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

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1906.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 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
5 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.

Price: 12.00 USD

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

New York: Rob Weisbach Books, 1997.
 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.
7 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.
8 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>Destiny Bay</b>, Byrne, Donn
9 Byrne, Donn ...Destiny Bay
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1928. First edition, #219 of a limited edition of 365 copies. Hardcover in slipcase.

Title in black and green. At the head of title: Don Byrne.
i-xiv, ,1.-350, blank leaf. Portrait frontispiece inserted. 8 5/8 inches tall by 5 5/8 inches.
Green linen sides, white vellum shelfback and corners. Top edges gilt.
Minor soiling to spine. Bindings sqaure and tight. No other flaws of blemishes to book. Issued green slipcase with paste on title.
Novel set in Ireland posthumously published.

Memoirs of childhood in Ireland, a sentimental novel of an Irish village that sits at the edge of sparkling Destiny Bay. The story concerns the marriage of an Irish nobleman to a gipsy in 1889, and romance among his descendants. Destiny Bay was adapted by Tom Geraghty, John Meehan, and Brinsley MacNamara as the script for Wings of the Morning (Harold Schuster 1937), being Britain's first Technicolor feature movie; the score was sung by John McCormack. 
Price: 65.00 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].
 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: 5.00 USD

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The Identity of Douglas Bain, Charles Francis Stocking
13 Charles Francis Stocking The Identity of Douglas Bain
Chicago The Maestro Co. 1933 Hardcover Very Good 
Wine-red cloth covered boards with titles stamped in gilt. Bindings square and tight. Minimal self wear. Top of spine faded. Color frontispiece. 272 pages. 8 ˝ inches tall....... Mr. Stocking's literary talent was fostered by early association with both small town and metropolitan newspaper work. This was followed by college training, where he specialized in mathematics, literature, and Scriptural origins. He was a newspaper correspondent, teacher, university secretary, author, lecturer, publisher, and mining and metallurgical engineer. He was sent twice to the jungle of Columbia, South America, in search of lost Spanish gold mines. 
Price: 18.00 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.
 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>The Arrow of Gold. A Story Between Two Notes.</b>, Conrad, Joseph
20 Conrad, Joseph ...The Arrow of Gold. A Story Between Two Notes.
Garden City. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1919. First edition, second issue, in limp leather binding. Soft leather.
Limp dark blue leather stamped in gold, Spine and joints aged. Wear to all edges.
Bindings firm and square. Protected now in a custom clear acetate jacket. Decorated endpages. Text clean.
pp. [vi], 385, top edge gilt.

Price: 30.00 USD

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