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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

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Open All Night

By: Morand, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1930

Seller ID: CS00675

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, September, 1930, cream paper covers decorated in royal blue and orange, featuring a Rockwell Kent illustration of a man reading outdoors (a popular bookplate at the time), 12mo, 198 pages plus publisher's list, Rockwell Kent endpapers; a hint of edge wear. Vintage copy of this book of short stories which was later adapted into a silent film of the same name by director Paul Bern. A Bonibooks edition. 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 s... 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

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

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The Violent Bear It Away

By: O'Connor, Flannery

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00668

Condition: Very Good


First UK edition, orange cloth with gilt titles on spine, 8vo, 243 pages; slight lean to spine, faint foxing, especially visible to edges of text block; light foxing to dust jacket, now protected in mylar. The first UK edition of Flannery O'Connor's third book. 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

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The Ghost of Thomas Penry: A baffling puzzle of mystery & detection with overtones of the supernatural

By: O'Hara, Kenneth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd.: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000560

ISBN: 0575023619

Condition: Very Good


Red boards with gilt stamped titles to spine. Mild edge wear and light bumps to bottom corners. Front end paper is cracked at hinge but binding is holding fast. Faint pencil erasure marks in front and rear end papers and previous owner's name in front end paper. Pages tanned. Slight lean to spine. Price-clipped bright yellow dust jacket with mild edge wear, now in protective mylar cover. 175 pages. Kenneth O'Hara was the pen name of Margaret Jean Morris, aka Jean Morris, who began her career with Man and Two Gods in 1953. She wrote several mysteries as Kenneth O'Hara for the Gollancz Thrillers... View more info

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The Golden Wind

By: Ohta, Takashi; Sperry, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1929

Seller ID: CS00688

Condition: Very Good


Cream paper decorated in light blue depicting books and trees in a storm, 12mo, 269 pages plus a note from the publisher; covers are a bit edge worn, spine toned. An installment of The Boni Paper Books series. 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 in September of 1929 with The Bridge of San Luis Rey being the first title. The series lasted for 16 issues, but was not able to weather the financial stra... View more info

When Winter Comes to Main Street

By: Overton, Grant

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1922

Seller ID: CS00471

Condition: Very Good


illustrated paper cover backed in brown cloth, 12mo, 384 pages, black and white photographs tipped in; a well kept copy; dust jacket is dust soiled, repaired with scotch tape in places, now protected in mylar cover. Certainly a period piece, this book profiles the lives and works of foremost authors of the 1920's. View more info

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Prize Stories 1963: The O. Henry Awards

By: Poirier, Richard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1963

Seller ID: CS00613

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth with black and red titles on spine, 8vo, 263 pages; price clipped dust jacket now protected in a mylar cover. The forty-third volume of distinguished short stories in the O. Henry Award series, featuring Flannery O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge", as well as Joyce Carol Oates' "The Fine White Mist of Winter". View more info

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Prize Stories 1965: The O. Henry Awards

By: Poirier, Richard; Abrahams, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1965

Seller ID: CS00614

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with black and yellow titles on spine, 8vo, 295 pages; dust jacket now protected in a mylar cover. The forty-fifth volume of distinguished short stories in the O. Henry Award series, featuring Flannery O'Connor's "Revelation" as the first prize winner, as well as stories from Carson McCullers, Joyce Carol Oates, and Mary McCarthy. View more info

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His Family

By: Poole, Ernest

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 000189

Condition: Near Fine


Full blue leather decorated with gilt. Banded spine. All edges gilt. Moire end papers. Ribbon bookmark. Faint moisture spots to gilt of fore and bottom edges. 299 pages. Handsome special limited edition reprint of Poole's 1917 novel about the life of a New York widower and his three daughters in the 1910s. It received the first Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1918. View more info

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The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

By: Porter, Katherine Anne

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1965

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller ID: 000016

Condition: Very Good


First American edition stated. Full blue cloth boards with only the lightest wear at extremities. Price clipped dust jacket with mild rubbing and edge wear. Two tiny edge tears repaired from the inside with clear tape. Sun faded spine. Small number written at top rear corner edge of jacket. Dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. An attractive copy of the Pulitzer winning collection, which includes four stories not previously published. 495 pages. View more info

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A Question of Upbringing

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $150.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1955

Seller ID: 001120

Condition: Very Good


Fourth impression, 7 1/2 x 5 inches, 230 pages; full red cloth, mild bump to top rear corner, previous owner's name inked at top of half-title, lightly worn dust jacket with old tape reinforcement to edge at head of spine, scant chipping at tail, now in protective mylar cover. A very nice early printing of the first book in Powell's Dance to the Music of Time cycle of novels. The books were published over a period of almost twenty five years, to great critical acclaim. View more info