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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. "Unrevised proofs" in tall, plain blue wraps with light-blue label printed in black. Measures 6 7/8 x 11 3/4"; last page number is "122" but pagination is double in that the pages are numbered "1A," "1B," and so on. A RARE ITEM, we know of only one other copy, which is in a university's Rare Books Library. A few minor scuffs and creases, otherwise near fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

[Book #52513]       Price: $3,500.00
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A CERTAIN WORLD: A Commonplace Book. W. H. Auden. A CERTAIN WORLD: A Commonplace Book.
New York: Viking Press, (1970). First edition. Quotations selected and with commentary by Auden; arranged in alphabetical sequence on topics ranging from "Accedie" to "Writing." Auden described this work as the closest he would ever come to writing an autobiography. It was, he wrote, "a map of my planet." Uncorrected proof in tall, narrow, somewhat soiled yellow paperwraps with partial glass ring on front cover, 3 inches of mostly clear tape at bottom of spine, fore-edge of the slightly over-hanging front cover understandably nicked, and final blank page partially glued to inside rear cover. Prospective publication date and price of "May 28, 1970" and "$8.95" written on front cover. Scarce in this format.

[Book #49554]       Price: $150.00
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SOMETIMES YOU SEE IT COMING. Kevin Baker. SOMETIMES YOU SEE IT COMING.
No-place [New York]: no-publ., no-date, (1993). First edition. Oversize, 8 1/2 x 11 inch proofs bound with unprinted white cloth spine and clear plastic front cover. First page (showing through cover) with title, author and promo. 456 pages, double spaced, no title page. We assume these were issued before any other proofs. Near fine with some scuffing to top front plastic cover.

[Book #52879]       Price: $45.00
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NOTES OF A NATIVE SON. James Baldwin. NOTES OF A NATIVE SON.
London: Michael Joseph, (1964). First UK edition. An uncorrected proof copy in pale green printed wraps with "24 Feb 1964" stamped on cover (presumably the publication date). Minor wear and soiling but still very good for this fragile item.

[Book #50316]       Price: $150.00
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ILL WIND. Nevada Barr. ILL WIND.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1995). First edition. SIGNED by the author. Uncorrected proof, near fine in gently soiled and sunned paperwraps.

[Book #47651]       Price: $60.00
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PETER NEVSKY And the True Story of the Russian Moon Landing. John Calvin Batchelor. PETER NEVSKY And the True Story of the Russian Moon Landing.
New York: Henry Holt & Co. (1993). First edition. Uncorrected proof in red paperwraps. Near fine.

[Book #29114]       Price: $50.00
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THE BURNING HOUSE. Ann Beattie. THE BURNING HOUSE.
New York: Random House, (1982). First edition. SIGNED with a quote from the book, "She loved being pregnant---." Uncorrected proof, fine in red printed wraps.

[Book #47151]       Price: $100.00
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LITTLE BIG MAN. Thomas Berger. LITTLE BIG MAN.
New York: Dial Press, 1964. First edition of his third and most famous work. Dial Prize winner, and the basis for the Dustin Hoffman movie of the same name. "UNCORRECTED GALLEYS"--sheets punched with two holes, printed on front only, string tied with cardboard covers marked as above. Small portion of front cover board torn off and it appears there once was a label on the front cover, as there is a glue stain. A rare item.

[Book #42328]       Price: $750.00
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SEVEN NIGHTS. Jorge Luis Borges. SEVEN NIGHTS.
New York: New Directions, 1984. First edition. Near fine galley proof with copy of the manuscript sheets of the introduction laid in. Black-and-white photograph (which has a small skinned spot) and publisher's slip attached to the front cover. Translated by Eliot Weinberger and introduction by Alastair Reid. Even the hardback edition of this title is scarce.

[Book #36435]       Price: $150.00
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THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT. David Bradley. THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT.
New York: Harper & Row, (1981). First edition. Uncorrected proof in yellow printed paperwraps. The winner of the second Pen/Faulkner Award. Light soiling to covers and slight vertical indentation in spine, otherwise near fine. Scarce.

[Book #20148]       Price: $100.00
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THE GAY PLACE. Being Three Related Novels THE FLEA CIRCUS, ROOM ENOUGH TO CAPER, COUNTRY PLEASURES. William Brammer. THE GAY PLACE. Being Three Related Novels THE FLEA CIRCUS, ROOM ENOUGH TO CAPER, COUNTRY PLEASURES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1961. First edition. The author's only book. An advance copy INSCRIBED by Brammer, "For Wm. Beckman -- Friend of famous Arthurs / Pen Pay of Genius Poets / Patron of the Pataphysician. From his boon companion Wm. (B. L.) Brammer 3/21/63 (4 a. m.)." One of the best political novels we've read. Brammer worked for LBJ and became a heavy user of drugs which eventually led to his death. Set in an unnamed state identical to Texas, each novella has a different protagonist: a member of the state legislature; the state's junior senator; and the governor's speechwriter. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician (said to have been based on Brammer's mentor Lyndon Johnson) serves as the dominant figure throughout. The book also includes characters based on Ladybird, and LBJ's brother Sam Houston Johnson. The book, which earned the author a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. has been widely acclaimed as one of the best American political novels ever written. Yellow printed wraps a bit soiled and a bit worn on edges but still very good. INSCRIBED ADVANCE COPY.

[Book #53157]       Price: $750.00
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THE GREATEST GENERATION. Tom Brokaw. THE GREATEST GENERATION.
New York: Random House, (1998). First edition. Oversize, 8 1/2 x 11 inch proofs bound with unprinted black cloth spine and heavier blue paper covers with just the title on front. 354 pages. We assume these were issued before any other proofs. Few "handwritten" (in the copy) changes to the text. Near fine with front cover lightly soiled.

[Book #52874]       Price: $45.00
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THE LAST SIX MILLION SECONDS. Joan Burdett. THE LAST SIX MILLION SECONDS.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1997). First edtion. Uncorrected bound galleys, fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #36739]       Price: $45.00
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LOST BOYS. Orson Scott Card. LOST BOYS.
(New York): HarperCollins, (1992). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in red paperwraps with publisher's card stapled inside front cover.

[Book #30858]       Price: $45.00
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THE NEWS OF THE WORLD. Ron Carlson. THE NEWS OF THE WORLD.
New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1987). First edition. Advance Reader's copy with John Irving blurb on front cover. Faint crease in rear cover, otherwise near fine in tan printed paperwraps.

[Book #29700]       Price: $60.00
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WONDER BOYS. Michael Chabon. WONDER BOYS.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. First edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." An advance reader's edition in printed paperwraps. SIGNED by the author on the title page with quote, "The empty Sundays of his life---." Fine. SIGNED WITH QUOTE FROM BOOK.

[Book #46672]       Price: $125.00
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CARAMELO, OR PURE CUENTO. Sandra Cisneros. CARAMELO, OR PURE CUENTO.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2002). First editon. A "Sales Conference Presentation Edition" SIGNED by author on title page to "John." Fine in printed wraps.

[Book #46043]       Price: $45.00
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THE KINGFISHER. Amy Clampitt. THE KINGFISHER.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition of her first regularly published book. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored printed wraps.

[Book #45234]       Price: $45.00
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ROME & A VILLA. Eleanor Clark. ROME & A VILLA.
London: Michael Joseph, (1952). First UK edition. Her second book. UNCORRECTED PROOF in printed, tan paperwraps. Uncommon thus. Issued in 1952 with "First published .... 1952" on copyright page; the trade edition was not issued until 1953. SIGNED BY CLARK on the title page. Includes the illustrations by Eugene Berman. Light soiling and few old faint damp stains, half-inch chip from front cover top inside corner otherwise good to about very good. A scarce proof, scarcer still signed.

[Book #47337]       Price: $100.00
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AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS. Richard Condon. AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS.
New York: Random House, (1964). First edition. Uncorrected proof in pictorial paperwraps. INSCRIBED inside front cover, "For Francisco Diabb (Frank Heller to you) with awe, respect and much fond admiration. Richard Condon New York Xmas 1903." Some minor wear on edges but still very good or better in stiff paperwraps.

[Book #29564]       Price: $100.00
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THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays. Evan S. Connell. THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays.
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint, (2001). First edition. Bound galley proofs, fine in paperwraps.

[Book #30615]       Price: $60.00
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FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Stephen Coonts. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1986). First edion. Near fine uncorrected proof in red paperwraps, in dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page, "To Goldie/ Hope you enjoy this little flying story & sell a ton of 'em/ Best wishes/ Stephen Coonts."

[Book #32855]       Price: $100.00
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THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS. Robertson Davies. THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS.
(New York): Viking, (1989). First U.S. edition. Third volume in his "Francis Cornish" series. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored, printed paperwraps. Publication date "1/89" handwritten on front cover but with copyright page dated 1988. Few minor edge bumps, otherwise fine.

[Book #29834]       Price: $100.00
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS. Robertson Davies. MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS.
No-place: no-publisher, (1991). First edition. Manuscript page proofs; 357 pages, unbound. 8 x 11" sheets printed on rectos only. We assume this is a copy of the first version submitted. Wear to first and last leaves otherwise near fine.

[Book #54943]       Price: $100.00
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WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE. Robertson Davies. WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE.
New York: Viking, 1985. First edition. Near fine uncorrected proof in slightly soiled paperwraps.

[Book #38083]       Price: $60.00
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