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ORPHANS OF THE SKY. Robert Heinlein. ORPHANS OF THE SKY.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963. True first edition. Although the dust jacket proclaims it to be the "First publication in this country of "A Classic of Science Fiction," the UK edition actually precedes the U.S. Contains two novellas published in the U.S. in serial form in Astounding Science Fiction magazine, "Universe" and "Common Sense" (together they are part of Heinlein's "Future History" series). Book shows subtle evidence of a previous life in a library--front free endpaper very neatly excised, thinning to few areas from erasure (title/copyright leaf; base of last page), and touch of minor wrinkling to rear free endpaper--which is too bad because otherwise it is near fine in a fine dust jacket. TRUE FIRST EDITION.

[Book #54773]       Price: $400.00
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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Ernest Hemingway. THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. (1924). First edition. Edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Dedicated to and includes "My Old Man," Hemingway's first book appearance in the U.S.; also includes short stories by Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Edna Ferber, et al. First issue with Hemingway misspelled "Hemenway." Spine somewhat faded and text block toned otherwise very good lacking dust jacket. [Hanneman B1, Grissom.

[Book #54870]       Price: $200.00
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"Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:. Ernest Hemingway. "Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:
(New York: Hearst Magazines Inc. 1939). First edition. March 1939 issue featuring the first appearance of Hemingway's short story, "Nobody Ever Dies!" Very good with a few chips and tears to the edge of the cover, wear to the spine ends, and light soiling on the back, but the inside still bright and in excellent condition.

[Book #51408]       Price: $75.00
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WINNER TAKE NOTHING. Ernest Hemingway. WINNER TAKE NOTHING.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition. His third collection of stories, fourteen in total with nine being published for the first time. About very good with spine ends bumped, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, gold spine label somewhat dulled and a little askew but label on front still bright, and cloth showing some areas of light insect damage. Small bookplate on front pastedown and light offset to the endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51885]       Price: $200.00
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ROADS OF DESTINY. O. Henry. ROADS OF DESTINY.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition. Name and date (1911) on front endpaper, otherwise very good or better with very minor wear. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #41386]       Price: $150.00
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THE CRY OF THE OWL. Patricia Highsmith. THE CRY OF THE OWL.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing on corners and spine ends; in near fine dust jacket with minor edgewear and touch of light rubbing.

[Book #53242]       Price: $350.00
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THOSE WHO WALK AWAY. Patricia Highsmith. THOSE WHO WALK AWAY.
New York: Doubleday, 1964. First edition. A Crime Club special, proclaiming this title a classic of the suspense novel. Two men caught in a strange relationship, hunter and hunted but difficult to tell which is which. Very good to fine in very good dust jacket with spine tanned, light edge wear, and one closed tear.

[Book #53247]       Price: $200.00
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ADVERTISING - SELLING: With a Budget Plan. P. G. Hobart, H. D. Ingalls, F. W. Bond. ADVERTISING - SELLING: With a Budget Plan.
Chicago: The F. W. Bond Company, 1925. First edition. An elaborate advertisement for advertising in general and for direct-mail advertising specifically, with "Presented with the compliments of the F.W. Bond Company"-label on front pastedown. Illustrated with charts, photographs of campaigns and a fold-out photo showing further examples of direct-mail ads. Appears the spine label is gone from the cloth spine, if it had one, and corners are worn, still good or better in rubbed/soiled goldenrod boards.

[Book #52477]       Price: $100.00
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VOYAGE HOME. Sandra Hochman, Louise Bogan. VOYAGE HOME.
(Paris): Two Cities Editions, (1960). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on title page, "For Louise Bogan in admiration, Sandra Hochman (with great hopes of meeting you soon - as I have best regards from Claire Gall to give you when I return - in a few weeks- to New York!)." Pages slightly age darkened, minor edge rubbing and very light soiling, otherwise about near fine in blue-and-white, printed paperwraps. A nice association copy. Scarce.

[Book #45607]       Price: $60.00
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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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IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems. Barbara Howes. IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems.
New York: Bonacio & Saul / Grove Press, 1954. First edition. Author's second book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light crease to bottom corner front panel.

[Book #43115]       Price: $50.00
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WODWO. Ted Hughes. WODWO.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on the front endpaper. A PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Hughes, "To Tony/ in Memoriam/ from Ted/ 13 July 1967." This was Hughes first book of poems after wife Sylvia Plath's death from suicide in 1963 -- we assume the "in Memoriam" is for her, as she and Hecht were very close friends, which is clearly indicated by her intimate letters to him. Plath and Hecht met while both were teaching at Smith College (1956-1962), where Hughes also taught. After Plath's death, Hughes and Hecht continued to be friends and each man went on to win numerous awards and to become the Poet Laureate of their country. Ted Hughes was known to greatly admired Hecht, calling him "one of the most accomplished of his extremely accomplished generation." The book is crisp and fine with only very minor wear; in a near fine, lightly age-toned dust jacket with slightly darkened spine and a few tiny nicks. An early, important association copy between two poets who went on to become highly esteemed in each other's countries as well as their own. IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

[Book #53612]       Price: $2,500.00
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THREE TRAPPED TIGERS. G. Cabrera Infante. THREE TRAPPED TIGERS.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1971). First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED on half-title page. Translated from the Cuban by Donald Gardner and Suzanne Jill Levine in collaboration with the author. Spine ends a little tender, top edge of boards slightly sunned, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #25652]       Price: $150.00
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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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MY RELIGION. Helen Keller. MY RELIGION.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1927. First edition. Spine fading, otherwise very good in dust jacket with edge wear and chips on spine ends and corners.

[Book #42359]       Price: $100.00
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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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PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE. J. H. Kellogg, John Harvey. PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE.
Battle Creek, Mich. The Office of the Health Reformer, 1877. First edition. Odd and unusual opinions and pronouncements on sex and sexual practices from the doctor who, with his brother, invented "Corn Flakes." Kellogg was known for his "work on the rehabilitation of masturbators" (Wikipedia). Topics covered herein include: Sexual Life, Use and Abuse, Chastity, Continence, Marital Excesses, Prevention of Conception, Infanticide and Abortion, The Social Evil, and Solitary Vice. Small 8vo.; brown cloth lettered and with ornament in gilt on spine and front, blind-stamped borders to boards; brown, coated endpapers; 356 pages, including index, plus 4 pages of ads. Touch of scattered staining, brief underlining and margin mark on p.89 (a section cautioning against older men "forming unions" with young girls), otherwise near fine. SCARCE TO RARE. ODD AND UNUSUAL OPINIONS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS ON SEX AND SEXUAL PRACTICES.

[Book #54258]       Price: $750.00
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A FAMILY MADNESS. Thomas Keneally. A FAMILY MADNESS.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. BOLDLY INSCRIBED on title page, "Not even Oskar Schindler could have saved them. Tom Keneally 1999" (no recipient). Uncorrected proof, fine in printed yellow paperwraps with handwritten projected date of publication (March 18), price, and agent contact info. GREAT INSCRIPTION.

[Book #49798]       Price: $150.00
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MEXICO CITY BLUES. Jack Kerouac. MEXICO CITY BLUES.
New York: Grove Press, (1959). First edition in FIRST-ISSUE, black-and-white dust jacket (vs. color), which is slightly taller than the book as usual. In presumed VARIANT BINDING with spine lettering stamped in silver versus the normally seen gold. "242 choruses" of Kerouac's experimental poetry -- "I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday" (Kerouac, from the jacket flap). Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, touch of rubbing to "M" in title on spine, faintest of glass rings to front cover, otherwise near fine. The dust jacket is bright and, with the exception of tiny nicks to the flap corners, is free of chips and tears, but there is a faint stain to top corner of front panel and it appears a tapped-on label was removed from the bottom of the spine (library label?), leaving tanned areas around the edges of where it had been (it would have measured approximately 1.5 x 1.5"). Otherwise the jacket is near fine. SCARCE FIRST-ISSUE JACKET.

[Book #53614]       Price: $1,500.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald, Willy Pogany. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Willy Pogany. Philadelphia: David McKay, (1942). First edition thus, with black-and-white art-deco style illustrations by Willy Pogany. INSCRIBED BY POGANY, "To Irving Bromer with best wishes, Willy Pogany." Small-quarto maroon cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; top edge maroon. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, still very good lacking the box.

[Book #49503]       Price: $250.00
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DESPERATION. Stephen King. DESPERATION.
Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M Grant, (1996). First edition, signed limited issue. Number 117 of 2000 numbered copies (of 2050 total) SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Don Maitz. Small quarto (10.25 x 7.25"), black faux-leather boards stamped in black and red foil on front and spine; housed in publisher's matching red-felt-lined clamshell case. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine.

[Book #54899]       Price: $500.00
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COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING. Rudyard Kipling. COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. First UK edition. Number 494 of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Bound in full, limp vellum and printed on English handmade paper. Top page edges and letters of front cover and spine gilt. Silk ties lacking, hinges starting, some soiling to vellum and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Still, a nice copy of a scarce book.

[Book #49618]       Price: $350.00
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LONGFIELD: The House on the Neck. Josephine Gibson Knowlton. LONGFIELD: The House on the Neck.
(Providence, RI): Self-published, (1956). First edition. An historical look at the families of Abby and Mark Anthony D'Wolf and their "Longfield" house. Illustrated with 82 black-and-white photographic plates in addition to 2 portraits. Dark green cloth boards, lettering and decoration in gilt, with front cover design of a four-quarter coat of arms representing Gibson D'Wolf and Hastings Marston; endpapers with a picturesque harbor view of the town of Bristol from a watercolor by Louisa M. (Gibson) Pratt. Dust jacket is illustrated with a photograph of the house on the front panel and has printed flaps but is otherwise plain white (unprinted). Very good to near fine with cover showing only the barest wear to the spine ends, back lower corner slightly bumped, previous owner's name at head of endpaper and bookplate on fly-leaf. Interior pages are clear and bright. Dust jacket good-only due to pieces missing along the top edge of the front and spine but otherwise relatively bright and clean.

[Book #52629]       Price: $200.00
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SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR. William Savage Landor, George Stillman Hillard. SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, (1856). First edition and only edition of this title. Excerpts from his writings on government, politics, literature, criticism, etc. Frontis of author, 308 pages including index. Name at head of title page, which has few tiny nicks to lower edge, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #39838]       Price: $100.00
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