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  • A GIRL OF TO-DAY. by Adams, Ellinor Davenport (1859-1913)
    Adams, Ellinor Davenport (1859-1913)
    A GIRL OF TO-DAY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, n.d. (ca 1930). Hardcover - A novel originally published in England in 1899. "Young Frances Morland founds a society amongst her friends, intended to promote doing good to others. But her ideals are challenged when a most unexpected half-brother appears on the scene." 365 pp plus 9 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78779
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  • WANTED: A Husband. by Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    Adams, Samuel Hopkins (1871-1958)
    WANTED: A Husband.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather lightweight romantic novel, but one in which the most essential part of Darcy's transformation is based on going through a tough physical training regimen. First publication of this novel, which was based on the short story "Enter Darcy" which in turn was made into a silent film in 1919 starring Billie Burke. A facsimile of a letter from Burke is reproduced on the back cover of the dust jacket. Even his publisher was skeptical of this novel, calling it a "diverting little story which I imagine you have written 'with your tongue in your cheek' as it were" (it went on to sell over 13,000 copies). Illustrated by…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. dj. Hardcover first edition - A rather lightweight romantic novel, but one in which the most essential part of Darcy's transformation is based on going through a tough physical training regimen. First publication of this novel, which was based on the short story "Enter Darcy" which in turn was made into a silent film in 1919 starring Billie Burke. A facsimile of a letter from Burke is reproduced on the back cover of the dust jacket. Even his publisher was skeptical of this novel, calling it a "diverting little story which I imagine you have written 'with your tongue in your cheek' as it were" (it went on to sell over 13,000 copies). Illustrated by Frederic Dorr Steele with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and four glossy internal plates. 257 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in light green cloth with darker lettering in a fair only white illustrated dust jacket with several tears and some small chips. Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover.

    Book ID: 72734
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  • Barrett, William E.
    THE LILIES OF THE FIELD

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Popular Library, 1963. #PC1027, cover price 40c - movie edition with announcement of release starring Sidney Poitier.

    Condition: Very good - a bit of wear to ends of spine, light crease to lower corner of front cover, prev owner's name in pencil inside front cover.

    Book ID: 10062
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  • Basinsky, Earle.
    THE BIG STEAL.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Signet, (1956.). First edition - The author's first book with a cover blurb by dedicatee Mickey Spillane (who was a 'service buddy' of the author) "The kind of book I go for." Signet 1286. cover price 25 cents.

    Condition: Good only (spine slant), but the cover art - a great exampleof the 'good girl' art - is bright and attractive.

    Book ID: 30553
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  • THE NE'ER-DO-WELL by Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    Beach, Rex (1877-1949)
    THE NE'ER-DO-WELL

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: A. L. BURT, (c 1911) dj. Hardcover - Humorous romance novel set in Panama. Basis for the film of the same name. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates on by Howard Chandler Christy, 402 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good blue cloth in a good dj (some foxing to edge of text block, and overall rubbing and wear to dj, but the illustration on the front cover - repeating that on the dj - is remarkably bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 78337
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  • JUDY'S MAN. by Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)
    Berger, Helen (pseudonym of Helen Bamberger.)
    JUDY'S MAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1926. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel, a modern retelling of the love of a prince (in this case, the privileged son of a wealthy and influential couple) for a beggar-maid (or the daughter of an impoverished writer and artist, always expecting to make it big), set in Washington DC. Berger also wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym of the The Aresbys. 308 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown boards with black lettering, no dust jacket (previous owner's name in pencil on front endpapers)

    Book ID: 77720
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  • Blake, George.
    THE SHIPBUILDERS.

    Edition: First thus- a paperback.

    Paris: The Albatross, 1947. dj. First edition - Number 5210 in the Modern Continental Library series.

    Condition: Very good+ in printed yellow wrappers, in a slightly worn, but overall very good outer yellow dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16146
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  • NO SCORE. by [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    NO SCORE.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal. (1970). SIGNED first edition - First book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison' who starts out as a 17 year old male virgin. The book is dedicated to his 'favorite writer', Lawrence Block. SIGNED on the title page by Block. 160 pp. Good girl cover art by Elaine..

    Condition: Very good (name inside front cover, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 71251
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  • CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN. by [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    CHIP HARRISON SCORES AGAIN.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal. (1971). SIGNED first edition - Second book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison.' Chip finds a bus ticket which takes him to a small Southern town where he is befriended by the sherriff and sworn in a deputy to maintain order in the local 'pleasure palace.' SIGNED on the title page by Block. 158 pp. Good girl cover art by Elaine..

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 71252
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  • MAKE OUT WITH MURDER. by [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    [Block, Lawrence] Harrison, Chip.
    MAKE OUT WITH MURDER.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Fawcett Gold Medal. (1971). SIGNED first edition - Third book in this series described as a "sex-obssessed saga" by the eponymous 'Harrison.' Chip gets a job as assistant to a portly detective -i"if Archie Goodwin can do it, so can I" - Dedicated to Rex Stout, of course. SIGNED on the title page by Block. 160 pp. Good girl cover art.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 71253
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  • MARY CARY ÒFREQUENTLY MARTHAÓ. by Bosher, Kate Langley
    Bosher, Kate Langley
    MARY CARY ÒFREQUENTLY MARTHAÓ.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910.). Hardcover - Color frontispiece by Frances Rogers. 168 pgs.

    Condition: Very good in khaki green cloth with illustrated front cover (lettering rubbed on spine.)

    Book ID: 17681
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  • Brander, Matthews.
    THE LAST MEETING: A Story.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors (IANA), 1901. Hardcover - Rather uncommon novel by this very prolific writer, originally published in 1885.

    Condition: Very good in decorated dark green cloth with black lettering (small format.)

    Book ID: 23832
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  • JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches. by Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    Bunner, H.C. [Henry Cuyler, 1855-1896]
    JERSEY STREET AND JERSEY LANE: Urban and Suburban Sketches.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Hardcover first edition - Six short pieces, alternating between New York City and the country. Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and numerous en texte drawings by A.B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving R. Wiles and Kenneth Frazier. Bound in very dark blue clothe with art nouveau style decorations by Margaret Armstrong (with her monogram on the front cover) and lettering in gilt. Top edge gilt. xiv, 201 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good (gift inscription dated Christmas 1898, some fraying to the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 75106
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  • Carpenter, Margaret.
    EXPERIMENT PERILOUS.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1944. #278. A novel of psychological suspense.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 12746
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  • Castle, Marian.
    ROXANA.

    Edition: First paperback edition.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1956. Vintage paperback - a Cardinal edition #C-277. Cover illustration by Charles Binger.

    Condition: Near fine - appears unread.

    Book ID: 3769
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  • Chambers, Robert W.
    THE FIRING LINE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Appleton, 1908. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with 8 plates.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth covered boards with white lettering on cover. White on spine mostly rubbed off, lower corner of text block has some creasing.

    Book ID: 8021
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  • IOLE. by Chambers, Robert W. (1965-1933)
    Chambers, Robert W. (1965-1933)
    IOLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Appleton, 1905. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel by the writer perhaps best known for his early supernatural fiction "The King in Yellow." Lovecraft described Chambers as "equipped with the right brains and education but wholly out of the habit of using them" but these later novels did give him one of the most successful literary careers of the period. A handsomely produced book with four full page color illustrations, two each by J.C. Leyendecker and Karl Anderson and numerous art noveau textural illustrations by Arthur C. Becker. xii, 142 pp. Publisher's green patterened cloth with color illustration on front cover. A very nice copy of a very handsome book. 142 p

    Condition: Very good in light green ribbed cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover, lettering in gilt (cocked spine, bookplate.)

    Book ID: 57597
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  • Christie, Agatha
    AT BERTRAMÕS HOTEL

    Edition: First US paperback printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1967. #50452. 50c cover price. A Jane Marple murder mystery.

    Condition: Very good (crease to lower corner, rear cover.)

    Book ID: 12333
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  • Conant, Edward.
    THE VERMONT PRIMARY HISTORICAL READER and LESSONS ON THE GEOGRAPHY OF VERMONT with NOTES ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT (in Two Parts).

    Edition: 2nd edition.

    Rutland, VT: Tuttle Company / Marble City Press, 1895. Hardcover - Well-illustrated reader (photographs, drawings, maps, decorations), bound in light brown clothwith dark brown titles and decorations and a silver-stamped coats-of-arms on each cover. 227 pages and 5 pgs ads. Both "Parts" are included in this one volume. End-papers are printed in red with a map & state flower on the front, ads on the rear.

    Condition: Good condition overall - town/school bookplate on endpapers, rather severe rubbing and soiling to covers, contents very good, binding tight. Interesting and rather uncommon.

    Book ID: 22827
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  • Crane, Mary (Jose King Burmeister.)
    SARA OF UPPER DAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1924.). Hardcover first edition - A story of a woman, neither young nor attractive, who travels west and finds success, of a sort, in a small mining town - spans the years before and during the first World War. A rather interesting variation on the classic romantic Western novel. Gift inscription on the front endpaper, and laid in is a 2 page letter from the giver of this book, a woman who apparently also left her family in search of a more prosperous life.

    Condition: Very good+ in beige cloth with dark brown lettering and decorations on the front cover and spine. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 28838
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  • Crawford, F. Marion
    A CIGARETTE-MAKER'S ROMANCE & KHALED

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1908. A handsome volume bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and design on front and spine. Top edge gilt.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 8316
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  • POLICEMAN'S DREAD. by Creasey, John.
    Creasey, John.
    POLICEMAN'S DREAD.

    Edition: 1st paperback printing.

    New York: Berkley, 1966. A Roger West mystery. #f1202, 50c cover price.

    Condition: Some creasing and wear to covers, otherwise good. Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and should be handled with care.

    Book ID: 12343
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  • Cullum, Ridgwell [pseudonym for Sidney Groves Burghard, 1867 Ð1943].
    THE SAINT OF THE SPEEDWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: George H. Doran, (1924.). Hardcover first edition - Adventure novel involving a huge gold find in Australia, gold mining in Alaska and a derelict ship; The 'Speedway' in the name of a gambling palace in Beacon Glory in in Southern Alaska. 335 pp.

    Condition: Good in orange cloth with black lettering - a sturdy copy, with some soiling to the covers and the previous owner's name repeated at the head of each chapter (an interesting practice... did it mean that he had read that chapter?)

    Book ID: 35111
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  • THE DELUGE. by da Vinci, Leonardo (edited by Robert Payne)
    da Vinci, Leonardo (edited by Robert Payne)
    THE DELUGE.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Lion Books, (1955). A story of life and love in a world of turmoil and upheaval, written by Payne but based on chapter headings and notes left by da Vinci. Good girl cover art by Robert Maguire. Editor's note. Lion 233, cover price 25c. 124 pp.

    Condition: Good+ overall (usual toning to the pages, some spine slant, minor wear to the covers)

    Book ID: 61845
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  • MISS BENEDICT'S WAY. by Davis, Mrs. Caroline E. K.
    Davis, Mrs. Caroline E. K.
    MISS BENEDICT'S WAY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: American Tract Society, (1881). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with a frontispiece and two internal plates. 237 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in original green cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and black decorations (corners lightly bumped, some shelfwear and wear to ends of spine, but a tight, clean copy) .

    Book ID: 70503
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  • VERA THE MEDIUM. by Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    VERA THE MEDIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a young woman spiritualist; basis of the Selznick 1917 silent film of the same name, a movie now considered lost. Illustrated with a frontispiece and five inserted glossy plates Frederic Door Steele (who possibly also did the illustrated binding) In the first issue binding of violet cloth with gilt titling and green and ivory illustration on front cover. 216 pp.plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine. (spine slightly sunned, hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 75104
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  • THE WHITE MICE. by Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    Davis, Richard Harding (1964-1916)
    THE WHITE MICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A "story of love and revolution in a South American republic." Illustrated with a frontispiece with a tissue guard and seven inserted plates by George Gibbs. Bound in beige cloth with red and black lettering, black illustration on front cover. 309 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 75105
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  • TRUTH UNADORNED: A Romance of Realism. by De Ryee, William (illustrated J. C. Terry.)
    De Ryee, William (illustrated J. C. Terry.)
    TRUTH UNADORNED: A Romance of Realism.

    Edition: First printing.

    [San Francisco]: Overland Monthly Publishing, 1916. Hardcover first edition - An unabashedly romantic novel by this Texas-born author. Color frontispiece by J. C. Terry, 326 pp.

    Condition: Good only in blue cloth with gilt lettering (binding cracked at title page, some of the lettering on the cover rubbed, corners bumped.) Still quite uncommon in the original edition.

    Book ID: 49198
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  • Deland, Margaret
    THE AWAKENING OF HELENA RICHIE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Brothers, 1906. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in Old Chester, Pennsylvania - and featuring, as many of her novels did -
    a woman facing a crisis, but also a woman with intelligence, a subtle strength and independence in judgments. First issue without the box around the dedication. Illustrated by Walter Appleton Clark.

    Condition: Only good in red cloth with an embossed designed, gold lettering. Front hinge is cracked, rear hinge starting, wear to cloth especially at the spine.

    Book ID: 7712
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  • ANYTHING BUT SAINTLY. by Deming, Richard.
    Deming, Richard.
    ANYTHING BUT SAINTLY.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Pocket Books / Perma Books, (1963). First edition - "As a town, St. Cecilia was anything but saintly - prostitution, dope, gambling, the works. Matt Rudd of the Vice Squad had the lurid inside story. But he was helpless as long as crooked politicos like Nick Bartkowiak and his right-hand goon, Little Artie Nowack, kept the Police Commissioner under their thumb. Then the strangling of one of Little Artie's call girls raised a few eyebrows, especially Rudd's." #M-4286. Good girl cover art. 151 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages) Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled carefully.

    Book ID: 76964
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