Category: Fiction: Vintage

Sort

Showing 641-660 of 758

Image for Blood Kin

Blood Kin

By: Stine, Buena Vista

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Wetzel Publishing Co.: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10120

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, very minor soiling to top edge but no significant wear; jacket bright and clean, with a trace of wear at several corners, a couple of very tiny tears/chips along top edge]. The first of several novels by this midwest-born, L.A.-based author, "active in club life" and a former "motion picture critic for 'Hollywood Lowdown'" (not one of your major trade papers). The book presents "the living, breathing story of the Pearson family, to... View more info

Image for Ponjola

Ponjola

By: Stockley, Cynthia

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York/London, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1924 (c.1923)

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 19616

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice tight clean book, just a touch of wear to base of spine; jacket worn along top edge with a couple of small tears, short closed tear at bottom of front panel, an approximately 2" puncture-tear along front hinge, a handful of tiny puncture-tears on the spine, and (most seriously) an irregular strip (about 2" x 3/8") torn away from the bottom left corner of the rear panel (but not affecting any text thereon)]. "Another story of Africa, this time of a ... View more info

Image for Tagati

Tagati

By: Stockley, Cynthia

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1930 (c.1929)

Edition: 1st [U.S.] Edition

Seller ID: 19451

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean solid book, minor shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket has a small tear at top rear hinge, tiny chunk missing at bottom front hinge]. A story of love, murder and suicide, described by one critic as "atmospheric to the verge of mystical." The novel concerns a woman named Felicia Lissell, who travels to Rhodesia with her aunt, to visit the farm of Dick Cardross, but she doesn't suspect that "dangerous social complications awaited her in the gay Englis... View more info

Image for Prelude to Night

Prelude to Night

By: Stoddart, Dayton

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1945)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18415

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dj


[book is in decent but not spectacular condition, with a small dent in the top of each cover, a touch of wear at all corners, slight bumping to top corners, vintage bookseller's label (Newbegin's, San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket is a bit of a mess, with significant paper loss at both ends of spine, numerous other tears and small chips, etc.]. The only novel by this one-time newspaper reporter and theatrical press agent, the saga of the "rise [of] a poor Bos... View more info

Image for Full Measure

Full Measure

By: Storm, Hans Otto

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17462

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, light soiling to top edge, one-time owner's pencil signature at top of ffep; jacket is moderately edgeworn, with a few small tears and associated minor creasing, shallow chip at base of spine]. The first novel by the least-known of "The Boys in the Back Room," so dubbed by critic Edmund Wilson in his 1940 book of the same name, subtitled "Notes on California Novelists." Although linking Storm with John Steinbeck as practitioners of ... View more info

Image for Full Measure [*SIGNED*]

Full Measure [*SIGNED*]

By: Storm, Hans Otto

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20792

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [only light wear to book, but top edge of text block is somewhat soiled and lightly spotted, and a few pages are slightly scrunched at the top corners]. SIGNED by the author on the ffep, just below an inscription in another hand, reading "Rose Schroeder / Her Book." The first novel by the least-known of "The Boys in the Back Room," so dubbed by critic Edmund Wilson in his 1940 book of the same name, subtitled "Notes on California Nove... View more info

Image for Golden Remedy

Golden Remedy

By: Stout, Rex

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18787

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear, spine cloth a bit faded, light soiling to covers, one-time owner's signature on ffep]. Stout's third "serious" novel, dealing with the personal and professional disappointments of a singer-turned-concert/artists' manager, which the New York Times reviewer thought "greatly superior in clarity and vision to Mr. Stout's earlier work." Like his preceding book, "Seed on the Wind," it was never reprinted and is thus qui... View more info

Image for Moonrise

Moonrise

By: Strauss, Theodore

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20242

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[green cloth (see note), light wear at spine ends, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket slightly edgeworn, very shallow paper loss at spine ends, small triangular surface-scrape at upper right corner of front panel, light soiling to rear panel, about a one-inch split at bottom front hinge]. Dark and brooding novel of loneliness, romance and murder in a small Southern town; basis for the dark and brooding, and very romantic, Frank Borzage film (1948) of the same title. [N... View more info

Image for The Black Swan

The Black Swan

By: Strawbridge, Anne W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19912

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, spine a little turned, gilt lettering on spine a little rubbed but still readable, light dust-soiling to top edge, small bookseller's stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach CA) opposite half-title page; ffep seems to have been inadvertently glued down to the front pastedown (a production error, of no particular import)]. Novel, set in the late Victorian era, about a young woman, brought up to believe "that she is not one wh... View more info

Image for Trees of Heaven

Trees of Heaven

By: Stuart, Jesse

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12546

Condition: Very Good- in Good dj


[solid copy, but shelfworn on bottom edge, soiling/bumping/wear to top edge, internally clean; jacket edgeworn, various small tears and one major flaw, namely a large triangular piece (about 2" deep) missing at top of spine, which has taken most of the spine title with it; other than that, the jacket (especially the front panel) is still attractive]. The author's fourth book (following a book of poetry, a volume of short stories, and a memoir of his boyhood and yout... View more info

Image for The Long, Long Love

The Long, Long Love

By: Sullivan, Walter

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15865

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[very light dampstaining to bottom page edges and lower edge of front cover (almost invisible on black cloth), slight bleed onto front endpaper but interior of book otherwise unaffected; jacket edgeworn, rubbed, minor paper loss at top of spine, a few tiny tears]. Novel set in Tennessee, about a man in his fifties who is obsessed with death, and is particularly keen on statues and stone markers, which he sees as symbolic of "the indestructible past." However, &... View more info

Image for A Brood of Ducklings

A Brood of Ducklings

By: Swinnerton, Frank

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1929 (c.1928)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 19603

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, slight bumping to the bottom corners, no other significant wear; jacket spine a little darkened, a few tiny edge nicks, minor paper loss at bottom front hinge, light soiling/rubbing]. Novel about a father whose "devotion to his daughters almost brought them tragedy" due to "his antagonism to their suitors." View more info

Image for Reluctant Prophet

Reluctant Prophet

By: Tandrup, Harald (translated from the Danish by A.G. Chater)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1939

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22646

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dj


[good solid copy with minimal wear, would grade a little higher but for some discoloration to the cloth along both joints; the jacket is a little edgeworn, with a couple of tiny surface-peel spots on the front panel, and a small irregular hole near the right side of the front panel]. A re-telling of the Biblical story of Jonah (and, eventually, a "sea monster" rather than a whale per se), "an amusing and curiously disconcerting novel," told in such a fas... View more info

Image for No Goodness in the Worm

No Goodness in the Worm

By: Taylor, Gay [pseud. for Ethelwyne Stewart McDowall]

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20913

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear, rear hinge cracked but holding; jacket somewhat discolored at spine, old internal tape repairs at several folding points (with a bit of external ghosting of same), minor paper loss at spine ends]. The author's first book -- and apparently her only novel, per se -- explores "the shifting balance of the sexes in modern life," in particular in England, where the devastation visited on the male population during World War I was felt acutely in t... View more info

Image for The Magnificent Sin

The Magnificent Sin

By: Tellier, Andre

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [New York], Claude Kendall: (c.1930)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 9459

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [general wear, hinges weak but not split, moderate soiling/discoloration to covers, previous owner's name stamped on half-title and title pages, full name & address written in pencil on verso of last text page]. Vintage novel about a young Frenchwoman. (I suspect this may be the same book that was later published as a "paperback original" under the title "A Woman of Paris," but that's only a guess.) View more info

Image for The Spring Dance

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 discl... View more info

Image for Call Her Savage

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 ... View more info

Image for Call Her Savage

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 wh... View more info

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

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... View more info

Image for The Lost Men

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