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Eastward Drift

By: Percy, Edward

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, H. C. Kinsey & Co, Inc.: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36658

Condition: Near Fine


Exceedingly rare first edition in original unclipped dj. Purple cloth boards with black title. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped, text bright without tears or soil. 419 pgs lightly soiled on edge of page block. Dust wrapper in new mylar is sunned on spine but title remains legible, rubbing at tips with minor loss, soil on white background rear panel, remains more than presentable. A novel of real power and distinction. It is the story of the England of today and of an English family. The action all takes place within the past ten years (written on flap). Samuel Daysing, an old merchant of the rugg... View more info

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Their Hearts' Desire

By: Perry, Frances Foster

Price: $27.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38413

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in beautiful light purple boards with gold blind-stamped flowers and a pasted on picture. Previous owner name is on rear of FEP. 152 pages with crisp text and 6 full color illustrations, 3 of which are loose and laid in. A wonderful romance that carries through the ages. View more info

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The Smoke That Thunders

By: Quigley, Guy

Price: $350.00

Publisher: UK, New Horizon Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40339

ISBN: 0861166442

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover. Fine black leatherette hardcover with smidge of white on foot of rear board fore edge. Tips and spine ends sharp. Internally crisp and unmarked. 241 pp. Pink background dj illustrated with warriors mask is lightly sunned on backstrip but has no tears or soil. Out of the bitter trouble times in Ireland emerges a man called Tom Sutton. Running from the shattered past he finds himself almost destitute on the vast continent of Africa. Then a bowl of soup changes his life. He travels north to seek a new adventurous future and make a little girl's dream come true. But was... View more info

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Kitty Carter Canteen Girl

By: Radford, Ruby Lorraine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: WI, Whitman: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16969

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in green boards with red titles lightly rubbed, 248 pp text tight and browned but not brittle. Pictorial endpps. "Oh, Kitty, look!" Little Billy Carter jumped up and down in delight beside his tall sister. "There's Daddy!"Where?" Kitty asked as she searched the files of marching troops for a look at her dad.Billy pointed with his chubby finger. "Yonder! The straightest, bestest of all!" Then Kitty's heart swelled with pride, too, as she watched a tall man with the other medical officers from the Naval hospital. They were all wonderful, thos... View more info

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Trail's End

By: Raine, William MacLeod

Price: $27.00

Publisher: OH, The World Publishing Co.: 1947

Edition: First Tower Books Edition

Seller Id: 29667

Condition: Very Good


1st Tower Books edition hardcover. Tight bright book in rubbed brown boards. 263 pp text browned with one small closed tear at head of title page. A bitter feud results in blazing guns and flying fists in this fast-action Western by the author of Guns in the Frontier. View more info

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Jasper and the Love of Money

By: Reardon, Robert

Price: $17.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Co.: 1966

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 6945

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly chipped spine edges on dj. 309 pp text tight and bright. Spine ends bumped. Edge pf page block soiled. Author"s first and only novel. A footloose and fancy free fellow on his way to getting married reflects on his life, women, WWII, and working in the Women"s Coat Department of Hammersteinberger"s department store. View more info

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Popo

By: Reeves, Rosser

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Vanguard Press, Inc: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41053

ISBN: 0814908381

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, first edition hardcover in mustard paper covered boards and black cloth spine showing color loss at foot from storage. Tips sharp, 224 pp text crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a half in closed tear at foot of frt panel, slight yellowing on white background but displays very well. "Popo is a work of uncanny wit, erudition and originality that gets into the guts of an artist better than any book since Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth". View more info

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The Young and Secret

By: Rosman, Alice Grant

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Milton, Balch & Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37193

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover. Frederick Blakeslee dust jacket art in purple, fleshtone, white and black showing woman in hat and dress walking in a field w/a b/w fox terrier on her leash as a debonair dressed chap looks on nearby. Near fine in VG+ unclipped dust jacket in new mylar with shallow chipping to spine ends, small bit of loss to center of backstrip, mild wear to spine edges and light shelf wear. No names, tears or soil (save for foxed and soiled edge of page block), with Woodward & Lothrop vintage bookstore sticker and orig price on rear pastedown. Great display book for the Wire Fox Terri... View more info

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Fume

By: Ruff, Lajos

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Henry Regnery Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 7988

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition near fine hardcover in very good dust jacket. One bumped corner, dj has a 1/2" tear in front gutter and tiny rubs to upper corner tips, 130 pp text clean. Not exlib. "Fume portrays a short, horror-fraught period in the life of a young man in the tense days before the Hungarian Revolution" White the author was in a Budapest death cell, a fellow prisoner, who had been an important Communist, related the events leading to his incarceration. Fume is this man's story. It is of interest that he now holds a top post in the Hungarian Communist party. (as of 1965 dj flap). View more info

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Harry Coverdale's Courtship and What Came of It

By: Smedley, Frank E.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, The Blackfriars Publishing Co.:

Seller Id: 20182

Condition: Good


Red cloth hardcover with gilt titles and rulings on watermarked boards, Text tight and bright w/water stains on endpps. Corners bumped but no boards showing. Bookplate and former owner's name on front endpps. 30 plates by Phiz (2 hand colored) all in very good condition. Page ends uncut, top edge gilt. 390 pp turn of the century sporting romance. Solid working copy. View more info

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The First Thunder

By: Smith, Vian

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46506

Condition: Very Good


Stated First Edition hardcover in black cloth covered boards with bright gold spine title shows no shelf wear, book is just slightly cocked, has bumped spine ends and sharp tips. Tape marks on pastedowns. 300 pp with pocket and all pages present. Un-clipped dj has art that wraps around the backstrip and displays beautifully without a call tag on spine. Looks great on the shelf. In 1870's Dartmoor, a feudal system still prevailed and workers, living in poverty and ignorance, were subject to the whims and harsh terms of the landlords and masters of the tenant farms. One day a stranger nam... View more info

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Henry Northcote

By: Snaith, John Collis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Moffat, Yard and Co.: 1913

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 8486

Condition: Good +


1913 revised hardcover. Some spotting to red cloth covers, names on fep, foxed edges of page block, 386 pp text tight and bright. Described as a serious (clinical) novel. By chapter headings, appears to be a story of a trial and sentencing of a crime. View more info

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There Lies A Fair Land. An Anthology of Norwegian-American Writing SIGNED

By: Solensten, John

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Many Minnesotas Project #1: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 41295

ISBN: 0898230675

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback signed by Rita Steinle, one of the authors represented in the book. Many Minnesotas Project #1. Includes contributions from O. E. Rolvaag, Knut Hamsun, Robert Bly, Brenda Ueland, Ole Lokensgard, and others. Also included is the notes pamphlet on the contributors. Light surface soil and edge wear, text tight and unmarked. 176 pp. View more info

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Notions in Garrison

By: Somerville E. OE., Ross, Martin

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28083

Condition: Very Good


Nice 1st edition hardcover in orange cloth boards with bumped and lightly brushed tips showing very light surface soil. Pretty woodblock former owner's bookplate on front pastedown, 134 pp, 10 b/w sketches by author in text which is crisp and unmarked. Deckle fore-edges with some leaves uncut. Thos. Fuller's quote at title page sums it up: 'A commonplace-book contains many Notions in Garrison, whence the owner may draw out an army into the field.' Irish reminiscenses and idle notions, no overmastering subject line but a series of small stories including the following: P.G.s, etc./ Various M... View more info

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All On The Irish Shore Irish Sketches

By: Somerville E.OE; Ross, Martin

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Company Ltd.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44630

Condition: Very Good +


ardcover in green cloth boards with bright gilt titles. Light foxing on edge of page block and preliminaries. Age toning in gutters. 246 pp text tight and bright. Unclipped, unpriced dust wrapper has chips and loss but displays well with full color art on frt panel. An array of short stories from a pair of witty and talented irish women authors. Many of the stories focus on horses and country-doings. Stories include: The Tinker's Dog/ Fanny Fitz's Gamble/ The Connemara Mare/ A Grand Filly/ A Nineteenth-Century Miracle/ High Tea At McKeowns's/ The Bagman's Pony/ An Irish Problem/ The Dane's Bre... View more info

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Back To Abnormal

By: Stinnett, Caskie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bernard Geis Associates: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32754

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover. Tight bright copy in grey boards with sharp tips and blue cloth spine. 209 pg text as new, appears unread. White background dj shows light color loss from storage on colored center title panel and few micro rubs at spine ends. Displays fine in new mylar. An indispensable guide to what the intelligent citizen should know about pigeons in Italy, the inscrutable East, Man vs. The System, Truman Capote, and other topics of great moment from an often quoted social observer, who once noted: The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all th... View more info

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The Squirrel Inn The Merry Chanter

By: Stockton, Frank R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 13563

Condition: Good +


Revised edition hardcover, no jacket. Tight bright olive green cloth gilt decorated hardcover. Spine sunned brown, chipped head of spine cloth, front hinge cracked but all text holding fine. Faint watermark on tip of lower page tips. Tissue guarded frontis. 1899 reprint of the 1889 first. 375 pp text untrimmed edges, Vol 2 of the Frank Stockton "Library". View more info

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All the Daughters of Music

By: Stone, Grace Zaring

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Cobden-Sanderson: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36811

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in beige cloth boards soiled and bowed at top, small split in cloth at foot of frt gutter (1/2"), Age-toned end papers, page block tight but top edge dusty. 228 pp text clean w/out fingerprints, tears or names. First British printing. The adventures and exploits of a trio of sisters in the 1920's. Grace Zaring Stone (1891 - February 3, 1991) was an American novelist and short story writer. She is perhaps best known for having three of her novels made into films: The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Winter Meeting, and Escape. She also used the pseudonym of Ethel Vance. View more info

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Backwater

By: Stribling, T.S.

Price: $37.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc: 1931

Seller Id: 38616

Condition: Very Good


Kelly green illustrated hard cover, illustrated spine faded and bumped on ends, small crack at head of spine, untrimmed page block. 308 pages of clean, unblemished text. Former owner's ink and embossed ownership mark on FEP. Not Ex-library. A novel of the Mississippi backwater. "The Mississippi is rising and undermining the levees. The great backwater which cuts into the Murdock plantation is full and overflowing". Laughter and whiskey flavored speech are a memorable part of this unforgettable tale. View more info

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The Night Riders

By: Tranter, Nigel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., LIMITED: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46545

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in brown cloth covered boards with slightly faded but still legible gold spine titles. Few marks/discolorations on cloth boards, Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Inner hinge papers are fine, no names, tears or soil within the 224 pp text. Un-clipped original color illustrated dust jacket shows a man and woman rounding up cattle by horseback at night. The chap has on a scottish beret with shield and tartan headband. Rear panel is grubby off white paper that lists many other book offerings. Jacket has small triangular chips at head and foot of spine, color loss... View more info