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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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POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758. Benjamin Franklin, Richard Saunders, Norman Rockwell. POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758.
Norman Rockwell. Philadelphia: Limited Editions Club, 1964. First edition thus, with an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks and illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Number 994 of 1,500 copies SIGNED BY ROCKWELL. Half-cowhide with marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered red leather spine label; twelve signs of the zodiac burned into the cowhead portion covering the boards. Original prospectus and Monthly Letter of the LEC laid in. Fine in original plain glassine which is darkened and chipped but still doing its job and original, brown paper-covered slipcase with corner nick to printed spine label, few edge rubs and one corner bumped (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54494]       Price: $350.00
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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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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A SEA TRILOGY comprising Rites of Passage, Close Quarters and Fire Down Below. William Golding. TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: A SEA TRILOGY comprising Rites of Passage, Close Quarters and Fire Down Below.
London: Faber & Faber, (1991). First edition. Number 329 of 400 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Marbled paper boards; blue cloth spine; gilt top edge and gilt-lettered red blocking on spine. Fine in original acetate and carboard slipcase. Slipcase is rough cut on open edge and numbered in pencil, as issued.

[Book #55043]       Price: $450.00
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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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A FAREWELL TO ARMS: A Limited Edition. Ernest Hemingway. A FAREWELL TO ARMS: A Limited Edition.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1975 (1976). First edition thus. Limitation unstated. In Franklin's "The 100 Greatest Books of all Time Collection." Full gilt-stamped dark-red leather; all edges gilt; silk endpapers; red ribbon place marker. Fine.

[Book #55052]       Price: $75.00
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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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TALES OF EAST AND WEST. Rudyard Kipling. TALES OF EAST AND WEST.
Avon: Limited Editions Club, 1973. First edition thus, one of 2,000 numbered copies. Selected, with an introduction, by Bernard Bergonzi; illustrated with line drawings and water-colors and SIGNED by Charles Raymond; set in intertype Garamond on white Curtis Tweedweave laid paper; bound in two hues of linen - sky-blue and deep green - joined horizontally with gold-stamped decoration. Fine in fine slipcase.

[Book #55044]       Price: $75.00
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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, a limited issue preceding the UK. Number 446 of 810 copies; printed on Binda hand-made paper. Cream paper-covered boards, phoenix stamped in orange on the front; paper spine label printed in orange. Faint damp stain to base of spine, top edge rear board bumped; otherwise near fine with spare spine label tipped in at rear. In pale-green dust jacket toned to tan, as usually seen. Lower corners of jacket nicked and few small, internal archival tape repairs; otherwise near fine. [Roberts A54].

[Book #32377]       Price: $250.00
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