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THE OLD-TIME SALOON: Not Wet - Not Dry Just History. George Ade. THE OLD-TIME SALOON: Not Wet - Not Dry Just History.
New York: Ray Long & Russell Smith, 1931. First edition. Interesting marbled-cloth boards. Faint stain on first blank and frontis verso, still very good to near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #28611]       Price: $60.00
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"SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER" Edward Albee. "SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER".
[Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, circa 1997]. First edition. Previously unissued broadside print by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. A drawing of a mustachioed figure, from chest up, hoisting a barbell with "Spanish gigilo [sic] as weightlifter" written beside it. SIGNED by Albee and "framed" in black and yellow. 11 x 7.75". Fine. One of only 19 copies, of a planned 20.

[Book #46155]       Price: $150.00
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THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs. Edward Albee. THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs
Charleston, WV: 1983. First edition. In September 1983, Albee spent a 2-week "Marshall Evans" residency at the University of Charleston, during which he lectured, taught seminars on writing, acting and directing, and directed two of his own plays, "The Sandbox" and "Counting the Ways." This small archive from that period contains a newspaper article from the local paper on Albee's arrival, an autograph note signed by Albee to Dr. William Plumley of the university ("Bill -- When did we schedule Evans & the student TV forum? Friday, I hope. If today, rearrange, as I am busy 'till 9 pm today. Regards in Christ, Edward."), and 5 x 7" black-and-white photos from the play rehearsals signed and dated by Albee on the verso (2 images, 6 photos in all: 3 copies of each, all signed and dated on verso by Albee). In addition, there are two chatty, full-page follow-up letters to Plumley, each on Albee's stationary and with original hand-addressed envelopes. October 9, 1983: "Dear Bill: Thanks for your nice letter. By all means: send along some poems . . ." December 11, 1983: "Dear Bill P: I'm delighted to learn that Huntington progresses. Doubtless they'll be in touch whenever clarity looms. I doubt [scratched out] Warhol (you see, I can't even bring myself to spell it!) would come to an opening out of NYC . . ." The autograph note is torn at the bottom and has a pencilled notation from a colleague, one of the photos shows a little wear and another has light offset (from Albee's signature), else fine. TWO WEEKS IN CHARLESTON, WV.

[Book #37406]       Price: $400.00
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SOME TREES. John Ashbery. SOME TREES.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956. First edition of the poet's first regularly published book. In the Yale Series of Younger Poets, with a foreword by W.H. Auden. Award-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on front endpaper. The book is fine in near fine dust jacket with shallow chip at head of spine, one small unobtrusive tear, and tanning at spine and folds and top edges. POET ANTHONY HECHT'S COPY.

[Book #53616]       Price: $750.00
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WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? George Axelrod. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs from the original stage production which featured Jayne Mansfield and Walter Matthau. Fine in near fine dust jacket with some minor rubbing on edges and light soiling on back panel.

[Book #24792]       Price: $50.00
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LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers. Karl Baedeker. LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers.
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1892. Eighth revised edition. Includes three maps and fifteen plans (many folding and two-page). Flexible, red cloth boards, gilt-lettered on front and spine, marbled page edges. Frontis folding map torn and beginning to detach, otherwise about very good with covers scuffed.

[Book #52638]       Price: $100.00
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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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POEMS OF EXCHANGE. Willis Barnstone. POEMS OF EXCHANGE.
Athens: (No Publisher), 1951. First edition. With six poems translated from the Spanish of Antonio Machado. INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper with a rather lengthy note to a friend: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. --- You know , honestly, in spite of 2 1/2 years of silence, I'm sure of the same intimacy with you...." Very good minus in light green, printed paperwraps with spine and front cover tanned, covers lightly soiled and corners bumped; one-inch tear split at head of spine, and inside rear cover shows few spots of rubbing and residue suggesting a pasted-on mylar cover has been removed.

[Book #51392]       Price: $60.00
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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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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. 1921. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED, DATED AND SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. "For Billie Allen / in memory of many / happy hours on the / shore of Lake Como / Robert C. Benchley / Dec 20, 1921." Light soiling and cloth edges slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40334]       Price: $500.00
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OF ALL THINGS. Robert C. Benchley. OF ALL THINGS.
London: The Bodley Head, 1922. First UK edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Includes an introduction by Stephen Leacock not in the American edition. Red paper remnant of small item previously tipped to rear inner hinge, slight edgewear and minor rubbing, otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #40884]       Price: $100.00
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WESTERN STAR. Stephen Vincent Benet. WESTERN STAR.
New York , Toronto: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. (1943). First edition. Fine in near fine, price-clipped, aged dust jacket, a little darkened on spine and with a small closed tear and very slight edgewear, and old tape reinforcements on verso in a few places.

[Book #41497]       Price: $60.00
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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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NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES. John Betjeman. NEW BATS IN OLD BELFRIES.
London: John Murray, 1945. First edition. Light edge rubbing, names and dates on front free endpaper, some bubbling to pastedowns near hinges and light offset to free endpapers near hinges, otherwise very good or better in lightly soiled dust jacket with tanned spine, shallow chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and a few small closed edge tears. An attractive copy, despite the noted flaws.

[Book #34921]       Price: $125.00
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THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY; LITTLE CAESAR; THE DRAGON MURDER CASE; PHANTOM LADY; I, THE JURY: Facsimiles of Five Classic Mysteries from the First Edition Library. Earl Derr Biggers, S. S. Van Dine W R. Burnett, Mickey Spillane, William Irish. THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY; LITTLE CAESAR; THE DRAGON MURDER CASE; PHANTOM LADY; I, THE JURY: Facsimiles of Five Classic Mysteries from the First Edition Library.
(Shelton, CT: First Edition Library, 1990 - 1996). Each being first edition thus, facsimiles published by the First Edition Library. Includes Biggers, THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925); Burnett, LITTLE CAESAR (NY: Dial Press, 1929); Van Dine, THE DRAGON MURDER CASE (NY: Scribner's Sons, 1933); Cornell Woolrich writing as William Irish, PHANTOM LADY (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1942); and Spillane, I, THE JURY (NY: Dutton & Co., 1947). Each is fine in fine dust jacket with publisher's informational card laid in. Lacking slipcases.

[Book #54897]       Price: $150.00
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THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems. Walter Henderson Brooks, preface Carter G. Woodson. THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc. (1945). First edition. Preface by Carter G. Woodson, founder, in 1920, of Associated Publishers, the oldest African-American publishing company in the United States. Illustrated with photographs of Brooks throughout the ages, beginning at age 15 in 1866, just one year out of slavery. Brooks served as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in D.C. for over sixty years. Small dent and faint red mark on spine, otherwise very good to near fine in bright, James Amos Porter-illustrated dust jacket with matching red mark on spine, light damp staining visible on verso, few chips and a few closed tears. Porter is considered a pioneer in the field of African-American art history. He was the first scholar to provide a systematic, critical analysis of African-American artists and their works of art. Washington, D.C. Pastor.

[Book #23974]       Price: $450.00
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MORE TO AND AGAIN. Walter R. Brooks. MORE TO AND AGAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1947). First edition, fifth printing, originally published in 1930. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fine in dust jacket with "V" chip at top of spine affecting "lter" in Walter, otherwise very good to fine with minor soiling but no other chipping.

[Book #33142]       Price: $100.00
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ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT. Pearl S. Buck. ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT.
Hong Kong: Dragonfly Books, (1963). True first edition, we assume, as it precedes the 1964 American edition. Presume a paperback original. Text is in English. Minor rubbing and edgewear to pictorial paperwraps, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #54498]       Price: $75.00
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ON DISCOVERING AMERICA. Pearl S. Buck. ON DISCOVERING AMERICA.
New York: Survey Associates, Inc. 1937. First separate edition. Reprinted from "Survey Graphic." A condensed version appeared in "Reader's Digest." Light damp stain to lower outer corners throughout; soft vertical crease to the whole. Still, very good.

[Book #41797]       Price: $50.00
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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. J. W. Buel, , T. DeWitt Talmage, Edgar Allan Poe. THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
Richmond, VA: B. F. Johnson & Co. 1888. Presumed first edition of this "Companion Book to the Holy Bible." Includes 250 engravings after Alexander Bida and Gustave Dore, et al, 12 of which are in color. Bible stories are followed by a small section of "Golden Gems of Religious Thought," which include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day"; a quote from George Washington headed, "The Brotherhood of Man"; and, most inexplicably, Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee." Good at best with binding quite worn, front free endpaper missing and with one of the color plates tattered but the rest still bright and only showing marginal wear.

[Book #52785]       Price: $75.00
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EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: Master of Adventure. Edgar Rice Burroughs, By Richard A. Lupoff. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: Master of Adventure.
New York: Canaveral Press, 1965. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies SIGNED by Lupoff, this one noted as "out of series." Preface by Henry Hardy Heins, a Burroughs bibliographer. This is an early study of ERB's literary output, major themes and characters, including unpublished manuscripts and sources in the works of prominent authors such as Kipling, Haggard, Wells, et al. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor edgewear and tiny chips at corners.

[Book #32843]       Price: $150.00
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TARZAN OF THE APES. Edgar Rice Burroughs. TARZAN OF THE APES.
New York: A. L. Burt, [1915]. An early reprint edition of the author's first book. Issued from the plates of the McClurg 1914 first edition with its copyright page but with a new title page and frontis based on the original McClurg title page. Near fine with only the barest wear to green cloth boards. The cover is lettered in black and there are no lines on the cover; in dust jacket with some minor edge wear and a few chips at spine ends. A very nice copy. Robert Zeuschner calls for the Burt first printing to be lettered in white and to have embossed lines on cover--this copy doesn't but it does have ads for only Harold Bell Wright titles in the back, and the latest one advertised is a 1914 Wright title. We assume there would have been other Tarzan titles or other later Wright books advertised if this were published much later than 1914. AN EARLY REPRINT ISSUED FROM THE PLATES OF THE FIRST.

[Book #50139]       Price: $750.00
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes. By An American. AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes.
Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition. "Indignantly frown upon the first dawning of every attempt to alien any portion of our country from the rest."--George Washington (from the title page). Scarce volume on American slavery, with appeals to the Abolitionists, Slaveholders, Free States, and to the Union. Sabin 22635; Howes I61. Patterned cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Columbia University bookplate on front pastedown; call numbers pencilled on copyright page and inked along inner margin of contents page. Expert repair to spine ends where cloth had chipped and frayed, making this a very good copy with pages only lightly foxed.

[Book #49667]       Price: $450.00
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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

[Book #51509]       Price: $600.00
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THE PROBLEM OF THE WIRE CAGE. John Dickson Carr. THE PROBLEM OF THE WIRE CAGE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First edition. A Gideon Fell mystery. Bright and fine in equally bright, very good dust jacket with rubbed edge creasing and tears. A scarce book, especially so in the jacket.

[Book #54756]       Price: $1,750.00
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