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OLD NEW YORK: THE SPARK: (The 'Sixties)

by Wharton, Edith

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1924
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1924. First edition. Third volume in her tetralogy of novellas covering the 1840's to 1870's, decade by decade. This one set during the Civil War and involving a chance encounter with Walt Whitman. The 4 volumes in the series were originally sold both individually and as a slipcased set. Small 8vo blue ribbed-cloth… Read more about this item
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THE HUMAN COMEDY; [gift binding]

by Saroyan, William

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(1943)
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£136.74

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1943). First edition. Re-bound. Basis for the 1943 movie of the same name starring Mickey Rooney. Or, perhaps -- as the novel originated from the film script Saroyan wrote for MGM (for which he won the Academy Award for "Best Story") -- vice versa. Either way, this copy is a somewhat interesting one.… Read more about this item
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A NATIVE AMERICAN; [signed, limited edition]

by Saroyan, William

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1938
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£117.21

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San Francisco: George Fields, 1938. First edition. One of a designated 450 copies SIGNED BY SAROYAN. Illustrated by "hans." Collects 8 short stories previously appearing in magazines. 4to beige cloth stamped in olive-green; 80 pages. Near fine with tears to front hinge paper which appear to have been caused by the binding threads and touch of offset from illustrations… Read more about this item
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CABBAGES AND KINGS

by Henry, O.

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1904
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New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition of his first book. [Clarkson p.17, Blanck 16270]. The title was taken from Lewis Carroll's poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter," which, along with situations encountered by O. Henry himself in Honduras in the late 1890s, provided inspiration for characters and plot points in these interlinking stories set in the… Read more about this item
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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

by Kesey, Ken

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(1962)
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£449.30

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London: Methuen & Co, (1962). First UK edition. Although the copyright page states 1962, this edition actually published in 1963 [Bruccoli, FPAA, vol. 1]. This copy with line blacked out on copyright page, as often seen. After the release of the first U.S. edition, threat of a libel suit forced Kesey to change his "Red Cross woman" character to… Read more about this item
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SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION; [scarce first British edition]

by Kesey, Ken

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(1966)
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London: Methuen & Co, (1966). First UK edition. His second book. Near fine in near fine dust jacket with touch of staining to bottom edges of flaps and laminate beginning to bubble along spine folds. Scarce.
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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

by Kesey, Ken

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(1962)
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£1,953.50

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New York: Viking Press, (1962). First edition of his first book. Named one of Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Basis for the classic movie starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny DeVito. A story evolving from Kesey's time working as an orderly at a mental health facility during which he spoke with patients and… Read more about this item
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THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS; (review copy with publisher's slip laid in)

by Lewis, C. S.

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(1942)
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London: Geoffrey Bles, (1942). First edition. Advance review copy. Publisher's slip with publication date and price filled in by hand ("February 11th" and "5s"). The classic cautionary tale told in the form of a series of letters from the senior demon, "Screwtape," imparting his tricks of the trade to his nephew and apprentice, "Wormwood." Small 8vo black cloth boards… Read more about this item
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THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENTLEMAN; (true first editions, complete in nine volumes, and signed in 3 volumes, as called for)

by (Sterne, Laurence)

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[1759] 1760-1767
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£19,535.00

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[York]/ London: [Anne Ward]/ R. and J. Dodsley/ T. Becket and P. A. Dehondt, [1759] 1760-1767. First edition of each of the nine volumes, with the first two volumes the correct ones -- as printed in York by Anne Ward in 1759 -- i.e., with 1760 date but without place or publisher's imprint. With STERNE'S SIGNATURE in ink at… Read more about this item
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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the best Writers; [Second edition]

by Johnson, Samuel

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1755 - 1756
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£9,767.50

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London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. & P. Knapton, etc., 1755 - 1756. Second edition of the first standard English-language Dictionary. Issued in parts beginning in the same year as the first edition. "Dr. Johnson performed with his Dictionary the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man,… Read more about this item
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WATERGRAPHS

by Theroux, Alexander

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(1994)
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£195.35

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Boston: Base Canard, (1994). First edition. Number 55 of 100 SIGNED, numbered copies. A story for bibliophiles, poking fun at (in no particular order) collectors, collecting, Boston accents, auction houses, etc., and, in the 3-page "A Note on the Type," typeface credits in general ("... Rubberfab is a simple readable typeface that gives a feeling of calm, accessibility, and… Read more about this item
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: The Fellowship of the Ring | The Two Towers | The Return of the King; [first printings/impressions]

by Tolkien, J. R. R.

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1954 - 1955
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£13,674.50

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London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954 - 1955. First edition, first printing or impression of each of the three volumes in his famed "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Rebound in gilt-stamped full red leather and housed in red cloth-covered slipcase. A lovely set with all 3 folding maps present and in fine condition. First volume with text block… Read more about this item
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MARDI: and a Voyage Thither

by Melville, Herman

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1849
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£2,344.20

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First U.S. edition. Two volumes. His third book and first work of pure fiction -- in his brief preface to volume 1, Melville notes that his first "two narratives of voyages in the Pacific ... were received with incredulity" and expresses hope for this fictional tale of an American sailor abanding his whaling… Read more about this item
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KIDNAPPED: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751; [first issue]

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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1886
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London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1886. First edition. Stevenson classic tale of the adventures of a Scottish boy cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle who has him kidnapped and put on a ship to the Carolinas. First issue with "business" vs. "pleasure" p. 40: 11, other textual points as called for, and ads correctly dated "5G.4.86"… Read more about this item
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THE UNKNOWN SHORE

by O'Brian, Patrick

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Published
1959
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£1,172.10

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London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959. First edition. SIGNED BY O'BRIAN on the title page. A pre-Aubrey-Maturin seafaring novel featuring midshipman Jack Byron and surgeon's mate Tobias Barrow (considered by some to be early prototypes for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin). Near fine with hint of spotting to page top edges; in very good dust jacket with light rubbing to edges… Read more about this item
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A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND: and Other Stories

by O'Connor, Flannery

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(1955)
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£586.05

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1955). First edition. Her second book. In the second-issue dust jacket with reviews for this book on rear panel (vs. for Wise Blood). Near fine in near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with red portion on spine faded to pink as often seen. Increasingly scarce.
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NAKED LUNCH

by Burroughs, William S.

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[1962]
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£273.49

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New York: Grove Press, [1962]. First U.S. edition, and the first edition in hardback (originally published in 1959 by Olympia Press in paperwraps). Though copyright page dated 1959, this edition actually published March 21, 1962 [Maynard and Miles, A2b]. Near fine with upper board corners crimped; in very good dust jacket with lightly rubbed creasing to upper edges of… Read more about this item
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TELL ME A RIDDLE: A Collection

by Olsen, Tillie

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Published
1961
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£351.63

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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1961. First edition of her first book, a collection of short stories. There were reportedly only 500 copies in this hardcover issue. Fine in near fine dust jacket with scant edge rubbing and white spine lettering slightly tanned. Scarce in this nice condition.
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ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

by Twain, Mark

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Published
1885
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£7,423.30

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New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First edition, earliest state of the cloth issue. Rebound in lovely full-leather binding by Bayntun-Riviere with portions of original covers and spine bound in at rear. First state points from various sources present in this copy are as follow: title page and page 283 cancels; frontispiece portrait with cloth under bust… Read more about this item
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ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

by Twain, Mark

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1885
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£2,734.90

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New York: Charles L. Webster and Co., 1885. First U.S. edition. Mixed state with the following first issue points: title page tipped-in; "Him and another man" listed incorrectly in list of illustrations; "...with the was..." p.57:11[up]. Also, with the following later issue points: p.155 final "5" in folio slightly larger than the first; p.283 bound in (BAL's state "3"--as… Read more about this item
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