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Pandora Lifts the Lid

By: Marquis, Don, and Christopher Morley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 035960

Condition: VG+


Blue cloth, lettered in orange. Lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Firm binding, clean interior beyond former owner's signature on front blank after flyleaf. 299 pp. Doran colophon on copyright page. View more info

Off the Deep End

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004356

Condition: Very Good


358 pp., illus. paper over boards. Bumped top corners, light edge/shelf wear. Light dampstaining evident through portion of interior on bottom/fore-edge margins, a minor distraction. View more info

History of an Autumn

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004357

Condition: VG+


1st in book form. Orange cloth, frontis. of No. 10 Downing Street. 81 pp. Lightly rubbed corners and extremities. View more info

Human Being [SIGNED]

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1932

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 004361

Condition: Good


Unstated edition, thus early reprint. Reddish-tan cloth. Surface loss to cloth along a portion of both cover fore-edges, either rubbing or nibbling, otherwise nearly as issued. SIGNED by author on FFEP. 350 pp. View more info

The Ballad of New York, New York and Other Poems, 1930-1950

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004365

Condition: VG+


93 pp. Black cloth back strip, gray paper over boards. Lightly toned toward edges, slight shelf wear, corners slightly exposed. View more info

Mince Pie

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 004367

Condition: Good


296 pp. Grey back strip, grey paper over boards. Rubbed at spine extremities, rounded/exposed corners. Former owner book plate on FEP. View more info

Parsons' Pleasure

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004369

Condition: Fair-Good


GDH colophon on copyright pg. 137 pp. Significantly sunned portions of front panel, with rubbed edges, rounded/exposed corners, some surface abrasions. Reading copy. Clean interior, firm binding. View more info

Plum Pudding, Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended and Seasoned

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016987

Condition: Very Good


Brown 1/4 cloth, putty paper covered boards, paper spine label mounted on front cover. viii,242 pp., publisher's ads at rear. Stated 1st edition. Modestly soiled with mild shelf wear, minor exposure at a few corners. Clean interior, firm binding. View more info

Plum Pudding, Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended and Seasoned

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.25

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016988

Condition: VG+


Brown 1/4 cloth, putty paper covered boards, paper spine label mounted on front cover. viii,242 pp., publisher's ads at rear. Stated 1st edition. Slight lean, modest shelf wear, a bit exposed at several corners. Firm binding, clean interior. View more info

The Powder of Sympathy

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020859

Condition: VG+


Brown 1/4 cloth, peach paper covered boards, paper title label on front cover. A bit age toned along fore-edges, covers lightly soiled. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Minor exposure at bottom corners. Dust jacket is faded, with mild dampstaining, chipped at spine extremities and minor edge chipping, with price clipped front flap, now in archival mylar. View more info

Translations from the Chinese

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020860

Condition: VG-


1st edition, with publisher's colophon on title page. Black 1/4 cloth, patterned paper covered boards (appears hand-painted), illus. paper title label mounted on upper front cover, paper title label mounted on upper spine. Modest shelf wear, some rubbing along edges, exposure at corners. Former owner's book plate mounted on front pastedown. xvi,87 pp. Interior slightly toned but otherwise intact. View more info

The Middle Kingdom: Poems, 1929-1944

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021143

Condition: VG+


Dark blue cloth, lettered in orange. Mildly rubbed corners and spine extremities. x,118 pp. Clean interior, firm binding. View more info

Ex Libris

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, New York Times/National Association of Book Publishers: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021906

Condition: Very Good


Tan cloth, lettered in gilt. Firm binding, clean interior. Mildly toned along joints and endpaper gutters, mild dampstaining to approx. 40% of rear cover along fore-edge that does not extend to text block, merely a cosmetic blemish. View more info

Kathleen

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033537

Condition: VG+


Brown 1/4 cloth, light brown paper covered boards, lettered in black on front cover and spine panel. Mild shelf wear, corners nicely intact, slight binding lean. Firm binding, clean interior. [v],175 pp. First edition, matching dates. View more info

The Romany Stain

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 033541

Condition: Near Fine


Black 1/4 cloth, dark brown-gray paper covered boards, black on orange title labels mounted on upper front cover and upper spine panel. Very nicely preserved copy showing approx. 3/4" narrow oval of loss in upper front joint (likely silverfishing), otherwise only slight shelf wear. Firm, square binding, clean interior beyond vintage gift inscription on front flyleaf. Dated 1927 on lower main title, thus early printing. View more info

Spirit Level and Other Poems

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033772

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor shelf wear, but some paper adhesion, apparently from verso of dust jacket, to cloth near joints on both covers as well as along top and bottom edges. Former owner's book plate mounted on front pastedown. Firm binding, clean interior. Dust jacket rubbed along edges with several small chips of loss, 1/2" loss at head of spine, price clipped front flap, rubbed joints, now in mylar. View more info

Gentlemen's Relish

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton and Co.: 1954

Seller ID: 033774

Condition: Near Fine


Black and red cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. Dust jacket mildly chipped with minor loss at head of spine, minor rubbing at corners, now in mylar. Former owner's signature and date on front flyleaf. 101 pp. No statement of edition/printing, but clearly early, with $3.00 publisher's price on DJ flap. View more info

One Act Plays

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1924

Seller ID: 033776

Condition: Good


Black 1/4 cloth, magenta paper covered boards, paper title label mounted on upper spine. Matching dates but no explicit "First Edition" statement. Both covers show modest surface rubbing, with rubbing and some exposure at corners. Ex-library, lightly marked/stamped. Toned title label. Firm binding. 174 pp. Unusual title, fairly scarce. View more info

The Rocking Horse

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Co.: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033778

Condition: Good-VG


Tan paper covered boards, paper title labels mounted on upper front cover and upper spine panel. Covers mildly toned/soiled, spine panel darkened. Rubbed with minor exposure at corners. Firm binding, clean interior. 128 pp. 1st edition w/ GHD colophon on main title. View more info

The Powder of Sympathy

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033779

Condition: Very Good


Variant black 1/4 cloth, orange paper covered boards, light green title label mounted on upper front cover. Minor soiling and shelf wear, mild exposure at corners. Firm, square binding, clean interior. xii,304 pp. Stated "First Edition." View more info

The Trojan Horse

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033780

Condition: Near Fine


Light brown cloth, lettered in white on dark blue spine panel. Slight shelf wear, text block edges typically toned by age. Color illus. dust jacket shows faded spine panel with modest loss to extremities, closed 1" tear with associated creasing along top rear edge, now in mylar. xii,249 pp. View more info

The Middle Kingdom: Poems 1929-1944

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033786

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in red. Slight shelf wear. Former owner's signature and date on front flyleaf. x,118 pp. Dust jacket lightly soiled on front panel and mildly toned on rear, slightly chipped at head of spine and top corners, now in mylar. Dust jacket is correct first issue printed on thicker, uncoated paper. View more info

Fifth Avenue Bus: An Excursion Among the Books of Christopher Morley With a Note by The Conductor [INSCRIBED]

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.: 1934

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 049625

ISBN: B000856V6Y

Condition: Very Good


INSCRIBED. Light green cloth, lettered in black. No statement of edition/ptg., 1934 date on lower main title (first issued 1933). Anthology of some of Morley's best work, each selection separately paginated (printed from original plates), 600+ pp. total. Spine panel toned, both covers tanning toward edges, binding somewhat bowed but firm and fully intact. Text block edges typically toned. Inscribed by Morley on front flyleaf, full signature, "Signed for Gertrude Weiss / with best wishes / Because she is a friend / of Bec Wise," dated Cincinnati, April 24, 1934. A difficult title... View more info

John Mistletoe

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 049647

ISBN: B004ZXLVE2

Condition: Near Fine


Light green cloth, lettered in gilt. Covers mildly tanned toward edges and along spine panel, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket rubbed along top edge, with 1" triangle of loss to bottom front panel corner, some surface soiling, now in mylar. 455 pp. Stated 1st ed. View more info

The Bowling Green: An Anthology of Verse

By: Morley, Christopher (editor)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1924

Seller ID: 010302

Condition: Very Good


Matching states but no explicit "First Edition" statement, probable vintage reprint edition. Blue 1/4 cloth, paper over boards. Moderately soiled, with some exposure at corners. xxv,182 pp. View more info