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41 Sketches in the Sand
Reston, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1967 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 479 pgs. + index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, price-clipped at corner, with one tiny (under 1/4") closed tear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Essays. 008530

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42 On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays
Reynolds, Richard, M.D., & John Stone, M.D.
New York Simon & Schuster 1991 0-671-74814-9 / 9780671748142 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean turquoise boards with golden beige spine, stamped metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 428 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. As new--gift quality. Dustjacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "It is the humanity in medicine that has inspired the pens of countless writers, and that has now been captured in this remarkable anthology of medical literature." 8 vo.. Medical. 011105

Price: 12.00 USD
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43 Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Robbins, Tom
New York Bantam Books 2005 0-553-80451-0 / 9780553804515 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page. Clean blue green boards with bright unchipped metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of essays, short stories and poems by Tom Robbins, better known for his fictional novels. 8vo. Short Stories. 016582

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For Authors Only And Other Gloomy Essays, Roberts, Kenneth
44 For Authors Only And Other Gloomy Essays
Roberts, Kenneth
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1936 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the First Edition, inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with blind-stamped diamond and star decoration on cover and spine, bright gold anchor, quill and telescope decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (a few tiny water spots to top page edges). Inscribed by the author: "For Clarence L. Sibley with the Very Best Wishes of Kenneth Roberts - Kennebunkport, ME., July 10th, 1939." Small tasteful bookplate of famous Robertson collector (Comstock) on front fixed endpaper. 446 pgs. Published October 2, 1936 (fourth printing). Dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, small surface scrape on spine well below author's name (smaller than a dime), two small pieces of tape on rear spine fold, closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 017485

Price: 60.00 USD
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Selected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Russell, Bertrand
45 Selected Papers of Bertrand Russell
Russell, Bertrand
New York Modern Library 1958 later edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 137 in clean dustjacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers; very small and neatly penned previous owner name and date on back of front free endpaper. 390 pages with a new Introduction by the author. Clean dustjacket (slight age-toning) has small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, slight wear to upper spine corners. 365 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021051

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Talks Between Times, Sangster, Margaret E.
46 Talks Between Times
Sangster, Margaret E.
New York American Tract Society 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Very clean, unfaded dark green cloth boards with white and gold decoration, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of Sanger with tissue guard (long tear to tissue guard, but all present). Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of title page. previous owner name neatly ink-stamped at bottom of rear free endpaper. All pages have beautiful border decoration. 151 pages. 023596

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One Man's Destiny and other Stories, Articles, and Sketches 1923-1963, Sholokhov, Mikhail
47 One Man's Destiny and other Stories, Articles, and Sketches 1923-1963
Sholokhov, Mikhail
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1967 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First American Edition (stated) in clean dustjacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Very clean dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front flap, has very small edge chip at top rear spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Translated from the Russian by H. C. Stevens. 020281

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Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication, Sitwell, Osbert
48 Rat Week: An Essay on the Abdication
Sitwell, Osbert
London Michael Joseph 1986 0 7181 1859 6 / 9780718118594 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean, unfaded black cloth boardswith bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 79 pgs. Clean bright unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An essay on the Abdication of King Edward VIII. This is an exquisitely clean, tight copy with like dustjacket. 8vo. Great Britain. 015049

Price: 30.00 USD
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Etched in Moonlight, Stephens, James
49 Etched in Moonlight
Stephens, James
New York Macmillan 1928 Signed Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket Signed
Signed Limited Edition (this copy is No. 734 of 750 copies), in original slipcase. Clean beige paper-covered boards with beige cloth spine (light soiling to spine), unchipped paper label on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. Previous owner inscription on front fixed endpaper (Alice M. O'Brien from Kathleen Kennedy - Graduation June 1928). SIGNED by author in green ink on limitation page. Seven essays, 121 pages. Small Brentano's book store sticker in lower corner of rear pastedown. Slipcase has age-toning, chipping to opening edges; some cracking along top edges. 022574

Price: 40.00 USD
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Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers, Memories and Portraits, Stevenson, Robert Louis
50 Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers, Memories and Portraits
Stevenson, Robert Louis
New York J. H. Sears & Company 1900 Leather_bound Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean green leatherette bound book with gold lettering on spine. No date of publication, circa early 1900's. Very light surface wear to spine edges, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean marbled endpapers. Ribbon page marker. 243 pages. 024343

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The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding, Van Dyke, Henry
51 The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding
Van Dyke, Henry
New York Charles Scribner 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - ELF monogram). Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold, purple and turquoise grape vine decoration on cover, gold lettering and gold grape vine decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with wonderful portraits of great authors. 357 pages. A discussion of the real meaning of some of the work of great writers Geoffrey Chaucer, Walt Whitman, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Thomas Hardy, Thornton Wilder, Willa Cather. 024073

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The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding, Van Dyke, Henry
52 The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding
Van Dyke, Henry
New York Scribners 1929 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - ELF monogram). Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold, purple and turquoise grape vine decoration on cover, gold lettering and gold grape vine decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very small, tasteful previous owner bookplate in corner of front fixed endpaper. Literary appraisal and criticism on the work of such writers as Chaucer, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Hazlitt, Shelley, Carlyle, Hardy, Thornton Wilder, Willa Cather. 022248

Price: 25.00 USD
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As We Were Saying, Warner, Charles Dudley
53 As We Were Saying
Warner, Charles Dudley
New York Harper & Brothers 1891 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket Harry Whitney McVickar, illustrator 
First Edition, clean and solid decorated American trade binding. Small book (6" x 3-1/2") of essays, with lovely illustrations and page decorations by Harry Whitney McVickar, including frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Dark green cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No soiling or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. (Lovely small old custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper). 219 pages. 023450

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Backlog Studies, Warner, Charles Dudley
54 Backlog Studies
Warner, Charles Dudley
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1899 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Edward H. Garrett, Illustrator 
Decorated binding. Very clean brown ribbed cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Gilt top edges. 257 pgs. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; eleven additional illustrations. 011692

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Wild Flag, White, E. B.
55 The Wild Flag
White, E. B.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1946 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Early printing of the first edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with small silver iris on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 188 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has one tiny corner chip, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In essays which first appeared in The New Yorker, E. B. White states the case for world government. They are considered by many the clearest and most eloquent writing on the world's most important theme. 024999

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American Characteristics and Other Essays, Wilder, Thornton
56 American Characteristics and Other Essays
Wilder, Thornton
New York Harper & Row 1979 0060146397 / 9780060146399 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated) with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Blue cloth boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; hint of fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 298 pp. Edited by Donald Gallup; Foreword by Isabel Wilder. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020264

Price: 20.00 USD
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As Talked in the Sanctum, Wildman, Rounsevelle
57 As Talked in the Sanctum
Wildman, Rounsevelle
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company 1900 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. (signed binding - monogram TBH - Theodore B. Hapgood). Clean light green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration, gold line rule border on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 257 pages. 022405

Price: 32.00 USD
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Red - Passion and Patience in the Desert, Williams, Terry Tempest
58 Red - Passion and Patience in the Desert
Williams, Terry Tempest
New York Random House Inc 2001 0375420770 / 9780375420771 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean rust red boards with brown spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with topographical maps; no names, writing or marks. 258 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Traces the author's lifelong love of and commitment to the desert, as she explores why America's redrock wilderness matters to the soul of this country, briding the divide between the political and the poetic with her beautiful essays. 018408

Price: 18.00 USD
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The London Scene: Five Essays, Woolf, Virginia
59 The London Scene: Five Essays
Woolf, Virginia
New York Random House 1982 0394528662 / 9780394528663 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unchipped, unclipped jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 44 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020053

Price: 15.00 USD
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Generation of Vipers, Wylie, Philip
60 Generation of Vipers
Wylie, Philip
New York Rinehart 1942 13th printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Thirteenth printing in original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with stamped green lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, but browned (wartime printing). Very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 318 pages. Dust jacket is clean with some age toning; not price clipped (2.75 at top of front inside flap).Very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant and powerful book written by an American taking on Americans as we entered WWII -- a provacative examination of our habits, customs, beliefs and behavior. From the American matriarchy to the churches, from the little red school house to the great American Cinderella story, from soap opera to medicine, every facet of our society is held up to the light. 023709

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