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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
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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. [Book #12747P]
Price: $2,000.00
A Coffin For Dimitrios
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Original Folder and Display for the American Architect and Building News
Boston: Ticknor & Co. n.d. [c.1883]. A cloth folder, approximately 10 x 14”, when open displaying a sample cover poster for the periodical (”For Sale Here”), including a mounted “gelatine” photograph detail of Richardson’s Austin Hall at Harvard (”Specimen of Gelatine Plate, Issued with the Gelatine Edition”). Opposite is a.... [Book #23197P]
Price: $500.00
Original Folder and Display for the American Architect and Building News
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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
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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
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The Decoy
London: Collins, 1927. First Edition; presumably a second issue priced at 3/6, rather than the usual 7/6. Very good to fine in dust jacket. A crime story set in France; in Hubin. [Book #25669P]
Price: $100.00
The Decoy
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The Old People
London: Collins, 1931. FIrst Edition. Very good to fine in dust jacket. [Book #26845P]
Price: $125.00
The Old People
8.
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. [Book #26455P]
Price: $750.00
The Quests of Paul Beck
9.
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
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The Shockwave Rider
New York: Harper & Row, 1975. First Edition. Very good plus in a dust jacket. with a faded spine. [Book #26713P]
Price: $50.00
The Shockwave Rider
11.
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 another book; numerous editorial annotations in the text, probably for reprinting or serialization; minor soiling. [Book #18906P]
Price: $5,000.00
Little Caesar
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John Carter of Mars
New York: Canaveral Press, 1964. First Edition; Currey’s first (A) binding; blue-gray variant. Bookplate; near fine in a very good or better dust jacket. [Book #29989P]
Price: $150.00
John Carter of Mars
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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
14.
The Big Sleep. Illustrated with Photographs by Lou Stoumen
San Francisco: Arion Press, 1986. First Edition, thus. Publisher’s binding of decorated plastic hinged with cloth. A fine copy in the original cardboard box. Included are two original 8 x 10” photographs used in the book: “Raymond Chandler’s Grave” (page 6) and “Agnes in Geiger’s Bookshop” (page 40). Each of... [Book #21086P]
Price: $2,750.00
The Big Sleep. Illustrated with Photographs by Lou Stoumen
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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 ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, “Raymond Chandler. Big Bear City. Sept. 1940 From H. Lucas.” While there doesn’t... [Book #25939P]
Price: $1,650.00
Laughter in the Dark
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Daredevil
London: Ward, Lock, 1929. First Edition. A few tiny cloth spots; very good to fine; in a custom clamshell box; Kaye bookplate. Presentation copy; with an exceptional inscription from the author to his mother, “To Mother - with my love. An unlimited edition has been specially prepared for private circulation... [Book #18255P]
Price: $2,500.00
Daredevil
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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
18.
Ten Little Niggers
London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Bookplate; light foxing and cloth fading; very good plus in a very good dust jacket with some tears and chips, the most serious of which is a triangular fingernail-sized one at the top of the front panel. A highly politically incorrect title even when published;... [Book #19986P]
Price: $8,500.00
Ten Little Niggers
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Arms and the Covenant
London: George G. Harrap, 1938. First Edition; 5000 copies were printed. A fine copy in a jacket with light wear and tear; in a custom clamshell box. Inscribed by the author, “To Mrs. Gamble from Winston S. Churchill, July, 1938.”. [Book #18084P]
Price: $17,500.00
Arms and the Covenant
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Hamley Cowboy Catalogue 32
Pendleton, Oregon: Hamley & Co. n.d. [1932]. Publisher’s wrappers; very good. A substantial offering of 176 pages in black and white and color of gear for the cowboy: boots, saddles, hats, chaps, bits, spurs, belts, ropes, etc. [Book #26282P]
Price: $300.00
Hamley Cowboy Catalogue 32
21.
The Red Badge of Courage
New York: Appleton, 1895. First Edition; first printing. Aside from a tiny tear at the bottom edge of the front free endpaper, a fine copy; in a cloth clamshell box. [Book #27356P]
Price: $5,000.00
The Red Badge of Courage
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Kiss, Kiss
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1960. First Edition. A bit of foxing and cloth spotting; very good or better in dust jacket. Signed by Dahl in 1960. [Book #24326P]
Price: $2,000.00
Kiss, Kiss
23.
Now Wait For Last Year
Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. First Edition. Minor cloth waterstaining; very good in dust jacket. [Book #26617P]
Price: $275.00
Now Wait For Last Year
24.
The Christmas Books
London: Chapman & Hall, 1843-1848. A complete set of the Christmas books; uniformly bound in full red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere; gilt vignette portraits of Dickens on the upper covers; gilt facsimile signatures on the lower covers; all edges gilt; gilt doublures; raised bands with gilt decoration; front cover cloth of... [Book #11639P]
Price: $12,500.00
The Christmas Books
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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. [Book #26809P]
Price: $400.00
Waterloo: A Drama in One Act


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