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Death in the South Atlantic: The Last Voyage of the Graf Spee
New York: Rinehart, 1957. First American Edition. Fine in a very lightly worn dust jacket. Powell is best known for The Red Shoes, but this book was preceded by his...
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Price: $75.00
Leaves of Grass
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882. BAL 21418. Printing B (”probably in this sequence” - 508 copies were printed). This edition was suppressed upon threats from authorities for supposed “obscene” content...
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Price: $5,500.00
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
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
Fantasia of the Unconscious
New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1922. First Edition; preceding the English edition. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a small interior tape mend.
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Price: $1,000.00
Sweet Thursday
New York: Viking Press, 1954. Second printing. A near fine copy in dust jacket. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author, “For Gene Kelley...
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Price: $5,000.00
The Book of the Animal Kingdom: Mammals
London: J. M. Dent, 1910. First Edition. Large 8vo.; publisher’s illustrated cloth; hinges cracked; very good. Presumably intended for the young adult. The illustrations are in color and black and...
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Price: $65.00
Valley Of The Dolls
New York: Bernard Geis, 1966. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in 1966. A highlight of bestselling trashy fiction.
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Price: $1,250.00
To A God Unknown
New York: Robert Ballou, 1933. First Edition. Just a touch of fading at the edges; a fine copy in a dust jacket with two tiny tears at the bottom of...
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Price: $9,500.00
I Am A Camera
New York: Random House, 1952. First Edition. Near fine in a torn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to an original cast member, “Marian [Winters], With much love...
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Price: $1,250.00
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
The Three Black Pennys
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. First Edition. Slight cloth dampstaining; very good to fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. A very uncommon jacket...
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Price: $650.00
Original Typescript Poem, Signed
One page; titled “MY MAIDEN”; 24 lines; signed in ink by the author, “Celia Thaxter.” Folded twice; tender and splitting at the folds, but overall very good. Undated, but likely...
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Price: $1,500.00
The Bride Wore Black
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. First Edition. Some cloth spotting and wear; ink date and number on the front free endpaper; a very good copy in a price-clipped dust...
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Price: $8,500.00
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
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 Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
New York: C.H. Webb, 1867. First Edition; first printing of Twain’s first book. This copy is in the publisher’s original blue cloth, very possibly the rarest of the various binding...
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Price: $20,000.00
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
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.”.
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Price: $50.00
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
London: Heinemann, 1957. Later edition. A very good copy. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, "For Betty and Gerard Wellesley with many thanks this pot pourri (some say de chambre)...
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Price: $2,250.00
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
New York: Charles L. Webster, 1885. First American Edition. Publisher’s green cloth. This is an early a copy with the following points: p. , “Him and another man” incorrectly listed...
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Price: $10,000.00
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...
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Price: $30,000.00
The Crucible of Time
New York: Del Rey, 1982. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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Price: $75.00
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...
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Price: $1,000.00
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
His Last Bow
New York: George H. Doran, 1917. First American Edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with a number of chips and tears. The largest chip at...
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Price: $3,750.00
Vile Bodies
London: Chapman & Hall, 1930. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with very minor internal...
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Price: $17,500.00
The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton: With Engravings and an Appendix
London: Printed by T. Bensley; for B. White and Son, 1789. First Edition; including the errata leaf and all plates (two folding). A classic of natural history, and, as one...
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Price: $5,000.00
Signed Holograph Letter to Arthur Conan Doyle
Written from London on the 27th of October, 1900, Churchill invites Doyle to introduce an upcoming lecture, “Dear Dr. Conan Doyle, It will be very kind if you will take...
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Price: $9,500.00
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.
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Price: $1,750.00
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
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
New York: Holt, Rinehart, 1965. First Edition. Very slight marginal stains on a few leaves; a very good plus copy in a very good dust jacket; in a custom cloth...
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Price: $4,250.00
Tales of the Jazz Age
New York: Scribner’s, 1922. First Edition. Bookplate; contemporary ownership inscription. Very good or better.
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Price: $500.00
The Utter Zoo
New York: Meredith Press, 1967. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
Taps at Reveille
New York: Scribner's, 1935. First Edition; first state. A fine copy in a dust jacket with very light edge wear.
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Price: $17,500.00
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
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;...
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Price: $35,000.00
Rodney Stone
London: Smith, Elder, 1896. First Edition. Bottom of spine chipped, else very good. Inscribed by the author a day before publication, “With A Conan Doyle’s kind regards Nov 12/96/.”...
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Price: $2,750.00
Clea
London: Faber and Faber, 1960. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Inscribed by the author in 1962.
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Price: $1,650.00
334
London: MacGibben & Kee, 1975. First Edition. Just about fine in a dust jacket with a hint of spine fading.
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Price: $200.00
Toward The Morning
New York: Rinehart & Co. 1948. First Edition. With a jacket design and frontispiece by Wyeth. Presentation copy; inscribed by the illustrator, “For Bayard, who runs a swell shop, from...
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Price: $1,000.00