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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.

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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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MORE STATELY MANSIONS. Eugene O'Neill. MORE STATELY MANSIONS.
New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1964. First edition. Shortened from the author's partly revised script by Karl Ragnar Gierow and edited by Donald Gallup. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear. A copy for distribution in the UK with the $7.50 US price clipped from the top of the dust jacket flap but 56s net UK price present at the bottom.

[Book #40950]       Price: $125.00
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THIRST: And Other One Act Plays. Eugene O'Neill. THIRST: And Other One Act Plays.
Boston: The Gorham Press, (1914). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Faint red stain along bottom of front endpaper, otherwise fine without the scarce dust jacket.

[Book #40934]       Price: $250.00
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THE ENGLISH PATIENT: A Novel. Michael Ondaatje. THE ENGLISH PATIENT: A Novel.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1992. First American edition. SIGNED by the author. The winner of the 1993 Booker Prize. The basis for the Academy Award-winning film by Anthony Minghella, with Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Juliette Binoche. Uncorrected proof, fine in printed tannish/orange paperwraps.

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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.

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DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS. Samuel Pepys. DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1887. Early American edition in four volumes with four portraits. Originally published in 1825, based on diaries kept in the 1660's. Pepys was the secretary to the Admiralty during the reigns of Charles II and James II. His reporting of historical events as well as his striking descriptions of his life and times have made this one of the most famous diaries ever published. The diary was deciphered from the original shorthand manuscript by the Rev. J. Smith. Also includes "a life" and notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke. Frontis portraits of Pepys, Elizabeth Pepys, Cromwell and Charles II. Red leather spine with raised bands, and marbled boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt. Good only with edges worn and spine lettering and devices faded but still readable. Grolier 100.

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FLIGHT OF A WITCH. Ellis Peters. FLIGHT OF A WITCH.
London: Collins, (1964). First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and a small crease mark along the top edge of the front.

[Book #51479]       Price: $250.00
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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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THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980. Walt Reed, John Held Roger, Rockwell Kent. THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980.
New York: Society of Illustrators, (1984). First edition. Number 36 of 50 copies with an original woodcut by John Held, Jr. (signed "72/100 Mrs John Held, Jr."). Additionally SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 355 pages with text for each decade by different illustrators (1920-1930 by Rockwell Kent, e.g.). Also includes Benjamin Eisenstat, Von Schmidt, Bernard Fuchs, et al. Profusely illustrated. Black cloth, a.e.g., 4to. Fine in fine matching cloth slipcase.

[Book #46227]       Price: $750.00
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LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes. F. Reuleaux, Franz. LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1875 and 1900. First edition. Text in German.Two volume set, well illustrated. Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), often called "the father of kinematics," was a mechanical engineer and President of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy (wiki). First volume: Theoretical Kinematics, basic course of a Theory Of Mechanical Engineering [Erster Band: Theoretische Kinematik; Grundzuge einer Theorie Des Maschinenwesens]. 622 pages including index and 452 illustration in the text and 8 double-page folding tables bound at rear. Second volume: the Practical Relations of Kinematics to Geometry and Mechanics. [Zweiter Band: Die Praktischen Beziehungen der Kinematik Zu Geometrie Und Mechanik] 788 pages including index and with 670 illustrations in the text and two folding illustrations. Newly professionally rebound in gray cloth boards with page edges marbled, new endpapers added and brown leather labels on spine. Some minor foxing in volume 1 but none in volume 2; near fine.

[Book #52677]       Price: $500.00
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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

[Book #53344]       Price: $200.00
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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

[Book #20213]       Price: $50.00
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ME AND JULIET. Richard Rodgers, , Oscar Hammerstein. ME AND JULIET.
New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Book and lyrics by Hammerstein, music by Rodgers. "An affectionate survey of footlight life. The town's most skillful showmen pay a fervent salute to the boys and girls who make the business tick."--Walter Kerr, N.Y. Herald Tribune. Head of spine slightly pushed, still fine in near fine dust jacket with spine a little toned.

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YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts. Aurania Rouverol. YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: Samuel French, (1940). First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Near fine in dust jacket with very light soiling, a few short closed tears and shallow chipping. Scarce.

[Book #25069]       Price: $50.00
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THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." Elizabeth Russell, aka Elizabeth Von Arnim. THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden."
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Elizabeth von Arnim (1866 - 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist who, after her second marriage became Countess Russell. Early in life she went by Mary but after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth Russell. She also wrote as Alice Cholmondeley. PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT was the basis for the play, "The Cottage in the Air" (1909), and for the British/German movie, "The Runaway Princess" (1929). Her later works were also adapted for the stage and screen, including her 1940 novel, MR. SKEFFINTON, which was made into the 1944 Academy Award-nominated film starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains (Wikipedia). Gilt-stamped green cloth boards; top edge gilt. Very good with minor aging and wear.

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EARLY MOON. Carl Sandburg. EARLY MOON.
James Daugherty. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1930). First edition. Illustrated by James Daugherty. Everyday poems for children and grown-ups. Purple cloth spine and purple page top page edges sunned, pages lightly tanned (acidic paper?), extremities showing some shelf wear, silver spine lettering a little rubbed, still very good in darkened but still bright pictorial dust jacket with all four flap corners clipped and shallow chipping to spine ends.

[Book #48900]       Price: $100.00
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THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR. Maurice Sendak. THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960). First edition, with all the correct points per Hanrahan [A41]. A secret knock lets the children into the fun of the colorful imaginary world in Rosie's room. Gift inscription on front endpaper, very faint stain along fore edges of endpapers, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, bright blue pictorial dust jacket with few tiny rubbed nicks, light soiling on back of front flap and few inconspicuous tears.

[Book #49506]       Price: $200.00
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LADY IN LILAC. Susannah Shane. LADY IN LILAC.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1941. First edition. Advance proof issue of this Red Badge Prize Mystery in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Very good with faded and sloped spine, spine and edge rubbing, and two closed to bottom back cover.

[Book #51333]       Price: $150.00
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THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL. Wm. J. Snow. THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL.
Washington D. C. The United States Field Artillery Association, 1911. First edition. Volume I, Numbers 1 through 4. Published quarterly. Illustrated with drawings, charts, maps and photos, mostly in the text (a few full-page), as well as a folding map, "Echelles Metriques," and one other, which has been partially removed. Bound in salmon cloth boards with "F. A. / Vol. 1" stamped on in black on spine. Good or better with covers soiled and generally worn but interior mostly very good.

[Book #52546]       Price: $300.00
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ALBERT'S OLD LADY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. ALBERT'S OLD LADY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of Thompson leaning into a penguin enclosure and demanding "C;mon Albert--How much for your old lady?!" An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 22 x 26 1/2 inches. Fine.

[Book #53095]       Price: $300.00
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HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 300 SIGNED, numbered copies. Steadman's image of "Hunter S. Thompson in the Red Red Shark driving through the desert" chomping on his cigarette and muttering "bad craziness" while a space ship flies in the background; with an image of a hotel envelope addressed to Thompson and labeled "priority" beneath (return address, Circus Circus in Las Vegas). Four-color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 13 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53072]       Price: $275.00
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LET'S PARTY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. LET'S PARTY: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image on a bright, red background of a cowboy hat-wearing, skull-faced, bare-chested Thompson declaring "OK! Let's Party!!!" An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. Two- color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 22 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53086]       Price: $600.00
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OLD BLUE EYE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. OLD BLUE EYE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies. An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. Two-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53079]       Price: $500.00
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SPIRIT OF GONZO: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. SPIRIT OF GONZO: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of a winged, cow-skull Thompson flying over the desert with his (?) body perched on his hat. An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 22 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53089]       Price: $500.00
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