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A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. (1989). 1st edition. 211pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by author on 1st free end-page. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn. Page edges soiled. Internally, aside from author inscription, no other owners marks or signatures. The price clipped dust jacket is in good condition, slightly soiled and shelfworn, with some chipping and a tear to the lower front edge. Now enclosed in brodart. *Author's first book.
$100.00
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE SANSKRIT DRAMA. With an Introductory Sketch of the Dramatic Literature of India (Columbia University Indo-Iranian Series, Volume III)
New York:AMS Press. 1965, Reprint of the 1906 edition. xi+105pp. Hardcover.  A very good, clean copy, inside and out. 
$25.00
A BOOK OF HOURS
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1937. 1st edition, No. 279 out of 550 copies, signed by the Author on the Limitation page. 202pp., with many pages as yet uncut.  Illustrations by Lynd Ward. Hardcover.  Blue boards lightly soiled with silver on cover and spine strip still bright. Internally blue end-pages clean with a bookseller ticket in lower inside edge of 1st free end-page. No previous owners marks or signatures. Pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, signed copy.
$50.00
A COLLECTION OF LETTERS OF THACKERAY 1847-1855
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1888. ix+243pp. Hardcover.  Brown boards lightlly soiled and shelfworn with wear to edges and spine ends. Top edges gilt. Internally a previous owners name is inked to half-title page, but otherwise pages clean with a small bookseller ticket to rear inside board. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
$25.00
A HISTORY OF CHINESE LITERATURE
New York:Appleton and Company. 1927. 9th editiion. viii+448pp. Hardcover. Yellow boards moderately soiled and shelfworn. Page edges soiled. Internally, paper age-toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures but with a small ticket to bottom inside edge of the first free endpage. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a good solid copy.
$25.00
A KENTUCKY CARDINAL and AFTERMATH
London; The Macmillan Company,1900. Decorative hardover, no dj. New edition revised. 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. xxxii+276pp+4pp adverts. Top edge gilt, fore-edge deckled. VG conditon. Beautiful bright gilt decoration to cover and spine. Light rubbing/wear to boards/spine. Bookplate on front pastedown; rear pastedown has small piece (less than an inch square) peeled off. Slightly cocked. Scatttered light foxing to endpapers. Interior clean and securely bound. A lovely copy containing two titles, A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, both by James Allen, "Kentucky's first important novelist", who wrote using the regional vernacular.  Includes a new extended preface by the author. (cfm)
$25.00
A PRAED STREET DOSSIER
Sauk City, WI:Mycroft and Moran, Publishers. 1968. 1st edition, limited to 3000 copies. 108pp. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. Hardcover with dust jacket.  A very good clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures, with a very good dust jacket. 
$45.00
A SOVIET HERETIC. ESSAYS
Chicago:The University of Chicago Press. (1970). 1st edition. xx+322pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in near fine condition, just ever so slightly shelfworn. Internally bright and clean. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, rubbed and shelfworn, still in very good condition.
$25.00
A SPY IN THE  HOUSE OF LOVE
New York:British Book Center. (1954). 1st American edition, stated.  136pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards with light wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Internally, end-pages are age toned with some offset from dust jacket flaps. Pages clean with no previous owners marks or signatures found. The plain white dust jacket with title printed on front panel and spine, is soiled and shelfworn at edges, with several chips and tears to edges and seams. 
$45.00
A TINKLE OF BELLS AND OTHER POEMS
Chicago:E. A. Weeks and Company. (1895). 1st and only edition. Illustrated with 4 plates. v+210pp. Top edges gilt. Hardcover.  A pirated edition, later ordered destroyed after Rileys' lawsuit against the Publisher. Decorated boards lightly rubbed along hinges, lightly soiled, and with evidence of prior silverfish grazing to front board. Internally clean, lightly age-toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures.  The binding is tight and hinges intact.  A very good, clean copy.
$125.00
ABD-ER-RHAMAN IN PARADISE
(Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire):The Golden Cockerel Press. 1928. 34pp.+colophon page. Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Nash.  Hardcover. Limited numbered edition, No. 264 of 400 copies. Blue cloth spine with marbled boards. Spine slightly sun-faded with light shelf-wear to edges and edge points. Internally, 2 previous owners small bookplates to inside front board, otherwise pages clean and bright. A very good copy.
$300.00
ALFRED TENNYSON
New York:Dodd, Mead and Company. 1901.  1st edition. ix+229pp. Hardcover. Page edges soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Gilt on cover and spine still bright. Internally, previous owners signatue inked to 1st free end-page, otherwise pages clean and bright. Binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
$25.00
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN NEED TRAVELING SHOES
Norwalk, CT:The Easton Press. Hardcover.  Full red leather binding with decorations in gilt and all page edges gilt. In fine condition, still in publishers shrinkwrap. Fine.
$75.00
AN APE OF GODS. THE ART AND THOUGHT OF LAFCADIO HEARN
(Detroit, MI):Wayne State University. (1964). xiv+346pp. Harcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good, clean condition, inside and out with just slight soiling to foreedge. No previous owners marks or signatures. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with light wear along edges and folds, still in very good condition.
$25.00
AN EARLY IRISH READER.
Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. 1927. 75pp. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Red boards are lightly rubbed and shelf-worn. Someone has written the authors name in pencil on the spine but barely visible. Internally, save for the paper being lightly age-toned, a very good, clean copy with no prior owners marks or signatures. *From the Preface... "The Scel Mucci Mic Datho" or "The Story of Mac Datho's Pig" is justly regarded as one of the best of the Irish Saga's. In spite of its brevity it is very varied in character, and several different types of prose and poetry are represented in it.  It is well adapted therefore to serve as an introduction to the study of Early Irish Literature in the original, and for this purpose the present reader is primarily intended."
$45.00

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