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"LIZARD LOUNGE VEGAS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "LIZARD LOUNGE VEGAS": 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. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 22 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53076]       Price: $600.00
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LONO'S FIGHTING CHAIR: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. LONO'S FIGHTING CHAIR: 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 asleep in a fishing boat chair with the shadow of a vulture creeping up from behind and a shark lurking in the waters below. 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 #53092]       Price: $500.00
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"MIDGET BAD CRAZINESS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson. "MIDGET BAD CRAZINESS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2005. First edition. One of 700 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of Thompson passing a car full of craziness. 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 print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 5 x 11 inches. Fine.

[Book #53077]       Price: $175.00
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THE GUARDIAN: Volume the First. Sir Richard Steele, and ?Joseph Addison. THE GUARDIAN: Volume the First.
London: J. and R. Tonson, The Strand, 1767. Later printing of the first volume (of two), covering Thursday March 12th to Monday June 15th. The Guardian, a short-lived newspaper published in London from March 12 to October 1, 1713, was founded by Steele and featured contributions from Addison, Thomas Tickell, Alexander Pope and Ambrose Philips. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on The Tatler and The Spectator and are regarded as significant figures in the development of the eighteenth-century periodical. Together they produced three publications and separately published or edited several others. The periodicals they produced together were great successes. Addison and Steele (and other editors of the time) viewed themselves as moral instructors and arbiters of taste and created editorial personaes, such as Nestor Ironside herein, as stand-ins for themselves to castigate vice and promote virtue. (Wikipidea). Early, full speckled-calf binding with raised spine bands, green and red leather gilt-lettered spine labels and spine and all edges elaborately tooled in gilt. Near fine.

[Book #53715]       Price: $150.00
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JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters. John Steinbeck. JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters.
New York: Viking Press, (1969). First edition. One of 600 copies, published a year after Steinbeck's death. An oversized volume, specially bound with seven folding plates that are facsimiles of pages from the original manuscript and frontis photo of the box Steinbeck carved to house the manuscript for EAST OF EDEN, the book which contains the full dedication to Pascal Covici, his old friend and editor, as a postscript of sorts. The text of the "journal" is comprised of letters Steinbeck wrote to Covici while writing East of Eden. A fine, almost new copy, with just a hint of darkening to spine of plain glassine dust jacket. In original slipcase, also fine. ONE OF ONLY 600 COPIES.

[Book #52356]       Price: $500.00
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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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ADMIRAL ROBERT PENN WARREN AND THE SNOWS OF WINTER. William Styron, , Robert Penn Warren. ADMIRAL ROBERT PENN WARREN AND THE SNOWS OF WINTER.
Winston-Salem: Palaemon Press, 1978. First edition. Styron's tribute to Warren. Number 197 of 250 SIGNED copies (there were also 26 lettered copies). Black-and-white frontis photograph of Warren. Plain white heavy wraps and blue dust jacket with printed paper label. Fine.

[Book #54474]       Price: $75.00
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ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First U.S. edition. Name, Brentano's label on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumbed and frayed, covers scuffed, small section of pages loose (p.53-64) but still attached, altogether about very good.

[Book #47676]       Price: $60.00
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THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson. THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems.
London and New York: Macmillian and Co. 1892. Two volumes. First UK edition and first U.S. edition. Cloth edges show minor wear on corners and spine ends, previous owner's bookplate in UK. Otherwise both are very good condition.

[Book #24089]       Price: $50.00
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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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SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories. Paul Theroux. SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972. First edition. His first short-story collection. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, with best wishes, Paul Theroux." Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Tiny imperfection to front endpaper at base of hinge otherwise fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed as often seen.

[Book #54797]       Price: $150.00
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THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON. Francis Thompson. THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON.
London: Burns & Oates Ltd. (1913). First edition. Three volume set of his poems (first two volumes) and prose. All three volumes have some foxing (mostly to endpapers) and a small bookstore sticker on front pastedown, otherwise they are bright and about near fine in dust jackets. All three dust jackets have tanned spines and edge chipping, especially to spine ends, with some spine lettering affected. Still, an attractive set that is scarce in dust jackets.

[Book #32940]       Price: $175.00
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7 MEN. Boris Todrin. 7 MEN.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Unavoidable offset due to the binding glue on the pastedowns, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with one small closed tear and spine darkened but still very good. Clippings and publisher ads in envelope laid in.

[Book #45536]       Price: $60.00
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"BAND" William Tolliver. "BAND".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Oil on canvas, measuring 36 x 48 inches. Brown wood beveled frame. Colorful image of four band members mid-note--bass, violin, banjo, and horn--with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53059]       Price: $35,000.00
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A FULL REPORT OF THE HIGHLY INTERESTING BREACH OF PROMISE CASE: John J. Gaul, and Mary H. His Wife. Trial Narrative. A FULL REPORT OF THE HIGHLY INTERESTING BREACH OF PROMISE CASE: John J. Gaul, and Mary H. His Wife.
New York: New-York Transcript, (1835). Presumed first edition of this narrative. 27 pages of densely packed, small type. Harvard University, in the introduction to their web-based "Studies in Scarlet" digital collection, notes that tracts such as these are "especially valuable as sources for the study of the history of women, [as] the cases involve not only trials for divorce, domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, and the custody of children but also those for murder and rape." In this particular case the plaintiff has brought suit against the woman to whom he was engaged because she married another. Disbound, faded and stained, though wholly legible. TRIAL NARRATIVE IN WHICH A PLAINTIFF SUES FOR DAMAGES AFTER BEING JILTED.

[Book #52912]       Price: $150.00
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OFFICIAL PROGRAM COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ALBEN W. BARKLEY: January 20, 1949. Harry S. Truman. OFFICIAL PROGRAM COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURATION OF HARRY S. TRUMAN AND ALBEN W. BARKLEY: January 20, 1949.
[Washington DC]: 1949. First edition, limited issue. Program from Truman's second inauguration, SIGNED BY HARRY TRUMAN on May 13, 1967. One of an undesignated number of copies of the "Limited DeLuxe Edition," this being number 781 and signed by MELVIN D. HILDRETH, General Chairman of the Inaugural Committee, presumably as called for. Simulated leather, dark-blue pebbled cloth lettered in gold on front. The Rosalind and Alfred Perlman copy, with their names stamped in gold on bottom front corner. Original printed wrappers bound in. Rosalind Perlman, born in Chicago in 1911, was educated at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and later at St. Louis Teachers College. She is the author of THE BLIND DOCTOR, a biography about Jacob Bolotin, a blind physician who lived and practiced in Chicago in the early part of the twentieth century, She and her husband established, under The National Federation of the Blind, the Dr. Jacob Bolotin Award Program, to recognize individuals and organizations working in the field of blindness that have made outstanding contributions. We assume they were contributors to the Truman campaign and had Truman sign their copy at the later date in May 1967. Magazine size, 74 pages including covers; illustrated with photographs. Fine, and scarce signed. SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMAN.

[Book #53710]       Price: $1,750.00
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MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS TO THE ROGERS FAMILY. Mark Twain, Earl J. Dias. MARK TWAIN'S LETTERS TO THE ROGERS FAMILY.
New Bedford: Reynolds-DeWalt Printing, Inc. 1970. First edition. SIGNED by the editor on title page. Fine in original tissue wraps.

[Book #48842]       Price: $150.00
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SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops. Mark Twain. SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. First edition. Anthology edited by Will M. Clemens. Features "The Panama Railroad" by Twain. Very good with previous owner's name both stamped and written on the front pastedown, small tear in front endpaper near hinge, light offset to endpapers, and small tear to rear blank. Pictorial cloth boards are rubbed and lightly soiled, but still bright.

[Book #51424]       Price: $175.00
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THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts. Peter Ustinov. THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1945). First edition.Very good or better with light foxing on endpapers and top page edges, small name and date on front endpaper and cloth edges slightly rubbed; in a price-clipped dust jacket with soiling, spine slightly tanned, a few shallow chips and small closed tears.

[Book #29054]       Price: $100.00
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FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall. Count Helmuth Von Moltke. FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1893. First American edition. Translated by Mary Herms. Von Moltke was a German Field Marshall who, in 1857, was given the position Chief of the Prussian General Staff, a position he held for the next 30 years. He made changes to the strategic and tactical methods of the Prussian army; in armament and means of communication; in staff officers' training; and to the method for the mobilization of the army. He also instituted a formal study of European politics in connection with plans for potential campaigns. In short, he rapidly put into place the features of a modern General Staff. Full cloth with gold lettering and front design. Minor wear on corners and spine ends, but still very good overall.

[Book #49729]       Price: $150.00
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"CHEOPS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "CHEOPS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1994. First edition. One of 40 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Lenox paper (20" x 26") in three colors: red, yellow, and black. Fine.

[Book #15217]       Price: $850.00
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CONFETTI #14: "Oh, I lion hunter in the jungle dark . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #14: "Oh, I lion hunter in the jungle dark . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 57 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48655]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #27: "Funniest joke in the world . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #27: "Funniest joke in the world . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 58 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48668]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #2: "There was absolutely nothing . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #2: "There was absolutely nothing . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 64 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48643]       Price: $375.00
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