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THE DAYS OF A LIFE.

By: "Norah" (Margaret Dixon McDougall)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Almonte, W. Templeman, Publisher: 1883

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018550

Condition: Very good


Octavo, green cloth covers iwth gilt titles and decoration (harp, shamrocks, castle), 438 pages. Covers have some wear at corners and head and foot of spine, but still very nice. MacDougall was the daughter of an Irish Protestant family from Belfast, and a former school teacher and writer for the local press in her community of Pembroke, Ontario. She travelled around Ireland in 1882 and published her observations as "The Letters of 'Norah" in the Montreal paper "The Witness " As the author says in the preface to this book: "If the agitation in Ireland were not a living issu... View more info

LOW BRIDGE.

By: Abbott, Jane

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott and Company: 1935

Seller ID: 000015836

Condition: Very good


Color frontispiece plus 3 other illustrations by Walter Pyle. Octavo, light tan cloth with blue titles, 318 pages. Small spot at foot of spine. Dust jacket has chips missing, now protected in a mylar cover. "A mystery story for girls and boys with the scene laid on the Erie Canal during the days when that romantic artery teemed with the life blood of the nation." View more info

CITADEL IN SPRING. A Novel of Youth Spent At War

By: Agawa, Hiroyuki

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kodansha International, c. 1990,: 1990

Seller ID: 11726

ISBN: 0870119605


Tokyo, Kodansha International, c. 1990,, 1990. Hardcover. Pages 254,octavo, hardcover. Translated by Lawrence Rogers. Maps on endpapers. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. World War II, Japan. 112706A ISBN: 0-87011-960-5 View more info

UGETSU MONOGATARI. Tales of Moonlight and Rain

By: Akinari, Ueda

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (1974),: 1974

Edition: first edition thus

Seller ID: 12307

ISBN: 0048231169

Condition: Near fine


280 pages, octavo. Translated and edited by Leon Zolbrod. A complete English version of the eighteeenth-century Japanese collection of Tales of the Supernatural. Based on the first woodblock edition of 1776 with illustrations and introduction for western readers. Former owner bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, endpapers a tad browned, else Fine. Dust jacket spine a bit sunned, Very Good. 020207A View more info

OUR GOLDEN IRONBURG. A Novel With Formulas

By: Aksyonov, Vassily

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Ardis: (1989)

Seller ID: 000014989

ISBN: 0882335596

Condition: Fine


Ann Arbor: Ardis, (1989). Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Translated by Ronald E. Peterson. Octavo, 254 pages. Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. "In this satire about events at a famous Soviet science institute, Aksyonov's verbal equivalent of jazz is at its most intense, as he disassembles and then re-combines the history and present of Ironburg, where physicists search for a mysterious particle..." View more info

JACK AND JILL: A Village Story.

By: Alcott,, Louisa May.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1917

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 000017762

Condition: Very good


16mo (approx. 4 3/4" wide by 6 7/8" tall), brown cloth covers with black titles and decoration. 325 pages + 2 pages of ads for other Alcott books. A little light spotting on covers, still Very Good. 071202B View more info

RAILS UNDER MY BACK

By: Allen, Jeffery R

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2000),: 2000

Edition: First

Seller ID: 9304

ISBN: 0374246262

Condition: Fine


Pages 563, octavo, hardcover, first edition.111002A Book and dust jacket are in fine coondition. View more info

TEREZA BATISTA: Home From the Wars.

By: Amado, Jorge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: first American ed.

Seller ID: 000015521

ISBN: 0394487524

Condition: Very Good+


Translated from the Portuguese by Barbara Shelby. Stated first edition. Octavo, xiii [3], 3-551 [1]. Former owner inscription on front free endpaper. Unclippd dust jacket has printed price of $10.00. 112000A View more info

SHOW DOWN.

By: Amado, Jorge.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books: (1988)

Edition: first American ed.

Seller ID: 000015714

ISBN: 0553051741

Condition: Near fine


Octavo, 422 pages. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Former owner name and date on front free endpaper. Number line to "1". Dust jacket spine sunned. 040414B View more info

THE VIOLENT LAND.

By: Amado, Jorge.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1965

Edition: re-issue

Seller ID: 000016326

Condition: Near fine


Translated from the Portuguese (Terro do sem fim) by Samuel Putnam. Re-issed in 1965 with a new foreword by the author.Octavo, green cloth covers, viii [4] 336 pages plus colophon. Includes a short glossary of Brazilian terms. Former owner name, place and date on front free endpaper. Book is near Fine. Dust jacket has light wear at edges, Very Good. 092715A View more info

SHEPHERDS OF THE NIGHT.

By: Amado, Jorge.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1967

Edition: First American Edition, as stated.

Seller ID: 000017062

Condition: Very good


Translated from the Portuguese by Harriet De Onis. Octavo, red-orange cloth covers, xii + 364 pages. Dust jacket has printed price of $5.95 on front flap, light browning at edges. 020117A View more info

WALT WHITMAN'S SECRET.

By: Aronin, Ben

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, Argus Books: 1955

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000015259

Condition: Very Good


"WALT WHITMAN'S SECRET tells the life of the great American poet from the time of his first New Orleans visit until shortly after the close of the Civil War. Ben Aronin's story, remarkable for its vivid portrayal of the happenings and intellectual climate of the times, is, nevertheless, biographical fiction." Book is in Very Good condition. Inscribed by the author to Susan Covici. Dust jacket has some chipping at edges., small stain on rear panel. 120506A View more info

MOSZKVA: regeny

By: Asch, Schalom (Sholom, Solem)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Budapest, Kaldor Konyvkiadovallalat: (1932)

Edition: limited edition, signed

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000016321

Condition: Good +


Translated into Hungarian by Gergeley Janka. Octavo, boards with black spine; spine stamped in gilt; ribbon marker bound in. 361 pages, plus 1 page of contents. No. 29 of a limited edition, signed by Asch. Rear joint cracked, wear at head of spine and cover corners. The third novel of the trilogy of the Three Cities. 092715A View more info

FIRE IN BEULAH.

By: Askew, Rilla.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: (2001)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000016643

ISBN: 0670888435

Condition: Fine


Octavo, 376 pages. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. "A story that...unfolds against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hate, and lynchings that climax in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which whites burned the city's prosperous black section to the ground." 100104A View more info

THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE

By: Auel, Jean M

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers, Inc. (c. 1990),: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8970

ISBN: 0517580497


NY, Crown Publishers, Inc. (c. 1990),, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. first printing. Pages 760,8vo, hardcover, first printing. Book is in Fine condition; dust jacket spine lightly sunned, Very Good. 4th novel in Earth's Children series. 070702A ISBN: 0-517-58049-7 View more info

A MASQUE OF EXILE

By: Bacon, Martha

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Clarkson Potter, (1962),: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: 12277

Condition: Fine


203 pages, octavo. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition. "Set against the grey and chilly background of a depressed New England textile town just before the outbreak of WWII, the novel centers around the aristocratic but decaying Temple family, past and present." 061507A View more info

"NATIONAL VELVET" Golden Anniversary Edition

By: Bagnold, Enid.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: (1985)

Edition: 2nd printing, thus.

Seller ID: 000017644

ISBN: 0688057888

Condition: Fine


Illustrated by Ted Lewin. Octavo, 258 pages. Originally published in 1935. "A fourteen year old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase." 021210D View more info

THE LAND WAS OURS. A Novel of the Great Plains

By: Bailey, Charles W

Price: $12.00

Publisher: (NY), HarperCollins, (1991),: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9278

ISBN: 0060391286


(NY), HarperCollins, (1991),, 1991. 1st Edition. Hardcover. first printing. Pages 386,octavo, hardcover, first printing. Book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition, VG/VG. Publicity sheet laid in. 101602A ISBN: 0-06-039128-6 View more info

SHYLOCK HOMES: HIS POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS.

By: Bangs, John Kendrick. Edited and Introduced by Jon L. Lellenberg

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Arlington, Virginia, The Dispatch-Box Press: 1973

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017973

Condition: near Fine


Published February 1, 1973 in a first edition of three hundred copies, of which this is copy no. 171, on occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the orginal publication in The New York Herald. Card covers, approx. 8 1/2" by 11", ix [1] 102 pages. Three black and white illustrations including the cover illustration. Includes ten stories plus A Bibliography of Bangsian Sherlockiana. A small bit of wear along top of rear cover, near Fine. Humor, Sherlockiana, Sherlock Holmes, Satires, Pastiche. View more info

THE SECRET NAMES OF WOMEN

By: Barrett, Lynne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Press, 1999,: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11424

ISBN: 0887482872


Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Press, 1999,, 1999. 1st Edition. Soft cover. first printing. Pages 152,trade paperback. first printing. Part of price sticker removed on rear cover, else Fine. 081006A ISBN: 0-88748-287-2 View more info