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141 Conrad, Joseph The Secret Agent. A Simple Tale
Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1907 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1907. Number 3995 of Tauchnitz's "Collectionof British Authors," a Very Good copy of the Copyright Edition, which is uncommon. Red cloth binding with gilt titling and decorations on the spine. Clean text; 312 pages, with a one-page advert on stiff paper in the rear. Decorative endpapers. Bookplate on the front paste-down. Light bumps; some staining/mottling around the margins; spotting to the fore-edge. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector.. First Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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142 Conrad, Joseph Victory
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Company 1922 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. Initial criticism was negative for this novel, focusing on its modernistic style of four different perspectives, but now it is recognized as one of Conrad's best. It has been adapted for film several times. First published in 1915; this is a Fine copy of of a Later Printing, from seven years after. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titling and decorations on spine and front cover. Prone to visible rubbing and wear due to the nature of the dark cloth, this copy has none save hints along the edges. Clean text; 462 pages; maps as endpapers. The dusjacket is unclipped. The spine has darkened and has a tiny bit of wear; a light spot in the middle of the spine has not darkened. Although not the First Edition, this is a superior copy. In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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143 Conrad, Joseph & F.M. Hueffer (Ford Maddox Ford) Romance. A Novel
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1904 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Charles R. Macauley 
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. This is the second of the three novels that Conrad wrote in collaboration with Hueffer (he was to change his name to Ford Maddox Ford later) First published in England in 1903; this is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, from a year later. Dark blue cloth binding; titling in gilt on spine and front cover; cover decoration is three anchors with flowering vines intertwined. Clean text; 428 pages, with eight pages of publisher's adverts in the rear, these pages being unopened. Previous-owner signature on the Title Page. Both gutters are starting to crack, but are holding well. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charles R. Macauley. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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144 Conway, Eustace The Fall of Hosein the Holy
New York William Edwin Rudge 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1929. Conway (d. 1937) edited this story from a late-19th Century pamphlet found in his father's library. Also icontains three essays, including an interesting one on Rabelais. A lovely little volume, rather uncommon.This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Rose-colored paper boards; linen spine with paper label. 63 pages, clean and fresh. Some light sun to the margins, else Fine. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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145 Coover, Robert Ghost Town
New York Henry Holt 1998 0805058842 / 9780805058840 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Henry Holt, 1998. First Edition (Stated) copy of this postmodern western by the acclaimed author. Fine in an unclipped DJ (As New condition). In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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146 Corle, Edwin Burro Alley
New York Random House 1938 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1938. Edwin Corle (1906-1956) is noted for his strong, sympathetic writings set in California and the Southwest. Native Americans, such as in his masterwork "Fig Tree John," are often main characters. He has been compared to John Steinbeck. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing) of a picaresque novel set in a tourist town. Reddish-brown cloth binding with a paper label on the spine. Clean text; 279 pages, with the top-edge stained black. The front cover has 2 very minot scuff marks, else a Fine copy. This copy has been stamped on the front cover in gilt with a (presumed) previous-owner name. The dustjacket is Very Good. Price-clipped, it shows some edgewear, with a diagonal chip at the head of the spine (which has darkened), a small chip on the rear cover, and two other closed tears. Still, the cover remains attractive, with the colors on the front cover still quite bright. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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147 Corle, Edwin Burro Alley
Merle Armitage/Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1946 Limited/Numbered. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
Merle Armitage/Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1946. This is a Near Fine copy of the author's fourth novel, a picaresque tale originally published in 1938, here reprinted in an attractive edition that is SIGNED by the author and LIMITED to 1500 copies. Edwin Corle (1906-1956) was noted for writings set in California and the American Southwest. Native Americans, such as in his masterwork "Fig Tree John," are often main characters, and he has been compared to John Steinbeck. Decorative paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine: yellow with red and black in a Southwest style. Clean text; 270 pages, with two pages in the rear noting the typeface design; decorative endpapers. Although lacking the dustjacket, the boards remain in Near Fine condition, with only hints of edgewear - a very attractive production. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Limited/Numbered.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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148 Corle, Edwin Fig Tree John
New York Liveright 1971 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Liveright, 1971. Originally published in 1935, this is the second book by Edwin Corle (1906-1956), and is considered his masterpiece. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, with an introduction by Walter James Miller. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 310 pages. The FFEP has been clipped and there is a previous-owner chop on the half-title; else Fine. The dustjacket is bright and fresh, but has been price-clipped and has a small spot on the top of the front panel. Interestingly, Liveright chose to illustrate this work about an Apache in California with a dustjacket depicting Sitting Bull, an Hunkpapa Sioux. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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149 Crane, Stephen Maggie. A Girl of the Streets
New York D. Appleton 1896 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: D. Appleton, 1896. This is a Very Good copy of the First Trade Edition of Crane's naturalistic novel that so shocked editors he could not get it published; three years previously he had been forced to print it himself - a small issue in wraps, and a true rarity today. The critical and financial success of "The Red Badge of Courage" decided the controversy and Appleton took the plunge. "Maggie" is now regarded as a landmark in American literature. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus/First Trade Edition, itself a rare title. Tan cloth binding with blindstamped designs filled in red, black, and gilt; second state Title Page. Clean text; 158 pages with 12 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. The covers show moderate wear and soiling; the spine is darkened; the rear gutter is craked but holding. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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150 Crane, Stephen & Robert Barr The O'Ruddy. A Romance
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket C.D. Williams 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1903. Crane wrote this in collaboration with Scottish novelist and editor Robert Barr (1849-1912). A contemporary review (1904) calls it ".a fairy story for grown-ups, written with just the right amount of wit and humour." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Tan cloth decorative binding; color illustration on front cover and spine lettering filled in green and black. Clean text; 356 pages. Frontis illustration by C.D. Williams. Lightly bumped in corners; small stain on the fore-edge (not affective page internally). A solid copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by C.D. Williams. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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151 Cronin, Anthony No Laughling Matter. The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien
New York Fromm International 1998 0880641835 / 9780880641838 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Fromm International, 1998. Biography of Ireland's 2nd-greatest author of the XXth Century, originally published in 1989. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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152 Crump, Paul Burn, Killer, Burn!
Chicago Johnson Publishing 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Chicago: Johnson Publishing, 1962. Novel was written while Crump was in prison awaiting execution (his sentence was commuted). Blurb by James Baldwin. Nice bright copy with light soil on top edge, and a red dot on the bottom (presumed remainder mark). Evocative DJ is price-clipped, has some wear at the edges and light fade on spine.In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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153 cummings, e.e. 73 Poems
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1963 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) served with his friend John Dos Passos in the ambulance corps during WW I, where, like so many others, they became strongly anti-war. Although radical in his orthography and cultural attitudes, oddly enough cummings was a political supporter of Joseph McCarthyThis is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition. Blue paper-covered boards with light green cloth spine. Clean text with 73 pages. Two very tiny smudges, else Near Fine. The dustjacket is clipped; shows some wear, with several small closed tears, wrinkling, and a moisture ring (wine glass?). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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154 Cunningham, Michael Specimen Days
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 2005 0374299625 / 9780374299620 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2005. Author of the Pulitzer-winning novel "The Hours" reaches into the science fiction genre for this one. First Edition copy has been SIGNED on a publisher's plate tipped in to the Half-title page. Unclipped DJ has just a hint of a wrinkle at the foot of the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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155 Curle, Richard Joseph Conrad. A Study
Garden City Doubleday, Page & Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Very Good 
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1914. Scottish author Richard Curle (1883-1968) was Conrad's assistant in the author's later years. He also wrote this early and imp[ortant critical study of Conrad's work. Not a common title. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Part of a series: "Studies of Living Writers by Various Writers...Others to follow." Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine and decorative titling on the front cover - this was the signature binding for Conrad's works in America. Clean text; ix, 245 pages, with a one-page advert in the rear. Rubbing along the margins, else closer to Fine. The dustjacket, which is also uncommon, has a darkened spine with chipping at head and foot; closed tear along the front crease of the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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156 D'Annunzio, Gabriele Episcopo & Company
Chicago Herbert S. Stone & Company 1896 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1896. This was the second novel (the first in English by the prominent "decadent" modernist author Gabrielle D'Annunzio (1863-1938). This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, translated from the original Italian by Myrta Leonora Jones. Dark green cloth binding, ruled and titled in gilt on front & rear covers and the spine. With a heraldic device in gilt on both covers. Clean text; xii, 122 pages, with a one-page ad in the rear; top-edge is gilt, others rough-cut. Introduction by the translator. There is just the tiniest bit of rub at the margins, and two small scuffs on the cover; else a Fine copy. Really a lovely little book. . First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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157 D'Annunzio, Gabriele The Flame
New York Marsilio 1991 First Trade. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Marsilio, 1991. D'Annunzio's great romantic novel caused a scandal when originally published in 1900. This is the First Edition of a new translation by Susan Bassnett. A Fine copy, red boards with white lettering. The DJ is unclipped; just starting to show some age tanning. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Trade.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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158 Davies, Robertson One Half of Robertson Davies
New York Viking 1977 0670526088 / 9780670526086 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Viking, 1977. Collection covering a wide range from the great Canadian writer. Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Clean and tight. RM on bottom, POS on FFEP, else Fine. DJ has edgewear, creasing, and two small chips on the spine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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159 Davies, Robertson The Lyre of Orpheus
New York Viking 1989 067082416X / 9780670824168 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1989. Near Fine copy, light shelfwear only. Clipped DJ has part of ISBN marked out on rear panel. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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160 Davies, Robertson The Manticore
New York Viking 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Viking, 1972. Nice copy with some faint colour offset inside boards, slightest of bump on two corners, and a small bit of fade bottom of spine. Unclipped DJ has a few tiny nicks and some small chips bottom of spine, minor creasing (from inside, a stain is evident). In archival plastic protector. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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