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Mademoiselle De Maupin. Wood engravings by Howard Simon.

Mademoiselle De Maupin. Wood engravings by Howard Simon.

by Gautier, Theophile

N.Y.: Ives Washburn. Near Fine. 1929. Limited Edition. Hardcover. #95 of 150 copies printed, with 8 mounted plates, pencil signed by the artist. 4to; vellum backed boards; gilt stamped paper spine label. Printed on all rag, deckle edge paper. Browning to vellum in spots primarily on front panel. A very clean copy. First published in 1835. In September 1833, Gautier was solicited to write a historical romance based on the life of French opera star Mlle Maupin, who was a first-rate swordswoman and... Read more
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$50.00
The Corrections: A Novel

The Corrections: A Novel

by Franzen, Jonathan

U.S.A: Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2001. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Type: Hardback 4th Printing. Hardcover Book AS NEW with a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Clean, bright, tight, unmarked book in black half cloth with silver foil titles, ivory boards. Solid, square book with sharp corners. Jacket bright and clean, unclipped, upper front corner lightly rumpled. A comic- tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. National Book Award Winner. 568 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Farrar... Read more
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$16.19
Seven Irish Tales [signed].

Seven Irish Tales [signed].

by ABBE, ELFRIEDE, WOODCUTS BY

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (1957). Fine. 1957. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 256 of 275 copies, signed on the limitation page by Elfriede Abbe. Designed, illustrated, hand-set, and hand-printed by Elfriede Abbe for Cornell University Press. The illustrations were printed from the original wood blocks. 44 pp.; 4to; green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With large and small text illustrations, illustrated chapter heads, vignettes, and 4 full page plates. Including: The legend of... Read more
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$150.00
Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams

by Kingsolver, Barbara

USA: HarperCollins, 1990. Trade Paperback. Good. Trade Paperback in Good+ Condition. Clean and bright cover with illustration by Lisa Desimini; cover has light edgewear with scuff at spine head edge, wear to front corners. Prev owner name on first page. Contents page has what looks like a coffee stain, otherwise, pages clean and unmarked. Tight and solid binging, slight lean to spine. A rich and compassionate book, filled with political and personal horrors and the hope and magic of everyday life.... Read more
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$6.63
An Elegy for September

An Elegy for September

by NICHOLS, JOHN

New York, New York, U.S.A: Henry Holt & Co, 1992. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. Archival protective cover. An age-old story in fresh form--middle-age man with a weak heart, two failed marriages, and mourning the energy he squandered as a young man-meets a woman young enough to be his daughter, full of vitality, but perhaps unaware of the dangers life may bring. A "poignant and eloquent" novel 161 pages. 5.25... Read more
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$7.08
A Modern Utopia

A Modern Utopia

by Wells, H.G

Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1967. Later Printing . Trade Paperback. Good -/No Jacket. This listing is for two titles sold as a pair at the listed price with one-book priced shipping. "Utopia" is a good study or reference copy, with an assortment of cosmetic issues. Some extremely light soiling staining of covers, photo coming. Rather thumbed but not smudged. The trade paperbacks spine is creased, but not badly so, binding holding nicely. Much pencilled noting in text, mostly... Read more
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$21.50
The Thanksgiving Visitor

The Thanksgiving Visitor

by Capote, Truman

Random House, 1967. Stated first printing. Beige boards, red cloth binding with gilt decoration. Dark green slipcase with pasted titles plate. No DJ as issued. Book very good plus with mild aging. Slipcase also very good with minor soil, a bit of sunning to top edge. 63 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Book.
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$125.00
The Private Press Ventures of Samuel Lloyd Osbourne and R. L. S. With  facsimiles of their publications.

The Private Press Ventures of Samuel Lloyd Osbourne and R. L. S. With facsimiles of their publications.

by Hart, James D

(San Francisco): The Book Club of California. Fine. 1966. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 500 copies printed by Alfred & Lawton Kennedy. 49pp.; 4to; tan cloth, spine lettered in gilt; 9 facsimiles in rear pocket. Publisher's printed announcement laid in. Typographic and literary history regarding Osbournes printing efforts and the influence of his father-in-law, Robert Louis Stevenson. .
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$35.00
A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

A Fanatic Heart: Selected Stories of Edna O'Brien

by O'Brien, Edna

Plume/Penguin Books, 1985. Paperback. Very Good. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Red and white wraps with green titles is clean and unmarked with slight wear to lower font corner, first three pages have tiny nick to lower corner. Glued binding tight and solid, square, no spine creases. Internals toned, otherwise as new. 29 stories selected from Edna O'Brien's short fiction Her stories of an Irish childhood portray a young girl's view of obsessive love, and often wrenching pain... Read more
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$14.14
Love Is Forever: A Romantic Ride on Cupids Arrow

Love Is Forever: A Romantic Ride on Cupids Arrow

by Cooper, Carol & Alan Ross

Nashville, TN: Walnut Grove Press, 1999. Paperback. As New. 158 pgs. A collection of famous love sayings and poems of the ages. 158 pages, NEW condition. MSRP 6.95. Save and buy new and out of print books here;
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$3.00
The Story of the Bed.

The Story of the Bed.

by Dusenbery, Walter

[San Francisco]: Natoma Society. Fine. 1970. First Edition. Softcover. Unpaged; 6" x 6"; embossed gold wrappers; text with facing black & white photos of a bed in various San Francisco locals, i.e. home plate at Big Rec basball field. Light foxing to foredge of front endpaper. .
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$25.00
Copeland's Treasury for Booklovers:  A Panorama of English and American Poetry and Prose from the Earliest Times to the Present,  Volume I

Copeland's Treasury for Booklovers: A Panorama of English and American Poetry and Prose from the Earliest Times to the Present, Volume I

by Copeland, Charles Townsend

USA: Charles Scribner Sons, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Volume I of Copeland's anthology, A Panorama of English and American Poetry and Prose From The Earliest Times To The Present (time of publication). For the student, the book-lover, the reader. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. No jacket. Monochrome illustrations. Red cloth gilt titled and decorated on spine with three low ridges and two medium. Front with blind stamped design and triple borders. Very clean and... Read more
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$15.09
High Fences

High Fences

by Richmond, Grace S

Garden City, New York, U.S.A: Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1930. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Type: Hardback First Edition. 1930 Hardcover Book in Fair Condition. Without Jacket. Grace Richmond, 1866-1959, was an American author who wrote a series of popular fiction novels, the best known perhaps the "Red Pepper Burns" series. Green cloth cover with yellow titles to spine and front, spine cloth faded, spine head and heel scuffed and corners are lightly scuiffed, edges rubbed.... Read more
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$13.59
Beyond the Boundaries: African Literature and Literary Theory

Beyond the Boundaries: African Literature and Literary Theory

by Schipper, Mineke

London, England: Allison & Busby/W. H. Allen & Co, 1989. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Printing, published simultaneously with Hardcover edition. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Just of touch of wear to cover edges, otherwise clean, unmarked, tight and square binding, internals clean and free from any markings, no creases. The author makes a powerful case for African literature, as an object of scholarly research as well as a moral force in contemporary Africa (paraphrase from... Read more
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$5.77
Publishing in the West: Alan Swallow: Some Letters and Commentaries.  Edited with an Introduction by William F. Calire.

Publishing in the West: Alan Swallow: Some Letters and Commentaries. Edited with an Introduction by William F. Calire.

by Swallow, Alan

Santa Fe: The Lightning Tree (1974). Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1974. Hardcover. 0890160031 . 80pp., includes bibliographic list of all Swallow books in print as of 1966; 8vo; cloth in dust jacket. .
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$15.00
Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest

Songs of the Fluteplayer: Seasons of Life in the Southwest

by Russell, Sharman Apt

USA: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1992. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. A lovely literary debut in which the author shares her spiritual journey as she and her husband leave the faster life to find a way of life in a rural community in the remote southwestern desert in New Mexico. Very clean light green and orange card cover with a touch of wear to the corners. Tight glued binding. Pages clean, unmarked, no creases or dog-eared pages. 160... Read more
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$5.42
The Desert Year

The Desert Year

by Krutch, Joseph Wood

Clean throughout, sharp cornered, minor rubs to covers only, appears unread. Trade paperback, 270 pages. Illustrated by Rudolf Freund. Carefully packaged, quickly shipped.
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$13.95
Undue Influence: A Novel

Undue Influence: A Novel

by Brookner, Anita

USA: Random House Inc, 2000. First US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Type: Hardback First U. S. Printing. Hardcover in Fine Condition with a Near Fine Jacket. Bound in Fine grey half cloth, gilt titled, with lighter grey boards, very clean and unmarked; tight, solid and square. Rough cut. Internals Fine. Jacket is Near Fine with shelf rubbing to back side. A story of a girl living a restricted life in London under the watchful eye of her mother; she re-examines her life after the death of her... Read more
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$14.25
The Best of Kathleen Norris

The Best of Kathleen Norris

by Norris, Kathleen

New York, New York, USA: Hanover House, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hard Back Stated First Edition. Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Jacket with archival protective cover. Two complete novels ("Mother" and "The American Flaggs"), essays, short stories including the famous Irish-in-New York series, and a play published for the first time in this selection, by one of America's most famous storytellers. The book is bound in bright red... Read more
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$5.42
The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back To Wuthering Heights

The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back To Wuthering Heights

by Haire-Sargeant, Lin

U.S.A: Pocket Books, 1992. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hardback Hardcover BCE Book in Very Good Condition with a Good Jacket. Black half cloth binding with sharp and bright gilt titles, gray boards, clean, unmarked, tight and solid. Light waviness of upper corner of pages at the back of the book where there is a small faint stain on the text block edge. Jacket is clean, worn with rubbing and edgewear, but intact and unmarked. In Heathcliff's own words, from a long lost... Read more
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$6.46
Fork in the Road

Fork in the Road

by Hamill, Denis

New York: Washington Square Press, 2001. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. First Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Printing, 2001. In Near Fine Condtion. Just a touch of wear to upper corner and spine head, else Fine. A story of ill-fated love played out in the romantic squalor and violence of contemporary Dublin and New York, with the protagonist's heartbreaking journey from exhilaration to desolation. 480 pages. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. 2001, Washington Square Press, New York.
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$13.48
Sketches of Naughty Ladies

Sketches of Naughty Ladies

by Goethe

KS: Haldeman-Julius Co. Little Blue Book No.1457. Stapled 32 pgs. Not Dated. Interior Clean, Covers dust soiled. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Soft Cover. Good/None Issued.
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$10.00
Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories

by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Franklin Library, 1983. Light brown leather binding, gilt titles & decoration, gilded edges, silk moire endpapers, ribbon bookmark. No DJ as issued. One- and two-page one-color illustrations. Near fine. 233 pp.. Reprint.. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Herbert Tauss. Book.
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$65.00
Romance Treasury: A Wife for Andrew; Bitter Masquerade; Fate is Remarkable

Romance Treasury: A Wife for Andrew; Bitter Masquerade; Fate is Remarkable

by Lucy Gillen; Margery Hilton; Betty Neels

1977; Romance Treasury Assn, Ontario, Canada; Fifth Edition, Near Fine blue leather Hardcover w/ gold gilt lettering and design to cover & spine, ribbon marker, Very Good Dust Jacket. "This Romance Treasury collection includes three titles: A Wife for Andrew, Lucy Gillen; Bitter Masquerade, Margery Hilton; Fate is Remarkable, Betty Neels." 569 pp. ISBN: 091986001X, pages slightly age toned; edgewear, chipping, 2 short tears to dj, neat p.o. name on ffep. Tight, solid copy. Collectible! BOOKS IN TIME --... Read more
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$15.00
The Indispensible Thomas Wolfe

The Indispensible Thomas Wolfe

by Wolfe, Thomas

The Book Society, 1950. First printing of this edition, issued a year earlier by Viking Press. Tan cloth spine, black cloth boards, gilt titles and decoration. No DJ as issued. In red slipcase. Edited by Maxwell Geismar. Contains Look Homeward, Angel, Time and the River, Web and the Rock, You Can't Go Home Again, miscellaneous pieces including criticism, short stories, autobiographical sketches. Book very good with notmuch wear. Slipcase also very good with surface gouge at one side, watermarks on... Read more
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$75.00