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THE GILDED AGE

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $500.00

Publisher: American Publishing: 1874

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 75

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket; These "subscription" books were issued in various styles of cloth and leather bindings. Collectors should be aware that the early cloth bindings, unlike the bindings on Twain's later books, are very hard to find in truly nice condition. The cloth and papers used were relatively cheap quality and become brittle with age. This book has original publisher boards; NOT REBOUND as is often the case for this work! -- dark brown or black original cloth over boards. Decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, publishers logo blind-stamped on back cover, also blindstamped details to boards. Plain endpapers. Appendix present plus RARE (for some reason most copies have advertisements excised out) 4pp pub. Adv. At rear. Top edge light brown. With more than 200 illustrations and PLATES by eminent artists of the day! Fold-out illustration @ page 246 -- almost 2 feet long -- present and in EXCELLENT condition! Original publisher boards; NOT REBOUND as is often the case for this work! -- dark brown or black original cloth over boards. Decoratively stamped in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, publishers logo blind-stamped on back cover, also blindstamped details to boards. Plain endpapers. THICK -- 574pp; plus APPENDIX; plus RARE (for some reason most copies have advertisements excised out) 4pp pub. Adv. At rear. Top edge light brown. AND... With more than 200 illustrations and PLATES by eminent artists of the day! Fold-out illustration @ page 246 -- almost 2 feet long -- present and in EXCELLENT condition! Rubbing to board corners/lower half of outside edge of boards; spine ends light rubbed, and some to spine edges. Small previous owner stamp to second blank; an occasional fox mark.


With date of 1873 on Copyright Page and 1874 on Title Page [AS CALLED FOR]. THE GILDED AGE appeared at the end of 1873. Some copies carry an 1873 date, but most are dated 1874... Including most of the 60 ADVANCE REVIEW COPIES sent out in wrappers AND the copy that co-author Warner presented his mother on the day of publication. Copies with the earliest states of the text are found with both 1873 and 1874 title-pages. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 574 pages; Twain's first nov... View more info

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INNOCENTS ABROAD, THE VOYAGE OUT

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Hotten: 1872

Edition: First English Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 76

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; The title page is undated and there is nothing printed on the back of the title page; but the advertisements in the rear are titled "Very Important New Books, Special List for 1872". 4 pages of publisher's advertisements before the text, 256 pages of text, and more than 20 pages of illustrated advertisements in rear. No writing or marks in the text, no torn or missing pages in the text, no ownership markings. Missing front-free endpaper, with staining to edges of endpapers and along the gutters of the first few and last couple of pages, not affecting the text. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering, spine cocked, light wear to edges of cover.


8vo; In UK, Innocents Abroad was split into two volumes. This is the first, with, the second volume being The Voyage Home. View more info

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LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Osgood: 1883

Edition: First US Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 77

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Rubbing to spine ends/board corners and small (1/3") spine edge wear; light wear to boards; some spine wrinkling. Hinges very tight; but cracked... One set of opposing leaves w/very light toned rectangle from laid-in bookmark; else leaves in very good or better condition.


Original boards! -- brown textured cloth. Elaborate SHINY gilt and blind stamped art and details front and spine. Frontis. Illustrated title page. Beige endpapers. Top edge brown. Includes 4 appendices. AND... With more than 300 illustrations! ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 624 pages; With st charles hotel, not mt in flames. See BAL 3411. Johnson, Twain, p. 41. HBS 16370. View more info

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1924

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 289

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Handsome deep blue and gold gilt boards, vol. Two with a few marks of soiling which I believe can be cleaned. Spines light faded, some wear to head and tail. Original owners book plates on the back of each front board. Two tiny spots of foxing to paste down and endpaper volume two. Both editions each with exceptional photogravure frontis depicting Twain. Interiors clean, very bright both volumes in great Condition


With an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Both volumes are original to each other, not a ' married ' set. ; Vol. 2 VOL; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

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THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKKLEBERRY FINN

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1884

Edition: First British Edition; Later Printing

Seller ID: 309

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Decorated red cloth, gilt title to front board and spine, black blocked silhouettes. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo; 438+advs dated nov 1886 pages; Advertisements at the rear are dated November 1886 indicating the later printing of this first edition, the first printing of which actually preceded the American first edition. View more info

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THE END OF THE BATTLE

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1961

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 310

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Tape marks top and bottom front and rear endpapers where DJ flaps were attached to pastedowns. Else a very good clean tight copy in a DJ, priced $4.50 on the flaps, with wear along top edges and with some fading of the spine panel.


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LOSING BATTLES

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Random House: 1970

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 79

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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LOSING BATTLES

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1970

Edition: First US Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 80

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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THE BRIDE OF INNISFALLEN

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace: 1955

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 81

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket; Wear to edges and spine. Small tear in top of backstrip. Hinges are weak.


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THE DELTA WEDDING

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace: 1946

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 83

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket; Nearly flawless excepting lack of dust jacket


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THE GOLDEN APPLES

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace: 1947

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 84

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Doubleday Doran: 1942

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 85

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The dust jacket edges are jagged, especially at the spine ends - chipping, 1/4" tears, and rubbing. It is price clipped. The three other corners on the two flaps have have lightly trimmed - about 1/4 inch by 1 inch. There appears to be a pencil mark next to the "The" on the dust jacket front. The hardcover has rubbed and dented edges, especially at the top end. Light corner bumps. A crease can be seen on the attached front fly page. And on the back cover. The... View more info

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HUDSON RIVER BRACKETED

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1929

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 87

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; In black cloth with gilt titles that are faded at the spine, in common with every other copy I have seen of this hard to find work. I have also never seen a copy with a dust jacket, as DJs were routinely discarded in 1929.


With the elusive little (1) at the end of the page block denoting a first printing; 8vo; 560 pages; Text followed by an ad for her Age of Innocence. Dedicated to A. J. Downing, the American landscape architect who published Landscape Gardening in 1842. View more info

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NEW YEAR'S DAY

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1924

Edition: First US Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 89

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Dark blue boards. There is a paper Label on the front, and on the spine. The front label has a small tear, and a piece of the spine's label is missing. The book has a strong spine and the interior is in great condition. Corners are slightly bumped, and the spine is sunned.


The endpapers are beautiful scenes done by the illustrator, E. C. Caswell. ; 8vo View more info

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THE CHILDREN

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1928

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 90

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket; BInding is still tight. The front board has some marks due to age. The bottom of the front board is a bit discolored. There is also a mark to the left of the floral design beneath the author's name. The are a couple of light scratches in the front board. The spine is in good condition. The edges are intact and the lettering is still vivid. The back board has fade spots on the bottom edge. The edges and corners are all in pretty good shape. There is one bump on the bottom edge in the front board. The endpages are free of inscriptions. There is one small area on the inside of the back board where there is a small, thin strip of cloth worn away. It is right on the edge of the bottom endpaper and is worn in a perfect rectangular shape and is filled in with black ink that is a perfect match for the cloth. It blends away nicely and is hardly visible


The number 1 appears in parentheses on the bottom right hand side of the margin on the last page of the story. It is bound in black cloth. There is a floral border design on the top of the front board. The title and author's name appear below this. There is a larger floral decoration beneath them. All of these areas are colored with yellow ink. The top of the spine also has the floral border. The title of the book appears under it. There is a floral design beneath that. ... View more info

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THE OLD MAID

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1924

Edition: First US Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 92

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Label is intact, and shows a beautiful print of a home. The spine label has a couple of divits. The corners are bumped, and the spine shows a bit of wear at the edges. The spine is intact and strong. Pages show just the slightest yellowing of age.


The endpapers are beautifully illustrated by E. C. Caswell. ; 8vo; Front cover and spine paper labels intact View more info

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THE REEF

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1912

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 93

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Bound in red ribbed cloth with gilt titles, slightly faded at the spine. An excellent copy, with no writing in the book, no wear issues at all.


With the tiny little (1) at the end of the page block which denotes a first printing. ; 8vo; Spine faded but front bright View more info

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THE SPARK

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Appleton: 1924

Edition: First US Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 94

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket; Blue boards. There is a paper Label on the front, and on the spine. Both labels are intact. The spine is a bit sunned The book has a strong spine and the interior is in great condition. There is a bit of wear at the top and bottom of spine.


The endpapers are beautiful scenes done by the illustrator, E. C. Caswell. ; 8vo; Paper labels on spine and front clean and bright View more info

LOVING GENTLEMAN The Love Story of William Faulkner and Meta Carpenter

By: Wilde, Meta and Borsten, Orin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1976

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 119

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Together with Works by Bret Harte and Lafcadio Hearn

By: Wilde, Oscar

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Lippincott Monthly Magazine: 1890

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 164

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Here printed for the first time in the July 1890 edition of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. 100 pages, in 13 chapters. Wilde later added 6 more chapters to give us the edition generally reprinted today. But that is not the only wonderful item between these marbled covers. This is a bound edition of Lippincott's for May to August, 1890, with several other high spots. These include the complete Sappho of Green Springs by Bret Harte, from the May 1890 issue and a piece from that same issue titled Karma, by Lafcadio Hearn. Another illustrated piece on Palmistry, also called Cheiromancy. Each piece is separately paginated, as they were issued separately. The Picture of Dorian Gray was originally issued as a paperback by Lippincott's Monthly, and copies of the standalone volume are generally in very poor condition and still sell for $2000 or so. This copy is 9x6, bound in purplish half leather with gilt titles and marbled boards. Some age lines on the spine, but the leather is holding up very well. A couple of wonderful old rubber stamps from William V. Pippen, Dealer in Books, New & Old, 327 Charles St. , Baltimore, MD. In very good condition, almost impossible to find.


8vo; The Philadelphia edition (simultaneous with the London edition) bound together with stories by Bret Hart (Sappho of Green Springs) and lafcadio Hearne (Karma) and Mrs. Alexander (What Gold Cannot Buy) View more info