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THE SPORTING CLUB. Thomas McGuane. THE SPORTING CLUB.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1969). First UK edition of the author's first book. INSCRIBED, "To David --- from Thomas McGuane Key West 1988." McGuane is married to the sister of the unofficial mayor of Margaritaville--Jimmy Buffet--so one imagines he spends plenty of time in the Keys. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53553]       Price: $200.00
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HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK. Terry McMillan. HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK.
(New York): Viking, (1996). First edition, SIGNED by McMillan on the title page and by Jonathan Plumner--her ex-husband and the inspiration for the book; and to whom the book is dedicated--on the dedication page. Ticket from the May 30, 1996, signing event taped to "Also by ..." page. Fine in dust fine jacket.

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ANYTHING FOR BILLY. Larry McMurtry. ANYTHING FOR BILLY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Paul/ My Bloody Tale of the Prairies" and SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize winning author on the front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #48799]       Price: $125.00
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ANYTHING FOR BILLY. Larry McMurtry. ANYTHING FOR BILLY.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988). First edition, in a RARE PROOF DUST JACKET with blank flaps and a completely different design. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper, "To Carmen/ A gloomy tale/ Larry McMurtry." We have never seen another proof jacket offered, which isn't to say there aren't others; but it was purchased from a former Simon & Schuster rep and, given its scarcity, is probably one of only a few produced. The proof jacket design more closely resembles the design of the jacket for LONESOME DOVE and is more attractive, to us at least, than the one the book was eventually issued in. It's hard to understand why they would have changed it. It was sold to us on a copy of the uncorrected proof; but we've put it on this inscribed copy of the book because it seems to us to be the best way to display it. It is slightly taller than the eventual, published jacket and therefore over-hangs the book by a scant eighth-inch and is just slightly loose. The book itself is fine and still in its original, fine dust jacket with the proof jacket (showing only minor wear) over it. RARE PROOF DUST JACKET.

[Book #53607]       Price: $1,500.00
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BUFFALO GIRLS. Larry McMurtry. BUFFALO GIRLS.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on front endpaper. Tiny crimp at base of spine still fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52327]       Price: $60.00
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DESERT ROSE. Larry McMurtry. DESERT ROSE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page "For Pat" (not ours) and SIGNED Larry McMurtry. Round embossed blind stamp on bottom of half-title page, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #48210]       Price: $175.00
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SOMEBODY'S DARLING. Larry McMurtry. SOMEBODY'S DARLING.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1978). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Paul, My little Hollywood story L[arry]." Remainder "man" on bottom edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #46994]       Price: $150.00
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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrated with photographs of Bradley in action as "the greatest player in the history of the Ivy League." INSCRIBED BY THE FUTURE SENATOR, "For ---- Thanks. Bill Bradley". Slight lean to signatures at head of spine otherwise bright and near fine; in price-clipped dust jacket with minor professional repair to corners and spine ends (otherwise bright and near fine). INSCRIBED BY BRADLEY.

[Book #54674]       Price: $1,250.00
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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Sixth Series.
New York: Knopf, (1927). First edition. Number 22 of 140 SIGNED numbered copies. Cloth spine, printed spine label, marbled paper boards, spare spine label tipped in at rear. Spine slightly tanned, board edges scuffed, otherwise very good in publisher's original slipcase, which is beginning to split at open edges, is somewhat soiled and shows minor damp staining. Still, a nice example of this scarce, original slipcase.

[Book #52523]       Price: $450.00
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PISTOLS FOR TWO. H. L. Mencken, as Owen Hatteras. PISTOLS FOR TWO.
New York: Knopf, 1917. First edition. Written with George Jean Nathan. SIGNED by Mencken on front endpaper, "to George W. Myers Jr." A small pamphlet--paperwraps printed in black. Plain spine a little faded and small portion at bottom (about 1/8 inch) missing. Cover just starting to separate a bit at ends. Otherwise very good with corners a little worn. Scarce signed.

[Book #50159]       Price: $500.00
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MENCKEN: A Life. H. L. Mencken, By Fred Hopson. MENCKEN: A Life.
New York: Random House, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED in 1994 by the author. 650 pages including an index. Fine to new in dust jacket.

[Book #33188]       Price: $60.00
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IT TOOK NINE TAILORS. Adolphe Menjou, , M. M. Musselman. IT TOOK NINE TAILORS.
New York & Toronto: McGraw - Hill, (1948). First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia. HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA.

[Book #52308]       Price: $600.00
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LOVE AND HATE. M. D. Menninger, Karl. LOVE AND HATE.
Boston: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by author. Menninger, a psychiatrist, analyzes the war of emotions within each of us. Very good to near fine with very lightly faded spine; in good, edgeworn dust jacket with some chipping but none affecting lettering.

[Book #54434]       Price: $75.00
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ZOMBIE JAMBOREE. Robert Merkin. ZOMBIE JAMBOREE.
New York: William Morrow and Company Inc. (1986). First edition. His second book, INSCRIBED by author on the half title page. "Lew - A little light reading for the happiest of birthdays. Bob Merkin 26 Aug 86." Fine in white dust jacket with a faint crease in front flap, spine very slightly tanned (barely noticeable) and a few tiny marks on front panel. A bright, clean copy.

[Book #36366]       Price: $60.00
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METAMORPHOSIS OF 741. James Merrill, , Anthony Hecht. METAMORPHOSIS OF 741.
Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1977. First edition. A section of an untitled longer poem. Number 58 of 440 numbered copies. Presentation copy INSCRIBED, "Fondest greetings to Tony & Helen Hecht from some odd birds of paradise (Stonington 25 iii 77)." Anthony Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Printed on Arches paper. Fine in paperwraps and original printed envelope. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM SOME ODD BIRDS OF PARADISE"

[Book #53653]       Price: $350.00
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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

[Book #53649]       Price: $1,750.00
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TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED. James A. Michener. TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED.
While Associate editor of Macmillan's Educational Department, Michener suggested Mrs. Ella-Frances Barker as one of the authors in a proposed series of geography books for children. Mrs. Barker did not have time to complete the assignment and, unbeknownst to Michener, turned the project over to her young son. The first letter, dated December 30, 1946, is warm and chatty, signed "Jim Michener" and proposes a meeting between Professor and Mrs. Barker and Michener's managing editor, Philip Knowlton. The second letter, dated April 16, 1947, is written after receipt of the manuscript. Diplomatic and decidedly business-like (with not-so-subtle hints that the manuscript is not exactly up to par) it is signed "James A. Michener." Both letters are typed on Macmillan letterhead; the first on a single sheet, the second on two. The first has a very light stain at the head of the page, and light creasing where previously folded into sixths, but is otherwise fine and includes the original mailing envelope. The second letter is a little darkened and lightly creased along the edge of the first page, but is otherwise fine.

[Book #24926]       Price: $250.00
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SWEET MAN. Gilmore Millen. SWEET MAN.
New York: Viking Press, 1930. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "Inscribed for my friend George Woodruff with sincere personal regards/ Gilmore Millen/ Los Angeles June 11, 1930." A novel of John Henry, set in Memphis on Beale Street in the 1920s. Gilmore, a newspaperman, described Beale as a street of business and love and murder and theft. An aisle where merchants and pawnbrokers, country Negroes from plantations, créole prostitutes and painted fag men, sleepy gamblers and slick young chauffeurs, crooks and bootleggers and dope peddlers and rich property owners and powdered women and labor agents and blind musicians and confidence men and hard-working Negroes from sawmills and cotton warehouses and factories and stores meet and stand on corners and slip upstairs to gambling joints and rooming hotels and barber shops and bawdy houses. Spine very slightly faded, wear to bottom edges of boards and some additional writing (above and below Millen's inscription), otherwise very good or better lacking dust jacket.

[Book #42578]       Price: $150.00
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AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY. Arthur Miller. AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY.
New York: Viking Press, (1964). First edition. SIGNED on title page by Miller. One of his most personal plays, a thinly veiled critique of his divorce from Marilyn Monroe. Fine in fine dust jacket with touch of minor wear.

[Book #54680]       Price: $350.00
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TIMEBENDS A Life. Arthur Miller. TIMEBENDS A Life.
New York: Grove Press, 1987. First edition. SIGNED by Miller "To - - " on title page. Flyer from the signing event at The National Press Club laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #53638]       Price: $250.00
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NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks. Henry Miller. NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First edition. One of 276 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies: pale gray illustrated paper boards; red cloth spine with printed label. Edited by Seamus Cooney. Fine in original acetate, as issued.

[Book #40252]       Price: $125.00
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"UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice. Henry Miller. "UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice.
(No-place: 1968). First edition. Or only edition, actually, as this is an original watercolor painting by Miller SIGNED "HENRY MILLER 17/68" and INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY, Connie Perry: "For/ Connie and Mike/ Happy Anniversary/ Henry." "Untitled 17/68," i.e., Miller's 17th painting produced in 1968.Image measures approximately 23 x 30" and depicts in bright primary colors a palm tree, flowers and woman against the backdrop of a colorful village. Matted and framed in white on white with overall dimensions of approximately 32 x 40". Inscription beginning to fade, few inconspicuous pinpricks to edges, otherwise fine. featured on page 87 of THE PAINTINGS OF HENRY MILLER: PAINT AS YOU LIKE AND DIE HAPPY [San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1982)]. INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY.

[Book #53857]       Price: $5,000.00
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CATHOLICS. Brian Moore. CATHOLICS.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1972). First edition. "Advance Proof Copy" in light gray paperwraps printed in red on front cover. SIGNED by author on title page. Sunned on spine and edges, small stain on first leaf, otherwise near fine.

[Book #29493]       Price: $125.00
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LIES OF SILENCE. Brian Moore. LIES OF SILENCE.
(Toronto): Lester & Orpen Dennys, (1990). First Canadian edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. Booker shortlisted novel. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #29299]       Price: $100.00
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