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MOSCOW TWILIGHT. William E. Holland. MOSCOW TWILIGHT.
New York: Pocket Books, (1992). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "To Nancy / I hope you like it, but it's no substitute for the real thing. See you in Moscow? / Bill Holland / 1-14-93.". Fine in fine dust jacket.

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THE WHEEL OF JUSTICE. William E. Holland. THE WHEEL OF JUSTICE.
New York: Pocket Books, (1995). First edition. INSCRIBED, "With Best Wishes/ Bill Holland," on half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story. Benjamin L. Hooks, Jerry Guess. THE MARCH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: The Benjamin Hooks Story.
(Chicago: American Bar Association, 2004). First edition. Written with Guess; foreword by Dennis Archer, the 2003/2004 American Bar Association president. INSCRIBED BY HOOKS on the front free endpaper simply, "Thanks / BWHooks" (not inscribed to anyone). "As leader of the NAACP for 15 years, Benjamin Hooks oversaw the organization's position on affirmative action and federal aid to the poorer neighborhoods of American cities. He particpated in dialogues with the governments of South Africa and in hundreds of domestic issues affecting minorities in the United States" (from the jacket flap). Fine in fine dust jacket with just a touch of minor wear.

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THE GRAVE OF THE TWIN HILLS. Bowen Hosford. THE GRAVE OF THE TWIN HILLS.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1960). First edition. INSCRIBED opposite the title page. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. About a WW11 vet returning to Japan. Very good with spine ends lightly bumped and pages aged along the edges. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, spine faded but all lettering clear, and minor wear to the edges, including a few shallow chips and closed tears.

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I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK. W. C. Jameson, William Carl. I MISSED THE TRAIN TO LITTLE ROCK.
Conway, Arkansas: Seven Oaks Publ. Co. (1994). First edition. Early, or perhaps the first, poetry selection from the writer, author, singer/songwriter, and professional treasure hunter known for his "Buried Treasures of America" series. INSCRIBED TO LOUIS DANIEL BRODSKY, "To L.D.--...one who know the words, the language, the joys, the pains of this kind of life. Best, WC Jameson." Cream-colored paperwraps printed in brown, teal, orange and black. Fine. TREASURE HUNTER'S BOOK OF POETRY, INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET.

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THE DOOR IN THE WALL. Benita Kane Jaro. THE DOOR IN THE WALL.
Sag Harbor, New York: The Permanent Press, (1992). First edition of her second Roman novel. INSCRIBED "Much love, Benita"; and a nice personal one page ALS to Doris Grumbach, the novelist, essayist and critic, whose blurb for the book appears on the back inside cover of this advance copy. "Dear Doris-- Well, here are the bound galleys. At last. Didn't they do me a nice cover? And didn't they feature your beautiful blurb in a prominent place -- as it deserves? . . ." Fine in glossy pictorial wraps.

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THE KEY. Benita Kane Jaro. THE KEY.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1988). First edition. SIGNED in full on title page and then INSCRIBED: "To Doris, Thanks forever. Love, Beni June 4, 1988." A nice TLS from Jaro to author/reviewer Doris Grumbach laid in. Fine in near fine dust jacket with only touch of edge wear, and Grumbach's 8 line blurb on the back panel. "If there is to be a worthy successor to Mary Renault, or to Marguerite Yourcenar, it may be Benita Kane Jaro. I am firm in my belief that THE KEY will illuminate Rome in the first century before Christ in the way the MEMOIRS OF HADRIAN did for the following century. Prediction: Benita Kane Jaro is at the start of a distinguished career in historial fiction."

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AS I WAS SAYING. Burges Johnson. AS I WAS SAYING.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author with a hand drawn "ph-autograph." Johnson drew a sketching of a man's profile using his name and date (1923). Very good with a skinned section on back panel.

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A FAMILY MADNESS. Thomas Keneally. A FAMILY MADNESS.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. BOLDLY INSCRIBED on title page, "Not even Oskar Schindler could have saved them. Tom Keneally 1999" (no recipient). Uncorrected proof, fine in printed yellow paperwraps with handwritten projected date of publication (March 18), price, and agent contact info. GREAT INSCRIPTION.

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THE FIVE NATIONS. Rudyard Kipling, , Howell Arthur Gwynne. THE FIVE NATIONS.
London: Methuen and Co. 1903. First edition, first issue. 8vo, red cloth boards; spine lettering and top edge gilt; with 38 pages of ads at rear, as called for. Spine ends lightly frayed, corners rubbed, spine lettering dulled; still good or better. INSCRIBED at head of title page to Kipling’s good friend Howell Gwynne, "H.A.G. from RK Nov. 1903" and SIGNED BY KIPLING beneath his printed name. Together with AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH BY H. MACKERN FOR SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE OF "THE EDITORS IN THEIR OFFICE" -- namely the staff of "The Friend" (a short-lived wartime paper): Kipling, Gwynne, Julian Ralph, and Percival Landon, with all four men on and around a desk in Bloemfontein shortly after the British occupation during the Boer War. The photograph is mounted on a card SIGNED ON FRONT BY EACH of the four and with "Bloemfontein March 26th 1900" written beneath, apparently in Kipling’s own hand, and INSCRIBED ON VERSO BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER, "[illegible recipient] fr. H MacKern Scribner’s Bloemfountein March/29/00." Also with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by Kipling to Gwynne dated simply "Tuesday" inviting him to his home, "I'm sorry about the [face?] and the [abscess?] It's an ignominious sequel to [dewetting?] -- and so very like life / suppose you come over here with a bag from Saturday to Monday / You will leave the bag at Rosebank station and our boy will pick it up. / You will not bring dress kit / You will come at any hour on Sat that suits you best you will name the hour whether before or after lunch. / There will be no amusements of any kind. / You can go to bed when you come if you like. You can have breakfast in bed or [illegible] & play with the kids & the lion at your will. A good bed isn't a bad place to lie down. / Ever Sincerely / Rudyard Kipling." ADDITIONALLY WITH THE POEM appearing on page 65, "General Joubert," transcribed at top and bottom of the page in what appears to be Kipling’s hand. (There is no apparent difference between the printed and transcribed versions.) Howell Arthur Gwynne, British author and newspaper editor, was a life-long friend of Kipling's and pallbearer at his 1936 burial at Westminster Abbey. Photograph and signatures beneath it fading; offset to autograph letter, which is considerably darkened on front edges. A mounted photographic copy of the signed photo clearly made before it began to fade is included. Provenance: Sotheby's Auction, 1973. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY WITH PHOTOGRAPH AND LETTER LAID IN.

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PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS. Rudyard Kipling. PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. Later printing of the UK edition (the first was in 1890) from a Macmillan Uniform Edition of his works sent by Kipling to Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Robley Dunglison Evans (1846-1912). PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title page above the title to Evans, "To the Captain of the 'Indiana' from the author / June 96:" and SIGNED "Rudyard Kipling" above his scored-through printed name. According to Evans' 1901 autobiography, A SAILOR'S LOG, (two copies of which are included), "While refitting in New York, Mr. Rudyard Kipling breakfasted on board with me . . . . Some weeks afterward he was good enough to send me a set of his books. On the title-page of PLAIN TALES FROM THE HILLS, facing a beautiful picture of Sergeant [sic] Mulvaney, done by my dear friend R. F. Zogbaum, he had written the following graceful lines. . . ." The graceful lines he refers to are those of an UNTITLED HOLOGRAPHIC POEM Kipling transcribed and signed on the page opposite the title page. The poem herein is generally unknown as it was never titled or collected by Kipling [Richards, note to E1-65]. (It appeared in Evans' own book, in one other with a few minor transcription mistakes, and also a few times in journals all around the turn of the last century.) The "beautiful picture" Evans refers to is of the character "Private Mulvaney," who makes his first appearance herein. Zogbaum's 4 x 6" gouache painting of Mulvaney is INSCRIBED BY ZOGBAUM, "To Capt R.D. Evans USN / R F Zogbaum / June '96" and pasted to the copyright page with, presumably in Zogbaum's hand, "'Tis the trut' I'm tellin' you" written beneath. KIPLING'S POEM, in four quatrains, begins with "Zogbaum draws with a pencil,/ And I do things with a pen;/ And you sit up in a conning tower/ Bossing eight hundred men." And ends with "'To him that hath shall be given,'/ And that's why these books are sent/ To the man who has lived more stories/ Than Zogbaum or I couLd invent!" Small octavo, blue-cloth boards stamped in gilt and black on front and in gilt on spine. Evans' bookplate on pastedown. Expertly recased with original spine laid down, fine thus. Housed in lambs-wool lined, black cloth-covered clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED, SIGNED AND WITH HOLOGRAPH POEM SIGNED BY KIPLING REFERRING TO HIMSELF, THE RECIPIENT AND R.F. ZOGBAUM, WHOSE ORIGINAL, INSCRIBED GOUACHE PAINTING OF KIPLING CHARACTER PRIVATE MULVANEY IS AFFIXED TO THE COPYRIGHT PAGE.

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THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN. Carolyn Kizer. THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1961). First edition. Her first book, a collection of poetry. INSCRIBED on first page and on her laid-in business card "to Elaine and Sam, her guardian angels." Very good in pictorial paperwraps (a simultaneous hardback was also published) with minor fading on spine and edges and a little rubbed.

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MAME. Jerome Lawrence, , Robert E. Lee. MAME.
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. INSCRIBED BY LEE on the title page, "For -- With friendship, admiration and a woeful lack of cleverness! Bob Lee 8 Apr 67." A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Angela Lansbury. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with very light soiling and red spine a bit faded. The Musical Based on the Play Based on the Novel.

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JOSH: My Up and Down, In and Out Life. Joshua Logan. JOSH: My Up and Down, In and Out Life.
New York: Delacorte Press, (1976). First edition, INSCRIBED on half title page in year of publication "For - - Long live theatre. Joshua Logan Tysons Corner 10.13.76." Very good to fine in like dust jacket.

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THE PRISONER OF SEX. Norman Mailer. THE PRISONER OF SEX.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Elizabeth / Again with pleasure. Norman." Few underlinings and margin marks, base of spine faded, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, price-clipped, black dust jacket showing rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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THE FROG PRINCE: A Play. David Mamet, illustrations, Edward Koren. THE FROG PRINCE: A Play.
New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co. 1984. First editon. Number 24 of 130 numbered copies signed by Mamet and Koren. Frontispiece etching SIGNED and numbered (24/130). This copy signed on colophon page by Koren, as called for, but INSCRIBED BY MAMET on half-title page, "Dear Sara -- Merry Christmas + All my love, Your fan, Dave the Slave." Orange cloth boards stamped in green on front only; endpapers hand-made in Paris by Richard de Bay. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket. Unusual inscribed. INSCRIBED "ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE"

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THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. John P. Marquand. THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1937. First edition. First printing, with "Lovely Pearl" in first line p.19. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. INSCRIBED to famous book collector H. Tatnall Brown, "For Henry T. Brown Jr/ with kindest regards/ John P. Marquand" and with TWO TYPED LETTERS SIGNED to him. In the first, dated April 3, 1939, Marquand agress to sign "books" to be sent; in the second, dated April 20, 1939, he apologizes profusely for getting Brown's name wrong and offers various remedies--"I am mortified....perhaps this letter, pasted in the book, will be enough to show how seriously I was in error." Letters are folded so contents are visible and secured at corners to front free endpaper (beneath Marquand's inscription) and front pastedown, respectively. Faint vertical lines, as often seen, to first and last several pages; otherwise, near fine in dust jacket with professional repair to head of spine. An interesting copy of an unaccountably scarce book, particularly so with an early inscription. SCARCE CONTEMPORARILY INSCRIBED COPY.

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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse. Groucho Marx. AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse.
(Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc. 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good nurse and a nice woman / Groucho." It is likely the inscription is to Barbara Winger Bruner, who worked for Marx in 1977, the final year of his life. (According to a 1983 UPI Bulletin, Bruner testified in a lawsuit filed by Marx's estate against Erin Fleming, the Canadian actress who was Marx's companion, characterizing her actions as "hostile and abusive.") This best-selling album was recorded at Carnegie Hall during Marx's last one-man show. The insert features a pictorial collage and quotes from celebrities including T.S. Eliot -- "Your portrait hangs on my wall next to W.B. Yeats. You are my most coveted pin-up. And I am your utmost admirer." Fine.

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THE COLOR OF WATER: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. James McBride. THE COLOR OF WATER: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.
New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by author with quote from pg. 38, "I never saw Mommy 'Get Happy'," including valediction, "peace," followed by the author's signature. Advance reading copy in fine condition but for slight shelf wear around the edges.

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A MONK SWIMMING: A Memoir. Malachy McCourt. A MONK SWIMMING: A Memoir.
New York: Hyperion, (1998). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near fine in dust jacket.

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THE GOLDEN BOOK: The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present. Douglas C. McMurtrie. THE GOLDEN BOOK: The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. First edition. One of only 2000 copies. This one INSCRIBED by author. Intricate, gilt-stamped binding. Spine dulled otherwise would be near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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BUFFALO GIRLS. Larry McMurtry. BUFFALO GIRLS.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on front endpaper. Tiny crimp at base of spine still fine in fine dust jacket.

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DESERT ROSE. Larry McMurtry. DESERT ROSE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page "For Pat" (not ours) and SIGNED Larry McMurtry. Round embossed blind stamp on bottom of half-title page, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

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FILM FLAM: Essays on Hollywood. Larry McMurtry. FILM FLAM: Essays on Hollywood.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987). First edition. Only 15,000 copies, an unusually low print-run for a book by McMurtry. INSCRIBED, "To Nancy" on front endpaper. From the collection of sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notation on rear endpaper. Page edges lightly foxed otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

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ZOMBIE JAMBOREE. Robert Merkin. ZOMBIE JAMBOREE.
New York: William Morrow and Company Inc. (1986). First edition. His second book, INSCRIBED by author on the half title page. "Lew - A little light reading for the happiest of birthdays. Bob Merkin 26 Aug 86." Fine in white dust jacket with a faint crease in front flap, spine very slightly tanned (barely noticeable) and a few tiny marks on front panel. A bright, clean copy.

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