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ADSONVILLE: OR MARRYING OUT. Samuel Shaw. ADSONVILLE: OR MARRYING OUT.
Albany, N.Y. S. Shaw, 1824. First edition. An early Albany imprint. Wright credits Edward Hull as the author. The book was copyrighted by the publisher Shaw but is also credited by some to John Johnson, who was the printer. A narrative tale: Edgar and Caroline, after 280 pages or so, do marry (as much as I got out of the book). No auction records. Recently rebound in cloth with leather spine label. Foxed throughout but not too darkly, so the text is still relatively clean. EARLY FICTION.

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BERNARD SHAW'S RHYMING PICTURE GUIDE TO AYOT SAINT LAWRENCE. Shaw, George Bernard. BERNARD SHAW'S RHYMING PICTURE GUIDE TO AYOT SAINT LAWRENCE.
Luton: The Leagrave Press Ltd. 1950. First edition, paperwraps issue. Billed as Mr. Shaw's last completed work. Profusely illustrated with photographs taken by Shaw. Very good copy with slight foxing inside front and back cover.

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GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS. Shaw, George Bernard. GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS.
New York: Dodd Mead & Co. 1947. First U.S. edition. Two previously unpublished plays with prefaces, and a variation on Shakepeare's ending for CYMBELINE with an explanation. Previous owner's name & date on front endpaper. Very good in very good dust jacket.

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A MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION: A Novel. Wilfrid Sheed. A MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION: A Novel.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960. First edition of his first novel. Fine in lightly soiled white dust jacket.

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THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems. Shelley, sshe. THE POEMS OF PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Including Materials Never Before Printed in Any Edition of the Poems.
London: Oxford University Press, 1912. First edition thus. Half-leather binding with marbled endpapers. Very good with rubbing along the edges and foxing to the endpapers. Hinge beginning to crack in the front. Front endpaper corner torn off (was attached to pastedown in corner). First blank page has previous owner's identifying information on it.

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THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT. Robert E. Sherwood. THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A Pulitzer Prize winning play set during World War II. Laid in is an approximately 6 x 9" promotional broadside printed in black and yellow featuring a photograph from the staged production on recto and reviews on verso; notice of pre-sale ticket availability by mail printed in red at base of recto for the February 1941 two-week engagement of the show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Contemporary name and date on endpaper otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed.

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THIS IS NEW YORK; A Play in Three Acts. Robert Emmet Sherwood. THIS IS NEW YORK; A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. Light, scattered foxing to top page edges, otherwise about fine in dust jacket with slightly tanned spine and light edge wear (mostly to spine ends). An attractive copy with gilt lettering bright.

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1935). First edition. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners. Very good with two long skinned marks on front endpaper and page edges somewhat soiled. In a rubbed dust jacket with soiling and shallow edge wear. Scarce. Starring Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart.

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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Garrett D. Byrnes, with many thanks, Robert Sherwood March 29th, 1940." Byrnes had a long career at the Providence Journal as a writer, editor and arts critic. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners in that it was a success on Broadway and in the film version with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and a young Humphrey Bogart. One corner of book a little bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket (with Howard on front) with edges showing wear but still at least very good. INSCRIBED "WITH MANY THANKS"

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APG 169.1 (2004). Nevil Shute. APG 169.1 (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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ON THE BEACH. Nevil Shute. ON THE BEACH.
Melbourne: Heinemann, (1957). First Australian edition. Light foxing on page edges, name and date on front endpaper, spine ends slightly faded, otherwise a bright, crisp copy, that is very good or better in about very good price clipped dust jacket with some wear and small chips on corners and spine ends and a touch of subtle staining. We're not sure where this edition fits but it reportedly precedes the UK edition. The book was set and printed in Australia and given the setting of the book, it would seem to be the edition to have.

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THE ANGEL OF THE OPERA. Sam Siciliano. THE ANGEL OF THE OPERA.
New York: Otto Penzler Books, (1994). First edition. The first meeting of Sherlock Holmes and the Phantom of the Opera. An uncorrected proof in printed white wraps. Fine.

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MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE. Siegfried, Roy. MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE.
New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992). First edition. Their rags-to-riches story and a history of their act written with Annette Tapert. "The truth behind the magic." INSCRIBED, "To Julianne/ Love/ Siegfried [&] Roy 1992." 320 pages, including index. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and full-color photographs. A nicely produced, oversize (10 1/2 x 8 1/2) book. As new in dust jacket.

[Book #39639]       Price: $350.00
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THE ECONOMISTS. Leonard Silk. THE ECONOMISTS.
New York: Basic Books, (1976). First edition. Near fine with a few minor marks of soiling to the cover. In a dust jacket that is also near fine, with a small closed tear to the bottom right corner of the front panel and a light touch of damp staining to the upper left of the back panel, but otherwise the most minimal of wear.

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KILLHOPE WHEEL. Jon Silkin. KILLHOPE WHEEL.
(Ashington, Northumberland): Northumberland Arts Group, 1971. First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page. Stapled pictorial paperwraps. Very good with cover lightly foxed and rubbed and some creasing along spine but otherwise only minimal wear.

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SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem). Charles Simic. SWEET TOOTH: (Broadside Poem).
(No-place): William B. Ewert, 1999. First edition. One of 250 copies for private distribution of which 50 were on special paper and signed by Simic and the illustrator/calligrapher, R.P. Hale. This copy presumed to be one of the 200 regular copies (though the paper appears special enough). INSCRIBED BY SIMIC TO AWARD-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife Helen and signed "Much love, Charlie & Helen." Cream colored paper with lower edge deckled (others trimmed), printed in red and black, illustrated with a picture of a street lamp decorated for the winter holidays. Horizontal crease where previously folded in half, otherwise fine. HOLIDAY GREETING, AN ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54268]       Price: $250.00
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WALKING THE BLACK CAT: Poems. Charles Simic. WALKING THE BLACK CAT: Poems.
San Diego: Harcourt, Brace & Co. (1996). First edition. A Harvest paperback original. INSCRIBED to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "For Tony & Helen: with best wishes, Charlie / Nov 14, 1996 / Strafford, N.H." Fine in pictorial white paperwraps printed in black and red.

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POWDERED EGGS: A Novel. Charles Simmons. POWDERED EGGS: A Novel.
London: Anthony Blond, (1965). First UK edition of his first novel and second book. Fine in dust jacket with small corner chips. This pictorial wrapper designed by Alan Aldridge is much nicer than the U.S. version.

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APG 190.0 (2007). Neil Simon. APG 190.0 (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 ARRIVISTES: Poems 1940-1949. Louis Simpson. THE ARRIVISTES: Poems 1940-1949.
New York: The Fine Editions Press, [1949]. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's first book.Preface by Theodore Hoffman. Near fine in paperwraps with edges very slightly tanned. Lacking the original glassine. In presumably supplied (versus original) heavy, blue paper dust jacket with title and author's name handwritten on spine.

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DOWNRIVER: (Or, The Vessels of Wrath) A Narrative in Twelve Tales. Iain Sinclair. DOWNRIVER: (Or, The Vessels of Wrath) A Narrative in Twelve Tales.
London: Paladin Grafton Books, (1991). First edition. SIGNED by author and "151/200" written above signature. Trade edition, but we assume a limited of sorts. A novel centered on the Thames. Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 1992 Encore Award. "The most inventive novelist of his generation" - Peter Ackroyd. "A great, strange, possibly definitive piece of fiction about London" - Anglea Carter. Before turning his talents to writing, Sinclair was, after Martin Stone, the second best book scout in England, or perhaps the world. Fine in dust jacket.

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THE INDUSTRIAL REPUBLIC: A Study of the America of Ten Years Hence. Upton Sinclair. THE INDUSTRIAL REPUBLIC: A Study of the America of Ten Years Hence.
London: William Heinemann, 1907. First UK edition, from the U.S. sheets. Illustrated with photographs and a political cartoon. Brick red cloth lettered in black on front and spine. About very good with front hinge tight but showing two short splits, spine ends and corners softened and a little rubbed, few small edge bumps, and few small stains on rear board. [Ahouse A9b].

[Book #54997]       Price: $75.00
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PRESIDENTIAL AGENT. Upton Sinclair. PRESIDENTIAL AGENT.
New York: The Viking Press, 1944. First edition. Set just before the War, this is the fifth in the Lanny Budd series of novels. Spine and edges mildly sunned, and spine ends and corners bumped, otherwise near fine in slightly faded dust jacket with a few edge chips, especiallly at the front top corner (otherwise very good).

[Book #47374]       Price: $100.00
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APG 149.2 (2004). Isaac Bashevis Singer. APG 149.2 (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 SPINOZA OF MARKET STREET. Isaac Bashevis Singer. THE SPINOZA OF MARKET STREET.
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1961. First edition. Eleven short stories. Slight tanning due to acidic paper, otherwise near fine in very good dust jacket which is lightly sunned, has 1" closed tear to top front edge, a touch of rubbing and a few chips at the extremities.

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