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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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THE BEAST OF THE HAITIAN HILLS

By: Thoby-Marcelin, Philippe; and Pierre Marcelin

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Rinehart: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38906

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Translated from the French (La Bete du Musseau) by Peter C. Rhodes. A very fine crisp copy in a nice dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities of the spine. ; 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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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: $49.94

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

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LET'S BE ENEMIES

By: Udry, Janice ; & Maurice Sendak (illustrator)

Price: $64.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39390

ISBN: 0060261307

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


32 pages; Former owner's brief inscription on ffep, otherwise near fine in very good dustjacket (price clipped). First issue Harper & Brothers imprint (NOT the later issue from Harper & Row), no ads for later titles in the series. Hanrahan A46 View more info

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A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY CHINESE POEMS

By: Waley, Arthur

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Constable and Co: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39789

Condition: Very Good-


168 pages; Publisher's original binding of cream cloth spine lettered in gilt over with drab gray boards. Date on titlepage is 1918, no other mention of edition/printing on verso. Spine is toned and shows wear as one might expect at the corners of the boards, the endpapers are modestly toned (a reaction to the glue used in the binding), and there is an abbreviated signature from a former owner on the front free endpaper, tight and clean, -- still a very nice example of Arthur Waley's extraordinary and influential translations from Chinese and Japanese classics. Arthur David Waley was bor... View more info

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Christian Wahnschaffe - Roman in zwei Bänden [ Erstausgabe ] Erster Band: Eva ; Zweiter Band: Ruth

By: Wassermann, Jakob

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Berlin & Vienna, S. Fischer: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40506

Condition: Very Good


433; 453 pages; Two volumes, in publisher's tan boards, spines and covers lettered in black and red. Spines lightly faded, with minor rubbing, and a small crack starting on the bottom half of the rear hinge to the first volume. A very good set, in better than usual condition considering the fragility of the materials and the design. First edition (Erstausgabe. - WG2 1570, 29 -- "Erste bis zehnte Auflage" stated on verso of title pages). OCLC: 3449304; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a cha... 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

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THE 12 CADAVERS OF JOE MARINER

By: Weismann, Donald L. ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Austin, Jenkins Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40707

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 192 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on ffep, dated Austin 9/27/77 otherwise Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. An oddball road trip beautifully and humorously told. "Make way for Joe Mariner's platoon from potter's field--12 corpses strapped in their foam rubber bunks in a Ford U-Haul truck bound out of New Orleans. Joe and his dozen objects travel across the south headed north for the Madison Avenue art exhibition. Travel the landscape of defunct myths and broken hopes, which tells the story of loss and recovery, of endings and beginnings." Donald Weismann was... View more info

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

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $74.94

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: $149.94

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: $149.94

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 PLOT THAT THICKENED

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1973

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41043

ISBN: 0671215728

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


221 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding in bright yellow dustjacket. An excellent copy of this delightful tale of Monty Bodkin and Gertrude Butterwick. ; 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