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The Thirteenth Guest

by Trail, Armitage

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Published
1929
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st
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$1,250.00

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Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1929. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1929, first printing. 8vo., 253pp. Bright orange cloth with black titles. Very scarce second mystery novel by the author of Scarface. Light fray to the cloth at the lower spine end, gentle rub at the lower tips, else… Read more
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Cry, the Beloved Country

by Paton, Alan

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The Wild Muse
Published
1948
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
1st
Item Price
$50.00

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NY: Scribners, 1948. Early printing of the first American edition, lacking the Scribner's "A". Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. 8vo., ix+278pp., brown cloth with blue titles and designs. Mild fray a the the lower spine end, some darkening to pastedowns at the gutter, else very good plus in very good dust… Read more
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$50.00
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Poems

by Hosmer, Burr Griswold

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Published
1868
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$225.00

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Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1868. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1868. 8vo., 5" x 7 3/8", vi+171pp., printed on laid paper. Pebbled brown cloth with publisher's paper spine label, yellow endpapers. Some splitting at the front inner hinge, light wear at the spine ends and tips, chip to the upper corner of spine label. … Read more
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$225.00
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Slightly Foxed - Still Desirable: Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting

by Searle, Ronald

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The Wild Muse
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780285629455
Item Price
$100.00

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London: Souvenir Press, 1989. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published London: Souvenir Press, 1989, first printing. Folio, 9" x 12", 124pp., illustrated in color, with 59 humorous cartoons and a glossary on book collecting. Fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Fine. Folio.
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The Minstrel Guide And Joke Book: A Comprehensive Guide To The Organization And Conducting Of A Minstrel Show, And How To Make Up, Containing...

by Lowe, Paul E. (editor)

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Published
1912
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
1st
Item Price
$200.00

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Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, 1912. First edition. Original softcover. Published Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, 1912. 12mo. stapled wrappers, 5 1/8" x 7 1/2", 96pp., plus 4pp. printed covers. Minor binder's crease to top margins of 8 sheets, light soil to rear cover, else near fine, pages clean, front cover bright. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No… Read more
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$200.00
image of Glynn's Jamboree. The Magazine That's Like the Kernel of a Nut - All Meat. 5 issues April, July, August, December, 1922, (Vol. 1 Nos. 1,2,3,6); January, 1923; (Vol. II No. 7).

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Yonkers, NY: Harry A. Glynn, 1922. 5 original issues, including the first three that were published. April, July, August, December, 1922, (Vol. 1 Nos. 1,2,3,6); January, 1923; (Vol. II No. 7). Published Yonkers, NY: Harry A. Glynn, 1922-1923. 12mo., stapled wrappers, 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", each 32-34pp., plus 4pp. printed stiff covers, illustrated. The first issue (April 1922) was… Read more
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$895.00
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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

by Wiggin, Kate Douglas

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The Wild Muse
Published
1903
Condition
Very Good Minus
Edition
1st
Item Price
$150.00

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Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1903. First edition, binding A, with 1/16" publisher's imprint. Issue points of "Don't turn in at the side" on page 325 and "in the October sun" on page 327. Published Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1903. 8vo., x+327pp, +1 ad. Original green pictorial cloth, illustrated in green, blue, pink… Read more
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$150.00
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The Annotated Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

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The Wild Muse
Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780517530719
Item Price
$75.00

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NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1977. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1977, first printing. 4to., 9" x 11 1/4", xxvii+356pp., illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs and art by Marcia Huyette. Black cloth with gilt titles and blind embossed gray boards, pictorial endpapers. Exact reproduction text from the first edition. Near fine in very good… Read more
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$75.00
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ROHAN BOOK OF HOURS

by MEISS, MILLARD & THOMAS, MARCEL (introductions And Commentaries)

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The Wild Muse
Published
1973
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780500231890
Item Price
$85.00

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London: Thames & Hudson, 1973. First edition. Hard cover in publisher's pictorial cloth slipcase. Published London: Thames & Hudson, 1973, first printing. Small 4to., 8 1/2" x 11 3/4", 247pp., text and full page color plates of illuminated manuscript. Red cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilting. Fine in fine slipcase. . 1st. Hard. Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to.
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$85.00
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Spirit of Place: Letters and Essays on Travel

by Durrell, Lawrence

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Published
1969
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$35.00

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NY: Dutton, 1969. First American edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Dutton, 1969, first printing. 8vo., 430 pages, illustrated b/w plates. Edge wrinkle to one signature of pages, bottom edge of front board bumpred, some fade to the spine, else very good, clean, bright, binding tight.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo..
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through The Americas

by Theroux, Paul

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The Wild Muse
Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780395277881
Item Price
$75.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979, first printing. 8vo., 404pp. Green cloth with yellow titles and designs. Theroux's travels by train from Boston to Patagonia--a journey of self discovery and uncommon encounters marked by startling contrasts in culture, climate, landscape, altitude, and attitude--are recounted. Minor foxing to edges,… Read more
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Job: A Comedy of Justice

by Heinlein, Robert A.

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Published
1984
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780345316493
Item Price
$50.00

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NY: Ballantine Books, 1984. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Ballantine Books, 1984, first printing. 8vo., 376pp. Light dust spotting on top edge, previous owner blind emboss on title page, else fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo.
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Sign-posts in a Strange Land

by Percy, Walker

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The Wild Muse
Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780374263911
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$45.00

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NY: Farrar ,Straus and Giroux, 1991. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Farrar ,Straus and Giroux, 1991, first printing. 8vo., xv+428pp. Edited with an Introduction by Patrick Samway. A collection of essays explores such issues as the art of writing novels, the Civil War, semiotics, the physician as novelist, faith, abortion, the future of the Church,… Read more
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The Town

by Faulkner, William

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The Wild Muse
Published
1957
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$175.00

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NY: Random House, 1957. First edition. Hard cover. Published NY: Random House, 1957, first printing. First State, with line 8 repeated on line 10 on page 327. 8vo., 371pp., Maroon cloth with gilt titles and blue rules, top edge of page block tinted gray, gray speckled endpapers. Minor rub to the cloth, spine bit dull, previous owner name on fly… Read more
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$175.00
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A Magical Journey With Carlos Castaneda

by Castaneda, Margaret Runyan

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The Wild Muse
Published
1996
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780969696018
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$35.00

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Victoria, B.C., Canada: Millenia Pr, 1996. First edition. Trade softcover. Published Victoria, B.C., Canada: Millenia Press, 1996, first printing. 8vo. wrappers, xi+186pp., illustrated. Near fine. . 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.
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Being-in-Dreaming: An Initiation into the Sorcerers' World (Harper Odyssey S)

by Donner, Florinda

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The Wild Muse
Published
1991
Condition
Good
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780062501929
Item Price
$15.00

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NY: HarperOne, 1991. First edition. Trade softcover. Published NY: HarperOne, 1991. 8vo. wrappers, 303pp. Some marginal bracketing/notations, foxing along edges. Good. . 1st. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.
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The Loved One

by Waugh, Evelyn

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The Wild Muse
Published
1948
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$20.00

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1948. First American edition. Hard cover. Published Boston: Little, Brown, 1948, first printing. 8vo., 164pp. Gray cloth with green titles. some fray at the heel, bookplate on front pastedow. Very good, clean, bright. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.
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Collected poems (1930-1973)

by Sarton, May

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The Wild Muse
Published
1974
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780393043860
Item Price
$35.00

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NY: Norton, 1974. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Norton, 1974, first printing. 8vo., 416pp. Blue cloth with gilt titles. Fine in near fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.
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The Bishop and Other Stories

by Chekhov, Anton

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Published
1919
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
Item Price
$60.00

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NY: Macmillan, 1919. First American edition. Translated by constance Garnett. Hard cover. Published NY: Macmillan, 1919, first printing. 8vo., 302pp. Blind embossed green cloth with gilt titles. Light wear at the spine ends and tips, mild foxing to pastedowns and a few preliminaries. Very good.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.
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The Power of Silence: Further Lessons of Don Juan

by Castaneda, Carlos

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The Wild Muse
Published
1987
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780671500672
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$15.00

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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987, first printing. 8vo. 286pp. Some textual notes in pen, otherwise very good in very good dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.
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