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Mountain Paths, Maeterlinck, Maurice
21 Mountain Paths
Maeterlinck, Maurice
New York Dodd Mead 1919 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Lovely clean First Edition, with 1919 on title page and on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding. Clean unfaded ribbed green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on front and rear boards and spine, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. 309 pgs. Essays Maurice Maeterlinck philosophy 017648

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The Double Garden, Maeterlinck, Maurice
22 The Double Garden
Maeterlinck, Maurice
New York Dodd Mead 1904 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, Published May, 1904. Clean decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on front and rear boards and spine, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to spine corners, no wear-through or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. 348 pages. Sixteen essays on everything from the wrath of a bee to old-fashioned flowers and "Our Friend, the Dog." 024034

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23 Lands Away
Marlatt, Earl
Abingdon Cokesbury First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition presentation copy in original jacket - inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. in original jacket with new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight dark blue cloth book. Wartime publication - no date stated.Inscribed: "For Glen Lamb, my friend and "Laughing fellow-rover" in Lands Away. Cheerio and Happy Journeying, Earl Marlatt". 179 pgs. Bright dustjacket with small closed tear near top of spine, clean and not price clipped. A book of essays on spiritual values in literature and reminiscences of notable authors. Earl Marlatt was a theologian and poet His work appeared in Poetry Magazine. Many of his papers are held at DePauw University. 002841

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Thirty Years, Marquand, John P.
24 Thirty Years
Marquand, John P.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1954 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Very small previous owner inscription neatly penned in corner of front free endpaper. 466 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped, has closed cut to front panel, barely visible. Nice photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of stories, articles and essays which appear here for the first time in book form. 024893

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25 Reveries of a Bachelor or a Book of the Heart
Marvel, I. K.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1889 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold line border and raised cameo on front board. A few spots of wear at top and bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration with tissue guard. 260 pgs. 007071

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Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor, Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
26 Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor
Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
New York R. F. Fenno 1907 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram WS on cover). Clean ribbed lavender blue cloth boards with green and white botanical decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Some pages still uncut. Color frontispiece illustration, lovely decorations on every page. 87 pages. 025363

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Conquering Success, Or Life in Earnest, Mathews, William
27 Conquering Success, Or Life in Earnest
Mathews, William
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1903 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Lovely clean and solid first edition of this scarce book on achieving success in life. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering and small leaf decoration on cover with double rule line border in gold. Gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. All gold bright and unchipped. Blind stamped ruled border on rear cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and Merry Christmas neatly penned on front free endpaper. 404 pages with index. 022419

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The Vagrant Mood, Maugham, Somerset
28 The Vagrant Mood
Maugham, Somerset
New York William Heinemann 1952 Stated First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
"First Published 1952" on copyright page. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Light bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 241 pgs. Dustjacket has square price clip at bottom corner of front inside flap, very small corner chips, some edge wear with short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018588

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The Return of Dr. O'Grady, Maurois, Andre
29 The Return of Dr. O'Grady
Maurois, Andre
London The Bodley Head 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket. Very clean gold cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Two corner tips very slightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has tiny corner clip to inside flap, but price is present (9s 6d net); a couple of tiny nicks and slight wear to spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013284

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Around Home, McArthur, Peter
30 Around Home
McArthur, Peter
Canada Musson Book Company, Ltd. 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket C. W. Jefferys, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with darker green illustration on cover, red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, with no names, writing or bookplates. 251 pgs. with drawings by C. W. Jefferys. A beautiful series of essays about country life in rural Ontario, Canada. 8vo. Country Living. 016379

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31 44 Essays By Christopher Morley
Morley, Christopher
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1925 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean rust red cloth boards with clean unchipped paste-on label on cover and spine. Hint of wear to corner tips, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. 265 pgs. Very small previous owner label (very small return address label) on front fixed endpaper. Nice clean, solid copy. 8 vo.. Essays. 011059

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Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru, Morley, Christopher
32 Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1942 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with blind stamped decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 268 pages with index and glossary. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at upper and lower spine edges, a few tiny edge nicks and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An informal account of Morley's family vacation to Peru, in a series of humorous essays, with a remarkable index which is partly a vocabulary of Mr. Morley's very rudimentary Spanish and partly a philosophical summary. 023286

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Mince Pie - Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street, Morley, Christopher
33 Mince Pie - Adventures on the Sunny Side of Grub Street
Morley, Christopher
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1930 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Walter Jack Duncan, Illustrator 
Clean green marbled boards with clean green cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 296 pgs. Illustrations by Walter Jack Duncan. Dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has tiny edge chips/closed tears, up to 1/3" chipping at top spine edge (title intact), light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Later printing -- Nice copy in scarce dustjacket . Vivid essays full of the typical humor and wit of Christopher Morley. 018644

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The Ironing Board, Morley, Christopher
34 The Ironing Board
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1949 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with red title box border and 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. 255 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Photo of the author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Morley's own selection of favorite essays written in fun and fury over a ten-year period. Subjects include: On Belonging to Clubs, An American Gentleman, The Sense of Place, The Atom Splitter, Weeding Beets, Codeine (7 Percent) -- and more! 023285

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Travels in Philadelphia, Morley, Christopher
35 Travels in Philadelphia
Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia David McKay 1920 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first state, with "along" on page 202. Very clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and decoration on cover with single rule gold line border. Gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (very faint old glue mark from small bookplate which is no longer there). Illustrated with drawings by Frank H. Taylor. 264 pages. A wonderful collection of essays about life in Philadelphia by Christopher Morley. 024824

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Here, There & Everywhere, Nordlinger, Jay
36 Here, There & Everywhere
Nordlinger, Jay
New York National Review Books 2007 0975899821 / 9780975899823 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket - as new condition. Clean dark green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 505 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn, no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book that is witty, grabbing and fun - in which the author visits unusual towns, universities - even music camps. He delves into politics, then profiles a number of personalties, including George W. Bush,. Condoleezza Rice, Al Sharpton, Rosie O'Donnell, and more. He sends dispatches from Europe (East and West) and the Middle East. He writes on golf, and music. We meet Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Luciano Pavarotti, and many others. 025075

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My Turn, O'Hara, John
37 My Turn
O'Hara, John
New York Random House 1966 Stated First printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean maroon endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, tiny chip (size of small pea) at top rear panel edge, slight wear to top and bottom spine edges. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ranging over a wide variety of topics and personalities, John O'Hara takes a hard look at politics and politicians (domestic and foreign), education, morality, journalism, writers and writing, movies and television, and a great deal more. 018410

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Four and Twenty Minds, Papini, Giovanni
38 Four and Twenty Minds
Papini, Giovanni
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1922 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"Second Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of darkening to spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo of author. 324 pp. Selected and translated by Ernest Hatch Wilkins. A collection of essays on literature and great writers. Subjects include Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Walt Whitman, Maeterlinck, Swift, Hamlet, Don Quixote and more. 020108

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New Horizons, Park, John Edgar
39 New Horizons
Park, John Edgar
Norton, MA Wheaton College Bookstore 1929 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Black and white decorated paper covered boards with red cloth spine (very slight soiling & wear to spine). Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. Limited edition no. 373, SIGNED by the author. Frontis photograph of author. 104 pgs. Transcripts of brief talks given at daily chapel in Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts. 8vo. Philosophy. 015245

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The Last Lecture, Pausch, Randy (with Jeffrey Zaslow)
40 The Last Lecture
Pausch, Randy (with Jeffrey Zaslow)
New York Hyperion 2008 1401323251 / 9781401323257 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean stated first edition, with full number line, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Orange boards with brown cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; tiny previous owner initials at top corner of front free endpaper. Jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (21.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First Edition of the famous "last lecture" by Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. A lecture more about living than about dying, and making the best use of the time you may have. 023155

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