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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KING COTTON. David L. Cohn. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KING COTTON.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. First edition. The story of how cotton, more than any other product of our soil or industry, has had powerful and dramatic effects upon American life and history. About fine in like, pictorial white price-clipped dust jacket a little darkened on spine and with tiny chips on corners and spine ends.

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CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL. and Willy Colette. CLAUDINE AT SCHOOL.
H. Mirande. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by H. Mirande. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) but better than very good in dust jacket with tanned spine, edge chipping (affecting some spine lettering) and paper tape repair to verso.

[Book #33826]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #52991]       Price: $250.00
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AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS. Joseph Conrad. AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS.
London: Fisher Unwin, 1896. First edition. Conrad's second novel, inspired by his experience as chief mate of the small steamer, the "Vidar." Adapted into the 1951 movie of the same name, directed by Carol Reed and featuring Trevor Howard as Willems (the movie was nominated for best British film and best film from any source at the 1953 BAFTA awards). Though the exact number of copies is unknown, estimates range between 1,000 copies (Unwin's statement in Cagle's unpublished bibliography) and 3,000 copies (Wise's biblography). In our experience, the latter, higher number seems more likely. This copy with the typographical errors "this" for "their" p.26:31; page 129 numbered "10"; and "hate" for "fate" p.356:26. In bluish-green cloth with lower paper edges rough trimmed and top edges gilt. Binding a little cocked, minor fraying on spine ends, name and 1898 date on front endpaper. Still, about very good. HIS SECOND NOVEL, INSPIRED BY HIS EXPERIENCES ABOARD A SMALL STEAMER.

[Book #53743]       Price: $450.00
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations. William Cowper. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER: His Poems, Correspondence and Translations.
London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1836. First edition. Includes a life of the author by the editor Robert Southey, Poet Laureate. 15 volumes. A nice set in the original cloth bindings which are decorated in blind. Each volume with engraved frontis and engraved title. Yellow endpapers are clean but some foxing on early pages, otherwise minor wear but unusual to find in such nice shape.

[Book #30271]       Price: $450.00
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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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CHILD OF THE NORTH. Ridgwell Cullum. CHILD OF THE NORTH.
New York: George H. Doran, (1926). First edition with Doran logo on copyright page. The great Northwest Terriitory of Canada wilderness is the setting for this story of lust for gold, primitive emotion and love, of course. A fine book in a bright, unchipped dust jacket. A beautiful copy.

[Book #35286]       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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A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER. Louis de Bernieres. A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER..
London: Harvell Secker, (2008). First edition, limited issue. Number 54 of 100 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #49474]       Price: $200.00
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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD. Walter de la Mare. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. First illustrated edition of his first book, published under the name Walter Ramal in 1902. One of 310 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Estella Canziani. Printed on hand-made paper and bound with vellum spine and boards. Spine a little soiled, corners bumped and spine ends have a few chips, otherwise very good condition.

[Book #26112]       Price: $125.00
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THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. Walter De la Mare. THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS.
London: Duckworth & Co. 1910 [circa 1918]. Later printing or issue, dated 1910 but with last book in publisher's ads at rear not published until 1918. Green cloth boards stamped in black; matching heavy paper dust jacket. An animal fable of three royal monkeys who travel to find their missing father and find adventure along the way. Ownership signatures of the poet John Freeman, a close friend of de la Mare's, and the cartoonist Claude Smith (under the jacket flap). Hint of foxing still quite fine in equally fine dust jacket.

[Book #41701]       Price: $250.00
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HARD TIMES: For These Times. Charles Dickens. HARD TIMES: For These Times.
[New York: Household Words, 1854]. First U.S. edition. HARD TIMES first appeared in America in the weekly "Household Words" from May through September 1854. The American publisher of "Household Words," T. L. McElwrath, placed HARD TIMES in such a way that the segments of the novel could be excised and bound up together--which his customers were urged to do. He provided a wrapper (also used for his unissued sheets) in which to bind HARD TIMES, thus constituting the actual first American edition of the novel. This copy, lacking title page and wrapper, starts with page [1] "HARD TIMES. / By Charles Dickens, Esq. /Furnished in advance exclusively for this Journal." 108 double-column pages, bound in period three-quarter leather and marbled boards. Professionally touched up where there was light wear to edges, resulting in a very good to near fine copy of this scarce issue.

[Book #49687]       Price: $500.00
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BOY IN THE WIND. George Dillon. BOY IN THE WIND.
New York: The Viking Press, 1927. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of poems. Spine label a bit discolored, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with spine tanned and a few short closed tears and nicks.

[Book #45360]       Price: $60.00
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SOCIETY IN CHINA. Robert K. Douglas. SOCIETY IN CHINA.
London: A. D. Innes & Co. 1894. First edition. Illustrated with 22 plates including a tissue-protected frontis photograph. Decorative green cloth (silk?) boards stamped with gilt on front and spine. Very good or better with sunning to cloth at spine and front cover but gilt still bright. Overall still an attractive copy.

[Book #52571]       Price: $150.00
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CHAINS: Lesser Novels and Stories. Theodore Dreiser. CHAINS: Lesser Novels and Stories.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. First edition. Subtle damp stain to rear board but still a very good, tight copy in slightly faded dust jacket (a little lighter at spine) with small chips on corners and spine ends, and two at top of rear panel.

[Book #23805]       Price: $100.00
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JENNIE GERHARDT. Theodore Dreiser. JENNIE GERHARDT.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1911. First edition, second issue with p.22:8 (up) corrected. From the library of producer Ralph Block, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Hinge starting at second blank page, spine tanned and a bit dulled, otherwise about very good.

[Book #52016]       Price: $60.00
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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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WHAT IS A CLASSIC?: An Address Delivered Before the Virgil Society on the 16th of October 1944. T. S. Eliot. WHAT IS A CLASSIC?: An Address Delivered Before the Virgil Society on the 16th of October 1944.
London: Faber & Faber Ltd. (1945). First edition. Heavy, green wraps. The Virgil Society issue, which contains statements on the aims of the Virgil Society by Eliot and others which were not included in the hardback trade edition published by Faber later the same year. Name at top of front cover and a little soiling, still very good.

[Book #45775]       Price: $200.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #50983]       Price: $75.00
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HYDROPHTHALMIA OR CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA Its Causes, Treatment, and Cure. Eye Treatment, J. Ringland Anderson. HYDROPHTHALMIA OR CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA Its Causes, Treatment, and Cure.
Cambridge: University Press, 1939. First edition. With a foreword by Sir John Herbert Parsons. Contains three large folding charts in pocket on back pastedown. Edges lightly rubbed, still very good or better in dust jacket with only light chipping and few small tears. Scarce.

[Book #29037]       Price: $75.00
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THE TOWN. William Faulkner. THE TOWN.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1958. First UK edition. Fine in lightly soiled dustwrapper slightly worn on edges.

[Book #20957]       Price: $100.00
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TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays. Harvey Fierstein. TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays.
New York: Villard Books, 1983. First Villard edition of his Tony Award-winning production. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and very shallow chipping.

[Book #25714]       Price: $50.00
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PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT. Vardis Fisher. PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1934. First edition. The second book in the Vridar Hunter tetralogy, which also included IN TRAGIC LIFE, WE ARE BETRAYED, and NO VILLIAN NEED BE. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear.

[Book #49716]       Price: $200.00
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ROLE OF HONOUR. Ian Fleming, By John Gardner. ROLE OF HONOUR.
(London): Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1984). First edition. The fourth volume of the continuation of James Bond by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket with the barest rubbing on top front corners.

[Book #49407]       Price: $200.00
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TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE. Ian Fleming, Mary Wickham Bond. TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE.
(Lititiz, Pennsylvania): Sutter House, (1980). First edition. For the James Bond Completist: The saga of the real James Bond, the internationally known naturalist from whom Fleming admittedly stole the name for his secret agent (from the dust jacket blurbs). INSCRIBED by the author, Mary Wickham Bond "for Carolyn, with love, from Mary." Bookplate of the recipient, Carolyn Reeves Corson, on endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing to spine lettering and tips; in bright, lightly foxed dust jacket with rumple and faint stain (appears to small glass ring) on front panel. Dust jacket wrap-around illustration by Fran Rebert. THE REAL JAMES BOND.

[Book #53593]       Price: $350.00
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