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TO A GOD UNKNOWN. John Steinbeck. TO A GOD UNKNOWN.
London: Wm. Heinemann Ltd. (1935). First British edition. His fourth book and second novel. Spine faded but lettering still readable. The Heinemann windmill blindstamped on the lower right back cover. About very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #34007]       Price: $250.00
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TRANSPORT TO SUMMER. Wallace Stevens. TRANSPORT TO SUMMER.
New York: Knopf, 1947. First edition. A little darkening at inner hinge which is normal with this book, top front corners gently bumped, and cloth spine edges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine in a nice, near fine dust jacket with spine and flap folds a little sunned.

[Book #50234]       Price: $500.00
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DOG SOLDIERS. Robert Stone. DOG SOLDIERS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974. First edition of his second book. Edges faintly faded, otherwise fine in bright dust jacket.

[Book #28058]       Price: $150.00
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STURGEON'S WEST. Theodore Sturgeon, , Don Ward. STURGEON'S WEST.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For the Laites with thanks and warmest good wishes. Theodore Sturgeon / April 1973." About fine with just the barest rubbing on corners; in a near fine dust jacket with light soiling, a few spots of creasing, most noticeably on the spine ends, and one small closed tear to the bottom left of the front panel.

[Book #51499]       Price: $350.00
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BLANKENSHIP. William Styron. BLANKENSHIP.
No-place: Press de la Warr, 1988. First separate edition. Number 55 of 100 (of 126 total) SIGNED, numbered copies. A section from an unpublished novel Styron wrote in 1953 while living in Italy. Stringbound in plain paperwraps; in marbled paper dust jacket with printed label. Fine.

[Book #54481]       Price: $100.00
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ONE AND TWENTY: Duke Narratiive and Verse. William Styron. ONE AND TWENTY: Duke Narratiive and Verse.
[Durham]: Duke University Press, 1945. First edition. Styron's first book appearance--SIGNED by him on the half-title page. Foreword by William Blackburn. Illustrated by the pupils of Clare Leighton. Contributions by Styron and others. Fine in dust jacket slightly taller than the book so that top edge is just a bit worn, otherwise fine.

[Book #53724]       Price: $150.00
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ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First U.S. edition. Name, Brentano's label on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumbed and frayed, covers scuffed, small section of pages loose (p.53-64) but still attached, altogether about very good.

[Book #47676]       Price: $60.00
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POEMS & BALLADS: First Series. Algernon Charles Swinburne. POEMS & BALLADS: First Series.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904. First of this limited edition. One of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Originally published in 1866, this critically-acclaimed poetry was considered lustful and scandalous at the time. Tissue-protected frontispiece portait from the original by his friend D. G. Rossetti. Green silk-ribbon bookmark has lightly offset at p.185, front inner hinge just starting, slight crease and darkening at heel of spine, otherwise bright and near fine in somewhat darkened dust jacket, which is split at spine but still holding, with loss at head of spine not affecting lettering, and at top corners of the unprinted front and rear panels. Housed in original, light-blue slipcase which is tanned, with the edges a bit rough, but paper label still bright. Scarce in jacket and slipcase.

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BECKET. Alfred Lord Tennyson. BECKET.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. First edition. Very good with minor bumping of the spine ends, light rubbing to the edges, and binding starting to crack at middle (between pages 80-81), lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50079]       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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"BAND" William Tolliver. "BAND".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Oil on canvas, measuring 36 x 48 inches. Brown wood beveled frame. Colorful image of four band members mid-note--bass, violin, banjo, and horn--with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism. 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.

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OFFICIAL PROGRAM COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ALBEN W. BARKLEY: January 20, 1949. Harry S. Truman. OFFICIAL PROGRAM COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ALBEN W. BARKLEY: January 20, 1949.
[Washington DC]: 1949. First edition, limited issue. Program from Truman's second inauguration, SIGNED BY HARRY TRUMAN on May 13, 1967. One of an undesignated number of copies of the "Limited DeLuxe Edition," this being number 781 and signed by MELVIN D. HILDRETH, General Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, presumably as called for. Simulated leather, dark-blue pebbled cloth lettered in gold on front. The Rosalind and Alfred Perlman copy, with their names stamped in gold on bottom front corner. Original printed wrappers bound in. Rosalind Perlman, born in Chicago in 1911, was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and later at St. Louis Teachers College. She is the author of THE BLIND DOCTOR, a biography about Jacob Bolotin, a blind physician who lived and practiced in Chicago in the early part of the twentieth century, She and her husband established, under The National Federation of the Blind, the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program, to recognize individuals and organizations working in the field of blindness that have made outstanding contributions. We assume they were contributors to the Truman campaign and had Truman sign their copy at the later date in May 1967. Magazine size, 74 pages including covers; illustrated with photographs. Fine, and scarce signed. SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN.

[Book #53710]       Price: $1,750.00
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SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops. Mark Twain. SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. First edition. Anthology edited by Will M. Clemens. Features "The Panama Railroad" by Twain. Very good with previous owner's name both stamped and written on the front pastedown, small tear in front endpaper near hinge, light offset to endpapers, and small tear to rear blank. Pictorial cloth boards are rubbed and lightly soiled, but still bright.

[Book #51424]       Price: $175.00
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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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SEARCHING FOR CALEB. Anne Tyler. SEARCHING FOR CALEB.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with spine a little darkened, a small nick on fore edge and two tiny closed tears.

[Book #30729]       Price: $200.00
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JOHN UPDIKE: A Bibliography of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007. John Updike, Jack De Bellis, Michael Broomfield. JOHN UPDIKE: A Bibliography of Primary & Secondary Materials, 1948-2007.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2007. First edition. A massive work, as is needed to cover one of, if not our most productive author. Includes "A Foreword to my own Bibliography" by John Updike and a CD Supplement. Updike is internationally renowned and has won two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and many other prizes. This definitive guide to materials by and about this prolific American author consists of a printed first volume and a second volume on CD. The A and B sections of Volume I, concerning separately printed works by Updike and books to which he has contributed, are superb examples of descriptive bibliography. The printed volume also features over 500 grayscale images of book covers, jackets, broadsides, and many seldom seen items. It includes comprehensive listings of Updike's short fiction, poems, articles, essays, and reviews, as well as extensive documentation of letters, speeches, dramatic works, manuscripts, interviews, and blurbs. Volume II contains entries for material about Updike and his work (reviews, commentary, and theses), several appendices (media appearances, work read by others, works in translation, exhibits and catalogs), and full-color versions of images appearing in the printed volume. Large, thick, 8.5 x 11 inches, 610 pages (plus nearly 300 pages of text on CD). This special limited issue is bound in quarter leather, includes a slipcase, and features a colophon SIGNED BY UPDIKE. As new.

[Book #45528]       Price: $600.00
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GOLF DREAMS: Writings on Golf. John Updike. GOLF DREAMS: Writings on Golf.
New York: Knopf, 1996. First edition. Uncorrected proof, announcing initial printing of 75,000 copies. SIGNED by author on tipped-in card. Fine in blue paperwraps.

[Book #48467]       Price: $100.00
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THE MAGIC FLUTE: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. John Updike. THE MAGIC FLUTE: Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
New York: Knopf, (1962). First edition. SIGNED by the author "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Mozart's last opera, adapted for children by Updike and illustrated by Warren Chappell. One of Updike's hardest first editions to locate in nice condition. In the pictorial Gibraltar binding (noted on back cover) with light blue-green border, which was issued simultaneously with the trade edition, and without dust jacket. Very minor rubbing but still in fine condition. Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing.

[Book #37992]       Price: $500.00
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MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS. John Updike. MIDPOINT & OTHER POEMS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969. First edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with one chip to top, back panel and closed tear to top of front flap; otherwise would be near fine with only slight wear, mostly concentrated along the head of the spine and the corners.

[Book #50403]       Price: $50.00
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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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THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK. John Updike. THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First edition. SIGNED by Updike on Knopf bookplate affixed to half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52797]       Price: $50.00
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THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts. Peter Ustinov. THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1945). First edition.Very good or better with light foxing on endpapers and top page edges, small name and date on front endpaper and cloth edges slightly rubbed; in a price-clipped dust jacket with soiling, spine slightly tanned, a few shallow chips and small closed tears.

[Book #29054]       Price: $100.00
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"BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. One-color silkscreen on white Coventry paper; 15 x 22 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46839]       Price: $500.00
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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 #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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