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The Fifth Column: A Play in Three Acts
New York: Scribner’s, 1940. First Edition. A scarce book, of which only 1174 copies were printed. Front endpapers browned from a formerly laid in newspaper clipping, else near fine in...
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Price: $12,500.00
Original United States Flag, issued after the admission of the State of Colorado
The 38th state joined the union on August 1, 1876 (thereafter often called the “Centennial State”). This flag measures approximately 17 x 23 1/2”, printed on what appears to be...
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Price: $3,250.00
Original Photograph of Louella Parsons [At the Opera]
Silver print; 11 x 14”; inscribed, legibly, but in dark ink on a dark background, “To Jimmy/ Weegee.” With the photographer’s address stamp, “Arthur (Weegee) Fellig” on the verso. With...
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Price: $7,500.00
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
Lie Down In Darkness
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. First Edition of the author’s first book. Aside from a small tear in the front free endpaper, a fine copy in a dust jacket with minor wear...
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Price: $550.00
Detective Story
New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Some rubbing; very good. Presentation copy from the author to a member of the touring cast, “For Marian [Winters] - Whose inspired interpretation...
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Price: $1,000.00
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
Babbitt
New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1922. First Edition; first state. A small hole in the front hinge; minor edge spotting; a very good copy. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To...
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Price: $2,000.00
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
Portrait Photograph Signed
New York: Nickolas Muray, n.d. [c. 1920]. Approximately 9 1/2 x 6 1/2”. This three-quarter length portrait shows the youngish Cather in a silk blouse and pleated skirt, with a....
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Price: $2,250.00
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
The Yellow Book
London: John Lane, Elkin Mathews & John Lane, 1894-1897. Vols. I - XIII. Thirteen volumes (all published) in the original publisher’s yellow decorated cloth. Minor foxing, soiling and wear; bookplates...
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Price: $4,000.00
The Bride of Frankenstein (Sequel to Frankenstein)
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. Ink date on the title page below the author’s name; pages browned and brittle as always; very good in a good...
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Price: $3,500.00
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
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
Pebble In The Sky
Garden City: Doubleday, 1950. First Edition of the author's first book. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some interior tape strengthening at the edges; inscribed by the...
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Price: $1,650.00
Doctor Martino and Other Stories
New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1934. First Edition. One of 360 numbered copies, signed by Faulkner. Spine a little faded, else near fine.
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Price: $2,750.00
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
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
The Camera Fiend
New York: Scribner’s, 1911. First American Edition. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a thumbnail-sized chip at the top right hand corner of the front panel and two...
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Price: $875.00
Taps at Reveille
New York: Scribners, 1935. First Edition; first printing; second state (with canceled leaves correcting misprints); one page torn; a very good copy in dust jacket; in a custom half-morocco clamshell...
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Price: $75,000.00
The Broken Spoke
New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976. First Edition. One of 250 numbered copies, signed by the author. Fine in dust jacket and the publisher’s slipcase.
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Price: $650.00
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
First Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks for the Year Ending May 1, 1871
New York: William C. Bryant & Co. 1871. First Edition of the comprehensive first report on New York City's public parks; with the ownership signature inside the front cover of...
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Price: $5,000.00
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
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
The Case of the Substitute Face
New York: William Morrow, 1938. First Edition. About fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with very light wear.
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Price: $1,500.00
Nouvelles Recherches Sur La Resistance de L'Air et L'Aviation
Paris: H. Dunod et E. Pinat, 1914. First Edition. Folio; two volumes; publisher’s cloth (minor wear); very good; the inside front cover of each volume has the ownership stamp of...
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Price: $2,500.00
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
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
The Real Billy Sunday
Chicago: Revell, 1914. First Edition; publisher’s illustrated cloth; very good. “The Baseball Evangelist.”.
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Price: $75.00
Ashenden or the British Agent
London: Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Some foxing; near fine in a dust jacket with shallow chipping at the top of the spine; foxing, and some minor wear. Queen's Quorum; Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.
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Price: $5,500.00
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
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
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
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
The Beautiful and Damned
New York: Scribner’s, 1922. First Edition; first printing; in a first printing dust jacket. Aside from minor offsetting on the front endpapers, very nearly fine. The dust jacket has several...
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Price: $22,500.00
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...
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Price: $1,250.00
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