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    Lot of Nine Adventure Novels For Boys by G. A. Henty, All In Beautiful Pictorial Bindings, including: Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main. London/New York: Blackie & Son/Charles Scribner's Sons, [n.d., 1883]. Blue pictorial cloth. Slightly cocked; otherwise, a near fine copy. [and:] True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., [n.d., written 1885]. Later reprint. Blue pictorial cloth. Faded spots to spine. Pages brittle. Good. [and:] The Dragon and the Raven, or, The Days of King Alfred. New York: Scribner and Welford, [n.d., written 1886]. Red pictorial cloth. Neat gift inscription dated 1891. Fine. [and:] For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem. New York: Scribner and Welford, [n.d., 1888]. Blue-green pictorial cloth. Some gilt dulled on spine. Light wear to head and foot of spine. Neat gift inscription dated 1889. Overall, a near fine copy.[and:] The Cat of the Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt. New York: Scribner and Welford, [n.d., 1889].Green pictorial cloth. Neat gift inscription dated 1889. Near fine. [and:] Maori and Settler: A Story of the New Zealand War. New York: Scribner and Welford, [n.d., 1890]. Red pictorial cloth. Neat gift inscription dated 1890. Fine. [and:] A Chapter of Adventures, or, Through the Bombardment of Alexandria. Toronto: Coop Clark Co. and William Briggs, [n.d., written 1891). Brown decorated cloth. Front board slightly bowed. Foxing throughout. Neat gift inscription dated 1917. Overall, very good. [and:] At Agincourt: A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris. London: Blackie & Son, 1897. First edition. Green pictorial cloth (the areas decorated in white are fading a bit). Near fine.[and:] The Treasure of the Incas: A Tale of Adventures in Peru. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. First American edition. Blue pictorial cloth. Fairly inconspicuous water stain to outside of front board. Light wear to rear hinge. Neat gift inscription dated 1902. A near fine copy. A lovely collection of books that apparently belonged to one boy, whose name appears in most of these volumes, and who took very good care of his books.

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    October, 2008
    16th-18th Thursday-Saturday
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