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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?
New York: Macmillan Co. (1963). First edition. SIGNED by Algren. Essays on travels, Playboy, etc. Near fine with cloth spine and paper baords showing a little rubbing on tips; in very good dust jacket with some edgewear and tiny chipping on corners and spine ends.

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STEP BY STEP 1936-1939. Winston S. Churchill. STEP BY STEP 1936-1939.
London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd. (1939). First edition. Churchill's coverage of the period before the War. "A potent imagination at once penetrating and creative---enriched by a singularly varied political experience, that views with genuine vision the cross-currents of international affairs.---" (blurb). Sort of sums up Churchill himself. Folding map of Europe at rear. Small name on front endpaper and minor rubbing on corners, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket showing wear, with minor chipping, closed tear on front panel, and stain at bottom of spine. Despite its faults, a reasonably attractive copy of an important book.

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THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays. Evan S. Connell. THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays.
Washington, D.C. Counterpoint, (2001). First edition. Bound galley proofs, fine in paperwraps.

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THE MIRROR OF THE SEA. Joseph Conrad. THE MIRROR OF THE SEA.
London: Metheun, (1906). First edition. An essay collection recounting his memories and impressions from his time at sea. Green cloth with spine stamped in gold; top edges gilt and other edges untrimmed, with 40-page publisher’s catalog dated August 1906 (Cagle's first). Minor wear on corners and spine ends and spine a bit darkened but still very good. ESSAYS FROM HIS TIMES AT SEA.

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BLOOD AND GRITS. Harry Crews. BLOOD AND GRITS.
New York: Harper & Row, (1979). First edition. SIGNED by Crews on the dedication page--could it be the dedication copy? (The book is dedicated to Harvey Heller.) A collection of non-fiction pieces ranging from profiles of Charles Bronson and Robert Blake to "The Most Kindest Cut of All," on the author's vasectomy. Bumped at base of spine and bottom front board, otherwise crisp and fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear.

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SELECTED ESSAYS. T. S. Eliot. SELECTED ESSAYS.
London: Faber and Faber Limited, (1934). Second edition, revised and enlarged. The most important work of the period, a key to the new criticism. Near fine in good-only dust jacket darkened at spine and with large chips at spine ends and corners.

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SELECTED ESSAYS: New Edition. T. S. Eliot. SELECTED ESSAYS: New Edition.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1950). Second U.S. edition. Includes note to this edition and four essays not included in the 1932 edition. Head of spine bumped, otherwise fine in like, price-clipped dust jacket.

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ON MORAL FICTION. John Gardner, Champlin. ON MORAL FICTION.
New York: Basic Books, (1978). First edition. The author's goal, he felt, was to take moral stands, especially on social issues, which he felt his peers weren't doing, thus endearing him to many of them. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Review slip laid in, indicating publication date of April 19, 1978.

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HABITATIONS OF THE WORD Essays. William H. Gass. HABITATIONS OF THE WORD Essays.
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1985). First edition. Personal copy of author Doris Grumbach with her intitials on front endpaper. Review copy with slip and publicity letter laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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ESSAYS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH. Oliver Goldsmith. ESSAYS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1928. First edition. Two volumes, finely printed and bound. Bibliophile Society limited edition, one of 400 copies. Blue, patterned paper boards; gilt-lettered vellum spine with Society logo in blue. Society logo fading on spine of volume II, both spines a little darkened, otherwise near fine to fine, lacking the slipcase.

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ON ENGLISH POETRY. Robert Graves. ON ENGLISH POETRY.
London: Wm. Heinemann, 1922. First edition, first issue in yellow cloth. Unavoidable offset to endpapers, page edges very faintly foxed, rear cover lightly soiled and spine ends just slightly darkened, still very good or better in very good, tanned dust jacket with shallow chipping, few inconspicuous tears and spine extremities chipped away (not affecting any lettering).

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LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS. Lafcadio Hearn, Edward Larocque Tinker. LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1924. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies SIGNED by Tinker, who also designed and illustrated the volume. Although Tinker is credited as the author, this work includes the first book appearance of over 30 articles by Hearn. Cloth spine and front edges, with patterned paper boards. The boards show some minor wear on top and bottom Very good with top page edges foxed, front endpaper removed and cloth edges lightly rubbed. Assume issued without dust jacket.

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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume II, Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2008). First edition. Second issue of the Norman Mailer Review. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. ONE OF 26 LETTERED COPIES ("D") SIGNED BY E. L. DOCTOROW, DON DELILLO, GUNTER GRASS, WILLIAM KENNEDY and the editor. Though the colophon states there were 40 specially bound copies, there were actually 41 total: the 26 lettered copies in cloth; 9 numbered copies in leather, and 6 copies for presentation. Includes a transcript of the Mailer memorial held at Carnegie Hall which was emceed by Charlie Rose and featured readings by Gunter Grass (read by Rose), Kennedy, Tina Brown, DeLillo, Sean Penn, et al; tributes by Doctorow, Gay Talese, et al; and "Articles, Interviews, Miscellany," which includes "What's Wrong with America," "Acceptance Speech for National Book Foundation Award," and "The Bodily Function Blues" by Mailer. Over 550 pages, including a bibliography of Mailer's work and 5 pages on the Mailer Writers Colony. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #48317]       Price: $600.00
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CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS. Norman Mailer. CANNIBALS AND CHRISTIANS.
New York: Dial Press, 1966. First edition. First issue with frontis photo tipped in. INSCRIBED, "To Paul Jacobs Cheers, Norman Mailer, Oct. '79." Paul Jacobs (1918-1978) was a pioneering activist, journalist, and co-founder of Mother Jones magazine. Mailer's interpretation of the Goldwater Convention in San Francisco, take on the United States' policy in Vietnam, views on sexual attitudes in America, etc. Fine in bright, near fine dust jacket with title lettering at spine mellowed from yellow to white and light rubbing to edges and folds. Interesting association.

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EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS. Norman Mailer. EXISTENTIAL ERRANDS.
Boston: Little Brown, (1972). First edition. One of the dedication copies. From the collection of Adeline Lubell-Naiman. INSCRIBED on dedication page below the printed names, "Could this be for your distinguished service in Maidstone dear old editor darling? / Love / Norman." A collection of essays, excerpts, etc., written from 1967 to 1972. First book appearance for many. In addition to Adeline, the book is dedicated to his sister Barbara, daughter Susan, and to "Al." Small tear at head of spine, still about very good in slightly soiled white dust jacket with several tears. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "FOR YOUR DISTIGUISHED SERVICE IN 'MAIDSTONE'"

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THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW: Volume I Number I.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2007). First edition. The inaugural issue. Edited by Phillip Sipiora. Number 39 of 40 copies SIGNED BY MAILER AND SIPIORA. There were an additional 16 copies for presentation. Includes two first book appearances: his tribute to friend Robert Lucid and an excerpt from his unpublished play "The Naked and the Dead." Also includes pieces on Mailer by William Kennedy, Robert Lucid, Michael Lennon. Donald Kaufman, et al. 267 pages. 8vo., green cloth boards stamped in silver on spine. Fine. Issued without dust jacket.

[Book #54875]       Price: $550.00
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THE MAILER REVIEW; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1. Norman Mailer. THE MAILER REVIEW; VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1.
(Tampa: Norman Mailer Society, 2007). First edition. The first issue of the Norman Mailer Review, edited by Phillip Sipiora. One of 40 numbered copies SIGNED by Mailer and Sipiora. The regular issue was published in pictorial wraps, and 56 copies were bound in green cloth-covered boards--40 numbered and 16 for presentation. Includes two first book appearances: his tribute to friend Robert Lucid and an excerpt from his unpublished play, "The Naked and the Dead." Also includes pieces on Mailer by William Kennedy, Robert Lucid, Michael Lennon. Donald Kaufman, et al. 267 pages. As issued, without dust jacket. Minor crease to front pastedown, otherwise fine.

[Book #46214]       Price: $400.00
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PIECES AND PONTIFICATIONS. Norman Mailer. PIECES AND PONTIFICATIONS.
(London): New English Lib. (1983). First British edition. SIGNED on half title page by author. His short pieces from the 1970's, and a collection of his interviews on many subjects. Fine in dust jacket with the barest wear on corners.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
(London): Andre Deustch, (1964). First UK edition. SIGNED by Mailer on the title page. A grouping of essays Mailer addressed to President Kennedy. Light fading along edges of cloth, though gilt is still bright; otherwise near fine in dust jacket with a small faint damp stain at top of front cover and tiny chips at ends and corners, and short crease on front cover which is not obtrusive.

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THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS. Norman Mailer. THE PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1963). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Lub / With love / - that old habit - / Norman / Nov 1963." Mailer mentions sending this copy to Lubell-Naiman in a letter printed in "Norman Mailer's Letters...." Spine lettering faded otherwise very good in nice dust jacket with red spine lettering faded to white. Adeline Lubell-Naiman was the editor instrumental in the eventual publication of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD. In 1946, while an editor at Little, Brown, Lubell-Naiman convinced Mailer to submit the first 200 pages of THE NAKED AND THE DEAD, which she talked up to her publisher. Unfortunately, she was also the one to suggest historian and critic Bernard DeVoto read the manuscript--he recommended not publishing. But Mailer submitted it to Rinehart, who published the book in 1948. Over the years, Lubell-Naiman remained close friends with Mailer and his wives. In the summer of 1968 she even played the role of "Adeline McCarthy," a president of a women's college in Mailer's film "Maidstone" (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center website). INSCRIBED "TO LUB WITH LOVE - THAT OLD HABIT"

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THE PRISONER OF SEX. Norman Mailer. THE PRISONER OF SEX.
Boston: Little, Brown, (1971). First edition. INSCRIBED "To Elizabeth / Again with pleasure. Norman." Few underlinings and margin marks, base of spine faded, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine, price-clipped, black dust jacket showing rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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IN A NARROW GRAVE Essays on Texas. Larry McMurtry. IN A NARROW GRAVE Essays on Texas.
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. First printing, second issue with "skyscrapers" p.105:12 (versus "skycrapers" in the first issue -- reportedly all but 15 of the first issue were destroyed). Very good or better with rubbng to the bottom corners and a very slight spot of fraying to the top of the spine. Front board has been rubbed so that the "M" in "Larry McMurtry," printed in ink on the cover, is a touch faded. Inside clean and crisp. Lacking dust jacket.

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IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas. Larry McMurtry. IN A NARROW GRAVE: Essays on Texas.
Austin: Encino Press, 1968. First edition, second issue with "skyscrapers" p.105:12 versus "skycrapers" in the first issue. Reportedly all but 15 of the first issue were destroyed, although we think a higher number, maybe 30 to 50 actually exist. Essays on Texas, mainly west Texas where the author grew up. We've always liked this first book of essays which starts with "Here's HUD in Your Eye." We think the author is a very good essayist and would like to see more. Fine in dust jacket with tiny chips on corners and bottom spine edge, spine just barely rubbed and a few faint creases, otherwise close to fine.

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ENGLAND YOUR ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS. George Orwell. ENGLAND YOUR ENGLAND AND OTHER ESSAYS.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1953. First edition. Proof copy in fragile, gray, printed wraps. Eleven essays including "Why I Write," "Anti-Semitism in Britain," and "Inside the Whale." Small piece at bottom corner of front cover torn off, and minor edgewear but still very good in specially made clamshell box with leather label. Scarce, if not rare. SCARCE PROOF COPY.

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THE DAYS BEFORE. Katherine Anne Porter. THE DAYS BEFORE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1952). First edition. A book of essays on the art of writing, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Hardy, Cather, Forster, as well as personal thoughts on life. A fine copy with only the barest fading on top edge, as usually seen; in fine dust jacket with only a touch of soiling.

[Book #40063]       Price: $100.00
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