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The Town and the City by John Kerouac
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. First Edition of Kerouac’s first book. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket with wear, tear, and chipping. An excellent presentation copy; inscribed...
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Price: $7,500.00
In Dubious Battle
New York: Covici-Friede, 1936. First Edition. Signed by the author in 1936; signature a little blotted; a good copy in a worn and mended dust jacket.
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Price: $3,000.00
Original Portrait Photograph
Inscribed by Harding (undated, but almost certainly while President) to a Massachusetts Republican politician, “For Matthew Whittall with cordially good wishes. Warren G. Harding.” Framed and glazed; overall approximately 15”...
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Price: $1,150.00
Inscribed Photograph
Approximately 10 x 13”; framed and glazed. Fields and his co-star and miniature arch-nemesis Baby Le Roy are depicted riding tricycles on the movie lot, most likely during the filming...
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Price: $4,500.00
The Other Statue
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket.
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Price: $125.00
Life On The Mississippi
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1883. First American Edition; probably issued a few days earlier in London; first state, with the “St. Louis Hotel” caption and the illustration of Mark Twain...
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Price: $2,000.00
Country Sketches for City Dwellers
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1908. First Edition. The color pictures and text are by Rawnsley. Bookplate; minor foxing; about fine in a very lightly worn dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
The Listing Attic
New York: Duell, Sloan (and Boston: Little, Brown), 1954. First Edition. Very good in a price-clipped dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
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
The Water Engine and Mr. Happiness
New York: Grove Press, 1978. First (Hardcover) Edition. Minor staining; near fine in dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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Price: $300.00
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...
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Price: $2,750.00
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...
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Price: $200.00
Journey's End
London: Gollancz, 1929. Later printing. Bound with a printed cover label in home made wrappers (apparently wallpaper); very good. Some fifteen original individual photographs of the cast, in character, are...
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Price: $3,000.00
Dr. No
London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First Editions. Two copies; one with the woman on the cover and another in undecorated cloth; very good to fine copies in dust jackets. No priority...
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Price: $3,000.00
Bob Wade's Texas
Dallas: Daddy-O Productions, 1976. First Edition. Consisting of 150 individually captioned color xeroxes, with a signed copyright page and a leaf of introduction; bound into limp cowhide with decorative brads;...
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Price: $7,500.00
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
Mountolive
London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. About fine in a dust jacket with very minor wear. Inscribed by the author in 1962.
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Price: $1,750.00
Original Portrait Photograph
Inscribed by Taft as President to a Massachusetts Republican politician, “For Matthew J. Whittall, Worcester, Mass. With grateful appreciation and best wishes, June 6th 1912 - Wm H. Taft.” Framed...
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Price: $1,000.00
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
From Russia With Love
London: Jonathan Cape, 1957. First Edition. Very good in a dust jacket with a couple of tiny interior tape mends.
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Price: $2,250.00
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
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
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. With The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
London: George Newnes, 1892 & 1894. First Editions. Two volumes; publisher’s decorated cloth. The Adventures is a very good copy; some rubbing and with cracking hinges. The Memoirs has a....
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Price: $9,500.00
A Girl Ought to Work
New York: Harrison Smith, 1932. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket.
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Price: $275.00
The Water Flowers
New York: Congdon & Weed, 1982. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Signed by the author.
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Price: $275.00
George Gershwin's Song-book
New York: Random House, 1932. First Edition. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by Gershwin and the illustrator Alajalov and featuring many of the composer's greatest songs, including "Fascinating Rhythm"...
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Price: $8,500.00
The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath
New York: Dutton, 1916. First American Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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Price: $650.00
Loser Takes All
London: Heinemann, 1955. First Edition. Aside from a little foxing and some faint cloth spotting, a fine copy in a dust jacket with foxing on the verso, showing through a....
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Price: $875.00
That Last Waif or Social Quarantine
Chicago: Published for the Waifs and Distributed Through the Kindergarten Literature Company, 1898. First Edition. Publisher’s pictorial cloth; some soiling; very good. The author was a popular health faddist of...
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Price: $100.00
Granite & Rainbow
London: Hogarth Press, 1958. First Edition. A fine copy in dust jacket; with the wrap-around “Book Society” band.
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Price: $950.00
Dangling Man
New York: Vanguard Press, 1944. First Edition of the author’s first book. A fine copy in a dust jacket with very light wear.
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Price: $4,000.00
Go, Get 'Em!
Boston: L.C. Page, 1918. First Edition. A very good copy; with the author’s presentation inscription on the front free endpaper, apparently to a fellow W.W. I flyer, “Sept. 12, 1918...
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Price: $5,000.00
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
Karsh. A Fifty Year Retrospective
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1983. First Edition. One of 32 specially bound and cased copies reserved for the artist; signed by Karsh, and including an original signed print. This...
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Price: $5,000.00
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
The Country Girl. A Play
New York: The Viking Press, 1951. First Edition. Owner’s 1951 inscription; small tear at the edge of the front free endpaper, else fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed...
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Price: $10,000.00
The Devil's Lottery
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1931. First Edition. Small stamp on the front free endpaper; near fine in a very good dust jacket. What happens to the winners of a lottery.
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Price: $100.00
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...
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Price: $8,500.00
The Man With The X-Ray-Eyes
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1930. First American Edition. Fine in a lightly worn dust jacket.
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Price: $350.00
Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings
New York: D. Appleton, 1881. First Edition; third state. Finely bound early in the 20th century in full black morocco with an elaborately decorated spine; original spine and front cover...
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Price: $2,000.00