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DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY. Graham Greene. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY.
London: Bodley Head, (1980). First edition, first issue with "leave alone" p.(9):4. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Greene to A.J. Cheshire, his accountant. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY GREENE TO HIS ACCOUNTANT.

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RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE. Zane Grey. RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Before 1918. An early reprint edition with illustrations by Douglas Duer and the frontispiece illustration reproduced as the dust jacket cover, as in the original Harper edition. SIGNED BY GREY in "Lackawaxen, Pa.," from where we understand he moved in 1918, so an early reprint. This title is considered by many critics to have played a significant role in shaping the formula of the popular Western genre. It tells the story of Jane Withersteen and her battle to overcome her persecution by members of her polygamous Mormon Church, a leader of which, Elder Tull, wants to marry her. Withersteen is supported by a number of Gentile friends, including Bern Venters and Lassiter, a famous gunman and killer of Mormons. It was made into a number of movies starting in 1918 with one starring William Scott and directed by Frank Lloyd; then again in 1925 with Tom Mix, 1931 with George O'Brien, 1941 with George Montgomery and on TV in 1996 with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. This copy was OWNED BY THE MOVIE STAR AND BOOK COLLECTOR Jack Palance and has two bookplates attesting to this below Grey's signature. The book is very good with minor wear and the jacket has chipping and some tape on the outside across top inch of spine and extending onto the front and back covers. Still, scarce in any early jacket and signed by Grey. EARLY REPRINT SIGNED BY GREY.

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THE SPOIL OF THE FLOWERS. Doris Grumbach. THE SPOIL OF THE FLOWERS.
New York: Doubleday & Co. 1962. First edition. The well respected and influential novelist, essayist and critic's first book. INSCRIBED in October 1962. Fine in dust jacket with some edgewear, two closed tears and some light staining on rear panel. Contemporary Inscription.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XXI [21] of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. Allan Gurganus. OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Kay, Who knows women like my widow --- May Lucy recall your loved ones --- Love, Allan 1989." Perhaps Kay Boyle? Fine in dust jacket. CONTEMPORARY INSCRIPTION.

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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. Allan Gurganus. OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
New York: Knopf, 1989. First edition. An uncorrected proof in cream-colored paperwraps printed in red. SIGNED by author. Fine.

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THE PRACTICAL HEART. Allan Gurganus. THE PRACTICAL HEART.
North Carolina: Wesleyan College Press, 1993. First edition. One of 1000 SIGNED numbered copies, additionally INSCRIBED by the author to author/critic Doris Grumbach. "To Doris & Sybil -- beloved sisters of mine -- and the most practical of utterly impractical (loving) hearts. A joyful new year. Allen Nov. 1993." Fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued.

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SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. David Guterson. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994). First edition of this acclaimed first novel, SIGNED by the author. Enclosed in shrinkwrap with a sticker stating "special autographed copy/ first printing/ first edition." Winner of the Pen/Faulkner award. Fine in dustwapper.

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WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE. David Halberstam. WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. SIGNED by author. Covers Bush, Clinton and the Generals. Fine in near fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

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SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS. Edward Everett Hale, W. T. Smedley. SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897. First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper, where the previous owner has also made notations (at the bottom). Printed photo of the author affixed at front, creating offset to front endpaper, and notation -- which appears to be in the author's hand -- on paper pasted to second blank page, producing offset to the verso of the preceding page. Front endpaper cracked at hinge, cover somewhat rubbed and soiled, silver spine lettering rubbed, but lettering and illustration on front board is still bright. Overall, about very good lacking dust jacket.

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STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT. Clayton Hamilton. STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1914). First edition. INSCRIBED to Hollywood producer and screenwriter Ralph Block - "To Ralph Block - flittings, flutterings, and floatings- from his fellow outcast Clayton Hamilton, to commemorate their year of common exile at the Goldwyn Studios, Culver City, California 1921-1922." Gilt spine lettering somewhat dulled (though quite legible) and spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise bright and about near fine lacking dust jacket. Nice association copy.

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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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SWEET & DEADLY. Charlaine Harris. SWEET & DEADLY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK -- SIGNED by Harris on the title page. Ticket from the signing event laid in. This first book from the best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels "combines the best of mystery and suspense with a pinch of romance" (jacket flap). Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket, which is otherwise fine. Scarce first edition, scarcer still signed.

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: As Unshredded and Pasted Back Together by David Javerbaum. Neil Patrick Harris. CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: As Unshredded and Pasted Back Together by David Javerbaum.
New York: Crown / Archetype, (2014). First edition. Harris's charmingly funny autobiography with format based on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books popular in the 1980's. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED at a NYC reading event ON PAGE 175, a page no other pages lead to. Attendees to the reading were instructed: "As a reward for your participation in this reading and/or publicity appearance, please present this page at the conclusion of this event for signing." Fine in fine dust jacket.

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A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH! Harry Harrison. A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH!
London: Faber and Faber, (1972). First British edition. SIGNED by the author on half-title page. Published in the States as TUNNEL THROUGH THE DEEPS. An alternate history story set in (an alternate) 1973--George Washington lost the Battle of Lexington, and was executed as a traitor, and as a result America has remained a British colony which still dreams of independence. One corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with inconspicuous tear.

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THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS. Jim Harrison, Russel Chatham. THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS.
Seattle: Winn Books, 1986. First edition. Number 38 of a stated 350 copies, SIGNED BY HARRISON and the illustrator, RUSSELL CHATHAM. Together with a suite of FIVE 14 x 18" PRINTS SIGNED BY CHATHAM, each marked AP and numbered "31/40," and a colophon indicating the suite was produced specifically to accompany 175 copies of the book. Supposedly 175 of the 350 copies of the book were signed by both Harrison and Chatham and came with the suite of prints by Chatham, and the other 175 were signed only by Harrison and did not include the prints. As so few of the purported 175 suite of prints have shown up on the market, we wonder if there were more than 40 copies of the "proof" and if those are what sometimes appear. (The publisher has indicated in a letter to us that none of the copies were numbered. Yet, this copy is numbered and there are others recorded as such.) The book is near fine and the slipcase is lightly soiled with a few small smudges, and a faint half-moon shadow, presumably a partial glass ring, but still very good or better. The prints and accompanying colophon are fine.

[Book #52697]       Price: $1,250.00
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SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK. Jim Harrison. SKETCH FOR A JOB APPLICATION BLANK.
no pl. Okeanos Press, 1992. First separate edition of a short essay from his nonfiction collection, JUST BEFORE DARK. Three small drawings on top. SIGNED by Harrison, although not called for. About 9 x 13 inches in gold metal frame. Fine.

[Book #52780]       Price: $150.00
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THE WOMAN LIT BY FIREFLIES. Jim Harrison. THE WOMAN LIT BY FIREFLIES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. First edition. Number 118 of 225 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase with a few light spots of soiling.

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne, By Annie Fields. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1899. First edition. Part of the Beacon Biographies of Eminent Authors series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, this work includes the first appearance of many of Hawthorne's letters. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Fields to Elizabeth Fairchild. Annie Fields was the wife of the publisher and author, James T. Fields. She and James were friends of Hawthorne, as well as of other literary notables of their day. Intricately engraved frontispiece and title page; top edge gilt. Very good with minor rubbing to the edges, most noticeably at the spine ends and corners, still an attractive copy.

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THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joseph Hayes. THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED: "To Dr. Allan Berne - Allen with cordial good wishes-----Joseph Hayes 7 Oct. 58". Slight offset on endpaper behind inscription, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears, one very small chip and a small skined spot on spine fold.

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WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO? Sparkle Hayter. WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO?
(New York): Soho, (1994). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004. Seamus Heaney. THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004.
Dublin: Irish Writers Center, 2005. First edition. Number 8 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes two poems and an essay written by Seamus Heaney in memory of Milosz. Designed by Pawel Tryzno and printed partially on Zanders Zeta paper and partially on handwoven paper by the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland. The book has stainless steel covers and comes in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles published in Polish newspapers in the days following Milosz's death. Housed in an elaborate, folding, black-cardstock case with dripping black-ink design on one edge and author's name in silver on front. There were another 50 copies in the special deluxe edition in an even more intricate housing. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

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LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS. Lafcadio Hearn, Edward Larocque Tinker. LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1924. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies SIGNED by Tinker, who also designed and illustrated the volume. Although Tinker is credited as the author, this work includes the first book appearance of over 30 articles by Hearn. Cloth spine and front edges, with patterned paper boards. The boards show some minor wear on top and bottom Very good with top page edges foxed, front endpaper removed and cloth edges lightly rubbed. Assume issued without dust jacket.

[Book #34446]       Price: $200.00
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