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Mr. Evening: A Story and Nine Poems Signed Edition
Mr. Evening: A Story and Nine Poems Signed Edition
by James Purdy
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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, (1968). 8vo, 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 41pp. From a limited edition of 75 numbered copies in boards, each with an original tipped-in drawing by the author, this is no. 42. Signed by James Purdy on the limitation page and the... (read more)

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The New World: A Weekly Family Journal of Popular Literature, Science, Art and News, Volume VI from January to June [1843], Inclusive
The New World: A Weekly Family Journal of Popular Literature, Science, Art and News, Volume VI from January to June [1843], Inclusive
by Park Benjamin
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New York: J. Winchester, 1843. Quarto, 20.5 x 30 cm, 788pp. Ex-library, with bookplate to the front paste-down and marking to the title page. Half-bound in green morocco stamped in gilt and green cloth over boards with embossed floral design; edges... (read more)

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Honey in the Hive: Judith Matlack 1898-1982
Honey in the Hive: Judith Matlack 1898-1982
by May Sarton
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Boston: Warren Publishing Corporation, 1988. Octavo, 17.5 x 20.5 cm. 79 pp. Publisher's navy quarter cloth over gray paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver. Gray endpapers. Illustrated throughout in black & white. In an acetate dustjacket. Near... (read more)

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Laguna Woman 1st Edition
Laguna Woman 1st Edition
by Leslie Silko
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Greenfield Center: The Greenfield Review Press (1974). Octavo 15x22cm. 35pp. First edition the author's first book. Original tan wrappers printed in black staple-bound. Cover art and one other illustration by Silko; additional drawings by Aaron Yava... (read more)

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In Retreat
In Retreat
by Herbert Read
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London: Hogarth Press, 1925. 8vo, 21.5 x 14 cm. 43 pp. Paperback in printed wraps. Folding map at rear. Wraps toned and edgeworn; corners bumped; crease to front flap at corner of fore-edge and tail; spine cracked and flaking. Textblock toned. Good... (read more)

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Fishmonger's Fiddle, Signed
Fishmonger's Fiddle, Signed
by A E Coppard
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(London): Jonathan Cape Ltd. (1925) Full vellum text printed on Japan vellum. Signed presentation copy one of 60 copies. Dustjacket printed in black & brown. Vellum bowed as usual. Dustjacket darkened at spine with loss worn at extremities. An unopened... (read more)

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The Dunciad in Three Books: Written in the Year 1727 with Notes Variorum and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus
The Dunciad in Three Books: Written in the Year 1727 with Notes Variorum and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus
by Alexander Pope
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[No Place: Publisher Unknown, Date Unknown] Folio. Lacking the title page. Half title page is for "The Dunciad, in Three Books, Written in the Year 1727. With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus." With the "Letter to the Publisher" by... (read more)

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Crayon Sketches
Crayon Sketches
by An Amateur
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New York: Conner and Cooke Franklin Buildings 1833. Two volumes 12mo. ex-library in plain brown cloth library markings bookplate and rear pockets. Front hinges on both volumes completely split. Scattered foxing throughout. Fair. JTN.... (read more)

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The Child of Queen Victoria 1st Edition
The Child of Queen Victoria 1st Edition
by William Plomer
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London: Jonathan Cape, (1933). 13 x 20 cm, 279pp. First edition. Bound in red cloth; lettering worn away from the spine. Binding lightly rubbed with a few spots of soiling. Pages age-toned with occasional foxing. Dust jacket rubbed and age-toned with... (read more)

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The Novels and Poems of Charles Kingsley Edition de Luxe
The Novels and Poems of Charles Kingsley Edition de Luxe
by Charles Kingsley
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New York: J.F. Taylor & Co. 1898-1900. 14 volumes. Edition de Luxe limited #190/350. Engraved illustrations some hand colored with tissue guards. In green cloth with paper labels. Vol.1 of Hereward the Wake has a chipped label while Vol.2 has a loose... (read more)

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Max and the White Phagocytes, 2nd Edition
Max and the White Phagocytes, 2nd Edition
by Henry Miller
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Paris: Obelisk Press, no date [1945]. Octavo, 16 x 24.5 cm. 324pp. Second edition, with the acknowledgements, dedication and contents pages bound in before the title page. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn & creased. Closed tears across pages 263... (read more)

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Honey in the Horn 1st Edition
Honey in the Horn 1st Edition
by H. L. Davis
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935. Octavo, 14.5 x 21 cm, 380pp. First edition, with M-I code on the copyright page. Bound in beige cloth stamped in blue. Binding lightly rubbed and soiled; top front corner bumped. Previous owners' names in ink on the... (read more)

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Desert of the Heart Signed 1st Edition
Desert of the Heart Signed 1st Edition
by Jane Rule
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London: Secker & Warburg, (1964). Octavo, 12.5 x 19.5 cm. 254 pp. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Jane Rule on the title page. Publisher's burgundy cloth-covered boards; spine stamped in silver. In a dustjacket with 21s. price present. Dustjacket... (read more)

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The Queen of Hearts 1st Edition
The Queen of Hearts 1st Edition
by Wilkie Collins
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1859 First American edition. 8vo., vi, 472, 8pp. Full blue publisher's cloth stamped in blind, gilt to spine. Matte endpapers. Binding cocked, rubbed & worn. Loss to head & tail of spine. Text is shaken, foxed throughout... (read more)

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Mnemosyne Lay in Dust
Mnemosyne Lay in Dust
by Austin Clarke
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Dublin: Dolmen Press, 1966. Tall octavo, 27 x 18 cm. 50 pp. One of a limited edition of one thousand copies on Irish Cartridge paper. Olive paper over boards, spine stamped in gilt. Illustrated with drawings by Jack Coughlin. Priceclipped dustjacket... (read more)

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To the Place of Trumpets, Signed 1st Edition
To the Place of Trumpets, Signed 1st Edition
by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
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New Haven: Yale University Press (1988). Octavo 16 x 24 cm. xiii i 70pp. First edition the author's first book signed by Brigit Pegeen Kelly on the title page. Full brown cloth. In an unclipped dust jacket. Cloth with a trace of rubbing at the corners... (read more)

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First & Last Annual Six Towns Area Old Timers Baseball Game Signed Edition
First & Last Annual Six Towns Area Old Timers Baseball Game Signed Edition
by W.P. Kinsella
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Minneapolis: Coffee House Press 1991 1st Limited Edition 32pp & 5 loose plates 29/150 Quarterbound in goatskin & handmade grey pinstriped paper; handmade paper slipcase; Includes 5 multi-colored wood engravings bound in & 5 additional copies for framing... (read more)

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Bingo Palace Signed 1st Edition
Bingo Palace Signed 1st Edition
by Louise Erdrich
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(N. P.): Lord John Press, (1994). Octavo, 13.5 x 23 cm. xi 274 pp. Of 150 specially bound first editions signed by Louise Erdrich on the limitation page, this is number 48. Publisher's full black cloth-covered boards; front board and spine stamped in... (read more)

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Little Novels of Sicily
Little Novels of Sicily
by Giovanni Verga
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New York: Grove Press, (1953). Octavo, 13.5 x 20 cm. 226 pp. Nelson Algren's copy, with his signature and a portrait of a cat in purple and yellow marker to the first free endpaper. Publisher's quarter cloth over paper-covered boards; boards rubbed and... (read more)

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The Fountainhead, 2 Volumes
The Fountainhead, 2 Volumes
by Ayn Rand
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Norwalk: The Easton Press, (1989) 2 volumes. Red leather decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. Moire endpapers. Ribbon markers sewn in. Bindings lightly rubbed. Near Fine Condition. RW/kb... (read more)

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