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1 Caldwell, Erskine God's Little Acre
New York The Modern Library 1934 Later Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The DJ lists 284 titles. No internal marks or writing. Modern Library #51. Green cloth boards with red insert, gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Kent endpapers, spine #8. 
Price: 79.99 USD
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2 Conrad, Joseph Victory
New York Modern Library Later Edition Hard Cover Very Good  Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
DJ lists 362 titles, unclipped @ 1.25. Probably 1952 or 53, according to Toledano.  
Price: 21.00 USD
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3 Cummings, E.E. The Enormous Room
New York The Modern Library 1949 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
The DJ is not price clipped, 360 titles listed on the inside cover of the DJ. Minimal pen marks on the first 12 pages. 
Price: 19.99 USD
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4 Farrell, James T. Studs Lonigan a Trilogy
New York The Modern Library 1938 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The back of the DJ lists 362 titles. Modern Library Giant G41. Nice dark grey topstain. Previous owner name on the front pastedown, hidden by the DJ flap. Works included are Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan and Judgement Day. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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5 Gogol, Nikolai dead Souls
New York The Modern Library 1936 First Modern Library Edition Balloon Cloth Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Meets all the Toledano Guide points for first edition, 242 titles on the reverse of the DJ, 95 cents copy price, #7 spine, Kent endpapers, etc. Introduction by Clifford Odets. Stated first edition. Green boards with gilt lettering, gray topstain. No internal marks or writing. The DJ is fragile with closed tears and spine darkening. 
Price: 59.99 USD
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6 Joyce, James Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
New York Modern Library Later Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
DJ lists 271 titles, could be 1940 or 1941 edition according to Toledano. DJ .95. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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7 Joyce, James Ulysses
New York Modern Library 1946 Later Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Modern Library Giant G52, the DJ is unclipped, 3.95. New Edition corrected and reset 1961. Previous owner name neatly on the ffe. 
Price: 29.99 USD
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8 Kafka, Franz The Trial
New York Modern Library 1956 Hard Cover Very Good  Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
#318 in the series, DJ unclipped, $2.45  
Price: 14.00 USD
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9 Kerouac, Jack; Johnson, Joyce Wilderness a Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska
New York The Modern Library 1930 First Modern Library Edition Balloon Cloth Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Meets all the Toledano guidelines for the true first ML Edition. Flexible red balloon cloth, map endpapers, #6 regular spine, stated first edition, 243 pages. The inside of the DJ lists the complete 190 books in the series #182 on the DJ spine, which has very minor edgewear. Red topstain still evident with just minor fading and marking. Kent's woodcuts throughout. Includes the new "second preface" by the author. There are many examples of this book with different bindings and DJs that list 225 books, which are not true firsts, this one is the genuine First Edition, first state. Originally published in 1920, this book designed by the Walpole Printing Office Printed by the Parkway Printing Company and bound for the ML by H. Wolff. 
Price: 499.99 USD
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10 Rostand, Edmond Cyrano De Bergerac
New York The Modern Library 1929 First Modern Library Edition Balloon Cloth Near Fine Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Meets all the Toledano points for the true ML first. #4 binding with red balloon cloth gilt lettering still bright on the spine, Bernhard Endpapers, nice deep purple topstain, corners still sharp. The DJ has staining with minor chips and edgewear. DJ back cover indicates 159 books in print in the ML Edition series with a coupon as a part of the back cover for reordering. Very collectible. 
Price: 219.99 USD
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11 Steinbeck John, Of Mice and Men
New York Modern Library 1938 First Modern Library Edition Baloon Cloth Very Good Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
The DJ notes 95 cents per copy. No internal marks or imprints. Green balloon cloth, with slight fading on the spine, dj lists 257 titles. Kent endpapers. Spine is #7 in Toledano reference. Front of dj states " a new masterpiece", The strange disturbing drama of two men and a woman. Meets all the Toledano points for the true first Modern Library Edition. Previous owner name on the half-title page, neatly. The same name is written very faintly on the front of the DJ. This true first is very scarce with the correct DJ. 
Price: 99.99 USD
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12 Sterne, Laurence Tristram Shandy
New York Modern Library Limited/Numbered Hard Cover Poor  Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 

Price: 12.00 USD
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13 Wallace, Lew Ben Hur
New York The Modern Library 1933 First Modern Library Edition Balloon Cloth Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Meets all the Toledano Guide points for the true first edition. #7 spine with bright gilt lettering, brown topstain, Kent Endpapers, Balloon cloth binding, #139 listed on the spine of the DJ. 225 other titles listed on the inside of the DJ. There is minor chipping to the spine ends, but the 139 designation at the base of the DJ spine is still present. Chariot race illustration on the DJ front cover. No internal marks, names or writing. Very Scarce! 
Price: 229.99 USD
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14 Warren, Robert Penn All the King's Men
New York Modern Library 1953 Modern Library Edition Hard Cover Very Good  Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
DJ listed 380 titles.  
Price: 14.00 USD
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