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The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Del Rey: 1980

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2279607

ISBN: 0345289552

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages toned. 1980 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Steinbeck's first posthumously published work, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights is a reinterpretation of tales from Malory's Morte d'Arthur. In this highly successful attempt to render Malory into Modern English, Steinbeck recreated the rhythm and tone of the original Middle English. View more info

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Sweet Thursday

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2279756

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1954 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 273 pp. In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row — the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears — from Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281495

ISBN: 0140187391

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Lightly rubbed. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit and the contradictory desire for acceptance of early adolescence. View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283484

Condition: Very Good


12th printing. Lacks jacket. Front hinge just starting, ink owner stamp on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 619, [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 journey to California, a... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath (The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics)

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1983

Seller ID: 2285628

Condition: Near Fine


Faint smudge on spine, top edge faintly foxed. 1983 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 424 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. 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 fa... View more info

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Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287038

Condition: Good


First edition. Personal copy of second lieutenant Robert H. Adams. No jacket. Hinges starting, minor ink notes throughout text. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 184 pp. On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $425.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2292253

Condition: Good


First edition ('First published in April 1939' stated on copyright page). Includes new facsimile of the Elmer Hader jacket. Spine toned, boards lightly soiled, edges a bit foxed, a bit musty, ink name and date on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 619, [1] pp. 8vo. Battle Hymn of the Republic endpapers. The Pulitzer Prize winning novel that encapsulated the American experience during the Great Depression. It inspired the equally successful John Ford film starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine, which won two Academy Awards. View more info

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The Red Pony

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2294590

Condition: Good


First illustrated edition, variant with color plate on front board. Lacks slipcase. Front board edges discolored, boards lightly soiled, pencil scribble on rear endpaper. 1945 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 131, [1] pp. 8vo. Original beige cloth, gilt titles. Printed on laid paper. Beautiful watercolor illustrations by Wesley Dennis. Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will forge with Gabilan, a... View more info

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Of Mice and Men

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2296424

ISBN: 0140177396

Condition: Very Good


Top edge of front wrapper and spine bumped. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 107 pp. 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 they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the... View more info

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The Moon is Down

By: Steinbeck, John; Coers, Donald V. - Introduction

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1995

Seller ID: 2291528

ISBN: 0140187464

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper faintly creased. 1995 Trade Paperback. xxviii, 112 pp. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside—and betrayal born within the close-knit community. In this masterful tale set in Norway during World War II, Steinbeck explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. As he delves into the emotions of the German commander and the Norwegian traitor, and depicts the spirited patriotism of the Norwegian underground, Steinbeck uncovers profound, often unsettling truths about war—and about human na... 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 Henry Morgan. It centres on Morgan's assault and sacking of Panama City (the Cup of Gold), and the woman fairer than the sun ... View more info

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The Grapes of Wrath (The Living Library L-5)

By: Steinbeck, John; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1947

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283612

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. 1 inch chip from front jacket corner, minor loss from other corners. 1947 Hard Cover. 468, [2] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Carl Van Doren, illustrations by John Groth. 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 journey to California,... View more info

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Home Scenes and Home Sounds; or, The World from My Window.

By: Stephens, H. Marion

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fetridge and Company.: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2077476

Condition: Good


First edition. Rear free endpaper and front flyleaf removed, frontispiece & tissue guard foxed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1854 Hard Cover. 288 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories and verse, some of which was originally published separately in periodicals. The first sort, entitled 'The Maniac's Curse - A Legend of Wyoming' is an early appearance of the name Wyoming, which would not officially become a separately named territory until fourteen years later (the name was originally made famous by the poem 'Gertrude of Wyoming', written in 1809 by Thomas Campbell). View more info

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Personality and Intelligence

By: Sternberg, Robert J.; Ruzgis, Patricia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2084987

ISBN: 0521417902

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. 1994 Hard Cover. xii, 337 pp. A collection of essays by such notable psychologists as Hans Eysenck. Motivated by their belief that the most interesting work on intelligence is now being done at the interface of intelligence and personality, Robert Sternberg and Patricia Ruzgis have collected a body of essays exploring the interconnections and interdependencies between these two constructs. The essays selected form a history of the fields of intelligence and personality, from the period of grand theories, in which researchers sought to formulate overarching theories... View more info

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Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives.

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert.: 1878

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2272133

Condition: Near Fine


B reissue, composed of the same sheets as the second printing, with Lothrop binding (BAL 19488). Includes engraved frontispiece and all three plates in text. Minimal cosmetic wear. 1878 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 375, [9] pp. An autobiographical novel by the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276544

ISBN: 1566195519

Condition: Near Fine


Faint sticker remnant. 1995 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. This is a book that changed history. Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of pre-Civil War Americans. View more info

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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1928

Edition: Photoplay Edition

Seller ID: 2290933

Condition: Good


1928 photoplay edition. Lacks jacket. Hinges loosening, edges lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. 475, [3] pp. 8vo. Includes stills from the 1927 Universal Super-Jewel production on the endpapers and in text. This is a book that changed history. Harriet Beecher Stowe was appalled by slavery, and she took one of the few options open to nineteenth century women who wanted to affect public opinion: she wrote a novel, a huge, enthralling narrative that claimed the heart, soul, and politics of pre-Civil War Americans. - Bauermeister View more info

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Fombombo

By: Stribling, T.S. [Thomas Sigismund]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291115

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Lacks scarce jacket. Spine slightly faded, pencil name on front endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. 311, [3] pp. 8vo. A humorous romantic novel set in Venezuela, by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Vaiden Trilogy (volume two, entitled The Store, won him the prize). Fombombo was Stribling's third novel, published just a year after Birthright, which was originally serialized in Century magazine, and is considered his first serious effort at a long-form work (The Cruise of the Dry Dock, published in 1917, was his first attempt, but was seen as somewhat derivative). Birthright put St... View more info

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Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 4: History of Indian-White Relations

By: Sturtevant, William C.; Washburn, Wilcomb E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution: 1988

Seller ID: 2292202

ISBN: 0160045835

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front hinge weakening, ink note on front paste-down endpaper. 1988 Large Hardcover. xiii, 838 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. Provides a basic reference work on the history of the interactions in North America between the Native American peoples and those, primarily from Europe and Africa, who arrived after 1492. Includes essays on: national policies; military situation; political relations; economic relations; religious relations; and the concept of Indians in literature, popular culture, and movies. View more info

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Debate, Subject, Resolved: That limitations upon the contents of books and magazines as defined in proposed legislation would be detrimental to the advancement of American literature. [Debate on Censorship of Books]

By: Sumner, John S.; Boyd, Ernest; Smyth, Clifford; Farrar, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The League for Public Discuisson [sic], New York [Discussion]: 1924

Seller ID: 2087728

Condition: Fair


A few creases on front cover, front board slightly discolored, front board loose from binding, rear hinge loosening, though it appears never to have been properly attached (staples did not continue through to the rear of the spine cloth). 1924 Trade Paperback. 77, [3] pp. Review copy, with publisher's slip tipped in on title page. Stiff cardstock boards with cloth spine, stapled binding. A publication of a debate pitting a critic and author against the secretary for the New York Society for the Supervision of Vice, with an introduction by the editor of the International Book Review, and a fore... View more info

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The Will

By: Swados, Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203174

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. 2 inch closed tear to jacket spine base, jacket lightly toned. 1963 Hard Cover. 343 pp. 8vo. Finalist for the National Book Award: On the verge of receiving a vast inheritance, three brothers' clashing aspirations turn into an all-out war. Brothers Leo and Max Land came to America from Romania in 1911, but they took different paths in pursuit of the American dream. Even as they worked together, Max sought out material things while Leo made a simple, private life for himself. Now, after the death of both brothers, Leo’s three sons - the only sur... View more info

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Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth

By: Tabor, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266456

ISBN: 1400067677

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Gift note on front endpaper. 2010 Hard Cover. xv, 286 pp. The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth’s deepest cave—the supercave—remained undiscovered. This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find it, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. In 2004, two great scientist-... View more info

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Some Old Portraits: A Book About Art and Human Beings

By: Tarkington, Booth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276403

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition. Inscribed, signed, and dated by author on front flyleaf ('Inscribed affectionately for Julian Street, Jr., by his old, old family friend Booth Tarkington. Indianapolis, April 7, 1940'). This volume was acquired from Street's personal collection - his father and the author were good friends, and collaborated on The Country Cousin: A Comedy in Four Acts. Minor loss of gilt from titles, corners lightly rubbed. Laid in are two typed sheets labeled 'From a letter from Dr. Erwin Panofsky' which was written to Tarkington, and reviews the work. It seems likely the author included ... View more info

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Monsieur Beaucaire (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Tarkington, Booth; Adams, J. Donald

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2195646

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 121 pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A novel by the American author of The Gentleman from Indiana, originally published in McClure's Magazine. This edition includes illustrations by T.M. Cleland. View more info

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On Plays, Playwrights, and Playgoers: Selections from the Letters of Booth Tarkington to George C. Tyler and John Peter Toohey, 1918-1925

By: Tarkington, Booth; Tyler, George C.; Toohey, John Peter; Downer, Alan S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton University Library: 1959

Seller ID: 2203608

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pencil marginalia. 1959 Hard Cover. vi, 100 pp. Ranging from March, 1919, to November, 1921, the major portion of the collection was sent to John Peter Toohey, who worked as publicity agent for George C. Tyler, producer of many of Tarkington's most successful plays. Toohey was just beginning his career as a fiction writer, and the collection not only presents Tarkington's friendly advice to a young author but also covers the period of his most significant development as playwright. During the war years, demands for a new realism in the American theatre motivated the change from the ... View more info

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A Summons to Memphis

By: Taylor, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276301

ISBN: 0394410629

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Remnant of Strand sticker on front endpaper, crease along top jacket edge. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. One of the most celebrated novels of its time, the Pulitzer Prize winner A Summons to Memphis introduces the Carver family, natives of Nashville, residents, with the exception of Phillip, of Memphis, Tennessee. During the twilight of a Sunday afternoon in March, New York book editor Phillip Carver receives an urgent phone call from each of his older, unmarried sisters. They plead with Phillip to help avert their widower father's impending remarriage to a younger woman. Hesitant to... View more info

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The Rochester Historical Society, Publication Fund Series, Vol. I [Volume 1]

By: The Rochester Historical Society

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Rochester Historical Society: 1922

Seller ID: 2297126

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Minor general wear. 1922 Hard Cover. 322 pp. CONTENTS: Portrait of Mayor Hiram H. Edgerton; Foreword: The Publication Fund; Officers and Managers, 1922-23; The Origin and Mission of the Rochester Historical Society; Some Earlier Amusements of Rochester; Rochester--Its Founders and Its Founding; History of the Third Ward; Rambles about Rochester; Rochester--Backgrounds of Its History; The City of Tryon and Vicinity; The Western Door of the Long House; Rochester in Literature; The Landing Road; First Church Chronicles; Portrait of Mrs. Gilman H. Perkins; Memorial of Mrs. Gilman H. Per... View more info

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Town and Country Almanack; or, Complete farmer's calendar, for the year of our Lord 1817

By: Thomas, Isaiah, Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Printed by and for William Manning,: 1817

Seller ID: 2265380

Condition: Fair


Several marginal notes in ink, which appear contemporary. Corners dog-eared. 1817 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [42 pp.] Appears to be incomplete, as OCLC calls for 48 unnumbered pages. An almanac by an important early American printer. View more info

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First Body: Stories

By: Thon, Melanie Rae

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282554

ISBN: 039578588X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 165 pp. In praise of her first story collection, Girls in the Grass, the New York Times wrote, Melanie Rae Thon belts out her short stories in a tone and style reminiscent of classic blues singers . . . The reader is swept along not only by her remarkable characterizations but also by the taut, magic current of her prose, which carries an exhilarating rhythmic punch. Thon brings to her new collection all the emotional intensity and vibrant lyricism that marked... View more info