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    Anna Katharine Green. Pair of Bobbs-Merrill Company Publications. Indianapolis: [1905-1907]. First editions.

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    Anna Katharine Green. The Amethyst Box. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905. First edition. Octavo. [4], 298 pages. Frontispiece and one additional inserted plate on coated paper. Publisher's full red cloth; spine lettered in black; front with full-color illustrated paper label reproducing front panel of dust jacket. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Slight lean at spine; very minor shelf wear at extremities of binding. A touch of dust-soiling to top edge of text block; regular age toning to other edges and interior. Decorative gift card tipped to front pastedown; rear hinge splitting between text block and endpaper, but still sound; one leaf rumpled at lower corner with tear extending inward from fore-edge. Jacket mildly toned recto and verso with slight rubbing at exposed panels; tiny chips at ends of spine panel, slightly larger ones along top edge of rear panel and bottom edge of front; front flap fold mostly split from top and bottom with about 1.5" of fold remaining. Near fine book in an about near fine jacket.

    [Together with:] The Mayor's Wife. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1907. First edition. Octavo. [8], 389, [1] pages. Frontispiece and six additional inserted plates on coated paper, by Alice Barber Stephens; one in-text plan. Publisher's full green cloth; spine lettered in black; front lettered in gilt and decorated in black with full-color illustrated paper label. Original illustrated dust jacket. All edges trimmed. Slight shelf wear at extremities of binding; a bit of wear at joints; spine ends gently pushed. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned at exposed panels; mild wear at edges and joints with a tiny amount of paper loss at spine and flap fold ends; some general minor rubbing, scuffing; closed tears at rear panel and base of spine; flaps clipped. A few tape repairs at verso. Near fine in a very good jacket. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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