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FLASH AND FILIGREE. Terry Southern. FLASH AND FILIGREE.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. (1958). First American edition of his first book. The first issue with book in full cloth (versus cloth and boards) and dust jacket with $3.50 price (versus $5.00). Fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket with two very small closed tears and tiny chips at top of spine.

[Book #47409]       Price: $100.00
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I, THE JURY. Mickey Spillane. I, THE JURY.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1947. First edition. Spillane's first book and first to feature private investigator Mike Hammer. Few minor bumps but still bright and fine in about very good dust jacket with red spine lettering now white, spine ends lightly chipped and rubbed, few tears to upper front panel, and internal tape repair/reinforcement. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54896]       Price: $1,500.00
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A HALL OF MIRRORS. Robert Stone. A HALL OF MIRRORS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition of the author's first book. Winner of the William Faulkner Award for best first novel of the year as well as a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. Also, the basis of a 1970 film WUSA, starring Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward. Small name on pastedown (under the dust jacket flap) and the barest edgewear and rubbing on corners, otherwise fine in dust jacket with small chips on corners and spine ends and white spine slightly soiled.

[Book #33903]       Price: $200.00
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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. William Styron. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). First edition of author's first book. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Bookplate covering ownership signature on front pastedown, fading to spine ends and edges, otherwise good or better in good or better dust jacket with shallow chipping and overall tanning which is heavier at spine. Did we mention its signed?

[Book #54414]       Price: $125.00
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HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS. John Updike. HOPING FOR A HOOPOE: POEMS
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1959. First British edition of the author's first book, entitled "The Carpentered Hen" in the States. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #46190]       Price: $100.00
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RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40. James Welch. RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40.
New York: World Publ. (1971). First edition. True first; reportedly not distributed. Slight bubbling to pastedowns (production error), otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing, a small closed tear in rear panel and light tanning to edges of flaps and top edge of rear panel. A bright, attractive copy of this book of poetry.

[Book #32965]       Price: $100.00
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BIRDY. William Wharton. BIRDY.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1979. First edition. Uncorrected proof, with no expected date of publication noted. Author's first book, also made into a movie. Near fine with light sunning on spine and edges, tiny bumps to rear corners; in light blue printed paperwraps.

[Book #49098]       Price: $60.00
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LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY. E. B. White. LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.
[New York: The New Yorker, 1927]. First edition and only edition of E. B. White's first book, "parodies of a certain kind of 'culture-made-easy'" per White, collected from essays run by The New Yorker to boost circulation. (The message of each amusing essays is that reading the New Yorker puts one on the road to wealth and social success.) An unknown number of these books were produced by the advertising department at the magazine and sent to agents and customers. The OCLC locates only 6 copies, so there can't have been many produced. Illustrated with photographs of store manikins White found in a department store and posed himself. Octavo batik-style paper boards; green cloth spine; light mustard-green label printed in black on front, Corners of boards rubbed, front hinge paper beginning to split, otherwise very good to near fine. Housed in custom, green cloth clamshell case. "THERE IS A WEEKLY MAGAZINE CALLED THE NEW YORKER THAT "BRIGHT PEOPLE READ REGULARLY..."

[Book #52447]       Price: $3,500.00
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A GLANCE AWAY. John Edgar Wideman. A GLANCE AWAY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, (1967). First edition. Author's first book. A black reformed drug addict and a white middle-aged professor. Very good to fine with cloth corners and spine ends a little rubbed and back endpaper at hinge separating a bit; in a near fine, bright dust jacket with corners also a bit rubbed.

[Book #52064]       Price: $125.00
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UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS. Daniel Woodrell. UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS.
New York: Henry Holt, (1986). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Faint stain on front free endpaper, spine ends a little bumped, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52046]       Price: $60.00
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