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THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea. Lawrence Durrell. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea.
London: Faber and Faber, (1957-60). First edition of each of the four volumes comprising his most critically acclaimed work. JUSTINE shows light foxing to page edges but is otherwise near fine in very good or better dust jacket with slight toning to spine, light soiling and tanning and tiny chips at spine tips; BALTHAZAR shows faint spotting along inner hinges but is otherwise bright and fine in very good to near fine dust jacket slightly darkened on spine and toned on edges and with few tiny corner chips; MOUNTOLIVE shows light scattered foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with touch of rubbing, slight tanning to spine and tips nicked; CLEA shows moderate foxing to endpapers most noticeably on front pastedown but is only lightly foxed on page edges, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with touch of light soiling and slightly sunned. Note: Ownership signature of "Harry Blackmer, Paris, 1960" on front pastesdown of CLEA. Presumably the same Blackmer in the 1932 Supreme Court decision that recognized a state's right to retain jurisdiction over its citizens abroad (Blackmer v. United States, 284 U.S. 421). Blackmer was found guilty of contempt for refusing to appear when subpoenaed as a witness for the U.S. in a criminal trial related to the Teapot Dome Scandal. Altogether a very good to near fine set. HIS MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WORK.

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INTIMATE JOURNALS. T. S. Eliot, Charles Bauderlaire. INTIMATE JOURNALS.
London/New York: Blackamore Press/Random House, 1930. First edition. Charles Baudelaire's journal, translated by Christopher Isherwood and with an introduction by Eliot. Number 181 of 400 numbered copies, of which 50 were signed by Eliot and 250 were for sale in America (this copy not signed). A very fine copy in worn original glassine, lacking the slipcase.

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THE TOWN. William Faulkner. THE TOWN.
New York: Random House, (1957). First edition. Grey threaded endpapers, green top stain. The barest wear to red-rust cloth; near fine in presumed second-issue dust jacket (without 5/57 on front flap) with very minor wear and aging but no chipping.

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SARATOGA TRUNK. Edna Ferber. SARATOGA TRUNK.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1941. First edition. Near fine with cloth edges lightly rubbed and endpapers slightly darkened; in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing along edges, light soiling and minor edge wear.

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THOUGHTBOOK OF FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD: In "The Princeton University Library Chronicle," Winter 1965. F. Scott Fitzgerald. THOUGHTBOOK OF FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD: In "The Princeton University Library Chronicle," Winter 1965.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1965. The only other appearance of this, Fitzgerald's adolescent diary from the years 1910-1911. The book of the same name notes on the copyright that it was reprinted from the contents of this issue; but Broccoli [A26] puts the publication date of the book at April 1965 and one would presume the Winter issue was issued after April. So perhaps the first appearance? Includes the introduction by John R. Kuehl (as in the book) followed by an inserted, unpaginated facsimile. Brick-red paperwraps with fading to spine and top edge, over-hanging cover edges a little wrinkled, and small tear at head of spine otherwise near fine. FIRST APPEARANCE?

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THE YOUNG LOVELL: A Romance. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE YOUNG LOVELL: A Romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. First edition. Not published in the U.S. 32 pages of publisher's ads at rear, as called for [Harvey, A41]. In his entry for this book, Harvey quotes a letter from Ford effusing over YOUNG LOVELL as "a pretty big and serious historical work, rather like 'Fifth Queen' " but goes on to note that years later Ford himself omitted it from his list when proposing a collected edition of his works. Good only with evidence of damp stain to rear board, ads at rear darkened, covers showing some staining and wear, and light foxing on prelims and page edges.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. First U.S. edition of this novel by the Nobel winner. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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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.

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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, illustrator, Robert Searle. THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad.
Searle, Ronald. Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1959. First edition. Precedes the UK. Homer's ILIAD, translated and with an introduction by Graves. Illustrated with full-page drawings by Searle. Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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