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The heel of Achilles:  Essays 1968-1973, Koestler, Arthur
21 The heel of Achilles: Essays 1968-1973
Koestler, Arthur
New York Random House 1975 0394495969 / 9780394495965 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition with correct number line in clean unclipped jacket. Clean mustard yellow boards with unfaded black spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 273 pp. Clean jacket is not price clipped (8.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, with 1/4" closed tear at top spine corner edge. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019783

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Gift From the Sea, Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
22 Gift From the Sea
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
New York Pantheon 1955 Special Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Special Edition, illustrated, in slipcase. Clean blue boards with silver vertical stripe decoration, clean blue cloth spine with silver lettering. No bumping or wear. Slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Clean slipcase with white lettering, silver shells decorating two sides. Sturdy and clean, no cracking, slightest hint of light rubbing here and there to edges. 024890

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Mountain Paths, Maeterlinck, Maurice
23 Mountain Paths
Maeterlinck, Maurice
New York Dodd Mead 1919 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket 
Lovely clean First Edition, with 1919 on title page and on copyright page. Decorated American trade binding. Clean unfaded ribbed green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on front and rear boards and spine, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. 309 pgs. Essays Maurice Maeterlinck philosophy 017648

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The Double Garden, Maeterlinck, Maurice
24 The Double Garden
Maeterlinck, Maurice
New York Dodd Mead 1904 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, Published May, 1904. Clean decorated American trade binding. Green ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on front and rear boards and spine, stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to spine corners, no wear-through or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. 348 pages. Sixteen essays on everything from the wrath of a bee to old-fashioned flowers and "Our Friend, the Dog." 024034

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25 Lands Away
Marlatt, Earl
Abingdon Cokesbury First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition presentation copy in original jacket - inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR. in original jacket with new archival quality mylar cover. Clean and tight dark blue cloth book. Wartime publication - no date stated.Inscribed: "For Glen Lamb, my friend and "Laughing fellow-rover" in Lands Away. Cheerio and Happy Journeying, Earl Marlatt". 179 pgs. Bright dustjacket with small closed tear near top of spine, clean and not price clipped. A book of essays on spiritual values in literature and reminiscences of notable authors. Earl Marlatt was a theologian and poet His work appeared in Poetry Magazine. Many of his papers are held at DePauw University. 002841

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Thirty Years, Marquand, John P.
26 Thirty Years
Marquand, John P.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with dark blue title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Very small previous owner inscription neatly penned in corner of front free endpaper. 466 pages. Clean jacket is not price clipped, has closed cut to front panel, barely visible. Nice photo portrait of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of stories, articles and essays which appear here for the first time in book form. 024893

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27 Reveries of a Bachelor or a Book of the Heart
Marvel, I. K.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1889 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold line border and raised cameo on front board. A few spots of wear at top and bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontis illustration with tissue guard. 260 pgs. 007071

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Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor, Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
28 Morning - From Reveries of A Bachelor
Marvel, I. K. (Donald G. Mitchell)
New York R. F. Fenno 1907 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - monogram WS on cover). Clean ribbed lavender blue cloth boards with green and white botanical decoration, stamped gold lettering on cover. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Some pages still uncut. Color frontispiece illustration, lovely decorations on every page. 87 pages. 025363

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Conquering Success, Or Life in Earnest, Mathews, William
29 Conquering Success, Or Life in Earnest
Mathews, William
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1903 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Lovely clean and solid first edition of this scarce book on achieving success in life. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering and small leaf decoration on cover with double rule line border in gold. Gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. All gold bright and unchipped. Blind stamped ruled border on rear cover. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name and Merry Christmas neatly penned on front free endpaper. 404 pages with index. 022419

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The Vagrant Mood, Maugham, Somerset
30 The Vagrant Mood
Maugham, Somerset
New York William Heinemann 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
"First Published 1952" on copyright page. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Light bump to one corner tip, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 241 pgs. Dustjacket has square price clip at bottom corner of front inside flap, very small corner chips, some edge wear with short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018588

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The Return of Dr. O'Grady, Maurois, Andre
31 The Return of Dr. O'Grady
Maurois, Andre
London The Bodley Head 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket. Very clean gold cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Two corner tips very slightly bumped. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has tiny corner clip to inside flap, but price is present (9s 6d net); a couple of tiny nicks and slight wear to spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 013284

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Around Home, McArthur, Peter
32 Around Home
McArthur, Peter
Canada Musson Book Company, Ltd. 1925 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket C. W. Jefferys, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with darker green illustration on cover, red lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, with no names, writing or bookplates. 251 pgs. with drawings by C. W. Jefferys. A beautiful series of essays about country life in rural Ontario, Canada. 8vo. Country Living. 016379

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The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Three volumes in slipcases, including Handbook), Michel de Montaigne
33 The Essays of Michel de Montaigne (Three volumes in slipcases, including Handbook)
Michel de Montaigne
New York Heritage Press 1946 First Hardcover Fine 
Clean three volume set, each book in its own slipcase, with "Sandglass" pamphlet still enclosed. Translated by George V. Ives. With an Introduction by Andre Gide and an accompanying Handbook to the Essays which includes the notes upon the text by the translator and a series of comments on the Essays by Grace Norton. Very clean marbled boards with clean brown cloth spines, gold lettering on spines. No bumping, fading or wear. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Slipcases are in very good+ condition - clean, no cracking, very slight wear to corners of open sides. 026660

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The Quiet Center - Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine, Miscellaneous (Katherine Ball Ross, Editor)
34 The Quiet Center - Women Reflecting on Life's Passages from the Pages of Victoria Magazine
Miscellaneous (Katherine Ball Ross, Editor)
New York Hearst Communications 1997 0688154646 / 9780688154646 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean gold boards with gold spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 358 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A luminous collection of writing about life from the likes of Diane Ackerman, Madeleine L'Engle, Jane Smiley, Judith Thurman and many other outstanding women writers. 026645

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35 44 Essays By Christopher Morley
Morley, Christopher
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1925 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean rust red cloth boards with clean unchipped paste-on label on cover and spine. Hint of wear to corner tips, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. 265 pgs. Very small previous owner label (very small return address label) on front fixed endpaper. Nice clean, solid copy. 8 vo.. Essays. 011059

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Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru, Morley, Christopher
36 Hasta La Vista - Or a Postcard from Peru
Morley, Christopher
Garden City, NY Doubleday Doran 1942 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Green cloth boards with blind stamped decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 268 pages with index and glossary. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at upper and lower spine edges, a few tiny edge nicks and corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An informal account of Morley's family vacation to Peru, in a series of humorous essays, with a remarkable index which is partly a vocabulary of Mr. Morley's very rudimentary Spanish and partly a philosophical summary. 023286

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Travels in Philadelphia, Morley, Christopher
37 Travels in Philadelphia
Morley, Christopher
Philadelphia David McKay 1920 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first state, with "along" on page 202. Very clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and decoration on cover with single rule gold line border. Gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers (very faint old glue mark from small bookplate which is no longer there). Illustrated with drawings by Frank H. Taylor. 264 pages. A wonderful collection of essays about life in Philadelphia by Christopher Morley. 024824

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Here, There & Everywhere, Nordlinger, Jay
38 Here, There & Everywhere
Nordlinger, Jay
New York National Review Books 2007 0975899821 / 9780975899823 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket - as new condition. Clean dark green cloth boards with 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 clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 505 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn, no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book that is witty, grabbing and fun - in which the author visits unusual towns, universities - even music camps. He delves into politics, then profiles a number of personalties, including George W. Bush,. Condoleezza Rice, Al Sharpton, Rosie O'Donnell, and more. He sends dispatches from Europe (East and West) and the Middle East. He writes on golf, and music. We meet Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Luciano Pavarotti, and many others. 025075

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My Turn, O'Hara, John
39 My Turn
O'Hara, John
New York Random House 1966 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean maroon endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 214 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, tiny chip (size of small pea) at top rear panel edge, slight wear to top and bottom spine edges. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ranging over a wide variety of topics and personalities, John O'Hara takes a hard look at politics and politicians (domestic and foreign), education, morality, journalism, writers and writing, movies and television, and a great deal more. 018410

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Four and Twenty Minds, Papini, Giovanni
40 Four and Twenty Minds
Papini, Giovanni
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1922 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
"Second Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of darkening to spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo of author. 324 pp. Selected and translated by Ernest Hatch Wilkins. A collection of essays on literature and great writers. Subjects include Leonardo da Vinci, Dante, Walt Whitman, Maeterlinck, Swift, Hamlet, Don Quixote and more. 020108

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