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Florry of Washington Heights

By KATZ, Steve

Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1987. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 206pp. Fine/fine. Perfect and pristine first edition of this Bildungsroman life in upper Manhattan before World War Two. Tenth volume in this publisher's "New American Fiction Series."

$25.00

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

By BROOKS, Max

New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine and beige textured paper over boards with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 342pp. Fine/fine. A pristine, tight later printing of this fiction turned to blockbuster Brad Pitt film, signed huge and sloppy by Brooks in black marker on the title page.

$55.00

For Whom the Cloche Tolls: A Scrap-Book of the Twenties

By WILSON, Angus, and JULLIAN, Philippe

London: Methuen, 1953. Hardcover. Wide 16mo. Pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 75pp. Frontispiece, extensive line drawings. Very good/very good. Binding a tad edgeworn; jacket lightly edgeworn, with several small edge chips. A tight and attractive reprint edition of this novel in diary form parodying 1920s life by the noted English short story writer and novelist (1913-91).

$25.00

Their Own Apartment
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Their Own Apartment

By ALDIS, Dorothy

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1935. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Green checkered cloth with paper spine label. 240pp. Very good. Endpapers a tad age toned, else tight, bright and nice. First edition of this novel about a newlywed adjusting to in-laws in a Lake Shore Drive apartment, boldly signed and inscribed by the author in black ink on front flyleaf: "For Kitty with love, / Dorothy." Aldis (1896-1966), nicknamed "The Poet Laureate of Young Children," is a Chicago author mainly remembered for her volumes of children's poetry; this was her second foray into fiction. Surprisingly uncommon.

$55.00

The Ship That Died of Shame & Other Stories

By MONSARRAT, Nicholas

London: Cassell & Company, 1959. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. ix, 228pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and quite nice with dramatic front jacket graphics.

$35.00

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

By BROOKS, Max

New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine and beige textured paper over boards with copper spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 342pp. Fine/fine. A pristine, tight later printing of this fiction turned to blockbuster Brad Pitt film, signed huge and sloppy by Brooks in black marker on the title page.

$55.00

Eustace Chisholm and the Works

By PURDY, James

London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 241pp. Fine/near fine. A superb, bright, tight first U.K. edition of this Chicago-set fiction.

$35.00

Reinhart's Women

By BERGER, Thomas

New York: Delacorte Press, 1981. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 296pp. Fine/near fine. Tight and handsome first edition of the fourth volume in the series that began with "Crazy in Berlin."

$25.00

Cabot Wright Begins
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Cabot Wright Begins

By PURDY, James

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 228pp. Very good/very good. Some mild inoffensive discoloration to top cloth portions; jacket faintly edgeworn and mildly age toned. First edition, tight and nice, of this humorous criticism of modern American values, enlivened by a cast of eccentrics. From the library of academic and literary critic Joseph J. Waldmeir (1923-2013), with the original 4-page unsigned typescript of his review of Purdy's 1959 novel "Malcolm," 8½" X 11", n.p., n.y. Very good. Where this review was published is not clear -- possibly in Waldmeir's 1963 "Recent American Fiction: Some Critical Views," possibly in an academic journal.

$55.00

Blues Lessons
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Blues Lessons

By HELLENGA, Robert

New York: Scribner, 2002. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue paper over boards with metallic blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 330pp. Very good/fine. Several inoffensive stray marks on rear board. Pristine, tight first edition of this fiction set in Appleton, Michigan in the 1950s. Handsomely signed and inscribed by the author in black ink in his calligraphic script on the title page: "To Allen -- / (fellow Romantic) / Bob Hellenga."

$50.00

Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping
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Stolen Away: A Novel of the Lindbergh Kidnapping

By COLLINS, Max Allan

New York: Bantam Books, 1991. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 516pp. Near fine/fine. Faintest of age toning to page edges only, else tight and fine. A superb, handsome first edition of this historical fiction, boldly signed in full by Collins in black ballpoint on title page. Rather uncommon, especially in such pristine condition.

$150.00

The Winthrop Covenant
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The Winthrop Covenant

By AUCHINCLOSS, Louis

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 246pp. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. Handsome and tight first edition of this multi-generational family saga that begins with the Massachusetts Bay Colony and follows up beyond the Civil War. Huge, bold Auchincloss signature in black ballpoint on an inner flyleaf. Kroch's & Brentano's "First Edition Circle" bookmark laid in.

$40.00

Chilly Scenes of Winter
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Chilly Scenes of Winter

By BEATTIE, Ann

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth spine with silver lettering and light grey paper over boards, dust jacket. 280pp. Very good/very good. Faintest of binding and jacket edgewear. Wonderfully tight and attractive first edition of Beattie's first novel. A romantic comedy film version titled "Head Over Heels" was released in 1979 (re-released in 1982 with different ending and book's title), and this unusual copy bears signatures of five of the cast members tipped to the front flyleaf (recto and verso), each on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card and all fine. Front flyleaf: JOHN HEARD, who plays "Charles" (1946-2017,) in black ballpoint, who adds "Thank you / and Good Luck, / Your Pal"; KENNETH McMILLAN, who plays "Pete" (1932-89), in blue fineline, who adds "Aug 1, 1982." Front flyleaf verso: MARK METCALF, who plays "Ox" (born 1946), in blue ballpoint, who adds "28 July '86"; PETE RIEGERT, who plays "Sam" (born 1947), in black fineline, who adds "11/22/81"; and GRIFFIN DUNNE, who plays "Dr. Mark" (born 1955), in blue ballpoint, who adds "5/16/89." (Laid in are the perfect bookmarks: These signatures' five original transmittal envelopes.) A lovely, extra-illustrated first edition of this uncommon title.

$100.00

Something Happened
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Something Happened

By HELLER, Joseph

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 569pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. A tight and quite nice first edition of the second novel by the famed "Catch-22" novelist (1923-99), signed boldly by him in black ink on the front flyleaf. Kroch's & Brentano's "First Edition Circle" bookmark laid in.

$55.00

Cockpit
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Cockpit

By KOSINSKI, Jerzy

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt and silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 248pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn and age toned; small inoffensive mar on inner flyleaf from sticker removal. Tight and attractive first edition of this novel by the Polish-American writer (1933-91) who committed suicide. Large and bold on the front flyleaf, he pens "with every best wish" and signs in black marker.

$55.00

Runaway: Stories
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Runaway: Stories

By MUNRO, Alice

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. Hardcover. 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 335pp. Fine/fine. Small ownership signature/date on front pastedown. A pristine, tight first edition of this short story collection by the Canadian Nobel Prize winner.

$30.00

Road to Perdition
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Road to Perdition

By COLLINS, Max Allan

New York: Paradox Press, 1998. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. 294pp. Extensaive illustrations. Near fine. Very scarce first edition of the graphic novel upon which the 2002 Tom Hanks/Paul Newman mobster film was based. The author's personal copy, signed boldly by him in full in black ballpoint on the title page. NOT the common edition issued after the film's release with blurb plugging the movie, but the surprisingly scarce true first edition with Donald Westrlake blurb on front wrapper.

$150.00

Sweet Salt

By GOODSON, Felix E.

Rutherford: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1976. Hardcover. Small 4to. Pale blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 295pp. Near fine/very good. Light jacket edgewear, with small chips at head of spine. A tight and most attractive first edition of Goodson's first novel, a fictionalized tale of his actual experiences as an American soldier in a WW2 Japanese prisoner of war camp and aboard a prison ship.

$25.00

The Deep Six

By DIBNER, Martin

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1953. Hardcover. 8vo. Pale blue cloth with blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 321pp. Very good/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn, with chip at head of spine and couple of archivally closed (on verso) edge tears. A tight and quite attractive first edition of this (to cite front jacket panel) "New Novel of Violence and Action at Sea" set in the Aleutians during World War Two.

$25.00

My House Is on Fire

By DORFMAN, Ariel

New York: The Viking Press, 1990. Paperback. Translation by George Shivers. 8vo. Stiff light blue wrappers. 167pp. Near fine. A tight and scarce uncorrected proof of the U.S. first edition.

$25.00

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