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The Tarzan Twins

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Douglas Grant (Illust. )

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Joliet, IL, P. F. Volland Company: 1927

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 35369

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Color & b/w illust; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; 2nd edition/printing (of 7 total printings issued. ) Snugly bound in original blue 1/4 cloth backed, pictorial paper covered boards. In original color pictorial dust jacket that has some mild drakening to the front spine edge from likely exposure to smoke from a fire. Jacket is crisp edged with mild fading at spine and some light edge rubbing and superficial nicking. Book feels and appears generally unhandled with contents in exquisite condition. Mild shelf scrape to lower edge of boards. Illustrated thorughout by Grant's art work, most... View more info

The Tarzan Twins

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice & Douglas Grant (Illust. )

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Joliet, IL, P. F. Volland Company: 1927

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 35370

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Color & b/w illust; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 126 pages; 6th edition/printing (of 7 total printings issued. ) Snugly bound in original blue 1/4 cloth backed, pictorial paper covered boards. In original color pictorial dust jacket that has a geometric thinnish outline of darkening to the cover panel from exposure to smoke from a conflagration. Rear flap has similar darkening along the front and top edge. Jacket is generally crisp edged with mild soiling to the 90% of the panels not suffering from smke darkenng. Some light edge rubbing and superficial nicking to jacket edges. Book feels and ap... View more info

The Chessmen of Mars

By: Burroughs, Edgar Rice and J. Allen St. John

Price: $235.00

Publisher: Chicago, A C McClurg & Co: 1922

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18667

Condition: Good+


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 than usually seen with Burroughs titles from McClurg. Still, a so... View more info

Don't Tell Anyone

By: Busch, Frederick

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29539

ISBN: 0393049736

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 View more info

A Heroine of the Wilderness; The Story of Lincoln's Mother

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah & Clare Victor Dwiggins, (Illust. ) Company.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Near Fine


Color frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 273 pages; HC tightly bound in publisher's highly decorative pictorial color illustrated brown cloth. Pictorial designs to cover and spine in green, red, yellow and black with gilt title panel to spine. Very handsome copy, quite snugly bound and fresh; just trace shelf wear to cloth at spine ends. Illustrated with a color frontis on glossy stock from a painting by Dwiggins. A touch of superficial soiling to the bottom edge of the title and frontis pages. Exceptionally nice copy. NF View more info

SHADOW OF A SUN.

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace & World: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14684

Condition: 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+ View more info

Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V

By: Byron, George Gordon; Lord Byron

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars: 1821

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 26342

Condition: 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 View more info

Mazeppa,

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1819

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28505

Condition: 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 fo... View more info

The Giaour, A Fragment of a Turkish Tale

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $265.00

Publisher: London, John Murray; Printed by T. Davison: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28949

Condition: 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 t... View more info

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire [First American Edition]

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & Charleston, Brannan and Morford; E. Morford, Willington, and Co.: 1811

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 29399

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Jurgen, a Comedy of Justice

By: Cabell, James Branch

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Robert McBride: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12510

Condition: 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+ View more info

Hurricane Years

By: Cameron, Hawley

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13016

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 View more info

Mothers, Tell Your Daughters Stories

By: Campbell, Bonnie Jo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 33116

ISBN: 0393248453

Condition: 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 View more info

Mother Raspberry.

By: Careme, Maurice and Marie Wabbes (Illust)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Crowell Co: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15276

Condition: 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. View more info

Gaston Lachaise; Portrait Sculpture

By: Carr, Carolyn Kinder & Margaret C.S. Christman & Alan Fern & Gaston Lachaise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Portrait Gallery: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21435

ISBN: 0874743052

Condition: 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. View more info

The Night of the Gun; A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life--His Own

By: Carr, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2008

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38480

ISBN: 1416541527

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 400 pages; 1st printing. Tightly bound and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Just trace shelf evidence to jacket at edges. By and large about as new. F/NF View more info

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

By: Carroll, Lewis & John Tenniel & Gertrude A. Kay (Illusts)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott: 1923

Edition: Presumed 1st edition thus

Seller ID: 31943

Condition: Good+


Color Plates and b/w drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; Presumed 1st edition thus. Soundly bound in original red cloth with pictorial design stamped to cover in black; title lettering to cover and spine in gilt. Spine lettering dulled with fading to but with titles still readily legible. Cloth a bit toned/faded at spine; some crimping and trace fray to cloth at spine ends and corner tips. Some shallow silverfish pitting to the top edge of the page block. Contents soundly bound and neat with a gift inscription penned to the blank verso of the front flyleaf. Handsomely illustrated ... View more info

The Secret of 37 Hardy Street

By: Casey, Robert J

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38717

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound in original pictorial dust jacket. Soundly bound in tahtched purple cloth with title panels in gilt to cover and with title lettering in gilt to spine. In scarce original pictorial dust jacket with publisher's $2 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Jacket moderately sunned at spine; with light general toning to surfaces and considerable rubbing and wear at edges. Shallow nicks and chipping along jacket edges and spine ends; scrunching and closed tears to jacket top front corner. See photos for jacket condition. Hardy's 1s... View more info

Forever Words; the Unknown Poems [Uncorrected Proof]

By: Cash, Johnny

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Rider Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 37571

ISBN: 0399575138

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; [Uncorrected Proof]. 2016 Blue Rider Press. Pre-publication 1st printing. Paperback in slick title lettered wraps; publisher's promotional material laid in at front. Mild stressing to spine edge. Unread copy. VG++ to NF View more info

The Pussios and the Purr

By: Cautley, Helen and Bonham, Mary E. , (Illustrator)

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Ny: London: Montreal, Louis Carrier: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0004687

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 80 pages; Louis Carrier & Co Medium large HC (4to) with large color title panel on paper mounted to cover board. Original blue cloth; spine unlettered, as issued. 1st edition. Square sound copy; gift inscription neatly penned to front illustrated end page. Cloth rubbed and just a little frayed at corners and spine end. Cover title illustration generally bright and clean with a small "half-dime" sized abrasion and a bit of shelf soiling apparent in the whites. A few pages with mild thumb soiling at fore margins and one page opened a bit ro... View more info