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The Fireside Book of Ghost Stories, Edited

By Wagenknecht, Edward, Editor

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1947. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Chappell. Book of 593 stories, ten chapters, 42 selections from Chaucer to August Derleth, all clean unmarked pages, with decorations by Warren Chappell; book is in strong binding and square, though green cover shows tide line indicating book sweat, happens when stored in hot attic, no damage but unsightly, causing us to sell as the best READING COPY you are likely to find. You may return any book for full refund. OVL downs 14


Ghosts:A Drama In Three Acts

By Ibsen, Henrik

New York: Walter H. Baker, 1900. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Paperback 90 pages of a play by Ibsen but translated by William Archer, who chooses "Ghosts" as the title though it more closesly suggests "again-goers" or spirits that walk. Action takes place at Mrs. Alving's Country house beside one of the fiords in Norway. Age toned pages though complete, and a nice piece of memorabilia. shel 16


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By Gibbs, A. Hamilton

Little, Brown & Co., 1926. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hardback book of 295 clean, unmarked pages in a book of strong binding, and square. Black bookcloth, bold red lettering. Head and tail of spine show slight wear. Fading to black bookcloth. Inscribed, signed by owner. A young veteran of WWI comes home, disillusioned about the need for war and its cost in lives, and although decorated for bravery, finds that American social promoters use "labels" to manipulate feeling and dedication, and that while he was termed "heroic" his brother was labeled a "slacker", he was envious of the brother's outlook and philosophy and distrustful of social promoters. A Jazz Age novel, akin to writings of F.Scott Fizgerald. shel 16. You may return any book for full refund.


A Breath Of Air

By Godden, Rumer

New York: Viking Press, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Copyrighted 1950, Published by Viking 1951: FIRST EDITION. Book in strong binding and square, 280 spanking clean unmarked pages. The Dust Jacket shows orig $3.00 price on flap, also shows fading to colors, edgewear, rubbing from handling and shelving, one closed tear. Dust Jacket art by George Salter. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. OVL


The River

By Rumer Godden

Viking Adult, 1946. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. Hardback pub Oct 1946, stated "First Edition", in strong binding, and square. Maroon bookcloth in beautiful condition, bold gold on spine. 176 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages. Dust Jacket by Oscar Ogg shows orig $2 price on flap, rubbing from handling and shelving, spine faded. Story of a child growing up in India. shel 31


Take Three Tenses: A Fugue In Time

By Godden, Rumer

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1945. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. Hardback book in strong binding, beige bookcloth, no loose or missing pages, and no marks. Book Jacket shows orig $2 price on flap, also shows severe chipping from head of spine, edgewear, fair condition. Godden's first novel with an English setting, a British family chronicled in one hundred years, the past,present, and future. shel 31



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The Remains of the Day A Novel

By Kazuo Ishiguro

New York: Knopf, 1989. 4th American Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardback Book in strong, straight binding, 245 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages. Blue/black bookcloth showing only slight handwear. Dust Jacket shows orignal $18.95 price on jacket flap, remarkably well preserved, showing only handwear. You may return any book for full refund. shel 2



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The Corner That Held Them: A 14th Century English Convent is created, intricately described in a small town in England: A Novel

By Warner, Sylvia Townsend

New York: Viking Press, 1948. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. First published in the UK in 1938, this is the first American Edition. Book in strong, straight binding, maroon bookcloth, silver lettering on spine and front cover. 367 clean pages, no marks. Dust Jacket shows $3 price on flap, also shows handwear, edgewear, fading in colors, and a nun on cover ringing the convent bell. Set in England in 1351, a wealthy family endows a nunnery of 12 nuns, plus one priest, Roman Catholic as a service to passing strangers, the village poor, and to give absolution, hear confession, assign penance. Jealousy, ambition, even a "quiet" murder transpires as well as joyous holy days and celebrations. Townsend describes the intricate roles and offices of a convent, and the reaction of the townspeople, quite revealing. You may return any book for full refund. OVL shel 13. also 9608


I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!

By Bemelmans, Ludwig

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Bemelmans. Hardback FIRST EDITION book in strong, straight binding, yellow bookcloth with pink pictorial by Bemelmans, endpapers are a drawing of the NORMANDIE, a luxury liner that plied the waters between the U.S. and Europe, and which is the object of the triple I LOVE YOU! Well, actually there were women, children, and wine and the city of Paris, the country of France which were the objects of his love also, and this account covers them all, with the inimitable art work of Ludwig Bemelmans. A romance in 207 clean, white unmarked pages. OVL downs 18. No jacket.


The Mountain and Other Stories Sketches and Stories were earlier published in a small book entitled "EIGHT O'CLOCK", long out of print

By Ervine, St. John G

New York: Macmillan, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hardback, in strong, straight binding, no loose or missing pages and no marks. Orange colored bookcloth, gold titling , still looking fresh and attractice. Stories include: The Mountain, The Conjuror, Old mrs. Cliford, The Blind Man, Retirement, Derelicts, Adventure and 15 others. The Conjuror is a favorite mountain character, the lore not complete without the subject. downs 12. You may return any book for full refund.



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I Love You, I Love You, I Love You

By Bemelmans, Ludwig

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Hardback book in strong binding, and square with Bemelman's drawings throughout, including clean illustrations on endpapers and front board and spine. Spine is faded. Yellow bookcloth, pink lettering. 207 clean, white unmarked pages. No Jacket. downs 17


The Birth of A Grandfather

By Sarton, May

New York: Rinehart & Co., 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Signed by Author. Hardback. Book in strong binding, and square, no loose or missing pages and no marks except the distinctive signature of Author May Sarton. Book in yellow cloth spine/gray bookcloth, bright and bold since protected all these years by a Dust jacket showing original price of $3.75 on jacket flap. Jacket shows handwear from rubbing and shelving and edgewear, but nicely preserved, now in mylar cover for the ages. Pages age toned, acidic paper. Circle R on copyright page signifies Rinehart FIRST EDITION. The birth of a grandchild precipitates such a change in the reserved grandfather as to be deemed a "birth" in itself. A Novel. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. You may return any book for full refund. Shel 2


RATKING: A NOVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE

By Dibdin, Michael

New York: Bantam Book, 1989. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. This book is in Near Fine conditon, 266 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages in a Dust Jacket showing original $15.95 price, and also showing slight edgewear, rubbing from handling and shelving,nicely preserved. A tale of crime in modern Italy involving human rats, despicable people, objectionable politics. OVL shel 5


THE NIGHT MANAGER

By John Le Carre

New York: Knopf, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. This book, in grey bookcloth/ gold stamping is in near flawless condition, strong binding, and square, no marks to 429 impeccably clean, white pages, has become a modern classic. A stated FIRST EDITION. The Dust Jacket shows orig $24 price on jacket flaw, and shows only modest wear, slight fading to colors. OVL shel 5


The Yearling

By Rawlings, Marjories Kinnan

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Edward Shenton. Pub by Scribner's, New York, First Edition with "A" on copyright page denoting First Edition. In strong binding and square, 428 clean, unmarked pages in original binding showing considerable soiling to white cloth/green lettering with decorated cover showing a young boy holding a small deer, by Shenton, who did all the illustrations. Rough cut foredges. downs 14


Anthills of the Savannah

By Chinua Achebe

New York: Doubleday, 1988. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Am Edition, book is in almost new condition: purple spine, orange boards, all clean, unmarked pages. In Dust Jacket showing original $16.95 price on flap, also showing slight edgewear, one small closed tear, very bright, now in mylar cover for the ages. Nicely preserved. A novel about politics in the fictional West African nation of Kanga--a place very much like late 20th-century Nigeria. 216 pp. You may return any book for full refund. Downs 14



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The Yiddish Policemen's Union A Novel

By Michael Chabon

Harpercollins, 2007. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Near Fine. FIRST EDITION stated. Book and Jacket in near pristine condition. Slight bumping to bottom of spine. A classic. You may return any book for full refund. shel 16



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Jennifer Lorn: A Sedate Extravaganza (Complete herein in 3 books)

By Wylie, Elinor

New York: George H. Doran, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Woodcuts. First Edition. Book in strong binding, and square, no marks to 302 pages, rough-cut foredges, marbeled boards with clear distinct lettering on spine. Light brown color, with woodcut illustrations. Illuminating episodes in the lives of The Hon. Gerald Poynyard and his Bride. A Romance. Top edge dyed. Downs 4



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The Bourne Ultimatum

By ROBERT LUDLUM

New York: Random House, 1990. Stated First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Stated FIRST EDITION Book in flawless condition, all impeccably clean white unmarked pages in a Dust Jacket showing handwear, some edgewear, original $21.95 price on flap. Very handsome. Shel 5 OVL



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The Wept of Wish-ton-Wish

By Cooper, James Fenimore

W.A. Townsend, 1859. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST EDITION of 1859, Book has just been rebound at our in-house Bindery on Cape Cod, offered here for the first time anywhere since the restoration. See image. 474 clean, unmarked pages in book of strong binding, and square. Two engravings as frontispieces, one showing the Rev. Mark Heatcote pleading for God's presence as he attempted to "establish his altars" in the wilderness of what became Connecticut, and a second showing battle with the Indians, which resulted in many deaths, one marked with a monument that read "The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish." Drawings by F.O.C. Darley throughout. Shel 6


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