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Dubliners
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Dubliners

By Joyce, James

Modern Library, 1954 Joyce (1882-1941) was one of Ireland's most famous authors. He is most remembered for Ulysses (1922), Finnegan's Wake (1939) and Dubliners (1914.) Modern Library published Dubliners for the first time in 1926 as number 124.1 with an introduction by Padraic Colum. The sale item is a Toledano 8 binding with green cloth and gold lettering on black block on front board and spine; Kent end pages. This binding was used between 1939 and 1963. The jacket is a Toledano 8i used between 1954 and 1959. Binding it tight and square with no flaws other than bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket is bumped at top and bottom spine with minor chipping at bottom; otherwise clean and bright. Book list inside jacket lists 408 titles and a price of $1.95. 288 pages plus a 6 page catalog of other titles in series.

$38.00

Hard Core: 3 Novels
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Hard Core: 3 Novels

By Thompson, Jim

Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1986 Jim Thompson (1906-1977) was an American author who specialized in pulp fiction crime and detective novels. He wrote dozens of novels between 1942 and 1973 including his most famous effort, The Killer Inside Me from 1942. The sale item is an omnibus edition consisting of three of his novels: The Kill Off (1957), The Nothing Man (1954) and Bad Boy (1953.) Introduced by Roderick Thorp. Red paper boards with black lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no problems other than bumping on spine. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and bright but bumped and chipped at top of spine area and upper outer edge of back board. 416 pages.

$34.00

Crossing to Safety
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Crossing to Safety

By Stegner, Wallace

Random House, 1987 Stegner (1909-1993) is often called the author of the American west, but he was born in Iowa, taught at the University of Wisconsin and Harvard, and lived in 'over 20 places in the U.S. and Canada." He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the National Book Award in 1977. He was a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction. His first novel was Remembering Laughter from 1937 and his last novel was the sale item, Crossing to Safety, from 1987. Orange paper boards with orange cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine. Binding tight and square, clean and bright but has the usual bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has no tears but is bumped at top and bottom of spine. 278 pages.

$42.00

Green Mansions
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Green Mansions

By Hudson, W. H.

Boni and Liveright/Modern Library, 1925

$18.00

Animal Dreams
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Animal Dreams

By Kingsolver, Barbara

HarperCollins, 1990 Kingsolver (1955-) is an American; the sale item is her third book. She had previously published a novel called The Bean Trees and a collection called Homeland and Other Stories. The sale item is a first edition with full number line. Red paper boards with maroon cloth at spine; gold decoration on front board and gold lettering on spine. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and bright but bumped at extremities. 342 pages.

$36.00

Too Few for Drums
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Too Few for Drums

By Delderfield, R. F.

Simon and Schuster, 1964 Delderfield (1912-1972) was most familiar to Americans for his novel from 1970, God is an Englishman, but he had written many before that starting with All Over Town in 1947. He wrote over 60 books over a long career. The sale item from 1964 concerns a young British soldier in the Napoleonic wars who finds himself trapped behind enemy lines. Green cloth binding with black illustration on front board and black lettering on spine. Binding is clean and birght but shows minor bumping at top and bottom of spine. Dustus jacket has been clipped and has two minor repaired tears at bottom of the spine area plus a small wear spot at top of spine area.

$22.00

Consider This, Senora
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Consider This, Senora

By Doerr, Harriet

Harcourt Brace and Company, 1993 Doerr (1910-2002) was an American author who wrote her first book, Stones for Ibatrra, in 1984. All three of her books involve the years she and her husband lived in Mexico. Consider This, Senora is her second book, published in 1993. The sale item is the first edition. Tan paper binding with red cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no faults. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with no flaws. 241 pages.

$21.00

Youth/Heart of Darkness/Typhoon (Modern Library)
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Youth/Heart of Darkness/Typhoon (Modern Library)

By Conrad, Joseph

Modern Library, 1993 Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born English author. He is best remembered for two books, Lord Jim from 1900 and Heart of Darkness from 1902. The sale item is a collection of Heart of Darkness and two of his shorter novels. Stated first Modern Library edition, first printing from 1993. Gray cloth binding with blind stamped torch bearer on front board and gold lettering on spine. Binding has no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket shows photo of author on front side and has no flaws. 306 pages. 12 mo (6.75 to 7.75 inches).

$20.00

The Lake House: A Novel
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The Lake House: A Novel

By Morton, Kate

Atria Books, 2015 Kate Morton (1976-) is an Australian author. Her first book, The House at Riverton, was published in 2008 . The sale item, The Lake House, is her fifth book from 2015. Green paper boards with green cloth at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with only flaw being the previous owner's name in ink on fronr free end page. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 495 pages.

$20.00

Uncle Fred In the Springtime
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Uncle Fred In the Springtime

By Wodehouse, P.G.

The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York, 2004 Wodehouse (1881 -1975) was the master of the British farce; who can forget Ukridge, Psmith, Jeeves and Wooster, and all the problems they caused. Well you can add Uncle Fred to the list! The title was originally published in England in 1939 and again in 1967. The sale item is the first edition from the Overlook Press. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine only. Binding has no flaws. The unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with no flaws. The price is listed on the back of the jacket next to the isbn number. 275 pages.

$22.00

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1986 Garcia Marquez (1928-2014) was born in Columbia but also lived in Mexico, Sapin and Cuba. He is considered to be one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century and the novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude from 1970, is his masterpiece. He won the Nobel Prize in 1982. The sale item is from 1986, based on an actual incident. Blue cloth binding with silver lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has several minor repaired tears and a bit of discoloring around the bottom of the flap at front and back board. 106 pages.

$27.00

When We Were Orphans
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When We Were Orphans

By Ishiguro, Kazuo

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2000 Ishiguro (1954-) is a Japanese born British author probably most recognized for The Remains of the Day, his second book, which was made into a popular movie. The sale item 2000 is his fifth book. Stated first American edition with no additional printings listed. Tan paper boards with dark brown paper at spine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no bumps or tears. 336 pages.

$22.00

On the Road: The Original Scroll
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On the Road: The Original Scroll

By Kerouac, Jack

Viking Adult, 2007 Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American poet and novelist. He is best remembered for the novels Doctor Sax (1959) and the sale item, On the Road from 1957. On the Road was originally composed as one long, single spaced paragraph that turned out to be 120 feet long. When the book was finally published in 1957 many changes had been made, especially the format. The sale item is the original scroll edition published as the fiftieth anniversary edition. Tan paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. The sale item is the third printing of the first thus. Binding is clean and briht with no flaws. Unclippe dust jacket is also fine. 408 pages.

$22.00

All the Pretty Horses
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All the Pretty Horses

By Cormac McCarthy

Alfred A. Knopf, 1992 McCarthy (1933-) wrote his first book, The Orchard Keeper, in 1965. All the Pretty Horses is the author's sixth book, the first book in the author's Border Trilogy. Stated first edition. sixteenth printing from December 1992. Black paper boards with black cloth at spine; gold lettering on front board and spine. Binding clean and bright but bumped at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has some bumps and one small tear at bottom fore edge of front board. The book won the National Book Award and the seal on the front of the jacket is worn. 302 page.

$29.00

The Honorary Consul: A Novel (Simon & Schuster Classics)
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The Honorary Consul: A Novel (Simon & Schuster Classics)

By Greene, Graham

Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000 Greene (1904-1991) has often been referred to as the father of the modern spy novel. He wrote his first book, The Man Within, in 1929. The Honorary Consul was first published in 1973; the sale volume is published as part of the S&S Classic Edition series from 2000, first thus with a full number line. Grapy paper boards bound at spine with black cloth; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright but the inside of front board has some small problems. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 283 pages.

$22.00

At Weddings and Wakes
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At Weddings and Wakes

By Alice McDermott

Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1992 McDermott (1953-) is an American author; she wrote her first novel, That Night, in 1987. The sale volume is her third book from 1992. Stated first edition with no additional printings listed. Tan paper boards with red cloth at spiine; gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket has no flaws. 213 pages.

$19.00

Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle
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Sylvester or The Wicked Uncle

By Heyer, Georgette

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1957 Georgette Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author who wrote over sixty novels in a long career. She set the standard for mysteries as well as historical romances set in Regency England. The sale item is the first American edition from 1957. Red leatherette binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square but has wear at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket is clean and bright but badly chipped at top and bottom of jacket. Repairs have been made and now Brodart covered. 309 pages.

$30.00

A Confederacy of Dunces
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A Confederacy of Dunces

By Toole, John Kennedy

Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 2000 Toole (1937-1969) wrote the manuscripts for two books before his death, The Neon Bible when he was sixteen, and later A Confederacy of Dunces. He was never able to get either one published. Dunces was finally published in 1980 because of the persistence of his mother and the help of author Walker Percy. There were seventeen printings of the 1980 edition. A twentieth anniversary edition was published in May 2000; the sale item is the stated eleventh printing from 2011. Tan cloth binding with red lettering on spine only. Binding tigt and square with no flaws. Unclipped dust jacket carries no price (Academic publisher) and has no flaws. 338 pages.

$28.00

The Distant Hours: A Novel
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The Distant Hours: A Novel

By Morton, Kate

Atria Books, 2010 Kate Morton (1976-) is an Australian author who's first book, The House at Riverton, was published in 2006. Since that time she has publisher four more. The sale item is her third book from 2010. Stated first American edition with full number line. Light blue paper boards with dark blue lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square with no major flaws other than bumping at top and bottom of spine. Unclipped dust jacket has a small repaired tear at top of spine but no other fault. 56 2 pages.

$24.00

These Old Shades
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These Old Shades

By Heyer, Georgette

E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1966 Heyer (1902-1974) was a British author who wrote mysteries and historical romances set in Regency England. She wrote over 60 novels in a long career. The sale item is the stated first American edition from 1966. Blue cloth binding with black lettering on spine only. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no major soiling on page block. Previous owners name inside front boar at top of page. Slight cocking of spine toward the top of book. Unclipped dust jacket is bright and clean with minor chippipng at extremities. Now Brodart covered to prevent further wear. 362 pages.

$43.00

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