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ROUGH-HEWN, Dorothy Canfield. ROUGH-HEWN,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1922. First edition. An American girl is taken to France to be raised, while the partner she is destined to marry remains in the States. "Americans will be fascinated to read of French home life, the old Basque woman, who tries to teach insinuation and deception and her brilliant and cynical music teacher." (blurb) Fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and one small closed tear at the bottom of a fold, backed with clear archival tape. Ad for Lewis's BABBITT on back flap. A very nice copy.

[Book #40885]       Price: $200.00
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THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA. Jay Cantor. THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition. Nice inscription to Hugh Kenner on front endpaper. Apparently the author had been a student of his. Light soiling on tips of page edges else fine. In fine dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing.

[Book #28277]       Price: $100.00
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IN COLD BLOOD. A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD. A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1966). First UK edition. Fine in dust jacket with only very minor edge rubbing and one small snag on back cover.

[Book #42909]       Price: $100.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
Alice B. Woodward. London: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd. 1920. Later printing; originally published in 1913. Illustrations by Alice B. Woodward, who is best known for her illustrations in THE PETER PAN PICTURE BOOK, which was also published by Bell. Seven full-page black-and-white drawings, plus frontis and front cover; several in-text illustrations as well. 12mo, pale blue, soft cloth binding (oil cloth?--appears to be Blanck's fabric B), lettered and with cover illustration in darker blue. Spine ends a little frayed, edges tanned and somewhat soiled, otherwise very good. Scarce in any printing/edition.

[Book #48751]       Price: $200.00
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THE GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. SIGNED BY CLARK in "Carson City, Nevada / January 1951." The short-story collection from the author of THE OX-BOW INCIDENT. Barest wear to book and dust jacket, otherwise both are fine.

[Book #46632]       Price: $500.00
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. Hillary Rodham Clinton. IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Author's first book, or more accurately, the first book by the former Senator, Secretary of State, and first female major-party candidate to run for president (and win the popular vote); written while she was FLOTUS. SIGNED on official White House bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Fine to new in like dust jacket with "autographed copy" sticker on front panel and small, square label covering price on front flap. SIGNED WHILE SHE WAS THE FLOTUS.

[Book #54616]       Price: $250.00
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MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life. John B. Colvin. MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life.
Frederick-Town, MD: no-publ. 1805. First edition. An abstract of Maryland laws of the period "Interspersed with a Variety of Practical Forms and Precedents; For the use of Justices of the Peace and Others." 352 pages plus index. Interior somewhat darkened with some staining but wholly legible. Original leather binding touched up with new, period-style leather spine label reproducing the original. Good or better.

[Book #52991]       Price: $250.00
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THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS: A Tale of the Sea. Joseph Conrad. THE NIGGER OF THE NARCISSUS: A Tale of the Sea.
London: Heinemann, 1898. First UK edition of his third book. A novella written in 1896 partly based on his experiences of a voyage from Bombay to London. This edition preceded in 1897 by the U.S. edition published under the title, CHILDREN OF THE SEA. (To muddy things up a bit: Heinemann issued 8 copies for copyright prior to release of the U.S. edition, but the actual publication of this UK edition came after that of the U.S.) The novella was serialized in London in The New Review under the title "The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’; a Tale of the Forecastle" from August 1897 to December 1897. Dodd, Mead changed the title to CHILDREN OF THE SEA for U.S. publication, reportedly not because they deemed the word "nigger" offensive, but because they feared a book about a black man would not sell. However, the novella was serialized across the U.S. in periodicals 9 times in 1897 under its original name. (The word remains offensive, still it’s nice to know a story about a black man was apparently well-received.) Conrad’s preface, considered one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction writing, begins with his oft-quoted line, "A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line." Issued in three bindings, this one being the third, with a 32-page catalog bound in at end headed by Harold Frederick’s ILLUMINATION. There were only 1,519 copies in total. Spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners showing some wear, and the cheap-paper endpapers show a little offset from the binding and two small chips to front edge. Still a solid, tight, copy that is otherwise very good. BASED PARTLY ON HIS VOYAGE FROM BOMBAY TO LONDON.

[Book #53745]       Price: $500.00
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THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It. Cookbook, Alessandro Filippini. THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition. Portrait frontispiece. Off-white cloth boards with green titles, and green page edges. Good-only with covers uniformly soiled, small chips to endpapers, pages aged, and pages 203-206 missing from center of book (appear to have been fish recipes between Fried Codfish-tongues and Oyster-crabs a la Poulette).

[Book #52547]       Price: $75.00
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NINE LITTLE GOSLINGS. Susan Coolidge. NINE LITTLE GOSLINGS.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1875. First edition. By Sarah Chauncy Woolsey, written under the pseudonym "Susan Coolidge." Coolidge first gained popularity for her "Katy Did" series in 1872; the series--a greater literary influence in England than in the United States--has since been recognized as a precursor to the popular British girls' school stories that proliferated in the twentieth century. Nine stories with nursery-rhyme titles: "Goosey, Goosey Gander," "Little Bo-Peep," "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe," etc. Illustrated throughout at chapter headings, and with a full-page frontis drawing. Gift inscription dated 1875, spine ends, hinges and corners showing wear, and black endpapers with a few small skinned marks, but still very good.

[Book #46025]       Price: $250.00
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations. William Cowper. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations.
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1836. First edition. Includes a life of the author by the editor Robert Southey, Poet Laureate. 15 volumes. A nice set in the original cloth bindings which are decorated in blind. Each volume with engraved frontis and engraved title. Yellow endpapers are clean but some foxing on early pages, otherwise minor wear but unusual to find in such nice shape.

[Book #30271]       Price: $450.00
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THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: Or, Living in the Country. Frederic S. Cozzens. THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: Or, Living in the Country.
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. First edition, first state [BAL 3998]. Some staining to page edges and margins of a few leaves, bookplate on front pastedown, spine rolled and ends worn away, otherwise about very good.

[Book #24837]       Price: $75.00
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ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR. G. V. Desani. ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. First U.S. edition, revised from the original 1948 UK edition. A cult novel considered by many a fine example of midcentury modernism. Few light creases to head of spine and touch of soiling to covers otherwise near fine; in dust jacket with red at spine toned to pink, edges lightly nicked and rubbed and few small tears, otherwise very good to near fine. In wrap-around band bearing quotes from T. S. Eliot et al declaring this work, Desani's first book, "remarkable." (Quarter-inch corner chip to band otherwise near fine).

[Book #54805]       Price: $200.00
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WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America. Ivan Doig. WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "Best wishes through all the seasons of life. Ivan Doig." Near fine with a faint sticker shadow on front pastedown and light soiling on page edges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #35011]       Price: $125.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. A paperback original issued simultaneously with the hardcover signed, lmiited edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For - - / Only good things / Rita Dove / 5 May 94." Fine in pictorial paperwraps with publisher's postcard laid in.

[Book #48437]       Price: $60.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous hardback issue of her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. In second state dust jacket with Pulitzer notice on front panel. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with just two tiny tears to top edge rear panel. Scarce in hardback.

[Book #49450]       Price: $100.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. The trade edition in two volumes, as issued. Precedes the limited edition by a year. Much scarcer in nice condition, in our experience, than the limited. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books. Made into the 1931 film of the same name and 1951's, "A Place in the Sun," starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. This enduring classic is a Haycraft-Queen title and on Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels list. Based on the notorious 1906 murder of 20-year-old Grace Brown. Chester Gillette, who claimed Brown's death was accidental, was convicted of her killing in a trial that drew international attention. (Wikipedia) Bright and fine in bright dust jackets much nicer than usually seen. The jacket on volume one with chip at base of spine filled in but otherwise both jackets are very nearly fine. In the original gray paper-board slipcase with printed paper label pasted to one side. Slipcase shows general wear and minor repair to hinges but is still quite good. Scarce in original slipcase and this nice condition. MUCH SCARCER IN THIS NICE CONDITION THAN THE LIMITED.

[Book #52673]       Price: $2,500.00
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A GALLERY OF WOMEN. Theodore Dreiser. A GALLERY OF WOMEN.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First edition. Two volumes. Small chip at head of dust jacket spine, volume 1, and that portion of the book's spine just a little dull, otherwise both the books and dust jackets are remarkable nice and bright with the barest wear. Housed in a duplicate of the original slipcase, using matching cloth versus paper, with jacket front panel design mounted on one side.

[Book #46912]       Price: $350.00
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JENNIE GERHARDT. Theodore Dreiser. JENNIE GERHARDT.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1911. First edition, second issue with p.22:8 (up) corrected. From the library of producer Ralph Block, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Hinge starting at second blank page, spine tanned and a bit dulled, otherwise about very good.

[Book #52016]       Price: $60.00
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SISTER CARRIE. Theodore Dreiser. SISTER CARRIE.
London: Heinemann, 1901. First UK edition of his first book which was suppressed in the U.S. Pictorial cloth mildly faded on spine, faint stain on rear board, free endpapers show unavoidable darkening (from binding), bookseller blindstamp on front endpaper, and outer corner of first few pages gently creased. Still, a very attractive copy of a scarce book. SCARCE ENGLISH EDITION.

[Book #35680]       Price: $750.00
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THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN. John Evelyn, William Bray, Richard Garnett. THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN.
New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, Publisher, (1901). First thus. Two volumes. Special Talleyrand edition, #27 of 100 sets. Edited from the original by William Bray, who also provides a biographical introduction, and with special introduction by Richard Garnett. Includes hand-colored frontispiece SIGNED by the engraving editor and five full-page photogravures from paintings by various artists. Both volumes bound in red leather with elaborate gilt and color designs and lettering; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; slipcases. First volume starting to crack along spine, otherwise both are very good with rubbing along spines and spine ends nicked. Slipcases are also very good though the top of one is partially detached and the bottom of the other is beginning to separate at the bottom.

[Book #51675]       Price: $150.00
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ELMER. William Faulkner. ELMER.
Northport, Alabama: Mississippi Quarterly/Seajay Press, 1983. First edition. This would have been Faulkner's second novel. Elmer, he says, "is tall and almost handsome and he wants to paint pictures. He gets everything a man could want -- money, a European title, marries the girl he wants --- and she gives away his paint box." Edited by Dianne L. Cox and with a foreword by James B. Meriwether. One of 26 lettered copies, there were also 200 numbered copies. Fine in dark blue cloth, without dust jacket (as issued).

[Book #47985]       Price: $250.00
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DARKNESS AND THE DEEP. Vardis Fisher. DARKNESS AND THE DEEP.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1943). First edition. The first volume in Fisher's "Testament of Man" series. Blue cloth with very minor fading on edges, otherwise near fine; in very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and one small scratach on spine. A nice looking copy.

[Book #49713]       Price: $120.00
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PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT. Vardis Fisher. PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1934. First edition. The second book in the Vridar Hunter tetralogy, which also included IN TRAGIC LIFE, WE ARE BETRAYED, and NO VILLIAN NEED BE. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear.

[Book #49716]       Price: $200.00
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