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THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces. W. Antony, David Mus. THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces.
(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York, 01-12-13." Beneath which is pasted Van Sickle's personal stamp. The only accompanying pamphlet present is the prospectus, INSCRIBED "For AH--the original brochure--JVS." Large, quarto volume, nearly folio-sized, 9.25 x 12.75"; gray-brown paperwraps printed in black on front only. Slightly overhanging edges mildly worn with touch of loss to head of spine, still near fine. Scarce to rare signed. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54273]       Price: $200.00
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THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales. Paul Barton, Howard A. Norman. THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales.
Norman Laliberte. Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, (1980). First edition. Illustrated by Norman Laliberte. Number 21 of 100 copies SIGNED by Norman and Laliberte. Publisher's letter and advertising broadside laid in. This copy in acetate and scarce publisher's dust jacket, which appears to be from the trade edition (there were 2000 copies in all). Fine in fine dust jacket(s).

[Book #51181]       Price: $150.00
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I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970. Beatles, Michael Todd. I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970.
(Lake Oswego, OR: AMV Entertainment), 1992. First edition. "This volume is an attempt to bring together a reference source for the Beatles' available session work." Apparently issued in only 150 copies. This copy with "19/150" handwritten in the corner of the Introduction page, beside Todd's INSCRIPTION, "Dear - - Thanks for your support! I hope the book and the disc bring you hours of fun for the entire family. (or something like that; anyway.) All the best, Michael Todd." Small highlighter squiggle on plain rear cover, few session entries highlighted with penciled notations to margins, covers lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine in spiral binding.

[Book #50603]       Price: $150.00
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THREE DREAMS AND AN OLD POEM. Paul Blackburn. THREE DREAMS AND AN OLD POEM.
(Buffalo, NY: University Press at Buffalo, 1970.). First edition. The Beau Fleuve Series Number One, edited by Allen DeLoach. One of 1000 copies. This one with "COMPLIMENTARY - NOT FOR SALE" sticker inside front cover. Fine in stapled paperwraps.

[Book #35898]       Price: $35.00
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ERASMUS: IN PRAISE OF FOLLY. Horace Bridges. ERASMUS: IN PRAISE OF FOLLY.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1925. First edition thus: edited and with essay of appreciation by Bridges. With 29 illustrations, including the picture by Holbein etched in the author's time, to which is added Mr. Angarola's drawings of his conception of the period & drawings by way of contemporary comment by Gene Markey. The book is very good in dust jacket with large chip at bottom of spine (about a third); and another chip on front edge of front cover not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54686]       Price: $200.00
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NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915. Van Wyck Brooks. NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915.
[New York]: E P Dutton & Co., Inc. 1940. First edition. One of 997 SIGNED, numbered copies issued in publisher's slipcase. Very good to fine with page top edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Slipcase shows some fading and wear on edges, but still intact and sturdy.

[Book #33976]       Price: $60.00
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THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING]. Fredric. Philip Jose Farmer Brown, introduction. THE OFFICE; [BOOK & ORIGINAL PAINTING].
Joe Servello. (Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications), (1987.). Original uncut version, first edition thus. One of 450 numbered copies SIGNED BY PHILIP JOSE FARMER, who wrote the foreword for this edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL, SIGNED PAINTING BY JOE SERVELLO used for the dust jacket art. Double matted and framed, 28 x 16" overall; in fine condition. Letter of provenance for the painting from publisher Dennis McMillan laid in the book (top corner clipped, otherwise fine).

[Book #54963]       Price: $2,500.00
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LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: Robert Browning. Robert Browning, Elbert Hubbard. LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: Robert Browning.
Samuel Warner. East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1901. Limited issue, first thus. Number 138 of 940 numbered and specially bound copies SIGNED BY HUBBARD, though it does not appear his signature is called for. Bound in limp, light brown suede with dark brown silk endpapers. Artwork designed by Samuel Warner. Very good to near fine with light wear to over-hanging edges and touch of minor staining.

[Book #50043]       Price: $45.00
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COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting. James Lee Burke, Charles Willeford, introduction. COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting.
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1989. First edition. By Charles Willeford, who died before he could sign the edition, with an introduction by Burke. An out-of-series, unlettered copy in the same binding as the 26 lettered ones, SIGNED BY BURKE. Fine as issued, in full black leather with lettering and design stamped in gold (the lettered copies were the only copies so bound).

[Book #54529]       Price: $500.00
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NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH. James Branch Cabell. NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH.
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. First edition. Notes on symbolism in Cabell's FIGURES OF EARTH, by John Philips Cranwell and James P. Cover. One of 865 numbered copies. Fine in original glassine dust jacket. Includes broken publisher's slipcase with top missing.

[Book #30955]       Price: $50.00
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POOR FOOL. Erskine Caldwell. POOR FOOL.
New York: Rariora Press, 1930. First edition of his second book. One of 1,000 numbered copies; illustrated by Alexander Couard. Blue buckram boards lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Spine very slightly sunned, much less than usual, otherwise very good to fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #25904]       Price: $100.00
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THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series). Henry Seidel Canby, Andrew Wyeth. THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series).
Andrew Wyeth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First edition, limited issue. Number 25 of 650 copies in the "special Delaware edition ... printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop" SIGNED BY CANBY AND WYETH. Very good or better with light edge wear and spine slightly faded; in like dust jacket with internal paper-tape repair/reinforcement to spine ends and corners. Scarce in dust jacket. SIGNED BY BOTH MEN.

[Book #53698]       Price: $400.00
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LI PO'S SANDALWOOD BOAT: Poems in Light. Dan Carr. LI PO'S SANDALWOOD BOAT: Poems in Light.
Hardwick: The Four Zoas Press, [1975]. First edition. SIGNED by Carr and numbered "XVI" (16). Limitation unstated but judging from the number of offerings of the book we've seen, there can't have been many copies and not all were signed. Near fine in plain green, unprinted paperwraps.

[Book #51412]       Price: $40.00
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There.
Franklin Hughes. New York: Cheshire House, 1931. First edition thus: limited edition, #1194 of 1200 copies, with illustrations by Franklin Hughes. Qurato, white silk-moire boards somewhat soiled, scattered foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Very good, lacking slipcase.

[Book #49723]       Price: $100.00
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KEEPING FAITH: Memoirs of a President. Jimmy Carter. KEEPING FAITH: Memoirs of a President.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, (1986). A reprint of the President's autobiography in Easton's Library of the Presidents. Originally published in 1982. A SIGNED edition but no limitation stated. Fine to new in full gray leather with two raised bands on spine; gilt decoration on covers and spine; gilt page edges; and satin ribbon page marker. Publisher's prospectus laid in.

[Book #48312]       Price: $150.00
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A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER. Louis de Bernieres. A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER..
London: Harvell Secker, (2008). First edition, limited issue. Number 54 of 100 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #49474]       Price: $200.00
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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD. Walter de la Mare. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. First illustrated edition of his first book, published under the name Walter Ramal in 1902. One of 310 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Estella Canziani. Printed on hand-made paper and bound with vellum spine and boards. Spine a little soiled, corners bumped and spine ends have a few chips, otherwise very good condition.

[Book #26112]       Price: $125.00
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DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE. Walter. Whistler de la Mare, Rex. DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London/New York: Faber & Faber/Fountain Press, 1930. First edition. One of 650 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Rex Whistler (but not signed by him). Corners just a little rubbed and spine slightly faded, otherwise fine. Three-color, full-page drawing on front endpaper of a gentleman in an easy chair smoking a pipe--an elaborate Christmas greeting which reads, "Seasons Greetings for Sam Brown from S. N. Jenks and E. E. Moore, Dec. 25th, 1938." Both endpapers are offset, but the drawing is very nice (although we couldn't find any information on the "artists").

[Book #32694]       Price: $100.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $350.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem). Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: SELECTED POEMS (limited edition hardcover book); Together with EVENING PRIMROSE (scarce, 1990, signed broadside poem).
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich. Fine. TOGETHER WITH a scarce broadside of the title poem "Evening Primrose" printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. One of a stated 120 copies, SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. OCLC dates this broadside 1990 -- seven years before the poem first appeared in Poetry Magazine. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, on Barcham Green paper, printed on recto only. Fine condition. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #54957]       Price: $550.00
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THE LAW OF LOVE. Laura Esquivel. THE LAW OF LOVE.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1996). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered and specially-bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

[Book #14405]       Price: $50.00
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MASTERS OF CRIME. Dick. Lionel Davidson Francis, Len Deighton. MASTERS OF CRIME.
(Herefordshire): Scorpion Press, (2006). First edition. Edited by Michael Johnson. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY FRANCIS AND DAVIDSON. Foreword by Deighton. Includes articles by Johnson and an interview with Davidson, a quasi-interview with Francis and tribute to him by H. R. F. Keating, as well as bibliographies (the UK editions of both authors' mysteries). Gilt-stamped green and black leather; pictorial endpapers. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #41129]       Price: $150.00
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ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry. William H. Gass. ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1975). First ediiton. One of 225 numbered copies SIGNED by Gass and Godine. Fine in dust jacket in slipcase. Author Doris Grumbach's personal copy with her initials on the front endpaper and the half-title page.

[Book #29306]       Price: $150.00
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