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Unpublished True Stories; from the Private Files of True Story Magazine
1 Unpublished True Stories; from the Private Files of True Story Magazine
N.Y. Macfadden 1939 Soft Cover Very Good Plus  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original paperback pulp of true-life stories, or at least so claimed. Could not be better condition. At the risk of shocking you, here are the stories:To Hold My Man; Leave Married Men Alone; My Strange Marriage; When a Girl Trusts a Stranger; Out of My Wife's Past; Tried to Be a Glamour Girl; Without a Husband; I Forgive- Would You?; My Daughter-in-Law's Secret; and I Told the World My Story. An example of how desparate readers were for material before TV ! 181 enticing pp.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Baldwin, Faith The Golden Shoestring
New York Rinehart & Co. 1949 First Edition (No Additional Printings.) Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Red-orange cloth on boards. Library discard. Panel from DJ glued inside. A young couple marries, both believing that the other partner is well off. When they find out they're both broke, they are shattered. Still, they stick together even though they don't want to go to work or to share their personal secrets. Library rebind. 243 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Wuthering Heights, Bronte, Emily
3 Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights
New York Portland House Illustrated Classics 1987 0-517-64301-4 / 9780517643013 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Percy Tarrant and Clare Leighton 
Red cloth illustrated by large colour pastedown on boards. The ageless love story adorned with colour illustrations by Percy Tarrant and B/W woodcuts by Clare Leighton. 371 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Jilted; Published Serially Under the Title "One I Love" , Brookman, Laura Lou
4 Brookman, Laura Lou Jilted; Published Serially Under the Title "One I Love"
N.Y. Grosset and Dunlap 1933 Decorative Cloth Very Good  No Jacket Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Unidentified 
Original orange cloth decorated in black and green on boards, no DJ. Ex - Jones Electric Supply Co.Library ! Quite a rare book, it has survived very well with only minor soiling and is lightly cocked. Attractive art deco cover (SEE SCAN). 250 pp.  
Price: 48.00 USD
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5 Brown, Martin / Holman, Russell Cobra
New York Grosset and Dunlap 1925 Ritz-Paramount Photoplay Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Photos 
Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name in pencil. I found no reviews. Would you like to read this book ? Spend some time with Rudolph Valentino ? 281 pp. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Imaginary Marriage , Cooper, Henry St. John (John Creasey)
6 Cooper, Henry St. John (John Creasey) The Imaginary Marriage
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. Hard Cover Fair  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original red cloth on boards. Faded, spine torn full length and glued, front endpaper damaged. In fragile condition, but all readable at 1/3 the price of other hardcovers. Published in 1922 (originally). No synopsis found. 250 pp. One of 600 titles credited to John Creasey, who used at least 20 pseudonyms. Scarce in hardcover.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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"It Is For England!"; A Romance of Our Own Times , Cowen, Laurence
7 Cowen, Laurence "It Is For England!"; A Romance of Our Own Times
London Hodder and Stoughton 1917 Decorative Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red cloth with black lettering, blind-stamped crossed rifle and lance, on boards. No DJ. By the author of "Wake Up"! This is another political piece in the form of a novel, striving to alert the English to the danger of the Kaiser's advances. Previous owner's name. Text uniformly tanned. Top of last page torn by careless separation. 279 pp.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Lovers of the Market-place, Dehan, Richard
8 Dehan, Richard The Lovers of the Market-place
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1928 First (No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Brown cloth on boards. Brief gift note. DJ chipped along head, with inch-square notch missing from head of inner flap. Saturday Review for February 9, 1929, states, "One has to be tremendously interested in 'The Lovers of the Market-place' to pursue their unhappy adventures to their happy conclusion." - P. 670. Set in England in 1879, the text hobbles along with frequent stops for reflection on the language as to its meaning. Finally, the happy ending. 359 pp. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Dell, Ethel M. Dona Celestis
London Ernest Benn Limited 1953 Fourth Impression Hard Cover Good Plus Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Orange cloth on boards. No writing. Rear hinge lightly cracked. First appeared in 1933, and still a story of triangular love that will have you praising one man and hating the other...until you read the whole thing ! 320 pp. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Ships of Youth; A Study of Marriage in Modern India, Diver, Maud
10 Diver, Maud Ships of Youth; A Study of Marriage in Modern India
N.Y. A.L. Burt Co. 1931 Reprint Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original green cloth on boards. Striking DJ cover art of young woman with riding crop. DJ badly chipped and worn, barely holding together. Researching this title led me to discover the degree to which British and Indian relations at many levels were surrounded by stereotypes and prejudice. Sequel to A Wild Bird. 496 pp. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Emperor; A Romance , Ebers, George
11 Ebers, George The Emperor; A Romance
N.Y. A.L. Burt Original Cloth Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original maroon cloth with gilt spine lettering on boards, no DJ. Both hinges repaired, P.O.N., OW good. This is at least the sixth romantic/historical novel based in ancient Egypt by this author as a result of his 25 years of study of that region. 388 pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Farnol, Jeffery The Happy Harvest; A Romance
London Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. Colonial Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Red cloth on boards. Continues the story of The Crooked Furrow, but 10 years later. Thank goodness it's not in the dialect of John o' the Green, my first and nearly last exposure to Farnol. Perhaps I should give him another chance ! 376 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Amaru; A Romance of the South Seas , Frisbie, Robert Dean
13 Frisbie, Robert Dean Amaru; A Romance of the South Seas
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Doran, & Co. 1945 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good  Good Plus 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Vera Bock (DJ) 
Original green cloth with gilt decoration on boards. Linecut end sheets by the author (Maps). Front flap of DJ clipped at head, but original price of $2.50 remains at foot of rear flap. A romantic/ridiculous tale of fortune hunting and romance on a South Sea island. Minor chips to head and foot of DJ with three inside tape repairs. Foot of DJ stuck to cover on verso. 246 pp.  
Price: 85.00 USD
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Amaru; A Romance of the South Seas, Frisbie, Robert Dean
14 Frisbie, Robert Dean Amaru; A Romance of the South Seas
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Doran, & Co. 1945 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original green cloth with gilt decoration on boards. Linecut end sheets by the author (Maps). A romantic/ridiculous tale of fortune hunting and romance on a South Sea island. 246 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Old Doctor , Gaddis, Peggy
15 Gaddis, Peggy The Old Doctor
N.Y. Arcadia House Inc. 1943 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red cloth with large all-cap title on boards. Front free endpaper missing; previous owner's name, ow better than good. Doctor's daughter becomes a physician herself, hopes to marry her boss, and falls in love with a special patient. 256 pp.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Gautier, Theophile Mademoiselle De Maupin
Paris Bibliotheque-Charpentier 1907 3/4 Leather on Cloth Boards Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Brown 3/4 calf on cloth boards. Chevalier d'Albert is a young man searching for the ideal woman as a lover. He meets Rosette, but after a few months grows tired of her. Rosette introduces him to her date, Theodore, who turns out to be attractive to d'Albert in a way not known before. Stay tuned for the rest of the story. Text in French. 421 pp. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Gomery, Percy Curve: Go Slow; A Romance of Pacific Coast Highways
Ottawa Graphic Publishers, Limited 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Bernadette Gomery 
Illustrated blue cloth on boards. Gutter of Pp. 6-7 glued, but readable. Clean, attractive copy. 333 pp. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 Hawthorne, Nathaniel The Scarlet Letter/The Blithedale Romance
Boston James R. Osgood and Company 1875 Reprint. Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall J.R. Davis 
Green cloth on boards embossed front and back. Previous owner's name. Spine abraded head and foot. 307 and 288 pp., respectively. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Humphries, Adelaide Trial Flight
New York Arcadia House Publications 1938 First Edition. Hard Cover Good Plus Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Green cloth on boards.No reviews found. Apparently this author has several romance titles, of which most are related to nursing. DJ price-clipped. Several date stamps suggest library experience. DJ torn 3 inches. 252 pp. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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20 Mason, Caroline Atwater A Minister of the World
Philadelphia Henry Altemus 1899 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Blue cloth decorated in florals on boards. Ran in Ladies' Home Journal, Nov., 1894. No reviews found. 154 pp. Focuses on a lily-white super-minister, too good to be true, and the apple of his eye. A poignant, believable account of how the best people sometimes make tragic mistakes. Another one I wish I could read. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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