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SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. T. E. Lawrence. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM.
London: Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1935. First edition thus -- the limited issue of the trade edition (preceded by two very limited editions in the 1920's). Number 701 of 750 numbered copies issued simultaneously with the general trade first edition. "Lawrence of Arabia's" autobiographical account of his experiences serving with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks as a British liaison officer from 1916 to 1918. Quarter tan pigskin over brown buckram boards; gilt stamped spine and front cover; top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed; marbled endpapers. Small abrasion to top-edge gilt otherwise very fine. Lacking the rare, plain brown paper dust jacket but in a slipcase which appears to be original as it is covered in a plain tan cloth very closely matching the color of the leather spine. For the record, Philip O'Brien in his Lawrence bibliography notes that the "jacket [is] rarely present" and calls for the book to be "boxed." If the slipcase present here is the box he speaks of, it would seem to be quite rare as we are unable to locate a copy in slipcase offered online or a picture of the book with one. The collector from whom we purchased this copy informed us he bought it 30 years ago from a Pennsylvania dealer, Dennis MacDonald, who was a Lawrence specialist. (We did not know this dealer who, according to the collector, died years ago.) Regardless of its history, this is a beautiful copy of the book and a quite pleasing slipcase which shows only very minor wear. We don’t think you could find a nicer copy.

[Book #54967]       Price: $4,500.00
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T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes]. T. E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Liddell Hart. T. E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHER:. Information about Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, Answers to Questions and Conversations [Two Volumes].
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First edition, Two volumes. There were 1,000 copies in this limited edition: 500 for the UK market and 500 for the U.S. Both volumes numbered 276; signed by their respective editors, Graves and Hart, who also provide critical commentary. Old glue shadows to front pastedowns, hinges unavoidably darkened, spines a little tanned and rubbed; otherwise, very good lacking the dust jackets and slipcase.

[Book #54971]       Price: $200.00
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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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THE COMING OF CHRIST. John Masefield. THE COMING OF CHRIST.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1928. First U.S. edition. Number 330 of 350 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Subtle spotting to spine otherwise bright and fine in publisher's numbered slipcase with small sticker shadow and what appears to be archival tape repairing a split in the lower end.

[Book #55042]       Price: $50.00
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THE TAKING OF HELEN. John Masefield. THE TAKING OF HELEN.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. First U.S. edition. Number 269 of 750 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Light foxing throughout, otherwise bright and fine in publisher's scarce matching box that is somewhat soiled with one internal corner repair. Exceedingly scarce in box.

[Book #55036]       Price: $150.00
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THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY JULIET DUFF. W. Somerset Maugham. THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM TO LADY JULIET DUFF.
Pacific Palisades: Rasselas Press, 1982. First edition. One of 274 numbered copies (out of 300). Fine as issued without dust jacket.

[Book #41958]       Price: $60.00
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THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE: The Many-Colored Land (1981); The Golden Torc (1982); The Nonborn King (1983); The Adversary (1984); and A Pliocene Companion: Being A Reader's Guide (1984). Julian May. THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE: The Many-Colored Land (1981); The Golden Torc (1982); The Nonborn King (1983); The Adversary (1984); and A Pliocene Companion: Being A Reader's Guide (1984).
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981 - 1984. First edition of each volume, a LIMITED ISSUE housed together IN PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE. Number 262 of 500 sets, each volume SIGNED BY MAY in green ink on a tipped-in colophon page. This four-volume "Saga of the Exiles" (as it's known in the UK) was May's first fiction written for adults to be published under her own name. The narrative surrounds the adventures of a group of outcasts on a one-way trip to the Pliocene Epoch for, they hope, a utopian escape from the complexity and politics of their present-day intergalactic society (Wikipedia). The companion volume includes a glossary, descriptions of the characters, maps, a chronology, and three interviews with the author. The books are all crisp and fine in near fine to fine dust jackets with the barest wear. Slipcase shows light rubbing to corners and one edge but is otherwise fine. HER BEST-KNOWN SERIES.

[Book #54741]       Price: $350.00
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FLYNN'S IN. Gregory Mcdonald. FLYNN'S IN.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. "A novel with murder." Number 50 of 250 numbered copies SIGNED BY MCDONALD. Dust jacket shows a touch of rubbing to base of spine otherwise book, jacket and slipcase are fine.

[Book #54878]       Price: $45.00
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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. James A. Michener. TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1975. Special edition of his Pultizer Prize winner, published by the Franklin Library in their Pulitzer series. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of paintings by William Franklin Draper. Fine in decorated full leather with all page edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Nice production.

[Book #35929]       Price: $60.00
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AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY. Arthur Miller. AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY.
New York: Viking Press, (1964). First edition. One of 499 SIGNED numbered copies for sale. There were also 500 copies for private distribution. One of his most personal plays, a thinly veiled personal critique centered on Miller's recent divorce from Marilyn Monroe. The book is very good with spine slightly darkened and corners rubbed a bit, in the original plain paper covered slipcase which has minor wear and rubbing.

[Book #54687]       Price: $250.00
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GREEN GRASS, BLUE SKY, WHITE HOUSE. Wright Morris. GREEN GRASS, BLUE SKY, WHITE HOUSE.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. First edition. One of 200 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Fine in original acetate dust jacket.

[Book #35727]       Price: $60.00
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HERE IS EINBAUM. Wright Morris. HERE IS EINBAUM.
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1973. First edition. One of 226 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #35410]       Price: $100.00
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BEDROCK. Timothy Murphy. BEDROCK.
No-place: Aralia Press, 1998. First edition. One of 160 unnumbered copies. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anthony Hecht, "To Tony Hecht with fond wishes for a prolific New Year. Tim Murphy 28 December 1998." Also with a four-line inscription on an early page signed "Timothy of Shrewsbury." Fine in black cloth boards with white title label on spine. Printed on Johannot paper with Weiss type. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54404]       Price: $150.00
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CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. Patrick O'Brian. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment.
(London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the name Richard Patrick Russ in 1930 and 1938, respectively. Number 23 of 250 copies SIGNED BY O'BRIAN (of 1000 copies total). Quarter leather pictorial boards housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase with label. Fine.

[Book #54872]       Price: $300.00
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SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. Ben Okri. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1993). First edition, a hardcover limited-issue "reading copy." Limitation notice stamped on the title page with handwritten"122/200"; beneath which, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, this copy SIGNED BY OKRI and dated "20-11-93 / DC." Black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine; plain brown paper dust jacket with matching limitation stamp and numbers on front. Fine in fine dust jacket secured with tape at flaps, presumedly as issued. Publisher's publicity letter laid in.

[Book #54904]       Price: $150.00
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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript. George Orwell, Daniel G. Siegel Peter Davison. NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR: The Facsimile of the Extant Manuscript
Weston, Mass. M & S Press, 1984. First edition thus. A folio-sized volume, bound in quarter navy-blue "Niger goat" leather over marbled boards and housed in the original cloth-covered slipcase. Number 58 of 275 copies bound as such. (An additional 55 were bound in full leather.) Over 40% of Orwell's handwritten fourth draft is reproduced in facsimile with a typescript, including corrections, on opposing pages. According to Orwell's second wife, Sonia (as quoted in the Peter Davidson's introduction), "George always threw away all his mss., letters etc, so his actual working methods are very badly docmented." And those that have survived are generally typescript, making the handwritten manuscript particularly interesting. Edited by Daniel G. Siegel. Fine in slipcase with just a touch of scuffing to one edge, still fine. UNACCOUNTABLY SCARCE.

[Book #54670]       Price: $750.00
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PROUD FLESH: Four Short Plays. James Purdy. PROUD FLESH: Four Short Plays.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1980. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #32243]       Price: $95.00
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DOORS OPEN. Ian Rankin. DOORS OPEN.
Gladestry: Scorpion Press, (2008). First edition, using sheets from the Orion trade edition, and published a week later, on September 25, 2008. Number 46 of 80 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. There were also 16 specially bound copies. Includes an appreciation by Denise Mina. Bound in dark blue quarter leather with marbled boards and top edge stained blue-green. Fine as issued in clear acetate wrapper.

[Book #46189]       Price: $150.00
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CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998. Christoph Ransmayr. CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998.
Washington, D.C. (Embassy of Austria), 1998. First edition. Edited by Roswitha Novak. Number 154 of 333 copies SIGNED BY RANSMAYR. From the short-lived "New Literature from Europe" series of readings at the Library of Congress, Presentation copy with Embassy of Austria greeting card from the cultural attache of the Embassy dated April 20, 1998, laid in, "Very kind regards, Teresa Indjein." Includes excerpts from Ransmayr's novels THE TERRORS OF ICE AND DARKNESS; THE LAST WORLD and THE DOG KING as well as bibliographical references. Illustrated. Fine in paperwraps.

[Book #54813]       Price: $100.00
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