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CORRIDOR. Jonathan Aaron. CORRIDOR.
Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, (1992). First edition. His second collection of poems. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "For Tony, with--poems, or no poems--Love [underlined], from Jonathan" beneath which is a sketch of a chair drawn by Aaron beneath which he has written "Chair, EOS Hotel, Zurich, 21.v.92." Fine in glossy, black, pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #53749]       Price: $200.00
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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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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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THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces. W. Antony, , David Mus. THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces.
(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York, 01-12-13." Beneath which is pasted Van Sickle's personal stamp. The only accompanying pamphlet present is the prospectus, INSCRIBED "For AH--the original brochure--JVS." Large, quarto volume, nearly folio-sized, 9.25 x 12.75"; gray-brown paperwraps printed in black on front only. Slightly overhanging edges mildly worn with touch of loss to head of spine, still near fine. Scarce to rare signed. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54273]       Price: $200.00
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A FRENCH ETON, OR MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION AND THE STATE. Matthew Arnold. A FRENCH ETON, OR MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION AND THE STATE.
London: Macmillan, 1864. First edition. Arnold argues for a state system of middle-class education. Red pebbled cloth over limp boards; lettered in gilt. Minor cover wear but still very good or better.

[Book #49962]       Price: $150.00
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THE DANCE OF DEATH. W. H. Auden. THE DANCE OF DEATH.
(London): Faber & Faber, (1933). First edition. His third book. One of only 1,200 copies. Unavoidable offset to endpapers and chipping to top and bottom edges of boards, otherwise very good in a bright dust jacket with light edge rubbing and an inconspicuous closed tear in lower front spine fold with tape repair on verso.

[Book #35592]       Price: $120.00
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THE DOMINION OF CANADA: With Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Karl Baedeker. THE DOMINION OF CANADA: With Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1907. Third revised and augmented edition. Includes thirteen colored maps and twelve plans (many folding and two-page). Flexible, red cloth boards with gilt-lettered front and spine and marbled page edges. Light rubbing still very good.

[Book #52637]       Price: $150.00
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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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THE FIVE-FOLD MESH. Ben Belitt. THE FIVE-FOLD MESH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to Eda Lou Walton, "For Eda Lou, with my inexpressible gratitude for the best pieces in the book and the death of the Ice-Age. Affectionately, Ben." The printed dedication to the last section of the book, "IV: Many Cradles: Personal Legend," is "For E. L. W." -- presumably Walton. New York Times book review slip laid in with Walton's name pencilled on the back, and Walton's signature is on the front endpaper. Paperclip impression to top of review slip and first few pages, with a touch of rust offset to front pastedown. Altogether very good or better with unavoidable offset from the binding glue to the hinges. Walton, then a New York University professor and poet herself, was mistress and muse to Henry Roth, author of CALL IT SLEEP, and that book's dedicatee.

[Book #45577]       Price: $125.00
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LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems. Lili Bita, Zaller. LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems.
(New York: Athens Printing Company), no-date. First edition. SIGNED with inscription in Greek on front endpaper. Text in Greek and five poems translated to English. Near fine in glossy, stapled paper wraps with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51668]       Price: $50.00
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SELECTED POEMS. Eavan Boland. SELECTED POEMS.
Manchester (England): Carcanet, (1989). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page in July 1990. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. No hardbound edition.

[Book #27529]       Price: $50.00
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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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THE CASE OF THE SOLID KEY. Anthony Boucher, , Pseud. for William Anthony Parker White. THE CASE OF THE SOLID KEY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1941. First edition. The author's fourth mystery. Cover has some spotting and wear, some foxing on endpapers and front page edges but still good or better, in fair to good dust jacket with head of spine chipped away (leaving only "SOLID KEY" in the title). A scarce book, scarcer still in dust jacket.

[Book #36068]       Price: $100.00
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SPY MEETS SPY: A Thrilling Story of International Intrigue Featuring Anthony Hamilton, America's Secret Agent Number One. Max Brand, As Frederick Frost. SPY MEETS SPY: A Thrilling Story of International Intrigue Featuring Anthony Hamilton, America's Secret Agent Number One.
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, 1937. First edition. Light foxing to spine, tiny nick at head of spine, contemporary owner's name on front endpaper which is clipped at the top corner, tiny hole in front hinge paper, otherwise very good. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #47771]       Price: $75.00
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TO URANIA: SELECTED POEMS. Joseph Brodsky. TO URANIA: SELECTED POEMS.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1988). First U.S. edition and first edition in English. An uncorrected proof in printed yellow wraps. INSCRIBED "For my dear Robert Wilson, with gratitude and devotion. Joseph Brodsky Oct. 1st, 1992 New York." Brodsky moved to America with the help of W.H. Auden and other literary supporters. In 1987 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Brodsky would eventually be appointed the Poet Laureate of the United States. Wilson operated the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City from 1951 to 1989, and was a prominent member of the literary community in the city. Very good or better with just a little wear on corners of paperwraps.

[Book #50100]       Price: $600.00
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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 WITH TWO MOSER LITHOGRAPHS.

[Book #53542]       Price: $750.00
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ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT. Pearl S. Buck. ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT.
Hong Kong: Dragonfly Books, (1963). True first edition, we assume, as it precedes the 1964 American edition. Presume a paperback original. Text is in English. Minor rubbing and edgewear to pictorial paperwraps, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #54498]       Price: $75.00
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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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TARZAN OF THE APES. Edgar Rice Burroughs. TARZAN OF THE APES.
New York: A. L. Burt, [1915]. An early reprint edition of the author's first book. Issued from the plates of the McClurg 1914 first edition with its copyright page but with a new title page and frontis based on the original McClurg title page. Near fine with only the barest wear to green cloth boards. The cover is lettered in black and there are no lines on the cover; in dust jacket with some minor edge wear and a few chips at spine ends. A very nice copy. Robert Zeuschner calls for the Burt first printing to be lettered in white and to have embossed lines on cover--this copy doesn't but it does have ads for only Harold Bell Wright titles in the back, and the latest one advertised is a 1914 Wright title. We assume there would have been other Tarzan titles or other later Wright books advertised if this were published much later than 1914.

[Book #50139]       Price: $750.00
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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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AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes. By An American. AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes.
Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition. "Indignantly frown upon the first dawning of every attempt to alien any portion of our country from the rest."--George Washington (from the title page). Scarce volume on American slavery, with appeals to the Abolitionists, Slaveholders, Free States, and to the Union. Sabin 22635; Howes I61. Patterned cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Columbia University bookplate on front pastedown; call numbers pencilled on copyright page and inked along inner margin of contents page. Expert repair to spine ends where cloth had chipped and frayed, making this a very good copy with pages only lightly foxed.

[Book #49667]       Price: $450.00
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GALATEA. James M. Cain. GALATEA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Near fine with two tiny specks of soiling along the hinge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with one 1/4" chip to the top of the spine and otherwise minor wear to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51508]       Price: $500.00
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THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series). Henry Seidel Canby, illustrator, Andrew Wyeth. THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series).
Andrew Wyeth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First edition, limited issue. Number 25 of 650 copies in the "special Delaware edition ... printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop" SIGNED BY CANBY AND WYETH. Very good or better with light edge wear and spine slightly faded; in like dust jacket with internal paper-tape repair/reinforcement to spine ends and corners. Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #53698]       Price: $600.00
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics. Lewis Carroll. ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Classics and Comics.
New Jersey: Margrace Corporation, (1985). First American edition. A textbook for the study of ALICE. Text on one page, illustrations on the next. Questions on the rear pastedown. Fine in pictorial boards. No dust jacket, if it was issued in one.

[Book #48905]       Price: $50.00
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AN AMERICAN VISITOR. Joyce Cary. AN AMERICAN VISITOR.
London: Ernest Benn Ltd. (1933). First edition. Page edges very faintly foxed and light unavoidable offset to endpapers, still near fine lacking dust jacket.

[Book #29331]       Price: $125.00
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