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Mockery in Arms, Aldridge, James
1 721
Aldridge, James
Mockery in Arms
Little, Brown and Co.
Boston, 1975
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First American Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good, Near Fine
0316031216 / 9780316031219



8vo. 382 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good jacket. Black cloth spine, white endpapers. Dustjacket with light edge and corner wear, 1/2 inch closed tear and two small chips on back panel, in archival cover. Publishers slip laid in. ISBN 0316031216. #721.

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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb., Alfred De Musset
2 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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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay., Aristophanes
3 2454
Aristophanes
Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.
The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]
Cleveland and New York, 1948
Small 8vo. 7.5 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Laszlo Matulay.

288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction. The Knights; Introduction. Lysistrata; Introduction. The Clouds; Introduction. The Birds; Introduction. The Frogs. #2454.

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The Man Who Was Poe., Avi
4 2525
Avi
The Man Who Was Poe.
Orchard Books Div. Of Franklin Watts Inc
New York, 1989
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Fine
0531058336 / 9780531058336


Signed by Author
x.208pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket with faint shelf wear, clean and unmarked but for author's inscription on the half title page "For _- From The Man who is Avi 4-15-92". A young boy trusts his fate to a man claiming to be Auguste Dupin, of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Dupin is actually Edgar Allan Poe. Can he help find Edmund's twin sister alive? AVI is an author of adventure, mystery and haunting, including Wolf Rider, Devil's Race, Encounter at Easton (Christopher Award) and The Fighting Ground (Scott O'Dell Award), as well as two comedies:S.O.R. Losers and Romeo and Juliet -Together (and Alive!). ISBN 0531058336. #2525.

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Animula Vagula., Bacon, Leonard
5 541
Bacon, Leonard
Animula Vagula.
Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926.
New York, 1926
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12 mo. 37 pgs Very Good condition hardcover. Stated First Edition. Green cloth with paper title pieces on spine and front cover. Some edge chipping to paper of title on spine, not obtrusive to lettering. Very lightly foxed endpapers, with owner name on front endpaper, else clean, sound and unmarked. Introduction followed by 27 poems. Other works by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet include The Heroic Battles of Servia, The Cid, Ulug beg, Ph.D.s, Guinea-fowl and Other Poultry, Lost Buffalo and Other Poems, Sunderland Capture and Day of Fire. #541.

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Eugenie Grandet, Balzac [Honore De Balzac]
6 2275
Balzac [Honore De Balzac]
Eugenie Grandet
Nelson
Paris, 1932
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




271pgs + adv. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, decorative binding. Minimal overall wear with a trace of rubbing at edges and corners and a shallow ding to cloth in front gutter where front board meets mid spine. Binding sound, light foxing to endpapers, a few scatterd notations and underlines in French. Text is in the French language. A novel centering around a village miser, Felix Eugenie, his obsession with gain at all costs, and the effect of his miserliness on his wife, his daughter Eugenie, his family and fellow villagers. Set in early nineteenth century Napoleonic France in a town called Saumur. Appended at the end of the text are 12 pgs of advertisements for other titles by Nelson Editeurs. #2275.

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Sacrament, Barker, Clive
7 362
Barker, Clive
Sacrament
HarperCollins
New York, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
006017949X / 9780060179496

Gene Mydlowski

8vo.447 pgs. Fine Hardbound in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A story about a wildlife photographer, Will Rabjohns, who has made his reputation photographing endangered species, and a fateful trip to the Arctic where a mystical encounter with a bear leaves him all but dead. A journey of self-discovery leads him back to AIDS-plagued San Francisco, New York, and the Scottish moors, where he penetrates the ultimate mystery, "The "Domus Mundi" and discovers the secret that links his destiny to that of all the innumerable creatures on the planet. ISBN 006017949X. #362.

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Steel Guitar, Barnes, Linda
8 125
Barnes, Linda
Steel Guitar
Delacorte Press
New York, 1991
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition Nov. 1991
Hard Cover
Very Good, Near Fine
0385300131 / 9780385300131



8vo. 257 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. White boards, black spine with gold lettering, clean and unmarked. Light edgewear. Dust jacket has 1/4 inch closed tear at bottom spine corner, two tiny closed tears at top rear. Author of COYOTE. The fourth of the Carlotta Carlyle mysteries, set in Boston. Blues singer Dee Willis comes back into Carlotta's life. ISBN 0385300131. #125.

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Degrees of Love, Basch, Rachel.
9 491
Basch, Rachel.
Degrees of Love
W.W. Norton Co.
New York, 1998
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0393046257 / 9780393046250


Signed by Author
8vo. 281 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, SIGNED by author on half-title page. Author's first novel. Removable "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover. A young couple's world starts to unravel when their eighteen month old child is accidentally burned, and the report of an emergency room physician prompts the state to take temporary custody. ISBN 0393046257.#491.

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose., Benet, Stephen Vincent.
10 497
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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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE., Bernard, April
11 591
Bernard, April
BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.
Random House.
New York and Cleveland, 1989
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Near Fine
0394535369



66 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black cloth spine, maroon boards. Clean and unmarked. Very shallow bump to upper front corner. Faint wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket, no chips or tears. Complex and eclectic, this collection explores a wide range of characters " from gangsters to politicians, from artists to beggars to young lovers". The Staions of the Cross become "a contemporary journey in pain and doubt". Winner of The Academy of American Poets' 1988 Walt Whitman Award. Author of "Pirate Jenny". ISBN 0394535369. # 591.

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33., Blackstone, Bernard
12 1661
Blackstone, Bernard
Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.
Longmans, Green and Co.
London, 1956
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Revised Edition.
Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.
Very Good




48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661.

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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home, Bogen, Nancy
13 792
Bogen, Nancy
Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home
Lintel Press
Roanoke, Va., 1988
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Hardcover Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
0931642221 / 9780931642227

Alan Henderson
Signed by Author
8 vo. 240 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Grey cloth, faint foxing to upper text block edge else clean and unmarked. Front endpaper SIGNED: "#55 of 200 Nancy Bogen". Dust jacket in protective cover with light edge and corner wear, small chip top spine and lightly soiled spot bottom rear panel. Author's first novel, first printing thus. First printed as a paperback by Twickenharm Press, 1980. A classic Greek tale with a satiric twist- a novel about the Trojan War from a modern woman's point of view. ISBN 093164221. #792.

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Orion and the Conqueror, Bova, Ben
14 147
Bova, Ben
Orion and the Conqueror
Tom Doherty Associates (TOR)/ St. Martin's Press.
New York and Cleveland, 1994
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
031285447

Boris Vallejo

8vo. 350 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. February 1994 First edition. Black boards and spine, gold lettering, clean and unmarked. Jacket illustration by Boris Vallejo. ISBN 0312854471. #147

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man., Bowen, Catherine Drinker
15 376
Bowen, Catherine Drinker
Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.
Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.
Boston, 1963
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Cloth
Very Good, Very Good




8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376.

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Literary Blasphemies, Boyd, Ernest
16 1591
Boyd, Ernest
Literary Blasphemies
Harper & Brothers Publishers
New York and London, 1927
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fair, Very Good




8vo. 265 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover quarter bound in green buckrham cloth with green boards and matching title piece on spine. Stated First Edition. Slight darkening to spine at edges, wear to cloth of upper spine end. Paper over front hinge cracked, underlying binding remains intact. Clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is present but in fragments, pieces are separated at the paper folds, held in place in a clear archival cover. With a refreshing attitude of "appreciative irreverence", a literary Friar's Roast of sorts, biographical commentaries and critiques are presented for William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Thomas Hardy. Excerpt from the chapter on Walt Whitman: "Walt Whitman was the first of the literary exhibitionists whose cacaphonous incongruities and general echolalia are the distinguishing marks of what is regarded as poetry in aesthetic circles today". From the chapter on Edgar Allan Poe: "The high status of Edgar Allan Poe to-day [sic] seems to be largely another manifestation of that modern American delight in sin whereby the intelligentsia demonstrate their emancipation from the simple code of their rude forefathers. He is invested with the same glamour of sympathetic wickedness to which may be traced the benevolent smiles that greet all violations of the Eighteenth Amendment in cultivated and enlightened society". From the chapter on John Milton "In a sense his fame is even more inhumanly secure, his reputation more sacrosanct, because he liked biblical subjects in his moments of relaxation from the writing of those dreary political pamphlets which actually occupied the best years of his life and are as extinct as the conditions out of which they arose". Of Lord Byron, it was said that Byron "understood the rights of man, but he seems never to have heard of the rights of woman". In a remark to Lady Blessingham"I have not quite made up my mind that women have souls". Also mentioned is Harriet Beecher Stowe's efforts to vindicate Lady Byron after their marital separation and to bring to light Byron's incestuous affair with his half-sister. Of Shakespeare, the author writes: " He has no message for mankind and his humor is frequently so feeble that a bad burlesque show is brilliant in comparison...If he is irresistible it is because he is a musician of words so lovely that the English tongue is forever illuminated by his use of it".#1591.

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Cadillac Jukebox, Burke, James Lee
17 589
Burke, James Lee
Cadillac Jukebox
Hyperion
New York, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good
0786861754 / 9780786861750

Victor Weaver, Dave Henderson

8vo. 297 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ dust jacket, jacket is pristine but for a small 1/4 inch closed tear to top back panel, protected in removable archival cover. A gently read copy with very light overall shelf wear, wherein Dave Robicheaux comes to the aid of local politician Aaron Crown and gets entangled with a Mafia princess, a psychedelic guru, a psychopath and a former lover, now governor's wife. Settings include the New Orleans Garden District and Old Mexico. ISBN 0786861754. #588.

Price: 6.00 USD
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Cimarron Rose, Burke, James Lee
18 1763
Burke, James Lee
Cimarron Rose
Hyperion Books
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1997
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0786862580 / 9780786862580

Victor Weaver, Dave Henderson

288 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, pristine. James Lee Burke introduces a new series set in the American West. ISBN 0786862580. #1763

Price: 8.00 USD
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The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward., Cabell, James Branch
19 1937
Cabell, James Branch
The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward.
The Modern Library
New York, 
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Leatherette
Very Good




xii.250pgs. Very Good condition. Dark Green leatherette binding no. 4, Bernhard endpapers [circa 1925-1929] with gilt to spine. Light wear to edges, bottom spine edge frayed, spine slightly crinkled. Owner names on front blank. List of Modern Library titles after text. #1937.

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies, Campbell, Killis
20 2541
Campbell, Killis
The Mind of Poe and Other Studies
Harvard University Press
Cambridge Massachusets, 1933
12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Good

Ex-Library


238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswold Controversy, The Backgrounds of Poe, Self-Revelation in Poe's Poems and Tales, The Origins of Poe and The Poe Canon. #2541.

Price: 32.00 USD
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