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--And I Worked At the Writer's Trade Chapters of Literary History, 1918-1978

By: Cowley, Malcolm

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1978

Edition: Second Printing


Book and jacket have only light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages View more info

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3 Stories of Peacetime

By: Crane, Stephen (ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Kingsport, Kingsport Press, 1965

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing


Book and slipcase have almost no wear. ; B&W Drawings; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 58 pages; Limited to 1250 copie. Special note from publisher, James C. Sams, laid in. Signed by Sams. View more info

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A Dog's Tale

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Red cloth with white titles and black and white illustration on front cover. Spine lightly faded with some light mottling. The book has light corner bumps and some, mainly light, staining and wear on surfaces. Lightening on top half of rear cover from an old dampstain. Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition of Twain's rather sad story of a dog's life. Originally written as a short story, and also published separately by the Anti-Vivis... View more info

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A Little North of Everywhere : A Merry Christmas Comedy

By: Norman, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1951


Reddish-brown cloth over boards with white backstrip and titles in very dark green on spine. Book is square and securely bound with general, light wear. Some toning on endpapers. Jacket has a good bit of wear including some loss at top and bottom of spine and a quarter sized chip on the back. Jacket is G to G-. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages View more info

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A Nest of Fear

By: Ellson, Hal

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Ace Books, Inc., 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Pictorial wraps with crease across top right corner and old reading crease to right of spine edge. Spine itself is neither creased nor cracked. Binding is sound. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 160 pages; Novel of juvenile delinquents in the 1960's. View more info

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A Prince of Georgia and Other Tales

By: Ralph, Julian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1899

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Red covers with gilt titles and black decoration. Light edge, corner and surface wear with a lightly sunned spine. Book is square and securely bound. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown has caused a shadow on ffep. A solid copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 162 pages; Ralph was a journalist but these appear to be short stories based on incidents from his travels View more info

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Across the River and Into the Trees

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book has some edge, corner and surface wear along with a faded spine. Still square and securely bound. Jacket still looks relatively nice in Mylar but is holding together in only a coupl of areas along the spine. Some loss at spine ends. Jacket actually looks pretty good to be in fair condition only. This is one of Hemingway's later novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages View more info

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn {Robotic Edition}

By: Twain, Mark (eds. Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Diani & Devine Press, 2011

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing


Book is as new. No dust wrapper as issued. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 359 pages; Special edition of Huck Finn in which the "N" word Is, in every case, changed to "robot," and the illustrations have been redone to show Jim as a robot rather than an African-American. Theese changes make for an entirely new reading experience that falls somewhere between satire and science fiction. Signed with inscription, "To Ken," by both editors on the title page. Privatel... View more info

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Hartford, The American Publishing Company, 1899

Edition: Later Printing


Blue cloth with gilt titles along with gilt and black decoration and similar title and decoration on spine. Very light edgewear with rubbed corners and minor wear at spine ends. Hinges have some light tearing but are not parted, and binding has not weakened. Former owner's name in inscription on front pastedown. Book is square and secure with light, general aging. This later printing looks just like the first edition and is one of the nicer later issues. ; B&W Illustrat... View more info

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Another Pamela Or, Virtue Still Rewarded

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press, 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Book and jacket both have edge and corner wear. Endpapers of book are heavily toned, though not the rest. Jacket has a few small chips. Book is square and securely bound. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 314 pages; Epistolary parody of Richardson's Pamela, a book worthy of parody. View more info

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At the Owl Woman Saloon

By: Gallagher, Tess

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Scribner, 1997

Edition: Uncorrected Proof


Agent's sticker on front. New condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 230 pages; Uncorrected Proof of this collection of stories. View more info

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At the Sign of the Jack O' Lantern

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York City, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1905

Edition: First Edition; First Printing


Corners slightly bumped, head and foot of spine worn, spine somewhat faded, rubbed on edges of spine. There is a Ladies' Library Association of Danville, Vermont bookplate on the front pastedown, but no other library marks. A small label has been removed from the ffep, leaving a 2x1/2" scuff. Top edge is gilt, fore and bottom edges uncut and a little darkened. The gilt designs on the front are bright, though the white is faded. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 353 pages;... View more info

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Autographed Passage from Times and Places by Emily Hahn

By: Hahn, Emily

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York ?, Emily Hahn, c. 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


This is a signed, typed passage from the book, Times and Places by Emily Hahn. It is on onion kin type paper. The type is somewhat light and there is a small tear on the top edge near the right corner. Hahn's signature is bold. Hahn was the author of over fifty books and was labelled by The New Yorker: "a forgotten American literary treasure." Her motto, of sorts was, "Nobody told me not to go." Hahn is beginning to experience a sort of comeback because ... View more info

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Bartleby the Scrivener

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster Editions / CommonPlace, 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing


Book would be fne except for small remainder mark on bottom foredge. Original acetate dust wrapper has a small bump near the front top left corner. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 77 pages; Special edition of Melville's classic story of the man who would "prefer not to," illustrated with 16 pages of evocative photos. View more info

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Billy Bathgate

By: Doctorow, E. L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1989

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing


Book and jacket both have very light shelf wear and light aging. Small black stain on top foredge -- could be a remainder mark but may just be an old ink stainsince it very lightly touches interior pages, about twenty. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 323 pages; Doctorow novel of New York and the Dutch Schultz gang which Billy Batgate becomes a part of. View more info