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BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER? Peter De Vries. BUT WHO WAKES THE BUGLER?
Charles Addams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1940. First edition. A proof copy bound in pictorial wraps with the illustration from the eventual trade edition dust jacket. "With the compliments of Houghton Mifflin Company" slip laid in. Spine slightly cocked and front hinge just beginning to split, otherwise very good or better, especially for this fragile production. Great illustrations by Charles Addams.

[Book #40075]       Price: $950.00
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A MURDER OF CONVENIENCE. Robert George Dean. A MURDER OF CONVENIENCE.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1938. First edition. A Crime Club Selection featuring Tony Hunter. The usual offsets to front and rear endpapers (from the binding glue), cloth shows some wear, still good to very good in aged dust jacket with small chips on corners and spine ends. An acceptable copy of a scarce Crime Club title.

[Book #45326]       Price: $150.00
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THE LESSON OF HER DEATH. Jeffery Wilds Deaver. THE LESSON OF HER DEATH.
New York: Doubleday, (1993). First edition. His sixth book. Detective Bill McCord. Uncorrected proof in decorated wraps. Fine.

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THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP. Jeffery Deaver. THE DEVIL'S TEARDROP.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Advance reading copy, fine in colorful textured paperwraps.

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APG 212.0 (2007). Len Deighton. APG 212.0 (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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STORIES FROM EPOCH: The First Fifty Issues (1947-1964). Don DeLillo. STORIES FROM EPOCH: The First Fifty Issues (1947-1964).
Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, (1966). First edition. SIGNED BY DELILLO on the front endpaper. Includes his first book appearance, "Take the 'A' Train." Also includes Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, et al. Near fine in dust jacket slightly soiled on spine, with some rubbed creasing to spine ends, few tiny nicks, and short closed tears.

[Book #46578]       Price: $350.00
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APG 039.5 (2004). Don DeLillo. APG 039.5 (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.
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END ZONE. Don DeLillo. END ZONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his second book. Football as metaphor for nuclear war? Colored top page edges have few small marks, front page edges have a few small soiled spots, otherwise fine in black dust jacket with the black a little rubbed on corners and spine ends, which is normal, and two small pieces of tape behind the top and bottom of spine.

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END ZONE. Don DeLillo. END ZONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. First edition of his second book. Football as metaphor for nuclear war? Fine in dust jacket with the barest edgewear. Better than usual for this black dust jacket.

[Book #37714]       Price: $350.00
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GREAT JONES STREET. Don DeLillo. GREAT JONES STREET.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. First edition. His third book. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54456]       Price: $75.00
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THE NAMES. Don DeLillo. THE NAMES.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First edition. Lower corners gently bumped, still, bright and fine in like dust jacket.

[Book #54312]       Price: $50.00
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PLAYERS. Don DeLillo. PLAYERS.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with just a touch of edge rubbing and one tiny tear.

[Book #54661]       Price: $75.00
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KEPT WOMAN. Vina Delmar. KEPT WOMAN.
Arthur Hawkins. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1929). First edition. The story of a gin-buying, car-owning lady of leisure, a middle-class kept woman, set in New York. Some offset on endpapers from flaps, otherwise very good in Arthur Hawkins dust jacket with small chips on corners and spine ends and white rear panel a bit soiled. Still, a nice copy with a good, period illustration by Hawkins.

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ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR. G. V. Desani. ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. First U.S. edition, revised from the original 1948 UK edition. A cult novel considered by many a fine example of midcentury modernism. Few light creases to head of spine and touch of soiling to covers otherwise near fine; in dust jacket with red at spine toned to pink, edges lightly nicked and rubbed and few small tears, otherwise very good to near fine. In wrap-around band bearing quotes from T. S. Eliot et al declaring this work, Desani's first book, "remarkable." (Quarter-inch corner chip to band otherwise near fine).

[Book #54805]       Price: $200.00
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POETRY HANDBOOK: A Dictionary of Terms. Babette Deutsch. POETRY HANDBOOK: A Dictionary of Terms.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, (1957). First edition, assume a first printing as there is a "1" sitting by itself under the copyright notice. Some foxing to page edges and first few pages, otherwise near fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with lightly sunned spine and flap folds.

[Book #35748]       Price: $60.00
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TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES. Wm. P. Dewees. TREATISE ON THE DISEASES OF FEMALES.
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1826. First edition of the first American textbook of gynecology. Dewees was as Adjunct Professor of Mid-wifery at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on tumors, displacement of the uterus, prolapse of the uterus, milk abscess of the breast, et al. 557 pages including index and 12 full-page illustrations (2 folding) with explanations and 4 pages of ads at rear; plus one full-page illustration inserted following p.316. Some darkening around page edges and scattered staining throughout, lower corners of several rear plates stained otherwise internally aged but still relatively clean. Freshly rebound in gilt-decorated quarter leather with gilt-lettered leather label and marbled boards. Speert, America 127. Rutkow GY1. THE FIRST AMERICAN TEXTBOOK OF GYNECOLOGY.

[Book #51657]       Price: $950.00
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APG 138.3 (2004). Colin Dexter. APG 138.3 (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.
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THE INSIDE STORY. Colin Dexter. THE INSIDE STORY
(London): Pan Macmillan Ltd. (1993). First edition. An Inspector Morse mystery story commissioned by American Express. Includes a quiz on the story and a crossword puzzle. Pages tanned as usual otherwise fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #54768]       Price: $25.00
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SERVICE OF ALL THE DEAD. Colin Dexter. SERVICE OF ALL THE DEAD.
New York: St. Martins, (1979). First U. S. edition of his fourth book featuring Detective Chief Morse. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #54655]       Price: $100.00
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THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS An Inspector Morse Mystery. Colin Dexter. THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS An Inspector Morse Mystery.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1992). First U.S. edition. Winner of the Gold Dagger Award in England. Review copy with promotional material and review slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #27568]       Price: $45.00
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CHRIST IN CONCRETE. Pietro Di Donato. CHRIST IN CONCRETE.
New York: Bobb-Merrill Co. (1939). First edition. Di Donato (1911 - 1992), a writer and bricklayer, was best known for this novel, which recounts the life and times of his bricklayer father, Geremio, who was killed in 1923 in a building collapse. The book was hailed by critics in the U.S. and abroad as a metaphor for the immigrant experience in America [Wikipedia]. INSCRIBED to actress and radio pioneer, Gertrude Berg, "To dear Gertrude Berg -- whom I have enjoyed long before meeting. Salute! Peter di Donato Sept. 1, 1939." Gertrude Berg (1899 - 1966) was a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, screenwriter and producer. A pioneer of classic radio, she was one of the first women to create, write, produce and star in a long-running hit when she premiered her serial comedy-drama "The Rise of the Goldbergs" (1929), later known as "The Goldbergs" [Wiki]. Minor cover wear and spine lettering fading otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54409]       Price: $150.00
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BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: The First Edition; Privately Reprinted. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: The First Edition; Privately Reprinted.
[London]: The Club of Odd Sticks, 1864. A facsimile of the first edition originally published in 1809. The lone publication of the "Club of Odd Sticks," which seems to have been formed by Francis S. Hoffman and a few others solely to reprint Dibdin's book [Growell, American Book Clubs, 1897]. ONE OF ONLY 40 QUARTO COPIES (there were also 57 "royal octavo" copies). Three-quarter brown Morocco leather over marbled boards; with marbled endpapers and top edge gilt. An extremely "large paper" copy, i.e., with very large margins. This gentle spoof of book collectors and their idiosyncrasies purports to diagnose and to cure the disease and reportedly gave rise to the term "bibliomania." Penciled note at head of first blank designating this copy "Gift Estate of Nathaniel Paine, October 10, 1921." Presumably a gift to the American Antiquarian Society, as their stamp designating it sold is at rear ("Sold by AAS"). Tips a little rubbed and light stain to front board else near fine. DIAGNOSIS AND CURE?

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CELESTIAL SCENERY: Or, the Wonders of the Planetary System Displayed. Thomas Dick. CELESTIAL SCENERY: Or, the Wonders of the Planetary System Displayed.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1838. First edition. No. 83 in Harper's "Family Library" series. 422 pages including index, with 114 illustrations throughout, some full-page and some in the text; 2 pages of ads in front and 6 pages in back. Two names and dates (1838 and 1935). Original muslin-covered boards with spine missing and edges worn away, otherwise a very good, tight clean copy.

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THE HISTORY OF PICKWICK: An Account of Its Characters, Localities, Allusions and Illustrations. Charles Dickens, Percy Fitzgerald. THE HISTORY OF PICKWICK: An Account of Its Characters, Localities, Allusions and Illustrations.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1891. First edition. 365 pages including a bibliography of Pickwick. Pictorial gilt title on front and lettering on spine a little dull, otherwise very good to fine with minor edgewear and few small bumps.

[Book #34881]       Price: $100.00
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HARD TIMES. Charles Dickens. HARD TIMES.
H. French. New York: Appleton/Chapman and Hall, [circa 1880's]. First of this edition, which is less common then the Harper edition. Appleton appears as the publisher on the pictorial cover, but this issue is bound with English sheets and an undated Chapman title page. Illustrated by H. French. Bright gilt on front cover with some wear on spine ends, back cover, and corners, altogether about very good.

[Book #50087]       Price: $100.00
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