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THE FIRST BOOK OF RHYTHMS. Langston Hughes. THE FIRST BOOK OF RHYTHMS.
London: Edmund Ward, (1964). First edition by this publisher. Originally published by Franklin Watts in the U.S. in 1954 and by Bailey & Swinfen in London in 1956. It appears that Edmund Ward took this series over from Bailey & Swinfen in the early 60s and reissued their back catalog. Spine ends lightly bumped otherwise fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed creasing a few light stains.

[Book #54862]       Price: $60.00
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SIMPLE SPEAKS HIS MIND. Langston Hughes. SIMPLE SPEAKS HIS MIND.
(New York): Simon & Schuster, (1950). First edition. Green cloth boards with black and gilt lettering, top edge stained black. Good to very good with spotting to rear board and gutters, lower edges shelfworn, and small light stain to fore edge front fly leaf. In somewhat darkened and soiled dust jacket with chipping to spine ends affecting edges of publisher's name.

[Book #52624]       Price: $60.00
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A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA: In Life and Letters Magazine. Richard Hughes. A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA: In Life and Letters Magazine.
(London: Curwen and Sons, 1929). First appearance in print, a slightly abridged version preceding the first edition of the book. Being the whole issue of the monthly journal "Life and Letters" edited by Desmond McCarthy (Volume III, Number 15, August 1929). Basis for the 1965 motion picture starring Anthony Quinn and James Coburn. Small name stamp of John H. Barnes on cover. Tips nicked and covers a little darkened, otherwise near fine.

[Book #54881]       Price: $50.00
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WODWO. Ted Hughes. WODWO.
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). First edition. Prize-winning poet Anthony Hecht's copy with his ownership signature on the front endpaper. A PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Hughes, "To Tony/ in Memoriam/ from Ted/ 13 July 1967." This was Hughes first book of poems after wife Sylvia Plath's death from suicide in 1963 -- we assume the "in Memoriam" is for her, as she and Hecht were very close friends, which is clearly indicated by her intimate letters to him. Plath and Hecht met while both were teaching at Smith College (1956-1962), where Hughes also taught. After Plath's death, Hughes and Hecht continued to be friends and each man went on to win numerous awards and to become the Poet Laureate of their country. Ted Hughes was known to greatly admired Hecht, calling him "one of the most accomplished of his extremely accomplished generation." The book is crisp and fine with only very minor wear; in a near fine, lightly age-toned dust jacket with slightly darkened spine and a few tiny nicks. An early, important association copy between two poets who went on to become highly esteemed in each other's countries as well as their own. IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY.

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WOLFWATCHING. Ted Hughes. WOLFWATCHING.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1990). First U.S. edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in gray paperwraps with publisher's letter laid in.

[Book #30867]       Price: $60.00
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VICTOR HUGO'S ORATION ON VOLTAIRE: Delivered at Paris May 30, 1878 the One-Hundredth Anniversary of His Death. Victor Hugo. VICTOR HUGO'S ORATION ON VOLTAIRE: Delivered at Paris May 30, 1878 the One-Hundredth Anniversary of His Death.
Portland, ME: Smith & Sale, 1899. Originally published in 1833. First edition thus: privately printed by Smith & Sale. Although not designated as such in the book, the printing was done for Hubbard "H. W." Bryant, a good friend of Thomas B. Mosher's. There are three introductions: one by James Parton, the translator; one signed "T. B. W."; and one that is unsigned. We wonder if the introduction signed "T. B. W." is by Mosher, as his introduction to his own 4th edition of Francis Thompson's THE HOUND OF HEAVEN was signed as such. Pale olive sewn paperwraps printed in black on front; 19 pages on untrimmed handmade paper; most leaves uncut. The extremely fragile paper covers are splitting at spine fold and show few small chips and tears, otherwise near fine. Scarce to rare. MOSER INTRODUCTION?

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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. Victor Hugo. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
New York;: A. L. Burt, [c. 1923]. First edition thus, the FIRST PHOTOPLAY EDITION. Illustrated with four full-page stills from the 1923 Universal film directed by Wallace Worsley and starring Lon Chaney as the hunchback, Quasimodo. Spine lettering faded a bit otherwise very good or better; in about very good dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends not affecting any lettering.

[Book #54695]       Price: $300.00
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THE MISER'S WILL. Fergus Hume. THE MISER'S WILL.
London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd. 1903. Scarce first edition. Small blindstamp for W. H. Smith & Co., a subscription library, on front endpaper. 8vo. red cloth boards stamped in gilt on spine and in blind on front. Few light cover stains otherwise about very good with endpapers cracked at hinges (but hinges still tight).

[Book #28703]       Price: $100.00
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MARTIN'S HUNDRED. Ivor Noel Hume. MARTIN'S HUNDRED.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. First edition. The history of the discovery of a 1619 "lost" British settlement in Virginia. The book is fine with poignant pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #47156]       Price: $60.00
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NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH. Josephine Humphreys. NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH.
New York: Viking, (2000). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Nelson -- Josephine Humphreys." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43085]       Price: $50.00
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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.

[Book #49522]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #37709]       Price: $100.00
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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.
[Book #22821]       Price: $3.00
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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.

[Book #53322]       Price: $150.00
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ALDOUS HUXLEY. Aldous Huxley, By Jocelyn Brooke. ALDOUS HUXLEY.
London: Longman's Green and Co. 1954. First edition. Writers and Their Works: No. 55; includes bibliographical checklist. Ownership stamp at head of half-title page. About very good in tanned paperwraps.

[Book #37945]       Price: $20.00
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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.

[Book #49663]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #45490]       Price: $300.00
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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.

[Book #29051]       Price: $50.00
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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).

[Book #49558]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #49559]       Price: $125.00
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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.

[Book #29868]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #48096]       Price: $125.00
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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.

[Book #36200]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #39874]       Price: $125.00
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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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