Category: Early 20th Century Fiction (Cloth Books)

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Flute and Violin (And Other Kentucky Tales)

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1891

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: cfe12594


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 ... View more info

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D'ri and I

By: Bacheller, Irving

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Lothrop Publishing Company: 1901

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12555


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 cl... View more info

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Flowing Gold

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12576


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 th... View more info

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The Iron Trail (First Printing)

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $215.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1913

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13533


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... View more info

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James Shore's Daughter

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Doran: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12598


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 th... View more info

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Little Caesar

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1929

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12431


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. View more info

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A Woman Of Shawmut: A Romance Of Colonial Times (First Printing)

By: Carpenter, Edmund Jones

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Company: 1891

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13247


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 ... View more info

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My Mortal Enemy (First Printing)

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $215.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1926

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12352


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. View more info

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12564


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... View more info

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Sapphira and the Slave Girl

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12565


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 clo... View more info

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Youth and The Bright Medusa

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12569


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 pa... View more info

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Obscure Destinies

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $245.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12570


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. ... View more info

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Young Wallingford

By: Chester, George Randolph

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobb Merrill: 1910

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: cfe12608


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--t... View more info

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Wounds In The Rain

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $260.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12597


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 spi... View more info

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The Best Novels And Stories of Eugene Manlove Rhodes

By: Dearing, Frank

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1949

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12642


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. View more info