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Lunar Caustic

by Lowry, Malcolm

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First printing, wraps issue
Published
1963
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. First printing, wraps issue. 78 pp., 4.24 x 7 inches. Perfect bound in plain card covers, with dust-jacket. Edited by Earle Birney and Margerie Lowry, with a foreword by Conrad Knickerbocker. First printing of this reissue. Cape Editions 13. Dust-jacket edgeworn and with small faint stains; otherwise very good.
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The Waters Reglitterized

by Miller, Henry

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First edition
Published
1950
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n.p.: John Kidis, 1950. First edition. (47) pp., 6 x 9 inches. Saddle-stapled into printed card covers. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being number 3). With four black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Miller, and a photographic frontispiece (a portrait of Emil Schnellock). Full title: The Waters Reglitterized: The Subject of Water Color in Some of Its More Liquid… Read more about this item
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“The Barber” in New Signatures I: A Selection of College Writing
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“The Barber” in New Signatures I: A Selection of College Writing

by O’Connor, Flannery

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Edition
First printing
Published
1947
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Prairie City, IL: Press of James A. Decker, 1947. First printing. 178 pp., 5.25 x 8 inches. Cloth over boards. Light wear to extremities of cloth, rubbing to cover and spine lettering; tasteful bookplate on front pastedown and age-toning to page edges, otherwise very good. Flannery O’Connor's first book appearance, a short story published while she was a student… Read more about this item
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The Children of Sanchez
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The Children of Sanchez

by Zavattini, Cesare and Hall Bartlett

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First printing
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n.d. (1977)
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Los Angeles: Hall Bartlett Films, n.d. (1977). First printing. 195 pp., 8.5 x 11 inches. A specially bound copy of the script for the 1978 film The Children of Sanchez, produced, co-written, and directed by Hall Bartlett. Inside the front cover a small bookbinder’s label shows that the book was bound by Ronnie Gousman in Hollywood. Save for… Read more about this item
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A Nest of Ninnies

A Nest of Ninnies

by Ashbery, John and James Schuyler

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Edition
First edition
Published
1969
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New York: Dutton, 1969. First edition. 146 pp., 5.75 x 11 inches. Uncorrected proof, in plastic comb binding and printed card covers. Slight sunning to covers and mild rumpling to edges, otherwise very good and internally fine. A very uncommon state of this collaborative novel, reprinted several times since the original edition. This copy from the library of Joseph… Read more about this item
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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays
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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

by Mencken, Henry L.

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Edition
First printing
Published
1905
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Boston: John W. Luce & Co., 1905. First printing. 107 pp., 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Cloth over boards, with printed cover and spine labels. Light wear to extremities, and scattered faint marks to cloth; light soiling to cover label, otherwise intact and bright; darkening and edge-chipping to spine label, still quite legible. Internally very good, save for a tape… Read more about this item
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Songs of the Sierras
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Songs of the Sierras

by Miller, Joaquin

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First U.S. edition
Published
1871
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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First U.S. edition. 5 x 7 inches, 299 pp. Printed cloth over boards. Hinges cracked, cloth mottled, wear and small losses to crown and foot of spine; a good copy only. With folded check laid in (see comments following). The check laid into this copy of Miller’s best-known book represents an intriguing literary mystery. Made… Read more about this item
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A Long Day in November
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A Long Day in November

by Gaines, Ernest J.

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Edition
First printing
Published
1971
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New York: Dial Press, 1971. First printing. 134 pp., 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Perfect-bound in printed card covers, with printed dust-jacket. Drawings by Don Bolognese. Uncorrected galleys for this early young adult title, published the same year as the author’s Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. The book is set on a sharecropper plantation much like the one where Gaines… Read more about this item
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How I Became One of the Invisible
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How I Became One of the Invisible

by Rattray, David

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First edition thus
Published
2019
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Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2019. First edition thus. 423 pp., 5.25 x 8 inches. Perfect-bound in printed wrappers. Edited by Chris Kraus; expanded and with an introduction by Robert Dewhurst; afterword by Rachel Kushner. Essays by poet, translator, and polymath David Rattray. Initially best known for his translations of Antonin Artaud, Rattray has developed a steadily growing audience for his… Read more about this item
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The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten, 1913-1946 (2 volumes)

by Stein, Gertrude, & Carl Van Vechten; edited by Edward Burns

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Edition
First edition
Published
1986
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9780231063081
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New York: Columbia University Press, 1986. First edition. 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 901 pp. (in two volumes). Cloth over boards in printed dust-jackets. With list of illustrations, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, text of the letters, two appendices ("The First Meeting of Gertrude Stein and Carl Van Vechten" and "An Unpublished Portrait of Carl Van Vechten by Gertrude Stein"), list of… Read more about this item
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Saint Glinglin

by Queneau, Raymond. Translated with an Introduction by James Sallis

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Used - Very Fine
Jacket Condition
As New
Edition
First printing
Published
1993
Binding
Cloth
ISBN
9781564780270
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Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1993. First printing. Cloth. Very Fine/As New. 8vo, 169 pp. A novel. Tiny stray ink mark on fore-edge, otherwise As New in like jacket.
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Postcards

by Proulx, E. Annie

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As New
Jacket Condition
As New
Edition
First printing
Published
1992
Binding
1/4 cloth
ISBN
9780684187181
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New York: Scribner's, 1992. First printing. 1/4 cloth. As New/As New. 8vo, 308 pp.
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Lost Ghabals of the 1st Century Persian Poet Harun abu-Hatim al-Farskin Recently Discovered

by Peters, Robert

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Used - Near Fine
Published
n.d.
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Single folded sheet
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N.p., n.d.. Single folded sheet. Near Fine. Account of an imaginary discovery purporting to be reprinted from the "Journal of Lost Verse." Exterior fold sunned.
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Paul Carroll Interviewed by John Logan

by Carroll, Paul, and John Logan

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First printing
Published
n.d. [ca. 1965]
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Stapled Wraps
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Tucson: Interview Press, n.d. [ca. 1965]. First printing. Stapled Wraps. Near Fine. 12mo, 20 2p. Wrappers lightly handled.
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The Scorpions

by Kelly, Robert

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Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Fair
Edition
First printing
Published
1967
Binding
Boards
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1967. First printing. Boards. Very Good/Fair. 8vo, 188 pp. Spine slightly cocked, tiny nick at head of spine, page edges tanned. Jacket stained, edgeworn.
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The Gold Bug Variations

by Powers, Richard

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Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First printing
Published
1991
Binding
Boards
ISBN
9780688098919
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New York: William Morrow, 1991. First printing. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo, 639 pp. Head of spine slightly pulled, very minor edgewear to jacket.
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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

by Murakami, Haruki. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum

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Used - About Fine
Jacket Condition
About Fine
Edition
First American edition
Published
1989
Binding
1/4 cloth
ISBN
9780870119057
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Tokyo and New York: Kodansha, 1989. First American edition. 1/4 cloth. About Fine/About Fine. 8vo, 299 pp. Very slight touch of sunning to edges of boards and faint tanning to jacket flaps, but a lovely copy.
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Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago [signed]

by Miller, Henry

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Used - Fine
Edition
Limited edition
Published
1976
Binding
Cloth
ISBN
9780884960522
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Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1976. Limited edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo, 138 pp. No. 214 of 250 specially-bound, numbered copies, signed by the author. In chipped clear acetate jacket.
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The Third Body

by Cixous, Helene. Translated by Keith Cohen

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As New
Jacket Condition
As New
Edition
First American edition
Published
1999
Binding
Boards
ISBN
9780810116870
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Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999. First American edition. Boards. As New/As New. 8vo, 161 pp.
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Campo Santo

by Sebald, W. G. Translated by Anthea Bell

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As New
Jacket Condition
As New
Edition
First printing
Published
2005
Binding
Boards
ISBN
9781400062294
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New York: Random House, 2005. First printing. Boards. As New/As New. 8vo, 221 pp.
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