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The Promising Young Men

By: Sklar, George

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19539

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear to bottom edge and top of spine, bottom rear corner bumped, otherwise a solid clean copy; jacket has a bit of very shallow chipping along bottom edge, slight paper loss at base of spine, 3/4" split at bottom rear hinge]. The author's second novel, about a young tennis bum who eventually becomes corrupted and disillusioned. View more info

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Turn of the Dial

By: Smith, Chard Powers

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17546

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows some wear at spine ends and corners, light scuffing to front panel, one small and unobtrusive closed tear at top of rear panel]. Novel backgrounded against the rise of a radio station in a small American city, from its inception in 1936 to the first year of World War II. The station's owner, who is also the editor of the city's newspaper (uh-oh, can you say "vertical integration"?), had "made up his mind... View more info

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Because of My Love

By: Smith, Robert Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9460

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, moderate wear at corners, covers slightly bowed; jacket lightly edgeworn, some chipping/minor paper loss at spine ends, small chip at top of rear panel, some soiling to rear panel]. The author's third novel, "a love story, of how Joe fell in love with Helen and of what happened to them after they were married." View more info

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So It Doesn't Whistle

By: Smith, Robert Paul

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12615

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[solid copy, soiling to top page edges and endpapers, minor shelfwear; jacket shows some wear along top/bottom edges and along spine, a few small closed tears, minor paper loss at spine ends (no text affected), short diagonal tear at top corner of front panel]. The author's first novel, a young man's tale of life in New York, "about the sort of people I know and am," per the writer. "Young people who have ideas about any number of things, ideas that don't fi... View more info

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F.O.B. Detroit [*SIGNED*]

By: Smitter, Wessel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21292

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [foxing to covers, especially spine (which is also a bit discolored), front hinge weak]. SIGNED and DATED (Nov. 24, 1938) by the author on the ffep (no inscription). Novel about two auto workers in a thinly-disguised Ford plant ("Holt Motor Co."), notable for the fact that it's not about labor organizing, but rather concentrates on the individualistic ambitions and psychologies of its two protagonists. Filmed in 1941 by Paramount as REACHING FO... View more info

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No Sad Songs for Me

By: Southard, Ruth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1944

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12426

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [good solid copy, nice and clean except for some dust-soiling to top edge; jacket worn along right and left edges of front panel, light soiling, very minor chipping at spine ends, main flaw is a large surface-peel scar on the rear panel]. Unaccountably scarce novel about a woman "whose selfless love for her husband gave her courage to meet her greatest crisis" -- namely, being diagnosed with terminal cancer during the early months of pregnancy wi... View more info

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The Long Arm of Fantômas

By: Souvestre, Pierre, and Marcel Allain (translated by A.R. Allinson)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1924)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20228

Condition: Good+


(pictorial brown cloth; no dust jacket) [moderate general wear, spine slightly turned, a bit of soiling to page edges, slight bumping to several corners]. (B&W frontispiece) "A New Fantômas Detective Novel," originally published in France in 1911 as "Le Policier Apache." This was the sixth of 32 novels featuring this character that were turned out by this writing duo in just three years (1911-1913); their partnership was terminated by Souvestre's death ... View more info

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The Girl Who Cast Out Fear

By: Speare, Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1925)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16516

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[solid copy, a bit of wear evident at spine ends, dust-darkening to top edge; jacket has a couple of small chips in front panel (one at top, one at bottom), small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, also slight paper loss at spine ends]. Despite the medievally-costumed revelers on the dust jacket, this book is set in contemporary 1920s Manhattan, and paints "an interesting picture of present-day social life," in particular among the "writers, wast... View more info

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Spanish Lover

By: Spearman, Frank H.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20728

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, dust-darkening to top edge of text block, discreet former owner's signature on ffep and embossed name stamp on 2nd front endpaper (equally discreet); jacket is worn, with tiny tears and minor paper loss at several corners, unobtrusive vertical creases in spine and front panel, a little shallow chipping at top edge of front panel]. (endpapers maps) Historical romance set in 16th-century Spain, centering around the exploits (amorous and oth... View more info

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Go West -- Young Lady

By: Specking, Inez

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ozone Park NY, Catholic Literary Guild: (c.1941)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 10586

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, light dust-soiling to top edge, covers slightly bowed, minimal shelfwear; jacket mildly darkened at spine, otherwise very nice]. "A sparkling story set in the great American west," a young lady's first-person narrative of her travels. View more info

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The Quick and the Dead

By: Spencer, Claire

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harrison Smith: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22073

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely book with no discernible wear, as close to "as new" as an 86-year-old book can be; jacket is similarly unblemished except for one small closed tear and associated crease at bottom of rear panel, and an old penciled price at the top corner of the rear flap]. The author's second novel, following up the notable success of her first, "Gallows' Orchard." Set in contemporary New York City, the book concerns the struggles of an aspiring artist, and at... View more info

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The Black Leather Barbarians

By: Stadley, Pat

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17797

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, one-time owner's small name stamp on ffep; jacket faded at spine, small tears at spine corners, bottom front foldover and top of front panel all internally repaired/reinforced (somewhat amateurishly) with white labels, with some resultant bleed-through visible on the rear panel]. Motorcycle toughs terrorize the California highways in this novel by a surprisingly matronly-looking author (although, as the one-time "proprietor of a typi... View more info

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Blue Meadows

By: Stanley, May

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1933

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 10579

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dj


[solid copy, soiling/spotting to top edge, light fading to cloth at edges, old seller's stamp at bottom corner of ffep; jacket heavily edgeworn, old tape reinforcements/repairs at corners and spine ends (internal except for top of spine, where some discoloration has resulted), various small tears, some paper loss surrounding top of spine (no text affected, nor is the front panel illustration)]. "Goodhaven lies in a sheltered hollow with the whole North Atlantic for ... View more info

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Letty Fox: Her Luck

By: Stead, Christina

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16626

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[extremely light wear to extremities and base of spine, tiny stain at bottom of ffep (also affecting the next couple of pages), one-time owner's embossed "stolen from" stamp on ffep; jacket has various tiny nicks and tears along edges, nothing very serious]. "A pretty young girl brought up to modern life in New York City, she was fond of comfort, active, and no dreamer. She went to progressive schools, knew too much too young, belonged to radical and aesthe... View more info

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My Candle Burns

By: Stephani, Frederick

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15826

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid clean copy, moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, extremely minor fraying at bottom corners (boards just a teensy bit exposed); jacket is heavily edgeworn, split about halfway up at rear hinge, various creases and tiny chips, paper loss at several corners and at spine extremities (a couple of letters of "Macaulay" lost at bottom), although with all that the front panel illustration is still attractive]. "In a simple and unpretentious way the author has h... View more info

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Glory

By: Stephens, Nan Bagby

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Company: (c.1932)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21177

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound book, faint soiling to covers, one-time owner's pencil signature on ffep, very slight bumping to a couple of corners]. Very scarce novel, telling of "the conflict of two strong personalities. One is the hypnotic preacher who extends his influence over the inhabitants of a Georgia hamlet, succeeding even in theft and seduction. The other is Roseanne, whose sturdy and useful life is based not on the gospel but on love and kindliness. She... View more info

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On the Highest Hill

By: Stephenson, H[umphrey] M[eigh]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland/New York, International Fiction Library: (c.1929)

Edition: 1st [U.S.] Edition

Seller ID: 19280

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is very nice, virtually no wear at all, the faintest bit of soiling and age-toning to page edges; jacket has one slightly ragged closed tear at bottom front hinge and extending into spine, very minor paper loss at bottom corners of front panel, one additional closed tear at bottom of rear panel]. Novel about a young Cambridge undergraduate, "physically brave [but] a moral coward," who lets himself be blackmailed in order to conceal his affair with a knocke... View more info

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Modesta

By: Stern, G[ladys]. B[ronwyn].

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1929

Edition: 1st/2nd printings before publication

Seller ID: 19397

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book in very nice condition except for small stain at lower corner of rear cover (bleed-through fromt stain on jacket), a couple of slightly ragged page edges near end of book (result of page being carelessly cut); jacket is colorful and attractive, blemished only by the small stain at bottom corner of rear panel and some spotting to the rear panel, and some light edgewear elsewhere]. "Laurie Ferrier romantically marries a pretty Italian peasant and suddenly finds h... View more info

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Us Incorporated

By: Steuber, William F., Jr.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17573

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light shelfwear to bottom edge and corners, top edge a little dust-soiled, bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown; jacket shows general light wear and some uneven fading (mostly at spine), a few tiny closed tears, very slight paper loss at spine ends]. The Wisconsin author's first book, a nostalgic look at the zany small-town summertime adventures and enterprises of a 12-year-old boy, Page Kester. (Beyond being set in "the Mi... View more info

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Cloud by Day

By: Stiles, Pauline

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19591

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, tiny faint stain on top edge of text block, vintage price sticker (from San Francisco department store The White House) on rear pastedown; jacket has teensy paper loss to several corners, very slightly faded at spine]. "When Stephen's father died, the mother, who had no longer an impediment to her leading the life of a wealthy expatriate American, took her son and established herself in Rome. In the beautiful old Italian villa Stephen grew up, inst... View more info