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Under Twenty-Five; Duke Narrative and Verse, 1945-1962

By: Blackburn, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1963

Seller ID: CS00465

Condition: Very Good


First edition, grey cloth, 8vo, 240 pages, inscribed by editor; a clean, well kept copy; dust jacket has a small stain on front cover near spine, now protected in mylar. Inscribed by editor William Blackburn (signed Bill), to artist and author Clare Leighton (which he spells 'Claire') on front free endpaper. Includes the Anne Tyler poems 'The Saints in Caesar's Household' and 'I Never Saw Morning', appearing here in 1963 a year before her first novel was published. An attractive copy that carries some special tidbits of literary history. View more info

Ivy Gripped the Steps & Other Stories

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi: 1946

Seller ID: CS00403

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine, 12mo, 233 pages; boards are sunned, most notable on tail of spine, pages toned, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down; dust jacket quite worn with chips and tears to extremities, toned, now protected in mylar cover. Twelve new stories by the author of "The Death of the Heart", and "The House in Paris". View more info

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Under Tops'ls and Tents

By: Brady, Cyrus Townsend

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00392

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth, 12mo, 272 pages plus advertisements, black and white photographs throughout, inscribed and dated 1901 by the author; boards are edge worn, gilt is bright, from the collection of Pulitzer nominated historian Gloria Grace Griffen, whose bookplate is adhered to front paste down with withdrawal stamp across front of plate, pages age toned. A handsome copy of this autobiographical work of naval fiction. View more info

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Villette

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 1974

Seller ID: CS00037

Condition: Very Good


Bright green cloth, 7.5x4.5 inches, 466 pages; worn dust jacket with minor chipping. View more info

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Scholar Gipsies

By: Buchan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head: 1896

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: CS00074

Condition: Good


Brown cloth with dark green ribbed spine and gilt title, 8 x 5.5 inches, 205 pages, five etchings by D.Y. Cameron; boards are edge worn, mottled in several places, wrinkling along edges, decorative gilt on spine is dulled, deckle edges. This collection of literary sketches was John Buchan's second book. View more info

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Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches

By: Bunner, H.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1906

Seller ID: CS00134

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches, 201 pages, black and white illustrations throughout; boards are clean and sharp with the slightest edge wear most visible in the corners, top edge gilt, text is clean and unmarked with the exception of book seller's stamp and previous owner's bookplate on front free end paper, binding is sound; no dust jacket. View more info

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Mrs. Hope's Husband

By: Burgess, Gelett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Century Co.: 1917

Seller ID: MH00176

Condition: Very Good


161 pages, black and white illustrated plates throughout; red cloth boards with gilt titling, previous owner address stamp (A. C. Guanzinoli) in front free end paper, a bit of foxing in end papers and at page edges, dust jacket is lightly toned from age with small, quarter inch chips out of head and tail of spine, now in protective mylar sleeve. By the author of the popular "Goops" books, and an important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s. View more info

Are You A Bromide? Or, The Sulphitic Theory

By: Burgess, Gelett

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, B.W. Huebsch: 1906

Seller ID: CS00775

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth with paste down paper title decorated in red and green, 12mo, 63 pages, each page framed with a decorative red border; faint adhesive mark on front cover, previous owner's bookplate adhered to front paste down. A charming little book, "expounded and exemplified according to the most recent researches into the psychology of boredom, including many well-known Bromidioms now in use". View more info

Have You an Educated Heart?

By: Burgess, Gelett

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York City, Boni & Liveright: 1925

Seller ID: CS00776

Condition: Very Good


Third printing, decorative paper backed in orange cloth with a paper paste down title, 12mo, 57 pages; very faint damp stain on front and rear fore edge of cover boards, also visible on endpapers, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down. A nifty little book. Bookseller's stamp is from The Seven Arts in Carmel, where Burgess lived and passed in 1951. View more info

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Pups and Pies

By: Butler, Ellis Parker

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Seller ID: 000266

Condition: Very Good Plus


Orange cloth boards with stamped black titles. Boards are clean and square with light wear at extremities. Spine ends shelf worn. Prev. owner's name written on half-title page. Else pages are clean and crisp. Binding straight and tight. Dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with several small edge tears and chipping at extremities. Closed triangular crinkled tear at center of spine, taped from inside. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. 312 pages. 21 black & white illustrated plates. Collects five stories from the author of Pigs is Pigs in one volume: That Pup; Mike Flannery; The Thin Santa ... View more info

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Something About Eve; A Comedy of Fig-leaves

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00056

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth, 8x5.5 inches, 361 pages; binding is tight, pages are slightly age toned, previous owner's name and address in front end paper; dust jacket also age toned, with small chips to extremities, and sunned spine. View more info

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Tragic Ground

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan, and Pearce: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00327

Condition: Very Good


Grey cloth with green titles on spine, 12mo, 237 pages; very light soiling to dust jacket, corners bumped; spine sunned and covers quite rubbed, chip to head of spine. View more info

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Notebooks 1935-1942

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1965

Seller ID: CS00319

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library Ediiton, Toledano binding style 11, blue cloth, Kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 224 pages plus biographical note and appendices; unclipped dust jacket has light soiling, spine is sunned, a few very small chips and two inch closed tear to front flap, dust jacket now in mylar. View more info

Breakfast at Tiffany's, A Short Novel and Three Stories

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00647

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing, pocket paperback with pictorial cover, 12mo, 127 pages; very faint creasing near spine, bookseller's sticker on front free endpaper. From the reviews, "She's a bad little good girl adrift in New York, surrounded by wolves and waifs. This is her story only as Truman Capote, author of 'Other Voices, Other Rooms', could tell it". View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1932

Seller ID: CS00035

Condition: Very Good


Association copy, inscribed to previous owner and signed, "B.J. Collingwood, nephew of Lewis Carroll, Dec. 1932". Green Cloth, 6x4 inches, 200 pages plus a list of author's works, black and white illustrations by John Tenniel; no dust jacket. View more info

The Life of the Party

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1919

Seller ID: CS00474

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial tan boards, 12mo, 66 pages, illustrated by James M. Preston; inscription on front paste down; discoloration to cover of dust jacket, now protected in mylar cover. Irvin Cobb, popular humorist of the early 20th century, details 'the adventures of Algernon Leary, dignified lawyer, as he returns from a costume ball in Greenwich Village'. View more info

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Cheri

By: Colette; Flanner, Janet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1931

Seller ID: CS00672

Condition: Very Good


Third printing, February 1931, cream paper covers decorated in blue and purple, featuring a Rockwell Kent illustration of a man reading outdoors (a popular bookplate at the time), 12mo, 346 pages plus publisher's list, complete with publisher's slipcase decorated in the same style as covers; faintly chipped near head of spine, slipcase has a small Meier & Frank bookseller's stamp on rear panel and is a bit worn along spine. A Bonibooks edition. The Boni Paper Books series was the brain child of Charles and Albert Boni, and an experiment in the new field of American paperback book publishing... View more info

Two Volumes: The Woman in White and The Moonstone

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1874

Seller ID: CS00581

Condition: Very Good


Forest green cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 548 pages plus publisher's list, 491 pages plus publisher's list, illustrated; each volume is very lightly edge worn, with the rubbing concentrated to the spine, pages are clean and unmarked and binding tight. A handsome two volume set that would spruce up any book shelf. View more info

The Moonstone

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: CS00582

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with red and gilt titles, lacking slipcase, 4to, 464 pages, illustrated by Dignimont throughout; spine sunned, otherwise a clean, well kept copy. View more info

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Victory

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1921

Seller ID: AD00005

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, grey cloth, Kent endpapers, 348 titles inside dust jacket, 385 pages plus note to the first edition, author's note, publishers title list; faint wear to board edges, name and price penned to ffep, minor wear to dust jacket with several small chips at corners and rear panel edges. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. View more info