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A STORY TELLER'S STORY. Sherwood Anderson. A STORY TELLER'S STORY.
New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1924. First edition. A memoir of sorts. 8vo, brick-red pebbled cloth boards stamped in light orange and blind on front and spine; top edge light orange. Crisp and fine in good or better dust jacket with internal archival-tape repair and chipping at base of spine just touching one letter in publisher's name.

[Book #54937]       Price: $100.00
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IT WALKS BY NIGHT. John Dickson Carr. IT WALKS BY NIGHT.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First edition of the author's first book, a Harper Sealed Mystery. YELLOW SEAL PRESENT but opened resulting in chipping to its fore edge where tipped to p.211 (not affecting any text). Rear half of the seal, which is unprinted and tipped to rear free endpaper, is fine. Blue cloth boards stamped in lighter blue. Cloth at head of spine frayed, otherwise about very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54817]       Price: $300.00
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS. Robertson Davies. MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS.
No-place: no-publisher, (1991). First edition. Manuscript page proofs; 357 pages, unbound. 8 x 11" sheets printed on rectos only. We assume this is a copy of the first version submitted. Wear to first and last leaves otherwise near fine.

[Book #54943]       Price: $100.00
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REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II. Jefferson Davis, John G. Parke E. G. Beckwith. REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II.
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. First edition, House of Representatives issue. Single volume from a multi-volume set. VOLUME II ONLY. Includes the reports of Lieutenants E. G. Beckwith and John G. Parke; Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Emory; Brevit Captain John Pope, et al. Illustrated with 13 lithographs, all but one colored, most by John M. Stanley; numerous full-page botanical prints and several full-page geological ones; 2 folding geological maps of the "Red River to Rio Grande"; plus charts, graphs and insets. Quarto, marbled paper boards, rebacked in gray linen with red cloth label stamped in gilt, "Railway Survey | Volume II"; fresh endpapers added, Some spotting, few small stains, altogether very good in custom red cloth slipcase.

[Book #54944]       Price: $450.00
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LAST TALES. Isak Dinesen. LAST TALES.
London: Putnam, (1957). First UK edition. Follows SEVEN GOTHIC TALES and WINTER'S TALES with 12 more tales of imagination, desire, and destiny, including 2 new "Gothic Tales" and 3 new "Winter's Tales." Blue top stain a little faded near spine otherwise fine in very good to near dust jacket with faint staining, tiny tears and spine slightly toned.

[Book #54936]       Price: $125.00
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OUT OF AFRICA. Isak Dinesen. OUT OF AFRICA.
New York: Random House, (1938). First U.S. edition. Her best-known book, an account of her years spent on a coffee farm in Kenya and of the local animals and the native peoples. Basis for the Sydney Pollack Oscar-winning 1985 film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Bright, clean and near fine in about very good dust jacket with shadow of old internal paper-tape repair visible on rear panel edges, half-inch chip from top corner rear panel, and few nicks, rubs and tears.

[Book #54935]       Price: $350.00
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THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919. Max Eastman, , Crystal Eastman. THE LIBERATOR: Volume 1, No. 12, February, 1919.
(New York: The Liberator Publ. Co. 1919). First edition. The Liberator was a monthly socialist magazine established by siblings Max and Crystal Eastman in 1918. It continued the work of The Masses, which was shut down by the wartime mailing regulations of the U.S. government. (Wikipedia). The Liberator featured art, poetry, and fiction, as well as political reporting and commentary. This issue with portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Boardman Robinson on front cover; woodcuts by J. J. Lankes, and cartoons by Art Young, et al; poetry by Hazel Hall, Nina Bull, Rose Henderson, Elizabeth Jane Coastsworth, Beulah Amidon, et al; and contributions from the editors, Charles W. Wood, Inez Haynes Irwin, et al. Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 50pp plus covers. Few tiny edge tears, otherwise fine.

[Book #54948]       Price: $150.00
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THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76. Max Eastman. THE MASSES: Vol. IX, No. 12, October, 1917, Issue No. 76.
(New York: Masses Publ. Co. 1917). First edition. The penultimate issue with memorial notice printed inside front cover, "Sacred to the Memory of our Second Class Mailing Privileges." The Masses, a graphically innovative magazine of socialist politics, was published monthly from 1911 until 1917, when federal prosecutors brought charges against its editors for conspiring to obstruct conscription. (Wikipedia). Its final issue was Nov./Dec. 1917. It published reportage, fiction, poetry and art by the leading radicals of the time such as Max Eastman, John Reed, Dorothy Day, and Floyd Dell. Contents in this issue include a letter from George Bernard Shaw, art by John Storrs, Boardman Robinson, Art Young, et al; articles by Eastman, Arturio Giovannitti, Mabel Dodge, Charles W. Wood, and more. THIS COPY WITH ONE-PAGE SUPPLEMENT "President Wilson's Letter to the Pope, An Editorial" by Max Eastman and a blank subscription slip laid in. Cover art by Fritz Zillig depicting the arresting image of a despondent woman with a halo of light around her head (who looks a bit like Crystal Eastman, Max's sister and soon to be co-editor of The Liberator). Stapled paperwraps, approximately 8.5 x 10.75", 42pp plus covers. Minor soiling, still fine.

[Book #54949]       Price: $600.00
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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54759]       Price: $150.00
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THE BLACK PIRATE. MacBurney Gates. THE BLACK PIRATE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). First edition. A "Photoplay" edition, illustrated with colored plates after the scenes in the movie starring Douglas Fairbanks and with a montage of black-and-white movie stills on rear panel of the dust jacket. Red cloth boards stamped in black; 12 pages of ads at rear. Few tiny holes to front spine gutter, marginal spotting to plates and opposing pages, otherwise about very good with spine slightly shaken; in like dust jacket with marginal chipping to spine ends and corners and spine slightly tanned and rubbed.

[Book #54733]       Price: $150.00
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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 IRON GATE: and Other Poems. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE IRON GATE: and Other Poems.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1880. First edition. With "Chambered Nautilus" BOOKPLATE OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES to front pastedown. Small 8vo., gilt-stamped green silk boards; top edge gilt; endpapers with pink design. Spine ends and corners a little rubbed and frayed, small tear to cloth at rear spine gutter, Scattered foxing to endpapers and first and last few leaves; altogether very good or better.

[Book #54945]       Price: $125.00
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THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League. Emerson Hough. THE WEB: The Authorized History of the American Protection League.
Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co. (1919). First edition. By a writer best known for his westerns. The quasi-government American Protection League was "a voluntary organization that attempted to enforce patriotism and stifle dissent during World War I." (Wikipedia). Hough's book calls for "selective immigration, deportation of un-Americans, and denaturalization of 'disloyal' citizens and anarchists" saying "[w]e must purify the source of America's population and keep it pure." Sad to say such thinking continues to this day. Very good in good or better dust jacket with internal repair to small chip at base of spine and long tear in rear panel.

[Book #54923]       Price: $100.00
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JOYCE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH, PARIS, 1924. James Joyce. JOYCE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH, PARIS, 1924.
[Circa 1980s]. Black-and-white photograph printed sometime in the 70's or 80's judging by the Kodak stamping to verso. Appears to be from the same shoot as a photo of Joyce and family located in the Archive Photos of Getty Images. In the Getty Images photo the family is hatless, the men have removed their coats, and father and son flank mother and daughter; whereas in this photo the family dons hats and coats and Nora Barnacle (Joyce's partner and future wife) is seated with her family behind her. A much more attractive photo in our opinion. Fine.

[Book #54901]       Price: $125.00
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INTRO FOR DARK BROWN. Michael McClure. INTRO FOR DARK BROWN.
No-pl: No-publ, May 12, 1960. First edition thus. Two 7 x 11" off-white sheets printing the introduction used for the second edition of McClure's collection of erotic poems, DARK BROWN, which was published by Dave Haselwood Books (formerly Auerhahn Press) in 1967. A little rubbing to lettering on first sheet where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. Scarce to rare. Copy of the book included.

[Book #54920]       Price: $125.00
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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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THE MOVIEGOER. Walker Percy. THE MOVIEGOER.
New York: Knopf, 1979. Later printing, the 12th. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK and arguably his best--the story of Binx Bolling, an alienated young man seeking meaning for his existence. Winner of the National Book Award. INSCRIBED ON FRONT ENDPAPER, "Via Jeanne . . . / with best wishes/ Walker Percy/ February 14, 1980." ADDITIONALLY SIGNED on title page. Bright and fine in dust jacket with inconspicuous slice to front panel and barest edge wear, otherwise fine. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER.

[Book #54690]       Price: $200.00
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SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories. Paul Theroux. SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972. First edition. His first short-story collection. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, with best wishes, Paul Theroux." Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Tiny imperfection to front endpaper at base of hinge otherwise fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed as often seen.

[Book #54797]       Price: $150.00
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RABBIT, RUN. John Updike. RABBIT, RUN.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition. His first major novel and still his most famous. SIGNED BY UPDIKE on title page. The first book in a series of four, the last two of which won Pulitzer Prizes. Dull green cloth spine with paper boards, one of three variants with no known priority. Publisher's partial "hurt" stamp on rear endpaper. Good only with covers rubbed and a little soiled, a gouge on back cover, slight rumpling to spine, and gilt spine stamping a little dulled. With the exception of the hurt stamp, interior fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54732]       Price: $400.00
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