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The Errand Boy; or, How Phil Brent Won Success

By: Alger Jr,, Horatio

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt: 1888

Edition: Early Edition.

Seller ID: 010583

Condition: Very Good


281pp. + 6pp. ads. Original bright blue cloth stamped decoratively in black with a vine and tree branch motif and an inset profile of a boy in a diamond shaped box. Spine also stamped with a gilt box, which is rubbed. Patterned green endpapers. Frontispiece engraving. Front hinge cracked and cleanly reglued. Small ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped and rubbed, two corners barely rubbed through at the tips. A fairly bright copy. Burt was the publisher for the first edition of this title, but the true first is in a paperback format (see Bennett #47). The address giv... View more info

Try and Trust

By: Alger Jr,, Horatio

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman:

Seller ID: 010788

Condition: Very Good


185pp. + 4pp. ads. Chase Series I, format 12 ("Interview") binding. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed, one corner rubbed through. The head of the spine is chipped and there is a small tear (half inch) in the spine. Printed on a poor quality gray pulpy paper. Ca. 1920's. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Strong and Steady

By: Alger Jr,, Horatio

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman:

Seller ID: 010787

Condition: Good


186pp. + 3pp. ads. Pictorial endpapers. Chase series I, format 10 ("thief" design inset on the front board) binding. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Front joint starting. Text browned. Head of spine chipped. One corner bumped. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Phil the Fiddler

By: Alger Jr,, Horatio

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chicago, M.A. Donohue & Co.:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009597

Condition: Very Good


248pp. + 2pp. ads. Gift inscription on the front pastedown. Corners bumped. One corner rubbed through. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Bound to Rise

By: Alger Jr,, Horatio

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chicago, M.A. Donohue & Co.:

Seller ID: 010792

Condition: Good


247pp. + 7pp. ads. Corners bumped and rubbed through. The head of the spine has a one and a half inch pull tear. Back board heavily foxed. Text browned. No previous ownership inscriptions. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Sink or Swim or Harry Raymond's Resolve

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Hurst & Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 023031

Condition: Good


319pp. Reprint. Original rose colored cloth with large color pictorial pasteon depicting a mechanic in front of a locomotive, spine lettering and decoration stamped in gilt and black. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Corners bumped and rubbed through at the tips. Top and fore edges of the text block foxed. Scattered foxing in the text. View more info

Work and Win or a Hard Earned Reward

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021879

Condition: Good


189pp. Reprint. Original cloth, three-toned bluish gray and yellow with lettering stamped in an art nouveau style black font, split by a 2-D perspective staircase shaded in orange. Spine in red with no lettering on the spine. #803 (series number) near the heel of the joint on the back board. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners rubbed, bottom corners rubbed through. Boards moderately soiled. In my years collecting and selling Alger I have rarely seen the Whitman editions, and have never seen one in this particular binding style. View more info

The Errand Boy; or, How Phil Brent Won Success

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt: 1888

Edition: Early Hardcover Edition.

Seller ID: 532

Condition: Very Good


281pp. + 38pp. ads. with the Reade Street address. Original decorative cloth, patterned endpapers. The true first edition was printed as a paperback by Burt a few months before it came out as a hardcover as part of their "Burt's Home Series", ".a rather deluxe set in somewhat more-elegant-than-usual cloth covers" (Gardner pages 406-07). Corners bumped and rubbed through at the tips. Bottom end of spine rubbed through in several places along the edge. Pencil gift inscription on the first blank page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Abraham Lincoln, the Backwoods Boy; or, How a Young Rail-Splitter Became President

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, John R. Anderson & Henry S. Allen: 1883

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1217

Condition: Good


307pp. + 4pp. ads. 1st Edition, 1st Issue with this title listed as #2 in the advertisement opposite the preface as called for by Gardner (page 388-89) and Bennett is in agreement (#2, page 42). Bennett says that this is a second state since page 99 is printed in broken type (#2, page 42). Original decorative brown cloth, elaborately stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated. Back cover heavily waterstained. The heel of the spine is frayed. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Small mouse nibbling from the spine. One leaf loose in the binding. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Frank Fowler, The Cash Boy

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Burt: 1887

Edition: Early American Edition.

Seller ID: 1785

Condition: Good


287pp. + 1pp. ad. Illustrated. Decorative mustard yellow cloth. From the collection of John S. Mayfield, curator of rare books at Syracuse University and a respected Texas book collector, with his ink stamp on the back free endpaper. Back hinge cracked. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Backstrip split near the bottom of the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Erie Train Boy

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 1787

Condition: Good


183pp. + 7pp. ads. Cover is color illustration of boy selling food items on a train and passengers on the train front and back covers. Pictorial endpapers. Edges rubbed, corners bumped & rubbed through. Text yellowed. Full of advertisements for other books. Good copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Bound to Rise

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Racine, Whitman Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 1788

Condition: Good


182pp. + 7pp. ads. Patterned cloth light green with red criss cross pattern with full color pictorial cover depicting boys working in a cobbler's shop. Pictorial endpapers. Edges lightly rubbed. Two small holes on spine, biggest 1/2 " smallest 1/4". Spine ends bumped. Text browned. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Herbert Carter's Legacy

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, New York Book Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 010791

Condition: Good


164pp. + 1pp. ad. Pictorial endpapers. Boy on a sailboat motif on the front board. No previous ownership inscriptions. Three corners rubbed through at the tips. Text browned. Binding spotted. Fore edge of the text block stained along 3 4 of the length. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info