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ELEVEN POEMS ON THE SAME THEME. Robert Penn Warren. ELEVEN POEMS ON THE SAME THEME.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1942). First edition. In the New Directions "Poet of the Month" series. His second collection of poetry. Fine in plain stiff paperwraps in dust jacket which is slightly faded on spine and has a small crease at top of front panel. There was also a small simultaneous edition in boards.

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GUBERNATOR. Robert Penn Warren. GUBERNATOR.
([Warsaw], Poland): Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, (1960). First Polish edition, with a prologue by Bronislaw Zielinski. Paperwraps, in dust jacket. Reprinted in 1962 in boards, and then again in 1964 in two volumes (Grimshaw J22a). This appears to have been Warren's personal copy, with "1st printing--20,000" apparently in Warren's hand. We purchased the book from a dealer who bought it from bibliographer and collector Stuart Wright, who is known to have received books from Warren's personal library. Small ink stamp inside rear cover, spine a little creased, otherwise near fine in white, printed paperwraps and dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light edge rubbing, few tiny nicks, and slight tanning at spine, otherwise very good to near fine. Scarce.

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NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985. Robert Penn Warren. NEW AND SELECTED POEMS 1923-1985.
New York: Random House, (1985). First edition. Number 165 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Published to celebrate his 80th birthday. Fine with a tiny touch of creasing at spine ends; in original, near fine slipcase. Issued without a dust jacket.

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OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974. Robert Penn Warren. OR ELSE-- Poem/Poems 1968-1974.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition. Number 206 of 300 SIGNED, numbered copies. Slight sunning to spine, otherwise near fine or better in original black paper-covered slipcase which is a little bumped and worn at corners (very slight paper loss at open edges). Issued without a dust jacket.

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A PLACE TO COME TO. Robert Penn Warren. A PLACE TO COME TO.
New York: Rand McNally & Co. (1977). First edition. Number 54 of 350 SIGNED, numbered and specially bound copies. Spine only slightly dulled (less than usual), otherwise fine in slipcase with small abrasion where sticker removed.

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TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS. Robert Penn Warren. TO A LITTLE GIRL, ONE YEAR OLD, IN A RUINED FORTRESS.
[New Haven]: Yale University, (1956). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Stuart (W[right]) with admiration and friendship. Red (W[arren])." Wright was a professor and small press publisher of limited editions and, for a time, Warren's executor. The setting of the story is La Rocca, the Warrens' (and later the Cheevers') fortress house in Porto Ercole, Italy. A small book of poems designed, printed, and illustrated by Jane Daggett in the Department of Graphic Arts, School of Design at Yale. Grimshaw estimates that only about 175 copies were printed. Approximately 7 1/2 inches square; 30 pages, including 6 illustrations, bound in pictorial boards and issued without a dust jacket. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, still very good. A scarce "A" item, and rare inscribed. This book is from the collection of Scott and Vivian Donaldson and has their small, tasteful bookplate on back pastedown. Scott is considered one of our leading literary biographers. He has written eight books about 20th-century American authors and is listed among prominent 20th-century Virginia authors by the Virginia Center for the book. INSCRIBED TO HIS ONE-TIME EXECUTOR.

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TRIBUTES TO FRANK WATERS. Frank Waters, compiler T. N. "Tal" Luther. TRIBUTES TO FRANK WATERS.
Taos, New Mexico: No-publ, 2002. First edition. A compilation of published tributes and mentions of Frank Waters. SIGNED by Luther. Includes Lawrence Clark Powell, William Eastlake, Tony Hillerman, et al. Fine in pale blue, printed paperwraps.

[Book #50364]       Price: $35.00
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GENES, GIRLS, AND GAMOW: After the Double Helix. James D. Watson. GENES, GIRLS, AND GAMOW: After the Double Helix.
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. First American edition, preceded by a slightly different British edition in 2001. SIGNED by the Nobel Prize Laureate. His life after the discovery of the structure of DNA, including his adjustment to his new life style, and letters from Russian theoretician George Gamow. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

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THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture. Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern. THE JOURNAL OF THE LOVED ONE: The Production Log of a Motion Picture.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Soft cover. Movie based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh. Illustrated with pictures by William Claxton throughout. Very good or better. Some creasing and rubbing to the spine but otherwise shows minimal wear.

[Book #50806]       Price: $60.00
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APG 078.3 (2004). Evelyn Waugh. APG 078.3 (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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BLACK MISCHIEF. Evelyn Waugh. BLACK MISCHIEF.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart Inc. (1932). First American edition. Discoloration on covers, spine darkened, fraying on ends of spine, and one corner bumped, otherwise good, tight copy. Lacking dust jacket.

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LABELS: A Mediterranean Journal. Evelyn Waugh. LABELS: A Mediterranean Journal.
(London): Duckworth, 1930. First edition. His third book, a travel book. Very good with dark blue cloth faded along the spine and top edge but gilt lettering stil bright. Spine ends and corners are rubbed, there's a book plate on the front endpaper, but inside is otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51236]       Price: $250.00
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REMOTE PEOPLE. Evelyn Waugh. REMOTE PEOPLE.
London: Duckworth, (1931). First edition. An early travel book by Waugh covering his experiences in Africa. 8vo, purple cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine; rontispiece and 6 plates; 2 folding maps, 240pp. Bright and unfaded; near fine with only few minor bumps. Lacking the dust jacket. TRAVEL BOOK ON HIS EXPERIENCES IN AFRICA.

[Book #51201]       Price: $450.00
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SCOTT-KING'S MODERN EUROPE. Evelyn Waugh. SCOTT-KING'S MODERN EUROPE.
[London]: Chapman & Hall, 1947. First edition. Upper tips slightly bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket with just a touch of minor edge rubbing.

[Book #29672]       Price: $100.00
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VILE BODIES. Evelyn Waugh. VILE BODIES.
New York: Jonathan Cape / Harrison Smith, (1930). First U.S. edition, published March, 1930 (the UK was published January). Originally titled "Bright Young Things," a tabloid nickname for the hard-partying young aristocrats and socialites of 1920s London whom Waugh satirizes herein. Green cloth-backed, decorated yellow paper boards; spine stamped in yellow; top edge stained black. Fading to cloth at ends of spine and a spot near the center, otherwise very good with paper-covering still bright and black top-edge color still strong. The dust jacket has professional repair to spine ends and corners, is discolored at spine, and shows light glass-ring spots on rear panel. A scarce book in jacket. SCARCE IN DUST JACKET.

[Book #54585]       Price: $3,500.00
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ONE OF THE FAMILY: A Comedy in Three Acts. Kenneth Webb. ONE OF THE FAMILY: A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1926. First edition. Page edges faintly foxed, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and tips(not affecting any lettering).

[Book #33102]       Price: $50.00
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AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Noah Webster. AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Springfield, Mass. George and Charles Merriam, 1849. Revised and enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich from the 1847 edition, which was the first Merriam-Webster dictionary. Webster's original dictionary was published in 1828 and revised in 1840. Binding copy. Appears to be original boards with considerable edgewear, waterstains on first 10 pages or so, foxing and four leaves in middle frayed on edges, otherwise the text block is good or better. As is.

[Book #36007]       Price: $600.00
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I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE A Musical Play. Jerome Weidman. I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE A Musical Play.
New York: Random House, (1962). First edition. Music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould. Name in magic marker on verso of front endpaper (near the top), showing through on endpaper, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with minor wear on spine ends and corners.

[Book #40196]       Price: $125.00
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I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE. Jerome Weidman. I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1937. First edition. Became the basis for a musical of the same name. Good condition with significant fading to the spine and top edges. Spine ends bumped and rubbed, with a few small tears in the cloth binding at the top and bottom of the spine. Offset along the hinge, but inside otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket. Not a great copy but a scarce book.

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TWO PLAYS. Peter Weiss. TWO PLAYS.
New York: Atheneum, 1970. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with minor edgewear and light creasing to rear flap. Includes "Song of the Lusitanian Bogey" (translated by Lee Baxandall) and "Discourse on the Progress of the Prolonged War of Liberation in Viet Nam and the Events Leading Up to It as Illustration of the Necessity for Armed Resistance Against Oppression and on the Attempts of the United States of America to Destroy the Foundations of Revolution" (translated by Geoffrey Skelton). A very bright copy.

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RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40. James Welch. RIDING THE EARTHBOY 40.
New York: World Publ. (1971). First edition. True first; reportedly not distributed. Slight bubbling to pastedowns (production error), otherwise fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing, a small closed tear in rear panel and light tanning to edges of flaps and top edge of rear panel. A bright, attractive copy of this book of poetry.

[Book #32965]       Price: $100.00
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LETTER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY: In Answer to a Resolution of the Senate of the 18th Instant, in Relation to the Contracts Made With Robert L. Stevens for the Construction of a Steam Floating Battery. Gideon Welles. LETTER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY: In Answer to a Resolution of the Senate of the 18th Instant, in Relation to the Contracts Made With Robert L. Stevens for the Construction of a Steam Floating Battery.
[Washington, DC: Government Printing Office], 1862. First edition. 37th Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 34. The Senate. March 24, 1862. Near fine, disbound.

[Book #51398]       Price: $45.00
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FOR GOODNESS' SAKE. Carolyn Wells. FOR GOODNESS' SAKE.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, (1935). First edition. A Fleming Stone Detective novel. Very good to fine in good dust jacket with chipping on edges and a large chip at top of spine taking out the word "For."

[Book #54484]       Price: $75.00
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APG 217.0 (2007). H. G. Wells. APG 217.0 (2007)
WellsH.pdf.

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THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON. H. G. Wells. THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON.
London: George Newnes, Ltd. 1901. First UK edition. "One of Wells better known and altogether delightful scientific romances" and "an example of Wells humour and satire at its best" (Feir 18). In first-issue binding of gilt-stamped, dark-blue cloth boards with black endpapers (later issues are in light blue cloth stamped in black). Twelve full-page illustrations, including the frontispiece, tipped in as called for. Very nearly fine with spine ends and corners a little rubbed. Increasingly difficult to find in this nice condition. ONE OF WELLS' CLASSICS.

[Book #53827]       Price: $2,500.00
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