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A BOOKSELLER'S COLLECTION OF HER WORKS: Spanning nearly 30 years. A BOOKSELLER'S COLLECTION OF HER WORKS: Spanning nearly 30 years.
Various places, publishers and dates: (1962 - 1991). Fifteen items. First edition of each item. Many signed and/or inscribed. When I would buy an occasional book from her during her "antiquing phase," as she called it, Berge would send along an inscribed copy of one of her own books. All are in very good to fine condition. Carol Bergé (1928 - 2006) was an American poet, highly active in the literary, performing and visual arts renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. In the 1980s, a scandal in academia and her choice to fictionalize it cost her teaching jobs as well as support from the publishing industry. From there she championed antiquing as a profession, taking an extended sabbatical from writing (Wikipedia). The collection includes DOUBLE MEMORY, Grindstone City: The Alternative Press, No date, postcard-size broadside with a drawing by Anne Mikilowski. FOUR YOUNG LADY POETS, New York: Totem Press/Corinth Books (1962), which includes Berge's first book appearance, SIGNED "For Allen Ahearn from Carol Berge"; also includes Barbara Moraff, Rochelle Owens, and Diane Wakoski; this copy additionally INSCRIBED by Wakoski, "For Naftali Best wishes, Diane," with two small drawings [Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg (1923 - 2010) was an American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs]; a laid-in note from Carol Berge explains who "Naftali" is. SKY - YELL, New York: Ronald Gross, 1968, Poemsheet #3, 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper with poem on one side, trifolded with title on front panel. CIRCLES, AS IN THE EYE: POEMS, (Sante Fe): Desert Review Press (1969), INSCRIBED 'For Allen Ahearn, who is major in my circle - Carol Berge," very good in pictorial wraps. FROM A SOFT ANGLE: POEMS ABOUT WOMEN, Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1971), INSCRIBED "For Allen Ahearn - with fond greetings from Carol Berge," fine in slightly rubbed, price clipped dust jacket with minor chipping and a closed tear on back cover. A COUPLE CALLED MOEBIUS: ELEVEN SENSUAL STORIES, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1972), SIGNED, fine in dust jacket. LUMINA, Norwich,Conn: Stone Press 1974, Stone Press Weekly No.22, Postcard with poem on one side. AT BIG SUR, Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1975, SIGNED, oversize postcard (5 1/2 x 7 1/4") poem on one side and publisher info on the other. THE UNEXPECTED: POEMS BASED IN THE ELEMENTS, Milwaukee: Membrane Press (1976), SIGNED, 72 pages, stiff paperwraps, about 51/2 x 8 1/2". BLACK BOOK, Bowling Green: Newedi Press, 1976, the second in the "Black Book" series which feature one poet, 44 pages, stiff wraps, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2", INSCRIBED "For Allen Ahearn Fondly Carol Berge." ALBA GENESIS: NEW POEMS 1978, Woodstock: Aesopus Press (1978), INSCRIBED, "For Allen Ahearn in gratitude - Carol"; Also a laid-in note from Carol, "double cover - no dedication (V RARE - pre-pub edition of 10)"; stated limitation from publisher was 500 copies. J's SONG - WATERr & FIRE, Woodstock: Aesopus Press, 1978, about 5 x 8-inch broadside on card stock. A SONG, A CHANT, Albuquerque: Amalgamated Sentivity Publications, 1978, 12-page pamphlet, the "Birthday Edition," one of 100 SIGNED copies. THE DOPPLER EFFECT, Emeryville: Effie's Press (1979), INSCRIBED "For Allen Ahearn - This beautiful book - I think this one is a work of art on both levels. Carol 1985"; very good to fine in stiff silver wraps. ALBA NEMESIS: THE CHINA POEMS, 1969-1978, Albuquerque: Amalgamated Sentivity Publications (1979), INSCRIBED "To Allen Ahearn, with respect - Carol 1985"; she has also written on the last page, "Edition of 125, Feb. 16, 1979"; very good or better in paperwraps with one corner a little bent. FIERCE METRONOME: THE ONE-PAGE NOVELS AND OTHER SHORT FICTION, New York: Window Editions (1981), INSCRIBED "For Allen - This "newie" halfway between poetry & prose - a medium I so enjoy! w/love Carol"; tall, pictorial wraps, 6 x 10 3/4 inches, very good but for a few rough edges. ZEBRAS OR, CONTOUR LINES, Bowling Green/Santa Fe: Tribal/Center Press (1991), INSCRIBED "For Allen Ahearn, with thanks always in sharing - Carol SFe"; a collection of short fiction including 12 new Santa Fe stories; uncorrected proof, fine in glossy wraps.

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THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series. THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series.
New York: (Pynson Printers), 1935-1938. First edition. Volumes 1 to 3, each with 4 numbers, so 12 volumes total. Each is about fine with the barest wear in original glassine which may have occasional shallow chippping.

[Book #53117]       Price: $150.00
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THE NEW COLOPHON. THE NEW COLOPHON.
(New York: Duschnes Crawford, 1948-49). First edition. Eight volumes, four for each year. In two leather-backed slipcases. Fine.

[Book #53118]       Price: $200.00
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories.
Tokyo: ShinchoSha, 1994. First Japanese edition. (We assume. We can't read Japanese.) Translated by Aono Satoshi. The book is fine in very good dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and small piece of clear tape at bottom of spine. The Buk in Japanese.

[Book #53122]       Price: $150.00
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THE BURGESS FLOWER BOOK FOR CHILDREN. THE BURGESS FLOWER BOOK FOR CHILDREN.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1923. First edition. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photos. INSCRIBED BY BURGESS on the front free endpaper (not to anyone in particular), "Flowers have brought so much of joy and beauty to the world that I want you to know them / Thornton W. Burgess / 1928." Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess' (1874 - 1965) wrote numerous books for children, including those about the U.S. version of "Peter Rabbit" in his Old Mother West Wind series. This copy with what appears to be the childhood signature of Eleanor Holden Stoddard on first blank (Stoddard was an editor for the National Science Foundation). Spine a little faded, tops lightly rubbed, still very good or better in green cloth with pictorial plate on front cover. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1959). First edition. Brainwashing and much more. A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him. Made in to a good movie with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Janet Leigh. Very good in rubbed dust jacket with shallow chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #53124]       Price: $350.00
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ZELDA: A Biography. ZELDA: A Biography.
New York: Harper & Row, (1970). First edition. INSCRIBED by Milford on the half-title page, "'the money was pouring in'... Nancy Milford 10/12/02." Near fine with spine lightly creased; in very good or better dust jacket with crease along front flap fold, slight aging and very mild foxing on edges of verso.

[Book #53042]       Price: $75.00
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AN ECHO IN THE BONE. AN ECHO IN THE BONE.
New York: Delacorte Press, (2009). First edition. SIGNED and dated 9/29/2009 by the author on the title page. The seventh book in the Outlander Series. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53113]       Price: $75.00
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CATCH-22. CATCH-22.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1961. First edition of the author's first and most famous book. On just about every list of the most important books of the Twentieth century--its anti-war attitude set the tone for the 1960's, and the title became part of our lexicon. Mike Nichols directed the 1970 screen version with Alan Arkin, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, et al. The book is near fine with only the barest fading to the blue cloth; in an about fine, unclipped, unrestored and unchipped, bright dust jacket with just a small crease at top corner of jacket and light rubbing. HIS FIRST AND MOST FAMOUS BOOK.

[Book #53121]       Price: $2,000.00
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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story. THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story.
(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer neighborhoods of American cities. He particpated in dialogues with the governments of South Africa and in hundreds of domestic issues affecting minorities in the United States" (from the jacket flap). Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #53131]       Price: $100.00
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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday, 1967. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Al / Finally (a) book with no political significance -- Best / Bob Kennedy." A collection of essays from Robert F. Kennedy which grew out of his speeches, travel, and experiences as Attorney General under his brother, President John F. Kennedy, and as a Senator. The essays address what RFK perceived to be the challenges of the time and they provide a fascinating insight into the President he might have been. Near fine with small erasure ghost on (dark blue) front endpaper and base of spine and lower tips lightly rubbed; in very good to near fine dust jacket with spine ends and tips lightly rubbed and few tiny tears.

[Book #53112]       Price: $1,500.00
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OSIRIS CHIERICO. OSIRIS CHIERICO.
Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1987. First edition. With a full-page INSCRIPTION from Knop on front endpaper, dated 2-2-89 Washington. One of 1,500 numbered copies (of a total of 1,700). The work of the Argentine artist, with numerous illustratrations, mostly in black and white, but with some in color. Includes several essays in Spanish and English with biographical information. 183 pages, a large quarto. About fine in black cloth and original pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #53116]       Price: $150.00
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THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1963. First edition of his most famous work, which Graham Greene once described as the best spy story he had ever read. This cold-war thriller inspired by the Berlin Wall brought le Carre instant fame and was made into a 1965 film starring Richard Burton. Very good or better with just a bit of fading on spine; in a very good dust jacket with tiny chips on corners and spine ends, and light soiling on the plain white back cover.

[Book #53120]       Price: $1,500.00
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THE WHITE NEGRO. THE WHITE NEGRO.
(San Francisco): City Lights Books, (1957). First edition. The true first printing with front cover price 35 cents (later printings had price of 50 and 75 cents) Black-and-white, stapled paperwraps. Minor soiling and aging on white portions, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #53123]       Price: $200.00
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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book. Illustrated with photographs of Bradley in action as "the greatest [basketball] player in the history of the Ivy League." SIGNED by both McPhee and Bradley, the future Senator. Fine in a price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends, small chip at bottom of spine and crease to bottom of front cover. Scarce signed by both.

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BOND ON BOND. BOND ON BOND.
London: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. (2012). First edition. Number 908 of 1,000 SIGNED numbered copies. A special edition for Waterstones. Written with Gareth Owen. The ultimate book on 50 years of Bond movies. 2012 marked the fiftieth anniversary of this series. Roger Moore has written a book that features all the Bond movies, along with a wonderfully witty account of his own involvement in them: the girls, the villains, the cars, cocktails, gadgets, etc. Black cloth with pictorial silver stamping and matching slipcase. Fine.

[Book #53119]       Price: $150.00
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THE NIGHT GARDENER. THE NIGHT GARDENER.
Tucson, Arizona: Dennis McMillan Publications, 2006. First edition. Number 135 of 200 SIGNED numbered copies (of 304 total). Dark blue cloth boards lettered in gold on spine, Fine in dust jacket and black, simulated leather slipcase with just a few tiny bumps.

[Book #53129]       Price: $100.00
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KISS ME, DEADLY. KISS ME, DEADLY.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1952. First edition. SIGNED by Spillane on bookplate tipped to front endpaper. "50" written on top corner of front endpaper and slight edgewear, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends. Bookplate of collector Rolland Comstock on pastedown, under the dust jacket flap.

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THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.
(New York): Dutton, (2009). First edition. INSCRIBED BY TROPPER on the title page, "Hey Asya, I hope you like it. Best, Jonathan Tropper." Made into the recently released film of the same name with screenplay by Tropper, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. Spine ends very gently pushed, still quite fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #53133]       Price: $160.00
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I RISE IN FLAME, CRIED THE PHOENIX: A Play about D. H. Lawrence. I RISE IN FLAME, CRIED THE PHOENIX: A Play about D. H. Lawrence.
(Norfolk): New Directions, (1951). First edition. One of 300 (of 310 total) SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in near fine slipcase with only the barest wear, which we presume is because it is housed in a custom red-cloth chemise and red-leather backed slipcase, we presume for most of its life.

[Book #53084]       Price: $1,000.00
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THE ROSE TATTOO THE ROSE TATTOO
(New York): New Directions, (1951). First edition, in the later tan binding, SIGNED by Williams. Top of spine lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket with chipping to spine ends, spine toned from rose to reddish-orange. In specially made plain black cloth slipcase.

[Book #53048]       Price: $2,000.00
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.
New York: Limited Edition Club, 1982. First edition thus, with a foreword by Jessica Tandy and an introduction by the author. Illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. Number 51 of 2,000 copies SIGNED BY HIRSCHFELD. The play that starred Marlon Brando, in perhaps his best-known role, with Jessica Tandy, et al. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Made into a great film by Elia Kazan in 1951--also starring Brando with Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden--which received 14 Oscar nominations, with Leigh, Hunter and Malden each winning one. A fine copy as issued without dust jacket in slipcase with only very minor edgewear. "Whoever You Are, I Have Always Depended on the Kindness of Strangers."

[Book #53087]       Price: $350.00
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SUMMER AND SMOKE. SUMMER AND SMOKE.
(New York): New Directions, (1948). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Larry Rattner / Tennessee Williams." Rattner is a movie producer who worked with Williams occasionally. Made into the 1961 movie starring Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page and Rita Moreno. Light blue cloth faded a little around edges and corners worn, otherwise very good in first-issue dust jacket listing three Williams plays on inside back flap, with chipping on corners and spine ends and spine somewhat darkened.

[Book #53041]       Price: $2,250.00
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THE WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. THE WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1978). First edition. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Williams and R.F. Leavitt, the editor; introduction by Williams. Large cloth covered boards with gold spine lettering. About fine in price-clipped dust jacket and slipcase with both having only the barest wear on edges. Errata slip laid in.

[Book #53090]       Price: $300.00
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