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INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION: Forecasting Movements in Security Prices / Technique of Trading in Shares for Profit. L. L. B. Angas. INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION: Forecasting Movements in Security Prices / Technique of Trading in Shares for Profit.
New York: Somerset Publishing Co. 1936. First edition, INSCRIBED, "For Herbert B. Elliston from L. L. B. Angas." Lawrence Lee Bazley Angas was born into a family with a banking background. He was educated in both England and France and earned a Master of Arts degree at Oxford University before joining the British army at the beginning of World War I during which he served in France and Italy, earning him the Military Cross and Croix de la Guerre. Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Herbert Berridge Elliston was a foreign correspondent for various newspapers before becoming financial advisor to the Chinese Government. Later he was financial editor of the Christian Science Monitor, then joined the staff of the Washington Post where he eventually rose to editor of the newspaper. He was co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "Editorial Writing" in 1949 (Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of Pulitzer Prize Winners, Heinz & Erika Fischer, 2002). INVESTMENT FOR APPRECIATION gives "Allying analysis of what makes the markets work with a study of the 'technique' of trading"--from the 1999 reprint version. Dark blue cloth boards, gilt stamped spine; illustrated with graphs; seven appendices. Good with spine a little shaken and bottom outside edges of boards mottled (old damp stain?); otherwise clean and tight. With 8-page, map-folded brochure laid in advertising book, "This book, we have no hesitation in claiming, is the best ever written on Investment for profit." ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt. Willy Brandt. NORTH-SOUTH: A PROGRAM FOR SURVIVAL; A Report of the Independent Commission on International Development Issues under the Chairmanship of Brandt.
Cambridge (Mass.): M. I. T. Press, (1980). First U.S. edition. Paperback original. SIGNED BY BRANDT. Willy Brandt (1913 - 1992) was leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the EEC and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe. Skinned section affecting "Technology" in Press address at bottom of rear cover, subtle yellowing to front cover, otherwise very good to near fine in paperwraps.

[Book #54589]       Price: $125.00
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CATHEDRAL: Stories. Raymond Carver. CATHEDRAL: Stories.
New York: Knopf, 1983. First edition. His third collection of short stories and the first to bring him critical acclaim, SIGNED on title page above his printed name and dated 10/31/83. Bright and fine in fine dust jacket with the barest of minor wear.

[Book #54615]       Price: $400.00
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IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us. Hillary Rodham Clinton. IT TAKES A VILLAGE: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996). First edition. Author's first book, or more accurately, the first book by the former Senator, Secretary of State, and first female major-party candidate to run for president (and win the popular vote); written while she was FLOTUS. SIGNED on official White House bookplate affixed to front endpaper. Fine to new in like dust jacket with "autographed copy" sticker on front panel and small, square label covering price on front flap.

[Book #54616]       Price: $450.00
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THE GREAT GATSBY. F. Scott Fitzgerald. THE GREAT GATSBY.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1925. First edition. First issue with correct points on pp.60, 119, 205, and 211. The title on just about all the "best-of" lists for twentieth-century literature -- and for all time. A fine, square copy with gilt spine lettering nice and bright; showing only the barest wear to tips and spine ends. Lacking dust jacket.

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FROM INLAND AND OTHER POEMS. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. FROM INLAND AND OTHER POEMS.
London: Alston Rivers Ltd. 1907. First edition, Harvey 21. A truly scarce book. There are no other copies online at present, only 42 copies in libraries worldwide, and the last time it appeared at auction was in 1973. "The earlier in order of these poems are new. Others of the verse here printed appeared in volumes published, to all intents and purposes, privately, during the last few years. The responsibility for the selection must be borne by Mr. Edward Garnett." (According to Harvey, only two of the poems are new.) Edward William Garnett worked as an editor and reader for T. Fisher Unwin, Gerald Duckworth and Co. and then Jonathan Cape and, in 1898, introduced Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford, who later collaborated. It should be noted that Ford claimed the reviews of FROM INLAND were generous and yet sales came to only seventeen copies; but Harvey cautions against believing Ford's sales estimates as the number seventeen recurs in almost every description of sales. Judging from its scarcity, there can't have been many copies sold. Gray paperwraps printed on front only. Spine professionally repaired, filling in where few pieces missing; shallow chipping to edges of wraps; otherwise about very good.

[Book #54611]       Price: $500.00
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NINE LINES FROM A TREATY OF HUMAN LEARNING. Fulke Greville, aka Lord Brooke. NINE LINES FROM A TREATY OF HUMAN LEARNING.
[San Francisco]: (Albion Press, 2000). First edition thus, originally published circa 1621. Greville was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage (Wikipedia). One of "Fifty copies printed by hand on an 1862 Albion Press by Wesley B. Tanner, 2000." Small (about 6.5 x 5"), oblong, sewn, printed paperwraps; 16 pages. Fine.

[Book #54604]       Price: $125.00
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VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory. J. R. Hicks. VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition.

[Book #54570]       Price: $1,500.00
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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. Robert F. Kennedy. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1967. 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. Thomas "Tommy" Corcoran (1900-1981) was one of several New Deal advisors in Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust and, later, a close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. Nicknamed "Tommy the Cork" by Roosevelt, he held sway even afer leaving the White House. Near fine in dark blue cloth with very minor rubbing on corners and spine ends, in about very good dust jacket with spine ends and tips rubbed and worn and few tiny tears. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO "TOMMY" CORCORAN.

[Book #54621]       Price: $2,250.00
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THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERS. Jack London, and Anna Strunsky. THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERS.
New York: Macmillan, 1903. First edition, without author's names on title page. A philosophy of love and sex, written in the form of a series of letters between "Herbert Wace" (London), a young scientist, who analyzes love in Darwinian terms, and "Dane Kempton" (Strunsky), an elderly poet making the case for feeling and emotion. London and Strunsky were were part of a San Francisco radical literary group known as "The Crowd." (Weren't those the days? Radical literary group seems positively quaint now.) Blue cloth boards stamped in blue and white on front cover and blue and gilt on spine; top edge gilt. Corners rubbed, spine darkened, few spots of foxing to rear endpaper and faintly to ads, hinge paper beginning to split but still tight, otherwise about very good without any other foxing and otherwise clean internally. Seems scarce in the first printing.

[Book #54580]       Price: $500.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue.

[Book #54590]       Price: $2,000.00
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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee, , Bill Bradley. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book. Illustrated with photographs of the future senator in action as "the greatest [basketball] player in the history of the Ivy League." Fine in very good or better dust jacket with two small rubbed tears and spine sunned a bit but not as badly as most.

[Book #54617]       Price: $275.00
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HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. Francis Trevelyan Miller. HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II.
Philadelphia: Universal Book and Bible House, (1945). Salesman's Dummy for the first edition of the Armed Services Memorial Edition. The eventual book included 966 pages covering the "complete panorama of the greatest struggle in human history," illustrated with official photographs, maps, records and documents, and included a color plate frontis of Iwo Jima, 1945, the iconic image of the war. This Salesman's Dummy has two "Service Record" pages, a contents page (listing 100 chapters), statements of National leaders, 10 pages of text and 90 photos (on 32 pages). Fine in blue cloth with the barest wear. Scarce. SALESMAN'S DUMMY.

[Book #54599]       Price: $150.00
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin. John Milton. THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON; with A Memoir; and Seven Embellishments, Fuseli, Westall and Martin.
London: J. J. Chidley, 1844. First of this edition. Includes PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED, Sonnets, Odes, et al. Engraved frontis portrait of Milton. In unsigned binding of three-quarter black leather over blue pebbled cloth boards with six gilt-ruled spine panels, one with gilt-lettered blue-leather label ("Milton"); marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Few spots of foxing to prelims and fading inscription to head of title page but otherwise text pages are clean and bright. Four engravings with tissue guards; and two engravings lacking tissues that have cast shadows on opposing text pages, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #54569]       Price: $250.00
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THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY PICKERING. Octavius Pickering, , Charles W. Upham. THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY PICKERING.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1867 and 1873. First edition. Complete in four volumes. The first volume by Pickering's son, Octavius published in 1867 and the rest, by Upham (a Massachusetts politician), published in 1873. Uniformly bound in original green-cloth beveled boards lettered in gilt on spine and ruled in blind on front and rear; each volume with tissue-protected, engraved frontispiece. Colonel Pickering (1745 - 1829) was the third U.S. Secretary of State--serving under both George Washington and John Adams--and his volumnous diaries, notes and letters enabled the writing of these accounts of his life, elucidating the period around the Revolutionary War, in which he served, as well as relations with the "Indians" and rural life of the time. Foxing to frontis and title pages, some staining to page edges volume I extending slightly to margins, tear in brown coated front endpaper volume II mended with archival tape, cloth at heads of spines slightly frayed with few tiny tears, otherwise very good with spine lettering bright.

[Book #54583]       Price: $350.00
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THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." Elizabeth Russell, aka Elizabeth Von Arnim. THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden."
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Elizabeth von Arnim (1866 - 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist who, after her second marriage became Countess Russell. Early in life she went by Mary but after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth Russell. She also wrote as Alice Cholmondeley. PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT was the basis for the play, "The Cottage in the Air" (1909), and for the British/German movie, "The Runaway Princess" (1929). Her later works were also adapted for the stage and screen, including her 1940 novel, MR. SKEFFINTON, which was made into the 1944 Academy Award-nominated film starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains (Wikipedia). Gilt-stamped green cloth boards; top edge gilt. Very good with minor aging and wear.

[Book #54579]       Price: $250.00
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