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    Hardball / a V.I. Warshawski Novel by Sara Paretsky

    NY: Putnam, 2009. First Edition. Signed by the author: Sara Paretsky on the second blank page. The books text block edges has some very slight age toning. Otherwise both book and jacket are like new inside and out.Travels in a box with tracking and a new clear Mylar dust jacket cover installed prior to shipping. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Vey Good/Like New. 8vo.




    New York: Random House, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Very Good++. Octavo. First Printing. A fine copy bound in blue cloth with top edge stained blue. In a very good++ dust jacket with minimal soil rear panel of dust jacket, slight edge wear. 153 pp.



    Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte Volume IV by Sloane, William Milligan

    New York: The Century Co., 1897. Leather bound. Fair. Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte Volume III, Sloane, William Milligan, The Century Co., New York, 1897, hardcover, Folio (12 1/4" tall), half-bound red morocco leather, marbled boards with raised bands, gold lettering along spine, marbled paste-downs and end-papers, gilt top edge, 313 pages, list of 71 illustrations, color frontispiece with color, tinted and b/w illustrations throughout, Volume IV includes Historical Sources and Index to the four volume set, boards clean with considerable rubbing along spine, bottom and fore-edges, straight, tight binding, pages clean, moderate age tanning along edges of free end-papers, light tanning on interior pages, scanned color photo of frontispiece included with this listing, additional examples available upon request, book in fair condition, Dakota Literaturewww.dakotaliterature.comCustomer Appreciation Savings CouponSave 10% on all orders with free domestic shippingEnter Code: dak2015 at check-out.Thank you for your business.



    Strategy by Hart, B. H. Liddell

    Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1992. Collector's Edition. Leather bound. 430pp. Octavo [22 cm] Green leather with raised bands, a gilt stamped title on the backstrip, and ornamental gilt stamped patterns on the spine and covers. All edges gilt. Pale peach-colored moire endsheets. Yellow silk ribbon page marker. Fine condition. With the publisher's prospectus tucked in. Part of The Leather-Bound Library of Military History.



    Society Daughter by Wilson G. Gilman

    Saber, 1960. Softcover. Fair Condition. Size: Mass Market Paperback. SA-6. Creasing; and discoloring, cracking binding. Cover says "Fearing community disgrace, she'd chosen him for her consort, one to whom she could go for necessary affection." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Vintage Paperbacks; Inventory No: 090083. .



    The Captain's Death Bed and Other Essays by Woolf, Virginia

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. A fine copy, in a near fine dust jacket with minimal toning at spine. Preceeds the UK edition by one week; one of only 5000 copies printed. Dust jacket by Vanessa Bell.


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    Genteel Little Murder, A (Large Print) by Daniels, Philip

    Great Britain: Chivers Press, 2003. Softcover, edition not stated, 236gms, 188 pages, large print. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Book is ex-library and has been well read. It shows the associated ex-library stampings and markings. Book has been covered in clear protective plastic, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.. Edition Not Stated. Softcover. Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.




    Pulphouse Puplishing, 1992. Book. Illus. by Barr, George. Very Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. Hardcover first edition, first printing. First signed and limited edition. Very fine (unread) condition in uncoated, multi-tone paper dustjacket. (Few of this series had mult-tone jacket designs.) <b>Signed by Charnas on the title page.</b> Not a book club, remainder or ex-library copy. Collection of two stories plus introduction. No. 29 in the Pulphouse Author's Choice Monthly series. Nicely crafted limited edition, one of 300 signed and unnumbered copies..



    The Age of Bronze; or, Carmen Seculare et Annus Haud Mirabilis by [BYRON, George Gordon, Lord]

    London: Printed for John Hunt, 1823. First edition, 8vo, 36 pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, subtle repair to joints, gilt arms of the Society of Writers to the Signet to upper cover with their library label to the paste down. Wise II p. 41.



    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments

    London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. Good+; Front inner hinge partially open otherwise only minor wear.. 1854. Hardcover. 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; Black machine ruled morocco, all edges gilt, unpaginated. ** Bound with: A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1855, unpaginated, index. **Boards as in Wolf #49 with different spine treatment. This printing does not appear to be in Griffith. .



    Collections Historical and Archaeological Relating to Montgomeryshire Vol.XIV by Anon a

    Thomas richards, 1881. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1881. 407 pages. No dust jacket. Tan, half leather bound with gilt lettering and marbled boards. Volume XIV. Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with marbled endpapers. Leather missing along spine. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.



    The Principles and Maxims on Which the Security and Happiness of a Republic Depend: a Sermon by Thacher, Thomas

    Boston: Munroe & French, 1811. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair. Poor condition copy of a sermon delivered before the Governor, the Lieutenant-Governor, and Council, and the Two Houses composing the Legislature of the State of Massachusetts, bound in one-eighth leather boards with marbled paper covers. Some foxing to and toning of pages, crinkling thereto, rubbing and chipping to spine, but a perfectly serviceable reference copy, though pages are uncut. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.



    Biblia Hebraica, Secundum Ultimam Editionem Jos. Athiae a Johanne Leusden... Recenstia, Atque Ad Masoram, Et Correctiores... Ab Everado Van Der Hooght by Leusden, Johanne & Judah D'Allemand

    London: Impensis Jacobi Duncan. Very Good; Evidence of crease at center of spine.. 1831. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Full black leather, spine with four wide raised gilt bands, all edges marbled, 559, [1], 633, [1]p. **This fine cathedral binding is not shown in Wolf's From Gothic Windows to Peacocks. .



    Maine Civil Officer: A Guide and Hand Book for Attorneys, Trial Justices of the Peace, Notaries Public, Sherrifs and Their Deputies, Coroners, Constables and Other Officers with Practical Forms by Byron D. Verrill

    Portland: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1885. Revised Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. This revised, 5th edition is clean and square. There's a name and date (1886) on a front end paper; otherwise it is unmarked. PP 305-320 are loose, but still tied in. There's a split at page 776, but all in all, the book is relatively tight. It has tan leather boards with gold titles in a red and a black box on the spine. It is rubbed, surface and edges, through at the bottom corners. It has 796 pages, toned at the edges.



    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by DICKENS, Charles

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. 8vo. xiv, (ii), 609, (1) pp. Contemporary red half calf over matching boards, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels and decorated to the others, endpapers and all edges marbled, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, engraved title and 41 plates after R. Seymour and Phiz. Very good. First published 1837, this copy was originally published as part of the "Library" edition of Dickens' works.



    Elia: Essays Which Have Appeared Under That Signature in the London Magazine by Lamb, Charles

    London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823 First edition, first issue, published without the half-title, with the publisher's single-line Fleet Street address to the tile page, lacking publisher's terminal advertisements. Finely bound in full navy morocco, with five raised bands to the spine, decorative gilt stamping to the spine bands and compartments, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt turn-ins, maroon coated endpapers. Very good or better, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of toning to the spine, front hinge tender with some wear and rubbing to outer hinge, otherwise sturdy spine, bright and fresh pages. A clean copy of the scarce first issue in a lovely morocco binding. Elia is a collection of Lamb's popular essays, each of which was originally published in London Magazine. Specifically, it includes "The South-Sea House," "Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago," "Dream-Children; A Reverie," and "Modern Gallantry," among others. Lamb, a long-time clerk for the British East India Company, began writing essays under the pseudonym "Elia," which he derived from a former colleague's surname. Lamb wrote in a colloquial and conversational style that made his essays beloved by his Edwardian and Victorian readers. Additionally, Lamb included many of his friends and family in his writing, loosely disguised by initials and pseudonyms. Mary Lamb, Charles' sister and co-author of the popular Tales from Shakespeare (1807), appears as "Cousin Bridget." This first collection of Lamb's essays was complemented with a second volume in 1833 entitled The Last Essays of Elia: Being a Sequel to Essays Published under that Name. Interestingly, while the American edition of the first collection, published by Carey, Lea, and Carey in Philadelphia, was preceded by this first British edition by five years, the American issue of the second collection preceded its British counterpart; less restricted by copyright laws in the United States, the American publishers were able to issue both Elia volumes simultaneously in 1828.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.



    People and Places : Country House Donors and the National Trust by Lees-Milne, James

    London: John Murray 1992. vii, 232 pp., Jacket price clipped and slightly marked, slight mark to rear board . Very Good. Hard Cover. First Edition. 1992. 8vo..



    Flowering Judas and Other Stories by Porter, Katherine Anne

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company. Very Good. 1935. First Edition Thus; Second Printing. Hardcover. Katherine Anne Porter's expanded collection of short stories, Flowering Judas, features ten narratives about people struggling to survive in a world of conflict. Issued without a dust jacket, this edition has tan cloth covered boards with black title and author detail on the front cover and spine. Lightly toned around the edges, the book has a faded/discolored spine with a noticeable soil mark just above the tail cap, and other very small soil spots on the top half of the spine, front cover edge and two on the back cover as well. Interior pages show very minor signs of age, but are clean with sharp corners. This association copy is in very good shape, with a personal inscription by the author on the first end paper dated 1948. This copy comes from the personal library of author Wallace Stegner. Laid-in is an article about Porter cut from the magazine Southwest Review, summer 1956, with a penned notation at the top. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 285 pp; Signed by Author .



    The Man From The Sea by Innes, Michael

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. F/NONE. 1988. Hardcover. Clean, tight copy. ; Blue cloth covered boards with silver stamped decorations on front and back. Hubbed spine with silver embossed decorations, and silver lettering on black background. Decorated endpapers. Full silver gilt page edges. ; Franklin Mystery; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .



    An Address By Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain Delivered Before Members of the Congress of the United States - 19 May 1943, signed by Churchill by Winston S. Churchill

    Stamford Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1943. Limited Edition, signed. Hardcover. This is the scarce limited edition of Churchill's 19 May 1943 address to the U.S. Congress, the only copy signed by Churchill we have offered. Churchill's signature in black appears on the first free endpaper. This was Churchill's second address to Congress, seventeen long months of war having passed in the interval since his first, just after Pearl Harbor. Churchill's address came only days after the Allies' total victory in Tunisia. Allied victory in North Africa not only removed Nazi Germany from Africa, but also cleared the way for invasion of Sicily and opened a vital route via North Africa for Stalin to be sent promised supplies - politically important, particularly given the strain placed upon Allied relations by discovery of the Katyn massacre. Churchill departed for the four-day voyage to the United States aboard the Queen Mary on 6 May. From the 11th on, Churchill was with Roosevelt in Washington and at "Shangri-La", the President's Allegheny mountains retreat, discussing and planning the course of the war. Churchill nonetheless took considerable time to prepare this address to Congress. "Churchill spent most of May 18 preparing the speech for the United States Congress. Beginning that morning at 9:30, he dictated until 4:30 in the afternoon... There was then further dictation from midnight until 2:30 in the morning: a total of nine and a half hours dictation." (Gilbert, Volume VII, pages 408-409) Churchill's task was to continue to reinforce common cause, unified strategy, and mutual resolve. "I do not intend to be responsible for any suggestion that the war is won or will soon be over." Churchill cautioned, invoking, for his American audience, the prolonged outcome of the U.S. Civil War. "No one after Gettysburg doubted which way the dread balance of war would incline. Yet far more blood was shed after the Union victory at Gettysburg than in all the fighting which went before." Churchill concluded: "By singleness of purpose, by steadfastness of conduct, by tenacity and endurance, such as we have so far displayed, by these, and only by these, can we discharge our duty to the future of the world and to the destiny of man." This edition was limited to 600 copies specifically for members of Congress, published in September 1943, and is the first volume appearance of this speech. This edition is both more scarce and more elaborate than the publisher's limited edition of Churchill's first address to Congress. The binding is black paper covered boards with a red, gilt-stamped label inset on the front cover. The binding measures 10.5 x 7.5 inches. The contents are printed in red and black on thick stock. The two-page Colophon Note includes excerpts from Churchill's 8 June 1943 address to the House of Commons upon his return from Washington. This signed copy is in good condition overall, sound with some cosmetic wear and blemishes. The fragile black paper covered boards remain firmly attached with unbumped corners and the red front cover label is fully intact. The boards show some modest overall scuffing with a 1.5 inch split to the lower hinge, slight blistering of the paper at the lower left front cover, and a small amount of a waxy blue substance adhering to the bottom margin of the red label and the black paper directly below. The contents remain bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks apart from the author's signature. Churchill's signature is distinct and clearly legible, with only minor age-toning. The blank endsheets show light soiling and we find a tiny moisture stain at the upper blank margin, as well as a creased upper corner at the final free endpaper. Protecting the slim volume is a custom clamshell case in full black morocco (no cloth surfaces either internally or externally) with raised spine bands, marbled paper interior lining, and the date "1943" in gilt on the lower spine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A181.4, Woods A93(b).



    Der Sichtbare Mensch oder die Kultur des Films [The Visible Man] (First Edition, inscribed to Leonard Frank) by Balázs, Béla

    Vienna: Deutsch-Osterreichischer Verlag, 1924. First German Edition, preceding all others, this being the hardcover variant published simultaneously with a more common wrappered edition. INSCRIBED by Balazs in German on the half-title page to German expressionist writer Leonhard Frank: "Leonhard Frank / in herlzlicher Freundschaft / Béla Balázs / Berlin / 8.Feb.1927." A rare signature, and a strong association between two of Germany's most well-respected authors. Balázs' first book on cinema, which basically founded the German "film as a language" theory, which in turn yielded a profound influence on Eisenstein and Pudovkin. In a 1939 essay, he wrote,"the screenplay is an independent and a new form of literature," and championed the role of the screenwriter as the "auteur" of a film. In the years that would follow Balázs would write the screenplays for G.W. Pabst's "Die Dreigroschenoper (1931), Leni Riefenstahl's "Das Blaue Licht" (which he also co-directed, 1932), and Géza von Radványi's "It Happened in Europe" (1947). His early work included the librettos for Bartók's "The Wooden Prince" and Zoltán Kodály's "Bluebeard's Castle." In 1958, the Béla Balázs Prize was founded as an annual award to recognize achievements in cinematography. Very Good plus in illustrated, paper-covered boards.



    STELLA FREGELIUS a Tale of Three Destinies by Haggard, H. Rider

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1904. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. Printed from the American plates, 361pp, 2pp. publisher's ads. Bound in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt; very light wear to extremities; inner front hinge just starting with free endpaper having a closed tear, previous owner's name in pencil; a very good copy.



    The Red Badge of Courage by Crane, Stephen

    Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1980. Hardcover. Fine/None. Hardcover. Full brown leather boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt edges, satin end pages with silk place ribbon. The Easton Press -The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written collection. Illustrated by John Steuart Curry.



    Wild Angel (First Edition) by McCallin, Edward

    New York: Midwood Books No. 34-103, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. Very Good to Fine condition. Crease mid-spine into wrappers, light rubbing overall, spine slightly cocked, tiny bruise to the lower front right. Motorcycle content. A very presentable copy of a scarce publication. Photo cover. Not in Holroyd.



    My Five Tigers by Lloyd Alexander a

    Thomas Y. Crowell, 1956. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1956. 118 pages. Green illustrated jacket covering green leather boards with gilt lettering. Pages remain bright with light foxing to text block edge and inscription to the front endpaper. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and staining along the top edge of boards. Spine has light shelf wear. Clipped jacket has moderate edge wear and tear all round and foxing to the covers. Tanned Spine has noticeable loss to the ends.

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