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Ship of Fools

By Porter, Katherine Anne

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1962. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. FIRST EDITION stated on copyright page, book of 497 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages in book of strong binding, bright yellow bookcloth, marbeled endpapers, pictorial spine, Porter's facsimile signature on front cover. Deckled foredges. The Dust Jacket shows rubbing from handling and shelving, slight edgewear and fading, also shows orig $6.50 price on jacket flap. shel 16



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As Music and Splendor

By O'Brien, Kate

New York: Harper & Bros., 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Hardback novel of 346 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages in a book of strong binding, and square; gray/green bookcloth with gold stamping on spine. Dust Jacket shows pictorial of scene in Rome, where this novel takes, of opera novices and their coupling of romance as they ascend to operatic heights. Jacket shows orig $4.50 price, also shows chipping to spine and fading,now in mylar cover. Author Kate O'Brien, born in Ireland 1897-1971, traveled and wrote widely across Europe before settling inCounty Galway. Her 9th and last novel. shel 31



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For One Sweet Grape

By O'Brien, Kate

New York: Doubleday, 1946. First Edition. Very Good. FIRST EDITION hardback novel, stated first edition on copyright page, a book of 340 clean, white unmarked pages, maroon bookcloth, a novel of romance with setting in Spain, by Irish-born writer Kate O'Brien 1897-1971, her 7th novel. In Dust Jacket showing orig $2,75 price on flap, also showing chipping to spine, edgewear, fading to colors, now in mylar cover. Shel 31



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Pray For The Wanderer

By O'Brien, Kate

New York: Doubleday, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. woodcut. FIRST EDITION hardback novel. Book of 309 very clean, white unmarked pages, though front fly leaf neatly removed to remove a name. Dark blue bookcloth, with gold stamping on spine, quite faded but still lelgible. Novel of a world-wanderer returning to Ireland, a bit like author Kate O'Brien 1897-1971, with history of banned books in Ireland and Spain, who returns after many years, penniless, to County Galway to live out her years. Her 4th novel. No jacket. You may return any book for full refund. shel 31


Mary Levelle

By O'Brien, Kate

New York: Book League of Am., 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. First Edition Hardback Novel of 336 clean, unmarked pages in a book of strong, straight binding, bright orange bookcloth with pictorial on cover. Book Jacket shows the main character, Mary Levelle with backdrop of Spain, the setting for this love st ory. Jacket shows chipping to spine, edgewear, fading, now in mylar cover. O'Brien was Irish born novelist, playwright, lived 1897-1974. All her novels have an edge, occasioned by subject matter re. female sexuality, for which some of her novels were banned, in Ireland and in Spain. Top edge dyed red. shel 31



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Revolutionary Road

By Yates, Richard

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1961. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition (stated), Author's first book. Book in strong binding, and square, no loose or missing pages and no marks of any kind anywhere. Just rebound in light blue bookcloth/ black label on spine with gold stamping, offered here for the first time since the rebinding. See image. Chosen by Time as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Adapted in 2008 to film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. shel 15. You may return any book for full refund.


The Hemingway Reader

By Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 652 clean, unmarked pages in a book of strong binding, and square, black bookcloth/purple lettering on spine and front board. A READING COPY but probably the best you will find of its ilk. Selections from H's major works. You may return any book for full refund. shel 17


The Collected Stories of William Faulkner

By Faulkner, William

New York: Random House, 1950. Stated First printing. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Book in strong binding though appearing worn, a READING COPY, but probably the best of its ilk you will find. 46 short stories. 900 clean, white unmarked pages except owner left bookplate on ffl. Confederate gray bookcloth/blue panel on spine shows title and author clearly. Stated "First Printing" but also BCE dot on rear cover. 17


Rest And Be Thankful

By MacInnes, Helen

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1949. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Book of 368 spanking clean, white pages, in strong binding, with slight cant; beige bookcloth with pictorial on cover, red lettering on spine and front cover. Stated First Edition copyright page. MacInnes is the master of European mysteries, here repairs to Wyoming and deals with cowboys. shel 6


Under The Eye of the Storm, Signed and Inscribed by the Author, John Hersey

By Hersey, John

New York: Knopf, 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. 245 clean unmarked pages in book in strong binding, and square, green/blue bookcloth, pictorial cover. FIRST EDITION stated, signed and inscribed by the Author, "at Yale, June 1967", in slightly worn Dust Jacket,design by George Salter, edgewear, one chip from foot of spine. Novel of two couples on a sailboat off Edgartown, facing a real storm. Shel 6


Neither Five Nor Three

By MacInnes, Helen

New York: Harcourt Brace, 1951. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Hardback FIRST EDITON book in strong, straight binding, gray weave/blue bookcloth, 340 clean, unmarked pages. Dust Jacket pictorial of NY business office, site of this story of a woman who falls in love with a man she only begins to know, and who holds dangers for her and the country. $3.00 price on jacket flap. Jacket shows handwear but nicely preserved, MacInnes picture on back of jacket,now in mylar cover. Shel 6



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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

By Verne, Jules

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Hardback book in strong binding and square, no loose or missing pages, and no marks in the book. 407 clean, unmarked pages. In blue bookcloth with pictorial showing the sea and the underwater craft that is the principal prop in this under-the-seas tale. . Age-toning to several pages. Wear to head and tail of spine, and some discoloring to the exterior of the book. shel 6


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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Labels

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: 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 Viking Press Editionof 1948.. 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.


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