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201 Ferber, Edna Ice Palace
Garden City Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1958 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1958. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated) Fresh and bright, tiny spot to topstain, else Fine. The dustjacket has been clipped, and has just a tiny bit of wrinkling/chipping to spine, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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202 Fergus, Charles Shadow Catcher
New York Soho 1991 0939149559 / 9780939149551 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Soho, 1991. Fine in unclipped DJ; publisher's brochure laid-in. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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203 Fergus, Charles Shadow Catcher
New York Soho 1991 0939149559 / 9780939149551 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Soho, 1991. Author's first novel, an evocative fictional treatment of the Wanamaker Expedition of 1913, "about Indians, about the power of images, and about truth. Fine copy that has been SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. The DJ is unclipped, shows just light shelf-rubbing, else Fine. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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204 Field, Rachel Calico Bush
New York The Macmillan Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Allen Lewis 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. Rachel Field won a Newberry Honor Award in 1931 for this historical novel. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Decorative cloth binding in blue and yellow, with black lettering on the front cover. Clean text; 213 pages. Illustrated with four wood engravings by Allen Lewis. Corners lightly bumped, with rubbing around the margins; the text, however, is pristine. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Allen Lewis. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Bushrangers, Finger, Charles J.
205 Finger, Charles J. Bushrangers
New York Robert M. McBride 1924 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus Paul Honore Signed
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1924. Finger won the Newberry Award in 1925; these tales of the Australian bush also feature gorgeous woodcut illustrations by Paul Honore; decorative endpapers. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition that has been INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title, along with a caricature of himself (there is a faint offset where some material had been laid in in the past). The stricking dustjacket is unclipped; there is a 1-1/4" chip in the upper right hand corner of the front panel; the spine has tanned. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Paul Honore. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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206 Fitzgerald, F. Scott All the Sad Young Men
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1926 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. Fitzgerald's collection of nine stories followed his great success with "Gatsby." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, with all points for the First Printing. Green cloth binding, stamped on the front cover with the author and title. Clean text; 267 pages. Some offset on the endpapers. Very mild bumps. Both gutters are cracked but holding very well. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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207 Fitzgerald, F. Scott Flappers and Philosophers
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1920 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Fitzgerald's second book, a collection of eight stories, following "This Side of Paradise" in the same year. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Printing, published in the same month of the small (5000 copies) first run. Dark green cloth binding, blindstamped with title and author on the front cover; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 269 pages. Contemporary (1920) owner's inscription on the FFEP. Very light wear at the margins; small discoloration on the lower front cover; gilt on spine faded. A solid copy, lacking the dustjacket.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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208 Fitzgerald, F. Scott Tender is the Night. A Romance
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1951 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Edward Shenton 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951. Originally published in 1934, to less than critical aclaim, Fitzgerald's novel is "Disturbing, bitter and beautiful" (Marjorie Rawlings) and held in higher regard today. This is a Very Good copy of the Reprint/First Edition Thus, printed from the original plates and labeled the "original edition." Gray cloth binding with turquoise lettering on the spine. Clean text; 408 pages. Illustrations by Edward Shenton. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP; sun fading around the margins. The dustjacket, a design by Reynard Biemiller, is unclipped, but shows some edgewear and is chipped at the head and foot of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Edward Shenton. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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209 Fitzgerald, F. Scott This Side of Paradise
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1922 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. Fitzgerald's first book, first issued in 1920; this is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing from two years later. Green cloth binding, with heavy blindstamping on the front cover, gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 305 pages, with two pages of publisher's adverts on the rear. Previous-owner signature on the front paste-down; mild bumps, top a bit dusty, spine darkened. The front gutter has been repaired. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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210 Flaubert, Gustave Salambo. A Realistic Romance of Ancient Carthage
London Gibbings & Company, Limited 1899 Third Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Gibbings & Company, Limited, 1899. Flaubert's "salacious" novel was originally published in 1862. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Third Edition in English. Tan decorative cloth binding with the decorations in dark brown/maroon and the titling in gilt. Clean text; xvi, 360 pages, with two pages in the front with ads for "Representative French Fiction." Introduction by the translator, J.S. Chartres; includes Flaubert's Appendix. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY. Embossed on the Title Page with chops from the private library of Joseph A. Sadony (1877-1960), a Spiritualist whose most famous work id "Gates of the Mind." Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Third Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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211 Flaubert, Gustave Salammbo of Gustave Flaubert. Englished By M. French Sheldon
London & New York Saxon & Co. 1886 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London & New York: Saxon & Co., 1886. The great French realist Gustave Flaubert's first published this historical (and considered salacious) novel in 1862; English versions were simultaneously published by Vizetelley and Saxon, with different translators (this Saxon version is less common). This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, "Englished" by M. French Sheldon. ("New York" is listed as well as London for the publisher's location; Quercus believes this an indication of the First American Edition.) Bright blue cloth binding, beveled, with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. Clean text; xxiii, 421 pages. One publisher advert in the rear (unopened), for Welcome's "Alamo." The spine has darkened, but the gilt remains bright. Very light rubbing at the margins. A superior copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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212 Ford, Ford Madox The Last Post
New York The Literary Guild of America 1928 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: The Literary Guild of America, 1928. Critic and novelist Ford Madox Ford (pseudonym for Ford Herman Hueffer, 1873-1939) is noted for his "Parade's End" tetralogy based on his experiences on the Western Front in World War One. This is a Very Good copy of the final novel in that series. First American Edition (copyright to Albert & Charles Boni) which preceded the English version.Tan cloth binding with a lighter tan linen spine; paper labels on spine and front cover. Clean text; 285 pages. No dustjacket. Corners are bumped; very slightly cocked; light surface soiling; small inkspot on spine label. The fragile paper labels are not rubbed. A serviceable copy, but not for the advanced collector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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213 Forster, E.M. A Passage to India
London Edward Arnold 1924 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Edward Arnold, 1924. The fifth novel by Forster (1879-1970), considered the premier work of fiction on the British Raj. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing (4th Impression) of the First Edition. Red cloth binding with black lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 325 pages, with three pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Spine a bit darkened; mild bumps; edges a bit dusty; a touch of spotting confined to first two or three pages. Lacking the dust wrapper; in an archival plastic protector. A sound copy, if not the most beautiful. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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214 France, Anatole Marguerite
London & New York John Lane The Bodley Head Limited 1921 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Simeon 
London & New York: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1921. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Translated from the original French by J. Lewis France (Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault, 1844-1924), a bibliophile and librarian, was a prominent supporter, with Zola, of Alfred Dreyfus. In 1921 (the year of this book's publication) he won the Nobel Prize; in the year all of his works were put on the Index of banned books by the Roman Catholic Church. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition in English. Translated from the original French by J. Lewis May, and illustrated with 29 delightful woodcuts by Simeon. Brown paper-covered boards with a tan linen spine. Illustrated paper label on the front cover; red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 75 pages, followed by one page with a final illustration. Exceptionallly bright text. Red topstain; other page ends rough-cut. There is a previous-owner signature on the FFEP dated 1923. A sweet little book; no dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Simeon. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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215 Frayn, Michael Spies. A Novel
New York Metropolitan/Henry Holt 2002 0805070583 / 9780805070583 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Metropolitan/Henry Holt, 2002. A childhood game, set in wartime London, suddenly becomes serious. Frayn has had a distinguished literary career, including shortlisting for the Booker Prize and several Tony Awards. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Gray paper boards with gilt lettering; clean and fresh text. The dustjacket is unclipped. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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216 Frazee, Steve The Best Western Stories of Steve Frazee
Carbondale & Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Press 1984 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Carbondale & Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984. Edited by Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Introduction by Bill Pronzini. Clean and fresh text; 276 pages, including a bibliography of Frazee's works. Erasure marks on FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is complete, shows hints of wrinkling on the flaps, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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217 Friar, Kimon The Spiritual Odyssey of Nikos Kazantzakis. A Talk
Minneapolis North Central Publishing 1979 0935476008 / 9780935476002 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
Minneapolis: North Central Publishing, 1979. Fasinating lecture by the poet who translated Kazantzakis's great work, "The Odyssey, A Modern Sequel." Given at the University of Minnesota. Edited and with an introduction by Theofanis G. Stavrou. A scarce item. This copy in Fine condition; blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. DJ has light soil, minor rubbing with a closed tear on the front panel. Barcode sticker on rear panel, else Near Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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218 Friedman, B.H. Museum
New York Fiction Collective 1974 0914590030 / 9780914590033 Second Printing. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Fiction Collective, 1974. Friedman's fourth novel. He writes both fiction and non-fiction dealing with the art scene (his previous received a nomination for the National Book Award). Second Printing of the Trade paper edition. Slight creases top edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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219 Frisch, Max Bluebeard
London Methuen 1983 0413517500 / 9780413517500 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Methuen, 1983. Ostensibly a mystery, this sixth was the novel by the famed Swiss playwright to be published in Englisht. Originally written in German; translation is by Geoffrey Skelton. A Near Fine copy of the First British Edition. DJ is also Near Fine,; unclipped; just a hint of fading on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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220 Frisch, Max I'm Not Stiller
London & New York Abelard-Schuman 1958 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
London & New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1958. Max Frisch (1911-1991), along with his fellow Swiss author Durrenmatt, defined postwar literary modernity; in particular, their dramatic works galvanized theatre. This is Frisch's most famous novel, an exploration of identity. A rather scarce title. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Bright orange cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 363 pages, very bright and fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped; also very bright without any spine fade. Very minor edgewear, with two closed chips (front panel and head of spine). A superior copy. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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