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LO! Charles Fort. LO!
Alexander King. New York: Claude Kendall, (1931). First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #54762]       Price: $2,750.00
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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52413]       Price: $50.00
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ENQUIRY. Dick Francis. ENQUIRY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1969). First edition. Fine in a near fine price clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52739]       Price: $150.00
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FOR KICKS. Dick Francis. FOR KICKS.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. His third mystery. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. Faintest ring marks on front cover, page edges darkened with subtle mottling (not immediately noticeable and not extending to margins), otherwise would be near fine; in good or better dust jacket, which presents better than it sounds -- rubbed, flattened creasing at base of spine and narrow line at middle, few small chips and tears, and extensive staining to the verso, which fortunately is only outwardly visible on the rear panel.

[Book #52743]       Price: $750.00
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FORFEIT. Dick Francis. FORFEIT.
London: Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled. In a very good dust jacket with some edgewear, rubbing, a few very small closed tears, and back panel soiled or aged. Still, a scarce title in decent condition and signed.

[Book #52750]       Price: $750.00
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MASTERS OF CRIME. Dick. Lionel Davidson Francis, Len Deighton. MASTERS OF CRIME.
(Herefordshire): Scorpion Press, (2006). First edition. Edited by Michael Johnson. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY FRANCIS AND DAVIDSON. Foreword by Deighton. Includes articles by Johnson and an interview with Davidson, a quasi-interview with Francis and tribute to him by H. R. F. Keating, as well as bibliographies (the UK editions of both authors' mysteries). Gilt-stamped green and black leather; pictorial endpapers. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #41129]       Price: $150.00
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THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE. Harold Frederic. THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. First edition of author's first book. The publisher's best seller. Very good or better in green cloth boards lettered in gold on spine and covers, with soiling to covers and minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #45550]       Price: $75.00
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THE OLD GRINGO. Carlos Fuentes. THE OLD GRINGO.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1985). First U.S. edition. SIGNED BY FUENTES. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Peden and the author. Fine in near fine dust jacket with very faint red line on rear panel.

[Book #54462]       Price: $75.00
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ON MORAL FICTION. John Gardner, Champlin. ON MORAL FICTION.
New York: Basic Books, (1978). First edition. The author's goal, he felt, was to take moral stands, especially on social issues, which he felt his peers weren't doing, thus endearing him to many of them. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Review slip laid in, indicating publication date of April 19, 1978.

[Book #52001]       Price: $50.00
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STREETWALKER. Jonathan Gash. STREETWALKER.
New York: Viking Press, 1960. First American edition. Written anonymously and attributed to Jonathan Gash. If so, his first book. The view from the prostitute's vantage. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #23279]       Price: $75.00
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IN THE HEART OF THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY: And Other Stories. William H. Gass. IN THE HEART OF THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition of author's second book. Collection of five stories includes the title story plus "The Pedersen Kid," "Mrs. Mean," "Icicles," and "Order of Insects." Minor spine crimps, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dust jacket folded onto the book slightly off-center. Jacket shows light tanning to spine lettering and the barest nicks to spine ends and corners.

[Book #49138]       Price: $100.00
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BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. Leonard Gershe. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE.
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Basis for the film starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Eillen Heckart won an Academy Award for her supporting role in the film. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near fine with a small bookstore stamp on front pastedown in a bright dust jacket with light soiling and one tiny closed nick on front flap edge.

[Book #29091]       Price: $175.00
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INTEREST TABLES; Also, Banking Time-Tables. Jacob Gillmeyer. INTEREST TABLES; Also, Banking Time-Tables.
(no place: No publisher), 1836. "Pocket edition," first edition thus. Small (3.75 x 5.5"), full-leather with gilt bordered boards and gilt lettering to front, with front cover detached. Publisher's advertisement pasted inside front cover (offering a reward for finding an error in the tables) chipped on outside edge affecting beginning of the lines in the first two paragraphs; first and last few leaves darkened. Still a good, tight copy with interior pages clean and bright.

[Book #52640]       Price: $75.00
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FRENCH SUMMER. Guy Gilpatric. FRENCH SUMMER.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1933. First edition, 2nd printing. Issued in the same month as the first and rare in dust jacket. Near fine with light soiling to the polka-dotted cloth boards and light rubbing to the corners. In worn dust jacket which is somewhat soiled and rubbed, with chips to the spine ends and corners as well as a few closed tears, some of which have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51529]       Price: $200.00
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THE MONSTER OF GRAMMONT. George Goodchild. THE MONSTER OF GRAMMONT.
New York: The Mystery League, Inc. 1930. First edition. Small name neatly written on front endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a few small chips, short closed tears and rubbing.

[Book #43377]       Price: $50.00
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THE TIN DRUM. Gunter Grass. THE TIN DRUM.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1962). First American edition. The first book by this Nobel Prize-winning author. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Made into a German film, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980. Crisp, near fine copy in fine white dust jacket with only the barest aging on edges. A nice copy of this classic.

[Book #52309]       Price: $300.00
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JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529. Robert Graves, , John Skelton. JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529.
[No place: No publisher, No date (circa 1943)]. First edition, later issue. Poems modernized by Graves. Originally published by Ernest Benn in 1927, this is the remainder binding issued by Eyre & Spottiswoode (E & S) who purchased the Benn stock; the covers are the same as for "The Augustan Poets Series" published by them in 1943 but with wine-red, simulated-cloth cover pasted over with cut-out to reveal only the title on front cover. This copy with errata slip laid in; "f" broken on p.28; slug absent p. 14, line 3; smudge on p. 21; and broken "c" p.22. Few foxed spots on inside of covers, otherwise very good. Scarce.

[Book #49964]       Price: $125.00
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GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT. Robert Graves. GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1929). First edition, second issue (deletions p.290 and pp.341-343 marked by asterisks). Errata slip tipped to p.398, as called for. Cloth at spine slightly faded with spot of rubbing and few tiny nicks to cloth otherwise very good or better lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54806]       Price: $175.00
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LETTERS TO KEN: (From 1917-1961). Robert Graves. LETTERS TO KEN: (From 1917-1961).
(Cathedral City, CA): Brunswick Press, 1997. First edition, second printing, one of 50 numbered copies. Edited with comments by Harvey Sarner, an avid collector of Graves' books who opens this volume with "The literary world was astonished in July, 1995, when Mrs. Gay Doggart opened her desk drawer and made available to the world 37 previously unknown personal letters written by Robert Graves, to her father, Kenyon Barrett." Fine in leather with gold stamping. The first priting was withdrawn when the Laura Riding Jackson estate sued Mr. Sarner for including Riding's letters to Ken in the volume. All copies that Sarner had were destroyed and he asked that all copies he had sold be returned.

[Book #15578]       Price: $100.00
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LOVE RESPELT. Robert Graves. LOVE RESPELT.
London: Cassell, (1965). First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Rear endpapers offset (where something was apparently laid in), otherwise fine in dust jacket with very slightly tanned spine and offset to edge of rear flap (matching the offset on endpapers).

[Book #35813]       Price: $120.00
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NO MORE GHOSTS: Selected Poems. Robert Graves. NO MORE GHOSTS: Selected Poems.
London: Faber & Faber, (1940). First edition. Uncorrected proof, about very good in lightly soiled paperwraps with soiling and creasing.

[Book #35370]       Price: $100.00
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THE SECRET OF TANGLES: Another Case for Anthony Slade and Department X2. Leonard R. Gribble. THE SECRET OF TANGLES: Another Case for Anthony Slade and Department X2.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1934). First U.S. edition. 8vo, maroon cloth boards stamped in black on front and spine. Very good to near fine with faint crease to spine; in dust jacket with a touch of white paint to spine, small chip to base of spine, and few tiny nicks and tears, otherwise very good. A scarce book, scarce to rare in dust jacket.

[Book #54932]       Price: $500.00
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TOUCH. Thom Gunn. TOUCH.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #35559]       Price: $60.00
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STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT. Clayton Hamilton. STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1914). First edition. INSCRIBED to Hollywood producer and screenwriter Ralph Block - "To Ralph Block - flittings, flutterings, and floatings- from his fellow outcast Clayton Hamilton, to commemorate their year of common exile at the Goldwyn Studios, Culver City, California 1921-1922." Gilt spine lettering somewhat dulled (though quite legible) and spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise bright and about near fine lacking dust jacket. Nice association copy.

[Book #33449]       Price: $100.00
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THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers. Thomas Hardy. THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers.
London: Macmillan Co. 1923. First edition. An attractive pictorial cover in green with gilt stamping. Slight wear to corners and spine ends still near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49866]       Price: $125.00
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