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Chicken Inspector No. 23

By S. J. Perelman

New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1966. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Very good/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 255 pages, yellow quarter-cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good moderately worn dust jacket, chiping at fold edges and with the price clipped

$7.50

HARPER'S MAGAZINE; Volume 300, Number 1801; June 2000; "Special Anniversary Collector's Edition: In the Land of Rococo Marxists (Wolfe); Who Will Tell the People (Banks); A Punt is a Pass is a Kick--reprint interview (Stein); Touch of Ego--reprint (Wells); A Presidential Candidate--reprint (Twain); A Writer's Gift: Henry Miller--reprint (Welty); A Museum of Secret Affenities--reprint (Borges); etc.

By Lewis H. Lapham, editor; Tom Wolfe, Russell Banks, Gertrude Stein, Orson Wells, Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Jorge Luis Borges, et al

New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907. First printing. Original Wraps. Near fine. Single original issue with covers and ads. Quarto, 11" tall, 184 pages, illustrated wraps. A near fine issue over all with minor shelf wear; interior clean, binding solid, paper white. This is an original issue and includes all of the editorial material (articles, stories, poetry, etc.) as well as the advertisements and covers. Note: ''Harper's Magazine' began publication in 1850 and recreated the American magazine, serving as a promotional vehicle for Harper and Brothers books as well as the new 'literary' fiction and essay of the time, using sophisticated illustration and the best authors. Subject matters range from art, fiction, and poetry to history and science. As such it makes a terrific read as an anthology of its moment in time.

$9.50

Point to Point Navigation: a memoir 1964 to 2006
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Point to Point Navigation: a memoir 1964 to 2006

By Gore Vidal

New York, New York: Doubleday, 2001. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 277 pages, blue boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover with slight shelf wear; binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket, with the price clipped.

$7.50

note book

By Jeff Nunokawa

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2015. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Ovtavo, 8 1/2" tall, 325 pages, orange endpapers, black boards. A near fine, clean, neat, sturdy hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear; binding tight, paper white. In a fear fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price.

$12.50

Essays and Sketches by Leigh Hunt: The Oxford World's Classics, CXV (115)

By Leigh Hunt; edited by R. Brimley Johnson

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press/Henry Frowde, 1912. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very Good -/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xx + 419 pages, + 8 ads, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles and top fore-edge. A very good minus over all, generally clean, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with the previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

Social Contract: Essays by Locke, Hume and Rousseau: The Oxford World's Classics, 511

By John Locke, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Sir Ernest Barker (editor)

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1956. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very Good-/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, lxiii + 440 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good minus, generally clean, sturdy hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing, spine cloth color faded, spine edges starting to fray; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT a previous owner's penned annotations and markings on the front endpaper and scattered underlinings throughout. Without dust jacket. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$7.50

Documents of the Christian Church

By Henry Bettenson, (editor);

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press / Geoffrey Cumberledge, 1953. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xviii + 456 pages + 16 ads, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT previous owner's name penned on front endpaper and several pages with underlining. Lacking dust jacket.This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$12.50

The Professor at the Breakfast-Table. (The Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes - II) The Oxford World's Classics, LXXXIX

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell; introduction by W. Robertson Nicoll

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, 1926. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xvii + 273 pages + 14 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good, clean, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with the previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket. This is one of the original, well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket, and though older than the average reader, will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

Johnson's Lives of the English Poets ; volume I ( vol. one only). The World's Classics 83

By Samuel Johnson; Arthur Waugh (introduction)

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1936. Later printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xv + 461 pages; silver spine titles on decorative blue board, thin paper, sewn binding. A near fine, clean, neat, sturdy hardcover edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, paper white. Without dust jacket. A compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket.

$7.50

Johnson's Lives of the English Poets; volume II (vol. two only). The World's Classics 84

By Samuel Johnson;

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1936. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, vi + 493 pages + 16 publisher's ad pages; gilt spine titles on decorative blue board, thin paper, sewn binding. A very good, clean, neat, sturdy hardcover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the spine and fore-corner edge with slight fraying begun to cloth at the bottom spine edge hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket. A compact, 'World's Classics' series, perfect for the pocket.

$9.50

The Portable Conrad. The only one-volume edition containing a full selection of poems, critical essays, political writings and letters.

By Joseph Conrad; Morton Dauwen Zabel (editor)

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1950. Third printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Sextodecimo, 6 3/4 " tall, 760 pages, light blue/dark blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat, hard cover with moderate shelf wear over all, rubbing at the fore-corner tips and spine edges top and bottom, spine cloth lightly faded; hinges and binding solid, paper slightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

The COSMOPOLITAN; (Heart's International combined with), Volume XCIII, Number 6; December, 1942; De Luxe-complete (Bromfield)The Kennel Murder Case-part 2 (Van Dine); The Narrow Corner-conclusion (Maugham); Red Gold at Sandy Gap (Roe); Gambler's Luck (St. Johns) etc.

By H. P. Burton (editor); F. P. A., Harold Bell Wright, Louis Bromfield, W. Somerset Maugham, Robert W. Chambers, O.O. McIntyre, Quentin Reynolds, Warwick Deeping, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Major-General Frank Sutton, S. S. Van Dine, Floyd Gibbons, Ida M Tarbe

New York, New York: Hearst Magazines, 1932. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Good. Single original ssue with front cover--back cover missing, and with advertisements. Quarto, 11 3/4" tall, 158 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. An original periodical, good only overall with exterior shelf wear, moderate exterior soiling, spine chipped and front cover loose at hinge, edge torn and chipped at bottom fore-corner, internal binding solid, paper generallly clean lightly yellowed except for the first and last page which have been exposed. Note: 'The Cosmopolitan' began publication in 1886, founded by Paul Schlicht. Taken over by John Bisben Walker in 1889, it became a leading periodical for popular quality articles and fiction in its time, using quality illustration and the best authors, and being especially interested in keeping women readers--Taken over by Hearst, it began transition to a 'women's magazine began in the 1920's. A terrific read as an example of its moment in time and excellent resource.

$9.50

Lavoisier in the Year One; the birth of a new science in an age of revolution (Great Discoveries series)
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Lavoisier in the Year One; the birth of a new science in an age of revolution (Great Discoveries series)

By Madison Smartt Bell

New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 214 pages, black and maroon boards. A fine, clean, neat, hard cover edition with little shelf wear ; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with the original price present.

$7.50

One Half of Robertson Davies: stories lectures, jeux d'esprit, and advice on writing and writers, books and literature

By Robertson Davies,

New York, New York: Viking Press, 1982. First printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Near fine/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 286 pages, brown quarter-cloth. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: containing the inspired and inspiring selections gathered during a life time of discriminating reading for his own use.

By Elbert Hubbard

Aurora/ New York: Roycrofters (Roycroft) /Wm H. Wise, 1928. Early Printing. Decorative Paper. Very good. "Printed and made into a book by the Roycrofters, at their shops, in East Aurora, Erie County, New York State." This was originally issued in 1923. Quarto, 10 1/2" tall, 228 pages with two color printing on colored paper, decorative brown endpapers, side stitched, with stiff brown printed wraps. A very good original copy over all with moderate shelf wear and minor exterior soiling, rubbing at the corners, cloth binding tap starting to peel at corners, interior clean, binding tight, but with a previous owner's name stamp in the front endpaper.

$16.50

Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
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Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

By Christopher Hitchens

New York, New York: 12 Twelve--Grand Central Publishing, 2011. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good +/Very good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, xix + 788 pages, yellow and black boards. A very good plus, clean, neat sturdy hard cover first edition withlight shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket, edge torn at the spine, with the original price present

$9.50

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: notes and asides from National Review
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Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: notes and asides from National Review

By William F. Buckley, Jr.

New York, New York: Basic Books / Perseus, 2007. First printing. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 295 pages, grey and black boards. A near fine, clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with rubbing at the fold edges with the original price.

$9.50

Essays in Criticism; Volume I: First Series; Volume II: Second Series; [in two (2) volumes complete];

By Matthew Arnold

London, England: Macmillan Company, 1898. First edition thus. Decorative Leather. Very good. Two handsome volumes, complete in decorative three-quarter green morrocco over marbled boards. 12mo, 7" tall; vol. 1: xii + 379 pages; vol. 2: [iv] + 319 pages ; gilt top fore-edge; decorative 5 banded leather with decorative gilt spine titles, gilt leather borders; endpapers marbled--bound by Dudley and Hodge. In very good clean, neat condition over all with moderate shelf wear BUT rubbing at the corners, with volume 1 through to the boards at three corners and volume 2 rubbed at the spine bands; interiors near fine, hinges and binding tight, paper clean and light to moderately yellowed.

$45.00

Andy Warhol's Interview (Inter/View), Vol. XIV (14), No. 6, June, 1985; John Travolta (cover); William Webster, Martin Amis, Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, Liberace, Bob Guccione jr, Alexander Iolas, Little Richard; etc..

By Andy Warhol, Gael Love, Fred Hughes (editors); et al; Richard Bernstein (cover art), Jackie Collins

New York, New York: Interview Inc., 1985. First edition. Tabloid. Very Good -. A single issue. Folio, 17" tall, 142 pages with black and white and color, wire saddle stitch, newsprint tabloid, A very good minus, generally clean, original copy, paper lightly yellowed but with rubbing to the exterior edges and spine.

$19.00

Andy Warhol's Interview (Inter/View), Vol. XI (11), No. 11, November, 1981; Diane Von Furstenberg (cover); Joseph Mankiewicz, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Jeremy Irons, Mark Thatcher; etc..

By Andy Warhol, Gael Love, Fred Hughes (editors); et al; Richard Bernstein (cover art); Fran Lebowitz

New York, New York: Interview Inc., 1981. First edition. Tabloid. Good. A single issue. Folio, 17" tall, 86 pages with black and white and color, wire saddle stitch, newsprint tabloid, A good minus over all, generally clean, original copy, paper moderately yellowed with rubbing to the exterior edges and spine, BUT a 3" x 4" bottom corner of the cover missing and a dampstain to the the spine visible throughout. Still a readible copy.

$9.50

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