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The Works of Samuel Johnson with an Essay on His Life and Genius By Arthur Murphy (2 Volumes)

By JOHNSON, Samuel

NY: George Dearborn, 1832. Rebound in brown cloth, stamped in gold. This is the first U.S. edition of this two volume set. Light foxing to the margins of the books (but not too distracting). Overall, a tight, clean set. Engraved title page with portrait. Printed in double cloumn format. 570 pp./ 699 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/No Jacket -- As Published.


The Last Christmas Show (Signed)

By HOPE, Bob

Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974. As told to Pete Martin; boldly signed by Bob Hope on title page; previous owners name and note penned on title page; small "#2" written ffep.; black & white photos; 384pp. Overall, a tight, clean copy in bright dust jacket. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG++. Illus. by Photo-Illustrated. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


The Gentleman from Cracow - The Mirror

By SINGER, Isaac Bashevis

NY: Limited Editions Club, 1979. One corner of slipcase shows a tiny bit of scraping. Bound in half gray cloth over gray paper boards with matching slipcase. A beautiful copy of this LEC title, signed by Sinter and Soyer. This is #1098 of 2000 copies. . Signed by Author and Illustrator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket -- As Published. Illus. by Raphael Soyer. Limited Edition.


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The Homewood Books

By WIDEMAN, John Edgar

Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992. Two novels, "Hiding Place" and "Sent for You Yesterday", and the collection of short stories "Damballah" in a hardcover omnibus; 520pp.. First Combined Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Mourning Becomes Electra

By O'NEILL, Eugene

NY: Horace Liveright, 1931. Front hinge just starting, some wear to spine ends of dust jacket -- but not affectin any text. Overall, a most acceptable copy of this "Trilogy" by the noted playright. Plays include: Homecoming, The Hunted and The Haunted. 256 pp. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG+.


Innocent Erendira and Other Stories

By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel; Rabassa, Gregory (translator)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: HarperTrade, 1978. Tiny closed tear to bottom of back panel of d.w. Overall, a beautiful first edition in brilliant dustwrapper by Guy Fleming. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. The first U.S. edition of the author's fifth book. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


The Ghost of Henry James

By PLANTE, David

Boston: Gambit, 1970. Housed in a VG+ dustwrapper that shows a bit of edgewear to spine extremes. This is the first U.S. edition of the author's first book (originally published in the U.K.). Professionally replaced endpapers -- but a tight, clean copy.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG+.


Random Essays


NY: Moyer Bell, 1989. First edition. Subtitled "Recollections of a Publisher". Interesting Essays about Laughlin's relationships with the writers he published at New Directions. Merton, Pound, Wm. Carlos Wms., etc. Interesting reading. 272 pp. and index.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


The Fisher King

By POWELL, Anthony

NY: Norton, 1986. The first U.S. edition of this novel by the noted author of "A Dance to the Music of Time" series. Beautiful, tight, clean copy of this title.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Random Stories


NY: Moyer Bell, 1990. The first edition of this book of short stories by the noted publisher. Introduction by Ocatvio Paz. Beautiful copy!. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


The Same River Twice (Signed)

By OFFUTT, Chris

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993. This is the first edition of the author's second book (preceeded by a paperback book of short stories), but first novel. Offutt has gained quite a bit of praise for his writing and has recently been named one of the "Granta 20". This copy is boldly signed on the title page.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.