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THE LAST VALLEY. J. B. Pick, James Clavell. THE LAST VALLEY.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1959). First U.S. edition; published in the UK as THE FAT VALLEY. Pick's historical novel about the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) was the basis for the 1971 movie of the same name directed by Clavell from his own adaptation of Pick's novel. It starred Michael Caine as the mercenary captain and Omar Sharif as the intellectual. Fine in near fine dust jacket with tiny nick to head of spine, which is slightly tanned.

[Book #54969]       Price: $150.00
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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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LANDSCAPE and SILENCE. Harold Pinter. LANDSCAPE and SILENCE.
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1969). First edition. Fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with edgewear and chips on corners and spine ends.

[Book #49519]       Price: $60.00
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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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WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials. Ayn Rand. WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials.
[No place]: Angelika Films, 1988. First edition thus. Italian film with English subtitles. Originally released in 1942 as two films, "Noi Vivi" and "Addio Kira," directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Alida Valli, Rossano Brazzi, and Fosco Giachetti. After their release in Italy during World War II, the films were banned by the Fascist government. Lost and forgotten for decades, they were finally found and restored with Rand's involvement and released for the first time in the U.S. in 1986. This 1988 double-cassette set in its original clamshell case also contains material that tells the story of the making of the films and of their loss and re-discovery through photographic memorabilia, 6 informational packets, and "Ayn Rand's 'We the Living': New Life in a Restored Film Version" by Michelle Marder Kamhi in "Aristo: The Journal of Esthetics" (whole issue, Vol. 4 No.4, Dec. 1988)--all of which is housed in a pocket inside the case. Glassine envelope holding photos and stapled 8.5 x 11" informational packets a little tanned on edges, otherwise altogether fine. Scarce to rare.

[Book #54868]       Price: $350.00
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DOORS OPEN. Ian Rankin. DOORS OPEN.
Gladestry: Scorpion Press, (2008). First edition, using sheets from the Orion trade edition, and published a week later, on September 25, 2008. Number 46 of 80 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. There were also 16 specially bound copies. Includes an appreciation by Denise Mina. Bound in dark blue quarter leather with marbled boards and top edge stained blue-green. Fine as issued in clear acetate wrapper.

[Book #46189]       Price: $150.00
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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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ME AND JULIET. Richard Rodgers, , Oscar Hammerstein. ME AND JULIET.
New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Book and lyrics by Hammerstein, music by Rodgers. "An affectionate survey of footlight life. The town's most skillful showmen pay a fervent salute to the boys and girls who make the business tick."--Walter Kerr, N.Y. Herald Tribune. Head of spine slightly pushed, still fine in near fine dust jacket with spine a little toned.

[Book #19723]       Price: $50.00
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THE STRANGE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A History of the Roosevelt-Delano Dynasty America's Royal Family. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Emanuel M. Josephson. THE STRANGE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A History of the Roosevelt-Delano Dynasty America's Royal Family.
New York: Chedney Press, (1948). First edition. Exploration of Roosevelt's family's ties and a conspiracy theory about his death. About fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips.

[Book #54482]       Price: $75.00
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ernest K. Lindley. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY.
(New York): Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1931). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To W. W. How(e)s / Regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt." A nice association as William Washington Howes served under Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is reported to have been very influential in helping FDR win the midwest. Near fine with minor professional restoration at spine; in very attractive, about very good dust jacket with light edge rubbing, touch of light soiling, and few tears (internally mended with archival tape). NICE ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #52377]       Price: $3,000.00
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THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Rev. Michael Schlatter, Rev. H. Harbaugh. THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1857. First edition. Howes H-178. Including his services as Chaplain in the French and Indian War, and in the War of the Revolution. 1716 to 1790. Frontispiece of author's home with tissue. About very good in decorative dark brown boards with gilt lettering on spine, rear cover has small soiled marks, beginnings of fraying on lower spine end, previous owner's name twice, on free endpaper (top corner chipped), and again on front free page, light shallow damp stain along bottom edge of first 30 pages, and two Christmas stamps dated 1908 on Contents page.

[Book #52586]       Price: $125.00
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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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HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life. Maurice Sendak. HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life.
New York: Harper Collins, (1995). Later edition/printing, originally published in 1967. SIGNED BY SENDAK. Stories of Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks experiences outside her home. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54464]       Price: $100.00
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THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR. Maurice Sendak. THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960). First edition, with all the correct points per Hanrahan [A41]. A secret knock lets the children into the fun of the colorful imaginary world in Rosie's room. Gift inscription on front endpaper, very faint stain along fore edges of endpapers, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, bright blue pictorial dust jacket with few tiny rubbed nicks, light soiling on back of front flap and few inconspicuous tears.

[Book #49506]       Price: $200.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To the Tucker's --- with hope for deep snow and unbroken legs --- Irwin Shaw." Cloth a bit faded and corner tips slightly worn, but still very good in slightly darkened oatmeal dust jacket with a few chips and a closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape.

[Book #45907]       Price: $250.00
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THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable. Irwin Shaw. THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. INSCRIBED TO A DRAMA CRITIC.

[Book #45884]       Price: $1,250.00
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MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories. Irwin Shaw. MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. 37 stories including some of his finest such as "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" and "The Eighty-yard Run." A very good to near fine copy in the fragile parchment-like wrapper with shallow chipping to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51451]       Price: $100.00
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GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS. Shaw, George Bernard. GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS.
New York: Dodd Mead & Co. 1947. First U.S. edition. Two previously unpublished plays with prefaces, and a variation on Shakepeare's ending for CYMBELINE with an explanation. Previous owner's name & date on front endpaper. Very good in very good dust jacket.

[Book #46987]       Price: $50.00
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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 PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1935). First edition. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners. Very good with two long skinned marks on front endpaper and page edges somewhat soiled. In a rubbed dust jacket with soiling and shallow edge wear. Scarce. Starring Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart.

[Book #24829]       Price: $175.00
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MISHAPS, PERHAPS. Carl Solomon. MISHAPS, PERHAPS.
(San Francisco): City Light Books, (1966). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good in pictorial paperwraps. Light rubbing and a few small indentations to the front cover and a small closed tear to the back cover, near the bottom of the spine.

[Book #51273]       Price: $150.00
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THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse. Muriel Spark. THE FANFARLO: And Other Verse.
Kent: The Hand and Flower Press, 1952. First edition in the first-issue paperwraps with red lettering. Fine.

[Book #15842]       Price: $50.00
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THE BIG KILL. Mickey Spillane. THE BIG KILL.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1951. First edition. His fifth book. INSCRIBED, "Hi Dave - A big hello! Mickey Spillane." Minor wear otherwise very good to near fine, in very good plus dust jacket with minimal edge wear and a light staining to verso. Scarce in dust jacket, especially signed. INSCRIBED "A BIG HELLO!"

[Book #53171]       Price: $1,750.00
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THE CHESS TOURNAMENT: A Collection of the Games Played at this Celebrated Assemblage. H. Staunton. THE CHESS TOURNAMENT: A Collection of the Games Played at this Celebrated Assemblage.
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1852. First edition. "Illustrated by copious diagrams, and notes, critical and explanatory." Presumed copy of American chess master Albert Sidney Pinkus with "A.S. Pinkus / 1944" at head of half-title page. Decorative red cloth boards with gilt-stamped chess board and title on front cover and gilt lettering to spine. Good only with 1/4-inch piece missing from head of spine (not affecting lettering), covers starting but still attached, and last leaf of "Bohn's Standard Library" lists (at front of book) laid in.

[Book #52578]       Price: $150.00
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TWO POEMS OF NIGHT. Ralph Steadman, Edward Lucie-Smith. TWO POEMS OF NIGHT.
London: Turret Books, (1972). First edition. Number 66 of 100 SIGNED copies (of 1,000 copies in total). Poem by Smith and illustrations by Steadman and signed by both. Minor creasing otherwise bright and fine in stiff paperwraps (oblong, 8 x 10"). This copy also INSCRIBED by Smith to an old friend, Baltimore bookseller Bernice Weiss, who passed away a number of years ago. An early Steadman item. INTERESTING SUBJECT FOR A HOLIDAY GREETING, SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST.

[Book #53291]       Price: $150.00
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