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THE MEMORIAL : A Novel of the Vietnam War

By: Amos, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crown: 1989

Seller ID: 6344

Condition: 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.


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

By: Aunt Fanny [Barrow, Frances]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Estes & Lauriat: 1895

Seller ID: 6342

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


THE SEA

By: Banville, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2005

Seller ID: 7237

ISBN: 0307263118

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Booker Prize winner. Unread book with small tear to spine end.


THE DEAD FATHER

By: Barthelme, Donald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus and Giroux: 1975

Seller ID: 3808

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket; Strong copy in lightly wrinkled and rubbed jacket.


THE WATCH : Stories

By: Bass, Rick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co: 1989

Seller ID: 559

Condition: 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.


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FLOWERS OF EVIL

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James (Ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 4691

Condition: 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.


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OF ALL THINGS

By: Benchley, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1921

Seller ID: 4845

Condition: 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.


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ONE FOR MY BABY

By: Bessie, Alvah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1980

Seller ID: 7346

Condition: 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.


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THE WAY TO THE SUN

By: Beylen, Robert; Ortzen, Len (Trans. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1972

Seller ID: 7347

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


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DESCENT OF MAN

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 3891

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Jacket has one tiny spot of wear top edge at spine; protected in mylar.


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THANK YOU FOR SMOKING

By: Buckley, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1994

Seller ID: 7431

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Light edge wrinkles to jacket.


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SUPREME COURTSHIP

By: Buckley, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Twelve: 2008

Seller ID: 7432

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Small bump top corner; light edge wrinkles to jacket.


THE MUSTACHE

By: Carrere, Emmanuel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1988

Seller ID: 722

ISBN: 068418933X

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


THE CHOICE GIFT, OR GOLDEN SANDS, FROM THE RIVER OF LITERATURE

By: Carter, Sarah C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, J. Buffum: 1853

Seller ID: 6526

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


IN DEFENSE OF MRS. MAXON

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1938

Seller ID: 5956

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


THE WORKS OF LUCIAN, TRANSLATED FROM THE GREEK, BY SEVERAL EMINENT HANDS; The First Volume

By: Dryden, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Sam Briscoe: 1711

Seller ID: 6309

Binding: Quarter Leather

Condition: 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.


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PLAYS OF GODS AND MEN

By: Dunsany, Edward D. Plunkett, Baron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, John W. Luce and Company: 1917

Seller ID: 6549

Condition: 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.


THE SPANISH GYPSY

By: Eliot, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor & Fields: 1868

Seller ID: 6677

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: 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.


THE PROSE WORKS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON, VOLUMES 1 AND 2

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood & Co: 1875

Seller ID: 4020

Binding: Three-Quarter Leathe

Condition: 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.


RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM : Rendered Into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

By: Fitzgerald, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Thomas B. Mosher: 1903

Seller ID: 4842

Condition: Very Good; From an edition of 925 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. Old World Series. Sun darkening to spine.