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THE LAND BEYOND THE RIVER. Jesse Stuart. THE LAND BEYOND THE RIVER.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. A tale of "loopholes" in the welfare system. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #47918]       Price: $100.00
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STURGEON'S WEST. Theodore Sturgeon, , Don Ward. STURGEON'S WEST.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For the Laites with thanks and warmest good wishes. Theodore Sturgeon / April 1973." About fine with just the barest rubbing on corners; in a near fine dust jacket with light soiling, a few spots of creasing, most noticeably on the spine ends, and one small closed tear to the bottom left of the front panel.

[Book #51499]       Price: $350.00
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TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa. T. Philip Terry. TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Second edition. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. INSCRIBED by Terry on first free page "To my friend. . .With high esteem." Flexible, red cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine; marbled page edges. 799 pages (including index) plus a number of full page ads. 13 Maps, 7 of them folding (one short tear, on one, repaired with archival tape), and 16 pages of plans. A thick book in very nice shape, certainly near fine with one small closed tear on lower back corner. Near fine with small closed tear on lower back corner.

[Book #52555]       Price: $200.00
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MY OTHER LIFE. Paul Theroux. MY OTHER LIFE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1996. First edition. INSCRIBED with a quote, "a carefree boy," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Advance reading copy, fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #47557]       Price: $60.00
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SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories. Paul Theroux. SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972. First edition. His first short-story collection. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, with best wishes, Paul Theroux." Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Tiny imperfection to front endpaper at base of hinge otherwise fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed as often seen.

[Book #54797]       Price: $150.00
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THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU. Jonathan Tropper. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.
(New York): Dutton, (2009). First edition. INSCRIBED BY TROPPER on the title page, "Hey Asya, I hope you like it. Best, Jonathan Tropper." Made into the film of the same name with screenplay by Tropper, starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Jane Fonda. Spine ends very gently pushed, still quite fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #53133]       Price: $150.00
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MARK TWAIN IN NEVADA. Mark Twain, By Effie Mona Mack. MARK TWAIN IN NEVADA.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First edition. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. INSCRIBED by Mack on title page. Page edges and spine slightly soiled, otherwise fine in dust jacket with few small spots on front panel, and marginal edgewear to spine ends and tips.

[Book #25686]       Price: $50.00
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LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS. Mona Van Duyn. LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS.
St. Louis: (no-publisher), 1991. First edition. Privately printed for friends of the poet. Published a year after she won the Pulitzer Prize for NEAR CHANGES. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET LAUREATE AND PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "For Tony & Helen, this odd collection for friends--elegies, poems, occasional verses--produced by a baffled commercial printer. Love, Mona." 30 pages; 8.5 x 11" blue, stapled paperwraps printed in brown on front cover only. Poem tipped to last page, presumably as issued. Photo detail of Marc Chagall's "Les Plumes en Fleur" (which is the title of the poem appearing on p.5) pasted to blank page following the copyright page. An understandably scarce volume. Fine. PRODUCED BY A BAFFLED COMMERCIAL PRINTER.

[Book #54274]       Price: $300.00
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BEDTIME STORIES. Mona Van Duyn, Margaret DeCardy. BEDTIME STORIES.
Champaign, Illinois: The Ceres Press, 1972. First edition. Van Duyn's fourth book, which followed her National Book Award-winner, TO SEE, TO TAKE. Poetic recollections from the perspective of her grandmother and in her grandmother's Germanic dialect. One of 300 copies hand printed and hand bound at the Distaff Bindery. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW U.S. POET LAUREATE ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "An oddity for Helen & Tony, With love, Mona." An unaccountably scarce book. Fine without dust jacket, presumably as issued. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54271]       Price: $250.00
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ROB WAGNER'S CALIFORNIA ALMANACK. Rob Wagner. ROB WAGNER'S CALIFORNIA ALMANACK.
Los Angeles: Times- Mirror Press, (1922). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/illustrator of this humorous guide to California. A tall, narrow book with paper-covered boards and no dust jacket, as issued.

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THE RED SCREAM. Mary Willis Walker. THE RED SCREAM.
New York: Doubleday, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #33474]       Price: $125.00
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TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS. Robert Penn Warren. TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS.
[New Haven]: Yale University, (1956). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. INSCRIBED TO HIS ONE-TIME EXECUTOR.

[Book #49496]       Price: $1,500.00
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IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism. Glenway Wescott. IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "For Stan Peckham my elector and sponsor, with friendly compliments upon my first visit to Denver, Glenway W." Wescott, a flamboyant writer who also worked with Alfred Kinsey in his studies on homosexuality, was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1947 and Peckham was book editior at the Denver Post his and one of the original Newsday assistant editors (information furnished by a friend of Peckham's, Nancy Burkhart). Light edge rubbing, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears and a few light creases at spine ends. A bright copy of this collection of critical essays and reminiscences about his friendships with and admiration for Katherine Anne Porter, Somerset Maugham, Colette, Isak Dinesen, Thomas Mann, and Thornton Wilder.

[Book #34889]       Price: $100.00
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BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY. Dennis Wheatley. BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1964). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page to step-daughter Diana Younger, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in near fine dust jacket with small rub at base of spine. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53579]       Price: $400.00
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DANGEROUS INHERITANCE. Dennis Wheatley. DANGEROUS INHERITANCE.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1965). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page to his step-daughter Diana Younger, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in near fine dust jacket with remnants of old acetate cover on verso (not evident from the outside) and a little rubbing to spine ends and corners. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53578]       Price: $400.00
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THE MAN WHO KILLED THE KING. Dennis Wheatley. THE MAN WHO KILLED THE KING.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1951). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With the fondest love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Very good with a little discoloration at bottom of the black cloth spine (where section of jacket is missing--otherwise the book would be near fine); in bright but good-only dust jacket due to a large chip at bottom of spine extending a little to rear panel. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53581]       Price: $600.00
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THE RISING STORM: A ROGER BROOK STORY. Dennis Wheatley. THE RISING STORM: A ROGER BROOK STORY.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1949]. First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With fondest love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Black cloth shows some minor wear spots, but still very good in good or better dust jacket with minor darkening on (two) edges of rear panel, red lettering on spine faded and barely readable, and a little chipping on spine ends. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53580]       Price: $600.00
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THEY FOUND ATLANTIS. Dennis Wheatley. THEY FOUND ATLANTIS.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1936]. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Diana / who drew the figures in the end papers (of this book) ... love / from Dennis." Diana Younger, Wheatley's stepdaughter, illustrated the endpapers for this book and several others, and the dust jacket for THE GOLDEN SPANIARD (1938). Red cloth boards stamped in black on front and spine. Cloth frayed at head of spine, light stain on spine, "tide" mark along lower edge, otherwise crisp and bright and therefore better than good. In fair to good dust jacket skinned at edges and folds and with shallow chipping and one deeper v-shaped chip affecting the "D" in Dennis on front panel. NICE FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53572]       Price: $1,500.00
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VENDETTA IN SPAIN. Dennis Wheatley. VENDETTA IN SPAIN.
London: Hutchinson of London, (1961). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of edge creasing and rubbed nicks to spine ends and corners. INSCRIBED TO HIS STEPDAUGHTER.

[Book #53620]       Price: $750.00
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THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED "For John Moffitt with the sincere good wishes of John Hall Wheelock," to which Wheelock has added the last five lines of his poem "The Fish-Hawk" (handwritten by Wheelock) and dated September 28, 1922. Page edges slightly soiled, otherwise fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, an inconspicuous closed tear in spine and a small abrasion to spine affecting "Panther." Still, an attractive copy that looks better than it sounds.

[Book #35572]       Price: $150.00
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THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878. James H. Whyte. THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878.
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Behind the scenes during the Reconstruction of Washington, D. C., after the Civil War. Illustrations of the transformation are included. Near fine in dust jacket with some wear, damp stains and mending.

[Book #47679]       Price: $100.00
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WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A BUILDING. Forrest Wilson. WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A BUILDING.
Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, (1988). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with one small closed tear at bottom of front cover.

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A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE A Neal Carey Mystery. Don Winslow. A LONG WALK UP THE WATER SLIDE A Neal Carey Mystery.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page, "To . . . With memories of The Ocean State!/ I remember your Rhode Island connection!/ Don Winslow/ January 28, 1995." . Fine in dust jacket with a light crease on front flap.

[Book #34349]       Price: $60.00
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THE HAVERSHAM LEGACY. Daoma Winston. THE HAVERSHAM LEGACY.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1974). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author to her friend. A passionate, scheming, even bloody saga of a powerful family in Washington D.C. in Civil War times. Near fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47166]       Price: $60.00
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THE VENETIAN GLASS NEPHEW. Elinor Wylie. THE VENETIAN GLASS NEPHEW.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925. First edition. SIGNED to "Stuart W. Jackson / Elinor Wylie December 28, 1926." Very good with bookplate on front pastedown and three newspaper clippins on the author on rear endpapers. Spine tanned and rubbed with lettering faded, back board has one small indent, and there is also light rubbing to the edges and one corner has begun to fray slightly.

[Book #51562]       Price: $100.00
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