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THE GALAX - IN 'FRESHMAN WRITING: ESSAYS BY STUDENTS IN ENGLISH 1 AND 2 AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, 1958-1959'

by Tyler, Anne

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[Durham, NC: Duke University, 1959. First Edition. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's first appearance in print, a 3pp story titled 'The Galax' containing autobiographical elements. The inclusion in 'Freshman Writing' precedes her first published book by five years, and as a student publication, one can presume these were produced in very small numbers. Rare - we know of one other copy offered in the trade in recent memory. OCLC shows 2 institutional holdings (Indiana University and Johns Hopkins), and we note one other at U. Rochester. An important debut, and a stopper for Tyler collectors. Slim octavo; white stapled wrappers, with titles printed in black on front cover; 29pp, [1]. Bookplate signed by Tyler loosely laid in. Light wear along spine fold and extremities, with a faint vertical crease along front and rear wrappers; Very Good+ to Near Fine.
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THE GALILEE HITCH-HIKER - WITH A SIGNED CHECK LAID IN
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THE GALILEE HITCH-HIKER - WITH A SIGNED CHECK LAID IN

by Brautigan, Richard

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San Francisco: Cranium Press, 1966. Second Edition. Brautigan's first regularly published book, originally published by the White Rabbit Press in a tiny run of 200 copies (1958). Provenance: From the collection of Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the Montana Gang, and Brautigan's long-time friend and neighbor in Pine Creek. He spent two decades researching and writing Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan, published in 2012 to great acclaim. Barber A7. One of 700 copies. Slim octavo (21.5cm); letterpress printed sheets, hand-sewn into red-orange wrappers illustrated by Kenn Davis; [16]pp; illus. Laid into this copy is a cancelled check signed by Brautigan. Gentle sunning along spine-fold, tiny scuff to rear wrapper, else contents clean; Near Fine.
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A GAME OF THRONES [TOGETHER WITH] A CLASH OF KINGS - LIMITED EDITIONS, SIGNED
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A GAME OF THRONES [TOGETHER WITH] A CLASH OF KINGS - LIMITED EDITIONS, SIGNED

by Martin, George R.R. (novels); Nasmith, Ted & Richard Hescox (illustrations)

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Burton, MI: Subterranean Press, 2015. Limited Editions. Handsome illustrated editions of the first two installments in Martin's best-selling Song of Ice and Fire series, basis for HBO's Emmy Award-winning series Game of Thrones. One of 500 numbered sets specially bound and signed by the author and illustrators, these being copies no.85 (A Game of Thrones) and no.360 (A Clash of Kings). Four octavo volumes (22.25cm); pale yellow and blue cloth-covered boards, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt on spines and front covers; dustjackets; publisher's original cloth slipcases; [ii],[6],7-463; [6],7-513,[5]; [ii],[6],7-514; [6],7-505,[7]pp; illus. Fine in Fine, unclipped dustjackets; slipcases with some trivial wear to extremities, and light shelfwear to lower edges; very Near Fine.
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GANG GIRL

GANG GIRL

by Rifkin, Leo and Tony Norman

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New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing Corp, 1954. First Edition. Novel of juvenile gang life, following a 17-year old girl's slide into crime and degeneracy after becoming involved with neighborhood hoodlums. We find virtually no information on Rifkin and Norman, author's of the 1960 Beacon novel Gutter Girl, and suspect they are likely house names. Scarce; not in Hubin, and not found in OCLC. First Printing. Digest-sized octavo (18cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; 123,[5]pp. Light wear to extremities, minute loss to two corners, with a few small stains to front wrapper and a short tear to lower right corner of rear wrapper; Very Good to Very Good+.
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GATSBY LE MAGNIFIQUE - INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR

GATSBY LE MAGNIFIQUE - INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott (novel); Llona, Victor (translation)

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Paris: Simon Kra, 1926. Gatsby Le Magnifique was the first translation of any Fitzgerald novel into a foreign language. The task of translation was assumed by Peruvian author and translator Victor Llona (1886-1953), who began working on it in the fall of 1925. Llona, who grew up in Paris, quickly gained the confidence of several Parisian publishers, and would translate more than 40 works by James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Nathalie Barney, Paul Bowles, and others. He was Fitzgerald's sole champion from 1925 until they drifted apart in 1928. Gatsby appeared in October, 1926 in a tiny edition of 415 copies, selling fewer than 3,000 copies through 1927 (cf. Nowlin, Michael. "Fitzgerald's Survival of French Neglect." The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, Vol.10 (2012), pp.27-47). An uncommon contemporary inscription. Seventh Impression. Octavo (17.5cm); printed wrappers; photographic frontispiece portrait, [6],7-217,[3]pp, with 8pp publisher's catalog bound in at… Read more
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GENERAL GORGEOUS

GENERAL GORGEOUS

by McClure, Michael

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New York: S.i., 1976. First Edition. Stage play by one of the principal figures of the Beat Generation, a parody of comic book superheroes. Centered around General Gorgeous, "a purple-costumed, 29-year-old superhero, eager to fight evil," the Blue Mutant, "a supervillain with electric blue hair," and his sexy henchwomen, the Pink Mutations. Described as a humorous, high-energy show - a great example of "physical theatre," including flying, stage combat, and special effects. "Its postmodern satire targets New Age philosophy, environmentalism, ethics, and the contradictions of the "good vs. evil" paradigm" (Review of the October 1999 performance at Stetson University's Stover Theatre). Uncommon, unlike the perfect-bound edition published by the Dramatists Play Service (1982); OCLC finds 2 holdings (Yale, UNC Chapel Hill), and we note one other held at the Danowski Poetry Collection at Emory. Original play script, a photoreproduction of McClure's original typescript, printed on white stock (measuring… Read more
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THE GENTLEMAN-CALLER [IN] ILLUMINATIONS 5

THE GENTLEMAN-CALLER [IN] ILLUMINATIONS 5

by Bullins, Ed

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Santa Fe: Norm Moser / Illuminations, 1971. First Edition. Fifth issue of this New Mexico-based literary journal, here dedicated entirely to The Gentleman-Caller, a damatic work by African American playwright Ed Bullins, a major figure in the Black Arts Movement. Quarto (28cm); mimeographed sheets, side-stapled into photo-illustrated wrappers; [iv],15,[6]pp. Light wear, mild toning, and a few faint creases to extremities, with rear wrapper separating at upper staple; Very Good+.
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THE GLASS KEY
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THE GLASS KEY

by Hammett, Dashiell

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First American Edition. Attractive copy of Hammett's fourth novel. "Like Personville in Red Harvest, the city is controlled by crooked politicians in league with various mobster factions; but in The Glass Key Hammett gives us an insider's view of the corruption and in fact creates a corrupt political henchman as his protagonist" (Pronzini & Muller, p.335). Widely regarded as one of Hammett's finest works, The Glass Key was serialized in the pages of Black Mask between March-June, 1930; Hammett would later settle down and revise the novel for Knopf, who published it first in London in January, 1931, and then in New York in April, 1931. Filmed twice, most notably Stuart Heisler's 1942 film noir starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Layman A4.2.a. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); jade green cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in burgundy and dark green on spine and front cover; dark brown topstain;… Read more
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE: A PLAY

THE GLASS MENAGERIE: A PLAY

by Williams, Tennessee (play); Lustig, Alvin (jacket design)

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New York: New Directions, 1949. First New Classics Edition. Williams's first published play, a highspot of 20th-century drama, and basis for several film and T.V. adaptations. This edition includes production notes for the 1945 stage version, and an introductory essay by Williams titled "The Catastrophe of Success." Issued as No.23 in "The New Classics" series by New Directions, uncommon in this condition. Octavo (18.5cm); taupe cloth, with titles stamped in navy blue on spine; dustjacket; xx, 124pp; illustrated with four photographic stills from the stage play. Small two-digit code and publisher's price of $1.50 neatly rubber-stamped to upper rear endpaper, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket designed by Alvin Lustig is unclipped (priced $1.50), with a few pinpoint rubs, else fresh, Fine and entirely without fading.
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GLIMPSE: WORKS BY YOKO ONO - SIGNED

GLIMPSE: WORKS BY YOKO ONO - SIGNED

by Ono, Yoko

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Bloomfield Hills, MI: Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, 1993. First Edition. Catalog for the artist's exhibition at the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, September 29-October 31, 1993. With photographs of six installations with complimentary text by the artist. Eight-panel fold-out exhibition catalog, which opens into an 18" x 24" poster for the event; housed in a photographic card wrapper; signed "Yoko / '93" on the front cover; illus. Folds as-issued; a few small rubbed spots, else very Near Fine.
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GLUE - SIGNED

by Welsh, Irvine

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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001. First American Edition. New. First Printing, a trade paperback original. A Fine copy in illustrated wrappers. This copy has been signed by Welsh on the title page.
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GOING MODERN

GOING MODERN

by Bukowski, Charles

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Fremont, CA: Ruddy Duck Press, 1984. First Edition. Volume of poetry published as Oro Madre No.10, a publication suppressed by Bukowski, who objected to the formatting and amateurish reproduction. The colophon states that the first 25 copies were signed and numbered, but these were never published. While an unknown number of copies made their way into the book trade, according to John Martin, 90% of the run was destroyed. Krumhansl 92. One of 500 copies. Slim octavo (21.5cm); black and green illustrated wrappers, stapled; [viii],10,[6]pp; illus. A Fine copy.
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THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN - SIGNED, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN - SIGNED, WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

by Bradbury, Ray (stories); Mugnaini, Joseph (illustrations)

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New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1953. First American Edition. The author's fourth book, a collection of 22 stories culled from the pages of various pulp magazines. First Printing. Octavo; dark gray cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine; dustjacket; 250pp; illus. Signed and dated in ballpoint pen by Bradbury on the title page, who has cleverly used his signature as part of a smiling goblin drawing. Hint of offsetting to endpapers, else a Fine, unrubbed copy. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly edgeworn and spine-sunned, with a few tiny tears and several old, faint dampstains (fairly shallow) along the edges; Very Good+.
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THE GOLDEN COMPASS (HIS DARK MATERIALS: BOOK ONE)

THE GOLDEN COMPASS (HIS DARK MATERIALS: BOOK ONE)

by Pullman, Philip

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. First American Edition. First installment in Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy for young adults. Basis for Chris Weitz's 2007 film The Golden Compass, and the forthcoming TV adaptation by HBO. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); navy cloth and paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [xii],399,[5]pp. Base of spine gently nudged, small damp mark at crown, with remainder dot and some faint foxing to upper edge of textblock; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $20.00), with light shelfwear, a small indentation to upper front joint, and corresponding damp mark at crown on verso; Very Good+.
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GOLDFINGER

GOLDFINGER

by Fleming, Ian

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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1959. First American Edition. The seventh Bond book, basis for the 1964 Guy Hamilton film, starring Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, and Gert Fröbe. Gilbert A7b(1). Burgess 99. First Printing, one of 7,500 copies. Octavo (19.5cm); black cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in gilt and blind on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [4],5-318,[2]pp. Small, stray mark to upper spine panel, with some faint finger-soil to right edge of textblock, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is in the earliest state, with both the $2.95 and $3.00 prices unclipped at upper and lower corners of front flap; light wear to extremities, faint soil to rear panel, with several closed tears and attendant creases; Very Good+.
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A GOOD MAN IN AFRICA

by Boyd, William

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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1981. First British Edition. The author's scarce second book and first novel, set in the mythical West African country of Kinjanja. First Impression. Octavo; tan paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; 251pp. Tiny, barely-discernable gray smudge to lower edge of textblock, else Fine in a Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with a faint hint of sunning to spine.
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GRAFFITI BRASIL

GRAFFITI BRASIL

by Manco, Tristan; Neelon, Caleb; Lost Art (text & photos)

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London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. First Edition. First Printing. Square octavo; glossy, photo-illustrated wrappers with French flaps; 128pp; illus. A Fine, unread copy. One of the definitive photography books on Brazilian graffiti, from its origins and inspiration to its bold style and international appeal. Richly illustrated with 300 full-color photographs of murals by artists like Nunca, Boletos, Ciro, and the now internationally-known brothers Os Gemeos, whose artwork can be found in major metropolitan cities like Miami, New York, and Los Angeles.
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GRANTA 61 (SPRING 1998)

GRANTA 61 (SPRING 1998)

by Murakami, Haruki, Orhan Pamuk, and Paul Theroux, et al. (contributors)

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New York: Granta US, 1998. First Edition. Contains Murakami's story "The Seventh Man," along with contributions by Orhan Pamuk, Paul Theroux, James Hamilton-Paterson, Charles Nicholl, Julia Blackburn, Stephen Gill, and others. Octavo (21cm); photographic card wrappers; [8],9-270pp; illus. Light wear to extremities, else Near Fine.
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GRANTA 74 (SUMMER 2001)

GRANTA 74 (SUMMER 2001)

by Murakami, Haruki, A.M. Homes, Judith Hermann, and Penelope Fitzgerald (contributors)

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New York: Granta USA Ltd, 2001. First Edition. Contains Murakami's story "Thailand," with contributions by A.M. Homes, Judith Hermann, Penelope Fitzgerald, David Feuer, Andrew Brown, and others. Octavo (21cm); photographic card wrappers; [8],9-255pp; illus. Trivial wear to extremities, a few faint scuffs to wrappers, else Near Fine.
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A GRAVE TALENT - SIGNED
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A GRAVE TALENT - SIGNED

by King, Laurie R.

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993. First Edition. Sharp copy of King's debut, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. First Printing, first state, with the Hebrew print on the dedication page printed upside down. Octavo (21.5cm); black paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; [viii],310,[2]pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $19.95).
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