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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. SIGNED WHILE SHE WAS THE FLOTUS.

[Book #54616]       Price: $250.00
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THE ORGAN BUILDER. Robert Cohen. THE ORGAN BUILDER.
New York: Harper & Row, (1988). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

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A TIME FOR REMEMBERING: The Ruth Bell Graham Story. Patricia Daniels Cornwell. A TIME FOR REMEMBERING: The Ruth Bell Graham Story.
San Francisco: Harper & Row, (1983). First edition. The mystery AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. The story of Billy Graham's wife, a good friend of Cornwell. Quotation from Ruth 1:16-17 written on back of rear endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and a creased closed tear at top of back panel. Still, an attractive copy.

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CONTINENT. Jim Crace. CONTINENT.
London: Heinemann, (1986). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED on the half-title page to Rolland Comstock, a great champion of Crace's work, "with my very best wishes and thanks." Bright and fine in equally nice dust jacket with publicity sticker "You can afford to make the journey!" (one corner pulled off). Comstock bookplate under jacket flap.

[Book #53702]       Price: $150.00
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GOLDEN STATES. Michael Cunningham. GOLDEN STATES.
New York: Crown Publisher's Inc. (1984). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A crisp, clean copy with tiny staple holes to front endpaper and small white strip of paper on back pastedown under the jacket flap; in bright, fine dust jacket with touch of inconspicuous wear to back bottom edge.

[Book #50608]       Price: $100.00
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THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS. Louis de Bernieres. THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS.
London: Secker & Warburg, (1990). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED in year of publication. Usual tanning to the pages, paper thinned where erasure at head of half-title page, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with inconspicuous imperfection in finish.

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BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER? Peter De Vries. BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?
Charles Addams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams.

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ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR. G. V. Desani. ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. First U.S. edition, revised from the original 1948 UK edition. A cult novel considered by many a fine example of midcentury modernism. Few light creases to head of spine and touch of soiling to covers otherwise near fine; in dust jacket with red at spine toned to pink, edges lightly nicked and rubbed and few small tears, otherwise very good to near fine. In wrap-around band bearing quotes from T. S. Eliot et al declaring this work, Desani's first book, "remarkable." (Quarter-inch corner chip to band otherwise near fine).

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BOY IN THE WIND. George Dillon. BOY IN THE WIND.
New York: The Viking Press, 1927. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of poems. Spine label a bit discolored, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with spine tanned and a few short closed tears and nicks.

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SISTER CARRIE. Theodore Dreiser. SISTER CARRIE.
London: Heinemann, 1901. First UK edition of his first book which was suppressed in the U.S. Pictorial cloth mildly faded on spine, faint stain on rear board, free endpapers show unavoidable darkening (from binding), bookseller blindstamp on front endpaper, and outer corner of first few pages gently creased. Still, a very attractive copy of a scarce book. SCARCE ENGLISH EDITION.

[Book #35680]       Price: $750.00
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THE GODS OF PEGANA. Lord Dunsany. THE GODS OF PEGANA.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Co. [1916]. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations by S. H. Sime. Very good with slight discoloration to the paper boards, edges lightly rubbed and spine ends gently bumped. Previous owner's identifying information on front endpaper. Lacking the very scarce dust jacket.

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RANEY. Clyde Edgerton. RANEY.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1985. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by Edgerton on the title page.

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DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS. Steve Erickson. DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1985). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and only one very small, shallow chip to the back.

[Book #50322]       Price: $60.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #50983]       Price: $75.00
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YOUNG LONIGAN: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets. James T. Farrell. YOUNG LONIGAN: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets.
New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. Second edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK; introduction by Frederic M. Thrasher. Near fine lacking dust jacket with offset to pastedowns and free endpapers and soiling to page edges.

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BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY. Helen Fielding. BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY.
[New York]: Viking, (1997). First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Advance uncorrected proofs. Small spot on title page near hinge, otherwise fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Basis for the successful film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1963). First American edition of his first book. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #46501]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First edition of his first book. An uncorrected proof copy. INSCRIBED to "Clive Hirschhorn / With best wishes. John Fowles." A story of the abduction and imprisonment of a woman, told first from the abductor's viewpoint, then from hers, and then back to him in the last few pages. Clive Hirschhorn is a South African writer and critic who moved to London in 1963. He is known for his long tenure as film and theater critic for the British Sunday Express newspaper and as the author of several well-received books about the film industry and its stars. He was also a serious book collector whose highspots were put at auction in 2012, including this one. And someone we always enjoyed having drinks or dinner with when we were in London. Light green paperwraps with the Cape-logo design. About fine in a specially made clamshell box. INSCRIBED PROOF.

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THE SPORT OF QUEENS. Dick Francis. THE SPORT OF QUEENS.
London: Michael Joseph, (1957). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. From the author of the best-selling mysteries set in the world of horse racing. His first book, an autobiography. Cloth edges very slightly faded and small rubbed spot to front pastedown otherwise near fine; in very good or better, price-clipped dust jacket with subtle rumpling to front panel, light edge rubbing, a touch of foxing, and few small tears.

[Book #54763]       Price: $300.00
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COLD MOUNTAIN. Charles Frazier. COLD MOUNTAIN.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997). First edition. Author's first book. Winner of National Book Award. Made into the 2003 movie starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Donald Sutherland. The first issue with "man-woman" on page 25. The back panel contains the quote we love best, "This novel is so magnificent...it has occured to me...the joy I received in reading it, will fall over every other book...It seems even possible to never want to read another book, so wonderful is this one."-- Rick Bass. We enjoyed it too, but maybe not that much. Very good, with black cloth at spine showing some damp stains (otherwise would be fine); in fine dust jacket with the ubiquitous Berendt-quote sticker on front panel. NBA WINNER.

[Book #44163]       Price: $150.00
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THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE. Harold Frederic. THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. First edition of author's first book, a critically acclaimed literary classic. The publisher's best seller. Green cloth boards lettered in gold on spine and covers. Very good with contemporary gift inscription on front pastedown, crack in front hinge paper (hinge still tight), and spine ends and corners showing shelf wear. Housed in slightly faded, green-cloth chemise and a BEAUTIFUL, QUARTER-LEATHER SLIPCASE, also green, with five raised spine bindes ornamented in gilt, four of the panels with gilt-tooled floral design, and the other three lettered in gilt with the title, author's name and "Chicago 1896" (slight wear, still fine). A Merle Johnson "High Spot of American Literature."

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THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE. Harold Frederic. THE DAMNATION OF THERON WARE.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. First edition of author's first book. The publisher's best seller. Very good or better in green cloth boards lettered in gold on spine and covers, with soiling to covers and minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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BAD BEHAVIOR. Mary Gaitskill. BAD BEHAVIOR.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1988). First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket.

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DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems. Brendan Gill. DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems.
Windham, CT: Hawthorn House, 1935. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good with covers rubbed and spine ends and tips worn. There were only 160 copies, making this book understandably scarce.

[Book #35677]       Price: $200.00
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MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Novel. Arthur Golden. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Novel.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First edition. Scarce uncorrected proof; in blue, printed paperwraps. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of the surprise hits at the time. Made into a film in 2005. Crease to back cover, otherwise fine.

[Book #50511]       Price: $100.00
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