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81 Browning, Robert In a Balcony, A Drama in Verse
New York The Laurentian Press 1902 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 115 pages; Hardcover in highly decorative heavy paper boards. Limited edition; one of 265 numbered copies on Van Gelder, from a total edition of three hundred copies designed by, and printed under the direction of, Arthur Hahlo and George Hellman. This copy out-of-series and unnumbered. Unlettered spine design of an architectonic linear set of rectangular rules in gilt. Elaborate floral arabesque design in gilt and dark green to boards, Edges untrimmed, Boards lightly bumped at corners and base of spine; mild shelf bump to the rear spne edge. Several leaves of more generous width than the others are a little ruffled and toned where they extend beyond the board edges. Prior owner's rectangular inked name stamp and circular blind stamp to front endpage. Sound clean copy. VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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82 Brunot, Ferdinand, Charles Bruneau Précis De Grammaire Historique De La Langue Française
Paris Masson & Cie 1964 Wraps Very Good+ 
French Edition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 642 pages; In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Evidence only of casual perusal. Expected moderate toning to cover stock. VG+ 
Price: 11.89 USD
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83 Budgen, Frank & Clive Hart James Joyce and the Making of Ulysses
Oxford University Press 1989 0192826573 / 9780192826572 Paperback Good+ 
Oxford Paperbacks; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Soundly bound and clean with unmarked text. Light vertical reader crease to lightly sunned spine; mild stress crease across the lower corner of the front cover and a superficial shelf bump to the crown of the spine. Small sticker scar rear cover; mild gneral toning to page stock. Uncommon title. G++ or a bit better 
Price: 61.35 USD
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84 Buechner, Frederick, The Entrance to Porlock.
New York Atheneum 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 270 pages; A very attractive copy, snug bright and fresh. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine very bright; Buechner's name in blind to cover board. Edges sharp and unrubbed with crisp square corners. Dust jacket uniformly bright to all surfaces, with but a whisper of shelf evidence to spine ends. A rather mysterious set of very light circular "quarter-sized" overlapping impressions to the cloth of the rear board has no apparent cause. The tightly bound book feels unread and the crisp dust jacket has no corresponding set of impressions. As such it is very likely a matter of some imperfection in the cloth that existed prior to the book's binding. In any event it is superficial and does not detract from the superbly attractive condition of this very well preserved copy. NF/F- 
Price: 179.50 USD
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85 Buelens, Gert Coping with the Promised Land; History and Ethnicity in Jewish-American Narrative, 1892-1934
Sussex, England University of Sussex 1990 Paperback Near Fine 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 220 pages; Oversize thesis is tight and neat in laminate covers; spine unlettered. Just trace shelf soiling to externals. Text clean and unmarked. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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86 Burns, Robert and Cromek, R. H. (Ed) Reliques of Robert Burns Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters Poems and Critical Observations on Scottish Songs
T. Cadell and W. Davies 1817 Fourth Edition Leather Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 453 pages; Full leather binding is well worn with front board detached and rear board haning by threads. Leather at spine dry and cracked; title labels missing. Text block snug and clean; prior ownership ink stamp top corner of front endpage. Text block VG but binding poor. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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87 Busto, Ernesto Suris Los Cuentos Del Abuelo a Periquin
Miami FL For the Author By ITESA, 1985 First Edition Paperback Very Good- Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Printed for the author by ITESA, Santo Domingo. Paperback in matte title lettered wraps. Warmly inscribed and signed by the author top edge of the preface page. Wraps with spine unlettered, as issued. Light rub and stress to spine surface at ends. Mild horizontal stressing across the spine. Solid clean copy. VG-; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.00 USD
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88 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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89 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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90 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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91 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. Marino Faliero, Doge Of Venice. An Historical Tragedy In Five Acts. With Notes - The Prophecy Of Dante, A Poem [bound With] The Island, Or Christian And His Comrades. [Queen Adelaide's Copy with Signature and Bookplate]
London John Murray & John Hunt 1821 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; [ASSOCIATION COPY - Queen Adelaide with her bookplate and signature] 1821 & 1823. John Murray & John Hunt. Two volumes in one, including the more difficult John Hunt published "The Island". 1st edition, 1st variant of Marino Faliero with Doge speech in 151 in 5 1/2 lines. Soundly bound in period 1/2 polished calf over marbled paper boards; ruling across spine in gilt and blind with black morocco title label. "Faliero" bound with half-title but lacking ad leaf at rear; "Island" lacking half-title and adverts leaf at rear. xxi,[1],261,[1]pp.; [3-7], 8-94 pp. Some several pages of "Island" with evidence of rough opening at the front edge, missing some shallow chips in the front margins of about 5 leaves. Text block slightly trimmed for binding. Adelaide's signature on the right side of the title page has loss of some of the flourish and the final "e' is a little clipped. Her cut paper bookplate is mounted to the front pastedown. Some light foxing to the front and rear lining sheets. An old manuscript notation to the top edge of the front pastedown, presumably from a books dealer - "First Edition" is signed "L. S. Cockell" [?]. Some mild scuffing to the leather front corners and light rubbing to surfaces of the marbled paper boards. VG 
Price: 600.00 USD
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92 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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93 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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94 Cabell, James Branch Between Dawn and Sunrise; Selections from the Writings of James Branch Cabell
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages; HC in orignial black cloth with title lettering in gilt to the spine. Just light shelf/handling wear to cloth at edges with mild crimping at spine ends. Gilt at spine slightly dulled Lacks dust jacket but otherwise solid and neat. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
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95 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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96 Cabell, James Branch The Cream of the Jest: the Lineage of Lichfield. Two Comedies of Evasion.
New York Robert M. McBride & Company 1932 Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages; In publisher's daek red cloth with ornate pictorial gilt border to cover board and titles (slightly dulled) in gilt to spine. Signed by Cabell at the end of his "author's note" on page xxi. Binding slightly covked. Cloth pulled and lightly rubbed at crown but not frayed or torn. Mild bumping to corners. Toning in the gutters of the endpages consistent with the 1930's publishing trade binder's glue. Some halo toning to pages. Top edge gilt. Signed by author. G++ to VG-; Signed by Author 
Price: 47.00 USD
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97 Cain, William E. (Ed. ) American Literature, Volume I
New York Longman 2004 0321116232 / 9780321116239 Paperback Good+ 
Penguin Academics Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1392 pages; Stout Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Snug and sound; mild curl to cover at front edge. Light to moderate storage/handling wear to cover edges. Sporadic mild underlining scattered in the text. Slight damp ripples to first few pages of text. Used stickers to rear covers. Solid copy. G++ to VG 
Price: 26.50 USD
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98 Caldwell, William W. Poems, Original and Translated
Boston & Cambridge James Munroe & Co 1857 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound in original brown cloth with decorative borders and rules in blind to boards; gilt title lettering to spine dulled but legible. Light mottling/fading to cloth boards; spine a bit faded and dulled. Light shelf rubbing to cloth at tips and spine ends. Prior ownership of mid 19th century Belles letres society with a bookplate to front pastedown, annotated with a variety of numerals, some of which have been inked out. Text bright and generally clean with just occasional mild instance of spotting. G++ to VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
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99 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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100 Canfield, Dorothy The Bent Twig
New York Henry Holt and Company 1916 Eighth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages; Tight clean copy in publisher's dark brown cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spine and in a darker brown to cover board. Mild soiling to page block edges but overall in very well preserved and neat condition. Dust jacket has silverfish damage thus; lower corners of the front jacket panel have been consumed with tracks to the surface extending along the lower third of the spine panel. Small area of loss at the jacket's crown. Jacket spine lettering remains bright and complete. Some loss to blurb and review content printed on the front panel. Uncommon in the original dust jacket. VG++/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
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