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THE UNEXAMINED WIFE - DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED [COPY A]

THE UNEXAMINED WIFE - DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED [COPY A]

by Jaffe, Sherril

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by the author, each with an original signed drawing tipped-in (this is copy 'A'). Octavo (23.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 183,[5]pp. Hint of dust-soil to upper edge of textblock, else Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.
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SCARS MAKE YOUR BODY MORE INTERESTING & OTHER STORIES - DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED W/ORIGINAL ARTWORK

SCARS MAKE YOUR BODY MORE INTERESTING & OTHER STORIES - DELUXE ISSUE, SIGNED W/ORIGINAL ARTWORK

by Jaffe, Sherril

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Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1989. First Edition Thus. Attractive copy of the PEN Award-winning author's fourth book. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by the author, each with an original full-page drawing (this is copy 'P'). Octavo (23.5cm); illustrated paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publisher's original acetate dustjacket; 179,[5]pp. Faint sprinkle of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine in a Fine dustjacket.
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ALASKANA, OR ALASKA IN DESCRIPTIVE AND LEGENDARY POEMS

ALASKANA, OR ALASKA IN DESCRIPTIVE AND LEGENDARY POEMS

by James, Bushrod W[ashington]

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Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Third Edition. Third edition of James's study of the history and ethnology of the Alaskan people through poetry. Octavo (19.5cm); burgundy cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; all edges gilt; iv,410,[2]pp; illus. Pinpoint wear to spine ends, tiny tears to right margin of pp.77/78, else a fresh, Fine copy.
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UNNATURAL CAUSES - SIGNED

UNNATURAL CAUSES - SIGNED

by James, P.D.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the third novel in James's long-running series featuring detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh is called in when the body of a mystery writer is found in a floating dinghy. What gives this story a touch of color is that someone has chopped off the deceased's hands" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); royal blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [10],11-236,[4]pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a very Near Fine dsutjacket, unclipped (priced $3.95), with a single tiny tear along rear joint, discreetly tape mended on verso.
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COVER HER FACE

COVER HER FACE

by James, P.D.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First American Edition. Sharp copy of the author's first novel, and the first to feature her recurring character detective Adam Dalgliesh. "Dalgliesh investigates the murder of a beautiful young woman who was many things to many people - all of them bad" (Bourgeau, p.160). Hubin, p.216. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); rust-colored cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-254,[2]pp. Faint sprinkle of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustjacket, with two faint, shallow damp marks along lower edge (noticeable only on verso).
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THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE

THE AZTEC TREASURE-HOUSE

by Janvier, Thomas (novel); Remington, Frederic (illustrations)

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1898. Attractive copy of this lost race adventure novel about the discovery of an Aztec remnant in Mexico. Locke (A Spectrum of Fantasy, Vol.1), p.122; Bleiler (1978 ed.), p.109. Early printing. Octavo (19cm); red vertically-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and dark brown on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; xiii,14-446,[2]pp; with frontispiece and 18 plates illustrated plates by Frederic Remington. Some trivial wear to spine ends, small, faint stain to rear cover, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Provenance: From the collection of Spectrum of Fantasy author George Locke.
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CAWDOR AND OTHER POEMS - INSCRIBED TO ALBERT BENDER

CAWDOR AND OTHER POEMS - INSCRIBED TO ALBERT BENDER

by Jeffers, Robinson

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New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. First Edition. Excellent association copy of this early collection of poems, inscribed to Albert M. Bender of San Francisco, "the most active buyer - and donor - of the work of California artists the state had ever known" (Harlow, Ann. "Albert Bender, Artists' Patron Saint," 2008). Bender had a great affinity for fine printing and poetry, and was a patron of Jeffers's work from the very beginning of his career. Over the years, the two became close friends, correspondants, and traveling companions; after Jeffers's death, Bender, together with Una Jeffers, played an important role in cementing his friends poetic legacy. Broomfield A9.b; Alberts 55. First Printing, trade issue, one of 1,900 copies. Octavo (21.5cm); mottled brown paper-covered boards and polished black cloth backstrip, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; black topstain; dustjacket; 160pp. Warmly inscribed in the month of publication on the front endpaper: "To our dear… Read more
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TRAGEDY HAS OBLIGATIONS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

TRAGEDY HAS OBLIGATIONS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

by Jeffers, Robinson (poem); Everson, William (afterword)

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Santa Cruz, CA: Lime Kiln Press, 1973. First Edition. Fine press printing of Jeffers's masterful poem, presaging the downfall and death of Adolf Hitler. With an afterword by William Everson. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Everson and Allison Clough, this being copy no.135. Folio (41cm); beige canvas cloth boards and black leather backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; [20]pp, with a large woodcut by Allison Clough, and one mounted photographic plate showing the original manuscript of the poem. Pinpoint wear to spine ends, some faint, scattered foxing to boards, else a fresh, Near Fine copy, with the publisher's numbered prospectus laid in.
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I MET MURDER
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I MET MURDER

by Jepson, Selwyn

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1930. First American Edition. An early novel by Jepson (1863-1938), in which a serial killer stacks up a pretty healthy body-count as he works through the guest list of a dinner party thrown by a wealthy businessman and war profiteer. The cast of characters includes a prominent sociologist, an author of erotic poetry, a pornographer, and an somewhat amoral "bad girl." Uncommon. Hubin, p.219. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in blue on spine and front cover; dustjacket and publisher's original wraparound advertising band; [viii],319,[3]pp. Base of spine nudged, else Fine, with the publisher's seal to pp.275-319 completely intact. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly rubbed, with a touch of dustiness to rear panel; Near Fine. Wraparound band is gently faded and lightly dusty; Near Fine.
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WARM ART: NEWSLETTER OF THE TATTOO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP OF AMERICAN MENSA, LIMITED - NOS.1-5,...

WARM ART: NEWSLETTER OF THE TATTOO SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP OF AMERICAN MENSA, LIMITED - NOS.1-5, WITH A THREE-PAGE TLS

by Jettie, Patricia C. (editor)

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Marietta & Smyrna, GA, 1993. First Edition. Consecutive, early run of this southern tattoo zine created by Patricia "PJ" Jettie, a heavily-tattooed 26 year old divorcee and member of Mensa. The zine was published for Mensans who formed a special interest group "to facilitate open and uncensored communications of the various aspects of skin enhancement...including but not limited to tattooing, piercing, scarification and branding" (Issue No.3, p.14). Contents consist of "Dear PJ" letters from various members, articles addressing concerns about the transmission of AIDS and Hepatitis, advice on getting tattoos and body modification, as well as photographs and flash. Jettie's letter is particularly revealing, explaining in detail her falling out with Tattoo Life magazine editor and Virginia tattoo artist Robert "Grandpa Groovy" MacMahan. Uncommon; not found in the holdings of any OCLC member institution. Five (5) quarto issues (28cm); illustrated wrappers, stapled; [8]; [16]; 16; 16; [16]pp; illus. Fine… Read more
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PAGANY: A NATIVE QUARTERLY - VOL.1, NO.4 (FALL, 1930)
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PAGANY: A NATIVE QUARTERLY - VOL.1, NO.4 (FALL, 1930)

by Johns, Richard (editor); Bowles, Paul, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, and Charles Henri Ford (contributors)

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Boston: Richard Johns, 1930. First Edition. Contents include Paul Bowles's poem "Extract," and contributions by William Carlos Williams, Mary Butts, Edouard Roditi, Kenneth Burke, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, Erskine Caldwell, Parker Tyler, Charles Henri Ford, Richard Johns, Norman Macleod, Isidor Schneider, Kenneth White, and others. Miller C67. Octavo (23.5cm); original card wrappers; iv,111,[3]pp. Signed by Paul Bowles at his contribution on p.30. Modest wear, sunning to spine, with some light dust-soil and a few faint creases to wrappers; Very Good+.
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THE SALAMANDER

THE SALAMANDER

by Johnson, Owen (novel); Shinn, Everett (illustrations)

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Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1914. First Edition. First Printing of Johnson's influential novel - the first book to feature a flapper as a protagonist, and the inspiration for Zelda Fitzgerald's glamorous and destructive life. Johnson described a few breed of women, the "salamanders," who rejected domesticity for the intoxication of city life, where they patronized speakeasies and had affairs in a fashion completely unthinkable only a generation before. Within just a few years, these women would become known as the "flappers" of the Jazz Age. The novel was a success upon publication, reaching an estimated ten million readers, and the stage and film adaptations, both wildly successful, featured Ruth Findlay in the lead role of Doré Baxter. Rare in dustjacket. Smith J-117. First Printing. Octavo; vertical-ribbed dark green cloth, with titling, rule, and decorations stamped in gilt and in blind on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 529pp; frontiespiece and 15 illustrated plates in black… Read more
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TRANSITION - NO.12 (MARCH, 1928)

TRANSITION - NO.12 (MARCH, 1928)

by Jolas, Eugene (editor); Bowles, Paul, André Breton, James Joyce, and Gertrude Stein, et al. (contributors)

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Paris: Transition, 1928. First Edition. Bowles's first periodical appearance outside his Jamaica, NY high school magazine The Oracle, printing his surrealist poem "Spire Song." Additional contributions by James Joyce (Work in Progress, Part III), Breton's opening chapter of Nadja, Gertrude Stein's "Don Rafael, A Nephew," and works by Benjamin Péret, Laura Riding, Marcel Noll, Morley Callaghan, Raymond Roussel, Peter Neagoe, Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and others. Miller C44; Slocum & Cahoon C70. Octavo (19.25cm); printed wrappers; [6],7-194,[10]pp; illus. Wrappers sunned (particularly at spine), edgeworn, with shallow loss to spine ends, faint dampstaining to front wrapper, and a 3" split along upper front joint, and a short horizontal tear at right edge of front wrapper; tanning to text edges, else contents clean; a Good to Very Good, complete copy.
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THE DRAGON REBORN - UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY

THE DRAGON REBORN - UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY

by Jordan, Robert

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New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, Inc, 1991. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); printed card wrappers; xxviii,590,[2]pp. Trivial wear to extremities, else Fine. Third volume in Jordan's epic fantasy series, which tells "of the long-prophesied leader who will save the world, but in saving it will destroy it. Rand al'Thor is on the run from his destiny - able to touch the One Power but unable to control it, he only knows that he must face the Dark one" (from rear wrapper). Basis for the forthcoming TV series produced by Amazon Studios, starring Rosamund Pike, Josha Stradowski, and Marcus Rutherford. Uncommon in this format.
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THE GREAT HUNT - UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY

THE GREAT HUNT - UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY

by Jordan, Robert

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New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, Inc, 1990. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); printed card wrappers; xxiv,597,[3]pp. Trivial wear to extremities, a tiny tear and attendant crease at upper left corner of rear wrapper, else very Near Fine. Second volume in Jordan's epic fantasy series, which "begins where The Eye of the World ended - young Rand al'Thor is now recognized by Moraine Sedai as the Dragon Reborn - the leader long prophesied who will save the world, the savior who will run mad, and kill all those dearest to him. Rand denies it furiouslyl; he will not be the Dragon. But the Horn of Valere - the horn that will raise the dead heroes of the ages to take part in the prophesied Last Battle of T'armon Gai'don - is stolen. The Wheel weaves as the Wheel will, and all things are drawn inexorably to the west. The Dark One gathers strength; only the Dragon can hope to stand against him" (from rear wrapper). Basis for the forthcoming TV series produced by Amazon Studios, starring… Read more
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FINNEGANS WAKE

FINNEGANS WAKE

by Joyce, James

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Joyce's last major work, a challenging work of fiction significant for its experimental style and use of language. Fragments of the work first appeared in 1924, in the pages of literary journals Transition and Transatlantic Review; the UK and US editions were published simultaneously, on May 4, 1939. Slocum & Cahoon 48; Connolly 100. First Printing, one of 6,000 copies. Octavo (24.75cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; teal topstain; dustjacket; [vi],628,[2]pp. A Fine copy, with the topstain bright and unfaded. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), showing pinpoint wear to extremities, and four tiny edge tears; very Near Fine, entirely unfaded and unrestored.
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ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS

ANNA LIVIA PLURABELLE: FRAGMENT OF WORK IN PROGRESS

by Joyce, James

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London: Faber & Faber, 1930. First UK Edition. An early published chapter of what would eventually become Finnegans Wake, published simultaneously in cloth and wrappers in an edition totalling 10,166 copies. Preceded by a signed limited edition published by Crosby Gaige. Slocum & Cahoon 33. First Impression, cloth issue. 12mo. (19.25cm); brown cloth over boards, with titles stamped in gilt on front cover; [4],5-32pp; with advertising insert for Joyce's gramophone reading of the final 4pp laid in, but lacking the other 2 inserts and the original publisher's glassine. Tiny NY booksellers ticket to rear pastedown, with foxing to endpapers, and a faint patch of rubbing to lower rear cover; Near Fine.
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FINNEGANS WAKE

FINNEGANS WAKE

by Joyce, James

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American Edition. Joyce's last major work, a challenging work of fiction significant for its experimental style and use of language. Fragments of the work first appeared in 1924, in the pages of literary journals Transition and Transatlantic Review; the UK and US editions were published simultaneously, on May 4, 1939. Slocum & Cahoon 48; Connolly 100. First Printing, one of 6,000 copies. Octavo (24.75cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; teal topstain; dustjacket; [vi],628,[2]pp. Contemporary owners ink name and date to upper front endpaper, topstain faded, with some trivial wear to extremities, tiny tears to upper edge of a few terminal leaves, and some faint foxing to endpapers; about Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $5.00), lightly dust-soiled and edgeworn, with a few tiny nicks, several closed tears, two faint, shallow dampstains along lower edge, and some tiny, scattered stains to flaps; Very Good, with only a hint of sunning to… Read more
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