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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press, 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus


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. View more info

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Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (The American Vampire Series)

By: Schimel, Lawrence (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, U.S.A., Cumberland House Publishing, 1997

Edition: First Printing


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"... View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.


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. View more info

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Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett.

By: Starrett, Vincent, Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library, 1928

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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 Brod... View more info

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Over the Teacups

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1891


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. View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City, 1972

Edition: First Printing


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... View more info

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Reading. An Essay.

By: Walpole, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers, 1927

Edition: November 1927.


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. View more info

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Second Book of Tales.

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons, 1908


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: Humi... View more info

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, 1942


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. View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons, 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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. Publi... View more info

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.

By: Lamb, Charles

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons,


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... View more info

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THE ESSENTIAL MYSTICS. The Soul's Journey into Truth.

By: Harvey, Andrew, Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


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. View more info

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The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

By: Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club, 1951

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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... View more info

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The Missing Piece (An Ursula Nordstrom Bk.)

By: Silverstein, Shel

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins Children's Book Group, 1976

Edition: Edition Not Stated.


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. View more info

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The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1947

Edition: First Edition


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 View more info