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APG 160.2 (2004). H. L. Mencken. APG 160.2 (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 #22857]       Price: $23.25
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EUROPE AFTER 8:15. H. L. Mencken. EUROPE AFTER 8:15.
New York: John Lane, 1914. First edition. Second binding stamped in gilt and black, versus gilt and blue. Written with George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright. Eight full-page illustrations by Thomas Hart Benton, his first illustrations to appear in a book. Front endpaper darkened where item previously laid in, faint shadows from two small pieces of tape to rear pastedown, otherwise a bright, near fine copy.

[Book #33295]       Price: $100.00
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GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: HIS PLAYS. H. L. Mencken. GEORGE BERNARD SHAW: HIS PLAYS.
Boston and London: John W. Luce & Co. 1905. First edition. Very good or better with previous owner's name and date on front pastedown and endpaper, small soiled spot on back pastedown, few very short closed tears on spine ends and a small chip on the corner of the spine label.

[Book #33076]       Price: $125.00
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H. L. MENCKEN. H. L. Mencken. H. L. MENCKEN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First edition. Includes FANFARE by Burton Rascoe, THE AMERICAN CRITIC by Vincent O'Sullivan and BIBLIOGRAPHY by F.C. Henderson. Near fine in paperwraps with spine ends lightly rubbed and some underlining and notations on a few pages.

[Book #33095]       Price: $50.00
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A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR. H. L. Mencken. A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR.
New York: John Lane, 1916. First edition. Epigrams collected over the period of four or five years (some first appearances, some reprinted from The Smart Set). Spine lettering dulled, corners a little worn, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33048]       Price: $125.00
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MINORITY REPORT: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks. H. L. Mencken. MINORITY REPORT: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Two volume set, with Schrader's two different dust jackets. The first book has gift inscription on endpaper and very slight rubbing to gilt lettering on spine, but is otherwise near fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light edgewear (Schrader A62, A jacket with circular design). The second is fine in dust jacket with some numbers written on the rear flap and light edgewear. The dust jacket has gray, off-white and rust-colored squares on front panel, and one rust-colored square on spine (Schrader A62 jacket B).

[Book #30484]       Price: $100.00
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MINORITY REPORT: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks. H. L. Mencken. MINORITY REPORT: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. First edition. Schrader's "B" jacket with the squares on front panel. Minor cover wear, otherwise very good in dust jacket with minor corner wear.

[Book #36050]       Price: $60.00
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ON MUSIC. H. L. Mencken. ON MUSIC.
New York: Knopf, 1961. First edition. Selected by Louis Cheslock. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear.

[Book #28314]       Price: $60.00
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PREJUDICES: Fourth Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Fourth Series.
New York: Knopf, (1924). First edition. Spine faded, corners a little worn, name on verso of front endpaper, but still very good; lacking dust Jacket.

[Book #46292]       Price: $60.00
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PREJUDICES: Sixth Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Sixth Series.
New York: Knopf, (1927). First edition. Number 22 of 140 SIGNED numbered copies. Cloth spine, printed spine label, marbled paper boards, spare spine label tipped in at rear. Spine slightly tanned, board edges scuffed, otherwise very good in publisher's original slipcase, which is beginning to split at open edges, is somewhat soiled and shows minor damp staining. Still, a nice example of this scarce, original slipcase.

[Book #52523]       Price: $450.00
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PREJUDICES: Third Series. H. L. Mencken. PREJUDICES: Third Series.
New York: Knopf, (1922). First edition. Slight discoloration to few areas of boards and spine lettering very slightly dulled, otherwise near fine in about very good dust jacket with light soiling and rubbing, a few small tears and tiny holes, and half-inch chip to top edge rear panel (not affecting lettering). Scarce in dust jacket.

[Book #54356]       Price: $300.00
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LETTERS OF H. L. MENCKEN. H. L. Mencken, Guy J. Forgue. LETTERS OF H. L. MENCKEN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First edition. Selected and annotated by the Fogue, with a personal note from Hamilton Owens. Near fine in dust jacket.

[Book #46986]       Price: $60.00
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MENCKEN: A Life. H. L. Mencken, By Fred Hopson. MENCKEN: A Life.
New York: Random House, (1994). First edition. INSCRIBED in 1994 by the author. 650 pages including an index. Fine to new in dust jacket.

[Book #33188]       Price: $60.00
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MENCKENIANA: A Schrimpflexikon. H. L. Mencken, Alfred A. Knopf. MENCKENIANA: A Schrimpflexikon.
New York: Knopf, 1928. First edition. As Knopf says in the preface, this is not an exhaustive collection. Still, he tried to make it representative. Not an easy task considering that during 1926 alone more than 500 separate editorials and a number of whole pamphlets were published in the U.S. on the sayings and doings of Mencken, four-fifths of which were unfavorable. Some minor cover wear and pages leaning a bit, but still very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33787]       Price: $60.00
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THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE. H. L. Mencken, Henry L. Mencken. THE PHILOSOPHY OF FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE.
Boston: Luce and Company, 1908. First edition in first state binding. Very good or better with a nice gift inscription on front endpaper, cover edges lightly rubbed and a few small tears on spine ends.

[Book #33079]       Price: $200.00
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PISTOLS FOR TWO. H. L. Mencken, and George Jean Nathan, as Owen Hatteras. PISTOLS FOR TWO.
New York: Knopf, 1917. First edition. Entertaining auto-"biographies" of the two men. INSCRIBED BY MENCKEN "to George W. Myers Jr." Thin, 5 x 7.5" mauve paperwraps printed in black on covers only. Tiny chips at one corner and base of spine, overall fading most noticeably at spine otherwise about very good. A fragile production. Scarce signed. INSCRIBED BY MENCKEN.

[Book #50159]       Price: $300.00
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THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937. H. L. Mencken. THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1941. First edition. SIGNED by all four authors: Mencken, Gerald W. Johnson, Frank R. Kent, and Hamilton Owens. Maroon buckram cloth very slightly rubbed on corners and spine ends, otherwise fine in a bright, fine dust jacket with the barest rubbing on the corners and spine ends.

[Book #51613]       Price: $250.00
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THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937. H. L. Mencken. THE SUNPAPERS OF BALTIMORE; 1837-1937.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First edition. Very good with only barest wear on spine edges and bright red pictorial paper boards and red page top edge a little spotted. A variant not mentioned in the bibliography which calls for maroon cloth and top edge stain. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52232]       Price: $50.00
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AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XVIII NO 68: Includes "Black Ulysses Goes to War" by Howard W. Odum. H. L. Mencken, Howard W. Odum. AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XVIII NO 68: Includes "Black Ulysses Goes to War" by Howard W. Odum.
New York: Knopf, 1929. First edition. August 1929 issue of the monthly review edited by Mencken. Good to about very good in heavy plastic cover protector.

[Book #35154]       Price: $25.00
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AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XXI NO 83: Includes "Black Warriors" by George S. Schuyler. H. L. Mencken, George S. Schuyler. AMERICAN MERCURY VOL XXI NO 83: Includes "Black Warriors" by George S. Schuyler.
New York: Knopf, 1930. First edition. November 1930 issue of the monthly review edited by Mencken. Schuyler's story details racism in the ranks. Editorial notes at rear state Schuyler's controversial book BLACK NO MORE, "will be published on the 15th of the current month." About very good in heavy plastic cover protector.

[Book #35152]       Price: $25.00
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IT TOOK NINE TAILORS. Adolphe Menjou, M. M. Musselman. IT TOOK NINE TAILORS.
New York & Toronto: McGraw - Hill, (1948). First edition. Photo illustrated. Menjou's autobiography, with a foreword by Clark Gable. INSCRIBED and/or SIGNED on front endpaper by MENJOU and Hollywood luminaries such as FRED ASTAIRE, GINGER ROGERS, RANDOLPH SCOTT, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, REGINALD OWEN, M. M. Musselman, George Folsey, et al. Dust jacket caricature of Menjou is by Xavier Cugat. An obviously well-loved books with covers worn--good at best, in like dust jacket which is nonetheless intact. A very nice piece of Hollywood memorabilia. HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA.

[Book #52308]       Price: $600.00
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LOVE AND HATE. M. D. Menninger, Karl. LOVE AND HATE.
Boston: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1942). First edition. SIGNED by author. Menninger, a psychiatrist, analyzes the war of emotions within each of us. Very good to near fine with very lightly faded spine; in good, edgeworn dust jacket with some chipping but none affecting lettering.

[Book #54434]       Price: $75.00
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THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT: An Arabian Entertainment. George Meredith. THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT: An Arabian Entertainment.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1856. First edition of his first novel. Meredith, known chiefly as a Victorian novelist and poet, is considered important in the evolution from Victorian to modernist novels, for his narrative technique and development of female characters. This appears to be the "B" variant in Carter's "More Binding Variants," which he notes "seem to be endless." Original morocco cloth with "Meredith's Shaving of Shagpat" on spine in gilt, and sides decorated only in blind (without lettering). Corners and spine ends show wear but spine lettering is very bright; altogether a very good, tight copy.

[Book #45178]       Price: $375.00
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ZOMBIE JAMBOREE. Robert Merkin. ZOMBIE JAMBOREE.
New York: William Morrow and Company Inc. (1986). First edition. His second book, INSCRIBED by author on the half title page. "Lew - A little light reading for the happiest of birthdays. Bob Merkin 26 Aug 86." Fine in white dust jacket with a faint crease in front flap, spine very slightly tanned (barely noticeable) and a few tiny marks on front panel. A bright, clean copy.

[Book #36366]       Price: $60.00
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HAWAIIAN SCENES. Mark David Merlin. HAWAIIAN SCENES.
Honolulu, HI: Oriental Publishing Company, (1979). First edition. SIGNED. Color photos and text by Merlin. Near fine in glossy, pictorial stapled paperwraps. SIGNED.

[Book #51200]       Price: $35.00
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