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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: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1901. Second printing, the first was in 1898. His first novel, curiously, about whites. Grayish-tan cover with decorations and lettering in pale blue outlined in black. Very nice, clean copy with only a few specks of foxing and the barest wear on corners.

[Book #40598]       Price: $125.00
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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 edition. With 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 dust jacket.

[Book #51973]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #51972]       Price: $100.00
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BALTHAZAR. Lawrence Durrell. BALTHAZAR.
London: Faber and Faber, (1958). First edition. The second book in the criticaly acclaimed Alexandria Quartet. Spine a little shaken, otherwise near fine in very good dust or better dust jacket with front panel and spine toned and few small nicks and short tears.

[Book #53718]       Price: $250.00
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THE BLACK BOOK. Lawrence Durrell. THE BLACK BOOK.
New York: Dutton, 1960. First American edition. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936 when he was just 24. Scarce, advance review copy comprised of loose signatures (i.e., unbound pages from the book) in dust jacket with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Nice bright jacket with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #51983]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #53325]       Price: $75.00
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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." Center page gathering darker than rest, very light rubbing at head and tail of spine, otherwise near fine to fine. In dust jacket with interior damp stain (not visible on exterior), tiny scrape (not affecting lettering), touch of soiling to white back panel, and slight sunning, chips and few rubs along edges.

[Book #48506]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #51819]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #33408]       Price: $50.00
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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, pencilled name on front endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. The first edition seems to be scarce.

[Book #52462]       Price: $300.00
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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.
[Book #22788]       Price: $1.50
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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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THE HAB THEORY. Allan W. Eckert. THE HAB THEORY.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1976). First edition. Two small spots on top page edges, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with a few closed edge tears and light soiling. An attractive copy of the author's first science fiction book.

[Book #30437]       Price: $100.00
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THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL. Umberto Eco, illustrator, Eugenio Carmi. THE BOMB AND THE GENERAL.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1989). First U.S. edition. Children's book with illustrations by Carmi. Translated by William Weaver. INSCRIBED WITH A QUOTE on half-title page by Eco with the classic opening phrase, "Once upon a time." Short remainder line on bottom page edge, tucked up against spine, otherwise bright and fine in bright, fine dust jacket. ONCE UPON A TIME.

[Book #50129]       Price: $400.00
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RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS. Sir Arthur Eddington. RELATIVITY THEORY OF PROTONS AND ELECTRONS.
Cambridge: University Press, 1936. First edition. Small name on front endpaper. Light wear otherwise about very good with light offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket, if issued with one.

[Book #52355]       Price: $100.00
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RANEY. Clyde Edgerton. RANEY.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1985. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by Edgerton on the title page.

[Book #29186]       Price: $175.00
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DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK. Walter D. Edmonds. DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1936. First edition. Near fine with chip to bottom corner pp.33/4 but otherwise only minor wear. Spine still bright, unusual thus. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51223]       Price: $75.00
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PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY AND LOGIC, In Their Pursuits Through LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON. Pierce Egan, illustrator Robert Cruikshank. PIERCE EGAN'S FINISH TO THE ADVENTURES OF TOM, JERRY AND LOGIC, In Their Pursuits Through LIFE IN AND OUT OF LONDON.
London: John Camden Hotten, no-date [circa 1869]. An early edition, not the first, but with the 36 colored plates by Cruikshank. Freshly re-bound in marbled boards with red leather spine ruled in gold; black leather spine label lettered in gold; top edge gilt. "Life in London" was a monthly satiric journal written by Egan and published by Hotten with illustrations by Cruikshank. The first edition of "Life in London or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, esq., and his elegant friend, Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis" appeared on 15 July, 1821. British plays based on Egan's characters launched a "Tom & Jerry" craze here and, in name at least, the "Tom & Jerry" cartoon characters. Fine.

[Book #49876]       Price: $750.00
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