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1 Alger, Horatio A FANCY OF HERS; THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with previous owner's small address label to front free endpaper and traces of soiling to the edges; in a pictorial dust jacket that shows one light crease to rear flap fold. 
Two lost novels for adults by the legendary juvenile weaver of rags-to-riches yarns. With an historical introduction by Ralph D. Gardiner; illustrated with reproductions of original illustrations, photographs, facsimile periodical covers. Indexed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Alger, Horatio, Jr. BEN'S NUGGET; Or A Boy's Search for Fortune: A Story of the Pacific Coast
Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., [no date]. Early printing. Bound in vivid pictorial cloth with lettering in black, illustrations in red, gilt, white and black; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Front and rear endsheets each show a repaired tear at the inner hinge; mild wear to edges of covers; dot of stain to fore-edge; a flyleaf excised, else about near fine, a sharp, solid copy. This edition bears only the original copyright date of 1882. 
The concluding volume of "The Pacific Series"--immediately preceded by THE YOUNG EXPLORER. This issue features two different color doublespread endsheet illustrations, and two b&w frontispieces: "Turning the Tables" and "The Pacific Series." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Alger, Horatio). Gardner, Ralph D. HORATIO ALGER: Or The American Hero Era
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1978). 0688044667 First edition thus. 503 pages, including index. Illustrated. Hardcover. Cello-tape scars to front and rear pastedowns mild soiling to upper page edges, age-toning to pages, thus very good plus; in a very good dust jacket: age-toned, price-clipped, with creasing to both flaps, cello-tape remnant to rear flap. 
"For once it is not a cliché to call this definitive."--Saturday Review. Nostalgic biography of the man whose name is synonymous with rag-to-riches success, including a complete and updated bibliography once published separately as ROAD TO SUCCESS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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