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South Boston Books


(978) 331-0895
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The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale (1924) Illustrated

The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale (1924) Illustrated

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The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale, Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston (1924) good condition hardcover. First edition thus with illustrations by Harold M. Brett. ...moreThe charming story of the bumbling and beloved Peterkins and the lady from Philadelphia who helps them out of all kinds of predicaments. Pasted-down paper illustration and title information on front cover.

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Jim Crow Tales by Burton Stoner (1905) Illustrated CHILDREN'S BOOK - ANIMALS

Jim Crow Tales by Burton Stoner (1905) Illustrated CHILDREN'S BOOK - ANIMALS

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Jim Crow Tales by Burton Stoner, Published by The Salfield Publishing Company (1905) Illustrated by Carl B. Williams. Good condition with cover wear....more

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FIRST EDITION The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel by Thornton W. Burgess (1915)

FIRST EDITION The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel by Thornton W. Burgess (1915)

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The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel by Thornton W. Burgess, Published by Little Brown & Co. "The Bedtime Story Books", (1915) first edition with early library bo...moreokplate and owner signature. Good condition small hardcover with no dust jacket.

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IN THE BEAUTY OF MEADOW AND MOUNTAIN by Charles Coke Woods (1913)

IN THE BEAUTY OF MEADOW AND MOUNTAIN by Charles Coke Woods (1913)

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IN THE BEAUTY OF MEADOW AND MOUNTAIN by Woods, Charles Coke [Almina Martindale Woods, illustrative artist] Published by Jennings and Graham / Eaton and Mains [1913], Cinc...moreinnnati / New York (1913) Illustrated from black and white photographs. Includes photographs of Yosemite and more.

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RARE Down-Adown-Derry A Book of FAIRY POEMS by Walter De La Mare (1924)

RARE Down-Adown-Derry A Book of FAIRY POEMS by Walter De La Mare (1924)

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Down-Adown-Derry A Book of Fairy Poems by Walter De La Mare, Published by Henry Holt and Company, New York (1924) good- condition with faded covers and some very slight s...morepotting. No Dust Jacket. Lathrop, Dorothy P. (illustrator). Collection of poems by English children's writer Walter de la Mare. This book collects de la Mare's poems on Fairies, Witches, Witchcraft and The World of Dream.

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THE TALE OF THE GENJI - Volumes I and II by Lady Murasaki (1935) with Slipcase

THE TALE OF THE GENJI - Volumes I and II by Lady Murasaki (1935) with Slipcase

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The Tale of the Genji - Volumes I and II by Lady Murasaki, Published by Houghton Mifflin Company (1935) Two volumes in slipcase as shown. Good condition, labels on spine ...moreare faded, interior pages very good.

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GLORY OF THE SEAS by Michael Jay Mjelde (1970) Clipper Ship Launched in 1869

GLORY OF THE SEAS by Michael Jay Mjelde (1970) Clipper Ship Launched in 1869

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Glory of the Seas by Michael Jay Mjelde, Published by Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Connecticut (1970) The "Glory of the Seas" , a Donald McKay clipper ship was ...morelaunched in 1869 and became one of the most famous clipper ships of all time. A complete history from design and construction to its last voyage.

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The Practice of Embanking Lands from the Sea (1852) Means of Profitable Employment

The Practice of Embanking Lands from the Sea (1852) Means of Profitable Employment

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The Practice of Embanking Lands from the Sea, Treated as a Means of Profitable Employment of Capital; with Examples and Particulars of Actual Embankments, and Also Practi...morecal Remarks on the Repair of Old Sea-Walls by John Wiggins, Published by John Weale, London (1852) good condition small hardcover.

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The Rohan Master: A Book of Hours (1973) ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT with 127 COLOR PLATES

The Rohan Master: A Book of Hours (1973) ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT with 127 COLOR PLATES

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The Rohan Master: A Book of Hours, Published by George Braziller, New York (1973) Reproduced from the illuminated manuscript belonging to the Bibliotheque National; trans...morelated from the French by Katharine W. Carson. Bound in red cloth with gilt to front board & to spine. Illustrated throughout in full color. 127 full-page colour plates of illuminated manuscript pages with large and small miniatures. Very good condition.

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RARE Salem Vessels and Their Voyages, Three Volumes, by George Granville Putnam (1924)

RARE Salem Vessels and Their Voyages, Three Volumes, by George Granville Putnam (1924)

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Salem Vessels and Their Voyages, Three Volumes, by George Granville Putnam. Published by The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts (1924) Missing Volume II. Very good con...moredition. A History of the "George", "Glide", "Taria Topan", and "St. Paul", in trade with Calcutta, East Coast of Africa, Madagascar, and the Philippine Islands; A History of the "Astrea", "Mindoro", "Sooloo", "Panay", "Dragon", "Highlander," "Shirley", and "Formosa" with Some Account of Their Masters, and other Reminiscences of Salem Shipmasters; A History of the European, African, Australian, and South Pacific Islands Trade as Carried on by Salem Merchants, Particularly the Firm of N.L. Rogers & Brothers. Bound in blue cloth with a navy spine, each volume has gold lettering on the spine and a photograph of a sailboat on the front board.

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AMERICAN INDIANS First Families of the Southwest by J.F. Huckel (1928) BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED

AMERICAN INDIANS First Families of the Southwest by J.F. Huckel (1928) BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED

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American Indians First Families of the Southwest by J.F. Huckel, editor. Published by Fred Harvey, Kansas City, Mo (1920) good condition. Published by Fred Harvey in 1920...more - second edition. Beautifully illustrated with color reproductions. Good condition with some slight wear.

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Northern Seas, Hardy Sailors by George Whiteley (1983) Sailor Voyages to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

Northern Seas, Hardy Sailors by George Whiteley (1983) Sailor Voyages to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

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Northern Seas, Hardy Sailors by George Whiteley, Published by WW Norton & Co (1983) Sailor voyages to his ancestral islands of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador & unco...morevers the story of the men & women who built a good life in a hard & hostile land. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Good condition hardcover with dust jacket.

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The HOME SCHOOL Speaker and Elocutionist (1898) Drama Drills & Old Time Costumes

The HOME SCHOOL Speaker and Elocutionist (1898) Drama Drills & Old Time Costumes

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The Home School Speaker and Elocutionist containing the Best and Noblest Readings and Orations that have been presented during the Last One Hundred Years, including Drama...mores, Drills and Tableaux with Old Time Costumes by Emma Griffith Lumm, Published by K. T. Boland (1898) good condition with some cover wear and general wear throughout.

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MARMION by Sir Walter Scott (1885) Fully Illustrated

MARMION by Sir Walter Scott (1885) Fully Illustrated

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MARMION by Sir Walter Scott, Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1885) good- condition with some cover wear with some rubbing. Larger size hardcover. The bo...moreok features illustrations throughout, including many that are full-page.

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A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1893) Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards

A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1893) Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards

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A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Published by Houghton Mifflin & the Riverside Press, Boston, New York, Cambridge (1893) Heavily illustrated by Geor...morege Wharton Edwards. Fair/Good to good condition with some cover wear. Interior pages good with cracked hinge. First Trade printing thus. 59 illustrations including head and tail pieces.

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FAIRY-LAND of Science by Arabella B. Buckley (1881) ILLUSTRATED COVER

FAIRY-LAND of Science by Arabella B. Buckley (1881) ILLUSTRATED COVER

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Fairy-Land of Science by Arabella B. Buckley, Published by Appleton, New York (1881) Good- condition smaller sized hardcover with illustrated, ex-library markings. Arabel...morela Buckley was the first writer to translate Darwinian evolution into popular terms that children could understand. Buckley had worked as Charles Lyell's secretary for many years, and had followed the Darwinian debates. Despite their rather disconcerting titles, her books are "scientifically accurate and extremely lucid."

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RARE Struggles and Triumphs by P.T. BARNUM (1869)

RARE Struggles and Triumphs by P.T. BARNUM (1869)

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Struggles and Triumphs by P. T. Barnum, Published by J. B. Burr & Company, Hartford, Conn. (1869) good condition with some wear. Very nice hardcover. Gild signature of P....more T. Barnum on front cover.

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The Only True MOTHER GOOSE Melodies (1905)

The Only True MOTHER GOOSE Melodies (1905)

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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies with an Introduction By Rev. Edward Everett Hale, Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, Boston (1905) "An exact reproduction of t...morehe text and illustrations of the original edition published and copyrighted in Boston in the year 1833 by Munroe & Francis." First edition; 24 mo.; cloth backed pictorial boards, hardcover; xii, 100 pages; black and white illustrations. Small hardcover.

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RARE 17th Century Map of ASIA

RARE 17th Century Map of ASIA

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Good condition, was once part of a book (we did not remove it or have the book) sized 6" x 8" as shown....more

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RARE Foreign Affairs Government Papers (1865) including CIVIL WAR and LINCOLN ASSASSINATION

RARE Foreign Affairs Government Papers (1865) including CIVIL WAR and LINCOLN ASSASSINATION

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Good condition, some wear on the outer spine, contains hundreds of documents including the Assassination of Lincoln (see pic)...more

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EARLY When We Were Very Young by Milne (1924) with WINNIE THE POOH

EARLY When We Were Very Young by Milne (1924) with WINNIE THE POOH

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When We Were Very Young by Milne, A.A. Milne, Published by E. P. Dutton & Co., New York (1924) First Edition, third printing. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall...more. No dust jacket. The printing has the first appearance of Winnie the Pooh.

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TANGLEWOOD TALES by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1921) with Illustrations

TANGLEWOOD TALES by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1921) with Illustrations

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Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Published by The Hampton Publishing Company, New York (1921) good condition hardcover. Contains five full-colour illustrated plat...morees as well as smaller in-text b/w illustrations throughout. This is a collection of mythology told for children with illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett, stories include: "The Minotaur; The Dragon's Teeth; Circe's Palace; The Pomegrante Seeds; and The Golden Fleece." Very nice cover.

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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (1928)

Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge (1928)

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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge, Published by Harper and Brothers, New York, NY, USA (1928) good condition hardcover. Paste on illustration of skate...morers on the front board. Louis Rhead (illustrator).

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SLOVENLY PETER by Henry Hoffman (c.1920) ChilIllustrated

SLOVENLY PETER by Henry Hoffman (c.1920) ChilIllustrated

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Slovenly Peter by Henry Hoffman, Published by The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia (c.1920) good condition hardcover. 'With Colored Illustrations After the Original ...moreStyle'. Illustrated throughout in black/white illustrations after the originals by Hoffmann. Some 37 rhymes in all including: Slovenly Peter; The Story of Cruel Frederick; The Story of the Inky Boys; The Story of Fidgety Philip; The Story of Flying Robert; Tom, The Thief; Envious Minny; etc. Very good condition hardcover with no dust jacket.

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A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett (c.1955) Illustrated

A LITTLE PRINCESS by Frances Hodgson Burnett (c.1955) Illustrated

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Very nice hardcover, very good condition with no dust jacket....more

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