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The Young Fur-Traders: A Tale of the Far North

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2297743

ISBN: 1934554057

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 491 pp. This is the tale of a giant Eskimo named Screekinbroot, also called Chingatok. Journey with Ballantyne's young heroes into the frozen tundra and icy waters of the North Pole regions for encounters with Eskimo peoples, and learn about their life and the inherent daily adventures of the Arctic. View more info

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Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, ... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousi... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters. The story is set again... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2285592

Condition: Very Good


Minimal loss of gilt. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. View more info

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Mrs. Raffles: Being the Adventures of an Amateur Crackswoman

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2171959

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge starting, light stain to top margin, spine toned, boards lightly soiled. 1905 Hard Cover. v, [3], 179, [1] pp. 16mo. One of two story collections written by Bangs as follow-ups to E.W. Hornung's popular series featuring anti-hero Arthur J. Raffles, a safe cracker. Hornung was the brother-in-law of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his Raffles series was second only to Sherlock Holmes in popularity during his lifetime. View more info

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Lillabulero: A Journal of Contemporary Writing - Number Seven, Summer/Fall 1969 (Continuing a Second Series)

By: Banks, Russell; Matthews, William; Berry, Wendell; Snyder, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lillabulero Press, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2263769

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly creased. 1969 Trade Paperback. [ii], 102 pp. A collection of verse and reviews by and about various authors, including: A.R. Ammons; Russell Banks; Dave Kelly; Peter Wild; Robert Peters; Henry H. Roth; Andrei Codrescu; H.R. Hays; Vern Rutsula; J.D. Whitney; Robert Morgan; William Witherup; Gary Gildner; Robert Vander Molen; Howard McCord; Eric Torgerson; William Matthews; Charles Simic; Craig Sterry; Ray Kass; Greg Kuzma; Wichasha Anthony; Jeff Davis; Stuart Peterfreund; Wendell Berry; Gary Snyder; Diane Wakoski; Geof Hewitt; Jonathan Williams. View more info

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Selected Plays and Prose of Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones

By: Baraka, Amiri (Jones, LeRoi)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Morrow Quill Paperbacks: 1979

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299286

ISBN: 0688084958

Condition: Good


1st printing. Ink underlining during Dutchman portion only. 1979 Trade Paperback. Baraka's acclaimed dramas The Slave and Dutchman are presented along with more recent unpublished plays, a chapter from the early novel The System of Dante's Hell, and important essays from Blues People, Home, and Black Music. View more info

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Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World's First Consulting Detective

By: Baring-Gould, William S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bramhall House: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2299207

Condition: Good


Jacket lightly stained. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 336 pp. 8vo. This volume brings together for the first time every known fact that can be fully authenticated about the life of one of the world's most extraordinary men, and reveals much more about him that has not been heretofore generally known. From twenty years' research into every possible source, the author has written as definitive an account as could ever be assembled. View more info

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The Poems of William Barnes, Volume One [1] (Centaur Classics)

By: Barnes, William; Jones, Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press / Centaur Press Ltd.: 1962

Seller ID: 2155288

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Very Good. 1962 Hard Cover. xix, 579, xxxvii pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by William Barnes, many in the Dorset dialect spoken in the southwestern region of England. Barnes was friends with several other notable contemporaries, including Thomas Hardy. Title index precedes text; notes, and an appendix on Dorset speech with a word list, follow text. View more info

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Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Baroness Orczy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265801

Condition: Near Fine


42nd printing. Front jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1927 Hard Cover. vi, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel set during the portion of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror. The story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman married to the beautiful French actress, Marguerite St. Just, with whom he pretends to be a slow-witted dandy. However this is but a ruse to hide his true identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel, who with his “League of the Scarlet Pimpernel”, a secret society of English aristocrats, rescue French royalists before they can be marched atop ... View more info

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Peter Pan

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Seller ID: 2299088

ISBN: 1402754264

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 2008 Hard Cover. vi, 151 pp. All children except one grow up. In 1904, Peter Pan first flew across a London stage and into the bedroom of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Ever since, this perpetual youth has continued to delight children of all ages. Young readers will happily soar with him and his friends to enchanted Neverland, where they’ll meet Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the “dark and sinister” Captain Hook. It’s a tale as ageless as its beloved hero. View more info

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Tommy and Grizel

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1900

Seller ID: 2196187

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, small stain to page edges, pencil markings on rear endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 509 pp. Includes black and white plates. Scottish dramatist and novelist known for the whimsy and sentimental fantasy of his work. Tommy and Grizel is the follow up to Sentimental Tommy, considered one of his most revealing and outstanding prose works. The two books are thought to have a Peter Pan quality to them. The book begins: 'O. P. Pym, the colossal Pym, that vast and rolling figure, who never knew what he was to write about until he dipped grandly,... View more info

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Sentimental Tommy: The Story of His Boyhood

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scriber's Sons: 1896

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2286787

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. No jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper, light general wear. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 478 pp. Illustrated by William Hatherell. A story that traces the boyhood of a man about town - beginning at age five, in England, his trials and tribulations, on to becoming a young man. The celebrated Tommy first comes into view on a dirty London stair and he was in sexless garments which were all he had and he was five and so though we are looking at him we must do it sideways lest he sit down hurriedly to hide them. That inscrutable ... View more info

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Farewell Miss Julie Logan: A Wintry Tale

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Seller ID: 2199980

ISBN: 1125150521

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint. Includes oft-misplaced original clear acetate jacket with orange flaps (not pictured). Bottom inch of acetate missing from front jacket panel, minor loss from a few other spots. Good. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. 8vo. By the author of Peter Pan - released a few years after the stage play of Peter Pan (1928). ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weav... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Publishers Corporation: 1897

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2077493

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 375, [6] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. A new edition revised by the author, with a literary and biographical portrait preceding text, photographic frontispiece, and several engraved plates. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatized in 1897. The Little Minister is set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie’s birthplace, and concerns Gav... View more info

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Margaret Ogilvy

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Seller ID: 2104132

Condition: Near Fine


Spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. Decorative trade binding designed by Amy Richards, with her initials incorporated on the front board design. A novel by the author of Peter Pan. View more info

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The Little Minister, in Two Volumes (The Kirriemuir Edition)

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2287165

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil name on front endpaper of each volume. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xliv, [2], 290, [2]; vi, [4], 326, [2] pp. 8vo. The Kirriemuir Edition, named after the author's birthplace. Red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edge, etchings by G.W.H. Ritchie. This edition also features a literary and biographical portrait of J.M. Barrie. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally published in 1891 and dramatized in 1897. The Little Minister is set in Thrums, a S... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1897

Seller ID: 2294345

Condition: Very Good


Circa 1930 reissue. Includes original jacket. Ink name on endpapers, jacket edges rubbed with some loss from spine ends, jacket toned. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 375, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatized in 1897. The Little Minister is set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie’s birthplace, and concerns Gavin Dishart, a young impoverished minister with his first congregation. The weavers he serves soon riot in protest aga... View more info

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The Friday Book: Essays and Other Nonfiction

By: Barth, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281613

ISBN: 0399129979

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 281 pp. The distinguished author speculates on the future of literature and the literature of the future, looks back upon his own novels, and comments upon various aspects of writing. View more info

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City Life

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277343

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper lightly creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 180 pp. Barthelmes latest collection of fiction is the most successfull example of a new strand of American writing that draws on surrealism, Kafka and Borges. Barthelme uses exact and simple language to describe dreamlike rearrangements of private, literary and public situations, in a play of elegant anachronisms and ambiguities. City Life seems notable less formalistic than Barthelme's previous works and is made even m... View more info

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Great Days

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus Giroux: 1979

Seller ID: 2202547

ISBN: 0374166285

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 172 pp. Barthelme's new book of stories is perhaps most notable for the presence of seven formally related dialogues, which introduce a new aspect of his work. CONTENTS: The Crisis; The Apology; The New Music; Cortes and Montezuma; The King of Jazz; The Question Party; Belief: Tales of the Swedish Army; The Abduction from the Seraglio; The Death of Edward Lear; Concerning the Bodyguard; The Zombies; Morning; On the Steps of the Conservatory; The Leap; Great Days. Keywords: DONAL BARTHELME GREAT DAYS LIT... View more info

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Joan & Co.

By: Bartlett, Frederick Orin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1919

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288737

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine head chipped, partially obscuring title, jacket edges rubbed. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1919 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 386 pp. Joan Fairbourne, a rich and beautiful New York society girl, learned at college of a new life and when she returns home finds that she is very dissatisfied with her purposeless existence. Her limousine runs down Mark Devens, a penniless inventor, and she takes him to her home to recuperate. There she becomes interested in his invention and gets Dicky Burnett, a wealthy idler who loves her, to lend her the money to ... View more info

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The Web of the Golden Spider

By: Bartlett, Frederick Orin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Small, Maynard and Company: 1909

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2288744

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. No jacket. Hinges starting, pencil name and note on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name on front endpaper. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 354 pp. Color frontispiece by Harrison Fisher, three black-and-white plates by Charles M. Relyea. The Web of the Golden Spider is a tale of mystery, intrigue and adventure that begins in the city, progresses to a mutinous open sea voyage, eventually leading to the remotest areas on the slopes of the Andes of South America. Wilson, our hero, finds himself in the midst of a battle between a deposed quee... View more info

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The Miraculous Horde and Other Stories: Part One - Spain: Monastery With Curled Clouds, The Miraculous Horde, Jarama Ballad, Brunete Ballad, The Yoke, 43rd Division; Part Two - Mexico: The Haunted Man, Burning Corn

By: Bates, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290578

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine and boards toned, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1939 Hard Cover. 315 pp. A historical novel of the Spanish Civil War, published in London the year the war concluded. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ralph Bates (November 3, 1899 – November 26, 2000) was an English novelist. He is best known for his writings on pre–Civil War Spain. View more info

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Artificial Paradises

By: Baudelaire, Charles

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2290211

ISBN: 0806514833

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. At the time of its release in 1860, Charles Baudelaire's Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels) met with immediate praise. One of the most important French symbolists, Baudelaire led a debauched, violent, and ultimately tragic life, dying an opium addict in 1867. This book, a response to Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, serves as a memoir of Baudelaire's last years. View more info

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Selected Writings on Art and Literature (Penguin Classics)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Charvet, P. E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291530

ISBN: 0140446060

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Minor tear along edge of front wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 460 pp. Before publishing the sensuous and scandalous poems of Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) had already earned respect as a forthright and witty critic of art and literature. This stimulating selection of criticism reveals him as a worshipper at the altar of beauty, illuminating his belief that the pursuit of this ideal must be paramount in artistic expression. Reviews of exhibitions discuss works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres in fascinating detail, and O... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translato... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, the late Marthiel and Ja... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2279003

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. Lacks Sandlass insert. 1971 Large Hardcover. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range. In compiling their classic, bilingual edition of The Flowers of Evil, th... View more info