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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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The Seigneurs of La Saulaye, Abbott, Johnston
2 The Seigneurs of La Saulaye
Abbott, Johnston
New York MacMillan 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tiny previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 379 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price intact ($2.50 on front inside flap), some corner clipping to front flap, slight wear to paper at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An historical French adventure story. 015531

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The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or), Achard, Amedee
3 The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or)
Achard, Amedee
Boston L. C. Page & Co. 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket Victor A. Searles, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated blue cloth boards (illustration of two horsemen at a gallop), bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight wear at spine corners, fraying started at bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing. Small neatly penned 1903 previous owner inscription at top of front free endpaper. Frontis illustration with tissue guard; 5 additional illustrations. 435 pgs. 008378

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Aeschylus I; Aeschylus II (Two volumes), Aeschylus
4 Aeschylus I; Aeschylus II (Two volumes)
Aeschylus
New York Modern Library 1960 
Two volume set from the seven-volume Greek Tragedy series in Modern Library editions. Both in clean original dust jackets, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar covers. (There are a few instances of marginal notes or underlining by a previous owner in these volumes). Both are edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. Descriptions follow: Aeschylus I - This is a first Modern Library edition with 393 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket, Toledano binding no 8. Clean light gray cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, Kent style endpapers. Tiny name neatly printed on front free endpaper. 245 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap. Aeschylus II - Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagonal logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. Later printing. (Toledano binding no. 11). No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean Kent style endpapers. No names or bookplates. 147 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, does have small "vol. 2" neatly penned on lower spine. 025956

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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
5 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

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6 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louis M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1887 Early Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Decorated brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Small spot of wear-through at top spine corner. Light soiling to boards. Binding is tight, no cracking, with slight lean. Clean floral endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned on back of frontispiece. Frontispiece portrait of author with clean original tissue guard. 365 pp. + advertising. "Copyright 1886, by Louis M. Alcott" on copyright page, 1887 on title page. 020331

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Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
7 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with black, red and gold decoration, gold lettering. Very light soiling and wear. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Clean floral endpapers. Very lightly penciled name on blank fly leaf dated December 26th, 1886. Frontispiece portrait of Louisa M. Alcott with clean tissue guard. Copyright, 1886 by Louisa M. Alcott, 1886 on title page. Text block measures 1-1/16th width. 18 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 024409

Price: 250.00 USD
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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
8 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and small illustration of man on camel blind stamped on front cover. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 428 pgs. Brightly colored orange dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed horizontal tear to spine and 2" vertically down to base along front spine edge. A few small closed tears along edges and some chipping to corners. Biography of author on rear panel. Jacket designed by Jean Carlu. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Empty View is the desert of the arab nomad, the desert of revolt. The Heroes are the tribal Arabs fighting for their traditional freedom, and against the machine age and its politics. A novel of man versus time and change, the man of the story being modeled somewhat after T. E. Lawrence. 8 Vo. Middle East. 014463

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Amado, Jorge
9 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Amado, Jorge
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 Stated First Edition Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with metallic decoration and lettering on cover and 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. 553 pp. Translated from the Portuguese by Harriet De Onis. Clean jacket has small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, tiny shallow chip to upper left spine corner (depth 1/8"), a few short closed edge tears, slight age toning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020298

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10 Tar: A Midwest Childhood - A Critical Text
Andersen, Sherwood
Cleveland/London The Press of Case Western Reserve University 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no tears, one tiny chip at spine edge is size of half a grain of rice. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary study of the novel Tar, written by Sherwood Anderson (also author of Winesburg, Ohio), and a basic document for students of Sherwood Anderson's life--one of the great "representative lives" in American literature. 011274

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11 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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The Golden Ass of Apuleius, Apuleius, Lucius
12 The Golden Ass of Apuleius
Apuleius, Lucius
New York Modern Library 1928 Stated First Modern Library Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
First Modern Library Edition (stated) - Modern Library No. 88. Toledano binding no. 4. Very clean brown faux leather flexible boards with stamped bright gold Modern Library logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Bernhard endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated by William Adlington. 301 pp. 022733

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Introduction to Aristotle, Aristotle
13 Introduction to Aristotle
Aristotle
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 248 in clean jacket. Toledano binding no. 11. Clean unfaded maroon cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagonal logo on cover, brighta gold lettering and torch runner symbol on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with Kent style endpapers. Very small previous owner name at top edge of half-title page. Edited, with a General Introduction and Introducitons to the Particular Works by Richard McKeon. 667 pages. Clean jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, tiny scratch to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022435

Price: 12.00 USD
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Archetypes of the Family in Literature, Armens, Sven
14 Archetypes of the Family in Literature
Armens, Sven
Seattle - London University of Washington Press 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean tan cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner's name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Clean dustjacket is price clipped and has a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Literature. 014196

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The Swan of Usk, Ashton, Helen
15 The Swan of Usk
Ashton, Helen
New York MacMillan 1940 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address written on front fixed endpaper. 320 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket with price intact, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Henry Vaughan, Welsh Royalit soldier, country physician, mystic and poet. 8vo. Fiction. 015046

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Son of Man (Hijo de Hombre), Augusto Roa Bastos
16 Son of Man (Hijo de Hombre)
Augusto Roa Bastos
New York Monthly Review Press 1988 0853457670 / 9780853457671 First Thus Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean gray cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 279 pages. Originally published in Spanish under the title "Hijo de Hombre" (1961) in Buenos Aires (Editorial Losado). 023500

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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
17 Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601686 / 9780679601685 First printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) of the Modern Library edition which is "The Companion Volume to the A&E/BBC Presentation." In clean original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 17. Clean light gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, bright gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean Bernhard style decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Introduction by Anna Quindlen. 281 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024725

Price: 14.00 USD
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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis
18 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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The Advancement of Learning, Bacon, Francis
19 The Advancement of Learning
Bacon, Francis
London J. M. Dent & Sons 1962 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean dark navy cloth boards with copper lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or cracking. Binding is tight and square. Very tiny neatly penned date on front fixed endpaper. Pages and edges are clean and bright; no writing or bookplates. Edited with an introduction by G. W. Kitchin. 246 pgs. with index. Unfaded dustjacket has very shallow chipping to top/base of spine, (no larger than 1/8"). Very light surface wear to panels. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 5" x 7-1/4". Literature. 014616

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The Land of Rumbelow, Baker, Carlos
20 The Land of Rumbelow
Baker, Carlos
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, with "A" on copyright page. Unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one very short edge tear at top rear panel edge, with just a hint of edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about a man who has slowly surrendered to an overwhelming belief in the evil of human life, but who, due to events and circumstances, emerges from a personal hell into light and life. 8vo. Fiction. 016407

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