RECENT ARRIVALS in Fiction From Stubtoebooks
By Faulkner, William
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 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 emossed 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
By Kingsley Amis
New York: Summit Books, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/very good. Book in strong, handsome binding, with Dust Jacket nicely protected by mylar cover. A Reading Copy only since it is a library discard, but probably the best of its kind you are likely to find. There is only one kind of Kingsley Amis wit! Shel 6
By Marston, William Moulton
New York: Sears, 1932. Not stated. Hardcover. Very Good. Book of 499 clean, unmarked pages in a book of strong binding and square. In crimson coarse bookcloth with distnct black lettering on front cover and spine. Front fly leaf excised to remove a name. Rubbing from handling and shelving. Head and tail of spine shows fraying. Deckled foredges. Julius Caesar claimed the goddess Venus in his ancestry, and vowed to build a statue in her honor and memory before one battle, and from there incoporated here in every battle, and the very destiny of Rome. He had many wives,concubines, even female advisers. This is a story of his relations with women. A rare copy. Shel 15
By Tracy, Honor
London: Methuen & Co., 1958. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Book in strong binding, and square, no marks of any kind. Blue Bookcloth/silver lettering. FIRST EDITION. BOOK JACKET shows fading to spine, rubbing from shelving and handling. Downs 2
By Miss Read
Houghton Mifflin, 1965. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. J.S. Goodall. Two volumes for price of one. Over The Gate is in strong binding and square, no marks anywhere, in red maroon bookcloth, with Dust Jacket showing pictorial of Miss Read waving to children coming up the lane, over the gate, $4 price on jacket flap. First American Edition stated. 2) The Christmas Mouse is ex library, with stamps, with very good, bright Dust jacket showing $4.95 price on flap, A Reading Copy only, but the best you will find of this kind. Also First American Editon. Downs 2
By Owen Meredith (Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton)
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. Leather_bound. Good. Engravings. Book in polished maroon calf leather, slight edgewear and wear to spine but gold titling is as bright on front cover and spine as the day it was first turned out in Boston in 1883. 34 engraved illustrations. book is complete. Front board has pulled away from spine, now re glued. Strong, straight binding. A book length poem, following Shakespeare, Victorian in character in that it is a tale of a beautiful self-sacrificing heroine in 309 pages, clean, white pages. Gold foredges bright,keen. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. Shel 6
By Bernard Malamud
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1971. 5th Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Book in strong binding and square, no loose or missing pages, and no marks to 230 pages. In flawless crimson bookcloth, nicely protected by a DUST JACKET showing orig $6.95 price on flap and showing rubbing from handling and shelving. Top edge dyed black. Deckled foredges. Now in mylar cover. Malamud's photo is on rear cover. SIGNED by Author on front fly leaf. Called "a compact and explosive work, may well be Malamud's best novel." Set in the islands, sea breezes, but trouble among the races over literary ambitions. Shel 6
By Stevenson, James
New York: Macmillan, 1963. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very Good. This book is in strong, straight binding, a novel of 278 clean, unmarked pages, in green/blue bookcloth, showing only slight fading, a ding to front gutter, nicely preserved chronicling the doings of the summer crowd of an upscale place not unlike Cape Cod and Nantucket. There's a lot going on and veteran people watcher-writer James Stevenson catches the humor and the pathos of it all. A scarce title. T op edge dyed pink. Former owner left name label on ffl. A stated FIRST PRINTING. No jacket. downs 4 You may return any book for full refund.
By Carey, Peter
New York: Knopf, 2000. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. Book of 350 impeccably clean pages, deckled edges, in strong binding and square. Dust jacket shows only slightest wear, very colorful, and shows orig $25 price on jacket flap. An Australian legendary man on the run while the full force of the law sought him and eventually caught and hanged him. What this outlaw wanted more than anything was to free his Mother from jail, which he never accomlished, and whose gallows and fate he joined. Author Carey writes a sympathetic history of this desparate man and his doomed mother. Downs 16
By Walsh, Maurice
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1952. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Book is in strong binding, and square, no marks to 245 clean pages. Nine short stories by an Irish master of romantic fiction. Green tweedy bookcloth, bright and pert because protected all these years by a Dust Jacket showing ori $3.00 price on jacket flap, also showing little wear, slight fading to spine, and small chipping and closed tear on rear cover. Shel 16. We are reducing our inventory by reducing our prices, like this one. You may return any book for full refund for any reason, or no reason.
By Green, Henry
New York: Viking Press, 1950. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/good. Book in strong binding, and square. 254 impeccably clean, white unmarked pages. Green/blue coated bookcloth, gold stamping on spine, nicelly protected these 60 years by a Dust Jacket, showing $3 orig FIRST AMERICAN EDITION price, on front flap. Blue/blue Dust Jacket shows edgewear, closed tear, fading to spine, now in mylar cover. A day in the life of an old man, a girl's school in England, two girls go missing. Green's 7th in the chronology of novels. Downs 23
By Green, Henry
New York: Viking Press, 1950. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Book is in strong binding, and square, no loose or missing pages, and no marks to 248 pages. Light Green bookcloth w/ darker green stampiing on spine and front board. Slight fading to green cloth. Top edge dyed green. No jacket. A second printing of the First American Edition of this Green novel centering on an Irish Country house staff, noticeably upset and suspicious of the other staff members, pending the outcome of WWII. One of Green's notable 9 novels before became deaf, alcoholic and agaraphobic. Downs 23 OVL
By Irving, Washington
New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1916. Stiff Wraps. Very Good. Book in stiff wrappers, small format, 4x7 inches, 94 pages. These stories first appeared in Irving's Sketchbook: Christmas, The Stage Coach, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, The Christmas Dinner. Light blue cover, tied together with ribbon. shel 2