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CIMARRON. Edna Ferber. CIMARRON.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First edition. Her fictional story of the Oklahoma land rushes of the 1880s and 1890s which was made into a 1931 Oscar-winning movie of the same name with Richard Dix and Irene Dunne. Very good with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends; in very nice, very good to near fine dust jacket with only a few tiny chips and very small closed tears backed with archival tape.

[Book #52022]       Price: $350.00
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GIANT. Edna Ferber. GIANT.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1952. First edition. The Academy Award-winning James Dean classic was based on this book. Near fine in good dust jacket with marginal edge wear and spine rubbed.

[Book #32167]       Price: $35.00
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SARATOGA TRUNK. Edna Ferber. SARATOGA TRUNK.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1941. First edition. Near fine with cloth edges lightly rubbed and endpapers slightly darkened; in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing along edges, light soiling and minor edge wear.

[Book #28905]       Price: $100.00
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MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK). Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1924. First edition. A volume containing the short story "Old Man Minick," as well as the play "Minick," which was based on it. Title page states that there is "also a brief and quite gratuitous explanation by the authors." Frontis of old men in the park and three full-page photos from the play. Very good with only minor cover wear and endpapers showing a touch of offset. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51817]       Price: $60.00
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THE LIFE OF GOD: (As Told by Himself). Franco Ferrucci. THE LIFE OF GOD: (As Told by Himself).
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1996). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #51005]       Price: $60.00
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TRAVELS BY NIGHT: A Memoir of the Sixties. Douglas Fetherling. TRAVELS BY NIGHT: A Memoir of the Sixties.
(Toronto): Lester Publishing, (1994). First edition. SIGNED BY FETHERLING on title page. An unaccountably scarce book, an "unusual, vivid and often disturbing memoir ... Margaret Atwood, Marshall McLuhan, John Lennon, Allen Ginsberg, Gwendolyn MacEwan (and Charles Manson) are just some of the people who cross the pages of his story" -- from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54886]       Price: $60.00
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POEMS OF CHILDHOOD. Eugene Field, Maxfield Parrish. POEMS OF CHILDHOOD.
Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [circa 1915]. Later Printing. Full-color title page and eight full-page plates by Parrish. with top edge plain and without tissue guards. Although the title page is dated MCMIV and the last copyright date is 1904, this particular issue is presumably from 1915, with Linderman's INDIAN WHY STORIES, illustrated by C.M. Russell last in list on the rear panel. Fine in near fine dust jacket. A scarce book in dust jacket in any early printing, especially in this nice condition. Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #49384]       Price: $350.00
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WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED. Eugene Field. WHEN WILLIE WET THE BED.
Washington D.C. Privately Printed, 1901. First edition. #98 of 100 hand illuminated copies. Near fine in lightly soiled white paperwraps with one small closed tear along the bottom of the front cover.

[Book #51596]       Price: $75.00
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BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY. Helen Fielding. BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY.
[New York]: Viking, (1997). First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Advance uncorrected proofs. Small spot on title page near hinge, otherwise fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Basis for the successful film starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.

[Book #34853]       Price: $60.00
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TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays. Harvey Fierstein. TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays.
New York: Villard Books, 1983. First Villard edition of his Tony Award-winning production. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and very shallow chipping.

[Book #25714]       Price: $50.00
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THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE. Timothy Findley. THE LAST OF THE CRAZY PEOPLE.
Toronto: General Publishing, (1967). First edition of the author's first book. INSCRIBED to his "Uncle Doug": "I dropped in to see Father and I thought perhaps you might enjoy my signing this - my first novel. Best wishes Tif / Timothy Findley / Cannington / October 10,1967." Tanning to front endpaper (offset from item previously laid in), unfortunately where the inscription is written, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with only light wear to spine ends.

[Book #39960]       Price: $250.00
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ODETTE: A Fairy Tale for Weary People. Ronald Firbank. ODETTE: A Fairy Tale for Weary People.
London: Grant Richards, 1916. First separate illustrated edition, a slightly revised version of the title story from the author's first book ODETTE D'ANTREVERNES, with four illustrations by Albert Buhrer. Original paperwraps darkened along spine and edges, half-inch chip from base of spine, spine somewhat rubbed with few horizontal, closed tears, rear cover lightly foxed--altogether about very good.

[Book #15870]       Price: $50.00
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PRANCING NIGGER. Ronald Firbank. PRANCING NIGGER.
New York: Brentano's, (1924). First edition. Firbank's first book published in the U.S. and the true first edition. It is believed that there were only 300 copies. Based on a letter from Carl Van Vechten (who wrote the introduction) to Firbank. This copy is from the library of Ralph Block. Several leaves roughly opened, bookshop sticker on rear pastedown, gilt on spine is dull but legible and page edges have a touch of foxing, otherwise very good or better in soiled dust jacket with chipping (only affecting a few letters in the title on spine), some closed tears and a small hole in the spine (not affecting any lettering). Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #24471]       Price: $100.00
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VAINGLORY. Ronald Firbank. VAINGLORY.
New York: Brentano's, (1925). First U.S. edition of Firbank's first hardbound book. Endpapers slightly age darkened ( with small stain on rear endpapers), spine ends lightly worn and spine lettering very faint, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #24473]       Price: $50.00
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GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COOK BOOK: Recipes and Methods for Every Day and Every Occasion. Katharine Fisher, Katherine Norris, Dorothy B. Marsh, Adeline Mansfield. GOOD HOUSEKEEPING COOK BOOK: Recipes and Methods for Every Day and Every Occasion.
New York: Good Housekeeping, (1933). First edition thus. The first "Every Day" cook book from this influential women's magazine, which was founded in 1885, was published in 1903. Good Housekeeping's cook books were not offered for general sale but available only to the subscriber's of the magazine. "Tested, Tasted, and Approved in Good Housekeeping Institute Kitchens." Good to very good with light soiling to covers, boards visible at corners, and shallow gouge to inside fore edge of rear board. Several handwritten recipes and notes laid in, including "Marshmallow Ice Box Loaf," "Lime Pie," "Emergency Cake," "Nan's Coffee Spice Cake," "Rose's Chocolate Cake," et al. Lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #53294]       Price: $150.00
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THE ODYSSEY OF TOBACCO. Robert Lewis Fisher. THE ODYSSEY OF TOBACCO.
Litchfield, CT: Prospect Press, 1939. First edition. Review copy with letter laid in. Near fine, as issued without dust jacket.

[Book #38263]       Price: $50.00
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THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA. Roy Fisher, David Jones. THE SHIP'S ORCHESTRA.
London: Fulcrum Press, (1966). First edition. Dust jacket and frontispiece from a wood engraving by artist David Jones. "A poet of international reputation has broken through the barrier between poetry and prose with this disturbing and original volume" (from the dust jacket flap). Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #54879]       Price: $30.00
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ADAM AND THE SERPENT. Vardis Fisher. ADAM AND THE SERPENT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Vanguard Press, 1947. First edition. Minor cover wear, otherwise fine in a near fine, bright dust jacket with the barest wear.

[Book #52056]       Price: $75.00
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DARK BRIDWELL. Vardis Fisher. DARK BRIDWELL.
New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1931. First edition. Spine very slightly faded with minor wear at ends, otherwise fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket slightly tanned at spine, with eighth-inch chipped from head of spine, small chip from base and few small tears. An attractive copy. Scarce.

[Book #27550]       Price: $450.00
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DARKNESS AND THE DEEP. Vardis Fisher. DARKNESS AND THE DEEP.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1943). First edition. The first volume in Fisher's "Testament of Man" series. Blue cloth with very minor fading on edges, otherwise near fine; in very good dust jacket with minor edge wear and one small scratach on spine. A nice looking copy.

[Book #49713]       Price: $120.00
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PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT. Vardis Fisher. PASSIONS SPIN THE PLOT.
Caldwell, Idaho/New York: Caxton Printers/Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. 1934. First edition. The second book in the Vridar Hunter tetralogy, which also included IN TRAGIC LIFE, WE ARE BETRAYED, and NO VILLIAN NEED BE. About fine in dust jacket with minor edge wear.

[Book #49716]       Price: $200.00
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"Boil Some Water --- Lot's of It": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chester Himes. "Boil Some Water --- Lot's of It": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1940. First edition. March issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes an early Himes story, "Marihuana and a Pistol." The barest edge wear, otherwise fine in large perfect-bound pictorial wraps.

[Book #39644]       Price: $100.00
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"The Guest in Room Nineteen": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Morley Callahan, Louis Paul, John Dos Passos. "The Guest in Room Nineteen": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1937. First edition. October issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes Dos Passos's "Introduction to Civil War," "The Cheat's Remorse" by Callahan, and "Sunday in the Country" by Louis Paul. Minor edge wear, otherwise fine in large, stapled, pictorial wraps.

[Book #39647]       Price: $50.00
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"Pat Hobby and Orson Welles": In Esquire Magazine. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes. "Pat Hobby and Orson Welles": In Esquire Magazine.
Chicago: Esquire Magazine, 1940. First edition. May issue. First appearance of the story. Also includes Hughes's poem "Seven Moment's of Love." The barest edge wear, otherwise fine in large perfect-bound pictorial wraps.

[Book #39654]       Price: $50.00
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APG 090.4 (2011). F. Scott Fitzgerald. APG 090.4 (2011) 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 #22792]       Price: $11.25
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