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1 The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki: A Novel in Six Parts (Hardcover): Complete and Unabridged 
New York NY Modern Library 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1960 Modern Library Giant. A classic of Japanese literature, considered by some as the world's first novel, this six-part work portrays court life in early 11th century Japan. Translated by Arthur Waley. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; blue ink stain on top text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; intact, some light tearing along edges; some rubbing; price unclipped. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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2 Jeff Davis Pie (Civil War Recollections) : A Saga of Significant, First-time Events in "the War between the States" Anderson, Robert L.
West Virginia Privately Published 2004 0971797617 / 9780971797611 Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
This privately published fiction is written by a retired Army colonel and professor emeritus at West Virginia University. It follows a young man's adventures after he is transported back to 1861 Virginia near the start of the Civil War. Inscribed by Author on title page : "Dear Paul & Kay, Best Wishes and happy journey thru J.D.P., Dr. Bob Anderson." Book Condition : Near Fine; slight crease at top right front cover; no internal markings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Easy Money: The Genuine Book of Henry Mitch, His Diligent Search for Other Folk's Wealth, and His Urgent Fear of the Feminine, Atkey, Bertram
3 Easy Money: The Genuine Book of Henry Mitch, His Diligent Search for Other Folk's Wealth, and His Urgent Fear of the Feminine Atkey, Bertram
Boston Dana Estes & Company 1908 Probable First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall G. L. Stampa 
The author's first crime novel features comic cockney characters and their adventures as they search for hidden treasure in the form of burgled silver. Illustrated by G. L. Stampa in black and white text drawings and several plates. Dana Estes & Company, copyright 1908. No other date or printing mentioned. Hardback - Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine and color picture paste-on to front, no DJ. 311 p. Book Condition : Good; all pages intact, basically clean and bright with a bit of foxing to end papers. No writing. There are a couple small edge nicks, no tears. Two of the plates are partly detached. Cover is clean with light scuffing and rubbing, a dent and mark to spine and some edge wear. Picture paste-on is bright with rubbing. Hinges are intact and binding is tight. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Eben Holden : A Tale of the North Country Bacheller, Irving
Boston MA Lothrop Publishing Co. 1900 3rd Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on front free end paper : "From Irving Bacheller, with all good wishes, Sep. 5-1900." Coming of Age tale focused on the North Country of New York State in the late 18th century. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; slight tear to bottom right title page at binding; some bumping/wear to cover corners and spine ends; some spots on rear cover, light scuffing; almost no age toning. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Charles Moser, A Pennsylvania German Boy Bachman, J. Fred
Reading PA I.M. Beaver 1916 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Set in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, this fictional work tells of the wonderings of a Pennsylvania boy leaving home for New York City. Scarce title, 1916 1st Edition. 6 b&w photos used to lend authentic feel to the novel. Book Condition : Good-; no text marks; beginnings of binding separation but all pages intact; light age toning inside covers; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some scuffing/chipping to covers (especially back). No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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David's Children, Bates, Bess Royer
6 David's Children Bates, Bess Royer
Elgin, IL Brethren Publishing House 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Christian fiction. Hardback - green cloth with black lettering, no dustjacket. 312 pages. 1924, 1st edition. Book Condition : Good-; previous owner name and a little whiteout on front free endpaper. Reading pages are clean and bright, no markings, no creases and no tears. Scuffing to covers around the edges. Hinges are in tact but there are a couple light interior cracks that makes binding a bit weak. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Bolinvar (Volume 1 only), Bayliss, Marguerite
7 Bolinvar (Volume 1 only) Bayliss, Marguerite
New York The Derrydale Press 1937 Limited Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Robert Ball 
A work of historical fiction, the story focuses on an 18th century southern family with a rich backdrop of fox-hunting and horses. No. 3 of a limited edition of 950 copies. Volume 1 only of a two volume set published by Derrydale Press, 1937. Hardback - red cloth with gilt. 217 pages. Black and white full page illustrations by Robert Ball. Book Condition : Fair; Apparently never read as some pages are still uncut. Pages are lightly aged around the edges, clean, unmarked, no tears. Cover is lightly soiled with fading to spine, some rubbing and light edge wear. Both hinges are cracked but pages seem secure. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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8 Nights on the Mountain: a spiritual journey Bennett, Craig H.
Lexington KY CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2014 1475159013 / 9781475159011 Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This self-published work of fiction is a spiritual journey, hiking serving as the backdrop for the main character's examination of creativity, consumerism, consciousness, and personal values. Book Condition : Good+; no internal markings; crease to top right front cover corner; some rubbing and creasing to covers and bowing of cover edges. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 MONICA'S CHOICE Berry, Flora E.
London Pickering & Inglis Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
An older novel with an uplifting message. A book in the Gold Crown series published by Pickering & Inglis. No date listed. Illustrated with glossy full-color frontis and 4 black & white glossy plates. Hardcover - Blue cloth with black lettering and embossed Gold Crown on front. 327 pages. CONDITION: Pages are bright and clean with a few tiny spots of foxing mostly to endpapers. Plates are bright and clean. No tears, no creases and no internal markings. Text block is mildly soiled. Cover is basically clean with light scuffing; . Edges are rubbed with a little wear to corners. Top of spine has a 1/2" tea r. Hinges are not cracked but front is a bit weak. Pages are al l intact. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Hard cover 0 0 
Price: 15.00 USD
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For Faith and Freedom, Besant, Sir Walter
10 For Faith and Freedom Besant, Sir Walter
New York and London Street & Smith Reprint Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Historical novel. Published by Street & Smith, no date shown (c1 900), this is an early reprint. Hardback - burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spine only, no dustjacket. 371 pages plus ads by the publisher. Book Condition : Good; previous owner's stamping on front pastedown. Pages are clean and bright with no writing or tears. Cover is clean with some rubbing, scuffing and a bit of light staining to spine. Corners have a little wear. Hinges are intact and pages are secure. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Der Heilige Krieg (The Holy War) Bunyan, John (Johan Bunian)
Harrisburg PA Peters 1833 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
In German Title cont.: "... wie derselbe gefu?hret wird von Christo Jesu, dem ewigen und allma?chtigen Ko?nig..." An allegorical novel, The Holy War made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, to regain the metropolis of the World. . All leather, gilt spine titles. 288 pp. frontis. and other b&w illustrations. Condition: Good minus: ex-seminary library book, binding sound but cracks along hinges, covers still attached. Wear to corners and hinges, top spine end missing, pages unmarked, show little foxing. Library labels on covers, bookplate, card pocket and cataloging info on t.p. verso. A rare book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 The Outlaw of Torn Burroughs, Edgar Rice
New York NY Grosset & Dunlap 1927 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1st Edition thus, 2nd Printing. Historical novel/fantasy set in 13th century England about political plotting, hidden identity, and romance. Book Condition : Good-; wear to spine ends, light fading to spine; curling to cover corners; bookplate remnants inside front cover, no markings to text; age toning; binding relaxed but secure. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 The Spanglers : A Novel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Civil War Castor, Henry
Garden City NY Doubleday & Company 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on front free end paper. Fictional account of a middle class Lancaster Pennsylvania family during the Civil War. Book Condition : Good+; text unmarked; light age toning; bumping to spine ends; a few small spots to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; price unclipped; chipping and tearing along edges; age toning to rear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Storm Birds, Davis, Schroeder
14 The Storm Birds Davis, Schroeder
New York Moffat, Yard and Company 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback - green cloth with gilt, no dustjacket. 376 pages. First edition. Book Condition : Good; pages are a little aged, clean, unmarked, no tears. Book edges have light soiling and some aging. Cover is clean with light rubbing. Edges have some wear especially at corners and spine ends. Hinges are intact and binding is tight. 8 vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Girl in Black Velvet, De Jean, Louis
15 The Girl in Black Velvet De Jean, Louis
New York The Macaulay Co. 1937 First Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Book 
Hard-to-find crime novel based on the real-life murder of Helen Cramer from Knoxville who was found in her New York apartment, strangled with her satin nightgown, her body disfigured with burns from a cigar butt. The Macaulay Co., 1937. First edition. Hardback in dustjacket. 253 pages. CONDITION: All pages are present and for the most part clean and bright. There is some scattered aging / smudging but affecting margins area only. A couple pages have a small tear to bottom edge. Previous owner's stamping to top of first reading page, Chapter 1. Front hinge is cracked but pages are secure. Dustjacket is glued to endpapers. Jacket is somewhat soiled on rear and heavily worn with rubbing, creasing, chipping, edge tears, and some paper missing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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16 Raphael: Pages Of The Book Of Life At Twenty (Comedie D'Amour Series) De Lamartine, Alphonse; C. C. Starkweather (intro)
Paris, France Societe des Beaux-Arts 1905 Limited Edition to 500 copies Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Raphael is a lover's rosary - the parting of the lover, the pursuit, their meeting again..." -introduction. Connoisseur Edition of French Classics, limited, #31 of 500 copies. Burgundy cloth boards, glued paper spine label, no jacket, top edge gilt, deckled edges. xxii, 239 pp. plus color frontis. for the edition and four black and white plates with tissue protectors. Condition: Good, pages lightly toned, wear to corners, especially top corners and top of spine. Lower spine end has a short tear in cloth. Crack in paper at top of inner hinge has crack in paper from top, binding loose at top, but secure at mid to lower hinge. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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17 Adam Bede Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
One book from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, tan label on spine, top edge gilt, 520 pages, 5 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Sewn binding has several places of loosening. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Felix Holt the Radical and Impressions of Theophrastus Such Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Two books bound together in one volume, from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, tan label on spine, top edge gilt, paged sequentially: 461, 151 pages; 3 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and minor wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Binding sound. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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19 Scenes of Clerical Life, Silas Marner, the Lifted Veil, and Brother Jacob Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Four books bound together in one volume,, from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, Tan label on spine, top edge gilt, paged sequentially: 364, 179, 44, 42 pages, 4 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; ffep creased, former owner's name inscribed and bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and minor wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Last few pages starting to separate from binding. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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20 The Spanish Gypsy ; The Legend of Jubal ; and other Poems, Old and New Eliot, George
New York, NY Garretson, Cox & Co. 1890 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Several books poems, and essays bound together in one volume, from a set of classic George Eliot books and stories, limited edition, #4 of 1,000 copies, published circa 1890. Navy blue cloth boards, tan label on spine, top edge gilt, the two parts paged sequentially: 361, 209 pages; approx. 17 leaves of black and white plates plus frontispiece. Condition: Good; bookplate inside cover. Pages clean, unmarked, slightly toned; cover has scuffing and minor wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends. Binding sound. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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