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IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems. Barbara Howes. IN THE COLD COUNTRY: Poems.
New York: Bonacio & Saul / Grove Press, 1954. First edition. Author's second book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light crease to bottom corner front panel.

[Book #43115]       Price: $50.00
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BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things. Mary Howitt. BIRDS AND FLOWERS: And Other Country Things.
Boston: William D. Ticknor, 1843. Second U.S. edition. Bookplate of Major James Edwards Poore. Pictorial title page hand colored. Also a number of appropriate pencil illustrations added at beginnings of a few poems. Cover shows wear but the copy is still tight and good or better. EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS.

[Book #39182]       Price: $100.00
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EUROPE IN ZIGZAGS. Sisley Huddleston. EUROPE IN ZIGZAGS.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1929. First edition. Fine in a very nice, bright dust jacket with one small tear and one small chip.

[Book #43939]       Price: $150.00
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Victor Hugo. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
New York;: A. L. Burt, [c. 1923]. First edition thus, the FIRST PHOTOPLAY EDITION. Illustrated with four full-page stills from the 1923 Universal film directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Lon Chaney as the hunchback, Quasimodo. Spine lettering faded a bit otherwise very good or better; in about very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54695]       Price: $300.00
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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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REEDS AND MUD. Vicente Blasco Ibanez. REEDS AND MUD.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1928). First U.S. edition. Translated from the the Spanish by Isaac Goldberg. An unconventional love story set in a Spanish fishing village. Fine in dust jacket with wrap-around band: "The Dutton Book of the Month for April." Hard to believe one could find a better copy. Only the barest wear and two short closed tears on folds.

[Book #41854]       Price: $200.00
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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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AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD. Kazuo Ishiguro. AN ARTIST OF THE FLOATING WORLD.
London: Faber & Faber, (1986). First edition of his second book, short listed for the Booker Award and winner of the Whitbread Prize (with sticker announcing this on front cover). The presumed second issue with "Richard Clay Ltd." on copyright page (versus "Butler & Tanner"). Pages showing some aging which is common with British books using acidic paper. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #48840]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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MEDEA Freely Adapted From the MEDEA of Euripides. Robinson Jeffers. MEDEA Freely Adapted From the MEDEA of Euripides.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition, second issue with "least" present on page 99, line 21 (lacking in the first issue). Near fine with pages slightly age darkened; in dust jacket with very light soiling, one closed tear and very minor edge wear.

[Book #25177]       Price: $50.00
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ULYSSES. James Joyce. ULYSSES.
Paris: Shakespeare & Co. 1925. First edition, sixth printing, in August 1925. Rebound in full blue cloth with slightly faded spine. The front cover from the original white paperwraps, slightly soiled, is bound in at front, and the original spine (tanned and somewhat soiled) is mounted on page at rear. Previous owner's name and date (1929) on the original front endpaper. An altogether very good, rebound copy of his most famous book.

[Book #49531]       Price: $500.00
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MY RELIGION. Helen Keller. MY RELIGION.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1927. First edition. Spine fading, otherwise very good in dust jacket with edge wear and chips on spine ends and corners.

[Book #42359]       Price: $100.00
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THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN. Carolyn Kizer. THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1961). First edition. Her first book, a collection of poetry. INSCRIBED on first page and on her laid-in business card "to Elaine and Sam, her guardian angels." Very good in pictorial paperwraps (a simultaneous hardback was also published) with minor fading on spine and edges and a little rubbed.

[Book #54401]       Price: $125.00
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ANCESTORS & DESCENDANTS OF SARAH ELEANOR LADUE. Sarah Eleanor Ladue, Mrs. Grant Rideout. ANCESTORS & DESCENDANTS OF SARAH ELEANOR LADUE.
Chicago: Privately printed, 1930. First edition. Compiled by Mrs. Rideout for Mrs. Albert W. Harris. A genealogy illustrated with photographs, family crests, and numerous family trees. THREE PAGES OF TYPED ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS from a family member laid in. Near fine in red cloth boards (also noted in blue) with light wear to covers and paper clip marks to first few leaves. Ownership signature and address of Grant Rideout on first blank page.

[Book #52481]       Price: $100.00
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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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SEA AND SARDINIA. D. H. Lawrence. SEA AND SARDINIA.
Jan Juta. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1921. First edition. Eight full-page color illustrations by Jan Juta. Back hinge starting, minor wear on board corners, cloth at spine somewhat soiled, altogether very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50470]       Price: $200.00
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ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION. Michael Z. Lewin. ASK THE RIGHT QUESTION.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1971). First edition. First mystery, preceded by HOW TO BEAT COLLEGE TESTS. Small soil spot on top edge, edge of the bottom front corner and front endpaper have small, light water stain, otherwise fine in dust jacket without any corresponding stain.

[Book #22038]       Price: $50.00
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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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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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LINCOLN DAY BY DAY: A Chronology 1809-1865. Abraham Lincoln, Earl Schenck Miers, William E. Baringer. LINCOLN DAY BY DAY: A Chronology 1809-1865.
Washington: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission, 1960. First edition. 3 volumes. Edited by Miers, Baringer, and C. Percy Powell. A chronology of Lincoln's day-to-day whereabouts and activities. Vol. I covering 1809-1848; vol. II, 1849-1860; and vol. III, 1861-1865; plus a comprehensive index. Volume one a little faded, still a near fine set. Presumed as issued, without dust jackets.

[Book #52343]       Price: $250.00
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THE CROSSROADS An Inner Sanctum Mystery. John D. MacDonald. THE CROSSROADS An Inner Sanctum Mystery.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. A cheap production with corners and spine edges showing minor wear in a bright dust jacket shallow chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #40319]       Price: $75.00
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PALE GRAY FOR GUILT. John D. MacDonald. PALE GRAY FOR GUILT.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1971. First US edition. Very good with four marks to the cover that appear to be from tape removal, and spine ends bumped with tiny tears. In a very good, lightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket, with one tiny chip to the top of the spine, one closed tear to the back, and a few crease marks.

[Book #51485]       Price: $600.00
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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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BARBARY SHORE. Norman Mailer. BARBARY SHORE.
New York: Rinehart, (1951). First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED "To Adel and Lucky / - from the sweet / megalomaniac / With love / Norman / April 1951." Head of spine creased and bumped, edge wear to the cheap boards, light foxing to endpapers, small stain to fore edge, otherwise about very good in lightly chipped dust jacket with rubbing to edges and folds. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). GOOD ASSOCIATION.

[Book #49638]       Price: $1,250.00
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