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Not Quite Dead Enough

by Stout, Rex

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Very Good+
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First
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[ca. 1944]. First Armed Service edition, No. 906. 4" x 5 ½". Original colored pictorial wrappers. No dust jacket. Very good. 224 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Appears unread. Two mysteries: 1. Not Quite Dear Enough page 5-107. 2. Booby Trap page 109-224.
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Poems

by Mangan, James Clarence

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Published
1881
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Very Good-
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$275.00

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Later American printing. Octavo. Original brown cloth, brown coated endpapers with blind stamped Irish harp on covers. 26 page introduction by John Mitchel. No dust jacket. Very good (light rubbing; light stains). 460 pages. Bookplate of Irish prelate Vincent Lloyd Russell. With signature of Caroli Ryan, 1886 and Henry Mangan, 9th May, 1917 (The day of S. Longford Election).
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3 ¼" x 2 1/8". 6 woodcuts. Original printed oink wrappers. Very good. 16 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Wrappers with Chambersburgh, PA, Hickok & Blood, 1836 imprint.
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$85.00
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Complete Writing of Oscar Wilde

by Wilde, Oscar

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Published
1905-1909
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited
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$650.00

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1905-1909. Edition de Luxe. Number 430 of 1,000 copies. Title pages in red and black. Thick octavo. Original grey linen, t.e.g., others uncut and some unopened; spine labels. 15 illustrations including two portraits of Wilde. 10 volumes complete. No dust jackets. Very good. Pagination in some volumes is continuous and in some volumes it is separate for each work. A stout set… Read more
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A Gallery of Children

by Milne, A. A.

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Published
1925
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$165.00

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First American edition. 4to (9 ½" x 12"). Illustrated with twelve full page color plates by Saida (H. Willebeek Le Mair). Original gilt stamped pictorial blue cloth. Dust jacket (unclipped; several chips; light soiling). Very good. 105 pages. Gift inscription 1925: "To Alice D. Merry Christmas and love from Aunt Weege and Uncle Catesby." Owner's bookplate on front free endpaper.
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Sleep No More: Twenty Horror Stories

by Derleth, August, editor

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Published
1944
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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First Armed Service edition, Number R-33. 4 ½" x 6 ½". Original colored pictorial wrappers. Good (spine faded; rubbed at edge). 384 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Pages 105 – 112 with binding crease due to page being misbound. Contributors include: Clark Ashton Smith, Howard Wandrei, M. P. Shiel, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and others. See Currey page 153.
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An Exhibition of Booth Tarkington’s Works in the Treasure Room of the Princeton University Library March-April, 1946.

by Tarkington, Booth

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Published
1946
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
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$145.00

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First edition. Octavo. Four page essay by Erwin Panofsky. One page essay by Julie Hudson. Original stiff green printed wrappers. No dust jacket. Very good (edges rubbed). 11 pages. Signed and inscribed on front cover by Earle Bernheimer who lent his collection to the exhibit: "To Dan + Selma*: who delight in "gloating with me over new acquisitions… 5-1-46. Cordially, Earle." *Dan… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia

by Fitzgerald, Edward

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Published
1924
Condition
Fine
Edition
Golden Treasury
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$225.00

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Golden Treasury edition. Small octavo. Nicely bound in blue green morocco, a.e.g.; spine with five small flowers; all edges with tiny gilt designs by Morrell London. Fine. 111 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Printed by R & R Clark, Limited, Edinburgh.
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The First of May; A Fairy Masque

by Crane, Walter

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Published
1881
Condition
Good-
Edition
First
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First American edition. Oblong 4to (8" x 11"). Illustrations with 52 designs by Crane. Original tan boards with designs in red; green cloth spine. No dust jacket. No foxing. Good (torn at joint; circular stain on front cover). Numbered 77 of 200 on colophon with facsimile signature. Printed dedication to Charles Darwin.
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Ezra Pound & T. S. Eliot; A Lecture

by Aldington, Richard

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Published
1954
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
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$325.00

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First edition. Octavo. Full gilt stamped brown morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London. No dust jacket. Publisher's plain board slipcase. Fine. 20 pages. Copy number 2 of 10 numbered copies on Chatham paper, signed by Aldington.
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Feats of the Fjord

by Martineau, Harriet

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Published
1899
Condition
Good+
Edition
First
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First edition. 12 mo. Color frontispiece and 11 b/w plates by Arthur Rackham. Original gilt and blind stamped blue cloth, t.e.g. Dent's series 'The Temple Classics For Young People.' No dust jacket. Good. 237 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. Latimore and Haskell, page 12.
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The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

by Burton, Richard

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Published
1898
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
Second
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Second edition. Octavo. Title page in red and black. Original tan wrappers stamped in brown; yap edges. No dust jacket. Very good. 99 pages. No signatures or bookplates. Copy #6 of 50 copies printed on Japan vellum. Hatch 85. Together with a copy of the 1917 printing. Tenth edition. 125 pages; with frontispiece portrait of Burton. Grey boards, yap edges, tan spine.… Read more
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The Years Between

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1919
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$65.00

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First edition, one of 200 large paper copies. Octavo. Original vellum back blue boards (toning to edges, corners worn), t.e.g. No dust jacket. Very good. 159 pages. Stewart 434. Title page in red and black with illustration by A. Trotter of a service man seated, smoking while he reads of letter.
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Across The River and Into The Trees

by Hemingway, Ernest

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Published
1950
Condition
Good
Edition
First edition (with Scribner's Seal and "A")
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$135.00

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First edition (with Scribner's Seal and "A"). 8 1/2" x 6". Dust jacket (unclipped; backed on verso with brown paper; small nicks). Traces of clipping on front free endpaper. Good. 308 pages.
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New York, Barnes & Noble [1957].. First American edition, first printing (so stated). 8vo. Frontispiece. Glossary. Dust jacket (price clipped; few tiny nicks). Very good. 224 pages. Bookplate of Irish prelate Vincent Lloyd Russell on the front pastedown.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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The Way to the Lantern

by LINDOP, Audrey Erskine

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1st Edition
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Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1961.. First edition. 8vo. Dust jacket (unclipped; minor rubbing). Very good. 429 pages. Signed and inscribed by Lindop to director George Cukor on the front free endpaper: "To: George Cukor, With best wishes from Audrey Erskine Lindop." Lindop (1920-1986), born December 26, 1920, London, England; died November 7, 1986; British author and screenwriter.… Read more
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Discursos y Articulos Literarios

by PIDAL Y MON, Alejandro

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1st Edition
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Madrid, Manuel Tello, 1887.. First edition. 8vo. 1/2 red gilt stamped maroon morocco over marbled boards, edges uncut. Original wrappers bound in. Very good. 460 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advertisements at end. Bookplate of Irish prelate Vincent Lloyd Russell on the front pastedown.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
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The Teahouse of the August Moon

by PATRICK, John

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New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons [1952].. Fireside Theatre edition, Book Club edition. 8vo. 3 b/w production photographs by Eileen Darby for Graphic House. Dust jacket (unclipped). Very good. 180 pages. No other signatures or bookplates. Three-act play, based on the novel by Vern Sneider; winner of the 1954 Pulitzer Prize and the 1953-54 Critics Circle Award. Signed and inscribed by… Read more
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An Old-Fashioned Girl

by ALCOTT, Louisa May

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Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Company [1928].. First edition thus. 8vo. Illustrated with 5 color plates on coated paper by Clara M. Burd (including large pictorial cover plate) and 10 full page b/w illustrations; pictorial endpapers illustrating the Alcott Home, Concord, Massachusetts. Original gilt stamped green cloth. Very good. 342 pages. No dust jacket. No signatures or bookplates.. Hardcover. Very… Read more
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The Brass Ring

by MAULDIN, Bill

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Edition
1st Edition
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New York, W.W. Norton & Company [1971].. First edition (so stated). 8vo. Over 100 b/w illustrations (some double-page), including the author's cartoons. Color pictorial dust jacket (price clipped' few tiny nicks; short tear). Very good. 276 pages. No signatures or bookplates.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.
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