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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1941. First Edition. Ownership inscription; very good or a little better in a very good dust jacket with a slightly faded spine and some chips and tears; those at the top of the spine affect, but don’t obliterate, “Let.”. [Book #25925P]
Price: $4,250.00
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. JAMES AGEE, WALKER EVANS.
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History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington
Philadelphia: D. Rice and A.N. Hart, 1855. Third octavo edition; considered by some to be the best of the octavo editions for the superiority of its hand coloring; three volumes; publisher’s red pebble-grained morocco; all edges gilt; thick, beveled boards; raised bands; elaborate gilt decoration on the boards and the... [Book #26052P]
Price: $35,000.00
History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs. Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington. AMERICANA, THOMAS L. AND JAMES HALL MCKENNEY.
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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; mended tear to front end paper of first volume; hinges starting on the first volume; library stamp to copyright page... [Book #25899P]
Price: $2,500.00
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. AUSTRALIA, CHARLES STURT.
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Nouvelles Recherches Sur La Resistance de L'Air et L'Aviation
Paris: H. Dunod et E. Pinat, 1914. First Edition. Folio; two volumes; publisher’s cloth (minor wear); very good; the inside front cover of each volume has the ownership stamp of Capt. Hugo Sundstedt, pioneer Swedish aviator. [Book #20433P]
Price: $2,500.00
Nouvelles Recherches Sur La Resistance de L'Air et L'Aviation. AVIATION, G. EIFFEL.
5.
Borstal Boy
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. First American Edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips. Presentation copy to his New York publicist, “To Abner, who created the New York version of Brendan Behan 13 ix 60.” Behan, almost from his first step ashore, took to New... [Book #26456P]
Price: $3,500.00
Borstal Boy. BRENDAN BEHAN.
6.
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 in mind....I didn’t know that the younger ones roamed in and out of the house as ominously. Evidently Soglow did...But... [Book #23484P]
Price: $1,000.00
Two Typed Letters Signed to Gilbert Seldes. ROBERT BENCHLEY.
7.
The Old People
London: Collins, 1931. FIrst Edition. Very good to fine in dust jacket. [Book #26845P]
Price: $125.00
The Old People. J. D. BERESFORD.
8.
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 wear, but generally in very good condition, those with damage (mostly with portions clipped out) are noted; most are folio-sized... [Book #23997P]
Price: $6,500.00
A Collection of Promotional Literature for 23 Charlie Chan Films. EARL DERR BIGGERS, TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX.
9.
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
New York: Dutton, 1916. First American Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket. [Book #17541P]
Price: $650.00
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath. ALGERNON BLACKWOOD.
10.
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. [Book #26881P]
Price: $50.00
The Stunt Man. PAUL BRODEUR.
11.
Preliminary Investigation and Trial of Ambroise D. Lepine for the Murder of Thomas Scott
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Messrs. Elliott and Brokovski of the Canadian Press, 1875. First Edition. While the front wrapper and title page are dated 1874, the copyright page and preface are dated 1875. Printed wrappers; some chips, tears, and soiling; very good. Hardly surprising at the time, the book was printed in Montreal. [Book #26431P]
Price: $1,000.00
Preliminary Investigation and Trial of Ambroise D. Lepine for the Murder of Thomas Scott. CANADIANA, ELLIOTT AND BROKOVSKI.
12.
The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen
New York: George H. Doran, 1923 & 1927. First American Editions; two volumes. Volume one is very good in a very good dust jacket, which is chipped and has an ink blot on the front flap. The second volume is in good to very good condition. [Book #30078P]
Price: $500.00
The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen. HOWARD AND A. C. MACE CARTER.
13.
The Smell of Fear
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965. First Edition. About fine in a lightly soiled dust jacket with a tiny tear at the foot of the spine. [Book #26747P]
Price: $750.00
The Smell of Fear. RAYMOND CHANDLER.
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The Laughing Bird. Pictures by Anne Marie Jauss
New York: Sterling Press, 1959. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Inscribed by the illustrator, “To Melinda from Anne Marie, 1960.”. [Book #26895P]
Price: $50.00
The Laughing Bird. Pictures by Anne Marie Jauss. CHILDREN'S BOOKS, ANITA HEWITT.
15.
Come Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan
London: Collins, 1946. First Edition. Front hinge cracking; small tape stain on front free endpaper; very good in dust jacket. Review copy; signed in full by the author. [Book #12667P]
Price: $1,750.00
Come Tell Me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan. AGATHA CHRISTIE.
16.
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. [Book #17903P]
Price: $3,000.00
The Mystery of the Blue Train. AGATHA CHRISTIE.
17.
The Bridge. A Poem. With Three Photographs by Walker Evans
Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. First Edition; one of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum, signed by Crane. Connolly 100. By happy coincidence, Evans and Crane met at the Brooklyn Bridge. It was Crane’s choice to use these three photographs, previously unpublished, with his poem, a modest collaboration at the... [Book #21779P]
Price: $50,000.00
The Bridge. A Poem. With Three Photographs by Walker Evans. HART CRANE.
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The Naked Civil Servant. Preface by Michael Holroyd
New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1977. First American Edition (the first edition with this preface). Owner’s signature; near fine in dust jacket. Inscribed by Crisp. [Book #26748P]
Price: $375.00
The Naked Civil Servant. Preface by Michael Holroyd. QUENTIN CRISP.
19.
Silence for the Murderer
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1949. First Edition. Fine in a dust jacket with some tiny chips. [Book #12368P]
Price: $450.00
Silence for the Murderer. FREEMAN WILLS CROFTS.
20.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First edition; first issue. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear. One of a few children’s books of the last half of the twentieth-century with legitimate claim to classic status, this chronicle of the adventures of Willy Wonka, generally found well-worn... [Book #24324P]
Price: $8,500.00
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. ROALD DAHL.
21.
A Scanner Darkly
Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. First Edition. Corners very slightly bumped; fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a small price sticker and a very slightly faded spine. [Book #26618P]
Price: $500.00
A Scanner Darkly. PHILIP K. DICK.
22.
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 one of 10 prize copies for a slogan contest in the English fan magazine, “Picturegoer.” A clipping from that periodical... [Book #20218P]
Price: $12,500.00
The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger. CHARLES DICKENS, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER.
23.
Clea
London: Faber and Faber, 1960. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in 1962. [Book #26159P]
Price: $1,650.00
Clea. LAWRENCE DURRELL.
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The Yellow Book
London: John Lane, Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894-1897. Vols. I - XIII. Thirteen volumes (all published) in the original publisher’s yellow decorated cloth. Minor foxing, soiling and wear; bookplates of Pickford Waller and Albert Parsons Sachs; an excellent set; each volume of which has the ads called for in... [Book #26051P]
Price: $4,000.00
The Yellow Book. EIGHTEEN-NINETIES, BEERBOHM BEARDSLEY.
25.
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
New York: Henry Holt, 1920. First American Edition. A little foxing; very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing, very minor stains, and light chipping. There has been some strengthening with archival tissue inside the spine folds. [Book #23305P]
Price: $4,500.00
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory. ALBERT EINSTEIN.


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