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Nineteen Eighty-Four [1984] by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair]

London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First printing of the First British Edition, original light green cloth, spine lettered in red, in red dust jacket, with the publisher's price listed on the inside front flap, 312pp. Slight tanning to spine, else boo...

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$12,500.00


Beyond the Wall of Sleep with Signed August Derleth Letters to Clark Ashton Smith by Lovecraft, H. P.; August Derleth, Clark Ashton Smith

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1943 First Printing of the First Edition. One of 1,217 copies printed, Publisher's black cloth with gilt spine titles, octavo, 458 pages. The fourth book issued by Arkham House. The companion novel to The Outsider a...

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$12,500.00


Woman in the Study by Hazelton, Mary

Wellesley, Massachusetts: Harvard University, 1931 20 x 24 inches, oil on canvas. Mary Brewster Hazelton (November 23, 1868 – September 13, 1953) was an American portrait painter. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where sh...

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$9,500.00


The Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. by Asimov, Isaac

New York : Gnome Press Publishers, 1951 All volumes First Edition, First Printing, 1951-1953. All volumes and dust jackets Priority A as listed in Currey. Octavo. 255, 247, 210 pages respectively. Jackets illustrated by David Kyle, Edd Cartier, and Ric Bi...

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$8,750.00


The True Aim of Industry is Human Happiness by MacGilvary, Norwood Hodge

Pittsburg, PA: Providence Art Club, 1940 36 x 22 inches, oil on canvas board.. Signed by Norwood MacGilvary on verso....

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$8,500.00


Interior with Figure by MacGilvary, Norwood Hodge

Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Art Club, 1925 25 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. Signed by Norwood MacGilvary on the bottom left corner. ...

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$7,500.00


Woman in Bathroom by MacGilvary, Norwood Hodge

Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Art Club , 1920 32 x 26 inches, oil on canvas. Signed by Norwood MacGilvary, with his thumb print directly below his signature, on the bottom right corner. ...

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$7,500.00


Crescendo by MacGilvary, Norwood Hodge

Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Art Club, 1916 32 x 26 inches, oil on canvas. Signed by Norwood MacGilvary on the bottom right corner. ...

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$7,500.00


Sea Leaves by Zingsheim, Crystal

Portland, Oregon: Zingsheim Illuminations, 2010 First Printing of the First Edition of author's first book. Limited edition, 1 of 33 copies, this being number 1. Decorated stiff paper covers, unpaginated, 9pp. Signed and numbered by Crystal Zingsheim....

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$7,500.00


Ruth by MacGilvary, Norwood Hodge

Pittsburgh, PA / Washington, D.C. : The Associated Artists at Carnegie Institute / The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1928 25 x 30 inches, oil on canvas. Signed by Norwood MacGilvary directly on the bottom right corner....

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$5,750.00


To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account by Bellow, Saul; Terry Eagleton

London: Secker & Warburg, 1976 First British Edition. Signed and inscribed by Saul Bellow to Terry Eagleton, the eminent literary theorist, new historicist, and Thomas Wharton Professor of English at Oxford: "For Terry Eagleton / from his neighbo...

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$5,000.00


War and Peace: Before Tilsit, 1805-1807 Vol. I & II; The Invasion, 1807-1812 Vol I & II; Borodino, The French at Moscow, Epilogue, 1812-1820 Vol I by Tolstoy, Leo [Count Leon Tolstoi]; Clara Bell [Translated from the French]

New York : William S. Gottsberger, Publisher, 1886 First Printing of the First American Edition and First English Edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and black line illustrations. Five volumes of a 6 volume set, missing the last volume, vol....

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$4,700.00


Sea Leaves by Zingsheim, Crystal

Portland, Oregon: Zingsheim Illuminations, 2010 Limited edition, 1 of 33 copies, this being number 11. Decorated stiff paper covers, unpaginated, 9pp. Signed and numbered by Crystal Zingsheim. In fine condition....

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$4,500.00


The Waste Land by Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns]

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922 First printing, first edition, first issue, limited to approximately 500 copies, this being number 372, penned (perhaps the publisher's copy) on the colophon page, original flexible black cloth, lettered in gilt on f...

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$3,995.00


The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1939 First printing/first issue of the first edition; original beige cloth boards, in original dust jacket. Book with mild rubbing to cloth boards, some toning to page margins, light else in fine condition; dust jacket with toning ...

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$3,875.00


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