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BURNT PEARLS: Ghetto Poems. Abraham Sutzkever. BURNT PEARLS: Ghetto Poems.
(Oakville, Ontario): Mosaic Press / Valley Editions, (1981). First Canadian edition and the first and only English-language edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Seymour Mayne. Introduction by Ruth R. Wisse. Frontis sketch of the author by Susan Katz. This copy INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR, "For Howard Schwartz, under the wings of the muse, Seymour Mayne, Chanukah 5742." Abraham Sutzkever (1913-2010) was awarded the Israel Prize for Yiddish literature in 1985 and his poems have been translated into 30 languages. In 1984, Arthur A. Cohen, writing for The New York Times proclaimed him "the greatest poet of the Holocaust." In 1941, Sutzkever and his wife, Freydke, were sent to the Vilna Ghetto where they were ordered by the Nazis to hand over important Jewish manuscripts and artworks. Sutzkever and his friends hid a diary by Theodor Herzl, drawings by Marc Chagall and Alexander Bogen, and other treasured works behind plaster and brick walls in the ghetto. His mother and newborn son were subsequently murdered by the Nazis. Sutzkever and his wife later escaped, and he fought the occupying forces as a partisan. In July 1943, Sutzkever gave a fellow partisan a notebook of his poems, which reached the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee in Moscow, where he later fled the war. According to Wisse, Sutzkever "was one of a tiny percentage of creative artists who lived through and survived the devastation [of WWII].....The works of those years, written not in retrospect, and not at a distance, but during the daily wretchedness of ghetto life and under constant threat of death, constitute an exceptional instance in the history of art." Gray paperwraps printed in black and pink. Near fine. 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. "The greatest poet of the Holocaust"

[Book #54252]       Price: $150.00
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HISTORY OF THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON IN ALL AGES. James M. Swank. HISTORY OF THE MANUFACTURE OF IRON IN ALL AGES.
Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1884. First edition. INSCRIBED, "Hon. D. J. Morrell From his friend James M. Swank." A detailed history of the growth of the iron and steel industries in the United States; and of early coal mining in the country. The author was a statistician and vice-president and general manager of the American Iron and Steel Association from 1873 to 1912. Minor staining of page edges, otherwise the pages are clean and unfoxed in new dark green cloth binding with leather label.

[Book #45660]       Price: $350.00
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LAST ORDERS. Graham Swift. LAST ORDERS.
(London): Picador, (1996). First edition. His Booker Award winner. SIGNED on title page. Fine in dust jacket with a wrap-around band from Waterstone's.

[Book #41847]       Price: $150.00
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ATALANDA IN CALYDON. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANDA IN CALYDON.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First US edition. Very good with light soiling and rubbing to the boards. Front board has a light discoloration and rough texture in the middle. Gilt lettering still bright. On the front endpapers, dampstaining is evident at the top and bottom around the hinge, and two bookseller stickers are also evident.

[Book #51567]       Price: $50.00
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ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First U.S. edition. Name, Brentano's label on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumbed and frayed, covers scuffed, small section of pages loose (p.53-64) but still attached, altogether about very good.

[Book #47676]       Price: $60.00
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CHASTELARD: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. CHASTELARD: A Tragedy.
New York/Boston: Hurd and Houghton/E.P. Dutton, 1866. First U.S. edition (we presume). Near very good with cloth edges worn, dark offset on front endpapers and light soiling on pages.

[Book #23333]       Price: $75.00
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POEMS & BALLADS: First Series. Algernon Charles Swinburne. POEMS & BALLADS: First Series.
Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904. First of this limited edition. One of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper. Originally published in 1866, this critically-acclaimed poetry was considered lustful and scandalous at the time. Tissue-protected frontispiece portait from the original by his friend D. G. Rosetti. Green silk-ribbon bookmark has lightly offset at p.185, front inner hinge just starting, slight crease and darkening at heel of spine, otherwise bright and near fine in somewhat darkened dust jacket, which is split at spine but still holding, with loss at head of spine not affecting lettering, and at top corners of the unprinted front and rear panels. Housed in original, light-blue slipcase which is tanned, with the edges a bit rough, but paper label still bright. Scarce in jacket and slipcase.

[Book #48829]       Price: $250.00
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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. Michael Talbot. TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. First edition. The author's first book under this name. Uncorrected proof in blue printed paperwraps. Light sunning to spine, few tiny stains to page fore edges, otherwise near fine to fine in printed paperwraps with copy of a photo and typed publication information taped to front cover. "Tentative publication date: of June 2, 1986." Publisher's blurb stapled inside front cover.

[Book #47177]       Price: $50.00
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ATTITUDES. Paul Tanaquil. ATTITUDES.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Part of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The fourteenth book in the series. Near fine in stiff card covers with self wraps that have a small slit at top seam of spine.

[Book #35953]       Price: $60.00
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NAOMI. Junichiro Tanizaki. NAOMI.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. First American edition. The story of a Japanese "modern girl" narrated by her bemused husband. Translated from the Japanese by Anthony H. Chambers. The author died in 1965. This novel, originally published in 1924, was his first. A review copy with slip laid in. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #42693]       Price: $60.00
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THE NEGRO IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF VIRGINIA. Alrutheus Ambush Taylor. THE NEGRO IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF VIRGINIA.
Washington, D. C. The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, (1926). First edition. Foreword by Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association. Taylor's second of three monographs on reconstruction: the first focused on South Carolina, and the third on Tennessee. Spine lettering dulled, page edges lightly foxed, name on front endpaper, small stain at hinge on the back endpaper, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket, if issued in one.

[Book #50454]       Price: $100.00
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A VISIT TO INDIA, CHINA, AND JAPAN, IN THE YEAR 1853. Bayard Taylor. A VISIT TO INDIA, CHINA, AND JAPAN, IN THE YEAR 1853.
New York: G. P. Putnam & Co. 1855. First edition. Royal blue cloth boards, blind stamped on covers, gilt-lettered and -illustrated on spine. Good or better with covers scuffed, few small tears in cloth, evidence of small label removed from center of spine, front free endpaper missing, and decorative preliminary title page and frontis foxed and somewhat darkened.

[Book #52559]       Price: $100.00
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A DOG OF WAR. John Taylor. A DOG OF WAR.
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh Macdonald, 1927. First thus. Originally published circa 1628. Number 225 of 375 copies. Includes hand-coloured engravings on wood by Hester Sainbury. Orange buckram spine and orange paper boards with gold lettering on spine. The book has the barest rubbing on edges but is otherwise fine. In dustwrapper a little darkened on top inch of front panel and spine, and with minute chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #36809]       Price: $100.00
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APG 058.4 (2004). Peter Taylor. APG 058.4 (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 #22895]       Price: $3.75
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THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR. Peter Taylor. THE COLLECTED STORIES OF PETER TAYLOR.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1969). First edition. A remarkably bright copy, fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54561]       Price: $100.00
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HAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALL ALIKE: A Collection of Stories. Peter Taylor. HAPPY FAMILIES ARE ALL ALIKE: A Collection of Stories.
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, (1959). First edition. Very good or better in a price-clipped, very good dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends and few tears.

[Book #52053]       Price: $150.00
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TENNESSEE DAY IN ST. LOUIS: A Comedy. Peter Taylor. TENNESSEE DAY IN ST. LOUIS: A Comedy.
New York: Random House, (1957). First edition of his first play, in the variant dust jacket without a price on the dust jacket flap. Light erasure very slightly discernable on title page (appears to have been a name--not affecting any lettering), otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and touch of minor edge wear.

[Book #28953]       Price: $75.00
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THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON. Peter Taylor. THE WIDOWS OF THORNTON.
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, (1954). First edition. Light rubbing to tips and spine ends, otherwise fine in very good to near fine, bright, price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing and nicked tips.

[Book #35655]       Price: $160.00
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JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL. Sir Richard Temple. JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL.
London: W.H. Allen, 1887. First edition. Two volumes. Sir Richard Temple had a distinguished career over more than thirty years in India rising to become Governor of Bombay. These volumes include his diaries of trips to Kashmir and Sikkim. A photographic portrait and specimen of the handwriting of Sir Salar Jung, 5 color plates, 8 folding maps or sketches (4 colored), 5 black-and-white plates. Covers show wear on corners and spine ends and few minor stains, including a small splash of blue paint, and one folding plate detached but laid in; still good to very good in original cloth.

[Book #49402]       Price: $950.00
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BECKET. Alfred Lord Tennyson. BECKET.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. First edition. Very good with minor bumping of the spine ends, light rubbing to the edges, and binding starting to crack at middle (between pages 80-81), lacking dust jacket.

[Book #50079]       Price: $100.00
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THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems. Alfred Lord Tennyson. THE DEATH OF CENONE, AKBAR'S DREAM: And Other Poems.
London and New York: Macmillian and Co. 1892. Two volumes. First UK edition and first U.S. edition. Cloth edges show minor wear on corners and spine ends, previous owner's bookplate in UK. Otherwise both are very good condition.

[Book #24089]       Price: $50.00
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TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa. T. Philip Terry. TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Second edition. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. INSCRIBED by Terry on first free page "To my friend. . .With high esteem." Flexible, red cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine; marbled page edges. 799 pages (including index) plus a number of full page ads. 13 Maps, 7 of them folding (one short tear, on one, repaired with archival tape), and 16 pages of plans. A thick book in very nice shape, certainly near fine with one small closed tear on lower back corner. Near fine with small closed tear on lower back corner.

[Book #52555]       Price: $200.00
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FAR FROM HOME. Walter Tevis. FAR FROM HOME.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1981. First edition. Remainder spray to bottom page edge extending very slightly to boards, small dent in spine, otherwise bright and would be fine in bright, fine dust jacket.

[Book #52319]       Price: $75.00
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THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT. Walter Tevis. THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT.
New York: Random House, (1983). First edition, advance reading copy, very good or better in glossy paperwraps. Publisher's coffee-splattered form letter to potential paperback-rights' seekers laid in along with reader Fred Chase's typed, internal "Avon Books Reader's Report," which is glowing ("The book is beautifully written--I can't remember one false note"), speaks to the book's marketability, and is perhaps prescient in noting: "I can see a number of publishers bidding for this, driving up the price and virtually destroying any chance to make a little money on it." Avon didn't publish the paperback.

[Book #52332]       Price: $60.00
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A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS'S and THE BEDFORD-ROW CONSPIRACY. W. M. Thackeray, William Makepeace. A LITTLE DINNER AT TIMMINS'S and THE BEDFORD-ROW CONSPIRACY.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856. First edition. "A Little Dinner At Timmins's" first appeared in Punch Magazine and "The Bedford-Row Conspiracy" first appeared in COMIC TALES AND SKETCHES [Van Duzer, pp. 67 & 88]. This combined edition was one of the "Miscellanies" issued in yellow wrappers from 1853 to 1957. Bound in gilt-stamped full red leather Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Brentano's with ORIGINAL YELLOW WRAPPERS BOUND IN at rear, including a large portion of the spine. Edges of free endpapers darkened where offset from inner dentelles, evidence of small label removed from front pastedown, outer hinges rubbed, and inner hinges reinforced with archival tape, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #52917]       Price: $450.00
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