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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By Twain, Mark

Cambridge: Limited Editions Club, 1939. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. Text edited and with an introduction by Bernard DeVoto. Illustrated with drawings by Thomas Hart Benton. Limited edition #184 and signed by Benton on colophon. Blue serge cloth boards with paper spine label. Deckle bottom edge. Minor staining along fore-edge near bottom does not affect interior pages. Spine slightly sunned. Otherwise clean and tight. Lacking slipcase.



By Schaefer, Jack

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949. early printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Light blue paper boards with brown lettering on front and spine. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped. Age-toning on edges, otherwise clean and tight. Unclipped dj has price of $2.50. Dj has chips, tears, edgewear, and a dampstain only noticeable on the verso. In protective mylar jacket. Author's first book. Shane was adapted to the screen in 1953, starring Alan Ladd.


House of Mist

By Bombal, Maria-Luisa

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1947. First American edition. Green cloth boards with gilt on black spine markings. Previous owner wrote on ffep "April 1947 / Reviewed for Dr. Gallup for Peoples Book Club." then her name. Clean and tight, no other markings. This is a first US edition of the Chilean author's first novel, La ultima niebla, the story of a woman trapped in a sterile marriage who returns obsessively in fantsy to an obscure erotic dream from her youth. Bombal's work was highly regarded by Borges. This book is considered a key work of Latin American surrealism, a precursor to Magic Realism, and considered by many "the most artistic testimony to women's predicament in Latin American." It was written while Bombal was living with Neruda. She re-wrote the book in English for this edition with the help of her husband.


Gravity's Rainbow

By Pynchon, Thomas

New York: Viking Press, 1973. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Orange cloth boards with blind-stamped arch on front board. Red spine lettering. Head/heel of spine slightly bumped. Minor discoloration on board edges. Orange stain on top edge slightly faded. Light foxing along foreedge. Otherwise clean and tight, no markings. Unclipped dj has minor edgewear and two small closed tears. In protective mylar jacket. A clean copy of a classic.


Marie Blythe

By Mosher, Howard Frank

New York: Viking Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Boards and dust jacket in excellent condition. Wonderful story of a woman making a life in northern Vermont in the late 1800's-early 1900's.


158-Pound Marriage, The

By John Irving

New York: Random House, 1974. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. First trade edition with full number line and "First Edtion." Light blue-green flecked paper boards with green cloth spine. Gilt green and copper spine lettering and a gilt green "J" and a gilt copper "I" embossed on front board. Heel of spine lightly bumped. Near fine condtion. Unclipped dj has closed tear at top of front panel. In protective mylar jacket. A very nice copy of Irving's third book.


Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence

By Mary Hyde, edited by

New Haven: Ticknor & Fields, 1982. 1st printing. Hardcover. very Good +/very good. Black cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Clean and tight, no markings. Illustrated with black & white photos. Minor foxing along top edge. Unclipped dj sunning on spine and very minor edgewear. Signed "With the Warm Wishes of Mary Hyde" on front free endpaper.


Hail! Nene Karenna, the Hymn: A Novel on the Founding of the Five Nations 1550-1590

By Burton, Bruce A.

Rochester, New York: Security Dupont Press, 1981. First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by author on front free endpaper. This book "takes the reader back 400 years to America before Samuel de Champlain to the fascinating world of Indian politics, of the great League of the Iroquois. Dj has minor edgwear, shelfwear, and a closed tear at top edge of front. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Gunter's Winter

By Juan Manuel Marcos (translated by Tracy Karl Lewis)

New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Edition not stated. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illustrated paper boards. Clean & tight, NO markings. Appears unread. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped. No dj as issued. All books packed & shipped with care.


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By Thomas de Quincey

London: John Lane, 1930. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Illustrations and decorations by Sonia Woolf. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering and illustration on front board. Minor discoloration on back board. Head/heel of spine and corners lightly bumped. Twelve illustration, including frontis, with tissue guards. Black dj with lettering and illustration same as on spine and front board. A very nice copy. Dj has edgewear. In protective mylar jacket.


November 1916: The Red Wheel/Knot II
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November 1916: The Red Wheel/Knot II

By Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999. First printing. Hardcover. very Good+/very good. The second volume in Solzhenitsyn's monumental historical epic, The Red Wheel. First American edition. Clean and tight. No markings. Heel of spine very slightly bumped. Unclipped dj has minor edgewear. In protective mylar jacket..


Some Horses
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Some Horses

By Thomas McGuane

The Lyons Press, 1999. Limited ed. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Green cloth boards with paper spine label and illustrated paper label on front board. Limited to 250 copies and signed by Thomas McGuane and publisher Nick Lyons. In slipcase.


Aesop's Fables (Illustrated)

New York: Samuel R. Wells, 1873. edition not stated. Hardcover. Very Good. The People's Edition. Green cloth boards with gilt stamped decorative label around title. Blindstamped rule and beveled edges. Gift notation and date in pencil on front free endpaper and first blank recto. Gilt edges. Forty-nine in-text ilustrations. 72 pages, plus 12 pages of publisher's ads. Rear free endpaper is torn from glue sticking it to the pastedown. Otherwise clean and tight. Head/heel of spine and corners bumped and slightly worn.


Lady of Sorrow

By Thomson, James

Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1913. Second edition. Stiff Wraps. Very Good/Good+. 24 mo -- 3-1/2" x 5-1/4". Stiff wraps with off-white/tannish dj with ornate red capital A and the title/author in black. Previous owner's name and date on first blank recto. Opposite the title page: "A certain fatality has surrounded A Lady of Sorrow. Written as early as 1862-64, it first appeared in The National Reformer during 1867. Not until fourteen years later was this splendid prose counterpart of The City of Dreadful Night reprinted. In 1881 in the volume entitled Essays and Phantasies, A Lady of Sorrow held the place of honour, (pp. 1-50,) and might at last be considered in a way to take the position its merits demanded in the world of letters. Unfortunately the edition, consisting of one thousand copies, was more than one-half destroyed by fire, and thus the finest of all Thomson's prose work has remained practically inaccessible until our present reprint." 104 pages. Limited printing statement at the end states "Four hundred and twenty-five copies of this book (second edition) have been printed on Japan vellum, and type distributed, in the month of June, A.D. MDCCCCXIII, at the Press of George D. Loring, Portland, Maine." Dj has minor edgewear and age-toning. Spine is slightly cocked.


Skakespeare's England: An Account of the Life & Manners of his Age (2 volumes)

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950. Later printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. Two volumes. Blue cloth bindings with gilt spine lettering. Well illustrated with b/w plates. Both volumes are near fine condition with very minor bumping at heel of spines. Dj spines very lightly toned with minor edgewear. Price-clipped. In protective mylar jackets. A very nice set.


Country of the Pointed Firs

By Jewett, Sarah Orne

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin / The Riverside Press, 1894. first edition / second state. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, second state. Green cloth boards with art deco stylized gilt flowers by Sarah Wyman Whitman. 213 pages + 2 pages of ads. Clean and tight. Only faults are a small nick at head of spine and endpapers slightly darkened. A very nice copy of this important work by one of America's finest women authors.


Conversation in Sicily

By Vittorini, Elio

London: Lindsay Drummond, LTD., 1948. First English language edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Translated from the Italian by Wilfrid David with an Introduction by Stephen Spender. Blue cloth boards. Pages 25-46 have faint crease. Pages starting to yellow. Unclipped dj has chips, tears, and edgewear. In protective mylar jacket.


Modern Odysseys: Heroic Journeys We Make Everyday

By Gross, Pamela, Carole L. Glickfeld, Kathryn Christman, Patricia Ridenour, Nancy Lee, and John Mullen

Metro's Artists' Regional Transit Project, 1992. First Limited Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Six artists travel through the Puget Sound Region. Clean and tight. Pages slightly tanned. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Broken Bonds: a Novel

By Stafford, W. A. H.

New York: Andrew F. Underhill & Co., 1885. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Green cloth boards with gilt letter on spine & front board. Beveled edges. Design endpapers. Signed by author on first blank recto. Head/heel of spine and corners lightly bumped. Very minor soiling on boards. Otherwise clean & tight. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


Library Book a Novel
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Library Book a Novel

By Fiske, John

Prides Crossing, Massachusetts: Black Spruce Media, 2006. Trade Paperback. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Cover, Title and End page photograph of the New York Public Library exemplifying Beaux-Arts architectural design and using Vermont marble---the themes in this historical journey. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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