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THE SCARLET RUSE. John D. MacDonald. THE SCARLET RUSE.
London: Robert Hale, (1975). First UK and first hardback edition, preceding the U.S. hardback by five years (the true first edition was a paperback original published in 1973). One corner lightly creased, touch of faint foxing to page fore edges, still a bright, fine copy in bright, fine dust jacket.

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SHADOW MYSTERY "When You Got a Pigeon" in Volume LIII, Number 5. John D. MacDonald. SHADOW MYSTERY "When You Got a Pigeon" in Volume LIII, Number 5.
New York: Street & Smith, Dec. - Jan. 1948. First edition. Includes "Death Between Dance" by Cornell Woolrich and "Ten Glass Eyes" by Maxwell Grant. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps with spine ends worn.

[Book #39976]       Price: $50.00
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STOLEN IN THE NIGHT. Patricia MacDonald. STOLEN IN THE NIGHT.
New York: Atria Books, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52185]       Price: $60.00
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RIP VAN WINKLE Folk-Opera in Three Acts. Percy Mackaye. RIP VAN WINKLE Folk-Opera in Three Acts.
New York: Knopf, 1919. First edition. "For which the music has been composed by Reginald DeKoven." Illustrations from the play. Minor soiling on a few pages, otherwise very good in chipped and worn dust jacket.

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AMERICAN RUINS: Ghosts on the Landscape. Maxwell MacKenzie. AMERICAN RUINS: Ghosts on the Landscape.
Afton, Minn. Afton Historical Sociey Press, (2001). First edition. SIGNED by the photographer on the half-title page. Black-and-white photos of abandoned structures. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, 9 1/2 inches high and 11 inches long. Small crease to one corner.

[Book #45671]       Price: $100.00
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MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS. Norman Mailer. MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS.
New York: Random House, (2003). First edition. A paperback original. SIGNED by the author. 260+ pages of poems and drawings with a preface by Mailer. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #49382]       Price: $60.00
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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
(London): Andre Deustch, (1964). First UK edition. SIGNED by Mailer on the title page. A grouping of essays Mailer addressed to President Kennedy. Light fading along edges of cloth, though gilt is still bright; otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a small faint damp stain at top of front cover and tiny chips at ends and corners, and short crease on front cover which is not obtrusive.

[Book #48428]       Price: $150.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. SIGNED BY MANN.

[Book #54590]       Price: $2,000.00
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SHILOH: And Other Stories. Bobbie Ann Mason. SHILOH: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition. Review copy with photograph and slip laid in (publ date 11/3/82). INSCRIBED to author/critic Doris Grumbach on front free endpaper. "To Doris Grumbach, Best wishes, Bobbie Ann Mason." Near fine in very good dust jacket (few closed tears that have rubbed and rubbing on spine crease).

[Book #30634]       Price: $125.00
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TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED. Samuel Mather. TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED
Boston: Reprinted by J. Draper, for D. Henchman in Cornhill, 1740. First combined edition of these two scarce works which were first published in 1697 and 1707, respectively. [Evans 4560-61, but with linking title page; Sabin 46788-89]. The complete titles are DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED: A Discourse on the Nature, and the Danger, with the Deadly Symptoms of a Dead Faith, and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Difficulty and Necessity of Renouncing Our Own Righteousness. Pastor Samuel Mather (1651-1728), a cousin of Cotton Mather, is credited with healing a 10-year break in the Congregationalist First Church of Windsor (the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut) which had resulted in the formation of a separate Presbyterian Party of Windsor. This was surely no mean feat. Text pages are darkened, stained, occasionally torn and often edgeworn but intact and wholly readable. Freshly rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Only one copy of this combined edition has appeared at auction and that was in 1977. FIRST COMBINED EDITION OF TWO SCARCE WORDS.

[Book #52247]       Price: $600.00
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THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY DUFF. W. Somerset Maugham. THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY DUFF.
Pacific Palisades: Rasselas Press, 1982. First edition. Frontispiece drawing of Maugham and facsimile handwritten letter. Printed leterpress by Patrick Reagh. Edited and with an introduction by Loren R. Rothschild. One of 26 SIGNED lettered copies (signed by Reagh and Rothschild). There were also 274 unsigned, numbered copies. Gray cloth with printed paper label on the spine and upper front cover. Spine very lightly faded, otherwise fine, in a matching gray cloth slipcase. Publisher's promotional leaflet laid in.

[Book #42721]       Price: $150.00
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UNDER ONE ROOF. Ruth Eleanor McKee. UNDER ONE ROOF.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1936. First edition. Slight offsets on endpapers, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with slight edgewear and rubbing.

[Book #45325]       Price: $100.00
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IN A NARROW GRAVE Essays on Texas. Larry McMurtry. IN A NARROW GRAVE Essays on Texas.
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. First edition, second issue with "skyscrapers" p.105:12. Reportedly all but 15 of the first issue were destroyed. Very good or better with rubbing to the bottom corners and a very slight spot of fraying to the top of the spine. Front board has been rubbed so that the "M" in "Larry McMurtry," printed in ink on the cover, is a touch faded. Inside clean and crisp. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51828]       Price: $200.00
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LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show]. Larry McMurtry, Simon Hilling. LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show].
Paris: Robert Laffont, 1972. First French edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first blank page, "For Helene/ With the author's good wishes. Were I able to write in French I'd say something more Gallic/ Larry McMurtry." Very minor wear, otherwise very good to fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps with flaps. INSCRIBED "WERE I ABLE TO WRITE IN FRENCH I'D SAY SOMETHING MORE GALLIC"

[Book #48534]       Price: $1,250.00
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TIMEBENDS A Life. Arthur Miller. TIMEBENDS A Life.
New York: Grove Press, 1987. First edition. SIGNED by Miller "To - - " on title page. Flyer from the signing event at The National Press Club laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #53638]       Price: $250.00
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GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]. Margaret Mitchell. GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND].
Anton Piek. Haag: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co), [1937]. Illustrated Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire]"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." The first volume is designated a 30th printing on the title page and the other two are designated 28th printings. Must have been some really small printings as the books appear to be scarce. Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

[Book #49736]       Price: $750.00
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PIRATICAL DEPREDATIONS, &C.: Published in Pursuance of Two Resolutions of 21st and 23rd of December Last. James Monroe. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PIRATICAL DEPREDATIONS, &C.: Published in Pursuance of Two Resolutions of 21st and 23rd of December Last.
Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, 1825. First edition. 18th Congress, 2nd Session, January 13, 1825. Includes message from President James Monroe and then Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. Includes information collected about pirates in the Carribean. 40 pages, covers lacking if there were any, but interior very good with light tanning to the pages, and what appears to be offset from the ink used in printing.

[Book #51374]       Price: $100.00
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PUBLIC WORKS: A Dangerous Trade. Robert Moses. PUBLIC WORKS: A Dangerous Trade.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1970). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Leyland Hayward with high regard / Robert Moses." Hayward (1902-1971) was a theatrical and Hollywood producer, most notably of "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music." Moses, who was the subject of Robert Caro's 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, THE POWER BROKER, was known as the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City and environs; and though Caro's biography dealt a blow to his reputation, Moses' projects were considered by many to be necessary for the region's development after the Great Depression [Wikipedia]. Large octavo, full blue pebbled-leather boards embellished in gilt on front and stamped in gilt on spine which is blocked in red; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Fine in original though worn acetate which we will replace or cover with fresh mylar upon request. Also includes copies of Moses' 23-page response to Caro's book and Caro's response to Moses' response to his book.

[Book #54867]       Price: $300.00
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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1983). First UK edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Tiny nick in rear spine gutter, otherwise fine in dust jacket with tiny closed tear to front spine fold, and short split in front flap with tiny nick at top.

[Book #15869]       Price: $75.00
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CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. Patrick O'Brian. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment.
(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the name Richard Patrick Russ in 1930 and 1938, respectively. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (of 1000 copies total). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.

[Book #54872]       Price: $300.00
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THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS A Tragedy in Four Acts. Sean O'Casey. THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS A Tragedy in Four Acts.
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1926. First U.S. edition. His most famous play and one of the most famous Irish dramas. Minor rubbing to corners, name on front end paper, and a small dark spot on front inner hinge paper, otherwise very good or better in a dust jacket with some edgewear and minor chipping and one nickel size chip at front top right corner affecting the "h" in Plough. A Cornerstone of Irish Drama.

[Book #32771]       Price: $125.00
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ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS AND WELDED. Eugene O'Neill. ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS AND WELDED.
New York: Boni & Liveright, (1924). First edition. Very good with bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and the bottom right corner of the front board. Top edge of the front cover also has a small closed tear in the paper covering the board, which is only barely noticable. There is also a very slight amount of soiling to the cover and tanning to the spine. Inside clean. Lacking dust jacket.

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DYNAMO. Eugene O'Neill. DYNAMO.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First edition. Tiny nick to front endpaper top corner, spine very slightly dulled, still very good or better in dust jacket darkened at spine but otherwise bright and near fine.

[Book #29767]       Price: $50.00
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GOLD: A Play in Four Acts. Eugene O'Neill. GOLD: A Play in Four Acts.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1920). First edition. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners just barely nicked, few small stains to bottom page edge, (not extending to pages), otherwise very good or better. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51872]       Price: $125.00
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THIRST: And Other One Act Plays. Eugene O'Neill. THIRST: And Other One Act Plays.
Boston: Gorham Press, (1914). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Nick in bottom edge of front paper label, corners rubbed (boards just visible), spine slightly tanned, light tape shadows to front and rear endpaper, otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket, which is scarce.

[Book #47829]       Price: $200.00
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