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Action at Aquila

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar and Rinehart: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044694

ISBN: B0006AO8RA

Condition: Fine


Blue cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Essentially as issued. Color dust jacket shows very slight shelf wear with minor sunning to spine panel, now in mylar. First edition w/ F&R colophon on copyright page. 369 pp. View more info

Play It Again, Sam

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1969

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 047665

ISBN: B00B3L6982

Condition: Near Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, red paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. Orange dust jacket shows sunned spine panel, slight edge wear, mild soiling to plain rear panel. Light tanning to endpapers, book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Book club edition. View more info

The Infinite Plan [INSCRIBED, with original drawing by author]

By: Allende, Isabel; Margaret Sayers Peden (transl.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 034370

ISBN: 0002241919

Condition: Fine


Violet cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Mere hints of rubbing at corners and spine extremities, essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 382 pp. First edition w/ complete number line. Inscribed by author on lower main title: "To Ethne with / a Latin hug / Isabel Allende," full and bold signature, undated, with the author's original drawing (a self-portrait, we believe, of a smiling woman with curly hair and wearing earrings - not Allende's more typical flower drawing) on opposite page, beneath the listing of her other titles... View more info

A Cafecito Story

By: Alvarez, Julia; Eichner, Bill (afterword)

Price: $4.95

Publisher: White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Publishing Co.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 025272

ISBN: 1931498008

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy and white paper covered boards, slightly rubbed at spine extremities, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket slightly sunned along spine panel, otherwise as issued. [v],53 pp., illus. View more info

Subterranean Kerouac: The Hidden Life of Jack Kerouac

By: Amburn, Ellis

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Griffin: 1999

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 039283

ISBN: 0312206771

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Slightly bumped along a portion of bottom rear edge, essentially as issued. [xi],436 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. View more info

I Pass Like Night

By: Ames, Jonathan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043108

ISBN: 0688078044

Condition: Very Good


Black 1/4 cloth, putty paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in silver foil. Former owner's address inscription at top corner of front flyleaf and his handwritten review/observations inked on final blank preceding rear flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Slight foxing to top text block edge. Color illus. dust jacket as issued. First edition, with complete number line. 167 pp. View more info

I Like It Here

By: Amis, Kingsley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1958

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 042045

Condition: VG+


Yellow cloth, lettered in gold. Moderate binding lean, text block edges somewhat dulled by age, only slight shelf wear. Color illus. dust jacket is toned along spine panel and along edges and flap folds, rear panel, but shows only slight wear, now in mylar. 208 pp. 1st American edition. View more info

Offbeat: Collaborating with Kerouac

By: Amram, David

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 039258

ISBN: 1560254602

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. x,309 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. As issued. View more info

Straight Cut Ditch

By: Anderson

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Port Washington, NY, Ashley Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043148

ISBN: 0879491396

Condition: Near Fine


Black polished paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight binding lean, slightly bumped bottom corners, otherwise nearly as issued. Interior shows one page (204) marked in ink (two names circled, question mark in margin), otherwise unmarked. Dust jacket shows some fairly light spots of foxing, slight rubbing to corners and heel of spine, now in mylar. 204 pp. Scarce. View more info

Sixty Bokes Olde and Newe: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from Libraries in and near Philadelphia Illustrating Chaucer's Sources, His Works and Their Inflence

By: Anderson, David (editor)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Knoxville, TN, New Chaucer Society, University of Tennessee: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026072

ISBN: 0933784082

Condition: VG+


Stiff illus. wraps. Catalogue published to accompany 1986 exhibition at Arthur Ross Gallery and Rosenbach Museum and Library, opened on the occasion of the Fifth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, held in Philadelphia, 20-23 March 1986. Mild shelf/handling wear, slightly soiled covers. xviii,123 pp., illus. Scarce. View more info

Sixty Bokes Olde and Newe: Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from Libraries in and near Philadelphia Illustrating Chaucer's Sources, His Works and Their Inflence

By: Anderson, David (editor)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Knoxville, TN, New Chaucer Society, University of Tennessee: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032359

ISBN: 0933784082

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff illus. wraps. Catalogue published to accompany 1986 exhibition at Arthur Ross Gallery and Rosenbach Museum and Library, opened on the occasion of the Fifth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, held in Philadelphia, 20-23 March 1986. Lightly soiled covers, w/ U of PA cover letter laid in. xviii,123 pp., illus. Scarce. View more info

Thieves Like Us

By: Anderson, Edward; Lawrence Block (intro.)

Price: $4.75

Publisher: New York, Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LIT0081

ISBN: 0877958424

Condition: Fine


Softcover re-issue. Originally published in 1937, quickly out of print. Text block slightly toned, else as issued. xi,215 pp. View more info

Hunting Hemingway's Trout

By: Anderson, Lauri

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Atheneum: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028734

ISBN: 0689121032

Condition: Fine


Blue 1/4 cloth, light teal paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. No remainder marks. [vii],165 pp. View more info

The Fiery Fountains: The Autobiography - Continuation and Crisis to 1950

By: Anderson, Margaret

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Horizon Press: 1982

Seller ID: 028830

ISBN: 0818002115

Condition: Near Fine


Pink stiff wraps. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. Square, uncreased binding. xiii,242 pp. View more info

Mary of Scotland: A Play in Three Acts [Special Limited Edition, #132/550]

By: Anderson, Maxwell

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Anderson House: 1933

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 003959

Condition: Near Fine


Special Limited Edition, full brown leather, gilt stamped, deckled fore-edge, top edge in gilt. #132 of 550 copies. Rubbed just a bit at corners and along bottom edge; raised bands on back strip lightly scuffed. A few surface marks. Interior as issued. Scarce. View more info

Winterset [1st edition, 1935, SIGNED TWICE by Anderson, in DJ

By: Anderson, Maxwell

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Anderson House: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 023176

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth, lettered in brown. Based in part on the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. Cloth is somewhat toned/foxed toward edges and lightly soiled. Slight binding lean. Corners slightly bumped. Stated first edition. xi,134 pp. Signed by author on front flyleaf and again on title page over his printed name. Top edge of front flyleaf (verso) and half-title show light rust-stain, and several adjacent leaves show the faint impression of, a paper clip now removed. Dust jacket shows mildly toned spine panel, slightly chipped at corners and at head of spine, triangular sliver of paper loss (approx. ... View more info

Tar: A Midwest Childhood

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1926

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 010542

Condition: Near Fine


Stated 2nd ptg.: Dec. 1926, after the 1st in November. Brown pebbled cloth, stamped in gilt and blue, deckled edges. A few light surface marks to cloth, nicely preserved. xviii,346 pp. Text block slightly toned, but clean and fully intact. View more info

The World of Louisa May Alcott

By: Anderson, William; Wade, David (photographs)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, NY, HarperPerennial: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027918

ISBN: 0060951567

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps. 120 pp., illus. w/ color photographs. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. View more info

Kerouac: A Biography

By: Ann Charters

Price: $14.95

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Straight Arrow Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033800

ISBN: 0879320559

Condition: Very Good


Tan buckram. Library treatments but never circulated, with stamps on top text block edge, lower main title, and upper rear flyleaf inked out, otherwise unmarked as such. Dust jacket shows call label mounted on lower spine, appears otherwise immaculate in period mylar; unfortunately, the mylar is glued to both front and rear pastedowns. 419 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. A very nice copy for the reader who doesn't object to the relatively modest library treatments. View more info

James Grunnert: A Novel from Berlin

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Budapest, Hungary, Privately Printed: 1921

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 015000

Condition: Near Fine


Red 3/4 morocco, bordered, stamped, and lettered in gilt, 5 raised bands, red cloth covered boards, top edge in gilt, marbled endpapers. Lightly rubbed at corners, spine extremities, with a few miniscule nicks along joints and bands. No. 37 of a privately printed edition of 500, "given to subscribers, printed only for the betterment of interested intelligent readers." 152 pp. The text block, while essentially "as issued" except for slight toning, shows all the indications of private printings of the era, most evident in a number of light registers, and overall does not seem qui... View more info

Lady Chatterley's Husbands: An Anonymous Sequel to the Celebrated Novel Lady Chatterley's Lover

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Faro, Inc.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034804

Condition: Near Fine


Blue cloth variant, stamped titles lettered in yellow, deckled text block edges. Slight shelf wear, a few rough-cut fore-edges, otherwise nearly as issued. Firm binding, clean interior. 233 pp. This is the illustrated edition; Faro also issued an edition (in black boards) with no illustrations, printed from the same plates, also dated 1931 with no indication of subsequent printings. View more info

Lady Chatterley's Husbands: An Anonymous Sequel to the Celebrated Novel Lady Chatterley's Lover

By: Anonymous

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, William Faro, Inc.: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039155

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel. 233 pp. Virtually without wear, showing a modest binding lean and mildly toned text block edges. Former owner's ex-libris book plate mounted on upper front pastedown. Illus. dust jacket is toned along spine panel, chipped with 1/4" loss across head of spine and slight loss extending to a short portion of top front edge, minor chipping at bottom joint corners, now in mylar. 1st edition w/ no additional printings indicated. Sequel to Lady Chatterley's Lover, issued by Lawrence's American publisher,... View more info

The Waltz of the Toreadors

By: Anouilh, Jean; Lucienne Hill (transl.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 042730

ISBN: B001JZ4BS2

Condition: Near Fine


Dark green cloth-effect paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in white. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit dulled by age. 126 pp. Dust jacket shows minor rubbing to spine extremities, now in mylar. Stated 1st American edition: 1957. View more info

Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

By: Anstey, F.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Co.: 1898

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: MISC0025

Condition: Good


Blue cloth, with front panel illus. and spine panel lettering in gilt, top text block edge in gilt, deckled edges. Corners a bit curled, rubbed at extremities, mild binding lean. Endpapers lightly soiled, otherwise clean internally. xvi,272 pp., illus. A few of the deckled fore-edges are a bit ragged. Early printing, an apparent 2nd, after the first edition of 1897, also by Dent. View more info

The Convalescent [SIGNED + SIGNED Promotional Card]

By: Anthony, Jessica

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, McSweeney's: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048525

ISBN: 193478110X

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Yellow textured paper covered boards, lettered in black. Text block edges mildly tanned, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust wrapper as issued, now in mylar. 1st ed. 247 pp. Signed by author on second title, no inscription or date. Accompanied by Powell's IndieSpensable promotional post card for this edition, also signed by author. View more info