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TWO FOR THE DOUGH. Janet Evanovich. TWO FOR THE DOUGH.
New York: Scribner, (1996). First edition. Advanced reader's copy. SIGNED on title page. Small stamp on front endpaper, otherwise fine condition in glossy paperwraps.

[Book #51920]       Price: $60.00
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THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848. D. Morier Evans. THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848.
London: Letts, Son, and Steer, 1848. First edition. The author's first book. "Facts and figures illustrative of the events of that important period, considered in relation to the three epochs of The Railway Mania, The Food and Money Panic and The French Revolution." A scarce contempory historical account. Also containing an appendix with a list of the "English and Foreign Mercantile Failures, with the Balance Sheets and Statements, of the Most Important Houses." 151 pages, plus 80-page appendix and 16 pages of publisher ads. Evans, was assistant city correspondent on the Times, a post he occupied several years before assuming direction of the money articles in the Morning Herald and Standard. In addition to his regular work, Evans was connected with several other commercial and financial periodicals, among them the Bankers' Magazine, to which he was a principal contributor; the Bullionist; and the Stock Exchange Gazette. He also conducted the literary and statistical departments of the Bankers' Almanac and Diary. This first book was followed by "History of the Commercial Crisis, 1857-8," and the "Stock Exchange Panic, 1859," among others. About very good in somewhat soiled and faded original cloth, which has been rebacked with original spine laid down, and with new endpapers, linen hinges and sewn headbands added.

[Book #52684]       Price: $750.00
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THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. William Faulkner. THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.
New York: Modern Library, (1959). Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / Caracas / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." During a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela in April 1961, Faulkner visited a book club in Maracay founded in his honor by fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray's son (from whom the book was purchased), Mr. Faulkner stayed with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas who were responsible for arranging this "out of protocol" event. Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; the book club’s lending-library stamps on the dust jacket flaps have offset to the free endpapers, affecting Faulkner’s inscription (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good. In an edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. INSCRIBED BY FAULKNER.

[Book #52461]       Price: $3,750.00
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THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE. Timothy Findley. THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE.
Toronto: General Publishing, (1967). First edition of the author's first book. INSCRIBED to his "Uncle Doug": "I dropped in to see Father and I thought perhaps you might enjoy my signing this - my first novel. Best wishes Tif / Timothy Findley / Cannington / October 10,1967." Tanning to front endpaper (offset from item previously laid in), unfortunately where the inscription is written, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with only light wear to spine ends.

[Book #39960]       Price: $250.00
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DARKNESS AND THE DEEP. Vardis Fisher. DARKNESS AND THE DEEP.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1943). First edition. The first volume in Fisher's "Testament of Man" series. Blue cloth with very minor fading on edges, otherwise near fine; in very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and one small scratach on spine. A nice looking copy.

[Book #49713]       Price: $120.00
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ROLE OF HONOUR. Ian Fleming, By John Gardner. ROLE OF HONOUR.
(London): Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1984). First edition. The fourth volume of the continuation of James Bond by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket with the barest rubbing on top front corners.

[Book #49407]       Price: $200.00
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LICENCE RENEWED. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. LICENCE RENEWED.
London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton, (1981). First edition. The first "James Bond" by Gardner. Production error causing the first signature to stick out just a bit--about an eighth of an inch, otherwise fine in unpriced dust jacket assumedly for export, which was and is relatively common.

[Book #49671]       Price: $100.00
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AND SUDDEN DEATH. J. S. Fletcher. AND SUDDEN DEATH.
New York: Hillman-Curl, Inc. 1938. First U.S. ediiton. Minor cover wear but still good to very good in dust jacket with closed tears, edgewear and a chip at top of the spine just slightly affecting the top of "AND." Still, not a bad looking copy.

[Book #36069]       Price: $150.00
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THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph.
London/ New York: Duckworth & Co./E. P. Dutton, [1907]. First edition. Like his earlier artists' studies, this one is published in the "Popular Library of Art" series (later printing copies are in the "Masters of Painting" series). INSCRIBED, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford," most likely in the 1930's. 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. In a 1973 letter to Thomas Moser regarding, among other things, the Arthur Mizener biography of Ford, THE SADDEST STORY, Keating wrote, "I found [it] very interesting but wondered a bit about his facts. For instance, the references he made to me (several times) were not entirely correct. During the last few years I had quite a lot to do with Ford and I am happy to say that I feel I did not let the old man down." Original red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front cover and TEG. Mild damp staining to and along spine, otherwise only minor wear and would be very good. Harvey A23 calls for brown boards, making this a variant in a nicer binding. INSCRIBED TO COLLECTOR AND BENEFACTOR, GEORGE KEATING.

[Book #53788]       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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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
London: Michael Joseph, (1976). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with back panel lightly aged.

[Book #52747]       Price: $150.00
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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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TO A YOUNG WRETCH. Robert Frost. TO A YOUNG WRETCH.
(New York: Spiral Press, 1937). First edition. Holiday greeting, this one with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Illustrated with woodcuts by J.J. Lankes. Plain white paperwraps in thin, gold dust jacket printed in black. Some edge chipping, still a very good example of this very fragile jacket. In original mailing envelope addressed to Phillips Palmer in Frost's hand. Together with TWO TELEGRAMS TO PHILLIPS PALMER. One dated December 11th and sent to Palmer at his home by Frost's wife, "Mr Frost sick in bed suggest your coming next Monday instead of tomorrow." And the other sent by Frost to Palmer at Middlebury College (where Frost taught at the Bread Loaf School of English for so many years), "Must be misquoted sounds not the least like me in form or content someone must be trying to set me up in a new pretentiousness...." The telegrams, which are housed in a tattered Western Union Telegram envelope, are tanned and just starting to split at folds. INSCRIBED HOLIDAY GREETING.

[Book #52596]       Price: $500.00
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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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EL OTONO DEL PATRIARCA; [THE AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH]. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. EL OTONO DEL PATRIARCA; [THE AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH].
(Barcelona): Plaza & Janes, S. A. (1975). True first edition. Published in Spain; text in Spanish. Green textured-paper boards, gilt and white stamped spine. Dust jacket with gold wrap-around band printed in red, as issued. Near fine with base of spine crimped and lightly penciled notations (in Spanish) throughout; in near fine dust jacket with light foxing to upper rear panel and touch of rubbing to spine ends.

[Book #54931]       Price: $350.00
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STREETWALKER. Jonathan Gash. STREETWALKER.
New York: Viking Press, 1960. First American edition. Written anonymously and attributed to Jonathan Gash. If so, his first book. The view from the prostitute's vantage. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #23279]       Price: $75.00
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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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INTEREST TABLES; Also, Banking Time-Tables. Jacob Gillmeyer. INTEREST TABLES; Also, Banking Time-Tables.
(no place: No publisher), 1836. "Pocket edition," first edition thus. Small (3.75 x 5.5"), full-leather with gilt bordered boards and gilt lettering to front, with front cover detached. Publisher's advertisement pasted inside front cover (offering a reward for finding an error in the tables) chipped on outside edge affecting beginning of the lines in the first two paragraphs; first and last few leaves darkened. Still a good, tight copy with interior pages clean and bright.

[Book #52640]       Price: $75.00
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REMINISCENCES OF ANTON CHEKHOV. Maxim Gorky, Alexander, Kuprin, I. A., Bunin. REMINISCENCES OF ANTON CHEKHOV.
New York: B.W. Huebsch, Inc. 1921. First edition. Translated by S.S. Koteliansky and Leonard Woolf. By Gorky, Alexander Kuprin, and I.A. Bunin. Spine label a little darkened and tiny hole in back of hinge edge, otherwise very good or better, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #42268]       Price: $200.00
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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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DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA OR THE BOMB PARTY. Graham Greene. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA OR THE BOMB PARTY.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1980). First U.S. edition, limited issue. Number 169 of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Near fine in near fine, lightly scuffed slipcase. Bookplate of collector Rolland Comstock on pastedown.

[Book #43612]       Price: $300.00
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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. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43663]       Price: $125.00
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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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SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK. Jim Harrison. SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK.
no pl. Okeanos Press, 1992. First separate edition of a short essay from his nonfiction collection, JUST BEFORE DARK. Three small drawings on top. SIGNED by Harrison, although not called for. About 9 x 13 inches in gold metal frame. Fine.

[Book #52780]       Price: $150.00
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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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