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ENGLISH POETRY: And Its Contribution to the Knowledge of a Creative Principle. T. S. Eliot, Leone Vivante. ENGLISH POETRY: And Its Contribution to the Knowledge of a Creative Principle.
London: Faber & Faber, 1950. First edition. Book by Leone Vivante, with a preface by Eliot. Some light foxing on endpapers and top edge, otherwise very good or better in dust jacket with spine darkened and with one spot. Preface by Eliot.

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INTIMATE JOURNALS. T. S. Eliot, Charles Bauderlaire. INTIMATE JOURNALS.
London/New York: Blackamore Press/Random House, 1930. First edition. Charles Baudelaire's journal, translated by Christopher Isherwood and with an introduction by Eliot. Number 181 of 400 numbered copies, of which 50 were signed by Eliot and 250 were for sale in America (this copy not signed). A very fine copy in worn original glassine, lacking the slipcase.

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ANABASIS: A Poem by St.-John Perse. T. S. Eliot, , St.-John Perse. ANABASIS: A Poem by St.-John Perse.
London: Faber & Faber, (1959). Third edition, revised because, as Eliot himself notes, "the alterations ... tend to make the translation more literal than in previous editions." Fine with slight tanning to endpapers (from the binding); in bright, near fine dust jacket subtle toning to spine, mild creasing and one tiny chip.

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CATS. T. S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber. CATS.
(London: Dewynters Ltd, 1982). First edition, souvenir program. First production was May 1981. Based on "Old Possum's Book of Pratical Cats" by T. S. Eliot. Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Very good or better in stapled paper wraps with minor rubbing and light creasing near the spine and corners.

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ANDREW MARVELL: 1621-1678 Tercentenary Tributes. T. S.; Andrew Marvell Eliot. ANDREW MARVELL: 1621-1678 Tercentenary Tributes.
London: Humphrey Milford, 1922. First edition. Edited by Wm. H. Bagguley. Includes essays by Eliot, Augustine Birrell, H. Hensley Henson, Cyril Falls, Edmund Gosse, H.J. Massingham, J.C. Squire and Edward Wright. Illustrated with 13 plates. About very good in blue cloth with the spine ends showing some wear. Lacking dust jacket.

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EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry. T. S. Eliot. EZRA POUND: His Metric and Poetry.
New York: Knopf, 1917 [1918]. First edition of Eliot's second book, one of only 1000 copies printed. Issued anonymously in January 1918 to coincide with the publication of Pound's LUSTRA. Eliot's authorship was not revealed until 1920. Original rose paper boards, without the plain dust jacket. Spine faded to tan, small closed tear on spine, hinge starting at title page (still tight), otherwise very good or better.

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THE DARK FANTASTIC. Stanley Ellin. THE DARK FANTASTIC.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1983). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on half-title page. Near fine with a slight bump to the head of the spine. In a very good dust jacket that shows some wear to the edges, including a few small tears and skinning at the spine ends.

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GOING TO THE TERRITORY. Ralph Ellison, , John A. Kouwenhoven. GOING TO THE TERRITORY.
New York: Random House, (1986). First edition. ASSOCIATION COPY with printed Random House "WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR" card affixed to front endpaper, above which is written "John A. Kouwenhoven / from Ralph Ellison / July 3, 1986" (in Kouwenhoven's hand). John Atlee Kouwenhoven (1909-1990) was the author of many works about American arts and society including THE BEER CAN BY THE HIGHWAY: ESSAYS ON WHAT'S AMERICAN ABOUT AMERICA (1961), which according to Arnold Rampersad (Ralph Ellison: A Biography, 2007), Ellison listed as one of his favorites on the syllabus for the first class he taught at NYU in 1971. Ellison wrote the foreword for the Johns Hopkins' 1988 reissue of THE BEER CAN ON THE HIGHWAY, praising the work as "one that springs from deep within that rich segment of the American grain which gave us the likes of Emerson and Whitman, Horatio Greenough and Constance Rourke?yes, and Mark Twain." Both men wrote on jazz and appear together in several books on the subject. Near fine with Kouwenhoven's penciled notes referring to certain pages/passages in the book on the rear endpaper; in near fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling, corners nicked and one tiny chip. INTERESTING ASSOCIATION COPY.

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APG 183.0 (2007). Ralph Ellison. APG 183.0 (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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BLOOD ON THE MOON. James Ellroy. BLOOD ON THE MOON.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1984). First edition. A serial-killer thriller set in L.A.; the first installment in the "Lloyd Hopkins" trilogy. His third novel but first to be published in hardcover in the U.S. (the rest were issued here in paperback). Also, his first book to be adapted for film--made into the 1988 movie "Cop," starring James Woods. INSCRIBED, "To Lana, Bloody Good Devouring, James Ellroy"; or, at least that's what it appears to say--your guess is as good as ours. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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L. A. CONFIDENTIAL. James Ellroy. L. A. CONFIDENTIAL.
New York: Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To: Lana -- Blood blitz. James Ellroy." Noir novel set in 1950's L.A. in which three policemen investigate a series of murders and mete out with their own brand of justice. Basis for the critically acclaimed movie of the same name starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger (who won an Oscar for her role), Danny DeVito, et al. Lana Pipes (1942 - 2017), a Fulbright Scholar, edited educational magazines. She and her husband, Frank, who died in the Air Florida flight in 1982, were major collectors in Washington D.C. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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POEMS. Ralph Waldo Emerson. POEMS.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Later printing. First published in London in 1847, and in Boston the same year. Small, blue cloth-covered boards stamped in blind on front and back and in gold on spine; all page edges gilt. Spine ends and corners somewhat worn, otherwise very good with some darkening to the coated endpapers and foxing to the prelims. A nifty little book nonetheless.

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CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life. S. Guy Endore. CASANOVA: His Known and Unknown Life.
London: George Routledge & Sons, (1930). First UK edition. Very good or better in dust jacket with a few small chips and tears along the edges.

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APG 184.0 (2007). Louise Erdrich. APG 184.0 (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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TRACKS. Louise Erdrich. TRACKS.
New York: Henry Holt and Co. (1988). First edition Uncorrected proof copy, INSCRIBED with a quote from the book: "We continued to fall . . .," and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Fine in paperwraps.

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DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS. Steve Erickson. DAYS BETWEEN STATIONS.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1985). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Near fine in dust jacket with barest wear and only one very small, shallow chip to the back.

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THE LAW OF LOVE. Laura Esquivel. THE LAW OF LOVE.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1996). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered and specially-bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

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A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND. Charles Este. A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND.
London: J. Debrett, 1795. First edition. A very descriptive journey through Europe, including Brabant, an historical duchy established in 1183 that covered parts of Netherlands and Belgium. Nearly 400 pages, including an index and one page ad. Recently bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine label. Final, blank leaf somewhat stained, few stains to page edges just barely extending to margins, otherwise the interior is bright and clean.

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THREE TO GET DEADLY. Janet Evanovich. THREE TO GET DEADLY.
(New York): Scribner, (1997). First edition. Advance reading copy in pictorial paperwraps. SIGNED by Evanovich on title page. Near fine with small bookseller stamp on first page.

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TWO FOR THE DOUGH. Janet Evanovich. TWO FOR THE DOUGH.
New York: Scribner, (1996). First edition. Advanced reader's copy. SIGNED on title page. Small stamp on front endpaper, otherwise fine condition in glossy paperwraps.

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THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848. D. Morier Evans. THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS 1847-1848.
London: Letts, Son, and Steer, 1848. First edition. The author's first book. "Facts and figures illustrative of the events of that important period, considered in relation to the three epochs of The Railway Mania, The Food and Money Panic and The French Revolution." A scarce contempory historical account. Also containing an appendix with a list of the "English and Foreign Mercantile Failures, with the Balance Sheets and Statements, of the Most Important Houses." 151 pages, plus 80-page appendix and 16 pages of publisher ads. Evans, was assistant city correspondent on the Times, a post he occupied several years before assuming direction of the money articles in the Morning Herald and Standard. In addition to his regular work, Evans was connected with several other commercial and financial periodicals, among them the Bankers' Magazine, to which he was a principal contributor; the Bullionist; and the Stock Exchange Gazette. He also conducted the literary and statistical departments of the Bankers' Almanac and Diary. This first book was followed by "History of the Commercial Crisis, 1857-8," and the "Stock Exchange Panic, 1859," among others. About very good in somewhat soiled and faded original cloth, which has been rebacked with original spine laid down, and with new endpapers, linen hinges and sewn headbands added.

[Book #52684]       Price: $750.00
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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
London: Bantam Press, (1995). First UK edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Basis for the Robert Redford movie. Advance reading copy (though labeled "uncorrected proof"). SIGNED BY EVANS on the title page, which is unusual as most copies we've seen were signed on a numbered bookplate. Fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps.

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THE HORSE WHISPERER. Nicholas Evans. THE HORSE WHISPERER.
(New York): Delacorte Press, (1995). First edition of the author's first book. SIGNED by the author with a quote from the book, "a lace of frost". The basis for the Redford movie. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

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THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN. John Evelyn, William Bray, Richard Garnett. THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN.
New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, Publisher, (1901). First thus. Two volumes. Special Talleyrand edition, #27 of 100 sets. Edited from the original by William Bray, who also provides a biographical introduction, and with special introduction by Richard Garnett. Includes hand-colored frontispiece SIGNED by the engraving editor and five full-page photogravures from paintings by various artists. Both volumes bound in red leather with elaborate gilt and color designs and lettering; top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; slipcases. First volume starting to crack along spine, otherwise both are very good with rubbing along spines and spine ends nicked. Slipcases are also very good though the top of one is partially detached and the bottom of the other is beginning to separate at the bottom.

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HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life. George H. Everett. HEALTH FRAGMENTS: or, Steps Toward a True Life.
Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. New York: Wood & Holbrook, Publishers, 1876. Third edition. With 125 illustrations by Kappes, Spiegle and Treat. Part I, "Embracing Health, Digestion, Disease, and the Science of the Reproductive Organs," by George; and Part II, "Embracing Dress, Heredity, Child-training, Kitchen and Dining-room Ethics," by Susan. Near fine in green cloth boards with gold and black lettering on front and spine, dark brown endpapers (light staining along top edge of front endpapers).

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