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Cats of Destiny

By: Downey, Fairfax

Price: $37.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38748

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering has some speckling along gutter of spine & lower edge otherwise shows well. Price clipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that has kept the book in good form. Not exlib. 170 tight pages which are yellowed with age have crisp text and no tears but FEP is presented to previous owner from 'Princess Pitty Pat'. A fascinating collection of stories of the importance of cats throughout history loaded with Paul Brown b/w line drawings. View more info

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Army Mule

By: Downey, Fairfax

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46484

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black title on cover and backstrip. Tips and spine ends bumped. Handwritten school name at head of fep, along with a 1/4" now taped closed tear at head of title page. No pocket or stamps anywhere. One small ink dot at edge of page block, No foxing, war-time compliant volume. Illustrations by Paul Brown are excellent as always. Fray Luis picks up a stubborn mule from a Mexican mule train and he finds that the mule Provcerbio, is really intelligent and willing and together they fight with the American Army against the Indians. View more info

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Free and Easy

By: Downey, Fairfax

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons and The Junior Literary Guild: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46564

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in green cloth covered boards with black spine title and black line drawing of a woman riding side-saddle on the frt cover. Exlib with no call tags on original, unclipped dust wrapper in new mylar that shows a woman riding a horse side-saddle on the beach. Rep removed, tape marks on both book pastedowns and dj flaps. School name embossed into title page with little holes. Solid rear dj panel shows one light spot of color loss, nary any wear on spine ends or jacket tips. School stamp on three sides of 188 page block. After Stella rescues the young filly from the sea... View more info

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Horses of Destiny

By: Downey, Fairfax: Story; Paul Brown: Illustrations

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46283

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in slightly cocked rust cloth covered boards with gold title on cover and barely visible gold title on backstrip. Near fine condition with sharp tips and spine ends, inner hinge papers secure, 186 pp text is crisp, clean, shows no foxing or dog ears and is beautifully illustrated with full page, pen & ink line drawings by Paul Brown. Un-clipped professionally reproduced, illustrated taupe background dust jacket shows color loss and tiny chips at board tips, touch of abrasion along dj flap folds, 1/4 inch of loss at head of spine doesn't affect the illustrator's name ... View more info

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Horses of Destiny

By: Downey, Fairfax; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $37.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46251

Condition: Good


First edition hardcover in grey buckram cloth covered boards with brown titles and horse line drawing. Exlib with board tips and spine ends bumped/rubbed, pocket and all pages present. Former owner's cute ink stamp with her and her horse' name, a line drawing of a horse along with unique, taupe and grey spider web illustrated endpprs. Former owner's name also affixed to foot of title page. 186 pp well illustrated text shows occasional fingerprint smudge in margins only. Couple of now unfolded dog-ears and four small check marks in the contents list plus a half a circle with green marker ... View more info