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  • WESTERN STORIES OF BRET HARTE. by Harte, Bret.Adapted by Inez Bouton.
    Harte, Bret.Adapted by Inez Bouton.
    WESTERN STORIES OF BRET HARTE.

    Edition: Second edition.

    New York: Globe Book Company. (1968). Hardcover - Intended for use in schools, with exercises and questions at the rear, this collection of Harte's stories is notable for its use of movie stills to illustrate the story. Includes the classics "The Outcasts of Poker Flats," "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and more. vi, 224 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in light green cloth with blue lettering and illustration on the front cover.

    Book ID: 59190
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  • THE SCARLET LETTER: A Romance. by Hawthorne, Nathaniel; illustrated by Barry Moser.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel; illustrated by Barry Moser.
    THE SCARLET LETTER: A Romance.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1986). Hardcover first edition - A striking new edition of Hawthorne's classic novel of guilt and pride, set among the early Puritans of New Englands. . Illustrated with 24 wood engravings by Barry Moser; introduction by Alexander Eliot. Notes on the prints. xix, 181. ISBN: 0-151795681.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 75094
    Keywords: Classics
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  • CHITA: A MEMORY OF LAST ISLAND. by Hearn, Lafcadio
    Hearn, Lafcadio
    CHITA: A MEMORY OF LAST ISLAND.

    Edition: Facsimile edition.

    [Alhambra, California]: Carl F. Braun, (1949). Hardcover - A privately printed facsimile of the 1889 edition with a brief introduction by Braun in which he comments that, unlike many of Hearn's works, this novel is set on the Louisiana coastal islands where "American engineers are carrying out their vast undersea oil-recovery operations and [where] American engineering stands firm and safe against just such a hurricane that wrought the tragedy of 'Chita'." Braun was himself an engineer and founder of a company which specialized in petrochemical processing, among other things. 204 pp.

    Condition: Good in decorative green boards with a cream paper spine label printed in red (spine covering beginning to split next to the back cover)

    Book ID: 83249
    Keywords: Classics
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  • THE MINISTER'S CHARGE or The Apprenticeship of Lemuel Barker. by Howells, W.D
    Howells, W.D
    THE MINISTER'S CHARGE or The Apprenticeship of Lemuel Barker.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1887. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this author, editor of the Atlantic Monthly, biographer and friend of Mark Twain, and a supporter of the new realism. Interesting ownership markings - penciled in the gutter of the first page is the notation "bought May 10, 1948, Los Angeles 10c first edition. On the front pastedown is an oval stamp of "The Lobster Pot - C.H.E. Hardin, 155 Dwight Ave., Ocean Park, Cal." and also on the front pastedown is an address label for poet and author Laurence P. Spingarn. (1917-2001) 463 pp plus 24 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in the original terra cotta cloth, decorated in gilt and black on the spine and front cover (minor foxing to endpapers, some shelfwear to the bottom edges of the boards).

    Book ID: 66868
    Keywords: Classics
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  • A TRAVELLER IN LITTLE THINGS. by Hudson, W. H. [William Henry, 1841-1922.]
    Hudson, W. H. [William Henry, 1841-1922.]
    A TRAVELLER IN LITTLE THINGS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1922.). Hardcover - Collects a series of brief sketches on people and places - ranging from the English countryside to the Argentinian pampas. A naturalist and ornithologist as well as an author, Hudson was born in Argentina to parents who had immigrated there from New England, but he moved to England, married and became a citizen there. Although he is best known for his classic novel "Green Mansions, " his other works have their charm and interest also. 339 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (some dulling to the gilt on the spine, but still legible.) Small round bookstore sticker pasted on front endpapers from a Sacramento department store ("Ask Weinstock-Lubin for the books you want") , lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48160
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  • Ingoldsby, Thomas.(illustrated by Cruikshank and Leech.)
    THE INGOLDSBY LEGENDS or MIRTH AND MARVELS.

    Edition: Later edition..

    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1894. Hardcover - A complete edition with reproductions of the original illustrations by Cruikshank and Leech. Ghosts, spectres, witches, demons, babes in the wood, smugglers, bucanneers and others populate these tales told in prose and poetry. Includes facsimiles of the original title pages for both the first and second series. 607 pp

    Condition: Good condition in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Top edge gilt. Foxing to the endpapers, but contents are clean - slight fading to spine.

    Book ID: 29764
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  • WASHINGTON IRVING: HISTORY, TALES & SKETCHES: Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.; Salmagundi; A History of New York; The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. by Irving, Washington.
    Irving, Washington.
    WASHINGTON IRVING: HISTORY, TALES & SKETCHES: Letters of Jonathan Oldstyle, Gent.; Salmagundi; A History of New York; The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Library of America, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which brings together the first four works of Washington Irving. A title in the Library of America series (#16) edited by James W. Tuttleton. Chronology, notes. 1126 pp. ISBN: 0-940450143.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with ribbon marker bound in in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87054
    Keywords: Classics
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  • RIP VAN WINKLE. by Irving, Washington. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
    Irving, Washington. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
    RIP VAN WINKLE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    London: Chancellor Press, (1985) dj. Hardcover - A reprint of this illustrated edition of Irving's classic story, originally published with illustrations by Arthur Rackham in 1905. Includes 16 full color plates (printed doublesided) and several small black and white drawings. xiv, 64 pp. ISBN: 0-907486762.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75948
    Keywords: Classics, illustrated
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  • COLLECTED TRAVEL WRITINGS: THE CONTINENT: A Little Tour of France; Italian Hours; Other Travels. by James, Henry.
    James, Henry.
    COLLECTED TRAVEL WRITINGS: THE CONTINENT: A Little Tour of France; Italian Hours; Other Travels.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Library of America, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second volume of Henry James travel writings in the Library of America series (number 65 in series), edited and with notes by Richard Howard. His travel writings display the distinctive charm of his style, serve as guidebooks and including penetrating reflections on the national characteristics and charm. This volume begins with the classic 'A Little Tour in France', illustrated with Joseph Pennell's drawings from the original 1900 edition. The final piece is on the American volunteer motor-ambulance corps in France, during the first World War. Includes chronology, glossary, notes, index. 845 pp. Lists to this title at rear of book. ISBN: 0-940450771.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan cloth with ribbon marker in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87055
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  • James, Henry.
    THE ASPERN PAPER AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: Reprint - first thus.

    Koln: Konemann, 1998. dj. Hardcover - In addition to the long title story (set in Venice, based on a true story, and one of James's most riveting stories), this includes 6 others. Section of notes at the end. A compact format, measuring just 6 3/4 inches by 5 inches, but nicely printed on good quality paper, and bound in blue cloth. ISBN: 3-8290-08937.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20351
    Keywords: Classics
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  • James, Henry (edited by Leon Edel.)
    THE COMPLETE TALES OF HENRY JAMES, VOLUME 7: From 1888-1891.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1964 dj. Hardcover - The first complete edition of the short fiction of James - in a proposed series of 12 volumes, edited and with an introduction to each volume by Leon Edel.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (gray cloth covers almost like new, bright topstain, straight and tight, slight edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 17186
    Keywords: Classics
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  • James, Henry (edited by Leon Edel.)
    THE COMPLETE TALES OF HENRY JAMES, VOLUME 8: From 1891-1892.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963. dj. Hardcover - The first complete edition of the short fiction of James - in a proposed series of 12 volumes, edited and with an introduction to each volume by Leon Edel.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (gray cloth covers almost like new, bright topstain, straight and tight, slight edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 17187
    Keywords: Classics
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  • James, Henry (edited by Leon Edel.)
    THE COMPLETE TALES OF HENRY JAMES, VOLUME 2: From 1868-1872.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962. dj. Hardcover - The first complete edition of the short fiction of James - in a proposed series of 12 volumes, edited and with an introduction to each volume by Leon Edel.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (gray cloth covers almost like new, bright topstain, straight and tight, slight edgewear to dj, chipping to top of dj spine, small peeled spot on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 17191
    Keywords: Classics
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  • THE PORTABLE HENRY JAMES, (Viking Portable Library Series #55) by James, Henry; edited by Morton Dauwen Zabel.
    James, Henry; edited by Morton Dauwen Zabel.
    THE PORTABLE HENRY JAMES, (Viking Portable Library Series #55)

    Edition: First printing (stated August 1951)

    New York: The Viking Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - While this does not contain his longer novels, this is a representative selection of James's work, including his Tales, Nouvelles, and some criticism, travel and autobiographical works, edited and with an introduction by Morton Dauwen Zabel. Chronology, bibliography. vii, 696 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a tan spine with gilt and dark brown lettering over blue boards in a good dust jacket with some edgewear, a bit of sunning to the spine (toning to the pages). Original price of 2.50 still present on flap.

    Book ID: 87074
    Keywords: Classics
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  • THE PORTABLE RING LARDNER (Viking Portable Library Series #24) by Lardner, Ring. Edited by Gilbert Seldes.
    Lardner, Ring. Edited by Gilbert Seldes.
    THE PORTABLE RING LARDNER (Viking Portable Library Series #24)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Viking, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A one-volume selection of excerpts from his novels, parodies and plays, stories, and miscellanous writings by Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. A title in the Viking Portable Library series. Small format. 756 pp. plus 2 pp ads.

    Condition: Near fine in gold cloth with green lettering, in a very good dust jacket (foldout front flap of dj, so all of the titles can be listed - this is the last numbered title shown - some sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 67385
    Keywords: Classics, short stories
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  • THE PORTABLE RING LARDNER (Viking Portable Library Series #24) by Lardner, Ring. Edited by Gilbert Seldes.
    Lardner, Ring. Edited by Gilbert Seldes.
    THE PORTABLE RING LARDNER (Viking Portable Library Series #24)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Viking, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - A one-volume selection of excerpts from his novels, parodies and plays, stories, and miscellanous writings by Lardner, edited and with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes. A title in the Viking Portable Library series. Small format. 756 pp. plus 2 pp ads.

    Condition: Very good in gold cloth with green lettering, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58812
    Keywords: Classics, short stories
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  • NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME: Rereading and Remembering. by Lesser, Wendy.
    Lesser, Wendy.
    NOTHING REMAINS THE SAME: Rereading and Remembering.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From discussions of reading such diverse books as Huck Finn and Don Quixote, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle and Ian McEwan's The Child in Time, this is an exploration of what books and reading - and rereading them - can mean to us. SIGNED on the title page. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-61808293X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 64306
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  • THE LAND OF THE UNSEEN: Lost Supernatural Stories 1828-1902, Ferret Ephemera #2. by Locke, George, editor. Alexandre Dumas, Abraham Stoker, and others.
    Locke, George, editor. Alexandre Dumas, Abraham Stoker, and others.
    THE LAND OF THE UNSEEN: Lost Supernatural Stories 1828-1902, Ferret Ephemera #2.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition trade paperback original.

    London: Ferret Fantasy Ltd, 1973. First edition - Contains seven stories by Alexandre Dumas, Abraham Stoker, Kate Dodd, George Temple, Edwin Lester Arnold, Ernest Favenc as well an anonymous story of Sir Gawan. Illustrated with full page black and white drawings by Jim Cawthron. One of only 500 copies in pictorial wrappers. 110 pp plus 2 pages of ads.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 82227
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  • London, Jack.
    THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1914. Hardcover first edition - A novel partially based on London's voyage around Cape Horn in 1912 - it is unfortunately marred by overt racism and the concept of white supremacy (those in command on the ship are fair-skinned, while those who toil are of the 'swarthy races.' Color frontispiece. Basis for three films. 378 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a contemporary or early half leather binding - blue cloth with tan leather, gilt titling on the spine and tooling to the edges of the leather, bluegreen marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (other Jack London first editions in matching binding available). Some rubbing to the corners and sides of the spine, previous owner's name, but overall a sturdy and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 73047
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  • THE HAUNTED MAJOR. by Marshall, Robert.
    Marshall, Robert.
    THE HAUNTED MAJOR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    London: Scottfish Academic Press. (1997). A classic of golfing literature, originally published in 1902 and reissued with a foreword by Henry Longhurst and the original illustrations by Harry Furniss. x, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-7073-0492.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (light crease to upper corner).

    Book ID: 84786
    Keywords: Classics, golf, sports
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  • VICTORIOUS TROY or the Hurrying Angel. by Masefield, John.
    Masefield, John.
    VICTORIOUS TROY or the Hurrying Angel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1935. Hardcover first edition - A novel of the sea, set in the South Pacific in 1922 where a full-rigged sailing ship is caught in a violent storm. Glossary, 398 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red coarse linen-weave cloth with black lettering, no dust jacket (spine faded, but overall straight, tight and sturdy)

    Book ID: 83350
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  • Masefield, John.
    SARD HARKER.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Macmillan, 1925. Hardcover - One of Masefield's most popular novels, an adventure story and a romance featuring searman Harker.

    Condition: Very good- in red cloth with gold panels on the front and spine. Corners slightly bumped, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 21647
    Keywords: Classics
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  • JIM DAVIS. by Masefield, John,
    Masefield, John,
    JIM DAVIS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, nd (ca 1930) dj. Hardcover - Classic and adventure-filled story of a boy who accidentally became a member of a gang of smugglers. 244 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in green boards with black lettering, in a bright and very attractive vintage dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69165
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  • Masefield, John,
    JIM DAVIS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Company. (1926.). Hardcover - Classic and adventure-filled story of a boy who accidentally became a member of a gang of smugglers. Illustrated with a full color frontispiece and numerous black and white drawings by Frances Brundage. 246 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue boards with black lettering, no dust jacket (gift inscription dated 1938.)

    Book ID: 44666
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  • TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas by Melville, Herman.
    Melville, Herman.
    TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas

    Edition: First thus.

    West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company, 1962. Hardcover first edition - An attractive edition of this classic novel, based upon Melville's own experiences in 1842, when he and a companion jumped ship in the Marquesas. Designed by Bradbury Thompson, this limited edition features illustrations reproduced from the Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art, 1846. 324 pp plus final illustrations and colophon. Bound in quarter cowhide leather with the title stamped in gold over deorated paper boards. Slipcase reproduces the illustrations on the endpapers.

    Condition: Fine in very good slipcase (some toning to the slipcase) Signed presentation slip tipped onto front endpaper.

    Book ID: 67827
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  • Mencken, H. L.
    A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR (Opus 11.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Lane Company, 1916. Hardcover first edition - A small volume of his witty and sardonic aphorisms - many so apt and pithy that it is difficult to refrain from quoting one or more. 79 pp plus 1 page of advertisement for his two earlier books.

    Condition: Good condition in dark red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover (lettering on spine rubbed and faded, some other abrasion to the cloth on the covers. Penciled gift inscription and note to previous ow ner laid in. Usual toning to pages.

    Book ID: 29769
    Keywords: aphorisms, Classics, humor
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  • Merimee, Prosper.
    COLOMBA with La Venus D`ille; Les Ames Du Purgatoire.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Paris: Nelson Editeurs, 1935. Hardcover - Text in French (texte en francais), a small volume measuring just 15.5 cm (6 1/4 inches) tall, 11 cm wide, 1.5 cm thick, bound in flexible navy blue pebbled cloth binding, with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, in a lavender-blue cardboard slipcase. 286 pp. Small bookstore sticker from The French Bookstore in San Francisco affixed to the front pastedown.

    Condition: Book in fine condition; slipcase is split along seam at bottom edge.

    Book ID: 38237
    Keywords: Classics, francais
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  • Merimee, Prosper.
    CARMEN with Arsne Guillot - l'AbbŽ Aubain - la Dame de Pique - les BohŽmiens - le Hussard - Nicolas Gogol.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Paris: Nelson Editeurs, 1933. Hardcover - Text in French (texte en francais), a small volume measuring just 15.5 cm (6 1/4 inches) tall, 11 cm wide, 1.5 cm thick, bound in flexible navy blue pebbled cloth binding, with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, in a lavender-blue cardboard slipcase. 286 pp. Small bookstore sticker from The French Bookstore in San Francisco affixed to the front pastedown.

    Condition: Book is in fine condition (slight offsetting on the endpapers from the wrapper), original celophane wrapper with printed cardstock flaps is still present, although the lower corner is missing on the back cover, and it is splitting, slipcase is very good (a small spot on the spine)

    Book ID: 38238
    Keywords: Classics, francais
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  • GONE WITH THE WIND: Anniversary Edition. by Mitchell, Margaret.
    Mitchell, Margaret.
    GONE WITH THE WIND: Anniversary Edition.

    Edition: 75th Anniversary edition.

    New York: Scribner, (2011) dj. Hardcover - Issued to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first publication of this classic novel of the Civil War,winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and basis for the film of the same name. 1037 pp. ISBN: 978-0684830681.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (rather uncommon in the hardcover edition)

    Book ID: 87418
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  • THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. by Moore, Clement Clarke; illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
    Moore, Clement Clarke; illustrated by Bruce Whatley.
    THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1998). The classic Christmas poem, with colorful new illustrations by Bruce Whatley. This advance issue consists of loose unbound page laid into the dust jacket. Oblong format, unpaginated.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78513
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