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ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART. Rudyard Kipling. ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART.
Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1926. First separate book edition of this fishing story which previously appeared in a magazine. Number 85 of 176 copies printed for The Rowfant Club by Bruce Rogers. Marbled boards with printed label. Faint shadow where bookplate was removed from pastedown, otherwise fine. In original dark-blue paper chemise and matching slipcase with printed label. Slipcase shows wear to corners and edges, tiny portion of spine label is missing affecting "g" in "fishing," and a small piece is missing from bottom edge. Still a quite presentable example of the fragile slipcase. AN ANGLING NARRATIVE.

[Book #52351]       Price: $850.00
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DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE. William Kitchiner. DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE.
New York: J & J Harper, 1831. First American edition from the sixth London edition. Revised and improved by T. S. Barrett. Covers agreeable methods to relieve indigestion and strengthen the action of the stomach and bowels, among other things. 252 pages including index; early, full-leather binding worn on edges but still good and tight. Bookplate of Ronald G. Curlin M.D.

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THE END OF THE FLIGHT. Burton Kline. THE END OF THE FLIGHT.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1917). First edition. Near fine in aged and lightly soiled dust jacket with small, internal tape repair and a few shallow chips. Scarce in this condition.

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LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY. D. H. Lawrence, Giovanni Verga. LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY.
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First U.S. edition. Written by Giovanni Verga and translated by D.H. Lawrence. In variant purple cloth with yellow paper label on spine. Lower tips bumped, pages age darkened, otherwise very good or better. In good only dust jacket with tanned spine, 1/2 to 1/4" edge chipping mostly to tips and spine ends, and 1"-deep chip at base of spine affecting publisher's name.

[Book #31737]       Price: $125.00
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MAME. Jerome Lawrence, , Robert E. Lee. MAME.
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. INSCRIBED BY LEE on the title page, "For -- With friendship, admiration and a woeful lack of cleverness! Bob Lee 8 Apr 67." A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Angela Lansbury. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with very light soiling and red spine a bit faded. The Musical Based on the Play Based on the Novel.

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THE MINT: A day-book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922. T. E. Lawrence. THE MINT: A day-book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922 ...
London: Jonathan Cape, (1955). First edition. Published posthumously according to Lawrence's wishes. Following World War I, despite having previously held a senior rank, Lawrence disappeared from public view by enlisting in the Royal Air Force as 351087 Aircraftman Ross. THE MINT covers his initial training and part of his service, likening RAF training to a coin factory--the men are "The Raw Material" put through "the Mill' that mints them into soldiers. (Wikipedia). Fine in fine dust jacket, with both book and jacket showing only the barest wear.

[Book #54965]       Price: $200.00
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REVOLT IN THE DESERT. T. E. Lawrence. REVOLT IN THE DESERT.
New York: George H. Doran Co. 1927. First U.S. edition. 15 full-page illustrations, including the frontis portrait of Lawrence by Augustus John; folding map at rear. Basically SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM edited for sale to the general public or, according to George Bernard Shaw," an abridgement of an abridgement." Light name and address on verso of frontis, light foxing to illustrations and opposing text pages, abrasion on front pastedown (under flap), otherwise very good to near fine. In the "Arab on Camel" version of the dust jacket (vs. on horse) with a few tiny chips on spine ends and corners, small skinned spot on camel’s back leg on front panel, and internal evidence on jacket flap corners of old glue, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #54966]       Price: $450.00
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T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes]. T. E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Liddell Hart. T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes].
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First edition, Two volumes. There were 1,000 copies in this limited edition: 500 for the UK market and 500 for the U.S. Both volumes numbered 276; signed by their respective editors, Graves and Hart, who also provide critical commentary. Old glue shadows to front pastedowns, hinges unavoidably darkened, spines a little tanned and rubbed; otherwise, very good lacking the dust jackets and slipcase.

[Book #54971]       Price: $200.00
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Harper Lee, foreword Nadiya Matuzova. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Kiev: Dnipro Publishers, 1977. First English-language Ukranian edition. The foreword by Matuzova -- who mistakenly asserts Lee practiced law after graduating Alabama State University and died in 1975 -- calls the novel "a tangible contribution to the cause of struggle ... against racial discrimination and for social justice .... [that] .... will forever belong in the treasure house of progressive American literature." Hear, hear. Colophon at rear refers to the USSR State Committee for Publishing, which controlled publishing, printing, the book trade and the ideological and political censorship of literature [Wikipedia]; however it is not immediately clear that the text of the book has been altered in anyway. 16mo; dark-pink paper boards printed in black, white and lime green on front, with illustration of a young, black man running; black cloth spine stamped in silver. Paperboards rubbed otherwise very good without dust jacket, presumably as issued. UKRANIAN EDITION.

[Book #54818]       Price: $350.00
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THE BOUNTY HUNTERS. Elmore Leonard. THE BOUNTY HUNTERS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954. First edition of his first book -- the scarce hard cover issue, one of only 1,000 copies. Charged with bringing in an old Apache war chief, our hero encounters ruthless bounty hunters paid per Indian scalp who have expanded their bloody business to include poor Mexican farmers living just south of the Arizona territory border. Issued simultaneously with the Ballantine paperback (both are copyrighted 1953 but were issued in 1954). Very good to near fine with the spine ends a little shelf worn and pushed; in good to very good dust jacket with spine fading, overall light soiling, and professional repair (tape removed and a few chips filled in). SCARCE HARD COVER ISSUE OF HIS FIRST BOOK.

[Book #54586]       Price: $2,000.00
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THE DEADLY JOKER. C. Day Lewis, as Nicholas Blake. THE DEADLY JOKER.
London: Crime Club / Collins, (1963). First edition. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges otherwise bright and near fine. In a bright, near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to edges and folds and few small tears. Scarce in dust jacket, especially this nice.

[Book #53556]       Price: $150.00
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LIFE WITH FATHER. Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse. LIFE WITH FATHER.
New York: Knopf, 1940. First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the original Broadway production. Introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Near fine with small portion of back endpaper skinned and some soiling on page edges. In dust jacket with rubbing, a few short closed tears and light soiling. The Most Successful Comedy--(3224 Performances) in the History of the American Theater.

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A KEY TO THE SUITE. John D. MacDonald. A KEY TO THE SUITE.
London: Robert Hale, (1968). First UK edition. Originally published in 1962 in paperback in the U.S. This is an uncorrected proof copy of the English edition which, when published, was the first hardback of this title. Very good in green printed wraps. The only early Hale proof we have ever handled. Rare.

[Book #40090]       Price: $350.00
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AMERICAN RUINS: Ghosts on the Landscape. Maxwell MacKenzie. AMERICAN RUINS: Ghosts on the Landscape.
Afton, Minn. Afton Historical Sociey Press, (2001). First edition. SIGNED by the photographer on the half-title page. Black-and-white photos of abandoned structures. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps, 9 1/2 inches high and 11 inches long. Small crease to one corner.

[Book #45671]       Price: $100.00
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THE LOVE OF THIS LAND: An Address Delivered by Archibald MacLeish. Archibald MacLeish. THE LOVE OF THIS LAND: An Address Delivered by Archibald MacLeish.
(New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1954). First edition. Keynote Address delivered at the opening session of the Freedom Forum Marking the 40th Anniversary of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith November 21, 1953. Very good or better with the barest wear, as issued without dust jacket.

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MAIDSTONE. Norman Mailer. MAIDSTONE.
(New York): New American Library/Signet, (1971). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman, who played the role of the president of a women's college in the film. Though it does not appear to be in Mailer's handwriting, this particular copy was presumably sent at his request and is inscribed simply, "With apologies, Norman." The complete screenplay, with still photographs from the film, descriptions of the filming and an essay by Mailer, who was the author, director and star of the film. A paperback original in glossy pictorial wraps showing some cover wear but still about very good. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2007). First edition. The inaugural issue. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. Number 39 of 40 copies SIGNED BY MAILER AND SIPIORA. There were an additional 16 copies for presentation. Includes two first book appearances: his tribute to friend Robert Lucid and an excerpt from his unpublished play "The Naked and the Dead." Also includes pieces on Mailer by William Kennedy, Robert Lucid, Michael Lennon. Donald Kaufman, et al. 267 pages. 8vo., green cloth boards stamped in silver on spine. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54875]       Price: $550.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. SIGNED BY MANN.

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THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems. Edwin Markham. THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems.
New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. Clothbound, first edition thus. The author's first book. It initially appeared as a 4-page supplement to the San Francisco Examiner, then as paperwraps edition. This is the second edition but the first clothbound edition. First issue with "fruitless" p.35:6 (versus "milkless"). Very good or better with bookplate on front pastedown and minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

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REENA: And Other Stories. Paule Marshall. REENA: And Other Stories.
Old Westbury: The Feminist Press, (1983). First edition. Short stories preceded by introductory headnotes by Marshall written for this collection. Also includes "Merle," a novella reshaped from her novel "The Chosen Place, The Timeless People" (1969). INSCRIBED BY MARSHALL on title page and with HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD from her laid in. Very good or better in pictorial paperwraps with minor wear and fading along spine edges, as often seen. No hardback edition.

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TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED. Samuel Mather. TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED
Boston: Reprinted by J. Draper, for D. Henchman in Cornhill, 1740. First combined edition of these two scarce works which were first published in 1697 and 1707, respectively. [Evans 4560-61, but with linking title page; Sabin 46788-89]. The complete titles are DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED: A Discourse on the Nature, and the Danger, with the Deadly Symptoms of a Dead Faith, and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Difficulty and Necessity of Renouncing Our Own Righteousness. Pastor Samuel Mather (1651-1728), a cousin of Cotton Mather, is credited with healing a 10-year break in the Congregationalist First Church of Windsor (the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut) which had resulted in the formation of a separate Presbyterian Party of Windsor. This was surely no mean feat. Text pages are darkened, stained, occasionally torn and often edgeworn but intact and wholly readable. Freshly rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Only one copy of this combined edition has appeared at auction and that was in 1977. FIRST COMBINED EDITION OF TWO SCARCE WORDS.

[Book #52247]       Price: $500.00
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MARY MCCARTHY'S THEATRE CHRONICLES 1937-1962. Mary McCarthy. MARY MCCARTHY'S THEATRE CHRONICLES 1937-1962.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, (1963). First edition. Page edges slightly age darkened, otherwise about fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light edgewear.

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UNDER ONE ROOF. Ruth Eleanor McKee. UNDER ONE ROOF.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1936. First edition. Slight offsets on endpapers, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with slight edgewear and rubbing.

[Book #45325]       Price: $100.00
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LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show]. Larry McMurtry, Simon Hilling. LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show].
Paris: Robert Laffont, 1972. First French edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first blank page, "For Helene/ With the author's good wishes. Were I able to write in French I'd say something more Gallic/ Larry McMurtry." Very minor wear, otherwise very good to fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps with flaps. INSCRIBED "WERE I ABLE TO WRITE IN FRENCH I'D SAY SOMETHING MORE GALLIC"

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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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