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Cakes and Ale

By: Maugham, Somerset W.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1950

Seller ID: CS00436

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, green cloth, Kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 379 titles, 272 pages plus publisher's list; front free endpaper has a splotchy patch, pages are toned; price clipped dust jacket age toned and edge worn, head of spine repaired/reinforced with tape. View more info

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Birds of America

By: McCarthy, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1971

Seller ID: CS00372

ISBN: 0151127700

Condition: Very Good


Yellow cloth with blue lettering on spine, 8vo, 344 pages; 29 cents stamped on front free endpaper, foxing to edges of text block; dust jacket shows light edge wear, one small closed tear. View more info

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They Came to a River

By: McKay, Allis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1941

Seller ID: CS00373

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gilt titles on spine, 8vo, 651 pages; pages age toned; dust jacket is rubbed with evidence of edge wear. A beautiful copy of the female-driven book set in Washington. View more info

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All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Simon and Schuster: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000325

ISBN: 0671211609

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth boards with light wear at extremities. Some faint damp stains to front board. Mild rubbing and edge wear to dust jacket. A bit of chipping at spine ends and tiny closed tear to top front edge. Dust jacket now in mylar cover. 286 pages. Red end papers. First printing stated. McMurtry's fifth novel, and the second of his Danny Deck books. View more info

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Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West 1950 to the Present

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000422

ISBN: 0684868822

Condition: Near Fine


414 pages. Short stories. View more info

Iceland Fisherman

By: Melcon, H.A., Loti, Pierre

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00222

Condition: Good


Red leather, 7 x 4.5 inches, 326 pages; covers are edge worn, chips to the head and tail of spine, leather is scuffed, top edge gilt, binding sound. A tale of icelandic coastline, terrifying storms at sea, fishermen and their loves, all contained in a charming leather volume. View more info

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Christmas Story

By: Mencken, H.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00051

Condition: Good


Blue cloth boards are sunned; no dust jacket. Slim square book with playful color illustrations by cartoonist Bill Crawford. View more info

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Chesapeake (Volume I Only)

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 000471

Condition: Near Fine


Scattered light water spots to top gilt edges and a bit of scuffing to bottom edges. Else fine. Red leather decorated in gilt. Banded spine. All edges gilt. Moire end papers. Ribbon marker. 404 pages. View more info

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Lamb in His Bosom

By: Miller, Caroline

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000204

Condition: Very Good Plus


Full brown leather decorated with gilt. Banded spine. All edges gilt. Moire end papers. Ribbon bookmark. Ding to bottom front edge with a bit of edge wear to bottom of boards. Hint of scuffing to gilt of fore edges. Fresh, unopened binding. 324 pages. Miller's 1933 novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1934. View more info

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Lalla Rookh: An Oriental Romance

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Lincoln Macveagh - The Dial Press: 1930

Seller ID: 001108

Condition: Very Good


Large hardcover in dust jacket, red boards elaborately decorated in gilt with matching yellow dust jacket decorated in red and black, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, 179 pages, 16 black and white illustrated plates, lush pictorial endpapers by Kutcher; boards are a little edge worn and gilt is somewhat dulled, mild bump to bottom corner of text block, internally clean and sound, dust jacket edge worn with some small chips out at extremities and a couple of small edge tears, inside edges have been reinforced with two small pieces of scotch tape, one at head of spine and the other at bottom rear edge near sp... View more info

I Know a Secret

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1927

Seller ID: CS00394

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with yellow lettering, 8vo, 235 pages, illustrations by Jeanette Warmuth throughout text; boards show light wear, date and inscription on front matter, from the collection of Pulitzer nominated historian Gloria Grace Griffen, whose 'withdrawn' stamped bookplate is adhered to front paste down; dust jacket is quite tattered with a 6 1/2 inch closed tear running along the spine's front crease, rubbed with a few chips to extremities, rear is clipped, but 2.00 price is still present on front interior fold, now protected in mylar cover. View more info

Sailor, Beware!

By: Nicholson, Kenyon; Robinson, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1933

Seller ID: CS00215

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth, 12 mo, 259 pages, cover art by maritime artist John O'Hara Cosgrave II; faded strip along tail of spine, slight lean to spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block, general age toning to pages; dust jacket tattered along edges, spine sunned, now in mylar cover. As the New York Times reviewed, "..one of the most outrageous bits of romantic buffoonery ever tossed about on Broadway. No doubt the United States Navy with use it for recruiting purposes when Broadway stops going to see it. View more info

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Broken Barriers

By: Nicholson, Meredith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1922

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00371

Condition: Very Good


First edition, blue cloth boards with gilt titles, 8vo, 402 pages; pages are age toned; dust jacket is dust soiled, specifically on spine and creases, chips to extremities, now in mylar. "A story of the times- an attempt to reveal existing conditions and the perils that have come with the breaking down of the barriers of conventions which so rigidly governed until the last decade. View more info

Bread

By: Norris, Charles

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company: 1923

Seller ID: CS00479

Condition: Very Good


Rust cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 12mo, 511 pages; a well kept copy; dust jacket soiled in places, two inch closed tear to head of spine, now protected in mylar. "Mr. Norris draws attention to a phase in our national life which is of grave significance and merits serious consideration, for man- and especially woman- does not live by bread alone, and the vanishing American home may find in these pages a cause and an effect. View more info

Brass, A Novel of Marriage

By: Norris, Charles G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company: 1921

Seller ID: CS00472

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with black decoration and titles, 12mo, 452 pages; a well kept copy; dust jacket shows edge wear and is now protected in mylar. A early 20th century meditation on marriage. From the dust jacket: 'Never has the whole subject of marriage, its obligations to the individual, to society and to the state been handled with such masterly understanding and sympathy. View more info

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Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works : Wise Blood / A Good Man Is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear It Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays & Letters (Library of America)

By: O'Connor, Flannery

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Library of America: 1988

Seller ID: 001037

ISBN: 0940450372

Condition: Near Fine


Mild scratches to front panel of dust jacket. Now in protective mylar cover. View more info

Everything That Rises Must Converge

By: O'Connor, Flannery

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00520

Condition: Very Good


First edition, blue paper backed in navy cloth and white titles, 8vo, 269 pages; moisture waving to first few pages; half inch closed tear to front cover of dust jacket, damp stain to tail of spine, dust jacket now in mylar. From the dust jacket: "This volume is the collection on which she was working at the time of her death...'Everything That Must Converge' is the most worthy memorial that Flannery O'Connor could have left behind to be added to her three previously published books. View more info

Everything That Rises Must Converge

By: O'Connor, Flannery

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00597

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing, light blue paper backed in navy blue cloth, 8vo, 269 pages; a well kept copy; dust jacket now protected in mylar cover. This volume is the collection on which Flannery O'Connor was working at the time of her death. Each of the nine stories carries her highly individual stamp, and could have been written by no one else. Each story is set in the south, O'Connor's south, save for the last, which is published here for the first time. View more info

The Complete Stories

By: O'Connor, Flannery

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00598

ISBN: 0374127522

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing, olive green cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 555 pages; a well kept copy; spine of price clipped dust jacket is sunned, now protected in a mylar cover. This book brings together for the first time the complete stories- thirty-one in all- of one of the great American writers of short fiction. View more info

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Mystery and Manners

By: O'Connor, Flannery; Fitzgerald, Sally & Robert (editors)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001144

Condition: Near Fine


8vo, 237 pages, review slip and promotional author photo laid in; faint bump to bottom rear corner. Near fine At her death in 1964 Flannery O'Connor left behind a body of unpublished essays and lectures, as well as a number of critical articles that appeared in scattered publications during her lifetime. Mystery and Manners presents selections from these two categories of her occasional prose. View more info