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ICEBREAKER. Ian Fleming, John Gardner. ICEBREAKER.
London: Jonathan Cape / Hodder & Stoughton, (1983). First edition. The third James Bond book by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49672]       Price: $125.00
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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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RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914. Ford Madox Ford. RETURN TO YESTERDAY: Reminiscences 1894-1914.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931. First edition. His scarce, second memoir, covering the years from 1894 to the outbreak of World War I. Head of spine beginning to fray, light evidence of insect damage to edges, general wear; still good or better in like dust jacket with several large chips, and long tears internally repaired with tape. What can we say? It's a scarce book, scarcer still in jacket. SCARCE IN ANY JACKET.

[Book #53765]       Price: $250.00
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DRIVING FORCE. Dick Francis. DRIVING FORCE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Very slight lean and former owner's name on front end paper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52752]       Price: $50.00
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THE EDGE. Dick Francis. THE EDGE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1988). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52751]       Price: $50.00
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ENQUIRY. Dick Francis. ENQUIRY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1969). First edition. Fine in a near fine price clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52739]       Price: $150.00
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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1976). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52396]       Price: $100.00
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THE SPORT OF QUEENS. Dick Francis. THE SPORT OF QUEENS.
London: Michael Joseph, (1957). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. From the author of the best-selling mysteries set in the world of horse racing. His first book, an autobiography. Cloth edges very slightly faded and small rubbed spot to front pastedown otherwise near fine; in very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket with subtle rumpling to front panel, light edge rubbing, a touch of foxing, and few small tears.

[Book #54763]       Price: $300.00
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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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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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ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry. William H. Gass. ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1975). First ediiton. One of 225 numbered copies SIGNED by Gass and Godine. Fine in dust jacket in slipcase. Author Doris Grumbach's personal copy with her initials on the front endpaper and the half-title page.

[Book #29306]       Price: $150.00
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WORKS OF GOETHE: In ten volumes. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. WORKS OF GOETHE: In ten volumes.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, (1885). First edition thus. The works in 10 volumes plus "Life of Goethe" by Hjalmar Boyesen. Each volume profusely and lavishly Illustrated by the "Best German Artists." 64 full-page steel engravings, 128 full-page wood engravings and hundreds of illustrations in the text. Imperial octavo, gilt-stamped flexible black leather covers; red moire endpapers. Interiors fine but covers quite worn and therefore a good set only. PROFUSELY & LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED.

[Book #51612]       Price: $500.00
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JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529. Robert Graves, , John Skelton. JOHN SKELTON: (Laureate) 1460 (?) - 1529.
[No place: No publisher, No date (circa 1943)]. First edition, later issue. Poems modernized by Graves. Originally published by Ernest Benn in 1927, this is the remainder binding issued by Eyre & Spottiswoode (E & S) who purchased the Benn stock; the covers are the same as for "The Augustan Poets Series" published by them in 1943 but with wine-red, simulated-cloth cover pasted over with cut-out to reveal only the title on front cover. This copy with errata slip laid in; "f" broken on p.28; slug absent p. 14, line 3; smudge on p. 21; and broken "c" p.22. Few foxed spots on inside of covers, otherwise very good. Scarce.

[Book #49964]       Price: $125.00
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GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT. Robert Graves. GOOD-BYE TO ALL THAT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1929). First edition, second issue (deletions p.290 and pp.341-343 marked by asterisks). Errata slip tipped to p.398, as called for. Cloth at spine slightly faded with spot of rubbing and few tiny nicks to cloth otherwise very good or better lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54806]       Price: $175.00
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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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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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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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TOUCH. Thom Gunn. TOUCH.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #35559]       Price: $60.00
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THE TRUMPET-MAJOR. Thomas Hardy. THE TRUMPET-MAJOR.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1880. First U.S. edition. Number 118 in Holt's "Leisure Hour" series. Pictorial, burnt-orange colored cover shows minor soiling and edgewear, but still a very nice copy.

[Book #29483]       Price: $300.00
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THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS. Jim Harrison, Russel Chatham. THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS.
Seattle: Winn Books, 1986. First edition. Number 38 of a stated 350 copies, SIGNED BY HARRISON and the illustrator, RUSSELL CHATHAM. Together with a suite of FIVE 14 x 18" PRINTS SIGNED BY CHATHAM, each marked AP and numbered "31/40," and a colophon indicating the suite was produced specifically to accompany 175 copies of the book. Supposedly 175 of the 350 copies of the book were signed by both Harrison and Chatham and came with the suite of prints by Chatham, and the other 175 were signed only by Harrison and did not include the prints. As so few of the purported 175 suite of prints have shown up on the market, we wonder if there were more than 40 copies of the "proof" and if those are what sometimes appear. (The publisher has indicated in a letter to us that none of the copies were numbered. Yet, this copy is numbered and there are others recorded as such.) The book is near fine and the slipcase is lightly soiled with a few small smudges, and a faint half-moon shadow, presumably a partial glass ring, but still very good or better. The prints and accompanying colophon are fine.

[Book #52697]       Price: $1,250.00
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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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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne, By Annie Fields. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1899. First edition. Part of the Beacon Biographies of Eminent Authors series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, this work includes the first appearance of many of Hawthorne's letters. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Fields to Elizabeth Fairchild. Annie Fields was the wife of the publisher and author, James T. Fields. She and James were friends of Hawthorne, as well as of other literary notables of their day. Intricately engraved frontispiece and title page; top edge gilt. Very good with minor rubbing to the edges, most noticeably at the spine ends and corners, still an attractive copy.

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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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THE SEARCHING WIND A Play in Two Acts. Lillian Hellman. THE SEARCHING WIND A Play in Two Acts.
New York: Viking Press, 1944. First edition. Very good with pages age darkened, some soiling to page edges and cloth edges rubbed; in a slightly age-darkened dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling, a few short closed tears and very shallow chipping.

[Book #25471]       Price: $50.00
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THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story. Ernest Hemingway. THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1923: and the Yearbook of the American Short Story.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. (1924). First edition. Edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Dedicated to and includes "My Old Man," Hemingway's first book appearance in the U.S.; also includes short stories by Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Edna Ferber, et al. First issue with Hemingway misspelled "Hemenway." Spine somewhat faded and text block toned otherwise very good lacking dust jacket. [Hanneman B1, Grissom.

[Book #54870]       Price: $200.00
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