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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

Condition: 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 attr... 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

Condition: Very Good


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... 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

Condition: 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. 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

Condition: Fine


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 col... View more info

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The Duke of Stockbridge

By: Bellamy, Edward

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Silver Burdett and Company: 1900

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12609

Condition: Fine


First Printing (BAL 970). A handsome copy in fine condition. Green cloth with silver gilt to the front board and spine--as well as the top stain. Uncut paper edges. 371 pp. with 4 advertising pages at verso. A very nice and clean copy. Tight and square. Clean cloth boards and unfaded gilt decorations. Quality paper. Custom bookplate to the front pastedown--nicely done. From the recently auctioned collection of famed collectors, Adrian and M.B. Goldstone. Four illustrations including the frontispiece (which still has the tissue guard intact). Very collectable condition. 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

Condition: 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. View more info

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The World of Willa Cather

By: Bennett, Mildred R.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead: 1951

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12588

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1951. A superb fine copy in a near fine dustjacket. The early life of Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Cather--in and around Red Cloud, Nebraska. A beautifully preserved copy with only a little bit of dustiness to the page edges. The dustjacket is price clipped with only a little bit of chipping and edgewear to the usual places--head and heel of the spine. A must have for the Cather collector--written by a woman who taught some of the children connected with the characters in the novels--as Cather took the real life characters she met and adapted them for her characters. Red ... View more info

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The Quirt

By: Bower, B. M.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 1920

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12942

Condition: Near Fine


First Printing. From the M. B. Goldstone and Adrian Goldstone collection--with M. .B. Goldstone signature and notes in pencil to the front free endpaper. A near fine copy with only the lightest of age toning. Blue green cloth with yellow and darker blue decorations and lettering. 298 pp. 3 pp. adv at rear. A very collectable copy from famed Western writer B. M. Bower. She was a prolific author and her books were illustrated by many of the most famous illustrators of the day inlcluding Wyeth and Dixon. This title was illustrated by Anton Otto Fischer. Very collectable for Bower and Illustrators... 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

Condition: Fine


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. 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

Condition: Fine


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 t... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 ... View more info

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On Writing

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12575

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1949. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone--with his custom gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown. A nice copy in fine condition--in an unclipped and very good dustjacket. This copy has just some very light age toning to the dustjacket--and some edgewear and chipping to the head and heel of the spine. There is one 3/4 inch closed end repaired tear to the rear panel on the bottom--not part of any lettering or decoration. Protected in a BrodArt Jacket cover. Dark top stain. 126 pp. Original $2.25 price on flap. Cather won the Pulitzer Prize and was one of the mo... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 Anto... 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

Condition: Fine


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". Golds... View more info

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Not Under Forty

By: Cather, Willa

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12592

Condition: Very Good


First Printing 1936. From the recent auction of noted collector M. B. Goldstone--with his famous gold custom bookplate loosely attached to the front pastedown--along with notations and his signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. A near fine copy in lime green with charcoal decorations and lettering to the front board and spine. A little dustiness to the cloth and page edges only. Top stain unfaded. An unclipped ($2.00) dustjacket in excellent condition except for a faded spine--no chips or tears however--a handsome unfaded and bright front jacket cover. A collection of essays (6). 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

Condition: Fine


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 endpa... View more info

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Trail Dust (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Clarence E. Mulford

Price: $100.00

Publisher: USA, Doubleday Doran: 1934

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: "Ethel" "Elaine"

Seller ID: cfe17608

Condition: Very Good


From the collection of Adrian & William Goldstone--a near-fine copy of the first printing of this title in red cloth with black lettering to the spine--no dustjacket. A small amount of toning to the spine only. A solid red topstain--as new.This copy is signed by Mulford on the title page--without inscriptions. In addition--it is also inscribed on the half title page, "Ethel, Elaine, ---Clarence"--scarce signed. Although the dustjacket is missing--facsimile dustjackets are available on the internet. The Goldstone brothers were prolific collectors of early western and detective fiction-- in addi... View more info

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The Haunted Jester (1st Printing)

By: Corley, Donald

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride: 1931

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13249

Condition: Near Fine


From the recent auction of renowned collector M.B. Goldstone and with his gold bookplate loosely attached to the front pastedown along with his penciled signature to the front endpaper. A near fine copy with only mild uniform overall age toning, a little dustiness to the uncut page edges. Otherwise a splendid copy in black cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorations. A collection of 14 stories with beautiful self illustrated drawings. Will be shipped Priority mail at media mail prices. 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

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Cruikshank's Illustrations of Smollett, Fielding & Goldsmith

By: Cruikshank, George

Price: $245.00

Publisher: London, Charles Tilt: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe15278

Condition: Very Good


Patterned Burgundy cloth boards with darker burgundy leather strip on spine with gold lettering and decorations. Gold gilt page edges all around. 12mo. Illustrations of Smollett, Fielding, and Goldsmith--in a series of 41 plates designed and engraved by George Cruikshank-famed illustrator of Dickens. Each plate is accompanied by descriptive extracts--fully explaining the subject. Cruikshank, even at the time of this publication, had his many loyal fans and collectors--of which many did not want to purchase Roscoe's complete Library of 10 volumes in order to obtain the engravings--so this book... View more info