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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

by Mencken, Henry L.

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Published
1905
Edition
First printing
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$1,150.00

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Boston: John W. Luce & Co., 1905. First printing. 107 pp., 5.25 x 7.75 inches. Cloth over boards, with printed cover and spine labels. Light wear to extremities, and scattered faint marks to cloth; light soiling to cover label, otherwise intact and bright; darkening and edge-chipping to spine label, still quite legible. Internally very good, save for a tape… Read more
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Songs of the Sierras

by Miller, Joaquin

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Published
1871
Edition
First U.S. edition
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$345.00

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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First U.S. edition. 5 x 7 inches, 299 pp. Printed cloth over boards. Hinges cracked, cloth mottled, wear and small losses to crown and foot of spine; a good copy only. With folded check laid in (see comments following). The check laid into this copy of Miller’s best-known book represents an intriguing literary mystery. Made… Read more
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Just Kids

by Smith, Patti

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Published
2010
Edition
First printing
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$23.00

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New York: Ecco Press, 2010. First printing. 291 pp., 6.25 x 9.25 inches. Paper over boards in printed dust-jacket. With more than thirty black-and-white illustrations from photographs. New. The first of Smith's memoirs, chronicling the years of her friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe, which won the National Book Award in 2010.
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A Long Day in November

by Gaines, Ernest J.

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Published
1971
Edition
First printing
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$403.00

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New York: Dial Press, 1971. First printing. 134 pp., 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Perfect-bound in printed card covers, with printed dust-jacket. Drawings by Don Bolognese. Uncorrected galleys for this early young adult title, published the same year as the author’s Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. The book is set on a sharecropper plantation much like the one where Gaines… Read more
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$403.00
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How I Became One of the Invisible

by Rattray, David

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Published
2019
Edition
First edition thus
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$21.00

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Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2019. First edition thus. 423 pp., 5.25 x 8 inches. Perfect-bound in printed wrappers. Edited by Chris Kraus; expanded and with an introduction by Robert Dewhurst; afterword by Rachel Kushner. Essays by poet, translator, and polymath David Rattray. Initially best known for his translations of Antonin Artaud, Rattray has developed a steadily growing audience for his… Read more
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Concrete and Buckshot: William S. Burroughs Paintings, 1987–1996

by Burroughs, William S.

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Published
1996
Edition
First printing
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$35.00

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Santa Monica, CA: Smart Art Press, 1996. First printing. (50) pp., 6.75 x 9 inches. Perfect-bound in printed covers, with die-cut. Published on the occasion of an exhibition presented jointly by the Track 16 and Robert Berman Galleries. With texts by Timothy Leary and Benjamin Weissman, reproductions in color and black-&-white throughout, and a typographically adventurous design. Very faint… Read more
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Mayan Letters

by Olson, Charles

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Published
1954
Edition
First printing
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$460.00

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Palma de Mallorca: Divers Press, 1954. First printing. 89 pp., 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Edited by Robert Creeley. Glued into plain card covers, with two-color printed dust-jacket. Very faint creases to corners of oversized wrappers, otherwise virtually as new. An extraordinarily fresh and bright copy of this landmark text, very rarely encountered in such lovely condition.
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$460.00
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Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

by Abbey, Edward

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Published
1984
Edition
First printing
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$288.00

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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1984. First printing. 203 pp., 8vo. Quarter-cloth and paper over boards in printed dust-jacket. In first-issue jacket (with McMurtry's name misspelled); warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. A very fine copy in a fine jacket with just a touch of wear to bottom edge.
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$288.00
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Collected Fiction

by Zukofsky, Louis

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Published
1990
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9780916583538
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$29.00

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Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1990. First printing. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo, 311 pp. Head of spine and upper corners of boards lightly bumped.
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Saint Glinglin

by Queneau, Raymond. Translated with an Introduction by James Sallis

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Published
1993
Condition
Very Fine
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9781564780270
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$69.00

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Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 1993. First printing. Cloth. Very Fine/As New. 8vo, 169 pp. A novel. Tiny stray ink mark on fore-edge, otherwise As New in like jacket.
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$69.00
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Postcards

by Proulx, E. Annie

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Published
1992
Condition
As New
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9780684187181
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$345.00

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New York: Scribner's, 1992. First printing. 1/4 cloth. As New/As New. 8vo, 308 pp.
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Lost Ghabals of the 1st Century Persian Poet Harun abu-Hatim al-Farskin Recently Discovered

by Peters, Robert

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Published
n.d.
Condition
Near Fine
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$29.00

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N.p., n.d.. Single folded sheet. Near Fine. Account of an imaginary discovery purporting to be reprinted from the "Journal of Lost Verse." Exterior fold sunned.
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Hebdomeros: A Novel

by De Chirico, Giorgio. With drawings by the author. Preface by John Ashbery. Translated and with an Introduction by Margaret Crosland

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Published
1988
Condition
As New
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9781555540302
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$35.00

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New York: PAJ , 1988. First printing. Boards. As New/Near Fine. 8vo, 133 pp. Jacket has one very small closed tear at head of spine panel.
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Surrealism: The Road to the Absolute

by Balakian, Anna

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Published
1970
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Revised and Enlarged
ISBN
9780525051039
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$29.00

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New York: Dutton, 1970. Revised and Enlarged. Boards. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo, 256 pp. Spine very slightly cocked, top edge a bit dusty, otherwise Fine. Jacket lightly sunned, edgeworn, with light chipping at heel of spine.
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Paul Carroll Interviewed by John Logan

by Carroll, Paul, and John Logan

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Published
n.d. [ca. 1965]
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First printing
Item Price
$115.00

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Tucson: Interview Press, n.d. [ca. 1965]. First printing. Stapled Wraps. Near Fine. 12mo, 20 2p. Wrappers lightly handled.
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$115.00
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The Scorpions

by Kelly, Robert

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Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First printing
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$40.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1967. First printing. Boards. Very Good/Fair. 8vo, 188 pp. Spine slightly cocked, tiny nick at head of spine, page edges tanned. Jacket stained, edgeworn.
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The Gold Bug Variations

by Powers, Richard

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Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9780688098919
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$115.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1991. First printing. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo, 639 pp. Head of spine slightly pulled, very minor edgewear to jacket.
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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

by Murakami, Haruki. Translated by Alfred Birnbaum

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Published
1989
Condition
About Fine
Edition
First American edition
ISBN
9780870119057
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$230.00

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Tokyo and New York: Kodansha, 1989. First American edition. 1/4 cloth. About Fine/About Fine. 8vo, 299 pp. Very slight touch of sunning to edges of boards and faint tanning to jacket flaps, but a lovely copy.
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$230.00
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Henry Miller's Book of Friends: A Tribute to Friends of Long Ago [signed]

by Miller, Henry

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited edition
ISBN
9780884960522
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$230.00

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Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, 1976. Limited edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo, 138 pp. No. 214 of 250 specially-bound, numbered copies, signed by the author. In chipped clear acetate jacket.
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The Third Body

by Cixous, Helene. Translated by Keith Cohen

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Published
1999
Condition
As New
Edition
First American edition
ISBN
9780810116870
Item Price
$86.00

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Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999. First American edition. Boards. As New/As New. 8vo, 161 pp.
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$86.00