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Composition for Naval Officers
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Composition for Naval Officers

By Stevens, William Oliver and Carroll Storrs Alden

Annapolis, Maryland: The United States Naval Institute, 1921. Third edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. 235 pages plus index. Instruction in composition designed to meet the needs of the naval officer. Black cloth binding with gilt titles on spine. Heavy spotting and scrubbing of cover, some edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, gilt faded, owner's name "A. F. Blasian" stamped on front cover, signature on front free end paper, interior pages tanned, upper leading corner missing from most pages, binding tight.

$20.00

A Doll's House and two other Plays
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A Doll's House and two other Plays

By Ibsen, Henrik

London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons / E. P. Dutton & Co., 1911. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 284 pages. Everyman's Library. Also includes "The Wild Duck" and "Lady from the Sea." Olive green cloth binding with gilt decorations and titles on spine, blindstamped emblem on front cover, decorative end papers. Cover faded with spotting and edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped, short tear in cloth and board at top back cover, former owner's name on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned, small stain on back fixed end paper, hinges a little weak but binding otherwise tight.

$12.00

Rainbow Roof and Other Poems
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Rainbow Roof and Other Poems

By Wragg, Russel

New York: The Poets Press, 1938. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fair/poor. 48 pages. A collection of poems by a pianist and composer of music. Yellow cloth binding with blue titles on front cover. Cover darkened and worn, some edge wear and dings, corners a little bumped, upper end of spine frayed, interior pages tanning, binding tight. Yellow illustrated jacket with blue titles on front cover and spine is tattered along edges, stained, front cover separated from spine, part of which is missing with a few pieces laid inside front cover, not price clipped.

$26.00

Angeline Stories
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Angeline Stories

By Greer-Petrie, Cordia

Louisville, Kentucky: Angeline Publishing Company, 1924 - 1929. Some first editions. Paperback. Very Good/No jacket. Nine volume boxed set with five publishers brochures. Written in the African-American and southern dialect of Kentucky, this series offers an amusing look at the world through the eyes of a witty and sharp observer of human nature. Brown illustrated wraps with black titles on front cover, two staple binding. Minimal edge wear, a little scuffing, leading edges rough cut with tiny tears in the leading edge of one front cover, interior pages yellow but that may have been the original color, a little spotting of some brochures, original box is a little dirty inside with some large chips in paper cover and stains.

$81.25

Brand
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Brand

By Ibsen, Henrik, Translated by F. E. Garrett

London and New York: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited; E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1932. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 223 pages plus advertising. Introduction by Philip H. Wicksteed. The verse play first performed in 1867 about a priest and his difficult moral philosophy. Everyman's Library No. 716. Green cloth binding with blindstamped emblem on front cover and gilt titles on spine, decorative end papers. Spine a bit cocked and faded, some edge wear, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, a little spotting, former owner's name on front free end paper, pencil notations on half title and publication pages at back, interior pages a little tanned, binding tight.

$6.00

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia

By Khayyam, Omar

London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1911. Later printing. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 111 pages, with notes and biography. Blue cloth binding with gilt monogram on front cover and gilt titles and bands on spine, rough cut page edges. Considerable wear to cover, corners and spine ends bumped, spine a little faded, spotting, scratches, front hinge weak, interior pages tanned with some pencil marginalia and underlining, binding otherwise tight.

$15.00

Fifty 'Bab' Ballads
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Fifty 'Bab' Ballads

By Gilbert, W. S. (William Schwenck)

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1887. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 317 pages, illustrated with occasional small drawings. A collection of comic poems by the famous librettist of Gilbert and Sullivan. Half brown cloth over paper covered boards, black title block with gilt titles on spine, rough cut pages. Some edge wear with spotting and a little soiling to boards, scuffing and a little staining, corners and spine ends heavily bumped, spine a little cocked, short tear in cloth at top of spine, interior pages tanning, binding tight.

$10.00

Poems
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Poems

By Quennell, Peter

New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930. Limited ed. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 33 pages. Early work, probably published around 1930, by the English biographer, poet, critic, essayist and literary historian. Limited edition of 500 printed on Pannekoek Antique paper by G. J. Thieme in Holland. Red decorated binding with gilt titles on spine, gilt top edge, rough cut leading edge. Spine faded with titles bright, bottom and top of spine chipped, some spotting of front cover with stains near spine and top edge, minor edge wear, corners a little bumped, back cover faded at leading edge, interior pages very lightly tanned. Measures 7 3/4 x 10 inches

$15.00

Nero and Other Plays
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Nero and Other Plays

By Field, Nathaniel, edited by Herbert P. Horne, Havelock Ellis, Arthur Symons and A. Wilson Verity.

London and New York: T. Fisher Unwin, Charles Scribner's Sons. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 488 pages illustrated by tissue protected portrait frontispiece, introduction by editors. The plays are Nero, The Two Angry Women of Abington, The Parliament of Bees, Humour Out of Breath, Woman is a Weathercock, and Amends for Ladies. The Mermaid Series. Ex-library. Handsome orange cloth binding with gilt emblem and titles on front cover and spine, green ribbon bookmark, gilt top edge. Spine a bit faded, light edge wear, a little bumping of corners and spine ends, top gilt a bit scratched but other gilt bright, library stickers on front fixed end paper, former owner's name on front free end paper, small library number and stamp on copyright page, library sticker on back fixed end paper, light tanning of interior pages, binding tight.

$19.50

The Magnificient Ambersons
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The Magnificient Ambersons

By Tarkington, Booth

New York: The Book League of America, 1918. Book Club. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 278 pages. The second novel in Tarkington's Growth trilogy, documenting the decline of an aristrocratic family. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles and decorations on spine, blindstamped emblem on front cover. Cover spotted and faded, a little edge wear with bumping of corners and spine ends, spine a bit faded and gilt a little dull, former owner's name on front free end paper, end papers and interior pages tanned, binding tight.

$15.00

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1901. Not stated. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. 651 pages, double column, with index. Dedicated to Edward Dowden. Contents and biographical sketch along with poems. Handsome red cloth binding with black title blocks on spine with gilt bands and titles, gilt top edge. Some edge wear and a little spotting, corners and spine ends a bit bumped, former owner's names and inscriptions on front free end paper, interior pages lightly tanned, binding tight.

$17.00

The White Ribbon Hymnal
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The White Ribbon Hymnal

By Gordon, Anna Adams

Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, 1892. Possible First Edition. Hardcover. Poor/No jacket. 174 pages, indexed. A collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs compiles for the National and World's Woman's Christian Temperance Unions. Words and music. Gold boards illustrated with singing bird and flowers, black cloth spine, advertisement for song book on back. Much edge wear to cover, corners bumped, spine worn at edges with split in cloth, some scrubbing and spotting of cover, cover darkened, hinges weak with front hinge separated, front free end paper loose, interior pages tanned and a little spotted, former owner's name on front fixed end paper.

$15.00

Passionate Love Letters
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Passionate Love Letters

By Lovric, Michelle

New York: Shooting Star Press, 1996. Not stated. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 49 pages, with color illustrations and facsimiles of real letters in envelopes attached to pages and quotations from lovers' correspondence through the ages. In the back is a section of transcriptions of the facsimilies. Pink cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine, marbled end papers. Very light wear to cover, minor spotting, interior pages bright, binding tight. Illustrated dust jacket with pink and tan titles shows minor edge wear, small dent in back cover of jacket, not clipped.

$15.00

The Red Fairy Book
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The Red Fairy Book

By Lang, Andrew

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890. Probable First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Ford, H. J. And Lancelot Speed . 367 pages, illustrated with tissue protected frontispiece and three plates, plus numerous smaller illustrations, all black and white. A continuation of Lang's classic work, with thirty-seven familiar and less well known fairy tales from German, Norse, French and other sources. Stories include Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Voice of Death, The Six Sillies, The Story of Sigurd and more. Publisher's catalog in back of book. Red cloth binding with gilt illustration on front cover, gilt illustration and lettering on spine, gilt all page edges and burgundy end papers. Spine darkened, some spotting of cover, top edge of spine has fairly large chip which is laid in front of book, tear in spine cover, back cover scrubbed and a little stained, corners bumped, front hinge a little loose, interior pages lightly foxed in places with a little edge tanning, gilt on page edges bright, tear at binding edge of pages 223 to 227, binding a little stressed in center of book but all pages attached, former owner's name and 1890 date on blank page.

$130.00

The Persistence of Memory
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The Persistence of Memory

By Fell, Mary

New York: Random House, 1984. First edition, as stated. Paperback. Good +/No jacket. 73 pages. National Poetry Series. Poems with controlled passion and a political sense from a poet with a working-class background. Black wraps with multicolored titles on front cover and spine. a little edge wear to cover, minor scuffing, former owner's name on front free end paper, interior pages bright, some spotting of page edges, binding tight. Trade paperback

$10.00

The Literary Companion to Sex
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The Literary Companion to Sex

By Pitt-Kethley, Fiona, Editor

New York: Random House, 1992. First edition thus. Trade Paperback. Good/No jacket. 419 pages with index. A collection of erotic literature and poetry from a number of sources and centuries. Illustrated wraps with black and gold titles on front cover and spine. Laminate raising on spine (I think; might be some sort of decoration and top and bottom, chips in surface of front cover, light edge wear, interior pages bright, binding tight.

$10.00

The Redskins
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The Redskins

By Cooper, J. Fenimore

New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Poor/No jacket. 442 pages, with notes from the editor, illustrated with black and white frontispiece. Ex-library. The third and final volume of the Littlepage Manuscripts following the history of three generations of a Dutch American family. Green cloth binding with bindstamped author's last name on front cover and gilt titles and decorations on spine, gilt top edge, rough cut page edges. Gilt faded, much wear to cover with spotting, library sticker at base of spine, edge wear, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, library sticker on front fixed end paper, front hinge partially broken, interior pages bright with a few stains, back hinge broken, text block tight.

$15.00

A Ballad History of Ireland
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A Ballad History of Ireland

By MacHale, Rev. John

Cleveland: Universe Publishing Company, 1906. Not stated. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket . 194 pages, with an appendix of biographies of authors included plus a list of books on Irish history. A presentation in poetical form of some of the main incidents of Irish history, arranged in chronological order. Green cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine. Gilt faded, considerable spotting of cover, edge wear, spine darkened with scuffs, back cover scuffed, corners and spine ends bumped, hinges a little weak, gift inscription dated 1907 on front fixed end paper, former owner name "Lottie Magill" on front free end paper, webbing showing between title page and list of ballads, binding shaken but all pages attached, interior pages lightly tanned, a little spotting of end papers.

$130.00

Denis Duval
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Denis Duval

By Thackeray, William Makepeace

New York: John W. Lovell Company, c. 1900. Reprint. Hardcover. Fair/No jacket. Pages numbered from 589 to 831. Thackeray's unfinished novel, Denis Duval and another story, Lovel, The Widower. Brown cloth binding with embossed emblem and black borders on front cover and embossed titles on spine, decorative end papers. Some wear to cover, especially at spine edges and ends, corners heavily bumped, spotting, some scrubbing, hinges weak and showing webbing, former owner's name "Lucile Hasley Minter" on front free end paper, former owner's address label "Miss Lilliam B. Garr, Rapidan, Va." on title page, interior pages tanned and brittle, binding shaken.

$10.00

The Smart Set, Volume XLII, Number 1, January 1914
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The Smart Set, Volume XLII, Number 1, January 1914

By Wright, Willard Huntington, Editor

New York: John Adams Thayer Corporation, 1913. First printing. Vintage paperback. Good/No jacket. 160 pages plus advertising section, illustrated with black and white ads. A witty magazine with stories from fine authors including a complete novel "The Parasite" by George Bronson-Howard, stories by George Jean Naathan and Albert Payson Terhune and twenty other features. Gray illustrated wraps with black and red titles on front cover and spine, gilt and color Pall Mall Cigarettes advertisement on back cover. Some wear to cover with creases and chips along edges, corners and spine ends bumped and chipped, spine cocked, some soiling of cover, interior pages a little tanned but clean, binding tight, may smell a bit musty.

$26.00

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