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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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METAMORPHOSIS OF 741. James Merrill, , Anthony Hecht. METAMORPHOSIS OF 741.
Pawlet: Banyan Press, 1977. First edition. A section of an untitled longer poem. Number 58 of 440 numbered copies. Presentation copy INSCRIBED, "Fondest greetings to Tony & Helen Hecht from some odd birds of paradise (Stonington 25 iii 77)." Anthony Hecht was a Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Laureate. Printed on Arches paper. Fine in paperwraps and original printed envelope. NICE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED "FROM SOME ODD BIRDS OF PARADISE"

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NORTHERN LIGHTS. James Merrill, Merwin Hecht, Strand and Updike, William Stafford, Nemerov, Moss. NORTHERN LIGHTS.
(Winston Salem): Palaemon Press, 1983. First edition and only edition. 15 BROADSIDE POEMS printed on 9 x 14" heavy, artists' paper; printed in red and black; and SIGNED BY THE POETS. Number 55 of 55 numbered sets; there were an additional 20 lettered sets reserved for the poets and publisher. Includes PHILIP BOOTH, JOHN CIARDI, DONALD DAVIE, ANTHONY HECHT, JAMES MERRILL, W. S. MERWIN, HOWARD MOSS, HOWARD NEMEROV, KARL SHAPIRO, LOUIS SIMPSON, W. D. SNODGRASS, RADCLIFFE SQUIRES, WILLIAM STAFFORD, MARK STRAND and JOHN UPDIKE. Housed together in a quarter-cloth portfolio with marbled boards and gilt-lettered morocco spine label; ribbon ties. Fine. FIFTEEN BROADSIDE POEMS, EACH ONE SIGNED.

[Book #53649]       Price: $2,500.00
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FATHER LOUIE: Photographs of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton, Ralph Eugene Meatyard. FATHER LOUIE: Photographs of Thomas Merton.
(New York): Timken Publ. (1991). First edition. The scarce, simultaneous hardcover issue. Photographs of Merton by Meatyard. Edited by Barry Magid; with an essay by Guy Davenport. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #22365]       Price: $100.00
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APG 009.4 (2004). Thomas Merton. APG 009.4 (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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PEYTON PLACE. Grace Metalious. PEYTON PLACE.
New York: Julian Messner, Inc. (1956). First edition of the notoriously libelous book made into a movie and soap opera of the same name. There can't have been many copies in the first printing, as this true first edition seems scarce. Black paper boards lettered in silver on spine. In dust jacket priced $3.95 on front flap, as called for. Appears to be lacking the front free endpaper, there's thinning to the first blank (from erasure), and rear board is creased where bumped on lower edge, otherwise about very good in good or better dust jacket with internal foxing, internal tape repair, rubbing, and spine ends and corners nicked.

[Book #54346]       Price: $125.00
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APG 146.2 (2004). James A. Michener. APG 146.2 (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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THE NOVEL. James A. Michener. THE NOVEL
New York: Random House, (1991). First edition. Advanced reading copy in red glossy paperwraps. Publisher's letter laid-in. Spine has faint creasing from being read and corners are very lightly rubbed, but is in otherwise fine condition.

[Book #50436]       Price: $60.00
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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. James A. Michener. TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1975. Special edition of his Pultizer Prize winner, published by the Franklin Library in their Pulitzer series. Illustrated with full-color reproductions of paintings by William Franklin Draper. Fine in decorated full leather with all page edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Nice production.

[Book #35929]       Price: $60.00
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TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC. James A. Michener. TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING FIRST BOOK. Shelfwear and minor fraying to spine ends and corners, usual browning to the pages, small dampstain on top edge near spine, altogether good or better. Lacking jacket.

[Book #50035]       Price: $200.00
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TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED. James A. Michener. TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED.
While Associate editor of Macmillan's Educational Department, Michener suggested Mrs. Ella-Frances Barker as one of the authors in a proposed series of geography books for children. Mrs. Barker did not have time to complete the assignment and, unbeknownst to Michener, turned the project over to her young son. The first letter, dated December 30, 1946, is warm and chatty, signed "Jim Michener" and proposes a meeting between Professor and Mrs. Barker and Michener's managing editor, Philip Knowlton. The second letter, dated April 16, 1947, is written after receipt of the manuscript. Diplomatic and decidedly business-like (with not-so-subtle hints that the manuscript is not exactly up to par) it is signed "James A. Michener." Both letters are typed on Macmillan letterhead; the first on a single sheet, the second on two. The first has a very light stain at the head of the page, and light creasing where previously folded into sixths, but is otherwise fine and includes the original mailing envelope. The second letter is a little darkened and lightly creased along the edge of the first page, but is otherwise fine.

[Book #24926]       Price: $250.00
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THE CITY & THE CITY. China Mieville. THE CITY & THE CITY.
New York: Ballantine Books, (2009). First edition, second printing. INSCRIBED by author on title page, "To Britt, Glad we agree on the scary democracy. Cheers!" Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #53589]       Price: $100.00
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MUSSULMAN ART: The Louvre Museum. Gaston Migeon. MUSSULMAN ART: The Louvre Museum.
Paris: Albert Morance, (1922). First edition. Two volumes. Volume 1: Carved Stone, Wood and Ivory, Arms, Bronze and Brass, Carpets, Fabrics and Miniatures. Volume 2: Rock-crystal, Enamelled glass and Ceramics. Each volume with loosely inserted plates (52 in volume one and 51 in volume 2) and preliminary plain paperwraps booklet with explanations and descriptions of each plate. Laid into tan paper-board covers printed on front in dark gray, with gray cloth spines lettered in gilt, and ribbon ties at fore edges. Spines a little rumpled and very lightly frayed, boards darkened, otherwise about very good with plates themselves being fine.

[Book #52670]       Price: $150.00
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SWEET MAN. Gilmore Millen. SWEET MAN.
New York: Viking Press, 1930. First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "Inscribed for my friend George Woodruff with sincere personal regards/ Gilmore Millen/ Los Angeles June 11, 1930." A novel of John Henry, set in Memphis on Beale Street in the 1920s. Gilmore, a newspaperman, described Beale as a street of business and love and murder and theft. An aisle where merchants and pawnbrokers, country Negroes from plantations, créole prostitutes and painted fag men, sleepy gamblers and slick young chauffeurs, crooks and bootleggers and dope peddlers and rich property owners and powdered women and labor agents and blind musicians and confidence men and hard-working Negroes from sawmills and cotton warehouses and factories and stores meet and stand on corners and slip upstairs to gambling joints and rooming hotels and barber shops and bawdy houses. Spine very slightly faded, wear to bottom edges of boards and some additional writing (above and below Millen's inscription), otherwise very good or better lacking dust jacket.

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AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY. Arthur Miller. AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY.
New York: Viking Press, (1964). First edition. SIGNED on the title page by Miller. One of his most personal plays, a thinly veiled personal critique centered on his then-recent divorce from Marilyn Monroe. The book is fine in a near fine dust jacket with very minimal wear.

[Book #54680]       Price: $350.00
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APG 147.2 (2004). Arthur Miller. APG 147.2 (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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DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem. Arthur Miller. DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem.
New York [Toronto]: Viking Press (Macmillan Co.), 1949. First Canadian edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and winner of the 1949 Tony Award. One of the best of the 20th century by everyone's account. Very good with light soiling to the cover, spine a little darkened, and edges bumped. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51932]       Price: $150.00
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TIMEBENDS A Life. Arthur Miller. TIMEBENDS A Life.
New York: Grove Press, 1987. First edition. SIGNED by Miller "To - - " on title page. Flyer from the signing event at The National Press Club laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #53638]       Price: $250.00
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