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CHRISTINA ALBERTA'S FATHER (First Edition; in Dustjacket)

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $59.94

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39042

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


401 pages; Offsetting to endpapers from Dust Jacket flaps, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding in a nice dust jacket with minor wear at head & tail of spine; head of dustjacket internally reinforced with archival tissue. Little Mr. Preemby "married into laundrying," but when strong-minded Mrs. Preemby died he and Christina Alberta gladly abandoned the laundry and went forth to London in search of adventure. Mr. Preemby had always loved to dwell in imagination on the mysteries of ancient times -- the lost Atlantis, the meaning of the Pyramids, and so on -- and when a... View more info

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THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART (First Edition in scarce dustjacket)

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39044

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with small bump at lower corner of front board. Dust wrapper has minor chipping at head & tail of spine and a 2" split along fold, small piece of clear archival tape reinforcing fold. ; 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 KING WHO WAS A KING [ First Edition w/ DJ ]

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39045

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding in very nice dustjacket. An excellent example of this fascinating Wells' title with a striking dust wrapper (incorporating sprockets, like film stock) designed by the documentary filmaker Paul Rotha. Wells wrote this film scenario as an effort to spread his ideas for a world state to the cinema audience. When he was unable to find a benefactor to produce the film, he converted it into this novel. The central issue is the question - Is one man justified in shedding the blood of another, in order to avert the greater catastrophe of war?... View more info

The Adventures of Tommy

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Goerge G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41177

Condition: Very Good


44 & 1 pages; Publisher's binding: tan cloth spine over yellow tan boards with lettering and a pictorial design in black. This is the first British trade edition, following a limited edition issued in 1928. The charming book relates the story of a young boy who rescues a very wealthy man and is rewarded with an elephant. Wells' drawings, all in colors, are accompanied by his the story in his own hand (in facsimile), the story is also offered in letter-press on facing pages. Well's manuscript, so cleverly reproducing in this edition, had a most interesting genesis. An illness in 1898 lef... View more info

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DELTA WEDDING

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $84.94

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41990

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's tan clothin very good dustjacket with light edgewear (now in protective mylar cover). View more info

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The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [SIGNED Limited Edition of 775 signed by Wilder ]

By: Wilder, Thornton ; [SIGNED]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1928

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40228

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 149 pages; Publisher's blue boards lettered in silver. Fine, in an unprinted blue dust jacket which is clean and unmarked, but has two closed breaks without loss of paper at the gutter margins at the top of the spine (about 1 cm). Signed by Thornton Wilder on the limitation page (copy number 688 of 775, of which 750 were for sale). First American limited edition. OCLC: 637965 There was also a trade edition of 2000 copies (signed by the publishers but not the author) and London edition (also signed and limited) -- all published in 1928. Frontispiece portrait of Wilder reproduci... View more info

MERE LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS including The Interpreter of English Liberty [on Edmund Burke]

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39144

Condition: Very Good+


(vi), 247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's brown polished buckram cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt ruling at top of front board, top edges gilt. An extremely nice example of this handsomely produced book, with only faint rubbing and two very tiny chips to the cloth at the spine ends. The First Edition - as indicated by the presence of the date 1896 on the title page as well as the copyright page. OCLC: 184212 In 1896, Wilson had served on the Princeton faculty as professor of jurisprudence and political economy for six years. The Princeton Presidency would come in 1... View more info

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THE PROOF - SONGS OF TODAY SERIES 1930

By: Winters, Yvor

Price: $124.94

Publisher: NY, Coward Mccann: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39043

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original binding of patterned boards in excellent matching dustjacket. A very nice example of this scarce first edition with a tiny label from The Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge at base of ffep. ; 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

MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

By: Wister, Owen ; H. T. Dunn [ Illustrator]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42239

Condition: Very Good


317, (8) pages; Former owner's name on ffep "Sam Kennedy" otherwise clean and secure in original decorative tan cloth binding, minor rubbing at lower corner of front board. First Edition -- 1911 at foot of titlepage, "Published May, 1911" on copyright page. OCLC 150467230 This is the sequel to the author's more famous book The Virginian. Frontispiece and ten additional full page illustrations by H. T. Dunn. View more info

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THE CITY OF GOLD

By: Young, Francis Brett [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Hitchcock: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42338

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


658 pages; Original gift inscription on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in bright pictorial dustjacket with edgewear and a small hole at lower spine. Inscription reads: "To Mrs. Jennings / with affectionate / Christmas Greetings / from / Mr. and Mrs. Richmond / 1939" The recipient is Mary (Mrs. Hennen) Jennings. "The City of Gold" is Johannesburg, reared by men's greed in the pleasant land of the Boers. To the bottomless gold pits of the Rand come a motley herd of adventurers -- fighters, dreamers, wise-eyed gamblers and builders of Empire -- a... View more info

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STORIES FOR NINON

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Geo. H. Richmond & Son: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39120

Condition: Very Good+


342 pages; Clean and tight in original light red cloth binding with white lettering, cloth mildly darkened at spine. Frontispiece portrait of Emile Zola after a lithographic by Will Rothenstein. Translated by Vizetelly. This First American Edition combines stories from Zola's Contes a Ninon and Nouveaux Contes a Ninon, including Simplice, Sister of the Poor, The Love-Fairy, Sister-of-the-Poor, Thieves and The Ass, The Adventures of Big Sidoine and Little Mederic, A Bath, The Strawberries, Neighbor Jacques, Paradise of Cats, The Slack Season and many, many more. ; Experience the pleasure o... View more info