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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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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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Drives and Puts: A Book of Golf Stories

By: Camp, Walter and Brooks, Lilian

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page: 1899

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011205

Condition: Very Good


Collaboration of the "father of American football" and a leading woman golfer, outspoken on the importance of women's physical development and unfettered opportunity. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 7.125 inches tall,18 cm; 243 pp. Frontispiece. 14-page publisher's catalogue at the rear. ----Ref: Donovan and Murdoch 780. Light wear, rubbing and bumps to edges and corners; binding slightly shaken; very good or better. 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

Image for <b> The Man Who Knew Too Much and Other Stories </b><br> [New Facsimile Dust Jacket]

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

Image for Massa John or Life in the Old South [Dust Jacket Title: A Story of the Old South]

Massa John or Life in the Old South [Dust Jacket Title: A Story of the Old South]

By: Durfee, Charles

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Boston, The Medor Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011404

Condition: Very Good


.A well-told story, memorable in its cast of characters, vividly recapturing the atmosphere, the ideals, the language, and manners of a long lost era.[From the rear of the dust jacket.] ---------------- First Edition, First Printing. Very good plus in a Good Dust Jacket with the price. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket presents well has age-toned; loss top of spine into the rear top edge; minor loss spine tips. 8vo; 8.125 inches tall; 290 pages. ------------ At the time of his death, Charles Durfee was the oldest practicing a... 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 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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The Best of James Herriot

By: Herriot, James

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Reader's Digest: 1998

Seller ID: 011115

ISBN: 0312192363

Condition: Fine


The Best of James Herriot is one of the most extraordinary volumes ever devoted to the work and world of a contemporary writer. Within its covers are unforgettable episodes from the remarkable series of memoirs that began with All Creatures Great and Small-"the ones my family and I have laughed at over the years and the ones my readers have said they most enjoyed," as Herriot, himself, put it. Yet the book is far more than a simple anthology: Its gorgeous pages also include hundreds of line drawings and color photographs, capturing Herriot's Yorkshire in a worthy complement to the writer's wor... View more info

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A Century of Cuban Writers in Florida

By: Hospital, Carolina; Cantera, Jorge [Editors]

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Sarasota, FL, Pineapple Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010346

ISBN: 1561641049

Condition: New


An anthology of the writings of 33 of the most important Cuban men and women of letters, such as Felix Varela, Jose Marti, Juana Borrero, Jose Yglesias, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa. The works are presented in English, most translated here for the first time. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 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 clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Lacking the Dust Jacket. First American Edition. 19.5 cm.; 7.75 inches t... View more info

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In Praise of the Stepmother

By: Llosa, Mario Vargas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010687

ISBN: 0374175837

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, First Edition; First Printing; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Vargas Llosa, Mario was the Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. View more info

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War is a Private Affair

By: Love, Edmund G.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011647

Condition: Very Good


True Tales of Ten Soldiers the Army is Trying to Forget. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine in a Good Dust Jacket. Book has no flaws but a small stain on front free endpage at bottom corners, Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has handling and edge wear with a small loss on corners. 8vo; 8.25 inches tall; 192 pages. View more info