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Mother Mason, Aldrich, Bess Streeter
1 Aldrich, Bess Streeter Mother Mason
Philadelphia, PA Triangle Books 1945 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very nice clean, tightly bound book with clean rose colored boards and a colorful dustjacket showing only small isolated spots of edge w ar and two short tears to back (see photo). Pages have uniformly toned which is often the case due to the acidic paper used during this era. Tehre is also an old price price sticker from a Mansfield, Ohio store. Book is set in Nebraska and bills itself as "a wholesome novel of home and family life." Measures 5-1/2" x 7-3.4" with 269 pages. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Power of Nothingness, Alexandra David-Neel; Lama Yongden
2 Alexandra David-Neel; Lama Yongden The Power of Nothingness
U.S.A. Houghton Mifflin 1982 0395315573 / 9780395315576 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. No tears or chips to jacket, but does show a small indentation to upper left side and a very small rubbed spot. Jacket has not been price-clipped and is protecte by brand new mylar cover. This is the translated edition rendered by Janwillem Van De Wetering, who shared the authors' background in Buddhism. The primary author is Lama Yongden, the adopted son and disciple of Alexandra David-Neel, a French woman who in the early 20th century became the first European to penetrate the Tibetan Mysteries. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Amado, Jorge
3 Amado, Jorge Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
New York Knopf 1969 First American Edition Stated Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
This book is so attractively designed. The light olive boards are pristine and unbumped and are printed in the purple color which reprises on the inked top edge. The purple edge is pristine. The jacket has sunned on the spine, a fault which wraps around to the back a bit (see photo). There's also some light soil that can't be cleaned any more than it has due to uncoated paper, and a few amall edge tears. It has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Book was translated from the Portuguese with humor intact. Amado was a modernist who was the most appreciated author from Brazil. 533 pages. If you love cooking, or are a foodie you will especially enjoy it. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Andrews, Mary Kay Deep Dish
HarperCollins 2008 0060837365 / 9780060837365 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine SIGNED by Author
Very clean and nice. No chips or tears and jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. Flat SIGNED by author on title page. Two southern cooks vie for a national cooking show in this humorous novel by the beloved author of Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas. 384 pages with recipes. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Exit Lady Masham (SIGNED first Edition), Auchincloss, Louis
5 Auchincloss, Louis Exit Lady Masham (SIGNED first Edition)
Franklin Centrer, PA Franklin Library First Editions Society 1983 Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crisp, clean book bound in red leather and beautifully, lavishly, decorated with gilt to both boards and to spine which has two raised bands. Pages are gilded on all three sides and there is a bound-in ribbon marker. SIGNED with actuall readability by Auchincloss on first page after front free endpaper. A period novella based on the life of Abigail Hill, Lady Masham, who was cconsidered a climber of the Uriah Heep variety. Book is dedicated to historian Barbara Tuchman. Measures 6-1/4"x9" and has 169 pages plus a British Monarchy chart which spans James I to George II. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Rector of Justin, Auchincloss, Louis
6 Auchincloss, Louis The Rector of Justin
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Limited Edition Leather Fine SIGNED by Author
Beautiful book, clearly never read. Hinge is very tight and book is quality made with chocolate brown leather binding, dark brown moire endpapers, gilded edges on all three sides, lavish gilt design on both boards and brown satin ribbon marker. The spiine also shows four raised bands and book is signed at blank page at front with tissue gaurd llaid-in to protect it. Book is illustrarted bea8utfully by Uldis Klavins. Originally poublished in 1964, 417 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volumes), Austen, Jane
7 Austen, Jane The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volumes)
London & New York Oxford University Press 3rd Edition Thus Soft Cover Near Fine Book Club 
Very nice six volume set which appears to be published for the Book of the Month Club in this edition. All are clean and bright with no names or writing and no creases to any spines. Consists of Austen's complete ouvre including the minor writings. Titles are" Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in one volume, and the Minor Writings. There's also a bonus -- books are illustrated and come with notes and indexes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Bellow, Saul; Botsford, Keith Editors: The Best from Five Decades
New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A. Toby Press 2001 1902881354 / 9781902881355 Hard Cover Fine No DJ 
Crisp, as new book. Absolutely spotless inside and out with no names or writing. Book measures 7"x8-3/4", but is a whopping 2-1/2" thick -- for a total of 1119 pages. A fabulous collection of stories and peoms from the pages of the literary magaiznes Bellow and Botsford edited and published together, incluing ANON, The Noble Savage and Notes From the Republic of Letters. Among the stories and poems published here are the works of such literary lights as Victor Hugo, D. H. Lawrence, Arthur Miller, John Berryman, Thomas Pynchon. Elemire Zolla, as well as the works of Bellow andf Botsford. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lorna Doone; A Romance of Exmoor, Blackmore, R.D.
9 Blackmore, R.D. Lorna Doone; A Romance of Exmoor
Cleveland Burrow Brothers 1903 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Beautifully made book, highly decorated at face board and finished with bright gilt to all three edges of text block.Pages are crisp and clean with no foxing and adorned with charming drawings and the occasional color plate covered with clean tissue. Only real faults are a few small tears to cloth at top of spine and some mild corner wear. Otherwise it belies its 100-plus years. Satisfying heft that's lovely to hold and lovely to look at. Well made and well illustrated.703 pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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E. Bindstouw Fortaellinger Og Digte I Jydske Mundarter, Blicher, Steen Stinsen
10 Blicher, Steen Stinsen E. Bindstouw Fortaellinger Og Digte I Jydske Mundarter
Copenhagen C.A, Reitzel 1882 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ, as Issued 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Thompsen, Carl 
Beautiful book in very nice, clean condition. Mustard yellow boards display beveled edges and lovely ornamentation at face with decorative embossed frame and much gilt. Same gilt to printing on spine and on all three page edges. Only faults are wear at crown and tail of spine and a mall piece missing at top spine, regluing of a small piece beneath, and corner wear. There is no cracking to the hinges, either front or back, and the brown printed endpapers are clean and lovely. The only pages that have toned are at the very front. Once the text begins there is only the faintest touch. Carl Thompsen's illustrations are wonderful and some are full page. Blicher, is a distant relative of Martin Luther, known in Danish literature as a pioneer of the novella. This volume, which was highly praised for its use of the Jutlandic dialect, is a mixture of poetry and stories. Written in the Danish language. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel, Bolaño, Roberto
11 Bolaño, Roberto 2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel
U.S.A. Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 0374531552 / 9780374531553 First Translated Edition Soft Cover Very Good in VG Slipcase 
Books are very clean and nice with no writing and no spines creases. The only defect is a small spot to outer top edge of one book -- but NOT a remainder mark. Slipcase is clean and sturdy. Inside it the books measure 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" . Written originally in Spanish in 2004 nd here for the first time in English. Three academics are looking for a reclusive Geman author -- a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment, a widowed philosopher, and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. 898 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Bowman, Martha Ebony Madonna
Elgin, Illinois The Brethren Press 1962 Presumed First Hard Cover Fine Fine Baucher, Mary 
Book and dust jacket are in pristine condition -- no faults and dust jacket is handsome in a brand new mylar cover. The author wrote this story later in life, but brought to the endeavor her love for Africa. It's illustrated throughout with drawings by Mary Baucher.Book measures 5-3/4" x 8-1/2" and has 240 pages. Map endpapers are especially graphic in bold black and white. A gently used book. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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13 Bradford, Barbara Taylor The Women In His Life
Preferred Editions 1990 Leather Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Book is leatherbound and beautifully gilded at both face and spine. The page edges are likewise gilt and the book is SIGNED by the author and numbered 225 of only 500 copies. It measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" , has no names or writing, and is clean as a whistle inside and out.Book marks the first time Bradford used a male protagonist in her novels. 522 pages -- a long winter's read. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Farm (SIGNED By Bromfield), Bromfield, Louis
14 Bromfield, Louis The Farm (SIGNED By Bromfield)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 Reprint -- 10th Printing Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Bromfield is noted for his agricultue experiement at his Ohio Malabar Farm, but this book is a work of fiction. The book is clean and tightly bound, but lost its dustjacket. The only other fault is a small stain to blue top exterior edge.There is also book plate at front free endpaper that almost looks at first glance as though its's part ofthe design. The pay-off is the title page upon which Bromfield SIGNED thus, "With Best Wishes, Louis Bromfield." He also wrote his location, Malabar Farm, at the top and dated it 1939. The book came out originally in 1933. It measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has 346 clean and tightly bound pages. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Rains Came: A Novel of Modern India (SIGNED), Bromfield, Louis
15 Bromfield, Louis The Rains Came: A Novel of Modern India (SIGNED)
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No DJ SIGNED by Author
Bromfield won the Pulitzer prize for this title when it debuted in 1937. This, however, is a reprint by Grosset & Dunlap. What's unusual is the fact that this reprint was SIGNED by Bromfield on the half title page thus, "With best wishes, Louis Bromfield." No names. Book is lacking dustjacket, but inspite of that is still quite nice with beveled boards and a large gold title box on spine. Book is tightly bound and clean. It measures 5-1/4" x 8-1/2" with 597 pages. Handsome vintage bookplate on front pastedown (see pohoto). 
Price: 60.00 USD
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16 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights (Slipcase, Sandglass)
Avon Connecticut The Heritage Press 1974 Hard Cover Near Fine in near Fine Slipcas No DJ, as Issued Freedman, Barnett 
Beautiful book featuring red and gilt boards decorated with portraits of Cathy and her beloved Heathcliff. Crisp gilt printing on spine. Pages and page edges pristine, as are boards. Only fault is a small loss of gilt, front at back, at gilt vertical gold stripe. Black slipcase is clean, sturdy and attractive.. Book is iIllustrated with original lithographs by Freedman, a London artist whose work appeared in both galleries and on advertising literature of the day. 331 pages. Crisp, pristine copy of The Sandglass laid-in. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Story of Henri Tod (1st Edition SIGNED), Buckley, William F. Jr.
17 Buckley, William F. Jr. The Story of Henri Tod (1st Edition SIGNED)
Franklin Centrer, PA Franklin Library 1983 Limited 1st Edition Leather Bound Fine No DJ, as Issued 
Crsip as new book which aoppears unread. Bound beautifully in black leather heavily decorated with gold at face and spine. Spine also shows four raised bands. Endpapers are gray and white paisley and there is a ribbon marker bound in. Pages are gilded on all three sides. Book is a SIGNED first edition published for members of the Signed First Edition Sociery. SIGNED by author on first blank page following front free endpaper. A novel of espionage set in the time prior to August 1961. 254 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Best of Robicheaux: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Cadillac Jukebox, Sunset Limited, Burke, James Lee
18 Burke, James Lee The Best of Robicheaux: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Cadillac Jukebox, Sunset Limited
U.S.A. Orion 2000 0752838563 / 9780752838564 First Edition Omnibus Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean, beautiful book with no bumps to boards, no remainder marks, no chips or tears, no names or writing, and no price-clip. Dustjacket is very handsome in brand new mylar. Pages and page edges pristine. This omnibus contains three Robicheau novels selected by the author -- In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Cadillac Jukebox, and Sunset Limited. 778 pages. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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A Good House : A Novel, Burnard, Bonnie
19 Burnard, Bonnie A Good House : A Novel
New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 2000 
Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. First Printing. SIGNED by Author. Crisp, as new copy in mylar. SIGNED and dated by author on title page. No price-clipping. An amazing first novel, winner of the 1999 Giller Prize, Canada's most prestigious literary award. Begins in Ontario in 1949 during the height of the post-war boom and follows a single family over the next fifty years. 307 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Island of Sheep, Cadmus & Harmonia
20 Cadmus & Harmonia The Island of Sheep
New York Hoghton Mifflin 1920 First American Edition Hard Cover Good-plus No DJ 
Very scarce small book due to the fact that its author, the Scottish novelist, John Buchan and his wife Susan, refused to have it reprinted. Book is small, measuring just 5"x7-1/2"with handsomely decorated boards. No DJ. Two lower corners are worn through the paper and upper two have been reglued and are holding. Minor overall soiling to yellow cloth spine, primarily at back. Back cover also shows light soil to paper over board. Pages are very clean with no foxing and no names or writing. Book was written in the guise of a charming house party story while actually being a vehicle to transport the Buchans' post-war political views. It is not to be confused with Buchan's last novel of the same name written in 1936 featuring his famous character secret agent Richard Hannay which was as issued in the U.S. with the title The Man From Norland. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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