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ESSAYS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH. Oliver Goldsmith. ESSAYS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1928. First edition. Two volumes, finely printed and bound. Bibliophile Society limited edition, one of 400 copies. Blue, patterned paper boards; gilt-lettered vellum spine with Society logo in blue. Society logo fading on spine of volume II, both spines a little darkened, otherwise near fine to fine, lacking the slipcase.

[Book #50456]       Price: $60.00
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LES URNES UTILES. Edward Gorey. LES URNES UTILES.
Cambridge (Mass.): Halty-Ferguson Publishing Company, 1980. First edition, limited issue. Number 168 of 426 SIGNED copies. A small book, measuring 5 x 6". Near fine pictorial stapled paperwraps with only minor sunning to the fold. SIGNED BY EDWARD GOREY.

[Book #49744]       Price: $400.00
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LOVE RESPELT. Robert Graves. LOVE RESPELT.
London: Cassell, (1965). First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Rear endpapers offset (where something was apparently laid in), otherwise fine in dust jacket with very slightly tanned spine and offset to edge of rear flap (matching the offset on endpapers).

[Book #35813]       Price: $120.00
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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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THE PRACTICAL HEART. Allan Gurganus. THE PRACTICAL HEART.
North Carolina: Wesleyan College Press, 1993. First edition. One of 1000 SIGNED numbered copies, additionally INSCRIBED by the author to author/critic Doris Grumbach. "To Doris & Sybil -- beloved sisters of mine -- and the most practical of utterly impractical (loving) hearts. A joyful new year. Allen Nov. 1993." Fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #30607]       Price: $100.00
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BOOK FOR SENSEI. Jim Harrison. BOOK FOR SENSEI.
Pacifica: Big Bridge Press, 1990. First edition. One of 74 numbered copies. There were also 26 signed lettered copies. Poems by Harrison, Rothenberg, McClure, Whalen, Kyger, and Codrescu, with illustratations by Nancy Davis. Accordian-folded sheet attached to boards in back and front. In slipcase. Nice production and scarce. Signed by the artist.

[Book #45454]       Price: $450.00
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THE WOMAN LIT BY FIREFLIES. Jim Harrison. THE WOMAN LIT BY FIREFLIES.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. First edition. Number 118 of 225 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase with a few light spots of soiling.

[Book #51493]       Price: $100.00
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THE SOUNDS OF RAIN. Seamus Heaney. THE SOUNDS OF RAIN.
[Atlanta]: Emory University, 1988. First edition. One of 300 unnumbered copies. Privately printed at the Shadowy Waters Press to mark the inauguration of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. A fine copy in publisher’s envelope. ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES, THIS ONE IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE.

[Book #53644]       Price: $250.00
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HIGH HEELS THROUGH THE HEADLINER. Wendy Hornsby. HIGH HEELS THROUGH THE HEADLINER.
Royal Oak, Michigan: Airtight Seals Allied Production, 1994. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by the Hornsby, James Ellroy (introduction), Raymond Obstfeld (afterword) and Phil Parks (illustrator). Heavy, vinyl-covered boards lettered in gilt on spine and with illustrated front cover plate; frontispiece color photograph of the author pasted in; front cover illustration and one tipped-in plate by Parks. Fine as issued, without dust jacket and on a special acrylic display stand with lettered, engraved colophon plate affixed at head.

[Book #14531]       Price: $160.00
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A SON OF THE CIRCUS. John Irving. A SON OF THE CIRCUS.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1994. First edition. SIGNED limited edition published for members of "The Signed First Edition Society" that precedes the first trade edition. Includes an introductory "special message for the first edition" by Irving. One of an undisclosed number of copies. Fine as issued in full red leather, gilt-decorated boards with raised spine bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, and ribbon place marker.

[Book #54435]       Price: $100.00
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WHISTLE. James Jones. WHISTLE.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1978. First edition, a "limited" edition published exclusively for members of the "First edition Society," preceding the trade edition. Fine in full brown leather stamped in gold, with all page edges gilt and a ribbon place marker. Includes an introductory "special message" culled from a speech Jones gave about the novel a few months before his death. Fine.

[Book #16315]       Price: $75.00
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A LETTER OF MARY. Laurie R. King. A LETTER OF MARY.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1996). First edition. SIGNED, limited edition advance reading copy. One of 150 numbered copies. Publisher's letter laid in. Light stain on front cover, otherwise near fine in white paperwraps.

[Book #30457]       Price: $100.00
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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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KINSEY PHOTOGRAPHER: A Half Century of Negatives. Darius and Tabitha Kinsey. KINSEY PHOTOGRAPHER: A Half Century of Negatives.
San Francisco: Scrimshaw Press, 1975. First edition. An important early photographer. One of 2,500 copies. Two volumes, with contributions by Darius, Jr., and Dorthea, their son and daughter. Illustrated with sepia-tone full-page photographs throughout. Original buckram with photographic illustration mounted on front board of each volume. Folio-sized, 10 1/2 x 13"; each volume with a tipped-in color-plate frontis. Volume 1: The Family Album & Other Early Work; and Volume 2: The Magnificent Years. Fine, as issued, without dust jackets in the original slipcase. Almost as new.

[Book #53289]       Price: $200.00
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BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES. Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS AND OTHER VERSES.
London: Methuen and Co. 1892. First UK edition, "Special" large-paper edition printed on Japanese paper, finely bound and signed by the publisher. (There were also 225 large-paper copies in dark red buckram boards signed by the publisher.) One of only 30 of the "special" copies, this being NUMBER 20 OF THE 20 OFFERED FOR SALE. Bound in the publisher's original gilt-stamped vellum-backed white cloth boards. Also noted in vellum-backed orange-yellow buckram boards--no known priority. Includes "Gunga Din," Kipling’s famous narrative poem of India's northwest frontier from which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur developed a story and Joel Sayre and Fred Guiol the 1939 screenplay for the film starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Sam Jaffe (in the title role). A crisp, fine, bright copy. Richards A69. ONE OF ONLY 20 COPIES.

[Book #53830]       Price: $5,000.00
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ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART. Rudyard Kipling. ON DRY-COW FISHING AS A FINE ART.
Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1926. First separate book edition of this fishing story which previously appeared in a magazine. Number 85 of 176 copies printed for The Rowfant Club by Bruce Rogers. Marbled boards with printed label. Faint shadow where bookplate was removed from pastedown, otherwise fine. In original dark-blue paper chemise and matching slipcase with printed label. Slipcase shows wear to corners and edges, tiny portion of spine label is missing affecting "g" in "fishing," and a small piece is missing from bottom edge. Still a quite presentable example of the fragile slipcase. AN ANGLING NARRATIVE.

[Book #52351]       Price: $850.00
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DARKNESS AT NOON. Arthur Koestler. DARKNESS AT NOON.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1979. First edition thus: SIGNED by author and with a "special message for subscribers" by him for this edition (dated 1978). Limited edition but no limitation noted. Translated by Daphine Hardy with illustrations by George Roth. Fine in full decorated leather.

[Book #53673]       Price: $250.00
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THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY. D. H. Lawrence. THE VIRGIN AND THE GIPSY.
Florence: G. Orioli, 1930. First edition, one of 810 numbered copies printed on Binda hand-made paper. Tiny bumps in top edge of front and rear covers, spine label very slightly tanned, light stain at base of spine, otherwise a fine, bright copy; in nice, subtly sunned dust jacket with a few narrow chips at head and foot of rear spine gutter, small chips at lower corners, and two short, closed tears. Extra spine label tipped to rear endpaper.

[Book #32377]       Price: $250.00
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A HOUSE TO BE BORN IN. Jay Leyda, , Emily Dickinson. A HOUSE TO BE BORN IN.
(Northampton): Gehenna Press, 1958. First editon. Leyda's poem about Emily Dickinson's home (Leyda is the author of THE YEARS AND HOURS OF EMILY DICKINSON). Number 102 of a stated 100 copies SIGNED by the illustrator, George Lockwood. Blue stapled paperwraps with decorated title label on front cover. Minor corner bumps and aging but still very good or better. EMILY DICKINSON'S HOME MEMORIALIZED IN VERSE.

[Book #53657]       Price: $350.00
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THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS. Pierre Louys. THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS.
Clara Tice. [No Place]: Pierre Louys Society, 1927. First edition. Limited edtion, #1247/1250. Illustrated by Clara Tice. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy with the silver lettering a bit faded but the white cloth remarkably clean.

[Book #49814]       Price: $125.00
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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. One of 110 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. An additional forty copies were issued for presentation. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. Fine.

[Book #47966]       Price: $150.00
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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. PRESENTATION COPY, signed by Mailer and inscribed by the editor to recipient of the letter appearing on pp.26-27 herein, "To Adeline [Lubell Naiman], Best wishes, Mike." From an edition of 150 copies signed by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce and 40 were for presentation. 124 pages including index; iIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various items related to AN AMERICAN DREAM (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth boards stamped in silver; issued without dust jacket. Adeline Lubell-Naiman, a Little, Brown editor, convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD to her publisher and talked up the manuscript; but she suggested historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript. He recommended not publishing it. Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, and the rest is history. Still, over the years, Lubell-Naiman and Mailer remained close, and in the summer of 1968 she played "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone." Fine.

[Book #50630]       Price: $200.00
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THE FROG PRINCE: A Play. David Mamet, illustrations, Edward Koren. THE FROG PRINCE: A Play.
New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co. 1984. First editon. Number 24 of 130 numbered copies signed by Mamet and Koren. Frontispiece etching SIGNED and numbered (24/130). This copy signed on colophon page by Koren, as called for, but INSCRIBED BY MAMET on half-title page, "Dear Sara -- Merry Christmas + All my love, Your fan, Dave the Slave." Orange cloth boards stamped in green on front only; endpapers hand-made in Paris by Richard de Bay. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket. Unusual inscribed. INSCRIBED "ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE"

[Book #54629]       Price: $750.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. SIGNED BY MANN.

[Book #54590]       Price: $2,000.00
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