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JAMES JOYCE'S HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY Side and Front Views. James Joyce, By Richard Ellmann. JAMES JOYCE'S HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY Side and Front Views.
Washington, D. C. Library of Congress, 1982. First edition. A lecture by Ellmann delivered at the Library on March 10, 1982. 28 pages including a frontis drawing of Joyce by Brancusi and a full-page photo of him. Fine in green paperwraps.

[Book #39684]       Price: $60.00
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THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES. Donald Justice. THE SUMMER ANNIVERSARIES.
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (1960). First edition. Fine in slightly soiled dust jacket wih tanned spine, a few tiny edge tears and tape reinforcement to verso of head of spine. The 1959 Lamont Poetry Selection.

[Book #35660]       Price: $120.00
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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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KINSEY PHOTOGRAPHER: A Half Century of Negatives. Darius and Tabitha Kinsey. KINSEY PHOTOGRAPHER: A Half Century of Negatives.
San Francisco: Scrimshaw Press, 1975. First edition. An important early photographer. One of 2,500 copies. Two volumes, with contributions by Darius, Jr., and Dorthea, their son and daughter. Illustrated with sepia-tone full-page photographs throughout. Original buckram with photographic illustration mounted on front board of each volume. Folio-sized, 10 1/2 x 13"; each volume with a tipped-in color-plate frontis. Volume 1: The Family Album & Other Early Work; and Volume 2: The Magnificent Years. Fine, as issued, without dust jackets in the original slipcase. Almost as new.

[Book #53289]       Price: $200.00
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DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE. William Kitchiner. DIRECTIONS FOR INVIGORATING AND PROLONGING LIFE; Or, THE INVALID'S ORACLE.
New York: J & J Harper, 1831. First American edition from the sixth London edition. Revised and improved by T. S. Barrett. Covers agreeable methods to relieve indigestion and strengthen the action of the stomach and bowels, among other things. 252 pages including index; early, full-leather binding worn on edges but still good and tight. Bookplate of Ronald G. Curlin M.D.

[Book #35870]       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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DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED. Virginia Lanier. DEATH IN BLOODHOUND RED.
Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc. (1995). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. First state with "Anthony" misspelled "Athony" on front panel of dust jacket. A beautiful copy, fine in dust jacket.

[Book #32854]       Price: $175.00
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CALL FOR THE DEAD. John le Carre. CALL FOR THE DEAD.
London: Gollancz Ltd. 1961. First edition of his first book. Endpapers replaced, minor cover wear, otherwise very good or better. Lacking the dust jacket. HIS FIRST BOOK.

[Book #48949]       Price: $950.00
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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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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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MINUTE FOR MURDER. C. Day Lewis, as Nicholas Blake. MINUTE FOR MURDER.
London: Crime Club / Collins, (1947). First edition. Barest sunning to spine ends otherwise near fine. In good to very good price-clipped dust jacket with internal tape repair, general wear and few small chips (one affecting corner of first letter in title on spine).

[Book #53559]       Price: $150.00
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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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SAMUEL LONGFELLOW: Memoir and Letters. Samuel Longfellow, Joseph May. SAMUEL LONGFELLOW: Memoir and Letters.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1894. First edition. Top edge gilt. Cloth cover shows wear on spine ends and corners, black endpapers a little chipped on back inner hinge, previous owner's name and date on front free page, still good to about very good.

[Book #50074]       Price: $50.00
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THE SCARLET RUSE. John D. MacDonald. THE SCARLET RUSE.
London: Robert Hale, (1975). First UK and first hardback edition, preceding the U.S. hardback by five years (the true first edition was a paperback original published in 1973). One corner lightly creased, touch of faint foxing to page fore edges, still a bright, fine copy in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #49469]       Price: $200.00
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STOLEN IN THE NIGHT. Patricia MacDonald. STOLEN IN THE NIGHT.
New York: Atria Books, (2007). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52185]       Price: $60.00
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THE LOVE OF THIS LAND: An Address Delivered by Archibald MacLeish. Archibald MacLeish. THE LOVE OF THIS LAND: An Address Delivered by Archibald MacLeish.
(New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1954). First edition. Keynote Address delivered at the opening session of the Freedom Forum Marking the 40th Anniversary of Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith November 21, 1953. Very good or better with the barest wear, as issued without dust jacket.

[Book #49833]       Price: $60.00
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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2008). First edition. Second issue of the Norman Mailer Review. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. ONE OF 26 LETTERED COPIES ("D") SIGNED BY E. L. DOCTOROW, DON DELILLO, GUNTER GRASS, WILLIAM KENNEDY and the editor. Though the colophon states there were 40 specially bound copies, there were actually 41 total: the 26 lettered copies in cloth; 9 numbered copies in leather, and 6 copies for presentation. Includes a transcript of the Mailer memorial held at Carnegie Hall which was emceed by Charlie Rose and featured readings by Gunter Grass (read by Rose), Kennedy, Tina Brown, DeLillo, Sean Penn, et al; tributes by Doctorow, Gay Talese, et al; and "Articles, Interviews, Miscellany," which includes "What's Wrong with America," "Acceptance Speech for National Book Foundation Award," and "The Bodily Function Blues" by Mailer. Over 550 pages, including a bibliography of Mailer's work and 5 pages on the Mailer Writers Colony. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #48317]       Price: $600.00
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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Norman Mailer. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII and cited as one of Burgess's best 99. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED, "To Adeline/ with -- after all these vicissitudes -- much love./ Norman." Wear to the cheap black paper boards on bottom and top edges and some offset to endpapers, still better than good in about very good dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was 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 weigh in on the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer subsequently submitted it to Rinehart, who published it in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968, she played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer’s film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "AFTER ALL THESE VICISSITUDES"

[Book #49635]       Price: $1,500.00
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TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. Norman Mailer. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE.
New York: Random House, (1984). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. A murder novel set in one of the author's home towns, Provincetown. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49025]       Price: $125.00
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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. One of 110 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. An additional forty copies were issued for presentation. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #47966]       Price: $150.00
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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse. Groucho Marx. AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse.
(Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc. 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good nurse and a nice woman / Groucho." It is likely the inscription is to Barbara Winger Bruner, who worked for Marx in 1977, the final year of his life. (According to a 1983 UPI Bulletin, Bruner testified in a lawsuit filed by Marx's estate against Erin Fleming, the Canadian actress who was Marx's companion, characterizing her actions as "hostile and abusive.") This best-selling album was recorded at Carnegie Hall during Marx's last one-man show. The insert features a pictorial collage and quotes from celebrities including T.S. Eliot -- "Your portrait hangs on my wall next to W.B. Yeats. You are my most coveted pin-up. And I am your utmost admirer." Fine.

[Book #54865]       Price: $750.00
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BRIGHT CENTER OF HEAVEN. William Maxwell. BRIGHT CENTER OF HEAVEN.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. About very good with cloth binding lightly rubbed and soiled, spine ends and corners rubbed, spine slightly faded and bumped on ends, small tear in cloth at top of spine, rear endpaper lightly soiled, and a few small marks of soiling to the outside edge of the text block. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51856]       Price: $400.00
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THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER. Carson McCullers. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition. Her first book, and the first in a string of works by McCullers to give voice to the rejected, forgotten, mistreated and oppressed. On Time Magazine's list of 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 and ranked seventeenth on the Modern Library's list of 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Oatmeal covers a little aged and soiled but still internally clean and very good with corners sharp. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54933]       Price: $350.00
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MAMA. Terry McMillan. MAMA.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1987. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with minimal edgewear but yellow faded to white on spine, although red lettering still good.

[Book #30708]       Price: $125.00
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DESERT ROSE. Larry McMurtry. DESERT ROSE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page "For Pat" (not ours) and SIGNED Larry McMurtry. Round embossed blind stamp on bottom of half-title page, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #48210]       Price: $175.00
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