HANAUER & SEIDMAN
INTERESTING AND ANTIQUE BOOKS AND RELATED ITEMS FROM ESTATES
A WOMAN'S INHERITANCE
This is a book written by Amanda Minnie Douglas. The publisher is Lee And Shepard of Boston and Charles T. Dillingham New York. The published date is 1886.. The cover is brown cloth with Victorian era decoration. The book is in very good condition with a little bumping at the top and bottom of the spine. It may be signed by the author. Please read on for more information.
Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831-1916), a long-time Newark resident was a well-known writer of typical late 19th century fiction and poetry. She was educated in literature and also planning to study art in New York when she was called home because of family finance troubles and to help care for her ailing sister. She was able to work at her writing at home. She became a rather prolific author. She was an influential member of an established woman's literature club. I can't find a record of her marriage but this book appears to be signed in two places with the name Mrs. A.D. Porter. One of these signatures is written across the author's name. Perhaps she was married only a short time?
This book was written by Rachel Swete Macnamara. It is illustrated by C. Batchelor. The publisher is G. P. Putnam's Sons New York and London. The book has green pictorial covers. The cover and spine are a bit worn and bumped. The front and back hinges are cracked. The book is illustrated one illustrated page is detached. The book contains 437 numbered pages. The height of the book is 7 1/2".
CARMEN AND MR. DRYASDUST
A romance about a fiery woman who falls for a man immersed in studying the habits of the common fly. this book was written by Humfrey Jordan.. The publisher is G. P. Putnam's sons of New York and London. the date is 1914. The book as an embossed light blue cloth cover. There are 404 numbered pages followed by numerous pages of ads. There is some light scattered foxing and the back hinge is slightly cracked. The spine has a little bumping. Otherwise the book is in very good condition. It is 7 5/8" tall.
THE GIRL AND THE KAISER
This book was written by Pauline Bradford Mackie. It is illustrated with drawings and decorations by John Cecil Clay. It was published in 1904 by the Bobbs-Merrill Company of Indianapolis, IA. The book has a beautifully illustrated Art nouveau cover in excellent condition. It contains 164 pages. There is scattered minor foxing. The book measures 7 3/4" tall.