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Cry, the Beloved Country

By: Paton, Alan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Edition: Early Printing.

Seller ID: 009198

Condition: Very Good


273 pp. plus glossary in clean medium gray cloth with black and red decorative bell band across mid-section. Dust jacket missing 1 inch chip on rear panel, has white lily design against blackand white floral background. Small gift inscription in tiny ink letters, dated Christmas 1948 on front endpaper. Book has 1948 date matching on title and copyright pages but no "A" on copyright page. $3.00 original retail price on flap. Small Gellert's Bookstore (42nd St., NYC) label pasted on rear endpaper. Light foxed bands on endpapers. Text clean. Memorable story of a Zulu parson searching for ... View more info

Five Great Dialogues: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic

By: Plato (Jowett, B., Translator)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Roslyn, N.Y., Walter J. Black: 1969

Edition: BCE

Seller ID: 005821

Condition: Very Good +


511 pp. Light bumping of corners. Text clean. Crimson and gilt cover decoration bright. Binding firm. Introduction by Louise Ropes Loomis. Part of Classics Club Library series. View more info

The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau

By: Rousseau, Jean Jacques

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Modern Library:

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 007167

Condition: Very Good +


683 pp. green cloth, spine somewhat faded. Corners rubbed, light bumping of spine top and bottom. Text clean and fairly bright, no writing. Binding firm.DJ darkenend and chipped on spine, half inch tear at bottom left corner of front panel. Inside of dust jacket lists 371 Modern Library titles, indicating this printing is from the 1960s. No 243 in the ML series. Photos upon request. View more info

Gold's Gloom -- Tales from the Panchatantra

By: Ryder, Arthur W., Trans.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press:

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009261

Condition: Very Good


151pp. Sturdy binding, but jacket is in two pieces, laid in, spine portion missing. Striking dense diamond art pattern on front and back covers. Previous owner's first name on front red endpaper. A charming collection of two dozen simple Sanskrit fables, mostly told by animals, dating back to at least 200 B.C. Long popular throughout South Asia and the East. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

The Tempest (Temple Shakespeare series)

By: Shakespeare, William (Israel Gollancz, Ed.)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. M Dent: 1897

Edition: 6th Edition.

Seller ID: 009183

Condition: Fair


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." Size: 16mo-- 5.25 in Tall View more info

The Harvard Classics -- Elizabethan Drama (Marlowe, Shakespeare)

By: Shakespeare, William; Marlowe, Christopher

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, P.F. Collier: 1986

Edition: 61st Printing.

Seller ID: 010078

Condition: Good


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, Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

English Humorists

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005938

Condition: Fair


320 pp. Worn, binding split at front, half-inch rubbed stripe along more of front cover's fore edge, head and foot of spine chipped, but spine titling complete. Gilt lyre and oak leaf cluster on front cover still bright. Dark red leatherette, which is starting to detach from front board. Text clean. Some pages in mid section have corner creases. Frontispiece of Thackeray and title page present but detached. Chapter titles: Swift; Congreve and Addison; Steele; Prior, Gay and Pope; Hogarth, Smollett and Fielding; Steine and Goldsmith. Introduction by George Ansel Watson. View more info

Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, International Collectors Library: 1964

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 005601

Condition: Good +


736 pp., color illustrations. Previous owner's address stamp in tiny letters on front and back inside cover. Vertical wrinkle of leatherette on spine, and spine slightly bowed inward toward top. Gilt decoration still moderately bright. Two foxiing spots on fore edge. Binding firm. Overall, light to moderate wear. View more info

Fathers and Sons

By: Turgenev, Ivan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Roslyn, N.Y., Walter J. Black: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 002066

Condition: Very Good +


345 pp. Slight rubbing on spine edges. No markings, binding sturdy. A 1970 Classics Club reprint. Constance Garnett translator; edited by Lucy M. Cores. Beige cloth with red CC logo and gilt letterings against red spine label. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 2010

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 0503003822

Condition: Very Good +


853 pp., 542 pp. of story text; about 300 pp. of scholarly reference notes, appendices and bibliography. B&W illustrations on most pages. General editors: Harriet Elinor Smith and Edgar Marquess Branch. First printing of the paperback edition of the scholarly text produced by the Mark Twain Project of the Bancroft Library. Light wear, soil on spine edges. Light thumbing. No markings. Corner crease to rear cover. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall View more info

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By: Verne, Jules

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Chicago, W. B. Conkey:

Seller ID: 009490

Condition: Fair


349 pp. in brown cloth with faded gilt titling on spine. Dimed-sized rubbed spot and moderate scuffing along right side of front cover. Cover detached from spine, but rear joint still holding. Title pages laid in Moderate toning to text. No publication date listed. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall View more info

The Complete Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Cabinet Edition

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf Whittier

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1899

Seller ID: 009975

Condition: Fair


650 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt border on front board. Most of spine cloth missing beneath title and remaining spine cloth sunned. Front and back boards still attractive, with gilt lyre design intact. Binding strong. Gift inscription "To Virginia" on front endpaper. Text clean. Includes index of first lines and index of poem titles. Frontispiece of Whittier portrait still has protective tissue. Gilt on top edge. Size: 12m0 -- 6.75 in Tall View more info