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The Clocks of Columbus: The Literary Career of James Thurber
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The Clocks of Columbus: The Literary Career of James Thurber

By THURBER, James

New York: Antheneum, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Very good with dampstain at the bottom of the spine in very good dustwrapper with corresponding dampstain but otherwise fresh and bright dustwrapper.

$20.00

Buff
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Buff

By FULLER, Roy

(London): Andre Deutsch, 1965. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Small owner's signature on the front fly else fine in fine dustwrapper.

$20.00

The Antelope Wife
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The Antelope Wife

By ERDRICH, Louise

(New York): HarperFlamingo, 1998. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First edition. Pages age-toned, near fine in a fine dustwrapper. A novel.

$20.00

The Collegian. Conducted by the Students of the University of Virginia. Vol. 1, No. 10 July, 1839
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The Collegian. Conducted by the Students of the University of Virginia. Vol. 1, No. 10 July, 1839

By The Students of the University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Va: Published by James Alexander, 1839. Unbound. Fair. Single issue. Octavo. P.[5], 346-400. Printed blue wrappers. Old notes on cover ("For Dr. Hale" in pencil, over a previous presentation (" ? Intelligencer"). Old canvas strip reinforcing the spine (and splitting), some chipping on front wrap, and corners of pages creased, a fair copy. Contents on front wrap including original poetry, essays, article on William and Mary College, list of recent graduates. List of subscribers on the rear wrap (for about 30 copies). Literary magazine issued by the students of the University of Virginia. Very uncommon.

$350.00

The Celluloid Paper Trail: Identification and Description of Twentieth Century Film Scripts
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The Celluloid Paper Trail: Identification and Description of Twentieth Century Film Scripts

By JOHNSON, Kevin R.

New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2019. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Foreword by Tony Bill, Academy Award-winning producer, director, and actor. Quarto. 232pp. Extensively illustrated in color from photographs. Purple Illustrated paper covered boards, titles in gilt. As new, issued without dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. The authoritative and first book published on film script identification and description. Illustrated with over 130 examples of scripts of films in every genre, and destined to be the primary reference and bibliographical source for collectible scripts. At published price.

$65.00

[Original Painting:] Winter Landscape at Sunrise
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[Original Painting:] Winter Landscape at Sunrise

Near Fine. Original gouache painting. In a wood frame, matted and glazed. The painted area measures about 10" x 6 1/4" to the inside edges of the matt frame; and the wood frame measures about 14 ¾" x 11". Near fine. An attractive color gouache or pastel painting of an unidentified winter landscape at sunrise. In a handsome wood frame.

$300.00

Existentialism
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Existentialism

By SARTRE, Jean-Paul

New York: Philosophical Library, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First American edition. Octavo. 92pp. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. Covers lightly spotted, offsetting on endpapers, a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper with modest edgewear and some soiling on the lower panel. Philosophy.

$55.00

Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement
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Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement

By BOYLE, Sheila Tully and Andrew Bunie

Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Large octavo. 521, [1]pp. About fine, lacking the dustwrapper.

$85.00

Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White
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Africa on Film: Beyond Black and White

By CAMERON, Kenneth M.

New York: Continuum, 1994. Softcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 240pp. Fine in fine dustwrapper.

$25.00

Orientals: People from India, Malaya, Bali, China
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Orientals: People from India, Malaya, Bali, China

By RATHENAU, Ernest, photographed by. Edited by Horst

New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. 108pp. Illustrated with photographs. A bit of foxing on the first and last few leaves, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper with a short tear along the top of the crown and a little age-toning.

$85.00

Landing the Giant Sturgeon
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Landing the Giant Sturgeon

By TU WEI

Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1976. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Small quarto. Illustrated. Stapled illustrated wrappers. About fine.

$20.00

Small Voices: A Grownup's Treasury of Selections from the Diaries, Journals and Notebooks of Young Children
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Small Voices: A Grownup's Treasury of Selections from the Diaries, Journals and Notebooks of Young Children

By BERGER, Josef & Dorothy

New York: P.S. Eriksson, 1966. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Top corners a little bumped, page edges a trifle soiled else near fine in very good or better dustwrapper with rubbing and small tears at the extremities.

$30.00

Sonny Boy's Day at the Zoo
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Sonny Boy's Day at the Zoo

By ARTHUR, Ella Bentley

New York: The Century Co, 1913. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Thin quarto. Illustrated from photographs by Stanley Clisby Arthur. Decorated cloth. Small owner's name front fly, modest rubbing on the boards, a little smudging and small stains in the text, very good without dustwrapper. Delightful photographic illustrations.

$200.00

Print of a Typographic illustration from "The Ghosts of the Underblows" by Alfred Young Fisher, Inscribed by Lustig to P. K. Thomajon
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Print of a Typographic illustration from "The Ghosts of the Underblows" by Alfred Young Fisher, Inscribed by Lustig to P. K. Thomajon

By LUSTIG, Alvin

[Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1940. Unbound. Near Fine. Abstract typographic print in orange and black with circles and dotted rectangles. 7" x 9.5". Faintest age-toning, evidence of adhesive on verso from being mounted, else about fine. Inscribed by Lustig in the bottom margin to P. K. Thomajon: "To 'P.K.' with deepest regards, Alvin Lustig '44". Thomajon was himself a noted designer. One of the typographic designs from Fisher's rare book *The Ghosts of the Underblows* published in 1940 by Ward Ritchie. Lustig's lithography in orange and black ink on off-white wove paper. "Lustig was experimenting with non-representational constructions made from slugs of metal typographic material, revealing the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright, with whom he studied for three months at Taliesin East. The most interesting of these slug compositions was for *Ghost in the Underblows* (1940) for Ward Ritchie Press, which echoed Constructivist typecase experiments from the early twenties yet revealed a distinctly native American aesthetic." - Steven Heller. Lustig was a leading American book, type, and graphic designer. His prints are especially uncommon.

$3500.00

Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable
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Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable

By BECKETT, Samuel

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. The Everyman's Library. Octavo. 476pp. Introduction by Gabriel Josipovici. Fine in a fine dustwrapper.

$35.00

Burning the Fence
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Burning the Fence

By MCDONALD, Walter

Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech Press, 1981. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, wrappered issue. Light edgwear and sunning on the wrappers, one corner creased, a very good copy.

$18.00

[Original Painting]: ACME Supermarket
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[Original Painting]: ACME Supermarket

By CLAUSER, John A.

[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1961. Fine. Original painting. Measuring 29.75" x 23" in 37.75" x 31.5" frame. A couple dings to the wooden frame, else fine. Signed by the artist John A. Clauser ("Clauser") in the lower right corner. An attractive painting of an ACME supermarket from the early Sixties with period cars parked in the foreground and appropriately garbed patrons (nearly all women in dresses) walking to and from the store. Though undated it was likely painted for ACME in 1961 when the company debuted its new "A" frame style stores and new teardrop logo (leaving behind its original script logo of the 1950s). This is likely one of the original architectural designs with a label on the rear that reads: "John A. Clauser / registered architect / 2036 Rittenhouse Sq."

$600.00

The Water of the Hills. Jean de Florette & Manon of the Springs: Two Novels
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The Water of the Hills. Jean de Florette & Manon of the Springs: Two Novels

By PAGNOL, Marcel

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 440pp. Translated from the French by W.E. van Heyningen. Textblock edges lightly foxed, else fine in a lightly rubbed and lightly spine-sunned, near fine dustwrapper. Scarce.

$65.00

Reflections on Espionage: The Question of Cupcake [in] Poetry Magazine, November 1974

By (HOLLANDER, John)

Chicago, Illinois: Poetry, 1974. Softcover. Very Good. Volume CXXV, Number 2. Printed wrappers. Octavo. 119pp. Cover by R. Williams. Spine and bottom edge sunned, spine lightly worn, a very good copy. The first appearance of John Hollander's long poem "Reflections on Espionage: The Question of Cupcake," which would be published in book form in 1976.

$20.00

Constant Defender
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Constant Defender

By TATE, James

New York: Ecco Press, 1983. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, wrappered issue. Wrappers showing some wear, remainder mark on bottom edge, a very good copy.

$18.00

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