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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. Illustrated with photographs from the movie. 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 and a patron of Robert Frost (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. Fine in very good, original envelope. INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND.

[Book #52597]       Price: $750.00
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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.

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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.

[Book #50758]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #40665]       Price: $950.00
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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.

[Book #30607]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #51434]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #33449]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #51250]       Price: $250.00
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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.

[Book #41379]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #47723]       Price: $125.00
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TOURIST SEASON. Carl Hiaasen. TOURIST SEASON.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition of his first solely-authored book. A review copy with publisher's promo sheet and review slip laid in. INSCRIBED, "For Lana, Best wishes, Carl Hiaasen." Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear, otherwise fine. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors.

[Book #54774]       Price: $150.00
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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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VOYAGE HOME. Sandra Hochman, Louise Bogan. VOYAGE HOME.
(Paris): Two Cities Editions, (1960). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on title page, "For Louise Bogan in admiration, Sandra Hochman (with great hopes of meeting you soon - as I have best regards from Claire Gall to give you when I return - in a few weeks- to New York!)." Pages slightly age darkened, minor edge rubbing and very light soiling, otherwise about near fine in blue-and-white, printed paperwraps. A nice association copy. Scarce.

[Book #45607]       Price: $60.00
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THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH. J. M. Hockenheimer, G. W. Boswell, J. H. Howell. THE SECRETS OF THE BELL WITCH.
[No-place: no-publisher], (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED to the poet Louis Daniel Brodsky, "Here, Louis, from one scholar to another. JM Hockenheimer." The precursor to his 2014 book of the same name focusing on one of the most documented hauntings in American history, the Bell Witch Legend of Tennessee. There have been several movies based, at least in part, on the legend, including "The Blair Witch Project" (1999); "Bell Witch Haunting" (2004), "An American Haunting" (2005); "Bell Witch: The Movie" (2007); and "The Bell Witch Haunting" (2013); as well as a recent TV series, "Cursed: The Bell Witch," based on the latest members of the Bell family trying to end the curse (Wikipedia). 38pp; white, stapled paperwraps printed in black on front only; with cover serving as title page. Staples a little rusted, otherwise fine. ONE OF THE MOST DOCUMENTED HAUNTINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

[Book #54261]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #53131]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #51243]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #54260]       Price: $75.00
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