My Account View Cart (0 items)
Featured Books

This catalogue of items constitutes some of our more interesting books.

Search within these results:
Showing: 101 - 125 (of 200)
Results per page:
Order by:
RIP VAN WINKLE Folk-Opera in Three Acts. Percy Mackaye. RIP VAN WINKLE Folk-Opera in Three Acts.
New York: Knopf, 1919. First edition. "For which the music has been composed by Reginald DeKoven." Illustrations from the play. Minor soiling on a few pages, otherwise very good in chipped and worn dust jacket.

[Book #39755]       Price: $50.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE TROJAN HORSE. Archibald MacLeish. THE TROJAN HORSE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. First edition. " A limited edition. Not for sale" and first print appearance of this play. THE TROJAN HORSE was first presented by the BBC and was later included in MacLeish's COLLECTED POEMS: 1917-1952 (for which he won the National Book Award for poetry in 1953). Glue residue to verso of dust jacket flaps and inside of covers (apparently typical) and to top edge of frontis picture and corresponding area of title page, otherwise bright and fine stapled paperwraps and very slightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #33413]       Price: $50.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters. Norman Mailer. DEATHS FOR THE LADIES: And Other Disasters.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1962). First edition, paperwraps issue, of this "run of poems, short poems, very short poems, and turns of prose." From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED with an elaborate drawing "The critic pursued by a theme [large scribbled drawing spanning inside front cover and first leaf] Love / (that is to say lustility [sic] and housefection [sic] to Lucky and Adeline) / Norman." This paperwraps issue came out at the same time as the small hardback printing. 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). NICE ASSOCIATION.

[Book #49639]       Price: $1,250.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
(London): Andre Deustch, (1964). First UK edition. SIGNED by Mailer on the title page. A grouping of essays Mailer addressed to President Kennedy. Light fading along edges of cloth, though gilt is still bright; otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a small faint damp stain at top of front cover and tiny chips at ends and corners, and short crease on front cover which is not obtrusive.

[Book #48428]       Price: $150.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
SHILOH: And Other Stories. Bobbie Ann Mason. SHILOH: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition. Review copy with photograph and slip laid in (publ date 11/3/82). INSCRIBED to author/critic Doris Grumbach on front free endpaper. "To Doris Grumbach, Best wishes, Bobbie Ann Mason." Near fine in very good dust jacket (few closed tears that have rubbed and rubbing on spine crease).

[Book #30634]       Price: $125.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
RADITZER: A Novel. Peter Matthiessen. RADITZER: A Novel.
New York: Viking, 1961. First edition. Few spots of very light foxing on endpapers and white spine, otherwise fine in dust jacket with only minor wear on corners and spine ends and a few soiled spots on white back panel.

[Book #33386]       Price: $125.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY DUFF. W. Somerset Maugham. THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY DUFF.
Pacific Palisades: Rasselas Press, 1982. First edition. Frontispiece drawing of Maugham and facsimile handwritten letter. Printed leterpress by Patrick Reagh. Edited and with an introduction by Loren R. Rothschild. One of 26 SIGNED lettered copies (signed by Reagh and Rothschild). There were also 274 unsigned, numbered copies. Gray cloth with printed paper label on the spine and upper front cover. Spine very lightly faded, otherwise fine, in a matching gray cloth slipcase. Publisher's promotional leaflet laid in.

[Book #42721]       Price: $150.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE RAZOR'S EDGE. W. Somerset Maugham. THE RAZOR'S EDGE.
London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd. (1944). First Australian edition (so stated). There is minor unavoidable offset on the endpapers. The front pastedown has a very small bookstore bookplate. Otherwise, fine in dust jacket with slight edgewear and a little age darkening to spine and back panel.

[Book #43854]       Price: $150.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
LEAVING CHEYENNE. Larry McMurtry. LEAVING CHEYENNE.
New York: Harper & Row, (1963). First edition. Dust jacket front flap clipped at top corner and publisher's "$4.95" sticker affixed at bottom corner, as usual. The jacket spine and white back panel show minor tanning, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with only the barest edge wear. WITH ONLY THE BAREST WEAR.

[Book #45624]       Price: $750.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas. Herman Melville. TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. The revised edition, first thus, with a sequel, "The Story of Toby" added. Brown cloth, blind stamped boards with copper lettering on spine. 1/8" chip missing from top and bottom backstrip, front and back covers rubbed, circular skinned spots on front cover, small 1/2" soil spot on back cover, corners and bottom edge rubbed through to boards. A good or better copy.

[Book #52558]       Price: $100.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Sixth Series.
New York: Knopf, (1927). First edition. Number 22 of 140 SIGNED numbered copies. Cloth spine, printed spine label, marbled paper boards, spare spine label tipped in at rear. Spine slightly tanned, board edges scuffed, otherwise very good in publisher's original slipcase, which is beginning to split at open edges, is somewhat soiled and shows minor damp staining. Still, a nice example of this scarce, original slipcase.

[Book #52523]       Price: $450.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
PISTOLS FOR TWO. H. L. Mencken, as Owen Hatteras. PISTOLS FOR TWO.
New York: Knopf, 1917. First edition. Written with George Jean Nathan. SIGNED by Mencken on front endpaper, "to George W. Myers Jr." A small pamphlet--paperwraps printed in black. Plain spine a little faded and small portion at bottom (about 1/8 inch) missing. Cover just starting to separate a bit at ends. Otherwise very good with corners a little worn. Scarce signed.

[Book #50159]       Price: $500.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
METAMORPHOSIS OF 741. James Merrill, , Anthony Hecht. METAMORPHOSIS OF 741.
Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1977. First edition. A section of an untitled longer poem. Number 58 of 440 numbered copies. Presentation copy INSCRIBED, "Fondest greetings to Tony & Helen Hecht from some odd birds of paradise (Stonington 25 iii 77)." Anthony Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Printed on Arches paper. Fine in paperwraps and original printed envelope. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM SOME ODD BIRDS OF PARADISE"

[Book #53653]       Price: $350.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks. Henry Miller. NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First edition. One of 276 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies: pale gray illustrated paper boards; red cloth spine with printed label. Edited by Seamus Cooney. Fine in original acetate, as issued.

[Book #40252]       Price: $125.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PIRATICAL DEPREDATIONS, &C.: Published in Pursuance of Two Resolutions of 21st and 23rd of December Last. James Monroe. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RELATIVE TO PIRATICAL DEPREDATIONS, &C.: Published in Pursuance of Two Resolutions of 21st and 23rd of December Last.
Washington, DC: Gales & Seaton, 1825. First edition. 18th Congress, 2nd Session, January 13, 1825. Includes message from President James Monroe and then Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. Includes information collected about pirates in the Carribean. 40 pages, covers lacking if there were any, but interior very good with light tanning to the pages, and what appears to be offset from the ink used in printing.

[Book #51374]       Price: $100.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Sandra Day O'Connor, H. Alan Day. LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.
New York: Random House, (2002). First edition. Uncorrected proof. INSCRIBED "To a Fellow Texan" and SIGNED by Justice O'Connor. Filled with family photos of the Days on the ranch. Tentative publishing date of February 2002. Fine in publisher's logo-printed paperwraps.

[Book #48869]       Price: $175.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE ART OF EUGENE O'NEILL. Eugene O'Neill, By Joseph T. Shipley. THE ART OF EUGENE O'NEILL.
Seattle: University of Washington Book Store, 1928. First edition. Number nineteen of the University of Washington Chapbooks. Fine in plain stiff wraps with green pictorial dust jacket attached at spine; some pages uncut.

[Book #40983]       Price: $50.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
MORE STATELY MANSIONS. Eugene O'Neill. MORE STATELY MANSIONS.
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1964. First edition. Shortened from the author's partly revised script by Karl Ragnar Gierow and edited by Donald Gallup. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear. A copy for distribution in the UK with the $7.50 US price clipped from the top of the dust jacket flap but 56s net UK price present at the bottom.

[Book #40950]       Price: $125.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
MY SISTER-LIFE. Boris Pasternak, illustrator Yuri Kuper. MY SISTER-LIFE.
Yuri Kuper. [New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1991). First of this edition. One of 250 numbered copies Illustrated with six original etchings by Yuri Kuper SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page, and this copy with each etching signed in pencil by Yuri Kuper -- though not issued as such. One of the smallest limitations of the club. Translated by Mark Rudman. "In Russian poetry, Boris Pasternak's My Sister-Life is the equivalent of The Waste Land, Spring and All, and Harmonium. But it is also accessible to the general reader, and belongs on a slender shelf of great love poems . . . Pasternak is an uncompromisingly complex poetic stylist, and his meticulous attention to structure, etymology, and the phonetic qualities of words makes his poetry a formidable challenge for the translator. Mark Rudman renders Pasternak's poetic masterpiece with verve and intelligence" (from cover of recent Northwestern University edition). Large folio (16 x 23") with gray goatskin spine and treated handmade paper boards using the same paper as the text. Housed in a slipcase of gray linen-rayon. Printed letterpress on paper made by hand to resemble the sort of stock produced in the 1920s in the Soviet Union. Monthly Letter laid in. A beautiful edition printed on handmade paper recycling various Cyrillic printings. Kuper's work is found in the permanent collections of MoMA, Moscow Museum of Fine Arts, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain in Paris, etc. Publishers' newsletter laid in. Fine in a fine slipcase. WITH EACH PRINT SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, YURI KUPER.

[Book #50032]       Price: $3,500.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE BUTCHER'S BOY. Perry Thomas. THE BUTCHER'S BOY
New York: Scribner's Sons, (1982). First edition. His first book and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Touch of light shelf wear still bright and fine in fine dust jacket with just two tiny nicks. Unusual in this nice condition.

[Book #54785]       Price: $250.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
A BETTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY: A Simple and Practical Plan of Investing and Trading in the Stock and Grain Markets. Burton H. Pugh. A BETTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY: A Simple and Practical Plan of Investing and Trading in the Stock and Grain Markets.
New York: Ronald Press Co. (1939). First edition. Inner hinges darkened (from binding glue) and few small stains to endpapers, otherwise near fine with only minor shelf wear. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54406]       Price: $125.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1956). First edition. Edited by Julia Scribner Bigham. Bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with only subtle toning to the spine, a touch of faint soiling and aging, and a few inconspicuous nicks and tears. An attractive copy.

[Book #51075]       Price: $150.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
THE SWING MUSIC MURDER. Harlan Reed. THE SWING MUSIC MURDER.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1938. First edition. "Here is a new tempo in murder mystery. Murder is practically set to music!" His second book featuring detective Dan Jordan (the only two books he wrote). Spine and edges toned otherwise would be near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with edges rubbed, few tiny nicks and tears, and rubbing to few letters on rear panel (still readable).

[Book #54786]       Price: $200.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
INITIUM S. EVANGELII SECUNDUM S. JOANNEM. Elizabeth Rivers. INITIUM S. EVANGELII SECUNDUM S. JOANNEM.
(Dublin): Dolmen Press, (1953). First edition. The first of the Dolmen Press Christmas booklets, limited to 500 copies. Illustrated with wood engravings by Elizabeth Rivers. Tan card covers, lettered and with small woodcut on front printed in black and framed by vertical red rules. In dust jacket printed in red and black and featuring a different woodcut by Rivers. 8 pages plus endpapers; unopened. Fine in near fine dust jacket--scarce to rare in dust jacket. THE FIRST DOLMEN PRESS CHRISTMAS BOOKLET--SCARCE TO RARE IN DUST JACKET.

[Book #52526]       Price: $500.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart
YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts. Aurania Rouverol. YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: Samuel French, (1940). First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Near fine in dust jacket with very light soiling, a few short closed tears and shallow chipping. Scarce.

[Book #25069]       Price: $50.00
Ask a Question     Book Details
Add to Cart

Prev 25

Next 25

Featured Books

Quill & Brush