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1 Asch, Sholem A PASSAGE IN THE NIGHT.
G. P. Putnam's Sons [New York]. 1953. (1953). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 367pp. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Page edges & endpapers lightly & uniformly tanned o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Spine faded with extremes chipped, a 1' long sliver chip on the top of the back, small chip in the bottom of the front, <-shaped tear with 1/4' arms on right side of the back, corners worn o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects & unclipped price). 
Price: 3.00 USD
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2 Barbour, Mildred SYBIL TRAPPER OF MEN.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1927: Metropolitan Newspaper Service). Hard Cover 
313pp. sm8vo. Blue cloth with black lettering. A 1920s novel described as 'The fascinating, swift-moving story of a disillusioned girl who believed that men and women are natural enemies'. Very period illustrations of a vamp on the dustjacket. A faint moisture ring of the back cover, a previous owner's dated (1931) signature on the front endpaper o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Top of spine heavily chipped; bottom of the spine has a large chip extending 1 1/4' up the left side, then diagonally down to the center of the bottom; 1/2' x 3/16' chip in the bottom left corner a 1/4' x 1/4' chip in the top left corner of the front; 1 1/2' edge tear on the of the front; three 1/8' edge tears on the bottom of the front; top edge of the back has two 3/4' & two 1/2' tears & the bottom edge has two 3/8' & one 1/2' tears; & edges worn. The front cover illustration, however, is bright & unaffected by the tears). 
Price: 6.00 USD
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3 Baum, Vicki. MORTGAGE ON LIFE.
Triangle Books [New York]. 1948 {May}. (1946: Doubleday & Co.). Hard Cover 
240pp. sm8vo. Glossy boards with illustrated pictorial cover & spine. All edges red stained. Triangle Books No. 140. A novel set in the 1940s about two very dissimilar women whose careers are dependent upon each other until marriages change their lives. Spine cracked & slightly cocked, some faint spots of discoloration on the spine, spine extremes & corners rubbed, all pages uniformly tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects 
Price: 1.00 USD
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4 Biddle, Livingston, Jr. MAIN LINE.
Popular Library [New York]. 1952 {February}. (1950). First Edition Soft Cover 
1st paperback printing. 240pp. 16mo. Color-illustrated wraps by Bernard Barton. Green endpapers & all edges green. No. 402. Long light crease across lower right corner of the front cover, left upper corner of back cover creased o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. SEE PHOTO. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 Brown, Fredric. THE OFFICE.
E. P. Dutton & Co. [New York]. 1958. (1958). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 254pp. sm8vo. Simulated cloth boards. This is the author's only General Fiction novel, a fictionalized account of his employment as an office boy in Cincinnati in the 1920s. Lower left corner of the back cover bumped o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Minor edge damage, some scuffs on spine, back lightly soiled o/w unclipped & Fine in a protective plastic jacket). See PHOTO. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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6 Brush, Katharine. DON'T EVER LEAVE ME.
International Readers League [New York]. No date. (1934, 1935). Hard Cover 
311pp. sm8vo. Light blue cloth with a dark blue rose on the front cover. A dark blue panel on the spine contains the title & author's name in gilt divided by 2 gilt rulings. Uncut pages. Paste action on endpapers o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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7 Brush, Katharine. THE BOY FROM MAINE.
International Readers League [New York]. No date. (1942). Hard Cover 
340pp. sm8vo. Decorated light blue cloth with a dark blue rose on the front cover. A dark blue panel on the spine contains the title & author's name in gilt divided by 2 gilt rulings. Uncut pages. Paste action on endpapers o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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8 Brush, Katharine. YOU GO YOUR WAY.
International Readers League [New York]. No date. (1941). Hard Cover 
240pp. sm8vo. Light blue cloth with a dark blue rose on the front cover. A dark blue panel on the spine contains the title & author's name in gilt divided by 2 gilt rulings. Uncut pages. Paste action on endpapers o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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9 Brush, Katharine. YOUNG MAN OF MANHATTAN.
International Readers League [New York]. No date. (1929, 1930). Hard Cover 
325pp. sm8vo. Light blue cloth with a dark blue rose on the front cover. A dark blue panel on the spine contains the title & author's name in gilt divided by 2 gilt rulings. Uncut pages. Paste action on endpapers o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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10 Canfield, Dorothy. SEASONED TIMBER.
Harcourt, Brace & Co. [New York]. (1939). Book Club edition. Hard Cover 
485pp. Tall 8vo. Coarse beige cloth with a leather pastedown bearing the title, author & publisher in blue print. Uncut pages. Color woodblock frontispiece by Paul Honore. Book design by Robert Josephy. A previous owner's signature in ink on the front endpaper o/w Very Good, i.e. shows careful use with no significant defects. No slipcase. 
Price: 1.50 USD
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11 Chapman, Arthur. JOHN CREWS: A Thrilling Tale of the Old Frontier.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1926). Hard Cover 
303pp. + ads. sm8vo. Tan cloth with black lettering on front cover & spine. Dustjacket illustrated by R. Farrington Elwell, the highly regarded painter of cowboy & western themes. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (1/4' & 1/8' edge tears on the bottom of the front cover; a thin 3/4' l. scrape across the spine & another 1 1/4' l. beginning in the center at the base of the spine with a width of 1/8' & tapering to a point; spine slightly tanned with a tiny puncture; a little wear at the spine extremes; & a 3/8' edge tear on the top of the back o/w Fine with the cover illustration clean & bright). An unusually fine copy. See PHOTO. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Cole, Jackson. SIX-GUN STAMPEDE.
Century Publications [Chicago]. No date [1950]. (1937: Dodge Publishing Co.). First Edition Soft Cover 
1st paperback printing. 160pp. 16mo. Color-illustrated wraps by Malcolm Smith. Century Western No. 132. Broken hinges with some loose pages, spine creased o/w Fine (No defects). 
Price: 1.00 USD
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13 Coolidge, Dane. LORENZO THE MAGNIFICENT.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1925: E. P. Dutton & Co.). Hard Cover Signed
320pp. sm8vo. Red cloth with black lettering on front cover & spine. Dustjacket has a colorful illustration (unsigned) of a cowboy on a rearing horse with native Americans in the background. Dane Coolidge (1873-1940) was a naturalist & writer of western novels. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (both corners at the bottom of the spine have a chip each about 3/8' along the sides of the spine; 1' tear starting from the top of spine & moving down along the right side of the spine; top of the spine worn; spine slightly darkened with scattered scuffs o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Dawson, Peter. GUNSMOKE GRAZE.
Dell Publishing Company, Inc. [New York]. No date [1949]. (1941, 1942: Dodd, Mead & Co.). First Edition Soft Cover 
1st paperback printing. 238p. 16mo. Color-illustrated wraps by unknown illustrator. All edges blue. Map on back cover & keyhole symbol on front cover. No. 352. A little wear along spine edges, light reading crease along the spine edge of the front cover, tiny puncture in the middle of the front cover, very light ink scribbles on the back cover o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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15 Donleavy, J. P. THE ONION EATERS.
Delacorte Press/ A Seymour Lawrence Book [New York]. 1971. (1971), 0413445607 / 9780413445605 First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition/ printing of American edition. 306pp. + colophon. 8vo. Red cloth with author's facsimile signature in gilt at bottom of front cover & gilt-lettered spine. Black endpapers. Colophon: This book was set in Caldonia and Caslon Display types by Maryland Linotype Composition Company. It was printed by the Murray Printing Company and bound by the Haddon Craftsmen, Inc. Designed by Ann Sinelli.' Dustjacket design by Paul Bacon. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (There are scattered small areas in the escutcheon enclosing the title on the front panel & on the spine where the jacket's lamination has lifted (but not peeled). All are barely noticeable, but most prominent on the lower spine (see scan). The top of the spine shows wear & a few very small tears. The inside of the back panel has a dampstain across its top edge & a large pink stain spot at the bottom edge (see scan) - o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). See PHOTO. ISBN 0413445607. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Ermine, Will. RUSTLERS' BEND.
Dell Publishing Company, Inc. [New York]. No date [1952]. (1949: Doubleday & Co.). First Edition Soft Cover 
1st paperback printing. 192pp. 16mo. Color-illustrated wraps by Bob Stanley. All edges green. Keyhole symbol on front cover, but non-map back cover. No. 592. Good+: 1' tear at the top of the spine & several light reading creases along the spine edge of the front cover; other crease marks on the front cover, but all are light except for a 1/2' d. cluster at the top edge. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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17 Grey, Zane. THE MAN OF THE FOREST.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1920: Harpers & Bros.). Hard Cover 
Reprint. 383pp. sm8vo. Maroon cloth with black lettering & a cover illustration of a ranger with a gun near a forest in black & gray. Black-lettered spine. Frontispiece & 3 other b/w plates by Frank Tenny Johnson. A previous owner's inscriptions (dated 1927) on both endpapers, weak front hinge, several small water spots on the back cover o/w Good, i.e. obvious signs of use with no major defects/ DJ (heavy spine discoloration; back has rubs & wear on left edge; paper tape across top & bottom & down the spine on the back of the cover; the front face has wear on the right side, but is o/w Very Good). 
Price: 1.00 USD
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18 Hall, Eliza Calvert. THE LAND OF LONG AGO.
Little, Brown & Co. [Boston]. 1909 {September}. (1909). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st edition. 295pp. sm8vo. Grayish lilac cloth with the front cover illustrated with an elderly woman in a rocking chair with a quilt on her lap in green, cream & black. The cover is bordered with diaper of consisting of green leaves & red berries giving the appearance of a quilt border pattern. The title is above the woman & the author's name below, both in white Letters. The spine is gilt-lettered & decorated with a flowering tree in green & white. The title page is printed in brown & bordered with the same colorful diaper as the cover. Tissue-protected frontispiece & 7 other b/w illustrated plates on coated paper & 9 illustrated chapter headers by G. Patrick Nelson & Beulah Strong. Eliza Calvert Hall Obenchain (1856-1935), who wrote under her maiden name, first published this novel in serial form in Cosmopolitan Magazine. A previous owner's signature on the front endpaper, both endpapers partially tanned o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. A beautiful, bright copy. No dustjacket. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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19 Hemyng, Bracebridge. BOB FAIRPLAY ADRIFT.
Street & Smith. [New York]. No date. [1920s]. Soft Cover 
250pp. Tall 16mo. Wraps with a colorful, dramatic cover illustration of Bob driving off a pier to save a drowning girl. A 'dime novel' from the 'New Medal Library, No. 775'. 1920s Coca-Cola ad on the back cover. Back cover partially detached, cocked, spine has some stress lines & the left side is heavily worn, a '10 Cents' sticker in the upper right corner of the front cover, a few short edge tears, creases in the lower right corner of the front cover. Pictorial portions of both covers are very decent. See PHOTO. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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20 Hemyng, Bracebridge. JACK HARKAWAY'S TRIUMPHS.
Street & Smith [New York]. 1925. (1904). Soft Cover 
252pp. 12mo. Wraps with a colorful, dramatic cover of Jack watching a man falling off a cliff. A 'dime novel' from the 'Round The World Library, No. 8'. 8th book in the Jack Harkaway Series. Heavily stained area (3/8' wide) starting along the bottom of back cover, rounding the lower right corner with a 1' radius from the corner, and extending up while decreasing in width about 1/3 of the spine where it lightens & crosses the spine & extends down along the edge of the front cover; spine extremes chipped; spine edges worn with some creasing; the front cover has 2 faint stain streaks (which almost blend into the colors of the illustration) & several minor blemishes, despite which it still has very decent appearance. See PHOTO. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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