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The Seigneurs of La Saulaye, Abbott, Johnston
1 The Seigneurs of La Saulaye
Abbott, Johnston
New York MacMillan 1928 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tiny previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 379 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price intact ($2.50 on front inside flap), some corner clipping to front flap, slight wear to paper at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An historical French adventure story. 015531

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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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Aeschylus I; Aeschylus II (Two volumes), Aeschylus
3 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

Price: 18.00 USD
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Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan, Albery, Nobuko
4 Balloon Top: A Novel of Growing Up in Japan
Albery, Nobuko
New York Pantheon 1978 0-394-50146-2 / 9780394501468 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean white cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 255 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, slight vertical crease to front panel, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a young girl growing up under the American occupation of Japan but coming of age during the tumultuous postwar sixties. 8vo. Japan. 015551

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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

Price: 25.00 USD
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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

Price: 250.00 USD
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Heroes of the Empty View, Aldridge, James
7 Heroes of the Empty View
Aldridge, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine and small illustration of man on camel blind stamped on front cover. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 428 pgs. Brightly colored orange dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed horizontal tear to spine and 2" vertically down to base along front spine edge. A few small closed tears along edges and some chipping to corners. Biography of author on rear panel. Jacket designed by Jean Carlu. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Empty View is the desert of the arab nomad, the desert of revolt. The Heroes are the tribal Arabs fighting for their traditional freedom, and against the machine age and its politics. A novel of man versus time and change, the man of the story being modeled somewhat after T. E. Lawrence. 8 Vo. Middle East. 014463

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The Running Tide, Aleksander, Irina
8 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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9 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Archetypes of the Family in Literature, Armens, Sven
10 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Swan of Usk, Ashton, Helen
11 The Swan of Usk
Ashton, Helen
New York MacMillan 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and address written on front fixed endpaper. 320 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket with price intact, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical novel about the life of Henry Vaughan, Welsh Royalit soldier, country physician, mystic and poet. 8vo. Fiction. 015046

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Pride and Prejudice, Austen, Jane
12 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon, Bacon, Francis
13 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Advancement of Learning, Bacon, Francis
14 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Land of Rumbelow, Baker, Carlos
15 The Land of Rumbelow
Baker, Carlos
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, with "A" on copyright page. Unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 370 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one very short edge tear at top rear panel edge, with just a hint of edge wear. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel about a man who has slowly surrendered to an overwhelming belief in the evil of human life, but who, due to events and circumstances, emerges from a personal hell into light and life. 8vo. Fiction. 016407

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Servants of the Map, Barrett, Andrea
16 Servants of the Map
Barrett, Andrea
New York W.W. Norton & Co. 2002 0-393-04348-7 / 9780393043488 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean marbled beige boards with gold lettering on tan spine. Author's name in gold on front cover. Binding is tight and square. Bumping to front top corner tip. Pages are clean and bright; clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, small closed tear at upper front flap fold corner, soft wrinkle at same corner. 267 pgs. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.Literature. 014263

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Window in Thrums, Barrie, J. M.
17 A Window in Thrums
Barrie, J. M.
New York Dodd Mead 1896 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Clifton Johnson, Ilustrator 
Decorated American trade binding (signed binding - GWE - George Wharton Edwards). Clean green cloth boards with black, gold, green and white decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or fading; very tiny pinpoint spot of wear at lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges, clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrations by Clifton Johnson. Introduction by Clifton Johnson. 272 pages with glossary. Copyright 1896 by Dodd Mead on both title page and copyright page. Clear protective (removable) mylar cover. 023319

Price: 70.00 USD
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Auld Licht Idylls, Barrie, J. M.
18 Auld Licht Idylls
Barrie, J. M.
Chicago Donohue, Henneberry & Co. 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - no date of publication, circa 1900. Small book, size approx. 6" x 4-1/2". Clean brown cloth boards with elaborate silver decoration and circular title box on cover, silver lettering and decoration on spine. Mere hint of very light surface wear to spine corners, no fraying or fading. Binding is tight, pages are clean, with slight tanning. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 192 pages. 024291

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Exquisite Perdita, Barrington, E.
19 The Exquisite Perdita
Barrington, E.
New York Dodd Mead 1926 Limited Presentation Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Signed
Clean blue silk cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear at base of spine, very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers. PRESENTATION EDITION, LIMITED TO TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES, SIGNED BY THE PUBLISHER. Color frontis portrait of Perdita Robinson with clean tissue guard. Printed on high quality paper. 377 pgs. 014093

Price: 75.00 USD
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Once in Aleppo, Barton, Donald R.
20 Once in Aleppo
Barton, Donald R.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Slightest hint of fading to lower front board corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. "A" on copyright page indicating first printing. 424 pgs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has faint water stain to lower spine & rear corner of back panel, unchipped edges, narrow scratch/chip to lower rear corner panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A vividly romantic story moves at a lively pace--set in the Middle East country of Turaq. 8vo. Fiction. 015843

Price: 30.00 USD
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