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WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America. Ivan Doig. WINTER BROTHERS: A Season at the Edge of America.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1980). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. "Best wishes through all the seasons of life. Ivan Doig." Near fine with a faint sticker shadow on front pastedown and light soiling on page edges; in a lightly soiled dust jacket.

[Book #35011]       Price: $125.00
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APG 178.1 (2011). J. P. Donleavy. APG 178.1 (2011) 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 #42849]       Price: $5.00
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A SINGULAR MAN. J. P. Donleavy. A SINGULAR MAN.
London: The Bodley Head, (1964). First edition. Uncorrected proof copy in yellow pictorial paperwraps showing minor wear on corners and light soiling, but still very good or better. Name on upper left front cover.

[Book #43002]       Price: $100.00
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SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION. John Donne. SOME POEMS AND A DEVOTION.
Norfolk: New Directions, 1941. First edition. Fine in stiff paperwraps with flaps, showing just a hint of fading on the thin spine. There was also a small, simultaneous edition in boards.

[Book #33684]       Price: $60.00
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THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY Being the Life Story of Richard Pigott. Dick Donovan. THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY Being the Life Story of Richard Pigott.
London: John Long, 1904. First edition. Almost very good with cover slightly faded, endpapers age darkened, soiling and some scattered foxing. Listed in Hubin.

[Book #21116]       Price: $50.00
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APG 109.3 (2004). John Dos Passos. APG 109.3 (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 #22783]       Price: $9.00
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HAUNTS. John Douglas. HAUNTS.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED by author and dated 2004 on title page. The third book by this local (to us) author with a business card as editor of the "Morgan Messenger" in Berkely Springs, WV. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40923]       Price: $60.00
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SOCIETY IN CHINA. Robert K. Douglas. SOCIETY IN CHINA.
London: A. D. Innes & Co. 1894. First edition. Illustrated with 22 plates including a tissue-protected frontis photograph. Decorative green cloth (silk?) boards stamped with gilt on front and spine. Very good or better with sunning to cloth at spine and front cover but gilt still bright. Overall still an attractive copy.

[Book #52571]       Price: $150.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. "Poet Laureate Dove has done an amazing thing. She has written a classical tragedy, in blank verse, based on the story of Oedipus, but set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina...Dove's verse is stark and stirring (Booklist review). Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $400.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE.
[West Chester, PA]: Aralia Press, (no-date). First edition. Scarce broadside poem printed on Barcham Green paper at Aralia Press, a fine arts press located at West Chester University. One of 120 copies, this one SIGNED BY DOVE, though not called for. The poem first appeared in 1997 in Poetry Magazine--we assume this broadside was produced sometime the following year. 6 1/2 x 13 inches, printed on recto only. Fine condition.

[Book #52925]       Price: $250.00
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EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems. Rita Dove. EVENING PRIMROSE: Selected Poems.
Minneapolis: Tunheim Santrizos Company, 1998. First edition. First appearance in book form for many of these poems. Number 155 of 660 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, though given the scarcity of this volume one wonders if there were actually 660 copies produced. Marbled boards, unprinted gray cloth spine. Designed and printed and hand-bound by Nomadic Press. Illustrated with three wood engravings by Kent Aldrich printed directly from the artist's blocks. Fine. SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE.

[Book #52924]       Price: $550.00
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MUSEUM: Poems. Rita Dove. MUSEUM: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983. First edition, scarce hard cover issue. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #52954]       Price: $250.00
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ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Rita Dove. ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS.
New York: W. W. Norton, (1999). First edition. SIGNED on the title page beneath her printed name. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54663]       Price: $50.00
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TEN POEMS. Rita Dove. TEN POEMS.
Lisbon, Iowa: Penumbra Press, 1977. First edition. Number 126 of only 200 copies of the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning POET'S FIRST BOOK. Number four in Penumbra's "Manila Series." Unprinted, brown, string-tied paperwraps; housed in publisher's printed envelope. This copy INSCRIBED, "For Jeff, with warm wishes from one book lover to another - Rita Dove / 10 Feb 90." Fine in fine envelope with just minor creasing to the flap. Scarce in envelope and signed or inscribed. INSCRIBED "FROM ONE BOOK LOVER TO ANOTHER"

[Book #52919]       Price: $1,500.00
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THOMAS AND BEULAH. Rita Dove. THOMAS AND BEULAH.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986. First edition, simultaneous hardback issue of her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection. In second state dust jacket with Pulitzer notice on front panel. Bright and near fine in like dust jacket with just two tiny tears to top edge rear panel. Scarce in hardback.

[Book #49450]       Price: $100.00
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THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems. Rita Dove. THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE CORNER: Poems.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1980. First edition, paperback issue. The copyright page notes a hardcover issue, which must have been quite small. INSCRIBED on the half-title page, "For--/Best wishes--/ Rita Dove/ 10 Feb 98." Fine.

[Book #52955]       Price: $150.00
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FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE. Fairfax Downey. FIFE, DRUM & BUGLE.
Ernest L. Reedstrom. (Ft. Collins: The Old Army Press, 1971). First edition. Number 27 of 50 leather-bound copies SIGNED by both Downey and the illustrator, Ernest L. Reedstrom, with an original pen-and-ink drawing by Reedstrom bound-in opposite the colophon page. Introduction by Harold L. Peterson. A collection of stories of military music in the early American wars, with an appendix printing reproductions of original sheet music at rear. Red calf covers show the barest fading on the spine, still fine in slipcase.

[Book #49236]       Price: $200.00
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AMERICAN FURNITURE: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods. Joseph Downs. AMERICAN FURNITURE: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1952. First edition. Ilustrated with more than 400 examples from the Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Collection. An oversized book, measuring 9 x 12 inches. Unpaginated. Includes index. A nice production. Small spot on top edge, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket with minor edgewear and a few closed tears and tiny chips.

[Book #33580]       Price: $150.00
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THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER. A. Conan Doyle. THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBER.
London: Ward & Downey Ltd. 1895. An early UK reprint. Very good with hinge starting, spine ends and corners bumped, spine somewhat sloped, two marks of soiling on rear cover, and light overall rubbing, with rubbing more heavy along the edges and corners.

[Book #51559]       Price: $150.00
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THE WHITE COMPANY. A. Conan Doyle. THE WHITE COMPANY.
Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchintz, 1891. First edition thus: by this publisher, same year as the first. Two volumes in one (rebound). Very good in red half-leather binding with marbled boards. Leather is rubbed and worn, particularly at the edges with corners exposed. There is a split in the leather along the front hinge. Endpapers have light offset, but inside otherwise clean.

[Book #51640]       Price: $125.00
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APG 172.1 (2004). Arthur Conan Doyle. APG 172.1 (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 #22784]       Price: $44.25
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THE VAN. Roddy Doyle. THE VAN.
(New York): Viking, (1992). First U.S. edition. SIGNED by the author on title page. The third book in the Doylestown Trilogy. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #54380]       Price: $75.00
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THE CHAMP. Harry Sinclair Drago. THE CHAMP.
New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). First edition, a photoplay edition. Pictures from the movie illustrate the spine and front cover of the jacket; and the frontispiece is a black-and-white movie still. Novelization by Drago from the Frances Marion screenplay for the 1931 King Vidor-directed film featuring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with minor chipping on edges.

[Book #53646]       Price: $150.00
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INDIAN HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS. F. S. Drake. INDIAN HISTORY FOR YOUNG FOLKS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. First edition. Very good with light rubbing overall, heavier rubbing to corners and spine ends, one corner rubbed through to board, and base of spine frayed. Name on front blank, endpapers show light soiling, and rear endpaper torn along top. Still, an attractive copy in faintly soiled green cloth binding with brown embossed illustrations and gold stamped lettering on the front and spine that is still bright and unfaded.

[Book #51687]       Price: $50.00
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AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY. Theodore Dreiser. AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. The trade edition in two volumes, as issued. Precedes the limited edition by a year. Much scarcer in nice condition, in our experience, than the limited. One of Dreiser's most acclaimed books. Made into the 1931 film of the same name and 1951's, "A Place in the Sun," starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters. This enduring classic is a Haycraft-Queen title and on Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels list. Based on the notorious 1906 murder of 20-year-old Grace Brown. Chester Gillette, who claimed Brown's death was accidental, was convicted of her killing in a trial that drew international attention. (Wikipedia) Bright and fine in bright dust jackets much nicer than usually seen. The jacket on volume one with chip at base of spine filled in but otherwise both jackets are very nearly fine. In the original gray paper-board slipcase with printed paper label pasted to one side. Slipcase shows general wear and minor repair to hinges but is still quite good. Scarce in original slipcase and this nice condition. MUCH SCARCER IN THIS NICE CONDITION THAN THE LIMITED.

[Book #52673]       Price: $3,000.00
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