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THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. T. S. Eliot. THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK.
London: Faber and Faber, 1954. First edition. Second issue with "I had" on page 7 vs. "Ihad." Fine in earliest dust jacket (with "10s 6d" on flap), which is about very good with spine a bit darkened, few shallow chips and small tears.

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EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings. James A. Farley. EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings.
Wash., D.C. Government Printing Office, 1940. First edition. A presumably unique tribute book culled from the congressional record (labeled "Not printed at Government expense") printing newspaper articles from around the country honoring Farley, the Postmaster General and Chariman of the New York State Democratic Committee, upon HIS RETIREMENT IN PROTEST OF A POSSIBLE THIRD TERM FOR FDR AFTER NOT RECEIVING ENOUGH DELEGATES TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION HIMSELF (127 pages). Also includes "Various Speeches in behalf of the Hon. James A. Farley" (90 pages). INSCRIBED BY FARLEY "To John M. Cummings, with every good wish to a real friend whom I respect and admire. James A. Farley Mar. 17, 1941." Cummings was a humorist and political columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer--at that time, a staunchly Republican paper. Also includes Farley's own 2-page call for National Unity, reprinted from the New York Times and entered into the congressional record by Pennsylvania Senator Joseph Guffey. Touch of light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine in green cloth binding with "Addresses by Hon. James A. Farley Aug. 8, 1940" faintly etched in neat cursive hand on front cover. Farley's printed calling card laid in. BOOK OF TRIBUTES TO JAMES A. FARLEY.

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DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry. Kenneth Fearing. DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry.
New York: Random House, (1938). First edition. Pastedowns unavoidably darkened, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket.

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THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE. Timothy Findley. THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE.
Toronto: General Publishing, (1967). First edition of the author's first book. INSCRIBED to his "Uncle Doug": "I dropped in to see Father and I thought perhaps you might enjoy my signing this - my first novel. Best wishes Tif / Timothy Findley / Cannington / October 10,1967." Tanning to front endpaper (offset from item previously laid in), unfortunately where the inscription is written, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with only light wear to spine ends.

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PRANCING NIGGER. Ronald Firbank. PRANCING NIGGER.
New York: Brentano's, (1924). First edition. Firbank's first book published in the U.S. and the true first edition. It is believed that there were only 300 copies. Based on a letter from Carl Van Vechten (who wrote the introduction) to Firbank. This copy is from the library of Ralph Block. Several leaves roughly opened, bookshop sticker on rear pastedown, gilt on spine is dull but legible and page edges have a touch of foxing, otherwise very good or better in soiled dust jacket with chipping (only affecting a few letters in the title on spine), some closed tears and a small hole in the spine (not affecting any lettering). Scarce in dust jacket.

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FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS. F. Scott Fitzgerald. FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, second printing, published the same month as the first. His second book, with 8 short stories. The first printing was 5000 copies and this scarce second printing was only 3000 copies. Bright and nearly fine with just light offset to the front endpaper from item previously laid in. The dust jacket, which is ONE OF THE SCARCEST FITZGERALD JACKETS, shows extensive professional repair, most noticeably on spine and at head of front panel where--unable to determine the correct text for what would appear to be "2nd Large Printing" (only "ge Printing" remain)--the conservationist opted to fill in with the orange, background color. Fortunately the W.E. Hill cover illustration, depicting a scene from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is wholly intact.

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph.
London/ New York: Duckworth & Co./E. P. Dutton, [1907]. First edition. Like his earlier artists' studies, this one is published in the "Popular Library of Art" series (later printing copies are in the "Masters of Painting" series). INSCRIBED, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford," most likely in the 1930's. After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. In a 1973 letter to Thomas Moser regarding, among other things, the Arthur Mizener biography of Ford, THE SADDEST STORY, Keating wrote, "I found [it] very interesting but wondered a bit about his facts. For instance, the references he made to me (several times) were not entirely correct. During the last few years I had quite a lot to do with Ford and I am happy to say that I feel I did not let the old man down." Original red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front cover and TEG. Mild damp staining to and along spine, otherwise only minor wear and would be very good. Harvey A23 calls for brown boards, making this a variant in a nicer binding. INSCRIBED TO COLLECTOR AND BENEFACTOR, GEORGE KEATING.

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DRIVING FORCE. Dick Francis. DRIVING FORCE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Very slight lean and former owner's name on front end paper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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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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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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HIGH STAKES. Dick Francis. HIGH STAKES.
London: Michael Joseph, (1975). First edition. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear and small mark at bottom of spine.

[Book #52749]       Price: $50.00
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ODDS AGAINST. Dick Francis. ODDS AGAINST.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Barest wear on front corners of book and faint offsets on endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with back panel slightly soiled, closed tear on hinge and wear to spine ends. Still a very nice copy. SIGNED BY FRANCIS.

[Book #52737]       Price: $500.00
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RAT RACE. Dick Francis. RAT RACE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1970). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on ittle page. Fine in about very good, price clipped dust jacket with closed tear on front hinge fold at bottom and other minor wear.

[Book #52738]       Price: $200.00
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WILD HORSES. Dick Francis. WILD HORSES.
Briston: Scorpion Press, 1994. First edition. One of 99 SIGNED numbered copies. (There were also 20 deluxe lettered copies signed by Francis and H. R. F. Keating, who provided an author appreciation.) Fine in quarter leather and marbled boards.

[Book #52758]       Price: $200.00
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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 DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy. Christopher Fry. THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy.
London: Oxford University Press, 1954. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with lightly tanned spine and minor wear to spine ends and tips. dust jacket cover art by Ronald Searle.

[Book #33306]       Price: $50.00
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THE CASE OF THE SHOPLIFTER'S SHOE. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE SHOPLIFTER'S SHOE.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938. First edition. Spine somewhat cocked, otherwise about very good with light rubbing to the cover, endpapers showing a small amount of offset along the edges. In facsimile dust jacket.

[Book #51245]       Price: $125.00
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ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers. John A. Getty. ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers.
Philadelphia: E. Littell, 1831. First edition. "Designed for the use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools." Tan cloth boards, leather spine label with gilt lettering and rule. Good only with covers soiled and spine label worn (but still somewhat legible), front free endpaper lacking, damp stains, pencil notations, etc.

[Book #52563]       Price: $100.00
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TWIN SOMBREROS. Zane Grey. TWIN SOMBREROS.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1940. First edition. Small light erasure at top of front endpaper and very minor cover wear, otherwise very good to fine in nice pictorial dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #45099]       Price: $200.00
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FLAMING GUNS. J. E. Grinstead. FLAMING GUNS.
New York: The Dodge Publishing Co. (1938). First edition. "Blazing guns -- yes. Intrigue and theft and double dealing and fear and high courage and depth of despair"--- What more can we say? It's got it all. Gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very good or better in a slightly chipped and repaired dust jacket that is actually very colorful and attractive.

[Book #32554]       Price: $150.00
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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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CHRISTOPHER BLAKE A Play. Moss Hart. CHRISTOPHER BLAKE A Play.
New York: Random House, (1947). First edition (not stated). Near fine with previous owner's name on front endpaper; in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, back panels soiled, a few closed tears and one shallow chip. Scarce.

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BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago. Ben Hecht. BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. More stories from Hecht's early days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News, a continuation of sorts of his first book,1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO (1922). Hecht was known for his chronicles of high and low life in Chicago, New York and Hollywood in novels, short stories, plays and a stream of memoirs, as well as for his award-winning work as a screenwriter (he won the very first Academy Award for original screenplay for "Underworld" in 1927 and worked on the screenplays for many classics). Octavo patterned-cloth boards; black cloth spine stamped in green; top edge appears to have been green (now faded). Spine a bit dulled otherwise very good to near fine; in good to very good dust jacket with significant chipping to spine ends, though not affecting any lettering. A scarce book that is scarce to rare in jacket.

[Book #54682]       Price: $450.00
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AUBADE. Anthony Hecht. AUBADE.
[Colorado Springs]: The Press at Colorado College, 2004. First edition. Hecht's final published poem, an "aubade" -- a morning love song, traditionally "from a door or window to a sleeping woman," according to Wikipedia -- printed for Hecht's reading at Colorado College on October 14, 2004, just one week before his death on October 21, the day the poem appeared in the New York Review of Books. Oblong sheet, deckled on right edge only; 21 x 9.75", folded twice to make four pages and cover flap. Finely printed, at The Press at Colorado College which "is structured like an art laboratory" according to their website, in marbled blues and white above a crop of yellow and orange discs, reminiscent of night flowing into dawn (or perhaps vice versa). Fine. A MORNING LOVE SONG, HIS FINAL PUBLISHED POEM.

[Book #54272]       Price: $200.00
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POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition. Thomas Hood, W. M. Rossetti. POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1872. First edition thus: illustrated with new designs by American artists Felix Octavius Carr "F. O. C." Darley and Solomom "Sol" Eytinge, Jr. (also includes reproductions of the designs by Dore, Birket Foster, et al); and with an introduction, "A Critical Memoir," by W. M. Rossetti. Small quarto (7 x 9.5") full leather beveled boards with raised spine bands, gilt titling and brown stamped decoration and rule, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; 24 plates (most with tissue guards still present), 507 pages. Foxing to first and last blanks, touch of scattered light staining, otherwise near fine.

[Book #52520]       Price: $200.00
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