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SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics. Susan Hale. SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics.
Boston: S. W. Tilton and Co. (1885). First edition. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine; floral endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings. Ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown, small call numbers on spine, pencilled call numbers on contents page, and rear card pocket. Art store label on title page between author's name and publication information. Boards rubbed and lightly shelfworn, otherwise good or better with lettering bright and interior clean.

[Book #52574]       Price: $75.00
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THE HANGMEN OF SLEEPY VALLEY. Brett Halliday, Davis Dresser. THE HANGMEN OF SLEEPY VALLEY.
New York: William Morrow and Co. 1940. First edition. An early western by the mystery writer best known for his Michael Shayne novels. Written under his own name, Davis Dresser. Near fine in edge-rubbed dust jacket with few chips, tears and attendant creasing but otherwise very good.

[Book #54820]       Price: $125.00
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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43663]       Price: $125.00
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WOLF A False Memoir. Jim Harrison. WOLF A False Memoir.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1971). First edition. His first novel. Remainder line on bottom page edges, otherwise fine in price-clipped but otherwise fine, white dust jacket.

[Book #51615]       Price: $225.00
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THE LOST GALLEON: And Other Tales. Bret Harte. THE LOST GALLEON: And Other Tales.
San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Printers, 1867. First edition of this collection of poems. Dark-rose cloth boards stamped in gold on front; brown, coated endpapers. Spine and edges faded to brown, some light staining to covers, marginal loss at spine ends and corners, altogether better than good. Housed in custom cloth sleeve and slipcase with leather spine stamped in gold (light wear at spine).

[Book #22980]       Price: $250.00
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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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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND. Robert A. Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1961. First edition, first printing with "C22" at bottom of p.408; in later printing dust jacket with photo of Heinlein on back. Green cloth boards lettered in gilt; top edge green. Good, well-read copy with spine dulled, edges rubbed and bumped, inner hinges strengthened and few tiny pin-pricks where staples removed from endpaper. In very good or better, later-printing, price-clipped dust jacket with minor toning to spine and light edge wear. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54892]       Price: $1,000.00
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BY-LINE: ERNEST HEMINGWAY: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades. Ernest Hemingway. BY-LINE: ERNEST HEMINGWAY: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades.
London: Collins, 1968. First UK edition. Edited by William White and with commentaries by Philip Young. Uncorrected proof in slightly cocked red paperwraps with the front corners a little creased, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #41039]       Price: $150.00
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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers. Colin Higgins. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers.
Los Angeles: Miller-Milkis/.Higgins/ Ziegler Associates, (circa 1975). Presumed early draft with title printed as SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. The 1976 comedy-thriller that first paired Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine.

[Book #52895]       Price: $75.00
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A SUSPENSION OF MERCY. Patricia Highsmith. A SUSPENSION OF MERCY.
London: Heinemann, (1965). First UK edition. INSCRIBED, "To --- October 11, 1965 (with thanks) Patricia Highsmith." Near fine in worn dust jacket with creasing, rubbing and a few closed tears.

[Book #53249]       Price: $300.00
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THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH. J. M. Hockenheimer, G. W. Boswell, J. H. Howell. THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH.
[No-place: no-publisher], (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED to the poet Louis Daniel Brodsky, "Here, Louis, from one scholar to another. JM Hockenheimer." The precursor to his 2014 book of the same name focusing on one of the most documented hauntings in American history, the Bell Witch Legend of Tennessee. There have been several movies based, at least in part, on the legend, including "The Blair Witch Project" (1999); "Bell Witch Haunting" (2004), "An American Haunting" (2005); "Bell Witch: The Movie" (2007); and "The Bell Witch Haunting" (2013); as well as a recent TV series, "Cursed: The Bell Witch," based on the latest members of the Bell family trying to end the curse (Wikipedia). 38pp; white, stapled paperwraps printed in black on front only; with cover serving as title page. Staples a little rusted, otherwise fine. ONE OF THE MOST DOCUMENTED HAUNTINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

[Book #54261]       Price: $75.00
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DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle. Oliver Wendell Holmes. DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle.
Howard Pyle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1893. First edition. With Illustrations by Howard Pyle. Second issue with "clashed" (versus "flashed"), p.50:8 [BAL 9042]. Ornate, silver-stamped lettering and design on dark, slate-green cloth; page top edges silver. Small crimp to top rear corner, otherwise fine. A lovely copy.

[Book #48241]       Price: $100.00
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HUMOROUS POEMS. Thomas Hood. HUMOROUS POEMS.
Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First trade edition, following a limited, large paper issue. Preface by Alfred Ainger and 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front and spine, all edges gilt. Boards visible at corners and few small spots along edges, spine ends frayed, frontis tissue darkened, faint foxing throughout, previous owner's name opposite half-title page. An attractive little book.

[Book #52646]       Price: $100.00
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THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM. William Dean Howells. THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM.
Boston: Ticknor & Co. 1885. First edition. Mixed state with ads opposite title page (as called for in the first printing) but broken type in bottom line p.176, which BAL doesn't consider a valid issue point. A Merle Johnson Highspot. Bookplate on front pastedown and corners and spine ends a bit rubbed, otherwise very good.

[Book #45549]       Price: $150.00
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THE FIRST BOOK OF RHYTHMS. Langston Hughes. THE FIRST BOOK OF RHYTHMS.
London: Edmund Ward, (1964). First edition by this publisher. Originally published by Franklin Watts in the U.S. in 1954 and by Bailey & Swinfen in London in 1956. It appears that Edmund Ward took this series over from Bailey & Swinfen in the early 60s and reissued their back catalog. Spine ends lightly bumped otherwise fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed creasing a few light stains.

[Book #54862]       Price: $60.00
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WOLFWATCHING. Ted Hughes. WOLFWATCHING.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1990). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in gray paperwraps with publisher's letter laid in.

[Book #30867]       Price: $60.00
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COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA. William Inge. COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A very nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Shirley Booth won both the Tony and an Oscar for her performances in the play and the film. Fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears and a minute chip on top edge. One of the nicest copies we've seen in years.

[Book #42921]       Price: $250.00
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THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE. John Irving. THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1981). First edition of his fifth novel, SIGNED by Irving. Made into the 1984 film starring Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster. Tiny, very faint spot to front cover otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54430]       Price: $150.00
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ALASKANA Or Alaska in Descriptive and Legendary Poems. Bushrod W. James. ALASKANA Or Alaska in Descriptive and Legendary Poems.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Third edition. Gilt page edges, decorations and lettering. Near fine with offset on endpapers.

[Book #29696]       Price: $150.00
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I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK. W. C. Jameson, William Carl. I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK.
Conway, Arkansas: Seven Oaks Publ. Co. (1994). First edition. Early, or perhaps the first, poetry selection from the writer, author, singer/songwriter, and professional treasure hunter known for his "Buried Treasures of America" series. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To L.D.--...one who know the words, the language, the joys, the pains of this kind of life. Best, WC Jameson." Cream-colored paperwraps printed in brown, teal, orange and black. Fine. TREASURE HUNTER'S BOOK OF POETRY, INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET.

[Book #54260]       Price: $75.00
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MEDEA Freely Adapted From the MEDEA of Euripides. Robinson Jeffers. MEDEA Freely Adapted From the MEDEA of Euripides.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition, second issue with "least" present on page 99, line 21 (lacking in the first issue). Near fine with pages slightly age darkened; in dust jacket with very light soiling, one closed tear and very minor edge wear.

[Book #25177]       Price: $50.00
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A WAY OF LOOKING. Elizabeth Jennings. A WAY OF LOOKING.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1955). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Spine and edges somewhat foxed and offset to endpapers, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some foxing to rear panel and background of spine faded.

[Book #35914]       Price: $60.00
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THE PAPERS OF ANDREW JOHNSON. Andrew Johnson, LeRoy P. Graf, Ralph W. Haskins. THE PAPERS OF ANDREW JOHNSON
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1967-72. First edition. Three-volume set. Vol. 1, covering 1822 to 1851, is fine in very good dust jacket with several chips, tanning, light soiling, usual shelf wear. Vol. 2, covering 1852 to 1857, is fine in dust jacket with only a bit of rubbing and chips. Vol. 3, covering 1858 to 1860, is fine in near fine dust jacket with some sunning, a few chips, a bit of rubbing and one very tiny spot on the front edge. Interesting portraits of the aging President on the dust jackets.

[Book #47222]       Price: $250.00
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ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Elisha Kent Kane. ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.
Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. "Illustrated by upwards of 300 engravings, from sketches by the author." Folding map in each volume. Ex-library with typical markings on spine and endpapers. Cloth at spine ends chipped still a good, solid set.

[Book #52669]       Price: $275.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Helen Keller. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
New York, 1944. One full page, typed letter on Helen Keller's personal stationery; addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and dated June 24, 1944. The letter, soliciting donations for financial support for the American Foundation for the Blind, is SIGNED in ink in Keller's hand. At the time, Keller had been working for the AFB for twenty years (as she states in the letter). The letter describes the experience of being without sight and extols the virtues of the organization. Lightly creased where previously folded in quarters, otherwise fine.

[Book #49509]       Price: $500.00
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