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41 Kipling, Rudyard THE EYES OF ASIA
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918. B000CSNHVE First U.S. edition, first issue. With ''recuiting depot'' on page 78, line 1. Hardcover. Fine, a superb example, in cream-colored cloth shelfback with spine label printed in black and orange, over grey boards with spine label printed in black and orange; in a good dust jacket: spine panel darkened and separated at both spine folds. 
First authorized U.S. appearance of this collection, comprising: "A Retired Gentleman"; "The Fumes of the Heart"; "The Private Account"; "A Trooper of Horse"--all of which originally appeared in the Saturday Evening Post during 1917. 101 pages. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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42 Macaulay, Thomas Babington; edited by Thomas Pinney SELECTED LETTERS OF THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Cambridge/London/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, (1982). 0195112776 / 9780195112771 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A personal view of England, from the Napoleonic Wars to the high tide of Victorian prosperity, is recorded in these letters of the historian, essayist, orator and statesman, one of the Victorian era's greatest figures. 317 pages, including index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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43 Maupassant, Guy de LITTLE ROQUE And Other Stories
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First edition thus. Volume X in The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant. Translated and Edited by Ernest Boyd. Hardcover. Mild fading to spine, faint age-toning to pages, thus near fine, in black cloth with gilt lettering and decoration; no dust jacket. 
Includes "Monsieur Parent"; "Country Courts"; "The Hairpin"; "The Woodcocks"; "In a Railway Carriage"; "Ca Ira"; "Unmasked"; "Solitude"; "Beside the Bed"; "The Little Soldier"; "The Wreck"; "The Hermit"; "Mademoisselle Pearl"; "Saved"; "Rosalie Prudent." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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44 Maupassant, Guy de THE DEVIL
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1993). 0886825040 / 9780886825041 First edition thus. A Creative Short Story. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Quint Buccholz. 
Mother Rapet, the greedy nurse to a dying old woman, finds a way to make a bigger profit from the job. In CE's superb, eclectic series of individual stories, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and original, appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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45 Maupassant, Guy de THE HAND
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1993). 0886825024 / 9780886825027 First edition thus. A Creative Short Story. Translation of ''La Main.'' Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Rob Day. 
A man who keeps a severed hand attached to the wall of his living room is found mysteriously strangled. In CE's superb, eclectic series of stories, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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46 Maupassant, Guy de THE STRING
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1990). 0886822971 / 9780886822972 First edition thus. A Creative Short Story. Translation of ''La Ficelle.'' Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full burgundy cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Etienne Delessert. 
A simple peasant has his life destroyed by the lie of an enemy who accuses him of theft. In CE's superb, eclectic series of stories, smartly produced, with stylish, well-designed typography and appealing jacket art. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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47 Scott, Sir Walter THE TWO DROVERS: A Short Story
Westwood, New Jersey: The Kindle Press/Privately Printed, 1971. B000BK10N0 First edition thus: #116 of 680 numbered copies SIGNED by foreword author Coleman O. Parsons. Hardcover. Fading to spine, else fine in gilt-lettered green cloth shelfback over grey boards; housed in grey paper-over-boards slipcase. The Magnum Opus text of the Waverly novels used for this issue. Laid in a printed gift notice SIGNED by John L. Davenport. 
Fine press printing of "what is widely considered to be Sir Walter Scott's best short story" in commemoration of his Two Hundredth Birthday Celebration. 35 pages, plus colophon. Colvin Smith portrait of Scott reproduced on the endpapers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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48 Stanford, Derek CRITICS OF THE 'NINETIES
London: John Baker, (1970). 212983784 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait of Oscar Wilde. 
Stanford crowns his trilogy (this volume preceded by POETS OF THE 'NINETIES and STORIES OF THE 'NINETIES) with this tempting selection from among the most acute and entertaining English critics of all time: Wilde, Pater, Beerbohm, Yeats, Symons, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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49 Stendhal MEMOIRS OF AN EGOTIST (Souvenirs de'Egotisme)
New York: Horizon Press, 1975. 0818002247 / 9780818002243 First edition thus, first printing: Translated, with an introduction and notes by David Ellis. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows a sticker ghost to front flap, hint of fading to spine panel. 
Written when Stendahl was 49, this shrewd and witty memoir by the author of THE RED AND THE BLACK and THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA chronicles the ups and downs of Stendahl's life in Paris while he was struggling to earn his living as a writer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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50 Stevenson, Robert Louis FATHER DAMIEN: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu
London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. Reprint. 33 pages plus one-page ad. Hardcover. Darkening to endsheets and to covers, a hint of wear to the edges, a whisper of fading to spine; in maroon cloth with gilt titles within a black cartouche and black rules on front cover, gilt lettering to spine. 
Powerful letter by RLS written in defense of Father Damien and in response to a letter from a certain C.M. Hyde of Honolulu villifying Damien and published in the Sydney Presbyterian in 1889. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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51 Stockton, Frank OLD PIPES AND THE DRYAD
(Mankato, Minnesota): Creative Education Inc., (1991). 0886824747 First edition thus. In CE's smartly produced series of stories, each with stylish, well-designed typography and original, appealing jacket art. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full navy blue cloth with blind-embossed vignette to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Book design by Rita Marshall. Jacket illustration by Etienne Delessert. 
When an old man lets a dryad out of her tree, she rewards him by making him thirty years younger and capable of once again coaxing the animals down off the mountain with pipe playing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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52 Stockton, Frank R.; Frost, A.B., illustrator THE SQUIRREL INN
New York: The Century Co., 1891. First edition, later printing. In pale green cloth with darker green stamping, no squirrel to front cover cartouche. Bal 18906: Binding state C. Hardcover. Very good, with light wear and soiling, cloth beginning to split at lower front fore-edge; no dust jacket. Illustrated by A.B. Frost. 
Stockton--author of RUDDER GRANGE and "The Lady of the Tiger?"--was one of the most popular authors of his day. This comic novel, showcasing Stockton's typical warmth and whimsy, was originally serialized in the Century magazine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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53 Stockton, Frank R.; Frost, A.B., illustrator THE SQUIRREL INN
New York: The Century Co., 1891. First edition, first printing. Pale green cloth with gilt stamping; front cover title cartouche surmounted by a gilt squirrel. BAL 18906. Hardcover. Discreet bookplate of Louis Wright Simpson to front pastedown, else an about near fine copy with only a suggestion of wear and a hint of darkening; no dust jacket. 
Novel by the American humorist and short story writer, famously the author of "The Lady Or the Tiger." Originally serialized in the Century Magazine. Illustrated by A.B. Frost. BAL 18906: Binding state A. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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54 Tennyson, Alfred, D.C.L. A WELCOME
London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1863. First edition, second issue: leaflet original. With the hollow diamond in the rule below title on the title-page. One 8 1/4'' x 6 1/2'' sheet folded, printed on three sides. Foxing to exterior--front and rear, leaves are uncreased, internally clean and bright: thus very good plus. 
"This short poem is an example of the official poetry that Tennyson wrote as Poet Laureate. The poem celebrates the marriage of Princess Alexandra of Denmark ('Sea-Kings' daughter from over the sea') to Edward, Prince of Wales."--sclibrary. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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55 Thomson, James ("B.V.") THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT And Other Poems
London: P.J. and A.E. Dobell, 1919. Reprint. Hardcover. Light use, minor patch of stain to front cover, thus about near fine; in blue cloth with gilt bust of the poet to front cover, gilt lettering to spine; fore and lower page edges untrimmed; no dust jacket. 
Collection by the Victorian Scot--called "the poet of doom"--who is best known for the gothic epic of the title. "Inspired by his own struggles in the city of London, the poem portends the horrors and decadence of modern urban life."--Grady McAllister. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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56 Trollope, Anthony BARCHESTER TOWERS
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, (1982). B000IN006S First edition thus. Hardcover. Mild bump to the upper shelf edge, else fine in full black leather ruled, lettered, and decorated in gilt; with hubbed spine, all edges gilt, satin endpapers, ribbon marker. 
A handsome edition of the second novel in Anthony Trollope's series known as the "Chronicles of Barsetshire." First published in 1857--BARCHESTER TOWERS is Trollope's best known work. With superb black-and-white line drawings by Edward Ardizzone. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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57 Warner, Charles Dudley MY WINTER ON THE NILE
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892. Fifteenth edition: so stated on title-page. Hardcover. Very good only: spine slanted, covers and edges worn and rubbed, some insignificant dots of stain, erasure mar to front free endsheet; in green cloth with gilt spine titles, gilt ship vignette to front cover; no dust jacket. 496 pages, including index. 
"Experiences and observations of an Oriental journey" by the noted novelist and editor, and co-author with Mark Twain of THE GILDED AGE. This example of Warner's travelogue bears the bookplate of Charles Bayard Mitchell, a bishop in the Methodist Church. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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58 Webster, J. Vinson Two True California Stories: AUGUSTA DANE: or, The Influence of Circumstances. MARY MORTON; or The Result of a Fashionable Education
San Francisco: P.J. Thomas, Printer and Publisher, 1883. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good: wear, abrasion to covers; foxing to prelims, rear matter and page edges; in green cloth blindstamped with decorative borders, front stamped in gilt with titles and floral vignette, repeated in blind to rear; brown endsheets, top edge gilt. 
Pair of melodramatic novellas--sketches of California life founded on historical fact-- originally published serially in the California Patron during the years 1881 and 1882. Early California imprint. 256 pages. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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59 Zola, Emile THE ABBE MOURET'S SIN
London: Elek Books/Granada Publishing, (1970). B0006AV8CI Reprint. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards with gilt spine titles; in rubbed, lightly worn, very good dust jacket. 
How does a Roman Catholic Priest, sworn to celibacy, reconcile his vow with human nature? Translated from the French with an introductory note by Alec Brown. A volume in Elek's uniform edition of Zola. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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60 Zola, Emile THE BEAST IN MAN
London: Elek Books/Granada Publishing, (1969). 0236308300 / 9780236308309 Reprint. Hardcover. Mild bumping to corner tips, else fine, in textured black boards with gilt spine titles; in a nearly fine dust jacket. 
Zola's celebrated BETE HUMAINE translated from the French and with an introduction by Alec Brown. A volume in Elek's uniform edition of Zola which made the major part of the Rougon-Macquart cycle available in English for the first time as a series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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