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Dark Laughter, Anderson, Sherwood
1 Dark Laughter
Anderson, Sherwood
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in extra nice black silk binding, clean dustjacket. Black cloth boards with green lettering on cover, green lettering and blind-stamped decoration on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. Previous owner name on back of front free endpaper, owner initials on title page. 319 pp. Clean dustjacket has chipping at top spine edge (depth ranges from 1/3" to 1"), additional small shallow edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020299

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The Thunderer, Barrington, E.
2 The Thunderer
Barrington, E.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in clean original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 333 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, hint of very light rubbing, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Napoleon. Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" is a series of the best literature produced in quality bindings and paper. List of publisher's Novels of Distinction appears on inside flaps. 021457

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When the Legends Die, Borland, Hal
3 When the Legends Die
Borland, Hal
Philadelphia / New York J. B. Lippincott 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean teal cloth boards with silver lettering, small orange decoration on spine. Slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket designed by Paul Laune is unchipped, has slight age-toning, slight wear to corners. Photo of author by Sam Falk on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. After the Ute Indian boy Thomas Black Bull has been betrayed both by his own people and by the white man, he dedicates himself to killing the legends that gave him his distinction and his pride--and becomes a man without a dream, with emptiness inside him. The story of how he comes back, how he achieves regeneration and maturity--in large measure through the world of nature to which he returns--ios one that is hard to leave and impossible to forget. 026219

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Sails and Whales, Chippendale, Captain H. A.
4 Sails and Whales
Chippendale, Captain H. A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1951 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
A beautiful copy in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and small whale design on both cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-decorated endpapers; very small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. NIce frontispiece photo portrait of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale. With an introduction by Henry Beetle Hough. 231 pages with glossary of nautical terms. Clean bright dust jacket designed by Samuel Bryant is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. PErsonal story of one of the most romantic of man's exploits, told with all the salt on the decks and the wind whistling through the lines. The biography of a man of vigor and courage who survived to serve on the seas with daring and distinction in three wars, and has retained the flavor of his varied and dangerous life. 026788

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The White Monkey, Galsworthy, John
5 The White Monkey
Galsworthy, John
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in wonderful art deco dust jacket. Very clean bright purple cloth boards with green title box, white and purple lettering, small white monkey on cover, crisp white lettering with small green decoration on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Beautiful condition. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Shadow of a rubber band on half-title page and page opposite where a small rubber band made it's mark, otherwise all pages are clean and bright. 328 pages. Marvelous dust jacket by Ernest Walker has light dust soiling, no chips, very slight wear to spine ends. Author photo and biography on rear panel, along with summary of book. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Novels of Distinction bookmark laid in. If you collect beautiful old dust jackets, or G&D Novels of Distinction, this one should be on your shelf. Galsworthy's interpretation of the unrest following World War I and its expression in the younger generation, is lifted by his art and understanding out of the class of strident novels of rebellious youth into true social history. 026508

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The Closed Garden, Green, Julian
6 The Closed Garden
Green, Julian
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition in original illustrated jacket. Very clean moss green cloth boards with darker green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated from the French by Henry Longan Stuart, with an Introduction by Andre Maurois. 398 pages + four page biography on the author at rear of book. Dust jacket designed by Skrenda is unchipped, has hint of edge wear, 1" closed tear at base of front panel. Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" listed on rear inside jacket flap, portrait and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of a young French girl, who in the loneliness and isolation of her "closed garden" conceives an irrational and unrequited love. 022308

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The Limestone Tree, Hergesheimer, Joseph
7 The Limestone Tree
Hergesheimer, Joseph
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Novels of Distinction Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained edges. Clean endpapers; small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of half-title page. 386 pages. Clean illustrated dustjacket has very small corner chips at base of spine, wear at front spine fold edge. Author's photo and bio, summary of book on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Grosset & Dunlap published a special line of great books called "Novels of Distinction", produced with high quality attractive bindings and paper, and a list of their available "Novels of Distinction" on inside flaps of the dustjackets. 021149

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Elmer Gantry, Lewis, Sinclair
8 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

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Conrad in Quest of his of Youth, Merrick, Leonard
9 Conrad in Quest of his of Youth
Merrick, Leonard
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1911 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
A Grosset & Dunlap "Novel of Distinction" in original G&P dustjacket. Black cloth boards with yellow-green lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Slightest line of fading to lower board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Two spots of shallow old insect damage to page edges. 306 pgs. Dustjacket is clean with light age toning to spine, a few very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a man who attempts to recapture the fleeting pleasures of youth. 018297

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Black April, Peterkin, Julia
10 Black April
Peterkin, Julia
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" edition, with superior binding, paper and cloth. Clean black cloth boards with brown lettering and blind-stamped title box on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean red top-stained upper page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 316 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean but has some creasing, closed edge tears, very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (1/8"). Complete list of "Novels of Distinction" listed on front and rear inside flaps, short bio and photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's first novel, she later won the Pulitzer Prize for "Scarlet Sister Mary" (1929). Set on Blue Brook Plantation in the remote South Carolina lowlands, there is not a white character in the book. Black April, the giant foreman of the plantation, dominates the lives of all the other black folk -- and around him and his loves and his battles and his children, acknowledged and unacknowledged, the realistic and pwerful story of blending lusts and passions and religious fervor and superstition is told. 021369

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Frank Harris, Root, E. Merrill
11 Frank Harris
Root, E. Merrill
New York Odyssey Press 1947 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spot of wear to top spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Black and white photo frontispiece of Frank Harris. 324 pp. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Biography of an editor who achieved high distinction in London with the "Saturday Review" and the "Fortnightly", and in New York with "Pearson's." He was a creative editor and a discoverer of genius in others. 020500

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The Beadle, Smith, Pauline
12 The Beadle
Smith, Pauline
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Novels of Distinction Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap "Novels of Distinction" Edition using higher quality binding and paper. Clean marbled paper covered boards with brown cloth spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green endpapers (small previous owner name and address neatly penned in corner of front fixed endpaper). Clean green top stained upper page edges. 314 pages. Dustjacket is quite clean with very slight age-toning; a few tiny nicks and very short closed edge tears. "Novels of Distinction" listed on rear inside flap of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of unlawful love on the South African veldt, rife with passion and poignancy, with a true and vivid presentation of the South African landscape. 022289

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A Medal of Distinction: A Novel of Iceland, Thordarson, Agnar
13 A Medal of Distinction: A Novel of Iceland
Thordarson, Agnar
New York Hippocrene Books 1984 0882549367 / 9780882549361 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean hardcover book in unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author (a presentation copy). Clean red faux leather boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with red endpapers. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by Agnar Thordarson: "To Gordon and florence with best regards from the author." Translated from the Icelandic by Robert Cook. 167 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. From the Library of Nordic Literature, published by Hippocrene Books, Inc., which presents in English translation outstanding novels, plays, poetry, essays, and biographies issued in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This is Volume 3 of the series. 028377

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Jeremy, Walpole, Hugh
14 Jeremy
Walpole, Hugh
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
A Grosset & Dunlap "Novel of Distinction" in original jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with unchipped orange lettering and illustration on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard, with color frontis illustration. 341 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A masterpiece of children's literature enhanced by the beautiful illustrations of E. H. Shepard. A young boy, his dog, and his family set at the turn of the century (late 1800s). 018530

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Silver Virgin, Wylie, Ida A. R.
15 The Silver Virgin
Wylie, Ida A. R.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Novels of Distinction Edition Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" edition with high quality binding, in illustrated dustjacket. Clean black cloth boards with red decoration on cover, red lettering on spine. Tiny surface rub to top board edge, otherwise fine, clean and bright. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and date neatly penned across top edge of front free endpaper. 317 pages. Illustrated dustjacket has some foxing, edge wear, and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An elusive title by a well-known author of the eary 20th century. This story is about a young couple in love, ensuing World War I and a hideous war injury that robs the couple of hope of fulfilling their passion. 021042

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The Case of Sergeant Grischa, Zweig, Arnold
16 The Case of Sergeant Grischa
Zweig, Arnold
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
A Grosset & Dunlap "Novel of Distinction" edition in original dustjacket. Clean unfaded silk black cloth boards with yellow lettering and decoration on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with yellow top-stained top edges. No names, writing or marks. Endpapers have slight browning, slight dust-speckling to fore-edges. 449 pp. Dustjacket has shallow chip at top rear panel edge, a few short closed edge tears, very light soiling. Grosset & Dunlap's "Novels of Distinction" list appears on front and rear dustjacket flaps. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Russian soldier peasant escapes from a German prison camp and wanders between the lines trying to get back to Russia. A peasant woman aids him, loves him, and helps him on his way with the uniform and passport of a dead spy. 019142

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The Case of Sergeant Grischa, Zweig, Arnold
17 The Case of Sergeant Grischa
Zweig, Arnold
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1928 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition, in clean original jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with yellow lettering and small decoration on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with tasteful custom-printed bookplate on front free endpaper. Translated from German by Eric Sutton. 449 pages. Clean dust jacket has tiny corner chips and slight wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Russian soldier-peasant escapes from a German prison camp and wanders between the lines trying to get back to Russia. A peasant woman aides him, loves him, and helps him on his way with the uniform and passport of a dead spy. Trouble ensues... 022634

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