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...<b>Toward The Morning</b><br>, Allen, Hervey
1 Allen, Hervey ...Toward The Morning

London: William Heinemann, 1949.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Jacket
 8vo; 429 pages.
 Frontispiece illustration.
 
Historical novel about Scottish settlers in America. The third part of the trilogy The Disinherited.

Bindings square and tight. Light handling wear. Faint water ring on front. Dust jacket with price in protective Mylar, has small loss lower front. Some edge wear and rear has soiling. Reinforcement repair on inside of jacket.
 
Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>The High Crusade   </b><br>, Anderson, Poul
2 Anderson, Poul ...The High Crusade

New York: Baen Books, 1960.
 Book Club Edition
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 181 pages.
 1961 Hugo nominee.
 Cover art by Harry Schaare.
 
"An alien starship lands in medieval England, and carries a group of knights off into space. These rough-and-ready chaps eventually succeed in conquering the interstellar empire. A fondly remembered romp which celebrates the violent human spirit, it has not worn particularly well." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995),

Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket has light edge wear in a new Mylar sleeve.

REF: Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-11. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 977-80. Nicholls, p31-32.
 
Price: 21.95 USD

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...<b>The Robber Bride  </b><br>, Atwood, Margaret
3 Atwood, Margaret ...The Robber Bride

New York: Doubleday, 1993,
 0385260083 / 9780385260084 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 SIGNED by the Author on the title page,
 
“Funny, thoughtful, moving…Atwood’s plotting is masterful, and her humor is razor-edged, sexy, and raucous.” --Washington Post.

Unread no flaws but for previous owner's name on first blank page. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has a fold to inside flap.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>The Annotated Wizard of Oz  </b><br>, Baum, L. Frank ; Hearn, Michael Patrick - Introduction and notes.
4 Baum, L. Frank ; Hearn, Michael Patrick - Introduction and notes. ...The Annotated Wizard of Oz

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000.
 0393049922
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 4to; 10.25 inches tall. 396 pages with bibliographies.
 Original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the quintessential American fairy tale. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's leading Oz scholar, now provides a fascinating new annotation that not only reacquaints readers with the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, but also illuminates the colorful background of this treasured American classic.

This edition explores numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz." A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations.

There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum's published work, every notable "Oz" edition, and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939's The Wizard of Oz, to the 1974 Broadway hit, The Wiz.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 24.95 USD

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…<b>The Spoilers</b><br>, Beach, Rex E.
5 Beach, Rex E. The Spoilers

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Laid-in Promotional Harper bookmark with photo of Rex Beech.
 Laid-in photocopy of Author’s obituary.
 Illustrated by Clarence Underwood.
 
SIGNED with an inscription by Beach on the front free endpaper.

Original pictorial blue-green cloth. Very good in slightly soiled Custom chemise and slipcase.Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase. Binding square and tight. Text clean; hint of toning to text. Light shelf handling to lower corners; spine tips.

The author's first and best known work. Basis for movies filmed in 1914, 1923, 1930 and 1942 with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne; lastly in 1955 with Jeff Chandler and Anne Baxter.
 
Price: 245.00 USD

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...<B>The City of Falling Angels</b>, BERENDT, John
6 BERENDT, John ...The City of Falling Angels
New York: Penguin Group USA, 2005 1594200580 / 9781594200588 1st Edition. First Printing, full number line. Hardcover.
 
No flaws or blemishes. Gift quality; Dust jacket in protective Mylar jacket.
The author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil returns after more than a decade to give us an intimate look at the "magic, mystery, and decadence" of the city of Venice and its inhabitants.

 
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...<b>The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories  </b><br>, Burton, Tim
7 Burton, Tim ...The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories

New York: Rob Weisbach Books, 1997.
 0688156819
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover, No jacket as issued.
 Illustrated with color drawings by the author.
 
In the manner of the pictorial tales of Shel Silverstein, Roald Dahl, and Edward Gorey--but from a slightly more twisted realm of the imagination--Burton's creepy stories conjure up the fantastical, even the slightly demented.

Unused, Unread, Unopened. Clean, but from a smoker’s bookshelf. No flaws. 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited </b>, Butler, Samuel; Introduction Lewis Mumford.
8 Butler, Samuel; Introduction Lewis Mumford. ... Erewhon and Erewhon Revisited
New York: Random House, The Modern Library, 1927 copyright. Later Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Price-clipped. Wear to corners. Toned rear panel. Sun-darkened spine.

 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>Babel Tower</b>, Byatt, A. S.
9 Byatt, A. S. ...Babel Tower
New York: Random House Publishing Group 1996. 0679405135 / 9780679405139 First Edition; First Printing; Full Number Line; Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 12.00 USD

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...<b>Messer Marco Polo  </b><br>, Byrne, Donn
10 Byrne, Donn ...Messer Marco Polo

New York: The Century Company, 1921.

 First Edition, First Printing. [BAL 2291].
 Hardcover.
 8vo; , <1>-147; 2 blank leaves.
 Frontispiece with three plates inserted by C. B. Falls.
 
Romantic fiction about travels of Marco Polo.

Custom chemise and morocco-backed slipcase with five raised bands and stamped gilt titles and decorations.

Bindings firm and square. Minor looseness top front hinge. Text clean, light even toning. (older bookseller notes in pencil on front-free endpage) Moderate handling wear.

Donn Byrne was an Irish novelist. Educated at University College, Dublin, where he studied under Douglas Hyde, the famous Gaelic scholar.

Byrne was firmly of the neo-Romantic view of the mythical and pastoral beauty of Irish history. His writing hauntingly evokes these images, sometimes seeming want to preserve them.

ref: BAL: 2291. Allen, 150
 
Price: 195.00 USD

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...<b> Tobacco Road </b><br>, Caldwell, Erskine
11 Caldwell, Erskine ... Tobacco Road

New York: Modern Library / Random House, 1947. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Tobacco Road is a 1932 novel by Erskine Caldwell about Georgia sharecroppers. It was dramatized for Broadway by Jack Kirkland in 1933, and ran for eight years, an astounding feat for a non-musical, and remains the second-longest running play in Broadway history.

A 1941 film version, deliberately played mainly for laughs, was directed by John Ford, and the storyline was considerably altered.

The novel itself was included in Life Magazine's list of the 100 outstanding books of 1924–1944.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price of $1.25 is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has 344 titles on rear ; minimal wear with toning to white of rear panel. Meets points for First/Early printing [Toledano]
 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Parrot and Olivier in America.</b>, Carey, Peter
12 Carey, Peter ...Parrot and Olivier in America.
New York: Alfred a Knopf Inc., 2010. 0307592626 / 9780307592620 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.
National Book Award Finalist.

 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>The Wapshot Chronicle  </b><br>, Cheever, John
13 Cheever, John ...The Wapshot Chronicle

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 307 pages.
 
Author's First Novel, and Third Book following two short story collections. Winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1958. Number 63 on the list of top 100 20th century books from the Modern Library.

His main themes include the duality of human nature: sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character's decorous social persona and inner corruption, and sometimes as a conflict between two characters (often brothers) who embody the salient aspects of both – light and dark, flesh and spirit.

Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life (as evoked by the mythical St. Botolphs in the Wapshot novels), characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with light sun-fading on the spine.

Points: The true first edition carries FIRST EDITION and B-G (February 1957) on copyright page. The book is light green cloth with yellow and red lettering on a black spine. The jacket carries a price of $3.50 on the upper front flap, and blurbs by the following authors on the back: Jean Stafford, Francis Steegmuller, and Robert Penn Warren.

REF: BSC; McBride; Allen, 171; Bruccoll , 71.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b> The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories </b><br>, Chesterton, G. K
14 Chesterton, G. K ... The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories

London: Cassell and Company, 1922.
 First Edition - Second Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 7.5 inches tall. 308 pages.
 
A collection of stories following the exploits of gentleman detective Horne Fisher. The Alfred Hitchcock thriller of the same name was based on the title story, though Hitchcock only used the title.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor spine fade. Light rub along spine edge.

This Cassell edition has the eight tales featuring Horne Fisher and the four-part "The Trees of Pride," plus three stories not in the Harper edition; "The Garden of Smoke," "The Five of Swords" and "The Tower of Treason." "The Garden of Smoke" is a murder mystery about roses and drugs.

G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox."
 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b> Four Faultless Felons </b>, Chesterton, G. K.
15 Chesterton, G. K. ... Four Faultless Felons
London: Cassell and Company, 1930 First Edition – First Printing Hardcover.

 
A quartet of stories of detection, without Father Brown. Four headings each with 6 stories: The Moderate Murderer", "The Honest Quack", "The Ecstatic Thief" and "The Loyal Traitor"

An uncommon title. Difficult to locate.

An excellent story (s) that tells how these four men became felons and why they were faultless.

Black cloth boards. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor shelf lean. Evidence of a removed bookplate from front free endpage. 7.5 inches tall. 310 pages.

G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."

 
Price: 95.00 USD

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...<B>Santiago</b>, Clark, Ann Nolan
16 Clark, Ann Nolan ...Santiago
New York The Viking Press 1955 First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover.
 Illustration: Lynn Ward 
Review on Viking stationary [unsigned] laid-in.
Tan cloth covered boards with red titles and decorations. Full color decorated endpages. Top edge stained red. Bindings square and tight. Minor bump lower front corner. Minimal handling wear Dust jacket with the price of $2.75 Has light war to corners and spine tips. Now in new clear Mylar sleeve.
Ann Nolan Clark, ( 1896 -1995) was an American writer who won the 1953 Newbery Medal. She published 31 books, all relating to her experiences with the Native Americans.


 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>Gazella.</b>, Cloete, Stuart.[Africa]
17 Cloete, Stuart.[Africa] ...Gazella.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. First American Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.
 
254 pages. 8.25 inches tall.
Quarter cloth marbled blue paper over boards, Bindings tight and square, previous name stamp on front-free end-page. Text clean, light shelf wear.
Dust jacket with price [blacked-out]minor wear to corners and tips, some fading to white of rear panel.
A story of modern Africa, of a great elephant, and the obsession of one man to kill him. A story of love and hate and the spell of Cloete's knowledge of the Dark Continent.

 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b>The Alchymist's Journal.</b>, Connell, Evan S.
18 Connell, Evan S. ...The Alchymist's Journal.
San Francisco, California: North Point Press: 1991. 0865474648 / 9780865474642 First Edition; First Printing; Hardcover in Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality,
The ancient art of alchemy has fascinated writers for centuries, novelist Connell being no exception. Perhaps best known for the television and recent movie adaptations of his works Son of the Morning Star , Mr. Bridge , and Mrs. Bridge , Connell here delves into more obscure matters.
Consisting of a series of journals told from the viewpoints of seven alchemists, this work explores alchemy and its relationship to life.
Although written in an antique style, the journal entries nonetheless offer contemporary wisdom, especially on the subject of healing. However, despite its creativity, the book uses technical and esoteric vocabulary that will present difficulty for all but the most determined reader. This is a book for those who enjoy the puzzling and who share Connell's enthusiasm for the subject.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> Victory </b><br>, Conrad, Joseph
19 Conrad, Joseph ... Victory

New York: The Modern Library / Random House, 1959 Near Fine Hardcover in a Very Good Dust Jacket.First published in 1932. Spine style: 8 [’39 – ‘63]. Rear panel 8 [’54 – ‘59] [Toledano]. Modern Library #34.

Victory (also published as Victory: An Island Tale) is a psychological novel by Joseph Conrad first published in 1915, through which Conrad achieved "popular success."

The novel's "most striking formal characteristic is its shifting narrative and temporal perspective" with the first section from the viewpoint of a sailor, the second from omniscient perspective of Axel Heyst. It has been adapted into film a number of times.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, appears unread. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling.
 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>Selected Works of Joseph Conrad  </b><br>, Conrad, Joseph
20 Conrad, Joseph ...Selected Works of Joseph Conrad

New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1994.
 1566195357
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe


 
Price: 14.95 USD

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