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O'BRIEN, TIM.
Going After Cacciato.
NY. Delacorte Press. 1978. First Edition. With "First Printing" on the copyright page. Very scarce third book; with Tim O'Brien's signature on a card laid in. VG+/VG+ in woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and spine. Very tight and clean with no marks or names. In a lovely colorful pictorial dustjacket painted by M.S. Chiang. With light rubbing to the corners only; otherwise quite bright and attractive. A very handsome, collectible copy.
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Book number: 3804
USD 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 293 | £UK 267.75 | JP¥ 34570]
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ACOSTA, OSCAR ZETA.
The Revolt of the Cockroach People.
San Francisco. Straight Arrow Books. 1973. First Edition. Acosta's second book, following the critically acclaimed The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo. VG+/VG+ in beige cloth stamped in white lettering on spine and blindstamped design on front boards; in a crisp, colorful dustjacket which is edge-worn along the front edge and lightly rubbed at the top and bottom of the spine. Wild drawing of Kafkaesque cockroach person in red, green, yellow, and brown on the front panel.
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Book number: 2051
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5318]
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ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY.
Three Proverb Stories.
Boston. Loring, Publisher. 1868. First Edition. Illustrated by Augustus Hoppin with all tissue guards. Includes: Kitty's Class-Day, Aunt Kipp, and Psyche's Art. VG- in woven green cloth stamped brightly in gilt on the front boards and the spine. With wear and fraying along the spine edges and the extremities. Slight spine slant.
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Book number: 3666
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5318]
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ALDIS, MARY
The Princess Jack (Inscribed Twice)
New York, A.C. McClurg & Co., 1915. First Edition with "Published, November 1915" on the copyright page. A striking copy in paper-covered boards with heraldic shield designs and dark blue lettering; with a blue cloth spine stamped brightly in gold. Heavy wear at the corners and light bumping. The frontispiece is of The Princess Jack, a young, attractive woman in Russian Cossack dress. Mary Aldis has written what amounts to a letter on the verso of the second free endpaper about the subject of this frontispiece: "The frontispiece in the portrait of a Mlle Miller of Moscow--the picture was published in the Chicago Tribune of July 11, 1915 with the statement that Mlle Miller was a young Russian girl of noble birth who had run away from her home to enlist as a private soldier. She had been under fire many times and had been decorated, and I had written her story in the year 1905! Mary Aldis" The book is additionally inscribed: "For Mlle Cordou good wishes of Mary Aldis" in black ink on the front endpaper which is special gray laid paper. Mary Reynolds Aldis, spouse of Chicago developer Arthur Aldis, wrote one-act plays and poetry and created her own amateur theater in Lake Forest, flourishing in the 1910s in Chicago and Lake Forest. Mrs. Aldis's writing, play production, and patronage includes sponsoring a 1911 Hull House production at Lake Forest College's Durand Art Institute Auditorium. The Aldises were pioneers along with the Hull House Players in bringing reform, amateur or community theater to Chicago and the U.S. Her Lake Forest summer playhouse, launched a year prior to the more famous Little Theatre in Chicago's Fine Arts Building, flourished until U.S. entry into World War I, 1917, with full seasons to 1915 (Inglehart). The plays, one-acts for amateurs, were by her, by Joseph Medill Patterson ("Dope," etc.), and others with translations of French one-acts by the University of Chicago's Robert Herrick and especially herself. Aldis worked to support women's rights and lived at times independently within her marriage, apparently having relationships with Maurice Browne (see his autobiography, Too Late to Lament) and architect Howard Shaw. (From The Lake Forest College Library Archives and Special Collections page. By Arthur H. Miller.) .
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Book number: B119
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 451 | £UK 411.75 | JP¥ 53184]
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ALEXIE, SHERMAN.
Indian Killer.
NY. The Atlantic Monthly Press. 1996. First Edition (Stated "First Edition" with complete number line). Signed by "Sherman Alexie" on the title page. NF/NF in black paper-covered boards stamped brightly in gilt on the spine. In a fine, crisp dustjacket featuring a full portrait of Alexie by Marion Ettlinger on the rear panel.
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Book number: 3580
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 61.75 | JP¥ 7978]
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ALGREN, NELSON.
The Last Carousel.
NY. G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1973. First Edition. Signed/Presentation: "With best wishes to Nick from Nelson Algren." NF/VG+ in woven linen cloth stamped in blue and red on the spine. In a colorful, rubbed, and lightly worn dustjacket with a few closed tears and some chipping to the top and bottom of the spine. Scarce signed.
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Book number: 3620
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.25 | £UK 82.5 | JP¥ 10637]
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ALGREN, NELSON.
A Walk on the Wild Side.
NY. Farrar, Strauss, and Cudahy. 1987. First Edition. With "First Printing, 1956" on the copyright page. "This is a story that tries to tell something about the natural toughness of women and men...Although it is for the most part about New Orleans in the 1930's, I like to think it is really about any street of any big town in the country." Nelson Algren. NF/VG+ in yellow and grey paper-covered boards stamped brightly in gold and black. Very clean and tight. In a complete and striking dustjacket with the original price of $4.50 on the inside front flap. With the lightest touch of soiling to the rear panel.
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Book number: 3817
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.25 | £UK 82.5 | JP¥ 10637]
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ALLINGHAM, MARGERY.
Blackerchief Dick.
NY. Doubleday, Page & Co. 1923. First Edition( Stated "First Edition"). Allingham's first book. A tale of eastern England during the Restoration. Also "a red-blooded adventure story privately poking fun at psychoanalysts and their dupes..." From William McFee's introduction. VG- in woven brown cloth stamped in gilt on the front panel and the spine. Light fraying to the top and bottom of the spine and some sunning to the spine and top edges. Very clean and tight throughout, except for the shadow of a bookmark at the first page of the introduction."A previous owner's name stamped on the front paste-down with some glue residue from the removal of a bookplate as well.
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Book number: 2957
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.75 | £UK 61.75 | JP¥ 7978]

 
AMADO, JORGE.
The Violent Land.
NY. Alfred A. Knopf. 1945. First American Edition (Stated). Amado's first book set in Bahia, Brazil and chronicling the unrelenting and bloody struggle between Colonel Horacio da Silveira and the Badaro brothers for an area of virgin forest. This famous novel, Terras do sem fim, has been translated from the Portuguese by Samuel Putnam. VG+/VG- in fine reddish woven cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front panel and on the spine which has dulled. With minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine and corners. In a lightly chipped and edge-worn pictorial dustjacket with light soiling to the rear panel.
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Book number: 2638
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.25 | £UK 82.5 | JP¥ 10637]
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AMBLER, ERIC.
Epitaph for a Spy.
NY. Alfred A. Knopf. 1952. First Borzoi Edition (Stated). VG+/VG- in green and white patterned paper-covered boards stamped in black on the spine. The jacket by Bill English is chipped at the extremities with soiling to rear panel which features a photo of Eric Ambler. Red topstaining.
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Book number: 2556
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.25 | £UK 82.5 | JP¥ 10637]

 
AMES, JOSEPH B.
The Mounted Troop. (Boy Scouts)
New York, The Century Co., 1928. First Edition with copyright date of 1928 and no subsequent printings. Handsomely bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped crisply in yellow on the front boards and on the spine. The book is very clean and tight throughout, virtually unread. A lovely copy. In the colorful pictorial dust jacket featuring a lone horseman jumping over a ravine. With tiny chips at the top of the jacket's spine; and light rubbing to the corners. With the original price of $1.75 at the bottom of the inside front flap.Darkening to the spine, light soiling to the rear panel. A collectible copy of this story of the new West for younger adventure-seekers. "A splendid tale of action, bringing out by indirection the best virtues of Scout training and emphasizing what manhood means to the growing boy; emphasizing, too, the virtues of honesty, loyalty, courage, and fair play." This is an exciting tale of happenings in the Southwest canon country of a mounted troop of Scouts, a mysterious lad, and a band of cattle rustlers and bandits.
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Book number: B267
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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AMIS, KINGSLEY
Lucky Jim
New York, Doubleday & Company, 1954. First Edition (Stated "First Edition" on the copyright page). Handsomely bound in finely woven reddish-brown cloth stamped brighty in white on the spine. Very clean and tight throughout; virtually unread. In a dust jacket designed by Edward Gorey with the original price of $3.50 at the top of the inside front flap. With a 1" x 1" piece missing at the top of the spine which is darkened. Wear along the edges and at the corners. Chips at the bottom ends of the spine and at the corners. A few numbers and a name in ink at the bottom of the white section of the dust jacket's front panel. Lucky Jim is a novel by Kingsley Amis, published in 1954 by Victor Gollancz. It is Amis' first novel and won the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. Set sometime around 1950, Lucky Jim follows the exploits of the eponymous James (Jim) Dixon, a reluctant medieval history lecturer at an unnamed provincial English university. The tone is often truculent and plain-spoken, but its diction and style are wide-ranging and finely modulated. The novel pioneers the characteristic subject matter of the time: a young man making his way in a post-war world that combines new and moribund attitudes. (Wikipedia) .
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Book number: B502
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.5 | £UK 206 | JP¥ 26592]
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ANDERSON, SHERWOOD.
Perhaps Women.
NY. Boni & Liveright. 1931. First Edition. VG/VG- in blue woven cloth stamped in gilt and black on front boards and spine which is dulled. In an attractive dustjacket which is chipped at the top and bottom of the spine, worn at the corners and missing a small triangular piece at the center bottom of the rear panel.
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Book number: 2159
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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ANDERSON, SHERWOOD.
Sherwood Anderson's Notebook.
NY. Boni & Liveright. 1926. First Edition. Signed/ Limited edition: #197/225 cc signed by Sherwood Anderson. G+ in heavily edgeworn paper-covered marbled boards, green cloth spine with chipped paper label.
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Book number: 1624
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 315.75 | £UK 288.25 | JP¥ 37229]
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ANDERSON, SHERWOOD.
Winesburg, Ohio.
NY. B.W. Huebsch. 1919. First Edition. First edition, second issue. G+ in soiled and stained yellow boards with weathered paper label on spine. With map of Winesburg, Ohio on front pastedown. One of American literature's seminal short story collections which some critics consider a novel.
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Book number: 2000
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.5 | £UK 206 | JP¥ 26592]
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ANDERSON, SHERWOOD.
Winesburg, Ohio.
NY. B.W. Huebsch. 1919. First Edition. First edition, second issue. G+ in soiled and stained yellow boards with weathered paper label on spine. With map of Winesburg, Ohio on front pastedown. One of American literature's seminal short story collections which some critics consider a novel.
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Book number: 2904
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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ANGELOU, MAYA.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
NY: Random House. 1969 First Edition. First Issue with top edge stained magenta NF/VG+ d/w with one closed tear at the top of the spine; o/w crisp and bright
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Book number: 1030
USD 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 451 | £UK 411.75 | JP¥ 53184]
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ANGELOU, MAYA
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
New York, Random House, 1969. First Edition with "First Printing" and the correct number line beginning with "2". Handsomely bound in finely woven black cloth stamped brightly in gold on the front boards and on the spine. With the Random House design and name in iridescent red. With red topstaining. Clean and tight throughout; slight spine slant and a touch of wear to the edges of the black cloth at the top right-hand corner of the front boards. In an attractive dust jacket that has been price-clipped, but has the "2/70" code at the bottom of the rear inside flap. The rear panel features a photo of a reflective Maya Angelou. Some light wear to the top and bottom of the spine ends and a small tear at the top left-hand corner of the spine fold. With a few very light vertical creases along the front inside flap. Overall, an attractive, collectible copy. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 16. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice. Angelou was challenged by her friend, author James Baldwin, and her editor, Robert Loomis, to write an autobiography that was also a piece of literature. Reviewers often categorize Caged Bird as autobiographical fiction because Angelou uses thematic development and other techniques common to fiction, but the prevailing critical view characterizes it as an autobiography, a genre she attempts to critique, change, and expand. The book covers topics common to autobiographies written by Black American women in the years following the civil rights movement: a celebration of Black motherhood; a critique of racism; the importance of family; and the quest for independence, personal dignity, and self-definition. Angelou uses her autobiography to explore subjects such as identity, rape, racism, and literacy. She also writes in new ways about women's lives in a male-dominated society. (Wikipedia) .
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Book number: B357
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.5 | £UK 206 | JP¥ 26592]
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ANONYMOUS (MRS. H.H. HARRIS & EDWARD DOHERTY)
Dark Masquerade: A Startling Novel of Love, Crime, and Redemption by an Illustrious Anonymnous Author.
New York, Green Circle Books, 1936. First Edition with the Green Circle colophon on the title page; and with the 1936 copyright and no subsequent printings. Handsomely bound in finely woven red cloth stamped brightly in black on the front boards and on the spine. A very good copy with a name in ink on the front endpaper and a printed penciled address on the rear endpaper. The book is solid, the hinges tight. In a very good plus dust jacket printed in red, black and yellow. With the original price of $2.00 at the top of the inside front flap. Some rubbing to the top of the spine ends and a little chipping and a small tear at the bottom of the spine ends. With wear and rubbing at the corners and two small closed tears taped on the verso of the rear panel at the bottom edges of the jacket. Unaccountably scarce in the original dust jacket. "For years Hamilton Burton, prominent criminal attorney, well versed in the art of fixing juries, had one great ambition: he wanted to be accepted socially as a gentleman. The way seemed paved when he met and fell in love with Betty Allison, a debutante. Two brothers, Butch and Larry McCage, gangsters and Burton's clients, proved to be his Waterloo after Butch was given a long prison sentence and Larry was convicted of a murder which he didn't commit.An avalanche of masterfully portrayed incidents including a jail-break and the appearance of a mysterious nun on an ocean voyage, which also included Burton, Betty and Jimmy, lead up to a whirlwind finish. Mrs. H.H. Harris and Edward Doherty are the "Illustrious Anonymous Author" of Dark Masquerade: Edward "Eddie" J.  Doherty (1890-1975) was a journalist ("The Star Reporter of America"), novelist (The Broadway Murders: A Night Club Mystery, NY: New York Crime Club/Doubleday, 1929),  and Hollywood writer best known for his screenplay, The Sullivans, which was nominated for 1944's Best Original Story OscarôAcademy Award. A Catholic, he became an ordained priest at age seventy-eight. It is unknown whether a mysterious nun on an ocean voyage was his muse. Virginia Stallard Harris was the wife of successful Fifth Avenue perfumer and Broadway investor, Herbert H. Harris (1898-1949), whose main claim to theater fame was that Arthur Miller's All My Sons (1947) was "Produced in Association With Herbert H. Harris," i.e. he was the play's financial angel. Dark Masquerade was, apparently, Mrs. Harris' one and only writing credit; I've found no records for her under her name or in variations. She is, however, to the best of my research, the only writer in the English language to ever be formally credited as "An Illustrious Anonymous Author," and so enters literary history as an illustrious anonymous footnote. (Stephen Gertz “Booktryst” Jan. 3, 2012.).
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Book number: B247
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 315.75 | £UK 288.25 | JP¥ 37229]
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ANONYMOUS.
Kate Stanton. A Page from Real Life.
Boston. James French and Company. 1855. First Edition with 1855 on the title and copyright pages. Purportedly an account of Kate Stanton's real trials and tribulations over which she proves victorious through her hard work, assiduity, and virtue. G+ in edge-worn brown cloth, blindstamped with floral motifs on the front and rear boards. Bright gilt on spine which is heavily frayed at the top and bottom ends. The corners are rubbed through as well. Except for some scattered foxing through the last 18 pages, the rest of the pages are white and clean. A scarce literary work.
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Book number: 3650
USD 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.5 | £UK 206 | JP¥ 26592]
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ANONYMOUS. (STOUT, REX)
The President Vanishes.
NY. Farrar & Rinehart. 1934. First Edition. Copyright 1934 (with "FR" colophon on the copyright page). A scarce, early anonymous thriller by Rex Stout. With several full-page photographs illustrating the text. VG- in woven red cloth stamped brightly in black on the front boards and on the spine. With slight warping to the front boards and some insect damage along the front hinge. Corners bumped and light rubbing to the spine ends. Name stamped in blue ink on the front endpaper.
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Book number: 4035
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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ANTIN, MARY.
The Promised Land: Autobiography of a Russian Immigrant.
Bost. & NY. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1931. Thirtieth Printing. Presentation/Inscription: "To Percy Lane, in gratitude. Whoever befriends my sister or my neighbor is my friend. Mary Antin May 1932." Scarce presentation. VG+/VG- in bright blue cloth stamped in gold with gold Statue of Liberty on front boards. and bright gilt on spine. In a worn and torn d/w.
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Book number: 1918
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ANTIN, MARY.
They Who Knock at Our Gates: A Complete Gospel of Immigration.
Bost. & NY. Houghton Mifflin Co. 1914. First Edition. With illustrations by Joseph Stella. Presentation/ Inscrription: "To Samuel Gerson: Sing a song of Gratitude with a merry heart! Mary Antin in memory of Oct. 26, 1914." on the front endpaper. Scarce. VG in blindstamped brown boards and gilt stamped lettering on spine.
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Book number: 1917
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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ARLEN, MICHAEL.
May Fair.
NY. George H. Doran Co. 1925. First Edition. Signed/ Limited edition: #130/ 550 cc signed by Michael Arlen. VG+ in orange paper-covered boards and vellum spine with leather label stamped in gilt & leather tips. t.e.g.
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Book number: 1622
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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ASIMOV, ISAAC & SILVERBERG, ROBERT.
Nightfall.
NY. Doubleday. 1990. First Edition. Signed/Limited edition: #198/750 cc signed by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg. NF/NF in two-toned cloth stamped in gilt. In NF box with bright color pastedown of an eclipse.
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Book number: 1630
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 135.25 | £UK 123.5 | JP¥ 15955]
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