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cover of “…And Some Were Human”

“…And Some Were Human”

by Del Rey, Lester

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Published
1948
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Very Good-
Edition
First
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First edition, first state of title page with 1948 date and dark blue binding. Octavo. B/W drawings by Sol Levin; dust jacket design by Tschirky. Original gilt stamped dark blue cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped; few small chips). Very good. 331 pages. Signed and inscribed on half-title page by Del Rey to Science Fiction author Charles Tanner: "To Charles Tanner. Thanks for… Read more
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cover of Trumpeter Fred: A Story of the Plains

Trumpeter Fred: A Story of the Plains

by King, Charles

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Published
1896
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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£115.09

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First edition. Octavo. Illustrated with seven b/w plates by G. W. B; frontispiece portrait. Original red pictorial cloth stamped in gold, red and black of standing Trumpeter, t.e.g. No dust jacket. Very good (slight lean). 201 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Wright 3118
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cover of Night Has a Thousand Eyes

Night Has a Thousand Eyes

by Hopley, George

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Published
1945
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Very Good-
Edition
First
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£38.36

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First edition. Octavo. Original blue cloth stamped in silver. No dust jacket. Very good (spine slightly faded). 301 pages. Signature of Leona Elliott on front free endpaper. Hagen page 197: Written under the pseudonym of George Hopley, by Cornell Woolrich. Filmed in 1948 by Paramount, directed by John Farrow, with an all-star cast including Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce,… Read more
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cover of Typed Letter Signed (in pencil)

Typed Letter Signed (in pencil)

by Wodehouse, P. G.

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Published
1934
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Very Good-
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One page, 8 ¾" x 7". Low Wood, Le Touquet, France, October 25, 1934. Very good (minor correction in text; small tears at edges of folds). This was Wodehouse's first year in Le Touquet. He would stay here until he was arrested in June, 1940, by the Germans. He was placed in an internment camp. He was later allowed to make… Read more
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cover of Unpublished Letters of Dean Swift

Unpublished Letters of Dean Swift

by Hill, George Birkbeck

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Published
1899
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Very Good-
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First
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First edition. Octavo. 14 b/w illustrations. Original gilt stamped red cloth, t.e.g. No dust jacket. Very good (spine faded; small stain on rear). 269 pages. Heraldic bookplates of Caroli E. Doble and Cleric Vincent Lloyd Russell. Signed and inscribed on half title: C. E. Doble from the author. Published by The Gresham Press, Unwin Brothers, Woking and London.
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cover of Poemes

Poemes

by Douglas, Lord Alfred

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Published
1896
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£677.74

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First edition, ordinary paper issue. Small octavo. Frontispiece portrait of Douglas by Walter Spindler. Original cream wrappers, glassine dust wrapper (just a trifle chipped), edges uncut. Very good. 191 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Enclosed in tan cloth slipcase with leather label. Douglas first book was a translation from the French of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1894. Poems is unusual in… Read more
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cover of Auriola; or The Magic of Love, A Fairy Tale

Auriola; or The Magic of Love, A Fairy Tale

by Hungerford, James

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Published
1871
Condition
Good-
Edition
First
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£140.66

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First edition. Octavo. Original printed wrappers with added watercolor design. No dust jacket. Good (back wrapper with large chip on upper corner; spine chipped). 53 pages. No signatures or bookplates. James Edward Hungerford (1814-1883), novelist and poet. Editor of the Southern Home Journal.
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cover of Oscar Wilde: Irish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century

Oscar Wilde: Irish Poets and Poetry of the Nineteenth Century

by Pepper, Robert D.

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Published
1972
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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£80.99

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First edition. Large octavo. Original mauve cloth stamped in gilt. Seven illustrations; two photographs. No dust jacket. Very good. 45 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Prospectus, original invoice and invitation laid in loose. One of 500 copies. Printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy.
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cover of Moore Versus Harris. An Intimate Correspondence between George Moore and Frank Harris…

Moore Versus Harris. An Intimate Correspondence between George Moore and Frank Harris…

by Wilde, Oscar

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Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited
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£38.36

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Tall octavo. Illustrations by Max Beerbohm and Claude Lovat Fraser and facsimiles. Original black cloth stamped in gilt. No dust jacket. Very good. 16 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Number 549 of 1,000 copies. Introduction by Guido Bruno. Small book seller label.
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cover of Don. The Story of a Lion Dog

Don. The Story of a Lion Dog

by Grey, Zane

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Published
1928
Condition
Good+
Edition
First
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First edition, later printing (D-D, April, 1929). Small octavo. Color frontispiece and four b/w full page illustrations by Kurt Wiese, and seven b/w vignettes in the text. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black, pictorial endpapers, top edge is red. No dust jacket. Good. 69 pages. No signatures or bookplates.
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cover of The Yale Review: A National Quarterly, July, 1927

The Yale Review: A National Quarterly, July, 1927

by Frost, Robert

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Published
1927
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Very Good-
Edition
First
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£102.30

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First edition. Octavo. Edited by Wilbur Cross. Original blue printed wrappers pages 625 – 832. Complete issue. No dust jacket. Very good (short tear). Contains four poems by Frost: "Tree at My Window," "The Mina Bird," "The Rose Family," "The Common Fate." Also, Edith Wharton's "The Great American Novel."
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cover of Music and Bad Manners

Music and Bad Manners

by Van Vechten, Carl

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Published
1916
Condition
Fair
Edition
First
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£251.49

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First edition. Octavo. Original boards with spine and cover labels. No dust jacket. Fair (rubbed; two chips to front boards; joints rubbed). 246 pages + 2 page ads. Author's second book. Signed and inscribed on front free endpaper to The Baroness de Meyer "For The Baroness de Meyer, With profound admiration. Carlo Van Vechten. November 20 – 1916 New York." An important… Read more
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cover of Stealthy Steve: The Six-Eyed Sleuth His Quest of The Big Blue Diamond

Stealthy Steve: The Six-Eyed Sleuth His Quest of The Big Blue Diamond

by Newkirk, Newton

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Published
1904
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£72.46

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First edition, November, 1904. Octavo. Original blue pictorial cloth. Illustrated by the author. No dust jacket. Very good (lettering on spine a bit rubbed). 172 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Not located in Barzun or Hagen.
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cover of The Present Problem

The Present Problem

by Bolton, Sarah Knowles

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Published
1874
Condition
Good+
Edition
First
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£311.16

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First edition. Octavo. Original gilt stamped green cloth. No dust jacket. Good (few stains on front and rear covers; pages 117-118; 157-158; 161-164 with chips to upper page covers, text is not affected). 167 pages. No signatures or bookplates. A temperance novel advocating equal rights for women. Wright 320.
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cover of Unrequited Self-Love

Unrequited Self-Love

by Van der Kar, Josef

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Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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£63.94

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First edition. Square octavo. Two page introduction by Bernard Mayes. Seventeen illustrations. Original tan pictorial cloth stamped in brown with design in orange. Two page foreword by Josef Van der Kar. No dust jacket. Fine. 103 pages. Number 104 of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author and printed by Padraic J. Cohee.
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cover of The Cicadas

The Cicadas

by Huxley, Aldous

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Published
1931
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First
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£85.25

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First English edition. Octavo. Original brown cloth, printed paper label. Dust jacket (unclipped; some fading to spine). Very good. 63 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Extra spine label tipped-in. Printed by T. and A. Constable Ltd., Edinburgh.
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cover of Bacon’s Essays and Colours of Good and Evil. With Notes and Glossarial Index

Bacon’s Essays and Colours of Good and Evil. With Notes and Glossarial Index

by Bacon, Francis

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Published
1926
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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£319.69

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First edition thus. Small octavo. Preface by W. A. Wright. Full blue morocco by Riviere and Son, with elaborate gilt stamped grape and leaves design, a.e.g. Fine, fresh. 388 pages. Printed by Richard Clay and Sons.
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cover of Frank Harris: In Memoriam Fragments From His New York Days

Frank Harris: In Memoriam Fragments From His New York Days

by Bruno, Guido, et.al.

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Published
1933
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First
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£31.97

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First edition thus. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait by Joseph Simpson. Original stiff yellow wrappers, letter in black. No dust jacket. Very good. 36 pages. Includes contributions by George B. Shaw, Walter Kingsley, Guido Bruno. One of 450 copies, not numbered. From the library of noted "Gone With The Wind" Hollywood director George Cukor with his Paul Landacre Bookplate on the front pastedown.
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cover of Sonnets, By Mary Craig Sinclair

Sonnets, By Mary Craig Sinclair

by Sinclair, Upton

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Published
1925
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
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£25.58

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First edition. 6 ½" x 4 ¼". Original stiff wrappers. No dust jacket. Very good (text browned due to paper quality). 39 pages. Gottesman A1013 – four page preface by Upton Sinclair. This copy is autographed on front cover: "Happy New Year to you all, Mary Craig Sinclair."
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cover of Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions by Frank Harris

Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions by Frank Harris

by Wilde, Oscar

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Condition
Very Good
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£106.56

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ca. 1930. Publisher's four page sales brochure with order form for the Frank Harris book. Very good. Includes "Critical Comment" by Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Theodore Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, and The Chicago Tribune.
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