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HOW I BECAME A HOLY MOTHER And Other Stories. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. HOW I BECAME A HOLY MOTHER And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1979). First U.S. edition. Near fine in very good to near fine price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing to head of spine and corners and one small tear.

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QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885. Rudyard Kipling, Alice and Beatrice Kipling, John Lockwood. QUARTETTE, The Christmas Annual of the Civil & Military Gazette, 1885.
Lahore: The "Civil and Military Gazette" Press, 1885. First edition. "By Four Anglo-Indian Writers" -- i.e., Rudyard Kipling; his parents, John and Alice; and his sister, Beatrice. According to Kipling, in the winter cold "we four made up a Christmas annual called QUARTETTE, which pleased us a good deal and attracted a certain amount of attention" (Something of Myself, 1937). One of Kipling's earliest publications, produced when he was just 20 years old. Of the sixteen prose and verse pieces included herein, Kipling contributes five poems and three stories. Only two of the stories, "The Phantom 'Rickshaw" and "The Unlimited 'Draw' of 'Tick' Boileau," were later collected elsewhere. The rest were never reprinted. In original paperwraps with small hole in rear blank, two small holes in margins of rear cover filled in, and bottom of front cover just beginning to separate. Still, nearly fine. Housed in custom cloth and paper chemise and full red leather, double top-loading slipcase lettered in gilt on spine. Marbled paper covered interior section of case worn on open edge and outer casing a little rubbed. Rare in original wraps. Richards A4. KIPLING FAMILY "ANNUAL" WITH MATERIAL NOT APPEARING ELSEWHERE.

[Book #54554]       Price: $9,500.00
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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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THE RED HOT DOLLAR; And Other Stories from The Black Cat. Jack London, introduction, H. D. Umbstaetter. THE RED HOT DOLLAR; And Other Stories from The Black Cat.
Boston: L.C. Page & Co. (1911). First edition. Umbstaetter's tales with an introduction by London who credits him with saving his literary life (and perhaps his literal one) by accepting one of London's stories for publication in "Black Cat" magazine -- and paying for it immediately rather than making him wait until publication. About very good with spine faded and few light stains. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

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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.

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REENA: And Other Stories. Paule Marshall. REENA: And Other Stories.
Old Westbury: The Feminist Press, (1983). First edition. Short stories preceded by introductory headnotes by Marshall written for this collection. Also includes "Merle," a novella reshaped from her novel "The Chosen Place, The Timeless People" (1969). INSCRIBED BY MARSHALL on title page and with HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD from her laid in. Very good or better in pictorial paperwraps with minor wear and fading along spine edges, as often seen. No hardback edition.

[Book #42060]       Price: $75.00
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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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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.

[Book #35154]       Price: $25.00
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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.

[Book #35152]       Price: $25.00
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THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN: Stories. Alice Munro. THE LOVE OF A GOOD WOMAN: Stories.
(Toronto): M & S (McClelland & Stewart:, 1998). True first edition. SIGNED BY MUNRO, winner of a Nobel Prize, on title page. Black papercovered boards lettered in gilt on spine. Spine ends a little softened, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54970]       Price: $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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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.

[Book #54928]       Price: $30.00
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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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SAILOR OFF THE BREMEN: and Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. SAILOR OFF THE BREMEN: and Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. His first book of the short stories for which he is best known. Includes the first book appearance of "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses." From the collection of sports writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman with his penciled notations on rear endpaper. Near fine with darkening to inner hinges (from binding). In very good dust jacket with spine toned, light soiling to white portions, and two tears with shadows of old internal tape repair.

[Book #55056]       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 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.

[Book #45885]       Price: $250.00
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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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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.

[Book #51499]       Price: $350.00
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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.

[Book #53687]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #54561]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #52053]       Price: $150.00
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