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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1954). First edition. Drawings by Joe Krush. Advance Copy with slip from publisher tipped in. Lower edges of cloth boards slightly shelf rubbed, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and one very tiny closed tear.

[Book #39921]       Price: $275.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1954). First edition. Drawings by Joe Krush. Near fine in dust jacket with spine ends and corners nicked and lightly rubbed, a touch of minor soiling, and faint dampstain on verso at base of spine (just visible along spine on rear panel).

[Book #46067]       Price: $150.00
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THE PONDER HEART. Eudora Welty. THE PONDER HEART.
Joe Krush. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1954). First edition. SIGNED by Welty on title page. Illustrated with drawings by Joe Krush. Very good with four light tape shadows on paper boards and rear endpaper a little rumpled with a shallow stain along outside edge and evidence of something removed near top. (Perhaps ex-library but there are no other signs.) In a near fine dust jacket with two inconspicuous tears and minor soiling to rear panel which is just slightly darkened along the lower edge.

[Book #51516]       Price: $300.00
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SOLDIERS' WOMEN. Otto Bernhard Wendler. SOLDIERS' WOMEN.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First edition. "A poignant story of the effect on men and women of the enforced separation of the sexes in wartime." Translated from the German by Ian F. D. Morrow. Cloth at top of spine a bit creased, otherwise very good, in dust jacket with two fingernail sized chips at top of spine, not affecting any lettering, and a few small chips and closed tears. Still, an attractive vintage jacket.

[Book #49387]       Price: $350.00
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IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism. Glenway Wescott. IMAGES OF TRUTH: Remembrances and Criticism.
New York: Harper & Row, (1962). First edition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on front free endpaper, "For Stan Peckham my elector and sponsor, with friendly compliments upon my first visit to Denver, Glenway W." Wescott, a flamboyant writer who also worked with Alfred Kinsey in his studies on homosexuality, was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1947 and Peckham was book editior at the Denver Post his and one of the original Newsday assistant editors (information furnished by a friend of Peckham's, Nancy Burkhart). Light edge rubbing, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a few short closed edge tears and a few light creases at spine ends. A bright copy of this collection of critical essays and reminiscences about his friendships with and admiration for Katherine Anne Porter, Somerset Maugham, Colette, Isak Dinesen, Thomas Mann, and Thornton Wilder.

[Book #34889]       Price: $100.00
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NATIVES OF ROCK: XX Poems: 1921-1922. Glenway Wescott. NATIVES OF ROCK: XX Poems: 1921-1922.
Pamela Bianco. New York: Francesco Bianco, (1926). First edition. Number 174 of 500 numbered copies (of 550 total). Decorations by Pamela Bianco.Fine in brown paper boards with gilt lettering and decoration on front and spine. In original glassine with few chips and tears and a fine example of the original box.

[Book #53543]       Price: $75.00
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A MIRROR FOR THE SKY: An Opera Based on an Original Conception of Raoul Pene DuBois for Portraying the Life of Audubon in a Musical Drama. Jessamyn West. A MIRROR FOR THE SKY: An Opera Based on an Original Conception of Raoul Pene DuBois for Portraying the Life of Audubon in a Musical Drama.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1948). First editon. Fine in dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends and tips, and a 1/4" deep by 1" wide chip in upper edge of rear panel. A very bright, attractive copy. With costume sketches by Raoul Pene duBois.

[Book #33370]       Price: $60.00
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CLAIR DE LUNE And Other Troubadour Romances. Michael West. CLAIR DE LUNE And Other Troubadour Romances.
Evelyn Paul. [London]: George G. Harrap & Co. [no-date]. Presumed first edition. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul. Music by Alfred Mereer. Very good with some soiling and rubbing on covers. The pages are fragile, with small chips on orners of endpapers. Small name on front endpaper. Scarce.

[Book #39849]       Price: $100.00
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APG 199.0 (2007). Nathanael West. APG 199.0 (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 #43929]       Price: $3.00
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CAPTAINS ALL. Albert Richard Wetjen. CAPTAINS ALL.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924. First U.S. edition. The first collection of Wetjen's best sea-faring stories, mostly from magazines such as Collier's and Saturday Evening Post. Light sunning to the spine and a very little bumping to the extremities, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket darkened at spine and with spine ends chipped and faded.

[Book #47434]       Price: $100.00
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LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS: BUFFALO BILL. Helen Cody Wetmore, Zane Grey. LAST OF THE GREAT SCOUTS: BUFFALO BILL.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1918). Reprint of 1899 classic with a foreword and conclusion by Zane Grey. Near fine with light rubbing to the corners and bottom of the spine. In an also near fine dust jacket with one small closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel and minimal wear to the edges.

[Book #51188]       Price: $60.00
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IT TAKES A MAN TO CRY. Steve Whalen. IT TAKES A MAN TO CRY.
New York: Desmond Elliott Publisher, Ltd. (1980). First edition. Uncorrected proof. A raw novel about the courageous firefighters at a Brooklyn firehouse. Corrections marked in pen throughout the proof. Bottom page edges marked with title in ink. Somewhat soiled, corners bumped a bit, spine ends rubbed, creased at back top corner, otherwise very good in yellow paperwraps.

[Book #47310]       Price: $100.00
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ETHAN FROME: A Dramatization Of Edith Wharton's Novel. Edith Wharton, Owen Davis, Donald Davis. ETHAN FROME: A Dramatization Of Edith Wharton's Novel.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. Foreword by Wharton. This play was suggested by a dramatization by Lowell Barrington, according to the title page. Some offsetting to endpapers, rubbing to board edges, spine lightly sunned, otherwise near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #47395]       Price: $60.00
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APG 173.1 (2004). Edith Wharton. APG 173.1 (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 #22909]       Price: $22.50
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THE FRUIT OF THE TREE. Edith Wharton. THE FRUIT OF THE TREE.
Alonzo Kimball. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1907. First edition. Rear endpaper starting to split at hinge, otherwise very good with spine just a little frayed on ends. Illustrations by Alonzo Kimball.

[Book #29855]       Price: $100.00
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THE FRUIT OF THE TREE. Edith Wharton. THE FRUIT OF THE TREE.
Alonzo Kimball. New York: Scribner's Sons, (1907). First edition. Very good or better with some wear on spine ends and spine a little faded. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49530]       Price: $250.00
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THE GODS ARRIVE. Edith Wharton. THE GODS ARRIVE.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1932. First edition. Binding A and jacket A, but no priority. Some minor cover wear but still very good in very good to near fine dust jacket with slightly darkened spine and a few chips and closed tears.

[Book #51988]       Price: $250.00
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BIRDY. William Wharton. BIRDY.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1979. First edition. Uncorrected proof, with no expected date of publication noted. Author's first book, also made into a movie. Near fine with light sunning on spine and edges, tiny bumps to rear corners; in light blue printed paperwraps.

[Book #49098]       Price: $60.00
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BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY. Dennis Wheatley. BILL FOR THE USE OF A BODY.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1964). 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 dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53579]       Price: $400.00
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DANGEROUS INHERITANCE. Dennis Wheatley. DANGEROUS INHERITANCE.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1965). First edition. INSCRIBED on the 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 dust jacket with the normal acetate cover which appears to have adhered, though it doesn't hurt the appearance of the jacket, which is otherwise fine with only minor wear to tips. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53578]       Price: $500.00
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THE IRISH WITCH. Dennis Wheatley. THE IRISH WITCH.
Diana Younger. London: Hutchinson & Co. (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED on the 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 dust jacket with the barest wear but with the laminate a little rough and beginning to lift near spine. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #53577]       Price: $500.00
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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 on the title page, "For Diana / who drew the figures in the end papers (of this book). With every wish for a happy stay in [illegible] and a safe return -- and 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 this book and several others. Red cloth is marginally chipped at head of spine, has a light stain on spine, and "tide" mark along lower edge (not showing internally at all), otherwise crisp and bright and therefore about very 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: $2,500.00
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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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