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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Large octavo, 140, (2) pp. Cloth and boards with printed clear plastic wrapper. 16 pp of period photos at front. Soft ripples to front free endpaper, else fine, no owner names. Wrapper has light surface rubbing, bit of rubbing to the flap copy, VG. Nice edition of this American literary classic originally published in 1899, set in New Orleans.
$14.95 Book Number: 24136 Order / Enquire
HOUSTON, Margaret Bell
MOON OF DELIGHT
New York: A.L. Burt, no date.,
Ca. 193- ? reprint from 1931 Dodd, Mead plates. Octavo, blue cloth stamped in black and yellow. , 282 pp. Slight yellowing to page edges, light toning to text paper; a VG tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. The dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip at foot of spine with loss of a couple letters, shallow chip across head of spine just touching the top of "Moon", vertical crease and light rubbing to spine; short tears to panels and flap folds, with chips to lower outer corner of front panel with loss of one letter of "Houston"; in all, good, but still presentable in appearance. A "romantic mystery" about stolen jewels and a mysterious veiled woman set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The author was from Houston, Texas.
$24.95 Book Number: 20069 Order / Enquire
JOHNSON, Bobby H.
THE COUSHATTA PEOPLE
Phoenix, Arizona: Indian Tribal Series, 1976.
Dark blue cloth, red endpapers. [viii], 104 pp. Maps and photos (some in colour). Signed in ink by Ernest Sickey, Chairman of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Small soft bruise to outer corners of covers, else a fine copy (not issued in jacket, I believe). Issued to "Commemorate the issuance of the Coushatta medal".
$15.00 Book Number: 15642 Order / Enquire
PLEASANTS, W. Shepard
THE STINGAREE MURDERS
New York: Mystery League, 1932.
Black lettered in light green, green on white decorated endpapers. pp 286, (1, ad), . Light yellowing to page edges, green top page edges lightly sunned, else fine. Nice period jacket (art by Gene) has modest wear to spine ends, small creased tear to front panel, near fine otherwise. "Surrounded by the vast, steaming marshes of Louisiana, whose shore lines were a growth of weeds and coarse grass, a veritable quicksand, the crippled houseboat Terrapin drifted aimlessly over Lost Ship Reef, completely cut off from the mainland by the treacherous blow that Murder had delivered to one of the distinguished guests aboard. The gay trip, designed as a brief vacation for Governor Lacroix of Louisiana by Leonard Reade, well known publisher and sportsman, and including eleven guests, from the very start, had been under the disturbing menace of the threats against Lacroix's life by the vicious 'Stingaree,' whose recent raids had terrified the entire State - and now the dreaded mysterious marauder had struck." - jacket. Somewhat ingenious murders, but a rather racist text. Author's only novel. He may have been from Louisiana as he co-authored a New Orleans company history.
$60.00 Book Number: 42679 Order / Enquire
STUART, Ruth McEnery
NAPOLEON JACKSON: the gentleman of the plush rocker. With pictures by Edward Pottbast
New York: Century, 1904.
Second? printing (first was in 1902). 12mo, maroon cloth with very nice binding design by Henry Thayer's Decorative Designers company, stamping in gilt and light green; fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. pp (8), 132 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other sepia plates. Book a bit leaned, with rubbing at spine ends, yellowing to page edges, slight flaking to some of the green spine stamping, and with a 01 Jan., 1905, ink gift inscription at front. A story about African-Americans, told in dialect, by a white author born in Marksville, Louisiana, about 1849, moving the New Orleans when she was three. She became a popular writer and published many books, a good number of them about African-Americans. She has been compared with Kate Chopin.
$25.00 Book Number: 38945 Order / Enquire