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SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics. Susan Hale. SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics.
Boston: S. W. Tilton and Co. (1885). First edition. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine; floral endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings. Ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown, small call numbers on spine, penciled call numbers on contents page, and rear card pocket. Art store label on title page between author's name and publication information. Boards rubbed and lightly shelfworn, otherwise good or better with lettering bright and interior clean.

[Book #52574]       Price: $75.00
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THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers. Thomas Hardy. THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers.
London: Macmillan Co. 1923. First edition. An attractive pictorial cover in green with gilt stamping. Slight wear to corners and spine ends still near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49866]       Price: $125.00
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TWO SIGNED CHECKS: ONE SIGNED BY ERNEST, THE OTHER BY PAULINE: MATTED AND FRAMED TOGETHER WITH A PHOTOGRAPH. Ernest Hemingway, Pauline. TWO SIGNED CHECKS: ONE SIGNED BY ERNEST, THE OTHER BY PAULINE: MATTED AND FRAMED TOGETHER WITH A PHOTOGRAPH.
Check No. 62 for $200, in Hemingway's hand and signed by him, drawn on The National City Bank of New York, September 14 1932, and made payable to Sarah E. Dousman. The online Guide to the Ernest Hemingway Collection at The John F. Kennedy Library, Boston, MA, records an undated 4-page letter from Dousman in Red Lodge, MT, to Pauline, but does not elucidate its contents or her relationship to the Hemingways. However, the main character, Robert Jordan, in FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS hails from Red Lodge, which was a favorite vacation spot of Hemingway's, so perhaps they knew each other (or conducted business) during his visits there. Together with Check No. 176 for $100 made out to "Cash" on May 22 1933 and signed by Pauline. Matted and framed together with a copy of the well-known AP images of Hemingway arriving in New York on an oceanliner in 1934 with "(second wife) Pauline 'Fife' Pfeiffer." Checks are approximately 2.5 x 6.5"; photo is approximately 6 x 6" and frame is approximately 12.5 x 21". Altogether near fine.

[Book #53856]       Price: $3,500.00
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WINNER TAKE NOTHING. Ernest Hemingway. WINNER TAKE NOTHING.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition. His third collection of stories, fourteen in total with nine being published for the first time. About very good with spine ends bumped, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, gold spine label somewhat dulled and a little askew but label on front still bright, and cloth showing some areas of light insect damage. Small bookplate on front pastedown and light offset to the endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51885]       Price: $200.00
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AN O. HENRY OLIO: Being a privately assembled and bound collection of stories. O. Henry, Zona Gale Lawrence Gilman. AN O. HENRY OLIO: Being a privately assembled and bound collection of stories.
No-place: No-publisher, No-date. First edition thus, a personal assemblage of short stories mostly from "Everybody's Magazine." Thirteen in all: 11 by O. Henry and one each by Gilman ("Modern Masters of Music") and Gale ("The Return of Endymion"). O. Henry stories included are "The Sphinx Apple," "The Fifth Wheel," "The Halberdier of the Reinschloss," "The Fourth in Salvador," "Tobins Palm," "Phoebe," "The Caballero's Way," "A Night in New Arabia," "The Rose of Dixie," "Holding Up a Train," and "Hearts and Crosses." Unprinted small 4to orange paper boards; handwritten title page. Near fine.

[Book #54976]       Price: $125.00
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DUNE. Frank Herbert. DUNE.
Philadelphia: Chilton Books, (1965). First edition in first-issue dust jacket priced $5.95 and with 4-lines of publisher's information at base of rear flap. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. Near fine in bright dust jacket with professional repair to shallow chips on spine ends and corners. A nice copy. AWARD-WINNING, SCI-FI HIGHSPOT.

[Book #53662]       Price: $3,000.00
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STAR SPANGLED VIRGIN. Du Bose Heyward. STAR SPANGLED VIRGIN.
Nadejen, Theodore. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First edition. Very good with light soiling on the cloth binding along the hinge in front and back; and offsets at the endpaper hinges, which appears to be from the glue used on the pastedown. In a very good dust jacket that is lightly soiled, most noticeably on the white back panel, with a few minor rub marks, spine ends and corners showing shallow chipping, and a few closed tears. Spine is slightly faded, but cover art on front panel still clear and bright.

[Book #51503]       Price: $100.00
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TOURIST SEASON. Carl Hiaasen. TOURIST SEASON.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition of his first solely-authored book. A review copy with publisher's promo sheet and review slip laid in. INSCRIBED, "For Lana, Best wishes, Carl Hiaasen." Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear, otherwise fine. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors.

[Book #54774]       Price: $150.00
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RIPLEY UNDER GROUND. Patricia Highsmith. RIPLEY UNDER GROUND.
London: Heinemann, (1970). First UK edition. The second Ripley, made into a movie in 2005. Two corners very lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with spine background faded (lettering still bright) and very minor edgewear in a few small areas.

[Book #53248]       Price: $200.00
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MANHATTAN PASTURES. Sandra Hochman. MANHATTAN PASTURES.
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dustwapper which has a few foxed spots.

[Book #43118]       Price: $60.00
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PLANNING FOR SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR. Alfred Hopkins. PLANNING FOR SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR.
New York: Architectural Book Publ. Co., Inc. (1931). First edition. Well illustrated with designs and photographs, many of which are full page. Very good with penciled name on front endpaper and title page, small faint glass ring on front cover, spine a little dulled, and edges of frontis and title page foxed. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52470]       Price: $60.00
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THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM. William Dean Howells. THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM.
Boston: Ticknor & Co. 1885. First edition. Mixed state with ads opposite title page (as called for in the first printing) but broken type in bottom line p.176, which BAL doesn't consider a valid issue point. A Merle Johnson Highspot. Bookplate on front pastedown and corners and spine ends a bit rubbed, otherwise very good.

[Book #45549]       Price: $150.00
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THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK. Clair Huffaker. THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK.
Brad Holland. New York: Trident Press, (1973). First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Brad Holland. A western novel of sorts, set in 1880's Russia -- American Cowboys and Russian Cossacks drive a herd of cattle 4,000 miles through Siberia. Fine in dust jacket with a few small closed tears.

[Book #54734]       Price: $150.00
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SIMPLE SPEAKS HIS MIND. Langston Hughes. SIMPLE SPEAKS HIS MIND.
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1950). First edition. Green cloth boards with black and gilt lettering, top edge stained black. Good to very good with spotting to rear board and gutters, lower edges shelfworn, and small light stain to fore edge front fly leaf. In somewhat darkened and soiled dust jacket with chipping to spine ends affecting edges of publisher's name.

[Book #52624]       Price: $60.00
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MURDER ON SAFARI. Elspeth Huxley. MURDER ON SAFARI.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First American edition. Very good with minor aging and wear and a small notch at bottom of first 30 pages (about a quarter inch high and an eighth inch wide). Lacking dust jacket but with a new FACSIMILE jacket.

[Book #48096]       Price: $125.00
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A SENSE OF THE WORLD. Elizabeth Jennings. A SENSE OF THE WORLD.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). First edition. Page edges and endpapers somewhat foxed and spine ends slightly bumped, otherwise near fine in bright price-clipped dust jacket with light foxing to upper edge of rear flap and very faint foxing to rear panel.

[Book #35749]       Price: $60.00
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FRUITS & VEGETABLES. Erica Jong. FRUITS & VEGETABLES.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1971). First edition. Her first book, although she went on to become more famous for her FEAR OF FLYING. Presumed review copy, without a review slip but with photo of Jong laid, which differs from the one used on the back of the dust jacket (photo is very good with spotting on verso visible at margins). Fine in bright, fine dust jacket with inconspicuous foxing to rear flap.

[Book #49470]       Price: $150.00
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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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JOYCE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH, PARIS, 1924. James Joyce. JOYCE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH, PARIS, 1924.
[Circa 1980s]. Black-and-white photograph printed sometime in the 70's or 80's judging by the Kodak stamping to verso. Appears to be from the same shoot as a photo of Joyce and family located in the Archive Photos of Getty Images. In the Getty Images photo the family is hatless, the men have removed their coats, and father and son flank mother and daughter; whereas in this photo the family dons hats and coats and Nora Barnacle (Joyce's partner and future wife) is seated with her family behind her. A much more attractive photo in our opinion. Fine.

[Book #54901]       Price: $125.00
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DON'T TOUCH ME. MacKinlay Kantor. DON'T TOUCH ME.
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition, in two very different dust jackets: the original dust jacket and a jacket advertising the first Bantam Books printing with "Presentation copy--Courtesy of Bantam Books" on front panel. The book itself is very good or better, as is the original dust jacket (edges nicked and rubbed, rear panel slightly soiled, creased and rubbed tear to bottom, front corner). The Bantam dust jacket, with a slightly different, grayscale version of the eventual color paperback illustration, has plain flaps, title and author on spine (no mention of publisher), and notes on the back cover, "This Presentation Copy Is the Original Random House Edition." The jacket is light rubbed, chipped at spine ends and corners, and slightly faded at spine. An interesting copy.

[Book #43317]       Price: $100.00
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I'D RATHER BE RIGHT: A Musical Revue. George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart. I'D RATHER BE RIGHT: A Musical Revue.
New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. Satirical political musical with score by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Illustrated with photographs from the original staged production. Hinges a little darkened, otherwise near fine in somewhat edgeworn, price-clipped dust jacket with spine ends rubbed and nicked (affecting "Kaufman" at head of spine), rubbing and short tears to edges, and shallow 1" chip from bottom edge, rear panel. Still, a bright dust jacket; illustrated with a photo of George M. Cohan in the role of Roosevelt on front.

[Book #49079]       Price: $150.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Helen Keller. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
New York, 1944. One full page, typed letter on Helen Keller's personal stationery; addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and dated June 24, 1944. The letter, soliciting donations for financial support for the American Foundation for the Blind, is SIGNED in ink in Keller's hand. At the time, Keller had been working for the AFB for twenty years (as she states in the letter). The letter describes the experience of being without sight and extols the virtues of the organization. Lightly creased where previously folded in quarters, otherwise fine.

[Book #49509]       Price: $500.00
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BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME. William Kennedy. BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME.
New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition of the author's third book, the second novel in his "Albany Cycle." One of our favorites, of his books. Fine in black dust jacket with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends and two short closed tears.

[Book #42836]       Price: $125.00
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GOLDILOCKS. Walter and Jean Kerr. GOLDILOCKS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1959. First edition. Spine ends very lightly rubbed, otherwise about fine in dust jacket with closed tear. Musical comedy, with lyrics by Joan Ford, Walter and Jean Kerr.

[Book #33098]       Price: $50.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald, illustrator Willy Pogany. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Willy Pogany. Philadelphia: David McKay, (1942). First edition thus, with black-and-white art-deco style illustrations by Willy Pogany. INSCRIBED BY POGANY, "To Irving Bromer with best wishes, Willy Pogany." Small-quarto maroon cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; top edge maroon. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, still very good lacking the box.

[Book #49503]       Price: $250.00
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