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THE PALETTE KNIFE. Christopher Morley. THE PALETTE KNIFE.
Chelsea, NY: Chocorua Press, 1929. First edition. One of 450 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. Six hand-colored illustrations by Rene Gockinga. Near fine with a touch of darkening on hinges, and cover lightly soiled; in a lightly rubbed slipcase.

[Book #27581]       Price: $200.00
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GREEN GRASS, BLUE SKY, WHITE HOUSE. Wright Morris. GREEN GRASS, BLUE SKY, WHITE HOUSE.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. First edition. One of 200 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Fine in original acetate dust jacket.

[Book #35727]       Price: $60.00
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HERE IS EINBAUM. Wright Morris. HERE IS EINBAUM.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First edition. One of 226 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #35410]       Price: $100.00
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A MERCY. Toni Morrison. A MERCY.
New York: Knopf, (2008). First edition. SIGNED by Morrison on Knopf bookplate affixed to half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52801]       Price: $60.00
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PUBLIC WORKS: A Dangerous Trade. Robert Moses. PUBLIC WORKS: A Dangerous Trade.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1970). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Leyland Hayward with high regard / Robert Moses." Hayward (1902-1971) was a theatrical and Hollywood producer, most notably of "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music." Moses, who was the subject of Robert Caro's 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, THE POWER BROKER, was known as the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City and environs; and though Caro's biography dealt a blow to his reputation, Moses' projects were considered by many to be necessary for the region's development after the Great Depression [Wikipedia]. Large octavo, full blue pebbled-leather boards embellished in gilt on front and stamped in gilt on spine which is blocked in red; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Fine in original though worn acetate which we will replace or cover with fresh mylar upon request. Also includes copies of Moses' 23-page response to Caro's book and Caro's response to Moses' response to his book.

[Book #54867]       Price: $300.00
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WIFE. Bharati Mukherjee. WIFE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. First edition. Review copy with slip laid in. Short note to author/critic Doris Grumbach is also laid in ('can we postpone the swimming lesson---". INSCRIBED "To Doris, With love & gratitude, & in admiration, Bharati Mukherjee." Fine in very good or better dust jacket that has only that has a closed tear that has creased, two small nicks and minor edge rubbing.

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BEDROCK. Timothy Murphy. BEDROCK.
No-place: Aralia Press, 1998. First edition. One of 160 unnumbered copies. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anthony Hecht, "To Tony Hecht with fond wishes for a prolific New Year. Tim Murphy 28 December 1998." Also with a four-line inscription on an early page signed "Timothy of Shrewsbury." Fine in black cloth boards with white title label on spine. Printed on Johannot paper with Weiss type. Issued without dust jacket.

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HALF A LIFE; A Novel. V. S. Naipaul. HALF A LIFE; A Novel.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Second printing of the first American edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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LINDEN HILLS. Gloria Naylor. LINDEN HILLS.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1985. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper "To Doris [Grumbach] | A sister in | the arts | Gloria Naylor". Fine in dust jacket with touch of edge wear to top edge of spine and two closed tears on rear panel edge.

[Book #30704]       Price: $100.00
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UNEXPECTED PLEASURES. Phyllis Naylor. UNEXPECTED PLEASURES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "To --- in appreciation - with best wishes always! Phyllis Naylor." Page edges slightly age darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Story set in the Chesapeake Bay area.

[Book #36374]       Price: $60.00
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THE SALT GARDEN: Poems. Howard Nemerov. THE SALT GARDEN: Poems.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown & Co. (1955). First edition. His third book of poetry. INSCRIBED "for Virginia Albee, with best wishes, Howard Nemerov 7 ii 55." The black paper-covered pictorial boards show wear on corners and spine ends; in dust jacket with matching wear and tape on verso at top of spine.

[Book #43007]       Price: $50.00
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SEIZE THE MOMENT: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World. Richard M. Nixon. SEIZE THE MOMENT: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992). First edition of Nixon's critically praised assessment of American foreign policy. SIGNED by Nixon and with TYPED LETTER INITIALED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH SALUTATION by Nixon laid in. Letter is on Nixon's personal engraved letterhead from his Woodcliff Lake NJ address, measures 6.75 x 9" and is dated December 23, 1991. To Richard Lyng (1918-2003), who oversaw the government's food programs as an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under Nixon from 1969 to 1973 and was Ronald Reagan's Agriculture Secretary from 1986 to 1989. Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH LETTER LAID IN.

[Book #53549]       Price: $450.00
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REAL PEACE. Richard Nixon. REAL PEACE.
New York: No-Publisher, (1983). First edition. An outline of his geopolitical strategy, SIGNED BY NIXON. Tipped-in slip states this is one of a limited number of copies being sent to "community and opinion leaders around the United States." Reportedly this edition was limited to only 1,000 copies, though there is no indication of this in the book. No publisher indicated and copyright states "First printing September 1983," whereas the regular trade edition was published by Little, Brown the following year. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54387]       Price: $200.00
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PATRICK O'BRIAN: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography. Patrick O'Brian, A. E. Cunningham. PATRICK O'BRIAN: Critical Appreciations and a Bibliography.
(West Yorkshire): The British Library, (1994). First edition. Number 16 of only 50 numbered copies SIGNED by Patrick O'Brian. Handsomely bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. Includes an autobiographical piece, four poems and two stories by O'Brian. Illustrated with a color frontis photograph and six black-and-white photographs of O'Brian, a profile of the H.M.S. Surprise and various black-and-white decorations.According to Arthur Cunningham the edition was produced in five different toned half-calf bindings, each with different endpapers - 10 each. 20 copies were given to the contributors and others and only 30 copies were offered for sale. Fine in slipcase. SIGNED BY O'BRIAN.

[Book #53332]       Price: $2,500.00
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CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. Patrick O'Brian. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment.
(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the name Richard Patrick Russ in 1930 and 1938, respectively. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (of 1000 copies total). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.

[Book #54872]       Price: $300.00
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JULY, JULY. Tim O'Brien. JULY, JULY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. First edition. Ten friends get together for their 30th college reunion; from the author of THE THINGS THEY CARRIED (true to form, among the friends coming together are a veteran and a draft-dodger). SIGNED and dated 11/20/02 on title page. Fine in fine dust jacket with a tiny nick to the spine.

[Book #54744]       Price: $30.00
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THE NUCLEAR AGE. Tim O'Brien. THE NUCLEAR AGE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First edition. SIGNED by the author with a quote on the half-title page, "a pale dwarf moon gives light . . . / Tim O'Brien" Top corners lightly creased where bumped, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with few tiny, inconspicuous tears including one affecting tip of "U" in title.

[Book #49133]       Price: $60.00
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THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice. O'Connor Sandra Day. THE MAJESTY OF THE LAW: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice.
New York: Random House, (2003). First trade edition. SIGNED by O'Connor. This memoir by the first female Supreme Court Justice explores her approach to the law and the Court as living entities. Illustrated with photos. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49945]       Price: $175.00
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LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Sandra Day O'Connor, , H. Alan Day. LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.
New York: Random House, (2002). First edition. SIGNED by O'Connor. Her story of growing up on a cattle ranch in the American Southwest. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40920]       Price: $125.00
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LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest. Sandra Day O'Connor, H. Alan Day. LAZY B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest.
New York: Random House, (2002). First edition. Uncorrected proof. INSCRIBED "To a Fellow Texan" and SIGNED by Justice O'Connor. Filled with family photos of the Days on the ranch. Tentative publishing date of February 2002. Fine in publisher's logo-printed paperwraps.

[Book #48869]       Price: $175.00
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HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES. Anita O'Day. HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED on plain bookplate, "To Bill Beverly/ Thanks for the kind words. Love, Anita O'Day 3/4/82." Her autobiography written with George Eells. At the age of twenty-two, O'Day was one of the brightest stars on the music scene but just ten years later she was strung out and broke in a California jail. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. A relatively scarce inscription. INSCRIBED BY O'DAY.

[Book #53609]       Price: $450.00
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HELLBOX. John O'Hara. HELLBOX.
New York: Random House, (1947). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Bob Kriendler -- I'll write them as long as you collect them --- I hope. John O'Hara 11 July 1947." Kriendler was a U.S. Attorney in New York City, and perhaps related to the Kriendlers of the 21 Club. Fine in dust jacket with quarter-inch chip at top of spine (but otherwise near fine). CONTEMPORARY INSCRIPTION.

[Book #46178]       Price: $450.00
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BLONDE. Joyce Carol Oates. BLONDE.
London: Fourth Estate, (2000). First UK edition. Fictionalization of the life of Marilyn Monroe. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #48180]       Price: $60.00
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FOXFIRE: Confessions of a Girl Gang. Joyce Carol Oates. FOXFIRE: Confessions of a Girl Gang.
New York: Dutton, (1993). First edition. Advance reading copy, SIGNED by the author on the title page. Publisher's promo letter laid in. Publisher's small label on front cover noting tentative publication date of August 3, 1993. Fine in glossy paperwraps.

[Book #49917]       Price: $60.00
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THE GODDESS and Other Women. Joyce Carol Oates. THE GODDESS and Other Women
New York: Vanguard Press, Inc. (1974). First edition. SIGNED by author on title page. Very good in dust jacket with small closed tear to back.

[Book #48441]       Price: $60.00
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