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The Tattooed Countess: a romantic novel with a happy ending

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1924

Seller ID: 3-2-918

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Published august 1924, first edition fourth printing. Corners bumped. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Pages lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. After decades in Europe Ella Poore, age 50, returns to Maple Valley, Iowa, as the Countess Nattatorrini, leaving a dead husband and assorted playboy-gigolos in Paris and Rome. It's now the turn-of-the-20thC and she wants to see once again her spinster sister Lou and the terrain where she grew up. But nothing has changed and it's just as boring as ever in Philistia. Her sissy frets about her use of lipstick and cigarettes. Wors... View more info

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PENROD - FIRST THUS ILLUSTRATED BY GORDON GRANT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1914-01-01

Edition: First THUS

Seller ID: c17-4-9

Condition: Collectible: Good


Green cloth cover with black lettering.Previous owner's name written on inside front board.Frontis of Wesley Barry as Penrod. 11 black and white illustrations. View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass - Photoplay Edition

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1920-01-01

Seller ID: c18-3-142

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Pastedown picture on the cover of Alice and the white rabbit.Cover has cloth deterioration from insects. Edge and corner wear. Spine pulled and split at the top. Small stains on outside page edges and around the plates. Previous owner's name on fep. Overall inside pages are clean with a few fingerprints. Binding is tight.Photoplay Edition with black and white pictures. View more info

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WONDERLAND STORIES FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE WONDER BOOK, SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, ROBINSON CRUSOE, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS SIMPLIFIED BY ELIZABETH LEWIS

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: JB Lippincott: 1917-01-01

Seller ID: c18-3-143

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Cover has small stains, corner wear, and wear on heel and toe of spine. Crease on front board. Previous school ower's name on fep. Pages yellowed near color plates. Some fingerprints but overall inner pages are clean. Foxing on endpapers.Into this volume of Wonderland Stories have been gathered some of the gems of child literature. The first six are taken from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Pandora's Box is one of the old classics transformed by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The other stories are taken from tales like Swiss Family Robinson and Gulliver's Travel... View more info

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Oscar Wilde and His Literary Circle: A Catalog of Manuscripts and Letters in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

By: (Oscar Wilde) FINZI, John Charles (Compiler).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1957-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2-2-903

Condition: Collectible: Good


First edition. Ex-library book with stamps and withdrawn stamp. Cover is sunfaded on spine and edges. Top front corner crushed. Some cloth deterioration on the back of the cover. Pages lightly yellowed. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A Catalog of Manuscripts and Letters in the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library View more info

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If Winter Comes [Hardcover] by hutchinson, a

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and company: 1922-01-01

Seller ID: 716

Condition: Used: Very Good


1922, fourth impression, Green Cloth Hardcover, 415 pages plus ads, 8 3/4" tall. Very Good. Slight edgewear. Name on endpaper. Book slightly askew. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. When the story opens, Mark Sabre is thirty four years of age and has been married eight years. He is a whimsical, loveable idealist, bound to be misunderstood and most of all by his wife Mabel, who is practical, conventional, without humor or imagination, and a snob. View more info

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Molly Make-Believe

By: Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell; Illustrated By Walter Tittle; Black & White Plates [Illustrator]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1915-01-01

Seller ID: c18-3-146

Condition: Used: Acceptable


Front board is bent, Tanned edges and spine. Inscription on endpaper. Tanning on pages opposite plates. Overall inside pages clean and binding is tight.Book askew.Recovering from a long illness, Boston businessman Carl Stanton is unable to accompany his fiancee Cornelia on a mid-winter trip to warm and sunny Jacksonville. Lonely, bored, and disappointed in Cornelia's lack of affection, Carl decides to answer an advertisement from the Serial Letter Company, which promises real letters, delivering comfort and entertainment, from imaginary persons. Carl signs up for their love letter program, thi... View more info

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The Divine Comedy

By: Alighieri, Dante

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1947-01-01

Seller ID: 4-5-1720

Condition: Used: Very Good


No dust jacket. Illustrated by Umberto Romano. Color plates. Corners bumped. Spine darkened. Light yellowing on outside page edges.The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia is a poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered as one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world view as it had developed in the Western Church by the 14th century. It is divided into three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. On the surface, the poem describ... View more info

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The Autobiography of a Bellboy

By: Allison Hardy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Private Edition: 1965-01-01

Seller ID: 7-5-1909

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Red dust jacket is heavily chipped and missing a piece on the front. The dust jacket is cello-taped to the book. Book is green wraps. The header in the book is The Autobiography of a Pimp. Pages yellowing but overall clean.No title or copyright page.A fascinating story of a young boy who starts work as a bell hop in a hotel. He quickly learned that a bright young lad can make spare money by supplying traveling salesmen with a means of relaxation. View more info

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Tomorrow Morning Anne Parrish 1927 [Hardcover] by Anne Parrish

By: Anne Parrish

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap: 1927-01-01

Seller ID: 470

Condition: Used: Very Good


Red Cloth Hardcover, 305 pages, 7 3/4" tall, fifteenth printing, Very Good. Cover has light rubbing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. This is the bestselling novel of a young widow"s courage in raising a child and getting on with her life after her husband dies., View more info

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ORLANDO FURIOSO di M. Lodovico Ariosto, tutto Ricorretto et di Nuove Figure Adornato

By: Ariosto M. Lodovico

Price: $3,800.00

Publisher: Venetia Vencenzo Valgrifi: 1556

Seller ID: c15-1-43

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Written in Italian. Vellum binding with laces showing along spine. Corners and edges worn and bumped. Some small holes and burn marks in the vellum. Outside pages stained in blue. Light foxing on endpapers and small holes worn through front board paper where laces have worn through. Note with previous owner's name, written in brown ink on back of first endpaper. Some stains and fingerprints but overall a clean edition. Book appears to have had some professional restoration with new tissue guard between frontis of author and title page. Title page illustration was precisely cut and glued to a ... View more info

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Denry the audacious, by Bennett, Arnold

By: Arnold Bennett

Price: $50.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & company: 1911

Seller ID: 256

Condition: Used: Very Good


First American Edition Green Cloth Hardcover with gilt lettering, 350 pages, Scarce early novel. Corners slightly bumped. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. At age 12, Denry begins his career by altering his marks in a test sufficiently to earn him a scholarship to grammar school. At 16, he leaves school to work for Mr Duncalf, the town clerk and a solicitor. Duncalf is responsible for organising an exclusive ball; Denry "invites" himself, then also a few others in exchange for things he will need, such as lessons from dance instructor Ruth Earp. On a bet, he audaciously asks the... View more info

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In St Jurgen Storm 1904 German Language Study

By: Beckmann, J H

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ginn and Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 001214

Condition: Very Good


Ginn & Co. 1904 Hard Cover Good 12mo-over 6�"-7�" tall. Red cloth hardcover. This antique volume is a reprint of Storm"s classic German-language work, annotated by Beckmann for the English-speaking student of German. Includes an extensive dictionary of vocabulary from the story. Very Good. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. View more info

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Angkor: Art and Civilization

By: Bernard Groslier

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Praeger: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-4-4

Condition: Collectible: Good


Dust jacket is poor with rubbing, chipping, tears and stains on edges. Foxing on endpapers. Previous owner's name on inside front board. Outside page edges have small stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Book provides a visual conspectus of the civilization of ancient Cambodia. Book covers the Khmer civilization, its social structure and economic organization & explains how they created the unique buildings in Cambodia. Contains 6 plates in color and 115 illustrations in photogravure. A participant in the continuing Angkor investigations, the author has spent recent years helping t... View more info

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Basilica S. S. Udalrici et Afrae Augustae Vindelicorum. Historice descripta atq aeneis figuris illustrata

By: Bernardo Hertfelder

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: Augustae Vindelicorum Augsburg: 1627-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: c15-1-8

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


1627 First Edition. Contemporary full vellum. Quarto. pp[viii], 191. Title page nine plates (most folding) and 51 headpieces engraved in copper by Wolf Kilian after Matthias Kager. Light stains. Two early library stamps on title page. Covers slightly creased. Work on the basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg began in 1474 but wasn't completed until 1603. View more info

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Your Manners Are Showing: The Handbook of Teen-Age Know-How

By: Betty Betz; Betty Betz [Illustrator]; Anne Clark [Contributor];

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1946-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4-5-1625

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


First edition. Bumped corners. Edge wear to corners and spine. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.From author's Introduction, "The teen set, just starting their rounds of parties and dances NEED a special, private etiquette book of their own, so here it is, kids! But why wait 'til it's too late? Get on the right track now and insure your social security for the rest of your play days and evenings. Read before you go to a dance, not after the ball is over. The trouble with etiquette books is that they're like dentists...you never pay any attention to them... View more info

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Greek Civilization Iliad to Parthenon Andre Bonnard 1st

By: Bonnard, Andre

Price: $30.00

Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Ltd: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000249

ISBN: 1399180770

Condition: Very Good


199 pages, Very Good. DJ is chipped, tanned and has a glassine cover. Name on endpaper. Pages yellowing. Inside pages clean and binding is tight. With 32 superb b/w illustrations. Covering the period of growth from Homer to Pericles, including accounts of the Iliad, the Odyssey, the tragedies of Aeschylus, the work of the lyric poets, the status of Greek women, Greek religion, the formation of Athenian democracy under Pericles. View more info

Henrik Ibsen, a critical study: With a 42 page essay on Bjornstjerne Bjornson

By: Brandes, Georg Morris Cohen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: B. Blom: 1964-01-01

Seller ID: 77-3-1960

Condition: Used: Very Good


Book slightly askew. Light tanning on endpaper edges. Previous owner's name on fep. Paper clip and mark from it on last pages. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.A critical analysis of the works of the Norwegian poet, Henrik Ibsen. View more info

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When You Think of Me Erskine Caldwell First Edition

By: Caldwell, Erskine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little Brown and Co.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001297

Condition: Very Good


1959, stated First Edition, Gray Cloth Hardcover with Dust Jacket, 194 pages. This book is the last book listed on page of Books by Erskine Caldwell. Illustrated by Louis Macouillard. DJ has rubbing, chipping and is price clipped. Back of dj has some small stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.Collection of fifteen short stories and sketches. View more info

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Telegraph Avenue: A Novel

By: Chabon, Michael

Price: $74.00

Publisher: Harper: 2012-09-11

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1-1-1336

ISBN: 0061493341

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Signed by author on title page without inscription. Second edition. Signed sticker on front of dust jacket. DJ has scratch in top right corner. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon has transported readers to wonderful places: to New York City during the Golden Age of comic books (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay); to an imaginary Jewish homeland in Sitka, Alaska (The Yiddish Policemen's Union); to discover The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Now he takes us to Telegraph Avenue in a big-hearted and exhilarating novel that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, Cal... View more info