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AN AMERICAN ROMANCE. John Casey. AN AMERICAN ROMANCE.
New York: Atheneum, 1977. First edition. Association copy. From the library of Doris Grumbach with her initials on front endpaper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to Grumbach from John Casey on the title page. Review copy with slip and publisher's letter offering praise from author Brendan Gill laid in. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled; in dust jacket with one closed tear and light soiling.

[Book #29423]       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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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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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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WORKS. Joseph Conrad. WORKS.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1925. First edition thus, the definitive edition in twenty volumes. In original dark blue cloth, each with frontispieces and facsimile signature. Gilt spine lettering bright, only very minor rubbing on tips and occasionally on covers but otherwise a near fine and bright set. Lacking dust jackets. THE DEFINITIVE EDITION IN TWENTY VOLUMES.

[Book #53756]       Price: $500.00
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FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Stephen Coonts. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1986). First edion. Near fine uncorrected proof in red paperwraps, in dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page, "To Goldie/ Hope you enjoy this little flying story & sell a ton of 'em/ Best wishes/ Stephen Coonts."

[Book #32855]       Price: $100.00
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THE ENTHUSIAST. Harry Crews. THE ENTHUSIAST.
(No-place [Winston-Salem]): Palaemon Press Ltd. (1981). First edition. One of an unknown number marked "Review Copy" on front wrapper. SIGNED by author on colophon page. Yapped bottom corner a little bumped, otherwise fine in dark tan printed wraps. A different binding than the published version which was a limited signed edition.

[Book #41018]       Price: $200.00
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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 PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES. Comte C. de Saint-Germain. THE PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES.
Chicago: Laird & Lee, (1897). First edition. Introduction by Adrien Adolphe Desbarrolles. Two volumes. "Over 1100 illustrations," though we didn't count them. Three-quarter red leather with red cloth boards. All edges gilt. Spine ends chipped and frayed and spine edges worn. Appears hinges were glued at some point. Still a presentable binding with attractive patterned endpapers and the inside is fine (clear and clean). Seemingly scarce if not rare, and certainly interesting.

[Book #52724]       Price: $350.00
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END ZONE. Don DeLillo. END ZONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his second book. Football as metaphor for nuclear war? Colored top page edges have few small marks, front page edges have a few small soiled spots, otherwise fine in black dust jacket with the black a little rubbed on corners and spine ends, which is normal, and two small pieces of tape behind the top and bottom of spine.

[Book #32724]       Price: $125.00
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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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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION. John Donne. SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION.
Norfolk: New Directions, 1941. First edition. Fine in stiff paperwraps with flaps, showing just a hint of fading on the thin spine. There was also a small, simultaneous edition in boards.

[Book #33684]       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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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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A GALLERY OF WOMEN. Theodore Dreiser. A GALLERY OF WOMEN.
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First edition. Two volumes. Small chip at head of dust jacket spine, volume 1, and that portion of the book's spine just a little dull, otherwise both the books and dust jackets are remarkable nice and bright with the barest wear. Housed in a duplicate of the original slipcase, using matching cloth versus paper, with jacket front panel design mounted on one side.

[Book #46912]       Price: $350.00
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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 GODS OF PEGANA. Lord Dunsany. THE GODS OF PEGANA.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Co. [1916]. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations by S. H. Sime. Very good with slight discoloration to the paper boards, edges lightly rubbed and spine ends gently bumped. Previous owner's identifying information on front endpaper. Lacking the very scarce dust jacket.

[Book #51973]       Price: $100.00
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THE BRONC PEOPLE. William Eastlake. THE BRONC PEOPLE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1958). First edition. His second book and the second book in his Checkerboard Trilogy, which is included in critic Larry McCaffery's "20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English Language Books of Fiction." Barest shelfwear still crisp and fine in like dust jacket.

[Book #50988]       Price: $125.00
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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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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54759]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS. Ralph Waldo Emerson. POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Later printing. First published in London in 1847, and in Boston the same year. Small, blue cloth-covered boards stamped in blind on front and back and in gold on spine; all page edges gilt. Spine ends and corners somewhat worn, otherwise very good with some darkening to the coated endpapers and foxing to the prelims. A nifty little book nonetheless.

[Book #45900]       Price: $50.00
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A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND. Charles Este. A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND.
London: J. Debrett, 1795. First edition. A very descriptive journey through Europe, including Brabant, an historical duchy established in 1183 that covered parts of Netherlands and Belgium. Nearly 400 pages, including an index and one page ad. Recently bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine label. Final, blank leaf somewhat stained, few stains to page edges just barely extending to margins, otherwise the interior is bright and clean.

[Book #49436]       Price: $300.00
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