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CIDER HOUSE RULES. John Irving. CIDER HOUSE RULES.
New York: Wm. Morrow, (1985). First edition thus. One of 795 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies of which 750 copies were for sale. Printed by Morrow for the Book-of-the-Month Club. Touch of light soiling at head of spine, otherwise fine in cloth covered slipcase which shows some wear at corners. Nice production in buckram cloth boards with top edge gilt; larger than the other editions. Fine in acetate dust jacket and slipcase, as issued.

[Book #35542]       Price: $400.00
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THE SUNDIAL. Shirley Jackson. THE SUNDIAL.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1958). First edition. A novel about 12 occupants of a mansion awaiting the end of the world, believing they will be the only survivors. Small paint stain on bottom edge of spine and a few tiny holes in rear spine-gutter area, otherwise very good or better in price-clipped dust jacket with light edge rubbing and two small tears repaired with tape on verso (lower front flap fold and front panel near spine). Still, a bright copy.

[Book #35433]       Price: $100.00
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CONFIDENCE. Henry James. CONFIDENCE.
Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1880. First American edition. Original dark green cloth, gilt spine lettering and brown coated endpapers. Spine slightly turned, fraying and nicks at tips of spine end and corners, front hinge, once repaired, shows glue stains, otherwise very good.

[Book #42795]       Price: $200.00
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PORTRAITS OF PLACES. Henry James. PORTRAITS OF PLACES.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1883. First edition, first issue in primary binding of blue-green smooth cloth with "JAMES" in uniform letters on spine. 1,000 copies. Precedes the American edition. Light scattered foxing, boards rubbed on corners and a few light spots, back hinge starting to crack, small thin strip of cloth tape on copyright page and front endpaper (covering something?), otherwise very good.

[Book #42805]       Price: $300.00
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THE PRIVATE LIFE: Lord Beaupre/ The Visits. Henry James. THE PRIVATE LIFE: Lord Beaupre/ The Visits.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1893. First U.S. edition. Variant binding, Edel & Laurence A39b (C), lettered in red. Very good with light soiling and cover edges slightly rubbed.

[Book #29075]       Price: $100.00
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SOME CAME RUNNING. James Jones. SOME CAME RUNNING.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1957). First edition. Some wear to edges of boards and small indentation in upper front board (near spine), otherwise very good in dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, a few short closed tears and tape reinforcement to verso of spine ends. A very bright copy.

[Book #35114]       Price: $100.00
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ULYSSES. James Joyce. ULYSSES.
Paris: Shakespeare & Co. 1925. First edition, sixth printing, in August 1925. Rebound in full blue cloth with slightly faded spine. The front cover from the original white paperwraps, slightly soiled, is bound in at front, and the original spine (tanned and somewhat soiled) is mounted on page at rear. Previous owner's name and date (1929) on the original front endpaper. An altogether very good, rebound copy of his most famous book.

[Book #49531]       Price: $500.00
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FLORRY OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. Steve Katz. FLORRY OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.
Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, (1987). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in blue paperwraps with title handwritten on spine. Review copy, with publisher's letter to the Washington Post laid in. Scarce.

[Book #36872]       Price: $60.00
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BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME. William Kennedy. BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME.
New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition of the author's third book, the second novel in his "Albany Cycle." One of our favorites, of his books. Fine in black dust jacket with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends and two short closed tears.

[Book #42836]       Price: $125.00
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BIG SUR. Jack Kerouac. BIG SUR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, (1962). First edition. Kerouac's fictionalized account of brief sojourns to Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin in Big Sur. Crisp and fine in very good to near fine dust jacket which is slightly darkened, lightly soiled, and shows mild rubbing but only the barest shelfwear.

[Book #53802]       Price: $400.00
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INSIDE DAISY CLOVER. Gavin Lambert. INSIDE DAISY CLOVER.
New York: The Viking Press, (1963). First U.S. edition. Fine in dust jacket with some rubbing, light soiling to rear panel and some fading to pink background on spine and front flap fold. The basis for the movie which starred Natalie Wood.

[Book #35911]       Price: $60.00
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Harper Lee. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1960). Eleventh printing of first edition, in same binding as the first. Her first book, a Pulitzer Prize winner that was made into an award-winning movie. Slight fading to spine and and few small spots of waterstaining on edge of back of hinge, otherwise an about very good copy. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54437]       Price: $250.00
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LUTTRELL OF ARRAN. Charles Lever. LUTTRELL OF ARRAN.
"Phiz" London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition. Illustrated by "Phiz." Scattered foxing and tips lightly rubbed, otherwise fine in new, quarter-bound leather and marbled boards. Very attractive.

[Book #36437]       Price: $250.00
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DODSWORTH. Sinclair Lewis. DODSWORTH.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1929). First UK edition. First binding in blue. Very good or better with light wear on spine ends and corners. Book plate on front pastedown. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50131]       Price: $50.00
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ELMER GANTRY. Sinclair Lewis. ELMER GANTRY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1927). First edition, One of his most famous books, establishing a character as memorable as Babbitt. A satire about a fraudulent preacher, immortalized on the screen by Burt Lancaster. This copy is in the second-state binding with clear "G" in "GANTRY" (in the first, it resembles a "C"). Cloth a bit rubbed and few marks on pastedowns, but still very good with few pages bent at corner, lacking dust jacket, but in a new FACSIMILE jacket.

[Book #48166]       Price: $200.00
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MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott. Sinclair Lewis. MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, first issue with perfect folio on page 54, and the "y" in "may" on page 387 (last line) perfect. Bookplate on front pastedown and some minor cover wear but still very good and better than most we've seen. Lacking dust jacket, but in a new FACSIMILE jacket. FIRST ISSUE.

[Book #48121]       Price: $600.00
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MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott. Sinclair Lewis. MAIN STREET: The Story of Carol Kennicott.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. First edition, first issue with perfect folio on page 54, and the "y" in "may" on page 387 (last line) perfect. Edge rubbed and bumped, good-only condition, faint damp stain on front pastedown but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51976]       Price: $300.00
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WHAT'S MINE'S MINE. George Macdonald. WHAT'S MINE'S MINE.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, (1886). First US edition. Very good with hinge paper starting in the front, light foxing to endpapers, covers lightly soiled and rubbed, most noticeably at spine ends and corners, and few small tears to base of spine. The multi-colored decorations and gold lettering on the cloth binding is still bright and vibrant.

[Book #51456]       Price: $200.00
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FOREIGN MATTER. Robert MacLean. FOREIGN MATTER.
New York: Atheneum, 1988. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A few spots on page edges, otherwise fine in dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's slip and promotional letter laid in.

[Book #36173]       Price: $60.00
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AN AMERICAN DREAM. Norman Mailer. AN AMERICAN DREAM.
New York: The Dial Press, 1965. First edition. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED, "To Adeline - In return for a long letter / Norman / Feb 1965." Spine unevenly faded, otherwise about very good in worn but still presentable dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

[Book #49637]       Price: $350.00
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HARLOT'S GHOST. Norman Mailer. HARLOT'S GHOST.
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. Slight lean to top of this 1300-page book, otherwise fine in the gray jacket. (Also issued in red dust jacket; reportedly there were fewer of the red.).

[Book #46752]       Price: $150.00
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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Norman Mailer. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED on small label laid in the book. Acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII. A Burgess 99 title, "It remains Mailer's best, and certainly the best war novel to emerge from the United States" (Burgess). Minor wear to spine and corner edges of the cheap black paper boards, otherwise very good to fine with lettering very bright. In the scarce first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably to Hemingway and others. Later-issue jackets with reviews are much more common. The jacket has small chips on corners and spine ends and minor edgewewar on back spine fold, but a bright copy that is still very good for this jacket which, in general, has not held up well over the years.

[Book #49367]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Norman Mailer. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, acclaimed as one of the best to come out of WWII and cited as one of Burgess's best 99. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED, "To Adeline/ with -- after all these vicissitudes -- much love./ Norman." Wear to the cheap black paper boards on bottom and top edges and some offset to endpapers, still better than good in about very good dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto weigh in on the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer subsequently submitted it to Rinehart, who published it in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968, she played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer’s film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "AFTER ALL THESE VICISSITUDES"

[Book #49635]       Price: $2,000.00
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THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. Norman Mailer. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD.
New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). First edition of the author's first book, SIGNED. Only 25,000 copies were printed. This "Burgess 99" title is acclaimed as one of the best novels to come out of WWII. The fragile black paper boards are nicked at base but otherwise near fine, which is unusual. In the first-issue dust jacket with introductory blurb by Stanley Rinehart comparing Mailer favorably with Hemingway and others (versus the second-issue jacket with reviews). The dust jacket is price-clipped, nicked and rubbed at spine ends and corners, and very lightly runned at folds, with red box on spine tanned just a bit, but still about very good.

[Book #53689]       Price: $2,250.00
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TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. Norman Mailer. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE.
New York: Random House, (1984). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. A murder novel set in one of the author's home towns, Provincetown. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49025]       Price: $125.00
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