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CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D. Laura Rhodes, , Lucy Freeman. CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1964). First edition."The story of a woman's fight against self-destruction"--from the dust jacket. Lengthy SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper from Laura Rhodes identifying the recipient as the "Doctor Stewart" of the book. Underlining to text, presumably by the author or the recipient. Very good in price-clipped, edge worn dust jacket.

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles. Anne Rice. THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. Advance reading copy - SIGNED. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #31558]       Price: $100.00
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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

[Book #50569]       Price: $60.00
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EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES. Tom Robbins. EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. First edition. SIGNED BY ROBBINS on the half-title page. Fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with touch of light wear. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #55105]       Price: $1,500.00
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NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Kenneth Roberts. NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937. First trade edition, after the limited edition. SIGNED on the title page, "With all the good wishes of Kenneth Roberts x." The movie starring Spencer Tracey was based on this adventure novel. Forest green cloth cover blind-stamped on front, with gilt lettering on black label on the spine. The map endpapers are slightly glue shadowed at the hinges, there is slight play to the spine, front corners are a little bumped and cover a little aged but still a very good copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52805]       Price: $175.00
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TESTIMONY. Robbie Robertson. TESTIMONY.
New York: Crown Archetype, (2016). First edition. SIGNED by Robertson on special tipped-in leaf. "He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour...." (from the dust jacket). Tiny pen mark to base of first few pages otherwise crisp and fine in like dust jacket. GUITARIST FOR THE BAND.

[Book #54929]       Price: $75.00
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AVON'S HARVEST. Edwin Arlington Robinson. AVON'S HARVEST.
New York: MacMillan Company, 1921. First edition. A tragic drama in verse. This copy INSCRIBED by the three-time Pulitzer Prize winning poet, "Inscribed for - - - E. A. Robinson, 1925." Minor wear and light offsets on endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with a few tiny chips and other minor wear. A very nice copy of this early work.

[Book #53344]       Price: $200.00
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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

[Book #20213]       Price: $50.00
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FADEAWAY. Richard Rosen. FADEAWAY.
New York: Harper & Row, (1986). First edition. His second mystery, after STRIKE THREE YOUR DEAD. This one involves the mysterious deaths of two basketball players from the Boston Celtics and Washington Bullets. INSCRIBED, "Oct. 6, 1986/ To Michael --- May all your dribbles be single ones. Best, Richard Rosen." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #35322]       Price: $100.00
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THE DYING ANIMAL. Philip Roth. THE DYING ANIMAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Co. 2001. First edition. SIGNED by Roth. The third novel about David Kepesh instructing us on the way we live with desire. Faint shadow from security sticker inside jacket (on the verso, since removed), still bright and fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53677]       Price: $200.00
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FISHKILL LANDING. Roy Russell. FISHKILL LANDING.
New York: Exposition Press, (1970). First edition. SIGNED and dated by Russell on August 6th 1970. "The strange influence of a painting and how it split one man's world asunder." Fine in dust jacket with very minor wear. Still, a very clean copy.

[Book #40754]       Price: $50.00
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THROWING HEAT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Nolan Ryan, , Harvey Frommer. THROWING HEAT: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
New York: Doubleday, 1988. First edition. SIGNED by Ryan. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54475]       Price: $75.00
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THE AFFAIR IS ALL. David Stuart Ryan. THE AFFAIR IS ALL.
London: Kozmik Press Centre, (1976). First edition. SIGNED, dated, and numbered "106/ 220." Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tear.

[Book #42997]       Price: $100.00
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ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw. Witold Rybczynski. ONE GOOD TURN: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw.
New York: Scribner, (2000). First edition. An ode to the screw, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. "A story starring Archimedes and Leonardo. . . . A graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #40542]       Price: $40.00
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ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY. Robert Sargent. ASPECTS OF A SOUTHERN STORY.
(Washington, D.C. The Word Works, 1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "Ernie: I can't tell you how much I appreciate your words on the cover. Looking forward to seeing you. Bob." Inscription is to poet Ernest Kroll, who provided the following blurb that appears on the back cover: "Genuine in an age of phonies. Comes through as Sargent pure, a sure voice. -- Ernest Kroll." Also INCLUDES AN AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD AND PROMOTIONAL CARD, both to Kroll. The postcard speaks of getting Kroll's book TATTOO PARLOR AND OTHER FRAXIOMS, "-- a beautiful book and poems are fresh, original" and about visiting after his return from a trip to Europe. The card advertises a Sargent reading and has a note on back personally asking Kroll to come. Near fine in paperwraps. INSCRIBED TO POET PROVIDING A BACK-COVER BLURB.

[Book #50933]       Price: $75.00
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A SHOWER OF SUMMER DAYS. May Sarton. A SHOWER OF SUMMER DAYS.
New York: Rinehart & Co. Inc. (1952). Later printing. INSCRIBED to Doris Grumbach on the half title."For Doris, to commemorate a summer day of great joy -- May Sarton Aug. 25, 1976." Very good with three handwritten lines on front endpaper neatly crossed out and cover edges slightly rubbed in an almost very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and chipping on spine ends and tips.

[Book #30746]       Price: $60.00
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THE SINGLE HOUND. May Sarton. THE SINGLE HOUND.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. First edition of her first novel, SIGNED on dedication page in 1981. Cloth a little darkened on spine, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket worn on edges, with small chips on corners and spine ends (affecting the top of the "S" and "T" at top of spine), and a few faint stains on spine. In spite of these faults not a bad looking copy of a scarce book, particularly signed.

[Book #30818]       Price: $500.00
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THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland. Winthrop E. Scarritt. THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1906). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on first free endpaper, "P. H. Mayo, Esq./ Best wishes of The Author: Winthrop E. Scarritt, Hot Springs. Va. Aug. 1906." Recipient's bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographs. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine and colored drawing of a motor car on a tree-lined road pasted to front cover (presumably picturing a road near Veudreuve, as it appears to resemble the frontis photo). Spine sunned but readable, a few ink marks to spine and white call letters (though no other evidence of library markings), otherwise would be near fine.

[Book #52633]       Price: $200.00
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SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS. Robert Haven Schauffler. SCUM O' THE EARTH AND OTHER POEMS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Mrs. Samuel Prentiss who suggested the book---." Also a gift inscription below Schauffler's. Very good with a cover that is rubbed on corners and spine ends and lightly soiled. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51557]       Price: $50.00
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LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word. Charles Coleman Sellers. LORENZO DOW: The Bearer of the Word.
New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1928. First edition. SIGNED by the author. The story of the itinerant preacher known as "The Cosmopolite" or "Crazy Dow," who achieved enormous popularity in the first half of the 19th century. Fine in dust jacket with a few tiny chips and small closed tears.

[Book #54809]       Price: $100.00
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THE LIZARD OF OZ. Richard Seltzer. THE LIZARD OF OZ.
Couture, Christin. West Roxbury, MA: The B & R Samizdat Express, 1974. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on verso of front cover "Don’t let the Humbug get you. Richard Seltzer 6/29/76." Better than very good in pictorial paperwraps with some soiling and small split in rear spine fold. Illustrated by Christin Couture.

[Book #35719]       Price: $50.00
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HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life. Maurice Sendak. HIGGLETY PIGGLETY POP! Or, There Must Be More to Life.
New York: Harper Collins, (1995). Later edition/printing, originally published in 1967. SIGNED BY SENDAK. Stories of Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks experiences outside her home. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54464]       Price: $100.00
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NUTCRACKER. Maurice Sendak, illustrator, E. T. A. Hoffman. NUTCRACKER.
New York: Crown Publishers, (2001). Later edition.The original edition with Sendak's drawings was published by Crown in 1984. SIGNED by Sendak. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #53722]       Price: $150.00
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THE KILLING GROUND. Mary Lee Settle. THE KILLING GROUND.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1982). First edition. Advance Reading Copy. Both the book and a author complimentary slip (laid in) are inscribed by Settle to Doris Grumbach (author/critic). It must have been around the time Pen/Faulkner, which Settle started in Charlottesville, moved to the Folger in Washington, D.C. The book is INSCRIBED "For Doris on the night of the great move Love Mary Lee"; and the card says "For Doris - Here's to coming to Washington. Bless you for being in C-ville. Love Mary Lee." Fine in glossy, printed wraps.

[Book #30738]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT. Rosa Shand. THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT.
New York: Soho, (2000). First edition. Author's first book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #46947]       Price: $50.00
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