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TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays. Harvey Fierstein. TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays.
New York: Villard Books, 1983. First Villard edition of his Tony Award-winning production. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and very shallow chipping.

[Book #25714]       Price: $50.00
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THE GREAT GATSBY. F. Scott Fitzgerald. THE GREAT GATSBY.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. First issue with correct points on pp.60, 119, 205, and 211. The title on just about all the "best-of" lists for twentieth-century literature -- and for all time. A fine, square copy with gilt spine lettering nice and bright; showing only the barest wear to tips and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket. A FINE, SQUARE FIRST-ISSUE COPY.

[Book #54609]       Price: $6,000.00
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TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE. Ian Fleming, Mary Wickham Bond. TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE.
(Lititiz, Pennsylvania): Sutter House, (1980). First edition. For the James Bond Completist: The saga of the real James Bond, the internationally known naturalist from whom Fleming admittedly stole the name for his secret agent (from the dust jacket blurbs). INSCRIBED by the author, Mary Wickham Bond "for Carolyn, with love, from Mary." Bookplate of the recipient, Carolyn Reeves Corson, on endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing to spine lettering and tips; in bright, lightly foxed dust jacket with rumple and faint stain (appears to small glass ring) on front panel. Dust jacket wrap-around illustration by Fran Rebert. THE REAL JAMES BOND.

[Book #53593]       Price: $350.00
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FOR SPECIAL SERVICES. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. FOR SPECIAL SERVICES.
(London): Cape/Hodder & Stoughton, (1982). First edition. The adventures of Ian Fleming's James Bond continued by John Gardner. The second in this series. Pages slightly tanned otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to tips and rear flap fold, and few tiny nicks to bottom rear panel.

[Book #49430]       Price: $100.00
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THE GOOD SOLDIER. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE GOOD SOLDIER.
London: John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1915. First edition, with this title listed as "The Saddest Story" in publisher's ads at rear [Harvey A46]. One of his most famous and most scarce works. Set just before World War I, the novel chronicles the tragic lives of two "perfect couples" using intricate flashbacks. Front board corners bumped a bit, spine ends a little worn, edges a bit rubbed, few light stains but still about very good. ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS AND MOST SCARCE WORKS.

[Book #53748]       Price: $4,500.00
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WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture.
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First edition [Harvey A49]. "A lively, personal, and extremely persuasive indictment of modern Prussianism" (Daily Telegraph). INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford." After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. Laid in is a TLS from Keating to Ford biographer/literary critic Thomas Moser relating a story about Yale and Ford. It reads in part, "I can tell you a funny story regarding Ford. I gave . . . practically a complete [Ford] collection to the university and they later asked me if I would ask Ford to give a talk . . . . [after making arrangements for the talk and not hearing from them] I called them . . . only to learn that they had changed their mind and then they had the gall to add, did I think Ford would autograph the set of first editions I had given them. I told them very bluntly I did not....." Keating goes on to relate an offer of assistance he made to Joseph Conrad's son, Borys, in a cable to his wife, "I cabled Mrs. Conrad, offering to make full restitution to the injured party so that his father's name would not suffer and I have some place on file the cable advising, 'nothing can be done--grateful thanks--Conrad' or words to that effect. At one time or another in all our lives, there arises something that we deeply regret and would never repeat doing, and I felt this was true of Borys' act." Red cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Light shelf wear and spine slightly toned, still very good. INSCRIBED TO A BENEFACTOR, WITH INTERESTING AND ILLUMINATING TYPED LETTER SIGNED LAID IN.

[Book #53793]       Price: $1,250.00
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BANKER. Dick Francis. BANKER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1982). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title page. Bottom front corners a little bumped, otherwise very good to fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #52767]       Price: $60.00
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THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE. Harold Frederic. THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. First edition of author's first book. The publisher's best seller. Very good or better in green cloth boards lettered in gold on spine and covers, with soiling to covers and minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #45550]       Price: $75.00
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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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A MASQUE OF MERCY. Robert Frost. A MASQUE OF MERCY.
New York: Henry Holt, (1947). First edition. Minute spot on page edges, otherwise fine in slightly spine-faded dust jacket with tiny chip.

[Book #48929]       Price: $60.00
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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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POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. Oliver Goldsmith. POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
London: B. Newbery and T. Johnson, 1780. Early edition with the ten-page "Life of the Author" added. The first edition was published in Dublin in 1777. Engraved title page; final leaf with contents listed on recto and with verso stating: "This edition contains several additions and corrections never before printed; being the only perfect one ever published of this celebrated author's poems." on the divisional title page for "She Stoops to Conquer," the date of the first printing is given as 1772 instead of 1773. Pages 12 and 253 misnumbered 11 and 221. No front endpaper or frontis portrait present. The first page is the title page, which is neatly trimmed at the top (affecting margin only), shows bleed-through from previous owner's name and date (1838) on verso, and is partially detached. This copy contains three full-page illustrations, which we believe is the correct number based on other copies on OCLC. Full polished calf with 5 raised bands and leather label that is worn but still readable. Pencilled and inked notes on unprinted end sheets, faint old damp stains to last several leaves, otherwise text block is clean and relatively free from foxing and staining; signature K2 (pp.161-180) loose but still holding.

[Book #52806]       Price: $200.00
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THE TIN DRUM. Gunter Grass. THE TIN DRUM.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1962). First American edition. The first book by this Nobel Prize-winning author. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. Made into a German film, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980. Crisp, near fine copy in fine white dust jacket with only the barest aging on edges. A nice copy of this classic.

[Book #52309]       Price: $300.00
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NO MORE GHOSTS: Selected Poems. Robert Graves. NO MORE GHOSTS: Selected Poems.
London: Faber & Faber, (1940). First edition. Uncorrected proof, about very good in lightly soiled paperwraps with soiling and creasing.

[Book #35370]       Price: $100.00
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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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DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY. Graham Greene. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY.
London: Bodley Head, (1980). First edition, first issue with "leave alone" p.(9):4. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Greene to A.J. Cheshire, his accountant. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY GREENE TO HIS ACCOUNTANT.

[Book #40665]       Price: $950.00
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THE POTTING SHED. Graham Greene. THE POTTING SHED.
London: Heinemann, (1958). First British edition, preceded by the American edition. This edition has the original third act as written by Greene. Not sure who rewrote the third act for the American edition. Greene was a highly successful dramatist, and this is the second of his eight published plays. Small name and spot on front endpaper, cloth covers show very minor wear, spine a bit sunned, otherwise very good in like dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and one closed tear.

[Book #52006]       Price: $125.00
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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. Allan Gurganus. OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
New York: Knopf, 1989. First edition. An uncorrected proof in cream-colored paperwraps printed in red. SIGNED by author. Fine.

[Book #46680]       Price: $125.00
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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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THE CONTINENTAL OP. Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen. THE CONTINENTAL OP.
New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, 1948. First edition. A paperback original. Stories from "Black Mask" magazine with an introduction by Ellery Queen. Near fine.

[Book #52277]       Price: $175.00
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ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies. Paul Leland Haworth. ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First edition. Illustrated with 44 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and tissue-protected frontispiece. Includes an appendix by John Finlay entitled "A Voyage of Discovery: From the Rocky Mountain Portage in Peace River to the Soruces of Finlay's Branch and Northwestward, Summer, 1824." Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Good or better with covers lightly scuffed, spine ends beginning to fray, spine shaken but binding still holding, small contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, and a few small marginal stains.

[Book #52628]       Price: $60.00
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THE JAPANESE LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Lafcadio Hearn, Elizabeth Bisland. THE JAPANESE LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co. (1910). First trade edition. The book was also issued in a limited edition of 200 copies. Very minor cover wear, otherwise fine in a very good, age-darkened dust jacket with shallow chips on corners and spine ends, except for the one at top of spine which is about three-quarters of an inch and affects "cadio" in spine title. A rare dust jacket. RARE DUSTWRAPPER.

[Book #39883]       Price: $250.00
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ROADS OF DESTINY. O. Henry. ROADS OF DESTINY.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition. Name and date (1911) on front endpaper, otherwise very good or better with very minor wear. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #41386]       Price: $150.00
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THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER. A. P. Herbert. THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1921). Reprint. First G&D printing from the Knopf second printing plates. Very good or better with light wear, in a very good or better dust jacket that is tanned on spine, and has a few small skinned spots, shallow chips to the spine ends and closed tears along the flap hinges, but the jacket otherwise shows very little edgewear.

[Book #51358]       Price: $60.00
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VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory. J. R. Hicks. VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition. THE MAN FOR WHOM THE "HICKSIAN DEMAND FUNCTION" IS NAMED.

[Book #54570]       Price: $1,500.00
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