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THE GOOD SOLDIER. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE GOOD SOLDIER.
New York / London: John Lane / Bodley Head, 1915. First edition, American issue. One of his most famous and most scarce works, a novel set before World War I chronicling the tragic lives of two couples using intricate flashbacks. Provenance, R. P Blackmur, poet, critic and teacher, with his blind-stamps to heads of front free endpaper and half-title pages. Light wear to corners and spine tips, spine lettering a bit dulled but readable otherwise very good lacking dust jacket. 1972 TLS on Cornell University Department of English letterhead to "Dearest Bibsy" from "Daddy" with family and departmental gossip and explanation of the book's value, "Maybe you can sell it some day at Parke-Benet and buy one of your grandchildren a sailboat" (but not all of them, alas). ALS from "Mother" on verso witih a bit more family and departmental gossip. ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS & MOST SCARCE WORKS.

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THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS: And Other Stories. E. M. Forster. THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS: And Other Stories.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Second edition. Publisher's book list for the "16th Season, Fall, 1923" laid in. Very good or better with lower front corner slightly bumped, and page edges and cloth lightly soiled; in dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and shallow chipping.

[Book #29087]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First edition of his first book. An uncorrected proof copy. INSCRIBED to "Clive Hirschhorn / With best wishes. John Fowles." A story of the abduction and imprisonment of a woman, told first from the abductor's viewpoint, then from hers, and then back to him in the last few pages. Clive Hirschhorn is a South African writer and critic who moved to London in 1963. He is known for his long tenure as film and theater critic for the British Sunday Express newspaper and as the author of several well-received books about the film industry and its stars. He was also a serious book collector whose highspots were put at auction in 2012, including this one. And someone we always enjoyed having drinks or dinner with when we were in London. Light green paperwraps with the Cape-logo design. About fine in a specially made clamshell box. INSCRIBED PROOF.

[Book #52416]       Price: $3,500.00
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A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND. John Fox, Jr. A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND.
F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. Red cloth, top edge and lettering gilt. Near fine with light soiling.

[Book #29980]       Price: $50.00
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THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS. Anatole France. THE REVOLT OF THE ANGELS.
Pape, Frank C. London/ New York: John Lane The Bodley Head and Dodd, Mead, (1924). First edition thus, with illustrations and decorations by Frank C. Pape. Light shelf wear and a dark erasure mark on verso of frontispiece, otherwise bright and about fine in dust jacket with nicked tips, a few shallow chips and two closed tears in upper edge of rear panel. Translated by Mrs. Wilfrid Jackson.

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COLD MOUNTAIN. Charles Frazier. COLD MOUNTAIN.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1997). First edition. Author's first book. Winner of National Book Award. Made into the 2003 movie starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Donald Sutherland. The first issue with "man-woman" on page 25. The back panel contains the quote we love best, "This novel is so magnificent...it has occured to me...the joy I received in reading it, will fall over every other book...It seems even possible to never want to read another book, so wonderful is this one."-- Rick Bass. We enjoyed it too, but maybe not that much. Very good, with black cloth at spine showing some damp stains (otherwise would be fine); in fine dust jacket with the ubiquitous Berendt-quote sticker on front panel. NBA WINNER.

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THIRTEEN MOONS. Charles Frazier. THIRTEEN MOONS.
New York: Random House, (2006). First edition. SIGNED by Frazier. The "Cold Mountain" author's second novel. Advance reader's edition in pictorial paperwraps. Fine.

[Book #46012]       Price: $60.00
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THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHAUCER. John Gardner. THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHAUCER.
Wolf, J. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First edition. Ornaments by J. Wolf. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, beautiful copy that looks new.

[Book #34294]       Price: $60.00
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THE GARDEN OF ADONIS. Caroline Gordon. THE GARDEN OF ADONIS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition. Chronicle of Southern life in the thirties dealing with the relationships between plantation owners and tenant farmers. Light foxing at top of boards, inner hinge papers darkened on edges, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with small chips at corners and spine ends.

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THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad. Robert Graves. THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad.
Searle, Ronald. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1959. First edition, preceding the UK edition. Translated and with an introduction by Graves; illustrated by Ronald Searle. Excess glue at upper spine and small spot on page fore edges, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with light soiling to rear panel and small closed creased tear in upper edge of rear panel.

[Book #35627]       Price: $100.00
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HOMER'S DAUGHTER. Robert Graves. HOMER'S DAUGHTER.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1955. First U.S. edition. Light bumping to lower edge of front board, otherwise fine in dust jacket with light rubbing, two small closed tears and a few tiny nicks to spine ends and tips (with tape reinforcement to verso). A very bright copy.

[Book #35731]       Price: $60.00
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THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM. Robert Graves. THE ISLES OF UNWISDOM.
London: Cassell and Co. (1950). First edition. Fine with just a touch of faint spotting to page top edge. In bright, clean, near fine dust jacket with touch of minor wear and small amount of light foxing to flaps.

[Book #35794]       Price: $75.00
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KING JESUS. Robert Graves. KING JESUS.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, (1946). First edition. Scattered foxing to page edges, rear tips slightly bumped and cloth bubbled in thin lines on both boards, otherwise fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with light creasing to back panel.

[Book #35816]       Price: $100.00
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WATCH THE NORTHWIND RISE. Robert Graves. WATCH THE NORTHWIND RISE.
New York: Creative Age Press, 1949. First edition. Published in England as Seven Days in Crete. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on cornrs and spine ends.

[Book #35733]       Price: $100.00
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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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THE MARBLE FAUN: Or the Romance of Monte Beni. Nathaniel Hawthorne. THE MARBLE FAUN: Or the Romance of Monte Beni.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First U.S. edition, early printing (not the first), with ads dated March 1860. Two volumes. Good or better with name plate pasted in each volume, cloth nicked at spine ends and shallow strip missing along top edge rear board volume one,

[Book #51651]       Price: $100.00
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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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A JEW IN LOVE. Ben Hecht. A JEW IN LOVE.
New York: Covici Freide, (1931). First edition, second issue, with 32 lines on page 306. Very good with spine sunned; in an amost very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling, shallow chipping and short closed tears.

[Book #29207]       Price: $100.00
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A FAREWELL TO ARMS. Ernest Hemingway. A FAREWELL TO ARMS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition, first issue. One of Hemingway's most influential works. Small name and "1929" on front endpaper, both endpapers have faint and fairly common offset (from the boards), otherwise very good to fine with both labels very bright; in very good dust jacket with very minor chips on corners and spine ends. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on rear pastedown under the dust jacket flap. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. In 1999, he was elected to the board of the Hemingway Foundation/Society which publishes "The Hemingway Review," makes grants to young scholars, and annually gives the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award. From 2000 through 2002 he served as president of the foundation. ONE OF HIS MOST INFLUENTIAL WORKS.

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MEN WITHOUT WOMEN. Ernest Hemingway. MEN WITHOUT WOMEN.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition, second printing weighing 13.6 oz. Grissom believes the perfect "3" is more likely indicative of earlier copies than the weight, and this copy has the "3" bruised at bottom. Very good with bookplate on pastedown, light offset to rear endpaper, spine label chipped on edges, and rubbing to the cover, particularly at the spine ends and corners, where the cloth binding has frayed slightly. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51565]       Price: $150.00
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"Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:. Ernest Hemingway. "Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:
(New York: Hearst Magazines Inc. 1939). First edition. March 1939 issue featuring the first appearance of Hemingway's short story, "Nobody Ever Dies!" Very good with a few chips and tears to the edge of the cover, wear to the spine ends, and light soiling on the back, but the inside still bright and in excellent condition.

[Book #51408]       Price: $200.00
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WINNER TAKE NOTHING. Ernest Hemingway. WINNER TAKE NOTHING.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition. His third collection of stories, fourteen in total with nine being published for the first time. About very good with spine ends bumped, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, gold spine label somewhat dulled and a little askew but label on front still bright, and cloth showing some areas of light insect damage. Small bookplate on front pastedown and light offset to the endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51885]       Price: $200.00
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NOTHING SO STRANGE. James Hilton. NOTHING SO STRANGE.
Boston: Little Brown and Co. 1947. First edition. Minor wear to spine ends otherwise fine; in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of minor edge rubbing, rear flap edges foxed, and faint scratches to front panel finish.

[Book #54452]       Price: $75.00
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EYELESS IN GAZA. Aldous Huxley. EYELESS IN GAZA.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. First edition. Considered one of his best novels. Nice condition with strong red lettering and solid red top stain; in red dust jacket with a few small closed tears and tiny skinned spots, but completely unfaded and bright.

[Book #45490]       Price: $300.00
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ON THE MARGIN. Aldous Huxley. ON THE MARGIN.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1923. First edition. The cloth and spine label near fine with only the barest wear and light offsetting near hinges; in a near fine, unchipped dust jacket with a tiny skinned area on front cover affecting the edge of the letters "R" and "G" in title. Extra spine label tipped in (at rear).

[Book #49558]       Price: $150.00
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