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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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REMOTE PEOPLE. Evelyn Waugh. REMOTE PEOPLE.
London: Duckworth, (1931). First edition. An early travel book by Waugh covering his experiences in Africa. 8vo, purple cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine; rontispiece and 6 plates; 2 folding maps, 240pp. Bright and unfaded; near fine with only few minor bumps. Lacking the dust jacket. TRAVEL BOOK ON HIS EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA.

[Book #51201]       Price: $450.00
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THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN And Other Stories. Eudora Welty. THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN And Other Stories.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1955). First edition, third issue, with multiple copyright dates and bound in full cloth rather than boards with cloth spine. Fine in dust jacket with the barest rubbing on corners.

[Book #34793]       Price: $125.00
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THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN And Other Stories. Eudora Welty. THE BRIDE OF THE INNISFALLEN And Other Stories.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1955). First edition, second issue, with multiple copyright dates, copyright page tipped in and binding of blue-and-green mottled boards with green cloth spine and silver spine lettering. Tips very lightly rubbed, otherwise fine in fine, price-clipped dust jacket with small, inconspicuous closed tear to upper front flap fold. A bright copy.

[Book #35584]       Price: $140.00
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THE GOLDEN APPLES. Eudora Welty. THE GOLDEN APPLES.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1949). First edition. Chronicles of Morgana, Mississippi. The book shows minor wear and there is a very small line of stain at bottom edge of front cover, otherwise very good in near fine dust jacket with minor wear on corners and few tiny closed tears.

[Book #52050]       Price: $150.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1954). First edition. Drawings by Joe Krush. Advance Copy with slip from publisher tipped in. Lower edges of cloth boards slightly shelf rubbed, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and one very tiny closed tear.

[Book #39921]       Price: $275.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1954). First edition. Drawings by Joe Krush. Near fine in dust jacket with spine ends and corners nicked and lightly rubbed, a touch of minor soiling, and faint dampstain on verso at base of spine (just visible along spine on rear panel).

[Book #46067]       Price: $150.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1954). First edition. SIGNED by Welty on title page. Illustrated with drawings by Joe Krush. Very good with four light tape shadows on paper boards and rear endpaper a little rumpled with a shallow stain along outside edge and evidence of something removed near top. (Perhaps ex-library but there are no other signs.) In a near fine dust jacket with two inconspicuous tears and minor soiling to rear panel which is just slightly darkened along the lower edge.

[Book #51516]       Price: $300.00
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I THOUGHT OF DAISY. Edmund Wilson. I THOUGHT OF DAISY.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition. Light offset to endpapers, name on front endpaper, dark blue cloth lightly rubbed on front bottom corners, small gouge on spine, and lightly fraying on spine ends. About very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52212]       Price: $60.00
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THE HILLS BEYOND. Thomas Wolfe. THE HILLS BEYOND.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1941). First edition. Very good with one small white mark on the front board, lettering on the front rubbed, and spine ends lightly bumped. In very good dust jacket with creasing and chipping along the edges, and closed tears along the flap creases.

[Book #50963]       Price: $60.00
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THE WEB AND THE ROCK. Thomas Wolfe. THE WEB AND THE ROCK.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1939. First edition. Very good or better with light soiling, light damp stain on top page edges and spine slightly dulled. Lacks dust jacket.

[Book #29451]       Price: $60.00
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NATIVE SON. Richard Wright. NATIVE SON.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1940. First edition of his first novel, the story of Bigger Thomas, who murders two women and is condemned to death. A complex novel about the feelings of being powerless, resentful and afraid of the white world. A very good copy in the first-issue dark-blue cloth with a tiny snag on front edge of front board and other minor wear; in very good, first-issue dust jacket, which is a little faded on spine and has a few small chips, some faint damp staining on back cover and old tape backing on spine ends. Still, a presentable copy of this important book by this author. HIS FIRST NOVEL.

[Book #52042]       Price: $1,000.00
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