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1 BELLOW, SAUL. Mr. Sammler's Planet.
1969, 1970 Bound light blue cloth spine with darker blue paper over boards, black ink lettering on spine and front cover, top page edges blue, bottom and top edges lightly soiled, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, contents clean, dust jacket lightly worn and rubbed at some edges with a few small tears, dj in mylar wrapper. book Octavo Viking Press, New York 
BELLOW, SAUL. Mr. Sammler's Planet. Viking Press, New York (c1969, 1970 This book originally appeared in Atlantic Monthly in a different form.) )octavo.

Bound light blue cloth spine with darker blue paper over boards, black ink lettering on spine and front cover, top page edges blue, bottom and top edges lightly soiled, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, contents clean, dust jacket lightly worn and rubbed at some edges with a few small tears, dj in mylar wrapper.

Pagination: (6) 313pp (1) blank. First edition of this novel by Saul Bellow. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 BLYTHE, LEGETTE. Bold Galilean.
1948 Second Printing Bound dark blue cloth with cream color lettering o light soiling and staining, extremities rubbed, bookplate of M.S. Carothers along with an earlier color bookplate of a Julia Street, endpapers foxing, light tanning of pages, worn and chipped color dust jacket with tears torn from edges, dj in mylar sleeve. Signed by the author on the title page and the front free endpaper. Octavo Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1948 (c1948, Second Printing, August, 1948) 
BLYTHE, LEGETTE. Bold Galilean. Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1948 (c1948, Second Printing, August, 1948) Octavo.

Bound dark blue cloth with cream color lettering on spine, light soiling and staining, extremities rubbed, bookplate of M.S. Carothers along with an earlier color bookplate of a Julia Street, endpapers foxing, light tanning of pages, worn and chipped color dust jacket with tears torn from edges, dj in mylar sleeve. Signed by the author on the title page and the front free endpaper.

"...a novel of three Roman citizens in Palestine during the second and third years of Christ's ministry.... In a broader sense, the novel pictures the festering political corruption of an empire, already past its zenith, that was fomenting its own decline and fall and presents the only workable philosophy ever devised to solve these ills."--dj blurb. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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3 CARUTHERS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER. The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown. An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion.
1834 First Edition Bound publishers textured salmon cloth, lacking paper title labels, covers soiled, spine ends chipped, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpapers, light foxing, large dampstain on lower corner of pages of vol. 1, 2 pages with lower corner cut out--margin only. Inscription on both front flyleaves: "Miss Mary Catharine boke." book 12mo New York, Harper & Brothers 
CARUTHERS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER. The Cavaliers of Virginia, or the Recluse of Jamestown. An Historical Romance of the Old Dominion. By the Author of "The Kentuckian in New-York." In Two Volumes. Vol I. [& Vol. II.] New-York: Published by Harper & Brothers, No. 82 Cliff-Street, and Sold by the Principal Booksellers Throughout the United States. 1834. 2 vols. 12mo

Bound publishers textured salmon cloth, lacking paper title labels, covers soiled, spine ends chipped, worn through cloth at corners, corners bumped, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpapers, light foxing, large dampstain on lower corner of pages of vol. 1, 2 pages with lower corner cut out--margin only. Inscription on both front flyleaves: "Miss Mary Catharine boke."

Collation: 1-196, 1-216 (last 2 leaves blank). Pagination: (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-228pp; (1) title, (1) copyright, [3]-246pp, (1) addenda, (5) blank. First Edition. Wright: American Fiction 1774-1850 #493.

William Alexander Caruthers (c1800-1846). Born in Lexington, Virginia, he attended Washington College there, but did not graduate. With a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he practiced medicine in Savannah, Ga. until his death. He was one of the founders of the Georgia Historical Society. He published three novels all said to be somewhat imitative of Scott. The Cavaliers is based on Bacon's Rebellion or the Virginia Revolution of 1676, and centers around the activities of the Cavalier hero, Nathaniel Bacon and his opponents the Roundheads, led by Governor Berkeley. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 CONNELLY, MARC Green Pastures A Fable Suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sket
Bound green paper over boards with simple gilt dec spine very faded, surface of green paper rubbed away on all edges as well as numerous spots on spine and covers--cloth shows through underneath paper, green endpapers, with modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, top page edges gilt, other page edges untrimmed, previous owners signature on front flyleaf. Internally quite nice and clean, covers with more than normal wear. 
CONNELLY, MARC. The Green Pastures A Fable Suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun" By Marc Connelly With Illustrations by Robert Edmond Jones. 1930 Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated New York (c1930). Large paper quarto. Bound green paper over boards with simple gilt decoration, spine very faded, surface of green paper rubbed away on all edges as well as numerous spots on spine and covers--cloth shows through underneath paper, green endpapers, with modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, top page edges gilt, other page edges untrimmed, previous owners signature on front flyleaf. Internally quite nice and clean, covers with more than normal wear. Pagination: (1) half-title, (2) blank, (1) color frontispiece, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication, (1) blank, ix-x Forward, xi-xiii program, (1) blank, (1) Characters, (1) blank, ((1) scenes, (1) blank, (1) half title, (1) 1 blank, [3]-150pp, (1) limitation & signatures, (1) blank.. Or just: (18), 150, (1)pp. 1 color frontispiece, 11 full page illustrations plus 33 woodcut illustrations mostly at chapter headings & endings. Last printed page reads: "This large paper edition, the first to contain both the text of the play and the spirituals, has been produced at the Lakeside Press, under the direction of William A. Kittredge. It is limited to five hundred and fifty copies, signed by Mr. Connelly and Mr. Jones. Number 34." The number "34" is penned in with red ink and the signatures of the author and illustrator below. Regarding the illustrations, the Foreword begins: "It will be obvious to anyone who inspects this book that it is less a handsome edition of "The Green Pastures" with illustrations by Robert Edmond Jones than it is a collection of Robert Edmond Jones' drawings accompanied by the text of the play. It is a happy experience for the author to find his work in such magnificent company." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 FALSTEIN, LOUIS {Joseph Heller}. Face of a Hero.
1950 First Edition Publisher's proof, not bound and with preliminary dj over endpapers, contents clean, dj worn some at edges with a 2cm tear at the top of each hinge fold and another at the bottom. book 14 x 20.3cm NY, Harcourt, Brace and Company 
FALSTEIN, LOUIS {Joseph Heller}. Face of a Hero. By Louis Falstein. Harcourt, Brace and Company, NY (c1950, first edition) 14 x 20.3cm

Publisher's proof, not bound and with preliminary dj over endpapers, contents clean, dj worn some at edges with a 2cm tear at the top of each hinge fold and another at the bottom.

Pagination: (1) half title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) half-title, (1) blank, 3-312pp.

"Here is an early copy of one of our most important fall publications. Complete jackets are not ready yet, but we are sending this copy to you now because we want you to be among the first to read what we believe is one of the most powerful and truthful novels to come out of World War II. Face of a Hero by Louis Falstein will be published on August 17 at $3.00."--inside front dj. Stamped on front flyleaf: "Famous Artists Corporation, 9441 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California." Louis Falstein was a aerial gunner in the 15th Air Force, winning the Air Medal four times. "The first war novel to picture air combat from the enlisted men's point of view."--jacket flap of the bound edition. Some critics have suspected Joseph Heller plagiarized this novel in his Catch-22, as they both have similar settings: both novels are set at the Mediterranean base of an American bomber squadron in World War II. Both focus on a wounded airman in a full body cast. However, both Falstein & Heller were Air Force veterans from Russian Jewish families in Brooklyn who served in Italy during the war. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 KIPLING, RUDYARD. Kim.
1901 First Edition Bound dark olive colored cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, black ship on spine and front cover with front cover surrounded by double black lines--worn away along top edge, top page edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, inside hinges strengthened with flexible glue but glue stains on exterior of cloth along hinges, cloth starting to crack along rear hinge with loose ends pasted back down, light scattered foxing--heavier on title page and frontispiece as well as pages on either side of the illustrations, bookplate of Dan W. Pratt on front paste-down endpaper as well as the modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers. book 14 x 20.5cm. New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 
KIPLING, RUDYARD. Kim. By Rudyard Kipling Author of "Plain Tales from the Hills," "The Seven Seas," "The Jungle Books," "The Day's Work" "Stalky & Co.," etc. [DP logo] New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1901. 14 x 20.5cm.

Bound dark olive colored cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover, black ship on spine and front cover with front cover surrounded by double black lines--worn away along top edge, top page edges gilt, other edges untrimmed, spine ends chipped away, worn through cloth at corners, inside hinges strengthened with flexible glue but glue stains on exterior of cloth along hinges, cloth starting to crack along rear hinge with loose ends pasted back down, light scattered foxing--heavier on title page and frontispiece as well as pages on either side of the illustrations, bookplate of Dan W. Pratt on front paste-down endpaper as well as the modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers.

Title printed in red and black. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) hindu reverse swastika, (1) title page, (1) copyright, (1) illustrations, (1) blank, 1-460pp. 10 illustrations including frontispiece. First edition with rhymed verse at head of chapters 8 & 13. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 MAUGE, GILBERT Unknown Quantity.
Limited edition, #88 of 800 printed on hand made paper. 1928 London, Fortune Press 
MAUGE, GILBERT. The Unknown Quantity. Trans. from the French by Shane Leslie. London, Fortune Press [circa 1928] 68pp, deckle edges, light 1?"x3?" bookmark stain top bound edge of 2 pgs., covers slightly bowed, soiled dj. with ragged edges. Limited edition, #88 of 800 printed on hand made paper. Fiction, by a French authoress. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 SMITH, LILLIAN. One Hour
1959 Bound dark gray cloth with white and silver lettering on spine, small dampstain at bottom of spine and front cover, a few scuff marks, bookplate of M.S. Carothers, light foxing at top of endpapers, top page edges grey, contents clean. No dust jacket. book Octavo NY, Harcourt Brace 
SMITH, LILLIAN. One Hour. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York (c1959, First Edition). Octavo. Bound dark gray cloth with white and silver lettering on spine, small dampstain at bottom of spine and front cover, a few scuff marks, bookplate of M.S. Carothers, light foxing at top of endpapers, top page edges grey, contents clean. No dust jacket. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) other books, (1) title, (1) copyright, (1) dedication(1) blank, (1) half-title, (1) blank, [3]-440pp. Lillian Smith (1897-1966) Southern author and longtime civil rights crusader. "Lillian Smith's eloquent and moving new novel... is a book of large dimensions. Distinct from her earlier writing, not focused on the race question, One Hour is, instead, the consummation of a distinguished author's work in its triumphant quest for meaning and in its quality of intense excitement, brilliantly sustained."--dj blurb. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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9 WIESEL, ELIE. A Beggar in Jerusalem. A Novel by Elie Wiesel.
1970 First Printing stated Bound blue cloth spine with silver lettering, black paper over boards, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down, 2 small tears on half-title, good+ condition but with slight fading at head of spine, a light bump at one forecorner, dj with two very small rubs. dj with two very small rubs. book octavo New York, Random House 
WIESEL, ELIE. A Beggar in Jerusalem. A Novel by Elie Wiesel. Translated from the French by Lily Edelman and the author. New York, Random House (First Printing, c1970) Octavo.

Bound blue cloth spine with silver lettering, black paper over boards, bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down, 2 small tears on half-title, good+ condition but with slight fading at head of spine, a light bump at one forecorner, dj with two very small rubs. Pagination: (8) 211, (1) blank, (1).

Fiction of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War by the recipient of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
(16801) 
Price: 9.00 USD
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