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TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement. Pearl Buck. TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement.
New York: John Day Co. (1945). First edition of this scarce work of non-fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning Buck, who spent most of her younger years in China. James "Jimmy" Yen's work in China spawned a movement that continues to this day at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, which he founded in the 1960's. (John Hersey's THE CALL includes a slightly fictionalized portrait of Yen under the name "Johnny Wu.") Slender brick-red boards lettered in gilt on spine. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a few small nicks and tears.

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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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DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. Whitman Chambers. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS.
New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in price-clipped, very good or better dust jacket with shadow from old tape repair to base of rear panel.

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED. Raymond Chandler. TYPED LETTER SIGNED.
(La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white paper with return address of the small cottage rented by Chandler near the end of his life at 824 Prospect Street in La Jolla. A short but quite interesting letter mentioning Kay West (who was briefly the main beneficiary of his will; the will itself (which was contested after his death); the Bahama company he formed on Gilbert's advice (presumably to ameliorate his British tax issues); and his desire to again become a resident of Great Britain. The letter closes with, "Please pour some oil on this [sic] troubled waters. Yours affectionately, Ray." Creased where folded to thirds for mailing otherwise fine. "YOURS AFFFECTIONATELY, RAY"

[Book #54900]       Price: $3,500.00
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TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO. Philip Jose Farmer. TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1971. First edition of this Hugo Award winner. The first book in the "Riverworld." LIGHTHEARTEDLY (?) INSCRIBED by Farmer on the second half-title page (not to anyone in particular), "To Your Spattered Buddies Go, little book about a big world. Philip Jose Farmer." Small dents to top and bottom of rear board and two more to spine, subtle fading to few areas on front board, otherwise very good to near fine. In very good dust jacket with spine ends and corners rubbed, small tear to upper front panel and light scratches to rear panel. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

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STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND. Robert A. Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1961. First edition, first printing with "C22" at bottom of p.408; in later printing dust jacket with photo of Heinlein on back. Green cloth boards lettered in gilt; top edge green. Good, well-read copy with spine dulled, edges rubbed and bumped, inner hinges strengthened and few tiny pin-pricks where staples removed from endpaper. In very good or better, later-printing, price-clipped dust jacket with minor toning to spine and light edge wear. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54892]       Price: $1,000.00
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QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog]. Ernest Hemingway, Luis Quintanilla, John Dos Passos. QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog].
New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, no-date [1934]. First edition. Catalog for the exhibition of Quintanilla's dry points held at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 20 to December 4. Single sheet folded twice to make six pages; measuring approximately 6 1/8 x 9 3/8" when folded. Hemingway's essay covers two pages while Dos Passos's is one page. Creased where folded again (to fit in a pocket?) otherwise very good. Hanneman B16.

[Book #54902]       Price: $200.00
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DEATH AND THE DOWAGER. Bertrand Huber. DEATH AND THE DOWAGER.
New York: D. Appleton-Century Co. 1934. First edition. What starts with the theft of silver at an English week-end party ends with murder. Blue-purple silk moire boards lettered in gilt on spine and stamped in gilt on front and spine with publisher's distinctive skull-and-dagger logo for the "Tired Business Man's Library." Subtle fading to spine otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with slight tanning to spine and barest wear.

[Book #54778]       Price: $150.00
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THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK. Clair Huffaker. THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK.
Brad Holland. New York: Trident Press, (1973). First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Brad Holland. A western novel of sorts, set in 1880's Russia -- American Cowboys and Russian Cossacks drive a herd of cattle 4,000 miles through Siberia. Fine in dust jacket with a few small closed tears.

[Book #54734]       Price: $150.00
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FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series. Langston Hughes, Coutee Cullen, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay. FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series.
New York: Simon & Schuster, (1927). First edition. Selections from each poet's previous works; introduction by Alain Locke, "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance. Stapled selfwraps with cover serving as title page; 31 pages. Address on rear cover and one tiny tear, otherwise fine. Quite scarce.

[Book #54916]       Price: $200.00
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CARRIE. Stephen King. CARRIE.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1974. First edition. Black pen mark to black endpaper otherwise fine in about very good dust jacket with few skinned spots to front spine fold and internal tape repair to marginal wear at spine ends and corners. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54893]       Price: $1,000.00
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CHRISTINE: A Novel. Stephen King. CHRISTINE: A Novel.
West Kingston, RI: Donald M Grant, 1983. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 192 of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Stephen Gervais. Small quarto (9.25 x 6.125"), red cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine; housed in publisher's red cloth slipcase. Tiniest crimp to head of spine of book and dust jacket shows just a touch of inconspicuous rubbing to lower corner rear panel. Still altogether fine in fine slipcase.

[Book #54898]       Price: $1,500.00
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DESPERATION. Stephen King. DESPERATION.
Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M Grant, (1996). First edition, signed limited issue. Number 117 of 2000 numbered copies (of 2050 total) SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Don Maitz. Small quarto (10.25 x 7.25"), black faux-leather boards stamped in black and red foil on front and spine; housed in publisher's matching red-felt-lined clamshell case. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine.

[Book #54899]       Price: $500.00
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SWAG. Elmore Leonard. SWAG.
New York: Delacorte Press, (1976). First edition. SIGNED by Leonard on title page. Barest shelfwear otherwise fine in bright, fine dust jacket with few faint creases to rear panel.

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SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. Ben Okri. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1993). First edition, a hardcover limited-issue "reading copy." Limitation notice stamped on the title page with handwritten"122/200"; beneath which, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, this copy SIGNED BY OKRI and dated "20-11-93 / DC." Black cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine; plain brown paper dust jacket with matching limitation stamp and numbers on front. Fine in fine dust jacket secured with tape at flaps, presumedly as issued. Publisher's publicity letter laid in.

[Book #54904]       Price: $150.00
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THE BUTCHER'S BOY. Perry Thomas. THE BUTCHER'S BOY
New York: Scribner's Sons, (1982). First edition. His first book and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Touch of light shelf wear still bright and fine in fine dust jacket with just two tiny nicks. Unusual in this nice condition.

[Book #54785]       Price: $250.00
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THE GODFATHER. Mario Puzo. THE GODFATHER.
New York: Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition. Basis for the multi-award winning 1972 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. SIGNED BY PUZO on bookplate laid in at half-title page. Corner of rear pastedown (under the dust jacket flap) missing due to an apparent production error--otherwise crisp, clean and fine. In very good to near fine, somewhat rubbed dust jacket with small tear and mild attendant creasing to lower rear panel. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54894]       Price: $2,750.00
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PERIL AT CRANBURY HALL. John Rhode. PERIL AT CRANBURY HALL.
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930. First U.S. edition. An early Dr. Priestley, the 9th. Rhode is a pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street, who also wrote novels featuring retired naval officer Desmond Merrion under Miles Burton and novels featuring the Perrins, a brother-and-sister team of PI's, under Cecil Waye. An unusually nice copy, fine in fine dust jacket with one small internal tape repair and only the barest wear.

[Book #54787]       Price: $350.00
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DEATH TURNS A TRICK. Julie Smith. DEATH TURNS A TRICK.
New York: Walker & Co. (1982). First edition. SIGNED BY SMITH on the title page in her signature red ink. Her first book and first to feature Rebecca Schwartz, a Jewish feminist lawyer in San Francisco who finds herself in the middle of a crime. Spine ends and corners mildly bumped still fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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SOMETHING IN THE WIND. Lee Smith. SOMETHING IN THE WIND.
(New York): Harper & Row, (1971). First edition. Her second book. SIGNED BY SMITH and dated "12/12/91." Fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with few tiny nicks and spine just slightly toned.

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I, THE JURY. Mickey Spillane. I, THE JURY.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1947. First edition. Spillane's first book and first to feature private investigator Mike Hammer. Few minor bumps but still bright and fine in about very good dust jacket with red spine lettering now white, spine ends lightly chipped and rubbed, few tears to upper front panel, and internal tape repair/reinforcement. Housed in custom, molded clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and with partial image from dust jacket embossed on front.

[Book #54896]       Price: $1,500.00
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FONG AND THE INDIANS. Paul Theroux. FONG AND THE INDIANS.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1968. First edition. His second book. SIGNED BY THEROUX on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of light rubbing, mild wear to head of spine and spine lettering just beginning to change tone.

[Book #54796]       Price: $250.00
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