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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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Evenings at Home or, the Juvenile Budget Opened.

By: Dr. Aikin and Mrs. Barbauld

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Hurd and Houghton, Riverside Press: 1869

Edition: Revised and Expanded Edition.

Seller ID: 2559

Condition: Very Good


viii.446pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with attractive gilt decoration to the spine. Light shelfwear, binding tight, Rear enpaper has horizontal tear and light ink imprint of something handwritten that was previously kept between endpaper and rear blank page. Small spot to upper edge of front blank and title pages. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. This is a revised edition, the contents meant to provide both entertainment, life lessons and instruction via short stories, essays and interspersed illustrations. There are 21 evening sessions with multiple and diver... View more info

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Second Book of Tales.

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $10.00

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

Seller ID: 2109

Condition: 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 The tales include 16 of which had remained unpublished in book form at the time of Mr.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, ... View more info

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Privileged Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books.: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 353

Condition: Fine


8vo. 326 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. White boards and cloth. Dust jacket clean and crisp. A Broadway dancer, a married psychiatrist, lust and a stalker combine in this psycho-sexual thriller set in NYC. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under his pseudonym, Ed McBain , author of the 87t... View more info

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Criminal Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 514

ISBN: 04460517550

Condition: Fine


8vo. 384 pgs. Fine condition hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Clean and bright. First Edition, First Printing May 1994. An adulterous school teacher, a prosecutor and a Mafia boss cross paths in this of psychosexual suspense novel by the man behind Ed McBain. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under... View more info

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Bone By Bone. Stories.

By: Krist, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & Co., NY.1994.: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 408

ISBN: 0151820643

Condition: Fine


8vo. 257 pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. First Edition. Blue boards and blue cloth spine, silver lettering. Decorated endpapers. Very slight rubbing to upper spine corner of dust jacket, else fine. Uncommon short stories of common lives. ISBN 0151820643. #408. View more info

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Visions of Darkness. Masterpieces of Egar Allan Poe.. C. Merton Babcock, Ed.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Missouri, Hallmark Editions: 1971

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings Indi

Seller ID: 2579

Condition: Fine


62pgs. Fine condition small hardcoer, illustrated front, spine and pack with an eye-catching portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Pristine, lacking dustjacket. Illustrated nicely, endpapers and text, illustrator not known or attributed. Contents: Introduction: "This Soul With Sorrow Laden", The Oval Portrait, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, To Helen, Important Dates in Edgar Allan Poe's Life. Book# 2579. View more info

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Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York., The Heritage Press.:

Edition: Not Dated (original Copyright 1941)

Seller ID: 2581

Condition: Very Good+


366pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, decorated boards, top edge a matching blue, very faint fading to cloth on spine. Although lacking the original protective slipcase, this copy is nearly pristine, totally clean and unmarked. Copyright permission from 1941 Heritage Club. Contains: A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Assignation, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Oval Portrait, The Black Cat, MS. Found in a Bottle, Hop-Frog, Eleonora, William Wilson, Berenice, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Metzengerstein, Ligeia, Shadow-A Parable, Shadow-A Fabl... 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: $13.00

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

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1523

ISBN: 1888952504

Condition: Very Good+


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 E... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2536

Condition: Very Good


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536. View more info

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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Rockefeller Center, New York, Pocket Books Incorporated: 1949

Edition: First Pocket Book Edition,First Printing

Seller ID: 2488

Condition: Good to Very Good


292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first printing of first Pocket Book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges, #586 on spine. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holiday or the like. Table of Contents, Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, Valedictory by M... View more info

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Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.

By: Thurber, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 535

ISBN: 0892964502

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1951

Condition: Very Good


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. Wegue... View more info