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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.

[Book #49625]       Price: $50.00
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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).

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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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BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty. Anne Rice, As A. N. Roquelaure. BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. (1984). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #50280]       Price: $150.00
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THE STRANGE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A History of the Roosevelt-Delano Dynasty America's Royal Family. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Emanuel M. Josephson. THE STRANGE DEATH OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A History of the Roosevelt-Delano Dynasty America's Royal Family.
New York: Chedney Press, (1948). First edition. Exploration of Roosevelt's family's ties and a conspiracy theory about his death. About fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips.

[Book #54482]       Price: $75.00
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THE PHILOSOPHY OF LOYALTY. Josiah Royce. THE PHILOSOPHY OF LOYALTY.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1908. First edition. Royce sets out his moral philosophies. Derived from lectures delivered at Harvard, Yale, et al, in 1906 and 1907. Light wear to spine ends otherwise near fine.

[Book #54912]       Price: $125.00
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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.

[Book #54579]       Price: $250.00
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RAZZLE DAZZLE. William Saroyan. RAZZLE DAZZLE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1942). First edition. Colored frontispiece by Arthur Szyk. Very good with previous owner's name on front pastedown and some soiling on page edges; in dust jacket with edges and spine age darkened, light rubbing, soiling and shallow chipping.

[Book #25272]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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BERNARD SHAW & MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL: Their Correspondence. Bernard Shaw, Alan Dent. BERNARD SHAW & MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL: Their Correspondence.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1952. First edition. Edited by Dent, with a reluctant preface by Stella M. Beech, daughter of Mrs. Campbell. Near fine in dust jacket showing shelf wear.

[Book #46858]       Price: $60.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw, Gilbert Roland. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED to Spanish actor Gilbert Roland: "To Amigo, the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." Spine slightly sunned, otherwise very good to near fine in fine dust jacket.with spine just slightly toned. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

[Book #45885]       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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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.

[Book #54488]       Price: $75.00
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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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LENIN IN ZURICH. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. LENIN IN ZURICH.
New York: Farrar Straus, (1976). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts. SIGNED by Solzhenitsyn on half-title page. A precusor of sorts to THE RED WHEEL--the first chapters were incorporated into the expanded 1984 edition of AUGUST 1914, and the rest into NOVEMBER 1916 and MARCH 1917. Near fine in bright, very good to near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed tear with small skinned spot to lower edge front panel but otherwise only minor wear. SIGNED BY SOLZHENITSYN.

[Book #53686]       Price: $750.00
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THE SNAKE. Mickey Spillane. THE SNAKE.
New York: Dutton & Co., Inc. 1964. First edition. SIGNED by Spillane on title page. Crisp and near fine to fine with touch of minor shelf wear; in lightly rubbed dust jacket with touch of light soiling to rear panel, spine ends nicked, and touch up with marker evident internally.

[Book #53237]       Price: $300.00
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ROCKY (THE 1976 MOVIE): Combined Continuity List. Sylvester Stallone. ROCKY (THE 1976 MOVIE): Combined Continuity List.
[Los Angeles]: Arlene Cooper Service, 1976. First edition of the Combined Conitnuity List for the award-winning 1976 movie. Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, "Rocky" tells the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working in the slums of Philadelphia where he starts out as a small-time club fighter and later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. Also starring Talia Shire as Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, and Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer. Made on a budget of just over $1 million and shot in 28 days, this sleeper hit earned $225 million in global box office receipts, became the highest-grossing film of 1976, and went on to win three Oscars, including Best Picture. Considered one of the greatest sports films ever made, "Rocky" was ranked second (after "Raging Bull") by the American Film Institute in 2008. This "Combined Continuity List" contains cut-by-cut descriptions of all camera shots, including movements of cameras and actors within the shots and the dialogue spoken. Primarily used as a delivery requirement between production companies and studios, Combined Continuities serve as a legal description of a film or television project for copyright purposes and are used for dubbing, subtitling and closed-captioning work. A good "Continuity," especially a "Combined Continuity" such as this one, provides a comprehensive transcription of the finished film and is often the only archived, word-by-word, shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene, record of a film. 142 mimeographed 8.5 x 14" pages printed on rectos only; bound by metal clasp at top and with light-green front cover page. Some curling to corners of first few leaves but still very good or better. COMBINED CONTINUITY LIST FOR THE OSCAR-WINNING MOVIE.

[Book #54640]       Price: $750.00
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NOBLE DEEDS OF WOMAN. Elizabeth Starling. NOBLE DEEDS OF WOMAN.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1836. First American edition. Two volumes in original cloth with paper spine labels. Examples of female courage and virtue. Starling's volume, published anonymously in England was a motivating factor in Jesse Clement's Nobel Deeds of American Women, as Starling only included 3 Americans out of over 200 examples. First volume has some damage to its spine and corners and spine ends show wear and some foxing on endpapers, otherwise in good or better condition.

[Book #52237]       Price: $200.00
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"BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. "BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1994. First edition. One of 50 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's impression of Kentucky artist Joe Petro's parrot "Bub"--clearly a side of "Bub" that only Steadman could capture. Hand printed on White Folio paper (22" x 30") in ten vibrant colors: scarlet red, green, cobalt blue, light yellow, lemon yellow, chrome yellow, light orange, orange, light gray and graphite. Fine.

[Book #9474]       Price: $1,100.00
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SADIE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. SADIE: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of only 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. According to Steadman, this, one of his silkscreen dog prints was "drawn by me but printed by master printer Joe Petro III in Kentucky, where thoroughbred horses are teased into life and pampered like Princes . . . I created a whole shit-load of dog drawings to make a book about these foul creatures and Joe was eager to make prints from some of them. I notice that he has chosen three of his own dogs to immortalize and with a name like Joe Petro III I guess that figures!!! . . . They do look nice in frames and on your walls.....I do hope that you agree." One-color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge cotton paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53099]       Price: $250.00
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LONO'S MARLIN MASK: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. LONO'S MARLIN MASK: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2000. First edition. Four-color silkscreen. Edition Size: 77. Paper Size: 22" x 30". Signed and numbered in pencil by Steadman. Hand printed at Petro III Graphics. Fine.

[Book #24451]       Price: $3,000.00
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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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"HUNTER, THE POSITIVE PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "HUNTER, THE POSITIVE PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1997. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies of this image of Hunter Thompson. 22" x 30" one-color silkscreen. Fine.

[Book #17671]       Price: $650.00
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