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The Oil Vendor and The Sing-Song Girl

By: Hundhausen, Vincenz; Ruesch, Fritz

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Peking, The Poplar Island-Press: 1938

Seller ID: CS00741

Condition: Very Good


Three small burgundy silk cloth books with a hand sewn binding, gathered together in a matching wrap around case and two bone fasteners, 16mo, 164 pages; each volume a bit sunned along bottom edge, volumes two and three have a light shadow, possibly from sunning, foxing along edges of text block; case is quite sunned, gilt titles dulled. A Chinese tale in five cantos. From the carefully sewn binding, to the silk covers, to the high quality paper, this is an enchanting little set. View more info

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

By: Irving, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Arcade Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000291

ISBN: 1559703237

Condition: Near Fine


Full number line. Dust jacket in mylar. 432 pages plus several pages of b/w photos. Contains a dozen short works, beginning with three memoirs (including an account of Irving's dinner with President Reagan at the White House). The newest and longest of the memoirs, "The Imaginary Girlfriend," is the core of this collection. View more info

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On The Trail of Don Quixote: Being a Record of Rambles in the Ancient Province of La Mancha

By: Jaccaci, August F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Lawrence and Bullen, Limited: 1897

Seller ID: CS00716

Condition: Very Good


Full leather with gilt borders, red, green, and gilt decorated spine, 8vo, 239 pages, illustrated by Daniel Vierge; light wear to spine. This is a beautiful copy- rich leather and gilt, top edge gilt, and crisp illustrations throughout. From the preface, "This book is the natural outgrowth of a friendship between artist and author- the one a Spaniard, the other familiar from youth with Spain, and both lovers of the book wherein are recounted adventures of the good Knight and of his faithful Squire. View more info

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Ramona

By: Jackson, Helen Hunt

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc.: 1944

Seller ID: CS00625

Condition: Very Good


Blue leatherette with gilt titles, 12mo, 368 pages; foxing to edges of text block; dust jacket now protected in mylar. An attractive vintage copy of "this picture of life in the old South West, the early settlers, the scattered, bewildered Indians, the lordly Spanish property owners...all portrayed against the beauty of a Garden of Eden setting". View more info

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Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)

By: Jerome, Jerome K.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00107

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and a faint oceanic design on front cover, 7.5 x 5 inches, 298 pages, quaint maritime themed illustrations throughout; wear at extremities, previous owner's name on front free end paper, decorated end papers with bookplate adhesive residue which left shadowing on opposite page; no dust jacket. A charming edition of a classic humorous Victorian England novel that has never gone out of print. View more info

Three Men on Wheels

By: Jerome, Jerome K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1900

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001134

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Green cloth boards decorated with silhouettes of three men riding bicycles through the forest, 7.5 x 5 inches, 299 pages, black and white illustrations by Harrison Fisher; wear at extremities, bit of soiling to rear board, internally clean and sound. Quirky sequel to "Three Men in a Boat." First published in England the same year under the title "Three Men on the Bummel. View more info

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Stars at Noon

By: Johnson, Denis

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00059

ISBN: 0394538404

Condition: Very Good


First edition stated; small remainder mark on top edge of text block; dust jacket with light general wear now in protective mylar sleeve; the third published novel by an important and prize-winning contemporary American author, sadly recently deceased. View more info

A Song of Sixpence

By: Kummer, Frederic Arnold

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, W.J. Watt & Co.: 1913

Seller ID: CS00577

Condition: Very Good


Blind stamped red cloth with white titles, 12mo, 285 pages, frontispiece illustration with tissue guard; A well kept copy, titles are especially crisp and bright; foxed dust jacket is now in protective mylar cover. From the preface by Frederic Arnold Kummer, "...it must be evident that the time has passed when woman can trust solely to the power of sex attraction in her struggle for existence. She is groping, well nigh unassisted, for other and nobler weapons, for training, for work, for achievement. When she finds them, man will have lost a plaything, and gained a comrade, a friend". View more info

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00079

ISBN: 0440087171

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, 8.5 x 6 inches, 285 pages; previous owner's name on front free end paper; dust jacket is a bit edge worn. View more info

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Hocus Pocus

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00080

ISBN: 0399135243

Condition: Near Fine


white cloth, 9 x 6.5 inches, 302 pages; A very well kept copy. View more info

The Journey with Jonah

By: L'Engle, Madeleine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1967

Seller ID: CS00827

Condition: Very Good


First edition, lime green cloth with black titles on spine, 8vo, 63 pages, illustrated throughout by Leonard Everett Fisher; bookstore stamp on front free endpaper, bottom of gutter starting; dust jacket now protected in mylar. A charming edition of Mdeleine L'Engle's retelling of Jonah and the whale. View more info

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A Day of Impatience

By: La Capria, Raffaele

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young: 1954

Seller ID: 001048

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket; 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 207 pages. Black paper boards backed in terracotta cloth, mild edge, pages lightly toned with age, binding sound, pictorial dust jacket with edge wear and chipping along extremities, two small tears at top front edge, small piece out at top rear edge, now in protective mylar cover. From the jacket flap: The characters in this powerful novel are chiefly adolescents, adult in their worldliness but painfully immature in experience, deficient in their perspective and lacking a set of values to apply to their new-found, near-adult world. They conf... View more info

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The Fables

By: La Fontaine, Jean De

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, and Galpin:

Seller ID: CS00721

Condition: Very Good


Ca. 1870, modern binding, full leather with gilt title on a red leather paste down which appears to be from original binding on spine, folio, 839 pages, hundreds of in text illustrations as well as 86 full page Gustave Dore illustrations; binding near fine as it is modern, pages are toned, damp stain to edge of text block with faint tide marks visible along edge of certain pages, different stock is used in what appears to be random sections of the text, because of this the toning or markings on certain pages are more prominent than others. Altogether a handsome, very well preserved copy of La ... View more info

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High Time

By: Lasswell, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00419

Condition: Very Good


First edition, red cloth with blue lettering, 12mo, 174 pages, frontispiece by George Price; pages age toned; dust jacket is edge worn with chips and a few closed tears near spine, rubbed along creases, small blue sticker on front panel, now in protective mylar. View more info

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The Lost Girl

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1930

Seller ID: CS00676

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, September, 1930, cream paper covers decorated in royal blue and green, 12mo, 378 pages plus publisher's list, Rockwell Kent endpapers; covers lightly toned with a bit of edge wear. A Bonibooks edition. A charming vintage copy of Lawrence's novel of sexual awakening for which he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in the fiction category. 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... View more info

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Love, Again

By: Lessing, Doris

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00350

ISBN: 0060176873

Condition: Near Fine


Black paper backed in black cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 352 pages, signed plate adhered to half title page, in slipcase; no noted flaws; slipcase shows light wear to corners. View more info

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Fate Keeps on Happening: Adventures of Lorelei Lee and Other Writings

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, George G.Harrap & Co Ltd: 1985

Seller ID: MH00061

ISBN: 0245542868

Condition: Very Good


First U.K. edition. 293 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt titling; remainder mark on bottom page edge. Price clipped dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. Edited by Ray Pierre Corsini. View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1926

Seller ID: CS00219

Condition: Very Good


Decorative green and white paper boards backed in navy blue cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches, 217 pages, illustrated by famed celebrity caricaturist Ralph Barton; boards are edge worn, spine is a bit faded, faint foxing to top edge of text block. A runaway bestseller, biblio-lore has it bookstores sold all copies of 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' the first day it was released. View more info

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Down the Sky

By: Lucas, E.V.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00223

Condition: Good


Green cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches, 296 pages; spine faintly sunned, several small smudges to rear board, bookseller stamp on paste-down, top edge of text block dust soiled; dust jacket worn with chips to head and tail of spine as well as creases, dust soiled, now in mylar cover. The London Saturday Review wrote of this story, "Mr. lucas squanders enough ideas to keep a less inventive author busy for weeks...A book to be read rather than reviewed. View more info

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Foreign Affairs

By: Lurie, Alison

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000196

Condition: Near Fine


Full red leather embossed in gilt with banded spine. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers & ribbon marker. Some faint scratches to gilt edges. 291 pages. Exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society. Novel concerns itself with American academics in England. The novel won multiple awards, including the 1984 National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1985, and was made into a television movie in 1993. View more info