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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Fiction & Literature - 6 month subscription

By: N/A

Price: $90.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcf6mo

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for six months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect mostly novels, but also occasional poetry collections, essays or short stories. May ... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Fiction & Literature - 3 month subscription subscription

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcf3mo

Condition: Good or Better


Once a month for three months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect mostly novels, but also occasional poetry collections, essays or short stories. Ma... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Fiction & Literature - 1 year subscription

By: N/A

Price: $170.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcf1yr

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for twelve months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect mostly novels, but also occasional poetry collections, essays or short stories. M... View more info

Turkish Fairy Tales

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, NY, Peter Pauper Press: 1964

Seller ID: CS00663

Condition: Very Good


Cream boards decorated in pink, green and black ink, 12mo, 60 pages, beautifully illustrated by Vera Bock; very light toning to endpapers; dust jacket now in mylar. A sweet little copy of Turkish tales with funky illustrations and charm. View more info

Aesop's Fables

By: Aesop

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company:

Seller ID: CS00574

Condition: Very Good


Morocco flexi-boards with gilt titles, 12mo, 253 pages, illustrated throughout; foxing to edges of text block, pages are clean and binding is sound. A handsome, vintage edition of a classic, 0 View more info

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The Miser's Daughter (in two volumes): From the Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth Volumes XVIII & XVIX Windsor Edition

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Gibbings & Company, Limited: 1902

Seller ID: 000695

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Boards are clean and square with mild wear at extremities. Spines slightly sun faded. Lovely stamped Art Nouveau blank book plates in front end papers. Tanning in end papers and pages lightly toned from age. Sound bindings. Volume I is 282 pages and Volume II is 270 pages. Four photogravures in each volume from the original etchings by George Cruikshank. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. His first success as a writer came with Rookw... View more info

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All Men Are Enemies

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1933

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001064

Condition: Very Good


First edition stated, black cloth with blind stamped illustration to front board and gilt titles to spine, 574 pages, dust jacket art, frontis illustration and small illustrations at beginning of each section all by Rockwell Kent; cloth faded at spine ends, gift inscription in front endpaper, internally clean and sound, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with chipping at extremities, 1/2 inch chip out at head of spine affecting the first "A" in the title and a small triangular chip out at tail, a few small closed edge tears, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. Aldington is best re... View more info

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Death in the Thames

By: Anderson, J.R.L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz LTD: 1974

Seller ID: CS00620

ISBN: 0575018674

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 208 pages; slight lean to spine; dust jacket protected in mylar cover. A vintage copy of this, "topical mixture of industrial espionage and boating on the Thames". View more info

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In for a Penny

By: Anderson, Oliver

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1950

Seller ID: CS00055

Condition: Very Good


Shelf worn dust jacket with heavy chipping at spine ends and sunned spine, now in protective mylar cover. View more info

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Tar

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1930

Seller ID: CS00671

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, November 1930, tan, brown, and yellow paper covers decorated in the art deco style, 12mo, 346 pages plus publisher's list; just a hint of edge wear. 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 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 strain of the great depressi... View more info

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The Ashes of a God

By: Bain, F. W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1911

Seller ID: 001189

Condition: Very Good


Second printing, full blue cloth with stamped gilt titles and elephant, 8vo, 152 pages plus publisher's ads, frontis illustration of an elephant; wear at extremities, light brown stain to bottom corner of title page, else internally clean and sound. Very good. Francis William Bain (1863-1940) was a writer of numerous fantasy stories that he claimed to have translated from Sanskrit. It became clear over time that he was not actually translating anything, but he had gained a following of readers who, it turned out, didn't care that he was making them up himself. He continued to write them even ... View more info

The Enchanted Type-Writer

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1900

Seller ID: CS00519

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated tan cloth with gilt titles, 12mo, 171 pages plus advertisements, illustrated throughout by Peter Newell; a well kept copy, bookseller's stamp on front free endpaper. A collection of stories featuring a late Mr. Boswell, editor of a newspaper in Hades, who is communicating with our writer through his enchanted type-writer. View more info

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Westward Passage

By: Barnes, Margaret Ayer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1931

Seller ID: 001123

Condition: Very Good


Turquoise linen boards, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, 323 pages plus publishers ads in rear; faint wear at extremities, toned pages, dust jacket rubbed and edge worn with a couple of tiny edge tears, dust jacket now in protective mylar cover. The story concerns a woman who, while traveling with her current husband, meets her ex-husband whom she hasn't seen in years and who is now a successful literary figure. Margaret Ayer Barnes didn't start writing until she was forty, when she broke her back in a car accident. She took up writing apparently out of boredom during her convalescence. Six years later s... View more info

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The Heroine

By: Barrett, Eaton Stannard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Frederick A. Stokes:

Seller ID: 001027

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, blue buckram with gilt stamped titles and little gilt illustration, 364 pages, 4 pages of publishers ads; light wear at extremities, tiny tear to tail of spine, gilt to spine a little dulled, deckle edges, internally clean and sound. Attractive edition of Barrett's popular comic gothic novel. Edgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen were counted among the fans of the book. View more info

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Equality

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1897

Seller ID: CS00042

Condition: Good


Heather boards, 8x5 inches, 412 pages plus publishers list; boards are edge worn, slight foxing to pages; no dust jacket. View more info

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I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1942

Seller ID: MH00184

Condition: Very Good


207 pages, black and white line drawings throughout; yellow cloth boards with pink titling, illustrated end papers, spine slightly leans, dust jacket with just a bit of wear at extremities, spine is sunned, now in protective mylar sleeve. Illustrated by the author. From the author of the Madeline series of books. View more info

Under Twenty-Five; Duke Narrative and Verse, 1945-1962

By: Blackburn, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1963

Seller ID: CS00465

Condition: Very Good


First edition, grey cloth, 8vo, 240 pages, inscribed by editor; a clean, well kept copy; dust jacket has a small stain on front cover near spine, now protected in mylar. Inscribed by editor William Blackburn (signed Bill), to artist and author Clare Leighton (which he spells 'Claire') on front free endpaper. Includes the Anne Tyler poems 'The Saints in Caesar's Household' and 'I Never Saw Morning', appearing here in 1963 a year before her first novel was published. An attractive copy that carries some special tidbits of literary history. View more info

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Ivy Gripped the Steps & Other Stories

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi: 1946

Seller ID: CS00403

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine, 12mo, 233 pages; boards are sunned, most notable on tail of spine, pages toned, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down; dust jacket quite worn with chips and tears to extremities, toned, now protected in mylar cover. Twelve new stories by the author of "The Death of the Heart", and "The House in Paris". View more info

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Scholar Gipsies

By: Buchan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head: 1896

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: CS00074

Condition: Good


Brown cloth with dark green ribbed spine and gilt title, 8 x 5.5 inches, 205 pages, five etchings by D.Y. Cameron; boards are edge worn, mottled in several places, wrinkling along edges, decorative gilt on spine is dulled, deckle edges. This collection of literary sketches was John Buchan's second book. View more info

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Jersey Street and Jersey Lane Urban and Suburban Sketches

By: Bunner, H.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1906

Seller ID: CS00134

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial blue cloth, 7.5 x 5 inches, 201 pages, black and white illustrations throughout; boards are clean and sharp with the slightest edge wear most visible in the corners, top edge gilt, text is clean and unmarked with the exception of book seller's stamp and previous owner's bookplate on front free end paper, binding is sound; no dust jacket. View more info