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Uncle Tom's Cabin or Negro Life in the Slave States of America

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Books, Inc.: N.D.

Seller ID: 13543

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Light, general wear with toning on interior page edges. Still square and securely bound. ; The World's Popular Classics; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 371 pages; Not dated, but this edition is probably early 20th century. View more info

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A Daughter of the Land

By: Stratton-Porter, Gene

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday Page & Co: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15756

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition but not first issue - "was" on page 304, closed ampersand on publisher's name, perfect type on # page 11, yellow and brown decorations on cover and spine. The color frontispiece by Frances Rogers has the tissue guard. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns. The book is very god+, with a small crease on the first free endpaper, very light toning, and very minor wear to spine ends. The VG dustjacket has light wear to the edges and a slightly faded and soiled ... View more info

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Sophie's Choice

By: Styron, William

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1979

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14021

ISBN: 0394461096

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Book has only very light, general wear and some aging mainly on foredges. Jacket has some edge and corner wear, including a closed tear on the top back. Book is signed on title page in shaky hand. Former owner of this book listed it as signed by Styron. Brunk Auctions questioned the signature. I have posted a scan and can see that it could be Styron's signature from late in life when he was very ill. Because of these questions I am not pricing the book as I would a signe... View more info

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Set This House on Fire

By: Styron, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14023

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has only light, general wear with some minor toning on foredge. Jacket has some light edge and corner wear with some small scuffs along the bottom edges and extremities. Book is signed on title page in a somewhat shaky hand. The former dealer who owned this copy said that it was signed. Brunk Auctions was unwilling to state that unequivocally. It appears to me that it is likely a signature from Styron's later years when he was ill. I am not pricing the signature int... View more info

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The Confessions of Nat Turner

By: Styron, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1967

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15760

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book is NF with slightly bumped corners, dust jacket has minor wear on the edges. Novel based on the slave revolt led by Nat Turner in 1831, written as if told by Turner while in jail awaiting execution. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 428 pages View more info

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On Writing and Publishing

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Book of the Month Club: 1994

Edition: Special Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10786

Condition: New


Book is new and unread. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages; Special volume of Twain's writing about writing, produced by BOMC as a special gift for members. View more info

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Tom Sawyer, Detective (Harper's Magazine, August and September, 1896, Nos. 555 & 556)

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14104


The August issue has some aging/soiling on wraps but is square and securely bound but otherwise with only light edge and corner wear. VG-. The September issue lacks the cover aging and has less wear except for a short split at spine bottom and one short closed tear on bottom rear edge. VG. These issues of Harper's contain the first publication of Twain's novel, Tom Sawyer, Detective (as told by Huck Finn. ) This is both issues complete in solid condition. ; B&W Illustrat... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15312

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and minor soiling/aging on back. Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition, first state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 17 titles listed in the advertisement of the Uniform Mark Twain set, eight lines including heading of illu... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15313

Condition: Very Good-


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and and some staining and light spots on covers. Square with a secure binding. Still a nice copy. This is a first edition, first state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 17 titles listed in the advertisement of the Uniform Mark Twain set, eight lines including he... View more info

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Christian Science

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1907

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 15314

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt, blindstamped decoration on front and gilt titles on spine. Spine lightly faded with some light corner bumps and a circular black spot (dime-sized) on the back cover and light streaks on front (see scan.) Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition, second state copy of Twain's scathing analysis of Christian Science, especially harsh in its portrayal of Mary Baker Eddy. Points: 18 titles listed in the advertisement of t... View more info

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A Dog's Tale

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1904

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15315

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with white titles and black and white illustration on front cover. Spine lightly faded with some light mottling. The book has light corner bumps and some, mainly light, staining and wear on surfaces. Lightening on top half of rear cover from an old dampstain. Square with a secure binding. Solid very good copy. This is a first edition of Twain's rather sad story of a dog's life. Originally written as a short story, and also published separately by the Anti-Vivis... View more info

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Editorial Wild Oats

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1905

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15316


Lightly faded red cloth with white titles and black and white illustration on front cover. Titles on spine almost completely faded away.. The book has light corner bumps and general interior and exterior aging. Square with a secure binding. VG to VG-. This is a first edition of some of Twain's funniest sketches. "Journalism in Tennessee is especially fun to read. This is the first edition. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 83 pages View more info

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Mark Twain: An Exhibition Selected Mainly from the Papers Belonging to the Samuel L. Clemens Estate on Deposit in the Huntington Library.

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Marino, Anderson & Ritchie:The Ward Ritchie Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15320

Condition: Very Good


Tan wrappers with deep brown title. Wraps have minor soiling and very light wear on overlapping edges. Overall a solid very good copy. An Exhibition Selected Mainly from the Papers belonging to the Samuel L. Clemens Estate on deposit in The Huntington Library. Exhibition June 2, 1947. The handlist prepared by Edwin H. Carpenter, Jr. with Introduction by Dixon Wecter presents an exhibition in 14 cases of Twainiana, including letters, manuscripts, notes, photographs, corr... View more info

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Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Larchmont, Peter Pauper Press: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15321

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


One of 525 copies (500 for sale) printed at the Walpole Printing Office in New Rochelle, New York. Title page woodcut and 7 woodcuts in the text. Original green cloth, printed paper label on the spine along with original tan glassine dust wrapper which has some short tears and other minor wear. Book feels unread. Very nice copy of this early Peter Pauper Press edition. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 25 pages View more info

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Mark Twain in the White House : A Chapter from His Autobiography -- VII -- in The North American Review, December 7, 1906

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, North American Review Publishing Co.: 12.6.1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15323

Condition: Very Good


323; Vol. 183, No. 9; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1089-1216 + ads pages View more info

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The Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as they Appeared to the Author

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hartford, American Publishing Company: 1870

Edition: Early Printing

Seller ID: 15325

Condition: Very Good


Dark brown cloth with gilt title and decoration on front and ornate gilt titling on spine with a blindstamped APC (for the publisher) on back. Some light edge and corner wear with minor damage at spine ends. and along front edge of spine. Interior is lightly and evenly aged. Former owner's name with presentation inscription on second front free endpaper. Overall, a solid and attractive copy of this book. This is an 1879 printing -- the first was in 1869 -- probably the t... View more info

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Adventures of Tom Sawyer

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Hartford, The American Publishing Company: 1899

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 15326

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gilt titles along with gilt and black decoration and similar title and decoration on spine. Very light edgewear with rubbed corners and minor wear at spine ends. Hinges have some light tearing but are not parted, and binding has not weakened. Former owner's name in inscription on front pastedown. Book is square and secure with light, general aging. This later printing looks just like the first edition and is one of the nicer later issues. ; B&W Illustrat... View more info

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn {Robotic Edition}

By: Twain, Mark (eds. Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Diani & Devine Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 13439

Condition: Fine


Book is as new. No dust wrapper as issued. ; B&W Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 359 pages; Special edition of Huck Finn in which the "N" word Is, in every case, changed to "robot," and the illustrations have been redone to show Jim as a robot rather than an African-American. Theese changes make for an entirely new reading experience that falls somewhere between satire and science fiction. Signed with inscription, "To Ken," by both editors on the title page. Privatel... View more info

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Mark Twain Press Critic (Interviewing the Interviewer and The American Press)

By: Twain, Mark with Commentary by Thomas C. Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, The Friends of the Bancroft Library: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14102

Condition: Near Fine


Book would be Infine condition except for a couple of small, stray marks on front. See scan. The two Twain essays were printed for the first time in this keepsake volume for The Friends of the Bancroft Library. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Rabbit is Rich

By: Updike, John

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York City, Knopf: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7612

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Book has very light shelfwear; jacket has light edge and corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 467 pages; Flat-signed by Updike on the ffep. ; Signed by Author View more info