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161 Davies, Robertson The Rebel Angels
New York Viking 1982 0670590630 / 9780670590636 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1982. Fine copy in unclipped Near Fine DJ (slight wrinkling at edges of spine. No Edition Statement or number line. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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162 Davies, Robertson What's Bred in the Bone
New York Viking 1985 0670809160 / 9780670809165 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1985. Near Fine copy (just very slight bump to two corners) in an unclipped DJ. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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163 Davis, Richard Harding Van Bibber and Others
New York Harper & Brothers 1892 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. Davis (1864-1916) was a very popular writer in his time, particularly and rightly celebrated as a war correspondent. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding. Gilt titling on the spine and front cover, which has a decoration in red.Clean text; vii, 249 pages. Frontis and three other illustrations. Faint POS on the FFEP. Light bumps, some scuffs and faint stains. A nice reading copy; not for the advanced collector. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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164 De Vilallonga, Jose Luis The Man of Blood
New York Simon & Schuster 1960 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. Novel of the Spanish Civil War; the author, who became disaffected with the Franco regime, was sentenced to prison in absentia. Translated from the French by Hugo Charteris. Near Fine copy with black cloth binding with red & magenta lettering, still bright and new. Textblock, however, is uniformly tanned, due to quality of paper used. The evocative DJ by Milton Glaser is unclipped but shows some minor edgewear and has a small chip on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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165 Denny, Norman (Editor) The Yellow Book. A Selection
London & New York The Bodley Head/Viking Press 1950 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Aubrey Beardsley (& Others) 
London & New York: The Bodley Head/Viking Press, 1950. "The Yellow Book" was one of the most important literary/artistic venues of the late 19th Century. It appeared from 1894-1897, edited by Aubrey Beardsley and later by the publisher John Lane. This compilation was edited by Norman Denny. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Canary yellow cloth (Beardsley's choice) binding with lettering and illustration/decoration in black. Clean text; 372 pages, followed by 36 pages of black-and-white illustrations (this separation of art from text was part of its conception). Hints of a bump, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper, which mimics the cloth covers, shows a bit of wear, with a darkened spine and a few small chips on the margins; split along the spine edge makes it a bit weak. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Aubrey Beardsley (& Others). Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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166 Dickens, Charles Barnaby Rudge. The Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition.
New York Harper & Bros 1875 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket J. Barnard 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1875. "Household Edition" in the publisher's original green cloth binding; gilt lettering, with black and gilt decorations. Dark brown endpapers; 263 pages and 8 pages listing Harper novels of the time. Illustrated by J. Barnard. An extremely handsome edition, and this copy in close to Fine condition. Pages are bright and supple; very light tan to the edges, with an occasional bit of foxing. Slight rub to spine and corners; tiny puncture on spine, else Fine. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Barnard. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Drawn from Life. Sketches of Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen, and Young Couples, Dickens, Charles
167 Dickens, Charles Drawn from Life. Sketches of Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen, and Young Couples
New York E.J. Hale & Son 1875 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: E.J. Hale & Son, 1875. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Twenty illustrations by "Phiz." An "Advertisement" (Forward) describes the publishing history of the volume. Very bright green cloth binding with rules in the blind and gilt lettering on the spine. The cover features a portrait of Dickens, who is suitably filled with gilt. Clean and bright text: 320 pages. This is one of the freshest texts Quercus has seen in a 19th-century book, lacking any foxing or browning; minor bumping; very close to a Fine copy. Penciled previous-owner and a bookseller's stamp on the endpapers. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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168 Dickens, Charles & Wilkie Collins No Thoroughfare
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1867 First American Edition. Paperback Good No Jacket 
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. This is the first published appearance of "No Thoroughfare," jointly written by Dickens and Collins for Christmas of 1867. This is a Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Published in wraps. The text is clean and bright; 42 pages, with ten pages of wonderful advertisements, split in front and rear. This copy is worn and creased at the edges; chipped at the spine but still securely attached; rated Good due to the wqear, but Plus added because still sound. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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169 Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes Letters from John Chinaman
London J.M. Dent & Company 1904 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: J.M. Dent & Company, 1904. An attractive small book of essays by Dickinson (1862-1932) who was a noted political scientist and philosopher. Originally published by R. Brimley Johnson in 1904. This is the Seventh Impression of Dent's reprint; a scarce edition. Green paper-covered boards with a green cloth spine; black lettering on the front and spine. Clean text; 63 pages. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY, with the penciled signature of Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963), literary critic and historian, on the front paste-down. Brooks won both the Pulitzer and National Book Award back to back. Also, there are his penciled notes on a rear endpaper, but Quercus has yet to decifer them, and leaves it to the next person who possesses the volume. The corners are bumped. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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170 Dodge, Jim Fup
New York Simon and Schuster 1983 0671509101 / 9780671509101 Second Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Norman Green 
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. First published by City Miner (Moe's Books, Berkeley) this short little tale is a cult classic about a (possibly) immortal duck. This is a Fine copy of the Second Edition, from a major publishing house.. Light tan paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 94 pages. Illustrations by Norman Green. The dustjacket has been price-clipped; else Fine, in an archival plastic protector.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Norman Green. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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171 Doig, Ivan Bucking the Sun
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 0684811715 / 9780684811710 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Fine copy in an unclipped DJ, marred only by a bit of shelf-wear. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 Dorris, Michael Cloud Chamber
New York Scribner 1997 0684815672 / 9780684815671 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Scribner, 1997. Nice copy of his final book before untimely death. Warmly INSCRIBED and dated on the Title Page. (This is the trade edition, not one of the publisher-issued signed editions.) DJ has a tiny bit of edgewear, else Fine. In archival protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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173 Dos Passos, John Manhattan Transfer
New York Somerset Books, Inc. 1946 Reprint Edition Hardcover Good Very Good 
New York: Somerset Books, Inc., 1946. This "experimental" novel of the Jazz Age was originally published in 1925, and was the first commercial success for Dos Passos. Here is a popular reprint edition, uncommon itself. A Good only copy. Gray cloth binding, with blue lettering on the front cover and spine. There is no further publication date other than 1925, but Somerset generally published in the 1940s. The rear panel has a list of five books on offer, none published later than 1946. Therefore Quercus assigns a tentative publication date of 1946. Clean text; 404 pages. Although square and tightly bond, there is some mottled discoloration on the front cover, most likely from a moist encounter at some point. The dustjacket is rather striking, and is unclipped. Some light edgewear and a darkened spine; in an archival plastic protector.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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174 Dos Passos, John Number One. A Novel
Sydney & London Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd. & Constable & Co. Ltd. 1944 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Sydney & London: Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd. & Constable & Co. Ltd., 1944. Dos Passos (1896-1970) has a place in modernist fiction due to his "USA Trilogy." Politically to the left, he was in Spain with Hemingway and by the time of this novel he was starting to move to the conventional right. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Australian Edition (published in concert with Constable's English version). Bright orange paper-covered boards with black lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 212 pages. Ver slight splay; text starting to tan around the margins. The dustwrapper is bright; showing a bit of edgewear, with a tiny closed tear and a small chip. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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175 Dostoievsky, F. (Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky) Poor Folk. Translated from the Russian of F. Dostoievsky By Lena Milman
Boston & London Roberts Brothers & Elkin Mathews and John Lane 1894 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Aubrey Beardsley 
Boston & London: Roberts Brothers & Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894. First published in 1846, this is the great Russian writer's first book, an epistolary novel dealing with the effects of poverty. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition, published in the same year as the English version. A scarce title. Blue/gray cloth binding, decorated on the front cover with a drawing by Aubrey Beardsley (which is also reproduced on the Title Page). Gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xvi, 187 pages, with eight pages of publisher adverts in the rear. The Preface is by the Irish "realistic" novelist George Moore. Very mildly bumped (really just a touch). Darkened on the spine and around the margins. There is a contemporary bookplate on the front paste-down; the endpapers have some tears that have been repaired with paper tape.. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Aubrey Beardsley. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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176 Douglas, Norman South Wind
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1928 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Valenti Angelo 
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928. Originally published in 1917, this is the most famous novel by Norman Douglas (1868-1952). Set on a fictional island that seems to be a close relative of Capri, where Douglas had lived. Douglas had a life of public feuds and sexual escapades, but there is no denying his literary talent. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, with outstanding illustrations by Valenti Angelo. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 413 pages; fore-edge rough-cut. The spine lettering is a bit faded, else a Fine copy. Lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Valenti Angelo. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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177 Doyle, A. Conan Sir Nigel
New York McClure, Phillips & Co. 1906 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket The Kinneys 
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1906. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition, in the same year as the English. Light green ribbed cloth binding, with titling and decorations in black and a darker green. Clean text; 346 pages. Frontis illustartion and five others by Troy and Margaret Kinney, an unusual team of husband-and-wife artists. There is a tiny bit of rub at the margins, and the spine is so slightly darkened; else, a Fine copy. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by The Kinneys. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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178 Doyle, A. Conan Songs of Action
New York Doubleday & McClure Co. 1898 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1898. War poetry, published same year as the English edition. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Red cloth binding, ruled in gilt on front cover; gilt titling on front and spine. Clean text; 144 pages. Top-edge is gilt; others rough-cut. Very bright and fresh. Spine slightly darkened; minor rub to corners. This is an ex-library copy, but the treatments are far from onerous: small paper label on spine; public library label on front paste-down; two chops (TP and page99). A nice copy, if not for the advanced collector. . First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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179 Doyle, A. Conan The Green Flag & Other Stories
New York P.F. Collier & Son 1900 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1900. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of a reprint from the same year as the First Edition. Red cloth binding with decorative embossing on the spine and front cover, with gilt titling. Clean text; 384 pages; frontis illustration. Lighly bumped, with a slightly darkened spine. A rather handsome book.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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180 Doyle, Arthur Conan The Guards Came Through and Other Poems
New York George H. Doran Company 1920 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Tan cloth binding with paper labels on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 76 pages. Very light wear at margins. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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