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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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A SHOWER OF SUMMER DAYS. May Sarton. A SHOWER OF SUMMER DAYS.
New York: Rinehart & Co. Inc. (1952). Later printing. INSCRIBED to Doris Grumbach on the half title."For Doris, to commemorate a summer day of great joy -- May Sarton Aug. 25, 1976." Very good with three handwritten lines on front endpaper neatly crossed out and cover edges slightly rubbed in an almost very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and chipping on spine ends and tips.

[Book #30746]       Price: $60.00
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THE SINGLE HOUND. May Sarton. THE SINGLE HOUND.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. First edition of her first novel, SIGNED on dedication page in 1981. Cloth a little darkened on spine, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket worn on edges, with small chips on corners and spine ends (affecting the top of the "S" and "T" at top of spine), and a few faint stains on spine. In spite of these faults not a bad looking copy of a scarce book, particularly signed.

[Book #30818]       Price: $500.00
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THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland. Winthrop E. Scarritt. THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1906). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on first free endpaper, "P. H. Mayo, Esq./ Best wishes of The Author: Winthrop E. Scarritt, Hot Springs. Va. Aug. 1906." Recipient's bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographs. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine and colored drawing of a motor car on a tree-lined road pasted to front cover (presumably picturing a road near Veudreuve, as it appears to resemble the frontis photo). Spine sunned but readable, a few ink marks to spine and white call letters (though no other evidence of library markings), otherwise would be near fine.

[Book #52633]       Price: $200.00
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SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS. Robert Haven Schauffler. SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Mrs. Samuel Prentiss who suggested the book---." Also a gift inscription below Schauffler's. Very good with a cover that is rubbed on corners and spine ends and lightly soiled. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51557]       Price: $50.00
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LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word. Charles Coleman Sellers. LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. First edition. SIGNED by the author. The story of the itinerant preacher known as "The Cosmopolite" or "Crazy Dow," who achieved enormous popularity in the first half of the 19th century. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tears.

[Book #54809]       Price: $100.00
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THE LIZARD OF OZ. Richard Seltzer. THE LIZARD OF OZ.
Couture, Christin. West Roxbury, MA: The B & R Samizdat Express, 1974. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on verso of front cover "Don’t let the Humbug get you. Richard Seltzer 6/29/76." Better than very good in pictorial paperwraps with some soiling and small split in rear spine fold. Illustrated by Christin Couture.

[Book #35719]       Price: $50.00
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HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life. Maurice Sendak. HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life.
New York: Harper Collins, (1995). Later edition/printing, originally published in 1967. SIGNED BY SENDAK. Stories of Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks experiences outside her home. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54464]       Price: $100.00
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NUTCRACKER. Maurice Sendak, illustrator, E. T. A. Hoffman. NUTCRACKER.
New York: Crown Publishers, (2001). Later edition.The original edition with Sendak's drawings was published by Crown in 1984. SIGNED by Sendak. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #53722]       Price: $150.00
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THE KILLING GROUND. Mary Lee Settle. THE KILLING GROUND.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1982). First edition. Advance Reading Copy. Both the book and a author complimentary slip (laid in) are inscribed by Settle to Doris Grumbach (author/critic). It must have been around the time Pen/Faulkner, which Settle started in Charlottesville, moved to the Folger in Washington, D.C. The book is INSCRIBED "For Doris on the night of the great move Love Mary Lee"; and the card says "For Doris - Here's to coming to Washington. Bless you for being in C-ville. Love Mary Lee." Fine in glossy, printed wraps.

[Book #30738]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT. Rosa Shand. THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT.
New York: Soho, (2000). First edition. Author's first book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #46947]       Price: $50.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To the Tucker's --- with hope for deep snow and unbroken legs --- Irwin Shaw." Cloth a bit faded and corner tips slightly worn, but still very good in slightly darkened oatmeal dust jacket with a few chips and a closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape.

[Book #45907]       Price: $250.00
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THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable. Irwin Shaw. THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. INSCRIBED TO A DRAMA CRITIC.

[Book #45884]       Price: $1,250.00
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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.

[Book #45888]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #45891]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #45905]       Price: $200.00
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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 Spanish actor Gilbert Roland: "To Amigo, the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." Spine slightly sunned, otherwise very good to near fine in fine dust jacket.with spine just slightly toned. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

[Book #45885]       Price: $250.00
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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"

[Book #45493]       Price: $750.00
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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.

[Book #39639]       Price: $350.00
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KILLHOPE WHEEL. Jon Silkin. KILLHOPE WHEEL.
(Ashington, Northumberland): Northumberland Arts Group, 1971. First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page. Stapled pictorial paperwraps. Very good with cover lightly foxed and rubbed and some creasing along spine but otherwise only minimal wear.

[Book #51295]       Price: $35.00
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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.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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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.

[Book #40104]       Price: $175.00
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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.

[Book #46942]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #52996]       Price: $150.00
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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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