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The Firemakers: A Novel of Environment

By: Brown, Rollo Walter

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1931)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 21907

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light external wear and a bit of scuffing to covers, light bumping to bottom corners, tiny tear in cloth at top of spine, hinges and binding solid; some previous owner got a little too enthusiastic with a black grease pen on the front pastedown and ffep, and in their misguided attempt to obliterate whatever writings or markings appeared thereon they created two big black blotches, one of which I was able to erase to a dull grey]. This novel, set in a f... View more info

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Tarnished Fame; published serially under the title "Sally of Sky Alley"

By: Brown, Vera

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16628

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, orange cloth with profile of a woman in green and black decoration/lettering; spine slightly turned, just a bit of darkening to spine cloth, but remarkably little actual wear]. "A gripping story of love and adventure in the sky," featuring a troubled romance between a man and a woman who are both prominent aviators. View more info

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Friarsyurd

By: Brown, W[illiam] Neilson

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London/New York/Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20993

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping to bottom corners, some discoloration to endpapers, generally a good solid book; jacket edgeworn and age-toned, tiny chips at top corners of spine, a few tiny scrape-holes in front panel, small ragged closed tear (no paper loss) at bottom of front panel, about a 2-inch split in rear hinge at upper-mid-spine]. Uncommon book, apparently the author's only published novel, "a tragic story of the power exercised by an old farmhouse over a ... View more info

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Tomorrow Comes Never

By: Browne, Eleanor [Eleanore]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Arcadia House Publications: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16056

Condition: Good in Poor dj


[solid reading copy only, spine turned, spotting/soiling to page edges, original owner's name and address on front pastedown; jacket worn and soiled, large pieces missing at both ends of spine, long closed tear across front panel (internally tape-mended and not too obtrusive), various other tears but I'm sure you've got the idea by now]. Romance novel with an ambitious heroine, Holly, to whom "the green fields of far-off pastures were more alluring than her own less ... View more info

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Masquerade

By: Brun, Vincent [Vincenz]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Carrick & Evans, Inc.: (c.1939)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21992

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book, indicated as such by the "Bullock's Book Club" pocket mounted to the rear pastedown with two strips of (yellowing) tape; moderately worn, binding still fully intact, some fading to spine cloth, some soiling to edges of text block, slight exposure of boards at bottom corner of front cover]. Politcally-infused novel set in the mid-1930s about an expatriate couple, a Hungarian woman and her Austrian husband (the latter a jou... View more info

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Anne Kempburn, Truthseeker

By: Bryant, Marguerite

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Duffield & Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15095

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, light bumping at extremities, slight scrunching to bottom corners of a few pages, one letter of title on front cover slightly chipped, a few small puncture-wounds of mysterious origin to the ffep; the binding is nice and square, although the front hinge is a bit weak]. British novel, about a young woman who devotes herself to social service and charity work, and becomes involved in labor unrest in connection with her work with the Iro... View more info

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Let's Have a Baby

By: Buck, Howard

Price: $100.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16726

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[minor wear to extremities, spine slightly turned, ex-rental library but marked as such by only a single stamp, on the ffep; jacket edgeworn, minor paper loss at a few corners, a couple of scrapes to spine, small chip at top of spine, soiling to rear panel]. A young Manhattan couple, anticipating the arrival of their first child, relocate to an apartment community "way uptown" in search of more space, sunshine, and fresh air. However, their lives are soon compli... View more info

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A Woman in Exchange

By: Buck, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1936)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21956

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked but not split, a bit of scarring to both pastedowns (from label removal?), light spotting to rear cover, soiling to edges of text block]. "A Russian prince, an English dancer, an ex-guardsman, and an American heiress fall under the shadow of an ancient tradition and share in the terrifying events which follow the theft of a miniature, [which] disappears while Prince Paul is showing it to a group of friends in London." The pl... View more info

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The Love Trapeze

By: Bull, Lois

Price: $65.00

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

Edition: Later Printing?

Seller ID: 22083

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[light shelfwear to bottom of book, very slight deterioration of cloth at spine extremities; jacket shows some edgewear, a couple of tiny closed tears, moderate fading to spine, light soiling to rear panel]. Circus novel about "the nonchalant Mario Verona, greatest living king of the flying trapeze, [who] rose from an obscure continental performer to become the spoiled darling of America's big top," and the two women who loved him: "the famous Mavis Merton, ... View more info

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The Mistress of the Robes; a tale of Queen Anne's days

By: Burchell, Sidney Herbert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett Limited: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21994

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light foxing to edges of text block, otherwise a nice solid book with just a touch of wear to the spine ends]. Romantic folderol set in 17th century England, a period of which this British author was evidently very fond, since he employed it as the setting for much of his fiction ("The Duke's Servants," "In the Days of King James," etc.). He eventually relocated to California, and his papers came to rest at UCLA, mentioned for benefit ... View more info

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Say Uncle

By: Burgess, Dorothy A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hollywood CA, Murray & Gee Inc.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2679

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[book clean & tight, a couple of pages diagonally creased at upper corner, faint pencil squiggle on fore-edge; jacket worn at edges, various chips & a couple of small pieces missing along top edge, vertical crease in front panel]. "Until you know Uncle Louie, the roguish family skeleton, Madge, the darling wife, Marlo, the scheming vampire, and John, the lovable but misled husband who gambol through the pages of [this book] you have missed one of the rarest treats th... View more info

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The Unknown Steersman

By: Burn, Irene

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21986

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate wear to extremities and bottom edge, faint bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown, white spine lettering somewhat rubbed but still fully readable, binding solid]. Novel set in British India. According to one contemporary reviewer, the book was "chiefly concerned with the same problem as 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles,' but the author gives it a different solution." Apart from the fact that her name appears as the author of f... View more info

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This Heart, This Hunter [*SIGNED*]

By: Burnett, Hallie Southgate

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17287

Condition: Good+ in Fair dj


[moderate shelfwear, slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, light soiling/browning to page edges; jacket worn/rubbed, dampstained at spine, a few small tears, several internal tape repairs, paper loss at top of spine (no loss of text)]. INSCRIBED ("for Swanie / whose encouragement was important. / With love") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "At seventeen, Felicia Richardson, only daughter of the president of a small Southern college, was a sheltered,... View more info

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The Silver Eagle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20188

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, front board slightly exposed at corner, a bit of surface deterioration to cloth at spine ends, light rubbing to silver spine lettering (still easily readable), ffep removed, colorful vintage bookplate on half-title page]. Burnett's fourth published novel, by far the most obscure and hard-to-find of his early books -- and a classic example of how a work by a notable and successful author (and Burnett had become notable ... View more info

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Romelle

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21391

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[a little soiling to bottom edges of covers, prior ownership information on front pastedown, signs of erasure on ffep; jacket is worn, with various tiny/shallow chips, some paper loss surrounding top of spine, and a 1-inch piece missing from base of spine]. A second-rate chanteuse in a third-rate Hollywood dive marries a charming stranger, a refined yet moody young Southern gentleman with (it turns out) a somewhat cloudy and troublesome past. Despite the geography, thou... View more info

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Iron Man

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Lincoln MacVeagh/The Dial Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21407

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket) [nice tight clean copy, gilt spine lettering rubbed (still readable), no other significant wear]. Nice copy of this early Burnett work, a novel about a mechanic who becomes a champion prizefighter. Basis for the 1931 Universal film starring Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong and a very young Jean Harlow, directed by Tod Browning right after he did DRACULA; remade by the studio twenty years later, with Joseph Pevney directing Jeff Chandler. This book would dre... View more info

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Pale Moon

By: Burnett, W.R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1957

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 21413

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, faint soiling to top of text block; jacket shows a little wear along top and bottom edges, tiny tears and miniscule paper loss at several corners, small internal tape repair at top of spine]. "A novel of the South-west," a sequel to Burnett's 1953 novel "Adobe Walls," set in the same town, "San Miguel." This story tells about "a new element from the East [which] is beginning to challenge the conservatism of t... View more info

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The Same Person

By: Burr, Anna Robeson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Duffield & Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13213

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice copy, spine slightly turned, top edge dust-soiled, tiny smudge at bottom edge, slight fading to cloth at top of spine to match missing pieces of dj; jacket is generally clean and attractive, with only minor wear at a couple of corners, but has a large-ish chip at upper left-hand corner of front panel, which also causes a bit of paper loss at top of spine (not affecting any text)]. The author, a member of an "old Philadelphia family," here presents "a dr... View more info

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And So Dedicated: An American Novel

By: Burton, Thomas (pseud. for Stephen Longstreet)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harrison-Hilton Books: (c.1940)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21998

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, internally clean, mildly shelfworn, light dust-soiling to top of text block, very light bumping to bottom corners]. Pseudonymous novel by Stephen Longstreet, set in the 1920s in a fictional Midwestern town, "Corinth." The plot centers around a romantic triangle that culminates in a scandalous double murder, and is set against the background of labor troubles. The author, in a note to the reader, explains that his purely-inve... View more info

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Pay the Piper [*SIGNED*]

By: Bushnell, Adelyn

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9189

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[solid copy, moderate shelfwear, top edge dust-soiled, tape/newspaper discoloration to pastedowns and endpapers due to supplemental materials (see notes); jacket moderately edgeworn, a few small tears, diagonal crease near bottom of front panel, minor paper loss at spine ends]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; in her inscription, dated in the month of publication (April 1950), she describes the book as "an expose of the music racket, teachers draining ... View more info