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DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. Whitman Chambers. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS.
New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with shadow from old tape repair to base of rear panel.

[Book #54757]       Price: $150.00
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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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PATAGONIA REVISITED. Bruce Chatwin, , Paul Theroux. PATAGONIA REVISITED.
Kyffin Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1986. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. SIGNED BY PAUL THEROUX at the National Book Festival in 2008, with event cards laid in. Faint foxing to page top edges, still fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49065]       Price: $125.00
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THE BESTIARY. Nicholas Christopher. THE BESTIARY.
(New York): The Dial Press, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52106]       Price: $50.00
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STEP BY STEP 1936-1939. Winston S. Churchill. STEP BY STEP 1936-1939.
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. (1939). First edition. Churchill's coverage of the period before the War. "A potent imagination at once penetrating and creative---enriched by a singularly varied political experience, that views with genuine vision the cross-currents of international affairs.---" (blurb). Sort of sums up Churchill himself. Folding map of Europe at rear. Small name on front endpaper and minor rubbing on corners, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket showing wear, with minor chipping, closed tear on front panel, and stain at bottom of spine. Despite its faults, a reasonably attractive copy of an important book.

[Book #47159]       Price: $350.00
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MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life. John B. Colvin. MAGISTRATE'S GUIDE; AND CITIZEN'S COUNSELLOR: Being a Digested Abstract of those Laws of the State of Maryland Most Necessary to Be Known, and Most Useful in Common Transations of Life.
Frederick-Town, MD: no-publ. 1805. First edition. An abstract of Maryland laws of the period "Interspersed with a Variety of Practical Forms and Precedents; For the use of Justices of the Peace and Others." 352 pages plus index. Interior somewhat darkened with some staining but wholly legible. Original leather binding touched up with new, period-style leather spine label reproducing the original. Good or better.

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CHANCE: A TALE IN TWO PARTS. Joseph Conrad. CHANCE: A TALE IN TWO PARTS.
London: Metheun, (1914). First edition. Considered his break-through novel and unusual for him as the main character is femail and its focus is on social issues surrounding feminism and financial speculation. Second issue, as usually seen, with cancel title-leaf dated 1914 on verso (the first issue, with integral title leaf dated 1913 on verso, is rare). This copy with the 8-page catalog dated Autumn 1913, as called for, without advertisement for Arnold Lunn's THE HARROVIANS on p.6 (indicating it is the the earliest printing of the catalog). Followed by a 32-page publisher's catalog dated September 1913 (Cagle calls for "July 1913") and with 4-page catalog dated "Autumn 1913" laid in. Cagle makes no note of a 4-page catalog, laid in or otherwise. Original green cloth with spine lettering in gilt. Bookplate of Henry Pennell Frank on front pastedown. Near fine with only scattered foxing and the barest wear. In the first-issue dust jacket with "6/-" on spine. The front and rear panels are about complete but spine ends are chipped and there is old internal tape reinforcement to flap fold and spine hinges. Scarce to rare in the first-issue jacket. IN SCARCE DUST JACKET -- HIS FIRST MAJOR COMMERCIAL SUCCESS.

[Book #53774]       Price: $7,500.00
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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA. Joseph Conrad. THE MIRROR OF THE SEA.
London: Metheun, (1906). First edition. An essay collection recounting his memories and impressions from his time at sea. Green cloth with spine stamped in gold; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed, with 40-page publisher’s catalog dated August 1906 (Cagle's first). Minor wear on corners and spine ends and spine a bit darkened but still very good. ESSAYS FROM HIS TIMES AT SEA.

[Book #53770]       Price: $350.00
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NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings. Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis. NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Co. 1933. First edition. With two illustrations in color, 70 line drawings in duotone, and 2 folding maps. Review copy with slip laid in noting a price of $3.50 and publication date of February 23. One corner bumped, spine faded as usually seen, some spotting to spine and gilt spine lettering dulled but front-cover gilt still bright, altogether good or better. Lacking dust jacket. INTERESTING DITTOED SHEET LAID IN headed "Nathaniel C. Curtis/ Author of"; a short, one-page list of his "likes and dislikes." No sunsets or walking on the beach, thankfully, but he does like to "jump over-board with his clothes on and dry out in the sun" and "enjoys all kinds of weather especially stormy weather." Go figure.

[Book #54412]       Price: $150.00
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS. Robertson Davies. MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS.
No-place: no-publisher, (1991). First edition. Manuscript page proofs; 357 pages, unbound. 8 x 11" sheets printed on rectos only. We assume this is a copy of the first version submitted. Wear to first and last leaves otherwise near fine.

[Book #54943]       Price: $100.00
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FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL. Lal Behari Day, Warwick Goble. FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL.
Goble, Warwick. London: Macmillan and Co, 1912. First of this edition with the Goble illustrations. Traditional folk-tales, collected and translated by Day; originally published in 1883. Wonderful illustrations by Goble with 32 colour plates with captions on facing pages. Beautifully bound by Baynton in half burgundy morocco and boards with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers, 274 pages, top edge gilt. Fine. BAYNTON BINDING.

[Book #46586]       Price: $450.00
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SENOR VIVO AND THE COCA LORD. Louis de Bernieres. SENOR VIVO AND THE COCA LORD.
London: Secker & Warburg, (1991). First edition of the critically acclaimed author's second book. SIGNED and dated 1991 on title page, Small name at top of blue endpaper and date on verso; acidic paper a little browned, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #49452]       Price: $150.00
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DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE. Walter. Whistler de la Mare, Rex. DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London/New York: Faber & Faber/Fountain Press, 1930. First edition. One of 650 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Rex Whistler (but not signed by him). Corners just a little rubbed and spine slightly faded, otherwise fine. Three-color, full-page drawing on front endpaper of a gentleman in an easy chair smoking a pipe--an elaborate Christmas greeting which reads, "Seasons Greetings for Sam Brown from S. N. Jenks and E. E. Moore, Dec. 25th, 1938." Both endpapers are offset, but the drawing is very nice (although we couldn't find any information on the "artists").

[Book #32694]       Price: $100.00
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WHITEOAKS. Mazo de la Roche. WHITEOAKS.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. First edition. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) and bottom edge of rear board slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping and a few closed tears. This was de la Roche's first full-length play and was based on her best-selling book, WHITEOAKS OF JALNA.

[Book #33013]       Price: $50.00
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BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER? Peter De Vries. BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?
Charles Addams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams.

[Book #40075]       Price: $950.00
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FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE. Fairfax Downey. FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE.
Ernest L. Reedstrom. (Ft. Collins: The Old Army Press, 1971). First edition. Number 27 of 50 leather-bound copies SIGNED by both Downey and the illustrator, Ernest L. Reedstrom, with an original pen-and-ink drawing by Reedstrom bound-in opposite the colophon page. Introduction by Harold L. Peterson. A collection of stories of military music in the early American wars, with an appendix printing reproductions of original sheet music at rear. Red calf covers show the barest fading on the spine, still fine in slipcase.

[Book #49236]       Price: $200.00
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THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel. John Dunning. THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel.
New York: Scribner, (2004). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Patsy, best regards. Sorry you missed the party. The fun began when the lights went out. John Dunning 4-3-04." With bookmark from the signing event (at Quill & Brush) laid in. The third book in the Cliff Janeway series by this award-winning writer. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52349]       Price: $50.00
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THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER. Lord Dunsany. THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1916. First edition. Illustrated by S. H. Sime. About very good with spine showing wear but boards in nice shape, ink notation on front endpaper offset to pastedown, and some darkening of pages edges. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51972]       Price: $100.00
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LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING. W. A. Dwiggings. LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING.
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1928. First edition. Illustrated with line drawings throughout. Very good in patterned pictorial paper boards with gilt-lettered black cloth spine. Corners rubbed, small dampstain on front cover, spine sunned but still legible, pencilled name on front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. The first edition seems to be scarce.

[Book #52462]       Price: $300.00
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THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919. Max Eastman, , Crystal Eastman. THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919.
(New York: The Liberator Publ. Co. 1919). First edition. The Liberator was a monthly socialist magazine established by siblings Max and Crystal Eastman in 1918. It continued the work of The Masses, which was shut down by the wartime mailing regulations of the U.S. government. (Wikipedia). The Liberator featured art, poetry, and fiction, as well as political reporting and commentary. This issue with portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Boardman Robinson on front cover; woodcuts by J. J. Lankes, and cartoons by Art Young, et al; poetry by Hazel Hall, Nina Bull, Rose Henderson, Elizabeth Jane Coastsworth, Beulah Amidon, et al; and contributions from the editors, Charles W. Wood, Inez Haynes Irwin, et al. Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 50pp plus covers. Few tiny edge tears, otherwise fine.

[Book #54948]       Price: $150.00
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THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76. Max Eastman. THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76.
(New York: Masses Publ. Co. 1917). First edition. The penultimate issue with memorial notice printed inside front cover, "Sacred to the Memory of our Second Class Mailing Privileges." The Masses, a graphically innovative magazine of socialist politics, was published monthly from 1911 until 1917, when federal prosecutors brought charges against its editors for conspiring to obstruct conscription. (Wikipedia). Its final issue was Nov./Dec. 1917. It published reportage, fiction, poetry and art by the leading radicals of the time such as Max Eastman, John Reed, Dorothy Day, and Floyd Dell. Contents in this issue include a letter from George Bernard Shaw, art by John Storrs, Boardman Robinson, Art Young, et al; articles by Eastman, Arturio Giovannitti, Mabel Dodge, Charles W. Wood, and more. THIS COPY WITH ONE-PAGE SUPPLEMENT "President Wilson's Letter to the Pope, An Editorial" by Max Eastman and a blank subscription slip laid in. Cover art by Fritz Zillig depicting the arresting image of a despondent woman with a halo of light around her head (who looks a bit like Crystal Eastman, Max's sister and soon to be co-editor of The Liberator). Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 42pp plus covers. Minor soiling, still fine.

[Book #54949]       Price: $600.00
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THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL. Umberto Eco, illustrator, Eugenio Carmi. THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). First U.S. edition. Children's book with illustrations by Carmi. Translated by William Weaver. INSCRIBED WITH A QUOTE on half-title page by Eco with the classic opening phrase, "Once upon a time." Short remainder line on bottom page edge, tucked up against spine, otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. ONCE UPON A TIME.

[Book #50129]       Price: $400.00
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RANEY. Clyde Edgerton. RANEY.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1985. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by Edgerton on the title page.

[Book #29186]       Price: $175.00
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THE ROCK: A Pageant Play. T. S. Eliot. THE ROCK: A Pageant Play.
London: Faber & Faber, (1934). First edition. The simultaneously issued wrapper edition a little darkened around edges and spine, otherwise very good in gray paperwraps printed in black on front and spine.

[Book #45776]       Price: $100.00
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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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