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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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CAVENDER'S HOUSE. Edwin Arlington Robinson. CAVENDER'S HOUSE.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1929. First edition. One of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine in edgeworn but intact slipcase with numbered label.

[Book #20213]       Price: $50.00
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JOHN H. B. LATROBE AND HIS TIMES 1803-1891. John E. Semmes. JOHN H. B. LATROBE AND HIS TIMES 1803-1891.
Baltimore, MD: The Norman, Remington Co. (1917). First edition, limited issue -- so stated but without any quantity noted. With thirty-eight illustrations in color, and black and white, including a colored portrait of John H. B. Latrobe painted by Thomas Sully. Bound in green cloth pictorial boards with bright, gold design. Detailed description of the symbolic representation of the cover design laid in. Front top cover edge is slightly bumped, otherwise fine. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #52388]       Price: $100.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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THE RABBIT. Ralph Steadman, , Edward Lucie-Smith. THE RABBIT.
(London: Turret Books / Steam Press, 1973). First edition. Number 30 of only 100 copies (of 1,000 in total) SIGNED by Steadman and Lucie-Smith. A six-line poem by Lucie-Smith illustrated by Steadman: "The virile rabbit has no use / For solitary self-abuse. / He copulates with dash and vim; / Self-doubt is quite unknown to him. / I've often noticed, let me say, / That vegetarians are that way." Fine in light blue, stiff, stapled wraps. An early and scarce Steadman. INTERESTING HOLIDAY GREETING SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST RALPH STEADMAN.

[Book #53290]       Price: $500.00
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TWO POEMS OF NIGHT. Ralph Steadman, Edward Lucie-Smith. TWO POEMS OF NIGHT.
London: Turret Books, (1972). First edition. Number 66 of 100 SIGNED copies (of 1,000 copies in total). Poem by Smith and illustrations by Steadman and signed by both. Minor creasing otherwise bright and fine in stiff paperwraps (oblong, 8 x 10"). This copy also INSCRIBED by Smith to an old friend, Baltimore bookseller Bernice Weiss, who passed away a number of years ago. An early Steadman item. INTERESTING SUBJECT FOR A HOLIDAY GREETING, SIGNED BY POET & ARTIST.

[Book #53291]       Price: $150.00
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"BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. "BUB": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1994. First edition. One of 50 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's impression of Kentucky artist Joe Petro's parrot "Bub"--clearly a side of "Bub" that only Steadman could capture. Hand printed on White Folio paper (22" x 30") in ten vibrant colors: scarlet red, green, cobalt blue, light yellow, lemon yellow, chrome yellow, light orange, orange, light gray and graphite. Fine.

[Book #9474]       Price: $1,100.00
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THE DOG BODIES PORTFOLIO: 1970 - 2000. Ralph Steadman. THE DOG BODIES PORTFOLIO: 1970 - 2000.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), (1970/2000). First edition. Portfolio containing an original copy of the soft cover book "DOG BODIES," published by Abelard-Schuman, London 1970, and SIGNED in brown ink by Steadman. Together with an original two-color silkscreen, "INK HOUND," signed and numbered in pencil by Steadman. The silkscreen measures 8 1/2" x 9 7/8". Both are housed in a handsome portfolio which measures 9 1/4" x 10 7/8". Produced in an edition of 70. Hand printed at Petro III Graphics. The 1970 paperback book was stored in a shed from 1970 until this package was put together in 2000 and the book is fine but the two staples are rusted. The print and portfolio are fine.

[Book #24450]       Price: $400.00
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JACKSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. JACKSON: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 60 SIGNED, numbered copies. According to Steadman, this, one of his silkscreen dog prints was "drawn by me but printed by master printer Joe Petro III in Kentucky, where thoroughbred horses are teased into life and pampered like Princes . . . I created a whole shit-load of dog drawings to make a book about these foul creatures and Joe was eager to make prints from some of them. I notice that he has chosen three of his own dogs to immortalize and with a name like Joe Petro III I guess that figures!!! . . . They do look nice in frames and on your walls.....I do hope that you agree." One-color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 18 x 30 inches. Fine.

[Book #53100]       Price: $200.00
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KARL, SADIE AND BICKER: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Ralph Steadman. KARL, SADIE AND BICKER: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2010. First edition. One of 60 SIGNED, numbered copies. According to Steadman, this, one of his silkscreen dog prints was "drawn by me but printed by master printer Joe Petro III in Kentucky, where thoroughbred horses are teased into life and pampered like Princes . . . I created a whole shit-load of dog drawings to make a book about these foul creatures and Joe was eager to make prints from some of them. I notice that he has chosen three of his own dogs to immortalize and with a name like Joe Petro III I guess that figures!!! . . . They do look nice in frames and on your walls.....I do hope that you agree." One- color silkscreen on warm white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.

[Book #53102]       Price: $175.00
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