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A CHRISTMAS GARLAND. [G], Beerbohm, Max.
1 A CHRISTMAS GARLAND. [G] Beerbohm, Max.
William Heinemann 1926 First Edition; Ninth Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Occasional minor foxing, red stain to upper fore edge of text block (not extending into margin) , dated London 1952, else a Near fine copy. Publ 1936. Rather biting humour throughout his short stories- one may be the basis for Soylent Green. Additional graphics available including one of the red stain. 22887 
Price: 32.85 USD
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A HARVEST OF STORIES - FROM A HALF CENTURY OF WRITING BYCANFIELD, DOROTHY, Canfield, Dorothy
2 A HARVEST OF STORIES - FROM A HALF CENTURY OF WRITING BYCANFIELD, DOROTHY Canfield, Dorothy
Harcourt, Brace & Co 1956 015138987X / 9780151389872 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. 17679 
Price: 14.05 USD
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A TREASURY OF FAMOUS OLD FAVORITES, May not be noted.
3 A TREASURY OF FAMOUS OLD FAVORITES May not be noted.
American Crayon Co Presumed 1st Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 192 pages; A digest. 13014 
Price: 14.05 USD
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AMERICAN RECRUIT READERS, Lawrence E. Spivak editor
4 AMERICAN RECRUIT READERS Lawrence E. Spivak editor
The Blackiston Company 1944 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 20 years of highlights from the American Mercury for such notables as: Sinclair Lewis, HL Mencken, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Carl Sandburg, and so on so forth for about 400 pages published 1944 20495 
Price: 14.05 USD
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Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell Banks [uncorrected Proof], Banks, Russell
5 Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell Banks [uncorrected Proof] Banks, Russell
Harpercollins 2000 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Advnce Review Copy, signed. Fine. 37685 
Price: 23.45 USD
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BON VOYAGE, Coward, Noel
6 BON VOYAGE Coward, Noel
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 212 pages; DJ has original fragile plastic cover over it. 10397 
Price: 14.05 USD
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CATWINGS RETURN (SIGNED), Guin, Ursula K. Le
7 CATWINGS RETURN (SIGNED) Guin, Ursula K. Le
N Y, N Y Orchard Books 1989 0531058034 / 9780531058039 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by S D Schindler 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; Signed and dedicated by author on dedication page. ; Signed by Author 29969 
Price: 103.35 USD
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CHILDREN & OTHERS, STORIES BY JAMES GOULD COZZENS, Cozzens, James Gould, Illustrated by Charles McVickers
8 CHILDREN & OTHERS, STORIES BY JAMES GOULD COZZENS Cozzens, James Gould, Illustrated by Charles McVickers
Harcourt Brace & World 1964 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; 8vo 12905 
Price: 14.05 USD
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CHRISTMAS AT THE DESERT'S EDGE AND OTHER STORIES [SIGNED ], Cornell, Edna G.
9 CHRISTMAS AT THE DESERT'S EDGE AND OTHER STORIES [SIGNED ] Cornell, Edna G.
Boston Meador 1933 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 107 pages; Nice copy with dedication and signature of author on first free blank, dated 1933. DJ spine moderately sunned but still completely legible. Short stories. In brodart. ; Signed by Author 34205 
Price: 46.95 USD
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CONTES DU CHEYKH EL-MOHDY, TRADUITS DE L'ARABE D'APRES LE MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL PAR J.-J. MARCEL [PLATES], Muhammad Al-Mahdi Al-Hafnawi; From Arabic by Jean Joseph Marcel (1776-1854) ,
10 CONTES DU CHEYKH EL-MOHDY, TRADUITS DE L'ARABE D'APRES LE MANUSCRIT ORIGINAL PAR J.-J. MARCEL [PLATES] Muhammad Al-Mahdi Al-Hafnawi; From Arabic by Jean Joseph Marcel (1776-1854) ,
Paris Felix Locquin / Henri Dupuy, 1833-1835 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Arabian Nights; Short Stories; Plates; Woodcuts; Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 484, 496, 504 pages; MUHAMMAD AL-MAHDI AL-HAFNAWI, attributed to. Contes du Cheykh El-Mohdy, traduits de l'Arabe d'apres le Manuscrit Original par J. -J. Marcel. 25 woodcut plates and numerous decorations in text. Half-titles. 3 volumes ct. Contemporary cloth, scattered minor foxing, stains in outer margin of plate 21. Bookplates of S. P. Scott and Norman J. Sondheim. Collection of tales in the manner of the Arabian Nights. Color armorial bookplate. About 20 wood engraved plates. 33054 
Price: 361.90 USD
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DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES, BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW, Kipling, Rudyard
11 DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES, BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW Kipling, Rudyard
London Classic Publishing House Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Original red cloth, circa 1900 , illustrated frontis, spine lightly sunned, sound copy blind stamped cover. 14282 
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DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES, BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW, Kipling, Rudyard
12 DEPARTMENTAL DITTIES, BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW Kipling, Rudyard
London Classic Publishing House Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Original red cloth, circa 1900 , illustrated frontis, spine lightly sunned, sound copy blind stamped cover. 14284 
Price: 14.05 USD
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DONA PERFECTA, Galdos, B Perez
13 DONA PERFECTA Galdos, B Perez
NY Harper and Brothers 1895 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Master Tales; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 17785 
Price: 14.05 USD
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DRIFTING ALONG WITH TALES OF PAST & PRESENT HAPPINGS, Hamlin, B. Nason
14 DRIFTING ALONG WITH TALES OF PAST & PRESENT HAPPINGS Hamlin, B. Nason
May not be noted. 1939 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 127 pages; Hamlin, B. Nason Drifting Along With Tales of Past & Present Happings Norwood, MA: 1939. Publisher: Privately Printed at the Plimpton Press. Pasted inside the front cover is a holographic letter in his bold hand. It is signed by the author to Mrs Alexander and is telling her not to be sad. Short stories. ; Signed by Author 7071 
Price: 37.37 USD
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DROLL STORIES COLLECTED FROM THE ABBEYS OF TOURAINE, Balzac, Honoré De
15 DROLL STORIES COLLECTED FROM THE ABBEYS OF TOURAINE Balzac, Honoré De
London William Mitchell & Company 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gustave Dore 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 490 pages; Publ 1920, green cloth, lacking cloth spine cover, else sound . Includes full page plates. Brown offset to outer free end papers from binding glue. 22414 
Price: 28.15 USD
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EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL : 14 DARK TALES, King, Stephen
16 EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL : 14 DARK TALES King, Stephen
May not be noted. 07432351 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; King, Stephen Everything's Eventual : 14 Dark Tales New York, NY, U. S. A. : Scribner, 2002. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 459pp. ISBN: 0743235150 5839 
Price: 14.05 USD
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17 FATHERS AND SONS Constance Garnett Ivan Turgenev
Franklin Center Pennsylvania Franklin Library 1984 Presumed 1st Hardcover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese 
FINE Binding; Decorative Bindings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; ; Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. Synthetic leather binding with richly gilded designs and raised bands on the spine. Edges gilt all round to repel dirt and dust. Patterned (not moire) endpapers. Illustrated. This book is as new and has never been opened except for a discrete blind stamped owners mark in front. A truly beautiful book made of quality materials and aimed at the collectors market. It will stand out on any shelf. No dust jacket as issued. 6861 
Price: 20.53 USD
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FORGET ME NOT FOR ALL SEASONS, Various
18 FORGET ME NOT FOR ALL SEASONS Various
N Y, N Y Nafis and Cornish 1845 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 232 pages; Publisher's decorative red cloth. Light to moderate foxing. Lacking bottom half of spine strip. A E G. 29200 
Price: 37.55 USD
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FROM GALLEGHER TO THE DESERTER THE BEST STORIES OF RICHARD HARDING DAVIS, Burlingame, Roger
19 FROM GALLEGHER TO THE DESERTER THE BEST STORIES OF RICHARD HARDING DAVIS Burlingame, Roger
NY Charles Scribner"s Sons 1932 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 773 pages 21891 
Price: 14.05 USD
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GEORGIAN STORIES, Waugh, , Arthur
20 GEORGIAN STORIES Waugh, , Arthur
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Waugh, Arthur (editor) Georgian Stories 1927 with 18 portraits G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928. 359 pages, hard cover, w/o DJ. 3950 
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