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The Murderer's Companion
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The Murderer's Companion

By ROUGHEAD, William

New York: The Readers Club, 1941. Previous owner's neat name penned to ffep. The first edition of this collection of six criminous conundrums by the mystery writer. 365 pages. Introduction by Alexander Woollcott. Scarce in this protected condition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Near Fine.

$125.00

Wine of Choice

By BEHRMAN, S. N

New York: Random House, 1938. A "Threatre Guild" play; introduction by John Anderson; slight darkening to DW extremes; 213pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$45.00

Blue Denim

By HERLIHY, James Leo /NOBLE, William

New York: Random House, 1958. With Chester Morris, and a young Carol Lynley; black & white plates; 110pp. A bit of darkening to spine of dustwrapper -- but overall a most acceptable copy of the first edition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$55.00

Compulsion - A Play

By LEVIN, Meyer

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. Light toning to type on spine of d.w. First Play edition; foreword by the author; previous owners stamp on ffep.; 132pp. Scarce. Based on the best selling novel of the 1950's. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$125.00

A Streetcar Named Desire
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A Streetcar Named Desire

By WILLIAMS, Tennessee

NY: New Directions, 1947. Previous owner's neat ownership stamp to ffep. The first edition of this book, bound in pink boards, printed in black and white. Book is stunning with no discernible flaws. The dustwrapper shows some yellowing to top edge of front panel and crinkling and minor closed tears to top of back panel. A beautiful copy of this book that is seldom encountered in this condition. The author's most desirable first edition. The $2.75 price on the bottom flap of the front d.w. is intact. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$4950.00

The Snow Poems   (Review Copy)
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The Snow Poems (Review Copy)

By Ammons, A. R

New York: Norton, 1977. Review copy with slip laid-in; 292pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Review Copy with Slip laid in.

$65.00

Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow
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Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow

By STUART, Jesse

NY: Dutton, 1934. Dustwrapper shows a completely closed 1" tear to top of front panel. Book shows typical brown offsetting to endsheets. Previous owner's neat bookplate to front pastedown. A tight, clean (and most acceptable) copy of the author's first regularly publishe book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.

$550.00

Idyls of the King

By TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859. An unusually nice copy bound in the original dark brown vertically ribbed cloth stamped in gold (still very readable) with virtually none of the edgewear that usually plagues this title. The true first edition with the July Advertisements at the rear of the book. Dark brown endpapers. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket. 8vo.

$195.00

A Manual for Manuel

By CORTAZAR, Julio

NY: Pantheon, 1978. Dustwrapper and book are in beautiful condition. An as new copy of this early political novel by Cortazar. The first U.S. edition of the Latin-American author's seventh book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$45.00

The Carpentered Hen   (Signed)
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The Carpentered Hen (Signed)

By UPDIKE, John

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Previous owner's neat name/address to top of ffep. Bound in black cloth and grey boards. Beautiful copy of this, the first edition of the author's first book. In the first state dustwrapper which final sentence ends in "and two small children". Signed by Mr. Updike on a bookplate affixed to the half-title page. One of only 2000 copies in the first edition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$995.00

Portrait of America
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Portrait of America

By RIVERA, Diego

NY: Covici-Frede, 1934. Tiny stain to bottom edge of pages (not visible from the interior). Overall a tight, clean copy of the first edition of this book in above average condition that shows a bit of wear to spine ends. This book contains 60 of the more than 70 murals he painted during his time spent in the U.S. Rivera is considered one of the greatest Mexican painters of the last century. Explanatory text by Bertram D. Wolfe. 232 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.

$275.00

Toward the Gulf
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Toward the Gulf

By MASTERS, Edgar Lee

NY: Macmillan, 1918. Bound in blue cloth, stamped in gold. Shows a light bit of spotting to page edges. Housed in the original dustwrapper that shows a little chipping to spine ends and one corner (not affecting any text). Overall a most acceptable copy of the first edition in the scarce dustwrapper. 292 pp. + ads.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$225.00

The Narrows

By PETRY, Ann

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1953. Endpapers professionally restored and book tightened. Overall, a tight, clean copy of this, the first edition of the African American author's second book. Her first book, the Street, won the Houghton Mifflin Award in the year of publication. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++.

$95.00

Murderers Row
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Murderers Row

By Fleming, Gordon H

NY: Morrow, 1985. A crisp, clean unread copy of the first edition of this scarce book on the 1927 New York Yankees. A day-to-day re-creation of the game's most illustrious season. Eyewitness accounts by Grantland Rice, Damon Runyon, Ford Frick, Ring Lardner and many other legendary sportswriters. Introduction by Waite Hoyt. 388 pp. + index. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$295.00

The Instrument (Signed, Ltd)

By O'HARA, John

NY: Random House, 1968. Bound in brown cloth, stamped in gold. A most acceptable first edition (#203 of 300) of the signed, limited edition of this title with the original acetate dustwrapper that was provided by the publisher. In the publisher's supplied slipcase.. Signed, Limited . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/Near Fine.

$150.00

Bogmail
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Bogmail

By MCGINLEY, Patrick

Ticknor & Fields, 1981. Authors' first book; 1st state DW with $9.95 price and blurb by Joan Kahn on back panel; 259pp.. First U.S. Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$65.00

Going After Cacciato

By O'BRIEN, Tim

London: Jonathan Cape, 1978. The dustwrapper is price-clipped (that was clipped by the publisher and another price sticker added). The first British edition of the author's exceedingly uncommon third book. O'Brien is the author of "If I Die in a Combat Zone". The first U.S. copy is about four times as costly.. First British Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine -- Price-Clipped.

$135.00

Lady Windermere's Fan

By WILDE, Oscar

Paris: No Publisher, 1903. This is a Limited/Numbered edition #190 of 250 copies. Published by Smithers in London (even though it lists the publication locale as Paris). 132 pp. A tight, clean copy but the spine shows typical fading (readable, but just barely). A pirated early printing. . Early Reprint. Hard Cover. VG+/No Jacket.

$150.00

New Hope For the Dead
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New Hope For the Dead

By WILLEFORD, Charles

New York: St. Martin's, 1985. Second "Hoke Moseley" novel; typical spine fading; 244pp. Still, a beautiful tight, clean copy. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.

$145.00

A Hall of Mirrors

By STONE, Robert

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967. The dustwrapper shows minor wear to extremes (one closed tear, slight rubbing). Overall, a most acceptable copy of the first edition of the author's first book, which won the Houghton Mifflin Fellowship Award and the William Faulkner Award in the year of publication. Filmed as "WUSA" which starred Paul Newman. The first issue dustwrapper. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++.

$275.00

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