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True Grit
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True Grit

By Portis, Charles

New York: New American Library, 1969. Paperback. First paperback edition, first printing. Good paperback with light wear at the edges and extremities and a stain to the top edge of the first two pages. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The first paperback edition tied-in to the then-upcoming movie with John Wayne, Glenn Campbell, and Kim Darby; the inside covers and the back cover feature images from the movie. Written by Charles Portis. 192 pages; 4.25 x 7 inches. Signet Q3761.

$14.95

The Hobbit or There and Back Again
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The Hobbit or There and Back Again

By Tolkien, J.R.R.; Alan Lee

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine clothbound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The 60th anniversary edition of The Hobbit, with new illustrations by Alan Lee. Lee was Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings film adaptations, for which he won an Academy Award as well as many other awards. This book earned him his second Chesley Award as well as the World Fantasy Award for Best Artist. "A flawless masterpiece" according to The Times. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien; illustrated by Alan Lee. SIGNED BY LEE on the title page; no inscription. x + 293 pages; 22 full-page color illustrations + ca. 40 b&w text illustrations + 2 full-spread maps; 7.75 x 10 inches. LAID-IN is a flyer for a book signing with Lee in NYC.

$150.00

A Book of Ballads
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A Book of Ballads

By Gant, Roland

London: Grey Walls, 1950. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good+ hardcover with a hint of rubbing to the heel and light signs of age in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a touch of crimping along the top edge and a touch of tanning. A nice copy. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An anthology of traditional Anglo-Scottish folk songs and ballads, collected by Roland Gant (1919-1993), WWII conscientious objector, then war hero and POW, and after the war, a publisher and writer. Edited and with an introduction by Gant. 64 pages; 4.75 x 7.25 inches. Bibliography.

$14.95

The Book Thief
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The Book Thief

By Zusak, Markus

New York: Knopf, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover with a tap to one tip in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist--books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement." Written by Markus Zusak. SIGNED BY ZUSAK on the title page and inscribed. 560 pages; 5.75 x 8.5 inches. LAID-IN is a flyer for a book signing in NYC as well as a short article about the author.

$200.00

Salome: A Tragedy in One Act
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Salome: A Tragedy in One Act

By Wilde, Oscar; Alfred Douglas; Holbrook Jackson; Valenti Angelo

New York: Heritage Press, 1945. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good clothbound hardcover with blind-stamped decorations to the front and back covers and gilt titling to the spine with a touch of fading to the spine and otherwise with only light signs of handling in a Good slipcase with wear and small splits to the extremities and otherwise only light shelf wear. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A lovely production of Wilde's classic erotic drama of decadence and romance. The Sandglass pamphlet describing the production process is laid-in. Written by Oscar Wilde; translated from the French by Lord Alfred Douglas; introduction by Holbrook Jackson; decorated and hand-illuminated by Valenti Angelo. 51 French-fold pages with illustrated endpapers; color illustrations throughout; 6.25 x 10.25 inches.

$24.95

Night Is Gone, Day Is Still Coming: Stories and Poems by American Indian Teens and Young Adults
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Night Is Gone, Day Is Still Coming: Stories and Poems by American Indian Teens and Young Adults

By Ochoa, Annette Pina; Betsy Franco; Traci L. Gourdine; Simon J. Ortiz

Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2003. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover in a Fine dust jacket; appears to be new and unread. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of 68 poems and stories by 58 young American Indians. Edited by Betsy Franco, Annette Pina Ochoa, and Traci L. Gourdine; introduction by Simon J. Ortiz. 160 pages; 6.25 x 9.5 inches.

$17.95

Barnes & Noble Presents Book Magazine, September/October 2003, No. 30
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Barnes & Noble Presents Book Magazine, September/October 2003, No. 30

By Kramer, Jerome V.; Jhumpa Lahiri; Jonathan Lethem; Sara Peretsky; Dennis Lehane; Stephen King; Nicole Kidman

New York: West Egg, 2003. Magazine. First edition. Fine magazine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The September/October 2003 issue of Book, the magazine published by Barnes & Noble with: articles and/or interviews with Jhumpa Lahiri, Madeleine Albright, James Lee Burke, Jonathan Lethem, Maxine Hong, Sara Peretsky, Ray Bradbury, and others; a special section on upcoming movies based on books with short interviews with Dennis Lehane and Stephen King; book reviews and much more. Edited by Jerome V. Kramer. Perfect bound; 96 pages; color illustrations throughout; 8.25 x 10.75 inches.

$14.95

19th & 20th Century Literature, Swann Galleries, New York, November 18, 1999: Sale 1842
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19th & 20th Century Literature, Swann Galleries, New York, November 18, 1999: Sale 1842

By Swann Galleries

New York: Swann Galleries, 1999. Paperback. Near Fine paperback with perhaps a touch of soiling to the covers, otherwise fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an auction of 19th & 20th century literature held at Swann Galleries, NYC, November 18, 1999, their Sale 1842. The morning session featured 19th century literature sets and bindings and the afternoon 20th century literature. Staple-bound, thin card wrap; unpaginated [ca. 68 pages]; unillustrated; 6.5 x 9.5 inches. LAID-IN is the prices realized sheet for this auction.

$19.95

The True Meaning of Smekday
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The True Meaning of Smekday

By Rex, Adam

New York: Hyperion, 2007. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "When her mother is abducted by aliens on Christmas Eve (or "Smekday" Eve since the Boov invasion), 11 year-old Tip hops in the family car and heads south to find her and meets an alien Boov mechanic who agrees to help her and save the planet from disaster." Written and illustrated by Adam Rex. SIGNED BY REX with an ORIGINAL DRAWING; no inscription. 425 pages; b&w illustrations sprinkled throughout; 8.5 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches.

$54.95

Faust, Part One
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Faust, Part One

By Jarrell, Randall; Peter Sis; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Mary von Schrader Jarrell

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New quarter-cloth hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Randall Jarrell's translation of Goethe's classic, illustrated with new drawings by Peter Sis. SIGNED BY SIS opposite the title page with an ORIGINAL DRAWING of an angel/devil; no inscription. "Randall Jarrell's translation of Faust is one of his most important achievements. In 1957 he inscribed Goethe's motto on the first page of his notebook: "Ohne Hast aber ohne Rast" ("Without haste but without rest"), and from then until his death in 1965 he worked on the masterpiece of his "own favorite daemon, dear good great Goethe." His intent was to make the German poetry free, unrhymed poetry in English. He all but finished the job before he died, and the few lines that remained untouched--Gretchen's Spinning Song--were rendered into English by Robert Lowell." Afterword by Mary von Schrader Jarrell. 304 pages; full-page b&w illustrations sprinkled throughout; 5.75 x 8.5 inches. Review copy with the publisher's press release laid-in.

$44.95

The Midnight Horse
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The Midnight Horse

By Fleischman, Sid; Peter Sis

New York: Greenwillow, 1990. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine quarter-cloth hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "It is raining bullfrogs. Inside the coach to Cricklewood sit a blacksmith, a thief, and an orphan boy named Touch. 'The haunt, lad!' shouts the blacksmith suddenly. 'If you want to see a live ghost, stick your head out the window. He's on the roof.' With his gift for comedy and robust storytelling, Sid Fleischman tells a tale of innocence in a world of high villainy and low, of things seen and not what they seem, of mystery, suspense, and wonder." Written by Sid Fleischman; illustrated by Peter Sis. SIGNED BY SIS on the title page with an ORIGINAL DRAWING of a man riding a horse; no inscription. 96 pages; b&w illustrations sprinkled throughout; 6.5 x 8.5 inches.

$34.95

Firesong: Book Three in The Wind on Fire Trilogy
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Firesong: Book Three in The Wind on Fire Trilogy

By Nicholson, William; Peter Sis

New York: Hyperion, 2002. Hardcover. SIGNED. First US edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with light crimping to the heel in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The final book in The Wind on Fire trilogy, after The Wind Singer (2000) and Slaves of the Mastery (2001). Written by William Nicholson; frontis and cover illustration by Peter Sis. SIGNED BY both NICHOLSON & SIS on the title page; no inscription. 432 pages; b&w frontis; 6.25 x 9.25 inches.

$49.95

The Gettin Place
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The Gettin Place

By Straight, Susan

Hyperion Books, 1996. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine hardcover with light crimping to the heel and crown and a remainder mark to the bottom edge of the text block in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling and a touch of wear at the top edges. Appears to be unread. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In the author's third novel, the Thompson clan tries to deal with the chaos after their family patriarch finds the burning bodies of two white women on his property and is then accidentally gunned down by police. SIGNED BY STRAIGHT on the title page; no inscription. 488 pages; 9.5 x 6.5 inches.

$14.95

Witch Week
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Witch Week

By Jones, Diana Wynne

New York: Greenwillow, 1993. Hardcover. First thus, first printing. Fine with a small white stain to the front cover in a Fine dust jacket; appears to be new. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "If the note that had been passed to Mr. Crossley in his geography class is true, there is a witch in the class, a witch who will certainly be burned at the stake unless the magician Chrestomanci can be summoned magically." Written by Diana Wynne Jones. 224 pages; 6.25 x 9.25 inches.

$14.95

The Ogre Downstairs
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The Ogre Downstairs

By Jones, Diana Wynne

New York: Greenwillow, 2002. Hardcover. First printing, 2002 edition. Fine hardcover with a small dog ear to 3 pages in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "When a disagreeable man with two boys marries a widow with three children, family adjustments are complicated by two magic chemistry sets which cause strange things to happen around the house." Written by Diana Wynne Jones. 224 pages; 6 x 9 inches.

$14.95

The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson
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The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson

By Dickinson, Emily; R.W. Franklin

Amherst, MA: Amherst College Press, 1986. Paperback. First edition, 1986, second printing. Fine paperback with a hint of rubbing to the tips with the facsimile letters in an envelope laid-in. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "These three letters, which Emily Dickinson drafted to a man she called 'Master,' stand near the heart of her mystery. In the week following Dickinson's death on May 15, 1886, Lavinia Dickinson found what she described as a locked box containing seven hundred of her sister's poems. The Master letters may have been among them, for they were clearly not with the correspondence, which Lavinia destroyed upon discovery. This publication presents the three letters in chronological order, based upon new dating of the manuscripts, and provides their texts in facsimile as well as in transcriptions that show stages in the composition of each letter." Edited by R.W. Franklin. 48 pages; 16 b&w plates + text illustrations; 7 x 10.5 inches.

$100.00

Jonah
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Jonah

By Huxley, Aldous

New York: Gotham Book Mart, nd [1978]. Paperback. First American edition. Near Fine paperback with a strip of fading along the front fore edge of the cover, otherwise only very light shelf wear; interior fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. "This very rare pamphlet, published anonymously by Aldous Huxley at Christmas, 1917, in a very small number of copies, is reproduced here for the first time in exact facsimile, in an edition limited to 150 bound copies." First published when Huxley was 23, Jonah contains 12 poems (some in French) and is among Huxley's earliest published collections of poetic works. Contents: Jonah; Behemoth; Minoan Porcelain; Zoo Celeste; Sonnet A L'Ingenue; Dix-Huitieme Siecle; Hommage A Jules Laforgue; Sententious Song; The Oxford Volunteers; The Contemplative Soul; The Betrothal of Priapus; and Farewell to the Muses. We are aware to two versions of the cover: one has a pink title label to the front and ours has the title stamped in gilt surrounded by a gilt border. This copy was acquired from the estate of a former employee of the printer, Meriden Gravure. As we are unaware of any subsequent printings, speculation is that the book was printed with the gilt title which was deemed unsuitable by the publisher and so the labels were pasted over the copies. 28 pages total: 20 are the facsimile reprint of which 4 are blank; 5-7/8 x 8-3/4 inches.

$44.95

So B. It: A Novel
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So B. It: A Novel

By Weeks, Sarah

New York: Laura Geringer/HarperCollins, 2004. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New hardcover in a Fine/As New dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A "touching coming-of-age story about a young girl who goes on a cross-country journey to discover the truth about her parents, which the New York Times called 'a remarkable novel.'" Written by Sarah Weeks and SIGNED BY WEEKS on the title page and dated in the year of publication with a non-personalized inscription: "Soof." 245 pages; 5.75 x 8.5 inches. LAID-IN is a flyer for a book signing in NYC with seven authors including Weeks.

$24.95

Kollemata
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Kollemata

By Laughlin, James

Lunenburg, VT: Stinehour Press, 1988. Paperback. First edition. Fine/As New paperback with French flaps with the barest hint of soiling to the covers. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A privately published book of poetry by the American poet and publisher James Laughlin (1914-1997). From an unnumbered edition limited to 150 copies. Unpaginated [ca. 60 pages]; 4.75 x 7.75 inches.

$34.95

Swift's Modest Proposal: A Facsimile Edition Published for the Harvard Class of 1929
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Swift's Modest Proposal: A Facsimile Edition Published for the Harvard Class of 1929

By Swift, Jonathan; Houghton Library, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1979. Pamphlet. First edition. Near Fine paperback/pamphlet with a strip of tanning to the back cover and a couple of stray spots of foxing on a couple of pages; appears to be new and unread. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A facsimile reproduction of the first printing of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal For preventing the Children of Poor People From being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and For making them Beneficial to the Publick" published in 1729. This edition was produced by the Houghton Library of Harvard University in honor of the 50th reunion of the class of 1929 of which the library's namesake, Arthur A. Houghton, was a member. A total of 1000 were printed by Meriden Gravure, of which 250 were in unprinted plain wrappers. This is one of the 750 with the title to the front. String-bound thin card wraps; unpaginated [20 pages]; 16 b&w reproductions; 4.75 x 7.5 inches.

$19.95

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