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Mortality Bridge

By: Boyett, Steven R.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Burton, MI, Subterranean Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18062

ISBN: 1596063750

Condition: Near Fine


Advance Uncorrected Proof; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 422 pages; Advance Uncorrected Proof. In glossy pictorial covers. Bright tight and fresh; unread copy. No marks. Uniformly crisp and fresh with just trace storage/shelf evidence to cover extremities. Very nearly Fine View more info

Death of a Man

By: Boyle, Kay

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37729

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 321 pages; HC 1st edition. Soundly bound in original light gray cloth with titles in silver to spine. Usual and expected toning to endpage hinges usually seen in books from the 1930's. Light soiling to cloth at board edges; publisher top stain a little dulled. Lacking dust wrapper but otherwise near VG View more info

Budding Prospects

By: Boyle, T. C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: haz.z6046boy1x2x

ISBN: 0670194395

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; 1984 Viking HC/DJ 1st printing. Bright, solid copy in a clean, crisp dust jacket. $16.95 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Light foxing to pastedowns underneath flaps and light dust soiling to top edge. Spine slightly out of square. VG to VG+ copy in an about Fine dust jacket. Boyle's 3rd book. View more info

Second Manifeste Du Surrealisme

By: Breton, Andre

Price: $825.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions KRA: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17201

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 103 pages; 1930 Editions Kra. 1st edition. Large format paperback in the scarce, original glassine dust jacket. A notoriously fragile publication, this example has been very well preserved by virtue of the intact glassine dust cover. The usual and expected halo toning to the page stock. A mild nick to the dust jacket and cover stock at the crown. A s, all prior ownership ink stamp in the gutter of page 1. Several pages unopened along the top edge. Though suffering from the usual halo toning, this is really an exceptionally well preserved copy, quite uncommonly seen... View more info

Jane Eyre: [1943 Photoplay Edition W/ Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles]

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1943

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 35103

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Film Still illustrated dust jacket; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 451 pages; HC/DJ. Photoplay edition, published to coincide with the 1943 film starring Welles and Fontaine. Pictorial dust jacket features a film-still photograph of the actors. Snugly bound in original green cloth with title lettering in black. Dust jacket bright and clean with just mild shelf evidence at edges and trace furring at crown of the spine panel. War-time printing with usual notice of compliance with regulations for paper use. But the paper is supple and only minimally toned. Moderate offset toning to front flyleaf whe... View more info

The Professor; Everyman's Library [Turnbull and Spears, 1909]

By: Bronte, Charlotte and May Sinclair (Intro)

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London & New York, J. M. Dent & Company; E. P. Dutton: 1909

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 32358

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 292 pages; Everyman's Library. 1st Everyman imprint of this title with no indication of subsequent printings. Printer's notice for Turnbull and Spears at rear. Soundly bound in original trade binding of ribbed red cloth with decoratively gilt panelled spine. Trace crimping and light rubbing to cloth at spine ends. Red cloth is lightly sun faded at spine but with gilt still bright. Binding a little shaken. Prior owner name and 1910 purchase date penned neatly to pictorial front pastedown endpage. The 1st printing of the Everyman edition. [Seymour 117.0] VG- to VG View more info

Hackenfeller's Ape

By: Brophy, Brigid

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1954

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: haz1053bro2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 177 pages; 1953 Random House HC/DJ 1st printing stated. Square, firm and very neat. No marks. Original dustjacket bright and neat with no significant wear. Price clipped. Brophy's second book, scarce in 1st ed. F-/VG+ View more info

The Late Great Creature

By: Brower, Brock

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27941

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the recto of the 2nd free endpage. Soundly bound and generally clean and neat in original dust jacket. Cream linen boards with title design in black and gilt; publisher's red top stain still solid and bright. Binding a little shaken in the spine; light foxing to the front edge of the text block. Dust jacketlightly rubbed at edges; two vertical stress creases to the front flap of the jacket which retains the $4.50 issue price despite a shallow corner clip from the top corner. An old secondary price inconspiocuouly marke... View more info

Hickory

By: Brown, Palmer

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Harper and Row: 1978

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15897

ISBN: 0060208880

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages; 1st edition stated. Superb unread copy in crisp, fresh dust jacket. $6.95 issue price on upper corner of front flap; lower corner inexplicably clipped. All else entirely as new. F/NF View more info

The Casa Guidi Windows.

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $245.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18050

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 140 pages; Bound in a period full polished calf; double fillet gilt rules to cover boards. Spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Decrative gilt tooliing and rules to spine; titles on morocco labels to two panels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Snugly bound and bright. Complete with half-title page; no publisher's catalog at rear. Bound by prior opwner as one of several volumes of Browning's works; title labels at spine read: Browning's Poems /// Vol. III. Bibliographic notes penciled to front endpage. 1st edition. VG+ [Wing 14] View more info

The Courts of the Morning

By: Buchan, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 35790

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Pictorial map rear endpage; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; Soundly bound and clean with original wraparound pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's green cloth with title lettering in red. Gift inscription penned neatly to front endpage. Cloth lightly crimped with trace fray at spine ends; a small pencil tip eraser sized ink spot to the cover board. Dust jacket is much worn with chipping at spine ends, furring over flap fold edges and sunning at spine. Prior owner has reinforced partial splits in the jacket joints with applications of cloth thin tape to the blank, reverse surface of the jac... View more info

The Story of Henri Tod [Signed Limited Edition]

By: Buckley, William F. , Jr.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, Franklin Library: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 37719

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 254 pages; Special 1st edition, issued prior to the publisher's trade edition and signed by the author on a leaf bound in at front. Tightly bound and exceptionally fresh in dark blue leather with titles and decorative borders brightly in gilt. Hubbed spine; all edges gilt. Prior owner name penned neatly to front flyleaf. Feels and appears unread and otherwise about as new. NF; Signed by Author View more info

A Long Day's Dying

By: Buechner, Frederick

Price: $265.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1950

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13733

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 267 pages; [SIGNED] 1st and 2nd printings before publication. Essentially the 2nd printing of the 1st edition, both issues printed prior to the official release set by the publisher. Warmly inscribed in red pen by Buechner "For Sam[? ], thirty-four years after the fact, with admiration and affection from his fellow author and Lawrentian, ...December 1984." Solid clean copy in original black cloth with title lettering in metallic copper to spine. Dust jacket bright and clean with publisher's $3.00 issue price on unclipped front flap. Jacket is rubbed at spine ... View more info

The Entrance to Porlock.

By: Buechner, Frederick,

Price: $179.50

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16900

Condition: 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... View more info

Shakespeare

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23110

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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. N... View more info

The Adventures of Bob White

By: Burgess, Thornton W. & Harrison Cady (Illust. )

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36130

Condition: Very Good


Burgess Trade Quaddies Mark, The Bedtime Story-Books; Six B&W plates; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 117 pages; Soundly bound and clean in original buff oatmeal cloth with pictorial title design in red and black. Tissue guarded frontis and 5 other b&w plates on glossy stock by Harrison Cady. Just a whisper of toning to cloth at spine. Otherwise fresh, neat and handsome. VG or better View more info

White Doves At Morning

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38494

ISBN: 0743244710

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages; 1st edition, 1st printing. Snugly bound and very neat in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by Burke on the title page, "To Emma / with thanks for your friendship; / [SIGNATURE] / Xmas 2002." Jacket is price clipped from the top corner of the front flap. Otherwise just about as new. NF/VG++; Signed by Author View more info

Tarzan the Avenger, a Fast Action Story [Dell 10 Cent Edition]

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Dell Publishing: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21157

Condition: 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... View more info

The Monster Men

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22013

Condition: 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 ... View more info

The Moon Maid

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1927

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 22014

Condition: Very Good+


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 View more info