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

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $10.00

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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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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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

By: Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., University Press of Virginia: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135

ISBN: 0813904986

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986 View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

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

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Theo's Odyssey

By: Clement, Catherine. Translated By Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 1999

Edition: First North American Edition

Seller ID: 1880

ISBN: 1559704993

Condition: Fine


593 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, clean and unmarked. First English Language Edition. Translated from the French by Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz. A story of healing as an ill little boy explores the many forms of religious faith while travelling with his aunt. He learns the tenets and philosophies of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, yoga, animism, voodoo and more. From the publisher: "This is a hugely enjoyable story about how and why people believe in their God, told with wit, clarity, and infectuious enthusiasm". By the author of "Th... View more info

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The Archivist. A Novel.

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1638

ISBN: 0316158720

Condition: As New


8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN 0316158720 #1638. View more info

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Fountain Society

By: Craven, Wes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster Trade: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154

ISBN: 0684846608

Condition: Fine


8vo. 350 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, holographic cover art.This is the first edition of the author's first book, a medical suspense thriller woven around a plot to confer immortality on an elite group of government scientists. Wes Craven is also known for his work in the film industry, including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Twilight Zone. ISBN 0684846608. #2154. View more info

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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.

By: Cuny, Hilaire

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Paul S. Eriksson, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1062

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed by his more advanced contributions, the potentialites of his research and his last years. The remainder of the text is devoted to selected writings, notes, research topics, lectures and reflections, followed by a chronological outline of his life, a glossary, bibliography an... View more info

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The Farming of Bones.

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2103

ISBN: 1569471266

Condition: Fine


8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean, unmarked. Set in the mid 1900's in the Dominican side of the Haitian border. A novel of love, barabarism, persecution and endurance. ISBN 1569471266. #2103. View more info

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Cold Cold Heart. A Novel.

By: Elliott [J.C. Pollock]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2498

ISBN: 0385313292

Condition: Fine


344 pgs. Sept. 1994 First Edition, first printing. Debut novel of James Elliott, pseudonym for author and screenwriter J.C. Pollock. Intricate procedural and psychological suspense novel starring former CIA agent Mike Culley reenlisted by the CIA to capture serial killer on a Virginia campus. Other titles written by Pollock under this pseudonym include: Nowhere to Hide (1997) and Endgame (2000). ISBN 0385313292. #2498. View more info

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Shake Well Before Using. Poems By Michael Erlanger.

By: Erlanger, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, The Delmar Company: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2015

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 48 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover. Faint sunning to top of rear board, else near fine. One of 200 copies printed by Dwight Agner and bound by the Delmar Company in November 1985, on the occasion of the author's seventieth birthday, at the request of Mary Erlanger. Front endpaper is dated 12/7/85 and inscribed by the author "Dear-XXX, Dear-XXXX, I'm glad we're friends, All best, Michael" Author Michael Erlanger (1915-2002) was president of the Mark Twain Library in Redding CT.#2015. View more info

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The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer. With Commentary By Louis Untermeyer.

By: Frost, Robert with Louis Untermeyer

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1903

Condition: Very Good


ix.388pgs. Very Good cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cream-colored cloth with slight general age-darkening and smudginess. Internally pristine. Jacket has a scattering of small edge tears and rubs to the paper, original price intact. Tucked inside is a bookmark for the Episcopal Academy Festival of Books illustrated by Rick Kinscherf '63. The personal, insightful and sometimes blatantly candid letters of Robert Frost to his longtime friend Louis Untermeyer beginning in 1915 through to shortly before his death in 1961. #1903. View more info

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By: Gilbert, Suzie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2442

Condition: Fine


340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not... View more info

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Thorns of Truth

By: Goudge, Eileen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1084

ISBN: 0670879428

Condition: Fine


8vo. 398 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Clean, bright, unmarked. This title is the sequel to "Garden of Lies". ISBN 0670879428. #1084. View more info

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S is for Silence

By: Grafton, Sue

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 2005

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2437

ISBN: 0399152970

Condition: Fine


Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, pristine condition. First prining of first edition. Kinsey Milhone helps Violet Sullivan unravel the mysterious disappearance of her mother thirty-four years ago after a Fourth of July fireworks display. ISBN 0399152970. #2437. View more info

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The Rainmaker

By: Grisham, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1760

ISBN: 0385472951

Condition: Fine


8vo. 454 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. May 1995 First edition, first printing. Burgundy boards, navy black cloth, burgundy endpapers. Clean, bright, unmarked. Dust jacket very tiny faint rubbed spot to paper of upper back corner. ISBN 0385472951. #1760 View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1037

ISBN: 0312203047

Condition: Fine


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037. View more info

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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $193.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall: 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed

Seller ID: 2412

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Wh... View more info

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Sacred Clowns

By: Hillerman, Tony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1792

ISBN: 006016767X

Condition: Near Fine


305 pgs. Near Fine Hardcover in Near Fine Jacket. Shallow bump to lower right corner and faint trace of foxing to upper texblock. Internally clean and unmarked. Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee reunite to solve a tribal murder. ISBN 006016767X #1792 View more info

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The Beaded Object : Making Gorgeous Flowers & Other Decorative Accents

By: Hiney, Mary Jo

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1377

ISBN: 0806960906

Condition: As New


4to. 128 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Richly illustrated with color photographs and detailed drawings, this compendium of beadwork projects combines features of traditional techniques with recent applications to craft a variety of objects, including: vases, vials, bracelets, snowflakes, fruit, treasure chests, lily of the valley, pins, ornament, pincushion, pillows, centerpieces, keepsake keepers, ribbon wreaths, decorative bottles, hairpins, boxes, garlands, bouquets, roses, paperweights, holiday decor, petit flower sprays, lamps, hyacinth, mum, daisy, sachet. Featured creations ... View more info