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The Hidden Wound, Berry, Wendell
1 The Hidden Wound
Berry, Wendell
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1970 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing SIGNED by the author in original dust jacket. Collectible quality. Clean brown cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean. Clean light brown endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed "Wendell Berry" on tasteful bookplate on half-title page. 145 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has slight age-toning, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "If the white man has inflicted the wound of racism upon black men, the cost has been that he would receive the mirror image of that wound into himself...I want to know, as fully and exactly as I can, what the wound is and how much I am suffering from it. And I want to be cured..." A powerful book. 027314

Price: 175.00 USD
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Coyotes, Bronson, Wilfrid S.
2 Coyotes
Bronson, Wilfrid S.
New York Harcourt Brace 1947 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in Extraordinary original dust jacket. Clean bright yellow cloth boards with black illustration and lettering on cover. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Beautiful illustrated endpapers with neatly penned previous owner name at top of front free endpaper. Black and white drawings throughout (illustrated by the author). Unpaginated. Clean bright dust jacket has small chip at base of spine, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Very good plus and very scarce! 027008

Price: 85.00 USD
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Romance of the Feudal Chateaux, Champney, Elizabeth W.
3 Romance of the Feudal Chateaux
Champney, Elizabeth W.
New York G. P. Putnam 1911 Later printing Hardcover Fine No dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding in fine condition. Light grey ribbed cloth boards with dark gray, black and gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Title page printed in red and black, with photo frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with drawings, photogravure images with printed tissue guards. 436 pages. In clear removable mylar cover. 027020

Price: 35.00 USD
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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
4 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

Price: 50.00 USD
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Days in the Open, Crandall, Lathan A.
5 Days in the Open
Crandall, Lathan A.
Fleming H. Revell 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Louis Rhead, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (decorations by Louis Rhead). Clean green cloth boards with black, gold and green decorated cover (two fishing rods on left and right side of cover with tangled lines beneath the gold title lettering; circular decoration with golden fish leaping out of water). Gold lettering and black pine tree design on spine. Very slight wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Endpapers illustrated with beautiful black and white mountain lake photograph (Lake McDermott). Previous owner name neatly penned at top of half-title page. Lovely illustrations and decorations by Rhead, as well as photographs illustrate this beautifully written and decorated book. Please note that there are a few marginal notations in pencil by a previous owner which I have not erased, because they are interesting and well placed. They would be easily erasable if you wish, but I felt they were intrinsic to the book at this point, place there by someone else who loved it. 026096

Price: 50.00 USD
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Dorothy South - A Love Story of Virginia Just Before the War, Eggleston, George Cary
6 Dorothy South - A Love Story of Virginia Just Before the War
Eggleston, George Cary
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1902 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket C. D. Williams, Illustrator 
Very nice decorated binding in scarce dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with cream decorative title box and some blind-stamped design elements, clean unrubbed oval woman's portrait paste-on on cover; cream lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, previous owner name and date (Jan. 1910) neatly penned on front free endpaper. Illustrated by C. D. Williams, including black and white frontispiece. 453 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacket has small edge chips, particularly at spine ends, is clean. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of early Virginia in the 1850's leading up to the American Civil War. 027086

Price: 25.00 USD
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Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters, Eliot, George
7 Works of George Eliot (Limited Edition - 18 volume set) Middlemarch; Scenes of Clerical Life; Daniel Deronda; Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob; Poems; Felix Holt; Romola + Miscellaneous Essays; Adam Bede; Life and Letters
Eliot, George
London Hawarden Press 1899 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Eighteen-volume Limited Edition set of which this is number 157 of 500. Three quarter leather with marbled boards, gold lettering and decoration on leather spines. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking; clean marbled endpapers, beautiful old custom bookplate on paste downs. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Some very light rubbing to corners and some wear to bottom board edges. Frontispiece illustration in each book with printed tissue guard, plus lovely illustrations throughout. Middlemarch (3 volumes); Scenes of Clerical Life (2 volumes); Daniel Deronda (3 volumes); Silas Marner, The Lifted Veil, Brother Jacob (1 volume); Poems (1 volume); Felix Holt, The Radical (2 volumes); Romola + Romola and Miscellaneous Essays (2 volumes); Adam Bede (2 volumes); Life and Letters (2 volumes). 025313

Price: 450.00 USD
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The Book of Games for Home, School, and Playground, Forbush, William Byron and Harry R. Allen
8 The Book of Games for Home, School, and Playground
Forbush, William Byron and Harry R. Allen
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1939 Hardcover fine No Dust jacket 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding illustrated with lovely silhouette drawings by Jessie Gillespie. Clean unworn red cloth boards with elaborate gold title box on cover and black silhouette of two boys reaching for a ball in the air. Gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping, fading 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. In addition to the silhouettes, there are drawings and diagrams explaining rules of play for many games, along with musical scores and lyrics for songs. 337 pages with index. Games include Blind Man's Bluff, Nose and Toe Tag, Leap Frog, Soap Bubble Polo, Skipping Rope and many more. Really nice book of active games for children! 027392

Price: 40.00 USD
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Country Pastimes for Boys, Graham, P. Anderson
9 Country Pastimes for Boys
Graham, P. Anderson
London / New York Longmans, Green, and Co. 1895 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Dark blue and white decorated boards, with gold title box on cover and spine, lovely fishes decoration on spine. Light soiling to cloth boards (a few very small faint spots),very slight rubbing to cover design at edges. No fraying or wear-through to cloth. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean black endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean and bright, with gilt page edges. Frontis illustration of boy carrying owl with tissue guard. 252 illustrations. 448 pages with index. 027034

Price: 60.00 USD
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Challenger, Gray, Patsey
10 Challenger
Gray, Patsey
New York Coward McCann 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Beautiful first edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black horse head and crisp back lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (brief neatly penned previous owner inscription on front free endpaper, tasteful custom-printed bookplate on front fixed endpaper). Lovely illustrations by Sam Savitt. 217 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scarce, collectible quality first edition. 026998

Price: 120.00 USD
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Heroines of Fiction (Two volumes complete), Howells, W. D.
11 Heroines of Fiction (Two volumes complete)
Howells, W. D.
New York / London Harper & Brothers 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jackets Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing of two beautiful volumes (complete). Decorated American trade bindings. Moss green ribbed cloth boards with gold and red decorative lettering on covers of each book, gold lettering on spine. Slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper text block page edges. Previous owner name penned lavishly on front free endpaper of each volume - no other marks. With illustations by H. C. Christy, A. I. Keller, and others, including lovely frontispieces with clean tissue guards. Volume 1 - 239 pages; Volume 2 - 274 pages. A lovely two volume set you will be proud to own. Includes heroines from Emile Bronte's works, Hawthorne's, Jane Austen's, Dickens and more. Beautiful illustrations throughout. 026123

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Rambler (in Four Volumes), Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
12 The Rambler (in Four Volumes)
Johnson, Samuel, L.L.D.
London P. Dodsley, R. Owen and Other Booksellers 1794 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Lovely old set - complete in four volumes, MDCCXCIV on title page (1794). 3/4 bound in leather (burgundy leather spines and corners, with gold lettering and decoration on spines), boards are marbled paper with some light surface rubbing, light wear to corners and edges. Bindings are tight and square, no cracking. Beautiful marbled endpapers. Pages are clean, including endpapers - previous owner name neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper in each volume. A lovely and collectible18th century set! 025196

Price: 225.00 USD
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The Bean Trees, Kingsolver, Barbara
13 The Bean Trees
Kingsolver, Barbara
New York Harper & Row 1988 0060158638 / 9780060158637 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line beginning with 1) in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded brown boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 232 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An extraordinarily nice copy of this famous author's first novel. 027319

Price: 150.00 USD
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A Night to Remember, Lord, Walter
14 A Night to Remember
Lord, Walter
New York Henry Holt 1955 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with bright yellow cloth spine, dark blue lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear; small wrinkle to cloth at spine. Binding is tight and hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated endpapers (deck plan of ship). Small previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1955 neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 209 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has faint water stain along front inside flap fold edge; very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025963

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
15 The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1986 0395404258 / 9780395404256 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Highly collectible First Edition, First Printing with full number line beginning with 1 on copyright page, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gray boards with unfaded turquoise cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, all pages and edges are clean with clean gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 311 pages + one page "About the Author". Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped (16.95 on front inside flap). Mere hint of age-toning to edges of inside flaps. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027309

Price: 200.00 USD
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Gone With the Wind, Mitchell, Margaret
16 Gone With the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret
New York Macmillan 1936 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First printing ("Set up and electrotyped. Published May, 1936.") in clean unclipped second state dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Tiny, pinpoint spots of wear at spine corners. Slightest hint of darkening at lower front board edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1037 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), Tiniest bit of wear at spine corners, tips. Gone With the Wind appears in first column of novels on rear panel, signifying second state dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautiful, collectible quality first edition of this timeless and iconic novel - one of the best copies we've seen. 026249

Price: 4800.00 USD
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Magic for Marigold, Montgomery, L. M.
17 Magic for Marigold
Montgomery, L. M.
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with large paste-on color illustration by Edna Cooke Shoemaker on cover (unworn)., Gold stamped lettering on spine. Very slight wear to spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Decorated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper, very small pen mark on front free endpaper. Frontispiece in color by Edna Cooke Shoemaker (with tissue guard). 328 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has 1" square chip at top spine edge, very shallow chipping at bottom spine edge; several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Marigold Leslie of "Cloud of Spruce", the lovely old Leslie homestead on Prince Edward Island, will rival "Anne of Green Gables," in the hearts of readers. Marigold has many of the lovable qualities and all the healthy naughtiness that made Anne so irresistible. Exceedingly scarce in a dust jacket! 027082

Price: 275.00 USD
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In Quest of the Perfect Book - Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman, Orcutt, William Dana
18 In Quest of the Perfect Book - Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman
Orcutt, William Dana
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1926 First Hardcover Fine Good Jacket 
Stated First Trade edition in scarce original unclipped dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding. Clean brown cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering with very small decoration on spine. No fraying, fading 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; top page edges are gilt. Beautiful color frontispiece illustration with clean printed tissue guard (Queen Mary's Psalter). Thoroughly illustrated. 317 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has some shallow edge chipping, 4" closed diagonal tear on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Accompany the author throughout his quest of the perfect book, to meet interesting people and become acquainted with the fascinations the book possesses as the product of an art. Unusual personal anecdotes and appealing romance enliven the authoritative presentation of the subject. 026197

Price: 75.00 USD
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The Best of Dorothy Parker, Parker, Dorothy
19 The Best of Dorothy Parker
Parker, Dorothy
London Folio Society 1995 Later printing Hardcover Fine 
Beautiful, as new copy in perfect original slipcase. Sparkly gray boards with black wraparound cityscape illustration, black lettering, champagne bottle at base of spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean gray endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Introduction by Mervyn Horder. Illustrations by Helen Smithson. 233 pages with index. Clean gray slipcase is unworn. Lovely copy. Best humor in a beautiful package. 027005

Price: 30.00 USD
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How Paris Amuses Itself, Smith, F. Berkeley
20 How Paris Amuses Itself
Smith, F. Berkeley
New York / London Funk & Wagnalls 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - BS monogram on cover - F. Berkeley Smith). Clean blue cloth boards has one small faint spot to cover (smaller than a dime). Decorated in gold, red, and white on cover with black and white lettering (unchipped). Gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or fading; binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Published in May, 1903. Beautiful color frontispiece illustration by "Michael" with clean printed tissue guard. Illustrated title page in one color (red) and black, with red and black lettering. Illustrations by the author and other artists, many in color with printed tissue guards. 334 pages. 026235

Price: 80.00 USD
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