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Confessions of a Mask
New York: New Directions, 1958. First American Edition. Review copy; fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $450.00
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1941. First Edition. Ownership inscription; very good or a little better in a very good dust jacket with a slightly faded spine and some chips and tears;...
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Price: $4,250.00
Country Sketches for City Dwellers
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1908. First Edition. The color pictures and text are by Rawnsley. Bookplate; minor foxing; about fine in a very lightly worn dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
The Wild Palms
New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. A fine copy in a particularly nice example of the dust jacket, which has a tiny chip at top of the back panel.
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Price: $2,750.00
Korai Celadon in America
Pages 37 - 121 from Eastern Art: An Annual. Philadelphia: College Art Association, 1930. Bound into full greenish-brown morocco, signed “Asper, Geneve.” Decorative Asian silk endpapers; spine browned; very good.
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Price: $300.00
Dictionnaire Raisonne du Mobilier Francais de l'Epoque Carlovingienne a la Renaissance
Paris: Bance, Editeur, 1858. First Edition of the first volume in what was to become a six volume series by the French architect and theorist. Profusely illustrated in color and...
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Price: $1,500.00
A Blunt Instrument
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928. First Edition. Very good in a dust jacket with small chips and old tape mends inside the top and bottom of the spine.
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Price: $1,000.00
Beyond This Limit
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First Edition. Illustrated by Lewis. Very good in a dust jacket with some fading.
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Price: $200.00
Lie Down In Darkness
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the author’s first book. Aside from a small tear in the front free endpaper, a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear...
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Price: $550.00
The Lady and The Pirate
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1913. First Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with a large chip in the back panel.
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Price: $175.00
The Naked and the Dead
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1948. First Edition of Mailer’s first book. Bookplate on the front free endpaper; some edge rubbing; very good in dust jacket.
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Price: $475.00
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
New York: Henry Holt, 1920. First American Edition. A little foxing; very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing, very minor stains, and light chipping...
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Price: $4,500.00
The Mysterious Card/ The Mysterious Card Unveiled
Boston: Small, Maynard, 1895, 1896 [actually 1912]. First Edition. Two short stories; in Bleiler. The paper seal is still bound in around the second story, but has been broken. Very...
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Price: $750.00
Ashenden or the British Agent
London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Some foxing; near fine in a dust jacket with shallow chipping at the top of the spine; foxing, and some minor wear. Queen's Quorum; Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.
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Price: $5,500.00
The Tunnel Calamity
New York: Putnam’s, 1984. First Edition of this peep show. Very good plus.
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Price: $250.00
William Wetmore Story and His Friends
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1903. First Edition; two volumes; the English and American editions were issued simultaneously; BAL’s “setting A,” which evidence suggests is the earliest printing. Publisher’s cloth; some bubbling and...
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Price: $11,500.00
Original Typescript Poem, Signed
One page; titled “MY MAIDEN”; 24 lines; signed in ink by the author, “Celia Thaxter.” Folded twice; tender and splitting at the folds, but overall very good. Undated, but likely...
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Price: $1,500.00
The Glorious Nosebleed
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974. First Edition. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by Gorey. Fine in dust jacket and in the publisher’s slipcase.
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Price: $750.00
The Outsider and Others
Sauk City: Arkham House, 1939. First Edition; 1200 copies printed; a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear and a quarter-inch of chipping along the foot...
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Price: $40,000.00
Vanderbilt Clinic
New York: Presbyterian Hospital, 1947. First Edition. Wrappers; only minute wear; a fine copy. Written by Steinbeck in appreciation of the care shown to him and his family by the hospital.
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Price: $875.00
A Scanner Darkly
Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. First Edition. Corners very slightly bumped; fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a small price sticker and a very slightly faded spine.
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Price: $500.00
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
New York: Dutton, 1916. First American Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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Price: $650.00
Salthaven
London: Methuen, 1908. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; front hinge cracked; slight page staining; very good plus in a custom clamshell box. Presentation copy; inscribed on the half-title by Jacobs, “To...
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Price: $12,500.00
A Collection of Promotional Literature for 23 Charlie Chan Films
A mixed collection of original, contemporary British and American studio or distributor publications, mostly campaign books (or pressbooks); some with Sidney Toler and some with Warner Oland. Some folds and...
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Price: $6,500.00
Very Good, Jeeves
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1930. First Edition. About fine in a dust jacket with a little spine fading and a long, closed tear in the back panel.
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Price: $650.00
In Dubious Battle
New York: Covici-Friede, 1936. First Edition. Signed by the author in 1936; signature a little blotted; a good copy in a worn and mended dust jacket.
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Price: $3,000.00
Dr. No
London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First Editions. Two copies; one with the woman on the cover and another in undecorated cloth; very good to fine copies in dust jackets. No priority...
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Price: $3,000.00
Silence for the Murderer
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1949. First Edition. Fine in a dust jacket with some tiny chips.
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Price: $450.00
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Publisher’s green cloth. This is an early a copy with the following points: p. , “Him and another man” incorrectly listed...
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Price: $10,000.00
Power
London: Jarrolds, 1933. First Edition. About fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $250.00
Six One-Page Typed Letters, Signed, to His New York Editor
Four of five letters from 1964-1965 (on Congressional or Minority Leader stationery) concern his Portrait of the Assassin; “...I’m sure you appreciate that because of the classified nature of the...
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Price: $6,000.00
Journey's End
New York: Brentano’s, 1929. Sixth printing; printed seven months after the first. Bookplate; very good in a good dust jacket. This copy is signed by all 10 members of the...
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Price: $375.00
Beginning to End: A Selection from the works of Samuel Beckett. Adapted by Samuel Beckett and Jack MacGowran. Drawings by Edward Gorey
New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1988. First Edition; one of three hundred numbered copies signed by Beckett and Gorey. Fine; with the prospectus laid in.
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Price: $1,500.00
Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus
London: G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1823. Second edition; two volumes. Publisher’s paper-covered boards with paper spine labels; spines and labels chipped; minor stains; short tear at the margin of the...
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Price: $75,000.00
Come Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan
London: Collins, 1946. First Edition. Front hinge cracking; small tape stain on front free endpaper; very good in dust jacket. Review copy; signed in full by the author.
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Price: $1,750.00
The Stunt Man
New York: Atheneum, 1970. First Edition. Basis for the 1980 film of the same title. Fading and spotting; very good in dust jacket. Presentation copy; warmly inscribed by the author.
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Price: $50.00
Preliminary Investigation and Trial of Ambroise D. Lepine for the Murder of Thomas Scott
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Messrs. Elliott and Brokovski of the Canadian Press, 1875. First Edition. While the front wrapper and title page are dated 1874, the copyright page and preface are dated...
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Price: $1,000.00
An Antarctic Mystery
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1899. First American Edition. Aside from minute rubbing, a fine copy. While the English edition is dated 1898, and presumed to precede, this copy has a pencil gift...
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Price: $1,250.00
Nouvelles Recherches Sur La Resistance de L'Air et L'Aviation
Paris: H. Dunod et E. Pinat, 1914. First Edition. Folio; two volumes; publisher’s cloth (minor wear); very good; the inside front cover of each volume has the ownership stamp of...
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Price: $2,500.00
I Am A Camera
New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Near fine in a torn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to an original cast member, “Marian [Winters], With much love...
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Price: $1,250.00