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CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS. Norman Mailer. CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS.
New York: Dial Press, 1966. First edition. First issue with frontis photo tipped in. INSCRIBED, "To Paul Jacobs Cheers, Norman Mailer, Oct. '79." Paul Jacobs (1918-1978) was a pioneering activist, journalist, and co-founder of Mother Jones magazine. Mailer's interpretation of the Goldwater Convention in San Francisco, take on the United States' policy in Vietnam, views on sexual attitudes in America, etc. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with title lettering at spine mellowed from yellow to white and light rubbing to edges and folds. Interesting association.

[Book #49147]       Price: $300.00
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HARLOT'S GHOST. Norman Mailer. HARLOT'S GHOST.
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. Slight lean to top of this 1300-page book, otherwise fine in the gray jacket. (Also issued in red dust jacket; reportedly there were fewer of the red.).

[Book #46752]       Price: $150.00
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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1963). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Lub / With love / - that old habit - / Norman / Nov 1963." Mailer mentions sending this copy to Lubell-Naiman in a letter printed in "Norman Mailer's Letters...." Gilt spine lettering dulled otherwise very good in like dust jacket with spine sun toned (background from blue to green and lettering from red to white). "Lub" was Adeline Lubell-Naiman, an editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. While at Little, Brown, in 1946, she convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD and talked it up to her publisher. She also suggested historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript -- but he recommended Little, Brown turn it down. (Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948.) Over the years, Lubell-Naiman and Mailer remained close friends, and in the summer of 1968, she played "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college, in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "TO LUB WITH LOVE - THAT OLD HABIT"

[Book #49641]       Price: $500.00
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TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. Norman Mailer. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE.
New York: Random House, (1984). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. A murder novel set in one of the author's home towns, Provincetown. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49025]       Price: $125.00
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THE ASSISTANT. Bernard Malamud. THE ASSISTANT.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1957). First edition. Gathered signatures laid in the first-issue dust jacket, with reviews of THE NATURAL on back panel--a presumed proof copy of his second book, which won the 1957 Daroff Fiction Award from the Jewish Book Council of America and the 1958 Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The dust jacket is chipped at head and tail of spine, slightly affecting "Th" in title; rubbed along where it appears to have been folded at spine, and near center, where there is a closed tear; few small stains to rear panel, which is otherwise only lightly soiled.

[Book #48435]       Price: $450.00
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THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. John P. Marquand. THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1937. First edition. First printing, with "Lovely Pearl" in first line p.19. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. INSCRIBED to famous book collector H. Tatnall Brown, "For Henry T. Brown Jr/ with kindest regards/ John P. Marquand" and with TWO TYPED LETTERS SIGNED to him. In the first, dated April 3, 1939, Marquand agress to sign "books" to be sent; in the second, dated April 20, 1939, he apologizes profusely for getting Brown's name wrong and offers various remedies--"I am mortified....perhaps this letter, pasted in the book, will be enough to show how seriously I was in error." Letters are folded so contents are visible and secured at corners to front free endpaper (beneath Marquand's inscription) and front pastedown, respectively. Faint vertical lines, as often seen, to first and last several pages; otherwise, near fine in dust jacket with professional repair to head of spine. An interesting copy of an unaccountably scarce book, particularly so with an early inscription. SCARCE CONTEMPORARILY INSCRIBED COPY.

[Book #52671]       Price: $3,500.00
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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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'TIS: A Memoir. Frank McCourt. 'TIS: A Memoir.
(New York): Scribner, (1999). First edition. SIGNED by author. His second book, continuing his life story starting with the last word in "Angela's Ashes," which, of course was an instant success. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40921]       Price: $60.00
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THE SPORTING CLUB: A Novel. Thomas McGuane. THE SPORTING CLUB: A Novel.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Remainder mark on bottom page edge, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor edge creasing.

[Book #51452]       Price: $100.00
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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee, , Bill Bradley. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book. Illustrated with photographs of the future senator in action as "the greatest [basketball] player in the history of the Ivy League." Fine in very good or better dust jacket with two small rubbed tears and spine sunned a bit but not as badly as most.

[Book #54617]       Price: $275.00
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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrated with photographs of Bradley in action as "the greatest player in the history of the Ivy League." INSCRIBED BY THE FUTURE SENATOR, "For ---- Thanks. Bill Bradley". Slight lean to signatures at head of spine otherwise bright and near fine; in price-clipped dust jacket with minor professional repair to corners and spine ends (otherwise bright and near fine). INSCRIBED BY BRADLEY.

[Book #54674]       Price: $1,250.00
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PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Sixth Series.
New York: Knopf, (1927). First edition. Number 22 of 140 SIGNED numbered copies. Cloth spine, printed spine label, marbled paper boards, spare spine label tipped in at rear. Spine slightly tanned, board edges scuffed, otherwise very good in publisher's original slipcase, which is beginning to split at open edges, is somewhat soiled and shows minor damp staining. Still, a nice example of this scarce, original slipcase.

[Book #52523]       Price: $450.00
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THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937. H. L. Mencken. THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First edition. SIGNED by all four authors: Mencken, Gerald W. Johnson, Frank R. Kent, and Hamilton Owens. Maroon buckram cloth very slightly rubbed on corners and spine ends, otherwise fine in a bright, fine dust jacket with the barest rubbing on the corners and spine ends.

[Book #51613]       Price: $250.00
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THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937. H. L. Mencken. THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First edition. Very good with only barest wear on spine edges and bright red pictorial paper boards and red page top edge a little spotted. A variant not mentioned in the bibliography which calls for maroon cloth and top edge stain. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52232]       Price: $50.00
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IT TOOK NINE TAILORS. Adolphe Menjou, , M. M. Musselman. IT TOOK NINE TAILORS.
New York & Toronto: McGraw - Hill, (1948). First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia. HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA.

[Book #52308]       Price: $600.00
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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. Jason Miller. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
New York: Atheneum, 1972. First edition. New York Drama Critics' Award, Best Play 1972 and the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Walter McGinn, Charles Durning, Michael McGuire, Paul Sorvino and Richard Dysart. Very good or better with small sticker residue on front pastedown and cloth edges lightly sunned; in a price-clipped, slightly soiled dust jacket with one short closed tear.

[Book #29112]       Price: $125.00
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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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THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy. Ferenc Molnar. THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy.
New York: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932. First U.S. edition. Translated by Jane Hinton. Helen Hayes starred in the New York production. Residue from bookplate removal on front pastedown (partially under flap) and light soiling, otherwise near fine in a slightly soiled price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #29046]       Price: $175.00
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SULA. Toni Morrison. SULA.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1974. First edition. The Nobel Prize-winning author's second book. Spine ends a little tender, otherwise a crisp, fine copy in in dust jacket with only a touch of minor shelf wear.

[Book #49301]       Price: $850.00
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MESQUITE JENKINS. Clarence E. Mulford. MESQUITE JENKINS.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1928. First edition. Very good with inscription on front endpaper; in a bright, almost very good dust jacket with soiling, closed tears and shallow chipping.

[Book #29384]       Price: $175.00
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THE HAIRY APE / ANNA CHRISTIE / THE FIRST MAN. Eugene O'Neill. THE HAIRY APE / ANNA CHRISTIE / THE FIRST MAN.
New York: Boni & Liveright, (1922). First edition. O'Neill won the Pulitzer Prize for ANNA CHRISTIE. Minor rubbing, touch of foxing to page top edges, bit of soiling to bottom page edges, otherwise near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #47834]       Price: $125.00
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SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. Ben Okri. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1993). First edition, a hardcover limited-issue "reading copy." Limitation notice stamped on the title page with handwritten"122/200"; beneath which, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, this copy SIGNED BY OKRI and dated "20-11-93 / DC." Black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine; plain brown paper dust jacket with matching limitation stamp and numbers on front. Fine in fine dust jacket secured with tape at flaps, presumedly as issued. Publisher's publicity letter laid in.

[Book #54904]       Price: $150.00
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CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: A Story of Comfort in Desolation. Alan Paton. CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: A Story of Comfort in Desolation.
Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. (1948). First Australian edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL. Name on front endpaper, stamp of a hotel on both endpapers, and cover showing minor wear, otherwise very good or better in bright price clipped dust jacket with wear and rubbing on edges but still attractive. Scarce issue.

[Book #20393]       Price: $75.00
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THE THANATOS SYNDROME. Walker Percy. THE THANATOS SYNDROME.
New York: Farrar Straus, (1987). First edition. One of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. A doctor uncovers a criminal attempt to "improve" behavior patterns through drugs in the water. Fine as issued, without dust jacket in slipcase which is a little faded on edges.

[Book #35528]       Price: $200.00
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JUSTO UCUNDONO: Prince of Japan. Philalethes, John E. Blox. JUSTO UCUNDONO: Prince of Japan.
Baltimore: John Murphy & Co. 1854. First edition. Decoratively blindstamped light brown cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Errata sheet tipped in. Ownership signatures of Lillian R. Sappington (front endpaper) and Thomas Sappington, Jr. (head of title page). A good, solid copy with covers fading and spotted and foxing throughout.

[Book #52557]       Price: $100.00
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