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NOT FOR PUBLICATION. Nadine Gordimer. NOT FOR PUBLICATION.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1965. First edition. Endpapers offset and page edges somewhat soiled, otherwise near fine in bright dust jacket with slightly tanned spine and light edgewear (mostly to spine ends and tips). A bright copy.

[Book #30912]       Price: $100.00
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THE SOFT VOICE OF THE SERPENT: and other stories. Nadine Gordimer. THE SOFT VOICE OF THE SERPENT: and other stories.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952. First U.S. edition; preceding the UK. Nobel Prize winner's second book -- her first to be published in the U.S. Bright and near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with pin-prick hole and small light stain to front panel, edges lightly nicked, and few small tears.

[Book #54915]       Price: $150.00
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THE FOREST OF THE SOUTH. Caroline Gordon. THE FOREST OF THE SOUTH.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1945). First edition. Very good or better with slight fading to cloth and light offset to the endpapers. In a very good dust jacket, aged and faded along the spine, with shallow chipping at spine ends and corners and otherwise light wear to the edges. One tear along the spine has been repaired with tape to the verso. Cover art on front nice and bright.

[Book #51040]       Price: $100.00
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OLD RED And Other Stories. Caroline Gordon. OLD RED And Other Stories.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1963). First edition. Fine in a very good or better dust jacket with light rubbing very slight soiling and a few small closed tears (not immediately noticeable),

[Book #28899]       Price: $60.00
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM GOYEN. William Goyen. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM GOYEN.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1975. First edition. Minor rubbing to spine ends, otherwise fine in dust jacket with light soiling, shallow chip to bottom of spine and light edgewear. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

[Book #34602]       Price: $50.00
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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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BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago. Ben Hecht. BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. More stories from Hecht's early days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News, a continuation of sorts of his first book,1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO (1922). Hecht was known for his chronicles of high and low life in Chicago, New York and Hollywood in novels, short stories, plays and a stream of memoirs, as well as for his award-winning work as a screenwriter (he won the very first Academy Award for original screenplay for "Underworld" in 1927 and worked on the screenplays for many classics). Octavo patterned-cloth boards; black cloth spine stamped in green; top edge appears to have been green (now faded). Spine a bit dulled otherwise very good to near fine; in good to very good dust jacket with significant chipping to spine ends, though not affecting any lettering. A scarce book that is scarce to rare in jacket.

[Book #54682]       Price: $450.00
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"Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:. Ernest Hemingway. "Nobody Ever Dies!" in Hearst's International Combined with Cosmopolitan:
(New York: Hearst Magazines Inc. 1939). First edition. March 1939 issue featuring the first appearance of Hemingway's short story, "Nobody Ever Dies!" Very good with a few chips and tears to the edge of the cover, wear to the spine ends, and light soiling on the back, but the inside still bright and in excellent condition.

[Book #51408]       Price: $200.00
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WINNER TAKE NOTHING. Ernest Hemingway. WINNER TAKE NOTHING.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition. His third collection of stories, fourteen in total with nine being published for the first time. About very good with spine ends bumped, spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, gold spine label somewhat dulled and a little askew but label on front still bright, and cloth showing some areas of light insect damage. Small bookplate on front pastedown and light offset to the endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51885]       Price: $200.00
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HOUSE OF THIEVES. Kaui Hart Hemmings. HOUSE OF THIEVES.
New York: Penguin Press, 2005. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a book of short stories. The first story, "The Minor Wars," was expanded into the novel, THE DESCENDENTS, which was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name starring George Clooney. Fine in dust jacket. Both this and THE DESCENDENTS are surprisingly scare.

[Book #50225]       Price: $125.00
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THE BLACK HOUSE. Patricia Highsmith. THE BLACK HOUSE.
London: Heinemann, (1981). First edition. A book of short stories. Very good to fine in dust jacket with blue on spine a bit faded.

[Book #54459]       Price: $100.00
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SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures. Murray Leinster. SIDEWISE IN TIME: And Other Scientific Adventures.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1950. First edition. His second story collection. SIGNED by the author as Leinster, and with his real name, William F[itzgerald] Jenkins. Leinster is credited with the invention of parallel universe stories, such as this collection's title story, which first appeared in 1934 in Astounding Stories magazine. Hinges a little darkened, still fine in lightly soiled dust jacket, slightly tanned at spine, and nicked at spine ends and corners.

[Book #49173]       Price: $300.00
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THE COMPLETE WESTERN STORIES OF ELMORE LEONARD. Elmore Leonard. THE COMPLETE WESTERN STORIES OF ELMORE LEONARD.
(New York): William Morrow/HarperCollins, (2004). First edition. SIGNED on title page. 30 stories from Argosy, Western Story, Zane Greys' Westerns, et al. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53682]       Price: $150.00
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SOMETHING CHILDISH: and Other Stories. Katherine Mansfield. SOMETHING CHILDISH: and Other Stories.
London: Constable & Co Ltd. (1924). First edition, second issue (the first is very rare) with "First published, 1924" on copyright page. Light offset to endpapers, minor soiling to page edges, touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners, small crease on front bottom edge, otherwise very good to near fine, in dust jacket with panels and flaps in very good condition, but spine somewhat darkend and rubbed, with closed tear along front spine fold, and a few chips; still, tight and complete.

[Book #48790]       Price: $75.00
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REENE: And Other Stories. Paule Marshall. REENE: And Other Stories.
Old Westbury: The Feminist Press, (1983). First edition. Briefly INSCRIBED by author on title page. Also includes a handwritten postcard from the author. In addition to the short stories, this volume includes "Merle," a novella. Pictorial paperwraps with minor wear on edges, still very good to fine. No hardback edition.

[Book #42060]       Price: $100.00
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COLLECTED STORIES. Carson McCullers. COLLECTED STORIES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. First edition. An uncorrected proof in tall, printed, orange-red wraps. Introduction by Virginia Spencer Carr, McCullers' biographer. Includes "The Member of the Wedding," "The Ballad of the Sad Café," and 19 other stories. Small cracks in the perfect-bound spine, otherwise fine.

[Book #46646]       Price: $75.00
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AFTER SUCH PLEASURES. Dorothy Parker. AFTER SUCH PLEASURES.
New York: Viking Press, 1934. First edition, fourth printing. INSCRIBED "To Esther Muir -- With all good wishes. Dorothy Parker." Muir was a Broadway and film actress who co-starred in the stage and movie versions of the Marx Brothers, "A Day at the Races," and many other plays and movies. Cloth a little darkened on spine with a few minor water stains; in price-clipped dust jacket with few small pieces of tape on verso, sunned spine (lettering not affected) and other wear and minor soiling. Still, a very good copy and a nice association from the '30s. Printed in January 1934, just three months after the first printing in October, 1933. Parker inscriptions are scarce if not rare in our experience. NICE ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #45850]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER. Katherine Anne Porter. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF KATHERINE ANNE PORTER.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1965). First American edition of her National Book and Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Adding four stories and a new author's preface to the British edition which preceded. The book is near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with chipping on edges. Still an attractive copy.

[Book #49605]       Price: $60.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Very good with foxing on endpapers and light soiling on cloth; in dust jacket with spine tanned, shallow chipping (two chips on top edge of back panel slightly larger) and closed tears.

[Book #29392]       Price: $50.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Endpapers lightly offset and name and date on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with spine vey slightly tanned. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #30301]       Price: $100.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To the Tucker's --- with hope for deep snow and unbroken legs --- Irwin Shaw." Cloth a bit faded and corner tips slightly worn, but still very good in slightly darkened oatmeal dust jacket with a few chips and a closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape.

[Book #45907]       Price: $250.00
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LOVE ON A DARK STREET. Irwin Shaw. LOVE ON A DARK STREET.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1965). First British edition and only hardback edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "To Harriett Geller with warmest regards, Irwin Shaw." Fine in dust jacket with few creases and touch of soil.

[Book #45888]       Price: $150.00
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MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories. Irwin Shaw. MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. 37 stories including some of his finest such as "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" and "The Eighty-yard Run." A very good to near fine copy in the fragile parchment-like wrapper with shallow chipping to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51451]       Price: $100.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw, Gilbert Roland. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED to a Spanish actor: "To Amigo [Gilbert Roland], the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." With Roland's purple bookplate affixed inside front cover. Roland was born Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a bullfighter but when the family moved to the United States he became interested in acting when he was literally picked off the streets for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of two of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. His dashing good looks helped him find work in the silent films and when the talkies came in Roland's voice was well suited and his career continued uninterrupted. He was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award, for his roles in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). And, for his contribution to the motion picture industry, Roland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. Cloth a bit faded but still very good in very slighlty darkened oatmeal dust jacket. with a small chip at bottom of spine and closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

[Book #45885]       Price: $450.00
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THE SPINOZA OF MARKET STREET. Isaac Bashevis Singer. THE SPINOZA OF MARKET STREET.
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. First edition. Eleven short stories. Slight tanning due to acidic paper, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket which is lightly sunned, has 1" closed tear to top front edge, a touch of rubbing and a few chips at the extremities.

[Book #48289]       Price: $50.00
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