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MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN: From a View to a Death. Anthony Powell. MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN: From a View to a Death.
New York: Vanguard Press, [1934]. First U.S. edition of FROM A VIEW TO A DEATH, and first edition with this new title. Very good with spine label a touch faded and rubbed and minor offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51944]       Price: $100.00
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MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN; From a View to a Death. Anthony Powell. MR. ZOUCH: SUPERMAN; From a View to a Death.
New York: Vanguard Press, [1934]. First U.S. edition of Powell's third novel. Issued from the UK sheets of FROM A VIEW TO A DEATH. Very good to near fine with spine label and endpapers a little darkened. In somewhat soiled dust jacket with professional repair to edges and flap folds, otherwise very good. A scarce book, scarcer still in dust jacket.

[Book #53628]       Price: $1,750.00
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SKINNY LEGS AND ALL. Tom Robbins. SKINNY LEGS AND ALL.
New York: Bantam Books, (1990). First edition. Uncorrected proofs in cream-colored, printed paperwraps. Fine.

[Book #32509]       Price: $60.00
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THE IMMORTAL GIRL. Berta Ruck. THE IMMORTAL GIRL.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1925. First edition. Some shelf wear, otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing, some soiling and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. A bright, attractive copy of an uncommon book and scarce dust jacket.

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FANNY BY GASLIGHT. Michael Sadleir. FANNY BY GASLIGHT.
London: Constable, (1940). First edition. Fanny's adventures as a "nice girl" through the somewhat tawdry neighborhoods of London. Olive boards and slightly cocked spine lightly rumpled, light offset to pastedowns from the dust jacket, page edges a touch soiled. The darkened, period-style dust jacket has some minor losses to the head of spine and back panel affecting lettering, edges and extremities show a bit of chipping. Overall, very good or better.

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ALL THE NAMES. Jose Saramago. ALL THE NAMES.
New York: Harcourt, Inc. (1999). First U.S. edition. Near fine uncorrected proof in paperwraps with a touch of soiling on page edges.

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THE PRIDE OF THE BIMBOS. John Sayles. THE PRIDE OF THE BIMBOS.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1975). First edition of the filmmaker's first book. The story of a five-man traveling softball team that plays in drag. Fine in dust jacket with the author's name in red on spine faded but still readable.

[Book #36052]       Price: $150.00
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CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. George Bernard Shaw. CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION.
New York: Brentano's, 1899. First U.S. hardbound edition. This edition was unauthorized, with the first authorized U.S. edition not published until 1901. Spine ends and tips slightly rubbed and tips lightly bumped, otherwise bright and near fine.

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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Very good with foxing on endpapers and light soiling on cloth; in dust jacket with spine tanned, shallow chipping (two chips on top edge of back panel slightly larger) and closed tears.

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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Endpapers lightly offset and name and date on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with spine vey slightly tanned. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #30301]       Price: $100.00
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CANDY. Terry Southern, , Mason Hoffenberg. CANDY.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1964). First U.S. edition, and first under the authors' own names. First state in a primarily purple cloth binding (with just two inches or so of black paper); with red endpapers and top edge stain; and no statement of printing. In first-issue dust jacket with James Jones blurb (vs Nelson Algren) on back panel, etc. Near fine in slightly tanned, near fine dust jacket with only subtle shelf wear.

[Book #52982]       Price: $150.00
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FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath]. John Steinbeck. FRUCHTE DES ZORNS [Grapes of Wrath].
Stuttgarter: Duetscher Bucherbund, no-date. German translation; later printing, as the first was published in Zurich in 1940. Very good with rubbing along the edge of the cover, light soiling to the back board, and a tiny puncture in the cloth binding the size of a pen point on the front cover. The inside is clean, and the green and gold lettering/decoration on the cloth binding is still bright. Dust jacket is gently rubbed and soiled, with one chip to the top of the rear panel and a few closed tears that have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51354]       Price: $125.00
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JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters. John Steinbeck. JOURNAL OF A NOVEL: The East of Eden Letters.
New York: Viking Press, (1969). First edition. One of 600 copies, published a year after Steinbeck's death. An oversized volume, specially bound with seven folding plates that are facsimiles of pages from the original manuscript and frontis photo of the box Steinbeck carved to house the manuscript for EAST OF EDEN, the book which contains the full dedication to Pascal Covici, his old friend and editor, as a postscript of sorts. The text of the "journal" is comprised of letters Steinbeck wrote to Covici while writing East of Eden. A fine, almost new copy, with just a hint of darkening to spine of plain glassine dust jacket. In original slipcase, also fine. ONE OF ONLY 600 COPIES.

[Book #52356]       Price: $500.00
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SWEET THURSDAY. John Steinbeck. SWEET THURSDAY.
New York: Viking, 1954. First edition. Steinbeck's sequel to CANNERY ROW. A comedy about writing a novel in which he revisits the characters in the previous book, who have all changed, and also parodies his own writing. Very good to fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor edge wear, slightly tanned spine and small chips on the corners and the bottom of the spine.

[Book #33922]       Price: $125.00
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THE LAST ENCHANTMENT. Mary Stewart. THE LAST ENCHANTMENT.
New York: William Morrow and Company Inc. 1979. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with very light edge wear. Review copy with review slip and publisher's promtional letter laid in.

[Book #36193]       Price: $60.00
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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. William Styron. LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1951). First edition of author's first book. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Bookplate covering ownership signature on front pastedown, fading to spine ends and edges, otherwise good or better in good or better dust jacket with shallow chipping and overall tanning which is heavier at spine. Did we mention its signed?

[Book #54414]       Price: $125.00
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THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON. Peter Taylor. THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1954). First edition. Light rubbing to tips and spine ends, otherwise fine in very good to near fine, bright, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and nicked tips.

[Book #35655]       Price: $160.00
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ME AND MY BIKE. Dylan Thomas. ME AND MY BIKE.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1965). First U.S. edition, published from British sheets. Review copy with slip laid in indicating a publication date of Oct. 21, 1965. The first part of a planned five-part original film operetta that Dylan never finished. Small-quarto, red-cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with barest toning to spine, otherwise fine.

[Book #34503]       Price: $100.00
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LAUGHING WHITEFISH. Robert Traver. LAUGHING WHITEFISH.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1965). First edition of another of his novels based on a big legal case. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #36712]       Price: $60.00
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SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops. Mark Twain. SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. First edition. Anthology edited by Will M. Clemens. Features "The Panama Railroad" by Twain. Very good with previous owner's name both stamped and written on the front pastedown, small tear in front endpaper near hinge, light offset to endpapers, and small tear to rear blank. Pictorial cloth boards are rubbed and lightly soiled, but still bright.

[Book #51424]       Price: $175.00
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SEARCHING FOR CALEB. Anne Tyler. SEARCHING FOR CALEB.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First edition. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with spine a little darkened, a small nick on fore edge and two tiny closed tears.

[Book #30729]       Price: $200.00
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RABBIT, RUN. John Updike. RABBIT, RUN.
New York: Knopf, 1960. First edition. His first major novel and still his most famous. SIGNED BY UPDIKE on title page. The first book in a series of four, the last two of which won Pulitzer Prizes. Dull green cloth spine with paper boards, one of three variants with no known priority. Publisher's partial "hurt" stamp on rear endpaper. Good only with covers rubbed and a little soiled, a gouge on back cover, slight rumpling to spine, and gilt spine stamping a little dulled. With the exception of the hurt stamp, interior fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54732]       Price: $400.00
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DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain. Jules. Ellen E. Frewer Verne. DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. Second U.S. edition but the first fully illustrated one and first edition thus. 94 illustrations including frontispiece, title page illustration, and map -- 92 are full-page plate engravings by Meyer and Barbant. As in most if not all copies, the illustration listed for page 201, "A halt for the night," is not present. 8vo terra-cotta cloth boards ornately decorated in black and gilt on front and spine; pale yellow endpapers. Covers rubbed, small hole to front endpaper at hinge due to old insect damage, rear hinge paper starting, otherwise good to very good with endpapers faintly foxed, light stain to fore edge and contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper. A reasonably attractive copy despite the noted wear.

[Book #51981]       Price: $750.00
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MISSING IN ACTION. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. MISSING IN ACTION.
Lexington: Petro III Graphics, 2004. First edition. Number 5 of 100 SIGNED numbered copies. Vonnegut's heartbreaking letter to his parents dated May 29, 1945, informing them he was no longer "missing in action." The letter recounts his ordeals after capture in December 1944, which included a forced march to Limberg (60 miles without water, food, or sleep), where his division was locked up without sanitation and then strafed by the Royal Air Force, killing 150; after which they were moved to a P.O.W. camp in Muhlburg to do hard labor without medical attention or clothes and little food. During a subsequent evacuation to Hellexisdorf, they were strafed by Russian planes, killing fourteen. He and several other survivors eventually stole a team and wagon and managed to get to American lines. Signed by Vonnegut with a self-portrait dated May 29, 2004. With "Kilgore Trout" drawing signed by Vonnegut bound in. A beautiful production, bound by Walt Bartholomew of Sylph Publications, Tucson, in brown Nigerian goatskin and marbled paper, with a full Record Basalt cloth slipcase. Fine. There were also 26 signed lettered copies with a separate signed "Goodbye Blue Monday" print laid in. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION -- HEARTBREAKING LETTER TO HIS PARENTS.

[Book #53795]       Price: $1,750.00
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BLACK MISCHIEF. Evelyn Waugh. BLACK MISCHIEF.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc. (1932). First American edition. Discoloration on covers, spine darkened, fraying on ends of spine, and one corner bumped, otherwise good, tight copy. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52216]       Price: $60.00
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