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Through Fire and Storm: Stories of Adventure and Peril.

by Henty, George A. [G.A.]; Manville Fenn; John A. Higginson

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Published
1898
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$275.00

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London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1898. First edition of Henty's classic adventure tale. Octavo, original publisher's decorated cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, patterned endpapers, illustrated. In near fine condition. Bookplate. Prolific English novelist and war correspondent George Alfred Henty is best known for his historical adventure stories that were very popular and commercially… Read more
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$275.00
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The Dean’s December.

by Bellow, Saul

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Published
1982
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$400.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1982. First edition of the first novel Bellow published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. Octavo, original green cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For David Kent Saul Bellow." The recipient David Kent was Saul Bellow's Canadian publisher. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. An… Read more
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$400.00
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On The 2nd Avenue Patrol: Selected Poems.

by Stettner, Irving

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Published
1976
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$50.00

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New York: Home Planet Publications, 1976. First edition of this collection of Stettner's selected poems. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by the poet on the verso of the front panel. Illustrated by Pierre Jacquemon. Foreword by Seymour Krim. In fine condition. Cover photograph by Mike Woods. On the 2nd Avenue Patrol presents some of prose writer, poet, and watercolorist Irving… Read more
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$50.00
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Intruder In The Dust.

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1948
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$800.00

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New York: Random House, 1948. First edition of this classic Faulkner novel, which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Set in the deep south that provided the backdrop for all of Faulkner's finest… Read more
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$800.00
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A Book of Common Prayer.

by Didion, Joan

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Published
1977
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$850.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977. First edition of Didion's fourth book. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Joan Didion on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Janet Halverson. A nice example. Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists,… Read more
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$850.00
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Robert Frost: A Bibliography.

by Frost, Robert] Clymer W B Shubbrick; Green Charles R and David Lambuth

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Published
1937
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$475.00

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Amherst, MA: Jones Library Inc, 1937. First edition of this bibliography on the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Frost. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jack Gelchrist from his friend Robert Frost Boston November 1940." Foreword by David Lambuth.
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$475.00
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Collected Plays.

by Miller, Arthur

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Published
1980
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$125.00

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Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. Signed limited first edition of this collected plays by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, bound in full leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt. Signed by Arthur Miller. Illustrated by Barron Storey.
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$125.00
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A Trick of the Light.

by Faulks, Sebastian

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Published
1984
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$1,750.00

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London: The Bodley Head, 1984. First edition of Faulks' first novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Sally - I hope this doesn't give you bad dreams. Love, Sebastian Jan. 89." The recipient, British photojournalist Sally Soames, worked for The Sunday Times from 1968 until 2000… Read more
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$1,750.00
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A Farewell To Arms.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1929
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$500.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929. First edition of this early Hemingway classic, which established him among the American masters. Octavo, original black cloth and bronze title labels to the spine and front panel. With the legal disclaimer on the verso of the dedication page. In very good condition with the front panel of a facsimile dust jacket adhered… Read more
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$500.00
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Winner Take Nothing.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1933
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$400.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First edition, first printing of Hemingway's third collection of short stories, with the Scribner's 'A' to the copyright page. Octavo, original black cloth with bronze title labels to the spine and front panel, top edge red. In very good condition. A bright example. Written when Hemingway was at the height of his creative… Read more
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$400.00
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Death in the Afternoon.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1932
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$500.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition, first issue of Hemingway's early work on bullfighting with the Scribner's 'A' to the copyright page. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece by Juan Gris, illustrated with photographs. In near fine condition. With an original 1959 bullfighting flyer from Madrid laid in. Rare and desirable. Published in 1932, Death in the Afternoon is… Read more
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$500.00
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A Survey.

by Beerbohm, Max

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Published
1921
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$150.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1921. Signed limited edition of this work, number 237 of 275 copies. Quarto, original cloth, frontispiece and 51 tipped-in chromolithographed plates, all edges gilt. Signed by Max Beerbohm to limitation. In very good condition.
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$150.00
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The Road to Oxiana.

by Byron, Robert

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Published
1937
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$4,000.00

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London: Macmillan & Company, 1937. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece, 15 plates and a map. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. An exceptional example. In 1933, the delightfully eccentric travel writer Robert Byron set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran… Read more
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$4,000.00
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The Hairy Ape and Other Plays.

by O'Neill, Eugene

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Published
1930
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$20.00

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London: Johnathan Cape, 1930. Early printing of this collection of three plays by the Nobel Prize-winning playwright. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. One of the most significant plays of the twentieth century, Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape is still as startlingly fresh and innovative as it was when it was first published nearly a hundred years ago.… Read more
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$20.00
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Within the Gates.

by O'Casey, Sean

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Published
1933
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$25.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. First edition of this work by the Irish dramatist and memoirist. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Darkly allegorical, O'Casey's Within the Gates is set within the gates of a busy city park based on London's Hyde Park. O'Casey originally imagined that the heavily stylized play would become the basis for an… Read more
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A Murder of Quality.

by Le Carre, John

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Published
1962
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$15,000.00

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1962. First edition of the author's second book. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by John le Carre on the title page. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. John le Carre's second novel, A Murder of Quality, offers an exquisite, satirical look at an elite private school as it chronicles the early… Read more
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$15,000.00
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A Pocket Full of Rye.

by Christie, Agatha

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Published
1953
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$5,000.00

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London: Collins Crime Club, 1953. First edition of Christie's ingenious murder mystery. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the month of publication, "For Dorothy from Agatha Nov. 1953." The recipient, Dorothy North, was a close friend and integral member of Christie's London social circle in the 1930s. She was the… Read more
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$5,000.00
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Hickory Dickory Dock.

by Christie, Agatha

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Published
1955
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$5,500.00

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London: Collins Crime Club, 1955. First edition of this classic work of detective fiction, the first of Christie's novels to feature Hercule Poirot's secretary, Felicity Lemon. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the month of publication, "To Dorothy from Agatha Oct 1955." The recipient, Dorothy North, was a close friend… Read more
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$5,500.00
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The Power and the Glory.

by Greene, Graham

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Published
1940
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$20,000.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1940. First edition of Greene's masterpiece. Octavo, original yellow cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with some toning to the spine and light wear to the spine crown. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Scarce in the original dust jacket and in this condition. Hailed by John Updike as "Graham Greene's… Read more
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$20,000.00
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They Came to Baghdad.

by Christie, Agatha

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Published
1951
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$4,800.00

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London: Collins Crime Club, 1951. First edition of one of Christie's few spy thrillers. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy (belatedly) from Agatha." The recipient, Dorothy North, was a close friend and integral member of Christie's London social circle in the 1930s. She was the dedicatee of Christie's 1940… Read more
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$4,800.00