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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. A fine, bright copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51740]       Price: $75.00
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ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right. Max Apple. ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right.
New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition. Review copy with slip, photograph and publisher's letter laid in. INSCRIBED and dated on front endpaper. Laid in is a TLS from Apple "...I also remember that years ago when you were at The New Republic you were, I think, the first person ever to mention my work in a magazine--not the kind of thing anyone forgets..." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #30775]       Price: $100.00
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SELECTED POEMS. John Ashbery. SELECTED POEMS.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1967). First edition. Second state with "Now reprinted by permission of Wesleyan University Press. c[opyright] 1959, 1962, 1957, and 1960 (respectively) by John Ashbery" pasted onto copyright page. According to the printer, there were 1000 copies total: 250 of the first state, 250 of the second state and 500 of the third state. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a tiny rub at lower front spine fold. A beautiful, bright copy.

[Book #35556]       Price: $120.00
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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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THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico. Karl Baedeker. THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1899. Second revised edition. This title -- the first Baedeker originally written in English -- was first published in 1893. Includes nineteen colored maps and twenty-four plans (many folding and two-page). In near fine condition with only the barest wear to red cloth boards and gold lettering on front and spine.

[Book #52384]       Price: $450.00
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THE DRESSMAKER. Beryl Bainbridge. THE DRESSMAKER.
(London): Duckworth, (1973). First edition. SIGNED BY BAINBRIDGE, "Best wishes, Beryl Bainbridge" (not to anyone in particular). A pyschological novel about the struggles of a repressed dressmaker and her sister to look after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier during WWII (inspired by a relationship Bainbridge had with a soldier when she was a teen). Made into a 1988 award-winning British film. Short-listed for the Booker Prize. Faint foxing to page top edge, pastedowns and verso of the price-clipped dust jacket, otherwise near fine. SCARCE SIGNED.

[Book #51994]       Price: $250.00
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JUST PUGGY. Aldarilla S. Beistle. JUST PUGGY.
Beistle, Mary Alice. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1939). First edition. Paper covering on boards rubbed in several small spots on edges and small "Property of ---" stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with tanned spine, a few small closed edge tears and a tiny hole in rear spine fold. A bright copy with black silhouette illustrations by Mary Alice Beistle.

[Book #34887]       Price: $75.00
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REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts). Richard Bentley, As Phileleutherus Lipsiensis. REMARKS UPON A LATE DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING IN A LETTER TO F. H. D. D.: (First and Second Parts).
London: John Morphew and E. Curl, 1713. First edition of the second part bound together with the third edition of the first part. Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, theologian and Master of Trinity College. He is credited with creating the English school of Hellenism, is ranked with the great heroes of classical learning and called the "founder of historical philology." His REMARKS UPON... is one of the best-known responses to the English philosopher and deist Anthony Collins's DISCOURSE OF FREE-THINKING. "Bentley destroyed any pretensions of Collins to thorough scholarship, exposed many gross blunders, and claimed Collins's principle of free inquiry as his own and that of all the orthodox believers" (Dictionary of National Biography). 86pp each of volumes one and two plus a single leaf of ads at rear (printed on recto only). 8vo., marbled endpapers, boards and page edges; black leather corners and spine, lettered and ruled in gilt with ornaments in four compartments. Tiny, penciled, scholarly notations in margins throughout; verso of marbled endpapers and opposing blanks spotted, otherwise quite fresh and clean. Binding edges worn and front board rubbed, otherwise very good.

[Book #52808]       Price: $350.00
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THE BOOK OF THE DEAD. George H. Boker. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1882. First edition. Light edge rubbing and some wear to spine ends and tips, otherwise about fine in green cloth with gilt lettering bright. Typed poem by Boker, "Ad Criticam," on 4 x 7" paper laid in (previously published?). Scarce.

[Book #36436]       Price: $150.00
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THIRTY STORIES. Kay Boyle. THIRTY STORIES.
London: Faber and Faber, (1948). First UK edition. INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Doris (Grumbach) with love - Kay Washington, D.C." Grumbach, the author of Chamber Music and a number of other well-received works was a good friend of Boyle's. Short, previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, otherwise fine in slightly chipped dust jacket with few small holes. Nice Association.

[Book #29244]       Price: $100.00
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THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production. Ray Bradbury. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production.
(Hollywood: Pandemonium Theatre Co.), [1965]. First edition. "Pandemonium, as Usual! Opening Night -- March 2nd." Single, yellow 8.5 x 11" sheet folded once to make four pages with stick-figure illustration on front; praise for the theater company's "First Smash Hit....The World of Ray Bradbury" along with details for the coming production inside; and return address for the Pandemonium Theatre Co. on the back. Fine.

[Book #54863]       Price: $200.00
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LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE. Roark Bradford. LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition. Very good or better with few small, light spots of foxing to spine and rear endpaper showing faint offset. In a near fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, as well as a few very tiny chips and tears to the spine ends and corners. Edgewear, however, is minimal, and cover art is still clear and bright.

[Book #51514]       Price: $350.00
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THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT. David Bradley. THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT.
New York: Harper & Row, (1981). First edition. Uncorrected proof in yellow printed paperwraps. The winner of the second Pen/Faulkner Award. Light soiling to covers and slight vertical indentation in spine, otherwise near fine. Scarce.

[Book #20148]       Price: $100.00
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WINE ON THE DESERT: And Other Stories. Max Brand. WINE ON THE DESERT: And Other Stories.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1940. First edition. Very good with cloth edges rubbed, offset and page edges lightly soiled in dust jacket with rubbing, shallow chipping and minor soiling.

[Book #19979]       Price: $150.00
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IT TAKES ALL KINDS. Louis Bromfield. IT TAKES ALL KINDS.
New York & London: Harper & Brothers Publ. 1939. First edition. From the library of Chicago artist Arthur Johan Anderson with his bookplate on front pastedown. Three novels and two novelettes by Bromfield. Red cloth near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, a few shallow chips and small closed tears.

[Book #30127]       Price: $60.00
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THE STRANGE CASE OF MISS ANNIE SPRAGG. Louis Bromfield. THE STRANGE CASE OF MISS ANNIE SPRAGG.
New York: Frederick Stokes Co. 1928. First edition. A Barron fantasy title about a woman with a stigmata. Set in Italy. "...pagan rebellion against oppresive Christian moralism." Fine in an orange dust jacket with very light edgewear and the spine slightly faded. Fantasy Literature.

[Book #28570]       Price: $60.00
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BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser. Larry Brown, Barry Moser. BILLY RAY'S FARM: With Engravings by Barry Moser.
Decatur, Georgia: Wisteria Press, 1997. First edition. Letter "Z" of 26 COPIES BOUND IN FULL LEATHER and housed in handmade clamshell box, each copy SIGNED BY BROWN AND MOSER and with TWO LOOSE LITHOGRAPHS SIGNED BY MOSER in glassine envelope laid in (one is the frontispiece illustration, the other appears opposite the first page of text and is of Brown). The handmade box is by artist Kannex Fung and features heavily textured handmade papers and a small wooden picket fence that becomes a stockade when the box is fully closed. A beautiful, fine-press production. Although Billy Ray, Brown's son, has had persistent bad luck with cattle, in this non-fiction essay featuring dead calves, misbehaving bulls, rampaging coyotes and dilapidated fences, both father and son remain optimistic: "Billy Ray's farm does not yet exist on an earthly plane," writes Brown, but "on Billy Ray's farm there will be total harmony, wooden fence rows straight as a plumb line, clean, with no weeds, no rusted barbed wire." Later collected under the same title in 2001. His first work of nonfiction since his acclaimed ON FIRE. Fine in fine box. ONE OF ONLY 26 TO INCLUDE TWO MOSER LITHOGRAPHS.

[Book #53542]       Price: $600.00
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories. Charles Bukowski. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories.
Tokyo: ShinchoSha, 1994. First Japanese edition. (We assume. We can't read Japanese.) Translated by Aono Satoshi. The book is fine in very good dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and small piece of clear tape at bottom of spine. The Buk in Japanese.

[Book #53122]       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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HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents. MM. Callery, and Yvan. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. First U.S. edition. Translated from the French "with a supplementary chapter, narrating the most recent events" by John Oxenford. Dark (green?) cloth boards decoratively blind stamped on covers and with gilt lettering on spine. Tissue map--a facsimile of a Chinese map of the course of the insurrection--roughly detached but laid in. Ex-library copy with label on front cover and another front pastedown. Otherwise, good to very good with endpapers darkened due to binding glue and scattered foxing throughout.

[Book #52561]       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.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1966). First UK edition. Fine in dust jacket with only very minor edge rubbing and one small snag on back cover.

[Book #42909]       Price: $100.00
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IT WALKS BY NIGHT. John Dickson Carr. IT WALKS BY NIGHT.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First edition of the author's first book, a Harper Sealed Mystery. YELLOW SEAL PRESENT but opened resulting in chipping to its fore edge where tipped to p.211 (not affecting any text). Rear half of the seal, which is unprinted and tipped to rear free endpaper, is fine. Blue cloth boards stamped in lighter blue. Cloth at head of spine frayed, otherwise about very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54817]       Price: $300.00
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. Lewis Carroll. SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1893. First edition, first issue. All edges gilt. Foxing on frontispiece and title page, spine rubbing and wear to unprinted portion (from lettering down). Good to very good overall.

[Book #48551]       Price: $125.00
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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Lewis Carroll. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.
London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED EDITION FINELY BOUND.

[Book #54361]       Price: $12,500.00
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THE AFRICAN WITCH. Joyce Cary. THE AFRICAN WITCH.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1936. First edition of his third book, a novel set in West Africa. Small tasteful bookplate on front pastedown under flap, of "Claude" (Smith) a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Playboy, et al. Top front cover a little bumped, otherwise the black cloth and spine gilt lettering is near fine, in a very good or better typical yellow, lightly soiled, Gollancz dust jacket with one small closed tear.

[Book #35502]       Price: $200.00
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