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BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS. Lord Byron. BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS.
London: John Murray, 1853. Eight volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth. Beppo & Don Juan, Dramas, and Miscellanies in two volumes each and Childe Harold and Tales & Poems, each in one volume. Complete set? No illustrations. Minor corner wear, tiny hole in one spine, and the tops of all the spines are worn, otherwise very good.

[Book #28288]       Price: $125.00
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THE MOTH. James M. Cain. THE MOTH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly tanned dust jacket with just two shallow chips to head of spine and one to the top right corner. A very nice copy.

[Book #51488]       Price: $200.00
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ROUGH-HEWN, Dorothy Canfield. ROUGH-HEWN,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1922. First edition. An American girl is taken to France to be raised, while the partner she is destined to marry remains in the States. "Americans will be fascinated to read of French home life, the old Basque woman, who tries to teach insinuation and deception and her brilliant and cynical music teacher." (blurb) Fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and one small closed tear at the bottom of a fold, backed with clear archival tape. Ad for Lewis's BABBITT on back flap. A very nice copy.

[Book #40885]       Price: $200.00
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IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Number 483 of 500 SIGNED numbered copies. His most famous book, made into two movies and a made-for-TV movie. Barest fading to spine still quite fine in fine, original acetate dust jacket and paper-covered slipcase that is just beginning to mellow on edges (still fine). LIMITED ISSUE, SIGNED.

[Book #53860]       Price: $2,000.00
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A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805. John Carr. A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, et al, 1806. First American edition, published the same year as the London edition, but unfortunately without the plates. A lawyer by training, Sir John Carr began to travel for health reasons. He was one of the earlier writers of travel literature and produced a number of accounts of his journeys in various European countries. One folding plate on the state of the weather in Dublin (doesn't seem to have changed much). Early, contemporary(?) calf with gilt-lettered red-leather spine label and gilt spine rules. A good only copy with spine and edges worn but binding wholly in intact. Though internally very good with no foxing and just one stain to the front endpaper and tiny nick to base of first few leaves.

[Book #49462]       Price: $300.00
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WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories. Raymond Carver. WHERE I'M CALLING FROM: New and Selected Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. Presumed review copy with photograph and publisher's letter laid in. Doris Grumbach's copy with her initials in pencil at bottom of first blank. Includes the first book appearance of 7 stories and some revisions and title changes on 30 others. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #30778]       Price: $125.00
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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Willa Cather. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co. (1914). First edition of Willa Cather's ghostwritten account of S.S. McClure's rise from his Northern Ireland childhood to founder of McClure's Magazine. First printing with "September 1914" on copyright page (the second printing, due to a printer's error, is dated "May 1914"). Second issue, with corrected p.239 tipped in [Crane A7a]. Spine ends a little tender, minor cover wear, and gilt stamping on spine faded, otherwise very good to fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #21225]       Price: $100.00
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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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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 GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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THE LIFE OF THE PARTY. Irvin S. Cobb. THE LIFE OF THE PARTY.
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1919). First edition. Fine in dust jacket, which is lightly aged or soiled.

[Book #41263]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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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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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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THE FOURPOSTER. Jan de Hartog. THE FOURPOSTER.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Illustrated with a photograph of the stage production starring the very young Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Directed by Jose Ferrer and 1952 winner of the Tony Award for best play. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, minor edgewear and inconspicuous 1 1/2" splits in both flap folds. Scarce.

[Book #33080]       Price: $100.00
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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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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. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $350.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. The trade edition in two volumes, as issued. Precedes the limited edition by a year. Much scarcer in nice condition, in our experience, than the limited. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books. Made into the 1931 film of the same name and 1951's, "A Place in the Sun," starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. This enduring classic is a Haycraft-Queen title and on Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels list. Based on the notorious 1906 murder of 20-year-old Grace Brown. Chester Gillette, who claimed Brown's death was accidental, was convicted of her killing in a trial that drew international attention. (Wikipedia) Bright and fine in bright dust jackets much nicer than usually seen. The jacket on volume one with chip at base of spine filled in but otherwise both jackets are very nearly fine. In the original gray paper-board slipcase with printed paper label pasted to one side. Slipcase shows general wear and minor repair to hinges but is still quite good. Scarce in original slipcase and this nice condition. MUCH SCARCER IN THIS NICE CONDITION THAN THE LIMITED.

[Book #52673]       Price: $2,500.00
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THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy). Lawrence Durrell. THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy).
New York: Dutton, 1960. First U.S. edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Comprised of the unbound signatures (i.e., groups of pages) from the book laid into the trade dust jacket Fine in nice, bright jacket with just minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #51983]       Price: $125.00
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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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RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS. Sir Arthur Eddington. RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS.
Cambridge: University Press, 1936. First edition. Small name on front endpaper. Light wear otherwise about very good with light offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket, if issued with one.

[Book #52355]       Price: $100.00
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FROM POE TO VALERY: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress On Friday, November 19, 1948. T. S. Eliot. FROM POE TO VALERY: A Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress On Friday, November 19, 1948.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1949. Second edition, reprinted from "The Hudson Review." The first was published by Harcourt in 1948. Printed stapled selfwraps with minor wear. Only 1000 copies printed.

[Book #45777]       Price: $100.00
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EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry. T. S. Eliot. EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry.
New York: Knopf, 1917 [1918]. First edition of Eliot's second book, one of only 1000 copies printed. Issued anonymously in January 1918 to coincide with the publication of Pound's LUSTRA. Eliot's authorship was not revealed until 1920. Original rose paper boards, without the plain dust jacket. Spine faded to tan, small closed tear on spine, hinge starting at title page (still tight), otherwise very good or better.

[Book #30071]       Price: $350.00
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HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life. George H. Everett. HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life.
Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. New York: Wood & Holbrook, Publishers, 1876. Third edition. With 125 illustrations by Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. Part I, "Embracing Health, Digestion, Disease, and the Science of the Reproductive Organs," by George; and Part II, "Embracing Dress, Heredity, Child-training, Kitchen and Dining-room Ethics," by Susan. Near fine in green cloth boards with gold and black lettering on front and spine, dark brown endpapers (light staining along top edge of front endpapers).

[Book #52562]       Price: $100.00
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