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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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, penciled 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.

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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.

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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.

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HEROES OF THE TETON MYTHOS. Sam Hamill. HEROES OF THE TETON MYTHOS.
(Denver: Copper Canyon Press, 1973). First edition. One of 500 copies. Near fine in paperwraps with faint soil mark near spine and light sticker shadow to front cover. (Only 10 hardback copies.).

[Book #24117]       Price: $40.00
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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