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London and New York:Macmillan and Co. 1886. 449pp.+2pp ads. 1st one-volume edition following a 3 volume edition. Original blue boards with title in gilt on spine. In near very good condition. Blue boards lighly rubbed, soiled and shelfworn, with wear to edges and spine ends. Edge points gently bumped. The binding is cocked but tight, however the rear hinge has started. There are no previous ownership marks or signatures but there are some penciled bookseller notes, now erased, but still discernable, on the half title page. Overall, a near very good copy.
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1920. 244pp. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. Hardcover. Red boards lightly soiled with gilt on spine faded. Page edges lightly soiled. Internally, a previous owners signature is inked to the inside front board, with a booksellers ticket to the lower inside edge of the first free endpage; otherwise, aside from slight age-toning to paper, a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight but ever so slightly cocked, and the hinges are intact.
(Belleair):Vanitas Press. (1978). 175pp. Illustrated by Lau Shiu Fan. 1st edition, limited to 1000x this is #62. Hardcover. In very good, clean condition, inside and out.
Carbondale:Southern Illinois University Press. (1980). 300pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Aside from light shelfwear to the top spine end, the book is in very good, clean condition. Pages are clean with no previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is near very good, lightly soiled with wear to edges (including a couple chips and tears) and seams.
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1900. One hundredth thousand printing. 409pp. With fold out list of clues. Hardcover. Decorated boards rubbed and soiled with some scratching and indents. Page edges soiled. Internally, a previous owners bookplate pasted to the inside front board, with end-pages lightly soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact but with a crack to the binding at page 240/241. Overall, a good solid copy. *According to Wikipedia, "She (Green) was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. Green has been called 'the mother of the detective novel'." This was her first detective novel.
Garden City, New York:Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1946. 281pp. 1st edition. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Hardcover with dust jacket. Grey boards mottled with soe wear to edges and spine ends. Internally, end pages are age-toned, but otherwise pages are clean with no previous owners marks or signatures found. The dust jacket is price clipped, lightly soiled and shelf-worn at edges and seams. The binding is slightly cocked, but tight and hinges intact. Overall, a near very good copy with a near very good dust jacket
New York:Dodd Mead and Company. 1896. xv+326pp. Illustrated by Clifton Johnson. Limited edition, #150.of 306 copies, printed in November 1896. Bound in 3/4 red leather with plaid covered boards, 5 raised bands and lettered in gilt on spine. All edges gilt. Leather lightly worn at gutters and edges, gilt still bright on spine. Internally, marbled end-pages, and no previous owners marks or signatures found. A very good, clean copy.
New York:Farrar and Rinehart, Publishers Inc. (1933). 345pp. 1st edition. Translated from the Russian by Charles Malamuth. Hardcover with dust jacket. Red boards very lightly soiled along spine, with wear to edges. Page edges darkened with age, while the topstain seems to have had something splashed onto it. Internally, end pages lightly age-toned, and the remains of an old bookplate can be found on the 1st free end-page. There are several erased notes, in blue, on the inside rear board, but no other previous owners marks or signatures found. Pages clean and bright. The dust jacket is lighly soiled and shelf-worn with small chips and tears to edges and seams. Still in one piece, price clipped, but with front flap sealed to inside front board. *From Wikipedia..."His novel, Time Forward, describes workers attempts to build a hugh steel plant at Magnitogorsk in record time. The title...was taken from a poem by Mayakovkey and its theme is the speeding up of time in the Soviet Union where the historical development of a century must be completed in ten years, The Heroes are described as 'being unable to trust such a valuable thing as time, to clocks, mere mechanical devices'. Kataev adapted it as a screenplay, which was filmed in 1965."
New York; The Viking Press, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover, no dj. 279pp. Very Good condition. Red cloth boards have some sun fading, and the spine is a bit darkened, very minor bumping and fraying at extremities.Internally clean, unmarked, and tightly bound. A nice 1st American Edition of Iris Murdoch's first book, UNDER THE NET, which is often considered one of the hundred most important english language novels of the 20th century. (cfm)
New York:B. W. Dodge and Company. 1908. 316pp. 1st edition. Hardcover. A previous owners name is pencilled to the first free end-page, otherwise pages clean and bright. Covers clean and bright as well. A near fine copy.
New York; The Outing Publishing Company, 1906. Decorated hardcover, no dj. Illustrated. 292pp. Good condition. Boards and spine are moderately shelfworn/soiled, with some fabric fraying at the extremities. Some stains to the page edges, and a bit cocked. Light foxing, primarily to the endpapers, but occasional spots throughout. Very small dampstain to top page edge afftecting pp75-118. Binding is secure but with a little play to it. A collection of seven maritime stories. (cfm)
New York:The Jungle Publishing Company. (1906). 413pp. 1st edition. Hardcover. With sustainer label affixed to inside front board, with a previous owners stamp on the lower edge of bookplate. Aside from some age-toning to end-pages, a very good, near fine copy, inside and out. Both spine ends gently bumped as well as edge points and a small bit of the word publishers on spine has flaked off, otherwise the binding is clean and fresh. A very good to near fine copy.
New York:The Century Co. 1913. 343pp. 1st edition. Illustrated by H. T. Dunn. Hardcover. In very good condition. Boards just very lightly soiled with gilt on cover and spine till bright. Internally, a small bookseller ticket to the bottom inside edge of the 1st free endpage and a small stain on the top edge of 2nd free end-page, from a paper clip left to long the the first two pages. Otherwise pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
New York:Doubleday Doran and Co. For The Crime Club. 1939. 303pp. Stated 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. Red boards lightly soiled with very light shelfwear to edges and edge points. Internally, age-toning to end pages with previous owners name and thoughts on reading the book on the 1st free end page. Page edges soiled with dust residue. Dust jacket is in good + condition, with overall shelf-wear and small chips and tears to edges with one larger tear to rear panel bottom edge. Overall, a very good/good+ copy.
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