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A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR. John Irving. A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR
(London): Bloomsbury, (1998). True first edition, preceding all others. Uncorrected proof, the earliest noted, in gold-colored, printed paperwraps, versus pictorial. Basis for the movie "The Door in the Floor" starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, which Irving co-wrote. Near fine, with just a touch of minor rubbing to tips.

[Book #50809]       Price: $250.00
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BLACK MANHATTAN. James Weldon Johnson. BLACK MANHATTAN.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1930. First edition. His story of the Negro in New York. Covers are very good but spine faded. Still, a tight, square copy with good top stain. Lacking dust jacket, but in a new FACSIMILE jacket.

[Book #48161]       Price: $125.00
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EXILES A Play in Three Acts. James Joyce. EXILES A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Viking, 1951. Second American edition. Originally published in 1918. This edition includes unpublished notes by Joyce discovered after his death, and an introduction by Padraic Colum. One of 1975 copies. Original cloth spine and red boards are fine, in dust jacket with spine and edges a bit tanned, and a small chip and closed tears.

[Book #46008]       Price: $300.00
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ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART. Rudyard Kipling. ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART.
Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1926. First separate book edition of this fishing story which previously appeared in a magazine. Number 85 of 176 copies printed for The Rowfant Club by Bruce Rogers. Marbled boards with printed label. Faint shadow where bookplate was removed from pastedown, otherwise fine. In original dark-blue paper chemise and matching slipcase with printed label. Slipcase shows wear to corners and edges, tiny portion of spine label is missing affecting "g" in "fishing," and a small piece is missing from bottom edge. Still a quite presentable example of the fragile slipcase. AN ANGLING NARRATIVE.

[Book #52351]       Price: $850.00
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PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama. Heinrich Von Kleist. PENTHESILEA: A Tragic Drama.
[New York]: HarperCollins Publishers, (1998). First edition. Translated and introduced by Joel Agee. Uncorrected proof, fine in tan paperwraps. Includes glossy pictorial dust jacket, with drawings by Maurice Sendak.

[Book #33314]       Price: $50.00
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THE END OF THE FLIGHT. Burton Kline. THE END OF THE FLIGHT.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1917). First edition. Near fine in aged and lightly soiled dust jacket with small, internal tape repair and a few shallow chips. Scarce in this condition.

[Book #40135]       Price: $100.00
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THE SHRIKE. Joseph Kramm. THE SHRIKE.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled in dust jacket with very shallow chipping, a few short closed tears and some soiling.

[Book #23385]       Price: $50.00
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IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND. A. Henry Savage Landor. IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First U.S. edition. An account of a journey into Tibet; capture by the Tibetan Lamas and soldiers; imprisonment, torture and ultimate release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. Two volumes, 307 and 248 pages, respectively, illustrated with photgravures, 8 colored plates, 50 full page and 150 text illustrations and a folding map from surveys by the author. Top edges gilt. Lacking the frontis in volume 2 and minor cover wear, otherwise a very good, bright set.

[Book #34396]       Price: $150.00
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Harper Lee. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1960). Eleventh printing of first edition, in same binding as the first. Her first book, a Pulitzer Prize winner that was made into an award-winning movie. Slight fading to spine and and few small spots of waterstaining on edge of back of hinge, otherwise an about very good copy. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54437]       Price: $250.00
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THE WANDERER. Fritz Leiber. THE WANDERER.
London: Dennis Dobson, (1967). First UK edition and first edition in hardback of this Hugo Award-winning book. In first-issue dust jacket without Seacon seal on front cover. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with spine subtly tanned, light crease to top front panel, and only mild soiling to rear panel.

[Book #53313]       Price: $300.00
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MEAT FOR MURDER. Lange Lewis, Jane Lewis Brandt. MEAT FOR MURDER.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1943). First edition of Jane Lewis Brandt's third book, under a pseudonym using her mother's maiden name and her own last name at the time. Murder of a vegetarian. Name on front endpaper, otherwise very good to fine in a nice bright dust jacket with a few small chips and wear on corners and spine ends and two closed tears.

[Book #40261]       Price: $150.00
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DODSWORTH. Sinclair Lewis. DODSWORTH.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1929). First edition. Cover shows some wear and there's light creasing on the spine, otherwise good to very good in later-state dust jacket (two reviews on bottom of front flap) with professional restoration to corners and spine ends, which looks very good. The first-state dust jacket is scarce.

[Book #25604]       Price: $200.00
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THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRY: With Illustrations from Old English Writers. Mark Antony Lower. THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRY: With Illustrations from Old English Writers.
London: John Russell Smith, 1845. First edition. With numerous wood engravings from designs by the author. In the original red, decoratively blind-stamped boards with gilt-stamped design on front and back and more elaborately on spine. 24 pages of publisher's ads bound in at end. Lacking chromolithograph half-title page, otherwise about very good with covers lightly spotted and soiled, small tear to cloth at base of spine, bookplate (Alan K. Dolliver) on front pastedown, and offset to Appendix B apparently from item previously laid in.

[Book #52570]       Price: $250.00
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WHAT'S MINE'S MINE. George Macdonald. WHAT'S MINE'S MINE.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, (1886). First US edition. Very good with hinge paper starting in the front, light foxing to endpapers, covers lightly soiled and rubbed, most noticeably at spine ends and corners, and few small tears to base of spine. The multi-colored decorations and gold lettering on the cloth binding is still bright and vibrant.

[Book #51456]       Price: $200.00
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SHADOW MYSTERY "When You Got a Pigeon" in Volume LIII, Number 5. John D. MacDonald. SHADOW MYSTERY "When You Got a Pigeon" in Volume LIII, Number 5.
New York: Street & Smith, Dec. - Jan. 1948. First edition. Includes "Death Between Dance" by Cornell Woolrich and "Ten Glass Eyes" by Maxwell Grant. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps with spine ends worn.

[Book #39976]       Price: $50.00
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THE DOOMSTERS. Ross Macdonald. THE DOOMSTERS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1958. First edition. The seventh book in the Lew Archer series. Many sources believe this book marked a series turning point, when Macdonald abandoned his imitations of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett and found his own voice. It also marks Archer's turning point as a man more interested in understanding the criminal than in catching him. Slightly cocked but very good with printed, patterned boards still bright and unfaded, but with a few faint foxed spots and a bit of glue bleed through at hinge paper; in a very good dust jacket with minor soiling, a few shallow chips to spine ends and corners, and some old tape backing on verso and a few short tears. SEVENTH BOOK IN THE LEW ARCHER SERIES.

[Book #51517]       Price: $500.00
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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SON. Norman Mailer. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE SON.
New York: Random House, (1997). First edition. Uncorrected proof, SIGNED by Mailer on the half-title page. Tentative publishing date of May 1997. Fictionalized life story chronicled by Jesus himself. Fine in blue-and-white publisher's-logo printed paperwraps. SCARCE PROOF SIGNED.

[Book #48865]       Price: $150.00
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"PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers. Norman. Larry Rivers Mailer. "PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers.
Rivers, Larry. Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A limited edition print of a Rivers' drawing of Mailer commissioned by Time magazine for its cover but never used because Newsweek ran a cover story on Mailer the previous week. Mailer standing barechested, hands on hips with a rose in his mouth in front of and part of a collage-style drawing of himself. Issued in three states: 50 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Rivers (this copy); 50 copies signed by Rivers only and 50 signed by Mailer only. In addition, there were 20 hors commerce copies of the first state, all designated P/P (printer's proof). This copy signed by both. 10x12" with white border. With a colophon page "Portrait of Norman Mailer." Both laid in a red folder. Fine to new.

[Book #37176]       Price: $100.00
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REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE BOUNDARY LINE ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND. Edward B. Mathews, Wilbur A. Nelson. REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE BOUNDARY LINE ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND.
Baltimore: No Publisher, 1928. First edition. The boundary in accordance witih the Award of 1877. Map. Minor wear on spine ends and corners, otherwise a very good to fine, clean copy, lacking dust jacket (if it ever had one).

[Book #22520]       Price: $50.00
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THE SUMMING UP. W. Somerset Maugham. THE SUMMING UP.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First edition. Autobiographical ramblings. Black cloth boards; top edge red. About fine with barest wear in price-clipped dust jacket with wear and chipping on top edge and front spine fold and corners but otherwise still very good.

[Book #54470]       Price: $75.00
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TIME WILL DARKEN IT. William Maxwell. TIME WILL DARKEN IT.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948. First edition. Very good with edges lightly rubbed and showing some fraying, especially at spine ends; in bright, near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with scattered foxing to rear panel edges and just a touch at folds, and small internal tape repairs to two inconspicuous spine tears. Scarce in dust jacket, especially one as attactive as this. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET.

[Book #53550]       Price: $450.00
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SIGHTS AND SPECTACLES 1937-1956. Mary McCarthy. SIGHTS AND SPECTACLES 1937-1956.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1956). First edition. Light stain on bottom page edges and small mark on bottom edge of rear board, otherwise about fine in slightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #33441]       Price: $50.00
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SWEET FOR A SEASON. Joseph McCord. SWEET FOR A SEASON.
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1939). First edition. INSCRIBED and signed by "The Author" on the front endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing along the edges, gently bumped spine ends, and endpapers showing faint offest. In a near fine, gently rubbed and soiled dust jacket, with minimal edgewear including two small closed tears at the top of the spine which have been repaired with tape to the verso. Cover art still clear and bright.

[Book #51527]       Price: $150.00
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'TIS: A Memoir. Frank McCourt. 'TIS: A Memoir.
(New York): Scribner, (1999). First edition. SIGNED by author. His second book, continuing his life story starting with the last word in "Angela's Ashes," which, of course was an instant success. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40921]       Price: $60.00
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A SMUGGLER'S BIBLE. Joseph McElroy. A SMUGGLER'S BIBLE.
New York: Harcourt Brace, (1966). First edition. Uncorrected proof of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A touch of very minor soiling to covers, still a fine copy in printed yellow paperwraps. Scarce in such nice condition.

[Book #35514]       Price: $120.00
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