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The Song of the Indian Wars
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The Song of the Indian Wars

By Neihardt, John G.

New York: Macmillan Company, 1925. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 231 pages. Near Fine. Bound in brown cloth over boards with black cloth spine, illustrated endpapers, rough-cut fore and bottom edges. A few minor extremity bumps, slight dampstain to lower board. Hinges sound. This is copy #295 of 500 copies, signed and numbered by Neihardt on limitation page.. Illustrated by Allen Tupper True. Neihardt had been working on an Epic Cycle of the West for eleven years, having completed two parts prior to this one. "The Song of the Indian Wars deals with the last great fight for the bison pastures of the Plains between the westering white men and the prairie tribes--the struggle for the right of way between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean." Neihardt made a conscious effort to neither fictionalize his material nor sentimentalize the characters. Handsomely illustrated by Allen Tupper True. . Signed by Author.

$201.00

Destiny: A Novel in Pictures
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Destiny: A Novel in Pictures

By Nückel, Otto

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, 1930. First US Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. [207] pages. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Bound in red cloth over boards with black endpapers. A touch of fading to spine. Hinges sound. Jacket has two large pieces missing from front panel, several creases and some tears closed with tape repairs from the back.. Lead engravings. Pioneering graphic novel capturing the crisis of capitalism in the early 20th century. The story is the tragic tale of a girl from the lower classes told entirely through pictures. Nückel, an artist working in Munich in the early 20th century, was a contemporary and an inspiration to Lynd Ward. Nückel's preferred medium was the leadcut, and his mastery of this medium is clearly evident in this work. Scarce in any sort of dust jacket.

$288.00

Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman

By Bucke, Richard Maurice (1837-1902)

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1883. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 240 pages. Very Good. Bound in original red-brown cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine lettering and rules, top edge gilt, light blue-green endpapers. Mottling to lower margin of cloth on upper board and toward heel of spine on lower board, spine somewhat darkened. Scattered foxing inside. Solid copy with sound hinges.. Black & white plates. An important Whitman book, though more of an anthology of documents about Whitman than a conventional biography. Its importance arises from the major contributions of Whitman himself, who wrote the account of his birthplace and family on the first 24 pages. Dr. Brucke was an adoring friend, and his tendency to sometimes portray Whitman as a demi-god made the poet uncomfortable, giving rise to significant alterations and revisions by Whitman in an attempt to tone it down. Printing 1 and binding A according to Blanck's Bibliography of American Literature. BAL #21424.

$345.00

Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West
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Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West

By McCarthy, Cormac

New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo. 337 pages. Fine in Fine dust jacket. Beautiful copy. Touch of fading to extreme top and bottom edges of upper board. Textblock is tight, seems unread. No prior ownership marks. Also free of the remainder mark found on the majority of copies. No chips or tears to jacket.. McCarthy's masterpiece, which critics now acknowledge as one of the greatest American novels to date and likely to retain that status. Set in the American Southwest between 1849-1850 and based on historical events, McCarthy brings some unforgettable characters to life--including the landscape itself, spectacularly written. The Judge is a freak of pure evil, violence, and intelligence, whose discourses on the human condition the reader wishes to counter, but cannot.

$3450.00

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

By Mead, Taylor

[New York]: (s.n.), 1961. Softcover. Octavo. 42 pages. Good+. Some light rubs and creases to covers.. 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.

$863.00

The Muddy Fork A Work in Progress

By Crumley, James

Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984. Limited Ed. Hardcover. Small octavo. 25 pages. Fine. 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.

$86.00

Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly
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Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life Among the Lowly

By Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)

Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1852. First Edition. Original cloth. Octavos. Near Fine. Some fading and light wear to the original cloth bindings.. A lovely copy of one of the most impactful books of the American 19th century. There is little doubt that Mrs. Stowe's book and its widespread readership in the North solidified abolition sentiment and hastened the oncoming Civil War. This first edition has a scarce prospectus of the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe laid in, which she has inscribed and signed "From Harriet Beecher Stowe." The prospectus is in the original mailing envelope addressed in Mrs. Stowe's hand and postmarked Hartford, Conn. Also laid in is an early 20th century description of this item by bookseller Harry F. Marks. Faint contemporaneous inscriptions on endpapers of both volumes. The two volumes reside in a custom slipcase. BAL #19343 binding "B" (priority not established).

$11500.00

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 Edition. Original cloth. Octavo. 409 pages. Fine. 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. . No dust jacket.

$288.00

The Managers A Comedy of Cape Cod

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

[east Bridgewater]: Baggia Press/Elmwood Bookshop, 1972. Limited Edition. Wrappers. Duodecimo. [iv], 35 pages. Fine. Stage Diagram. 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.

$115.00

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. Quarter cloth. Octavo. vi, 170 pages. Fine in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. 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.

$575.00