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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

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

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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: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1961

Seller ID: CS00429

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint, Toledano binding style G7, black cloth, blank endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 783 pages; a near fine copy; price clipped dust jacket is a bit age toned, now protected in mylar. A handsome copy of a literary classic. Includes page numbers for American first edition on each page. 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

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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

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 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 Fon... 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

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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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Sons and Lovers

By: Lawrence, D.H.; Kazin, Alfred

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1962

Seller ID: CS00322

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 11, royal blue cloth, kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 420 pages plus publisher's list; modest markings throughout; dust jacket has a faint damp stain to top edge, lightly rubbed dust jacket, dust jacket now in mylar. View more info

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Sons and Lovers

By: Lawrence, D.H.; Kazin, Alfred

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1962

Seller ID: CS00323

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 11, royal blue cloth, kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket blank, 420 pages plus publisher's list; price clipped dust jacket is dust soiled, adhesive mark to front cover, dust jacket now in mylar. 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