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Little Women (The Great Classics for Children)

By: Alcott, Louisa May; Snyder, Bethany

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Piggy Toes Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2296190

ISBN: 1403737010

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Ink gift note on half-title page. 2010 Large Hardcover. ix, 181 pp. Fully illustrated and adapted. Little Women is the story of four girls--pretty Meg, headstrong Jo, sweet Beth, and spoiled Amy--growing up with plenty of spirit but little money during the Civil War era in New England. View more info

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Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte (Bell, Currer)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292787

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Spine faded, edges a bit rubbed, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1907, rear hinge just beginning to weaken. ix, 464 pp. 16mo. Half-leather: green leather spine and corners, decorative paper over boards with matching endpapers, gilt titles and fleur de lis decorations on spine, top edge gilt, engraved frontispiece by O. Grosch (Oscar Edward Grosch). Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name Currer Bell.... View more info

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Death Comes for the Archbishop

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $250.00

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 Federal Photo-Engraving Corporation of New York. Willa Cather’s story of the missionary priest Father Jean Marie Latour and ... View more info

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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 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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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 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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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 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 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

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The Red Badge of Courage (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Crane, Stephen; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294856

Condition: Very Good


A few small spots on top edge, a few minor scuffs, endpaper edges slightly faded. 1980 Full-Leather. xiii, [3], 170 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Crane's famous work on the American Civil War, with an introduction by Carl Van Doren and illustrations by John Steuart Curry. View more info

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Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature

By: Dabney, Lewis M.

Price: $7.00

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, and criticism that has outlasted many of its subjects. Wilson documented his unruly private life--a formative love affair with ... 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

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 novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. Many of ... View more info

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Manhattan Transfer (Houghton Mifflin Company Sentry Edition 26)

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $5.00

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, portraying a Manhattan that is merciless yet teeming with energy and restlessness. The book shows some of Dos Passos' experime... 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

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. Published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner's fourth novel, and was not immediately successful. In 1931, however, when Fa... View more info

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Tales of the Jazz Age

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $150.00

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! Original green cloth. "Evoking the Jazz-Age world that would later appear in his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, this essential Fitzgerald collection contains some of the writer’s most famous and celebrated stories. In “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” an extraordinary child is born an old man, growing younger as the world ages around him. “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” a fable of excess and greed, shows two boarding school classmates mired in dec... 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

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 short stories, whose works are evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the twentie... View more info

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This Side of Paradise (Dell D140)

By: Fitzgerald, F. Scott

Price: $10.00

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 Princeton to the First World War. This dazzling chronicle of youth and the Jazz Age remains bitingly relevant decades later. 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

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 short stories, whose works are evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the twentie... View more info

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This Side of Paradise

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

Price: $395.00

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 first print run of 3,000 copies sold out in three days. View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00

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 after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explo... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter (Pocket Book 551)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $5.00

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 the story of Hester Prynne who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance a... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294451

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 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 after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin... View more info

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Catch-22 (Everyman's Library 220)

By: Heller, Joseph: Bradbury, Malcolm

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Everyman's Library / Alfred A. Knopf: 1995

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291056

ISBN: 0679437223

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Tiny tear on rear jacket edge. 1995 Hard Cover. xxxix, [1], 568, [8] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury. A burlesque epic in the tradition of The Good Soldier Schweik, Catch-22 exposes the absurdity of war by applying its own demented logic to America's involvement in Korea. One of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read and a highly touted Hulu series starring George Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, and Hugh Laurie. One of the funniest books ever written, Joseph Heller's masterpiece about a bomber squadron in the Second World War's Italian t... View more info

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00

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 novel to emerge from the good fight. The story of a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist gueri... View more info

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2206634

Condition: Very Good


Early printing in variant binding. Includes original jacket with $2.75 price on flap. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, including a 1/2 inch internal chip from spine. 1945 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 471 pp. 8vo. Blue 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 novel to emerge from the good fight. The story of a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifasc... View more info

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1940

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2264516

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. Red title panels lightly rubbed as usual, pencil name on front endpaper, brief ink gift note on rear endpaper. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 471, [1] pp. 8vo. 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 novel to emerge from the good fight. The story of a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit. View more info

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The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1953

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2270453

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Boards and edges faintly foxed, ink name on front endpaper. 1953 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 499, [5] pp. 8vo. CONTENTS: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber; The Capital of the World; The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Old Man at the Bridge; Up in Michigan; On the Quai at Smyrna; Indian Camp; The Doctor and the Doctors Wife; The End of Something; The Three-Day Blow; The Battler; A Very Short Story; Soldier's Home; The Revolutionist; Mr. and Mrs. Elliot; Cat in the Rain; Out of Season; Cross-Country Snow; My Old Man; Big Two-Heart... View more info