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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2008). First edition. The second volume/issue of the Norman Mailer Review. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. ONE OF 26 LETTERED COPIES ("D") SIGNED BY E. L. DOCTOROW, DON DELILLO, GUNTER GRASS, WILLIAM KENNEDY and the editor. Though the colophon states there were 40 specially bound copies, there were actually 41 total: the 26 lettered copies in cloth; 9 numbered copies in leather, and 6 copies for presentation. Includes a transcript of the Mailer memorial held at Carnegie Hall which was emceed by Charlie Rose and featured readings by Gunter Grass (read by Rose), Kennedy, Tina Brown, DeLillo, Sean Penn, et al; tributes by Doctorow, Gay Talese, et al; and "Articles, Interviews, Miscellany," which includes "What's Wrong with America," "Acceptance Speech for National Book Foundation Award," and "The Bodily Function Blues" by Mailer. Over 550 pages, including a bibliography of Mailer's work and 5 pages on the Mailer Writers Colony. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #48317]       Price: $600.00
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EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS. Norman Mailer. EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS.
Boston: Little Brown, (1972). First edition. One of the dedication copies. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED on dedication page below the printed names, "Could this be for your distinguished service in Maidstone dear old editor darling? / Love / Norman." A collection of essays, excerpts, etc., written from 1967 to 1972. First book appearance for many. In addition to Adeline, the book is dedicated to his sister Barbara, daughter Susan, and to "Al." Small tear at head of spine, still about very good in slightly soiled white dust jacket with several tears. 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). INSCRIBED "FOR YOUR DISTIGUISHED SERVICE IN 'MAIDSTONE'"

[Book #49634]       Price: $1,250.00
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OLEANNA. David Mamet. OLEANNA.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition. One of 1,500 copies. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #25253]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #54436]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #42060]       Price: $75.00
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THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE: The Many-Colored Land (1981); The Golden Torc (1982); The Nonborn King (1983); The Adversary (1984); and A Pliocene Companion: Being A Reader's Guide (1984). Julian May. THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE: The Many-Colored Land (1981); The Golden Torc (1982); The Nonborn King (1983); The Adversary (1984); and A Pliocene Companion: Being A Reader's Guide (1984).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981 - 1984. First edition of each volume, a LIMITED ISSUE housed together IN PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE. Number 262 of 500 sets, each volume SIGNED BY MAY in green ink on a tipped-in colophon page. This four-volume "Saga of the Exiles" (as it's known in the UK) was May's first fiction written for adults to be published under her own name. The narrative surrounds the adventures of a group of outcasts on a one-way trip to the Pliocene Epoch for, they hope, a utopian escape from the complexity and politics of their present-day intergalactic society (Wikipedia). The companion volume includes a glossary, descriptions of the characters, maps, a chronology, and three interviews with the author. The books are all crisp and fine in near fine to fine dust jackets with the barest wear. Slipcase shows light rubbing to corners and one edge but is otherwise fine. HER BEST-KNOWN SERIES.

[Book #54741]       Price: $350.00
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SWEET FOR A SEASON. Joseph McCord. SWEET FOR A SEASON.
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1939). First edition. INSCRIBED and signed by "The Author" on the front endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing along the edges, gently bumped spine ends, and endpapers showing faint offest. In a near fine, gently rubbed and soiled dust jacket, with minimal edgewear including two small closed tears at the top of the spine which have been repaired with tape to the verso. Cover art still clear and bright.

[Book #51527]       Price: $150.00
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ANYTHING FOR BILLY. Larry McMurtry. ANYTHING FOR BILLY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988). First edition, in a RARE PROOF DUST JACKET with blank flaps and a completely different design. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, "To Carmen/ A gloomy tale/ Larry McMurtry." We have never seen another proof jacket offered, which isn't to say there aren't others; but it was purchased from a former Simon & Schuster rep and, given its scarcity, is probably one of only a few produced. The proof jacket design more closely resembles the design of the jacket for LONESOME DOVE and is more attractive, to us at least, than the one the book was eventually issued in. It's hard to understand why they would have changed it. It was sold to us on a copy of the uncorrected proof; but we've put it on this inscribed copy of the book because it seems to us to be the best way to display it. It is slightly taller than the eventual, published jacket and therefore over-hangs the book by a scant eighth-inch and is just slightly loose. The book itself is fine and still in its original, fine dust jacket with the proof jacket (showing only minor wear) over it. RARE PROOF DUST JACKET.

[Book #53607]       Price: $1,500.00
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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
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EUROPE AFTER 8:15. H. L. Mencken. EUROPE AFTER 8:15.
New York: John Lane, 1914. First edition. Second binding stamped in gilt and black, versus gilt and blue. Written with George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright. Eight full-page illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton, his first illustrations to appear in a book. Front endpaper darkened where item previously laid in, faint shadows from two small pieces of tape to rear pastedown, otherwise a bright, near fine copy.

[Book #33295]       Price: $100.00
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PREJUDICES: Third Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Third Series.
New York: Knopf, (1922). First edition. Slight discoloration to few areas of boards and spine lettering very slightly dulled, otherwise near fine in about very good dust jacket with light soiling and rubbing, a few small tears and tiny holes, and half-inch chip to top edge rear panel (not affecting lettering). Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #54356]       Price: $300.00
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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. Jason Miller. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
New York: Atheneum, 1972. First edition. New York Drama Critics' Award, Best Play 1972 and the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Walter McGinn, Charles Durning, Michael McGuire, Paul Sorvino and Richard Dysart. Very good or better with small sticker residue on front pastedown and cloth edges lightly sunned; in a price-clipped, slightly soiled dust jacket with one short closed tear.

[Book #29112]       Price: $125.00
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THE RIVER LINE. Charles Morgan. THE RIVER LINE.
London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1952. First edition. Slight bubbling to front pastedown near hinge (production error) otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with slightly tanned spine, a chip in upper front flap fold and a few closed edge tears. Still, a bright, attractive copy that includes the preface "On Transcending the Age of Violence."

[Book #33063]       Price: $50.00
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THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: Poems 1929-1944. Christopher Morley. THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: Poems 1929-1944.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. 1944. First edition. Very good in dust jacket.

[Book #48529]       Price: $60.00
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THE AENEIDS OF VIRGIL: Done into English Verse. William Morris. THE AENEIDS OF VIRGIL: Done into English Verse.
London: Ellis and White, 1876. First edition. Good in rubbed, gray-blue cloth boards with spine label chipped and worn, boards visible at corners, and front hinge starting. [Forman 41]. Scarce.

[Book #52484]       Price: $125.00
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THE NORTHERN LIGHTS. Howard Norman. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.
New York: Summit Books, (1987). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST NOVEL, preceded only by two translations from North Canadian Algonquin languages. Uncorrected proofs. Near fine in light blue paperwraps with background of spine and top edge of rear panel very slightly faded.

[Book #33811]       Price: $125.00
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THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER. Liam O'Brien. THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER.
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Two very tiny tears to head of spine,otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing, orange background of spine faded and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. Still, a bright, attractive copy with photographs from the production which starred Burgess Meredith.

[Book #33117]       Price: $60.00
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PAL JOEY. John O'Hara. PAL JOEY.
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1940). First edition. Endpapers a bit darkened, otherwise very good in edgeworn dust jacket with one thumbnail-size chip at bottom of front cover, and spine faded but still easily readable.

[Book #45699]       Price: $150.00
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DYNAMO. Eugene O'Neill. DYNAMO.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First edition. Tiny nick to front endpaper top corner, spine very slightly dulled, still very good or better in dust jacket darkened at spine but otherwise bright and near fine.

[Book #29767]       Price: $50.00
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DYNAMO. Eugene O'Neill. DYNAMO.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First edition. Very fine in like dust jacket. Just about "as new." Jonathan Cape prospectus for the uniform edition of "Plays by Eugene O'Neill" laid in: approximately 4.75 x 6.75" folded once to make 4 pages; with "some Opinions of O'Neill as a Dramatist" inside (prints quotes from newspapers and magazines), list of available titles on back, and front serving as title page.

[Book #34844]       Price: $250.00
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BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers. Alfred E. Pease. BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers.
London: Edward Stanford, 1893. First edition. Illustrated with 8 full page photographs and 3 colored maps, including one folding map of "Algeria and Tunis." Gilt stamped green cloth boards. Hinges cracked but holding, otherwise very good with minor wear on corners and spine ends, floral front endpaper over-glued at hinge and loose, and frontis a little loose but pages clean and bright.

[Book #52575]       Price: $200.00
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A GRAMMAR OF THE FRENCH TONGUE; Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French Academy. John Perrin, J. F. Tocquot. A GRAMMAR OF THE FRENCH TONGUE; Grounded Upon the Decisions of the French Academy.
New York: Peter A. Mesier, 1810. First edition thus. Revised by Tocquot from the 11th London edition of Perrin's 1768 book. Full leather boards which appear to tree calf; gilt-ruled spine with gilt-lettered leather spine label. Small area of calf peeled from front board, otherwise good or better with text block aged but clean.

[Book #52535]       Price: $75.00
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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
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A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS. Ezra Pound. A DRAFT OF XXX CANTOS.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, no date [1933]. First U.S. edition, second issue, with p.61-2 on cancel leaf and offending word p.62 reading "sh-t." Only 1000 copies printed. Originally published in 1930 in Paris, but this U.S. edition precedes the one in the UK Pages lightly tanned, with touch of offset to endpapers. Near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49019]       Price: $100.00
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POSTCARDS. E. Annie Proulx. POSTCARDS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, (1992). First edition. Her second book of fiction and first novel. Small erasure at top of front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket. Her first books were all non-fiction and issued in small first printings.

[Book #34035]       Price: $275.00
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