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    $70.00

    MONSIGNOR QUIXOTE by Greene, Graham

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. A near fine Advance Uncorrected Proof in original printed yellow wrappers. 223 pp.


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    $175.00

    WILL YOU LET THESE KIDDIES MISS SANTA CLAUSE by Hemingway, Ernest

    Friends of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, 1970. LIMITED EDITION. Original Wraps. Fine. Octavo. LIMITED EDITION OF 125 COPIES. THIS IS No. 49. Printed for Friends of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual in 1970. Hemingway wrote for The Co-Operative Commonwealth in Chicago from Dec. 1920 into the fall of 1921. 2 pp. reproduced from a Christmas time article for Co-operative Grocery Stores. Bound in printed brown stiff wraps.


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    $9.95

    Hunting in Harlem by Johnson, Mat

    New York: Bloomsbury, 2003 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has some very minor rubbing othewise Fine/Fine.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. BW12-2.


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    $110.00

    'X' Stands for Unknown by Asimov, Isaac

    New York: Doubleday and Company, 1984. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. A perfect copy. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 218 pp.


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    $24.95

    Ministers of Vengeance by Conot, Robert E

    Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1964 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Small nicks to foredge. Jacket is price clipped with some shallow chipping, light edgewear. Very Good/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included. BW4-3.


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    £30.00

    McSweeny's Issue Number 31 | Vikings, Monks, Philosophers, Whores | Old Forms Unearthed by Franich, Darren and Graham Weatherly (Curated by) McSweeney's Books [Writings by Ben Jahn, Mary Miller, Douglas Coupland, Joy Williams, Plato, Shelley Jackson, Troy Jollimore, Walker Pfost & others]

    Published by Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books Ltd., 80 Strand, London First UK Edition 2009. 2009., 2009. First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original wonderful gilt decorated Farrows cream cloth covers, gilt and black title lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 4to 11'' x 8¼''. Contains 156 (+6) printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations, fold-out packet to the rear. In Fine condition, unused new book. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 139780241144695


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    $1,500.00

    The Bookman's Wake (The Dedication Copy) by DUNNING, John (SIGNED)

    New York: Scribner, 1995. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. THE DEDICATION COPY. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON THE DEDICATION PAGE BY JOHN DUNNING: "Jack [Kisling] & Mary - Truly, without youse guys there'd be no book - Cheers & Stuff/John/2-24-95/five weeks before pub date." John Dunning and the late Jack Kisling were life-long friends. John Dunning worked for the Denver Post in the 20/20 program - work 20 hours per week and attend college classes 20 hours per week. Jack Kisling was city editor in those days and he authored the book "The Crow Flies Crooked." The present copy was purchased from Ms. Kisling, who tells us that her husband and Mr. Dunning drank together, worked together and collaborated on many projects.


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    $150.00

    The Empty Shrine (With Typed Letter Signed) by Barrett, William E. (SIGNED)

    New York: Doubleday and Company, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. SIGNED AND WARMLY INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM E. BARRETT ON FEP. SIGNED again on the half title. TLS laid in, on the author's letterhead. Dust jacket shows chipping at spine tips.


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    $12.95

    Chai Kheun. a Novel by Pemberton, E.M

    Salt Lake: Northwest Publishing, Inc., 1994 First printing in card covers, paperback original. Author's first novel-about an opium cartel set in Thailand. Spine has a minor twist and some creasing, sticker scuff on rear panel, small crease to top corner of front cover. Clean and unmarked.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. BW7-13.


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    $125.00

    A RAGE TO LIVE by O'HARA, John

    New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. First Printing. A fine copy bound in black cloth with top edge stained red in a near fine price clipped dust jacket. 590 pp. A lovely copy.


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    $19.95

    The Orwell Reader. Fiction, Essays, and Reportage by Orwell, George

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company., 1956 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. 456 pp. Small scrape to the rear board. Jacket has some small edgetears and chips, some tape at the bottom of the spine. Very Good/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. LR2-3 BC12-6.


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    $75.00

    BINARY by Lange, John (Michael Crichton)

    New York: Knopf, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 213pp. Bound in 1/4 red cloth over gray paper covered boards, in unclipped dust jacket; previous owner's name on rear endpaper. The last time Michael Crichton used the John Lange pseudonym. This techno-thriller was the bases for the TV-movie "Pusuit" directed by Crichton.


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    £185.00

    More Educated Evans by Edgar Wallace

    UK: Websters, 1926. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. More Educated Evans by Edgar Wallace First Edition Websters September 1926. No inscriptions, covers fine in original pictorial dust jacket. A VG+ copy.


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    $400.00

    THE MOMENT and Other Essays by Woolf, Virginia

    London: The Hogarth Press, 1947. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 191pp. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering gilt, a very nice copy in nearly fine, first state unclipped pink dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. A lovely copy.


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    $100.00

    The Goddess. A Screenplay by Chayefsky, Paddy

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. 12mo. A fine copy in an about fine dust jacket. This screenplay was made into the 1958 film starring Kim Stanley and Lloyd Bridges. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.


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    $75.00

    LOVE HERE IS MY HAT and Other Stories by Saroyan, William

    New York: Modern Age Books, Inc, 1938. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine/Very Good+. Small Octavo. 145pp. Bound in original pink pictorial wrappers, a very bright, fresh copy in lightly rubbed and pink pictorial dust jacket with separation along the edge of front flap and a bit faded at spine and edge of front panel. A very nice copy.


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    $14.95

    Beds and Roses by Roberts, Denys

    London: Methuen & Co., 1956 First edition hardcover in dust jacket. Very slight spine lean, hint of a bump to top corners, name on the front endpaper. Jacket is price clipped with small tear to the bottom of each spine gutter, shallow chipping, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. BW13-7.


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    $100.00

    DO WHAT YOU WILL by Huxley, Aldous

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1929. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 310pp. Bound in mustard cloth, spine gilt, in dust jacket. Jake Zeitlin's bookseller ticket to rear pastedown, off-setting from jacket to endpapers. Dust jacket unclipped with just a trace of wear and toning to spine. A clean bright copy without the usual foxing.


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    $19.95

    Manhattan Primitive by Carter, Robert

    London: Michael Joseph, 1972 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Corner crease to one page in text. Jacket has small faint sticker scuff on the front panel, minor shelfwear. Near Fine/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. BW11-8.


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    $125.00

    A DAUGHTER OF THE SIOUX, a Tale of the Indian Frontier by King, General Charles

    New York: The Hobart O., 1903. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Small Octavo. Frontispiece, 306pp. illustrated by Frederic Remington and Edwin William Deming, bound in red cloth lettered and ruled in gilt and black with mounted color pictorial illustration, top edge gilt; a clean bright copy with neat owner's name on FEP. Very light wear at spine ends. Very nice.


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    $12.95

    Helping Verbs of the Heart by Esterhazy, Peter. Translated From The Hungarian By Michael Henry Heim

    New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Hint of rubbing to jacket otherwise Fine/Fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. LR2-4.


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    $175.00

    THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE a Novel by Hunter, Evan

    NY: Simon and Schuster, 1954. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo. Review copy with Advance Copy card laid-in. 309pp., (1)pp. Bound in pictorial dust jacket over plain wrappers, top edge stained black. A very good copy with owner name ffep. Author's first book. The story of a teacher who finds himself in a war, a fight for his life against teen-age gangsters.


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    $24.95

    Dando and the Summer Palace by Clive, William

    London: Macmillan London Limited., 1972 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. Nice copy. Fine/Fine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. BW12-1.


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    $150.00

    The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing by Durham, Marilyn

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, Inc, 1972. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY MARILYN DURHAM ON FFEP. 246 pp. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.


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    $149.95

    The Stones of Summer. by Mossman, Dow

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1972 First edition, first printing in hardcover with dust jacket. Barest hint of soiling to edges. Jacket is price clipped with minor rubbing to panels and edges, small crease to rear flap. Very Good/Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. BC12-9.


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