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1 Mora, Jo A LOG OF THE SPANISH MAIN
San Francisco Jo Mora, Jr. 1934 First Edition Cloth Good + Jo Mora 
8vo (6" x 8¾”). Yellow cloth boards with titles and illustration of a pirate stamped in black, red and green on front cover. Illustrated paste-downs. Brass rivet binding. A pre-printed diary provided by W. R. Grace and Company to young passengers of its Grace Line cruisers headed for the Caribbean coast and Gulf of Mexico (the Spanish Main). The book provides a young sailer with diary space and information about life aboard ship and what to expect at their ports of call. This particular copy was owned by one Mikey Robinson from Sewickley, Pa. traveling to South America during the period 31 March, 1939 to 17 April 1939. Mikey was definitely a data man and collected a photo of his ship, the S.S. Santa Paula, detailed weather information, signatures of his captain and his fellow passengers, a detailed list of the wildlife he saw, and brief but evocative descriptions of his ports of call. A tight binding with a lightly age-toned text block with soiling to covers, wear to the spine and one bumped corner. G+. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 [Fisher, Harrison; Crawford, E. Stetson]; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth THE SONG OF HIAWATHA
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill (1906) First Thus Cloth Near fine Fisher, Harrison 
M8vo (9 ¾" x 7"). pp. [189]. Unsigned publisher’s binding likely by E. Stetson Crawford in smooth green cloth with titles in gold surrounded by Native American themed decoration in blind and in B/W. Color frontis. with tissue guard and over 60 additional color and B/W illustrations by Harrison Fisher. Intricately decorated end papers, half-title, title page and text pages by E. Stetson Crawford using Native American themes in green. A near fine copy with light bumping to head/tail of spine and a neat gift inscription to the recto of the front flyleaf . A lovely copy of this tour de force of Arts and Crafts illustrative and decorative work at its best. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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3 [Wyeth, N. C.]; Irving, Washington RIP VAN WINKLE
Philadelphia David McKay Company (1921) First Thus Cloth VG+ Wyeth, N.C. 
C4to (10 x 7 ½). pp. [xiv], 86. Dark brown embossed cloth boards with titled illustrated paper onlay by N. C. Wyeth and titles stamped in gold on spine. Color Frontis. With tissue guard, 7 full page color plates, color illustrated end papers and numerous B/W vignette drawings and decorations in the Arts & Crafts style by N. C. Wyeth. t.e.g. Very Good+ condition with unopened pages and some light rubbing to the background of the cover paper onlay and the top of the spine titles. A beautiful, bright and clean copy. Newell Convers (N. C.) Wyeth (1882-1945) was a student of Howard Pyle, and a member of the Brandywine School of illustration, known for their subtle and dramatic use of light in illustrations. He was the patriarch of a family of artists that included his son, Andrew, and his grandson, Jamie. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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