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About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress, Abbot, Anthony
1 About the Murder of the Clergyman's Mistress
Abbot, Anthony
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 Reprint Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition. Originally published by Covici-Friede, Inc. in 1931, this book is scarcer than hen's teeth in any edition. A "Thatcher Colt" Detective Mystery. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, Light soiling, with slight fading to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Front free endpaper has name at top edge of front free endpaper that has been covered over with a black crayon. No other marks. 284 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. An engaging mystery story about the strange death of the Reverend Timothy Beazeley and of Evelyn Saunders, his beatuiful choir singer. 026567

Price: 40.00 USD
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Captain Martha Mary, Abbott, Avery
2 Captain Martha Mary
Abbott, Avery
New York Century Co. 1912 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original jacket, decorated binding. "Published April 1912" on copyright page, 1912 on title page. Clean green cloth boards (decorated binding with yellow and brown sunflower decoration on cover). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautifully penned brief previous owner inscription dated 1919 on front free endpaper. 211 pp. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. Original illustrated jacket has a few small chips, very light soiling, 1.00 net price on cover and spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019577

Price: 30.00 USD
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A Night of Their Own, Abrahams, Peter
3 A Night of Their Own
Abrahams, Peter
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, silver decorative band on boards and spine, silver lettering. Light bumping and fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips at spine, light wear at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 007834

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Golden Fleece ( La Toison D'or), Achard, Amedee
4 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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Improbable: A Novel, Adam Fawer
5 Improbable: A Novel
Adam Fawer
New York William Morrow 2005 0060736771 / 9780060736774 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Author's debut novel. Clean teal green boards with black spine, metallic 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. 403 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A riveting story of chance, fate, and numbers, and one man's strange journey past the boundaries of the possible into the chilling realm of the improbable. 023788

Price: 15.00 USD
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Red of the Dawn - A Story of A Minister and His Wife, Adam, Cecile Belle
6 Red of the Dawn - A Story of A Minister and His Wife
Adam, Cecile Belle
New York Daniel Ryerson, Inc. 1937 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Immaculate clean and bright red cloth boards with crisp stamped black lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning). Signed by author on front free endpaper: "Greetings - Cecile Belle Adam". 320 pages. Clean dust jacket (design by W. G. Adam 1937) has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears,one small v-shaped chip at top edge of rear panel. Nice photo of author on front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Religious novel of two young idealists who go out from college with the hope of bettering a materialistic world. First the World War separates the newlyweds. Then follows a series of disappointments, doubts and disillusionments. An "inside view" of parsonage life in a young minister's family. 025416

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Game They Play, Adams, Guy
7 The Game They Play
Adams, Guy
London Hutchinson & Co. 1944 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red boards with black lettering on spine. Hint of light bumping to spine ends, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and endpapers are clean; no names, writing or marks. Very small spot to bottom page edges. 224 pgs. Clean illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped ( price has line through it with new price penned above). A few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Scarce book. 5" x 7-1/2". Fiction. 017208

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Iron Wolf and Other Stories, Adams, Richard
8 The Iron Wolf and Other Stories
Adams, Richard
London Allen Lane/Penguin 1980 071391341X / 9780713913415 First Cloth Bds Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 142 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fiction. 001127

Price: 10.00 USD
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Canal Town, Adams, Samuel Hopkins
9 Canal Town
Adams, Samuel Hopkins
New York Random House 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Third printing in clean illustrated dust jacket. Very nice copy. Light blue cloth boards with gold and dark blue lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name on front free endpaper. 466 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket designed by William Sharp is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A romantic novel about a young doctor coming to Palmyra, New York and set against the building of the Erie Canal. 026626

Price: 15.00 USD
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More Fables, Ade, George
10 More Fables
Ade, George
Chicago Herbert S. Stone 1900 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket Clyde J. Newman, Illustrator Signed
First Edition, decorated American trade binding, SIGNED by author, and SIGNED by illustrator with added original sketch. Small book (approx. 6" x 4-1/2"). Yellow cloth boards with green and black decoration, lettering and line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Very tasteful small custom bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated by Clyde J. Newman. Lovely small original ink sketch of woman in an apron by Clyde J. Newman with his signature below with date Nov. 13, 1900 is on back of blank fly leaf. Opposite this, on the front free endpaper, is inscription and signature of author: "To The Gussys - George Ade - Chicago - Nov. 19, 1900." 218 pages. 023449

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel, Alaa Al Aswany
11 The Automobile Club of Egypt: A novel
Alaa Al Aswany
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2015 0307957217 / 9780307957214 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in brand new condition. Very clean yellow boards with deeper yellow cloth spine bright gold lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 475 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026206

Price: 20.00 USD
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12 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.
13 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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Little Men, Alcott, Louisa M.
14 Little Men
Alcott, Louisa M.
New York Complete Authorized Edition 1913 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in charming color illustrated jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. 376 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has one small corner chip at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022774

Price: 30.00 USD
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To Live As We Wish, Aldanov, Mark
15 To Live As We Wish
Aldanov, Mark
New York E. P. Dutton 1952 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with circular lavender title box, gold lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling and corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by Nicholas Wreden. 512 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears, light soiling to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A Russian novel, set in the time period after World War II, moving from Nice to Paris to a Trans-Atlantic ocean liner and on to New York. Its pages are alive with vibrant characters: Nadia, an ambitious Russian girl who aspires to be a Hollywood actress; Dummler, a liberal philosopher; Pembroke, a kind but shrewd motion picture producer. 021523

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Story of A Bad Boy, Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
16 The Story of A Bad Boy
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1897 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding. Copyright date 1897. Green cloth boards with black decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (previous owner name in light pencil on front free endpaper). Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard, 18 additional illustrations. 261 pages. 022411

Price: 30.00 USD
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Signed with Their Honour, Aldridge, James
17 Signed with Their Honour
Aldridge, James
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1942 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Light blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine and front cover. Very light fading/soiling to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square. Pages and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 392 pgs. 014654

Price: 6.00 USD
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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
18 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

Price: 15.00 USD
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Heavenly date and other flirtations, Alexander McCall Smith
19 Heavenly date and other flirtations
Alexander McCall Smith
Canongate Books 2003 1841954667 / 9781841954660 Unknown Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean book and dust jacket. Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean purple endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 200 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hilarious collection of stories about the trials, tribulations and delights of dating. 026465

Price: 10.00 USD
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Tony the Tramp, Alger, Horatio
20 Tony the Tramp
Alger, Horatio
New York Hurst & Co. 1900 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
No date, circa 1900. Clean green cloth boards with full color unworn paste-on illustration (man in boots with whip over shoulder next to white horse in harness). Very light wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 251 pages. 023901

Price: 15.00 USD
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