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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 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 Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or), Achard, Amedee
2 The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or)
Achard, Amedee
Boston L. C. Page & Co. 1900 First 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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The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography, Adams, Henry
3 The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography
Adams, Henry
New York Heritage Press 1942 Hardcover Fine Samuel Chamberlain, Illustrator 
Lovely Heritage Press edition in original slipcase, with "Sandglass" (publisher's pamphlet about the book) still laid in. Brown, beige and gold marbled paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with beautiful gravures by Samuel Chamberlain and with an Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. 483 pages with index. Clean paper-covered slipcase is very good - sturdy, no cracking, some chipping to opening edge. 027252

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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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5 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.
6 Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1886 First 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

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Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
7 Little Men - Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Alcott, Louisa M.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1906 Hardcover Very Good+ Reginald B. Birch, Illustrator 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding, with illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. Clean olive green cloth boards with lighter green, black and pink decoration (green and pink blooming trees with a boy standing between them with a little girl on his shoulders). Gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. 381 pages. 027531

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Eight Cousins, Alcott, Louisa May
8 Eight Cousins
Alcott, Louisa May
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1931 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Clara M. Burd, Illustrator 
Lovely book and dust jacket. Clean moss green cloth boards with clean, unworn color paste-on illustration on cover by Clara M. Burd, with gold line border. Gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Full color frontispiece illustration (same as cover), additional black and white illustrations, all by Clara Burd. 253 pages. Clean bright color illustrated jacket has a few tiny edge nicks, a little corner wear; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A really nice collectible quality book from John C. Winston Company's "The Children's Bookshelf" series. 027521

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Running Tide, Aleksander, Irina
9 The Running Tide
Aleksander, Irina
New York Duell, Sloan, & Pearce 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning), with small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guerney. 264 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top edge of spine, a few short closed edge tears, some age-toning. Large photo of author on rear panel holding an elegant cigarette holder. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel based on the life of a seawoman. Aboard a ship in the Baltic, she participates in the defense of Leningrade in 1941, an epic of human courage told with an intensity worthy of great Russian literature. She joins a guerrilla band and takes part in crucial action behind the German lines. Finally assigned to the sea again, she sails to America and her story reaches its climax in blazing action under submarine and air assault. 027030

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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 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 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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Archetypes of the Family in Literature, Armens, Sven
12 Archetypes of the Family in Literature
Armens, Sven
Seattle - London University of Washington Press 1966 First 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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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
13 Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601686 / 9780679601685 First 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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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
14 Pride and Prejudice
Austen, Jane
New York Dutton 1976 0525183817 / 9780525183815 Hardback Very Good+ Isabel Bishop, Illustrator 
Clean and solid hardcover book in clean original slipcase. Yellow cloth boards with cameo decoration of Jane Austen on cover in burgundy, burgundy spine with gold lettering. Very slight fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean yellow endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Isabel Bishop. 416 pages. Clean slipcase with nice illustration on one side; no cracking or wear, nice ribbon that allows easy removal of book from slipcase! 026764

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Austen, Jane
15 The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Austen, Jane
New York Modern Library 1945 Second Modern Library Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G58 in original illustrated dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G5. Clean green cloth boards with oval torchbearer logo on cover and spine, black title box with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges, blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Complete and Unabridged. 1364 pages. Attractive dust jacket illustrated by Paul Galdone is not price clipped (1.75 on front inside flap), has very light soiling, slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027522

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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis
16 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
17 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 Crater's Edge, Bagnall, Stephen
18 The Crater's Edge
Bagnall, Stephen
New York William Morrow 1946 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with decoration on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 154 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight fading to spine, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a spiritual journey of a young soldier. 8vo. Fiction. 015185

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A Long Madness, Barolini, Antonio
19 A Long Madness
Barolini, Antonio
New York Pantheon 1964 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Printing (stated) in original unclipped dust jacket. Black cloth boards with red and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Translated from the Italian by Helen Barolini. 308 pages. Jacket has very light dust soiling, a few very short closed edge tears, not price clipped. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This distinguished novel by one of the most prominent Italian writers centers around the theme of religious bigotry and its disintegrating effect on the mind of a young woman. The setting is a northern Italian village in the early decades of the 20th century. 023961

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20 Servants of the Map
Barrett, Andrea
New York - London W.W. Norton & Co. 2002 0-393-04348-7 / 9780393043488 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean dust jacket. Very clean beige marbled boards with gold print of author's signature on front and metallic lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Endpapers are textured dark green. Dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped. 270 pgs. 014204

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