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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingway

Many consider For Whom the Bell Tolls to be author Ernest Hemingway’s finest work. Inspired by Hemingway’s time as a war correspondent for The North American Newspaper Alliance during the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls is a stark and brutal commentary on the nature of war, sacrifice, and death. In fact, many believe his work is among the best depictions of the Spanish Civil War written. As with some of Hemingway’s other work, many of the characters, experiences, and... Read more
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human nature. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s self-described “celebration of the durability of democracy”... Read more
Trilby

Trilby

by George Du Maurier

Includes bibliographical references.
Just David

Just David

by Eleanor H Porter

Just David is a 1916 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It was among the top six bestsellers in cities across the United States in 1916, and in July 1916 it was the second bestselling novel. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, it tells the story of a young boy, David, who must learn to adapt to living with others after the death of his recluse father; along the way, the villagers and his adoptive parents adopt as much or more to him.
The Two Vanrevels

The Two Vanrevels

by Booth Tarkington

It was long ago in the days when men sighed when they fell in love; when people danced by candle and lamp, and did dance, too, instead of solemnly gliding about; in that mellow time so long ago, when the young were romantic and summer was roses and wine, old Carewe brought his lovely daughter home from the convent to wreck the hearts of the youth of Rouen.
Marching On

Marching On

by James Boyd

Feng Shui

Feng Shui

by J Ernest Eitel

Where the Blue Begins

Where the Blue Begins

by Christopher Morley

The Plutocrat

The Plutocrat

by Booth Tarkington

The Peasants

The Peasants

by Ladislas Reymont

The Keeper Of the Bees

The Keeper Of the Bees

by Gene Stratton-Porter

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Reader's Digest Vol 4, 1991

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Vintage Fiction Books & Ephemera

The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

Random House Publishing Group, 1970. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$9.14
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by Steinbeck, John

Penguin Classics, 1995. Paperback. Good. Former library book; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.04
The Land He Loved: A Story of Old Narragansett

The Land He Loved: A Story of Old Narragansett

by Emmett, Elizabeth

New York, NY, USA: The MacMillan Company, 1950. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Parmelee, Lydia H.. 291pp. Illustrated w full-page drawings by Lydia Parmelee. School library stamp on ffep and three times internally. Adhesive ghost on endpapers. Due slip tipped in on bfep. Rear hinge reinforced. Pale green cloth w white lettering on cover and spine. Corners bumped. Head and tail are worn. Binding remains sound. Full-wrap colour... Read more
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CA$30.00
THE MOON IS DOWN

THE MOON IS DOWN

by John Steinbeck

New York: Viking. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket. Few small open tears throughout. Light chipping at spine crown/heel. .
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$659.95
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by John Steinbeck

Viking, New York, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. JOHN STEINBECK. The Moon Is Down, New York: Viking, 1942. Octavo, first edition, pp. 188, blue cloth boards with silver stamped lettering to spine, blind-stamped label on front, lacking the first-state points. Story of a small town's passive resistance to Nazi occupation. Condition of this book: Jacket price clipped, sunned a bit at spine with some smudges on chipped rear... Read more
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$90.00
MOON IS DOWN

MOON IS DOWN

by Steinbeck John

New York: The Viking Press, 1942. First edition, second printing without large period on 112. 8vo, publisher’s original blue cloth, lettered in silver on the spine and decorated in blind on the upper cover, in the pictorially illustrated dustjacket. 188. A very fine and bright copy, especially so. “For the first time since he wrote his first novel, twelve years ago, Steinbeck has gone outside of America for his setting. Yet this book, more than any other he has written, is of our times... Read more
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$385.00
The Moon Is Down [First Issue]

The Moon Is Down [First Issue]

by STEINBECK, John

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. First Issue, with large period between "talk" and "this" on p.112 and no mention of printer on copyright page. Octavo; blue cloth with titling and rule stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; 188pp. Topstain faded, with mild offsetting to gutters and a little dustiness along the joints; Near Fine. Dustjacket is printed on rough paper, with the $2.00 price unclipped, corners untrimmed and rear flap edge trimmed close to text. Lightly rubbed at extremities,... Read more
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$250.00
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking, 1942 Book. Near Fine/Fine. Hardcover. Early Printing. Copyright page states: Second Printing Before Publication. The book is fine with very light fading to the spine. Dustjacket has wear to corners and spine ends. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover..
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$15.00
May Eve

May Eve

by E.Temple Thuirston

D. Appleton and Company 1923. Dark green boards are sturdy showing soiling and shelf wear especially at spine.Text is clean and unmarked.Front hinge is weakening. Gift inscription and previous owner's name on front end page.
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$20.00
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by John Steinbeck

First Edition; first Printing. Cover is in fine condition. Pages - very good to near fine. Tthere is some discoloration near the top of the last flyleaf page. Assumed original owner penciled in her mane and date (March, 1942) on the fist flyleaf. Otherwise there are no faults with the pages. Un-clipped original dust jacket has a one inch tear along top of rear spine area, darkening along right side of back of dj. (about 1.5" wide) and shelf wear around all edges. Shows original price of $2.00. Very... Read more
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$195.00
Rex Lee, Gypsy Flyer

Rex Lee, Gypsy Flyer

by Burtis, Thomson

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1928. Illustrated frontis. Covers have moderate wear with heavier wear along the spine which has darkened. Corners are bumped and there is a bit of fraying. Small stain on front cover. Gift notation on front endpaper which also shows some fingerprints and smudges. Interior pages have some foxing, as does the are inside the rear cover, and are toning. #5945. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$5.00
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by STEINBECK, John

New York: Viking, 1942. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Early reprint. Glue remnants on the front pastedown else fine in a near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with light wear to the spinal extremities.
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$35.00
The moon is down : a novel

The moon is down : a novel

by Steinbeck, John

Garden City, N.Y. : Sun Dial Press, 1941. First Photoplay Edition. Hardcover. Near fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 188 pages, 5 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm. Subject; City and town life -- Norway -- Fiction. Military occupation -- Fiction.
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$72.00
Captives of the Desert

Captives of the Desert

by Grey, Zane

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1926. First edition by one of the most famous western writers. Cover has a good bump and scrunch at the bottom corners but little wear elsewhere. No marks inside with clean bright pages. #182. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$40.00
Just David

Just David

by Eleanor H. Porter

Boston and New York Houghton Mifflin company, 1916. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1916. 322 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Pages are moderately tanned and thumbed at the edges, with creased corners and foxing. Hinges and guttering are cracked. Binding is loose. Boards have been moderately rub worn, with noticeable shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are bumped and a little frayed and spine ends are crushed, with small splits and chips. Tanning to spine and edges. Boards are... Read more
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£8.91
The Secret of the Sands

The Secret of the Sands

by Geoffrey Prout

Hardcover. Fair. Condition: Fair; Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Edges are dust stained. Foxing and tanning throughout; small tear in first page. No date. Spine is fadded.
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£19.99
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

Viking Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, first issue, 1942. Top edge of pages blue (somewhat faded though); pg 112, line 11 - period dropped between ' talk' & 'this.' Book near fine, with ex libris bookplate on front paste-down, traces of removed bookplate on front paste-down, slight discoloration on end-papers. DJ price-clipped, slight rubbing and chipping at spine ends and corners, slight discoloration on spine, top edges of flaps, back, and inside DJ, else near fine.
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$350.00
The Moon is Down and Short Stories

The Moon is Down and Short Stories

by Steinbeck, John

P. F. Collier & Son, 1942. Hardcover. Acceptable. Missing dust jacket; Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$26.77
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

N,Y.: Viking, 1942. First Edition . Paperback. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7 in- 9 in Tall. First edition., Hard cover, dust jacket chipped on edges." First published March 1942 " Blue cloth covered boards, with silver lettering on spine.
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$21.95
Moon is Down

Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1942. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First printing, first state with stated publication date of March 1942. Mylared dust jacket has chips, a half inch tear, a sunned spine, edge toning and creasing, and soil on rear. Not price clipped. Blue boards with silver and blue imprint. Sunning on spine and edges, light soil. Spine cocked. Light soil on top edge and a few pages, some toning on endpapers, and bookplate on first free endpaper. John... Read more
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$125.00
The Moon is Down

The Moon is Down

by Steinbeck, John

Viking, 1942. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. A fine first edition in a very good price-clipped dust jacket.
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$400.00
The Moon Is Down

The Moon Is Down

by STEINBECK, John

New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition. Second Issue, with large period on p.112 omitted, and with the following two lines added at the bottom of the copyright page: "Printed and Bound in the U.S.A. by/Kingsport Press, Inc., Kingsport, Tenn." Octavo; variant maroon cloth, with titling and rule stamped in silver on spine; light blue topstain; dustjacket; 188pp. Slight forward lean, with a touch of fading to topstain; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, printed on smooth paper with the flap edges... Read more
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$100.00
Call for the Dead

Call for the Dead

by Le Carre, John

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Walker and Company, 1962. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 128pp. Brown boards, blue cloth quarterwrap spine w gold lettering. No wear to covers or spine. Binding square and tight. Brown and blue titled DJ is clean and without wear. BOMC blindstamp square bottom of back board beside tail. Small octavo: 21 x 15cm. A fine copy of the BOMC edition of John Le Carre's first novel.
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CA$25.00