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THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR. Maurice Sendak. THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1960). First edition, with all the correct points per Hanrahan [A41]. A secret knock lets the children into the fun of the colorful imaginary world in Rosie's room. Gift inscription on front endpaper, very faint stain along fore edges of endpapers, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, bright blue pictorial dust jacket with few tiny rubbed nicks, light soiling on back of front flap and few inconspicuous tears.

[Book #49506]       Price: $200.00
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SESSHU'S LONG SCROLL: A Zen Landscape Journey. Sesshu, Reiko Chiba. SESSHU'S LONG SCROLL: A Zen Landscape Journey.
Rutland, VT & Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Co. (1959). First edition. "The Japanese value Sesshu as the greatest of all their artists, and the Long Landscape Scroll, here reproduced in its entirety, is his acknowledged masterpiece."--from the introduction. Cedar wood covers, accordian style pages. Approximately 4.25 x 5.5" with scroll measuring approximately 11' x 3.25". Original 1 3/4" wide black-and-red band laid in (rubbed and chipped on lower corners). Book is fine. Lacking the original acetate slipcase but housed in supplied acetate envelope.

[Book #53693]       Price: $200.00
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APG 035.3 (2004). Mary Lee Settle. APG 035.3 (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 #22884]       Price: $3.75
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THE KILLING GROUND. Mary Lee Settle. THE KILLING GROUND.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1982). First edition. Advance Reading Copy. Both the book and a author complimentary slip (laid in) are inscribed by Settle to Doris Grumbach (author/critic). It must have been around the time Pen/Faulkner, which Settle started in Charlottesville, moved to the Folger in Washington, D.C. The book is INSCRIBED "For Doris on the night of the great move Love Mary Lee"; and the card says "For Doris - Here's to coming to Washington. Bless you for being in C-ville. Love Mary Lee." Fine in glossy, printed wraps.

[Book #30738]       Price: $100.00
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HUNCHES IN BUNCHES. Seuss Dr. HUNCHES IN BUNCHES.
New York: Random House, (1982). First edition with complete number line. A boy is approached by numerous strange creatures, "hunches" that point out different courses of action. Endpapers have a few faint creases, otherwise fine in pictorial boards with very light wear on bottom corners. Without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #46508]       Price: $100.00
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CATERINA SFORZA: A Renaissance Virago. Caterina Sforza, By Ernst Breisach. CATERINA SFORZA: A Renaissance Virago.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, (1967). First edition. Uncorrected proof, very good in spiral-bound, teal, printed paperwraps. Biography of the 15th-century Italian noblewoman, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan and a close friend's wife. Caterina later held the title of Lady and Countess, and was known as a powerful and beautiful woman in her time.

[Book #49101]       Price: $60.00
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THE HERALD. Michael Shaara. THE HERALD.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1981). First edition. Near fine in dust jacket.

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NO BED FOR BACON: Or, Shakespeare Sows and Oat. Shakespeare, Caryl Brahms, S. J. Simon. NO BED FOR BACON: Or, Shakespeare Sows and Oat.
New York: Crowell, 1950. Assume first U.S. edition. Copyrighted in 1941, but we assume in England as Crowell states that they indicate later printings. A humorous look at Elizabethan England. Name and address on front end paper, otherwise very good in edgeworn dust jacket with some small chips (including one on spine) and minor tape reinforcement.

[Book #37938]       Price: $60.00
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THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT. Rosa Shand. THE GRAVITY OF SUNLIGHT.
New York: Soho, (2000). First edition. Author's first book. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

[Book #46947]       Price: $50.00
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LADY IN LILAC. Susannah Shane. LADY IN LILAC.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1941. First edition. Advance proof issue of this Red Badge Prize Mystery in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Very good with faded and sloped spine, spine and edge rubbing, and two closed to bottom back cover.

[Book #51333]       Price: $150.00
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THE FLOWERING THORN. Margery Sharp. THE FLOWERING THORN.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. [1951]. First U.S. edition. Copyright page indicates the publication date was 1934 but the rear flap of the dust jacket is headed "Concerning the Reissue of The Flowering Thorn" and the rear panel "Novels of" lists "Lise Lillywhite," which was published in 1951. Spine lettering a little dulled, still very good in very good dust jacket with subtle damp stain along lower edge, otherwise bright and near fine.

[Book #53592]       Price: $75.00
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BERNARD SHAW & MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL: Their Correspondence. Bernard Shaw, Alan Dent. BERNARD SHAW & MRS PATRICK CAMPBELL: Their Correspondence.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1952. First edition. Edited by Dent, with a reluctant preface by Stella M. Beech, daughter of Mrs. Campbell. Near fine in dust jacket showing shelf wear.

[Book #46858]       Price: $60.00
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LOVE AMONG THE ARTISTS. George Bernard Shaw. LOVE AMONG THE ARTISTS.
Chicago: Herbert S. Stone and Co. 1900. First edition of this novel, preceding the UK edition by 14 years. Originally written in 1891. Cloth slightly soiled, otherwise near fine.

[Book #24132]       Price: $100.00
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CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION. George Bernard Shaw. CASHEL BYRON'S PROFESSION.
New York: Brentano's, 1899. First U.S. hardbound edition. This edition was unauthorized, with the first authorized U.S. edition not published until 1901. Spine ends and tips slightly rubbed and tips lightly bumped, otherwise bright and near fine.

[Book #33864]       Price: $100.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Very good with foxing on endpapers and light soiling on cloth; in dust jacket with spine tanned, shallow chipping (two chips on top edge of back panel slightly larger) and closed tears.

[Book #29392]       Price: $50.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Endpapers lightly offset and name and date on front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with spine vey slightly tanned. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #30301]       Price: $100.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To the Tucker's --- with hope for deep snow and unbroken legs --- Irwin Shaw." Cloth a bit faded and corner tips slightly worn, but still very good in slightly darkened oatmeal dust jacket with a few chips and a closed tear on one hinge repaired on verso with clear archival tape.

[Book #45907]       Price: $250.00
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THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable. Irwin Shaw. THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. INSCRIBED TO A DRAMA CRITIC.

[Book #45884]       Price: $1,250.00
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LOVE ON A DARK STREET. Irwin Shaw. LOVE ON A DARK STREET.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1965). First British edition and only hardback edition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper: "To Harriett Geller with warmest regards, Irwin Shaw." Fine in dust jacket with few creases and touch of soil.

[Book #45888]       Price: $150.00
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MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories. Irwin Shaw. MIXED COMPANY: Collected Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. 37 stories including some of his finest such as "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" and "The Eighty-yard Run." A very good to near fine copy in the fragile parchment-like wrapper with shallow chipping to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51451]       Price: $100.00
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NIGHTWORK. Irwin Shaw. NIGHTWORK.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (1975). First British edition. INSCRIBED to a noted British mystery writer, "To Derek Marlowe, with best wishes, Irwin Shaw." Marlowe's first novel, A Dandy in Aspic, was also his most popular, and was made into a film of the same name. He later won an Emmy Award for penning the BBC mini-series "The Search for the Nile." Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #45891]       Price: $200.00
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THE TROUBLED AIR. Irwin Shaw. THE TROUBLED AIR.
New York: Random House, 1951. First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Louise, gratefully, Irwin Shaw." Hinge just starting to separate at top of half-title page, otherwise fine in a very good dust jacket with minor wear and one tiny chip.

[Book #45905]       Price: $200.00
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TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN. Irwin Shaw. TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1960). First British edition. A novel about Americans in Rome which was filmed in 1962 with Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse and George Hamilton. Fine in striped boards with pink top edge, in interesting wrap-around illustrated dust jacket with the barest wear on corners and very light soiling.

[Book #45688]       Price: $60.00
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ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories. Irwin Shaw, Gilbert Roland. ACT OF FAITH: And Other Stories.
New York: Random House, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED to Spanish actor Gilbert Roland: "To Amigo, the strongest link I have with the Spanish-speaking literary world-- Irwin Shaw." Spine slightly sunned, otherwise very good to near fine in fine dust jacket.with spine just slightly toned. NICE INSCRIPTION TO GILBERT ROLAND.

[Book #45885]       Price: $250.00
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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.

[Book #52532]       Price: $350.00
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