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Nina
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Nina

By Ertz, Susan

New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1924. Reprint. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 326 pages. A troubled marriage affects the lives of an extended family. Blue binding with gilt titles and borders on front cover and spine. Gilt faded, cover slightly stained with darkened spine, chip in top edge of front cover, corners and spine ends bumped, interior pages tanning, former owner's names on front free end papers, binding tight.

$10.00

While the Patient Slept
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While the Patient Slept

By Eberhart, Mignon G.

Garden City, New York: The Crime Club, Inc: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 313 pages. "A dying man and the dark walls of Federie House hide the secret of many lives -- and two of two murders." Black cloth binding with red titles on front cover and spine with red emblem on front cover. Cover scuffed and spotted, some edge wear, spine slanted and faded, corners and spine ends bumped, former owner's name "Mary B. Carter" on front fixed end paper, ink notation and 1933 date on front free end paper, interior pages tanning, binding tight.

$10.00

The Plebiscite
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The Plebiscite

By Erckmann, Emile and Alexandre Chatrian

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 338 pages, illustrated with tissue protected black and white frontispiece and black and white plates. Translated from the French into English. Historical romance set in France. Blue cloth binding with imprinted border and decoration on front cover, gold titles on spine. Some spotting of cover at spine, otherwise cover is bright, some bumping of spine ends and corners, wrinking of end papers at hinge, interior pages tanning slightly, protective tissue with frontispiece intact but foxed and tanned. Former owner's stamped imprint on front free endpaper and first page of text, binding tight.

$10.00

Little Lise
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Little Lise

By DeKock, Charles Paul, Translated into English by Edith Mary Norris

New York: The Frederick J. Quinby Company, 1904. Limited ed. Hardcover. Poor/No jacket. Glackens, William. 247 pages, illustrated with tissue protected black and white plates. A once lovely edition printed on Old Stratford Paper made by Mittineague Paper Company. Limited edition, number 523 of 1000 copies. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, rough cut leading and bottom edges, gilt top edge, marbled end papers. Cover is stained and spotted with considerable scrubbing, a little fading of gilt, boards a bit warped, interior pages stained at bottom leading corners and tanning a bit, binding tight.

$40.00

The Big Fisherman
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The Big Fisherman

By Douglas, Lloyd C.

Chicago: Peoples Book Club, 1952. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/No jacket . Cornwell, Dean. 503 pages, illustrated with two-page color plates. A fictional retelling of the life of Jesus and his disciples. Red cloth binding with gilt titles on spine, color illustrated end papers. some spotting of cover, edge wear, especially at spine edges, wrinkles in spine, spine ends and corners bumped and a little frayed, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight.

$10.00

Plot It Yourself
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Plot It Yourself

By Stout, Rex

New York: Viking Press, 1959. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/poor. 183 pages. Nero Wolfe tackles a most unusual case involving famous novelists, playwrights and publishers accused of plagarism, and then the murders begin. Mint green cloth binding with red emblem on front cover and red titles on spine, red top edge. a little edge wear to cover, minor stains, crease in front cover, bumping of corners and spine ends, owner's name on front free end paper, red stain on top edge smeared into top of pages a little and stained along top of back cover interior and end papers, interior pages otherwise bright, binding tight. Red illustrated dust jacket with black and white titles on front cover and spine shows some edge wear, worming along leading edges, tear in top of spine, a little spotting, creases at corners, a little wrinkled on back cover, not clipped.

$20.00

The Need of Change
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The Need of Change

By Street, Julian

New York: John Lane Company, 1910. Early printing. Hardcover. Good +/No jacket. 79 pages, illustrated with black and white drawings. Comic story of an American couple and their visit with English gentry. Yellow cloth binding with pastedown illustration in black borders on front cover and black titles on front cover. Light edge wear, a little spotting of cover, crease in back cover leading bottom corner, corners and spine ends a little bumped, interior pages clean and lightly tanned, binding tight.

$9.00

Long Wharf
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Long Wharf

By Pease, Howard

New York: Comet Books, 1949. First edition thus. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 211 pages plus advertising, illustrated with two color drawings. A young boy is left in frontier San Francisco and finds kindness and danger as he searches for the answers to questions about his past. Illustrated red wraps with white and yellow titles on front cover and spine, comic strip description of book on back cover, red page edges, decorated end papers. Book is a little curled and bent, slant to spine, reading creases at spine, edge wear with worn corners and spine ends, crease in front cover, pockmarks at top of back cover near spine, interior pages lightly tanned, mostly at edges, binding tight.

$15.00

Polly the Pagan
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Polly the Pagan

By Anderson, Isabel

Boston: The Page Company, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/No jacket. 239 pages, color frontispiece with tissue protector intact. Foreword by Basil King. Written in the form of letters purportedly found during WWI, this book offers an unusual look at international relationships of the time. Green decorated cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine, illustrated end papers. Small stain on spine, a few spots on cover, light edge wear, mostly at spine edges, corners and spine ends a little bumped, former owner's stamp on front end papers and first page of first chapter, bookseller's label "Pearlman's Book Shop, Washington, D. C." on front fixed endpaper, interior pages bright, erased name on back of frontispiece, which is a little wrinkled, small ink notation on title page bottom binding corner, binding tight..

$40.00

The Sound of Chariots
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The Sound of Chariots

By Miller, Helen Topping

Chicago: Peoples Book Club, 1947. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 288 pages. A novel set in Tennessee during the American Revolution, just after Ferguson's defeat at King's Mountain. Yellow cloth binding with green title block and bands on spine, yellow titles on spine, maps on end papers. Some wear to cover, ring stain on front cover, edges worn, corners and spine ends bumped and a bit frayed, spine cocked and darkened, spotting, former owner's name on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.

$8.00

The Ghost Writer
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The Ghost Writer

By Harwood, John

Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc., 2004. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 369 pages. A boy falls in love with a treacherous penpal. Dark brown spine over orange boards, copper titles on spine. Light stain on front cover at bottom edge, bottom of spine a little bumped, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated orange dust jacket with gilt and black title block on front cover and white titles on front cover and spine shows minor edge wear, a little fading at spine, $25.00 price not clipped.

$12.00

The Monogram Murders
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The Monogram Murders

By Hannah, Sophie

New York: William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good +/very good. 302 pages plus list of Agatha Christie novels. An all-new mystery approved by the estate of Agatha Christie, featuring Hercule Poirot as he investigates the impossible murder of three guests at a fashionable London hotel. Stated first edition with "1" in number line. Black cloth over blue boards, copper titles on spine, decorative end papers. A little edge wear, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, a little spotting of back cover, small stain on title and facing pages, interior pages bright, binding tight. Black illustrated dust jacket with embossed gold and white titles on frotn cover and spine shows a little edge wear, minor spotting, remains of old sticker on back cover, $25.00 price not clipped.

$15.00

The Golden Spiders
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The Golden Spiders

By Stout, Red

New York: The Viking Press, 1953. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/fair. 222 pages. A street urchin hires Nero Wolfe to find a woman who begged him for help from a Cadillac. Black cloth binding with yellow spider design on front cover and yellow titles on spine. Some edge wear to cover, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, minor spotting of cover, former owner's name on front free end paper, staining of end papers, interior pages tanned, binding tight. Black illustrated dust jacket with white titles shows edge wear, small chips in edges, wrinkles and creases, holes worn at front edge of jacket near spine and folds, not clipped

$20.00

Unbidden Guests
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Unbidden Guests

By Wertenbaker, Lael

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1970. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Good +/fair. 311 pages. An island community during the depression is peaceful until the arrival of a minister who shatters the quiet and is murdered. Quarter brown cloth over orange boards with gilt titles on spine, brown end papers. A little edge wear to cover with some wrinkles along bottom edge, gilt bright, corners and spine ends a little bumped, a little spotting of end papers, interior pages bright with scattered stains, binding tight. Illustrated white dust jacket with black and white titles on front cover and black ttitles on spine is chipped and wormed at edges, remains of old stickers on front jacket, spotting, scrubbing, short tears at bottom edge, creases, not price clipped.

$15.00

The Upas Tree
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The Upas Tree

By Barclay, Florence L.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 287 pages. A young wife has a baby while her husband is in Africa and faces an evil cousin when her husband returns at Christmas. Dark blue cloth binding with decorated front cover and gold titles and decoration and gold titles on spine, color illustration frontispiece with protective tissue intact. Slight edge wear to cover, spine slightly faded with crease in bottom edge, some spotting of cover, interior pages bright, former owner's name on front and back fixed end papers, stamped on front free end paper and first page of text, a little spotting of page edges, binding tight.

$10.00

A Right to Die
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A Right to Die

By Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Book Club. Hardcover. Good +/good. 183 pages. A Nero Wolfe mystery that tackles civil rights when an African American man who helped Wolfe solve the case in Too Many Cooks asks for his help. Blue binding with black titles on front cover and spine, black top edge. A little edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, spine cocked, former owner's name on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight. Illustrated dust jacket with black titles on front cover and white titles on spine is a little soiled and spotted, shows some edge wear with small chips and tears, a few wrinkles, crease in jacket near spine, not clipped.

$10.00

Linnet
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Linnet

By Allen, Grant

New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 394 pages. Two young English tourists are enchanted by a lovely young woman of the Tyrol in this romance. Red cloth binding with gilt pictoral and black titles on front cover and gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge. Slight spotting of front cover and spine, slight tanning of pages, small frayed spot at bottom edge of front cover. Print of author and protective tissue detached from binding and laid in with a little worming along edge, binding otherwise appears tight.

$35.00

The Mother Hunt
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The Mother Hunt

By Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1963. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 182 pages. A beautiful and desperate woman comes to Nero Wolfe for help after a baby is left on her doorstep. Blue binding wht red titles block on spine and blue titles, red top edge. Very light shelf wear, a little bumping of corners and spine ends, former owner's name on front free end paper, interior pages very lightly tanned, small chip in top corner of some pages, binding tight. Illustrated white dust jacket with white titles on front cover and black titles on spine shows some edge wear, chip at top of spine, worming at bottom of spine, short tear near top of spine, tiny tear in bottom edge of front jacket, a little spotting and soiling, not clipped.

$15.00

And Be a Villain
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And Be a Villain

By Stout, Rex

New York: The Viking Press, 1948. Book Club. Hardcover. Good +/good. 216 pages. Nero Wolfe investigates when a race-track tout is poisoned with cyanide during a radio program. Green cloth binding with darker green titles and band on front cover and spine. Light edge wear, bumping of corners and spine ends, minor spotting, interior pages tanned, binding tight. Black and white dust jacket with red and black titles shows some edge wear with chipping, creases, a little tanning, soiling along spine of jacket, corners clipped.

$10.00

The Bullet Trick
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The Bullet Trick

By Welsh, Louise

New York: Canongate, 2006. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 363 pages. First American edition with "1" in the number line. A thriller set against the seedy glamor of the burlesque scene. Red cloth binding with black titles on spine, black end papers. Book is in very good condition with minor shelf wear, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated red and black dust jacket with yellow and white titles on front cover and spine also shows little wear, not price clipped.

$10.00

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