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The People Ask Death

By: Dyer, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Seller ID: CS00491

Condition: Very Good


Yellow cloth with black titles, 12mo, 313 pages, illustrated in black and white with photos and diagrams throughout; a well kept copy, clean and bright; dust jacket is toned, especially on spine. Very fun vintage copy of this murder mystery that's guaranteed to entertain any mystery sleuth. View more info

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Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001250

Condition: Very Good


First printing stated, blue cloth, Toledano binding style 8, 408 titles inside dust jacket, 306 pages plus title list in rear; boards clean and square with light wear at extremities, dust jacket shows light wear, small scuff mark near tail of spine, crease to front flap, now in protective mylar cover. An attractive copy. View more info

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Les Aventures de Telemaque, et Celles D'Aristonous

By: Fenelon, de Salignac de La Mothe Francois

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Avignon, Chez Seguin Aine, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1821

Seller ID: CS00724

Condition: Good


All text in French. Full mottled calf, gilt titles and decoration on spine, marbled fore edge, 12mo, 396 pages plus an index and publishers list, several engraved illustrations; leather is worn, gilt dulled. A handsome edition of this intriguing French novel. An imaginative story filling in a gap in Homer's Odyssey on the travels and education of Ulysses' son Telemachus, this novel was published under Fénelon's name in 1717 after is was first released anonymously in 1699. View more info

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Transformation of Job: A Tale of the High Sierras

By: Fisher, Frederick Vining

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Elgin, IL, David C. Cook Publishing Company: 1900

Seller ID: MH00157

Condition: Good


95 pages, black and white illustrations throughout; light rubbing to spine and edges, previous owner address sticker in front free end paper. View more info

The Talking Woman (Monologues)

By: Fisk, May Isabel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Seller ID: CS00245

Condition: Good


Lavender cloth with white and dark purple design and lettering, sepia photo paste down on front cover, 7.5 x 5 inches, 169 pages, 12 illustrations; boards are significantly worn, spine is dust soiled and gilt dulled, reddish stain to rear board and damp staining to front paste-down, writing in pencil on front free endpaper, light pencil marks in text, slightly toned pages, binding sound. View more info

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The Cubical City

By: Flanner, Janet

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 000925

ISBN: 0809307006

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth with red titles and decoration to spine, light dust soiling and foxing to top edge of text block, else fine in price clipped dust jacket showing light wear at extremities. Originally published in 1926. View more info

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Madame Bovary

By: Flaubert, Gustave (translated by Eleanor Marx Aveling)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press:

Seller ID: 000276

Condition: Very Good


In original slip case. Pictorial paper over cream cloth spine. Paste down title block on spine is a little chipped at edges. Spine is dust soiled. Slip case is shelf worn with a couple of nicks to the open edges and a couple of spots of light soil. Undated. 288 pages. Illustrated. View more info

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Independence Day

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Alfred A Knopf Inc: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000323

ISBN: 0679492658

Condition: Very Good Plus


Quarter bound in blue cloth with tan paper boards. Mild rubbing at tail of spine. Hint of sunning along top edge of boards. Dust jacket in mylar. Bookstore sticker affixed to the mylar inside the front flap. 451 numbered pages. Elle review, NYT review and Vintage Books Reading Group Guide laid in. Review slip between mylar and rear cover. Winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. View more info

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Flashman in the Great Game

By: Fraser, George MacDonald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00106

ISBN: 0214201201

Condition: Very Good


Bright red boards, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 336 pages; boards are clean, tail of spine slightly turned in, text is clean and unmarked, binding is tight; dust jacket is a bit edge worn with a two inch tear along the crease of the head of spine, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. The fifth novel of the Flashman series. View more info

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Catherine Carmier

By: Gaines, Ernest J.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atheneum: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000657

Condition: Very Good


Quarter bound green paper over blue-gray cloth spine. Boards show mild wear and a bit of sun fading along edges. Damp staining to top edge of text block, which has led to a very slight bleed of the red dye, visible only at the very edge of the top margins. Unmarked pages are clean and crisp. Binding sound. Dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with chipping at extremities. Small edge tears and tear with a bit of loss at top of rear flap hinge. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. 248 pages. First novel from the award winning author of A Lesson Before Dying. First edition stated. View more info

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Vein of Iron

By: Glasgow, Ellen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00196

Condition: Very Good


Stated first edition, black buckram, 8 X 5.5 inches, 463 pages, map endpapers; boards show the slightest edge wear, pages a bit toned, but clean and unmarked, binding is tight; dust jacket is worn, with creasing in places. View more info

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My University Days

By: Gorky, Maxim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1930

Seller ID: CS00677

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, October, 1930, cream paper covers decorated in yellow, green, and blue featuring a candelabra situated between upright books, 12mo, 327 pages plus publisher's list; edge worn covers are lightly toned, a smattering of penciled in check marks along the margins. A Bonibooks edition. A charming copy of Gorky's autobiographical coming of age novel, set in Russia among the urban poor. 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 and the brand-new field of subscription mail order... View more info

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Wake and Remember

By: Gray, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00395

Condition: Very Good


Navy blue cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 411 unopened pages; endpapers toned from adhesive; clipped dust jacket is edge worn and toned, now protected in mylar. An attractive copy of this novel of a small Minnesota town and its people from the literary editor for the Chicago Daily News. View more info

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A Matter of Millions

By: Green, Anna Katherine

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, American News Company: 1890

Seller ID: 001149

Condition: Very Good


With illustrations by Victor Perard. Green publisher's cloth decorated in white with titles in gilt, small 8vo, 458 pages plus several pages of publisher's ads, four black and white illustrated plates; boards rubbed and edge worn, a bit of the white rule gone from front fore-edge, occasional foxing, binding slightly shaken. Very Good Known as the mother of the American detective story, Anna Katherine Green wrote the first mystery novel set in the United States. Her 1878 book The Leavenworth Case is widely regarded as the first American detective novel. She broke ground, not only as the first ... View more info

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Ships that Pass in the Night

By: Harraden, Beatrice

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1894

Seller ID: CS00169

Condition: Very Good


American edition, pictorial blue cloth, 16mo, 235 pages; boards are worn with special attention paid to creases of spine and corners, top edge dust soiled, pages clean and unmarked, binding sound; no dust jacket. View more info

Letters from The Raven

By: Hearn, Lafcadio; Bronner, Milton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1907

Seller ID: CS00680

Condition: Very Good


Circa 1930, cream paper covers with yellow and brown decorations and titles, 12mo, 201 pages plus publisher's list; a bit of creasing along back strip. A Bonibooks edition, being the correspondence of Lafcadio Hearn with socialist printer Henry Watkin. 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 and the brand-new field of subscription mail order book clubs. The club launched in September of 1929 with The Bridge of San Luis Rey being the first title. The series lasted for 16 issues, but... View more info

Animal Anecdotes and Other Animal Stories

By: Heminger, I.N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dorrance and Company, Inc: 1929

Seller ID: CS00824

Condition: Very Good


Orange cloth with black titles, 12mo, 184 pages, illustrated by Howard M. Duff; previous owner's name on front free endpaper; chipping to top edge of dust jacket, which is dust soiled and now protected in mylar cover. A charming vintage collection of animal stories. View more info

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Mamba's Daughters, A Novel of Charleston

By: Hergesheimer, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929

Seller ID: CS00218

Condition: Very Good


Early printing, green cloth, 8 x 5.5 inches, 344 pages; slight wear to head and tail of spine, small bookseller stamp on rear paste down, general age toning to pages; married to Grosset & Dunlap early dust jacket, slight wear to extremities, rear cover dust soiled, now in protective mylar. A novel exploring Charleston's racial tensions, later turned into a Broadway production from the author of the famed 'Porgy and Bess'. View more info

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A Bell for Adano

By: Hersey, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000194

Condition: Fine


Full red leather decorated with gilt. Banded spine. All edges gilt. Moire end papers. Ribbon bookmark. Fresh, unopened binding. 335 pages. Handsome special limited edition reprint of Hersey's 1944 novel which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. It tells the story of an Italian-American officer in Sicily during World War II who wins the respect and admiration of the people of the town of Adano by helping them find a replacement for the town bell that the Fascists had melted down for rifle barrels. View more info

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We Live But Once

By: Hughes, Rupert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: 1927

Seller ID: CS00693

Condition: Very Good


Royal blue cloth with gilt titles, 12mo, 285 pages; gilt a bit dulled, slight lean to spine; dust jacket is edge worn with a darkened spot near head of spine, now protected in mylar. Wonderfully illustrated dust jacket that evokes the roaring twenties in style. As the cover promises, "high suspense and fearless honesty are found in this absorbing novel. View more info