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FATHER SETS THE PACE

By Gontran De Poncins

New York: Doubleday. New in Good dust jacket. 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, with all pages intact and no markings, light age tanning to pages and inside covers, bumping to spine ends. Dustjacket has several small edge tears, age tanning, , small stain on front, light soiling to rear, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. The story of the author's father - a dandy, a wit, a supreme egoist, a comic despot whose zest for life, sublime self-confidence, and passion for perfection kept his family and friends in a constant state of mingled hilarity and despair ..... ; 8vo; All set in a Louis XIII chateau with its three miles of park wall, its rambling wings, its vast kitchens, two libraries, ranging stables and private horse track. An intimate portrait of a rather fantastic life that came to an abrupt end with the onset of World War II. (430noto,0914) .

$12.50

SHEDDING THE YEARS

By James Clark Bennett

New York: Capitol Book Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. 1925 hardcover, no dustjacket. Pages are intact, with occasional light soiling, age tanning to interior, and soiling/tanning to outer edge of pages. Coer has moderate edge/corner wear, moderate soiling/spotting, darkening to spine, wear a bit more pronouned to edges and corners. Appears first blank endpage may have been removed, although there may not have been an endpage initially. (470,8014) ; 8vo; 383 pages .

$16.50

The Rainbow Dictionary

By Wright, Wendell W.

Cleveland: The World Publishing Co.. Very Good+. 1959. Hardcover. World Publishing 1959 edition. Very nice condition for its age - light overall wear. Clean and unmarked. Colour illustrations. Some light page wrinkling seen near front and two small edge tears, bumping to spine ends. Wonderful illustrated dictionary for young children, comprised of 2,300 common words with examples of a sentence or two, eg. JOIN - We join our hands to make a circle. We put our hands together to make a circle.....Larry wants to join the Boy Scouts. He wants to belong to the Boy Scouts. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations) [1230] .

$29.50

HANDS OFF BULLDOG DRUMMOND Yellow Jacket Series

By Gerard Fairlie Following Sapper

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. 1949 first in this edition. HC/DJ - near fine/Good. Yellow Jacket Series. Hardcover clean and unmarked other than slight soiling outer edge of pages, bumping to spine ends and slight wear at corners. Interior has occasional light age tanning. Dustjacket has some scuffing and ink rubbing, with light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, front flap is clipped. A Bulldog Drummond mystery. "Drummond punches his way to success and it's thrills all the way after he makes the toast: 'Here's to Irma Peterson, the world's most attractive woman we can do without most well. ' " (300-noto) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$18.95

THE AMERICAN MERCURY DIGEST Spring 1936
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THE AMERICAN MERCURY DIGEST Spring 1936

By Various Authors; Palmer, Paul (President)

Alfred A. Knopf. Fair. 1936. Softcover. B003NM3JYQ . Fair to good condition. Stapled format, spine is taped. Covers pull away from staples somewhat inside covers but still attached. Moderate edgewear and several small edge tears/chips. Some watermark stains to covers and first section of pages, soiling to rear. Heavy age tanning to pages and occasional light soiling, old price on contents page. Contents: Paradise by James M. Cain; Choosing the Candidate by H. L. Mencken; Hatrack by Herbert Asbury; The Writing Business by Joseph Hergeshelmer; Jack Dempsey by Jim Tully and several others. ; 8vo; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [130-osl] .

$10.50

LES DIABOLIQUES
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LES DIABOLIQUES

By D'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey

London: Paul Elek. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. 2110810548 . Paul Elek, London 1947 first edition. Hardcover has light wear to corners, corner bumping, slight fading to spine. Jacket has creases with light soiling and several small edge tears and chips, not price clipped. Pages are clean other than name written on endpage. Upper edge of pages has a green booksale ink stamp which has seeped in a bit and can be seen at the very top edge of some pages. Some of most celebrated work by Barbey d'Aurevilly, one of the most original of the minor French romantics of the 19th century. [380-noto]; 8vo .

$13.95

WHO HID THE KEY Or Perry Pierce Tracing the Counterfeit Money
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WHO HID THE KEY Or Perry Pierce Tracing the Counterfeit Money

By Locke, Clinton W.

Chicago: Goldsmith Publishing Company. Good in Fair dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Goldsmith Publishing, Chicago,1932 edition. Good hardcover with fair condition dustjacket. Pages are all intact and clean other than gift inscription on 1st endpage, fairly heavy age tanning to pages and inside cover. Cover is clean, however has some discoloration on spine area and age tanning to edges, bumping to corners. Jacket has numerous edge tears and chips, light soiling, and age tanning. One of the Perry Pierce mystery stories for boys. A valuable safe disappears in a strange way. Perry and his chums in the Skull Mystery club offer to hunt for it, but when they locate it, they find that the real mysteryt has just begun.... (338-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages .

$12.50

THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY
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THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY

By Cordell, Alexander

Doubleday & Company. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1959. Hardcover. Pseudonym of George Alexander Graber. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, with light wear at corners, corner bumping and a little rubbing along spine. Jacket has numerous edge chips and tears, soiling to rear, age tanning, price clipped. The story of a family of good intent, but ill fortune who slaved for the owners of the iron-smelting furnaces of a historical Welsh village. [480 ]; 8vo .

$14.95

THE MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCE An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for  the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon  Intelligence Scale
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THE MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCE An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for the Use of the Stanford Revision and Extension of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Scale

By Lewis M. Terman

Houghton and Mifflin. Very Good. 1916. First Edition. Hardcover. Houghton and Mifflin, 1916 printing. Hardcover, no jacket as issued. Pages are all intact and clean and other than name/address written on blank endpage and age tanning inside covers and to page edges, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has a light wear/bumping at corners and light fading to spine. Quite nice condition for it's age. This study of the uses of intelligence tests, the scale used and the problems and success of such is detailed in this thorough and comprehensive examination. [530]; 8vo .

$17.95

CANNERY ROW
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CANNERY ROW

By Steinbeck, John

Viking Press. Good+. 1945. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. B0026PEX64 . Viking Press. 2nd printing before publication, third printing January 1945. NO dustjacket. Yellow cover has light to moderate wear, bumping and rubbing at corners, moderate soiling/spotting of covers, tanning to spine. Pages clean and unmarked other than date written on 1st endpage and some erased pen markings on same page and and a few light spots inside covers. Light age tanning to pages. "Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as is--both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Creating characters based on his memories of real inhabitants of Monterey, California, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Henri, Mack, and the boys in a world where only the fittest survive. " [261]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$21.50

DAVE DAWSON WITH THE AIR CORPS The War Adventure Series
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DAVE DAWSON WITH THE AIR CORPS The War Adventure Series

By Bowen, R. Sidney

Saalfield Publishing. Very Good. 1942. Hardcover. Cover very good with light spotting to spine and upper edge, light wear at corners. Pages all intact, and clean other than inscription and small Christmas sticker on endpage. Partial paper split with small tears at spine at front, a little moreso at rear. Contents page has a closed tear at bottom edge. Age tanning to interior. Dave Dawson joins the Air Corps to help fight the Nazis during WWII. Young adult series. [291]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.50

SYSTEMATIC HOMILETICS
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SYSTEMATIC HOMILETICS

By Proudfoot, Rev. J. J. A.

Toronto: The Westminster Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Westminster Company edition, 1903. Hardcover, no jacket as issued. Cover has moderate wear and rubbing to edges. Interior is good, with no loose pages, occasional light soiling, name crossed out inside cover. Moderately heavy foxing/spotting to outer edge of pages. Contents: Plan of the work and Definition of Homiletics; Objections to and utility of Homiletical culture; Subject and Text; Unity and Invention of the Subject; Discussion; Methods; figurative Texts and Expository Sermons; Rhetorical Development; Appendix. [496 ]; 8vo .

$24.95

CORK STREET, NEXT TO THE HATTERS A Novel in Bad Taste
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CORK STREET, NEXT TO THE HATTERS A Novel in Bad Taste

By Johnson, Pamela Hansford

London: Macmillan. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. 0333059026 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Macmillan 1965. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than a little spotting to top edge and a small number stamp on last page. Jacket has light scuffing, age tanning, light edgewear and light soiling to rear. A satire on the theatre. In Cork Street is the bookshop run by Cosmo Hines and his once notorious wife, the poet Dorothy Merlin.....; 8vo; After a fatal visit to the theatre, accompanied by the reluctant Tom Hariot, to see the latest & least lovely in the current wave of plays, Tom's appalled reaction is to devote himself to writing a play of such unparalleled obscenity and sadism that no manager would dare or wish to present it.....The final battle between Tom & the supporters of his literary Frankenstein's monster is memorably funny...." [405-notosl] .

$8.95

DOCTOR AT SEA

By Richard Gordon

London: Michael Joseph. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1954. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. B0007E1VFW . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Michael Joseph 1954, 8th printing. Hardcover is clean and intact, light age tanning to pages and small bookstore sticker inside cover. A little corner bumping. Jacket has light soiling, age tanning and several small tears and chips to edges, not clipped. Hilarious sequel to Doctor in the House. "Dr Richard Gordon signs on as ship's doctor on a ship bound for South America. Needless to say, it is not destined for smooth sailing!" [308-noto] ; 8vo .

$7.50

HAWAIIAN SOUVENIRS
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HAWAIIAN SOUVENIRS

By Basler, Elsa Cross

Paradise of the Pacific, Ltd.. Good+. 1955. First Edition. Softcover. B004GW3QC2 . Softcover 1955. Cover has moderate edgewear, several creases and one small edge tear, erased price on endpage. Pages are clean and intact. Colour frontispiece by D. Howard Hitchcock. Poems about Hawaii. Includes a glossary of Hawaian terms. (300os) ; 8vo .

$22.00

HARRY THE NEWSBOY And Other Children's Hour Stories
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HARRY THE NEWSBOY And Other Children's Hour Stories

By Byrum, Isabel C.

Indiana: The Berean Press / Gospel Trumpet Co.. Good+. 1926. Hardcover. B003NM459E . No jacket as issued, illustrated boards. Moderate rubbing/wear to edges and corners, small peeled area to front illustration, light soiling. Internal pages tight. Name/date written on endpage. Pages have occasional soiling and a few earmarks. Colour illustrations. 62 pages. Contains the stories: Harry the Newsboy , The Song of the Clock, What will Jesus Think? , Jimmy's Friend, A Balloon that Wouldn't Go Up and A Family of Pigeons. (350os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$16.50

VIRTUE'S BIBLE STORIES
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VIRTUE'S BIBLE STORIES

By Wilson, Theodora Wilson

London: Virtue & Co. Ltd.. Very Good+. 1935. Hardcover. No publication date but believed to be 1935. Very nice condition - red faux leather with gilt lettering on spine. Inscription on endpage, light corner wear to cover and a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Internal pages otherwise clean & tight. Partial paper split at spine inside back cover. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. A variety of children's stories based on bible teachings from the Old & New Testament. Scarce title. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 616 pages; (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to some locations) .

$32.50

SO BENDS THE BAMBOO
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SO BENDS THE BAMBOO

By Lantz, Virginia L.

Vt & Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Charles E. Tuttle - 1959. Hardcover and jacket - VG+/Good. Hardcover is clean other than a little soiling/scuffing to endpages. Pages are all intact, with age tanning and occasional light wrinkling. Jacket has edgewear and several edge small tears and chips, scuffing and age tanning. Attractive b/w illustrations. "With sensitivity and depth, this promising writer brings a fresh and novel focus upon Japan (through poetry & prose) ....As familar bamboo takes new form, so do chrysanthemums, rain and quiet hospitality; and so, many everyday scenes take new perspective..." (400os); 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.95

HOT COUNTRIES

By Waugh, Alec

New York: The Literary Guild of America. Very Good. 1930. Hardcover. B002BPCTC4 . Woodcuts by Lynd Ward. No dustjacket. 1930 Literary Guild. Light wear to edges, a little moreso to spine ends and corners, corner bumping, light soiling to edges and outer edge of pages. . Interior clean and intact. "An account of a series of journeys made by the author to the Far East, the West Indies and among the South Sea Islands between 1926 and 1929. CONTENTS. -At sea. -Tahiti. -La Martinique. -"Gone native. "-Siam. -Ceylon. -The Englishman in the tropics. -The new Hebrides. -The Black republic. -Homewards. -London. "; 8vo; 304 pages .

$14.95

THE EMPTY SHRINE

By William E. Barrett

Doubleday. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1958. Hardcover. Book club edition. Dustjacket has light edgewear and a few small edge tears, very minor soiling, light age tanning. Hardcover has next to no wear, pages clean and intact. Date written on first endpage. 322 pages. "Whether little Valerie Rivard actually had a vision of the Virgin Mary that summer's day on Ile-aux-Erables remained a mystery; but her experience touched the lives of many in the Canadian community on the narrow island in the St. Lawrence River - for, in the years that followed, young Antoine Masson gained a courage he had not known; Celeste Drolet found in this event yet another shattered dream; and Andre Drolet came to know what it was like to love a girl who seemed so far above him........" (400noto) ; 8vo .

$5.95

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