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The Function of Criticism: Problems and Exercises.

By: Wnters, Yvor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Allen Swallow: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: haz.al6002

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 200 pages; SIGNED 1957 Alan Swallow HC/DJ 1st edition. Warmly inscribed by Winters on the front flyleaf; dated Christmas 1957. Original tan cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Original printed dust jacket chipped and well worn at edges and folds. Flaps had detached bt have been reattached with minimal application of Japanese tissue paper tape on reverse of jacket. DJ toned and a bit shelf soiled. Boards have an unusual warp, concave with curl up at top and bottom. Contents clean and neat. Uncommonly found signed. A somewaht worn copy but retaining most of the jacket ... View more info

The Little Warrior

By: Wodehouse, P. G

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, George Doran: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al3340

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; 1920 George Doran HC 1st appearance in book form, preceding UK publication as "Jill the Reckless" ... Green gray cloth blocked in a dark green with titles to spine and cover. Soundly bound. Short gift inscription front endpg, else unmarked. Some light tanning to spine and soiling to covers. Upper board corners lightly bumped. No fraying or significant rubbing to boards at corners or edges. Solid copy uncommon in the original edition. VG- View more info

If I Were You

By: Wodehouse, P. G

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company: 1931

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 37622

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 305 pages; HC 1st US edition. Soundly bound in original orange cloth with titles in maroon to cover and spine. Cloth color faded and a little toned at spine. Cloth crimped and a little rubbed at spine ends. Trace rub through to cloth at corner tips. A small insect predation bore to the front edge of the page block. Sound but a bit worn and distressed 1st American edition. Good only View more info

Leave It To Psmith

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: George Doran: 1924

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 34516

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 347 pages; 1st American edition, with Doran colophon on copyright. Soundly bound in original ribbed blue cloth with titles in darker blue. A little tender in the hinges and a bit shaken in the spine. Cloth crimped and lightly shelf rubbed at spine ends; trace rub through to cloth at 2 corners and light shelf rub at tips. VG- View more info

Torpedo 8; The Story of Swede Larsen's Bomber Squadron

By: Wolfert, Ira

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 36143

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Color Pictorial map endsheets; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 127 pages; 1st printing. Snugly bound and clean in original wraparound color pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $2 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Light shelf rubbing to jacket edges with a few superficial nicks. Prior owner name and 1943 date penned to verso of half-title page. Final two pages opened a bit roughly at the front edge. Illustrated with color pictorial map endpages. Nice copy of a book not often seen with the original dust jacket. VG/VG View more info

A Trace of Footprints: A Novel.

By: Wolff, Ruth.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, John Day Co: 1968

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 0613H118077

ISBN: 0381982033

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; 1968 John Day HC/DJ 3rd printing. Superb copy. Very fresh and neat -- appears unread. No marks. DJ price clipped but very clean and bright w just a hint of hanling top edge of rear panel. F/NF- View more info

In the Garden of the North American Martyrs

By: Wolff, Tobias

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Ecco Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23099

ISBN: 0912946830

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 175 pages; Inscribed by Wolff on the title page to Jere Real and dated 1988 in Lynchburg. 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. Bright, snug and very neat copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright dust jacket, but price clipped to font flap. Just trace shelf soiling to jacket at spine. Sharp, fresh copy of Wolff's first short story collection. NF/NF; Signed by Author View more info

Muscle for the Wing

By: Woodrell, Daniel

Price: $27.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 24271

ISBN: 0805007881

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages; 1st edition is snug bright and neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with $16.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Mild soiling/foxing to the top and front edges of the page block. Just trace shelf evidence to jacket at edges. Otherwise bright and fresh. VG+/NF View more info

Give Us a Kiss; A Country Noir

By: Woodrell, Daniel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 24310

ISBN: 0805022988

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 237 pages View more info

Of Mosquitoes, Moths, and Mice

By: Worth, C. Brooke

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22312

ISBN: 0393063909

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258 pages; 1st edition. Square and sound in original pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the title page. A few early pages with brief pencil ticks and marginlia; prior owner's penciled personal index to rear endpage. Light foxing to the front endpage as well as the top and front edges. Shallow shelf rub to jacket at edges; a few trivial nicks at edges.. Jacket is price-clipped. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG-; Signed by Author View more info

Learning to Ride, Hunt and Show

By: Wright, Gordon and Sam Savitt, (Illustration)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: White Plains, NY, Secor Farms Riding Club: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15605

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Drawings and diagrams; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages; Oversize oblong HC/DJ. 1st edition. Snugly bound in publisher's original red cloth and pictorial dust jacket. Just trace shelf rubbing to jacket edges; expected mild toning to the white areas of the jacket design. Publisher's $5.00 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. A handsome and well preserved example of the 1st edition. VG+/VG+. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Pagan Spain

By: Wright, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24747

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Snug and neatin black cloth over peach, paper covered boards with title-lettering in orange to spine. Spine just slightly shelf-cocked. Prior owner's name and catalog note penned neatly in tiny script to front endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. Lacking dust jacket; otherwise VG+ View more info

Never the Twain

By: Wylie, Max

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18447

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages; HC/DJ. An attractive copy; neat, solid, clean. No marks. Dust jacket mildly worn to edges, and mildly rubbed to front and rear panels. NF/VG+. View more info

Grey Dawn, the Wolf Dog

By: Yeager, Dorr

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Wm. Penn Publishing: 1942

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21115

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


frontis and endpaper drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; True 1st edition, 1st printing. In original wrap-around color pictorial dust jacket. Snugly bound in publisher's light blue cloth with title lettering in dark blue to cover and spine. Pictorial dust jacket lightly rubbed and nicked along the edges. $2.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Thin damp line visible along the top edge of the rear jacket panel with some light offsetting damp evidence along the top edge of the rear board. Pictorial endpages bright and neat. No marks. Solid clean copy in an attractive, light... View more info

Passager

By: Yolen, Jane

Price: $13.50

Publisher: San Diego, Harcourt Children's Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18818

ISBN: 0152003916

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The Young Merlin Trilogy, Book One; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 76 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in near immaculate dust jacket. Evidence of shelfrub to top edges of jacket. F/NF View more info

Merlin's Booke

By: Yolen, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Fantasy: 1986

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 28217

ISBN: 0441525520

Condition: Near Fine


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 176 pages; Mass market sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. 1st trade edition after a special signed hardcover issued by SteelDragon Press. Signed with inscription by Yolen on the title page and dated 1992. Square spined and fresh; feels and appears unread. Superficial stress top corner of the front cover and trace shelf rub to spine edges. NF; Signed by Author View more info

Wings

By: Yolen, Jane & Dennis Nolan

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31638

ISBN: 015297850x

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition and 1st printing with complete A - E printing line. Warmly inscribed and signed by Yolen on the title page, dated 1992. Superb copy is tight bright and fresh in immaculate pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $15.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Feels and appears unread and as new. F/F. ...Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author View more info

Come to the Fairies' Ball

By: Yolen, Jane & Gary Lippincott (Illust. )

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Honesdale, PA, WordSong: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Seller ID: 31654

ISBN: 1590784642

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 32 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition; 1st printing. Signed by Lippincott on the title page. Inscribed and signed on the title page by Yolen and dated 2010. Inscribed and signed again by Lippincott on the dedication page with a small drawing added. Superb copy feels and appears unread. Crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket retains publisher $17.95 issue price to unclipped front flap. Wonderful copy. F/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. ; Signed by Author & Illustrator View more info

Dinosaur Dances

By: Yolen, Jane and Bruce Degen (Ills. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1990

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27360

ISBN: 0399216294

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Color Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 39 pages; 1st edition. HC/DJ. Tight bright and fresh in immaculate dust jacket with $14.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Inscribed and signed by Yolen to illustrated front endpage. Feels and appears unread and as new. F/F; Signed by Author View more info

The Lost Wagon Train

By: Zane, Grey

Price: $69.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1936

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 28996

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 401 pages; 1st edition, stated along with G-L Harper date code to copyright. Snugly bound in original gray linen boards with decorative titles in maroon to cover and spine. Prior owner name and a later neatly penned gift inscription to the front endpage. Boards lightly bumped at lower corners; some light patchy silverfishing to the surface emulsion of the cloth along areas adjacent to the front hinge. Dust jacket retains the publisher's $2 issue price to unclipped front flap and remains uniformly bright in the wraparound pictorial design. There are several jagged clo... View more info