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The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding, Van Dyke, Henry
81 The Man Behind the Book: Essays in Understanding
Van Dyke, Henry
New York Scribners 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding (signed binding - ELF monogram). Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold, purple and turquoise grape vine decoration on cover, gold lettering and gold grape vine decoration on spine. Hint of light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Very small, tasteful previous owner bookplate in corner of front fixed endpaper. Literary appraisal and criticism on the work of such writers as Chaucer, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Hazlitt, Shelley, Carlyle, Hardy, Thornton Wilder, Willa Cather. 022248

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A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut, Kurt
82 A Man Without A Country
Vonnegut, Kurt
Seven Stories Press 2005 158322713X / 9781583227138 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition (stated), first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean ivory boards with blue stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blue endpapers. 146 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Vonnegut's hilariously funny and razor-sharp look at life, art, politics, himself, and the condition of the soul of America today. 026412

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Armageddon in Retrospect And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace, Vonnegut, Kurt
83 Armageddon in Retrospect And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace
Vonnegut, Kurt
New York Putnam 2008 0399155082 / 9780399155086 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Pristine black boards with small army tank design and dark black lettering on cover, clean red cloth spine with black lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author in color and black and white. Introduction by Mark Vonnegut. 234 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025781

Price: 20.00 USD
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As We Were Saying, Warner, Charles Dudley
84 As We Were Saying
Warner, Charles Dudley
New York Harper & Brothers 1891 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Jacket Harry Whitney McVickar, illustrator 
First Edition, clean and solid decorated American trade binding. Small book (6" x 3-1/2") of essays, with lovely illustrations and page decorations by Harry Whitney McVickar, including frontispiece with printed tissue guard. Dark green cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover and spine. No soiling or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. (Lovely small old custom bookplate on front fixed endpaper). 219 pages. 023450

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Backlog Studies, Warner, Charles Dudley
85 Backlog Studies
Warner, Charles Dudley
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1899 Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket Edward H. Garrett, Illustrator 
Decorated binding. Very clean brown ribbed cloth boards with gilt decoration and 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 marks. Gilt top edges. 257 pgs. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard; eleven additional illustrations. 011692

Price: 30.00 USD
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Bird Paradise, Wicks, John Bartlett
86 Bird Paradise
Wicks, John Bartlett
Philadelphia George W. Jacobs and Company 1914 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Lovely book illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean green marbled paper covered boards with paste-on photo illustration (unworn), green lettering; dark green cloth spine with gold lettering. Very small spot of wear to one lower corner tip. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 272 pages with index. A wonderful book of essays on birds and bird behavior, migration, habits and habitat. 025187

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American Characteristics and Other Essays, Wilder, Thornton
87 American Characteristics and Other Essays
Wilder, Thornton
New York Harper & Row 1979 0060146397 / 9780060146399 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated) with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Blue cloth boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; hint of fading. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 298 pp. Edited by Donald Gallup; Foreword by Isabel Wilder. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020264

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As Talked in the Sanctum, Wildman, Rounsevelle
88 As Talked in the Sanctum
Wildman, Rounsevelle
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company 1900 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. (signed binding - monogram TBH - Theodore B. Hapgood). Clean light green cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration, gold line rule border on cover, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 257 pages. 022405

Price: 32.00 USD
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Red - Passion and Patience in the Desert, Williams, Terry Tempest
89 Red - Passion and Patience in the Desert
Williams, Terry Tempest
New York Random House Inc 2001 0375420770 / 9780375420771 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line on copyright page, in unclipped jacket. Clean rust red boards with brown spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with topographical maps; no names, writing or marks. 258 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Traces the author's lifelong love of and commitment to the desert, as she explores why America's redrock wilderness matters to the soul of this country, briding the divide between the political and the poetic with her beautiful essays. 018408

Price: 18.00 USD
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The London Scene: Five Essays, Woolf, Virginia
90 The London Scene: Five Essays
Woolf, Virginia
New York Random House 1982 0394528662 / 9780394528663 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unchipped, unclipped jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 44 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (10.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020053

Price: 15.00 USD
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