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An Arkansas Planter

By: Read, Opie

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2303187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Front free endpaper missing. 1896 Hard Cover. 315 pp. Green boards with gilt titles on spine and front board, top page ridge gilt. Cover and illustrations by W. W. Denslow and Ike Morgan. Opie Percival Read (born December 22, 1852, Nashville Tennessee; d. November 2, 1939, Chicago Illinois) was an American journalist and humorist. His bibliography lists 60 published books. View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301331

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Spine and edges a bit faded, light stain to bottom margin of first few pages. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2198420

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing of American edition. Boards lightly soiled and toned as usual. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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A Voyage to Purilia

By: Rice, Elmer

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150796

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1930 Hard Cover. 297, [1] pp. 8vo. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright famous for Street Scene, his depiction of New York City tenement life. This work was originally serialized in The New Yorker in 1929. 'A satire on the film industry, set in the fictional land of Purilia, where behavior conforms to a standardized fashion. People have no digestive or reproductive organs, and marriage is blissful.' View more info

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Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915

By: Riley, Glenda

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2296063

ISBN: 0826307809

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. 1984 Trade Paperback. 352 pp. Pioneer women going west carried distinct images of themselves and of American Indians. Their views reflected stereotypes pervading the popular literature and journalism of the nineteenth century: women were weak and defenseless, their westward trek was a noble mission, and American Indians were savages. But as a result of their frontier experience, many women changed or discarded their earlier opinions. This book is the first account of how and why pioneer women altered their self-images and their views of American Indians. View more info

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Home-Folks

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2273755

Condition: Very Good


Light stain to rear board, a few light spots on pages, poem by Thomas Bailey Aldrich taped to rear endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 166 pp. A collection of poems by James Whitcomb Riley. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley autho... View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2273758

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front board lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, an... View more info

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Riley Hoosier Stories

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1917

Seller ID: 2273759

Condition: Very Good


Minor general wear otherwise a very nice copy. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 191 pp. A collection of short stories by James Whitcomb Riley and illustrated by Will Vawter. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems that Riley authored, the majority are i... View more info

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Out to Old Aunt Mary's

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1904

Seller ID: 2291313

Condition: Very Good


Light stain to top corner of a few pages., minor loss from spine decorations. 1904 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. 8vo. A collection of verse by James Whitcomb Riley, with drawings by Howard Chandler Christy, decorations by Margaret Armstrong. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author. During his lifetime he was known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet for his dialect works and his children's poetry respectively. His poems tended to be humorous or sentimental, and ... View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics with Life Pictures

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2292777

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges faded. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems ... View more info

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The Golden Rose: The Romance of a Strange Soul

By: Rives, Amelie

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283874

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. 225 pp. Top page ridge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Princess Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy (August 23, 1863 - June 15, 1945) was an American author of novels, poetry, and plays. The Quick or the Dead? (1888), her first novel, which sold 300,000 copies, created more of a sensation than any of her later work. Her 1914 novel, World's End was reputed to be the best seller in New York City. Described as a genius who was morbidly sensitive, she was a woman of moods and fancies, but in man... View more info

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Shadow of Flames: A Novel

By: Rives, Amelie (Princess Troubetzkoy)

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2300408

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 590 pp. Princess Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy (August 23, 1863 - June 15, 1945) was an American author of novels, poetry, and plays. The Quick or the Dead? (1888), her first novel, which sold 300,000 copies, created more of a sensation than any of her later work. Her 1914 novel, World's End was reputed to be the best seller in New York City. Described as a genius who was morbidly sensitive, she was a woman of moods and fancies, but in manner, as simple as a child.[1] Amélie Louise Rives was born in 1863 in Richmond,... View more info

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A Day of Fate

By: Roe, E.P.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1880

Seller ID: 2282799

Condition: Very Good


Gilt along spine base lightly rubbed, ink name and date on second blank. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 450 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Payson Roe (March 7, 1838 – July 19, 1888) was an American novelist. Edward Payson Roe was born in Moodna, Orange County, New York. He studied at Williams College and at Auburn Theological Seminary. In 1862 He became chaplain of the Second New York Cavalry, U.S.V., and in 1864 chaplain of Hampton Hospital, in Virginia. In 1866-74 he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Highland Falls, New York. In 1874 he removed to Cornwall-on-Hudson, where he devoted hi... View more info

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Dust on Her Tongue

By: Rosa, Rodrigo Rey

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: City Lights: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2277408

ISBN: 0872862720

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lightly rubbed, ink mark on endpaper. 2001 Trade Paperback. Set in Guatemala, these spare and beautiful tales are linked by themes of magic, violence, and the fragility of existence. Paul Bowle's translation perfectly captures Rey Rosa's stories of the haunted lives of ordinary people in present-day Central America. View more info

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The Secret Parts of Fortune: Three Decades of Intense Investigations and Edgy Enthusiasms

By: Rosenbaum, Ron

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: Perennial / Harper Collins: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263584

ISBN: 0060934468

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. 2001 Trade Paperback. xlii, 799, [5] pp. One part intellectual and one part private eye, Ron Rosenbaum takes readers into the secret parts of the great mysteries, controversies, and enigmas of our time, including: the occult rituals of Skull and Bones, the legendary Yale secret society that has produced spies and presidents, including George Bush and George W. Bush; the Secrets of the Little Blue Box, the classic story of Captain Crunch and the birth of hacker culture; the unorthodox cancer-cure clinics of Tijuana; the Great Ivy League Nude Posture Photo Scandal; the ... View more info

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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2301763

ISBN: 0679748261

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Remainder mark. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer break and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender and that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora. View more info

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Goodbye, Columbus and Other Stories

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library:

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2300932

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1 inch section of p. 67/68 damaged causing minor loss of text, spine slightly faded. We have more books available by this author!. 299, [5] pp. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters. Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimk... View more info

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The Anatomy Lesson

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279095

ISBN: 0374104913

Condition: Good


First edition. Foxing to page ridge. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In 1973, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer who has lost the ability to create, attempts to console himself with women as he decides to abandon writing and become a doctor. View more info

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When She Was Good

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2282805

ISBN: 0394451872

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Edge wear to jacket. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 306 pp. When She Was Good is the story -- at once satiric and serious -- of Lucy Nelson, a Midwestern girl who believes herself to be the moral superior of her family and friends, and of how she and those around her are destroyed when she sets out to prove that in matters of right and wrong she is the ultimate authority. View more info

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Portnoy's Complaint

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $3.50  $2.80

Publisher: Bantam: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2297843

Condition: Good


1st printing. Spine faded, light edge wear. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Roth's influential and scandalous tale of a young man coming of age. View more info

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The Plot Against America: A Novel

By: Roth, Philip

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 2292302

ISBN: 0618509283

Condition: Very Good


9th printing. Top edge faintly smudged. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 391, [1] pp. 8vo. When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial “understanding” with A... View more info

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in Two Volumes

By: Rousseau, Jean Jacques; Wilson, Edmund

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275757

Condition: Very Good


First thus (the first American edition of Wilson's translation). #855 of three thousand numbered copies. 1923 Hard Cover. 457 pp. 8vo. Rousseau's famous work, which was among the first major autobiographies to be published, and is notable for its honest treatment of the author's shortcomings. Translated from the original French, with a preface, by Edmund Wilson, who was an important contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, edited Vanity Fair, and influenced such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, and John Dos Passos. ABOUT T... View more info

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War Talk

By: Roy, Arundhati

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: South End Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2200347

ISBN: 0896087247

Condition: Near Fine


Bright copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. 142 pp. As the United States pushes for war on Iraq, Arundhati Roy, the internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things, addresses issues of democracy and dissent, racism and empire, and war and peace in this collection of new essays. The eloquence, passion, and political insight of Roy's political essays have added legions of readers to those already familiar with her Booker Prize-winning novel. -Invited to lecture as part of the prestigious Lannan -Foundation series on the first anniversary of the unconscionable attacks of September 11, 2001, Ro... View more info

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From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature

By: Ruland, Richard

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Viking: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2265672

ISBN: 0670835927

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. A history of American literature from the 16th century through the present day. View more info

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Guys and Dolls and Other Writings

By: Runyon, Damon

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2285603

Condition: Near Fine


2011 Full-Leather. xviii, [2], 635, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of Damon Runyon's short stories, including those that inspired the 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. View more info

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Trails Plowed Under

By: Russell, Charles M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1936

Seller ID: 2295677

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, ink name on title page. 1936 Large Hardcover. xx, 210 pp. 5 color two-page spreads, black-and-white plates and cuts. Russell writes easily, and in the vernacular. He tells of Indians and Indian fighters, buffalo hunts, bad men, wolves, wild horses, tough hotels, drinking customs, and hard-riding cowboys. . . . [He] lived long enough in the West to acquire a vast amount of information and lore, and he has left enough from his brush to prove his place as a sound interpreter of a stirring period and a fascinating country.-New York Times. Russell was the greate... View more info

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Family History

By: Sackville-West, V. [Vita]

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2292329

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Multiple chips and tears to jacket, jacket split into two pieces along rear joint, front jacket flap laid in. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 315 pp. A novel of modern England. Evelyn, aged thirty-nine, is an attractive widow living an irreproachable life. Then she meets Miles, fifteen years her junior, and falls passionately in love. But both lovers have strong personalities and passion does not equal happiness. Evelyn, deeply jealous and conventional is shocked at her lover's casual ways and his insistence on working all day. Miles... View more info

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Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

By: Salinger, J.D.

Price: $4.00  $3.20

Publisher: Bantam: 1968

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2301673

Condition: Good


Reprint. Pages faintly toned, light edge wear. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Two lesser known works from the famous American writer of Catcher in the Rye. View more info

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Nine Stories (S1111)

By: Salinger, J.D.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Signet / New American Library: 1958

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2273168

Condition: Fair


3rd printing. Binding fragile with first few pages beginning to loosen, ink underlining on a few pages, pages toned. 1958 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of short stories first published in 1953. Includes: A Perfect Day for Bananafish; Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut; Just Before the War with the Eskimos; The Laughing Man; Down at the Dinghy; For Esme - with Love and Squalor; Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes; De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period; Teddy. View more info

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Almost a Woman

By: Santiago, Esmeralda

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: A Merloyd Lawrence Book/Perseus Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282390

ISBN: 0738200433

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated 9/18/98 by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 313 pp. From the barrios of Brooklyn to the stage at the High School of Performing Arts and later to Harvard, Almost a Woman continues Esmeralda Santiago's amazing story of a young woman caught between two worlds. The oldest of eleven children, she is kept on such a strict leash by her powerful mother that at the age of seventeen she had not yet gone on a date. By no means sheltered however, she is experienced in the harsh realities of welf... View more info