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CORRIDOR. Jonathan Aaron. CORRIDOR.
Hanover: Wesleyan University Press, (1992). First edition. His second collection of poems. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "For Tony, with--poems, or no poems--Love [underlined], from Jonathan" beneath which is a sketch of a chair drawn by Aaron beneath which he has written "Chair, EOS Hotel, Zurich, 21.v.92." Fine in glossy, black, pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #53749]       Price: $200.00
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INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION: Forecasting Movements in Security Prices / Technique of Trading in Shares for Profit. L. L. B. Angas. INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION: Forecasting Movements in Security Prices / Technique of Trading in Shares for Profit.
New York: Somerset Publishing Co. 1936. First edition, INSCRIBED, "For Herbert B. Elliston from L. L. B. Angas." Lawrence Lee Bazley Angas was born into a family with a banking background. He was educated in both England and France and earned a Master of Arts degree at Oxford University before joining the British army at the beginning of World War I during which he served in France and Italy, earning him the Military Cross and Croix de la Guerre. Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Herbert Berridge Elliston was a foreign correspondent for various newspapers before becoming financial advisor to the Chinese Government. Later he was financial editor of the Christian Science Monitor, then joined the staff of the Washington Post where he eventually rose to editor of the newspaper. He was co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Editorial Writing" in 1949 (Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners, Heinz & Erika Fischer, 2002). INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION gives "Allying analysis of what makes the markets work with a study of the 'technique' of trading"--from the 1999 reprint version. Dark blue cloth boards, gilt stamped spine; illustrated with graphs; seven appendices. Good with spine a little shaken and bottom outside edges of boards mottled (old damp stain?); otherwise clean and tight. With 8-page, map-folded brochure laid in advertising book, "This book, we have no hesitation in claiming, is the best ever written on Investment for profit." ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54595]       Price: $150.00
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A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS. Paul Auster. A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS.
New York City: Siamese Banana Press, [1972]. First edition. Auster's first "book," an anthology of poems translated by him. Includes Breton, Elaud, Artaud, Aragon, Arp, et al. Cover by George Schneeman. 8 1/2 x 11-inches, in stapled wraps. SIGNED by Auster and with two black-and-white photos of Auster, each SIGNED on the verso, laid in. Very good in pictorial wraps with only minor aging. HIS FIRST "BOOK," SIGNED & WITH TWO SIGNED PHOTOS.

[Book #46023]       Price: $450.00
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THE SCRANNEL PIPE: A Book of Verse. Leonard Bacon. THE SCRANNEL PIPE: A Book of Verse.
New Haven: Privately Printed, 1909. First edition. PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET'S FIRST BOOK, written the year he graduated Yale University. INSCRIBED BY BACON, "Charles A. Bennett / ex dono auctoris [a gift of the author]." From the collection of cartoonist Claude Smith with his penciled ownership signature. Light blue paperwraps printed on front only; most pages unopened. Old damp stain along spine and with yapped (over-hanging) edges of the fragile paper covers chipped. Good at best but a scarce book, scacer still signed by Bacon.

[Book #51393]       Price: $125.00
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GRANT IN PEACE: From Appomattox to Mount McGregor, A Personal Memoir. Adam Badeau. GRANT IN PEACE: From Appomattox to Mount McGregor, A Personal Memoir.
Hartford, Conn. S. S. Scranton & Company, 1887. First edition. An early book detailing General Grant's experiences, by his military secretary Adam Badeau. Numerous illustrations ranging from "The Surrender of Lee" to "Death of General Grant," nearly twenty in all; additionally illustrated with facsimiles from various icons, such as President Johnson and Mrs. Lincoln. An impressive book that would look outstanding in any Civil War or Presidential collection. Very good in original brown cloth, with some spotting and rubbing on edges of illustrated boards.

[Book #49778]       Price: $150.00
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NOTES OF A NATIVE SON. James Baldwin. NOTES OF A NATIVE SON.
London: Michael Joseph, (1964). First UK edition. An uncorrected proof copy in pale green printed wraps with "24 Feb 1964" stamped on cover (presumably the publication date). Minor wear and soiling but still very good for this fragile item.

[Book #50316]       Price: $150.00
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THE VIEW FROM A BLIND I. George Barker. THE VIEW FROM A BLIND I.
London: Faber & Faber, (1962). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page by the author in 1964. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket very lightly soiled on back cover and with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #43110]       Price: $60.00
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I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970. Beatles, Michael Todd. I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970.
(Lake Oswego, OR: AMV Entertainment), 1992. First edition. "This volume is an attempt to bring together a reference source for the Beatles' available session work." Apparently issued in only 150 copies. This copy with "19/150" handwritten in the corner of the Introduction page, beside Todd's INSCRIPTION, "Dear - - Thanks for your support! I hope the book and the disc bring you hours of fun for the entire family. (or something like that; anyway.) All the best, Michael Todd." Small highlighter squiggle on plain rear cover, few session entries highlighted with pencilled notations to margins, covers lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine in spiral binding.

[Book #50603]       Price: $150.00
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THE BURNING HOUSE. Ann Beattie. THE BURNING HOUSE.
New York: Random House, (1982). First edition. SIGNED with a quote from the book, "She loved being pregnant---." Uncorrected proof, fine in red printed wraps.

[Book #47151]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIVE-FOLD MESH. Ben Belitt. THE FIVE-FOLD MESH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to Eda Lou Walton, "For Eda Lou, with my inexpressible gratitude for the best pieces in the book and the death of the Ice-Age. Affectionately, Ben." The printed dedication to the last section of the book, "IV: Many Cradles: Personal Legend," is "For E. L. W." -- presumably Walton. New York Times book review slip laid in with Walton's name pencilled on the back, and Walton's signature is on the front endpaper. Paperclip impression to top of review slip and first few pages, with a touch of rust offset to front pastedown. Altogether very good or better with unavoidable offset from the binding glue to the hinges. Walton, then a New York University professor and poet herself, was mistress and muse to Henry Roth, author of CALL IT SLEEP, and that book's dedicatee.

[Book #45577]       Price: $125.00
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THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE. Madison Smartt Bell. THE WASHINGTON SQUARE ENSEMBLE.
New York: Viking Press, 1983. First edition. His first novel. SIGNED by Bell on the title page. Near fine in dust jacket with barest shelf wear to edges.

[Book #48503]       Price: $125.00
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ARNOLD BENNETT. Mrs. Arnold Bennett. ARNOLD BENNETT.
London: A. M. Philpot, Ltd. 1925. First edition. Frontis portrait of Bennett. Page top edges gilt. Illustrated with a few photographs. Very good in the scarce dust jacket, with spine sunned, marginal chipping, and splits at folds mended on verso with archival tape.

[Book #46536]       Price: $100.00
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LOVE INSURANCE. Earl Derr Biggers. LOVE INSURANCE.
New Y ork: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1919]. First of this Photoplay edition, which we assume was issued about 1919, or later, as that is the year the first movie, with Ralph Denny, was made. Another movie, starring Abbott and Costello and with Robert Cummings, was made in 1940 under the title "One Night in the Tropics." Old insect damage on bottom of covers, otherwise very good in chipped but still very good dust jacket. An early photoplay jacket.

[Book #52239]       Price: $250.00
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THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts. Robert Montgomery Bird. THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts.
New York: The Colophon, 1933. First edition. One of 465 copies, edited and with an introduction by Arthur Bobson Quinn. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with small spot on front panel and tiny hole in rear panel. A beautifel copy.

[Book #33657]       Price: $50.00
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LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems. Lili Bita, Zaller. LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems.
(New York: Athens Printing Company), no-date. First edition. SIGNED with inscription in Greek on front endpaper. Text in Greek and five poems translated to English. Near fine in glossy, stapled paper wraps with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51668]       Price: $50.00
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THE VIOLATED. Vance Bourjaily. THE VIOLATED.
New York: Dial Press, 1958. First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. "The sexual, moral and intellectual lives of four people of his generation, from the 1920's, through the depression, WW II and the 1950's." Fine in bright dust jacket with a touch of light wear at spine ends, light foxing on back flap fold, and two tiny closed tears.

[Book #32558]       Price: $100.00
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OUT OF THE EARTH. Louis Bromfield. OUT OF THE EARTH.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. INSCRIBED at his Malabar Farm, "Malabar 1950 For Charlie Rogers with the friendship and best wishes of Louis Bromfield." Very good or better with pictorial endpapers showing faint offset and cloth with a little wear. In a supplied very fine dust jacket almost new with two small closed tears.

[Book #48615]       Price: $200.00
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FREDDY GOES CAMPING. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY GOES CAMPING.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Illustrationed by Kurt Wiese. Freddy meets up with some unfriendly ghosts when he attempts to rid Mr. Camphor's house of his visiting aunts. The barest wear on corners, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33168]       Price: $100.00
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IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. His most famous book. Flattened crease to front endpaper (appears to be a production flaw) and faintest tape shadows to endpapers and pastedowns, otherwise crisp, clean and near fine; in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing, light creasing and few small tears.

[Book #54919]       Price: $150.00
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THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, and Other Poems and Verses. Lewis Carroll. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK, and Other Poems and Verses.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1903. Illustrated by Peter Newell, first edition thus. Red pictorial cloth binding. Previous owner's gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very good with only minor wear to corners and spine ends.

[Book #48553]       Price: $175.00
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AN AMERICAN ROMANCE. John Casey. AN AMERICAN ROMANCE.
New York: Atheneum, 1977. First edition. Association copy. From the library of Doris Grumbach with her initials on front endpaper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to Grumbach from John Casey on the title page. Review copy with slip and publisher's letter offering praise from author Brendan Gill laid in. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled; in dust jacket with one closed tear and light soiling.

[Book #29423]       Price: $125.00
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THE ICE KING. Daniel Casolaro. THE ICE KING.
Ardmore: Whitmore Publishing, (1981). First edition of his only book, a novel about mountain climbing. Full-page, intimate INSCRIPTION: "To a beautiful girl - - -." The author was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead, his wrists slashed 10-12 times, in a bathtub in a room in the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. However, his death became controversial because his working notes suggested he had traveled to Martinsburg to meet a source in connection with a story he had dubbed "the Octopus," which centered around a sprawling conspiracy theory involving an international cabal. Fine in dust jacket with few small chips on corners. Unaccountably scarce--and we would guess rare signed.

[Book #47198]       Price: $450.00
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THE ATTRACTIONS OF FRANCE. Bruce Chatwin. THE ATTRACTIONS OF FRANCE.
(London): Colophon Press, 1993. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies, this copy being letter "W." A story, from a single, partially revised draft, found amongst the author's papers after his death. There were also 175 numbered copies. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket.

[Book #33175]       Price: $350.00
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THE ENORMOUS RADIO: And Other Stories. John Cheever. THE ENORMOUS RADIO: And Other Stories.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953. First edition of his second book. Very minor cover wear and neatly written name on front endpaper; in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #50372]       Price: $150.00
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WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories. Sandra Cisneros. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1991). First editon. SIGNED by author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #44229]       Price: $100.00
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