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PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama. Heinrich Von Kleist. PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama.
[New York]: HarperCollins Publishers, (1998). First edition. Translated and introduced by Joel Agee. Uncorrected proof, fine in tan paperwraps. Includes glossy pictorial dust jacket, with drawings by Maurice Sendak.

[Book #33314]       Price: $50.00
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IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND. A. Henry Savage Landor. IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First U.S. edition. An account of a journey into Tibet; capture by the Tibetan Lamas and soldiers; imprisonment, torture and ultimate release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. Two volumes, 307 and 248 pages, respectively, illustrated with photgravures, 8 colored plates, 50 full page and 150 text illustrations and a folding map from surveys by the author. Top edges gilt. Lacking the frontis in volume 2 and minor cover wear, otherwise a very good, bright set.

[Book #34396]       Price: $150.00
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SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR. William Savage Landor, George Stillman Hillard. SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, (1856). First edition and only edition of this title. Excerpts from his writings on government, politics, literature, criticism, etc. Frontis of author, 308 pages including index. Name at head of title page, which has few tiny nicks to lower edge, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #39838]       Price: $100.00
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DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED. Virginia Lanier. DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED.
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc. (1995). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. First state with "Anthony" misspelled "Athony" on front panel of dust jacket. A beautiful copy, fine in dust jacket.

[Book #32854]       Price: $175.00
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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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THE FOREST GIANT: The Romance of a Tree. T. E. Lawrence, By Adrien Le Corbeau, " "L. H. Ross. THE FOREST GIANT: The Romance of a Tree
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1924. First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by Lawrence as "L. H. Ross." Small 8vo, tan paper boards stamped in red and black; gilt-stamped brown cloth spine; top edge red. Faintest of coffee (?) splashes to top edge and edges of last few blanks, tiny corner bumps, otherwise near fine in very good or better, slightly tanned dust jacket with faint stain along front flap fold, few small corner chips and tiny tears.

[Book #54972]       Price: $150.00
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SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures. Murray Leinster. SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First edition. His second story collection. SIGNED by the author as Leinster, and with his real name, William F[itzgerald] Jenkins. Leinster is credited with the invention of parallel universe stories, such as this collection's title story, which first appeared in 1934 in Astounding Stories magazine. Hinges a little darkened, still fine in lightly soiled dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine, and nicked at spine ends and corners.

[Book #49173]       Price: $300.00
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DODSWORTH. Sinclair Lewis. DODSWORTH.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1929). First edition. Cover shows some wear and there's light creasing on the spine, otherwise good to very good in later-state dust jacket (two reviews on bottom of front flap) with professional restoration to corners and spine ends, which looks very good. The first-state dust jacket is scarce.

[Book #25604]       Price: $200.00
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (1894). "Household edition," a nice reprint, bright and clean. Green cloth, beveled edges, all edges gilt, bright gilt to spine and front. Name on front blank, spine edges and corners a little rubbed, otherwise fine.

[Book #50586]       Price: $125.00
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WHAT'S MINE'S MINE. George Macdonald. WHAT'S MINE'S MINE.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, (1886). First US edition. Very good with hinge paper starting in the front, light foxing to endpapers, covers lightly soiled and rubbed, most noticeably at spine ends and corners, and few small tears to base of spine. The multi-colored decorations and gold lettering on the cloth binding is still bright and vibrant.

[Book #51456]       Price: $200.00
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THE SCARLET RUSE. John D. MacDonald. THE SCARLET RUSE.
London: Robert Hale, (1975). First UK and first hardback edition, preceding the U.S. hardback by five years (the true first edition was a paperback original published in 1973). One corner lightly creased, touch of faint foxing to page fore edges, still a bright, fine copy in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #49469]       Price: $200.00
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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
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MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS. Norman Mailer. MODEST GIFTS: POEMS AND DRAWINGS.
New York: Random House, (2003). First edition. A paperback original. SIGNED by the author. 260+ pages of poems and drawings with a preface by Mailer. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #49382]       Price: $60.00
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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. One of 110 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. An additional forty copies were issued for presentation. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #47966]       Price: $150.00
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THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China. Makhali-Phal, Nelly-Pierrette Guesde. THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China.
New York: Random House, (1942). First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by Edward Weismiller. Winner of the 1939 All-Nations Prize Novel Competition in France. According to her website, the Franco-Cambodian poet and author Makhali-Phal is "Cambodia’s Literary Gift to the World." Endpapers darkened, otherwise very good to near fine in good to very good soiled and rubbed dust jacket. An unaccountably scarce book in any condition. UNACCOUNTABLY SCARCE.

[Book #40617]       Price: $75.00
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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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MASTER OF THE REVELS. Don Marquis. MASTER OF THE REVELS.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1934. First edition. Name on front free endpaper and gilt spine decorations slightly dulled, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, some short closed edge tears and cream background of spine tanned. Still, a bright, attractive copy.

[Book #33276]       Price: $50.00
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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse. Groucho Marx. AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse.
(Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc. 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good nurse and a nice woman / Groucho." It is likely the inscription is to Barbara Winger Bruner, who worked for Marx in 1977, the final year of his life. (According to a 1983 UPI Bulletin, Bruner testified in a lawsuit filed by Marx's estate against Erin Fleming, the Canadian actress who was Marx's companion, characterizing her actions as "hostile and abusive.") This best-selling album was recorded at Carnegie Hall during Marx's last one-man show. The insert features a pictorial collage and quotes from celebrities including T.S. Eliot -- "Your portrait hangs on my wall next to W.B. Yeats. You are my most coveted pin-up. And I am your utmost admirer." Fine.

[Book #54865]       Price: $750.00
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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
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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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FILM FLAM. Essays on Hollywood. Larry McMurtry. FILM FLAM. Essays on Hollywood.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1987). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in yellow paperwraps.

[Book #33594]       Price: $150.00
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SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE. Herman Melville, William Plomer. SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE.
London: Hogarth Press, 1943. First edition. Very good with small stamp on front pastedown; in dust jacket with spine and edges darkened, splitting on folds and one inch-long chip.

[Book #39754]       Price: $60.00
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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
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H. L. MENCKEN. H. L. Mencken. H. L. MENCKEN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First edition. Includes FANFARE by Burton Rascoe, THE AMERICAN CRITIC by Vincent O'Sullivan and BIBLIOGRAPHY by F.C. Henderson. Near fine in paperwraps with spine ends lightly rubbed and some underlining and notations on a few pages.

[Book #33095]       Price: $50.00
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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
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