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COLD HIT. Linda Fairstein. COLD HIT.
(New York): Scribner, (1991). First edition. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN with a quote from the book, "---since Rip Van Winkle used it as a bathtub." Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE DEADHOUSE. Linda Fairstein. THE DEADHOUSE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. Advance reader's copy. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on the title page with a quote from the book, "I watched Lola Dakota die." Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

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ENTOMBED. Linda Fairstein. ENTOMBED.
New York: Scribner, (2005). First edition. Uncorrected proof in light blue, printed paperwraps. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on title page with quote from the book, "the last reign of terror" and dated "2/8/06. Subtle toning to edges, still fine.

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LIKELY TO DIE. Linda Fairstein. LIKELY TO DIE.
New York: Scribner, (1997). First edition. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on the title page with a quote, "Is that a yes, Blondie?" Fine in fine dust jacket.

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EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings. James A. Farley. EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. HARRY FLOOD BYRD OF VIRGINIA IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES: Thursday, August 8, 1940, Newspaper Clippings.
Wash., D.C. Government Printing Office, 1940. First edition. A presumably unique tribute book culled from the congressional record (labeled "Not printed at Government expense") printing newspaper articles from around the country honoring Farley, the Postmaster General and Chariman of the New York State Democratic Committee, upon HIS RETIREMENT IN PROTEST OF A POSSIBLE THIRD TERM FOR FDR AFTER NOT RECEIVING ENOUGH DELEGATES TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION HIMSELF (127 pages). Also includes "Various Speeches in behalf of the Hon. James A. Farley" (90 pages). INSCRIBED BY FARLEY "To John M. Cummings, with every good wish to a real friend whom I respect and admire. James A. Farley Mar. 17, 1941." Cummings was a humorist and political columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer--at that time, a staunchly Republican paper. Also includes Farley's own 2-page call for National Unity, reprinted from the New York Times and entered into the congressional record by Pennsylvania Senator Joseph Guffey. Touch of light rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine in green cloth binding with "Addresses by Hon. James A. Farley Aug. 8, 1940" faintly etched in neat cursive hand on front cover. Farley's printed calling card laid in. BOOK OF TRIBUTES TO JAMES A. FARLEY.

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THE HESSIAN. Howard Fast. THE HESSIAN.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1972. First edition. INSCRIBED "To Barbara, a beautiful and complicated fur coat owner, Howard Fast 9/18/72." Edges of covers very slightly faded, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with minor edgewear and light crease in front and rear flaps. A bright copy.

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THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. William Faulkner. THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.
New York: Modern Library, (1959). Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / Caracas / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." During a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela in April 1961, Faulkner visited a book club in Maracay founded in his honor by fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray's son (from whom the book was purchased), Mr. Faulkner stayed with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas who were responsible for arranging this "out of protocol" event. Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; the book club’s lending-library stamps on the dust jacket flaps have offset to the free endpapers, affecting Faulkner’s inscription (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good. In an edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. INSCRIBED BY FAULKNER.

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FEIFFER'S ALBUM. Jules Feiffer. FEIFFER'S ALBUM.
New York: Random House, (1963). First edition. SIGNED by Feiffer on the title page. Very good or better in like dust jacket with slight edgewear and a few very small chips.

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THE LIFE OF GOD: (As Told by Himself). Franco Ferrucci. THE LIFE OF GOD: (As Told by Himself).
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1996). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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TRAVELS BY NIGHT: A Memoir of the Sixties. Douglas Fetherling. TRAVELS BY NIGHT: A Memoir of the Sixties.
(Toronto): Lester Publishing, (1994). First edition. SIGNED BY FETHERLING on title page. An unaccountably scarce book, an "unusual, vivid and often disturbing memoir ... Margaret Atwood, Marshall McLuhan, John Lennon, Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn MacEwan (and Charles Manson) are just some of the people who cross the pages of his story" -- from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE ENCHANTED. Martin Flavin. THE ENCHANTED.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1947). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "For Eugene R McCracken with my best wishes Martin Flavin June 10th '47." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners and bookplate on pastedown (under flap); in slightly worn but still very good dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

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MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel. Martin Flavin. MR. LITTLEJOHN: A Romantic Novel.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1940). First edition. Flavin, a playwright and novelist, won a Pulitzer for his novel, Journey in the Dark. INSCRIBED, "Autographed for Gretta with my love Feb. 6th 1941 [7 more lines] Martin." Bright and fine except for the barest rubbing to corners; in worn but still good or better dust jacket. Inscribed copies of Flavin's books are not common.

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PARADE'S END (THE "TIETJENS" NOVELS): Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and Last Post. Ford Madox Ford. PARADE'S END (THE "TIETJENS" NOVELS): Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and Last Post.
London/ New York: Thomas Seltzer/ Duckworth, 1924 - 1928. First U.S. edition of the first volume and first editions of the rest; all four volumes in the scarce to rare dust jackets. Ford's tetralogy set during WWI, mainly in England and on the western front, where Ford himself served as an officer in the Welch Regiment. John N. Gray hailed PARADE'S END as "possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English" and Mary Gordon labeled it as "quite simply, the best fictional treatment of war in the history of the novel." Basis for the 2012 BBC / HBO mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. SOME DO NOT (NY: 1924), in black paper boards over half orange cloth lettered in black on spine. Orange cloth inexplicably but evenly shadowed on each side (the spine is fine) and pages a little darkened, otherwise very good to near fine in good to very good dust jacket with few skinned areas and marginal chipping affecting only the tips of letters at head of spine. NO MORE PARADES (London: 1925), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. INSCRIBED BY FORD to British novelist and friend Cyril Anthony George Bertram (1897 - 1978), "FOR ANTHONY BERTRAM/ Ford Madox Ford [underlined]/ Bijou 14 May MCMXXXIV." Faint offsets to endpapers and title page a little foxed, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with small stain on rear panel (otherwise near fine). A MAN COULD STAND UP (London: 1925), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Foxing to page edges and title page, otherwise bright and fine in fine, lightly soiled dust jacket. LAST POST (London: 1928), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Pastedowns and hinges darkened, spine ends just a touch frayed, otherwise near fine in good to about very good dust jacket showing light soiling, tanning to spine, small hole in front flap fold and chipping to spine ends that is not affecting any lettering. A remarkable set, nearly impossible to reassemble, especially in dust jackets. IN THE SCARCE TO RARE DUST JACKETS.

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph.
London/ New York: Duckworth & Co./E. P. Dutton, [1907]. First edition. Like his earlier artists' studies, this one is published in the "Popular Library of Art" series (later printing copies are in the "Masters of Painting" series). INSCRIBED, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford," most likely in the 1930's. After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. In a 1973 letter to Thomas Moser regarding, among other things, the Arthur Mizener biography of Ford, THE SADDEST STORY, Keating wrote, "I found [it] very interesting but wondered a bit about his facts. For instance, the references he made to me (several times) were not entirely correct. During the last few years I had quite a lot to do with Ford and I am happy to say that I feel I did not let the old man down." Original red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front cover and TEG. Mild damp staining to and along spine, otherwise only minor wear and would be very good. Harvey A23 calls for brown boards, making this a variant in a nicer binding. INSCRIBED TO COLLECTOR AND BENEFACTOR, GEORGE KEATING.

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WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture.
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First edition [Harvey A49]. "A lively, personal, and extremely persuasive indictment of modern Prussianism" (Daily Telegraph). INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford." After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. Laid in is a TLS from Keating to Ford biographer/literary critic Thomas Moser relating a story about Yale and Ford. It reads in part, "I can tell you a funny story regarding Ford. I gave . . . practically a complete [Ford] collection to the university and they later asked me if I would ask Ford to give a talk . . . . [after making arrangements for the talk and not hearing from them] I called them . . . only to learn that they had changed their mind and then they had the gall to add, did I think Ford would autograph the set of first editions I had given them. I told them very bluntly I did not....." Keating goes on to relate an offer of assistance he made to Joseph Conrad's son, Borys, in a cable to his wife, "I cabled Mrs. Conrad, offering to make full restitution to the injured party so that his father's name would not suffer and I have some place on file the cable advising, 'nothing can be done--grateful thanks--Conrad' or words to that effect. At one time or another in all our lives, there arises something that we deeply regret and would never repeat doing, and I felt this was true of Borys' act." Red cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Light shelf wear and spine slightly toned, still very good. INSCRIBED TO A BENEFACTOR, WITH INTERESTING AND ILLUMINATING TYPED LETTER SIGNED LAID IN.

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ROCK SPRINGS: Stories. Richard Ford. ROCK SPRINGS: Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. SIGNED by the prize-winning author. Light staining to half-title page, otherwise would be fine in dust jacket.

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ROCK SPRINGS: Stories. Richard Ford. ROCK SPRINGS: Stories.
New York: Atlanic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Uncorrected proof with publisher's blurb laid in. Fine in orange paperwraps.

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NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER. C. S. Forester, John Forester. NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER.
(Lemon Grove, Calif): John Forester, (2000). First edition. A biography written by his son. Number 103 of 250 SIGNED copies. Two volumes, each SIGNED and numbered and each INSCRIBED, "For --- with best wishes. John Forester." Two large 8vo volumes in glossy pictorial paperwraps. 826 pages including index. Although the stated limitation is 250 copies, it's possible that not all of these self-published volumes were produced or sold. We've never handled a copy before, and were not aware of the book's existence. Light wear on corners, a light spot on page edges and a triangular spot on top. Scarce.

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THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain. Hugh W. Foster. THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain.
(San Francisco): Norfolk Press, (2011). First edition. One of 100 copies published primarily for the family. SIGNED by the author. Foster, a member of the family, writes a history of Walter Dillingham (1875-1963) who was born in Honolulu during the Kingdom of Hawaii. Walter's father, Benjamin Dillingham, founded the Oahu Railway and Land Company. His mother was Emma Louise Smith, daughter of missionary Lowell Smith, who arrived in Hawaii in 1830. Walter first worked as a clerk for his father, then managed the Dowsett Company and founded Hawaiian Dredging Company. In 1904, while his father was hospitalized, he managed the company. In 1909, he constructed a dry dock at Pearl Harbor which eventually became part of the US Navy base. He also enlarged the ports of Kahului and Hilo; drained the wetlands of Waikiki in the early 1920s; and created the Ala Wai Canal on whose banks the Hawaii Convention Center was built. In 1948, Dillingham Airfield, a small Air Force base near Mokuleia, Hawaii was named for Walter's son, Captain Henry Gaylord Dillingham, a B-29 pilot who was killed in action over Kawasaki, Japan, on July 25, 1945. In 1961, his son Lowell Smith Dillingham (1911-1987) merged the remains of the Oahu Railway and Land Company and the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company to form the Dillingham Corporation. It was sold to private investors in 1983. The book, for the first time, tells the story of this complex man, his forbearers and his family. Quoting such primary sources as his own letters and speches, the memories of others and the opinion of those who are still alive and knew him best. The history of the Dillingham family in many ways reflects the history of Hawaii. 405 pages, including 11 pages of notes to the text; a bibliography; list of personal interviews; and a chronology. Illustrated with family photographs. New in dust jacket. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES.

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THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. Gene Fowler, , Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play
New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Illustrated with photographs from the movie. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay to published in book form, certainly among the very earliest. INSCRIBED TO A MAJOR BOOK COLLECTOR BY FOWLER, "To that assidious and clever collector, and my friend as well, Earle Bernheimer. Gene Fowler 1947." Bernheimer was part owner of a film company and a patron of Robert Frost (he arranged over the years to pay Frost a kind of stipend for whatever he cared to send him from month to month -- be it drafts, proofs or wastebasket shavings). Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum and featuring Adolphe Menjou. Very good or better in good dust jacket with a few chips and spine a little darkened and with closed tears backed with acid free archival clear tape,

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BANKER. Dick Francis. BANKER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1982). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title page. Bottom front corners a little bumped, otherwise very good to fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

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BREAK IN. Dick Francis. BREAK IN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1985). First edition. SIGNED on half-title. Fine in dust jacket.

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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE DANGER. Dick Francis. THE DANGER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. SIGNED "HI --- Dick Francis," on half title page. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny spot of minor edge wear.

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DRIVING FORCE. Dick Francis. DRIVING FORCE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Very slight lean and former owner's name on front end paper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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