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1 THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS; OR, THE ARABIAN NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTS.
New York Hovendon Company Cloth Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
Aldine Edition. 386 pp. Brown cloth cover with black design on front cover and gilt title bar on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed. Cover faces are rubbed in areas on front where design is faded. Spine tips are bent and fraying. Broken front and back hinges. Tear on back inside cover endpaper. Some damage to front free endpaper and title page where pages had been attached to each other. Interior pages are browning from age. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 THREE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ROMANCES
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 Cloth Good + to Very Good- No Jacket Anthology Size: Approx. 4 1/2 " x 6 3/4" 
The Modern Students Library. Stories include: "The Castle of Otranto" (1764) by Horace Walpole; "Vathek" (1786) by William Beckford; and "The Romance of the Forest" (1791) by Mrs. Ann Radcliffe. With an introduction by Harrison R. Steeves. 585 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering and image on front. Missing DJ. Cover corners, particularly bottom, are bumped and rubbed. Edges rubbed. Spine tips are bent and fraying. Previous owner's bookplate adhered on front inside cover. Front hinge broken at title page. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 "The Duchess" A MODERN CIRCE
Chicago Rand, McNally & Company Cloth Very Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" 
315 pp. Blue covers with white lettering and design on front, faded title on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, wear to cover faces causing white marks. Spine lettering is worn and nearly unlegible, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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4 Abrahams, William FIFTY YEARS OF THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY: FROM THE O'HENRY AWARDS 1919-1970 (Two Volumes)
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company, Inc 1970 Cloth Very Good- Short Stories Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" 
Edited and with an introduction by William Abrahams. Volume I: 531 pp. Volume II: 517 pp. Red cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, spine ends are bent and pulling away. Volume I page edges are foxed. Interiors are tight, clean. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Alcott, Louisa May FLOWER FABLES
Chicago W. B. Conkey Company Hard Cover Very Good- Fiction Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/4" Illustrations 
No publication date. 147 pp. Also included is "Little Lucy's Wonderful Globe" by Charlotte M. Yonge. 63 pp. Brown cloth covers with color embossed image of a woman reading on front cover, black title lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges bumped and rubbed, scuffing and wear to cover faces, spine is creased, spine ends are bent and fraying. Top page edge darkened. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Loose hinges. Interior pages have some small foxing spots, otherwise clean. Book in VG- to VG condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Arthur, T. S. TALES OF DOMESTIC LIFE: CONTAINING MADELINE, THE HEIRESS, THE MARTYR WIFE AND RUINED GAMESTER
Philadelphia J. W. Bradley 1855 Cloth Good- Short Stories Size: Approx. 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" 
Arthur's Home Library. Red cloth covers with gilt writing and design on cover faces and spine. Covers very worn with corners and edges rubbed to boards, rubbing to cover faces, joint are rubbed with tears and some exposure to boards, spine ends are torn/fraying or missing altogether. Gilt page edges. Previous owner's names written on front free endpaper. Loose hinges and spine. Front pages have small tear near spine. Frontispiece is pulling away from rest of book. Interior pages are browning and have significant foxing. Tears to back endpaper pages. Book in Good- condition. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Bacheller, Irving DARREL OF THE BLESSED ISLES
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1903 Cloth Very Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" Arthur I. Keller 
Special Limited Edition. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. 411 pp. Green cloth covers with image of clock and title on front. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, scuffing and marks to back cover face, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Back hinge broken. Some places where spine is broken within interior, otherwise clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Bain, F. W. (Trans.) AN INCARNATION OF THE SNOW
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1908 Cloth Very Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" 
Translated from the Original Transcript.108 pp. Four advertisements at conclusion of book. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, some scuffing to cover faces. Lettering on spine is faded, spine ends are bent and fraying. Gilt top page edge. Writing on front inside cover, and previous owner's name and date written on front free endpaper. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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9 Balzac, Honore De A BACHELOR'S ESTABLISHMENT
New York Farrar, Straus & Young Inc. 1952 Cloth Good+ No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" Phillipe Jullian 
With illustrations by Phillipe Jullian. Introduction by Sir Duff Cooper. Translated from the French "La Rabouilleuse" by Eithne Wilkins. 320 pp. Red cloth covers with black/gilt title stamp on spine. Corners are rubbed and bumped, edges rubbed, some scuffing along joints, top cover edges are darkened. Spine faded, spine ends are bent and fraying. Covers are slightly warped. Red top page edge. Foxing to endpapers. Interior pages are tight. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Balzac, Honore De THE COMPLETE NOVELETTES OF HONORE DE BALZAC IN ONE VOLUME
New York Walter J. Black 1926 Hard Cover Good Fiction Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" 
Contents include: The Girl With Golden Eyes, A Princess's Secrets, The Imaginary Mistress, The Vendetta, Honorine, The Sceaux Ball, Gobseck, The Firm of Nucingen, The Commission in Lunacy, Colonel Chabert, The Unconscious Mummers, A Second Home, Gambara, Melmoth Reconciled, The Maranas, Maitre Cornelius, At the Sign of the Car and Racket, The Ruggieri's Secret, Massimilla Doni, The Abbe Birotteau, A Forsaken Lady, Farewell, Gaudissart the Great, The Napoleon of the People, A Passion in the Desert. 1005 pp. Brown imitation leather covers with image of two lions holding a torch on front cover, red title bar and gilt decorations on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, joints rubbed and worn, spine ends are bent and fraying. Brown top page edge. Front hinge broken, back hinge has large hole exposing spine but remains tight. Water stains to endpapers and much of interior page edges, much of book is "wavy" to the touch, text easily legible. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Balzac, Honore De THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES
Cleveland and New York The World Publishing Company 1931 Cloth Very Good Very Good Novel Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" F. J. Buttera 
Translated by Ernest Dowson. An illustrated edition. 154 pp. DJ in VG condition with edges rubbed, dirt smudges on front/back, small hole in spine, and price-clipped corners. Interior is tight and clean. Overall book in VG condition. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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12 Bangs, John Kendrick THREE WEEKS IN POLITICS
New York Harper and Brothers 1894 Cloth Good Fiction Size: Approx. 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" 
82 pp. Covers soiled. stain on front cover and back water line(?). owner's stamp on free endp. otherwise interior is tight and clean. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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13 Baricco, Alessandro SILK
London The Harvill Press 1997 1860462588 / 9781860462580 Cloth Very Good + Very Good Novel Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8" 
Translated from the Italian by Guido Waldman. "When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, the young merchant Herve Joncour leaves his doting wife and his comfortable home in the small town of Lavilledieu and travels across Siberia to the other end of the world, to Japan, to obtain eggs for a fresh breeding of silk worms." 91 pp. DJ in VG condition with creasing to edges, and normal wear to front and back. Black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Barrington, E. THE EXQUISITE PERDITA
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1926 Cloth Good+ Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" 
377 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges rubbed, significant bump on top cover edge, scuffing to cover faces. Spine is faded from sun exposure, spine ends are bent and fraying. Red top page edge. Hinges and spine are loose. Interior is clean. Book in Good+ condition. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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15 Bell, Charles G. THE HALF GODS
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1968 First Printing Cloth Very Good Good + Fiction Size: Approx. 6 " x 8 3/4" Gift Inscription By Author
"...A revolutionary novel; a subjective War and Peace; a literary work of the first importance. It explores a man, the diverse worlds in which he has lived, the life-path he has traversed and the destiny that lies before him, his country and his fellow men." Gift inscription by author on title page that reads "for Polly Rose Work Piled on Work! Admiringly, Charles G. Bell '73" Related ephemera includes a handsome black and white photograph of the author. Stated first printing. 562 pp. DJ in Good condition with edges chipped and a 1.5 inch tear on top back cover of jacket. Brown covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Covers in Very Good condition with corners slightly bumped and spine edges rubbed. Black top edge. Uncut pages. Interior is very tight, clean and in Very Good condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Benet, Stephen Vincent JOHN BROWN'S BODY
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Doran & Company 1928 Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 
377 pp. Black cloth cover. Missing DJ. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges rubbed, spotting to cover faces, creasing to spine, spine ends are bent and torn. Top page edge darkened. Interior is tight, clean. Book in VG- condition. Front free endpaper is signed and dated by Siegfried Roebling, Jan. 1, 1929. He passed away of a heart attack in 1936 and bequeathed a large block of Trenton Trust stock to his wife Mary, who became the first woman to head a major American bank. Siegfried Roebling was the great-grandson of John A. Roebling, who designed the Brooklyn Bridge and grandson of Col. Washington A. Roebling, who completed its construction. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Bennett, Arnold THE PRICE OF LOVE
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1914 Limited Edition Cloth Good to Good+ Limited Edition Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " illustrations by C. E. Chambers 
Spine faded with rubbing/bumping to ends and corners, otherwise G+. Long pages are uncut. Back free endp. stamped numbers 22614 otherwise Interior is tight, clean, and VG+. Limited Edition of 2,000. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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18 Bennett, Charles A. AT A VENTURE
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1924 First Edition Boards Good No Jacket Fiction Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Clarence Day Jr. 
With drawings by Clarence Day Jr. 184 pp. Missing DJ. Brown paper boards with green linen spine and faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and top corners have exposed boards, edges are rubbed, minor scuffing to cover faces, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Red top page edge. Endpaper browning. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Interior page edges are browning, light foxing throughout. Book in Good condition. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Binchy, Maeve CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
New York Delacorte Press 1991 0385301499 / 9780385301497 First Edition Boards Very Good Good+ Fiction Size: Approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" 
"Maeve Binchy has fashioned a compassionate and totally absorbing novel, one that creates a vivid and magnificently complete world of an irresistible Ireland and a circle of unforgettable friends." 565 pp. DJ in Good condition with edges bent/some chipping, one inch tear to lower spine edge, dirt smudges to back and some adhesive remains along bottom edge of back. Rubbing to cover edges and spine edges bent. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG condition. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Blackmore, R. D. SLAIN BY THE DOONES
New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1895 Cloth Very Good Fiction Size: Approx. 4 " x 6 1/2" 
244 pp. Brown cloth covers with silver gilt imprint of swords and knight helmet with vine image on front, silver lettering on spine. Cover corners bumped, edges rubbed, top/bottom of spine bent from wear. Broken section on middle front cover along edge. Cocked spine. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Page edges browning from age. Interior is tight and clean. Overall book is in VG condition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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