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The Scarlet Letter
Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1850. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; only the slightest wear at the extremities; contemporary, owner’s signature on the first blank, offsetting slightly on the title page;...
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Price: $20,000.00
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition of the author’s third book; a Zionist novel based on Levin’s experience at a kibbutz. Very good in dust jacket;...
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Price: $7,500.00
Original Portrait Photograph
Inscribed by Harding (undated, but almost certainly while President) to a Massachusetts Republican politician, “For Matthew Whittall with cordially good wishes. Warren G. Harding.” Framed and glazed; overall approximately 15”...
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Price: $1,150.00
The Second Common Reader
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1932. First American Edition. A fine copy in a very lightly used dust jacket; in a custom quarter morocco slipcase; presentation copy; inscribed by Woolf two...
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Price: $13,500.00
Pebble In The Sky
Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First Edition of the author's first book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some interior tape strengthening at the edges; inscribed by the...
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Price: $1,650.00
The Headless Lady
New York: Putnam's, 1940. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some minor tape stains.
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Price: $600.00
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
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
Build My Gallows High
New York: Morrow, 1946. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good, chipped dust jacket. Basis for the great noir classic, Out of the Past.
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Price: $1,250.00
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
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 Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
Garden City: Crime Club, 1929. First American Edition. Very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some minor chipping and a waterstain on the front panel. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.
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Price: $500.00
Cap Fallon Fire Fighter
New York: Appleton, 1923. First Edition. Publisher’s file copy; with their stamp on the front free endpaper; near fine in a very good dust jacket. The wraparound jacket illustration depicts...
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Price: $250.00
Changing New York: Photographs by Berenice Abbott. Text by Elizabeth McCausland
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1939. First Edition. Publisher’s dark blue cloth; a very good plus copy in a very good minus dust jacket with some chips, tears, and splitting along...
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Price: $3,250.00
King Beetle-Tamer. Illustrated by Anne Marie Jauss
New York: McKay, 1963. First Edition. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the illustrator, “For Mindy, from Anne Marie, Xmas 1963.”.
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Price: $50.00
The Innocents Abroad, Or The New Pilgrims' Progress
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1870. Later edition; rebacked with the original spine cloth laid down; minor foxing; still attractive. Inscribed by the author with an aphorism on the front pastedown...
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Price: $9,500.00
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
Hold Your Hour and Have Another
London: Hutchinson, 1963. First Edition. Owner’s inscription; fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.
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Price: $100.00
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
Butterfield 8
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1935. First Edition. Near fine in a dust jacket with minor soiling and some tiny chips; with an unfaded spine; a better than usual example. The...
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Price: $4,000.00
The Awdrey-Gore Legacy
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1972. First Edition. Edges a little rubbed; very good plus in a price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by Gorey.
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Price: $300.00
Signed Letter to Arthur Conan Doyle
Primarily in a secretarial hand, on Board of Trade stationery, 5 Oct (no year), “I am very glad you have turned your attention to the Congo...There are rumours in the...
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Price: $6,500.00
Sam and Emma. Drawings by Edward Gorey
New York: Parents’ Magazine Press, 1971. First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
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Price: $125.00
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
Taps at Reveille
New York: Scribners, 1935. First Edition; first printing; second state (with canceled leaves correcting misprints); one page torn; a very good copy in dust jacket; in a custom half-morocco clamshell...
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Price: $75,000.00
The Adventures of a Journalist
London: Sands & Company, 1900. First Edition. One of the least common Queen's Quorum titles. Rear hinge starting; minor bumping and wear; very good or better; in a custom quarter-morocco...
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Price: $4,000.00
Foray and Fight
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1906. First Edition; American issue. Printed and bound in England, but with the American imprint on the spine; publisher’s cloth; illustrated in blue, gold and red; very good...
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Price: $75.00
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
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
Letters of Tribute to William Gillette On The Occasion of His Farewell to the Stage In His Famous Creation "Sherlock Holmes"
An exceptionally large poster; 64 x 44”; backed with slightly larger linen for preservation, enabling it to be unrolled without damage. Numerous creases from folds; some small chips, tears and...
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Price: $6,000.00
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
The Eyes of Max Carrados
New York: George H. Doran, 1924. First American Edition. A fine copy in a dust jacket with some slight wear and tiny chips.
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Price: $1,250.00
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
An Evening with Ninon...Decorations by Boris Artzybasheff
New York: Harbor Press, 1941. First Edition. Presentation copy; inscribed by How. A publisher’s announcement and a one page holograph letter (with the original envelope) by How are laid in...
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Price: $65.00
Granite & Rainbow
London: Hogarth Press, 1958. First Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket; with the wrap-around “Book Society” band.
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Price: $950.00
Tarzan Triumphant
Tarzana: Burroughs, Inc. 1932. First Edition. Very good in a slightly chipped dust jacket with a few small tears.
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Price: $350.00
Felo de Se?
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket.
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Price: $450.00
These Thirteen
New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931. First Edition. Bottom edge a little worn, else near fine in a dust jacket with a tiny chip at the bottom right-hand...
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Price: $2,000.00
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1965. First Edition. A very good plus copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. A bookplate signed by the author is laid in.
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Price: $650.00
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