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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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HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets. Norman Hume Anthony, as Judge Jr. HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets.
New York: John Day Co. (1928 -1930). First edition of the latter two titles in the series and third printing of HERE'S HOW!, the first in the series. ALL THREE IN DUST JACKETS. Small (32mo), varying colored boards. Second volume lacks front free endpaper and is cracked at front spine gutter, otherwise all three are near fine. In good or better dust jackets with evidence of sticker removal to front panels. First volume with lower third of spine missing and mottling from old water stain to rear panel. Scarce books. Scarcer still in dust jackets. A TRIO OF PROHIBITION ERA COCKTAIL BOOKS.

[Book #54743]       Price: $1,500.00
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FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock. John Ashbery. FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1984. First edition. The only edition of this set of 22 broadside poems, printed in red and black, with each broadside SIGNED by the poet. Reportedly one of only 50 unnumbered copies. Issued as a tribute to the founder and president of the Academy of American Poets, Marie Bullock. Each broadside measures about 9 x 14"; laid in a marbled paper portfolio with printed label on front cover. Fine.

[Book #53650]       Price: $2,500.00
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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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THE DANCE OF DEATH. W. H. Auden. THE DANCE OF DEATH.
(London): Faber & Faber, (1933). First edition. One of only 1200 copies in the first printing. Green paper-covered boards stamped in black on front and spine. Near fine with few inconspicuous nicks to paper covering; in near fine dust jacket with clean tear to spine internally repaired with tape. A nice bright copy of his third book, a play.

[Book #35592]       Price: $125.00
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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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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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ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE. J. M. Barrie. ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First U.S.edition. Fine with small pen notation on front endpaper and slight foxing on pages. Dust jacket has slight foxing and slight edgewear. A nice example of an early dust jacket.

[Book #41492]       Price: $100.00
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WAR IN HEAVEN. Philip Barry. WAR IN HEAVEN.
New York: Coward-McCann, (1938). First edition. A novel by the playwright most famous for his plays "Holiday" (1928) and "The Philadelphia Story" (1939), which were both made into films starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant (Wiki). Rough, light-brown cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on front and spine. Endpapers a little darkened and lightly foxed, spine and top edge slightly toned, still very good in good or better dust jacket which nicks, tears and large chips affecting only the margins (not affecting the lettering or author photo on the back).

[Book #41774]       Price: $60.00
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NO TIME FOR COMEDY. S. N. Behrman. NO TIME FOR COMEDY.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with nicked tips and a touch of minor rubbing. An attractive copy of this play which starred Katherine Cornell and Laurence Olivier.

[Book #32534]       Price: $100.00
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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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LITTLE BIG MAN. Thomas Berger. LITTLE BIG MAN.
New York: Dial Press, 1964. First edition of his third and most famous work. Dial Prize winner, and the basis for the Dustin Hoffman movie of the same name. "UNCORRECTED GALLEYS"--sheets punched with two holes, printed on front only, string tied with cardboard covers marked as above. Small portion of front cover board torn off and it appears there once was a label on the front cover, as there is a glue stain. A rare item.

[Book #42328]       Price: $750.00
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AFTER THE RAIN. John Bowen. AFTER THE RAIN.
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with small, faint, round stain on front cover.

[Book #41836]       Price: $60.00
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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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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 UNTAMED. Max Brand. THE UNTAMED.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1919. First edition of Frederick Faust's first book, under his most famous pseudonym Max Brand, and the author's first western. Very good in red cloth with light offset on endpapers, hinge papers starting, spine slightly sunned and light soiling. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #47769]       Price: $150.00
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THE TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS. Richard Brautigan. THE TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS.
New York: Delta Book, (1981). First edition in paperback. Short stories written while he was dividing his time between Japan and his ranch house in Montana. First published in a limited editon in 1979 and a hard cover trade issue in 1980. Bright and near fine in pictorial paperwraps with just a few tiny rubbed spots and a touch of inconspicuous soiling. FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION.

[Book #54658]       Price: $60.00
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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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THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING]. Fredric. Philip Jose Farmer Brown, introduction. THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING].
Joe Servello. (Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications), (1987.). Original uncut version, first edition thus. One of 450 numbered copies SIGNED BY PHILIP JOSE FARMER, who wrote the foreword for this edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL, SIGNED PAINTING BY JOE SERVELLO used for the dust jacket art. Double matted and framed, 28 x 16" overall; in fine condition. Letter of provenance for the painting from publisher Dennis McMillan laid in the book (top corner clipped, otherwise fine).

[Book #54963]       Price: $2,500.00
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TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement. Pearl Buck. TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement.
New York: John Day Co. (1945). First edition of this scarce work of non-fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning Buck, who spent most of her younger years in China. James "Jimmy" Yen's work in China spawned a movement that continues to this day at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, which he founded in the 1960's. (John Hersey's THE CALL includes a slightly fictionalized portrait of Yen under the name "Johnny Wu.") Slender brick-red boards lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a few small nicks and tears.

[Book #54903]       Price: $200.00
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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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IRON MAN. W. R. Burnett. IRON MAN.
Edna M. Reindel. New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / Dial Press, 1930. First edition. His second book, the story of a mechanic's helper who becomes a middle-weight champion prize fighter. Basis for the 1931 pre-code movie of the same name starring Lew Ayres and Jean Harlow. 8vo. blue cloth boards, gilt-lettered spine, blind-stamp medallion on front; top edge orange. Striking orange-and-black dust jacket art by Edna M. Reindel depicting a square-jawed boxer with gloved hands on hips Near fine with minor bubbling to cloth and tiny damp stain to top edge. In very good, lightly soiled dust jacket with 1/2-inch chip to head of spine affecting "IR" in title. Book-of-the-Month Club "About this Book" flier with reviews by Heywood Broun and Dorothy Canfield laid in at rear; unusual thus. Before they began printing their own books, the Book-of-the-Month Club, which started in 1926, sent first editions to its subscribers.

[Book #54995]       Price: $150.00
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MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward. Edgar White Burrill. MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward.
New York: The Century Co. 1916. Later printing. "A dramatization from the story of the same name by John Bennett." Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "To Jeanie dear, to whom all that the dedication implies belongs, and more, much more. From "the author." Jan. 1916." Front endpapers very lightly offset, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and tips. Publisher's card laid in. Scarce.

[Book #33128]       Price: $125.00
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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories. Truman Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition of one of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. SHORT AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED BY CAPOTE LAID IN: "Dear Sir -- I do not have the time to answer your request. T. Capote." Light offset to front endpapers from item previously laid in otherwise fine. In very good to near fine dust jacket with the usual toning to the orange spine and a few tiny nicks and tears.

[Book #54952]       Price: $3,500.00
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A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805. John Carr. A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, et al, 1806. First American edition, published the same year as the London edition, but unfortunately without the plates. A lawyer by training, Sir John Carr began to travel for health reasons. He was one of the earlier writers of travel literature and produced a number of accounts of his journeys in various European countries. One folding plate on the state of the weather in Dublin (doesn't seem to have changed much). Early, contemporary(?) calf with gilt-lettered red-leather spine label and gilt spine rules. A good only copy with spine and edges worn but binding wholly in intact. Though internally very good with no foxing and just one stain to the front endpaper and tiny nick to base of first few leaves.

[Book #49462]       Price: $300.00
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