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MANDOA, MANDOA! A Comedy of Irrelevance. Winifred Holtby. MANDOA, MANDOA! A Comedy of Irrelevance.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1933. First edition. Early proof. Very good in plain wraps with pictorial dust jacket attached at spine, as issued. Spine is somewhat sloped and dust jacket is lightly soiled, with some rubbing and closed tears along the edges. EARLY PROOF COPY.

[Book #51653]       Price: $150.00
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THE GRAVE OF THE TWIN HILLS. Bowen Hosford. THE GRAVE OF THE TWIN HILLS.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, (1960). First edition. INSCRIBED opposite the title page. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. About a WW11 vet returning to Japan. Very good with spine ends lightly bumped and pages aged along the edges. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, spine faded but all lettering clear, and minor wear to the edges, including a few shallow chips and closed tears.

[Book #51243]       Price: $60.00
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THE FOURTH HAND. John Irving. THE FOURTH HAND.
New York: Random House, (2001). First edition. Uncorrected proof, near fine or better in glossy white paperwraps with Random House logo patterned across.

[Book #50520]       Price: $60.00
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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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THE INK TRUCK. William Kennedy. THE INK TRUCK.
New York: The Dial Press, 1969. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in black cloth with one tiny spot on the front cover and two small spots of soiling on the rear endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. In a very good dust jacket that is somewhat rubbed and soiled, with minimal shelfwear to the edges and two inconspicuous closed tears along the spine which have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51526]       Price: $200.00
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RIVER GEORGE. George W. Lee. RIVER GEORGE.
New York: The Macaulay Company, (1937). First edition. A novel about a young African American World War I military officer who finds little but hard times upon return to his native land and is finally lynched. Lee was a leading Republican and African American businessman who promoted a self-help, black-pride philosophy and encouraged new African American businesses through his involvement in local banks and insurance companies. Near fine with bright yellow cloth cover showing light soiling and rubbing. In a very good or better dust jacket that has some soiled spots on the spine, one closed tear to the top of the front panel and shallow chipping to the top of the spine.

[Book #51522]       Price: $300.00
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DODSWORTH. Sinclair Lewis. DODSWORTH.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1929). First UK edition. First binding in blue. Very good or better with light wear on spine ends and corners. Book plate on front pastedown. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50131]       Price: $50.00
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WITNESSES OF THE TRUTH:. Paul Lindsay. WITNESSES OF THE TRUTH:
[New York: Random House, 1992]. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Proof with clear plastic front cover, black cloth spine, and cardboard back. 8 1/2 x 11". Near fine with light soiling and scratches to the back.

[Book #51429]       Price: $60.00
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BRIGHT CENTER OF HEAVEN. William Maxwell. BRIGHT CENTER OF HEAVEN.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. About very good with cloth binding lightly rubbed and soiled, spine ends and corners rubbed, spine slightly faded and bumped on ends, small tear in cloth at top of spine, rear endpaper lightly soiled, and a few small marks of soiling to the outside edge of the text block. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51856]       Price: $400.00
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SWEET FOR A SEASON. Joseph McCord. SWEET FOR A SEASON.
Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith Company, (1939). First edition. INSCRIBED and signed by "The Author" on the front endpaper. Near fine with light rubbing along the edges, gently bumped spine ends, and endpapers showing faint offest. In a near fine, gently rubbed and soiled dust jacket, with minimal edgewear including two small closed tears at the top of the spine which have been repaired with tape to the verso. Cover art still clear and bright.

[Book #51527]       Price: $150.00
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THE NOVEL. James A. Michener. THE NOVEL
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. Advanced reading copy in red glossy paperwraps. Publisher's letter laid-in. Spine has faint creasing from being read and corners are very lightly rubbed, but is in otherwise fine condition.

[Book #50436]       Price: $60.00
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THE GREEN KNIGHT. Iris Murdoch. THE GREEN KNIGHT.
(New York): Viking, (1994). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, near fine in green, printed paperwraps.

[Book #50435]       Price: $50.00
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WHAT I LIVED FOR. Joyce Carol Oates. WHAT I LIVED FOR.
New York: Dutton, 1994. First edition. Advance Reading Copy in glossy pictorial paperwraps. SIGNED by author on title page. Fine condition with only the slightest wear. Letter to the reviewer laid in.

[Book #50190]       Price: $60.00
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THE TIGER'S WIFE. Tea Obrecht. THE TIGER'S WIFE.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (2011). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, a hugely popular Orange Prize-winning novel, set in the Balkans. SIGNED by Obrecht on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #51458]       Price: $150.00
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AMONG THE GINZBURGS. Ellen Pall. AMONG THE GINZBURGS.
Cambridge, MA: Zoland Books, (1996). First edition. SIGNED on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #51024]       Price: $60.00
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THE COVERED BRIDGE. Herman Petersen. THE COVERED BRIDGE.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1950). First edition. First novel from this author of non-fiction, mysteries, and magazine articles. Near fine in pictorial, lightly shelf-worn dust jacket.

[Book #47505]       Price: $50.00
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FLAMBARDS IN SUMMER. K. M. Peyton. FLAMBARDS IN SUMMER.
Victor G. Ambrus. London: Oxford University Press, 1969. First edition. Illustrated by Victor G. Ambrus. Near fine with light offset to the endpapers; in a near fine dust jacket with just a touch of soiling,

[Book #50534]       Price: $50.00
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THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1956). First edition. Edited by Julia Scribner Bigham. Bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with only subtle toning to the spine, a touch of faint soiling and aging, and a few inconspicuous nicks and tears. An attractive copy.

[Book #51075]       Price: $150.00
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BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty. Anne Rice, As A. N. Roquelaure. BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. (1984). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #50280]       Price: $150.00
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THIN MEN OF HADDAM. C. W. Smith. THIN MEN OF HADDAM.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973. First edition. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #51174]       Price: $60.00
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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

[Book #51606]       Price: $200.00
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THE IRON MOUNTAIN. Phil Strong. THE IRON MOUNTAIN.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1942). First edition. Very good in a vibrant green cloth binding with rubbing to the corners and some fraying to the cloth, exposing the boards slightly; spine ends are also rubbed and gently bumped; endpapers show some offset from the glue used in binding but inside otherwise clean. Dust jacket is very good with chips to the top right corner of the front panel, the top of the spine, and the lower left of the back panel; elsewhere there are a few tiny chips and closed tears. Jacket is tanned along the spine and lightly soiled, but cover art on the front panel is still bright.

[Book #51222]       Price: $65.00
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INHERITANCE OF NIGHT: Early Drafts of LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS. William Styron. INHERITANCE OF NIGHT: Early Drafts of LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS.
Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 1993. First edition. SIGNED by author. Preface by Styron and introduction by James L.W. West III. Red cloth covered boards with spine lettering in gold. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54396]       Price: $75.00
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THE DEATH SHIP. B. Traven. THE DEATH SHIP.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. Good or better in black cloth binding. Small ink notations on free endpapers, personal ex-libris stamps on pastedowns, boards exposed at spine ends and tips, but bright nonetheless and gilt on spine still nice. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51971]       Price: $100.00
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VAN GOGH'S BAD CAFÉ. Frederic Tuten. VAN GOGH'S BAD CAFÉ.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1997). First edition. SIGNED on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #51166]       Price: $100.00
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