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Conrad's Manifesto: Preface to a Career

By: Smith, David R.; Conrad, Joseph

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Gehenna Press: 1966

Seller ID: CS00490

Condition: Very Good


Limited printing of 1,100 copies, of which this is No. 244, marbled paper with paper paste down title, 4to, 78 pages, woodcut portrait of Joseph Conrad by Leonard Baskin; an exceptionally well kept copy, interior is clean, binding is tight, protected in grey paper two piece slipcase. The history of the preface to the 'Nigger of the "Narcissus" with facsimiles of the manuscripts edited with an essay by David R. Smith. View more info

The Psychopathic Dog

By: Sousa, John Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1946

Seller ID: CS00831

Condition: Very Good


First edition, black cloth with green titles on spine, 12mo, 191 pages, drawings by Barbara Shermund; boards are lightly edge worn; price clipped dust jacket has a few chips along top edge, spine dust soiled, smudge to front panel, now protected by mylar cover. A cheeky little vintage book. View more info

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Sun-Way

By: Sperry, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1930

Seller ID: CS00682

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial paper covers decorated in blue, orange, green and white in the art deco style, artists initials J.B. on front cover illustration, 12mo, 220 pages plus a note from the publisher and publisher's list, beautiful Rockwell Kent endpapers; just a hint of edge wear, Meier & Frank stamp on interior of rear cover. 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 S... View more info

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Wild Adventures 'Round the Pole

By: Stables, Gordon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, H. M. Caldwell Company: 1893

Seller ID: ET0166

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but this cover design was used by the publisher in 1901. This title was originally published in 1893. Green cloth with illustration of man reading on front board and Art Nouveau style floral design on spine. Cover titles in gilt. Boards are clean and square with light wear at extremities. Spine decoration is faded. Brief gift inscription in front free end paper. Clean, crisp pages. Sound binding. 333 pages. William Gordon Stables (1840 – 1910) was a Scottish-born medical doctor in the Royal Navy and a prolific author of adventure fiction, primarily for boys. He wrote over 130... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $675.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Limited Editions Club: 1940

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 001113

Condition: Fine


Two volumes in original slipcase, quarter bound in "grass cloth" and backed in rawhide, 10 1/2 x7 1/2 inches, number 204 of 1146 copies, illustrated with two color lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton, pictorial endpapers, signed by the artist on colophon, Limited Editions Club notice "About the Binding of This Book" laid in each volume; shelf worn slipcase split along one of the top edges. This was the first illustrated edition of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the Great Depression. Benton's striking period illustrations only enhance the work, and the binding is stunning. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00324

Condition: Very Good


First edition, grey cloth outlined in blue with pictorial plate adhered to paste down, slipcase octavo, 131 pages, color illustrations by Dennis Wesley throughout; slipcase is worn with a few smudges. An attractive copy of this coming of age novella, set in the American West, by one of our most respected writers. View more info

New Arabian Nights

By: Stevenson, R.L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press:

Seller ID: CS00493

Condition: Very Good


Full morocco with gilt titles in slipcase, 16mo, 384 pages; an attractive edition, binding is tight and pages are clean. 0 View more info

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California Trail: An Epic with Many Heroes

By: Stewart, George R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00158

Condition: Very Good


339 pages, occasional black and white illustrations; white cloth boards with gilt titling, soiling to spine, a bit of wear at head and tail of spine, spine slightly darkened, dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. Part of The American Trail Series, edited by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. View more info

The Agony and the Ecstasy

By: Stone, Irving

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00487

Condition: Very Good


First edition, 8vo, 664 pages; previous owner's name on front free endpaper, small chip near tail of spine of dust jacket. First edition printing of this biographical novel of Michelangelo which Stone, while living in Italy, apprenticed himself to a sculptor and worked in a quarry as part of his research to write. View more info

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Dewer Rides

By: Strong, L.A.G

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1929

Seller ID: CS00681

Condition: Very Good


Cream paper covers with muted green illustration of books and trees in a storm, black titles, 12mo, 350 pages plus a note from the publisher, beautiful endpapers; slight warp to text block, toning to spine. 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, bu... View more info

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1947

Seller ID: CS00198

Condition: Near Fine


Navy blue cloth with red ink paste-down on cover, 9.5 X 6 inches, 358 pages, original engravings by Luis Quintanilla throughout; boards are clean and square, pages are crisp and unmarked; clipped dust jacket is a bit worn, evident especially a the head and tail of spine, rear of dust jacket is dust stained. View more info

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Gulliver's Travels; A Tale of a Tub; The Battle of the Books

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Carlton House:

Seller ID: CS00199

Condition: Near Fine


Navy blue leather in slipcase, 8 X 5.5 inches, 550 pages, blue marble end papers, top edge gilt; leather boards are in excellent condition with only wearing showing on spine, deckle edge pages are bright and clean, binding is tight. View more info

Alice Adams

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000298

Condition: Good Plus


Brown cloth with black stamped titles. Boards are rubbed and edge worn with some faint soiling. Spine ends crushed. Private ownership stamp at top corner of front end paper. Unmarked pages are clean and crisp with some light toning. Hinge starting at center. 434 pages with four b/w plates by Arthur William Brown. Title page blocked in red. First edition with 1921 on title page and copyright page with no further printing information. Second state of the first printing with the error corrected on page 419.Tarkington won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for the second time with this novel, making h... View more info

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The Secret History (signed by Donna Tartt and Brett Easton Ellis)

By: Tartt, Donna

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1992

Edition: ARC

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001146

Condition: Very Good


Advance Reader's Edition. Signed and inscribed by Donna Tartt on title page, signed by Bret Easton Ellis on dedication page; softcover, tall 8vo, 524 pages; mild cover wear, chipping along spine. Very good Donna Tartt has been exciting critics since the release of The Secret History, her first novel. She has published only two novels since, and several short stories. Critics generally fall in the love-her-books or hate-her-books camp, but she definitely inspires conversation. Her books are considered difficult to classify, avoiding genre tropes, but often exploring a variety of literary tradi... View more info

The Assassins

By: Teilhet, Hildegarde Tolman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00478

Condition: Very Good


FIrst edition, red cloth, 12mo, 272 pages; ex-library copy with expected stamps, adhesive mark on front paste down; spine of dust jacket lightly sunned, now in mylar. A handsome copy of this, 'novel of intrigue and mystery in postwar China'. View more info

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War and Peace

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Modern Library:

Seller ID: CS00288

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, Toledano binding style G4, 8mo, slate grey cloth, blank endpapers, 268 titles listed on interior of dust jacket, 1.146 pages; very lightly edge worn, pages toned; unclipped dust jacket is worn, creased in places, and has small chips and 1.5 inch closed tear to bottom right cover, now protected in mylar. 0 View more info

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Stronger Than Fear

By: Tregaskis, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00142

Condition: Very Good


Stated first printing, green cloth, 12 mo, 144 pages, boards are edge worn, especially to head and tail of spine, interior is clean and binding is tight; dust jacket is creased in places with appropriate age toning to back cover. View more info

The Middle of the Journey

By: Trilling, Lionel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1947

Seller ID: CS00492

Condition: Very Good


Blind stamped blue cloth with yellow titles on spine, 8vo, 310 pages; interior clean and unmarked, binding sound; dust jacket is creased and chipped on head and tail of spine, now protected in mylar cover. From the jacket: "The novel is a flashing comedy of manners, a moving love story, and a drama of suffering and death". View more info

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Morgan's Passing

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Knopf: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001040

ISBN: 0394509587

Condition: Very Good


Cream boards backed in brown cloth, gilt stamped titles, signed by the author and inscribed to previous owner on front free endpaper; faint and tiny spot of soiling at top of front free endpaper, dust jacket spine lightly sunned, now in protective mylar cover. View more info

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Ladder Of Years

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00204

ISBN: 0679441557

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition, cream boards backed in light blue cloth, gilt stamped titles, 8vo, 326 pages; a well kept copy; small smudge on top right cover of dust jacket, which is now in protective mylar. View more info