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THE RIVER

by Laughlin, James iv

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Crescent City Books
Published
1938
Condition
Very Good+
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$250.00

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Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1938. Very Good+/n/a. The third book published by New Directions and the first book of author and New Directions founder James Laughlin. In Very Good+ condition with staple binding
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KON BOX

by Kon, Michiko

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Published
1996
Condition
Fine
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$125.00

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Tucson, AZ & Tokyo: Nazraeli Press, 1996. Fine/n/a. First Edition 1/1000. Loose 6x6" cardstock plates in As-Issued Plexiglas Box. Photography Monograph. Offset printed plates housed in a clear Plexiglas box with a sliding lid. Text in English and Japanese. Limited to one thousand copies.
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FIRE STATION

by Bukowski, Charles

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Published
1970
Condition
Fine
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$200.00

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Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1970. Fine/Fine. One full-page illustration by Buk. Title printed on smaller deckle-edged red paper. Original printed wrappers, deckle edges. FIRST EDITION, first printing. A book of nine poems. Designed, printed, and bound by Noel Young and Graham Mackintosh.
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RIDING TO THE TIGRIS

by Stark, Freya

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Crescent City Books
Published
1959
Condition
Near Fine
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$200.00

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London: John Murray, 1959. Near Fine/Near Fine. Inscribed by Stark to Thomas and Margaret McCormick. Book plate for previous (inscribed to) owners pasted to front cover endpaper, both otherwise Fine. Books signed by Freya Stark are extremely rare.
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MIRATIONS & MIRACLES OF MANDY

by Scott, Natalie

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Published
1929
Condition
Near Fine
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$250.00

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New Orleans: Robt. H. True Co., 1929. Near Fine/n/a. First edition. A classic Louisiana cookbook. Natalie Vivian Scott (1890-1957) was a decorated war hero, celebrated journalist, award-winning playwright, historic preservationist, and author of several books on New Orleans regional cuisine and Mexican cooking. The cover art is by New Orleans painter and graphic artist Olive Leonhardt. Very light… Read more
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THE MYSTERY OF ANGELINA FROOD

by Freeman, R. Austin

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Published
1924
Condition
Very Good
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$275.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. Very Good/Good+. 1924 First Edition in a 1926 Jacket.
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THE MIME OF MICK, NICK, AND THE MAGGIES

by Joyce, James

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Crescent City Books
Published
1934
Condition
Very Good
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$450.00

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The Hague: The Servire Press, 1934. Very Good/Very Good+. 1/1000 from an edition limited to 1,029 copies (of which 29 were signed by James and Lucia Joyce). Book in its original parchment wrapper and stapled cardstock box. This fragment forms pages 219-259 of Finnegans Wake, and was finely printed using an unusually large, round font. Joyce's daughter Lucia… Read more
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NOTHING PERSONAL

by Baldwin, James & Avedon, Richard

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Crescent City Books
Published
1964
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780140708318
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$425.00

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New York: Atheneum, 1964. Good/n/a. Slipcase in Fair condition with spotting and additional wear and breaks to the edges. Book has fared better, with only a slight tear along the spine. The Baldwin portions of the this book were reprinted in 2021.
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NEW DIRECTIONS IN PROSE & POETRY 1941

by Laughlin, James (editor); Brecht, Bertolt; Schwartz, Delmore; Kafka, Franz; Kees, Weldon; Berryman, John; Laughlin, Clarence John; Pound, Ezra; Young, Marguerite; et al.

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Crescent City Books
Published
1941
Condition
Very Good
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$200.00

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Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1941. Very Good/Very Good+. Shelf wear and chipping to the edges of the jacket's folds, no sun-bleaching
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THE WORLD'S BODY

by Ransom, John Crowe

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Crescent City Books
Published
1938
Condition
Very Good+
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$195.00

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New York: Scribner's , 1938. Very Good+/n/a. Scarce book without signature. This copy INSCRIBED by Ransom to Paul North: "A reader whom I respect."
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GROWTH OF THE SOIL

by Hamsum, Knut

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
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$350.00

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New York: Alfred A.Knopf; Borzoi Books, 1958. Near Fine/Very Good+. Cover design by Lustig;
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A CRACKLING OF THORNS

by Hollander, John

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Published
1958
Condition
Near Fine
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$125.00

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New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1958. Near Fine/Near Fine. Black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding strong and tight, pages bright. Previous owner's name written in pencil on front endpapers, otherwise Near Fine. Jacket shows some minor shelfwear, minor chipping on top edge. Price of $3.00 unclipped. INSCRIBED by Hollander to Carolyn Sharp. Hollander's first book, number… Read more
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THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (Ten Volume Set)

by Boswell, Thomas

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Published
1868
Condition
Fine
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$895.00

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London: Bell & Daldy, 1868. Fine/n/a. Beautiful 1/2 calf leather binding with text block edges marbled from the same pattern and style as the boards.Full Title: THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D., INCLUDING HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, CORRESPONDENCE WITH MRS. THRALE, &c &C.
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THE OUTSIDER, VOL 1, NO. 3

by Webb, Jon Edgar & Gypsy Lou [editors]; Burroughs, William S.; Bukowski, Charles et al

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Published
1963
Condition
Good
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$250.00

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New Orleans: Loujon Press, 1963. Good/n/a. Staples have rusted.
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THE MACHINE, AS SEEN AT THE END OF THE MECHANICAL AGE

by Hultén, K. G. Pontus

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Published
1968
Condition
Good+
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$95.00

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New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1968. Good+/n/a. Metal hinges slightly bent but working. Previous owner name (the surrealist author and translator Mary Ann Caws) on inside page, with small paper slips inserted to mark certain pages.
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HOTEL: POEMS

by Dobyns, Stephen

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Published
1967
Condition
Near Fine
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$250.00

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Iowa City, IA: Privately Printed by Stephen Dobyns, 1967. Near Fine/n/a. Author's first book. Chapbook printed by Dobyns himself and Signed "Stephen" on inside page. Staple binding has held.
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