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A Bell for Adano

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, 1978


1978 edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's heartwarming 1944 novel set in Sicily during the latter stages of World War II, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945. With illustrations by John Thompson. --- In full red leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with pink silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in... View more info

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A Bell for Adano (First Modern Library Edition, ML #16.3)

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $57.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library, 1946

Edition: First Edition


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1946 (confirmed). A rather scarce Modern Library edition of author's heartwarming 1944 novel which is set in Sicily during the latter stages of World War II. Includes a foreword by the author. This work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling stamped on green cover & spine blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h. Verso advertises 316 titles i... View more info

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A Christmas Carol

By: DICKENS, Charles (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers, 1997


Author's classic novel in a modern reprint copy. With publisher's sticker stating: '...complete text, updated for easier reading...discussion questions...' on front cover. With introduction and afterword by Joe L. Wheeler; and signed on title page by Mr. Wheeler. Published as part of Focus on the Family's Great Stories series. Profusely illustrated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages View more info

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A Christmas Carol and The Christmas Angel

By: DICKENS, Charles (author); BROWN, Abbie Farwell (author); WHEELER, Joe L. (introduction and afterword)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Elm Hill Books, 2005


Two heartwarming Christmas stories in one volume in this modern reprint copy. With introduction and afterword by Joe L. Wheeler; and signed on title page by Mr. Wheeler. Illustrated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 301 pages View more info

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A Christmas Carol Christmas Book

By: DICKENS, Charles; HALLINAN, Tim (additional text)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company, 1985


A companion volume to the American television special production of the great work by Charles Dickens, starring George C. Scott in the role of Scrooge. With lots of still photos from the production, along with Christmas-related features such as illustrations, recipes, songs, games, crafts, and biographical information about Charles Dickens. With the full text of Mr. Dickens's "A Christmas Carol", accompanied by additional illustrations. "An International Busi... View more info

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A Christmas Carol In Prose: A Ghost Story of Christmas

By: DICKENS, Charles (author); WHEELER, Joe L. (introduction and afterword)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Focus on the Family Publishing, 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus


First edition (thus), first printing with full number line on copyright page. The heartwarming Christmas story in an attractive, illustrated edition. With 4 color plates by John Leech, and with additional black and white illustrations. In pictorial covers, lacks a dust jacket (as issued) and with faux marbled endpapers. Includes study guide at rear of volume. With introduction, annotations and afterword by Joe L. Wheeler; and signed on title page by Mr. Wheeler. --- In '... View more info

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A Conrad Argosy

By: CONRAD, Joseph; MUELLER, Hans Alexander (illustrations)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1942


A collection of many of the principal works by Joseph Conrad in a single hefty, illustrated volume. Includes "Heart of Darkness", "The Secret Agent" and 12 others. Woodcut illustrations by Hans Alexander Mueller. Introduction by William McFee and with bibliography. --- In illustrated paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth; titling gilt-stamped on green spine label. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, chaf... 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 Death in the Family

By: AGEE, James

Price: $44.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library, 1979


Finely produced copy of author's autobiographical novel set in his native Knoxville, Tennessee which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Though published in 1957, it was actually written by Agee from 1948 through 1955; and published posthumously. In rich black full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and... View more info

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A Distinguished Provincial At Paris: Volume IX

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son,


Undated (estimate early 20th century) single volume from the 25 volume set. In full green cloth covers, w/edgewear (espec at corners). Attractive engraving at frontispiece, depicting Lucien Chardon on torn protective tissue leaf. Interior clean and slightly yellowed; beginnings of crack at front hinge location; otherwise solid and tight. ; The First Translation Into English [25 Volume Set]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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A Heritage and Its History

By: COMPTON-BURNETT, I.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster, 1960

Edition: First Edition


Stated first printing of the American edition of Ivy Compton-Burnett's novel, which is centered around the Challoner family. The author's work has been variously described as "witty, dazzling, dark, shocking, comedic, and great." --- In grey marble-look paper-covered boards backed in grey cloth; titling gilt-stamped on maroon spine block. Jacket in purple, with Camera Press photo of the author on the cover. --- With very light soiling to front paste-down and text... 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 Modern Comedy: The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon and Swan Song

By: GALSWORTHY, John

Price: $25.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd., 1929

Edition: First Edition


A first edition of John Galsworthy's sequel to his notable "The Forsyte Saga". This work consists of three novels, "The White Monkey", "The Silver Spoon", and "Swan Song"; with interludes between each. Includes a preface by the author. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with titling gilt-stamped on cover and spine and With "JG" device in gilt on cover; green topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With bookseller's price st... View more info

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A New Presentation of the Prometheus Bound of Aischylos; Wherein is Set Forth the Hidden Meaning of the Myth

By: AISCHYLOS; PRYSE, James Morgan

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Los Angeles / London, John M. Pryse / John M. Watkins, 1925


A version of the ancient Greek tragic play, in a modern version by James Morgan Pryse. With sepia frontis portrait of an imagined Aischylos (sometimes spelled as "Aeschylus"). --- In full ribbed navy cloth-covered boards with minimal gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Binding is a bit loose at front of book, with prior owner's bold penciled info. to front free endpaper, and light chafing to cloth at extremities; otherwise a sound copy. Qu... View more info