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Flute and Violin (And Other Kentucky Tales), Allen, James Lane
1 Allen, James Lane Flute and Violin (And Other Kentucky Tales)
New York Harper & Brothers 1891 First American Edition Cloth Fine Fine & Slipcase Fine 
First Printing. A very handsome copy in very fine condition--in terracotta cloth with gilt lettering and decorations--in a custom brown cloth dustjacket and matching quarter brown morocco and cloth slipcase with gilt decorations to the spine. This copy is in remarkable unread condition--and perhaps never taken out of the slipcase in 120 years. Not a mark inside or out--tight square and clean. Original frontispiece and tissue guard as new. The slipcase is very good+ with some edgewear to the spine. 308 pp. A collection of tales that originally published in Harper's and Century Magazine and attributed to the author. From the well known M.B. Goldstone collection which was only recently auctioned with his custom gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown--along with his penciled signature to the ffep. A treasure of a book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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D'ri and I, Bacheller, Irving
2 Bacheller, Irving D'ri and I
Boston Lothrop Publishing Company 1901 First Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket F. C. Yohn 
First Printing 1901. A near fine copy in red cloth and gilt lettering on decorations to front board and spine. This copy came from the personal collection of a famous collector--M. B. Goldstone--whose brother was also connected with Steinbeck (his biographer/bibliographer). One of Goldstone's books recently sold at auction for $180,000 (The Great Gatsby). This copy is signed in pencil by Goldstone on the front free endpaper with his annotation for a first edition. Red cloth with gilt top edge and uncut fore edge. A tight and square copy that is lightly tattered at the heel of the spine and has light edgewear. From a recent auction of late 19th and early 20th fiction. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Flowing Gold, Beach, Rex
3 Beach, Rex Flowing Gold
New York Harper & Brothers 1922 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
First Printing 1922. From the collection of well known collector M.B. Goldstone--with his custom gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. A near fine copy in a very good dustjacket. Light age toning--mostly to the page edges. A complete dustjacket, unclipped with the original $2.00 price--with only light edgewear--mostly to the head and heel of the spine. Set in and around the Texas oil fields after the first World War. A nice collectable copy. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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The Iron Trail (First Printing), Beach, Rex
4 Beach, Rex The Iron Trail (First Printing)
New York Harper & Brothers 1913 First Printing Decorative Cloth Fine Very Good Leone 
From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--with the auction tag laid in. A superb copy in red cloth with extensive gilt decorations to front board and spine. A fine copy with the original dustjacket--a very rare copy. Harper's first printing with "K-N" Published August 1913. A little dustiness to the page edges only--otherwise a superb and clean copy in near mint condition. The dustjacket is complete with the "$1.35" price on the spine--although the spine colors are slightly faded. A small amount of edgewear to the spine head and heel--but a complete front panel with strong coloration. 391 pp. Eight illustrations including frontispiece with original tissue guard still in place. From the Goldstone cllection of early western fiction. Digital photos available. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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James Shore's Daughter, Benet, Stephen Vincent
5 Benet, Stephen Vincent James Shore's Daughter
New York Doubleday Doran 1934 First Edition Parchment/Slipcased Fine Slipcased-Near Fine 
First Limited Edition. This is copy 248 of only 307. Signed on a limitation page by the author. A fine copy in a fine slipcase. Top stain red, uncut pages. Hand made custom paper. Unusual custom parchment paper cover with a feeling of suede--very different. 277 pp. Darker color slipcase matches the decoration color on the front board--nicely done. There is one very light mark to the back board and a little dustiness or mild age toning. Owner bookplate (nicely done) to the front pastedown. A most collectable copy. This copy was contained in the M.B. Goldstone collection--recently auctioned. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Little Caesar, Burnett, W. R.
6 Burnett, W. R. Little Caesar
New York The Dial Press 1929 First Cloth Very Good 
First Printing 1929. A handsome copy in blue cloth with yellow lettering to front board and spine. Stamp to front board. Splendid very good condition without the very rare dustjacket. One very small pencil end size bump to the edge of the front board. Corners only slightly bumped. Tight square and clean copy with only light age toning---mostly to the spine. Slight loosening to the cloth spine. Overall a nice copy of one of Burnett's best works. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing), Carpenter, Edmund Jones
7 Carpenter, Edmund Jones A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing)
Boston Little Brown & Company 1891 First Printing Cloth Fine Slipcased 
From the recently auctioned collection of Adrian Homer Goldstone (Steinbeck's bibliographer)--with the auction tag laid in. A superb copy in light grey cloth with gilt decorations and lettering--including a stamped cameo in oval with a pink background and an ivory portrait of a woman in relief. Illustrated by Merrill with frontispiece and tissue guard and several others dispersed throughout the book. Solid gilt top edge. 233 uncut pages. Enclosed in a navy blue foldover slipcase. A colonial romance with an dedication to William Dean Howells. Extraordinary fine condition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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My Mortal Enemy (First Printing), Cather, Willa
8 Cather, Willa My Mortal Enemy (First Printing)
New York Knopf 1926 First Hardcover Fine 
First Edition/First State 1926. A very handsome copy in near fine condition without the frail and scarce dustjacket. Light age toning only--a very clean interior and bright exterior--see digital scan. Title is almost faded from spine--otherwise remarkably collectable. 
Price: 215.00 USD
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Obscure Destinies, Cather, Willa
9 Cather, Willa Obscure Destinies
New York Knopf 1932 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good 
First Printing. From the collection of M.B. Goldstone, with his distinctive gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his signature in pencil to the upper corner of the ffep. Green cloth boards with paper labels to front board and spine. A tight and square fine copy with an unmarked interior. A very good plus dustjacket which is price clipped (all copies were price clipped by the publisher)--light age toning--mostly to the spine. Light orange top stain. Contains three stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author--"Neighbour Rosicky", "Old Mrs. Harris", and "Two Friends". Goldstone was a well known collector along with his brother--(Steinbeck bibliographer). 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather, Willa
10 Cather, Willa Sapphira and the Slave Girl
New York Knopf 1940 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good 
First Printing 1940. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone-with his custom gold plate lightly affixed on the front pastedown. A fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. A little dustiness to the page edges and cloth spine--but was protected by the dustjacket over the years to practically eliminate the usual bleaching of the spine that is normal for this title. A clean and tight copy otherwise. The dustjacket is complete except for a minor amount of chipping to the head and heel of the spine. Medium age toning to the spine--the normal darkening at the spine and back DJ--but not much on the back cover. Otherwise the front jacket cover is nice. Goldstone and his brother (who was Steinbeck's bibliographer) were noted collectors--and recently their collection has come on the market, with some titles setting records at auction. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Cather, Willa
11 Cather, Willa Sapphira and the Slave Girl
New York Knopf 1940 First Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
First Edition--Complimentary Advance Copy. Unlike the first trade edition--this complimentary edition says "First Edition" on the copyright page, and the wording to "A Note on The Design" at rear is also a little different. This is a nice and tight copy, clean interior with a bright green cloth front board and paper label. The spine has the usual tone darkening--instead of green it is now almost tan--which is quite common for this title. Without the darkening to the cloth spine this would be a fine copy. No dustjacket. This was Cather's last book. Taking place in Cather's birthplace state of Virginia just before the Civil War, the storyline revolves around a mulatto girl and her jealous mistress. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Youth and The Bright Medusa, Cather, Willa
12 Cather, Willa Youth and The Bright Medusa
New York Knopf 1920 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
First Printing. From the collection of M.B. Goldstone, with his distinctive gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown. Goldstone's collection was recently auctioned off (along with is brother--the Steinbeck bibliographer) with some of his titles setting records at auction in NY. A very good copy in green cloth with purple top stain (somewhat faded) and uncut edges elsewhere. A little darkening to the cloth spine with the title hard to read. Clean interior pages. There is a tipped in period photo clipping of the author with a caption from M. L. Mencken proclaiming Cather's "My Antonia" as the best American novel written by a woman. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Young Wallingford, Chester, George Randolph
13 Chester, George Randolph Young Wallingford
Indianapolis Bobb Merrill 1910 First American Edition Cloth Fine No Jacket Gruger & Raleigh 
First Printing. A very handsome first print copy in fine condition--without the very rare dustjacket. Blue cloth with gilt decorations and lettering to the front board and spine and some minor blindstamping. Tight and square copy--very clean interior and exterior boards. Some dustiness to the page ends--but minor. Previous owner's name in ink to the front pastedown with some darkending to the front and rear pastedowns--possibly where a newspaper clipping may have been--this copy came from the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone and has his penciled signature to the front free endpaper along with "First Edition" notations. Goldstone and his brother were well known collectors and Steinbeck bibliographers--with some of their auctioned titles selling for record prices recently. This is a very collectable copy. 
Price: 115.00 USD
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Wounds In The Rain, Crane, Stephen
14 Crane, Stephen Wounds In The Rain
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1900 First Edition Cloth Fine No Jacket 
First Printing. From the recently auctioned collection of M. B. Goldstone--with his custom gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature to the ffep. A just about fine copy from the author of "A Red Badge of Courage". Olive green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations to the front board and spine. Gilted top edge. 347 pp. A tight and square copy--totally unmarked inside and out. A tiny bit of edgewear to the head and heel of the spine--but that's about all. 11 war related stories from the author's experience in Cuba. 
Price: 260.00 USD
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The Best Novels And Stories of Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Dearing, Frank
15 Dearing, Frank The Best Novels And Stories of Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1949 First Cloth Very Good NO Jacket 12mo 
First Printing. Compilation of Rhodes stories and western fiction--edited by Frank Dearing and with an introduction by F. Frank Dobie. Western fiction at it's finest from writing dated from 1910, the period when Western fiction reached it's height in the United States--this was the time of Hopalong Cassidy and many other characters fictionalized into immortality. A clean and tight unmarked copy with just a slightly tanned spine--no dustjacket. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Clansman, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
16 Dixon, Thomas Jr. The Clansman
New York Doubleday Page & Co. 1905 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
First Printing 1905. The author's presentation copy--signed on a special limitation page "With the compliments of Thomas Dixon Jr. Dixondale, Va". This is the true first printing with the gilt bordering surrounding the entire red cloth front board and gilt lettering with cross on the spine. The first trade edition had red cloth with white bordering. This copy also has the two advertisements for two of Dixon's other books following page 374 whereas the trade edition stops at page 374. Very good to near fine condition--slightly darkened on spine and a little spotting on the back board--although the front board is very bright and clean. A little wear to the head and heel of the spine (just beginning to fray). Gilt lettering on spine is still quite clear and bold eventhough the cloth is slightly darkened. Tissue guard covers the frontispiece.-- Otherwise tight & square. Beautiful M. B. Goldstone bookplate on front pastedown. A very scarce copy of a rare and controversial book--with the author's signature. "A historical romance of the Ku Klux Klan"--dedicated to the memory of the Grand Titan of the Invisible Empire". 
Price: 465.00 USD
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The Leopard's Spots, Dixon, Thomas Jr.
17 Dixon, Thomas Jr. The Leopard's Spots
New York Doubleday, Page & Co. 1903 First Illustrated Edition Decorated Cloth Very Good No Jacket Williams, C. D. 
First Illustrated Edition 1903. From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M. B. Goldstone-with his distinctive gold custom bookplate slightly attached to the front pastedown and his penciled signature and notations to the ffep. A near fine copy--larger than the 1902 edition and different in decoration and color. Off white cloth with fine gilt and red decorations and lettering to the front board and spine--a vine format with either roses or tulips. Top edge is gilt, fore edge and bottom edge is uncut. 4 blank front edge pages before the half title page, followed by another free front edge paper and the frontispiece--still nicely covered in tissue. Followed again with a photo of the author's colonial home, a list of illustrations and a list of characters. 469 pp followed by 5 blank pages. A beautiful copy from the author of "The Clansman"--which is tied into this story as well. Historical fiction of race and the Ku Klux Klan. Very collectable copy from a famed collector. 
Price: 315.00 USD
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Trilby (Rare First Print Copy), Du Maurier, George
18 Du Maurier, George Trilby (Rare First Print Copy)
New York Harper & Brothers 1894 First Cloth Very Good 
First Edition/First Printing 1894. A handsome first print copy published immediately after the original magazine issues from Harper. Near fine condition. Lightly soiled grey/beige cloth boards--with attractive green and gilt decorations of a spider and web with a heart to the front board and spine. Front hinge is cracked but binding is sturdy without give. An altogether very attractive copy from the first "Du Maurier". From a recent Bonham's and Butterfields auction of early modern cloth literature. Additional scans available. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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Janice Meredith, Ford, Paul Leicester
19 Ford, Paul Leicester Janice Meredith
New York Dodd, Mead 1899 Limited Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Pyle, Howard 
From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone with his custom gold label loosely attached to the front pastedown--along with his penciled notes and signature on the front free endpaper. 2 volumes in decorated blue cloth with gilt top edge, uncut pages and custom paper. This was the limited edition. Vol. 1 has a couple of bumped corners and very minor rubbing--some dustiness to the uncut page ends. Vol II is near fine with only a slightly darkened spine. Each has a miniature frontispiece--one of George Washington--which was contributed by Howard Pyle and "pupils"--each volume is profusely illustrated with dozens of nicely done illustrations. Revolutionary war story in very collectable condition--and from the Adrian and M.B. Goldstone collection. 
Price: 130.00 USD
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A Knight of the Cumberland, Fox, John Jr.
20 Fox, John Jr. A Knight of the Cumberland
New York Scribner's 1906 First Cloth Fine No Jacket F. C. Yohn 
From the recently auctioned collection of well known collector M.B. Goldstone--with his splendid gold bookplate attached to the front pastedown and with his penciled signature with "First Printing" notation. A very nice first print copy in fine condition, red cloth with black and gold gilt lettering and decorations to front board and spine. Top edge gilt, other two sides uncut. A splendid copy with a well known illustrator. Frontispiece has the original tissue guard still in place. No interior markings whatsoever--Goldstone, who's copy of "The Great Gatsby" sold for over $150,000 at auction in 2009, is also the brother of Adrian Goldstone--who was Steinbeck's bibliographer. Very hard to find in the original 1906 publication and in this splendid condition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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