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BLACK LIES, WHITE LIES: The Truth According to Tony Brown. Tony Brown. BLACK LIES, WHITE LIES: The Truth According to Tony Brown.
New York: William Morow & Co. (1995). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Fine in photographic dust jacket.

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THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems. Micheal Dennis Browne. THE WIFE OF WINTER: Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1970). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page: "for Allen and Helen --with love from Michael / West Redding January 21, 1971," with tiny drawing of a flower in a flower pot. In addition, on page 33 under the poem "La Fille Aux Cheveux De," the author has written in the same black marker used on the title page "Limekiln Road August 1968." Fine in dust jacket.

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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS/SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE.
Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1977. First edition thus. Two volume set. Casa Guidi Windows is edited with an introduction by Julia Markus. Sonnets From the Portuguese is a facsimile edition of the British Library manuscript, edited with an introduction by William S. Peterson. Both have color frontispieces. Number 977 of 1000 sets. Fine in near fine slipcase.

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CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. CASA GUIDI WINDOWS: With a Prefatory Note by William A. Sim.
Guilio Giannini Jr. (Florence, Italy: Guilio Giannini & Figlio, n.d.). Nice reprint. Illustrated by Guilio Giannini Jr. Near fine in white-and-red flower-patterned binding with paper label on front.

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LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: Robert Browning. Robert Browning, Elbert Hubbard. LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS: Robert Browning.
Samuel Warner. East Aurora: Roycrofters, 1901. Limited issue, first thus. Number 138 of 940 numbered and specially bound copies SIGNED BY HUBBARD, though it does not appear his signature is called for. Bound in limp, light brown suede with dark brown silk endpapers. Artwork designed by Samuel Warner. Very good to near fine with light wear to over-hanging edges and touch of minor staining.

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ROBERT BROWNING'S FINANCES FROM HIS OWN ACCOUNT BOOK. Robert Browning, Roma A. King, Jr. ROBERT BROWNING'S FINANCES FROM HIS OWN ACCOUNT BOOK.
Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, (1947). First edition. Edited by A. J. Armstrong. Baylor University Browning Interests Series Fifteen. Based upon an original manuscript which is in the Baylor University Browning Library, this accounting includes facsimile pages and a detailed analysis, which is an interesting addition to the biographical information on the Brownings. Blue cloth with gold lettering on front only, presumably as issued, without a dust jacket. Minor edge rubbing, otherwise fine.

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ROBERT BROWNING AND JULIA WEDGWOOD: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters. Robert Browning, Julia Wedgwood. ROBERT BROWNING AND JULIA WEDGWOOD: A Broken Friendship as Revealed by Their Letters.
New York: Frederick A Stokes Company, 1937. First edition. Edited by Richard Curle. An advance copy with slip tipped to front endpaper. Near fine in dust jacket with a few small tears on the corners and one small spot on the back cover.

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OUGHT AMERICAN SLAVERY TO BE PERPETUATED?: A Debate Between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne. W. G. Brownlow, , A. Pryne. OUGHT AMERICAN SLAVERY TO BE PERPETUATED?: A Debate Between Rev. W. G. Brownlow and Rev. A. Pryne.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (1858). First edition. Pro-slavery, anti-secessionist minister and newspaper editor William Gannaway Brownlow (who later served as a Senator and Governor of Tennessee) debates anti-slavery New York clergyman Abram Pryne, editor of an abolitionist newspaper. Decoratively blindstamped gray cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. About very good with small hole in cloth on rear cover, light damp staining to inside bottom corners throughout, and portraits of the debaters (frontis and facing p.52) lightly foxed.

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BROTHERS IN ARMS: A Journey From War to Peace. William Broyles, Jr. BROTHERS IN ARMS: A Journey From War to Peace.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Fine in dust jacket.

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SH-KO AND HIS EIGHT WICKED BROTHERS. Ashley Bryan. SH-KO AND HIS EIGHT WICKED BROTHERS.
Fumio Yoshimura. New York: Atheneum, 1988. First edition. Illustrated by Fumio Yoshimura. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American. William Cullen. Washington Irving Bryant. POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, An American.
London: J. Andrews, 1832. First edition. 8vo, original drab boards, untrimmed. [BAL 10134.] Published 2 months after the U.S. with same contents but this edition edited by Irving who introduced Bryant's poetry to British audiences in his preface, added several pages of notes at the end and, per William/Edge (p.97), altered "The Song of Marion's Men." Poor with all but small remnant of spine label perished, front cover detached but present, spine back significantly chipped.

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THE MAN FROM THE NORLANDS. John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir. THE MAN FROM THE NORLANDS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1936. First U.S. edition. Some minor soiling but still very good or better, lacking dust jacket.

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ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT. Pearl S. Buck. ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT.
Hong Kong: Dragonfly Books, (1963). True first edition, we assume, as it precedes the 1964 American edition. Presume a paperback original. Text is in English. Minor rubbing and edgewear to pictorial paperwraps, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #54498]       Price: $75.00
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THE FIRST WIFE: And Other Stories. Pearl S. Buck. THE FIRST WIFE: And Other Stories.
New York: The John Day Company, (1933). First edition. 14 stories with an introduction by Richard Walsh. A fine copy in nice, bright dust jacket with a split at front spine fold neatly repaired on verso, and just one tiny spot on spine.

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THE NEW YEAR. Pearl S. Buck. THE NEW YEAR.
New York: The John Day Company, (1968). First edition. Name and date on front endpaper, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket which has some minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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ON DISCOVERING AMERICA. Pearl S. Buck. ON DISCOVERING AMERICA.
New York: Survey Associates, Inc. 1937. First separate edition. Reprinted from "Survey Graphic." A condensed version appeared in "Reader's Digest." Light damp stain to lower outer corners throughout; soft vertical crease to the whole. Still, very good.

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THE PROMISE. Pearl S. Buck. THE PROMISE.
London: Metheun & Co. (1944). First English edition. Very good to fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #41709]       Price: $45.00
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THE TOWNSMAN. Pearl S. Buck, as John Sedges. THE TOWNSMAN.
New York: The John Day Company, (1945). First edition. Fine in brown cloth with very minor rubbing on tips, lacking dust jacket.

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TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement. Pearl Buck. TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement.
New York: John Day Co. (1945). First edition of this scarce work of non-fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning Buck, who spent most of her younger years in China. James "Jimmy" Yen's work in China spawned a movement that continues to this day at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, which he founded in the 1960's. (John Hersey's THE CALL includes a slightly fictionalized portrait of Yen under the name "Johnny Wu.") Slender brick-red boards lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a few small nicks and tears.

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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT. J. W. Buel, , T. DeWitt Talmage, Edgar Allan Poe. THE BEAUTIFUL STORY, A COMPANION TO THE HOLY BIBLE: To Which Is Added GOLDEN GEMS OF RELIGIOUS THOUGHT.
Richmond, VA: B. F. Johnson & Co. 1888. Presumed first edition of this "Companion Book to the Holy Bible." Includes 250 engravings after Alexander Bida and Gustave Dore, et al, 12 of which are in color. Bible stories are followed by a small section of "Golden Gems of Religious Thought," which include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day"; a quote from George Washington headed, "The Brotherhood of Man"; and, most inexplicably, Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee." Good at best with binding quite worn, front free endpaper missing and with one of the color plates tattered but the rest still bright and only showing marginal wear.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories. Charles Bukowski. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN TOWN; And Other Stories.
Tokyo: ShinchoSha, 1994. First Japanese edition. (We assume. We can't read Japanese.) Translated by Aono Satoshi. The book is fine in very good dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and small piece of clear tape at bottom of spine. The Buk in Japanese.

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LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE. Thomas Bulfinch. LEGENDS OF CHARLEMAGNE.
N. C. Wyeth. (New York): Cosmopolitan Book Co. 1924. Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth, first edition thus. Spine just slightly faded and the barest wear on corners and spine ends, otherwise fine with pictorial front panel and endpapers. Lacking the dust jacket. Very nice copy.

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CAPTIVE GODDESS. Lois Bull. CAPTIVE GODDESS.
New York: The Macaulay Co. (1935). First edition. The author departs from the Broadway scene of her previous book ("Broadway Virgin," made into a movie of the same name) to delve into the Near East. Fine in a dust jacket with "good girl" cover art (as some of our friends refer to it) with very minor chipping on spine ends and corners.

[Book #45984]       Price: $250.00
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THE BENDING SICKLE. Gerald Bullett. THE BENDING SICKLE.
New York: Knopf, 1938. First edition. Cloth a bit faded on edges; in dust jacket with spine faded, light rubbing, a few closed tears and a small chip on the spine.

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THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: A Novel. Gerald Bullett. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD: A Novel.
London: William Heinemann Ltd. (1933). First edition. Near fine with light foxing to first and last few leaves and spotting to page top edge; in good or better, price-clipped dust jacket with tear at head of spine with small hole beneath (affecting "D" in "Dead" and "No" in "Novel") internally repaired with tape. Nonetheless, a scarce book which is scarcer still in jacket.

[Book #41383]       Price: $125.00
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