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THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN.
Edition: First thus- a signed, limited edition.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1977. SIGNED hardcover - Auchincloss's classic 1964 novel reissued in a special edition with a 'message to subscribers' by Auchincloss and illustrated with drawings by Uldis Klavins. A limited edition, SIGNED on a blank preliminary page with a tissue guard laid, bound in dark brown leather binding with raised bands on the spine, gilt lettering and decoration spine and covers, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark. 417 pp.
Condition: Fine (an as new, unread copy, but with a bit of sunning to edges of moire endpapers.)Book ID: 54924More details Price: $35.00
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: 85046More details Price: $25.00
THE DEERSLAYER: The First War-Path.
Chicago: W. B. Conkey Co., n.d. . 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: 69014More details Price: $25.00
THE HILL OF SUMMER: A Novel of the Soviet Conquest
Edition: Limited first edition (undisclosed limitation)
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1981. Hardcover first edition - Includes a special message by the author, not found in the trade edition. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks.
Condition: Fine in brown leather with gold lettering and designs, all edges gilt, watered silk endpapers, ribbon bookmark bound in.Book ID: 9594More details Price: $35.00
THE RED ONE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Macmillan, 1918. Hardcover first edition - A collection of four long stories, written in 1916 in Glen Ellen and on Hawaii, and published posthumously in book form. The title story, set in the remote jungles of Guadacanal in the Solomon Islands, veers towards science fiction as a scientist, taken captive by the natives, discovers the secret behind "the Red One." Also included is "The Hussy", a story of a giant gold nugget, "Like Argus of the Ancient Times", the story of a gold miner who was a 49er in California at age 22, and who sets out at 70 for the Klondike Gold Rush in an attempt to recoup his lost fortune - a wonderful story of…(more)
New York: Macmillan, 1918. Hardcover first edition - A collection of four long stories, written in 1916 in Glen Ellen and on Hawaii, and published posthumously in book form. The title story, set in the remote jungles of Guadacanal in the Solomon Islands, veers towards science fiction as a scientist, taken captive by the natives, discovers the secret behind "the Red One." Also included is "The Hussy", a story of a giant gold nugget, "Like Argus of the Ancient Times", the story of a gold miner who was a 49er in California at age 22, and who sets out at 70 for the Klondike Gold Rush in an attempt to recoup his lost fortune - a wonderful story of indomitable optimism bolstered by hard work and courage. In the final story "The Princess" three down and out hobos talk about their glorious past. London spent a year on the road and knew the hobo camps well. Frontispiece portrait by Arnold Genthe. 193 pp. One of London's harder-to-find titles in the first edition.(less)
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, top edge gilt. (other Jack London first editions in matching binding available). A sturdy and attractive copy.Book ID: 72265More details Price: $350.00
THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.
Edition: Limited leather bound edition.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, (1981.). Hardcover - Novel by this Nobel Prize winning writer. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter and illustrated for this edition by Gonzalo Fonseca. Originally published in 1924. 724 pp.
Condition: Very good in full brown leather with gilt decorations and lettering, all edges gilt (appears fine, but there is a small indentation affecting several pages at the beginning of the book)Book ID: 59043More details Price: $20.00
Edition: Later printing.
Torino, Italy: S.T.E.N. Societ Tipografico-Editrice Nazionale, 1911. Hardcover - Nuova ristampa riveduta e corretta dall'autore. Indice. Text in Italian. 180 pp.
Condition: Very good in half burgundy leather and burgundy marbleized paper covered boards, marbleized endpapers. Some rubbing to the sides of the spine and the edges of the boards, but an attractive copy.Book ID: 57519More details Price: $30.00
Edition: Limited, signed first edition.
New York: Franklin Library, 1986. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Special limited edition preceding the trade edition (although the limitation is not stated), SIGNED by Settle on a bound in leaf. Includes a "special message" from Settle which is not found in the trade edition. Illustrated by John Collier. Bound in dark blue leather with gilt decorations and lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. 356 pp.
Condition: Fine (a new copy) still in the protective sleeve.Book ID: 49598More details Price: $30.00