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THE CASE OF THE CRYING SWALLOW And Other Stories. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE CRYING SWALLOW And Other Stories.
London: Heinemann, (1974). First UK edition. Also includes "The Candy Kid," "The Vanishing Corpse," and "The Affair of the Reluctant Witness." Few small dents to rear panel of jacket and rear board otherwise both the book and dust jacket are bright and fine.

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THE CASE OF THE HORRIFIED HEIRS A Perry Mason Mystery. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE HORRIFIED HEIRS A Perry Mason Mystery.
New York: William Morrow and Company, (1964). First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.

[Book #27589]       Price: $60.00
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THE CASE OF THE SHOPLIFTER'S SHOE. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE SHOPLIFTER'S SHOE.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938. First edition. Spine somewhat cocked, otherwise about very good with light rubbing to the cover, endpapers showing a small amount of offset along the edges. In facsimile dust jacket.

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THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1940. First edition. A Perry Mason mystery. Tiny bumps to top front corners, otherwise fine in bright fine dust jacket with barest rubbing to tips.

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THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP: A Perry Mason Story. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE CASE OF THE STUTTERING BISHOP: A Perry Mason Story.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1936. First edition. Endpapers lightly offset near hinge and small name stamp on front pastedown, otherwise fine in dust jacket with very light rubbing, light edgewear and some chipping to spine ends and tips (not affecting any lettering). A bright, attractive copy of a scarce book. SCARCE PERRY MASON.

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THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE. Erle Stanley Gardner. THE D.A. COOKS A GOOSE.
New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc. 1942. First edition. Very good or better with top page edges slightly foxed and offset to endpapers. Lacking dust jacket. An early work by the author of the Perry Mason series.

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GRENDEL. John Gardner, Champlin. GRENDEL.
New York: Knopf, 1971. First edition. The "true story" of Beowulf, as told from the perspective of the monster. One of the author's more desirable titles. Fine in dust jacket with spine slightly faded (from orange to peach, lettering still bright).

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ON MORAL FICTION. John Gardner, Champlin. ON MORAL FICTION.
New York: Basic Books, (1978). First edition. The author's goal, he felt, was to take moral stands, especially on social issues, which he felt his peers weren't doing, thus endearing him to many of them. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Review slip laid in, indicating publication date of April 19, 1978.

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THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHAUCER. John Gardner. THE LIFE & TIMES OF CHAUCER.
Wolf, J. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. First edition. Ornaments by J. Wolf. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, beautiful copy that looks new.

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VLEMK: The Box-Painter. John Gardner. VLEMK: The Box-Painter.
Northridge: Lord John Press, 1979. First edition. There were 300 SIGNED, numbered copies and 100 which also included an original drawing by the author. This copy states, "This is a presentation copy," is signed by Gardner and has a drawing of Vlemk on blank before colophon page drawn and initialled by Gardner. Fine in dust jacket with slight edge wear, one tiny closed tear and minor chipping on corners.

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"The Man on the Cliff": In Bestseller Mystery Magazine. Andrew Garve. "The Man on the Cliff": In Bestseller Mystery Magazine.
New York: Mercury Press Inc. 1959. First edition. Bestseller Mystery Magazine, May 1959, Vol. 1, No. 6, Whole No. 215. Features the story "The Man on the Cliff," by Andrew Garve, an abridgement of "Riddle of Samson." Near fine in blue, printed paperwraps with previous owner's identification faintly stamped on the inside of the cover and Table of Contents page. Inside of cover also has light offset and there is a minor amount of wear to the top of the spine.

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STREETWALKER. Jonathan Gash. STREETWALKER.
New York: Viking Press, 1960. First American edition. Written anonymously and attributed to Jonathan Gash. If so, his first book. The view from the prostitute's vantage. Fine in dust jacket.

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APG 033.4 (2004). William H. Gass. APG 033.4 (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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HABITATIONS OF THE WORD Essays. William H. Gass. HABITATIONS OF THE WORD Essays.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. Personal copy of author Doris Grumbach with her intitials on front endpaper. Review copy with slip and publicity letter laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

[Book #29465]       Price: $60.00
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IN THE HEART OF THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY: And Other Stories. William H. Gass. IN THE HEART OF THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition of author's second book. Collection of five stories includes the title story plus "The Pedersen Kid," "Mrs. Mean," "Icicles," and "Order of Insects." Minor spine crimps, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dust jacket folded onto the book slightly off-center. Jacket shows light tanning to spine lettering and the barest nicks to spine ends and corners.

[Book #49138]       Price: $100.00
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ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry. William H. Gass. ON BEING BLUE A Philosophical Inquiry.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1975). First ediiton. One of 225 numbered copies SIGNED by Gass and Godine. Fine in dust jacket in slipcase. Author Doris Grumbach's personal copy with her initials on the front endpaper and the half-title page.

[Book #29306]       Price: $150.00
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THE BLACK PIRATE. MacBurney Gates. THE BLACK PIRATE.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). First edition. A "Photoplay" edition, illustrated with colored plates after the scenes in the movie starring Douglas Fairbanks and with a montage of black-and-white movie stills on rear panel of the dust jacket. Red cloth boards stamped in black; 12 pages of ads at rear. Few tiny holes to front spine gutter, marginal spotting to plates and opposing pages, otherwise about very good with spine slightly shaken; in like dust jacket with marginal chipping to spine ends and corners and spine slightly tanned and rubbed.

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A WOMAN IN CHINA. Mary Gaunt. A WOMAN IN CHINA.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [circa 1910's]. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with 65 photographic plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on front and gilt-lettered spine. Good only with flaking to cloth (appears to be old insect damage), cloth at head of spine quite frayed and frontispiece nicked on top edge but interior clean and bright.

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BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. Leonard Gershe. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE.
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Basis for the film starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Eillen Heckart won an Academy Award for her supporting role in the film. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near fine with a small bookstore stamp on front pastedown in a bright dust jacket with light soiling and one tiny closed nick on front flap edge.

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ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers. John A. Getty. ELEMENTS OF RHETORIC: Exhibiting a Methodical Arrangement of all the Important Ideas of the Ancient and Modern Rhetorical Writers.
Philadelphia: E. Littell, 1831. First edition. "Designed for the use of Colleges, Academies, and Schools." Tan cloth boards, leather spine label with gilt lettering and rule. Good only with covers soiled and spine label worn (but still somewhat legible), front free endpaper lacking, damp stains, pencil notations, etc.

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PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers. Robert Giard. PARTICULAR VOICES: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers.
Cambridge: MIT Press, (1997). First edition. Foreword by Julia VanHaaften. Short essays and full-page pictures of about 180 writers including Allen Ginsberg, Quentin Crisp, Edmund White, Doris Grumbach, Jonathan Williams, et al. Short tear in front endpaper at hinge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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ELLEN FOSTER. Kaye Gibbons. ELLEN FOSTER.
Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1987. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket.

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ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON. Kaye Gibbons. ON THE OCCASION OF MY LAST AFTERNOON.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1998). First edition. INSCRIBED with the quote, "Underneath the spready sycamore" and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in dust jacket.

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BIRD LIFE AT THE POLE. Wolcott Gibbs. BIRD LIFE AT THE POLE.
New York: William Morow & Co. 1931. First edition. "By Commander Christopher Robin" as told to Gibbs. INSCRIBED, "To --- For, his courage and courtesy in endorsing the South Pole -- Wolcott Gibbs." Yellow cloth a little darkened on spine, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #41033]       Price: $60.00
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DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems. Brendan Gill. DEATH IN APRIL & Other Poems.
Windham, CT: Hawthorn House, 1935. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good with covers rubbed and spine ends and tips worn. There were only 160 copies, making this book understandably scarce.

[Book #35677]       Price: $200.00
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