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The King of Folly Island
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1888. First Edition. Ex-library; with the usual attendant faults; bookplate; good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Louise Imogen Guiney from Sarah O. Jewett (to remember...
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Price: $500.00
The Other Kind of Girl
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1914. First Edition of this purported autobiography of a prostitute. The introduction is strongly feminist, “A new era has come. The Sisterhood of Woman is the...
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Price: $2,000.00
Wise Blood
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1952. First Edition of the author’s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with some tiny chips and light wear and tear.
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Price: $2,750.00
The Water Engine and Mr. Happiness
New York: Grove Press, 1978. First (Hardcover) Edition. Minor staining; near fine in dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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Price: $300.00
Daredevil
London: Ward, Lock, 1929. First Edition. A few tiny cloth spots; very good to fine; in a custom clamshell box; Kaye bookplate. Presentation copy; with an exceptional inscription from the...
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Price: $2,500.00
The Charred Witness
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author.
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Price: $200.00
The Beautiful and Damned
New York: Scribner’s, 1922. First Edition; first printing; in a first printing dust jacket. Aside from minor offsetting on the front endpapers, very nearly fine. The dust jacket has several...
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Price: $22,500.00
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
The Town and the City by John Kerouac
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First Edition of Kerouac’s first book. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket with wear, tear, and chipping. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed...
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Price: $7,500.00
Arms and the Covenant
London: George G. Harrap, 1938. First Edition; 5000 copies were printed. A fine copy in a jacket with light wear and tear; in a custom clamshell box. Inscribed by the...
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Price: $17,500.00
The Fifth Column: A Play in Three Acts
New York: Scribner’s, 1940. First Edition. A scarce book, of which only 1174 copies were printed. Front endpapers browned from a formerly laid in newspaper clipping, else near fine in...
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Price: $12,500.00
The Works of...Joseph Addison. With Notes by Richard Hurd
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. “New Edition.” Six volumes; bound (Sotheran’s) in green full straight grain morocco; all edges gilt; covers decorated in blind with gilt borders; raised...
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Price: $1,250.00
Portrait Photograph Signed
New York: Nickolas Muray, n.d. [c. 1920]. Approximately 9 1/2 x 6 1/2”. This three-quarter length portrait shows the youngish Cather in a silk blouse and pleated skirt, with a....
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Price: $2,250.00
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger
Culver City: MGM Studios, 1934. Original dupicated script for the 1935 film. This copy was originally designated for the use of the research director, but was later utilized to produce...
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Price: $12,500.00
The Making of a Saint
Boston: L.C. Page, 1898. First Edition of Maugham’s second book, published nearly a month earlier than the English edition. Stott A2, binding ii (there is no priority established among the...
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Price: $6,000.00
The Preacher of Cedar Mountain
Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1917. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing, a fine copy in the publisher’s illustrated cloth, and in the scarce dust jacket which has a number...
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Price: $375.00
Time Out Of Joint
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966. First Edition. About fine in a dust jacket with residue from a removed sticker on the front flap; very light wear and tear, and a very slightly...
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Price: $750.00
The Picture of Dorian Gray
London: Ward, Lock, 1891. First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. There are some small chips and tears. Six old...
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Price: $100,000.00
The Book of the Animal Kingdom: Mammals
London: J. M. Dent, 1910. First Edition. Large 8vo.; publisher’s illustrated cloth; hinges cracked; very good. Presumably intended for the young adult. The illustrations are in color and black and...
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Price: $65.00
A Farewell to Arms
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1929 [1932]. First Photoplay edition; with scenes from the 1932 film with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author on the...
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Price: $5,000.00
The High Barbaree
Boston: Little, Brown, 1945. First Edition. Fine in a very lightly rubbed dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by Hall in the month of publication.
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Price: $750.00
The Christmas Books
London: Chapman & Hall, 1843-1848. A complete set of the Christmas books; uniformly bound in full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere; gilt vignette portraits of Dickens on the upper covers; gilt...
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Price: $12,500.00
Cunard: Eight Decades of Progress
London: British Empire Exhibition Wembley, 1924. First Edition. Oblong folio; publisher’s printed wrappers; approximately 8 1/2 wide x 18” tall; illustrated in black and white, sepia, and color; minor stains...
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Price: $200.00
Murder Is Easy
London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Cloth spotted; very good in a dust jacket with some chips and interior tape mends.
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Price: $1,850.00
The Myth of Sisyphus
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. First English Edition. Owner’s signature; very good in dust jacket.
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Price: $375.00
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 Sin of Monsieur Pettipon and Other Humorous Tales
New York: George H. Doran, 1922. First Edition. Fine in a very lightly worn dust jacket; presentation copy, inscribed by the author.
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Price: $250.00
Two Expeditions Into the Interior of Australia, During the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831: With Observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1833. First Edition. Two volumes; one map, one chart, and 9 other plates, four of which are hand colored. The map shows some primitive repairs;...
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Price: $2,500.00
Forest and Game-Law Tales
London: Edward Moxon, 1845. First Edition; three volumes bound as one; contemporary half-morocco and marbled boards; very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “Mr. Martineau With love from the...
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Price: $2,000.00
Uncle Fred In The Springtime
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. First Edition. Label removed from the front free endpaper; very good in a price-clipped dust jacket.
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Price: $400.00
Caught!
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. An innocent woman in the big city.
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Price: $150.00
First Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks for the Year Ending May 1, 1871
New York: William C. Bryant & Co. 1871. First Edition of the comprehensive first report on New York City's public parks; with the ownership signature inside the front cover of...
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Price: $5,000.00
Original Gag Cartoon
Undated (probably 1960s); a finished drawing in black and white wash on illustration board; approximately 13 x 14”; signed “Chas Addams.” At the bottom right hand margin is a pencil...
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Price: $5,000.00
Three Pairs of Silk Stockings: A Novel of the Life on the Educated Class Under the Soviet. Translated by Leonide Zarine. Introduction by Stephen Graham
London: Ernest Benn, 1931. First English Edition. Goldstone bookplate; minor staining on the endpapers; near fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $300.00
The Silent Six
New York: George H. Doran, 1924. First American Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with a number of small chips and tears.
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Price: $500.00
Laughter in the Dark
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. First American Edition; first binding. A little cloth wear; very good in a dust jacket with very moderate rubbing and soiling.
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Price: $3,000.00
The Big Knockover. Selected Stories and Short Novels. Edited and with an Introduction by Lillian Hellman
New York: Random House, 1966. First Edition. Inscribed by Lillian Hellman to Norman Mailer, “For Norman, With love, Lillian.” Just very good in dust jacket; in a custom cloth clamshell...
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Price: $1,750.00
The Beautiful and Damned
New York: Scribner’s, 1922. First Edition; first printing. Bound in full green morocco; raised bands; spine decorated in gilt; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. A fine copy with the original...
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Price: $1,000.00
In Principio
London (Hammersmith): Doves Press, 1911. Bound in full calf at the Doves Bindery. Endpapers foxed; some binding soiling and fading; very good.
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Price: $600.00
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
New York: C.H. Webb, 1867. First Edition; first printing of Twain’s first book. This copy is in the publisher’s original blue cloth, very possibly the rarest of the various binding...
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Price: $20,000.00