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My Reading Life
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My Reading Life

By Conroy, Pat

Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2010. (1st edition, 1st printing) Smaller sturdy book, dark blue spine, ivory boards, gilt lettering very bright on spine, dark blue color inside coves and adjacent end papers, 337 pages. DJ glossy with stunning color-illustration of sky, gulls and books on front and spine bottom, blue background to spine and back, praise on back. DJ and book, both As New.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Minor, Wendell. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$25.00

First Editions: A Guide to Identification
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First Editions: A Guide to Identification

By Zempel, Edward N.; Verkler, Linda A., Eds

Peoria Il: The Spoon River Press, 1995. Large, thick, sturdy book, quality red cloth, very bright gilt lettering in frame at top front, lettering bright on spine, 515 pages with errata slip for page 3. DJ has very slight wear at top front tip, spine lightly faded, yellow back with facts and praise. Near Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine.

$99.00

ABC for Book Collectors
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ABC for Book Collectors

By Carter, John; Baker, Nicolas

Oak Knoll Press/The Lyons Press, 1998. (Revised by Nicolas Baker) Sturdy book, quality dark cloth, very bright gilt lettering and borders on spine, 224 pages. DJ glossy blue and white borders to front, spine and back, blue oval with illustration of book shelf at center front, ornate borders to ABC of title, praise on back from Times Literary Supplement, Chicago Tribune and others. DJ and book, both As New.. Cloth. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses
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The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

By Birmingham, Kevin

Penguin Press, 2014. (1st edition, 1st printing) Large, sturdy book, red spine, caramel boards with shiny black lettering and design at top front, very fine on spine too, 417 pages. DJ glossy white front and back, colorful spine like the dust jacket on Joyce's book, an illustration of Joyce "Ullysses" novel on front, white back with praise from Frank Dearing and others. DJ and book, both As New.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$33.00

The Book of Jewish Books: A Reader's Guide to Judaism

By Frank, Ruth S.;; William Wollheim

HarperCollins, 1986. (1st edition, 1st printing) Trade paperback, glossy wrappers with marbled borders to front wrapper with illustration by Ben Shahn of man holding tablets, white spine and back wrapper, praise on back, 320 pages. Crease at top back left. Near Very Fine.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine.

$11.00

Hound: a Novel
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Hound: a Novel

By McCaffrey, Vincent

Easthampton MA: Small Beer Press, 2009. (1st edition, 1st printing) Sturdy book, black covers, very bright silver lettering on spine, red color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 271 pages. A young bookseller solves the mystery of his lover's murder. DJ glossy beneath mylar, background in shades of gray with image of bridge at top front and top back, priase on back. DJ and book, both As New.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$33.00

Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago
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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

By Pasternak, Anna

Ecco, 2017. (1st U.S. edition, 2d edition) Large, sturdy book, white covers, silver lettering very bright on spine, 310 pages including two glossy photo sections. DJ glossy with light yellow background, a color design of flowers on front and back, a photo of young Boris and wife in thin oval on center front, praise on back. DJ and book, both As New.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$18.00

By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The New York Times Book Review

By Paul, Pamela, Ed. And Intro.

New York Times Book/Henry Holt, 2014. (1st edition, 1st printing) Foreword by Scott Turow and Deiluis Jillian Tarnaki. Very large, heavy book, red covers, shiny black lettering very fine on spine, 314 pages plus brief biographical note. DJ glossy white with 30 illustrations of writers, some in color on front, spine and back, a list of writers on red back: Carl Hiassen, Junot Diaz, Joyce Carol Oates, J.K. Rowling, Jared Diamon, Walter Mosley, Richard Dawkins, Amy Tan and more. DJ has tiny tear t spine top left edge. Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.00

Mary Baker Eddy and Her Books

By Orcutt, William Dana

Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1950. Larger, sturdy book, dark rose cloth, darker rose color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 198 heavy stiff pages. Spine very lightly faded. Near Very Fine.. Cloth. Fine.

$5.00

Literary Landscapes of the British Isles: A Narrative Atlas

By Daiches, David; John Flower

Penguin Book, 1982. Very large, sturdy softcover, glossy wrappers with color photo of countryside on front, orange spine, white back wrapper, 286 pages, illustrations and maps throughout. Ink gift note inside front wrapper, light crease down middle back wrapper. Near Very Good.. Soft Cover. Good.

$9.00

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, Volume XXIX, 1949

By Pettit, Hnery; Macdonald, Angus

Cambridge University Press, 1957. Heavier softcover, heavy green wrappers overlapping pages, 293 pges. Very tiny tears to most edges, a long straight tear from top front tip down overlapping front edge. Near Good.. Soft Cover. Fair.

$14.00

The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
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The Annotated Alice: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

By Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin

Bramhall House, 1993. Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner. Very large, heavy book, gray cloth spine, green boards, dark green lettering very fine on spine, snowflake pattern inside covers and adjacent end papers, 352 pages with many illustrations and critical notes. DJ price-clipped, glossy light blue background with antique Tenniel illustration of Alice in oval at center front, a snowflake design at top, photo of editor on back. DJ and book, both Very Fine.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Fine. Illus. by Tenniel, John. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

The Oxford Companion to African American Literature
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The Oxford Companion to African American Literature

By Andrews, William L.; Foster, Francis Smith, Eds.

Oxford University Press, 1997. Ex-library copy, very large, very thick, very heavy book, dark blue cloth, very bright gilt lettering on spine, spine lightly sunken, 866 pages in double-column format for text. Minimal library markings: a sticker on first front end paper, a one-line library stamp at bottom of title page, black felt-tip line on pages' top edge, nothing on dust jacket. Very Fine book and dust jacket, considering it is ex-library.. Cloth. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00

Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath 1938-1941

By Steinbeck, John

The Viking Press, 1989. (1st edition, 1st printing) Edited by Robert Demott. Sturdy book, dark blue cloth spine, rose boards, bright silver lettering on spine, gray color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 180 pages, including glossy photo section. DJ glossy beneath mylar, lavender, gray and black background with photo of Steinbeck writing on front. Remainder mark at pages' bottom edge. Very Fine DJ/Near Very Fine book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Fine.

$35.00

Holy Bible: Oxford Edition, The Washburn College Bible

By Thompson, Bradbury, Designer

Oxford University Press, 1980. (Additional Postage will be needed.) Very large, very thick, very heavy sturdy book, quality red cloth, embossed design with cross at center front, very bright gilt lettering on spine, the same design with cross in shades of gray inside covers and adjacent end papers, 1769 pages plus pages for Family Records, double-column format for text. Pages' top edge very bright gilt, a sewnin satin bookmark. Book is in a sturdy rose slipcase with famous color-illustration from ceiling of Sistine Chapel on two larger sides. Book and slipcase, both Very Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Slipcased.

$199.00

Eyewitness: Book (Eyewitness Book Series)
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Eyewitness: Book (Eyewitness Book Series)

By Brookfield, Karen, Ed.

A Dorling Kindersley Book, 2000. Very large, thinner, sturdy book, color-illsutrated glossy covers, a pattern of covers in color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 64 pages. Profusely illustrated on the history and making of a book. (No. 28 of series) As New.. Color-Illustrated Boards. As New. Illus. by Pords, Laurence.

$29.00

Exploring The Book of Kells
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Exploring The Book of Kells

By Simms, George Otto

Dublin: O'Brien, 2000. Thin book, brown covers, very bight gilt lettering on spine, red color inside covers and adjacent end papers, 72 glossy pages with stunning color photos of pages and details from The Book of Kells, many illustrations of details and history of book as well. DJ glossy with marbled background, an illustration of scribes in thin red frame on center front, color-illustration from book at top back. DJ and book, both As New.. 8th. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Illus. by Rooney, David.

$15.00

Solzhenitsyn and the Secret Circle

By Carlisle, Olga Andreyev

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978. (1st edition, 1st printing) Sturdy smaller book, black cloth spine, dark gray boards, purple lettering with borders very fine on spine, lightly browned along spine inside covers and adjacent end papers, 212 stiff pages. DJ glossy black with bright red lettering on front and line of circle, purple spine, photo of Carlisle on back. DJ has light wear to bottom front edge, micronick at spine top middle edge, tiny light creases at top back edge. Very Good DJ/Very Fine book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

$17.00

The Book of Days: Oddities and Curiosities in the 365 Days of The Calendar

By Donaldson, Elizabeth and Gerald

A&W Publishers, 1979. Very large, heavy book, quality red cloth, very bright gilt lettering on spine, a page for every day of the year with facts and an illustration. Brown spots on long pages' exterior edge. DJ glossy gold spine and borders front and back, gold and blue border to tiny illustrations on front, royal feast illustrated on bottom back. Very Fine DJ/Near Good book.. Cloth. Fair/Very Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$4.00

Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children's Literature
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Secret Gardens: The Golden Age of Children's Literature

By Carpenter, Humphrey

Houghton Mifflin, 1985. (From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to Winnie-The-Pooh) Trade paperback, glossy wrappers with colorful illustration of elegant woman and peach tree on front wrapper, gray back wrapper with white center back showing praise from Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, 235 pages. Mint.. First Edition. Trade Paperback. As New.

$17.00

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