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"THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962. Nelson Algren. "THE PESETA WITH THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE," PARTS II & II: In The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1961 & Winter 1962.
Gambier, OH: Kenyon College, 1961 & 1962. First edition. Later collected WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? (NY: Macmillan, 1963) as "Seville: The Peseta with the Hole in the Middle." Faint, unobtrusive stamps of the IBM Research Library on front covers of both volumes; first volume lightly soiled, otherwise both are very good to near fine in pictorial paperwraps.

[Book #53735]       Price: $50.00
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THE LAST CAROUSEL. Nelson Algren. THE LAST CAROUSEL.
New York: Putnam's Sons, (1973). First edition of this collection of stories. INSCRIBED by Algren (covering the full front endpaper), "with best wishes to Jeen" followed by one of his signature cat drawings, signed and dated June 1978, and colored with light blue and yellow streaks and whirls. Two small cigarette burns to back cover, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dustwrapper with only light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

[Book #53734]       Price: $150.00
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DISTORTIONS. Ann Beattie. DISTORTIONS.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1976. First edition. SIGNED on front end paper. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK of short stories, published simultaneously with CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER, her first novel. Fine in dust jacket with one small tape repair at back of top of front panel and touch of lightly rubbed creasing at spine ends.

[Book #16213]       Price: $65.00
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THE FIRST LOVER AND OTHER STORIES. Kay Boyle. THE FIRST LOVER AND OTHER STORIES.
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, (1933). First edition. Dark blue cloth cover and gilt lettering very good to fine in very lightly soiled dust jacket slightly tanned at spine, with two small chips and one small closed tear.

[Book #23866]       Price: $75.00
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THIRTY STORIES. Kay Boyle. THIRTY STORIES.
London: Faber and Faber, (1948). First UK edition. INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Doris (Grumbach) with love - Kay Washington, D.C." Grumbach, the author of Chamber Music and a number of other well-received works was a good friend of Boyle's. Short, previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, otherwise fine in slightly chipped dust jacket with few small holes. Nice Association.

[Book #29244]       Price: $100.00
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LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE. Roark Bradford. LET THE BAND PLAY DIXIE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First edition. Very good or better with few small, light spots of foxing to spine and rear endpaper showing faint offset. In a near fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling and rubbing, as well as a few very tiny chips and tears to the spine ends and corners. Edgewear, however, is minimal, and cover art is still clear and bright.

[Book #51514]       Price: $350.00
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WINE ON THE DESERT: And Other Stories. Max Brand. WINE ON THE DESERT: And Other Stories.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1940. First edition. Very good with cloth edges rubbed, offset and page edges lightly soiled in dust jacket with rubbing, shallow chipping and minor soiling.

[Book #19979]       Price: $150.00
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ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT. Pearl S. Buck. ESCAPE AT MIDNIGHT.
Hong Kong: Dragonfly Books, (1963). True first edition, we assume, as it precedes the 1964 American edition. Presume a paperback original. Text is in English. Minor rubbing and edgewear to pictorial paperwraps, otherwise very good or better.

[Book #54498]       Price: $75.00
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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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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories. Truman Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories.
New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. One of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly--a film deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress in 2012 and now in the National Film Registry. Light offset to front endpapers from item previously laid in otherwise fine. In very good to near fine dust jacket with the usual toning to the orange spine and a few tiny nicks and tears.

[Book #54811]       Price: $1,250.00
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THE NEWS OF THE WORLD. Ron Carlson. THE NEWS OF THE WORLD.
New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, (1987). First edition. Advance Reader's copy with John Irving blurb on front cover. Faint crease in rear cover, otherwise near fine in tan printed paperwraps.

[Book #29700]       Price: $60.00
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CATHEDRAL: Stories. Raymond Carver. CATHEDRAL: Stories.
New York: Knopf, 1983. First edition. His third collection of short stories and the first to bring him critical acclaim, SIGNED on title page above his printed name and dated 10/31/83. Bright and fine in fine dust jacket with the barest of minor wear. SIGNED IN YEAR OF PUBLICATION.

[Book #54615]       Price: $400.00
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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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THE STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER. John Cheever. THE STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER.
New York: Knopf, 1978. Third printing. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critic's Circle Award and short-listed for the National Book Award. Not a great copy, but it is INSCRIBED by Cheever on the front endpaper, "To -- --/ John Cheever." Endpapers cracked at hinges (and somewhat inexpertly repaired at rear), otherwise would be near fine in near fine dust jacket slightly faded on spine.

[Book #54344]       Price: $100.00
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THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories. Walter Van Tilburg Clark. THE WATCHFUL GODS: and Other Stories.
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. SIGNED, "Walter T. Clark/Carson City, Nevada/January 1951." Clark's only collection of short stories. Very fine in bright and fine dust jacket with the barest of wear. A beautiful copy, and scarce signed.

[Book #46632]       Price: $650.00
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THE SHADOW LINE: A Confession. Joseph Conrad. THE SHADOW LINE: A Confession.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. (1917). First edition. The hero of this short novel "is a young captain who grows mature in the experience of taking his sailing ship through a difficult calm." Touch of foxing to page edges,gilt spine lettering very slightly dulled, otherwise near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #53772]       Price: $250.00
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WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales. Joseph Conrad. WITHIN THE TIDES: Tales.
London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1915. First edition. Short story collection, including "The Planter of Malata," "The Partner," "The Inn of the Two Witches" and "Because of the Dollars." The last volume of stories published during Conrad's lifetime. A fine copy with back and front panels, including flaps, of the dust jacket laid in (lacking spine). Scarce in any semblance of the jacket. SCARCE IN ANY SEMBLANCE OF THE JACKET.

[Book #53761]       Price: $350.00
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THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER. Lord Dunsany. THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER.
S. H. Sime. Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1916. First edition. Illustrated by S. H. Sime. About very good with spine showing wear but boards in nice shape, ink notation on front endpaper offset to pastedown, and some darkening of pages edges. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51972]       Price: $100.00
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COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER. William Faulkner. COLLECTED STORIES OF WILLIAM FAULKNER.
New York: Random House, 1950. First edition. The first issue in gray cloth with title page printed in blue and black, top page edge stained blue, and spine reading "The Collected Stories of William Faulkner." Newspaper clippings about Faulkner pasted to pastedowns and back endpaper, otherwise would be fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #52188]       Price: $100.00
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MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK). Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1924. First edition. A volume containing the short story "Old Man Minick," as well as the play "Minick," which was based on it. Title page states that there is "also a brief and quite gratuitous explanation by the authors." Frontis of old men in the park and three full-page photos from the play. Very good with only minor cover wear and endpapers showing a touch of offset. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51817]       Price: $60.00
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FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS. F. Scott Fitzgerald. FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, second printing, published the same month as the first. His second book, with 8 short stories. The first printing was 5000 copies and this scarce second printing was only 3000 copies. Bright and nearly fine with just light offset to the front endpaper from item previously laid in. The dust jacket, which is ONE OF THE SCARCEST FITZGERALD JACKETS, shows extensive professional repair, most noticeably on spine and at head of front panel where--unable to determine the correct text for what would appear to be "2nd Large Printing" (only "ge Printing" remain)--the conservationist opted to fill in with the orange, background color. Fortunately the W.E. Hill cover illustration, depicting a scene from "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is wholly intact.

[Book #49654]       Price: $2,500.00
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ROCK SPRINGS: Stories. Richard Ford. ROCK SPRINGS: Stories.
New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987). First edition. SIGNED by the prize-winning author. Light staining to half-title page, otherwise would be fine in dust jacket.

[Book #40487]       Price: $60.00
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BAD BEHAVIOR. Mary Gaitskill. BAD BEHAVIOR.
New York: Poseidon Press, (1988). First edition. Author's first book. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #50757]       Price: $100.00
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OF GREAT SPACES. Les Galloway, Jerome Gold. OF GREAT SPACES.
Robin Adsit. Seattle: Black Heron Press, (1987). First edition. Illustrated by Robin Adsit. Early proof, brad bound with green plastic covers. Galloway written in pencil on "spine." Near fine.

[Book #51399]       Price: $100.00
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