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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) illustrated by Barry Moser

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780688075095
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$15.00

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308+[2 ad] pages with frontispiece and plates. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and blind-stamped pendulum to cover in original pictorial jacket. Afterword by Peter Glassman. This deluxe illustrated edition features a selection of vivid tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Pit and the Pendulum." Moser's watercolor paintings...are… Read more
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French Leave

by Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$25.00

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213 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 3/4") issued in original publisher's blue decorative cloth with dark blue lettering to spine in original jacket. (APG: 90b) First American edition limited to 10,000 copies. French Leave is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 20 January 1956 by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States… Read more
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Rain of Gold

by Victor Villasenor (1940- )

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781558850309
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$15.00

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551 pages with map, charts and plates. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. This is the Hispanic Roots, an all-American story of poverty, immigration, struggle and success. It focuses on three generations of Villaseñor's kin, their spiritual and cultural roots in Mexico,… Read more
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City of God; A Novel of the Borgias

by Cecelia Holland (1943- )

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Published
1979
Condition
Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780394412771
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$5.00

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273 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blind-stamped boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. City of God: A Novel of the Borgias is a 1979 historical novel by Cecelia Holland. Set in 15th-century Rome during the Borgia period, it follows Nicholas Dawson, ambitious secretary to the… Read more
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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

by Wallace Stevens (1979-1955)

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Published
1968
Condition
Good
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$5.00

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xvi+534+v page with frontispiece and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with silver lettering to spine and initials to cover and gilt pictorial to spine and cover. ninth printing. Wallace Stevens was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School,… Read more
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The Book of Lights

by Chaim Potok (1929-2002)

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Published
1981
Condition
Better than very good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780394520315
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$2.00

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370 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter beige cloth with gilt lettering to spine over beige boards with gilt initials CP to cover in original jacket. First edition. The Book of Lights is a 1981 novel by Chaim Potok about a young rabbi and student of Kabbalah whose service as a United States military chaplain… Read more
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When The Tree Sings

by Stratis Haviaras (1935-2020)

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Published
1979
Edition
First
ISBN
9780671247546
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$10.00

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219 pages with drawings by Fred Marcellino. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter blue cloth with silver lettering to spine over grey boards with pictorial to cover in original pictorial jacket/. First edition. In German-occupied Greece, a young boy emerges into manhood, creating a life from the teeming village around him, his dreams… Read more
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Spirit Lake, A Novel

by MacKinlay Kantor (1904-1977)

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Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$10.00

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951 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover in original jacket. First edition. A novel of Iowa in the 1850's, culminating in the Spirit Lake Massacre of '57, as seen both from the viewpoint of the Dakota Nation and that of the white pioneers. Condition: Touch of… Read more
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The Singing Ringing Tree.

by Selina Shirley Hastings (1945- ) and illustrated by Louise Brierley

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Published
1988
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780805005738
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$5.00

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28 pages unpaginated with illustrations by Louise Brierley. Oblong octavo (9" x 11 1/2") bound in original publisher's green cloth with original pictorial jacket. First edition. A prince seeks the Singing Ringing Tree to please a vain and selfish princess so she will marry him, but the quest is dangerous and results in great misery for both before true love… Read more
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Millais and The Ruskins

by Edith Penelope Mary Lutyens (1908-1999)

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Published
1967
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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xiv+296 pages with frontispiece, plates,drawings and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's brown cloth with silver lettering to spine in original jacket. First edition. Consists largely of letters written by John Ruskin, Euphemia Millais, and John Millais. Condition: Underling through out, previous owner's name to front pastedown, occasional marginalia. Jacket light edge wear and… Read more
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Sunset and Evening Star

by Seán O'Casey (1880-1964)

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Published
1954
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$1.50

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x+339 pages with frontispiece. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with green lettering to spine over green boards with faux black signature to cover in original jacket. First American edition. The sixth and last volume of O'Casey's autobiography. Condition: Previous owner's label to front pastedown, old price sticker to front end paper. Jacket… Read more
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Silly Sheep and Other Sheepish Rhymes

by George Mendoza (1934-2018)

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Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780448122199
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$15.00

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unpaginated with pictorial end papers, frontispiece, pictorial title and illustrated by Kathleen Reidy with some in color. Square Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 9 1/2") bound in stiff pictorial boards. First edition. An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes and other verses about sheep. Condition: Light rubbing else a very good copy.
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The Poems, Prose and Plays of Alexander Pushkin

by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky

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Published
1936
Condition
Better than good
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$5.00

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vii-[8]-896 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's green cloth with black label with gilt lettering in original pictorial jacket. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Critics consider many of his… Read more
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Even Now

by Susan S Kelly (1954- )

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Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780446527620
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$3.50

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275 pages. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter green cloth with blue lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Susan S Kelly's award-winning debut novel, "How Close We Come," told a deeply affecting story of two best friends, and of what happened when their seemingly unbreakable bond was threatened. Here, she reveals a… Read more
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You Can't Get There From Here

by Frederic Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

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Published
1957
Condition
About very good
Edition
First
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xviii+190 pages with drawings by Maurice Sendak. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's orange cloth with black stripe across spine and cover with lettering in gilt in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Ogden Nash scales the heights of hilarity with a few choice thoughts on parents, grandparents, nature lovers (or haters), eyesight, rhyming, the cough,… Read more
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Mystery

by Peter Francis Straub (1943- )

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Published
1990
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780525248187
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$1.50

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548 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's quarter blue cloth with green and silver gilt lettering to spine over black boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Mystery is a 1990 novel by American author Peter Straub, and is the second installment in Straub's loosely connected "Blue Rose Trilogy". The novel falls into the… Read more
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The Box of Delights: When the Wolves Were Running

by John Edward Masefield (1878-1967)

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Published
1984
Condition
Better than very good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780027627404
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$10.00

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viii+168 pages with illustrations by Faith Jaques. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Abridged by Patricia Crampton. First American edition. The Box of Delights is a children's fantasy novel by John Masefield. It is a sequel to The Midnight Folk, and was first published… Read more
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The Vision of Stephen An Elegy

by Lolah Burford (1931-2002) signed

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Published
1973
Condition
Very good to fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780304292585
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$75.00

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192 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publishers black cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Inscribed by the author to her daughter. Presentation card from publisher's laid in. First British edition. He is the son of a king, heir to a warrior people. But when a net woven of love, intrigue and… Read more
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Arabic Poetry: A Primer for Students

by Arthur John "A J" Arberry (1905-1969)

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Published
1965
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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$5.00

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viii+175 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. First edition. This is an introductory book for university students of Arabic literature. It begins with a substantial introduction in English by Professor Arberry on the development, nature, forms and rhythms of Arabic poetry. The main body of the book is an anthology of Arabic poems in… Read more
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The Yokota Officers Club

by Sarah Bird (1949- )

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Published
2001
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780375412141
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$2.50

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367 pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's quarter red paper with silver lettering to sine over blue boards in original pictorial jacket. First edition. 1. Smells play a major role in The Yokota Officers Club . They are even used as titles for each chapter. What effect did they have on you as a reader?… Read more
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