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1 Baum, L. Frank Tik-Tok of Oz
Checkerboard Press 1973 0528877046 / 9780528877049 Reprint Trade Papeback Near Fine No Jacket Facsimile Reprint 8vo -- 9.25 in. Neill, John R. 
272 pp. Stiff wraps featuring color illustration across both covers, showing 6 characters riding in a wicker donkey-cart. Slight soil and sligt dings to corners. Text clean, no markings. $1.50 retail price printed in upper right corner. A 1973 facsimile reprint of the 1914 Rand McNally original. Part of the Famous Oz series 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Christie, Agatha A Pocket Full of Rye
NY Dodd, Mead 1953 Red Badge Detective Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
211 pp. Light bumping to spine edges, light rubbing of corners. Slight spine slant. Text clean; light foxing on endpapers. Red "Red Badge Detective" shield on green front cover and spine. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Dickens, Charles The Mystery of Edwin Drood; The Old Curiosity Shop
NY Books Inc 1935 Cleartype Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket Collectible 12mo 7 in Tall 
521 pp. Two Dickens novels in one binding, Volume VIII of Books Inc. Cleartype set. Front joint partly split, but binding still firm. Light foxing on endpapers. Blacked-out address labels pasted on inside cover and title page. Text still bright. Frontispiece of young man and lady friend on a park bench. Text clean. Spine edges and corners moderately rubbed. Medallion profile of Dickens embossed into brown cloth of front cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Dinesen, Isak Seven Gothic Tales
NY Modern Library 1934 Reprint Good Good + Anthology 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
420 pp. Dark green cloth, but with inch- wide spot of severe rubbing on right lower corner of front cover. Gilt torchbearer logos intact. Text clean, no writing. Light toning. Decorative endpapers. DJ moderately worn with tear in lower right corner, tattered on spine. A collection of 7 short stories, with introduction by Dorothy Canfield. No. 54 in Modern Library series. $1.25 price sticker placed on inside flap. ML booklist ln inside of dj. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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5 Gautama, Prince; Woodward, F.L., Trans. Some Sayings of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon
Oxford UK Oxford University Press 1951 Later Printing Leather Very Good No Jacket Collectible 6 in Tall x 4 in Wide 
356 pp. Dime-sized lightly disclored spots, one on front cover, one on back. Light scuffing. Previous owner's name on half-title page and publication page. A pocket-sized volume, part of The World's Classics series, No. 483.Text clean, still bright, binding firm. Insignia stamped on front board. Gilt on ribbed spine faint. Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband. Compiled in Madras in 1925, with the translator choosing passages from the Vinay Pitaka, the Four Great Nikayas, and parts of the Short Nikaya in which the Buddha is represented as speaking. Also, the Khuddaka-Patha. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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6 Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan
NY E.P Dutton Later Printing Cloth Good+ No Jacket 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
392 pp. Most of text clean, light pencil underlinings and marginal noteson pp. 140-147 and pp. 178-86. Rubbed along top quarter-inch of spine. Decorative endpapers. Diamond and floral gilt pattern on spine moderately bright. Part of the collectible Everyman's Library series, which started being published in 1906. No date on this volume, No. 691 in series. Small print, probably 8 or 10 point. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Lincoln, Joseph C. Cap'n Eri: A Story of the Coast
NY A.L. Burt Co. 1909 Reprint Cloth Fair + No Jacket Colllectible Series 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
397 pp. plus advertising matter in rear. Dark green boards with black stamping of sailboat design, titling embossed. Large whitish circle on front cover, probably from a coffee cup. Title barely visible on darkened spine. Textblock is fragile and partly detached from spine backing but alll pages are present.Scuffing on rear board. Originally published in 1904, first novel in Lincoln's series about a romanticized Old Cape Cod. Became basis for the 2009 film "The Golden Boys." 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Olshevsky, George, Ed. The Official Marvel Index to the Amazing Spider-Man
NY Marvel Comics Group 1985 Vol. 1, No. 6 Stapled Softcover Near Fine Comic Book 4to -- 10 in. Tall 
Nearly new copy, stapling is firm, slightly thumbed. A 29-page detailed annotated bibliographical index to 23 Spider-man comic book issues, including Nos. 138 to 155 for Amazing Spider-man, and No. 1 to 6 for the Giant Spider-Man series. Provides all the credits and other details of these early issues, including names of characters in each book, synopsis, writer, illustratrators, etc. Quarter-page reproduction of each book's cover. Wraparound cover on the index by Bob Layton. Olshevsky, listed as compiler, was part of a team of 38 who put together the index. Mark Gruenwald was project editor, and Jim Shooter, editor in chief. Very clean, but not in original wrapper. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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9 Overton, Grant, Ed. The World's Fifty Best Short Novels -- Volumes 1,3,4,5,7, 9, 10
NY Funk & Wagnalls 1929 Reprint Red Leatherette Very Good 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall 
A lot of 7 out of 10 volumes in a pocket-sized library of fiction. Red leatherette on boards. Most in very good condition. Vol. 10 has loose hinge; Vol. 7, rubbing on lower half of joint. Texts clean. Bookplates of previous owner on inside covers. Each volume has about 180-200 pp. No jackets. Authors represented include Poe, Hawthorne, Irving, Galsworthy, Chekhov, London, Wilde, Norris, Lardner, Bierce, Cather, Zane Grey and many others. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Petersham Maud and Miska The Story Book of Oil
Chicago John C. Winston Co. 1948 First Edition Leatherette-like Cloth Very Good No Jacket Children's Book 12mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide Signed by Authors
About 34 unpagingated pages. Color illustratiions on most pages.Signed by both Petershams on endpaper which is lightly foxed. Maroon cloth with pastedown illustration on front cover, showing a prehistoric boy discovering a bubbling pool of oil. Text clean, corners lightly bumped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Petersham, Maud and Miska The Story Book of Food
Chicago John C. Winston Co. 1947 Boards Very Good + No Jacket Children's Book 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide -- Square Format Signed by Authors
Unpaginated about 30 pp. Signed separately by both authors in ink script on front end paper. Light foxing on same endpaper. No other markings. Color drawings on nearly every page. Part of the Petersham's Story Book series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Petersham, Maud and Miska The Story Book of Iron and Steel
Chicago John C. Winston Co. 1948 Firsrt Edition Boards Very Good + No Jacket Children's Book 8vo-- 7.75 in Square By Authors
Unpaginated, about 30 pp. Color illustrations on most pages. Signed separately by both authors on endpaper. Slight wear on spine, faint foxing on endpapers. Text clean, binding firm. Part of the "Story Book" series. Easy to read history of iron and steel production (as of the postwar peak of US steel industry.). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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13 Petersham, Maud and Miska The Story Book of Silk
NY John C. Winston Co. 1948 Later Printing Boards Very Good No Jacket Children's Book 7.75 in By 7.75 in --square Forrmat 
Unpaginated, approx. 30 pp. Signed on endpaper separately in very legible script. Light bumping to corners. Text clean, no markings. Color illustrations on nearly every page. Part of a "Story Book" series explaining various facets of manufacturing and farming to grade-school students. Paste down illustration on front cover showing Chinese empress in gown walking with a pair of deer. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Rechy, John City of Night
NY Quality Paperback Book Club 1994 0965071919 Reprint Trade Paper Very Good + No Jacket 8.25 in By 11 in. Horizontal Format 
410 pp. Nearly new, light soil to white wraps. Binding uncreased. Text clean. Firm, bright. Rear cover has photo of author. John Rechy's first-person autobiographical novel traces his years on the street as a hustler in New Orleans, New York, El Paso and elsewhere. This edition is part of the Triangle Classics series of GLBT reprints. Rechy's debut novel first appeared in 1963. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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15 Shakespeare, William (Israel Gollancz, Ed.) The Tempest (Temple Shakespeare series)
London J. M Dent 1897 6th Edition Flexible Leather Fair No Jacket 16mo-- 5.25 in Tall 
127 pp . Binding still firm. Main flaw is heavy rubbing of dark red leathera long 2 inch strip of front cover's upper edge, exposing the cardboard. Less severe rubbing on top and bottom edges. Gilt titling on spine intact. Frontispiece of Shakespeare, taken from the engraving by Martin Droeshout, vellum protector still in place. Binding still strong. Coats of arms on front cover and front and rear endpapers. Includes glossary and notes. A pocket- sized edition for taking to the theater. Titled as "Shakespeare's Comedy of The Tempest." 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Shakespeare, William; Marlowe, Christopher The Harvard Classics -- Elizabethan Drama (Marlowe, Shakespeare)
NY P.F. Collier 1986 61st Printing Leatherette Good No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo -- 8.5 In 
463 pp. Ex-library copy, with card envelope. Hinge cracked at title page. Else little wear. "Discard" stamping, no markings in text. Part of the Harvard Classics series, "Deluxe edition" on sprine with black leather-like coverng and bright gilt titling. Five plays: Edward the Second by Marlowe; Shakespeare plays are Macbeth, the Tempest, King Lear and Hamlet. With introduction and notes,. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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17 Spyri, Johanna Heidi
Grosset & Dunlap 1947 Repirnt Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall Cloth Sharp, William 
326 pp. in green and gray pictorial cloth cover with diagonal rows of goats. Rubbed spots on spine, mainly the spine edges and publisher's name. ; moderate soil. Colored pastoral scenes on front and rear endpapers, Light gift incription, dated Christmas 1947, at top of inside cover. Translated by Helen B. Dole. With 8 colored illustrations by William Sharp. Part of the Illustrated Junior Library series. Rear matter includes a 2-page German pronunciation guide. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Tennyson, Alfred Lord Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson
London Collins 12mo --6 in Tall Various 
635 pp. Lacks a title page but appears to be No. 25 in the Collins Illustrated Classics series, circa 1905-1920. Has limp maroon leather covers, black dime-sized spot on front cover, corners bumpted. Spine edges rubbed. Gilt titling and logo bright on spine. Gilt on top edge darkened. 635 pp., with notes at rear, plus catalog of Collins' classics. Opening poem is dedicated to Queen Victoria, indicated Tennyson's status as poet laureate. Several full page illustrations by various artists. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Van Dine, S.S. The Scarab Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1930 Early Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 7.75 In Tall 
328 PP. Light toning in text, foxing on free endpapers Glossy frontispiece drawn by Raymond Sisley. Fading of spine and light rubbing of spine and cover edges. Gilt titling and silhouette on front cover still bright. Part of The Philo Vance Series 
Price: 13.00 USD
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20 Van Dine, S.S. The Scarab Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1930 Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 7.74 in Tall 
328 pp. Foxing on endpapers. light rubbing of spine, gilt titling and silhouette mostly intact. Light rubbing along bottom edge. Frontispiece. Fifth title in Philo Vance series, with action taking place in an Egyptology museum. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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