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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.

[Book #54917]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #38173]       Price: $45.00
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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.

[Book #41524]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #41725]       Price: $50.00
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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.

[Book #41797]       Price: $50.00
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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.

[Book #41724]       Price: $45.00
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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.

[Book #54903]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #52785]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #53122]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #41196]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #45439]       Price: $60.00
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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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THE LAST SIX MILLION SECONDS. Joan Burdett. THE LAST SIX MILLION SECONDS.
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1997). First edtion. Uncorrected bound galleys, fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #36739]       Price: $45.00
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THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION. Bradley Burg, , Eric Bentley. THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION.
New York: Liberation, 1970. First edition. Volume 15, No. 3 of Liberation Magazine, devoted entirely to Eric Bentley's satirical play but featuring some of Bradley Burg's music written for the play. White, stapled paperwraps printed in black and red. Touch of soiling and rubbing, else fine. SIGNED by Bentley on the front cover.

[Book #30104]       Price: $60.00
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ON GOING TO BED. Anthony Burgess. ON GOING TO BED.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1982). First edition. "A wealth of general bedlore, illustrated with colour plates which shows scores of beds from antiquity to present." Small imperfection in rear board, otherwise fine in dust jacket with ink mark through price on front flap. A very bright, interesting book.

[Book #27794]       Price: $45.00
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COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting. James Lee Burke, Charles Willeford, introduction. COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting.
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1989. First edition. By Charles Willeford, who died before he could sign the edition, with an introduction by Burke. An out-of-series, unlettered copy in the same binding as the 26 lettered ones, SIGNED BY BURKE. Fine as issued, in full black leather with lettering and design stamped in gold (the lettered copies were the only copies so bound).

[Book #54529]       Price: $500.00
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APG 133.3 (2004). James Lee Burke. APG 133.3 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22751]       Price: $8.25
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BURNING ANGEL: A Dave Robicheaux Novel. James Lee Burke. BURNING ANGEL: A Dave Robicheaux Novel.
New York: Hyperion, (1995). First edition. Fine in dust jacket, SIGNED on half title page.

[Book #52792]       Price: $35.00
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IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD. James Lee Burke. IN THE ELECTRIC MIST WITH CONFEDERATE DEAD.
New York: Hyperion, (1993). First edition, One of 150 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

[Book #17457]       Price: $150.00
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EVELINA; OR FEMALE LIFE IN LONDON: Being the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to Fashionable Life, and the Gay Scenes of the Metropolis; etc. Frances "Fanny" Burney. EVELINA; OR FEMALE LIFE IN LONDON: Being the History of a Young Lady's Introduction to Fashionable Life, and the Gay Scenes of the Metropolis; etc.
London: Jones & Co. 1822. Illustrated with hand-colored plates, first edition thus. The satirical novelist's first book, originally published in 1778 as EVELINA, OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY'S INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD. Includes 6 full-page hand-colored humorous engravings, three signed W. Heath, and a hand-colored extra-illustrated title page. ORIGINAL SKETCH SIGNED "W. HEATH" and dated "Oct. 1821" of "Evelina with Madame Duval and [illegible]" tipped in at front. The detailed foreground appears to feature most of the cast of characters arriving at the ball against a background roughly sketched in. Bound by Wood, London, in full red leather with gilt-stamped floral design to all corners, including those of the inner dentelles and to five of the spine panels (a sixth panel is lettered in gilt); five raised bands with gilt dots; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Fine. WITH AN ORIGINAL SKETCH BY WILLIAM HEATH.

[Book #54531]       Price: $2,500.00
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WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS. Robert Burns. WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS.
London;: James Cochrane and Co. 1834. The works in eight volumes with a biographical sketch by Allan Cunningham and the preface to the first Kilmanock (1786) in the first volume; and second Edinburgh (1787) edition reprinted in the second volume. First of this edition. Bound in full leather; red spine with raised bands; and green boards. Six spine compartments with gilt designs. Gilt border lines with circles at each corner. Marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. Contains his poetry, prose and letters. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece--the first is of Burns--and pictorial title-pages, as well as the regular printed title page. All volumes have 1834 in gilt at bottom of spines. Tasteful bookplate of John Randolph Harrison on front pastedowns. Very attractive set.

[Book #40671]       Price: $1,000.00
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MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward. Edgar White Burrill. MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward.
New York: The Century Co. 1916. Later printing. "A dramatization from the story of the same name by John Bennett." Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "To Jeanie dear, to whom all that the dedication implies belongs, and more, much more. From "the author." Jan. 1916." Front endpapers very lightly offset, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and tips. Publisher's card laid in. Scarce.

[Book #33128]       Price: $125.00
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