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DEAREST FATHER: Stories and Other Writings. Franz Kafka. DEAREST FATHER: Stories and Other Writings.
New York: Schocken Books, (1954). First U.S. edition. Edited by Max Brod. Includes the first appearance of "Letter to his Father," translated from the German by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Also includes the first draft of his first novel; the "Eight Octavo Notebooks" found after his death; fragments of unfinished stories, et al. Near fine with just a touch of foxing and minor shelf wear. In very good to near fine green dust jacket toned to blue on spine and edges and with spine ends nicked, small abrasion near spine fold, and few tiny tears.

[Book #54993]       Price: $75.00
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THE DIARIES OF FRANZ KAFKA: 1914 - 1923. Franz Kafka. THE DIARIES OF FRANZ KAFKA: 1914 - 1923.
New York: Schocken Books, (1949). First U.S. edition. Edited by Max Brod. Translated from the German by Martin Greenberg, with the co-operation of Hannah Arendt. Near fine in about very good, somewhat rubbed dust jacket with shallow chip to base of spine, tiny hole above author's name on spine, and thumbnail tear affecting first "K" on spine.

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MICHIGAN ROLL. Tom Kakonis. MICHIGAN ROLL.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE HOWARD HUGHES AFFAIR. Stuart M. Kaminsky. THE HOWARD HUGHES AFFAIR.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1979). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very good with top edges of pages slightly rumpled from dampness and some light bumping; in a price-clipped dust jacket with some edge rubbing and lower rear tip nicked.

[Book #36380]       Price: $60.00
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ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Elisha Kent Kane. ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.
Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. "Illustrated by upwards of 300 engravings, from sketches by the author." Folding map in each volume. Ex-library with typical markings on spine and endpapers. Cloth at spine ends chipped still a good, solid set.

[Book #52669]       Price: $275.00
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A GIFT OF TIME: A Play in Two Acts. Garson Kanin. A GIFT OF TIME: A Play in Two Acts.
New York: Random House, (1962). First edition. Adapted from the book DEATH OF A MAN by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production starring Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland.

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DON'T TOUCH ME. MacKinlay Kantor. DON'T TOUCH ME.
New York: Random House, (1951). First edition, in two very different dust jackets: the original dust jacket and a jacket advertising the first Bantam Books printing with "Presentation copy--Courtesy of Bantam Books" on front panel. The book itself is very good or better, as is the original dust jacket (edges nicked and rubbed, rear panel slightly soiled, creased and rubbed tear to bottom, front corner). The Bantam dust jacket, with a slightly different, grayscale version of the eventual color paperback illustration, has plain flaps, title and author on spine (no mention of publisher), and notes on the back cover, "This Presentation Copy Is the Original Random House Edition." The jacket is light rubbed, chipped at spine ends and corners, and slightly faded at spine. An interesting copy.

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FLORRY OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. Steve Katz. FLORRY OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS.
Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, (1987). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in blue paperwraps with title handwritten on spine. Review copy, with publisher's letter to the Washington Post laid in. Scarce.

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I'D RATHER BE RIGHT: A Musical Revue. George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart. I'D RATHER BE RIGHT: A Musical Revue.
New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. Satirical political musical with score by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Illustrated with photographs from the original staged production. Hinges a little darkened, otherwise near fine in somewhat edgeworn, price-clipped dust jacket with spine ends rubbed and nicked (affecting "Kaufman" at head of spine), rubbing and short tears to edges, and shallow 1" chip from bottom edge, rear panel. Still, a bright dust jacket; illustrated with a photo of George M. Cohan in the role of Roosevelt on front.

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FROM JEHOVAH TO JAZZ. Helen L. Kaufmann. FROM JEHOVAH TO JAZZ.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937. First edition. "Music in America for psalmody to the present day, with Illustrations by Alajalov." Spine and edges sunned a bit but lettering readable; in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear and a few light foxed spots on back panel.

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED: To a Fan on "Toledo Blade" Letterhead. Carolyn Keene, Mildred Wirt Benson. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED: To a Fan on "Toledo Blade" Letterhead.
Toledo, Ohio: March 5, 1998. First edition. On 5 3/4 x 7 1/4" notepaper with letterhead of the Editorial Department, "You write a fine letter .... It amazes me that Nancy Drew remains so popular. Sincerely, Mildred W. Benson (Carolyn Keene)." Benson, the acknowledged creator of Nancy Drew, wrote 23 of the first 30 books beginning in 1930 with THE SECRET OF THE OLD CLOCK. Much like the enduring character she brought life to, she was an adventurer who, in addition to being a writer and journalist, was a pilot and amateur archaeologist. Over the course of her career Benson wrote 112 additional children's books and numerous short stories, and her career in journalism spanned 58 years -- first at the Toledo Times and then at the Toledo Blade, where she continued to write a column until she passed away in 2002 at the age of 96. Light creases, stray pen marks on verso, otherwise fine. Includes original mailing envelope addressed by Benson. Letters such as this one, wholly in Benson's own hand, are quite scarce. HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM THE CREATOR OF NANCY DREW.

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MY RELIGION. Helen Keller. MY RELIGION.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1927. First edition. Spine fading, otherwise very good in dust jacket with edge wear and chips on spine ends and corners.

[Book #42359]       Price: $100.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Helen Keller. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
New York, 1944. One full page, typed letter on Helen Keller's personal stationery; addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Hanson and dated June 24, 1944. The letter, soliciting donations for financial support for the American Foundation for the Blind, is SIGNED in ink in Keller's hand. At the time, Keller had been working for the AFB for twenty years (as she states in the letter). The letter describes the experience of being without sight and extols the virtues of the organization. Lightly creased where previously folded in quarters, otherwise fine.

[Book #49509]       Price: $500.00
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PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE. J. H. Kellogg, John Harvey. PLAIN FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL LIFE.
Battle Creek, Mich. The Office of the Health Reformer, 1877. First edition. Odd and unusual opinions and pronouncements on sex and sexual practices from the doctor who, with his brother, invented "Corn Flakes." Kellogg was known for his "work on the rehabilitation of masturbators" (Wikipedia). Topics covered herein include: Sexual Life, Use and Abuse, Chastity, Continence, Marital Excesses, Prevention of Conception, Infanticide and Abortion, The Social Evil, and Solitary Vice. Small 8vo.; brown cloth lettered and with ornament in gilt on spine and front, blind-stamped borders to boards; brown, coated endpapers; 356 pages, including index, plus 4 pages of ads. Touch of scattered staining, brief underlining and margin mark on p.89 (a section cautioning against older men "forming unions" with young girls), otherwise near fine. SCARCE TO RARE. ODD AND UNUSUAL OPINIONS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS ON SEX AND SEXUAL PRACTICES.

[Book #54258]       Price: $750.00
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A FAMILY MADNESS. Thomas Keneally. A FAMILY MADNESS.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. BOLDLY INSCRIBED on title page, "Not even Oskar Schindler could have saved them. Tom Keneally 1999" (no recipient). Uncorrected proof, fine in printed yellow paperwraps with handwritten projected date of publication (March 18), price, and agent contact info. GREAT INSCRIPTION.

[Book #49798]       Price: $150.00
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SCHINDLER'S LIST. Thomas Keneally. SCHINDLER'S LIST.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1982). First American edition of this monumental tale that reminded us all how base we humans can be, and how heroic. Booker Award winner, published in London as SCHINDLER'S ARK. Basis for the movie of the same name. Fine in dust jacket with tiny chip at bottom of back panel and very minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #46503]       Price: $125.00
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SIBERIA AND THE EXILE SYSTEM. George Kennan. SIBERIA AND THE EXILE SYSTEM.
New York: Century Co. 1891. First edition. Two volumes; 409 and 575 pages respectively, with over 200 photos and illustrations, 7 maps, 80 pages of appendixes, and an index. George Kennan's travels to Siberia resulted in his two first, and best, travel books: TENT LIFE IN SIBERIA (1870) established his reputation as a travel writer; and this work, on the exile system, provided the most detailed exposé yet of the atrocities and injustice of the czarist method for punishing political prisoners. Paper cracking at top of inner front hinge of first volume, otherwise a near fine set with the gilt top edges bright.

[Book #46003]       Price: $300.00
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A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love. Caroline Kennedy. A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love.
New York: Hyperion, (2005). First edition. SIGNED by Caroline Kennedy on the title page. A large assemblage of patriotic literature chosen by Ms. Kennedy. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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TO TURN THE TIDE. John F. Kennedy, John W. Gardener, foreword Carl Sandburg. TO TURN THE TIDE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1962). First edition. "A Selection from President Kennedy's Public Statements from His Election through the 1961 Adjournment of Congress, Setting Forth The Goals of His Legislative Year." Very good with bookplate on front endpaper and small name sticker on pastedown under flap; in very good dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #50265]       Price: $60.00
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JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY: The World Remembers. John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY: The World Remembers.
New York: Fleet Press Corporation, (1968). First edition. Written by Alex J. Goldman and containing numerous black-and-white photographs. Thin split in rear spine gutter, otherwise near fine in somewhat rubbed dust jacket with chipped tips and one small closed tear.

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TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD. Robert F. Kennedy. TO SEEK A NEWER WORLD.
New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1967. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Tom Corcoran/ With warm regards/ Bob Kennedy." Kennedy’s essays on his view of the challenges of the time, which grew out of his speeches, travel, and experiences as Senator and Attorney General. Presumably inscribed to Thomas "Tommy the Cork" Corcoran (1900-1981), one of several New Deal advisors in Franklin D. Roosevelt's brain trust and, later, a close friend and advisor to Lyndon B. Johnson. He was nicknamed "Tommy the Cork" by Roosevelt, and continued to hold sway even afer leaving the White House. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, otherwise near fine in bright, near dust jacket with just a few minior rubbed creases to spine ends and one tiny tear. INSCRIBED BY KENNEDY.

[Book #54621]       Price: $1,750.00
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APG 014.6 (2011). William Kennedy. APG 014.6 (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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BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME. William Kennedy. BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME.
New York: Viking Press, (1978). First edition of the author's third book, the second novel in his "Albany Cycle." One of our favorites, of his books. Fine in black dust jacket with minor rubbing on corners and spine ends and two short closed tears.

[Book #42836]       Price: $125.00
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THE INK TRUCK. William Kennedy. THE INK TRUCK.
New York: The Dial Press, 1969. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in black cloth with one tiny spot on the front cover and two small spots of soiling on the rear endpapers, but inside otherwise clean. In a very good dust jacket that is somewhat rubbed and soiled, with minimal shelfwear to the edges and two inconspicuous closed tears along the spine which have been repaired with tape to the verso.

[Book #51526]       Price: $200.00
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VICTOR KEPPLER: MAN + CAMERA. Victor Keppler. VICTOR KEPPLER: MAN + CAMERA.
New York: Amphoto, (1970). First edition. Large (quarto) paper-covered boards. Head of spine lightly bumped, otherwise fine in slipcase which is a bit rubbed on edges.

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