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The Old Wives' Tale

By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1950

Seller ID: 19840


A crossed-out ink marking to the free endpaper. A sticker shadow to the rear flap, with the publisher's price of $.95 on the front flap. First published in 1908, The Old Wives' Tale tells the story of the Baines sisters—shy, retiring Constance and defiant, romantic Sophia—over the course of nearly half a century. View more info

A Happy Death

By: Camus, Albert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1972

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20848


Translated from the French by Richard Howard. A nick to the top of the front panel. An attractive copy with the topstain still solid. Publisher's price of $5.95 on the front flap. The author's posthumously published first novel, about a young man's search for the key to facing death without fear. View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1946

Seller ID: 22238


The copyright page states, Special edition, published by Random House, 1946. Tenniel illustrations colored by Fritz Kredel. Hinges weakened, but otherwise unmarked. Topstain solid, and the gilt titling is still intact. A smudge to the fore-edge pages of Through the Looking Glass. Slipcase starting to fray at two corners. A presentable set. View more info

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The Spy

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: N.D.

Seller ID: 19743


Foxing to the pages, and a nick to the head of the spine. A presentable copy with decorated endpapers and the topstain still solid. View more info

Wilhelm Meister: Apprenticeship and Travels (Two Volumes)

By: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, G. T. Foulis & Company Ltd.: 1947

Edition: First Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 18974


Complete in two volumes. Translated from the German by R.O. Moon. Volume One has bumped corners. Both volumes have offsetting to the endpapers, and soiling to the rear panels. Volume Two has a bump to the tail of the spine, and a small chip to the head of the spine. Publisher's price of two guineas intact on both volumes. A landmark in the history of European literature, Goethe's novel is not only one of the key works of Weimar Classicism and the prototype for the Bildun... View more info

The Charles Dickens Encyclopedia

By: Hardwick, Michael and Mollie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1973

Seller ID: 18733


Light age toning to the dust jacket, which has a publisher's price of $15.00 on the front flap. Bottom corners lightly bumped. Descriptions and synopses of Dickens' works and data on the people and places mentioned in his writings accompany information on his private life, family, friends, and associates. View more info

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Catch-22

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Black Swan Books: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22346


Reprint. Signed by Heller on the title page, and dated in London in 1991. A solid copy with creasing and rubbing to the covers. Page edges tanned. A presentable copy of this modern masterpiece. A McCaffery 100 title. ; 569 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Rosshalde

By: Hesse, Hermann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1970

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20287


A touch of sunning to the rear panel. A presentable copy with the topstain still solid. Publisher's price of $5.50 on the front flap. Hesse's classic story of a man torn between obligations to his family and his longing for spiritual fulfillment. View more info

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Finnegans Wake: Centennial Edition

By: Joyce, James

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1982

Edition: First Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 18558


A small abrasion and slight pull to the front endpapers. A faint dust smudge to the fore-edge pages and a nick to the spine. Written in Paris over a period of seventeen years, and published in 1939, two years before the author's death, Finnegans Wake was Joyce's final work. A McCaffrey 100 title, described as the greatest unreadable novel ever written. View more info

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The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

By: Kafka, Franz

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken: 1998

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 22481


Translated and with a preface by Breon Mitchell. A page crease to one corner, and light rubbing to the dust jacket. The classic story of totalitarianism, sadism and hysteria. Includes a timeline of Kafka's life, and a bibliography. ; 271 pages View more info

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Kim

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Library: 1950

Seller ID: 22274


First Modern Library Edition 1950 stated on the copyright page. Rubbing, and a small stain to the green cloth boards. Chipping to the head of the spine, and the top of the rear panel. An unmarked copy in a price-clipped dust jacket. Kent endpapers, and 348 titles listed on the reverse of the dust jacket. View more info

Two Stories and a Memory

By: Lampedusa, Giuseppe di

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1962

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18399


Light rubbing to the price-clipped dust jacket. A chip to the tail of the spine, and a closed tear to the top of the front cover. Light age toning to the edge of the boards. View more info

Lady Chatterley's Lover

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1959

Seller ID: 19069


A small closed tear to the top of the front panel, and light sunning to the spine. A presentable copy. Trapped in her sexless marriage to the invalid Sir Clifford, Constance Chatterley seeks a release in a passionate love affair with her husband's gamekeeper, in an unexpurgated edition of the controversial novel. Introduction by Mark Schorer, preface by Archibald MacLeish. View more info

Sons and Lovers

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1951

Seller ID: 19634


A small stain to the rear panel, and a price sticker on the rear flap. A small closed tear to the front panel, and light rubbing. Publisher's price of $.95 on the front flap. A clean copy. The author's classic autobiographical novel, set in a mining village. View more info

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Longsword: Earl of Salisbury

By: Leland, Thomas; John C. Stephens (Editor)

Price: $139.00

Publisher: New York, New York University Press: 1957

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21030


Moderate dust soiling to the dust jacket, and a scrape to the tail of the spine. Publisher's price of $4.00 on the front flap. In gray cloth boards, a very clean copy. First published in 1762, a medieval romance filled with mystery, dark dungeons, shipwrecks, abducted damsels, evil monks, and heartless villains. Considered by some scholars to be the first Gothic novel in English, a precursor to Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Scarce in this condition. View more info

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The Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan: 1944

Seller ID: 21957


Reprint. Pale blue cloth with a bump to the bottom corner. Paul Bransom illustrated white dust jacket with shallow chipping to the spine. An unmarked copy with the publisher's price of $1.00 on the front flap. Man, dog, and the pull of the wilderness, considered to be the author's most perfectly realized novel. View more info

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This Is the Year

By: Manfred, Frederick

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Gregg Press: 1979

Edition: First Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 22055


Originally published in 1947. A small crease to the rear flap. This edition includes an introduction by Max Westbrook, and a revised map of Siouxland created by the author. Siouxland was the area designated by Manfred where Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa join. ; Gregg Press Western Fiction View more info

Lectures on Don Quixote

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Bowers, Fredson; Davenport, Guy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1983

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21385


Edited and with a Preface by Fredson Bowers, and a foreword by Guy Davenport. A small closed tear to the front panel. A lightly rubbed dust jacket with the publisher's price of $17.95 on the front flap. A small stray pen mark to the free endpaper, otherwise a clean copy. A series of lectures based on a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the Spanish classic. View more info

The Old English Baron

By: Reeve, Clara

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 19226


Edited and with an introduction by James Trainer. A rewriting of Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto, transporting the trappings of the Gothic to medieval England. British price sticker on the dust jacket flap. A sharp copy. View more info

Vile Bodies and Black Mischief

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18837


Light rubbing, and a nick to the tail of the spine. An omnibus edition containing two novels, Vile Bodies, a satire of between-the-wars English society, and Black Mischief, a novel about a politically loopy fictional African state that Waugh created as a means of attacking politics back in England. View more info