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LO! Charles Fort. LO!
Alexander King. New York: Claude Kendall, (1931). First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #54762]       Price: $2,750.00
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THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain. Hugh W. Foster. THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain.
(San Francisco): Norfolk Press, (2011). First edition. One of 100 copies published primarily for the family. SIGNED by the author. Foster, a member of the family, writes a history of Walter Dillingham (1875-1963) who was born in Honolulu during the Kingdom of Hawaii. Walter's father, Benjamin Dillingham, founded the Oahu Railway and Land Company. His mother was Emma Louise Smith, daughter of missionary Lowell Smith, who arrived in Hawaii in 1830. Walter first worked as a clerk for his father, then managed the Dowsett Company and founded Hawaiian Dredging Company. In 1904, while his father was hospitalized, he managed the company. In 1909, he constructed a dry dock at Pearl Harbor which eventually became part of the US Navy base. He also enlarged the ports of Kahului and Hilo; drained the wetlands of Waikiki in the early 1920s; and created the Ala Wai Canal on whose banks the Hawaii Convention Center was built. In 1948, Dillingham Airfield, a small Air Force base near Mokuleia, Hawaii was named for Walter's son, Captain Henry Gaylord Dillingham, a B-29 pilot who was killed in action over Kawasaki, Japan, on July 25, 1945. In 1961, his son Lowell Smith Dillingham (1911-1987) merged the remains of the Oahu Railway and Land Company and the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company to form the Dillingham Corporation. It was sold to private investors in 1983. The book, for the first time, tells the story of this complex man, his forbearers and his family. Quoting such primary sources as his own letters and speches, the memories of others and the opinion of those who are still alive and knew him best. The history of the Dillingham family in many ways reflects the history of Hawaii. 405 pages, including 11 pages of notes to the text; a bibliography; list of personal interviews; and a chronology. Illustrated with family photographs. New in dust jacket. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES.

[Book #52362]       Price: $175.00
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THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. Gene Fowler, , Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play
New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Illustrated with photographs from the movie. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay to published in book form, certainly among the very earliest. INSCRIBED TO A MAJOR BOOK COLLECTOR BY FOWLER, "To that assidious and clever collector, and my friend as well, Earle Bernheimer. Gene Fowler 1947." Bernheimer was part owner of a film company and a patron of Robert Frost (he arranged over the years to pay Frost a kind of stipend for whatever he cared to send him from month to month -- be it drafts, proofs or wastebasket shavings). Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum and featuring Adolphe Menjou. Very good or better in good dust jacket with a few chips and spine a little darkened and with closed tears backed with acid free archival clear tape,

[Book #54677]       Price: $450.00
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WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER. William W. Fowler. WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER.
Syracuse: Watson Gill, 1881. Later printing. The first was in 1876. A history of the heroism, adventures, captivities, trials, and noble lives and deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic." 527 pages with numerous illustrated engravings. Original cloth with decorted gilt lettering showing minor wear and foxing but still very good.

[Book #41800]       Price: $100.00
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APG 156.2 (2004). John Fowles. APG 156.2 (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 COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1963). First American edition of his first book. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #46501]       Price: $100.00
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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First edition of his first book. An uncorrected proof copy. INSCRIBED to "Clive Hirschhorn / With best wishes. John Fowles." A story of the abduction and imprisonment of a woman, told first from the abductor's viewpoint, then from hers, and then back to him in the last few pages. Clive Hirschhorn is a South African writer and critic who moved to London in 1963. He is known for his long tenure as film and theater critic for the British Sunday Express newspaper and as the author of several well-received books about the film industry and its stars. He was also a serious book collector whose highspots were put at auction in 2012, including this one. And someone we always enjoyed having drinks or dinner with when we were in London. Light green paperwraps with the Cape-logo design. About fine in a specially made clamshell box. INSCRIBED PROOF.

[Book #52416]       Price: $2,500.00
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A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND. John Fox, Jr. A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND.
F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. Red cloth, top edge and lettering gilt. Near fine with light soiling.

[Book #29980]       Price: $50.00
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FACES IN THE WATER. Janet Frame. FACES IN THE WATER.
New York: George Braziller, 1961. First edition. Author's second novel. Small stain on front page edges, light foxing on end papers and few small spots on top edge, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with slight edgewear and some very small chips on spine.

[Book #43053]       Price: $60.00
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APG 096.3 (2004). Dick Francis. APG 096.3 (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 #22796]       Price: $9.75
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BANKER. Dick Francis. BANKER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1982). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title page. Bottom front corners a little bumped, otherwise very good to fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #52767]       Price: $60.00
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BREAK IN. Dick Francis. BREAK IN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1985). First edition. SIGNED on half-title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52735]       Price: $50.00
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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52413]       Price: $50.00
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THE DANGER. Dick Francis. THE DANGER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. SIGNED "HI --- Dick Francis," on half title page. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny spot of minor edge wear.

[Book #52753]       Price: $50.00
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DRIVING FORCE. Dick Francis. DRIVING FORCE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Very slight lean and former owner's name on front end paper, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52752]       Price: $50.00
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THE EDGE. Dick Francis. THE EDGE.
London: Michael Joseph, (1988). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52751]       Price: $50.00
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ENQUIRY. Dick Francis. ENQUIRY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1969). First edition. Fine in a near fine price clipped dust jacket with very light rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52739]       Price: $150.00
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FLYING FINISH. Dick Francis. FLYING FINISH.
New York: Harper & Row, (1966). First U.S. edition. His fifth mystery. Fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear.

[Book #52415]       Price: $250.00
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FLYING FINISH. Dick Francis. FLYING FINISH.
London: Michael Joseph, (1966). First edition. Fine in near fine dust jacket with wrap-around illustration. A very nice clean copy of this early title.

[Book #52742]       Price: $450.00
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FOR KICKS. Dick Francis. FOR KICKS.
London: Michael Joseph, (1965). First edition. His third mystery. SIGNED by Francis on the title page. Faintest ring marks on front cover, page edges darkened with subtle mottling (not immediately noticeable and not extending to margins), otherwise would be near fine; in good or better dust jacket, which presents better than it sounds -- rubbed, flattened creasing at base of spine and narrow line at middle, few small chips and tears, and extensive staining to the verso, which fortunately is only outwardly visible on the rear panel.

[Book #52743]       Price: $750.00
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FORFEIT. Dick Francis. FORFEIT.
London: Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Near fine with page edges lightly soiled. In a very good dust jacket with some edgewear, rubbing, a few very small closed tears, and back panel soiled or aged. Still, a scarce title in decent condition and signed.

[Book #52750]       Price: $750.00
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HIGH STAKES. Dick Francis. HIGH STAKES.
New York: Harper & Row, (1975). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in dust jacket with minor wear on bottom corners and spine end.

[Book #52397]       Price: $100.00
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HIGH STAKES. Dick Francis. HIGH STAKES.
London: Michael Joseph, (1975). First edition. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear and small mark at bottom of spine.

[Book #52749]       Price: $50.00
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HOT MONEY. Dick Francis. HOT MONEY.
London: Michael Joseph, (1987). Frirst edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52748]       Price: $50.00
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IN THE FRAME. Dick Francis. IN THE FRAME.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1976). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52396]       Price: $100.00
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