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La Vagabonde [The Vagabond]

By: Colette; Remfry-Kidd, Charlotte

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283811

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, front hinge just beginning to loosen. 1931 Hard Cover. 314 pp. 8vo. An English translation of the French novel first published in 1910, by the author nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, and best known for her novella Gigi. This novel's protagonist is a woman who becomes a dancer after divorcing her husband. The plot is inspired by events in Colette's own life. View more info

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The Two-Headed Reader: Being His Two Most Celebrated Novels The Oldest Confession and the Manchurian Candidate (Complete and Unabridged)

By: Condon, Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Random House: 1959

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2287058

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly bumped with a few minor tears. Two faint white smudges on front board. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 247; 251 pp. Deckled edge. Two novels in one volume. ABOUT THE OLDEST CONFESSION: The Oldest Confession is a 1958 novel, the first of twenty-five by the American political novelist and satirist Richard Condon. It was published by Appleton-Century-Crofts. A tragicomedy about the attempted theft of a masterpiece from a museum in Spain, it engendered, along with other early works such as The Manchurian Candidate, a relatively brief Condon cult.... View more info

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.: 1921

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2262168

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing of this edition. Owner bookplate and ink stamp on front endpapers. 1921 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [3], 492, [4] pp. 8vo. Joseph Conrad's 1904 adventure novel, set amid the mist-covered mountains of a fictional South American republic, spins a colorful tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion. The story begins halfway through the revolution, employing flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and its effects on men — corrupting and destroying some, revealing the strengths of others. Conrad's deep moral consciousn... View more info

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Tales of Unrest

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197193

Condition: Good


First American edition, which preceded the UK edition, and of which only 1250 copies were printed. Spine toned, boards lightly soiled, dedication/contents page opened poorly causing 2 inch tear along fore-edge margin. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348 pp. 8vo. The fourth book and the first short story collection by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: Karain: A Memory; The Idiots; An Outpost of Progress; The Return; The Lagoon.Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION SHORT STORIES View more info

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The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276926

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, later became his epitaph. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English-language novelist who in 1886 became a... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261262

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IX: 24 laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, [1], 407 pp. 8vo. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. Introduction by Nicholas Monsarrat, color lithographs by Lynd Ward. Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. The novel is in two main parts, firstly Jim's lapse aboard the Patna and his consequent fall, and secondly an adventure story about Jim's rise and the tale's denouement amongst the people of Patusan - set in t... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2205690

Condition: Near Fine


Edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1977 Full-Leather. x, [4], 407 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. View more info

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A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Dial Press: 2017

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287998

ISBN: 0385343531

Condition: Very Good


First printing. A few pages in the middle lightly water damaged. 2017 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 300 pp. Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy’s many friends. This new volume of Pat Conroy’s nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from his long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out the... View more info

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Texas Cowboys

By: Coolidge, Dane; Ulph, Owen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Arizona Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2205855

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor spots to page ridge. 1985 Trade Paperback. vii, 162 pp. Western writer and photographer Dane Coolidge (1873-1940), cousin of Calvin, grew up on a citrus ranch in Riverside County, California, and knew old-time cowboys first hand. This book about Texas cowboys actually takes place in Arizona on Indian reservation land, where Coolidge spent some time with the Cherrycow outfit at the turn of the last century, taking photographs as a cover, he says, for gathering material for his writings about the West.Familiar with California-style cowboys, he is quick to notice the differences among... View more info

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A Piece of Mine: Short Stories

By: Cooper, J. California; Walker, Alice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wild Trees Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201014

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Faint crease on front wrapper along spine. 1984 Trade Paperback. ix, 124 pp. With a foreword by Alice Walker. In her acclaimed novels and short stories, J. California Cooper portrays the lives of African Americans, bringing to light the impact of history, social and economic hardship, and enduring cultural strengths on the experiences of individuals and families. The questions, discussion topics, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of her works, which... View more info

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Cooper's Novels, in Thirty-Three Volumes (New Edition)

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Stringer & Townsend: 1854

Seller ID: 1797797

Condition: Very Good


Corners & spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, front & end matter of a few volumes lightly foxed. Interiors exceptionally well preserved. Spine labels professionally replaced in emulation of original style. An excellent set. 1854 Half-Leather. Complete in thirty-three volumes. 12mo. 65 volumes in 33. Sewn bindings. Butterscotch leather spines & corners over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An apparent variant of the set referenced in Spiller & Blackburn's bibliography (slightly different ordering of volumes, half-leather instead of cloth). The third American publication of Cooper's collected... View more info

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The Pioneers; or, The Sources of the Susquehanna: A Descriptive Tale

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1915

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2276057

Condition: Very Good


1/2 inch tear to cloth of spine base but not board beneath, other corners a bit rubbed. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 469, [1] pp. 8vo. With The Pioneers (1823), Cooper initiated his series of elegiac romances of frontier life and introduced the world to Natty Bumppo (or Leather-stocking). Set in 1793 in New York State, the novel depicts an aging Leather-stocking negotiating his way in a restlessly expanding society. In his introduction, Robert Daly argues for the novel’s increasing relevance: we live in a similarly complex society as Cooper’s frontie... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins: 1964

Seller ID: 2287618

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. Slipcase corners lightly rubbed. 1964 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. Red flexible leatherette binding. Top page ridge gilt. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences.[1] The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel.[2] The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the... View more info

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The Leatherstocking Tales Volumes I & II: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale; The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757; The Prairie; A Tale; The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea; The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path (The Library of America 26-27) [Vols. 1 and 2]

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1985

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2203801

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Both volumes include publisher's slipcase. Spines slightly faded, slipcases lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1347; 1051 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. The complete Leatherstocking Tales by the American novelist and historian, with chronology and notes following text. Includes: The Pioneers, or the Sources of the Susquehanna; A Descriptive Tale; The Last of the Mohicans; A Narrative of 1757; The Prairie; A Tale; The Pathfinder: or, The Inland Sea; The Deerslayer: or, The First War-Path. This ... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1989

Seller ID: 2280224

Condition: Good


1989 printing. Lightly rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. Cooper's memorable tale of the French and Indian War, and a lone man who may hold the fate of many in his hands. View more info

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Stories of the Sea: Being Narratives of Adventure, Selected from the 'Sea Tales' - A Book for Boys.

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $60.00

Publisher: James G. Gregory: 1863

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2283784

Condition: Good


First thus (BAL 3951). Light stain on front board and top edge. 1863 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 360 pp. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles and decorations on spine and front board. A collection of nautical stories for juvenile readers, reprinted from six of Cooper's earlier works, illustrated with engravings from drawings by Darley. Cooper is best known for his five-volume Leatherstocking Saga (historical fiction featuring Natty Bumpo), but he also wrote a two-volume history of the United States Navy, most likely inspired by his time on a merchant ship, and as a me... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2287026

Condition: Good


1981 printing, part of The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books. End matter and edges lightly stained, boards lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 377, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes designs based on bead-work of the Eastern Woodland Tribes. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian war to vivid ... View more info

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Chapters from the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper (Westvaco American Classics Series 1986)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westvaco Corporation: 1986

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2294314

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Publisher's presentation slip and description sheet laid in. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 342 pp. 8vo. Dark green cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt, illustrated slipcase and endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition released by the Westvaco Corporation for Christmas 1986, featuring excerpts from The Leather-Stocking Tales, The Spy, The Pilot, etc., along with a chronology of Cooper's life and a foreword by the publishers. View more info

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The Letters and Journals of James Fenimore Cooper Volume VI: 1849-1851

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Beard, James Franklin (Editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1968

Seller ID: 1787955

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. An exceptional copy.Near Fine. 1968 Hard Cover. ix, 460 pp. The sixth in a series of volumes presenting the personal papers of James Fenimore Cooper, famous for his Leatherstocking Tales featuring Natty Bumpo, which consisted of five stories (The Deerslayer; The Last of the Mohicans; The Pathfinder; The Pioneers; The Prairie). View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2205673

Condition: Near Fine


Top page ridge faintly spotted. 1979 Full-Leather. xi, 377 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Edward Everett Hale. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2278043

Condition: Near Fine


Page ridges faintly spotted, otherwise an excellent copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 377, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Edward Everett Hale. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2292780

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on verso of front endpaper. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 377, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color and black-and-white illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian war to vivid life. Featuring the classic character Natty Bumppo, it is a moving, memorable depicti... View more info

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The Prairie (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hansen, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2278051

Condition: Fine


1968 Full-Leather. xxi, [3], 411, [3] pp. 8vo. Original brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Harry Hansen, illustrations by John Steuart Curry. The Prairie: A Tale (1827) is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo. His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred to as the trapper or the old man. Chronologically The Prairie is the fifth and final installment of the Leatherstocking Tales, though it was published before... View more info

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The Leatherstocking Saga: Being those Parts of The Deerslayer, The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, and the Prairie which specially pertain to Natty Bumppo, otherwise known as Pathfinder, Deerslayer, or Hawkeye: the whole arranged in chronological order from Hawkeye's youth on the New York frontier in King George's War until his death on the Western Prairies in Jefferson's Adminis

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Nevins, Allan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1954

Edition: Review Copy

Seller ID: 2283545

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Book in exceptional condition, slipcase a bit toned and lightly scuffed. 1954 Hard Cover. [x], 829 pp. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. 8vo. Cooper's Natty Bumppo stories, selected from his five famous novels and collected in one volume, with illustrations by Reginald Marsh. Edited, with a new preface, introduction, chronology of Cooper's life, and chronological table of the Leatherstocking Tales, by Allan Nevins. Bibliography follows text. View more info

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The Pathfinder (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Spiller, Robert E.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2207940

Condition: Near Fine


Two minor scuffs to spine bands, gilt page ridges lightly rubbed. 1981 Full-Leather. xvi, 474 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Richard M. Powers, introduction by Robert E. Spiller. The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea is an historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper first published in 1840. It is the fourth novel featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, and is considered as forming the third chronological episode of the Leatherstocking Tales. View more info

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The Deerslayer; or: The First War-Path

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Winterich, John T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2261914

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number X:25 laid in. Spine lightly toned, slipcase edges lightly faded. 1961 Hard Cover. xiv, 510 pp. 8vo. One of several variant bindings released by Heritage, this featuring cream cloth, gilt titles, and an illustration by Edward A. Wilson mounted on the front board. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson throughout, introduction by John T. Winterich. Part of Cooper's famous Leatherstocking Saga, featuring Natty Bumpo. View more info

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The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Winterich, John T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1963

Seller ID: 2278044

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss of gilt from top edge of front board, a couple minor scuffs along edges. 1963 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [3], 406 pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Henry C. Pitz, introduction by John T. Winterich. The action takes place during the American Revolution. The share of historical fact in the story is not large, but the action takes place so near to great events that the characters are all invested with something of the dusky light of heroes, while Georg... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2261075

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in a simple and direct but vivid and dramatic style, is added a picture of jungle life that is rare in the history of literature of this kind. His love of nature, his knowledge o... View more info

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The Red Badge of Courage

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272740

ISBN: 0895771551

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Insert laid in. An exceptional copy. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Crane's famous work on the American Civil War, which inspired the 1951 MGM film of the same name. View more info

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The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2286131

Condition: Very Good


Top edge and fore edge faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 200 pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, gilt titles & decoration, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Crane's famous work on the American Civil War, with color plates from paintings by, and illustrations from sketches by, Winslow Homer. View more info