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  • 2021 First Edition: Cloud Cuckoo Land, by Anthony Doerr

    “Cloud Cuckoo Land”, written by Anthony Doerr and published by Scribner in New York in 2021, is a thought-provoking and beautifully crafted novel. This first edition, first printing with a full number line spans across 626 pages, offering an immersive reading experience. The book is in brand new condition, with no writing or markings, and the dust jacket is not price clipped.

    Cloud Cuckoo Land takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through time and space, interweaving multiple narratives that span from ancient Constantinople to present-day Idaho. This contemporary novel explores themes of hope, resilience, and the power of storytelling, as it follows the lives of five unforgettable characters whose paths converge in unexpected ways. With Doerr’s exquisite prose and meticulous attention to detail, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a literary gem that will captivate readers and leave them pondering the profound connections that bind us all.

  • 1947: Lydia Bailey, by Kenneth Roberts

    “Lydia Bailey” by Kenneth Roberts is set in the early 19th century, the story revolves around Albion Hamlin, a lawyer who travels to Boston to defend a man accused of breaking the Alien and Sedition Act. After being imprisoned, Hamlin escapes to Haiti in search of his client’s daughter, Lydia Bailey, whom he has fallen in love with through her portrait. The book delves into themes of love, adventure, and political intrigue as Hamlin navigates the tumultuous events of the time.

    With its navy blue hardcover and ornate design, this vintage book is in good to very good condition, showing minor wear and rubbing to the cover boards and spine. Although the pages have yellowed due to age, the book remains tightly bound with no writing or markings. A must-read for fans of historical fiction and those interested in the early years of American history.

  • 1947 First Edition: The Tin Flute, by Gabrielle Roy

    First edition of The Tin Flute, by Gabrielle Roy, published by Reynal & Hitchcock in New York in 1947. Bound in cloth with gilt impressed ornamentation on the cover and lettering on the spine. The volume is in very good condition. The book block is tightly bound, with slight wear and rubbing on the cover and discoloration on the spine. The pages have discoloration due to age of the book, but there is no writing or markings.

    The novel follows the lives of a working-class family in Montreal during the Great Depression, focusing on the struggles and dreams of the main character, Florentine. The book explores themes of poverty, love, and the pursuit of happiness.

  • 1966 First Edition: Two Under the Indian Sun, by Jon and Rumer Godden

    Two Under the Indian Sun, written by Jon and Rumer Godden, is a captivating travel memoir that takes readers on a vivid journey through the vibrant landscapes of India. It offers a unique perspective as it follows the experiences of two sisters who share their adventures and encounters while living in the enchanting country. The memoir provides a rich and detailed account of their time in India, immersing readers in the diverse culture, customs, and traditions they encountered. With its evocative descriptions and insightful observations, Two Under the Indian Sun offers a compelling exploration of India’s beauty, challenges, and the transformative power of travel.

  • 1972: The Boys of Summer, by Roger Kahn

    The Boys of Summer, by Roger Kahn, is a non-fiction book that delves into the world of baseball. This first edition book takes readers on a journey through the Brooklyn Dodgers’ history, focusing on the team’s heyday in the 1950s. Kahn, a sportswriter, provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the players, their triumphs, and their struggles. The book-of-the-month club selection offers a nostalgic look at a bygone era and explores the significance of baseball as a cultural phenomenon. With its vivid storytelling and insightful analysis, The Boys of Summer is a must-read for both baseball enthusiasts and those interested in American history.

  • Col. Thorndyke’s Secret, by George A. Henty

    Col. Thorndyke’s Secret by George A. Henty tells a story of a valuable bracelet of diamonds, stolen from a Hindoo idol by a British soldier in India. This bracelet becomes the possession of Colonel Thorndyke.

  • 1936: Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen

    Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen is a classic historical novel published by Farrar and Rinehart in New York in 1936. The hardcover volume is bound in silver-colored cloth with dark lettering on the cover and spine. Despite minor wear to the cover, the book is in very good condition, with no markings or writing. The fading to page color and occasional foxing due to the age of the book add to its vintage charm. The deckled fore-edges and grey-colored top edges give the book an elegant touch. Set in the 18th century, the novel follows the life of the eponymous protagonist as he navigates through love, loss, and adventure. With its rich historical detail and compelling characters, Anthony Adverse is a valuable addition to any historical fiction collection.

  • 1925: Gerald Cranston’s Lady, a romance by Gilbert Frankau

    This listing is for a hardcover edition of “Gerald Cranston’s Lady” by Gilbert Frankau, published in 1925. The book is a romance novel set in London and spans 370 pages. The volume features a cloth-bound cover with some wear and discoloration consistent with its age, as well as fading on the spine and a damp stain on the lower portion of the spine and back cover. Despite these signs of wear, the book remains well bound and is inscribed in pencil on the inside front cover, dated to Aug. 1926. The pages show slight yellowing and occasional foxing. Overall, this vintage edition of Gerald Cranston’s Lady offers a glimpse into a bygone era and would make a valuable addition to any collection of classic romance novels.

  • 1926 First Edition: Labels, by A. Hamilton Gibbs

    Labels by A. Hamilton Gibbs is a first edition published by McClelland and Stewart in 1926. This 295-page black hardcover volume with red lettering on the cover and spine shows moderate wear, with the top of the spine missing and a moderate forward tilt. The inside front cover contains two inserts – instructions for borrowing the book from Burton’s Limited circulation library and a newspaper clipping about Major Gibbs, dated 1958 and marked by Wallace Library, Booth No. 9. The back inside cover contains nearly 60 library borrowing stamps from October 1926 to May 1927. This historical fiction novel is a valuable addition to any collection and provides a glimpse into the popularity of literature in the early 20th century. The book’s condition is accurately depicted in the provided photos.

  • 1946: The Valley of Decision, by Marcia Davenport

    The Valley of Decision, written by Marcia Davenport and published in 1946, is a 640-page historical novel set in Pittsburgh during the 19th century. The story follows the Scott family and their struggles during the rise of the steel industry, touching on themes of love, ambition, and social class. This black hardcover volume is in good condition, with slight wear on the front cover and clean pages. The deckled fore-edges add to the vintage charm of the book, making it a valuable addition to any historical fiction collection.

  • 1995 First Edition – The Adventures of Maqroll: Four Novellas, by Alvaro Mutis

    The Adventures of Maqroll: Four Novellas is a collection of interconnected stories written by Alvaro Mutis. Published by HarperCollins in 1995, this first edition, first printing book spans 369 pages and is in brand new, fine condition. With a full number line and an intact dust jacket, this book is a valuable addition to any literary collection.

    The novellas follow the adventures of the enigmatic Maqroll, a wandering sailor who embarks on various journeys across different landscapes, encountering diverse characters and exploring themes of love, friendship, and the search for meaning. Mutis’ exquisite storytelling and vivid imagery make this contemporary novel a must-read for fans of adventure and introspection.

  • 1924 – Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue, by Bernard Shaw

    Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue is a historical play written by Bernard Shaw. Published by Doodd, Mead & Company in New York in 1924, this seventeenth printing edition is a valuable addition to any theater enthusiast’s collection. The hardcover volume is bound in green cloth and shows some minor wear and rubbing on the cover and spine. However, the book is well bound with no writing or markings. Due to its age, there is some fading and yellowing to the pages, but this does not detract from the overall readability. With its deckled fore-edges, this book is in very good condition for its age.

    Shaw’s play explores the life of Joan of Arc, delving into themes of faith, power, and gender roles in medieval society.

  • 1899: A Monk of Cruta, by E. Phillips Oppenheim

    A Monk of Cruta is a historical novel written by E. Phillips Oppenheim and published by Ward, Lock & Co in London in 1899. This 317-page hardcover volume is bound in burgundy cloth, featuring elegant gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Although the book shows minor staining and wear on the cover and spine, these blemishes are consistent with its age and add to its vintage charm. The book is tightly bound, and while there is some fading to the pages due to the passage of time, it remains in very good condition overall.

    Set in a captivating historical backdrop, the plot follows the journey of a monk who finds himself entangled in a web of political intrigue and personal dilemmas.

  • 1905: A Maker of History, by E. Phillips Oppenheim

    A Maker of History is a historical novel written by E. Phillips Oppenheim and published by Ward, Locke & Co in London in 1905. This second edition, consisting of 315 pages, is a valuable addition to any history enthusiast’s collection. The book features a blue hardcover with color and gilt ornamentation and lettering on the cover and spine, showcasing its exquisite design.

    Although there is minor wear and rubbing on the cover and spine, particularly around the edges, the book remains in very good condition for its age. Inside, the front advertisement page is separated from the spine but is still present. The pages have yellowed and show signs of foxing, which is expected given its age.

  • 1947: Deeper the Heritage, by Muriel Elwood

    Deeper the Heritage is a vintage children’s book written by Muriel Elwood and published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in New York. The story follows a young girl named Peggy as she discovers her family’s rich heritage and learns about her ancestors’ struggles and triumphs. The book is a heartwarming tale that teaches children the importance of family and history.

    This vintage novel is a must-have for any home library. It is well-bound, clean, and has no markings other than the owner’s signature in the top corner of the title page. Although the dust jacket has a chip at the top of the spine, it is still in excellent condition considering its age.

  • 1947 First Edition – Adversary in the House: a Biographical Novel by Irving Stone

    Adversary in the House is a biographical novel by Irving Stone that was published in 1947. The book tells the story of the life of Claude Debussy, a French composer who is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the world of music. The novel is set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and follows Debussy’s life from his childhood in Paris to his rise as a prominent composer. The book is written in a narrative style and provides a detailed account of Debussy’s personal life, his relationships, and his struggles as an artist.

    Stone’s writing style is engaging and immersive, and he does an excellent job of bringing Debussy’s world to life. The book is well-researched and provides a fascinating insight into the life of one of the most celebrated composers of all time. Adversary in the House is a must-read for anyone interested in music, history, or biographical novels.

  • 1985 First Edition: Conquering Heroes, by Elizabeth Phillips

    Conquering Heroes is a novel written by Elizabeth Phillips and published in 1985. The story revolves around a group of soldiers who return home after fighting in the Falklands War. The book explores the challenges they face as they try to reintegrate into civilian life, and the impact of their experiences on their relationships and mental health. The novel also delves into the political and social climate of the time, as well as the attitudes towards the war and those who fought in it.

    Phillips’ writing is praised for its vivid descriptions and realistic portrayal of the characters’ emotions and struggles. The book is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the aftermath of war, and the toll it takes on those who serve.

  • 1971 First Edition: The House of the Deer, by D. E. Stevenson

    The House of the Deer, written by D. E. Stevenson, is a novel that was first published in 1971. The story is set in Scotland and follows the lives of the Ayrton family, who have lived in the same house for generations. The main character, Harriet Ayrton, inherits the house from her uncle and decides to move there with her husband and children. However, they soon discover that the house is in need of repairs and they struggle to make ends meet. As they work to restore the house, they also uncover secrets about their family’s past and must confront the challenges that come with it.

    This vintage first edition of The House of the Deer features a blue cloth hardcover with white leaf-shaped ornamentation on the spine and cover, and red stamped lettering on the spine. While the book body is almost as good as new, there is some fading on the cover and a small stain on the top front cover. The dust jacket has wear around the edges and evidence of moisture/dampness on the outside of the back side. Inside the dust jacket, there are blue areas where the book cover has stained the dust jacket.

  • 1988 First edition: Waltz for a Pagan Drum, by Munroe Scott

    Waltz for a Pagan Drum, a novel by Munroe Scott, is a gripping tale that takes readers on a journey through the life of a young man named David, who is struggling to find his place in the world. Set against the backdrop of the 1960s, the novel explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, as David navigates the complexities of his relationships with family, friends, and lovers. From his idyllic childhood in rural Ontario, to his rebellious teenage years in Toronto, to his travels across Canada and beyond, David’s story is one of adventure, passion, and ultimately, redemption.

    With its vivid descriptions of the Canadian landscape, its evocative portrayal of the counterculture of the 1960s, and its compelling characters, Waltz for a Pagan Drum is a must-read for anyone who loves literary fiction.

  • 1930 RARE: All Our Yesterdays, by H. M. Tomlinson, Numbered and Signed Limited Edition Book

    All Our Yesterdays is a rare and influential anti-war novel written by H. M. Tomlinson in 1930. The limited edition book features a portrait front piece from a drawing by Percy Smith and is signed and numbered by the author. This particular copy is numbered 837 out of 1025 copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland. The hardcover beige cloth volume is adorned with gilt stamped ornamentation on the cover and lettering on the spine, with the top edge gilt and fore-edges and bottom edge untrimmed. Although there are minor instances of occasional foxing, the book is in very fine condition and comes with a clear plastic sleeve and ribbon marker. However, the original slipcase is present but shows considerable rubbing, fading, and signs of wear.

    This book is a must-have for a WWI historian or collector, as it offers a rare glimpse into the anti-war sentiment of the time. Tomlinson’s novel provides a unique perspective on the devastating effects of war on individuals and society as a whole.