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WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. WHEN BLOOD IS THEIR ARGUMENT: An Analysis of Prussian Culture.
New York and London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1915. First edition [Harvey A49]. "A lively, personal, and extremely persuasive indictment of modern Prussianism" (Daily Telegraph). INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For George Keating / Ford Madox Ford." After Ford's heart attack in 1931 left him broke, Keating offered to pay his way to New York and acted as an advisor on which publishers he should approach. Keating, an executive in a paper company, eventually amassed a large collection of Conradiana, which he donated to Yale University. Laid in is a TLS from Keating to Ford biographer/literary critic Thomas Moser relating a story about Yale and Ford. It reads in part, "I can tell you a funny story regarding Ford. I gave . . . practically a complete [Ford] collection to the university and they later asked me if I would ask Ford to give a talk . . . . [after making arrangements for the talk and not hearing from them] I called them . . . only to learn that they had changed their mind and then they had the gall to add, did I think Ford would autograph the set of first editions I had given them. I told them very bluntly I did not....." Keating goes on to relate an offer of assistance he made to Joseph Conrad's son, Borys, in a cable to his wife, "I cabled Mrs. Conrad, offering to make full restitution to the injured party so that his father's name would not suffer and I have some place on file the cable advising, 'nothing can be done--grateful thanks--Conrad' or words to that effect. At one time or another in all our lives, there arises something that we deeply regret and would never repeat doing, and I felt this was true of Borys' act." Red cloth lettered in black on front cover and spine. Light shelf wear and spine slightly toned, still very good. INSCRIBED TO A BENEFACTOR, WITH INTERESTING AND ILLUMINATING TYPED LETTER SIGNED LAID IN.

[Book #53793]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE YOUNG LOVELL: A Romance. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE YOUNG LOVELL: A Romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1913. First edition. Not published in the U.S. 32 pages of publisher's ads at rear, as called for [Harvey, A41]. In his entry for this book, Harvey quotes a letter from Ford effusing over YOUNG LOVELL as "a pretty big and serious historical work, rather like 'Fifth Queen' " but goes on to note that years later Ford himself omitted it from his list when proposing a collected edition of his works. Good only with evidence of damp stain to rear board, ads at rear darkened, covers showing some staining and wear, and light foxing on prelims and page edges.

[Book #53757]       Price: $200.00
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THE GOOD SOLDIER. Ford Madox Ford, Ford Madox Hueffer. THE GOOD SOLDIER.
New York / London: John Lane / Bodley Head, 1915. First edition, American issue. One of his most famous and most scarce works, a novel set before World War I chronicling the tragic lives of two couples using intricate flashbacks. Provenance, R. P Blackmur, poet, critic and teacher, with his blind-stamps to heads of front free endpaper and half-title pages. Light wear to corners and spine tips, spine lettering a bit dulled but readable otherwise very good lacking dust jacket. 1972 TLS on Cornell University Department of English letterhead to "Dearest Bibsy" from "Daddy" with family and departmental gossip and explanation of the book's value, "Maybe you can sell it some day at Parke-Benet and buy one of your grandchildren a sailboat" (but not all of them, alas). ALS from "Mother" on verso witih a bit more family and departmental gossip. ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS & MOST SCARCE WORKS.

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ROCK SPRINGS: Stories. Richard Ford. ROCK SPRINGS: Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. SIGNED by the prize-winning author. Light staining to half-title page, otherwise would be fine in dust jacket.

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APG 019.4 (2004). C. S. Forester. APG 019.4 (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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GOLD FROM CRETE Ten Stories. C. S. Forester. GOLD FROM CRETE Ten Stories.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1970). First edition, preceding the UK edition. Fine in nice, bright dust jacket lightly soiled on rear panel.

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SINGLE-HANDED. C. S. Forester. SINGLE-HANDED.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1929. First U.S. edition. Published in UK as BROWN ON RESOLUTION. "'Single-Handed' is blood and thunder, but the blood is real and the thunder, the thunder of the twelve inch guns" --Dublin Evening Mail. Brown, trapped on the most remote island of the Galapagos, has the odds against him. A precursor to Forester's Hornblower novels of the sea. Narrow offset on endpapers, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with wear on corners and spine ends, tiny hole at bottom of front panel, and tape reinforcement to verso of spine ends.

[Book #40088]       Price: $600.00
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NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER. C. S. Forester, John Forester. NOVELIST AND STORYTELLER: THE LIFE OF C. S. FORESTER.
(Lemon Grove, Calif): John Forester, (2000). First edition. A biography written by his son. Number 103 of 250 SIGNED copies. Two volumes, each SIGNED and numbered and each INSCRIBED, "For --- with best wishes. John Forester." Two large 8vo volumes in glossy pictorial paperwraps. 826 pages including index. Although the stated limitation is 250 copies, it's possible that not all of these self-published volumes were produced or sold. We've never handled a copy before, and were not aware of the book's existence. Light wear on corners, a light spot on page edges and a triangular spot on top. Scarce.

[Book #41859]       Price: $450.00
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A TOUR THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA. A. S. Forrest. A TOUR THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA.
New York: James Pott, [1915]. First American edition. Pictorial red cloth stamped in white, green and gilt. 355 pages with maps and 145 illustrations by the author. Top edge gilt. Assume first American, as sheets were printed in England. Foxing on endpapers, previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise nice bright copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #45585]       Price: $125.00
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THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS: And Other Stories. E. M. Forster. THE CELESTIAL OMNIBUS: And Other Stories.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1923. Second edition. Publisher's book list for the "16th Season, Fall, 1923" laid in. Very good or better with lower front corner slightly bumped, and page edges and cloth lightly soiled; in dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and shallow chipping.

[Book #29087]       Price: $100.00
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MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography. E. M. Forster. MARIANNE THORNTON: A Domestic Biography.
London: Edward Arnold Ltd. (1956). First edition. Illustrated with portraits. A remarkable, loving biography of his great aunt based on copious family papers (some transcribed by Marianne herself at a young age), diaries, and letters -- including several to Forster written while she was in her late 80's and he was not yet 8 years old. Endpapers tanned along hinges, otherwise crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with rear corners just barely nicked and only one tiny tear.

[Book #54885]       Price: $75.00
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LO! Charles Fort. LO!
Alexander King. New York: Claude Kendall, (1931). First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted among its followers such literary luminaries of the day as Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Ben Hecht, Alexander Woollcott and H. L. Mencken. Illustrated with 12 full-page plates by Alexander King. Charles Hoy Fort (1874-1932) studied and wrote about anomalous phenomena, inspiring and influencing numerous science fiction writers with his tales of strange happenings. An unusually fine copy with just a touch of rubbing to the fragile yellow spine stamping; in a bright, near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #54762]       Price: $2,750.00
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THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain. Hugh W. Foster. THE DILLINGHAMS OF HAWAI'I: Links in an Island Chain.
(San Francisco): Norfolk Press, (2011). First edition. One of 100 copies published primarily for the family. SIGNED by the author. Foster, a member of the family, writes a history of Walter Dillingham (1875-1963) who was born in Honolulu during the Kingdom of Hawaii. Walter's father, Benjamin Dillingham, founded the Oahu Railway and Land Company. His mother was Emma Louise Smith, daughter of missionary Lowell Smith, who arrived in Hawaii in 1830. Walter first worked as a clerk for his father, then managed the Dowsett Company and founded Hawaiian Dredging Company. In 1904, while his father was hospitalized, he managed the company. In 1909, he constructed a dry dock at Pearl Harbor which eventually became part of the US Navy base. He also enlarged the ports of Kahului and Hilo; drained the wetlands of Waikiki in the early 1920s; and created the Ala Wai Canal on whose banks the Hawaii Convention Center was built. In 1948, Dillingham Airfield, a small Air Force base near Mokuleia, Hawaii was named for Walter's son, Captain Henry Gaylord Dillingham, a B-29 pilot who was killed in action over Kawasaki, Japan, on July 25, 1945. In 1961, his son Lowell Smith Dillingham (1911-1987) merged the remains of the Oahu Railway and Land Company and the Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Company to form the Dillingham Corporation. It was sold to private investors in 1983. The book, for the first time, tells the story of this complex man, his forbearers and his family. Quoting such primary sources as his own letters and speches, the memories of others and the opinion of those who are still alive and knew him best. The history of the Dillingham family in many ways reflects the history of Hawaii. 405 pages, including 11 pages of notes to the text; a bibliography; list of personal interviews; and a chronology. Illustrated with family photographs. New in dust jacket. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES.

[Book #52362]       Price: $175.00
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THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. Gene Fowler, , Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play
New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Illustrated with photographs from the movie. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay to published in book form, certainly among the very earliest. INSCRIBED TO A MAJOR BOOK COLLECTOR BY FOWLER, "To that assidious and clever collector, and my friend as well, Earle Bernheimer. Gene Fowler 1947." Bernheimer was part owner of a film company and a patron of Robert Frost (he arranged over the years to pay Frost a kind of stipend for whatever he cared to send him from month to month -- be it drafts, proofs or wastebasket shavings). Illustrated with stills from the movie starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum and featuring Adolphe Menjou. Very good or better in good dust jacket with a few chips and spine a little darkened and with closed tears backed with acid free archival clear tape,

[Book #54677]       Price: $450.00
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WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER. William W. Fowler. WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER.
Syracuse: Watson Gill, 1881. Later printing. The first was in 1876. A history of the heroism, adventures, captivities, trials, and noble lives and deaths of the "Pioneer Mothers of the Republic." 527 pages with numerous illustrated engravings. Original cloth with decorted gilt lettering showing minor wear and foxing but still very good.

[Book #41800]       Price: $100.00
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APG 156.2 (2004). John Fowles. APG 156.2 (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 COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1963). First American edition of his first book. Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

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THE COLLECTOR. John Fowles. THE COLLECTOR.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1963). First edition of his first book. An uncorrected proof copy. INSCRIBED to "Clive Hirschhorn / With best wishes. John Fowles." A story of the abduction and imprisonment of a woman, told first from the abductor's viewpoint, then from hers, and then back to him in the last few pages. Clive Hirschhorn is a South African writer and critic who moved to London in 1963. He is known for his long tenure as film and theater critic for the British Sunday Express newspaper and as the author of several well-received books about the film industry and its stars. He was also a serious book collector whose highspots were put at auction in 2012, including this one. And someone we always enjoyed having drinks or dinner with when we were in London. Light green paperwraps with the Cape-logo design. About fine in a specially made clamshell box. INSCRIBED PROOF.

[Book #52416]       Price: $2,500.00
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A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND. John Fox, Jr. A KNIGHT OF THE CUMBERLAND.
F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. First edition. Illustrated by F. C. Yohn. Red cloth, top edge and lettering gilt. Near fine with light soiling.

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FACES IN THE WATER. Janet Frame. FACES IN THE WATER.
New York: George Braziller, 1961. First edition. Author's second novel. Small stain on front page edges, light foxing on end papers and few small spots on top edge, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with slight edgewear and some very small chips on spine.

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APG 096.3 (2004). Dick Francis. APG 096.3 (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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BANKER. Dick Francis. BANKER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1982). First edition. SIGNED by Francis on half title page. Bottom front corners a little bumped, otherwise very good to fine in near fine dust jacket with only minor wear.

[Book #52767]       Price: $60.00
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BREAK IN. Dick Francis. BREAK IN.
London: Michael Joseph, (1985). First edition. SIGNED on half-title. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52735]       Price: $50.00
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COMEBACK. Dick Francis. COMEBACK.
London: Michael Joseph, (1991). First edition. SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #52413]       Price: $50.00
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THE DANGER. Dick Francis. THE DANGER.
London: Michael Joseph, (1983). First edition. SIGNED "HI --- Dick Francis," on half title page. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny spot of minor edge wear.

[Book #52753]       Price: $50.00
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