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161 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
162 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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163 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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164 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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165 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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166 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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167 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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168 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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169 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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170 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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171 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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172 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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173 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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174 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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175 Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy (2 Volumes)
New York Boni & Liveright 1926 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Dreiser's most famous novel, and probably that which will preserve his reputation. These are Near Fine copies of the Sixth Printing of the First Trade Edition (September 1926). Two volumes, 431 pages and 409 pages; text is clean and fresh. Discreet bookseller's sticker on the rear paste-downs. Dark gray cloth bindings with gilt lettering; blindstamped medalion ("TJ") on the front cover. Very minimal wear to either volume, but Volume One has a few red spots on the spine (drops of blood?). This is the only real defect in what is otherwise, and remains, a very nice set. No dustjackets, but present is the marbeled original slipcase, showing no real wear. Very scarce with the slipcase in such nice condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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176 Dreiser, Theodore The "Genius"
Garden City & New York Garden City Publishing Company 1923 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Garden City & New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1923. Dreiser's fifth novel, an autobiographical work on art and sexuality, was originally published by John Lane in 1915. The publisher withdrew it, fearing legal action by anti-vice organizations who considered it obscene. Support for Dreiser by major American literary figures turned the tide and it was reissued by Horace Liveright in 1923. Not considered Dreiser's best work, its notoriety made it a best seller. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Reprint edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 736 pages. Red topstain, others rough-cut. Previous-owner inscription on the FFEP. Minor rubbing at the margins, and a small tear at the foot of the spine. A solid copy, lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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177 Dupee, F.W. (Editor) The Question of Henry James
New York Henry Holt 1945 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Henry Holt, 1945. A collection of critical esays about Henry James, who remains today one of our most interesting and "modern" American writers. Edited by F.W. Dupee. First Edition (stated First Printing). Just a little edgewear, else Fine. Unclipped DJ has some chipping and creasing at the edges, light soil, and shelfwear. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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178 Duras, Marguerite The Ravishing of Lol Stein
New York Grove Press 1966 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Grove Press, 1966. Marguerite Donadieu (1914-1996) adopted the name Duras and wrote several novels that were filmed; she was a noted screenwriter. A communist in political sympathy, she worked for the Vichy government during World War II while spying for the Resistance. Originally published in France in 1964. This is a Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First American Edition. Translation by Richard Seaver. Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 181 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped. Tiny closed tear on the rear panel, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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179 Durham. Marilyn The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1972 0151569401 / 9780151569403 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Plus 
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. The author's first novel, made into a popular film. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated, BCDEF line). Brown cloth binding with copper lettering on the spine. Clean text; 246 pages. Some sunfade along the margins. Previous-owner chop on the Title Page. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus): unclipped, very little wear evident, just some light tanning along the margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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180 Durrell, Lawrence Clea
New York Dutton 1960 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Dutton, 1960. Final book in the Alexandria Quartet. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Unclipped Third Printing DJ is sunned on the spine and has some minor creases and chips at its margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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