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Breakfast Table Chat : (1e, 1st Edition, 1914)

By: Guest, Edgar A.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Edgar A. Guest: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17535

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


191 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, black cloth, gold lettering, 191 pages, about 150 original poems with rhyme and meter. ; Book shows only minor shelfwear. Rear endpaper tanned from clipping laid in. No other defects. ; Items laid in: 1) old clipping of another poem by Edgar Guest 'AD 1918.' 2) Glossy card with anonymous poem 'Wrought Into Gold.' View more info

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Over Here : War Time Rhymes

By: Guest, Edgar A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Reilly & Britton: 1918

Seller ID: 21185

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


192 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; Small hardcover, red buckram cloth over flexible boards, gilt lettering, tan marbled endpapers, 192 pages, 112 original poems with rhyme and meter. ; Copyright 1918. No additional printings listed. ; Edgar Guest (1881-1959) was one of the most popular poets of his era. His light verse appeared regularly in the Detroit Free Press beginning in 1898. ; Minor edgewear only. No marks, no major defects. Lacks jacket. View more info

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Haec Sancta Ars : Incunabula in the Detroit Public Library

By: Gulewich, Peter John

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Friends of the Detroit Public Library: 1993

Seller ID: 21706

Condition: Near Fine


36 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, tan laid covers, 36 unnumbered pages, printed throughout in black with red highlights, select bibliography, 47 specimens of incunabula listed and described in detail. ; Forewords by Janet Whitson and Samuel Gatteno. ; Bibles, liturgies, histories, literature, etc, printed in first 100 years after invention of printing in Europe. ; Only a touch of shelfwear. No marks or major defects. ; Holiday Keepsake Series; Vol. 40 View more info

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Man Without a Country, the : Caldwell Edition

By: Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $16.00

Publisher: H. M. Caldwell Company: 1897

Seller ID: 21163

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


79 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Small hardcover, olive green cloth, gilt lettering; decor in gilt, orange and green; [xx] + 59 pages, 79 total pages, b/w frontispiece illustration on glossy plate. ; Originally published to great acclaim in 1863. This edition 1896, 2nd printing, 1897, with new preface by author. ; The Rev. Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an author, poet, staunch abolitionist, and longtime pastor of Old South Unitarian Church, Boston. ; Almost no sign of wear. Gilt on spine dull but readable. Front and rear look almost new. Owner name penned on front endpaper, very tiny. No... View more info

Gifted Sinners, the : Complete and Unabridged

By: Ham, Roswell G. Jr.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1954

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20255

Condition: Very Good+


191 pages; 16mo (6.5") 17 cm; Red and gold paperback, 191 pages, list of characters, all edges inked yellow. ; Avon T-139. Copyright 1952. This is 1st paperback edition, complete and unabridged, 1954. One of the classic raunchy novels of the 1950s. ; Spine very slightly creased. Otherwise appears unread. ; Avon Books T Series; Vol. 139 View more info

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Album : Cherished Friendships

By: Hart, Mary W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: J. C. Riker: 1854

Seller ID: 19189

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


120 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, 6.1 x 7.7 inches, 154 x 194 mm, red leather over spine, gilt decor and 'Album' on spine, yellow textured boards, all edges gilt, about 120 unnumbered pages. ; This is an amazing unique item with 28 original poems in honor of one Mary W. Hart, written 1850s by various residents of Huntington county and Wabash county, Indiana. Some are quite extensive, with rich imagery and clever rhymes. Book also includes 6 decorative b/w engravings, as issued. ; Includes original poems by M. W. Ridgway, New Holland, Wabash county, Indiana, 1854; Viola Ridgway, New... View more info

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English Journal, The, Volume 18, Number 2, February 1929 : Official Organ of the National Council of Teachers of English

By: Hatfield, W. Wilbur

Price: $16.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1929

Seller ID: 20985

Condition: Good+


88 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Orange softcover, 88 pages numbered 105-192, 2 short poems, 5 articles by various experts. ; Topics include: Sir J. M. Barrie by J. B. Priestley. The Ubiquious Placement Examination by Rufus A. Coleman. The High School Annual [Yearbook] by Charles H. Butler. The Problem of Standard Speech by Kemp Malone. Plus book reviews, letters to the editor, bibliography of plays for children, more. ; Exterior lightly sunned. Small chip to spine affecting the word Journal. Interior clean, binding tight. View more info

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Backwash, Number 10

By: Hatzman, Marc, and Fly Frankie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Marc Hartzman: 1997

Seller ID: 10806

Condition: Very Good+


44 pages; 8vo (8.5") 22 cm; Softcover, red illustrated cover featuring Jerry Springer, 44 pages, tons of b/w photos. Issue number 10. Xerographically printed. ; Bizarre pop culture fanzine. Interview with Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners. CD reviews. Snarky humor aimed at Cleopatra Jones, Green Lantern, Peanuts, Pinocchio, Jerry Springer, Bob Barker, Richard Dawson, Facts of Life, breakdancing, etc, etc. Strong language. ; Just a touch of exterior wear. No marks or flaws. ; Backwash Series; Vol. 10 View more info

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Mosses from an Old Manse : American Classic Series

By: Hawthorne, Nathanial

Price: $24.00

Publisher: David McKay, Publisher: 1893

Seller ID: 21168

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


472 pages; 12mo (7.5") 19 cm; Hardcover, dark red cloth, gilt rules and lettering, 470 + 2 pages, top edge gilt, 25 short stories by the master of psychological drama and allegory. ; Originally published 1846. This very nice edition 1893. ; A touch of wear to heel and crown. Name in pen and ink on front endpaper in a very small hand. No other marks. Cloth on rear has a few very slight wrinkles, apparently a manufacturing error. Interior clean, binding tight. ; American Classic Series View more info

Cosmic Graffiti

By: Hepp, Barry

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Barry Hepp: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20571

Condition: Near Fine


44 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; White softcover booklet, 44 pages numbered to 41; Original poetry, commentary, epigraphs and bizarre humor from longtime Detroit cab driver. ; Author lightly penciled his name and phone number inside rear cover. Otherwise book is pristine. Scarce. View more info

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Real Cool Killers, the : (1st American Edition, 1959)

By: Himes, Chester

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1959

Edition: Paperback Original

Seller ID: 16048

ISBN: 0451063589

Condition: Near Fine


160 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Paperback original. Cover art depicts a buxom woman smoking and faces of three shadowy men. 160 pages. All edges inked orange. ; Avon T-328. Copyright 1958. This is 1st American edition, 1959. Second book in author's series of Harlem detective mysteries starring Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones. 'A wild, lighting-fast free-wheeling manhunt through the city that never sleeps, with the toughest pair of cops in fiction.' ; Pages are a bit yellowed from age, as usual. Otherwise no defects. Appears unread. Quite scarce in any condition. ; Avon Books T Series;... View more info

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Oliver Wendell Holmes Year Book, The

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1894

Seller ID: 20859

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


190 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; Small hardcover, green cloth, gilt lettering and decor, all edges inked green, green endpapers, frontispiece b/w photo of author, about 190 unnumbered pages, one poem for each day of the year. ; Copyright 1889, 1894. ; Superb collection of short poems and poetic excerpts from the pen of the great Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, a pioneer physician and rare humorist. ; Old gift note penciled on front blank page. No other defects. Appears unread. ; Laid in: two tiny clippings, each with one very droll joke. View more info

Tenderloin : The Shadow World of Prostitutes, Pimps and Penny Ante Grifters (Paperback Original, 1968)

By: Holt, Aram

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Dominion Publishing Company: 1968

Edition: Paperback Original

Seller ID: 13050

Condition: Very Good+


190 pages; 12mo (7") 18 cm; Full subtitle on front cover: 'Exploring the Seamy Side of Life, A Shadow World of Prostitutes, Pimps and Penny Ante Grifters'. ; Dominion Fact Book TNC 130. Reads like fiction. Publisher catalog in rear listing dozens of similar sexploitation titles. ; Light wear to edges of covers. Pages yellowed from age but not brittle. Otherwise clean and square, appears unread. Quite rare in any condition. ; Dominion Fact Book Series; Vol. 130 View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, the : Enlarged and Revised Edition (Humorous and Epic Poems, 1886)

By: Hood, Thomas

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell: 1886

Seller ID: 5416

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


608 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; For lovers of old-time humor. Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, Enlarged and Revised Edition, published by NY: Thomas Y. Crowell. Very attractive original full green cloth, black decor and gilt lettering. Dark green endpapers. Exterior states Thomas Hood's Poems. ; One of the most popular poets of his day. Includes Plea of the Midsummer Fairies, dedicated to Charles Lamb, and about 30 other epic and dramatic poems, plus about 80 humorous poems. ; Light exterior wear. No date but 'My daughter, Christmas 1886, Pontiac Mich' penned in old ink on front blank page. Pages... View more info

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Mississippi Bubble, 1e, First Edition, 1902 : How the Star of Good Fortune Rose and Set and Rose Again, by a Woman's Grace, for One John Law of Lauristan, a Novel

By: Hough, Emerson; Illustrated by Henry Hutt

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Bowen-Merrill Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8219

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


452 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, dark gray-green ribbed cloth, striking silver lettering and decor. 6 glossy b/w illustrations including frontispiece. 17-page publisher catalog at rear. ; Same date, no other printings. Based on true events. Complete subtitle: 'How the Star of Good Fortune Rose and Set and Rose Again, by a Woman's Grace, for One John Law of Lauristan, a Novel'. ; Front endpaper notation dated Dec 25, 1902. Laid in: old strip of paper, on which is written in old ink, 'Love to mamma for a very happy birthday'. One blank rear page corgorbled. Book shows light edgewear... View more info

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Register, the : Farce

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1893

Seller ID: 9292

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


91 pages; 24mo (5.25") 14 cm; Small hardcover (3.75 x 5.25 inches) 95 x 135 mm, dark green cloth decorated in black and gilt, all edges orange, 91 pages, ads for authors other books on endpapers. ; Copyright 1893 and 1884. Title page date 1893. ; Satirical dialogues set in boarding house on imaginary Melancthon street, Boston. William Dean Howells lived 1837-1920, poet, dramatist, literary critic, author of Rise of Silas Lapham and other popular books; columnist for Harper's Magazine 1900-1920, active Unitarian. ; Gift note penned on front blank page in old ink ('Three I love I say, Wells ... View more info

Man of Sorrows, The, a Little Journey to the Home of Jesus of Nazareth : Being a Sincere Attempt to Sketch the Life, Times and Teachings, and with Truth Limn the Personality of the Judean Prophet

By: Hubbard, Elbert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Roycrofters: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15318

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


150 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Published in November, 1904, by Roycrofters, an amazing publishing house where paper was made by hand, printing was by handpress, bindings were handsewn, and books were beautiful. This edition is bound in rich gray-brown suede leather with yapp edges, gilt title on front, pale gray moire-cloth liners, 150 heavy-duty pages, b/w decorations on title page, b/w decorative initials. ; Complete title: 'The Man of Sorrows, A Little Journey to the Home of Jesus of Nazareth : Being a Sincere Attempt to Sketch the Life, Times and Teachings, and with Truth Limn the Pers... View more info

So Here Cometh White Hyacinths : Being a Book of the Heart Wherein is an Attempt to Body Forth Ideas and Ideals for the Betterment of Men, Eke Women, Who Are Preparing for Life by Living

By: Hubbard, Elbert; Illustrated by Jules Gaspard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Roycrofters: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15321

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


161 pages; 12mo (7.25") 19 cm; Published in the year 1907, by Roycrofters, an amazing publishing house where paper was made by hand, printing was by handpress, bindings were handsewn, and books were beautiful. This edition is bound in rich brown suede leather with yapp edges, title and decor stamped in black on front, dark brown moire-cloth liners, 161 heavy-duty pages, brown page-marker ribbon, monochrome decorative initials and headers. ; Frontispiece b/w portraits of Elbert Hubbard and Alice Moore Hubbard by Jules Gaspard. ; A book of wisdom and advice from one of the most well-known fr... View more info

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Markham Affair, the : (1e, 1st Edition, 1925)

By: Hyatt, Stanley Portal

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edward J. Clode: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21349

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


310 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Hardcover, olive green cloth, gilt lettering, 310 pages. ; 1st edition, 1925. Same date. Mystery thriller. ; Best known as author of The Old Transport Road and Diary of a Soldier of Fortune, Stanley Portal Hyatt (1877-1914) was famed English-born African trader and adventurer. ; Almost no wear. Spine slightly faded but still readable. Very small old book label (Stewart Kidd, Booksellers and Stationers, Cincinnati) on rear endpaper. Lacks jacket. Scarce in any condition. View more info

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Celtic Fairy Tales : Enchanting Fairy Tales from the Celtic Tradition

By: Jacobs, Joseph; Illustrated by John D. Batten

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 21619

ISBN: 1629142271

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


267 pages; 4to (10.25") 26 cm; Sturdy hardcover, green boards, green endpapers, [xvi] + 267 glossy pages, endnotes, illustrated decorative initials, 48 wonderful b/w illustrations including 8 full-page illustrations, 24 Celtic fairy tales from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. ; Originally published 1892. This is a beautiful facsimile reprint, 2014. ; Only a touch of exterior wear. No marks or major defects. Lacks jacket. View more info