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DANGEROUS INHERITANCE. Dennis Wheatley. DANGEROUS INHERITANCE.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1965). First edition. INSCRIBED on the title page to his step-daughter Diana Younger, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in near fine dust jacket with remnants of old acetate cover on verso (not evident from the outside) and a little rubbing to spine ends and corners. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53578]       Price: $400.00
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THE MAN WHO KILLED THE KING. Dennis Wheatley. THE MAN WHO KILLED THE KING.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1951). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With the fondest love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Very good with a little discoloration at bottom of the black cloth spine (where section of jacket is missing--otherwise the book would be near fine); in bright but good-only dust jacket due to a large chip at bottom of spine extending a little to rear panel. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53581]       Price: $600.00
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THE RISING STORM: A ROGER BROOK STORY. Dennis Wheatley. THE RISING STORM: A ROGER BROOK STORY.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1949]. First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With fondest love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Black cloth shows some minor wear spots, but still very good in good or better dust jacket with minor darkening on (two) edges of rear panel, red lettering on spine faded and barely readable, and a little chipping on spine ends. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53580]       Price: $600.00
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THEY FOUND ATLANTIS. Dennis Wheatley. THEY FOUND ATLANTIS.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. [1936]. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Diana / who drew the figures in the end papers (of this book) ... love / from Dennis." Diana Younger, Wheatley's stepdaughter, illustrated the endpapers for this book and several others, and the dust jacket for THE GOLDEN SPANIARD (1938). Red cloth boards stamped in black on front and spine. Cloth frayed at head of spine, light stain on spine, "tide" mark along lower edge, otherwise crisp and bright and therefore better than good. In fair to good dust jacket skinned at edges and folds and with shallow chipping and one deeper v-shaped chip affecting the "D" in Dennis on front panel. NICE FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53572]       Price: $1,500.00
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VENDETTA IN SPAIN. Dennis Wheatley. VENDETTA IN SPAIN.
London: Hutchinson of London, (1961). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page, "For Diana and Went / With love from Dennis." Diana Younger was Dennis's stepdaughter and they remained close all his life. She illustrated the dust jacket for his 1938 book, THE GOLDEN SPANIARD as well as endpapers for several others. Fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of edge creasing and rubbed nicks to spine ends and corners. INSCRIBED TO HIS STEPDAUGHTER.

[Book #53620]       Price: $750.00
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THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BLACK PANTHER: A Book of Poems.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED "For John Moffitt with the sincere good wishes of John Hall Wheelock," to which Wheelock has added the last five lines of his poem "The Fish-Hawk" (handwritten by Wheelock) and dated September 28, 1922. Page edges slightly soiled, otherwise fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, an inconspicuous closed tear in spine and a small abrasion to spine affecting "Panther." Still, an attractive copy that looks better than it sounds.

[Book #35572]       Price: $150.00
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THE BRIGHT DOOM: A Book of Poems. John Hall Wheelock. THE BRIGHT DOOM: A Book of Poems.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. First edition. Wheelock's first volume of poetry since 1922. Black cloth boards, teal floral endpapers. Near fine in like dust jacket only very slighty tanned at flap folds and spine.

[Book #50357]       Price: $60.00
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LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY. E. B. White. LESS THAN NOTHING - OR THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STERLING FINNY.
[New York: The New Yorker, 1927]. First edition and only edition of E. B. White's first book, "parodies of a certain kind of 'culture-made-easy'" per White, collected from essays run by The New Yorker to boost circulation. (The message of each amusing essays is that reading the New Yorker puts one on the road to wealth and social success.) An unknown number of these books were produced by the advertising department at the magazine and sent to agents and customers. The OCLC locates only 6 copies, so there can't have been many produced. Illustrated with photographs of store manikins White found in a department store and posed himself. Octavo batik-style paper boards; green cloth spine; light mustard-green label printed in black on front, Corners of boards rubbed, front hinge paper beginning to split, otherwise very good to near fine. Housed in custom, green cloth clamshell case. "THERE IS A WEEKLY MAGAZINE CALLED THE NEW YORKER THAT "BRIGHT PEOPLE READ REGULARLY..."

[Book #52447]       Price: $3,500.00
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THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW: Preceded by a History of the Religious Wars in the Reign of Charles IX. Henry White. THE MASSACRE OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW: Preceded by a History of the Religious Wars in the Reign of Charles IX.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. First edition. Frontis drawing and two portraits. Very good in green cloth beveled boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine still bright. Spine ends a little frayed, bookplate on front pastedown, another name in pencil on free endpaper, rear hinge cracked but tight.

[Book #52540]       Price: $100.00
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BIG TOYS. Patrick White. BIG TOYS.
Sydney: Currency Press, (1978). First edition, paperwraps issue. There was also a small hardback issue. A play by the Nobel prize-winning author. Fine in pictorial paperwraps. A PLAY BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNER.

[Book #41744]       Price: $50.00
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THE NIGHT THE PROWLER. Patrick White. THE NIGHT THE PROWLER.
Ringwood, Australia: Penguin Books, (1978). First Australian edition, published simultaneously(?) with the Cape London edition. Contains the title story and White's screenplay adaptation. Illustrated with black-and-white stills from the movie. A paperback original showing very minor wear to pictorial wraps. Scarce. No American edition.

[Book #42255]       Price: $100.00
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PATRICK WHITE SPEAKS. Patrick White. PATRICK WHITE SPEAKS.
Sydney: Primavera Press, (1989). First edition, by the 1973 Nobel Laureate. Essays by White on many subjects including his Nobel Prize, Democracy, Nuclear War, etc. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with the barest wear but with a few lines of indentation when looked at from a certain angle.

[Book #41572]       Price: $100.00
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OUR NEW POSSESSIONS: Four Books In One. Trumbull White. OUR NEW POSSESSIONS: Four Books In One.
Chicago: Monarch Book Company, (1898). First edition. Four books include: The Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba and The Hawaiian Islands. Numerous illustrations. Corners a little worn and spine ends frayed on edges, but still about very good.

[Book #52468]       Price: $100.00
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THE TEMPLETON CASE. Victor L. Whitechurch. THE TEMPLETON CASE.
New York: Edward J. Clode, Inc. (1924). First edition. Near fine with light rubbing to the edges and rubbing a bit heavier on the spine ends. Inside clean. In a Grosset & Dunlap reprint dust jacket with a tanned spine and chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #51361]       Price: $150.00
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WEST INDIA LIGHTS. Henry S. Whitehead. WEST INDIA LIGHTS.
Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1946. First edition. Collection of fantasy and horror short stories; only a little over 3,000 copies printed. Gilt spine lettering dulled, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine Ronald Clyne-illustrated dust jacket with light soiling to rear panel, slight tanning to spine, and 2 small tears to top edge front panel with light creasing between.

[Book #49271]       Price: $100.00
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ZERUB THROOP'S EXPERIMENT. Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney. ZERUB THROOP'S EXPERIMENT.
Boston: Loring, Publisher, (1871). First edition. Good or better in plum cloth boards with covers a little mottled and spine slightly cocked and somewhat faded.

[Book #52488]       Price: $100.00
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THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878. James H. Whyte. THE UNCIVIL WAR.: Washington During the Reconstruction 1865-1878.
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1958). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Behind the scenes during the Reconstruction of Washington, D. C., after the Civil War. Illustrations of the transformation are included. Near fine in dust jacket with some wear, damp stains and mending.

[Book #47679]       Price: $100.00
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A GLANCE AWAY. John Edgar Wideman. A GLANCE AWAY.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, (1967). First edition. Author's first book. A black reformed drug addict and a white middle-aged professor. Very good to fine with cloth corners and spine ends a little rubbed and back endpaper at hinge separating a bit; in a near fine, bright dust jacket with corners also a bit rubbed.

[Book #52064]       Price: $125.00
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"OPPOSITES: A DIFFERENCE" Richard Wilbur. "OPPOSITES: A DIFFERENCE".
Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, [1997]. First edition. One of 99 numbered copies SIGNED by Richard Wilbur. An 8 1/2 by 11" broadside of the poem "A Difference," with illustrations by Wilbur. Separate colophon leaf entitled "Opposites" gives a short biography of Wilbur and states, "The limited edition selection here has never before been published." Both sheets are fine in matching folder and publisher's envelope.

[Book #37173]       Price: $60.00
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THE SATYRICON OF PETRONIUS ARBITER. Oscar Wilde, Petronius. THE SATYRICON OF PETRONIUS ARBITER.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. First edition. "In the translation attributed to Oscar Wilde." Number 174 of 900 copies. Two volumes. Spines a little dulled, otherwise near fine.

[Book #48718]       Price: $75.00
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THE WOMAN OF ANDROS. Thornton Wilder. THE WOMAN OF ANDROS.
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First edition. Variant light-gray binding with top edge stained. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with very slightly tanned spine and minor wear to spine ends and tips.

[Book #32628]       Price: $100.00
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WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG. Kate Wilhelm. WHERE LATE THE SWEET BIRDS SANG.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1976). First edition. Ex-library copy (usual stamps and marks). Just good with soiled marks on a few pages, damp stain near the top of back endpages spine just a tad cocked, but in a near fine, very slightly rumpled dust jacket with just a few rubbed spots on spine fold and one small closed tear.

[Book #53307]       Price: $75.00
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BY A WESTERN WAYSIDE. Marguerite Wilkinson. BY A WESTERN WAYSIDE.
Santa Barbara: Craft Camarata, 1912. First edition, second printing; published a few weeks after the first. Poems illustrated with line drawings by Eunice Hiller and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF SANTA BARBARA by an unknown photographer and with stanzas from poems transcribed in an unknown hand. 5 x 6.75" plain card covers; moss green paperwraps (with flaps) printed in light brown and black on front only; plain tan paper spine. Front corners of wraps chipped, otherwise near fine.

[Book #55092]       Price: $150.00
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APG 195.0 (2007). Charles Willeford. APG 195.0 (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.
[Book #42865]       Price: $4.50
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THE WONDERS OF ASIATIC EXPLORATION. Archibald Williams. THE WONDERS OF ASIATIC EXPLORATION.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1910. First U.S. edition. Contents of Williams "The Romance of Modern Exploration," with Norman Davidson's chapter on New Guinea added. Very attractive, bright pictorial cloth. 159 pages, including 8 full-page photographs. Very good to fine, lacking dust jacket, if it ever had one.

[Book #45543]       Price: $50.00
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