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SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS. Edward Everett Hale, W. T. Smedley. SUSAN'S ESCORT AND OTHERS
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1897. First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper, where the previous owner has also made notations (at the bottom). Printed photo of the author affixed at front, creating offset to front endpaper, and notation -- which appears to be in the author's hand -- on paper pasted to second blank page, producing offset to the verso of the preceding page. Front endpaper cracked at hinge, cover somewhat rubbed and soiled, silver spine lettering rubbed, but lettering and illustration on front board is still bright. Overall, about very good lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51434]       Price: $75.00
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SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics. Susan Hale. SELF-INSTRUCTIVE LESSONS IN PAINTING WITH OIL AND WATER-COLORS: On Silk, Satin, Velvet and Other Fabrics.
Boston: S. W. Tilton and Co. (1885). First edition. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine; floral endpapers. Illustrated with line drawings. Ex-library with bookplate on front pastedown, small call numbers on spine, pencilled call numbers on contents page, and rear card pocket. Art store label on title page between author's name and publication information. Boards rubbed and lightly shelfworn, otherwise good or better with lettering bright and interior clean.

[Book #52574]       Price: $75.00
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THE CLOCKMAKER: Or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville. Thomas Chandler Haliburton. THE CLOCKMAKER: Or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville.
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, and Blanchard, 1837. Scarce second edition. Very good with original cloth cover somewhat soiled and rubbed. Label on spine chipped badly. Hinge cracked in the front and previous owner's name on endpaper (appears to be contemporaneous). Pages foxed.

[Book #51683]       Price: $100.00
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UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT. James W. Hall. UNDER COVER OF DAYLIGHT.
New York: Norton & Co. (1987). Advance reader's copy of the first edition of the author's first book. Back cover a little soiled, otherwise fine in pictorial paper wraps.

[Book #18494]       Price: $75.00
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THE HANGMEN OF SLEEPY VALLEY. Brett Halliday, Davis Dresser. THE HANGMEN OF SLEEPY VALLEY.
New York: William Morrow and Co. 1940. First edition. An early western by the mystery writer best known for his Michael Shayne novels. Written under his own name, Davis Dresser. Near fine in edge-rubbed dust jacket with few chips, tears and attendant creasing but otherwise very good.

[Book #54820]       Price: $125.00
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LYNCH-ROPE LAW A Triple-A Western Classic. Brett. As Davis Dresser Halliday. LYNCH-ROPE LAW A Triple-A Western Classic.
New York: Jefferson House, 1950. Reissue with an introduction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Very good with page edges and endpapers lightly soiled in dust jacket with cover bright, light rubbing, soiling, a few small closed tears and a few creases.

[Book #19232]       Price: $50.00
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STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT. Clayton Hamilton. STUDIES IN STAGECRAFT.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1914). First edition. INSCRIBED to Hollywood producer and screenwriter Ralph Block - "To Ralph Block - flittings, flutterings, and floatings- from his fellow outcast Clayton Hamilton, to commemorate their year of common exile at the Goldwyn Studios, Culver City, California 1921-1922." Gilt spine lettering somewhat dulled (though quite legible) and spine ends and tips slightly rubbed, otherwise bright and about near fine lacking dust jacket. Nice association copy.

[Book #33449]       Price: $100.00
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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #31011]       Price: $200.00
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THE BOOK OF RUTH. Jane Hamilton. THE BOOK OF RUTH.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1988. First edition of her first book. SIGNED by the author on title page. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43663]       Price: $125.00
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THE BATTLE OF THE ALEUTIANS. Dashiell Hammett, , Robert Colodny. THE BATTLE OF THE ALEUTIANS.
(Adak, Alaska: Intelligence Section Field Force Headquarters, 1944). First edition. "In Honor and Memory of the Men of the North Pacific Theater Who Died so that a Continent Might Be Free." Hammett, who was stationed in the Aleutians Islands was assigned to help compile an accounting of the Aleutian Campaign under supervision of the Intelligence Section. Text by Hammett and captions by Colodny; illustrations, maps and layout by Harry Fletcher. Few small scrapes and light stains to rear cover, edges lightly rubbed, otherwise very good or better in oblong, stapled blue paperwraps.

[Book #49126]       Price: $150.00
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THE CONTINENTAL OP. Dashiell Hammett, Ellery Queen. THE CONTINENTAL OP.
New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, 1948. First edition. A paperback original. Stories from "Black Mask" magazine with an introduction by Ellery Queen. Near fine.

[Book #52277]       Price: $175.00
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APG 086.3 (2004). Dashiell Hammett. APG 086.3 (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 #22813]       Price: $5.25
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THE DAIN CURSE. Dashiell Hammett. THE DAIN CURSE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. First edition. The detective known only as "The Continental Op" investigates a diamond theft from the San Franciscan Leggett family, the supposed victims of a curse said to inflict sudden, violent deaths upon those in their vicinity. Very good or better with spine slightly cocked and minor soiling and edge wear. Nice looking copy lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #53807]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE THIN MAN. Dashiell Hammett. THE THIN MAN.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, (1934). First edition. Some discoloration to boards which is common with this title, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp, crisp and bright lettering on spine. Dust jacket is lightly soiled and aged, it's the red variety versus green, rubbing and small tears along edges, crease lines on folds, tape repair on top and bottom edges of verso which did their job, still very good. With "seep" page 209 which is in all copies as it wasn’t changed to "sleep" until the 6th printing. Without the ubiquitous sticker on the front of the jacket.

[Book #54011]       Price: $1,750.00
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THOMAS HARDY: A COLLECTION. Thomas Hardy, Peter K. Lennon. THOMAS HARDY: A COLLECTION.
Chicago: Casterbridge Books, (2008). First edition. One of 55 copies. This comprehensive catalog details close to 3000 Hardy items (and a dozen items by Florence Hardy, some of which were previously unrecorded), including English and American editions, pirated works, magazine and periodical appearances, criticism, a film/recordings collection, books from Hardy's Max Gate Library, reviews and notices, collected editions, sets, signed books, letters, and related ephemera. There are hundreds of items listed here that won't be found in a Hardy bibliography. Extensive commentary by Mr. Lennon. 284 pages; large, 8 1/2 x11", glossy pictorial wraps.

[Book #50707]       Price: $100.00
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A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID. Thomas Hardy. A CHANGED MAN / THE WAITING SUPPER: and Other Tales, Concluding with THE ROMANTIC ADVENTURES OF A MILKMAID.
London: Macmillan & Co. 1913. First edition. Volume XVIII of "The Wessex Novels." Green cloth boards stamped in gold; page top edges gilt; frontis photo; map tipped in. Damp stain to bottom corner front cover, otherwise would be very good or better.

[Book #10386]       Price: $90.00
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THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers. Thomas Hardy. THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers.
London: Macmillan Co. 1923. First edition. An attractive pictorial cover in green with gilt stamping. Slight wear to corners and spine ends still near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49866]       Price: $125.00
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THE TRUMPET-MAJOR. Thomas Hardy. THE TRUMPET-MAJOR.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1880. First U.S. edition. Number 118 in Holt's "Leisure Hour" series. Pictorial, burnt-orange colored cover shows minor soiling and edgewear, but still a very nice copy.

[Book #29483]       Price: $300.00
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SWEET & DEADLY. Charlaine Harris. SWEET & DEADLY.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK -- SIGNED by Harris on the title page. Ticket from the signing event laid in. This first book from the best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels "combines the best of mystery and suspense with a pinch of romance" (jacket flap). Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket, which is otherwise fine. Scarce first edition, scarcer still signed.

[Book #51659]       Price: $375.00
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CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: As Unshredded and Pasted Back Together by David Javerbaum. Neil Patrick Harris. CHOOSE YOUR OWN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: As Unshredded and Pasted Back Together by David Javerbaum.
New York: Crown / Archetype, (2014). First edition. Harris's charmingly funny autobiography with format based on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books popular in the 1980's. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED at a NYC reading event ON PAGE 175, a page no other pages lead to. Attendees to the reading were instructed: "As a reward for your participation in this reading and/or publicity appearance, please present this page at the conclusion of this event for signing." Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53539]       Price: $75.00
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A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH! Harry Harrison. A TRANSATLANTIC TUNNEL, HURRAH!
London: Faber and Faber, (1972). First British edition. SIGNED by the author on half-title page. Published in the States as TUNNEL THROUGH THE DEEPS. An alternate history story set in (an alternate) 1973--George Washington lost the Battle of Lexington, and was executed as a traitor, and as a result America has remained a British colony which still dreams of independence. One corner lightly bumped, otherwise fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with inconspicuous tear.

[Book #52313]       Price: $250.00
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JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008. Jim Harrison, Gregg Orr, Beef Torrey. JIM HARRISON: A COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1964-2008.
(Chatham, Russell). Lincoln: University of Nebraska, (2009). First edition, the "Collector's Edition," one of only 100 copies bound in full leather, each SIGNED BY HARRISON and the editors, Orr and Torrey, and with a SIGNED PRINT of "Late Afternoon"--the illustration BY RUSSELL CHATHAM used for the dust jacket of the trade edition--housed in envelope pasted inside the rear cover. An extensive, "real" bibliography, i.e., it covers all of Harrison's work, tells one how to identify first printings, and provides printing quantities (when available). 331pages, including index. Illustrated with pictures of the book jackets, covers, broadsides, etc., and with a frontis portrait of Harrison by Barry Moser. Foreword by Harrison, and introduction by Robert DeMott. Fine.

[Book #47326]       Price: $250.00
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THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS. Jim Harrison, Russel Chatham. THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF RIVERS.
Seattle: Winn Books, 1986. First edition. Number 38 of a stated 350 copies, SIGNED BY HARRISON and the illustrator, RUSSELL CHATHAM. Together with a suite of FIVE 14 x 18" PRINTS SIGNED BY CHATHAM, each marked AP and numbered "31/40," and a colophon indicating the suite was produced specifically to accompany 175 copies of the book. Supposedly 175 of the 350 copies of the book were signed by both Harrison and Chatham and came with the suite of prints by Chatham, and the other 175 were signed only by Harrison and did not include the prints. As so few of the purported 175 suite of prints have shown up on the market, we wonder if there were more than 40 copies of the "proof" and if those are what sometimes appear. (The publisher has indicated in a letter to us that none of the copies were numbered. Yet, this copy is numbered and there are others recorded as such.) The book is near fine and the slipcase is lightly soiled with a few small smudges, and a faint half-moon shadow, presumably a partial glass ring, but still very good or better. The prints and accompanying colophon are fine.

[Book #52697]       Price: $1,250.00
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APG 027.4 (2004). Jim Harrison. APG 027.4 (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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BOOK FOR SENSEI. Jim Harrison. BOOK FOR SENSEI.
Pacifica: Big Bridge Press, 1990. First edition. One of 74 numbered copies. There were also 26 signed lettered copies. Poems by Harrison, Rothenberg, McClure, Whalen, Kyger, and Codrescu, with illustratations by Nancy Davis. Accordian-folded sheet attached to boards in back and front. In slipcase. Nice production and scarce. Signed by the artist.

[Book #45454]       Price: $450.00
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