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Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best - Sixteen Stories Selected and with an Introductory Essay by W. Somerset Maugham, (Kipling, Rudyard (Maugham, W. Somerset, Editor)
1 Maugham's Choice of Kipling's Best - Sixteen Stories Selected and with an Introductory Essay by W. Somerset Maugham
(Kipling, Rudyard (Maugham, W. Somerset, Editor)
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1953 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with Maugham logo in black and RK initials in white on cover, white and black lettering on spine. Tiny pinhead size ding at base of front board; no other wear, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 324 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), no tears, not price clipped,shallow chipping at top edge of rear panel (max 1/3"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024226

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SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights, Adams, Noah
2 SAINT CROIX NOTES - River Mornings, Radio Nights
Adams, Noah
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1990 0393029050 / 9780393029055 Stated First edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition (and First Printing, with full number line), SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean purple boards with lighter purple cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Gretchen - Someone who care about the weather - the animals and memories of the land - With Thanks - Noah 11/5/90." 221 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "This book is like bright, warm sunshine in the dead of a grey winter. Noah Adams can find the spirits in a river and in the woods and, describing them with freshness, making them ours. Saint Croix Notes is a powerful antidote to computers, telephones, and heavy traffic." - Clyde Edgerton (author of The Floatplane Notebooks). 025420

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3 This Generation: A Selection of British and American Literature from 1914 to the Present with Historical and Critical Essays
Anderson, George K. And Eda Lou Walton
Scott, Foresman and Company 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with blue circular title box on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 975 pgs. with index of first lines. Includes works by Robert Frost, Henry Louis Mencken, George Santayana, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Archibald MacLeish, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, William Faulkner and many more. approx. 7" x 10". Literature. 016829

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Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future, Asimov, Isaac
4 Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future
Asimov, Isaac
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1981 0-395-31545-X / 9780395315453 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 201 pgs. Clean silver dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Essays on the future in space, science, aging, the environment, sexuality and more by the great Isaac Asimov. 8vo. Science. 014800

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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis
5 Selected Writings of Francis Bacon
Bacon, Francis
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 256 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 11. Clean maroon cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. With an Introduction and Notes by Hugh G. Dick. 604 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.45 on front inside flap), no edge chipping, tiny pinhead size hole on spine. Blank on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025573

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Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore, Bailey, Anthony
6 Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore
Bailey, Anthony
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1986 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition, 1986" on copyright page. Clean green boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 239 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection which contains some of the best work that Anthony Bailey has done for The New Yorker. His descriptive journeys include the Isle of Wight, a dawn-to-dusk stroll along the New Hampshire coast, and the seacoast of Cote d'Azur, to name a few. 018598

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Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man, Black, Alexander
7 Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man
Black, Alexander
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Maroon cloth boards with decorative oval portrait in black and white on cover of a beautiful young woman, gold decoration; gold lettering on spine. Some fading to spine and upper board edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top edges. Silk endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, name and date (Dec. 25th, 1899) at top of front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of a second young girl with clean tissue guard.Designs and photographic illustrations by the author. 212 pages. 021823

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Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary, Brinton, Anna
8 Then & Now: Quaker Essays: Historical and Contemporary
Brinton, Anna
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Clean, with a few faint white specks to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner name in very tiny print at top edge of front free endpaper. 352 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight age-toning to white edges, small corner chips and 1/3" closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007588

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9 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1946 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped jacket. Black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Faintest hint of light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, with just a hint of slightest edge wear and very slight soiling, one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Louis Bromfield, Pulitzer Prize winning author, on some answers to the political, economic and social problems of America and the world. 8vo. Essays. 015617

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A Few Brass Tacks, Bromfield, Louis
10 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, clean (age-toning to white rear panel), shallow chipping to top spine edge, fading to red background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Louis Bromfield's essays on the political, economic and social problems of the time (and of ours). 020813

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Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series), Broyles, Bill
11 Sunshot - Peril And Wonder in the Gran Desierto (The Southwest Center Series)
Broyles, Bill
Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona Press 2006 0816525242 / 9780816525249 First Edition Paperback 
Beautiful large trade paperback with French flaps. Text by Bill Broyles. Photographs by Michael P. Berman. No fading, chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Small stamp mark at lower corner of half-title page: "Donated by the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute's Nature Writing Award Program." No other marks. Illustrated with gorgeous photographs throughout. 245 pages. Over the years, Bill Broyles has ventures into the sunshot territory of Northern Mexico, slogged across its salt flats and sand dunes, defied its deadly heat. These are his essays into the heart of a forbidding but beautiful land. Michael Berman's stark black and white photographs capture the desolate beauty of the desert while conveying a sense of Broyles' adventures. Gleaned from more than 4,000 images shot with a large-format camera, these exquisite photographs translate the desert's formidle monotone into finely-tuned sudies of light and represent some of the best photos ever taken of this mysterious region. 025684

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Fernand Leger, Buck, Robert T.; Edward F. Fry; Charlotta Kotik (essays)
12 Fernand Leger
Buck, Robert T.; Edward F. Fry; Charlotta Kotik (essays)
New York Albright-Knox Art Gallery/Abbeville Press 1982 0-89659-254-5 / 9780896592544 First Thus Soft Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean bright softbound book with no creasing, curling or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 161 pgs. Illustrated throughout with color plates. Brochure from the exhibition at Albright-Knox Gallery enclosed. 9" x 11". Art. 013461

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13 The Medieval Reader
Cantor, Norman F.
Harper Collins 1994 0-06-270102-9 / 9780062701022 Stated First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
Clean, bright book with no chipping or creasing. Binding is crisp. No names or writing inside, pages are clean and bright. AS NEW First-hand accounts of the Middle Ages including letters, essays, state and church documents, poetry and ballads. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle Ages. WARD01539

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14 The Works of Thomas Carlyle: The Life of Friedrich Schuller; Critical and Miscellaneous Essays; Latter-Day Pamphlets; The French Revolution; Sartor Resartus
Carlyle, Thomas
New York John B. Alden 1885 Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
FIVE VOLUMES from "The Works of Thomas Carlyle". Near fine condition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, bevelled edges, gilt top page edges. Bindings tight & square, no cracking. Decorated endpapers. Pages clean and bright. No names or bookplates inside. Almost no wear to these books. "The French Revolution" is Volume I of two volumes. Clean, solid, attractive books. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Antiquarian. WARD00951

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Cow Country, Dale, Edward Everett
15 Cow Country
Dale, Edward Everett
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1945 Third printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket Signed
Third printing, published July, 1945, inscribed and SIGNED by author. Beige cloth boards are unfaded and clean except for faint number at top edge of spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by author: "To Mr. Elmer Barnes with all good wishes of Edward Everett Dale - Sept. 10, 1969." 265 pages. Author's essays on cowboy life in the American West. 024029

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The Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois, W.E.B.
16 The Souls of Black Folk
Du Bois, W.E.B.
New York Modern Library 2003 0375509119 / 9780375509117 Centennial Edition Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Modern Library edition, first printing of the Centennial Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 17. Clean dove gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torch bearer logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean Bernhard design endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by David Levering Lewis. 268 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new removable archival quality mylar cover. "One hundred years after publication, there is in the entire body of social criticism still no more than a handful of meditations on the promise and failings of democracy in America to rival William Edward Burghardt Du Bois's extraordinary collection of fourteen essays." - from the Introduction by David Levering Lewis 023640

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The Blue Fox, Duncan, Ronald
17 The Blue Fox
Duncan, Ronald
New York Oxford Press 1952 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket Michael Hansom, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to bottom spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top corner of half-title page; no other marks. 202 pgs. Foreword by Brian Vesey Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Michael Hansom. Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, clear tape at top and bottom spine edge. Ronald Duncan, a farmer "down to earth and mud on his boots" blends a laconic wit with the sensibilities of a poet. He is equally skillful at demolishing in a word the pomposities of a bureaucratic rat killer, and at building up in the next moment the feel of an English meadow after a rainstorm. A wise and happy man, whatever his mood he manages to infect us with his delight in the world. The scene is Devonshire, and the Blue Fox pub the particular symbol of village life from which Duncan derives his inspiration. 017630

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Apolcalypse Postponed, Eco, Umberto
18 Apolcalypse Postponed
Eco, Umberto
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press and The British Film Institute 1994 0-253-31851-3 / 9780253318510 First edition Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. Organized in four main parts, Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's "Ginger and Fred," and the Italian genius industry. 017522

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Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters, Eliot, George
19 Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters
Eliot, George
London Hawarden Press 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Eighteen-volume Limited Edition set of which this is number 157 of 500. Three quarter leather with marbled boards, gold lettering and decoration on leather spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking; clean marbled endpapers, beautiful old custom bookplate on paste downs. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Some very light rubbing to corners and some wear to bottom board edges. Frontispiece illustration in each book with printed tissue guard, plus lovely illustrations throughout. Middlemarch (3 volumes); Scenes of Clerical Life (2 volumes); Daniel Deronda (3 volumes); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob (1 volume); Poems (1 volume); Felix Holt, The Radical (2 volumes); Romola + Romola and Miscellaneous Essays (2 volumes); Adam Bede (2 volumes); Life and Letters (2 volumes). 025313

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The Praise of Folly, Erasmus, Desiderius
20 The Praise of Folly
Erasmus, Desiderius
New York Modern Library 1962 Stated First printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Modern Library Edition with "First Printing" on copyright page and all other requisite points, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Modern Library No. 331. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean pale gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges and clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks, no underlining. Translated from the Latin, with an Essay and Commentary, by Hoyt Hopewell Hudson. 166 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), no chips, 415 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023603

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