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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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TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO. Philip Jose Farmer. TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1971. First edition of this Hugo Award winner. The first book in the "Riverworld." LIGHTHEARTEDLY (?) INSCRIBED by Farmer on the second half-title page (not to anyone in particular), "To Your Spattered Buddies Go, little book about a big world. Philip Jose Farmer." Small dents to top and bottom of rear board and two more to spine, subtle fading to few areas on front board, otherwise very good to near fine. In very good dust jacket with spine ends and corners rubbed, small tear to upper front panel and light scratches to rear panel. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

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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 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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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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THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. Gene Fowler, , Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play
New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay to published in book form, certainly among the very earliest. INSCRIBED TO A MAJOR BOOK COLLECTOR BY FOWLER, "To that assidious and clever collector, and my friend as well, Earle Bernheimer. Gene Fowler 1947." Bernheimer was part owner of a film company but perhaps better known as a patron of Robert Frost and for purchasing, at auction, the only copy extant of Frost's first book, TWILIGHT. Aside from the large sums he paid for important Frost items, he arranged over the years to pay Frost a kind of stipend for whatever he cared to send him from month to month -- be it drafts, proofs or wastebasket shavings. Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum and featuring Adolphe Menjou. Very good or better in good dust jacket with a few chips and spine a little darkened and with closed tears backed with acid free archival clear tape,

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THE SECOND STAGE. Betty Friedan. THE SECOND STAGE.
New York: Summit Books, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on the free endpaper, "For Martina + Karl-- Who've been a joyful source of strength in my own second stage-- Zestful wishes + love--Betty Friedan." Her follow up, 20 years later, to "The Feminine Mystique." Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and very light soiling to the front.

[Book #50320]       Price: $125.00
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THE LONE STRIKER. Robert Frost. THE LONE STRIKER.
(New York: Knopf, 1933). First edition. Presentation copy, INSCRIBED to a friend, "For Phillips Palmer / from Robert Frost / 1933." Number eight of The Borzoi Chap Books. Thin, tan, handsewn paperwraps printed in red and black. Touch of minor creasing, still fine in original envelope with a tear along one short edge and flap detached but present. INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND.

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NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem. Robert Frost. NEITHER OUT FAR NOR IN DEEP: A Poem.
[New York]: (Spiral Press, 1935). First edition. INSCRIBED opposite the title page, "To Phillips Palmer with / adjuration to keep on taking poetry in his own way / RF." Single poem issued as a holiday greeting. One of 450 (of 1,235 total) with the "Elinor & Robert Frost" imprint. Small, plain paperwraps sewn into a thin Japanese "Kikone" dustwrapper. Light offset from paper to first and last page, as usually seen, and touch of edgewear to the dust jacket, otherwise nearly fine. In original mailing envelope addressed to Palmer in Frost's hand. INSCRIBED HOLIDAY GREETING.

[Book #52595]       Price: $750.00
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LUDMILA A Story of Liechtenstein. Paul Gallico. LUDMILA A Story of Liechtenstein.
(Vaduz: Quick, 1960). Fourth printing. INSCRIBED by Baron Von Falz-Fein (father of Ludmila and producer of the movie). Fine in dust jacket with two closed tears and very light soiling. Includes original blue wrap-around band announcing the movie made from the book.

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SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE. John Rolfe Gardiner. SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. The story's source are his grandfather's letters to loved ones. The book and pictorial dust jacket are in fine condition.

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ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON. Kaye Gibbons. ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1998). First edition. INSCRIBED with the quote, "Underneath the spready sycamore" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND. Alis Goldate. LISTEN! I HEAR A SOFT WIND.
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the free endpaper in 1976. Very good or better with a touch of rubbing to the bottom of the spine. In a price-clipped dust jacket that has a thin short line of blue offset to the front cover (appears to be a production error), but otherwise has just the barest wear and would be in fine condition.

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DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY. Graham Greene. DOCTOR FISCHER OF GENEVA: Or, THE BOMB PARTY.
London: Bodley Head, (1980). First edition, first issue with "leave alone" p.(9):4. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Greene to A.J. Cheshire, his accountant. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY GREENE TO HIS ACCOUNTANT.

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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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THE PRACTICAL HEART. Allan Gurganus. THE PRACTICAL HEART.
North Carolina: Wesleyan College Press, 1993. First edition. One of 1000 SIGNED numbered copies, additionally INSCRIBED by the author to author/critic Doris Grumbach. "To Doris & Sybil -- beloved sisters of mine -- and the most practical of utterly impractical (loving) hearts. A joyful new year. Allen Nov. 1993." Fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued.

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SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS. Edward Everett Hale, W. T. Smedley. SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897. First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper, where the previous owner has also made notations (at the bottom). Printed photo of the author affixed at front, creating offset to front endpaper, and notation -- which appears to be in the author's hand -- on paper pasted to second blank page, producing offset to the verso of the preceding page. Front endpaper cracked at hinge, cover somewhat rubbed and soiled, silver spine lettering rubbed, but lettering and illustration on front board is still bright. Overall, about very good lacking dust jacket.

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STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT. Clayton Hamilton. STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1914). First edition. INSCRIBED to Hollywood producer and screenwriter Ralph Block - "To Ralph Block - flittings, flutterings, and floatings- from his fellow outcast Clayton Hamilton, to commemorate their year of common exile at the Goldwyn Studios, Culver City, California 1921-1922." Gilt spine lettering somewhat dulled (though quite legible) and spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise bright and about near fine lacking dust jacket. Nice association copy.

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne, By Annie Fields. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1899. First edition. Part of the Beacon Biographies of Eminent Authors series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, this work includes the first appearance of many of Hawthorne's letters. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Fields to Elizabeth Fairchild. Annie Fields was the wife of the publisher and author, James T. Fields. She and James were friends of Hawthorne, as well as of other literary notables of their day. Intricately engraved frontispiece and title page; top edge gilt. Very good with minor rubbing to the edges, most noticeably at the spine ends and corners, still an attractive copy.

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THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joseph Hayes. THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED: "To Dr. Allan Berne - Allen with cordial good wishes-----Joseph Hayes 7 Oct. 58". Slight offset on endpaper behind inscription, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears, one very small chip and a small skined spot on spine fold.

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BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America. William Least Heat-Moon. BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America.
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown & Co. (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED with a quote from the book and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A travel chronicle, illustrated with personal photos, of the author's journey to follow the paths of his ancestors. Uncorrected proof, fine in paperwraps with ink notations of pagination and other changes, and title written in ink on bottom page edges.

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THE SUBURB BY THE SEA New Poems. Robert Hillyer. THE SUBURB BY THE SEA New Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. First edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by author on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with one small chip on the lower back panel.

[Book #45266]       Price: $60.00
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