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Tenting Tonight

by ("HARVEST OF STARS" -- "THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PROGRAM")

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Published
1945
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$95.00

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New York: NBC Network, 1945. Small 4to (8½" X 11"). Mimeographed typescript (rectos only), single staple at upper left. (1p), 13pp. Very good. Mildly edgeworn and lightly age toned, mainly to top leaf, which shows minor staple rust and single small stain. "Harvest of Stars" was a weekly concert radio series aired on NBC and CBS between 1945 and… Read more
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Paris: Editions Casterman, 1926. Paperback. 4to. Stiff red pictorial wrappers. 300pp, (2pp). Illustrations, line drawings. Very good. Outer wrapper typically rather edgeworn, with spine a bit sunned; text block moderately, evenly age toned as usual. Attractive softbound first French edition of this biography of the French cavalry officer turnedAfrican explorer/geographer and finally Catholic priest, living among the Tuareg tribe… Read more
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Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1995. Hardcover. 4to. Full grey leatherette with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 180pp. Extensive color illustrations, maps, pictorial endpapers. Fine/fine. Handsome first trade edition -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to inner flyleaf is a great content Typed Letter Signed from Robertson, 1p, 8" X 10½", Washington, DC, 24 February 1965. Addressed to noted Lincoln/Civil… Read more
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$100.00
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Ginger's Gems

by (ROGERS, Ginger)

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Published
1951
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$25.00

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Elizabeth, NJ: The Ginger Rogers Club, 1951. Paperback. 4to. Pictorial wrappers, stapled. 15pp (rectos only). Line drawing. Very good. Faint wear to outer wrappers only, esle internally fine. Interesting, attractive copy of the November-December 1951 issue ( Vol. 17, No. 3) of this fan newsletter, mimeographed and typed two-column format. Their final issue, with a contribution from Rogers in… Read more
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The Confidential Clerk

by ELIOT, T.S.

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Published
1954
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$175.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1954. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 159pp, (1pp). Near fine/very good. Typically sunned spine to otherwise sharp jacket. Quite attractive, tight first U.S. edition of this comic verse play -- with choice autograph addition: Tipped to front flyleaf is the signature of one of the lead actors from… Read more
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Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1951. Hardcover. 12mo. Navy blue cloth with gilt spine lettering. xliii, 378p. Near fine. Later printing of this early work (first published 1928) from the prolific pen of this three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and maritime historian (1887-1976) -- with choice autograph addition: Expertly inlaid onto front flyleaf is a heavy stock 5½"… Read more
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$75.00
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Under the Lilacs

by ALCOTT, Louisa May

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Published
1895
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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1895. Hardcover. 16mo. Brown cloth with ornate gilt and black lettering, rules and decorations. 305pp, (6pp ads). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, 3 full-page pllates, floral endpapers. Near fine. Superbly tight and handsome later printing, from this publisher's large "Louisa M. Alcott's Writings" series. These popular later printings are often found in sad and saggy condition -- this lovely… Read more
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The Gingerbread Boy

by WEHR, Julian

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Published
1943
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$45.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1943. Hardcover. 8vo. Pictorial paper over boards with blue plastic comb binding. (22pp). Numerous color illustrations (6 moveable). Very good. Boards a bit edgeworn and rubbed, with spine rather rough and chipped but no comb teeth lacking; internally clean and nice. Early printing of this charming moveable text, with all six moveable… Read more
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Las Paradojas de Mr. Pond

by CHESTERTON, Gilbert K.

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Published
1943
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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Espasa-Calpe, 1943. Paperback. 16mo. Stiff wrappers, pictorial dust jacket. 156pp. Very good/very good. Text block moderately, evenly age toned throughout; jacket a bit edgeworn, with chips at head and tail of spine. Attractive second edition of the Argentinian Spanish-language edition of Chesterton's final, posthumously-published collection of detective tales (first published in England in 1937 as "The… Read more
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Le Roman Psychologique de Virginia Woolf

by DELATTRE, Floris

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Published
1932
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$95.00

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Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 1932. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Stiff tan printed wrappers with flaps. 268pp. Very good. Outer wrappers (only) mildly age toned and spine a tad darkened, else tight -- and internally bright and fine. Attractive first edition of this study awarded the Marcelin Guerin prize by the Academie Francoise in 1933. Delattre (1880-1950) was a writer,… Read more
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Manalive

by CHESTERTON, G.K.

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Published
1912
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London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1912. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Purple blind-embossed cloth with gilt spine lettering. 383pp. Color frontispiece, pictorial endpapers. Very good. Faintest of edgewear, with spine darkened but gilt still bright -- else tight and internally fine. Quite nice first edition of this early Chesterton novel, the exploits of eccentric Innocent Smith.
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The Poetry of T.S. Eliot

by WILLIAMSON, Hugh Ross

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Published
1932
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$75.00

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London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1932. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with paper spine label, dust jacket. 187pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit rubbed and spine-sunned, with tiny chips at upper corners and spine head. Quite tight and attractive first edition of this prolific writer/critic/historian/Anglican priest's first book. Quite uncommon in the jacket.
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1954. Hardcover. Small 4to. Beige cloth with brown lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 128pp. Frontispiece, extensive illustrations. Fine/very good. Faint jacket wear only, with small abrasion at lower right of rear panel; front flyleaf ownership signature. First edition, tight and sharp. Edmund Hillary contributes the concluding chapter of this heavily-pictorial account.
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Chesterton and G.K.'s Weekly

by HERBOLD, Anthony Everett

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Published
1972
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Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1972. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff navy blue wrappers with paper label. 111, 376pp (rectos only). Near fine. Spine very faintly sunned, else tight and nice. First and likely sole printing of this 1963 University of Michigan doctoral dissertation, published in this typed double-spaced rectos-only format. Dissertations in this format tend to be published in extremely small… Read more
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To the End of the World

by WHITE, Helen C.

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Published
1939
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1939. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 675pp. Very good/very good. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with chips at tail of faintly-sunned spine. Quite handsome and tight first edition of White's third novel, a hefty historical fiction set a decade prior to the French Revolution in the Abbey of Cluny. White signs… Read more
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One Thing and Another: A Book of Essays

by MOORE, Charles Forrest

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Published
1924
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New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1924. Hardcover. Introduction by Dr. Frank Crane. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with paper label and beige paper over boards. 260pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Near fine. Lovely and tight first edition of this eclectic writings on anything and everything by the noted and well-versed jurist (1863-1932).
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Letters of Richard Fox 1486-1527

by FOX, Richard

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Published
1929
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Oxford: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1929. Hardcover. Edited by P.S. Allen and H.M. Allen. 8vo. White paper over boards with gilt spine lettering and front board device. xvi, (4pp), 180pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, tissue-guarded plates. Uncut. Very good. Binding clean and nice but typically a tad age toned; bit of mild occasional foxing; neat 1929 ownership signature on front… Read more
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The Little Green Door: A Cap Hank Story

by CLINTON, Charles T.

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Published
1938
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Akron: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1938. Hardcover. Illustrations by Henry Muheim. 32mo. Glossy pictorial paper over boards. 394pp), (2pp ads). Illustrations. Very good. Mildest of edgewear; nonauthorial gift inscription on front flyleaf; text block lightly, evenly age toned. A tight, attractive first edition of No. 1148 in the "Little Big Book" series (spinoff from the popular "Big Little Book"… Read more
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Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

by PERCY, Walker

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780374191665
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$40.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with silver lettering and grey paper over boards, dust jacket. 262pp. Near fine/near fine. A wonderfully handsome and bright first edition of this bizarre self-help parody.
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A Tourist in Spite of Himself

by NEWTON, A. Edward

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Published
1930
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1930. Hardcover. Illustrations by Gluyas Williams. 8vo. Green cloth with black lettering and pictorial stamping. viii, 252pp. Frontispiecew, numerous line drawings. Near fine. Handsome first trade edition of the famed American book collector's humorous, bibliophilic travels around the world.
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