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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, 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 XXI [21] 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. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

[Book #54270]       Price: $250.00
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BIRD AT MY WINDOW: A Novel. Rosa Guy. BIRD AT MY WINDOW: A Novel.
(London): Souvenir Press, (1966). First British edition of her first book. Two small pin holes in spine and top of a few pages cut wrong in production, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear and two pin holes (matching those in the book).

[Book #20765]       Price: $50.00
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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, pencilled 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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JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008. Jim Harrison, Gregg Orr, Beef Torrey. JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008.
(Chatham, Russell). Lincoln: University of Nebraska, (2009). First edition, the "Collector's Edition," one of only 100 copies bound in full leather, each SIGNED BY HARRISON and the editors, Orr and Torrey, and with a SIGNED PRINT of "Late Afternoon"--the illustration BY RUSSELL CHATHAM used for the dust jacket of the trade edition--housed in envelope pasted inside the rear cover. An extensive, "real" bibliography, i.e., it covers all of Harrison's work, tells one how to identify first printings, and provides printing quantities (when available). 331pages, including index. Illustrated with pictures of the book jackets, covers, broadsides, etc., and with a frontis portrait of Harrison by Barry Moser. Foreword by Harrison, and introduction by Robert DeMott. Fine.

[Book #47326]       Price: $250.00
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THE LOST GALLEON: And Other Tales. Bret Harte. THE LOST GALLEON: And Other Tales.
San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Printers, 1867. First edition of this collection of poems. Dark-rose cloth boards stamped in gold on front; brown, coated endpapers. Spine and edges faded to brown, some light staining to covers, marginal loss at spine ends and corners, altogether better than good. Housed in custom cloth sleeve and slipcase with leather spine stamped in gold (light wear at spine).

[Book #22980]       Price: $250.00
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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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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers. Colin Higgins. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers.
Los Angeles: Miller-Milkis/.Higgins/ Ziegler Associates, (circa 1975). Presumed early draft with title printed as SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. The 1976 comedy-thriller that first paired Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine.

[Book #52895]       Price: $75.00
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PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR. Patricia Highsmith. PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR.
London: Henemann, (1983). First edition. Very minor bump to bottom corner, still fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53241]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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LEDA. Aldous Huxley. LEDA.
New York: George H. Doran Co. [no-date]. First U.S. edition, published in 1920. About very good with cover sunned and rubbed, light soiling and scattered foxing, name on first free endpaper.

[Book #29051]       Price: $50.00
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LET EACH MAN REMEMBER. Josephine Jacobsen. LET EACH MAN REMEMBER.
Dallas, TX: Kaleidograph Press, (1940). First edition of AUTHOR'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK. Near fine with previous owner's name and date neatly written on front endpaper and faint foxing on page edges. In dust jacket with a few small closed tears, shallow chipping, light soiling and spine slightly tanned. Joseph Brodsky once praised Jacobsen's poetry for its "reserve, stoic timbre, and its high precision."

[Book #35635]       Price: $200.00
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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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ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D: During the last Twenty Years of His Life. Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi. ANECDOTES OF THE LATE SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D: During the last Twenty Years of His Life.
London: Cassell & Co Ltd. 1887. First edition. A selection from Cassell's National Library Series. Edited by Professor Henry Morley. Piozzi and her first husband, Henry Thrale, were intimates of Samuel Johnson's. A pocket-sized book with decorative boards and ads for other Cassell books and products on endpapers. Binding a little soiled and shaken but still intact, otherwise about very good with spine ends frayed.

[Book #47297]       Price: $100.00
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A GIFT OF TIME: A Play in Two Acts. Garson Kanin. A GIFT OF TIME: A Play in Two Acts.
New York: Random House, (1962). First edition. Adapted from the book DEATH OF A MAN by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.

[Book #33282]       Price: $50.00
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FROM JEHOVAH TO JAZZ. Helen L. Kaufmann. FROM JEHOVAH TO JAZZ.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937. First edition. "Music in America for psalmody to the present day, with Illustrations by Alajalov." Spine and edges sunned a bit but lettering readable; in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear and a few light foxed spots on back panel.

[Book #52444]       Price: $100.00
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OSIRIS CHIERICO. Naum Knop. OSIRIS CHIERICO.
Buenos Aires: Ediciones de Arte Gaglianone, 1987. First edition. With a full-page INSCRIPTION from Knop on front endpaper, dated 2-2-89 Washington. One of 1,500 numbered copies (of a total of 1,700). The work of the Argentine artist, with numerous illustratrations, mostly in black and white, but with some in color. Includes several essays in Spanish and English with biographical information. 183 pages, a large quarto. About fine in black cloth and original pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #53116]       Price: $150.00
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THE RED BOOK OF HEROES. Lang Mrs., Andrew Lang. THE RED BOOK OF HEROES.
A. Wallis Mills. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1909. First edition. Red cloth with gilt pictorial cover. Eight colored plates and numerous illustrations by A. Wallis Mills. Very good with spine ends beginning to fray but elaborate gilt illustration and lettering on spine and front cover still bright.

[Book #51353]       Price: $125.00
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SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures. Murray Leinster. SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First edition. His second story collection. SIGNED by the author as Leinster, and with his real name, William F[itzgerald] Jenkins. Leinster is credited with the invention of parallel universe stories, such as this collection's title story, which first appeared in 1934 in Astounding Stories magazine. Hinges a little darkened, still fine in lightly soiled dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine, and nicked at spine ends and corners.

[Book #49173]       Price: $300.00
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THERE'S TROUBLE BREWING. C. Day Lewis, as Nicholas Blake. THERE'S TROUBLE BREWING.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First edition. Offset from binding glue has darkened the endpapers, there is soiling to pp.6-7 and p.7/8 is loose, the spine ends are rubbed through to boards, plus the dust jacket is backed with brown paper and has a 2 x 1/2" chip to front panel to boot. Sort of a mess but cheap.

[Book #53558]       Price: $75.00
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MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott. Sinclair Lewis. MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, first issue with perfect folio on page 54, and the "y" in "may" on page 387 (last line) perfect. Edge rubbed and bumped, good-only condition, faint damp stain on front pastedown but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51976]       Price: $300.00
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WITNESSES OF THE TRUTH:. Paul Lindsay. WITNESSES OF THE TRUTH:
[New York: Random House, 1992]. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Proof with clear plastic front cover, black cloth spine, and cardboard back. 8 1/2 x 11". Near fine with light soiling and scratches to the back.

[Book #51429]       Price: $60.00
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A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems. George MacDonald. A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co. 1872. First U.S. edition. Royal blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design. Good or better with covers rubbed but gilt still relatively bright and binding still tight.

[Book #52537]       Price: $250.00
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A KEY TO THE SUITE. John D. MacDonald. A KEY TO THE SUITE.
London: Robert Hale, (1968). First UK edition. Originally published in 1962 in paperback in the U.S. This is an uncorrected proof copy of the English edition which, when published, was the first hardback of this title. Very good in green printed wraps. The only early Hale proof we have ever handled. Rare.

[Book #40090]       Price: $350.00
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PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS. John D. MacDonald. PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. Near fine with the visible aging of pages common to this publisher's books issued during the period; in a slightly soiled dust jacket with light rubbing.

[Book #35837]       Price: $125.00
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