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USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY. Lewis Carroll. USEFUL AND INSTRUCTIVE POETRY.
London: Geoffrey Bles, (1954). First edition. Composed in 1845 when Carroll was thirteen for his younger brother and sister. Includes a few facsimile pages of text and reproductions of seven of the original illustrations. Light damp staining to boards and page top edges, otherwise very good in the original acetate dust jacket with printed paper front flap (small piece missing from head of spine and large piece missing from rear panel of acetate).

[Book #48546]       Price: $100.00
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ULTRAMARINE. Raymond Carver. ULTRAMARINE.
New York: Random House, (1986). First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Author Doris Grumbach's copy, with her initials on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with just a touch of minor edge rubbing.

[Book #29699]       Price: $100.00
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THE ICE KING. Daniel Casolaro. THE ICE KING.
Ardmore: Whitmore Publishing, (1981). First edition of his only book, a novel about mountain climbing. Full-page, intimate INSCRIPTION: "To a beautiful girl - - -." The author was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead, his wrists slashed 10-12 times, in a bathtub in a room in the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. However, his death became controversial because his working notes suggested he had traveled to Martinsburg to meet a source in connection with a story he had dubbed "the Octopus," which centered around a sprawling conspiracy theory involving an international cabal. Fine in dust jacket with few small chips on corners. Unaccountably scarce--and we would guess rare signed.

[Book #47198]       Price: $450.00
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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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THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE CITY OF TREMBLING LEAVES.
New York: Random House, (1945). First edition. A very good or better copy that has touch of soiling. In like dust jacket that has a minor amount of edge wear.

[Book #28353]       Price: $60.00
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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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QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems. Billy Collins. QUESTIONS ABOUT ANGELS: Poems.
New York: William Morrow, (1991). First edition. THE ELUSIVE HARDCOVER ISSUE -- SIGNED on the title page by Collins and dated "Jan 1992." The book was issued simultaneously in softcover and even that issue is scarce. An early selection of poems from the eventual Poet Laureate, exhibiting his usual wry, probing humor. Selected from his many magazine appearances by poet Edward Hirsch for The National Poetry series. Fine in crisp, fine dust jacket with only the faintest crease to rear panel. SCARCE SIGNED HARDCOVER ISSUE.

[Book #53538]       Price: $1,250.00
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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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VICTORY: An Island Tale. Joseph Conrad. VICTORY: An Island Tale.
London: Metheun, (1915). First UK edition, preceded by the U.S. but with Conrad's "Author's Note" to this edition not included in the U.S. The rare first state of the title page, which is integral, with comma after "Essex Street" in the publisher's address. Four pages of publisher's ads at rear dated Autumn 1915 followed by 32-page publisher's catalog dated "8/5/15" (on p.31), as called for. Spine faded to pink though gilt lettering still bright; half-title page darkened at margins, otherwise near fine. WITH RARE FIRST-STATE TITLE PAGE.

[Book #53771]       Price: $400.00
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WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales. Joseph Conrad. WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1915. First edition. Short story collection, including "The Planter of Malata," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches" and "Because of the Dollars." The last volume of stories published during Conrad's lifetime. A fine copy with back and front panels, including flaps, of the dust jacket laid in (lacking spine). Scarce in any semblance of the jacket. SCARCE IN ANY SEMBLANCE OF THE JACKET.

[Book #53761]       Price: $350.00
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THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It. Cookbook, Alessandro Filippini. THE TABLE: How to Buy Food, How to Cook It, and How to Serve It.
New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1889. First edition. Portrait frontispiece. Off-white cloth boards with green titles, and green page edges. Good-only with covers uniformly soiled, small chips to endpapers, pages aged, and pages 203-206 missing from center of book (appear to have been fish recipes between Fried Codfish-tongues and Oyster-crabs a la Poulette).

[Book #52547]       Price: $75.00
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BODY. Harry Crews. BODY.
New York: Poseidon/Ultramarine, (1990). First edition, limited issue by Ultramine Publishing from the Poseidon Press first printing sheets. Number 16 of 50 copies SIGNED by Crews. One of 40 copies finely bound in half leather by Denis Gouey (there were also 10 full-leather, lettered copies). Fine, as issued, without dust jacket but in clear acetate cover.

[Book #52588]       Price: $150.00
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THE SCIENCE OF MODERN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: In 30 volumes. Samuel Crowther, Irving Fisher Nelson Rockefeller. THE SCIENCE OF MODERN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: In 30 volumes.
New York: P. F. Collier & Son, (1923). Presumed second edition of this set of 30 booklets, each on a different subject (oftentimes on more than one) and by various authors, including Rockefeller on "Human Relations" and Fisher on "The Currency." Each essay prefaced by brief contributor's biography. Slim, "leatherette"-styled green, stapled paperwraps lettered on front in white. Lettering flaking on several volumes though wholly legible with the exception of volume 15 ("Small Profits," "Keeping Check," and "Credit Service," by J. Ogden Armour, Robert Alexander Long, and H. Uehlinger, respectively). Otherwise overall in very good condition with tears to covers of volumes one and eight internally mended with archival tape. In serviceable slipcase with "cap," which serves as a table of contents, still present.

[Book #52784]       Price: $125.00
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RAISE THE TITANIC! Clive Cussler. RAISE THE TITANIC!
New York: Viking Press, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page (not to a particular person) "Get it up!" along with DRAWING of half-submerged boat SIGNED by Cussler. Minor bump to front board; still fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52814]       Price: $300.00
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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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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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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

[Book #52919]       Price: $1,500.00
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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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PLAYS OF THE NATURAL AND THE SUPERNATURAL. Theodore Dreiser. PLAYS OF THE NATURAL AND THE SUPERNATURAL.
New York/London: John Lane, 1916. First edition, first issue. Cloth edges rubbed, a few pages nicked, otherwise a very good, copy, lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #25299]       Price: $75.00
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SISTER CARRIE. Theodore Dreiser. SISTER CARRIE.
London: Heinemann, 1901. First UK edition of his first book which was suppressed in the U.S. Pictorial cloth mildly faded on spine, faint stain on rear board, free endpapers show unavoidable darkening (from binding), bookseller blindstamp on front endpaper, and outer corner of first few pages gently creased. Still, a very attractive copy of a scarce book. SCARCE ENGLISH EDITION.

[Book #35680]       Price: $750.00
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ROBERT E. LEE. John Drinkwater. ROBERT E. LEE.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. 1923. First edition. Endpapers offset and upper tips lightly bumped, otherwise about near fine in dust jacket with splitting to flap folds and small, light stain to front panel. Still, an attractive copy.

[Book #33011]       Price: $50.00
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REBECCA. Daphne Du Maurier. REBECCA.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First American edition. SIGNED by author on publisher's tipped-in page. The author's most famous book. Made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 with Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver, George Sanders, and Judith Anderson. Hitchcock's first American project, which won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, out of a total of 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson were all Oscar nominated for their respective roles. Darkening near hinges on pastedowns from binding glue, otherwise about fine in good or better dust jacket with edge wear and chipping at corners and one large chip from bottom rear spine corner affecting publisher's name on spine and small portion of advertisement on rear panel (price on the last book advertised). HER MOST FAMOUS BOOK, SIGNED.

[Book #52775]       Price: $1,750.00
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HAWAII AND IT'S RACE PROBLEMS. William Atherton Du Puy. HAWAII AND IT'S RACE PROBLEMS.
Washington, DC: Department of the Interior, 1932. First editon. Includes the evolution of Hawaii, and today (1932), as well as scenic Hawaii, agriculture and the races, whites, Hawaiians, Chinese, Portugues, Japanese and Filipinos, which is good. Some minor darkening on pastedowns from glue bleed through, spine and top edges of book a bit darkened, otherwise very good with minor wear on spine ends and corners. Assumed review copy with three page "Memorandum for the press," laid in.

[Book #54633]       Price: $150.00
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FOUR PLAYS. Friedrich Durrenmatt. FOUR PLAYS.
New York: Grove Press, Inc. (1965). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Contains a lecture by Durrenmatt entitled "Problems of the Theatre" and the plays "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi," "An Angel Comes to Babylon," "The Physicists" and "Romulus the Great." "Romulus the Great" was the basis for the Gore Vidal Broadway adaptation.

[Book #33408]       Price: $50.00
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