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Wallace Stevens; Collected Poetry and Prose

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Library of America: 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1602

Condition: Fine


1032pp. Decorative endpapers. Silk bookmark sewn in. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Vale and Other Poems

By: A.E. [George W. Russell]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1931

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 985

Condition: Very Good


50pp. 1st American Edition. Original rose colored cloth with blue paper spine label and label on the front cover. Russell was a contemporary of Yeats and introduced James Joyce to him. Frank O'Connor considered him to be the literary father to three generations of Irish writers. Lettering on spine label almost completely dulled. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Peter Pan and the Only Children

By: Adair, Gilbert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 023757

Condition: Near Fine


135pp. Illustrated. Traces of shelfwear to the bottom edge of the binding. View more info

A Nation of Nations

By: Adamic, Louis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros.: 1945

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 1133

Condition: Near Fine


399pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A circular from the publisher and the author advertising autographed copies of the book is laid in; checks are made payable to Louis Adamic. Spine a little darkened. Lacking the dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Life, the Universe and Everything

By: Adams, Douglas

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, Harmony Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 023150

Condition: Near Fine


227pp. 1st Edition. Original black cloth with lettering and decoration stamped in neon green foil. Purple endpapers. This copy signed by the author on the half title. The third and final book in the Hitchhiker trilogy. Tiny, light brown colored stain to the bottom edge of the text block, not bleeding into the bottom margin at all. Traces of wear to the edges of the jacket. View more info

Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 758

Condition: Very Good


134pp. Original blue cloth, lettering stamped in gilt, small vignette on front cover stamped in blind. Includes A Niece's Memories by Mabel La Farge. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Corners bumped. Head of spine worn. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1919

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1134

Condition: Very Good


317pp. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, spine title stamped in gilt. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 1919. Pages 262 through the end matter has a stain to the lower front margin which begins to affect the printed text around page 300. Corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres with A Niece's Memoirs By Mabel La Farge

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1920

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007587

Condition: Very Good


134pp. Corners bumped. Scuff mark on the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Clarion

By: Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co: 1914

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 018863

Condition: Very Good


418pp. Original red cloth with lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Ex-library with the usual markings. Corners bumped and rubbed through at the tips. Spine ends a bit frayed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Carver Country; The World of Raymond Carver

By: Adelman, Bob

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1527

Condition: Near Fine


160pp. Illustrated with photos by Adelman. Intro. by Tess Gallagher. One corner bumped. The jacket is tattered at the spine ends. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

A Death in the Family

By: Agee, James

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, McDowell, Oblansky: 1957

Edition: First Edition, Later Issue

Seller ID: 582

Condition: Very Good


339pp. "Waking" on page 80, title printed in black on the title page, "Pulitzer Prize Winner" printed on the front panel of the jacket). Original cloth. Two corners bumped. Some chipping at the spine ends on the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Dido and Pa

By: Aiken, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1986

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 019500

Condition: Very Good


258pp. Gift inscription to the half title. Some mottling to the cloth. 1.5 inch closed tear to the top edge of the front panel on the jacket. The jacket has a striking design by Edward Gorey. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

South of Superior

By: Airgood, Ellen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 015814

Condition: Very Good


372pp. Uncorrected Proof Copy. Author's first book. Spine creased. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Hand; or the Confession of an Executioner

By: Aleshkovsky, Yuz

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 019612

Condition: Very Good


261pp. Introduction by Joseph Brodsky. Translated by Susan Brownsberger. Top edge of the text block lightly foxed. Ink notation to the front pastedown. View more info

Abraham Lincoln, the Backwoods Boy; or, How a Young Rail-Splitter Became President

By: Alger Jr., Horatio

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, John R. Anderson & Henry S. Allen: 1883

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1217

Condition: Good


307pp. + 4pp. ads. 1st Edition, 1st Issue with this title listed as #2 in the advertisement opposite the preface as called for by Gardner (page 388-89) and Bennett is in agreement (#2, page 42). Bennett says that this is a second state since page 99 is printed in broken type (#2, page 42). Original decorative brown cloth, elaborately stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated. Back cover heavily waterstained. The heel of the spine is frayed. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Small mouse nibbling from the spine. One leaf loose in the binding. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Action At Aquila

By: Allen, Hervey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1523

Condition: Very Good


369pp. Some offsetting to the back endpapers and back pastedown. Some slight chipping to the spine ends. Some small closed tears to the back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Portrait in Sepia

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 021010

Condition: Fine


304pp. Original light brown paper over darker brown cloth, spine lettering stamped in copper foil. Pictorial endpapers. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. The jacket has traces of creasing. A nice copy. View more info

Cooks and Bakers: A Novel of the Vietnam War

By: Anderson, Robert A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Avon: 1982

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007599

Condition: Very Good


205pp. + 3pp. ads. Text browned. The spine is not creased, so I suspect this is an unread copy. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Let Me Finish

By: Angell, Roger

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Orlando, Harcourt: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021370

Condition: Very Good


302pp. Original blue cloth. Spine lettering stamped in black. Some staining to the boards. A few bumps to the edges of the same. The jacket has minor creasing and some minor soil to the back panel. View more info

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020521

Condition: Good


273pp. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Many pages folded at one corner (impromptu bookmarks). The back endpaper has a photocopied copy of Angelou's poem, "A Brave and Startling Truth" affixed with tape. Corners bumped. The heel of the spine shows a small area of discoloration. The jacket is edgeworn where the laminate is peeling and apparently dampstained, from an examination of the verso. Obviously a reading copy of the first edition. View more info