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A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story. Florence J. Radcliffe. A SIMPLE MATTER OF JUSTICE: The Phyllis Wheatley YWCA Story.
Pompano Beach, FL: Exposition Press, (1985). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on free endpaper. Fine in very good or better dust jacket which is somewhat rubbed and has small creases and closed tears along the edges but is still attractive.

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TEXAS MAN. William MacLeod Raine. TEXAS MAN.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1928]. First UK edition. No date but assume close to the U.S, first of 1928. Minor spine fading, otherwise fine in nice, bright pictorial dust jacket with very minor soiling and one small chip at top back corner. A scarce edition of this title.

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MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography. Jean-Pierre Rampal, , Deborah Wise. MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography.
New York: Random House, (1989). First edition. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED BY RAMPAL front endpaper. The well-known flutist "transcends the usual cultural bounds and appeals to fans of concert halls, jazz clubs, [and] television, including "The Muppet Show."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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APG 018.4 (2004). Ayn Rand. APG 018.4 (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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ATLAS SHRUGGED. Ayn Rand. ATLAS SHRUGGED.
New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Aside from the FOUNTAINHEAD, her most famous work. It has influenced many over the years, usually in their youth (but obviously well thereafter for some). Ranked second only to the Bible as the most influential book in America in a 1991 survey by the Library of Congress. Near fine in dust jacket with professional repair to spine ends rendering near fine. Housed in custom green-and-red cloth clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

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WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials. Ayn Rand. WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with Promotional Materials.
[No place]: Angelika Films, 1988. First edition thus. Italian film with English subtitles. Originally released in 1942 as two films, "Noi Vivi" and "Addio Kira," directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and starring Alida Valli, Rossano Brazzi, and Fosco Giachetti. After their release in Italy during World War II, the films were banned by the Fascist government. Lost and forgotten for decades, they were finally found and restored with Rand's involvement and released for the first time in the U.S. in 1986. This 1988 double-cassette set in its original clamshell case also contains material that tells the story of the making of the films and of their loss and re-discovery through photographic memorabilia, 6 informational packets, and "Ayn Rand's 'We the Living': New Life in a Restored Film Version" by Michelle Marder Kamhi in "Aristo: The Journal of Esthetics" (whole issue, Vol. 4 No.4, Dec. 1988)--all of which is housed in a pocket inside the case. Glassine envelope holding photos and stapled 8.5 x 11" informational packets a little tanned on edges, otherwise altogether fine. Scarce to rare.

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THE WIND DONE GONE. Alice Randall. THE WIND DONE GONE.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2001. First edition. SIGNED with a quote by the author on the title page. The unauthorized parody of that famous novel of the South. Fine in dust jacket.

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DOORS OPEN. Ian Rankin. DOORS OPEN.
Gladestry: Scorpion Press, (2008). First edition, using sheets from the Orion trade edition, and published a week later, on September 25, 2008. Number 46 of 80 numbered copies SIGNED by the author. There were also 16 specially bound copies. Includes an appreciation by Denise Mina. Bound in dark blue quarter leather with marbled boards and top edge stained blue-green. Fine as issued in clear acetate wrapper.

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CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998. Christoph Ransmayr. CHRISTOPH RANSMAYR: Presentation at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 6, 1998.
Washington, D.C. (Embassy of Austria), 1998. First edition. Edited by Roswitha Novak. Number 154 of 333 copies SIGNED BY RANSMAYR. From the short-lived "New Literature from Europe" series of readings at the Library of Congress, Presentation copy with Embassy of Austria greeting card from the cultural attache of the Embassy dated April 20, 1998, laid in, "Very kind regards, Teresa Indjein." Includes excerpts from Ransmayr's novels THE TERRORS OF ICE AND DARKNESS; THE LAST WORLD and THE DOG KING as well as bibliographical references. Illustrated. Fine in paperwraps.

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APG 214.0 (2007). Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. APG 214.0 (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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"CRACKER CHIDLINGS": In Scribner's Magazine, Volume LXXXIX, No. 2. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. "CRACKER CHIDLINGS": In Scribner's Magazine, Volume LXXXIX, No. 2.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, February, 1931. First edition. First appearance of this short story, which was not republished until 1994 in "Short Stories." Near fine in paperwraps with light wear to overhanging edges.

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THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1956). First edition. Edited by Julia Scribner Bigham. Gilt at spine rubbed though readable, otherwise would be near fine in a very good or better dust jacket with light soiling, rubbing, and small closed tears, as well as light foxing and a small dampstain on verso, which are not visible from the front.

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THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. THE MARJORIE RAWLINGS READER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1956). First edition. Edited by Julia Scribner Bigham. Bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with only subtle toning to the spine, a touch of faint soiling and aging, and a few inconspicuous nicks and tears. An attractive copy.

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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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