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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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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 a Spanish actor: "To Amigo [Gilbert Roland], the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." With Roland's purple bookplate affixed inside front cover. Roland was born Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a bullfighter but when the family moved to the United States he became interested in acting when he was literally picked off the streets for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of two of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. His dashing good looks helped him find work in the silent films and when the talkies came in Roland's voice was well suited and his career continued uninterrupted. He was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award, for his roles in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). And, for his contribution to the motion picture industry, Roland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. Cloth a bit faded but still very good in very slighlty darkened oatmeal dust jacket. with a small chip at bottom of spine and closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

[Book #45885]       Price: $450.00
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ADSONVILLE: OR MARRYING OUT. Samuel Shaw. ADSONVILLE: OR MARRYING OUT.
Albany, N.Y. S. Shaw, 1824. First edition. An early Albany imprint. Wright credits Edward Hull as the author. The book was copyrighted by the publisher Shaw but is also credited by some to John Johnson, who was the printer. A narrative tale: Edgar and Caroline, after 280 pages or so, do marry (as much as I got out of the book). No auction records. Recently rebound in cloth with leather spine label. Foxed throughout but not too darkly, so the text is still relatively clean. EARLY FICTION.

[Book #52532]       Price: $350.00
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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1935). First edition. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners. Very good with two long skinned marks on front endpaper and page edges somewhat soiled. In a rubbed dust jacket with soiling and shallow edge wear. Scarce. Starring Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart.

[Book #24829]       Price: $175.00
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ON THE BEACH. Nevil Shute. ON THE BEACH.
Melbourne: Heinemann, (1957). First Australian edition. Light foxing on page edges, name and date on front endpaper, spine ends slightly faded, otherwise a bright, crisp copy, that is very good or better in about very good price clipped dust jacket with some wear and small chips on corners and spine ends and a touch of subtle staining. We're not sure where this edition fits but it reportedly precedes the UK edition. The book was set and printed in Australia and given the setting of the book, it would seem to be the edition to have.

[Book #36121]       Price: $200.00
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THE ECONOMISTS. Leonard Silk. THE ECONOMISTS.
New York: Basic Books, (1976). First edition. Near fine with a few minor marks of soiling to the cover. In a dust jacket that is also near fine, with a small closed tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel and a light touch of damp staining to the upper left of the back panel, but otherwise the most minimal of wear.

[Book #51919]       Price: $50.00
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BEFORE THE BOMBARDMENT. Osbert Sitwell. BEFORE THE BOMBARDMENT.
New York: George H. Doran, (1926). First U.S. edition. Near fine in good to very good dust jacket.

[Book #54477]       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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LAZY BEAR LANE. Thorne Smith. LAZY BEAR LANE.
George Shanks. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First edition. Illustrated by George Shanks. Good to very good with inner hinges just beginning, spine toned, covers lightly soiled, spine ends beginning to wear, etc. Lacking dust jacket. Relatively scarce.

[Book #51970]       Price: $350.00
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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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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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FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath]. John Steinbeck. FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath].
Stuttgarter: Duetscher Bucherbund, no-date. German translation; later printing, as the first was published in Zurich in 1940. Very good with rubbing along the edge of the cover, light soiling to the back board, and a tiny puncture in the cloth binding the size of a pen point on the front cover. The inside is clean, and the green and gold lettering/decoration on the cloth binding is still bright. Dust jacket is gently rubbed and soiled, with one chip to the top of the rear panel and a few closed tears that have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51354]       Price: $125.00
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MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie. Wallace Stevens. MATTINO DOMENICALE: Ed Altre Poesie.
(Torino): Giulio Einaudi Editori, (1954). First edition. Only 3000 copies printed. English and Italian texts on opposing pages. This poetry collection includes the first appearance of "The River of Rivers in Connecticut" and 17 pages of previously unpublished notes on his poetry. Stevens was a reluctant commentator on his own work, and these notes are believed to be the only comments he ever made in print on his poetry. [Edelstein A21.] Short, inconspicuous tear to fore edge front cover, otherwise bright and nearly fine in paperwraps. Lacking the plain glassine dust jacket.

[Book #48885]       Price: $350.00
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TRANSPORT TO SUMMER. Wallace Stevens. TRANSPORT TO SUMMER.
New York: Knopf, 1947. First edition. A little darkening at inner hinge which is normal with this book, top front corners gently bumped, and cloth spine edges a little rubbed, otherwise near fine in a nice, near fine dust jacket with spine and flap folds a little sunned.

[Book #50234]       Price: $500.00
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DOUBLE FOR DEATH. Rex Stout. DOUBLE FOR DEATH.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First edition. A Tecumseh Fox mystery. Bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise very good with only minor cover wear; in dust jacket with chipping on corners, closed tears and creases, but still attractive.

[Book #49784]       Price: $350.00
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"THE RED BULL" [SOME BURIED CAESAR]: In The American Magazine. Rex Stout. "THE RED BULL" [SOME BURIED CAESAR]: In The American Magazine.
New York: The American Magazine, December, 1938. First edition. The first appearance, in a somewhat abridged form, of SOME BURIED CAESAR, which was published the following year. Some edgewear and bottom inch or two missing at bottom of spine. Still good or better in pictorial paperwraps with address label on bottom front corner of cover.

[Book #49432]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR. Peter Taylor. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1969). First edition. A remarkably bright copy, fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54561]       Price: $100.00
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TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa. T. Philip Terry. TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Second edition. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. INSCRIBED by Terry on first free page "To my friend. . .With high esteem." Flexible, red cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine; marbled page edges. 799 pages (including index) plus a number of full page ads. 13 Maps, 7 of them folding (one short tear, on one, repaired with archival tape), and 16 pages of plans. A thick book in very nice shape, certainly near fine with one small closed tear on lower back corner. Near fine with small closed tear on lower back corner.

[Book #52555]       Price: $200.00
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THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People. James Thurber. THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First edition. About fine in like dust jacket with barest wear. A bright copy.

[Book #54468]       Price: $100.00
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THE LIVING CORPSE. Leo N. Tolstoy. THE LIVING CORPSE.
New York: Frank-Maurice, Inc. (no-date). First U.S. edition? This statement appears in the book as a translator's note: " ...The following translation is made from the only authorized Russian edition based on the manuscripts in the possesion of the late Count Tolstoi's daughter, A.L. Tolstaya." Translated from the Russian by Anna M. Evarts. Very good with some soiling on endpapers, previous owner's name on endpaper and wear on spine ends. Lacks dust jacket. Scarce.

[Book #25758]       Price: $50.00
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"PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors. Leo; John Steinbeck Tolstoy, Henry Goodman, Philip Reisman. "PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors.
(New York: A-D Publishing Co. 1940). First edition. 20-page essay by Goodman on Reisman and his work in the Oct.-Nov. 1940 issue of "A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors, Production Managers, and their Associates." Essay on Reisman is illustrated with 8 full-page drawings, three of which are in color, and 10 half-page illustrations; both covers feature color reproductions of Reisman's work (appear to be from a WPA mural). Includes several illustrations from Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA (Random House, 1940) which, according to Goodman, was a Book-of-the-Month Club "Book Dividend." He goes on to say there were close to 200,000 copies distributed. But judging by the relatively few copies offered online, that number seems unlikely. Also includes a "project illustration for Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH," an unpublished piece. Following the Goodman piece on Reisman is "Ballet of the A B Cs," a "typographic keepsake" illustrated by Emery I. Gondor; a Hubert Davis portfolio; and several ads. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps measuring 5 1/2 x 8". Interesting little item. AN INTERESTING LITTLE ITEM.

[Book #52479]       Price: $50.00
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DEPRESSION. Tomi Ungerer. DEPRESSION.
Ardsley, NY: Geigy Pharmaceuticals, 1972. First edition and, we assume, the only one. Appears to be a promotional piece for an anti-depressant, apparently issued as a give-away for a pharmaceuticals conference. COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS BY UNGERER, the prolific French illustrator of children's books (he is the recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award) and of material for adults, including for books, magazines, posters, etc. 36 pages; in blue, stiff, 8 1/2 x 11 inch paperwraps. Illustrated with 36 color drawings and two in black-and-white (some blank pages and some pages with multiple illustrations); text "handwritten" (i.e., reproduced, we assume from Ungerer handwriting but not actually handwritten, not signed). Fine condition.

[Book #52905]       Price: $450.00
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COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993. John Updike. COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1993.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Card SIGNED by Updike laid in. Uncorrected proof with probable publlishing date of April 1993. Fine in charcoal paperwraps.

[Book #48806]       Price: $100.00
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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. John Updike. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First edition. SIGNED by Updike on the title page. Board edges lightly sunned, otherwise near fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #52799]       Price: $250.00
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ACROSS THE WIRE; THE FEVER OF BEING; BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN; GHOST SICKNESS; WANDERING TIME, et al: 13 volumes. Luis Alberto Urrea. ACROSS THE WIRE; THE FEVER OF BEING; BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN; GHOST SICKNESS; WANDERING TIME, et al: 13 volumes.
1993 - 2011. Each volume a first edition SIGNED BY URREA, a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist and member of the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. Complete collection of the Mexican-American poet, novelist, and essayist's books. 13 titles, all as issued--paperback originals (as noted) or in boards and dust jacket: ACROSS THE WIRE (1993, non-fiction, paperwraps); THE FEVER OF BEING (1994, poetry, paperwraps); BY THE LAKE OF SLEEPING CHILDREN (1996, non-fiction, paperwraps); GHOST SICKNESS (1997, poetry, paperwraps); WANDERING TIME (1999, memoirs); IN SEARCH OF SNOW (1999, novel); VATOS (2000, poetry, paperwraps); NOBODY’S SON (2002, memoirs); SIX KINDS OF SKY (2002, short stories, in paperwraps); THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY (2004, non-fiction); THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER (2005, novel); INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH (2009, novel); QUEEN OF AMERICA (2011, novel). All 13 volumes in fine to new condition and signed by Urrea.

[Book #52206]       Price: $650.00
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