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The Man With No Face

By: Armstrong, Margaret

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Company (Tower T-268): 1943

Edition: 1st World edition

Seller ID: 010116


Reissues the 1940 Random House edition. The American cousins of a rich Australian who has died and left them his fortune are scattered throughout the US, and live in ignorance of both the bequest and the anonymous killer who is tracking them because of it. A bit of slant, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sunned spine, moderate spine end wear/chipping, short edge tears, some scratching. View more info

The Harmony Silk Factory (signed)

By: Aw, Tash

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Fourth (4th) Estate/HarperCollins/Harper Collins Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Aw, on title page

Seller ID: 015614


1st printing w/numeral 1 on copyright page. The true first edition of Aw's well-received debut novel juxtaposing "three accounts of a crucial and haunting episode in the history of a Malaysian Chinese family." Signed by Aw on title page. Amber cloth w/white spine lettering, 362 pages, cover by Sarah Christie. Mild edgewear to dust jacket, which is now in a protective mylar sleeve. A nice unread copy. (A word about our grading: Fine -- or, sometimes, As New... View more info

Who Eat Up My People (signed)

By: Beale, Will

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Portland, Falmouth Publishing House: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014248


The story of "a people, all over, slipping into dangerous history under the increasing dominance of a few." This copy signed and dated ("Will Beale/author/Calais, Me/December 1949") on front free end paper. Grey cloth w/maroon lettering, 304 pages. Some spine slant, wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/soiled edges, previous owner's name ("Lewis") across top edge of front end paper, a bit of internal soil, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping, edge te... View more info

Edwina Alone

By: Biggar, Joan

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Bath, Firecrest/Chivers Press: 1983

Edition: 1st hardcover edition

Seller ID: 014009


Romance. A young woman "leaves her Scottish home to seek her fortune as a singer on the gold-paved streets of Victorian London." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 188 pages. Rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin scratches. View more info

Riders of the Flood

By: Blackhurst, W.E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Parsons, McClain Printing Company: 1968

Edition: 1st McClain edition

Seller ID: 014417


The second printing of this title (the first by Vantage Press in 1954), telling the story of a playboy who, after being sent into the woods to work with a group of rough-and-ready lumbermen, learns to be a man. The book is "based on a great lumbering operation that took place in West Virginia between 1884 and 1900." Beige cloth w/brown spine lettering, 199 pages, illustrated w/7 photographs authentic to the period. Mild slant, foxed top edge, internally tight and... View more info

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Crazy in the Cockpit (signed)

By: Blume, Randy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, DK Ink: 1999

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Blume, on title page

Seller ID: 017674


A young college newspaper reporter decides to take up flying, with results Hilma Wolitzer calls "a fascinating and funny look at life about the clouds." Inscription reads: "Anne --/I've enjoyed/working with you at/Faulkner + hope we get to/work together again sometime/in the future./Randy" Blue boards w/silver spine lettering, 246 pages, dust jacket illustration by Craig Frazier. Only light general wear to both book and jacket. View more info

An Indian Journey

By: Bonsels, Waldemar

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Publishing /:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 015432


No date. Reissues the 1928 edition published by Thomas Seltzer. An autobiographical fiction concerning the author's time in India, "which he spent, not roving from place to place, but settled for months at a time in country dwellings from which he penetrated occasionally into the jungle." Red cloth w/yellow spine lettering, 273 pages. General wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/some chipping/short edge tears, sun-darkened spine, light soil, general wear. View more info

Kai Lung's Golden Hours

By: Bramah, Ernest

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, The Richards Press: 1936

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 014360


Originally published in 1922. Preface by Hilaire Belloc. Illustrated brown cloth w/black spine lettering, 306 pages. Strong spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, dust-soiled edges, previous owner's signature neatly to front pastedown, smoky aroma, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, some chipping to corners/spine ends, soil to rear panel/front fold, 1" tear to top of front fold. Jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Day of the Fifth Moon

By: Brome, Vincent

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015881


"A novel of the besieged in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 248 pages. Light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/shallow impressions, light edgewear. View more info

The Stork and the Jewels

By: Bruckberger, Raymond Leopold

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006012


A parable about a boy who makes a pet of a fledgling stork who departs each winter, returning each spring on the boy's birthday with a special gift. Translated from the French by Gerold Lauck. Illustrated green boards. Some edgewear, tanned/dusty top edge. Dust jacket w/sunned spine, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, 1" tear to top left edge of front panel. View more info

The Narcissist

By: Burns, Carol

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Calder and Boyars: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013161


The story of a woman who, "for all her power and kaleidoscopic changes of mood--has no sense of her identity except through those people who surround her." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 155 pages, dust jacket illustration by Barbara Hanrahan. View more info

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From Little Acorns

By: Buten, Howard

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Brighton, Harvester Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010247


Buten's first novel, re-published in 2000 as "When I Was Five I Killed Myself," and considered a modern classic in France. Burt, an eight-year-old boy in a mental institution, refuses to speak, but one day "begins to write with a pencil on the wall--about why he has been committed, and what happens to him while he is there." Dust jacket illustration by Craig Dodd. At the time of publication Buten was an accomplished clown who toured the United States u... View more info

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From Little Acorns

By: Buten, Howard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Brighton, Harvester Press: 1981

Edition: 1st UK editions

Seller ID: 014010


Buten's first novel, re-published in 2000 as "When I Was Five I Killed Myself," and considered in France to be a modern classic. Burt, an eight-year-old boy in a mental institution, refuses to speak, but one day "begins to write with a pencil on the wall--about why he has been committed, and what happens to him while he is there." At the time of publication the author was an accomplished clown who toured the United States under the name of Buffo. Black cl... View more info

The Idealists (signed)

By: Carlisle, Henry, & Olga Andreyev Carlisle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: 012681


1st printing w/complete number sequence. A novel set during the time of the Russian Revolution, when an exile who has waited for the perfect moment to return to Russia to establish a democratic order must deal instead with the Bolsheviks, whose leader is determined to destroy him. This copy signed on half-title by both authors. Gently bumped spine ends, mild corner wear, in rubbed/scuffed dust jacket w/mild wear to corners/spine ends. Dust jacket in protective mylar slee... View more info

Master of Blackoaks

By: Carter, Ashley (pseudonym of Harry Whittington)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen/Howard & Wyndham: 1977

Edition: 1st W.H. Allen edition

Seller ID: 016176


Continues the story of "the Baynard family and their plantation in the Deep South," where "underneath the surface raged strange and savage passions." Brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 464 pages. Moderate edgewear, 1.5"-long bump to left bottom edge of front cover, tanning, previous owner's name along top edge of front end paper, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, impressions/scratches, 1" tear to top edge of rear panel, mild dampstaining ... View more info

The Width of the Sea (signed)

By: Chalfoun, Michelle

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Cliff Street Books/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011750


With the elders of a small fishing community along the Maine coast rendered useless by bitterness and booze, a younger generation must deal with restrictive fishing quotas, the loss of the fish processing plant, and a growing tourism industry which denigrates and demeans their heritage. This copy signed on title page. Grey and charcoal boards, 323 pages. Bumped spine ends, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/light rubbing, scratches to rear panel. An unread copy. View more info

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Crazy Heart

By: Cobb, Thomas

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016709


First printing w/complete number sequence. Cobb's first novel, telling the story of a renowned country-and-western songwriter and guitar player who "is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver -- even his pickup truck -- are all giving him trouble." Basis for the award-winning film of the same name, which was directed by Scott Cooper and starred Jeff Bridges. White cloth grey guitar illustration to front cover, grey spine lettering, 248 pages, cove... View more info

Without A Voice

By: Collis, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008484


An inarticulate boy with a lively imagination is unable to deal with the real world, and withdraws to the point where he is unable to distinguish one world from the other. Red cloth, 245 pages. Some mild dampstaining to back cover, dusty edges, small soil mark to fore-edge, tanned pages. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, 1.5" tear up right spine edge before crossing spine horizontally to back cover another 2" then down 1.5" of back panel, smudged rear panel... View more info

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Windymere

By: Colver, Alice Ross

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1931

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 017493


Set in New England, this is the story of a young woman "who, with a deep-rooted love for her country-side and her family, toiled for their ancestral home, Windymere." Bears on the title page the following: "Canadian Edition/For Sale in Canada Only." Salmon cloth w/brown lettering/decoration to front cover, brown spine lettering, 314 pages, illustrated end papers, in moderately edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket w/1"-square piece from bottom rig... View more info

Foxlight

By: Cummins, Mary

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London & Toronto, Robert Hale Limited/Nelson Foster & Scott/General: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012530


Historical fiction. From the front flap: "When Ellice Menteith arrives in Upper Canada to find her hitherto unknown relatives, she is in a poor state of health after the long voyage from Liverpool. She has been brought up in Scotland by a foster mother, Martha Bruce, and in order to save her foster sister, Nesta, from rape she attacks the man with dressmaking scissors. He is the son of the local squire and Ellice in the twilight, or foxlight, is sure that she has bee... View more info

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Sweet Constancy

By: Cunningham, Louis Arthur

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009041


A wealthy man's beautiful and pampered daughter has a more than passing interest in a man of whom her father disapproves, so the father enlists the aid of a sensible and tactful woman to discover the reason behind his daughter's intractibility. Gently bumped corners, impressions to front cover, some soil/foxing to top and fore-edge, ink numerals to rear pastedown, in dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, edge tears, small pieces torn from top edge near spine, impressions, g... View more info

The Course of Honour

By: Davis, Lindsey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Century Books/Random House UK: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013276


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Historical fiction set in 1st-century Rome during "the reigns of Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, and the Year of the Four Emperors," telling "the sweeping story of the ascendancy of the Emperor Vespasian, the impecunious son of a provincial senator who finally brought peace to Rome after years of strife." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 295 pages, dust jacket illustration by Colin Hadley. Spine slant, light... View more info

Home is the Hunter

By: de Poncins, Gontran

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1945

Edition: 1st UK editions

Seller ID: 010115


On a large country estate in France's Loire district, an old domestic who has served faithfully for forty years watches the disintegration of the old order and the coming of the new. Translated by Haakon Chevalier. Sunning to spine, dusty edges, gently bumped corners, impressions, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sunning to spine, fading to edges, some edgewear, impressions, scuffing, moderate general wear. View more info

That Watery Glass

By: Dearnley, Moira

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Llandybie, Christopher Davies (Publishers) Ltd.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014988


The story of a woman who, obsessed with her own intellectuality, "acts out her life as if it were literature: every commonplace thought and feeling, action and reaction, is caught between literary quotation marks -- a continuing process of distorting vision." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 210 pages. View more info

Captain Desmond, V.C.

By: Diver, Maud

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons: 1921

Edition: New & revised edition

Seller ID: 010441


Historical fiction. A romance set in India. Originally published in 1907. This edition contains three chapters substituted for the original final scene, the additional material thought in 1907 to make the work too long. Beige boards w/black lettering/medal illustration, 346 pages. View more info

OH, PLAY THAT THING, Volume Two of The Last Roundup (signed)

By: Doyle, Roddy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, Alfred A. Knopf/Random House of Canada: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Doyle, on title page

Seller ID: 015418


Published simultaneously in Canada by Knopf, and in the UK by Jonathan Cape. Sequel to 'A Star Called Henry.' Orange cloth w/black lettering/illustration to spine, 376 pages. An unread copy of an uncommon edition w/Doyle's signature. View more info

The Queen's Necklace

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Alexandra Publishing Company:

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: 012147


An uncommon edition of a classic of French literature. Blue cloth w/blind-stamped decoration/rule to front cover and spine, gilt lettering to same, 392 pages. A bit of slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dust-soiled edges, previous owner's first name to front free end paper, impressions to top right corner of same, tanning to cheap paper, moderate general wear. View more info

The Private Life Of Helen Of Troy

By: Erskine, John

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Sun Dial Press/Center Books: 1943

Edition: 2nd Sun Dial/Center edition

Seller ID: fic.00230


"What kind of woman was the beautiful and unfaithful Greek wife whose face launched a thousand ships and destroyed a nation?" (well, let's see--she was unfaithful, lustful and responsible for a war--hey, she's *my* kinda broad!). Waterstain to front cover, light edgewear, minor cream-coloured soil mark to top of first end paper. Dust jacket w/edgewear, 1" jagged tear to bottom right spine edge, 1/2" jagged tear to top right spine edge, 1/2" tear to ... View more info

Fort of Silence

By: Foley, Helen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012032


A long-married couple setting off for a holiday in France have separate thoughts about their life together, the wife brooding "over her long-standing and undiscovered affair with the painter, John Ledcombe, and her now seemingly disintegrated life, with past inadequacies and future emptiness," while the husband "is haunted by certain places (the Isle of wight where he was brought up, the West of Scotland which has become a paradise of escape) as he is by a se... View more info

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The Ten Thousand (signed)

By: Ford, Michael Curtis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Ford, on title page

Seller ID: 012442


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Historical fiction set in 400 B.C., being the story of the philosopher-warrior Xenophon, and his command of ten thousand battle-weary Greek soldiers fleeing through the Armenian mountains after a bloody defeat at the hands of the king of Persia. Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 378 pages (plus author's postscript, acknowledgements, brief author biography), map end papers by Jackie Aher, dust jacket illustration by Mark Summers.... View more info

The Lost Girls

By: Fox, Laurie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Fox, on title page

Seller ID: 014959


1st printing w/complete number sequence. "Wendy has long heard the family legend--madness strikes the Darling women at a certain age, traditionally after romance visits in the form of an overgrown boy." White and grey boards w/pink foil spine lettering, 274 pages. An unread copy in collectible condition. View more info

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Quest For Innocence

By: Gilford, C.B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010271


Gilford's first book. Haunted by visions and his relationship with a friend who died in Korea, an atheist drifter who is tempted by sins of the mind and flesh seeks absolution for his guilt in the company of the dead man's family. Dust jacket illustration by Arnold Schwartzman. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 337 pages. Mild tanning, light general wear, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, thin scratches to rear panel, light corner wear. View more info

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Hangover 1936

By: Gillespie, James Stuart Jr.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Galleon Press: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016832


A college student meets a mysterious woman with whom he falls in love during his Christmas vacation, (but who seems to disappear from the narrative once vacation is over); experiences a variety of family problems; sees a criminal arrested just before marrying his sister; has a friend who publishes a critically panned book, only to see it sell many more copies because bookbuyers can't believe that a book could be that bad; and much else during the hangover year of 1936 (t... View more info

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THE LOST COLUMN, A Story of the Boxer Rebellion in China

By: Gilson, Captain Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1910

Seller ID: 017031


A scarce title set in the time of the Boxer Rebellion, telling the story "Of the Siege of Tientsin and Admiral Seymour's attempt to relieve the Peking Legations, comprising the Adventures of Gerald Wood, and minor passages in the lives of Mr. Wang and Jugatai the Tartar." Red cloth w/tipped-on colour illustration in gilt border to front cover, tipped-on colour illustration to spine, gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 379 pages, illustrated w/eight full-colour ... View more info

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The Invisible War-Plane

By: Grahame-White, Claude, and Harry Harper

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London & Glasgow & Bombay, Blackie & Son:

Seller ID: 016810


No date (1915). "A Tale of Air Adventure in the Great Campaign." Illustrated cloth, 272 pages. All six illustrations called for are present, although some are not bound in at the pages indicated in the list of illustrations. A couple are loose, and one has the top 1.5" torn off. Worn corners/spine ends, some cover soil, some soiling/tanning to edges, previous owner's name to front pastedown, front hinge split. View more info

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NO STRAIGHT LINES, Four Decades of Queer Comics

By: Hall, Justin (edited by)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Seattle, Fantagraphics Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018106


Includes work from dozens of cartoonists. From the back cover: "Queer cartooning has been one of the most vibrant artistic and countercultural movements of the past 40 years, tackling complex issues of identity and changing social mores with intelligence, humor, and an irreverent imagination. For the first time, the entire spectrum of this broad movement is collected under one cover." 308 pages + brief contributors' biographies. Light cover wear, a bit of sm... View more info

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Black Gold on the Double Diamond

By: Hammond, Ralph (pseudonym of Ralph Hammond Innes)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016434


Hammond was better known as thriller writer Hammond Innes. This one finds a young man abruptly leaving England for "a lonely ranch in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies," where "oil rigs are becoming more common than cattle," and where he hopes to find his father, until then believed killed at Dieppe during World War II. Although it has the appearance of the traditional duster, it is a story of the Canadian West in the middle of the last century, and... View more info

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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

By: Hanif, Mohammed

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Toronto, Bond Street Books / Doubleday Canada / Random House of Canada: 2008

Edition: 1st Canadian (true first) edition

Seller ID: 016694


First printing w/complete number sequence. Precedes the UK edition. Hanif's first novel, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. 323 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius. Gently bumped top corners/spine ends, in like dust jacket. View more info

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Roller Ball Murder

By: Harrison, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016770


Thirteen stories, the title story being the basis for Norman Jewison's award-winning film, Rollerball. Orange boards w/black cloth backstrip w/orange spine lettering, 189 pages. Some spine slant, sunned edges, light general wear, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, 1/4" tear to bottom spine end, light handling wear. View more info

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The Last Warpath

By: Henry, Will

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017546


This is "a recreated history of the Cheyenne people. The events depicted are essentially true, with enough fictional cement supplied to find the historical elements together." Salmon boards w/burgundy quarter cloth, purple decoration to front cover, gilt spine lettering w/purple decorations, 242 pages + brief author biography, dust jacket illustration by John Pimlott. Mild wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear, three diagonal scratches to front p... View more info

Final Innocence

By: Honig, Donald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1961

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 015535


"Set in Capstone, Long Island, and the border country of Maryland and Virginia during the American Civil War," this is the story of two sixteen-year-old boys who, when the sister of one of them is found to be pregnant, set off in search of the respected older man who is the father, and who has disappeared "on one of his periodic trips to 'the war', ostensibly on secret business for the Northern Army." Grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 223 pages, dust ja... View more info

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Dieter auf der Flucht (signed)

By: Horch, Karl Otto

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Kreuz-Verlag: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008072


A German-language adventure story. Cream boards w/red cloth backstrip, 176 pages. Mild cover soil, tanned/dusty/soiled edges, tanned pages, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping to corners/spine ends, jagged piece torn from top left corner of front panel, some soil. Uncommon signed. View more info

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Men Die

By: Humes, H.L. (Harold Louis)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017723


Humes's second novel, following 'The Underground City,' both of which led to his being considered by Esquire magazine as having the same promise as two obscure guys named Updike and Styron. Whoever they are. He met a guy named Leary who introduced him to a little substance known as LSD, and after seriously indulging his fondness for the hallucinogen he became a trifle paranoid and a bit delusional, which pretty much ended his writing career. Humes was co-founder (with... View more info

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The Sorrows of an American (signed)

By: Hustvedt, Siri

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company (a Frances Coady book): 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016608


First printing w/complete number sequence. Siblings who "find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their late father's papers ... believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death," which leads them to try to unravel the mystery. This copy signed by Hustvedt, on title page. Cream and grey boards w/silver spine lettering, 307 pages (including brief biographical sketch). Small remainder dot to bottom edge, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear. An unread co... View more info

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Kalooki Nights (signed)

By: Jacobson, Howard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: 1st US edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017134


Longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize, this one sees a Jewish cartoonist recalling "his childhood in a British suburb in the 1950s." This copy signed by Jacobson, on title page. Red boards w/gilt spine lettering, 450 pages, dust jacket illustration by Bill Bragg. A bumped corner, a hint of wear to spine ends, in dust jacket w/mild wear to corners/spine ends, a teeny sticker pull to top right of front panel. An unread copy. View more info

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Time For Dreaming

By: Johns, Stella

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012027


A very scarce title. An eighteen-year-old girl facing a fairy-tale future, and whose mother made something of a mess of her own life, decides that she wants "time for dreaming--a chance to explore the byways before the golden gates of happy-ever-after-land" close behind her (which means that she ends up in a castle, is attracted to a man she should steer clear of, deals with a few unusual children, and is possessed of a secret she can't tell anyone). Red cloth w... View more info

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The Successor

By: Kadare, Ismail

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2006

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 016030


"A fictional inquiry into the still-unexplained death of Mehmet Shehu, the man who for decades was the designated Number Two political figure in Communist dictator Enver Hoxha's ironfisted and increasingly paranoid regime." Kadare, who was the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize in 2005, first published this story in 2003, in Albanian. This edition is translated from Tedi Papavrami's French translation of the Albanian, and is by David Bellos. An... View more info

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Not Indispensable

By: Keeney, Maude Fraser

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016676


A New Brunswick-born writer (who became a nurse in Rhode Island, and lived there with her attorney husband) here presents the story of a widow who falls in love with the manager of a hotel on an island resort. Maroon cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 227 pages. Edgwear, some slant, lightly soiled edges, previous owner's name/date to front free end paper, in edgeworn dust jacket w/smudging/soiling, scrapes/impressions, reinforcing tape to edges of reverse, general wear. Un... View more info

Everything You Need

By: Kennedy, A.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1999

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 010942


a man who has retreated to an island contrives to have his teenage daughter -- whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years, and who believes him to be dead -- visit the island, raising the possibility that he may confess to being her father, which may ultimately lead to him pulling together the pieces of his shattered life; 567 pgs.; impressions, rubbing, moderate handling wear; View more info

Looking Through Glass

By: Kesavan, Mukul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010370


author's first novel; set during the era of India's partition and independence, a young man finds himself possessed of an eccentric foster family in a time and place not of his choosing; dj illustration by Chris Corr; dj w/light edgewear, impressions; View more info

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Birds in Fall (signed)

By: Kessler, Brad

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner/Scribner's: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Kessler, on title page

Seller ID: 017473


When an airplane plummets into the sea near a (fictional) island off the coast of Nova Scotia, families gather at a local inn where "they form an unusual community, struggling for comfort and consolation." 238 pages, dust jacket illustration by Myrna Burks and Rosaire Appel. Book and dust jacket w/only light general wear. View more info

A COW IN THE HOUSE And Nine Other Stories

By: Kiely, Benedict

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008793


A collection of stories from an Irish writer whose material was described by the Irish Times as "comic, tragic, life-enhancing," and here running the gamut from a young boy on a day trip to Dublin, to a dotty maiden aunt bestowing upon a local girl the romantic background of a magazine serial. Chocolate cloth, 191 pages. Some spine slant, bumped corners, mild wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, moderate general wear, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/scratches... View more info

Witchwater (Witch-Water) Country

By: Kilworth, Garry

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012460


Tragedy and a sort of coming-of-age ensue when a boy and three friends initiate a light-hearted search for mythical waterwitches. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 202 pages, dust jacket illustration by Gary Blythe. Bumped corners/spine ends, tanning, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches, wear to corners/spine ends, light edgewear. View more info

HYPATIA, or New Foes with an Old Face

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, E.A. Weeks & Company:

Edition: No edition

Seller ID: 015124


No date (circa 1900). Originally published in 1853, this work of historical fiction is set in the fifth century, and is based on the life of a teacher of philosophy who was murdered by Christian fanatics who disapproved of her ideas in the realms of religion and politics. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering/decoration to spine, top edge gilt, 475 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, light edge soil, moderately smudged covers, moderate general wear. View more info

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Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

By: Kneale, Matthew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday Canada/Random House of Canada: 2005

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 015686


A collection of twelve stories which "follow ordinary people as they try to survive and make sense of their worlds." Plum boards, maroon cloth backstrip w/silver spine lettering, 208 pages, dust jacket illustration T. Oliver Peabody. A pristine copy in dust jacket w/mild wear to corners. A nice copy. View more info

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The Green Madonna (signed)

By: L'Ami, C.E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Westminster Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016095


Winner of the Westminster Award for Fiction. From the front flap: "This is a story of fifteenth century England, in an era of adventure and intrigue, when many a lord and prelate ruled his manor by whim and fancy rather than by right and God...when the common man's slaving earned him nothing, and serfs met in secret to plot and to plan." This copy signed by L'Ami at top of front end paper. Olive cloth w/green decoration to front cover, green spine lettering, ... View more info

Gentlemen Callers

By: Lamb, Nancy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Seaview Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013129


"One week of independence, for some married women, is enough to change their lives forever." Tan boards w/burgundy cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages, dust jacket illustration by Mike McIver. View more info

The Goodby (Goodbye) People

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster / S&S: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007598


A collection of "failed mystics, rootless sun-worshipers, exiles from the harsher realities of a different civilization to the east of the San Gabriel mountains," are caught in the moral and physical decay of Los Angeles. Dust jacket illustration by Paul Bacon. Three small splash-soil marks faintly to top edge of front cover, another fainter one to top edge of back cover, mild general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, moderate edgewear, some flaking to... View more info

Lines to a Lady

By: Lambert, Reita

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Caxton House: 1939

Edition: 1st Caxton edition

Seller ID: 009116


Originally published in 1935, by Doubleday, Doran & Company; romance. Some poor slob determined to be a playwright moves to New York, where he becomes engaged to one woman who likes his poetry, entangled with a second who is bored with her husband, and enmeshed with a third who will appear in his newly written play "--in return for certain considerations." Red cloth w/black lettering/illustration to spine, 305 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, dusty edges, mino... View more info

Lotus Blossom

By: Lancing, George (pseudonym of Bluebell M. Hunter)

Price: $32.50

Publisher: New York, Lee Furman: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013559


Set in China, and telling in fictional form the story of the Empress Dowager. The story of a beautiful young woman named Orchid who, on her way to Pekin to meet her betrothed, meets "the handsome young son of a country cobbler." An unusual relationship is subsequently formed between the girl who has grown up "with the feeling that she was one day destined to be the Empress of China," and the young man whose service as Palace Attendant in the Imperial Cour... View more info

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The Jonah

By: Leland, Jeremy

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016159


Leland's scarce second novel, "a wryly farcical tragi-comedy about a would-be suicide." Dark orange cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 159 pages, dust jacket by Alan Breese. Lightly smudged edges, moderate handling wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/small sticker pulls to top right corner of front panel, light chipping to corners/spine ends, sunned (entirely legible) spine, short edge tears. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Live Lumber

By: Long, E. Laurie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London & Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017329


From the front flap: "When the Rev. Raymond Hamilton takes a message to an American ship in the London Docks, the whole course of his life is changed, for at the challenge of Sally McCormick's bright eyes, he sails in the Orlandie for the Gulf, learns more about life than the Church could ever teach him, and with Sally's help handles situations which vary from nursing yellow-jack to salving a derelict." Green cloth w/black spine lettering, 288 pages, dust jacke... View more info

The Man Who Owned Vermont

By: Lott, Bret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington Square Press 64587: 1988

Edition: 1st Washington Square Press edition

Inscription: Inscribed & Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014694


Lott's first novel, telling the story of a man whose wife has left him, leading him to throw himself into his job to the exclusion of everything else, until "on a cold Vermont morning, a hunter and his prey show him unexpectedly, haltingly, the way back to love and faith." This copy inscribed and signed ("For John--/With hopes this/will help move/my name/a little/higher/up on/the list!/BT", with Lott's signature beneath his name. 231 pages, cover illust... View more info

Night Night

By: Macdonald, Sharman

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014923


Sharman's second novel. "An exhilarating fantasy that interweaves domestic shambles with a menacing parable for the bewildered eighties--a funny suburban nightmare about loss of faith and loss of direction." Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 221 pages, dust jacket illustration by Chris Brown. Spine slant, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions/scratches. View more info

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The Crack in the Bell

By: Macfarlane, Peter Clark

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Toronto, William Briggs:

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 017764


No date [1918]. According to IMDb, Macfarlane was a railroad clerk, pastor and an actor before becoming a writer. Unable to come to grips with his failing health, he shot himself on the steps of the San Francisco morgue. Far be it from me to argue with IMDb. Red cloth w/yellow bell illustration/black lettering to front cover, black spine lettering, 458 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, lightly dusted/tanned edges, small bookseller's tag to bottom of rear past... View more info

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All the Roses Falling

By: MacLachlan, Mairi

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010699


A Scots couple living with their family in Belfast faces a series of incidents that leave them with a deepening dread in the midst of the Troubles. Dust jacket illustration by Barbara Walton. A bit of slant, tanned pages, in dust jacket w/impressions. A scarce title. View more info

The Days of Auld Lang Syne

By: Maclaren, Ian

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010715


nd (circa late 1930s); stories of Scotland; one of the H&S 3'6 titles, w/yellow spine; decorated blue cloth; tanned/dusty/light soiled edges, light edgewear, previous owner's signature; dj w/chipping/short tears to spine ends/corners, uneven 1" tear to top of back panel, 1/2" tear to top of front panel, 1" tear to bottom of same, other shorter tears, scraped folds, rubbing, faint soil; View more info

A Doctor of the Old School

By: Maclaren, Ian

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Toronto, Fleming H. Revell: 1895

Seller ID: 012180


The story of a "self-forgetful and so utterly Christian" doctor. Olive cloth w/elaborate gilt decoration/lettering to for cover/spine, 208 pages, all edges gilt. Spine slant, abrasion to fore-edge (scrapes away some gilt), sticker remnants to bottom spine, previous owner's Christmas gift inscription to front free end paper. A pretty book, with gilt still quite bright and attractive. View more info

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Maid of Honor

By: MacLeod, Charlotte

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011696


Upset with her family's near-obsession with her older sister's wedding, a teen-aged girl does not tell them that she has won a gold medal in a state piano contest, nor that she has been awarded a scholarship to a prestigious music college. When the bride-to-be is given an expensive diamond and ruby pin, the younger sister hides it as a prank, then learns that it is no longer in its hiding place, precipitating a family crisis. Very scarce in this condition. Red cloth w/gi... View more info

Jonathan Found

By: Maiden, Cecil

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014078


A boy whose natural parents were murdered by Chinese Terrorists is adopted by a wealthy American businessman and his wife. Half patterned boards/half brick cloth, white spine lettering, 185 pages, dust jacket illustration by George Salter. Price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

The Emissary

By: Mainwaring, Michael

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006091


Author's second novel. In a provincial Latin American city people are preparing strange celebrations for the arrival of a personal emissary of the President of the United States, while political activists threaten distinctly uncivil action. Dust jacket by Reg Boorer. Lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/rubbing, some impressions. View more info

Fiesta in November

By: Mallea, Eduardo

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Calder and Boyars: 1969

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 014685


Originally published in Spanish, and here translated from that language by Alis De Sola. Grey cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 121 pages, dust jacket by Gerald Cinamon. Previous owner's name/city/date on front end paper, remains of price sticker to same, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear, light chipping to corners/spine ends. View more info

Best Irish Short Stories 2

By: Marcus, David (editor)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011699


Contains fourteen stories, one each from Gillman Noonan, Ita Daly, Michael Feeney Callan, John McGahern, Jennifer Johnston, Maeve Kelly, William Trevor, Kate Cruise O'Brien, Des O'Sullivan, Sean MacMathuna, Clare Boylan, John McArdle, Padraig Rooney, and David J. Elliott. Blue cloth, 156 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, pencil impressions to top right corner of front free end paper, in dust jacket scuffing to front panel, two full-length folds to rear panel, some scratch... View more info

The Land of Forgotten Men

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1923

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 005517


A man wanted by the law and fleeing to Alaska experiences a shipwreck, and is both physically and psychologically altered. Dust jacket and frontispiece (reproduces the dust jacket in b&w) by W. Herbert Dunton. Illustrated orange-on-green cloth. Rubbing/light flaking, dusty/tanned/moderately soiled edges, 2 previous owner's stamps to front free end paper. Smudged dust jacket w/1" tear to top edge of rear panel, chipping/short tears to spine ends/edges, moderate co... View more info

Sam Campbell Gentleman

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Triangle Books/Blue Ribbon: 1938

Edition: 1st Triangle edition

Seller ID: 013326


The story of a woman (Elizabeth Logan) who marries a man (Sam Campbell) in order to "help her find another man. Her lover, Peter Burgess, had vanished in the vast silences of Southwestern China. He was a prisoner of the great war-lord, Chow-Chan, third in might of all the princes of the East. And on his safe release the peace of the Orient depended. For the tribes were massing in the hills to drive the Westerner into the sea." Red cloth w/black spine lettering/ru... View more info

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The Sea 'Venture

By: Mason, F. van Wyck

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016944


Mason "tells a hitherto untold story of the New World -- how the Jamestown colony almost failed, what life in Virginia was like in 1610 and how the Bermudas came to be settled." Brown cloth w/gilt and blue spine lettering, 352 pages, map end papers, wraparound dust jacket illustration by William Randell. A bumped corner, mild wear to corners/spine ends, bump to fore-edge of back cover, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sticker pull to spine, a bit of chipping t... View more info

Judgment of the Storm

By: Mason, Roy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap / G&D:

Edition: Photoplay edition

Seller ID: 013590


No date. First published in 1923, by Doubleday, Page & Co. Based on the Ethel Styles Middleton photoplay, which sees a man forced to choose between leaving either his mother or future brother-in-law to die in a hellish snowstorm. Red cloth w/black lettering, 234 pages + 12 pages of advertisements for other G&D titles, illustrated w/eight scenes from the photoplay. Dust jacket illustration is a tearjerker scene from the movie, showing the protagonist staring away from his... View more info

The Pagoda Tree

By: Mather, Berkely

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008262


Historical fiction. Two brothers leave Australia, sailing in a Chinese junk to Hong Kong where complications, including the Chinese Opium War and a murder, cause one of them to sail for home. Lovely wraparound dust jacket illustration by Johnny Pau. Mild edgewear, faint soil to top edge, in dust jacket w/light edgewear, moderate general wear. View more info

The Road and the Star

By: Mather, Berkely

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010882


Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Good to Very Good. First Edition. historical adventure set in seventeenth-century London, the early days of the Dutch Cape Colony, and the exotic dangers of India; cover by D'Achille; dusty/soiled/tanned edges, moderate edgewear; edgeworn dj w/slightly sunned spine, 1" tear to top edge of rear panel, 1/4" tear to bottom left edge of front panel, impressions, scratches, general wear; View more info

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THE VENTURE, An Annual of Art and Literature (signed)

By: Maugham, W. Somerset, and Laurence Housman (editors)

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, John Baillie's / Pear Tree Press: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Maugham, in pencil (verso front ep)

Seller ID: 017859


Contains the first English language appearance of Maugham's "Marriages Are Made In Heaven," as well as prose/poetry contributions and illustrations by a variety of writers and artists, including A.E. Housman, Thomas Hardy, G.K. Chesterton, John Masefield, Havelock Ellis, Charles S. Ricketts, Reginald Savage, T. Sturge Moore, Lucien Pissarro, Bernard Sleigh, E. Gordon Craig, Louise Glazier, Elinor Monsell, Paul Woodroffe, Sydney Lee and others. Pictorial paper ov... View more info

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The Grand Parade

By: Mayfield, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016632


We've got communists, ex-communists, rich people, poor people, racists, liberals, brown people, white people, black people, losers, winners, and pretty much the whole spectrum of American society as seen by Mayfield in 1961. Black cloth w/purple and aqua initials to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, 448 pages. View more info

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The Clay Grew Tall

By: McGrath, Eamonn

Price: $5.25

Publisher: New York, Herder & Herder: 1972

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 017104


McGrath's first novel, chronicling "against the background of a small Irish village, an ordinarily sensitive boy's progress from childhood to the brink of manhood." Green cloth w/gold spine lettering, 245 pages. Tiny soil marks to edges, sticker remains/shadow to top right corner of front end paper, scrape to same, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, light chipping to corners/spine ends, impressions. View more info

The Last Picture Show

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014862


A misbound copy of, apparently, considerable scarcity. Pages 1 through 218 are fine, but are followed by a repetition of pages 187 through 218, with the story resuming at page 251, and pages 219 through 250 missing entirely. Obviously a copy for the McMurtry completist (or a Harry Stephen Keeler fan). Basis for the film of the same name (with screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winner McMurtry), which starred, among others, Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben... View more info

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MR CHRISTIAN!, The Journal of Fletcher Christian, Former Lieutenant of His Majesty's Armed Vessel 'Bounty'

By: Miller, Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, Macmillan: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016527


Miller's first novel, being a fictional biography of the main force behind the mutiny against William Bligh, captain of the Bounty. Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 324 pages, two maps, dust jacket illustration by Ron Bowan. Dust jacket w/light edgewear, an approximately 1"-square piece from top edge of rear panel, subsequent diagonal crease from bottom of open space to top edge of panel. View more info

Two People

By: Milne A.A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1931

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 009886


the author's first serious attempt at the novel form; tanned/moderately soiled edges, pencil lines drawn in gutters, scuffing to cloth, splash soil to rear end paper; dj has pieces missing from spine ends, top right corner of front panel, chipping to corners, tears along spine edges, tears to top edge of front panel, slightly sunned spine, rubbing, impressions, creasing along edges, splash soil to rear flap; View more info

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The Market Square

By: Miss Read

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1967

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 016360


The story of two friends in the country town of Caxley, which is close to Fairacre, which will tell readers of Miss Read everything they need to know. Black cloth w/silver and blue spine lettering, 224 pages. View more info

In the Shadow of the Paradise Tree

By: Moorsom, Sasha

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul / RKP: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014299


Moorsom's second novel. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 247 pages, wraparound dust jacket illustration by Mike Davidson. View more info

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Love on the Ice

By: Morgan, Deck

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, John H. Hopkins & Son, Inc.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017103


A popular skater catches the eye of the manager of a glamorous concert singer who becomes jealous of the skater's continuing popularity and her manager's increasing devotion, and "determines to break up this affection." (No mention is made of tire irons to kneecaps, but we know she's thinking about it.) Grey cloth w/red lettering/Hopkins colophon to front cover, red lettering to spine, red top edge, 256 pages, dust jacket illustration by C.L. Wrenn. Some spine... View more info

The Valley Beyond

By: Mowery, William Byron

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Sun Dial Press: 1940

Edition: 1st Sun Dial Press edition

Seller ID: 012243


Originally published in 1938 by Doubleday, Doran. After serving four years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a man tries, with the aid of a sympathetic Mountie, to start new life in the north woods, but before long he is once again in trouble. Blue cloth, 290 pages. Moderate general wear (no previous owner's name, notations or inscriptions), in dust jacket w/a bit of chipping to corners/spine ends, rubbing, impressions/thin scratches. An okay copy of a book usuall... View more info

The Self Lovers

By: Nicole, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00061


Nicole writes espionage novels under the name of Andrew York. Set in the West Indies (as usual for a Nicole book), a modern paradise is enjoying a booming tourist trade until a scandal is followed by tragedy, and then by revolution. Strong spine slant, dusty edges, impression of 1.00 in pencil on front end paper (subsequently erased). Rubbed dj w/some edgewear, flaking, light spine end/corner wear. View more info

The Amyot Crime

By: Nicole, Christopher

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00099


Nicole's seventh book (six novels, one non-fiction title), and the third volume in his saga of Bahamian history (following 'Amyot's Cay' and 'Blood Amyot'), recalling the Jazz Age and the relationship between white man and black in the West Indies. Dust jack design by Eileen Walton. Brownish soil mark to fore-edge, light edgewear, dusty edges. Price-clipped dj w/ edgewear, chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, rubbing, smudged rear panel. View more info

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The Best of Kathleen Norris (includes 'Mothers' and 'The American Flaggs')

By: Norris, Kathleen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, Hanover House: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016716


Contains two novels ('Mothers' and 'The American Flaggs'), eight short stories ("The Kelly Kid," "Keeping Ellen Out Of It," "Prisoner's Base," "The Heart of a Mouse," "The Mother of Angela Hogan," "The Longest Way Round," "The Hand of God," and "Peter Stops Walking"), a previously unpublished play ("The Inimitable"), and three essays ("My California," "My San Francisco," and "Beau... View more info

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Wild Honey Time

By: O'Donoghue, M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016196


O'Donoghue's first novel. "Set in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands between the wars," this "is the story of the Sinclair family, a clutch of children growing up, haphazardly loved, understood, fed and bullied by a collection of adults with the sort of priorities that make their childhood a mixture of heaven and hell." Black cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 191 pages. Faded top edge, tiny soil mark to top of fore-edge, faint sticker shadow to top ri... View more info

After You'd Gone (signed)

By: O'Farrell, Maggie

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Review/Headline Book Publishing/Hodder Headline: 2000

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 014443


O'Farrell's first novel. When a woman ends up in a coma after an accident which may or may not have been a suicide attempt, long-suppressed tensions and secrets are revealed by family members who talk and argue at her bedside. This copy bears O'Farrell's signature on title page. Black cloth w/silver foil spine lettering, 372 pages. Bumped corners, crinkle/deep impression to bottom left corner of front cover, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/light chipping to corners/... View more info

A Spy For Love

By: Orwig, Sara

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, Walker Publishing Company: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008973


a Regency romance; author's first hardcover novel after a number of paperback originals; when her father refuses to pay ransom, a woman kidnapped by a gentleman highwayman is forced to accompany him to France where he poses as a French nobleman while being, in actuality, a spy for England; dj illustration by Robert Barto; copper boards, 180 pgs.; small bump to top edge of front cover, mildly bumped spine ends; dj w/mild edgewear, tiny sticker pull to top left portion of ... View more info

WHERE THE JACKALS HOWL and other stories

By: Oz, Amos

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1981

Edition: 1st Chatto & Windus edition

Seller ID: fic.00074


Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange and Philip Simpson. Eight stories. A couple of small stains to page 134, crinkled top spine end, general wear. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions. View more info

The Night Operator

By: Packard, Frank L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp, Clark Company:

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 014410


No date. Originally published in 1919 by George H. Doran. A story of railroading, "of rushing mountain rivers and dangerous curves, of brave men responsible for the safety of others, who meet their obligation with high hearts and abounding courage." Red cloth w/black lettering/train illustration, 320 pages. View more info

My Son

By: Parker, Bill (pseudonym of Herbert H. Parker)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ilfracombe & Devon, Arthur H. Stockwell:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015025


No date (1963). A scarce novel set on a farm in Rhodesia and promoting racial tolerance and understanding in South Africa. Brick cloth w/black spine lettering, 175 pages, illustrated w/photographs, author frontispiece. Light edgewear, slight cover warp, light wear to corners/spine ends, offsetting to end papers, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light spotting to upper portion of front panel, some chipping, short edge tears, light soil/smudging to rear panel. View more info

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Good Morning, Miss Dove

By: Patton, Frances Gray

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017492


The story of a small-town schoolmarm who is "a part of the life of every man, woman and child" with whom she has crossed paths. Basis for the movie of the same name, which starred Jennifer Jones as Miss Dove. Pale green boards w/blue cloth backstrip, 218 pages. Light wear/bumps to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/address to front end paper, in price-clipped dust jacket w/mild rubbing, impressions/scratches, short edge tears, moderate edgewear. View more info

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Antioch Actress

By: Perkins, J.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, Sun Dial Press: 1947

Edition: 1st Sun Dial Press edition

Seller ID: 016821


An uncommon edition of a historical novel set in 2nd-century Syria, pitting the church against the theatre. Caramel boards w/brown lettering to front cover/spine, 279 pages. Mild slant, light wear to corners/spine ends, tips of first fifty or so pages torn (the worst about 1/4", so no text is affected), light tanning, in dust jacket w/mild edgewear, small scrape to right edge of rear panel, moderate general wear. View more info

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The End of the Summer

By: Pilcher, Rosamunde

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017656


An early Pilcher title (after she stopped writing as Jane Fraser, the pseudonym she used for her Mills & Boon books). Blue cloth w/silver spine lettering, 159 pages, dust jacket illustration by Biro. Light edgewear, sticker shadow to top right corner of front end paper, tanned pages, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear, 1/8" tear to top edge of front panel, mild wear to corners/spine ends. Uncommon. View more info

The Magicians

By: Priestley, J.B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009170


hedging its bets, the publisher informs us that "This may be regarded as a tale, strange, humorous, dramatic, or as a sharply satirical fable of contemporary life."; slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned edges, light foxing to top edge, general wear; dj w/small pieces torn from edges, chipping to corners/spine ends, smudged rear panel, general wear and tear; View more info

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Nectar (signed)

By: Prior, Lily

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ecco/HarperCollinsPublishers/Harper Collins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015973


Prior's second novel, this one about an albino woman whose intoxicating scent "effortlessly bewitches all men, who are driven into an erotic frenzy each time they inhale her aroma." When she later has a daughter, the scent is transferred to the child, whereupon the woman finds herself returning humbly to her origins, where she is to be on the receiving end of a little revenge. This copy signed on title page. Cream and spruce boards w/pink foil spine lettering,... View more info

Shirley's Guild

By: Pryce-Jones, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013794


"In the village of Bishop's Eywas on the otherwise quiet Welsh Marches, Shirley, a little girl with red hair and freckles, inspires a chain of events not to be explained by reason and scientific enquiry." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 150 pages. Rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, thin scratches. View more info

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Shirley's Guild

By: Pryce-Jones, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016292


A little girl who lives in a Welsh town "inspires a chain of events not to be explained by reason and scientific enquiry. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 150 pages, dust jacket by Gerry Downes. Bumped corners, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sticker remains to top right corner of front panel, light edgewear, rubbing, scratches. View more info

Glory O' The Dawn

By: Pulsifer, Harold T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston & New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011823


In a once-flourishing Maine port a "stone-mason, ship-builder, and maker of models" devotes years of his life to creating a miniature version of a ship which is a symbol of past glory. Blue cloth w/silver illustration to front cover, silver spine lettering, 71 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, gift inscription on front pastedown, light general wear, in dust jacket w/sunned spine/panels, small triangular piece from bottom right corner of front panel, chi... View more info

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The Imperfectionists

By: Rachman, Tom

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 2010

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 017531


First printing w/complete number line. Rachman's well-received first novel, telling the story of "the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English-language newspaper as they struggle to keep it -- and themselves -- afloat." The first printing for this one was fairly small, so firsts in collectible shape are becoming somewhat uncommon. Brown and black boards w/gilt spine lettering, 272 pages + brief author biog... View more info

Homecoming

By: Radojcic-Kane, Natasha

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York & London, Four Walls Eight Windows: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014892


1st printing w/complete number sequence. When a young Muslim returns to his home village after the Bosnian War he discovers that a once-vibrant community where Christians and Muslims were close friends has become a "community torn apart by the politics of vengeance, brutality, and ethnic bias." Grey boards, 199 pages. An unread copy. View more info

When the Mountain Fell

By: Ramuz, C.-F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1947

Edition: 1st Pantheon edition

Seller ID: 006031


Canadian printing. "The epic struggle of man against Nature. A mighty mountain tries to engulf a tiny human being under a mass of one hundred and fifty million cubic feet of stone." Dust jacket by McKnight Kauffer. Dusty edges, light edgewear. Dust jacket w/moderate chipping to corners/spine ends, small chip from top edge of front panel, small puncture above gutter at left edge of front panel, 1/ 4" tear to top edge of front panel. View more info

Ultima Thule, Australia Felix, and The Way Home

By: Richardson, Henry Handel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Co.:

Seller ID: 005791


'Ultima Thule' is the 1st US edition, published in 1929, and the other two are reissues, published in 1930. The Richard and Mary Mahoney trilogy by the author of 'Maurice Guest.' All three volumes w/tanned/heavily foxed edges, some edgewear, light soil, mustiness, moderate general wear, in dust jackets w/edgewear/chipping, tears/abrasions, some spine sunning, moderate general wear. View more info

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The Romantics

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011548


adventure and romance "for and about people inspired by emotion, passion, and romance."; the book is a Farrar & Rinehart edition, but the dust jacket is a Grosset & Dunlap issue, so one of two things is presumed: a) that when they issued this title in their line Grosset & Dunlap simply printed their own dust jackets to fit the Farrar & Rinehart-published book, or b) that a previous owner married a G&D jacket to the F&R book; my guess is a); nonetheless, not alway... View more info

Long Live The King

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Toronto, Thomas Allen/Houghton Mifflin: 1917

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: mys.00308


Historical fiction. Although it has lost a little of its lustre, gilt front cover illustration is still clear and attractive. Moderate spine end/corner wear, scuffing and light spotting to cloth, dusty/lightly soiled edges. View more info

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Victoria at Nine

By: Robertson, Don

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016746


First printing w/complete number sequence. A nine-year-old girl with a rich fantasy life is put in a position where she must "trade the reality of her imagination for that of her parents," and having done so, realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. Two remainder stamps (the letters MD) to top and bottom edges, light edgewear, light tanning, in moderately rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, sunned (legible) spine, moderate edgewear. View more info

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Up the Sandbox!

By: Roiphe, Anne Richardson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1972

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 016104


A novel "which touches directly on a dilemma of today's woman -- the struggle between the biological role that society has cast her in and the untapped energy of her private soul that questions and rebels against the traditional values of that role." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 155 pages, dust jacket illustration by Mike Dempsey. Lightly toned edges, in lightly rubbed dust jacket w/a few impressions, tiny specks of sticker remains to top right corner of... View more info

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Wishes at the Bottom of the Well

By: Roka, Alex

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, Book Elan: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010252


Roka's quite scarce first novel. A psychiatric social worker suffering bouts of anxiety, and whose mother faces advancing senility, fears that he may be becoming the cliche of the analyst more in need of help than his patients. Lightly dusted top edge, in dust jacket w/sunned spine and folds, light edgewear. View more info

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The Last Armenian

By: Rolt, Francis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015667


Author's first novel. Navy cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 193 pages, dust jacket illustration by Ashley Potter. Small check mark to bottom edge, tanning, one thick crease to turned page corner, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions. View more info

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Love At Seventy

By: Ross, Albert

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, G.W. Dillingham Co.:

Seller ID: 009746


[1894]; a title from the author's series of Albatross Novels, this one taking place in the United States after several previous books featured settings in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Mexico; olive cloth w/mustard lettering/black design/rule, 311 pgs. + 4 pgs. of listings for other Dillingham titles; some slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, duty/lightly soiled edges, mild tanning; View more info

Far Wandering Men

By: Russell, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: his.00016


Previous owner's name and address on front pastedown, previous owner's name and number on first end paper, top half of first end paper detached, shaken signatures, rear hinge cracked, edgewear, spine end/corner wear, bumped corners, warped boards, light soil. View more info

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Venetian Masque

By: Sabatini, Rafael

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Limited / M&S: 1934

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 016427


Historical adventure in the time of Bonaparte, "a time when a man with a supple wrist and a stout heart could write his own page of history." Black cloth w/orange lettering to front cover/spine, 323 pages, dust jacket painting by N.C. Wyeth. Light edgewear, lightly soiled edges, light tanning, general reading wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/chipping, short edge tears, small triangular piece from bottom edge of front panel (does not affect illustration or letter... View more info

Passion Play

By: Sansom, Clive

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: 1952

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: fic.00049


Sansom's first novel, following three anthologies, a verse play, and a book of poetry. The most important topic of conversation in a small village in the Bavarian Alps concerns the production of the annual Passion Play, with the actors customarily inhabitants of the village--but when a Judas is needed, the village has to import a professional actor from Munich. Previous owner's name on front pastedown and first end paper, bumped/lightly worn corners, scraping to top sp... View more info

Lucinda Marries the Doctor

By: Seifert, Elizabeth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010585


bitterly disillusioned with his life and his marriage of several years, a doctor turns to a patient and friend "whose sympathy drew him close and then closer, until that situation, too, became unbearable."; dj illustration by Morton Kunstler; aqua cloth, 245 pgs.; some slant, edgewear, tanned edges, two floral Christmas stickers/three numerals/previous owner's name/address to front free end paper, general wear, in price-clipped and edgeworn dj w/chipping to corne... View more info

Orchard Hill

By: Seifert, Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap/G&D:

Edition: 1st Grosset & Dunlap edition

Seller ID: 012085


No date (originally published in hardcover in 1945 by Dodd, Mead). After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, a young woman learns that she has also married her husband's family, one of whom is a brother-in-law who makes her wonder if she made the right decision. The G&D edition can be quite elusive in a dust jacket. Blue cloth w/red lettering to front cover/spine, 210 pages. Bumped corners/spine ends, general wear, in dust jacket w/a bit of chipping to corners/spine ends... View more info

On the Field of Glory

By: Sienkiewicz, Henryk

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Hippocrene Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Hippocrene edition

Seller ID: 009707


Historical fiction. The first of a planned trilogy of Poland in the seventeenth century, a time "in which King John Sobieski III of Poland came to the rescue of Vienna and defeated the Turkish armies besieging it." Sienkiewicz died in 1916, before he could write the second and third volumes of the trilogy. Translated from the Polish by Miroslaw Lipinski. Brown boards, 257 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, short remainder line across bottom edge, in rubbed dus... View more info

GUZMAN, GO HOME and other stories

By: Sillitoe, Alan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014658


A collection of seven stories from the author of 'The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.' Brown cloth w/silver spine lettering, 169 pages, dust jacket by Grant Grimbly. Mild slant, foxed edges, bump to top edge of front cover, in price-clipped dust jacket w/light edgewear, rubbing, 1/4" vertical puncture to left edge of front cover (above gutter, but due to dust jacket design, virtually invisible). View more info

The Acacia

By: Simon, Claude

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1991

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 010357


a novel taking as its framework the two World Wars, opening in 1919 with a boy and his mother searching a French battlefield for the soldier father's grave, and continuing into World War Two where the now-adult boy fights on the same battlefield where his father had died; dj by Lars Hokanson; translated from the French by Richard Howard; View more info

Canaan

By: Smith, Charlie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hamish-Hamilton: 1985

Edition: 1st UK edition

Seller ID: 011935


Originally published in the U.S. a year earlier. The story of a South Georgia family: the father who leads a multi-million-dollar empire that is beginning to crumble, the mother a wayward woman more than overly fond of sex, and the son who, as he reaches manhood, must deal with the repercussions of both. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 416 pages, dust jacket illustration by Jenny Tylden-Wright. Spine slant, toned pages, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket... View more info

Polly and the Milk Route

By: Smith, Harriet Lummis

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Elgin, David C. Cook: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: fic.00297


When her father is injured, intrepid Polly takes over his milk route, and has the sort of experiences a brave young thing living in 1913 would have. 62 pages, illustrated. Tipped-on colour illustration to brown cloth cover. Moderate wear to conrers/spine ends, tiny soil mark to left edge of front cover. View more info

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The God of the Bees

By: Smith, Mrs. Chetwood

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, W.A. Butterfield: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011355


a romance set in Maine, taking its title from Maurice Maeterlinck ("The God of the Bees is the Future"); among other pieces, the author [b.1872 -- d.1950] also wrote, "Cranberry Cove Stories" (1915), and "An Egyptian Lotus" (which appeared in a 1924 issue of Weird Tales); frontispiece by Mary Hamilton Frye, well-known illustrator of such works as, "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils," by Selma Lagerlof, and the Hamilton Wright Mabie-edited &... View more info

First Hands

By: Steinberg, A.N.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, Review:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007612


Abandoned by her mother at the age of nine, a young woman must go to Manhattan twenty years later to sort through the now dead woman's shocking affairs. Dust jacket w/just a hint of general wear. View more info

The House of the Deer

By: Stevenson, D.E.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New York & Chicago & San Francisco, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1971

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 014866


A romantic novel "laid in the enchanting background of a deer-forest in the Highlands of Scotland." Blue cloth, 208 pages, dust jacket by Ben Stahl. Spine slant, two tape stains to front cover, two more to back cover, two to each of front and rear end paper, glue stain to rear pastedown, previous owner's name on front end paper, in about dust jacket w/moderate general wear. View more info

The Keeper Of The Bees

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & Glasgow, Hutchinson & Co.:

Seller ID: fic.00057


No date. Decorations by Lee Thayer. Floral-patterned blue cloth, 312 pages, illustrated end papers, (illustrations on front and rear pastedowns, first and last end papers, card page, half-title, reverse of frontispiece, title page, reverse of same, dedication page, Contents pages, reverse of second Contents page, List of Illustrations page, reverse of same, another half-title, reverse of same). Bumped corners, small abrasion to middle of fore-edge of back cover, moder... View more info

Henry's Archbishop

By: Street, M.K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014097


Historical fiction based on the life and times of Thomas Cranmer, beginning with his second marriage, and showing "how Henry VIII forced this shy, retiring man to accept the Archbishopric of Canterbury." Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 191 pages, dust jacket illustration by Biro. Some spine slant, bumped corners/spine ends, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/lightly tanned spine, light edgewear, uneven 3/4" tear to top right spine edge, ... View more info

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The Stirring Clans

By: Streete, Lemuel Alex

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Galleon Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017077


The story of a feud between families living in the Cumberland Mountains. Black buckram w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 182 pages. Bumped/moderately worn corners/spine ends, dusty/tanned/lightly soiled edges, some soil marks to pages 14, 15, 126, 127. A scarce title. View more info

Tales

By: Strindberg, August

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus/Phoenix Library:

Seller ID: 014572


Thirteen stories by a writer considered by translator L.J. Potts to be "perhaps the gratest European writer of the later nineteenth century." Contains a brief pronunciation guide. Caramel boards w/phoenix in blind to front cover, gilt spine lettering/decoration, 177 pages + 8 pages of listings for other Phoenix Library titles. Edgewear, lightly worn corners/spine ends, lightly soiled edges, previous owner's name (in pencil) to front free end paper, light internal... View more info

The Wandering Jew

By: Sue, Eugene

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Worthington Co.:

Seller ID: 009308


nd (ca. 1890s); a 2-volumes-in-1edition of Sue's classic work, printed without the illustrations (although the spine incorrectly indicates that this is an illustrated edition); dark green cloth illustrated/decorated/ruled in black, 426 + 461 pgs.; bumped/worn corners/spine ends, scuffed/scratched/lightly soiled cloth, heavy tanning, general wear; View more info

In Perilous Seas

By: Suthren, Victor

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto & Don Mills, Collins Publishers: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007043


The third Paul Gallant historical naval adventure, following 'The Black Cockade' and 'A King's Ransom.' In this one Gallant is charged with the responsibility of accompanying a convoy of ships to France, but soon finds himself in the midst of a double-cross. Wraparound dust jacket illustration by Chris Mayger. Navy cloth. Splash-soil to front cover, moderate spine end/corner wear. Dust jacket w/faintly sunned spine, light edgewear, impressions/scratches, rubbing. View more info

A King's Ransom

By: Suthren, Victor

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Don Mills, Collins Publishing: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010726


the second Paul Gallant historical naval adventure, following 'The Black Cockade'; dj by Chris Mayger; small circled C on title page, bumped spine ends, bump to bottom edge of front and back cover; rubbed dj w/edgewear, light chipping to spine ends/corners, 1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel; View more info

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The Power and the Prize

By: Swiggett, Howard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016215


A businessman in London "to effect a business deal with huge, international implications" meets a young Viennese widow to whom he is immediately attracted. This is the basis for the corporate drama movie of the same name, which starred Robert Taylor, Elisabeth Müller, Burl Ives, Charles Coburn, and Cedric Hardwicke. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering/rule to front cover/spine, 326 pages + brief three-page biography of Swiggett. Some edgewear, mild wear to cor... View more info

The Hurt Runner

By: Symonds, John

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London, John Baker Publishers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013570


An illegitimate dwarf who lives with his mother and manic-depressive grandmother experiments with LSD, photographs the nurse who comes to care for his grandmother, is intensely interested in his mother's many affairs, and establishes a friendship with his father's young wife before "a tragedy which wrecks this curious household." Black cloth w/gilt lettering, 267 pages. Dropstain to top edge, moderate general wear, in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/some chippi... View more info

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The Alchemy of Desire (signed)

By: Tejpal, Tarun J.

Price: $38.50

Publisher: London, Picador/Pan Macmillan: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 016529


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Tejpal's first novel. Tells the story of a penniless young couple very much in love who move into a sprawling old house on the lower Himalayas, where, after finding a set of diaries written by a glamorous American adventuress, the novel's narrator "finds himself irresistibly drawn away from his wife and thrust into another world and time, into the hole of history." This copy signed and dated by Tejpal, on title page. B... View more info

THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP on His Way Through the World, Showing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By, to Which is now Prefixed A SHODDY GENTEEL STORY, b/w CATHERINE: A Story

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace, Illustrated by The Author, Frederick Walker, and R.B. Wallace

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Boston, Samuel E. Cassino:

Seller ID: 012353


No date. Brown cloth w/blind-stamped floral decoration to front cover/spine, gilt lettering/rule to spine, 922 pages, illustrated. Bumped/worn/lightly frayed corners/spine ends, some slant, light cover soil, soiled edges, front hinge beginning, rear end paper excised. An uncommon edition. View more info

Three Wogs

By: Theroux, Alexander

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Boston, Gambit Incorporated: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014665


The story of "three separate episodes in the lives of three extravagantly archetypical Londoners." Brick cloth w/red cloth backstrip, gilt spine lettering, 216 pages, second state dust jacket. Bumped/moderately worn corners/spine ends, some foxing to top edge, in price-clipped dust jacket w/some smudging to both panels, wear to corners/spine ends, small ink mark to middle of front panel, impressions. View more info

Distance

By: Thubron, Colin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009419


Although an astronomer who has lost his memory has begun to recognize some things in his cottage, he can find no memory of a woman who left him a loving note. Light soil to cloth, bumped corners, bumps to bottom cover edges/front cover fore-edge/back cover top edge. View more info

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The Master (signed)

By: Toibin, Colm

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart/M&S: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017109


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Beginning in 1895, the novel tells the story of "five significant years" in the life of writer Henry James. This copy signed by Toibin, on title page. Grey cloth w/black spine lettering, 338 pages. An unread copy. (A few words about my grading: Fine -- or As New -- is my highest grade, and it's down from there. "Mint" is a word referring to a delightful flavour or an imposing edifice where coins are produced... View more info

Those Weaker Glories

By: Tree, Michael

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S:

Seller ID: 007709


an Anglican priest finds himself involved in a relationship with a young French girl who has come to live in his parish; dj illustrati on by Whitear; strong spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty edges; price-clipped dj w/light chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, thin/faint tan stains to front panel, moderate general wear; View more info

The Loveday Scandals

By: Tremayne, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing/Hodder Headline: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013105


1st printing w/complete number sequence. The fourth title in the historical fiction series concerning the Loveday family. Purple cloth w/silver soil spine lettering, 342 pages. A hint of general wear, in dust jacket w/a suggestion of edgewear View more info

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Chalmerstone

By: Treves, Kathleen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Mills & Boon: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016778


The uncommon first edition of Treves's story about a secretary-receiptionist who gets a little too involved when her employer chooses a glamorous actress as a wife in order to satisfy the terms of a will that will see him inherit a house and some cash. Red cloth w/black spine lettering, 192 pages. Gently bumped spine ends, light edgewear, tiny soil mark to front cover tanning, in edgeworn dust jacket w/light soil, short edge tears, chipping to corners/spine ends, impre... View more info

BEYOND THE PALE, and Other Stories

By: Trevor, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005348


A collection of twelve stories from an acclaimed Irish writer. Moderate general wear. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, impressions, sticker shadow to front flap, moderate edgewear. View more info

I AM General Eaton! (signed)

By: Turner, Philip

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Acadia Publishing Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012485


Historical fiction based on the life and times of William Eaton, the Barbary General. Turner has signed this copy on title page. 246 pages (including bibliography), illustrated, cover by Lisa Turner. Moderate general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. View more info

CAPTAIN FANTOM, being an account of sundry adventures in the life of Carlo Fantom soldier of misfortune, hard-man and ravisher

By: Underhill, Charles (pseudonym of Reginald Hill)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson of London: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015109


Historical fiction set in the first half of the seventeenth century, and telling the story of a Croatian mercenary who fought for money and women. Brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 224 pages, wraparound dust jacket illustration by Chris Collingwood. Moderate general wear, previous owner's sticker to bottom of front pastedown, previous owner's name to bottom of front free end paper, price-clipped dust jacket w/some rubbing, impressions/thin scratches, 1&1/2" tear ... View more info

Madame Dorthea

By: Undset, Sigrid

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1940

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 011831


Originally published in Oslo by H. Aschehour & Co., and here translated from the Norwegian by Arthur G. Chater. Historical fiction set in eighteenth-century Norway, from the 1928 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 351 pages, dust jacket illustration by Salter. A bit of slant, tanned/dust-soiled edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, offsetting to end paper, in dust jacket w/sunned spine, edgewear, moderate chippin... View more info

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The Urchin

By: Unnerstad, Edith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: 1st Michael Joseph edition

Seller ID: 016471


Originally published in Swedish, and here translated from that language by Lilian Seaton. A story of the Larsson family, featured in earlier books by Unnerstad. Green cloth w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt spine lettering, 168 pages, dust jacket illustration by Margaret Eastoe. Mild slant, light edgewear, some foxing to edges/front pastedown/front end paper/half-title, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/some foxing, 1.5" tear to top spine. View more info

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The Axe

By: Vaculik, Ludvik

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1973

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 015657


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Czechoslovakian writer's story of "a successful Prague journalist who returns for a visit to his native village in rural Moravia. While there, he encounters the memory of his father, now dead, who had been a lifelong worker for the Communist state." Originally published in 1966 in Czechoslovakia under the title 'Das Beil', and here translated from the Czech by Marian Sling. Grey cloth, red cloth backstrip w/black spine... View more info

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On the Track

By: Verne, Jules

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, Bowden, and Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 017016


An apparently uncommon edition of the second part of the English translation of Verne's 'Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant' ('The Children of Captain Grant'). Illustrated cloth, gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 179 pages + 11-page list of select novels, 1-page advertisement for Keating's Powder, and 32-page list of standard reference volumes/illustated gift books (the latter illustrated). Bumped/moderately worn corners/spine ends, cover soil, gift inscription to previ... View more info

The Small Dark Man

By: Walsh, Maurice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1929

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 012566


Green covers w/gilt lettering, 314 pages. Strong spine slant, moderate wear to corners/spine ends, faint spotting to spine, tanned/foxed edges, general wear. View more info

The Cross and the Sword

By: Walton, Evangeline

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 009887


historical fantasy set in the 10th century, featuring conflict between the Norsemen and the English as the bloody conversion to Christianity is undertaken; dj illustration by Barye Phillips; red-stamped on black cloth; bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, tanned/lightly dusted edges, faint soil mark to bottom edge; dj w/edgewear, short tears/light chipping to spine ends, 1/2" triangular chip from top right corner of rear panel, chipping to corners, moderately sunn... View more info

The Cross and the Sword

By: Walton, Evangeline

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1956

Edition: 1st Canadian edition

Seller ID: 012471


Historical fantasy set in the 10th century, chronicling conflict between Norsemen and English as the bloody conversion to Christianity is undertaken. Black cloth w/red cross illustration to front cover, red spine lettering, dust jacket illustration by Barye Phillips. Bumped spine ends/bottom corners, previous owner's name to front pastedown, in dust jacket w/several edge tears, chipping to spine ends/corners, impressions/scratches, general wear. View more info

Lilley & Chase (signed)

By: Waterstone, Tim

Price: $19.50

Publisher: London, Headline: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 007255


The founder of the UK bookshop chain, Waterstone's, here offers a tale composed of roughly equal parts adultery, homosexuality, advertising, church intrigue, and publishing. Dust jacket illustration by Nicholas Hely Hutchinson. This copy signed by Waterstone on title page. Lightly scuffed/lightly edgeworn dust jacket. An unread copy. View more info

MEANWHILE (The Picture of a Lady)

By: Wells, H.G.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1927

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 005793


"A Story of Mental and Physical Romance." Gently bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, tanned/foxed edges, previous owner's name/address to front free end paper, some mustiness. Price-clipped dust jacket w/rubbing, chipping to corners/spine ends, edgewear, impressions, short edge tears, smudged rear panel, general wear. View more info

The Captives

By: Wells, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hillman Books 186: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009514


paperback original; two lovers who meet in Mexico are doomed by their past; View more info

Six Sundays in January

By: Wesker, Arnold

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006284


A collection of prose, drama, and radio pieces. A bit of slant, lightly dusted edges, in dust jacket w/moderate corner/spine end wear. View more info

The Gods Arrive

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005471


When a high-bred woman certain of her social standing falls in love with a fascinating but unstable writer (aren't they all?), her cold and vain husband -- himself unfaithful to her -- refuses to grant a divorce, forcing the couple to flee to Europe. Gold-stamped on blue cloth. Tanned/dusty/soiled top edge, other edges tanned, moderate wear/fraying to corners/spine ends, scuffed/dampspotted cloth, check mark in ink on front free end paper. Dust jacket w/long tear to b... View more info

The Fruit of the Tree

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Scribner's/Scribner: 1907

Edition: 1st Scribner's edition

Seller ID: fic.00327


Gold-stamped on red cloth. Faded spine, hinges lightly split, dusty edges, faded cloth, bumped corners, tear to top of front pastedown. Lacking dust jacket. View more info

Geraldine Bradshaw

By: Willingham, Calder

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Vanguard Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015409


Willingham's second novel. "It was a good war for the civilian commandos who remained at home to take the easy money and pursue the servicemen's wives and sweethearts." A "picture of character disintegration on the civilian front during wartime." Black cloth w/bronze initials to front cover, bronze spine lettering, 415 pages. Bumped corners, offsetting to end papers, dusty edges, in price-clipped dust jacket w/smudging, short edge tears. View more info

Spawn of the North

By: Willoughby, Barrett

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books:

Seller ID: 008599


originally published in 1932; on the eve of her wedding a fiery young woman leaves California to return to Alaska where she becomes involved with her father's salmon business; dj illustration by George Giguere; moderate wear to corners/spine ends, moderate fading/dampstaining to spine, small soil to top right corner of front free end paper; rubbed dj w/impressions/scratches, edge tears, chipping, sticker pull to top portion of front flap; View more info

The Glass Mountain

By: Wolf, Leonard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Woodstock, The Overlook Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006046


A story of lust and obsession featuring two sets of brothers, one from each pair beautiful and graceful, the other physically cursed. Tiny black mark to bottom edge of front cover. Lightly rubbed dust jacket. An unread copy. View more info

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Those Who Favor Fire (signed)

By: Wolk, Lauren

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Wolk on half-title

Seller ID: 015786


Wolk's first novel. First printing. Beneath a small mining community an uncontrollable mine fire burns continuously, and two people recently fallen in love must decide whether to leave the town that is so much a part of their lives. Green boards w/black cloth backstrip, red foil spine lettering, 374 pages. Mild slant, faint soil to top edge, bumped spine ends, light general wear, in lightly scuffed dust jacket w/bumped spine ends. Uncommon signed. View more info

Education Before Verdun

By: Zweig, Arnold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press,: 1936

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 009736


originally published in German; this edition translated by Eric Sutton; a novel from the author's Grischa series, set during "the tense events of the long months on the Verdun front in 1916."; dj by Wenck, end papers by E. Herlin; some scuffing to cloth, mild spine end wear, tanning; moderately edgeworn dj w/moderate chipping to corners/spine ends, 1&1/4" tear to top edge of rear panel, several other shorter tears, impressions, scratches, general wear; View more info