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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
Laughter in the Dark
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. First American Edition of the author’s first book published in America; later issue binding in orange cloth. Near fine in a custom cloth clamshell box. With Chandler’s...
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Price: $1,650.00
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
Loser Takes All
London: Heinemann, 1955. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing and some faint cloth spotting, a fine copy in a dust jacket with foxing on the verso, showing through a....
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Price: $875.00
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
North of Boston
New York: Henry Holt, 1915. First Edition printed in America; 1300 copies were issued. There was an American issue of 150 copies of 0the first (English) edition, printed in England...
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Price: $3,850.00
The Other Statue
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. First Edition. Fine in a dust jacket with a little browning. In a custom cloth slipcase.
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Price: $125.00
The Whole Man
New York: Walker & Co. 1964. First American Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Signed by the author in 1975.
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Price: $125.00
Ulysses
Paris: Shakespeare & Co. 1922. First Edition; one of 750 numbered copies. Original publisher’s wrappers. Minor rubbing and soiling of the wrappers; a little short of fine, but an excellent...
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Price: $85,000.00
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
Leaves of Grass
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. BAL 21418. Printing B (”probably in this sequence” - 508 copies were printed). This edition was suppressed upon threats from authorities for supposed “obscene” content...
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Price: $5,500.00
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
Swimming the American Crawl
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1930. First Edition. Signed on the title page by Weissmuller and inscribed by Bush to Edward Zabel of Chicago, who has used his stamp in several places...
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Price: $1,500.00
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
Telephone Despatch Co. (Bell's Patents)...List of Subscribers Connected With the Central Office Exchange System
Boston: Telephone Despatch Co. n.d. [c. 1890]. Original printed wrappers; 52 pages; minor wear; inscribed by the company manager. One of the earliest Boston phone directories, listing about 800 subscribers...
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Price: $2,000.00
Keep on the Light
London: Selwyn & Blunt, n.d. [1933]. First Edition of this anthology, ninth in the Not at Night series. Some of the stories first appeared in Weird Tales. Very good in...
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Price: $850.00
Go, Get 'Em!
Boston: L.C. Page, 1918. First Edition. A very good copy; with the author’s presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, apparently to a fellow W.W. I flyer, “Sept. 12, 1918...
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Price: $5,000.00
Original Photograph Inscribed by President Truman
8 x 10”. Inscribed on a lighter area, “Best wishes, Harry S Truman.” Included is a short typed note from Truman’s secretary, dated October 8, 1945, presenting the photograph.
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Price: $875.00
The Glorious Nosebleed
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1974. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $200.00
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
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centenary: 1859-1959
Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition; American issue. A fine copy in a very lightly worn price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed on a preliminary blank, “To Nathan Bengis, The 1964 winner...
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Price: $1,250.00
Now Wait For Last Year
Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. First Edition. Minor cloth waterstaining; very good in dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Revised, corrected, and illustrated with a new introduction by the author [bound with Schiller's The Ghost-Seer]
London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Third edition; first illustrated edition; publisher’s cloth and spine labels; crack in the back board; some cloth wear and rubbing to the spine...
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Price: $14,500.00
The Lacquer Screen
New York: Scribner’s, 1969. First American Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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Price: $50.00
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
Inscribed Photograph
Approximately 10 x 13”; framed and glazed. Fields and his co-star and miniature arch-nemesis Baby Le Roy are depicted riding tricycles on the movie lot, most likely during the filming...
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Price: $4,500.00
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 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
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
Thunderball
London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Jonathan Miller from the Author.” Fleming, an antiquarian book collector himself, was...
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Price: $17,500.00
The Killing Man
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1989. First Trade Edition (there was a Franklin Library Edition with an unspecified limitation). A near fine copy in a slightly faded dust jacket. A Mike...
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Price: $750.00
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
Babbitt
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922. First Edition; first state. A small hole in the front hinge; minor edge spotting; a very good copy. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To...
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Price: $2,000.00
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
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
Detective Story
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Some rubbing; very good. Presentation copy from the author to a member of the touring cast, “For Marian [Winters] - Whose inspired interpretation...
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Price: $1,000.00
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
Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Men and Machines
New York: Macmillan, 1932. First Edition. Cloth faded and waterstained; minor page waterstaining; a good copy. Inscribed by Hine shortly after publication, “Harold Rugg/ New York City/ From L.W.H. Oct...
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Price: $5,000.00
The Broken Spoke
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976. First Edition. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket and the publisher’s slipcase.
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Price: $650.00
Waterloo: A Drama in One Act
London: Samuel French, 1907. First Edition; third issue (per Green and Gibson’s Addenda in the second edition of their bibliography). Publisher’s wrappers; very good.
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Price: $400.00