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BLONDES DIE YOUNG. Bill Peters, William McGivern. BLONDES DIE YOUNG.
New York: Dodd Mead, (1952). First edition. His only book under this name. Name (Roberts) written on front and rear end papers, otherwise near fine in edge chipped dust jacket.

[Book #42231]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #34035]       Price: $275.00
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WINDOWS COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR BOOK COLLECTORS: Manage Your Collection with QCollector. QCollector: Computer Program for Book Collectors. WINDOWS COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR BOOK COLLECTORS: Manage Your Collection with QCollector.
QCollector was developed in 2003 and is based on the in-house software we use to run our bookstore specializing in 19th- and 20th-century collectible books. QCollector's "Inventory Form" provides you with ample space to enter a complete, detailed description of each item in your collection. There is no limit to the number of items that can be stored by QCollector (other than available disk space on your computer's hard drive). HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Microsoft Windows 95 or above; Pentium II-266 Mhz processor; 4x CD drive; 32 MB of RAM; approximately 18 MB of hard disk space if installing Microsoft Access Runtime (see Software Requirements). SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: QCollector requires Microsoft Access 2000 (or its 2000 "runtime" version) to be present on your PC. Microsoft® Access 2000 Runtime is included at no extra charge on the CD with the QCollector program.

[Book #32461]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #49625]       Price: $50.00
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THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1956). First edition. Edited by Julia Scribner Bigham. Bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with only subtle toning to the spine, a touch of faint soiling and aging, and a few inconspicuous nicks and tears. An attractive copy.

[Book #51075]       Price: $150.00
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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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THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CAT. Mary Roberts Rinehart. THE WINDOW AT THE WHITE CAT.
Arthur I. Keller. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1910). First edition. Illustrations by Arthur I. Keller. Name and date on front endpaper, otherwise fine with lettering bright and only the barest wear on corners and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #41202]       Price: $200.00
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TESTIMONY. Robbie Robertson. TESTIMONY.
New York: Crown Archetype, (2016). First edition. SIGNED by Robertson on special tipped-in leaf. "He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour...." (from the dust jacket). Tiny pen mark to base of first few pages otherwise crisp and fine in like dust jacket. GUITARIST FOR THE BAND.

[Book #54929]       Price: $75.00
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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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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 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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THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Rev. Michael Schlatter, Rev. H. Harbaugh. THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1857. First edition. Howes H-178. Including his services as Chaplain in the French and Indian War, and in the War of the Revolution. 1716 to 1790. Frontispiece of author's home with tissue. About very good in decorative dark brown boards with gilt lettering on spine, rear cover has small soiled marks, beginnings of fraying on lower spine end, previous owner's name twice, on free endpaper (top corner chipped), and again on front free page, light shallow damp stain along bottom edge of first 30 pages, and two Christmas stamps dated 1908 on Contents page.

[Book #52586]       Price: $125.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To the Tucker's --- with hope for deep snow and unbroken legs --- Irwin Shaw." Cloth a bit faded and corner tips slightly worn, but still very good in slightly darkened oatmeal dust jacket with a few chips and a closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape.

[Book #45907]       Price: $250.00
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FRIGHT NIGHT. John Skipp, , Craig Spector. FRIGHT NIGHT.
New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1985). First edition. A paperback original. Based on the movie, which was written by Tom Holland. Minor edge rubbing to covers and few rubbed creases otherwise very good to near fine.

[Book #54499]       Price: $75.00
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STRANGE FRUIT. Lillian Smith. STRANGE FRUIT.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1944). Second printing of her first book, a novel dealing with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance which was an instant best-seller. INSCRIBED TO "THE FIRST LADY OF RADIO," Mary Margaret McBride, who influenced the interview styles of the most well-known broadcasters today: "To Mary Margaret McBride/ With my warm thanks for your understanding my book -- Yours, a 'fellow Southerner'/ Lillian Smith." Smith -- who was one of the first prominent white Southerners to stand against segregation, according to the website of the University of Georgia's Hargrett Rare Books & Manuscripts Library -- was interviewed on McBride's show about STRANGE FRUIT on November 28, 1945 (per records from her archive at Hargrett). STRANGE FRUIT was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language and was banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service (a ban that was lifted by President Roosevelt on the request of wife Eleanor). Minor wear on corners and spine ends otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54489]       Price: $200.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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MISHAPS, PERHAPS. Carl Solomon. MISHAPS, PERHAPS.
(San Francisco): City Light Books, (1966). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good in pictorial paperwraps. Light rubbing and a few small indentations to the front cover and a small closed tear to the back cover, near the bottom of the spine.

[Book #51273]       Price: $150.00
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THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN: Introduction by Randall Jarrell. Christina Stead. THE MAN WHO LOVED CHILDREN: Introduction by Randall Jarrell.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1965). First edition thus; 25-year anniversary edition with new introduction by Jarrell. Off-white boards stamped in brown on front and brown and blue on spine; top edge brown. Light, subtle staining to boards, otherwise near fine; in very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket with touch of light soiling and rumpling, and few small nicks and tears. The first edition, published by Holt in 1940, is scarce to rare.

[Book #54913]       Price: $75.00
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THE RABBIT. Ralph Steadman, , Edward Lucie-Smith. THE RABBIT.
(London: Turret Books / Steam Press, 1973). First edition. Number 30 of only 100 copies (of 1,000 in total) SIGNED by Steadman and Lucie-Smith. A six-line poem by Lucie-Smith illustrated by Steadman: "The virile rabbit has no use / For solitary self-abuse. / He copulates with dash and vim; / Self-doubt is quite unknown to him. / I've often noticed, let me say, / That vegetarians are that way." Fine in light blue, stiff, stapled wraps. An early and scarce Steadman. INTERESTING HOLIDAY GREETING SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST RALPH STEADMAN.

[Book #53290]       Price: $350.00
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JACKSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. JACKSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 60 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 paper measuring 18 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53100]       Price: $200.00
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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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HUNTER IN STRAIGHT JACKET: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. HUNTER IN STRAIGHT JACKET: 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 wild-eyed, crown-wearing, straight-jacketed Thompson. 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 #53081]       Price: $500.00
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HUNTER S. THOMPSON, TWISTED MEAT ARTIST: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, TWISTED MEAT ARTIST: 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 deceptively pensive-looking Thompson sweating next to a table full of empty beer cans thinking, "If that twisted meat artist draws one line out of place I'll beat his kidneys into his shoes with a jackhammer." 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 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53093]       Price: $200.00
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"HUNTER, THE NEGATIVE PRIMATE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "HUNTER, THE NEGATIVE 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 #17670]       Price: $650.00
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GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography. Gertrude Stein, Robert A. Wilson. GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography.
Rockville, MD: Quill & Brush, 1994. First edition, completely updated from the 1976 edition. Descriptive bibliography illustrated with numerous photographs. The edition included 40 numbered copies signed by the bibliographer, Robert A. Wilson, in white paperboards with red leather spine lettered in gold, with an original photograph of Stein laid in; and 450 unsigned and unnumbered copies with cloth spine. The 40 numbered copies were sold long ago--but we've come across an unnumbered (out of series) SIGNED copy, with the photograph, but in the nicer binding of white paperboards with red leather spine lettered in gold and with photo of Stein on front cover. Corners a bit bumped but otherwise fine.

[Book #49502]       Price: $125.00
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