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THE OLD-TIME SALOON: Not Wet - Not Dry Just History. George Ade. THE OLD-TIME SALOON: Not Wet - Not Dry Just History.
New York: Ray Long & Russell Smith, 1931. First edition. Interesting marbled-cloth boards. Faint stain on first blank and frontis verso, still very good to near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #28611]       Price: $60.00
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ON THE PRINCIPLES OF CLASSIFICATION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM; On the Structure of THE HALCYONOID POLYPI; On the Morphology of the MEDUSAE. Louis Agassiz. ON THE PRINCIPLES OF CLASSIFICATION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM; On the Structure of THE HALCYONOID POLYPI; On the Morphology of the MEDUSAE.
Charleston, S.C. Walker and James, 1850. First edition. A pamphlet relating the results of the third meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Charleston, SC, in 1850. Contemporary owner's name and date on front cover. The fragile pamphlet is understandably showing its age. There is a bit of damp stain along the bottom edge of the front. The pages inside though are in quite good shape. A report on a scientific gathering in very good condition.

[Book #47124]       Price: $125.00
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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862. Agriculture, Isaac Newton, Commisioner. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition of the first report, as the Department was established that year. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 78; Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture. 48 full-page, etched plates of fruits and farm animals bound at front. 632 pages with additional drawings in the text (insects; fruit sections, etc.). Good to very good in textured cloth boards with spine somewhat dulled, light foxing to prelims (not affecting plates), and light dampstain to upper corner of last several pages.

[Book #52536]       Price: $100.00
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THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs. Edward Albee. THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs
Charleston, WV: 1983. First edition. In September 1983, Albee spent a 2-week "Marshall Evans" residency at the University of Charleston, during which he lectured, taught seminars on writing, acting and directing, and directed two of his own plays, "The Sandbox" and "Counting the Ways." This small archive from that period contains a newspaper article from the local paper on Albee's arrival, an autograph note signed by Albee to Dr. William Plumley of the university ("Bill -- When did we schedule Evans & the student TV forum? Friday, I hope. If today, rearrange, as I am busy 'till 9 pm today. Regards in Christ, Edward."), and 5 x 7" black-and-white photos from the play rehearsals signed and dated by Albee on the verso (2 images, 6 photos in all: 3 copies of each, all signed and dated on verso by Albee). In addition, there are two chatty, full-page follow-up letters to Plumley, each on Albee's stationary and with original hand-addressed envelopes. October 9, 1983: "Dear Bill: Thanks for your nice letter. By all means: send along some poems . . ." December 11, 1983: "Dear Bill P: I'm delighted to learn that Huntington progresses. Doubtless they'll be in touch whenever clarity looms. I doubt [scratched out] Warhol (you see, I can't even bring myself to spell it!) would come to an opening out of NYC . . ." The autograph note is torn at the bottom and has a pencilled notation from a colleague, one of the photos shows a little wear and another has light offset (from Albee's signature), else fine. TWO WEEKS IN CHARLESTON, WV.

[Book #37406]       Price: $400.00
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NEW CONNECTICUT: An Autobiographical Poem. A. Bronson Alcott. NEW CONNECTICUT: An Autobiographical Poem.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. Revised and enlarged, first edition thus. Spine ends frayed, corners slightly worn, and minor water damage on back cover, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #42348]       Price: $125.00
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NEVER COME MORNING. Nelson Algren. NEVER COME MORNING.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by Algren on first blank. With an introduction by Richard Wright. Very good or better with name on front endpaper and slight wear on corners and spine ends. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #52725]       Price: $150.00
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ONE FAT ENGLISHMAN. Kingsley Amis. ONE FAT ENGLISHMAN.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1963. First edition. Fine in yellow dust jacket showing slight edgewear, a couple of closed tears and two very small stains.

[Book #43111]       Price: $60.00
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NEW POEMS BY AMERICAN POETS. W. H. Auden. NEW POEMS BY AMERICAN POETS.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. First edition. Scarce simultaneous hardback issue including Auden, Kinnell, Merrill, Roethke, Sarton, Stevens, Wilbur, et al. Edited by Rolfe Humphries. Corners a touch bumped, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with minor chipping. Ballantine, a paperback publisher, printed very few copies in hardback.

[Book #29356]       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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CONFESSIONS OF AN ACTOR. John Barrymore. CONFESSIONS OF AN ACTOR.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1926). First editon. His autobiography, illustrated with numerous full-page photographic plates showing Barrymore in his various roles as well photos of him and his family. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt on front and spine. Gilt dulled, otherwise would be near fine; in good to very good dust jacket with some wear and chipping, principally on corners and top of spine and not affecting any text, and with faint water stain on front fold. Still attractive and QUITE SCARCE IN JACKET.

[Book #36075]       Price: $200.00
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NO TIME FOR COMEDY. S. N. Behrman. NO TIME FOR COMEDY.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with nicked tips and a touch of minor rubbing. An attractive copy of this play which starred Katherine Cornell and Laurence Olivier.

[Book #32534]       Price: $100.00
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LOVE INSURANCE. Earl Derr Biggers. LOVE INSURANCE.
New Y ork: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1919]. First of this Photoplay edition, which we assume was issued about 1919, or later, as that is the year the first movie, with Ralph Denny, was made. Another movie, starring Abbott and Costello and with Robert Cummings, was made in 1940 under the title "One Night in the Tropics." Old insect damage on bottom of covers, otherwise very good in chipped but still very good dust jacket. An early photoplay jacket.

[Book #52239]       Price: $250.00
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LONG SON: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery. Peter Bowen. LONG SON: A Gabriel Du Pre Mystery.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Christopher (Buckley), Great friend, fellow scribbler, occasional humongous pain in the ass. We need to write less & fish more. Love, Peter Bowen, May 1999." Lain in is a note from Bowen to Buckley starting with "BUCKLEY, YOU PR--K Thanks for the book - most revolting package ever, it'll sell like hot cakes ...." Fine in dust jacket. GREAT EXCHANGE BETWEEN FRIENDS?

[Book #45697]       Price: $100.00
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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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THIRTY STORIES. Kay Boyle. THIRTY STORIES.
London: Faber and Faber, (1948). First UK edition. INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Doris (Grumbach) with love - Kay Washington, D.C." Grumbach, the author of Chamber Music and a number of other well-received works was a good friend of Boyle's. Short, previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, otherwise fine in slightly chipped dust jacket with few small holes. Nice Association.

[Book #29244]       Price: $100.00
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THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT. David Bradley. THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT.
New York: Harper & Row, (1981). First edition. Uncorrected proof in yellow printed paperwraps. The winner of the second Pen/Faulkner Award. Light soiling to covers and slight vertical indentation in spine, otherwise near fine. Scarce.

[Book #20148]       Price: $100.00
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THE UNTAMED. Max Brand. THE UNTAMED.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. First edition of Frederick Faust's first book, under his most famous pseudonym Max Brand, and the author's first western. Very good in red cloth with light offset on endpapers, hinge papers starting, spine slightly sunned and light soiling. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #47769]       Price: $150.00
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OUT OF THE EARTH. Louis Bromfield. OUT OF THE EARTH.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. INSCRIBED at his Malabar Farm, "Malabar 1950 For Charlie Rogers with the friendship and best wishes of Louis Bromfield." Very good or better with pictorial endpapers showing faint offset and cloth with a little wear. In a supplied very fine dust jacket almost new with two small closed tears.

[Book #48615]       Price: $200.00
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MORE TO AND AGAIN. Walter R. Brooks. MORE TO AND AGAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First edition, fifth printing, originally published in 1930. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fine in dust jacket with "V" chip at top of spine affecting "lter" in Walter, otherwise very good to fine with minor soiling but no other chipping.

[Book #33142]       Price: $100.00
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THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel. Dan Brown. THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel.
New York: Doubleday, (2003). First edition. First issue, with "skitoma" page 243, line 25. This run-away best seller was the second novel to feature Robert Langdon. Filmed with Tom Hanks in the starring role. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #50614]       Price: $150.00
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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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KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS. Gerald Butler. KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1946). First U.S. edition of the author's first novel, which was first published in 1940 in England by Jarrolds shortly before they were bombed out in the blitz (from dust jacket). Red cloth boards speckled, slight offset from boards to endpapers but otherwise about very good in good, lightly soiled and somewhat scraped/rubbed dust jacket with closed tear on front panel affecting second "S" in "KISS" (still legible) and edges worn (rubbed and small chips and tears).

[Book #53283]       Price: $75.00
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THE ALLEYS OF EDEN. Robert Olen Butler. THE ALLEYS OF EDEN.
New York: Horizon Press, (1981). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK--SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #11348]       Price: $50.00
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ROUGH-HEWN, Dorothy Canfield. ROUGH-HEWN,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1922. First edition. An American girl is taken to France to be raised, while the partner she is destined to marry remains in the States. "Americans will be fascinated to read of French home life, the old Basque woman, who tries to teach insinuation and deception and her brilliant and cynical music teacher." (blurb) Fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and one small closed tear at the bottom of a fold, backed with clear archival tape. Ad for Lewis's BABBITT on back flap. A very nice copy.

[Book #40885]       Price: $200.00
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THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY. Karel Capek. THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY.
New York: Macmilllan Company, 1940. First U.S. edition. Translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall. The novel describes the two or three days of rescue work in a mine after an explosion. Tiny string pull on spine and vertical offsets near hinges, otherwise fine in very good to near dust jacket with spine slightly tanned, a touch of spotting to one corner rear panel, few small rubbed chips and tears, and spine folds internally reinforced with archival tape.

[Book #54444]       Price: $250.00
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