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THE SOJOURNER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE SOJOURNER.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1953. First edition. Name and small name label on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with chipping on corners and spine ends, very slightly darkened spine, and rear panel with minor edge rubbing.

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WHO KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING? The True Story by the Alleged Assassin. James Earl Ray. WHO KILLED MARTIN LUTHER KING? The True Story by the Alleged Assassin.
Washington. D.C. National Press Books, (1992). First edition. SIGNED BY James Earl Ray. Foreword by Jesse Jackson, and preface by Mark Lane. Ray (1928-1998) was convicted of King's assassination in 1969 after entering a guilty plea to avoid a jury trial which, had he been found guilty, could have resulted in a death sentence. Instead, he was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He later recanted and made an unsuccessfully bid for retrial. Ray died in prison of complications due to chronic hepatitis C infection in 1998. Fine in fine dust jacket. DID HOOVER ORDER THE HIT?

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RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY. Ronald Reagan. RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY.
Salt Lake City: Osmond Publishing Company, (1981). First edition. SIGNED by President Reagan. Includes a tribute to Reagan given by Charlton Heston at the gala prior to the Inauguration; "A Time for Choosing," the TV speech given in October 1964 which launched Reagan's political career: Reagan's Jan. 20 1981 Inaugural Speech; an Address to a Joint Session of Congress on a Program for Economic Recovery; another address to a joint session on April 28,1981. The title comes at the end of that first speech in 1964 - "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny." Reagan was the Co-Chairman of the California Citizens for Goldwater at the time. No record of signed copies at auction in the last 35 years and we contacted a few prominent dealers and they have not had a copy. Just signed, not dated, but signed as President with a solid provenance. Fine in a price clipped dust jacket. SCARCE SIGNED COPY.

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STORY OF O. Pauline Reage, , Anne Desclos. STORY OF O.
New York: Grove Press, (1965). First U.S. edition, published the same year in the UK. Translated from the French by Richard Seaver as "Sabine d'Estree" and with a preface, "Happiness in Slavery," by Desclos's lover, Jean Paulhan. Note on the story by Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues. An erotic novel first published in Paris in 1954 by the Olympia Press. Some 40 years after publication, Desclos -- as "Dominique Aury" -- claimed authorship and revealed the story was written as a series of letters to her lover Paulhan, to prove a woman could write like the Marquis de Sade. She certainly showed him. Black cloth boards with silver stamped spine. Small faint stain and tiny nick to fore edge of first several leaves, otherwise quite bright and fine in equally bright and fine white dust jacket. A scarce book, especially in nice condition.

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STORY OF O. Pauline Reage, Anne Desclos. STORY OF O.
New York: Grove Press, (1965). First U.S. edition. Translated from the French by "Sabine d'Estree" (Richard Seaver); preface, "Happiness in Slavery," by Desclos's lover, Jean Paulhan (who does not reveal himself as such herein); note on the story by Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues. An erotic novel first published in 1954 under the pen name Réage. It wasn't until 40 years after publication that Desclos revealed herself to be the author, though she did so under the identity of Dominique Aury. According to Aury/Desclos, it was written as a series of letters to Paulhan, who admired the work of the Marquis de Sade and claimed a woman couldn't write the way he did. Well she showed him, huh? Black cloth boards with silver stamped spine. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with tiny chip, few small tears and inconspicuous snag in front flap fold. Scarce.

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STRANGER AND ALONE. J. Saunders Redding. STRANGER AND ALONE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1950). First edition. The front of the dust jacket proclaims this black author's only novel as "the story of a man who betrayed his own people." Covers and page edges slightly foxed, otherwise fine in a bright dust jacket with subtle foxing to rear panel and two closed tears in upper front panel (barely visible).

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THE SWING MUSIC MURDER. Harlan Reed. THE SWING MUSIC MURDER.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1938. First edition. "Here is a new tempo in murder mystery. Murder is practically set to music!" His second book featuring detective Dan Jordan (the only two books he wrote). Spine and edges toned otherwise would be near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with edges rubbed, few tiny nicks and tears, and rubbing to few letters on rear panel (still readable).

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THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980. Walt Reed, John Held Roger, Rockwell Kent. THE ILLUSTRATOR IN AMERICA: 1880-1980.
New York: Society of Illustrators, (1984). First edition. Number 36 of 50 copies with an original woodcut by John Held, Jr. (signed "72/100 Mrs John Held, Jr."). Additionally SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 355 pages with text for each decade by different illustrators (1920-1930 by Rockwell Kent, e.g.). Also includes Benjamin Eisenstat, Von Schmidt, Bernard Fuchs, et al. Profusely illustrated. Black cloth, a.e.g., 4to. Fine in fine matching cloth slipcase.

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THE ADVENTURES OF FIVE CHILDREN AND A DOG. Renee Reggiani. THE ADVENTURES OF FIVE CHILDREN AND A DOG.
Geraldine Spence. London: Collins, 1963. First UK edition. Translated by Antonia Neville. Very good, with 4 tiny purple marks on the bottom edge; in good or better pictorial dust jacket with some chipping and closed tear at top edge. Runner-up for the Hans Christian Anderson Award.

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THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing. E. B. Reilley. THE AMATEUR'S VADEMECUM: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Dancing.
Philadelphia: J. Nicholas, 1870. First edition. Comprising "The Ancient and Modern History of Dancing--The Etiquette and Fashions of the Ball Room--The Modes of Conducting Balls, Parties, Soirees" etc., etc., etc. Decorative blindstamped blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering and design on spine and gilt emblem on front cover. Spine ends and corners just beginning to fray, still very good with tissue-protected frontis illustration "Ball Room Scene" a little darkened.

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A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE MILLENNIAL CHURCH OR UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS (COMMONLY CALLED SHAKERS); Comprising the Rise, Progress and Practical Order of the Society; Together With the General Principles of Their Faith and Testimony. Religion. A SUMMARY VIEW OF THE MILLENNIAL CHURCH OR UNITED SOCIETY OF BELIEVERS (COMMONLY CALLED SHAKERS); Comprising the Rise, Progress and Practical Order of the Society; Together With the General Principles of Their Faith and Testimony.
Albany: Packard & Van Benthuysen, 1823. First edition. Original binding intact but edges of preface and contents pages have substantial chewing damage affecting lettering on the margins of the first few pages, otherwise about good.

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FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST. Frederic Remington. FREDERIC REMINGTON'S OWN WEST.
New York: Dial Press, 1960. First edition. Written and illustrated by Frederic Remington. Edited and with an introduction by Harold McCracken. One of 167 numbered copies SIGNED by McCracken. Full leather lettered in gold on front and spine, blindstamped steer's head on front, top edge gilt. Fine in original glassine in slipcase which shows only light shelfwear.

[Book #27189]       Price: $200.00
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SUNDOWN LEFLARE. Frederic Remington. SUNDOWN LEFLARE.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1899. First edition. 12 plates by Remington. Gift inscription on front endpaper dated 1909, and cover shows minor wear, otherwise would be a very good copy, if it weren't for the damp stain on edges of most pages (faint except on first 10 pages or so). Still, not a bad copy of what seems to be a very scarce title. In specially made plain slipcase.

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LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes. F. Reuleaux, Franz. LEHRBUCH DER KINEMATIK [Textbook of Kinematics]: In Two Volumes.
Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1875 and 1900. First edition. Text in German.Two volume set, well illustrated. Franz Reuleaux (1829-1905), often called "the father of kinematics," was a mechanical engineer and President of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy (wiki). First volume: Theoretical Kinematics, basic course of a Theory Of Mechanical Engineering [Erster Band: Theoretische Kinematik; Grundzuge einer Theorie Des Maschinenwesens]. 622 pages including index and 452 illustration in the text and 8 double-page folding tables bound at rear. Second volume: the Practical Relations of Kinematics to Geometry and Mechanics. [Zweiter Band: Die Praktischen Beziehungen der Kinematik Zu Geometrie Und Mechanik] 788 pages including index and with 670 illustrations in the text and two folding illustrations. Newly professionally rebound in gray cloth boards with page edges marbled, new endpapers added and brown leather labels on spine. Some minor foxing in volume 1 but none in volume 2; near fine.

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UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN. Chi Sun Rhee. UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN.
Fuquay-Varina, NC: Research Triangle Publishing, (1996). First edition of this self-published travelogue written wholly in verse. A remarkable achievement, it would seem; eleven days covered in 288 pages, opening with, "According to the watchword, our play has started./ Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas./ Working a year, three hundred sixty-five days,/ We earned a fortnight's holiday to play.// The name of the play: the 'Winter Vacation';/ The place: the island of Aruba in the Caribbean./ Transportation: a steelbird;/ The cast on the stage: our family of four." Illustrated with drawings, presumably by Rhee. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper, "December 11, 1996/ Chi Sun Rhee." Fine in fine dust jacket. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. "Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas."

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PERIL AT CRANBURY HALL. John Rhode. PERIL AT CRANBURY HALL.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930. First U.S. edition. An early Dr. Priestley, the 9th. Rhode is a pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street, who also wrote novels featuring retired naval officer Desmond Merrion under Miles Burton and novels featuring the Perrins, a brother-and-sister team of PI's, under Cecil Waye. An unusually nice copy, fine in fine dust jacket with one small internal tape repair and only the barest wear.

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CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D. Laura Rhodes, , Lucy Freeman. CHASTISE ME WITH SCORPIONS: With a Commentary by Lewis L. Robbins, M. D.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1964). First edition."The story of a woman's fight against self-destruction"--from the dust jacket. Lengthy SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION on the front endpaper from Laura Rhodes identifying the recipient as the "Doctor Stewart" of the book. Underlining to text, presumably by the author or the recipient. Very good in price-clipped, edge worn dust jacket.

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BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty. Anne Rice, As A. N. Roquelaure. BEAUTY'S PUNISHMENT: The Further Erotic Adventures of Sleeping Beauty.
New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc. (1984). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear.

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THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles. Anne Rice. THE TALE OF THE BODY THIEF The Vampire Chronicles
New York: Knopf, 1992. First edition. Advance reading copy - SIGNED. Fine in pictorial paperwraps.

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THE TRAP. Dorothy Richardson. THE TRAP.
New York: Knopf, 1925. First edition. The eighth volume in the author's "Pilgrimage" series. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper, foxing to the uncut front page edges, otherwise the book is very good to fine and with top edge color very good. Half-inch chip at top of front panel of dust jacket, two crescent shaped lines (from glass edge we assume) below the authors name on front panel, spine slightly tanned and rubbed; small, inconspicuous section of front fold missing, otherwise about very good. This U.S. jacket is scarce.

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JOSHUA THEN AND NOW. Mordecai Richler. JOSHUA THEN AND NOW.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. First edition. Uncorrected proof in light blue paperwraps with publisher's letter and reviewers notes laid in. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Yardley's copy with hand-written note from Knopf's William T. Loverd (signed "Bill") that has Yardley's pencilled notes on back and a promo for the book that includes a blurb from Yardley's own review of Richler's ST. URBAIN'S HORSEMAN. Spine sloped from reading, tape shadows on front cover, otherwise near fine.

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A COLLECTION OF EIGHT OF HIS BOOKS: White Tiger; Barbry; The Siamese Cat; and more. Henry Milner Rideout. A COLLECTION OF EIGHT OF HIS BOOKS: White Tiger; Barbry; The Siamese Cat; and more.
New York / Boston: Various publishers, 1907 - 1921. First edition. Eight books, all but one first printings, six INSCRIBED and three with LETTERS SIGNED to his aunt, MRS. J. B. RIDEOUT--author of CAMPING OUT IN CALIFORNIA--laid in. Henry Milner Rideout (1877-1927), a native of Calais, Maine, was author of 16 novels, 23 short stories & novellas (many of which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post), and a biographical memoir. His early writing abilities where such that they spurred his high school English teacher, Laura Burns and her cousin, distinguished Harvard English professor Charles Townsend Copeland, to motivate local townspeople to lend Rideout the funds necessary to attend Harvard. He graduated in 1899 and was an instructor in the English department for four years--until his college debts were paid off. After The Atlantic Monthly accepted two of his short stories, he decided to earn a living by writing. He set off from San Francisco for six months of travel in the Far East under contract to the American Woolen Company, reporting on jute mills in the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. He translated his experiences and observations from travel in those places so well--skillfully writing on locales such as Bangkok or Canton--that readers assumed he had traveled more widely. He earned readership in not only the United States, but Canada and Great Britain. His eminence was such that when he died while on a family trip to Europe, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a banner headline announcing his sudden death. THE COLLECTION consists of eight books without dust jackets in overall very good condition, all but one of which are first printings/impressions and six of which are INSCRIBED to his aunt. Most are spine faded but otherwise very good (as noted below): *THE SIAMESE CAT*, NY: McClure, Phillips, 1907. General wear but still good, not signed or inscribed | *DRAGON'S BLOOD*, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1909. Second impression. Spine barely faded on this one. Better than very good. Not signed or inscribed but with ownership signature of Mrs. Rideout on endpaper. | *WILLIAM JONES*, NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1912. A biography. Spine unfaded but corners and spine ends show some wear (still very good). Inscribed. | *WHITE TIGER*, NY: Duffield, 1915. 2-page ALS to his aunt (both sides of single sheet) laid in. Foxing to edges of frontis and title page. Inscribed. | *THE FAR CRY*, NY: Duffield, 1916. Lettering on front board rubbed but readable. Inscribed. | *THE KEY OF THE FIELDS and BOLDERO*, NY: Duffield, 1918. Front hinge cracked but tight. Rideout’s obituary with dateline Antwerp, Belgium, pasted to front endpaper. Inscribed. | *FERN SEED*, NY: Duffield 1921. TLS written in 1925, laid in, as well as "With the Compliments of the Author" card. Handwritten note on title page, presumably by his aunt, about his death (mistakes the year) and this being his last book (also a mistake). Inscribed. | *BARBRY*, NY: Duffield, 1923. TLS with handwritten notes, laid in. Inscribed.

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APG 016.4 (2004). Laura Riding. APG 016.4 (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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JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet. James Whitcomb Riley, Jeannette Covert Nolan. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY: Hoosier Poet.
Robert S. Robison. New York: Julian Messner, (1941). First edition. Special limited Indiana edition, number 147. SIGNED by Nolan and the illustrator, Robert S. Robinson. Very good in vibrant green cloth binding, a little shelfworn at the spine ends and corners. In a dust jacket that is also very good, with a touch of soiling and some wear to the edges, very shallow chipping, few small tears and spine fold split (but not noticeably).

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AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE: Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815. James Riley. AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE AMERICAN BRIG COMMERCE: Wrecked on the Western Coast of Africa, in the Month of August, 1815.
New York: T. & W. Mercein, 1817. First edition, but also a Hartford imprint for the author the same year. Calls for 10 plates, this has a frontis of author and 8 plates with the corner torn off one. Map is missing. Wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the month of August, 1815. With an Account of the sufferings of the surviving officers and crew, who were enslaved by the wandering arabs on the great African Desert, or zahahrah; and observations historical, geographical made during the travels of the author, while a slave to the arabs, and in the empire of Morocco. Covers very worn, fair at best, with pages yellowed and damp stained and pages yellowed.

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