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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $350.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem). Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem).
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. One of a stated 120 copies, SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. OCLC dates this broadside 1990 -- seven years before the poem first appeared in Poetry Magazine. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, on Barcham Green paper, printed on recto only. Fine condition. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #54957]       Price: $550.00
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Rita Dove. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54663]       Price: $50.00
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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

[Book #52919]       Price: $1,500.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous paperback issue; second state, with Pulitzer slug on cover. INSCRIBED by the poet on the half-title page, "For Jeff, In the spirit -- Rita Dove/ Philly, 10 Feb 90.". Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #47664]       Price: $45.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous hardback issue of her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. In second state dust jacket with Pulitzer notice on front panel. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with just two tiny tears to top edge rear panel. Scarce in hardback.

[Book #49450]       Price: $100.00
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THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel. Rita Dove. THROUGH THE IVORY GATE: A Novel.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first novel. Advanced reader's edition in glossy pictorial paper wraps. SIGNED by author on the half-title page. Near fine.

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THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems. Rita Dove. THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. First edition. The copyright page notes a hardcover issue, which must have been quite small, as even this paperback issue is scarce. INSCRIBED BY DOVE on the half-title page, "For--/Best wishes--/ Rita Dove/ 10 Feb 98." White paperwraps printed in black and yellow. Fine. INSCRIBED BY DOVE.

[Book #52955]       Price: $150.00
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FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE. Fairfax Downey. FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE.
Ernest L. Reedstrom. (Ft. Collins: The Old Army Press, 1971). First edition. Number 27 of 50 leather-bound copies SIGNED by both Downey and the illustrator, Ernest L. Reedstrom, with an original pen-and-ink drawing by Reedstrom bound-in opposite the colophon page. Introduction by Harold L. Peterson. A collection of stories of military music in the early American wars, with an appendix printing reproductions of original sheet music at rear. Red calf covers show the barest fading on the spine, still fine in slipcase.

[Book #49236]       Price: $200.00
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THE VAN. Roddy Doyle. THE VAN.
(New York): Viking, (1992). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. The third book in the Doylestown Trilogy. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54380]       Price: $75.00
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THE FINANCIER: A Novel. Theodore Dreiser. THE FINANCIER: A Novel.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1927. A completely revised edition of his third book. INSCRIBED, "For Brills son Edmund from Theodore Dreiser 1928." The first of the trilogy on Frank Cowperwood, a financier and businessman during an epic period of American history, from the Civil War through the end of the century. Dreiser based the character on Charles T. Yerkes, a traction magnate who had a well-documented and colorful career as an organizer of companies, an art collector and womanizer. Dreiser is still considered a trailblazer in our literature for his honest treatment of American life and the vagaries of human nature. The latter, of course, caused him many problems with the critics of the time. The book is a little cocked and cover has a small mark on bottom right corner, otherwise very good to fine, clean, bright copy. Lacking dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY DREISER.

[Book #53201]       Price: $1,000.00
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REBECCA. Daphne Du Maurier. REBECCA.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First American edition. SIGNED by author on publisher's tipped-in page. The author's most famous book. Made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940 with Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver, George Sanders, and Judith Anderson. Hitchcock's first American project, which won two Academy Awards, including Best Picture, out of a total of 11 nominations. Olivier, Fontaine and Anderson were all Oscar nominated for their respective roles. Darkening near hinges on pastedowns from binding glue, otherwise about fine in good or better dust jacket with edge wear and chipping at corners and one large chip from bottom rear spine corner affecting publisher's name on spine and small portion of advertisement on rear panel (price on the last book advertised). HER MOST FAMOUS BOOK, SIGNED.

[Book #52775]       Price: $1,750.00
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THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel. John Dunning. THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel.
New York: Scribner, (2004). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Patsy, best regards. Sorry you missed the party. The fun began when the lights went out. John Dunning 4-3-04." With bookmark from the signing event (at Quill & Brush) laid in. The third book in the Cliff Janeway series by this award-winning writer. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52349]       Price: $50.00
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THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL. Umberto Eco, Eugenio Carmi. THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). First U.S. edition. Children's book with illustrations by Carmi. Translated by William Weaver. INSCRIBED WITH A QUOTE on half-title page by Eco with the classic opening phrase, "Once upon a time." Short remainder line on bottom page edge, tucked up against spine, otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. ONCE UPON A TIME.

[Book #50129]       Price: $400.00
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RANEY. Clyde Edgerton. RANEY.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1985. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by Edgerton on the title page.

[Book #29186]       Price: $175.00
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WATERS/PLACES/A TIME. Larry Eigner. WATERS/PLACES/A TIME.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First edition. One of 26 SIGNED, LETTERED copies handbound in boards. Fine in original acetate dustwrapper.

[Book #1856]       Price: $75.00
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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54759]       Price: $150.00
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TRACKS. Louise Erdrich. TRACKS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. (1988). First edition Uncorrected proof copy, INSCRIBED with a quote from the book: "We continued to fall . . .," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #47119]       Price: $60.00
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THE LAW OF LOVE. Laura Esquivel. THE LAW OF LOVE.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1996). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered and specially-bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

[Book #14405]       Price: $50.00
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THREE TO GET DEADLY. Janet Evanovich. THREE TO GET DEADLY.
(New York): Scribner, (1997). First edition. Advance reading copy in pictorial paperwraps. SIGNED by Evanovich on title page. Near fine with small bookseller stamp on first page.

[Book #52978]       Price: $35.00
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TWO FOR THE DOUGH. Janet Evanovich. TWO FOR THE DOUGH.
New York: Scribner, (1996). First edition. Advanced reader's copy. SIGNED on title page. Small stamp on front endpaper, otherwise fine condition in glossy paperwraps.

[Book #51920]       Price: $60.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #50983]       Price: $75.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1995). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by the author with a quote from the book, "a lace of frost". The basis for the Redford movie. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #52713]       Price: $45.00
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COLD HIT. Linda Fairstein. COLD HIT.
(New York): Scribner, (1991). First edition. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN with a quote from the book, "---since Rip Van Winkle used it as a bathtub." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #49986]       Price: $35.00
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THE DEADHOUSE. Linda Fairstein. THE DEADHOUSE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. Advance reader's copy. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on the title page with a quote from the book, "I watched Lola Dakota die." Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #48509]       Price: $35.00
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