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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.
[Book #22858]       Price: $20.25
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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.
[Book #22859]       Price: $16.50
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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.

[Book #42578]       Price: $150.00
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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.
[Book #22860]       Price: $9.00
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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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HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. Francis Trevelyan Miller. HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II.
Philadelphia: Universal Book and Bible House, (1945). Salesman's Dummy for the first edition of the Armed Services Memorial Edition. The eventual book included 966 pages covering the "complete panorama of the greatest struggle in human history," illustrated with official photographs, maps, records and documents, and included a color plate frontis of Iwo Jima, 1945, the iconic image of the war. This Salesman's Dummy has two "Service Record" pages, a contents page (listing 100 chapters), statements of National leaders, 10 pages of text and 90 photos (on 32 pages). Fine in blue cloth with the barest wear. Scarce. SALESMAN'S DUMMY.

[Book #54599]       Price: $150.00
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THE BEST OF HENRY MILLER. Henry Miller. THE BEST OF HENRY MILLER.
London: Heinemann, (1960). First edition. Uncorrected proof. Scattered foxing to page edges and spine slightly soiled, otherwise near fine in blue paperwraps. Edited by Lawrence Durrell.

[Book #35709]       Price: $120.00
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THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE. Henry Miller. THE COSMOLOGICAL EYE.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1939). First edition, first issue, with eye on front cover of book. This collection contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the White Phagocytes (1938) and were for the most part, written at about the same time as Tropic of Capricorn--the period of Miller's and Durrell's life in the famous Villa Seurat in Paris. These critical and philosophical essays, prose poems, surrealist fantasies, travel sketches, and scenarios, show Miller's passion for fiction, for telling the endless stories of his life. In fine condition with pastedowns a little darkened and the photograph on the front cover a touch rubbed. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51815]       Price: $100.00
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INSOMNIA: Or, The Devil at Large. Henry Miller. INSOMNIA: Or, The Devil at Large.
Albuquerque, NM: Loujon Press, 1970. First edition, limited issue, this one being number 10 of "99" copies in "Edition F" (there were actually 65 at most, see below) with twelve loose watercolor prints, THREE of which are SIGNED AND DATED 10/15/70 BY MILLER, as called for [Shifreen & Jackson A175f]. The three prints SIGNED BY MILLER are "Insomnia No. 1" (8/3/66); "Insomnia No. 2" (8/22/66); and "2nd Insomnia Series, No. 1" (5/8/67). Large, elaborate production; housed in decorative wooden box measuring approximately 24 x 19 x 1.5" with sliding wood cover (actually wood paneling, smooth side up) illustrated with photograph of Miller and wife "Hoki" beneath which is affixed an antiqued copper plate engraved "Ed. F." Each of the TWELVE COLOR PRINTS is printed on heavy artist's paper and measures approximately 22.5 x 17.5". Also includes a large, heavy card stock title sheet and the book itself -- another elaborate production of plain, comb-bound boards with foil paper dust jacket (made from wall paper?); in facsimile manuscript and illustrated with photographs throughout. "Edition F" was initially planned for 192 copies and later reduced to 99, Shifreen & Jackson estimate that NO MORE THAN 65 COPIES WERE ACTUALLY PRODUCED and that ONLY 300 WOODEN BOXES WERE EVER CONSTRUCTED for the total edition (note to Shifreen & Jackson A175a, p.408). The book and prints are best described by Miller's daughter, Valentine, on her tribute website: "In the mid 60s Dad became infatuated by a cabaret singer from Japan named Hoki Tokuda. He would spend hours at the piano bar in the Imperial Gardens Restaurant in Hollywood, listening to Hoki sing. He eventually wooed and married her. In 1965-6 he got insomnia worrying about the relationship and wrote a small book called Insomnia or the Devil at Large and during those sleepless nights painted a dozen watercolors, the Insomnia series." Light finger smudges to half-title sheet, otherwise book, prints, and box are all fine.

[Book #53854]       Price: $2,000.00
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NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks. Henry Miller. NOTES ON "AARON'S ROD" and Other Notes on Lawrence from the Paris Notebooks.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First edition. One of 276 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies: pale gray illustrated paper boards; red cloth spine with printed label. Edited by Seamus Cooney. Fine in original acetate, as issued.

[Book #40252]       Price: $125.00
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TROPIC OF CANCER. Henry Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER.
New York: MEDVSA, 1940. First U.S. edition of the author's first and most famous book. One of 1000 copies in the first issue of light green boards with gilt spine lettering [Shifreen & Jackson A9j]. 1000 copies were printed for initial distribution by the publisher, Jacob Brussel, who eventually went to prison for publishing pornography. (An overrun of 200 to 500 unbound sheets were printed for later distribution, accounting for the nine variants which followed this first issue.) Spine lettering a little rubbed and dulled, boards tanned, green top stain faded, hinges starting, altogether good or better.

[Book #52777]       Price: $750.00
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TROPIC OF CANCER. Henry Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER.
Paris: Obelisk Press, 1934. First edition. One of only 1,000 copies printed. Miller's autobiographical novel -- banned in the U.S. and UK for decades after its publication -- has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." The 1961 U.S. publication by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography before it was finally declared "non-obscene" in 1964. Written between 1930 and 1934 during his "nomadic life" in Paris, Miller's TROPIC OF CANCER was titled as such because, by his own account, ". . . to me cancer symbolizes the disease of civilization, the endpoint of the wrong path, the necessity to change course radically, to start completely over from scratch." On many best-of lists, including Time Magazine's 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005 and The Modern Library's list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, where it is ranked 50th. A near fine copy with light soiling and minute fraying to top of spine but remarkably with the yapped (over-hanging) covers barely frayed at all. Very scarce in this nice condition. Shifreen & Jackson A9a. THE NOW CLASSIC BOOK ONCE CONDEMNED AS OBSCENE.

[Book #53812]       Price: $25,000.00
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"UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice. Henry Miller. "UNTITLED 17/68" -- BEING MILLER'S 17th PAINTING DONE IN 1968: Large painting, inscribed and signed twice.
(No-place: 1968). First edition. Or only edition, actually, as this is an original watercolor painting by Miller SIGNED "HENRY MILLER 17/68" and INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY, Connie Perry: "For/ Connie and Mike/ Happy Anniversary/ Henry." "Untitled 17/68," i.e., Miller's 17th painting produced in 1968.Image measures approximately 23 x 30" and depicts in bright primary colors a palm tree, flowers and woman against the backdrop of a colorful village. Matted and framed in white on white with overall dimensions of approximately 32 x 40". Inscription beginning to fade, few inconspicuous pinpricks to edges, otherwise fine. featured on page 87 of THE PAINTINGS OF HENRY MILLER: PAINT AS YOU LIKE AND DIE HAPPY [San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1982)]. INSCRIBED TO HIS PACIFIC PALISADES SECRETARY.

[Book #53857]       Price: $5,000.00
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THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. Jason Miller. THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON.
New York: Atheneum, 1972. First edition. New York Drama Critics' Award, Best Play 1972 and the Pulitzer Prize. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Walter McGinn, Charles Durning, Michael McGuire, Paul Sorvino and Richard Dysart. Very good or better with small sticker residue on front pastedown and cloth edges lightly sunned; in a price-clipped, slightly soiled dust jacket with one short closed tear.

[Book #29112]       Price: $125.00
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SONGS OF THE SIERRAS. Joaquin Miller. SONGS OF THE SIERRAS.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871, First Edition. Second state of binding. Good with soiling and rubbing on cover and wear on spine ends.

[Book #38364]       Price: $50.00
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AN ERNIE PYLE ALBUM: Indiana to Ie Shima. Lee G. Miller. AN ERNIE PYLE ALBUM: Indiana to Ie Shima.
New York: William Sloane Associates, (1946). First edition. Near fine with lightly bumped spine ends. In a near fine dust jacket that is lightly soiled and shows a few rub marks, several closed tears along the top and two tiny chips to the top of the spine.

[Book #51597]       Price: $60.00
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MICHAEL AND MARY. A. A. Milne. MICHAEL AND MARY.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. First edition of this play, a tale of an unlikely marriage. Near fine in dust jacket fading on the spine.

[Book #46161]       Price: $60.00
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