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LIVES OF THE POETS. Six Stories and a Novella
New York:Random House. 1984. 1st edition. One of 350 copies, signed by the author. Fine, in a fine slipcase. Still in publishers shrinkwrap.
$75.00
LONDON TRADESMEN
London;Elkin Mathews and Marrot Ltd. 1927. 1st limited edition of 530 copies, this is no. 410. xiv+97pp. Hardcover. Marbled boards lightly soiled and shelfworn with gilt on spine stirp dulled. Internally, a large bookplate to the inside front board, but otherwise free of previous owners marks or signatures. The end pages are age toned/foxed, with foxing to page edges and scattered throughout as well. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
$45.00
LOVE AND DEATH IN THE AMERICAN NOVEL
New York:Criterion Books. (1960). xxxiv+603pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good, clean condition. Internally, a previous owners name to the 1st free endpage but otherwise pages clean and bright. Dust jacket is in good condition, still in one piece, with slightly soiled with many small chips and tears to edges. *From the jacket..."essentially a work of comparative literature, which attempts to understand the peculiar limitations and strengths of American fiction as compared with other traditions of the novel in the western world.  The aim of the book is double - to illuminate American fiction, and to cast light on American character. But the two purposes blend finally into the single goal of understanding the American experience, which I take to be a singular one..."
$25.00
LOVECRAFT AT LAST (Miskatonic University Classics: Volume 1)
Arlington, VA:Carrollton Clark. (1975). xxii+272pp+Colophon. No. 263 of 1000 copies, numbered on Colophon page. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket, sans slipcase. Book in very good clean condition inside and out. No previous owners marks or signatures found.  The dust jacket is slightly soiled but still in very good condition.  It is not price clipped. 
$100.00
M: WRITINGS '67-'72
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. [1973]. First Edition. xvi+217pp. Hardcover, no jacket. Very Good- condition. Black boards moderately rubbed. Dust spots to page edges. Owner name penned to front pastedown. Some light foxing spots on Contents page. Otherwise clean and unmarked, square and tight.  (cfm)
$30.00
MALBONE: AN OLDPORT ROMANCE
Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.. 1869. First Edition. Hardcover, no jacket. iv+244pp. Ex-library. Good condition. Stamped brown cloth boards are heavily worn, with sunfading to spine. Binding is cocked; it is holding but there is a signature that is a bit loose. Library sticker to front pastedown and stamp/markings to title page. 1.5" closed tear to one of the endpapers. Scattered foxing and faint dampstaining. Not a showpiece, but a very satisfactory reading copy. (cfm)
$40.00
MINUTES TO GO
Paris:Two Cities Editions. (1960). 63pp. Wrps.  Blue covers soiled and faded around edges, with front cover starting to seperate from spine along gutter edge and spine strip worn.  Internally the first (title page) and last page are foxed, otherwise pages clean. No previous owers marks or signatures. In good condition.
$175.00
MISS AYR OF VIRGINIA AND OTHER STORIES
Chicago:Herbert S. Stone & Co. 1896. 395pp +8pp ads., (dated October 1896). Hardcover. Decorated covers soiled and worn at edges and edge points. Spine strip darkened with age. Internally, a previous owners names is inked to the top of the 1st free end page but otherwise, aside from an occasional smudge, a very good clean copy. The binding is tight but front hinge has started.
$25.00
MISTRESS DAVENANT. THE DARK LADY OF SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS
London:Bernard Quaritch. 1913. v+332pp. Hardcover.  Two toned green boards lightly soiled with a bit of sun-fading to top and spine edges. Paper label on spine soiled with page edges soiled. Internally a previous owners book stamp to 1st free end-page, but otherwise pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy
$35.00
MOSQUITOES
New York: The Sun Dial Press, Inc. [1937]. 349pp. Hardcover with jacket. Deckled page fore-edges. Very Good condition in a Good jacket. Jacket is intact but is well worn and soiled, with some tears and chipping at edges and along spine.  Blue boards are slightly faded at edges and are unbumped. Interior is clean with no foxing.  Square and securely bound. A very nice copy of this 1937 edition of Mosquitoes, set in New Orleans, and first published in 1927.  (cfm)
$95.00
MOTHER AND SON
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. [1929]. Stated First Edition. Hardcover with jacket. 32pp. Very Good condition in a Good jacket. Jacket has some grime and sun fading, as well as several small closed tears. Decorative boards are bright, with slight toning at edges and spine.   Bookseller stamp to ffep, otherwise clean, tight and unmarked.  An inspirational book by a popular American novelist and newspaper columnist, bringing "comfort and happiness to all mothers and sons".     (cfm)  
$35.00
MRS LIRRIPER'S LODGINGS. Charles Dickens's New Christmas Story
New York:Harper and Brothers, Publishers. 1863. 1st edition. (3)-46pp with double columns. Sewn paper wrps. Ads on rear cover dated Dec. 1863. Covers soiled with bottom inch and a half of spine fold split amd small holes where thread comes through, and edges shelfworn with several small tears. Edge points are creased. Internally, pages clean with several edges creased but otherwise a very good copy. 
$95.00
MY RELIGION
New York:Thomas W. Crowell and Co. 1885. 1st American edition. xii+274pp. Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled with shelfwear along edges and spine ends. Internally, decorated endpages clean with a previous owners name embossed on 1st free endpage, as well as top of title page (over title), but otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
$35.00
MY TEN YEARS IN A QUANDARY AND HOW THEY GREW
New York:Harper & Brothers. 1936. 4th edition, stated. viii+361pp. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good condition. Light green boards very slightly soiled and light shelfware along edges. Internally clean, free  of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is slightly soiled with light wear along edges and folds, still in very good condition. 
$75.00
NEW LETTERS IN AMERICA
New York:W.W.Norton and Company, Publishers. (1937), 1st edition, stated. 222pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Beige boards soiled along both front and rear gutters and edges. Internally end-pages are age-toned and lightly soiled with a red inked /97 to 1st free end-page, otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is still in one piece but will worn, with scratches and chips and tears along edges and folds. It is not price clipped.  *An anthology, with contributions by Elizabeth Bishop, James Agee, W.H. Auden, Richard Eberhart, John Cheever, and Franz Kafka among others. 
$75.00

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