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MR. CAT

by Freedley, George

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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New York: Grammercy Publishing Co., 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Freedley was an actor, writer and best-known as curator of the New York Public Library's theater collection. He was also a cat lover and, in 1943, met Mr. Cat in a Manhattan pet shop, beginning the 16-year relationship described in this short, but delightful memoir. First edition, later printing.… Read more
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THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE

by Hardy, Thomas

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Published
1942
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Fine
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New York: The Heritage Press, 1942. Hardcover. Fine/Issued Without Jacket. This classic of Victorian era romantic literature was Hardy's sixth novel (his seventh counting his unpublished first work). There was some difficulty at first finding a publisher since social and sexual conflict was not openly discussed in late 19th century England. The title refers to Clym Yeobright, a… Read more
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THE TIMES WE HAD: LIFE WITH WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST

by Davies, Marion

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Published
1975
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Very Good
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9780672521126
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1975. Hardcover. Very Good. Marion Davies, a New York girl, met publisher Willaim Randolph Hearst while she was playing in the Ziegfeld Follies about 1915. It was the beginning of a relationship lasting more than 30 years and during which, with Hearst's help, Davies became a major Hollywood star and multi-millionaire. This book, edited… Read more
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe

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Published
1943
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Very Good
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£38.01

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London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1943. Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Shelley was, arguably, the finest and most philosophically influential poet and playwright of the English Romantic period. Among his enduring works are "Prometheus Unbound," "The Cenci," "Ozmandyias," Ode To The West Wind," and "Queen Mab," all included in this volume, edited by Thomas Hutchinson. First edition thus,… Read more
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THE ART OF MAURICE SENDAK, 1980 To The Present

by Kushner, Tony

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Published
2003
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Good Plus
ISBN
9780810944480
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£25.34

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New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Good Plus/Fine. The work of Sendak as a children's book artist has been known around the world since his Caldecott winning "Where The Wild Things Are" in 1963. Less well-known is Sendak's work for adults, a kind of second career, in set and costume design for opera and other… Read more
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SELECTED WRITINGS OF GERTRUDE STEIN

by Van Vechten, Carl, Editor

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Published
1946
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Very Good
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New York: Random House, 1946. Hardcover. Very Good. Today, American Gertrude Stein is a large part of the literary legend of "Paris between the wars," known for her art collection and her Paris salon, where leading modernist artists and writers such as Picasso, Matisse, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Lewis, Anderson and Pound often gathered. Stein's own writing -- novels, plays,… Read more
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LOVE, AGAIN

by Lessing, Doris

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Published
1996
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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9780060176877
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£16.89

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New York: HarperCollins, 1996. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Issued Without Jacket. An advance review copy from uncorrected proofs of this late work of Nobel Prize-winner Lessing. It is the story of a 65-year-old Englishwoman who falls in love, one after another, with two much younger men. It is an exploration of romantic love, sexuality and, as well,… Read more
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MY LADY PEGGY GOES TO TOWN

by Mathews, Frances Aymar

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Published
1901
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Good Plus to Very Good
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First Edition.
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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1901. First Edition. . Hardcover. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Largely forgotton now, Mathews was a novelist and playwright at the beginning of the 20th century, with much of her work in the historical romance genre. "My Lady Peggy," issued in 1901, was a bestseller and Mathews adapted it for Broadway in 1903… Read more
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COLONEL CARTER'S CHRISTMAS

by Smith, F. Hopkinson

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Published
1903
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About Very Good
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First Edition.
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. First Edition. . Hardcover. About Very Good. Francis Hopkinson Smith was an accomplished artist and successful engineer before he turned to writing fiction in his 50's. Colonel George Fairfax Carter, an ex-officer of the Confederate Army, a gentleman of the old South, left in poverty at the end of the war, was… Read more
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THE G-STRING MURDERS

by Lee, Gypsy Rose

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Published
1984
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition Thus.
ISBN
9780140072792
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New York: Penguin Books, 1984. First Edition Thus. . Mass Market Paperback. Near Fine. This is the first of two mystery novels written by the legendary burlesque queen, known for her innovative and witty strip tease style that led her to a long career in Hollywood and on Broadway. Originally published in 1941 by Simon and Schuster, this… Read more
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MRS. HEPHAESTUS AND OTHER SHORT STORIES, TOGETHER WITH WEST POINT, A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS

by Baker, George Augustus

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Published
1887
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Very Good
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First Edition.
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£101.35

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New York: White, Stokes, & Allen, 1887. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. A late collection of fantasy short stories and a three-act play by the 19th century lawyer and poet. First Edition; 211 pages with one-page ad of other books by the author; small 16 mo (4 x 6 inches), dark brown cloth boards with beveled edges,… Read more
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A KNIFE AT THE OPERA

by Stacey, Susannah (Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey)

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Published
1988
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Very Fine
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780671657802
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£10.14

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New York: Summit Books, 1988. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Fine/Fine. The second mystery in Stacey's classic English mystery series featuring the kind and thoughtful Superintendent Peter Bone, who finds murder even on a night off. Bone is attending a performance of "The Beggar's Opera" at his daughter's school when the pretty and ambitious Miss Fairlie is stabbed… Read more
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THREE-ACT SPECIAL

by Marsh, Ngaio

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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Book Club (BCE/BOMC).
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Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1960. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. An omnibus edition containing three of Marsh's mysteries featuring her famous Scotland Yard character, Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn. All three novels --"A Wreath For Rivera," "Spinsters In Jeopardy," and "Night At The Vulcan" -- focus on theatrical performances ranging from a strange private ritual to… Read more
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THE EASTER MAN

by Hunter, Evan (Salvatore A. Lombino)

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£25.13

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New York: Doubleday & Co., 1972. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus to Very Good. Perhaps best known for his police procedural crime novels written under his Ed McBain pseudonymn, Hunter was one of the most popular and prolific 20th century American writers. This collection of short fiction is unusual in that it features one… Read more
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THE SHAKESPEARE MISCELLANY

by Crystal, David & Crystal, Ben

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Published
2005
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9781585677160
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£8.23

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Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A compendium of facts and information about William Shakespeare and his work that will allow you to answer questions such as: Why is there a curse on one of Shakespeare's plays? Or, Why did 'Romeo and Juliet' nearly have a happy ending? Or,… Read more
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THE INSTRUMENT

by O'Hara, John

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Published
1967
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Near Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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£14.99

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New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Good Plus. O'Hara's twelfth novel, a late work by this underappreciated writer, features Yank Lucas, a playwright, who after years of deprivation and dogged hard work, conquers Broadway, only to find success not truly fulfilling with still a need to find himself; boards and text are… Read more
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CORONADO

by Lehane, Dennis

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Published
2006
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Fine
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First Edition, First Printing.
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9780061139673
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£12.46

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New York: William Morrow & Co., 2006. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The award-winning Lehane's eighth book is a collection of five gritty, inter-related short stories and the two act play, "Coronado," which gives the book its title. It follows such bestselling mystery-thrillers as "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island.
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IN AMERICA

by Sontag, Susan

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Published
2000
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
ISBN
9780374175405
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£54.90

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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Sontag's final novel, which won the National Book Award in 2000, features Marina Zalenska, a Polish actress who came to American in 1876 to found a commune in California. When the commune failed Marina returned to the stage to become a star to… Read more
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THE SENSATIONAL RESTORATION

by Jensen, H. James, Editor

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Published
1996
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Good Plus to Very Good
Edition
First Printing, First Paperback Edition.
ISBN
9780253210593
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£5.07

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Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996. First Printing, First Paperback Edition. . Trade Paperback. Good Plus to Very Good. A representative selection of the thought and literature of the English Restoration of the mid-to-late 17th Century, including excerpts from Hobbes' "Leviathan;" Charleton's "The Ephesian Matron;" Etherege's "The Man of Mode;" Wycherly's "The Plain Dealer;" and poetry from Dryden, Sackville,… Read more
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CORONADO

by Lehane, Dennis

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Published
2006
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Very Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing.
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9780061139673
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£24.28

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New York: HarperCollins, 2006. First Edition, First Printing. . Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. the eighth book from the award-winning author of "Mystic River" and "Shutter Island" is a collection of grim, inter-related short stories and a two-act play, "Until Gwen;" This unread Limited Edition is Signed by Lehane on a specially bound-in title page. A Fine Collectable. … Read more
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