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NEW CONNECTICUT: An Autobiographical Poem. A. Bronson Alcott. NEW CONNECTICUT: An Autobiographical Poem.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. First edition thus; revised and enlarged from the 1881, privately printed edition. Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) was the father of Louisa May, the author of LITTLE WOMEN. He was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a major figure himself in transcendentalism who was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights. Spine ends frayed, light staining to lower rear board otherwise about very good.

[Book #42348]       Price: $125.00
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APG 197.0 (2007). Louisa May Alcott. APG 197.0 (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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ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES. Richard Aldington. ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1933. First edition. A novel set on the Continent and in Britain during the first quarter of the last century.Bright and near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with touch of creasing, few small tears, and spine background faded but black lettering still crisp and clear.

[Book #27806]       Price: $75.00
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THE LOVE OF MYRRHINE AND KONALLIS. Richard Aldington. THE LOVE OF MYRRHINE AND KONALLIS.
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. Number 339 of 1010 copies of which the first 150 were signed by the author. However this copy is INSCRIBED, "Harry Sloninsky from Richard Aldington Malthouse Cottage 7-7-26." Black cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. Yellow jacket and endpapers designed by Frank Mechau. The dust jacket has some minor chiping on corners and spine endsedgewear at the top (where it overlaps the book) and is lightly.

[Book #54684]       Price: $200.00
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THE RETURN. Buzz Aldrin, , John Barnes. THE RETURN.
New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Assoc. (2000). First edition. A novel, written with Barnes, from the second man to walk on the moon. SIGNED BY ALDRIN on publisher's bookplate. Fine in near fine dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and tips.

[Book #54941]       Price: $50.00
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THE RETURN. Buzz Aldrin, , John Barnes. THE RETURN.
New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Assoc. (2000). First edition. SIGNED BY ALDRIN in silver on the black title page. A novel, written with Barnes, from the second man to walk on the moon. Fine in fine dust jacket with just one tiny, inconspicuous tear.

[Book #54942]       Price: $75.00
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PLANET NEW YORK. Tudor Alexander. PLANET NEW YORK.
No place: Xlibris, 2000. First edition. Advanced reading copy. SIGNED by the author. Publisher's letter and bookmark laid in. INSCRIBED to Washington Post columinst Michael Dirda "October 26, 2001 To Michael Dirda, With respect and appreciation for your love of the written word. Tudor Alexander."

[Book #37828]       Price: $50.00
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CONVERSATIONS WITH NELSON ALGREN. Nelson Algren, by H. E. F. Donohue. CONVERSATIONS WITH NELSON ALGREN.
New York: Hill and Wang, (1964). First edition. "Nelson Algren reveals himself -- without reservations" (from the dust jacket flap). Fine in very good dust jacket with small chips to ends of spine, which is slightly tanned, closed tear to top edge front panel, and mild rubbing.

[Book #53582]       Price: $25.00
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"THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962. Nelson Algren. "THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962.
Gambier, OH: Kenyon College, 1961 & 1962. First edition. Later collected WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? (NY: Macmillan, 1963) as "Seville: The Peseta with the Hole in the Middle." Faint, unobtrusive stamps of the IBM Research Library on front covers of both volumes; first volume lightly soiled, otherwise both are very good to near fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #53735]       Price: $50.00
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APG 003.5 (2004). Nelson Algren. APG 003.5 (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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CORRESPONDENCE WITH JOHN CIARDI. Nelson Algren. CORRESPONDENCE WITH JOHN CIARDI.
1954-1963. Six letters and a post card to the poet John Ciardi, all typed and hand-signed "Nelson." Ciardi (1916-1986), a long-time friend of Algren's, was director of the Bread Loaf Conference. Includes a two-page letter with Algren's return address as "Daddy-o Patio / Gary, Ind.," dated "Jan. 28" (no year) and with original envelope showing Algren's real return address; a two-page letter and 2 one-page letters dated in 1956 speaking to Algren's opinion of the lopsided relationship between producer and writer and referring to Otto (Otto Preminger, who directed "Man with Golden Arm"), the subverting of the writer, a woman who was suing Otto, and his thoughts on doing "Will Success Spoil Rock Schlopker" (again complaining about producer’s and agents); a 1959 letter sending lyrics from the musical, "The House of the Hundred Grassfires," which was adapted from A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE; a 1-page letter thanking Ciardi for information on Breadloaf (in 1963), saying he'll be there for two weeks in August for a fee of $400 plus $100 for travel to do 3 talks, 2 or 3 workshops and "read half a dozen of mss and talk to them as writ 'em. Okay? Consider me framed." One letter's paper is aged and has a chip, otherwise the correspondence is altogether very good or better. SIX LETTERS & A POSTCARD.

[Book #53851]       Price: $950.00
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THE LAST CAROUSEL. Nelson Algren. THE LAST CAROUSEL.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1973). First edition of this collection of stories. INSCRIBED by Algren (covering the full front endpaper), "with best wishes to Jeen" followed by one of his signature cat drawings, signed and dated June 1978, and colored with light blue and yellow streaks and whirls. Two small cigarette burns to back cover, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dustwrapper with only light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #53734]       Price: $150.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. A fine, bright copy, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51740]       Price: $75.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1949. First edition. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. "Unrevised proofs" in tall, plain blue wraps with light-blue label printed in black. Measures 6 7/8 x 11 3/4"; last page number is "122" but pagination is double in that the pages are numbered "1A," "1B," and so on. A RARE ITEM, we know of only one other copy, which is in a university's Rare Books Library. A few minor scuffs and creases, otherwise near fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case.

[Book #52513]       Price: $2,500.00
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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM. Nelson Algren. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1949. First edition. SIGNED BY ALGREN on publisher's tipped-in page. Winner of the first National Book Award and made into the movie that resurrected Frank Sinatra's career. Spine lightly soiled otherwise near fine. In about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with mild age toning, shallow chipping, light soiling and rubbing, and scratches and few tiny holes along rear spine fold. WINNER OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BOOK AWARD.

[Book #54066]       Price: $200.00
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NEVER COME MORNING. Nelson Algren. NEVER COME MORNING.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1942). First edition. INSCRIBED BY ALGREN, "For Jimmy Cannon, Who knows it's from the depths the stars shine clearest, God bless his Merry Christmas. Nelson Algren, '57." Journalist Jimmy Cannon (1909-1973) was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame for his coverage of the sport. Bottom front corner lightly bumped, tips a little rubbed, light stains to margins of few pages, otherwise very good in good, spine-toned dust jacket with chipping (mostly to corners) and 2-inch tear to top edge front panel.

[Book #54153]       Price: $450.00
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SOMEBODY IN BOOTS. Nelson Algren. SOMEBODY IN BOOTS.
New York: Vanguard Press, (1935). First edition of the author's first book. Based on his experiences living in Texas during the Great Depression. The title refers to someone with authority--namely bosses and police; poor folk and the powerless just wore shoes or went barefoot. Minor binding-glue bleed-through near inner hinges (which is common) otherwise a very good or better, nice clean copy with only the barest wear to the covers and with the brown top stain still very good. Lacking the original dust jacket but offered in a facsimile one. HIS FIRST BOOK.

[Book #53567]       Price: $750.00
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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
New York: Macmillan Co. (1963). First edition. SIGNED by Algren. Essays on travels, Playboy, etc. Near fine with cloth spine and paper baords showing a little rubbing on tips; in very good dust jacket with some edgewear and tiny chipping on corners and spine ends.

[Book #52683]       Price: $150.00
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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?.
New York: Macmillan Company, (1963). First edition. His travel writings, of a sort -- covering trips to England, Seville, Crete, Istanbul, Paris, et al. INSCRIBED to Richard Elman, "Best wishes/ To Dick Elman/ from/ Nelson Algren/ May 16 1963." Elman and Gene McGarr's interview, "A Converation with Nelson Algren," ran on listener-supported New York radio station WBAI on May 23, 1963. Near fine with rear endpaper lightly foxed. In very good or better dust jacket with spine lettering toned, few rubs and small tears, and tears to top and bottom of rear flap fold internally repaired with tape.

[Book #53974]       Price: $150.00
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GALENA GUIDE. Nelson Algren. GALENA GUIDE.
Galena, IL: The City of Galena, 1937. First edition. Considered his first book or contribution. In the "American Guide Series," a Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project that funded writers during the Depression. Blue paperwraps featuring a silhouette of Illinois; printed on front only in dark blue and gilt. Bit of excess glue inside front cover otherwise fine. WPA GUIDE.

[Book #54241]       Price: $75.00
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SOUTHWEST. John Houghton Allen. SOUTHWEST.
Paul Laune. Phila./New York: J. B. Lippincot Co. (1952). First edition. Fine in lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #47667]       Price: $50.00
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APG 151.2 (2004). Woody Allen. APG 151.2 (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 #22735]       Price: $3.00
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THE INFINITE PLAN: A Novel. Isabel Allende. THE INFINITE PLAN: A Novel.
(New York): HarperCollins, (1991). First U.S edition. SIGNED by Allende on the half-title page with her traditional flower drawing. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest rubbing to the tips.

[Book #54324]       Price: $45.00
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THE SCHIRMER INHERITANCE. Eric Ambler. THE SCHIRMER INHERITANCE.
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1953. First U.S. edition. Touch of light shelf wear otherwise fine in very good or better dust jacket with spine lettering toned and rubbing to edges and folds.

[Book #55000]       Price: $50.00
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STATE OF SIEGE. Eric Ambler. STATE OF SIEGE.
New York: Knopf, 1956. First U.S. edition. Published in the UK as THE NIGHT COMERS. Fine in near fine dust jacket with few tiny tears, spine ends rubbed, and corners nicked.

[Book #54996]       Price: $100.00
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