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Ghost and Flesh, Goyen, William
41 Ghost and Flesh
Goyen, William
New York Random House 1951 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing of author's second book. Clean blue boards with clean beige-gray cloth spine, black lettering on cover and spine. Very slight fading to blue board edges; corners are sharp and unworn, several tiny shallow dents to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers, with no names, writing or marks. 183 pgs. Dustjacket has edge wear, particulary at spine fold edges, light soiling, shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Eight extraordinary stories, integrated by a common theme and unique style, and eealing with simplem compassionate men and women driven by the need to reach beyond themselves and fin in life a kind of absolute truth. 8vo. Literature. 016443

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42 Hosses: A Collection of Best Stories About Them
Gray, Charles Wright
Garden City Star Books 1927 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Illustrated endpapers, with small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 382 pgs. Clean dustjacket has slight chipping at top of spine, a few small closed edge tears at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Horses. 010545

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43 May We Borrow Your Husband? & Other Comedies of the Sexual Life
Greene, Graham
New York Viking Press 1967 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green boards with black cloth spine, bright gold author initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Green top stained page edges. Clean green endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 183 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with tiny surface rub to white portion of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010867

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Frankenstein's Hamster: Ten Spine-Tingling Tales, Griffiths, Barbara
44 Frankenstein's Hamster: Ten Spine-Tingling Tales
Griffiths, Barbara
New York Dial Books 1992 0-8037-0952-8 / 9780803709522 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean gray/blue boards with gray cloth spine, red lettering on spine. Very slight edge wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 114 pgs. Illustrations by the author. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has several closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 012285

Price: 12.00 USD
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Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers, Grove, John
45 Clash of Arms - Stories of Chivalry by Famous Writers
Grove, John
New York Dodd Mead 1931 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black lettering, crossed swords on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with small ink-stamped previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Lovely full color frontispiece illustration by R. Wheeler. 309 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has chipping at top spine edge, several small edge chips and closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Timeless stories of the middle ages by Thomas Malory, Thomas Bulfinch, Sir Henry Newbolt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Washington Irving, C. M. Yonge and more. 026594

Price: 35.00 USD
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Twice Told Tales, Hawthorne, Nathaniel
46 Twice Told Tales
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
New York Heritage Press 1966 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Slipcase Jacket Valenti Angelo, Illust. 
Imacculately clean decorated boards with beige cloth spine, gray title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 411 pgs. Illustrated by Valenti Angelo. Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner. Original Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Housed in original clean slipcase ( no fading, cracking or chipping, tiny dent at one fore edge). Literature. 012649

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Pushcart Prize X: Best of the Small Presses 1985-86, Henderson, Bill (Editor)
47 The Pushcart Prize X: Best of the Small Presses 1985-86
Henderson, Bill (Editor)
Wainscott, New York, U.S.A. Pushcart Press 1985 0-916366-37-5 / 9780916366377 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Edited by Bill Henderson. Introduction by George Plimpton. Poetry Editors: Stanley Plumly, William Stafford. Clean yellow-gold boards with black and gold lettering on gray cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Dustjacket title is slightly faded onto front board. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 499 pgs. with index and contributor's notes. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Literature. 014294

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The Best Short Stories of O. Henry, Henry, O.
48 The Best Short Stories of O. Henry
Henry, O.
New York Modern Library 1945 First Hardcover Very Good Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 4 in original dust jacket - stated First Modern Library Edition,, 1945. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Small bump to one corner tip. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top stained upper page edges, clean Kent style endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned on back side of front free endpaper. Selected and with an Introduction by Bennett A. Cerf and Van H. Cartmell. 338 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), has chip at top of spine (up to 3/4" in depth), 2" closed tear along front spine fold, smaller closed tears at flap fold edges. 304 titles listed on inverse of dust jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 38 complete stories, covering the full range of O.Henry's talent and including all that are best known and loved. 025571

Price: 18.00 USD
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49 Lucy, Perhaps
Hitchcock, Alfred M.
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1935 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with silver title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. SIGNED on title page by author (not the Alfred Hitchcock of movie fame). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has v-shaped chip at top of spine (1/2" depth), slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The author of "Bread Loaf Talks on Teaching Composition," and many other successful books on the teaching of rhetoric and literature, illustrates in this volume of short stories the theories that he has for many years taught his own students. For the most part his stories are told against a New England background of hills, mountains, and seacoast, and contain many characterizations done with sympathy and gentle humor. 8vo. Short Stories. 016583

Price: 35.00 USD
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50 The Peach Stone: Stories from Four Decades
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1967 First Hard Cover Near Fine Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 470 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, slight edge wear, some closed tears at folds, chip at rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Short Stories. 009727

Price: 20.00 USD
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Lieutenant Lookeast, Ibuse, Masuji
51 Lieutenant Lookeast
Ibuse, Masuji
Tokyo Kodansha International Ltd. 1971 0870111477 / 9780870111471 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean midnight blue cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration of saluting soldier on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with very small previous owner last name at top edge of front free endpaper. 247 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ten stories from Japanese literature, including a wide range of stories by this great Japanese writer. 026046

Price: 20.00 USD
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Here: Stories, Inness-Brown, Elizabeth
52 Here: Stories
Inness-Brown, Elizabeth
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1994 0807118486 / 9780807118481 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unchipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 113 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fourteen stories of growing up, hanging on, and getting old - written with wit, affection and finesse, this collection shows us the dark side of our moon, the unfamiliar side that we nonetheless recognize as soon as we see it. 027336

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53 Trying to Save Piggy Sneed
Irving, John
New York Arcade 1996 1-55970-323-7 / 9781559703239 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean pink boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new mylar cover. A dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs (including an account of Mr. Irving's dinner at the White House with President Reagan). Fiction. 005828

Price: 10.00 USD
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54 The Edge of the Chair: A Superlative Collection - some fact, some fiction, All Suspense
Kahn, Joan (Editor)
New York Harper & Row 1967 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to boards. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean black top-stained page edges. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 560 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A wonderful anthology of suspenseful tales by authors such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Graham Green, Jack London, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and other outstanding writers. Large 8vo. Suspense. 016759

Price: 18.00 USD
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Dark Roots, Kennedy, Cate
55 Dark Roots
Kennedy, Cate
Melbourne Scribe 2006 1920769994 / 9781920769994 First Paperback Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Clean softcover book with French flaps. No creasing, chipping or curling; binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 182 pp. A collection of prize-winning short stories. 020176

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Child Stories - Being a Collection of Stories of Child Life for Both Old and Young, Kipling, Rudyard
56 Child Stories - Being a Collection of Stories of Child Life for Both Old and Young
Kipling, Rudyard
New York Alex Grosset and Company 1899 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Charles Farrand, Illustrator 
Scarce title. First Edition, with 1899 on title page and copyright page. Lovely decorated American trade binding. Clean moss green cloth with darker green, gilt and red decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight, pages are clean, with gilt top page edges. Neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. Frontispiece portrait of Kipling with clean tissue guard. With illustrations by Charles D. Farrand and Others. 023724

Price: 42.00 USD
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Indian Tales, Kipling, Rudyard
57 Indian Tales
Kipling, Rudyard
New York / Boston H. M. Caldwell Company 1899 First Hardcover Good no dust jacket 
"Oriental Edition" with clean decorated cloth front and rear boards and spine in the manner of an oriental rug, with gold lettering on cover and spine. Wear (some fraying) to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean - small previous owner name is ink-stamped in upper corner of front fixed endpaper; "Contents" page is loose. Frontispiece photo of Rudyard Kipling with clean tissue guard, sixteen additional illustrations. 750 pages. 026199

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales, Kipling, Rudyard
58 The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales
Kipling, Rudyard
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates 1896 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - no date of publication, but neatly penned inscription on front free endpaper is dated 1896. Very light soiling. No fraying or wear-through to cloth boards. Circular red and gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and single rule line border on cover; gold lettering and small red decorations on spine. Binding is tight and hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. 229 pages. 024129

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59 The Red Petticoat
MacMahon, Bryan
New York E. P. Dutton 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red boards with silver title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. 219 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the author of "The Lion Tamer" and "Children of the Rainbow" this is a collection of twenty short stories (all of them Irish). 8vo. Short Stories. 010063

Price: 15.00 USD
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Existential Errands, Mailer, Norman
60 Existential Errands
Mailer, Norman
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1972 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with clean bright yellow cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. Very tiny nick to top board edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Dustjacket (white) has hint of soiling, is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010890

Price: 15.00 USD
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