Category: Best of The Best (Modern Fiction Classics)

Sort

showing 1-15 of 75

Image for A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press, 1944

Edition: First


Heritage Press by permission of Limited Editions Club 1944. Fine in a fine unclipped dustjacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and illustrated decorations to front panel. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns. Original $3.00 price still on dustjacket flap. Excellent color and B&W illustrations throughout. Stained endpapers all around. A very collectable Heritage Press edition of RLS classic--protected in Brodart and in fantastic condition. 112 pp. Includes chapters "A Chi... View more info

Image for A Map Of The World (Signed 1st Printing)

A Map Of The World (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Hamilton, Jane

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, 1994

Edition: First Printing


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson, with the auction tag laid in. A superb and fine copy in fine condition--in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author without inscription on the title page. Hamilton's second novel after "The Book Of Ruth"--and warmly received. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover and will be shipped Priority mail at media mail pricing. View more info

Image for A Piece Of My Heart

A Piece Of My Heart

By: Ford, Richard

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, 1976

Edition: First Printing


First Printing. From the Donald S. Olson collection of modern firsts--with the auction tag laid in. A superb fine copy in an unclipped ($8.95) and near fine dustjacket--with just a slight amount of overall age toning--otherwise would also be fine. This copy is signed with signature only to the title page by the author. This is Richard Ford's first book--critically acclaimed but difficult to read. Protected in a Brodart jacket cover. A very collectable copy--tight, square... View more info

Image for A Rage To Live

A Rage To Live

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1949

Edition: First Printing


From the recent auction of the Donald S. Olsen collection--with the auction tag tipped in. A handsome copy that originally belonged to fellow author Donald Ogden Stewart--with Stewart's signature and address in Santa Monica on the front free endpaper--along with his notes as to date of purchase and date of reading. Stewart was friends with Hemingway and was the model for character Bill Gorton in "The Sun Also Rises". Stewart was more successful as a screenwriter--with su... View more info

Image for A Time Of Predators (Signed & Inscribed)

A Time Of Predators (Signed & Inscribed)

By: Gores, Joe

Price: $290.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, 1969

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1969--A stunning first print copy in near fine condition in an unclipped ($4.95) and near fine dustjacket. This copy is inscribed "To-------, The first one, I wrote it because Lee Wright of Random House said if I did--she would publish it! I did and she did." "Best Regards---Joe Gores". This copy has one lightly bumped corner and very mild age toning only--near fine. The dustjacket is unclipped with very light rubbing only--no chips or tears-... View more info

Image for All The Little Live Things (1st Printing)

All The Little Live Things (1st Printing)

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press, 1967

Edition: First Edition


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson--a very nice collectable copy in near fine condition in a very good plus dustjacket. Clean and tight copy with an unfaded yellow top stain. Just a touch of overall light uniform age toning. The dustjacket is unclipped and has just very minor shallow chipping to the head and heel of the spine and a small amount of toning to the panels. Overall a nice copy. Stegner is one of the masters of American literature, both ... View more info

Image for Brewster's Millions (1st Printing)

Brewster's Millions (1st Printing)

By: McCutcheon, George Barr

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1902

Edition: First Edition


From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone, with the auction tag laid in. A superb and fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Red cloth with black and gilt decoration to the front panel and spine--in as new condition. Clean copy, tight and square with only a little dustiness to the page edges. The very rare dustjacket is complete and unclipped--bright and colorful with minor edgewear, some age toning to the rear panel, and a small round stain to... View more info

Image for David Balfour: Being Memoirs of His Adventures At Home And Abroad

David Balfour: Being Memoirs of His Adventures At Home And Abroad

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $345.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's, 1893

Edition: First American Edition


First American Edition--First Printing. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone with his beautiful gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his name signed in pencil with notations to the front endpaper. Goldstone and brother Adrian (Steinbeck's bibliographer) were great collectors of 19th and early 20th Century fiction. This copy is in dark tan cloth with dark brown and silver decorations and lettering to the front board. Spine is decorated in same with... View more info

Image for Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Knopf, 1982

Edition: First


First Printing. Fine in a near fine dustjacket. Signed by author on a bookplate attached to the front free endpaper. 303 pp. Author bio at end. Dustjacket has light age toning on the rear panel--two very small closed end repaired tears--not noticeable unless you take the DJ out of the mylar acetate covering. Set in Baltimore, Tyler's hometown, story of a dying elderly mother and her relationships with sons and daughter. Very collectable condition. From a recent auction o... View more info

Image for Flight of The Intruder

Flight of The Intruder

By: Coonts, Stephen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, Naval Institute Press, 1986

Edition: First Printing


First Printing. A fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page--signature only. An unread mint copy. The dustjacket has one little 1/2" long wrinkle to the very bottom of the rear panel--almost not enough to mention as it is barely noticeable. A great collectable copy of the author's first book--scarce in this condition. View more info

Image for Galatea (1st Printing)

Galatea (1st Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1953

Edition: First Edition


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson. A near fine copy in a very good and unclipped dustjacket. Light overall uniform age toning with some dustiness to the page edges, a couple of words in ink to the rear endpaper. Overall a nice tight copy. The dustjacket is unclipped with minor edgewear to the extremities and some rubbing to the back panel. A nice collectable copy. Cain mostly dealt in Hollywood screenplays, where his relationship with the studios ... View more info

Image for Galatea (First Printing)

Galatea (First Printing)

By: Cain, James M.

Price: $130.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1953

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1953. A very handsome copy in fine condition in an unclipped ($3.00) and near fine dustjacket. Light age toning to the top cloth edge only. Dustjacket has minor chips--mostly to the back flap and one on the head of the spine--along with some age toning. A bright clean copy in very nice condition--collectable copy. A very attractive dustjacket cover. Cain is the author of "A Postman Always Rings Twice" which became a great John Garfield movie.... View more info

Image for Good As Gold (Signed First Print)

Good As Gold (Signed First Print)

By: Heller, Joseph

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster, 1979

Edition: First


First Edition/First Printing 1979. An absolutely splendid copy in fine condition in an unclipped and very fine dustjacket. This copy of "Good As Gold" is as good as new. Signed by Heller on the title page just above his name in blue ink. A very splendid copy in very collectable condition with only the Simon & Schuster colophon trademark to the bottom page block--otherwise this is perfect. Protected in Brod Art jacket cover. View more info

Image for Interface

Interface

By: Gores, Joe (Signed & Inscribed)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, M. Evans & Co., 1974

Edition: First


First Printing 1974. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine unclipped ($5.95) dustjacket. This copy is signed and inscribed "This is the one that I've felt always worked the best" "Warmest Regards, October 85"--by the author. There is one minute little stain to the red top edge only. The dustjacket has minor edgewear and a couple chips at the tail of the spine as well as very slight rubbing where the cloth and boards meet--only slight. A beautiful collectable c... View more info

Image for Life Among The Savages

Life Among The Savages

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young, 1953

Edition: First


First Printing 1953. A handsome collectable copy in near fine condition in an unclipped ($3.00) and very good dustjacket. Mild age toning to book edges and paper edges--very mild only. Uncut paper edges. Dustjacket is darkened at spine and back panel with chipping to the head of the spine and edgewear. A couple of small closed end tears--however the front pictorial dustjacket is bright and clear. Jackson also wrote "The Lottery" and is a gifted author of the mid 20th Cen... View more info