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THE ENTHUSIAST. Harry Crews. THE ENTHUSIAST.
(No-place [Winston-Salem]): Palaemon Press Ltd. (1981). First edition. One of an unknown number marked "Review Copy" on front wrapper. SIGNED by author on colophon page. Yapped bottom corner a little bumped, otherwise fine in dark tan printed wraps. A different binding than the published version which was a limited signed edition.

[Book #41018]       Price: $200.00
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NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS. Harry Crews. NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS.
New York: Wm. Morrow & Co. 1969. First edition of his second book. INSCRIBED, "To Dr. King, All best to you and yours. Harry Crews." In the light-green simulated cloth boards (versus medium to dark-green cloth boards), no known priority. [We had assumed the simulated cloth binding was a later state since not as nice, but several citings of simulated cloth boards in first-issue dustwrappers have left us uncertain]. In the first-issue dustwrapper with reviews of GOSPEL SINGER. Very minor rubbing to corners, otherwise about fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #51449]       Price: $500.00
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NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS. Harry Crews. NAKED IN GARDEN HILLS.
New York: William Morrow & Co. 1969. First edition of his second book. INSCRIBED to director Paul Bartel, "Paul, take care--read in good health. Harry Crews / March 23 '80 / Gainesville, Fla." Bartel is best known for cult classics "Eating Raoul" and "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills." This copy in light-green simulated cloth boards. The book was also issued in medium to dark-green cloth boards. No known priority. [We had assumed the simulated cloth binding was a later state because it is not as nice, but several citings of simulated cloth boards in first-issue dust jackets casts doubt on that assumption.] In the first-issue dustwrapper with reviews of GOSPEL SINGER. One corner just barely bumped, short split to front inner hinge paper, otherwise about fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #52198]       Price: $500.00
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SPECIMEN DAYS. Michael Cunningham. SPECIMEN DAYS.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). First edition. Boldly INSCRIBED with a quote, "If only he could . . . become the dress she wore . . . ," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #48226]       Price: $100.00
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THE SEA HUNTERS 2. Cussler. Clive. THE SEA HUNTERS 2
Aliso Viejo, CA: James Cahill Publishing, 2002. First edition. Written with Craig Dirgo. One of 600 copies SIGNED and numbered by Cussler. Published the same month as the Putnam edition, December, 2002. Cloth spine and marbeled boards, fine in slipcase. As issued, without dust jacket.

[Book #40243]       Price: $100.00
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MARA AND THE PRIEST. Lorenzo D'Agostino. MARA AND THE PRIEST.
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, (1975). First edition. SIGNED on front free endpaper. Endpapers lightly offset, corner of front free endpaper clipped, sticker residue on front pastedown and small spot on page fore edges, otherwise about fine in very bright dust jacket with light edge wear.

[Book #37449]       Price: $50.00
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THE MAIN CORPSE. Diane Mott Davidson. THE MAIN CORPSE.
New York: Bantam Books, (1996). First edition. Postcard laid in, SIGNED in full by author. Contents about book collecting and sources, over 100 words. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #46695]       Price: $50.00
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A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER. Louis de Bernieres. A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER..
London: Harvell Secker, (2008). First edition, limited issue. Number 54 of 100 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #49474]       Price: $200.00
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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, and dated 1990, by de Bernieres on the title page. Name and date at head of half-title page, pages edges a bit browned due to the British acidic paper, otherwise fine in wrap-around illustrated dust jacket.

[Book #49453]       Price: $400.00
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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD. Walter de la Mare. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. First illustrated edition of his first book, published under the name Walter Ramal in 1902. One of 310 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Estella Canziani. Printed on hand-made paper and bound with vellum spine and boards. Spine a little soiled, corners bumped and spine ends have a few chips, otherwise very good condition.

[Book #26112]       Price: $125.00
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DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE. Walter. Whistler de la Mare, Rex. DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London/New York: Faber & Faber/Fountain Press, 1930. First edition. One of 650 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Rex Whistler (but not signed by him). Corners just a little rubbed and spine slightly faded, otherwise fine. Three-color, full-page drawing on front endpaper of a gentleman in an easy chair smoking a pipe--an elaborate Christmas greeting which reads, "Seasons Greetings for Sam Brown from S. N. Jenks and E. E. Moore, Dec. 25th, 1938." Both endpapers are offset, but the drawing is very nice (although we couldn't find any information on the "artists").

[Book #32694]       Price: $100.00
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MISSION GARDEN. Jay Roderic De Spain. MISSION GARDEN.
Los Angeles: Jay Roderic De Spain, 1931. First edition. Privately published. Illustrated with photograph of a rose-covered studio in the gardens. SIGNED by the poet beneath the foreword by J. Tarbotton Armstrong. Name stamp at base of title page and elaborate initials stamp on page 46. In plain limp leather/suede binding sewn with leather, Leather "ties" at spine broken, otherwise very good.

[Book #47761]       Price: $50.00
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THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP. Jeffery Deaver. THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Advance reading copy, fine in colorful textured paperwraps.

[Book #47241]       Price: $60.00
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STORIES FROM EPOCH: The First Fifty Issues (1947-1964). Don DeLillo. STORIES FROM EPOCH: The First Fifty Issues (1947-1964).
Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, (1966). First edition. SIGNED BY DELILLO on the front endpaper. Includes his first book appearance, "Take the 'A' Train." Also includes Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, et al. Near fine in dust jacket slightly soiled on spine, with some rubbed creasing to spine ends, few tiny nicks, and short closed tears.

[Book #46578]       Price: $350.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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BLUE DRAGON WHITE TIGER: A Tet Story. Tran Van Dinh. BLUE DRAGON WHITE TIGER: A Tet Story.
Philadelphia: TriAm Press, Inc. 1983. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "For Jim Rouse with respect and admiration. Tran Van Dinh." Rouse was an urban planner and developer who is best known for pioneering indoor shopping malls, introducing 'festival marketplaces' (Faneuil Hall in Boston, Harbor Place in Baltimore, and the South Street Sea Port in Manhattan) and building Columbia, MD. Bottom edges very slightly rubbed, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with light edge rubbing.

[Book #36215]       Price: $50.00
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BILLY BATHGATE. E. L. Doctorow. BILLY BATHGATE.
New York: Random House, (1989). First edition. SIGNED by Doctorow on the half-title page. Winner of both the Pen/Faulkner and National Book Critics Circle prizes. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54320]       Price: $60.00
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THE BOOK OF DANIEL. E. L. Doctorow. THE BOOK OF DANIEL.
New York: Random House, (1971). First edition. SIGNED by Doctorow. His third book, about a man whose parents were executed who tries to find out more about them through research and interviews with their friends. Covers scuffed, otherwise very good to near fine in fine dust jacket with two small, inconspicuous tears at top of spine.

[Book #53681]       Price: $150.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America. Ivan Doig. WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "Best wishes through all the seasons of life. Ivan Doig." Near fine with a faint sticker shadow on front pastedown and light soiling on page edges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #35011]       Price: $125.00
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HAUNTS. John Douglas. HAUNTS.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED by author and dated 2004 on title page. The third book by this local (to us) author with a business card as editor of the "Morgan Messenger" in Berkely Springs, WV. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40923]       Price: $60.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. "Poet Laureate Dove has done an amazing thing. She has written a classical tragedy, in blank verse, based on the story of Oedipus, but set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina...Dove's verse is stark and stirring (Booklist review). Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $400.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE.
[West Chester, PA]: Aralia Press, (no-date). First edition. Scarce broadside poem printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University. One of 120 copies, this one SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. The poem first appeared in 1997 in Poetry Magazine--we assume this broadside was produced sometime the following year. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, printed on recto only. Fine condition.

[Book #52925]       Price: $250.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems.
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. First appearance in book form for many of these poems. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, though given the scarcity of this volume one wonders if there were actually 660 copies produced. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Designed and printed and hand-bound by Nomadic Press. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich printed directly from the artist's blocks. Fine. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #52924]       Price: $550.00
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Rita Dove. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54663]       Price: $50.00
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