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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.

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THE EYE. Vladimir Nabokov. THE EYE.
New York: Phaedra, 1965. First edition, so stated. We believe this to be the first issue/state with publisher's address on copyright page and dust jacket printed on white laid uncoated paper with Trident Press mentioned at bottom of back flap. Although Juliar does not assign a priority to the two issues, we believe it would be first as it matches an advance copy we had in stock. The book is fine and bright in the white dust jacket showing a little aging with one tiny closed tear at bottom corner. Publisher's address on copyright page, presumably making this a first issue, in that we have an uncorrected proof with the address on the copyright page also (copies noted without the address are presumably later issues). Name and address on front endpaper, otherwise fine in white dust jacket with a little darkening around edges.

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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 his critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. The book is SIGNED by Nixon and has a laid-in TYPED LETTER INITIALED by Nixon that also has his HOLOGRAPH SALUTATION. The letter, to The Honorable Richard Lyng, is on Nixon's personal engraved letterhead from his Woodcliff Lake NJ address, measures 6.75 x 9" and is dated December 23, 1991: "Dear Dick [written in Nixon's hand], I thought you might be interested in seeing some unconventional wisdom on foreign and domestic issues. Best wishes for the New Year." Lyng (1918-2003) 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. Nixon (1913-1994) was, of course, the only President to have resigned from office due to scandal. In later years, however, he traveled extensively to meet with foreign leaders, wrote, and took speaking engagements. In 1986, he journeyed to the Soviet Union, after which he shared his foreign policy suggestions and impressions of Mikhail Gorbachev with Reagan. Following that trip, Nixon was ranked in a Gallup poll as one of the ten most admired men in the world and Newsweek Magazine ran a story on "Nixon's comeback" with the headline "He's back." The Nixon Center he founded in 1991 is now the Center for the National Interest, a non-partisan public policy institution. (Wikipedia). Apparently there really are second acts in American lives. The book is fine in fine dust jacket; the letter is fine with light crease where folded. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH LETTER LAID IN.

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REAL PEACE. Richard Nixon. REAL PEACE.
New York: No-Publisher, (1983). First edition. An outline of his geopolitical strategy, SIGNED BY NIXON. Tipped-in slip states this is one of a limited number of copies being sent to "community and opinion leaders around the United States." Reportedly this edition was limited to only 1,000 copies, though there is no indication of this in the book. No publisher indicated and copyright states "First printing September 1983," whereas the regular trade edition was published by Little, Brown the following year. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. Patrick O'Brian. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment.
(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the name Richard Patrick Russ in 1930 and 1938, respectively. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (of 1000 copies total). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY: A Problem in Deduction. Ellery Queen. THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY: A Problem in Deduction.
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1979. First trade edition of the special Golden Anniversary edition with new introduction by the author. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Lacking slipcase.

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CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998. Christoph Ransmayr. CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998.
Washington, D.C. (Embassy of Austria), 1998. First edition. Edited by Roswitha Novak. Number 154 of 333 copies SIGNED BY RANSMAYR. From the short-lived "New Literature from Europe" series of readings at the Library of Congress, Presentation copy with Embassy of Austria greeting card from the cultural attache of the Embassy dated April 20, 1998, laid in, "Very kind regards, Teresa Indjein." Includes excerpts from Ransmayr's novels THE TERRORS OF ICE AND DARKNESS; THE LAST WORLD and THE DOG KING as well as bibliographical references. Illustrated. Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #54813]       Price: $100.00
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RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY. Ronald Reagan. RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY.
Salt Lake City: Osmond Publishing Company, (1981). First edition. SIGNED by President Reagan. Includes a tribute to Reagan given by Charlton Heston at the gala prior to the Inauguration; "A Time for Choosing," the TV speech given in October 1964 which launched Reagan's political career: Reagan's Jan. 20 1981 Inaugural Speech; an Address to a Joint Session of Congress on a Program for Economic Recovery; another address to a joint session on April 28,1981. The title comes at the end of that first speech in 1964 - "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny." Reagan was the Co-Chairman of the California Citizens for Goldwater at the time. No record of signed copies at auction in the last 35 years and we contacted a few prominent dealers and they have not had a copy. Just signed, not dated, but signed as President with a solid provenance. Fine in a price clipped dust jacket. SCARCE SIGNED COPY.

[Book #52425]       Price: $4,500.00
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THE TRAP. Dorothy Richardson. THE TRAP.
New York: Knopf, 1925. First edition. The eighth volume in the author's "Pilgrimage" series. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper, foxing to the uncut front page edges, otherwise the book is very good to fine and with top edge color very good. Half-inch chip at top of front panel of dust jacket, two crescent shaped lines (from glass edge we assume) below the authors name on front panel, spine slightly tanned and rubbed; small, inconspicuous section of front fold missing, otherwise about very good. This U.S. jacket is scarce.

[Book #49665]       Price: $300.00
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THE SINGLE HOUND. May Sarton. THE SINGLE HOUND.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. First edition of her first novel, SIGNED on dedication page in 1981. Cloth a little darkened on spine, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket worn on edges, with small chips on corners and spine ends (affecting the top of the "S" and "T" at top of spine), and a few faint stains on spine. In spite of these faults not a bad looking copy of a scarce book, particularly signed.

[Book #30818]       Price: $500.00
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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.

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LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word. Charles Coleman Sellers. LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. First edition. SIGNED by the author. The story of the itinerant preacher known as "The Cosmopolite" or "Crazy Dow," who achieved enormous popularity in the first half of the 19th century. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tears.

[Book #54809]       Price: $100.00
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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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DYING: An Introduction. L. E. Sissman. DYING: An Introduction.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1967). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in bright dust jacket with closed tear in rear panel (with tape repair on verso) and light foxing along flap folds and top edges of flaps. Review copy with publisher's slip tipped to front free endpaper.

[Book #36198]       Price: $60.00
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THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE. Alexander McCall Smith. THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE.
New York: Pantheon, (2003). First edition. From his "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series. Advance reading copy, as issued in slipcase and SIGNED by the author. Fine in slipcase showing an little shelf wear (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54651]       Price: $75.00
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3 SMITHS IN THE WIND. H. Allen Smith. 3 SMITHS IN THE WIND.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co, Inc. 1946. First edition. "Three Best Sellers in One Volume by an Outstanding American Humorist"--from the dust jacket. Collects his first three books: LOW MAN ON A TOTEM POLE, LIFE IN A PUTTY KNIFE FACTORY and LOST IN THE HORSE LATITUDES. Near fine in like dust jacket.

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THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED. Lee Smith. THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Lane / Lee Smith 12/12/91." Crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors.

[Book #54793]       Price: $350.00
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RED SQUARE. Martin Cruz Smith. RED SQUARE.
No place: No publisher, (circa 1991). First edition. Oversize, 8 1/2 x 11 inch proofs bound with unprinted black cloth spine, clear plastic front cover and heavier black-paper back cover. First page, which serves as a front cover (visible through clear plastic) has handwritten title and author over the chapter heading "I MOSCOW," beneath which is a date range of "August __ - August __, 1991." The dates are left blank but in the final, printed version, the dates are the 6th to the 12th. We assume this proof format was issued before any other proofs. The pages are double spaced with page numbers written in, and there are a few handwritten changes to text. 518 pages. Pages 184-194 inserted upside-down. Final page has damp stain on front edge, otherwise very good or better.

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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

[Book #51606]       Price: $200.00
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