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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 wood... View more info

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The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography

By: ADAMS, Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1996

Stock No.: 82277

ISBN: 0679602070

Condition: Very 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 in 1907. This highly-praised work details life in the U.S. from the Civil War to World War I. With an introduction by Edmund Morris. --- In Toledano spine 17 / grey cloth / blindstamped torchbearer logo to cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / Bernhard endpapers / jacket style r with author black and white portrait on cover, verso blank. --... 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... 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 cat... 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 d... 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 mis... 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... 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, unclippe... 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 / gi... 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 signatur... 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. -... 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 ... 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 l... 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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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... 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 jacke... 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 topst... 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 incorrectl... View more info

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The Flowering of New England 1815 - 1865 (Modern Library Giant #G57.1)

By: BROOKS, Van Wyck

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1942]

Stock No.: 80041

Condition: Very Good- in Poor dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant reprint edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning literary history of New England, originally published in 1936. --- In Toledano spine G4 / charcoal cloth / gilt titling on navy spine blocks / gilt-stamped ML torchbearer on front cover & spine / publisher's dark blue topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gc / verso advertises 281 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1942 (though 1936 date appears in volume). ML #G57.1. --- With general... 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... View more info

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

By: BULFINCH, Thomas

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Stock No.: 74051

Condition: Very Good in Fair 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. Undated copy, but likely published c.1942. Verso of dust jacket advertises 284 titles in Modern Library catalog. In full green cloth covers w/decorations and lettering in black and gilt on cover and spine. Interior clean and unmarked, though yellowed. Dust jacket chipped and torn, wit... 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 ... View more info

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The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, or, The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night: An Adult Selection (Modern Library #201.1)

By: BURTON, [Sir] Richard F.[rancis] (1821-1890)

Price: $24.50

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

Stock No.: 82828

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


The popular folk tales of the Arab world in a good Modern Library copy. Sir Richard F. Burton was an explorer who translated these and other tales into English and introduced them to the West. Selected, and arranged by Bennett A. Cerf; printed with many of Burton's notes. With introductory essay by Ben Ray Redman. --- In Toledano spine 8 / dark blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 33... 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, E... 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 sty... 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... 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 w... 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 ... View more info

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Tobacco Road (Modern Library #249.1)

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1966-67]

Stock No.: 80438

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of this highly-regarded novel by Mr. Caldwell. "Tobacco Road" paints a shockingly candid picture of poor depression-era sharecroppers in the American South, and was made into a highly-successful Broadway play. With a brief foreword by the author entitled "After Ten Years". --- In Toledano spine 12 / rust cloth / blindstamped ml cover logo / gilt-stamped spine titling / Kent tan endpapers / jacket style l / verso is blank. ... View more info

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God's Little Acre

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1941]

Stock No.: 82617

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'. With a new foreword by the author. A New York court filing declaring the legality of this work is appended. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpape... 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 b... 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 #15... 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 edg... 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 ... 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 ... View more info

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Sixteen Famous American Plays (Modern Library Giant #G21.2)

By: CERF, Bennett; CARTMELL, Van H. (editors)

Price: $17.50

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

Stock No.: 79782

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A collection of 16 works for the stage in one Modern Library Giant hardcover volume in jacket, deemed by the editors to be by ". . .the Greatest Playwrights in America Today". Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, Eugene O'Neill, Lillian Hellman and many others are represented. Edited by Bennett A. Cerf and Van H. Cartmell, with an introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Volume bears 1941 date, but likely published c.1963. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-6, ... View more info

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An Anthology of Famous British Stories (Modern Library Giant #54.2)

By: CERF, Bennett; MARIARTY, Henry C. (editors)

Price: $18.50

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

Stock No.: 82834

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A hefty Modern Library Giant reprint edition presenting stories by some of Britain's most noted writers of fiction, such as Chaucer, Dickens, Stevenson, Kipling, Conrad, etc. With 80 stories, and author biographical notes at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine G5 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 367 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (1952 date appears in... View more info

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha: Ozell's Revision of the Translation of Peter Motteux (Modern Library #174.2)

By: CERVANTES, Miguel de

Price: $43.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1949-50]

Stock No.: 80552

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


The 'first modern European novel' in a conventionally-sized (but thick) Modern Library reprint edition. Complete and unabridged. In Ozell's revision of the translation of Peter Motteux. With an introduction by Henry Grattan Doyle, and author's preface to the reader. Volume wrapped in E. McKnight Kauffer designed jacket in black, red and white. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket... View more info

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The Wisdom of Confucius (Modern Library #7.2)

By: CONFUCIUS; LIN Yutang (editor and translator)

Price: $13.00

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

Stock No.: 81145

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering stories and aphorisms of the great Chinese philosopher. Edited and translated with notes on Confucius and extensive additional information by Lin Yutang. --- In Toledano spine 8 / light green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 334 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1948 (1938 date appears in book). ML #7.2. --- With a little discoloration to ... View more info

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Victory

By: CONRAD, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library:

Stock No.: 72515

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Nice clean, tight ML copy of Conrad's gripping South Pacific tale of terror and intrigue. Undated reissue of work originally published in 1915; likely published c.1953. Grey cloth covers lightly faded and faintly stained a yellowish color; with green title rectangle area on both frt cover and on spine. Corner lightly worn. In priceclipped dust jacket w/stain on frt cover; toned spine and abrasions at top front hinge area. Now in removable mylar protector. Toledano bindin... View more info