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The Spring Dance

By: Tembler, Paul (pseud.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12313

ISBN: 0670664936

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


(price-clipped) [minor shelfwear, light dust-soiling to top edge, bottom corners lightly bumped, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket edgeworn, moderate soiling, small surface-peel damage on spine (not affecting any text), old tape-repair across top of spine (covering minor paper loss at top front hinge), internal tape-reinforcement at bottom of spine]. Novel set at a fictional (or fictionalized?) East Coast boys' prep school. The pseudonymous author's disclaimer on the rear jacket panel reads: "The school attended in the pages of this novel was founded in the imagination of t... View more info

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Call Her Savage

By: Thayer, Tiffany

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Claude Kendall: 1931

Edition: 3rd printing before publication

Seller ID: 21135

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate overall wear, soiling to covers, rear hinge starting to separate; descriptive text from front jacket flap trimmed and affixed to second front free endpaper]. (pen and ink drawings) Heavy-breathing story of a "half-breed" and her tribulations, made into a howlingly outrageous movie starring Clara Bow (one of her last roles) in 1932. "Her story is the story of the growth of America, from the harsh, cruel days of the covered wagon to the easy, tangled inhumanties of today. It is the story of all men and all women." Eight striking woodcut-type illustrat... View more info

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Call Her Savage

By: Thayer, Tiffany

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1932] (c.1931)

Edition: PhotoPlay Edition

Seller ID: 23343

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear (mostly to bottom edges), covers very slightly warped, small light spot on fore-edge; jacket is edgeworn, about 1/2" paper loss at top of spine, several small edge-tears, some wrinkling/creasing along top and bottom edges, still colorful and attractive withall]. (pen and ink drawings) Heavy-breathing story of a "half-breed" and her tribulations, made into a howlingly outrageous movie starring Clara Bow (one of her last roles) in 1932, for which this printing is a tie-in, featuring a beautiful dust jacket portrait of red-haired Clara. (Unlike photoplay editions of... View more info

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With My Eyes Wide Open: The Story of Another Lost Soul

By: The Author of 'No Bed of Roses' [and] 'God Have Mercy on Me! [Marjorie Erskine Smith]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Sheridan House: (c.1949)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17373

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn copy, bumped at all corners, heavily rubbed at edges, etc; binding intact and text clean, an acceptable reading/research copy]. Follow-up to the sensational "lost soul" books, "No Bed of Roses" (1930) and "God Have Mercy on Me!" (1931), both of which were written by one-time N.Y. Evening Graphic reporter Marjorie Smith, purportedly based on the "discovered" diaries of one "O.W.," a prostitute and drug addict. Nearly twenty years later, Ms. Smith made another fortuitous "discovery," i.e. that "O.W." had had a daught... View more info

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The Lost Men

By: Thielen, Benedict

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York & London, D. Appleton-Century Co.: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2620

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[book moderately shelfworn, spine slightly turned; jacket shows wear at edges, various small tears/chips, chipping at spine extremities]. Novel set in the Florida Keys, dealing with a group of war veterans who do battle with the elements as a hurricane strikes. Striking dust jacket illustration by Reginald Marsh. View more info

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Deep Streets

By: Thielen, Benedict

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1932)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20805

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[light shelfwear, front hinge a little weak but otherwise a solid book, dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket heavily soiled, some shallow chipping along top edge]. One of those novels that purport to reveal something of the soul of a city through an examination the "inescapable bond" running "through a group of some ten or twelve who thought themselves strangers. We see the wild dramas of a dozen lives: bodies in torment, bodies in ecstasy, a mind distorted by madness, a mind placid with comfort, hearts homesick for the antique world, wills bent to crime or risk or aspiratio... View more info

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Awake! My Heart

By: Thielens, Gerrie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16541

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight crisp copy, faint wear to cloth at spine extremities; jacket is very clean, slight fading to spine, short diagonal closed tears at top corners]. The author's first novel, about a young American girl at a Swiss boarding school and her eventual "transition to womanhood" in Rome, where she becomes the target of various suitors, who may or may not be fortune-hunters. (Seems that she's heir to some fortune or other, but her parents have managed to conceal this fact from her, so as to not, you know, mess her up.) The author, per the jacket blurb, had an educational background q... View more info

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The Home Place

By: Thomas, Dorothy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press: 1967 (c.1936)

Edition: 2nd ptg. thus

Seller ID: 8776

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate exterior wear, binding solid, inside clean]. Trade PB Reprint of 1936 novel about a farm family. View more info

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You Don't Know Charly!

By: Thomson, Valentine

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Brewer and Warren Inc.: (c.1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18640

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, ffep removed with consequent weakening of front hinge, tiny piece torn out of upper corner of half-title page, some fading to spine cloth, light soiling to page edges]. Novel about the efforts of a young French wife (the Charly of the title) to find fulfillment within (or outside) her marriage to a much older man. The author, a young cousin of Marcel Proust, wrote a number of biographies and at least one political book ("Young Europe," published in 1932), but this was apparently her only novel. View more info

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Casanova, M.D.

By: Thornton, Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Phoenix Press: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17087

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [reading copy only, an ex-rental library book with typical markings (including large circulation slip from University Libraries, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. affixed to ffep); much general wear, some degree of bumping/light fraying at most corners, front hinge cracked, etc.]. "For every bone Dr. Clinton Webb mended, he prided himself on breaking a heart. Among his easy conquests he numbered Gerry Patterson, wife of Don Patterson, wealthy young sportsman. In fact, the only woman to resist his charms was his nurse, Ruth Halstead, whose scalp he set about adding to his belt with ... View more info

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Wild Money

By: Tilden, Freeman

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1927)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15914

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solid copy, soiling to top page edges, a bit of fraying to cloth along top edge of rear cover, gilt lettering on spine and front cover rubbed; jacket soiled and moderately edgeworn, small surface-scrape on front panel, and unfortunately a previous owner saw fit to reinforce the jacket with clear tape along almost all its edges (internally and externally)]. "An Eventful Story of American Life," per the jacket blurb, this novel tells the tale of a hate-filled old millionaire who attempts to drive a wedge between two younger men (who have prospered despite his attempts to ruin their live... View more info

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Code of the North

By: Titus, Harold

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Macrae Smith Company: (c.1929-1933)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 8710

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid square copy, moderate exterior wear, mild soiling]. "The wind swept in long, savage blasts, driving its cold through layers of wool, through a man's flesh, straight into his bones." Great opening! View more info

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Below Zero: A Romance of the North Woods

By: Titus, Harold

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: (c.1932, 1930)

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9319

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[solid clean copy, moderate bumping/shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket heavily edgeworn, various small tears/chips, large piece missing from bottom of rear panel]. "Old John Belknap, powerful timber baron, needed a manager for the Kampfest operation, but refused to give his son the job, even though the boy was thoroughly qualified to handle it. 'Too young,' he said. The boy thought differently. They clashed, and Young John went out to prove is father wrong." View more info

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The Dangerous Games

By: Torres, Tereska (translated from the French by Meyer Levin)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1957

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 14514

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light wear to top/bottom edges, a few small tape marks on endpapers, small newspaper clipping about author affixed to ffep (with additional newspaper ad for book laid in); jacket is scarred and stained along top and bottom edges by old tape, with which it was at one point attached to the book]. "The story of what a young Frenchwoman does when she learns that her husband is having an affair with her best friend." The author was the wife of novelist Meyer Levin, who translated the book. View more info

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Jacob's Ladder

By: Train, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition (A)

Seller ID: 21325

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a bit of shelfwear to top and bottom edges, teensy bumping and miniscule fraying at a couple of corners, very faint dampstain to bottom of text block (no trace of it inside the book); jacket browned and lightly stained at spine, a bit of paper loss at spine extremities and at top right corner of front panel]. Gentle social satire about the upward rise of Jacob Hiram Bates, who gets his entrepreneurial start in a small Vermont village as a seller of patent medicine for dogs (Bates Animal Elixir), and eventually winds up "as purveyor of expensive cosmetics to the socially elite, and the po... View more info

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

By: Traven, B.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1935

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 18425

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear to bottom edge, tiny light stain at lower right edge of front cover, gilt spine lettering partially rubbed away; binding is solid, hinges intact] Outstanding novel by the enigmatic German-born author who spent most of his life (and did most of his writing) in Mexico; the basis for the memorable 1948 John Huston film, with Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and (especially) Tim Holt turning in some of the best performances of their careers -- in Huston's case, garnering him his only Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor). View more info

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A Funeral for Sabella

By: Travers, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17340

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderate wear to spine ends, diagonal creases to a couple of pages; jacket has shallow chipping along top edge, small hole near bottom right-hand corner of front panel, light dampstain at same place (noticeable only on flap), sticker-removal scar on spine]. The author's second novel, about political corruption as it plays out on the waterfront docks of an unnamed American City. View more info

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One Fierce Hour and Sweet

By: Treadwell, Sophie

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc.: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 15557

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[tight clean copy with only light wear to cloth at spine ends; jacket shows general wear and light soiling (mostly to rear panel), minor chipping/tearing at top of spine, one shallow chip at top of rear panel, spine a bit browned] First (and only) novel by this noted playwright and journalist, about a young suburban housewife who seeks psychiatric help to deal with the unrest boiling beneath the surface of her apparently happy life. (The novel is narrated by the shrink.) The author had been a newspaperwoman in her early life (she was the only American reporter to interview Pancho Villa after... View more info

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Monkey Boat

By: Trott, Nicholas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5325

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear/external soiling, a couple of "puncture wounds" to front cover (look like they might have been made with an ice pick) that penetrate through to page 20 of the book, spine slightly turned; binding is solid, and pages are clean] View more info

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Johnny Got His Gun

By: Trumbo, Dalton

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York/Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1939)

Edition: Liberty Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 17874

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [lightly worn book, minor bumping at spine ends, tiny dent in bottom of rear cover, small stain on fore-edge]. Trumbo's great anti-war novel, filmed much later (1971) when it was somewhat more compatible with the tenor of the times, with the author himself adapting and stepping behind the camera to direct. The Liberty Book Club, established in 1948 by Angus Cameron and Carl Marzani, kept a fair amount of left-leaning literature and history in print during the darkest days of the McCarthy Era. (Although this edition bears only the 1939 copyright date, it was probably issued c... View more info