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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
The Mill On The Floss
Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1860. First Edition; three volumes; original publisher’s cloth; without the ad leaf in volume one (Carter’s first state); publisher’s catalogue in volume three; endpapers replaced at what appears...
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Price: $1,650.00
Thunderball
London: Jonathan Cape, 1961. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Jonathan Miller from the Author.” Fleming, an antiquarian book collector himself, was...
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Price: $17,500.00
The Wild Palms
London: Chatto & Windus, 1939. First English Edition. Ownership signature; near fine in a dust jacket with light soiling and wear.
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Price: $1,350.00
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
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...
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Price: $2,500.00
Caught!
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. First Edition. Near fine in dust jacket. An innocent woman in the big city.
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Price: $150.00
An Archive of Material Relating to Boynton's Bicycle Railway
1887-1895. This railway, tested experimentally on a short track at Coney Island, was based on a light, narrow-gauge design with tracks under and above the locomotive, closer in concept to...
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Price: $1,000.00
Dictionnaire Raisonne du Mobilier Francais de l'Epoque Carlovingienne a la Renaissance
Paris: Bance, Editeur, 1858. First Edition of the first volume in what was to become a six volume series by the French architect and theorist. Profusely illustrated in color and...
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Price: $1,500.00
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
Wodehouse on Golf
New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940. First Edition. Very good or a little better in a very good dust jacket. wth a faded spine.
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Price: $650.00
The Incredulity of Father Brown
London: Cassell, 1926. First Edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket; inscribed by Chesterton.
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Price: $2,850.00
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centenary: 1859-1959
Garden City: Doubleday, 1959. First Edition; American issue. A fine copy in a very lightly worn price-clipped dust jacket. Inscribed on a preliminary blank, “To Nathan Bengis, The 1964 winner...
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Price: $1,250.00
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.
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Price: $50.00
Mr. Justice Raffles
New York: Scribner’s, 1909. First American Edition. Ownership signature; near fine in the rare dust jacket, which has chips along the edges.
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Price: $1,250.00
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
The Making of a Saint
Boston: L.C. Page, 1898. First Edition of Maugham’s second book, published nearly a month earlier than the English edition. Stott A2, binding ii (there is no priority established among the...
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Price: $6,000.00
The Other Statue
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
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Price: $85.00
Main Street. With Introduction by the Author. Illustrations by Grant Wood
Chicago [New York]: Lakeside Press for the Limited Editions Club, 1937. First Edition, thus. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by Grant Wood. This copy has been additionally signed by...
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Price: $1,850.00
Haunted Lives. A Novel
London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Three volumes; original publisher’s cloth; some cloth wear; spines cocked; occasional page staining and foxing; a good to very good set. This is a....
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Price: $15,000.00
The Tunnel Calamity
New York: Putnam’s, 1984. First Edition of this peep show. Very good plus.
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Price: $250.00
Q.R.V. Unwmkd. Imperf. Dogear Wryde Postcards
No place: no publisher, 1995. First Edition. Publisher’s printed envelope containing the postcards. Signed by Gorey as Wryde.
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Price: $450.00
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...
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Price: $17,500.00
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
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
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...
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Price: $875.00
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 Long Valley
New York: Viking, 1938. First Edition. Near fine in a dust jacket with very light wear and tear.
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Price: $1,250.00
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
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
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...
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Price: $6,500.00
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
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
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
Les Echanges Malandreux
Worcester, Massachusetts: Metacom Press, 1985. First Edition. Publisher’s wrappers. One of 500 numbered copies, signed by Gorey.
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Price: $875.00
A Collection of Aircraft Fabric and Photographs
Mostly 1930s, consisting of 16 large (approximately 8 1/4 x 10 1/2”) swatches of doped (treated) fabric, held together with a steel clip, from wings or fuselages of identified airplanes...
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Price: $3,500.00
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
Edition Deluxe: Longfellow Portfolio, being a Selection of Seventy-Five Artist Proofs from the Original Wood-Cuts Illustrating the New Subscription Edition of Longfellow's Poetical Works
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1881. First Edition thus; one of 500 numbered sets; 75 plates plus title page, index, and introductory leaf; in a folding cloth portfolio (some wear). The plates...
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Price: $3,250.00
The Adventure of the Dying Detective
New York: Advertising Department/ Collier’s Weekly, 1913. First Edition; publisher’s vellum spine with paper title label, and boards. Very minor soiling and wear; nearly a fine copy of a rare...
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Price: $11,500.00
What Makes Sammy Run?
New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Advance copy; bound in the dust jacket; spine faded; minor wear; at least very good; in a custom clamshell box. Contemporary presentation copy;...
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Price: $3,250.00