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A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story. Florence J. Radcliffe. A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story.
Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on free endpaper. Fine in very good or better dust jacket which is somewhat rubbed and has small creases and closed tears along the edges but is still attractive.

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MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography. Jean-Pierre Rampal, , Deborah Wise. MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography.
New York: Random House, (1989). First edition. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED BY RAMPAL front endpaper. The well-known flutist "transcends the usual cultural bounds and appeals to fans of concert halls, jazz clubs, [and] television, including "The Muppet Show."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE WIND DONE GONE. Alice Randall. THE WIND DONE GONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2001. First edition. SIGNED with a quote by the author on the title page. The unauthorized parody of that famous novel of the South. Fine in dust jacket.

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DOORS OPEN. Ian Rankin. DOORS OPEN.
Gladestry: Scorpion Press, (2008). First edition, using sheets from the Orion trade edition, and published a week later, on September 25, 2008. Number 46 of 80 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. There were also 16 specially bound copies. Includes an appreciation by Denise Mina. Bound in dark blue quarter leather with marbled boards and top edge stained blue-green. Fine as issued in clear acetate wrapper.

[Book #46189]       Price: $150.00
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CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998. Christoph Ransmayr. CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998.
Washington, D.C. (Embassy of Austria), 1998. First edition. Edited by Roswitha Novak. Number 154 of 333 copies SIGNED BY RANSMAYR. From the short-lived "New Literature from Europe" series of readings at the Library of Congress, Presentation copy with Embassy of Austria greeting card from the cultural attache of the Embassy dated April 20, 1998, laid in, "Very kind regards, Teresa Indjein." Includes excerpts from Ransmayr's novels THE TERRORS OF ICE AND DARKNESS; THE LAST WORLD and THE DOG KING as well as bibliographical references. Illustrated. Fine in paperwraps.

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WHO KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING? The True Story by the Alleged Assassin. James Earl Ray. WHO KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING? The True Story by the Alleged Assassin.
Washington. D.C. National Press Books, (1992). First edition. SIGNED BY James Earl Ray. Foreword by Jesse Jackson, and preface by Mark Lane. Ray (1928-1998) was convicted of King's assassination in 1969 after entering a guilty plea to avoid a jury trial which, had he been found guilty, could have resulted in a death sentence. Instead, he was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted and made an unsuccessfully bid for retrial. Ray died in prison of complications due to chronic hepatitis C infection in 1998. Fine in fine dust jacket. DID HOOVER ORDER THE HIT?

[Book #53703]       Price: $300.00
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RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY. Ronald Reagan. RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY.
Salt Lake City: Osmond Publishing Company, (1981). First edition. SIGNED by President Reagan. Includes a tribute to Reagan given by Charlton Heston at the gala prior to the Inauguration; "A Time for Choosing," the TV speech given in October 1964 which launched Reagan's political career: Reagan's Jan. 20 1981 Inaugural Speech; an Address to a Joint Session of Congress on a Program for Economic Recovery; another address to a joint session on April 28,1981. The title comes at the end of that first speech in 1964 - "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny." Reagan was the Co-Chairman of the California Citizens for Goldwater at the time. No record of signed copies at auction in the last 35 years and we contacted a few prominent dealers and they have not had a copy. Just signed, not dated, but signed as President with a solid provenance. Fine in a price clipped dust jacket. SCARCE SIGNED COPY.

[Book #52425]       Price: $4,500.00
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THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980. Walt Reed, John Held Roger, Rockwell Kent. THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980.
New York: Society of Illustrators, (1984). First edition. Number 36 of 50 copies with an original woodcut by John Held, Jr. (signed "72/100 Mrs John Held, Jr."). Additionally SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 355 pages with text for each decade by different illustrators (1920-1930 by Rockwell Kent, e.g.). Also includes Benjamin Eisenstat, Von Schmidt, Bernard Fuchs, et al. Profusely illustrated. Black cloth, a.e.g., 4to. Fine in fine matching cloth slipcase.

[Book #46227]       Price: $750.00
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FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST. Frederic Remington. FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST.
New York: Dial Press, 1960. First edition. Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington. Edited and with an introduction by Harold McCracken. One of 167 numbered copies SIGNED by McCracken. Full leather lettered in gold on front and spine, blindstamped steer's head on front, top edge gilt. Fine in original glassine in slipcase which shows only light shelfwear.

[Book #27189]       Price: $200.00
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CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D. Laura Rhodes, , Lucy Freeman. CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1964). First edition."The story of a woman's fight against self-destruction"--from the dust jacket. Lengthy SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper from Laura Rhodes identifying the recipient as the "Doctor Stewart" of the book. Underlining to text, presumably by the author or the recipient. Very good in price-clipped, edge worn dust jacket.

[Book #48190]       Price: $50.00
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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles. Anne Rice. THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. Advance reading copy - SIGNED. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #31558]       Price: $100.00
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A COLLECTION OF EIGHT OF HIS BOOKS: White Tiger; Barbry; The Siamese Cat; and more. Henry Milner Rideout. A COLLECTION OF EIGHT OF HIS BOOKS: White Tiger; Barbry; The Siamese Cat; and more.
New York / Boston: Various publishers, 1907 - 1921. First edition. Eight books, all but one first printings, six INSCRIBED and three with LETTERS SIGNED to his aunt, MRS. J. B. RIDEOUT--author of CAMPING OUT IN CALIFORNIA--laid in. Henry Milner Rideout (1877-1927), a native of Calais, Maine, was author of 16 novels, 23 short stories & novellas (many of which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post), and a biographical memoir. His early writing abilities where such that they spurred his high school English teacher, Laura Burns and her cousin, distinguished Harvard English professor Charles Townsend Copeland, to motivate local townspeople to lend Rideout the funds necessary to attend Harvard. He graduated in 1899 and was an instructor in the English department for four years--until his college debts were paid off. After The Atlantic Monthly accepted two of his short stories, he decided to earn a living by writing. He set off from San Francisco for six months of travel in the Far East under contract to the American Woolen Company, reporting on jute mills in the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. He translated his experiences and observations from travel in those places so well--skillfully writing on locales such as Bangkok or Canton--that readers assumed he had traveled more widely. He earned readership in not only the United States, but Canada and Great Britain. His eminence was such that when he died while on a family trip to Europe, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a banner headline announcing his sudden death. THE COLLECTION consists of eight books without dust jackets in overall very good condition, all but one of which are first printings/impressions and six of which are INSCRIBED to his aunt. Most are spine faded but otherwise very good (as noted below): *THE SIAMESE CAT*, NY: McClure, Phillips, 1907. General wear but still good, not signed or inscribed | *DRAGON'S BLOOD*, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. Second impression. Spine barely faded on this one. Better than very good. Not signed or inscribed but with ownership signature of Mrs. Rideout on endpaper. | *WILLIAM JONES*, NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1912. A biography. Spine unfaded but corners and spine ends show some wear (still very good). Inscribed. | *WHITE TIGER*, NY: Duffield, 1915. 2-page ALS to his aunt (both sides of single sheet) laid in. Foxing to edges of frontis and title page. Inscribed. | *THE FAR CRY*, NY: Duffield, 1916. Lettering on front board rubbed but readable. Inscribed. | *THE KEY OF THE FIELDS and BOLDERO*, NY: Duffield, 1918. Front hinge cracked but tight. Rideout’s obituary with dateline Antwerp, Belgium, pasted to front endpaper. Inscribed. | *FERN SEED*, NY: Duffield 1921. TLS written in 1925, laid in, as well as "With the Compliments of the Author" card. Handwritten note on title page, presumably by his aunt, about his death (mistakes the year) and this being his last book (also a mistake). Inscribed. | *BARBRY*, NY: Duffield, 1923. TLS with handwritten notes, laid in. Inscribed.

[Book #52483]       Price: $750.00
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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

[Book #50569]       Price: $60.00
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NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Kenneth Roberts. NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937. First trade edition, after the limited edition. SIGNED on the title page, "With all the good wishes of Kenneth Roberts x." The movie starring Spencer Tracey was based on this adventure novel. Forest green cloth cover blind-stamped on front, with gilt lettering on black label on the spine. The map endpapers are slightly glue shadowed at the hinges, there is slight play to the spine, front corners are a little bumped and cover a little aged but still a very good copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52805]       Price: $175.00
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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

[Book #53344]       Price: $200.00
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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ernest K. Lindley. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY.
(New York): Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1931). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To W. W. How(e)s / Regards of Franklin D. Roosevelt." A nice association as William Washington Howes served under Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is reported to have been very influential in helping FDR win the midwest. Near fine with minor professional restoration at spine; in very attractive, about very good dust jacket with light edge rubbing, touch of light soiling, and few tears (internally mended with archival tape). NICE ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #52377]       Price: $3,500.00
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ernest K. Lindley. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY.
(New York): Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1931). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Hazel W. Howes, With the sincere regards and thanks of Franklin D. Roosevelt / June 1932." A nice association as her husband, William Washington Howes, served under Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940 (he brought airmail service to the Midwest). Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is reported to have been very influential in helping FDR win the Midwest. The inscription to Mrs. Howes is nicer than the one FDR wrote for her husband in his copy of this same book (we also handled that copy). Near fine with offset near inner hinges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket with a thumb-nail size chip at top of back cover and minor edgewear but no other chipping.

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FADEAWAY. Richard Rosen. FADEAWAY.
New York: Harper & Row, (1986). First edition. His second mystery, after STRIKE THREE YOUR DEAD. This one involves the mysterious deaths of two basketball players from the Boston Celtics and Washington Bullets. INSCRIBED, "Oct. 6, 1986/ To Michael --- May all your dribbles be single ones. Best, Richard Rosen." Fine in dust jacket.

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THE DYING ANIMAL. Philip Roth. THE DYING ANIMAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co. 2001. First edition. SIGNED by Roth. The third novel about David Kepesh instructing us on the way we live with desire. Faint shadow from security sticker inside jacket (on the verso, since removed), still bright and fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53677]       Price: $200.00
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FISHKILL LANDING. Roy Russell. FISHKILL LANDING.
New York: Exposition Press, (1970). First edition. SIGNED and dated by Russell on August 6th 1970. "The strange influence of a painting and how it split one man's world asunder." Fine in dust jacket with very minor wear. Still, a very clean copy.

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THROWING HEAT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Nolan Ryan, , Harvey Frommer. THROWING HEAT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
New York: Doubleday, 1988. First edition. SIGNED by Ryan. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54475]       Price: $75.00
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THE AFFAIR IS ALL. David Stuart Ryan. THE AFFAIR IS ALL.
London: Kozmik Press Centre, (1976). First edition. SIGNED, dated, and numbered "106/ 220." Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tear.

[Book #42997]       Price: $100.00
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ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw. Witold Rybczynski. ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.
New York: Scribner, (2000). First edition. An ode to the screw, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. "A story starring Archimedes and Leonardo. . . . A graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #40542]       Price: $40.00
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ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY. Robert Sargent. ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY.
(Washington, D.C. The Word Works, 1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ernie: I can't tell you how much I appreciate your words on the cover. Looking forward to seeing you. Bob." Inscription is to poet Ernest Kroll, who provided the following blurb that appears on the back cover: "Genuine in an age of phonies. Comes through as Sargent pure, a sure voice. -- Ernest Kroll." Also INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD AND PROMOTIONAL CARD, both to Kroll. The postcard speaks of getting Kroll's book TATTOO PARLOR AND OTHER FRAXIOMS, "-- a beautiful book and poems are fresh, original" and about visiting after his return from a trip to Europe. The card advertises a Sargent reading and has a note on back personally asking Kroll to come. Near fine in paperwraps. INSCRIBED TO POET PROVIDING A BACK-COVER BLURB.

[Book #50933]       Price: $75.00
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