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LOVE ON A DARK STREET. Irwin Shaw. LOVE ON A DARK STREET.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1965). First British edition and only hardback edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "To Harriett Geller with warmest regards, Irwin Shaw." Fine in dust jacket with few creases and touch of soil.

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NIGHTWORK. Irwin Shaw. NIGHTWORK.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1975). First British edition. INSCRIBED to a noted British mystery writer, "To Derek Marlowe, with best wishes, Irwin Shaw." Marlowe's first novel, A Dandy in Aspic, was also his most popular, and was made into a film of the same name. He later won an Emmy Award for penning the BBC mini-series "The Search for the Nile." Fine in dust jacket.

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THE TOP OF THE HILL. Irwin Shaw. THE TOP OF THE HILL.
London: Weindenfeld & Nicolson, (1979). First UK edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "To Lisa, with love-for best time, Ladies Klosters Calcutta, 1981 Class B, Irwin Shaw." It appears that only the first four words and the final two of the inscription are in Shaw's hand. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE TROUBLED AIR. Irwin Shaw. THE TROUBLED AIR.
New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Louise, gratefully, Irwin Shaw." Hinge just starting to separate at top of half-title page, otherwise fine in a very good dust jacket with minor wear and one tiny chip.

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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw, Gilbert Roland. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED to a Spanish actor: "To Amigo [Gilbert Roland], the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." With Roland's purple bookplate affixed inside front cover. Roland was born Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a bullfighter but when the family moved to the United States he became interested in acting when he was literally picked off the streets for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of two of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. His dashing good looks helped him find work in the silent films and when the talkies came in Roland's voice was well suited and his career continued uninterrupted. He was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award, for his roles in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). And, for his contribution to the motion picture industry, Roland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. Cloth a bit faded but still very good in very slighlty darkened oatmeal dust jacket. with a small chip at bottom of spine and closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Garrett D. Byrnes, with many thanks, Robert Sherwood March 29th, 1940." Byrnes had a long career at the Providence Journal as a writer, editor and arts critic. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners in that it was a success on Broadway and in the film version with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and a young Humphrey Bogart. One corner of book a little bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket (with Howard on front) with edges showing wear but still at least very good. INSCRIBED "WITH MANY THANKS"

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MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE. Siegfried, Roy. MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE.
New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992). First edition. Their rags-to-riches story and a history of their act written with Annette Tapert. "The truth behind the magic." INSCRIBED, "To Julianne/ Love/ Siegfried [&] Roy 1992." 320 pages, including index. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and full-color photographs. A nicely produced, oversize (10 1/2 x 8 1/2) book. As new in dust jacket.

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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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DOWNRIVER: (Or, The Vessels of Wrath) A Narrative in Twelve Tales. Iain Sinclair. DOWNRIVER: (Or, The Vessels of Wrath) A Narrative in Twelve Tales.
London: Paladin Grafton Books, (1991). First edition. SIGNED by author and "151/200" written above signature. Trade edition, but we assume a limited of sorts. A novel centered on the Thames. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 1992 Encore Award. "The most inventive novelist of his generation" - Peter Ackroyd. "A great, strange, possibly definitive piece of fiction about London" - Anglea Carter. Before turning his talents to writing, Sinclair was, after Martin Stone, the second best book scout in England, or perhaps the world. Fine in dust jacket.

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CONSTANTINE: The Miracle of the Flaming Cross. Frank G. Slaughter. CONSTANTINE: The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1965. First edition. SIGNED by the author on the fly leaf. The first volume in the Pathway of Faith Series. Colorful endpaper maps. Spine a bit shaky but still intact. Very good to near fine in bright pictorial dust jacket.

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ANDREW ALSOP'S AMBITION. Smith, Claude. ANDREW ALSOP'S AMBITION.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. (1960). First edition. Designated by Claude himself as #10 of 10 copies "with unfortunate printing error [hand-]corrected." SIGNED by Claude on title page and INSCRIBED on the copyright page with error message. Home-made bookmark at location of the error labeled in the author's hand "#10 / Error / Corrected" and note indicating where several lines are out of place. "Claude" Smith was a cartoonist for the New Yorker and Playboy. This was his own personal copy, purchased from his estate. Near fine in blue and white pictorial paperwraps with faint sticker shadow around printed price at top, left corner of front cover and small, rubbed crease to bottom, front corner.

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THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE. Alexander McCall Smith. THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE.
New York: Pantheon, (2003). First edition. From his "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series. Advance reading copy, as issued in slipcase and SIGNED by the author. Fine in slipcase showing an little shelf wear (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54651]       Price: $75.00
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THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ A Skip Langdon Mystery. Julie Smith. THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ A Skip Langdon Mystery.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). An uncorrected proof of the first edition. INSCRIBED on half title and dated 10/12/91. The sequel to her 1991 Edgar Award-winning novel, NEW ORLEANS MOURNING, (which was her first Skip Langdon Mystery) making Smith the first American woman to win the award in this category since 1956. Fine in blue paper wraps.

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THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED. Lee Smith. THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Lane / Lee Smith 12/12/91." Crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors.

[Book #54793]       Price: $350.00
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SOMETHING IN THE WIND. Lee Smith. SOMETHING IN THE WIND.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1971). First edition. Her second book. SIGNED BY SMITH and dated "12/12/91." Fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with few tiny nicks and spine just slightly toned.

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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

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THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH. Duke Snider, , Bill Gilbert. THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH.
(New York): Zebra Books, (1988). First edition of his autobiography. SIGNED by the Duke. Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (1926 - 2011) helped lead the Dodgers to six World Series and win championships in 1955 and 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 (Wikipedia). Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54476]       Price: $75.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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LENIN IN ZURICH. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. LENIN IN ZURICH.
New York: Farrar Straus, (1976). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by Solzhenitsyn on the half-title page. A precusor of sorts to THE RED WHEEL, his multi-volume account of Russian revolutionary history, exploring and clarifying the crucial years 1914-1917. Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts. The first of these chapters on Vladimir Lenin--none of which were previously published--was later incorporated into the expanded 1984 edition of AUGUST 1914; and the rest of the chapters were incorporated into NOVEMBER 1916 and MARCH 1917. (Wiki). Near fine in bright, very good to near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed tear with small skinned spot to lower edge front panel but otherwise only minor wear. SIGNED BY SOLZHENITSYN.

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THE VOLCANO LOVER: A Romance. Susan Sontag. THE VOLCANO LOVER: A Romance.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Advance reading copy with publisher's promo laid in. Minor crease on rear bottom corner, otherwise fine in pictorial paperwraps.

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POEMS OF DEDICATION. Stephen Spender. POEMS OF DEDICATION.
New York: Random House, (1947). First edition. INSCRIBED on half-title page. Edges slightly tanned, a few letters on spine slightly rubbed, and small spot on upper rear edge as well as the corners worn through to boards, otherwise very good lacking dust jacket.

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DAY OF THE GUNS. Mickey Spillane. DAY OF THE GUNS.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1964. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Spine ends a little soft, still fine in very good or better dust jacket with small rubbed nicks to spine tips and corners, creasing and few tears to rear panel, and touch of sticker residue and tiny skinned spot to front panel (neither is immediately noticeable).

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THE LONG WAIT. Mickey Spillane. THE LONG WAIT.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. 1951. First edition. SIGNED by author. Made into a movie in 1955 starring Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, and Peggy Castle. The book is very good or better with very minor wear on corners and spine ends in a dust jacket with some chipping and wear on edges. SIGNED BY SPILLANE.

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THE SNAKE. Mickey Spillane. THE SNAKE.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. 1964. First edition. SIGNED by the author. Inconspicuous erasure on front pastedown, otherwise bright and fine; in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with tiny rubbed nicks to corners and spine ends. Unaccountably scarce signed.

[Book #53237]       Price: $450.00
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THE RABBIT. Ralph Steadman, , Edward Lucie-Smith. THE RABBIT.
(London: Turret Books / Steam Press, 1973). First edition. Number 30 of only 100 copies (of 1,000 in total) SIGNED by Steadman and Lucie-Smith. A six-line poem by Lucie-Smith illustrated by Steadman: "The virile rabbit has no use / For solitary self-abuse. / He copulates with dash and vim; / Self-doubt is quite unknown to him. / I've often noticed, let me say, / That vegetarians are that way." Fine in light blue, stiff, stapled wraps. An early and scarce Steadman. INTERESTING HOLIDAY GREETING SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST RALPH STEADMAN.

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