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Image for <b>The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization   </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1899

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008404


12 parodies of popular contemporary authors including "The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud," a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes. [Bleiler, 39]Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine a bit darkened. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii-x] 1-246 [247-249] [250: blank] [251-252: ads]. Bal 741; Bleiler 29; de Wall 5809 View more info

Image for <b>The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.  </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1897.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008403


An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle. Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened. some minor soil to front and rear boards. 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. vii, 204 + [4] pp. publisher’s adverts. View more info

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The Robots of Dawn

By: Asimov, Isaac.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company,: 1983.

Edition: Book Club Edition. [BOMC]

Seller ID: 002219


A "whodunit" science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov, first published in 1983. It is the third novel in Asimov's Robot series. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1984.Unread, No flaws to book. Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve has light wear with toning to rear panel. View more info

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Pardon Me Sir, But Is My Eye Hurting Your Elbow?

By: Booker, Bob & Foster, George - Editors

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Bernard Geis: 1968

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009792

Condition: Very Good


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minor shelf handling and has toned a bit on the top edge. 8vo; 9.75 inches tall; 170 pages. First edition, First printing. Illustrations by Mort Drucker. Contributions from writers Gregory Corso, Bruce Jay Friedman, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Gold, Arthur Kopit, Jack Richardson, Philip Roth, Robert Paul Smith, Ter... View more info

Image for <b>A Treasury of Mississippi River Folklore: Stories, Ballads, Traditions and Folkways of the Mid-American River Country  </b>

A Treasury of Mississippi River Folklore: Stories, Ballads, Traditions and Folkways of the Mid-American River Country

By: Botkin, B. A. (Editor)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York:, Crown,: 1955.

Edition: Missouri River Edition.

Seller ID: 009036

Condition: Very Good.


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Dust Jacket, is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has edge-wear and a closed tear lower rear spine. Contains 500 stories and 30 songs. View more info

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T.C. Boyle Stories: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle.

By: Boyle, T. C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Viking Press.: 1998.

Seller ID: 003039

ISBN: 0670879606


No flaws or blemishes but minimal retail handling. Dust jacket in a new protective Mylar sleeve. View more info

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The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories

By: Chesterton, G. K

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Cassell and Company,: 1922.

Edition: First Edition - Second Printing.

Seller ID: 006197


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. 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 ab... View more info

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Selected Works of Joseph Conrad

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Barnes & Noble Books,: 1994.

Seller ID: 008979

ISBN: 1566195357

Condition: Near Fine in a Near Fine 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 ,i>Unread; Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. View more info

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The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser

By: Dodge, R. E. Neil : Editor

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin;: 1936.

Edition: Cambridge Edition.

Seller ID: 009303

Condition: Near Fine


Edmund Spenser (1553 - 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language. He was deeply affected by Irish faerie mythology.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. ... View more info

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The Color of a Great City

By: Dreiser. Theodore

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1923

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010018

Condition: Very Good


Dreiser's tribute to some of the varied scenes of New York life as he remembered them between 1900 and 1915. Chapters include: The Waterfront, The Car Yard, The Toilers of the Tenements, The Pushcart Man, A Vanished Seaside Resort, Characters, Hell's Kitchen, The Men in the Snow, The Sandwich Man," and The Love Affairs of Little Italy. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Minor bump upper front corner. Sp... View more info

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The Plays of John Galsworthy

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Duckworth,: 1929

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003860

Condition: Near Fine


John Galsworthy OM was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include "The Forsyte Saga" (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. Bound in full-leather with four raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. The book shows mild external handling wear. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges and pastedowns with ornamental gilt borders. Flyleaves display darkened edges ... View more info

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The Lord's Will and Other Carolina Plays

By: Green, Paul; Introduction: Koch, Frederick H.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010001

Condition: Very Good


Five one-act plays in one volume. Edited by Pro Frederick H. Koch, founder of The Carolina Playmakers and the Dakota Playmakers, with an introduction, 'Making a Folk Theatre' and a Bibliography. Illustrated with photos from the plays. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photos from the plays. Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protecti... View more info

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $21.45

Publisher: Camden, NJ, Haddon Craftsmen: 1941

Seller ID: 003606

Condition: Good


First edition thus. One of 1250 copies. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 27, [2]. 3 color plates. Tan Burlap covered boards red paste-on title center front board. On laid-paper, top edge stained red others deckled; Wear with loss to corners. Text clean hint of toning. Bindings tight and square. Illustrated with color woodcuts by Paul Honore, with introductory note by Richard Ellis. Laid-in is a Christmas card from publisher C. H. Wilhelm. View more info

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The Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1953.[c1964]

Edition: Reprint of 1938 edition;

Seller ID: 008766


Containing the First Forty-Nine Stories, With a Brief Preface by Ernest Hemingway. Later printing. I-7-64[MH]. Book Club blind-stamp on rear board. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.Dust Jacket in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve is price-clipped with small loss top of spine minimal spine toning. Ref; Bruccoli; Hanneman; Nobelprize.org View more info

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Chronicles of Fairy Land

By: Hume, Fergus

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1911

Seller ID: 010199

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition, Thus. A very handsome collectible copy. No flaws to note. 8 Color Illustrations by Maria L. Kirk; and in the text by M. Dunlop. Contains the original fairy tales of King Oberon's Library and The Enchanted Forest. Publisher's red cloth with stamped decorations and titles in gilt, white and black. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. 8vo; 8 inches tall; 20.5 cm; 191 pages with decorated end pages. Top... View more info

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Brief Candles

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran: 1920

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. [American]

Seller ID: 010034

Condition: Very Good


This collection of Huxley stories contains 'After the Fireworks' which is the length of a short novel and deals with the predicament of a well-known writer who finds himself approached as an older man, by an importunate female admirer who aspires at all costs to be his mistress. Three more stories - 'Chawdron', ' The Rest Cure' and 'The Claxtons' complete the volume. Green cloth, stamped titles in gilt, Spine sun-faded. Bindings tight and square. Text c... View more info

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Little Stories of Quebec.

By: Le Rossignol, James Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati:, Jennings and Graham ,: 1908

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 004679


Six delightful stories of French Canada. Inscribed by the Author on front free endpage.Dark green illustrated boards with gilt titles, Bindings square and tight. Top edge gilt. Light handling wear. Previous owner’s name on front free endpage. Lavishly illustrated with 6 b/w plates at the beginning of each story and illustrated on every page with Miller's wonderful color illustrations in a series of 4 which repeat. Illustrated with frontispiece b/w ... View more info

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Leaving the Sea: Stories

By: Marcus, Ben

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2014

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010066

ISBN: 0307379388

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


This second collection from Marcus is a peculiar, funny, original analysis of the human psyche and modern language.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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Gallatin Canyon: Stories

By: McGuane, Thomas

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009837

Condition: Very Good


Thomas McGuane (born December 11, 1939) is an American writer. His work includes ten novels, short fiction and screenplays, as well as three collections of essays devoted to his life in the outdoors. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame and the Flyfishing Hall of Fame.The Stories of Gallatin Canyon are alternately comical, dark and poignant. Rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless lang... View more info

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To Skin a Cat

By: McGuane, Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009842

ISBN: 0525244603

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


In this short story collection, McGuane focuses his Midwest perspective on the eccentricities of small towns and their inhabitants. First Edition, First Printing. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling and a bit of aging on textblock. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. 8vo; 21.5 cm.; 8.5 inches tall; 211 pages. New York Times Book Review Laid-in. View more info