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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1025

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025. View more info

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Little French Masterpieces Vol I, II, III, IV, VI.

By: Balzac, Flaubert,Gautier, Merimee, Maupassant

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press: 1905

Edition: 1905

Seller ID: 2563

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition aesthetically pleasing set, small red cloth hardcovers, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Top edges gilt, bindings tight. Vol. II Flaubert has rubbing to cloth of front and back covers, else minimal shelwear. Frontis portraits with protective tissues intact. Four volumes I, II, III, IV, VI. (Vol V Alphonse Daudet not present). Each volume begins with an introduction, followed by the authors' works. Balzac: The Unknown Masterpiece, Seashore Drama, An Episode Under the Terror, La Grande Breteche, The Conscript, A Passion in the Desert; Flaubert: A Simple Heart... View more info

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Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1942

Seller ID: 497

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497. View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 1318

Condition: Very Good +


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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Second Book of Tales.

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons: 1908

Seller ID: 2109

Condition: Good to Very Good


12mo. 314 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and top edge gilt. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners and a pair of shallow bumps to top edge of both boards. Internally clean and unmarked. A few pages are unopened. Copyright 1896, this is a 1908 printing. The tales include 16 of which had remained unpublished in book form at the time of Mr. Field's death. An additional 8 tales were taken from "Culture's Garland". Contents: Humin Natur' on the Han'bul 'nd St. Jo., The Mother in Paradise, Mr. and Mrs. Blossom, Death and the Soldier, The 'Jinin' Farms, ... View more info

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THE ESSENTIAL MYSTICS. The Soul's Journey into Truth.

By: Harvey, Andrew, Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 564

ISBN: 0062509047

Condition: Fine


8vo. xv. 236 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. As unread. Black boards, brown cloth spine. Chapters on Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Ancient Greece, Islam and Christianity followed by further commentary, biographical and bibliographical informaton. ISBN 0062509047. #564. View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. II.O! Nothing Earthly-The Poems, III. The Rationale of Verse-The Critical Theory, IV. Disentanglements-Tales of Ratioci... View more info

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Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...

By: McWatters, George S.

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, J.R. Burr and Hyde: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2588

Condition: Good


xvi.665pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Case narratives of Civil War era New York police detective. Gilt decoration to front and spine, spine faded, edges and corners rubbed and frayed, with a one inch closed tear to upper left corner of front cover. Binding weakened but holding under front endpaper, sewn signatures remain sound. Light sporadic foxing to endpapers and margins, owner name in neat fountain pen on front endpaper. Extensive biographical notes of and about Officer McWatters are followed by narratives of case studies based on his experiences as a New York City police detec... View more info

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The Old Mandarin. More Translations from the Chinese.

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Harcourt, Brace and Co.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 826

Condition: Very Good


12mo. non-paginated (approx. 125 pgs). Very good condition. Black cloth with very slight rubbing to cloth at spine ends. First edition stated on copyright page with no additional printings indicated. Clean and unmarked. Imprint of three mandarins on each board, illustrated throughout by Carl Rose. An anthology of commentary and verse, collected and translated for the first time in book form. Table of contents, 120 poems. #826 View more info

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Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York., The Heritage Press.: 1941

Edition: Not Dated (original Copyright 1941)

Seller ID: 2581

Condition: Very Good+


366pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, attractive decorated boards, top edge a matching blue, very faint fading to cloth on spine, clean and unmarked. Copyright permission from 1941 Limited Editions Club. Contains: A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Assignation, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Oval Portrait, The Black Cat, MS. Found in a Bottle, Hop-Frog, Eleonora, William Wilson, Berenice, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Metzengerstein, Ligeia, Shadow-A Parable, Shadow-A Fable, The Oblong Box, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Premature Burial, T... View more info

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Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1944

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 2595

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 562 pgs. Very Good condition. Blue cloth hardcover, gilt and black decorations to front and spine, with original box included. Internally clean, bright and unmarked but for the bookplate of Willard and Ruth Willard on front fixed endpaper. Original box is present with paper covering it faded and worn on all edges and corners such that it is readily unfoldable and repairable. Illustrated throughout with black and white woodcuts. With an Introduction by Hervey Allen and Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Tales: The Gold-Bug, The Murders int the Rue Morgue, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The... View more info

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Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York., The Heritage Press.: 1941

Edition: Not Dated (original Copyright 1941)

Seller ID: 2594

Condition: Very Good


366pgs. Very Good condition hardcover with box, attractive marbled decorated boards, top edge a matching blue, very faint fading to cloth on spine, Scattered scant foxing otherwise clean and unmarked. Original box present with general wear, light soiling and scattered foxing. Copyright permission from 1941 Limited Editions Club. Contains: A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Assignation, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Oval Portrait, The Black Cat, MS. Found in a Bottle, Hop-Frog, Eleonora, William Wilson, Berenice, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, ... View more info

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Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (The American Vampire Series)

By: Schimel, Lawrence (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, U.S.A., Cumberland House Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1523

ISBN: 1888952504

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 224 pgs. Very Good+ condition softcover pb, clean and unmarked with minimal shelf wear consisting of a small, barely discernable lightly abraded spot in the center of the front cover. Text is clean, crisp and unmaked. Anthology of tales centered around the local and historical vampire lore of New England. Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgments; New Hampshire: "Investigating Jericho" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Massachusetts: "The Brotherhood of Blood" by Hugh B. Cave; Connecticut: "Chastel" by Manly Wade Wellman; Maine: "The Doom of the House of Duryea" by E... View more info

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Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.

By: Thurber, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 535

ISBN: 0892964502

Condition: Fine


8vo. xii. 208 pgs. Fine hardcover in Very Good + jacket. Edited by Robert Lopresti with a foreword by Donald E. Westlake. The author's ruminations on everyday villainy, some pieces appear for the first time in book form. ISBN 0892964502. #535. View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1951

Condition: Very Good


299pgs. Very Good harcover, decorative binding signed MA, navy cloth with attractive decoration in gilt and green by Margaret Armstrong on front board and spine. Attractive period bookplate with the poem "If thou art borrowed by a friend..." and gift inscription [to Dr. Jno. S. Niles by his nephew Frank L. Niles) on front endpapers. Faint bookstore/druggist's shop stamp (Carbondale, PA) on bottom corner of rear endpaper. Clean, sound and otherwise unmarked. Publication date: October 1902. A series of nine short stories, iIllustrated with color plate artwork by these artists: R.J. Wegue... View more info

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Reading. An Essay.

By: Walpole, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1927

Edition: November 1927.

Seller ID: 501

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501. View more info

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The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

By: Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club: 1951

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2404

Condition: Near Fine


64 pgs. Near Fine condition cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine, clean, bright, unmarked. Rust colored cloth with matching text block edges. Very slight trace of rubbing to cloth at corners. Without slipcase or hourglass pamphlet. Illustrated frontis and five additional full page color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Special edition by The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companys, Inc. Recounts the story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his "Transformations" (The Golden Ass), re-told by Walter Pater in his novel "Marius the Epicurean". The Prologu... View more info