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My Lady of the Chimney Corner, Irvine, Alexander
61 My Lady of the Chimney Corner
Irvine, Alexander
Santa Barbara, California Alexander Irvine 1922 First Edition (Signed) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
Clean beige boards with clean unchipped paper title label on spine. Slight wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper; no other marks. 221 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket has closed tears and some wear at spine folds, 1/4" loss at top of spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "The Souls of Poor Folk," "The Carpenter and His Kingdom," and others. 8vo. Fiction. 013839

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Venus in the East, Irwin, Wallace
62 Venus in the East
Irwin, Wallace
New York George H. Doran 1918 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with GHD symbol on title page, in original dustjacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering, small circular decoration on cover. Light soiling, a few tiny nicks to cloth boards. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. May Wilson Preston illustrations in sepia, including endpapers. Previous owner name and date (1923) in light pencil on half-title page. 314 pages. Illustrated dustjacket (by Preston) with price on spine (1.50 net) has small corner chip at base of spine, a few short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce book, rare jacket. 021498

Price: 75.00 USD
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Sacrifice, James, Norah C.
63 Sacrifice
James, Norah C.
New York Covici Friede 1934 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Very scarce copy of this novel by the author of "Sleeveless Errand" and "Jealousy." First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned "Merry Christmas to Walter" on front free endpaper, browning to endpapers. 345 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at spine base (1/16"), small chips at upper spine corners, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a group of people who travel into London every morning in the same car of a suburban train, tracing each of these characters through a major emotional crisis in his or her life. 020605

Price: 120.00 USD
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Daddy and I, Jordan, Elizabeth
64 Daddy and I
Jordan, Elizabeth
New York D. Appleton Century Co. 1935 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with (1) on last page of text. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner label at top right corner of front free endpaper; no other marks. 264 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is slightly age-toned, not price clipped, has shallow edge chipping (up to 1/4" edge chipping, with narrow slightly deeper corner chip at top rear spine corner). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The heroine, a 15 year old girl, tells her own story of her life, ambitions, social circle and community as she sees it, and gives reader a vivid picture of the atmosphere, the human types, the comedies and tragedies that occur in the small New England town of which she writes. 5" x 7-3/4". 017274

Price: 45.00 USD
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Father Means Well, Kahler, Hugh MacNair
65 Father Means Well
Kahler, Hugh MacNair
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1930 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third Printing of the First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original jacket. Blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling, no fraying or wear through. Bindng is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by the author with a quote from page 279: "I know you meant it all for the best. Fathers always mean well, I suppose (Page 279) - Hugh MacNair Kahler, Kennebunk Port, August 1930." 309 pages. Illustrated jacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inside flap), has chipping at base of spine (max. 3/4"), a few faint water stains to spine, a few additional tiny chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. AUthor's first novel, the story of modern youth and puzzled parents, filled with wit, romance, and wisdom. 021356

Price: 40.00 USD
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They That Take the Sword, Kalashnikoff, Nicholas
66 They That Take the Sword
Kalashnikoff, Nicholas
New York/London Harper & Brothers 1939 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with orange decoration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 717 pgs. Clean bright illustrated dustjacket is unfaded, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), a few short closed edge tears, price clip to front inside flap upper corner. "A Harper Find" circular seal (unchipped) on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A biographical novel of a Russian revolutionary covering 1900 to 1920. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 015665

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Deep Mrs. Sykes, Kelly, George
67 The Deep Mrs. Sykes
Kelly, George
New York / London Samuel French 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with unchipped gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (one tiny spot on front fixed endpaper, smaller than a pea), no names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, slight wear at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wise and witty play about an egotistical woman by a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. 018702

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Empty Sack, King, Basil
68 The Empty Sack
King, Basil
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1921 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket J. Henry, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in dust jacket designed by J. Henry. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by J. Henry. 446 pages. Clean dust jacket has small edge chip at top edge of rear panel, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "It is hard to make an empty sack stand upright" is the guiding principle in this novel of romance and the business world. 021378

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Lion and The Mouse, Klein, Charles
69 The Lion and The Mouse
Klein, Charles
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1906 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Stuart Travis, Illustrator 
Photoplay edition in scarce dust jacket. A Story of American Life novelized from the play by Arthur Hornblow. Illustrated with drawings by Stuart Travis and Scenes from the Play. Light blue cloth boards with dark blue title box on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faintest hint of soiling. Binding is tight and square with sound hinges - no cracking. Previous owner inscription dated 1913 is neatly penned on front free endpaper. 399 pages. Dust jacket has light soiling, small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024920

Price: 30.00 USD
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Sundown Slim, Knibbs, Henry Herbert
70 Sundown Slim
Knibbs, Henry Herbert
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1915 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated jacket. "Published May, 1915" on copyright page, Copyright, 1915, by Henry Herbert Knibbs; no additional publishers or printings listed. Clean red cloth boards with black decorative title box on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Slight offset (browning) to endpapers; previous owner name and address neatly penned on front free endpaper and dated June 18, 1922. Illustrations by Anton Fischer. 357 pages. The story of Sundown Slim, a hobo with a dog named Chance, and a feud between cow-punchers and sheep-herders in the great Southwest. 021793

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Carolina Folk Comedies, Koch, Frederick H.
71 Carolina Folk Comedies
Koch, Frederick H.
New York Samuel French 1931 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, first printin,g, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean, unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. No names, writing or marks. Very slight browning to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Harold Helvenston with happy remembrance - Frederick H. Koch - Christmas 1931." Introduction by the author and a Foreword by Archibald Henderson. Illustrated from photographs of the original productions of the plays. 311 pages with Appendix. Clean dust jacket with price intact (2.50 on front inside flap), slight fading to background red on spine, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023381

Price: 50.00 USD
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Cappy Ricks Retires, Kyne, Peter B.
72 Cappy Ricks Retires
Kyne, Peter B.
New York Cosmopolitan 1922 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket T. D. Skidmore, Illustrator 
First Edition in original jacket. Green ribbed cloth boards with gold lettering and line border on cover, gold lettering on spine (slight dimming to gold, no chipping). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Four illustrations by T. D. Skidmore. Brief previous owner inscription dated Xmas 1922 on front free endpaper. 442 pages. Illustrated jacket has chip at top spine edge, short closed edge tears and slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Character Cappy Ricks does his level best to retire from business, but Romance -- of the sea, of business, of full-blooded adventure--keeps calling back into harness, and he comes back stronger than ever. 022592

Price: 25.00 USD
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73 Jim the Conqueror
Kyne, Peter B.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are are clean & bright. No Names, writing or bookplates. 303 pgs. Very clean, bright DUSTJACKET is unchipped, no tears, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Fiction. 009671

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Enchanted Hill, Kyne, Peter B.
74 The Enchanted Hill
Kyne, Peter B.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition with clean lovely illustrated jacket by Dean Cornwell. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Tiny chip at upper spine gutter, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (slight browning from dust jacket flaps). Frontispiece and a Centerspread reproduced in color from the original paintings by Dean Cornwell. 369 pages. Clean bright dustjacket with wrap-around illustration has tiny bit of edge wear, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021401

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Methods of Dr. Scarlett, Laing, Alexander
75 The Methods of Dr. Scarlett
Laing, Alexander
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1937 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Grosset and Dunlap edition (issued using original Farrar & Rinehart plates) in attractive illustrated jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "Copyright 1937" with publisher's FR device printed on copyright page, but this is a re-issue by Grosset & Dunlap. 436 pages. Clean illustrated jacket has shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine edges, slight fading to spine, small chip (size of very small bean) at rear panel. A few additional small edge rubs. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Aboard the Bakong Ayer as she is clearing from Shanghai for England, Dr. Scarlett finds himself in charge, medically at least, of a group of people whose passions and emotions are as full of potential lightning as a thunderhead. 021343

Price: 45.00 USD
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Candy Kane, Lambert, Janet
76 Candy Kane
Lambert, Janet
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1943 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Gray cloth boards with small locket illustration on cover, black lettering and small decoratio on spine. No bumping or wear. Some spots of fading to boards from reaction with paper of dustjacket. 185 pgs. Illustrated with black & white drawings. Clean bright unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A clean solid copy with a beautiful original dustjacket, one of the famous Janet Lambert books for teenage girls. 8vo. Children's. 016141

Price: 35.00 USD
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Welcome Home, Mrs. Jordan, Lambert, Janet
77 Welcome Home, Mrs. Jordan
Lambert, Janet
New York Dutton 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second printing (November, 1953) in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean rose red cloth boards with blue author initials logo on cover, blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Dorothy Bailey Morse. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears - illustrated with a charming picture of man in uniform carrying his wife over the thresh-hold, two dogs at their feet. Jacket enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plans change as a new bride accompanies her husband to Panama, then homesickness strikes. A hilarious and thoughtfully romantic story. 026167

Price: 25.00 USD
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A Star Danced, Lawrence, Gertrude
78 A Star Danced
Lawrence, Gertrude
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1945 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded gray cloth boards with gold lettering against red title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 238 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket (jacket portrait by Cecil Beaton) is not price clipped, has a few very tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. - 8vo. Biography. 015428

Price: 30.00 USD
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Elmer Gantry, Lewis, Sinclair
79 Elmer Gantry
Lewis, Sinclair
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Novels of Distinction Fine Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" edition with high quality binding, in illustrated dustjacket. Very clean black cloth boards with yellow title box (with small illustration of church steeples) on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 432 pages. Clean illustrated dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, closed tear at front spine fold (approx. 2"), soft crease at lower front panel, short closed edge tears. Complete list of "Novels of Distinction" on front and rear flaps of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021041

Price: 40.00 USD
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Perella, Locke, William J.
80 Perella
Locke, William J.
New York Dodd Mead 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded red pebbled cloth boards with raised lettering on cover, black stamped lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 378 pgs. Beautiful clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.00 on front inside flap), tiny chips at spine corners, faint vertical crease at front and back panel, a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Heroine of this tale is Perella, an English girl, making a precarious living in Florence by copying the Old Masters for art dealers. Along comes Anthony Blake, newly escaped to Italy from the drudgery of an architect's office at home. With the meeting of these young adventurers in an atmosphere of faded actresses, shelved diplomats and sterile artists, the story unfolds. 8vo. Fiction. 015634

Price: 100.00 USD
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