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THE SPOIL OF THE FLOWERS. Doris Grumbach. THE SPOIL OF THE FLOWERS.
New York: Doubleday & Co. 1962. First edition. The well respected and influential novelist, essayist and critic's first book. INSCRIBED in October 1962. Fine in dust jacket with some edgewear, two closed tears and some light staining on rear panel. Contemporary Inscription.

[Book #29758]       Price: $350.00
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MICHEL GUERARD'S CUISINE MINCEUR. Michel Guerard. MICHEL GUERARD'S CUISINE MINCEUR.
New York: William Morrow & Co. (1976). First U.S. edition. "The Cuisine of Slimness" by the "inventor of the revolutionary way to cook beautiful French food without the calories" -- from the dust jacket. Translated from the French by Narcisse Chamberlain & Fanny Brennan. Slight sunning to board edges, still near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with spine somewhat tanned and with a few light stains but otherwise very good. Publisher's gold-foil sticker warning "DON'T BE FOOLED BY IMITATIONS! ...." on front panel.

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POSITIVES. Thom Gunn, , Ander Gunn. POSITIVES.
Ander Gunn. London: Faber and Faber, (1966). First edition. Verses by Thom Gunn and photographs by Ander Gunn. Near fine in dust jacket.

[Book #39888]       Price: $60.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, illustrations, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XVII (17) of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. This copy ADDITIONALLY INSCRIBED BY TANNING to prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht and wife, "Dear Tony, Here is another take on one of your heroes. It comes with my love to you and Helen. Dorothea." An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54267]       Price: $450.00
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DANCING DAVID. Thom Gunn, Dorothea Tanning. DANCING DAVID.
Kripplebush, New York: Nadja, (1995). First edition, limited issue. Illustrated with a wispy stream of red squiggled lines by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012), a painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet herself, whose work after 1960 was almost completely abstract (Wikipedia). NUMBER XXI [21] of 25 ROMAN-NUMERALED COPIES "reserved for the poet and the artist" and SIGNED BY GUNN AND TANNING. From a total edition of 126; there were an additional 75 copies in paperwraps and 26 bound in cloth. An attractive production, handset and letterpress printed; handsewn in mustard-colored paperwraps printed in blue and brown on front. Fine.

[Book #54270]       Price: $250.00
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MOLY. Thom Gunn. MOLY.
London: Faber and Faber, (1971). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A very bright, clean copy.

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TOUCH. Thom Gunn. TOUCH.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Fine in dust jacket. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #35559]       Price: $60.00
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THE RED PAVILLION. John Gunther. THE RED PAVILLION.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1926. First edition. Author's first book set in Bohemian Chicago, but written long before his famous "Inside" books. When he was working in Europe for the "Daily News," which he noted included every country but Portugal. Very good in dust jacket with chipping on corners and spine ends and a few small closed tears.

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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. Allan Gurganus. OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Kay, Who knows women like my widow --- May Lucy recall your loved ones --- Love, Allan 1989." Perhaps Kay Boyle? Fine in dust jacket. CONTEMPORARY INSCRIPTION.

[Book #46649]       Price: $100.00
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OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL. Allan Gurganus. OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL.
New York: Knopf, 1989. First edition. An uncorrected proof in cream-colored paperwraps printed in red. SIGNED by author. Fine.

[Book #46680]       Price: $125.00
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THE PRACTICAL HEART. Allan Gurganus. THE PRACTICAL HEART.
North Carolina: Wesleyan College Press, 1993. First edition. One of 1000 SIGNED numbered copies, additionally INSCRIBED by the author to author/critic Doris Grumbach. "To Doris & Sybil -- beloved sisters of mine -- and the most practical of utterly impractical (loving) hearts. A joyful new year. Allen Nov. 1993." Fine in pictorial boards without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #30607]       Price: $100.00
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OUR LADY OF THE FOREST. David Guterson. OUR LADY OF THE FOREST.
[New York]: (Knopf, 2003). First edition. Proof for internal distribution only. Perhaps for the sales reps? 8 1/2 x 11". Fine in yellow printed paperwraps with black cloth spine.

[Book #51427]       Price: $100.00
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SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. David Guterson. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994). First edition. The author's acclaimed first novel. Fine in dustwapper.

[Book #31542]       Price: $100.00
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SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS. David Guterson. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994). First edition of this acclaimed first novel, SIGNED by the author. Enclosed in shrinkwrap with a sticker stating "special autographed copy/ first printing/ first edition." Winner of the Pen/Faulkner award. Fine in dustwapper.

[Book #32850]       Price: $175.00
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BIRD AT MY WINDOW: A Novel. Rosa Guy. BIRD AT MY WINDOW: A Novel.
(London): Souvenir Press, (1966). First British edition of her first book. Two small pin holes in spine and top of a few pages cut wrong in production, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear and two pin holes (matching those in the book).

[Book #20765]       Price: $50.00
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BITS OF TRAVEL. H. H., Helen Hunt. BITS OF TRAVEL.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. Later edition. Embossed, rust-brown cloth boards with gold stamped lettering; all edges stained red. Tiny stain on front cover, and small chip from patterned front endpaper (top corner), otherwise very good or better.

[Book #47753]       Price: $60.00
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APG 186.0 (2007). H. Rider Haggard. APG 186.0 (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.
[Book #43916]       Price: $24.00
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AYESHA: The Return of She. H. Rider Haggard. AYESHA: The Return of She.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1905. First U.S. edition (issued simultaneously with UK edition). Very good or better in red cloth boards, lettered in gold on front and spine (spine ends and corners lightly nicked).

[Book #13962]       Price: $65.00
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DAWN. H. Rider Haggard. DAWN.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1887. First American edition of Haggard's first novel. There were four U.S. printings of this book in 1887: by Appleton, Harper, Lovell and Munro. Priority unknown. The Appleton edition was also published in two volumes in wraps. This may be a rebound copy although it also may be a publisher's one-volume edition. It has only one title page. There are 8 pages of ads in back. Red cloth spine lettered and ruled in gold; black marbled paper boards. Boards lightly scratched and worn at edges, spine has few tiny tears to ends, otherwise about very good.

[Book #42257]       Price: $500.00
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WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE. David Halberstam. WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE.
New York: Scribner, (2001). First edition. SIGNED by author. Covers Bush, Clinton and the Generals. Fine in near fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #54432]       Price: $75.00
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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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