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ROB WAGNER'S CALIFORNIA ALMANACK. Rob Wagner. ROB WAGNER'S CALIFORNIA ALMANACK.
Los Angeles: Times- Mirror Press, (1922). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/illustrator of this humorous guide to California. A tall, narrow book with paper-covered boards and no dust jacket, as issued.

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HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete. Alice Walker. HER BLUE BODY EVERYTHING WE KNOW: Earthling Poems 1965-1990 Complete.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace, (1991). First edition. SIGNED on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN. Mary Willis Walker. ALL THE DEAD LIE DOWN.
New York: Doubleday, (1998). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE RED SCREAM. Mary Willis Walker. THE RED SCREAM.
New York: Doubleday, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE ECHO. Minette Walters. THE ECHO.
(London): Macmillan, (1997). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985. Robert Penn Warren. NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985.
New York: Random House, (1985). First edition. Number 165 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Published to celebrate his 80th birthday. Fine with a tiny touch of creasing at spine ends; in original, near fine slipcase. Issued without a dust jacket.

[Book #49619]       Price: $200.00
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OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974. Robert Penn Warren. OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition. Number 206 of 300 SIGNED, numbered copies. Slight sunning to spine, otherwise near fine or better in original black paper-covered slipcase which is a little bumped and worn at corners (very slight paper loss at open edges). Issued without a dust jacket.

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A PLACE TO COME TO. Robert Penn Warren. A PLACE TO COME TO.
New York: Rand McNally & Co. (1977). First edition. Number 54 of 350 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Spine only slightly dulled (less than usual), otherwise fine in slipcase with small abrasion where sticker removed.

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TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS. Robert Penn Warren. TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS.
[New Haven]: Yale University, (1956). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. INSCRIBED TO HIS ONE-TIME EXECUTOR.

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GENES, GIRLS, AND GAMOW: After the Double Helix. James D. Watson. GENES, GIRLS, AND GAMOW: After the Double Helix.
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First American edition, preceded by a slightly different British edition in 2001. SIGNED by the Nobel Prize Laureate. His life after the discovery of the structure of DNA, including his adjustment to his new life style, and letters from Russian theoretician George Gamow. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

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PHOTOGRAPHS. Eudora Welty, foreword, Reynolds Price. PHOTOGRAPHS.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (1989). First edition, limited issue. With an introduction by her friend and fellow Southern writer, Reynolds Price. Number 324 of 375 numbered copies SIGNED BY WELTY (there were also 2 lettered issues). This volume collects most of Welty's black-and-white photographs from the 1930's to 1950's, many from her period working for the Works Progress Administration. In 1935, Eudora Welty began working for the WPA as a publicity agent, collecting stories, conducting interviews, and taking photographs of people from all economic and social classes in her spare time. Her photography formed the basis for several of her short stories, including "Why I Live at the P.O," inspired by a woman she photographed ironing in the back of a small post office [Wikipedia]. Slight imperfection in cloth at front spine gutter, otherwise bright and fine in original cloth slipcase with three circular light spots but otherwise fine. Issued without dust jacket.

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MORGANA: Two Stories from "The Golden Apples." Eudora Welty. MORGANA: Two Stories from "The Golden Apples."
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, (1988). First edition. With an afterword by Welty. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Welty and the illustrator, Mildred Nungeester Wolfe. Fine in quarter cloth over boards and original blue cloth slipcase.

[Book #54382]       Price: $250.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1954). First edition. SIGNED by Welty on title page. Illustrated with drawings by Joe Krush. Very good with four light tape shadows on paper boards and rear endpaper a little rumpled with a shallow stain along outside edge and evidence of something removed near top. (Perhaps ex-library but there are no other signs.) In a near fine dust jacket with two inconspicuous tears and minor soiling to rear panel which is just slightly darkened along the lower edge.

[Book #51516]       Price: $300.00
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IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism. Glenway Wescott. IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "For Stan Peckham my elector and sponsor, with friendly compliments upon my first visit to Denver, Glenway W." Wescott, a flamboyant writer who also worked with Alfred Kinsey in his studies on homosexuality, was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1947 and Peckham was book editior at the Denver Post his and one of the original Newsday assistant editors (information furnished by a friend of Peckham's, Nancy Burkhart). Light edge rubbing, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears and a few light creases at spine ends. A bright copy of this collection of critical essays and reminiscences about his friendships with and admiration for Katherine Anne Porter, Somerset Maugham, Colette, Isak Dinesen, Thomas Mann, and Thornton Wilder.

[Book #34889]       Price: $100.00
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BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY. Dennis Wheatley. BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1964). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page to step-daughter Diana Younger, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in near fine dust jacket with small rub at base of spine. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53579]       Price: $400.00
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THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED "For John Moffitt with the sincere good wishes of John Hall Wheelock," to which Wheelock has added the last five lines of his poem "The Fish-Hawk" (handwritten by Wheelock) and dated September 28, 1922. Page edges slightly soiled, otherwise fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, an inconspicuous closed tear in spine and a small abrasion to spine affecting "Panther." Still, an attractive copy that looks better than it sounds.

[Book #35572]       Price: $150.00
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THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878. James H. Whyte. THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878.
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Behind the scenes during the Reconstruction of Washington, D. C., after the Civil War. Illustrations of the transformation are included. Near fine in dust jacket with some wear, damp stains and mending.

[Book #47679]       Price: $100.00
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"OPPOSITES: A DIFFERENCE" Richard Wilbur. "OPPOSITES: A DIFFERENCE".
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, [1997]. First edition. One of 99 numbered copies SIGNED by Richard Wilbur. An 8 1/2 by 11" broadside of the poem "A Difference," with illustrations by Wilbur. Separate colophon leaf entitled "Opposites" gives a short biography of Wilbur and states, "The limited edition selection here has never before been published." Both sheets are fine in matching folder and publisher's envelope.

[Book #37173]       Price: $60.00
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BLUES & ROOTS / RUE & BLUETS: A Garland for the Southern Appalachians. Jonathan Williams. BLUES & ROOTS / RUE & BLUETS: A Garland for the Southern Appalachians.
(Durham, NC): Duke University Press, (1985). First edition thus, adding 33 new poems to the 1971 edition. "The poems [herein] make up an unofficial oral history in verse of the Southern Appalachian folk often vilified and dismissed as hillbillies" (from the foreword by Herbert Leibowitz). Number 38 of 75 numbered copies SIGNED BY WILLIAMS. Fine in fine dust jacket and slipcase, as issued.

[Book #54877]       Price: $75.00
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THE WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. Tennessee Williams. THE WORLD OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1978). First edition. Includes an introduction by Williams. An attempt to "capture pictorially the man and the playwright" (from the jacket flap). Profusely illustrated with photographs, letters, rehearsal notes, manuscript drafts, posters, et al -- many of which are previously unpublished. Number 230 of 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY WILLIAMS and the editor, Richard F. Leavitt. Large, tan cloth-covered boards lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of edge rubbing. Housed in original paper-covered slipcase with minor bump to one corner. Errata slip laid in. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED.

[Book #54673]       Price: $350.00
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WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A BUILDING. Forrest Wilson. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A BUILDING.
Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, (1988). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with one small closed tear at bottom of front cover.

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RUGGLES OF RED GAP. Harry Leon Wilson. RUGGLES OF RED GAP.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1915. First edition. INSCRIBED, "The spirit of American equality for which their forefathers bled and died on the battlefields of Boston, New York and Vicksburg- To Charles W. Myers, Jr. Greetings from Harry Leon Wilson." A story of an upper class Lord losing his butler, Ruggles, at the poker table. Effie and Egbert Floud of Red Gap, Washington, take Ruggles back home. Effie Floud wants to take advantage of Ruggles' upper class background to influence Egbert's hick lifestyle. However, Egbert is more interested in partying and he takes Ruggles to the local 'beer bust.' Ruggles eventually decides to strike out on his own and open a restaurant. Made into films in 1918, 1923 with Edward Everett Horton as Ruggles, and 1935 with Charles Laughton playing Ruggles. Illustrated with eight full-page drawings by F. R. Gruger. Spine shows some wear but lettering still readable, rear endpaper partially split at hinge, and minor wear on spine ends and corners, otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket. BOOK INTO FILM.

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THE GREAT WINES OF GERMANY. Wine, Andre L. Simon, Shelia Waters, S. F. Hallgarten. THE GREAT WINES OF GERMANY.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1963). First edition. SIGNED on the title page by cartographer Shelia Waters who provided the maps for this book. Near fine with some bumping and a light mark along the spine. In a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with minor shelfwear, mostly confined to the spine ends and corners.

[Book #50429]       Price: $125.00
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A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE A Neal Carey Mystery. Don Winslow. A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE A Neal Carey Mystery.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "To . . . With memories of The Ocean State!/ I remember your Rhode Island connection!/ Don Winslow/ January 28, 1995." . Fine in dust jacket with a light crease on front flap.

[Book #34349]       Price: $60.00
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THE HAVERSHAM LEGACY. Daoma Winston. THE HAVERSHAM LEGACY.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1974). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to her friend. A passionate, scheming, even bloody saga of a powerful family in Washington D.C. in Civil War times. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47166]       Price: $60.00
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