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Rights of Man : Collector's Edition Bound in Genuine Leather

By: Paine, Thomas, with Howard Fast; Illustrated by Lynd Ward

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 20365

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


269 pages; 4to (11.5") 30 cm; Tall hardcover, dark gray-green morocco leather, [xvi] + 269 pages, gilt lettering and decor, all edges gilt, pale gray moire satin cloth endpapers, pale green page-marker ribbon, numerous b/w and monochrome illustrations, color portrait frontispiece illustration of Thomas Paine. ; Originally published 1791-1792. This edition 1979, with new introduction by Howard Fast, illustrations by Lynd Ward. ; Publisher's bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Endpapers a bit faded around edges. No other defects. No jacket, as issued. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Serie... View more info

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In Quest of Candlelighters

By: Patchen, Kenneth

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation: 1972

Seller ID: 20094

ISBN: 0811201414

Condition: Very Good+


137 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, [vi] + 137 pages, 29 b/w illustrations and typograpical designs by author. ; Contains four characteristically dark works by highly under-rated innovative poet Kenneth Patchen which may or may not be described as poetry: 1) Panels for the walls of heaven. 2) Angel-carver blues. 3) Bury them in God. 4) They keep riding down all the time. ; Almost no wear. A touch of sunning to covers. Priceinked out on rear. View more info

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Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen

By: Patchen, Kenneth

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation: 1989

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 20095

Condition: Near Fine


504 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, [vi] + 504 pages, over 400 stunningly original poems. ; Copyright 1969. This is 9th printing, 1989. A massive but not totally complete collection, selected by the poet himself. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. View more info

Works of Banjo Paterson, the : With an Introduction and Bibliography

By: Paterson, Andrew Barton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions: 1995

Seller ID: 14871

ISBN: 185326430X

Condition: Very Good+


268 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Softcover, [xii] + 268 pages, 2 indexes, about 100 original ; Ballads and poems by the famous author of Waltzing Matilda. ; Amazonbuyers please note: image does not match this edition. This edition is 1995, has photo of Paterson on front. ; Very minor edgewear. Pages starting to yellow from age. No other defects. ; Wordsworth Poetry Library Series View more info

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Great Gutenberg Bible, the : Speech and Reply

By: Peissl, Herman, and Otto H. F. Vollbehr

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Stone Printing & Manufacturing Company: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 18469

Condition: Very Good


20 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Tan softcover booklet, bound with tan cord as issued, 20 unnumbered pages, 4 b/w photos with captions. ; Limited edition of 2525. Speech by Dr. Herman Peissl OSB of Carinthia, Austria, seller of the bible, and reply by Dr. Otto H. F. Vollbehr, purchaser, who donated same to the Library of Congress. Foreword by Ross A. Collins. ; Interior unmarked apart from items affixed. Covers faintly spotted, partly split along bound edge, otherwise binding is solid. A unique piece of bibliographic history. ; Former owner, John P. Schuch, affixed several items to pages of thi... View more info

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Satyrica : London Folio Society Edition in Slipcase

By: Petronius Arbiter, with Frederic Raphael; Illustrated by Neil Packer

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Folio Society: 2003

Seller ID: 19703

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


157 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth over spine, red bands and gold lettering on spine, fantastic gold and copper-toned geometric patterns on boards, orange pictorial endpapers, 157 pages, 1 b/w drawings, 7 full-color plates. ; Translated and introduction by Frederic Raphael. ; As always, an elegantly typeset, beautifully illustrated edition of a literary classic from London Folio Society. ; No defects to book. No jacket, as issued. Slipcase, which is unlettered, is present and intact but discolored on one panel. View more info

True Grit : (1st Paperback Edition, 1969)

By: Portis, Charles

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Signet/New American Library: 1969

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 13179

ISBN: 1127417983

Condition: Near Fine


190 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, textured covers, all edges inked yellow. Published prior to release of film, but has 4 b/w and 1 color photo from film on inside covers and rear cover, with front cover a painting in style of Grant Wood showing young lady in rustic dress with horse and rifle. ; Signet Q3761. Copyright 1968. This is 1st paperback edition, February, 1969. Photos feature John Wayne and Kim Darby. ; A touch of sunning only. Appears unread. Quite scarce in any condition. ; Signet Q Series; Vol. 3761 View more info

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Dirty and Dirtier Little Limericks : 680 of Those Unforgettable Rhymes You Never Can Remember

By: Portland House

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1981

Seller ID: 21243

ISBN: 0517489783

Condition: Near Fine


180 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Tan softcover, [viii] + 180 pages, 680 charmingly dirty limericks. ; Copyright 1980. This edition dated 1981. Later printing assumed. ; This volume combines two bawdy classics, Dirty Little Limericks, and Dirtier Little Limericks. ; No marks or defects. View more info

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Hero for Henry, A

By: Purdum, Herbert R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1968

Seller ID: 20610

Condition: Good+


222 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback novel, 222 pages + 2-pg publisher catalog in rear, all edges inked yellow. ; Ace 32880. 'A rip-snortin' new Western by the Spur-winning author of My Brother John.' The new deputy of the lawless town is a greenhorn but his sidekick is 'a pistol-packing, puma-tempered, scatter-brained but beautiful tomboy named Henry.' ; Light edgewear. Indelible ink mark (from used bookstore) on top edge and bottom edge. No other marks. Pages starting to yellow from age. Spine very lightly creased. Binding tight. Quite scarce in any condition. ; Ace Books Series View more info

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Flight of the Chiefs : Epic Poetry of Fiji

By: Quain, Buell Halvor, with William Ellery Leonard

Price: $42.00

Publisher: J. J. Augustin Publisher: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21008

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


248 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, tan cloth, [xvi] + 248 pages, fold-out map of Vanua Levu island, 6 b/w photos on glossy plates including portrait photo of storyteller Ba Vulolo, glossary, introduction with much info on pronunciation and dialect, 5 epic chants, 5 serenades, 5 dances, 9 epic tales, 16 stories, 15 fables or animal stories; 15 songs and 40 tales in total. No tunes. ; Foreword by William Ellery Leonard. ; Each song or tale is given in literal English translation, with copious footnotes explaining geography, linguistics, dialects, customs, etc. ; Book shows no visible w... View more info

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Ye Little Olde Picture Album

By: Rabbin Schenkel

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Rabbin-Schenkel: 1943

Seller ID: 16311

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover. White wire spiral binding, brown covers, 32 pages printed one side only, with humorous b/w cartoons, but the faces missing, and small die-cut holes where the faces should be. ; Instruction sheet laid in, as issued, states: 'Mount your own appropriate snapshot directly behind cut-out opening in comic illustration. That is all.' This is an actual book from 1943, not a flimsy overpriced reprint. ; Book shows only a touch of sunning to edges. Otherwise appears unused. Scarce. View more info

At the Sign of the Jack O ' Lantern

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $22.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20043

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


353 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Hardcover, pale gray cloth decorated in white and gilt, top edge gilt, 353 pages. Text in black with page headers in red throughout. ; Same date (1905) on copyright page and title page. ; A haunted house is filled with a mass of wacky relatives bickering over the inheritance left by a mysterious old man. ; Light shelfwear. Owner name twice and date (1905) penned on front endpaper. No other defects. (Amazonbuyers please note: their image shows green cloth; ours looks same except ours is pale gray cloth) View more info

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Graffiti : Selected Scrawls from Bathroom Walls

By: Reisner, Robert

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Parallax Publishing Company: 1967

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19783

Condition: Very Good+


64 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Gray softcover booklet, 64 pages, 8 b/w photos and facsimiles, over 400 authentic graffiti witticisms presented. ; Copyright 1967. This is 2nd printing, June, 1967. ; A touch of edgewear only. View more info

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Verses for Eloise, by Her Daddy : Christmas 1931

By: Richberg, Donald

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Donald Richberg: 1931

Seller ID: 18934

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


24 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Softcover booklet, pale ivory-white covers, green lettering, bound with green cord as issued, 24 pages, laid paper throughout, 10 original poems with rhyme and meter. ; This charming booklet of sweet poems in the style of A. A. Milne or Mother Goose was written by Donald Randall Richberg (1881-1960) for his two-year-old daughter Eloise. Richberg was an attorney best known for co-writing the National Industrial Recovery Act (1933) and heading the National Recovery Administration during the Depression. Here he turns his pen to lighthearted topics such as the Nobl... View more info

Child-World, A, 1e : (1st Edition, 1897)

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bowen-Merrill Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13213

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


209 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, red cloth, gilt title and decor on spine, gilt lettering and rules on front, top edge gilt, laid paper throughout, 209 pages plus 14-page publisher catalog in rear. ; Copyright 1896. Title page 1897. No additional printings listed. ; Moderate exterior wear. Small chips to cloth at heel and crown. Light foxing here and there. No other marks. Binding tight. View more info

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Old Sweetheart of Mine, An

By: Riley, James Whitcomb; Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1902

Seller ID: 17189

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


96 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Hardcover, gray-green cloth decorated in pink and green, gilt lettering, eliptical paste-down on front with illustration of the author's sweetheart, 96 unnumbered glossy pages on heavy stock, pink decorations throughout, 19 full-page monochrome illustrations. ; Copyright 1888. This edition 1902. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. Decorations by Virginia Keep. One of Riley's best-loved poems, arranged here in a lavish gift-book style presentation. ; Book shows a touch of wear to heel and crown, and a very small pale area of discoloration to fore-edge. Paste-do... View more info

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Curve of the Catenary, the : Mystery Thriller, Abridged, Illustrated

By: Rinehart, Mary Roberts; Illustrated by Axelrod

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Royce Publishers: 1944

Seller ID: 20655

Condition: Very Good


128 pages; 32mo (4.75") 12 cm; Small format (3.1 x 4.75 inches) softcover booklet, 128 pages, lurid color cover art, numerous b/w illustrations in text. ; Copyright 1939. This is Quick Reader abridged edition 1944. 'The most unusual mystery thriller ever penned.' Cover art by Axelrod. Illustrations by Cirkle. ; Light edgewear. Both covers have light crease to lower tip. No marks, no other defects. Binding tight. Scarce. ; Quick Reader Series; Vol. 121 View more info

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In Group, the : Paperback Original

By: Roberts, Herb

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Softcover Library: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19819

Condition: Very Good


160 pages; 12mo (7.25") 18 cm; Paperback, color illustrated cover, all edges inked yellow, 155 + 5 pages. ; Softcover Library B833X K. 1965. Blurb: What happens when bored and lonely women become too sophisticated? These suburban housewives had their own sexual code. Anything went, even lesbianism, so long as it was limited to their club! ; Very minor edgewear. Covers foxed. Pages yellowed from age but not brittle. Binding tight and square. Quite scarce. View more info

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Humorous Short Stories : Match Set

By: Roberts, Jayne

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Schlesinger's Inc: 1955

Seller ID: 14306

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


4 pages; 32mo (3.75") 10 cm; Amusing set of 8 small boxes of matches enclosed in a book-shaped outer box that folds open to reveal b/w cartoon illustrations with captions. Interior slogan: Humorous Matches. ; A most bizarre novelty item. ; Set is intact, no matches have been removed; in fact, it appears that in order to use the matches one would have to destroy the item. Edgewear is evident but no serious defects. (Image shows spine and front cover) View more info

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Lectures on Pilgrim's Progress : Also a Sketch of the Author's Life and Labors

By: Rodgers, James, with William. M. McElwee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: United Presbyterian Orphans Home: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21171

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


529 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, dark gray-green cloth, gilt spine lettering, [xii] + 529 pages, pale green endpapers, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving of James Rodgers with tissue guard, 27 essays and lectures. ; Copyright by United Presbyterian Orphans Home of North America, 1883. Same date. Printed by Myers, Shinkle & Company, Pittsburgh. Foreword by James A. Fulton. Lengthy bio of Rev. James Rodgers DD (noted Presbyterian divine) by William. M. McElwee. ; This vast tome ranges over every symbol and scripture reference in Pilgrim's Progress and explains them all in exacting deta... View more info