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IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas. Larry McMurtry. IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas.
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. First edition, second issue with "skyscrapers" p.105:12. Reportedly all but 15 of the first issue were destroyed. Crisp and fine in very nearly fine dust jacket with just a light rub to edge of black title blocking on spine. "TEXAS IS RICH IN UNREDEEMED DREAMS..."

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IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas. Larry McMurtry. IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas.
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. First edition, second issue with "skyscrapers" on page 105. Reportedly all but 15 of the error-riddled first issue were destroyed. In first-issue dust jacket with "garnished wtih" and "head" for "heard" on front flap. Very good or better with small rub to author's name on front cover, cloth at spine a little rumpled, and soiling to edge of spine label; in like dust jacket with light chipping to upper spine corners and lower spine edge, and mild crease and few light impressions/indentations to front panel (not affecting lettering).

[Book #55032]       Price: $350.00
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LEAVING CHEYENNE. Larry McMurtry. LEAVING CHEYENNE.
New York: Harper & Row, (1963). First edition. Dust jacket front flap clipped at top corner and publisher's "$4.95" sticker affixed at bottom corner, as usual. The jacket spine and white back panel show minor tanning, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket with only the barest edge wear. WITH ONLY THE BAREST WEAR.

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MOVING ON: A Novel. Larry McMurtry. MOVING ON: A Novel.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1970. First edition. Uncorrected proof in tall, narrow, yellow paperwraps with "to be published in May, 1970" on front. INSCRIBED, "For Sally & Charlie/ in friendship/ Larry McMurtry/ 6-9-70." McMurtry's long-standing policy against signing proofs makes this inscribed copy a rarity. Spine perished but otherwise very good or better with few tiny staple holes, a touch of spotting, and some light stains to covers. Scarce in this format and rare signed.

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SOMEBODY'S DARLING. Larry McMurtry. SOMEBODY'S DARLING.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1978). First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Paul, My little Hollywood story L[arry]." Remainder "man" on bottom edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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"TEXAS IS RICH IN UNREDEEMED DREAMS" [From IN A NARROW GRAVE]. Larry McMurtry. "TEXAS IS RICH IN UNREDEEMED DREAMS" [From IN A NARROW GRAVE].
Austin: Texas Library Association / Encino Press, [1971]. First edition and only edition. Large, 19 x 25" broadside poster designed and printed by William Wittliff at The Encino Press. Features an excerpt from McMurtry's IN A NARROW GRAVE illustrated with a photograph by Wittliff of a group of cowboys on a roundup or drive. Fine condition. Reportedly unauthorized. Scarce.

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TEXASVILLE. Larry McMurtry. TEXASVILLE.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987). First edition. Uncorrected proof, fine in yellow paperwraps.

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LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show]. Larry McMurtry, Simon Hilling. LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show].
Paris: Robert Laffont, 1972. First French edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first blank page, "For Helene/ With the author's good wishes. Were I able to write in French I'd say something more Gallic/ Larry McMurtry." Very minor wear, otherwise very good to fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps with flaps. INSCRIBED "WERE I ABLE TO WRITE IN FRENCH I'D SAY SOMETHING MORE GALLIC"

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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee, , Bill Bradley. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first book. Illustrated with photographs of the future senator in action as "the greatest [basketball] player in the history of the Ivy League." Fine in very good or better dust jacket with two small rubbed tears and spine sunned a bit but not as badly as most.

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APG 077.6 (2011). John McPhee. APG 077.6 (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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A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. John McPhee. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley.
New York: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrated with photographs of Bradley in action as "the greatest player in the history of the Ivy League." INSCRIBED BY THE FUTURE SENATOR, "For ---- Thanks. Bill Bradley". Slight lean to signatures at head of spine otherwise bright and near fine; in price-clipped dust jacket with minor professional repair to corners and spine ends (otherwise bright and near fine). INSCRIBED BY BRADLEY.

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YESOD. David Meltzer. YESOD.
London: Trigram Press, (1969). First edition. One of 100 copies SIGNED, NUMBERED and bound in buckram. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. Includes drawings by Meltzer.

[Book #35886]       Price: $60.00
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SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE. Herman Melville, William Plomer. SELECTED POEMS OF HERMAN MELVILLE.
London: Hogarth Press, 1943. First edition. Very good with small stamp on front pastedown; in dust jacket with spine and edges darkened, splitting on folds and one inch-long chip.

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TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas. Herman Melville. TYPEE: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. The revised edition, first thus, with a sequel, "The Story of Toby" added. Brown cloth, blind stamped boards with copper lettering on spine. 1/8" chip missing from top and bottom backstrip, front and back covers rubbed, circular skinned spots on front cover, small 1/2" soil spot on back cover, corners and bottom edge rubbed through to boards. A good or better copy.

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THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the U.S. H. L. Mencken. THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE: An Inquiry Into the Development of English in the U.S.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1948. First edition. After his monumental work THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE was revised and enlarged four times, Mencken decided a separate volume was necessary to accomodate new material--and then another, this second supplement. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket which is a little tanned on spine.

[Book #33495]       Price: $125.00
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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.
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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