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Death comes for the Archbishop

By Cather, Willa

New York: The Modern Library, 1931 Stated first Modern LIbrary Edition, meets all the first points listed in the Toledano Guide. #7 spine, Kent Endpapers, Brown balloon cloth with gilt spine lettering.. First Modern Library Edition. Balloon Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$99.99

The Enormous Room

By Cummings, E.E.

New York: The Modern Library, 1949 The DJ is not price clipped, 360 titles listed on the inside cover of the DJ. Minimal pen marks on the first 12 pages.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$19.99

God's Little Acre

By Caldwell, Erskine

New York: The Modern Library, 1934 The DJ lists 284 titles. No internal marks or writing. Modern Library #51. Green cloth boards with red insert, gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Kent endpapers, spine #8. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$79.99

Cyrano De Bergerac

By Rostand, Edmond

New York: The Modern Library, 1929 Meets all the Toledano points for the true ML first. #4 binding with red balloon cloth gilt lettering still bright on the spine, Bernhard Endpapers, nice deep purple topstain, corners still sharp. The DJ has staining with minor chips and edgewear. DJ back cover indicates 159 books in print in the ML Edition series with a coupon as a part of the back cover for reordering. Very collectible.. First Modern Library Edition. Balloon Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$219.99

Of Mice and Men

By Steinbeck John,

New York: Modern Library, 1938 The DJ notes 95 cents per copy. No internal marks or imprints. Green balloon cloth, with slight fading on the spine, dj lists 257 titles. Kent endpapers. Spine is #7 in Toledano reference. Front of dj states " a new masterpiece", The strange disturbing drama of two men and a woman. Meets all the Toledano points for the true first Modern Library Edition. Previous owner name on the half-title page, neatly. The same name is written very faintly on the front of the DJ. This true first is very scarce with the correct DJ. . First Modern Library Edition. Baloon Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$99.99

Wilderness a Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska

By Kerouac, Jack; Johnson, Joyce

New York: The Modern Library, 1930 Meets all the Toledano guidelines for the true first ML Edition. Flexible red balloon cloth, map endpapers, #6 regular spine, stated first edition, 243 pages. The inside of the DJ lists the complete 190 books in the series #182 on the DJ spine, which has very minor edgewear. Red topstain still evident with just minor fading and marking. Kent's woodcuts throughout. Includes the new "second preface" by the author. There are many examples of this book with different bindings and DJs that list 225 books, which are not true firsts, this one is the genuine First Edition, first state. Originally published in 1920, this book designed by the Walpole Printing Office Printed by the Parkway Printing Company and bound for the ML by H. Wolff. . First Modern Library Edition. Balloon Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$499.99

Ben Hur

By Wallace, Lew

New York: The Modern Library, 1933 Meets all the Toledano Guide points for the true first edition. #7 spine with bright gilt lettering, brown topstain, Kent Endpapers, Balloon cloth binding, #139 listed on the spine of the DJ. 225 other titles listed on the inside of the DJ. There is minor chipping to the spine ends, but the 139 designation at the base of the DJ spine is still present. Chariot race illustration on the DJ front cover. No internal marks, names or writing. Very Scarce!. First Modern Library Edition. Balloon Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$229.99

Victory

By Conrad, Joseph

New York: Modern Library DJ lists 362 titles, unclipped @ 1.25. Probably 1952 or 53, according to Toledano.. Later Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$21.00

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

By Joyce, James

New York: Modern Library DJ lists 271 titles, could be 1940 or 1941 edition according to Toledano. DJ .95.. Later Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$24.00

Tristram Shandy

By Sterne, Laurence

New York: Modern Library Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover. Poor/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.00