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THE OLD-TIME COWHAND. Ramon F. Adams. THE OLD-TIME COWHAND.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1961. First edition, trade issue. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. INSCRIBED by Adams on the front endpaper, " To - - with best wishes. If you ever have to ride the rough string here's hopin' your cinch is tight./ Cordially yours, Ramon F. Adams." Fine in price-clipped dust jacket slightly sunned at spine, with few tiny nicks and just a touch of rubbing.

[Book #51457]       Price: $100.00
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ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES. Richard Aldington. ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1933. First edition. A novel set on the Continent and in Britain during the first quarter of the last century. Antony Clarendon grows up in the comfortable, protected, pre-World War I environment of rural Great Britain, believing that Englishmen are generous and caring and love the land with an opulence not found elsewhere. Corners of dark blue cloth just barely rubbed, otherwise fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket with spine background faded (black lettering is bright and clear) and a few small closed edge tears.

[Book #27806]       Price: $100.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. "Unrevised proofs" in tall, plain blue wraps with light-blue label printed in black. Measures 6 7/8 x 11 3/4"; last page number is "122" but pagination is double in that the pages are numbered "1A," "1B," and so on. A RARE ITEM, we know of only one other copy, which is in a University collection. A few minor scuffs and creases, otherwise near fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

[Book #52513]       Price: $3,500.00
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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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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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"THE LOST NOVEL": In Scribner's Magazine, Volume LXXXIV, No. 3. Sherwood Anderson. "THE LOST NOVEL": In Scribner's Magazine, Volume LXXXIV, No. 3.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, September, 1928. First edition. First appearance of this story by Sherwood Anderson. Paperwraps lightly worn on overhanging edges, front cover splitting at hinge (about 5"), otherwise very good.

[Book #52937]       Price: $50.00
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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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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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NONES. W. H. Auden. NONES.
London: Faber & Faber, (1952). First UK edition. Small name on front endpaper, offsets near inner hinges and the barest wear on corners, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with spine very slightly faded and one small closed tear. Very nice and bright.

[Book #36313]       Price: $125.00
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A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS. Paul Auster. A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS.
New York City: Siamese Banana Press, [1972]. First edition. Auster's first "book," an anthology of poems translated by him. Includes Breton, Elaud, Artaud, Aragon, Arp, et al. Cover by George Schneeman. 8 1/2 x 11-inches, in stapled wraps. SIGNED by Auster and with two black-and-white photos of Auster, each SIGNED on the verso, laid in. Very good in pictorial wraps with only minor aging. HIS FIRST "BOOK," SIGNED & WITH TWO SIGNED PHOTOS.

[Book #46023]       Price: $450.00
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THREE WEEKS IN POLITICS. John Kendrick Bangs. THREE WEEKS IN POLITICS.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894. First edition. INSCRIBED BY BANGS on endpaper, "This assay in Autobiography / is inscribed for my friend / [illegible] George Noyes Whipple / by his friend / The Idiot / John Kendrick Bangs / Jan: 3: 1919." Small, white, paper-covered boards printed in black. Recipient's bookplate on pastedown. Covers uniformly soiled, spine tanned, head of spine frayed, otherwise good to very good.

[Book #13609]       Price: $75.00
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CALAMITERROR. George Barker. CALAMITERROR.
London: Faber & Faber, (1937). First edition. A book of poetry. INSCRIBED, "For Alan --- from George Barker," and (illegibly) dated. Fine in slightly soiled yellow price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #43104]       Price: $60.00
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FLAUBERT'S PARROT. Julian Barnes. FLAUBERT'S PARROT.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First U.S. edition. Short-listed for the Booker. A review copy with letter, review slip and promotional photo laid in. Fine in dust jacket with a couple of small ripples on spine.

[Book #32931]       Price: $100.00
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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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REAL PRESENCE. Richard Bausch. REAL PRESENCE.
New York: Dial Press, (1980). First edition of his first book. SIGNED by Bausch. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #50482]       Price: $100.00
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DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER. S. N. Behrman. DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling (heavier on spine) and minor wear to spine ends and tips. The play was staged by Elia Kazan and starred Richard Widmark.

[Book #33026]       Price: $50.00
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WESTERN STAR. Stephen Vincent Benet. WESTERN STAR.
New York , Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (1943). First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped, aged dust jacket, a little darkened on spine and with a small closed tear and very slight edgewear, and old tape reinforcements on verso in a few places.

[Book #41497]       Price: $60.00
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GHASTLY GOOD TASTE: Or, A Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture. John Betjeman. GHASTLY GOOD TASTE: Or, A Depressing Story of the Rise and Fall of English Architecture.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1933. First edition. First issue with pages 119/120 bound in and errata at page 1. Corners and edges rubbed and spine label little soiled, (fortunately a spare spine label is tipped in the back), otherwise very good copy of his second book with long pull-out "Street of Taste..." at rear. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #22477]       Price: $50.00
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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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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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FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time]. Joseph Brodsky. FORMA VREMENI [Form of Time].
Minsk: Eridan, 1992. Presumed first edition with "first time published in our country and abroad" (in Russian) on copyright page. Written in the Russian language. Volume one of a two-volume set collecting poems, essays and plays, this volume being poetry only. Near fine in like dust jacket with only mild soiling and shelfwear and one thumb-nail sized chip from top edge rear panel. Although not noted in the book, this volume is from the collection of Robert Wilson, who operated the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City from 1951 to 1989 and was a prominent member of the literary community.

[Book #52602]       Price: $100.00
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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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THE FIRST WIFE: And Other Stories. Pearl S. Buck. THE FIRST WIFE: And Other Stories.
New York: The John Day Company, (1933). First edition. 14 stories with an introduction by Richard Walsh. A fine copy in nice, bright dust jacket with a split at front spine fold neatly repaired on verso, and just one tiny spot on spine.

[Book #41524]       Price: $200.00
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ON DISCOVERING AMERICA. Pearl S. Buck. ON DISCOVERING AMERICA.
New York: Survey Associates, Inc. 1937. First separate edition. Reprinted from "Survey Graphic." A condensed version appeared in "Reader's Digest." Light damp stain to lower outer corners throughout; soft vertical crease to the whole. Still, very good.

[Book #41797]       Price: $50.00
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MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward. Edgar White Burrill. MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward.
New York: The Century Co. 1916. Later printing. "A dramatization from the story of the same name by John Bennett." Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "To Jeanie dear, to whom all that the dedication implies belongs, and more, much more. From "the author." Jan. 1916." Front endpapers very lightly offset, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and tips. Publisher's card laid in. Scarce.

[Book #33128]       Price: $125.00
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