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Nobel: Dynamite and Peace

By: Sohlman, Ragnar; Schuck, Henrik; Lunn, Brian and Beatrix

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272515

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, some faint spots on front board, black smudge on page ridge, ink note on front endpaper. 1929 Hard Cover. 353 pp. A history of the Nobel family. Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/no??b?l/; Swedish: [?alfr?d n??b?l] About this sound listen (help·info); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Known for inventing dynamite, Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its prev... View more info

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You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir

By: Soyinka, Wole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2007

Seller ID: 2201082

ISBN: 0375755144

Condition: Very Good


Half-inch chip to bottom spine edge. 2007 Trade Paperback. xx, 499 pp. The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic Ake: The Years of Childhood with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland.In the tough, humane, and lyrical language that has typified his plays and novels, Soyink... View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1852586

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Boards lightly soiled, front free endpaper removed, jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from spine foot, jacket lightly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed... View more info

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The Pastures of Heaven (Bantam 899)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York: 1951

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2059255

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Pages toned, edges lightly rubbed. 1951 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 182 pp. This novel has ben cited by some critics as the most representative of Steinbeck's versatile gifts. This simply-told story of a California community living in a long valley floored with green pasturage, has all the liteary qualities which have made its author famous-the clear-cut characterization, the carefully detailed background... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2184585

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. Lacks jacket. Spine slightly toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 619 pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, brown titles & wrap-around image of the Joads headed to the mountains, blue top page ridge. Battle Hymn of the Republic music printed on endpapers. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant f... View more info

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Cannery Row

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2199022

Condition: Good


1945 4th printing, includes wartime statement on copyright page. Lacks jacket. Boards a bit soiled, ink name on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 181 pp. 8vo. Yellow cloth boards. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Cannery Row is his study of American life in Monterey, California. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200387

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state. Minor damage to bottom corner, jacket edges rubbed. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed. View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Sun Dial Press, New York: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184582

Condition: Very Good


First photoplay edition. Jacket edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink name on top of first text page.Good. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Film stills on jacket, plates of scenes from motin picture throughout text. A novel focusing on the occupation of a small town during World War II, which inspired a film of the same name the following year. Written with a purpose to motivate resistance movements in occupied countr... View more info

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To a God Unknown

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1943

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184607

Condition: Very Good


First printing of World's Tower Books reissue. Rochester Typographical Union Lending Library sticker and checkout list on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss and tears to corners.Good. 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247 pp. 8vo. A novel by the author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, in which a New England farmer moves to California to make a better life. One of Steinbeck's scarcer titles. View more info

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America and Americans

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1966

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2266461

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing before publication. Jacket price clipped, 1 inch closed tear on front jacket corner, jacket toned. 1966 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 207, [1] pp. By the Nobel Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. Illustrated with pictures by 55 photographers. CONTENTS: Foreword; E Pluribus Unum; Paradox and Dream; Government of the People; Created Equal; Genus Americanus; The Pursuit of Happiness; Americans and th... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2272838

Condition: Very Good


9th printing. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, two small spots on front board. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 473, [1] pp. 8vo. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, interrupted by prose-poem interludes, chronicles t... View more info

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Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers: 1937

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2278893

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Lacks jacket. Spine toned, spine leans forward, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186, [6] pp. 8vo. They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a family, clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when... View more info

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The Pearl

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279323

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. First gathering of pages loose, ink bookstore stamp on rear endpaper. 1947 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 122, [2] pp. 8vo. Illustrations by Jose Clemente Orozco. In this short book illuminated by a deep understanding and love of humanity, John Steinbeck retells an old Mexican folk tale: the story of the great pearl, how it was found, and how it was lost. For the diver Kino, finding a magnificent pearl means the pro... View more info

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The Short Reign of Pippin IV: A Fabrication

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1957

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279325

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. John Steinbeck turns the French Revolution upside down as amateur astronomer Pippin Heristal is drafted to rule the unruly French. Steinbeck creates around the infamous Pippin the most hilarious royal court ever: Pippin?s wife, Queen Marie, who ?might have taken her place at the bar of a very good restaurant?; his uncle, a man of dubious virtue; his glamo... View more info

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Tortilla Flat: Photoplay Edition

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1935

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 2279326

Condition: Very Good


1942 photoplay edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket lightly rubbed. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 316, [1] pp. 8vo. Jacket features image of Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamar, and John Garfield, who starred in the 1942 motion picture adaptation. A novel by the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men. View more info

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Cannery Row

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2279345

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. No jacket, small green stain on rear board, water stain on top page ridge, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1945 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 208 pp. Yellow cloth boards. Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures. Cannery Row is his study of American life in Monterey, California. Cannery Row is a novel by American author John Steinbeck, published in 1945. It is set... View more info

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The Moon is Down: A Novel

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279356

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Second state. No jacket, spine faintly toned. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 188 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, silver titles. A military novella clearly intended to mirror World War II and the occupation by the Nazis, although in this story the occupying nation remains unnamed. It was written to encourage resistance among the oppressed.The Moon Is Down, a novel by John Steinbeck fashioned for adaptation for the theatre and f... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279362

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, small ink scribble on front paste-down endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 473 pp. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, interrupted by prose-poem interludes, chronicles the struggles of the Joa... View more info

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The Winter of Our Discontent

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1961

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279365

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few minor tears. Front endpaper missing. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 281 pp. 8vo. In awarding John Steinbeck the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel committee stated that with The Winter of Our Discontent, he had “resumed his position as an independent expounder of the truth, with an unbiased instinct for what is genuinely American.” Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of the novel, works as ... View more info

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East of Eden

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sears Readers Club: 1952

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279371

Condition: Very Good


Large stain on front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. Pencil name on front endpaper. 1952 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 602 pp. This sprawling and often brutal novel, set in the rich farmlands of California's Salinas Valley, follows the intertwined destinies of two families--the Trasks and the Hamiltons--whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. A strange and original wo... View more info

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Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279733

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state (correction to 'loosely' on page 9, no bullet on page 88, Saint Katy the Virgin appears in list of author's works opposite title page). Includes new facsimile jacket. Owner bookplate and small discolored mark on front endpaper, spine a bit toned. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 186, [6] pp. 8vo. They are an unlikely pair: George is small and quick and dark of face; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind o... View more info

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Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional References to History (Armed Services Edition 750)

By: Steinbeck, John; Gannett, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Armed Services, Inc. / The Council on Books in Wartime: 1936

Seller ID: 2206843

Condition: Good


A few creases on front wrapper along spine, edges rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1936 Soft Cover. 285, [1] pp. Oblong, printed wrappers. A reissue of Steinbeck's first novel, released for distribution to members of the United States Armed Services during World War II. Cup of Gold: A life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (1929) was John Steinbeck's first novel, a work of historical fiction based loosely on the life and death of privateer ... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John; Weisberger, Bernard A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: 1991

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276031

ISBN: 0895773872

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Publisher's insert laid in. 1991 Hard Cover. 445, [1] pp. 8vo. Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940. The work did much to publicize the injustices of migrant labor. The narrative, interrupted by prose-poem interludes, chronicles the struggles of the Joad family's life on a failing Oklahoma farm, their difficult... View more info

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Of Mice and Men (Collector's Edition)

By: Steinbeck, John; Winterich, John T. - introduction

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2272194

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, endpaper edges a bit faded. 1977 Full-Leather. 164, [4] pp. 11 x 8. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Fletcher Martin, introduction by John T. Winterich. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937, it tells the tragic story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers during the G... View more info

The Religion of Man: Being the Hibbert Lectures for 1930

By: Tagore, Rabindranath

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1961

Seller ID: 1522087

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1961 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 239 pp. Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) was a Bengali polymath. As a poet, novelist, musician, and playwright, he reshaped Bengali literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. As author of Gitanjali and its profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, in 1913 being the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore was perhaps th... View more info

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Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore

By: Tagore, Rabindranath

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1967

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2198329

Condition: Good


Address label on front paste-down endpaper, ink note on front endpaper.Jacket toned, front jacket flap price-clipped, sticker on front jacket flap. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 578 pp. This was first published in 1936 in keeping with Tagore's wish for an anthology. But the title of the original was really a misnomer as the works compiled were selected not collected. The poems and plays collected are translations from the Bengali. CONTENT... View more info

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The Sorrow Gondola [Sorgegondolen] (Green Integer 177)

By: Transtromer, Tomas; McGriff, Michael; Grassl, Mikaela

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Green Integer: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2267099

ISBN: 1933382449

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on half-title page. 2010 Small Hard Cover. 71 pp. Dual text in Swedish and English. The Sorrow Gondola was the great Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer's first collection of poems after his stroke in 1990. Translated by Michael McGriff, Tranströmer's great work is available in its first single-volume English edition. Tomas Tranströmer was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2011. View more info

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Omeros

By: Walcott, Derek

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261495

ISBN: 0374523509

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 1992 Trade Paperback. A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement -- and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile. View more info

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Niels Bohr Collected Works Volume 5: The Emergence of Quantum Mechanics (Mainly 1924-1926)

By: [Bohr, Niels]; Rudinger, Erik; Stolzenburg, Klaus

Price: $250.00

Publisher: North-Holland Physics Publishing: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1773895

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 528 pp. 4to. Black cloth, silver titles. A collection of theoretical papers, in the original German with English translations, by one of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. These papers establish important ideas about atomic theory and quantum mechanics when these concepts were at the foundational stage. Also includes correspondence between Bohr and other scientists, including Charles Darwin's gran... View more info