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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 The first priting was withdrawn when the Laura Riding Jackson estate sued Mr.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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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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BOOK FOR SENSEI. Jim Harrison. BOOK FOR SENSEI.
Pacifica: Big Bridge Press, 1990. First edition. One of 74 numbered copies. There were also 26 signed lettered copies. Poems by Harrison, Rothenberg, McClure, Whalen, Kyger, and Codrescu, with illustratations by Nancy Davis. Accordian-folded sheet attached to boards in back and front. In slipcase. Nice production and scarce. Signed by the artist.

[Book #45454]       Price: $450.00
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THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joseph Hayes. THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED: "To Dr. Allan Berne - Allen with cordial good wishes-----Joseph Hayes 7 Oct. 58". Slight offset on endpaper behind inscription, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears, one very small chip and a small skined spot on spine fold.

[Book #41379]       Price: $60.00
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QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog]. Ernest Hemingway, Luis Quintanilla, John Dos Passos. QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog].
New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, no-date [1934]. First edition. Catalog for the exhibition of Quintanilla's dry points held at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 20 to December 4. Single sheet folded twice to make six pages; measuring approximately 6 1/8 x 9 3/8" when folded. Hemingway's essay covers two pages while Dos Passos's is one page. Creased where folded again (to fit in a pocket?) otherwise very good. Hanneman B16.

[Book #54902]       Price: $200.00
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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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SEABISCUIT: An American Legend. Laura Hillenbrand. SEABISCUIT: An American Legend.
New York: Random House, (2001). First edition. One of the surprise bestsellers of recent years, about the horse that was one of the biggest stories of 1938 and united the country in that depression era. First jacket priced $24.95 and no audio ad on back flap. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43036]       Price: $125.00
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THE DARK WIND. Hillerman Tony. THE DARK WIND.
New York: Harper & Row, 1982. First edition. His second Jim Chee novel. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54777]       Price: $75.00
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VOYAGE HOME. Sandra Hochman, Louise Bogan. VOYAGE HOME.
(Paris): Two Cities Editions, (1960). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on title page, "For Louise Bogan in admiration, Sandra Hochman (with great hopes of meeting you soon - as I have best regards from Claire Gall to give you when I return - in a few weeks- to New York!)." Pages slightly age darkened, minor edge rubbing and very light soiling, otherwise about near fine in blue-and-white, printed paperwraps. A nice association copy. Scarce.

[Book #45607]       Price: $60.00
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THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League. Emerson Hough. THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co. (1919). First edition. By a writer best known for his westerns. The quasi-government American Protection League was "a voluntary organization that attempted to enforce patriotism and stifle dissent during World War I." (Wikipedia). Hough's book calls for "selective immigration, deportation of un-Americans, and denaturalization of 'disloyal' citizens and anarchists" saying "[w]e must purify the source of America's population and keep it pure." Sad to say such thinking continues to this day. Very good in good or better dust jacket with internal repair to small chip at base of spine and long tear in rear panel.

[Book #54923]       Price: $100.00
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DEATH AND THE DOWAGER. Bertrand Huber. DEATH AND THE DOWAGER.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Co. 1934. First edition. What starts with the theft of silver at an English week-end party ends with murder. Blue-purple silk moire boards lettered in gilt on spine and stamped in gilt on front and spine with publisher's distinctive skull-and-dagger logo for the "Tired Business Man's Library." Subtle fading to spine otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with slight tanning to spine and barest wear.

[Book #54778]       Price: $150.00
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EYELESS IN GAZA. Aldous Huxley. EYELESS IN GAZA.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. First edition. Considered one of his best novels. Nice condition with strong red lettering and solid red top stain; in red dust jacket with a few small closed tears and tiny skinned spots, but completely unfaded and bright.

[Book #45490]       Price: $300.00
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LITTLE EYOLF. Henrik Ibsen. LITTLE EYOLF.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894. First U.S. edition of the William Archer translation. One of 500 copies on small paper. Originally published in Norwegian. Very good with decorated covers lightly rubbed, light soiling and wear on spine ends and tips.

[Book #39683]       Price: $100.00
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ALASKANA Or Alaska in Descriptive and Legendary Poems. Bushrod W. James. ALASKANA Or Alaska in Descriptive and Legendary Poems.
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Third edition. Gilt page edges, decorations and lettering. Near fine with offset on endpapers.

[Book #29696]       Price: $150.00
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CONFIDENCE. Henry James. CONFIDENCE.
Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1880. First American edition. Original dark green cloth, gilt spine lettering and brown coated endpapers. Spine slightly turned, fraying and nicks at tips of spine end and corners, front hinge, once repaired, shows glue stains, otherwise very good.

[Book #42795]       Price: $200.00
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PORTRAITS OF PLACES. Henry James. PORTRAITS OF PLACES.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1883. First edition, first issue in primary binding of blue-green smooth cloth with "JAMES" in uniform letters on spine. 1,000 copies. Precedes the American edition. Light scattered foxing, boards rubbed on corners and a few light spots, back hinge starting to crack, small thin strip of cloth tape on copyright page and front endpaper (covering something?), otherwise very good.

[Book #42805]       Price: $300.00
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A WAY OF LOOKING. Elizabeth Jennings. A WAY OF LOOKING.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1955). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Spine and edges somewhat foxed and offset to endpapers, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some foxing to rear panel and background of spine faded.

[Book #35914]       Price: $60.00
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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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PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE. J. H. Kellogg, John Harvey. PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE.
Battle Creek, Mich. The Office of the Health Reformer, 1877. First edition. Odd and unusual opinions and pronouncements on sex and sexual practices from the Battle Creek doctor famous for the invention (with his brother) of Corn Flakes. Kellogg ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas, exercise and abstinence, and he was known for his "work on the rehabilitation of masturbators, often employing extreme measures, even mutilation, on both sexes. He was an advocate of circumcising young boys to curb masturbation and applying phenol to a young woman's clitoris" (Wikipedia). Topics covered herein include: Sexual Life, Use and Abuse, Chastity, Continence, Marital Excesses, Prevention of Conception, Infanticide and Abortion, The Social Evil, and Solitary Vice. "The prime object of [this book's] preparation has been to call attention to the great prevalence of sexual excesses of all kinds and the heinous crimes resulting from some forms of sexual transgression, and to point out the terrible results which inevitably follow the violation of sexual law" (from the introduction). Small 8vo.; brown cloth lettered and with ornament in gilt on spine and front, blind-stamped borders to boards; brown, coated endpapers; 356 pages, including index, plus 4 pages of ads. Brief underlining and paragraph marked in margin p.89 (a section cautioning against older men "forming unions" with young girls), otherwise near fine. SCARCE TO RARE, perhaps owing to the distribution methods outlined in the introduction, "This work should be judiciously circulated; and to secure this, the publishers will take care to place it in the hands of agents competent to circulate it with discretion." Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. ODD AND UNUSUAL OPINIONS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS ON SEX AND SEXUAL PRACTICES.

[Book #54258]       Price: $600.00
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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. Robert F. Kennedy. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1967. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." Kennedy's essays on his view of the challenges of the time, which grew out of his speeches, travel, and experiences as Senator and Attorney General. Thomas "Tommy" Corcoran (1900-1981) was one of several New Deal advisors in Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust and, later, a close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. Nicknamed "Tommy the Cork" by Roosevelt, he held sway even afer leaving the White House. Near fine in dark blue cloth with very minor rubbing on corners and spine ends, in about very good dust jacket with spine ends and tips rubbed and worn and few tiny tears. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO "TOMMY" CORCORAN.

[Book #54621]       Price: $2,250.00
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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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COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING. Rudyard Kipling. COLLECTED VERSE OF RUDYARD KIPLING.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. First UK edition. Number 494 of 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by the publisher and printer. Bound in full, limp vellum and printed on English handmade paper. Top page edges and letters of front cover and spine gilt. Silk ties lacking, hinges starting, some soiling to vellum and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Still, a nice copy of a scarce book.

[Book #49618]       Price: $350.00
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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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"THERE'S BEEN MURDER DONE" A Novel of Crime, Police Work, and Punishment. K. T. Knoblock. "THERE'S BEEN MURDER DONE" A Novel of Crime, Police Work, and Punishment.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1931. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. In the "Harper Sealed Mysteries" series, with tissue seal present but opened (carefully). Touch of softening to spine ends still fine; in good dust jacket with mostly shallow edge chipping not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54780]       Price: $125.00
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