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An Abridgement of the Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D.D., to Which is Added A Supplement Being a Selection of More Than Three Hundred Hymns from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects

By: (ed.) Winchell, James M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, James Loring & Lincoln & Edmands: 1823

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 1084

Condition: Fair


Unpaginated. Lists 687 hymns + 312 hymns in the supplement (words, no music). 6th Edition (stated). Bound in contemporary full calf, leather spine label with title stamped in gilt. Printed in double columns. A scarce hymnal. Winchell wrote a couple of sermons published in book form on the history of First Baptist Church in Boston, MA which was printed in 1820. He served as the pastor there. Prior to that he served as the founding pastor of First Baptist Church in Bristol... 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

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

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

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

Even the Stars Look Lonesome

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House of Canada: 1997

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 022472

Condition: Fine


145pp. 1st Canadian Edition. Original purple cloth over black cloth. Some pen scribbling to the back panel. View more info

The Apostle

By: Asch, Sholem

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1943

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 006042

Condition: Very Good


754pp. Translated by Maurice Samuel. Gutter exposed between the half title and the facing page. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. A novel based on the life of St. Paul which was somewhat controversial owing to Asch's Yiddish background. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

A World of Profit

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 919

Condition: Fine


265pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. The jacket is price clipped, has some surface scuffing and a couple of small closed tears. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Juvenilia: Poems, 1922-1928

By: Auden, W.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton Univ. Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 936

Condition: Fine


263pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Sunrise Trumpets

By: Auslander, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros.: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 839

Condition: Very Good


73pp. Author's first book. This copy warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. He writes, "Miss A___ F____ in exalted memory of a night with Hartford-from a house-breaker cookie monger Joseph Auslander." Corners bumped, one corner rubbed through. Spine lettering dulled. Lacking the dust jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Dr. Lebanon and his Daughters

By: Austin, Jane G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 992

Condition: Very Good


460pp. Original decorative buckram cloth, stamped in brown. Top third of the front free endpaper is torn away. Some foxing to the early pages of the text. Corners bumped, top corners rubbed through at the tips. Spine darkened. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Prodigal Village; A Christmas Tale

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1513

Condition: Very Good


176pp. Ownership inscription on the ffep. Ffep darkened from poor binding glue. Pastedowns spotted. All edges of text spotted. Corners bumped. The jacket has some surface insect damage to the spine with several tiny holes. The jacket shows some spotting to the back panel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

The Wonderful Tree and Golden Day Stories

By: Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Albert Whitman & Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 573

Condition: Very Good


254pp. Original brown cloth, titles stamped in gilt, color pictorial pasteon on the front cover, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by John Eugene Dash. Ownership ink stamp on the front pastedown. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Spine lettering dulled. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine ends worn. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Widow Seymour: A Story for Youth and Age

By: Baker, William E.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.A. Wagenseller: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 903

Condition: Very Good


632pp. Original green cloth, all edges stained red as issued, a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover (cross, crown and anchor), spine title stamped in gilt. Frontispiece illustration of a rabbit hunting party on horseback near Germantown, PA. An evangelical moralistic tale. Scarce. We cannot locate any copies listed for sale anywhere online. Corners bumped and rubbed, two corners rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Border Crossing

By: Barker, Pat

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus, Giroux: 2001

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 015627

Condition: Very Good


215pp. Light wear to the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Tommy and Grizel

By: Barrie, James M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1900

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 800

Condition: Near Fine


509pp. + 2pp. ads. Original decorative cloth with a botanical vignette stamped on the front cover in red, green, black and white on the front cover. Lettering stamped in gilt on the front cover and the spine. Traces of shelfwear to the extremities. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Dream of Fair to Middling Women

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dublin, The Black Cat Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 701

Condition: As New


241pp. Edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier. Foreword by Eoin O'Brien. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Waiting for the End of the World

By: Bell, Madison Smartt

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Ticknor & Fields: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019602

Condition: Very Good


322pp. Original orange paper over black cloth, spine lettering in gilt foil. No previous ownership inscriptions. One corner gently bumped. Top edge of the text block spotted. The jacket has chipping at the head of the spine and some faint spotting to the back panel. View more info