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 ABBE, GEORGE, One More Puritan
ABBE, GEORGE
One More Puritan
Troy, NY: The Literary Combine, 1960. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. Trade PB. SIGNED EDITION. This is the true First Edition. This is a trade paperback book with a side stapled binding. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The cardstock covers have some light ground-in dirt and toning. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription, on the title page by the author. A novel of New England. ; Signed by Author. Very Good .
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Book number: 29493
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions George Abbe Signed Editions New England Modern Fiction Firsts

 ABOUT, EDMOND (EDMOND FRANÇOIS VALENTIN ABOUT), Le Roman D'un Brave Homme (the Story of an Honest Man)
ABOUT, EDMOND (EDMOND FRANÇOIS VALENTIN ABOUT)
Le Roman D'un Brave Homme (the Story of an Honest Man)
Paris, France: Librarie Hachette Et Cie, 1906. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is entirely in FRENCH. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The decorated covers have gilt, black and red embossing. The gilding has dulled a bit, especially on the spine. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper used." Edmond Franois Valentin About (14 February 1828 16 January 1885) was a French novelist, publicist and journalist.... During the next few years, he wrote novels, stories, a play (which failed) , a book-pamphlet on the Roman question, many pamphlets on other subjects of the day, innumerable newspaper articles, some art criticisms, rejoinders to the attacks of his enemies, and popular manuals of political economy, L'A B C du travailleur (1868) , Le progrs (1864). His more serious novels include Madelon (1863) , L'Infme (1867) , the three that form the trilogy of the Vieille Roche (1866) , and Le roman d'un brave home (1880) a kind of counterblast to the view of the French workman presented in mile Zola's L'Assommoir. He is best remembered as a farceur, for the books Le nez d'un notaire (1862) ; Le roi des montagnes (1856) ; L'homme l'oreille casse (1862) ; Trente et quarante (1858) ; Le cas de M. Gurin (1862; see Georges Maurice de Gurin).". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 34757
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Keywords: Modern Fiction Edmond About Edmond Francois Valentin About Hachette Et Cie Bibliogtheque Des Ecoles Et Des Familles Modern Fiction

 ACKROYD, PETER, Chatterton
ACKROYD, PETER
Chatterton
New York: Grove Press, 1988. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition with a Fine dust jacket. This is a First American Edition. This is Peter Ackroyd's third novel and nominated on the short list for the Booker Prize. "In today's London, a young poet and an elderly female novelist engage the mystery of Chatterton by trying to decode the clues foudn in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions. They are not alone in their quest: the mystery is also being revived in an earlier age, as in the mid-nineteenth century Henry Wallis paints his celebrated portrait of Chatterton lying dead in an attic room.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 632423
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP 2181]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Peter Ackroyd Thomas Chatterton Forgeries Forgers Artists Painters Medieval Manuscripts Modern Fiction Firsts

 ALLEN, JAMES LANE, A Cathedral Singer
ALLEN, JAMES LANE
A Cathedral Singer
New York: The Century Company, 1916. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have occasional spots of foxing / toning. The frontispiece is by Sigismond de Ivanowski. "Slowly on Morningside Heights rises the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; standing on a high rock under the Northern sky above the long wash of the untroubled sea, above the wash of the troubled waves of men.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 32428
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP 1636]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions James Lane Allen Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

 ALLEN, JAMES LANE, A Kentucky Cardinal
ALLEN, JAMES LANE
A Kentucky Cardinal
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Early printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light, bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's gift notation on the front endpaper. "James Lane Allen (December 21, 1849 February 18, 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. His work is characteristic of the late-19th century local color era, when writers sought to capture the vernacular in their fiction. Allen has been described as "Kentucky's first important novelist." ". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 35928
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Catalogue: Modern Fiction
Keywords: Modern Fiction James Lane Allen Kentucky Historical Fiction Modern Fiction

0060589426 ALLENDE, ISABEL, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
ALLENDE, ISABEL
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon
New York: Harper Collins, 2004. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0060589426. Illustrated by Cliff Nielsen. Cover Art; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one small spot of ink on the foredge of the text block that spans several text pages. This copy has been signed on the half title page by the author, in blue ink, with a small flower underneath. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Not many months have past since teenager Alexander Cold followed his bold grandmother into the heart of the Amazon to uncover its legendary Beast. This time, reporter Kate Cold escorts her grandson and his closest friend, Nadia, along with the photographers from International Geographic, on a journey to another remote niche of the world. Entering a forbidden sovereignty tucked in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas, the team's task is to locate its fabled Golden Dragon, a sacred statue and priceless oracle that can foretell the future of the kingdom." "Isabel Allende (born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002) , which have been commercially successful." ; Signed by Author. Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 33299
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Keywords: 0060589426 Modern Fiction First Editions Isabel Allende Cliff Nielsen The Himalayas Signed Editions Fantasy Adventure treasure Hunters Modern Fiction Firsts

 AMIS, MARTIN (MARTIN LOUIS AMIS ), Success
AMIS, MARTIN (MARTIN LOUIS AMIS )
Success
New York: Harmony Books, 1978. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "According to Amis, his father showed no interest in his work. "I can point out the exact place where he stopped and sent Money twirling through the air; that's where the character named Martin Amis comes in." "Breaking the rules, buggering about with the reader, drawing attention to himself," Kingsley complained. His first novel The Rachel Papers (1973) written at Lemmons, the family home in north London won the Somerset Maugham Award. The most traditional of his novels, made into an unsuccessful cult film, it tells the story of a bright, egotistical teenager (which Amis acknowledges as autobiographical) and his relationship with the eponymous girlfriend in the year before going to university." (from Wikipedia). Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 38187
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Martin Amis Modern Fiction Firsts

 L'AMOUR, LOUIS, Smoke from This Altar
L'AMOUR, LOUIS
Smoke from This Altar
New York: Bantam Books, 1990. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ to Near Fine- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly crisp and clean with the exception of two beginning edge tears along with some light ground-in dirt to the edges. "Louis Dearborn L'Amour (March 22, 1908 June 10, 1988) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His books consisted primarily of Western novels (though he called his work "frontier stories") ; however, he also wrote historical fiction (The Walking Drum) , science fiction (Haunted Mesa) , non-fiction (Frontier) , as well as poetry and short-story collections. Many of his stories were made into films. L'Amour's books remain popular and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death almost all of his 105 existing works (89 novels, 14 short-story collections, and two full-length works of nonfiction) were still in print, and he was "one of the world's most popular writers". " (from Wikipedia). Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 37510
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Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Louis L'Amour Poems Poetry Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD, Tar a Mid West Childhood
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Tar a Mid West Childhood
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926. 1st Trade Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips, along with several strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket at the spine joints and corners. There is another strip of tape on the bottom outside of the spine. One of the strips of tape on the reverse of the dust jacket has attracted some red fuzz, which is quite noticeable. "The book takes up a boy from the ages of consciousness and until adolescence begins. A wandering family settles in a small Ohio town." "Sherwood Anderson (September 13, 1876 March 8, 1941) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for subjective and self-revealing works. Self-educated, he rose to become a successful copywriter and business owner in Cleveland and Elyria, Ohio. In 1912, Anderson had a nervous breakdown that led him to abandon his business and family to become a writer.". Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 34067
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP 3272]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Sherwood Anderson ohio Youth Biographical Fiction Modern Fiction Firsts

 ANDERSON, SHERWOOD, Winesburg, Ohio a Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD
Winesburg, Ohio a Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life
New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc, 1921. Early printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing, wear and ground-in dirt. The paper spine label is noticeably toned. There are spots of ground-in dirt and spotting to the book covers. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The front endpaper has been removed by a former owner. There is a former owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. "Mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, they were "...conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque", serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature." (from Wikipedia). Very Good- .
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Book number: 37859
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP 13634]
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Keywords: Modern Fiction Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio Short Stories Modernist Literature Modern Fiction

 ANONYMOUS (JULIA MACGRUDER), Across the Chasm
ANONYMOUS (JULIA MACGRUDER)
Across the Chasm
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends, corners and spine joints have noticeable rubbing and edge wear, along with small nicks and chips missing. The text pages are generally clean, but there are spots of foxing and finger marks. There is a previous owner's inked initials on the front endpaper. "Julia Magruder (September 14, 1854 June 9, 1907) was an American novelist. Most of her novels are love stories in which the heroine must face obstacles in pursuit of her goal to find true love. Several of her novels were serialized in the Ladies' Home Journal. A week before her death she received the award from the Acadmie Franaise for which she had been nominated a year earlier.". Very Good .
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Book number: 35982
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP 7089]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Anonymous Julia Macgruder Romance Relationships Modern Fiction Firsts

 ANONYMOUS (MARY ELIZABETH VON ARMIN), The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight
ANONYMOUS (MARY ELIZABETH VON ARMIN)
The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight
London, England: T. Nelson & Sons, 1920. Reprint. Hardcover. This is a small format book (approx. 6" x 4 1/2") The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. The spine has a light slant. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and wear. The covers also have some light ground-in dirt. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. This book is part of the Nelson Library of Copyright Fiction. "Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 9 February 1941) , born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Countess von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and after her second marriage she was styled as Elizabeth Russell, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name Alice Cholmondeley.". Very Good .
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Book number: 37474
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Keywords: Modern Fiction Anonymous Mary Elizabeth Von Armin Fairytales Folklore Germany Modern Fiction

 ARCHER, JEFFREY, Shall We Tell the President?
ARCHER, JEFFREY
Shall We Tell the President?
New York: Viking Press, 1977. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a bit of very beginning sunning / toning to the edges of the front and rear endpapers. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some light fading to the Viking symbol on the bottom spine end and some very beginning toning / sunning to the edges of the rear cover. There is one vertical crease to the front dust jacket flap. This is the author's second book. "It is March of 1983. Edward Moore Kennedy has been the duly elected President of the United States for over two years. It is the propitious time to push his touch Gun-Control Bill through Congress.". Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 32429
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP 2727]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Jeffrey Archer Presidents of the United States Espionage Gun Control FBI Thrillers Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATHERTON, GERTRUDE (GERTRUDE FRANKLIN HORN ATHERTON), The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE (GERTRUDE FRANKLIN HORN ATHERTON)
The Conqueror Being the True and Romantic Story of Alexander Hamilton
New York: Macmillan Company, 1902. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. First Edition, First Issue, with page numerals at the top left corner on page 546. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. The endpapers have some light but noticeable foxing and toning. There is a previous owner's book plate adhered to the front pastedown page. The inner hinges are a bit loose. This copy has been signed by the author with an inscription on the half title page. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial...In London, she had the opportunity through Jane Wilde to meet Oscar Wilde, her son. She recalled in her memoir Adventures of a Novelist (1932) that she made an excuse to avoid the meeting because she thought he was physically repulsive. In an 1899 article for London's Bookman, Atherton wrote of Wilde's style and associated it with "the decadence, the loss of virility that must follow over-civilization." She returned to California in 1890 at the death of her grandfather Franklin and her mother-in-law Dominga Atherton, and she resumed taking care of Muriel. In 1891, she wrote for The San Francisco Examiner where she met Ambrose Bierce, with whom she carried on a taunting, almost love-hate friendship. When Kate Field remarked on California writers' neglect of the picturesque and romantic old Spanish life of the state, Atherton explored the history and culture of Spanish California in Monterey, San Juan Bautista, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. "; Signed by Author. Very Good+ .
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Book number: 33973
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP 10907]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Editions Gertrude Atherton Alexander Hamilton Biography Biographical Fiction Signed Editions Modern Fiction Firsts

 ATHERTON, GERTRUDE, Rezanov
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE
Rezanov
New York: Authors and Newspaper Association, 1906. Special edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This is a Powers Special Edition (Minneapolis, MN) which includes a facsimile page of the manuscript from Rulers of Kings. This book is in Near Fine condition and is missing the accompanying dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright with the exception of page 118-119 which has a small toned area where something was placed. There is an inked name and date on the reverse of the frontispiece . This book includes three full page, full color illustrations along with a full color frontispiece. "Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton (October 30, 1857 June 14, 1948) was a prominent and prolific American author. Many of her novels are set in her home state of California. Her bestseller Black Oxen (1923) was made into a silent movie of the same name. In addition to novels, she wrote short stories, essays, and articles for magazines and newspapers on such issues as feminism, politics, and war. She was strong-willed, independent-minded, and sometimes controversial.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 35606
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP 2727]
Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Gertrude Atherton San Francisco, CA Special Edition Romance Modern Fiction Firsts

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