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1 Arnold, Matthew; trilling, lionel THE PORTABLE MATTHEW ARNOLD
Viking Press 1963 B003WGFWZM Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in good condition - mylar cover and usual ex-lib type of markings, light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact. Compact one volume edition containing a full selection of Poems, Critical Essays, Political Writings & Letters. 659 pages. Edited by Matthew Arnold's distinguished biographer, Lionel Trilling. (425-noto) ; 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 10.50 USD
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THE POWER OF SYMPATHY AND THE COQUETTE, Brown, William Hill and Foster, Mrs. Hannah
2 Brown, William Hill and Foster, Mrs. Hannah THE POWER OF SYMPATHY AND THE COQUETTE
Albany, NY New College and University Press 1970 Not First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light edge & corner wear, light wrinkling and a very light stain to back cover. Internal pages are clean & tight, however there are a few earmarks and approx. 7-8 with a small amount of writing. 272 pages. Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, The Power of Sympathy (1789) and The Coquette (1797) were two of the earliest novels published in America. From the Masterworks of Literature Series...Edited for modern readers by William S. Osborne...(*Shipping will be reduced to all locations) . ; 8vo 
Price: 8.55 USD
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THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD A New Collection, Bruccoli, Matthew J. (editor)
3 Bruccoli, Matthew J. (editor) THE SHORT STORIES OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD A New Collection
Scribner's 1995 068480445X / 9780684804453 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Excellent, near new condition. Interior clean & unmarked, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Matthew J. Bruccoli, has assembled in one volume the full scope of Fitzgerald's best short fiction: forty-three sparkling masterpieces, ranging from such classic novellas as "The Rich Boy, " "May Day, " and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" to his commercial work for the Saturday Evening Post and its sister "slicks. "For the reader, these stories will underscore the depth and extraordinary range of Fitzgerald's literary talents. Furthermore, Professor Bruccoli's illuminating preface and introductory headnotes establish the literary and biographical settings in which these stories now shine anew with brighter luster than ever. ; 8vo; 775 pages 
Price: 11.25 USD
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THE SECRET GARDEN, A LITTLE PRINCESS, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY, Burnett, Frances Hodgson
4 Burnett, Frances Hodgson THE SECRET GARDEN, A LITTLE PRINCESS, LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY
London Dean Books 1992 0603550509 / 9780603550508 Hardcover Fine 
Large hardcover (Not paperback) - Dean Books 1992 edition, ISBN same as paperback. Excellent condition - pages clean and unmarked. Cover has light scuffing and a little bumping to spine ends. Contains the Children's Classics: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess & Little Lord Fauntleroy. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Carroll, Lewis
5 Carroll, Lewis ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Great Britain Dragon's World 1989 1850281416 / 9781850281412 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ashman, Malcolm 
HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, light wear to bottom corners. Jacket fine other than slight bruising to edges and a little scuffing. Beautiful Ashman colour illustrations throughout. A handsome copy of this attractive Alice classic. "Here is a world brimful of mystery and magic, with each page turned becoming curiouser and curiouser...." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 18.95 USD
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, Carroll, Lewis
6 Carroll, Lewis ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Great Britain Dragon's World 1990 1850281424 / 9781850281429 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ashman, Malcolm 
Dragon's World 1990 edition, same ISBN. HC/DJ - near fine. Hardcover is clean and tight, slight corner wear/bumping. Jacket has a little edge bruising, light scuffing, one small tear to rear, not clipped. 96 pages. Gorgeous Ashman colour illustrations throughout. A lovely edition of this Alice classic. The Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and of course the Cheshire Cat are all here, flitting through eccentric tea parties, lobster quadrilles and investigations into the theft of certain tarts. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.50 USD
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THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY, Cordell, Alexander
7 Cordell, Alexander THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY
Doubleday & Company 1959 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Pseudonym of George Alexander Graber. HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, with light wear at corners, corner bumping and a little rubbing along spine. Jacket has numerous edge chips and tears, soiling to rear, age tanning, price clipped. The story of a family of good intent, but ill fortune who slaved for the owners of the iron-smelting furnaces of a historical Welsh village. [480 ]; 8vo 
Price: 14.95 USD
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THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS, Davies, Robertson
8 Davies, Robertson THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS
Viking Press 1989 0140114335 / 9780140114331 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice condition - only light wear overall. "The third volume of the Cornish trilogy revolves around the staging of an unfinished opera by a 19th century composer. Packed with interesting details of opera history and production, boasting some new, eccentric characters, and pulling together Davies's various themes in a harmonic resolution, the novel should satisfy those who will settle for intelligent observations and playful allusions rather than dramatic momentum , " (380noto) ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 2.00 USD
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9 Douglas, Lloyd C. THE ROBE
New York International Collectors Library 1942 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
C. 1942, later printing. Red faux leather hardcover with gold decoration. Very light edgewear and bumping, crack along spine well on both sides, light spotting to bottom edge of pages. Pages are clean & tight except for a first small section of pages which appears to have slight water damage to bottom right corner, in that it is slightly wrinkled, with a little red colour leeched from the front corner of the cover. No markings in book. "The theme of this novel is the revolution which followed the death on the cross of the Galilean, Jesus. Marcellus, a young Roman Tribune, reluctantly plays the part of executioner, and the deed leaves its mark on him. The instrument which changes his life is the robe of the dead Jesus, which is gambled for by the soldiers at the foot of the cross. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe, a quest that reaches to the very roots and heart of Christianity. "; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall; 472 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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10 Eliot, George SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe
J. M. Dent, Everyman's Library 1922 Hardcover Very Good 
Edited by Ernest Rhys, Introduction by Annie Matheson, first published 1906, 1922 reprint. Small red hardcover has light soiling, light edgewear/corner bumping. There is a tear in the cloth along the back of the spine flap to about 1/2 way down, so spine can be partially seen. Light fading to spine & back. Interior clean & tight, other than old pencilled price, small tear inside back cover. 262 pages. SUMMARY: This 19th-century classic, is a tale of betrayal, gold, and love, featuring Marner, the weaver, who is framed for theft by his best friend and becomes a recluse, focusing his strong affections only on the store of golden coins he receives in payment for his work. (350noto) ; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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BRIGHTON ROCK Charnwood Large Type, Greene, Graham
11 Greene, Graham BRIGHTON ROCK Charnwood Large Type
U. K. Charnwood 1983 070898133X / 9780708981337 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Large print. No jacket as issued. Light wear to spine ends & corners, Ex-library book with usual sorts of ex-lib markings. Light soiling outer edge of pages and back cover, sticker residue on front. Interior pages clean & tight. This novel follows the exploits of Pinkie, a boy gangster; who becomes involved in the underworld of Brighton in the 1930's. In the setting of crumbling slums, sleazy pubs and even sleazier dance hall, inhabited by small-time crooks, we see Pinkie's ambitions and hatreds horribly fulfilled, until a woman determines to have him convicted for murder. But Pinkie, on the run from this pursuing fury, becomes even more dangerous.. ; 8vo 
Price: 14.95 USD
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12 Hawthorne, Nathaniel THE HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES
World's Best Reading/Reader's Digest 1985 Hardcover Fine 
Reprint. No jacket as issued, excellent condition. Clean, tight & unmarked, only minimal wear overall. Full page illustrations by David Frampton. Afterword by Henry James. 287 pages. "Hawthorne's 1851 tale about the brooding hold of the past over the present, turning its way back through many generations of a venerable New England family, one of whose members was accused of witchcraft in 17th century Salem. More than 200 years later, we meet the family in its decaying, gabled mansion, still haunted by the presence of dead ancestors: Hepzibah, an elderly gentlewoman fallen on had times; her ineffectual brother, Clifford; and young Phoebe, a country maiden who cheerfully takes it upon herself to care for her two doddering relations. There's also Holgrave, a free-spirited daguerreotypist, who rented a room and along with a country cousin attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house. " ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.55 USD
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13 Hawthorne, Nathaniel TWICE-TOLD TALES
World's Best Reading/Reader's Digest 1989 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
Reprint. No jacket as issued, excellent condition. Half bound with faux leather on spine. Clean, tight & unmarked, only minimal wear overall. Full page illustrations by Lars Hokanson. Afterword by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Edgar Allan Poe. 335 pages. Collection of previously published short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, issued in 1837 and revised and expanded in 1842. The 1837 edition consisted of 18 stories; the 1842 enlargement brought the total to 39. This edition contains 27 stories. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 8.55 USD
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14 Horgan, Paul CITIZEN OF NEW SALEM
Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1961 B001O1TMRQ Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Gorsline, Douglas 
Book club edition. Hardcover clean and unmarked, light edgewear, corner bumping. Dustjacket has light edgewear and several small tears, one 2" taped tear on front. Age tanning. B/w illustrations. A novelization of the young Abraham Lincoln's early years in New Salem, Illinois. A novelization of the young Abraham Lincoln's early years in New Salem, Illinois. (400-osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 4.95 USD
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Classics Illustrated, No. 18, Hugo, Victor
15 Hugo, Victor THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Classics Illustrated, No. 18
Gilberton Company / Classics Illustrated 1970 Softcover Good+ 
Pages clean with a little ink rubbing on a few pages. Several small edge tears and one longer closed tear on page 5. Cover has several small creases and moderate edgewear. Rear cover is soiled with mail order coupon filled out in pen. Colour illustrations. Stapled magazine format. Featuring stories by the world's greatest authors. (*lower shipping available to all locations) [76-osl] ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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White Fang, Jack London
16 Jack London White Fang
New York Airmont Publishing 1964 Mass market paperback Very Good 
Very good. Pages clean and intact other than first introduction page which is partially loose at bottom edge. Same page also has a tiny address stamp from previous owner. Age tanning to page edges and inside covers. Cover has a couple tiny light creases, no crease on spine. (110os,0814) ; Classics Series CL36; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 2.95 USD
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17 Joyce, James A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Viking Press 1973 0670000094 / 9780670000098 Softcover Good+ 
Reprint. Age tanning to cover & light to moderate edgewear. Internal pages are tight, however several pages have underling/small amounts of writing. Price stickers on front. "A masterpiece of subjectivity, a fictionalized memoir, a coming-of-age prose-poem, this brilliant novella introduces Joyce's alter ego, Stephen Daedelus, the hero of Ulysses, and begins the narrative experimentation that would help change the concept of literary narrative forever...." (120? -osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 2.95 USD
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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 75th Anniversary Edition, Leroux, Gaston
18 Leroux, Gaston THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 75th Anniversary Edition
Dorset Press 1985 0880292989 / 9780880292986 Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Very nice, clean, tight condition. Hardcover is unmarked other than name written small on endpage (easily covered). Jacket has scuffing, slight edge wrinkling, a little age tanning to edges and one small closed tear. From the Author's introduction - "The Opera Ghost really existed. He was not, aas was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants, or the concierge. No, he existed in flesh and blood, thaough he assumed all the outward characteristics of a real phantom, that is to say, of a shade. " [478]; 8vo 
Price: 11.00 USD
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ROSEMARY'S BABY, Levin, Ira
19 Levin, Ira ROSEMARY'S BABY
The Stephen King Horror Library 2003 0965723178 / 9780965723176 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Excellent copy. Hardcover is clean, tight & unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has light scuffing & a small amount of edge wrinkling. "The basis of the 1968 Oscar-winning film, a tale of the demonic follows a young couple who move into a Manhattan apartment and are haunted by their eccentric elderly neighbors. " (*shipping will be reduced after checkout to some locations) [404-notosl]; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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GREAT CAT TALES, O'Mara, Lesley (edited by)
20 O'Mara, Lesley (edited by) GREAT CAT TALES
Carroll & Graf Publishers 1990 0881846457 / 9780881846454 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Clean, tight condition. Pages clean and unmarked. B/w illus. Cover has light edge/corner wear and light corner curling. " This charming collection of the cream of cat stories includes works by James Herriot, P. G. Wodehouse, Damon Runyon, Doris Lessing, Patricia Highsmith, Emile Zola, and fifteen others. The many fine line drawings add greatly to the book's appeal. " [401] ; 8vo 
Price: 2.25 USD
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