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TWO GENTLEMEN IN BONDS

By: Ransom, John Crowe ; [SIGNED]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1927

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39032

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dust jacket


Autograph; ix, (1), 88 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of black cloth spine with red and black pattered boards, printed title label at spine. Dustjacket is defective (lacks spine). Inscribed on the front free-endpaper: "For Dave affectionately, John Crowe Ransom August 5, 1950." OCLC: 1506797; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy

By: Russell, Bertrand

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Chicago and London, The Open Court Pub. Co: 1914

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39781

Condition: Very Good


245 pages; Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and lower edge of boards. "Much of Russell's thinking about science is expressed in his 1914 book, Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy. Among the several schools that were influenced by Russell were the logical positivists, particularly Rudolph Carnap, who maintained that the distinguishing feature of scientific propositions was their verifiability.... View more info

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SOVEREIGN

By: Sansom, C. J.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2007

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42334

ISBN: 0670038318

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


583 pages; Clean and tight, unmarked, appears unread. Another in the fabulous series of Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries. Riveting, historically accurate, delightful reading. View more info

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DARK FIRE

By: Sansom, C. J. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2005

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42333

ISBN: Notavalid

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 503 pages; Clean and tight, unmarked, appears unread. Signed by the author on the first blank page. Another in the fabulous series of Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries. Riveting, historically accurate, delightful reading. ; Signed by Author View more info

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SANTIAGO VIDARTE - POESIAS - Cuadernos de Poesía No. 10

By: Santiago Vidarte ; Illustrated by Carlos Marichal

Price: $29.94

Publisher: San Juan de Puerto Rico, Instituto De Cultura Puertorriqueña: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40480

Condition: Very Good+


40 pages; Beautifully illustrated by Carlos Marichal. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Poetry Chap-Book - Winter 1943

By: Shuster, George ; Marguerite Reed; Joyce Kong Russell; Alex Comfort; John J. Shank; Eugene Gessler; Byron Vazakas; et alus

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Gustav Davidson: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42187

Condition: Near Fine


Volume II, No. 2; 28 pages; Clean and secure in original red wrappers. Pagination: (ii), 31-53, (3). From Shuster's preface: "These days men of my generation remember, as fighting moves past slumbering Pompei and towards Rome, that Vergil, Horace and Dante lived among the peasants and townsfolk of Italy. Since they dies, light and shadow have moved tirelessly across the earth, and quite as much blood as wine has been spilled in all the valleys which lie between Messina and Pescara. But who does not know that their mighty spirits, having loved the mortal show, now keep the rapture of immort... View more info

WRACK AT TIDESEND - A Book of Balnearics being the Second Volume of England Reclaimed

By: Sitwell, Osbert

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40393

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. Recalls life of the privileged English as observed by Sitwell in his youth. With a post card laid-in from Heywood Hill, Ltd which reads "Sent at the Request of Capt. M. Bullock" ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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BALLADS

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39721

Condition: Very Good


85 pages; Contents clean and tight in original green cloth bindingwith gilt lettering at spine and decorative gilt stamping on front board. Small spot on front board and short tear in cloth near head of spine. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. This volume of ballads was published after his initial South Sea Voyages in the same year during which Stevenson established his residence on the Island of Samoa. OCLC: 2166204 View more info

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ERECHTHEUS - A TRAGEDY

By: Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39041

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, gilt ruled border to front board and border in blind to rear board, corners rounded. Armorial bookplate of George Bishop with the motto "Labor Omnia Vincit." Early issue with list of books at rear dated October 1875. A very nice example of this Swinburne first edition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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The Well of the Saints - A Play

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1911

Seller ID: 40666

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, some wear at spine ends. This three-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National Theatre Society in February 1905. The setting is specified as "some lonely mountainous district in the east of Ireland one or more centuries ago." J.M. Synge (1871 – 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Thea... View more info

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In the Shadow of the Glen

By: Synge, J. M.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce: 1911

Seller ID: 40669

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original binding of green boards with white spine, gilt lettering, some wear at spine ends. A one-act play written by the Irish playwright J. M. Synge and first performed at the Molesworth Hall, Dublin, on October 8, 1903. J.M. Synge (1871 – 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre. View more info

GOMILLION VERSUS LIGHTFOOT The Tuskegee Gerrymander Case

By: Taper, Bernard

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41244

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


118 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's binding in very nice dustjacket with a tiny closed tear at bottom edge of rear panel. OCLC: 1053913 The first case of its kind to be argued before the Supreme Court, Gomillion v. Lightfoot deals with the denial of Negro voting rights in Tuskegee, Alabama, by gerrymandering of that township's boundaries.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

RUMBIN GALLERIES

By: Tarkington, Booth ; [SIGNED]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran, & Co: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41513

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title. A novel about Mr. Rumbin, a New York art dealer, whose primary ambition is to move to Fifty-Seventh Street, his assistant Howard Cattlet and his secretary Georgina Horne. Tarkington was a connoisseur of antique furniture and paintings. He drew extensively from his dealings with the Silberman brothers of New York in writing this book. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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ONE CRYSTAL AND A MOTHER

By: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38841

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Original owner's name on ffep (dated 1927), toning to endpapers and foxing to foredge of pages. Dustjacket has some foxing and is toned at spine. The dustjacket has shallow chipping along top edge, corners and base of spine, faint stain at spine, tiny scratch at bottom of Ford Madox Ford's name on spine of dustjacket. Very scarce in dustjacket. A thirty-ish newspaperwoman from Dakota is assigned to cover the activities of Crystal Clemente after only one day on the staff of a Chicago newspaper. Through Crystal, a delightfully decadent socialite with an over-imaginative mother, the reporter is... View more info

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ONE CRYSTAL AND A MOTHER

By: Taylor, Ellen DuPois

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38842

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Contents clean and tight in original plum cloth binding; dustjacket has some minor shallow chipping at spine ends, otherwise bright and fresh. Very scarce in dustjacket. A thirty-ish newspaperwoman from Dakota is assigned to cover the activities of Crystal Clemente after only one day on the staff of a Chicago newspaper. Through Crystal, a delightfully decadent socialite with an over-imaginative mother, the reporter is introduced to all that is chic and show in Chicago society. Taking place in the 1920s, One Crystal and a Mother is a tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the newly liberated Jazz A... View more info

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ARABIAN SANDS

By: Thesiger, Wilfred

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1959

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 41611

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


frontispiece, 68 photos, 9 maps; xvi, 326 pages; A very nice example of the First Edition of Thesiger's landmark work. Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and light blue boards in bright dustjacket (price-clipped) now in mylar cover. A large folding map tipped in at rear. Thesiger is perhaps the last of the great tradition of explorers and travellers. In this classic volume he relates one of the last great adventures modern man has experienced: his five years with nomad Arabs in the unknown deserts of southern Arabia. An enthralling well written book. ; View more info

ARABIAN SANDS

By: Thesiger, Wilfred

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1959

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 41891

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


frontispiece, 68 photos, 9 maps; xvi, 326 pages; A nice example of the First Edition of Thesiger's landmark work. Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and light blue boards in bright dustjacket with minor wear at head of spine, now in protective mylar cover. A large folding map tipped in at rear. Thesiger is perhaps the last of the great tradition of explorers and travellers. In this classic volume he relates one of the last great adventures modern man has experienced: his five years with nomad Arabs in the unknown deserts of southern Arabia. An enthralling well written book. ... View more info

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Ein General kommt aus dem Dschungel

By: Traven, B.

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Amsterdam, Allert de Lange: 1940

Edition: First German Edition

Seller ID: 38490

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


415 & [1] pages; Publisher's linen cloth, with title boldly lettered in dark brown on the spine and the front cover, top edges decoratively stained red. Despite a bit of a lean to the binding, a clean and attractive copy, showing very little wear, and with the scarce original pictorial dust jacket intact. The dj has a two inch closed tear along the upper gutter between the front panel and the spine, and a few small chips at the spine ends, but is integral and clean. Ink signature on the title page (and a few pages with pencil underlining -- see below for details). First edition in the origi... View more info

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SHATTERED

By: Trent, Paul ; [pseudonym of Edward Platt ]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38903

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


234 pages; Dustjacket has edgewear and chipping at head and tail of spine, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding. OCLC: 81702107 Paul Trent was the pseudonym of Edward Platt (1872-1946) an English novelist who wrote many books of popular fiction. Wonderful dustjacket art. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

CHANSONS ET RONDES ENFANTINES avec Notices et Accompagnement de Piano Ouvrage Enrochi De huit dessins en Chromotypographie par Henri Pille

By: Weckerlin, J. B. ; Henri Pille

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Garnier Freres: 1880

Seller ID: 41224

Condition: Very Good


114 pages; Culs-de-lampe de Bourget graves par Lefman. A lovely book with charming engraved illustrations. Contents clean and tight in original tan cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and lettering in black on front cover. Some very minor flaking at front edge of a few leaves. No date printed in book, but paper, illustrations and binding style suggest 1880s. A small superficial spot to cloth at bottom edge of front board. Text in French. A delightful collection of songs and rounds for children with music and illustrated with four wonderful full-page chromolithographs and dozens ... View more info