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Many Marriages

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, B W Huebsch: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.z6374mm1x2x

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; 1923 B W Huebsch, NY HC/DJ 1st printing. Original black cloth brightly stamped with orange lettering to spine and cover. Original cream/white paper dust jacket lettered in black and red. Mild shelf soiling to the whites of the jacket; somve very light nicking and rub to DJ edges witha short closed tear or two. Publisher's $2.00 issue price printed mid spine. Original owner has carefully reinforced the spine ends with an application of transparent tape on the reverse side of the jacket. Many pages unopened at the bottom edge; an unread copy. This copy was p... View more info

Poor White; A Novel

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, B. W. Huebsch: 1920

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16941

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1st state. In publisher's original blue cloth with publisher's colophon in blind to cover; gilt title lettering at spine dulled but legible. 1st state with top edge colored a light aqua blue. Attractive bookplate to front pastedown of noted Dunsany collector, Montgomery Evans II. Sound clean copy with light shelf rub to cloth at spine ends and usual dulling of titles at spine. VG- View more info

Memorial to George by Himself

By: Anonymous [Champneys, Adelaide] and Reid, James C. , Illustrator

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0005159

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 282 pages; Bobbs Merrill HC/DJ 1st edition. A very attractive copy; tight bright and sharp in original ribbed purple cloth with gilt stamped borders and titles. Bright clean dust jacket with an art deco stylized illustration wrapping from front panel around spine. $2.50 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Dust jacket just mildly storage rubbed at edges with a few tiny closed tears. Fanciful fantasy: an autobiography by a a squirrel named George. Attractive pictorial end pages, frontis and in-text illustrations by James C. Reid. Uncommon in condition. VG/G View more info

Paradise Overdose

By: Antoni, Brian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1994

Edition: Uncorrected Proof; First Printing

Seller ID: 13521

ISBN: 0671884263

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; Uncorrected Proof/ARC in slick pictorial covers. Tight clean copy appears unread. No marks. Promotional photo and biographical/review material laid in at front. Superficial stress crease acrsoss the lower corner of the front cover. NF View more info

Tom Swift and His Planet Stone, Or, Discovering the Secret of Another World

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1935

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38882

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


frontispiece; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Circa 1937 Whitman reprinting of #38 in the Swift series. HC/DJ. Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket. Orange colored cloth with titles in black; expected moderate general toning to page stock. Some light/moderate damp mottling to cloth rear board and edge of front board and offset discoloration to the blank reverse of the jacket. Light / moderate ripple and damp stain to jacket rear panel. Shallow chipping to jacket at spine ends. A sound and decent but somewhat worn copy with some light dampstaining to externals. G+/G+ View more info

Tom Swift and His Great Oil Gusher; Or the Treasure of Goby Farm

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38883

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages; 1st edition, early (2nd) printing. Soundly bound in original color, duotone pictorial dust jacket. Oil Gusher listed as the final titles in ads at front and rear but with next title - "Chest of Secrets" listed as the last title in the list on the front flap. Mild shelf bumping and rubbing to cloth at front corners. Prior owner's small ink name stamp in duplicate to front endpage. Jacket lightly rubbed and worn at edges; spaine panel toned and faded with some damp mottling. Trace damp evidence to jacket top edge and front edge of rear panel. VG-/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport, Or, Failing the Haargolanders

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1934

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38885

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; Circa 1937 Whitman reprinting of #37 in the Swift series. HC/DJ. Soundly bound in original color pictorial dust jacket. Orange colored cloth with titles in black; expected moderate general toning to page stock. Some light/moderate damp mottling to cloth boards and offset discoloration to the blank reverse of the jacket. Light / moderate ripple and damp stain to jacket rear panel. Trace chipping to jacket at spine ends. A sound and decent but somewhat worn copy with some light dampstaining to externals. G++/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Giant Magnet, Or, Bringing Up the Lost Submarine

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1932

Edition: First Edition; 2nd state

Seller ID: 38886

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Tom Swift #35; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 216 pages; 1932 Grosset & Dunlap. HC/DJ. 1st edition, 2nd state. Handsome copy is bright and snug in 2nd state orange cloth with titles in black. The book is bright and snug with pictorial orange endpages and bright orange top stain. Gift inscription penned to front blank verso of frontis, dated Oct 1933. Original dust jacket is bright and clean with just mild shelf rubbing to edges and corners; small open snag (smaller than a dime) reinforced to rear surface with a small short piece of cellophane tape. Dust jacket has Swift titles 1-35 (Magnet) on ... View more info

Don Sturdy in Lion Land or The Strange Clearing in the Jungle

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1932

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 38899

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Grosset & Dunlap HC/DJ. Early printing. Dust jacket front flap lists just 9 Sturdy titles, but interior lists at rear of book lists 12 Sturdy titles ending "Temple of Fear" Presumably a 1932 printing. Pictorial green and white endpages. Original red cloth with title lettered in green. Hinges a little tender but sound. Dust jacket has shallow chipping from spine ends, several short closed tears at edges and a longer, semi-circular closed tear from the bottom edge of the front panel/cover. Publisher's green top stain fading. VG-/G++ View more info

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope (Better Little Book #1485)

By: Appleton, Victor & James Gary (Illust. )

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38903

Condition: Good+


B&W drawings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 425 pages; 1939 Whitman Better Little Book #1485. Tom Swift # 39, penultimate in the series. 1st edition. Small format HC in original glazed, color pictorial boards. Binding sound and contents complete. Illustrated with b&w drawings by James Gary. There are two notable condition issues. It appears this books was at one time bundled with some other BLB titles using string and it appears this was the bottom book in the bundle. There are shallow indent impressions to the rear board and pressure ruptures where the string looped over the board edges. Shallo... View more info

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope (Better Little Book #1485)

By: Appleton, Victor & James Gary (Illust. )

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38904

Condition: Very Good-


B&W drawings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 425 pages; 1939 Whitman Better Little Book #1485. Tom Swift # 39, penultimate in the series. 1st edition. Small format HC in original glazed, oclor pictorial boards. Binding sound and contents complete. Illustrated with b&w drawings by James Gary. Spine square and flat with light rubbing at spine ends and board edges. Last blank page appears to be missing. Prior owner name in pencil and pen to rear endpage. A small half-dime sized surface abrasion to the paper covered front board at the bottom edge. Contents sound and clean; a generally well preserved ... View more info

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope (Better Little Book #1485)

By: Appleton, Victor & James Gary (Illust. )

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Racine WI, Whitman: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38905

Condition: Very Good


B&W drawings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 425 pages; 1939 Whitman Better Little Book #1485. Tom Swift # 39, penultimate in the series. 1st edition. Small format HC in original glazed, color pictorial boards. Binding sound and contents complete. Illustrated with b&w drawings by James Gary. Spine square and flat with just light rubbing at spine ends and board edges. A few tiny spots of rub to board surfaces and some mild soiling in evidence to spine. Expected general toning to page stock but a little more so than in other copies we have handled. Still a solid and well preserved example of the un... View more info

Tom Swift and His Ocean Airport, Or, Foiling the Haargolanders

By: Appleton, Victor & Nat Falk (Illust. )

Price: $300.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38994

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Very good in very good dust jacket. ; 214 p. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages; 1st edition of #37 (second to last) of the Grosset published 1st Swift series. #37 Ocean Airport is the last title in the list on the copyright page, is not included on the list at rear of book which ends at #36 Television Detector. Front dust jacket flap also ends at #36. Original orange cloth with titles boldly in black to cover and spine; publisher's orange top stain is uniform and bold. Pictorial orange lining sheets. Original pictorial dust jacket has shallow chipping at spine ends, mild toning to spine p... View more info

Don Sturdy with the Harpoon Hunters, Or, the Strange Cruise of the Whaling Ship.

By: Appleton, Victor, Pseud

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12864

Condition: Very Good-


Frontis and lining sheets; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; 1935 Grosset & Dunlap. HC 1st edition of the last Sturdy title. Original thatched red cloth with titles stamped boldly in dark green to cover and spine. At spine a shield outlines "Author of Tom Swift Books." Binding sound and contents clean. Top edge stain is green, slightly faded. Just mild silverfish predation to the sizing of the cloth along the lower and front edge of the cover board. Cloth just a little crimped at spine ends; verysmall pin sized puncture to cloth mid-spine. At rear is a 4 page catalog of Sturdy, Sw... View more info

Normandie Her Life and Times

By: Ardman, Harvey

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 37103

ISBN: 0531097846

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 435 pages; Snugly bound and attractive in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $22.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Inscribed, signed and dated 1985 by the author to the verso of the half-title page. Just very light foxing to the front edge of the page block. Illustrated with period photographs. Nice copy, uncommon in signed examples. VG++/NF; Signed by Author View more info

The Pointer and His Predecessors; An Illustrated History of The Pointing Dog From the Earliest Times

By: Arkwright, William.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: London, Arthur L. Humphreys: 1902

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 34423

Condition: Very Good-


; Tissue guarded photogravure plates on vellum; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 236 pages; One of a deluxe limited edition of 750 copies. Snugly bound in 1/4 heavy cram colored linen spine over green cloth boards, with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. Lavishly illustrated with 39 photogravure plates after Rubens, Teniers, Wootton, Stubbs, Oudry, Alken, Shayer, G. & M. Earl, and others; printed on vellum with tissue guards. This copy lacks the limitation page and the front lining sheets have been refreshed. A spot of nicking to the cloth... View more info

Lepidus the Centurion

By: Arnold, Edwin L. & Frank T. Merrill (Frontis) & Decorative Designers (Binding Art)

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York, T. Y. Crowell: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31385

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages; Soundly bound in a decorative prictorial trade binding from a design by Decorative Designers; terra cotta colored cloth with a pictorial standard of the Roman Republic to the cover. DD monogram at the base of the pictorial design. Cloth rubbed and just slightly frayed at top front corners; light shelf soiling to cloth boards. Snugly bound book is justs a little shelf cocked in the spine. Tissue guarded frontis on glossy stock from a design by Frank Merrill. Speculative novel. VG- View more info

Rusty's Travels; a Little Dog's Part in a Vacation

By: Arnold, Nason H. and Griswold Tyng (Illust)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19556

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; In publisher's dark brown cloth with decorative pictorial title designs to cover and spine in black. Binding art design "signed" with Tyng's monogram on the lower front corner of the board. Snug, clean copy; no marks. Cloth a little crimped at spine ends; a tiny nick to the cloth at crown. Expected mild toning to page stock. Solid and neat. VG+ View more info

Rat Life

By: Arnold, Tedd

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dial Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 37784

ISBN: 0803730209

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page: "To Nancy -- Enjoy the Show! [signed] 2007" Snugly bound and clean in original wraparound pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $16.99 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Prior owner initials penned neatly to front flyleaf; mild shelf bump to top front corner of the page block. Just mild feel of prior reading. Edgar award winner for Juvenile mystery novel. VG+/VG+; Signed by Author View more info

A Nest of Ninnies

By: Ashbery, John, and Schuyler, James

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0003301

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 191 pages; HC/DJ 1st printing. Square, snug and neat. No marks. Attractive bookplate to pastedown of noted modernist and Harlem Renaissance scholar, Bruce Kellner. Pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed edges and spine ends with some minor chipping at spine ends and several micro length closed tears at edges. $4.95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Attractive copy of the relatively uncommon 1st edition of this unusual novelistic collaboration. VG+/VG View more info