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MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward. Edgar White Burrill. MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward.
New York: The Century Co. 1916. Later printing. "A dramatization from the story of the same name by John Bennett." Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "To Jeanie dear, to whom all that the dedication implies belongs, and more, much more. From "the author." Jan. 1916." Front endpapers very lightly offset, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and tips. Publisher's card laid in. Scarce.

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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

[Book #51509]       Price: $600.00
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THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA. Jay Cantor. THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition. Nice inscription to Hugh Kenner on front endpaper. Apparently the author had been a student of his. Light soiling on tips of page edges else fine. In fine dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing.

[Book #28277]       Price: $100.00
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HELPING YOURSELF HELP OTHERS: A Book for Caregivers. Rosalynn Carter. HELPING YOURSELF HELP OTHERS: A Book for Caregivers.
(New York): Random House/Times Books, (1994). First edition. Written with Susan K. Golant. INSCRIBED by Carter, former First Lady of the U.S., on the half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE REAGAN YEARS. Carter. Hodding. THE REAGAN YEARS.
New York: George Braziller, (1988). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in bold dust jacket.

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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #54624]       Price: $100.00
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THE GRAND ORIGINAL. Randolph Churchill, Kay Halle. THE GRAND ORIGINAL.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. First edition. Portraits of Randolph Churchill by his friends collected, introduced and edited by Halle. INSCRIBED BY HALLE to friends of Churchill, it would seem, in September 1971. Includes John Betjeman. Oscar Levant, A. J. Liebling, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jacqueline Onasis, et al. Illustrated with photographs. Fine in dust jacket with corners and spine ends a little nicked and rubbed, otherwise near fine.

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PATRIOT GAMES. Tom Clancy. PATRIOT GAMES.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). First edition, second state. INSCRIBED, "To Alexis/ Best Wishes/ Tom Clancy." Fine in dust jacket.

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BETWEEN HOPE AND HISTORY: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century. Bill Clinton. BETWEEN HOPE AND HISTORY: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century.
(New York): Times Books / Random House, (1996). First edition, second printing. INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT on the half-title page, "To Stanley Hirsch / with thanks / Bill Clinton / 10/96." It seems likely the inscription is actually to Stanley Hirsh, a Los Angeles businessman, Democratic Party contributor, and publisher of the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54864]       Price: $250.00
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AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS. Richard Condon. AN INFINITY OF MIRRORS.
New York: Random House, (1964). First edition. Uncorrected proof in pictorial paperwraps. INSCRIBED inside front cover, "For Francisco Diabb (Frank Heller to you) with awe, respect and much fond admiration. Richard Condon New York Xmas 1903." Some minor wear on edges but still very good or better in stiff paperwraps.

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CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS. Joseph Conrad, Christopher Morley. CONRAD AND THE REPORTERS.
Doubleday, Page, Garden City, 1923. First edition. Based on a series of articles by Morley originally published in The New York Evening Post about Conrad's arrival in New York. One of 815 copies issued for bookseller friends for 1924. INSCRIBED BY MORLEY to a fellow journalist: "To Allan Nevins / from Christopher Morley / Xmas 1923." Nevins was an American historian and journalist, renowned for his extensive work on the history of the Civil War and his biographies--of such figures as President Grover Cleveland, Hamilton Fish, Henry Ford, and John D. Rockefeller--as well as for his public service. Near fine book in a good at best, tattered dust jacket which appears at first glance to be a plain unprinted green, but which is actually faintly stamped in gilt on front.

[Book #53800]       Price: $175.00
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RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man. Carleton Coon, Stanley M. Garn, Joseph B. Birdsell. RACES: A Study of the Problems of Race Formation in Man.
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, (1950). First edition. Publication #77 of the American Lecture Series. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Dr. Coon on the front endpaper. Each author explores his field of interest in this lecture series. Light offset to the endpapers, otherwise near fine in dust jacket darkened on spine, with chipping to spine ends, a small closed tear along top edge of front panel, and edges sunned, lightly chipped and rubbed.

[Book #47623]       Price: $50.00
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FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER. Stephen Coonts. FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, (1986). First edion. Near fine uncorrected proof in red paperwraps, in dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page, "To Goldie/ Hope you enjoy this little flying story & sell a ton of 'em/ Best wishes/ Stephen Coonts."

[Book #32855]       Price: $100.00
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PEOPLE ON THE EARTH. Edwin Corle. PEOPLE ON THE EARTH.
New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED twice on front endpaper. Very good with light soiling to edges and endpapers a little darkened but otherwise only minimal wear. In a very good, price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, a tanned spine, a few tears repaired with tape on verso, and shallow chipping to the spine ends and corners. Cover art on front panel still clear and bright.

[Book #51500]       Price: $200.00
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CONTINENT. Jim Crace. CONTINENT.
London: Heinemann, (1986). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. INSCRIBED on the half-title page to Rolland Comstock, a great champion of Crace's work, "with my very best wishes and thanks." Bright and fine in equally nice dust jacket with publicity sticker "You can afford to make the journey!" (one corner pulled off). Comstock bookplate under jacket flap.

[Book #53702]       Price: $150.00
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SPECIMEN DAYS. Michael Cunningham. SPECIMEN DAYS.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2005). First edition. Boldly INSCRIBED with a quote, "If only he could . . . become the dress she wore . . . ," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #48226]       Price: $100.00
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CHRIST IN CONCRETE. Pietro Di Donato. CHRIST IN CONCRETE.
New York: Bobb-Merrill Co. (1939). First edition. Di Donato (1911 - 1992), a writer and bricklayer, was best known for this novel, which recounts the life and times of his bricklayer father, Geremio, who was killed in 1923 in a building collapse. The book was hailed by critics in the U.S. and abroad as a metaphor for the immigrant experience in America [Wikipedia]. INSCRIBED to actress and radio pioneer, Gertrude Berg, "To dear Gertrude Berg -- whom I have enjoyed long before meeting. Salute! Peter di Donato Sept. 1, 1939." Gertrude Berg (1899 - 1966) was a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a long-running hit when she premiered her serial comedy-drama "The Rise of the Goldbergs" (1929), later known as "The Goldbergs" [Wiki]. Minor cover wear and spine lettering fading otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54409]       Price: $150.00
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BLUE DRAGON WHITE TIGER: A Tet Story. Tran Van Dinh. BLUE DRAGON WHITE TIGER: A Tet Story.
Philadelphia: TriAm Press, Inc. 1983. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "For Jim Rouse with respect and admiration. Tran Van Dinh." Rouse was an urban planner and developer who is best known for pioneering indoor shopping malls, introducing 'festival marketplaces' (Faneuil Hall in Boston, Harbor Place in Baltimore, and the South Street Sea Port in Manhattan) and building Columbia, MD. Bottom edges very slightly rubbed, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with light edge rubbing.

[Book #36215]       Price: $50.00
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WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America. Ivan Doig. WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "Best wishes through all the seasons of life. Ivan Doig." Near fine with a faint sticker shadow on front pastedown and light soiling on page edges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #35011]       Price: $125.00
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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

[Book #52919]       Price: $1,500.00
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THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems. Rita Dove. THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. First edition, paperback issue. The copyright page notes a hardcover issue, which must have been quite small. INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For--/Best wishes--/ Rita Dove/ 10 Feb 98." Fine.

[Book #52955]       Price: $150.00
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THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL. Umberto Eco, illustrator, Eugenio Carmi. THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). First U.S. edition. Children's book with illustrations by Carmi. Translated by William Weaver. INSCRIBED WITH A QUOTE on half-title page by Eco with the classic opening phrase, "Once upon a time." Short remainder line on bottom page edge, tucked up against spine, otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. ONCE UPON A TIME.

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THE DARK FANTASTIC. Stanley Ellin. THE DARK FANTASTIC.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on half-title page. Near fine with a slight bump to the head of the spine. In a very good dust jacket that shows some wear to the edges, including a few small tears and skinning at the spine ends.

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TRACKS. Louise Erdrich. TRACKS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. (1988). First edition Uncorrected proof copy, INSCRIBED with a quote from the book: "We continued to fall . . .," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #47119]       Price: $60.00
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THE DEADHOUSE. Linda Fairstein. THE DEADHOUSE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. Advance reader's copy. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on the title page with a quote from the book, "I watched Lola Dakota die." Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

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