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Rose in Bloom (The Golden Days Series, Illustrated)

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: M.A. Donohue & Co.: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272415

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips. 1936 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. Includes color frontispiece. Rose in Bloom, by Louisa May Alcott, depicts the story of a nineteenth-century girl, Rose Campbell, finding her way in society. It is Alcott's sequel to Eight Cousins. View more info

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Too Far From Home: Selected Writings of Paul Bowles

By: Bowles, Paul; Halpern, Daniel; Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281124

ISBN: 0880012951

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges lightly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xviii, 697, [5] pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8. Edited by Daniel Halpern, with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. For over forty-five years, Paul Bowles has been one of this century's most enigmatic and intriguing writers, best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky. This striking collection highlights Bowles's undeniable virtuosity and brings together for the first time his finest work including a new unpublished novella, ... View more info

Wieland; or The Transformation and Memoirs of Carwin, The Biloquist (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Brown, Charles Brockden; Elliott, Emory (Editor)

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1501248

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Minimal ink marks on only a few pages, sticker on back cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxxv, 294 pp. One of the earliest major American novels, Wieland (1798) is a thrilling tale of suspense and intrigue set in rural Pennsylvania in the 1760s. Based on an actual case of a New York farmer who murdered his family, the novel employs Gothic devices and sensational elements such as spontaneous combustion, ventriloquism, and religious fanaticism. Also included is Me... View more info

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A Lost Lady (Vintage Classics)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2261537

ISBN: 0679728872

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Faint crease to front wrapper. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Marian Forrester is the symbolic flower of the Old American West. She draws her strength from that solid foundation, bringing delight and beauty to her elderly husband, to the small town of Sweet Water where they live, to the prairie land itself, and to the young narrator of her story, Neil Herbert. All are bewitched by her brilliance and grace, and all are ultimat... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1929

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2102810

Condition: Near Fine


First illustrated edition. Owner bookplate on front flyleaf, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Closely following the original 1927 printing, this edition was designed by Elmer Adler and printed by the Plimpton Press of Norwood, Massachusetts, on paper manufactured by Curtis and Brother of Newark, Delaware. Art deco illustrations by Harold Von Schmidt appear throughout, which were photo-engraved by F... View more info

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My Antonia

By: Cather, Willa; Norris, Kathleen

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1995

Seller ID: 1514440

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on spine base, sticker on rear wrapper. 1995 Trade Paperback. 244 pp. My Ántonia (first published 1918) is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather. My Ántonia — pronounced with the accent on the first syllable of Ántonia — is the final book of the prairie trilogy of novels by Cather, a list that also includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. View more info

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La Vagabonde [The Vagabond]

By: Colette; Remfry-Kidd, Charlotte

Price: $125.00  $100.00

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 Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00  $32.00

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 Queen... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $10.00  $8.00

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 consequ... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $30.00  $24.00

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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The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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, publi... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1935

Seller ID: 2275478

Condition: Very Good


1935 printing of the edition first released in 1919. Boards a bit rubbed, bookplate remnant and ink gift note on front endpapers, corner of last few pages lightly stained. We have more books available by this author!. vi, [2], 370 pp. Black cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board, illustrated endpapers. Cooper's memorable tale of the French and Indian War, with beautiful color plates by N.C. Wyeth. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $3.00  $2.40

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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The Deerslayer; or: The First War-Path

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

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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

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The Red Badge of Courage

By: Crane, Stephen; Herzberg, Max (Introduction)

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Washington Square Press: 1964

Seller ID: 1525308

Condition: Good


34th printing. Wrappers rubbed, ink name inside. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. 159 pp. Crane's famous novel of the American Civil War. Introduction by Max Herzberg. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by moder... View more info

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Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature

By: Dabney, Lewis M.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288717

ISBN: 0374113122

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head bumped. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 2005 Hard Cover. xiii, 639 pp. From the Jazz Age through the McCarthy era, Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) stood at the center of the American cultural scene. In his own youth a crucial champion of the young Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wilson went on to write three classics of literary and intellectual history (Axel's Castle, To the Finland Station, and Patriotic Gore), searching reportage, an... View more info

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Nicholas Nickleby; Martin Chuzzlewit; American Notes (Vol. 2, The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2285880

Condition: Good


Corners rubbed with minor loss. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Volume 2 of a six-volume set. Includes complete works of Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, American Notes. Blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations, blind-stamped decorations. Illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and H.K. [Hablot Knight] Browne, also known as 'Phiz'. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelis... View more info

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Manhattan Transfer (Houghton Mifflin Company Sentry Edition 26)

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1953

Seller ID: 2198540

Condition: Very Good


1980s reprint. Lightly toned, ink name on half-title page. 1953 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 404 pp. Manhattan Transfer is a novel by John Dos Passos published in 1925. It focuses on the urban life of New York City in the Jazz Age as told through a series of overlapping individual stories. It is considered to be one of Dos Passos' most important works. The book attacks the consumerism and social indifference of contemporary urban life, p... View more info

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The Sound and the Fury (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series)

By: Faulkner, William; Polk, Noel

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2004

Seller ID: 2285604

Condition: Near Fine


2004 Full-Leather. 326 pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Noel Polk, illustrations by Alan Phillips. The Sound and the Fury is a novel written by the American author William Faulkner. It employs a number of narrative styles, including the technique known as stream of consciousness, pioneered by 20th century European novelists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf. Publish... View more info

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Tales of the Jazz Age

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283495

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state ('and' on p. 232). Boards lightly soiled. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A selection of Fitzgerald's works, all finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full green morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound included his/her monogram on the corner of the front board: O.C.S. View more info

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 4 Volume Set: Tender Is the Night; This Side of Paradise; The Great Gatsby; The Last Tycoon

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2208585

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions. Lightly scuffed. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Original light blue hardcover boards, black cloth spine, gilt spine lettering. Four of Fitzgerald's most spectacular works; Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, and The Last Tycoon. Four hardcover volumes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American writer of novels and sh... View more info

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This Side of Paradise (Dell D140)

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Dell: 1948

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1928329

Condition: Good


First paperback printing, 35 cent price on front wrapper. Stain to top corner, binding a bit fragile, wrappers lightly rubbed, pages toned. 1948 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Author's first novel. Published in 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, became the novel that defined an era and launched his literary career. This is the story of Amory Blaine, romantic egotist, and his journey from prep school to Pr... View more info

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F. Scott Fitzgerald 4 Volume Set: Tender Is the Night; This Side of Paradise; The Great Gatsby; The Last Tycoon

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1962

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2269243

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions. Lightly scuffed. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. Original light blue hardcover boards, black cloth spine, gilt spine lettering. Four of Fitzgerald's most spectacular works; Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, and The Last Tycoon. Four hardcover volumes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American writer of novels and sh... View more info

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This Side of Paradise

By: Fitzgerald, F. [Francis] Scott [Key]

Price: $395.00  $316.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1920

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2195327

Condition: Very Good


6th printing (July 1920). Early review tipped in on front endpaper and half-title page, ink name (Stella B. Forbes) on front endpaper. 305 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. 8vo. Author's first novel. Fitzgerald's fictional debut and first published work, This Side of Paradise is about post-World War I youth, and features Amory Blaine, a student at Princeton University. It resulted in overnight fame for Fitzgerald, who was praised by the likes of H.L. Mencken for the work's genius. The ... View more info

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She: A History of Adventure (American Series Vol. 1. No. 3.)

By: Haggard, H. Rider

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: M.J. Ivers & Co., Publishers: 1890

Seller ID: 1913943

Condition: Good


Edges rubbed with a few small tears and minor loss from corners, wrappers & pages toned, ink name & date (1890) on title page. We have more books available by this author!. 237 pp., 4-page terminal publisher ad. Original printed wrappers. She: A History of Adventure is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic from October 1886 to January 1887. In reprints it was extraordinarily popular in its time, and has remained in print to the present day. She is ... View more info

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Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $175.00  $140.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1892

Seller ID: 2275457

Condition: Very Good


1893 printing. Edges rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, two clipped photographic portraits of Hardy mounted on front blanks. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 457, [3] pp. 8vo. Original red-orange cloth with black clover design and coat of arms on front board & spine, gilt titles. This edition includes 11 engraved plates. A controversial novel upon its release in serial form in the British illustrated newspaper The Graphic in 1891. This edit... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Seller ID: 2285595

Condition: Very Good


A few faint spots on bottom edge and front board. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth ... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter (Pocket Book 551)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1950

Seller ID: 2287524

ISBN: 0671453424

Condition: Good


Spine hinges rubbed, top and bottom corners of front wrapper creased, bookplate on front wrapper verso, ink name on title page, pages lightly toned. 1950 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 276 pp. Cover art by Lorin Thompson. The Scarlet Letter: A Romance is a work of historical fiction by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, published in 1850.[1] Set in Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony during the years 1642 to 1649, the novel tells ... View more info

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2180722

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint (lacks 'A' on copyright page). Boards lightly rubbed & toned, front & end matter lightly foxed, ink name & date ('A.B. Russell Christmas 1940') on front endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. 471 pp. 8vo. Beige cloth, black stamped titles, red panels on spine. After Hemingway traveled to Spain in 1937 to cover the civil war for the North American Newspaper Alliance. For Whom the Bell Tolls was completed three year later as the greatest nove... View more info