Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best: 16 Stories
seller photo

Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best: 16 Stories

By Kipling, Rudyard

Doubleday, NY, 1953. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Selected and introduced by W. Somerset Maugham. DJ has minor chipping to top of spine.

$95.00

Tellers of Tales: A definitive Anthology of the Short Story
seller photo

Tellers of Tales: A definitive Anthology of the Short Story

By Maugham, W. Somerset editor

Doubleday, NY, 1939. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 100 masterpeieces from the US, England, France, Russia, and Germany. Selected and introduced by Maugham, himself a master of the short story. 1526 pgs. Stated 1st edition.

$225.00

The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce
seller photo

The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce

By Bierce, Ambrose

Citadel, NY, 1946. 1st ed.. Hardcover. Very Good. Prior owners' signatures on fly-leafs.

$175.00

Stories
seller photo

Stories

By Pirandello, Luigi

Franklin, PA, 1981. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. "Luigi Pirandello became famous as an author of drama; his innovative techniques, however, and his delving into the psychology of his characters, brought him world acclaim." [Pub. Info] Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1934 "for his bold and ingenious revival of dramatic and scenic art" [Nobel Prize] Special edition. Leather. Fine/ As New. 1ST THUS

$195.00

Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, as told by Julius Lester.
seller photo

Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, as told by Julius Lester.

By Lester, Julius; Jerry Pinkney, (illustrator)

Dial, NY, 1987. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. "Whether he is besting Brer Fox or sneaking into Mr. Man's garden, Brer Rabbit is always teaching a valuable lesson. These classic tales are full of wit, humor, and creativity, and Julius Lester brings an added contemporary sense to these forty-eight timeless stories." [Pub. Info] The book is Fine as New, with Fine as New dust jacket. 48 brief stories. Beautiful illustrations by Pinkney. 1ST EDITION.

$125.00

The William Saroyan Reader
seller photo

The William Saroyan Reader

By Saroyan, William

Braziller, NY, 1958. 1st edition, 3rd printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. "Vintage Saroyan of the 1930s and early 1940s, the period during which the short story writer, playwright and novelist achieved a critical and popular success comparable to F. Scott Fitzgerald's. It contains five novels, 30 stories, two complete plays, a memoir, essays and a long poem." [Pub. Info] Superb collection. 498 pages. 1ST EDITION, 3RD PRINTING

$195.00

The Best of Clarence Day
seller photo

The Best of Clarence Day

By Day, Clarence

Knopf, NY, 1948. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Includes: God and My Father; Life with Father; Life with Mother; This Simian World; and selections from Thoughts without Words. The best single collection of Clarence Day. Excellent copy. 1ST EDITION

$175.00

The Thurber Album
seller photo

The Thurber Album

By Thurber, James; illustrated by the author

Simon & Schuster, NY, 1952. 1st edition, 2nd printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. "The Thurber Collection deals with pieces on the author's family, friends, teachers, and colleagues in Columbus, Ohio. Most of the stories first appeared in 'The New Yorker' magazine." [Pub. Info] Evidence of damp-staining. Dust jacket shows chipping. 1ST EDITION.

$175.00

Collected Stories
seller photo

Collected Stories

By Williams, Tennessee; Introduction by Gore Vidal. Cover illustration by

New Directions, NY, 1985. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 1ST EDITION.

$225.00

Collected Tales of E. M. Forster
seller photo

Collected Tales of E. M. Forster

By Forster, E. M.

Knopf, NY, 1947. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 12 stories. Slight wear to the extremIties of the dust jacket. 1ST THUS.

$175.00

Fairy Tales [Slipcase]
seller photo

Fairy Tales [Slipcase]

By Anderson, Hans Christian; R. P. Keigwin (translator); Wilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich (illustrators)

Flendsted, Odense Denmark, 1962. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Hans Christian Andersen's stories and fairy tales are world literature in the truest sense of the world. Andersen was the creator of a true poetry so universal that many of its expressions are even to-day equally fascinating" [Pub. Info] The book is in excellent condition; the slipcase is Near Fine with slight damage to corners. Small format 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/4"

$95.00

The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories
seller photo

The Fireside Book of Christmas Stories

By Wagenknecht, Edward [Editor];illustrated by Wallace Morgan

Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis & New York, c. 1945. 1st edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. Christmas essays, poetry, plays, narrative sketches and short stories, the last section wholly American, the whole edited with the American public in mind, with a blend of the traditional with the new. Useful holiday reference material. There's a religious section; the Santa Claus legend; a Negro skit by Roark Bradford; a Bradford Psychograph, Van Dyke's story of the Christmas tree Dickens' Christmas Carol and selections from Pic Papers." [Kirkus] Authors include: Clement C. Moore; Coningsby Dawson; James Lane Allen; Henry Van Dyke; Gamaliel Bradford; Charles Dickens; Joseph Addison; Washington Irving; Louisa May Alcott; Kate Douglas Wiggin; Hamlin Garland; and, Langston Hughes. Loose hinge; unknown stain on front cover; sun fading; Fair condition. Interior pages in Very Good condition.

$65.00

The Oxford Book of Villains
seller photo

The Oxford Book of Villains

By Mortimer, John (editor)

Oxford University Press, Oxford/ NY, 1992. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The world difficulties of preparing a book of villains is that the field stretches towards infinity… They are everywhere, down narow streets and in brightly lit office buildings and parliaments, dominating family life, crowding prisons and law courts, and providing plots for most of the works of fiction that have been composed since the dawn of history.... What I have done is to assemble some of the pieces of writing which I think do most to illuminate this dark subject... This, I hope, is no discourtesy to the many great civilizations and literatures not here represented; their omission doesn't mean that they are short of villains and I intend no offence." [Introduction] There is a protective mylar cover.

$95.00

Folk Tales Told Around the World
seller photo

Folk Tales Told Around the World

By Dorson, Richard M. (editor)

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1975. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. The Unbeliever and the Skull,' The Adulteress Rat,' 'The King of Cheats,' and 'The Cruel Mother-in-Law' are just some of the fascinating titles included in this panoramic collection of folktales edited by the eminent folklorist, Richard M. Dorson. [Distinquished Professor of History and Folklore and, Director of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University] 'Folktales around the World' is the first such anthology in English that represents orally told folktales collected in the field from traditional storytellers... more than a hundred tales of storytellers from forty-six cultures scattered around the globe." [Dust Jacket] Also includes 26 essays by noted scholars. On the dust jacket spine the author's name appears sun-faded but legible. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION.

$95.00

Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis
seller photo

Selected Short Stories of Sinclair Lewis

By Lewis, Sinclair

The Literary Guild, NY, 1935. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good /Good. To the stories published since 1930 the author feels some relationship, but he reads the earlier stories with a skeptical eye. They are so optimistic, so laudatory... But I wonder if this American optimism, this hope and courage, so submerged now in 1935, are not authentic parts of American life... One of the things interesting to the author... is the discovery that he, who has been labeled a 'satirist' and a 'realist' is actually a romantic medievalist of the most incurable sort." [Introduction, SL] "The first collection of short stories by the only American winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature." [Publisher's banner, Dust Jacket] Owner name. The pages are yellowed but in Very Good condition. Tight binding; Cover has an attractive embossed design with a gold leafy branch in the center. Some very slight scuffing.The dust jacket shows general wear on the extremities with some chipping and paper loss to upper edges and spine. There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION.

$125.00

Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories
seller photo

Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories

By Kafka, Franz; Edited by Nahum N. Glatzer

Schocken Books, NY, 1971. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Albert Camus once said that 'the whole of Kafka's art consists in compelling the reader to reread him.' Since the interpretations of Kafka are many and the search for the meaning of his stories seemingly endless, the reader will return to the story itself in the hope of finding guidance from within. Thus a second reading will - hopefully - shed light on the first, and subsequent readings will - again hopefully - shed light on preceding ones. It is the purpose of this volume to provide ready access to the entire corpus of Kafka's stories; they, rather than the novels, constitute the very core of his brief life's work." [Postscript] See also Max Brod's definitive biography. 1ST THUS.

$145.00

The Complete Short Stories and Sketches  of Stephen Crane
seller photo

The Complete Short Stories and Sketches of Stephen Crane

By Crane, Stephen; edited with an introduction by Thomas A. Gullason

Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, NY, 1963. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. "Critics call Stephan Crane, who is best known for his Civil War novel, 'The Red Badge of Courage' the first 'modern' American writer. Crane was only 28 when he died but his work had a profound influence on American letters... Crane is considered the American counterpart of such European naturalists as Zola, Tolstoy, and Flaubert... Crane strove for originality in his writing; 'his style - tense, darting, abrupt, ironic - blends perfectly with an impressionistic technique to give emotional, psychological, and symbolic significance to a series of astutely observed and richly colored episodes." [Dust Jacket] Price Clipped. Owner name embossed. 125 stories and sketches, Crane's chronology, 790 pages. Definitive edition. There is some minor chipping at the top and bottom of the dust jacket spine. Inexplicable blank printed space on spine.There is a protective mylar cover. STATED FIRST EDITION.

$175.00

Stories from Shakespeare
seller photo

Stories from Shakespeare

By McCaughrean, Geraldine

Simon & Schuster NY, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrated by Antony Maitland. "Shakespeare was writing at speed and in cut-throat competition with a wealth of other playwrights. His actors were men, his plots were all borrowed, his props and scenery rudimentary. There were fashions and conventions to be followed, and the latest popular song never went amiss if it could be worked into the action. But out of this came the great plays that we find as exciting today as ever... Young people ...starting to read Shakespeare will find the stories easy to follow, and will absorb some of the glorious vitality of Shakepeare's language. [Dust Jacket] Plays include: 'Romeo and Juliet;' 'Henry the Fifth;' 'Midsummer Night's Dream;' 'Julius Caesar;' 'Hamlet;' 'Othello;' 'King Lear;' and, 'Macbeth.' STATED FIRST UNITED STATES EDITION.

$65.00

The Collected Stories [2 volumes; Slipcase]
seller photo

The Collected Stories [2 volumes; Slipcase]

By Maugham, W. Somerset

Doubleday, NY, 1952. Hardcover. Fine. From one of the twentieth century's most enduringly popular fiction writers... W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays; it has been argued that in the short story he reached the pinnacle of his art. These expertly told tales, with their addictive plot twists and vividly drawn characters, are both galvanizing as literature and wonderfully entertaining. In the adventures of his alter ego Ashenden, a writer who (like Maugham himself) turned secret agent in World War I, as well as in stories set in such far-flung locales as South Pacific islands and colonial outposts in Southeast Asia, Maugham brings his characters vividly to life, and their humanity is more convincing for the author's merciless exposure of their flaws and failures." [Pub. Info] The book and the slipcase are both in Fine condition with very slight wear to the extremities; Volume 1 has 955 pages; Volume 2 has 686 pages. The books and slipcase are both in Fine condition. Missing the fly leaf in each volume. [Please check shipping costs for larger format books and multi-volume sets.] 1ST THUS.

$375.00

A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore
seller photo

A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends and Folklore

By Botkin, B. A. (editor and Introduction)

Promontory Press, 1960. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Warren Chappell. "This is a rich sampling of Civil War storytelling of all types--personal narratives, legends, historical traditions, tales, fables. Culled from letters, diaries, newspapers, periodicals and pamphlets, over 330 stories have been arranged both chronologically and by subject." [Pub Info] There is a protective mylar cover. This book is in As New condition. 625 pages; detailed index. 1ST THUS.

$95.00

Next >