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The Song of Songs

By: Aleichem, Shalom; Leviant, Curt (translated by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003425


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 ... View more info

Asylum for the Queen

By: Alexander, Liza

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1948

Seller ID: N-10002


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 View more info

Emma

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1964

Seller ID: 003345


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 decorati... View more info

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The Heart of a Child

By: Bottome, Phyllis

Price: $7.36

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1940

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 004321


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 throughou... View more info

Isle of Demons

By: Bowman, John Clarke

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Dial Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003775


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 View more info

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The Queen's Dwarf

By: Chase, Ella March

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004396


The jacket has a 1/2" light scratch on the front near the bottom. The back has a wrinkle at the bottom edge. The jacket also has a tiny, repaired tear in the gutter. ; This book is full of vibrant period detail and is a thrilling and evocative portrait of an intriguing era. It's 1629, and King Charles I and his French Queen, Henrietta Maria, have reigned in England for less than three years. Young dwarf Jeffrey Hudson is swept away from a village shambles and dropped... View more info

Iolani; Or, Tahiti As it Was

By: Collins, Wilkie; Nadel, Ira B. , Introduced by

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003473


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 Moons... View more info

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Thelma A Society Novel

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Federal Book Co.: 1887

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 4358


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 fro... View more info

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Thelma A Society Novel

By: Corelli, Marie

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Federal Book Co.: 1887

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 004358


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 decora... View more info

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Like Water for Chocolate : a Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies

By: Esquivel, Laura

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Doubleday Publishing: 1992

Seller ID: 000779


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 ... View more info

Humor from Harpers

By: Fischer, John; Donaldson, Lucy (edited by) Nash, Ogden (Foreward by)

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000130


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. View more info

An Episode of Sparrows

By: Godden, Rumer

Price: $7.38

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1955

Seller ID: N-07004


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. View more info

The Child from the Sea

By: Goudge, Elizabeth

Price: $5.52

Publisher: Coward-Mccann, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: R-07001


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. View more info

Odds on Love

By: Greig, Maysie

Price: $6.90

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Triangle Books: 1946

Seller ID: 001185


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 bott... View more info

Salomy Jane's Kiss: Photoplay Edition

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1915

Seller ID: 001110


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. Alt... View more info

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The Empress of the Splendid Season

By: Hijuelos, Óscar

Price: $6.46

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Harpercollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000915


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 thi... View more info

Nothing so Strange

By: Hilton, James

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company: 1947

Seller ID: N-08006


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 View more info

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Easy Silence

By: Huth, Angela

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001201


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 y... View more info

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The Girls : a Novel

By: Kagan, Elaine

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 1994

Edition: not specified>

Seller ID: 001057


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,... View more info

The Dowry a Novel of Ireland

By: Keady, Walter

Price: $12.42

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2007

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 003433


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... View more info

Love Stories of Edison

By: Marshall, Edison

Price: $10.15

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus And Company: 1950

Seller ID: 001227


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 t... View more info

Princess in Amber

By: Mayerson, Evelyn Wilde

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Doubleday: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002931


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 ... View more info

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Behind Closed Doors

By: McKenna, Shannon

Price: $9.23

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Kensington Publishing Corporation: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001053


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. View more info

Two Women, Two Worlds

By: Mirvish, Robert F.

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, William Sloan Associates: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003456


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 ma... View more info

It Can Never Happen Again

By: Morgan, William De

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001893


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. View more info