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Money for Nothing

By: Wodehouse, P.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1928

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22020

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [a decent reading copy but no more than that; evident wear to edges and corners, a bit of fraying at spine ends, front hinge a little weak, spine cloth a little faded, spine slightly turned, minor staining to fore-edge (and a bit at the edge of the rear cover)]. The comic misadventures of miserly Lester Carmody, master of Rudge Hall, and his nephews Hugo (who wants the old man to bankroll his nightclub venture) and John (a decent but backboneless young chap). Also involved is a "health farm" called Healthward Ho, run by a trio of con artists who at one point inveigle... View more info

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Hank Miller

By: Wolf, M. Herbert

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg, Publisher: (c.1928)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15080

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, light dust-soiling to top edge but otherwise clean with light shelfwear to bottom edge, slight bumping to a couple of corners, faint bookseller's stamp on front pastedown]. "A novel of character, revealing the internal life of an individual throughout childhood into mature manhood, thus presenting the evolution of a personality." Apparently the author's only book; Ohio setting. View more info

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An Act of Love

By: Wolfert, Ira

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1948)

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 5631

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[some wear to bottom edge and top of spine, but a solid, clean copy nonetheless; number stamped on rear fep; jacket rubbed, several small tears and general wear along top edge, chipping with a bit of paper loss at top of spine, small tear w/slight paper loss at bottom front corner]. The author's second novel, about a young U.S. Navy pilot who is shot down and washes ashore on a South Pacific island. Republished in 1954 in a "completely retold version"; the original edition seems to be rather scarce. View more info

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The Eagle on the Plain

By: Wolfson, Victor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10500

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, mild shelfwear, light dust-soiling to top edge, one tiny smudge on bottom edge; jacket shows a bit of shelfwear here and there, minor paper loss (no text affected) at spine ends, light soiling/browning to rear panel]. Novel set in a small town in upstate New York, one of "a number of towns and villages which live outside the stream of 20th Century American life. [This is] an unusual tale of such a hidden community and its singular inhabitants." View more info

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Sligo

By: Wood, Brendan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10140

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, minor wear at corners, light spotting to bottom page edges]. Novel about a New York longshoreman. View more info

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The Sensualist: A Novel of the Life and Times of Oscar Wilde

By: Wood, Clement

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Swift, Publishers: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18943

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[bottom corners bumped, tiny piece of cloth torn (or chewed) away at top of spine, light foxing to front endpapers; jacket shows wear at corners, half-inch deep chip at top of spine (taking away part of "The" in title), a bit of soiling to front panel]. The author, "himself a noted poet and novelist, has made an intensive study of the life and times of Oscar Wilde, and in this colorful and revealing novel, has not only created an intensely dramatic story, but has succeeded in shedding a new light on Wilde's extraordinary personality, bringing to life the man himself as he must hav... View more info

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Evelyn Prentice

By: Woodward, W.E.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16647

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice book, bottom corners slightly bumped and some light spottng on the top edge, no other significant wear; jacket is moderately rubbed and edgeworn, with one short closed tear and associated pair of diagonal creases at bottom of front panel; note that the jacket is, curiously, unpriced]. Very scarce novel, the story of a woman who had married her way up in the world, exchanging the shabby Washington Square studio of her childhood for the luxury of a mansion just off Fifth Avenue. However, her stable but unexciting marriage to a distinguished lawyer is threatened when she becomes the mistre... View more info

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Mrs. Taylor

By: Worthington, Marjorie

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1932

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15251

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[ex-lending library book, solid and reasonably clean with light shelfwear, slight bumping to top corners, several library stamps inside, plus a bookseller's label from the same shop (Helen Phillips Books, New Britain, Connecticut) on the rear pastedown; jacket is securely glued down at flaps, with heavy wear, creasing, several chips at edges of front panel, entire bottom half of spine missing]. "From the top of her carefully waved hair to the tips of her expensive French pumps, Mrs. Taylor is as representative of a certain class of American women as Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt is of a type o... View more info

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Manhattan Solo

By: Worthington, Marjorie

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16371

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [minimal shelfwear, very slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges, one-time owner's pencil signature on ffep, another (unrelated) gift inscription on 2nd ffep; jacket bright and attractive, light edgewear, 2-inch diagonal closed tear at top of front panel]. Novel about a woman who puts "all her emotions and energies into making a place for herself in the business world" – specifically by taking over a derelict women's magazine and building it into a successful enterprise, while also making herself a celebrated and powerful force in the New York fashion world... View more info

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Manhattan Solo

By: Worthington, Marjorie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20656

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, light external soiling, text from front jacket flap neatly glued to front pastedown]. Novel about a woman who puts "all her emotions and energies into making a place for herself in the business world" – specifically by taking over a derelict women's magazine and building it into a successful enterprise, while also making herself a celebrated and powerful force in the New York fashion world. The author endured a marriage to the noted dipso/nutso writer William Seabrook ("Asylum") from 1935-1941, and eventually wrote a book about him, "... View more info

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Come, My Coach!

By: Worthington, Marjorie

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16010

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight clean copy, with only minimal shelfwear; jacket bright and attractive, minor soiling, small stain at rear foldover]. Novel about "a lovely American woman, no longer in her youth, who suddenly found herself living through a great and passionate romance that made her want to give up everything she had." Set in an old French town on the Mediterranean coast. Wor"From the top of her carefully waved hair to the tips of her expensive French pumps, Mrs. Taylor is as representative of a certain class of American women as Sinclair Lewis's Babbitt is of a type o... View more info

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Women With Nets

By: Worthington, Richard [Richard Worthington Post]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1932

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16423

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [book bumped at top corners, otherwise a solid clean copy; jacket has a shallow chip at top of front panel, small piece missing at bottom corner of rear panel, general edgewear and light soiling]. Novel set in post-World War I Berlin, centering around four women – "women past their youth and bored with marriage, who lay snares for the unwary young men of more talent and charm than resources." Apparently the author's only novel; per the jacket blurb he had spent the preceding three years in Germany "contributing short stories and articles to various magazines the... View more info

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The Phantom President

By: Worts, George F.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Robert Ballou: (c.1932)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13864

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn copy, fading to spine cloth, light bumping/fraying at extremities, tiny tear in cloth at top of spine; binding intact, internally clean]. Political fantasy novel about a Presidential candidate who's qualified (he's a self-made millionaire industrialist) and sincere, but unelectable due to his utter lack of personal charisma. His brain trust of handlers and backers, however, come up with a diabolical scheme: they find a guy who's brimming over with personality -- and just conveniently happens to be a dead ringer for their candidate -- and proceed to have him stand in fo... View more info

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The Devil's Highway

By: Wright, Harold Bell, and John Lebar (pseud. for Gilbert Wright)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: New York/London, D. Appleton and Company: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19519

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[tight clean book, the slightest bit of shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket shows minor wear along top and bottom edges, tiny stain at bottom edge of rear panel, short closed tear at top front foldover]. The first and only collaboration between Harold Bell Wright, the enormously popular author of "The Winning of Barbara Worth" and "The Shepherd of the Hills," and his son Gilbert Wright, here writing as "John Lebar." An attack on "scientism," it did not sell well upon its first publication, and is considered by collectors of Wright's work to be one of the most dif... View more info

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Eudora's Men

By: Wright, Mabel Osgood

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19593

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean book with minimal wear, jacket lightly soiled, slightly worn at spine ends, a few tiny closed tears at edges]. Somewhat sprawling quasi-historical novel, spanning more than sixty years in the life of a New England family's matriarch (the Eudora of the title), from watching "her young husband swept into the maelstrom" of the Civil War, through helping her grandson overcome his "lethargy and sickness of soul" following World War I. Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934) was known for her involvement in the Audubon movement and for her extensive writings about nature ... View more info

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Man Wants But Little

By: Wright, Wilson (pseud. for William Reitzel)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni, Inc.: 1933

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16227

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [worn copy, soiling to top edge, all corners bumped to some degree; text from jacket flaps glued to front and rear pastedowns, one-time owner's name and date/place of purchase scrawled in pencil on ffep]; Agrarian novel of sorts, about a young Spanish farmer who emigrates to Cuba, "where the rising wave of a boom-period sweeps him tempestuously into the drama of Cuban life. He answers the confusion of American mines, local politics, sugar boom, and local revolution with a stubborn simplicity." (That's a quote from the jacket blurb, but note that NO jacket is present... View more info

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Man Wants But Little

By: Wright, Wilson (pseud. for William Reitzel)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear, spine slightly turned, faint dust-soiling to top of text block; jacket slightly edgeworn and age-toned]. Agrarian novel of sorts, about a young Spanish farmer who emigrates to Cuba, "where the rising wave of a boom-period sweeps him tempestuously into the drama of Cuban life. He answers the confusion of American mines, local politics, sugar boom, and local revolution with a stubborn simplicity." The Time magazine reviewer observed that "sinister echoes of U.S. big business [and] Havana terrorism are felt only in the background of this pastoral tale of Cuban peas... View more info

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Furious Young Man

By: Wylie, I.A.R. [Ida Alexa Ross]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6030

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dj


[solid copy, with some mild dampstaining to exterior cloth, interior mostly unaffected except for an occasional light stain; jacket well-worn at edge/corners, wrinkled, soiled, dampstaining visible on rear panel, numerous chips and small edge-tears, tape repair along top edge, a little paper loss -- but for all that, not too bad-looking in a new Brodart cover]. A Londoner is seized with the spirit of radicalism; at a communist rally, he gets into a scrape with the authories and, with the help of a Russian compatriot, emigrates to the Soviet Union and joins the ranks of the workers. "Becaus... View more info

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Twin-Born

By: Wyllarde, Dolf

Price: $125.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22080

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, top corners slightly bumped; jacket shows a bit of edgewear, slight fading at spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. Twin brothers, sons of English gentry, are separated by novelistic contrivance, er, I mean, circumstances (a shipwreck, how original!), at the age of sixteen. Brother Arthur, "thrown amongst savage races," on an island somewhere off the coast of British Somaliland, "[loses] touch with civilization" but develops into a mighty warrior/hunter and eventually goes in for a bit of piracy; meanwhile, Brother Alfred is educated at Oxford... View more info

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Twin-Born

By: Wyllarde, Dolf

Price: $50.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22996

Condition: Very Good+


[solid copy, light discoloration to cloth along front joint, small ink stain on rear cover]. Twin brothers, sons of English gentry, are separated by novelistic contrivance, er, I mean, circumstances (a shipwreck, how original!), at the age of sixteen. Brother Arthur, "thrown amongst savage races," on an island somewhere off the coast of British Somaliland, "[loses] touch with civilization" but develops into a mighty warrior/hunter and eventually goes in for a bit of piracy; meanwhile, Brother Alfred is educated at Oxford, and despite being the melancholy and ascetic type (who... View more info