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APG 113.4 (2011). Jack London. APG 113.4 (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 #22842]       Price: $22.50
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JOHN BARLEYCORN: Or Alcoholic Memoirs. Jack London. JOHN BARLEYCORN: Or Alcoholic Memoirs.
London: Mills & Boon, 1914. First UK edition, advance copy. London's "Alcoholic Memoirs," detailing his enjoyment of drinking and his struggles with alcoholism. (The title is taken from the British folksong "John Barleycorn.") Dark biege paperwraps printed in black on front only. OCLC locates only one other copy of the rare advance issue. Staining to fore edges extending slightly to margins, still quite good. "Advance Copy of JACK LONDON'S remarkable and personal narrative"

[Book #50628]       Price: $750.00
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SMOKE BELLEW. Jack London. SMOKE BELLEW.
New York: The Century Co. 1912. First edition. About very good with spine ends and tips bumped and rubbed, spine slightly rubbed and faded, and title page a bit darkened (assume offset from frontis). Lacking the rare dust jacket.

[Book #55022]       Price: $100.00
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THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North. Jack London. THE SON OF THE WOLF: Tales of the Far North.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co. 1900. First edition of the author's first book. First issue and/or state with extra blanks at front and back; no dots flanking ampersand at base of spine; frontispiece tipped in; comma after "1900" on copyright page; and perfect "e" in "spruce" and "t" in "might" bottom two lines, page 147. Gray cloth boards stamped in silver. Touch of rubbing to silver stamping on spine, otherwise crisp, bright and near fine. With bookplate of the famous collector Clifton Waller Barrett tipped to endpaper. BAL 11869. JACK LONDON'S FIRST BOOK.

[Book #54284]       Price: $3,250.00
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (1894). "Household edition," a nice reprint, bright and clean. Green cloth, beveled edges, all edges gilt, bright gilt to spine and front. Name on front blank, spine edges and corners a little rubbed, otherwise fine.

[Book #50586]       Price: $125.00
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SAMUEL LONGFELLOW: Memoir and Letters. Samuel Longfellow, Joseph May. SAMUEL LONGFELLOW: Memoir and Letters.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1894. First edition. Top edge gilt. Cloth cover shows wear on spine ends and corners, black endpapers a little chipped on back inner hinge, previous owner's name and date on front free page, still good to about very good.

[Book #50074]       Price: $50.00
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APG 187.0 (2007). Anita Loos. APG 187.0 (2007) 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 #43918]       Price: $2.25
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ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. Barry Lopez. ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986). First edition of this National Book Award winner. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #32535]       Price: $60.00
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RIVER NOTES: The Dance of Herons. Barry Lopez. RIVER NOTES: The Dance of Herons.
Kansas City: Andrews & McMeel, (1979). First edition. His fourth book. Fine in dust jacket with two small closed tears backed with clear archival tape.

[Book #42824]       Price: $100.00
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THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS. Pierre Louys. THE TWILIGHT OF THE NYMPHS.
Clara Tice. [No Place]: Pierre Louys Society, 1927. First edition. Limited edtion, #1247/1250. Illustrated by Clara Tice. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. A very good copy with the silver lettering a bit faded but the white cloth remarkably clean.

[Book #49814]       Price: $125.00
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TWO EROTIC TALES Aphrodite/The Songs of Bilitis. Pierre Louys. TWO EROTIC TALES Aphrodite/The Songs of Bilitis.
Evanston, Ill: Evanston Publishing, Inc. (1995). First edition. Publisher's material laid in. Near fine pre-publication review copy, a spiral-bound uncorrected proof. Laid into a proof of the eventual trade cover.

[Book #40275]       Price: $60.00
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LOVECRAFT'S TEENAGE SCHOOL BOOKS WITH HIS HOLOGRAPH NAME AND ADDRESS IN EACH: Three volumes. H. P. Lovecraft. LOVECRAFT'S TEENAGE SCHOOL BOOKS WITH HIS HOLOGRAPH NAME AND ADDRESS IN EACH: Three volumes.
(Providence, RI: Circa 1904-05). Three of Lovecraft’s well-worn school books from his teen years, each with his autograph name "H. P. LOVECRAFT" and address "PROVIDENCE/ R.I." on front endpaper. The first two volumes reveal a general teenage exuberance combined with the joy of having ones own (perhaps newly acquired) set of name and date stamps; whereas the third book, which is not dated by him, shows a more mature and restrained signature, leading us to believe it is from slightly later studies. The three books are A HAND-BOOK OF CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY, CHRONOLOGY, MYTHOLOGY, AND ANTIQUITIES (By T. P. and W. F. Allen; Boston: 1861), with Lovecraft’s signature and address as described above and date, also in his hand, "May 6, 1904," decoratively underlined (as is his address), and with his name and date stamped beneath. Also with the ownership signature "Franklin C. Clark / Feb. 25th 1865 / Providence RI / Brown University / Class of ‘69" written with a flourish the young Lovecraft seems to be emulate herein. "Franklin C. Clark (1847 - 1915) .... married LILLIAN DELORA PHILLIPS, WITH WHOM LOVECRAFT HAD LIVED illian Delora Phillips (1856-1932) in 1902; they had no children. She was the aunt of the CELEBRATED HORROR AUTHOR HOWARD P. LOVECRAFT (1890-1937), who CITED DR. CLARK'S ERUDITION AS AN EARLY INFLUENCE" (Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts Collection web page for the Franklin C. Clark Papers). Also with brief note to text on p.83, presumably in Lovecraft's hand. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GREEK LANGUAGE (by Asahel C. Kendrick; New York: 1846), with Lovecraft’s signature and address as described above and street address, also in his hand, "598 Angell St.," and with his name and date "Aug 31 1905" stamped on endpaper and on title page. Also with Lovecraft's penciled notes in Latin on front and rear pastedowns which appear to compare Latin to Greek and German (with the former fairing better than either of the latter in the comparison), and with a few words in Greek we won’t attempt. AND WITH LOVECRAFT’S HOME-MADE INDEX TO VOCABULARY SECTION pages [145] to [174] -- a penciled Greek alphabet running vertically down page [145] and fore edges pp.[147]-172 trimmed in varying lengths to create 14 tabs which Lovecraft has labeled accordingly, and with HIS PENCILED NOTE on page [174], "THIS BOOK WAS INDEXED BY HP LOVECRAFT SUN SEP 24 1905." And, last but not least, as they say, EXCERPTA EX SCRIPTIS PUBLII OVIDII NASONIS [Excerpts from the Writings of Ovid] (by B. A. Gould; Boston; 1848), with Lovecraft’s autograph name and full address, including "U.S.A." in a more mature hand and with Lovecraft’s extensive translation (?) notes to the first four sections of the book (pages 15 to 58). This final volume is in good condition; the other two are fair--the spine is missing entirely from one and partially from the other--but all three are otherwise complete. SCHOOL BOOKS FROM A CRUCIAL PERIOD IN LOVECRAFT'S YOUTH.

[Book #53817]       Price: $3,500.00
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THE SHUNNED HOUSE. H. P. Lovecraft. THE SHUNNED HOUSE.
Athol, Mass. W. Paul Cook / The Recluse Press, 1928. First edition sheets, one of only 100 copies bound by Arkam House in 1961 of Lovecraft's first book of fiction. W. Paul Cook planned to publish "Shunned House" in the first issue of his magazine, The Recluse, but in 1928 he printed approximately 300 sets of sheets with an introduction by Frank Belknap for a separate book edition instead. He neither published nor bound the sheets. In 1934, Robert Barlow (later to be Lovecraft's literary executor) reportedly received 225 copies of the sheets, distributing around 50 over the next few years, some unbound and others in various bindings. Arkham House subsequently obtained approximately 150 useable sets of sheets and issued 50 unbound copies circa 1959 and 100 in black cloth boards in 1961, this being one of the copies in black cloth boards. State "A" of the copyright cancel label per Currey. Slim, small octavo black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine. Near fine with tiny scratch to bottom front board and spine lettering rubbed as usual but still wholly readable. Issued without dust jacket. [Joshi 1-A-5. Currey C(2)]. LOVECRAFT'S FIRST BOOK.

[Book #53840]       Price: $7,500.00
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THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRY: With Illustrations from Old English Writers. Mark Antony Lower. THE CURIOSITIES OF HERALDRY: With Illustrations from Old English Writers.
London: John Russell Smith, 1845. First edition. With numerous wood engravings from designs by the author. In the original red, decoratively blind-stamped boards with gilt-stamped design on front and back and more elaborately on spine. 24 pages of publisher's ads bound in at end. Lacking chromolithograph half-title page, otherwise about very good with covers lightly spotted and soiled, small tear to cloth at base of spine, bookplate (Alan K. Dolliver) on front pastedown, and offset to Appendix B apparently from item previously laid in.

[Book #52570]       Price: $250.00
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APG 202.0 (2007). Malcolm Lowry. APG 202.0 (2007) 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 #43919]       Price: $3.00
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ULTRAMARINE. Malcolm Lowry. ULTRAMARINE.
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1963). First Canadian edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST book. Originally published by Jonathan Cape in 1933, this edition reflects revisions Lowry made before his death and contains a new introduction by his widow, Margerie Lowry. Name and address stamp on front free endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with light edge rubbing.

[Book #30992]       Price: $60.00
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DOWN THE SKY: An Entertainment. E. V. Lucas. DOWN THE SKY: An Entertainment.
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1930. First U.S. edition. ". . . how often you and I/ Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky." --William Cory. Light foxing on top edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket a bit faded on spine with a few tiny chips. A nice copy.

[Book #41615]       Price: $60.00
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APG 102.3 (2004). Robert Ludlum. APG 102.3 (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 #22843]       Price: $5.25
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THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE. Robert Ludlum. THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE.
New York & Cleveland: World Publishing Co. (1971). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good with pages slightly age darkened, light soiling, some minor shelf wear and a light scuff on both front and rear cover. Lacking acetate dust jacket.

[Book #36356]       Price: $60.00
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BLONDIE ISCARIOT. Edgar Lustgarten. BLONDIE ISCARIOT.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First edition, precedes the UK edition. Spine ends slightly rubbed, top edges lightly foxed and front cover slightly soiled, still very good or better in bright dust jacket with some rubbing, edgewear and a few closed tears.

[Book #28823]       Price: $60.00
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A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems. George MacDonald. A HIDDEN LIFE: And Other Poems.
New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co. 1872. First U.S. edition. Royal blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and design. Good or better with covers rubbed but gilt still relatively bright and binding still tight.

[Book #52537]       Price: $250.00
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LILITH: A Romance. George MacDonald. LILITH: A Romance.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. First edition. Fantasy novel [Blieler 351]. 8vo, black cloth, gilt spine lettering, patterned endpapers printed in light blue, untrimmed; 32-page publisher's catalog dated March, 1895, at rear. A good, solid copy with cloth at spine ends mostly chipped away, boards exposed at corners, an inexpertly mended split in the rear spine gutter, scattered foxing to page edges, and light stain on front pastedown through to verso of front free endpaper. Scarce.

[Book #55053]       Price: $450.00
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MALCOLM: A Romance. George MacDonald. MALCOLM: A Romance.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1875. First U.S. edition. Green cloth boards with gilt-lettered spine; text printed in double columns. A good, tight copy with flaking to cloth on boards and gutters due to old insect damage but spine relatively unscathed, small nick to front cover fore edge, name on front endpaper, few small creases and smudges to pages.

[Book #52644]       Price: $200.00
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WHAT'S MINE'S MINE. George Macdonald. WHAT'S MINE'S MINE.
Boston: D. Lothrop & Company, (1886). First US edition. Very good with hinge paper starting in the front, light foxing to endpapers, covers lightly soiled and rubbed, most noticeably at spine ends and corners, and few small tears to base of spine. The multi-colored decorations and gold lettering on the cloth binding is still bright and vibrant.

[Book #51456]       Price: $200.00
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APG 143.5 (2011). John D. MacDonald. APG 143.5 (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 #22844]       Price: $13.00
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