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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

By Theodore Dreiser

New York: Boni & Liveright. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1925. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Spine darkened but title legible...print block tight and clean and unmarked. ; Vol. 1 & 2; 8vo; 409 & 431 pages; Price includes both volumes of VG set. .

$500.00

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

By Theodore Dreiser

New York: Boni & Liveright. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Vol. 1 & 2; 8vo; 431 pages; Price includes both volumes of VG set .

$400.00

THE GAME

By London, Jack

New York: The MacMillan Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Original owners signature (murray M . McGuire) written inside front cover on pastedown.. 1905. First US Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. Second issue with 1/16 inch stamp above copyright "Metropolitan Magazine Co", states printing was June 1905. Has frontispiece with protective tissue and all other illustration present. 6 pages advertisements at rear. Gilt top edge. Pictorial endpapers. Ribbed green cloth with red letters on cover, gilt letters on spine. ; 8vo; 182 pages .

$175.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON

By Milton, John

New York: Frederick A Stokes. Very Good with no dust jacket; Well-kept with some minor shelfwear . externally, mostly clean and unmarked. Hinges intact and pages bright. . Pages gilt edged.. 1888. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Uniquelyand attractively designed Victorian copy of Milton's works, containing Paradise Lost, and containing alternating color vignette bordered leaves, as well as many plate, many of them being by Gustave Dore. Bound in ornate gilt adorned cloth with elaborate gilt, red and black embbossed design to most of front and spine. ; Wood engraving; 10 inches X 7 inches .

$75.00

LITTLE DORRIT

By Dickens, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Pictures should give idea of condition. . Scans available by request.. 1857. First English Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated with 40 plates from etchings by Browne including frontispiece, engraved title and the 8 "dark" plates. Original contemporary 3/4 fine period brown calf leather binding over marbled boards, spine with 5 raised band and a black gilt lettered morocco label in the 2nd compartment. True rare first edition. 3 line errata, bound from parts, stabholes visible throughout. ; 8.75 inches X 5.75 inches .

$1050.00

THREE GUINEAS

By Woolf, Virginia

New York: Harcourt Brace. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket; Text block is square and very tight, . appears never read or even fully opened. Two small puncture marks on . spine. Text block and endpapers lightly age-toned. Prior owner name on . front endpaper. No other writing, stamps, stickers or bent pages. Dust . jacket has a couple small chips anda few 1/4 to 1/2 inch tears, two . puncture marks on spine, and a couple of creases. Spine of dust jacket . appears sun darkened. Jacket protected with a removable mylar cover.. 1938. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo .

$115.00

THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB The Pickwick Papers

By Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Pictures tell the story on condition which . is about as good as one usually sees in Dickens first editions in . contemporary bindings. Scans are available for specific requests upon . inquiry.. 1837. First English Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. True First Edition and rare First Printing. 43 engraved plates by Seymour, Buss, and Phiz including the frontispiece and vignette title, withthe Seymour plates from the first steels and the Phiz plates from early steels, all without titles or imprints. The two original Buss plates are also present. All edges marbled. Handsomely bound in fine antique original contemporary 3/4 calf leather binding, over marbled boards, spine with 5 gilt bands and a red gilt lettered morocco label. First issue points of D ickens first novel: p.260 line 29 reads "hodling" (1st issue) ; S Velleruncorrected on p342; p 400 line 21 reads "thisfriends" (1st issue) Complete as issued. All first issue typographical errors present: The two Buss plates present facing pages 69 and 74; Additional engraved title page with Tony Veller on signed board. Scans upon request to supplement pictures. ; 8vo; 609 pages .

$3000.00

PARADISE LOST Adorn'd with Sculptures

By Milton, John

London: Jacob Tonson. Very Good- with no dust jacket; Rear cover hanging on by a thread and . needs repair. Otherwise an attractive book with firm binding as pictures . attest.. 1711. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. With a set of the 1688 small plates in contemporary calf binding. Spine gilt lettering dulled but attractive. Not a reprint from the frequently used text of the 1711 edition. The first 12 mo edition. Original leather , the boards well kept withthe spine expertly rebacked in the 1700's wutg gilt decorated and raised bands as well as gilt titling and date. Hinges and joints intact except rear cover as noted. Only some light foxing and staining as well as a few similar level wear point. Ex Libris plate of Milton collector Robert J Wickenheiser on front pastedown, else unmarked. The text itself is completely unmarked. The plates are the same used for the first illustrated folio edition of 1688. All 12 plates are present; thefrontis portrait of Milton , as well as the illustrated Coat of Arms at the heading of the Dedication; complete in all regards. ; Thick 12mo 5&1/2 inches tall; 376 pages .

$2500.00

THE POEMS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE Complete with an Original Memoir

By Poe, Edgar Allan

New York: W. J. Widdleton. Very Good- with no dust jacket; Front and rear gutter need repair but . still fairly strong. Bumping on head and foot of spine and slight bumping . of corners of boards. Owners name and date (1866) written neatly on ffep.. 1866. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Civil war era seldom seen early copy of Poe's poems, incuding the Raven. Blue embossed cloth with gilt design on spine and title. All page edges gilt . There is a frontis bust of Poe as well as decorative elements and vignettes throughout. Complete. ; 5.75 Inches tall .

$175.00

LOLITA

By Nabokov, Vladimir

Paris: Olympia Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket; Trivial chipping at top and bottom of . spine, very slight rubbing at top left of front cover of volume one. . Binding tight and pages clean. Back covers marked 2400 Francs.. 1959. First English Edition; Fourth Printing. Softcover. Two green soft-cover volumes, includes the 1959 Preface. Front cover of both volumes stamped "No. 66". 66". The Travellers Companion Series; 8vo .

$250.00

THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND OTHER BUSINESS

By Miller, Arthur

New York: Viking. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket; Book is immaculate, tight and clean . and corners square. Dust jacket mildly soiled but no chips or tears with . 5.95 price.. 1973. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo .

$23.00

ORLANDO

By Woolf, Virginia

New York: Harcourt Brace. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket; Dust Jacket has some edgewear as . shown as well as several edge rips, but not too bad. Front and back flaps . of DJ looked like they were either clipped or that it was the design as . all tops and bottoms look the same. Original Price of $1.49 on inside . front flap still. Ink cat stamp of previous owner on front endpaper. . Otherwise very good. Pages are all clean, in tact and tight. A very nice, . solid book.. 1928. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; 333 pages .

$275.00

THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK

By Carroll, Lewis

New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket; VERY GOOD copy / no dust jacket. A clean, . bright, tight copy with no previous owner's markings. Very clean inside . and out. Gilt lettering on front panel legible, lettering on spine rubbed. . A few pages still unopened. A few pages opened imperfectly resulting in . some edge tears, some as deep as 1/2 inch. Some light foxing on book's . front panel. , Corners well-defined, some very light wear to cloth at . spine ends. All illustrations present.. 1903. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 248 pages; Each page of text set within elaborate pictorial border (eight different designs, all repeated) by Robert Murray Wright printed in olive-green ink throughout. .

$250.00

THE NEW LIFE

By Pamuk, Orhan

Farrar Strauss Giroux. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Black and tan boards with a little . light staining on bottom of spine. Otherwise in almost Like New Condition. . Dustjacket has some light rubbing to top of dustjacket, otherwise in Like . New Condition. Interior clean and umarked. Earlier novel from the Nobel . Prize winning author of Snow. 1997. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo .

$125.00

MOBY DICK The Whale

By Melville, Herman

Easton Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket; Some of the edgeing on the pages have . normal shelf wear. No rips, tears, or writings. Collectors Edition; Later Printing. Hardcover. 8vo; Leather bound hardcover with gilt lettering and gilt- edged pages with blue bookmark .

$40.00

DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON

By Hemingway, Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; A clean, bright, tight copy with NO . previous owner's markings. Has a blank bookplate (you can write your name . in) on first free endpage. Some light rubbing on front pastedown. Tight, . square copy with very clean cloth and very bright lettering. Lower corners . slightly nudged, else tips and ends sharp. No splits to cloth nor signs of . wear. Sound and sturdy with no binding defects. In a beautiful SLIGHTLY . LATER pictorial dust jacket with original price in British pounds on front . flap and a crease on rear flap. Also two small chips at the top of the . spine and some light wear at the base of the spine and at one corner. Dust . jacket in mylar protector.. 1932. First British Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; 8vo; Rough camel brown cloth stamped in black, in cream-white dustwrapper printed in yellow, black and red. 358pp, with the section of black and white photographs, glossary and other matter at end. Publisher's black topstain on top page-edge. Very striking coloured frontispiece ("The Bullfighter" from a painting by Juan Gris) and 81 reproductions from photographs (of bulls, bullfights and bullfighters in action or injured). Hanneman A36A. .

$500.00

TWELVE EARLY NOVELS

By Hardy, Thomas

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier. Very Good- with no dust jacket; BINDING: leather corners and spines over . marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, internal hinges . reinforced with blue tape by the publisher __________ CONDITION: The first . thing that must be noted about condition is that the leather of the spines . has an odd flaking of the very outer dyed layer, consequently, some of the . gilt lettering is missing and brown leather shows through the black (see . scans) , with the exception of volume 1, the bindings are solid, the rear . external hinge of volume 1 being broken; however, the taped internal hinge . holds the rear board quite well, there is chipping and pulling of the head . and tail of the spines with several losses of the overhang leather, . corners are bumped with several having tip loss of leather, some of the . marbled board edges rubbed, text blocks tight and solid, texts and . illustrations clean and bright. __________ COMMENTS: Hardy was a major . novelist and remains a major figure in English literature. Although this . set has problems, it does present an early edition of his works , and . because of the publisher's reinforcing tape is quite readable. 1890?. Not First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. The novels included are: Far From the Madding Crowd; The Mayor of Casterbridge; The Trumpet Major; The Hand of Ethelberta; A Pair of Blue Eyes; Two On A Tower; A Laodicean, Or the Castle of DeStancys; The Return of the Native; Desperate Remedies; Under the Greenwood Tree; The Woodlanders; and the volume of short stories Wessex Tales. The novels are undated; however, as the works in the set run 1871 to 1888, 1888 being the Wessex Tales, one could assume Collier published the set shortly after 1888 and before 1891or it would have included Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Vol. 12; 8vo; 300/vol pages .

$500.00

PALE FIRE

By Nabokov, Vladimir

Putnam. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1962. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First Impression stated. ; 8vo .

$100.00

AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

By Conrad, Joseph

New York: Appleton. Very Good- with no dust jacket; The interior is Very Good or better, with . no foxing or discoloration. About the first 10 pages of the book were . somewhat roughly cut at the edges, leaving some raggedness to those edges, . but the rest of the book still has nice sharp, clean edges. Again, not a . hint of foxing or discoloration. There is some rippling of the surface to . the half-title page, but this is not the result of water damage and no . other interior pages are similarly affected. No markings, inscriptions or . bookplate. The top gilt edge still retains excellent sheen, with just . minor dulling. The grade is brought down by the obvious wear to the spine . and boards. The marbled boards themselves are still quite attractive but . the leather shows moderate shelf wear overall and there is some chipping . and brittleness to the leather of the spine and a 2" portion of the head . of the spine appears to have been neatly glued back into place. See the . photos for the extent. The spine/boards will require some restoration to . bring them back to their original beauty. But again, the interior is very . clean and sharp. A very solid copy of a difficult to find Conrad First . American Edition.. 1896. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. ¾ burgundy leather with marbled boards, gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Top edge gilt; Appleton Town and Country Series #198; 8vo; 335 pages; A very solid copy of a difficult to find Conrad First American Edition. .

$175.00

RESISTANCE, REBELLION, AND DEATH

By Camus, Albert

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1961. First US Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Incredible condition dust jacket. Scant wear and chipping, with vibrant cover design. Price clipped. Protected in Mylar overwrap. Near fine cloth hardcover, accented with gold spine lettering. Very light fading on top edge of boards and foxing on endpapers. Sturdy binding. Spotless pages. First-rate copy filled with some of the trademark essays of existentialist literature. See pics below for details and message with any questions. ; 8vo; Ok, so I categorized this book as autobiography because it contains what Camus called his most definitive and important works. The guy is an existentialist, so know him by his work. .

$40.00

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