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Winesburg, Ohio

By: Anderson, Sherwood

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Garden City NY, Garden City NY: International Collectors Library, 1960: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003349


Faux Leatherette. Very Good +. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 287 pp. Dark red imitation leatherette with gilt lettering and geometric Art Deco decoration used for modern novels in the International Collectors series. Previous owner's bookplate on front pasted endpaper, no other markings. Very little shelfwear, faint scuff mark on rear cover. Binding still tight. Ribbon marker. An erudite introduction by Malcolm Cowley summarizing the mixed literary accomp... View more info

On Man in the Universe

By: Aristotle

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Roslyn, N.Y., Walter J. Black: 1971

Edition: Book Club -- Classics Club

Seller ID: 006051


441 pp. Beige buckram cloth with scarlet spine titling and Classics Club logo. Corners bumped, bookstore stamping on front end paper, else close to fine. Text clean. Anthology containing Metaphysics, Parts of Animals, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics and Poetics. Edited by Louise Ropes Loomis. View more info

The Essays of Francis Bacon

By: Bacon, Francis

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, N.Y., Peter Pauper Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005605


228 pp., with glossary of archaic terms. Light soil to spine. No markings. Light wear. Decorative moorish-type diamond-shaped pattern on reddish-tan cloth. Spine gilt titling still fairly bright. Rubbing on corners. Not dated. The Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas estimates it was published in the 1950s. More than 50 short essays on subjects ranging from age and youth to atheism. Large font and generous interlinear spacing makes this comfortable to read. Ori... View more info

Bulfinch's Mythology

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co.: 1948

Seller ID: 001243


402 pp. Subtitled The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes. A Literary Guild edition of the classic reference on mythology. Includes several color illustration. Lt soil on cover and stray ink mark on lower spine. Slight edgewear. View more info

The Age of Fable, or The Beauties of Mythology

By: Bulfinch, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Heritage Press: 1942

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 005582


369 pp. Soiled, faded cream spine; light rubbing on corners. A few foxing spots, but mostly clean. No writing.Many line drawing, endpapers show a family tree of the gods. Notes and revisions by W. H. Klapp, ed. This classic was first published in 1855. View more info

The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

By: Casanova De Seingalt, Giacomo

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Modern Library: 1929

Seller ID: 005921


492 pp. Green cloth, spine faded from sun, dime-sized rubbed spot at mid-spine. Previous owner's gift inscription on decorative endpaper, and dated 1930. Text clean, lightly toned. Light rubbing on rear cover edges. Edited by Madeleine Boyd, and with introduction by Ernest Boyd. No jacket. Title page stamped "Sold at retail by Macy's" View more info

O Pioneers!

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y., Reader's Digest Association: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005630


206 pp. Handsome copy with slight bump to corners and faint rubbing on green cover title. Binding tight, text clean. 7 illustrations in green ink. Promotional card laid in. Afterword by Noel Perrin. View more info

Canterbury Tales

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey (Nicolson, J.U., Trans.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Garden City Books: 1934

Edition: Reprint..

Seller ID: 004959


627 pp. A modern English rendition of Chaucer by J.U. Nicolson. Brown cloth with faint embossed figure of a knight. Front hinge split but binding still firm. Light edgewear at top and foot of spine. Gilt titling on spine faded. Previous owner's note about Canterbury Cathedral jotted on half title page, no other markings. Small bleached stain lower spine; faint ring stain on front cover.Illustrated endpapers. Foxing along front hinge. Else clean. No markings in text. Intr... View more info

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Motley Tales and a Play

By: Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich; Mamet, David; Garnett, Constance Black; Chernomordik, Vlada

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1998

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 004993


383 pp. Bibliographical references. Photos and sketches. Nearly new, slight crinkling along dj edges. No markings in text, clean. A New York Public Library Collector's Edition, with introductory information on Chekhov. Includes "The Three Sisters" and 17 short stories. Suggested reading list. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

The Deerslayer, or The First War-Path

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, International Collectors Library:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003372


496 pp. Nearly new, faux black leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Slight rubbing of bottom of spine, a rear corner slightly bumped. Binding tight, pages fresh. No markings. Ribbon page marker. Part of the International Collectors series of great American novels. View more info

The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, Heritage Press: 1972

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010030


377 pp. tan cloth, with paper gray and white sketch on both boards showing an Indian brave standing by a forest brook. Copyright date is 1932 but Google bibliography of Heritage Press editions indicates this edition came out in 1972. Introduction of Edward Everett Hale, grandson of his namesake, author EEH. No jacket, housed in tan cardboard slip case with slight darkening of edges near the opening. Sandglass leaflet No. IV:37 from the publisher laid in. Text clean, no m... View more info

The Red Badge of Courage

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Washington Square Press (Pocket Books): 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004624


197 pp. Close to new, no creasing on spine. Clean text, no markings. Introduction by Crane scholar Donald B. Gibson. This "Enriched Classics" edition includes critical excerpts, photos of Crane, reading list, a section on literary allusions, and reference notes. First published in 1895 when Crane was 24. He died 4 years later. View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co.: 1949

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 001199


368 pp. Light soil to spine, yellowing of end papers, otherwise clean. Has numerous black and white line sketches, several full-page color plates. A Literary Guild edition of the 1840 classic sea adventure; title page states it is "designed for modern reading" but the editor is not identified. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier & Son: 1969

Edition: 62nd Printing.

Seller ID: 001645


405 pp. Slightly bumped, fading on rear cover, small stray mark on title page. Colored endpapers. Gilt stamping, with "Veritas" shield on front cover. Labeled a "deluxe edition" of "The Harvard Classics." Reprint of a Houghton Mifflin edition. Illustration of author in front. Binding firm. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier & Son: 1968

Edition: 61st Printing

Seller ID: 005784


405 pp. Near perfect. Bright gilt cover decorations, slight loss of gilt on "Harvard" stamping on lower spine, slight beginning of crease on upper spine. Clean, bright text, no markings. Colored endpapers. Labeled a "deluxe edition" of "The Harvard Classics." Reprint of a Houghton Mifflin edition. Illustration of author as frontispiece. Binding firm. View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $5.20

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier & Son: 1960

Edition: 61st Printing.

Seller ID: 009207


405 pp. Slightly bumped, spine slant. Dark olive boards. Colored endpapers. Gilt stamping, with "Veritas" shield on front cover. Labeled a "deluxe edition" of "The Harvard Classics." Reprint of a Houghton Mifflin edition. Illustration of author in front. Binding firm. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Heritage Press: 1947

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009668


346 pp. Illustration of cityscape and harbor printed on beige cloth. Two-color or illustrations throughout text. Detailed introduction and commentary on Dana's life by William McFee, plus author's preface. Text clean. Endpapers lightlty toned. Lightly rubbed corners. Slipcase missing. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In View more info

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1945

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 007066


313 pp. Yellow spine has mostly darkened to tan, light soil. Upper front corner bumped. Ship, parrot, scabbard and star graphics decorate front and rear boards. Endpapers with red designs from a variety of children's books. Three full-page illustrations in pastel colors, including a frontispiece showing Crusoe discovering the footprint. The classic tale of a shipwrecked sailor who spent 28 years in isolation on an island off South America. View more info

The Haunted Man

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Samuel A. Dalton: 1955

Seller ID: 003503


97 pp. Quarter tan and maroon cloth, decorated with 2 sketches of the head of the "Haunted Man." Dark red end papers and edges. Slightly noticeable darkish stain and bump on cover's fore-edge, otherwise nearly new. No markings. Several two-color sketches. Rear page indicates this is Copy No. 208 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies prepared as a Christmas gift by Samel A. Dalton. Engraved gift card laid in. Slipcase missing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t... View more info

A Christmas Carol

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Gallery Books (W.H. Smith Publishers): 1985

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 004669


127 pp. Near perfect dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering. Dust jacket rubbed on one corner with slight diagonal corner crease. Otherwise close to new. Color illustrations on most pages. No markings. A handsome, charming presentation of the Christmas tale about Scrooge being taught by ghosts about charity and mortality. Size: 4to - 10.5 In. Tall View more info