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Steamship Models
London: T. Werner Laurie, 1924. First Edition; quarto; one of 1000 numbered copies signed by Chatterton. A little foxing; fine in a dust jacket with minor wear.
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Price: $300.00
Inscribed Portait Photograph
8 x 10". C. 1940. Signed by the photographer at the bottom margin, "G. Maillard Kesslere," and with his copyright stamp on the verso. An excellent image; inscribed in black...
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Price: $875.00
A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
New York: The Viking Press and B.W. Huebsch, 1925. Sixth printing; September, 1925. A very good copy. This was the first printing of this title to bear the Viking Press...
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Price: $500.00
From Russia With Love
London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Edition. Very good in a dust jacket with a couple of tiny interior tape mends.
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Price: $2,250.00
The Utter Zoo
New York: Meredith Press, 1967. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
The Judgment of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
New York: Cameron & Kahn, 1955. First Edition. Spine cloth mended; very good in dust jacket, and in a publisher’s slipcase (cracked) with the Rockwell Kent illustrated jacket front panel...
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Price: $1,750.00
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
Vile Bodies
London: Chapman & Hall, 1930. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with very minor internal...
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Price: $17,500.00
Dawn Ginsbergh's Revenge
New York: Horace Liveright, 1929. First Edition of the author’s first book. In the presumed first binding; worn and chipped at the spine ends; a good copy in a worn...
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Price: $5,000.00
The Quests of Paul Beck
Boston: Little, Brown, 1910. First Edition. Very good or better in a very good dust jacket with some interior archival tissue mending.
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Price: $750.00
Visions of Cody
New York: New Directions, 1960. First Edition; one of 750 numbered copies signed by Kerouac. Some soiling of the boards and spine fading; very good in the original acetate dust jacket (chipped).
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Price: $2,850.00
The Grapes of Wrath
New York: Sun Dial Press, 1941. Reprint edition. A very good copy in dust jacket; in a custom cloth clamshell box. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to William Faulkner's...
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Price: $7,500.00
Valley Of The Dolls
New York: Bernard Geis, 1966. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in 1966. A highlight of bestselling trashy fiction.
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Price: $1,250.00
The Dream Merchants
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to his publisher at Knopf, “To Nat [Zecher]...
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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
An Archive Relating to the Career of Broadway Actress Marian Winters
Most significantly, this archive contains seven holograph letters from Tyrone Power (signed “Tyrone”); 13 pages in total. One is dated 1954, and the others, while undated, are also from the...
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Price: $3,750.00
The Long Wait
New York: Dutton, 1951. First Edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in fountain pen, “Hi Ruby - Sorry I didn’t get to see you - but...
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Price: $2,500.00
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
Puncher Pards
New York: Phoenix Press, 1942. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. This publisher’s books sold primarily to libraries and are, consequently, uncommon in decent condition.
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Price: $100.00
Little Caesar
New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/ The Dial Press, 1929. First Edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some chipping, most seriously at the top of the...
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Price: $5,000.00
Mantrap
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1926. First Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with a tiny chip at the top of the spine; very minor wear and some short...
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Price: $10,000.00
The Moon Is Down
New York: Viking Press, 1942. First Edition; first state (printing?) of page 112. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket. Presented by the author to the senior editor at Viking...
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Price: $4,500.00
The Listing Attic
New York: Duell, Sloan (and Boston: Little, Brown), 1954. First Edition. Very good plus in a price-clipped dust jacket.
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Price: $375.00
The Mystery of the Blue Train
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1928. First American Edition. Front hinge weak, else near fine in a bright and clean dust jacket with a crease down the center of the spine.
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Price: $3,000.00
The Lacquer Screen
New York: Scribner’s, 1969. First American Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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Price: $50.00
The Incomplete Amorist
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1906. First American Edition; first illustrated edition. A novel for adults; a "...powerful story of art and social life in Paris..." Near fine in the rare...
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Price: $1,000.00
The Incredulity of Father Brown
London: Cassell, 1926. First Edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket; inscribed by Chesterton.
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Price: $2,850.00
The Scourge of the Gulph. Written and Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats
London: Elkin Mathews, n.d. [c. 1901]. First Edition. Presented in the style of juvenile drama (meant for the toy, miniature, theatre), but written for adults; printed wrappers with a hand-colored...
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Price: $500.00
What Makes Sammy Run?
New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Advance copy; bound in the dust jacket; spine faded; minor wear; at least very good; in a custom clamshell box. Contemporary presentation copy;...
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Price: $3,250.00
Two Typed Letters Signed to Gilbert Seldes
On New Yorker stationery Benchley writes on March 4th, 1935, “...The misunderstanding about the avuncular nature of my piece was natural, as Soglow drew much smaller children than I had...
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Price: $1,000.00
Chinese Nights' Entertainments: Forty Stories Told by Almond-Eyed Folk Actors in the Romance of The Strayed Arrow. Illustrated by Chinese Artists
New York: Putnam’s, 1893. First Edition? (presumably; the date is in the copyright notice, but not on the title page). Publisher’s illustrated cloth; some soiling and spotting; very good...
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Price: $100.00
Wodehouse on Golf
New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940. First Edition. Very good or a little better in a very good dust jacket. wth a faded spine.
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Price: $650.00
The Guide-book: A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medinah
London: Printed for the Author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. First Edition of a rare book; publisher’s printed green wrappers; minor creasing, soiling and wear; at least a very...
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Price: $30,000.00
The Naked King
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First American Edition. Very good in a dust jacket with a thumb-nail sized chip at the bottom of the spine. The author was...
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Price: $200.00
Walt Whitman's Blue Book: The 1860-61 Leaves of Grass Containing His Manuscript Additions and Revisions
New York: New York Public Library, 1968. First Edition. Two volumes, the first of which is a facsimile of Whitman’s book, and the second of which prints Arthur Golden’s textual...
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Price: $250.00
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
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
Power
London: Jarrolds, 1933. First Edition. About fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $250.00
Busman's Honeymoon: A Detective Comedy In Three Acts
London: Gollancz, 1937. First Edition. Publisher’s wrappers (also issued in cloth); owner’s signature; minor spotting and wear; very good. The novel was published in England four months after this play...
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Price: $500.00
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and an Appendix
London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. First Edition; including the errata leaf and all plates (two folding). A classic of natural history, and, as one...
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Price: $5,000.00