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TWO STORIES [ SIGNED ]

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Elkin Matthews: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39040

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 43 pages; clean and tight in original patterned boards with blue cloth spine in matching dustjacket. One of 530 autographed copies, of which 500 were for sale. OCLC: 702351894 Scarce in this condition. ; 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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THE RUTHLESS INNOCENT

By: Balfour, Patrick ; [ Lord Kinross ]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1949

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40190

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Some minor wear at head and heel of spine - quite a nice copy of this scarce novel by Lord Kinross (his first published book). John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and other works on Islamic history. Educated at Winchester College and Balliol College, Oxford, he became first a journalist and later a writer of history and travel books. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Air Force and from 1944-47 was First Secretary at the British Embassy at Cairo. Lord Kinross was ... View more info

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CAT'S CRADLE

By: Baring, Maurice ; [Susan Mary Alsop 's copy]

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42470

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's signature on ffep - "S. M. Alsop" ; clean and secure in original brick cloth binding, ribbon place marker, gilt lettering at spine. Illustrated by Daphne Baring with colour frontispiece and 5 plates in monochrome. "Maurice Baring OBE (1874 – 1945) was an English man of letters, - dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist - and also as a travel writer and war correspondent. During World War I, Baring served in the Intelligence Corps and Royal Air Force. He was widely known socially, to some of the Cambridge Apostles, to The Coterie, and to the literary ... View more info

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First Editions - List 193 and List 193A

By: Barnes & Noble

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42090

Condition: Good


22 pages; This sixteen page catalogue along with the six page supplement lists collectible books offered for sale by Barnes & Noble in 1939; it was mimeographed on legal size paper, stapled at upper left corner and folded in the middle. There is one tear to the first sheet and general age toning and dust soiling. A fascinating survivor of an earlier era of book collecting. Though in our current age of ever-declining prices for run-of-the-mill First Editions, there are a few titles on offer in this 1939 catalogue that have seen substantial appreciation. For example, Virginia Woolf's Orlando... View more info

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SECRETS AND SURPRISES - Short Stories

By: Beattie, Ann ; [SIGNED ]

Price: $12.94

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40921

ISBN: 0394503147

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 307 pages; SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep. Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. ; 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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THIS IS THE TOWN

By: Bellah, James Warner

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39061

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper with a 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge & a bit of wear at head of spine. Happy Shannon goes to New York City and is partakes of the glamorous night life. The author James W. Bellah was an aviator in both World War I and World War II. Several of his stories were made into films by John Ford. Some of these include Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Furthermore, he wrote screenplays for Ford including The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Sergeant Rutledge. Very scarce, especially in this condition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and ... View more info

POEMS

By: Berryman, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Norfolk, New Directions: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41219

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The Poet of the Month; Berryman's First Book. 1/1500 copies. Stapled tan card covers with light blue printed outer wrappers. Wrappers toned at spine and edges, mild offsetting to endpapers. OCLC: 500870; 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

HER WANTON MAJESTY [w/ Dustjacket]

By: Botkin, Gleb

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41214

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


309 pages; Green cloth binding with black lettering in lascivious pictorial dustjacket. Scarce dustjacket very chipped and worn at edges. Gleb Botkin (1900-1969) grew up in the Russian Imperial Court where his father Eugene was a physician to the royal Romanov monarchy After his father was executed along with the Romanovs at the Ipatiev house in Ekaterinburg, Botkin fought on the side of the counter-revolutionary forces in Russia. As the outcome of the war became evident, Botkin fled to the United States, where he wrote novels (such as this fictionalised biography of Catherine I) and in 1938... View more info

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LA SAISIAZ - The Two Poets of Croisic

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38843

Condition: Near Fine


x, 202, 2 pages; (Broughton A108) Clean and tight in original binding of bevelled green cloth with tripled borders & gilt lettering. ; 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

FIFINE AT THE FAIR

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41202

Condition: Very Good


171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and bevelled boards, bordered in black. Short (1") closed tear in half title; some minor wear at spine ends and lower corners. Quite a nice example of this Browning first edition. OCLC: 339728; 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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THERE ARE NO TREES INSIDE THE PRISON

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Brunswick, Blackberry Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37040

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and secure in original printed wrappers, front wrapper faintly toned at top edge. OCLC: 21739212 Typed poem titled "Bravado" laid in with manuscript note at bottom -- "Pop! do you like this?" For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; 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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FLOW

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Austin, Cold Mountain: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37041

ISBN: 0915496003

Condition: Near Fine


23 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. One of a limited edition of only 700 copies. OCLC: 1386109 For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions.; 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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THIS VERY EARTH [ First Edition ]

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40709

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in wonderful lurid dustjacket (price-clipped) designed by Robert Graves. A classic of mid-20th century Southern literature, this "sordid, tragic story, told with Caldwell's horrifying clarity of perception." Erskine Caldwell (1903 – 1987) was an American novelist and short story writer from Georgia. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in the American South won critical acclaim, but alienated him from many of his fellow Southerners, who were insulted by his portrayal of their culture. ; Experience the pleasure of rea... View more info

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The Poetry Chap-Book - Spring 1944

By: Cerf, Bennett ; Blanche Stewart ; Nathaniel Thornton; Marcia Masters; Cullen Jones; Mahlon Leonard Fisher; et alus

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Gustav Davidson: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42186

Condition: Near Fine


Volume II, No. 3; 28 pages; Clean and secure in original turquoise blue wrappers printed in red. Pagination: (ii), 59-81, (3). From Cerf's preface: "Even in peacetime the casualty list among poets is shockingly high. Now, with the country in its third year of war, almost all the young writers of verse have been absorbed into the armed forces and can find, on the whole, neither the time nor the mood for lyrical flight. Those who remain hors de combat seem to want to talk to themselves in a language understood by a cult of one. ... While we wait for the voice that will sing of this war-torn... View more info

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THE SWORD IN THE SOUL [in scarce dustjacket]

By: Chauvire, Roger ; Ernest Boyd ; James Atephens

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40634

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


291 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with red lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front cover in very good dustjacket with toning at spine and some edgewear. Translated by Ernest Boyd. With a Preface by James Stephens. Chauvire has described Ireland and the Irish with a depth of feeling and understanding rarely equalled .... [he] has wrought the soul of Ireland in this book -- its inner strife, its song and charm, the dynamic urge of its nationalism. The novel is so intimate that one would say it could be done only by an Irishman; so objective that no Irish... View more info

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On an Island That Cost $24.00 [ including The Unbroken Chain ]

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1926

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41334

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


347 pages; Publisher's blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on the front cover which also has a pictorial pattern depicting a Manhattan street vista stamped in blind. The title, of course, refers to Manhattan island, and its alleged original purchase price by the Dutch from its native seasonal occupants. Stories of New York life by the writer and humorist Irvin S. Cobb. While Cobb was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and won national fame for his Judge Priest stories, he moved to New York in 1904 to work as a journalist. Early success earned him a job offer from Joseph P... View more info

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EXTREME ORIENTAL MIXTURE with Twenty Illustrations and a Map

By: Collins, Gilbert Henry

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Methuen & Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41458

Condition: Very Good+


xiii, (1), 266, 12 (ads) pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine, former owner's name neatly on ffep. Chapter headings include: Real Tea and a Tragedy of Sinim, Peking from the Ramparts, Devil-Driving at Yung Ho Kung, A Dissertation on Chinese Curios, Chinese Theatre of Today and Tomorrow, The Chinese Pony, etc. GILBERT HENRY COLLINS (1890 - ?) was born in Southampton, the son of Hariett and Henry Collins. From 1919 through 1922 he served as a member of the British Consular Service in China. Drawing on his work and travels in Asia Collins w... View more info

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HERE LIES THE HEART A Tale of My Life

By: De Acosta, Mercedes

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Reynal and Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42264

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


(xii), 372 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of yellow boards with black cloth spine on Very Good dustjacket with some minor wrinkles at bottom of rear panel. Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1969), born in New York City, was an eccentricand talented playwright, poet, and novelist. Often described as the womenwho, in the words of Alice B. Toklas, “had the most important women of the twentieth century,” de Acosta had romantic relationships with Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Greta Garbo, and Eva Le Gallienne. Due to her desire to ... View more info

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THE BURNING-GLASS AND OTHER POEMS

By: De La Mare, Walter

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40728

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Including the Traveller. Clean and tight in orignal binding in very nice dustjacket. ; 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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Heart Earth (Uncorrected Advance proof preceding the Hardcover Edition)

By: Doig, Ivan

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39227

Condition: Near Fine


154 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. View more info