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The Novels Of Arnold Bennett: The Book Of Carlotta Being a Revised Edition (With New Preface) of Sacred and Profane Love, Bennett, Arnold
1 Bennett, Arnold The Novels Of Arnold Bennett: The Book Of Carlotta Being a Revised Edition (With New Preface) of Sacred and Profane Love
New York George H. Doran Company 1911 New Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
This copy includes the bookplate of Jack London, which has been additionally signed by London's wife Bess (dated 1925). The book covers have several spots of whitish discoloration. The spine ends and corners have some edgewear, rubbing and water spotting. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. Pages 5/6 haev a smallish tear to the top edge which travels through the first line of text. There is an additional small tear to the bottom edge by the inner hinge. While the book itself is a newish reprint, the main interest is the pasted on bookplate of a wolf, surrounded by snowshoes - a bookplate designed by E J. Gross for Jack London. This bookplate has been additionally signed and dated by London's wife Bess (1925). "In April of 1900 Jack shocked his friends and family by marrying Bess. He said the marriage was based not on love but on science, a position he espoused in The Kempton-Wace Letters, that it would provide a steady foundation for a writing career. Bess presumably agreed with this position, although it was soon clear that she was in love with him. The precipitate marriage was not advantaged by the couple's inclusion of Jack's mother and nephew into the household. Nonetheless, the two managed well enough in the early months, and Bess was soon pregnant. They would eventually move to an idyllic spot in the Piedmont hills. (Jack describes this well in his story "The Golden Poppy." ) " 
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Lorna Doone A Romance of Exmoor (Two Volumes in One), Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge)
2 Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Lorna Doone A Romance of Exmoor (Two Volumes in One)
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. 1893 Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill 
B&W Illustrations; Two Volumes in One. This book is in Near Fine condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The front cover and spine is decorated in gilt. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable generalized toning. Top edge gilt. "Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January 1900) , known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works." "Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is a novel by English author Richard Doddridge Blackmore, published in 1869. It is a romance based on a group of historical characters and set in the late 17th century in Devon and Somerset, particularly around the East Lyn Valley area of Exmoor." 
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Blue Book Magazine: July 1951 Vol. 93, No. 3, Blue Book Magazine
3 Blue Book Magazine Blue Book Magazine: July 1951 Vol. 93, No. 3
New York McCall Corporation 1951 Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized magazine with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The covers have several long tears , edge nicks and wear. The front spine joint has noticeable creasing. The text pages are mostly clean, but noticeably toned due tothe acid content of the paper. Included are stories and essays, including: The Weight of Evidence by Stewart Sterling, The Meek Shall Inherit the Islands by Donald Barr Chidsey, O're the Ramparts by Zachary Ball, Sunday's Dust by William C. Gault, Sahara Duty by Robert Carse, Time Exposure by Nelson Bond, Infinity by Fred Ross, Apes Coule Play Tennis by Joel Reeve, How it Really Happened by Hugh Pentacost, Sea Beast by Paul Annixter, Flaming Jet by Grange Lewis, A Good Club by DeWitt Newbury, The Bridge over the Grand Vallat by Paul Corey, Longneck by Robert Barbour Johnson, and, Three Men Rose In by Philip Ketchum. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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DEVIL TAKE ALL, Caidin, Martin
4 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)
5 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
6 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). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Suspense The Concord Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad, Conrad, Joseph (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)
7 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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IN RETURN FOR..., de Monte, Alpha
8 de Monte, Alpha IN RETURN FOR...
Smithtown, NY Exposition Press 1983 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author in orange marker on the front endpaper: "To / Lewis & Shirley / with love / from / Alpha / (and her man on the cover) / June 1997". On the front pastedown is a review / flyer / blurb. Spine ends & corners of dust jacket have a bit of very light bumping & rubbing. There is also a glassine dust jacket cover overlaying the dust jacket which is in very nice clean, near fine condition as well. "In Return for - tells the tragic story of the French music conductor and composer Philippe de Montfort, who was taken by force from his home in the Bavarian Alps at the end of World War II - of his subsequent imprisonment within the dreaded confines of Dachau concentration camp for a murder he didn't commit - of the American who believed in his innocence - and of a three-year search for the only man who could prove it." ; Signed by Author 
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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 
Price: 45.00 USD
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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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The African Queen, Forester, C. S.
13 Forester, C. S. The African Queen
London, England Michael Joseph 1950 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed edition. This is a 1950s printing. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning rubbing and edge wear. The top front edge of the book has some light discoloration. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though slightly toned due to the quality of the paper. The edges of the text block have noticeable foxing. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, by the author on the front endpaper. "The novel was made into a film in 1951: The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart as Charlie Allnutt and Katharine Hepburn as Rose Sayer. Allnutt is changed to a Canadian in the film to explain Bogart's accent. In the film the German captain attempts to hang Rose and Charlie. They are married by the captain before the execution. The Königin Luise, however, crashes into the capsized African Queen and the torpedo detonates destroying the ship. Charlie and Rose escape in the confusion." ; Signed by Author 
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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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Ships That Pass In The Night, Harraden, Beatrice
17 Harraden, Beatrice Ships That Pass In The Night
New York Dodd, Mead and Company New Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
The Cover art is by Thomas Watson Bell. 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 is a bit of slight slanting to the spine. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "Beatrice Harraden (1864–1936) was a British writer and suffragette...Harraden involved herself with the women's rights movement, joining the Women's Social and Political Union, the Women Writers' Suffrage League and Women’s Tax Resistance League and publishing her work in the suffragette paper Votes for Women. This involvement is reflected in much of her fiction. She also involved herself as a reader for the Oxford English Dictionary, and this, too is reflected in her fiction: The Scholar’s Daughter (1906) is set among lexicographers. " 
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The Making of a Statesman, Harris, Joel Chandler
18 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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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. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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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)
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