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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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Insect Musicians and Other Stories and Sketches
Insect Musicians and Other Stories and Sketches
by Lafcadio Hearn
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Tokyo: Kairyu-Do Press 1928. Red boards with paper title labels. Corners bumped discoloration to front board at spine. Light foxing throughout. Some pencil notation in Japanese. Colophon in Japanese. Good condition. BAL 8009 KB... (read more)

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Hearing Voices
Hearing Voices
by Roland Flint and William Stafford
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Salem, OR: Willamette University, 1991. Octavo, 21.5 x 15 cm. 27 pp. Pamphlet in staple-bound printed wrappers. Discreet stains to front and rear wrappers. Very Good condition. PS... (read more)

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Menaced World Signed 1st Edition
Menaced World Signed 1st Edition
by Denise Levertov
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Concord, N. H.: William B. Ewert, 1985. Octavo, 13.5 x 23 cm. Unpaginated. One of 36 copies bound in boards and signed by Denise Levertov on the limitation page. Boards a little rubbed and edgeworn, particularly at head. Corner bumped at fore-edge and... (read more)

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La Peau de Chagrin
La Peau de Chagrin
by Honore de Balzac
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Paris: Abel Ledoux, [no date] Circa 1860 - 1880. 8vo., 402pp. Contemporary half calf, spine decorated in gilt. Illustrated throuhout with engravings. Binding rubbed, slightly worn, joints with wear. Foxing throughout. Good Condition. OCLC 57244737 RT/kb... (read more)

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The End of My Life Signed 1st Edition
The End of My Life Signed 1st Edition
by Vance Bourjaily
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. Octavo, 13.5 x 20.5 cm. 278 pp. First edition. Inscribed and signed by Vance Bourjaily on the front free endpaper. Publisher's full green cloth-covered boards; front board and spine stamped in silver. In the... (read more)

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Tablets I-XXVI
Tablets I-XXVI
by Armand Schwerner
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(London): Atlas Press, (1989). Octavo, 15 x 23.5 cm, 108pp. Limited edition; #43 of 50 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation page. Orange paper over boards; cream paper labels with black lettering affixed to the front panel and spine... (read more)

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La Chartreuse de Parme
La Chartreuse de Parme
by Marie-Henri Beyle
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London: Leonard Smithers 1896. Ocatavo 3 volumes. Green cloth boards with brown calf back; top edge gilt. Vol. I lacking back; Vol. II with spine leather heavily chipped; Vol. III with front joint split along full length leather pulling away from spine &... (read more)

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Salom: A Tragedy in One Act
Salom: A Tragedy in One Act
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Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde's play Salome (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue's new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde's shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day... (read more)

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The Gospel Singer 1st Edition
The Gospel Singer 1st Edition
by Harry Crews
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New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1968. Octavo, 14 x 21.5 cm, 248pp. First edition. Bound in light green cloth, spine stamped in black and white. Binding rubbed and lightly worn at the extremities; spine slightly faded; endpapers lightly faded at... (read more)

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The Tenth Moon 1st Edition
The Tenth Moon 1st Edition
by Dawn Powell
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New York: Farrar & Rinehart (1932). Octavo 13.5 x 19.5 cm. 282pp. First edition. Original blue cloth front board and spine stamped in gilt. Pale green topstain. In an unclipped dust jacket. Light rubbing at the corners and spine ends. Dust jacket rubbed... (read more)

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Naked and the Dead
Naked and the Dead
by Norman Mailer
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New York: Rinehart and Company, (1948). Octavo, 20.5 x 13.5 cm. 721 pp. Advance reading copy. Signatures bound into dustwrapper, as issued. Wrappers rubbed and edgeworn. Rear wrapper starting to split at hinge. Wrappers and textblock bumped at corners... (read more)

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King Rat Signed 1st Edition
King Rat Signed 1st Edition
by James Clavell
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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1962). Octavo, 15 x 21.5 cm, 406pp. First edition, inscribed and signed "JC" by the author on the front free endpaper. Bound in beige paper over boards, spine stamped in black. Binding lightly worn and soiled; spine... (read more)

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A Run of Jacks
A Run of Jacks
by Richard F. Hugo
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Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1961). Octavo, 14.5 x 22.5 cm, 72pp. First edition; the author's first book. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper and signed again on the title page. Original decorated tan paper over... (read more)

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Tracy's Tiger
Tracy's Tiger
by William Saroyan
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New York: Ballentine Books, (1967) First edition in this format. Mass market paperback. Ballantine Bal-Hi U2846. Light wear to extremities, small closed tear to rear panel. Faint crease to front panel. Good Condition. VB/kb... (read more)

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