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The Schirmer Inheritance (Signed First Print)

By: Ambler, Eric

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12360


First American Edition/First Printing. A superb copy in fine condition in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page. There are only a couple small chips at the head and heel. Top stained blue. Mild age toning to the fore edge and text block--still near fine. A nice collectable copy. A beautiful jacket design. War time intrigue with Nazi's, spies and a boatload of stolen money. View more info

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Wuthering Heights (Franklin Edition)

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Franklin, Pennsylvania, Franklin Press: 1979

Seller ID: cfe12461


A handsome and fine copy in as new condition. Gilt edges all around. Gilt decorations and lettering to spine and front and back cover. All of the Franklin amenities afforded to classic titles. Bronte's best known work and one of the top 100 of all time. A collectable copy for any library. Includes the famous introduction by her sister Charlotte. View more info

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March (Signed Pulitzer Prize)

By: Brooks, Geraldine

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Viking Press: 2005

Seller ID: cfe10397


First Edition/First Printing. A signed collector's copy as new in a fine flawless dustjacket. Pulitzer prize winning novel of war and how war and suffering can change how we adapt to handle situations we normally would not be forced to face. How much we change is clearly more than one would ever imagine. Shipped bubble wrapped in a carton--100% Satisfaction Guarantee. View more info

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Vanity Row

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1952

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12384


First Edition/First Printing 1952. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine unclipped ($3.00) dustjacket. Minor age toning with a tiny bit of fading to the front free endpaper only--may even be an unread copy. The fragile dustjacket is rare in this condition--a couple of tiny chips to the spine and a couple closed end tears--but bright and unfaded. Burnett is the author of "The Asphalt Jungle" and "Little Men, Big World" and this title is part of the three togeth... View more info

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Little Men, Big World (First Printing)

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1951

Seller ID: cfe12385


First Edition/First Printing 1951. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped ($3.00) dustjacket. A tight and square copy--unmarked throughout with only very minor age toning. The dustjacket has minor chips and shelfwear rubbing---but rare to find in this condition. Part of the author's trilogy covering crime in the big city---starting with "The Asphalt Jungle". Very collectable condition. View more info

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Little Caesar

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1929

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12431


First Printing 1929. A handsome copy in blue cloth with yellow lettering to front board and spine. Stamp to front board. Splendid very good condition without the very rare dustjacket. One very small pencil end size bump to the edge of the front board. Corners only slightly bumped. Tight square and clean copy with only light age toning---mostly to the spine. Slight loosening to the cloth spine. Overall a nice copy of one of Burnett's best works. View more info

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Nova Express

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1964

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12914


First Printing. From a recent Bonhams and Butterfields auction with the auction tag still laid in. A near fine copy in an unclipped and near fine dustjacket. Light age toning only--some edgewear to the fore edge but not much. Otherwise a clean interior, tight and square copy. The dustjacket is complete with only a little rubbing and a tiny bit of edgewear to the extremities--(head and heel of the spine and the tips)--a beautiful collectible copy of a rare first printing. View more info

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The Moth (First Print Copy)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $155.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1948

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12241


First Edition/First Printing 1948. A stunning fine copy in an unclipped ($3.00) and fine dustjacket--protected in Brodart jacket cover. One corner is lightly bumped and there is a very small pin size bump to the bottom rear board--otherwise only mildly aged toned. A wonderfully collectable copy from the author of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" and "Mildred Pierce". A very clean unmarked copy. View more info

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Galatea (First Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $130.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1953

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12376


First Edition/First Printing 1953. A very handsome copy in fine condition in an unclipped ($3.00) and near fine dustjacket. Light age toning to the top cloth edge only. Dustjacket has minor chips--mostly to the back flap and one on the head of the spine--along with some age toning. A bright clean copy in very nice condition--collectable copy. A very attractive dustjacket cover. Cain is the author of "A Postman Always Rings Twice" which became a great John Garfield movie.... View more info

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Past All Dishonor (First Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, KNOPF: 1946

Seller ID: cfe12377


First Edition/First Printing 1946. A wonderful handsome copy of the first printing in near fine condition and in a very good dustjacket--that has been price clipped. Minor age toning to the red cloth boards with an owner's phone number on the back pastedown--hidden under the rear flap. Dustjacket has some minor chips and edgewear--mostly to the head of the spine and at a corner flap--otherwise a nice bright copy. Cain is the author of "Mildred Pierce" and "The Postman Al... View more info

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The Butterfly (First Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12375


First Edition/First Printing 1947. A handsome copy in very fine condition in a very good unclipped ($2.00) dustjacket. This copy appears to be unread--remarkable condition--slight age toning only. The dustjacket has edgewear, chipping to the head of the spine--very minor--and some staining to the back--although the stains did not transfer to the book and are only along the edges. A handsome copy. Additional digital pics available by email. View more info

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Galatea (1st Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe13230


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A near fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Light overall uniform age toning with some dustiness to the page edges, a couple of words in ink to the rear endpaper. Overall a nice tight copy. The dustjacket is unclipped with minor edgewear to the extremities and some rubbing to the back panel. A nice collectable copy. Cain mostly dealt in Hollywood screenplays, where his relationship with the studios ... View more info

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My Mortal Enemy (First Printing)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $215.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1926

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12352


First Edition/First State 1926. A very handsome copy in near fine condition without the frail and scarce dustjacket. Light age toning only--a very clean interior and bright exterior--see digital scan. Title is almost faded from spine--otherwise remarkably collectable. View more info

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12564


First Printing 1940. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone-with his custom gold plate lightly affixed on the front pastedown. A fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. A little dustiness to the page edges and cloth spine--but was protected by the dustjacket over the years to practically eliminate the usual bleaching of the spine that is normal for this title. A clean and tight copy otherwise. The dustjacket is complete except for a minor amount of chipping to the... View more info

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12565


First Edition--Complimentary Advance Copy. Unlike the first trade edition--this complimentary edition says "First Edition" on the copyright page, and the wording to "A Note on The Design" at rear is also a little different. This is a nice and tight copy, clean interior with a bright green cloth front board and paper label. The spine has the usual tone darkening--instead of green it is now almost tan--which is quite common for this title. Without the darkening to the clo... View more info

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THIRD GIRL (FIRST PRINTING)

By: CHRISTIE, AGATHA

Price: $72.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, DODD, MEAD: 1966

Seller ID: cfe10246


First Edition/First Printing 1967. A handsome copy in fine condition in an unclipped ($4.50) and very good dustjacket . Chipping to the head and heel of the DJ spine--age toning to the back D/J cover and light scribbling to the black part of the front cover D/J. (does not affect the lettering or decorations). "Third Girl" was part of the Hercule Poirot Mystery Series. Overall, a nice collectable copy that shows a little age on the dustjacket--but the book itself is sple... View more info

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Flight of The Intruder

By: Coonts, Stephen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12852


First Printing. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page--signature only. An unread mint copy. The dustjacket has one little 1/2" long wrinkle to the very bottom of the rear panel--almost not enough to mention as it is barely noticeable. A great collectable copy of the author's first book--scarce in this condition. View more info

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The Leopard's Spots

By: Dixon, Thomas Jr.

Price: $315.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1903

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: cfe12590


First Illustrated Edition 1903. From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M. B. Goldstone-with his distinctive gold custom bookplate slightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature and notations to the ffep. A near fine copy--larger than the 1902 edition and different in decoration and color. Off white cloth with fine gilt and red decorations and lettering to the front board and spine--a vine format with either roses or tulips. To... View more info

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The Breaking Point

By: Du Maurier, Daphne

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1959

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe10023


First Edition-First Printing. Author's early 1959 group of stories "In the vein of Rebecca and My Cousin Rachel". Very minor soiling to D/J spine and rear. $3.95 price still on D/J. Book itself is near fine. Stated "first edition in the United States" View more info

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Trilby (Rare First Print Copy)

By: Du Maurier, George

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1894

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12345


First Edition/First Printing 1894. A handsome first print copy published immediately after the original magazine issues from Harper. Near fine condition. Lightly soiled grey/beige cloth boards--with attractive green and gilt decorations of a spider and web with a heart to the front board and spine. Front hinge is cracked but binding is sturdy without give. An altogether very attractive copy from the first "Du Maurier". From a recent Bonham's and Butterfields auction of e... View more info