2.BARRETTO, Larry.Journey Through Time.New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1940.
First Edition. Robert Graves dustjacket design. Novel of an older generation trying to bring back the past and mold the future. Scarce later Barretto title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, fairly shallow chipping at spine ends.Item #15610
3.BEER, Thomas.The Mauve Decade.New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1937.
First Alblabook Edition. FM dustjacket art. Work concerning American life in the 1890's. Bright Near Fine in Very Good plus price clipped dustjacket with mild fading to spine and shallow chipping to spine ends.Item #14692
4.BERNSTEIN, Hillel.L’Affaire Jones.New York: The Literary Guild of America, (1933).
Early Printing. Signed and Inscribed by author at title page. Illustrated by O. Soglow. A comedic satire involving an American tourist in France who is wrongly accused of stealing a coat. Octavo, original blue cloth with tan textured spine binding, gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to front cover, with blue and black or blue, black and red illustrations to frontispiece and rear endpapers. Near Fine with modest wear to gilt lettering at spine, cloth worn at corners.Item #19799
6.BROOK, Barnaby.Prosperity Street.New York: Minton, Balch and Co., 1930.
First Edition. "The life story of an ambitious man, from poverty, but gay poverty, with a rich Dickensian flavor of good cheer, to success and the responsibilities of high position". Very Good in Very Good dustjacket, some edge chips and wear.Item #27345
7.BRUSH, Katharine.Don't Ever Leave Me.New York: Farrar and Rinehart, (1935).
First Edition. Contemporary novel of a small city divided by "its country club members and its mill-town folk - dramatically contrasted on the night of their gala dances, on the right side, so to speak, and the wrong side of the tracks. Under the spell of jazz, played, on the one side, by the most expensive imported orchestras, on the other." Near Fine but for small inked price of 25 cents at front endpaper, in lovely Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket.Item #22068
Early Printing, lacking date at title page. Jack Perkins dustjacket art. Novel of a young man who sacrificed adventure for responsibility to his family, friends and community. Near Fine in Good plus dustjacket, spine mildly darkened, top spine end chipped centimeter deep, top rear panel with two quarter sized chips.Item #15470
First Edition, early issue with period not touching 'Co' at spine but dated title page and 'Willa S. Cather' at spine. "A stirring romance of the Western prairies, embodying a new idea and a new country. There are two heroines, the splendid Swedish girl, Alexandra, who dares and achieves, and the beautiful Bohemian whose love story is the very story of Youth". This copy married to a 1919 issued dustjacket with same text and image at spine and front panel as true first issue dustjacket. Scarce title. Near Fine, some spotting at spine, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly shallow loss at spine ends, flap corners and few edges.Item #25780
11.COMFORT, Jane Levington.Time Out for Eternity.New York: E. P. Dutton and Co., 1938.
First Edition stated. Novel of an American family. "Ed, a writer who drinks too much, Helen, his understanding and intellectually inferior wife, and the grown children all much like their father, and all continually analyzing themselves because they are in mortal terror of being trite". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, shallow edge chipping to spine ends and few flap corners, some edge wear.Item #24305
12.DAVIS, Robert H. [Charles M. Schwab].On Home Soil with Bob Davis.New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1930.
First Edition. S. E. dustjacket artwork. Travel narrative of a motor tour of the United States by the "world traveler, famous editor, and story-teller extraordinary". "He acquainted himself with hamlets, cities and countrysides, with customs, speech, moods, habitudes, traits, features- in fact, everything that makes America so eminently and unmistakably itself". This copy inscribed and signed by Davis to American steel magnate Charles M. Schwab - "To / Charles M. Schwab Esq / At least there is / no unemployment / among authors / from Bob Davis". This gift would have come shortly after the stock market crash of 1929 which left Schwab essentially penniless and living off borrowed money. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket chipped at spine ends and flap corners.Item #22073
13.DAYTON, Katherine.Loose Leaves.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1923.
First Edition. Collection of anecdotes of Jazz-Age life in the United States, England and New Jersey. Written with contemporary jargon. Author's first book. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #13761
14.DELIUS, Peter.Boarding House.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1935).
First Edition. Interesting novel of the varied occupants of a boarding house, the man "who planned to kill himself, Mademoiselle Sonange and her young man who came to see her all day and half the night, the professor who suffered from acute mental indigestion". Very Good-Near Fine with light stain at lower edge of front cover in Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #7857
15.DREISER, Theodore.Sister Carrie.New York: Boni and Liveright, (1921).
Early Reprint Edition. Dreiser's classic novel of American realism. First published in 1900 in a very limited printing and then again in 1907. This copy is a later printing, however, vintage copies of this work in dustjacket are virtually impossible to find. Ad for Dreiser's latest book, A Book About Myself (1922) at front flap of jacket, ad for the 1922 titles of the publisher's Modern Library titles. Near Fine despite cloth appearing glazed, contemporary bookplate at front pastedown, in Very Good plus dustjacket, spine lettering moderately faded.Item #20856
16.DUNCAN, Norman.The Suitable Child.New York: Fleming H. Revell Co, (1909).
First Edition. Elizabeth Shippen Green dustjacket art and illustrations. "Delightful story of how five passengers aboard the Winnipeg West Bound Express celebrated Christmas Eve". Near Fine, contemporary signature and date at endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, few small chips.Item #25811
18.FEINSTEIN, Martin.The Drums of Panic.New York: Macy-Masius Publishers, 1927.
First Edition. B. J. dustjacket art. World War One themed novel concerning the home front, "the effect upon an American family of the return of a soldier from the war". Uncommon. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, splitting at front spine edge mended at verso with archival tape, soiling to panels.Item #25789
19.FERBER, Edna.Buttered Side Down.New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1912).
Second Edition. R. Ford Harper dustjacket art. Collection of touching and humorous stories about every-day Americans. Very Good in Poor dustjacket, lacking lower half of spine, few inch chip to top rear panel, and a long horizontal closed tear to front panel.Item #17870
20.FILLMORE, Parker.Yesterday Morning.New York: Century Co., (1931).
First Edition. Novel for adults about "growing up an American boy". This copy inscribed and signed by Fillmore at front free endpaper in year of publication. Near Fine in Good plus dustjacket, chipping and closed tears to lower spine end, top spine end and few flap corners with shallow chipping.Item #14497
21.FOWLER, Gene.Salute To Yesterday.New York: Random House, (1937).
First Edition. Rocky Mountain set novel with "a boisterous company of rascals and saints, diehard pioneers and windmill tilters, religious zealots and hard-bitten journalists". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow loss at top spine end, few inch closed tear and creasing at top front panel.Item #23244
23.GREEN, Eleanor.Ariadne Spinning.Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1941.
First Edition stated. Boris Artzybasheff dustjacket art. Novel of Francesca Brown set in a small American town. "Francesca triumphantly holding her own at Miss Chandler's party, knowing her hostess is suspicious of her; Francisca in church, suddenly realizing that her husband was in love with Ellen Maier; Matthew Brown and Ellen on the banks of the levee, the river in flood... These, and many others, are passages of great beauty". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few edge nicks.Item #24694
Later Printing (originally published by MacMillan in 1902). Interesting Pennsylvania set novel of a man who feels swindled by the Railroad company who deceived him about where the tracks would be laid thru his property (over the family grave yard), court drama ensues. Uncommon in dustjacket. Near Fine but for some mild cocking, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some chips and wear to edges.Item #27117
25.HEMINGWAY, Ernest.In Our Time.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930.
First Revised Edition, Introduction by Edmund Wilson. Cleonike dustjacket art. "These are the stories which brought forth that first critical acclaim which established Mr. Hemingway in his present high place in American Literature". Includes 'The Battler', 'My Old Man', 'Indian Camp', and 'Big Two-Hearted River'. Very Good, tiny sliver of cloth loss at rear spine gutter, rear inner hinge cracked but firm, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chips at spine ends.Item #25758