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The Hoosier Schoolmaster A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana
Eggleston, Edward
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The Riddle of the Frozen Flame
Hanshew, Mary L. & Thomas W.
11.96 USD
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Left in Charge
Morris, Clara
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1 Eggleston, Edward The Hoosier Schoolmaster A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana
The Hoosier Schoolmaster a was a popular novel not only for it's convential plot of all turning out well (romance, poor orphans becoming wealthy, and the evil ones receiving just punishment with mitigation) , but also for its description of early days in Indiana. The country school is pictured as a constant warfare between master and the big boys (taken from his brother's actual experiences as a school teacher) , the community spelling school, different forms of bigoted and illiterate preaching offered to new settlers, and amusing attempts at formality in the proceedings of the courts. Other features of pioneer life as the author saw them in his life as an itinerant missionary and agent for a Bible society are included, as the author liked to include events with historical accuracy. Humor pervades the story and the action never drags. (Wikipedia) The light green cloth has deep red lettering along with an illustration in red and black of a country schoolhouse at the top. The spine is a big lightened; corners and spine ends have light wear. A gift note is written on the ffep and the 29 illustrations are very detailed. ; Hoosier; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 218 pages
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1899, Later Printing
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

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The Hoosier Schoolmaster A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana, Eggleston, Edward
2 Eggleston, Edward The Hoosier Schoolmaster A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana
The Hoosier Schoolmaster a was a popular novel not only for it's convential plot of all turning out well (romance, poor orphans becoming wealthy, and the evil ones receiving just punishment with mitigation) , but also for its description of early days in Indiana. The country school is pictured as a constant warfare between master and the big boys (taken from his brother's actual experiences as a school teacher) , the community spelling school, different forms of bigoted and illiterate preaching offered to new settlers, and amusing attempts at formality in the proceedings of the courts. Other features of pioneer life as the author saw them in his life as an itinerant missionary and agent for a Bible society are included, as the author liked to include events with historical accuracy. Humor pervades the story and the action never drags. (Wikipedia) The light green cloth has deep red lettering along with an illustration in red and black of a country schoolhouse at the top. The spine is a big lightened; corners and spine ends have light wear. A gift note is written on the ffep and the 29 illustrations are very detailed. ; Hoosier; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 218 pages
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1899, Later Printing
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

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004353; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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3 Hanshew, Mary L. & Thomas W. The Riddle of the Frozen Flame
The Hanshews were known for their series of detective mysteries featuring Detective Cleek, who regularly solved very entertaining, but improbable to impossible situations. The binding has light wear on the corners, both ends of the spine, and the front edge of the spine. The brown cloth as applied has two diagonal creases - one from the bottom vertically, 2" long, the other from the edge toward the bottom left, about 2 1/2" long. The frontispiece is loose but intact. The binding is somewhat loose with all pages intact. The prior owner's quarter-sized stamp is on the inside cover. There is a small spot on the page sides near the end - about the last 40 pages. Very small half moon on some of the pages from the spot. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. ; 284 pages
A. L. Burt Company
New York, 1920, First Edition
Cloth
Very Good with no dust jacket


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4 Morris, Clara Left in Charge
This is a romance (and possibly a mystery) written with humor, set in Quincy, Illinois. The binding has wear at the corners, light wear on the bottom edges and worn, slightly frayed spine ends. The back hinge is VERY loose, being held on by the cloth of the cover. The front hinge is becoming loose. The dark green cover has a fancy hearts and flowers design on the front. Inside the front end papers is the signature of the same woman, written in different ways, over and over. She also drew profiles, but all is done lightly in pencil and so easily erased if one wished. She also, in pencil, wrote "to the author" her opinion of the book on the title page. I read several passages; all were well-written and humorous. She thought the book was rotten. Her comments are pretty funny. 355 pages, written in chapters, no marks and a small tear on one of the front blank pages; otherwise no tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
G. W. Dillingham Company
New York, 1904, First Edition
Hardcover, Decorative
Good with no dust jacket


000615; 
Price: 35.88 USD
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