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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

The Oranging of America and Other Stories

By: Apple, Max

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grossman Publishers: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044519

ISBN: 0670528013

Condition: Fine


Dark blue 1/4 cloth, rust paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in orange. Essentially as issued. Color illus. dust jacket shows minor crease at top front flap corner, narrow line of faint dampstaining along top front edge, otherwise also essentially as issued, now in mylar. 1st editon, author's first book. vii,152 pp. View more info

Saint Thomas Aquinas: Selections from his Works [#33/1,500, SIGNED]

By: Aquinas, Thomas; George N. Shuster (editor)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chatham, England, The Limited Editions Club: 1969

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller ID: 043195

ISBN: B0012IXJD4

Condition: Fine


Gray cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, in original glassine dust wrapper. Slight foxing to text block edges, otherwise as issued; wrapper as issued. Original slipcase show mild foxing toward edges, thus Near Fine. xvi,112 pp., illus. No. 333 of an edition limited to 1,500 copies, signed by illustrator Price on rear colophon. View more info

Orlando Furioso di Messer Ludovico Ariosto / secondo l'edizione del MDXXXII per cura di Ottavio Morali

By: Ariosto, Ludovico

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Milan, Italy, Giovanni Pirotta: 1818

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012195

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in brown buckram with spine panel lettered in gilt. xxxvi,547,[1] pp., illus. w/ frontis. engraving of author, printed in double column type. The fore-edge margins of the Preface show dampstaining, generally light (ranging to moderate on several leaves), with slight dampstaining affecting only the first several leaves of the text proper, not impinging onto any text. Approx. 9 1/2" x 13". Excepting the initial dampstaining, the text block is clean and bright, a solid Near Fine. The binding is functional rather than ornamental but shows only modest rubbing at corners and spine ex... View more info

The Myths: A Short History of Myth - The Penelopiad - Weight [Limited Edition Boxset - SIGNED]

By: Armstrong, Karen, Margaret Atwood, and Jeanette Winterson; Philip Pullman (essay)

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Canongate Books Ltd.: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048398

ISBN: 184195733X

Condition: As New


SIGNED LIMITED BOXSET. Complete in three (3) volumes + insert. New/as issued, in dust jackets, in original slipcase with Pullman essay insert. All 3 vols. 1st ptgs., with complete number lines. No. 979 of an edition limited to 1500, numbered on slipcase side panel, each volume (including pamphlet) signed by author, no inscription or date. View more info

Hemingway: High on the Wild

By: Arnold, Lloyd R.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1977

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 042401

ISBN: 0448123347

Condition: Fine


Stiff tan pictorial wraps. Slight crease to top front cover corner and very slight surface rubbing, essentially as issued. [xii],163 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. A beautifully preserved copy. View more info

Shakespeare: The Early Writings

By: Arthos, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Bowes and Bowes: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027344

ISBN: 0370002172

Condition: Fine


Gray paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows a slight bit of age toning and very slight edge wear, almost as issued, now in archival mylar. x,264 pp. Virtually unimprovable. View more info

Shakespeare's Use of Dream and Vision

By: Arthos, John

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027425

ISBN: 0874719127

Condition: Fine


Dark red paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket shows approx. 1/4" closed tear with associated crease along top rear edge, otherwise nearly as issued, now in archival mylar. 208 pp. Scarce. View more info

Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There

By: Arthur, T. S.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago, David C. Cook Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 013223

Condition: VG+


Light blue-gray cloth, decoratively lettered in a darker gray. Moderately soiled covers, a bit rubbed at corners and spine extremities. 96 pp. Notably clean interior, just an occasional light soil mark on fore-edge margins. Endpapers contain publisher's announcements of upcoming releases. Undated; ca. 1890s to early 1900s. Nicer than average copy of the classic temperance tale. View more info

Salvation

By: Asch, Sholem; Willa and Edwin Muir (transl.)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021348

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in yellow. Slight evidence of dampstaining at head of spine panel only, otherwise only light shelf wear, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Former owner signature along top edge of front flyleaf and at top corner of title page. Dust jacket mildly chipped along top edge, with loss at heel of spine and minor loss/creasing along bottom edge, now in archival mylar. [vi],332 pp. Stated 1st edition. View more info

The Queen's Treasure [INSCRIBED BY PUBLISHER]

By: Ashdown, Clifford [R. Austin Freeman and John J. Pitcairn]; Norman Donaldson (editor, intro.)

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Oswald Train: Publisher: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Publisher

Seller ID: 027770

Condition: Fine


Dark blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. Essentially as issued. Illus. dust jacket mildly toned by age, with 1" closed tear and associated crease along bottom rear edge, now in archival mylar. xiv,15-238 pp., frontis. Lengthy inscription by publisher Oswald Train occupies most of front flyleaf, mentions "good old Leary's Book Store" in center-city Philadelphia. View more info

J.B. Priestley: Last of the Sages

By: Atkins, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Calder/Riverrun Press: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 043460

ISBN: 0714539503

Condition: Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. ix,309 pp. As issued. View more info

One Good Turn: A Jolly Murder Mystery [SIGNED]

By: Atkinson, Kate

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048238

ISBN: 0385608004

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Black paper covered boards, lettered in red foil. Text block edges mildly tanned, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 396 pp. 1st ptg., complete number line. Signed by author on main title (initials "KA"), no inscription or date. View more info

Life Before Man [SIGNED]

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 044846

ISBN: 0671251155

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED. Purple 1/4 cloth, light gray paper covered boards, lower front cover and spine panel lettered in gold foil. 317 pp. Slight fading to purple cloth at both spine extremities, with mild foxing/spotting on both covers near top and bottom edges, foxed text block edges. Firm binding, clean interior. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription or date. First edition, complete number line. Dust jacket shows minor shelf wear, vertical crease to front flap, now in mylar. View more info

Alias Grace [SIGNED]

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese-Doubleday: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048246

ISBN: 0385475713

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Color illus. paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 468 pp. 1st ptg., complete number line. Book plate signed by author mounted on lower main title, full signature, no inscription or date. View more info

Oryx and Crake [SIGNED]

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd.: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048247

ISBN: 0747562598

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Green decorated paper covered boards. Text block edges slightly tanned, typical of issue, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 378 pp. 1st ptg., complete number line. Signed by author on main title, full signature, no inscription or date. View more info

Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing [The Empson Lectures] [SIGNED]

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 048263

ISBN: 0521662605

Condition: As New


SIGNED. Dark green 1/4 cloth, dark green paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued, in color illus. dust jacket showing slight sunning to spine panel, now in mylar. 1st ed. xxvii,219 pp. Author-signed book plate with dust jacket design mounted on front flyleaf. View more info

Motiveless Malignity: A Distinguished American Novelist Looks at Shakespeare

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 027440

Condition: Fine


Olive green cloth, black on turquoise cover device and spine panel lettering. As issued. Dust jacket shows slight age toning, otherwise essentially as issued, now in archival mylar. xi,158 pp. View more info

The Ascent of F 6: A Tragedy in Two Acts

By: Auden, W. H., and Christopher Isherwood

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd.: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042784

ISBN: B00180ZNKS

Condition: Good-VG


SCARCE British first edition (preceding American), by Faber & Faber, 1936. Blue cloth, spine panel lettered in gilt. Cloth is mildly tanned on both covers toward edges, joints and edges a bit rubbed. Some toning to flyleaves, modest dampstaining along text block fore-edge bleeding just slightly into margins here and there. Short gift inscription and partial erasure on front flyleaf, also 1 1/2" closed tear (mended) along top edge. First edition. 123 pp. View more info

Elizabethan Lyrics from the Original Texts

By: Ault, Norman (editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Capricorn Books: 1960

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 037041

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff wraps, lettered in red, green and black. Minor shelf wear with mild rubbing to corners. Firm, square binding with one very light stress crease, clean and unmarked interior. xvii,560 pp. 4th ptg. Relatively scarce. View more info

Overheard: Fifteen Tales

By: Aumonier, Stacy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042212

Condition: Very Good


Medium blue cloth, lettered in black. Top text block edge a bit dulled by age, mildly sunned spine panel. Flyleaves are mildly toned, otherwise clean and unmarked interior, firm binding. [vii],296 pp. First edition, "First Published 1924" on copyright page. A decently preserved copy with minor cosmetic faults. View more info

Five Letters from Jane Austen to her niece Fanny Knight Printed in Facsimile

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028265

Condition: Near Fine


Black buckram, lettered in gold foil. Unpaginated, approx. [44] pp. Light exterior shelf wear. Former owner's signature in pencil on front flyleaf. Unmarked as such, but we suspect this copy to be the 1970s Richard West reprint of the 1924 edition. View more info

Pride and Prejudice

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Co.: 1976

Seller ID: 039980

ISBN: 0525183817

Condition: Near Fine


Brown-burgundy and gold cloth, spine panel lettered in gold foil. viii,416 pp., illus. Spine panel slightly sunned, light foxing to text block edges, otherwise as issued. Original slipcase shows very slight shelf wear. View more info