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"THE RED BULL" [SOME BURIED CAESAR]: In The American Magazine. Rex Stout. "THE RED BULL" [SOME BURIED CAESAR]: In The American Magazine.
New York: The American Magazine, December, 1938. First edition. The first appearance, in a somewhat abridged form, of SOME BURIED CAESAR, which was published the following year. Some edgewear and bottom inch or two missing at bottom of spine. Still good or better in pictorial paperwraps with address label on bottom front corner of cover.

[Book #49432]       Price: $75.00
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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. William Styron. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). First edition of author's first book. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Bookplate covering ownership signature on front pastedown, fading to spine ends and edges, otherwise good or better in good or better dust jacket with shallow chipping and overall tanning which is heavier at spine. Did we mention its signed?

[Book #54414]       Price: $125.00
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HISTORY OF THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON IN ALL AGES. James M. Swank. HISTORY OF THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON IN ALL AGES.
Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1884. First edition. INSCRIBED, "Hon. D. J. Morrell From his friend James M. Swank." A detailed history of the growth of the iron and steel industries in the United States; and of early coal mining in the country. The author was a statistician and vice-president and general manager of the American Iron and Steel Association from 1873 to 1912. Minor staining of page edges, otherwise the pages are clean and unfoxed in new dark green cloth binding with leather label.

[Book #45660]       Price: $350.00
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ATALANDA IN CALYDON. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANDA IN CALYDON.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First US edition. Very good with light soiling and rubbing to the boards. Front board has a light discoloration and rough texture in the middle. Gilt lettering still bright. On the front endpapers, dampstaining is evident at the top and bottom around the hinge, and two bookseller stickers are also evident.

[Book #51567]       Price: $50.00
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THE IRISH RACE: in the Past and Present. Rev. Aug. J. Thebaud. THE IRISH RACE: in the Past and Present.
New York: P. J. Kenedy, Excelsior Catholic Publishing House, 1883. Early edition. Green cloth boards lettered and decorated in black and gilt on front and spine; all edges gilt. Four-page list of publisher's offerings tipped in at back. Recased with original cloth laid down and new endpapers added. Previous owner's name, brief inscription and two-inch closed tear, repaired with archival tape, on first blank page. Altogether very good.

[Book #52986]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRIFTERS. Jim Thompson. THE GRIFTERS.
Evanston: Regency Books, (1963). First edition. A paperback original. "The short con men . . . the artists who take your cash and paint you foolish . . . are crooked as corkscrews" (from the cover). Made into the 1990 movie with Angelica Huston, John Cusack and Annette Bening, with a screenplay by Donald Westlake. Worn copy in pictorial paperwraps, but still good or perhaps a little better.

[Book #53229]       Price: $200.00
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"FIELD HANDS" William Tolliver. "FIELD HANDS".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Mixed media of principally pastels, measuring 26 x 36 inches. Matted and framed under glass in gold-burnished, brown wood frame with inner scroll. Field workers, men and women, hoes hoisted on shoulders, pausing to watch the sun rise over the trees. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53060]       Price: $22,500.00
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ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. H. M. Tomlinson. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1930. First edition. One of 1025 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine, as issued without dust jacket in slipcase which is a bit soiled and worn but still very good.

[Book #45643]       Price: $100.00
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THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Jonathan Tropper. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.
(New York): Dutton, (2009). First edition. INSCRIBED BY TROPPER on the title page, "Hey Asya, I hope you like it. Best, Jonathan Tropper." Made into the film of the same name with screenplay by Tropper, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. Spine ends very gently pushed, still quite fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #53133]       Price: $150.00
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LEGEND OF THE CASTLES. Mark Twain. LEGEND OF THE CASTLES.
[New York]: John and Jo Fleming, [1995]. First edition and only separate edition of this short story from "A Tramp Abroad." Privately printed as a Christmas and New Year's greeting. Dark blue wraps with white label printed in red. Near fine, with only minor creasing. Scarce. "A TRAMP ABROAD" CHRISTMAS GREETING.

[Book #44988]       Price: $200.00
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CELESTIAL NAVIGATION. Anne Tyler. CELESTIAL NAVIGATION.
New York: Knopf, 1974. First edition. Spine lightly rubbed otherwise fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing along edges.

[Book #30737]       Price: $150.00
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THE COUP. John Updike. THE COUP.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1978. First edition. Uncorrected proofs, with no tentative publication date noted. Updike imagines the contemplation of life and country by an exiled African dictator writing his memoirs. One of Burgess' 99 novels. A few creases at corners and edges, minor soiling to back cover, light sunning to spine, otherwise near fine in tall, narrow, printed green paperwraps.

[Book #49074]       Price: $200.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. One of 350 SIGNED numbered copies. Fine in dust jacket and slipcase.

[Book #47230]       Price: $150.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only the slightest of wear to spine ends and corners.

[Book #50866]       Price: $60.00
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THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner. John Updike. THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1964). First edition. SIGNED by the author, "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Adapted and Illustrated by John Updike and Warren Chappell. The Gibraltar edition (logo on back cover) in pictorial dark green boards and white end papers (Knopf regular edition in red cloth and pictorial endpapers) with very light rubbing to tips, otherwise a fine copy, as issued without dust jacket, and scarce thus. This issue was published simultaneously with the Knopf trade edition in cloth and dust jacket and the Knopf orange pictorial boards edition, also issued without dust jacket (although it's possible the orange came later.) Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing.

[Book #38021]       Price: $600.00
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DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain. Jules. Ellen E. Frewer Verne. DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. Second U.S. edition but the first fully illustrated one and first edition thus. 94 illustrations including frontispiece, title page illustration, and map -- 92 are full-page plate engravings by Meyer and Barbant. As in most if not all copies, the illustration listed for page 201, "A halt for the night," is not present. 8vo terra-cotta cloth boards ornately decorated in black and gilt on front and spine; pale yellow endpapers. Covers rubbed, small hole to front endpaper at hinge due to old insect damage, rear hinge paper starting, otherwise good to very good with endpapers faintly foxed, light stain to fore edge and contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper. A reasonably attractive copy despite the noted wear.

[Book #51981]       Price: $750.00
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"COCKTAIL HOUR": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "COCKTAIL HOUR": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 40 SIGNED, numbered copies. Three-color Silkscreen on white Coventry paper; 15 x 17 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46826]       Price: $400.00
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CONFETTI #11: "What is it, what can it possibly be . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #11: "What is it, what can it possibly be . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 62 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48652]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 61 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48653]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 58 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48654]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #16: "Educating a woman is like . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #16: "Educating a woman is like . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 55 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48657]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #17: "Do you think Arabs are dumb? . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #17: "Do you think Arabs are dumb? . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 48 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48658]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #20: "Judas, don't worry about it . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #20: "Judas, don't worry about it . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 48 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48661]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #32: "I am talking impeachment . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #32: "I am talking impeachment . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2005. First edition. One of 81 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48673]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #34: "Hunter Thompson was the most creatively crazy . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #34: "Hunter Thompson was the most creatively crazy . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2005. First edition. One of 63 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. Two-color silkscreen print on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48675]       Price: $375.00
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