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The Soul of a Bishop

H.G. Wells

The Soul of a Bishop

Macmillan, New York, 1917. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Very Good. 8vo. Hardcover, no dust jacket. [VIII], 341, Advertisement:[XI]p. Color frontispiece by C. Allan Gilbert. Stated: "Set up and electrotyped. Published, September, 1917." on the copyright page. Clean red cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Slight shelf wear. Couple of tiny dents and scratches on the spine and back panel. Binding is tight & square. *** H.G. Wells known, along with Jules Verne, as one of the 19th-century fathers of logical, rational science fiction, but in this 1917 novel, H. G. W...
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Ernest Hemingwa  A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingwa

A Farewell to Arms

Charles Schribner's Sons, New York, 1953. Hardcover. Clean boards. No writing. Tight and square binding. Dust jacket is NOT clipped ($3.00) , small scuffs and small chips on edges. Text clean and crisp. Spine lightly toned. Overall: very nice copy.
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John Updike  Rabbit Is Rich: Signed

John Updike

Rabbit Is Rich: Signed

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1982. Signed by the author. First Edition C....
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J. D. Salinger  Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, Seymour

J. D. Salinger

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, Seymour

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING Little, Brown & Co,[1959]. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Stated “First Edition” with the dedication facing the copyright page. Light edge-wear and rubbing; foxing spots on the inner....
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Gunter Grass  The Tin Drum

Gunter Grass

The Tin Drum

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Pantheon, New York, 1962. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st American Edition with no stated edition on copyright page or additional printings - just 'English translation 1961, 1962 Pantheo....
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Varlam Shalamov  Kolyma Stories (First Russian Edition)

Varlam Shalamov

Kolyma Stories (First Russian Edition)

Варлам Шаламов Колымские рассказы. Первое издание книги на русском языке, подготовленное без участия, ведома и согласия автора по рукописи, распространявшейся в самиздате. предисл. М. Геллера. Лондон: Overseas publications interchange LTD, 1978. 895 с.....
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Harris, Joel Chandler  On The Plantation

Harris, Joel Chandler

On The Plantation

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. D. Appleton, New York, 1892. Hardcover, 8vo. [i-xii], [1]-233, [234], 10 pp advertisements. Portrait frontispiece, other illustrations in text. Mustard cloth. Brown-coated end papers. Published April 16, 1892 preced....
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H.G. Wells  The Soul of a Bishop

H.G. Wells

The Soul of a Bishop

Macmillan, New York, 1917. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Very Good. 8vo. Hardcover, no dust jacket. [VIII], 341, Advertisement:[XI]p. Color frontispiece by C. Allan Gilbert. Stated: "Set up and electrotyped. Published, September, 1917." on the c....
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Ernest Hemingway  To Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

To Whom the Bell Tolls

FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, Hardcover, No dust jacket. Contains the Scribner’s “A” on the copyright page, indicating this is a TRUE first printing. The book is bound in the original oatmeal-colored cloth. Some tanni....
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Margaret Mitchell  Gone With the Wind

Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind

FIRST EDITION, NOVEMBER 1938 PRINTING. The Macmillan Company, NY, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: FAIR- missing dj spine completely. Dj was repaired with a tape (tape removed) . A very early printing of this wonderful c....
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John Steinbeck  The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath

FIRST EDITION, 8TH PRINTING. The Viking Press, NY, NY, 1939. Hardcover. No Jacket. 8th printing. Stated “Eighth Printing, August 1939”. No dust jacket. Top edges stained yellow, all edges trimmed. “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” printed on endpapers. Ta....
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