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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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More Die of Heartbreak

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70021

ISBN: 0688069355

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First Edition. The tenth novel by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow is centered around his lead character Kenneth Trachtenberg's difficulty accepting the reality that life doesn't always provide what he sees as his ideals. --- In brown paper-covered boards backed in ivory cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features Thomas Victor photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A clean, unmarked, tightly bound copy. Unclipped jacket with crease to front flap and 2 small circular stickers to spine, otherwise intact and bright.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; 335 pages View more info

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Humboldt's Gift

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1975

Stock No.: 83337

ISBN: 0670386553

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated second printing of Saul Bellow's 1975 novel which features two authors, both of whom resemble real-life writers, one being Mr. Bellow himself. The novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1976. --- In bright yellow paper-covered boards backed in gold cloth, with spine titling in black. Bright yellow dust jacket with Jill Krementz photographic portrait of Mr. Bellow to back panel. --- A very nice copy: clean, tightly-bound and unmarked but leaves starting toward tanning. Unclipped jacket with slight chafing and small tears to edges; otherwise undamaged and intact; protected in... View more info

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Mr. Sammler's Planet

By: BELLOW, Saul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1970

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 83443

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of Saul Bellow's well-received novel, which is centered around a one-eyed Polish man's observations of the turbulent 20th century. The late Mr. Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. --- In full light blue cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in black to cover and spine; blue topstain. Dust jacket features Jeff Lowenthal photographic portrait of a young Bellow to back panel. --- A clean, tightly-bound, sound copy but with retailer's sticker to front paste-down. Jacket with evidence of sticker removal resulting in loss of blue oute... View more info

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The Dust Which is God: A Novel in Verse

By: BENÉT, William Rose

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Stock No.: 81992

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Stated fifth printing of the author's long-form poem, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1942. Due to war-time paper shortages, the entire book is printed on bright yellow stock. --- In beige cloth-covered boards with illustrations and titling in brown to cover and spine; brown topstain. Jacket in tones of dark brown and tan, with author photographic portrait to back panel. --- With some darkening & discoloration to cloth, otherwise a clean, firmly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket with chipping and small tears but mostly intact and in removable archival mylar protector.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. ... View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: BYATT, A. S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1993

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 50590

ISBN: 0679438823

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first U.S. edition, copyright page. A compact volume presenting 3 of the Booker Prize-winning author's stories, "each touched by Henri Matisse". The stories include: "Medusa's Ankles", "Art Work" and "The Chinese Lobster". --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with author initals to cover and spine titling, both in gilt. Jacket with Matisse art on front and back. With publisher's promotional postcard laid in. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages and in similar, unclipped jacket.; 12mo (7 - 7-1/2 in. tall); 134 pages View more info

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The Wapshot Chronicle

By: CHEEVER, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Stock No.: 82449

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


John Cheever's 1957 novel in a later printing. This work features the quirky Wapshot family, and is set in a coastal Massachusetts town. "The Wapshot Chronicle" was awarded the National Book Award for fiction in 1958, and was named to the Modern Library list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. --- In linen-finish green cloth-covered boards backed in black cloth, with spine titling in yellow and orange. Jacket with André Philippon photographic portrait of the author to back panel. --- A weakened front hinge has been carefully reinforced prior to this listing, with tape remnants... View more info

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Guard of Honor

By: COZZENS, James Gould

Price: $35.50

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

Stock No.: 76379

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe copy of author's intricately-plotted 1948 novel which features stateside World War II US military aviators over three tense days in 1943. This highly acclaimed novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1949. This reprint edition features illustrations by Charles McVickers. --- In rich full blue-grey leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. With blue silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecifie... View more info

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Guard of Honor (Modern Library Giant)

By: COZZENS, James Gould

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1998

Stock No.: 82831

ISBN: 0679603050

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition of the author's intricately-plotted 1948 novel which features stateside World War II US Army Air Force aviators over three tense days in 1943. This highly acclaimed novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1949. --- In Toledano spine 17 / grey cloth / blindstamped torchbearer logo to cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / Bernhard endpapers / jacket style r with image of a large group of airmen on cover; author black and white photographic portrait on spine, verso lists titles in ML catalog. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy lacking obvious damages. A p... View more info

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Middlesex

By: EUGENIDES, Jeffrey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2002

Stock No.: 82974

ISBN: 0312427735

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An excellent paperback copy of the author's popular novel, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2003. The highly-readable story is centered around his appealing young character "Cal/Calliope", growing up in Detroit who happens to be intersex (once known as hermaphrodite). --- In wraps with composite image of youthful figures, a ship, and smoke to cover. --- A clean, unmarked, sound copy but with just a hint of tanning to leaves.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); viii, 529 pages View more info

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A Fable (Fourth Printing)

By: FAULKNER, William

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1954

Stock No.: 82049

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing of William Faulkner's novel which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1955. This work was set against the backdrop of World War I France. --- In full maroon cloth-covered boards with three double crosses stamped in blind and dark blue to cover; spine titling in silver and pink. Volume in blue and black dust jacket with cross to both front and back. --- A very nice copy: clean, unmarked, and firmly bound but with faint toning to spine. Dust jacket bears original $4.75 flap price; with small chips, rubbing & tears to edges; some sunning to spine but intact and in removab... View more info

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Penguin Island (Modern Library #210.1)

By: FRANCE, Anatole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1940]

Stock No.: 79002

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of author's satirical fantasy novel which was cited as a major factor in his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921. Includes an introduction by H.R. Steeves. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/blue cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, orange Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1940 (though 1933 date appears in book). Lacks the dust jacket. ML #210.1. --- With cover corner bumps and prior owner's signature to front paste-down, else an unmarked, clean, firm copy.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xvi, 295, (8, ads) pa... View more info

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Penguin Island (Modern Library #210.1)

By: FRANCE, Anatole

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1940]

Stock No.: 79213

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of author's satirical fantasy novel which was cited as a major factor in his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921. Includes an introduction by H.R. Steeves. --- In Toledano spine 8, w/green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1956 (though 1909 date appears in book). Jacket style i, verso advertises 377 titles in ML catalog. ML #210.1. --- With penciled notation on page viii and a little dulling to cover gilding, otherwise an unmarked, clean, firm copy. Dust jac... View more info

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The Counterfeiters (Les Faux-Monnayeurs); With Journal of 'The Counterfeiters' (Modern Library #327.1)

By: GIDE, André

Price: $11.00

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

Stock No.: 78546

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Nobel prize-winning author's work has been described as a novel within a novel. First published in France as 'Les Faux-Monnayeurs' in 1925. Novel translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy; author's Journal from the Counterfeiters translated, and with annotations, by Justin O'Brien. Includes considerable additional material at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 11 w/full green cloth covers, gilt titling & decorations stamped on spine; ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover, tan Kent endpapers. Likely published ca.1963-67 (though 1955 date appears in book). Lacks the dust jacket. ML #... View more info

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The Counterfeiters (Les Faux-Monnayeurs); With Journal of 'The Counterfeiters' (Modern Library #327.1)

By: GIDE, André

Price: $11.00

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

Stock No.: 82694

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The Nobel prize-winning author's work has been described as a novel within a novel. First published in France as 'Les Faux-Monnayeurs' in 1925. Novel translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy; author's Journal from the Counterfeiters translated, and with annotations, by Justin O'Brien. Includes considerable additional material at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine 12 / green cloth / blindstamped ml cover device / gilt-stamped spine titling / Fujita brown & yellow endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Likely published c.1967 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #327.1. --- An abou... View more info

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The Flounder

By: GRASS, Günter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1978

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 60105

ISBN: 0151314861

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated first (U.S.) edition. In this highly original novel, Günter Grass tells a tale of a talking fish, caught in the Stone Age, and the fisherman who caught it. Both fish and fisherman are immortal. This work rendered into English from the German by Ralph Manheim, who provides a prefatory note. --- Bound in full navy cloth-covered boards w/blindstamped flounder image to covers, titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket with wrap-around flounder/ear artwork. --- With smudges to fore-edge of textblock and exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to some leaves, otherwise a clean, tight... View more info

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A Bell for Adano

By: HERSEY, John

Price: $32.00

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

Stock No.: 76546

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


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

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Harold Pinter

By: Hinchliffe, Arnold P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1967

Stock No.: 71509

Condition: Very Good


Sharp copy of examination of the life and work of Harold Pinter, extraordinary English dramatist & Nobel prize winner. In full red covers w/bright gilt design & lettering spine & cover. DJ chipped at head of spine & edges; spine toned. W/priceclipped flap, in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages View more info

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From Here to Eternity

By: JONES, James

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 79169

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A book club edition of the National Book Award winning novel. 'From Here to Eternity' was made into a film in 1953 starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Borgnine. The movie won 8 Academy Awards. The novel, the first by James Jones, was somewhat autobiographical, and is set on Hawaii during the lead-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- A Good only copy with a ragged, torn area to cloth at head of spine and looseness to both covers (a partial split... View more info

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Andersonville

By: KANTOR, MacKinlay

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1976

Stock No.: 78137

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe reprint edition of author's epic 1955 novel set in a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the American Civil War and based in part on true stories. This work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 and features illustrations by Joseph Smith. --- In rich full black bonded leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; five raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. With orange silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecified number in this limite... View more info

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Laughing Boy

By: LA FARGE, Oliver

Price: $33.50

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

Stock No.: 76407

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A very handsome edition of the author's tragic novel set in the world of the Navajo people in the American desert southwest. First published in 1929 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1930. With illustrations by William Gregg. --- In full dark red leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality buff-colored paper. Deep red silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winner... View more info

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Arrowsmith

By: LEWIS, Sinclair

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Press: 1975

Stock No.: 75375

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Attractive leatherbound reprint copy of author's novel, set in his mythical state of Winnemac, which examines cultural aspects of the scientific world. 'Arrowsmith' was originally published in 1925 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1926, an award which the author declined. --- In rich full brown leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich off-white papers and with brown silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- With illustrations by Ben F. Stahl. A b... View more info

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Death in Venice

By: MANN, Thomas

Price: $41.50

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1972

Stock No.: 82774

Condition: Near Fine


A handsome reprint edition in slipcase of the author's famed novella. Translated from the German by Kenneth Burke, with an introduciton by Erich Heller. With woodcut illustrations by Felix Hoffmann. --- Elegantly printed on laid papers, and bound with the Japanese fold technique (printing on the outside only of uncut leaves). Covers in green, yellow and gold marbled papers, backed in olive leatherette and titling gilt-stamped on green spine block. Volume housed in olive paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass brochure laid in (Avon, no. III: 37). --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy but with prior owne... View more info

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The Sea, The Sea

By: Murdoch, Iris

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1978

Stock No.: 78345

ISBN: 0701123397

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated second impression, 1978. An early British edition of the much-admired novel by Dame Iris Murdoch. This work was awarded the Booker Prize in 1978, and features the incredibly egotistical retired playwright and actor Charles Arrowby, who retires in a remote cottage by the sea. --- In full teal paper-covered boards, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features front cover image of a high-cresting wave and Mount Fuji, a detail from a work by Katsushika Hokusai. The back of the jacket with a detail from a wall painting in the Golden Hall of the Horyu-ji in Nara, Japan. --- A clean, firm,... View more info

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A Way in the World

By: NAIPAUL, V. [idiadhar] S. [urajprasad]

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 50373

ISBN: 0394564782

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first edition, copyright page. The Nobel-laureate's novel explores aspects of his own past. --- In tan textured paper-covered boards backed in tan cloth and with copper foil titling on cover and spine. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking significant damages. Jacket with minor creasing at extremities, small dark soiled spot to verso of jacket back. Original $23 flap price unclipped.; 50373; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages View more info

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The Enigma of Arrival

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

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 72308

ISBN: 0394509714

Condition: Very Good


Nobel prizewinner's novel is an introspective look at his own life; tracks his migration from his native Trinidad to Britain. In black half cloth & turquoise paperboard covers. Interior clean & bright; unmarked. Dust jacket has chips & scuffs at edges. 2" tear at lower front hinge has been taped; now in removable mylar protector. With publisher's promotional bookmark specific to this title laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages View more info

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Three Plays: Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape (Modern Library #146.2)

By: O'NEILL, Eugene

Price: $10.00

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

Stock No.: 74962

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Three plays written by the acclaimed Eugene O'Neill, three times a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel laureate. With an introduction by Lionel Trilling. --- This edition bears 1949 date but likely published c.1961. With 403 ML titles on verso of dust jacket. In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and decorations in black and gilt on cover and spine; with publisher's black topstain. With Strand bookstore sticker on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket has chipping at spine ends, light soiling & rougly clipped jacket flap price; in removable mylar protect... View more info

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The War Diaries of John-Paul Sartre

By: Sartre, Jean-Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1985

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 71465

ISBN: 0394538137

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Sharp copy of work, translated from the French by Quintin Hoare. No dust jacket. In slightly splayed pale green and tan half cloth covers; w/bright copper lettering frt cover & spine. Exterior & interior clean, bright and newish. Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1964. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 366 pages View more info

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And Quiet Flows The Don

By: SHOLOKHOV, Mikhail

Price: $14.90

Publisher: New York, Vintage: 1966

Stock No.: 71868

ISBN: 0394703308

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Famed Russian epic novel in good reading copy; translated by Stephen Garry. Cover chafed at corners, has a crease front; interior yellowed, book itself intact and complete; slightly sunfaded spine. Author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1965.; A Vintage Giant, V-330; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 554 pages View more info

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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

By: STAFFORD, Jean

Price: $27.00

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

Stock No.: 78551

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A very handsome edition of author's collection of 30 short stories, including her notable 'The Interior Castle'. This work was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970. With illustrations by Barron Storey. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- In full brown bonded leather with four raised bands on spine. Featuring elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Orange silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark --- A clean, bright, unma... View more info

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East of Eden (John Steinbeck Centennial Edition, 1902-2002)

By: STEINBECK, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2002

Stock No.: 70012

ISBN: 0142004235

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


John Steinbeck is purported to have considered "East of Eden" to be his magnum opus. It is the story of two intertwined families in the Salinas Valley of California. This softcover copy in a John Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902-2002). --- In off-white wraps with flaps and woodcut image of dead tree to cover. --- With neat penciled doodling to title page, else a tightly-bound, clean, bright copy.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 601 pages View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: STEINBECK, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1999

Stock No.: 76444

ISBN: 0140281622

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The magnum opus of John Steinbeck (1902-1968) traces the lives of desperate depression-era Oklahoma farmers who packed up their families and possessions to seek a better life in California. This novel was awarded the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel and the National Book Award, and was prominently mentioned when the author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. --- This quality trade paperback reprint edition is in excellent shape: clean, bright and newish. ; Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 455 pages View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: STEINBECK, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2002

Stock No.: 79799

ISBN: 0142000663

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The magnum opus of John Steinbeck (1902-1968) traces the lives of desperate depression-era Oklahoma farmers who packed up their families and possessions to seek a better life in California. This novel was awarded the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel and the National Book Award, and was prominently mentioned when the author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. --- This trade paperback reprint with Andrew Davidson woodcut drawings on cover. Issued as the "Steinbeck Centennial Edition". --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy though with incidental creases to a few leaves. ; Cen... View more info

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The Wayward Bus

By: STEINBECK, John

Price: $45.50

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83329

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


First edition, with publisher's statement on copyright page: 'Published by the Viking Press in February 1947'. First appearing 8 years after his landmark 'The Grapes of Wrath', this novel is set in a rural area of California and depicts the characters and driver who often ride a private bus between two small towns. The author was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (in 1940), and the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1962). --- In full reddish-orange cloth covers w/blindstamped depiction of the bus careening down the road on the front cover and gilt-stamped titling to spine & cover. Volume lacks the dust... View more info

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The Confessions of Nat Turner

By: STYRON, William

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Press: 1976

Stock No.: 75377

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Attractive leatherbound edition of author's novel in which he imagines how the leader of a revolt of slaves in Virginia in 1831 would tell his own story. The novel was originally published in 1967 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1968. --- In rich full morocco-style dark brown leather covers with gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with vivid red silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- Illustrations by Kenneth Francis Dewey. With a small whitish spot on the... View more info

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Barchester Towers and The Warden (Modern Library #41.2)

By: TROLLOPE, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [ca1942]

Stock No.: 78733

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Trollope's famous novel, 'Barchester Towers' is the sequel to 'The Warden'. They are combined in one Modern Library volume featuring an introduction by A. Edward Newton. --- In Toledano spine 8 w/red cloth covers & grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1936 date but likely published ca1942. Lacks a dust jacket. ML #41.2. --- A Good only copy with severe sunning to cloth covers and loss of nearly all cover gilt titling. With prior owner's signature to front paste-down, otherwise the clean interior is unmarked and textblock is firm. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; xiv, 746 pages View more info

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The Age of Innocence (Modern Library #229.1)

By: WHARTON, Edith

Price: $21.00

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

Stock No.: 82396

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Author's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1920 novel is set in New York in the 1870s; this copy a later Modern Library reprint edition. With an introductory biographical note on the author by Francis Wyndham. With colorful J. O'H. Cosgrave New York street scene on jacket. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 372 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1955 (though 1948 date appears in book). ML #229.1. --- With general age-toning to covers and interior, inked notation to half title pa... View more info

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

By: WILDER, Thornton

Price: $86.50

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81703

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


First trade edition of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1927 novel, which was preceded by a very limited "preliminary issue" and the London edition by a handful of days. The "Bridge of San Luis Rey" is concerned with a fictional Incan rope bridge in Peru that collapsed and one man's multi-year effort to trace the lives of the five victims who happened to be on it when it gave way. With illustrations by Amy Drevenstedt. --- In finely-woven tan cloth, with titling and designs in dark green on cover and spine; decorative map of Peru to endpapers and faded green topstain. L... View more info

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The Able McLaughlins

By: WILSON, Margaret

Price: $34.50

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

Stock No.: 76545

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Beautifully produced copy of author's 1923 novel is a story of post-Civil War settlers in Iowa. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1924; as well as the inaugural Harper Prize Novel Contest for 1922-23. With illustrations by Dennis Luczak. --- In full green leather with four raised bands on spine. With gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Gold silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an ... View more info