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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Modern Library #263.1)

By: (Saint) AUGUSTINE (of Hippo)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82582

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A confirmed First Modern Library edition of these highly regarded works of religious philosophy by a theologian of the early Roman Catholic Church. Translated by Edward B. Pusey and with an introduction by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fulton J. Sheen. Footnotes explaining archaic language or concepts scattered throughout. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling stamped on green cover & spine blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h with woodcut image of Augustine, verso advertises 341 titles in ML catalog. ML #19.3. --- With slight age-toning to cloth and leaves; ... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams (Modern Library #76.2)

By: ADAMS, Henry

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 82687

Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of this autobiography by the grandson of John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of John Adams. First published privately in 1907, it became a highly-praised success upon its publication for a wider audience in 1918. With an introduction by James Truslow Adams. Indexed. In orange jacket with image of Adams on cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 408 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1962 (though 1946 date appears in book). ML #76.2. --... View more info

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Seven Famous Greek Plays (Modern Library #158.2)

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPOCLES, EURIPIDES, ARISTOPHANES (authors); OATES, Whitney J.; O'NEILL Jr., Eugene (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1956]

Stock No.: 81584

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A selection of seven notable plays from ancient Greece. Includes Agamemnon and Prometheus bound by Aeschylus; Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles; Medea and Alcestis by Euripides and The Frogs by Aristophanes. Edited, with introductions and notes by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 377 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #158.2. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and unmarke... View more info

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Seven Famous Greek Plays (Modern Library #158.2)

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPOCLES, EURIPIDES, ARISTOPHANES (authors); OATES, Whitney J.; O'NEILL Jr., Eugene (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 83114

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


A selection of seven notable plays from ancient Greece. Includes Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus; Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles; Medea and Alcestis by Euripides and The Frogs by Aristophanes. Edited, with introductions and notes by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Wrapped in grey and tan variant dust jacket. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 365 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #158.2. --... View more info

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A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (Modern Library #101.3)

By: AIKEN, Conrad (compliler & editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1955]

Stock No.: 81471

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Conrad Aiken, an acclaimed American poet and novelist, has selected dozens of American poems from the 17th through 20th Centuries for this Modern Library edition. With an introduction by Mr. Aiken. Indices of authors and first lines at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 374 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1955 (though 1944 date appears in book). ML #101.3. --- An unmarked copy but with slightly loosened front cover and loss of gilding to cover and... View more info

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Aristotle's Politics: Complete and Unabridged, in the Jowett Translation (Modern Library #228.1)

By: ARISTOTLE

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 82953

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


The Greek philosopher's foundational writings on politics and government have guided the peoples of the world for centuries. This Modern Library edition with the complete and unabridged translation from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett, and with an introduction by Max Lerner. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but total number is missing. Likely published c.1950 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #228.1. --- A sound copy but with underlinings & margina... View more info

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Introduction to Aristotle (Modern Library #248.1)

By: ARISTOTLE; McKEON, Richard (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1947]

Stock No.: 81529

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition featuring a selection of the major works by Aristotle. Includes unabridged Logic, On the Soul, Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics plus generous excerpts from Physics, Metaphysics, and Politics. Edited, and with introductions to the various works, by Richard McKeon. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 329 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1947 (1947 date appears in book). ML #248.1. --- This copy likely used by a student, with his discreet p... View more info

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Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles edition)

By: ARMSTRONG, Karen

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 2000

Stock No.: 80907

ISBN: 0679640401

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8th printing. In this Modern Library Chronicles edition the author tells the history of Islam and clarifies "misunderstandings" about Islam. With several maps, chronology, glossary of Arabic terms and listing of leading Islamic figures. --- In special pictorial boards with sepia images of men at prayer / Bernhard endpapers / special Chronicles semi-transparent jacket. --- A clean, bright, newish copy but with minor rippling to pp.35/36. In clean, bright, unclipped jacket. Jacket with 1/2-inch tear to edge. ; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xxxiv, 222 pages View more info

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New Voices in the American Theatre (Modern Library #258.3)

By: ATKINSON, Brooks (foreword)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 81829

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering six plays which debuted in the late 1940s-early 1950s and gained widespread popularity. The collection includes: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge; The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by Herman Wouk. With a foreword by Brooks Atkinson. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 408 titles... View more info

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Pride and Prejudice (Modern Library spine 17)

By: AUSTEN, Jane

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1996

Stock No.: 83420

ISBN: 0679601686

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of Jane Austen's classic novel, which offers an array of exquisitely-described characters. A companion to the BBC television production of "Pride and Prejudice", aired on American television on the Arts & Entertainment Network. Introduction by Anna Quindlen. --- In Toledano spine 17 / grey cloth / blindstamped torchbearer logo to cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / Bernhard endpapers / jacket style r with images of actors from the TV series on cover, verso is blank. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking obvious damages. Bright, unclipped jacket with a lit... View more info

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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon (Modern Library #256.2)

By: BACON, Francis; DICK, Hugh G. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 83126

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


An ex-library Modern Library edition presenting Bacon's 'Essays', 'Advancement of Learning', 'New Atlantis', and much more. Selected, with an introduction and notes by Hugh G. Dick. --- In Toledano spine 13 / maroon cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Interior bears 1955 date but likely published c.1967. ML #256.2. --- A Fair-only copy, with plenty of evidence of former ownership by the library, including stickers, rubberstampings, pocket, partial binding splits, etc., as well as soiling to textblock edges. Uncl... 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 (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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Père Goriot -and- Eugénie Grandet (Modern Library #245.1)

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83448

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1946 (confirmed). Two of Balzac's most admired novels from his "La Comédie humaine" series in this single Modern Library edition. With an introduction by E. K. Brown. 'Goriot' translated from the French by E.K. Brown, 'Grandet' by Dorothea Walter and John Watkins. --- In Toledano spine 8 / brown cloth / gilt titling stamped on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 316 titles in ML catalog. ML #245.1. --- A very well-preserved copy: tightly bound and unmarked. Good only, price-clipped d... 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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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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The Making of Society: An Outline of Sociology, Revised Edition (Modern Library #183.3)

By: BIERSTEDT, Robert (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1967-70]

Stock No.: 80211

ISBN: 0394601831

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Works of various scholars--from Karl Marx to St. Augustine--on the subject of organization of human society are presented here in this revised edition; edited and with an introduction by Robert Bierstedt. --- In Toledano spine 13 / red cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style l / verso is blank. Interior bears 1959 date but likely published c.1967-70. ML #183.3. --- With prior owner's rubberstamping to front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with sunned spine, some rubbing and protected ... 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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Wuthering Heights

By: BRONTË, Emily; EICHENBERG, Fritz (woodcut illustrations)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1977-80]

Stock No.: 80432

ISBN: 039460458X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The classic romance novel in a Modern Library reprint edition. With wood engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg, an introduction by Royal A. Gettmann, and an editor's preface by Charlotte Brontë, writing under her Currer Bell pseudonym. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style F endpapers / plain tan style p dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-1980 though incorrectly labeled as "First Modern Library Edition, 1950" on copyright page. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with slight... View more info

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The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning (Modern Library Giant #G17.1)

By: BROWNING, Robert

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Stock No.: 76428

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


From the dust jacket: "...everything of importance that Browning ever wrote..." and "Including all of Browning's lyric and dramatic poetry...". A Modern Library Giant edition with introduction and biograhical information by Saxe Commins; index of first lines of poems at the rear. Though 1934 date appears on copyright page, this edition likely published c.1940. --- In Toledano spine G4 with full beige cloth covers, gilt & green titling & decorations on on cover & spine; publisher's faded green topstain, plain endpapers. Jacket style Gc, verso advertises 274 titles in ML catalog... View more info

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Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne (Modern Library Giant #G14.1)

By: BULFINCH, Thomas

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1954]

Stock No.: 83446

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Thomas Bulfinch made it his life's work to present classical fables and myths from the ancient world to the modern world. Includes 16 photos of famed artworks depicting the subjects herein. --- In Toledano spine G5 / green cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 370 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1954 (no publication date appears in book). ML #G14.1. --- A partial split near front of volume has been carefully repaired prior to this listing, and with prior owner's signature to front paste-down, ... View more info

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The Life and Works of Beethoven (Modern Library #241.2)

By: BURK, John N.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 81478

Condition: Good in Very Good- dust jacket


This Modern Library edition includes both a biography of the great German composer, as well as a section offering a brief description, (including some musical notations), of most of his major works. With index of names to be found in this volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 / rust cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style l / verso blank. Likely published c.1965 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #241.2. --- With a partial split near front of volume, otherwise binding is firm; also with spot of soiling to textblock fo... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-44]

Stock No.: 79778

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition offering: ". . . 13 essays [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. Volume bears 1939 date, but likely published c.1939-44. Lacks the dust jacket. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-4, CLOTH-Blue-Green, SPINE TITLE BLOCKS/TOPSTAIN COLORS- Black, ENDPAPERS-blank, JACKET-none, ML#G-47.1. --- A partial split near title page has been carefully reinforced prior to this listi... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill: The Golden Age of English Philosophy (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $12.50

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

Stock No.: 82616

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


From the jacket flap, this Modern Library Giant edition offers: ". . . 13 essays . . . [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. --- In Toledano spine G5 with full pale green cloth covers, gilt titling & decorations on black blocks on cover & spine; plain endpapers, black topstain. Jacket style Ge, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no specific number. Likely published c.1961 (though 1939 date appears in bo... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (Modern Library #13.1)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1931-1939]

Stock No.: 79003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The author's controversial semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1903 after his death in 1902. With a biographical note about Butler and this work by R. A. Streatfeild. --- In Toledano spine 7: full rust balloon cloth-covered limp boards, gilt lettering and decorations on cover and spine, and with binder's red topstain. With orange Kent endpapers, no dust jacket. Likely published c.1931-1939 (no date appears in the book). ML #13.1. --- Spine is sunned (but titling is readable), with an open tear to title page and rounded cover corners. A partially detached rear hinge has been carefully ... View more info

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Erewhon, or Over the Range -and- Erewhon Revisited: Twenty Years Later (Modern Library #136.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-63]

Stock No.: 80471

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition presenting the author's utopian first novel "Erewhon" (first published 1872) and its sequel (1901) in this single volume. With an introduction by Lewis Mumford. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / faded black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1939-63 (though 1927 date appears in the book). ML #136.2. --- A clean, sturdy and unmarked copy but with some dulling to cover & spine gilding and slightly sunned spine.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xxvii, 622 pages View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (Modern Library #13.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950-70]

Stock No.: 83101

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Samuel Butler's controversial semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1903 after his death in 1902. With a biographical note about Butler and this work by R. A. Streatfeild, as well as an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1950-70 (1950 date appears in book). ML #13.2. --- A very nice copy: clean, sturdy and unmarked though with slight dulling to cover & spine gilding.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xxix, 562 pages View more info

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Erewhon, or Over the Range -and- Erewhon Revisited: Twenty Years Later (Modern Library #136.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $16.00

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

Stock No.: 83115

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition presenting the author's utopian first novel "Erewhon" (first published 1872) and its sequel (1901). Originally published anonymously, "Erewhon" satirically skewered Victorian society. With an introduction by Lewis Mumford. --- In Toledano spine 11 / red cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / tan Kent endpapers / jacket style l, verso blank. Likely published c.1963-67 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #136.2. --- An excellent copy: clean, newish and tightly bound, but with Lubbock bookselle... View more info

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Don Juan (Modern Library #24.3)

By: BYRON, George Gordon Lord

Price: $15.50

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

Stock No.: 81540

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The famous narrative poem by Lord Byron in a Modern Library reprint edition. With 16 cantos (the partial 17th is not included), and an introduction by Louis Kronenberger. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 374 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1955 (though 1949 date appears in book). ML #24.3. --- A clean, sturdy and unmarked copy but with a little dulling to cover gilding. Price-clipped dust jacket with a one-inch missing piece at head of spine, minor darkening to... View more info

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God's Little Acre (Modern Library #51.2)

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $26.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1936

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 83064

Condition: Poor in Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library edition, 1934 (confirmed). A reprint edition of Mr. Caldwell's rollicking, humorous novel, featuring eccentric Southern farmers. This work was so controversial that it was banned in Boston and New York, and the author was arrested for disseminating 'pornography'. With a new foreword by the author. A New York court filing declaring the legality of this work is appended. --- In Toledano spine 7 / blue balloon cloth / limp boards / gilt cover & spine lettering & decorations / dark topstain / orange Kent endpapers / jacket style e, verso lists 225 titles in ML catalog. ... View more info

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God's Little Acre Modern Library #51.2

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $25.00

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

Stock No.: 83105

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of Mr. Caldwell's rollicking, humorous novel, featuring eccentric Southern farmers. This work was so controversial that it was banned in Boston and New York, and the author was arrested for disseminating 'pornography'. --- A possible mis-match of jacket and book, in Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style n, verso blank. Jacket art in brown and white. Possibly published c.1963-67 (1933 date appears in book). ML #51.2. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy but with minor soiling ... View more info

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The Fall -and- Exile and the Kingdom (Modern Library #352.1)

By: CAMUS, Albert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 83106

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering "The Fall", a short novel by the Algerian-born French author Albert Camus (1913-1960), as well as "Exile and the Fall", his collection of 6 short stories. Translated from the French by Justin O'Brien. Per the jacket, the author envisaged that these two works would be presented together. --- In Toledano spine 12 / red cloth / blindstamped ml cover device / gilt-stamped spine titling / tan Rockwell Kent endpapers / jacket style k, verso is blank. Likely published c.1967 (though 1958 date appears in book). ML #352.1. --- With prior owner's rubbe... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library Spine 16)

By: CATHER, Willa

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1980-1985]

Stock No.: 79959

ISBN: 0394605039

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the author's novel, originally published in 1927. Virginia-born and Nebraska-raised, Willa Cather (1873-1947) often wrote of pioneer life in the West. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" is set in the Territory of New Mexico and concerns the first bishop and his vicar who are sent there to establish the Catholic Church in the new territory. --- Toledano spine 16 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stiched) / style G ML torchbearer logo endpapers / jacket style q / verso advertises Modern Library titles using la... View more info

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The Autobigraphy of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library #150.3)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1961]

Stock No.: 77127

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author's tempestuous life is so energetically told here, this autobiography has become a classic. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symonds. --- Toledano spine 8, w/blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks, very faded red topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c1961 (though no publication date appears in book). Jacket style i, verso advertises 405 titles in ML catalog. ML #150.3. --- Penciling to front free endpaper, else an unmarked, firm, clean copy. Dust jacket with chafing and tears (especially... View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library #3.2)

By: CELLINI, Benvenuto

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1927]

Stock No.: 80130

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This energetically-told autobiography by the 16th century Florentine artist, sculptor and author has become a classic. In an early Modern Library reprint edition. Translated from the Italian by John Addington Symonds. --- In Toledano spine #4 / brown leatherette limp boards / gilt lettering and decorations on cover and spine / publisher's brown topstain / yellow Bernhard endpapers. Lacks the dust jacket. Undated, but likely published c.1927. ML #3.2. --- With wear to edges of covers and general darkening to textblock edges. Interior leaves have yellowed a little but are clean and unmarked; vol... View more info

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Thirty Famous One-Act Plays Modern Library Giant #G22.3

By: CERF, Bennett & Van H. CARTMELL & Jr. Richard WATTS

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 82835

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A hefty Modern Library Giant reprint edition presenting 30 well-known one-act plays by a wide variety of international authors, chosen by editors Bennett Cerf and Van H. Cartmell. Includes an introduction by Richard Watts Jr. and with brief biographical sketches of the playwrights at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine G5 / tan cloth / gilt titling on burgundy cover & spine blocks / red topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 367 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (1952 date appears in book). ML #G22.3. --- With prior owner's signature to front past... View more info

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Great German Short Novels and Stories: An Anthology (Modern Library #108.2)

By: CERF, Bennett (editor)

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 82838

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


15 stories by famous German writers such as Goethe, Heine, Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Brothers Grimm, Mann, Stefan Zweig and Arnold Zweig are offered in a Modern Library edition. Edited, and with introduction by Bennett Cerf. This collection was later followed by a Revised Edition, edited by Victor Lange. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / faded red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 348 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1950 (though 1933 date appears in book). ML #108.2. --- A very nice copy: clean and tightly bo... View more info