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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM. Wanda Gag. MORE TALES FROM GRIMM.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. (1947). First edition. Translated and illustrated by Wanda Gag. Her final work, which was published after her death. Small worn spot on front cover and two tiny holes and small scrape on rear spine gutter. It appears that the edges have been somewhat inexpertly touched up with slightly different colored dye, otherwise very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #25684]       Price: $50.00
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OF GREAT SPACES. Les Galloway, Jerome Gold. OF GREAT SPACES.
Robin Adsit. Seattle: Black Heron Press, (1987). First edition. Illustrated by Robin Adsit. Early proof, brad bound with green plastic covers. Galloway written in pencil on "spine." Near fine.

[Book #51399]       Price: $100.00
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A WOMAN IN CHINA. Mary Gaunt. A WOMAN IN CHINA.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [circa 1910's]. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with 65 photographic plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on front and gilt-lettered spine. Good only with flaking to cloth (appears to be old insect damage), cloth at head of spine quite frayed and frontispiece nicked on top edge but interior clean and bright.

[Book #52594]       Price: $125.00
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PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers. Robert Giard. PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers.
Cambridge: MIT Press, (1997). First edition. Foreword by Julia VanHaaften. Short essays and full-page pictures of about 180 writers including Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp, Edmund White, Doris Grumbach, Jonathan Williams, et al. Short tear in front endpaper at hinge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #47054]       Price: $50.00
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GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY. Elizabeth Gordon. GRANDDAD COCO NUT'S PARTY.
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co. (1914). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing to spine ends and corners. In a very good dust jacket with light soiling, two 3/4" deep chips to the bottom of the front panel and a 1" chip to the top of the rear panel. Jacket also has shallow chips to spine ends and corners and a few almost imperceptible closed tears to the edges. Rare in dust jacket.

[Book #51611]       Price: $300.00
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BORN TO BE. Taylor Gordon, Muriel Draper, Carl Van Vechten. BORN TO BE.
Covarrubias. New York: Covici Freide, 1929. First edition. Second issue with dedication tipped in. Introduction by Draper and foreword by Van Vechten, white patrons of the Harlem Renaissance. 10 full-page illustrations by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. "Gordon, who has taken America and Europe by storm with his interpretation of Negro spirituals tells his life story." (from the jacket). "BORN TO BE was a remarkable achievement, as Gordon details his rugged upbringing in Montana, recounts many amourous adventures on both sides of the color line, offers blunt commentaries on racial politics, and drops names in copious quantities" (Davis and Foley, HARLEM RENAISSANCE LIVES). Very good to near fine in good, aged dust jacket with darkening to spine and edges, two large chips not affecting any lettering, and splits at folds internally mended with archival tape. Quite scarce.

[Book #54675]       Price: $400.00
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Kenneth Grahame, illustrator Ernest H. Shepard. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
Shepard, Ernest H. London: Methuen & Co, (1931). First of this edition with illustrations by Ernest Shepard, including those on the endpaper maps. The 38th edition of this beloved tale, which was first published in 1908. Gift inscription on first blank page, few scattered spots of foxing, and spine just a tad cocked, otherwise very good in original pictorial cloth with corners a little rubbed. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49525]       Price: $600.00
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THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad. Robert Graves. THE ANGER OF ACHILLES: Homer's Iliad.
Searle, Ronald. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1959. First edition, preceding the UK edition. Translated and with an introduction by Graves; illustrated by Ronald Searle. Excess glue at upper spine and small spot on page fore edges, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with light soiling to rear panel and small closed creased tear in upper edge of rear panel.

[Book #35627]       Price: $100.00
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TWO WISE CHILDREN. Robert Graves. TWO WISE CHILDREN.
Pinto, Ralph. (no place): Harlan Quist, (1966). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with a touch of very minor rubbing to head of spine. "Library binding" foil seal on spine of dust jacket. A very bright copy, beautifully illustrated by Ralph Pinto. From 1964-1984, Harlan Quist published over sixty children's books, featuring some of the finest European and American authors and illustrators.

[Book #35795]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #54267]       Price: $450.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, 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 XXI [21] 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. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

[Book #54270]       Price: $250.00
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ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies. Paul Leland Haworth. ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First edition. Illustrated with 44 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and tissue-protected frontispiece. Includes an appendix by John Finlay entitled "A Voyage of Discovery: From the Rocky Mountain Portage in Peace River to the Soruces of Finlay's Branch and Northwestward, Summer, 1824." Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Good or better with covers lightly scuffed, spine ends beginning to fray, spine shaken but binding still holding, small contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, and a few small marginal stains.

[Book #52628]       Price: $60.00
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HELD'S ANGELS. John Held, , Jr., Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. HELD'S ANGELS.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, (1952). First edition. Spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with a few spots of foxing, nicked tips and a few closed edge tears, with tape repair on verso. Still, a bright copy of this "wonderful blend of humor and nostalgia." Text by Gilbreth and cartoons by Held.

[Book #35764]       Price: $60.00
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF COSTUME: From Nudity to Raiment. Hilaire Hiler. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF COSTUME: From Nudity to Raiment.
London: W. & G. Foyle, Ltd. 1929. First edition. This classic work covers the origin of clothing through prehistoric dress and the primitives on to the bronze and early iron ages and into the costumes in Mexico, Central America and Peru. Illustrated with 141 figures, 12 photographic plates, and 12 colored plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Light offset and faint foxing to pastedowns, otherwise bright and near fine in a nice, only lightly soiled dust jacket with just shallow chipping, light edge creasing and few short tears.

[Book #52657]       Price: $200.00
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THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB. Inez Hogan. THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE LAMB.
Philadephia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1927). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations in black-and-white and color by the author. Black cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. A good copy with nice, bright illustrations. Spine lettering and gilt lambs on front cover fading, boards visible at corners, endpapers cracked but holding, short gift inscription on front endpaper, personal library notation along hinge of dedication page, few marginal smudges to color illustrations. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #52647]       Price: $100.00
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THE ONE-HOSS SHAY. Oliver Wendell Holmes. THE ONE-HOSS SHAY.
Pyle, Howard. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1905. First edition thus; publisher notes "For this new edition [Howard] Pyle has practically redrawn in color his own original illustrations, with results that give the volume an additional charm." Name on endpaper, light rubbing to spine ends and tips, otherwise bright and fine with gilt lettering and design and page top edges gilt. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49864]       Price: $150.00
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POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition. Thomas Hood, W. M. Rossetti. POEMS BY THOMAS HOOD: Illustrated Edition.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1872. First edition thus: illustrated with new designs by American artists Felix Octavius Carr "F. O. C." Darley and Solomom "Sol" Eytinge, Jr. (also includes reproductions of the designs by Dore, Birket Foster, et al); and with an introduction, "A Critical Memoir," by W. M. Rossetti. Small quarto (7 x 9.5") full leather beveled boards with raised spine bands, gilt titling and brown stamped decoration and rule, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and extra engraved title page; 24 plates (most with tissue guards still present), 507 pages. Foxing to first and last blanks, touch of scattered light staining, otherwise near fine.

[Book #52520]       Price: $200.00
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Victor Hugo. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
New York;: A. L. Burt, [c. 1923]. First edition thus, the FIRST PHOTOPLAY EDITION. Illustrated with four full-page stills from the 1923 Universal film directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Lon Chaney as the hunchback, Quasimodo. Spine lettering faded a bit otherwise very good or better; in about very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54695]       Price: $300.00
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SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings. J. M. Hutchings. SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings.
San Francisco: Hutchings & Rosenfield, (1860). First edition. Black cloth boards decoratively blindstamped, gilt lettered spine. Boards visible on edges, corners and hinges but cloth clean, gilt bright and binding still tight; interior shows scattered foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins. Altoghether good with inset engravings almost entirely clear and bright.

[Book #53322]       Price: $150.00
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ABBEYS. M. R. James. ABBEYS.
Paddington Station, London: The Great Western Railway, 1925. First edition. Additional chapter on "Monastic Life and Buildings" by A. Hamilton Thompson. Illustrated. Great Western Railway map in pocket on back paste down. About very good with offset shadow on front board, corners rubbed, endpapers lightly foxed, name on front endpaper.

[Book #52473]       Price: $60.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald, illustrator Willy Pogany. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM.
Willy Pogany. Philadelphia: David McKay, (1942). First edition thus, with black-and-white art-deco style illustrations by Willy Pogany. INSCRIBED BY POGANY, "To Irving Bromer with best wishes, Willy Pogany." Small-quarto maroon cloth boards stamped in gilt on front and spine; top edge maroon. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, still very good lacking the box.

[Book #49503]       Price: $250.00
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia.
Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Third printing, the smaller, octavo issue. This edition is illustrated by Elihu Vedder, whose visual interpretation of the Rubaiyat is highly regarded. The first printing was a folio, limited issue in 1884 of 100 copies signed by Vedder; followed by a trade edition in quarto in 1886. There were two issues of this 1894 printing; one in folio and this one in octavo (measuring approximately 6.25 x 8.5"). Brown, beveled, decorated-cloth boards; top edge gilt. Nice production with elaborate gilt cover design, decorated endpapers, and plates printed on joined leaves. A fine copy with only very minor rubbing on corners. "A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, / A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou"

[Book #54752]       Price: $450.00
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CHRISTINE: A Novel. Stephen King. CHRISTINE: A Novel.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M Grant, 1983. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 192 of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Stephen Gervais. Small quarto (9.25 x 6.125"), red cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine; housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase. Tiniest crimp to head of spine of book and dust jacket shows just a touch of inconspicuous rubbing to lower corner rear panel. Still altogether fine in fine slipcase.

[Book #54898]       Price: $1,500.00
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DESPERATION. Stephen King. DESPERATION.
Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M Grant, (1996). First edition, signed limited issue. Number 117 of 2000 numbered copies (of 2050 total) SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Don Maitz. Small quarto (10.25 x 7.25"), black faux-leather boards stamped in black and red foil on front and spine; housed in publisher's matching red-felt-lined clamshell case. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine.

[Book #54899]       Price: $500.00
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A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First Book of First Definitions. Ruth Krauss, Maurice, Sendak. A HOLE IS TO DIG: A First Book of First Definitions.
[New York]: Harper & Brothers, (1952). First edition, later issue/printing? A nice copy of Sendak's fourth book. This has the black spine and "Grr-r-r" on page 23, both later per Hanrahan A4. But still has the $1.50 price. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear and a small sticker shadow on back panel.

[Book #36060]       Price: $100.00
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