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SOMETHING IN THE WIND. Lee Smith. SOMETHING IN THE WIND.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1971). First edition. Her second book. SIGNED BY SMITH and dated "12/12/91." Fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with few tiny nicks and spine just slightly toned.

[Book #54792]       Price: $150.00
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STRANGE FRUIT. Lillian Smith. STRANGE FRUIT.
New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1944). Second printing of her first book, a novel dealing with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance which was an instant best-seller. INSCRIBED TO "THE FIRST LADY OF RADIO," Mary Margaret McBride, who influenced the interview styles of the most well-known broadcasters today: "To Mary Margaret McBride/ With my warm thanks for your understanding my book -- Yours, a 'fellow Southerner'/ Lillian Smith." Smith -- who was one of the first prominent white Southerners to stand against segregation, according to the website of the University of Georgia's Hargrett Rare Books & Manuscripts Library -- was interviewed on McBride's show about STRANGE FRUIT on November 28, 1945 (per records from her archive at Hargrett). STRANGE FRUIT was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language and was banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service (a ban that was lifted by President Roosevelt on the request of wife Eleanor). Minor wear on corners and spine ends otherwise very good. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #54489]       Price: $200.00
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RED SQUARE. Martin Cruz Smith. RED SQUARE.
No place: No publisher, (circa 1991). First edition. Oversize, 8 1/2 x 11 inch proofs bound with unprinted black cloth spine, clear plastic front cover and heavier black-paper back cover. First page, which serves as a front cover (visible through clear plastic) has handwritten title and author over the chapter heading "I MOSCOW," beneath which is a date range of "August __ - August __, 1991." The dates are left blank but in the final, printed version, the dates are the 6th to the 12th. We assume this proof format was issued before any other proofs. The pages are double spaced with page numbers written in, and there are a few handwritten changes to text. 518 pages. Pages 184-194 inserted upside-down. Final page has damp stain on front edge, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #52883]       Price: $100.00
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APG 069.3 (2011). Thorne Smith. APG 069.3 (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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LAZY BEAR LANE. Thorne Smith. LAZY BEAR LANE.
George Shanks. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First edition. Illustrated by George Shanks. Good to very good with inner hinges just beginning, spine toned, covers lightly soiled, spine ends beginning to wear, etc. Lacking dust jacket. Relatively scarce.

[Book #51970]       Price: $350.00
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TOPPER: An Improbable Adventure. Thorne Smith. TOPPER: An Improbable Adventure.
New York: Robert McBride, 1926. First edition. Smith's best known book which was made into the popular 1937 film and 1950s television comedy. Spine a bit faded but lettering still readable, faint crease on back cover, otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #42571]       Price: $200.00
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APG 205.0 (2007). Wilbur Smith. APG 205.0 (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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THE DIAMOND HUNTERS. Wilbur Smith. THE DIAMOND HUNTERS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1972. First U.S. edition. Scarce. Remainder spray on bottom page edges, red mark on top page edges and blindstamp on front endpaper, otherwise very good in dust jacket with corners a little rubbed, a few tiny closed tears, white back panel somewhat soiled and minor chipping on spine ends not effecting lettering. In spite of all this still an attractive copy.

[Book #30190]       Price: $150.00
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POWER OF THE SWORD. Wilbur Smith. POWER OF THE SWORD.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1986). First U.S. edition. Advance reading copy in stiff paperwraps. Near fine with light soiling.

[Book #30168]       Price: $50.00
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POEMS. William Jay Smith. POEMS.
New York: The Banyan Press, 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of 500 numbered copies. Light erasure on front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, otherwise about near fine in remnants of original glassine.

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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

[Book #51606]       Price: $200.00
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THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH. Duke Snider, , Bill Gilbert. THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH.
(New York): Zebra Books, (1988). First edition of his autobiography. SIGNED by the Duke. Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (1926 - 2011) helped lead the Dodgers to six World Series and win championships in 1955 and 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 (Wikipedia). Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54476]       Price: $75.00
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THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress. W. D. Snodgrass. THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress.
Brockport: BOA Editions, 1977. First edition. One of 1000 copies. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine, black endpages. INSCRIBED on title page by Snodgrass to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen with delight and affection / De / W. D. Snodgrass." Snodgrass, whose middle name was DeWitt, went by "De" to his friends. Fine in dust jacket with 1/4" chip on back panel, otherwise fine.

[Book #53731]       Price: $150.00
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HEART'S NEEDLE. W. D. Snodgrass. HEART'S NEEDLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of only 1,500 copies printed. From the collection of Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in very good dust jacket with scant 1/8" chipped away at head of spine, corners nicked, spine a little tanned, and rear panel slightly soiled.

[Book #53726]       Price: $200.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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THE SEARCH. C. P. Snow. THE SEARCH.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1935. First U.S. edition. His third book. Near fine in lightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket with few skinned spots on rear panel affecting a small portion of the text (still readable), few tiny nicks and one short, closed tear - still very bright.

[Book #5521]       Price: $50.00
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THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL. Wm. J. Snow. THE FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL.
Washington D. C. The United States Field Artillery Association, 1911. First edition. Volume I, Numbers 1 through 4. Published quarterly. Illustrated with drawings, charts, maps and photos, mostly in the text (a few full-page), as well as a folding map, "Echelles Metriques," and one other, which has been partially removed. Bound in salmon cloth boards with "F. A. / Vol. 1" stamped on in black on spine. Good or better with covers soiled and generally worn but interior mostly very good.

[Book #52546]       Price: $300.00
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MISHAPS, PERHAPS. Carl Solomon. MISHAPS, PERHAPS.
(San Francisco): City Light Books, (1966). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very good in pictorial paperwraps. Light rubbing and a few small indentations to the front cover and a small closed tear to the back cover, near the bottom of the spine.

[Book #51273]       Price: $150.00
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THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO: 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation I-II. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Thomas P. Whitney. THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO: 1918-1956 An Experiment in Literary Investigation I-II.
New York: Harper & Row, (1974). First U.S edition. Black cloth little faded on extreme top edge, light foxing on page edges, otherwise very good or better in very good dust jacket with a few barely noticeable closed tears and tiny chips to corners, tape on verso.

[Book #50743]       Price: $100.00
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LENIN IN ZURICH. Alexander Solzhenitsyn. LENIN IN ZURICH.
New York: Farrar Straus, (1976). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by Solzhenitsyn on the half-title page. A precusor of sorts to THE RED WHEEL, his multi-volume account of Russian revolutionary history, exploring and clarifying the crucial years 1914-1917. Translated from the Russian by H. T. Willetts. The first of these chapters on Vladimir Lenin--none of which were previously published--was later incorporated into the expanded 1984 edition of AUGUST 1914; and the rest of the chapters were incorporated into NOVEMBER 1916 and MARCH 1917. (Wiki). Near fine in bright, very good to near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with rubbed tear with small skinned spot to lower edge front panel but otherwise only minor wear. SIGNED BY SOLZHENITSYN.

[Book #53686]       Price: $750.00
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APG 118.2 (2004). Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn. APG 118.2 (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 #22888]       Price: $6.75
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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, A Musical Thriller. Stephen Sondheim. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, A Musical Thriller.
New York: Dodd, Mead, (1979). First edition. Music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production featuring Angela Lansbury as "Mrs. Lovett." Fine in price-clipped dustwrapper. "Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd, His Skin Was Pale and His Eye Was Odd."

[Book #53654]       Price: $200.00
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THE VOLCANO LOVER: A Romance. Susan Sontag. THE VOLCANO LOVER: A Romance.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Advance reading copy with publisher's promo laid in. Minor crease on rear bottom corner, otherwise fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #47616]       Price: $60.00
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CANDY. Terry Southern, , Mason Hoffenberg. CANDY.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1964). First U.S. edition, and first under the authors' own names. First state in a primarily purple cloth binding (with just two inches or so of black paper); with red endpapers and top edge stain; and no statement of printing. In first-issue dust jacket with James Jones blurb (vs Nelson Algren) on back panel, etc. Near fine in slightly tanned, near fine dust jacket with only subtle shelf wear.

[Book #52982]       Price: $150.00
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FLASH AND FILIGREE. Terry Southern. FLASH AND FILIGREE.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc. (1958). First American edition of his first book. The first issue with book in full cloth (versus cloth and boards) and dust jacket with $3.50 price (versus $5.00). Fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket with two very small closed tears and tiny chips at top of spine.

[Book #47409]       Price: $100.00
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