The Oldest English Epic

This antique hardcover book is bound in maroon cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the spine. Cover has very mild edgewear. Bookplate on front inner board. Pages browned; some soil to foredge. The Oldest English Epic: Beowulf, Finnsburg, Waldere, Deor, Widsith, and the German Hildebrand; translated in the original metres, with introductions and notes by Francis B. Gummere. This is a verse translation of the classic epic poem, among others; Francis Barton Gummere was an influential scholar of folklore and ancient languages, a student of Francis James Child. 203 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".

  • Francis B. Gummere
  • The Macmillan Co., 1909

A Tale of Two Cities

Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds a masterpiece of drama, adventure, and courage featuring Charles Darnay, a man falsely accused of treason. Book is in very good condition with light wear, slipcase is in good condition with wear and soil. 371 pages, approx. 6 x 9. Includes "The Hourglass."

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Charles Dickens
  • Rene Ben Sussan, illustrator
  • The Heritage Press, 1938

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

No jacket or slipcase. 'Withdrawn' stamp on the title and copyright pages, no other markings. Crisp binding. 288 pages, 6 x 9. The adventures of Tom Swayer's best friend Huckleberry Finn and the escaped slave Jim on the Mississippi River. 

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Mark Twain
  • Harry Brockway - illustrator
  • The Folio Society, 1993

Ten Vintage Science Fiction Titles

Collection of ten vintage science fiction books in hardcover cloth bindings. All books have intact bindings with all pages intact. The books show some light wear, soil and foxing, but are generally in very good, clean condition. Jackets show a bit more wear, with some chipping, edgewear and soil. Great for shelf decoration, housewarming gift, or just for your personal collection.

This collection includes:

  • Mutant 59: The Plastic Eaters - Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis. Viking, 1972. Book club edition.
  • The Kindly Ones - Melissa Scott. Baen Books, 1987. Book club edition.
  • Congo - Michael Crichton. Knopf, 1980. Book club edition.
  • Futurelove - Anne McCaffrey, Joan H. Holley, Jeffrey A. Carver. Bobbs-Merrill, 1977. Book club edition.
  • The Hostage of Zir - L. Sprague de Camp. Berkley, 1977. Book club edition.
  • The Avatar - Poul Anderson. Berkley, 1978. Book club edition.
  • The Faded Sun: Shon'Jir - C.J. Cherryh. Doubleday, 1978. Book club edition.
  • Robots and Empire - Issac Asimov. Doubleday, 1985. Stated first edition, $16.95 jacket price.
  • Imperial Earth - Arthur C. Clarke. Harcourt Brace, 1976. Book club edition.
  • Cemetery World - Clifford D. Simak. Putnam, 1972. Book Club edition.

Alice Tisdale Hobart - Five Matched Volumes

This set of five books by Alice Tisdale Hobart is bound in matching red boards with decorative black and gilt spine lettering and decorations. Includes: River Supreme; Oil for the Lamps of China; The Cup and the Sword; The Peacock Sheds his Tail; and Their Own Country. All are circa the 1930s. One volume (River Supreme) is bound upside down. Each is approx. 300 pages, 5"x8".  Books are in good condition with some foxing and soil to edge, cover wear and soil, and some light browning to pages.

  • ALICE TISDALE HOBART - Five matched volumes
  • P.F. Collier and Son

Native Son

Some light cover wear; a few pencil marks within, overall a clean copy. This is the author's second book; includes a foreword by Dorothy Canfield. This is a later printing of the first edition of the book, "B-P" on copyright page.  6"x8" with 359 pages.

  • Richard Wright
  • Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940

Washington's Young Aids

This antique hardcover book is bound in gray cloth with blue and orange lettering and a blue, brown and orange cover illustration. Spine is slightly browned, but covers are clean overall; some foredge soil, a little spotting here and there, but most inner pages also clean. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. This is a story for young readers based on historical events of Washington's New Jersey campaign. Grosset copyright states 1897, this is likely a later reprint. 391 pages; approx. 5"x8"  

  • Everett Tomlinson
  • Peter F. Copeland, illustrator
  • Grosset & Dunlap, 1897

The House Without a Key

Pages are clean. Gift inscription on front endpaper and owner's label on front innerboard. Some faint cover spots. Pages 314-315 are a little darkened from a newspaper clipping that was place inside. 5"x7.5" w ith 316 pages. Earl Derr Biggers first Charlie Chan mystery, set in Hawaii. 

  • The House Without a Key
  • Earl Derr Biggers
  • Grosset & Dunlap, 1925

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Complete seven volume set of Gibbon's classic history of the Roman Empire. Some of the gilt on spines is fading, some soil to outer page edges, inside pages are clean and bright. Mapped innerboards. Each volume is 5.5"x8.5" with 3928 total pages.

  • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Edward Gibbon
  • J.B. Bury (Editor)
  • AMS Press, Inc, 1974
  • ISBN 0404028209

The Bishop Murder Case

A Philo Vance story; cover has spider web design in red. Spine titles in red and gold. Cover corners have minor wear. Spine is a little discolored, top and bottom are a little worn. Some spots and stains on inside covers. Pages still fairly bright. 5" x 7.5" with 349 pages. The Bishop Murder Case is the fourth in a series of mystery novels about fictional detective Philo Vance. The detective solves a mystery built around a nursery rhyme - believed to be the first "nursery-rhyme" mystery book.

  • The Bishop Murder Case
  • S. S. Van Dine
  • P. F. Collier & Son, 1929