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The Happy Hollisters At Lizard Cove
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The Happy Hollisters At Lizard Cove

By West, Jerry

This series recounts the adventures of a young American middle-class family solving mysteries from their home on Pine Lake in the city of Shoreham (no state is ever provided). The Hollister family includes five children, their parents, a family of cats, a dog, and a burro. Pete is the oldest of the Hollister children and is 12 years old. Pam, or Pamela, is 10 years old and very adventurous. Ricky is a red-headed, rambunctious 7-year-old and Holly is a 6-year-old tomboy. The youngest is Sue, age 4. Their father, Mr. John Hollister, owns a general store named The Trading Post, where he sells hardware, sporting goods, and toys. Mrs. Elaine Hollister tries to help her children solve mysteries and is always ready with handy tips for solving cases. Joey Brill and Will Wilson appear as rivals of the Hollister family in most books. While not actually villains, they appear as obstacles and annoyances to the Hollisters' mystery-solving efforts in most plots. Usually, their disruptive actions are shown to be the result of lack of awareness, apathy, or indifference, rather than malicious motives.

$100.00

A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms\' Fairy Tales
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A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales

By Rodgers, Marie

Spine slightly faded, extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers, title page, and edges lightly foxedPrivately published and circulated among friends of Dr. Rodgers, a Jungian analyst. This is a rare collection of some of her fairy tale interpretations, including "The Frog King", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Rumpelstiltskin". This is an excellent and rare book. Hard to find this book in such perfect condition.

$375.00

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

By Loos, Anita

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Intimate Diary of a Professional Lady[ is a comic novel written by Anita Loos, first published in 1925. It is one of the several famous novels published that year to chronicle the so-called Jazz Age, including Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Van Vechten's Firecrackers. Loos was inspired to write the book after watching a sexy blonde turn intellectual H. L. Mencken into a lovestruck schoolboy. Mencken, a close friend, actually enjoyed the work and saw to it that it was published. Originally published as a magazine series in Harper's Bazaar, it was published as a book by Boni & Liveright in 1925 and became a runaway bestseller, becoming the second best selling title of 1926 and earning the praise of no less than Edith Wharton who dubbed it "The Great American Novel."A sequel, But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, was published two years later. Clean, no tears or writing- "Gentlemen prefer blondes - fate keeps on happening - London is really nothing - Paris is divine - the center of Europe - brains are really everything. ), a satirical view of a "dumb blonde" showgirl from Arkansas out to get a rich husband. It was an overnight bestseller and was translated into fourteen languages, even serialized into Chinese."- Illustrations in B&W by Barton- Fiction-humour-movie-tie-in-illustrated. 1st Edition-early printing. Cloth Spine- Boards. VG++-Near FINE/No Jacket.

$60.00

The Song of Bernadette
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The Song of Bernadette

By Werfel, Franz

Originally published as 'Das Lied Von Bernadette' in 1941 by Bermann-Fischer of Stockholm. The Song of Bernadette is a reverent recounting of the life of St. Bernadette of Lourdes. François Soubirous (Roman Bohnen), a former miller now unemployed, is forced to take odd jobs and live at the city jail with his wife (Anne Revere), his two sons, and his two daughters. One morning he goes to find work and is told to take contaminated trash from the hospital and dump it in the cave at Massabielle.At the Catholic school (run by the Sisters of Charity of Nevers) that she and her sisters attend, fourteen-year-old Bernadette Soubirous (Jennifer Jones) is shamed in front of the class by Sister Vauzous, the teacher (Gladys Cooper), for not having learned her catechism well. Her sister Marie (Ermadean Walters) explains that Bernadette was out sick with asthma. Abbé Dominique Peyramale (Charles Bickford) enters and awards the students holy cards, but is told by Sister Vauzous that Bernadette does not deserve one because she has not studied and that it would not be fair to the other students. Peyramale encourages Bernadette to study harder.Later that afternoon, on an errand with her sister Marie and school friend Jeanne (Mary Anderson) to collect firewood outside the town of Lourdes, Bernadette is left behind when her companions warn her not to wade through the cold river by the Massabielle caves for fear of taking ill. About to cross anyway, Bernadette is distracted by a strange breeze and a change in the light. Investigating the cave, she finds a beautiful lady (Linda Darnell) standing in the brilliant light, holding a pearl rosary. She tells her sister and friend, who promise not to tell anyone else. They do tell, however, and the story soon spreads all over town.Many, including Bernadette's Aunt Bernarde (Blanche Yurka), are convinced of her sincerity and stand up for her against her disbelieving parents, but Bernadette faces civil and church authorities alone. Repeatedly questioned, she stands solidly behind her seemingly unbelievable story and continues to return to the cave as the lady has asked. She faces ridicule as the lady tells her to drink and wash at a spring that doesn't exist, but digs a hole in the ground and uses the wet sand and mud. The water begins to flow later and exhibits miraculous healing properties. The lady finally identifies herself as "the Immaculate Conception". Civil authorities try to have Bernadette declared insane, while Abbé Peyramale, the fatherly cleric who once doubted her and now becomes her staunchest ally, asks for a formal investigation to find out if Bernadette is a fraud, insane, or genuine.The grotto is closed and the Bishop of Tarbes (Charles Waldron) declares that unless the Emperor (Jerome Cowan) orders the grotto to be opened, there will be no investigation by the church. He says this will be a test for Bernadette's "lady". Shortly thereafter, the Emperor's infant son falls ill and, under instructions from the Empress (Patricia Morison), the child's nanny obtains a bottle of the water. Arrested for violating the closure order, she appears in court, identifies herself as the Empress' employee, and pays the fines of the other persons who attempted to enter the grotto, so that they need serve no time in jail. The magistrate permits her to go and to take the bottle of water with her. The Emperor's son drinks the water and recovers. The Empress believes that his recovery is miraculous, but the Emperor is not sure. The Empress upbraids him for doubting God, and at her insistence, the Emperor gives the order to reopen the grotto. The Bishop of Tarbes then directs the commission to convene. The investigation takes many years, and Bernadette is questioned again and again, but the commission eventually determines that Bernadette experienced visions and was visited by the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.Bernadette prefers to go on with an ordinary life, work, and possible marriage, but Peyramale does not think it is appropriate to turn Bernadette loose in the world and persuades her to become a nun at the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity in Nevers, the Saint Gildard Convent. She is subjected to normal although rigorous spiritual training and hard work, but also emotional abuse from a cold and sinister Sister Vauzous, her former school teacher, who is now mistress of novices at the convent. Sister Vauzous is skeptically jealous of all the attention Bernadette has been receiving as a result of the visions. She reveals this to Bernadette, saying she is angry that God would choose Bernadette instead of her when she has spent her life in suffering in service of God. She says Bernadette has not suffered enough and wants a "sign" proving Bernadette really was chosen by Heaven.Bernadette makes a revelation to Sister Vauzous which is later diagnosed as tuberculosis of the bone. The condition causes intense pain, yet Bernadette has never complained or so much as mentioned it. The jealous sister, realizing her error and Bernadette's saintliness, begs for forgiveness in the chapel and vows to serve Bernadette for the rest of her life. Knowing she is dying, Bernadette sends for Abbé Peyramale (who in reality died a few years before Bernadette) and tells him of her feelings of unworthiness and her concern that she will never see the lady again. But the lady appears in the room, smiling and holding out her arms. Only Bernadette can see her, however, and with a cry of "I love you! I love you! Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for me", she reaches out to the apparition and falls back dead. Peyramale utters the final words of the film, "You are now in Heaven and on earth. Your life begins, O Bernadette".This is an immaculate copy with full colors on the boards and gilt. This book is a rare copy and looks as if it is new.

$500.00

Charlie Brown\'s Christmas
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Charlie Brown's Christmas

By Schultz, Charles M.

First edition, adapted from the perennial Christmas television favorite.The Bill Melendez production, A Charlie Brown Christmas, based on Schulz' phenomenally popular "Peanuts" comic strip, first aired December 9, 1965. "The first broadcast was watched by almost 50% of the nation's viewers… [and its subsequent run] has made it a staple of family holiday traditions and an icon of American pop culture. The show won an Emmy and a Peabody award and began a string of more than two dozen Peanuts specials" (USA Today).

$110.00

A Naturalist\'s Voyage
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A Naturalist's Voyage

By Darwin, Charles

Later printing of Darwin's first published book most commonly referred to as The Voyage of the Beagle, taken from the 1860 edition with the postscript which is considered to be his final text. Originally published as volume III of a four-volume multi-authored set, Darwin's account of the HMS Beagle's second survey expedition from 1831 to 1836 was so successful and well regarded that it was published separately in 1839 by Henry Colburn.

$700.00

The Descent of Man
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The Descent of Man

By Darwin, Charles

As Darwin wrote, he posted chapters to his daughter Henrietta for editing to ensure that damaging inferences could not be drawn, and also took advice from his wife Emma. Many of the figures were drawn by the zoological illustrator T. W. Wood, who had also illustrated Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (1869). The corrected proofs were sent off on 15 January 1871 to the publisher John Murray and published on 24 February 1871 as two 450-page volumes, which Darwin insisted was it was one complete, coherent work, and were priced at £1 4 shillings.[1]Within three weeks of publication, a reprint had been ordered, and 4,500 copies were in print by the end of March 1871, netting Darwin almost £1,500.[2] Darwin's name created demand for the book, but the ideas were old news. "Everybody is talking about it without being shocked," which he found, "...proof of the increasing liberality of England".Editions and reprints:Darwin himself and some of his children edited many of the large numbers of revised editions, some extensively. In late 1873, Darwin tackled a new edition of the Descent of Man. Initially, he offered Wallace the work of assisting him, but, when Emma found out, she had the task given to their son George, so Darwin had to write apologetically to Wallace. Huxley assisted with an update on ape-brain inheritance, which Huxley thought "pounds the enemy into a jelly... though none but anatomists" would know it. The manuscript was completed in April 1874 and published on 13 November 1874 and has been the edition most commonly reprinted after Darwin's death and to the present. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex is the second edition of a book on evolutionary theory by British naturalist Charles Darwin. The first edition was published in 1871, and the second, enlarged edition in 1874 (this Wikisource edition is based on an unchanged reprint of the second edition). It followed his 1859 work, The Origin of Species, and is concerned with outlining the application of Darwin's theory to human evolution and detailing the theory of sexual selection. The book touches on a number of related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between human sexes, and the relevance of evolutionary theory to society

$1500.00

Islands in the Stream
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Islands in the Stream

By Hemingway, Earnest

First edition, first printing. The first act, "Bimini", begins with an introduction to the character of Thomas Hudson, a typical Hemingway stoic male figure. Hudson is a renowned American painter who finds tranquility on the island of Bimini, in the Bahamas, a far cry from his usual adventurous lifestyle. Hudson's strict routine of work is interrupted when his three sons arrive for the summer and are the setting for most of the act. Also introduced in this act is the character of Roger Davis, a writer, one of Hudson's oldest friends. Though similar to Hudson, by struggling with an unmentioned internal conflict, Davis seems to act as a more dynamic and outgoing image of Hudson's character. The act ends with Hudson receiving news of the death of his two youngest children soon after they leave the island."Cuba" takes place soon thereafter during the Second World War in Havana, Cuba where we are introduced to an older and more distant Hudson who has just received news of his oldest (and last) son's death in the war. This second act introduces us to a more cynical and introverted Hudson who spends his days on the island drinking heavily and doing naval reconnaissance for the US military aboard Hudson's yacht, converted to an auxiliary patrol boat."At Sea", the final act, follows Hudson and a team of irregulars aboard their boat as they track and pursue survivors of a sunken German U-boat along the Jardines del Rey archipelago on the northern coast of Cuba. Hudson becomes intent on finding the fleeing Germans after he finds they massacred an entire village to cover their escape. The novel ends with a shoot-out and the destruction of the Germans in one of the tidal channels surrounding Cayo Guillermo. Hudson is presumably mortally wounded in the gun battle, although the ending is slightly ambiguous. During the chase, Hudson stops questioning the death of his children. This chapter rings heavily with influences of Hemingway's earlier work For Whom the Bell Tolls. Islands in the Stream (1970) is the first of the posthumously published works of Ernest Hemingway. The book was originally intended to revive Hemingway's reputation after the negative reviews of Across the River and Into the Trees. He began writing it in 1950 and advanced greatly through 1951. The work, rough but seemingly finished, was found by Mary Hemingway among 332 works Hemingway left behind at his death. Islands in the Stream was meant to encompass three stories to illustrate different stages in the life of its main character, Thomas Hudson. The three different parts of the novel were originally to be titled "The Sea When Young", "The Sea When Absent" and "The Sea in Being". These titles were changed, however, into what is now its three acts: "Bimini", "Cuba", and "At Sea".

$3000.00

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

By Dahl, Roald

First edition, first printing with the six line colophon on the last page (this was cut to five in all subsequent printings). This US edition precedes the English by three years.

$5500.00

The Poetical Works
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The Poetical Works

By Poe, Edgar Allen

First edition with Anelay's illustrations; the title page un-dated. Hannay's edition of Poe's poetical works was first published by Addey in 1853, the account of Poe's life and works dated to November 1852, as here. Henry Anelay (18171883) was a popular illustrator whose works were "highly finished and painterly, bringing the sophisticated tonality and dense composition characteristic of oils into images cheaply produced for mass circulation" (Humpherys). Illustrations include the frontispiece and 7 plates, 19 further illustrations in the text. Owner name in front

$350.00

The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

By Queen, Ellery pseud. of Frederic Dannay Manfred Bennington Lee

First edition, first printing. A collection of thirty-three stories about Sherlock Holmes written by writers other than Conan Doyle. The contributors include Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry.

$1250.00

Mockingjay
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Mockingjay

By Collins, Suzanne

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Gamestrilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

$100.00

Insurgent
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Insurgent

By Roth, Veronica

Book Two of the Divergent Trilogy. Green cover over boards with gold lettering and design on the front and the spine. No tears or bent pages nor any writing. Very light bumps to the head and the toe of the spine a small ridge in the middle of the spine. DUST JACKET, no tears or bent flaps. a small ridge down the middle of the spine. Text is bright and clean with a tight binding a solid collectible book. A follow up to the very successful MOVIE, DIVERGENT. . Book to Movie

$165.00

The Brethren
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The Brethren

By Grisham, John

December 7, 2008Trumble is a minimum-security federal prison, a "camp," home to the usual assortment of relatively harmless criminals–drug dealers, bank robbers, swindlers, embezzlers, tax evaders, two Wall Street crooks, one doctor, at least five lawyers. And three former judges who call themselves the Brethren: one from Texas, one from California, and one from Mississippi. They meet each day in the law library, their turf at Trumble, where they write briefs, handle cases for other inmates, practice law without a license, and sometimes dispense jailhouse justice. And they spend hours writing letters. They are fine-tuning a mail scam, and it's starting to really work. The money is pouring in. Then their little scam goes awry. It ensnares the wrong victim, a powerful man on the outside, a man with dangerous friends, and the Brethren's days of quietly marking time are over.

$80.00

Scarlett
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Scarlett

By Ripley, Alexandra

In the sequel to Margaret Mitchell's classic novel, the reader returns to Tara, and to the legendary love affair of Scarlett and Rhett. The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind, and like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts.

$100.00