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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1955]

Stock No.: 76251

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar; includes preface by the author. Complete and unabridged. --- In Toledano spine 8 w/full grey cloth covers, gilt titling stamped on black blocks, cover and spine, & grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1955 date (likely publication date). Jacket style i, verso advertises 374 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- Exposure to dampness has caused jacket to adhere to covers (now detached but bits of jacket remains on covers). Volume is otherwise clean and intact. Dust jacket with chips & rubbing, bears original $1.45 flap price... View more info

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The Decameron (Modern Library #71.4)

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1959]

Stock No.: 77140

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Good only copy of the classic collection of ancient stories. Translated (and with translator's note) from the Italian by Frances Winwar. Complete and unabridged. --- Toledano spine 8, w/light grey cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Likely published c.1959 (though 1955 publication date appears in book). Jacket style h, verso advertises 385 titles in ML catalog. ML #71.4. --- With water-spotting to topstain, evidence of exposure to moisture, otherwise an unmarked, clean copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is very rubbed & w/some s... View more info

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The Decameron

By: BOCCACCIO, Giovanni

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1981

Stock No.: 83833

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A fancy reprint edition of the 14th century author's collection of 10 stories which have long been considered the ultimate in tales and have provided numerous plot lines for subsequent works by others. Translated by G. H. McWilliam and with woodcut illustrations by José Narro. --- In full leatherette-like black cloth-covered boards with gilt decorations on covers and spine; title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, tightly-bound, clean copy but with slight scratches to textblock edges.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey into North Wales (6 Volume Set)

By: BOSWELL, James; HILL, George Birkbeck (editor)

Price: $281.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Stock No.: 78675

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


James Boswell's biography of the noted English author Dr. Samuel Johnson has been described as "the greatest biography written in the English language." This 6-volume set was edited by George Birkbeck Hill, and published in 1891 on the centennial of the first publication of this work. With various frontis portraits of Dr. Johnson and James Boswell, and with fold-out facsimile letters and miscellaneous engraved illustrations. --- In blue cloth-covered hardcovers w/gilt-stamped spine titling; top edges gilt. Volumes lack dust jackets. --- With a tear to the cloth at the back joint of Volume I, s... View more info

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Eva Trout, or Changing Scenes

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79506

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first edition of this novel by the gifted Elizabeth Bowen, the author of "The House in Paris" and "The Death of the Heart". This work's protagonist is an essentially parentless girl who changes locales in England, France and America in search of herself. This edition precedes the 1969 Jonathan Cape first U.K. edition. --- In full teal cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling & decorations on cover and spine. Jacket with full-page Angus McBean black and white portrait of the author on back cover. --- With prior owner's signature to front paste-down, otherwise a clea... View more info

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Collected Impressions

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green and Co: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79663

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First edition of Elizabeth Bowen's collection of many of her writings on literary topics. Includes book reviews, prefaces she wrote for other writers' works, studies and essays on a variety of scholarly subjects; as well as a preface by the author. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, printed on buff color leaves; blue topstain. R. A. Maynard designed dust jacket in brown, tan and navy. --- With bumps to lower cover corners, otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original 16'- net flap price, with small tears and light chipping to edges; in ... View more info

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The House in Paris

By: BOWEN, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1936

Stock No.: 79503

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


An early printing of Elizabeth Bowen's acclaimed novel centering around two children who cross paths on their respective European journeys at a woman's home in Paris. Interestingly, the narrative shifts to the imagined past of one of their mothers in mid-book. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards with "EB" design to cover, titling and decorations to spine, all in darker blue; dark blue topstain. Jacket with Parisian scene, including Henrietta's toy monkey. Two NY Times articles concerning Ms. Bowen laid in. --- With binder's glue bleed through at endpapers, else a clean, firm, unmark... View more info

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A Penny for the Poor

By: BRECHT, Bertolt

Price: $81.50

Publisher: New York, Hillman-Curl, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 78571

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First American Edition. A novel, based on the author's famous play, "A Threepenny Opera". Translated from the German by Desmond I. Vesey; chapter-head verses translated by Christopher Isherwood. --- In red cloth-covered hardcovers with titling and beggar's hand drawing in black on cover and spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With a little sunning to spine and binder's glue bleed-through at endpapers, otherwise volume is firm, unmarked and clean. Scarce in this edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages View more info

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Shirley

By: BRONTË, Charlotte

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1950

Stock No.: 81688

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


The second published novel by Charlotte Brontë followed her "Jane Eyre" and first appeared in 1849 under her Currer Bell pseudonym. The story is set in Yorkshire amidst labor unrest in the textile industry following the Napoleonic Wars. With an introduction by May Sinclair. Entry 288 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1950 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious decoration to cover and brown topstain. Red jacket features Ravilious "EL" decoration on cover. --- A clean, brig... View more info

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The Professor -and- Emma: A Fragment (Everyman's Library #417)

By: BRONTË, Charlotte

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1969

Stock No.: 82092

ISBN: 0460004174

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


An Everyman's Library reprint edition presenting the first novel written by Charlotte Brontë. Though she wrote it before her notable "Jane Eyre" and other works, it was first published after her death. The story is semi-autobiographical, and draws on her experience as a teacher in Brussels as a young woman. With an introduction by Margaret Lane. --- Also included are two chapters from her unfinished novel "Emma", along with an introduction by William Makepeace Thackeray. Entry 417 in Everyman's Library Fiction series. --- A 1969 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger fo... View more info

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Shirley

By: BRONTË, Charlotte

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1962

Stock No.: 82093

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The second published novel by Charlotte Brontë followed her "Jane Eyre" and first appeared in 1849 under her Currer Bell pseudonym. The story is set in Yorkshire amidst labor unrest in the textile industry following the Napoleonic Wars. With an introduction by Margaret Lane. Entry 288 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1962 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full green cloth-covered boards with bronze/copper-stamped spine titling and "EL" in script at tail of spine; pale orange topstain. In green dust jacket with Everyman's Library and scrollwork t... View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: BRONTË, Charlotte

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1974

Stock No.: 82840

Condition: Near Fine


A stylishly-produced illustrated reprint edition of the classic novel, which was first published in 1847. With lithographs by Barnett Freedman inside the body of the volume and reproduced on covers (but not at endpapers). With preface entitled 'How This Book Came to Be' by John T. Winterich. Though often seen as a set with Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights", this offer only for "Jane Eyre". --- In Freedman-decorated full rust cloth covers with titling in gilt on spine; gilt stripes on front and back. Sandglass flyer laid in (Avon, no. IIIR: 38). Slipcase covered in black paper... View more info

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Shirley (Everyman's Library #288)

By: BRONTË, Charlotte (author); SINCLAIR, May (introduction)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1935

Stock No.: 82083

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The second published novel by Charlotte Brontë followed her "Jane Eyre" and first appeared in 1849 under her Currer Bell pseudonym. The story is set in Yorkshire amidst labor unrest in the textile industry following the Napoleonic Wars. With an introduction by May Sinclair. Entry 288 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1935 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full carmine red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover & brown topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With severely sunned spine ... View more info

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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (2-volume set in slipcases) With lithographs by Barnett Freedman

By: BRONTË, Charlotte; BRONTË, Emily

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1974

Stock No.: 83728

Condition: Near Fine


The two legendary novels in an attractive, illustrated reprint set. Both feature color lithographs by Barnett Freedman and with introductions by John T. Winterich. Both 'Jane Eyre' and 'Wuthering Heights' were originally published in 1847. These reprint versions published c.1974 ("Heights" is undated). --- In blue, tan and cream marbled paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Sandglass flyers laid in (Norwalk, no number to "Jane", no. XI: 37R to "Heights"). Each volume in its own blue paper-covered slipcase. --- Both volumes with mild... View more info

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Wuthering Heights (Popular Classics Library)

By: BRONTË, Emily

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, Popular Publishing: 2001

Stock No.: 82146

ISBN: 159027010X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A modern reprint edition of Emily Brontë's cherished romance novel, first published under her pen name of Ellis Bell in 1847. --- In pictorial paper-covered boards with color painting by Valentin Ruths to cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Leaves have yellowed a little, otherwise a clean, unmarked, sound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 201 pages View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: BRONTË, Emily; EICHENBERG, Fritz (woodcut illustrations)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1977-80]

Stock No.: 80432

ISBN: 039460458X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


The classic romance novel in a Modern Library reprint edition. With wood engraved illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg, an introduction by Royal A. Gettmann, and an editor's preface by Charlotte Brontë, writing under her Currer Bell pseudonym. --- In Toledano spine 15 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stitched) / plain style F endpapers / plain tan style p dust jacket / verso blank. Likely published c.1977-1980 though incorrectly labeled as "First Modern Library Edition, 1950" on copyright page. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with slight... View more info

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The Ring and the Book, Volume 3 Only (Everyman's Library #502)

By: BROWNING, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London/New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1962

Stock No.: 80279

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Volume 3 only of the 4-volume "verse novel" by Browning, which tells the story of Count Guido Franceschini's trial for murder. Includes an introduction by John Bryson and with extensive end notes. Everyman's Library #502. --- In binding style 4, full black cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, pale orange topstain. Purple jacket with Peter Rutland drawing of the murder on the cover. --- A clean, sturdy, unmarked copy but with a little dusty soiling to cloth. Jacket with retailer's sticker, plenty of rubbing and with some chafing to edges, otherwise bright and in removab... View more info

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The Age of Fable, or The Beauties of Mythology

By: BULFINCH, Thomas; KLAPP, W. H. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1942

Stock No.: 80725

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Many of the most-repeated myths and fables from Greek mythology are presented here in this attractive illustrated reprint edition. With notes, revisions and additions by W. H. Klapp and illustrations by Stanley William Hayter. Maps of ancient Greece and "family trees" of the Gods at endpapers. --- In orange and beige cloth-covered boards with circular device to cover in green foil. Titling and columnar illustration stamped in gilt on spine; green topstain. Volume lacks a slipcase and publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- Spine titling has dulled, but overall volume is in exce... View more info

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The Last Days of Pompeii (The Globe Edition)

By: BULWER-LYTTON, Sir Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelpha, J. B. Lippincott & Co.: 1875

Stock No.: 81365

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An 1875 reprint edition of the famed historical novel set in Pompeii near present-day Naples. This work tells of early Christians and culminates with the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. First published in 1834. --- In full pebbled green cloth-covered boards with blindstamped decorations to front and back covers; titling & decorations in gilt on spine; brown endpapers and tissue-protected engraved frontis illustration. --- With tears to cloth at front joint, to paper at front gutter, discreet bookseller label to front paste-down and prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, else a sound ... View more info

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The Last Days of Pompeii

By: BULWER-LYTTON, Sir Edward G. E.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, International Collectors Library: [c.1950s-60s]

Stock No.: 80986

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A reprint edition of the famed historical novel set in Pompeii at the base of Vesuvius. First published in 1834. Publisher's flyer specific to this work laid in. --- This volume is made to simulate a book with leatherbound qualities, with gilt stamped decorations and titling on full dark green paper-covered boards and satin bookmark ribbon. Lacks a dust jacket. Volume bears 1946 date, but likely published c.1950s-60s. --- Outer paper covering is brittle and has a nick to top of spine, crack to covering at rear joint and prior owner's signature and notation to verso of front free endpaper; else... View more info

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The Secret Garden (Treasury of Illustrated Classics series)

By: BURNETT, Frances Hodgson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Port Washington, Penna., Modern Publishing / Kappa Books Publishers LLC: 2017

Stock No.: 83240

ISBN: 0766633373

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Frances Hodgson Burnett's cherished tale of a lonely young orphan girl who finds a secret garden at her uncle's house. The story is retold for the younger reader in large typeface. Abridged, adapted and illustrated by "quadrum". An entry in publisher's "Treasury of Illustrated Classics" series. --- In pictorial hardcovers with color image of the girl entering the garden to cover. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; 191 pages View more info

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Evelina (Everyman's Library #352)

By: BURNEY, Fanny

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1935

Stock No.: 82080

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Fanny Burney's novel was first published anonymously in 1778 and takes the form of diary entries made by a young aristocratic girl in England. Edited, and with a brief introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 352 in Everyman's Library fiction series. --- A 1935 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full carmine red cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to cover & brown topstain. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With severely sunned spine (and barely readable spine titling), else a clean, bright, firmly-bound copy.; 16mo (6 t... View more info

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Evelina (Everyman's Library Flex Leatherette style, EL #352)

By: BURNEY, Fanny

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1927

Stock No.: 82667

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Fanny Burney's novel was first published anonymously in 1778 and takes the form of diary entries made by a young aristocratic girl in England. Edited, and with a brief introduction by Ernest Rhys. Entry 352 in Everyman's Library Fiction series, edited by Mr. Rhys. --- In binding style 2, full maroon leather-covered boards with Reginald Knowles-designed gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations, gilt-stamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, elaborate Knowles woodcut art to title and frontis pages, top edge gilt. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front free endpa... View more info

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Evelina, or A Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Everyman's Library Fiction series, EL #352)

By: BURNEY, Fanny

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1958

Stock No.: 82904

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Fanny Burney's novel was first published anonymously in 1778 and takes the form of diary entries made by a young aristocratic girl in England. This Everyman's Library edition with an introduction by Lewis Gibbs. #352 in EL's Fiction series. --- A 1958 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt "EL" in script at tail of spine; pale orange topstain. In green dust jacket with black & white illustration of a young couple in fancy dress on front cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, unmarked an... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company/Literary Guild: 1944

Stock No.: 77044

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book club edition. A nice copy of the author's classic novel, which is a character study of a man's life and challenges. With color and black and white illustrations by André Durenceau. --- In full rust cloth-covered boards with illustration on cover, illustrations and titling on spine; all in gilt. Olive coloring to jacket, with Durenceau color illustration on cover. --- A firm, clean copy but with small hole in front fr ee endpaper. Dust jacket with some chipping and tears along edges, in removable archival mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 429 pages View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (Modern Library #13.1)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1931-1939]

Stock No.: 79003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The author's controversial semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1903 after his death in 1902. With a biographical note about Butler and this work by R. A. Streatfeild. --- In Toledano spine 7: full rust balloon cloth-covered limp boards, gilt lettering and decorations on cover and spine, and with binder's red topstain. With orange Kent endpapers, no dust jacket. Likely published c.1931-1939 (no date appears in the book). ML #13.1. --- Spine is sunned (but titling is readable), with an open tear to title page and rounded cover corners. A partially detached rear hinge has been carefully ... View more info

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Erewhon, or Over the Range -and- Erewhon Revisited: Twenty Years Later (Modern Library #136.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-63]

Stock No.: 80471

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition presenting the author's utopian first novel "Erewhon" (first published 1872) and its sequel (1901) in this single volume. With an introduction by Lewis Mumford. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / faded black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1939-63 (though 1927 date appears in the book). ML #136.2. --- A clean, sturdy and unmarked copy but with some dulling to cover & spine gilding and slightly sunned spine.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall) ; xxvii, 622 pages View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (Modern Library #13.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950-70]

Stock No.: 83101

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Samuel Butler's controversial semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1903 after his death in 1902. With a biographical note about Butler and this work by R. A. Streatfeild, as well as an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / lacks the dust jacket. Likely published c.1950-70 (1950 date appears in book). ML #13.2. --- A very nice copy: clean, sturdy and unmarked though with slight dulling to cover & spine gilding.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xxix, 562 pages View more info

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Erewhon, or Over the Range -and- Erewhon Revisited: Twenty Years Later (Modern Library #136.2)

By: BUTLER, Samuel

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1963-67]

Stock No.: 83115

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition presenting the author's utopian first novel "Erewhon" (first published 1872) and its sequel (1901). Originally published anonymously, "Erewhon" satirically skewered Victorian society. With an introduction by Lewis Mumford. --- In Toledano spine 11 / red cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / tan Kent endpapers / jacket style l, verso blank. Likely published c.1963-67 (though 1955 date appears in book). ML #136.2. --- An excellent copy: clean, newish and tightly bound, but with Lubbock bookselle... View more info

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Tobacco Road

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Athens, The University of Georgia Press: 1995

Stock No.: 78548

ISBN: 082031661X

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


This highly-regarded novel by Mr. Caldwell paints a shockingly candid picture of poor depression-era rural farmers in the American South. --- This trade paperback reprint edition with a foreword by Lewis Nordan. --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy but with retailer's back cover sticker and a corner crease to covers and all pages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; ix, 184 pages View more info

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God's Little Acre (Modern Library #51.2)

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $26.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1936

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 83064

Condition: Poor in Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library edition, 1934 (confirmed). A reprint edition of Mr. Caldwell's rollicking, humorous novel, featuring eccentric Southern farmers. This work was so controversial that it was banned in Boston and New York, and the author was arrested for disseminating 'pornography'. With a new foreword by the author. A New York court filing declaring the legality of this work is appended. --- In Toledano spine 7 / blue balloon cloth / limp boards / gilt cover & spine lettering & decorations / dark topstain / orange Kent endpapers / jacket style e, verso lists 225 titles in ML catalog. ... View more info

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God's Little Acre Modern Library #51.2

By: CALDWELL, Erskine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1963-67]

Stock No.: 83105

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of Mr. Caldwell's rollicking, humorous novel, featuring eccentric Southern farmers. This work was so controversial that it was banned in Boston and New York, and the author was arrested for disseminating 'pornography'. --- A possible mis-match of jacket and book, in Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style n, verso blank. Jacket art in brown and white. Possibly published c.1963-67 (1933 date appears in book). ML #51.2. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy but with minor soiling ... View more info

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The Fall -and- Exile and the Kingdom (Modern Library #352.1)

By: CAMUS, Albert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 83106

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering "The Fall", a short novel by the Algerian-born French author Albert Camus (1913-1960), as well as "Exile and the Fall", his collection of 6 short stories. Translated from the French by Justin O'Brien. Per the jacket, the author envisaged that these two works would be presented together. --- In Toledano spine 12 / red cloth / blindstamped ml cover device / gilt-stamped spine titling / tan Rockwell Kent endpapers / jacket style k, verso is blank. Likely published c.1967 (though 1958 date appears in book). ML #352.1. --- With prior owner's rubbe... View more info

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Three Novels: Hordubal, An Ordinary Life, Meteor

By: CAPEK, Karel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, A. A. Wyn, Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 60374

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Omnibus edition of noted Czech science fiction/dissident writer's Noetic Trilogy. Mr. Capek was the first to use the term 'robot' in his play entitled 'R.U.R.' Translation by M. and R. Weatherall. In orange full cloth covers, with soiling to spine & textblock edges. Fly page torn out, else solid and tight. With 1990 Wash. Post review of work laid in. Lacks a dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 469 pages View more info

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Selected Writings of Truman Capote (Modern Library #353.1)

By: CAPOTE, Truman

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1965]

Stock No.: 83649

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


A selection, chosen by the author, of his fiction and non-fiction writings. Includes stories from his "A Tree of Night" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (including "Breakfast at Tiffany's" itself). With an introduction by Mark Schorer. In simple brown typographical dust jacket. --- In Toledano spine 11 / red cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style k, verso blank. Likely published c.1965 (though 1960 date appears in book). ML #353.1. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy but with prior ow... View more info

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Alice in Wonderland: Abridged and adapted for the younger reader (Treasury of Illustrated Classics series)

By: CARROLL, Lewis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Port Washington, Penna., Modern Publishing / Kappa Books Publishers LLC: 2017

Stock No.: 83236

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Lewis Carroll's classic tale is abridged, adapted and illustrated for the younger reader by "quadrum". Printed in large type and and with illustrations in black & white. An entry in publisher's "Treasury of Illustrated Classics" series. --- In pictorial hardcovers with color image of Alice at tea with the Mad Hatter. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; 191 pages View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

By: CARROLL, Lewis (author); TENNIEL, John (illustrations)

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1969

Stock No.: 83718

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Often referred to simply as 'Alice in Wonderland'. First published in 1865 under Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's pseudonym of Lewis Carroll; this reprint edition in an attractive version by the Heritage Press. With the original illustrations by John Tenniel, and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In full yellow cloth-covered boards with colorful flower bouquet image to cover, spine titling in red and green. Volume housed in red paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. IX-R: 47). --- With a few faint markings to title page, otherwise a clean, unmarked and bright copy... View more info

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Mister Johnson: A Novel

By: CARY, Joyce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [c.1950s]

Stock No.: 82334

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


An undated early printing of the author's story, set West Africa and centered around his Mister Johnson character, an African man who ". . .swims gaily on the surface of life. . .". Anglo-Irish Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary (1888-1957) was an officer in the British colonial service in Africa immediately after World War I. --- This edition bears no specific publication date but may have been published c.1950s; despite bearing "first edition" statement to copyright page, this is probably not a first edition. First published in England in 1939, and reissued in 1948. --- In textured oli... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop (Modern Library Spine 16)

By: CATHER, Willa

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1980-1985]

Stock No.: 79959

ISBN: 0394605039

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library reprint edition of the author's novel, originally published in 1927. Virginia-born and Nebraska-raised, Willa Cather (1873-1947) often wrote of pioneer life in the West. "Death Comes for the Archbishop" is set in the Territory of New Mexico and concerns the first bishop and his vicar who are sent there to establish the Catholic Church in the new territory. --- Toledano spine 16 / brown paper-covered boards / gilt-stamped spine titling / perfect bound (not stiched) / style G ML torchbearer logo endpapers / jacket style q / verso advertises Modern Library titles using la... View more info

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Obscure Destinies: Three New Stories of the West

By: CATHER, Willa

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 80354

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


Stated First Edition, copyright page. Three of Willa Cather's short stories, all of which are centered upon the death of a leading character. Includes: "Neighbour Rosicky", "Old Mrs. Harris" and "Two Friends". --- In green cloth with titling on paper cover and spine labels. In tan and red dust jacket. --- A Fair-only copy with considerable discoloration to cloth, interior is bright and textblock is firm. Discreet Hartford bookseller label affixed to rear paste-down. Darkened, price-clipped jacket with quite a lot of soiling and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Sm... View more info