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cover of George Gershwin’s Song-Book.

George Gershwin’s Song-Book.

by Gershwin, George

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Published
1932
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New York: Random House, 1932. First edition of this classic work. Quarto, original cloth, frontispiece portrait of Gershwin and numerous full-page illustrations by Alajalov. Boldly signed by the author below the frontispiece opposite the title page, "good wishes George Gershwin." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Uncommon signed and in the original dust jacket.
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cover of Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis].

Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis].

by Kafka, Franz

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Published
1916
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£6,355.50

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Leipzig: Kurt Wolff, 1916. True first edition of one of Franz Kafka's most important works. Octavo, original wrappers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, rebacked. An exceptional example. The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect. "While critics have interpreted this chilling story… Read more
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cover of Les Americains [The Americans].

Les Americains [The Americans].

by Frank, Robert

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Published
1957
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£4,660.70

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Paris: Delpire, 1957. First edition of the photographer's masterpiece with 83 black-and-white full-page photogravures. Oblong quarto, original boards illustrated by Saul Steinberg. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell and chemise box. ack Kerouac wrote in his preface of The Americans, "Robert Frank he sucked a sad poem out of America onto film, taking rank among… Read more
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cover of The Single Hound. Poems of a Lifetime.

The Single Hound. Poems of a Lifetime.

by Dickinson, Emily

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Published
1914
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1914.
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cover of Ford O’Kabul River. No 2. Of the Second Series of Barrack-Room Ballads. Words by Rudyard Kipling. Music by Gerard F. Cobb.

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London: Cas. Sheard & Co, 1895. Rare sheet music printing of Rudyard Kipling's Ford O'Kabul River, a song from Barrack-Room Ballads. Folio, bound in one quarter morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine. In good condition. Bound with several other pieces including Ciro Pinsuti's Bedouin Love Song. English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist Rudyard Kipling's major… Read more
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£1,271.10
cover of Intruder In The Dust.

Intruder In The Dust.

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1948
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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 fine dust jacket. Jacket design by E. McKnight Kauffer. Set in the deep south that provided the backdrop for all of Faulkner's finest fiction, Intruder in the Dust is… Read more
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cover of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches.

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches.

by Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

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Published
1867
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£15,676.90

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New York: C.H. Webb, 1867. First edition, first printing of the author's rare first book. Octavo, original cloth, first issue lacking the leaf of ads facing the title page but with unbroken type on pages 21, 66 and 198. In very good condition with light wear to the extremities. A sharp example. Perhaps no short sketch of Twain's so… Read more
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cover of The Spanish Earth.

The Spanish Earth.

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1938
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£3,813.30

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Cleveland: The J. B. Savage Company, 1938. First edition, first issue of Hemingway's commentary for the classic 1937 Joris Ivens film depicting the horrors of the Spanish Civil War; one of between 50 and 100 copies issued with the pictorial F.A.I. banner endpapers. Octavo, original tan cloth printed in black and orange, illustrated by Frederick K. Russell. One of… Read more
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cover of “After” A False Start.

“After” A False Start.

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1924
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£2,118.50

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At the Sign of the George, 1924. First Separate edition of Kipling's "After", the first draft of the poem that would later become The Recessional, being a facsimile of a hand-written note retrieved from Kipling's wastebasket which was later donated to the Harvard College Library. One page, folded. In fine condition. Scarce. English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist… Read more
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cover of Moonraker.

Moonraker.

by Fleming, Ian

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Published
1963
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. Early printing of the third novel in the James Bond series and what many critics to be his finest. Octavo, original black cloth. Boldly signed by Ian Fleming on the front free endpaper. From the personal collection of a close female friend of Fleming's who visited him in Jamaica frequently. Fine in a near fine… Read more
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cover of The Bridge: A Poem.

The Bridge: A Poem.

by Crane, Hart

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Published
1930
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£19,066.50

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New York: Horace Liveright, 1930.
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cover of Through Fire and Storm: Stories of Adventure and Peril.

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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£233.04

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London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1898. Prolific English novelist and war correspondent George Alfred Henty is best known for his historical adventure stories that were very popular and commercially successful in the late 19th century. Henty wrote 122 works of historical fiction throughout his career, including The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's… Read more
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cover of The Dean’s December.

The Dean’s December.

by Bellow, Saul

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Published
1982
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£338.96

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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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cover of On The 2nd Avenue Patrol: Selected Poems.

On The 2nd Avenue Patrol: Selected Poems.

by Stettner, Irving

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Published
1976
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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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cover of Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature.

by Steinbeck, John

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Published
1962
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£3,389.60

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New York: The Viking Press, 1962. First edition of Steinbeck's Nobel Lecture. Octavo, original wrappres. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For the Waldmanns with pleasure John Steinbeck." Presented with original mailing envelope. In near fine condition. John Steinbeck presented his Nobel Lecture on December 10, 1962 and was awarded the Prize "for his realistic… Read more
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cover of August.

August.

by Hamsun, Knut

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Published
1931
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1931. First American edition and first in English, preceding the British edition by one year of the Nobel Prize-winning author's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "B.A. Abel from yours respectfully Knut Hamsun 12/11.31." Near fine in a near fine dust… Read more
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cover of Rock ‘N’ Rolling Stones Signed LP.

Rock ‘N’ Rolling Stones Signed LP.

by Jagger, Mick; Keith Richards; Bill Wyman; Mick Taylor; Charlie Watts

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Published
1972
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£2,542.20

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The Decca Record Company Limited, 1972. Rare Rock 'N' Rolling Stones vinyl signed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, Mick Taylor and Charlie Watts. In fine condition. A compilation album released in 1972, Rock 'N' Rolling Stones contains five Chuck Berry covers and several Berry-related songs including "Route 66" and "Down the Road Apiece". The album was the… Read more
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cover of The Road Leads On.

The Road Leads On.

by Hamsun, Knut

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Published
1934
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New York: Coward-McCann, 1934. First American edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author's final novel in his classic August Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "B.A. Abel with greetings Knut Hamsun Norholm 11.8.34." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket art by John Alan… Read more
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cover of The Complete Works of O. Henry: The Manuscript Edition.

The Complete Works of O. Henry: The Manuscript Edition.

by O. Henry [William Sydney Porter]

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Published
1912
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£7,457.12

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1912. The manuscript edition of the Works of O. Henry, limited to 125 examples. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in original half vellum. In fine condition. The manuscript is bound into volume one. An exceptional set. William Sydney Porter, better known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer.… Read more
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cover of With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D.

With the Night Mail: A Story of 2000 A.D.

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1909
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New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. First edition of Kipling's thrilling science fiction novella. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine, elaborate gilt vignette to the front panel, pictorial endpapers, illustrated in color by Frank X. Leyendecker and H. Reuterdahl, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in good condition. English journalist,… Read more
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