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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

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

The Portable Dorothy Parker

By: Parker, Dorothy; Gill, Brendan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1973

Seller ID: CS00258

ISBN: 0517478552

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth boards , 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, 610 pages; light wear to boards, pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight; dust jacket slightly edgeworn. Complete with two volumes of short stories and three of poetry, plus play reviews, uncollected articles, later stories, book reviews, and an afterword by W. Somerset Maugham. 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

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The Valley of Bones

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00083

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. The seventh novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. View more info

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Books Do Furnish A Room

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00084

Condition: Very Good


Short closed tear to top edge of dust jacket. The tenth novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. View more info

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The Military Philosophers

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00085

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. The ninth novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. Dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a small chip to head of spine and some light soiling at top front edge. View more info

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Temporary Kings

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00086

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. The twelfth and final novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. Dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with sunned spine. View more info

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The Kindly Ones

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00087

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. The sixth novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. View more info

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The Acceptance World

By: Powell, Anthony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy: 1955

Seller ID: CS00088

Condition: Very Good


The sixth novel in Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time series. Age toning to pages, spine of dust jacket is sun faded. View more info

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The Sweet Cheat Gone

By: Proust, Marcel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library: 1930

Seller ID: CS00439

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style 8, red cloth, Kent endpapers, interior of dust jacket lists 370 titles, 379 pages; pages lightly toned; price clipped dust jacket toned and lightly edge worn, now protected in mylar cover. The sixth of the seven volumes of 'Remembrance of Things Past'. View more info

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Halfway House

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Triangle Books: 1941

Seller ID: CS00165

Condition: Very Good


12mo, 309 pages; spine of boards is dust soiled, with a bit of shelf wear to tail, pages are quite age toned; dust jacket is edge worn with creasing, split in two along spine, now in protective mylar. View more info

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The Glass Village

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1954

Seller ID: CS00194

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth, 8 X 5.5 inches, 281 pages, map endpapers; head and tail of spine turned in, pages are clean and unmarked; unclipped dust jacket is worn with a few small tears, foxing to spine, back sports a few smudge marks. View more info

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Double, Double: A New Novel of Wrightsville

By: Queen, Ellery

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001151

Condition: Very Good


Reprint edition, first thus; green hardcover in pictorial dust jacket, 8vo, 215 pages, maps in endpapers; boards are bright and square with light wear at extremities and a very mild bump to bottom front corner, internally clean and sound, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with chipping and small tears at extremities, now in protective mylar cover. View more info

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Master of the Vineyard

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1910

Seller ID: 001052

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth decorated in gilt and purple grapes and leaves motif, designed by Margret Armstrong; 8 x 5 1/4 inches, 372 pages, frontis illustration in color, text bordered in black with red titles and chapter headings on every page; boards show mild wear at extremities, gilt a little dulled, old price written at top of front end paper along with previous owner's name, else internally clean and sound. Her love of books leads Rosemary to the love of her country school teacher. He may be master of the vineyard, but will Rosemary be master of his heart when another woman comes along? Myrtle Reed ... View more info

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Among the Great Masters of Literature; Scenes in the Lives of Great Authors

By: Rowlands, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes & Company: 1900

Seller ID: CS00261

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards with gilt lettering, 7.5 x 5 inches, 225 pages, thirty-two reproductions of famous paintings, top edge gilt. Boards are lightly edge worn, gilt is bright, deckle edge pages are a bit toned. A handsome copy containing works about many of the great authors including Virgil, Chaucer, Tasso, and Swift. View more info

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The Virtuous Women of Pont Clery

By: Sandstrom, Flora

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, John Day: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00047

Condition: Very Good


Tan & green cloth, 8x5.5 inches, 253 pages; dust jacket is worn with slight chipping to edges. View more info

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Don't Go Away Mad and Other Plays

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Harcourt, Brace & Company: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000442

Condition: Very Good


Full yellow cloth boards with green titles to spine. Corners square. Light darkening and discoloration at extremities. Spine ends shelf worn. Pages faintly toned from age. Dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a bit of chipping at spine ends and tiny tear at bottom front edge. Spine is sun darkened. All four flap corners are clipped. 238 pages. First edition stated. Includes two other plays: A Decent Birth, A Happy Funeral and Sam Ego's House. Saroyan's plays were drawn from deeply personal sources, and often disregarded the convention that conflict is essential to drama. View more info