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Spook Stories

By: Benson, E. F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1930

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 17194

Condition: Very Good-

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages; Small format paperback in printed wraps. Very early edition from the highly regarded publishing house of Bernhard Tauchnitz. Square and sound with light to moderate age fox spotting to cream colored paper cover and much less so to page block edges. Tiny sticker scar front cover. A well preserved and very early copy. VG- View more info

Old London [In 4 Volumes]: Portrait of an English Gentleman (Georgian) ; Janet (Victorian) ; Friend of the Rich (Mid-Victorian) ; the Unwanted (Edwardian)

By: Benson, E. F. & Reginald Birch (Illust)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 34167

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Georgian; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 4 volumes, boxed. 1st edition, 1st printings. All 4 volumes snugly bound and very neat, feeling generally unread. Original pictorial dust jackets are crisp edged with bright panels but with some just mild sunning/toning to the spines. A bit of shallow superficial nicking to jackets at spine ends. In original pictorial slipcase which is sound but a little toned and with some rubbing and wear at joints. Pictorial jacket and box designs along with pictorial endpages from illustrations by Reginald Birch. Books NF to Fine in VG+ dust jackets and VG- slipcase. ..... View more info

Man Who Missed The Bus; Woburn Book # 6

By: Benson, Stella

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Elkin Mathews & Marrot: 1928

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27329

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 32 pages; Signed limited edition, hand numbered 313 of 500 copies on the signed limitation page. Solid neat copy in pictorial paper covered boards and matching pictorial dust jacket. Shelf bumped at tail of spine with a small nick/chip to the paper over boards and a superficial abrasion at the lower front corner of the cover board. Dust jacket lightly toned and slightly shelf soiled to surfaces with a few tiny nicks and chips at edges. VG+/VG; Signed by Author View more info

The Faithful Lovers,

By: Beresford, J. D

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Lee Furman: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al4319io

Condition: Very Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 351 pages; 1936 Lee Furman, New York. HC 1st US edition. Square snug and clean. Faint prior ownership stamp to front endpage. Text unmarked. Cloth boards clean and gilt titles to spine just a little dulled. Lacks dust jacket, else about VG. Uncommon View more info

Alain Robbe-Grillet; Le Roman De L'Absence; Essai

By: Bernal, Olga

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Paris, Gallimard: 1964

Seller ID: 11754

Condition: Near Fine

Le Chemin, French Edition; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 257 pages; 1964 Gallimard. In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Appears unread and about as new. NF View more info


By: BERNSTEIN, Steven J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Patio Table,: 1982

Seller ID: shio0496

ISBN: 0939306042

Condition: Very Good-

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87 pages; 1982 Patio Table Press trade sized paperback in glossy illstd covers. Square sound copy; no marks. Covers a bit rubbed at edges. Spot of rub abd superficial fray to cover at base of spine. Mended with archivqal paper tape. VG- View more info

The Prize [Uncorrected Proof]

By: Bialosky, Jill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Counterpoint: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 33101

ISBN: 1619025701

Condition: Very Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages; [Uncorrected Proof]. Large trade size paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Bright, snug and neat with just superficial shelf evidence to cover edges. Feels and appears unread. VG++ to NF View more info

Stories from a Ming Collection ; Translations of Chinese Short Stories Published in the Seventeenth Century

By: Birch, Cyril (Trans. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1959

Seller ID: 33761

Condition: Very Good-

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; HC in original cloth. Soundly bound and clean. Prior owner name and address penned neatly to front pastedown. Text clean and unmarked. Lacking dust wrapper but otherwise VG View more info

Teacher's Guide for the Odyssey Reader; Ideas and Style : a Guide and Answer Booklet

By: Birk, Newman Peter and Genevieve B. Birk

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Odyssey Press: 1968

Seller ID: 23436

Condition: Very Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 195 pages; Paperback in pictorial paper covers. Snug, solid and neat. Spine ends lightly rubbed. Slight discoloration to bottom of rear cover. VG+ View more info

Gates of life

By: Bjorkman, Edwin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1102K189568

ISBN: 0403008689

Condition: Very Good-

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 384 pages; 1923 Knopf HC 1st edition. Original slate black cloth with titling and borders in orange, red and blue. Lacking dust jacket but a square sound and clean copy with some moderate/light rub at extremities and light dulling to details. Sound and neat; G+ to VG- View more info

Judith Shakespeare; Her Love Affairs and Other Adventures

By: Black, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1884

Seller ID: 22153

Condition: Good+

B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 391 pages; HC in forest green cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Sound, clean copy; no marks. Expected light general toning to the page stock. General, light shelf rub to the board edges/extremeties. With B&W illustrations. G++ View more info

Scabby Dichson

By: Blaker, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1221K968340

Condition: Very Good

1928 Doubleday Doran HC 1st edition. Square sound and clean. No marks. original black cloth with pictorial paper title label to cover and title label to spine. Spine label sunned and faded. Solid clean copu with sunned spine. Lacks dj, else near VG; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; Square sound and clean. No marks. Original black cloth with pictorial paper title label to cover and title label to spine. Spine label sunned and faded. Solid clean copu with sunned spine. Lacks DJ, else near VG View more info

I Met a Man

By: Blankfort, Michael

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13848

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 277 pages; HC/DJ. 1st edition. Publisher's red cloth with bright gilt title lettering to front and spine. Original pictorial dust jacket has just mild rubbing and nicking to edges. Very slightly cocked in the spine. Trace soiling to front edge of page block; text unmarked. Snug and sound; a handsome copy of this uncommon WWI spy cum mystery novel. NF-/VG+ View more info

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio : [2 Volumes, Complete]: As First Completely Done Into English Prose and Verse by John Payne: Certaldo Edition

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni and John Payne

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. P. Horn & Co: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 22116

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Intaglio lithographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1087 pages; J. P. Horn & Co. Two volume set in original dust jackets and slipcase. Limited edition of 1550 sets, not numbered. Well preserved set; bright snug and neat. Top edges gilt; pther edges untrimmed. In original blue paper dust jackets with decorative orange borders and titles replicating the designs to the cloth bindings. Illustrated with tissue guarded, intaglio lithograph plates by Teyssonnieres after Jacques Wagrez. Light/moderate sunfading to jackets at spines. Original slipcase has paper title label to the closed box end' mi... View more info

The Novels And Tales Of The Renowned John Boccacio [decameron] The First Refiner of Italian Prose: Containing a Hundred Curious Novels, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Framed in Ten Days

By: Boccaccio, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Awnsham Churchill: 1684

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 32289

Condition: Fair

4to 11" - 13" tall; 483 pages; 1684 Awnsham Churchill, London. "5th edition" [London]. 4to. In near contemporary leather spine with later probably 19th century repairs. 1/2 leather over drab paper covered boards. Leather splitting over joints but cords holding. First 4 leaves, including engraved frontis and title page are only tenuously attached. Title and dedication page damaged with a uniform swath of the top 3 inches of the two leaves torn away - presumably to remove ownership inscriptions. (16) 483 pp. Boards heavily rubbed at edges with rough abrasion and surface loss alo... View more info

Le jeu de Saint Nicolas

By: Bodel, Jean & F. J. Warne; Alfred Ewert (Eds. )

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford, Blackwell: 1963

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 11774

Condition: Very Good+

Blackwell's French Texts with English Notes; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 113 pages; 1963 Blackwell. In original printed wraps. Solid clean copy; no marks. Evidence only of casual perusal. Mild toning to spine panel. VG+ View more info

Water Oaks; A Novel of the 1950s

By: Bolton, Clyde

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Cromartie-Long: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 25042

ISBN: 0932520030

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 295 pages; HC/DJ. Tight, solid and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Light shelf wear to jacket corners and spine ends; jacket edges slightly nicked and rubbed. Just a trace of dampstaining to lower corner of front jacket cover. Cloth corners and spine ends mildly rubbed. Penned recipe for fruitcake and signature by author covers front endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. VG+/VG; Signed by Author View more info

Life of Samuel Johnson (in Ten Volumes) ; Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides, Tour in Wales, Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale

By: Boswell, James and J. Wilson Crocker (Ed. ) and John Wright (Ed. ) and E. Finden (Engravings)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1859

Seller ID: 28709

Condition: Very Good-

Steel plate engravings; fold-out facsimile manuscr; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 10 volume set in smaller 16mo format HC bindings. Bound in original trade binding green cloth with decorative borders and rules in blind and titles still brightly in gilt to spines. Complet set; each volume with extra engraved title pahe and steel plate engraved frontis. Date in Vol I given as 1859 though dates vary in other volumes 1853-59. Presumably an 1859 set with some volumes uncorrected on title page dates. All volumes snugly bound. Vol I has several signatures starting. Cloth lightly fased at spines with sh... View more info

Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795

By: Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. )

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcgraw-Hill: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11866

ISBN: 0070153744

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. 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