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50 Great Ghost Stories

By: CANNING, John (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bell Publishing Company, 1971


An anthology of spooky stories, from a variety of authors such as Frank Usher, Vida Derry, Ronald Seth and several others. With black and white illustrations at chapter heads. --- In black leatherette-like paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Prior owner has ticked off a few titles in pencil on table of contents, some chafing to lower cover edges and with a light scratches to back cover, else a clean, sound copy.; Tall Octavo (9 ... View more info

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7th Heaven: Based on the Play by Austin Strong (Photoplay edition)

By: GOLDEN, John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, [c.1927]


A reprint of the re-written version of the Austin Strong play, a love story set in poorer districts of Paris. Issued as the photoplay edition when this work was made into a 1927 movie directed by Frank Borzage. Illustrated with black & white stills from the movie. --- In rust cloth-covered boards with titling in black on cover and spine. Dust jacket features color image of the cast of the film on front. --- With a little chafing to cover edges, otherwise a clean and unma... View more info

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A Chance Acquaintance

By: HOWELLS, William D.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1901


A reprint edition of the author's 1873 illustrated novel. With seven full-page and many additional smaller b&w engraved illustrations by unattributed artist(s). The author served as editor of The Atlantic Monthly, and is perhaps best known for his novel "The Rise of Silas Lapham". --- In corduroy pattern navy cloth, with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- The spine has sunned to a green hue, but titling is readable. With some wear t... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcdowell, Obolensky, 1957


No dust jacket. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Good copy of classic novel; is clean and bright, in full sky blue cloth covers w/mountainous decor front & spine; spine & book edges sunfaded. ; 31010; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $23.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcdowell, Obolensky, 1957

Edition: Book Club Edition


Nice copy of classic novel; 60th anniversary facsimile issued by B-O-M-C; includes laid-in flyer. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Discoloration of lower front cover, dust jacket, and 1st page or two. 2-2.5" tears on rear of DJ repaired with tape, a few chips, and in removable mylar protector. DJ bright blue colors, as originally published. Otherwise, book is clean and bright, printing on blue cloth boards and spine clear and colors good. ; 8vo - over 7¾&... View more info

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A Fair Barbarian

By: BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901


A 1901 reprint edition of Ms. Burnett's 1880 novel. The author is perhaps best known for her "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "The Secret Garden". --- In brown cloth-covered boards with cover illustration & titling in black and gold. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Once property of a lending library, the sole evidence of which is a bookplate affixed to front paste-down. With soiling to textblock top edge and covers, with a cocked spine, else a firm, clean copy.; Ex-... View more info

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A Far Country

By: MASON, Daniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007


Stated First Edition, publisher's page. A clean, bright copy in excellent dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages View more info

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A House for Mr. Biswas

By: NAIPAUL, V. [Vidiadhar] S. [Surajprasad]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Vintage Books, 2001


Hard-to-find copy of Nobel prizewinning author's semi-autobiographical novel. In nice shape, chafing at edges, otherwise solid and tight. ; 70003; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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A Loyal Heart

By: MASON, Caroline Atwater

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Baptist Publication Society, 1892


Scarce copy of the author's late 19th-century novel, with b&w engraved illustrations. In gold buckram covers w/titling in red, knotted cord and moon decorations on covers and spine also in red. --- Some soiling to covers. Interior of volume is firm and unmarked, but with a small tear to title page.; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 316 pages View more info

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A Modern Instance

By: HOWELLS, William Dean

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957


An undated reprint edition of author's novel, first published in 1881. With an unattributed introduction. Volume bears 1910 date, but likely published ca1940s-1950s. The prolific Mr. Howells is perhaps best known for his 1884 novel: "The Rise of Silas Lapham". --- In rust full cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Cover with whitish discoloration, spine is a little sunned. Interior clean and bright, but with minor tears. ; 12... View more info

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A Most Private Intrigue

By: ROSTEN, Leo

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum, 1967

Edition: First Edition


Stated First Edition, copyright page. A 'novel of intrigue' by the creator of the much-admired novels featuring his H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N character. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards w/silver-stamped titling on cover, gilt-stamped on spine. In George Salter designed jacket w/orig. $5.95 flap price intact. --- A sunned spot on spine, corresponding with large tear near head of jacket spine, else a clean, firm, bright copy though with spine lean. Jacket with that big t... View more info

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A Night at Sea

By: LANE, Margaret

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1965


Stated First American Edition. From the jacket flap: ". . .an extraordinarily true and penetrating study of the psychology of the unloved wife." --- In full teal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine. Jacket with blue ocean wave artwork on cover; orig. $4.95 flap price intact. --- A clean, firm, bright copy. Bright jacket with multiple tears, chips and creases; in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages View more info

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A Romance of Perfume Lands, or, The Search for Capt. Jacob Cole With interesting facts about perfumes and articles used in the toilet

By: CLIFFORD, Frank Sanford

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Clifford & Co, 1881


This adventure story, set in 1873, is centered around a man's desire to find his long-lost father, who supposedly was wrecked at sea and living on a deserted island. Interspersed throughout are black & white engraved illustrations as well as ads for a variety of products (many of which have quaint illustrations). Apparently, the author and publisher was also the proprietor of a Boston perfumery. A most unusual volume from the late 19th century, with a bit of something fo... View more info

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A Round Dozen

By: COOLIDGE, Susan

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1892


In full blue cloth-covered boards with decorations and lettering in gilt and dark red. With four illustrations (including tissue-protected frontis illust.) by Frank T. Merrill. Interior bright and clean; covers and edges with incidental soiling; cover edgewear. Volume is firm. --- Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905) wrote under the pseudonym of Susan Coolidge and is perhaps best known for her series which began with 'What Katy Did.' ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 298, (6, ... View more info

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A Single Pebble

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1956

Edition: Fourth Printing


Popular author's novel of China in a good copy. Stated 4th printing, publisher's page. In bright full yellow cloth covers w/Chinese junk artwork, cover. Interior has inked inscription, front free endpaper. Dust jacket priceclipped, lightly chipped; otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 181 pages View more info