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THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts. Robert Montgomery Bird. THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts.
New York: The Colophon, 1933. First edition. One of 465 copies, edited and with an introduction by Arthur Bobson Quinn. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with small spot on front panel and tiny hole in rear panel. A beautifel copy.

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HEART TROUBLES. Stephen Birmingham. HEART TROUBLES.
New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. A book of short stories. INSCRIBED, "For Nancy and Roger All the best Stephen Birmingham 1982 & again in '89." Bookplate on front pastedown and cloth a little faded on spine and top edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket.

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THE TOWERS OF LOVE. Stephen Birmingham. THE TOWERS OF LOVE.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1961). First edition of his third book. INSCRIBED (3 times) "For Meg Balcom with warmest good wishes from Bill Steers and me author, Stephen Birmingham." Again on front endpaper, " '61 Nancy and Roger. Here I am again. Stephen Birmingham '89." And again on back endpaper, "For Meg Balcom With warmest good wishes from Hannah and Bill Steers, and from me. Stephen Birmingham '61." Fine in dust jacket with very minor wear on corners and spine ends. INSCRIBED THRICE.

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YOUNG MR. KEEFE. Stephen Birmingham. YOUNG MR. KEEFE.
Boston: Little, Brown and Co. (1959). First edition of his first book, a novel. INSCRIBED "For Nancy and Roger All the best Stephen Birmingham 1982 & again in '89." Fine in dust jacket with edgewear, spine a little faded, and minor chipping on corners and spine ends.

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LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems. Lili Bita, Zaller. LIGHTNING IN THE FLESH: Poems.
(New York: Athens Printing Company), no-date. First edition. SIGNED with inscription in Greek on front endpaper. Text in Greek and five poems translated to English. Near fine in glossy, stapled paper wraps with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729. John Blackader. LIFE OF LIEUT. COL. BLACKADER: Born 1664--Died 1729.
[Philadelphia]: Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1840. First U.S. edition. A lively account of the Duke of Marlborough's campaigns by a senior Scottish soldier who was wounded at Blenheim. Compiled from letters and journals written from the field. Quarter leather binding somewhat rubbed, particularly at the spine ends, cloth boards also a little rubbed and soiled with corners exposed, previous owners' names, etc., foxed throughout, altogether good or perhaps better.

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MARCHING TO VALHALLA: A Novel of Custer's Last Days. Michael Blake. MARCHING TO VALHALLA: A Novel of Custer's Last Days.
New York: Villard, (1996). First edition. Two volumes. SIGNED and INSCRIBED with lines from the book. The paperwraps, "advance reader's edition," inscribed, "The boy general, son of the morning star . . ."; and the first edition in dust jacket inscribed, "I am . . . .compelled to write . . .." Both volumes are in fine condition, the trade copy with a small, red, remainder dot on page top edge.

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I'LL TELL THEM I REMEMBER YOU. William Peter Blatty. I'LL TELL THEM I REMEMBER YOU.
New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1973). First edition. SIGNED by the author on the bright yellow front endpaper. Front cover bowed a bit, otherwise near fine or better in price-clipped dust jacket showing very minor shelf wear.

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MIDNIGHT TRAIN: in ARGOSY WEEKLY- Volume 306, Number 2. Blochman L. G. MIDNIGHT TRAIN: in ARGOSY WEEKLY- Volume 306, Number 2.
New York: Frank A. Munsey Co. March 8, 1941. First edition. Also includes "Jeopardy's Jewel" by H. Bedford-Jones; Arthur Leo Zagat, E. Hoffman Price, et al. Good in somewhat soiled pictorial paperwraps with shallow chipping and cover detached but complete.

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BLUE LAWS OF CONNECTICUT The Code of 1650. Blue Laws. BLUE LAWS OF CONNECTICUT The Code of 1650.
Cincinanati: U.P. James, Good. Paperwraps edges have shallow chips and soiling.

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COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53. Louise Bogan. COLLECTED POEMS: 1923-53.
New York: Noonday Press, (1954). First edition. Errata slip laid in. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with one small closed tear (with small tape repair on verso), light soiling and spine slightly tanned.

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A MOMENT WITH MISS GISH. Peter Bogdanovich. A MOMENT WITH MISS GISH.
Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press, 1995. First edition. Handwritten letter from publisher, James Pepper, laid in. One of 100 numbered hardbound copies SIGNED by the author. Fine. Scarce.

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THE BOOK OF THE DEAD. George H. Boker. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1882. First edition. Light edge rubbing and some wear to spine ends and tips, otherwise about fine in green cloth with gilt lettering bright. Typed poem by Boker, "Ad Criticam," on 4 x 7" paper laid in (previously published?). Scarce.

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SELECTED POEMS. Eavan Boland. SELECTED POEMS.
Manchester (England): Carcanet, (1989). First edition. INSCRIBED on title page in July 1990. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. No hardbound edition.

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THE THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY. Nelson Bond. THE THIRTY-FIRST OF FEBRUARY.
New York: Gnome Press, (1949). First edition of his second book. A collection of 13 stories. A very fine copy in dust jacket.

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THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series. Books on Books. THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series.
New York: (Pynson Printers), 1935-1938. First edition. Volumes 1 to 3, each with 4 numbers, so 12 volumes total. Each is about fine with the barest wear in original glassine which may have occasional shallow chippping.

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THE NEW COLOPHON. Books on Books. THE NEW COLOPHON.
(New York: Duschnes Crawford, 1948-49). First edition. Eight volumes, four for each year. In two leather-backed slipcases. Fine.

[Book #53118]       Price: $200.00
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BOOK COLLECTING: A COLLECTION. Books on Books, Allen Ahearn. BOOK COLLECTING: A COLLECTION.
Rockville: Quill & Brush, 1975-1986. Each is a first edition. A collection of the books we published before Putnam started publishing us in 1989. They were INSCRIBED to a bookseller, in some cases to two (one being Bev Cheney, a good friend who died a few years ago). Includes the THE BOOK OF FIRST BOOKS (1975, 1978 & 1983)--the first two are pamphlets and the third one in both forms: the hardback in dust jacket (150 copies) and the paperback (2000 copies)--BOOK COLLECTING: THE BOOK OF FIRST BOOKS, 1986 in both the hardback in dust jacket (350 copies) and the paperback (2,500 copies); and A COLLECTION OF FIRST BOOKS, 1984 in both the hardback (issued w/o dust jacket) and the paperback edition. The last with dampstain at bottom of front cover, otherwise all are fine. THE EARLY GUIDES.

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AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY. Books on Books, John. Pollard Carter, Graham. AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY.
London: Constable & Co Ltd. 1934 & 1948. First edition. 400 pages, four plates, index. The most famous case of bibliographical investigation to uncover the frauds of Thomas J. Wise. Fine in dust jacket with only minimal wear on edges. Along with "The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. / Footnote to an Enquiry," by the same authors,, but publihsd by Rupert Hart-Davis and Scribner/s, London/New York. A 95 page pamphlet in printed wraps, yapped edges a little frayed, but still very good or better. Thomas Wise Forgeries.

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AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING. Books on Books, J. Luther Ringwalt. AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING.
Philadelphia: Menamin & Ringwalt, 1871. First edition. This remains a major reference for American printing history [Bigmore & Wyman p.259, Appleton p58]. Illustrated with 38 full-page plates including a beautiful colored chromolitho frontis, an example of printing for the blind, and a double-spread color facsimile of a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, as well as 165 illustrations in the text. Maroon cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering and decoration, including an elaborate cover gilt pictorial featuring Franklin surrounded by nine prominent pioneer type founders. Small 4to, measuring approximately 8 x 11". Good or better with spine and edges faded, spine ends frayed, front endpaper torn (repaired with small pieces of tape) and skinned where small label removed, and some dampstaining to upper margins but interior otherwise bright and clean.

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THE DECLINE OF RADICALISM: Reflections on America Today. Daniel J. Boorstin. THE DECLINE OF RADICALISM: Reflections on America Today.
New York: Random House, (1969). First edtition. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in dust jacket with light soiling.

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AVAILABLE LIGHT. Philip Booth. AVAILABLE LIGHT.
New York: The Viking Press, (1976). First edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the endpaper to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht and wife, "for Tony and Helen in joy of their being... with great affection and admiration for each. Philip 12 IV 76." Booth has also noted at the base of the half-title page, "Author's corrections: p. 24, p. 65," added a comma to p.24:9(up), and struck the last three asterisks from p.65. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny closed tear to back panel, otherwise fine.

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LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999. Philip Booth. LIFELINES: Selected Poems 1950-1999.
(New York): Viking, (1999). First edition. INSCRIBED in the form of a poem to Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Anthony Hecht, "This lifetime/ of LIFELINES/ are for/ Tony,/ with thanks for/ the resurrected blurb,/ but most of all/ the mastery of/ his own lifelong/ works.../ Yrs, as ever,/ Philip/ Castine/ Late August/ 1999." Fine in fine dust jacket.

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SEVEN NIGHTS. Jorge Luis Borges. SEVEN NIGHTS.
New York: New Directions, 1984. First edition. Near fine galley proof with copy of the manuscript sheets of the introduction laid in. Black-and-white photograph (which has a small skinned spot) and publisher's slip attached to the front cover. Translated by Eliot Weinberger and introduction by Alastair Reid. Even the hardback edition of this title is scarce.

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MURDER GOES TO SEA: in ARGOSY WEEKLY- Volume 306, Number 3. Allan R. Bosworth. MURDER GOES TO SEA: in ARGOSY WEEKLY- Volume 306, Number 3.
New York: Frank A. Munsey Co. March 15, 1941. First edition. Part one of five parts. Also includes the short novel HIS HONOR IS MISSING by Theodore Roscoe. Very good in pictorial paperwraps with shallow chipping.

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