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THE OLD-TIME COWHAND. Ramon F. Adams. THE OLD-TIME COWHAND.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1961. First edition, trade issue. Illustrated by Nick Eggenhofer. INSCRIBED by Adams on the front endpaper, " To - - with best wishes. If you ever have to ride the rough string here's hopin' your cinch is tight./ Cordially yours, Ramon F. Adams." Fine in price-clipped dust jacket slightly sunned at spine, with few tiny nicks and just a touch of rubbing.

[Book #51457]       Price: $100.00
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COLLECTED BOOKS 2002: The Guide to Values. Allen and Patricia Ahearn. COLLECTED BOOKS 2002: The Guide to Values.
New York: Putnam, (2001). First printing of the third edition. SIGNED by Allen Ahearn. Revised and enlarged with prices for over 20,000 first editions in all fields for collectors, dealers, and librarians. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #28153]       Price: $40.00
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"SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER" Edward Albee. "SPANISH GIGILO AS WEIGHTLIFTER".
[Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, circa 1997]. First edition. Previously unissued broadside print by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. A drawing of a mustachioed figure, from chest up, hoisting a barbell with "Spanish gigilo [sic] as weightlifter" written beside it. SIGNED by Albee and "framed" in black and yellow. 11 x 7.75". Fine. One of only 19 copies, of a planned 20.

[Book #46155]       Price: $150.00
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THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs. Edward Albee. THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED and Autographed Photographs
Charleston, WV: 1983. First edition. In September 1983, Albee spent a 2-week "Marshall Evans" residency at the University of Charleston, during which he lectured, taught seminars on writing, acting and directing, and directed two of his own plays, "The Sandbox" and "Counting the Ways." This small archive from that period contains a newspaper article from the local paper on Albee's arrival, an autograph note signed by Albee to Dr. William Plumley of the university ("Bill -- When did we schedule Evans & the student TV forum? Friday, I hope. If today, rearrange, as I am busy 'till 9 pm today. Regards in Christ, Edward."), and 5 x 7" black-and-white photos from the play rehearsals signed and dated by Albee on the verso (2 images, 6 photos in all: 3 copies of each, all signed and dated on verso by Albee). In addition, there are two chatty, full-page follow-up letters to Plumley, each on Albee's stationary and with original hand-addressed envelopes. October 9, 1983: "Dear Bill: Thanks for your nice letter. By all means: send along some poems . . ." December 11, 1983: "Dear Bill P: I'm delighted to learn that Huntington progresses. Doubtless they'll be in touch whenever clarity looms. I doubt [scratched out] Warhol (you see, I can't even bring myself to spell it!) would come to an opening out of NYC . . ." The autograph note is torn at the bottom and has a pencilled notation from a colleague, one of the photos shows a little wear and another has light offset (from Albee's signature), else fine. TWO WEEKS IN CHARLESTON, WV.

[Book #37406]       Price: $400.00
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THE JANUARY CORPSE. Neil Albert. THE JANUARY CORPSE.
New York: Walker & Co. (1991). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED and INSCRIBED by him on the front endpaper. Photograph of Albert laid in. Fine in a bright dust jacket.

[Book #29818]       Price: $100.00
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PLANET NEW YORK. Tudor Alexander. PLANET NEW YORK.
No place: Xlibris, 2000. First edition. Advanced reading copy. SIGNED by the author. Publisher's letter and bookmark laid in. INSCRIBED to Washington Post columinst Michael Dirda "October 26, 2001 To Michael Dirda, With respect and appreciation for your love of the written word. Tudor Alexander."

[Book #37828]       Price: $50.00
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THE LAST CAROUSEL. Nelson Algren. THE LAST CAROUSEL.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1973). First edition of this collection of stories. INSCRIBED by Algren (covering the full front endpaper), "with best wishes to Jeen" followed by one of his signature cat drawings, signed and dated June 1978, and colored with light blue and yellow streaks and whirls. Two small cigarette burns to back cover, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dustwrapper with only light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #53734]       Price: $150.00
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NEVER COME MORNING. Nelson Algren. NEVER COME MORNING.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1942). First edition. Introduction by Richard Wright. SIGNED BY ALGREN on tipped-in leaf that would appear to be from the publisher's (like seen in books from Kroch's and Brentano's First Edition Circle). Bright and near fine. Lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #52725]       Price: $150.00
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NIXON: Volumes One and Two; The Education of a Politician 1913-1962 | The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972. Stephen E. Ambrose, Richard M. Nixon. NIXON: Volumes One and Two; The Education of a Politician 1913-1962 | The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1989). First edition. Two volumes: first printing of volume two, second printing of volume one. BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY AMBROSE. The first two volumes in Ambrose's Nixon trilogy. Illustrated with photos. Volume one: Slight lean at top of spine still very good to fine in bright, near fine dust jacket. Volume two: Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, boards gently edge rubbed, barely perceptible nick midway in rear board, and very faint offset on the pastedowns from the dust jacket, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with some sunning and light shelf wear, and edges barely rubbed and creased. A nice set and uncommon inscribed.

[Book #47542]       Price: $450.00
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TWO SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS FRAMED. Martin Amis. TWO SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS FRAMED.
Two black-and-white photos of Amis. Close-ups shot from the neck up, each about 7 inches high by 11 inches wide. Both SIGNED BY AMIS on the photos. Nicely framed together in a black mat and silver metal frame with overall dimension of approximately 14 x 18". Fine.

[Book #52781]       Price: $250.00
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DEN OF LIONS: Memoirs of Seven Years. Terry Anderson. DEN OF LIONS: Memoirs of Seven Years.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1993). First edition. SIGNED by the author, who for seven long years was in darkness and chains, not knowing when, if ever, he would be free. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #42947]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #54595]       Price: $150.00
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THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces. W. Antony, , David Mus. THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces.
(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York, 01-12-13." Beneath which is pasted Van Sickle's personal stamp. The only accompanying pamphlet present is the prospectus, INSCRIBED "For AH--the original brochure--JVS." Large, quarto volume, nearly folio-sized, 9.25 x 12.75"; gray-brown paperwraps printed in black on front only. Slightly overhanging edges mildly worn with touch of loss to head of spine, still near fine. Scarce to rare signed. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54273]       Price: $200.00
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ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right. Max Apple. ZIP: A Novel of the Left and the Right.
New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition. Review copy with slip, photograph and publisher's letter laid in. INSCRIBED and dated on front endpaper. Laid in is a TLS from Apple "...I also remember that years ago when you were at The New Republic you were, I think, the first person ever to mention my work in a magazine--not the kind of thing anyone forgets..." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #30775]       Price: $100.00
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A WAVE: Poems. John Ashbery. A WAVE: Poems.
New York: The Viking Press, (1984). First edition. INSCRIBED by prize-winning poet Ashbery to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife on title page, "for Tony and Helen with love, John Ashbery / May 23,1984." Spots of excess ink to fore-edges of last several leaves (appears to be a production error), otherwise crisp and fine in fine, wrap-around pictorial dust jacket with just one inconspicuous tear.

[Book #53732]       Price: $250.00
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FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock. John Ashbery, Hecht Booth, Wilbur, Warren, Merwin, Merrill, Hollander. FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN POETRY: A Tribute to Marie Bullock.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1984. First edition and only edition of a set of 22 broadside poems, printed in red and black, with each broadside SIGNED by the poet. Reportedly one of only 50 unnumbered copies, but no indication herein. The other poets included are Louis Coxe, Eberhart, Robert Fitzgerald, Daniel Hoffman, Kunitz, John Nims, Nemerov, Schuyler, Strand, May Swenson, Mona Van Duyn, and David Waggoner About 9 x 14 inch, laid in a marbled paper portfolio with printed label on front cover. Fine.

[Book #53650]       Price: $3,000.00
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A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS. Paul Auster. A LITTLE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALIST POEMS.
New York City: Siamese Banana Press, [1972]. First edition. Auster's first "book," an anthology of poems translated by him. Includes Breton, Elaud, Artaud, Aragon, Arp, et al. Cover by George Schneeman. 8 1/2 x 11-inches, in stapled wraps. SIGNED by Auster and with two black-and-white photos of Auster, each SIGNED on the verso, laid in. Very good in pictorial wraps with only minor aging. HIS FIRST "BOOK," SIGNED & WITH TWO SIGNED PHOTOS.

[Book #46023]       Price: $450.00
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THE DRESSMAKER. Beryl Bainbridge. THE DRESSMAKER.
(London): Duckworth, (1973). First edition. SIGNED by the author, "Best wishes, Beryl Bainbridge." Set in Lancashire during World War II; a repressed dressmaker and sister struggle to look after their 17-year-old niece, who is having a delusional affair with an American soldier. Almost unanimously praised by both US and UK critics, as was her work in general. Made into a 1988 film for which Billie Whitelaw won the 1988 Evening Standard British Film Award for best actress. Near fine with light foxing on top edge and pastedowns; in near fine dust jacket with light foxing on verso. Jacket is price-clipped with 3.95 pounds sticker added. SCARCE SIGNED.

[Book #51994]       Price: $350.00
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THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING. Melissa Bank. THE GIRLS' GUIDE TO HUNTING AND FISHING.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. SIGNED with a quote from the book: "The three of us were drive-dazed." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #47116]       Price: $45.00
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THE WASP FACTORY. Iain Banks. THE WASP FACTORY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1984. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK -- SIGNED by Banks. Written from the first-person perspective of a sixteen-year-old describing his childhood, which included deaths within his family. Fine in dust jacket with only the barest wear on the spine ends.

[Book #52515]       Price: $450.00
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POEMS OF EXCHANGE. Willis Barnstone. POEMS OF EXCHANGE.
Athens: (No Publisher), 1951. First edition. With six poems translated from the Spanish of Antonio Machado. INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper with a rather lengthy note to a friend: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. --- You know , honestly, in spite of 2 1/2 years of silence, I'm sure of the same intimacy with you...." Very good minus in light green, printed paperwraps with spine and front cover tanned, covers lightly soiled and corners bumped; one-inch tear split at head of spine, and inside rear cover shows few spots of rubbing and residue suggesting a pasted-on mylar cover has been removed.

[Book #51392]       Price: $60.00
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ILL WIND. Nevada Barr. ILL WIND.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1995). First edition. SIGNED by the author. Uncorrected proof, near fine in gently soiled and sunned paperwraps.

[Book #47651]       Price: $60.00
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TODD ANDREWS TO THE AUTHOR A Letter from LETTERS. John Barth. TODD ANDREWS TO THE AUTHOR A Letter from LETTERS.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1979. First edition. Number 76 of 350 SIGNED, numbered copies in patterned-paper boards over cloth spine lettered in brown. (There were an additional 50 "deluxe" signed copies in full leather.) Fine in original acetate with spine ends nicked and lower corner torn away.

[Book #54764]       Price: $75.00
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THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales. Paul Barton, Howard A. Norman. THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales.
Norman Laliberte. Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, (1980). First edition. Illustrated by Norman Laliberte. Number 21 of 100 copies SIGNED by Norman and Laliberte. Publisher's letter and advertising broadside laid in. This copy in acetate and scarce publisher's dust jacket, which appears to be from the trade edition (there were 2000 copies in all). Fine in fine dust jacket(s).

[Book #51181]       Price: $150.00
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REAL PRESENCE. Richard Bausch. REAL PRESENCE.
New York: Dial Press, (1980). First edition of his first book. SIGNED by Bausch. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

[Book #50482]       Price: $100.00
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