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PICTURES OF ENGLISH SOCIETY. George Du Maurier. PICTURES OF ENGLISH SOCIETY.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1884. First U.S edition. Cartoons and captions from "Punch Magazine" by George du Maurier, novelist and social commentator. The Punch website calls his work "a treasure trove of detailed Victorian fashions and drawing rooms, tastes, ettiquette and foibles" and "particularly good at revealing the pretensions and tensions of the 19th century." Plain paperwraps with tan, printed jacket folded on, as issued. Gift inscription from "R.W.F." to David Greene Haskins, a cousin and confident of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Paper cover darkened, lightly edge nicked and with clear tape to length of spine, otherwise about very good.

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HAWAII AND IT'S RACE PROBLEMS. William Atherton Du Puy. HAWAII AND IT'S RACE PROBLEMS.
Washington, DC: Department of the Interior, 1932. First editon. Includes the evolution of Hawaii, and today (1932), as well as scenic Hawaii, agriculture and the races, whites, Hawaiians, Chinese, Portugues, Japanese and Filipinos, which is good. Some minor darkening on pastedowns from glue bleed through, spine and top edges of book a bit darkened, otherwise very good with minor wear on spine ends and corners. Assumed review copy with three page "Memorandum for the press," laid in.

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GROWING UP IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY. Alfred Duggan. GROWING UP IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY.
Hodges, C. Walter. London: Faber and Faber, (1962). First edition. Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges. Near fine in bright dust jacket with just a touch of minor rubbing to spine ends.

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GROWING UP WITH THE NORMAN CONQUEST. Alfred Duggan. GROWING UP WITH THE NORMAN CONQUEST.
London: Faber and Faber, (1965). First edition. Fine in bright dust jacket with just a touch of minor edge rubbing.

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THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO. Alexandre Dumas. THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO.
M. Valentin. New York: Burgess, Stringer and Company, 1846. First U.S. edition. Two volumes in one, as issued, freshly re-bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards. This famous tale of revenge and retribution, of which the publisher said "his African blood is warm, and in his pages we accordingly discover the glowings of a heart gushing with feeling....," was inspired by Dumas' own Haitian-born father, an enslaved black man. Two editions were published in the U.S. in 1846; the other being in Boston. Though no known priority has been established, the bibliographies available to us (F.W. Reed, London: 1933 and Douglas Munro, New York: 1978) list only this one and we therefore believe it to be the first. Further, Reed's bibliography states an American reprint was issued the same year as the Burgess, Stringer edition, "but with plates so badly printed as to be almost caricatures of the original." Both the New York and Boston editions are based on the Chapman & Hall, London edition of the same year and include 12 of the 20 M. Valentin illustrations, as called for. [Rusty Mott of the bookselling firm Howard S. Mott, Inc., kindly pointed us to an 1847 ad in Marguerite Blessington's MARMADUKE HERBERT for this book; the ad states, "The work is published in one large Volume, likewise in two Volumes:--in either form it is sold at One Dollar, accompanied by Twelve splendid engravings"]. The Boston edition has appeared twice at auction (in 1940 & 1997). There are NO AUCTION OR SALE RECORDS of this New York edition and only a handful of copies in libraries worldwide making it AN ACTUAL RARE BOOK. Pages a little age-darkened and light foxing or staining, primarily to margins, throughout. Still textually good to very good with the binding being quite fine. A TRULY RARE BOOK.

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APG 200.0 (2007). Paul Laurence Dunbar. APG 200.0 (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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THE UNCALLED: A Novel. Paul Laurence Dunbar. THE UNCALLED: A Novel.
New York: International Association of Newspapers and Authors, 1901. Second edition or printing, presumably from the Dodd, Mead sheets, as their ads are bound in at end. His first novel, curiously, about whites. Grayish-tan cover with decorations and lettering in pale blue outlined in black. Few specks of foxing to covers and the barest wear on corners, otherwise bright and fine.

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WHERE YOUR HEART IS: The Story of Harvey Dunn, Artist. Harvey Dunn, Robert F. Karolevitz. WHERE YOUR HEART IS: The Story of Harvey Dunn, Artist.
(Aberdeen: North Plains Press, 1970). First edition. Dunn was an "artist's artist" and teacher, mentored by Howard Pyle, and contemporary and friend of N. C. Wyeth. Well-illustrated with color and black-and-white reproductions of the artist's works. Large, quarto-sized volume. Near fine in dust jacket.

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APG 174.1 (2011). John Dunning. APG 174.1 (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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THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel. John Dunning. THE BOOKMAN'S PROMISE. A Cliff Janeway Novel.
New York: Scribner, (2004). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Patsy, best regards. Sorry you missed the party. The fun began when the lights went out. John Dunning 4-3-04." With bookmark from the signing event (at Quill & Brush) laid in. The third book in the Cliff Janeway series by this award-winning writer. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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LOOKING FOR GINGER NORTH. John Dunning. LOOKING FOR GINGER NORTH.
New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, (1980). First edition. A paperback-original Edgar Award nominee. Small piece torn from top edge rear cover otherwise very good or better with light edge wear and creasing. From the author of the Nero Award-winning Cliff Janeway novel BOOKED TO DIE.

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DON RODRIGUEZ: CHRONICLES OF SHADOW VALLEY. Lord Dunsany. DON RODRIGUEZ: CHRONICLES OF SHADOW VALLEY.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1922. First edition. Published simultaneously in the UK. Very good to near fine with moderate shelf wear but spine less faded than usually seen. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE GODS OF PEGANA. Lord Dunsany. THE GODS OF PEGANA.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Co. [1916]. First U.S. edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrations by S. H. Sime. Very good with slight discoloration to the paper boards, edges lightly rubbed and spine ends gently bumped. Previous owner's identifying information on front endpaper. Lacking the very scarce dust jacket.

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THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER. Lord Dunsany. THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1916. First edition. Illustrated by S. H. Sime. About very good with spine showing wear but boards in nice shape, ink notation on front endpaper offset to pastedown, and some darkening of pages edges. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE FIFTH ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR: A Handlist of Exhibitors Introduced by Lawrence Durrell. Lawrence Durrell, , Harold Mortlake. THE FIFTH ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR: A Handlist of Exhibitors Introduced by Lawrence Durrell.
(London: Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, 1962). First edition. ABA exhibitor list for book fair at the National Book League in London held June 19-23, 1962. Pale gray stapled paperwraps; 3.5 x 8.25"; 9 pages. Three-page introduction by Durrell. "I once heard a loudly-dressed man in a bookshop say: 'I want four yards of books please. They must be red and not taller than eight inches.' This happened in 1932 but I can still reemember the expression on the faces of the other customers. They stared in horror at this airy, unconcerned cad, who contented himself by swinging a cane and adding inconsequentially: 'It's for my yacht'." Light creasing to one corner otherwise fine. From the collection of the illustrator Claude Smith with clasped envelope labeled in his hand and an unsigned typed note from famous Charing Cross Road booksellers Harold Mortlake & Co. ("We do not know if you are interested in Lawrence Durrell ...").

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THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea. Lawrence Durrell. THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive and Clea.
London: Faber and Faber, (1957-60). First edition of each of the four volumes comprising his most critically acclaimed work. JUSTINE shows light foxing to page edges but is otherwise near fine in very good or better dust jacket with slight toning to spine, light soiling and tanning and tiny chips at spine tips; BALTHAZAR shows faint spotting along inner hinges but is otherwise bright and fine in very good to near fine dust jacket slightly darkened on spine and toned on edges and with few tiny corner chips; MOUNTOLIVE shows light scattered foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise near fine in like dust jacket with touch of rubbing, slight tanning to spine and tips nicked; CLEA shows moderate foxing to endpapers most noticeably on front pastedown but is only lightly foxed on page edges, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with touch of light soiling and slightly sunned. Note: Ownership signature of "Harry Blackmer, Paris, 1960" on front pastesdown of CLEA. Presumably the same Blackmer in the 1932 Supreme Court decision that recognized a state's right to retain jurisdiction over its citizens abroad (Blackmer v. United States, 284 U.S. 421). Blackmer was found guilty of contempt for refusing to appear when subpoenaed as a witness for the U.S. in a criminal trial related to the Teapot Dome Scandal. Altogether a very good to near fine set. HIS MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WORK.

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THE BLACK BOOK. Lawrence Durrell. THE BLACK BOOK.
New York: Dutton, 1960. First U.S. edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Base of spine lightly bumped and short scratch to front board, otherwise near fine in near fine dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed and creased, as usually seen, and one tiny chip to head of spine.

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THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy). Lawrence Durrell. THE BLACK BOOK: (Advance review copy).
New York: Dutton, 1960. First U.S. edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Comprised of the unbound signatures (i.e., groups of pages) from the book laid into the trade dust jacket Fine in nice, bright jacket with just minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

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CLEA: A Novel. Lawrence Durrell. CLEA: A Novel.
London: Faber & Faber, (1960). First edition. Fourth novel in THE ALEXANDRIA QUARTET. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown under dust jacket flap otherwise crisp, clean and fine in lightly soiled, very good to near fine dust jacket very slightly tanned at spine and with few light stains and touch of minor edge wear including one small tear with internal tape repair.

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JUSTINE. Lawrence Durrell. JUSTINE.
New York: E. P. Dutton, Inc. 1957. First U.S. edition. The first volume in his "Alexandria Quartet." Very good with previous owner's name on front endpaper and two small nicks to the rear board, near the spine. Spine has been lightly rubbed. Inside clean. No dust jacket.

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STIFF UPPER LIP. Lawrence Durrell. STIFF UPPER LIP.
London: Faber and Faber, (1958). First edition. Proof copy in mottled green paperwraps printed in black on front and spine. Text block evidently printed on two different types of paper as the middle section of pages are stark white while the rest are tanned. Near fine.

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FOUR PLAYS. Friedrich Durrenmatt. FOUR PLAYS.
New York: Grove Press, Inc. (1965). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Contains a lecture by Durrenmatt entitled "Problems of the Theatre" and the plays "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi," "An Angel Comes to Babylon," "The Physicists" and "Romulus the Great." "Romulus the Great" was the basis for the Gore Vidal Broadway adaptation.

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LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING. W. A. Dwiggings. LAYOUT IN ADVERTISING.
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1928. First edition. Illustrated with line drawings throughout. Very good in patterned pictorial paper boards with gilt-lettered black cloth spine. Corners rubbed, small dampstain on front cover, spine sunned but still legible, penciled name on front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. The first edition seems to be scarce.

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APG 028.4 (2004). William Eastlake. APG 028.4 (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 BRONC PEOPLE. William Eastlake. THE BRONC PEOPLE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1958). First edition. His second book and the second book in his Checkerboard Trilogy, which is included in critic Larry McCaffery's "20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English Language Books of Fiction." Barest shelfwear still crisp and fine in like dust jacket.

[Book #50988]       Price: $125.00
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