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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 Dream Detective
London: Jarrolds, n.d. [1920]. First Edition. Minor cloth spotting; spine faded; very good. Queen's Quorum.
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Price: $500.00
All The Sad Young Men
New York: Scribner's, 1926. First Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with just the slightest wear. The jacket illustration has a little of the battering to the lips...
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Price: $6,500.00
Farewell, My Lovely
New York: Knopf, 1940. First Edition; advance reading copy in wrappers. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, and, in the opinion of many, his best book. Only minute wear; a fine copy with the...
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Price: $12,500.00
The D.A. Calls It Murder
New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. Slight foxing; some cloth waterstaining; else very good in a worn and torn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to one...
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Price: $1,750.00
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
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
Fletcher and Zenobia Save the Circus. Illustrated by Victoria Chess
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1971. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $165.00
Original Silver Gelatin Photograph of Sir Edmund Hillary
1960. With Karsh’s stamp on the verso; 8 x 10”; in the photographers’s mount (10 x 12”), signed by the subject at the lower right “E.P. Hillary.” The mountaineer is...
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Price: $3,500.00
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
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
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
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 Invisible Man
New York: Edward Arnold, 1897. First American Edition; with some minor textual differences and an epilogue not included in the English edition. Some cloth soiling and wear; some old, hardly...
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Price: $45,000.00
The Bride of Frankenstein (Sequel to Frankenstein)
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. Ink date on the title page below the author’s name; pages browned and brittle as always; very good in a good...
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Price: $3,500.00
The Devil's Lottery
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1931. First Edition. Small stamp on the front free endpaper; near fine in a very good dust jacket. What happens to the winners of a lottery.
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Price: $100.00
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
The Vinegar Works: The Insect God; The West Wing; The Gashlycrumb Tinies
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963. First Editions; three volumes. Only very slight rubbing to the books and the slipcase. Review copy.
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Price: $575.00
Typed Letter Signed to Gilbert Seldes
On his Beverly Hills letterhead, Oct. 8th, 1963, regarding the appearance of Evangelist Billy Graham on Benny’s television program, “...Am sure everyone was wondering what I was going to do...
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Price: $350.00
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
Balthazar
London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. About fine in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in 1962.
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Price: $1,850.00
Typed Letter, Signed, With A Unit Shoulder Patch
On Headquarters Army Ground Forces stationery, Stilwell replies to a young correspondent on 30 January, 1945, “I had a note from your father the other day, and am sending you...
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Price: $2,850.00
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
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
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
A Coffin For Dimitrios
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First American Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear and tear. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.
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Price: $2,000.00
The Grapes Of Wrath
New York: Viking Press, 1939. First Edition. About a fine copy in a dust jacket with trivial wear.
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Price: $8,500.00
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
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
Freedom and Death
Oxford: Bruno Cassirer, 1956. First English Edition. Minor foxing of the book and the dust jacket.
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Price: $250.00
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
We The Living
New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition of the author’s first regularly published book. Only 3000 copies were printed. Cloth soiled; top of spine chipped; small hole in the cloth about...
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Price: $27,500.00
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror
London: Gollancz, 1928. First Edition of one of the great anthologies in the field. The introduction is an excellent historical overview, with much on Holmes. About fine in a dust...
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Price: $1,750.00
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
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
The Camera Fiend
New York: Scribner’s, 1911. First American Edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a thumbnail-sized chip at the top right hand corner of the front panel and two...
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Price: $875.00
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
Water, World & Weissmuller
Los Angeles: Vion Publishing Company, 1964. First Edition. Very good plus in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by Weissmuller and also signed by his wife with her...
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Price: $350.00
Little Caesar
New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/ The Dial Press, 1929. First Edition; advance copy, consisting of the signatures bound in a plain paper wrapper. Some penciled notes on the first blank regarding...
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Price: $5,000.00
Life On The Mississippi
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First American Edition; probably issued a few days earlier in London; first state, with the “St. Louis Hotel” caption and the illustration of Mark Twain...
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Price: $2,000.00