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Manchu Blood

By: Wiley, Hugh

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1927

Edition: 1st & 2nd Printings Before Publication

Seller ID: 18124

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice tight copy, no significant wear, very minor soiling to fore-edge; jacket chipped and moderately soiled, paper loss at both ends of spine (slightly affecting last two letters in MANCHU at top of spine)]. Short stories set in San Francisco's Chinatown, "centering in the sympathetic figure of a crafty old Chinese butler" named Jim Sin. All but forgotten today, the author was a stalwart of the Saturday Evening Post and other popular fiction magazines, whose s... View more info

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Queer Street: The Story of Some Native New Yorkers

By: Wiley, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The White House: (c.1928)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18001

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Good dj


[solid copy, one-time owner's pencil signature on ffep; the book is only lightly shelfworn, but some insect (or something) has nibbled away about a two-inch strip at the bottom fore-edge of the rear cover; the jacket is similarly nibbled in the same area (the rear foldover) and additionally has a few small edge-tears, although it's still attractive -- and if you leave the now-protect jacket in place you'll hardly notice the damage to either it or the book]. Novel about ... View more info

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Bring Home the Bride

By: Wilhelm, Gale

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16466

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minor soiling to cloth at top and bottom edges, otherwise a solid clean copy; jacket is lightly edgeworn, with a bit of wrinkling and minor paper loss at top spine corners, slight tanning to spine]. A "straight" novel, you might say, by an author whose somewhat slender literary reputation rests almost entirely on two of her earlier, lesbian-themed works, We Too Are Drifting (1935) and Torchlight to Valhalla (1938). The plot here concerns the love between Carol... View more info

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Bring Home the Bride

By: Wilhelm, Gale

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21083

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, some dust-darkening to top edge of text block, browning to spine cloth and paper spine label; halftone photograph of the very mannish-looking author neatly affixed to front pastedown, one-time owner's signature and date at bottom of ffep]. A "straight" novel, you might say, by an author whose somewhat slender literary reputation rests almost entirely on two of her earlier, lesbian-themed works, We Too Are Drifting (1935) and Torchli... View more info

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Red Plume [*SIGNED*]

By: Williams, Edward Huntington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1925)

Edition: 1st Edition (C-Z)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15195

Condition: Good


(pictorial cloth; no dust jacket) [somewhat worn copy, with bumping/fraying at extremities, some surface deterioration to covers (more pronounced on rear cover); hinges are intact, book is internally clean aside from some light staining on the verso of the half-title page and the frontispiece]. (4 B&W plates) INSCRIBED ("To Eleanor Barnes / with my compliments and my high regards") and SIGNED by the author on the title page, additionally dated Apr. 20, 1925. We... View more info

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They Still Fall in Love [*SIGNED*]

By: Williams, Jesse Lynch

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19195

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid, clean book, with minor wear at extremities]. INSCRIBED ("For / Stirling Baer / With kind regards"), SIGNED and DATED ("Mar. 19, 1929") by the author on the ffep. A novel about wild college youth, the final work of this now largely-forgotten Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and novelist, who died just a few months after its publication. (His first book had also been college-themed, "Princeton Stories," published in 1895. ... View more info

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Who Did What to Fedalia?

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12471

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice-looking copy, solid and clean with just some mild browning to the page edges, light soiling to cloth at top (near spine); bottom half of jacket faded at spine (typical with this book), but otherwise a bright and attractive example of this easily-worn jacket, with just a bit of rubbing along right edge of front panel, minor wear at spine ends]. A small-town Iowa girl heads for the big city to become a radio singer. Folksy tale from the creator of &#... View more info

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Sinners, Come Away

By: Wilson, Leon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17491

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[nice solid copy, light shelfwear, minor smudging to page edges; jacket edgeworn, very slight paper loss at several corners, a couple of closed tears with associated creasing]. A "two-fisted story of men in jail," set in Alabama, with a jacket blurb by none other than Arthur Miller, who calls it "very beautiful: one of the few novels whose people live a life of their own." A contemporary reviewer singled out the author's "meticulous ear for dialogue... View more info

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Volonor

By: Winship, Glen B.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Seltzer: 1925

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 20191

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[moderately shelfworn, some dust-soiling to top edge, minor staining to fore-edge, one-time owner's ink signature at top of ffep; jacket worn and rubbed, various small tears and shallow chips, spine color-shifted, a few holes along rear hinge, soiling to rear panel]. (endpaper map illustration) Utopian fantasy novel about a young millionaire who forms a new republic on a Pacific island, with many of its ideals and general principles centering around the economic emancip... View more info

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The Golden Round

By: Winwar, Frances

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20218

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderate wear and bumping at spine ends, small scrape/gouge (shallow) at bottom of text block; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, a little paper loss at both ends of spine, browning to spine, tiny chip at top of rear panel]. Historical novel of passionate romance and court intrigue, set in 13th-century Italy, in which a cobbler's son, Pier, rises to be a trusted advisor to the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II (called "Frideric" in the book), but ... View more info

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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 ... 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 origin... 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, bu... 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 F... 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 F... 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 buil... 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... View more info