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The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories, Craig, Patricia
21 The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories
Craig, Patricia
Oxford University Press 1990 0192141872 / 9780192141873 First Hardcover Fine fine Jacket 
As new condition hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Gift quality. Unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering and border on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 554 pages with biographical notes. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fine collection of 33 stories showing the scope, vigour, and enduring fascination of the detective story, as well as indicating its importance as a barometer of social attitudes and literary practices. It gathers together a wide range of stories, many unfamiliar, by writers including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, P.D.James, andRuth Rendell (but also by such notables as A. Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton), which are among the very best examples of English Detective writing of the twentieth century - the cream of the crime! 027710

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GOLF'S BEST SHORT STORIES, D Staudohar, Paul
22 GOLF'S BEST SHORT STORIES
D Staudohar, Paul
Chicago Chicago Review Press 1997 1556523211 / 9781556523212 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unchipped original jacket, as new condition. Very clean light green boards with clean black cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 394 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Twenty-four wonderful short stories about golf by the likes of John Updike, Paul Gallico, P. G. Wodehouse, Stephen Leacock, and many more. 019023

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The Yellow Book - A Selection, Denny, Norman
23 The Yellow Book - A Selection
Denny, Norman
London / New York The Bodley Head / The Viking Press 1950 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Yellow cloth boards with black decoration and lettering on cover and spine, rear cover. No fraying. Faintest hint of rubbing. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. Decorated title page, frontispiece illustration by Max in black and yellow on tan paper ("The Yellow Dwarf"). 372 pages of text followed by 36 full page illustrations at rear of book by outstanding artists of the time such as Aubrey Beardsley, John S. Sargent, Max Beerbohm, John Lavery and many more. A wonderful collection from "The Yellow Book", the first quarterly volume of which appeared in April, 1894, under the joint imprint of Elkin Mathews and John Lane. Selections include work by Henry James, John Buchan, Kenneth Grahame and other greats. 025515

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Anecdotes of Destiny, Dinesen, Isak
24 Anecdotes of Destiny
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black and brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner inscription on half-title page dated 1958. 244 pages + two pages "About the Author." Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), shallow chip at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Five short stories by the author of "Out of Africa." 021573

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Carnival Entertainments and posthumous tales, Dinesen, Isak
25 Carnival Entertainments and posthumous tales
Dinesen, Isak
University Of Chicago Press 1977 0226153037 / 9780226153032 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Tasteful previous owner bookplate (no name) on front free endpaper. 338 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019900

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26 Last Tales
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with author's name in gold on cover, decorative title box (ribbon-like) on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 341 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, but has long closed tear on front panel and lower half of spine is missing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of twelve tales by the author of Seven Gothic Tales, Winter's Tales, and Out of Africa. 006934

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Last Tales, Dinesen, Isak
27 Last Tales
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1957 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Clean beige cloth boards with gold lettering on cover, gold lettering and black decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small neatly penned previous owner name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. 341 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, one very short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. short Stories. 015824

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La Belle Nivernaise and Other Stories, Duadet, Alphonse
28 La Belle Nivernaise and Other Stories
Duadet, Alphonse
T. Y. Crowell & Co. 1895 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
221 pgs. VG Wood-grained hardbound cover decorated with green oak leaves, green cloth spine with gold lettering. Clean, binding tight & square. A little wear at corners. No names or writing inside. Frontis portrait of author with tissue guard. Pages bright and clean, lovely black & white drawings throughout. 4" x 6". Literature. 002953

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Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella, E. L. Doctorow
29 Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella
E. L. Doctorow
New York Random House 1984 0394525302 / 9780394525303 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean burgundy endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 145 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026988

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30 Dystopian Visions
Elwood, Roger (Editor)
Englewood Cliffs Prentice Hall 1975 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 197 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Visions of the future...13 original stories by modern masters of science fiction. 8vo. Science Fiction. 010782

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The Faulkner Reader, Faulkner, William
31 The Faulkner Reader
Faulkner, William
New York Modern Library 1959 First 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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Mixture for Men, Feldkamp, Fred (Editor)
32 Mixture for Men
Feldkamp, Fred (Editor)
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket Paul Galdone, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in unlipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with green lettering and horizontal line decoration on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with very slight browning to endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 239 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has fairly large chip at base of front panel (approx. size of a quarter), some closed tears, wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A marvelous collection of humor and stories by great writers like James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Heywood Broun, Leo Hershfield, and more. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. 027822

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The Blue Woman and Other Stories, Flanagan, Mary
33 The Blue Woman and Other Stories
Flanagan, Mary
London Bloomsbury 1994 0747517096 / 9780747517092 First Hardcover Near Fine Near FIne Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in unclipped jacket. Clean black boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, corners are sharp and unworn. Clean orange endpapers; no previous owner markings. Flat-signed by author on half-title page; ribbon page marker. 314 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018795

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The Book of Surprises - An anthology of the Unusual, Flesch, Rudolf
34 The Book of Surprises - An anthology of the Unusual
Flesch, Rudolf
New York Harper & Row 1965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Previous owner label on front fixed endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Compiled by Rudolf Flesch. 467 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A rich mixture of unusual, exciting, and highly unexpected reading--here is an anthology of fiction and non-fiction which concentrates on fresh and unpredictable material. It ranges from the Arabian Nights to Nancy Mitford, from Rabindranath Tagore to George Orwell, from William James to Will Cuppy, and from Charles Dickens to the New Yorker. 026413

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35 Albergo Empedocle and Other Writings
Forster, E. M.
New York Liveright 1971 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Very clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean olive green endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 273 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has one tiny chip (smaller than a match head) at top rear panel edge, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Short stories and essays by E. M. Forster written between 1900 and 1915 and first published in book form in this edition. Approx. 8" x 6". Literature. 016818

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Christmas Eve on Lonesome - and other stories, Fox, John Jr.
36 Christmas Eve on Lonesome - and other stories
Fox, John Jr.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1904 Hardcover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original dust jacket. Green cloth boards with black lettering and pine cone decoration on cover and spine. Small closed tear to cloth at base of spine, slight fading at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Color frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. 234 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is separated at rear flap fold, has piece missing at top of spine (top 2"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stories include: Christmas Eve on Lonesome; The Army of the Callaban; The Last Stetson; The Pardon of Becky Day; A Crisis forthe Guard; Christmas Night with Satan. 025536

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The Givers: Short Stories, Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
37 The Givers: Short Stories
Freeman, Mary E. Wilkins
New York Harper & Brothers 1904 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with darker green and cream decoration, gold lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear-through to one corner tip, Light surface wear along spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Brief previous owner inscription beautifully penned on front free endpaper and dated Christmas 1905. Illustrated with eight black and white plates. 296 pages. 028090

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44 Irish Short Stories, Garrity, Devin A.
38 44 Irish Short Stories
Garrity, Devin A.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut Devin-Adair 1988 0517095300 / 9780517095300 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Later printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (pages are yellowing). Small previous owner name and date on front fixed endpaper under the dust jacket flap. 500 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027668

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Women and the Sun, Gascar, Pierre
39 Women and the Sun
Gascar, Pierre
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
First English Language Edition (stated) in clean unclipped original jacket. Very clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 255 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, a collection of short stories explores the range of human emotions against settings as varied as the tropical swampland of a Caribbean island to a labor camp in Eastern Europe. 019209

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Dogs of the Cariboo and Other Stories, Gentry, Mary
40 Dogs of the Cariboo and Other Stories
Gentry, Mary
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. Lifestyles Press 1996 1-884707-27-0 / 9781884707278 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 210 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, hint of slightest fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A collection of heartwarming animal stories. 8vo. Animals. 011906

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