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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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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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THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1940. First edition. A Perry Mason mystery. Tiny bumps to top corners otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with spine lettering toned. PERRY MASON MYSTERY.

[Book #54769]       Price: $500.00
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ON MORAL FICTION. John Gardner, Champlin. ON MORAL FICTION.
New York: Basic Books, (1978). First edition. The author's goal, he felt, was to take moral stands, especially on social issues, which he felt his peers weren't doing, thus endearing him to many of them. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Review slip laid in, indicating publication date of April 19, 1978.

[Book #52001]       Price: $50.00
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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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ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers. John A. Getty. ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers.
Philadelphia: E. Littell, 1831. First edition. "Designed for the use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools." Tan cloth boards, leather spine label with gilt lettering and rule. Good only with covers soiled and spine label worn (but still somewhat legible), front free endpaper lacking, damp stains, pencil notations, etc.

[Book #52563]       Price: $100.00
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THE NAZARENE GOSPEL RESTORED. Robert Graves, Joshua, And Podro. THE NAZARENE GOSPEL RESTORED.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1954. First U.S. edition. The book was published July 15th--this date is written on the front endpaper and dust jacket spine in pencil. There are also pencil underlinings to a number of pages, so we assume it was a review copy. The book is fine with red top stain still bright; in dust jacket with wear and tiny chips on folds and spine ends and corners. Still, nicer than one normally sees for this large, heavy book (982 pages).

[Book #41857]       Price: $275.00
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THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM. Robert Graves. THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM.
London: Cassell and Co. (1950). First edition. Fine with just a touch of faint spotting to page top edge. In bright, clean, near fine dust jacket with touch of minor wear and small amount of light foxing to flaps.

[Book #35794]       Price: $75.00
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THE STOLEN STATESMAN. Leonard R. Gribble. THE STOLEN STATESMAN.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1932. First U.S. edition. An Inspector Anthony Slade Mystery. Gribble (1908-1985), a founding member of the Crime Writers Association, also wrote Westerns and books on criminology and other subjects. His many pseudonyms included Sterry Browning, James Gannett, Leo Grex, Louis Grey, Piers Marlowe, Dexter Muir and Bruce Sanders. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear. Quite scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #54771]       Price: $350.00
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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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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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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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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #31011]       Price: $200.00
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SWEET & DEADLY. Charlaine Harris. SWEET & DEADLY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK -- SIGNED by Harris on the title page. Ticket from the signing event laid in. This first book from the best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse "Southern Vampire Mysteries" which were the basis for the HBO television series "True Blood." Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket which is otherwise fine. Scarce first edition, scarcer still signed. HER FIRST BOOK, SIGNED.

[Book #51659]       Price: $375.00
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JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008. Jim Harrison, Gregg Orr, Beef Torrey. JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008.
(Chatham, Russell). Lincoln: University of Nebraska, (2009). First edition, the "Collector's Edition," one of only 100 copies bound in full leather, each SIGNED BY HARRISON and the editors, Orr and Torrey, and with a SIGNED PRINT of "Late Afternoon"--the illustration BY RUSSELL CHATHAM used for the dust jacket of the trade edition--housed in envelope pasted inside the rear cover. An extensive, "real" bibliography, i.e., it covers all of Harrison's work, tells one how to identify first printings, and provides printing quantities (when available). 331pages, including index. Illustrated with pictures of the book jackets, covers, broadsides, etc., and with a frontis portrait of Harrison by Barry Moser. Foreword by Harrison, and introduction by Robert DeMott. Fine.

[Book #47326]       Price: $250.00
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BOOK FOR SENSEI. Jim Harrison. BOOK FOR SENSEI.
Pacifica: Big Bridge Press, 1990. First edition. One of 74 numbered copies. There were also 26 signed lettered copies. Poems by Harrison, Rothenberg, McClure, Whalen, Kyger, and Codrescu, with illustratations by Nancy Davis. Accordian-folded sheet attached to boards in back and front. In slipcase. Nice production and scarce. Signed by the artist.

[Book #45454]       Price: $450.00
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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 DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004. Seamus Heaney. THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004.
Dublin: Irish Writers Center, 2005. First edition. Number 8 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes two poems and an essay written by Seamus Heaney in memory of Milosz. Designed by Pawel Tryzno and printed partially on Zanders Zeta paper and partially on handwoven paper by the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland. The book has stainless steel covers and comes in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles published in Polish newspapers in the days following Milosz's death. Housed in an elaborate, folding, black-cardstock case with dripping black-ink design on one edge and author's name in silver on front. There were another 50 copies in the special deluxe edition in an even more intricate housing. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

[Book #50591]       Price: $1,500.00
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BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago. Ben Hecht. BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. More stories from Hecht's early days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News, a continuation of sorts of his first book,1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO (1922). Hecht was known for his chronicles of high and low life in Chicago, New York and Hollywood in novels, short stories, plays and a stream of memoirs, as well as for his award-winning work as a screenwriter (he won the very first Academy Award for original screenplay for "Underworld" in 1927 and worked on the screenplays for many classics). Octavo patterned-cloth boards; black cloth spine stamped in green; top edge appears to have been green (now faded). Spine a bit dulled otherwise very good to near fine; in good to very good dust jacket with significant chipping to spine ends, though not affecting any lettering. A scarce book that is scarce to rare in jacket.

[Book #54682]       Price: $450.00
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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 GREAT MAGOO. Ben. Fowler Hecht, Gene. THE GREAT MAGOO.
Rosse, Herman. (New York: Covici Freide, 1933). First edition. A play in three acts and 8 scenes by Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler, with decorations in full color by Herman Rosse. Light shelfwear, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with light edge rubbing, a 3/4" by 1/4" chip in upper front panel (affecting the "E" and G" in title), slight tanning to edges of flaps and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. Still, a bright, attractive copy.

[Book #34054]       Price: $125.00
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QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog]. Ernest Hemingway, Luis Quintanilla, John Dos Passos. QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog].
New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, no-date [1934]. First edition. Catalog for the exhibition of Quintanilla's dry points held at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 20 to December 4. Single sheet folded twice to make six pages; measuring approximately 6 1/8 x 9 3/8" when folded. Hemingway's essay covers two pages while Dos Passos's is one page. Creased where folded again (to fit in a pocket?) otherwise very good. Hanneman B16. ESSAYS BY HEMINGWAY & DOS PASSOS.

[Book #54902]       Price: $200.00
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BY-LINE: ERNEST HEMINGWAY: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades. Ernest Hemingway. BY-LINE: ERNEST HEMINGWAY: Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades.
London: Collins, 1968. First UK edition. Edited by William White and with commentaries by Philip Young. Uncorrected proof in slightly cocked red paperwraps with the front corners a little creased, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #41039]       Price: $150.00
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BRASS ANKLE: A Play. Du Bose Heyward. BRASS ANKLE: A Play.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1931). First edition, trade issue (there was also a limited edition). A "drama of white folks in the deep South, caught in circumstances beyond their control," by the author of PORGY. Gilt spine lettering a little darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine slightly toned but lettering still bright and just one tiny chip to top, rear spine tip. The jacket would be near fine to fine if it weren't for the "Protect-O-Cover" coating applied -- or perhaps that's the reason it's so nice. Either way, it's there, along with an inconspicous blindstamp along the fore-edge of the rear flap fold (identifying it as having been "protected"). Unusual nonetheless in such nice condition, with the orange-colored jacket unfaded and basically unworn.

[Book #41583]       Price: $150.00
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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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