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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS. Howard Norman. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.
New York: Summit Books, (1987). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL, preceded only by two translations from North Canadian Algonquin languages. Uncorrected proofs. Near fine in light blue paperwraps with background of spine and top edge of rear panel very slightly faded.

[Book #33811]       Price: $125.00
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THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Liam O'Brien. THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER.
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Two very tiny tears to head of spine,otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing, orange background of spine faded and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. Still, a bright, attractive copy with photographs from the production which starred Burgess Meredith.

[Book #33117]       Price: $60.00
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LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Sandra Day O'Connor, H. Alan Day. LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.
New York: Random House, (2002). First edition. Uncorrected proof. INSCRIBED "To a Fellow Texan" and SIGNED by Justice O'Connor. Filled with family photos of the Days on the ranch. Tentative publishing date of February 2002. Fine in publisher's logo-printed paperwraps.

[Book #48869]       Price: $175.00
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HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES. Anita O'Day. HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED on plain bookplate, "To Bill Beverly/ Thanks for the kind words. Love, Anita O'Day 3/4/82." Her autobiography written with George Eells. At the age of twenty-two, O'Day was one of the brightest stars on the music scene but just ten years later she was strung out and broke in a California jail. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. A relatively scarce inscription. INSCRIBED BY O'DAY.

[Book #53609]       Price: $450.00
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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.

[Book #51909]       Price: $60.00
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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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BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers. Alfred E. Pease. BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers.
London: Edward Stanford, 1893. First edition. Illustrated with 8 full page photographs and 3 colored maps, including one folding map of "Algeria and Tunis." Gilt stamped green cloth boards. Hinges cracked but holding, otherwise very good with minor wear on corners and spine ends, floral front endpaper over-glued at hinge and loose, and frontis a little loose but pages clean and bright.

[Book #52575]       Price: $200.00
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HOUR UPON THE STAGE. Ann Pinchot. HOUR UPON THE STAGE.
New York: Dodd Mead, 1929. First edition of her first book. A novel about a Jewish family's progress in the early 20th century along the coast of Lake Michigan, where the author grew up. Fine in price-clipped Arthur Hawkins dust jacket, which is a little faded and has three small chips (two at either side of spine top, and one at bottom of front cover). Scarce in the Hawkins jacket.

[Book #46344]       Price: $350.00
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THE STINGAREE MURDERS. W. Shepard Pleasants. THE STINGAREE MURDERS.
New York: Mystery League, 1932. First edition. Murder on a ship in Lousiana. Minor crease on spine and light foxing to first and last few leaves otherwise very good in dust jacket with chip to bottom spine corner affecting edges of few letters in publisher's name.

[Book #54725]       Price: $75.00
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POSTCARDS. E. Annie Proulx. POSTCARDS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, (1992). First edition. Her second book of fiction and first novel. Small erasure at top of front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket. Her first books were all non-fiction and issued in small first printings.

[Book #34035]       Price: $275.00
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A BETTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY: A Simple and Practical Plan of Investing and Trading in the Stock and Grain Markets. Burton H. Pugh. A BETTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY: A Simple and Practical Plan of Investing and Trading in the Stock and Grain Markets.
New York: Ronald Press Co. (1939). First edition. Inner hinges darkened (from binding glue) and few small stains to endpapers, otherwise near fine with only minor shelf wear. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54406]       Price: $125.00
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TALES AND TRADITIONS OF HUNGARY. Theresa Pulszky. TALES AND TRADITIONS OF HUNGARY.
New York: Redfield, 1852. First U.S. edition, with portrait of the author and essay, "The Tradition of the Hungarian Race" not in the London edition according to the author's dedication note. Includes twenty Hungarian myths and legends, from "The Baron's Daughter" to "The Hungarian Outlaws." 345pp plus prelims and ads. Light brown cloth boards with blindstamped border design to boards, gilt floral and lettered spine, and gilt shield. Boards aged and with minor wear and a few spots, otherwise very good. Scarce.

[Book #52568]       Price: $450.00
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THE SECRET INTEGRATION. Thomas Pynchon. THE SECRET INTEGRATION.
(London: Aloes Books, 1980). First separate appearance of this story originally published in "The Saturday Evening Post," December, 1964. One of 2,500 copies (limitation on rear cover). Fine in stapled, pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #36251]       Price: $60.00
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THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS: Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel. Francis. Robinson Rabelais, W. Heath. THE WORKS OF MR. FRANCIS RABELAIS: Doctor in Physick. Containing Five Books of the Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel.
London: Navarre Society Ltd. no-date[1921]. First thus. Two volumes with nearly 100 illustrations by Robinson including the two frontis pieces. Originally published by Grant Richards in 1904 in a quarto edition, privately reprinted for the Navarre Society in this reduced (octavo) format. Geoffrey Beale (Book Collector No. 40) notes: "To those who think of him as a gentle humorist, perhaps the most surprising of Heath Robinson's books is the edition of Rabelais....To the unprepared reader, finding here visions of hell that are truly horrific, and a raw power and earthiness that is exactly in tune with Rabelais' narrative style, might well ask whether this is the work of the same artist." Shimmering blue cloth (Blanck's AA) boards with gold stamped lettering, design and rule; page top edges gilt. Spines slightly sunned (gilt still bright), light unavoidable offset to endpapers, rear endpaper volume I cracked (hinge still tight) -- an attractive set.

[Book #9528]       Price: $125.00
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LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes. F. Reuleaux, Franz. LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1875 and 1900. First edition. Text in German.Two volume set, well illustrated. Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), often called "the father of kinematics," was a mechanical engineer and President of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy (wiki). First volume: Theoretical Kinematics, basic course of a Theory Of Mechanical Engineering [Erster Band: Theoretische Kinematik; Grundzuge einer Theorie Des Maschinenwesens]. 622 pages including index and 452 illustration in the text and 8 double-page folding tables bound at rear. Second volume: the Practical Relations of Kinematics to Geometry and Mechanics. [Zweiter Band: Die Praktischen Beziehungen der Kinematik Zu Geometrie Und Mechanik] 788 pages including index and with 670 illustrations in the text and two folding illustrations. Newly professionally rebound in gray cloth boards with page edges marbled, new endpapers added and brown leather labels on spine. Some minor foxing in volume 1 but none in volume 2; near fine.

[Book #52677]       Price: $500.00
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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

[Book #53344]       Price: $200.00
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VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts. Edwin Arlington Robinson. VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First edition. Spine ends and tips lightly rubbed and small bookstore sticker on rear pastedown, otherwise about near fine in dust jacket with slight tanning to spine, minor edgewear and price sticker on spine. The gilt lettering, gilt top page edges and maroon boards are very bright, as is the very scarce first issue dust jacket. A very attractive copy.

[Book #33273]       Price: $150.00
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ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY. Robert Sargent. ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY.
(Washington, D.C. The Word Works, 1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ernie: I can't tell you how much I appreciate your words on the cover. Looking forward to seeing you. Bob." Inscription is to poet Ernest Kroll, who provided the following blurb that appears on the back cover: "Genuine in an age of phonies. Comes through as Sargent pure, a sure voice. -- Ernest Kroll." Also INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD AND PROMOTIONAL CARD, both to Kroll. The postcard speaks of getting Kroll's book TATTOO PARLOR AND OTHER FRAXIOMS, "-- a beautiful book and poems are fresh, original" and about visiting after his return from a trip to Europe. The card advertises a Sargent reading and has a note on back personally asking Kroll to come. Near fine in paperwraps. INSCRIBED TO POET PROVIDING A BACK-COVER BLURB.

[Book #50933]       Price: $75.00
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THE BIG CITY: Or The New Mayhew. Ronald Searle, Alex Atkinson. THE BIG CITY: Or The New Mayhew.
(London): Perpetua, (1958). First UK edition. Gift inscription to front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, bookseller stamp to rear blank, otherwise very good to near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with a few scuffs and spine ends and corners lightly chipped and rubbed.

[Book #27702]       Price: $50.00
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LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word. Charles Coleman Sellers. LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. First edition. SIGNED by the author. The story of the itinerant preacher known as "The Cosmopolite" or "Crazy Dow," who achieved enormous popularity in the first half of the 19th century. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tears.

[Book #54809]       Price: $100.00
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THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT. Robert E. Sherwood. THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A Pulitzer Prize winning play set during World War II. Laid in is an approximately 6 x 9" promotional broadside printed in black and yellow featuring a photograph from the staged production on recto and reviews on verso; notice of pre-sale ticket availability by mail printed in red at base of recto for the February 1941 two-week engagement of the show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Contemporary name and date on endpaper otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed.

[Book #54810]       Price: $125.00
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THE ECONOMISTS. Leonard Silk. THE ECONOMISTS.
New York: Basic Books, (1976). First edition. Near fine with a few minor marks of soiling to the cover. In a dust jacket that is also near fine, with a small closed tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel and a light touch of damp staining to the upper left of the back panel, but otherwise the most minimal of wear.

[Book #51919]       Price: $50.00
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INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST. Jennie Smith. INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST.
Washington D. C. No publisher, 1920. First edition. "My interest was awakened in railroad men when I was a helpless invalid, carried from one place to another for treatment....After I was healed I was made the National Superintendent of the Railroad Department of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union" (from the preface). Red floral cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Frontis photo of the author. Boards stained but still reasonably attractive and otherwise very good.

[Book #52550]       Price: $85.00
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POEMS. William Jay Smith. POEMS.
New York: The Banyan Press, 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of 500 numbered copies. Light erasure on front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, otherwise about near fine in remnants of original glassine.

[Book #16636]       Price: $50.00
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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

[Book #51606]       Price: $200.00
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