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The Collected Poetry of Dorothy Parker

By: Parker, Dorothy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1931

Seller ID: CS00007

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, 352 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, Kent endpapers, 210 pages; gray cloth boards are clean and square, light wear at spine ends, previous owner's bookplate pasted to front endpaper, slight foxing to pages, price clipped dust jacket, small chips to head and tail of spine, minor edge wear, especially along creases, now in protective mylar cover. View more info

Studies in Murder

By: Pearson, Edmund

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1938

Seller ID: 001180

Condition: Very Good


Reprint circa 1940s, 12 mo, 346 pages plus publisher's list in rear; Toledano binding style 8, red cloth with blue title blocks, 303 titles inside dust jacket, dust jacket illustration by Lynd Ward; worn dust jacket with old tape reinforcements to inside edges of spine ends, now in protective mylar cover. Includes The Lizzie Borden Murders, The Hauptmann Case, The Fantastic Malloy Insurance Ring and four other murder cases along with the essay, Do We Execute Innocent People? View more info

Studies in Murder

By: Pearson, Edmund

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001240

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition stated; flexible rust colored cloth boards, 12 mo, 346 pages plus publisher's list in rear; Toledano binding style 7, 257 titles inside dust jacket, dust jacket illustration by Lynd Ward; spine titles dulled, old bookstore label in front endpaper; worn dust jacket cracking along joints and chipping at extremities, now in protective mylar cover. Includes The Lizzie Borden Murders, The Hauptmann Case, The Fantastic Malloy Insurance Ring and four other murder cases along with the essay, Do We Execute Innocent People? View more info

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Art of Whistler

By: Pennell, Elizabeth Robins; Pennell, Joseph

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00033

Condition: Good


201 pages; blue flexible leatherette with gilt title and publisher's device, light shelf wear, especially at corners, spine rubbed and spine tail lightly fraying, small crack to tail of front internal hinge, pages toned from age, first Modern Library edition stated, Bernhard end papers, Toledano binding style 4 (1925-1929); featuring 32 reproductions of the artist's works in the "aquatone process. View more info

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The Best of S.J. Perelman

By: Perelman, S. J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1947

Seller ID: CS00004

Condition: Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, 388 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, Kent endpapers, 300 pages plus title list in rear; Gray cloth boards are clean and square, minor rubbing to ends of spine, internally clean with slight foxing to pages, price clipped dust jacket, small closed tear to bottom of rear wrapper, edgeworn on creases, now in protective mylar cover. View more info

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Flowering Judas and Other Stories

By: Porter, Katherine Anne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000752

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition stated. Boards show light wear at extremities. Dust jacket tanned along edges with sun darkened spine. Dust jacket now in mylar. 285 pages plus publisher's list in rear. 274 titles in dust jacket. Toledano spine 8. Originally published in 1930, Flowering Judas was Porter's first published collection of stories. It won her the Guggenheim Fellowship, which allowed her to travel and study abroad. She went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1966. View more info

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Morte D'urban

By: Powers, J.F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00286

Condition: Near Fine


First Modern Library Edition, Toledano binding style 11, 12mo, inverse of dust jacket blank, Kent endpapers, 336 pages plus publisher's list; teal cloth boards are clean and square; dust jacket is rubbed and lightly edge worn, now in a protective mylar cover. View more info

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101 Years' Entertainment, The Great Detective Stories 1841-1941

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1946

Seller ID: CS00767

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style G5, gray cloth, blank endpapers, 316 titles listed on interior of dust jacket, 995 pages; a hint of wear; price clipped dust jacket is now protected in mylar. Great detective stories from Edgar Allan Poe to Agatha Christie. View more info

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The Complete Works of Rabelais, The Five Books of Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: Rabelais; Le Clercq, Jacques

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1961

Seller ID: CS00764

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style G5, royal blue cloth, blank endpapers, list of titles on interior of dust jacket, 841 pages plus publisher's list; light underlining and notes in the margins; price clipped dust jacket is lightly edge worn and protected in mylar. 'From France come to readers of English in all its humor and realism, without impeding footnotes or annotations. The lusty and profound Gargantua and Pantagruel, in all five books, complete and unabridged, is here transmuted into our own language for out own time.'- from the dust jacket. View more info

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Ten Days That Shook the World

By: Reed, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1934

Seller ID: CS00433

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition, Toledano binding style 7, green cloth flexi boards, blank endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 236 titles, 371 pages; endpapers toned; dust jacket lightly toned, now in mylar cover. "The breathless story of the Russian Revolution, told by an eye witness, and officially approved by Lenin. View more info

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

By: Rousseau, Jean Jacques

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library:

Seller ID: CS00605

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, 322 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, Kent end papers, 683 pages; green cloth boards are clean and square; dust jacket is toned, publisher's sticker placed over price on inner fold reads, "As of April 15, 1947 the price of The Modern Library in U.S.A. is $1.25 a copy", now in mylar cover. 0 View more info

A Treasury of Damon Runyon

By: Runyon, Damon; Kinnaird, Clark

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1958

Seller ID: CS00792

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, red cloth, kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 385 titles, 428 pages plus publisher's list; dust jacket now protected in a mylar cover. View more info

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A Guide to Great Orchestral Music

By: Spaeth, Sigmund

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1943

Seller ID: CS00766

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style G5, green cloth, G5 endpapers, 347 titles listed on interior of dust jacket, 532 pages; a hint of wear; dust jacket is creased near head and tail of spine, now protected in mylar. View more info

Selected Poetry of Edmund Spenser

By: Spenser, Edmund; Nelson, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1964

Seller ID: CS00809

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library Edition, Toledano binding style G6, blue cloth, blank endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 612 pages plus index; previous owner's name written on front paste down; dust jacket has several closed tears along creases, dust jacket is now protected in mylar. A vintage first Modern Library Giant Edition of the poetry of English poet Edmund Spenser, who wrote the epic poem, 'The Faerie Queene'. View more info

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Lust for Life; A Novel Based on the Life of Vincent Van Gogh

By: Stone, Irving

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1962

Seller ID: CS00016

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 11, red cloth, Kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 489 pages plus publisher's title list; Boards and text block are clean and bright; clipped dust jacket with creasing and edge wear to head and tail of wrappers. View more info

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Eminent Victorians

By: Strachey, Lytton

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1918

Seller ID: 001198

Condition: Very Good


Flexible blue cloth covered boards, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, 342 pages plus publishers list in rear, 257 titles on rear of dust jacket, Rockwell Kent endpapers, Toledano binding 7, pictorial dust jacket; spine a little sun faded, old bookstore stamp in front endpaper; lightly toned dust jacket is edge worn with chipping at extremities, lightly sunned spine, short closed tear at top rear edge. Attractive early printing of Strachey's assault on the Victorian establishment. View more info

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Five Great Modern Irish Plays

By: Synge, J. M.; O'Casey, Sean; Gregory, Lady; Carroll, Paul Vincent

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1941

Seller ID: MH00023

Condition: Very Good


332 pages; grey cloth with green and gilt title blocks, light shelf wear, small gift inscription in half-title page, small small brown spot on front board at bottom edge, price clipped dust jacket with light shelf wear especially at extremities, lightly chipped spine ends, now in protective mylar sleeve, Kent end papers, reprint, 377 titles inside dust jacket, Toledano binding style 8 (1941-1963); with a forward by George Jean Nathan. View more info

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The Plays of Anton Tchekov

By: Tchekov, Anton; Chekov

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library:

Seller ID: CS00784

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 7, 265 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, kent endpapers, 300 pages plus publisher's list; blue balloon cloth boards are clean and square, gilt dulled; dust jacket is worn along top edge, now protected in mylar cover. Includes The Sea Gull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and others. 0 View more info

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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library:

Seller ID: MH00012

Condition: Good


784 pages, occasional black and white illustrated plates; red cloth with green title blocks, occasional underlining in pencil, previous owner inscription in front free end paper, one inch tear at top edge of dust jacket front, now in protective mylar sleeve, Kent end papers, 299 titles inside dust jacket, Toledano binding style 8 (1950-1963); includes black and white facsimile of wrapper to one of the original monthly numbers and of the title page to the 1848 first edition featuring illustrations by the author. View more info

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Complete Poems of Francis Thompson

By: Thompson, Francis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library:

Seller ID: MH00028

Condition: Good


358 pages; green cloth with black and gilt title blocks, light shelf wear, especially at corners, mild stain to spine tail and along bottom edge of front board, text block unaffected, price clipped dust jacket with chipping at extremities including a bit of loss at head/tail of spine, sun darkened spine with damp stain at tail and bottom spine corner of rear panel, now in protective mylar sleeve, Kent end papers, 379 titles inside dust jack, Toledano binding style 8 (1940-1960); arranged in accordance with the English poet and mystic's express instructions. 0 View more info