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The Lost Mark

By: Wynnton, Patrick (pseud. for Anthony Richardson)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1929

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 20208

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [light wear to base of spine, a little soiling/spotting to top edge and fore-edge; jacket spine somewhat faded, a couple of small and unobtrusive edge-tears]. Sea-going mystery-adventure, listed in Hubin, that begins in a subterranean cafe in Marseilles, where a young English sailor falls in with a rough crowd and finds his passions inflamed by a beautiful young woman in distress. Dynamic dust jacket art by an uncredited illustrator. View more info

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Lavinia and the Devil

By: York, Camilla

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 16523

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice copy, very slight wear to extremities, a bit of dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has very slight paper loss at a few corners, one short closed tear and associated crease at bottom of front panel, minor scuffing]. Triangular romance story, set amidst London society, the three points of the triangle being: Lavinia, a wealthy, virginal Irish-Austrian orphaned princess; Peter, a well-bred, well-dressed young English chap; and the mysterious Princess Debelowsky (aka The Devil), a cosmopolitan, vaguely Russian woman who possesses "a poisonous fascination for men." A contemporary revie... View more info

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Sea Horses

By: Young, Francis Brett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12604

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[mildly shelfworn, generally a solid clean copy, previous owner's small address stamp on ffep, another previous owner's signature at top of page one, vintage bookseller's label (somewhat damaged) on rear pastedown; jacket is somewhat ragged, with a large chip at top of front panel (taking out part of the "ea" in "Sea"), bottom one inch of spine missing, several chips at top of rear panel and top of spine (also slightly impacting the title there), some light staining to front panel -- for all that, however, still reasonably attractive and very serviceable]. "Conrad himself ... View more info

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The Devil's Passport

By: Young, Gordon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1933)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18790

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[light spotting to top page edges, otherwise a tight clean copy with just minimal shelfwear; jacket a little wrinkled at top of front panel, with some shallow chipping surrounding top of spine, a handful of other tiny nicks and tears, minimal paper loss at a couple of corners, water-stain along edge of rear panel]. Pulp adventure novel about a mysterious American named Don Everhard ("not his real name, you will understand, but a pseudonym which he adopted because nothing else fitted his suave, steely, direct personality"), a gun-toting gambler who lives "on the ragged edge of the ... View more info

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Give Us This Day [*SIGNED*]

By: Zara, Louis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17471

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice solid copy, minor bumping at several corners, some offsetting to endpapers; jacket a bit edgeworn, light scuffing to front panel, a handful of tiny tears and chips, irregular paper loss (1/4"-1/2") at top of spine (no loss of text), some color-fading to spine]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in a small, neat script at the top of the ffep, and dated one week before the official publication date; the inscription is primarily a five-line quote from the Prologue to Shakespeare's "Henry VIII": "I come no more to make you laugh. [etc.]." Zara's sec... View more info

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Home is Where You Hang Your Childhood, and Other Stories

By: Zugsmith, Leane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1937)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 18524

Condition: Good in Good dj


[minor soiling to bottom edges of covers, small water-stain at bottom corner of front cover (external only), one-time owner's signature on ffep; jacket spine faded and lightly stained at spine (some fading also along left edge of front panel), moderate edgewear, a handful of tiny tears, some diagonal creasing at top of front panel, large light brown stain at bottom of rear panel]. The Jewish-American author's sixth book, a collection of ten short stories previously published in The New Yorker, Story Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, The New Masses and other periodicals. Zugsmith, a leftist journalis... View more info