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MARA AND THE PRIEST. Lorenzo D'Agostino. MARA AND THE PRIEST.
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, (1975). First edition. SIGNED on front free endpaper. Endpapers lightly offset, corner of front free endpaper clipped, sticker residue on front pastedown and small spot on page fore edges, otherwise about fine in very bright dust jacket with light edge wear.

[Book #37449]       Price: $50.00
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THE CHANNEL ISLANDS: A Guide to Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Alderney, Etc. Frank Fether Dally. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS: A Guide to Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Alderney, Etc.
London: Edward Stanford, 1860. Second edition. Folding map of the environs pasted inside front cover. A guide "For Visitors and Residents....With Notes on Their History, Geology, Climate, Health and Disease, Farming, Gardening, Indigenous Vegetation, and Laws." Decoratively blind-stamped, flexible, gray cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine. Good to very good with covers soiled and a little edge worn.

[Book #52641]       Price: $200.00
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THE GEOLOGICAL STORY BRIEFLY TOLD: An Introduction to Geology. James D. Dana. THE GEOLOGICAL STORY BRIEFLY TOLD: An Introduction to Geology.
New York: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, and Co. (1875). First edition. Profusely illustrated with line drawings in the text. Intended for "the General Reader and for Beginners in the Science." Name, light offset from few items previously laid in, otherwise better than very good with gilt decorations bright.

[Book #50133]       Price: $60.00
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A LETTER OF CHARLES DARWIN: About the Preparations for the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831. Charles Darwin. A LETTER OF CHARLES DARWIN: About the Preparations for the Voyage of the Beagle, 1831.
Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1971. Facsimile of the letter, with typescript and explanation. Printed at the Stinehour Press for the Friends of the Library. Large, stapled paperwraps with cover serving as title page. Fine in original mailing envelope which shows light wear.

[Book #48007]       Price: $45.00
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THE MAIN CORPSE. Diane Mott Davidson. THE MAIN CORPSE.
New York: Bantam Books, (1996). First edition. Postcard laid in, SIGNED in full by author. Contents about book collecting and sources, over 100 words. Fine in dust jacket.

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APG 137.3 (2004). Robertson Davies. APG 137.3 (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 #22777]       Price: $12.00
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THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS. Robertson Davies. THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS.
(New York): Viking, (1989). First U.S. edition. Third volume in his "Francis Cornish" series. Uncorrected proof, fine in cream-colored, printed paperwraps. Publication date "1/89" handwritten on front cover but with copyright page dated 1988. Few minor edge bumps, otherwise fine.

[Book #29834]       Price: $100.00
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MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS. Robertson Davies. MURTHER & WALKING SPIRITS.
No-place: no-publisher, (1991). First edition. Manuscript page proofs; 357 pages, unbound. 8 x 11" sheets printed on rectos only. We assume this is a copy of the first version submitted. Wear to first and last leaves otherwise near fine.

[Book #54943]       Price: $100.00
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THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS. Robertson Davies. THE TABLE TALK OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS.
Toronto: Clark, Irwin & Co. 1949. First edition. His continuation of DIARY OF SAMUEL MARCHBANKS, with decorations by Clair Stewart. Fine in maroon, first-issue cloth and a bright dust jacket, with only the barest signs of use.

[Book #45488]       Price: $250.00
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WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE. Robertson Davies. WHAT'S BRED IN THE BONE.
New York: Viking, 1985. First edition. Near fine uncorrected proof in slightly soiled paperwraps.

[Book #38083]       Price: $60.00
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REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II. Jefferson Davis, John G. Parke E. G. Beckwith. REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN: Volume II.
Washington: A.O.P. Nicholson, Printer, 1855. First edition, House of Representatives issue. Single volume from a multi-volume set. VOLUME II ONLY. Includes the reports of Lieutenants E. G. Beckwith and John G. Parke; Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Emory; Brevit Captain John Pope, et al. Illustrated with 13 lithographs, all but one colored, most by John M. Stanley; numerous full-page botanical prints and several full-page geological ones; 2 folding geological maps of the "Red River to Rio Grande"; plus charts, graphs and insets. Quarto, marbled paper boards, rebacked in gray linen with red cloth label stamped in gilt, "Railway Survey | Volume II"; fresh endpapers added, Some spotting, few small stains, altogether very good in custom red cloth slipcase.

[Book #54944]       Price: $450.00
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THE LION AND THE UNICORN. Richard Harding Davis. THE LION AND THE UNICORN.
H. C. Christy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First edition. Six full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, by Howard Chandler Christy tipped in. Small 8vo green cloth boards stamped in gilt, red, and dark green on front and spine. About very good with old damp stain along upper and outside edge of rear board, rumple to head of spine but boards crisp and stamping bright.

[Book #55004]       Price: $50.00
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SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE. Richard Harding Davis. SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE.
C. D. Gibson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. First edition of his most financially successful book. Six full-page illustrations including the frontispiece by C. D. Gibson and with full-length "Gibson Girl" on front cover. Dark yellow cloth stamped in dark blue and gilt on front and dark blue on spine. About very good with boards relatively bright but spine tanned and spine lettering a little rubbed. [Quinby 14, BAL 4525].

[Book #54998]       Price: $75.00
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ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: A Biographical Dictionary. Doris Ostrander Dawdy. ARTISTS OF THE AMERICAN WEST: A Biographical Dictionary.
Chicago: Sage Books / Swallow Press, (1974). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author. An excellent reference to prominent Western artists. Near fine in very good dust jacket.

[Book #47323]       Price: $50.00
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FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL. Lal Behari Day, Warwick Goble. FOLK-TALES OF BENGAL.
Goble, Warwick. London: Macmillan and Co, 1912. First of this edition with the Goble illustrations. Traditional folk-tales, collected and translated by Day; originally published in 1883. Wonderful illustrations by Goble with 32 colour plates with captions on facing pages. Beautifully bound by Baynton in half burgundy morocco and boards with gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Marbled endpapers, 274 pages, top edge gilt. Fine. BAYNTON BINDING.

[Book #46586]       Price: $450.00
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A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER. Louis de Bernieres. A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER..
London: Harvell Secker, (2008). First edition, limited issue. Number 54 of 100 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #49474]       Price: $200.00
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SENOR VIVO AND THE COCA LORD. Louis de Bernieres. SENOR VIVO AND THE COCA LORD.
London: Secker & Warburg, (1991). First edition of the critically acclaimed author's second book. SIGNED and dated 1991 on title page, Small name at top of blue endpaper and date on verso; acidic paper a little browned, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #49452]       Price: $150.00
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THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS. Louis de Bernieres. THE WAR OF DON EMMANUEL'S NETHER PARTS.
London: Secker & Warburg, (1990). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED in year of publication. Usual tanning to the pages, paper thinned where erasure at head of half-title page, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with inconspicuous imperfection in finish.

[Book #49453]       Price: $250.00
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THE FOURPOSTER. Jan de Hartog. THE FOURPOSTER.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Illustrated with a photograph of the stage production starring the very young Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Directed by Jose Ferrer and 1952 winner of the Tony Award for best play. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, minor edgewear and inconspicuous 1 1/2" splits in both flap folds. Scarce.

[Book #33080]       Price: $100.00
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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD. Walter de la Mare. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. First illustrated edition of his first book, published under the name Walter Ramal in 1902. One of 310 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Estella Canziani. Printed on hand-made paper and bound with vellum spine and boards. Spine a little soiled, corners bumped and spine ends have a few chips, otherwise very good condition.

[Book #26112]       Price: $125.00
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THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. Walter De la Mare. THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS.
London: Duckworth & Co. 1910 [circa 1918]. Later printing or issue, dated 1910 but with last book in publisher's ads at rear not published until 1918. Green cloth boards stamped in black; matching heavy paper dust jacket. An animal fable of three royal monkeys who travel to find their missing father and find adventure along the way. Ownership signatures of the poet John Freeman, a close friend of de la Mare's, and the cartoonist Claude Smith (under the jacket flap). Hint of foxing still quite fine in equally fine dust jacket.

[Book #41701]       Price: $250.00
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DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE. Walter. Whistler de la Mare, Rex. DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London/New York: Faber & Faber/Fountain Press, 1930. First edition. One of 650 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Rex Whistler (but not signed by him). Corners just a little rubbed and spine slightly faded, otherwise fine. Three-color, full-page drawing on front endpaper of a gentleman in an easy chair smoking a pipe--an elaborate Christmas greeting which reads, "Seasons Greetings for Sam Brown from S. N. Jenks and E. E. Moore, Dec. 25th, 1938." Both endpapers are offset, but the drawing is very nice (although we couldn't find any information on the "artists").

[Book #32694]       Price: $100.00
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WHITEOAKS. Mazo de la Roche. WHITEOAKS.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. First edition. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) and bottom edge of rear board slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping and a few closed tears. This was de la Roche's first full-length play and was based on her best-selling book, WHITEOAKS OF JALNA.

[Book #33013]       Price: $50.00
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THE PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES. Comte C. de Saint-Germain. THE PRACTICE OF PALMISTRY FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES.
Chicago: Laird & Lee, (1897). First edition. Introduction by Adrien Adolphe Desbarrolles. Two volumes. "Over 1100 illustrations," though we didn't count them. Three-quarter red leather with red cloth boards. All edges gilt. Spine ends chipped and frayed and spine edges worn. Appears hinges were glued at some point. Still a presentable binding with attractive patterned endpapers and the inside is fine (clear and clean). Seemingly scarce if not rare, and certainly interesting.

[Book #52724]       Price: $350.00
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THE WONDERS OF LOURDES. Mgr. Sadlier de Segur, Anna T. THE WONDERS OF LOURDES.
New York: D. & J. Sadlier & Co. 1874. First U.S. edition. Translated by Sadlier. 249 pages, small (4 1/4 x 6"), dark blue cloth with blind stamped designs and picture of Our Lady of Lourdes in gilt on front cover, gilt lettered spine. Remnants of bookplate on front pastedown, edges show wear but still a very good, bright copy of a scarce book.

[Book #39837]       Price: $100.00
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