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THE AFRICAN WITCH. Joyce Cary. THE AFRICAN WITCH.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1936. First edition of his third book, a novel set in West Africa. Small tasteful bookplate on front pastedown under flap, of "Claude" (Smith) a cartoonist for The New Yorker, Playboy, et al. Top front cover a little bumped, otherwise the black cloth and spine gilt lettering is near fine, in a very good or better typical yellow, lightly soiled, Gollancz dust jacket with one small closed tear.

[Book #35502]       Price: $200.00
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AISSA SAVED. Joyce Cary. AISSA SAVED.
London: Ernest Benn Ltd. (1932). First edition. Author's very scarce second book. Light edge rubbing, otherwise near fine, lacking dust jacket, but scarce either way.

[Book #29673]       Price: $200.00
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AN AMERICAN VISITOR. Joyce Cary. AN AMERICAN VISITOR.
London: Ernest Benn Ltd. (1933). First edition. Page edges very faintly foxed and light unavoidable offset to endpapers, still near fine lacking dust jacket.

[Book #29331]       Price: $125.00
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EXCEPT THE LORD. Joyce Cary. EXCEPT THE LORD.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd. (1953). First edition. Slight foxing on page edges and a touch on dust jacket folds, otherwise fine in dust jacket. A nice bright copy.

[Book #40692]       Price: $50.00
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THE HORSE'S MOUTH. Joyce Cary. THE HORSE'S MOUTH.
London: Michael Joseph Ltd. (1944). First edition. The third volume in his trilogy (first two volumes were HERSELF SURPRISED, 1941, and TO BE A PILGRIM, 1942). HORSE'S MOUTH follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who exploits his friends and acquaintances to earn a quid. Made into a 1958 movie with script by Cary and Alec Guinness, starring Guinness and Kay Walsh. Very good in red cloth; in dust jacket with long tears along front spine fold and front flap fold backed with tape, front panel a little wrinkled and few small chips and closed tears. Still, a presentable example of this scarce jacket.

[Book #49668]       Price: $200.00
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NOT HONOUR MORE. Joyce Cary. NOT HONOUR MORE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1955). First edition. A few of the first pages uncut, faint unavoidable offset on endpapers and corners lightly bumped. In a near fine bright dust jacket with a minimal amount of shelfwear to the edges and just a touch of soiling to the white back panel.

[Book #50762]       Price: $50.00
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AN AMERICAN ROMANCE. John Casey. AN AMERICAN ROMANCE.
New York: Atheneum, 1977. First edition. Association copy. From the library of Doris Grumbach with her initials on front endpaper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED to Grumbach from John Casey on the title page. Review copy with slip and publisher's letter offering praise from author Brendan Gill laid in. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled; in dust jacket with one closed tear and light soiling.

[Book #29423]       Price: $125.00
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TESTIMONY AND DEMEANOR. John Casey. TESTIMONY AND DEMEANOR.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. First edition. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #27790]       Price: $60.00
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THE ICE KING. Daniel Casolaro. THE ICE KING.
Ardmore: Whitmore Publishing, (1981). First edition of his only book, a novel about mountain climbing. Full-page, intimate INSCRIPTION: "To a beautiful girl - - -." The author was an American freelance writer who came to public attention in 1991 when he was found dead, his wrists slashed 10-12 times, in a bathtub in a room in the Sheraton Hotel in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A note was found, and the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. However, his death became controversial because his working notes suggested he had traveled to Martinsburg to meet a source in connection with a story he had dubbed "the Octopus," which centered around a sprawling conspiracy theory involving an international cabal. Fine in dust jacket with few small chips on corners. Unaccountably scarce--and we would guess rare signed.

[Book #47198]       Price: $450.00
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APG 127.3 (2011). Willa Cather. APG 127.3 (2011) 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.
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LUCY GAYHEART. Willa Cather. LUCY GAYHEART.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First edition. Cloth at spine slightly faded and spine label lightly tanned, otherwise near fine in very good or better, lightly edge worn and rubbed dust jacket with small scrape on spine.

[Book #28096]       Price: $150.00
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LUCY GAYHEART. Willa Cather. LUCY GAYHEART.
New York: Knopf, 1935. First edition. Number 404 of 749 SIGNED, numbered copies. Blue cloth spine faded to tan, otherwise near fine in original, correspondingly numbered (albeit faintly), paper-covered slipcase which is lightly aged but still very good. Lacking the dust jacket. This copy with Plimpton Press page proof for pages 181 to 183 showing a slight variation in text on p.183:6-10 which, in this version reads, "Late in the afternoon" at the beginning of line 6; "But Lucy did not feel tired" line 9; and "excitement and the feeling of wonder" line 10 (versus "But late in the afternoon"; "Lucy did not feel tired"; and "excitement, and with the feeling of wonder" in the published version). Proof page measures 7 x 25", is labeled at the top "THE PLIMPTON PRESS / DATE [no date written in] / DUPLICATE PROOFS / Do not contain Proofreader's Marks / PLEASE HOLD," has "Duplicate page" handwritten at the top, and "F Y 5" printed above page 181.

[Book #53725]       Price: $350.00
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SHADOWS ON THE ROCK. Willa Cather. SHADOWS ON THE ROCK.
New York: Knopf, 1931. First edition. Less fading than usual on the spine, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine faded from pale green to tan but red lettering still clear; and shallow chip and horizontal tear to head of spine. Old photo copy of publisher's announcement laid in.

[Book #29420]       Price: $200.00
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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Willa Cather. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co. (1914). First edition of Willa Cather's ghostwritten account of S.S. McClure's rise from his Northern Ireland childhood to founder of McClure's Magazine. First printing with "September 1914" on copyright page (the second printing, due to a printer's error, is dated "May 1914"). Second issue, with corrected p.239 tipped in [Crane A7a]. Spine ends a little tender, minor cover wear, and gilt stamping on spine faded, otherwise very good to fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #21225]       Price: $100.00
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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #54624]       Price: $100.00
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ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems. Nathan Cervo. ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems.
Amherst, MA: Rat & Mole Press, (1973). First edition. Gray stapled paperwraps lettered in black on front, Near fine.

[Book #51288]       Price: $35.00
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THE ACID NIGHTMARE. M. E. Chaber. THE ACID NIGHTMARE.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1967). First edition. Very good with top front corners slightly bumped; in a very good dust jacket with some shelfwear on the edes and one small closed tear to the back.

[Book #50254]       Price: $60.00
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WONDER BOYS. Michael Chabon. WONDER BOYS.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. First edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." An advance reader's edition in printed paperwraps. SIGNED by the author on the title page with quote, "The empty Sundays of his life---." Fine. SIGNED WITH QUOTE FROM BOOK.

[Book #46672]       Price: $125.00
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THE SHOOTING MAN'S ENGLAND. Patrick Chalmers. THE SHOOTING MAN'S ENGLAND.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincot Co. [1936]. First U.S. edition from English sheets. Englishmen look back over their lives and remember field sports and games. Edited by Chalmers. Fine in dust jacket with spine darkened and minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #42232]       Price: $100.00
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DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. Whitman Chambers. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS.
New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with shadow from old tape repair to base of rear panel.

[Book #54757]       Price: $150.00
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APG 124.3 (2004). Raymond Chandler. APG 124.3 (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 #22755]       Price: $9.00
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THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery. Raymond Chandler. THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1947]. First edition thus, a photoplay edition with scenes from the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery on jacket panels and flaps. Crease to front cover of book (board bent then straightened) otherwise would be very good or better with bookplate on front endpaper, in good to very good dust jacket with rubbed creasing to edges, shallow chipping, rubbing and few tears, and upper portion of spine fading.

[Book #53177]       Price: $150.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Raymond Chandler. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
(La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white paper with return address of the small cottage rented by Chandler near the end of his life at 824 Prospect Street in La Jolla. A short but quite interesting letter mentioning Kay West (who was briefly the main beneficiary of his will; the will itself (which was contested after his death); the Bahama company he formed on Gilbert's advice (presumably to ameliorate his British tax issues); and his desire to again become a resident of Great Britain. The letter closes with, "Please pour some oil on this [sic] troubled waters. Yours affectionately, Ray." Creased where folded to thirds for mailing otherwise fine. "YOURS AFFFECTIONATELY, RAY"

[Book #54900]       Price: $3,500.00
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APG 135.2 (2004). Leslie Charteris. APG 135.2 (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 #22756]       Price: $11.25
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PATAGONIA REVISITED. Bruce Chatwin, , Paul Theroux. PATAGONIA REVISITED.
Kyffin Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1986. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. SIGNED BY PAUL THEROUX at the National Book Festival in 2008, with event cards laid in. Faint foxing to page top edges, still fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49065]       Price: $125.00
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