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FROM SYRIA: THE WORKSHEETS, PROOFS, AND TEXT

FROM SYRIA: THE WORKSHEETS, PROOFS, AND TEXT

by POUND, Ezra

1981. POUND, Ezra. FROM SYRIA: THE WORKSHEETS, PROOFS, AND TEXT. [Port Townsend, WA]: Copper Canyon Press, 1981. First Separate Edition. 8vo. 8pp. 28 fascsimiles on 14 plates. Black cloth with tan paper paper label printed in black to spine. Issued without dust jacket. Fine. (Gallup A106.).
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$81.00
Dancing on Tisha B'av

Dancing on Tisha B'av

by Raphael, Lev

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. Hardcover. 231p., signed by Raphael, very good first edition in boards and dj.
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$25.00
Horse and other stories

Horse and other stories

by Huston, Bo

New York: Amethyst Press, 1989. Paperback. 156p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
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$12.00
The Puritan

The Puritan

by O'Flaherty, Liam

London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 12mo. Publisher's decorated cloth binding. Minor dusting but essentially a fine copy. The dustwrapper is lightly soiled with a trace of roughness along the edges but is near fine.
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$200.00
The Orators: an English study

The Orators: an English study

by Auden, W. H

New York: Random House, 1967. Hardcover. viii, 85p., prologue, foreword, illustrations, very good first US edition stated of the revised edition in boards with cloth spine and price-clipped dj. Random House published a series of reprints and revised editions of Auden in matching jacket styles of various colors.
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$20.00
Los cantos de la noche son los cantos del East Los Angeles

Los cantos de la noche son los cantos del East Los Angeles

by Rodríguez Walteros, José Manuel

Miami: University of Miami/North-South Center Press/IberianStudies Institute, 1996. Paperback. 91p., text in Spanish, very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Letras de Oro Series. Novella by a Bogota-born writer who lives in Los Angeles.
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$25.00
DON FERNANDO. Or variations on some Spanish Themes

DON FERNANDO. Or variations on some Spanish Themes

by MAUGHAM. W. SOMERSET

William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1935. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(8.2 x 6.3 inches). Neat previous owners name, dated vi, 35, on the front free endpaper otherwise this is a near fine copy in the original black cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt to the spine. The front board with the Author's symbol, lettering and decorative floral border, all in gilt. The rear board with the publishers Windmill logo blind stamped. The gilt and the cloth are still very bright and fresh. In the uncommon original... Read more
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£250.00
LOCRINE A Tragedy

LOCRINE A Tragedy

by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

LONDON: Chatto & Windus Ltd, 1887 Dark Blue/green cloth boards with gilt titles and decs.195 x 130 mm approx. 138pp + 32 page publishers catalogue for Oct 1887.First Ediition 1st printing. Good (Book- Split to cloth - 20mm approx at top front spine fold, no significant soiling. Previous owners bookplates to front paste down and free end paper. (Adolphus William Ward Master of Peterhouse + later same family - Sir John Barnes) Moderate foxing to end papers. No annotations, Binding sound. No cracks to... Read more
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£17.50
The Honorary Consul

The Honorary Consul

by GREENE, Graham

The Bodley Head, 1973. Dustwrapper front flap Signed by Martin Harvey - the dustwrapper artist. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Blue & green titled dustwrapper. A fine copy with clean boards. No inscriptions. The near fine dustwrapper is complete with light wear to extremities of wrapper. Original price of £2.00net on front flap. Miller 54a. Greene revisits Artentinian turf.
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£85.00
Black girl lost

Black girl lost

by Goines, Donald

Los Angeles: Holloway House, 1973. Mass Market Paperback. 207p., reprint edition, lightly worn wraps.
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$12.00
Their Yesterdays

Their Yesterdays

by Wright, Harold Bell

Chicago: The Books Supply Conmpany, 1912. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. F. Graham Cootes. 12mo. 311pp followed by 8pp of publisher's ads. With four full color full page illustrations by F. Graham Cootes. Original ribbed maroon cloth, gilt titles on upper boards and spine. A fine, bright, almost as-new copy. The dustwrapper has a couple of small closed marginal tears and a bit of roughness along the bottom but is essentially a near fine copy and bight as well, with only a... Read more
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$150.00
An Old Captivity

An Old Captivity

by Shute, Nevil

New York: William Morrow & Company, 1940. Softcover. Good. Special Advance Edition with the stamp "Publicaton Date February 21 1940" on the half title. Printed paper self-wraps. Light wear else a very good copy.
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$350.00
Julie (Signed)

Julie (Signed)

by George, Jean Craighead

NY: HarperCollins, 1994. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red cloth spine, gilt. Black paper boards, gilt. A fine copy. Dustwrapper is not price-clipped and is fine as well. Sequel to 'Julie of the Wolves'. Signed by the author on the title page.
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$100.00
Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips

by Lee, Andrea

London: Faber and Faber, 1985. Hardcover. 117p., very good first UK edition in boards and unclipped dj. Second book and first novel by the Philadelphia-born African American writer.
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$12.00
Horn

Horn

by Mano, D. Keith

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969. Hardcover. 337p., first edition, clipped dj. Novel of a Harem political boss in the 1970s, by a European American author.
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$12.00
Ma Rainey's Black bottom; a play in two acts

Ma Rainey's Black bottom; a play in two acts

by Wilson, August

New York: New American Library, 1985. Paperback. 111p., light toning to margins of the text block and covers otherwise a very good first edition, first printing stated trade paperback original in red and white pictorial wraps. The African American playwright's meditation on the tension between blues and jazz in the Black culture of the 1920s. Second play in his Century Cycle. The only hardcover edition was the Book Club Edition. This trade paperback is the true first.
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$75.00
The Years as Catches: first poems (1939-1946)

The Years as Catches: first poems (1939-1946)

by Duncan, Robert

Berkeley: Oyez, 1966. Paperback. xi, 93p. + bibliography, very good first limited edition, one of 1,800 copies in trade paper and pictorial wraps, light sunning to spine and rear cover. Young 1106 P*.
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$12.00
Her own place; a novel

Her own place; a novel

by Sanders, Dori

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1993. Hardcover. 243p., signed and inscribed by the South Carlina-born African American novelist, first printing, very good condition in like dj.
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$14.00
OVERNIGHT To MANY DISTANT CITIES

OVERNIGHT To MANY DISTANT CITIES

by Barthelme, Donald (1931 - 1989)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1983. 1st Edition. Dark blue, quarter cloth, navy blue paper wrapped boards, stamped in gilt to bak strip, in original pictorial dust jacket. A VG copy, corners of boards and dust jacket rubbed, some foxing to the text block, some age toning to leaves, internally clean and bright.. 174 pp. 8-3/4" x 5-1/2"
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$12.00
Longing

Longing

by Espinosa, Maria

Berkeley: Cayuse Press, 1986. Paperback. 298p., very good first edition trade paperback in pictorial wraps. Feminist novel with some lesbian subtext. The story of escape from a sado-masochistic relationship.
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$12.00
IN COLD BLOOD. Family Presentation Copy

IN COLD BLOOD. Family Presentation Copy

by Capote, Truman

New York: Random House, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. New York: Random House, 1965. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Presentation Copy. This is TC's Aunt Lucille Faulk Ingram's own copy with a Random House " Compliments of " printed card taped to the front pastedown on which is written in a presumed secretarial hand in blue ink: " .the author, who wishes you a Merry Christmas". On the front fly, aunt Lucille Ingram has neatly inscribed in red ink:... Read more
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$6,750.00
Cosmopolitan Greetings: poems 1986-1992

Cosmopolitan Greetings: poems 1986-1992

by Ginsberg, Allen

New York: HarperCollins, 1994. Hardcover. xviii, 118p., preface, prologue, notes, index, illustrations, very good first edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj.
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$15.00
Tides Of Mont St. Michel

Tides Of Mont St. Michel

by Vercel, Roger Translated from the French By Warre Bradley Wells

New York: Random House, 1938. Roger Vercel....winner of the 1934 Concourt Prize. This modern novel uses the Abbey of Mont St. Michel as its setting...crowning glory of medieval architecture. The novel tells of a drama enacted within the stone walls of the incredible structure that man and nature have created here - a drama of a man and a woman, of strong opposing forces and of lofty aspiration. A story simply told with such a suble interweaving of drama and scenery, moral conflict, social... Read more
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$45.00
The Sea is My Brother the lost novel

The Sea is My Brother the lost novel

by Kerouac, Jack, introduction by Dawn Ward

Da Capo Press, 2012. Hardcover. xviii, 216p., introduction, very good first Da Capo Press hardcover edition in quarter-cloth boards and unclipped dj with light scuffing on front cover.
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$15.00
Nuns and Soldiers

Nuns and Soldiers

by Iris Murdoch

First Edition, First Impression (Chatto & Windus, 1980). Spine tips slightly bumped. Fading to spine panel of original and unclipped dust jacket with slight wear to spine tips. A near fine copy.
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£25.00