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A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID. Thomas Hardy. A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1913. First edition. Volume XVIII of "The Wessex Novels." Green cloth boards stamped in gold; page top edges gilt; frontis photo; map tipped in. Damp stain to bottom corner front cover, otherwise would be very good or better.

[Book #10386]       Price: $90.00
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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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BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America. William Least Heat-Moon. BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America.
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown & Co. (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED with a quote from the book and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A travel chronicle, illustrated with personal photos, of the author's journey to follow the paths of his ancestors. Uncorrected proof, fine in paperwraps with ink notations of pagination and other changes, and title written in ink on bottom page edges.

[Book #47723]       Price: $125.00
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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND. Robert A. Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1961. First edition in later dust jacket with photo of Heinlein on back. Code "C22" bottom of p.408; green boards lettered in gilt; top edge green. Good or better, well-read copy with spine dulled and edges rubbed and a bit bumped. In very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket with minor toning to spine and light edge wear. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54892]       Price: $1,000.00
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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: $4,500.00
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MEN WITHOUT WOMEN. Ernest Hemingway. MEN WITHOUT WOMEN.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition, second printing weighing 13.6 oz. Grissom believes the perfect "3" is more likely indicative of earlier copies than the weight, and this copy has the "3" bruised at bottom. Very good with bookplate on pastedown, light offset to rear endpaper, spine label chipped on edges, and rubbing to the cover, particularly at the spine ends and corners, where the cloth binding has frayed slightly. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51565]       Price: $150.00
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HARLEM STORY. John Hewlett. HARLEM STORY.
New York: Prentice-Hall Inc. (1948). First edition. Fine with only the lightest rubbing; in a very good dust jacket with some age darkening, a few small tears and minor edge wear.

[Book #44227]       Price: $100.00
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SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK. Colin Higgins. SUPER CHIEF: Screenplay for the movie SILVER STREAK.
(circa 1975). Presumed early draft with printed title SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. This copy with "stamp" of Ziegler Associates. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine. This 1976 comedy-thriller was the first pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together.

[Book #52895]       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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DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle. Oliver Wendell Holmes. DOROTHY Q: Together with a Ballad of the Boston Tea Party & Grandmother's Story of Bunker Hill Battle.
Howard Pyle. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1893. First edition. With Illustrations by Howard Pyle. Second issue with "clashed" (versus "flashed"), p.50:8 [BAL 9042]. Ornate, silver-stamped lettering and design on dark, slate-green cloth; page top edges silver. Small crimp to top rear corner, otherwise fine. A lovely copy.

[Book #48241]       Price: $100.00
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FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series. Langston Hughes, Coutee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay. FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1927). First edition. Selections from each poet's previous works; introduction by Alain Locke, "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance. Stapled selfwraps with cover serving as title page; 31 pages. Address on rear cover and one tiny tear, otherwise fine. Quite scarce.

[Book #54916]       Price: $200.00
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WOLFWATCHING. Ted Hughes. WOLFWATCHING.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1990). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in gray paperwraps with publisher's letter laid in.

[Book #30867]       Price: $60.00
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ON THE MARGIN. Aldous Huxley. ON THE MARGIN.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1923. First edition. The cloth and spine label near fine with only the barest wear and light offsetting near hinges; in a near fine, unchipped dust jacket with a tiny skinned area on front cover affecting the edge of the letters "R" and "G" in title. Extra spine label tipped in (at rear).

[Book #49558]       Price: $150.00
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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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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: A Novel. John Irving. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: A Novel.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1978). First edition. His fourth book and the one that brought him general attention. Made into a wonderful movie starring Robin Williams as T.S. Garp, who sees himself as a "serious" writer, and with a great cast including Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Swoosie Kurtz. Fine in dust jacket with touch of rubbing, otherwise fine.

[Book #54779]       Price: $100.00
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THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK An Idle Fancy. Jerome K. Jerome. THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK An Idle Fancy.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1921. First U.S. edition of the "Play Edition." Jerome was a very popular writer in his time, and his humor still holds up nearly a century later. Near fine with previous owner's name and date on front endpaper and page edges and cloth cover lightly soiled; in dust jacket with tape reinforcement on edges of verso, a few closed tears, one small nick and light soiling. Still, a nice copy.

[Book #25464]       Price: $50.00
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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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ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Elisha Kent Kane. ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.
Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. "Illustrated by upwards of 300 engravings, from sketches by the author." Folding map in each volume. Ex-library with typical markings on spine and endpapers. Cloth at spine ends chipped still a good, solid set.

[Book #52669]       Price: $275.00
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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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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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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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A FAMILY MADNESS. Thomas Keneally. A FAMILY MADNESS.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. BOLDLY INSCRIBED on title page, "Not even Oskar Schindler could have saved them. Tom Keneally 1999" (no recipient). Uncorrected proof, fine in printed yellow paperwraps with handwritten projected date of publication (March 18), price, and agent contact info. GREAT INSCRIPTION.

[Book #49798]       Price: $150.00
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PRINCES OF THE NIGHT. Joseph Kessel. PRINCES OF THE NIGHT.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1928). First American edition. Basis for the French movie "Nuits De Princes." Translated by Jack Kahane, writer and publisher who founded the Obelisk Press in Paris in 1929 after his publisher, Grant Richards, went bankrupt. Kahane mixed serious work with smut in his list of publications--he was able to take advantage of a legal loop-hole whereby books published in France in English were not subject to the censorship otherwise practiced at the time.The Obelisk Press published Henry Miller's TROPIC OF CANCER and other works which fellow publishers would not touch for fear of prosecution, among which were LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER and some of Joyce's works. Back cover has minor water stain, though not rippled, and there is a tiny insect hole at fore edge of 20 or so pages, otherwise the book is bright and near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with some water staining on verso resulting in some minor darkening showing through on front. Still, close to very good.

[Book #49669]       Price: $150.00
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MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts. Sidney Kingsley. MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Covici Freide, (1933). True first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production. Basis for the 1934 film starring Clark Gable and Myrna Loy. Faint pale-green stain to lower cover edges (not affecting spine) otherwise would be a crisp near fine copy of this book. In a good example of the scarce dust jacket with chipping to extremities affecting top of "N" in "MEN." Touch up with black marker evident on verso where there is also internal tape repair. A scarce book, scarcer still in any semblance of the original jacket. "Is There a Doctor in the House?"

[Book #54807]       Price: $175.00
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