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  • A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE. by Alcott, Louisa May,1832-1888 (edited by Kent Bicknell.)
    Alcott, Louisa May,1832-1888 (edited by Kent Bicknell.)
    A LONG FATAL LOVE CHASE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book publication of this novel originally submitted for publication by Alcott in 1866 but not accepted. Edited by Kent Bicknell with a brief note on the text. 242 pp Illustrated endpapers reproduce some of the original manuscript pages. ISBN: 0-679-445102.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85145
    Keywords: Classics
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  • Alcott, Louisa May. (edited by Madeleine B. Stern.)
    BEHIND A MASK: The Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Morrow - Quill, 1984. The first book publication of several 'blood-and-thunder' tales written by Alcott and published, either anonymously or under the pseudonym A. M. Barnard, in various weeklies starting in 1862 and before Alcott had published 'Little Women' under her own name. Edited and with an introduction by Madeleine Stern. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-688-033709.

    Condition: Near fine (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 30874
    Keywords: Classics
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  • LITTLE WOMEN or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. by Alcott, Louisa May (illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith and Frank T. Merrill.)
    Alcott, Louisa May (illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith and Frank T. Merrill.)
    LITTLE WOMEN or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Crown Publishers / Children's Classics , (1987.). Hardcover - A lovely edition, part of the Children's Classics series, illustrated with full-color plates by Wilcox and many black & white drawings by Frank T. Merrill. Somewhat oversized hardcover bound in glossy pictorial boards, with a dark red bonded leather spine, gilt lettering. Foreword by Ellen S. Shapiro. Decorative endpapers. vii, 388 pp. ISBN: 0-517634899.

    Condition: Very near fine condition.

    Book ID: 86936
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  • THE UGLY DUCKLING. by Andersen, Hans Christian; retold by Marianna Mayer; illustrated by Thomas Locker.
    Andersen, Hans Christian; retold by Marianna Mayer; illustrated by Thomas Locker.
    THE UGLY DUCKLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - An attractive edition of this classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, retold by Marianna Mayer and illustrated in full color by Thomas Locker. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-027651304.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark green boards in a good dust jacket with some edgewear, short tears.

    Book ID: 88218
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  • WINESBURG, OHIO. by Anderson, Sherwood (introduction by Malcolm Cowley)
    Anderson, Sherwood (introduction by Malcolm Cowley)
    WINESBURG, OHIO.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1964. Stories of small-town life, originally published in 1919, with an introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 247 pp. Compass Books C-39. Map frontispiece. 247 pp. Cover illustration by Lazlo Matulay.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 82024
    Keywords: Classics
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  • SAN FRANCISCO NOIR 2: The Classics. by [Anthology, signed] Maravelis, Peter; Janet Dawson and John Shirley, signed
    [Anthology, signed] Maravelis, Peter; Janet Dawson and John Shirley, signed
    SAN FRANCISCO NOIR 2: The Classics.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Akashic Books. (2009). SIGNED first edition - Includes stories published between 1889 and 1991 by Dashiell Hammett, Jack London, Mark Twain, Craig Clevenger, Ambrose Bierce, Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller, John Shirley, Ernest Gaines and more. SIGNED by TWO authors: Janet Dawson at her story "Union Square" and John Shirley at "Ash." 330 pp plus notes on contributors and two pages of publisher's ads. ISBN: 978-1933354651.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63385
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  • FRANKENSTEIN'S BRIDE with Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus. by Bailey, Hilary and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
    Bailey, Hilary and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
    FRANKENSTEIN'S BRIDE with Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN or The Modern Prometheus.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Naperville,IL: Sourcebooks Landmark, (2007). First edition - From the back cover:"The sequel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Mary Shelley's unabridged Frankenstein included. Hilary Bailey has created a classic horror story in the vein of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein-and a monster even more terrifying than the original." Bailey's book was originally published in the UK in 1995; thjs edition includes a new introduction to Shelley's book by Bailey. xxi, 236, 253 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73067
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  • THE ROAD TO OZ. by Baum, L. Frank; afterword by Peter Glassman.
    Baum, L. Frank; afterword by Peter Glassman.
    THE ROAD TO OZ.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: William H. Morrow / Books of Wonder, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A handsome facsimile edition of this book originally published in 1909. Includes 126 of John R. Neill's original pen-and-ink drawings. New afterword for this edition by Peter Glassman. Printed on varying shades of pastel-colored paper. Top edge gilt. 267 pp. ISBN: 0-688-09997-1.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77621
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  • LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887. by Bellamy, Edward; illustrated by Elise.
    Bellamy, Edward; illustrated by Elise.
    LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Hollywood, CA: The Limited Editions Club, 1941. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A classic of Utopian fiction, in an edition designed and printed By Merle Armitage; .illustrated with monochrome print in blue, red, green, gray, black or purple by Elise. With The 1888 Reply Of Bellamy To The March 1888 Review Of This Book In The Boston Transcript. Introduction By Irwin Edman. #534 Of 1500 copies signed by the artist on the limitation page. q, 388 pp plus colophon. All edges tinted red.

    Condition: Very near fine, in yellow cloth boards with red design, lacking the scarce slipcase.

    Book ID: 86183
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  • Bellamy, Edward (Introduction by Heywoud Broun)
    LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Modern Library, nd (ca 1952.) dj. Hardcover - Introduction by Heywoud Broun. Immediately popular, this novel has remained one of the best known and most important utopian classics, a title in the Grolier 100 list of the influential American books printed before 1900. 276 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a poor dust jacket (dust jacket is split down the spine, has several large chips and other edgewear, now in an archival protector.)

    Book ID: 42799
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  • DESIRABLE RESIDENCES AND OTHER STORIES. by Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic]. Selected by Jack Adrian.
    Benson, E. F. [Edward Frederic]. Selected by Jack Adrian.
    DESIRABLE RESIDENCES AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twenty- seven stories published in magazines between 1896 and 1932, and with the exception of only two stories, never before published in book form. The title story is a previously undiscovered Miss Mapp story. The stories are grouped by type: crank stories, society stories, cruel stories, odd stories, dodo stories, spook stories. Introduction by Jack Adrian. List of sources. xiv, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-192123041.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41776
    Keywords: Classics
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  • SHIRLEY. by Bronte, Charlotte.
    Bronte, Charlotte.
    SHIRLEY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    London: Collins, nd (ca 1930). Hardcover - A vintage copy of Charlotte Bronte's second published novel, originally published in 1849, and set in Yorkshire in 1812-14. Illustrated with eight plates by T.H. Robinson. 536 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in light green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering to the spine and front cover (front endpaper missing, gift inscription dated 1948, toning to pages and some offsetting to title page, etc, but a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 84283
    Keywords: Classics, women authors
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  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS. by Bronte, Emily (1818-1848.)
    Bronte, Emily (1818-1848.)
    WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

    Edition: First thus.

    London: Hamish Hamilton, (1950) dj. Hardcover - An appealing small and rather uncommon edition of this classic novel. A title in the Novel Library series, with a policy of presenting the novels selected in an elegant and readable small format at an affordable price. Introduction by Alan Hodge. 4 1/2 inches wide by 7 inches tall. x, 362 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in boards with a red geometric design over a dark green cloth spine with gilt lettering in a rather poor example of the dustjacket, which repeats the design on the boards, but is in two pieces and missing the spine covering.

    Book ID: 85046
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  • Bulwer Lytton, Edward; illustrated by F. C. Yohn.
    THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII.

    Edition: First printing with these illustrations.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Scribner's Classic series, illustrated by F.C. Yohn with a pasted-on cover illustration, pictorial endpapers and title page plus 9 inserted color plates (the color plate pasted on the dustjacket is different from that of the book and reproduces the plate at pg 150.) A beautiful edition of this classic set in the days of the Roman Empire and early Christianity. viii, 425 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with full color plate and gilt lettering on the spine in a good only dust jacket. (minor foxing to edge of texblock, unobtrusive gift inscription, dustjacket has signifcant edgewear, tape repairs to interior at end of spine.)

    Book ID: 34882
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  • ABBA ABBA. by Burgess, Anthony. Foreword by Michael Dirda.
    Burgess, Anthony. Foreword by Michael Dirda.
    ABBA ABBA.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Barnes & Noble, (2009.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1977, this work consists of a novella recreating poet John Keat's last days in Rome, followed by a short nonfiction section on Keat's friend Joseph Severn, his doctor James Clark and the Italian poet Giuseppe Belli, and the final section is a translation of Belli's sonnets on Biblical subjects. Foreword by Michael Dirda. A title in the Barnes & Noble Rediscovers Series. vi, 152 pp. ISBN: 1435104234.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53669
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  • THE SECRET GARDEN by Burnett, Frances Hodgson; illustrated by Kathy Mitchell.
    Burnett, Frances Hodgson; illustrated by Kathy Mitchell.
    THE SECRET GARDEN

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (2001) dj. Hardcover - Lovely edition of this children's classic, illustrated by.Kathy Mitchell with several full-color plates and smaller black and white drawings at the head of each chapter .A title in the Illustrated Junior Library. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-448-412500.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated boards with a clear acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64089
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  • THE DEERSLAYER: The First War-Path. by Cooper, J. Fennimore.
    Cooper, J. Fennimore.
    THE DEERSLAYER: The First War-Path.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: W. B. Conkey Co., n.d. [1901]. Hardcover - Includes a preface to the Leatherstalking Tales. Frontispiece. Bound in dark red half-leather over marbleized boards and with marbleized end papers Top edge. gilt. 635 pp plus 5 pp publisher's ads (date is based on ad for "just issued" Ella Wheeler Wilcox "Every-day Thoughts" which was published in 1901).

    Condition: Good overall - some rubbing and wear to the edges of the board and the spine, but still an attractive vintage copy.

    Book ID: 69014
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  • THE RED ROVER. by Cooper, James Fenimore.
    Cooper, James Fenimore.
    THE RED ROVER.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York & London: Co-operative Publication Society, n.d. (ca 1900). Hardcover - An early novel by Cooper, who was an American pioneering writer in the sea novel genre. This follows the activities of the sailor Dick Fid, free black sailor Scipio Africanus and Royal Navy officer James Wilder as they encounter the famous pirate, "The Red Rover." Notable both for its serious treatment of black characters and in his blurring of social and gender barriers, as shown in the character of a young girl disguised as a cabin boy. Two-color frontispiece with tissue guard. 494 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 72354
    Keywords: Classics, pirate, sea novel
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  • THE PILOT: A Tale of the Sea. by Cooper, James Fenimore.
    Cooper, James Fenimore.
    THE PILOT: A Tale of the Sea.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York & London: Co-operative Publication Society, n.d. (ca 1900). Hardcover - An early novel by Cooper, originally published in 1823, the life of a naval pilot during the American Revolution. Sepia toned frontispiece with tissue guard. 473 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 78363
    Keywords: Classics, pirate, sea novel
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  • Cooper, James Fenimore; Robert E. Spiller and Joseph D. Coppock, editors.
    SATANSTOE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: American Book Company, (1937) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by Cooper which was almost ignored on its publication, but here presented as one of the best of Cooper's stories, a vivid picture of colonial life and manners during the middle of the 18th century. A title in the American Fiction Series. Edited, with introduction, chronology, and bibliography by Robert E. Spiller and Joseph D. Coppock.Frontispiece portrait, other photographs. Note on the text. xli, 424 pp.

    Condition: Very good in beige cloth (previous owner's name, discoloration in gutters) in a good only dust jacket with overall edgewear and chipping.

    Book ID: 88200
    Keywords: Classics
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  • Dana, Richard H. Jr.
    TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Macmillan, 1930. Hardcover - Includes an introduction by Sir Wilfred Grenell and illustrated with 4 color plates by Charles Pears.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with black lettering and a black ship on the front cover (spine faded, previous owner's name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 24096
    Keywords: Classics
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  • LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE: Little Big Classics. by Defoe, Daniel.
    Defoe, Daniel.
    LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE: Little Big Classics.

    Edition: First or early printing.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Brothers, (1938). Hardcover - Illustrated with duotone drawings by H. G. Nicholas. Little Big Classics #864. Small square format. 94 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated boards - usual rather severe toning to the pages, a bit of wear to the ends of the spine covering, but covers are bright, binding is still sturdy.

    Book ID: 76300
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  • OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. by Dickens, Charles.
    Dickens, Charles.
    OLD CURIOSITY SHOP.

    Edition: Vintage edition, small format.

    New York & London: Thomas Nelson, nd (ca 1900). Hardcover - Frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated title page with red lettering. Bound in flexible leatherette covers, with gilt bands titling on spine, all edges gilt, small format measuring approx 6 1/2 by 4 inches, printed on lightweight paper. Marbeled endpapers. 575 pp.

    Condition: Good overall - front pastedown coming loose.

    Book ID: 85139
    Keywords: Classics
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  • THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVER TWIST. by Dickens, Charles.
    Dickens, Charles.
    THE ADVENTURES OF OLIVER TWIST.

    Edition: Vintage edition, small format.

    New York & London: Thomas Nelson, nd (ca 1910). Hardcover - A title in the New Century Library, Frontispiece. Bound in flexible leatherette covers, with gilt bands on front cover, titling on spine, all edges gilt, small format measuring approx 6 1/2 by 4 inches, printed on lightweight paper. 434 pp.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 85138
    Keywords: Classics
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  • CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL: With 45 Lost Gustav Dore Engravings (1861) and 150 Other Victorian Illustrations. by Dickens, Charles; Gustav Dore, illustrator.
    Dickens, Charles; Gustav Dore, illustrator.
    CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL: With 45 Lost Gustav Dore Engravings (1861) and 150 Other Victorian Illustrations.

    Edition: First printing (first thus)

    St Louis: MCE Publishing Company, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - A profusely illustrated edition of Dickens's classic yuletide ghost story features 45 engravings by Gustave Dore (which were discovered in an 1861 French magazine), and who was the first artist to illustrate Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family. It also includes 150 other Victorian illustrations. Introduction by Dan Malan. Square format. Illustrated endpapers. 176 pp. ISBN: 1-88895700X.

    Condition: Very near fine red cloth with gilt lettering on the spin in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86012
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  • THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, (c 1954) dj. Hardcover - Includes the complete 'The Sound and the Fury", selections from other novels, stories, Nobel Prize address and more, with a new foreword by Faulkner. xi, 682 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black panels and gilt lettering in a good only dust jacket with a chip at the top of the spine, other edgewear and rubbing. .

    Book ID: 88307
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  • THE PORTABLE FITZGERALD, (Viking Portable Library Series #14) by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (selected by Dorothy Parker, introduction by John O'Hara.)
    Fitzgerald, F. Scott (selected by Dorothy Parker, introduction by John O'Hara.)
    THE PORTABLE FITZGERALD, (Viking Portable Library Series #14)

    Edition: First printing (stated September 1945)

    New York: The Viking Press, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the complete text of 'The Great Gatsby' and 'Tender is the Night' and a selection of nine of his short stories. Compiled by his friend Dorothy Parker and with an introduction by John O'Hara. At the time this was published, Fitzgerald was once again just beginning to be recognized as a major American writer. Viking Portable Library #14. xix, 835 pp. Small format.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth (front edge slightly bumped) in good only example of the fragile dust jacket. (overall edgewear to dj, short tear to side of spine of dj, chipping to top of dj, price of 2.00 still present, lists through #15 on back cover)

    Book ID: 86849
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  • LITTLE PIERRE. by France, Anatole.
    France, Anatole.
    LITTLE PIERRE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1927, c 1920) dj. Hardcover - One of several titles of this Definitive Edition of the works of Anatole France, published in 1927, and "printed on special India tint laid antique paper with endpapers in color from a design by Aubrey Beardsley, bound in black linen cloth stamped in gold" with an ornate overall design. The dust jacket repeats the same design but reverses the colors with a gold background, decorations in black. 296 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Uncommon in dust jacket and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 75523
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  • THE APPLE TREE. by Galsworthy, John (1867-1933)
    Galsworthy, John (1867-1933)
    THE APPLE TREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first separate book publication of Galsworthy's most famous short story, originally written in 1916, and presented here in a lovely production designed by T. M. Cleland and printed at the Scribner Press, New York, in November, 1934. Illustrated title page and decorative endpapers. Bound in green cloth with a white title label on front cover, black cloth spine with gilt lettering. 91 pp. plus colophon.

    Condition: Near fine with a bit of wear to the ends of the spine in a very good example of the unusual dust jacket, which is clear acetate but with green paper flaps (text on front flap, rear flap plain green paper)

    Book ID: 85392
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  • CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN - Book PLUS Poster. by Gorey, Edward (illustrator, 1925-2000); Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)
    Gorey, Edward (illustrator, 1925-2000); Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)
    CAUTIONARY TALES FOR CHILDREN - Book PLUS Poster.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2002. First edition - A selection of Belloc's tales for children, discovered and illustrated by Gorey, and published posthumously. Here you will fine Henry King who chewed bits of string, Matilda who told lies and was burned to death and the stories of five other misbehaving children who encountered terrible fates. Unpaginated. This uncommon advance issue is accompanied by large folded poster with a picture of this book in the center, surrounded by 10 black and white illustrations from the book in gray tones on a sky blue background on the recto. The verso depicts all of the Gorey titles published by Harcourt.

    Condition: The book is fine in wrapper, the poster very near fine with fold lines.

    Book ID: 49917
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