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Hattie the Backstage Bat

By Don Freeman

New York: The Viking Press, 1970. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. Don Freeman. An impressive copy of the 1970 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (very light soiling to the panels) in a crisp, price-intact ($3.50), VG+ dustjcket, with light wear along the spine ends and very light chipping --with several tiny closed tears-- at the panel edges. Oblong quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the maestro Don Freeman himself.

$200.00

The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens (The First Appearance of Peter Pan)

By J.M. Barrie

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. Decorative Cloth. Fine. A crisp, lovely copy of the November 1902 1st American edition of the book which featured the very first appearance of the character Peter Pan. Tight and Fine in its dark-green cloth, with brilliant gilt-design and titling along the front panel and spine. 12mo, top-edge gilt. Truly a collector's copy, virtually pristine.

$250.00

A Pussycat's Christmas

By Margaret Wise Brown

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1949. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. Helen Stone. A very sharp copy of the 1949 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with just a touch of very light chipping at the spine ends and very minor creasing to the rear panel's lower-edge. 12mo, nicely illustrated thruout in rich color by Helen Stone.

$100.00

Fly Fishing (Limited to 150 Signed Copies)

By Viscount Grey of Fallodon

London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, 1930. Vellum. Near Fine. Eric Fitch Daglish. A lovely copy of the 1930 1st thus, the 1st edition with the Eric Fitch Daglish wood engravings. LIMITED TO 150 COPIES (eighty-five for sale in Great Britain, fifty for sale in the United States) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR GREY OF FALLODON AND BOUND IN A GILT-TITLED AND DESIGNED FULL VELLUM. Clean and Near Fine, with just the faintest touch of scuffing at the foot of the spine and a very slight, subtle hint of bowing to the boards. Quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom edges. The 10 full-page wood engravings all in pristine condition.

$750.00

Early American Wrought Iron (Complete in 3 Volumes -- All with Their Scarce Printed Dustjackets)

By Albert H. Sonn

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Albert H. Sonn. The 1928 1st edition of one of the great examinations of early American wrought iron. Complete in 3 volumes and including the fragile, very uncommon dustjackets. Each volume tight and Near Fine, with no writing or markings of any kind internally. And each in a crisp, price-intact, VG- to VG dustjacket, with varying amounts of light, forgiveable chipping along the panel edges and the spine ends. A bit of light soiling and spotting as well to the front and rear panels in addition to several small closed tears, Still though very presentable and uncommon as such, in the original dustjackets. Tall, uniform quartos, "with three hundred and twenty plates from drawings by the author". And finally, a nice piece of laid-in ephemera accompanies this copy, a charming 1 pg. March 1946 typed letter from the Liberty Book Shop of New York informing a potential customer that the shop "has an opportunity to buy the Early American Wrought Iron Set of 3 Vols. by Sonn which you are interested in. These, I can guarantee, will be placed in your hands in very good condition with dustwrappers."

$1000.00

The Little Fir Tree

By Margaret Wise Brown

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co, 1954. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Barbara Cooney. A crisp, lovely copy of the 1954 1st edition. Solid and Near Fine in a bright, price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket, with just the faintest hint of light soiling to the front panel. Oblong octavo, wonderfully illustrated in rich color by Barbara Cooney.

$150.00

Mourning Becomes Electra -- The Signed/Limited (In the Original Printed Slipcase)

By Eugene O'Neill

New York: Horace Liveright, Inc, 1931. Vellum. Near Fine. A handsome copy of the 1931 signed/limited. #363 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY EUGENE O'NEILL at the limitation and bound in a full vellum. Tight, very clean and easily Near Fine. Mounted title label (with bright gilt-lettering) and gilt-rule along the spine. Octavo, deckled fore and bottom-edges. Also includes the publisher's fragile dark cardboard slipcase, which in this case shows wear along the edges and the spine ends but is sturdy and quite presentable. And, at the foot of the front panel, is marked in white pencil "363", its corresponding number in the limitation.

$750.00

Herbert the Lion

By Clare Turlay Newberry

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1939. Pictorial boards. Near Fine/Very Good +. Clare Turlay Newberry. The 1939 stated 1st edition (but in fact is the 1st Harper & Brothers edition, a reprint of the 1931 original Brewer & Warren edition). Nonetheless, this 1939 edition is in itself uncommon. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact ($2.00), VG+ dustjacket, with very light chipping and creasing along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, nicely illustrated thruout in rich color by Clare Turlay Newberry herself.

$300.00

The Water Babies

By Charles Kingsley

London: Boots the Chemist (for Hodder and Stoughton), 1929. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Lovely 1929 illustrated edition, published by Boots the Chemist and lavishly illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. Solid and VG in its gilt-decorated bright green cloth, with light spotting to the endsheets and pastedowns (and a bit to the preliminaries), as well as a small, neat former owner inscription at the front pastedown. And in a bright, VG to VG+ dustjacket, with very light chipping at the tips and the spine ends, and minor creasing --with several tiny closed tears-- along the panel edges. Still though, very presentable. Thick quarto, 12 lavish full-page color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith (with their accompanying printed tissue-guards) complementing Charles Kingsley's classic text.

$150.00

Horsemanship; or, the Art of Riding and Managing a Horse, Adapted for the Guidance of Ladies and Gentlemen, on the Road and in the Field: with Instructions for Breaking in Colts and Young Horses

By Captain Richardson

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1853. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. The 1853 1st edition, elegantly bound in 1/2 red morocco over marbled boards. 5 raised bands, wonderful gilt-decorations (a fox, a hound, a buck, etc.) within the compartments. Tight, solid and VG+, with just a touch of very light wear along the edges and a very small amount of light foxing (mostly along the plates) to the interior. Handsome armorial bookplate ("Herbert John Buckmaster") at the front pastedown. Thin octavo, the 5 plates present as called for and very bright.

$400.00

Diamond Lil
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Diamond Lil

By Mae West

New York: Sheridan House, 1949. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. NICELY INSCRIBED BY MAE WEST on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1949 reprint. Tight and VG (very light, subtle staining along the rear panel's fore-edge) in a bright, VG dustjacket, with light chipping to the spine ends and along the tips, and very light creasing at the panel edges. Octavo, the novel (written by Mae West herself) upon which the 1928 Broadway play and the 1933 film (retitled "She Done Him Wrong") were based.

$750.00

Anathema of Zos: The Sermon to the Hypocrites--An Automatic Writing by Austin Osman Spare (Limited to 90 Copies)
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Anathema of Zos: The Sermon to the Hypocrites--An Automatic Writing by Austin Osman Spare (Limited to 90 Copies)

By Austin Osman Spare

Blakkstarr Press Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. A lovely fine press edition of Austin Spare's "Anathema of Zos", this being #29 of only 90 copies issued. Clean and Near Fine in its string-tied, navy-blue cloth, with mounted Austin Spare self-portrait at the front panel. Beautiful hand-made endpapers and pastedowns. With wonderful full-page illustrations by Spare as well as a number of his flourishes at the margins. Quarto, the book is contained within a matching navy-blue chemise, with its mounted title and colophon. The chemise shows just a touch of very light offsetting at the front panel but is still solidly Near Fine and has protected the book very well. k.

$400.00

Pet Sounds (The First 2 Issues)
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Pet Sounds (The First 2 Issues)

Leaf Publications, 1977. Original wraps. Near Fine. The first 2 issues (February and June, 1977) of this quarterly newspaper devoted to the music of the Beach Boys. Its mission is not driven by gossip or salacious tid bits but rather by the music itself. "The music will be our business. We will be taking long, detailed looks at all the previous Beach Boys' work and examine the works in progress". Both issues clean and Near Fine, with even folds in the middle for shipping purposes (happily though, no shipping labels on either issue). Issued by Leaf Publications of Los Angeles.

$100.00

Monster World (The First 10 Issues)
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Monster World (The First 10 Issues)

By Forrest J. Ackerman, Editor-in-Chief

Philadelphia: James Warren (Warren Publishing Company), 1966. Original wraps. Near Fine. A very nice run of the first 10 issues (spanning November 1964-September 1966) of "Monster World", the brain child of publisher James Warren and Forrest Ackerman, the redoubtable editor-in-chief of this important bi-monthly monster magazine. All 10 issues are crisp, very clean and easily Near Fine in their stapled, pictorial wrappers. For this almost 2 year stretch in the mid 60s, "Monster World" was an alternative title given to "Famous Monsters of Filmland"

$500.00

Irrational Ravings (Frank Sinatra's Copy)
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Irrational Ravings (Frank Sinatra's Copy)

By Pete Hamill

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1971. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. A major Association copy and a very nice piece of New York history. WONDERFULLY INSCRIBED BY PETE HAMILL TO FRANK SINATRA: "FOR FRANK SINATRA--WITH MUCH THANKS FOR MANY YEARS OF CRAFT AND ART--AND FOR TEACHING A NEW YORK KID HOW TO FEEL--BEST, PETE HAMILL 1/29/72". A very solid copy to boot of the uncommon 1971 1st edition of this first collection of Pete Hamill's first-rate newspaper work to appear in book form. Tight and VG+ (light staining to the fore-edge) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with a bit of light creasing and chipping --and several small closed tears-- along the panel edges. Very light wear as well along the jacket's spine ends. Thick octavo, from his earliest years in Brooklyn up thru his battles as one of New York's premiere muckrakers and journalists, Pete Hamill here tells it like it was.

$1500.00

SuperManChu
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SuperManChu

By Sean Mei Sullivan

New York: Ballantine Books (Random House), 1974. Original wraps. Near Fine. The April 1974 stated 1st printing. Crisp and Near Fine in its wonderful pictorial wrappers, with just a touch of light creasing at the tips. Introduction by the Hapkido master Bong Soo Han, Ballantine #23894. Includes a number of black-and-white photos from the original film. "Super Cool -- Super Quick-- Super Deadly"

$100.00

F.W. Murnau
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F.W. Murnau

By Lotte H. Eisner

Paris: Editions Le Terrain Vague, 1964. Original wraps. Very Good +. A major Association copy: INSCRIBED BY LOTTE EISNER TO KARL FREUND, THE LEGENDARY CINEMATOGRAPHER OF BOTH "METROPOLIS" (1927) AND "DRACULA" (1931). IN ADDITION TO PHOTOGRAPHING THESE 2 HIGH SPOTS OF EARLY CINEMA, FREUND ALSO DIRECTED "THE MUMMY" (1932) AND "MAD LOVE" (1935, STARRING PETER LORRE). THERE'S ALSO A NICE PROVENANCE TO THIS COPY, HAVING BELONGED TO PEPI AND HERBERT LUFT, BOTH CONCENTRATION CAMP SURVIVORS, AND HERBERT AN IMPORTANT FILM PRODUCER AND JOURNALIST, AND ULTIMATELY EXECUTIVE (VICE-PRESIDENT AND TREASURER OF GETTY PICTURES). A very solid copy to boot of the 1964 true 1st edition of Eisner's seminal biography of F.W. Murnau, a towering figure in German Expressionist cinema, best known for directing the films "Nosferatu", "Faust" and "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans". (Only 42 when he died {1888-1931}, Murnau still left an indelible mark on early film-making, which included the final 5 years of his life in Hollywood). This copy is a clean, well-preserved example of a fragile book. Bright and VG+ in its wonderful pictorial wrappers, with light creasing along the spine and the panel edges. A touch of very light wear at the spine ends and a very mild lean (cocking) to the binding. Pepi and Herbert Luft's ownership stamp appears at the foot of about 9 or 10 pages as well. Octavo, a generous sample of crisp black-and-white photos thruout. Text in French, with additional contributions by Robert Plumpe and Robert Herlth.

$2000.00

In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life
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In the Service of the King: The Story of My Life

By Aimee Semple McPherson

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1927. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED BY AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON across the front free endpaper. A solid, very presentable copy to boot of the 1927 1st edition. Tight and VG (light offsetting to the endsheets, small former owner name at the front pastedown {with a name below it scratched out}) in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, which shows very light soiling and creasing and chipping --and several tiny closed tears-- along the panel edges, light chipping to the tips and the spine ends, and a neat former owner name at the edge of the front flap. 12mo, the tell-all autobiography of this legendary Pentecostal evangelist and media star of the 1920s and 30s.

$750.00

Draw Horses: It's Fun -- and It's Easy
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Draw Horses: It's Fun -- and It's Easy

By Paul Brown

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. Paul Brown. An exceptionally bright, clean copy of the 1949 1st edition. Solid and Near Fine in an unusually crisp, price-intact ($2.00), Near Fine dustjacket, with 2 small closed tears along the front panel's lower-edge and just a touch of very light wear at the spine crown. Octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout by the mastro Paul Brown.

$150.00

1940-1941 Directory of New Orleans Society ("The Blue Book of New Orleans--A Reference Directory of the Elite Society of New Orleans")
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1940-1941 Directory of New Orleans Society ("The Blue Book of New Orleans--A Reference Directory of the Elite Society of New Orleans")

Social Directory of New Orleans, 1941. Boards. Very Good +. A solid, very presentable copy of the 1940 Directory of "the Elite Society of New Orleans". Tight and VG+ in its light-blue suede binding, with gilt-titling to the front panel and spine. Pronounced fading along the spine, light fading at the rear panel's edges. Internally clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. 12mo, includes extensive lists of the "1941 Carnival Season", lists of "Debutantes and Parents" from 1934 thru 1940 and, finally, the 1940 "Social Directory of New Orleans Society"

$250.00

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