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  • GIRL NEXT DOOR. by Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    Brooks, Anne Tedlock.
    GIRL NEXT DOOR.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Arcadia House, 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon young adult romance about nursing in a small town hospital - in addition to the romantic story, this depicts the devastation of polio at that time, and Kit, the young nurse, goes to Minneapolis to be trained in the Kenney method of treatment. 256 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding of light green buckram with white lettering, no dj.

    Book ID: 64827
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  • Caldwell, Taylor.
    MELISSA.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. dj. Hardcover - A romantic novel with a strong dose of psychological suspense by this prolific, but always captivativing writer. 384 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket - small piece clipped from front endpaper, but otherwise a clean tight copy; dj has great period cover art, minor edgewear, chipping to the top of the spine, original price of 3.00 still present.

    Book ID: 35575
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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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  • Drake, Shannon
    COME THE MORNING

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical romance set in 12th century Scotland of King David, a country not yet unified, and beset by both the Norman English and marauding Vikings. 378 pp. ISBN: 1-57566383X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 36417
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  • Hill, Grace Livingston.
    EXIT BETTY.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1945, c 1920.) dj. Hardcover - A romantic novel of an heiress who flees in the middle of her wedding and encounters a good natured factory worker originally from Ohio. Attractive dust jacket is a great example of 1940's dust jacket art. 247 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some minor chipping to the edges of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56482
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  • Hill, Grace Livingston.
    DUSKIN.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1948, c 1929.) dj. Hardcover - When her employer is injured a young secretary takes his place in investigating delays that could cause the business to fail. A novel of romance and intrigue by this very popular and prolific writer. Dust jacket art is the same as the original edition. 304 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some minor chipping to the edges of the dj.)

    Book ID: 56483
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  • KATRINE. by Lane, Elinor Macartney (1864 - 1909)
    Lane, Elinor Macartney (1864 - 1909)
    KATRINE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel, the author's third and final novel published in the same month as her death. While Lane is almost forgotten now, this novel was the second best-selling novel in the US for 1909. Frontispiece with tissue guard. 315 pp.

    Condition: Good only in red cloth (some water damage and bleeding to the back cover, contents are very good)

    Book ID: 64196
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  • Miln, Louise Jordan.
    IN A YUN-NAN COURTYARD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A man in Vienna was fondling his fiddle; a girl in Poughkeepsie was gathering violets; an old missionary in a far part of far China - the only white man for many an accessible mile - sat in his sunny courtyard reading a time-yellowed silk of Chang Ts'ai-Pin's. A bandit in Sze-ch'uen was sharpening his knife, none of them could have believed how soon their lives were to tangle. Unless, perhaps, the missionary might - for he was old; life and thirty odd years in China had taught him much; and he knew that on earth anything may happen, especially in China." Romantic novel set in the…

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    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. dj. Hardcover first edition - "A man in Vienna was fondling his fiddle; a girl in Poughkeepsie was gathering violets; an old missionary in a far part of far China - the only white man for many an accessible mile - sat in his sunny courtyard reading a time-yellowed silk of Chang Ts'ai-Pin's. A bandit in Sze-ch'uen was sharpening his knife, none of them could have believed how soon their lives were to tangle. Unless, perhaps, the missionary might - for he was old; life and thirty odd years in China had taught him much; and he knew that on earth anything may happen, especially in China." Romantic novel set in the Yun-nan province, with So Wing, a 'veritable Chinese Robin Hood.. . moves gallantly through the story.' Glossary. 371 pp.

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    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (slight spine slant, some rubbing to the boards, and overall wear to the dj - now protected by an archival cover.) Uncommon in the first edition in dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32620
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  • PASSION FLOWER. by Norris, Kathleen.
    Norris, Kathleen.
    PASSION FLOWER.

    Edition: First thus- a hardcover reprint.

    Philadelphia: Blakiston / Triangle Books, (1944) dj. Hardcover - Set in California's Napa Valley, this is the story of a woman who sacrificed her position and family for a man she loved, only to be repaid with deceit and infidelity, as she learned that other women -including the woman she thought was her best friend - consider a man free if his wife can't hold him. Basis for the MGM film of the same name feauturing Kay Francis, Kay Johnson and Charles Bickford. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual rather severe toning to the pages, corner torn from rear flap of dj, tears at ends of spine of dj)

    Book ID: 68960
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  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. by Orczy, Baroness (1865-1947)
    Orczy, Baroness (1865-1947)
    THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Pleasantville, New York: Impress Mystery, (2007.). Hardcover - Classic novel of espionage, bravery and romance set in 1792 during the French Revolution and originally published in 1905. A title in the Best Mysteries of All Time series. 277 pp. Brochure laid in.

    Condition: Fine in red boards with silver lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 79722
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  • THE WOMAN OF THE TWILIGHT. by Ryan, Marah Ellis (1860/1866 -1934), illustrated by Booth Hanson.
    Ryan, Marah Ellis (1860/1866 -1934), illustrated by Booth Hanson.
    THE WOMAN OF THE TWILIGHT.

    Edition: First Canadian edition.

    Toronto / Chicago: McClelland and Goodchild / A. C. McClurg & Co., n.d. [1913]. Hardcover first edition - A romantic novel of old California by this popular author, actress and Indian activist who went to live among the Hopi Indians in 1909. Illustrated with a sepia toned frontispiece and three inserted plates by Hanson Booth. This very uncommon Canadian edition is published from the US sheets, in the same binding, but has McClelland and Goodchild added to the title page and stamped on the base of the spine. 424 pp.

    Condition: Very good in pale gray cloth with cream lettering and small silver swastika emblems (previous owner's name dated in 1913, a tear in the margin of one leaf.)

    Book ID: 56284
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  • A FLOWER FRANCE. by Ryan, Marah Ellis (Martin), 1860 -1934.
    Ryan, Marah Ellis (Martin), 1860 -1934.
    A FLOWER FRANCE.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., (1984). Hardcover - A story of old Louisiana, set among the Acadian in the bayous. An early novel by this romantic novelist. 297 pp.

    Condition: Very good in burgundy cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover, gilt lettering on spine (some rubbing to the illustration, gift inscription dated Christmas 1900 on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76618
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  • THE EARL'S COMEUPPANCE. by Warady, Phylis Ann
    Warady, Phylis Ann
    THE EARL'S COMEUPPANCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's second book, a Regency romance. 158 pp. ISBN: 0-802711863.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71718
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  • Wesley, Valerie Wilson,
    ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Romantic novel by this African American mystery writer. ISBN: 0-06-0188839.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32266
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  • CONCEALED TURNINGS. by Wynne, Pamela (Winifred Mary Scott), 1879-1959.
    Wynne, Pamela (Winifred Mary Scott), 1879-1959.
    CONCEALED TURNINGS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macauley Company, (1927). Hardcover first edition - An early romantic novel by this prolific British author - like many of her books, it was inspired in part by the years in which she lived in India. 377 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in magenta cloth with black lettering on front cover and spine - some fraying to ends of spine, previous owner's name in pencil, binding cracking before title page but still a sturdy and straight copy.

    Book ID: 76248
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