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LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS. Mona Van Duyn. LIVES AND DEATHS OF THE POETS AND NON-POETS.
St. Louis: (no-publisher), 1991. First edition. Privately printed for friends of the poet. Published a year after she won the Pulitzer Prize for NEAR CHANGES. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW POET LAUREATE AND PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "For Tony & Helen, this odd collection for friends--elegies, poems, occasional verses--produced by a baffled commercial printer. Love, Mona." 30 pages; 8.5 x 11" blue, stapled paperwraps printed in brown on front cover only. Poem tipped to last page, presumably as issued. Photo detail of Marc Chagall's "Les Plumes en Fleur" (which is the title of the poem appearing on p.5) pasted to blank page following the copyright page. An understandably scarce volume. Fine. PRODUCED BY A BAFFLED COMMERCIAL PRINTER.

[Book #54274]       Price: $300.00
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BEDTIME STORIES. Mona Van Duyn, Margaret DeCardy. BEDTIME STORIES.
Champaign, Illinois: The Ceres Press, 1972. First edition. Van Duyn's fourth book, which followed her National Book Award-winner, TO SEE, TO TAKE. Poetic recollections from the perspective of her grandmother and in her grandmother's Germanic dialect. One of 300 copies hand printed and hand bound at the Distaff Bindery. This copy INSCRIBED TO FELLOW U.S. POET LAUREATE ANTHONY HECHT and wife, "An oddity for Helen & Tony, With love, Mona." An unaccountably scarce book. Fine without dust jacket, presumably as issued. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54271]       Price: $250.00
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DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain. Jules. Ellen E. Frewer Verne. DICK SANDS: or the Boy Captain.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First fully illustrated U.S. edition with 94 illustrations--including frontispiece, title page illustration, and one map--91 of which are full-page plate engravings by Meyer and Barbant. There are 92 plates referenced in the "List of Illustrations" but, as in some other copies of this edition, the illustration listed for page 201 is not present (there is text on that page). Pale yellow endpapers, red cloth binding ornately decorated in black and gilt, with illustrations on front and spine. Flaking to the cloth and small hole to front endpaper due to insect damage, which is too bad as it is otherwise about very good with some light soiling but gilt bright, hinges cracked but binding still tight, light foxing to endpapers, contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, etc. A relatively attractive copy despite the wear.

[Book #51981]       Price: $1,000.00
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1876: A Novel. Gore Vidal. 1876: A Novel.
New York: Random House, (1976). First edition. SIGNED on the half-title page. His sequel to BURR; the third volume chronologically in his "Narratives of Empire" series. Near fine with dark blue cloth just a bit faded on edges in very good or better dust jacket with spine and edges just a bit faded.

[Book #54486]       Price: $75.00
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THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS. Gore Vidal. THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1952. First edition. A young American's salacious adventures in post-war Europe; likened to the ancient legend of Paris and the Golden Apple. Damage to the top front corner, with more so the the jacket which shows some loss there. Light soiling to front panel, tanning to endpapers and page edges, minor sunning to spine, gilt lettering still bright. Corners rubbed a bit. Altogether very good to near fine in darkened dust jacket with occasional rubbing and chips.

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REFLECTIONS UPON A SINKING SHIP. Gore Vidal. REFLECTIONS UPON A SINKING SHIP.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1969). First edition. A sort of follow-up to his ROCKING THE BOAT. Essays on politics and literature; the Republican 1968 convention and a Manifesto for the future. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with minor edgewear and two small closed tears.

[Book #40325]       Price: $60.00
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PRODIGAL SON: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic. Edward Villella, Larry Kaplan. PRODIGAL SON: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Illustrated with black-and-white photos. Fine in pictorial dust jacket.

[Book #48636]       Price: $50.00
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POLISH JEWS: A Pictorial Record. Roman Vishniac. POLISH JEWS: A Pictorial Record.
New York: Schocken Books, (1969). Second printing of the first paperback edition (which was published in 1965). The first edition was in hardback and published in 1947. SIGNED BY VISHNIAC. Introductory essay, "The Inner World of the Polish Jew" by Abraham Joshus Heschel (10 pages) and 31 full-page photographs by Vishniac. Near fine in pictorial paperwraps with only very minor wear.

[Book #54451]       Price: $100.00
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APG 203.0 (2007). William T. Vollmann. APG 203.0 (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 HISTORY OF ZADIG OR, DESTINY. Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire, Sylvain Sauvage R. Bruce Boswell. THE HISTORY OF ZADIG OR, DESTINY.
Sauvage, Sylvain. Paris: Limited Editions Club, 1952. First edition thus, one of 1,500 numbered copies. Translated from the French by Boswell with the introduction by Rene de Messieres. Illustrations and page-margin decorations by Sylvain Sauvage who completely finished them "just before his lamentable death" (and hence they are unsigned). Fine in gold marbled, foil-covered slipcase with minor chipping and edge wear.

[Book #47890]       Price: $100.00
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FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall. Count Helmuth Von Moltke. FIELD-MARSHALL COUNT HELMUTH VON MOLTKE AS A CORRESPONDENT: Letters from the Field Marshall.
New York: Harper & Bros. 1893. First American edition. Translated by Mary Herms. Von Moltke was a German Field Marshall who, in 1857, was given the position Chief of the Prussian General Staff, a position he held for the next 30 years. He made changes to the strategic and tactical methods of the Prussian army; in armament and means of communication; in staff officers' training; and to the method for the mobilization of the army. He also instituted a formal study of European politics in connection with plans for potential campaigns. In short, he rapidly put into place the features of a modern General Staff. Full cloth with gold lettering and front design. Minor wear on corners and spine ends, but still very good overall.

[Book #49729]       Price: $150.00
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"ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "ANNE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (22" x 30") in six colors: blue, green, yellow, red, tan, and black. Fine.

[Book #46844]       Price: $650.00
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APG 089.4 (2011). Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. APG 089.4 (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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"BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIG STILL LIFE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry cotton paper (30" x 40") in twenty colors.

[Book #50175]       Price: $1,000.00
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"BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BIRTHDAY": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1996. First edition. One of 30 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Coventry paper (15" x 22") in five colors: red, sienna, green, yellow, and black. Fine.

[Book #15236]       Price: $500.00
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"BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "BLACK ASTERISK," BLACK & WHITE EDITION: Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2004. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. One-color silkscreen on white Coventry paper; 15 x 22 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46839]       Price: $500.00
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"CHEOPS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "CHEOPS": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 1994. First edition. One of 40 SIGNED, numbered copies. Hand printed on White Lenox paper (20" x 26") in three colors: red, yellow, and black. Fine.

[Book #15217]       Price: $850.00
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"CHOO CHOO": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "CHOO CHOO": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. Four-color silkscreen on white Coventry paper 22 x 30 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46831]       Price: $475.00
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"CIVIL DEFENSE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "CIVIL DEFENSE": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 16 SIGNED, numbered copies. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle-edge paper; 22 1/4 x 27 1/8 inches. Signed in red pencil with a self-portrait.

[Book #46830]       Price: $550.00
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"COCKTAIL HOUR": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "COCKTAIL HOUR": Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2003. First edition. One of 40 SIGNED, numbered copies. Three-color Silkscreen on white Coventry paper; 15 x 17 inches. Signed in pencil.

[Book #46826]       Price: $400.00
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CONFETTI #10: "We do, doodley do . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #10: "We do, doodley do . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 57 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48651]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #11: "What is it, what can it possibly be . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #11: "What is it, what can it possibly be . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 62 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

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CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #12: "I am as celebate as. . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 61 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48653]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #13: "The highest treason in the USA is . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 58 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

[Book #48654]       Price: $375.00
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CONFETTI #14: "Oh, I lion hunter in the jungle dark . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. CONFETTI #14: "Oh, I lion hunter in the jungle dark . . ."; Limited Edition, Signed Silkscreen Print.
(Lexington, KY: Origami Express), 2004. First edition. One of 57 copies SIGNED and numbered in pencil by Vonnegut. One-color silkscreen print on white Coventry cotton paper measuring 11 x 15 inches. According to Vonnegut, "Confetti is Origami's response to the in-your-face lack of meaning or message in so much modern art, starting, perhaps, with Mondrian, and of course excluding the strikingly communicative Cubists, but surely including the intellectually and morally blank works by the so-called 'Abstract Expressionists.' Origami says to the latter, with pictures as didactic as this one, 'If you have absolutely nothing to say to anybody, can't you please shut up?'" Fine.

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