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Look to Your Geese: A Novel of the Deflowering of New England

By: Sanders, Jacquin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20848

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, some spotting/soiling to top edge of text block; jacket has some shallow chipping along top edge, general edgewear, sun-browning to spine, light overall soiling]. Satirical novel set in "the not-so-staid Puritan community of Gruel, Massachusetts," and presenting (per the jacket blurb) "the wildest, funniest, least probable adventure into the past since Mark Twain told the real story of olde King Arthur." View more info

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Reluctant Star

By: Sangster, Margaret E.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Macrae Smith Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21015

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Fair dj


[ex-rental library book, worn but not excessively so, with staining to endpapers, rubber-stamped library info (Hanna Libraries, Cleveland, Ohio) on front pastedown, various other signs of its previous life; the jacket is kind of a mess, trimmed a little at top and bottom edges, securely glued down at flaps, with gunky black residue along the top and bottom edges from the (now removed) old jacket protector; on the plus side, however, the front panel illustration is for th... View more info

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The Immortals

By: Scarborough, Harold E.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19292

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[spine a little turned, tiny stain on front cover, minor soiling to bottom page edges, vintage price sticker (from the famous San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket moderately worn, with various small tears and chips, small piece missing from top right-hand corner of front panel, a little paper loss at base of spine Novel dealing with a Russian biologist/inventor who's working, with the financial backing of a wealthy industrialist, to d... View more info

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John Quixote [*SIGNED*]

By: Scoggins, C[harles] E[lbert]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9484

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid, square copy, moderate shelfwear, some soiling to page edges, small piece torn out of lower corner of title page]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The adventures of an American in Spain, where he encounters bullfighters and lovely senoritas. Signed by Author View more info

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Twilight Woman (A New Arco Sophisticate)

By: Scott, Les

Price: $98.98

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing Company: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10578

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


*** Sorry, this book has been SOLD thanks to having been featured in an article on the excellent blog BOOKTRYST: http://www.booktryst.com/2011/08/notorious-book-condemned-by-united.html. Check it out! *** [nice tight copy, lightly bumped at top of spine and bottom corners, faint browning to top edge; jacket rubbed and a bit edgeworn, a couple of tiny tears, minor paper loss at spine ends, small surface-peel damage to spine (all spine text still there)]. "Tom Grant ... View more info

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A View of the Bay

By: Scowcroft, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19868

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


[book shows almost no wear apart from a slight scrunching to the bottom corners of a few pages, but has a slightly musty smell (which should dissipate over time); jacket rubbed and edgeworn, with a few tiny closed tears, a bit of paper loss at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. San Francisco-set suspense novel about a man whose attempt to reconstruct the suicide of a more privileged childhood friend draws him into the wealth and glamour of the dead man's family. View more info

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The Love Eaters

By: Settle, Mary Lee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1986 (c.1954)

Edition: First Scribner Signature Edition

Seller ID: 18493

ISBN: 0-684-18714-0

Condition: Very Good


[moderate handling wear and light external soiling; a used but not abused book]. Trade PB Reprint of the author's first novel, originally published in 1954, "an acid satire of bedroom and community tragedy. A wealthy, small-town theatrical trope finds itself at the direction of a chair-bound cripple whose designs extend beyond the stage. And as he begins to lose control, so do his players, revealing appetites they scarcely knew they had." View more info

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Once Around the Park

By: Shannon, Frank

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5891

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[bottom corners bumped, a little wrinkling in cloth at top of rear cover; jacket mildly edgeworn, slight chipping at spine extremities, faint soiling but still colorful and attractive]. The author's first novel, "the story of Joe Malarky and Ali Baba Bates. Bates was one of the smartest pitchmen ever to hold a corner on the sidewalks of New York. But he had a passion for things oriental. Joe, the proud owner of the Independent Magic Carpet Cab, was right behind him, ... View more info

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The Crime of Giovanni Venturi

By: Shaw, Howard

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22534

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book, minor shelfwear only; jacket has a couple of tiny tears at front spine corners, slight fading to spine, unobtrusive closed tear at top of front panel]. Comic novel about a small-time Italian restaurateur whose livelihood is threatened by the opening of a chain restaurant next door to his little trattoria. He concocts a scheme to fight back against the intruder, together with "a motley set of accomplices, including an aging bookseller with an archa... View more info

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The Strange Case of Lucile Cléry

By: Shearing, Joseph (pseud. for Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell, aka Marjorie Bowen)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [1941] (c.1932)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 17575

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light wear to cloth at spine ends, light soiling to top page edges; jacket has a couple of tiny chips at bottom edge, a few minor tears at edges and corners]. A novel of "love, intrigue, horror, and murder," the story of "a brilliant and ruthless woman, [a] governess whose charm and diabolic cleverness brought destruction in their wake." Reprint of the first novel published by this prolific author under her "Joseph Shearing" pse... View more info

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Story from Life

By: Shepard, Kathleen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Julian Messner: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17960

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair in Good dj


[some dampstaining and resultant fading to book covers, book heavily bumped/damaged at bottom front hinge; jacket significantly insect-nibbled at bottom left corner of front panel, although apart from that it's clean and relatively unworn]. "She was beautiful, well-bred, and intelligent. She told the clean-cut young man that her name was 'Ellen Blair.' He was determined to meet her again. She was sure he would never re-enter her life. What was their future? They... View more info

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Tintype of a Lady

By: Shepard, Kathleen

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1936)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16693

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [good sound book with a bit of wear at spine ends, light dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket lightly soiled, spine somewhat darkened, tiny chip at top of spine]. Joy, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, suffers the indignities of her social station but ultimately hits upon a revenge-scheme: she pursues and ultimately elopes with the son of her town's most prominent citizen, then demands a blackmail payment from the old man for her to leave to... View more info

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Stella Defiant

By: Sheridan, Clare

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg, Publisher: 1925

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16446

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


(corner-clipped) [book is moderately worn, with some soiling to covers along top and bottom edges; jacket heavily worn, with numerous small tears, paper loss at spine ends, wide but shallow chip at top of front panel, etc.; the colorful front panel illustration is intact, however]. "The lurid, passionate history of a beautiful young woman, of Irish and Russian parentage, who is driven by her own temperament from the security of an established position into the chaoti... View more info

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The Substitute Bride

By: Sheridan, Clare

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1931)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18967

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight book with minimal wear, slight dust-darkening to top edge, one-time owner's florid signature on front pastedown, and a neatly-clipped mailing label from The Ohio State Stove Corporation affixed to the ffep, also bearing the same previous owner's name and address; jacket shows a little wear at corners, minor chipping at top of spine]. "The story of a courageous modern woman who dared defend a Harem girl against the ancient and merciless marriage customs o... View more info

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The Great American Family [*SIGNED*]

By: Shippey, Lee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18619

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, a bit of fading to spine cloth, tiny stain at edge of rear fep]. INSCRIBED with a somewhat hokey gift inscription punning on the recipient's name and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, additionally dated 10/10/39 in his hand. Shippey was a popular Los Angeles newspaper columnist for many years, and also turned out a handful of novels (this was the third of four), set mostly in the fictional Southern California community of "Ourville... View more info

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Where Nothing Ever Happens

By: Shippey, Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21153

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, lightly shelfworn, spine a bit turned, some fading to spine, tiny rip in cloth at top of spine, vintage bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. Thirteen interconnected short stories of life in a small California town, "Ourtown"; the stories are titled "Our Witch Woman," "Our Genius," "Our Poorest Woman" -- you get the idea. The first work of fiction by this well-known Los Ang... View more info

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The World Is Mine: A Dramatic Love Story of the Prize Ring

By: Shoaf, Pal

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hollywood/New York, Pal Shoaf Publishers, Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14998

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, spine slightly turned, minor soiling to top edge; jacket shows just a bit of wear at corners, a couple of tiny tears along top edge, one small chip at top of rear panel]. (B&W photo frontispiece) Self-published novel that practically screams "make me into a movie, PLEASE!" The author, described as a "former boxer" (my research has uncovered that he compiled a not-too-stunning 4-11-3 record between 1925 and 1932), must have also been a g... View more info

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The Square Trap

By: Shulman, Irving

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16232

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [lightly shelfworn book, a bit of dust-darkening to top page edges; jacket shows moderate wear at edges and corners, spine a little faded and slightly scraped at a couple of spots]. Novel about a Mexican-American boxer; set primarily in Los Angeles, including the Chavez Ravine neighborhood. (Baird & Greenwood 2239.) View more info

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I Was a Teen-Age Dwarf

By: Shulman, Max

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bernard Geis Associates: 1959

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 21151

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, light soiling/foxing to page edges; jacket also a bit soiled, a few tiny edge-tears, faint traces of mostly-erased ink scribble on front panel Further adventures of Dobie Gillis. Interestingly, this edition was not pitched as a tie-in with the TV series ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"), even though it was then in the middle of its network run. (It's not even mentioned, on the cover or anywhere else.) View more info

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Maid No More

By: Simpson, Helen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: (c.1940)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20490

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [light bumping and slight fraying at several corners, minor soiling to edges of text block, light spotting to spine cloth, one light spot on front cover, remnants of removed labels on both front and rear endpapers (suggesting that this may have once been a rental-library book, although not marked as such in any overt way)]. Novel set in the 17th century, about a female preacher who is sent as a missionary to the Barbados, and finds herself in a spiritua... View more info