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Summa Theologica, Volume I only (of 2) (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World series)

By: AQUINAS, Saint Thomas

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1985

Stock No.: 83537

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition of the classic work in the area of religious philosophy. Thomas Aquinas was a 13th century Italian priest and philosopher. In his uncompleted "Summa Theologica" he provided guidance to both laity and clergy on the essential tenets of the Catholic Church. Illustrated with the engraved art of Otto van Veen from his pictorial narrative study of Aquinas. Translation by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. An entry in publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. --- Bound in rich full blue bonded leather cover... View more info

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W. H. Auden: Collected Poems (Franklin Library Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series)

By: AUDEN, W. H.

Price: $34.50

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

Stock No.: 81427

Condition: Very Good+


A deluxe leatherbound Franklin Library reprint edition of of selected poetry of W. H. Auden (1907-1973), the prolific English-born poet, playwright and essayist. Edited and with a preface by Edward Mendelson. Issued as an entry in the publisher's Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full dark green bonded leather covers with three raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Green silk moir... View more info

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

By: BALZAC, Honoré de

Price: $43.50

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

Stock No.: 81424

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


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

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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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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: CARROLL, Lewis (author); TENNIEL, John (illustrations)

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1969

Stock No.: 83718

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Often referred to simply as 'Alice in Wonderland'. First published in 1865 under Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's pseudonym of Lewis Carroll; this reprint edition in an attractive version by the Heritage Press. With the original illustrations by John Tenniel, and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In full yellow cloth-covered boards with colorful flower bouquet image to cover, spine titling in red and green. Volume housed in red paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. IX-R: 47). --- With a few faint markings to title page, otherwise a clean, unmarked and bright copy... View more info

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Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters

By: CHEKHOV, Anton

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1966

Stock No.: 83716

Condition: Near Fine


Two notable plays by the great Russian master of drama and the short story, in a deluxe Heritage Press illustrated reprint edition. Includes striking color and b&w illustrations by Lajos Szalay and an introduction by Sir John Gielgud; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards with stamped red and gilt image of cherries to cover, gilt titling on red spine block. Volume housed in olive paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no number). --- With shallow creases to a couple of leaves near back of book, otherwise a clean, unmarked and... View more info

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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games

By: COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)

Price: $50.50

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1970

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Stock No.: 76758

ISBN: 0876360088

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


A contemporary reprint edition of author's landmark compendium of all manner of games, first published in 1674, in slipcase. Number 1880 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Signed by illustrator David Low on limitation page (illustrations throughout). Includes an introduction by Thomas E. Marston. --- In full tan leather-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine. With bird illustration in gilt on cover. Publisher's tan topstain. Slipcase covered in brown marbled papers. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy, but with shallow creases on a few interior leaves and just a whiff of chafing to ... 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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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit: His Relatives, Friends and Enemies: Comprising All His Wills and Ways; the Whole Forming a Complete Key to the House of Chuzzlewit

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: [c.1940s-70s]

Stock No.: 82578

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome reprint edition of the sixth novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially in 1843. "Martin Chuzzlewit" did not achieve the high level of popularity of some of Mr. Dickens's other works, but it was considered by him to be his best work. With 24 striking color illustrations by Wray Manning, and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In the darker grey cloth variant, with maroon decorations on covers & spine, gilt title oval on spine, and publisher's faded maroon topstain. Sandglass flyer laid in (New York, no. XVIII: 15). Lacks the slipcase and glassi... View more info

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David Copperfield: Collection of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition Vol. 176 in Three Volumes (Volumes II and III only)

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1850

Stock No.: 83263

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The eighth novel by Charles Dickens closely mirrors events and individuals in the author's actual life. It is presented in this very attractive mid-19th century partial set, in the English language. Includes Volumes II and III of the three original volumes. --- In brown marbled paper-covered boards backed in tan leather, with fancy decorations and titling to spine in gilt and with red blocks for titling. Endpapers also brown marbled papers; top edges gilt. --- With some tanning to leaves, many of which are unopened, otherwise a clean, tightly-bound and unmarked set.; 16mo - 6 to 7 in. tall ; 3... View more info

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Hard Times for these times

By: DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations)

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1972

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Stock No.: 76761

ISBN: 0876360312

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


'Hard Times' has been described as a masterpiece and is the shortest major work by Dickens. It was first published in 1854. This deluxe modern reprint edition in slipcase features illustrations (and is signed on limitation page by) Richard Scollins. Number 1813 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Includes an introduction by Monica Dickens. --- In black leather backed paper-covered boards with Scollins illustrations on front and back. Gilt-stamped titling on spine. Publisher's purple topstain. Slipcase covered in purple papers with the same illustrations as on boards; titling printed on back. ... View more info

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Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H.

By: DRURY, Allen

Price: $24.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 76014

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition (precedes the William Morrow trade edition). Attractively produced copy of author's novel centered around a female newsperson in Washington, D.C. Illustrated by Uldis Klavins. --- In rich burgundy full leather covers with gilt ornamentation stamped on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior with maroon silk moire endpapers with matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's First Edition Society series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- A firm, unmarked copy but with rubbing to gildin... View more info

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Decision (Franklin Library Signed First Edition series)

By: DRURY, Allen

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 83830

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A signed first edition in a deluxe Franklin Library issuance of this novel by Allen Drury, which is centered around the United States Supreme Court. With a two-page illustration by Malcolm Liepke, and with a special introductory note by the author; signed by Allen Drury on otherwise blank front endpaper. Issued as part of the publisher's Signed First Edition Society series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full green bonded leather covers with four raised bands on spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in ... View more info

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The Three Musketeers

By: DUMAS, Alexandre

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1978

Stock No.: 83679

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The great French novel, first published in serial form in 1844, has been made into numerous movies and television shows. This luxurious, full leather English-language edition is illustrated with black & white illustrations by Edy Legrand; includes a preface by the author. Includes a specially commissioned frontis color portrait of Alexandre Dumas by Richard Sparks. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's Edition series: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. --- Bound in slate grey bonded leather covers with elaborate gilt decorations stamped on covers and spine. Titling stamped on spine i... View more info

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The Plays of Euripides: 2-volume set (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)

By: EURIPIDES

Price: $194.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 81870

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe, two-volume Franklin Library set presenting the classic Greek tragedies of Euripides. Plays translated from the Greek by Edward P. Coleridge and with illustrations by Carla Bauer. An entry in publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One in an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with three raised bands on each spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spines, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Gold silk moire endpa... View more info

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An Innkeeper's Diary

By: FOTHERGILL, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2000

Stock No.: 82476

Condition: Near Fine


It might be said about John Fothergill that he made a better writer than an innkeeper; nevertheless, this, his first of three memoirs about his experiences as an innkeeper, was a huge success when first published in 1931. This deluxe reprint copy illustrated by Peter Bailey and with an introduction by Craig Brown (as well as the original intro. by Mr. Fothergill). --- In patterned yellow paper-covered boards, backed by dark green cloth. Lacks the slipcase. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking damages worthy of mention.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xx, 278 pages View more info

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The History of Western Science 1543-2001

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2006

Stock No.: 72152

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket


Gorgeous volume traces the people and their discoveries. In decorative light blue and gilt design front & rear covers. Top edge bright gilt. Interior liberally dotted with pictures, is clean, bright & unmarked. Slipcase in generally good shape, but with small corner tears. [Any reference to dust jacket refers to this volume's slipcase. ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Poetical Works of Bret Harte: Complete Edition

By: HARTE, Bret

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, James R. Osgood and Company: 1872

Stock No.: 75233

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


An ornate, though damaged, edition of Bret Harte's poetry. An early printing of work which first appeared in 1871. In full green cloth-covered beveled-edge boards with decorations and titling in bright gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous unattributed b&w engravings. Each page framed with red line. --- Split at mid-volume, but textblock halves still attached to covers. Some pages loose or detached. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 333 pages View more info

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The Stories of O. Henry

By: HENRY, O.

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1965

Stock No.: 83724

Condition: Near Fine


A deluxe edition, featuring a selection of 40 of O. Henry's stories, chosen and introduced by Harry Hansen. With illustrations in red tones by John Groth. --- In full lavender cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Volume housed in lavender paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no number). --- With a little sun-caused lightening to spine, else volume is in excellent shape: clean, unmarked and bright. Slipcase with noticeable sunning but is otherwise undamaged.; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; xiv, 366 pages 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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Branded Outlaw Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services Inc: 1994

Stock No.: 74062

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations featuring a sixgun set against bluffs and buttes. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 122 pages View more info

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Western Short Stories, Volume 2: The Toughest Ranger, The Bad One, Marriage for Spite, Horse and Horse Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services Inc: 1993

Stock No.: 74064

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations featuring a sixgun set against bluffs and buttes. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages View more info

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Sabotage in the Sky Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1994

Stock No.: 74067

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages View more info

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Hurricane Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $34.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1999

Stock No.: 74068

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 129 pages View more info

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Inky Odds Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1992

Stock No.: 74069

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 129 pages View more info

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Wind-Gone-Mad & Hurricane's Roar Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1992

Stock No.: 74070

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 161 pages View more info

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Under the Black Ensign Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1998

Stock No.: 74073

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 122 pages View more info

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Black Towers to Danger Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1991

Stock No.: 74074

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright; but with small dent to rear cover edge and a bit of back cover & edge scuffing. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items orde... View more info

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False Cargo & Submarine Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1999

Stock No.: 74077

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages View more info

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The Battling Pilot Classic Fiction Series

By: HUBBARD, L. Ron

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Hollywood, California, Author Services, Inc.: 1993

Stock No.: 74079

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in red-brown leather flexible covers with all edges in bright gilt; with gilt illustrations and titling on cover and spine. Nearly all pages with b&w illustrations of pith helmeted man set against mountain range. With silk moire endpapers. Full-page frontis sepia illustration of author. Covers and interior clean and bright. No dust jacket, as issued. (We have a large number of these L. Ron Hubbard leatherbound books; please browse our inventory. We don't charge for shipping on additional items ordered.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 121 pages View more info

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: JAMES, Henry

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1967

Stock No.: 82790

Condition: Very Good


A deluxe reprint edition in slipcase of the great novel by Henry James, first published in serial form in 1880, and centered around an American heiress who seeks her destiny in Europe. With illustrations by Colleen Browning and an introduction by R. W. Stallman. --- In lavender cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on spine, slipcase covered in grey paper. Sandglass flyer not present. --- With some sunning to spine and prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, else a bright, tightly-bound, clean copy. Structurally sound slipcase with some sunning. (Due to th... 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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Aesop's Fables: A New Version

By: LEAF, Munro

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1969

Stock No.: 83722

Condition: Near Fine


Handed down through the generations, this collection was written by Munro Leaf based on the many variations available, and offered here in a deluxe reprint edition by the Heritage Press. With illustrations by Robert Lawson and an introduction by Emile Van Vliet. --- Bound in full yellow cloth-covered boards with Lawson illustrations on covers & gilt titling on brown spine block. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no number). Volume housed in brown paper-covered slipcase. --- With a touch of sunning to spine, otherwise a bright, clean, tightly-bound copy lacking additional damages. A little sun... 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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Billy Budd, Sailor -and- The Piazza Tales (Franklin Library Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers series)

By: MELVILLE, Herman

Price: $35.00

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

Stock No.: 81284

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe leatherbound edition offering two previously published works by Herman Melville (1819-1891) in this single volume. Includes his "Billy Budd, Sailor", which was first published posthumously in 1924. Also included is his "The Piazza Tales" which is a collection of six short novels: "The Piazza", "Bartleby", "Benito Cereno", "The Lightning-Rod Man", "The Encantadas" and "The Bell-Tower". With black & white illustrations by J. William Myers and a drawn portrait of Melville by Alan E. Cober. Issued as an entry in the publisher... View more info

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Tortuffe, or The Hypocrite -and- The Would-Be Gentleman

By: MOLIÈRE (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1963

Stock No.: 75738

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), who wrote under his theatrical name Molière, used these two humorous plays to skewer French society of his day. This reprint edition with numerous delightful color illustrations by Serge Ivanoff includes an introduction by Henri Peyre. Translated from the French by H. Baker and J. Miller. --- In blue and pink full cloth-covered boards. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase. Includes Heritage Press 'Sandglass' flyer, with information specific to this work and a 6-page 2001 article from the New Yorker magazine about Molière, both laid in. --- A nice ... View more info

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A Man of Singular Virtue: Being a life of Sir Thomas More by his son-in-law William Roper, and a selection of More's letters

By: ROPER, William

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1980

Stock No.: 77569

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


The noted biography in a handsome Folio Society edition. Selected, edited and introduced by A. L. Rowse. Includes numerous b&w and color illustrations and drawings. In black quarter cloth over red textured paper-covered boards. Titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume housed in slipcase made of stiff cardstock. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down; else a bright, clean, firm copy. Slipcase with sizeable dampstain near foot of opening, else in good shape. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11&... View more info

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By: ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1955

Stock No.: 77560

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A handsome reprint copy in slipcase of the famed journals of Monsieur Rousseau. In the anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised & completed by A. S. B. Glover, with a new introduction by Mr. Glover; illustrations by William Sharp. --- In tan cloth-covered boards w/image of Rousseau on cover; publisher's red topstain. Publisher's 'Sandglass' flyer laid in. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Slipcase w/minor rubbing, is structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is mean to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 635 pages View more info