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DESERT ROSE. Larry McMurtry. DESERT ROSE.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1983). First edition. Uncorrected proof with "Sept 6" handwritten on front (presume the publication date). Fine in yellow paperwraps with only light paper clip crease to top edge front cover.

[Book #33601]       Price: $150.00
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

[Book #53649]       Price: $1,750.00
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MUSSULMAN ART: The Louvre Museum. Gaston Migeon. MUSSULMAN ART: The Louvre Museum.
Paris: Albert Morance, (1922). First edition. Two volumes. Volume 1: Carved Stone, Wood and Ivory, Arms, Bronze and Brass, Carpets, Fabrics and Miniatures. Volume 2: Rock-crystal, Enamelled glass and Ceramics. Each volume with loosely inserted plates (52 in volume one and 51 in volume 2) and preliminary plain paperwraps booklet with explanations and descriptions of each plate. Laid into tan paper-board covers printed on front in dark gray, with gray cloth spines lettered in gilt, and ribbon ties at fore edges. Spines a little rumpled and very lightly frayed, boards darkened, otherwise about very good with plates themselves being fine.

[Book #52670]       Price: $150.00
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TIMEBENDS A Life. Arthur Miller. TIMEBENDS A Life.
New York: Grove Press, 1987. First edition. SIGNED by Miller "To - - " on title page. Flyer from the signing event at The National Press Club laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #53638]       Price: $250.00
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #54569]       Price: $250.00
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THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy. Ferenc Molnar. THE GOOD FAIRY A Modern Comedy.
New York: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932. First U.S. edition. Translated by Jane Hinton. Helen Hayes starred in the New York production. Residue from bookplate removal on front pastedown (partially under flap) and light soiling, otherwise near fine in a slightly soiled price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #29046]       Price: $175.00
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CATHOLICS. Brian Moore. CATHOLICS.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1972). First edition. "Advance Proof Copy" in light gray paperwraps printed in red on front cover. SIGNED by author on title page. Sunned on spine and edges, small stain on first leaf, otherwise near fine.

[Book #29493]       Price: $125.00
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ULICK & SORACHA. George Moore. ULICK & SORACHA.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition. One of 1,250 SIGNED numbered copies issued for subscribers only. The book is as new in dust jacket, but even more remarkable is that it is in the original cardboard shipping box with title, author and publisher printed on cover. Slightly soiled and worn on edges, but still very good. BONI & LIVERIGHT EPHEMERA.

[Book #32911]       Price: $150.00
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EPITAPH ON GEORGE MOORE. Charles Morgan. EPITAPH ON GEORGE MOORE.
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd. 1935. First edition. INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper, "A. T. Chenhalls / by, with or from / Charles Morgan / The White House / East Claydon / January 22, 1938." Near fine copy in marbled boards with slight tanning on front inner joint and lightly bumped bottom front corner.

[Book #50716]       Price: $160.00
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GIOVANNI'S GIFT. Bradford Morrow. GIOVANNI'S GIFT.
(New York): Viking, (1996). First edition. Advance reading copy in glossy, pictorial paperwraps. Fine in a box that mimics a cigar box and has designs similar to those found on the novel's front cover. Can't have been many issued in the box, as it seems to be quite scarce.

[Book #51329]       Price: $125.00
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THE UNKIND WORD: And Other Stories. Dinah Maria; Mrs. Craik Mulock, Gentleman" By the author of "John Halifax. THE UNKIND WORD: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1870. First US edition. Includes a few stories of a supernatural and/or fantastic bent. Very good to near fine in the original green cloth.

[Book #52015]       Price: $200.00
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THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. Gloria Naylor. THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE.
London: Hodder and Stoughton, (1983). First UK edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Tiny nick in rear spine gutter, otherwise fine in dust jacket with tiny closed tear to front spine fold, and short split in front flap with tiny nick at top.

[Book #15869]       Price: $75.00
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SEIZE THE MOMENT: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World. Richard M. Nixon. SEIZE THE MOMENT: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992). First edition of Nixon's critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. SIGNED by Nixon and with TYPED LETTER INITIALED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH SALUTATION by Nixon laid in. Letter is on Nixon's personal engraved letterhead from his Woodcliff Lake NJ address, measures 6.75 x 9" and is dated December 23, 1991. To Richard Lyng (1918-2003), who oversaw the government's food programs as an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under Nixon from 1969 to 1973 and was Ronald Reagan's Agriculture Secretary from 1986 to 1989. Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH LETTER LAID IN.

[Book #53549]       Price: $450.00
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"Wang Khan of the Elephants" in the THE BIG BOOK FOR SCOUTS. Patrick O'Brian, Richard Patrick Russ. "Wang Khan of the Elephants" in the THE BIG BOOK FOR SCOUTS.
London/Oxford: Humphrey Milford/University Press, (1936). First edition. Edited by Herbert Strang. Includes the second appearance of the first published story by Patrick O'Brian, "Wang Khan of the Elephants," which was written under the name Richard Patrick Russ. The first appearance was in a 1933 anthology for scouts. Gift inscription (a Christmas wish) on front pastedown, edges rubbed, faint foxing to page edges and prelims, otherwise very good.

[Book #49674]       Price: $150.00
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THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS A Tragedy in Four Acts. Sean O'Casey. THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS A Tragedy in Four Acts.
New York: The Macmillan Co. 1926. First U.S. edition. His most famous play and one of the most famous Irish dramas. Minor rubbing to corners, name on front end paper, and a small dark spot on front inner hinge paper, otherwise very good or better in a dust jacket with some edgewear and minor chipping and one nickel size chip at front top right corner affecting the "h" in Plough. A Cornerstone of Irish Drama.

[Book #32771]       Price: $125.00
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ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS AND WELDED. Eugene O'Neill. ALL GOD'S CHILLUN GOT WINGS AND WELDED.
New York: Boni & Liveright, (1924). First edition. Quite bright, near fine copy in somewhat soiled dust jacket, slightly darkened at spine with large piece missing from head of spine (extending to rear panel), not affecting any lettering.

[Book #49359]       Price: $125.00
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MARCO MILLIONS: A Play. Eugene O'Neill. MARCO MILLIONS: A Play.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First edition. Very good to fine with attractive bookplate on verso of front endpaper; in dust jacket with tiny chips on corners and spine ends and the spine lightly tanned. A nice copy by this four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

[Book #40944]       Price: $125.00
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GOLDEN BOY: A Book of a Musical. Clifford Odets, , William Gibson. GOLDEN BOY: A Book of a Musical.
New York: Atheneum, 1965. First edition. Based on Mr. Odets' play with lyrics by Lee Adams to music by Charles Strouse. Near fine in very good dust jacket with light rubbing, and a few small chips, nicks and short closed tears.

[Book #45271]       Price: $100.00
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PARADISE LOST A Play in Three Acts. Clifford Odets. PARADISE LOST A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1936). First edition. Near fine in an age-darkened dust jacket with light soiling and very shallow chipping. Scarce.

[Book #25279]       Price: $75.00
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SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. Ben Okri. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1993). First edition, a hardcover limited-issue "reading copy." Limitation notice stamped on the title page with handwritten"122/200"; beneath which, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, this copy SIGNED BY OKRI and dated "20-11-93 / DC." Black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine; plain brown paper dust jacket with matching limitation stamp and numbers on front. Fine in fine dust jacket secured with tape at flaps, presumedly as issued. Publisher's publicity letter laid in.

[Book #54904]       Price: $150.00
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THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts. John Patrick. THE HASTY HEART: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with tanned spine and edge chipping, including a 1/2" chip in front panel affecting the "Th" in the title. Still, bright copy which contains a photograph of original cast, which included [James] Earl Jones, Richard Basehart and Anne Burr. The play was made into a movie in 1949 (with Ronald Reagan) and was revived on Broadway in 1984.

[Book #33129]       Price: $50.00
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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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LANDSCAPE and SILENCE. Harold Pinter. LANDSCAPE and SILENCE.
London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1969). First edition. Fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with edgewear and chips on corners and spine ends.

[Book #49519]       Price: $60.00
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THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. His Dark Materials; Books One, Two and Three. Philip Pullman. THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. His Dark Materials; Books One, Two and Three.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1995, 1997, 2000). First American edition of each. All three volumes in the "His Dark Materials" trilogy. SUBTLE KNIFE shows slight dip to spine, otherwise all three volumes are bright and fine in bright, fine dust jackets with the barest of shelfwear.

[Book #50611]       Price: $250.00
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