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TWO STORIES [ SIGNED ]

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Elkin Matthews: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39040

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 43 pages; clean and tight in original patterned boards with blue cloth spine in matching dustjacket. One of 530 autographed copies, of which 500 were for sale. OCLC: 702351894 Scarce in this condition. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE RUTHLESS INNOCENT

By: Balfour, Patrick ; [ Lord Kinross ]

Price: $49.94

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40190

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Some minor wear at head and heel of spine - quite a nice copy of this scarce novel by Lord Kinross (his first published book). John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and other works on Islamic history. Educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, he became first a journalist and later a writer of history and travel books. During the Second World W... View more info

First Editions - List 193 and List 193A

By: Barnes & Noble

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42090

Condition: Good


22 pages; This sixteen page catalogue along with the six page supplement lists collectible books offered for sale by Barnes & Noble in 1939; it was mimeographed on legal size paper, stapled at upper left corner and folded in the middle. There is one tear to the first sheet and general age toning and dust soiling. A fascinating survivor of an earlier era of book collecting. Though in our current age of ever-declining prices for run-of-the-mill First Editions, there are... View more info

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SECRETS AND SURPRISES - Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann ; [SIGNED ]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40921

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 307 pages; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep. Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THIS IS THE TOWN

By: Bellah, James Warner

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39061

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper with a 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge & a bit of wear at head of spine. Happy Shannon goes to New York City and is partakes of the glamorous night life. The author James W. Bellah was an aviator in both World War I and World War II. Several of his stories were made into films by John Ford. Some of these include Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Furthermore, he wrote screenplays for Ford including The Man Who Shot... View more info

POEMS

By: Berryman, John

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Norfolk, New Directions: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41219

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The Poet of the Month; Berryman's First Book. 1/1500 copies. Stapled tan card covers with light blue printed outer wrappers. Wrappers toned at spine and edges, mild offsetting to endpapers. OCLC: 500870; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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HE WHO RIDES A TIGER

By: Bhattacharya, Bhabani

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Angus & Robertson: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38797

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


232 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket. View more info

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THE SHADOW ON THE DIAL

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: $84.94

Publisher: San Francisco, A. M. Robertson: 1909

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40225

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Clean and tight in original green cloth binding in edgeworn, dustjacket with some chips and a short tear at outer corner. Cloth mildly faded at spine and edges. Endpapers age toned. A nice example of the first edition in the scarce dustjacket. Contents: Preface.--The shadow on the dial.--Civilization.--The game of politics.--Some features of the law.--Arbitration.--Industrial discontent.--Crime and its correctives.--The death penalty.--Religion.--Immortality.--Opportu... View more info

HER WANTON MAJESTY [w/ Dustjacket]

By: Botkin, Gleb

Price: $44.94

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41214

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


309 pages; Green cloth binding with black lettering in lascivious pictorial dustjacket. Scarce dustjacket very chipped and worn at edges. Gleb Botkin (1900-1969) grew up in the Russian Imperial Court where his father Eugene was a physician to the royal Romanov monarchy After his father was executed along with the Romanovs at the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg, Botkin fought on the side of the counter-revolutionary forces in Russia. As the outcome of the war became evide... View more info

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THE TIME OF FRIENDSHIP

By: Bowles, Paul

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38829

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Clean and tight in original white and red cloth binding in nice dustjacket. Bowles first short story collection after THE DELICATE PREY (1950). The preoccupations which have marked his fiction - the illuminations and deceit of friendship, the shifting line between illusion and reality, the energies of youth and the sadnesses of age, the transformations in the psyche induced by kif smoking - are all present with a force and vision which, at times, brings the reader to his... View more info

ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE, FOR 1927, AND YEARBOOK OF AMERICAN POETRY

By: Braithwaite, William Stanley ; [SIGNED]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, B. J. Brimmer Co: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41195

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Inscribed and SIGNED by Braithwaite on the half-title to Mr. and Mrs. Mather and Bill. Also a Christmas card laid-in to the Mathers and their children from Stanley (Braithwaite) dated 1935. Clean and tight in original binding of brown cloth over brown boards with title labels at spine and front board. Labels a bit rubbed. Poetry anthology including works by Countee Cullen, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and others.; Signed by Editor; Experience the pleasure o... View more info

The Da Vinci Code - A Novel [First Edition, First Printing]

By: Brown, Dan

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40778

ISBN: 0385504209

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


5 p.l. & 454 pages; Publisher's black cloth-backed boards, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket with raised letters, and price intact at the center top of the front flap: "U.S. $24.95/Canada $37.95" This is a very nice copy of the first printing of the first edition of one of the runaway best sellers of our time. It has all the points of issue which indicate its status as a first. [9-1/2" tall; complete number-line and statement "First Edition" on ... View more info

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LA SAISIAZ - The Two Poets of Croisic

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38843

Condition: Near Fine


x, 202, 2 pages; (Broughton A108) Clean and tight in original binding of bevelled green cloth with tripled borders & gilt lettering. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

FIFINE AT THE FAIR

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41202

Condition: Very Good


171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and bevelled boards, bordered in black. Short (1") closed tear in half title; some minor wear at spine ends and lower corners. Quite a nice example of this Browning first edition. OCLC: 339728; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THERE ARE NO TREES INSIDE THE PRISON

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Brunswick, Blackberry Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37040

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and secure in original printed wrappers, front wrapper faintly toned at top edge. OCLC: 21739212 Typed poem titled "Bravado" laid in with manuscript note at bottom -- "Pop! do you like this?" For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed it... View more info

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FLOW

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Austin, Cold Mountain: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37041

ISBN: 0915496003

Condition: Near Fine


23 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. One of a limited edition of only 700 copies. OCLC: 1386109 For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic ... View more info

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THIS VERY EARTH [ First Edition ]

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40709

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in wonderful lurid dustjacket (price-clipped) designed by Robert Graves. A classic of mid-20th century Southern literature, this "sordid, tragic story, told with Caldwell's horrifying clarity of perception." Erskine Caldwell (1903 – 1987) was an American novelist and short story writer from Georgia. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in the American South won critical acclaim, but alienated hi... View more info

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The Infidel Stain

By: Carter, M.J.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2016

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40022

ISBN: 0399171681

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Blake and Avery Novel; 432 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's binding in very nice bright dustjacket. A richly detailed and smartly plotted novel that firmly establishes Carter as an authentic voice in the world of historical crime. London, 1841. Returned from their adventures in India, Jeremiah Blake and William Avery have both had their difficulties adapting to life in Victorian England. Moreover, time and distance have weakened the close bond between t... View more info

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THE SWORD IN THE SOUL [in scarce dustjacket]

By: Chauvire, Roger ; Ernest Boyd ; James Atephens

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40634

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


291 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with red lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front cover in very good dustjacket with toning at spine and some edgewear. Translated by Ernest Boyd. With a Preface by James Stephens. Chauvire has described Ireland and the Irish with a depth of feeling and understanding rarely equalled .... [he] has wrought the soul of Ireland in this book -- its inner strife, its song and charm, the dynamic urge of ... View more info

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ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

By: Chesterton, G. K.

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, John Lane: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38477

Condition: Very Good


vi, 295 pages; Former owner's name on front endpaper and titlepage, clean and secure in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Quite a nice example of this scarce first edition with a few minor flaws: cloth rubbed at top edge of front board, small light spot on rear board, rear endpaper repaired. OCLC: 4703630 Thirty-five essays on miscellaneous subjects, such as human nature, current affairs, science and religion. Essays include C... View more info