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Love at the Mission

By: Baptist, R. Hernekin (pseud. for Ethelreda Lewis)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19448

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[ex-department store library book, but marked as such only by multiple small library and "withdrawn" stamps on both pastedowns and endpapers, and with so little wear as to suggest that nobody ever actually checked it out and read it; the jacket is a bit edgeworn, with a few small tears, a rough surface-peeled spot near base of spine, a tiny stain on the front panel, and a vintage price-sticker (from City of Paris, San Francisco) on the rear flap]. "To the th... View more info

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At the Back of Beyond

By: Barlow, Jane

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8177

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good+


(pictorial cover, no dust jacket) [front hinge starting, but generally a solid, if worn, copy; soiling to rear cover, a bit of white splotching on front cover and along bottom edges, one-time owner's signature on ffep]. Stories with an Irish setting. The author's other titles include "Irish Idylls," "A Creel of Irish Stories," "From the Land of the Shamrock," etc. -- you get the idea. This is one of her less common titles. View more info

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Schoolgirl

By: Barnes, Carman

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1929

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 16294

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[light shelfwear, minor soiling to top edge; jacket well-worn, with various small tears, nicks, creasing, soiling, etc.] The first novel by Carman Barnes, based on her own experiences in various Southern boarding schools, was published when she was 16 ("just a schoolgirl herself") and helped make her into a bit of an overnight sensation. Before she hit nineteen, she had already published a second novel, collaborated on a stage adaptation of "Schoolgirl,"... View more info

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Eyes of India

By: Baronti, Gervé

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1925)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18800

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light wear to cloth at spine ends, a bit of dust-soiling to top edge, faint (mostly erased) pencil signature on ffep; jacket has one small closed tear at top of front panel, spine a bit color-shifted, minor surface wear]. "To call this really excellent novel the most accurate picture of Indian life to be published since Kipling introduced us to India is not to exaggerate. It is amazingly truthful, frank and honest -- and it presents the Eastern viewpoint with star... View more info

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The Swiftest Thing in Life

By: Barre, Jean

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, H.C. Kinsey & Company, Inc.: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19643

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[good solid clean book, minor shelfwear only; jacket has small tears and minor paper loss at a couple of corners, fading to spine, short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of front panel]. An Italian prince, his wild and irrepressible brother, an English beauty, her impudent and possessive American lover, an artist, and more! "A really fresh experience among romantic novels." Ten bucks off the price if you can identify the dust jacket artist. View more info

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Three Roads from Paradise

By: Barretto, Larry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Caxton House, Inc.: 1939 (c.1933)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 20192

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[minor shelfwear, some soiling and age-toning to page edges, cute vintage bookplate on front pastedown (with light verse pleading for the book's return to its owner); jacket is worn at edges and corners, short diagonal closed tear at top right corner of front panel, some minor paper loss at spine ends (taking away part of "Three" at top of spine title)]. A tri-generational story of a New York family, beginning in "the era of gas lamps and hansom cabs," an... View more info

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The Mediocrat

By: Bartley, Nalbro

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 19572

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(in A.L. Burt reissue dust jacket) [minimal shelfwear, top corners a bit bumped; jacket edgeworn, a bit of paper loss at spine ends, a few small edge-tears]. Proto-feminist novel that grapples with the burning question: "Is there a new kind of woman coming to disturb our homes -- a woman who lives by making war on her kind? Has the freedom won by the 'old-fashioned suffragist' been taken over by a new 'emancipated' type who ignore women's duties while demanding wom... View more info

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The Long Walk

By: Barton, Betsey

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6237

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[some wear to book at spine ends, small bookstore stamp on front pastedown; jacket heavily worn, spine sunned, irregular fading to front panel, small pieces missing at top corner of front panel and top corner of rear panel near spine, top half-inch of spine missing, crescent-shaped stain on front panel, various small tears along bottom edge, etc.]. The author's first novel, set in a veteran's hospital. View more info

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Relics and Angels

By: Basso, Hamilton

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20238

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid book, light wear at spine extremities, one-time owner's name and address on front pastedown; jacket moderately edgeworn, especially at spine ends]. The author's first novel, the story of a young member of "an old and cultured Creole family surprised by the new machine civilization." A journalist and an early contributor to the important New Orleans-based literary journal "The Double Dealer" (along with William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sher... View more info

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Charlotte's Row

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith: [1932]

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19266

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, very slight bumping to bottom corners, vintage price sticker (The White House) at upper corner of rear pastedown; jacket lightly soiled, a handful of tiny nicks in bottom edge of rear panel]. An early work by Bates, "a novel of life in the poor quarter of an industrial town" in the English Midlands, the titular street being "a narrow cul-de-sac surrounded by factories, breweries, and sordid streets of houses." According to at least one... View more info

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Catherine Foster

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19402

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear only, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep; jacket somewhat age-toned, with a few tiny tears and minor paper loss surrounding top of spine, short tears at bottom hinges, one additional tiny closed tear at top of front panel]. Bates's second published novel, "the story of a woman's passionate love for her husband's romantic and shiftless brother. There are three major characters, Catherine -- Charles, her husband -- and Andrew, the lover. Thei... View more info

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In Another Country

By: Bayley, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann, Inc: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9451

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, slight dust-darkening to top edge, top of spine lightly bumped/faded, faint bookseller's stamp on front pastedown; jacket worn along hinges, a few tiny tears/chips, slight paper loss at top of spine and at a couple of corners, old price sticker on rear flap]. The author's first novel, set in Germany during the Allied occupation immediately following World War II, and dealing with conflicts between the members of a British Intelligence Unit. The author was ... View more info

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The Intruder

By: Beaumont, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16793

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [slightly bumped at bottom corners, otherwise a nice clean copy with minor shelfwear; jacket has a number of small chips along top and bottom edges and at top of spine]. The fantasy author's "serious" book, a small-racist-Southern-town novel that served as the basis for a remarkably effective low-budget, shot-on-location film adaptation by Roger Corman, released in 1961, with William Shatner as a rabble-rousing outsider who comes into town and ma... View more info

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Galloping Down

By: Beckwith, Brainerd

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Century Co.: (c.1931)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19570

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice condition, tight and clean with no discernible wear, vintage price sticker (from The White House, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket shows a little wear along top and bottom edges, a few tiny edge-tears along bottom edge, one-inch closed tear at top rear hinge]. Novel set in Ireland, about the revolt of a young man against the heritage represented by his father, a "stiff-necked old baron" who's the last of the Kilgannon line. "For six hundre... View more info

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The House of Dr. Edwardes

By: Beeding, Francis

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1928)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16938

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, light wear to bottom edge, bumped at base of spine, spine slightly turned; jacket has tiny tears and minor paper loss at most top corners, still quite presentable]. Suspense novel set in a "private asylum for the mentally deficient." Later served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 thriller SPELLBOUND, with Gregory Peck as the man whose innermost torment is expressed in a memorable Salvador Dali-designed dream sequence. Very difficult to find... View more info

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Hell Let Loose

By: Beeding, Francis (pseud. for John Leslie Palmer and Hilary Aiden St. George Saunders)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1937)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 13566

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice copy, square and solid, faint shelfwear at top and bottom edges; jacket edgeworn, various small tears, still attractive]. "Against an authentic background of war-torn Spain, [the author] tells of a struggle for a tremendously important military secret -- pitting the secret agents of four nations against one another and ranging in his story from Madrid to Seville, from underground dugouts to airplanes above the battle lines." One of numerous thrillers by th... View more info

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Sand Castle

By: Beith, Janet

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15915

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn book, slight bumping to top corners, spine cloth a bit darkened/discolored, small bookseller's label (A.H. Esch & Co. Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta) at bottom corner of front pastedown]. Novel spanning the 1880s to the 1930s, about two brothers from the Scottish Highlands who go into commerce in the mills of Manchester. They end up falling in love with the same girl, but one of them goes off to the Boer War, so that takes care of that p... View more info

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The Breed of Basil

By: Bell, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride & Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19408

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, appears unread, a bit of wear to spine ends and bottom corners, bottom rear corner bumped; jacket has some minor chipping at spine ends, one-inch closed tear and associated creasing at top of rear panel, irregular light dust-soiling to rear panel]. "The hero of this romance is a man on horseback, vigorous young Brian, Duke of Malvern in Illyria. Illyria is the kingdom of earth, empire of the illusions essential to human happiness; the arena, there... View more info

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Dancing Lady

By: Bellah, James Warner

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1932)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21610

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[quite a decent copy, light foxing to fore-edge, spine very slightly turned; jacket has a few tiny chips along top edge, minor soiling to rear panel, itsy-bitsy hole near right edge of front panel]. Gotta Dance!! The story of a child of the tenements, a born hoofer who "stepped and stamped her way through the night clubs and the burlesque wheel to Broadway glory," attracting all sorts of men along the way -- the vaudeville small-timer who discovered her, the har... View more info

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Before the Storm

By: Belloc Lowndes, Mrs. [Marie]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18945

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[modest shelfwear to top and bottom edges, otherwise a nice clean book; jacket a bit edgeworn, with a few nicks and scrapes, small closed tear and associated creasing at top edge of rear panel]. "Upon the dark canvas of approaching war Mrs. Lowndes paints a thrilling romance almost blacked out by robbery and attempted murder." An RAF Wing Commander, a "morganatic daughter of Leopold of Austria," a rich South African named "Golden Bull" Gatke, an... View more info