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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.

[Book #22448]       Price: $50.00
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A DANDY IN ASPIC. Derek Marlowe. A DANDY IN ASPIC.
New York: G.P. Putnams's Sons, (1966). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket with front flap corner creased and a few short closed tears.

[Book #43298]       Price: $50.00
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A SINGLE SUMMER WITH LORD B. Derek Marlowe. A SINGLE SUMMER WITH LORD B.
New York: Viking, (1970). First American edition. Dust jacket art by Peggy Zych. Near fine in dust jacket with light rubbing, and tiny chipping at top of spine.

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THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir. John P. Marquand. THE LATE GEORGE APLEY: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. 1937. First edition. First printing, with "Lovely Pearl" in first line p.19. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. INSCRIBED to famous book collector H. Tatnall Brown, "For Henry T. Brown Jr/ with kindest regards/ John P. Marquand" and with TWO TYPED LETTERS SIGNED to him. In the first, dated April 3, 1939, Marquand agress to sign "books" to be sent; in the second, dated April 20, 1939, he apologizes profusely for getting Brown's name wrong and offers various remedies--"I am mortified....perhaps this letter, pasted in the book, will be enough to show how seriously I was in error." Letters are folded so contents are visible and secured at corners to front free endpaper (beneath Marquand's inscription) and front pastedown, respectively. Faint vertical lines, as often seen, to first and last several pages; otherwise, near fine in dust jacket with professional repair to head of spine. An interesting copy of an unaccountably scarce book, particularly so with an early inscription. SCARCE CONTEMPORARILY INSCRIBED COPY.

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STOPOVER: TOKYO. John P. Marquand. STOPOVER: TOKYO.
London: Collins, 1957. First UK edition. Upper tips slightly bumped, otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling to rear panel, light edge rubbing, nicked tips and two closed tears (rear panel). Still, a bright copy.

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MASTER OF THE REVELS. Don Marquis. MASTER OF THE REVELS.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. 1934. First edition. Name on front free endpaper and gilt spine decorations slightly dulled, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, some short closed edge tears and cream background of spine tanned. Still, a bright, attractive copy.

[Book #33276]       Price: $50.00
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APG 051.4 (2004). Paule Marshall. APG 051.4 (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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PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW. Paule Marshall. PRAISESONG FOR THE WIDOW.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author to Doris Grumbach's partner "For Sybil Pike Paule Marshall Feb. '83". Photograph of the author and publicity letter laid in. Fine in dust jacket with two short closed tears.

[Book #30580]       Price: $100.00
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REENA: And Other Stories. Paule Marshall. REENA: And Other Stories.
Old Westbury: The Feminist Press, (1983). First edition. Short stories preceded by introductory headnotes by Marshall written for this collection. Also includes "Merle," a novella reshaped from her novel "The Chosen Place, The Timeless People" (1969). INSCRIBED BY MARSHALL on title page and with HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD from her laid in. Very good or better in pictorial paperwraps with minor wear and fading along spine edges, as often seen. No hardback edition.

[Book #42060]       Price: $75.00
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DREAM LIFE. A Fable of the Seasons. IK Marvel. DREAM LIFE. A Fable of the Seasons.
New York: Charles Scribner, 1851. First edition. First state. Pseudonym of Donald Grant Mitchell. Very good copy with small (neat) name on front endpaper, darkening on endpapers, scattered foxing, spine ends and small section of cloth edge worn.

[Book #39437]       Price: $60.00
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AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse. Groucho Marx. AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse.
(Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc. 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good nurse and a nice woman / Groucho." It is likely the inscription is to Barbara Winger Bruner, who worked for Marx in 1977, the final year of his life. (According to a 1983 UPI Bulletin, Bruner testified in a lawsuit filed by Marx's estate against Erin Fleming, the Canadian actress who was Marx's companion, characterizing her actions as "hostile and abusive.") This best-selling album was recorded at Carnegie Hall during Marx's last one-man show. The insert features a pictorial collage and quotes from celebrities including T.S. Eliot -- "Your portrait hangs on my wall next to W.B. Yeats. You are my most coveted pin-up. And I am your utmost admirer." Fine.

[Book #54865]       Price: $750.00
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THE COMING OF CHRIST. John Masefield. THE COMING OF CHRIST.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1928. First U.S. edition. Number 330 of 350 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Subtle spotting to spine otherwise bright and fine in publisher's numbered slipcase with small sticker shadow and what appears to be archival tape repairing a split in the lower end.

[Book #55042]       Price: $50.00
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SONNETS. John Masefield. SONNETS.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1916. First edition. Number 370 of 500 SIGNED, numbered copies. Several small marks to lower spine, otherwise near fine fine in very good slipcase with paper loss to few spots on open edge and upper back "spine."

[Book #55041]       Price: $125.00
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THE TAKING OF HELEN. John Masefield. THE TAKING OF HELEN.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. First U.S. edition. Number 269 of 750 SIGNED, NUMBERED copies. Light foxing throughout, otherwise bright and fine in publisher's scarce matching box that is somewhat soiled with one internal corner repair. Exceedingly scarce in box.

[Book #55036]       Price: $150.00
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SHILOH: And Other Stories. Bobbie Ann Mason. SHILOH: And Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Row, (1982). First edition. Review copy with photograph and slip laid in (publ date 11/3/82). INSCRIBED to author/critic Doris Grumbach on front free endpaper. "To Doris Grumbach, Best wishes, Bobbie Ann Mason." Near fine in very good dust jacket (few closed tears that have rubbed and rubbing on spine crease).

[Book #30634]       Price: $125.00
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THE PIANO TUNER. Daniel Mason. THE PIANO TUNER.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 2002. First edition. Advance reader's edition of his acclaimed first novel. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #33197]       Price: $60.00
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GOLDEN ADMIRAL. F. Van Wyck Mason. GOLDEN ADMIRAL.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1953. First edition. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #43310]       Price: $50.00
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THE VESPER SERVICE MURDERS: In Detective Book Magazine. Van Wyck Mason. THE VESPER SERVICE MURDERS: In Detective Book Magazine.
New York: Fiction House, Inc. July, 1931. First edition. The first appearance of his second Hugh North novel in Vol. II, No. 4 of the magazine. Also includes a short story by Walter Wellman, "The Glen Echo Mystery." Good to very good in pictorial paperwraps with over-hanging edges chipped and understandably worn.

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TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED. Samuel Mather. TWO DISCOURSES: A DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED
Boston: Reprinted by J. Draper, for D. Henchman in Cornhill, 1740. First combined edition of these two scarce works which were first published in 1697 and 1707, respectively. [Evans 4560-61, but with linking title page; Sabin 46788-89]. The complete titles are DEAD FAITH ANATOMIZED: A Discourse on the Nature, and the Danger, with the Deadly Symptoms of a Dead Faith, and THE SELF-JUSTICIARY CONVICTED AND CONDEMNED: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Difficulty and Necessity of Renouncing Our Own Righteousness. Pastor Samuel Mather (1651-1728), a cousin of Cotton Mather, is credited with healing a 10-year break in the Congregationalist First Church of Windsor (the oldest Congregational church in Connecticut) which had resulted in the formation of a separate Presbyterian Party of Windsor. This was surely no mean feat. Text pages are darkened, stained, occasionally torn and often edgeworn but intact and wholly readable. Freshly rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Only one copy of this combined edition has appeared at auction and that was in 1977. FIRST COMBINED EDITION OF TWO SCARCE WORKS.

[Book #52247]       Price: $500.00
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APG 129.3 (2004). Richard Matheson. APG 129.3 (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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REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE BOUNDARY LINE ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND. Edward B. Mathews, Wilbur A. Nelson. REPORT ON THE LOCATION OF THE BOUNDARY LINE ALONG THE POTOMAC RIVER BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND.
Baltimore: No Publisher, 1928. First edition. The boundary in accordance witih the Award of 1877. Map. Minor wear on spine ends and corners, otherwise a very good to fine, clean copy, lacking dust jacket (if it ever had one).

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AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD. Peter Matthiessen. AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Advance reading copy in white paperwraps printed in blue, with swirl design on front cover in orange. SIGNED by author on title page. Covers lightly soiled, spine lightly creased, otherwise very good to fine.

[Book #28185]       Price: $300.00
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RADITZER: A Novel. Peter Matthiessen. RADITZER: A Novel.
New York: Viking, 1961. First edition. Few spots of very light foxing on endpapers and white spine, otherwise fine in dust jacket with only minor wear on corners and spine ends and a few soiled spots on white back panel.

[Book #33386]       Price: $125.00
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