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Heavenly date and other flirtations, Alexander McCall Smith
1 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

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A Bachelor Husband, Ayres, Ruby M.
2 A Bachelor Husband
Ayres, Ruby M.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1920 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in clean original illustrated dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with black title box, brown lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying, very light surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Previous owner name on front fixed endpaper. Frontispiece illustration by Paul Stahr. Pages and edges are clean (slight browning). 312 pages. Enchanting dust jacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges (max. of 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A newly married woman turns to another man for comfort when she learns she has been married for her money through overhearing the chance remark of her husband's friend. 026721

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The Branding Iron, Burt, Katharine Newlin
3 The Branding Iron
Burt, Katharine Newlin
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1919 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean yellow-green cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Very slight surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 310 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. Dust jacketi s clean, with some small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The scene of this novel is laid partly in the Wyoming wilderness and partly in New York City. The story tells of the evolution of Joan Carver from a passionate and primitive woman of the mountains to a successful New York actress. The two men who influence her most strongly are her cowboy husband, whom she marries after a few hours acquaintance, and an over-civilized author, a man of the city who amuses himself with Joan. A thrilling story of love, hate, wrong, aned atonement. 025522

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Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I, Cartland, Barbara
4 Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I
Cartland, Barbara
England 1979 Paperback Very Good+ Signed
11" x 14" framed color photograph of author Barbara Cartland standing in front of a huge and ancient tree planted by Queen Elizabeth I of England, with her autograph below it (Love, Barbara Cartland), and a "Lucky Oak Leaf" from the tree in a see-through custom printed envelope below that. Also a typed 5-paragraph note from Barbara Cartland on her personal stationery on rear of framed picture regarding the oak leaf keepsake. Also included are three paperback romance novels by Miss Cartland in excellent condition (titles: The Prude and the Prodigal - Bantam, first printing,October, 1980; A Circus for Love - Pan, first printing, 1987; The Ghost Who Fell in Love, Bantam, first printing, 1979). After her death in May of 2000, Dame Barbara Cartland was interred at her private estate in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, under this very tree that had been planted by Queen Elizabeth I. Miss Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. She also wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. In January, 1988, Cartland received the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, the highest honour of the city of Paris, for publishing 25 million books in France. She wrote her last book at age 97 and died just shy of her 99th birthday in May of 2000. 024117

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The Christy Girl, Christy, Howard Chandler
5 The Christy Girl
Christy, Howard Chandler
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1906 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Howard Chandler Christy; Earl Stetson Crawford 
First Edition, Published November, 1906. Beautiful decorated binding with oval paste-on illustration of a young woman by Howard Chandler Christy. Book is clean, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Beautiful decorated endpapers - old price and number notation in upper corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrated in color by Howard Chandler Christy, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. Decorations by Earl Stetson Crawford. High quality, heavy paper, unpaginated. Size approx. 7-1/4" x 9-3/4" 025456

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Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row, Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
6 Yours for Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row
Damien; Davis, Lorri Echols
New York Blue Rider Press (Penguin Group) 2014 039916619X / 9780399166198 First Hardback FIne Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean maroon boards with blind stamped metallic lettering on cover, brown spine with stamped metallic lettering. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. 427 pages. Clean dust jacket is unworn, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most unlikely -- and unforgettable -- true love stories. Damien Echols was just eighteen years old when he was condemned to death for a crime he didn't commit. His case--that of the infamous "West Memphis Three" -- gained notoriety after a documentary, "Paradise Lost", exposed the biased nature of the trial and Echols as the charming--and tragic--figure at its center. New York City Architect Lorri Davis saw the documentary and was forever changed. She sent a letter to Damien, from which sprung a 16 year correspondence. 025668

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The Garden Without Walls, Dawson, Coningsby
7 The Garden Without Walls
Dawson, Coningsby
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1922 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Grosset & Dunlap edition in beautiful old illustrated dust jacket. Scarce title. Clean green cloth boards with brown 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 clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 491 pages. Dust jacket has 1" closed tear at base of front panel, tiny closed tears at top and bottom spine edges, no chips, some very faint soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A story of romance spanning England, Italy and France; coming to fruition in America. 025620

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Love and the Spanish, Epton, Nina
8 Love and the Spanish
Epton, Nina
Cleveland and New York The World Publishing Co. 1961 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean red cloth boards with black illustrations on cover and spine. Gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. No bumping or edgewear. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very tiny chip at top spine corner, 3/4" closed tear to bottom left corner of spine fold. Many black and white full page illustrations. 216 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Spanish attitude toward love, past and present. 014147

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Aspects of Love, Garnett, David
9 Aspects of Love
Garnett, David
New York Harcourt Brace 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First American Edition (stated) in original dust jacket. Clean paper decorated boards with clean blue cloth spine, pink and white lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 188 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has small edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A finely spun web of comedy and amorous intrigue. 023707

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A Passion Flower, Garvice, Charles
10 A Passion Flower
Garvice, Charles
New York The Federal Book Company 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
A clean hardcover book with an unusual and strikingly beautiful paste-on illustration on the cover (clean and unchipped). Blue cloth boards with black single rule line border, small black trident decorations, red lettering, black and white illustration of a woman on the cover. No fading or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner Christmas inscription dated Dec 25th, 1905 neatly penned on front paste down. No other marks. 365 pages + 22 page intro to "Poor and Proud" at rear of book. Small book seller's ticket in upper corner of rear pastedown (Scroggie's - Montreal). 024941

Price: 25.00 USD
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Teresa or Her Demon Lover, Gray, Austin K.
11 Teresa or Her Demon Lover
Gray, Austin K.
New York Scribners 1945 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. "A" indicating first printing appears on copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Fading to top spine edge and small line of fading just below center of spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Frank R. Stone with kind regards from Austin K. Gray - Nov. 9, 1945." Illustrated with black and white plates. 385 pages with index. Colorfully illustrated jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has up to 1/2" chipping at top spine edge, narrow ragged chip at spine center, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The biography of Te3resa Guiccioli, the last of Lord Byron's "ladies." Their love affair lasted over four years, four times as long as any of Byron's other alliances -- and was terminated only by his sailing for Greece to meet his death at Missolonghi. 022847

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Professional Hero, Greig, Maysie
12 Professional Hero
Greig, Maysie
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (stated), in clean unclipped original jacket. Light brown cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to endpapers; no names, writing or marks. All text pages clean and bright. 272 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of twin brothers, one of whom (David) is commissioner of a British colony in Africa. The other brother, Daniel, disappears on a hazardous mission. David is asked to return to England and take over his brother's job, personality and identity, even his fiancee and wedding plans. 021360

Price: 65.00 USD
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The Desired Woman, Harben, Will N.
13 The Desired Woman
Harben, Will N.
New York A. L. Burt 1913 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in beautiful old dust jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with small decoration on cover and spine, stamped cream lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Beautiful color-tinted frontispiece.407 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few small edge chips, very light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026722

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The Unknown Garden, Holloway, Rupert
14 The Unknown Garden
Holloway, Rupert
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1941 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with very neatly penned previous owner name on front free endpaper. 319 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, a few tiny faint spots to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A beautifully written romantic novel of love between a man from a poverty-stricken background and a woman who comes from wealth. 026861

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Wilderness Bride, Johnson, Annabel and Edgar
15 Wilderness Bride
Johnson, Annabel and Edgar
New York Harper & Row 1962 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in unclipped illustrated dustjacket. Clean color illustrated cloth boards, small tape residue to rear board edge. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with exception of tape outline shadow marks at top and bottom edges of front and rear free endpaper. 232 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with some surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020316

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Death in Zanzibar, Kaye, Mary Margaret
16 Death in Zanzibar
Kaye, Mary Margaret
New York St Martins Press 1983 0312186231 / 9780312186234 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean light gray boards with clean unfaded blue-black cloth spine, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean dark blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 270 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, very small surface scratch on rear panel (1/2"). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A masterpiece of mystery and romance set in Zanzibar. 018389

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Welcome Home, Mrs. Jordan, Lambert, Janet
17 Welcome Home, Mrs. Jordan
Lambert, Janet
New York Dutton 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second printing (November, 1953) in clean bright original dust jacket. Clean rose red cloth boards with blue author initials logo on cover, blue title box on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration by Dorothy Bailey Morse. 192 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears - illustrated with a charming picture of man in uniform carrying his wife over the thresh-hold, two dogs at their feet. Jacket enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plans change as a new bride accompanies her husband to Panama, then homesickness strikes. A hilarious and thoughtfully romantic story. 026167

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Passionate Love Letters: An Anthology of Desire, Lovric, Michelle
18 Passionate Love Letters: An Anthology of Desire
Lovric, Michelle
New York Shooting Star Press, Inc. 1996 1-57335-534-8 / 9781573355346 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Deep rose cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Lovely marbled endpapers, many unique attachments and fold-out letters, wax seals, etc. Every page is beautifully illustrated. Correspondence between famous lovers throughout history. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 9-1/2 x 9". Romance. 008560

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19 The Best Man
MacGrath
Indianapolis, Indiana Bobbs Merrill 1907 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket Wille Grefe, Franklin Booth, illustrators 
First Edition, First Printing (with "October" below copyright date). Decorated American trade binding - ribbed green cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration and stamped gold lettering, clean oval paste-on illustration (unworn). No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Tiny small white spot to rear board. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with lovely illustrations by Will Grefe, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. No names, writing or marks. Page decorations by Franklin Booth. 207 pages. 026904

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The Reclaimers, McCarter, Margaret Hill
20 The Reclaimers
McCarter, Margaret Hill
New York A. L. Burt 1918 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
A. L. Burt edition in beautiful old dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to edges, no fraying. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Color frontispiece illustration. 363 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket haschipping at top and bottom spine edges, wear at front spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the sagebrush country of western Kansas. There are fortunes lost and made, there are floods--there is a real big love romance--and a mystery that will hold the attention of the best mystery solvers. 026723

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