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The Devil's Highway

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

Price: $500.00

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

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Red Sun South

By: Wynd, Oswald

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co., Inc.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22442

Condition: Fair in Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [book is solid enough, but the cloth has deteriorated in several places (top and bottom edges) exposing the boards; one-time owner's signature on front pastedown; jacket and the boards exposedbeen worn (or eaten?) through in several places, exposing the boards; the jacket is edgeworn, with various small tears and shallow chipping, minor paper loss at base of spine, tiny smudge on front panel, slight fading to spine]. Wynd's scarce second novel, set during the 3-1/2-year Japanese occupation of Singapore during World War II (1942-1945), a time when the city was "teeming with... View more info

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Mademoiselle Dahlia

By: Wynne, Pamela [pseud. for Winifred Mary Scott]

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19373

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear only, spine very slightly turned, vintage bookseller's label (Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco) on rear pastedown; jacket shows a little paper loss at spine extremities, 2" closed tear at top front hinge Delia, a young English girl pretending to be a young French girl named Dahlia (hence the title), is working as a caddy at the golf links in Biarritz, "to earn the money to keep her poor, struggling family together." She caddies for a fine young chap named Jim, and falls in love with him, and he eventually with her -- aye, but here's the rub: she's just seventeen. ... View more info

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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: $75.00

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