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For This My Mother Wrapped Me Warm

By: Caesar, Eunice Lee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc.: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20557

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [wear to and bumping to bottom corners (exposing board at one corner), inked date on front pastedown, ffep top corner clipped; jacket has a bit of paper loss at top corners and top of spine, a few small closed tears, spotting/soiling to rear panel]. Novel about a woman torn between the two men she loves. She's engaged to "the wellbred, refined Mark Richards," but "the thought of Laramie King, moody, passionate and unkempt, lingered in her mi... View more info

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Mark of the Hunter [*SIGNED*]

By: Caesar, Gene

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, William Sloane Associates: (c.1953)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8899

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [solid clean copy, mild shelfwear, publisher's sticker on ffep indicating this to be a "specially autographed edition"; jacket moderately edgeworn, a few small tears, faint dampstain along left edge of front flap, nothing too serious]. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "This dynamic, contemporary novel is set against the natural background of Northern Michigan's wild hinterland. It tells of Marty Jevons' search for a purpose in life... View more info

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Wife Wanted; an unusual human story [*SIGNED*]

By: Callahan, Robert E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Authors Press: 1940

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 21996

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [worn but intact copy, slight fading to spine cloth, bumping to all corners, fraying to cloth and some exposure of boards at bottom edge, several small gouges in rear cover, small bookseller's rubber stamp inside, one-time owner's name at top of title page]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page: "To Marie Vasgard / with good luck wishes / Robert E. Callahan / 1947." As nearly as I can make out the plot of this somewhat overwroug... View more info

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Ringed with Fire

By: Campbell, Alice

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1942)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18919

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, minor soiling to covers; jacket shows wear at edges and spine ends, vertical crease along front hinge, a couple of small closed tears, a little writing on rear panel]. "A novel of spies and a gigantic Fifth Column plot," set in England during the Blitz. View more info

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Cry for Happy

By: Campbell, George

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21046

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean copy, slight wear to cloth at spine ends; jacket has a few tiny nicks and chips along the top edge, but presents very well in new jacket protector]. Novel about six U.S. Navy men (members of the Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Unit), stationed in Tokyo during the Korean War, who become partners in a geisha house -- "as wild, delightful, charming, bittersweet, and satisfying a yarn as ever was told about the United States Navy." Hollywood... View more info

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The Blossoming Year

By: Carpenter, Bruce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3826

Condition: Very Good- in Good dj


[general overall wear, extensive pencil notes on rear fep; jacket worn at edges/corners, approx 1"x1" piece missing at top left of front panel, a little paper loss at spine ends]. "The author writes searchingly of a young girl's emotions, and entertainingly of the manners and customs of a middle-class New England family whose growing concern is to get the girls happily married." Set partially in New York, specifically Greenwich Village. View more info

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Consider the Daisies

By: Carrick, Gertrude

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia/New York, J.B. Lippincott Company: (c.1941)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 16517

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice copy, minimal shelfwear, a couple of tiny stains on bottom edge, minor dust-soiling to top edge; jacket shows moderate surface- and edge-wear, light soiling to rear panel, tiny pull-tear in spine, small tear at top rear hinge and slight wear at spine ends]. The adventures of a group of students at Vassar. Rather breathlessly written, but by no means superficial or insubstantial; the milieu is vividly drawn, in considerable detail. (No doubt the author was an alum... View more info

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Backstage [on jacket: Back Stage]

By: Cary, Melbert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, House of Field Inc.: (c.1938)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 10171

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good in Poor dj


[soiling and uneven fading to cloth, soiling to page edges, ffep removed with consequent weakening of front hinge; jacket is edgeworn with various small tears, but downgraded to "Poor" due to large piece (about 1/6 of total area) missing from bottom right-hand corner of front panel (taking most of the author's name with it)]. "A love story 'tis true, but unlike any other -- not the love of man for woman, of parent for child, or friend for friend; none of thes... View more info

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Ladies and Gents

By: Caspary, Vera

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1930] (c.1929)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 18766

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[slight deterioration to binding at spine ends, otherwise a solid clean book with only minor shelfwear; jacket has a one-inch chip at top right corner of front panel, additional chipping at bottom of rear panel, a bit of paper loss at both ends of spine, rubbing/scuffing on spine and front panel]. First novel by the Chicago-born author who turned out over twenty novels during her career (plus a bunch of plays and screenplays), but is ultimately remembered almost entirely... View more info

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The Monkey God

By: Casserly, Gordon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Sears Publishing Co.: [n.d.; ca 1933]

Edition: 1st U.S. ed

Seller ID: 7491

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice clean tight copy, mild corner wear, faint soiling to top edge, slight age-toning of pages; jacket text pasted to ffep]. Novel about an Englishman who lived in the Indian jungle with a tribe of monkeys. View more info

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Two on Safari

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10733

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, top corners lightly bumped, slight darkening to spine cloth]. Adventure novel about an American who gets involved in leading a safari in South Africa. One of this popular author's harder-to-find books. View more info

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What the Sweet Hell?

By: Chamberlain, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1935

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 14136

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [decent copy, minor foxing around edges of endpapers, hinges a little tender but not cracked or split, paper spine label a bit rubbed but still completely readable, a few pages near end of book slightly scrunched at top corners]. Short stories by a British writer, in a somewhat hard-boiled vein, as the title suggests. As the New York Times critic observed, "in tone they are much more American than British. They have a vigor and directness, even an... View more info

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Joan Kennedy

By: Channon, Henry

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15053

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine a little turned, light bumping to corners, moderate shelfwear, old bookseller's stamp on front pastedown, remnant of vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown; gilt spine lettering still strong and bright, front cover lettering is embossed and may never have had gilt (at least there's no trace of it now)]. The first of two novels (both uncommmon) by this American-born writer and, later, politician (whose nickname was "Chips"), who went... View more info

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Idle Hands

By: Charles, Edward (pseud. for E.C.E. Hemsted)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Lothrop, Lee and Shephard Company: 1936

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20519

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light external soiling and moderate shelfwear, small vintage bookseller's rubber stamp (Bertrand Smith's Book Store, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown]. English novel, about something or other -- artists, some kind of school, people having affairs with one another, the staff of an art magazine. (Do you have any idea how hard it is to synopsize a novel when you can't find any reviews, and the dust jacket is missing? I'd read ... View more info

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Shadow of a Hero

By: Chase, Allan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20525

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light wear to book, slight fading to cloth along top and bottom edges, small vintage bookseller's rubber-stamp (Bertrand Smith's Acres of Books, Long Beach, California) at bottom corner of front pastedown; jacket has tiny tears at several corners, some edgewear and minor wrinkling along bottom edge, a handful of tiny nicks and closed tears]. Novel about a newspaper's book editor who starts looking into the background of Arnold Kelleher, one of his city's upstanding (an... View more info

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East River

By: Chase, Borden

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14971

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[quite a decent copy, moderately shelfworn and with some smudging and marking to the cloth (mostly on the back cover), but nice enough that's it a bit of a shock to discover (from the rear endpaper) that it was once a lending library book (see notes); jacket is lightly soiled, some wear at edges and corners, neat internal tape-reinforcement at top of spine, all in all very well-preserved and quite attractive]. First novel by this New York-born writer, who went on to a lo... View more info

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Sandhog

By: Chase, Borden

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16892

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear, very slight deterioration to binding at top of spine; jacket is heavily edgeworn, soiled, shallow chipping along top edge, large chip at bottom of rear panel (no loss of text)]. The second book that the author managed to squeeze out of his experience on an East River tunnel gang. (The first, "East River," was published in 1935.) This book is often cited erroneously, by the chronologically-challenged, as the source for the 1935 Raoul Walsh film... View more info

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Gay Highway

By: Chase, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1933)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 7499

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-library book with typical markings (stamp and label on ffep, date due slip & pocket in back of book) but minimal wear (date due slip shows just one checkout); some light spotting to spine cloth and (less) on covers; no external library markings]. Uncommon novel, a romance (not gay-themed) about a young woman who goes on the road after her grandmother's death; at various points she visits a Western ranch, and gets involved with a traveling theatrical ... View more info

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Walk Away from 'Em

By: Chess, Elliot

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann, Inc.: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22091

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice bright clean book, just a trace of wear to extremities; jacket shows a little wear and minor paper loss at spine corners, a few other tiny closed tears, 2.5" split at bottom of front foldover (very unobtrusive)]. If there's such a genre as He-Man Fiction, this would be a prime exemplar. It's the story of "Nicky Wayne, army test pilot, trans-Atlantic flyer, owner of a private landing field and of airplanes which he rents out, with or without himself as pilot... View more info

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Young Wallingford

By: Chester, George Randolph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1910)

Edition: Early printing

Seller ID: 15387

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately-worn but still attractive book, slight bumping and very minor fraying at most corners, diagonal creasing and one small edge-tear in frontispiece plate, light soiling and age-toning to page edges, gilt lettering on spine and front cover still bright, binding intact]. (B&W plates) Second "Wallingford" book, a follow-up to the author's 1908 novel "Get-Rich-Quick-Wallingford." There would eventually be a total of five Wallingfo... View more info