Literary Firsts from Charles Agvent

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A GOOD SCHOOL

by YATES, Richard

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Charles Agvent
Published
(1978)
Condition
Slight dust soiling to top bulked edge. Just about Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
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$106.30

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New York: Delacorte Press, (1978). First Edition. hardcover. Slight dust soiling to top bulked edge. Just about Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. NOT the rather common Book Club edition which also states "First Printing."
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THE EYE

by NABOKOV, Vladimir

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1965
Condition
Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a few small holes on the spine and some tanning
Edition
First Edition
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$62.50

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New York: Phaedra, 1965. First Edition. Wraps. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with a few small holes on the spine and some tanning. Advance Copy in wraps with dustwrapper with the publisher's address line on the copyright page and Trident Press noted on the rear dustwrapper flap. The dustwrapper is identical to the trade issue but slightly… Read more
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BRING IT UP FROM THE DARK

by DUNCAN, Robert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1970
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$43.80

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[Berkeley]: Cranium Press, 1970. First Edition. Broadside. Fine. A 10" x 15" broadside of a poem by Duncan printed for Cody's Books.
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LEMON GROVE 3

by GRAY, Don

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1968)
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$18.80

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[San Francisco]: (Twowindows Press), (1968). First Edition. Fine. A 10" x 13" broadside of a poem printed in two colors on heavy stock.
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A SUITABLE BOY

by SETH, Vikram

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1993)
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Harper Collins, (1993). First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Advance Reading Copy in pictorial wraps. The first trade printing consisted of 100,000 copies.
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THE ICE-SHIRT

by VOLLMANN, William

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1990)
Condition
Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$62.50

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New York: Viking, (1990). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Author's third book, containing illustrations by the author not present in the British edition. This first printing consisted of 5000 copies.
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GERALD'S PARTY

by COOVER, Robert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1986
Condition
Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.
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SEQUENCES

by SASSOON, Siegfried

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1946)
Condition
Endpapers lightly offset, as usual. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$31.30

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London: Faber & Faber, (1946). First Edition. cloth. Endpapers lightly offset, as usual. Near Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper. Sixty-two poems taken from privately printed collections.
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FINDING A GIRL IN AMERICA

by DUBUS, Andre

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1980)
Condition
Fine in Very Good dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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Boston: David R. Godine, (1980). First Edition. cloth. Fine in Very Good dustwrapper. His fourth book, a wonderful collection of stories including "Killings," the basis for the critically acclaimed film IN THE BEDROOM. The title novella was also one of three stories that formed the basis for the film, WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE. Small chip at the… Read more
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A MONTH OF SUNDAYS

by UPDIKE, John

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1975
Condition
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper.
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AT THE END OF THE OPEN ROAD

by SIMPSON, Louis

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1963)
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$62.50

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Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, (1963). First Edition. Pictorial wraps. Very Good. Pictorial wraps. Poet's second book.
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BRING IT UP FROM THE DARK

by DUNCAN, Robert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1970
Condition
Small hole in the margin. Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$31.30

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[Berkeley]: Cranium Press, 1970. First Edition. Broadside. Small hole in the margin. Near Fine. A 10" x 15" broadside of a poem by Duncan printed for Cody's Books.
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ROBERT FROST READING. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE RECORDINGS

by FROST, Robert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1951
Condition
Unplayed but apparently Fine
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$937.50

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Hanover, NH: Department of Speech, 1951. record. Unplayed but apparently Fine. Two 12" long-playing microgroove needle record albums comprising four sides of Frost reading his poetry recorded on 27 November 1951. Enclosed in a green album cover that has room for a third record which may or may not have been issued with this set. Attached to the… Read more
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THE TORCHES

by TATE, James

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1968
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$93.80

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[Santa Barbara]: Unicorn Press, 1968. First Edition. Fine. One of an unknown edition of this 10" x 16" handsome broadside with a print by Vanden Berg for the title poem of a collection by Tate.
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THE VOICE OF ASIA

by MICHENER, James

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1951)
Condition
Fine in a price-clipped, Good dustwrapper with soiling and small tears
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Random House, (1951). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped, Good dustwrapper with soiling and small tears. Collectable copy of this early title.
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RUNNING DOG

by DeLILLO, Don

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1978
Condition
Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper.
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$125.00
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DUPLICATE KEYS

by SMILEY, Jane

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
1984
Condition
Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$43.80

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Smiley's third book.
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BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME

by KENNEDY, William

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1978)
Condition
Foxing to bulked edges of the text. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with two short closed tears and a crease on the front
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$56.30

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New York: The Viking Press, (1978). First Edition. Hardcover. Foxing to bulked edges of the text. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with two short closed tears and a crease on the front. Author's third book and the second book in the Albany Cycle.
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LIFE STUDIES

by LOWELL, Robert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
(1959)
Condition
Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with some edgewear, mostly at the spine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$87.50

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New York: Farrar Straus Cudahy, (1959). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper with some edgewear, mostly at the spine. Winner of the National Book Award.
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THREE-QUARTER LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MICHAEL ARLEN

by SITWELL, Osbert

Seller
Charles Agvent
Published
[1930]
Condition
Minor wear to spine tips. Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$106.30

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London: Heinemann, [1930]. First Edition. Minor wear to spine tips. Near Fine. One of 520 numbered copies SIGNED by Sitwell.
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