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A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR. H. L. Mencken. A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR.
New York: John Lane, 1916. First edition. Epigrams collected over the period of four or five years (some first appearances, some reprinted from The Smart Set). Spine lettering dulled, corners a little worn, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33048]       Price: $125.00
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LOVE AND HATE. M. D. Menninger, Karl. LOVE AND HATE.
Boston: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by author. Menninger, a psychiatrist, analyzes the war of emotions within each of us. Very good to near fine with very lightly faded spine; in good, edgeworn dust jacket with some chipping but none affecting lettering.

[Book #54434]       Price: $75.00
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THE BEST OF HENRY MILLER. Henry Miller. THE BEST OF HENRY MILLER.
London: Heinemann, (1960). First edition. Uncorrected proof. Scattered foxing to page edges and spine slightly soiled, otherwise near fine in blue paperwraps. Edited by Lawrence Durrell.

[Book #35709]       Price: $120.00
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TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'. A. A. Milne, Kenneth Grahame. TOAD OF TOAD HALL: A Play from Kenneth Grahame's Book 'The Wind in the Willows'.
London: Methuen & Co. (1929). First edition. Offset near hinges on endpapers (from the binding), otherwise near fine with top edge gilt; in very good or better dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine with small chips on corners and spine ends and light rubbing to folds. Housed in specially made plain cloth slipcase. FUN WITH TOAD, ALFRED, MR BADGER, CHIEF WEASE AND THE MOLE.

[Book #49475]       Price: $500.00
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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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WISE BLOOD. Flannery O'Connor. WISE BLOOD.
London: Neville Spearman, (1955). First UK edition of the author's first book. One of the best and strongest southern writers, in our opinion. Endpapers a trifle dark and about an inch of an offset line on half title page, otherwise fine in an unchipped dust jacket showing a little age and a few tiny soiled spots but very bright and nice with the barest wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #40357]       Price: $600.00
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HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES. Anita O'Day. HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED on plain bookplate, "To Bill Beverly/ Thanks for the kind words. Love, Anita O'Day 3/4/82." Her autobiography written with George Eells. At the age of twenty-two, O'Day was one of the brightest stars on the music scene but just ten years later she was strung out and broke in a California jail. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. A relatively scarce inscription. INSCRIBED BY O'DAY.

[Book #53609]       Price: $450.00
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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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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. Very good with bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and the bottom right corner of the front board. Top edge of the front cover also has a small closed tear in the paper covering the board, which is only barely noticable. There is also a very slight amount of soiling to the cover and tanning to the spine. Inside clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51909]       Price: $60.00
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DAYS WITHOUT END A Modern Miracle Play. Eugene O'Neill. DAYS WITHOUT END A Modern Miracle Play.
New York: Random House, (1934). First edition. Bright and fine in mildly soiled dust jacket with light edge rubbing and few small nicks and tears, otherwise near fine.

[Book #40931]       Price: $100.00
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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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THE GOLDEN TREASURY: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes. Francis T. Palgrave. THE GOLDEN TREASURY: Selected From the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language and Arranged With Notes
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1919/1921. Two volumes; 1919 edition is second series and 1921 edition is revised and enlarged edition. Top page edges gilt, bound by Baynton in three-quarter brown morocco and marbled boards; raised bands and gilt lettering on spine. Light rubbing and scattered light foxing to prelims, otherwise near fine and very attractive.

[Book #29549]       Price: $100.00
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AFTER SUCH PLEASURES. Dorothy Parker. AFTER SUCH PLEASURES.
New York: Viking Press, 1934. First edition, fourth printing. INSCRIBED "To Esther Muir -- With all good wishes. Dorothy Parker." Muir was a Broadway and film actress who co-starred in the stage and movie versions of the Marx Brothers, "A Day at the Races," and many other plays and movies. Cloth a little darkened on spine with a few minor water stains; in price-clipped dust jacket with few small pieces of tape on verso, sunned spine (lettering not affected) and other wear and minor soiling. Still, a very good copy and a nice association from the '30s. Printed in January 1934, just three months after the first printing in October, 1933. Parker inscriptions are scarce if not rare in our experience. NICE ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #45850]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE MOVIEGOER. Walker Percy. THE MOVIEGOER.
New York: Knopf, 1979. Later printing, the 12th. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK and arguably his best--the story of Binx Bolling, an alienated young man seeking meaning for his existence. Winner of the National Book Award. INSCRIBED ON FRONT ENDPAPER, "Via Jeanne . . . / with best wishes/ Walker Percy/ February 14, 1980." ADDITIONALLY SIGNED on title page. Bright and fine in dust jacket with inconspicuous slice to front panel and barest edge wear, otherwise fine. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER.

[Book #54690]       Price: $200.00
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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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JOHN PIPER: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs. John Piper. JOHN PIPER: Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs.
New York: Curt Valentin, 1955. First U.S. edition using British plates. Includes articles by Piper and an introduction by S. John Woods, who also arranged the book. John Piper was a painter who also did theatre design, book illustrations, photography, criticism, etc. The book includes eleven illustrations in color and 244 in monochrome; 8 pages of reproductions in four-color line and tone; an aquatint, a monochrome lithograph, and three lithographs in color specially drawn for this book. Folio (10 x 12 1.2 inches) in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #41036]       Price: $500.00
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AT LADY MOLLY'S. Anthony Powell. AT LADY MOLLY'S.
Boston/Toronto: Little Brown and Co. (1957). First U.S. edition. Advance proof copy, untrimmed signatures laid in printed paper cover made especially for this state, reading "Here is your advance copy of ..." with seven reviews, covering the front and back, by Edwin O'Connor, De Vries, Waugh, Kingsley Amis, Charles Rolo, Pritchett and Elizabeth Bowen. Spine of cover somewhat darkened otherwise good or better with some minor wear, a bit of rumpling and light soiling. Obviously scarce.

[Book #25653]       Price: $100.00
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NOW, VOYAGER. Olive Higgins Prouty. NOW, VOYAGER.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1941. First edition. One of the author's best-known works. Basis for the Bette Davis movie featuring Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. The dark brown cloth has the barest wear on corners, otherwise bright and fine in dust jacket with a number of small chips and edgewear but no lettering affected and still very good for this title.

[Book #46630]       Price: $400.00
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STRANGER AND ALONE. J. Saunders Redding. STRANGER AND ALONE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1950). First edition. The front of the dust jacket proclaims this black author's only novel as "the story of a man who betrayed his own people." Covers and page edges slightly foxed, otherwise fine in a bright dust jacket with subtle foxing to rear panel and two closed tears in upper front panel (barely visible).

[Book #23706]       Price: $50.00
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FADEAWAY. Richard Rosen. FADEAWAY.
New York: Harper & Row, (1986). First edition. His second mystery, after STRIKE THREE YOUR DEAD. This one involves the mysterious deaths of two basketball players from the Boston Celtics and Washington Bullets. INSCRIBED, "Oct. 6, 1986/ To Michael --- May all your dribbles be single ones. Best, Richard Rosen." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #35322]       Price: $100.00
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HARRY POTTER DELUXE EDITIONS: The Philosopher's Stone; The Chamber of Secrets; The Prisoner of Azkaban; The Goblet of Fire; The Order of the Phoenix; The Half-Blood Prince; The Deathly Hallows. J. K. Rowling. HARRY POTTER DELUXE EDITIONS: The Philosopher's Stone; The Chamber of Secrets; The Prisoner of Azkaban; The Goblet of Fire; The Order of the Phoenix; The Half-Blood Prince; The Deathly Hallows.
London: Bloomsbury, 1999 - 2007. First printings of all seven volumes of the deluxe editions--each being a first edition thus. Includes the eluxive first printing of 3rd title in the series, THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, the first of these "deluxe" editions to be issued. The first 2 titles in the series were issued soon thereafter. All three state "This edition first published in Great Britain in 1999" and have a number line ending in "1." PRISONER OF AZKABAN has "Joanne Rowling" rather than "J. K. Rowling" on copyright page. Titles 4 through 7 were issued simultaneously with the trade editions and each state "First Edition." All seven volumes clothbound with front cover pictorial onlays, all edges gilt, and ribbon place markers. All seven are fine without dust jackets, as issued. Also included are two small paperback originals, QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES and FANTASTIC BEASTS & WHERE TO FIND THEM, published by Bloomsbury in 2001.

[Book #54738]       Price: $2,500.00
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CHINA TRADE. S. J. Rozan. CHINA TRADE.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). First edition. Her first book. Featuring New York private eye Lydia Chin and her sometime partner Bill Smith. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #51469]       Price: $75.00
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GAUDY NIGHT: A Lord Peter Mystery. Dorothy L. Sayers. GAUDY NIGHT: A Lord Peter Mystery.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1936). First edition in later, assume remainder jacket. Lord Wimsey finally wins the hand of Harriet Vane. Very good or better in good to very good dust jacket with light, general wear and a few rubbed nicks and tears. Assume a remainder jacket as it shows Busman's Honeymoon (1937) as last book on rear of jacket and two reviews of this book on front flap and four of Busman's on back flap, and price of $1.69 vs $2.50 which was price on first jacket.

[Book #54691]       Price: $350.00
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SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS. Robert Haven Schauffler. SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Mrs. Samuel Prentiss who suggested the book---." Also a gift inscription below Schauffler's. Very good with a cover that is rubbed on corners and spine ends and lightly soiled. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51557]       Price: $50.00
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JOHNNY KING, QUARTERBACK. Jackson Scholz. JOHNNY KING, QUARTERBACK.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1949. First edition. Scholz was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprint. In the 1920s, he became the first person to appear in an Olympic sprint final in three different Olympic Games. His first Olympic appearance was in Antwerp at the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal. Later that year, Scholz equaled the World Record in the 100 meter, running it in 10.6 seconds in Stockholm. Four years later, he was one of the favorites for the sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the Paris Games. He lived up to expectations in the 200 meter, but was beaten to the gold in the 100 meter by Britain's Harold Abrahams. This defeat, depicted in the movie "Chariots of Fire," may be the feat for which Scholz is best known. Few tiny foxed spots on front inner hinge, otherwise fine in red cloth and dust jacket with minor edgewear and soiling.

[Book #48433]       Price: $150.00
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