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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For - -/ Only good things/ Rita Dove/ 5 May 94." Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

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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"

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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.

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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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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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L. A. CONFIDENTIAL. James Ellroy. L. A. CONFIDENTIAL.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To: Lana -- Blood blitz. James Ellroy." Noir novel set in 1950's L.A. in which three policemen investigate a series of murders and mete out with their own brand of justice. Basis for the critically acclaimed movie of the same name starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger (who won an Oscar for her role), Danny DeVito, et al. Lana Pipes (1942 - 2017), a Fulbright Scholar, edited educational magazines. She and her husband, Frank, who died in the Air Florida flight in 1982, were major collectors in Washington D.C. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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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.

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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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ENTOMBED. Linda Fairstein. ENTOMBED.
New York: Scribner, (2005). First edition. Uncorrected proof in light blue, printed paperwraps. INSCRIBED BY FAIRSTEIN on title page with quote from the book, "the last reign of terror" and dated "2/8/06. Subtle toning to edges, still fine.

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THE HESSIAN. Howard Fast. THE HESSIAN.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1972. First edition. INSCRIBED "To Barbara, a beautiful and complicated fur coat owner, Howard Fast 9/18/72." Edges of covers very slightly faded, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with minor edgewear and light crease in front and rear flaps. A bright copy.

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THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. William Faulkner. THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.
New York: Modern Library, (1959). Modern Library Giant, first edition thus. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To The Maracay Book Club / with gratitude and best wishes / William Faulkner / Caracas / 20 April 1961" and signed on the title page "William Faulkner / Maracay / 10 April 1961." During a State Department-sponsored trip to Venezuela in April 1961, Faulkner visited a book club in Maracay founded in his honor by fellow Mississippian, Vivian Ray. According to Ray's son (from whom the book was purchased), Mr. Faulkner stayed with William and Victoria Fielden in Caracas who were responsible for arranging this "out of protocol" event. Old tape shadows to pastedowns and rear endpaper where card was removed; the book club’s lending-library stamps on the dust jacket flaps have offset to the free endpapers, affecting Faulkner’s inscription (which is nonetheless as legible as one could hope from Faulkner); otherwise would be about very good. In an edge worn but still good dust jacket with label on spine, presumably from the lending library. INSCRIBED BY FAULKNER.

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THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE. Timothy Findley. THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE.
Toronto: General Publishing, (1967). First edition of the author's first book. INSCRIBED to his "Uncle Doug": "I dropped in to see Father and I thought perhaps you might enjoy my signing this - my first novel. Best wishes Tif / Timothy Findley / Cannington / October 10,1967." Tanning to front endpaper (offset from item previously laid in), unfortunately where the inscription is written, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with only light wear to spine ends.

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TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE. Ian Fleming, Mary Wickham Bond. TO JAMES BOND WITH LOVE.
(Lititiz, Pennsylvania): Sutter House, (1980). First edition. For the James Bond Completist: The saga of the real James Bond, the internationally known naturalist from whom Fleming admittedly stole the name for his secret agent (from the dust jacket blurbs). INSCRIBED by the author, Mary Wickham Bond "for Carolyn, with love, from Mary." Bookplate of the recipient, Carolyn Reeves Corson, on endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing to spine lettering and tips; in bright, lightly foxed dust jacket with rumple and faint stain (appears to small glass ring) on front panel. Dust jacket wrap-around illustration by Fran Rebert. THE REAL JAMES BOND.

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THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US. Carolyn Forche. THE COUNTRY BETWEEN US.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition after the 1981 signed, limited. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht on title page, "For Anthony, With great admiration and warm regards, and with gratitiude for your warmth and welcome at the library. October 26, 1982 / Washington, D. C" (not signed). Hecht's ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in near fine dust jacket which is folded just slightly off-center and subtly toned on spine.

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PARADE'S END (THE "TIETJENS" NOVELS): Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and Last Post. Ford Madox Ford. PARADE'S END (THE "TIETJENS" NOVELS): Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, and Last Post.
London/ New York: Thomas Seltzer/ Duckworth, 1924 - 1928. First U.S. edition of the first volume and first editions of the rest; all four volumes in the scarce to rare dust jackets. Ford's tetralogy set during WWI, mainly in England and on the western front, where Ford himself served as an officer in the Welch Regiment. John N. Gray hailed PARADE'S END as "possibly the greatest 20th-century novel in English" and Mary Gordon labeled it as "quite simply, the best fictional treatment of war in the history of the novel." Basis for the 2012 BBC / HBO mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall. SOME DO NOT (NY: 1924), in black paper boards over half orange cloth lettered in black on spine. Orange cloth inexplicably but evenly shadowed on each side (the spine is fine) and pages a little darkened, otherwise very good to near fine in good to very good dust jacket with few skinned areas and marginal chipping affecting only the tips of letters at head of spine. NO MORE PARADES (London: 1925), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. INSCRIBED BY FORD to British novelist and friend Cyril Anthony George Bertram (1897 - 1978), "FOR ANTHONY BERTRAM/ Ford Madox Ford [underlined]/ Bijou 14 May MCMXXXIV." Faint offsets to endpapers and title page a little foxed, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with small stain on rear panel (otherwise near fine). A MAN COULD STAND UP (London: 1925), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Foxing to page edges and title page, otherwise bright and fine in fine, lightly soiled dust jacket. LAST POST (London: 1928), in green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine. Pastedowns and hinges darkened, spine ends just a touch frayed, otherwise near fine in good to about very good dust jacket showing light soiling, tanning to spine, small hole in front flap fold and chipping to spine ends that is not affecting any lettering. A remarkable set, nearly impossible to reassemble, especially in dust jackets. IN THE SCARCE TO RARE DUST JACKETS.

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE PRE-RAPHAELITE BROTHERHOOD: A Critical Monograph.
London/ New York: Duckworth & Co./E. P. Dutton, [1907]. First edition. Like his earlier artists' studies, this one is published in the "Popular Library of Art" series (later printing copies are in the "Masters of Painting" series). INSCRIBED, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford," most likely in the 1930's. After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. In a 1973 letter to Thomas Moser regarding, among other things, the Arthur Mizener biography of Ford, THE SADDEST STORY, Keating wrote, "I found [it] very interesting but wondered a bit about his facts. For instance, the references he made to me (several times) were not entirely correct. During the last few years I had quite a lot to do with Ford and I am happy to say that I feel I did not let the old man down." Original red cloth with gilt lettering and design on spine and front cover and TEG. Mild damp staining to and along spine, otherwise only minor wear and would be very good. Harvey A23 calls for brown boards, making this a variant in a nicer binding. INSCRIBED TO COLLECTOR AND BENEFACTOR, GEORGE KEATING.

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WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture.
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First edition [Harvey A49]. "A lively, personal, and extremely persuasive indictment of modern Prussianism" (Daily Telegraph). INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford." After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. Laid in is a TLS from Keating to Ford biographer/literary critic Thomas Moser relating a story about Yale and Ford. It reads in part, "I can tell you a funny story regarding Ford. I gave . . . practically a complete [Ford] collection to the university and they later asked me if I would ask Ford to give a talk . . . . [after making arrangements for the talk and not hearing from them] I called them . . . only to learn that they had changed their mind and then they had the gall to add, did I think Ford would autograph the set of first editions I had given them. I told them very bluntly I did not....." Keating goes on to relate an offer of assistance he made to Joseph Conrad's son, Borys, in a cable to his wife, "I cabled Mrs. Conrad, offering to make full restitution to the injured party so that his father's name would not suffer and I have some place on file the cable advising, 'nothing can be done--grateful thanks--Conrad' or words to that effect. At one time or another in all our lives, there arises something that we deeply regret and would never repeat doing, and I felt this was true of Borys' act." Red cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Light shelf wear and spine slightly toned, still very good. INSCRIBED TO A BENEFACTOR, WITH INTERESTING AND ILLUMINATING TYPED LETTER SIGNED LAID IN.

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