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The Symposium Of Plato, Brentlinger, John [Editor]
41 Brentlinger, John [Editor] The Symposium Of Plato
Boston University of Massachusetts Press 1970 1st Edition Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Baskin, Leonard 
University of Massachusetts Press, 1970. Orange paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-7/8" x 9" tall. 129 pp. A first edition, first printing copy featuring nine illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Faintest sunning on top edge of front cover. Spine has two previous owner's stickers present. Small marking in pen on front cover. Top edge of book bent from improper storage - could be flattened down with proper care. Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Symposium Of Plato, Brentlinger, John [Editor]
42 Brentlinger, John [Editor] The Symposium Of Plato
Boston University of Massachusetts Press 1970 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Baskin, Leonard 
University of Massachusetts Press, 1970. Orange paper covers (softcover) in no dust jacket. Measures 5-7/8" x 9" tall. 129 pp. A first edition, first printing copy featuring nine illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Previous owner's decorative signature on top inside page; blind-embossed previous owner's stamp on title page. Interior contents very clean and tight. No interior writing present. Not ex-library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The History of Illinois [Joseph Smith], Brown, Henry
43 Brown, Henry The History of Illinois [Joseph Smith]
New York New World Press 1844 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: J. Winchester, New World Press, 1844. First edition. Measures 5-5/8" x 8-5/8" tall. 492 pp. + 10 pp. of advertisements. Full chapter contents section in front of book. Appendix with the Death of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and the Mississippi Flood. Full title: The History of Illinois, from its First Discovery and Settlement, to the Present Time. Includes previous owner's illustrated bookplate: notable Chicagoan Joseph T. Ryerson (of the Ryerson & Son Steel company). This is a very early and important history of the state and major cities, from their early settlement leading to the present (1840's). The Expedition to Vincennes, Tecumseh, Battle of Tippecanoe, War of 1812, Black Hawk War and Joseph Smith's death and the Mormons are discussed. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Map missing. Previously rebound ex-library copy, with pastedowns on front board. Title page has Chicago Historical Society embossed stamp, as well as DD number and library shelving info on copyright page (pencil). Original board coverings removed and nicely remounted on rebound copy; blindstamping of front and back covers still noticeable. Board corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine show a bit of chipping. Both outer boards show a bit of soiling from age. Some water staining to first few inner corner pages, as well as noticeable darker stain on front and rear covers. Internally, contents have some loose pages, as well as pages detached and laid in. Detached and laid-in pages have chipped edges from not aligning with text block. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to inner rear cover (see description). Lastly, adhesive tape label removed from spine, with white dry adhesive mark remaining. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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Poems, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett [Robert Browning]
44 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett [Robert Browning] Poems
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1887 Hardcover Fair Book 16mo - over 5 - 6 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, c.1887 (no date, but last date to appear in prefatory note). Small hardcover - measures just 4" x 6-1/4" tall. Red cloth boards with gilt title "Handy Volume Classics" on cover, and title "Mrs. Brownings Poems" on spine. 371 pp. With one illustration on the first flyleaf, with tissue guard. This is a great little book of Browning's poetry, including many sonnets and longer versed poems (A Drama of Exile). Spine slightly worn, gilt title difficult to read. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Binding tight and complete. No writing, tears, foxing, etc. Not ex-library. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Illini Poetry 1918 - 1923, Bruce Weirick [editor]
45 Bruce Weirick [editor] Illini Poetry 1918 - 1923
Chicago Covici - McGee Co. 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Chicago: Covici - McGee Co., 1923. First Edition, first printing. Orange paper boards in blue cloth spine hardcover, with no dust jacket. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-7/8" tall. 96 pp. 28 alumni poets listed with full contents page. A first edition, first printing book of poetry written by members of the Poetry Society at the University of Illinois. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Board corners bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine rubbed. No interior writing present. Book tight and complete. Rough cut pages. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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46 Budnitz, Judy; Story Magazine, Autumn 1996
Cincinnati F&W Publications 1996 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 R.O. Blechman 
Cincinnati: F&W Publications. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. Volume 44, #3 (sic). Printed Autumn 1996. Paperback with paper covers. Features short fiction by many: The Spacious Chambers of Her Heart (Diane Schoemperlen); Don't Erase Me (Carolyn Ferrell); Shell Shakers (Leanne Howe); Corporal Love (Dale Ray Philipps); Katie Runs in the Blue Cathedral (Chris Spain); If It's Love, It's Not That Easy (Peter Christopher); Women Dreaming of Jerusalem (Rachel Kadish); Get Well Kisses (Jessica Apple); Composer (Judy Budnitz); Tumbleweed Rain (Emmy Perez); Still Back on Poetic (Joanna Rose); Sheepskin (Josip Novakovich). This copy is free of tears, writing, remainder marks, or ex-library stamps. Small crease at fold of covers (indicating it was read at least once). Light foxing on covers. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Tarzan of the Apes, Burroughs, Edgar Rice
47 Burroughs, Edgar Rice Tarzan of the Apes
New York A. L. Burt Company 1914 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: A.L. Burt Company. Early reprint edition, undated [1914]. Olive green cloth hardcover in no dustjacket, measures 7-9/16" x 5-1/8". 401 pp. w/ 6 pp. of 'Popular Copyright Novels' by AL Burt. Begins with Abner, Daniel by Will N. Harben and ends with Net, The by Rex Beach. No indication of missing pages (O-Z titles) as last page is securely bound to the back free end paper. Title in black on front cover and spine, bold and very visible. Illustrated with the iconic black and white frontispiece image. An early reprint of Burroughs' first and most well-known story 'Tarzan of the Apes', which began a series that produced 25+ more novels. Originally published by A.C. McClurg in June, 1914, early reprint editions by AL Burt and Grosset & Dunlap quickly followed. Almost always undated, these reprints may be identified by advertisements in the back; this edition being a very early one - others have last pages in the T's, indicating later Tarzan novels. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Covers show rubbing and wear at top and bottom board edges; corners bumped and rubbed. Spine head and tail chipped and rubbed. Spine a bit more soiled than covers (appears darker). Binding tight, but just the most faint appearance of front binding starting after first title page. Contents clean with no interior writing, however a few dog-eared page creases present sporadicly throughout book. Worm damage present to top edge, extends into page at most 1/4", being roughly 1/16" wide, between pages 15-35. Slightest indication of dampstaining present on ffep, title page and frontispiece - which extends from the bottom edge up a maximum 1/2". Bibliography cited: Day, Bradford. Edgar Rice Burroughs - A Bibliography. New York: Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publications, 1962. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Story Magazine, Spring 1995, Butala, Sharon;
48 Butala, Sharon; Story Magazine, Spring 1995
Cincinnati F&W Publications 1995 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 R.O. Blechman 
Cincinnati: F&W Publications. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. Volume 43, #2. Printed Spring 1995. Paperback with paper covers. Features short fiction by many: A Gleaming in the Darkness (Kim Edwards); When Children Are Present (Bo Caldwell); A Box of Rocks (Tess Gallagher); When Dogs Bark (Charles W. Harvey); Upstate (April Stevens); From the Mayseh Book (Joseph Skibell); Act of Love (Sharon Butala); The Woman in the Woods (Ann Joslin Williams); Angel in the Nursery (Terence Cannon); Skyway (Janet Steen); Independence (Tyron Baldwin); Virtue (Annick Smith). This copy is free of tears, writing, remainder marks, or ex-library stamps. Small crease at fold of covers (indicating it was read at least once). Lower front corner lightly creased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Cut is the Branch, Butler, Charles E. [Archibald MacLeish, editor]
49 Butler, Charles E. [Archibald MacLeish, editor] Cut is the Branch
New Haven Yale University Press 1945 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945. 1st edition. 61 pp. Light green dust jacket with dark blue text. DJ chipped on bottom, also chipped at top of spine. Non-price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket now in acid free crystal clear mylar cover. Grayish blue boards with black block on cover with title. First edition of Charles E. Butler's "Cut is the Branch", edited by Archibald MacLeish. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Descriptive Bibliography, C. E. Frazer Clark, Jr.
50 C. E. Frazer Clark, Jr. Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Descriptive Bibliography
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1978 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978. 1st edition. Grey-blue cloth hardcover in no dust jacket, as issued. Silver gilt title on spine and front cover. Measures 9-1/2" tall x 6-3/8" wide. (xix) 478 pp. Part of the Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography. Illustrated with a frontisportrait, numerous images of binding styles, title pages, publisher's pages, etc. See picture of contents page for description of contents. Overall, good+ to very good condition, with flaws noted: corners very slightly rubbed; head and tail of spine very slightly rubbed. Contents very tight and complete, with no marks, tears, dog-ear pages, remainder mark or library stamps. Not ex-library. From a private collector's downsized personal library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1867 A CALIFORNIAN CARAVANSARY article Harper's Monthly April 203, C. H. Webb
51 C. H. Webb 1867 A CALIFORNIAN CARAVANSARY article Harper's Monthly April 203
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1867 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1867 A CALIFORNIAN CARAVANSARY Author: C. H. Webb Article title: Californian Caravansary Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867. Notes: A four page article describing the feeling of the 'traveling spirit' that comes from visiting San Francisco. Describes conditions early on from the 1849 gold rush to present times (1867). Many more articles and numerous illustrations contained within! Condition: Complete article found within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound loose with chipping and creases on outer wrappers. Spine 1/4 intact and rubbed at edges.Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
Price: 22.49 USD
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DEAD TOWNS and LIVING MEN [T. E. LAWRENCE] Carchemish 1st edition, C. Leonard Woolley
52 C. Leonard Woolley DEAD TOWNS and LIVING MEN [T. E. LAWRENCE] Carchemish 1st edition
London Humphrey Milford / Oxford Univ Press 1920 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
DEAD TOWNS AND LIVING MEN by C. Leonard Woolley Contents: Sir Charles Woolley's personal experiences of archaeological digs in Egypt, Italy, Aleppo, Carchemish (with frontispiece photographic illustration of the author with T.E. Lawrence); and personalities he meets along the way: Haj Wahid - and others, The Kaimmakam of Birijik, Naboth's Vineyard, Hamoudi, A Chief of the Kurds, Busrawi of Many Wiles, Environment. Book Description: London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford Univ Press, 1920. 1st edition in no dust jacket. Decorative red cloth hardcover. Measures 8" x 5-3/4" wide. 259 pp. Illustrated with 24 images and maps throughout. Condition: Overall, book in good condition. Rubbing and light soiling to outer spine; corners lightly bumped. Top front corner lightly discolored. Previous Madrid bookstore stamp on title page. Not ex-library, book club edition, or written in by their previous owner. 
Price: 71.50 USD
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Esquire Magazine August 1939, Caldwell, Erskine; Cummings, Parke
53 Caldwell, Erskine; Cummings, Parke Esquire Magazine August 1939
Chicago Esquire 1939 Soft cover Very Good Magazine 4to - over 9 - 12 Petty, George; E. Simms Campbell; Grafstrom, Goodman, Fellows Fashion 
Chicago: Esquire, Inc. Published August 1939. Measures 14" tall x 10" wide. 174 pp. Packed with lots of articles, vintage ads, illustrations and photos. Contains the Lawrence Hughes article, "Six Miles a Minute...Why?" about vehicle land-speed records. Illustrations include a George Petty pin-up illustration, fashion illustrations by Grafstrom, Goodman, and Fellows, and numerous illustrations by E. Simms Campbell, among others. Magazine in very good condition with light wear present on front cover and chipping on first few internal page edges. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Story Magazine, Spring 1990, Capote, Truman; Bass, Rick;
54 Capote, Truman; Bass, Rick; Story Magazine, Spring 1990
Cincinnati F&W Publications 1990 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 David Goldin 
Cincinnati: F&W Publications. Editor: Lois Rosenthal. Volume 38, #3. Printed Spring 1990. Paperback with paper covers. Features short fiction by many: Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Hortense Calisher, Robert Olmstead, Truman Capote, Joe David Bellamy, Jamie Callan et al. This copy is free of tears, writing, remainder marks, or ex-library stamps. Small crease at fold of covers (indicating it was read at least once). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The King's Own, Captain Marryatt
55 Captain Marryatt The King's Own
New York D. Appleton 1868 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7 
New York: D. Appleton, 1868. Unstated edition, originally published earlier. 448 pp. with 8 pages of advertisements in the back. Green cloth hardcover (measures 7-1/2" x 4-3/4" wide). Gilt title on spine with anchor insignia; embossed image of Poseidon? on front cover. Book in good condition with flaws noted: Tight binding with clean text. Endpapers have some degree of staining from age. Has an antique paste down indicating an ex-library book. Not a book club edition. Rear endpaper has a torn corner out of page. Board corners slightly bumped and rubbed. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha, Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles]
56 Cervantes, Miguel de Saavedra [translated by Jarvis, Charles] Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha
Boston Roberts Brothers 1866 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Houghton, A. B. 
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866. 710 pgs, with no bound advertisements in the back. Bound in Quarter black leather with black cloth boards, four raised spine bands as well as gilt spine lettering, Octavo size: (8-3/4" tall x 6-1/2"). Marbled endpapers. Presumably been rebound by "Carlon & Hollenbeck, Printers & Binders, Indianapolis" as the small (5/8" x 1-1/4") label on the rear inside board explains. Classic story with one hundred illustrations by Arthur Boyd Houghton, and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Some noticeable wear to black leather on outer hinge (both front and back); a 1-1/4" tear to the spine on front lower hinge. More wear to spine head and tail. Inner hinges are tight, but four binding threads can be seen (not a cracked hinge, looks like it was intended to be this way). Interior contents are tight, except for pages 210 - 222, which are slightly loose and protrude thru the uniform fore edge by 1/16". The illustrations do not, nor did they have tissue paper. Internally, no foxing of pages present. Outer edges of first few pages (including title page) and last 50 or so pages have moisture discoloration around the top, fore, and bottom edges (see pictures). Individual pages are flexible, but as a group of pages, feel somewhat rigid-like (which adds to the "tightness" feeling of the binding). Otherwise, a very clean, solid, and tight copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Colors: What They Can Do For You, Cheskin, Louis [Signed by Author]
57 Cheskin, Louis [Signed by Author] Colors: What They Can Do For You
New York Liveright 1947 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
New York: Liveright Publishing. Published 1947. Turquoise blue cloth hardcover with title on cover and spine in no dust jacket. 333 pp. Measures 5-7/8" x 8-3/4" tall. Signed, inscribed and dated (within publishing year) in pen on ffep to fellow author John Drury. A descriptive book on the use and result of color: what color is and does, use in interiors, art, merchandising, future use, and expressing through color use. Book in very good condition with flaws noted: Overall, book is clean and tight. Corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped and rubbed. Else, no interior writing, marks, tears, stamps, etc. Tight binding with no loose pages. Rear inner gutter starting. Not ex-library or remainder marked. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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'Choke' found in Fiction For the Rest of Us, 2000, Chuck Palahniuk
58 Chuck Palahniuk 'Choke' found in Fiction For the Rest of Us, 2000
New York Doubleday 2000 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Doubleday, 2000. . Measures 10" tall x4-3/4". Softcover fiction pre-reader that contains excerpts from seven soon-to-be-published books by Doubleday, including Choke, by Chuck Palahniuk. Pictorial covers, 100 pgs. This unique item contains chapter 20 of Choke. Choke was released May 22, 2001. Item is in good condition with flaws noted: upper back corner creased on cover. Light bumping to corners and head/tail of spine. Black remainder mark on lower outer spine No interior marks, writing, or tears. Not ex-library. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Churchill, Winston
59 Churchill, Winston Blood, Sweat, and Tears
New York G. P. Putnam 1941 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: G.P. Putnam, 1941, 1st Edition. Black cloth hardcover with red ribbon block with silver title. Measures 6" x 8-5/8" tall. 462 pp. with contents listing and index. No mention of war rationing for paper, so published before December. Speeches made by Winston Churchill from May 5, 1938 to November 9, 1940, compiled by Winston's son, Randolph S. Churchill. All speeches are related to WWII, whether before war was declared, or during - with tragedies and triumphs. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Bottom edge light moisture staining to first x pages (up to beginning of book). Corners lightly bumped, Head and tail of spine rubbed. Previous owner made one note on back end paper, and marks on 4 additional pages internally, else interior contents clean and very tight. Not ex-library. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1878 ARKANSAS HOT SPRINGS article Harper's Monthly January 332, Cleef, A. Van
60 Cleef, A. Van 1878 ARKANSAS HOT SPRINGS article Harper's Monthly January 332
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1878 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1878 THE HOT SPRINGS OF ARKANSAS Author: CLEEF, A. Van Title: The Hot Springs of Arkansas. Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. Notes: An 18 page enlightening and comprehensive account on the history of early Hot Springs, Arkansas. This narrative deals with the contemporary developmental stages of the now famous tourist location, published the Hot Springs Mountain Reservation of Arkansas, 33 years before the National Park was established. The author presents detail on the water's chemical make-up and its healing properties over skin and blood conditions and rheumatism; on early settlements; and on specific landmarks including the Garland county jail, Grand Central Hotel, Big Iron boat-house and the observatory. With yet more fascinating detail on the surrounding country, shanty villages, game hunting, the abundance of quartz and crystal, and on ancient Indian arrowheads found. Federal protection of the thermal waters was granted in 1832, giving Hot Springs the honor of being the first unofficial "National Park" with such government protection. Hot Springs National Park was formally created in 1911. Condition: Complete article removed from within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound removed and missing. Last page loose from text block. Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
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