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Washington Jitters

By Trumbo, Dalton

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. 287, [2] pp. Blue cloth, stamped in black on spine and front panel. First edition of author's second novel, his first to be published in the United States. Trumbo was the subject of the 2015 film based on his life. Trumbo wrote the film scripts to Roman Holiday, Exodus, Spartacus, and The Brave One, and was blacklisted for his suspected Communist activity during the McCarthy era. This is a political novel, a satire set in Washington, D.C. during the New Deal. Previous owner's name on front free end-paper else Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with tape repair at head and tail of the spine of the jacket and some minor tears. Photos provided on request.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$125.00

Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story

By Beerbohm, Max.

New Yorkj: John Lane Company, 1912. 358 pp. + 4 pp. ads. Tan cloth, stamped in brown and gold. Bleiler. Dampstaining to fore and top edges, and top corner of pages, spine faded else VG. . First American Edition. Hard Cover.

$25.00

Down the Styx

By Durrell, Lawrence

Santa Barbara: Capricorn Press, 1971. No. 49 of 200 copies handbound by Earle Gray in Los Angeles and signed by Durrell. The text is set upon color illustrations of Gustave Dore. Near Fine. Signed by Author. Limited/Numbered. Decorative Hardback Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Dore, Gustav. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$75.00

Soundings - East. Volume 2, No. 2, Fall/Winter 1979. Kerouac Issue

Salem (MA): Salem State College, 1979. 96 pp. Softcover. Transcription of a symposium on Jack Kerouac held in 1973 at Salem State College. Participants included Gregory Corso and Allen Ginsberg. With photographs. VG. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

Insurrections

By Stephens, James

Dublin: Maunsel & Co, 1909. Author's first book, a collection of poetry. Brown paper covered boards, brown linen spine. Wear at head & tail of spine, corners bumped else a Very Good copy. There is a period inscription above the title on the title page. In the scarce, fragile dust jacket. The back panel of the jacket is separated from the spine & front but the jacket is complete but for a small piece out of the front right corner of the jacket. There is a small tear at the top of the spine of the jacket, and a larger one by the middle. Photographs on request. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/G-.

$250.00

Potato Face

By Sandburg, Carl

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930. Yellow and green cloth. viii, 96 pp. First edition stated on copyright page. A collection of short stories. VG+ in VG+ dust jacket, clean and bright. The jacket inside flaps are clipped at the corners, possibly by the publisher. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG+/VG+.

$150.00

Dierdre

By Stephens, James

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, , 1923. Spine faded, head of spine bumped else VG, with attractive period book-plate on front paste-down. In creased and soiled dust jacket; the jacket has been internally repaired in a few places with linen tape. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$35.00

Taps at Reveille

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960. Second edition, First printing. A-6.60(H) on copyright page. The first state of the text. In dust jacket with $4.50 on front flap. Bruccoli A18.2.a From the library of John Michael Hayes, premier screenwriter, with his signature on the front free endpaper. Hayes wrote the screenplays and collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on four films, including Rear Window. His film script for Peyton Place was nominated for an Oscar. Fitzgerald had less success as a screenwriter. Some foxing and discoloration on free endpapers, else VG in rubbed dust jacket with some wear at edges.. Hardcover. VG/Good.

$32.50

Six Tales of the Jazz Age and Other Stories

By Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960. A-1.60 [H] on the copyright page. The Second American edition, with a revised collection of stories. With introduction by Frances Fitzgerald Lanahan, Fitzgerald's daughter, which includes a facsimile of monthly expenditures of Fitzgerald's: "House liquor $80.... wild parties $100... " Stories include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Bruccoli A9.3.a Some discoloration on front & rear boards from moisture; in other respects an attractive copy. In dust jacket, price-clipped, with some dampstaining on spine and back cover of jacket but no tears or chips. . First edition Thus. Hardcover. GVG/GVG.

$45.00

The Private Life: The Wheel of Time. Lord Beaupre. The Visits. Collaboration. Owen Wingrave

By James, Henry

London: James R. Osgood., McIlvaine & Co , 1893. Blue cloth, title gilt on spine and front panel, which has a floral decoration in gilt. vi, 331, [publisher's device] pp. A collection of short stories. From the library of Beatrix Farrand, with her bookplate on the the front pastedown and initialed by Mary Cadwalader Jones on front free endpaper: "M. C. J. Paris, 1895." Beatrix Farrand was one of America's greatest landscape architects. Her mother, Mary Cadwalader Jones, was the sister-in-law, and literary agent of Edith Wharton. Jones was a close friend of Henry James, who was often a guest at her town house in New York City. James wrote of Beatrix, to her mother: "My liveliest interest attends her on her path. Foxing to edges and several pages including endpapers, else VG. . Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Association Copy.

$250.00

Adventures in the Skin Trade and Other Stories

By Thomas, Dylan.

Norfolk, CT, : New Directions, 1955. The title story is the opening fragment of an unfinished novel. This and seven other stories appear here in book form for the first time. Rolph B27. The American edition precedes the first English edition. Near Fine in VG dust jacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG.

$25.00

Fireside Conversation in the Time of Queen Elizabeth or "1601" A Fragment By Mark Twain

By Twain, Mark

n.p.: Privately Printed, 1920. [ vi], 26, [4] pp. Excerpt from Mark Twain A Biography, by Albert Bigelow Paine. Paine became Twain's literary executor, and lived with Twain in Redding, Connecticut. In 1906, Twain began dictating his autobiography to him; during the process,Twain acknowledged authorship of this fragment which he titled 'Conversation as it was at the Social Fireside in the time of the Tudors.' It was considered obscene and thus unpublishable, but was printed in several private editions. Dark blue cloth, title gilt. Light foxing to endpapers, a touch of wear at corners. . Hard Cover. Very Good+.

$50.00

Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 2: American Novelists Since World War II
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Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 2: American Novelists Since World War II

By Helterman, Jeffrey and Layman, Richard

Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale / Cengage Learning, 1978. xi, 557 pp. Biographical sketches of 80 writers who began writing after 1945, or whose most significant work was done after that date. Each entry has a complete (through 1978) bibliography. Corners bumped, and spine slightly slanted.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$20.00

The Bostonians. A Novel. In Three Volumes

By James, Henry

London: Macmillan and Co., 1886. Macmillan and Co., London, 1886. Three volumes. [iv], 244; [iv], 226; [iv], 232, [4] pp. The title page of Volume II is stamped: WITH THE PUBLISHER'S COMPLIMENTS. The three-decker first edition, which precedes the one volume edition, is truly rare: only 500 copies were printed, and then another 100 copies a month later. There are no identifiable distinctions between the two. James' satirical novel of the feminist movement, and one of the first American novels to allude to lesbian relationships. The novel was not well received in Boston. Volume I: Corners bumped on outer leaves, half-title and final pages lightly foxed, and the fore-edge of the half-title page chipped. Volume II: Corners bumped on outer leaves, half-title and final page of text chipped. Volume III: Corners bumped on outer leaves; some chipping along the edges of the four-page publisher's catalogue bound at back. Bound by Gray Parrot in three-quarter brown morocco, with green linen cloth, in the spirit of the period. The binding is in Fine condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$2450.00

Tales of Hearsay

By Conrad, Joseph

Garden City, New Jersey: Doubleday Page & Company, 1925. xv, 120 pp. With a preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Four short stories: The Black Mate, Conrad's earliest short story, circa 1884; Prince Roman, c1911, the only story Conrad set in Poland; The Tale, and his last short story, The Warrior's Soul, which were both written in 1917. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$18.00

Catch-22

By Heller, Joseph

London: Jonathan Cape, 1962. 443,[1] pp. In second issue dustjacket, with kudos from Nelson Algren, James Jones, Irwin Shaw, Kenneth Tynan and the New York Times on back panel. Red cloth, spine title gilt. Green dye on top edge faded near spine, and faint spot on bottom edge. Dustjacket is priced 21s.net on front flap, with wear on corners, and light soiling on back panel.. First English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$200.00

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin

By Ouspensky, P. D

London: Faber & Faber, 1948. 204 pp. First English trade edition. Stourton Press had previously published a limited edition of 356 copies in October 1947, the same month Ouspensky died in England. This is his only novel, set in Russia and Paris during the years 1890-1902. VG in dust jacket with small piece out of corner of back of jacket else VG. Wtih publisher's price on inside flap. 1st Trade Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/GVG.

$30.00

The God of His Fathers & Other Stories

By London, Jack

New York: McClure, Phillips & Company, 1902. 299, [1] pp. Navy blue cloth, decoration on spine and front panel stamped in gold, title gilt. Second edition of author's second book, a compilation of Klondike stories which had previously appeared in McClure's, Ainslee's, the Overland Monthly, the Wave, the National and the San Francisco Examiner. Gilt is crisp and unworn. Spine slant, corners bumped , GVG.. Hard Cover.

$100.00

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa. Translated into English prose from the original Sanskrit Text. 12 Volumes as a Set

By Roy, Pratap Chandra

New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal The 12 volumes are in mixed bindings. Volumes IV, VI and IX published in 1970 are first editions bound in red buckram. Volumes I-III; V; VII-VIII; and X-XII published at intervals from 1972 -1975 are the third improved edition bound in black cloth. Pratap Chandra Roy, a bookseller and small publisher in Calcutta, decided, in 1876, to publish the first English translation of the complete Mahabharata epic. He commissioned Kisari Mohan Ganguli to do the translation which was completed after Roy's death. This edition is Ganguli's translation, but like the original edition, the only name on the title page is Roy's. Please note that this is a multiple volume set, and will require additional shipping and handling. Please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage. To overseas customers: the books will ship at cost.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$250.00

Correspondence of Jonathan Swift. Complete in 5 Volumes

By Wilkinson, Marguerite (compiler)

Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1965. Volumes 1- 3 with corrections from the 1963 edition. Volumes 4 - 5 are first editions. This is the first comprehensive edition of Swift's correspondence since the Ball edition of 1910-1914, adding a number of letters not found in Ball and reproducing the spelling and punctuation of the original letters where available. Volume I: 1690-1713; Volume II: 1714-1723; Volume III: 1724-1731; Volume IV: 1732-1736 ; Volume V: 1737-1745. With plates. Appendices and indices for the complete works in Volume V. All volumes Very Good or better. The dust jacket of volume I has a piece out of 1/3 of spine, the dust jackets of Vol. II-V are VG or near VG. Oversize/multiple books: all orders will require additional postage - at cost. International customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the books will ship to overseas destinations at cost. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Good to Very Good.

$250.00

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