The Future Life in the Light of Modern Inquiry

This antique hardcover book is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Edgewear to covers and spine; owner's name on front inner board, some light pencil underlining, browned pages. The author writes about the concept of immortality or the afterlife in Christianity. 240 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".

This antique hardcover book is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. Edgewear to covers and spine; owner's name on front inner board, some light pencil underlining, browned pages. The author writes about the concept of immortality or the afterlife in Christianity. 240 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".


  • THE FUTURE LIFE IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN INQUIRY
  • Samuel McComb
  • Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919
  • First edition




The Life of Emanuel Swedenborg

Antiquarian biography of Swedenborg, Swedish Lutheran theologian, scientist, philosopher and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). This edition also includes a brief synopsis of his writings, both philosophical and theological. Black cloth cover with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Some light wear, spine a bit faded. Binding is tight, pages generally clean. 5 x 7 with 266 pages.


  • The Life of Emanuel Swedenborg
  • William White
  • Lippincott, 1878




Portrait in Laughter

A satirical novel of life among the Lower East Side White Russians. This book has a green dust jacket with off-white lettering and a color cover illustration signed "Parrish-Martin." DJ has edgewear,  soil to flaps, rubbing and wear. Book has some dust spotting and edgewear; inner pages are clean. 205 pages; appprox. 5"x8". Somewhat scarce.


  • PORTRAIT IN LAUGHTER
  • Wood Kahler
  • E.P. Dutton and Co., 1946
  • First edition







The Devil That Failed

Fantastic fiction recalling Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." From Kirkus Reviews: "curious story of a professor who wakes to find he has become a giant, and discovers himself in the care of a demoniac Hungarian doctor and two unstable female nurses. The professor finally figures a way out of his predicament by recalling a scientific rule, but this doesn't happen until both reader and he have sweated it out through many an anxious page." Overall a nice and crisp copy, bottom edge of book shows sun fading. Some soil and light fading to jacket. 5.5 x 8.5 inches with 271 pages.


  • The Devil That Failed
  • Maurice Samuel
  • Alfred A. Knopf, 1952
  • First edition








Coronet

Sweeping historical novel that follows the holders of The Coronet from the 1600s to the early 20th century. Book is clean and crisp, just some light soil and wear. Jacket shows a bit of edgewear, small bump tear on rear panel. 6 x 8.5 inches with 677 pages.


  • Coronet
  • Manuel Komroff
  • Grossett & Dunlap, 1930






Tubie's Monument

From the jacket flap, "Tubie's Monument" is "a deadpan, diabolically funny drama about the scramble for that TV gold -- and about that TV phenomena, Joe Lavingo the man whose personality brings out the mother in every housewife, and who therefore can sell anything." This book has some jacket soil and edgewear, mostly on the spine. Book has mild edgewear, but inner pages are clean, binding is tight.  311 pages; approx. 6"x8".


  • Tubie's Monument
  • Peter Keveson
  • E.P. Dutton & Co., 1956
  • First edition







Strange Gift

This scarce, first-edition copy of Bushnell's novel has a gray dust jacket with brown lettering and a black-and-white illustration. Book is in very good condition with light foxing and light wear; jacket is in good condition with dust stains, edgewear, rubbing, faded spine and soil-now in mylar. Bushnell said she based the main character of this paranormal novel, psychic Nancy Morse, on her own mother. 309 pages; approx. 6"x8".


  • STRANGE GIFT
  • Adelyn Bushnell
  • Howard-McCann, 1951
  • First edition