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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Willa Cather. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co. (1914). First edition of Willa Cather's ghostwritten account of S.S. McClure's rise from his Northern Ireland childhood to founder of McClure's Magazine. First printing with "September 1914" on copyright page (the second printing, due to a printer's error, is dated "May 1914"). Second issue, with corrected p.239 tipped in [Crane A7a]. Spine ends a little tender, minor cover wear, and gilt stamping on spine faded, otherwise very good to fine, lacking dust jacket.

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WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood. Bruce Catton. WAITING FOR THE MORNING TRAIN: An American Boyhood.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company Inc. 1972. Frist edition. INSCRIBED, "To the McCormicks with best wishes. Bruce Catton." Perhaps the long-time Doubleday editor, Ken McCormick? Catton, who is best known for his books on the American Civil War, won a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954 for A STILLNESS AT APPOMATTOX, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. Small, light erasure mark on dark red front endpaper, otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with one tiny closed tear.

[Book #54624]       Price: $100.00
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BLACK SAND. William J. Caunitz. BLACK SAND.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1989). First edition. SIGNED and dated (1992). Fine in dust jacket.

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POETS AND STORY-TELLERS. A Book of Critical Essays. David Cecil. POETS AND STORY-TELLERS. A Book of Critical Essays.
London: Constable, (1949). First edition. "With the compliments of Bennett Cerf" note card laid in. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with light soiling, one small chip and very light edge wear.

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ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems. Nathan Cervo. ON THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL: and Other Poems.
Amherst, MA: Rat & Mole Press, (1973). First edition. Gray stapled paperwraps lettered in black on front, Near fine.

[Book #51288]       Price: $35.00
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THE ACID NIGHTMARE. M. E. Chaber. THE ACID NIGHTMARE.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1967). First edition. Very good with top front corners slightly bumped; in a very good dust jacket with some shelfwear on the edes and one small closed tear to the back.

[Book #50254]       Price: $60.00
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JOURNEYS. Michael Chabon, Jane Smiley, Proulx, Kingsolver, William Kennedy, Octavio Butler. JOURNEYS.
(Rockville, MD): Quill & Brush, 1996. First edition, one of only 200 copies. Fourteen original essays on the title subject, "journeys," read at the annual PEN/Faulkner gala, October 30, 1995, by the following authors: Octavia E. Butler, James Carroll, Michael Chabon, Denise Chavez, Alan Cheuse, Maxine Clair, William Kennedy, Barbara Kingsolver, Kate Lehrer, Susan Minot, Walter Mosley, Toby Olson, E. Annie Proulx, and Jane Smiley. Fine in small white paperwraps printed in green and black. There was also a limited edition hardcover issue signed by each author.

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WONDER BOYS. Michael Chabon. WONDER BOYS.
New York: Villard Books, 1995. First edition. Basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name. Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay." An advance reader's edition in printed paperwraps. SIGNED by the author on the title page with quote, "The empty Sundays of his life---." Fine. SIGNED WITH QUOTE FROM BOOK.

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ARM IN ARM: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia. Remy Chalip. ARM IN ARM: A Collection of Connections, Endless Tales, Reiterations, and Other Echolalia.
New York: Parent's Magazine Press, (1969). First edition. Gifter's inscription on front endpaper, but otherwise in fine condition. In a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling and a few tiny closed tears at the top of the spine.

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THE SHOOTING MAN'S ENGLAND. Patrick Chalmers. THE SHOOTING MAN'S ENGLAND.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincot Co. [1936]. First U.S. edition from English sheets. Englishmen look back over their lives and remember field sports and games. Edited by Chalmers. Fine in dust jacket with spine darkened and minor wear on corners and spine ends.

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NIETZCHE IN TURN. Lesley Chamberlain. NIETZCHE IN TURN.
New York: Picador, 1998. First edition. Fine in dust jacket. Review copy with slip and photo of author laid in.

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DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. Whitman Chambers. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS.
New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with shadow from old tape repair to base of rear panel.

[Book #54757]       Price: $150.00
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APG 124.3 (2004). Raymond Chandler. APG 124.3 (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.
[Book #22755]       Price: $9.00
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KILLER IN THE RAIN. Raymond Chandler. KILLER IN THE RAIN.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964. First edition. First book appearances of eight stories written by Chandler in the 1930's for pulp magazines. Introduction by Philip Durham. Spine a little shaken otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with edges rubbed and few tiny nicks and tears.

[Book #53932]       Price: $200.00
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THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery. Raymond Chandler. THE LADY IN THE LAKE A Philip Marlowe Mystery.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1947]. First edition thus, a photoplay edition with scenes from the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery on jacket panels and flaps. Crease to front cover of book (board bent then straightened) otherwise would be very good or better with bookplate on front endpaper, in good to very good dust jacket with rubbed creasing to edges, shallow chipping, rubbing and few tears, and upper portion of spine fading.

[Book #53177]       Price: $150.00
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Raymond Chandler. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
(La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white paper with return address of the small cottage rented by Chandler near the end of his life at 824 Prospect Street in La Jolla. A short but quite interesting letter mentioning Kay West (who was briefly the main beneficiary of his will; the will itself (which was contested after his death); the Bahama company he formed on Gilbert's advice (presumably to ameliorate his British tax issues); and his desire to again become a resident of Great Britain. The letter closes with, "Please pour some oil on this [sic] troubled waters. Yours affectionately, Ray." Creased where folded to thirds for mailing otherwise fine. "YOURS AFFFECTIONATELY, RAY"

[Book #54900]       Price: $3,500.00
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APG 135.2 (2004). Leslie Charteris. APG 135.2 (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.
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FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING. Barbara Chase-Riboud. FROM MEMPHIS & PEKING.
New York: Random House, (1974). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing and a few barely noticeable imperfections in finish (production error). Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

[Book #33923]       Price: $45.00
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PATAGONIA REVISITED. Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux. PATAGONIA REVISITED.
Kyffin Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1986. First U.S. edition. Illustrated by Kyffin Williams. SIGNED BY PAUL THEROUX at the National Book Festival in 2008, with event cards laid in. Faint foxing to page top edges, still fine in dust jacket.

[Book #49065]       Price: $125.00
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LADY LISA LYON. Bruce Chatwin, Robert Mapplethorpe. LADY LISA LYON.
Boston: Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Co. (1996). "First Miniature Edition"; the first edition was published in 1983. Tiny paperback, measuring 4 x 4.75". Introduction by Chatwin, photos by Robert Mapplethorpe. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #49058]       Price: $35.00
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APG 136.3 (2004). Bruce Chatwin. APG 136.3 (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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THE ATTRACTIONS OF FRANCE. Bruce Chatwin. THE ATTRACTIONS OF FRANCE.
(London): Colophon Press, 1993. First edition. One of 26 lettered copies, this copy being letter "W." A story, from a single, partially revised draft, found amongst the author's papers after his death. There were also 175 numbered copies. Fine, as issued, without dust jacket.

[Book #33175]       Price: $350.00
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APG 020.5 (2004). John Cheever. APG 020.5 (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.
[Book #22758]       Price: $6.00
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THE ENORMOUS RADIO: And Other Stories. John Cheever. THE ENORMOUS RADIO: And Other Stories.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953. First edition of his second book. Very minor cover wear and neatly written name on front endpaper; in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends.

[Book #50372]       Price: $150.00
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THE HOUSEBREAKER OF SHADY HILL: and Other Stories. John Cheever. THE HOUSEBREAKER OF SHADY HILL: and Other Stories.
New York: Harper & Bros. (1958). First edition. Crisp and near fine with just a minor crimp and barest rubbing to base of spine; in price-clipped dust jacket with touch of fubbing and few small, inconspicuous tears (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54908]       Price: $100.00
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