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KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS. Gerald Butler. KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS.
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1946). First U.S. edition of the author's first novel, which was first published in 1940 in England by Jarrolds shortly before they were bombed out in the blitz (from dust jacket). Red cloth boards speckled, slight offset from boards to endpapers but otherwise about very good in good, lightly soiled and somewhat scraped/rubbed dust jacket with closed tear on front panel affecting second "S" in "KISS" (still legible) and edges worn (rubbed and small chips and tears).

[Book #53283]       Price: $75.00
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THE ALLEYS OF EDEN. Robert Olen Butler. THE ALLEYS OF EDEN.
New York: Horizon Press, (1981). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK--SIGNED. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #11348]       Price: $50.00
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COUNTRYMEN OF BONES. Robert Olen Butler. COUNTRYMEN OF BONES.
New York: Horizon Press, (1983). First edition. Slight discoloration where tape removed on front pastedown, otherwise fine in dust jacket with very minor wear. SIGNED on title page.

[Book #16121]       Price: $50.00
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OBSESSION. Robert Olen Butler. OBSESSION.
Lou Stovall. Rockville, MD: Quill & Brush, 1994. First edition. Fifteen original essays on the title subject, "obsession," read at the annual PEN/Faulkner gala, October 2, 1993. Fine in 8vo gray cloth boards with PEN/Faulkner insignia in blind; titled in black on cover and spine. Original SIGNED SILKSCREEN PRINT by prominent Washington, D.C., artist Lou Stovall held in place on front pastedown at corners with silk ribbons. One of 200 copies, SIGNED BY EACH OF THE CONTRIBUTORS: Louis Begley, David Bradley, Robert Olen Butler, Thomas Flanagan, Ernest Gaines, Barry Hannah, Maureen Howard, Jayne Anne Phillips, George Plimpton, Francine Prose, Vikram Seth, Mary Lee Settle, Ntozake Shange, Elizabeth Spencer and Scott Spencer. Fine, as issued, in publisher's cloth slipcase.

[Book #21833]       Price: $95.00
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A GOOD SCENT FROM A STRANGE MOUNTAIN. Robert Owen Butler. A GOOD SCENT FROM A STRANGE MOUNTAIN.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992. First edition. SIGNED by author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #50414]       Price: $100.00
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AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes. By An American. AN INQUIRY INTO THE CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE AFRICAN RACE IN THE UNITED STATES: And the Means of Bettering Its Fortunes.
Philadelphia: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1839. First edition. "Indignantly frown upon the first dawning of every attempt to alien any portion of our country from the rest."--George Washington (from the title page). Scarce volume on American slavery, with appeals to the Abolitionists, Slaveholders, Free States, and to the Union. Sabin 22635; Howes I61. Patterned cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Columbia University bookplate on front pastedown; call numbers pencilled on copyright page and inked along inner margin of contents page. Expert repair to spine ends where cloth had chipped and frayed, making this a very good copy with pages only lightly foxed.

[Book #49667]       Price: $450.00
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BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS. Lord Byron. BEPPO & DON JUAN, CHILDE HAROLD, DRAMAS, MISCELLANIES, AND TALES & POEMS.
London: John Murray, 1853. Eight volumes uniformly bound in original brown cloth. Beppo & Don Juan, Dramas, and Miscellanies in two volumes each and Childe Harold and Tales & Poems, each in one volume. Complete set? No illustrations. Minor corner wear, tiny hole in one spine, and the tops of all the spines are worn, otherwise very good.

[Book #28288]       Price: $125.00
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NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH. James Branch Cabell. NOTES ON FIGURES OF EARTH.
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1929. First edition. Notes on symbolism in Cabell's FIGURES OF EARTH, by John Philips Cranwell and James P. Cover. One of 865 numbered copies. Fine in original glassine dust jacket. Includes broken publisher's slipcase with top missing.

[Book #30955]       Price: $50.00
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POOR JACK: A Play in One Act. James Branch Cabell. POOR JACK: A Play in One Act.
Richmond: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. The Cabell forgery, adapted from his "Love Letters of Falstaff." Cabell denied knowledge of this piracy, which he called "a forgery sadly bungled." But reportedly it was produced as a spoof perpetrated and published by Ben Abramson of the Argus Book Shop --with Cabell's consent. Fine in tan paperwraps.

[Book #49332]       Price: $50.00
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GIDEON'S BAND: A Tale of the Mississippi. George W. Cable. GIDEON'S BAND: A Tale of the Mississippi.
F. C. Yohn. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. First edition. Four lovely tissue-protected color plates tipped in. Near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #48293]       Price: $50.00
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ROLYWHOLYOVER: A Circus. John Cage. ROLYWHOLYOVER: A Circus.
Los Angeles & New York: Museum of Contemporary Art & Rizzoli, [1993]. First edition. "This publication accompanies a major exhibition. . .conceived by Cage as a 'composition for museum'." Mirrored aluminum box (approximately 11.5 x 10 x 1") lettered in yellow on lid; chock-full of loose ephemera including various writings by Cage and others--nearly 60 items in all. "Cage's marvelous show did for art what his work as a composer did for music. Think of the exhibition as a visual concert in three movements. . .[the exhibition] organized with Cage by former MOCA curator Julie Lazar, consisted of three head-spinning rooms of organized chaos. The spot-on title came from James Joyce's epic comedy, 'Finnegans Wake' " (Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times). Box shows light scratching, otherwise fine.

[Book #54888]       Price: $150.00
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THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY. Abraham Cahan. THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1917). First edition. Good condition with cloth binding lightly rubbed and soiled. Spine faded and spine ends and the bottom corner of the front board bumped slightly. Rear endpapers have offset. Endpaper split at front hinge. Inside clean. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51855]       Price: $60.00
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APG 210.0 (2007). James M. Cain. APG 210.0 (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.
[Book #42855]       Price: $6.00
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GALATEA. James M. Cain. GALATEA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. First edition. SIGNED by author on front endpaper. Near fine with two tiny specks of soiling along the hinge of the front board. In a near fine dust jacket with one 1/4" chip to the top of the spine and otherwise minor wear to spine ends and corners.

[Book #51508]       Price: $500.00
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THE MOTH. James M. Cain. THE MOTH.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Fine in a near fine, lightly tanned dust jacket with just two shallow chips to head of spine and one to the top right corner. A very nice copy.

[Book #51488]       Price: $200.00
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PAST ALL DISHONOR. James M. Cain. PAST ALL DISHONOR.
New York: Knopf, 1946. First edition. INSCRIBED on front endpaper. Near fine with spine ends bumped, minor rubbing along the edges, and a few small marks of soiling to the spine. In a very good or better dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, and shallow chipping to spine ends and corners, but otherwise minimal wear.

[Book #51509]       Price: $600.00
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POOR FOOL. Erskine Caldwell. POOR FOOL.
New York: Rariora Press, 1930. First edition of his second book. One of 1,000 numbered copies; illustrated by Alexander Couard. Blue buckram boards lettered in gilt on spine and front cover. Spine very slightly sunned, much less than usual, otherwise very good to fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #25904]       Price: $100.00
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TENANT FARMER. Erskine Caldwell. TENANT FARMER.
New York: Phalanx Press, (1935). First edition. First separate appearance, originally titled "Southern Tenant Farmers." Stapled, green paperwraps printed in red. Fine.

[Book #52972]       Price: $95.00
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THIS VERY EARTH. Erskine Caldwell. THIS VERY EARTH.
New York: Duell , Sloan and Pierce, (1948). First edition. SIGNED by author. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with cover art bright and the barest wear to edges.

[Book #40568]       Price: $150.00
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HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents. MM. Callery, and Yvan. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA: with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamations of the Insurgents.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853. First U.S. edition. Translated from the French "with a supplementary chapter, narrating the most recent events" by John Oxenford. Dark (green?) cloth boards decoratively blind stamped on covers and with gilt lettering on spine. Tissue map--a facsimile of a Chinese map of the course of the insurrection--roughly detached but laid in. Ex-library copy with label on front cover and another front pastedown. Otherwise, good to very good with endpapers darkened due to binding glue and scattered foxing throughout.

[Book #52561]       Price: $100.00
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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. Peter Cameron. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
New York: Harper & Row, (1986). First edition of AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #29701]       Price: $60.00
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THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series). Henry Seidel Canby, illustrator, Andrew Wyeth. THE BRANDYWINE; (In the Rivers of America Series).
Andrew Wyeth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1941). First edition, limited issue. Number 25 of 650 copies in the "special Delaware edition ... printed exclusively for the Greenwood Book Shop" SIGNED BY CANBY AND WYETH. Very good or better with light edge wear and spine slightly faded; in like dust jacket with internal paper-tape repair/reinforcement to spine ends and corners. Scarce in dust jacket. SIGNED BY BOTH MEN.

[Book #53698]       Price: $400.00
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ROUGH-HEWN, Dorothy Canfield. ROUGH-HEWN,
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1922. First edition. An American girl is taken to France to be raised, while the partner she is destined to marry remains in the States. "Americans will be fascinated to read of French home life, the old Basque woman, who tries to teach insinuation and deception and her brilliant and cynical music teacher." (blurb) Fine in dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and one small closed tear at the bottom of a fold, backed with clear archival tape. Ad for Lewis's BABBITT on back flap. A very nice copy.

[Book #40885]       Price: $200.00
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THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA. Jay Cantor. THE DEATH OF CHE GUEVARA.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. First edition. Nice inscription to Hugh Kenner on front endpaper. Apparently the author had been a student of his. Light soiling on tips of page edges else fine. In fine dust jacket with very minor edge rubbing.

[Book #28277]       Price: $100.00
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THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY. Karel Capek. THE FIRST RESCUE PARTY.
New York: Macmilllan Company, 1940. First U.S. edition. Translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall. The novel describes the two or three days of rescue work in a mine after an explosion. Tiny string pull on spine and vertical offsets near hinges, otherwise fine in very good to near dust jacket with spine slightly tanned, a touch of spotting to one corner rear panel, few small rubbed chips and tears, and spine folds internally reinforced with archival tape.

[Book #54444]       Price: $250.00
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