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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.

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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.

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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.

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FANTASY MAGAZINE: "The Challenge from Beyond: Weird Fantasy Story." H. P. Lovecraft. FANTASY MAGAZINE: "The Challenge from Beyond: Weird Fantasy Story."
New York: (Science Fiction Digest Co.), 1935. First edition. September, 1935, "3rd Anniversary Issue!" featuring two round-robin stories on the theme "The Challenge from Beyond" written by five authors each. Lovecraft's fellow authors are Catherine Lucille "C. L." Moore, A. Merritt, Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long. His contribution, which runs 26 paragraphs and constitutes the bulk of the story, presents Howard with a stumper of a cliff-hanger -- the mind of the main character is transported into the body of a horrible alien. The second story is by Stanley G. Weinbaum, Donald Wandrei, Edward E. Smith, Harl Vincent and Murray Leinster. Pages darkened with age, tiny tears to cover edges, small chip from top left front cover, still better than good in stapled paperwraps. 10 AUTHORS! ALL STARS!

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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APRIL EVIL. John D. MacDonald. APRIL EVIL.
(New York): Dell, (1956). First edition. "Dell First Edition" # 85. Only American edition. Pictorial paperwraps show minor wear and faint crease at bottom front corner, otherwise very good.

[Book #40472]       Price: $60.00
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THE CROSSROADS An Inner Sanctum Mystery. John D. MacDonald. THE CROSSROADS An Inner Sanctum Mystery.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. A cheap production with corners and spine edges showing minor wear in a bright dust jacket shallow chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #40319]       Price: $75.00
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THE DREADFUL LEMON SKY A Travis McGee Novel. John D. MacDonald. THE DREADFUL LEMON SKY A Travis McGee Novel.
Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1974). First edition, variant printing with no statement of later printings but without "HB 2E" in gutter p.228. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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"I Always Get the Cuties": In ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, Vol. 24, No. 5, Whole No. 132. John D. MacDonald. "I Always Get the Cuties": In ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, Vol. 24, No. 5, Whole No. 132.
New York: Mercury Publications, Inc. Nov. 1954. First edition. Also includes stories by Erle Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Jack London, Roald Dahl, et al. Very good with faint foxing on page edges, light soiling and spine edges slightly rubbed.

[Book #49989]       Price: $45.00
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A KEY TO THE SUITE. John D. MacDonald. A KEY TO THE SUITE.
London: Robert Hale, (1968). First UK edition. Originally published in 1962 in paperback in the U.S. This is an uncorrected proof copy of the English edition which, when published, was the first hardback of this title. Very good in green printed wraps. The only early Hale proof we have ever handled. Rare.

[Book #40090]       Price: $350.00
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PALE GRAY FOR GUILT. John D. MacDonald. PALE GRAY FOR GUILT.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1971. First US edition. Very good with four marks to the cover that appear to be from tape removal, and spine ends bumped with tiny tears. In a very good, lightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket, with one tiny chip to the top of the spine, one closed tear to the back, and a few crease marks.

[Book #51485]       Price: $600.00
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PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS. John D. MacDonald. PLEASE WRITE FOR DETAILS.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. Near fine with the visible aging of pages common to this publisher's books issued during the period; in a slightly soiled dust jacket with light rubbing.

[Book #35837]       Price: $125.00
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THE SCARLET RUSE. John D. MacDonald. THE SCARLET RUSE.
London: Robert Hale, (1975). First British edition, and the first hardback edition, preceding the U.S. hardback by five years. A Travis McGee mystery published in paperback in 1973. Near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with skinned spot near front top corner and tiny chip to bottom corner.

[Book #49457]       Price: $125.00
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