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A Woman in Exile

By: Vachell, Horace Annesley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1927

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 21282

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately shelfworn, binding intact but spine slightly turned, tiny rip in cloth at crown of spine, a bit of fraying at both spine ends; gorgeous vintage custom bookplate (for "Samuels") on ffep, vintage bookseller's label (Newbegin's, San Francisco) on rear pastedown]. Novel about "a marriage between a wealthy Californian and an English girl based on mutual love but nevertheless threatened by the girl's continuing difficulties of adjusting... View more info

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Mother Was Always in Love

By: Van Rensselaer, Philip

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce: (c.1960)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20544

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[top corners bumped, some offsetting to endpapers, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket insect-nibbled at various points along edges, spine color-shifted, light dampstaining to rear panel]. "This is the story of Violet Amory, a New York society beauty of the twenties and thirties, who sought a carefree life in the playgrounds and pleasure resorts of the idle rich, but found the price more than she could pay. With her young son Peter, her devoted hangers-on, her ken... View more info

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Power of the Sun

By: Van Slyke, Beren

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16675

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[some soiling/spotting along top and bottom edges of book's covers (keep the jacket on and you'll never notice); jacket itself is very nice shape, with just a touch of wear to the extremities]. The romance of an American girl, Cecily, who, "stopping off as a casual visitor, en route for Paris ... finds herself enchanted by the Proven├žal country and by the men and women who people it. The shining desert of La Camargue, with its herds of great, black bulls, the char... View more info

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White Fire

By: Vance, Louis Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Company: 1926

Edition: 5th printing

Seller ID: 21085

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[solidly-bound copy with relatively little wear, but some spotting and dust-soiling to the top edge, a light stain on the bottom edge of the text block, and some offsetting to both endpapers; the jacket is age-toned (especially at spine) and moderately soiled, with some shallow chipping along the top edge, and a few nicks in the bottom edge of the front panel]. "Here is a novel of romance on both sides of the footlights which tells of the loves, the temptations, and... View more info

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Came With the Tide [*SIGNED* and inscribed to Douglas Fairbanks]

By: Vivian, Helen C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Bruce Humphries Inc.: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9482

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear, spine a little turned, top corners a bit bumped, top edge dust-darkened, small bookseller's stamp on front pastedown; jacket worn at edges/corners, a few small tears, wrinkling/soiling to rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep -- made rather more interesting by the fact of who it's inscribed TO: "Best wishes to / Mr. Douglas Fairbanks / The hero reminds me of you." The jacket copy describes the book as &#... View more info

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Man's Courage

By: Vogel, Joseph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15229

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn but still solid reading copy, an ex-lending library book (with FULLER'S stamped on the top and bottom page edges), and various notes, previous owner's names, etc., written on both endpapers; jacket blurb glued to front pastedown]. The author's second novel, about "a simple family in a small American city" (a thinly-disguised Utica, New York) coping with the Great Depression. The focus of the story is on a Polish immigrant, Adam Wolak, whos... View more info

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The Threshold

By: von Wahl, Karin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4503

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[generally tight and clean, but a bit of damage (fraying) to top rear corner; jacket well-worn at edges/corners, paper loss at top of spine, several tears at top of front panel with a 1/4" x 1" chunk just barely hanging on]. Novel about a diverse group of immigrants passing through Ellis Island, by an author who had been born in Latvia and had traveled extensively before coming to the U.S. in 1946 -- as the jacket blurb puts it, "a story of suspended lives by... View more info

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Broken Rhythm

By: Wagner, Dorothy

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J. B. Lippincott Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12555

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [tight clean copy, mild shelfwear to bottom edge]. Rather scarce novel, illuminating a "daring" theme that was "completely new to fiction" -- i.e., artificial insemination. "Cindy Gaylord was in her second year of college when tragedy broke the rhythm of her young life. She was beautiful and rich, but neither of these assets was of help to her when her father was murdered. The sordidness of the trial and the defection of her fiance... View more info

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Spatanga Flat [*SIGNED*]

By: Waldrop, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dallas TX, Royal Publishing Company: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11737

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, extremely light wear at base of spine; jacket shows mild edgewear, a little browning along spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author at the top of the ffep, below which the book's previous owner has added his signature; laid in is a copy of a pre-publication promotional flyer for the book. First (and possibly only) novel by this Texas native (born in Brice, resident of Pampa) who was an elder in the Church of Latter Day Saints. The publisher's blurb... View more info

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The Devil Man

By: Wallace, Edgar

Price: $75.00

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

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 21070

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[lightly shelfworn, a little foxing to bottom and fore-edge of text block; jacket shows modest wear at edges and corners, a little soiling to front panel]. Wallace potboiler (aren't they all?) about "a burglar, a ruthless murderer [who] would have robbed his own mother, the local poor-box and the King of England with the same degree of pleasure and skill." Striking but, alas, unsigned jacket art; the style is familiar, but I can't come up with the associated na... View more info

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Red Canvas [*SIGNED*]

By: Wallenstein, Marcel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Creative Age Press, Inc.: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11982

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, light soiling to covers, spotting to top edge]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; looks like the original inscription and signature (in pencil) were gone over again with ink. Novel set in Nazi-occupied France. Signed by Author View more info

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The Niece of Abraham Pein

By: Wallis, J.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1943

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 3749

Condition: Very Good


(red cloth; no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, generally clean & solid; some printing bleed-through on title/contents pages & first page of text]. View more info

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A Little Night Music

By: Ward, Mary Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1951)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15800

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[solid copy, light shelfwear, minor spotting to top edge; jacket edgeworn, scuffed at rear panel, one small chip at top of front panel, another at base of spine, a few small nicks along bottom edge]. Novel about an old-maid music teacher, approaching forty, "worshiping the memory of her father, and battling her mother's extravagances in order to maintain their social position and hold together the remnants of their fortune." The jacket design is that faux-Dali-... View more info

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Softie

By: Warren, Howard

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16101

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book (only signs are light stamp on rear pastedown and remnants of jacket flaps on both pastedowns); moderate wear to top and bottom edges, several corners bumped, dust-soiling to top edge, small rubber-stamped bookseller's name on front pastedown, large "Ex Libris / My Book -- My Pledge!" bookplate on ffep (owner's name/address not filled in)]. Vintage racy romance. "Thora Corning had stately beauty and appealing charm, ... View more info

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A Touch of Earth

By: Warren, Lella

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17417

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light bumping to top corners, spine slightly turned, otherwise a nice clean copy; jacket lightly soiled and age-toned, spine browned with a little paper loss at top, printing registration a little off on front panel, so that the girl's blue eyes and red lips don't line up perfectly with the drawing of her face]. "The story of Jick Kent -- a girl of the younger generation, if you like, but not the younger generation known to Mrs. Grundy, nor yet to F. Scott Fitzgera... View more info

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Lost Man! [original U.K. title: The Partners]

By: Watson, E.L. Grant

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1934

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 21102

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn book, with some spotting and scuffing to cloth (especially at spine), light dampstain across top edge of rear cover, one tiny insect burrow-hole in fore-edge, jacket blurb pasted to inside front cover; a handful of stamped dates and a handwritten "call number" on the rear endpaper indicate that this was once a rental library book, but those are the only signs of it]. What might have been called a "psychological novel" a ... View more info

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Charlie Dell

By: Wayne, Anderson

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann, Inc: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14312

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[light shelfwear to book, one-time owner's name and address in pencil on ffep; jacket heavily worn at edges, rather crudely repaired and reinforced with brown tape]. Somewhat hard-boiled story, set in Denver, of an average Joe (er, Charlie) -- "one of those human molecules who contribute to the placing of a decimal point in the Kinsey Report" -- who has a fling with his wife's 17-year-old sister, thus setting foot "down the teeming road to ultimate horror.... View more info

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Flight from Yesterday

By: Webb, Barbara

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14300

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light shelfwear; jacket slightly faded at spine, minor paper loss at spine extremities (no text affected)]. A sort of combination mystery-romance, centering around a wealthy New York socialite whose son has been arrested in rural Virginia for the murder of his wife, and the mother's efforts to investigate the background of the crime and to prove her son's innocence. View more info

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How Rough Can It Get?

By: Weiss, Joe

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Woodford Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8905

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean copy, mild shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket mildly edgeworn, a bit of rubbing/scuffing]. "Here is a modern novel of present day New York City life which is overwhelming in its force and originality. Basically, [the novel] is the story of a group of young men and the hungers and frustrations which drive them into a never-ending hunt for girls. The boys dream about the girls and try to maneuver them into intimacy. The girls, in turn, d... View more info

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Mark Pfeiffer, M.D.

By: Weld, John

Price: $8.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8439

Condition: Good in Good dj


[ex-lending library book with typical markings, shelfworn but solid; jacket backed with brown paper, flaps firmly affixed to book]. The story of a dedicated surgeon who finds "that he was driving himself feverishly onward in his profession, but was sinking ever deeper into a morass of discontent and unhappiness in his personal life," until "a deep personal loss coming immediately after a professional failure shocked him into a realization of what he had been... View more info