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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.

[Book #53788]       Price: $1,250.00
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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.

[Book #41859]       Price: $450.00
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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.

[Book #52362]       Price: $175.00
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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,

[Book #54677]       Price: $450.00
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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.

[Book #52767]       Price: $60.00
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BREAK IN. Dick Francis. BREAK IN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1985). First edition. SIGNED on half-title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52735]       Price: $50.00
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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52413]       Price: $50.00
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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.

[Book #52753]       Price: $50.00
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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.

[Book #52752]       Price: $50.00
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THE EDGE. Dick Francis. THE EDGE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1988). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52751]       Price: $50.00
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ENQUIRY. Dick Francis. ENQUIRY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1969). First edition. Fine in a near fine price clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52739]       Price: $150.00
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FOR KICKS. Dick Francis. FOR KICKS.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. His third mystery. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. Faintest ring marks on front cover, page edges darkened with subtle mottling (not immediately noticeable and not extending to margins), otherwise would be near fine; in good or better dust jacket, which presents better than it sounds -- rubbed, flattened creasing at base of spine and narrow line at middle, few small chips and tears, and extensive staining to the verso, which fortunately is only outwardly visible on the rear panel.

[Book #52743]       Price: $750.00
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FORFEIT. Dick Francis. FORFEIT.
London: Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled. In a very good dust jacket with some edgewear, rubbing, a few very small closed tears, and back panel soiled or aged. Still, a scarce title in decent condition and signed.

[Book #52750]       Price: $750.00
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HIGH STAKES. Dick Francis. HIGH STAKES.
New York: Harper & Row, (1975). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on bottom corners and spine end.

[Book #52397]       Price: $100.00
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HOT MONEY. Dick Francis. HOT MONEY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1987). Frirst edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52748]       Price: $50.00
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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1976). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52396]       Price: $100.00
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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
London: Michael Joseph, (1976). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with back panel lightly aged.

[Book #52747]       Price: $150.00
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KNOCK DOWN. Dick Francis. KNOCK DOWN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1974). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear on corners. A very nice clean copy of this early title.

[Book #52768]       Price: $125.00
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ODDS AGAINST. Dick Francis. ODDS AGAINST.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on title page. Barest wear on front corners of book and faint offsets on endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with back panel slightly soiled, closed tear on hinge and wear to spine ends. Still a very nice copy. SIGNED BY FRANCIS.

[Book #52737]       Price: $500.00
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RAT RACE. Dick Francis. RAT RACE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1970). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on ittle page. Fine in about very good, price clipped dust jacket with closed tear on front hinge fold at bottom and other minor wear.

[Book #52738]       Price: $200.00
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RISK. Dick Francis. RISK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1977). First edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, "October 17th, '77 / George & Phyllis / Love & very best wishes / Dick Francis." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52769]       Price: $125.00
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SMOKESCREEN. Dick Francis. SMOKESCREEN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1972). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on the half title page. Fine in dust jacket with only the barest wear. A very nice copy.

[Book #52765]       Price: $125.00
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