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Category: All Categories: Literature: American: Old and Rare American Literature
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Hemingway, Ernest.  
The Sun Also Rises.

Publisher: NY: Scribner's Sons, 1927..
Early Reprint. Gold labels on cover are slightly rubbed, but complete. There is very light discoloration to the black cloth cover. The book is solid, very good. Hard Cover

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Hemingway, Ernest.  
Winner Take Nothing.

Publisher: NY: Scribner's Sons, 1933..
1st ed/1st printing. Hardcover. Gold labels on cover are slightly rubbed, the spine label has a 1/2" long chip in the top corner. Top edge has some minor damp staining. One bottom corner is worn through from shelf wear. There is a bookplate on the dedic Hard Cover

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Purchase direct from: Albatross Books. Item number: 5122.
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James, Henry, 1843-1916  
The Novels and Tales of Henry James (The New York Edition)
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907-1909.
23 volumes of 24: 1. Roderick Hudson; 2. The American; 3 & 4. The Portrait of a Lady; 5 & 6. The Princess Casamassima; 7 & 8. The Tragic Muse; 9. The Awkward Age; 10. The Spoils of Poynton, A London Life, The Chaperon; 11. What Maisie Knew, In the Cage, The Pupil; (The missing volume 12 contains The Aspern Papers, The Turn of the Screw, The Liar, The Two Faces); 13. The Reverberator, Madame de Mauves, A Passionate Pilgrim, The Madonna of the Future, Louisa Pallant; 14. Lady Barbarina, The Siege of London, An International Episode, The Pension Beaurepas, A Bundle of Letters, The Point of View; 15. The Lesson of the Master, The Death of the Lion, The Next Time, The Figure in the Carpet, The Coxon Fund; 16. The Author of Beltraffio, The Middle Years, Greville Fane, Broken Wings, The Tree of Knowledge, The Abasement of the Northmores, The Great Good Place, Four Meetings, Paste, Europe, Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie, Fordham Castle; 17. The Altar of the Dead, The Beast in the Jungle, The Birthplace, The Private Life, Owen Wingrave, The Friends of the Friends, Sir Edmund Orme, The Real Right Thing, The Jolly Corner, Julia Bride; 18. Daisy Miller, Pandora, The Patagonia, The Marriages, The Real Thing, Brooksmith, The Beldonald Holbein, The Story In It, Flickerbridge, Mrs. Medwin; 19 & 20. The Wings of the Dove; 21 & 22. The Ambassadors; 23 & 24. The Golden Bowl. Edel /Laurence A64. Stock#45390. From the library of Prof. Alan Trueblood. It is in good+ condition, but well read with wear and a few small tears.

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L. B. Urbino.  
The Home Angel.

Publisher: Boston: Wentworth and Company, 1857..
1st ed. Green cloth with front cover blindstamping and center gilt floral illustration. Spine has gilt decoration and lettering. Blind stamped rear cover. 239 pages. 8vo. Tissue guarded frontis. A very early novel of interracial marriage (The woman is a light skinned African-American). A very subtle and tentative look at this form of marriage which was, of course, castigated in those days. An interesting theme for a book at the time when blacks were still slaves in many places in the world and the U.S. was slowly and inexorably moving toward the War Between the States. The cover is lightly soiled and rubbed along edges and corners. One corner is worn through. Foxing throughout the book. It is a solid copy. Good+.

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Purchase direct from: Albatross Books. Item number: 5634.
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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.  
The New-England Tragedies: I John Endicott; II. Giles Corey of the Salem Farms.

Publisher: Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1868..
First Edition Twelvemo, about 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall, in gilt stamped brown cloth. 179 pages. BAL 12150, binding A. First state with Welch, Bigelow as printer; undamaged type on P 12 and p. 71. Two short plays in verse. Bookseller's embossing stamp (Grand Rapids MI) on the front endpaper. Text a little toned. Otherwise clean and sound. The spine is moderately sunned and dulled but readable. Modest edge and extremity wear with top front end and tip worn to the boards. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 16811.
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Looney, Louisa Preston  
Tennessee Sketches
Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co. Chicago 1901.
Green cloth hardcover beautifully decorated in black and gold, with floral panel on top board and gilt floral on spine. This is an ORIGINAL printing. Year of first printing with no addiitonal printings noted, although the edition may have been issued in various colors of cloth. A touch of shelfwear, otherwise very clean and near fine. From the library of George C. Brownell, an early Oregon State Senator, orchardist, and poultry breeder, with his name written in pencil on the front free endpaper. The book is a collection of stories and observations about rural life in Tennessee, touching on social issues and racial relations. Some stories are written in what a young lady perceived to be Southern dialect. A lovely copy. FICTION 4687 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Condition 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Fiction

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McCrindell, Miss R.  
The School-Girl in France
Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1867 New York.
Book. Book condition: Good. No Jacket. Hardcover 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall This is an anti-Catholic novel intending to show Protestant parents that their children cannot be trusted to Catholic schools. This genre was popular in the early to mid-1800s in the United States. 248 pages. Book is in FAIR to GOOD condition; aging; some wear to cover, particularly at bottom of spine; binding good; text pages have foxing but are otherwise clean. No dust jacket.

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Morley, Christopher  
Barometers & Bookshops

Publisher: Golden Hind Press, Madison NJ, 1952, LIMITED EDITION, paperbound, (VG).
Golden Hind Press, Madison NJ, 1952, LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, 10 pages with deckle edges, small green illustration at head of first section, frontispiece is tipped in b&w photo, 9x 6-1/8, paperbound, heavy mulberry paper covers with paper title label pasted on front, a very little light soil and some minor fading of covers, a couple of soft creases on rear cover, contents clean and tight, protected in a plastic sleeve, book very good [Ssss0301EC] 4392 (VG)

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Skinner, Cornelia Otis; Emily Kimbrough  
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, NY, 1942.
Near Fine with no dust jacket. First Edition Thus. 1. Hard Cover Publisher's full red cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion of dancing couple on cover, fore-edge deckle, pink printed endpapers. 8vo. 247 pp. Illustrated with B&W drawings by Alajalov. This is an unmarked copy, tight and square, gilt on spine faded, boards very slightly shelf-worn, else fine. NEAR FINE. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

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Purchase direct from: Round Table Books, LLC. Item number: 6531.
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Twain, Mark.  
Mark Twain's Sketches New and Old.

Publisher: Hartford CT: American Publishing Co., 1875..
First edition Octavo in the publisher's half brown morocco binding, all edges gilt. 320 pages. First edition, first state with the misplaced footnote on page 120, and "From Hospital Days" on page 299 along with the erratum laid in. Johnson, p.24. BAL, 3364. An interesting collection of irreverent essays composed over the previous 12 years. Previous owner name in pencil on front endpaper dated 1876. Prelims lightly foxed and free endpapers deeply toned at edges from the leather turn-ins. A little inconsequential chipping to the front endpaper and following leaf. Text is generally mildly toned. The covers are modestly edgeworn. It is possible that the hinges have been strengthened by a professional but if so, there is no evidence visible. The book is otherwise clean and soundly bound. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 12488.
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Wirt, Elizabeth Washington Gamble  
Flora's Dictionary by a Lady
Publisher: Fielding Lucas, Jr., 1832 Baltimore, MD.
Book. Book condition: Poor. No Jacket 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Flora's Dictionary was originally published in 1829, containing her favorite quotations about flowers. This copy is complete, but is in POOR condition and needs rebinding. No dust jacket.

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Purchase direct from: Lenny's Rare Books. Item number: 000936.
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