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CONCHOLOGIA CESTRICA: The Molluscous Animals and Their Shells, of Chester County, PA. William D. Hartman, , Ezra Michener. CONCHOLOGIA CESTRICA: The Molluscous Animals and Their Shells, of Chester County, PA.
Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1874. First edition. Profusely illustrated with drawings in the text. Very good to near fine in black cloth boards with spine slightly sunned, dark brown endpapers clean but with tiny tear to head of front endpaper and two small soiled spots on front cover.

[Book #52548]       Price: $75.00
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PLAINSONG. Kent Haruf. PLAINSONG.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1999. First edition. Uncorrected proof with sample of cover, publisher's "blurb" and a review half sheet (was stapled to front cover). Other than the staple holes and a touch of soiling, fine in printed paperwraps.

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ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies. Paul Leland Haworth. ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First edition. Illustrated with 44 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and tissue-protected frontispiece. Includes an appendix by John Finlay entitled "A Voyage of Discovery: From the Rocky Mountain Portage in Peace River to the Soruces of Finlay's Branch and Northwestward, Summer, 1824." Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Good or better with covers lightly scuffed, spine ends beginning to fray, spine shaken but binding still holding, small contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, and a few small marginal stains.

[Book #52628]       Price: $60.00
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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne, By Annie Fields. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
Boston: Small, Maynard & Co. 1899. First edition. Part of the Beacon Biographies of Eminent Authors series, edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe, this work includes the first appearance of many of Hawthorne's letters. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Fields to Elizabeth Fairchild. Annie Fields was the wife of the publisher and author, James T. Fields. She and James were friends of Hawthorne, as well as of other literary notables of their day. Intricately engraved frontispiece and title page; top edge gilt. Very good with minor rubbing to the edges, most noticeably at the spine ends and corners, still an attractive copy.

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THE AMBITIOUS GUEST. Nathaniel Hawthorne. THE AMBITIOUS GUEST.
Tokyo: The Kobundo Press, [no-date]. Scarce edition, not in Clark. Near fine in flexible boards; in dust jacket with light soiling and minor edge wear.

[Book #30058]       Price: $100.00
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THE MARBLE FAUN: Or the Romance of Monte Beni. Nathaniel Hawthorne. THE MARBLE FAUN: Or the Romance of Monte Beni.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First U.S. edition, early printing (not the first), with ads dated March 1860. Two volumes. Good or better with name plate pasted in each volume, cloth nicked at spine ends and shallow strip missing along top edge rear board volume one,

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THE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. Nathaniel Hawthorne. THE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
New York: The Caxton Club, No-date. Nine volume set in dark green cloth with red labels on spines. One of 1,000 copies. Includes Twice Told Tales; Mosses from an Old Manse; The Scarlet Letter; The House of the Seven Gables; Grandfather's Chair; A Wonder Book; Tanglewood Tales; The Blithedale Romance and The Marble Faun. A nice, albeit plain, binding, on good paper. Minor cover wear but still very good or better. The nine volumes are numbered sequentially one through nine but as we are not familiar with this particular set of works and there is no indication of how many volumes in total, we're not sure if it's complete.

[Book #33431]       Price: $150.00
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THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT. Joseph Hayes. THE HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED & SIGNED: "To Dr. Allan Berne - Allen with cordial good wishes-----Joseph Hayes 7 Oct. 58". Slight offset on endpaper behind inscription, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears, one very small chip and a small skined spot on spine fold.

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WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO? Sparkle Hayter. WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO?
(New York): Soho, (1994). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine advance reading copy in blue paperwraps.

[Book #20262]       Price: $50.00
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WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO? Sparkle Hayter. WHAT'S A GIRL GOTTA DO?
(New York): Soho, (1994). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #28706]       Price: $60.00
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BLUNT DARTS. Jeremiah Healy. BLUNT DARTS.
New York: Walker and Company, (1984). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Spine slightly faded and faint stain on front cover, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with just a touch of minor rubbing. A very bright, attractive copy.

[Book #30438]       Price: $125.00
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THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004. Seamus Heaney. THE DOOR STANDS OPEN: Czeslaw Milosz 1911-2004.
Dublin: Irish Writers Center, 2005. First edition. Number 8 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes two poems and an essay written by Seamus Heaney in memory of Milosz. Designed by Pawel Tryzno and printed partially on Zanders Zeta paper and partially on handwoven paper by the Book Art Museum, Lodz, Poland. The book has stainless steel covers and comes in a prepared mixed-media wrap featuring a silkscreen collage of articles published in Polish newspapers in the days following Milosz's death. Housed in an elaborate, folding, black-cardstock case with dripping black-ink design on one edge and author's name in silver on front. There were another 50 copies in the special deluxe edition in an even more intricate housing. Fine. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

[Book #50591]       Price: $1,500.00
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FIELD WORK. Seamus Heaney. FIELD WORK.
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1979). First U.S. edition A book of poems. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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POEMS 1965-1975: Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North. Seamus Heaney. POEMS 1965-1975: Death of a Naturalist; Door into the Dark; Wintering Out; North.
New York: Farrar, Straus Giroux, (1980). First edition. Includes his first four books. Minor mark to rear board, otherwise fine. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE SOUNDS OF RAIN. Seamus Heaney. THE SOUNDS OF RAIN.
[Atlanta]: Emory University, 1988. First edition. One of 300 unnumbered copies. Privately printed at the Shadowy Waters Press to mark the inauguration of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. A fine copy in publisher’s envelope. ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES, THIS ONE IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE.

[Book #53644]       Price: $250.00
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THE LOST CAVERN And Other Tales of the Fantastic. H. F. Heard. THE LOST CAVERN And Other Tales of the Fantastic.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1948). First edition. Near fine in very good dust jacket with one-inch splits at bottom of rear flap and spine folds neatly repaired on verso with archival tape. Still attractive.

[Book #49274]       Price: $50.00
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OCCIDENTAL GLEANINGS: Sketches and Essays Now First Collected by Albert Mordell. Lafcadio Hearn, Koizumi Yakumo. OCCIDENTAL GLEANINGS: Sketches and Essays Now First Collected by Albert Mordell.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1925. First edition. Two-volume set in the rare, original slipcase. A stunning set, almost as new. Bright and fine in the white dust jackets with only the lightest smudging to the spines. The slipcase shows general light soiling and wear to the open edges, but the printed label on top edge is fine. A remarkable set, rare in this condition and in the original slipcase.

[Book #49673]       Price: $600.00
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LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS. Lafcadio Hearn, Edward Larocque Tinker. LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1924. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies SIGNED by Tinker, who also designed and illustrated the volume. Although Tinker is credited as the author, this work includes the first book appearance of over 30 articles by Hearn. Cloth spine and front edges, with patterned paper boards. The boards show some minor wear on top and bottom Very good with top page edges foxed, front endpaper removed and cloth edges lightly rubbed. Assume issued without dust jacket.

[Book #34446]       Price: $200.00
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THE JAPANESE LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Lafcadio Hearn, Elizabeth Bisland. THE JAPANESE LETTERS OF LAFCADIO HEARN.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co. (1910). First trade edition. The book was also issued in a limited edition of 200 copies. Very minor cover wear, otherwise fine in a very good, age-darkened dust jacket with shallow chips on corners and spine ends, except for the one at top of spine which is about three-quarters of an inch and affects "cadio" in spine title. A rare dust jacket. RARE DUSTWRAPPER.

[Book #39883]       Price: $250.00
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NOW AND ANOTHER TIME. Shelby Hearon. NOW AND ANOTHER TIME.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1976. First edition. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket with two inconspicuous tears.

[Book #29810]       Price: $50.00
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BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America. William Least Heat-Moon. BLUE HIGHWAYS: A Journey Into America.
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown & Co. (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED with a quote from the book and SIGNED by the author on the title page. A travel chronicle, illustrated with personal photos, of the author's journey to follow the paths of his ancestors. Uncorrected proof, fine in paperwraps with ink notations of pagination and other changes, and title written in ink on bottom page edges.

[Book #47723]       Price: $125.00
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BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago. Ben Hecht. BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. More stories from Hecht's early days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News, a continuation of sorts of his first book,1001 AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO (1922). Hecht was known for his chronicles of high and low life in Chicago, New York and Hollywood in novels, short stories, plays and a stream of memoirs, as well as for his award-winning work as a screenwriter (he won the very first Academy Award for original screenplay for "Underworld" in 1927 and worked on the screenplays for many classics). Octavo patterned-cloth boards; black cloth spine stamped in green; top edge appears to have been green (now faded). Spine a bit dulled otherwise very good to near fine; in good to very good dust jacket with significant chipping to spine ends, though not affecting any lettering. A scarce book that is scarce to rare in jacket.

[Book #54682]       Price: $450.00
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AUBADE. Anthony Hecht. AUBADE.
[Colorado Springs]: The Press at Colorado College, 2004. First edition. Hecht's final published poem, an "aubade" -- a morning love song, traditionally "from a door or window to a sleeping woman," according to Wikipedia -- printed for Hecht's reading at Colorado College on October 14, 2004, just one week before his death on October 21, the day the poem appeared in the New York Review of Books. Oblong sheet, deckled on right edge only; 21 x 9.75", folded twice to make four pages and cover flap. Finely printed, at The Press at Colorado College which "is structured like an art laboratory" according to their website, in marbled blues and white above a crop of yellow and orange discs, reminiscent of night flowing into dawn (or perhaps vice versa). Fine. A MORNING LOVE SONG, HIS FINAL PUBLISHED POEM.

[Book #54272]       Price: $200.00
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A JEW IN LOVE. Ben Hecht. A JEW IN LOVE.
New York: Covici Freide, (1931). First edition, second issue, with 32 lines on page 306. Very good with spine sunned; in an amost very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling, shallow chipping and short closed tears.

[Book #29207]       Price: $100.00
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THE GREAT MAGOO. Ben. Fowler Hecht, Gene. THE GREAT MAGOO.
Rosse, Herman. (New York: Covici Freide, 1933). First edition. A play in three acts and 8 scenes by Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler, with decorations in full color by Herman Rosse. Light shelfwear, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with light edge rubbing, a 3/4" by 1/4" chip in upper front panel (affecting the "E" and G" in title), slight tanning to edges of flaps and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips. Still, a bright, attractive copy.

[Book #34054]       Price: $125.00
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