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Mockery in Arms

By: Aldridge, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 1975

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 721

ISBN: 0316031216

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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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

Seller ID: 1025

Condition: Very Good


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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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.

By: Aristophanes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]: 1948

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2454

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The Man Who Was Poe.

By: Avi

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Orchard Books Div. Of Franklin Watts Inc: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2525

ISBN: 0531058336

Condition: Fine


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 Eas... View more info

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Animula Vagula.

By: Bacon, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926.: 1926

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 541

Condition: 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 Poul... View more info

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Sacrament

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 362

ISBN: 006017949X

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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Steel Guitar

By: Barnes, Linda

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition Nov. 1991

Seller ID: 125

ISBN: 0385300131

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Degrees of Love

By: Basch, Rachel.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton Co.: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 491

ISBN: 0393046257

Condition: Fine


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. 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

Seller ID: 497

Condition: 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. View more info

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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

By: Bernard, April

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House.: 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 591

ISBN: 0394535369

Condition: Near Fine


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 Th... View more info

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Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.

By: Blackstone, Bernard

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1956

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 1661

Condition: 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. View more info

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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home

By: Bogen, Nancy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Roanoke, Va., Lintel Press: 1988

Edition: First Hardcover Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 792

ISBN: 0931642221

Condition: Very Good


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 no... View more info

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Orion and the Conqueror

By: Bova, Ben

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Tom Doherty Associates (TOR)/ St. Martin's Press.: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 147

ISBN: 031285447

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.: 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 376

Condition: 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. View more info

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Literary Blasphemies

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1591

Condition: 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 &#... View more info

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Cimarron Rose

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Hyperion Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1763

ISBN: 0786862580

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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The Cream of the Jest. Introduction By Harold Ward.

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Seller ID: 1937

Condition: 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. View more info

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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By: Campbell, Killis

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusets, Harvard University Press: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2541

Condition: Good


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-Griswo... View more info

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Seasoned Timber

By: Canfield, Dorothy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

Seller ID: 103

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. 485 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Illus. frontis. Cloth is tan, attractive coarse linen texture with green and brown title piece on spine. Owner name on front paste down. Small letter "B" stamped on front pastedown, bottom of title page and edges. Light foxing to endpapers, text clean and sound. Headmaster Timothy Hulme is in a serious quandry after the academy is willed one million dollars with the stipulation that Jewish, female, and local students must be wi... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487

ISBN: 0767902785

Condition: As New


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info