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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 ... 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 lea... 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 ... 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

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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 ex... View more info

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Great German Short Novels and Stories

By: Lange, Victor (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1952

Seller ID: AD00002

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 10, blue cloth, Kent endpapers, no titles listed inside dust jacket, 486 pages plus introduction and publisher's title list; minor edge wear to extremities, previous ownership stamp to ffep, dust jacket rubbed and somewhat with a 1 inch tear at head of front spine hinge. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. A completely new selection, including stories by Goethe, Heine, Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others. View more info

Hightime

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, now in protective mylar. View more info

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

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

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