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The Eye Of God, Bemelmans, Ludwig
1 Bemelmans, Ludwig The Eye Of God
New York Viking Press 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans 
Endpapers; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some edge wear, several small ege tears (one to the top front edge of the dust jacket is semi-closed but noticeable) , and there is some lightish rubbing to spine joints and flap joints along with one chip to the bottom edge of the bottom spine end. "The Eye of God is more completely a novel than anything else he has written. Its theme is the love of a father for his son; and the moments that shine most brightly in it are the scenes in his native Tyrol. But it is not the same Tyrol that he left in his first book My War with the United States." 
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The Street Where the Heart Lies, Bemelmans, Ludwig
2 Bemelmans, Ludwig The Street Where the Heart Lies
Cleveland, OH World Publishing Company 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear, bumping and nicking and there are two thin strips of paper loss where a previous owner's sticker was removed. "Here is Bemelmans at his very best-rich, ribald, and rollicking. He has set this novel in today's Paris, on a small street in the shadow of Notre Dame. Here you will met Gala, the beautiful and virginal strip teaser..." 
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The New Temple, Bojer, Johan
3 Bojer, Johan The New Temple
New York The Century Co. 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is a light slant to the spine of the book. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots along with large chips to the top and bottom of the spine ends. "A sequel to the Great Hunger, this book tells the story of Lorentz and Louise Holm, whose parents, being too poor to educate them, had sent them off to live with their wealthy aunt, the widow of Bruseth." "Johan Bojer (6 March 1872 – 3 July 1959) was a popular Norwegian novelist and dramatist. He principally wrote about the lives of the poor farmers and fishermen, both in his native Norway and among the Norwegian immigrants in the United States. Contents" 
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The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969, Borges, Jorge Luis  (edited and Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni)
4 Borges, Jorge Luis (edited and Translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni) The Aleph and Other Stories 1933-1969
New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1970 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Dazzling and unmistakable in style, resonant in meaning, Jorge Luis Borges' ... Contains the best of Borges' fiction. Included also is a lengthy autobiographical essay written especially for this volume." "Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges KBE (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) , was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph) , published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, philosophy, and religion" 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Chimes From A Jester's Bells Part I: the Story of Rollo, Part II: Stories and Sketches, Burdette, Robert J. (Jones)
5 Burdette, Robert J. (Jones) Chimes From A Jester's Bells Part I: the Story of Rollo, Part II: Stories and Sketches
Indianapolis, IN Bowen-Merrill Company 1897 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Louis Braunhold 
B&W Illustrations; This copy is a First Edition, first printing, with the Bowen-Merrill Company imprint. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. There is some light, but noticeable edge wear, bumping and rubbing to the spine ends, corners and edges. There is some rubbing to the spine joints and rear cover as well. The front cover is decorated in gilt, black and white. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The last several pages have some beginning color on the bottom edge of the text block where the red cloth has bled. "Robert Jones Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914) was an American humorist and clergyman who became noted through his paragraphs in the Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye. ..He was born in Greensboro, Pennsylvania, and received a secondary education in Peoria, Illinois. During the Civil War he served as a private in the 47th Illinois infantry. In 1869 he became night editor of the Peoria Daily Transcript and afterward was associated with other newspapers. He joined the staff of the Burlington Hawkeye in 1872, and his humorous paragraphs soon began to be quoted in newspapers throughout the country. With the encouragement of his first wife, the former Caroline S. Garret of Peoria, he began speaking in public. " 
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Goat-Feathers, Butler, Ellis Parker
6 Butler, Ellis Parker Goat-Feathers
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1919 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This is a small format book - approximately 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The 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 some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been opened a bit roughly, so the foredges of the text pages are a bit uneven and there are some small tears as well. A previous owner's address label was removed from the front endpaper leaving a slightly rough patch. "No human being ever tells the whole truth about himself. We seem to be born liars in that particular, all of us, and I am no different. I'm starting out now to tell the bitter, agonizing truth about myself, but before I am through I shall probably by lying at the rate of a mile a minute and cracking myself up something awful!" 
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Impatient Virgin, Clarke, Donald Henderson
7 Clarke, Donald Henderson Impatient Virgin
Philadelphia, PA Triangle Books 1931 Early Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and rubbed spots along with several small chips missing. "Because Ruth Robbins was dazzlingly blonde and splendidly put together, the small New England town where she was born and raised thought her fast." 
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The Shackle, Colette  (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette)
8 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) The Shackle
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1964 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one light crease to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is one small faint spot of dirt to the top edge of the front endpaper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has some beginning ground-in dirt to the white portions and some very beginning toning to the spine. "The Shackle has never before been available in book form in this country, and its publication has been eagerly awaited by those who first read the long segment from it that appeared in the July 1969 issue of Mademoiselle." "Colette was the surname of the French novelist and performer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954). She is best known for her novel Gigi, the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same title. Colette was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948." 
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Strange Marriage, Colton, James (Pseudonym Of Joseph Hansen)
9 Colton, James (Pseudonym Of Joseph Hansen) Strange Marriage
Los Angeles, CA Argyle Books 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Author's second book & possible 1st Hardcover book. 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 generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and edge wear. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though the endpapers have some toning, especially to the edges. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small rubbed spots, especially to the spine ends and corners. "Joseph Hansen (July 19, 1923 – November 24, 2004) was an American crime writer and poet, best known for a series of novels featuring private eye Dave Brandstetter.....At the beginning of his career as a novelist, Hansen wrote under the pseudonym James Colton or James Coulton, producing novels such as Strange Marriage and Known Homosexual. He also wrote two gothic novels under the pseudonym Rose Brock. Hansen was also noted for writing poems, teaching workshops, and hosting a 1960s radio-show called Homosexuality Today. In 1970, he helped to found the first Gay Pride Parade in Hollywood. Hansen disliked the term "gay" and always described himself as "homosexual"." 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Killer's Wake, Cornwell, Bernard
10 Cornwell, Bernard Killer's Wake
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1989 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. 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 one might see at the modern site of the battles described in the novel. One series of historical novels is set in the American Civil War. He wrote a nonfiction book on the battle of Waterloo, in addition to the fictional story of the famous battle in the Sharpe Series." 
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Sorties Journals and New Essays, Dickey, James
11 Dickey, James Sorties Journals and New Essays
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1971 Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Remainder 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears, along with some beginning wrinkling and edge wear. There is remainder speckling to the bottom spine end of the text block. "For the past few years, James Dickey has kept a journal in which he expressed his thoughts on a number of literary and non-literary matters." 
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Less Than Kin, Dobie, Charles Caldwell
12 Dobie, Charles Caldwell Less Than Kin
New York John Day Company 1926 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good- Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good- to Near Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book cover have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The endpapers have light, generalized toning and there is some tidemarking to the hinges. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. There is a previous owner's penciled name on the front pastedown page. "American novelist and historian Charles Caldwell Dobie was born in San Francisco, CA, in 1881. He had to drop out of grammar school at age 14 because of his father's death. He took a job as an office boy in an insurance company, and stayed with that company until 1915, when he began to make enough money from his writing to devote his full time to it. The majority of his work is about or set in his home town of San Francisco, where he spent his entire life (he never married). Both his fiction and non-fiction about his beloved city has been praised as "smooth" and "deftly written" by such literary figures as Carey McWilliams." ; Signed by Author 
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Kiss Me Again, Stranger A Collection of Eight Stories Long and Short, du Maurier, Daphne
13 du Maurier, Daphne Kiss Me Again, Stranger A Collection of Eight Stories Long and Short
New York Doubleday & Company 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Fred McCarroll 
Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The top spine end of the dust jacket has some edge wear, nicking, beginning edge tears and some beginning chipping. There is a small semi-circular chip missing from the top front flap of the dust jacket along with a couple of light scratches to the spine. The rear cover and flaps of the dust jacket have some light toning. Included in the collection are: Kiss Me Again, Stranger, The Birds, The Little Photographer, Monte Verita, The Apple Tree, The Old Man, The Split Second, and, No Motive. The Birds was the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy and Suzanne Pleshette. Illustrated pages (chapter headings) by Margot Tomes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Trilby, Du Maurier, George
14 Du Maurier, George Trilby
London, England Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1896 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by George Du Maurier 
B&W Illustrations; This 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 light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying, along with some edge nicks. The text pages are clean and bright. Both inner hinges have some cracking. Illustrated throughout with black and white illustrations by the author. "George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a Franco-British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and for his novel Trilby. He was the father of actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier. He was also the father of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and grandfather of the five boys who inspired J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan." "Trilby is set in the 1850s in an idyllic bohemian Paris. Though it features the stories of two English artists and a Scottish artist, one of the most memorable characters is Svengali, a Jewish rogue, masterful musician and hypnotist. Trilby O'Ferrall, the novel's heroine, is a half-Irish girl working in Paris as an artists' model and laundress; all the men in the novel are in love with her. The relationship between Trilby and Svengali forms only a small, though crucial, portion of the novel, which is mainly an evocation of a milieu." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Three's Company, Duggan, Alfred
15 Duggan, Alfred Three's Company
London, England Faber & Faber 1958 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading and rubbing to the spine ends and bottom corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have some beginning foxing and light toning. All edges of the text block have some light toning / darkening. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but has been price clipped and has some generalized toning to the edges, especially the rear dust jacket. "It was the Rome of Cicero, Rome at the zenith of her power. Caesar had conquered. When Caesar was murdered by some of his enemies at the foot of Pompey's statue, the City went very quiet with - anarchy. Marcus Antonius was the first to seize power, and then appeared the young Octavius who bore the name of Caesar. " "Alfred Duggan (1903–1964) was a British historian, archeologist and best-selling historical novelist during the 1950s..... Although he was raised in England, Duggan was born Alfredo León Duggan in Lomas de Zamora Buenos Aires, Argentina to a family of wealthy landowners of Irish descent. His family moved to England when he was two years old. His father Alfredo Huberto Duggan, a first generation Irish Argentinian, was appointed in 1905 to the Argentine Legation in London, and died in 1915. In 1917, his mother, the Alabama-born Grace Elvira Hinds, daughter of the U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, became the second wife of Lord Curzon, the former Viceroy of India.." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Crazy Salad Some Things About Women, Ephron, Nora
16 Ephron, Nora Crazy Salad Some Things About Women
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight ripple to the spine of the book towards the top edge, and some light rubbing to the lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has a small rectangular patch of glue residue. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and edge wear, along with a bit of beginning rolling to the top spine end and one tiny nick. "Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger. Ephron is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing: for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., and Sleepless in Seattle." 
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Ted Hughes: The Unaccommodated Universe With Selected Critical Writings by Ted Hughes & Two Interviews, Faas, Ekbert
17 Faas, Ekbert Ted Hughes: The Unaccommodated Universe With Selected Critical Writings by Ted Hughes & Two Interviews
Santa Barbara, CA Black Sparrow Press 1980 1st Paperback Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. This is the First Paperback Edition which follows a limited signed and numbered edition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a small square of glue residue on the front cover of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "My personal contacts with Hughes over the last ten years have been little more than sporadic. Yet even our first three-hour discussion in March 1970 was enough to turn me from an admirer of his poetry into a witness of an interior saga whose gradual unfolding in his writing has held my interest ever since." 
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Love in the Days of Rage, Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
18 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Love in the Days of Rage
New York E. P. Dutton 1988 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has some light toning to the edges and some fading to the spine and rear cover. "Love in the Days of Rage is a work of lyricism and commitment, painting and politics, passion and intellect - a prescient book to set beside the great expatriate novels of early generations." 
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Look What Brains Can Do!, Fisher, Anne
19 Fisher, Anne Look What Brains Can Do!
Monterey, CA W. T. Lee Co. , Inc. Publishers 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Albert McKibben Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author, with a short inscription, on the front endpaper. "Anne Benson Fisher (February 1, 1898 – March 5, 1967) was an American writer of fiction and non-fiction whose primary emphasis was California. Her two most significant works were her novel Cathedral in the Sun (1940) and her contribution to the Rivers of America Series, The Salinas: Upside Down River (1945). In 1922 Fisher married Walter Kenrick Fisher. They resided in Pacific Grove, California, and also had a house in Carmel Valley. Fisher moved to Medford, Oregon after her husband's death. Her novel Cathedral in the Sun was based on the lives of the early settlers of the Carmel Valley, James Meadows and Loretta Onesimo de Peralta, who were married in 1842." ; Signed by Author 
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The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine, Fox, Jr. , John
20 Fox, Jr. , John The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by F. C. Yohn Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; SIGNED EDITION. 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 of the book cover have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying. The spine joints have some noticeably fraying and rubbing as well. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy of the book has been signed by the author on the top edge of the half title page. Included are 8 black and white full page illustrations by F. C. Yohn. "Fox gained a following as a war correspondent, working for Harper's Weekly in Cuba during the Spanish–American War of 1898, where he served with the "Rough Riders." Six years later he traveled to Asia to report on the Russo-Japanese War for Scribner's magazine. Though he 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. Many of his novels were historical romances or period dramas set in that region." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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