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Mother Mason

By: Aldrich, Bess Streeter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Triangle Books: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28119

Condition: 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 p... View more info

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1969

Edition: First American Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27296AD

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

Deep Dish

By: Andrews, Mary Kay

Price: $18.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 19952

ISBN: 0060837365

Condition: Fine


Very clean and nice. No chips or tears and jacket protected by brand new mylar cover. SIGNED without inmscription 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. View more info

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Crime Stories From the Strand

By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie et al

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, England, Folio Society: 1991

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 23836

Condition: Finein VG Slipcase


Books by Folio Society are always beautiful, but I think this one is especialoly so. The cover is pictorial witha jigsaw puzzle backdrop and elements of gold and silver. The book is pristine with snow white pages and page edges, no bumps, no creases. and no names or writing. The gold slipcase is sturdy with just a small bit of soil to the back. . The book measures. 6-1/4" x 9-1/4" and has 350 pages filled with 20 sories, each of which begins with a black and white illus... View more info

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The Rector of Justin

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25725

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Exit Lady Masham (SIGNED first Edition)

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Franklin Centrer, PA, Franklin Library First Editions Society: 1983

Seller ID: 26052

Condition: Fine


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.... View more info

Dark Venture

By: Audrey White Beyer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 30294

Condition: Fine


This book is clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. The books is bound in black cloth, the edges are very clean, and the top edge is inked in orange The dustjacket is very handsome and has not been price-clipped ($4.50) and is protected in a mylar cover. The jacket does shows a few very small tears and chips at the lower spine, and a small crease to the bottom edge of the jacket The book is for readers 11 and up. The story is about the slave trade and a you... View more info

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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volumes)

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & New York, Oxford University Press:

Edition: 3rd Edition Thus

Seller ID: 28020

Condition: Near Fine


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... View more info

Editors: The Best from Five Decades

By: Bellow, Saul; Botsford, Keith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A., Toby Press: 2001

Seller ID: 24141

ISBN: 1902881354

Condition: Fine


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 Vict... View more info

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Lorna Doone; A Romance of Exmoor

By: Blackmore, R.D.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Burrow Brothers: 1903

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16102

Condition: Very Good


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.... View more info

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E. Bindstouw Fortaellinger Og Digte I Jydske Mundarter

By: Blicher, Steen Stinsen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, C.A, Reitzel: 1882

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16129

Condition: Very Good


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 lo... View more info

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2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel

By: Bolaño, Roberto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Translated Edition

Seller ID: 28249

ISBN: 0374531552

Condition: 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... View more info

Ebony Madonna

By: Bowman, Martha

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Elgin, Illinois, The Brethren Press: 1962

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23519

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

The Women In His Life

By: Bradford, Barbara Taylor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Preferred Editions: 1990

Seller ID: 19596

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Rains Came: A Novel of Modern India (SIGNED)

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 28120

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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The Farm (SIGNED By Bromfield)

By: Bromfield, Louis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1939

Edition: Reprint -- 10th Printing

Seller ID: 28131

Condition: Hard Cover


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 l... View more info

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The Story of Henri Tod (1st Edition SIGNED)

By: Buckley, William F. Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Centrer, PA, Franklin Library: 1983

Edition: Limited 1st Edition

Seller ID: 27522

Condition: Fine


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 t... View more info

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The Best of Robicheaux: In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, Cadillac Jukebox, Sunset Limited

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $24.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Orion: 2000

Edition: First Edition Omnibus

Seller ID: 27450TB

ISBN: 0752838563

Condition: 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. View more info

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A Good House : A Novel

By: Burnard, Bonnie

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Company, LLC, 2000:

Seller ID: 9906


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. View more info

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The Island of Sheep

By: Cadmus & Harmonia

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Hoghton Mifflin: 1920

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24440BV

Condition: Good-plus


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 foxin... View more info