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NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH. James Branch Cabell. NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH.
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. First edition. Notes on symbolism in Cabell's FIGURES OF EARTH, by John Philips Cranwell and James P. Cover. One of 865 numbered copies. Fine in original glassine dust jacket. Includes broken publisher's slipcase with top missing.

[Book #30955]       Price: $50.00
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POOR JACK: A Play in One Act. James Branch Cabell. POOR JACK: A Play in One Act.
Richmond: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. The Cabell forgery, adapted from his "Love Letters of Falstaff." Cabell denied knowledge of this piracy, which he called "a forgery sadly bungled." But reportedly it was produced as a spoof perpetrated and published by Ben Abramson of the Argus Book Shop with Cabell's consent. Fine in tan paperwraps.

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GIDEON'S BAND: A Tale of the Mississippi. George W. Cable. GIDEON'S BAND: A Tale of the Mississippi.
F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First edition. Four lovely tissue-protected color plates tipped in. Near fine, lacking dust jacket.

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THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY. Abraham Cahan. THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1917). First edition. Good condition with cloth binding lightly rubbed and soiled. Spine faded and spine ends and the bottom corner of the front board bumped slightly. Rear endpapers have offset. Endpaper split at front hinge. Inside clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51855]       Price: $60.00
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APG 210.0 (2007). James M. Cain. APG 210.0 (2007) 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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GALATEA. James M. Cain. GALATEA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Near fine with two tiny specks of soiling along the hinge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with one 1/4" chip to the top of the spine and otherwise minor wear to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51508]       Price: $500.00
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THE MOTH. James M. Cain. THE MOTH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly tanned dust jacket with just two shallow chips to head of spine and one to the top right corner. A very nice copy.

[Book #51488]       Price: $200.00
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OUR GOVERNMENT. James M. Cain. OUR GOVERNMENT.
New York: Knopf, 1930. First edition. The hard-boiled mystery writer's first regularly published book, essays of sorts in a series of imagined dialogues on the workings and non-workings of government. Octavo gray cloth boards stamped in black (or perhaps dark blue) on front and spine, publisher's logo blindstamped on back board; in first-issue dust jacket with dollar sign on front. Top edge stain faded and lightly foxed otherwise near fine in good or better dust jacket with toning, moderate chipping, some soiling and general wear, A scarce book, scarcer still in any jacket much less this first-issue one.

[Book #54059]       Price: $750.00
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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

[Book #51509]       Price: $400.00
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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE. James M. Cain. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1934). Reprint edition. A movie edition with stills from the movie, including ones of Lana Turner and John Garfield on front and back jacket covers. Book is about very good in a dust jacket worn on edges, with some closed tears and spine fading.

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SERENADE. James M. Cain. SERENADE.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937. First edition. His second novel. An American opera singer retreats south of the border after losing his voice and returns years later with a Mexican prostitute. "There are tenderness and beauty in the book, and also murder and vice. The arts of the film, the opera, and the bullfight are in it, and an incredible understanding of the strange nature of the human animal." -- from the jacket flap. Remarkably bright and fine in very good dust jacket with spine tanned, shallow chipping, few small tears, one tiny inconspicuous hole, and one-inch split in rear flap fold.

[Book #53992]       Price: $450.00
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POOR FOOL. Erskine Caldwell. POOR FOOL.
New York: Rariora Press, 1930. First edition of his second book. One of 1,000 numbered copies; illustrated by Alexander Couard. Blue buckram boards lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Spine very slightly sunned, much less than usual, otherwise very good to fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #25904]       Price: $100.00
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TENANT FARMER. Erskine Caldwell. TENANT FARMER.
New York: Phalanx Press, (1935). First edition. First separate appearance; originally appeared in his SOME AMERICAN PEOPLE (McBride, 1935) as "Southern Tenant Farmer." Stapled, green paperwraps printed in red. Touch of minor wear, still fine.

[Book #52972]       Price: $75.00
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THIS VERY EARTH. Erskine Caldwell. THIS VERY EARTH.
New York: Duell , Sloan and Pierce, (1948). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with cover art bright and the barest wear to edges.

[Book #40568]       Price: $150.00
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HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents. MM. Callery, and Yvan. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. First U.S. edition. Translated from the French "with a supplementary chapter, narrating the most recent events" by John Oxenford. Dark (green?) cloth boards decoratively blind stamped on covers and with gilt lettering on spine. Tissue map--a facsimile of a Chinese map of the course of the insurrection--roughly detached but laid in. Ex-library copy with label on front cover and another front pastedown. Otherwise, good to very good with endpapers darkened due to binding glue and scattered foxing throughout.

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. Peter Cameron. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
New York: Harper & Row, (1986). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #29701]       Price: $60.00
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THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series). Henry Seidel Canby, illustrator, Andrew Wyeth. THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series).
Andrew Wyeth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First edition, limited issue. Number 25 of 650 copies in the "special Delaware edition ... printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop" SIGNED BY CANBY AND WYETH. Very good or better with light edge wear and spine slightly faded; in like dust jacket with internal paper-tape repair/reinforcement to spine ends and corners. Scarce in dust jacket. SIGNED BY BOTH MEN.

[Book #53698]       Price: $400.00
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PLAYS OF THE IRISH RENAISSANCE. Curtis Canfield. PLAYS OF THE IRISH RENAISSANCE.
New York: Ives Washburn, 1929. First edition. Very good with fading and rubbing to the spine ends and a faint spot of soiling to the back board, previous owner's name on first free endpaper, but otherwise minimal wear. In a very good dust jacket: spine is tanned and has shallow chips at ends, there are a few slight chips along the top edge of the back of the jacket, and a more noticeable one at the left corner.

[Book #51194]       Price: $45.00
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ROUGH-HEWN, Dorothy Canfield. ROUGH-HEWN,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1922. First edition. An American girl is taken to France to be raised, while the partner she is destined to marry remains in the States. "Americans will be fascinated to read of French home life, the old Basque woman, who tries to teach insinuation and deception and her brilliant and cynical music teacher." (blurb) Fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and one small closed tear at the bottom of a fold, backed with clear archival tape. Ad for Lewis's BABBITT on back flap. A very nice copy.

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BLUE RIVER: Advance reading copy & signed trade edition in dust jacket. Ethan Canin. BLUE RIVER: Advance reading copy & signed trade edition in dust jacket.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. First edition. His second book. Two volumes -- advance reading copy in pictorial paperwraps and SIGNED first printing in dust jacket. Both are fine.

[Book #34461]       Price: $30.00
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THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA. Jay Cantor. THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition. Nice inscription to Hugh Kenner on front endpaper. Apparently the author had been a student of his. Light soiling on tips of page edges else fine. In fine dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing.

[Book #28277]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY. Karel Capek. THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY.
New York: Macmilllan Company, 1940. First U.S. edition. Translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall. The novel describes the two or three days of rescue work in a mine after an explosion. Tiny string pull on spine and vertical offsets near hinges, otherwise fine in very good to near dust jacket with spine slightly tanned, a touch of spotting to one corner rear panel, few small rubbed chips and tears, and spine folds internally reinforced with archival tape.

[Book #54444]       Price: $250.00
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HORDUBAL. Karel Capek. HORDUBAL.
London: George Allen & Unwin, (1934). First edition. Translated from the Czech by M. and R. Weatherall. "A serious, almost tragic, study of Slavonic peasant life" (dust jacket) in which Jurai Hordubal returns home after 8 years working in America to a life turned upside down and is eventually murdered by his wife's lover. Tragic indeed. Near fine with short, narrow rub to green top edge stain and light foxing to page edges and rear endpaper. In good to very good price-clipped dust jacket spine ends and corners a bit chipped and rubbed.

[Book #54001]       Price: $150.00
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KRAKATIT. Karel Capek. KRAKATIT.
New York: Macmillan, 1925. First edition. Translated from the Czech by Lawrence Hyde. The story of an engineer who discovers "Krakatit" -- an explosive powerful enough to destroy the world. Bright and nearly fine with barest wear and one small stain to page fore edge. In dust jacket with corners clipped but "$2.50" price still present, as usually seen. Jacket is lightly chipped, has two internal tape repairs (thin strip of paper tape and small piece of clear tape), and is somewhat skinned on rear panel but otherwise bright and very good.

[Book #53967]       Price: $500.00
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POWER AND GLORY: A Drama in Three Acts. Karel Capek. POWER AND GLORY: A Drama in Three Acts.
London: George Allen & Unwin, (1938). First edition. Translated from the Czech by Paul Selver and Ralph Neale. Old glue stain on rear pastedown otherwise near fine. In price-clipped dust jacket, about very good with spine tanned but lettering still bright and a few relatively small chips and tears. Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #54003]       Price: $50.00
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