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121 Burgess, Anthony Shakespeare
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
4to 11" - 13" tall; 272 pages; Inscribed and signed by Burgess on the title page to Jere Real. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Snug, bright and neat in a crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with 1st issue $15 (until Dec. 1970) price intact to unclipped front flap. Trace shelf rub to jacket at spine ends. Publisher's black top stain is solid and uniform. Handsome copy, not often seen in signed copies. NF/NF; Signed by Author 
Price: 250.00 USD
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122 Burnett, Frances Hodgson & Michael Hague (Illust. ) The Secret Garden [Signed with Drawing of Mary Lennox]
New York Henry Holt & Co 1987 0805002774 / 9780805002775 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
4to 11" - 13" tall; 232 pages; [SIGNED with drawing] 1987 Henry Holt & Co. Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed by Hague on the half title page below a 3/4 page pen and ink drawing of Mary Lennox - protagonist of the novel. Tightly bound and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $18.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Attractively illustrated edition and a handsome copy. NF/NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 50.00 USD
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123 Burnett, W. R. The Cool Man; Fawcett Gold Medal D1890
Greenwich CT Fawcett Gold Medal 1968 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages; Gold Medal. D1890. Mass-market paperback. 1st edition, paperback original. Tight, bright and fresh in glossy pictorial covers. Appears and feels unread and about as new. Stellar, unmarred copy. About as new; Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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124 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan the Avenger, a Fast Action Story [Dell 10 Cent Edition]
New York Dell Publishing 1939 First Edition Paperback Good 
Black and white drawings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 192 pages; Small format Dell 10 cent edition, similar, if slightly larger in size to the Whitman Big Little books. In color pictorial covers. Sound and complete. Edges rubbed with color lift along the spine edges. Light to moderate surface wear to the front cover, with a short stress crease top edge. Small areas of color loss from patchy silverfishing to the advertisement on the rear cover. Expected general toning to the page stock. Pages still supple and the book can be handled and read. A notably uncommon Tarzan imprint with only 2 copies held in recorded Library and University collections searched by Worldcat. A decent but Good only copy. Scarce to Rare 
Price: 175.00 USD
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125 Burroughs, Edgar Rice The Monster Men
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Company 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; HC 1st edition. In publisher's tweed textured tan cloth with title lettering brightly in green to cover and spine. Soundly bound and clean. Prior owner bookplate to front pastedown has offset toned the the facing surface of the front flyleaf. Spine very slightly cocked or off-square. Cloth tender at crown of spine. Usual and expected light toning to the page stock. Solid copy; VG [Note: I don't believe in including facsimile dust jackets with books for sale, preferring to sell books as found. There are high quality facsimile dust jackets available for $10 and I can provide you with that information, if you desire] 
Price: 225.00 USD
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126 Burroughs, Edgar Rice The Moon Maid
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by J. Allen St. John 
Glossy frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 412 pages; Hardcover. 1st Grosset and Dunlap edition of 1927. A very handsome copy. In publisher's thatch pattern red cloth with titles boldly in black to cover and spine. Glossy frontispiece from a painting by J. Allen St. John. 12 pages of ads at rear; Burroughs titles listed on ad page at rear number 15 in total. Corners and edges sharp and unrubbed. Prior owner bookplate to front pastedown has offset toned the facing surface of the front flyleaf. Just very mild darkening to the cloth at spine. A very nicely preserved copy. VG++ to NF 
Price: 45.00 USD
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127 Burroughs, Edgar Rice and J. Allen St. John At the Earth's Core
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Company 1922 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ 
Glossy plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages; Bound in publisher's blue/grey cloth with title lettering in dark blue to cover and spine. Slightly cocked spine; cloth at spine lightly sunned. Light general shelf soiling to boards. Remains soundly bound with all St. John plates and original endpages; a mild internal split between signatures at mid-book has left a vertical stress crease to the cloth at spine. Prior owner's period bookplate to front pastedown mounted with an acidic glue which has toned through the bookplate with mild offset stain to the facing recto of the front flyleaf. A decent copy with general "overall" wear. G++ 
Price: 60.00 USD
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128 Burroughs, Edgar Rice and J. Allen St. John The Chessmen of Mars
Chicago A C McClurg & Co 1922 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by J. Allen St. John 
8 glossy stock Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 375 pages; Bound in publisher's red cloth with title lettering in dark green to cover and spine. Probably the hardest to find in 1st edition of the Mars titles by Burroughs. Cocked in the spine; cloth lightly to moderately sun faded at spine, though title lettering remains bright. Sound but shaken in the spine and with several splits in the page block between signatures. Prior owner bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Heavier foxing and toning to the front matter and page stock that usually seen with Burroughs titles from McClurg. Still, a sound - if tender - and clean 1st edition, and scarce thus. G+ 
Price: 275.00 USD
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129 Busch, Frederick Don't Tell Anyone
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2000 0393049736 / 9780393049732 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 309 pages; HC/DJ 1st edition, 1st printing. Exceptionally bright and fresh copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial jacket with publisher's $25.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Signed by the author to the title page. Handsome copy. F/F; Signed by Author 
Price: 20.00 USD
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130 Byatt, A.S. SHADOW OF A SUN.
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1964 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; Sound unmarked copy bound in publisher's yellow cloth; title lettering to spine in gray and orange. Pictorial dust jacket is notoriously photo (sun) sensitive and this example has the sun fading at spine that is usually found with this title. Spine lettering still reasonably bright. Jacket rubbed and nicked at spine ends and corners. Photo portrait of Byatt on the rear panel has some surface scratches. $4.95 issue price intact on the unclipped front flap. Top edge of page block with some moderate dust spotting. VG/G+ 
Price: 65.00 USD
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131 Byron, George Gordon; Lord Byron Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V
London Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars 1821 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 218 pages; 1st edition, the large-paper 8vo. [6], [3]-218, [2]pp. Uncut in original drab green paper covered boards with a modern green qurtercloth rebacking titled in gilt. Retains half-title and front blank with 1820 watermark and prior manuscript ownership of John Jobson. Boards lightly rubbed with mild bumping to corners; some mild scattered spotting. Randolph p 74. VG 
Price: 395.00 USD
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132 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire [First American Edition]
Philadelphia & Charleston Brannan and Morford; E. Morford, Willington, and Co. 1811 First American Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pages; 1811 Brannan and Morford, Philadelphia and E. Morford, Willington, and Co. , Charleston. 1st US edition, from the 3rd London edition. Bound in original letterpress printed, paper covered boards. An early 20th century spine rebacking of buff paper with new endsheets laid down. Complete with original half-title. [2], viii, 86, [bl] pp. Publisher's printed paper over boards show some light soiling and toning to upper cover with shallow chipping to paper at front corners and abrasion at edges; lower board comprising a catalog ad for recent titles by E. Morford is missing a swath of paper from the bottom 1/4 of the surface. Paper rebacking is split along the front hinge exposing the crash but with only a tiny spot of loss to the rebacking material. Prior ownership in manuscript to top edge of half-title and a pictorial bookplate tipped onto the pastedown. Trace residue of a paper remnant in the gutter of the half-title. Complete and generally solid in original publisher issued boards. Quite uncommon; the first book appearance of Byron in America. G++ 
Price: 295.00 USD
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133 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. Mazeppa,
London John Murray 1819 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue - with imprint moved from [70] to verso of p. 71. Retains half-title page. Bound in later cloth backed, paper covered boards with paper title label to the thin spine. Without the original wraps and the 8 page inserted Murray catalog. Small horizontal abrasion to the upper board; presumably a paper title label had been mounted to the center. Board edges lightly rubbed at edges, maroon quarter cloth rubbed and a little thin at spine ends. Small chip missing from the top edge of the half-title. Contents bright and clean; complete save for the sometime seen publisher's catalog. "Fragment" - Byron's early Vampire story included in this volume by Murray without Byron's consent appears in pages 57 to 69. (Randolph p 70-71) VG- thus 
Price: 275.00 USD
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134 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. The Giaour, A Fragment of a Turkish Tale
London John Murray; Printed by T. Davison 1813 First Edition 1/4 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue. Recased in modern 1/4 brown polished calf and brown cloth boards. 2nd issue, the trade printing, with Byron's name on title page but without watermark in the paper of the text block. Lacking half-title page. Contents clean and generally bright, though with a very mild and faint damp line in the lower spine corner of the title and dedication leaves and with trace rippling to the same portion of the book's pages. A well done rebinding if somewhat utitlitarian. Trace rub to cloth at corner tips. Davison imprint between double rules on the verso of the final printed page. Randolph 25-26. About VG thus 
Price: 265.00 USD
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135 Cabell, James Branch Jurgen, a Comedy of Justice
New York Robert McBride 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; 1919 Robert McBride. HC. 1st edition, 2nd issue. Original marron cloth with a thatched weave; titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine. 1st edition of 1919 but the 2nd issue with the broken line in the tuling on page 144 and the depth of the book 1 3/4 inches. Still a very well preserved example with only superficial shelf evidence at tips. Binding snug and contents quite neat. Prior owner has stamped his surname with a very small inkstamp in the gutter of the dedication page. VG+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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136 Cameron, Hawley Hurricane Years
Boston Little Brown & Co 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; [SIGNED] 1968 Little Brown HC/DJ 1st edition. Warmly inscribed by Hawley to author and fellow prominent Lancaster PA figure, Samuel Slaymaker. Solid clean copy in a clean neat dust jacket with just mild rub at spine ends and edges. VG+/VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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137 Campbell, Bonnie Jo Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Stories
New York W. W. Norton & Company 2015 0393248453 / 9780393248456 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; 1st printing. New copy from publisher's sales representative stock. New in dust jacket 
Price: 25.00 USD
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138 Careme, Maurice and Marie Wabbes (Illust) Mother Raspberry.
New York Thomas Crowell Co 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Larger format HC/DJ. 1st American edition. In color pictorial cloth and matching pictorial dust jacket. Very tight in the spine; feels unread. Prior ownership name stamp to the blank front endpage of the office for Curriculum, Lutheran Church, Missouri. Jacket price clipped front flap and with a tiny closed tear top edge of cover panel. All else about as new. Fresh attractive copy, marred only by the several line typographic ownership ink stamp at front. VG++/VG++. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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139 Carr, Carolyn Kinder & Margaret C.S. Christman & Alan Fern & Gaston Lachaise Gaston Lachaise; Portrait Sculpture
Washington, DC National Portrait Gallery 1985 0874743052 / 9780874743050 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 170 pages; Large-format paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, snug and clean; no marks. Mildly reader-creased spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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140 Carroll, Lewis & Iassen Ghiuselev (Illust. ) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Simply Read Books 2003 1894965000 / 9781894965002 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 116 pages; New copy still in publisher's shrink wrap. Oversize HC/DJ with publisher's silk bookmark attached to a thick card "Read Me" - 1st edition, likely 1st printing. Still sealed in shrinkwrap. New. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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