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A Ghost in the Music.

by Nichols, John

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Published
1979
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$45.00

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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1979. First edition of Nichols' fifth novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by John Nichols on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design and illustration by Neil Stuart. Tender yet funny, A Ghost in the Music is the very human story of two people probing the ambiguities and limitlessness… Read more
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Between the Acts.

by Woolf, Virginia

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Published
1941
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$125.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1941. First American edition of Woolf's final novel, published shortly after and in the year of her death. Octavo, original cloth. Introductory note by Leonard Woolf. Near fine in a good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Vanessa Bell. Woolf's final novel, Between the Acts, describes the events occurring during a pageant in… Read more
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$125.00
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Pale Fire.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Published
1962
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$50.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1962. Revised edition of this "witty, ironic and complex tour de force" (Hart, 521). Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. "This centaur work, half-poem, half-prose . . . is a creation of perfect beauty, symmetry, strangeness, originality and moral truth. Pretending to be a curio, it cannot disguise the… Read more
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The World Treasury of Love Stories.

by Rosenthal, Lucy; Foreword by Clifton Fadiman

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Published
1995
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$50.00

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. First edition of the collection of love stories. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. While each story stands on its own, together this finely crafted collection is a looking glass into the many moods of love, from the sweep and ferocity of Verga's The Wolf; to the lyric realism of Chekhov's… Read more
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$50.00
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The Testaments.

by Atwood, Margaret

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Published
2019
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$275.00

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2019. First Canadian edition and true first of this modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Atwood's classic, The Handmaid's Tale. Octavo, original cloth, embroidered endpapers. Boldly signed by Margaret Atwood. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustrations by Noma Bar and Dutch Uncle.… Read more
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$275.00
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The Dreams.

by Mahfouz, Maguib

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Published
2004
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$250.00

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Cairo and New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2004. First edition of this collection of stories by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Naguib Mahfouz on the title page in a older shaky hand. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Raymond Stock. These stories telescope epic tales into tersely haunting miniatures. A… Read more
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$250.00
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The Emperor Jones.

by O'Neill, Eugene

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Published
1928
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$300.00

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New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. Signed limited first edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author, this is number 274. Quarto, original boards. Signed by Eugene O'Neill. Illustrated by Alexander King. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Brutus Jones, a former Pullman car porter wanted in the United States on two murder charges, has established… Read more
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$300.00
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To The Lighthouse.

by Woolf, Virginia

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Published
1927
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$12,500.00

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London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1927. First edition of one of Woolf's most popular and acclaimed major novels. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in the extremely rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition with rubbing and wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Published two years after Mrs.… Read more
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$12,500.00
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Vega and other Poems.

by Durrell, Lawrence

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Published
1973
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$25.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1973. First edition of the author's later collection of poems. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Vega and other poems contains a selection of Durrell's later poems, many of which were published at the end of The Red Limbo Lingo: A Poetry Notebook, and others which are published here for the… Read more
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The Eye.

by Nabokov, Vladimir

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Published
1965
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$175.00

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New York: Phaedra, 1965. First edition of this novel by the author of Lolita. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Translated by Dmitri Nabokov. An exceptional example. Originally written in 1930, The Eye is Vladimir Nabokov's fourth novel. It was translated into English by the author's son Dmitri Nabokov in 1965. At just over 100… Read more
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$175.00
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The Fox.

by Dale, Thomas F

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Published
1906
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$175.00

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New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1906. First edition of this installment in the Fur, Feather and Fin Series. Octavo, original boards, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece, pictorial title page. One of 132 numbered copies, this is number 51. In near fine condition. Part of the Fur, Feather and Fin Series, Thomas F. Dale's The Fox offers a concise… Read more
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$175.00
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The Dark Half.

by King, Stephen

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Published
1989
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$40.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1989. First edition of this novel by the author of The Shining. Octavo, original half cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Neil Stuart. Front jacket photograph by Geoffrey Gove. Photograph of King by Tabitha King.
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Tobacco Road.

by Caldwell, Erskine

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Published
1932
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$5,000.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition of Caldwell's classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Housed in a custom slipcase. A very nice example of this title, which is usually found well-worn. Unsentimentally realistic, this classic novel is a reflection of the effects of poverty on tenant farmers… Read more
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$5,000.00
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Under the Dome.

by King, Stephen

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Published
2009
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$60.00

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New York: Scribner, 2009. First edition of King's tour-de-force that The Washington Post called "powerful" and "harrowing" follows the apocalyptic course of events when one Maine town is physically cut off from the rest of the world. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Rex Bonomelli. "Tight and energetic from start to… Read more
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$60.00
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes With: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

by Conan Doyle, Arthur

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Published
1892 and 1894
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$11,500.00

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London: George Newnes, 1892 and 1894. First editions of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic stories starring literature's most famous detective, with a signature from him laid in. Octavo, original pictorial black and gilt-stamped light blue and dark blue cloth, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. First issues, the first title with the street scene vignette with no text on the street… Read more
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$11,500.00
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Festival Preludes.

by Bottomley, Gordon

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Published
1930
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$60.00

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London: The Fanfrolico Press, 1930. Signed limited edition of this anthology of verse. Octavo, original half cloth over patterned boards. One of 110 copies signed by the author on the colophon, this is number 63. In near fine condition. Particularly known for his verse dramas, English poet and playwright Gordon Bottomley began writing poetry in the 1890s and was… Read more
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$60.00
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A New Life.

by Malamud, Bernard

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Published
1961
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$500.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1961. First edition of Malamud's third novel. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his cousins, "For Min and Marshall, In appreciation of your hospitality Bernie." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with chipping to the spine extremities. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.… Read more
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$500.00
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New York, Rome, Moscow, Tokyo.

by Klein, William

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Published
1956-1964
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$12,800.00

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Various Places, 1956-1964. First editions of each of the photographers famed city books. Tall quarto, 4 volumes. Each are signed by William Klein, with the caption booklet of New York signed as well. Very good to near fine books in original dust jackets showing some light rubbing and wear. A very sharp set of these volumes. "William Klein’s magnum… Read more
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$12,800.00
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Something Happened.

by Heller, Joseph

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Published
1974
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$225.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Signed limited edition of this work by the author of Catch-22, one of 350 numbered copies, this is number 153. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Joseph Heller on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket in a very good slipcase. Bob Slocum was living the American dream. He had… Read more
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$225.00
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As I Lay Dying.

by Faulkner, William

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Published
1939
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$7,500.00

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New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1939. First edition, first issue, one of 750 copies with dropped "I" on p. 11 and in the first state binding with lettering unbroken of this work, which consistently ranks as one of the greatest works of twentieth century literature. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with… Read more
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$7,500.00