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SOMEBODY IN BOOTS. Nelson Algren. SOMEBODY IN BOOTS.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1935). First edition of the author's first book. Based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. The title refers to someone with authority--namely bosses and police; poor folk and the powerless just wore shoes or went barefoot. Minor binding-glue bleed-through near inner hinges (which is common) otherwise a very good or better, nice clean copy with only the barest wear to the covers and with the brown top stain still very good. Lacking the original dust jacket but offered in a facsimile one. HIS FIRST BOOK.

[Book #53567]       Price: $750.00
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BOTH YOUR HOUSES A Play in Three Acts. Maxwell Anderson. BOTH YOUR HOUSES A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Samuel French, 1933. First edition. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Ex-library copy with stamps on endpapers and title, card holder on back pastedown,and some underlining in pencil. No other marks on book or dust jacket which has edgewear and a few closed tears and shallow chipping.

[Book #51340]       Price: $200.00
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MID-AMERICAN CHANTS. Sherwood Anderson. MID-AMERICAN CHANTS.
New York and London: John Lane, 1918. First edition. An early book of poems. Near fine with light foxing to the endpapers and a touch of soiling to the cloth boards. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51535]       Price: $100.00
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FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock. John Ashbery, Hecht Booth, Wilbur, Warren, Merwin, Merrill, Hollander. FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1984. First edition and only edition of a set of 22 broadside poems, printed in red and black, with each broadside SIGNED by the poet. Reportedly one of only 50 unnumbered copies, but no indication herein. The other poets included are Louis Coxe, Eberhart, Robert Fitzgerald, Daniel Hoffman, Kunitz, John Nims, Nemerov, Schuyler, Strand, May Swenson, Mona Van Duyn, and David Waggoner About 9 x 14 inch, laid in a marbled paper portfolio with printed label on front cover. Fine.

[Book #53650]       Price: $3,000.00
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THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts. W. H. Auden. THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts.
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. "English version after the Libretto of Schikaneder and Giesecke," by Auden and Chester Kallman. Translation in verse for the 1956 television production celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Mozart's birth. Fine in near fine dust jacket with back panel very lightly soiled and a touch of rubbing along edges.

[Book #25169]       Price: $75.00
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WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? George Axelrod. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs from the original stage production which featured Jayne Mansfield and Walter Matthau. Fine in near fine dust jacket with some minor rubbing on edges and light soiling on back panel.

[Book #24792]       Price: $50.00
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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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THE WASP FACTORY. Iain Banks. THE WASP FACTORY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1984. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK -- SIGNED by Banks. Written from the first-person perspective of a sixteen-year-old describing his childhood, which included deaths within his family. Fine in dust jacket with only the barest wear on the spine ends.

[Book #52515]       Price: $450.00
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POEMS OF EXCHANGE. Willis Barnstone. POEMS OF EXCHANGE.
Athens: (No Publisher), 1951. First edition. With six poems translated from the Spanish of Antonio Machado. INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper with a rather lengthy note to a friend: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. --- You know , honestly, in spite of 2 1/2 years of silence, I'm sure of the same intimacy with you...." Very good minus in light green, printed paperwraps with spine and front cover tanned, covers lightly soiled and corners bumped; one-inch tear split at head of spine, and inside rear cover shows few spots of rubbing and residue suggesting a pasted-on mylar cover has been removed.

[Book #51392]       Price: $60.00
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ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE. J. M. Barrie. ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First U.S.edition. Fine with small pen notation on front endpaper and slight foxing on pages. Dust jacket has slight foxing and slight edgewear. A nice example of an early dust jacket.

[Book #41492]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCE. Ambrose Bierce. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCE.
New York: Neale Publishing Co. 1909 - 1912. First edition. Twelve volumes, EACH OF THE TWELVE VOLUMES SIGNED BY BIERCE on a special "Compliments of" page. Less than one year after the final volume of THE COLLECTED WORKS was issued, Bierce disappeared in Mexico. Contents the same as the limited issue of 250 numbered copies, which were signed in volume one only, with the exception of the addition of the "compliments of" page, which appears in lieu of a colophon page. One of an undisclosed number of copies presumably intended for the use of the publisher and/or author. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND in three-quarter brown leather with burgundy cloth sides; spines each with gilt-stamped raised bands, 4 elaborately gilt-tooled panels with center fleuron, 2 gilt-lettered panels (author and volume number in one, and titles in the other), and, at the bottom, "SPECIAL AUTOGRAPH COPY" between gilt rules; page top edges gilt; pale blue marbled endpapers. From the collection of Willard S. Morse, with his bookish bookplate in each and, tipped to rear pastedown, the "Morse Collection" printed card with handwritten details for this particular set. Volume 2 with signature of Grant E. Bell and date (1938) at bottom of Morse's bookplate and short, penciled quote (from p.76) on verso of first blank leaf. Scattered foxing to few volumes page fore edges, occasional corner rub, otherwise a fine set. Typewritten index to each volumes contents laid in. PRESENTATION SET WITH EACH OF THE TWELVE VOLUMES SIGNED BY BIERCE.

[Book #54511]       Price: $9,500.00
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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53751]       Price: $250.00
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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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IN THE SUMMER HOUSE A Play. Jane Bowles. IN THE SUMMER HOUSE A Play.
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Illustrated with photographs. Very good with some foxing on page edges. In a slightly soiled dust jacket with spine tanned, a few small closed tears and nicks.

[Book #40219]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIRST LOVER AND OTHER STORIES. Kay Boyle. THE FIRST LOVER AND OTHER STORIES.
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, (1933). First edition. Dark blue cloth cover and gilt lettering very good to fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket slightly tanned at spine, with two small chips and one small closed tear.

[Book #23866]       Price: $75.00
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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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WINE ON THE DESERT And Other Stories. Max Brand. WINE ON THE DESERT And Other Stories.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1940. First edition. Very good with cloth edges rubbed, offset and page edges lightly soiled in dust jacket with rubbing, shallow chipping and minor soiling.

[Book #19979]       Price: $150.00
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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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TOWARD ROMANCE. Rollo Walter Brown. TOWARD ROMANCE.
New York: Coward McCann, (1932). First edition. Second book in his tetralogy about one man's escape from the coal mining life in fictional Wiggam's Glory, Ohio. Near fine in like dust jacket with tiny chips on corners and spine ends. A nice copy of a scarce book.

[Book #54402]       Price: $150.00
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories. Charles Bukowski. 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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LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE. Thomas Bulfinch. LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE.
N. C. Wyeth. (New York): Cosmopolitan Book Co. 1924. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, first edition thus. Spine just slightly faded and the barest wear on corners and spine ends, otherwise fine with pictorial front panel and endpapers. Lacking the dust jacket. Very nice copy.

[Book #41196]       Price: $150.00
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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE" Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE"
(No-place: no-publisher, August 4, 1977). Early draft of Robert Towne's screenplay for the 1984 movie "Greystroke," which was based on Burroughs' novel, TARZAN OF THE APES. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson with Christopher Lambert starring as "Tarzan" (the name is never used in the film's dialogue) and Andie MacDowell as Jane; the cast also included Sir Ralph Richardson, who received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor." Unfortunately Towne, who was apparently frustrated at being passed over for director, used the pseudonym "P. H. Vazak" (the name of his dog) for the film and so his Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay" was under that name. 170 pages, printed on rectos only, clasp bound with black card covers. Plain white label on front with handwritten "GREYSTROKE / Rob't Towne"; title handwritten on "spine" (left-side page edges). Covers a little loose but holding, otherwise very good.

[Book #52891]       Price: $600.00
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SPRING AT THE CAPITAL. John Burroughs. SPRING AT THE CAPITAL.
Wash., D.C. The Audubon Society, (1904). Reprinted from "Wake-Robin" for the Audubon Society of the District of Columbia. Edges slightly tanned and small chip in lower edge of rear cover, otherwise very good or better in grey stapled paperwraps.

[Book #35077]       Price: $50.00
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