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One More Puritan

By: Abbe, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Troy, NY, The Literary Combine: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29493


SIGNED EDITION. This is the true First Edition. This is a trade paperback book with a side stapled binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The cardstock covers have some light ground-in dirt and toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the title page by the author. A novel of New England... View more info

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Chatterton

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1988

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: B632423


This book is in Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket. This is a First American Edition. This is Peter Ackroyd's third novel and nominated on the short list for the Booker Prize. "In today's London, a young poet and an elderly female novelist engage the mystery of Chatterton by trying to decode the clues foudn in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions. They are not alone in their quest: t... View more info

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We Are Holding the President Hostage

By: Adler, Warren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32427


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a slight inward dip to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. the dust jacket is crisp and clean. "It was to be a typically elegant and festive state dinner at the White House, held by the President and First Lady in honor of the King and Queen of Spain. As usual, Secret Service agents clung to the edges of the S... View more info

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A Cathedral Singer

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32428


This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have occasional spots of foxing / toning. The frontispiece is by Sigismond de Ivanowski. "Slowly on Morningside Heights rises the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; standing on a high rock under the Northern sky above the long wash of the untroubled sea, above the wash of the troubled waves o... View more info

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Kingdom Of The Golden Dragon

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A33299


Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of ink on the foredge of the text block that spans several text pages. This copy has been signed on the half title page by the author, in blue ink, with a small flower underneath. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Not many months have past since teenager Alexander Cold followed his bold grandmother ... View more info

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Tar A Mid West Childhood

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1926

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34067


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, along with several strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket at the spine joints and corners. There is another strip of tape on the bottom outside of the spine. One of the strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket has attracted some red... View more info

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Shall We Tell the President?

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32429


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a bit of very beginning sunning / toning to the edges of the front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some light fading to the Viking symbol on the bottom spine end and some very beginning toning / sunning to the edges of the rear cover. There is one vertical cr... View more info

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NEW SHORT NOVELS by Jean Stafford, Shelby Foote, Elizabeth Etnier and Clyde Miller

By: Aswell, Mary Louise (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New york, Ballantine Books: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: B632424


The book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of very beginning yellowing / toning to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket has some light yellowing / toning to the white portions of the dust jacket and there is a small semi-closed tear to the top front edge of the dust jacket. There is some beginning edge wear and bumping to the spine ends of the dust jacket as well... View more info

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The Gorgeous Isle A Romance

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32430


Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The front cover and spine of the book are decorated with gold and silver gilt. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of some random spots of foxing (mostly to the illustration pages). The front inner hinge has ... View more info

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Rezanov

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Authors and Newspaper Association: 1906

Edition: Special edition

Seller ID: A35606


Color Illustrations; This is a Powers Special Edition (Minneapolis, MN) which includes a facsimile page of the manuscript from Rulers of Kings. This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of page 118-119 which has a small toned area where something was placed. There is an inked name and date on the reverse of the frontispie... View more info

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The White Morning A Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime

By: Atherton, Gertrude

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1918

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35616


This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some toning / darkening between pages 8 and 9 at the spine joint. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the front endpaper. The frontispiece and front cover illustration are from a photograph by Arnold Genthe. "Countess Gisela Niebuhr sat in the long ... View more info

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The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton

By: Atherton, Gertrude (Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: A33973


SIGNED EDITION. First Edition, First Issue, with page numerals at the top left corner on page 546. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The endpapers have some light but noticeable foxing and toning. There is a previous owner's book plate adhered to the front pastedown page. The inner hinges are a bi... View more info

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The Robber Bride

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, Bloomsbury Publishing: 1993

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32431


This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. The text block includes a sewn in ribbon book marker. "In her captivating new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars. The group of women and men at the centre of this wise, unsettling, drastic, funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a c... View more info

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Isidro

By: Austin, Mary

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1905

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 30418


Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is some beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners and some rubbing to the front and rear panels. The text pages are clean and bright. The front and rear free pages have heavy toning. "Mary Hunter Austin (Septem... View more info

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VOX A Novel

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1992

Edition: Advance Review Copy; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 20959


This is an Advanced Reading / Review Copy. Trade paperback edition which still has its original brown paper wrapper. This book is in Fine condition with a Very Good+ wrapper. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The wrapper has one very beginning edge tear to the top front corner and the rear flap has a light, but noticable crease. "A man and a woman, strangers to each other, residents of distant citi... View more info

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Farewell Miss Julie Logan A Wintry Tale

By: Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35605


First American edition. Previously published in the UK both as a Times Supplement and a hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking the glassine cover. The book is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to the front cover and spine of book. The spine of the book has noticeable fading, as do the spine joints. There is one small scratch to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "I think it prudent to go no nearer to the... View more info

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Chimera

By: Barth, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, Inc.: 1972

Edition: 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35607


First Trade Edition. This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean with a touch of toning / yellowing to the white edges of the dust jacket. There is also one tiny spot of beginning rubbing to the bottom front flap joint. There are two creases to the front flap of the dust jacket. This book is a National Book Award winner... View more info

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On Board Noah's Ark

By: Bemelmans, Ludwig

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Collins: 1962

Edition: 1st British Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A36691


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, but does have some light rubbing to the spine joints, one small tear to the spine and bottom front spine joint and has color removed on the bottom front f... View more info

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The Astronomer and Other Stories

By: Betts, Doris

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A32454


This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning fading to the black cloth on the edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This book contains a series of short works, Including: The Spies in the Herb House, The Mandarin, Clarissa and the Depths, The Dead Mule, The Proud and Virtuous, All that Glisters Isn't Gold... View more info

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Thieves' Market

By: Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert, Isaac "Buzz")

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34156


This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name penciled (red pencil) on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several small edge nicks an beginning tears. "Nick Garcos shouldn't ever have started hauling for himself; he was too young and too inexperienced, and inde... View more info