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THE ROCK: A Pageant Play. T. S. Eliot. THE ROCK: A Pageant Play.
London: Faber & Faber, (1934). First edition. The simultaneously issued wrapper edition a little darkened around edges and spine, otherwise very good in gray paperwraps printed in black on front and spine.

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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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HYDROPHTHALMIA OR CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA Its Causes, Treatment, and Cure. Eye Treatment, J. Ringland Anderson. HYDROPHTHALMIA OR CONGENITAL GLAUCOMA Its Causes, Treatment, and Cure.
Cambridge: University Press, 1939. First edition. With a foreword by Sir John Herbert Parsons. Contains three large folding charts in pocket on back pastedown. Edges lightly rubbed, still very good or better in dust jacket with only light chipping and few small tears. Scarce.

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DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry. Kenneth Fearing. DEAD RECKONING: A Book of Poetry.
New York: Random House, (1938). First edition. Pastedowns unavoidably darkened, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #13651]       Price: $50.00
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MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK). Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1924. First edition. A volume containing the short story "Old Man Minick," as well as the play "Minick," which was based on it. Title page states that there is "also a brief and quite gratuitous explanation by the authors." Frontis of old men in the park and three full-page photos from the play. Very good with only minor cover wear and endpapers showing a touch of offset. Lacking dust jacket.

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WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED. Eugene Field. WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED.
Washington D.C. Privately Printed, 1901. First edition. #98 of 100 hand illuminated copies. Near fine in lightly soiled white paperwraps with one small closed tear along the bottom of the front cover.

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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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MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel. Martin Flavin. MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1940). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "Autographed for Gretta with my love Feb. 6th 1941 [7 more lines] Martin." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners; in worn but still good or better dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

[Book #52275]       Price: $250.00
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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 BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story. Ford Madox Ford, Ford H. Madox Hueffer. THE BROWN OWL: A Fairy Story.
F. Madox Brown. London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1892. Stated "Second edition," though we assume this is actually a second printing or even the first edition, first printing with a new title page inserted (see below). His first book, written to amuse his sister Juliet and published when he was just seventeen years old. Illustrated with two full-page, black-and-white plates by his grandfather, F. Madox Brown, a painter closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. Harvey does not mention this second "edition"-- published the same year as the first--but does note a fourth edition dated 1898 and that "in all editions the title page is in red and black" [Harvey, A1(a-b)]. This copy in quarter blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine with cloth over boards matching that of the first edition, and with pattern on cloth extending to page edges, as in the first. Plain cream-colored endpapers pasted over the original patterned endpapers of the first edition, which are still just barely visible around the edges. Illustrated extra title page lists three titles in the "Children’s Library" on verso, as we presume does the first, and printer's leaf following p.165 reads "Printed by R. & R. Clark, Edinburgh" as in the first edition. INTERESTINGLY, an 1892 New York, Cassell Publishing Company, stated "third edition" DIGITIZED FROM THE HOLDINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LIBRARY is also clearly published using the same plates (if not sheets) and with the same illustrated extra title page listing three titles, printer’s leaf following p.165, and even with the "T. Fisher Unwin" logo on verso of the title page. One has to wonder whether Fisher Unwin sold the sheets from the various print runs with the offer of a cancel title page already inserted. Or, more likely, whether there was only ever one print run--given that there are very few copies in libraries worldwide (between 50 and 60 copies split between several records on OCLC) and only a handful currently offered for sale online. (Which would make Ford’s estimate that "it sold many thousands more copies than any book I ever wrote" highly unlikely [Harvey, p.4].) Contemporary gift inscription at head of page listing titles in the Children’s Library and another pasted to opposing blank page, few minor smudges to margins, covers rubbed and tips a little frayed, still about very good. FORD MADOX FORD'S FIRST BOOK--AN INTERESTING COPY WHICH MAY REVEAL MUCH ABOUT THE PRINTING HISTORY OF THIS BOOK.

[Book #53794]       Price: $350.00
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BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. BETWEEN ST. DENNIS AND ST. GEORGE: A Sketch of Three Civilisations.
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton [George H. Doran Company], 1915. First U.S. edition. Not recorded in Harvey [A48]. Issued with British sheets, including the Hodder & Stoughton title page; in red cloth (vs grayish-brown) with Doran imprint at base of spine; lettered in black on front cover and in gilt on spine (the London edition is lettered in black on front and spine). The companion volume to WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT, which was published earlier the same year. Light crease to front board, otherwise very good with spine just a little dulled. NOT RECORDED IN HARVEY.

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SINGLE-HANDED. C. S. Forester. SINGLE-HANDED.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1929. First U.S. edition. Published in UK as BROWN ON RESOLUTION. "'Single-Handed' is blood and thunder, but the blood is real and the thunder, the thunder of the twelve inch guns" --Dublin Evening Mail. Brown, trapped on the most remote island of the Galapagos, has the odds against him. A precursor to Forester's Hornblower novels of the sea. Narrow offset on endpapers, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with wear on corners and spine ends, tiny hole at bottom of front panel, and tape reinforcement to verso of spine ends.

[Book #40088]       Price: $600.00
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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.

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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First edition of his first book. An uncorrected proof copy. INSCRIBED to "Clive Hirschhorn / With best wishes. John Fowles." A story of the abduction and imprisonment of a woman, told first from the abductor's viewpoint, then from hers, and then back to him in the last few pages. Clive Hirschhorn is a South African writer and critic who moved to London in 1963. He is known for his long tenure as film and theater critic for the British Sunday Express newspaper and as the author of several well-received books about the film industry and its stars. He was also a serious book collector whose highspots were put at auction in 2012, including this one. And someone we always enjoyed having drinks or dinner with when we were in London. Light green paperwraps with the Cape-logo design. About fine in a specially made clamshell box. INSCRIBED PROOF.

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ODDS AGAINST. Dick Francis. ODDS AGAINST.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Barest wear on front corners of book and faint offsets on endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with back panel slightly soiled, closed tear on hinge and wear to spine ends. Still a very nice copy. SIGNED BY FRANCIS.

[Book #52737]       Price: $500.00
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RAT RACE. Dick Francis. RAT RACE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1970). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on ittle page. Fine in about very good, price clipped dust jacket with closed tear on front hinge fold at bottom and other minor wear.

[Book #52738]       Price: $200.00
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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.

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THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE.
New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1942. First edition. Very good or better with top page edges slightly foxed and offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket. An early work by the author of the Perry Mason series.

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LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND. Alis Goldate. LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND.
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the free endpaper in 1976. Very good or better with a touch of rubbing to the bottom of the spine. In a price-clipped dust jacket that has a thin short line of blue offset to the front cover (appears to be a production error), but otherwise has just the barest wear and would be in fine condition.

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DARK PASSAGE. David Goodis. DARK PASSAGE.
New York: Dell, (1957). First of this edition, a Dell mapback. The first edition was published in 1946. Goodis's prolific output of short stories and novels epitomizing the noir fiction genre maintain a deep identification with the city of his birth, Philadelphia, where he used what he observed in the skid row neighborhoods of his home town to craft his stories of lives gone wrong (Wikipedia). Minor wear on corners but still very good in pictorial paperwraps.

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Kenneth Grahame, illustrator Ernest H. Shepard. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
Shepard, Ernest H. London: Methuen & Co, (1931). Ernest Shepard illustrations, first edition thus. The 38th edition of this beloved tale, which was first issued in 1908 with a frontispiece by Graham Robertson as its only illustration. Gift inscription on first blank page, few scattered spots of foxing, corners rubbed, and faint stain to front cover; otherwise very good in original gilt-stamped green cloth. Lacking dust jacket.

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UNDER GREEN APPLE BOUGHS. Lucile Grebenc. UNDER GREEN APPLE BOUGHS.
George Plank. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1936. First edition. Illustrated by George Plank. The story of making a home out of a dilapidated weekend cottage. Near fine in good to very good price-clipped dust jacket with light chipping to spine ends and corners, spine a bit tanned and rubbed and rear panel somewhat soiled. Scarce.

[Book #54479]       Price: $75.00
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FLAMING GUNS. J. E. Grinstead. FLAMING GUNS.
New York: The Dodge Publishing Co. (1938). First edition. "Blazing guns -- yes. Intrigue and theft and double dealing and fear and high courage and depth of despair"--- What more can we say? It's got it all. Gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very good or better in a slightly chipped and repaired dust jacket that is actually very colorful and attractive.

[Book #32554]       Price: $150.00
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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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