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THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON. Francis Thompson. THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON.
London: Burns & Oates Ltd. (1913). First edition. Three volume set of his poems (first two volumes) and prose. All three volumes have some foxing (mostly to endpapers) and a small bookstore sticker on front pastedown, otherwise they are bright and about near fine in dust jackets. All three dust jackets have tanned spines and edge chipping, especially to spine ends, with some spine lettering affected. Still, an attractive set that is scarce in dust jackets.

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APG 120.2 (2004). Hunter S. Thompson. APG 120.2 (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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GONZO SWORD: Hand-cast in bronze. Hunter S. Thompson, sculptor Brin Berliner, Jud Bergeron. GONZO SWORD: Hand-cast in bronze.
(San Francisco: Furtherrr, 2012). First edition, and only edition of this incredible tribute to Gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. One of ONLY 100 COPIES, many of which have been given out as gifts. Thompson's dual-thumbed, peyote-in-the-palm "Gonzo fist," first seen on the campaign poster created by Tom Benton when Thompson ran on the "Freak Power" platform for Sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, in 1970. An image that has since come to symbolize Thompson himself. Come to life in 3-D. Nearly two-feet long, weighing almost 10 pounds. A hefty, impressive piece of art, fashioned to hang on a wall, if so desired. ONLY EDITION OF THIS TRIBUTE TO GONZO-JOURNALIST HUNTER S. THOMPSON.

[Book #53174]       Price: $1,500.00
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FURROW'S END: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories. Jim Thompson, E. B. White, M. K. Rawlings, Louis Bromfield. FURROW'S END: An Anthology of Great Farm Stories.
New York: Greenberg, (1946). First edition. Edited by the publisher, David B. Greenberg, with an introduction by Louis Bromfield. Includes Jim Thompson's "Mr. Simpson Makes a Sale" from his second novel, HEED THE THUNDER, published by Greenberg the same year. Also includes William Saroyan, Leo Tolstoi, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, E. B. White, et al. Very good to near fine with touch of rumpling to spine and few tiny spots to cloth; in dust jacket with tiny hole to front spine fold, foxing to flap folds, and minor wear to spine ends but otherwise bright and near fine.

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THE GRIFTERS. Jim Thompson. THE GRIFTERS.
Evanston: Regency Books, (1963). First edition. A paperback original. "The short con men . . . the artists who take your cash and paint you foolish . . . are crooked as corkscrews" (from the cover). Made into the 1990 movie with Angelica Huston, John Cusack and Annette Bening, with a screenplay by Donald Westlake. Worn copy in pictorial paperwraps, but still good or perhaps a little better.

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THE KILLER INSIDE ME. Jim Thompson. THE KILLER INSIDE ME.
New York City: A Lion Book, (1952). First edition of his most famous book. A paperback original. Good with flattened and rubbed creasing to covers, small chip to base of spine, and pages age toned. HIS MOST FAMOUS BOOK.

[Book #54145]       Price: $400.00
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NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear" Mortimer N. as Q. K. Philander Doesticks Thomson. NOTHING TO SAY: A Slight Slap at Mobocratic Snobbery, Which has "Nothing to Do" with "Nothing to Wear".
New York: Rudd & Carleton, 1857. First edition. An answer in verse to the mocking of the rich in the (then) recently published satirical poem, "Nothing to Wear," pointing out the generousity and charity of many in the upper classes. 16mo brown cloth boards elaborately blind stamped on covers and lettered and with gilt decoration on front. Ad leaf tipped to front free endpaper; illustrations and frontis tipped in. Scattered foxing, tipped in leaves darkened, covers show moderate staining and spine ends softened and rubbed, otherwise about very good.

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN TRANSITION: A Study of the Removal of Constitutional Limitations on Religious Liberty as Part of the Social Progress in the Transition Period. Joseph Francis Thorning. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN TRANSITION: A Study of the Removal of Constitutional Limitations on Religious Liberty as Part of the Social Progress in the Transition Period.
New York, et al: Benziger Brothers, 1931. First edition. This volume focusing on New England ("1st Series"). "There has been much ado in America in recent years regarding the separation of Church and State."--from the jacket flap. Certainly sounds as if it still might be of interest today. SIGNED BY THORNING on the dedication page with his parish address in Frederick, Maryland, and with a photo of him laid in. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with spine background just a tad faded. A very nice copy.

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SOUNDING. Don Thornton. SOUNDING.
Texas: Texas Portfolio/B. Weberlein Publ. (1976). First edition. Poetry. Fine in pictorial paperwraps with a touch of edge sunning.

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THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People. James Thurber. THE THURBER ALBUM: A New Collection of Pieces About People.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First edition. About fine in like dust jacket with barest wear. A bright copy.

[Book #54468]       Price: $100.00
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THE DOG DEPARTMENT: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles. James Thurber, Michael J. Rosen. THE DOG DEPARTMENT: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles.
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2001). First edition. Classic Thurber humor and drawings of good dogs and bad dogs too. Uncorrected proof, fine in paperwraps.

[Book #48231]       Price: $60.00
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LEON'S STORY. Leon Walter Tillage. LEON'S STORY.
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1997). First edition. Oral history recorded from speeches and interviews, illustrated with collages by Susan L. Roth. "Leon Tillage's recollections are a disturbing and moving reminder of the uselessness of hatred and the senselessness of racism."--dust jacket flap. Nikki Giovanni blurb on back of dust jacket. Bookplate SIGNED by Tillage on front free endpaper. Fine in dust jacket. Scarce signed.

[Book #47450]       Price: $50.00
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7 MEN. Boris Todrin. 7 MEN.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1938. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Unavoidable offset due to the binding glue on the pastedowns, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with one small closed tear and spine darkened but still very good. Clippings and publisher ads in envelope laid in.

[Book #45536]       Price: $60.00
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THE SILMARILLION. J. R. R. Tolkien. THE SILMARILLION.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First U.S. edition. Second issue with last letters on page 229:29-32 incomplete. Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor edge rubbing and one small closed tear at top front edge.

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"BAND" William Tolliver. "BAND".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Oil on canvas, measuring 36 x 48 inches. Brown wood beveled frame. Colorful image of four band members mid-note--bass, violin, banjo, and horn--with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53059]       Price: $35,000.00
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"CISTERN WORKERS" William Tolliver. "CISTERN WORKERS".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Gouache on paper, measuring 40 x 48 inches. Double-framed in cream cloth under glass and blonde wood. Colorful image with a free-flowing geometricity evoking cubism of two men hoisting water from a brick-lined cistern . William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53058]       Price: $40,000.00
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"FIELD HANDS" William Tolliver. "FIELD HANDS".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Mixed media of principally pastels, measuring 26 x 36 inches. Matted and framed under glass in gold-burnished, brown wood frame with inner scroll. Field workers, men and women, hoes hoisted on shoulders, pausing to watch the sun rise over the trees. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53060]       Price: $22,500.00
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"MAN AND WOMAN IN BAR" William Tolliver. "MAN AND WOMAN IN BAR".
Lafayette: circa 1981-83. Mixed media painting, measuring 24 x 34 inches. Matted and framed under glass in gold-burnished, brown wood frame with inner scroll. Colorful image of a man and woman at a small candle-lit table, with strong foreground image of the man and the woman just blending into the swirling background. William Tolliver (1951-2000) was a brilliant self-taught, Mississippi-born artist. He arose during the mid-1980's as a brilliant regional talent, an individual impelled by a desire to capture the landscapes and peoples of his native deep South. Whether dealing with everyday workers or back-alley jazzmen, he conveys a universal message through the common human experience. He was born in Vicksburg. His mother worked in the cotton fields by day, but also raised 14 children. To stimulate their interest in learning, she often challenged William and his older brother to drawing contests. Discovering William’s talent, she borrowed art books from the library that exposed her son to the works of the European masters. At age 14, Tolliver dropped out of school and left Mississippi to join the Job Corps program in Los Angeles. During his year-and-a-half stint with Job Corps, he studied carpentry at a government-sponsored trade school. Assisted by an instructor at the trade school who was also a visual artist, Tolliver received additional instruction and information about the techniques of painting. He married in 1977 and, in 1981, he moved his family to Lafayette, Louisiana, where an oil boom had created employment opportunities in the construction trades. In Lafayette, he worked as a wallpaper hanger and a house painter. Two years later, however, the city’s building industry fell into decline, leaving Tolliver unemployed. Laid off from his job and without income, he set out to relax in his free hours by painting with his daughters paint kit. Tolliver soon began to paint in a new and unique style that has been termed "representational abstract expressionism." Able to work in numerous mediums- oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, and dimensional reliefs- Tolliver was forever exploring new techniques.Critically ranked with such famous African American artists as Romare Bearden and Jacob Lawrence, Tolliver soon gained the reputation as one of America’s most renowned contemporary artists. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in the field of art. He also produced the poster for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the city where he finally settled. (Source: Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 9, Gale Research, 1995.). ORIGINAL ART.

[Book #53057]       Price: $22,500.00
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THE LIVING CORPSE. Leo N. Tolstoy. THE LIVING CORPSE.
New York: Frank-Maurice, Inc. (no-date). First U.S. edition? This statement appears in the book as a translator's note: " ...The following translation is made from the only authorized Russian edition based on the manuscripts in the possesion of the late Count Tolstoi's daughter, A.L. Tolstaya." Translated from the Russian by Anna M. Evarts. Very good with some soiling on endpapers, previous owner's name on endpaper and wear on spine ends. Lacks dust jacket. Scarce.

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"PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors. Leo; John Steinbeck Tolstoy, Henry Goodman, Philip Reisman. "PHILIP REISMAN": In A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors.
(New York: A-D Publishing Co. 1940). First edition. 20-page essay by Goodman on Reisman and his work in the Oct.-Nov. 1940 issue of "A-D, An Intimate Journal for Art Directors, Production Managers, and their Associates." Essay on Reisman is illustrated with 8 full-page drawings, three of which are in color, and 10 half-page illustrations; both covers feature color reproductions of Reisman's work (appear to be from a WPA mural). Includes several illustrations from Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA (Random House, 1940) which, according to Goodman, was a Book-of-the-Month Club "Book Dividend." He goes on to say there were close to 200,000 copies distributed. But judging by the relatively few copies offered online, that number seems unlikely. Also includes a "project illustration for Steinbeck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH," an unpublished piece. Following the Goodman piece on Reisman is "Ballet of the A B Cs," a "typographic keepsake" illustrated by Emery I. Gondor; a Hubert Davis portfolio; and several ads. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps measuring 5 1/2 x 8". Interesting little item. AN INTERESTING LITTLE ITEM.

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ALL OUR YESTERDAYS. H. M. Tomlinson. ALL OUR YESTERDAYS.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1930. First edition. One of 1025 SIGNED, numbered copies. Fine, as issued without dust jacket in slipcase which is a bit soiled and worn but still very good.

[Book #45643]       Price: $100.00
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AMBITION. Arthur Train. AMBITION.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First edition. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, rubbing, a few small closed tears and very shallow chipping.

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JACOB'S LADDER. Arthur Train. JACOB'S LADDER.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. Minor offfsets on endpapers, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with spine a bit darkened and a triangular chip in the center of the front panel.

[Book #45542]       Price: $60.00
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STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA. Travel, Nathan C. Green. STORY OF SPAIN AND CUBA.
Baltimore, MD: International News and Book Co. 1896. First edition. Decorated cloth boards with gilt lettering. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Pictorial cover is lightly soiled and rubbed along the edges with corners frayed slightly, otherwise very good.

[Book #51436]       Price: $150.00
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APG 192.0 (2007). B. Traven. APG 192.0 (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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