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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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HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets. Norman Hume Anthony, as Judge Jr. HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets.
New York: John Day Co. (1928 -1930). First edition of the latter two titles in the series and third printing of HERE'S HOW!, the first in the series. ALL THREE IN DUST JACKETS. Small (32mo), varying colored boards. Second volume lacks front free endpaper and is cracked at front spine gutter, otherwise all three are near fine. In good or better dust jackets with evidence of sticker removal to front panels. First volume with lower third of spine missing and mottling from old water stain to rear panel. Scarce books. Scarcer still in dust jackets. A TRIO OF PROHIBITION ERA COCKTAIL BOOKS.

[Book #54743]       Price: $1,500.00
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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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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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DISTORTIONS. Ann Beattie. DISTORTIONS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1976. First edition. SIGNED on front end paper. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK of short stories, published simultaneously with CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, her first novel. Fine in dust jacket with one small tape repair at back of top of front panel and touch of lightly rubbed creasing at spine ends.

[Book #16213]       Price: $65.00
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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. Madison Smartt Bell. THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.
New York: Viking Press, 1983. First edition. His first novel. SIGNED by Bell on the title page. Near fine in dust jacket with barest shelf wear to edges.

[Book #48503]       Price: $125.00
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THE NEW COLOPHON. Books on Books. 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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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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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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WHAT BECAME OF ANNA BOLTON. Louis Bromfield. WHAT BECAME OF ANNA BOLTON.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1944). First edition. Light, unavoidable offset to pastedowns near spine gutter, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with just minor edgewear and a touch of light soiling to rear panel. Bookplate of Chicago artist Arthur Johan Anderson tipped in. A very attractive copy.

[Book #30265]       Price: $50.00
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BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser. Larry Brown, Barry Moser. BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser.
Decatur, Georgia: Wisteria Press, 1997. First edition. Letter "Z" of 26 COPIES BOUND IN FULL LEATHER and housed in handmade clamshell box, each copy SIGNED BY BROWN AND MOSER and with TWO LOOSE LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED BY MOSER in glassine envelope laid in (one is the frontispiece illustration, the other appears opposite the first page of text and is of Brown). The handmade box is by artist Kannex Fung and features heavily textured handmade papers and a small wooden picket fence that becomes a stockade when the box is fully closed. A beautiful, fine-press production. Although Billy Ray, Brown's son, has had persistent bad luck with cattle, in this non-fiction essay featuring dead calves, misbehaving bulls, rampaging coyotes and dilapidated fences, both father and son remain optimistic: "Billy Ray's farm does not yet exist on an earthly plane," writes Brown, but "on Billy Ray's farm there will be total harmony, wooden fence rows straight as a plumb line, clean, with no weeds, no rusted barbed wire." Later collected under the same title in 2001. His first work of nonfiction since his acclaimed ON FIRE. Fine in fine box. ONE OF ONLY 26 TO INCLUDE TWO MOSER LITHOGRAPHS.

[Book #53542]       Price: $600.00
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CAPTIVE GODDESS. Lois Bull. CAPTIVE GODDESS.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1935). First edition. The author departs from the Broadway scene of her previous book ("Broadway Virgin," made into a movie of the same name) to delve into the Near East. Fine in a dust jacket with "good girl" cover art (as some of our friends refer to it) with very minor chipping on spine ends and corners.

[Book #45984]       Price: $250.00
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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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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE": Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert Towne. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "GREYSTROKE": Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers.
(No-place: no-publisher, August 4, 1977). Early draft of Robert Towne's screenplay for 1984 movie, "Greystroke," based on Burroughs' novel, TARZAN OF THE APES. Directed by Hugh Hudson, starring Christopher Lambert and Andie MacDowell. Towne, frustrated at being passed over for director, used the pseudonym "P. H. Vazak"--the name of his dog--for the film and received an Oscar nomination for "Best Adapted Screenplay" 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: $100.00
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BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS. Lord Byron. BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS.
London: John Murray, 1853. Eight volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth. Beppo & Don Juan, Dramas, and Miscellanies in two volumes each and Childe Harold and Tales & Poems, each in one volume. Complete set? No illustrations. Minor corner wear, tiny hole in one spine, and the tops of all the spines are worn, otherwise very good.

[Book #28288]       Price: $125.00
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POOR JACK: A Play in One Act. James Branch Cabell. POOR JACK: A Play in One Act.
Richmond: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. The Cabell forgery, adapted from his "Love Letters of Falstaff." Cabell denied knowledge of this piracy, which he called "a forgery sadly bungled." But reportedly it was produced as a spoof perpetrated and published by Ben Abramson of the Argus Book Shop --with Cabell's consent. Fine in tan paperwraps.

[Book #49332]       Price: $50.00
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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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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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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable. Lewis Carroll, Mrs. J. C. Gorham. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Retold In Words of One Syllable.
New York: A. L. Burt Co. Publishers, (1905). First of this edition. One of a series of one-syllable books. Alice goes down the rabbit hole in a chase (words of more than one syllable are appropriately hyphenated throughout the book). Charming color frontispiece, all other illustrations in black and white. Few pages have minor print offset, light soiling to pictorial boards, small but noticeable stain to right front corner area, spine head has two very small holes, and heel is a bit rubbed. Otherwise, very good lacking dust jacket (if it had one). Scarce.

[Book #48755]       Price: $200.00
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. Lewis Carroll. SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1893. First edition, first issue. All edges gilt. Foxing on frontispiece and title page, spine rubbing and wear to unprinted portion (from lettering down). Good to very good overall.

[Book #48551]       Price: $125.00
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USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY. Lewis Carroll. USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1954. First American edition. Review copy with review slip laid in. "The first of his writings although the last to be published." Written in 1845, when Carroll was just thirteen, for his younger brother and sister. Includes a few facsimile pages of text and reproductions of seven of the original illustrations. Covers somewhat tanned, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with corners clipped but price intact.

[Book #49472]       Price: $150.00
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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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WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories. Raymond Carver. WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. Presumed review copy with photograph and publisher's letter laid in. Doris Grumbach's copy with her initials in pencil at bottom of first blank. Includes the first book appearance of 7 stories and some revisions and title changes on 30 others. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #30778]       Price: $125.00
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