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THE WIDE NET AND OTHER STORIES
New York:Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1943).  214pp. Stated 1st edition. Boards lightly faded and lightly soiled, with end-pages being very slightly age-toned, otherwise a very good, clean copy of the author's 3rd book.
$100.00
THE WOOING OF MALKATOON. COMMODUS
New York:Harper and Brothers Publishers. 1898. 168pp. Illustrated by Du Mond and  Weguelin. Hardcover. Green decorated boards in very good, clean condition. Top page edges gilt. Internally, end-pages lightly foxed with a previous owners name to 1st free end-page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. *Bal 20825.
$30.00
THE WORKS OF CLAUDE BOYER
Morningside Heights, NY:King's Crown Press. 1947. 1st edition. 167pp. Softcover.  A very good, clean copy, inside and out. *A Columbia University Doctoral Dissertation.
$25.00
THE WORLD I BREATHE
Norfolk, CT: New Directions Press.  (1939). 1st edition, with two stars on spine. 1 of 700 copies. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Book in very good condition. Boards clean but  pages edges soiled. Internally, end-papers age toned with a previous owners name inked to inside front board. Several pages (7, 10 & 53) have very faint, penciled notes to margins and pages 66/67 have darkened from a paper left in to long; otherwise pages clean.  The binding is tight and  hinges intact. The dust jacket is in fair condition, still in one piece, but well worn, chipped and torn at edges and seams. 
$300.00
THREE PAIRS OF SILK STOCKINGS. A Novel of the Life of the Educated Class Under the Soviet
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1931. viii+344pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Black boards gently worn at edges with edge points gently bumped. Gilt bright on spine. Page edges soiled. Binding slightly cocked, but still tight and hinges intact. Internally, end-pages slightly age toned with a previous owners name inked on the first free end-page, otherwise pages clean and bright. The dust jacket is soiled and shelf-worn, with wear, including small chips and tears, to edges and seams. It is not price clipped. *From the dust jacket..."Here at last is a striking novel from Russia - an intense story which gives a clear picture of Moscow today, particularly of the life of the men and women who, formerly the wealthy and cultured, are now the outcasts."
$25.00
TIGHT CORNERS & WHAT'S AROUND THEM  (Being the Brief & Endless Adventures of Some Pronouns in the Sentences of 1972-973)
Los Angeles:Black Sparrow Press. 1974. Limited edition, 1 of 26 lettered copies (W), signed on the Colophon page with a drawing to the page following copyright page. 100pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Boards slightly soiled with light sun fading to spine strip and some foxing to top page edges. Internally clean. The acetate dust jacket is slightly soiled and shelfworn with small chips and tears to spine ends.
$75.00
TIME, FORWARD!
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."
$200.00
TOLSTOY AND CHEKHOV
Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. 1971. 237pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket.  A very good copy with a very good, slightly edge-worn dust jacket. *A study of the literary relationship etween two great Russian authors. When Chekhov began to write, Tolstoy was the acknowledged master. Each admired the other's work and part of Mr. Speirs' argument is that Tolstoy's example helped Chekhov to see what he wanted to do and how to do it.
$20.00
TOLSTOY AND THE NOVEL
New York:The Viking Press. (1967), 1st edition. 316pp. Hardcover with dut jacket.  Book is in very good, clean condition, slightly soiled on page edges, but free of previous owners marks or signatures.  The dust jacket is slightly sun-faded along spine strip and lightly shelfworn along edges, still in very good condition. *"This is the first full-length study in depth of Tolstoy as a novelist, of his place in the main stream of Russian literature, and of his relation to the novelists of the West."...dj
$35.00
TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD BY LEMEUL GULLIVER, FIRST A SURGEON, AND THEN A CAPTAIN OF SEVERAL SHIPS.
London: Harrison and Co.. 1782. Two volumes bound in one. 140pp. Four full page engravings. The text block and the plates are very good, but the covers are a problem.  Boards and 1/2 leather are very worn. Hinges are fully deteriorated and covers are held by strings in the binding; a bit fragile but working. Decorative bookplate and pencil notes to front pastedown. Foxing to endpapers. Minor worm hole affecting 12pp. Text block is clean, unmarked, unfoxed, and tightly bound.  (cfm)
$275.00
TWO PENNY LANE. A NOVEL
Santa Barbara:Black Sparrow Press. 1977. Number 221 of a limited edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered by the author. With acetate dust jacket. Both book and dust jacket in very good, clean condition.
$35.00
USHANT. AN ESSAY
New York:Oxford University Press. 1971. (Reissue of 1952 edition). 365pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good, clean copy, free of any previous owners marks or signatures. With a very good, clean, slightly edge-worn dust jacket. 
$50.00
USHANT. AN ESSAY
New York:Duell, Sloan and Pearce/Boston:Little, Brown and Company. (1952). 1st edition, stated. 365pp. Signed and dated by the author on the 1st free end-page. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very good, clean copy, free of any previous owners marks or signatures. With dust jacket in good condition, price clipped and soiled with chips and tears to edges. 
$150.00
VERSE OF ANGER AND AFFECTION 1957-1973
Orleans, MA:Privately printed.  1973. 70pp. Wrps.  Yellow covers lightly soiled with some light shelf-wear. Signed and inscribed on the 2nd free end-page by the author.  A very good, clean copy.
$295.00
VILE BODIES
London:Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1930. 245pp. 1st edition of Waugh's second novel. Hardcover. In very good condition. Red and black patterned boards slightly soiled and shelfworn with the spine darkened but gilt still bright. There is also a small ding to the middle of the spine. Internally, there are no previous owners marks or signatures. Page edges lightly soiled.  The end-pages, front and rear are age toned with light foxing to the first and last few pages. 
$500.00

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