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The Fall
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The Fall

By Camus, Albert

Alfred A Knopf, 1956. Stated first American edition. Blue cloth spine, brown boards, gilt titles, red topstain. Translated by Justin O'Brien. Book very good with slight fading to boards at edges. DJ, with author photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson, also very good with rubbing, two closed tears, price clipped. Uncommon in first. 147 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$200.00

Desolation Angels
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Desolation Angels

By Kerouac, Jack

Coward McCann, Inc., 1965. First edition (NAP). Orange cloth, gilt titles, yellow endsheets. With an Introduction by Seymour Krim. Book very good plus with a few spots at top edge, foreedge but very text block tight, little wear. DJ also very good with rubbing to titles at spine, closed half-inch tears at foreedge of front and back panels, wear to spine-ends, fold corners. Price of $5.95 intact. Few copies left. 366 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$750.00

Visions of Cody
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Visions of Cody

By Jack Kerouac

McGraw-Hill, 1972. First printing. Maroon cloth, gilt titles, maroon topstain. With an Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. A late novel by Kerouac, posthumously published for the first time in entirety. Book very good plus with light edge soil, a few spots, faint tape marks to endsheets. DJ also very good with light wear, one short tear at head of spine. 398 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$350.00

Letting Go
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Letting Go

By Roth, Philip

Random House, 1966. Stated first printing. Black cloth spine with gilt blocks design, blue cloth boards with blindstamp at foreedge, pink topstain. This book was published with three variant colors in the block design. It is unclear if any of these constitute a 'first state.' This copy has lavender blocks. Book very good plus with light wear, tiny bump to top of front board at mid-section. DJ likewise very good with edgewear, one very short tear at top edge. 630 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$85.00

Clock Without Hands
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Clock Without Hands

By McCullers, Carson

Houghon Mifflin Co, 1961. Stated first printing with matching dates. Red cloth stamped with black and gilt decoration, yellow topstain. Book very good plus with little wear. Die-cut DJ very good with some abrasions to front panel, edgewear, price clipped. Author photo is the presumed first-state version with McCullers leaning forward. Original sales slip from Powell's Bookstore laid in. 241 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$250.00

Of Mice and Men
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Of Mice and Men

By Steinbeck, John

Covici Friede, 1937. Fifth printing, 1937. Tan cloth, black/brown titles at front and spine, brown topstain. Book very good with owner art deco style bookplate to front pastedown, owner's name inked out. DJ also very good with quarter-inch loss at head of spine, sunning to spine, two internally-repaired tears at spine, price clipped. Growing rare with DJ. 186 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$250.00

The Poorhouse Fair
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The Poorhouse Fair

By Updike, John

Alfred A Knopf, 1959. Stated first edition. Quarter rust cloth, blue teal boards, gilt titles, orange topstain. His first novel. Book very good with owner name and date to ffep, fading to topstain and boards at edges, small circular stain, very faint, at top edge. First-state DJ, with design by Harry Ford, has with one paragraph on back flap, very good minus with four chips at top edge, short tear at bottom edge, price clipped. 185 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$160.00

Bloodline
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Bloodline

By Gaines, Ernest

Dial Press, 1968. Stated first printing. Orange boards, black titles. His third book. Book very good with mild edge stain to foreedge, top edge soil. DJ very good with circular open tear at bottom edge, front panel, age some discoloration/soil. Now rare. 249 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$250.00

Song of Solomon
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Song of Solomon

By Morrison, Toni

U.S.A.: Alfred A Knopf, 1977. Stated first edition. Black cloth, gilt titles at spine, blindstamp at front, red topstain.Book very good plus with mild spotting to foreedge/top edge, a couple of spots to ffep. DJ also very good with faint stripes from old-style Brodart, else near fine. 337 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$125.00

The Shootist
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The Shootist

By Glendon Swarthout

U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1975. Stated first edition. Black faux-leather spine over brown boards, gilt titles. Well-loved tale about an aging gunslinger that was filmed by Don Siegel and starred John Wayne. Swarthout's son has written a kind of sequel, The Last Shootist. Book looks good on the outside but has suffered some internal moisture-rippling, resulting in discoloration to pastedowns and light warping of some pages toward the end of the text block. DJ has mostly escaped this accident with only a few spots at flaps. Now very rare in first. 186 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$675.00

The Croquet Player
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The Croquet Player

By Wells, H. G

Viking Press, 1937. Gray cloth with black/gilt titles and design at front and spine. First US edition (NAP). With illustrations by Clifton Line. A short novel combining Wells' fascination with the occult with his societal outlook. Book very good with darkening to gutters, top edge soil. First state DJ designed by Martinot also very good with wear at edges. Price of $1.25 intact. 98 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$125.00

Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

By Lawrence, D. H

Grove Press, 1959. Blue cloth over beige boards, gilt titles. Third manuscript version, originally published in 1928. With an Introduction by Mark Schorer and a Preface by Archibald MacLeish. Apparent first issue owing to single-digit zip code on title page. Book very good with darkening to pastedowns, light fading to cloth. DJ with original price of $6, also very good with two closed tears, partial sunning to front panel common to this title. 368 pp.. 1st Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$80.00

The Bell
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The Bell

By Murdoch, Iris

Viking Press, 1958. First US edition (pub in). Light blue cloth over floral-patterned boards, white titles. Book very good with top edge soil. DJ very good with wear to spine-ends, folds. 342 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

The Tenants
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The Tenants

By Malamud, Bernard

U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1971. First printing stated. Red cloth, gilt titles, black topstain. Malamud's novel about two writers, one Jewish and one African-American, in a race against time and the landlord to finish their books. Book very good plus with mild wear, abrasion to front board at bottom edge. DJ also very good with some small paint daubs, matching abrasion at bottom edge, rubbing. 230 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$40.00

Leaf Storm and Other Stories
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Leaf Storm and Other Stories

By Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

U.S.A.: Harper & Row, 1976. Turquoise cloth stamped with dark green titles and decoration, two-toned green endsheets. Stated first edition. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Book very good -plus with faint waterstain to back board, else little wear. DJ also very good with equivalent stain and repaired tears to reverse, 146 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

By Spark, Muriel

Lippincott & Co., 1962. Green cloth, blue titles & decoration. First US edition (NAP). One of her best known and most memorable novels. Book very good with owner signature to ffep, mild wear to cloth at spine-ends. DJ very good wth chipping at spine-ends, stains at back panel, a couple of short closed tears. Price of $3.95 intact. 186 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$75.00

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Novels and Stories
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Novels and Stories

By McCullers, Carson

Houghton Mifflin, 1951. First edition with matching dates on TP and CR. Salmon cloth, red titles/decoration. No DJ. Includes Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and other shoft pieces. Book very good with watermark / evidence of waterstain to back board and foreedge, else clean and tight. 791 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$75.00

Lonely Crusade: A Novel
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Lonely Crusade: A Novel

By Himes, Chester

Alfred A Knopf, 1947. Brown cloth, gilt titles. Stated first edition. Hines' second novel, a tale of love, sex and race-conciousness. Book very good with small stain at foreedge affecting first 3 pages, else very good plus. DJ, designed by Philip Grushkin, very good minus, with soil, loss edge-chipping and one wrinkle-tear at bottom of front panel, price clipped. 398 pp. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$275.00

The Sheltering Sky
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The Sheltering Sky

By Bowles, Paul

New Directions, 1949. Fourth 'large' printing, as stated on DJ, although few copies left of any printing. Camel cloth, blue/black titles. A bit of darkening to pastedowns, else little wear. DJ designed by Emil Lustig also very good plus with tiny hole at flap fold, $2.75 price preserved on flap. 318 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$250.00

A Round Dozen
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A Round Dozen

By Alcott, Louisa May

Viking Press, 1963. First edition (FP). Pink cloth stamped with blue titles and illustration. With one-color spot drawings by Tasha Tudor. Selected and with a Foreword by Anne Thaxter Eaton. A very good plus/near fine copy in very good plus DJ with price clipped. Rare in this condition. 256 pp.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Tasha Tudor.

$375.00

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