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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEIGH HUNT. Leigh Hunt, J. E. Morpurgo. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEIGH HUNT.
London: The Cresset Press, (1948). First of this edition. Originally published in 1860 and still considered one of the best autobiographies written. Edited and with an introduction and notes by J. E. Morpurgo. Fine in dust jacket.

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PAPERMAKING: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft. Dard Hunter. PAPERMAKING: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. Second edition, revised and enlarged. A complete new printing of the 1942 edition. A comprehensive history of papermaking from its invention in China and use in other Oriental countries to its introduction in Europe. The barest rubbing on tips, otherwise in a crisp dust jacket with 1/5th of the top spine missing and smaller chips on the corners and bottom of spine.

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APG 110.3 (2004). Zora Neale Hurston. APG 110.3 (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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SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings. J. M. Hutchings. SCENES OF WONDER AND CURIOSITY IN CALIFORNIA: Illustrated by Ninety-two Well Executed Engravings.
San Francisco: Hutchings & Rosenfield, (1860). First edition. Black cloth boards decoratively blindstamped, gilt lettered spine. Boards visible on edges, corners and hinges but cloth clean, gilt bright and binding still tight; interior shows scattered foxing and staining, mostly confined to margins. Altoghether good with inset engravings almost entirely clear and bright.

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DO WHAT YOU WILL: Essays. Aldous Huxley. DO WHAT YOU WILL: Essays.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. First edition. In this book Huxley predicts that Karl Marx's Proletariat become "a bourgeoisie with oily instead of inky fingers"; compares the first motion picture in which spoken dialogue is heard, "The Jazz Singer," to a "brimming bowl of hog-wash"; and postulates that "monotheism has lost the value which circumstances once gave it. It lacks political utility, and to the individual it is a poison." Cloth covers a little soiled, thin crease (production error) along the back cover, and corners a little bumped, otherwise very good; in very good to near fine slightly soiled cream-colored dust jacket with only minor shelfwear and rear flap fold nicked at top.

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EYELESS IN GAZA. Aldous Huxley. EYELESS IN GAZA.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. First edition. Considered one of his best novels. Nice condition with strong red lettering and solid red top stain; in red dust jacket with a few small closed tears and tiny skinned spots, but completely unfaded and bright.

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LEDA. Aldous Huxley. LEDA.
New York: George H. Doran Co. [no-date]. First U.S. edition, published in 1920. About very good with cover sunned and rubbed, light soiling and scattered foxing, name on first free endpaper.

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ON THE MARGIN. Aldous Huxley. ON THE MARGIN.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1923. First edition. The cloth and spine label near fine with only the barest wear and light offsetting near hinges; in a near fine, unchipped dust jacket with a tiny skinned area on front cover affecting the edge of the letters "R" and "G" in title. Extra spine label tipped in (at rear).

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TEXTS & PRETEXTS: An Anthology with Commentaries. Aldous Huxley. TEXTS & PRETEXTS: An Anthology with Commentaries.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. Near fine with faint offset to endpapers near hinges and spine ends a little faded and shelf-worn; in near fine, unchipped dust jacket showing minor aging but still very nice and bright.

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BACK STREET NEW WORLDS: A Look at Immigrants in Britain. Elspeth Huxley. BACK STREET NEW WORLDS: A Look at Immigrants in Britain.
Toronto: Chatto & Windus, (1964). First edition. Fine in slightly soiled dust jacket.

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MURDER ON SAFARI. Elspeth Huxley. MURDER ON SAFARI.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. First American edition. Very good with minor aging and wear and a small notch at bottom of first 30 pages (about a quarter inch high and an eighth inch wide). Lacking dust jacket but with a new FACSIMILE jacket.

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THE RED FOX. Anthony Hyde. THE RED FOX.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with light crease in front panel.

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NOWHERE WITH MUSIC. Jack Iams. NOWHERE WITH MUSIC.
New York and Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co. 1938. First edition. Nina Day, at Princeton with a boy she finds boring, meets a campus poet. She marries the boor in order to support herself, her grandfather and the poet, and off they go to Europe. The poet joins the Communist Party. When Gramps dies she returns home and the poet finds happiness with a gay artist. Interesting book for the 1930's. Near fine in a yellow wrap-around dust jacket with chipping on corners, head of spine and a larger one (I/2 inch high by 4 inches long) at top of back panel.

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REEDS AND MUD. Vicente Blasco Ibanez. REEDS AND MUD.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1928). First U.S. edition. Translated from the the Spanish by Isaac Goldberg. An unconventional love story set in a Spanish fishing village. Fine in dust jacket with wrap-around band: "The Dutton Book of the Month for April." Hard to believe one could find a better copy. Only the barest wear and two short closed tears on folds.

[Book #41854]       Price: $200.00
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LITTLE EYOLF. Henrik Ibsen. LITTLE EYOLF.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1894. First U.S. edition of the William Archer translation. One of 500 copies on small paper. Originally published in Norwegian. Very good with decorated covers lightly rubbed, light soiling and wear on spine ends and tips.

[Book #39683]       Price: $100.00
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THREE TRAPPED TIGERS. G. Cabrera Infante. THREE TRAPPED TIGERS.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1971). First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED on half-title page. Translated from the Cuban by Donald Gardner and Suzanne Jill Levine in collaboration with the author. Spine ends a little tender, top edge of boards slightly sunned, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

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COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA. William Inge. COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. A very nice copy of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Shirley Booth won both the Tony and an Oscar for her performances in the play and the film. Fine in dust jacket with a few closed tears and a minute chip on top edge. One of the nicest copies we've seen in years.

[Book #42921]       Price: $250.00
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THE VAN GELDER PAPERS: And other sketches. John T. Irving. THE VAN GELDER PAPERS: And other sketches.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1887. First edition. INSCRIBED by author to his daughter on title page. Very good copy with minor edgewear to spine and few faint stain to top of front cover.

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APG 045.4 (2004). John Irving. APG 045.4 (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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CIDER HOUSE RULES. John Irving. CIDER HOUSE RULES.
New York: Wm. Morrow, (1985). First edition thus. One of 795 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies of which 750 copies were for sale. Printed by Morrow for the Book-of-the-Month Club. Touch of light soiling at head of spine, otherwise fine in cloth covered slipcase which shows some wear at corners. Nice production in buckram cloth boards with top edge gilt; larger than the other editions. Fine in acetate dust jacket and slipcase, as issued.

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THE FOURTH HAND. John Irving. THE FOURTH HAND.
New York: Random House, (2001). First edition. Uncorrected proof, near fine or better in glossy white paperwraps with Random House logo patterned across.

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THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE. John Irving. THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1981). First edition of his fifth novel, SIGNED by Irving. Made into the 1984 film starring Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster. Tiny, very faint spot to front cover otherwise fine in fine dust jacket.

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A SON OF THE CIRCUS. John Irving. A SON OF THE CIRCUS.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1994. First edition. SIGNED limited edition published for members of "The Signed First Edition Society" that precedes the first trade edition. Includes an introductory "special message for the first edition" by Irving. One of an undisclosed number of copies. Fine as issued in full red leather, gilt-decorated boards with raised spine bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, and ribbon place marker.

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A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR. John Irving. A WIDOW FOR ONE YEAR
(London): Bloomsbury, (1998). True first edition, preceding all others. Uncorrected proof, the earliest noted, in gold-colored, printed paperwraps, versus pictorial. Basis for the movie "The Door in the Floor" starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, which Irving co-wrote. Near fine, with just a touch of minor rubbing to tips.

[Book #50809]       Price: $250.00
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: A Novel. John Irving. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP: A Novel.
New York: E. P. Dutton, (1978). First edition. His fourth book and the one that brought him general attention. Made into a wonderful movie starring Robin Williams as T.S. Garp, who sees himself as a "serious" writer, and with a great cast including Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, and Swoosie Kurtz. Fine in dust jacket with touch of rubbing and light finish separation, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54779]       Price: $100.00
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