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KING COBBLES FEAST OR THE FATAL EFFECTS OF PRIDE. ; Dame Dingle's Series.
1 KING COBBLES FEAST OR THE FATAL EFFECTS OF PRIDE. ; Dame Dingle's Series.
New York McLoughlin Bros. [circa 1871 - 1878] Softcover Good Softcover 
Eight leaves (5 3/4" x 9 1/8") including wrappers, stitched. Eight relief prints in colored ink with the illustrations signed by Edward P. Cogger. Wrappers are yellow with front wrapper illustration printed in red, green and black. Rear wrapper contains advertisements for juvenile publications in the Aunt Louisa series and Swift's Combination Toy Blocks. McLoughlin Bros. address listed as "71 & 73 Duane St. , New York" at the foot of rear wrapper. This post-Civil War children's publication published by McLoughlin Bros. has a copyyright date of 1869. The designs, however, are attributed to Justin H. Howard from an earlier issue of this title in 1867. Given the publisher's address on the rear wrapper, the publication date of this copy must have occurred after 1870. The purpose of this title is clearly didactic. The proud turkey ends up as dinner with the closing admonition: "Pride of Heart Foreruns Destruction. "Dame Dingle's Series. " Wrappers splitting at spine with closed tears on front wrapper along a few pencil notations at the head of wrappers. Blank pages between illustrations show ink rubbings of coins by previous owner, one with the date of 1875. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Esther., Adams, Henry and Robert Spiller (intro).
2 Adams, Henry and Robert Spiller (intro). Esther.
Scholars Facsimilies & Reprint 1976 0820111872 / 9780820111872 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
302 pp. Tight, clean. Facsimile of first ed. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Allan, Glenn . Boysi Himself.
New York Samuel Curl 1946 Hardcover Good in Good DJ Hardcover 
DJ water-stained and worn, water damage to cloth, boards bowed. Some foxing. Interior clean and tight. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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4 Banks, Russell. Continental Drift.
Tokyo Hayakawa 1991 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ Hardcover 
Japanese translation. Inscribed and signed by author. Dust jacket lightly worn at the edges. Else clean and tight. 408 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Swamp Water., Bell, Vereen.
5 Bell, Vereen. Swamp Water.
Boston Little Brown & Co. 1941 First edition Hardcover Very Good in Good DJ Hardcover 
First edition. Dust jacket soiled, worn, sticker residue. Cloth worn at extremities. Tilted. DJ flaps taped to boards. Interior clean and tight. 262 pages. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Benchley, Nathaniel. The monument; a satiric novel.
New York McGraw-Hill 1966 First edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ Hardcover 
249pp. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by author. Review pasted inside cover. (Inscription notes that the review spells his name wrong!) DJ edgeworn, soiled. Else clean, tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Black, Isabel . Hold Close The Day.
New York Crown 1954 First edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 
Ex-lib, usual marks. DJ in plastic, traped to covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. A little traitor to the South;: A war-time comedy, with a tragic interlude,
Macmillan & co., ltd 1904 First edition Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Hardcover. Cloth soiled. Edgeworn. Else clean, tight. 257pp. 
Price: 23.99 USD
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9 Brooks, Bruce. Pilgrims in the Zoo and Other Stories.
Boston Beacon Hill Press 1960 Hardcover Very good in fair DJ Hardcover 
DJ torn on rear, piece missing. Book tight and clean. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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10 Brown, H. E. . Betsey Jane on Wheels, a Tale of the Bicycle Craze.
Chicago W. B. Conkey Company (1895) Hardcover Fair Hardcover 
Cloth soiled, edgeworn. Small holes along joints. Owner's name. Hinges weak. Browning. Frontis and several other ill. colored in with crayon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Cartwright, Justin. Half in Love.
London Sceptre 2001 0340766298 / 9780340766293 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 
DJ edgeworn, soiled. Book very clean and tight. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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12 Clifford, Frank S. A ROMANCE OF PERFUME LANDS, OR THE SEARCH FOR CAPT. JACOB COLE. ; With Interesting Facts About Perfumes and Articles Used in the Toilet.
Boston "Clifford, Perfumer" 1875 First edition Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
1st ed. 1875. 12mo. iv, 295pp. plus 32 inserted engraved plates including frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth binding with elaborate pictorial designs stamped in gold and black on front board and spine. Rear board has blindstamped decorations and lettering. Brown coated endpapers. Wright American Fiction 1851-1875: 556. Frank Clifford was a Boston pharmacist who penned an adventure novel that appears to be heavily influenced by Jules Verne. In the narrative, Clifford places himself and his companions on board a steam yacht. Together they sail all over the world, visiting a number of locales where the raw ingredients of perfumes can be found. Along the way they encounter a number of perils and dramatic challenges, all the time discussing the ingredients of perfume and home remedies. This unusual novel was issued in several editions into the 1880's. With Interesting Facts About Perfumes and Articles Used in the Toilet. Very modest wear to the extremities with contemporary owner's signature on blank leaf before frontispiece. Otherwise, a near fine copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Science fiction terror tales Japanese translation., Conklin, Groff.
13 Conklin, Groff. Science fiction terror tales Japanese translation.
Tokyo Charles E. Tuttle 1955 Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Japanese translation. Dust jacket is soiled and edge worn. Toning. Otherwise clean and tight. 207 pages. Limp boards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Corwin, Norman and Tibor Gergely (ill.). Dog In The Sky ; The authentic and unexpurgated odyssey of Runyon Jones
New York Simon & Schuster 1952 First printing Hardcover Good in Good DJ Hardcover 
DJ shelfworn, chipped, sunned. Slight tilt. Small stain at bottom corner of edges. Else clean, tight. 156 pp. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Criswell, Charles. Nobody Knows What the Stork Will Bring.
New York McDowell Obolensky 1958 0839210760 / 9780839210764 First printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good DJ Hardcover 
Light edgewear to DJ. Tight and clean. 180 pp. 
Price: 17.93 USD
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16 D'Angelo, Lou. What the ancients said .
Garden City Doubleday 1971 First edition Hardcover Very good Hardcover 
Small tear in DJ, price clipped. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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17 Davis, Richard Harding. The Exiles : And Other Stories.
New York Harper & Brothers 1894 First Edition Hardcover Fair Hardcover 
1894 hardcover. Letter from author to an editor tipped in, declining an offer to write a set of stories for a magazine. Green decorative cloth soiled, shelfworn. Hinge cracked down to netting. Owner's (letter recipient's) bookplate. Interior tight and clean. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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18 De Capite, Michael. The Bennett Place.
New York John Day 1948 Hardcover Very good in fair DJ Hardcover 
DJ soiled, worn and chipped at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 De Capite, Michael. The Bennett Place.
London Falcon Press 1948 First edition Hardcover Very Good in Good DJ Hardcover 
DJ soiled, edgeworn. Book tight and clean. 202 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Book of Common Prayer (SIGNED MODERN CLASSICS)., Didion, Joan.
20 Didion, Joan. A Book of Common Prayer (SIGNED MODERN CLASSICS).
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 2002 Hardcover Fine Hardcover 
Signed by the author . Leather with gold titles and decorations. All edges are gilt. Silk end papers and ribbon bookmark. "A note about" card and signed certificate of authenticity folded in. Very clean and tight. 272 pages. 
Price: 76.40 USD
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