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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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KALTBLUTIG (IN COLD BLOOD). Truman Capote. KALTBLUTIG (IN COLD BLOOD).
(Wiesbaden): [1966]. First German edition of his most famous book. A true account of a multiple murder and its consequences. Light offset on endpapers, otherwise fine in white, printed dust jacket with a few tiny chips and lightly soiled.

[Book #48850]       Price: $200.00
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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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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED EDITION FINELY BOUND.

[Book #54361]       Price: $12,500.00
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WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories. Raymond Carver. WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. Presumed review copy with photograph and publisher's letter laid in. Doris Grumbach's copy with her initials in pencil at bottom of first blank. Includes the first book appearance of 7 stories and some revisions and title changes on 30 others. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #30778]       Price: $125.00
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THE AFRICAN WITCH. Joyce Cary. THE AFRICAN WITCH.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1936. First edition of his third book, a novel set in West Africa. Small tasteful bookplate on front pastedown under flap, of "Claude" (Smith) a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Playboy, et al. Top front cover a little bumped, otherwise the black cloth and spine gilt lettering is near fine, in a very good or better typical yellow, lightly soiled, Gollancz dust jacket with one small closed tear.

[Book #35502]       Price: $200.00
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THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. A very good or better copy that has touch of soiling. In like dust jacket that has a minor amount of edge wear.

[Book #28353]       Price: $60.00
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LIVING HISTORY. Hillary Rodham Clinton. LIVING HISTORY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First edition. Her memoirs of her time as first lady. SIGNED on the title page. Spine ends just gently nudged still fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #54646]       Price: $250.00
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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems. Billy Collins. QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems.
New York: William Morrow, (1991). First edition. THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER ISSUE -- SIGNED on the title page by Collins and dated "Jan 1992." The book was issued simultaneously in softcover and even that issue is scarce. An early selection of poems from the eventual Poet Laureate, exhibiting his usual wry, probing humor. Selected from his many magazine appearances by poet Edward Hirsch for The National Poetry series. Fine in crisp, fine dust jacket with only the faintest crease to rear panel. SCARCE SIGNED HARDCOVER ISSUE.

[Book #53538]       Price: $1,250.00
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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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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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VICTORY: An Island Tale. Joseph Conrad. VICTORY: An Island Tale.
London: Metheun, (1915). First UK edition, preceded by the U.S. but with Conrad's "Author's Note" to this edition not included in the U.S. The rare first state of the title page, which is integral, with comma after "Essex Street" in the publisher's address. Four pages of publisher's ads at rear dated Autumn 1915 followed by 32-page publisher's catalog dated "8/5/15" (on p.31), as called for. Spine faded to pink though gilt lettering still bright; half-title page darkened at margins, otherwise near fine. WITH RARE FIRST-STATE TITLE PAGE.

[Book #53771]       Price: $400.00
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MRS. PALMER'S HONEY. Fannie Cook. MRS. PALMER'S HONEY.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1946. First edition of the author's third book. INSCRIBED and signed by Cook, who's inscriptions seem to be scarce. Winner of the first George Washington Carver Award. The blurb under the author's picture reads in part, "Although Fannie Cook happens to be white, she is particularly qualified to write about Negro-white relationships..." Very good or better in a good-only dust jacket with 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch chunk missing from top corner of rear panel and the top and bottom spine edges chipped away (not affecting any lettering). The price on the front flap is still intact and the front panel looks good.

[Book #36034]       Price: $100.00
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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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A TIME FOR REMEMBERING: The Ruth Bell Graham Story. Patricia Daniels Cornwell. A TIME FOR REMEMBERING: The Ruth Bell Graham Story.
San Francisco: Harper & Row, (1983). First edition. The mystery AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. The story of Billy Graham's wife, a good friend of Cornwell. Quotation from Ruth 1:16-17 written on back of rear endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and a creased closed tear at top of back panel. Still, an attractive copy.

[Book #40925]       Price: $50.00
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THE PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES. Comte C. de Saint-Germain. THE PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES.
Chicago: Laird & Lee, (1897). First edition. Introduction by Adrien Adolphe Desbarrolles. Two volumes. "Over 1100 illustrations," though we didn't count them. Three-quarter red leather with red cloth boards. All edges gilt. Spine ends chipped and frayed and spine edges worn. Appears hinges were glued at some point. Still a presentable binding with attractive patterned endpapers and the inside is fine (clear and clean). Seemingly scarce if not rare, and certainly interesting.

[Book #52724]       Price: $350.00
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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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BOY IN THE WIND. George Dillon. BOY IN THE WIND.
New York: The Viking Press, 1927. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of poems. Spine label a bit discolored, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with spine tanned and a few short closed tears and nicks.

[Book #45360]       Price: $60.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER. A. Conan Doyle. THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER.
London: Ward & Downey Ltd. 1895. An early UK reprint. Very good with hinge starting, spine ends and corners bumped, spine somewhat sloped, two marks of soiling on rear cover, and light overall rubbing, with rubbing more heavy along the edges and corners.

[Book #51559]       Price: $150.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. Volume one only of the two-volume trade edition, which preceded the limited edition by a year. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books, made into a film in 1931 under this title and in 1951 as "A Place in the Sun" with Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. A Haycraft-Queen title and on the Time 100 list. Gold stamped spine lettering a little dull, corners a bit rubbed and front hinge starting, otherwise very good condition. In a dust jacket with an obvious repair at top of spine where it appears lettering has been drawn in (nice job), otherwise near fine. VOLUME ONE ONLY.

[Book #52707]       Price: $250.00
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THE HAB THEORY. Allan W. Eckert. THE HAB THEORY.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). First edition. Two small spots on top page edges, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with a few closed edge tears and light soiling. An attractive copy of the author's first science fiction book.

[Book #30437]       Price: $100.00
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RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS. Sir Arthur Eddington. RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS.
Cambridge: University Press, 1936. First edition. Small name on front endpaper. Light wear otherwise about very good with light offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket, if issued with one.

[Book #52355]       Price: $100.00
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THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848. D. Morier Evans. THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848.
London: Letts, Son, and Steer, 1848. First edition. The author's first book. "Facts and figures illustrative of the events of that important period, considered in relation to the three epochs of The Railway Mania, The Food and Money Panic and The French Revolution." A scarce contempory historical account. Also containing an appendix with a list of the "English and Foreign Mercantile Failures, with the Balance Sheets and Statements, of the Most Important Houses." 151 pages, plus 80-page appendix and 16 pages of publisher ads. Evans, was assistant city correspondent on the Times, a post he occupied several years before assuming direction of the money articles in the Morning Herald and Standard. In addition to his regular work, Evans was connected with several other commercial and financial periodicals, among them the Bankers' Magazine, to which he was a principal contributor; the Bullionist; and the Stock Exchange Gazette. He also conducted the literary and statistical departments of the Bankers' Almanac and Diary. This first book was followed by "History of the Commercial Crisis, 1857-8," and the "Stock Exchange Panic, 1859," among others. About very good in somewhat soiled and faded original cloth, which has been rebacked with original spine laid down, and with new endpapers, linen hinges and sewn headbands added.

[Book #52684]       Price: $750.00
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CIMARRON. Edna Ferber. CIMARRON.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First edition. Her fictional story of the Oklahoma land rushes of the 1880s and 1890s which was made into a 1931 Oscar-winning movie of the same name with Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Very good with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends; in very nice, very good to near fine dust jacket with only a few tiny chips and very small closed tears backed with archival tape.

[Book #52022]       Price: $350.00
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