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Vanity Fair : Collector's Edition Bound in Genuine Leather (Easton Press)

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace, with John T. Winterich; Illustrated by William Makepeace Thackeray

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 20354

Condition: Very Good+


759 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, dark blue-black leather, gilt lettering and decor, [xxii] + 759 pages, all edges gilt, bright blue moire cloth endpapers, blue page-marker ribbon. ; 'Illustrated with two hundred drawings made by the author for the f*rst edition, with an introduction by John T. Winterich.' Originally published 1847-1848. This edition 1979. ; No visible signs of wear. Original publisher's bookplate affixed to front endpaper, owner name in pen. No other defects. ; 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series View more info

Image for Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, the :  Mrs. Perkin's Ball ; Our Street ; Dr. Birch ; the Kickleburys on the Rhine ; the Rose and the Ring (Leather Binding, 1871)

Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh, the : Mrs. Perkin's Ball ; Our Street ; Dr. Birch ; the Kickleburys on the Rhine ; the Rose and the Ring (Leather Binding, 1871)

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace; Illustrated by W. M. Thackeray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder & Company: 1871

Seller ID: 16199

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


488 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Full dark blue-green leather, six compartments on spine, beautiful gilt rules and decor on both boards and spine, decorative inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, [viii] + 328 pages + 76 full-page b/w line illustrations by the author on unnumbered plates. ; This edition dated 1871, no date on reverse of title page; we acquired it in a lot of books from 1880s. ; Edges show moderate wear. Gift note in old ink on front blank page. Former owner has affixed five additional illustrations by Thackeray onto front and rear blank pages. Binding tight. Overa... View more info

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Queens of the Nile, Now : (Signed)

By: Thomas, Ingrid D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ingrid Thomas: 1982

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19386

Condition: Near Fine


36 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Softcover, gold-toned covers, 36 pages. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author. Inside front cover also inscribed and SIGNED by Adisa M. Anderson, author's husband. ; Calligraphy by Abenaa Poindexter. Photos by Ronnie Phillips. ; Briefly describes, in poetical fashion, 8 famous woman Pharaohs and Queens of Africa, from 1500 BCE to 1896 CE, and gives a modern full-page artistic photo of each (sepia-toned photo of costumed model) ; Only a whisper of wear. No marks apart from autographs. Appears unread. View more info

War and Peace, Complete in 2 Volumes

By: Tolstoy, Leo, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude; Illustrated by Vassily Verestchagin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Press: 1938

Seller ID: 18891

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


1712 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Set of two hardcover volumes, brown cloth, silver decor, top edges brown, [xxiv] + 815 + [xvi] + 857 pages, 1712 total pages, chronology, footnotes, endnotes. ; Written by Leo Tolstoy. Edited and translated by Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude. Introduction by George Macy. Color illustrations (vol-2 only) reproduced from paintings of Napoleonic Wars by Vassily Verestchagin, b/w illustrations by Fritz Eichenberg. ; No jackets, as issued. Books show no wear. No marks. Very slight fading to spines. Original slipcase of unlettered boxboard is present, quite worn but mos... View more info

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Killing and Dying : Six Stories by Adrian Tomine

By: Tomine, Adrian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly: 2016

Seller ID: 20766

ISBN: 1770462090

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


124 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Tan hardcover, heavy illustrated boards, title on jacket of clear acetate, 124 pages, dark gray illustrated endpapers, illustrated throughout in comic book style, mostly in full color. ; Copyright 2015. This is 2nd printing, 2016. Six short stories by famed creator of Optic Nerve. ; No marks or defects to book or jacket. Appears unread. View more info

Mills of Tuxbury, The

By: Townsend, Virginia F. ; Illustrated by F. T. Merrill

Price: $16.00

Publisher: A. K. Loring: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12591

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


363 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Original full green cloth, gilt lettering and decor on front and spine, pale yellow endpapers, 4 b/w illustraions on glossy plates, including frontispiece. ; Dated 1871. No additional printings. Illustrations by Frank Thayer Merrill, engraved by John Andrew & Son. ; Picturesque novel of life in a New England mill town, with woman protagonist, authored by longtime assistant editor of Arthur's Home Magazine. ; Moderate exterior wear, mainly to lower tips. Pages a bit yellowed from age. 8 leaves creased at upper tips, not affecting text. Owner name and address p... View more info

Following the Equator : A Journey around the World (1st Edition, 1897)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $85.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20347

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


712 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Hardcover, blue cloth, gilt lettering and decor on spine, elephant illustration on front pastedown, 712 pages, numerous b/w photos and illustrations throughout. ; 1st edition, title page 1897, copyright page 1897, number 11 imprinted on lower margin page 161. ; One of the best and most unusual travel memoirs published in 19th century America. Mark Twain travels around the globe recording wondrous sights and adventures. ; We have graded this item Poor. Cloth spotted, endpapers chipped and discolored. Front pastedown rubbed. Gift note in fountain pen on front fly... View more info

Image for 1601, Or, Sociall Fireside Conversation in Ye Time of Ye Tudors :  Being a Curious Extract from Ye Diary of Ye Cupbearer to Her Majestie, Queene Elizabeth, of Blessed Memory

1601, Or, Sociall Fireside Conversation in Ye Time of Ye Tudors : Being a Curious Extract from Ye Diary of Ye Cupbearer to Her Majestie, Queene Elizabeth, of Blessed Memory

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Blue Grass Press: 1929

Seller ID: 19786

Condition: Near Fine in Fair dust jacket


20 pages; 8vo (8.75") 22 cm; Hardcover, pale blue boards, 20 pages numbered to 14, laid paper with deckle edges throughout, b/w frontispiece illustration by RR. ; (A later edition had annotations by Roy J. Friedman; this unit has no annotations) ; Limited edition. This is number 68 of 1000, stated. First publication from Blue Grass Press, 1929, quaintly spelled Blew Grass Press on title page. ; Mark Twain's scandalous short story, never published in his lifetime, in which William Shakespeare and other upper crust characters at court of Queen Elizabeth I blithely discuss farting, debauching... View more info

Story of Mary's Little Lamb, the : The Story of Mary and Her Little Lamb, As Told by Mary and Her Neighbors and Friends

By: Tyler, Mary Sawyer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Longfellow's Wayside Inn: 1956

Seller ID: 17829

Condition: Near Fine


48 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, stiff gray leatherette covers, side-stapled binding, 48 glossy pages, 38 b/w photos and facsimiles. ; Originally published by Mr and Mrs Henry Ford, 1928. This edition 1956. True facts behind the beloved poem, Mary Had a Little Lamb, the school where it took place, the original poet, published editions through the years, the first music (1831) it was set to, and more. ; Owner name and date (1964) neatly penned on title page. No other defects. View more info

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Oh ! Calcutta ! : An Entertainment with Music Devised by Kenneth Tynan, Directed by Jacques Levi

By: Tynan, Kenneth; Illustrated by Clovis Trouille

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19289

Condition: Very Good+


190 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback, 190 pages, about 60 b/w photos from the production. Many nudes. ; Black Cat B-226. Published by Black Cat Books, division of Evergreen Books, imprint of Grove Press, 1969. ; Scripts and photos from the most famous sexy, bawdy, smutty, raunchy, racy play of the 1960s, written with collaboration of Peter Schickele, Samuel Beckett, Jules Feiffer, John Lennon, Sam Shepard and more. ; Covers show light shelfwear. No other defects. ; Black Cat B Series; Vol. 226 View more info

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Trinity : A Novel of Ireland

By: Uris, Leon

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1978

Seller ID: 21151

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


751 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Book Club Edition; Hardcover, dark green fabrikoid, 751 pages, several b/w maps and diagrams, monochrome endpaper maps. ; Book club edition stated on jacket flap. No dimple. Copyright 1976. We assume this unit was released in 1978. Code on jacket (1990) is not a date. ; Book shows only very light edgewear. Owner name penned on reverse of front free endpaper. Jacket has visible edgewear, one small chip, three small closed tears, but all readable. View more info

Search for the Rabbit, The, and What it Taught Allison : A New Report from Wonderland (Signed)

By: Valloglise, P. Luc

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lorien House: 1988

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20098

Condition: Near Fine


138 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; White softcover, 138 pages, line drawings by author, 26 chapters, each featuring one letter of alphabet. Not written for children but suitable for all ages. ; Isbn 0934852553. Blurb: 'Taking the wrong subway train in New York, Allison encounters a series of talkative characters leading her through the maze of Wonderland until it all begins to make sense.' ; front blank page inscribed and SIGNED by author. View more info

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Daffodil Murder, The

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Triangle Books: 1938

Seller ID: 21355

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


305 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, black lettering, blue endpapers, 305 pages. ; Copyright 1921. This edition May, 1938. ; A classic mystery-thriller by the famed and prolific British author of King Kong. ; Almost no sign of use. Cloth on spine very slightly faded. Pages starting to yellow from age. No marks. Lacks jacket. Binding tight. ; With this item you will also get three additional Edgar Wallace mystery-thrillers, all vintage hardcovers in similar condition: The Hairy Arm, The Secret House, The Strange Countess. View more info

Robert Elsmere

By: Ward, Mary Augusta (Mrs. Humphrey Ward)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John B. Alden, Publisher: 1895

Seller ID: 20169

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


657 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, black decor, gilt title on spine, 657 pages. ; Mrs. Humphrey Ward (1851-1920) was one of the most popular novelists of the late 19th century. This, her most famous novel, originally published 1888, was loosely based on life of radical Unitarian minister Moncure Daniel Conway. Mrs. Ward herself was also Unitarian but a staunch opponent of woman suffrage. This novel was an enormous bestseller in its day and controversy swirled around it for years. ; Cloth shows light edgewear mainly at heel and crown. No marks. Spine slightly misshapen b... View more info

Image for Zenobia ; Or, the Fall of Palmyra :  In Letters of L. Manlius Piso, from Palmyra, to His Friend, Marcus Curticus, At Rome

Zenobia ; Or, the Fall of Palmyra : In Letters of L. Manlius Piso, from Palmyra, to His Friend, Marcus Curticus, At Rome

By: Ware, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: John B. Alden, Publisher: 1892

Seller ID: 16200

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


191 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Dark brown cloth, black lettering and decor, 191 pages, main text in 2 columns. ; Historical romance, a ficionalized account of Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra (Syria, Palestine, Egypt and other areas) who went to war against the Roman Empire in the 3rd Century. ; Originally published in 1836. This edition dated 1892. Owner name on front endpaper dated 1898. This was a popular book in its time and was reprinted often; exact number of this printing is unknown. ; Written by the Rev. William Ware (1797-1852) who was perhaps more famous as a novelist than as a Unitarian... View more info

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Day of the Locust, The

By: West, Nathanael, with Budd Schulberg

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Time Inc: 1965

Seller ID: 21358

Condition: Very Good+


168 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, stiff black and pink covers with chaotic illustrations, [xxiv] + 168 pages. ; Copyright 1939. This edition, with new introduction by Budd Schulberg, 1965. ; Dark, sprawling novel with dysfunctional human beings and mob violence set in 1930s Hollywood. Made into major film 1975 starring Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Karen Black, William Atherton. ; Lower tip of front cover missing. Spine slightly rolled. No other defects. Scarce edition. ; Time Reading Program Special Edition Series View more info

Youth Walks on the Highway : Limited Edition, 1930

By: Wetjen, Albert Richard; Illustrated by John Alan Maxwell

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heron Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 12947

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


69 pages; 8vo (9.75") 25 cm; Hardcover, dark green cloth over spine, gilt lettering, brown and yellow patterned boards, deckle edges, b/w woodcut decorative initials throughout, and 11 b/w woodcut illustrations. Many nudes of both sexes but no highly explicit illustrations. ; First edition stated, also limited edition, number 664 of 750 stated. Erotica. F/m bondage story with woman dominatrix. ; Edges of boards quite worn. Foxing to a few leaves. No marks apart from limitation number in old ink. Binding tight. View more info

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Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whitter, the : Household Edition with Illustrations, 1892

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1892

Seller ID: 21607

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


547 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering and decor, [xx] + 547 pages, dark green endpapers, b/w frontispiece portrait engraving with tissue guard, biographical sketch of Whittier, main text in 2 columns, endnotes, 2 indexes, 11 illustrations in text; This is an actual book from 1892, not a flimsy computer-generated knockoff. ; Bookplate with sepia-tone illustration, name in fountain pen, same name on front flyleaf.. View more info

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Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams : Enlarged Edition with a New Introduction by Randall Jarrell

By: Williams, William Carlos, with Randall Jarrell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation: 1969

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 21614

Condition: Very Good


174 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, b/w portrait photo on front, [xviii] + 174 pages, index, about 100 poems. ; NDP131. Originally published 1949. This is expanded edition, 1968, 6th printing, 1969. Brilliant introduction by Randall Jarrell. ; Very little wear. Pages starting to yellow from age. Several leaves lightly creased at upper tip. Three pages have a brief note penned in margin. No other defects. ; New Directions Paperbook Series; Vol. 131 View more info

Wilsons Tales of the Borders, Volume 3 : And of Scotland, 1887

By: Wilson, John Mackay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: James Gemmell: 1887

Seller ID: 12577

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


224 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Ex-Library; Hardcover, blue cloth, black decor, 224 + 32 pages, gilt spine lettering and coat of arms on front, pale yellow endpapers, 12 tales. 32-pg publisher catalog in rear, as issued, with several b/w portrait illustrations. ; Volume 3 ONLY of a series of 8. Each vol stands alone. Tales are: The Guidwife of Coldingham. Adventures of Launcelot Errington. Judith the Egyptian. The Deserted wife. The Unbidden guest. The Covenanting family. The Festival. The Simple man is the beggar's brother. The Unknown. The Solitary of the cave. The Order of the Garter. The... View more info