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AVAILABLE LIGHT. Philip Booth. AVAILABLE LIGHT.
New York: The Viking Press, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the endpaper to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen in joy of their being... with great affection and admiration for each. Philip 12 IV 76." Booth has also noted at the base of the half-title page, "Author's corrections: p. 24, p. 65," added a comma to p.24:9(up), and struck the last three asterisks from p.65. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny closed tear to back panel, otherwise fine.

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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53751]       Price: $250.00
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THIRTY STORIES. Kay Boyle. THIRTY STORIES.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1946. Second printing. Inscribed to author/critic Doris Grumbach "June 1976, Doris, your own work first - Love, Kay". Very good with soiling on cloth cover and page edges in dust jacket with foxing, shallow chipping and soiling. Small section (the size of a dime) of offset on front cover.

[Book #32529]       Price: $100.00
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THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE. T. Coraghessan Boyle. THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE.
New York: Viking, (1993). First edition. INSCRIBED "of steak and sin" and SIGNED by the author on the pictorial page opposite the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE INNER CIRCLE. T. Coraghessan Boyle. THE INNER CIRCLE.
New York: Viking, (2004). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE INNER CIRCLE. T. Coraghessan Boyle. THE INNER CIRCLE.
New York: Viking, (2004). First edition. SIGNED by the author with a quote from the book, "She was a redhead or a strawberry blonde." Fine in dust jacket.

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DARK CARNIVAL. Ray Bradbury. DARK CARNIVAL.
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1947. First edition of Bradbury's first book, a collection of 27 of his earliest stories. There were only 3,112 copies in the first printing. 3 x 5" plain white card laid in SIGNED BY BRADBURY WITH DRAWING OF ONE OF HIS MONSTERS and dated in 1989. Touch of darkening to pastedowns, still near fine in very good, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed chipping to corners and spine ends and white portion of back cover a little soiled.

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THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN. Ray Bradbury. THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Eric! Ray Bradbury 4/8/84," on front endpaper. Bump to lower rear corner otherwise near fine in dust jacket with small light splash on the slightly age-toned spine otherwise very good to near fine.

[Book #53996]       Price: $600.00
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THE GAY PLACE. Being Three Related Novels THE FLEA CIRCUS, ROOM ENOUGH TO CAPER, COUNTRY PLEASURES. William Brammer. THE GAY PLACE. Being Three Related Novels THE FLEA CIRCUS, ROOM ENOUGH TO CAPER, COUNTRY PLEASURES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1961. First edition. The author's only book. An advance copy INSCRIBED by Brammer, "For Wm. Beckman -- Friend of famous Arthurs / Pen Pay of Genius Poets / Patron of the Pataphysician. From his boon companion Wm. (B. L.) Brammer 3/21/63 (4 a. m.)." One of the best political novels we've read. Brammer worked for LBJ and became a heavy user of drugs which eventually led to his death. Set in an unnamed state identical to Texas, each novella has a different protagonist: a member of the state legislature; the state's junior senator; and the governor's speechwriter. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician (said to have been based on Brammer's mentor Lyndon Johnson) serves as the dominant figure throughout. The book also includes characters based on Ladybird, and LBJ's brother Sam Houston Johnson. The book, which earned the author a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. has been widely acclaimed as one of the best American political novels ever written. Yellow printed wraps a bit soiled and a bit worn on edges but still very good. INSCRIBED ADVANCE COPY.

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OUT OF THE EARTH. Louis Bromfield. OUT OF THE EARTH.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. INSCRIBED at his Malabar Farm, "Malabar 1950 For Charlie Rogers with the friendship and best wishes of Louis Bromfield." Very good or better with pictorial endpapers showing faint offset and cloth with a little wear. In a supplied very fine dust jacket almost new with two small closed tears.

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THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE. James Broughton. THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.
(San Francisco): Centaur Press, 1949. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Broughton's play illustrated by Daniel Harris in his first appearance as "Zev." The first book from the press founded by Broughton and Kermit Sheet. SIGNED BY BROUGHTON on half-title page and INSCRIBED WITH A LARGE DRAWING BY ZEV on front endpaper, "For Herbert and Zelda & Co. With Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!" The drawing depicts a father returning home to his wife and two children with what appears to be an airplane in his hands. Paperclip impression and touch of rust to front flap and opposing endpaper, otherwise near fine in a good or better dust jacket. Laid in is a 1954 CHRISTMAS GREETING WITH POEM by Broughton and drawing by Zev (of mermaid queen arriving at a castle or cathedral) which, according to OCLC was produced for the use of Broughton, Sheets, and Dan "Zev" Harris and his wife Gertrude. Only 3 copies are located in libraries worldwide. This one INSCRIBED IN FRENCH BY ZEV "with best wishes," and signed by him with his wife's name followed by "Zev," over which he adds a jeweled crown. A 12 x 7.75" broadside, folded to make a card. Minor creasing and one small stain, otherwise near fine.

[Book #53548]       Price: $200.00
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THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems. Micheal Dennis Browne. THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page: "for Allen and Helen --with love from Michael / West Redding January 21, 1971," with tiny drawing of a flower in a flower pot. In addition, on page 33 under the poem "La Fille Aux Cheveux De," the author has written in the same black marker used on the title page "Limekiln Road August 1968." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #41374]       Price: $45.00
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BROTHERS IN ARMS: A Journey From War to Peace. William Broyles, Jr. BROTHERS IN ARMS: A Journey From War to Peace.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #51177]       Price: $45.00
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SH-KO AND HIS EIGHT WICKED BROTHERS. Ashley Bryan. SH-KO AND HIS EIGHT WICKED BROTHERS.
Fumio Yoshimura. New York: Atheneum, 1988. First edition. Illustrated by Fumio Yoshimura. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #45240]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #33128]       Price: $125.00
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DOMESTIC PARTICULARS: A Family Chronicle. Frederick Busch. DOMESTIC PARTICULARS: A Family Chronicle.
(New York): New Directions, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author to his editor at New Directions on front free endpaper. Page edges slightly age darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #27799]       Price: $45.00
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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: $400.00
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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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BETRAYED BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD. Ron Carlson. BETRAYED BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1977). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. Fine in price-clipped pictorial dust jacket with slight shelf wear.

[Book #47265]       Price: $45.00
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AN AMERICAN REQUIEM: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us. James Carroll. AN AMERICAN REQUIEM: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED, "For Pamela/ Thank you for being part of this book's birth! Peace/ James Carroll/ June 5, 1996." Winner of the 1996 National Book Award for non-fiction.

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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.

[Book #46871]       Price: $85.00
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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.

[Book #47100]       Price: $60.00
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APRIL TWILIGHTS. Willa Cather. APRIL TWILIGHTS.
Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1903. First edition of her first book; a "vanity press" production of thirty-six poems. Cather reportedly destoryed what remained of the edition in 1908. INSCRIBED, "Mr. J. W. Rankin / From an old friend / Willa Silbert Cather / New York / May Second / 1914." Cather moved to Pittsburgh in 1896 and taught at Central High School for one year. Rankin also taught there, and we assume that is where they formed their friendship. (She moved on to Alleghany High School in 1897 where she taught English and Latin, and became the head of the English department. She left Pittsburgh in 1906.) Recased with the original paper-covering laid down and with the original printed labels retained. Both labels are darkened, the front appears to have had the lettering touched up, and the spine label has been mounted upside-down (with the lettering running down instead of up) and slightly beneath its original location. Not ideal but quite scarce inscribed. HER SCARCE FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED.

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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.

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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.

[Book #54411]       Price: $75.00
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