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LOST HORIZON. James Hilton. LOST HORIZON.
New York: William Morrow & Co. 1933. First U.S. edition. Basis for the Frank Capra 1937 Academy Award-winning film of the same name starring Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt and H. B. Warner. Spine a bit rumpled and gilt lettering dulled otherwise good to very good, lacking the rare dust jacket. Housed in custom cloth slipcase reproducing the spine and front panel of the original dust jacket. A scarce book.

[Book #54940]       Price: $600.00
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THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND: And Other Novels. William Hope Hodgson. THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND: And Other Novels.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1946. First combined edition: four novels, appearing in the U.S. for the first time. Only a little over 3,000 copies printed. H. P. Lovecraft lists the title novel and other works by Hodgson as among his greatest influences (Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature). Spine lettering somewhat dulled, otherwise would be near fine; in very good or better Hannes Bok-illustrated dust jacket with shallow chipping and short splits to rear flap fold.

[Book #49207]       Price: $450.00
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THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB. Inez Hogan. THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB.
Philadephia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1927). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations in black-and-white and color by the author. Black cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. A good copy with nice, bright illustrations. Spine lettering and gilt lambs on front cover fading, boards visible at corners, endpapers cracked but holding, short gift inscription on front endpaper, personal library notation along hinge of dedication page, few marginal smudges to color illustrations. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #52647]       Price: $100.00
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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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HUMOROUS POEMS. Thomas Hood. HUMOROUS POEMS.
Charles E. Brock. London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. First trade edition, following a limited, large paper issue. Preface by Alfred Ainger and 130 illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front and spine, all edges gilt. Boards visible at corners and few small spots along edges, spine ends frayed, frontis tissue darkened, faint foxing throughout, previous owner's name opposite half-title page. An attractive little book.

[Book #52646]       Price: $100.00
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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story. Benjamin L. Hooks, Jerry Guess. THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story.
(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer neighborhoods of American cities. He particpated in dialogues with the governments of South Africa and in hundreds of domestic issues affecting minorities in the United States" (from the jacket flap). Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #53131]       Price: $100.00
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THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: 1874-1920: Years of Adventure. Herbert Hoover. THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: 1874-1920: Years of Adventure.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1951. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To my friend Otto G. Lindberg from Herbert Hoover." Lindberg's great claim to fame is that in the 1930's as founder of General Drafting Co., a map-making business, he and his assistant, Ernest Alpers, added a totally fictitious place called "Agloe" to an out-of-the-way dirt road in New York state (to keep other companies from pirating their maps). "Agloe," which was an anagram of their combined initials, has subsequently appeared on maps for years -- and was only just removed from Google Maps in 2014. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with minor wear and chipping on the corners and spine ends.

[Book #53334]       Price: $500.00
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NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES. George Hopley, Cornell Woolrich. NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1945). First edition. Basis for the 1948 film starring Edward G. Robinson. Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich, better known as Cornell Woolrich, also wrote under the name "William Irish." Very nearly fine in dust jacket with few tiny tears to head of spine, spine ends and corners rubbed, and very faint damp stain to bottom corner rear panel.

[Book #49180]       Price: $400.00
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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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THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK. Clair Huffaker. THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK.
Brad Holland. New York: Trident Press, (1973). First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Brad Holland. A western novel of sorts, set in 1880's Russia -- American Cowboys and Russian Cossacks drive a herd of cattle 4,000 miles through Siberia. Fine in dust jacket with a few small closed tears.

[Book #54734]       Price: $150.00
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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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TEXTS & PRETEXTS: An Anthology with Commentaries. Aldous Huxley. TEXTS & PRETEXTS: An Anthology with Commentaries.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. Near fine with faint offset to endpapers near hinges and spine ends a little faded and shelf-worn; in near fine, unchipped dust jacket showing minor aging but still very nice and bright.

[Book #49559]       Price: $125.00
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A SHORTER FINNEGANS WAKE. James Joyce, Anthony Burgess. A SHORTER FINNEGANS WAKE
New York: Viking Press, (1967). First U.S. edition of this "painful and difficult" editing by Anthony Burgess to bring Joyce's tome to "the length of an ordinary novel." Long gift inscription on front endpaper, otherwise near fine in near fine, lightly spine faded, price-clipped dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52011]       Price: $100.00
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DON'T TOUCH ME. MacKinlay Kantor. DON'T TOUCH ME.
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition, in two very different dust jackets: the original dust jacket and a jacket advertising the first Bantam Books printing with "Presentation copy--Courtesy of Bantam Books" on front panel. The book itself is very good or better, as is the original dust jacket (edges nicked and rubbed, rear panel slightly soiled, creased and rubbed tear to bottom, front corner). The Bantam dust jacket, with a slightly different, grayscale version of the eventual color paperback illustration, has plain flaps, title and author on spine (no mention of publisher), and notes on the back cover, "This Presentation Copy Is the Original Random House Edition." The jacket is light rubbed, chipped at spine ends and corners, and slightly faded at spine. An interesting copy.

[Book #43317]       Price: $100.00
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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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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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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. Robert F. Kennedy. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1967. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." 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. Presumably inscribed to Thomas "Tommy the Cork" Corcoran (1900-1981), one of several New Deal advisors in Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust and, later, a close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. He was nicknamed "Tommy the Cork" by Roosevelt, and continued to hold sway even afer leaving the White House. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, otherwise near fine in bright, near dust jacket with just a few minior rubbed creases to spine ends and one tiny tear. INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY.

[Book #54621]       Price: $1,750.00
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WESTWARD HO! Charles Kingsley. WESTWARD HO!
Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924. Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth. "The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough in the County of Devon--In the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth." Early edition with these illustrations, not the first, but in a scarce dust jacket with different image on front panel then is on the book. The first edition was published in 1920. Both book and jacket are in very good condition.

[Book #49385]       Price: $350.00
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INDEPENDENCE: Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923. Rudyard Kipling. INDEPENDENCE: Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews, October 10, 1923.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1923. First edition. Near fine with light soiling.

[Book #29217]       Price: $60.00
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PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS. Rudyard Kipling. PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. Later printing of the UK edition (the first was in 1890) from a Macmillan Uniform Edition of his works sent by Kipling to Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Robley Dunglison Evans (1846-1912). PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title page above the title to Evans, "To the Captain of the 'Indiana' from the author / June 96:" and SIGNED "Rudyard Kipling" above his scored-through printed name. According to Evans' 1901 autobiography, A SAILOR'S LOG, (two copies of which are included), "While refitting in New York, Mr. Rudyard Kipling breakfasted on board with me . . . . Some weeks afterward he was good enough to send me a set of his books. On the title-page of PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS, facing a beautiful picture of Sergeant [sic] Mulvaney, done by my dear friend R. F. Zogbaum, he had written the following graceful lines. . . ." The graceful lines he refers to are those of an UNTITLED HOLOGRAPHIC POEM Kipling transcribed and signed on the page opposite the title page. The poem herein is generally unknown as it was never titled or collected by Kipling [Richards, note to E1-65]. (It appeared in Evans' own book; in one other, with a few minor transcription mistakes; and also a few times in journals--all around the turn of the last century.) The "beautiful picture" Evans refers to is of the character "Private Mulvaney," who makes his first appearance herein. Zogbaum's 4 x 6" gouache painting of Mulvaney is INSCRIBED BY ZOGBAUM, "To Capt R.D. Evans USN / R F Zogbaum / June '96" and pasted to the copyright page with, presumably in Zogbaum's hand, "'Tis the trut' I'm tellin' you" written beneath. KIPLING'S POEM, in four quatrains, begins with "Zogbaum draws with a pencil,/ And I do things with a pen;/ And you sit up in a conning tower/ Bossing eight hundred men." And ends with "'To him that hath shall be given,'/ And that's why these books are sent/ To the man who has lived more stories/ Than Zogbaum or I could invent!" Small octavo, blue-cloth boards stamped in gilt and black on front and in gilt on spine. Evans' bookplate on pastedown. Expertly recased with original spine laid down, fine thus. Housed in lambs-wool lined, black cloth-covered clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH POEM SIGNED BY KIPLING REFERRING TO HIMSELF, THE RECIPIENT AND R.F. ZOGBAUM, WHOSE ORIGINAL, INSCRIBED GOUACHE PAINTING OF KIPLING CHARACTER PRIVATE MULVANEY IS AFFIXED TO THE COPYRIGHT PAGE.

[Book #53828]       Price: $15,000.00
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THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems. James Kirkup. THE DROWNED SAILOR And Other Poems.
London: Grey Walls Press, (1947). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket just a bit sunned on spine.

[Book #45265]       Price: $60.00
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THE END OF THE FLIGHT. Burton Kline. THE END OF THE FLIGHT.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1917). First edition. Near fine in aged and lightly soiled dust jacket with small, internal tape repair and a few shallow chips. Scarce in this condition.

[Book #40135]       Price: $100.00
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SHELL OF DEATH. C. Day Lewis, as Nicholas Blake. SHELL OF DEATH.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936. First U.S. edition. Published in England under the title "Thou Shell of Death." Bookplate on pastedown (mostly under the jacket flap), otherwise near fine in good plus, price-clipped dust jacket with extensive reinforcement/repair on verso with tape that appears to have darkened but is not visible from the front. HIS SECOND MYSTERY.

[Book #53565]       Price: $350.00
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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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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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