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ROADS OF DESTINY. O. Henry. ROADS OF DESTINY.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition. Bump and nick in cloth at base of rear board, shelfwear to spine ends, small light stain on bottom page edge, spine lettering a trifle dulled, otherwise very good. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #41206]       Price: $100.00
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ROADS OF DESTINY. O. Henry. ROADS OF DESTINY.
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition. Name and date (1911) on front endpaper, otherwise very good or better with very minor wear. Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #41386]       Price: $150.00
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THE VOICE OF THE CITY: Further Stories of the Four Million. O. Henry. THE VOICE OF THE CITY: Further Stories of the Four Million.
New York: The McClure Company, (1908). First edition. Minor wear on corners and spine ends, and red spine just a bit faded, otherwise near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #41755]       Price: $60.00
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AN O. HENRY OLIO: Being a privately assembled and bound collection of stories. O. Henry, Zona Gale Lawrence Gilman. AN O. HENRY OLIO: Being a privately assembled and bound collection of stories.
No-place: No-publisher, No-date. First edition thus, a personal assemblage of short stories mostly from "Everybody's Magazine." Thirteen in all: 11 by O. Henry and one each by Gilman ("Modern Masters of Music") and Gale ("The Return of Endymion"). O. Henry stories included are "The Sphinx Apple," "The Fifth Wheel," "The Halberdier of the Reinschloss," "The Fourth in Salvador," "Tobins Palm," "Phoebe," "The Caballero's Way," "A Night in New Arabia," "The Rose of Dixie," "Holding Up a Train," and "Hearts and Crosses." Unprinted small 4to orange paper boards; handwritten title page. Near fine.

[Book #54976]       Price: $125.00
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THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER. A. P. Herbert. THE HOUSE BY THE RIVER.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers, (1921). Reprint. First G&D printing from the Knopf second printing plates. Very good or better with light wear, in a very good or better dust jacket that is tanned on spine, and has a few small skinned spots, shallow chips to the spine ends and closed tears along the flap hinges, but the jacket otherwise shows very little edgewear.

[Book #51358]       Price: $60.00
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DUNE. Frank Herbert. DUNE.
Philadelphia: Chilton Books, (1965). First edition in first-issue dust jacket priced $5.95 and with 4-lines of publisher's information at base of rear flap. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. Near fine in bright dust jacket with professional repair to shallow chips on spine ends and corners. A nice copy. AWARD-WINNING, SCI-FI HIGHSPOT.

[Book #53662]       Price: $3,000.00
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NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. Oliver Herford. NEITHER HERE NOR THERE.
New York: George H. Doran, (1922). First edition. "A mirror of frivolity," with short essays on "Leisure Class," "Bolshevism for Babies," the "Low Cost of Cabbing," "Are Cats People?," "Mr. Chesterton and the Soliloquy," etc. Normal offset line on endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor chipping and one small V-shaped chip at bottom of spine which takes out the "or" in "Doran."

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THE SLEEP OF REASON Lyle Bonge's Ultimate Ash-Hauling Mardi Gras Photographs. James Leo Herlihy. THE SLEEP OF REASON Lyle Bonge's Ultimate Ash-Hauling Mardi Gras Photographs.
(Millerton: Jargon Society, 1974). First edition. Photographs of Mardis Gras by Lyle Bonge; interview of Bonge (Herlihy's former college dorm-mate) by Herlihy; preface by Jonathan Williams. Fine in dust jacket and in original plastic wrap, unopened,

[Book #54715]       Price: $60.00
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INTO THE VALLEY. A Skirmish of the Marines. John Hersey. INTO THE VALLEY. A Skirmish of the Marines.
Donald L. Dickson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. First edition. His second book, with illustrations by Major Donald L. Dickson of the U.S.M.C. Fine with top edge stained red. A collector's note laid in the book states there are also first editions with top edge unstained. Fine in dust jacket with the barest edgewear and slight foxing on verso only showing through faintly on folds of jacket.

[Book #40684]       Price: $100.00
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STRANGLED PROSE. A Mystery. Joan Hess. STRANGLED PROSE. A Mystery.
(New York): Dutton, (1986). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED on the title page. The first Claire Malloy. Fine in dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #36071]       Price: $100.00
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HARLEM STORY. John Hewlett. HARLEM STORY.
New York: Prentice-Hall Inc. (1948). First edition. Fine with only the lightest rubbing; in a very good dust jacket with some age darkening, a few small tears and minor edge wear.

[Book #44227]       Price: $100.00
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ANGEL. Du Bose Heyward. ANGEL.
New York: George H. Doran, (1926). First edition. "The Carolina Edition" in marbled paper boards with cloth spine. Number 29 of an unspecified number of SIGNED copies. Very good with some wear to the corners, spine lightly soiled, and faint evidence of perhaps a sticker removed from bottom of the spine. Lacking dust jacket if issued with one.

[Book #50684]       Price: $100.00
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BRASS ANKLE: A Play. Du Bose Heyward. BRASS ANKLE: A Play.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1931). First edition, trade issue (there was also a limited edition). A "drama of white folks in the deep South, caught in circumstances beyond their control," by the author of PORGY. Gilt spine lettering a little darkened, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine slightly toned but lettering still bright and just one tiny chip to top, rear spine tip. The jacket would be near fine to fine if it weren't for the "Protect-O-Cover" coating applied -- or perhaps that's the reason it's so nice. Either way, it's there, along with an inconspicous blindstamp along the fore-edge of the rear flap fold (identifying it as having been "protected"). Unusual nonetheless in such nice condition, with the orange-colored jacket unfaded and basically unworn.

[Book #41583]       Price: $150.00
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STAR SPANGLED VIRGIN. Du Bose Heyward. STAR SPANGLED VIRGIN.
Nadejen, Theodore. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1939). First edition. Very good with light soiling on the cloth binding along the hinge in front and back; and offsets at the endpaper hinges, which appears to be from the glue used on the pastedown. In a very good dust jacket that is lightly soiled, most noticeably on the white back panel, with a few minor rub marks, spine ends and corners showing shallow chipping, and a few closed tears. Spine is slightly faded, but cover art on front panel still clear and bright.

[Book #51503]       Price: $100.00
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TOURIST SEASON. Carl Hiaasen. TOURIST SEASON.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1986). First edition of his first solely-authored book. A review copy with publisher's promo sheet and review slip laid in. INSCRIBED, "For Lana, Best wishes, Carl Hiaasen." Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear, otherwise fine. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors.

[Book #54774]       Price: $150.00
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VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory. J. R. Hicks. VALUE AND CAPITAL: An Inquiry into Some Fundamental Principles of Economic Theory.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. First edition. Sir John Richard Hicks (1904 - 1989) was one of the most important and influential economists of the twentieth century. In microeconomics, the compensated demand function is referred to as the Hicksian demand function in his honor (Wikipedia). Minor wear to corners, endpapers darkened (due to unavoidable offset from the binding) and just a little foxed. Near fine, lacking the dust jacket. An exceedingly scarce book in the first edition. THE MAN FOR WHOM THE "HICKSIAN DEMAND FUNCTION" IS NAMED.

[Book #54570]       Price: $1,500.00
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SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers. Colin Higgins. SCREENPLAY FOR THE MOVIE "SUPER CHIEF" [SILVER STREAK]: Photocopy in Pressbound Report Covers.
Los Angeles: Miller-Milkis/.Higgins/ Ziegler Associates, (circa 1975). Presumed early draft with title printed as SUPER CHIEF and "handwritten" SILVER STREAK added. The 1976 comedy-thriller that first paired Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, who went on to do three more films together. 141 pages, printed on rectos only; clasp bound with blue card covers. Title handwritten on "spine" (left page edges). Very good to near fine.

[Book #52895]       Price: $75.00
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THE BLACK HOUSE. Patricia Highsmith. THE BLACK HOUSE.
London: Heinemann, (1981). First edition. A book of short stories. Very good to fine in dust jacket with blue on spine a bit faded.

[Book #54459]       Price: $100.00
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THE BLUNDERER. Patricia Highsmith. THE BLUNDERER.
London: Cresset Press, 1956. First UK edition. Her second book. A young successful man's life unravels when his wife is found dead at the bottom of a cliff.. The book is very good or better with page edges a little soiled and production company stamp and "You are My Guilt" written on front end. Perhaps the projected title of the film, but never made, although there is a production in the works at present (2014). The aged price clipped dust jacket has a slightly darkened spine and chips on corners and spine ends.

[Book #53194]       Price: $300.00
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THE CRY OF THE OWL. Patricia Highsmith. THE CRY OF THE OWL.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing on corners and spine ends; in near fine dust jacket with minor edgewear and touch of light rubbing.

[Book #53242]       Price: $350.00
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A GAME FOR THE LIVING. Patricia Highsmith. A GAME FOR THE LIVING.
London: Cresset Press, 1950. First UK edition. What happens when two men, who are friends, share the love of a beautiful woman, and she is murdered? Light foxing on pages edges and jacket verso, otherwise both are very good or better with only minor wear.

[Book #53193]       Price: $250.00
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PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR. Patricia Highsmith. PEOPLE WHO KNOCK ON THE DOOR.
London: Henemann, (1983). First edition. Very minor bump to bottom corner, still fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53241]       Price: $100.00
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RIPLEY UNDER GROUND. Patricia Highsmith. RIPLEY UNDER GROUND.
London: Heinemann, (1970). First UK edition. The second Ripley, made into a movie in 2005. Two corners very lightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with spine background faded (lettering still bright) and very minor edgewear in a few small areas.

[Book #53248]       Price: $200.00
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RIPLEY'S GAME. Patricia Highsmith. RIPLEY'S GAME.
London: Heinemann, (1974). First UK edition. The book is fine with no discernible wear; in dust jacket with bottom, right corner of front panel torn away and brown on spine toned to blue, as often seen. Otherwise very good.

[Book #53246]       Price: $75.00
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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. Patricia Highsmith. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.
London: Cresset Press, 1950. First UK edition. Her first book. She is known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. This title has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The book is fine but for the barest rubbing on tips in a aged dust jacket with a slightly faded spine and very minor edgewear. HER FIRST BOOK.

[Book #53190]       Price: $1,500.00
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