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The Vinegar Works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction [Title from slipcase] Gashlycrumb Tinies; The Insect God; The West Wing

By Gorey, Edward (1925-2000)

New York: Simon & Schuster. Very Good. Three volumes in original slipcase. Joints of books have light . rubs, slipcase has more extensive rubs along edges.. 1963. Hardcover. Octavos. Three of Edward Gorey's delightful books issued in a slipcase under the collective title "The Vinegar Works." All are first printings. .

$250.00

Taylor Mead Excerpts from the Anonymous Diary of a New York Youth

By Mead, Taylor

[New York]: (s.n.). Good+. Some light rubs and creases to covers.. (1961). Softcover. Octavo. 42 pages. Taylor Mead, beat film actor, poet, muse of Andy Warhol... This is the first and most scarce of his published diaries. Photographs of Mead on front and rear covers by Lenora Miller. Prior owner gift inscription on inside front cover reads " To a friend who was very good to me. Hope you find what you ar (sic) looking for. / Whisky." .

$750.00

Into the Night Life (sheet, signed by both)

By Miller, Henry (1891-1980) and Bezalel Schatz

[Berkeley]: Privately Printed. Near Fine. [1947]. Limited Edition. Single sheet pages. Single unbound sheet from a 1947 collaboration between Henry Miller and Palestinian artist Bezalel Schatz. The sheet is SIGNED by both Miller and Schatz. The edition was entirely illustrated and printed in serigraph by Schatz. The text, reproduced in Miller's hand, comes from "Black Spring." Publishing lore regarding this project has it that most of the printed sheets for the edition remained unbound, stored in Miller's house at Big Sur, where the majority were eventually chewed up and/or defecated upon by mice. This example, though apparently from the group that were never bound, has happily evaded the rodents. . Signed by Author & Illustrator .

$300.00

The Muddy Fork A Work in Progress

By Crumley, James

Northridge: Lord John Press. Fine. 1984. Limited Ed. Hardcover. Small octavo. 25 pages. This is one of 200 copies signed by Crumley. A wonderful fragment, a least some of which went on to become "Mexican Tree Duck. ". Issued w/o DJ .

$75.00

Adventures in Cuba, or the Cazanova Treasure [Cover Title Seckatary Hawkins in Cuba]

By Hawkins, Seckatary [Robert F. Schulkers]

Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd Company, Publishers. Fine. (1921). First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. 409 pages. The first volume published in the Seckatary Hawkins series. These boys' stories revolve around a club of boys whose home base is a river bank on the Ohio, with the lead character being the "seckatary" who records their activities. This particular adventure is set in Cuba. Charmingly illustrated by Carll B. Williams. Bound in ribbed-textured cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, upper board also has vignette of Seckatary Hawkins with an open book and inkwell in black. A few minor extremity rubs, a bit of darkening along spine and top edge of upper board, otherwise clean and bright with sound hinges. Excellent condition. . No dust jacket .

$250.00

The Managers A Comedy of Cape Cod

By Lincoln, Joseph C[Rosby]. (1870-1944)

[east Bridgewater]: Baggia Press/Elmwood Bookshop. Fine. 1972. Limited Edition. Wrappers. Duodecimo. [iv], 35 pages. Copy #130 of 500 in this limited edition. One of a few plays penned by Cape Cod's most famous and beloved author of the early 20th century. Bound stiff card covers over a saddle-stapled binding. A few tiny rubs at spine ends. .

$100.00

Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

By Thoreau, Henry D[avid]. (1817-1862)

Boston: Ticknor & Fields. Near Fine. In original, unrestored brown cloth over boards. Gilt-stamped . spine titling remains bright. Pale yellow endpapers with no cracks to . hinges. There is a visible erasure or possible bookplate removal from . front pastedown. One signature within text a bit proud.. 1854. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. 357, ads. pages. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Indeed. Here is the first edition of "Walden," Thoreau's meditation on simple living and self-sufficiency in natural surroundings. It is certainly one of the most important works of 19th century American literature. First edition in remarkably nice condition. Housed in a very handsome early 20th century portfolio and slipcase with gilt-stamped leather spine, cloth sides with verticle gilt rules. Slipcase by James MacDonald Co, New York City. .

$15000.00

Young Joseph (Signed)

By Mann, Thomas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Near Fine. 1939. Full cloth. Octavo. [vi], 311 pages. SIGNED by Mann on preliminary blank. Translated from the German for the first time by Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter. Bound in black cloth over boards with gilt-titled spine, upper board stamped in black, decorated endpapers, and yellow topstain. Cloth shows minimal edge wear and just a hint of fading to spine. Binding sound and snug. . No dust jacket .

$300.00

No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories

By Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (Translated by J. S. Bernstein)

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers; (1968), First American edition. Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Quarter cloth; »»» Novella and eight short stories by which Garcia Marquez was introduced to the English-speaking public. Beautiful copy of the first American printing in unclipped, first state dust jacket. Bound in yellow paper over boards with orange cloth spine, decorated endpapers, spine titled in dark brown. A few faint rubs at spine ends, tiny bumps to fore corners. Jacket has touches of corresponding wear at extremities.

$556.00

No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories

By Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (translated by J. S. Bernstein)

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. (1968). First American Edition. Quarter cloth. Octavo. vi, 170 pages. Novella and eight short stories by which Garcia Marquez was introduced to the English-speaking public. Beautiful copy of the first American printing in unclipped, first state dust jacket. Bound in yellow paper over boards with orange cloth spine, decorated endpapers, spine titled in dark brown. A few faint rubs at spine ends, tiny bumps to fore corners. Jacket has touches of corresponding wear at extremities. . Jacket in Mylar protector .

$500.00

The Little Dark Man

By Terrell, Upton

Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co.; (1934), First printing. Good in a good dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; »»» Western set in Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Montana. This copy was in a rental library but bore the ordeal pretty well. The defects that resulted consist of several stamps to both endpapers, the jacket flaps being pasted to the front pastedowns, and the jacket being reinforced by a brown paper backing. No other library indications. Bound in blue textured paper over boards with spine and upper board stamped in orange, orange topstain. Endpapers are mildly browned, jacket extremities show mild rubs.

$39.00

Adventures in Cuba, or The Cazanova Treasure [cover title: Seckatary Hawkins in Cuba]

By Hawkins, Seckatary [Robert F. Schulkers]

Cincinnati: Stewart Kidd Company, Publishers; (1921), First printing. Fine; No dust jacket. Octavo, Original cloth; Illustration: Drawings by Carll B. Williams. »»» The first volume published in the Seckatary Hawkins series. These boys' stories revolve around a club of boys whose home base is a river bank on the Ohio, with the lead character being the "seckatary" who records their activities. This particular adventure is set in Cuba. Charmingly illustrated by Carll B. Williams. Bound in ribbed-textured cloth over boards with spine and upper board titled in gilt, upper board also has vignette of Seckatary Hawkins with an open book and inkwell in black. A few minor extremity rubs, a bit of darkening along spine and top edge of upper board, otherwise clean and bright with sound hinges. Excellent condition.

$278.00

Vision and Judgement in Ben Jonson's Drama (Yale Studies in English, 166)

By Jackson, Gabriele Bernhard

New Haven: Yale University Press; 1968, First printing. Good in a good, price-clipped dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Full cloth; »»» Examination of Jonson's meaning of the term 'poet,' in light of his insistence on claiming the title for himself as a dramatist. Green cloth over boards with gilt stamped lettering on a dark green title block on spine. Highlighting to six pages, small ink notation at top of rear pastedown, apparent library bar code at top edge of rear free endpaper though no other library marks. Jacket has minor edge wear, a small ink notation at top edge of rear panel, and light soil to rear panel.Indexed with a selected bibliography.

$10.00

Gone the Sun

By Groom, Winston

New York: Doubleday; 1988, First printing. Fine in a fine jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; »»» First edition by the author of "Forrest Gump." No prior ownership marks, jacket not clipped.

$17.00

Metaphor as Pure Adventure: a Lecture Delivered at the Library of Congress, December 4, 1967

By Dickey, James

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress; 1968, First printing. Very good. Octavo, Wrappers; »»» Poet James Dickey examines the use of metaphors, both in poetry and in everyday life. Dickey was Consultant in Poetry in English at the Library of Congress when this lecture was delivered. Printed wraps, stapled binding. Front cover illustration is an actual size reproduction of a plate from 'Bizzarie di varie figure,' by Giovanni Battista Braccelli, 1624. Some mild external soil, slight wrinkle to top edge of booklet.

$17.00

On Distant Ground

By Butler, Robert Olen

New York: Alfred A. Knopf; 1985, First printing. Fine in a very good, price clipped jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; »»» Novel of Vietnam, by a promising author. First edition. 3/8" closed tear on top edge of front panel of jacket near fore corner.

$28.00

The Pope in Space

By Blatner, Barbara Ann

Anchorage: Intertext; 1986, First printing. Very good in very good wrap around jacket. Octavo, Wrappers; »»» A unique and original voice in American poetry. Poems included here are: Leaving Grand Central Station; The Dead; To My Father, Ghost Prince of the Open West; Shopping; Anti-Prayer; Pennies on Yr Eyes; Bird Museum; Spider Bay; Red; Diary of an Actor I; Diary of an Actor II; Diary of an Actor III; and The Pope in Space: A Special Report. Copy #101 of an edition of 300 copies. Colorfully dyed wrapper around plain white covers, saddle-stapled binding. Minor edge wear, a couple of minor finger stains to front cover.

$11.00

Dirty Work

By Brown, Larry

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books Chapel Hill; 1989, First printing. Very Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; »»» Book is unread. An exceptional first novel by a then captain of the Oxford Mississippi Fire Department. Jacket has a few tiny edge wrinkles. Crisp, with no remainder marks or prior ownership marks.

$10.00

Target Five

By Forbes, Colin

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.; 1973, First printing. Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Full cloth; »»» The American Arctic command at Target Five try to capture a Top Secret list of Soviet strategic submarine stations. Cold War action novel. Red cloth over boards with silver stamped spine lettering. Prior owner name penned at top of front free endpaper. Minor spotting to text block edges, faintly browned area at fore edge of front free endpaper. Jacket has some mild edge wrinkles with slight rubbing. All in all a clean and bright copy.

$10.00

The Morning and the Evening

By Williams, Joan

New York: Atheneum; 1961, First printing. Very good in a very good dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Full cloth; »»» First novel by this Tennessee native. Williams writes sensibly about an outcast in a small Southern town. Dark blue cloth over boards with gilt stamped spine lettering, dark blue top stain, orange endpapers. Touch of fading at extreme edges of boards. Jacket has mild rubbed wrinkling at extremities and a .25" chip at top edge of joint fold on rear panel. No prior ownership marks.

$21.00

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