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LAST NIGHT AT THE BRAIN THIEVES BALL (signed)
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LAST NIGHT AT THE BRAIN THIEVES BALL (signed)

By Spencer, Scott

Boston: Houghton Mifflin., 1973. A very near fine copy of the author's first book, signed by him on the half-title page in a clean, lightly tanned very good, or better dust jacket, nicked along top edge of rear panel. Unlike many copies, the orange lettering has not faded.. Signed by Author. First Printing (stated). Hardcover.

$75.00

FIVE PLAYS
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FIVE PLAYS

By Shepard, Sam

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. About fine in trade wrappers. Author's first book, issued simultaneously in cloth.. First Printing (stated). wraps.

$20.00

Hard Lines (signed)
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Hard Lines (signed)

By Nash, Ogden

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1931. Salmon-colored cloth, with paper labels stamped in gilt on front and spine. Small 8vo. 99pp. Illustrated by Soglow. Negligible cover stains, sunning to cover edges, else a solid, tightly bound, very good copy of the author's first book, signed and inscribed by him on front flyeaf. The dust jacket is chipped and slightly browned, permanently sealed in clear acetate by previous owner.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$175.00

Two People

By Milne, A. A.

New York: E. P. Dutton., 1931. Mild vertical ridge to spine cloth, else a near fine, sharp-cornered copy of the author's first book in good plus, price-clipped dust jacket, clean, but chipped and moderately rubbed.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$20.00

The Ink Truck (signed)
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The Ink Truck (signed)

By Kennedy, William

New York: Dial, 1969. A nearly fine copy of the author's first book, with some miniscule edgewear in a clipped (not the price), very good dust jacket, with a few tears to edges, surface is moderately rubbed.. Signed by Author. First Printing (stated). Hardcover.

$150.00

When the Bough Breaks
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When the Bough Breaks

By Kellerman, Jonathan.

New York: Atheneum, 1985. Minimal staining to fore-edges, else a fresh and crisp, square and sharp-cornered near fine copy of the author's first novel, signed by him on title-page in very good lightly worn/rubbed dust jacket, with singular, small tear (1/2") to bottom of front panel.. Signed by Author. First Edition (stated). Hardcover.

$75.00

Prince of Darkness & Other Stories

By Powers, J. F.

New York: Doubleday, 1947. A minimally worn, near fine copy of the author's first book, in very good, unclipped dust jacket, with spotted wear to extremities, touch of foxing to rear panel.. First Edition, Later Printing. Hard Cover.

$15.00

A Long and Happy Life
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A Long and Happy Life

By Price, Reynolds.

New York: Antheneum, 1962. A fine crisp copy of the author's first book in first state dust jacket, with names on rear panel in yellow/green, priced $3.95 on front flap. The jacket is lightly tanned, touch soiled at rear, and with tiny, faint rub-mark to front spine fold, faint vertical crease to front and rear flaps, still appealing, and very good plus, overall.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$35.00

Reasons to Live (signed)
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Reasons to Live (signed)

By Hempel, Amy

New York: Knopf, 1985. The author's first book, inscribed and signed by her on the front flyleaf. The book is unread and near fine, but some of the book's title, lettered in white on the silver block on front cover has rubbed off, and there is mild soiling to edge of covers and a touch along front spine gutter. The dust jacket is unclipped and fine.. Signed by Author. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$65.00

New Day: a Novel of Jamaica
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New Day: a Novel of Jamaica

By Reid, V. S.

New York: Knopf, 1949. Moderately rubbed tip of spine cap, slight rubbing to underside of bottom cover's edge, mild page tanning, still a solid and clean very good plus copy of the author's first book, in slightly worn, very good dust jacket, detached at the front spine fold.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$25.00

The Wasp Factory

By Banks, Iain.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. A fine copy of the author's first book in very near fine dust jacket, with one tiny tear.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$100.00

The Human Season

By Wallant, Edward Lewis

New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1960. Mild dust-soiling to top edges, faint taining along inner hinger from dust jacket flap offsetting, else a tightly bound, clean, near fine copy of the author's first book, in very good, lightly worn, price clipped dust jacket, . First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$50.00

Fields of Fire

By Webb, James

Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1978. Very mild spine lean, touch of sunning to cover edges, gentle bump to botton corners, small, rough erasure mark to corner of front flyleaf, still a fresh, tightly bound copy of the author's first book, in slightly tanned, slight soiled very good dust jacket, priced $9.95 on front flap.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$50.00

To Bedlam and Part Way Back
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To Bedlam and Part Way Back

By Sexton, Anne.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960. Author's first book. Touch of wear to spine bottom, very small, brief gift inscription to half-title page verso, else tight, crisp and Near Fine in dampstained, price clipped Good Plus dustjacket, illustrated by Ellen Raskin, with short tears at top of front panel--internally repaired. . First Printing (stated). Hard Cover.

$30.00

The Old Boys
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The Old Boys

By Trevor, William

New York: Viking, 1964. Light brown woven cloth, spine lettered in black and gilt. Gentle spine lean, else a crisp, tightly bound near fine copy in near fine, lightly dust-soiled, spine tanned dust jacket. Included are 3 items from the publisher: a Review Copy slip; a promo piece, and a note regarding an error on the dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$75.00

SISTER WOLF
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SISTER WOLF

By Arensberg, Ann

New York: Knopf, 1980. A Fine copy of the author's first book which won the 1981 National Book Award for Best First Novel. The dust jacket is crisp and very near fine. Laid in is a letter from Laurie Colwin's friend, editor Alice Quinn, to Susan Isaacs, passionately recommending SISTER WOLF.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$15.00

THE ANATOMY LESSON (Stories).

By Connell, Jr. Evan S.

New York: Viking, 1957. Near Fine in Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket, with minimal wear/tiny chips to spine ends, some rubbing to spine folds, rear white panel lightly soiled. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$15.00

LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS
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LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS

By Styron, William

Bobbs-Merrill, 1951. 8vo. 400pp. Original olive cloth, brightly stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. A beautiful very near fine copy of the author's first book in unclipped, near fine dust jacket with a few nicks to edges, and faint crease to bottom of rear panel.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$110.00

Danny's Own Story
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Danny's Own Story

By Marquis, Don

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1912. A crisp, fresh, tight and square copy of the author's first book, illustrated by E. W. Kemble, in an attractive, slightly tanned, and mildly dampstained, good to very good dust jacket, with moderately chipped spine ends.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$200.00

Scarecrow
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Scarecrow

By Hernton, Calvin

New York: Doubleday, 1974. Two mild dings to front cover edges, light tanning along inner hinges, else a near fine copy of the author's first book, in crisp and bright, very good or better unclipped dust jacket, lightly soiled at rear, and minimal amount of nicks and rub marks.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover.

$20.00

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