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AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES The Complete Set on CD (219 Guides). AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES The Complete Set on CD (219 Guides). Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004-2007). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #41625]       Price: $350.00
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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
New York: Macmillan Co. (1963). First edition. SIGNED by Algren. Essays on travels, Playboy, etc. Near fine with cloth spine and paper baords showing a little rubbing on tips; in very good dust jacket with some edgewear and tiny chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52683]       Price: $150.00
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TWO SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS FRAMED. Martin Amis. TWO SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS FRAMED.
Two black-and-white photos of Amis. Close-ups shot from the neck up, each about 7 inches high by 11 inches wide. Both SIGNED BY AMIS on the photos. Nicely framed together in a black mat and silver metal frame with overall dimension of approximately 14 x 18". Fine.

[Book #52781]       Price: $250.00
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SOME TREES. John Ashbery. SOME TREES.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First edition of the poet's first regularly published book. In the Yale Series of Younger Poets, with a foreword by W.H. Auden. Award-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on front endpaper. The book is fine in near fine dust jacket with shallow chip at head of spine, one small unobtrusive tear, and tanning at spine and folds and top edges. POET ANTHONY HECHT'S COPY.

[Book #53616]       Price: $750.00
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EPISTLE TO A GODSON: and Other Poems. W. H. Auden. EPISTLE TO A GODSON: and Other Poems.
New York: Random House, (1972). First edition. Two-toned, lime-green boards. The book has lightly sunned spine and edges with two tiny nicks to bottom edges of boards where bruised. Printed dust jacket is barely rubbed along edges. A very good to near fine copy.

[Book #48398]       Price: $60.00
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LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers. Karl Baedeker. LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers.
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1892. Eighth revised edition. Includes three maps and fifteen plans (many folding and two-page). Flexible, red cloth boards, gilt-lettered on front and spine, marbled page edges. Frontis folding map torn and beginning to detach, otherwise about very good with covers scuffed.

[Book #52638]       Price: $100.00
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NOTES OF A NATIVE SON. James Baldwin. NOTES OF A NATIVE SON.
London: Michael Joseph, (1964). First UK edition. An uncorrected proof copy in pale green printed wraps with "24 Feb 1964" stamped on cover (presumably the publication date). Minor wear and soiling but still very good for this fragile item.

[Book #50316]       Price: $150.00
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THE WORKS OF J. M. BARRIE; [The Kirriemuir Edition, in Ten Volumes]. J. M. Barrie. THE WORKS OF J. M. BARRIE; [The Kirriemuir Edition, in Ten Volumes].
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. First edition thus. One of 1,000 copies signed by the publisher and the printer. Includes AULD LICHT IDYLLS; A WINDOW IN THRUMS | MARGARET OGILVY; PETER AND WENDY; BETTER DEAD | AN EDINBURGH ELEVEN; TOMMY AND GRIZEL; WHEN A MAN'S SINGLE; MY LADY NICOTINE; SENTIMENTAL TOMMY; THE LITTLE MINISTER ; and THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD. Blue cloth backed gray paper boards; top edges gilt. Light edge rubbing and wear, minor soiling; pastedowns browned as in all copies it seems, otherwise a very good set.

[Book #39901]       Price: $500.00
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GILES GOAT-BOY. John Barth. GILES GOAT-BOY.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1966. First edition with "H18" on last page. "With compliments of Doubleday & Company, Inc." stamped on front pastedown. Very good or better in dust jacket with a faint small green spot and one long closed tear (mended on verso with tape) on front, some soiling on back panel and minor edge wear.

[Book #45579]       Price: $60.00
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THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales. Paul Barton, Howard A. Norman. THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales.
Norman Laliberte. Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, (1980). First edition. Illustrated by Norman Laliberte. Number 21 of 100 copies SIGNED by Norman and Laliberte. Publisher's letter and advertising broadside laid in. This copy in acetate and scarce publisher's dust jacket, which appears to be from the trade edition (there were 2000 copies in all). Fine in fine dust jacket(s).

[Book #51181]       Price: $150.00
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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1921. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED, DATED AND SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. "For Billie Allen / in memory of many / happy hours on the / shore of Lake Como / Robert C. Benchley / Dec 20, 1921." Light soiling and cloth edges slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40334]       Price: $500.00
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HIS THOUGHT MADE POCKETS & THE PLANE BUCKT. John Berryman. HIS THOUGHT MADE POCKETS & THE PLANE BUCKT.
Pawlet: Claude Fredericks, 1958. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies in sewn paperwraps. Fine in original mailing envelope. Scarce.

[Book #35661]       Price: $200.00
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AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY. Books on Books, John. Pollard Carter, Graham. AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY.
London: Constable & Co Ltd. 1934 & 1948. First edition. 400 pages, four plates, index. The most famous case of bibliographical investigation to uncover the frauds of Thomas J. Wise. Fine in dust jacket with only minimal wear on edges. Along with "The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. / Footnote to an Enquiry," by the same authors,, but publihsd by Rupert Hart-Davis and Scribner/s, London/New York. A 95 page pamphlet in printed wraps, yapped edges a little frayed, but still very good or better. Thomas Wise Forgeries.

[Book #29817]       Price: $200.00
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AFTER THE RAIN. John Bowen. AFTER THE RAIN.
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with small, faint, round stain on front cover.

[Book #41836]       Price: $60.00
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THE SMOKING MOUNTAIN: Stories of Post-War Germany. Kay Boyle. THE SMOKING MOUNTAIN: Stories of Post-War Germany.
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). Two volumes of the first UK edition. One is INSCRIBED to her good friend Doris Grumbach, the novelist, essayist and critic, "Love to Doris - Kay." In what appears to us to be the first binding: light-red cloth with gold lettering. Chambers [A25c] calls for a burgundy cloth with black lettering. We've included a copy in the burgundy cloth (without a dust jacket). Both books are the same height but the lighter red one is 5-and-a-half inches wide, while the burgundy is about 5-and-an-eighth inches wide. It's evident that the original sheets were trimmed for the later, burgundy binding. The original dust jacket, intended for the lighter red binding, was obviously folded to fit the smaller burgundy book but fits much better on the lighter red one. Minor edgewear to cloth, dust jacket has a few small chips but otherwise very good to fine for both.

[Book #29768]       Price: $200.00
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THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. Anne Bronte, as Acton Bell. THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First American edition in one volume. Hailed on the title page as being by the "Author of 'Wuthering Heights'," though that book was by Emily Bronte, not Anne. An apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE, by their sister, Charlotte. First few and last several leaves foxed but otherwise only occasional scattered foxing to margins, making this a nice, clean copy. In contemporary three-quarter leather binding with brown cloth boards. Edges and corners professionally touched up by Dragonfly Bindery and Studio; altogether very good to near fine. FIRST U.S. ONE-VOLUME EDITION.

[Book #51843]       Price: $1,250.00
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FREDDY THE MAGICIAN. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY THE MAGICIAN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy shows a fraudulent magician a few tricks of his own to protect the inhabitants of nearby Centerboro. The barest wear on corners, otherwise the book is fine in dust jacket with chips at spine ends eliminating "Freddy/the" at top of spine and one V-shaped chip slightly affecting the "Y" in "Freddy" on front cover.

[Book #33167]       Price: $100.00
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WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT. Walter R. Brooks. WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition, so stated. Children's book, illustrations by Kurt Wiese. An early Freddy in which he helps the cow run for office in the first animal republic. Later re-titled "Freddy the Politician." Fine, lacking the dust jacket, which is scarce.

[Book #33172]       Price: $125.00
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POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American. William Cullen. Washington Irving Bryant. POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American.
London: J. Andrews, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original drab boards, untrimmed. [BAL 10134.] Published 2 months after the U.S. with same contents but this edition edited by Irving who introduced Bryant's poetry to British audiences in his preface, added several pages of notes at the end and, per William/Edge (p.97), altered "The Song of Marion's Men." Poor with all but small remnant of spine label perished, front cover detached but present, spine back significantly chipped.

[Book #54917]       Price: $150.00
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COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting. James Lee Burke, Charles Willeford, introduction. COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting.
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1989. First edition. By Charles Willeford, who died before he could sign the edition, with an introduction by Burke. An out-of-series, unlettered copy in the same binding as the 26 lettered ones, SIGNED BY BURKE. Fine as issued, in full black leather with lettering and design stamped in gold (the lettered copies were the only copies so bound).

[Book #54529]       Price: $500.00
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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD. James Lee Burke. IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD.
New York: Hyperion, (1993). First edition, One of 150 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

[Book #17457]       Price: $150.00
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WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. Robert Burns. WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
London;: James Cochrane and Co. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

[Book #40671]       Price: $1,000.00
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POOR FOOL. Erskine Caldwell. POOR FOOL.
New York: Rariora Press, 1930. First edition of his second book. One of 1,000 numbered copies; illustrated by Alexander Couard. Blue buckram boards lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Spine very slightly sunned, much less than usual, otherwise very good to fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #25904]       Price: $100.00
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HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents. MM. Callery, and Yvan. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. First U.S. edition. Translated from the French "with a supplementary chapter, narrating the most recent events" by John Oxenford. Dark (green?) cloth boards decoratively blind stamped on covers and with gilt lettering on spine. Tissue map--a facsimile of a Chinese map of the course of the insurrection--roughly detached but laid in. Ex-library copy with label on front cover and another front pastedown. Otherwise, good to very good with endpapers darkened due to binding glue and scattered foxing throughout.

[Book #52561]       Price: $100.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED EDITION FINELY BOUND.

[Book #54361]       Price: $12,500.00
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