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By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 005259

Condition: Good +

Vol. XXIX, New Series Vol. VII. Six issues of The Century Magazine published into one bound copy. Features the first three chapters of Mark Twain's "An Adventure of Huckleberry Finn" before it was published; "The Battle of Shiloh" by U. S. Grant; "Phases of Legislation, State" by Theodore Roosevelt; "The Bostonians" by Henry James; "Winter Neighbors" by John Burroughs. 960 pp. Cloth/leather covers show signs of wear with front joint broken at top, rubbing to edges and corners bumped, with boards slightly exposed. Gold gilt lettering on spine. Marb... View more info

Scribner's Monthly, Volume 12 from May 1876 to Oct 1876

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner & Co: 1876

Seller ID: 004605

Condition: Good+

Numerous articles by famous authors: John Burroughs; Ernest Ingersoll, Rebecca Harding Davis; Henry James, Jr; Edward Everett Hale; Bret Harte; Philip Bourke Marston; Fanny Hodgson Burnett; etc. Articles include: Portraiture of William Penn; The True Pocahontas; Bowdoin College; John Gutenberg, Old Landmarks in Philadelphia; How America was Named; Union College, N.Y.; Charlotte Cushman; The Story of the Signing (Declaration of Independence); Harvard University; Wesleylan University, Conn; Oliver Madox Brown; Niagara; Insanity and its Treatment; Notes on Salmon Fishing; Massachusetts Agricult... View more info

Scribner's Magazine, Vol. II, July-December

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1887

Seller ID: 004746

Condition: Good to Good-

Six months bound into one volume. Lacks the advertisements and individual covers. Numerous articles by famous authors: "Camping and Hunting in the Shoshone" by W.S. Rainsford, with photographs; "Caverns and Cavern Life" by N.S. Shaler with illustrations and "The Instability of the Atmosphere" by Shaler with illustrations and diagrams by the author; "The Modern Nile" by Edward L. Wilson, with photos by the author; "Bucolic Dialect of the Plains" by Louis Swinburne; In Dickens-Land by Edwin Percy Whipple; "A Drift from Redwood Camp" by Bret Harte w... View more info


By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, D Lothrop Company: 1888

Seller ID: 006693

Condition: Fair to Good-

Author contributions include Elbridge S. Brooks, John G. Whittier, Rev. Samuel Longfellow, Harriet Lewis Bradley, Culling Clive Eardley, and Louise Imogen Guiney. 114 pp. Blue cloth covers with white/silver decorative spine. Covers in Poor condition with corner and edges bumped and rubbed, dirt/stains completely over the cover faces and spine, cloth is bubbling, spine is rubbed and faded, spine ends are bent. Gilt page edges. Browning and stains to endpapers. Hinges are loose. Interior pages have some dog-earred corners, some browning. Book in Fair to Good- condition. View more info


By: Abrahams, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1970

Seller ID: 002733

Condition: Very Good-

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. View more info


By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, W. B. Conkey Company:

Seller ID: 007308

Condition: Very Good-

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. View more info


By: Alger, Horatio Jr

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, M. A. Donohue & Co:

Seller ID: 001272

Condition: Good+

no date. (approx. 1904).197 pp. Previous owner stamped name on front free endpaper and name written on front endpaper. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG. Cover with color illustration on paste on. Fading around edges and to spine. Overall covers are Good to Good+.Horatio Alger Jr. (1832-1899) was a prolific American author of boy’s adventure stories whose heroes lead exemplary lives to Strive and Succeed in the face of adversity and poverty, good and evil. View more info


By: American Authors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Christian Herald: 1895

Seller ID: 005815

Condition: Very Good-

Collection of short stories by famous American authors. Contents include: A True Story by Mark Twain; The Celestial Railroad by Nathaniel Hawthorne; Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving; The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville. 344 pp. Red decorative covers with gilt design and title on front and spine. Cover corners are bumped and edges rubbed. Cover faces have rubbing and discoloration. Spine tips bent. Front hinge broken. Some light foxing to endpapers. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG- condition. View more info


By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Ballantine Publishing Group: 1983

Edition: First Ballantine Books Edition

Seller ID: 000537

ISBN: 0-345-30898-0

Condition: Very Good-

Book Four of the classic, award-winning Foundation Series. Crease down middle of spine, wear to cover corners. View more info

OPUS 100

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000856

Condition: Very Good+

OPUS 100 is Isaac Asimov's one-hundredth book in a twenty-year writing career! In part an anthology of selections chosen by the author from his first 99 works, it affords a generous sampling from every area in which he has written. The chapters bear the subject from which he then explains the different books he wrote. The chapters are: Astronomy, Robots, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Words, History, The Bible, Short Shorts, and Humor. Includes an appendix of his 100 books. 318 pp. Book is Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dust jacket is worn on corners and spine ends with some tears.Otherwi... View more info


By: Auden, W. H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007443

Condition: Very Good-

68 pp. Brown cloth covers with gilt title on front cover and faded gilt on spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, minor scuffing and marks to cover faces, spine ends/corners rubbed and fraying. Endpapers are tanned and foxed. Interior pages are tanned, some foxing spots. Book in VG- to VG condition. View more info


By: AVi

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Orchard Books: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006476

ISBN: 0531059596

Condition: Very Good+

A documentary novel and Newberry Honor Book. 177 pp. Navy blue covers with red cloth spine. DJ in Good+ condition with rubbing and creasing to cover edges, some small tears to edges, 1/2" tear on back of jacket near spine. Very light rubbing to cover corners and edges, spine ends are bent. Spine slightly cocked. Gift inscription and signed by author on front free endpaper. Interior is tight and clean. Small tear to endpaper on back inside cover. Book in VG+ condition. View more info


By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company: 1931

Seller ID: 005380

Condition: Very Good

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. View more info


By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Young Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 006206

Condition: Good+

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. View more info


By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Walter J. Black: 1926

Seller ID: 006615

Condition: Good

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, r... View more info


By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1914

Seller ID: 006682

Condition: Very Good

Plays include: Pantaloon, The Twelve-Pound Look, Rosalind, The Will. 207 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt title lettering on front and spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, light wear to cover faces, scuff mark to front joint, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Small hole to front hinge, which is loose. Spine is loose in places within interior, otherwise interior is clean. Book in VG condition. View more info


By: Barrie, James M.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, Willey Book Company:

Seller ID: 005103

Condition: Good+

248 pp. No printing date noted. Green cloth covers show some signs of wear, rubbing on edges and corners. White mark on front lower left corner of cover. Dirt/chipping on back cover. Front free paper separated from spine, as is interior of book. Pencil markings on back inside cover. Some staining/browning throughout text. Interior is tight and Good+. View more info


By: Barrie, James M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hurst and Company:

Seller ID: 005899

Condition: Very Good

231 pp. Decorative boards with pasted color image of a well-dressed woman surrounded by embossed flowers on front. Cover corners are bumped, some bumping nicks on edges, spine tips are bent and fraying, areas of scuffing on back cover. Maroon top page edge, and some ink has seeped below the edge. Previous owner's name written on front free endpaper. Interior is tight and clean. Charming book in VG condition. View more info


By: Barrie,J.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1926

Seller ID: 002479

Condition: Very Good

Beautiful little book. Red limp leather with top gilt edge and gilt lettering on spine. Barrie's signature in gilt on cover. one small barely visible spot on front cover. rubbing/scuffing to corners.Overall exterior is Very Good. Uniform Edition of the Plays of J. M. Barrie. 120 pp. pp.54-55 brownish outline of paper previously laid in?, one page with light black smudge mark otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG. Gray paper Dust Jacket with red lettering. Spine darkened and creases of flaps. Top front corner at flap missing small piece 1/2"x3/16". Overall DJ is Good. View more info


By: Bennett, Arnold

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1914

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 002205

Condition: Good to Good+

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. View more info