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The Pursuit of the House-Boat

By BANGS, JOHN KENDRICK

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. First Edition; BAL state A; a very good copy of this Sherlock Holmes parody.

$50.00

Wolfert’s Roost And Other Papers, Now First Collected

By IRVING, WASHINGTON

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1855. First American Edition. BAL 10188; first printing. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To Miss Charlotte I. [Irving] Grinnell/ from her affectionate uncle/ Washington Irving/ Sunnyside March 26th 1855.” Front hinge mended, but fragile; very good. There are four binding variants described by the B.A.L.; no sequence is suggested or assumed, but the present copy conforms to none of these. Perhaps this binding, in green cloth with a gilt vignette illustration on the front board, was provided on copies for the author’s use; this one was inscribed a few weeks after its publication in February. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. While ms. pages, clipped signatures, and letters of Irving turn up regularly, inscribed copies of his works are rare.

$8500.00

Over To You: 10 Stories of Flyers and Flying

By DAHL, ROALD

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First English Edition. Near fine in a very good (some small chips) price-clipped dust jacket with the reduced (3/6) price stamped on the front flap.This book was preceded by Gremlins.

$400.00

Jugged Journalism

By COX, A.B

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1925. First Edition. With “Holmes and the Dasher.” Near fine in a very good later issue or later printing (priced at 2/6), dust jacket.

$85.00

The Witches of Eastwick

By UPDIKE, JOHN

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. First Edition, although preceded by a signed Franklin Library issue; one of 350 numbered and signed copies. Fine in the publisher’s acetate and slipcase (with very slight fading along the open edge).

$150.00

Bookman’s Holiday

By STARRETT, VINCENT

New York: Random House, 1942. First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Essays on books and book collecting, including one on Holmes.

$50.00

Xerox Shooting Script for Superman

By PUZO, MARIO, TOM MANKIEWICZ ET AL

No place of publication: no publisher (presumably Warner Brothers), 1977. Signed on the title leaf by director Richard Donner and stars Christopher Reeve, Susannah York, Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) and another that is indecipherable. In a later binder.

$1500.00

No Orchids for Miss Blandish

By CHASE, JAMES HADLEY

New York: Howell, Soskin, 1940. First American Edition. Very good in dust jacket.

$750.00

 For Spacious Skies

By SLOANE, ERIC

New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1978. First Edition. Presentation copy; inscribed by Sloane with a drawing repeating the motif of the title page, birds in the clouds. Fine in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket.

$200.00

The Irish Element in the Valley of Fear

By LILJEGREN, S.B

Uppsala, Sweden: Irish Institute/ Upsala [sic?] University, 1964. First Edition. Wrappers. Nearly fine.

$25.00

The Prince of Kashna: A West Indian Story

By FABENS, JOSEPH WARREN

New York: Carleton, 1866. First Edition. Wright 880 (tthe publication date was 1866; the book was copyrighted in 1865, the previous year); issued anonymously. Cloth worn; only a good copy.

$65.00

A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking

By CRICK, W.F. AND J.E.WADSWORTH

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1936. First Edition; ”Presentation Edition” limited to 350 copies; with a calligraphic presentation leaf from the Midland Bank to a worthy noble. Bound in blue full crushed morocco; top edge gilt; spine darkened and a little worn; nearly fine in a very good, original slipcase.

$475.00

Flip Flap Fables

By KELLOGG, FRANK E

New York: Dillingham, 1907. First Edition. “The Great Detective Who Unearthed Things.” Lacking front free endpaper; heavily waterstained; fair at best, although very uncommon.

$65.00

Spiritualism: Its History, Phenomena and Doctrine

By HILL, J. ARTHUR

London: Cassell, 1918. First Edition. Introduction by Doyle. Very good.

$35.00

The Fair Land of Central America

By WALEFFE, MAURICE D

London: John Long, 1911. First Edition. Preface by Doyle. Very good.

$50.00

Books Alive

By STARRETT, VINCENT

New York: Random House, 1940. First Edition. Very good; inscribed by Starrett.

$75.00

“One Long Laugh” in The Strand Magazine, July, 1928

By WODEHOUSE, P.G

London: George Newnes, 1928. Publisher’s wrappers; good to very good.

$45.00

Songs of Sea Labour (Chanties)

By BULLEN, F.T. AND W.F. ARNOLD

London: Orpheus Music, 1914. First Edition. Publisher’s illustrated boards; front hinge cracked; good to very good. This is the dedication copy (to Thomas Marlowe); inscribed and signed by Bullen and additionally signed by Arnold. With a short appreciation by Doyle.

$500.00

Louder and Funnier

By WODEHOUSE, P.G

London: Faber & Faber, 1932. First edition; first issue. Very good or a little better in a fair to good price-clipped dust jacket with heavy tape mending. The spine lettering of this copy has a greenish tinge, a discoloration which, as in many copies, is likely due to oxidation of the silver used. Uncommon.

$1500.00

Chip’s Un-Natural History

By BELLEW, FRANK P.W

New York: Stokes & Brother, 1888. First Edition. Humorous descriptions and cartoons, bordering on the grotesque. Publisher’s illustrated boards; very good.

$100.00

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