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A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805. John Carr. A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, et al, 1806. First American edition, published the same year as the London edition, but unfortunately without the plates. A lawyer by training, Sir John Carr began to travel for health reasons. He was one of the earlier writers of travel literature and produced a number of accounts of his journeys in various European countries. One folding plate on the state of the weather in Dublin (doesn't seem to have changed much). Early, contemporary(?) calf with gilt-lettered red-leather spine label and gilt spine rules. A good only copy with spine and edges worn but binding wholly in intact. Though internally very good with no foxing and just one stain to the front endpaper and tiny nick to base of first few leaves.

[Book #49462]       Price: $300.00
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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 HUNTING OF THE SNARK, and Other Poems and Verses. Lewis Carroll. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, and Other Poems and Verses.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Illustrated by Peter Newell, first edition thus. Red pictorial cloth binding. Previous owner's gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very good with only minor wear to corners and spine ends.

[Book #48553]       Price: $175.00
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: An Agony in Eight Fits. Lewis Carroll. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK: An Agony in Eight Fits.
New York: Macmillan, 1923. First of this edition. With publisher's blurb, "This new edition is for a new public." A very good copy with previous owner's name on front endpaper in an early dust jacket with spine darkened and splitting at front fold, small chips at head of spine, 3/4-inch chipped from base, and with small hole in blank back panel.

[Book #48545]       Price: $150.00
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. Lewis Carroll. SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1893. First edition, first issue. All edges gilt. Foxing on frontispiece and title page, spine rubbing and wear to unprinted portion (from lettering down). Good to very good overall.

[Book #48551]       Price: $125.00
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USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY. Lewis Carroll. USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1954. First American edition. Review copy with review slip laid in. "The first of his writings although the last to be published." Written in 1845, when Carroll was just thirteen, for his younger brother and sister. Includes a few facsimile pages of text and reproductions of seven of the original illustrations. Covers somewhat tanned, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with corners clipped but price intact.

[Book #49472]       Price: $150.00
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CATHEDRAL: Stories. Raymond Carver. CATHEDRAL: Stories.
New York: Knopf, 1983. First edition. His third collection of short stories and the first to bring him critical acclaim, SIGNED on title page above his printed name and dated 10/31/83. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear. SIGNED IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION.

[Book #54615]       Price: $400.00
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THE HORSE'S MOUTH. Joyce Cary. THE HORSE'S MOUTH.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd. (1944). First edition. The third volume in his trilogy (first two volumes were HERSELF SURPRISED, 1941, and TO BE A PILGRIM, 1942). HORSE'S MOUTH follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who exploits his friends and acquaintances to earn a quid. Made into a 1958 movie with script by Cary and Alec Guinness, starring Guinness and Kay Walsh. Very good in red cloth; in dust jacket with long tears along front spine fold and front flap fold backed with tape, front panel a little wrinkled and few small chips and closed tears. Still, a presentable example of this scarce jacket.

[Book #49668]       Price: $200.00
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THE ICE KING. Daniel Casolaro. THE ICE KING.
Ardmore: Whitmore Publishing, (1981). First edition of his only book, a novel about mountain climbing. Full-page, intimate INSCRIPTION: "To a beautiful girl - - -." The author was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead, his wrists slashed 10-12 times, in a bathtub in a room in the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. However, his death became controversial because his working notes suggested he had traveled to Martinsburg to meet a source in connection with a story he had dubbed "the Octopus," which centered around a sprawling conspiracy theory involving an international cabal. Fine in dust jacket with few small chips on corners. Unaccountably scarce--and we would guess rare signed.

[Book #47198]       Price: $450.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Raymond Chandler. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
(La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white paper with return address of the small cottage rented by Chandler near the end of his life at 824 Prospect Street in La Jolla. A short but quite interesting letter mentioning Kay West (who was briefly the main beneficiary of his will; the will itself (which was contested after his death); the Bahama company he formed on Gilbert's advice (presumably to ameliorate his British tax issues); and his desire to again become a resident of Great Britain. The letter closes with, "Please pour some oil on this [sic] troubled waters. Yours affectionately, Ray." Creased where folded to thirds for mailing otherwise fine. "YOURS AFFFECTIONATELY, RAY"

[Book #54900]       Price: $3,500.00
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THE BESTIARY. Nicholas Christopher. THE BESTIARY.
(New York): The Dial Press, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52106]       Price: $50.00
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THE GIN GAME. D. L. Coburn. THE GIN GAME.
New York: Drama Book Specialists, (1978). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for best play. Near fine in a very good yellow dust jacket with light soiling, two small chips, one small closed tear and a small nick on spine edge.

[Book #29105]       Price: $150.00
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FAMILY PORTRAIT: A Play in Three Acts. Lenore. Cowen Coffee, William Joyce. FAMILY PORTRAIT: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint damp stain on front endpapers near hinge, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with light edgewear and slightly tanned spine. Starred Judith Anderson on Broadway.

[Book #33381]       Price: $50.00
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KING COTTON. David L. Cohn. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KING COTTON.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. First edition. The story of how cotton, more than any other product of our soil or industry, has had powerful and dramatic effects upon American life and history. About fine in like, pictorial white price-clipped dust jacket a little darkened on spine and with tiny chips on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54455]       Price: $75.00
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CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL. and Willy Colette. CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL.
H. Mirande. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by H. Mirande. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) but better than very good in dust jacket with tanned spine, edge chipping (affecting some spine lettering) and paper tape repair to verso.

[Book #33826]       Price: $100.00
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THE ROCK POOL. Cyril Connolly. THE ROCK POOL.
New York: Charles Scribners, 1936. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, published in Paris earlier in the year. Small name on front pastedown, otherwise very good or better in worn dust jacket with small chips to edges, closed tears and old tape on verso. A presentable copy of a scarce book in dust jacket.

[Book #28975]       Price: $150.00
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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. Joseph Conrad. AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS.
London: Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition. Conrad's second novel, inspired by his experience as chief mate of the small steamer, the "Vidar." Adapted into the 1951 movie of the same name, directed by Carol Reed and featuring Trevor Howard as Willems (the movie was nominated for best British film and best film from any source at the 1953 BAFTA awards). Though the exact number of copies is unknown, estimates range between 1,000 copies (Unwin's statement in Cagle's unpublished bibliography) and 3,000 copies (Wise's biblography). In our experience, the latter, higher number seems more likely. This copy with the typographical errors "this" for "their" p.26:31; page 129 numbered "10"; and "hate" for "fate" p.356:26. In bluish-green cloth with lower paper edges rough trimmed and top edges gilt. Binding a little cocked, minor fraying on spine ends, name and 1898 date on front endpaper. Still, about very good. HIS SECOND NOVEL, INSPIRED BY HIS EXPERIENCES ABOARD A SMALL STEAMER.

[Book #53743]       Price: $450.00
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WORKS. Joseph Conrad. WORKS.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1925. First edition thus, the definitive edition in twenty volumes. In original dark blue cloth, each with frontispieces and facsimile signature. Gilt spine lettering bright, only very minor rubbing on tips and occasionally on covers but otherwise a near fine and bright set. Lacking dust jackets. THE DEFINITIVE EDITION IN TWENTY VOLUMES.

[Book #53756]       Price: $500.00
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OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST. John Esten Cooke, Richard Harwell. OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST.
Chicago: Lakeside Press/Donnelley & Sons, 1961. First edition, a Lakeside Classic issued for Christmas 1961 with historical introduction by Harwell. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine, gilt top edge, tissue-protected frontispiece portrait of General J. E. B. Stuart. Fine.

[Book #52666]       Price: $50.00
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WHITEOAKS. Mazo de la Roche. WHITEOAKS.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. First edition. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) and bottom edge of rear board slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping and a few closed tears. This was de la Roche's first full-length play and was based on her best-selling book, WHITEOAKS OF JALNA.

[Book #33013]       Price: $50.00
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END ZONE. Don DeLillo. END ZONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his second book. Football as metaphor for nuclear war? Fine in dust jacket with the barest edgewear. Better than usual for this black dust jacket.

[Book #37714]       Price: $350.00
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LAST TALES. Isak Dinesen. LAST TALES.
London: Putnam, (1957). First UK edition. Follows SEVEN GOTHIC TALES and WINTER'S TALES with 12 more tales of imagination, desire, and destiny, including 2 new "Gothic Tales" and 3 new "Winter's Tales." Blue top stain a little faded near spine otherwise fine in very good to near dust jacket with faint staining, tiny tears and spine slightly toned.

[Book #54936]       Price: $125.00
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THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy). Lawrence Durrell. THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy).
New York: Dutton, 1960. First U.S. edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Comprised of the unbound signatures (i.e., groups of pages) from the book laid into the trade dust jacket Fine in nice, bright jacket with just minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #51983]       Price: $125.00
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THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919. Max Eastman, , Crystal Eastman. THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919.
(New York: The Liberator Publ. Co. 1919). First edition. The Liberator was a monthly socialist magazine established by siblings Max and Crystal Eastman in 1918. It continued the work of The Masses, which was shut down by the wartime mailing regulations of the U.S. government. (Wikipedia). The Liberator featured art, poetry, and fiction, as well as political reporting and commentary. This issue with portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Boardman Robinson on front cover; woodcuts by J. J. Lankes, and cartoons by Art Young, et al; poetry by Hazel Hall, Nina Bull, Rose Henderson, Elizabeth Jane Coastsworth, Beulah Amidon, et al; and contributions from the editors, Charles W. Wood, Inez Haynes Irwin, et al. Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 50pp plus covers. Few tiny edge tears, otherwise fine.

[Book #54948]       Price: $150.00
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THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. T. S. Eliot. THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). First edition in second state binding. Cloth just a bit rubbed otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47257]       Price: $100.00
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