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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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An Anthology of Irish Literature

By: Greene, David H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1954

Seller ID: CS00431

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, gray cloth, kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 376 titles, 602 pages; spine dust soiled, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, pages age toned; dust jacket toned and edge worn, now protected in mylar cover. An impressive collection of Ireland's finest writers that covers everything from Celtic literature to O'Connor. 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

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

By: Heinlein, Robert A.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1966

Seller ID: 000895

Condition: Very Good Minus


Sixth impression; hardcover with dust jacket, 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches, 383 pages, author photo on rear, orig price of $6.95 in front jacket flap. Turquoise cloth with gilt titles to spine and author initials to bottom front corner, boards edge worn with mild damp staining and bleached spots along rear fore edge, tiny split at tail of front internal hinge, pages toned from age, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn, strip of rubbing along center of spine, chipping at extremities with small chip and crease at top front edge, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. Robert A. Heinlein was the most in... View more info

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Four Plays by Lillian Hellman

By: Hellman, Lillian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1942

Seller ID: CS00434

Condition: Very Good


First Modern Library edition, Toledano binding style 8, green cloth, kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 281 titles, 330 pages; crossed out name on front free endpaper, pages age toned; dust jacket edge worn, rubbed in places, now protected in mylar. Includes 'Days to Come', 'The Children's Hour', 'The Little Foxes', and 'Watch on the Rhine'. View more info

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A Farewell to Arms

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1929

Seller ID: CS00283

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, 12mo, 281 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, Kent endpapers, 355 pages plus publisher's list; green cloth boards are clean and square, pages slightly toned;dust jacket is a bit edge worn, spine sunned, and now in a protective mylar cover. View more info

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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Literary Love-Letters

By: Herrick, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Seller ID: CS00133

Condition: Very Good


White and green pictorial cloth, 6.5 x 4 inches, 245 pages; boards are worn but have weathered well, spine is dust soiled, text is clean with no markings, top edge gilt, binding is tight; no just jacket. Part of Scribner's 'Ivory Series'. 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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The Odyssey of Homer

By: Homer; Palmer, Geroge Herbert (translator)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin Company/ Riverside Press: 1929

Seller ID: CS00164

Condition: Very Good


First thus, red cloth with decorative embossed gilt, 4to, 314 pages, gorgeously illustrated throughout with glossy color creations by N.C. Wyeth; boards are slightly edge worn, especially to head and tail of spine, text is clean and unmarked, binding is sound; no dust jacket. View more info

The Heart of Princess Osra

By: Hope, Anthony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A Stokes Company: 1896

Seller ID: CS00401

Condition: Good


Green cloth decorated in gilt, silver, red and black, 12mo, 301 pages, numerous full-page illustrations by H.C. Edwards; boards are quite rubbed and edge worn, previous owner's name on front free endpaper, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down. An installation in Anthony Hope's trilogy set in the fictional land of Ruritania, which created it's own genre of romance. View more info

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A Chance Acquaintance

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $180.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1898

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000766

Condition: Very Good


Cloth; 271 pages. Author's signature (as W. D. Howells) pasted into front end paper along with silver gelatin sepia photograph of Howells at his desk. Red cloth with publisher's stamp to front board. Top edge gilt. Boards are smudged and edge worn with a hint of fraying at extremities. Small water spot at tail of spine. Front hinge starting. Slight lean to spine. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", Howells was particularly known for his tenure as editor of The Atlantic Monthly as well as for his own prolific writings, including the story "Christmas Every Day", and the novels "The Ris... 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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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

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A Captain of Industry

By: Johnson, Enoch

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, C. M. Clark Publishing Company: 1908

Seller ID: 001087

Condition: Very Good


7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, 509 pages, 8 black and white illustrated plates; navy blue cloth boards decorated in gilt, mild rubbing and edge wear, light soiling to rear, top rear corner bent resulting in crease to cloth and crack to rear end paper, pages lightly toned, binding sound. Novel about a fictional industrialist who mistreats his employees as he builds his empire. The employees strike, and even his son marches on the side of the workers. Of course, in the end, he learns his lesson. View more info

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Now In November

By: Johnson, Josephine

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00103

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Brown cloth with title paste downs on front board and spine with red and green floral motif, respectively, 7.5 x 5.5 inches, 231 pages plus publisher's list; boards are edge worn, cloth is a bit mottled on front cover, spine is sunned and spine label darkened and chipped, pages are age toned with previous owner's name on front free end paper, binding is sound. A novel of the great depression, which won Josephine Johnson the Pulitzer Prize. View more info

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Ulysses

By: Joyce, James

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Paris, France, Shakespeare and Company: 1926

Seller ID: 000916

Condition: Very Good


Eighth printing; hardcover, 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, 735 pages, small printed map of James Joyce's grave location laid in; three-quarter bound in blue marbled paper boards backed and tipped in brown Morocco, banded spine with title blocked in gilt, boards rubbed and scuffed at extremities, bits of leather scuffed away at corners, spine sun faded, decorative end papers, pages toned with age, binding sound. Small, folded mimeographed flyer laid in with the title: Wegweiser zum Grab des Schriftstellers James Joyce im Friedhof Zurich-Fluntern (Signpost to the tomb of the writer James Joyce in the c... View more info