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1 Bell, Ernest A. FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS OR WAR ON THE WHITE SLAVE TRADE A Book Designed to Awaken the Sleeping and to Protect the Innocent
Chicago, IL L. H. Waller 1911 Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book from approximately 1911; possibly the second edition. The book has a red cloth covering with a faded image of a girl plus titles (plus quotes) on the front cover in black ink. There is also a title on the spine. The book has a tight binding, The covers have a few spots and the corners are slightly worn and bumped. There are no marks or writing on the end papers or anywhere else in the book. Inexpensive paper was used for the printing. There is some discoloration on all the page edges (not soil) . There are illustrations of prints and some photographs. The book chapters are written by an array of authors - some in government service and others from foundations. Some of the illustrations portray the drama and seriousness (as if to sell more books) . There are 26 Chapters. ; 8vo; 326 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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2 Bourget, Paul OUTRE-MER (Notes Sur L'Amerique) Tome Second
Paris Alphonse Lemerre, Editeur First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover ex-library book with many library markings. The book has been rebound in a dakr chocalate cloth. There is a little touch of wear. There are two marks on the spine - the call number and a number 2 for Volume 2, and a painted yellow dot. There is a library pocket and check out card, plus a check out piece of paper with dates stamped on the front free end papers. There are more marks on the title and copyright page, plus the name of the library in puncture dots. There is a library mark stamped on the top, front, bottom edges. There are no other marks or writing. In French. Old original reading copy. ; 8vo 
Price: 19.50 USD
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3 Moore, Nathaniel Fish A TRIP FROM NEW YORK TO THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY IN 1845 Edited by Stanley Pargellis and Ruth Lapham Butler
Chicago, IL Newberry Library 1946 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
This is the Newberry Library by the University of Chicago Press edition published in 1946. The book is a copper colored cloth with a blind stamped border and decorative device with the word "Diary; stamped in the center and filled with metallic ink. The Contents include and Introduction, The Diary, an Appendix, Notes, and an Index. There are eight reproduced prints that includes a frontispiece of Moore. The book is in near fine to very good condition. There is a hint of darkening of the cloth on the spine and the title on the spine is quite dulled, nearly unreadable. The binding is tight and the interior is pristine. The end papers are a neutral beige with a reproductio n of an old map on the front and the rear. , Tight, bright, Crisp and clean. The book is covered with a see-through, removable mylar-acetate cover. ; 8vo; 102 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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4 Petersen, Gerald A. M. PENGOPIA II ANTHOLOGY
Santa Clara, CA Petersen Engineering Co. 1963 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This appears to be a first edition. The is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, very clean throughout, with no marks or writing. The dust jacket is unclipped and is equally clean. There is a touch of rubbing and corner wear with a short closed tear. The book has been well cared for. ; 8vo; 400 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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5 Snow, Marshall S. HIGHER EDUCATION IN MISSOURI
Washington, D C Government Printing Office 1901 Softcover 
This is a softcover U. S. Government publication written by a Professor of History at Washington University, St. Lous (at the time of publication) . This is a new edition with added material. The book is solid, but with some edge wear at the spine and corners. There is no writing other than a note on the cover stating that William A. Eliot is included in the book. There is also a pencil note that the book is a 'Rare Document'. Illustrated in black and white half tone photographs and drawings. ; 8vo; 213 pages  
Price: 55.00 USD
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6 Wilder, Laura Ingalls WEST FROM HOME Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder San Francisco 1915 (To Almanzo Wilder)
New York, NY Harper & Row 1974 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket 
This is a hardcover first edition book in a dust jacket. The book is very clean and crisp in a tight binding with no marks or writing. Crisp and clean. The unclipped dust jacket has a water stain has a few closed tears and a touch of wear to the bottom front cover. The jacket is now protected in a new archival see-through and removable mylar cover. The design of the cover is a domes of one of the buildings at the World's Fair Panama Exposition, a streecar, and a postage stamp. The appendix has some recipes from the Exposition. Edited by Roger Lea MacBride. Historical setting is by Margot Patterson Doss. ; 8vo; 124 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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