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CALEB IN THE COUNTRY: Story for Children. Jacob Abbott. CALEB IN THE COUNTRY: Story for Children.
Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1839. First edition. A little book of life lessons for children. Frontis black-and-white scenic plate, tissue protected. Gift inscription, boards slightly soiled, touch of rubbing to edges and corners, foxed throughout, otherwise very good. Scarce.

[Book #47756]       Price: $75.00
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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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CALYPSO SONG BOOK. William Attaway, Lyle Kenyon Engel, William Charmatz, illustrator. CALYPSO SONG BOOK.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1957). First edition. The authentic folk music of the Caribbean. Music and lyrics to 25 songs with an introductory text by Attaway. Edited and compiled by Engel, with illustrations by Charmatz. Near fine in like dust jacket toned at spine and with a few tiny edge nicks.

[Book #16124]       Price: $50.00
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THE DANCE OF DEATH. W. H. Auden. THE DANCE OF DEATH.
(London): Faber & Faber, (1933). First edition. One of only 1200 copies in the first printing. Green paper-covered boards stamped in black on front and spine. Near fine with few inconspicuous nicks to paper covering; in near fine dust jacket with clean tear to spine internally repaired with tape. A nice bright copy of his third book, a play.

[Book #35592]       Price: $125.00
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EPISTLE TO A GODSON: and Other Poems. W. H. Auden. EPISTLE TO A GODSON: and Other Poems.
New York: Random House, (1972). First edition. Two-toned, lime-green boards. The book has lightly sunned spine and edges with two tiny nicks to bottom edges of boards where bruised. Printed dust jacket is barely rubbed along edges. A very good to near fine copy.

[Book #48398]       Price: $60.00
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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: Siamese Banana Press, [1972]. First edition. SIGNED BY AUSTER. Poems by Breton, Elaurd, Artaud, Aragon, Arp, et al, translated from the French by Auster. 8.5 x 11" leaves printed in black on rectos only and stapled along left side; cover art by George Schneeman. Paperwraps show mild aging, otherwise very good or better. CONSIDERED HIS FIRST BOOK, SIGNED.

[Book #46023]       Price: $250.00
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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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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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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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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 VICTIM. Saul Bellow. THE VICTIM.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1947). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to pastedowns (from binding) and minor edge rubbing, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with slightly faded spine, white spine lettering tanned, a few chips, a few closed tears (with tape repair on verso) and some shallow damp staining to flap folds. Still, an attractive copy.

[Book #37589]       Price: $400.00
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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1921. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED, DATED AND SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. "For Billie Allen / in memory of many / happy hours on the / shore of Lake Como / Robert C. Benchley / Dec 20, 1921." Light soiling and cloth edges slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40334]       Price: $500.00
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REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts). Richard Bentley, As Phileleutherus Lipsiensis. REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts).
London: John Morphew and E. Curl, 1713. First edition of the second part bound together with the third edition of the first part. Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, theologian and Master of Trinity College. He is credited with creating the English school of Hellenism, is ranked with the great heroes of classical learning and called the "founder of historical philology." His REMARKS UPON... is one of the best-known responses to the English philosopher and deist Anthony Collins's DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING. "Bentley destroyed any pretensions of Collins to thorough scholarship, exposed many gross blunders, and claimed Collins's principle of free inquiry as his own and that of all the orthodox believers" (Dictionary of National Biography). 86pp each of volumes one and two plus a single leaf of ads at rear (printed on recto only). 8vo., marbled endpapers, boards and page edges; black leather corners and spine, lettered and ruled in gilt with ornaments in four compartments. Tiny, penciled, scholarly notations in margins throughout; verso of marbled endpapers and opposing blanks spotted, otherwise quite fresh and clean. Binding edges worn and front board rubbed, otherwise very good.

[Book #52808]       Price: $350.00
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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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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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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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AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING. Books on Books, J. Luther Ringwalt. AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING.
Philadelphia: Menamin & Ringwalt, 1871. First edition. This remains a major reference for American printing history [Bigmore & Wyman p.259, Appleton p58]. Illustrated with 38 full-page plates including a beautiful colored chromolitho frontis, an example of printing for the blind, and a double-spread color facsimile of a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, as well as 165 illustrations in the text. Maroon cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering and decoration, including an elaborate cover gilt pictorial featuring Franklin surrounded by nine prominent pioneer type founders. Small 4to, measuring approximately 8 x 11". Good or better with spine and edges faded, spine ends frayed, front endpaper torn (repaired with small pieces of tape) and skinned where small label removed, and some dampstaining to upper margins but interior otherwise bright and clean.

[Book #52565]       Price: $250.00
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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53751]       Price: $250.00
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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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LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE. Roark Bradford. LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition. Very good or better with few small, light spots of foxing to spine and rear endpaper showing faint offset. In a near fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, as well as a few very tiny chips and tears to the spine ends and corners. Edgewear, however, is minimal, and cover art is still clear and bright.

[Book #51514]       Price: $350.00
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NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt. Willy Brandt. NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt.
Cambridge (Mass.): M. I. T. Press, (1980). First U.S. edition. Paperback original. SIGNED BY BRANDT. Willy Brandt (1913 - 1992) was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. Skinned section affecting "Technology" in Press address at bottom of rear cover, subtle yellowing to front cover, otherwise very good to near fine in paperwraps.

[Book #54589]       Price: $125.00
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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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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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