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A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE. Isaac Bashevis Singer. A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF LOVE.
Soyer, Raphael. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1978. First edition. Paintings and drawings by Raphael Soyer. Fine in bright dust jacket with slightly tanned spine, minor rubbing and a few closed edge tears, one having tape repair on verso.

[Book #30474]       Price: $60.00
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DYING: An Introduction. L. E. Sissman. DYING: An Introduction.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1967). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in bright dust jacket with closed tear in rear panel (with tape repair on verso) and light foxing along flap folds and top edges of flaps. Review copy with publisher's slip tipped to front free endpaper.

[Book #36198]       Price: $60.00
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BEFORE THE BOMBARDMENT. Osbert Sitwell. BEFORE THE BOMBARDMENT.
New York: George H. Doran, (1926). First U.S. edition. Near fine in good to very good dust jacket.

[Book #54477]       Price: $75.00
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SING HIGH! SING LOW! A Book of Essays. Osbert Sitwell. SING HIGH! SING LOW! A Book of Essays.
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd. 1944. First edition. Small hole in front hinge, endpaper a little rumpled, otherwise near fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket, darkened at spine, with spine ends frayed and one closed tear.

[Book #47582]       Price: $60.00
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THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED. Sacheverell Sitwell. THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1948. First U.S. edition. Name and old paperclip mark on front endpaper, otherwise very good in marginally chipped, but still very good dust jacket. The front flap is extensively clipped but the price is still present (presume true of all copies).

[Book #49102]       Price: $60.00
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FRIGHT NIGHT. John Skipp, , Craig Spector. FRIGHT NIGHT.
New York: Tom Doherty Associates, (1985). First edition. A paperback original. Based on the movie, which was written by Tom Holland. Minor edge rubbing to covers and few rubbed creases otherwise very good to near fine.

[Book #54499]       Price: $75.00
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CONSTANTINE: The Miracle of the Flaming Cross. Frank G. Slaughter. CONSTANTINE: The Miracle of the Flaming Cross.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1965. First edition. SIGNED by the author on the fly leaf. The first volume in the Pathway of Faith Series. Colorful endpaper maps. Spine a bit shaky but still intact. Very good to near fine in bright pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #46942]       Price: $100.00
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TIME: THE PRESENT: A Book of Short Stories. Tess Slesinger. TIME: THE PRESENT: A Book of Short Stories.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1935. First edition. Author's second book. Cover shows wear and spine is faded, otherwise good or better in edgeworn dust jacket with small chips and holes and some edges splitting. Still, an acceptable copy of what appears to be a scarce book.

[Book #32464]       Price: $100.00
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A THOUSAND ACRES. Jane Smiley. A THOUSAND ACRES.
New York: Knopf, 1991. First edition of her Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #47208]       Price: $60.00
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ANDREW ALSOP'S AMBITION. Smith, Claude. ANDREW ALSOP'S AMBITION.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. (1960). First edition. Designated by Claude himself as #10 of 10 copies "with unfortunate printing error [hand-]corrected." SIGNED by Claude on title page and INSCRIBED on the copyright page with error message. Home-made bookmark at location of the error labeled in the author's hand "#10 / Error / Corrected" and note indicating where several lines are out of place. "Claude" Smith was a cartoonist for the New Yorker and Playboy. This was his own personal copy, purchased from his estate. Near fine in blue and white pictorial paperwraps with faint sticker shadow around printed price at top, left corner of front cover and small, rubbed crease to bottom, front corner.

[Book #52996]       Price: $150.00
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THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE. Alexander McCall Smith. THE FULL CUPBOARD OF LIFE.
New York: Pantheon, (2003). First edition. From his "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series. Advance reading copy, as issued in slipcase and SIGNED by the author. Fine in slipcase showing an little shelf wear (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54651]       Price: $75.00
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THIN MEN OF HADDAM. C. W. Smith. THIN MEN OF HADDAM.
New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973. First edition. Review copy with slip laid in. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #51174]       Price: $60.00
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COMMON STOCKS AND BUSINESS CYCLES. Edgar Lawrence Smith. COMMON STOCKS AND BUSINESS CYCLES.
New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1959. First edition. An important work dealing with cyclical probabilities by an author experienced in economics and investment analysis. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with few minor creases and spine just slightly tanned.

[Book #49536]       Price: $150.00
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3 SMITHS IN THE WIND. H. Allen Smith. 3 SMITHS IN THE WIND.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co, Inc. 1946. First edition. "Three Best Sellers in One Volume by an Outstanding American Humorist"--from the dust jacket. Collects his first three books: LOW MAN ON A TOTEM POLE, LIFE IN A PUTTY KNIFE FACTORY and LOST IN THE HORSE LATITUDES. Near fine in like dust jacket.

[Book #54488]       Price: $75.00
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INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST. Jennie Smith. INCIDENTS AND EXPERIENCES OF A RAILROAD EVANGELIST.
Washington D. C. No publisher, 1920. First edition. "My interest was awakened in railroad men when I was a helpless invalid, carried from one place to another for treatment....After I was healed I was made the National Superintendent of the Railroad Department of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union" (from the preface). Red floral cloth boards with gilt lettered spine. Frontis photo of the author. Boards stained but still reasonably attractive and otherwise very good.

[Book #52550]       Price: $85.00
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THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ A Skip Langdon Mystery. Julie Smith. THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ A Skip Langdon Mystery.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). An uncorrected proof of the first edition. INSCRIBED on half title and dated 10/12/91. The sequel to her 1991 Edgar Award-winning novel, NEW ORLEANS MOURNING, (which was her first Skip Langdon Mystery) making Smith the first American woman to win the award in this category since 1956. Fine in blue paper wraps.

[Book #20354]       Price: $50.00
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DEATH TURNS A TRICK. Julie Smith. DEATH TURNS A TRICK.
New York: Walker & Co. (1982). First edition. SIGNED BY SMITH on the title page in her signature red ink. Her first book and first to feature Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco who finds herself in the middle of a crime. Spine ends and corners mildly bumped still fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #54791]       Price: $200.00
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THE SOURDOUGH WARS: A Rebecca Schwartz Mystery. Julie Smith. THE SOURDOUGH WARS: A Rebecca Schwartz Mystery.
New York: Walker and Co. (1984). First edition. Her second book. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. Base of spine a little pushed otherwise crisp and fine in near fine dust jacket with orange lettering on spine mellowed and barest rubbing to edges.

[Book #54790]       Price: $40.00
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THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED. Lee Smith. THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Lane / Lee Smith 12/12/91." Crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. HER FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54793]       Price: $350.00
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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.
[Book #22887]       Price: $3.00
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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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