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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb., Alfred De Musset
1 1025
Alfred De Musset
A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.
The Rodale Press
London, 1955
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good


Alistair Grant

8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025.

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose., Benet, Stephen Vincent.
2 497
Benet, Stephen Vincent.
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.
Farrar & Rinehart
New York, 1942
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Very Good




8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497.

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series), Emerson, R.W.
3 1318
Emerson, R.W.
Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)
David McKay
Philadelphia, 1893
Small 8vo.
No Additional Printings Indicated.
Hard Cover
Very Good +




sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318.

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Second Book of Tales., Field, Eugene
4 2109
Field, Eugene
Second Book of Tales.
Charles Scribners Sons
New York and Cleveland, 1908
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Hard Cover
Good to Very Good




12mo. 314 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and top edge gilt. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners and a pair of shallow bumps to top edge of both boards. Internally clean and unmarked. A few pages are unopened. Copyright 1896, this is a 1908 printing. The tales include 16 of which had remained unpublished in book form at the time of Mr. Field's death. An additional 8 tales were taken from "Culture's Garland". Contents: Humin Natur' on the Han'bul 'nd St. Jo., The Mother in Paradise, Mr. and Mrs. Blossom, Death and the Soldier, The 'Jinin' Farms, The Angel and the Flowers, The Child's Letter, The Single Mother, The Two Wives, The Wooing of Miss Woppit, The Talisman, George's Birthday, Sweet-One-Darling and the Dream Fairies, Sweet-One-Darling and the Moon Garden, Samuel Cowles and His Horse Royal, The Werewolf, A MArvelous Invention, The Story of Xanthippe, Baked Beans and Culture, Mlle. Prud'homme's Book, The Demand for Condensed Music, Learning and Literature, "Die Walkure" und der Boomerangellungen, The Works of Sappho. #2019.

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Women with Men, Ford, Richard
5 906
Ford, Richard
Women with Men
Vintage Books (Div. Random House)
New York, 1998
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Paperback Printing
Softbound Pb
Fine
0679776680. / 9780679776680



8vo. 242 pgs. Fine condition softbound trade paperback. Contains the stories: The Womanizer, Jealous and Occidentals. By the author of Independence Day. ISBN 0679776680. #906.

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THE ESSENTIAL MYSTICS. The Soul's Journey into Truth., Harvey, Andrew, Editor
6 564
Harvey, Andrew, Editor
THE ESSENTIAL MYSTICS. The Soul's Journey into Truth.
HarperSanFrancisco
San Francisco, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0062509047 / 9780062509048



8vo. xv. 236 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. As unread. Black boards, brown cloth spine. Chapters on Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Ancient Greece, Islam and Christianity followed by further commentary, biographical and bibliographical informaton. ISBN 0062509047. #564.

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe, Hoffman, Daniel.
7 1313
Hoffman, Daniel.
Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe
Garden City
New York, 1972
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good+




8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. II.O! Nothing Earthly-The Poems, III. The Rationale of Verse-The Critical Theory, IV. Disentanglements-Tales of Ratiocination & Detection, V. Voyages, VI. Dull Realities-Money, Politics, The Social Order, VII. Grotesques and Arabesques- Poe's Theory of Fiction, VIII. The Marriage Group, IX. Body of the World, X. The Mind of God, XI. The Fall of the House of Usher, XII. The Haunted Palace. Index. #1313.

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Over the Teacups, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
8 2078
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Over the Teacups
Houghton Mifflin Co.
New York, 1891
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Cloth
Good to Very Good




8vo. 319 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in dark green cloth, beveled boards, with matching endpapers. General wear to cloth with rubbing at edges and corners. Gilt decorative and lettering, top edge gilt, binding tight. Frontis "portrait" of author's teapot as explained in text. Owner name on front blank with second front blank page removed. Text clean and unmarked. A patchwork quilt of conversations held "over the teacups". #2078.

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Strange Highways, Koontz, Dean
9 152
Koontz, Dean
Strange Highways
Warner Books.
New York, 1995
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Near Fine
044651974X / 9780446519748



8vo. 561 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Trace of shelf wear at lower spine edge, no rips, or marks. First edition May 1995. Black boards and cloth, silver lettering. Jacket illustration by Fernando and Angelico/Fotografica. A compilation of two complete novels, and twelve novelettes and short stories. Contents: Strange Highways, The Black Pumpkin, Miss Attila the Hun, Down in the Darkness, Ollie's Hands, Snatcher, Trapped, Bruno, We Three,Hardshell, Kittens, The Night of the Storm, Twilight of the Dawn, Chase,, Notes to the Reader. ISBN 044651974X. #152.

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Strange Highways, Koontz, Dean
10 2499
Koontz, Dean
Strange Highways
Warner Books
New York, 1995
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
044651974X / 9780446519748



561 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, pristine condition. First printing of first edition, May 1995 with price intact on dust jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked. Contents: Strange Highways, The Black Pumpkin, Miss Attila the Hun, Down in the Darkness, Ollie's Hands, Snatcher, Trapped, Bruno, We Three, Hardshell, Kittens, The Night of the Storm, Twilight of the Dawn, Chase, Notes to the Reader. ISBN 044651974X. #2499.

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera., Lamb, Charles
11 1969
Lamb, Charles
The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.
Thomas Nelson & Sons
London & Edinburgh, 
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Hard Cover
Fair, Very Good




iii.378pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Clean, sound, unmarked, bottom spine end shows a bit of rubbing. Dust jacket has a 1 inch corner chip to upper spine and front corner, edges rubbed. Front panel of dust jacket is separated from rest of dust jacket, held intact and now protected in archival cover, still overall quite presentable. Bottom corner of front flap is price-clipped. Selected titles of the Nelson Classics series are printed on both flaps, small tears at corners. Contents include 52 essays and 16 "Popular Fallacies". Laid in is a partial clipping of the review of the play "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, with Michael Fairman as Henry, Ned Beatty as Bailey, directed by Norman Gevanthor [al ist of the cast is present, but clipping is not complete or dated. Presumably the 1970-71 season at the Arena Stage in Washington DC]. Essays: The South-Sea home, Oxford in the Vacation, Christ's Hospital Five and thirty Years Ago, The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whiat, A Chapter on Ears, All Fool's Day, A Quakers' Meeting, The Old and the New Schoolmaster, Valentine's Day, Imperfect Sympathies, Witches and other Night-fears, My Relations, Mackery End in Hertfordshire, Modern Gallantry, The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple, Grace Before Meat, My First Play, Dream-Children: A Reverie, Distant Correspondents, The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers, A Complaint of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis, A dissertation Upon Roast Pig, A bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People, On Some of the Old Actors, On the Artificial Comedy of the Last Century, On the Acting of Munden, Preface by a Friend of the Late Elia, Blakesmore in H-shire, Poor Relations, Stage Illusion, To the Shade of Elliston, Ellistoniana, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Old Margate Hoy, The Convalescent, Sanity of True Genius, Captain Jackson, The Superannuated Man, The Genteel Style in Writing, Barbara S-, The Tombs in the Abbey, Amicus Redivivus, Some Sonnets of Sir Philip Sydney, Newspapers Thirty-five Years Ago, Barrenness of the Imaginative Faculty in the Productions of Modern Art, Rejoicings Upon the New Year's Coming of Age, The Wedding, The Child Angel, Old China, Confessions of a Drunkard. Popular Fallacies: That a bully is always a coward, thet ill-gotten gain never prospers, that a man must not laugh at his own jest, that such a one shows his breeding, that it is easy to perceive he is no gentleman, that the poor copy the vices of the rich, that enough is as good as a feast, of two disputants the warmest is generally in the wrong, that verbal allusions are not wit because they will not bear a translation, that the worst puns are the best, that handsome is as handsome does, that we must not look a gift horse in the mouth, that home is home though it is never so homely, that you must love me and love my dog,that we should rise with the lark, that we should lie down with the lamb, that a sulky temper is a misfortune. #1969

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The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese., Morley, Christopher
12 826
Morley, Christopher
The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese.
Harcourt, Brace and Co.
New York and Cleveland, 1947
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good


Carl Rose

12mo. non-paginated (approx. 125 pgs). Very good condition. Black cloth with very slight rubbing to cloth at spine ends. First edition stated on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. Clean and unmarked. Imprint of three mandarins on each board, illustrated throughout by Carl Rose. An anthology of commentary and verse, collected and translated for the first time in book form. Table of contents, 120 poems. #826

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Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (The American Vampire Series), Schimel, Lawrence (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)
13 1523
Schimel, Lawrence (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)
Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (The American Vampire Series)
Cumberland House Publishing
Nashville, TN, U.S.A., 1997
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall
First Printing
Softcover, Pb
Very Good+
1888952504 / 9781888952506



8vo. 224 pgs. Very Good+ condition softcover pb, clean and unmarked with minimal shelf wear consisting of a small, barely discernable lightly abraded spot in the center of the front cover. Text is clean, crisp and unmaked. Anthology of tales centered around the local and historical vampire lore of New England. Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgments; New Hampshire: "Investigating Jericho" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Massachusetts: "The Brotherhood of Blood" by Hugh B. Cave; Connecticut: "Chastel" by Manly Wade Wellman; Maine: "The Doom of the House of Duryea" by Earl Pierce, Jr.; Vermont: "Moonlight in Vermont" by Esther Friesner; Connecticut: "Secret Societies" by Lawrence Schmeil; Massachussets: "Luella Miller" by Mary Wilkins-Freeman; New Hampshire: "When the Red Storm Comes" by Sarah Smith; Connecticut: "The Beautiful, The Damned" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch; Rhode Island: "The Sunned House" by H.P. Lovecraft. ISBN 1888952504. #1523.

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The Missing Piece (An Ursula Nordstrom Bk.), Silverstein, Shel
14 1551
Silverstein, Shel
The Missing Piece (An Ursula Nordstrom Bk.)
HarperCollins Children's Book Group
New York, 1976
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Edition Not Stated.
Glossy Hardcover
Fine, Fine
0060256710 / 9780060256715

Silverstein, Shel (illustrator)

8vo. about 102 pgs (not paginated). Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked. Classic black and white cover art. A cartoon fable for all ages which gently probes the nature of self-identity, quest and fulfillment. ISBN 0060256710. #1551.

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Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett., Starrett, Vincent, Editor
15 2278
Starrett, Vincent, Editor
Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett.
The Modern Library
New York, 1928
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Very Good




xv.400 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked with light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners. Matching blue page tops, Kent endpapers. Copyright 1928 with no additional printings indicated. Preface and "Of Detective Literature" by Starrett is followed by: The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe, The Red-Headed League - A. Conan Doyle, The Blue Cross - G.K. Chesterton, The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison, The Case of Arthur Brodski - R. Austin Freeman, The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage - Ernest Bramah, In the Fog - Richard Harding Davis, The Age of Miracles - Melville Davisson Post, The Absent-Minded Coterie - Robert Barr, The Fenchurch Street Mystery - Baroness Orczy, The Problem of Cell 13 - Jaques Futrelle, The One Best Fit - Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Private Bank Puzzle - Edwin Balmer and William MacHarg, One Hundred in the Dark - Owen Johnson. #2278.

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Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on  the Evil That  Men and Women Do., Thurber, James
16 535
Thurber, James
Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.
Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.
New York, 1991
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0892964502 / 9780892964505

James Thurber

8vo. xii. 208 pgs. Fine hardcover in Very Good + jacket. Edited by Robert Lopresti with a foreword by Donald E. Westlake. The author's ruminations on everyday villainy, some pieces appear for the first time in book form. ISBN 0892964502. #535.

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The Blue Flower, Van Dyke, Henry.
17 1951
Van Dyke, Henry.
The Blue Flower
Charles Scribners Sons
New York, 1902
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Margaret Armstrong, R.J. Weguelin

299pgs. Very Good harcover, decorative binding signed MA, navy cloth with attractive decoration in gilt and green by Margaret Armstrong on front board and spine. Attractive period bookplate with the poem "If thou art borrowed by a friend..." and gift inscription [to Dr. Jno. S. Niles by his nephew Frank L. Niles) on front endpapers. Faint bookstore/druggist's shop stamp (Carbondale, PA) on bottom corner of rear endpaper. Clean, sound and otherwise unmarked. Publication date: October 1902. A series of nine short stories, iIllustrated with color plate artwork by these artists: R.J. Weguelin, F.V. DuMond, Arthur Heming, Howard Pyle, C.K. Linson. Contents: The Blue Flower, The Source, The Mill, Spy Rock, Wood-Magic, The Other Wise Man, A Handful of Clay, The Lost Word, The First Christmas Tree. #1951.

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Reading. An Essay., Walpole, Hugh.
18 501
Walpole, Hugh.
Reading. An Essay.
Harper and Brothers
New York, 1927
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
November 1927.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501.

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The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius., Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]
19 2404
Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]
The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.
The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club
New York, 1951
Small 4to., 6.5 x10 Inches
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Near Fine


Edmund Dulac

64 pgs. Near Fine condition cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine, clean, bright, unmarked. Rust colored cloth with matching text block edges. Very slight trace of rubbing to cloth at corners. Without slipcase or hourglass pamphlet. Illustrated frontis and five additional full page color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Special edition by The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companys, Inc. Recounts the story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his "Transformations" (The Golden Ass), re-told by Walter Pater in his novel "Marius the Epicurean". The Prologue: How Marius Came Upon "The Golden Ass". The Story: The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. #2404.

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