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THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces. W. Antony, , David Mus. THE ARMINARM ECOLOGUES; With the Hexercises (for the Heclogues): Pieces.
(La Quercia, Italy: John Van Sickle and Giulia Battaglia, 1971). First edition. Number 116 of 180 numbered copies. An additional 20 copies were printed on varying colored paper. THIS COPY INSCRIBED TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Anthony Hecht, with great esteem, this volume that provoked my life-long study of poetics in pastoral + epic + in poetic sequences, represented by its latest installment -- the accompanying pamphlet, 'Virgil vs....' vindicating [illegible]. John Van Sickle, New York, 01-12-13." Beneath which is pasted Van Sickle's personal stamp. The only accompanying pamphlet present is the prospectus, INSCRIBED "For AH--the original brochure--JVS." Large, quarto volume, nearly folio-sized, 9.25 x 12.75"; gray-brown paperwraps printed in black on front only. Slightly overhanging edges mildly worn with touch of loss to head of spine, still near fine. Scarce to rare signed. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54273]       Price: $200.00
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THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales. Paul Barton, Howard A. Norman. THE WOE SHIRT: Caribbean Folk Tales.
Norman Laliberte. Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, (1980). First edition. Illustrated by Norman Laliberte. Number 21 of 100 copies SIGNED by Norman and Laliberte. Publisher's letter and advertising broadside laid in. This copy in acetate and scarce publisher's dust jacket, which appears to be from the trade edition (there were 2000 copies in all). Fine in fine dust jacket(s).

[Book #51181]       Price: $150.00
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I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970. Beatles, Michael Todd. I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970.
(Lake Oswego, OR: AMV Entertainment), 1992. First edition. "This volume is an attempt to bring together a reference source for the Beatles' available session work." Apparently issued in only 150 copies. This copy with "19/150" handwritten in the corner of the Introduction page, beside Todd's INSCRIPTION, "Dear - - Thanks for your support! I hope the book and the disc bring you hours of fun for the entire family. (or something like that; anyway.) All the best, Michael Todd." Small highlighter squiggle on plain rear cover, few session entries highlighted with pencilled notations to margins, covers lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine in spiral binding.

[Book #50603]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #33657]       Price: $50.00
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FAHRENHEIT 451. Ray Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451.
New York: Ballentine Books, Inc. (1953). First edition, limited issue. Number 127 of 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BRADBURY AND SPECIALLY BOUND IN ASBESTOS or, as the colophon states, "an asbestos material with exceptional resistance to pyrolysis." Quarto white asbestos boards lettered in red on front and spine. Issued without a dust jacket. Professional repair to spine ends and corners, red lettering slightly mellowed, covers lightly soiled, few faint stains, otherwise very good.

[Book #54819]       Price: $7,500.00
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NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915. Van Wyck Brooks. NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915.
[New York]: E P Dutton & Co., Inc. 1940. First edition. One of 997 SIGNED, numbered copies issued in publisher's slipcase. Very good to fine with page top edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Slipcase shows some fading and wear on edges, but still intact and sturdy.

[Book #33976]       Price: $60.00
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COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting. James Lee Burke, Charles Willeford, introduction. COCKFIGHTER JOURNAL: The Story of a Shooting.
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1989. First edition. By Charles Willeford, who died before he could sign the edition, with an introduction by Burke. An out-of-series, unlettered copy in the same binding as the 26 lettered ones, SIGNED BY BURKE. Fine as issued, in full black leather with lettering and design stamped in gold (the lettered copies were the only copies so bound).

[Book #54529]       Price: $500.00
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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 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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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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IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition. Number 483 of 500 SIGNED numbered copies. His most famous book, made into two movies and a made-for-TV movie. Barest fading to spine still quite fine in fine, original acetate dust jacket and paper-covered slipcase that is just beginning to mellow on edges (but is still fine). LIMITED ISSUE, SIGNED.

[Book #53860]       Price: $2,000.00
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There. Lewis Carroll. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: And What Alice Found There.
Franklin Hughes. New York: Cheshire House, 1931. First edition thus: limited edition, #1194 of 1200 copies, with illustrations by Franklin Hughes. Qurato, white silk-moire boards somewhat soiled, scattered foxing to endpapers and pastedowns. Very good, lacking slipcase.

[Book #49723]       Price: $100.00
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KEEPING FAITH: Memoirs of a President. Jimmy Carter. KEEPING FAITH: Memoirs of a President.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, (1986). A reprint of the President's autobiography in Easton's Library of the Presidents. Originally published in 1982. A SIGNED edition but no limitation stated. Fine to new in full gray leather with two raised bands on spine; gilt decoration on covers and spine; gilt page edges; and satin ribbon page marker. Publisher's prospectus laid in.

[Book #48312]       Price: $150.00
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A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER. Louis de Bernieres. A PARTISAN'S DAUGHTER..
London: Harvell Secker, (2008). First edition, limited issue. Number 54 of 100 SIGNED copies. Fine in slipcase, without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #49474]       Price: $200.00
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SONGS OF CHILDHOOD. Walter de la Mare. SONGS OF CHILDHOOD.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. First illustrated edition of his first book, published under the name Walter Ramal in 1902. One of 310 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Estella Canziani. Printed on hand-made paper and bound with vellum spine and boards. Spine a little soiled, corners bumped and spine ends have a few chips, otherwise very good condition.

[Book #26112]       Price: $125.00
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DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE. Walter. Whistler de la Mare, Rex. DESERT ISLANDS AND ROBINSON CRUSOE.
London/New York: Faber & Faber/Fountain Press, 1930. First edition. One of 650 SIGNED numbered copies with illustrations by Rex Whistler (but not signed by him). Corners just a little rubbed and spine slightly faded, otherwise fine. Three-color, full-page drawing on front endpaper of a gentleman in an easy chair smoking a pipe--an elaborate Christmas greeting which reads, "Seasons Greetings for Sam Brown from S. N. Jenks and E. E. Moore, Dec. 25th, 1938." Both endpapers are offset, but the drawing is very nice (although we couldn't find any information on the "artists").

[Book #32694]       Price: $100.00
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THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage). James Dickey. THE SHARK AT THE WINDOW -- (for my brother's marriage).
[Winston Salem]: Palaemon Press, [circa 1970s]. First edition. Palaemon Broadside Number Six. 13 x 20" broadside suitable for framing. Prints the first poem of Dickey's to appear in print (in 1951 in The Sewanee Review) with illustration in red by Robert Dance of a long-haired woman at a window by the sea. Number 30 of 100 numbered copies SIGNED BY DICKEY. Fine.

[Book #54608]       Price: $125.00
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RAGTIME. E. L. Doctorow. RAGTIME.
New York: Random House, (1975). First edition. One of 150 SIGNED numbered copies. The basis for the 1981 movie which featured James Cagney's last film performance. Spine a bit tanned, otherwise fine in slipcase with very minor wear and a little fading around edges.

[Book #48983]       Price: $400.00
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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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THE LAW OF LOVE. Laura Esquivel. THE LAW OF LOVE.
New York: Crown Publishers, (1996). First U.S. edition. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered and specially-bound copies. Fine in slipcase.

[Book #14405]       Price: $50.00
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ELMER. William Faulkner. ELMER.
Northport, Alabama: Mississippi Quarterly/Seajay Press, 1983. First edition. This would have been Faulkner's second novel. Elmer, he says, "is tall and almost handsome and he wants to paint pictures. He gets everything a man could want -- money, a European title, marries the girl he wants --- and she gives away his paint box." Edited by Dianne L. Cox and with a foreword by James B. Meriwether. One of 26 lettered copies, there were also 200 numbered copies. Fine in dark blue cloth, without dust jacket (as issued).

[Book #47985]       Price: $250.00
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MASTERS OF CRIME. Dick. Lionel Davidson Francis, Len Deighton. MASTERS OF CRIME.
(Herefordshire): Scorpion Press, (2006). First edition. Edited by Michael Johnson. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Dick Francis and Lionel Davidson. Includes a foreword by Len Deighton, who we haven't heard from in years. Deighton says, "Michael Johnson is an erudite critic of crime fiction and his enthusiasm and understanding make his observations illuminating and most telling--- a superb tribute. Len Deighton." Articles by Michael Johnson, an interview with Davidson and a quasi-interview with Francis and tribute to Francis by H. R. F. Keating. Bibliographies of the UK editions of both authors' mysteries. Fine in pictorial black leather with pictorial endpapers. Nice production.

[Book #41129]       Price: $175.00
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POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758. Benjamin Franklin, Richard Saunders, Norman Rockwell. POOR RICHARD: THE ALMANACKS FOR THE YEARS 1733-1758.
Norman Rockwell. Philadelphia: Limited Editions Club, 1964. First edition thus, with an introduction by Van Wyck Brooks and illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Number 994 of 1,500 copies SIGNED BY ROCKWELL. Half-cowhide with marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered red leather spine label; twelve signs of the zodiac burned into the cowhead portion covering the boards. Original prospectus and Monthly Letter of the LEC laid in. Fine in original plain glassine which is darkened and chipped but still doing its job and original, brown paper-covered slipcase with corner nick to printed spine label, few edge rubs and one corner bumped (otherwise near fine).

[Book #54494]       Price: $350.00
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