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AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY., Verne, Jules
1 AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY. Verne, Jules
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1899 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; (200 x 140 mm). 17 Plates of adventurous scenes. All plates are present and Near Fine. Publisher's pictorial red cloth, lettered in silver. Small darkened spot to front cover, spine slightly faded. First American editon and a very nice copy. ; 0 29397 
Price: 1495.00 USD
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APOCALYPSE., Lawrence, D. H.
2 APOCALYPSE. Lawrence, D. H.
London Martin Secker (1932) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages; 1st English ed. 8vo, orig. Blue cloth, gilt, top edge stained blue, other edges untrimmed; light edge wear, unclipped d/j (some chipping along top, just affecting top edge of title on front panel, minor dust soiling). See Roberts A57. Contents unmarked except for lightly penciled dealer notation. ; 0 26904 
Price: 119.95 USD
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ARTHUR MILLER: THE BURNING GLASS, {miller, Arthur} Huftel, Sheila with An Introduction by J. C. Trewin
3 ARTHUR MILLER: THE BURNING GLASS {miller, Arthur} Huftel, Sheila with An Introduction by J. C. Trewin
The Citadel Press, 1968 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages; Protected in acrylic. Perceptive commentary of his plays. Publ 1968 ; 0 21914 
Price: 34.95 USD
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CASTLE RICHMOND. A NOVEL., Trollope, Anthony
4 CASTLE RICHMOND. A NOVEL. Trollope, Anthony
N Y, N Y Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1860 First US Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; vi, (7)-474, [6] pages; The text is followed by a 6-page publisher's catalog at rear, but interestingly, tippd onto the front of the catalog is the cancelled title page to Miss Pardoe's, "A Life Struggle", published in New York in 1860 by W. I. Pooley & Co. Bound in publisher's black blind-panelled & decorated cloth. Front flyleaf removed, Ink ownership on both free endpapers. Contents tight, light foxing throughtout. Endpapers up to page 36 dampstained at lower edge, fore-edge and gutter margins, up to page 222 at edge of fore-edge, at rear last pages and endpapers dampstained at gutter margin. Binding rubbed at extremities, pieces missing at spine ends, corners bumped and rubbed through. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. ; 0 31865 
Price: 89.95 USD
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CATALOGUE OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS, Leon and Brother
5 CATALOGUE OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS Leon and Brother
NY Leon and Brother 1885 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Uncut, stiff wraps. Probably the first catalog of Americn First Editions. Listed by Author, eg Whitman, Walt, Leaves of Grass, 12 poems, folio 1855 $15.00.. ; 0 17339 
Price: 97.95 USD
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COUSIN HENRY. A NOVEL, Trollope, , Anthony
6 COUSIN HENRY. A NOVEL Trollope, , Anthony
London Chapman and Hall 1880 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; iv, 355, 8, [8] pages; 1st 1-Volume Edition. 12mo. First published in 2 volumes in 1879, this is the first one-volume edition, published in the following year as part of a set of his works. Ink ownership ffep, front interior hinge cracked, contents tight w/ just occasional scattered soiling. Binding soiled, spine darkened, lt fraying at spine ends; 0 31867 
Price: 199.95 USD
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Death in Deep Water, Kemprecos, Paul
7 Death in Deep Water Kemprecos, Paul
N Y, N Y Doubleday 1992 0385423799 / 9780385423793 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
1.3 x 8.2 x 5.6 Inches; 360 pages; 1st ptg. 8vo, orig. Bds. , d/j (light wear). NF; 1.15 30432 
Price: 33.95 USD
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DECEMBER NIGHT. A SCENE FROM "DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP". {LBC}, Cather, Willa.
8 DECEMBER NIGHT. A SCENE FROM "DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP". {LBC} Cather, Willa.
N Y, N Y [Alfred Knopf] 1933 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Harold Von Schmidt. 
Square 8vo 8" to 9"; [12] pages; Printed in black and red. Brown stamped boards, in original dust jacket. Condition: jacket with split along bottom half of front cover fold under, wear to extremities. Book and contents VG+ and clean. First edition in this format (first separate edition of chapter 7). Special designs done with ink by Harold von Schmidt. Titles and cruciform design stamped in blind on the front board. ; 0 31036 
Price: 99.95 USD
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DREAM NUMBERS. A DOMESTIC NOVEL, Anthony Trollope
9 DREAM NUMBERS. A DOMESTIC NOVEL Anthony Trollope
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson & Brothers, [1869] First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 20-399, 12, [4] pages; With bookplate, stamp on t. P. & table of contents, and spine label residue only markings. Ca. 1869 (publisher's ad date at rear). Believed 1st U. S. Edition. Dampstain at top edge within margin. Binding w/ corners rubbed through, spine sunned, spine ends trimmed, and a few sm ripples on front board. Contents complete with ads, generally clean and VG. Appearance VG. ; 0 31864 
Price: 119.95 USD
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EVANGELINE, A TALE OF ACADIE, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
10 EVANGELINE, A TALE OF ACADIE Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Boston William D. Ticknor & Company 1847 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Width: 5" Height: 7.75" Second State with "Lo" for "Long" in the first line of page 61 and four-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1, 1847" at front of volume. Contemporary rebind in luxurious black leather with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. A small number [totaling about 6], of front and back leaves have taping to margins. Very occasional minor light spotting. BAL 12089 notes that sufficient paper for 2100 copies was purchased. However it is likely that there were less than 1000 copies. Ensconced in a handsome, custom made, clamshell cloth box with matching spine label. ; 0 34371 
Price: 699.95 USD
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FAULKNER'S SNOPES TRILOGY: HAMLET, TOWN, MANSION. [CT FIRSTS IN DJS], Faulkner, William
11 FAULKNER'S SNOPES TRILOGY: HAMLET, TOWN, MANSION. [CT FIRSTS IN DJS] Faulkner, William
NY Random House 1940, 1957, 1959 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; A complete set of the Snopes Trilogy in First Edition. Most strikingly attractive and clean. 3 Titles (the “Snopes” trilogy). ++ THE HAMLET. NY: Random House, 1940. 8vo. Black cloth stamped in red and silver, top edge stained red. Very good, eps lightly toned. In a very good DJ with shallow edgewear to head and foot of spine. 1st trade edition in 2nd state DJ (rear panel has “Excerpts from the First Reviews…”). Petersen A20b. ++ THE TOWN. Random House, (1957). 8vo. Wine red cloth stamped in gray and gold, gray threaded endpapers. Top edge’s blue-gray stain faded. Slight wear to a limited area along lower portion of outer edge of pp305-342. Otherwise near fine. DJ has a little wear near spine ends and corners, . “$3.95” DJ price, “5/57” prtd at lower corner of front flap. 1st edition, 1st state: On p327, line 10 repeats line 8. Petersen A34a. ++ THE MANSION. Random House, (1959). 8vo. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and light blue, top edge stained yellow, blue endpapers. Near fine in near fine DJ with barely visible tiny tears around DJ’s spine ends. 1st trade edition in 1st state DJ (“$4.75” DJ price, “10/59” on front flap, photo of Faulkner by Ralph R. Thompson). Petersen A36a. Adt'l graphics available. ; 0 33464 
Price: 1495.00 USD
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FIGURES OF EARTH - A COMEDY OF APPEARANCES., Cabell, James Branch.
12 FIGURES OF EARTH - A COMEDY OF APPEARANCES. Cabell, James Branch.
London John Lane the Bodley Head, 1925 First Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Papé, Frank C. 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 257 pages; Elegant plates with impressed margins. Book VG+, clean. DJ rumpled at top back panel and shallow loss at bottom of spine.. ; 0 34272 
Price: 84.95 USD
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GONE WITH THE WIND (1ST ED/2ND PTG], Mitchell, Margaret
13 GONE WITH THE WIND (1ST ED/2ND PTG] Mitchell, Margaret
NY The MacMillan Company N.D. First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1037 pages; 1st edition, 2nd printing, with "Published June, 1936" on c-page, and no later printings listed. Some edgewear. Contents clean with no writing or marks. Grey cloth in protective plasic sleeve. This is the difficult 1st edition, 2nd printing . ; 0 32498 
Price: 399.95 USD
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GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS, James Hilton.
14 GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS James Hilton.
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1934 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages; First edition, 1st printing with 1934 on title page & June 1934 on copyright page. Book is unmarked and Near Fine with some minor binding offset to front and back pastedowns and conjugate end papers. DJ has moderate sunning to the spine with all printing still quite legible. Scattered shallow chipping to a depth of about 1/8" along DJ edges. Laid in folded program for Delaware premier showing. ; 8 31543 
Price: 1295.00 USD
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GRAPES OF WRATH (1ST STATE DJ), Steinbeck, John
15 GRAPES OF WRATH (1ST STATE DJ) Steinbeck, John
NY Viking Press 1939 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [i]-[vi] [1] [2] 3-619 [620]-[622] pages; First edition, 1st printing with Frist Edition 1st state original (not a facsimile) , dustjacket unrestored with FIRST EDITION diagonally across lower corner of front DJ flap. $2.75 price at top. All points as per JOHN STEINBECK BIBLIOGRAPHY, Goldstone and Payne, A12, pp44-5. In pictorial grey cloth with slight edgewear. Bottom of DJ spine verly lightly chipped, top has chip (1/2") partially affecting the "G" of grapes. DJ sunned with light creasing to joints- see graphic. OTHER GRAPHICS (including copy of G&P points of issue). ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. ; 0 25358 
Price: 1495.00 USD
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HOWARD'S END. [G], Forster, E. M
16 HOWARD'S END. [G] Forster, E. M
NY Putnam's Sons 1910 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 422 pages; First U. S. Edition, Second Issue (When alterations, corrections, additions or excisions are effected in a book during the process of manufacture, so that copies exhibiting variations go on sale on publication day indiscriminately, these variant copies are conveniently classified as belonging to different states of the edition...When similar variations can be clearly shown to have originated in some action taken after the book was published the term issue is used. These may be all combined in one printing or press run). Published in 1910, 8vo, crimson cloth, gilt lettering at spine and front cover, three pages of ads at rear. Covers still strong, minor wear, few minimal nicks at spine ends, large but light old stains over most of rear cover plus center of spine and bottom half of front cover, hinges with cosmetic interior paper cracks, text still firm and clean- see graphic. An attractive and sound copy of a difficult book. Lot Note: The total edition was 1500 copies bearing the unauthorized chapter titles provided by Putnam; the First Issue included only two pages of ads at rear (rather than the 3 found in this issue) , and lacked gilt lettering at the front cover. The stains to the covers are visible, but this copy remains strong, with the text very presentable. References: Kirkpatrick A.4. B. Graphic of title page available. ; 0 21597 
Price: 489.95 USD
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HUNTING SKETCHES, Trollope, Anthony
17 HUNTING SKETCHES Trollope, Anthony
London Chapman and Hall 1865 First Edition hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Authors, British; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; [4], 115, [1], ads [36] pages; Red cloth along joints separating, wear at spine ends, small spot to front cover, spine is dry, covers and some leaves detached. Marginal inkstain to lower right corner of title and ffep, pencil notation to title (not overlapping printed area) , occasional pencil marginalia to pages. Sadleir #21. Wolff 6781.1st edition in book form, later issue (crediting the Pall Mall Gazette on verso of last text page, but with ads dated "October 1864." Contents complete and generally Good. ; 0 32173 
Price: 89.95 USD
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IVANHOE; A ROMANCE [1ST ED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS CT IN 3 VOLS], [Scott, Walter, Sir] "the Author Of Waverley," & C.
18 IVANHOE; A ROMANCE [1ST ED IN ORIGINAL BOARDS CT IN 3 VOLS] [Scott, Walter, Sir] "the Author Of Waverley," & C.
Edinburgh Archibald Constable 1820 but 1819 First Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; First Edition, Mixed State (First and Second). 8vo, original buff paper-backed boards, printed paper spine label, untrimmed, all half-titles present, publisher's three-page advertisement at rear of Volume III. Spines darkened with wear and some losses, lengthy tears or splits along all joints, labels intact but on Volume I with recent clear tape repairs over portion extending down spine, texts good, partly shaken, several text cracks, brief aging, some signs of use; 1819 ink ownership signature of Andrew Fletcher, of Saltonhall (in East Lothian) , at center of each front cover; in early 20th Century cloth-covered solander box with large leather spine label. C. F. , Todd and Bowden A140. Fletcher's dated signature indicates that the work was actually published in late 1819 rather than 1820 as recorded in bibliographies; Fletcher apparently was a descendant of Andrew Fletcher (1655-1716) , famed Scottish patriot from Salton. This set with most First State points: incorrect pagination in Volume I with 306 leaves and repetition of page numbers 151-158; imprint of James Ballantyne and Co. , Edinburgh; "Pope" in heading of Chapter One in Volume I falling under the last two letters of "ungrateful". Second State of corrected text in first line of page vii of Preface in Volume I ("around him, there was little, you obser-"). Any First Edition still in the original boards is very scarce, and this set is also worthy of note for its 1819 ownership of a notable Scottish family, plus all half-titles in untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present. Any First Edition copy still in the original boards is excessively scarce; add to that copy an 1819 ink ownership date from a notable Scottish family, all half-titles, untrimmed text, and ad leaves still present, and you've got a set that is worthy of serious consideration, even despite the damage to the spines and the several hundred dollars that repairs should cost. ; 0 29353 
Price: 1995.00 USD
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KENNETH CAMERON., Clement Penrose Wilkinson
19 KENNETH CAMERON. Clement Penrose Wilkinson
Philadelphia T. B. Peterson & Brothers [1888] Presumed 1st Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349, [18] pages; Publisher's brown cloth. Contents toned. Earliest copy listed in WorldCat. ; 0 33025 
Price: 49.95 USD
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LONDON TRADESMEN, Anthony Trollope; Fwd by Michael Sadleir
20 LONDON TRADESMEN Anthony Trollope; Fwd by Michael Sadleir
N Y, N Y : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xiv, 97 pages; #457 of 530. Numbers 1 to 325 were printed for Britain, and 326 to 500 for the United States. "Printed in Great Britain" is rubber-stamped at the lower edge of the verso. Cloth-backed boards, with "1927" at spine base. "June - 1932" ink ownership ffep. This was written by Trollope as he struggled to hold dying at arms length. There was little profit in his undertaking but rather it was his way of proclaiming he was hale and fit and carrying on despite advancing age. ; 0 32192 
Price: 149.95 USD
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