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A FLOATING CITY and THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS, Verne, Jules
1 Verne, Jules A FLOATING CITY and THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS
Glasgow, Manchester, and New York George Routledge and Sons Reprint Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A volume in The Jules Verne Library. Translated by Henry Frith, printed by the Crystal Palace Press. Publishers blue cloth with cover illustrations front and spine. This volume with the bookseller stamp for Doxey, Importers, San Francisco. Undated copy, later 1880s to early 1890s. ; 5" x 7"; 270, [2] (ads) pp; William Doxey would become a printer and later publish The Lark. ; Covers worn, discolored spine and area of front panel, waterstaining at spine top seen only from outside the book (not visible on pages), prior owner name stamped on FFEP. Spine cocked, hinges remain solid, a few creased corners, one with a tiny loss, foxing to page edges. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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A grouping of six titles on Ozark folk tales, each signed and with presentation inscriptions by the author to Irene and Jack Carlisle, Randolph, Vance
2 Randolph, Vance A grouping of six titles on Ozark folk tales, each signed and with presentation inscriptions by the author to Irene and Jack Carlisle
1947-1976 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
The included titles are: Ozark Superstitions (1947), The Devils Pretty Daughter and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1955), The Talking Turtle and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1957), Sticks in the Knapsack and Other Ozark Folk Tales (1958), Hot Springs and Hell and other Folk Jests and Anecdotes from the Ozarks (1965) and Pissing in the Snow and Other Ozark Folktales (1976). Books signed by this author are uncommon. Taken together, they provide a window into the author's longtime relationship with the Carlisles. Detailed descriptions of each title are available upon request. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; Signed by Author; The first title is without jacket and has a bit more wear than the others. The remaining titles have jackets with some edgewear including small losses. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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3 Balzac, Honoré de; George Saintsbury (Introductions) BALZAC'S NOVELS (Illustrated Sterling Edition - set complete in 18 volumes)
Boston Dana Estes & Company (1901) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
A finely bound set, with leather (calf) spines and corners, spines with red labels denoting series title, gilt decorations and individual volume titles on spine, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, each volume with guarded frontispiece and additional illustrations on plates. Note that this set is heavy. It has been priced to include USPS Media Mail shipping within the continental U.S. for the normal shipping charge. Shipping to other locations or by other methods will cost more. ; 5-1/2" x 8"; Still an attractive set, though with flaws. Individual volume conditions vary from Good to VG+. Many volumes have minor defects, such as nicked corners, wear at spine tops, wear along edges of boards. Four volumes have waterstaining, seen faintly on the spine and page edges, limited within to the first and last few pages, no odor. One volume has two loose signatures. A few volumes show splts to the leather at the hinges. Hinges remain solid, no ownership markings, pages clean and unmarked. Additional info and images available on request. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Bancroft Library of the World's Short Masterpieces -- AUTHORS, Ward, Artemis, George Macdonald, Max Adeler, Samuel Lover and others
4 Ward, Artemis, George Macdonald, Max Adeler, Samuel Lover and others Bancroft Library of the World's Short Masterpieces -- AUTHORS
Los Angeles, Cal. Sanderson-Whitten Company 1901 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Contents include: A Terrible Temptation / F.C. Burnand -- George de Barnwell / William M. Thackeray -- A prophetic account of a grand natural epic poem, to be entitled "The Wellingtoniad," and to be published A.D. 2824 (November 1824) / Thomas B. Macaulay -- St. Twel'mo; or, The Cuneiform Cyclopedist of Chattanooga / John Paul -- Lessons in Biography / Rev. John Beresford --John Jenkins; or, The Smoker Reformed / Bret Harte -- Ho-Fi of the Yellow Girdle / T.T.T -- Walton Redivivus, a New River Eclogue / Thomas Hood. Red cloth, white spine label, frontispiece and the occasional additional illustration on plates. [A hard-to-find title, with some bibliographical oddities. It appears to be a low budget reprint of a volume in the 1870s Treasure Trove Series. The same publisher created another title Half Hours with Great Humorists listing the same authors. Also, the word Authors is taken from the spine; it does not appear at all on the title page. OCLC reports three volumes in series, and but five holdings of this title, none of which are close to the Bancroft Library.] ; 5" x 7-1/2"; 238 pp; Covers lightly soiled and edgeworn, solid hinges, endpapers soiled, paper quite toned, pages clean and unmarked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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CHANGING, Ullman, Liv
5 Ullman, Liv CHANGING
Taipei, Taiwan Imperial Book, Sound & Gift Co. Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A printing not normally found, from Taipei, in inexpensive cloth with newsprint-like paper. Publishers red cloth, gold spine lettering, copyright page contains publication info mostly in Chinese. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; 244 pp; Book has little wear, solid binding, pages clean and free of tears or writing. Lightly shelfworn jacket has a single 1/2" closed tear and is lightly toned along the top edge of the front. Jacket retains original $8.95 price and "A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection" on inside front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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CONJUROR'S HOUSE: A Romance of the Free Forest, White, Stewart Edward
6 White, Stewart Edward CONJUROR'S HOUSE: A Romance of the Free Forest
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1903 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Publishers green cloth, front cover with decorated with blindstamped and dark green trees, gilt lettering to front cover and spine, frontispiece and five additional b&w illustrations on plates, publishers ads ata rear. This copy with an inscription on the front free endpaper penned and signed by the author: To Mr. Charles T. Scott / None genuine without the signature / Stewart Edward White. ; 5-1/4" x 7-1/2"; 260, [12] (ads) pp; Signed by Author; Light cover wear, spine a bit dulled, solid hinges, prior owner bookplate to front free endpaper, both endpapers with yellowed tape residue, a single digit penned to rear free endpaper, text pages are clean and unmarked. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Den Förlorade Sonen (The Prodigal Son - translated into Swedish), Caine, Hall (Translated by Louise Arosenius)
7 Caine, Hall (Translated by Louise Arosenius) Den Förlorade Sonen (The Prodigal Son - translated into Swedish)
Stockholm A. B. Bohlin & Co. 1922 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A later printing of a work originally translated into Swedish in 1904. Spamersche Buchdruckerei in Leipzig. Beautifully bound with leather corners and spine, five spine bands, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Marbled boards and endpapers. Two volumes bound into one book. ; 5" x 7-1/2"; 208+299 pp; A beautiful book, with only traces of wear at the tips of the binding. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Doctor's Oral, Stewart, George R.
8 Stewart, George R. Doctor's Oral
New York Random House 1939 First Edition; Stated First Printing Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Publishers blue cloth, front board and spine with illustration of mortarboard in black and gilt, gilt spne lettering, endpapers illustrated in blue. This copy is signed by George R. Stewart in blue ink on the half-title page; uncommon thus. ; 5-1/4" x 8"; 259 pp; Signed by Author; Covers lightly worn, binding slightly cocked; hinges remain solid, a few pages have tiny brown spots at the page margin, otherwise clean and unmarked. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Douglas Adams's STARSHIP TITANIC: A Novel, Jones, Terry
9 Jones, Terry Douglas Adams's STARSHIP TITANIC: A Novel
New York Harmony Books 1997 0-609-60103-2 / 9780609601037 Stated First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Mottled black paper boards, black cloth spine with gilt lettering. Black illustrated dust jacket. This copy with the signatures of both Terry Jones and Douglas Adams on the title page. ; 5-3/4" x 8-1/2"; x, 246 pp; Signed by All Authors; No wear of note to book or jacket. Jacket with Autographed Copy sticker to front panel, not price clipped ($20.00), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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10 Blatty, William Peter Elsewhere
Baltimore Cemetery Dance Publications 2009 1-58767-083-6 / 9781587670831 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Black cloth with silver lettering in pictorial dust jacket. #199 of 350 copies of First Limited Edition Printing. housed in gray cloth slipcover, and including authors signature on limitation page. ; 5-1/4" x 7-3/4"; 222 pp; Signed by Author; Little wear observed to book or jacket. Housed in slightly gubby cloth slipcase. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Hair of the Sleuthhound: Parodies of Mystery Fiction, Breen, Jon L.
11 Breen, Jon L. Hair of the Sleuthhound: Parodies of Mystery Fiction
Metuchen, N.J. The Scarecrow Press 1982 0-8108-1505-2 / 9780810815056 No printing noted Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Publishers black cloth, gilt decorative border to front cover, gilt lettering to spne. This copy bears the ink signature of the author (alone) on the front free endpaper. ; 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; x, 208 pp; Signed by Author; This book would be fine apart from the remnants of a prior heavy-handed bookseller who left pencil impressions on the front free endpaper that have not been entirely removed. No other wear of note. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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HIS LEVEL BEST, and Other Stories., Hale, Edward E.
12 Hale, Edward E. HIS LEVEL BEST, and Other Stories.
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Early science fiction with first appearance in book form of The Brick Moon. Rebound in maroon leatherette with stamp of The Dragon Bindery inside rear cover, gilt spine lettering, black endpapers. ; 5" x 7-1/4"; 293 pp; Covers are fine, solid binding, signatures are slightly offset from one another - as when binding was resewn, a few small stains to pages that are otherwise clean and free of tears or writing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Uba, Gregory Is a Mountain Just a Rock?
Sebastopol and Berkeley, CA Mina Press Publishing Co. (1984) 0-942610-03-2 / 9780942610031 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Stiff wraps, perfect bound, cover design by S. Nikki Laven. Rear cover incorrectly notes ISBN as 0-942610-0302; correctly shown on the copyright page (0-942610-03-2). $3.95 pirce to rear cover.; 5" x 7-1/2"; 164 pp; Publishers old stock with no wear of note. Unread. Multiple copies available. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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It Happened Years Ago, Bailie, Victoria W.
14 Bailie, Victoria W. It Happened Years Ago
New York, Washington, Hollywood Vantage Press 1967 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
An uncommon novel about a public health nurse in a place called Suburbia, California. Green cloth, black spine lettering, pictorial jacket. This copy has a typewritten note presenting "your free copy" and a copy of the publishers advertising flyer laid in (scan available for viewing upon request).; 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"; 249 pp; Corners slightly bumped. Jacket lightly rubbed and lightly worn along top and bottom edges, in clear protective cover, . 
Price: 30.00 USD
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JANE and JERRY, Whiteman, Edna; E. G. Sommer (Illustrations)
15 Whiteman, Edna; E. G. Sommer (Illustrations) JANE and JERRY
New York Thomas Nelson & Sons (1929) Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Light green cloth, blindstamped circle with image of title characters, black lettering front and spine, color frontispiece, decorative initial caps and illustrations within text. Light green jacket, illustration front and lettering in white. ; 5-3/4" x 8"; 210 pp; Front hinge cracked and a bit loose though holding well, lengthy inscription inside front cover from Roosevelt School in Ponca City [Oklahoma] including several classmate signatures, pages clean and otherwise unmarked. Jacket well-worn along edges, with small losses along top and bottom of spine, not price clipped ($1.50), in clear protective cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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JAZZ, Morrison, Toni
16 Morrison, Toni JAZZ
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1992 0-679-41167-4 / 9780679411673 Stated First Trade Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Black cloth, gilt lettering front and spine. Black dust wrapper, lettered in purple and yellow. This copy is SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. Laid in is a letter to and from unrelated parties, dated April 14, 1992, which notes that "Toni Morrison gave a spellbinding reading from her newest book." and notes that "I hope you find Jazz as captivating in print as it was at the reading." ; 5-3/4" x 8-1/2"; 229 pp; The book is lightly bumped at the top of the rear board, as is the jacket. The jacket also has a small closed tear (<1/8") at the top edge. It is not price clipped retaining the original $21.00 price and is protected by a fresh mylar cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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La fille unique de Lord Hamerless, Besbre, Pierre
17 Besbre, Pierre La fille unique de Lord Hamerless
Paris Fernand Nathan 1930 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Green paper boards, green cloth spine, front cover with illustration in diamond, text in French, illustrated with drawings. A volume in the Collection " or et noir ". ; 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" (13,3 x 18,4 cm); 254 pp; Boards rubbed and edgeworn, rear board with crack, front hinge tender, 1931 gift inscription to front free endpaper, spotting to endpapers, paper toned, binding cracked between pp 98-99, a few spots of soiling but pages are unmarked and generally clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Les Misérables, Hugo, Victor; Mead Schaeffer (Illustrated by)
18 Hugo, Victor; Mead Schaeffer (Illustrated by) Les Misérables
New York Dodd, Mead and Company Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
An abridgement of the original Hugo work, with added color illustrations. Black cloth, publishers emblem blindstamped to front board, gilt spine lettering, frontispiece and ten additional full page illustrations . Dust jacket with color cover by the artist, black lettering to front and spine. Undated, OCLC suggests 1925. ; 6-1/2" x 9"; ix, 585 pp; Front board bumped at upper right, a few pages at rear are opened roughy with loss of small pieces at margin. Otherwise little wear, no inscriptions, solid binding, clean and unmarked pages and plates. Dust jacket has some serious closed tears along bottom edge (about 1-1/2" with creasing in the area), rubbing along folds with small losses at top/bottom, a few waterspots on a lightly toned spine, lightly soiled on rear panel, protected by mylar cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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NOVEL WITH COCAINE (Advance uncorrected proofs), Ageyev, M.
19 Ageyev, M. NOVEL WITH COCAINE (Advance uncorrected proofs)
New York E. P. Dutton [1984] Advance Review Copy Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
M. Ageyev is a pseudonym. Original publication 1936; Translated from the Russian by Michael Henry Heim. Blue card covers, perfect bound, b&w cover illustration.; 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"; vii, 204 pp; Very slight cover wear, pages clean and unmarked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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PAUL et VIRGINIE suivi de la Chaumière Indienne, Sainte-Pierre, Bernardin de
20 Sainte-Pierre, Bernardin de PAUL et VIRGINIE suivi de la Chaumière Indienne
Paris Garnier Frères Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Nouvelle Edition. Précédé d'une notice sur l'auteur par Sainte-Beuve (Charles Augustin). Illustrations de Alexandre De Bar. Undated (late 19th century). An elegant binding with red cloth boards, blindstamped decorations, red leather spine with four raised bands, gilt spine decorations and lettering, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, guarded frontispiece and many additional illustrations. Text in French.; 6-1/2" x 9-1/2"; lxxxvii, 335 pp; Spine rubbed, corners lightly worn, the occasional spot of foxing. Binding tight with solid hinges, no tears or writing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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