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FLYING FINISH. Dick Francis. FLYING FINISH.
New York: Harper & Row, (1966). First U.S. edition. His fifth mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #52415]       Price: $250.00
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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.
New York: Harper & Row, (1975). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on bottom corners and spine end.

[Book #52397]       Price: $100.00
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TRIAL RUN. Dick Francis. TRIAL RUN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1978). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52761]       Price: $50.00
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THE SECOND STAGE. Betty Friedan. THE SECOND STAGE.
New York: Summit Books, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on the free endpaper, "For Martina + Karl-- Who've been a joyful source of strength in my own second stage-- Zestful wishes + love--Betty Friedan." Her follow up, 20 years later, to "The Feminine Mystique." Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and very light soiling to the front.

[Book #50320]       Price: $125.00
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A MASQUE OF MERCY. Robert Frost. A MASQUE OF MERCY.
New York: Henry Holt, (1947). First edition. Minute spot on page edges, otherwise fine in slightly spine-faded dust jacket with tiny chip.

[Book #48929]       Price: $60.00
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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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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 CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1940. First edition. A Perry Mason mystery. Tiny bumps to top corners otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with spine lettering toned. PERRY MASON MYSTERY.

[Book #54769]       Price: $500.00
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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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SELECTED POEMS. Oliver St. John Gogarty. SELECTED POEMS.
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1933. First U.S. edition. Fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear, spine tanned and few small chips.

[Book #43108]       Price: $75.00
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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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THE NAZARENE GOSPEL RESTORED. Robert Graves, Joshua, And Podro. THE NAZARENE GOSPEL RESTORED.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1954. First U.S. edition. The book was published July 15th--this date is written on the front endpaper and dust jacket spine in pencil. There are also pencil underlinings to a number of pages, so we assume it was a review copy. The book is fine with red top stain still bright; in dust jacket with wear and tiny chips on folds and spine ends and corners. Still, nicer than one normally sees for this large, heavy book (982 pages).

[Book #41857]       Price: $275.00
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THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM. Robert Graves. THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM.
London: Cassell and Co. (1950). First edition. Fine with just a touch of faint spotting to page top edge. In bright, clean, near fine dust jacket with touch of minor wear and small amount of light foxing to flaps.

[Book #35794]       Price: $75.00
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THE STOLEN STATESMAN. Leonard R. Gribble. THE STOLEN STATESMAN.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1932. First U.S. edition. An Inspector Anthony Slade Mystery. Gribble (1908-1985), a founding member of the Crime Writers Association, also wrote Westerns and books on criminology and other subjects. His many pseudonyms included Sterry Browning, James Gannett, Leo Grex, Louis Grey, Piers Marlowe, Dexter Muir and Bruce Sanders. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear. Quite scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #54771]       Price: $350.00
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THE CONTINENTAL OP. Dashiell Hammett, introduction, Ellery Queen. THE CONTINENTAL OP.
New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, 1945. First edition. Paperback original. Four stories from "Black Mask" magazine, two of which are first book appearances; introduction by Ellery Queen. Pages a little darkened and light shelf wear, otherwise fine.

[Book #52277]       Price: $125.00
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THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004. Seamus Heaney. THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004.
Dublin: Irish Writers Center, 2005. First edition. Number 8 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes two poems and an essay written by Seamus Heaney in memory of Milosz. Designed by Pawel Tryzno and printed partially on Zanders Zeta paper and partially on handwoven paper by the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland. The book has stainless steel covers and comes in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles published in Polish newspapers in the days following Milosz's death. Housed in an elaborate, folding, black-cardstock case with dripping black-ink design on one edge and author's name in silver on front. There were another 50 copies in the special deluxe edition in an even more intricate housing. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

[Book #50591]       Price: $1,500.00
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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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QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog]. Ernest Hemingway, Luis Quintanilla, John Dos Passos. QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog].
New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, no-date [1934]. First edition. Catalog for the exhibition of Quintanilla's dry points held at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 20 to December 4. Single sheet folded twice to make six pages; measuring approximately 6 1/8 x 9 3/8" when folded. Hemingway's essay covers two pages while Dos Passos's is one page. Creased where folded again (to fit in a pocket?) otherwise very good. Hanneman B16. ESSAYS BY HEMINGWAY & DOS PASSOS.

[Book #54902]       Price: $200.00
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HOUSE OF THIEVES. Kaui Hart Hemmings. HOUSE OF THIEVES.
New York: Penguin Press, 2005. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of short stories. The first story, "The Minor Wars," was expanded into the novel, THE DESCENDENTS, which was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name starring George Clooney. Fine in dust jacket. Both this and THE DESCENDENTS are surprisingly scare.

[Book #50225]       Price: $125.00
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BRASS ANKLE: A Play. Du Bose Heyward. BRASS ANKLE: A Play.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1931). First edition, trade issue (there was also a limited edition). A "drama of white folks in the deep South, caught in circumstances beyond their control," by the author of PORGY. Gilt spine lettering a little darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine slightly toned but lettering still bright and just one tiny chip to top, rear spine tip. The jacket would be near fine to fine if it weren't for the "Protect-O-Cover" coating applied -- or perhaps that's the reason it's so nice. Either way, it's there, along with an inconspicous blindstamp along the fore-edge of the rear flap fold (identifying it as having been "protected"). Unusual nonetheless in such nice condition, with the orange-colored jacket unfaded and basically unworn.

[Book #41583]       Price: $150.00
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VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory. J. R. Hicks. VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition. THE MAN FOR WHOM THE "HICKSIAN DEMAND FUNCTION" IS NAMED.

[Book #54570]       Price: $1,500.00
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THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB. Inez Hogan. THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB.
Philadephia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1927). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations in black-and-white and color by the author. Black cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. A good copy with nice, bright illustrations. Spine lettering and gilt lambs on front cover fading, boards visible at corners, endpapers cracked but holding, short gift inscription on front endpaper, personal library notation along hinge of dedication page, few marginal smudges to color illustrations. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #52647]       Price: $100.00
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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story. Benjamin L. Hooks, Jerry Guess. THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story.
(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer neighborhoods of American cities. He particpated in dialogues with the governments of South Africa and in hundreds of domestic issues affecting minorities in the United States" (from the jacket flap). Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #53131]       Price: $100.00
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