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cover of A Witness Tree.

A Witness Tree.

by Frost, Robert

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Published
1942
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$650.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1942. First edition of Frost's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry. Octavo, original cloth, engraved frontispiece portrait of Frost. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Robert Frost to George W. Ragee." Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Alan Haemer. The poetry of Robert Frost… Read more
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$650.00
cover of Europe and Elsewhere.

Europe and Elsewhere.

by Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]

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Published
1923
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$550.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1923. First edition of this Twain classic. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece. Stated first edition with E-X on the copyright page. With an appreciation by Brander Matthews and an introduction by Albert Bigelow Paine. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. A… Read more
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$550.00
cover of A Time To Kill: Novel of Retribution.

A Time To Kill: Novel of Retribution.

by Grisham, John

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Published
1989
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$6,500.00

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New York: Wynwood Press, 1989. First edition of Grisham's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page in the year of publication, "To Barbara Best Regards John Grisham 9-10-89." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Susanne DeMarco. An exceptional example. A Time To Kill was rejected by numerous… Read more
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$6,500.00
cover of All Quiet On The Western Front.

All Quiet On The Western Front.

by Remarque, Erich Maria

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Published
1929
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$22,500.00

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1929. First American edition of this landmark novel of the 20th century. Octavo, original beige cloth. Signed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "1st June Eric Maria Remarque." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Wenck. Translated by A.W. Wheen. Housed in… Read more
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$22,500.00
cover of The Prince and the Pauper.

The Prince and the Pauper.

by Twain, Mark. [Samuel L. Clemens]

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Published
1882
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$4,200.00

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James R. Osgood and Company: New York, 1882. First edition, first printing of this classic work. BAL 3402. Johnson p. 39-41. Octavo, original publisher's green pictorial cloth decorated in gilt, with one hundred and ninety-two illustrations. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional example.
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cover of Neuromancer.

Neuromancer.

by Gibson, William

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Published
1984
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$11,000.00

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1984. First British edition and true first of this classic novel. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by William Gibson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and in this condition. Neuromancer, the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy, was the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown:" the Nebula Award,… Read more
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$11,000.00
cover of Dr. No.

Dr. No.

by Fleming, Ian

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Published
1958
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$12,500.00

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. First edition in the first-issue dust jacket with Fleming's name printed in black on the spine of the sixth Bond thriller, first state binding (Gilbert's variant A), without the "Honeychile" silhouette; the silhouette was later added to bring it in line with other titles in the series which bore designs on the front board. Octavo,… Read more
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$12,500.00
cover of Italian Hours.

Italian Hours.

by James, Henry

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Published
1909
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$12,000.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1909. In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive… Read more
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cover of The Karla Trilogy] Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley’s People.

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974-1979. First editions of each title in the author's acclaimed Karla Trilogy. Octavo, original cloth, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by John le Carre on a bookplate to the title page. Each is near fine in near fine dust jackets. An exceptional set, uncommon in this condition and signed. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy garnered… Read more
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$5,500.00
cover of Mountain Interval.

Mountain Interval.

by Frost, Robert

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Published
1921
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$9,500.00

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New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1921.
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cover of Winter Hours.

Winter Hours.

by Oliver, Mary

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Published
1999
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$1,500.00

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. First edition of this selection of essays, prose and poems. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Stephen Cooley. Jacket illustration titled 'The Don Juan' redrawn from a sketch by E. E. Williams in his journal. With the grace and… Read more
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$1,500.00
cover of Master Humphrey’s Clock.

Master Humphrey’s Clock.

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1840
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$2,000.00

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1840. First edition of this classic collection of short stories. Large octavo, bound in full morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt medallion portrait of Dickens on the front panel, gilt signature on the back panel, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot… Read more
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cover of American Primitive.

American Primitive.

by Oliver, Mary

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Published
1983
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$6,500.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1983. First edition of the poet's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by Mary Oliver on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Lisa Paquette. Author photograph by Molly Malone Cook. The hardcover edition is scarce, as it was issued simultaneously in paperback. Mary Oliver was described… Read more
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$6,500.00
cover of The Night Traveler.

The Night Traveler.

by Oliver, Mary

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Published
1978
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$5,500.00

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A Bits Chapbook, 1978. First edition of this early collection by Mary Oliver. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed twice by Mary Oliver, once on the front free endpaper and on the title page. In fine condition. Rare. The Night Traveler explores the themes of birth, decay, and death through the conceit of a journey into the underworld of classical… Read more
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$5,500.00
cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

by Rowling, J.K

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Published
2007
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$4,200.00

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London: Bloomsbury, 2007. First edition of the seventh and final novel in Rowling's immensely popular Harry Potter series. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John J.K. Rowling." With the author's hologram to the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Cover illustrations by Jason Cockcroft.
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cover of A Dance to the Music of Time: A Question of Upbringing; A Buyer’s Market; The Acceptance World; At Lady Molly’s; Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant; The Kindly Ones; The Valley of Bones; The Soldier’s Art; The Military Philosophers; Books do Furnish a Room; Temporary Kings; Hearing Secret Harmonies.

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London: William Heinemann, 1951-1973. Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a twelve-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s,… Read more
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$12,000.00
cover of Light In August.

Light In August.

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1932
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$2,500.00

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New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. One of William Faulkner’s most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove’s resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also… Read more
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cover of The Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds.

The Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds.

by Verne, Jules

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Published
1875
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$12,000.00

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London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. First edition in English in book form of the first volume of Verne's Mysterious Island trilogy, preceding the Scribner Armstrong's first American edition. Octavo, original publisher's cloth decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. In fine condition. Housed in a custom half… Read more
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cover of Riprap.

Riprap.

by Snyder, Gary

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Published
1959
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$2,250.00

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Ashland: Origin Press, 1959. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Limited to 500 copies. Boldly signed by Gary Snyder on the title page. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable in this condition.
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cover of Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West.

Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West.

by McCarthy, Cormac

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Published
2010
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$3,500.00

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New York: Random House/ Modern Library, 2010. First edition of the 25th anniversary of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Roger Andrews Best Wishes Cormac McCarthy." The recipient and McCarthy were friends in El Paso, Texas. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Richard… Read more
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$3,500.00