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America’s First Crusade.
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America’s First Crusade.

by HOOVER, HERBERT.

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Presentation copy inscribed by Hoover to Stanford ProfessorFrontispiece. 8vo. Original cloth, in dust wrapper. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First Printing, with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. Presentation copy inscribed by Hoover on the front endpaper, "To Prof. Eliot Jones (and Mrs. Jones) With the wishes for a Happy New Year (if any) Herbert Hoover." Eliot Jones, author of five books, was a professor at Stanford (Hoover's alma mater) for 35 years. Dust wrapper slightly chipped at edges, with 1½-inch tear to top of front cover; 1-inch tear to middle of spine; o/w Fine.
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Amphigorey Also
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Amphigorey Also

by Edward Gorey (Inscribed)

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ONE OF 26 LETTERED COPIES, INSCRIBEDIllustrated. 4to. Original pictorial cloth, in pictorial dust wrapper; enclosed in publisher's slipcase, pictorial label. Congdon and Weed, New York (1983). First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies, signed by Gorey. This copy inscribed "For Isobel" on the colophon page. Isobel was a very good friend of Gorey's who became the dedicatee of his book The Water Flowers. A compilation of 17 books including The Utter Zoo, The Blue Aspic, The Epiplectic Bicycle, The Sopping Thursday, The Grand Passion, Les Passementeries Horribles, The Eclectic Abecedarium, L'Heure Bleue, The Broken Spoke, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy, The Glorious Nosebleed, The Loathsome Couple, The Green Beads, Les Urnes Utiles, The Stupid Joke, The Prune People, and The Tuning Fork.Dust wrapper price clipped, some white staining on front of slipcase, o/w a fine copy. Scarce.
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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

by AYN RAND (Inscribed)

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FIRST EDITION. SIGNED. PRESENTATION COPY. [#24 OF 700]Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.With Additional Articles by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan and Robert Hessen. 8vo. Original black cloth-backed green cloth, in custom made Greenbriar slipcase. The New American Library (1966). First Edition. Limited to 700 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy #24. Presentation copy inscribed by Rand on the half-title, "To . . . Cordially – Ayn Rand 4/30/75." Fine. Scarce.
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Collected Stories. 1939-1976.
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Collected Stories. 1939-1976.

by Paul Bowles (Inscribed)

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INSCRIBED BY BOWLES TO HIS PUBLISHERBOWLES, PAUL. Collected Stories. 1939-1976. Introduction by Gore Vidal. 8vo. Original decorated cloth-backed paper-covered boards; paper label on spine. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara 1979. First Edition. One of 5 presentation copies marked "5/5 JM" and signed by the publisher John Martin on the colophon page. This copy is a presentation copy from Bowles to Martin. "For John Martin who believes in making books beautiful. (You must come and have tea at the Beach Café some day.) All best, Paul B. Tangier 3/x/79." Fine.
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The Congo, and Other Poems.
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The Congo, and Other Poems.

by VACHEL LINDSAY (Inscribed)

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8vo. Decorated cloth, gilt letters on spine. New York, Macmillan Company 1922. Later edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Lindsay on the front endpaper, "With good wishes to Harry Strong. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay." Offsetting to front and back endpapers, o/w Fine.
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The Double Anniversary: ’76 and ’63.  A Fourth of July Address Delivered at Quincy, Mass
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The Double Anniversary: ’76 and ’63. A Fourth of July Address Delivered at Quincy, Mass

by Charles Francis Adams, Jr

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8vo. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Boston: Wm. Parsons Lunt. 1869. First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the cover, "John Bartlett with respect of C. F. A. Jr. " Charles Francis Adams, Jr. was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry on December 28, 1861. He fought with distinction during the Gettysburg Campaign, where his company was heavily engaged at the Battle of Aldie. On September 8, 1864 he was commissioned as the lieutenant colonel of the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry (officially designated "5th Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry"). He was promoted to colonel and assumed command of the regiment on March 14, 1865, shortly before the end of the war. At that time regiment was assigned guarding Confederate prisoners of war at Point Lookout, Maryland. Adams had it reassigned to front line duty during the closing days of the campaign against Richmond, an action he wrote about with regret in his autobiography. He led his regiment into Richmond… Read More
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Four Years of Fighting
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Four Years of Fighting

by Charles Carleton Coffin (Inscribed)

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First Edition.Presentation copy. Inscribed by Coffin.Four Years of Fighting: A Volume of Personal Observation with the Army and Navy, from the First Battle of Bull Run to the Fall of Richmond.Hardcover. Near Fine. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo. Modern black cloth. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First Edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Coffin on the front endpaper, "Capt. G[eorge] G[renville] Benedict / from the Author / C. C. Coffin / June 1st 1866." Charles Carleton Coffin was one of the best-known newspaper correspondents of the Civil War and has been called the Ernie Pyle of his era. George Grenville Benedict, who fought with 12th Vermont Infantry, was among a group of men involved in the successful flank attack on Pickett's Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg. For his action on the third day of the battle he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Benedict's esteemed two-volume set, Vermont in the Civil War, was published in 1886. Coffin was frequently the first to get war reports from the… Read More
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The Last of the Great Scouts
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The Last of the Great Scouts: [Inscribed by Buffalo Bill Cody]

by Helen Cody Wetmore

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The Last of the Great Scouts. The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody 'Buffalo Bill,' as Told to His Sister.Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated. 8vo. Original red decorated boards, gold stamped. London: The Partington Company 1903. New Edition. Expressly printed to commemorate the visit of Colonel Cody and the Rough Riders of the Worlds's to Europe 1903-04, and could only to be obtained from the representatives of Colonel Cody. This copy inscribed by Buffalo Bill Cody, "With the compliments / of the subject / W.F. Cody / Buffalo Bill / To E. Drake 1904." Some slight chipping to cover; spine faded; some light foxing; o/w Very Nice. Scarce.
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Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire. (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.)

Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire. (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.)

by Carson McCullers

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INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPYFirst French Edition of McCullers first book. One of 100 hors commerce copies, of a total edition of 2750 copies printed on velin blanc suedois. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Francis Ambriere from Carson McCullers."Francis Ambrière was a French author. He was selected for the Prix Goncourt in 1940, for his book Les Grandes Vacances.Soft cover. Fine. Traduit de lAnglais par Marie-Madeleine Fayet. Preface de Denis de Rougemont 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Éditions Stock, Paris 1947.A fine, partially unopened copy. McCullers presentation copies are scarce.
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Les Aventures d'Antoine Doinel

Les Aventures d'Antoine Doinel

by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT (Inscribed)

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Les Aventures dAntoine Doinel. Les Quatre Cents Coups. LAmour à Vingt Ans. Baisers Volés. Domicile Conjugal.Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo. Original paper wrappers, in dust wrapper. Paris Mercure de France 1970. First Edition of Truffauts second book. Presentation copy inscribed by Truffaut, "Pour Mrs Ingrid Hjerting avec les hommages de François Truffaut."The book contains screenplays for the first four Antoine Doinel movies. Antoine Doinel, realized onscreen over a number of years by Jean-Pierre Leaud, was Truffauts autobiographical double. The Doinel films compiled here begin in Doinel's childhood with The 400 Blows and continue through adolescence and early manhood with Antoine and Colette, Stolen Kisses, and Bed and Board. A very nice copy. Scarce in dust wrapper.
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The Longfellow Birthday-Book
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The Longfellow Birthday-Book

by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (Inscribed)

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Illustrated. Frontispiece. 12mo. Original pictorial cloth. Boston, 1881. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow on the front flyleaf, "Fanny C. Stone with kind regards of H.W.L." [Frances Coolidge Stone was a friend of Longfellow's daughter Alice. She was the daughter of Eben F. Stone of Newburyport, MA, who served in the Massachusetts Senate in the 1850s and was a U.S. Congressman in the 1880s.]Longfellow has also signed his name on page 63 under his birthday listing for February 27.Many other signatures are inscribed on their birthdates throughout the book. Binding worn at edges and corners; o/w a fine copy.
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Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.
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Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.

by STEIN, GERTRUDE.

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First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Stein on the front endpaper, dated Oct 20, 1933, shortly before she returned to America after a thirty-year absence.Small 8vo. Original printed orange wrappers in scarce publisher's slipcase, Paris: Plain Edition (1932).Wrappers and slipcase lightly soiled, o/w fine.
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Over the Teacups.
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Over the Teacups.

by Oliver Wendell Holmes (Inscribed)

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First Edition. Presentation copy.Inscribed to Madison Cawein.Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. Original green cloth, gold-stamped. Boston and New York 1891. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the front endpaper to the poet Madison Cawein, "Madison Cawein With the kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes Boston October 12th 1891". Also inscribed by Cawein.Madison Cawein's poetry extolled the fields and forests, springs and flowers of Kentucky. Joyce Kilmer adjudged him the greatest nature poet of his time. An interesting association copy. Front hinge starting, o/w Fine.
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Personae
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Personae: The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound.

by Ezra Pound (Inscribed)

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Hardcover. Original blue cloth, faded and worn; enclosed in blue cloth box. New Directions (New York, James Laughlin 1949). New (Offset) Edition. Gallup A27B. Presentation copy inscribed from Pound to a literary critic. "Mr. . . . Aug. 56 Ezra Pound." With the recipient's notes in the text. A nice copy.
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Pieces of Three. Meyer Liben, Paul Goodman, Edouard Roditi.

by GOODMAN, PAUL.

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Soft cover. Fine. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. (The 5x8 Press, New Jersey 1942). First Edition. Presentation copy from Paul Goodman to James Laughlin. For James Laughlin / Paul / May 1942. A wonderful association copy from Goodman to the owner of New Directions Press. In 1941 Laughlin published an anthology of five young American poets that included Paul Goodman. Very light water stain to edge of cover, o/w Fine.
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Plays and Controversies
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Plays and Controversies

by W.B. YEATS (Signed)

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Presentation copy.Signed by Yeats First EditionMacmillan and Company Limited, London, 1923. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Illustrated. Frontispiece, with tissue guard. 8vo. Original green boards, blind stamped design on cover, gilt letters on spine; enclosed in original brown printed dust wrapper. Wade 139. Presentation copy, signed by Yeats on the title page, with blind stamped Presentation Copy on title page. Although not stated, the book comes from the library of the translator Cecil Georges Bazile. Some very light foxing; 1½-inch chip missing on rear edge of spine; rear hinge starting; dust wrapper worn and chipped at edges; o/w Very Nice
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Poèmes. Léone – Allégories – La Crucifixion – Neiges.

by COCTEAU, JEAN.

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First Edition.Inscribed and signed by Cocteau with an original profile line drawing by Cocteau on the half-title. 8vo. Original printed wrappers, enclosed in modern cloth box. Paris: Gallimard 1948. Covers with splitting along spine, short tears and soiling, as usual, o/w Fine.
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Sonnets for Caresse.

by HARRY CROSBY

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Hardcover. 12mo. Original vellum, lettered in manuscript on the spine, hand-painted borders on boards, gold and purple marbled endpapers, original printed wrappers bound-in. Paris, Albert Messein 1926. Third Edition. Minkoff A-3c. Limited to 100 copies on Arches. This copy inscribed by Harry Crosby: 'Helenka from Harry Paris MCMXXVII.' Helenka was probably Helenka Adamowski Pantaleoni, the Broadway and film actress, intellectual and great beauty who later founded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and became the president of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF. Adamowski met Harry at Harvard when he was a student after World War I. She remembered him at this time as being 'an incredibly sensitive, high-strung, poetic individual who was wound up to such a pitch that even in those early days I wondered whether he would survive the year.' . . . Harry once took her to the Harvard-Yale boat races in New London, hired an airplane and insisted that the pilot essay some aerobatic stunts. The pilot refused, but 'Harry did… Read More
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The Spider's House
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The Spider's House: With a Preface by the Author.

by Paul Bowles (Inscribed)

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INSCRIBED BY BOWLES TO HIS PUBLISHERBOWLES, PAUL. The Spider's House. With a Preface by the Author. 8vo. Original decorated cloth-backed paper-covered boards; paper label on spine. Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara 1982. First Edition. One of 4 copies for presentation marked "Presentation Edition 4/4," signed by the publisher John Martin on the colophon page. This copy is a presentation copy from Bowles to Martin. "For John Martin, Greetings from the Third and Fourth Worlds. 'But what was the past of her to which she mattered?' Best, Paul Bowles Tangier, 9/111/82." Fine.
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Struggles and Triumphs: or, Forty Years’ Recollections of P.T. Barnum. Written by Himself.

by P.T. BARNUM

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INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPYP.T. Barnum. Struggles and Triumphs; or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum. Written by Himself.Illustrated. Frontispiece. 8vo. Original dark green cloth, gilt decorated on spine. Buffalo, New York. 1873. Author's Edition. Revised, Enlarged, Newly Illustrated.Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. "To Geo Le French, Esq. With Compliments of the Author P.T. Barnum Bridgeport July 5th 1874."Three small water stains on front cover; ¼-inch strip at head of spine loose; heel of spine slightly chipped; o/w a very nice copy of this rare presentation copy by P.T. Barnum.
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