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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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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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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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Catherine Herself
Catherine Herself
by James Hilton
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London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, (1920). Small octavo, 13 x 19 cm, 320pp. First edition, the author's first book. Bound in red cloth decorated in white; red topstain; with ads at the front for the First Novel Library. Binding lightly rubbed with a few light... (read more)

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Ode a L'Espagne Signed Limited Edition
Ode a L'Espagne Signed Limited Edition
by Joan Maragall and Carles Fontsere
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Paris: chez l'Artiste 1946. Duodecimo 13x16cm. 14pp. Limited edition number 99 of 110 frontispiece signed by the artist in pencil. Original cardboard folder covered by handmade wrappers decorated in orange and titled in black. Unbound leaves as issued... (read more)

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Neptune Beach (Low Company) 1st Edition
Neptune Beach (Low Company) 1st Edition
by Daniel Fuchs
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London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1937. Octavo, 12 x 18.5 cm. v 338 pp. + 2 pp. ads First UK edition, published in the US as Low Company. Publisher's blue cloth-covered boards; spine stamped in black. Boards lightly edgeworn; spine sunned. Textblock... (read more)

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Post-Natal Trash: Book One of Caned Out: The Authorized Autobiography of Richard Meltzer Signed Edition
Post-Natal Trash: Book One of Caned Out: The Authorized Autobiography of Richard Meltzer Signed Edition
by Richard Meltzer
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Los Angeles: Illuminati, (1984). Octavo, 14 x 21.5 cm. 19pp. Inscribed and signed by the author in the year of publication, 1984. Original pictorial wrappers. Covers slightly toned and soiled, light wear at the corners and edges. Very good condition. BEH/... (read more)

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The Darkness Surrounds Us
The Darkness Surrounds Us
by Gilbert Sorrentino
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Highlands: Jonathan Williams, 1960. Octavo, 15 x 22.5 cm. Unpaginated First edition of the author's first book. A presentation copy inscribed and signed "For Jon Webb - / my best wishes - / Gil Sorrentino" and dated 11/60. Publisher's staple-bound... (read more)

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Keep Out of the Kitchen
Keep Out of the Kitchen
by Sinclair Lewis
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N.P.: Cosmopolitan, 1929. 16mo, 15.5 x 11 cm. 34 pp. First edition. An advance printing from the October 1929 issue of Cosmopolitan. Original blue-green paper over boards; front board printed in black. Without the inserted advertisement at the rear... (read more)

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Common Place Book Six
Common Place Book Six
by Sherwood Grover
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California. Aptos & Woodside. 1983. Limited printing of 200 copies. 4to. 47 pgs. Quarter cloth. Decorated paper over boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Tan paper DJ. Pages are clean. Binding is good. Boards are good. An amazing collection of quotes... (read more)

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The Wolf Leader 1st Edition
The Wolf Leader 1st Edition
by Alexandre Dumas
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Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1950. 15 x 23 cm, 237pp. First edition thus (previously published as a serial in Weird Tales in 1932). Bound in black cloth over boards, spine stamped in silver. Binding rubbed and lightly soiled with some black ink markings to... (read more)

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Life and Habit
Life and Habit
by Samuel Butler
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London: Trubner & Co., 1878. Octavo, 12.5 x 18.5 cm. First edition. Re-sewn in publisher's full brown cloth; front board decorated in black; spine in gilt, boards ruled in black. Brown endpapers. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Joints a little worn. Previous... (read more)

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The Haunting of Hill House Signed Edition
The Haunting of Hill House Signed Edition
by Shirley Jackson
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New York: The Viking Press, 1959. Octavo, 14.5 x 21 cm, 246pp. Second printing before publication, inscribed and signed by Shirley Jackson on the front free endpaper. Bound in blue cloth over boards with yellow cloth backstrip stamped in black. Binding... (read more)

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Adargraphiad llythyrenol o Flodau y Beirdd Brytannaidd. Flores poetarum Britannicorum sef Blodeuog waith y Prydyddion Bryttannaidd.
Adargraphiad llythyrenol o Flodau y Beirdd Brytannaidd. Flores poetarum Britannicorum sef Blodeuog waith y Prydyddion Bryttannaidd.
by John Davies and William Midelton and Robert Jones
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Llundain: Argraffedig dros y Parch. Robert Jones, 1864. Octavo, 12.5 x 19 cm. 76 pp. Maroon pebbled cloth; gilt title on cover; blind-stamped decorations. Pale yellow endpapers. Occasional spotting. Pages unopened. Text in Welsh. Anthology of medieval... (read more)

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