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LADIES WHOSE BRIGHT EYES. Ford Madox Ford. LADIES WHOSE BRIGHT EYES.
Philadephia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1935. First U.S. edition. Near fine in orange cloth boards with dark blue lettering, top edge stained black. In good to very good dust jacket with shallow chipping, light soiling, few marks to rear panel, and rubbed creasing along top edge.

[Book #52626]       Price: $100.00
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MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography. E. M. Forster. MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography.
London: Edward Arnold Ltd. (1956). First edition. Illustrated with portraits. A remarkable, loving biography of his great aunt based on copious family papers (some transcribed by Marianne herself at a young age), diaries, and letters -- including several to Forster written while she was in her late 80's and he was not yet 8 years old. Endpapers tanned along hinges, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with rear corners just barely nicked and only one tiny tear.

[Book #54885]       Price: $75.00
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LO! Charles Fort. LO!
Alexander King. New York: Claude Kendall, (1931). First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #54762]       Price: $2,750.00
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THE DANGER. Dick Francis. THE DANGER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. SIGNED "HI --- Dick Francis," on half title page. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny spot of minor edge wear.

[Book #52753]       Price: $50.00
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NERVE. Dick Francis. NERVE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1964). First edition. An uncorrected proof in tan wraps with the date "24 JAN 1964" stamped on front cover. The author's second mystery. Very good with spine rumpled (as often seen with these fragile, perfect-bound items), a few faint stains and the bottom front cover just a bit curled. Scarce.

[Book #53003]       Price: $950.00
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A THEORY OF THE CONSUMPTION FUNCTION. Milton Friedman. A THEORY OF THE CONSUMPTION FUNCTION.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957. First edition. A study for the National Bureau of Economic Research, where Friedman worked at the time. He set forth the permanent income hypothesis, a theory of consumption that assumes rational behavior by agents. In its simplest form, the hypothesis states that a change in permanent income, rather than a change in temporary income, affects the choices that determine a consumer's consumption patterns. The key conclusion of this theory is that transitory, temporary changes in income have little effect on consumer spending behavior, whereas permanent changes can have large effects on consumer spending behavior. 243 pages, including an index. 36 Figures and tables. Dark blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Small stamp on front endpaper ("Industrial Relations Department 1957"), otherwise bright and fine in a bright, near fine dust jacket with just one small tear, a few tiny marks and the spine slightly sunned. A very nice copy of a relatively scarce book by a recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economic, who was known for his research on consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and the complexity of stabilization policy. The Economist described him as "the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century ... possibly of all of it." A NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING ECONOMIST.

[Book #52888]       Price: $2,500.00
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NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem. Robert Frost. NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem.
[New York]: (Spiral Press, 1935). First edition. INSCRIBED opposite the title page, "To Phillips Palmer with / adjuration to keep on taking poetry in his own way / RF." Single poem issued as a holiday greeting. One of 450 (of 1,235 total) with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Small, plain paperwraps sewn into a thin Japanese "Kikone" dustwrapper. Light offset from paper to first and last page, as usually seen, and touch of edgewear to the dust jacket, otherwise nearly fine. In original mailing envelope addressed to Palmer in Frost's hand. INSCRIBED HOLIDAY GREETING.

[Book #52595]       Price: $750.00
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THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy. Christopher Fry. THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy.
London: Oxford University Press, 1954. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with lightly tanned spine and minor wear to spine ends and tips. dust jacket cover art by Ronald Searle.

[Book #33306]       Price: $50.00
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VALLEY SONG. Athol Fugard. VALLEY SONG.
New York: Theatre Communications Group, (1996). First edition. A play about the coming of age of a young girl in South Africa. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #42639]       Price: $50.00
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE, CAUSE, AND CURE OF THE GOUT: And of Some of the Diseases with Which It Is Connected. John Gardiner. AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE, CAUSE, AND CURE OF THE GOUT: And of Some of the Diseases with Which It Is Connected.
Philadelphia: William Spotswood, 1793. First U.S. edition. Good only in worn leather binding, lacking the free endpapers, pages somewhat age darkened and lightly stained but wholly legible.

[Book #52577]       Price: $200.00
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BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. Leonard Gershe. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE.
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Basis for the film starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Eillen Heckart won an Academy Award for her supporting role in the film. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near fine with a small bookstore stamp on front pastedown in a bright dust jacket with light soiling and one tiny closed nick on front flap edge.

[Book #29091]       Price: $175.00
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GLASS PEOPLE. Gail Godwin. GLASS PEOPLE.
New York: Knopf, 1972. First edition. Her scarce, second book. INSCRIBED to author/critic Doris Grumbach, "To Doris, fondly, Gail Oct. 24, 1982 Woodstock, NY." In addition there is a nice personal two page ALS laid in. "Dear Doris, Here is Glass People [underlined]. The most peculiar of my books. Not entirely successful, in terms of what I set out to do. But now you have a complete set. . ." Fine in dust jacket with touch of light fading on spine letters.

[Book #30619]       Price: $150.00
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GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY. Elizabeth Gordon. GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co. (1914). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing to spine ends and corners. In a very good dust jacket with light soiling, two 3/4" deep chips to the bottom of the front panel and a 1" chip to the top of the rear panel. Jacket also has shallow chips to spine ends and corners and a few almost imperceptible closed tears to the edges. Rare in dust jacket.

[Book #51611]       Price: $300.00
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ON ENGLISH POETRY. Robert Graves. ON ENGLISH POETRY.
London: Wm. Heinemann, 1922. First edition, first issue in yellow cloth. Unavoidable offset to endpapers, page edges very faintly foxed, rear cover lightly soiled and spine ends just slightly darkened, still very good or better in very good, tanned dust jacket with shallow chipping, few inconspicuous tears and spine extremities chipped away (not affecting any lettering).

[Book #52311]       Price: $300.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54267]       Price: $450.00
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TOUCH. Thom Gunn. TOUCH.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #35559]       Price: $60.00
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OUR LADY OF THE FOREST. David Guterson. OUR LADY OF THE FOREST.
[New York]: (Knopf, 2003). First edition. Proof for internal distribution only. Perhaps for the sales reps? 8 1/2 x 11". Fine in yellow printed paperwraps with black cloth spine.

[Book #51427]       Price: $100.00
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A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID. Thomas Hardy. A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1913. First edition. Volume XVIII of "The Wessex Novels." Green cloth boards stamped in gold; page top edges gilt; frontis photo; map tipped in. Damp stain to bottom corner front cover, otherwise would be very good or better.

[Book #10386]       Price: $90.00
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A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH! Harry Harrison. A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH!
London: Faber and Faber, (1972). First British edition. SIGNED by the author on half-title page. Published in the States as TUNNEL THROUGH THE DEEPS. An alternate history story set in (an alternate) 1973--George Washington lost the Battle of Lexington, and was executed as a traitor, and as a result America has remained a British colony which still dreams of independence. One corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with inconspicuous tear.

[Book #52313]       Price: $250.00
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A PROTEGEE OF JACK HAMLIN'S. Bret Harte. A PROTEGEE OF JACK HAMLIN'S
New York: The Regnet Press, [1915]. A reprint, but relatively early and in a dust jacket. Originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1894. Touch of faint foxing to endpapers, otherwise bright and near fine in good or better somewhat soiled dust jacket with few shallow chips and short tears repaired/reinforced with tape on verso. EARLY DUST JACKET.

[Book #54460]       Price: $100.00
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AUBADE. Anthony Hecht. AUBADE.
[Colorado Springs]: The Press at Colorado College, 2004. First edition. Hecht's final published poem, an "aubade" -- a morning love song, traditionally "from a door or window to a sleeping woman," according to Wikipedia -- printed for Hecht's reading at Colorado College on October 14, 2004, just one week before his death on October 21, the day the poem appeared in the New York Review of Books. Oblong sheet, deckled on right edge only; 21 x 9.75", folded twice to make four pages and cover flap. Finely printed, at The Press at Colorado College which "is structured like an art laboratory" according to their website, in marbled blues and white above a crop of yellow and orange discs, reminiscent of night flowing into dawn (or perhaps vice versa). Fine. A MORNING LOVE SONG, HIS FINAL PUBLISHED POEM.

[Book #54272]       Price: $200.00
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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Ernest Hemingway. THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. (1924). First edition. Edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Dedicated to and includes "My Old Man," Hemingway's first book appearance in the U.S.; also includes short stories by Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Edna Ferber, et al. First issue with Hemingway misspelled "Hemenway." Spine somewhat faded and text block toned otherwise very good lacking dust jacket. [Hanneman B1, Grissom.

[Book #54870]       Price: $200.00
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A FAREWELL TO ARMS. Ernest Hemingway. A FAREWELL TO ARMS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, first issue. One of Hemingway's most influential works. Small name and "1929" on front endpaper, both endpapers have faint and fairly common offset (from the boards), otherwise very good to fine with both labels very bright; in very good dust jacket with very minor chips on corners and spine ends. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on rear pastedown under the dust jacket flap. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. In 1999, he was elected to the board of the Hemingway Foundation/Society which publishes "The Hemingway Review," makes grants to young scholars, and annually gives the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award. From 2000 through 2002 he served as president of the foundation. ONE OF HIS MOST INFLUENTIAL WORKS.

[Book #49497]       Price: $3,500.00
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SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK. Colin Higgins. SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK.
(circa 1975). Presumed early draft with printed title SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. This copy with "stamp" of Ziegler Associates. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine. This 1976 comedy-thriller was the first pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together.

[Book #52895]       Price: $200.00
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THE CRY OF THE OWL. Patricia Highsmith. THE CRY OF THE OWL.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing on corners and spine ends; in near fine dust jacket with minor edgewear and touch of light rubbing.

[Book #53242]       Price: $350.00
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