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Le Roman D'un Brave Homme (the Story Of An Honest Man), About, Edmond (Edmond François Valentin About)
1 About, Edmond (Edmond François Valentin About) Le Roman D'un Brave Homme (the Story Of An Honest Man)
Paris, France Librarie Hachette Et Cie 1906 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is entirely in FRENCH. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The decorated covers have gilt, black and red embossing. The gilding has dulled a bit, especially on the spine. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used." Edmond François Valentin About (14 February 1828 – 16 January 1885) was a French novelist, publicist and journalist.... During the next few years, he wrote novels, stories, a play (which failed) , a book-pamphlet on the Roman question, many pamphlets on other subjects of the day, innumerable newspaper articles, some art criticisms, rejoinders to the attacks of his enemies, and popular manuals of political economy, L'A B C du travailleur (1868) , Le progrès (1864). His more serious novels include Madelon (1863) , L'Infâme (1867) , the three that form the trilogy of the Vieille Roche (1866) , and Le roman d'un brave home (1880) – a kind of counterblast to the view of the French workman presented in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir. He is best remembered as a farceur, for the books Le nez d'un notaire (1862) ; Le roi des montagnes (1856) ; L'homme à l'oreille cassée (1862) ; Trente et quarante (1858) ; Le cas de M. Guérin (1862; see Georges Maurice de Guérin)." 
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DEVIL TAKE ALL, Caidin, Martin
2 Caidin, Martin DEVIL TAKE ALL
New York E. P. Dutton 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Ellen Raskin 
Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ condition dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light spotting / wear to the edges of the text block. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some lightish but noticeable rubbing to the black dust jacket cover. The top rear edge of the dust jacket has one small semi-closed edge tear. "A study in embittered genius, Devil Take All dramatizes a kidnapping that is all the more chilling because it is carried out not by ordinary criminals but by a team of four brilliant men, each outstanding in his field. Bronslov, millionaire businessman, ex-military intelligence agent, and man of unlimited powers for good or evil, plots the kidnapping of a nineteen-year-old girl." 
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The Annotated Snark The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic the Hunting of the Snark, Carroll, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
3 Carroll, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) The Annotated Snark The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Great Nonsense Epic the Hunting of the Snark
New York Bramhall House 1962 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Henry Holiday 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning bumping to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and several small nicks and tears, along with some toning to the spine and edges. "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. It is typically categorized as a nonsense poem. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting, some creatures, and eight portmanteau words from Carroll's earlier poem "Jabberwocky" in his children's novel Through the Looking Glass (1871)." 
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Nina, Clarke, Donald Henderson
4 Clarke, Donald Henderson Nina
New York Triangle Books 1948 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good only condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The book covers have a bit of ground-in dirt and a couple of sports of discoloration. The text pages are clean, but very noticeably toned and darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several chips missing, and cracking and rubbing to the flap joints. "Donald Henderson Clarke (1887-1958) was an American writer and journalist, known for his romantic novels, mystery fiction, and screenplays." "Clarke's first encounter with Hollywood was when, in 1930-33, four of his novels were adapted as movies, including Louis Beretti (as Born Reckless) , Millie, The Impatient Virgin (as The Impatient Maiden) and Female; two further novels were (The Housekeeper's Daughter and Millie's Daughter) filmed later. Clarke worked directly for Hollywood, co-writing The Women Men Marry (1937) and scripting The Ghost Ship (1943) , based on a story by Leo Mittler." (Bear Alley Books Blog). 
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Tai-pan, Clavell, James (Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell)
5 Clavell, James (Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell) Tai-pan
Taipei, Taiwan 1966 Pirated edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
This is a pirated Taiwanese edition. This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a small spot of fading / discoloration to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some beginning generalized toning. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and spots of chipping, especially to the spine ends and corners. "James Clavell (10 October 1921[1] – 6 September 1994) , born Charles Edmund Dumaresq Clavell, was an Australian-born British (later naturalized American) novelist, screenwriter, director, and World War II veteran and prisoner of war. Clavell is known best for his The Asian Saga series of novels and their televised adaptations. Clavell was a screenwriter for movies as The Great Escape (1963) and To Sir, with Love (1967). He also wrote an episode of an early science fiction TV series 'Men Into Space' during 1959, titled 'First Woman on the Moon'." 
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Suspense The Concord Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad, Conrad, Joseph (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)
6 Conrad, Joseph (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) Suspense The Concord Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1926 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
Part of the Concord Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is generally clean and bright, with a several small to smallish edge tears, wrinkles and a line of noticeable rubbing to the spine. Volumes of this set are difficult to find with the dust jacket. "Joseph Conrad, born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. He joined the British merchant marine in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe." 
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Last Of The Mohicans, Cooper, James Fenimore
7 Cooper, James Fenimore Last Of The Mohicans
New York A. L. Burt Company N.D. Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
Circa 1920. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has some toning and foxing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the front endpaper. "James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 15, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and, in his later years, contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society, but was expelled for misbehavior." 
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Sharpe's Prey, Cornwell, Bernard
8 Cornwell, Bernard Sharpe's Prey
London, England Harper Collins 2001 1st Trade Edition (UK); 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
A Near Fine copy of the book in a Fine dust jacket. There is some very beginning toning to the edges of the text block, otherwise the book is in fine, bright, crisp condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This is the 18th Richard Sharpe novel. "It is 1807 and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe, newly returned to England, now wants to leave the army. One last job is offered to him. Go to Copenhagen, help the Honourable John Lavisser deliver a bribe and so stop a war. It seems very easy." "Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. Cornwell has written historical novels primarily of English history in five series and one series of contemporary thriller novels. A feature of his historical novels is an end note on how the novel matches or differs from history, for the re-telling, and what you might see at the modern site of the battles described in the novel." 
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TONY, Dennis, Patrick
9 Dennis, Patrick TONY
New York E. P. Dutton 1966 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Janet Halverson 
Cover Art; Spine ends & corners of book cover have extremely light bumping & rubbing. Dark orange paper covered boards have a black paper spine with orange and purple lettering. Text pages are clean & bright. Endpapers are a solid black color. Top edge of text block is stained a light maroon color (done by the publisher). Spine ends & corners of dust jacket have a bit of very light bumping & rubbing. Top spine end of dust jacket has some beginning edge wear, nicking and a bit of color lifted right at the very top edge. front cover has an inch long semi-closed tear and front flap has a vertical crease. Overall, a nice bright copy. "John Anthony Vandenberg - or Van Den Berg, van den Berg, van den Burg and van den Burgh, depending on the time and place - wears the right clothes, knows the right people, is seen in the right places. You just know that Tony is Somebody. You read it in a newspaper. His looks, charm, wit and - well, yes, his sexiness have taken him into circles so exclusive that ordinary mortals can only read about them." 
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The Clansman An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, Dixon, Jr. , Thomas
10 Dixon, Jr. , Thomas The Clansman An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
New York A. Wessels Company 1907 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The spine of the book has noticeable fading / sunning. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small tear to the top front inner hinge. "Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known for writing The Clansman — which was to become the inspiration for D. W. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation (1915). He was a prominent supporter of the Republican Party and donor to Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for Mayor of New York...Dixon's father, Thomas Dixon, Sr. , and his uncle Leroy McAfee, both joined the Ku Klux Klan early in the Reconstruction era with the aim of "bringing order" to the tumultuous times. Col. McAfee eventually attained the rank of Chief of the Klan of the Piedmont area of North Carolina. But, after witnessing the corruption and scandal involved in the Klan, both men would dissolve their affiliation with the group and attempt to disband it within their region." "The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted from the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods) , and co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). It was released on February 8, 1915." 
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Time out of Mind, Field, Rachel
11 Field, Rachel Time out of Mind
New York Macmillan 1937 Cheap edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning rippling to the spine of the book along with some beginning bumping and wear to the spine ends. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with an inscription, on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean, but has noticeable toning / tidemarking to the reverse of the dust jacket that has bled through, especially to the rear dust jacket. This copy is noted as the "Cheap Edition" on the bottom rear dust flap. " Major Fortune has the blood of shipbuilders in his veins, and the shipyards which he inherited are his pride." ; Signed by Author 
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The Bondage of Ballinger, Field, Roswell
12 Field, Roswell The Bondage of Ballinger
Chicago, IL Fleming H. Revell Company 1903 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There are a couple of patches of spotting to the covers of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's address label on the front pastedown page. "The rambling house, with its chain of gables, its old-fashioned windows, and its covered passageway leading back to the woodshed and the row of outer buildings, was known for many years, and is still known, for anything that has been certified to the contrary, as the parsonage." Roswell Field was the brother of Eugene Field who was famous for his children's poetry, especially Wynken, Blynken,and Nod. 
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One Wonderful Week, Forester, C. S. (Pseudonym Of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith)
13 Forester, C. S. (Pseudonym Of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith) One Wonderful Week
New York Jacobsen Publishing Company, Inc. 1927 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some very beginning rubbing and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Frances L. Rasmussen) on the front pastedown and her signature inked on the front endpaper. "Born on the 27th of August 1899, Cecil Scott Forester originally came from Cairo before moving to Britain at an early age due to a break-up of his family. Growing up in London with his mother, he was taught at Alleyn’s School then Dulwich College followed by Guy’s Hospital. After some time he made an ill-fated attempt to enlist himself in the army, but it wasn’t to be as he was turned away after not being able to complete his physical. It was in 1921 that he then turned to writing after putting his initial career in medicine and academia behind him. Following this he married Kathleen Belcher in 1926 and they had two sons; John and George." One Wonderful Week - the American title to A Wonderful Week, is a mystery-thriller , written early on in the author's career. 
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Christmas Eve On Lonesome, Fox, Jr. , John
14 Fox, Jr. , John Christmas Eve On Lonesome
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1904 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This is the 2nd printing - with illustrations added. The First Edition lacked illustrations. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping adn rubbing, along with beginning fraying. The rear cover has several spots of discoloration. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with full page illustrations. There is a previous owner's bookplate (Emma Wickes) on the front pastedown page. The verso of the rear free page has a previous owner's inked math problem. "Though he (Fox) occasionally wrote for periodicals, after 1904, Fox dedicated much of his attention to fiction. The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (published in 1903) and The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (published in 1908) are arguably his most well known and successful works, entering the New York Times top ten list of bestselling novels for 1903, 1904, 1908, and 1909 respectively. In The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the character Devil Judd Tolliver was based on the real life of "Devil John" Wesley Wright, the sheriff of Wise County, Virginia. Many of his works reflected the naturalist style, his childhood in Kentucky's Bluegrass region, and his life among the coal miners of Big Stone Gap, Virginia." 
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Unleavened Bread, Grant, Robert
15 Grant, Robert Unleavened Bread
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1900 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The bottom spine end of the book cover has some rubbing, nicking and fraying. The covers have some beginning ground-in dirt. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are spots of tidemarking to the corners. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper and also another previous owner's inked name and address. "Robert Grant (January 24, 1852 – May 19, 1940) was an American author and a jurist who participated in a review of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial a few weeks before their executions." "At the same time as he pursued his writing, Grant was also served as a probate court judge from 1893 to 1923. He was an Overseer of Harvard University from 1896 to 1921 as well. He served as president of the Harvard Alumni Association in 1922 and of the Harvard Club of Boston in 1923-24 and held honorary degrees from Harvard and Columbia." This book was adapted into a Broadway play in 1901, directed by Leo Ditrichstein. 
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Wildfire, Grey, Zane
16 Grey, Zane Wildfire
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1917 Early printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This is a very early printing with the date code of A-R (Jan. 1917) on the copyright page. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying. There is some ground-in in spots of dirt to both front and rear covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is light foxing and finger dirt occasionally throughout. The front pastedown page includes previous owner's inked name. "Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions." 
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The Making of a Statesman, Harris, Joel Chandler
17 Harris, Joel Chandler The Making of a Statesman
New York Mcclure, Phillips & Co. 1902 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. "Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution." 
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Passages From The American Note-books, Hawthorne, Nathaniel (with Introductory Notes by George Parsons Lathrop)
18 Hawthorne, Nathaniel (with Introductory Notes by George Parsons Lathrop) Passages From The American Note-books
Boston, MA Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1887 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good 
This is part of the Riverside Edition of the Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, with Introductory Notes by George Parsons Lathrop. (Vol. 9). Three quarter leather binding with decorated paper boards and gilt decorations and lettering to the spine. The book is in Very Good to Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. There is a nick / beginning tear to the rear spine joint by the title. There is also some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine joints and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the reverse of the front endpaper. The endpapers are decorated with the same design as the covers. The front pastedown page has the remnants of a previous owner's address label which has been partially removed. "Nathaniel Hawthorne ( born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne published his first work, a novel titled Fanshawe, in 1828; he later tried to suppress it, feeling it was not equal to the standard of his later work. He published several short stories in periodicals, which he collected in 1837 as Twice-Told Tales. The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at the Boston Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842." 
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The Old Man And The Sea  (Special Student's Edition), Hemingway, Ernest
19 Hemingway, Ernest The Old Man And The Sea (Special Student's Edition)
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1960 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This is a special student edition, issued 1960 - this copy is a first printing thus, with the code A -9.60[V]. The book is in Very Good+ condition and the dust jacket is in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light toning / fading to the top edges of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small semi-closed tears and about an inch width of darkening / toning to the edges of the front and rear panels. "Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954." 
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To Have and Have Not, Hemingway, Ernest
20 Hemingway, Ernest To Have and Have Not
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some ground-in dirt to the book covers and some light fading to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some spotting and toning to the endpapers. This is an early reprint. 
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