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41 Twelve Men
Dreiser, Theodore
New York Modern Library 1928 Stated First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Modern Library no. 148.1, "First Modern Library Edition, 1928" on copyright page. Clean brown leatherette, Toledano binding no. 4. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean with clean Bernhard endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Robert Ballou. 360 pp. 020356

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The Souls of Black Folk, Du Bois, W.E.B.
42 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Camille, Dumas, Alexandre
43 Camille
Dumas, Alexandre
New York Modern Library 1939 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 68 in clean illustrated dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Very small previous owner name at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Introduction by Edmund Gosse. 270 pages. Illustrated dust jacket by Paul Galdone is unchipped, no tears, corner price clip to front inside flap. 385 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024701

Price: 15.00 USD
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The New Spirit, Ellis, Havelock
44 The New Spirit
Ellis, Havelock
New York Modern Library 1926 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Modern Library no. 095. Toledano binding no. 4. Very clean black faux leather flexible boards with gold torchrunner logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. Tiny chip to top spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Bernhard endpapers, with small previous owner name in corner of front fixed endpaper. 292 pp. 019271

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The Praise of Folly, Erasmus, Desiderius
45 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Intruder in the Dust, Faulkner, William
46 Intruder in the Dust
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1948 First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Modern Library No. 351.1 in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 11, Toledano dust jacket "k". Very clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagonal logo on cover, bright gold lettering with two gold bands on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean bright Kent endpapers - very small previous owner name and date on back of front free endpaper in upper corner. No other marks. 247 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (2.45 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025265

Price: 30.00 USD
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Pylon, Faulkner, William
47 Pylon
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1967 First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Modern Library No. 380. Stated First Modern Library Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 12. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped "ml" logo on cover, gold lettering and torch bearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Fujita style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 315 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.45 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Blank on verso of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023451

Price: 25.00 USD
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Sanctuary, Faulkner, William
48 Sanctuary
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1967 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 51 in clean illustrated dust jacket. Toledano spine no. 12. Very clean unfaded blue cloth boards with blind-stamped "ml" logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Fuji style endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 309 pages. Illustrated dust jacket (design by E. McKnight Kauffer) is clean, unchipped, with small corner price clip (upper corner of front inside flap), 371 M.L. titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023618

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Faulkner Reader, Faulkner, William
49 The Faulkner Reader
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1959 Stated First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G82 in clean original dust jacket. Stated "First Modern Library Edition, 1959" - misbound, with entire textblock placed upside down in boards and black top-stained page edges on bottom. Toledano number G082.1, binding number G5. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine, black oval torchbearer logo on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and endpapers are clean - no names, writing or bookplates. 682 pages. Dust jacket is unclipped, has small corner chip at upper rear spine edge, a little wear at both top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023406

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Faulkner Reader, Faulkner, William
50 The Faulkner Reader
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1959 Stated First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated "First Modern Library Edition, 1959" in clean original dust jacket. Modern Library Giant No. G82. Toledano binding no. G5. Clean light gray cloth boards with black oval torchbearer logo on cover and spine, gold lettering in black title box on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Blank endpapers, with faint neatly penned previous owner name near top of front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. 682 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, with slight edge wear, some tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025582

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51 The History of Tom Jones - A Foundling
Fielding, Henry
New York Modern Library 1950 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 185 in original jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (small previous owner name stamped on verso of front free endpaper corner) with black top-stained page edges. Introduction by George Sherburn. 886 pages. Dustjacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, very clean except for small previous owner name stamped on front inside flap; no tears, very slight edge wear. 367 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019769

Price: 15.00 USD
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Penguin Island, France, Anatole
52 Penguin Island
France, Anatole
New York Modern Library 1940 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Modern Library No. 210 in clean original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Very clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper in upper corner. No other marks. Introduction by Professor H. R. Steeves. 295 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears, slight age-toning. 415 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025504

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, France, Anatole
53 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
France, Anatole
New York Modern Library 1925 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Modern Library no. 022, Toledano binding no. 4. Very clean dark green faux leather boards with bright gold torchrunner logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Bernhard style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 281 pp. Translation and introduction by Lafcadio Hearn. 019070

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, France, Anatole
54 The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
France, Anatole
New York Modern Library 1929 Later printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Modern Library no. 022 - Toledano binding no. 5. Brown balloon cloth boards with gold Modern Library torchrunner logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. Some fading to spine, lettering is bright and unchipped. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 281 pp. 019075

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Queen Pedauque, France, Anatole
55 The Queen Pedauque
France, Anatole
New York Boni & Liveright (Modern Library) 1923 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Modern Library no. 110, First Modern Library Edition, "First Printing" stated on copyright page, Toledano binding no. 2. Brown faux leather boards with "BL/Modern Library" logo in gold on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light surface wear to corners and front spine edge. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Brodsky endpapers (some browning to edges of rear fixed endpaper); no names, writing or bookplates. 253 pp. 019069

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The Red Lily, France, Anatole
56 The Red Lily
France, Anatole
New York Modern Library 1919 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Modern Library no. 007. Toledano binding no. 2. Clean black faux leather flexible boards with Modern Library/Boni & Liveright logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. Part of "The" scuffed out on gold spine title lettering. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Brodsky endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 251 pp. 019776

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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan, Gilbert, W.S.; Sullivan, Arthur
57 The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert, W.S.; Sullivan, Arthur
New York Modern Library 1941 Second edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G25 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G6, in pictoral dust jacket by Paul Galdone. Very clean red cloth boards with gold hexagonal logo on cover, gold lettering and black torchbearer on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small previous owner name and date in upper corner of front pastedown). 711 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), no chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Contains the comnplete, authorized text of the fourteen operas for which Gilbert wrote the librettos and Sullivan the music, with the original illustrations by W.S. Gilbert. 025300

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Vicar of Wakefield and other Writings, Goldsmith, Oliver
58 The Vicar of Wakefield and other Writings
Goldsmith, Oliver
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 291. Toledano spine no. 10. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon torchrunner logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Kent illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 580 pgs. with notes. Edited, with introduction and notes, by Frederick W. Hilles. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear, 1/2" tear at base front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018019

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Greek Poets, Hadas, Moses (Editor)
59 The Greek Poets
Hadas, Moses (Editor)
New York Modern Library 1953 First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Modern Library Edition (stated), in clean original jacket. Modern Library No. 203. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (very small previous owner name at top edge back side of front free endpaper). Black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent-style endpapers. Edited, with an Introduction by Moses Hadas. 426 pages. Jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has very small edge chips at top and bottom spine edges, hint of age-toning. 362 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022341

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Return of the Native, Hardy, Thomas
60 The Return of the Native
Hardy, Thomas
New York Modern Library 1940 Fourth edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 121 in unclipped original dust jacket. Fourth Modern Library Edition. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, slight wear to cloth at bottom edge of front board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 507 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), two short closed edge tears, slightest hint of light soiling; 405 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025549

Price: 10.00 USD
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