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  • Norris, Frank
    THE PIT: A Story of Chicago

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. Wessels Co., 1906. The second novel in the planned trilogy "The Epic of the Wheat." Bound in green cloth with black-edged white lettering and a small illustration of a ticker tape machine on the front cover.

    Condition: Near very good - some rubbing to the cloth edges and the lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 10105
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  • Ostenso, Martha.
    WILD GEESE.

    Edition: Reprint. Photoplay edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca. 1926.). Hardcover - Novel set in a Minnesota farm community by this Canadian author. This edition is illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 glossy plates of stills from the film version.

    Condition: Good in gray cloth with a dark blue and orange illustration on the front cover, smaller illustration on spine (some spine slant, missing front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 29422
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  • Parker, Gilbert
    CUMNER'S SON AND OTHER SOUTH SEA FOLK

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co. 1910. Hardcover first edition - Unusual edition of this collection of short stories, set in various places in the Pacific (New Caledonia, Hawaii, Fiji) by this Canadian author. Frontispiece.

    Condition: Front hinge cracked, corners slightly bumped; otherwise very good in decorated green cloth covers.

    Book ID: 7402
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  • Parrish, Randall
    THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE DONNA ISABEL: A Romance of the Sea

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: McClurg, 1908. Hardcover first edition - A sea-going adventure story beginning in 1879 in Valparaiso, Chile. Illustrated with 4 full color paintings by Allen T. True.

    Condition: Overall very good in illustrated cloth covered boards (spine darkened, some shelfwear especially at the lower edge of the spine, previous owner's name and an old price on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 7460
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  • Pelton, Mabell Shippie Clarke (Edward Stratton Holloway binding)
    A TAR-HEEL BARON.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1903. Hardcover - Novel set in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. Illustrated by Edward Stratton Holloway, who also designed the attractive binding of dark red and green leaves on a cream background. Although the title page and copyright page would seem to indicate a first edition, the half title page states 'third edition.'

    Condition: Near fine in decorated cloth covers.

    Book ID: 22853
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  • STUBBS AT FIFTY. by Pocock, Guy (1880-1955)
    Pocock, Guy (1880-1955)
    STUBBS AT FIFTY.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Macmillan, 1937. Hardcover first edition - Mr Stubbs, a schoolteacher at a public school, is forced to resign for his socialist ideas, and in a dramatic change he goes to London, where he finds himself hopelessly out-of-date and makes a fool of himself to begin with. 318 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in light tan cloth with dark brown lettering (some soiling to the covers, offsetting to the endpapers), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77693
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  • MASTER OF THE VINEYARD. by Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    Reed, Myrtle (1874-1911); binding by Margaret Armstrong (1867-1944)
    MASTER OF THE VINEYARD.

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first)

    New York: Putnam, 1910. Hardcover - A novel by this prolific writer, bound in lavender cloth in a beautiful example of Margaret Armstrong's Art Nouveau style with gilt lettering and a gilt and purple grapevine, with her monogram on the front board. Color frontispiece portrait by Blendon Campbell with a printed tissue guard. Each page has the text inside black ruled borders with red running heads. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall (front hinge cracked, gift inscription dated 1910).

    Book ID: 75079
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  • QUIN. by Rice, Alice Hegan (1870-1942).
    Rice, Alice Hegan (1870-1942).
    QUIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1921. Hardcover first edition - Novel about a young man, a former ambulance driver in the Great War, making his way, by this Kentucky-born author best known for 'Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.' Frontispiece, 393 pp.

    Condition: Good only in green cloth with black lettering (some soiling and spotting to the covers, binding tight, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 43116
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  • MR OPP. by Rice, Alice Hegan (1870-1942).
    Rice, Alice Hegan (1870-1942).
    MR OPP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1909. Hardcover first edition - Early novel, the story of an "insignificant little man," rather clumsy ("If there is one person in the world that's got a talent for missing things, it's Mr. Opp."), given to enthusiams (temperance, among others), a small town newspaper publisher, etc, by this Kentucky-born author best known for 'Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.' Illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 insterted plates by Leon Guipon. 326 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated green cloth with white lettering (some soiling and spotting to the covers, binding tight, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 56133
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  • Rising, Lawrence (1891 - 1977) .
    OVERTAKEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Cosmopolitan, 1927. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel by this San Francisco born writer (for both Broadway and Hollywood, in addition to novels), who is perhaps best known for his novel 'Proud Flesh' which was made into a movie by King Vidal.

    Condition: INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To Mr. Charles T. Scott, with best wishes of .." and uncommon thus. Very good+ in red cloth, lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 32067
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  • Russell, Bertrand
    BERTRAND RUSSELL SPEAKS HIS MIND

    Edition: First printing, a pocket paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1960. First edition - Transcript of a series of television shows with interviewer Woodrow Wyatt - Russell on happiness, war, religion, the H-bomb, fanaticism and more. Vintage pocket paperback - G 13.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 10953
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  • EASY TO MURDER. by Rutledge, Nancy.
    Rutledge, Nancy.
    EASY TO MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A woman with an insatiable need for power finds her brother-in-law, a reporter, and his fiancee in her way, and determines that murder is the simplest solution to her problem,

    Condition: Fair condition only in a fair dust jacket (small round indentation on front cover affecting the first few pages, rather severe toning to the pages, dust jacket is missing a large chip at the top of the spine, extending onto the back cover, other smaller chips and edgewear).

    Book ID: 71936
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  • 48 SAROYAN STORIES. by Saroyan, William.
    Saroyan, William.
    48 SAROYAN STORIES.

    Edition: Paperback original - early printing.

    New York: Avon, (1942). First edition - Collects the stories from the 1938-1939 collections "Love, Here Is My Hat" and "Peace, It's Wonderful" with a short new introduction by Saroyan. Avon 19 (lists thru 58 inside back cover) 314 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall. Note: vintage paperbacks are very fragile and need to be handled with care.

    Book ID: 75252
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  • Savage, Les Jr.
    SILVER STREET WOMAN.

    Edition: First paperback edition.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1955. Vintage paperback - a Cardinal edition #C-172. Cover illustration by Barye Philips.

    Condition: Near fine - appears unread.

    Book ID: 3770
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  • THE WOMAN IN QUESTION. by Scott, John Reed.
    Scott, John Reed.
    THE WOMAN IN QUESTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1909. Hardcover first edition - Romantic novel illustrated with a color frontispiece and two color plates by Clarence F. Underwood. 346 pp plus 5 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth with gilt lettering (lettering rubbed on spine, overall edgewear and soling to the cloth covers, prev owner's name and address, 2 pp loose but present.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 42014
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  • Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt.)
    TANTE

    New York: Century, 1912. Vintage novel attractively bound in red cloth with a black embossed flower design and gold stamping on the front cover and spine.

    Condition: Very good condition (prev owner's name and "Chico,1912.")

    Book ID: 7759
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  • Sedgwick, Anne Douglas (Mrs Basil de Selincourt.)
    THE OLD COUNTESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1927. Hardcover first edition - A romantic - and tragic - novel of an English couple living in France.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth, lacking the dj. (some rubbing to lettering on spine.)

    Book ID: 22097
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  • Shaw, Bernard.
    SAINT JOAN: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue.

    Edition: First thus- a pocket paperback.

    Baltimore: Penguin, 1951. Penguin #3.

    Condition: Edge of textblock slightly bumped, rubbing to covers, usual toning to pages. 35c price sticker on lower corner of front cover - overall in near very good condition.

    Book ID: 14787
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  • SARAH AND SON. by Shea, Timothy.
    Shea, Timothy.
    SARAH AND SON.

    Edition: First photoplay edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, ( ca 1930, c 1929). Hardcover - The story of a music hall singer whose husband steals their baby and the quest she embarks on to find her son. First photoplay edition illustrated with scenes from the Paramount Picture starring Fredric March and Ruth Chatterton - Frontispiece and five inserted glossy plates. Note from author to publisher, vii, 296 pp.

    Condition: Very good minus in blue cloth with black lettering (spine sunned), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72479
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  • COUNTRY CLUB GIRL. by Shepard, Kathleen.
    Shepard, Kathleen.
    COUNTRY CLUB GIRL.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover - Despite being reprinted by A.L. Burt, this is quite uncommon in any edition - a story about a young woman who has just graduated from a finishing school. From the synopsis on the first page ""Life, to Gabrielle Barclay, was a champagne cocktail, a pretty bauble, until she met Michael. 'I want to live! I want to know exciting, fascinating people. Wicked people. I want a chance to prove that all the things I think are more than theories!' Gabrielle enjoyed saying to her smug and wealthy parents, to her idle girl friends, and, above all, to the boys she lured with her golden hair, silvery voice and slim white body." 255 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth (stamp from a lending library on the front endpaper)

    Book ID: 69416
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  • Stephenson, H. M.
    ON THE HIGHEST HILL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Cleveland and New York: International Fiction Library, (1929,) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of a forced marriage, moral cowardice, blackmail, murder, escape from a penal colony, serving in World War I and more. Notable for the striking dust jacket with an orange front panel and a face of a prisoner behind bars superimposed on a the white silhouette of a soldier. 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages, gift inscription dated in 1930.)

    Book ID: 33269
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  • Stockton, Frank R.
    THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HORN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Hardcover - An appropriately vintage edition of an old-fashioned adventure story, originally published in 1894. The novel leaps right into the story as it begins: " Early in the spring of the year 1884 the three-masted schooner ' Castor,' from San Francisco to Valparaiso, was struck by a tornado off the coast of Peru. The storm, which rose with rose with frightful suddenness, was of short duration , but it left the 'Castor' a helpless wreck." 404 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with some markings, missing front endpaper, in a red cloth binding with black and white lettering and picture of a schooner on the front cover. Rubbing to the spine, fraying to the ends of the spine, but still a sturdy and readable copy.

    Book ID: 36977
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  • RUDDER GRANGE. by Stockton, Frank R.
    Stockton, Frank R.
    RUDDER GRANGE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Hardcover - A novel originally serialized in Scribners Monthly, which "recounts the whimsically fantastic and amusing adventures of a family living on a canal boat." Illustrated with a frontispiece and nine internal glossy plates by A. B. Frost. 244 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark green cloth wth gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt,

    Book ID: 79128
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  • THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN. by Tarkington, Booth.
    Tarkington, Booth.
    THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in small town America. Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven plates by Lucius W. Hitchcock. 389 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth with gilt lettering - rubbing to the covers, darkening to the spine, some foxing, especially to the margins of the plates, Binding sturdy.

    Book ID: 42474
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  • BUFF, A COLLIE and Other Dog Stories. by Terhune, Albert Payson.
    Terhune, Albert Payson.
    BUFF, A COLLIE and Other Dog Stories.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1944, c 1921.) dj. Hardcover - Despite the title, Buff was a brave and intelligent mixed breed dog, mostly collie but also part pit-terrier. Contains a notice that this was printed under wartime conditions on dust jacket flap and on title page. vii, 341 pp. Illustrated dark blue and white endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in a fair only dustjacket (significant edgewear and chipping to the dj, but still attractive, and essentially complete.)

    Book ID: 39252
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  • Terhune, Albert Payson.
    TREVE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1924.). Hardcover - The adventures of a young collie on a sheep ranch in the Southwest. Frontipiece. An afterword in which Terhune describes the real dog from Sunnybank who served as his inspiration and model for Treve. 312 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Good only in sage green cloth - some soiling and wear to the covers, usual toning to the pages, sturdy binding.

    Book ID: 38665
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  • ONE WOMAN. by Thayer, Tiffany.
    Thayer, Tiffany.
    ONE WOMAN.

    Edition: Reprint - first thus.

    Garden City, NY: Sun Dial Press, (1947) dj. Hardcover - A young woman registered under a fictitious name is found dead - of diptheria - in a hotel room in Chicago. A reporter finds her little red address book, and begins to piece together her life and its contradiction. Originally published in 1933. this was the basis for the 1949 film entitled "Chicago Deadline" starring Alan Ladd and Donna Reed. 435 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (usual toning to the pages, dj has several chips, tears at base of spine, but is complete and attractive)

    Book ID: 76536
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  • DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY. by Thompson, Hugh, illustrator.
    Thompson, Hugh, illustrator.
    DAYS WITH SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & London: Macmillan, 1886. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eight essays featuring Sir Roger de Coverley, Reprinted from the Spectator. Illustrated with a frontispiece with tissue guard and 50 en texte engravings by Thompson. 85 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated blue cloth (gift inscription dated Christmas 1886)

    Book ID: 79042
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  • MARTIN MERRIVALE HIS X MARK. by Trowbridge, J. T. (1827-1916)
    Trowbridge, J. T. (1827-1916)
    MARTIN MERRIVALE HIS X MARK.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Hurst and Company, nd (ca 1910, c 1854). Hardcover - Juvenile novel originally published in 1854 by this Northern writer best known for his nonfiction balanced and fair studies of the South after the Civil War, and as a friend of Mark Twain and Walt Whitman. Glossy frontispiece. 384 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards (usual noticeable age-toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 65967
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  • GILBERT, OR THEN AND NOW: A Thrilling Story of the Life and Achievements of a Virginia Negro. by Underwood, J. Cabaniss (inscribed to Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
    Underwood, J. Cabaniss (inscribed to Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
    GILBERT, OR THEN AND NOW: A Thrilling Story of the Life and Achievements of a Virginia Negro.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: H. D. Shaiffer, (1902). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interesting association copy of this novel - INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Presented to Ella Wheeler Wilcox with Compliments of H.D. Shaiffer, Publisher, 1614 Diamond St, Phila PA" Although this purports to be a factual account, it is a rather strange novel dedicated to "all those gentlemen of the Afro-American race who have labored diligently for the elevation of their brethren." Gilbert straddles two worlds: as the son of a free mother, he was also freeborn, but his father was a slave and it was a slave owner who took him in. During the War Between the States he assisted both the Federal and Confederate soldiers at various times,…

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    Philadelphia: H. D. Shaiffer, (1902). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interesting association copy of this novel - INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Presented to Ella Wheeler Wilcox with Compliments of H.D. Shaiffer, Publisher, 1614 Diamond St, Phila PA" Although this purports to be a factual account, it is a rather strange novel dedicated to "all those gentlemen of the Afro-American race who have labored diligently for the elevation of their brethren." Gilbert straddles two worlds: as the son of a free mother, he was also freeborn, but his father was a slave and it was a slave owner who took him in. During the War Between the States he assisted both the Federal and Confederate soldiers at various times, and was treated as a friend by almost all whom he encountered both black and white. For a while after the war, he became a prosperous businessman, until he was fleeced by unscrupulous white men. Then destitute, he encountered a man whose life he had saved many years ago, and who wrote this book as a way to raise money for his needs. It ends with the comment that he "ceaselessly prays that a sympathetic public may pity him in his unfortunate old age to the extent of the price of a copy of this work." It is probable that the publisher in this case is also the author: neither produced another book, and the fact that the publisher is known to have inscribed many copies (while I have never encountered a copy signed by the author) tends to indicate that he was more involved in it than simply as "publisher" Illustrated with six glossy plates. 309 pp.

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    Condition: Very good minus in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover (chip at base of spine and some rubbing to the lettering on the spine but overall a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 70071
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