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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

[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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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APG 205.0 (2007). Wilbur Smith. APG 205.0 (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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THE DIAMOND HUNTERS. Wilbur Smith. THE DIAMOND HUNTERS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1972. First U.S. edition. Scarce. Remainder spray on bottom page edges, red mark on top page edges and blindstamp on front endpaper, otherwise very good in dust jacket with corners a little rubbed, a few tiny closed tears, white back panel somewhat soiled and minor chipping on spine ends not effecting lettering. In spite of all this still an attractive copy.

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POWER OF THE SWORD. Wilbur Smith. POWER OF THE SWORD.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1986). First U.S. edition. Advance reading copy in stiff paperwraps. Near fine with light soiling.

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POEMS. William Jay Smith. POEMS.
New York: The Banyan Press, 1947. First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of 500 numbered copies. Light erasure on front endpaper, spine ends and corners a little bumped and rubbed, otherwise about near fine in remnants of original glassine.

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AUTOGRAPH MAN. Zadie Smith. AUTOGRAPH MAN.
New York: Random House, [2003]. First edition. SIGNED by the author. An early proof version, 8 1/2 x 11 inches with plastic covers--clear front cover and black rear cover--and black, cloth-taped spine. Letter from Random House publisher Ann Godoff as first leaf, "Dear Colleague: It is with great pleasure that I send along the manuscript.... As always, I find sustenance and wisdom in your comments; so please don't hesitate to e-mail me." Scarce pre-publication issue, scarcer still signed. Fine.

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THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH. Duke Snider, , Bill Gilbert. THE DUKE OF FLATBUSH.
(New York): Zebra Books, (1988). First edition of his autobiography. SIGNED by the Duke. Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (1926 - 2011) helped lead the Dodgers to six World Series and win championships in 1955 and 1959. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980 (Wikipedia). Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54476]       Price: $75.00
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THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress. W. D. Snodgrass. THE FUHRER BUNKER: A Cycle of Poems in Progress.
Brockport: BOA Editions, 1977. First edition. One of 1000 copies. Red cloth boards with black lettering on spine, black endpages. INSCRIBED on title page by Snodgrass to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen with delight and affection / De / W. D. Snodgrass." Snodgrass, whose middle name was DeWitt, went by "De" to his friends. Fine in dust jacket with 1/4" chip on back panel, otherwise fine.

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HEART'S NEEDLE. W. D. Snodgrass. HEART'S NEEDLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, one of only 1,500 copies printed. From the collection of Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, with his ownership signature on front endpaper. Fine in very good dust jacket with scant 1/8" chipped away at head of spine, corners nicked, spine a little tanned, and rear panel slightly soiled.

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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

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THE SEARCH. C. P. Snow. THE SEARCH.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co. 1935. First U.S. edition. His third book. Near fine in lightly rubbed and soiled dust jacket with few skinned spots on rear panel affecting a small portion of the text (still readable), few tiny nicks and one short, closed tear - still very bright.

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