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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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RANEY. Clyde Edgerton. RANEY.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1985. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by Edgerton on the title page.

[Book #29186]       Price: $175.00
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MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. T. S. Eliot. MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
Stockholm: Zepher Books/The Continental Book Co. (1948). First Swedish edition from the 1939 edition. Very minor shelf wear, toning, rubbing or chips, to this book. Barest soiling to covers. Near fine to fine in paperwraps with dust jacket. Scarce. Scarce Swedish Edition.

[Book #47356]       Price: $150.00
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THE TOWN. William Faulkner. THE TOWN.
New York: Random House, (1957). First edition. Grey threaded endpapers, green top stain. The barest wear to red-rust cloth; near fine in presumed second-issue dust jacket (without 5/57 on front flap) with very minor wear and aging but no chipping.

[Book #48568]       Price: $100.00
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PRANCING NIGGER. Ronald Firbank. PRANCING NIGGER.
New York: Brentano's, (1924). First edition. Firbank's first book published in the U.S. and the true first edition. It is believed that there were only 300 copies. Based on a letter from Carl Van Vechten (who wrote the introduction) to Firbank. This copy is from the library of Ralph Block. Several leaves roughly opened, bookshop sticker on rear pastedown, gilt on spine is dull but legible and page edges have a touch of foxing, otherwise very good or better in soiled dust jacket with chipping (only affecting a few letters in the title on spine), some closed tears and a small hole in the spine (not affecting any lettering). Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #24471]       Price: $100.00
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ADAM AND THE SERPENT. Vardis Fisher. ADAM AND THE SERPENT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Vanguard Press, 1947. First edition. Minor cover wear, otherwise fine in a near fine, bright dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #52056]       Price: $75.00
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THE ENCHANTED. Martin Flavin. THE ENCHANTED.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1947). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "For Eugene R McCracken with my best wishes Martin Flavin June 10th '47." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners and bookplate on pastedown (under flap); in slightly worn but still very good dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

[Book #52276]       Price: $200.00
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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 DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain. Hugh W. Foster. THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain.
(San Francisco): Norfolk Press, (2011). First edition. One of 100 copies published primarily for the family. SIGNED by the author. Foster, a member of the family, writes a history of Walter Dillingham (1875-1963) who was born in Honolulu during the Kingdom of Hawaii. Walter's father, Benjamin Dillingham, founded the Oahu Railway and Land Company. His mother was Emma Louise Smith, daughter of missionary Lowell Smith, who arrived in Hawaii in 1830. Walter first worked as a clerk for his father, then managed the Dowsett Company and founded Hawaiian Dredging Company. In 1904, while his father was hospitalized, he managed the company. In 1909, he constructed a dry dock at Pearl Harbor which eventually became part of the US Navy base. He also enlarged the ports of Kahului and Hilo; drained the wetlands of Waikiki in the early 1920s; and created the Ala Wai Canal on whose banks the Hawaii Convention Center was built. In 1948, Dillingham Airfield, a small Air Force base near Mokuleia, Hawaii was named for Walter's son, Captain Henry Gaylord Dillingham, a B-29 pilot who was killed in action over Kawasaki, Japan, on July 25, 1945. In 1961, his son Lowell Smith Dillingham (1911-1987) merged the remains of the Oahu Railway and Land Company and the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company to form the Dillingham Corporation. It was sold to private investors in 1983. The book, for the first time, tells the story of this complex man, his forbearers and his family. Quoting such primary sources as his own letters and speches, the memories of others and the opinion of those who are still alive and knew him best. The history of the Dillingham family in many ways reflects the history of Hawaii. 405 pages, including 11 pages of notes to the text; a bibliography; list of personal interviews; and a chronology. Illustrated with family photographs. New in dust jacket. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES.

[Book #52362]       Price: $175.00
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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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FORFEIT. Dick Francis. FORFEIT.
London: Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled. In a very good dust jacket with some edgewear, rubbing, a few very small closed tears, and back panel soiled or aged. Still, a scarce title in decent condition and signed.

[Book #52750]       Price: $750.00
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RISK. Dick Francis. RISK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1977). First edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, "October 17th, '77 / George & Phyllis / Love & very best wishes / Dick Francis." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52769]       Price: $125.00
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THE SECOND STAGE. Betty Friedan. THE SECOND STAGE.
New York: Summit Books, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on the free endpaper, "For Martina + Karl-- Who've been a joyful source of strength in my own second stage-- Zestful wishes + love--Betty Friedan." Her follow up, 20 years later, to "The Feminine Mystique." Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and very light soiling to the front.

[Book #50320]       Price: $125.00
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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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THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP: A Perry Mason Story. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP: A Perry Mason Story.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1936. First edition. Endpapers lightly offset near hinge and small name stamp on front pastedown, otherwise fine in dust jacket with very light rubbing, light edgewear and some chipping to spine ends and tips (not affecting any lettering). A bright, attractive copy of a scarce book. SCARCE PERRY MASON.

[Book #27548]       Price: $500.00
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SUNFLOWER SUTRA. Original Photographs by J. C. Netherwood. Allen Ginsberg. SUNFLOWER SUTRA. Original Photographs by J. C. Netherwood.
No place or date. First edition and only edition. Portfolio of 12 original black & white photographs illustrating Ginsberg's poem "Sunflower Sutra." Each photograph is mounted on an 11x14-inch board with a different part of the poem beneath. The full text of the poem is mounted on 2 separate boards. The box housing the boards is inscribed by Netherwood to Bill Kinter in May 1976. Kinter was a Ginsberg scholar particularly interested in the poet's Sunflower Sutra. A unique, handmade production in fine condition. A unique Ginsberg.

[Book #29570]       Price: $300.00
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A GOOD SOLDIER: A Key to the Novels of Ford Madox Ford. Caroline Gordon, Ford Madox Ford. A GOOD SOLDIER: A Key to the Novels of Ford Madox Ford.
Davis: University of California Library, 1963. First edition of Chapbook No. 1. Includes a select bibliography of works by and about Ford by Helmut E. Gerber. Fine in stapled, pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #42821]       Price: $50.00
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LES URNES UTILES. Edward Gorey. LES URNES UTILES.
Cambridge (Mass.): Halty-Ferguson Publishing Company, 1980. First edition, limited issue. Number 168 of 426 SIGNED copies. A small book, measuring 5 x 6". Near fine pictorial stapled paperwraps with only minor sunning to the fold. SIGNED BY EDWARD GOREY.

[Book #49744]       Price: $400.00
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LETTERS TO KEN: (From 1917-1961). Robert Graves. LETTERS TO KEN: (From 1917-1961).
(Cathedral City, CA): Brunswick Press, 1997. First edition, second printing, one of 50 numbered copies. Edited with comments by Harvey Sarner, an avid collector of Graves' books who opens this volume with "The literary world was astonished in July, 1995, when Mrs. Gay Doggart opened her desk drawer and made available to the world 37 previously unknown personal letters written by Robert Graves, to her father, Kenyon Barrett." Fine in leather with gold stamping. The first priting was withdrawn when the Laura Riding Jackson estate sued Mr. Sarner for including Riding's letters to Ken in the volume. All copies that Sarner had were destroyed and he asked that all copies he had sold be returned.

[Book #15578]       Price: $100.00
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THE PIER-GLASS. Robert Graves. THE PIER-GLASS.
London: Martin Secker, [no date but 1921]. First edition. 500 copies printed. Patterned paper covered boards with printed spine label. Good or better with spine tanned, short splits at spine ends, small bump and tear to top edge front cover, short inscription on front free endpaper, offset on title page (caused by publisher's tissue guard). Lacks dust jacket.

[Book #35944]       Price: $75.00
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POEMS 1953. Robert Graves. POEMS 1953.
London: Cassell & Company Ltd. (1953). First edition. Fine with only light bumping to lower corner tips. In dust jacket that is complete and has only light soiling and small bit of softening on top spine edge.

[Book #35918]       Price: $60.00
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RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. Zane Grey. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Before 1918. An early reprint edition with illustrations by Douglas Duer and the frontispiece illustration reproduced as the dust jacket cover, as in the original Harper edition. SIGNED BY GREY in "Lackawaxen, Pa.," from where we understand he moved in 1918, so an early reprint. This title is considered by many critics to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre. It tells the story of Jane Withersteen and her battle to overcome her persecution by members of her polygamous Mormon Church, a leader of which, Elder Tull, wants to marry her. Withersteen is supported by a number of Gentile friends, including Bern Venters and Lassiter, a famous gunman and killer of Mormons. It was made into a number of movies starting in 1918 with one starring William Scott and directed by Frank Lloyd; then again in 1925 with Tom Mix, 1931 with George O'Brien, 1941 with George Montgomery and on TV in 1996 with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. This copy was OWNED BY THE MOVIE STAR AND BOOK COLLECTOR Jack Palance and has two bookplates attesting to this below Grey's signature. The book is very good with minor wear and the jacket has chipping and some tape on the outside across top inch of spine and extending onto the front and back covers. Still, scarce in any early jacket and signed by Grey. EARLY REPRINT SIGNED BY GREY.

[Book #52693]       Price: $950.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, 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 XXI [21] 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. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

[Book #54270]       Price: $250.00
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DAWN. H. Rider Haggard. DAWN.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1887. First American edition of Haggard's first novel. There were four U.S. printings of this book in 1887: by Appleton, Harper, Lovell and Munro. Priority unknown. The Appleton edition was also published in two volumes in wraps. This may be a rebound copy although it also may be a publisher's one-volume edition. It has only one title page. There are 8 pages of ads in back. Red cloth spine lettered and ruled in gold; black marbled paper boards. Boards lightly scratched and worn at edges, spine has few tiny tears to ends, otherwise about very good.

[Book #42257]       Price: $500.00
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