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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 Hill, Grace Livingston. THE SEVENTH HOUR.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1939: Author). Hard Cover 
320pp. sm8vo. Coarse tan cloth with red-lettered front cover & spine. The front cover also has a small decorative device within a diamond. Top edge red, others uncut. Great dustjacket illustrated by Walter Stewart (see photo). Reprint of the J. B. Lippincott 1939 edition. Gift presentation (1954) in ink on the front endpaper o/w Fine (No defects)/ DJ (3/4' closed edge tear on top of the front cover about a 1/4' from the left spine edge, small chip on the left corner of the spine bottom, price clipped o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). See PHOTO. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 Hilton, James. NOTHING SO STRANGE.
Little, Brown & Co. [Boston]. (1947). Book Club Edition. Hard Cover 
308pp. 8vo. Orange-tan cloth with green-lettered front cover & & spine. Top edge green, other uncut. Dustjacket illustrated by I. N. Steinberg. Fine (No defects)/ DJ (Two 1/2' edge tears on the top of the front, 1/4' edge on the back bottom o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 2.00 USD
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11 Kyne, Peter B. KINDRED OF THE DUST.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. (1920). Hard Cover 
Later reprint. 376pp. sm8vo. Dark green cloth with light green lettering on the front cover & spine. Dustjacket, frontispiece & 3 other b/w plates on glossy paper by Dean Cornwell. Lightly rubbed area in the middle of spine o/w Near Fine (very minimal signs of use)/DJ (1' tear on the top edge of the front cover, many much smaller tears & creases on other edges, all edges worn, horizontal opened crease across the middle of the spine repaired with cellotape on the back, cellotape strips across the top & bottom of the spine, little chips in corners where flaps join front & back panels o/w Very Good, i.e. minor signs of careful use with no significant defects in a plastic jacket). Sounds worse than it looks! - See PHOTO. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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12 Norris, Kathleen. MAIDEN VOYAGE.
P. F. Collier & Son [New York]. No date. (1934: Doubleday, Doran & Co.). Hard Cover 
Palo Alto Edition. 334pp. sm8vo. Navy blue cloth with blindstamped decorative device within a square on the front cover. Gilt-lettered spine with a blindstamped winged decorative device. Uncut foreedge. Kathleen Thompson Norris (1880 - 1966), whose style owed much to Henry James, wrote some 80 feminine & matriarchal sentimentalist novels in the 1910s and 1920s. Her themes dominated the radio soap operas of early radio, and she was reputed to be the highest paid American writer of her day. Front hinge a little weak, but holding well; paste action on both endpaper; cloth flecked on the lower half of the edge of the front cover, along the left, right & lower edges of the back o/w Good, i.e. shows the usual signs of a used book with no abuse or important defects. No dustjacket. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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13 Norris, Kathleen. ROSE OF THE WORLD.
A. L. Burt [New York]. No date. (1934: Doubleday, Doran & Co.). Hard Cover 
423pp. sm8vo. Red cloth with the title stamped in red within a gilt panel at the top of the front cover. The panel is framed within a border of vertical gilt rulings giltstamped scrolling vines & flowers. Gilt-lettered spine. Kathleen Thompson Norris (1880 - 1966), whose style owed much to Henry James, wrote some 80 feminine & matriarchal sentimentalist novels in the 1910s and 1920s. Her themes dominated the radio soap operas of early radio, and she was reputed to be the highest paid American writer of her day. Front hinge cracked, but holding well; gilt on spine very faded; 2 small spots on the front cover o/w Very Good, i.e. shows careful use, but no significant defects). No dustjacket. 
Price: 1.50 USD
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14 Norris, Kathleen. THE SECRET OF THE MARSHBANKS.
P. F. Collier & Son [New York]. No date. (1940: Doubleday, Doran & Co.). Hard Cover 
Palo Alto Edition. 304pp. sm8vo. Navy blue cloth with blindstamped decorative device within a square on the front cover. Gilt-lettered spine with a blindstamped winged decorative device. Uncut foreedge. Kathleen Thompson Norris (1880 - 1966), whose style owed much to Henry James, wrote some 80 feminine & matriarchal sentimentalist novels in the 1910s and 1920s. Her themes dominated the radio soap operas of early radio, and she was reputed to be the highest paid American writer of her day. Endpapers faintly tanned o/w Fine (no defects). No dustjacket. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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15 Sedgwick, Anne Douglas [Mrs. Basil de Selincourt]. DARK HESTER.
Grosset & Dunlap [New York]. No date. (1929: Houghton Mifflin). Hard Cover 
300pp. + [12, advertisements]. sm8vo. Light blue cloth with dark blue lettering on front cover & spine. Top edge yellow. Dustjacket illustrated by Alfred Skrenda. 1st published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1929. Top corners bumped, 1/4' tear in the cloth on the top edge of the back cover o/w Fine (No defects)/ SCARCE DJ (3/4' edge tear on the bottom of the front panel & 1' edge tear on bottom of the back, spine extremes have a few small edge chips, spine slightly darkened o/w Very Good, i.e. shows signs of careful use with no significant defects). SEE SCAN. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Stone, Robert. A FLAG FOR SUNRISE.
Alfred A. Knopf [New York]. 1981. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover 
439pp. + colophon. 8vo. 1/4 black cloth & dark gray boards with the author's name & a ruling beneath blindstamped on the front cover. Gilt-lettered spine. Uncut foredge. As New/ DJ (1/4' edge tear at the bottom of the spine o/w Very Good, i.e. shows careful use with no significant defects). 
Price: 3.00 USD
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17 Wales, Hubert [William Piggott]. THE WIFE OF COLONEL HUGHES.
The Stuyvesant Press [New York]. 1910. (1910). First Edition Hard Cover 
1st American edition. 308pp. sm8vo. Red cloth with the cover fully & ornately blindstamped with an architectural design, ribbons & bow, florals & swags. Gilt lettering on cover & spine. This title was first published in 1910 by John Long [London]. William Piggott (1870 - 1943), a British author popular at the turn of the century, wrote under the pseudonym Hubert Wales even before he was prosecuted in England in 1907 for obscenity regarding his 1907 book 'The Yoke' wherein a mother seduces her son in order to protect him from an undesirable female. Gilt on the spine worn away, spine very slightly darkened, a small dampstain on the rear cover, endpapers slightly tanned, 2 pages have corner creases o/w Very Good, i.e. signs of careful use with no significant defects. No dustjacket if issued. SEE SCAN. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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