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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 Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Austen, Jane
2 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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The Thunderer, Barrington, E.
3 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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4 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped but price is intact, small bit of loss at top of spine, 1" closed edge tear, slight corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the work (and the writers behind the work) of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, John Marquand, John Steinbeck and more. 8vo. Literature. 008669

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The Spoilers, Beach, Rex
5 The Spoilers
Beach, Rex
New York A. L. Burt 1906 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Clarence Underwood, Illustrator 
A. L. Burt Edition. Decorated American trade binding. Very clean toast brown cloth boards with blue, black and white decoration, stamped black lettering and line border on cover and black lettering on spine. Very nice condition, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; previous owner name and date (1908) neatly penned on front free endpaper. No other marks. With four illustrations by Clarence F. Underwood. 314 pages. 024415

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The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition, Bell, Bernard W.
6 The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition
Bell, Bernard W.
Amherst The University of Massachusetts Press 1987 0-87023-568-0 / 9780870235689 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with burgundy title box, 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 marks. 421 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, unclipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive interpretive history of the African-American novel (more than 150 novels are discussed). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black History. 015842

Price: 40.00 USD
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Cuts, Bradbury, Malcolm
7 Cuts
Bradbury, Malcolm
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Harper & Row 1987 0-06-015845-X / 9780060158453 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Tom Phillips, Illustrator 
Very clean palest gray boards with white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 143 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Gift quality. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 012293

Price: 12.00 USD
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Savage Sleep, Brand, Millen
8 Savage Sleep
Brand, Millen
New York Crown Publishers 1968 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, in original jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean burgundy endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 465 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two very tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most penetrating novels ever written about the human mind, particularly the healing of the svage sleep of pschosis. Author takes the reader behind the scenes into a state hospital and a center of psychiatric research and teaching. 018164

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A Pair of Schoolgirls, Brazil, Angela
9 A Pair of Schoolgirls
Brazil, Angela
London Blackie & Son 1912 Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket John Campbell, Illustrator 
Lovely old decorated binding in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean lue cloth boards with green, black, and pink illustration on cover and spine, pink lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (front free endpaper has neatly penned inscription and tiny bookshop stamp). Illustrated by John Campbell. Beautifully illustrated dust jacket (done by Balliol Salmon) has brown tape reinforcement at top spine edge (depth of 3/4"), a few very small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of two girls (one rich, one not) thrown together at boarding school through a strange set of circumstances. 024745

Price: 18.00 USD
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Kenny, Bromfield, Louis
10 Kenny
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
Stated first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded black cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), is clean and bright but has numerous chips and tears. Photo of author Louis Bromfield with his Boxer on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025355

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Farm, Bromfield, Louis
11 The Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
First illustrated edition of one of the best of Bromfield's novels, with drawings by Kate Lord. In original dust jacket. Introduction by Winfield H. Rogers. Clean black cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 346 pages. Dust jacket is a bit tattered with chips, rubbing, closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Based on the experiences of the author's own ancestors, this is a novel rich in incident and drama, full of the simple strength and warmth that is the heritage of a people who live close to the soil. It covers a period from the early nineteenth century to well into the twentieth, and it tells the story of the founding of an American family in the western wilderness. 15 full pages of illustrations as well as many small drawings and beautifully illustrated endpapers. The Farm, first published in 1933, is considered one of the finest novels ever written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield. 026470

Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Wild is the River
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1941 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. Slight fading to spine and title box on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small ink-stamp on front free endpaper (Sibley Library music sale). No other marks. 326 pgs. 015801

Price: 8.00 USD
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A Party of Baccarat, Byrne, Donn
13 A Party of Baccarat
Byrne, Donn
New York Century Co. 1930 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Arthur William Brown, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dustjacket. Very clean unfaded rust brown cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 212 pgs. Illustrated by Arthur William Brown. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), has very small edge chip at top spine edge, very shallow chip at top front panel edge (under 1/16"); faintest hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A tale of love and gambling on the colorful Riviera by the author of "Field of Honor", "Brother Saul", "Hangman's House" and other fine novels. 017873

Price: 35.00 USD
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Bonfire, Canfield, Dorothy
14 Bonfire
Canfield, Dorothy
New York Harcourt Brace 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Printing" in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with cream lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Very slight hint of wear to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fly leaf. No other marks. 408 pages. Clean dust jacket with price intact (2.50 on front inside flap), a few tiny edge nicks, small chips at spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Considered the finest of Dorothy Canfield's novels - the story of a Vermont village and a dramatic novel of love and marriage. 024524

Price: 40.00 USD
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Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I, Cartland, Barbara
15 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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The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely, Chandler, Raymond
16 The Big Sleep & Farewell, My Lovely
Chandler, Raymond
New York Modern Library 1995 0679601406 / 9780679601401 Later printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket - later Modern Library printing. Very clean gray cloth boards with blind-stamped torchbearer logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with Bernhard decorated endpapers (clean - no names, writing or marks). Toledano binding no. 17. 524 pages. Clean unfaded dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (18.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe that made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. 025169

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17 Agatha Christie's Detectives - Five Complete Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Avenel Books 1982 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Near Fine Jacket 
Hardcover book in clean original dust jacket. Five novels - complete and unabridged. Novels include: The Murder at the Vicarage; Dead Man's Folly; Sad Cypress; Towards Zero; N or M? Book has clean maroon cloth covers with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, but tanned. 698 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025876

Price: 12.00 USD
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Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels, Christie, Agatha
18 Murder in our Midst - Three Complete Mystery Novels
Christie, Agatha
New York Dodd Mead 1967 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Omnibus Edition in clean dust jacket. Very clean unfaded red boards with black title box, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Includes the following mystery novels: The Body in the Library; The Murder at the Vicarage; The Moving Finger. 444 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), small corner clip at top of front inside flap, unchipped, one 1" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027398

Price: 50.00 USD
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I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian, Clune, Henry W.
19 I Always Liked It Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian
Clune, Henry W.
Rochester, NY Friends Of The University Of Rochester Libraries 1983 0961082402 / 9780961082406 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Signed on front free endpaper by author: "Henry Clune". Newspaper article about the author is laid in. 377 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed edge tear. Great photo of the author with his dog on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A charming and entertaining book about the author's life in Rochester, NY. Clune was the author of six fine novels as well as a volume in the Rivers of America Series (The Genesee, 1963). 027111

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Woman in White, Collins, Wilkie
20 The Woman in White
Collins, Wilkie
New York The Heritage Press 1964 Hardcover Very Good minus Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in clean slipcase, with an Introduction by Vincent Starrett and illustrations by Leonard Rosoman. The Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet still laid in (Number v:29). Clean gray decorated boards with gray cloth spine, white title box with gold lettering on spine, white decoration on spine. Two flaws: one short closed edge tear at top of spine (under 1/2"), small line drawn on bottom text block edge near spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 534 pages. Slipcase is clean, no cracking or wear. A classic among mystery novels. 026583

Price: 14.00 USD
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