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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

Image for <b>  Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma</b> (Everyman's Library)

Mr. Sampath--The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma (Everyman's Library)

By: , NarayanR. K.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library: 2006

Seller ID: 010282

ISBN: 1400044774

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. In the novels of R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes, and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India's independence, are masterpieces of social comedy, rich in local color and abounding in affectionate humor and generosity of spirit. View more info

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Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology (New York Public Library Collector's Editions)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010576

ISBN: 0385487223

Condition: New


An intimate anthology of letters, poems, stories, and other personal and literary writing by Louisa May Alcott, an often surprising portrait emerges of this pioneering writer. The author and her world are brought even more vividly to life with rare photographs and handwritten manuscripts and letters. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. 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, Terry Southern and Arnold Weinstein to this original screenplay. ------ REF: Salzman, 139 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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Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $24.00

Publisher: San Franscisco, McSweeney's: 2008

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010473

ISBN: 1932416897

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Michael Chabon's sparkling first book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 parts - a series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. View more info

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The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories
[New Facsimile Dust Jacket]

By: Chesterton, G. K

Price: $95.00

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

Edition: First Edition - Second Printing.

Seller ID: 006197

Condition: Very Good


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 about roses and drugs. G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, or... 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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Dwellers in Darkness

By: Derleth, August

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Sauk City, Wisconsin, Arkham House: 1976

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010374

ISBN: 0870540742

Condition: Fine


First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve with one small rub upper front corner Dust jacket. Dwellers in Darkness is a collection of stories by American writer August Derleth. It was released in 1976 by Arkham House in an edition of 3,926 copies. It was the author's eighth collection of stories published by Arkham House. Two stories from Derleth's Judge Peck series are included in the collection. Also included is "Ghost Lake", the last story completed by Derleth before he died in 1971. [wiki] 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. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling with some minor wear on corners and... 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. Spine sun-faded. Gift inscription and bookplate. Lacking elusive Dust Jacket. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo. 22.5 cm.;... 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 from gilt. All edges gilt. Text clean and without markings. Second Edition, Dec. 1929 [1st published in October].8.75 inch... View more info

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The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2007

Seller ID: 010963

ISBN: 0393064980

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. The most entertaining and enlightening writings by the beloved paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and celebrant of the wonder of life. 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 protective Mylar sleeve has age-toning with no chips or tears. 8vo; 19 cm.; 7.5 inches tall; 264 pages with publisher's advertisement... 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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Kick Ass: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen

By: Hiaasen, Carl

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University Press of Florida: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010930

ISBN: 0813017173

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket . Carl Hiaasen is one of America's finest novelists. His newspaper column is another side of the same talent, examining with a corrosive writer's eye the outrageous carnival of Southern Florida. ...... This is a splendid collection by a native son whose rage at the despoiling of Florida can only be relieved by dark laughter. [Pete Hamill] View more info

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The Best of the West: An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

By: Hillerman, Tony - Editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 010244

ISBN: 0060166649

Condition: Fine


SIGNED without inscription by Hillerman on the Half-title page. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. A leading chronicler of the Western landscape selects more than 150 pieces--fiction and non-fiction, classic and contemporary--that evoke the people and spirit of the West View more info