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SELF PORTRAIT. Norman Mailer. SELF PORTRAIT.
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A whimsical self portrait. One of 20 SIGNED unnumbered copies of the printer's proofs. 8 x 11 inches on 80 lb. laid text, partially cotton paper with image in red ink with a dark brown border and light tan inner (simulated mat) border. Fine.

[Book #37218]       Price: $50.00
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TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE. Norman Mailer. TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE.
New York: Random House, (1984). First edition. SIGNED by Mailer. A murder novel set in one of the author's home towns, Provincetown. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49025]       Price: $125.00
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A TRANSIT TO NARCISSUS: A Facsimile of the Original Typescript. Norman Mailer. A TRANSIT TO NARCISSUS: A Facsimile of the Original Typescript.
New York: Howard Ferig, 1978. First edition. A review copy with review slip laid in. Large--8 1/2 x 11 inches and 738 pages--showing extensive corrections, additions and deletions (on just about every page). 1,000 copies printed, many of which must have gone to libraries given the relative scarcity. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear. REVIEW COPY.

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THE WHITE NEGRO. Norman Mailer. THE WHITE NEGRO.
(San Francisco): City Lights Books, (1957). First edition. The true first printing with front cover price 35 cents (later printings had price of 50 and 75 cents) Black-and-white, stapled paperwraps. Aging and soling to white portions, including a few small stains to plain rear cover, otherwise very good. TRUE FIRST PRINTING.

[Book #53123]       Price: $200.00
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"PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers. Norman. Larry Rivers Mailer. "PORTRAIT OF NORMAN MAILER": Norman Mailer on TIME cover, by Larry Rivers.
Rivers, Larry. Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1998. First edition. A limited edition print of a Rivers' drawing of Mailer commissioned by Time magazine for its cover but never used because Newsweek ran a cover story on Mailer the previous week. Mailer standing barechested, hands on hips with a rose in his mouth in front of and part of a collage-style drawing of himself. Issued in three states: 50 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Rivers (this copy); 50 copies signed by Rivers only and 50 signed by Mailer only. In addition, there were 20 hors commerce copies of the first state, all designated P/P (printer's proof). This copy signed by both. 10x12" with white border. With a colophon page "Portrait of Norman Mailer." Both laid in a red folder. Fine to new.

[Book #37176]       Price: $100.00
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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. One of 110 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. An additional forty copies were issued for presentation. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. Fine.

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NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969. Norman Mailer, Michael Lennon. NORMAN MAILER'S LETTERS ON AN AMERICAN DREAM, 1963-1969.
(Shavertown, Pennsylvania): Sligo Press, 2004. First edition. PRESENTATION COPY TO ADELINE LUBELL-NAIMAN, RECIPIENT OF A LETTER PRINTED IN THIS COLLECTION (p.26). One of 40 copies for PRESENTATION, signed by Mailer. This copy inscribed by the editor, Mike Lennon, on the title page, "To Adeline, Best wishes, Mike." There were an additional 110 numbered copies signed by Mailer and Lennon, of which 10 were hors commerce. A selection of letters on the book AN AMERICAN DREAM and his decision to publish it in eight installments in "Esquire" magazine. 124 pages including index. IIlustrated with photographs of Mailer and various AN AMERICAN DREAM items (book covers, movie posters, magazine covers, etc.). Blue cloth cover stamped in silver. Issued without dust jacket. Nice production. In fine condition. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website).

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THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China. Makhali-Phal, Nelly-Pierrette Guesde. THE YOUNG CONCUBINE: A Romance of Indo-China.
New York: Random House, (1942). First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by Edward Weismiller. Winner of the 1939 All-Nations Prize Novel Competition in France. According to her website, the Franco-Cambodian poet and author Makhali-Phal is "Cambodia’s Literary Gift to the World." Endpapers darkened, otherwise very good to near fine in good to very good soiled and rubbed dust jacket. An unaccountably scarce book in any condition. UNACCOUNTABLY SCARCE.

[Book #40617]       Price: $75.00
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APG 031.4 (2004). Bernard Malamud. APG 031.4 (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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THE ASSISTANT. Bernard Malamud. THE ASSISTANT.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1957). First edition. Gathered signatures laid in the first-issue dust jacket, with reviews of THE NATURAL on back panel--a presumed proof copy of his second book, which won the 1957 Daroff Fiction Award from the Jewish Book Council of America and the 1958 Award of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The dust jacket is chipped at head and tail of spine, slightly affecting "Th" in title; rubbed along where it appears to have been folded at spine, and near center, where there is a closed tear; few small stains to rear panel, which is otherwise only lightly soiled.

[Book #48435]       Price: $450.00
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THE FIXER. Bernard Malamud. THE FIXER.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First UK edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner. Page edges very slightly soiled, otherwise fine in dust jacket with spine and edges slightly tanned.

[Book #35913]       Price: $60.00
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GOD'S GRACE. Bernard Malamud. GOD'S GRACE.
New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, (1982). First edition. Uncorrected proof in light turquoise paperwraps. Title written on bottom edge of book, staple holes where the publisher's note once was (now laid in), otherwise near fine.

[Book #48454]       Price: $50.00
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THE FROG PRINCE: A Play. David Mamet, illustrations, Edward Koren. THE FROG PRINCE: A Play.
New York: Vincent FitzGerald & Co. 1984. First editon. Number 24 of 130 numbered copies designated as signed by Mamet and Koren and with frontispiece etching SIGNED by Koren and numbered (24/130). This copy SIGNED on colophon page by Koren AND INSCRIBED BY MAMET on half-title page, "DEAR SARA - MERRY CHRISTMAS + ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE." Orange cloth boards stamped in green on front only; endpapers hand-made in Paris by Richard de Bay. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket. Unusual inscribed. Could it be Sarah Jessica Parker with "h" left off? INSCRIBED "ALL MY LOVE, YOUR FAN - DAVE THE SLAVE"

[Book #54629]       Price: $1,000.00
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OLEANNA. David Mamet. OLEANNA.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1992). First edition. One of 1,500 copies. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #25253]       Price: $75.00
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THE WATER ENGINE: AN AMERICAN FABLE and MR. HAPPINESS. David Mamet. THE WATER ENGINE: AN AMERICAN FABLE and MR. HAPPINESS.
New York: Grove Press, (1978). First edition, the simultaneous hardcover issue which was published in a small printing. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #24735]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance. Klaus Mann. THE FIFTH CHILD: A Modern Romance.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1927). First American edition. His first book to be translated into English. Translated by Lambert Armour Shears. Klaus was the son of Thomas Mann. An opponent of fascism, he was one of the first German writers to go into exile. He went on to become one of the most versatile and productive members of his generation of writers, eventually making his home here in the U.S. There are two tiny spots at the bottom of the spine where the cloth is worn through, otherwise the book is very good to fine in a lightly spine-tanned dust jacket with small chips and tears and split at front spine fold, but still attractive. Boni & Liveright promotional 4-page leaflet with some edgewear laid in. A scarce book.

[Book #33589]       Price: $350.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First U.S. edition in a single volume. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. SIGNED BY MANN on the title page. First published in Germany in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN reflects Mann's experiences and impressions when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, was confined to Dr Friedrich Jessen's "Waldsanatorium" in Davos, Switzerland, for several months during the outbreak of the First World War, the conflict and aftermath of which led to major revisions to this book. Ex-library copy, though not from a circulating library and therefore without many of the usual markings and with none at all on the covers. Donation label on pastedown identifying this copy as being "From the Books and in Memory of Lillian Morgan Saminsky, American Poet and Novelist," with "'The Art of the Novel'--collection 72.36" written in ink above, and "Historical Society" and "Withdrawn" stamps below. Small library blindstamp on title page and another withdrawn stamp on copyright page, neither of which affect any text. Spine slightly dulled, front cover a bit mottled, otherwise about very good in a supplied jacket which is very good or better with slightly lightened spine and minor wear to extreme top edge of jacket. SIGNED BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR.

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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First U.S. edition in a single volume. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. First published in Germany in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN reflects Mann's experiences and impressions when his wife, who was suffering from a lung complaint, was confined to Dr Friedrich Jessen's "Waldsanatorium" in Davos, Switzerland, for several months during the outbreak of the First World War, the conflict and aftermath of which led to major revisions to this book. Near fine copy with book plate on front ened paper and only the barest wear on tips. Scarcer than one would think.

[Book #54638]       Price: $75.00
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THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg]. Thomas Mann. THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN: [Der Zauberberg].
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1927. First U.S. edition, limited issue. Two volumes. Number 131 of 200 numbered copies SIGNED BY MANN. First published in 1924 and widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th-century German literature, MAGIC MOUNTAIN began as a much shorter narrative. but the outbreak and aftermath of WWI led Mann to expand and majorly revise the book. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Small quarto, vellum-backed blue-striped paperboards; gilt lettered spine. Volume I with tissue-protected frontis photo of Mann by E. O. Hoppe; volume II with frontis photo of facsimile manuscript page. A good or better set with covers generally worn and spines showing rubbing, soiling and few tears. Still, a presentable set of this scarce issue. SIGNED BY MANN.

[Book #54590]       Price: $2,000.00
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THIS PEACE. Thomas Mann. THIS PEACE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First U.S. edition. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter. Light wear to tips, otherwise fine in nice, bright, near fine dust jacket with background fading to spine color but lettering still bright.

[Book #31589]       Price: $60.00
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MURDER ON THE PROGRAM. M. M. Mannon. MURDER ON THE PROGRAM.
Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1944). First edition. Endpapers lightly foxed and covers slightly rubbed, otherwise very good in bright dust jacket with some edgewear and light soiling to rear panel.

[Book #29354]       Price: $60.00
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SOMETHING CHILDISH: and Other Stories. Katherine Mansfield. SOMETHING CHILDISH: and Other Stories.
London: Constable & Co Ltd. (1924). First edition, second issue (the first is very rare) with "First published, 1924" on copyright page. Light offset to endpapers, minor soiling to page edges, touch of rubbing to spine ends and corners, small crease on front bottom edge, otherwise very good to near fine, in dust jacket with panels and flaps in very good condition, but spine somewhat darkend and rubbed, with closed tear along front spine fold, and a few chips; still, tight and complete.

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THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems. Edwin Markham. THE MAN WITH THE HOE: and Other Poems.
New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. Clothbound, first edition thus. The author's first book. It initially appeared as a 4-page supplement to the San Francisco Examiner, then as paperwraps edition. This is the second edition but the first clothbound edition. First issue with "fruitless" p.35:6 (versus "milkless"). Very good or better with bookplate on front pastedown and minor rubbing on corners and spine ends.

[Book #54436]       Price: $100.00
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APG 081.3 (2004). David Markson. APG 081.3 (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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A DANDY IN ASPIC. Derek Marlowe. A DANDY IN ASPIC.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1966). First U.S. edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. An uncorrected proof in pale green printed wraps with the plain spine faded and the author and title written in ink. Minor edge wear, otherwise very good.

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