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The Trumpeter Swan, Bailey, Temple
1 The Trumpeter Swan
Bailey, Temple
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1920 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Alice Barber Stephens; Cole Phillips 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful original jacket by Coles Phillips. Clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine; light soiling to spine (a few spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very faint water mark to upper corner margin of three preliminary pages. No names, writing or marks. Full page black and white illustrations by Alice Barber Stephens. 386 pages. Dust jacket has small shallow chip at top spine edge (max. depth 1/8"), faint water mark to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A romance set against a background of Virginia hills, Boston streets, and the blue seas and skies of old Nantucket. A charming story of love, gallantry, candlelight and romance and of old Southern customs and traditions. 021344

Price: 25.00 USD
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Sylvander and Clarinda - The Love Letters of Robert Burns and Agnes M'Lehose, Burns, Robert and Agnes M'Lehose (Edited by Amelia Josephine Burr)
2 Sylvander and Clarinda - The Love Letters of Robert Burns and Agnes M'Lehose
Burns, Robert and Agnes M'Lehose (Edited by Amelia Josephine Burr)
New York George H. Doran 1917 early printing Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Copyright, 1917 on copyright page, no additional printings, no publisher's devide. Very clean rose ribbed cloth boards with red and black stamped lettering and decoration on cover, bright unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 251 pp. 019022

Price: 35.00 USD
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Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I, Cartland, Barbara
3 Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I
Cartland, Barbara
England 1979 Paperback Very Good+ Signed
11" x 14" framed color photograph of author Barbara Cartland standing in front of a huge and ancient tree planted by Queen Elizabeth I of England, with her autograph below it (Love, Barbara Cartland), and a "Lucky Oak Leaf" from the tree in a see-through custom printed envelope below that. Also a typed 5-paragraph note from Barbara Cartland on her personal stationery on rear of framed picture regarding the oak leaf keepsake. Also included are three paperback romance novels by Miss Cartland in excellent condition (titles: The Prude and the Prodigal - Bantam, first printing,October, 1980; A Circus for Love - Pan, first printing, 1987; The Ghost Who Fell in Love, Bantam, first printing, 1979). After her death in May of 2000, Dame Barbara Cartland was interred at her private estate in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, under this very tree that had been planted by Queen Elizabeth I. Miss Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. She also wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. In January, 1988, Cartland received the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, the highest honour of the city of Paris, for publishing 25 million books in France. She wrote her last book at age 97 and died just shy of her 99th birthday in May of 2000. 024117

Price: 150.00 USD
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Love and the Spanish, Epton, Nina
4 Love and the Spanish
Epton, Nina
Cleveland and New York The World Publishing Co. 1961 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black illustrations on cover and spine. Gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. No bumping or edgewear. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very tiny chip at top spine corner, 3/4" closed tear to bottom left corner of spine fold. Many black and white full page illustrations. 216 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Spanish attitude toward love, past and present. 014147

Price: 15.00 USD
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Aspects of Love, Garnett, David
5 Aspects of Love
Garnett, David
New York Harcourt Brace 1956 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First American Edition (stated) in original dust jacket. Clean paper decorated boards with clean blue cloth spine, pink and white lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & 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, has small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A finely spun web of comedy and amorous intrigue. 023707

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Passion Flower, Garvice, Charles
6 A Passion Flower
Garvice, Charles
New York The Federal Book Company 1905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
A clean hardcover book with an unusual and strikingly beautiful paste-on illustration on the cover (clean and unchipped). Blue cloth boards with black single rule line border, small black trident decorations, red lettering, black and white illustration of a woman on the cover. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner Christmas inscription dated Dec 25th, 1905 neatly penned on front paste down. No other marks. 365 pages + 22 page intro to "Poor and Proud" at rear of book. Small book seller's ticket in upper corner of rear pastedown (Scroggie's - Montreal). 024941

Price: 25.00 USD
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Teresa or Her Demon Lover, Gray, Austin K.
7 Teresa or Her Demon Lover
Gray, Austin K.
New York Scribners 1945 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to top spine edge and small line of fading just below center of spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Frank R. Stone with kind regards from Austin K. Gray - Nov. 9, 1945." Illustrated with black and white plates. 385 pages with index. Colorfully illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has up to 1/2" chipping at top spine edge, narrow ragged chip at spine center, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The biography of Te3resa Guiccioli, the last of Lord Byron's "ladies." Their love affair lasted over four years, four times as long as any of Byron's other alliances -- and was terminated only by his sailing for Greece to meet his death at Missolonghi. 022847

Price: 30.00 USD
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Professional Hero, Greig, Maysie
8 Professional Hero
Greig, Maysie
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1943 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated), in clean unclipped original jacket. Light brown cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. All text pages clean and bright. 272 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of twin brothers, one of whom (David) is commissioner of a British colony in Africa. The other brother, Daniel, disappears on a hazardous mission. David is asked to return to England and take over his brother's job, personality and identity, even his fiancee and wedding plans. 021360

Price: 65.00 USD
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Wilderness Bride, Johnson, Annabel and Edgar
9 Wilderness Bride
Johnson, Annabel and Edgar
New York Harper & Row 1962 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in unclipped illustrated dustjacket. Clean color illustrated cloth boards, small tape residue to rear board edge. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with exception of tape outline shadow marks at top and bottom edges of front and rear free endpaper. 232 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with some surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020316

Price: 20.00 USD
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Death in Zanzibar, Kaye, Mary Margaret
10 Death in Zanzibar
Kaye, Mary Margaret
New York St Martins Press 1983 0312186231 / 9780312186234 Stated First U.S. Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean light gray boards with clean unfaded blue-black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean dark blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 270 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, very small surface scratch on rear panel (1/2"). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A masterpiece of mystery and romance set in Zanzibar. 018389

Price: 20.00 USD
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Passionate Love Letters: An Anthology of Desire, Lovric, Michelle
11 Passionate Love Letters: An Anthology of Desire
Lovric, Michelle
New York Shooting Star Press, Inc. 1996 1-57335-534-8 / 9781573355346 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Deep rose cloth boards with gold 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. Lovely marbled endpapers, many unique attachments and fold-out letters, wax seals, etc. Every page is beautifully illustrated. Correspondence between famous lovers throughout history. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 9-1/2 x 9". Romance. 008560

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Grafters, Lynde, Francis
12 The Grafters
Lynde, Francis
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1904 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ `Very Good Jacket Arthur I. Keller, Illustrator 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful old dust jacket. Clean blue ribbed cloth boards with striking, clean bright color paste-on illustration on cover. No chipping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. 408 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few edge chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024166

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Moon Out of Reach, Pedler, Margaret
13 The Moon Out of Reach
Pedler, Margaret
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1921 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in lovely old dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering and decorative title frame on cover, black lettering and small decoration on spine. A few very tiny spots of wear at top spine edge and one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 381 pages. Illustrated dust jacket has small chip at corner base of rear panel (size of thumbnail), very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023682

Price: 20.00 USD
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Satan Sanderson, Rives, Hallie Erminie
14 Satan Sanderson
Rives, Hallie Erminie
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1907 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good++ no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with Copyright 1907 and "August" below the date on copyright page. Illustrations by A. B. Wenzell, including color frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Very clean and bright red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine (unchipped) and full color paste-on cover illustration with no fading or wear. Crisp white line border. Two tiny pinpoint spots of wear to cloth at spine base. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Slightest hint of fading to spine background. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Gorgeous romantic full color, full page illustrations by Wenzell. 400 pages. 025007

Price: 25.00 USD
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Cat's Eye, Willson, Anthony
15 Cat's Eye
Willson, Anthony
New York Barrows Mussey 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean green cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Very slight fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight with very slight lean, no cracking. Boldly inscribed, dated and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Pages and edges are clean. Clean DUSTJACKET is not price clipped, bright with slight fading to spine, has small chips at top of spine, vertical crease on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 011373

Price: 100.00 USD
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