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cover of Catch-22: A Dramatization

Catch-22: A Dramatization

by HELLER, Joseph

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Published
1973
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SIGNED by Joseph Heller (1923–1999). Catch–22. [New York: Dell Publishing Co., 1973]. 8vo. Illustrated from photographs of the first play directed by Larry Arrick at the John Drew Theatre. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers. FIRST DELTA EDITION, SIGNED BY HELLER on half–title. Joseph Heller's full-length comedy, adapted from his iconic first novel. The story is set in World War II and… Read more
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cover of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

by Williams, Tennessee

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Published
1945
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Very Good+
Edition
First
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SIGNED First Edition, one of only 5000 first printing copies of this high spot of twentieth century drama. With The Glass Menagerie, Williams set out to create a new kind of "Plastic Theatre," a highly expressionistic language of the stage to replace what he saw as the stale conventions of realism. In theatrical terms, Williams's approach has been called Brechtian:… Read more
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cover of A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

by WILLIAMS, Tenessee

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Published
1947
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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SIGNED by Tenessee Williams (no personalization) on the front flyleaf, a highly collectible first edition copy, one of only 5080 copies, of his Pulitzer Prize winning drama of faded, promiscuous Blanche DuBois vs her brutally sexy brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, still celebrated 75 years after its Broadway opening as one of the finest achievements in the American theatre. A highspot of… Read more
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cover of Autograph manuscript: A Teenage Eunuch Named Sporus Becomes Empress Of Rome Under Nero’s Rule

Autograph manuscript: A Teenage Eunuch Named Sporus Becomes Empress Of Rome Under Nero’s Rule

by DUMAS, Alexandre

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Unpublished Manuscript by Alexandre Dumas pere, author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, often called the greatest French Romantic novelist.. "He had great gifts of narrative and dialogue, a powerful imagination… [and] a genius for seizing the situations and characters that would best render historical atmosphere. He wrote with unflagging gusto and an instinctive conviction… that… Read more
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cover of Prefaces by Bernard Shaw

Prefaces by Bernard Shaw

by SHAW, George Bernard

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Published
1934
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Near Fine
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First
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First Edition of the collected, highly celebrated prefaces to his plays by George Bernard Shaw, from Major Barbara and Mrs. Warren's Profession to Saint Joan and Pygmalion. These prefaces, Shaw writes, are "quite journalistic in character, and cover a period of nearly thirty years." Shaw continues: "You may well ask me why I took the trouble to write them. I… Read more
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cover of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by FOER, JONATHAN Safron

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Published
2005
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Fine
Edition
First
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£107.03

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SIGNED by Foer on the Limitation Page. #489 of 1000 copies. Fine in a lightly bumped slipcase. "Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living." Basis for the 2011 film starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Max von Sydow. Book#Cv2117. $128. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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cover of Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

by DICKENS, Charles [BOZ]

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Published
1838
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Very Good
Edition
First
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£8,362.00

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SIGNED on a laid in paper bearing only Dickens' clear signature, First Edition of his immortal Oliver Twist, the first Victorian novel with a child protagonist. First published as a serial from 1837 to 1839 and released as a three-volume book on November 9, 1838 before the serialization ended. 3 vols. Volume one with the plate list inserted after title… Read more
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Leaves of Grass

by WHITMAN, Walt

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Published
1889
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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£10,452.50

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SIGNED by Walt Whitman in commemoration of his 70th birthday. Banned by American bookshops and libraries for its explicit sexual imagery. One of only 300 copies of Whitman's 70 birthday edition of Leaves of Grass, Whitman s literary masterpiece, "America's second Declaration of Independence" (PMM, 342). With six portraits of Whitman, including the famous original mounted frontispiece photograph with a… Read more
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cover of Confessions of a Mask

Confessions of a Mask

by MISHIMA, Yukio

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Published
1958
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Fine
Edition
First
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£157.21

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"In 'Confessions of a Mask', a literary artist of delicate sensibility and startling candor has chosen to write for the few rather than the many" (The New York Times). Fine First English language edition of Mishima's tale of a young Japanese adolescent boy tormented by his burgeoning attraction to men, "wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to… Read more
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cover of The Love Letters of Mark Twain  Signed Twice

The Love Letters of Mark Twain Signed Twice

by TWAIN, Mark

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Published
1949
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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£12,124.90

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"There are no more" [signed copies] (Harper Collins). Twice- SIGNED by Mark Twain! It is my strong conviction that, married to you, I would never desire to roam again while I lived." Beautiful, Rare copy of THE LOVE LETTERS OF MARK TWAIN, WITH HIS DOUBLE SIGNATURE. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949. Tall octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket,… Read more
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cover of And the Mountains Roared

And the Mountains Roared

by HOSSEINI, Khaled

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Published
2013
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As New
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SIGNED on title page by the author, an As New First Edition copy of Hosseini's third bestseller in a beautiful As New jacket. A father's decision to sell his three-year-old daughter to a childless couple in Kabul ties the various narratives of the novel together. You won't find a better signed copy! Book #Pv3352. $58. We specialize in Rare Ayn… Read more
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cover of For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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£330.30

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Still Sealed in Shrink Wrap! EXTREMELY SCARCE in New Condition. An exact facsimile copy of the first edition of For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, first published in 1940 with an approximate print run of 75,000. Both book and jacket are precise copies of the original. The only indicator that this is a facsimile is a small block… Read more
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cover of American Psycho

American Psycho

by ELLIS, Bret Easton

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Published
2015
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New
Edition
First
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SIGNED, still in Publisher's Shrink Wrap. "Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?" A perfect Signed Limited Edition Easton Press copy of one of the most highly collectible novels of the late 20 Century. American Psycho turns 30 this year and shows no signs of slowing down. Bound in fine genuine leather, this utterly flawless, library-quality… Read more
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cover of The Big Kill  Signed First Page

The Big Kill Signed First Page

by SPILLANE, Mickey

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"I ain't a lady either so buy me a drink." The first page of Spillane's novel, SIGNED by Spillane. Presumed to be a fair copy, i.e., a copy intended for the printer, with no marginalia or emendations, conforming to the published version of the text. Fine. Book #Pv2202. $298. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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cover of Goodbye Columbus

Goodbye Columbus

by ROTH, Phillip

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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Twice-SIGNED by author Phillip Roth, on the cover and on the page where the story appears. Also signed by National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen, co-founder and editor of the Paris Review. First Appearance in print of Roth's Goodbye Columbus in The Paris Review, Autumn-Winter 1958-59. "How can I describe loving Brenda? It was so sweet, as though I d… Read more
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cover of Breeder

Breeder

by CLEGG, Douglas

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Published
2002
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First
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SIGNED in publisher's Original Slipcase (often missing). Perfect Clegg Collectible. First Edition of Breeder, one of 26 Lettered copies, in original publisher's protective SLIPCASE, both in flawless, Library Quality condition. SIGNED by Douglas Clegg, Edward Lee and Canigli on a special page. Additionally, this copy is signed by publisher Larry Roberts, founder of Bloodletting Press. A perfect copy of Library-quality.… Read more
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cover of One Lonely Night

One Lonely Night

by SPILLANE, Mickey

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Published
1991
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SIGNED without personalization, an Unread copy of the 40th Anniversary Edition of Spillane's "One Lonely Night." No writings or markings of any kind. Opened only by Spillane to sign. Book #v2251. $120. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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cover of Axel

Axel

by CAREPELAN, Bo

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Published
1989
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A very Near Fine First Edition of Axel in a Near-Fine jacket. First Edition in English of Bo Carpelan's tribute to his father's friendship with the great Finnish musician, Jean Sibelius. "When Axel Carpelan died, Sibelius was deeply distraught, writing in his diary to whom should I now write music?… Read more
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cover of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by FOER, Jonathan Safron

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Published
2005
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As New
Edition
First
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The voice of a 9 year old child whose father died in the terrorist attack on 9 11. A beautiful signed copy of this novel in highly collectible As New condition. One to watch! Book #v5b253. $78. We specialize in Rare Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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cover of A Is for Alibi

A Is for Alibi

by GRAFTON, Sue

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
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£416.43

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SIGNED/Inscribed by Grafton on Title Page. First British Edition of Grafton's A. Fine in a fine jacket. You kill people you hate or you kill in rage or you kill to get even, but you don't kill someone you're indifferent to." Book #P3386. $498. We specialize in Rare, Signed, and Manuscript Ayn Rand, history, and science.
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