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Tinkers
Tinkers
by Paul Harding
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Tinkers is a haunting little book that weaves together the story of George Crosby, who is dying, with the story of his father, Howard Crosby. As George lies hallucinating, he tries to untangle the threads of his youth and finally come to grips with the... (read more)

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The Diabolical Principle and The Dithyrambic Spectator
The Diabolical Principle and The Dithyrambic Spectator
by Wyndham Lewis
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1931. Octavo, 13.5 x 19.5 cm, 242pp. Bound in red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Boards edgeworn; spine faded and soiled; binding cocked. Pages toned; light soiling to the text block edges. Dust jacket soiled, toned, and creased... (read more)

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Idyll in the Desert Signed Edition
Idyll in the Desert Signed Edition
by William Faulkner
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New York: Random House, 1931. Octavo, 15 x 22.5 cm, 17pp. Limited edition, #193 of 400 numbered copies, signed by William Faulkner on the colophon at rear. Bound in marbled red paper over boards with a paper title label stamped in red and black affixed... (read more)

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Hoax 1st Edition
Hoax 1st Edition
by Ridley Wills as Anonymous
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New York: George H. Doran Company, (1923) First edition. 8vo., viii, 297pp. Original black cloth stamped in orange, top edge stained orange. Lacking the dust jacket. Binding lightly worn & rubbed. Pencil notation to front free endpaper visible, though... (read more)

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Tenthragon 1st Edition
Tenthragon 1st Edition
by Constance Savery
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New York: Alfred H. King, 1930. Octavo, 12.5 x 18.5 cm. 314 pp. First American edition. Publisher's full pale-green cloth-covered boards; front board and spine stamped in black. In the dustjacket with 2.00 price present. Dustjacket edgeworn with a large... (read more)

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Wild Week and Imitation Lovers
Wild Week and Imitation Lovers
by Jason Hytes and March Hastings
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New York: Tower Publications, Inc., 1963. Mass market paperback with color wraps illustrated by Paul Rader. Two novels bound together to back with eight internal illustrations by Frank Frazetta, four for each novel. Several reading creases in spine. Very... (read more)

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Player Piano
Player Piano
by Kurt Vonnegut
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. Octavo, 14.5 x 21.5 cm, 295pp. First edition, with Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page. Bound in green paper over boards, spine stamped in silver. Lacking the dust jacket. Spine, top edge of rear board... (read more)

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A Prologue to America
A Prologue to America
by Thomas Wolfe
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Athens, Ohio: Croissant & Company, (1978). Number 73 of 100 produced. Stapled pamphlet with self wraps. Wraps lightly age-toned, blindstamp to front free endpaper. Very Good condition. CH... (read more)

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The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor
The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor
by Traven. B.
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 13.5 x 19.5 cm, 372pp. First edition. Bound in full black cloth, front board stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt, with brown topstain. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled; spine cocked and a bit shaken; pages age-toned.... (read more)

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Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen: An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler, Limited Edition
Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen: An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler, Limited Edition
by Henrik Ibsen
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Oslo: The Limited Editions Club, 1964 Signed by the illustrator, number 1370 of 1500 produced. Half leather, patterned cloth over boards, top edge stained green. In patterned paper covered slipcase. Binding over-opened at prelims. Slipcase with a light... (read more)

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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: with Fore-edge Painting
The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore: with Fore-edge Painting
by Thomas Moore
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Paris: A. & W. Galignani, 1827. 8vo., 5.5 x 9" Fore edge painting of the Old Weir Bridge in Killarney, unsigned. Full blue morocco decorated in gilt & blind. In custom slipcase. Binding lightly rubbed & scuffed, spine faded. Bookplate to front paste down,... (read more)

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The Collected Strange Stories, Volume II
The Collected Strange Stories, Volume II
by Robert Aickman
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(Leyburn, UK): Tartarus Press, (2001). Octavo, 15.5 x 24 cm, 470pp. 2nd edition. Red paper-covered boards stamped in black. Spine cocked; top rear corner slightly bumped; some light rubbing and wear to the text block edges. Dust jacket lightly worn at... (read more)

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Karma 1st Edition
Karma 1st Edition
by Lafcadio Hearn
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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918 First edition. Quarter blue cloth over boards, white cloth spine. Dust jacket printed in blue & black. Age toning to head, tail of spine. Tape residue to front & rear free endpapers. Endpaper with four holes at front... (read more)

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A Heart for the Gods of Mexico 1st Edition
A Heart for the Gods of Mexico 1st Edition
by Conrad Aiken
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London: Martin Secker, 1939. Octavo, 14.5 x 21 cm, 157pp. First edition. Bound in tan cloth, spine stamped in dark blue, with blue topstain. Cloth tanned at spine and around the edges; edges and corners bowed; spine slightly cocked; pages toned. Last... (read more)

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain
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New York: Charles L Webster & Company, 1889 First edition, second state, without the "S" type device to the plate on page [59]. Publisher's decorated green cloth, patterned endpapers. Binding soiled, worn & rubbed. Loss to tail of spine. Front hinge... (read more)

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Twenty-Two Stories
Twenty-Two Stories
by J. D. Salinger
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[No place]: (Train Bridge Recluse, 1999). Softcover, 12.5 x 19 cm, 356pp. Special Red Sparrow Second Edition; first printing, one of 100 copies. Bound in plain green paper wrappers. Publisher's notes laid in. A pirated edition of twenty of Salinger's... (read more)

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The River Why
The River Why
by David James Duncan
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San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1983. 14 x 21 cm, 294pp. Uncorrected Proof bound in orange printed wrappers. Light rubbing and wear to the spine; pages lightly toned at the edges. Very good condition. PS/djm... (read more)

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The Trouble I've Seen
The Trouble I've Seen
by Martha Gellhorn
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London: Putnam, (1936). Small octavo, 13 x 19 cm, 304pp. First edition. Bound in light green cloth, spine stamped in black. Introduction by H. G. Wells. Binding edgeworn; corners lightly bumped; spine cocked. Text block edges foxed and soiled; light... (read more)

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"Shakespeare" Identified in Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford 1st Edition
"Shakespeare" Identified in Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford 1st Edition
by J. Thomas Looney
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London: Cecil Palmer, (1920). Octavo, 14.5 x 22.5 cm, 551pp. First edition. Bound in brown cloth stamped in black. Binding rubbed and edgeworn. Front free endpaper missing; pages toned; name in ink to the half-title. Spine shaken with a few internal... (read more)

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The Works of James Thomson with His Last Corrections and Improvements, 4 Volumes
The Works of James Thomson with His Last Corrections and Improvements, 4 Volumes
by James Thomson
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Edinburgh: J. Robertson for W. Anderson 1778. 4 volumes. 8vo. in sixes. xl 208; 302; 255; 288pp. Contemporary full polished calf morocco labels to spines. With 15 engraved plates. Extremities rubbed corners bumped. Front hinge of volume 1 tender; boards... (read more)

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