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WASHINGTON IRVING'S SKETCH BOOK

by WASHINGTON IRVING

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Published
1985
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517457528
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$44.15

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This is a first (and likely only) edition of Washington Irving's Sketch Book, published by Avenel in 1985. It is a facsimile reproduction of the The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., first published in 1819 and 1820. Geoffrey Crayon was the pseudonym of the American writer Washington Irving, who is most famous for the stories Rip… Read more
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THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780771037450
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$20.07

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This is an unread copy of The New Morningside Papers, the second volume of letters, opinion and stories by the famed Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski (1934-2002). Gzowski hosted various shows on CBC Radio for 30 years; his pieces are funny, sad, entertaining and informative. I say that this is a first edition because I… Read more
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THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

by Various

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781555971182
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$32.11

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This is a stated first printing of The Invisible Enemy: Alcoholism and the Modern Short Story, published in 1989. It's a trade paperback--it was not published in hardcover. It is 15 short stories, by famous authors, about or involving alcoholism. It is broken down into sections: Family, Children, Progressions, Delusions and Trying to Stop. See contents… Read more
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JOSEPH CONRAD: FIVE COMPLETE NOVELS

by JOSEPH CONRAD

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Published
1979
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712406
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$28.10

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This is a first US edition of five complete novels of the British writer Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). The title of one of the books is considered offensive; it was published in 1897 and is now commonly referred to as 'The Narcissus'. The other novels in this book are Lord Jim (1900), Typhoon (1902), Nostromo (1904) and… Read more
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THE COLLECTED RUDYARD KIPLING, ILLUSTRATED

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517347980
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This is a first edition of The Collected Rudyard Kipling, Illustrated, published by Avenel in 1982. It is 1000 pages, and includes his best-known works: Captains Courageous, Kim, The Jungle Books, Just So Stories for Little Children, Puck of Pook's Hill, Stalky & Co., and Plain Tales from the Hills. It then adds 11 short stories. See photo… Read more
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THE PURPLE DECADES

by TOM WOLFE

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
Edition
First, Second Printing
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$24.08

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This is the stated second printing of The Purple Decades, a Reader, by the American author and journalist Tom Wolfe (1930-2018). It is a collection of 21 essays selected by Wolfe; they are from the '60s and '70s and are accompanied by his own black-and-white illustrations. Included are his famous profiles of Baby Jane Holzer and… Read more
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EDGAR ALLAN POE STORIES

by EDGAR ALLAN POE

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Published
1961
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Fine
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This is a very nice copy, published in 1961, of Edgar Allan Poe Stories: Twenty-Seven Thrilling Tales by the Master of Suspense, with an Added Selection of His Best Poems. See photo of contents. As you can see, there is quite a bit of wear to the dust jacket, which is unclipped. The book itself is perfect. It does not… Read more
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EROTIC WORKS OF D.H. LAWRENCE

by D.H. LAWRENCE

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517643044
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$52.18

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This is a first edition (1989) of Erotic Works of D.H. Lawrence, Illustrated in Color with the Erotic Paintings of D.H. Lawrence. It includes novels, novellas, short stories, essays and poetry -- see contents photos. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is known as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was prolific, but is most famous for… Read more
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ALEXANDRE DUMAS: COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS

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Published
1927
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Fine
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Alexandre Dumas (pere) (1802-1870) was a French writer and remains one of the most-read French authors. He is most famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers; his works have been adapted into 200 films. Short Stories by Alexandre Dumas Ten Volumes in One Published by Walter J Black Inc., 1927 (UK) Then, in the US, by P.F. Collier & Son, undated (I… Read more
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THE COLLECTED STORIES of ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

by ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER

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Published
1982
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780374126315
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$64.22

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This is a first edition (1982) of The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991), the Polish-American writer who is one of 13 American citizens to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. He wrote hundreds of stories; this selection was chosen by Singer. Singer wrote exclusively in Yiddish. His stories were translated into English by other writers, usually Saul Bellow.… Read more
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SNOPES TRILOGY

by William Faulkner

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Published
1959
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$128.45

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This is the boxed set of Snopes Trilogy, the trilogy written by the great American writer William Faulkner (1897-1962). In three separate books (The Hamlet, The Town, The Mansion), published between 1940 and 1959, Faulkner relates the saga of the insidious Snopes family, and the lengths its members go to to gain power and wealth in Yoknapatawpha… Read more
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THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL

by LEWIS CARROLL

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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This is a stated first edition of The Complete Illustrated Works of Lewis Carroll, published in 1982. It includes all 276 of the original drawings done for Carroll by Sir John Tenniel. This copy is 934 pages and it has not been read. Its only flaws are from storage--there is some soiling to the edges of the underside of the… Read more
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C.S. FORESTER COLLECTION inc HORNBLOWER & AFRICAN QUEEN

by C.S. FORESTER

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780905712024
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$76.27

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This is a near-perfect copy of six collected novels by the great British military novelist C.S. Forester (1899-1966). This book is now approaching rare status. It includes The Ship, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, The Earthly Paradise, The General, The Captain From Connecticut, and the African Queen. These books cover both world wars, the War of 1812,… Read more
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ENGLISH ROMANTIC WRITERS 1798-1832

by David Perkins

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Published
1967
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780155226609
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$56.20

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This is a first edition of English Romantic Writers, an anthology produced in 1967 by David Perkins, Professor of English and American Literature, Emeritus, at Harvard University. It is selected works of English Romantic writers, each with a biographical sketch and a critical analysis of his work. It covers the years 1798 to 1832; it begins… Read more
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THE BEST OF JAMES HERRIOT

by JAMES HERRIOT

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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This is a pristine copy of The Best of James Herriot, Favourite Memories of a Country Vet, published by Reader's Digest (UK) and St Martin's in 1982. This is Herriot's own selection from his original books, with additional material by Reader's Digest editors. See photo of Contents. It is loaded with photos and illustrations, mostly in sepiatone but there… Read more
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CAROL SHIELDS: THE COLLECTED STORIES

by CAROL SHIELDS

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Published
2004
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780679313267
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$28.10

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This is a pristine copy of Carol Shields: The Collected Stories. Shields (1935-2003) was the Pulitzer Prize-winning Canadian author of the novels Unless, The Stone Diaries and Larry's Party was also a renowned short story writer. This volume contains all three of her short story collections: Various Miracles, The Orange Fish and Dressing Up for the Carnival, along with the… Read more
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READERS DIGEST BEDSIDE BOOKS (TWO)

by Various

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Published
1959
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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In 1959, Reader's Digest (UK) produced The Reader's Digest Bedside Library, which was a collection of 6 books. It was only printed once and they are now collectors' items. These little books are 5 1/2" x 4", and each has a different theme. This is two books from that set. The Bedside Book of the Art of Living 320 pages Bound-in silk bookmark, which… Read more
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THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF MARK TWAIN

by MARK TWAIN

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$52.18

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From the International Collectors Library, this is a mint-condition luxury edition copy of The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain. See photos of contents. This copy was published in 1957 and appears to have never been read. Green boards with a gold design. Silk bound-in bookmark.There is slight darkening of the paper, but there is not a mark in it… Read more
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THE OXFORD BOOK OF HUMOROUS PROSE

by Frank Muir

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780192141064
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$40.14

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This is a first reprint of the Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, a 'Conducted Tour' by the English comedy writer Frank Muir (1920-1998). It is not a true anthology; it is a stroll through various humorists of various nationalities writing in English: the standard (Dickens, Twain), the expected (Dorothy Parker, Benchley, Shaw), the unexpected (Edgar Allen… Read more
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DR FELL MYSTERIES, FOUR COMPLETE

by JOHN DICKSON CARR

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780517659564
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$28.10

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This is four complete novels by the prolific American mystery/detective writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977). Carr was known to set his stories around 'impossible crimes', and he had two main detectives: Sir Henry Merrivale, and Dr Gideon Fell. He wrote 23 Dr Fell novels; this book contains the four which its editors thought were the best:To… Read more
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