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"SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER" Edward Albee. "SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER".
[Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, circa 1997]. First edition. Previously unissued broadside print by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. A drawing of a mustachioed figure, from chest up, hoisting a barbell with "Spanish gigilo [sic] as weightlifter" written beside it. SIGNED by Albee and "framed" in black and yellow. 11 x 7.75". Fine. One of only 19 copies, of a planned 20.

[Book #46155]       Price: $150.00
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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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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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I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970. Beatles, Michael Todd. I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970.
(Lake Oswego, OR: AMV Entertainment), 1992. First edition. "This volume is an attempt to bring together a reference source for the Beatles' available session work." Apparently issued in only 150 copies. This copy with "19/150" handwritten in the corner of the Introduction page, beside Todd's INSCRIPTION, "Dear - - Thanks for your support! I hope the book and the disc bring you hours of fun for the entire family. (or something like that; anyway.) All the best, Michael Todd." Small highlighter squiggle on plain rear cover, few session entries highlighted with penciled notations to margins, covers lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine in spiral binding.

[Book #50603]       Price: $150.00
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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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ARNOLD BENNETT. Mrs. Arnold Bennett. ARNOLD BENNETT.
London: A. M. Philpot, Ltd. 1925. First edition. Frontis portrait of Bennett. Page top edges gilt. Illustrated with a few photographs. Very good in the scarce dust jacket, with spine sunned, marginal chipping, and splits at folds mended on verso with archival tape.

[Book #46536]       Price: $100.00
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NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES. John Betjeman. NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES.
London: John Murray, 1945. First edition. Light edge rubbing, names and dates on front free endpaper, some bubbling to pastedowns near hinges and light offset to free endpapers near hinges, otherwise very good or better in lightly soiled dust jacket with tanned spine, shallow chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and a few small closed edge tears. An attractive copy, despite the noted flaws.

[Book #34921]       Price: $125.00
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THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY; LITTLE CAESAR; THE DRAGON MURDER CASE; PHANTOM LADY; I, THE JURY: Facsimiles of Five Classic Mysteries from the First Edition Library. Earl Derr Biggers, S. S. Van Dine W R. Burnett, Mickey Spillane, William Irish. THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY; LITTLE CAESAR; THE DRAGON MURDER CASE; PHANTOM LADY; I, THE JURY: Facsimiles of Five Classic Mysteries from the First Edition Library.
(Shelton, CT: First Edition Library, 1990 - 1996). Each being first edition thus, facsimiles published by the First Edition Library. Includes Biggers, THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925); Burnett, LITTLE CAESAR (NY: Dial Press, 1929); Van Dine, THE DRAGON MURDER CASE (NY: Scribner's Sons, 1933); Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish, PHANTOM LADY (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1942); and Spillane, I, THE JURY (NY: Dutton & Co., 1947). Each is fine in fine dust jacket with publisher's informational card laid in. Lacking slipcases.

[Book #54897]       Price: $150.00
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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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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 WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production. Ray Bradbury. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production.
(Hollywood: Pandemonium Theatre Co.), [1965]. First edition. "Pandemonium, as Usual! Opening Night -- March 2nd." Single, yellow 8.5 x 11" sheet folded once to make four pages with stick-figure illustration on front; praise for the theater company's "First Smash Hit....The World of Ray Bradbury" along with details for the coming production inside; and return address for the Pandemonium Theatre Co. on the back. Fine. SCARCE THEATER ANNOUNCEMENT.

[Book #54863]       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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THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. Anne Bronte, as Acton Bell. THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First American edition in one volume. Hailed on the title page as being by the "Author of 'Wuthering Heights'," though that book was by Emily Bronte, not Anne. An apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE, by their sister, Charlotte. First few and last several leaves foxed but otherwise only occasional scattered foxing to margins, making this a nice, clean copy. In contemporary three-quarter leather binding with brown cloth boards. Edges and corners professionally touched up by Dragonfly Bindery and Studio; altogether very good to near fine. FIRST U.S. ONE-VOLUME EDITION.

[Book #51843]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems. Walter Henderson Brooks, intro C. G. Woodson, dust jacket, James Amos Porter. THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc. (1945). First edition. Walter Brooks was born into slavery in 1851 and went on to serve as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in D.C. for over sixty years. Illustrated with photographs of Brooks beginning at age 15 in 1866, just one year out of slavery. Publisher and the author of the 22-page preface Carter G. Woodson founded The Associated Publishers in 1920--it is the oldest African-American publishing company in the United States. Dust jacket illustrated by James Porter, a pioneer in the field of African-American art history. Small dent and faint red mark on spine, light stain to front cover otherwise bright, crisp and near fine in bright, very good or better slightly rumpled dust jacket with matching red mark on spine, light internal damp staining, few small chips and closed tears. Scarce to rare.

[Book #54956]       Price: $450.00
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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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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

[Book #51509]       Price: $400.00
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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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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories. Truman Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition of one of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. SHORT AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY CAPOTE LAID IN: "Dear Sir -- I do not have the time to answer your request. T. Capote." Light offset to front endpapers from item previously laid in otherwise fine. In very good to near fine dust jacket with the usual toning to the orange spine and a few tiny nicks and tears.

[Book #54952]       Price: $3,500.00
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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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THE AFRICAN WITCH. Joyce Cary. THE AFRICAN WITCH.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1936. First edition of his third book, a novel set in West Africa. Small tasteful bookplate on front pastedown under flap, of "Claude" (Smith) a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Playboy, et al. Top front cover a little bumped, otherwise the black cloth and spine gilt lettering is near fine, in a very good or better typical yellow, lightly soiled, Gollancz dust jacket with one small closed tear.

[Book #35502]       Price: $100.00
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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #54624]       Price: $100.00
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DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. Whitman Chambers. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS.
New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with shadow from old tape repair to base of rear panel.

[Book #54757]       Price: $150.00
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PATAGONIA REVISITED. Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux. PATAGONIA REVISITED.
Kyffin Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1986. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. SIGNED BY PAUL THEROUX at the National Book Festival in 2008, with event cards laid in. Faint foxing to page top edges, still fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49065]       Price: $125.00
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THE GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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