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1.
Jonathan Troy
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1954. First Edition of the author’s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with minute wear and very slight spine fading. [Book #26466P]
Price: $5,000.00
Jonathan Troy. EDWARD ABBEY.
2.
The Works of...Joseph Addison. With Notes by Richard Hurd
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. “New Edition.” Six volumes; bound (Sotheran’s) in green full straight grain morocco; all edges gilt; covers decorated in blind with gilt borders; raised bands with gilt lettering and decoration in gilt and blind. The spines are very slightly faded; near fine... [Book #25836P]
Price: $1,250.00
The Works of...Joseph Addison. With Notes by Richard Hurd. JOSEPH ADDISON.
3.
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 an Egyptian who wrote in French. [Book #11529P]
Price: $200.00
The Naked King. ALBERT ADES.
4.
Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, Of Massachusetts, On The Cession of Russian America to the United States
Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1867. First Edition. Original wrappers; minor foxing and wear; an excellent copy, complete with the folding map inside the front cover (short tear at one margin). It was Sumner’s influence in the Senate that was instrumental in approving the purchase negotiated and promoted... [Book #19008P]
Price: $2,750.00
Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, Of Massachusetts, On The Cession of Russian America to the United States. ALASKA, CHARLES SUMNER.
5.
The Other Kind of Girl
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1914. First Edition of this purported autobiography of a prostitute. The introduction is strongly feminist, “A new era has come. The Sisterhood of Woman is the new cry. When women come into their own they will stand shoulder to shoulder and refuse to let their sisters... [Book #26132P]
Price: $2,000.00
The Other Kind of Girl. ANONYMOUS.
6.
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.
7.
Hold Your Hour and Have Another
London: Hutchinson, 1963. First Edition. Owner’s inscription; fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket. [Book #26847P]
Price: $100.00
Hold Your Hour and Have Another. BRENDAN BEHAN.
8.
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.
9.
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. J. D. BERESFORD.
10.
Inscribed Portait Photograph
8 x 10". C. 1940. Signed by the photographer at the bottom margin, "G. Maillard Kesslere," and with his copyright stamp on the verso. An excellent image; inscribed in black ink on the dark portion of his suit by Berlin. [Book #11442P]
Price: $875.00
Inscribed Portait Photograph. IRVING BERLIN.
11.
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.
12.
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. M. MCDONNELL BODKIN.
13.
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. JOHN BRUNNER.
14.
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 spine, which is missing part of the title. [Book #18040P]
Price: $5,000.00
Little Caesar. W. R. BURNETT.
15.
The Guide-book: A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medinah
London: Printed for the Author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. First Edition of a rare book; publisher’s printed green wrappers; minor creasing, soiling and wear; at least a very good copy; in a custom cloth folder. [Book #19510P]
Price: $30,000.00
The Guide-book: A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medinah. RICHARD F. BURTON.
16.
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 clamshell box. [Book #23222P]
Price: $4,000.00
The Adventures of a Journalist. HERBERT CADETT.
17.
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.
18.
The Incredulity of Father Brown
London: Cassell, 1926. First Edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket; inscribed by Chesterton. [Book #12570P]
Price: $2,850.00
The Incredulity of Father Brown. G. K. CHESTERTON.
19.
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. [Book #26888P]
Price: $100.00
Chinese Nights' Entertainments: Forty Stories Told by Almond-Eyed Folk Actors in the Romance of The Strayed Arrow. Illustrated by Chinese Artists. CHINA, ADELE M. FIELDE.
20.
The Man In The Brown Suit
London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1924. First Edition. Aside from very minor foxing, a fine, clean copy. [Book #22310P]
Price: $2,850.00
The Man In The Brown Suit. AGATHA CHRISTIE.
21.
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.
22.
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. AGATHA CHRISTIE.
23.
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. WINSTON S. CHURCHILL.
24.
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.
25.
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.


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