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COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER. William Faulkner. COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. The first issue in gray cloth with title page printed in blue and black, top page edge stained blue, and spine reading "The Collected Stories of William Faulkner." Newspaper clippings about Faulkner pasted to pastedowns and back endpaper, otherwise would be fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52188]       Price: $100.00
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MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK). Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1924. First edition. A volume containing the short story "Old Man Minick," as well as the play "Minick," which was based on it. Title page states that there is "also a brief and quite gratuitous explanation by the authors." Frontis of old men in the park and three full-page photos from the play. Very good with only minor cover wear and endpapers showing a touch of offset. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51817]       Price: $60.00
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POEMS OF CHILDHOOD. Eugene Field, Maxfield Parrish. POEMS OF CHILDHOOD.
Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [circa 1915]. Later Printing. Full-color title page and eight full-page plates by Parrish. with top edge plain and without tissue guards. Although the title page is dated MCMIV and the last copyright date is 1904, this particular issue is presumably from 1915, with Linderman's INDIAN WHY STORIES, illustrated by C.M. Russell last in list on the rear panel. Fine in near fine dust jacket. A scarce book in dust jacket in any early printing, especially in this nice condition. Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #49384]       Price: $350.00
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OFFSHORE. Penelope Fitzgerald. OFFSHORE.
London: Collins, 1979. First edition. Booker Prize winner. Near fine with faint foxing to page edges and endpapers but otherwise only the barest wear. In a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of foxing to the top of the back flap and slight wear to the top corners.

[Book #51268]       Price: $200.00
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ROLE OF HONOUR. Ian Fleming, By John Gardner. ROLE OF HONOUR.
(London): Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1984). First edition. The fourth volume of the continuation of James Bond by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket with the barest rubbing on top front corners.

[Book #49407]       Price: $200.00
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NEW YORK ESSAYS. Ford Madox Ford. NEW YORK ESSAYS.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1927. First edition, and the only edition, as this title was not published in the UK or in a U.S. trade edition. Number of 750 SIGNED, numbered copies (signed on the half-title page). Orange paper boards; gold lettered black cloth spine. Corners lightly frayed, otherwise very good. Lacking the dust jacket. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION -- THE ONLY EDITION.

[Book #53796]       Price: $450.00
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RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914. Ford Madox Ford. RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First edition. His scarce, second memoir, covering the years from 1894 to the outbreak of World War I. Head of spine beginning to fray, light evidence of insect damage to edges, general wear; still good or better in like dust jacket with several large chips, and long tears internally repaired with tape. What can we say? It's a scarce book, scarcer still in jacket. SCARCE IN ANY JACKET.

[Book #53765]       Price: $250.00
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BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations.
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton [George H. Doran Company], 1915. First U.S. edition. Not recorded in Harvey [A48]. Issued with British sheets, including the Hodder & Stoughton title page; in red cloth (vs grayish-brown) with Doran imprint at base of spine; lettered in black on front cover and in gilt on spine (the London edition is lettered in black on front and spine). The companion volume to WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT, which was published earlier the same year. Light crease to front board, otherwise very good with spine just a little dulled. NOT RECORDED IN HARVEY.

[Book #53816]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #53788]       Price: $1,250.00
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SINGLE-HANDED. C. S. Forester. SINGLE-HANDED.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1929. First U.S. edition. Published in UK as BROWN ON RESOLUTION. "'Single-Handed' is blood and thunder, but the blood is real and the thunder, the thunder of the twelve inch guns" --Dublin Evening Mail. Brown, trapped on the most remote island of the Galapagos, has the odds against him. A precursor to Forester's Hornblower novels of the sea. Narrow offset on endpapers, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with wear on corners and spine ends, tiny hole at bottom of front panel, and tape reinforcement to verso of spine ends.

[Book #40088]       Price: $600.00
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THE DANGER. Dick Francis. THE DANGER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. SIGNED "HI --- Dick Francis," on half title page. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny spot of minor edge wear.

[Book #52753]       Price: $50.00
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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
London: Michael Joseph, (1976). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with back panel lightly aged.

[Book #52747]       Price: $150.00
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KNOCK DOWN. Dick Francis. KNOCK DOWN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1974). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear on corners. A very nice clean copy of this early title.

[Book #52768]       Price: $125.00
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ODDS AGAINST. Dick Francis. ODDS AGAINST.
New York: Harper & Row, (1965). First U.S. edition. Author's third mystery. Very good or better with corners and spine ends a little bumped, lower edges lightly rubbed, bookplate on rear endpaper ("From the library of" with nice map design but no name filled in, so it's ready to go); in bright, price-clipped dust jacket with inconspicuous tears along top spine folds (otherwise near fine).

[Book #52405]       Price: $100.00
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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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THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE. Harold Frederic. THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. First edition of author's first book, a critically acclaimed literary classic. The publisher's best seller. Green cloth boards lettered in gold on spine and covers. Very good with contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown, crack in front hinge paper (hinge still tight), and spine ends and corners showing shelf wear. Housed in slightly faded, green-cloth chemise and a BEAUTIFUL, QUARTER-LEATHER SLIPCASE, also green, with five raised spine bindes ornamented in gilt, four of the panels with gilt-tooled floral design, and the other three lettered in gilt with the title, author's name and "Chicago 1896" (slight wear, still fine). A Merle Johnson "High Spot of American Literature."

[Book #22956]       Price: $150.00
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VALLEY SONG. Athol Fugard. VALLEY SONG.
New York: Theatre Communications Group, (1996). First edition. A play about the coming of age of a young girl in South Africa. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #42639]       Price: $50.00
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THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE.
New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1942. First edition. Very good or better with top page edges slightly foxed and offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket. An early work by the author of the Perry Mason series.

[Book #27586]       Price: $150.00
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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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ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry. William H. Gass. ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1975). First ediiton. One of 225 numbered copies SIGNED by Gass and Godine. Fine in dust jacket in slipcase. Author Doris Grumbach's personal copy with her initials on the front endpaper and the half-title page.

[Book #29306]       Price: $150.00
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A WOMAN IN CHINA. Mary Gaunt. A WOMAN IN CHINA.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [circa 1910's]. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with 65 photographic plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on front and gilt-lettered spine. Good only with flaking to cloth (appears to be old insect damage), cloth at head of spine quite frayed and frontispiece nicked on top edge but interior clean and bright.

[Book #52594]       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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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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WORKS OF GOETHE: In ten volumes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. WORKS OF GOETHE: In ten volumes.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1885). First edition thus. The works in 10 volumes plus "Life of Goethe" by Hjalmar Boyesen. Each volume profusely and lavishly Illustrated by the "Best German Artists." 64 full-page steel engravings, 128 full-page wood engravings and hundreds of illustrations in the text. Imperial octavo, gilt-stamped flexible black leather covers; red moire endpapers. Interiors fine but covers quite worn and therefore a good set only. PROFUSELY & LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED.

[Book #51612]       Price: $500.00
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THE SOFT VOICE OF THE SERPENT: and other stories. Nadine Gordimer. THE SOFT VOICE OF THE SERPENT: and other stories.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. First U.S. edition; preceding the UK. Nobel Prize winner's second book -- her first to be published in the U.S. Bright and near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with pin-prick hole and small light stain to front panel, edges lightly nicked, and few small tears.

[Book #54915]       Price: $150.00
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