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AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES The Complete Set on CD (219 Guides). AUTHOR PRICE GUIDES The Complete Set on CD (219 Guides). Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004-2007). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #41625]       Price: $350.00
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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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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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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862. Commisioner Agriculture, Isaac Newton. REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE: FOR THE YEAR 1862.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition of the first report, as the Department was established that year. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3d Session. Ex. Doc. No. 78; Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture. 48 full-page, etched plates of fruits and farm animals bound at front. 632 pages with additional drawings in the text (insects; fruit sections, etc.). Good to very good in textured cloth boards with spine somewhat dulled, light foxing to prelims (not affecting plates), and light dampstain to upper corner of last several pages.

[Book #52536]       Price: $100.00
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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 AGE OF ANXIETY. W. H. Auden. THE AGE OF ANXIETY.
London: Faber & Faber, (1948). First British edition of his Pulitzer Prize winner. Preceded by the American edition published the previous year, Fine in slightly aged dust jacket with spine just a bit darkened. Nice copy. Only 3,000 copies.

[Book #43662]       Price: $100.00
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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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THE BURNING HOUSE. Ann Beattie. THE BURNING HOUSE.
New York: Random House, (1982). First edition. SIGNED with a quote from the book, "She loved being pregnant---." Uncorrected proof, fine in red printed wraps.

[Book #47151]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53. Louise Bogan. COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53.
New York: Noonday Press, (1954). First edition. Errata slip laid in. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with one small closed tear (with small tape repair on verso), light soiling and spine slightly tanned.

[Book #35634]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series. Books on Books. THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series.
New York: (Pynson Printers), 1935-1938. First edition. Volumes 1 to 3, each with 4 numbers, so 12 volumes total. Each is about fine with the barest wear in original glassine which may have occasional shallow chippping.

[Book #53117]       Price: $150.00
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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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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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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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WESTERN TOMMY: A Western Story. Max Brand, as David Manning. WESTERN TOMMY: A Western Story.
New York: Chelsea House, (1927). First edition. A little offset on front endpaper, otherwise fine in brown cloth with black lettering, in darkened dust jacket which has tape reinforcement around all edges on verso. Scarce or rare in any jacket.

[Book #47744]       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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THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING]. Fredric. Philip Jose Farmer Brown, introduction. THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING].
Joe Servello. (Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications), (1987.). Original uncut version, first edition thus. One of 450 numbered copies SIGNED BY PHILIP JOSE FARMER, who wrote the foreword for this edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL, SIGNED PAINTING BY JOE SERVELLO used for the dust jacket art. Double matted and framed, 28 x 16" overall; in fine condition. Letter of provenance for the painting from publisher Dennis McMillan laid in the book (top corner clipped, otherwise fine).

[Book #54963]       Price: $2,500.00
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POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American. William Cullen. Washington Irving Bryant. POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American.
London: J. Andrews, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original drab boards, untrimmed. [BAL 10134.] Published 2 months after the U.S. with same contents but this edition edited by Irving who introduced Bryant's poetry to British audiences in his preface, added several pages of notes at the end and, per William/Edge (p.97), altered "The Song of Marion's Men." Poor with all but small remnant of spine label perished, front cover detached but present, spine back significantly chipped.

[Book #54917]       Price: $150.00
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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 edition. Offprint from June 1937 issue of Survey Graphic magazine. Buck's -page essay is an eloquent expression of shock and disgust at the treatment of blacks and other immigrants in her native America; and at the hatred she heard expressed by people she encountered for those they considered "others" -- no matter their own family's origins. We wish we too were able to be shocked. Instead we're disgusted to find ourselves in our native America where blacks are dying at disproportionate rates to whites in encounters with police and just a short while ago separating children from parents at the border was policy. Very good with light damp stain to lower right corner (throughout) and soft vertical crease. AN ELOQUENT EXPRESSION OF SHOCK & DISGUST.

[Book #41797]       Price: $100.00
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WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. Robert Burns. WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
London;: James Cochrane and Co. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

[Book #40671]       Price: $1,000.00
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COUNTRYMEN OF BONES. Robert Olen Butler. COUNTRYMEN OF BONES.
New York: Horizon Press, (1983). First edition. Slight discoloration where tape removed on front pastedown, otherwise fine in dust jacket with very minor wear. SIGNED on title page.

[Book #16121]       Price: $50.00
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A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805. John Carr. A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, et al, 1806. First American edition, published the same year as the London edition, but unfortunately without the plates. A lawyer by training, Sir John Carr began to travel for health reasons. He was one of the earlier writers of travel literature and produced a number of accounts of his journeys in various European countries. One folding plate on the state of the weather in Dublin (doesn't seem to have changed much). Early, contemporary(?) calf with gilt-lettered red-leather spine label and gilt spine rules. A good only copy with spine and edges worn but binding wholly in intact. Though internally very good with no foxing and just one stain to the front endpaper and tiny nick to base of first few leaves.

[Book #49462]       Price: $300.00
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: An Agony in Eight Fits. Lewis Carroll. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: An Agony in Eight Fits.
New York: Macmillan, 1923. First of this edition. With publisher's blurb, "This new edition is for a new public." A very good copy with previous owner's name on front endpaper in an early dust jacket with spine darkened and splitting at front fold, small chips at head of spine, 3/4-inch chipped from base, and with small hole in blank back panel.

[Book #48545]       Price: $150.00
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