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THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS, Allende, Isabel; Bogin, Magda (translator)
1 Allende, Isabel; Bogin, Magda (translator) THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS
New York Knopf 1985 0394539079 / 9780394539072 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Flattening to spine foot, else Fine. Jacket in mylar. 
Traces the lives of the Truebas, beginning with clairvoyant Clara del Valle's summoning of the man she intends to marry, ambitious Esteban Trueba, and following their participation in the history of their times which is their destiny. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
2 Amos, James THE MEMORIAL : A Novel of the Vietnam War
New York Crown 1989 051756971X / 9780517569719 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Book is straight and tight with a hint of soiling to top edge. Jacket has light edge wrinkles and browning. 

Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Aunt Fanny [Barrow, Frances] POP-GUN STORIES: POP-GUNS; ONE BIG POP-GUN; ALL SORTS OF POP-GUNS; FUNNY POP-GUNS; GRASSHOPPER POP-GUNS; POST-OFFICE POP-GUNS 6 Volume Set
Boston Estes & Lauriat 1895 Reprint Hardcover Very Good; Blue decorated boards with black lettering. All books straight and tight with edge browning, light cover wear and soiling. Vol 1 (Pop-Guns) has gift inscription to front pastedown. Vol 2 (One Big) has small tear bottom of front endpaper. Vols 3 & 4 (All Sorts; Funny) have water stain to bottom edge, affecting bottom corner of front board. Vol 6 (Post-Office) has stain to back board near spine edge and marker stripe at spine heel. 

Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
4 Banville, John THE SEA
New York Knopf 2005 0307263118 / 9780307263117 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Booker Prize winner. Unread book with small tear to spine end. 
Struggling to cope with grief, anger, and loss following the death of his wife, Max, a middle-aged man, returns to his childhood seaside home, where he deals with his memories of his first encounter with the Graces, a wealthy vacationing family, his recollections of his wife, and the emotional upheaval of the present as he comes to an understanding of the profound influence of the past on the his life. ; 1.2 x 8.6 x 6.2 Inches; 195 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Barthelme, Donald THE DEAD FATHER
New York Farrar Straus and Giroux 1975 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Strong copy in lightly wrinkled and rubbed jacket. 
0374135355 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Bass, Rick THE WATCH : Stories
New York W. W. Norton & Co 1989 039302623X / 9780393026238 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket; First book of fiction by the Montana author well-known for his writings in the field of natural history. Jacket protected in mylar. 
In a collection of stories exploring the meaning of time in human encounters, some characters fight against it, others strive to recapture more innocent times, and still others create their own time and place. ; 8vo 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FLOWERS OF EVIL, Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James (Ed)
7 Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James (Ed) FLOWERS OF EVIL
Norwalk Easton Press 1977 Full Leather Fine; Full burgundy leather with all edges gilt. Decorated front board and spine; burgundy moire endpapers and burgundy ribbon marker still in place as from publisher. Illustrated by Pierre-Yves Tremois 

Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OF ALL THINGS, Benchley, Robert
8 Benchley, Robert OF ALL THINGS
New York Henry Holt 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; This is Benchley's first collection of essays, which starts off with the classic piece The Social Life of the Newt. Lacking the rare jacket, but a very nice copy with uniform page browning and minor edge wear. 

Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
ONE FOR MY BABY, Bessie, Alvah
9 Bessie, Alvah ONE FOR MY BABY
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1980 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Alvah Bessie was imprisoned for 10 months and blacklisted for being one of the Hollywood Ten brought up before the HUAC. Jacket is rumpled with edge wear. 
The story of the comedy nightclub circuit in the 50's. ; 8.30 X 5.60 X 1 inches; 250 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WAY TO THE SUN, Beylen, Robert; Ortzen, Len (Trans. )
10 Beylen, Robert; Ortzen, Len (Trans. ) THE WAY TO THE SUN
Boston Little, Brown 1972 Review Copy Hardcover Near Fine in Good dust jacket; Review copy of the First American Edition, with publisher's card laid in. Translated from the French by Len Ortzen. Publishing date 1/11/72 written on the front endpaper. Jacket has edge wear and small chips; spine faded from brown to light blue, but titles only slightly faded. 
It is 1941, and across the baking sand of the war-torn North African desert two men and a woman run westward from the Italian lines. Nothing binds them together but their common fear and new common need. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DESCENT OF MAN, Boyle, T. Coraghessan
11 Boyle, T. Coraghessan DESCENT OF MAN
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1980 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Jacket has one tiny spot of wear top edge at spine; protected in mylar. 
First UK edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
WATER MUSIC, Boyle, T. Coraghessan
12 Boyle, T. Coraghessan WATER MUSIC
London Victor Gollancz Ltd 1982 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Minor top edge wrinkling to jacket; protected in mylar. 
First UK edition. ; 0575030682 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Carrere, Emmanuel THE MUSTACHE
New York Scribner 1988 068418933X / 9780684189338 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Translated by Lanie Goodman. Small red dot bottom edge. Jacket has small wrinkle bottom edge of back panel, and is protected in mylar. 
8vo 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Carter, Sarah C. THE CHOICE GIFT, OR GOLDEN SANDS, FROM THE RIVER OF LITERATURE
Boston J. Buffum 1853 Later Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Red boards with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing and wear to boards. Foxing to endpapers and edges and various areas throughout. Yellow highlighter mark to pg 66; short gift inscription front endpaper. 

Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
15 Chamberlain, George Agnew IN DEFENSE OF MRS. MAXON
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Gray boards with blue titles. Book is straight and tight with light soiling to top edge and tiny tear to spine head. Jacket has edge wear with small chips and tears to back panel. 

Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE WORKS OF LUCIAN, TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK, BY SEVERAL EMINENT HANDS; The First Volume, Dryden, John
16 Dryden, John THE WORKS OF LUCIAN, TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK, BY SEVERAL EMINENT HANDS; The First Volume
London Sam Briscoe 1711 First Edition Quarter Leather Very Good; This is the first volume of a four-volume set. Complete sets are exceedingly rare, with the last recorded sale at auction in the 1940's. Important for containing Dryden's Life of Lucian. With an engraving of the bust of Lucian by W. Faithorne facing engraved title page. (MacDonald 141) Repaired shallow chip to first page ; negligible foxing. Rebound by Starr Bookworks in quarter-leather with marbled-paper boards. Spine details: tooled rich brown leather with burgundy label, four raised bands and titles in gilt. Two small scratches to label. 

Price: 500.00 USD
 
 
PLAYS OF GODS AND MEN, Dunsany, Edward D. Plunkett, Baron
17 Dunsany, Edward D. Plunkett, Baron PLAYS OF GODS AND MEN
Boston John W. Luce and Company 1917 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Black cloth spine over brown paper boards; gilt spine and front cover lettering. Edge wear down to cardboard at corners; front hinge cracked but holding. Prior owner name on front endpaper; stamp on contents page: Property of Mills College of Education (with address) . Contains The Tents of the Arabs, The Laughter of the Gods, The Queen's Enemies, and A Night at the Inn. 

Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
18 Edgerton, Clyde THE FLOATPLANE NOTEBOOKS
Chapel Hill Algonquin Books 1988 0945575009 / 9780945575009 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Remainder stripe bottom edge. 
Originally bought to log the flights of his home-built floatplane, Albert Copeland's notebooks are, years later, bursting with records of the floatplanes's failures and an intricate, informal history of the Copeland clan. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Eliot, George THE SPANISH GYPSY
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1868 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Brown cloth boards with gilt spine and front board lettering. Book is still strong, although frayed at spine ends and worn at corners, with water damage to the corner of back board. 

Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE PROSE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON, VOLUMES 1 AND 2, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
20 Emerson, Ralph Waldo THE PROSE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON, VOLUMES 1 AND 2
Boston James R. Osgood & Co 1875 Three-Quarter Leathe Good; New and Revised Edition. Text edges marbled. 3/4 leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Both volumes have corner wear, spine edges worn, darkened, and crackled. Volume 2 has broken front hinge and a cracked backstrip. Leather labels have been replaced. Prior owner name in both. 

Price: 75.00 USD
 
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