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AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XVIII NO 68: Includes "Black Ulysses Goes to War" by Howard W. Odum. H. L. Mencken, Howard W. Odum. AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XVIII NO 68: Includes "Black Ulysses Goes to War" by Howard W. Odum.
New York: Knopf, 1929. First edition. August 1929 issue of the monthly review edited by Mencken. Good to about very good in heavy plastic cover protector.

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AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XXI NO 83: Includes "Black Warriors" by George S. Schuyler. H. L. Mencken, George S. Schuyler. AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XXI NO 83: Includes "Black Warriors" by George S. Schuyler.
New York: Knopf, 1930. First edition. November 1930 issue of the monthly review edited by Mencken. Schuyler's story details racism in the ranks. Editorial notes at rear state Schuyler's controversial book BLACK NO MORE, "will be published on the 15th of the current month." About very good in heavy plastic cover protector.

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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.

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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.

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THE LEANING TOWER And Other Stories. Katherine Anne Porter. THE LEANING TOWER And Other Stories.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1944). First edition. Gentle bumping to spine ends and two small, light stains along the bottom edge of the back cover extending slightly to few leaves; otherwise clean, inside and out, and near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Spanish actor Gilbert Roland: "To Amigo, the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." Spine slightly sunned, otherwise very good to near fine in fine dust jacket.with spine just slightly toned. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

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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.

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STURGEON'S WEST. Theodore Sturgeon, , Don Ward. STURGEON'S WEST.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For the Laites with thanks and warmest good wishes. Theodore Sturgeon / April 1973." About fine with just the barest rubbing on corners; in a near fine dust jacket with light soiling, a few spots of creasing, most noticeably on the spine ends, and one small closed tear to the bottom left of the front panel.

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BEST SHORT STORIES FROM THE PARIS REVIEW. William Styron. BEST SHORT STORIES FROM THE PARIS REVIEW.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1959. First edition. SIGNED on the title page by Styron, who provided the introduction. Includes stories by Evan S. Connell, Jr., Philip Roth, Samuel Beckett, Jack Kerouac, et al, Small, inconspicuous stain on rear cover, otherwise a fine copy in price-clipped, very good to near fine dust jacket with head of spine beginning to fray and faint stain to rear flap fold.

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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR. Peter Taylor. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1969). First edition. A remarkably bright copy, fine in fine dust jacket.

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HAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALL ALIKE: A Collection of Stories. Peter Taylor. HAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALL ALIKE: A Collection of Stories.
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1959). First edition. Very good or better in a price-clipped, very good dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends and few tears.

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SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories. Paul Theroux. SINNING WITH ANNIE: and other Stories.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1972. First edition. His first short-story collection. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, with best wishes, Paul Theroux." Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Tiny imperfection to front endpaper at base of hinge otherwise fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed as often seen.

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FURROW'S END: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories. Jim Thompson, E. B. White, M. K. Rawlings, Louis Bromfield. FURROW'S END: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories.
New York: Greenberg, (1946). First edition. Edited by the publisher, David B. Greenberg, with an introduction by Louis Bromfield. Includes Jim Thompson's "Mr. Simpson Makes a Sale" from his second novel, HEED THE THUNDER, published by Greenberg the same year. Also includes William Saroyan, Leo Tolstoi, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, E. B. White, et al. Very good to near fine with touch of rumpling to spine and few tiny spots to cloth; in dust jacket with tiny hole to front spine fold, foxing to flap folds, and minor wear to spine ends but otherwise bright and near fine.

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THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories. William Trevor. THE BALLROOM OF ROMANCE And Other Stories.
New York: Viking Press, (1972). First U.S. edition, using the English sheets. Near fine in red cloth and boards with the barest wear, in dust jacket with small chip to the bottom right hand corner of the front, but with very bright, vibrant colors.

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SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops. Mark Twain. SIXTY AND SIX: Chips from Literary Workshops.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1897. First edition. Anthology edited by Will M. Clemens. Features "The Panama Railroad" by Twain. Very good with previous owner's name both stamped and written on the front pastedown, small tear in front endpaper near hinge, light offset to endpapers, and small tear to rear blank. Pictorial cloth boards are rubbed and lightly soiled, but still bright.

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THE MUSIC SCHOOL: Short Stories. John Updike. THE MUSIC SCHOOL: Short Stories.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. First edition, first state. Near fine with light wear and bumping to spine ends and corners. In a fine dust jacket with a small stamp on the front flap.

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PROBLEMS: And Other Stories. John Updike. PROBLEMS: And Other Stories.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1979. First edition. Uncorrected proofs with no noted expected date of publication noted. The prize-winning author addresses middle age. Faint glass ring on front cover, otherwise near fine in salmon, printed paperwraps. Scarce.

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YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN. Alice Walker. YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). First edition. "Fourteen provocative and sometimes humorous stories about contemporary women." Fine in near fine dust jacket with very minor edge wear and faint soiling.

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STORIES FROM THE SOUTHERN REVIEW. Robert Penn Warren, , Cleanth Brooks. STORIES FROM THE SOUTHERN REVIEW.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Univ. Press, (1953). First edition. Fine in slightly edgeworn and rubbed dust jacket with green on spine a bit faded. Still, a very good or better copy overall.

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MORGANA: Two Stories from "The Golden Apples." Eudora Welty. MORGANA: Two Stories from "The Golden Apples."
Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, (1988). First edition. With an afterword by Welty. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Welty and the illustrator, Mildred Nungeester Wolfe. Fine in quarter cloth over boards and original blue cloth slipcase.

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