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A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $12.50

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

Stock No.: 71213

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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

Stock No.: 71333

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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" - 9¾" tall 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

Stock No.: 75271

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


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 matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- Illustrated by Ben F. Wohlbert. A bright, sharp, clean, unmarked copy. A handsom... View more info

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The Tower of London: A Historical Romance (Everyman's Library #400)

By: AINSWORTH, William Harrison

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1911

Stock No.: 82887

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Harrison Ainsworth's novel is broken into two parts: "Jane the Queen" and "Mary the Queen", and its centerpiece is the Tower of London, presented as ". . .a palace, a prison, and a fortress" (per Ross, p.5). Entry 400 in Everyman's Library fiction series, edited by Ernest Rhys, who has supplied an introduction. --- In flatback binding style 1, full carmine cloth-covered boards with Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, brown topstain and fancy Knowles woodcut art at title page & frontis. Lacks the du... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue and Company:

Stock No.: 79162

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An undated edition of the children's classic. With color frontis illustration, with a color illustration pasted to front cover, as well as illustrated endpapers. --- In full navy pebbled cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A good only copy, with a ragged tear to cloth at head of spine, some additional chafing to cloth, black front cover spot, four signatures on recto of frontis illustration and child's coloring to front endpaper. This book shows signs of wear and is priced accordingly.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 357 pages View more info

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Little Women (Junior Library, The World's Popular Classics, Art-Type Edition)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Chicago, J. G. Ferguson & Associates: [c.1940s-1960s]

Stock No.: 80943

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An undated reprint copy of author's famous semi-autobiographical novel, featuring her characters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. "Little Women" first appeared in two parts in 1868 and 1869. An entry in publisher's Junior Library, The World's Popular Classics series, Art-Type Edition. --- In green cloth-covered boards with image of reading children on cover in dark red, more images in dark red on spine and gilt-stamped titling on dark red spine blocks. Volume was possibly published c.1940s-1960s; lacks a dust jacket. --- With lightly rubbed covers, a few penciled marks to page 65, and mi... View more info

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Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1997

Stock No.: 77509

ISBN: 1561797448

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Signed by Joe Wheeler on title page. Complete and unabridged copy of the timeless family classic. With approx. 150 b&w illustrations. Dr. Wheeler's introduction and afterword provide information about 'Little Women', and Alcott, as well as a study guide for enriching the experience of reading this classic. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. --- A Near Fine copy: clean, bright and firm but with faint smudges to covers. Cover sticker explains that this is the complete... View more info

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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

By: ALCOTT, Louisa May (author); WHEELER, Joe (introduction and afterword)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois, Tyndale House Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 82657

ISBN: 1561796247

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Signed by Joe Wheeler on title page. Complete and unabridged copy of the family classic by Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). First published in 1886, "Little Men" was a sequel to her popular "Little Women". With 15 b&w illustrations. Dr. Wheeler's introduction and afterword provide information about Alcott, as well as a study guide for enriching the experience of reading this classic. A life-long educator and author, Dr. Wheeler is one of America's premier compilers of family-oriented stories. Part of the Focus on the Family Great Stories series, with front cover sticker stating t... View more info

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Little Women; or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (The Beacon Hill Bookshelf)

By: ALCOTT, Louisa M[ay] (author); SMITH, Jessie Willcox (illustrations)

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1926

Stock No.: 83063

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The heartwarming classic by Louisa May Alcott in a 1926 reprint edition, consisting of both the first and second parts. With 6 of the original 8 color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (illustrations at frontis & p. 260 are missing). Endpapers illustrated by Henry Pitz. An entry in publisher's series, "The Beacon Hill Bookshelf". --- In full black cloth with color Smith illustration pasted to cover, titling in gilt on spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A likely former library book, with rubberstampings to endpapers. Front free endpaper and frontis illustration are missing, white... View more info

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Sense and Sensibility

By: AUSTEN, Jane

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 1992

Stock No.: 72350

ISBN: 0679409874

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The cherished work in an attractive reprint edition. With introduction by Peter Conrad. EL #51. --- In full dark green cloth covers; printed on high-quality papers and with satin ribbon bookmark. Dust jacket features Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet from the movie version. --- With a touch of dusty soiling to top edge of textblock; else volume firm, clean & bright. Bright jacket w/small tear; otherwise in nice shape and w/unclipped flap prices.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 367 pages View more info

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Greek Literature for the Modern Reader

By: BALDRY, H. C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1951

Stock No.: 73888

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In this work, the author paints a picture of everyday life in ancient Greece in order to help the modern reader understand the context in which such classicists as Homer or Aristophanes wrote their enduring works. With maps of Greece and the Aegean Sea at endpapers. With snippets of translated sections of various works scattered throughout. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket in lavender with image of seated lyre player to front panel. --- Interior with discreet pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket wi... 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:

Stock No.: 72394

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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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Père Goriot

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1980

Stock No.: 78262

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A handsome reprint edition of the French author's famous novel, first published in 1835. With illustrations by Albert Lynch. --- In full dark blue faux leather with gilt decorations on covers & spine, raised spine bands and title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with colorful patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking obvious damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

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Cousin Bette (First Modern Library Edition, ML #299.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80301

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1958 (confirmed). Author's famous 1846 novel is set in Paris in the 19th century and has been praised for its realism. Translated from the French by Kathleen Raine and with an introduction by Floyd Zulli, Jr. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling stamped on red cover & spine blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i. Verso advertises 383 titles in ML catalog. ML #299.1. --- With prior owner's signature to half title page and water spotting to topstain, otherwise a firm, clean copy. Dust jacket bears original $1.65 flap pric... View more info

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Droll Stories: Thirty Tales

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1939

Stock No.: 80624

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome reprint edition of 30 amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with a preface by Jacques Le Clercq, illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff. --- In full maroon cloth, gilt titling & illustration on spine; in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With binder's glue bleed-through at front and rear hinges, very slight rubbing to back cover, else a clean, bright, firm copy. Very Good slipcase with a small tear near opening and a hint of sunning, else in good shape and structurally s... View more info

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Béatrix The Edition Definitive of the Human Comedy, Scenes of Private Life, Volume X (Limited Edition)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Philadelpha, George Barrie's Sons: 1897

Stock No.: 81187

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An American reprint edition of Balzac's novel, one of many in the Scenes of Private Life portion of his monumental series of interlinked novels, "The Human Comedy" ("La Comédie humaine"). Rendered into English from the French by George Burnham Ives. Volume X only in this special definitive edition, number 7 of 300 sets printed. Though title page mentions "illustrated with etchings" only one can be found, at frontis. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with titling on paper spine label; top edge gilt. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- The spine label is sunned, making i... View more info

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Droll Stories (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $43.50

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

Stock No.: 81424

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering rewarding, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of 'La Comédie humaine'. Translated from the French by J. Lewis May. With illustrations by Elaine Rafael and Don Bolognese. Includes a portrait of Balzac by Roy Andersen near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full burgundy bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock... View more info

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Droll Stories (Modern Library #193.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1948]

Stock No.: 81487

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering this famous collection of ribald, amusing stories by the acclaimed French author of "La Comédie humaine". Translated from the French and with preface by unattributed person. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 334 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1948 (no publication date appears in book). ML #193.1. --- With slight fading to cloth and with penciled check-offs of Modern Library titles at rear of volume, otherwise a clean, fi... View more info

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Short Stories (Modern Library #40.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $36.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Boni and Liveright, Inc.: [c.1921-1923]

Stock No.: 82580

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Eleven of Honoré de Balzac's short stories, including "Don Juan" and "Christ in Flanders" in an early Modern Library edition. With listing of other Modern Library titles and a promotional article about the series at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine #2 / brown leatherette ("Croftleather") limp boards / gilt spine titling & horizontal bars / gilt Modern Library/BL device, cover / brown topstain / Brodzky illustrated M-L endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1921-1923 (no publication date listed, but 1921 date appears at rear of volume). ML #40.1. --... View more info

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Old Goriot (Le Père Goriot)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Heritage Press/The Nonesuch Press: 1946

Stock No.: 80167

Condition: Very Good


Set in the author's 19th Century Paris, "Old Goriot" is often referred to by its French title, "Le Père Goriot", and is perhaps Balzac's most admired novel. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage, with 20 color illustrations by René Ben Sussan and an introduction by François Mauriac. --- In fleurs-de-lis patterned paper-covered boards backed in dark red buckram, with gilt-stamped titling on spine and housed in maroon paper-covered slipcase. Volume jointly published by Nonesuch Press of London, and The Heritage Press of New York. Sandglass flyer laid in (#4N). Glassine... View more info

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Père Goriot, and Eugénie Grandet (Modern Library #245.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1961]

Stock No.: 80436

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Two of Balzac's most admired novels in a single Modern Library edition. With introduction by E.K. Brown. Translated from the French by E.K. Brown, Dorothea Walter and John Watkins. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 403 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1961 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #245.1. --- With a little soiling to textblock lower edge & glue residue to endpapers, otherwise a bright, firm, undamaged copy. Unclipped dust jacket with an inked flap pri... View more info

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Bedside Book of Famous French Stories

By: BECKER, Belle; LINSCOTT, Robert N. (editors)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1945

Stock No.: 75345

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated First Printing, copyright page. Introduction by Lewis Galantiere. In full light blue cloth-covered boards with faded gilt titling on brown spine block. With publisher's faded red topstain. Interior clean and firm. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages View more info

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The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation & The Lives of St. Cuthbert and the Abbots (Everyman's Library #479, History series)

By: BEDE (or BAEDA)

Price: $26.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1958

Stock No.: 82644

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A history of religion in England by Bede, 'The Venerable', in an Everyman's Library edition. Bede, an 8th-century monk who lived in northeast England, is known as the Father of English History. Bede, or 'Baeda', in attempting to to tell the history of religion in England, did not exclude other subjects and thus was was the first to study English history from its earliest days to his own time (per Ross, p.39-40). With an introduction by David Knowles. Number 479 in Everyman's Library History series. --- A 1958 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full blue clot... View more info

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Zuleika Dobson

By: BEERBOHM, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1926

Stock No.: 71139

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Older version of Modern Library's issue of this classic work; in full reddish brown cloth covers. Interior has poorly removed bookplate remnants front pastedown, light toning to spine; otherwise in good shape. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall View more info

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Zuleika Dobson (Modern Library #116.2)

By: BEERBOHM, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1963-67]

Stock No.: 83120

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Max Beerbohm's only novel is a romance, set among Oxford students. It is noted for its humor, wit, and satire; presented here in a Modern Library reprint edition. Includes an introduction by Francis Hackett. --- A former library book. In Toledano spine 11 / dark red cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style l, verso blank. Likely published c.1963-67 (though 1938 date appears in book). ML #116.2. --- With plenty of evidence of former ownership by the library, including stickers, rubberstampings, pocket, etc., otherwise a t... View more info

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From Chaucer to Tennyson: With Twenty-nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors (Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature)

By: BEERS, Henry A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Meadville, Pennsylvania / New York, The Chautauqua-Century Press / Flood and Vincent: 1894

Stock No.: 81331

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A history of English literature, told from the perspective of 30 leading authors such as Shakespeare and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With 28 portraits, arranged 4-to-a-page, and a full-sized frontis image of Shakespeare. One in the publisher's "Chautauqua Reading Circle Literature" series. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black and gilt to cover and spine. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With whitish splotches to front cover, some darkening to spine, minor wear to cloth; otherwise a clean, sound, unmarked copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 313 pa... View more info

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Looking Backward 2000-1887 (Modern Library #22.3)

By: BELLAMY, Edward

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1944]

Stock No.: 83100

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Author's novel, first published in 1888, envisioned a socialist utopia in the year 2000. With an introduction by Heywood Broun and a preface & postscript by the author; as well as a biographical sketch of Mr. Bellamy. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 303 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1944 (though 1917 date appears in book). ML #22.3. --- Book is clean, bright and tightly bound, though with prior owner's signature to front free endpaper and some loss of cover gildin... View more info

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Mr. Sammler's Planet

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1970

Edition: Third Printing

Stock No.: 71500

ISBN: 0670333190

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Author's famous work features a one-eyed Polish man's observations of the turbulent 20th century. In blue half cloth & blue paperboard covers; interior clean and tight. Dust jacket some small tears and chafing at edges, occasional stains; bears orig $6.95 flap price; now in removable mylar protector. The late Mr. Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages View more info

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Mr. Sammler's Planet

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1970

Edition: Book Club Edition

Stock No.: 72206

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


Book club edition of Bellow's 1971-National-Book-Award-winning novel. In good shape in full light blue cloth covers. Retailer's sticker, front pastedown, light edgewear; otherwise solid and tight. Dust wrapper has sticker removal damage frt cover & tail of spine; chipped edges (espec at head & tail of spine). In removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Ravelstein

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78855

ISBN: 067084134X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Nobel laureate Saul Bellow's final full-length novel, whose jacket flap says: ". . .[Ravelstein] is a journey through love and memory. It is brave, dark, and bleakly funny: an elegy to friendship and to lives well (or badly) lived." --- In tan and brown paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket bears original flap prices. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Jacket with rubbing to outer skin on front and back; else undamaged. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 233 pages View more info

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Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1968

Stock No.: 82482

ISBN: 0670489654

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A second printing of Saul Bellow's collection of six short stories. The highly regarded Canadian-born author and playwright was the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Nobel Prize for Literature among others. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth, with cover decorations and spine titling in black; blue topstain. Jacket features Jeff Lowenthal photographic portrait to back flap. --- With speck of soiling to lower textblock edge, else a clean, bright, sound copy. Unclipped jacket in good shape but with slight age ... View more info

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Ambrose Bierce's Civil War

By: BIERCE, Ambrose

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1996

Stock No.: 78888

ISBN: 0517150131

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


The enigmatic Ambrose Bierce both served in the U.S. Civil War and chronicled what happened. This volume includes 7 selections from his memoirs, as well as 20 works of fiction. Edited and with an introduction by William McCann. --- In pale blue paper-covered boards. Jacket features photos of Civil War-era soldiers. --- A clean, firm copy but with leaves that have yellowed slightly. Jacket in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xi, (3), 258 pages View more info

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor

By: BLACKMORE, R. D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 81687

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


R. D. Blackmore's famous historical romance was set in the 17th century and first published in 1869. The author had trouble getting the novel published, but once available it became tremendously popular and has stayed in print ever since. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 304 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1948 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling, blindstamped EL ribbon "knot" to cover and brown topstain. Red jacket features the same knot on cover. --- A clean, bright, firmly-bound ... View more info

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Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor (Everyman's Library #304)

By: BLACKMORE, R. D.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1914

Stock No.: 82954

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


R. D. Blackmore's famous historical romance was set in the 17th century and first published in 1869. The author had trouble getting the novel published, but once available it became tremendously popular and has stayed in print ever since. Edited and with an introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 304 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full carmine cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, dark topstain and fancy Knowles woodcut art at title page, endpapers & fro... View more info

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The Desert Ship A Story of Adventure by Sea and Land

By: BLOUNDELLE-BURTON, John

Price: $96.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick Warne & Co.: [1893-1894]

Stock No.: 74866

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An extremely scarce edition of author's adventure story, set in the 'Colorado Desert' of present-day Southern California's Imperial Valley. With 21 b&w illustrations by Hume Nisbet and W. Buckley, 3 of which inserted as plates; as well as one map. Undated copy, but likely published c.1893-1894. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and elaborate illustrations on cover and spine in gilt, white, black, yellow, brown and orange. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Interior is firm and collated to confirm all pages present. Leaves lack markings or significant soiling. With minor discoloration t... View more info

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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1955]

Stock No.: 76251

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar; includes preface by the author. Complete and unabridged. --- In Toledano spine 8 w/full grey cloth covers, gilt titling stamped on black blocks, cover and spine, & grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1955 date (likely publication date). Jacket style i, verso advertises 374 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- Exposure to dampness has caused jacket to adhere to covers (now detached but bits of jacket remains on covers). Volume is otherwise clean and intact. Dust jacket with chips & rubbing, bears original $1.45 flap price... View more info

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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1959]

Stock No.: 77140

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Good only copy of the classic collection of ancient stories. Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar. Complete and unabridged. --- Toledano spine 8, w/light grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1959 (though 1955 publication date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 385 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- With water-spotting to topstain, evidence of exposure to moisture, otherwise an unmarked, clean copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is very rubbed & w/some s... View more info

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Stories from the Decameron

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Stock No.: 82471

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library edition of the 14th century author's collection of stories which have long been considered the ultimate in tales and have provided numerous plot lines for subsequent works by others. Translated G. H. McWilliam. With illustrations by Ann Grifalconi and a portrait of Boccaccio by Jim Campbell near front of volume. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full navy bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)

By: BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)

Price: $281.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 78675

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling; top edges gilt. Volumes lack dust jackets. --- With a tear to the cloth at the back joint of Vol... View more info

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Early Stories: [Encounters and Ann Lee's]

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79505

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated first edition of this collection of 25 short stories by the gifted Elizabeth Bowen, the author of "The House in Paris" and "The Death of the Heart". The stories in her earlier publications "Encounters" (first published in 1923) and "Ann Lee's" (1926) are combined here, along with a preface written especially for this volume by the author. --- In lavender cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in silver on spine, blue topstain. Simple jacket in red, black and white. --- With prior owner's signature to front paste-down and a hint of sunning to spine, oth... View more info