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AN AMERICAN VISITOR. Joyce Cary. AN AMERICAN VISITOR.
London: Ernest Benn Ltd. (1933). First edition. Page edges very faintly foxed and light unavoidable offset to endpapers, still near fine lacking dust jacket.

[Book #29331]       Price: $125.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Raymond Chandler. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
(La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white paper with return address of the small cottage rented by Chandler near the end of his life at 824 Prospect Street in La Jolla. A short but quite interesting letter mentioning Kay West (who was briefly the main beneficiary of his will; the will itself (which was contested after his death); the Bahama company he formed on Gilbert's advice (presumably to ameliorate his British tax issues); and his desire to again become a resident of Great Britain. The letter closes with, "Please pour some oil on this [sic] troubled waters. Yours affectionately, Ray." Creased where folded to thirds for mailing otherwise fine. "YOURS AFFFECTIONATELY, RAY"

[Book #54900]       Price: $3,500.00
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IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE. E. V. A. Christy. IF WISHES WERE HORSES ---BEGGARS COULD RIDE.
London/Brussels: Nicholson and Watson, (1947). First edition. With 60 illustrations. Eva Christy was an officially appointed Military Riding Instructor in World War I and inventor of the "Christy Stirrup" and "One piece side-saddle habit." Near fine in like dust jacket with very minor wear and light soiling on the white back panel.

[Book #54448]       Price: $75.00
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WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories. Sandra Cisneros. WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK; And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1991). First editon. SIGNED by author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #44229]       Price: $100.00
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. Hillary Rodham Clinton. IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Author's first book, or more accurately, the first book by the former Senator, Secretary of State, and first female major-party candidate to run for president (and win the popular vote); written while she was FLOTUS. SIGNED on official White House bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Fine to new in like dust jacket with "autographed copy" sticker on front panel and small, square label covering price on front flap. SIGNED WHILE SHE WAS THE FLOTUS.

[Book #54616]       Price: $250.00
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LIVING HISTORY. Hillary Rodham Clinton. LIVING HISTORY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First edition. Her memoirs of her time as first lady. SIGNED on the title page. Spine ends just gently nudged still fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #54646]       Price: $250.00
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THE GIN GAME. D. L. Coburn. THE GIN GAME.
New York: Drama Book Specialists, (1978). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for best play. Near fine in a very good yellow dust jacket with light soiling, two small chips, one small closed tear and a small nick on spine edge.

[Book #29105]       Price: $150.00
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HERE AND NOW: LETTERS 2008 - 2011. J. M. Coetzee, , Paul Auster. HERE AND NOW: LETTERS 2008 - 2011.
London: Faber & Faber/Harvill Secker, (2013). First edition. One of 100 (of 110 total) numbered and SIGNED copies. The Nobel Prize-winning author Coetzee and the author and director Paul Auster met in person for the first time in February 2008. Soon after, they began exchanging letters on numerous topics. An interesting and enlightening look into the thoughts and beliefs of both of these important and popular authors. Fine to new, as issued, in brown and beige leather without dust jacket, in cloth covered slipcase.

[Book #53268]       Price: $450.00
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THE ROAD ROUND IRELAND. Padraic Colum, John Butler Yeats. THE ROAD ROUND IRELAND.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1926. First edition, preceding the English edition by a year. An interesting travel book which discusses Irish personalities of the time. Fourteen full-page illustrations by a number of artists including A. E., and John Butler Yeats. Fine in a gold-foil dust jacket which we can't believe usually held up well. This one is fine with only the barest wear on corners, a small spot on back hinge fold and a few faint creases.

[Book #41858]       Price: $200.00
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CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS. Joseph Conrad, Christopher Morley. CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS.
Doubleday, Page, Garden City, 1923. First edition. Based on a series of articles by Morley originally published in The New York Evening Post about Conrad's arrival in New York. One of 815 copies issued for bookseller friends for 1924. INSCRIBED BY MORLEY to a fellow journalist: "To Allan Nevins / from Christopher Morley / Xmas 1923." Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies--of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller--as well as for his public service. Near fine book in a good at best, tattered dust jacket which appears at first glance to be a plain unprinted green, but which is actually faintly stamped in gilt on front.

[Book #53800]       Price: $175.00
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THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: Or, Living in the Country. Frederic S. Cozzens. THE SPARROWGRASS PAPERS: Or, Living in the Country.
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1856. First edition, first state [BAL 3998]. Some staining to page edges and margins of a few leaves, bookplate on front pastedown, spine rolled and ends worn away, otherwise about very good.

[Book #24837]       Price: $75.00
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THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS. Robertson Davies. THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS.
Toronto: Clark, Irwin & Co. 1949. First edition. His continuation of DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS, with decorations by Clair Stewart. Fine in maroon, first-issue cloth and a bright dust jacket, with only the barest signs of use.

[Book #45488]       Price: $250.00
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MISSION GARDEN. Jay Roderic De Spain. MISSION GARDEN.
Los Angeles: Jay Roderic De Spain, 1931. First edition. Privately published. Illustrated with photograph of a rose-covered studio in the gardens. SIGNED by the poet beneath the foreword by J. Tarbotton Armstrong. Name stamp at base of title page and elaborate initials stamp on page 46. In plain limp leather/suede binding sewn with leather, Leather "ties" at spine broken, otherwise very good.

[Book #47761]       Price: $50.00
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CHRIST IN CONCRETE. Pietro Di Donato. CHRIST IN CONCRETE.
New York: Bobb-Merrill Co. (1939). First edition. Di Donato (1911 - 1992), a writer and bricklayer, was best known for this novel, which recounts the life and times of his bricklayer father, Geremio, who was killed in 1923 in a building collapse. The book was hailed by critics in the U.S. and abroad as a metaphor for the immigrant experience in America [Wikipedia]. INSCRIBED to actress and radio pioneer, Gertrude Berg, "To dear Gertrude Berg -- whom I have enjoyed long before meeting. Salute! Peter di Donato Sept. 1, 1939." Gertrude Berg (1899 - 1966) was a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a long-running hit when she premiered her serial comedy-drama "The Rise of the Goldbergs" (1929), later known as "The Goldbergs" [Wiki]. Minor cover wear and spine lettering fading otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54409]       Price: $150.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. A paperback original issued simultaneously with the hardcover signed, lmiited edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For - - / Only good things / Rita Dove / 5 May 94." Fine in pictorial paperwraps with publisher's postcard laid in.

[Book #48437]       Price: $60.00
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ASH-WEDNESDAY. T. S. Eliot. ASH-WEDNESDAY.
London: Faber & Faber, 1930. First edition. Fine in good-only dust jacket with considerable wear, tape repair (inside and out), 3/4-inch chipped from top of spine affecting "T. S." and small holes in spine, one of which affects "AY" in title. Still, scarce in any dust jacket.

[Book #45729]       Price: $175.00
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CHARLES WHIBLEY: A Memoir. T. S. Eliot. CHARLES WHIBLEY: A Memoir.
(Oxford: Oxford U. Press), 1931. First edition. "English Association, Pamphlet No. 80." Fine in handsewn, printed paperwraps. Whibley, a literary critic and author of several books, was a prominent columnist for Blackwood's Magazine. He recommended Eliot to Geoffrey Faber, resulting in Eliot's postion at Faber & Faber.

[Book #45721]       Price: $150.00
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INTIMATE JOURNALS. T. S. Eliot, Charles Bauderlaire. INTIMATE JOURNALS.
London/New York: Blackamore Press/Random House, 1930. First edition. Charles Baudelaire's journal, translated by Christopher Isherwood and with an introduction by Eliot. Number 181 of 400 numbered copies, of which 50 were signed by Eliot and 250 were for sale in America (this copy not signed). A very fine copy in worn original glassine, lacking the slipcase.

[Book #35512]       Price: $250.00
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THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. William Faulkner. THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.
New York: Modern Library, (1959). Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / Caracas / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." During a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela in April 1961, Faulkner visited a book club in Maracay founded in his honor by fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray's son (from whom the book was purchased), Mr. Faulkner stayed with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas who were responsible for arranging this "out of protocol" event. Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; the book club’s lending-library stamps on the dust jacket flaps have offset to the free endpapers, affecting Faulkner’s inscription (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good. In an edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. INSCRIBED BY FAULKNER.

[Book #52461]       Price: $3,750.00
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WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED. Eugene Field. WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED.
Washington D.C. Privately Printed, 1901. First edition. #98 of 100 hand illuminated copies. Near fine in lightly soiled white paperwraps with one small closed tear along the bottom of the front cover.

[Book #51596]       Price: $75.00
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AND SUDDEN DEATH. J. S. Fletcher. AND SUDDEN DEATH.
New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc. 1938. First U.S. ediiton. Minor cover wear but still good to very good in dust jacket with closed tears, edgewear and a chip at top of the spine just slightly affecting the top of "AND." Still, not a bad looking copy.

[Book #36069]       Price: $150.00
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RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914. Ford Madox Ford. RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First edition. His scarce, second memoir, covering the years from 1894 to the outbreak of World War I. Head of spine beginning to fray, light evidence of insect damage to edges, general wear; still good or better in like dust jacket with several large chips, and long tears internally repaired with tape. What can we say? It's a scarce book, scarcer still in jacket. SCARCE IN ANY JACKET.

[Book #53765]       Price: $250.00
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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52413]       Price: $50.00
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HIGH STAKES. Dick Francis. HIGH STAKES.
New York: Harper & Row, (1975). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on bottom corners and spine end.

[Book #52397]       Price: $100.00
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MASTERS OF CRIME. Dick. Lionel Davidson Francis, Len Deighton. MASTERS OF CRIME.
(Herefordshire): Scorpion Press, (2006). First edition. Edited by Michael Johnson. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY FRANCIS AND DAVIDSON. Foreword by Deighton. Includes articles by Johnson and an interview with Davidson, a quasi-interview with Francis and tribute to him by H. R. F. Keating, as well as bibliographies (the UK editions of both authors' mysteries). Gilt-stamped green and black leather; pictorial endpapers. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #41129]       Price: $150.00
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