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Thelma A Society Novel, Corelli, Marie
Thelma A Society Novel
Corelli, Marie
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The Heart of a Child, Bottome, Phyllis
The Heart of a Child
Bottome, Phyllis
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Bowman, John Clarke
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The Song of Songs, Aleichem, Shalom; Leviant, Curt (translated by)
1 Aleichem, Shalom; Leviant, Curt (translated by) The Song of Songs
Shalom Aleichem was called "The Yiddish Mark Twain" long before his stories about Teyva the milkman were transmuted into Fiddler on the Roof but he wrote only one love story: The Song of Songs - now published for the first time in book form. With its echoes of its biblical ancestor, this is the most beautiful love story in Yiddish literature. Told in four parts beginning in the 19th century, beautifully written and translated, framed by the periodic cycle of the natural world, and magically decorated with a dozen specially commissioned paintings, this edition of The Song of Songs brings to compassionate life two of the most memorable star-crossed lovers in modern literature. 8 1/4" square. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; SHOP
Simon & Schuster
New York, 1996, First Thus
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Grebu, Devis; 
003425; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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2 Alexander, Liza Asylum for the Queen
The pages are somewhat yellowed. A love story around the world. No tears or marks noted. Title engraved on front, in gold on spine.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1948, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


N-10002; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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3 Austen, Jane Emma
This is a very nice edition of Emma, complete with slipcase. Beautifully illustrated in color, this is a comic novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The author creates a lively 'comedy of manners' among her characters. Her fourth novel, originally published in 1815. 428 pages, the binding is cloth and in fine condition. The spine has lettering in gold along with a head view of Emma; these have some scratches on them. The slipcase is light brown with no decoration, and has a few spots on it. 6 3/4" x 10" high
The Heritage Press
New York, 1964, 
Cloth
Very Good

Illustrated by Kredel, Fritz; 
003345; 
Price: 20.24 USD
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The Heart of a Child, Bottome, Phyllis
4 Bottome, Phyllis The Heart of a Child
No; This story takes place in a little mountain village in the Tirol. It is a story of a village and it's people, and in it is a spirit which goes far beyond the confines of the narrative itself. The jacket is fair, with some small chips andl tears, but the bottom where a drawing of the characters show up is very good. The spine has a horizontal and vertical tear; all are repaired properly. Binding is very good, very slight lightening at the top edge. Illustrations throughout; 2 pages have discoloration as though a large leaf or flower was pressed. ; Octavo (standard book size)
G. P. Putnam's Sons
1940, Book Club Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Illustrated by Kronbourg, Sascha; 
004321; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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5 Bowman, John Clarke Isle of Demons
This story takes place in 16th century Canada. Maps, in French, are on inside of front and back covers. Top of pages stained yellow, matching the yellow binding. Very light wear to the spine ends, wear to the corners of the front board. There is a very small indentation on the bottom edge of the front board. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Dial Press
New York, NY, 1953, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


003775; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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6 Collins, Wilkie; Nadel, Ira B. , Introduced by Iolani; Or, Tahiti As it Was
Written 150 years ago, never published and assumed lost for nearly a century, Wilkie Collin's earliest novel now appears in print for the first time. Iolani is a sensational romance - a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti. The book's complicated history is worthy of a writer famous for intricate plots hinging on long-kept secrets. Collins wrote the book as a young man in the early 1840s, twenty years before The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Unable to find a publisher for the work, he shelved the manuscript for years, and eventually gave it to an acquaintance. It gained mythical status as a lost novel - from the turn of the century until its sudden appearance on the rare book market in 1991. This first edition appears with the permission of the new owners, who keep the mystery alive by remaining anonymous. Explanatory notes and an introduction included. Binding is cloth with a decorated spine. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Princeton University Press
Princeton, NJ, 1999, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003473; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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7 Corelli, Marie Thelma A Society Novel
Marie Corelli was a British novelist who was extremely popular from the 1880s up to World War I. Her writing was often considered melodramatic by less popular authors. This novel takes place in Europe, and consists of three "books" which are The Land of the Midnight Sun (Norway) , The Land of Mockery, and The Land of the Long Shadow. Her books often contain mystical ideas of astral projection and reincarnation (Wikipedia). The boards are green cloth with a decorative from and spine. There is a pastedown of the main character. The spine is lightened but legible, and the front board has a few lightened spots along the right side and the gutter. The back has a few lightened spots as well. The spine is coming loose at the bottom but tight at the top. The pages are a bit tanned. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 484 pages
Federal Book Co.
1887, Unknown; Unknown
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


004358; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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Thelma A Society Novel, Corelli, Marie
8 Corelli, Marie Thelma A Society Novel
Marie Corelli was a British novelist who was extremely popular from the 1880s up to World War I. Her writing was often considered melodramatic by less popular authors. This novel takes place in Europe, and consists of three "books" which are The Land of the Midnight Sun (Norway) , The Land of Mockery, and The Land of the Long Shadow. Her books often contain mystical ideas of astral projection and reincarnation (Wikipedia). The boards are green cloth with a decorative from and spine. There is a pastedown of the main character. The spine is lightened but legible, and the front board has a few lightened spots along the right side and the gutter. The back has a few lightened spots as well. The spine is coming loose at the bottom but tight at the top. The pages are a bit tanned. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 484 pages
Federal Book Co.
1887, Unknown; Unknown
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


4358; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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9 Esquivel, Laura Like Water for Chocolate : a Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies
0385420161 / 9780385420167; The narrator's great-aunt Tita is the youngest of three daughters born to Mama Elena, the tyrannical owner the the De la Garza ranch. While still in her mother's womb, she wept so violently - as her mother chopped onions - that she caused Mama Elena to begin early labor; and Tita slipped out in the middle of the kitchen table, amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon became a way of life, and Tita grew up to be a master chef. Each chapter of the novel begins with one of Tita's recipes and her careful instructions for preparation. The jacket has a tiny tear at the spine heel, in front. 245 pages, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Doubleday Publishing
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1992, 
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000779; 
Price: 5.54 USD
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10 Fischer, John; Donaldson, Lucy (edited by) Nash, Ogden (Foreward by) Humor from Harpers
A compilation of stories previously published in the magazine Harpers. Includes short stories by such authors as Mark Twain, E. B. White, Jean Kerr, James Thurber, A. B. Guthrie, Jr. , Shirley Jackson, John Updike and many others. 304 pages including index; no marks or tears noted. The medium green cloth binding has a spot on the front that is much lighter than the rest. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harper & Brothers
New York, 1945, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


000130; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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11 Godden, Rumer An Episode of Sparrows
Binding is very good; slightly faded on the edges. Binding is tight. 247 pages, slightly yellowed at the edges but otherwise fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
The Viking Press
1955, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


N-07004; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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12 Goudge, Elizabeth The Child from the Sea
DJ is fair, numerous small tears on the top and bottom spine. The binding is black with grey lettering on the spine. 598 pages, lightly yellowed at edges. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Coward-Mccann, Inc.
1970, Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fair dust jacket


R-07001; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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13 Greig, Maysie Odds on Love
Tony staked his love on a dark horse. And the outcome of a race was to decide the lovers' fate. Book #71. The cloth binding is blue. The DJ has a new acrylic cover, but the DJ has minor wear at the top front with 1 tiny tear, a few chips at the top spine, a 1/2" tear at the back spine and another tiny tear on the back. The bottom front has tiny chips and is a bit worn. The vertical on the front spine is also somewhat worn, with the bottom corner worn away. Spine bottom and back are turned out a bit. From the spine to a small area on the back there is a light stain, light water that did not affect the binding. 282 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Triangle Books
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1946, 
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


001185; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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14 Harte, Bret Salomy Jane's Kiss: Photoplay Edition
The story is of a family moving to California, hoping to become rich in gold, as they had heard fantastic stories of people becoming wealthy overnight. They came from Kentucky, and were also drawn to the pasture lands where money could be made raising cattle. This is the photo play edition, which has been revised and enlarged from the original. When writing the photo play version many additional incidents were introduced which could not be found in the original book. Although based on Paul Armstrongs dramatized version of the book, there was no attempt to follow the dramatic version. The illustrations are reproductions of photos taken for the photo play, and were all taken in the Redwood Forest. Twelve illustrations. The green binding has light to medium wear at the corners, minor wear at the bottom of the boards, and the top and bottom spines edges are bent in. 180 pages, no marks or tears; one of the illustrations is laid in. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1915, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001110; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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15 Hijuelos, Óscar The Empress of the Splendid Season
0060175702 / 9780060175702; This is the story of Lydia Espana, a beautiful and formerly prosperous emigre from pre-Castro Cuba, who becomes a cleaning lady in New York. She falls in love with Raul, a waiter. One night in a Manhattan ballroom, Raul proposes marriage, for Lydia is his "empress of the most beautiful and splendid season, which is love. " A life of promise is disrupted when Raul falls ill and Lydia, finding employment as a domestic, becomes the head of the family. Throughout this novel Lydia remains a sensual and powerful woman who meets the trials of a lonely llife with humor and a gleam of triumph in her eye - a sense that she is someone special - an empress of fortitude, of dignity. 342 pages, jacket not clipped. Remainder. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harpercollins Publishers Canada, Limited
Toronto, On, Canada, 1999, Second Printing
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000915; 
Price: 6.46 USD
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16 Hilton, James Nothing so Strange
Binding is very good; only slight wear on edges. Binding is tight. The pages are somewhat tanned, but otherwise fine. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Little, Brown And Company
1947, 
Hardcover
Very Good


N-08006; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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17 Huth, Angela Easy Silence
0312268122 / 9780312268121; The Handles have one of those quiet suburban marriages that has ticked along for decades without anything very momentous happening. He is a distinguished violinist, and she is a watercolor artist. The two spend each day in their respective corners of the house, and they even take careful steps to prevent a chance encounter. But their routine is suddenly yanked away by the winds of change. When the long-serving viola player resigns, the quartet hires Bonnie, a brilliant young player with dimples and an ample bosom. Meanwhile, Grace's days have become enlivened by visits from Lucien, a troubled young man who lives down the street with the mother he loathes. Though his presence unnerves Grace, before long she is captivated. Then the story takes a darker turn - until real life horror explodes and a murderous twist sends their world spinning! 341 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St. Martin's Press
New York, 2001, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001201; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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18 Kagan, Elaine The Girls : a Novel
0679433953 / 9780679433958; A compelling novel about six women, best friends since high school, now in their forties and still "the girls. " They've been close to each other forever. They've known each other's boyfriends and husbands-to-be, and shared in each other's most important moments. And then on an ordinary day, one of their marriages violently crashes. Jessie Chickery shoots the husband she's always been obsessively in love with: Pete, the most irresistible guy in town, a womanizer, but there in time of need. Her friends are thunderstruck. The DJ has minor wear at the top and bottom edges, and the spine ends.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, not specified>
Hardcover
Fine in Very Good dust jacket


001057; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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19 Keady, Walter The Dowry a Novel of Ireland
In 1946 rural Ireland, Brideen Conway has her heart set on Kieran McDermot, but the couple can't afford to marry and Kieran's father won't pass down the family farm. Wealthy pub owner Austin Glynn has more than enough money to offer a substantial dowry if someone would take an interest in his daughter, Aideen; Kieran's feckless older brother Martin volunteers to take Aideen's hand, but disappears after his proposal and is thought dead. The parish priest Fr. Donovan plots to see Brideen and Kieran wed. Praised by the Washington Post Book World, saying "Keady's folksy, conspiratorial tone is truly irresistible. "; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St. Martin's Press
New York, 2007, First U.S. Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003433; 
Price: 12.42 USD
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20 Marshall, Edison Love Stories of Edison
This anthology of the writer's short stories includes such titles as The Lady and the Tiger, Masks Off, Love is Strange Magic, Red Headed Sahib, Mercy Killing, The Double Cross, The Elephant Remembers, and so forth. His are adventurous love stories, originally copyrighted in 1933. The bright red heavy cover has a heart on the spine that can easily be taken off. The first few pages of the book have stamps from the library and a library envelope. There is also a stamp at the back inside cover. 307 pages, several pages have spots on them, and one page became torn at the bottom right corner and was mended with a tape that became quite brown over time. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Farrar, Straus And Company
New York, 1950, 
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001227; 
Price: 10.15 USD
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21 Mayerson, Evelyn Wilde Princess in Amber
0385179952 / 9780385179959; Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria, was, at twenty-seven, a virtual prisoner behind the palace walls. Her widowed mother was solitary sovereign of a great empire - and the harsh obedience she demanded of her court, she demanded also of her child. For Beatrice, this meant a life of sacrifice and servitude. A lonely Life that could never be her own, until she met Prince Henry of Battenberg. A handsome and worldly man, he stirred Beatrice's passions and awakened her heart. At Last, "Baby" Beatrice had found love, and torn between her mother and her prince, she was determined now to take back the life she had once relinquished. 298 pages including an epilogue. The jacket is worn at the spine ends, and has a large repaired tear on the front, along with a few tiny tears along the bottom. The jacket is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1985, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Good dust jacket


002931; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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22 McKenna, Shannon Behind Closed Doors
0758203187 / 9780758203182; Surveillance expert Seth Mackey knows everything about the women that his millionaire boss toys with - and tosses aside. Raine knows she's being watched - but no one can see the secrets in her heart. She has reasons of her own to seek revenge on Victor Lazar, and she will, despite her fear - and the distracting presence of Seth Mackey. 379 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Kensington Publishing Corporation
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Trade Paperback
Fine with no dust jacket


001053; 
Price: 9.23 USD
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23 Mirvish, Robert F. Two Women, Two Worlds
In this, one of Robert Mirvish's finest novels, he has again utilized his knowledge of and feeling for the sea, and written an exceptional love story - by turns rough and tender, serene and violent, like the sea itself. When Steen Carton, a sailor on leave in Baltimore, meets Anita Corbit, a waitress on the Mariner's Bay. She was a young woman well acquainted with cold, hunger, and poverty. The attraction between the two was immediate, yet Anita's past experiences had made her determined not to be dependent upon men. Their relationship was a stormy one until the time Steen shipped out to Japan. They landed in Yokohama intent on a spree - but instead he met Miyoko - and experienced an idyll richly satisfying. But the time was 1940 and Steen's life took another turn; as he matured he tried to come to terms with himself, to reconcile his two worlds. Book spine has a tiny bit of sunning on both ends. The jacket has light wear at the corners, a small spot on the front; both spine ends show wear, and there is a 1 3/4" vertical tear from the spine top. NOT price clipped. In protective cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
William Sloan Associates
New York, 1960, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Good dust jacket


003456; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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24 Morgan, William De It Can Never Happen Again
This book has 53 chapters, each with a short synopsis at the beginning, and in the Table of Contents. At the end there is a note entitled "The Author to His Readers Only" which involves his age. 688 pages, with an additional 4 pages of advertising. The binding is attractive, red with vertical vines of red roses against a greenish-grey background, which extends to the spine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 1909, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001893; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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25 Nordberg, Bette Serenity Bay
Life on the quaint island of Serenity Bay in Puget Sound is peaceful and quiet, and Patricia Koehler appears to have everything she could ever want in her husband and two young children. But Patricia is a battered wife - a secret she feels she can share with no one; her children are also in danger. Then she meets her lifeline in Susan - a Christian woman with a heart even larger than her love of life. When Patricia's five year old daughter is hospitalized, she knows she must leave. The consequences turn out to be much worse than she imagined. Can she do what she knows she must? This is the author's debut novel, and gives readers a glimpse of the vital role Christians can play in the midst of seemingly inescapable tragedy. The jacket has two tiny fold marks on it. 320 pages, this book is a Crossings Book Club Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bethany House Publishers
Minneapolis, MN, 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001274; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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