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THE OX-BOW INCIDENT.
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Time Inc, (1962.). Time Reading Program Special Edition. Classic western novel originally published in 1948 and here reissued with a new introduction by the author. xvii, 310 pp. Cover art by Antonio Frasconi.
Condition: Very good (upper corner of front corner clipped.)Book ID: 47660More details Price: $8.50
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Dial Books (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Classic story of Oliver Twist, abridged for children by Lesley Baxter and with introduction by Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Christian.Birmingham with both full color, full page paintings, as well as smaller black and white drawings throughout the book. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-8037-19957.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 59456More details Price: $21.50
MR HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE.
Edition: First edition.
Boston: The Berkeley Printers, 1931. Hardcover first edition - The first separate book publication of this short story, a mystery with a humorous twist, lighter in tone than much of Hawthorne's work, set in the Connecticut River valley; the text of this edition is taken from the first printing of this story in the New England Magazine for December, 1834. Illustrations by Walt Harris, including the endpapers and the front cover. Printed by the Berkeley Printers, Boston, in July, 1931. Five hundred and forty copies have been printed, of which five hundred are for sale. This copy is Number 18. 39 pp
Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, in a somewhat chipped glassine wrapper and in the original black slipcase, which is splitting along a couple of seams, has some rubbing to corners.Book ID: 31289More details Price: $75.00
Edition: Early printing.
New York: Henry Holt, (ca 1946, c 1929.). Hardcover - Hesse's best known and most autobiographical novel, named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes, and blending Eastern mysticism with Western psychoanalytical concepts. Translated from the German by Basil Creighton. Copyright page only has original 1929 date but synopsis pasted in at rear of book is from a later printing and laid in front flap refers to "Nobel Prize winner, 1946", 309 pp.
Condition: Good in original rust cloth with black lettering. Severe tanning to the pages, synopsis pasted on blank pages at rear of book, typed notes taped to front endpapers and discoloration from tape remains.Book ID: 73663More details Price: $65.00
THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
Edition: First thus.
New York: Modern Library, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mailer's first novel, originally published in 1948, and a book which almost immediately became a classic, and is considered one of the great war novels. It was based in part on his experiences with the 112th Cavalry Regiment during the Philippines Campaign in World War II. Basis for a 1958 film of the same title. Issued in 1961 as #321 in the Modern Library series. In the Toledano 8 binding of gray cloth with gold lettering on green block on front board and spine. Map frontispiece. 791 pp. Gray and white Kent end papers. Reverse side of jacket lists 403 titles.
Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.Book ID: 67844More details Price: $125.00
Edition: First American edition.
New York: New Classic Series / New Directions, (1949) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in French in 1938, and first published in the UK in 1949, this novel became one of the most important of the post-war era, and introduced existentialism to a broad audience. Translated from French by Lloyd Alexander. Number 35 in the New Classics series, in an iconic Alvin Lustig dust jacket (James Laughlin described the effect of these dust jackets: "About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketed in a very conservative, "booky", way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately, they began to move.") Sartre, of course, is also…(more)
New York: New Classic Series / New Directions, (1949) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in French in 1938, and first published in the UK in 1949, this novel became one of the most important of the post-war era, and introduced existentialism to a broad audience. Translated from French by Lloyd Alexander. Number 35 in the New Classics series, in an iconic Alvin Lustig dust jacket (James Laughlin described the effect of these dust jackets: "About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketed in a very conservative, "booky", way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately, they began to move.") Sartre, of course, is also notorious for turning down a Nobel award. The earliest copies of these books were printed in England, as this one was, and they were slightly larger in format, measuring 7 7/16 inches tall, 5 inches wide. 238 pp.(less)
Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with the Lustig illustration in black and sage green in a very good dustjacket (toning to the endpapers, lower corner of front cover bumped, and chipping to the top of the spine of the dj) Original price of $2.50 still present.Book ID: 68118More details Price: $125.00
UP FROM SLAVERY: An Autobiography
New York: Heritage Press, (1970). Hardcover - A handsome edition of this classic book, originally published in 1901, with an introduction by Booker T. Washington III and full color illustrations by Denver Gillen, While Washington wrote many other books, this remains his most popular book and one of the most influential books of the early years of the 20th century - and one which has remained in print, and valued ever since . Born a slave in Virginia, Washington went on to become head of Tuskegee Institute, where he emphasized training in practical skills. Includes a chronology. Slightly oversized, bound in brown cloth with illustration pasted on front cover. The Sandglass is tipped onto the front endpaper. xxi, 212 pp.
Condition: Very near fine (bookplate on front pastedown) in a near fine brown slipcase.Book ID: 82236More details Price: $30.00
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder.
Edition: First US trade edition.
Boston: Little Brown, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - One of Waugh's best - and best-known - novels. Basis of the television production of starring Jeremy Irons. States "First Edition after the printing of a limited edition of 600 copies and Published January 1946 on the copyright page." 351 pp.
Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with dark blue lettering, in a fair only dustjacket (the very fragile dust jacket has severe toning to the spine, as well as lesser toning to the edges - spine is almost split, is missing approx 3/4 inch at top, original price of 2.50 still present.) Dust jacket now protected by an archival cover.Book ID: 54730More details Price: $150.00
THE VELVETEEN RABBIT.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, nd (ca 1990) dj. Hardcover - A reissue of this classic and much loved 1922 story of "nursery magic" with the original text and the original color art by William Nicholson. 44 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-385077254.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.Book ID: 82129More details Price: $12.00