RECENT ARRIVALS in Fiction From Stubtoebooks
By McLaverty, Michael
New York: Devin-Adair Co, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Sister irena Uptegrove, OSB. Book in green bookcloth/gold titling/Pictorial cover in strong binding and square, no marks to 192 pages, 9 stories, notable woodblock illustrations by Sister Irena Uptegrove, of the Order of Sisters. The Dust Jacket has protected well its contents, shows orig $2.75 price, shows fading, edgewear, but stil in remarkably good condition. Stories of Ireland, including one about poteen. OVL shel 6. You may return any book for full refund.
By Updike, John
Knopf, 1960.1970. Hardcover. Good. Two books by John Updike, have lost their brightness, now Reading Copies but probably the best of this ilk one will find. BECH is a stated FIRST EDITION, in orange bookcloth, some fading and wear. Rabbit, Run was published in 1960, date appearing on title page and copyright page, though not a stated first edition. Interior of both is clean, pages are unmarked. Both appear soiled and worn from outside. Important: there is no lean or cant to either book. downs 9.
By James Ellroy
New York: Mysterious Press, 1988. Stated First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardback/with DJ. Book is in strong binding and square, no cocking to spine, no loose or missing pages and no marks to 406 clean white pages. Blue bookcloth/silver lettering on spine only. Dark blue endpapers have no marks, signatures or bookplates. Dust Jacket showing original $17.95 price on jacket flap. Jacket shows rubbing from handling, scratches, edgewear. still bright and attractive. Now in mylar cover for the ages. downs 13
By Walsh, Maurice
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A stated FIRST EDITION in bright yellow bookcloth/blue lettering on spine, in 256 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages. In bright yelllow Dust Jacket showing orig price of $2.75 on jacket flap. Scene from the novel on front of jacket, an absorbing romantic tale by a master story teller. You may return any book for full refund.
By Walsh, Maurice
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Hardback w/ Dust Jacket. Book of 246 clean, unmarked pages, in strong binding and square. Green bookcloth/brown lettering on spine. Nicely protected by a Dust Jacket with pictorial cover scene from book, and Author Walsh fly fishing in photo on the rear of the jacket. Jacket shows handwear, closed tears, now repaired and in mylar cover for the ages. An Irish feud between two families, cursed by jealousy,envy, more land and household than either can afford, and fueled by too much Irish whiskey forms the background of this lusty romance, adventure novel by a veteran Irish novelist.
By Hall, Adam
New York: Doubleday, 1975. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardback by Doubleday, 1975. A stated FIRST EDITION, 226 impeccably clean white unmarked pages in a book of strong binding, yellow/brown bookcloth bright and clean. Dust Jacket shows orig $7.95 price on jacket flap, also shows rubbing from handling and shelving. Foot of book spine bumped. You may return any book for full refund. OVL downs 31
By Burroughs, Edgar Rice
New York: Metropolitan Press, 1930. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket as issued. Book just rebound in black bookcloth/red labels, offered here for the first time since restoration by Stubtoebooks Bindery on Cape Cod. Copyright 1930 by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., New York. 301 pages.Flaws:p. 159 has ink drawngs at bottom of page. Frontispiece is missing. In this episode by Burroughs, Tarzan leaves the jungle to aid search of a scientist, lost while investigating the earth's core by entering a corridor from the North Pole. Tarzan summons his considerable wits and a jungle tribe to effect that rescue. A very handsome copy since the rebinding. See image. Shel 4. You may return any book for full refund.
By Don DeLillo
New York: Scribner, 2007. Hardcover. Very Good/very good +. First Edition in impeccable condition. No flaws. Dust Jacket showing orig$26 price on flap, and showing only slightest wear.Shel 6. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one.
By Gellhorn, Martha
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. With capital "A" signifying FIRST EDITION, book is in strong binding and square, no loose or missing pages. 325 clean, unmarked page novel by a war correspondent/journalist whom the London Daily Telegraph called "the greatst war correspondent of the 20th century', was present at practically every point of action in WWII. War novels are usually written by men. Here Gellhorn writes a novel of romance, danger, war, men at war. Married to Ernest Hemingway 1940-1945. Here she takes her place in the foremost rank of American novelists. DUST JACKET shows orig $3.00 price, also Author's tall, lean presence on back cover, some fading to color, edgewear, now in mylar cover. Shel 17
By Whitcomb, Catharine
New York: Doubleday, 1949. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. A stated FIRST EDITION of a book in strong, straight binding, black bookcloth, red lettering on spine, lime green endpapers, no marks anywhere.Dust Jacket with slight edgewear and dimming colors, shows original price of $3.00. Story covers 15 years in life of Kate, who struggles to free herself from the mold of fears and frustrations caused by her father. She was an angry child but not defeated. She grew up, married still struggling to find the "door to the garden" of personal freedom. A good insight into ignorance of those years for people who struggled with personal problems, for which there were no therapies and little acknowledgment. Shel 6. OVL. You may return any book for full refund.
By Rader, Paul
Fleming H. Revell, 1932. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. This copy NOT inscribed. Book in strong binding, and square. 288 clean, unmarked pages. Blue bookcloth with big bug illustration on front cover, looks like a large tick. Book and illustration suggest that Hollywood movies are like the bite of a tick, it poisons the system, robs of energy, is fatal to the spirit. A novel about the corrupting nature of Hollywood by an evangelist, who also used the talking media to get his message acorss. Flaws; fading esp to spine, front fly leaf removed to remove owner's name. A scarce copy. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. You may return any book for full refund. Shel 6
By Faulkner, William
New York: Random House, 1962. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. A stated FIRST PRINTING on copyright page, no other publishing info appears. 305 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages, in a book of strong binding, and square, rough cut edges, top edge dyed red. One edge rough. Red bookcloth now faded and mottled, splotchy, all gold titling distinct. Mustard colored endpages, one of which shows it was once in a Lending Library that would charge 14 cents if overdue 14 days. From another time, though the author seems timeless. No Jacket. Shel 18.
By Jacobs, W.W
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Will Owen. FIRST EDITION of Jacob's sea-and-land tales of back when men went to sea, visited places that can only be imagined, and brought back trinkets, tales but little money for the womenfolk who had stayed behind in support and in hope, but were most often disappointed. But it was life, and that's the way it played out. Here are 14 new stories by noted story teller W.W. Jacobs and supported by the best Illustrator of the time: Will Owen. Book of 341 clean, unmarked pages in a book of strong binding, pictorial cover of a seaman sitting on a bench surveying the waterfrontand recalling his sailing days. Book cover is quite mottled, discolored, but strong and straight in its binding. Owner left signature. Shel 14.
By Williams, Ben Ames
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1944. First Edition, 2nd Issue. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. First Edition, 2nd Issue as indicated by copyright date of 1944, absence of any date on title page but showing "A Wartime Book" on flap, with red eagle, and A Literary Guild Selection, also showing orig price of $2.50, crimson red bookcloth with bold, black lettering, obviiously never outside the Dust jacket, which has stood up remarkably well, showing slight edgewear but preserving our heroine stretching her arms to the sky admirably. Author Williams in oil painting by Arthur Pope on rear flap. Williams blurb appears on rear of jacket. Title page in two colors: red and black. 429 impeccably clean pages. No marks anywhere. Nicely preserved War Time copy. A very collectable copy in this condition. We are reducing our stock by reducing our prices, like this one. She 3 You may return any book for full refund for any reason, or no reason
By William Boyd
New York: William Morrow & Co, 1990. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition.First Printing. Hardcover. Winner of the 1990 James Tait Black Memorial Prize in England. Novel told in first person by Hope Clearwater who lived on Brazzaville Beach, off the coast of Africa. Boyd is one of the most readable novelists of this century. Book in strong binding. 316 impeccably clean white pages. Shel 6
By Glasgow, Ellen
New York: Doubleday Page, 1904. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Book is in strong binding, and square, no loose or missing pages, and no marks. 543 pages. Crimson colored bookcloth with gold titling on spine and front board clear and distinct. Book nicely preserved for over 100 years. Glasgow's time has passed, but she wrote with a clarity and a directness, sparing of language that reflected the best of the writers then or since. Shel 6
By Marquand, John P
New York: Modern Library, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 1940, Modern Library, with Jacket. Book in strong, straight binding, blue bookcloth protected nicely all these years by a colorful Dust Jacket. 354 pages plus complete list of Modern Library publications included at the end. A Pulitzer Prize novel. Shel 6 You may return any book for full refund.
By Cather, Willa
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Clarence Underwood. Hardcover. Copyright date:1913; Published June, 1913 (from copyright page)..Book of 309 clean, unmarked pages in strong, straight binding, no cocking to spine, no loose or missing pages. Frontispiece color illustration of "Alexandra" by Underwood, with tissue front. There was a first-run of 2,000 with 1913 on title page and verso. This book is an early printing. Period following publisher at foot of spine, touching he "o". "Chince-bugs" on p. 60, later corrected to "chinch-bugs". Author's first novel. The early hard years of living in Nebraska. Title from Whitman's poem lauding those courageous settlers of midwestern plains. In beige cross weave bookcloth Flaws: white spot on spine, owner left sig on front fly leaf. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. You may return any book for full refund. shel 12
By Heller, Joseph
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book Club. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Book in blue bookcloth/white lettering on spine, in strong binding, and square, no loose or missing pages and no marks of any kind in or on the book. Printing info on copyright page shows 1961 copyright, no other infomation. Dust Jacket shows 1935 on jacket flap and "BookClub Edition". No embossed symbol on rear bottom of book usually indicating BCE.Endpages are white but show slight discoloration. Jacket shows almost no wear, just that from handling and shelving. Unusually well preserved jacket and book. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. You may return any book for full refund for any reason. Shel 16 OVL
By Burgess, Anthony
New York: Knopf, 1971. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good. Book in strong binding and square, off-white linen bookcloth. 242 impeccably clean white, unmarked pages. We are reducing our stock by reducing our prices, like this FIRST EDITION copy. Shel 6