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1933 Was a Bad Year

1933 Was a Bad Year

by FANTE, John

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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1985. 8vo. Original cloth-backed decorated boards; acetate wrapper. A fine copy. DELUXE ISSUE, number 47 of 176 numbered copies.
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Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures & Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-collecting...
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Abacus Now: Footnotes to Indecent Pleasures & Observations on Fine Book Printing, Book-collecting & Matters personal including How to Survive in the Computer Age. With a Checklist of the first twenty-four titles in Targ Editions

by TARG, William

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New York: Targ Editions, 1984. Spine gently faded, without the glassine, a few minor marks on covers, generally fine, and internally fresh and unblemished. 8vo. Numerous paper and printing specimens. Original cloth-backed glazed boards. FIRST EDITION, one of 200 copies signed by Targ and the three printers of the edition: Ronald Gordon, Leslie Miller, and Leonard Seastone.
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The Abbess, A Romance

The Abbess, A Romance

by TROLLOPE, Frances Milton

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New York: J. & J. Harper, 1833. Two volumes, 8vo. 225 pp, [2] ads; 222 pp, 6 pp. ads. Original pink cloth. Bindings worn, one section and label of vol. 1 lacking; some pale dampstaining, vol. 2 p. 61 with marginal paper flaw, p. 167 with tear crossing text. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Sadleir 3212 (for 1st ed.).
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Absalom, a Chronicle Play in Three Acts
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Absalom, a Chronicle Play in Three Acts

by MOORE, T. Sturge

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London: At the Sign of the Unicorn, 1903. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Very slight rubbing at extremities, some foxing at fore-edges, else a fine copy. 12mo. Original light green cloth gilt, top edges gilt, after a design by Moore. Provenance: Frederic Dannay (his sale Christie's New York, 16 December 1983, lot 249). First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To W. A. Pye with affectionate regard from T. S. Moore, 7/2/1903." The printed dedication is simply "To W. A. P." The dedicatee was William Arthur Pye, a wine merchant and collector of contemporary and Asian art, who had introduced Moore to his daughter Sybil in 1899. Moore and Sybil Pye developed a life-long friendship (at one point he proposed marriage). She became an esteemed British bookbinder, producing her first binding in 1906 after establishing a workshop in her father's house. Colbeck, p. 571; for Moore's binding designs, see John Russell Taylor, 'The Art Nouveau Book in Britain'… Read More
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Across the River and into the Trees

Across the River and into the Trees

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. A very good copy in an unclipped jacket that has light wear at the extremities and soft creasing to the front panel, spine panel with small losses at ends, cloth spine a bit faded and with a few small scuffs. 8vo. 308 pages. Original black cloth; pictorial dust jacket designed by A. Ivancich. FIRST EDITION. Hanneman A23.
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Across the River and into the Trees

Across the River and into the Trees

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950. A very good copy in an unclipped jacket that has light wear at the extremities, spine panel with some chips at end. 8vo. 308 pages. Original black cloth; pictorial dust jacket designed by A. Ivancich. FIRST EDITION. Hanneman A23.
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Acts of Love

Acts of Love

by KNECHTEL, Mary Beth

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Vancouver: Standard, 1978. 4to. [11] pp. Illustrated by Bryan Wert. Original printed wrappers. Fine. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 40 of 40 copies signed by the author and illustrator from an edition of 350 copies.
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

by CLEMENS, Samuel T. ("Mark Twain") - Barry MOSER

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New York: Books of Wonder / William Morrow & Company, 1989. A fine copy, very clean and bright. 8vo. Original green cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition illustrated by Moser, and signed by him on the title-page.
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The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob, Loyal American Refugee

The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob, Loyal American Refugee

by CORNCOB, Jonathan

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Boston: David R. Godine, 1976. A near-fine copy with a few small marks on jacket. 9 x 5.5 inches. 120 pages. Cloth; dust jacket. Second edition.
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Africa, Paris, Greece

Africa, Paris, Greece

by BUKOWSKI, Charles

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1975. A near-fine copy with light toning to wrapper edges. 8vo. [16] pages. Stapled as issued in self-wrappers. FIRST EDITION of Sparrow 30, a collection of poems.
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Aghani al-Darwish [Songs of the Dervish]
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Aghani al-Darwish [Songs of the Dervish]

by AYYUB, Rashid (or Raschid Ayoub)

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New York: Syrian-American Press, 1928. A very good copy, internally clean, the front wrapper with large chip at fore-edge. 8vo. Frontispiece by Kahlil Gibran. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the front flyleaf in Arabic: "Ila Akhiy Jawaad ‘Arid [To my brother Jawaad ‘Arid] Rashid Ayyub." This is the second of the three volumes of verse published by the Lebanese-born poet Rashid Ayyub (1872-1941) nicknamed the "complaining" or "dervish" poet. It's frontispiece is a characteristic image by Kahlil Gibran (Jubran Kahlil Jibran). As a merchant, he visited Paris and Manchester and later emigrated to New York, where he joined the romantic movement of the Mahjar ("exiled") poets, founding with other writers, al-R bi a al-Qalamiyya, the first Arab-American literary society. A scarce title, especially inscribed.
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Agreement, and Back: Sequences

by ENSLIN Theodore

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New Rochelle, NY: The Elizabeth Press, 1969. 8vo. [96] pp. Original cloth; printed dust jacket. Jacket with one minor closed tear, spine slightly sunned. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by Enslin on the front free endpaper.
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Ah, Wilderness!

Ah, Wilderness!

by [LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB] O'NEILL, Eugene

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1972. Limited edition, number 605 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Light toning to glassine spine, a few spots on slipcase. Folio. Illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis. Original red cloth-backed pictorial boards; original glassine; publisher's board slipcase. Introduction by Walter Kerr.
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All the Whiskey in Heaven. Selected Poems
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All the Whiskey in Heaven. Selected Poems

by BERNSTEIN, Charles

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New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010. A fine copy. 8vo. 300 pages. Black boards; printed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bernstein on the title-page at the Zinc Bar, NYC, 3/28/2010.
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All the Assholes in the World and Mine
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All the Assholes in the World and Mine

by BUKOWSKI, Charles

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Bensenville, IL: Open Skull Press, 1966. A near-fine copy with slightest pale toning along spine and top front wrapper, otherwise fresh, the spine unbroken and staples clean, the whole exhibiting negligible handling. A clean copy of a dirty book. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Mimeographed. [28] pages. Stapled as issued in printed wrappers reproducing a drawing by Bukowski, pale yellow plain endleaves. FIRST EDITION, one of "no more than 400 copies." One of Bukowski's earliest prose works. Krumhansl 23.
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Allan Quartermain
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Allan Quartermain

by HAGGARD, H. Rider

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New York: Hurst & Co, 1892. Browned, brittle paper with some chipping at edges. 8vo. Modern faux leather. Reprint, likely a rebound copy of the first edition in wrappers (1892).
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The Alleged Conception

The Alleged Conception

by BERTOLINO, James

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Np: Granite, 1976. 8vo. [64] pp. Original printed wrappers. Soft vertical crease to wrappers and endleaves, lightly rubbed. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed in 1977 on the front free endpaper by Bertolino: "in the hallowed bowels of Roger Wm's with vino et cheez, Jim Bertolino.
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American Song: A Book of Poems
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American Song: A Book of Poems

by ENGLE, Paul

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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1934. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Spine of cloth slightly faded; jacket lacking inner rear panel, a few other chips and smaller losses. 8vo. Original blue cloth, untrimmed; dust jacket. First edition. This book is dedicated to Stephen Vincent Benét and his wife Rosemary (the rear cover of the dust jacket is devoted to a blurb by Benét about the book). This is the dedication copy, inscribed by Engle on the front flyleaf: "For Steve and Rosemary, with great affection, Paul, Oxford, Trinity, 1934." At the time Engle was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He later helped found the celebrated Iowa Writers Workshop, and published a large body of work, much of it focusing on his native Iowa. (BA).
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American Lands and Letters. The Mayflower to Rip-Van-Winkle
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American Lands and Letters. The Mayflower to Rip-Van-Winkle

by MITCHELL, Donald G.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Rubbed, spine frayed at ends, else a sound copy. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece and chart. Original pictorial brown cloth. First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to his daughter on the front free endpaper: "For Dear Harrie! whop has put her Xmas monies-(a waste of shekals!)-into the purchase of this book, & so, has given me the tenderest compliment of the season! New York 1898 Donald. G. Mitchell." Opposite the dedication leaf, Mitchell has tipped in a manuscript note: "To My Daughters-who have never done me a more unkind thing than to urge me to the writing & printing of this little book, & who have loved and encouraged me-by insisting that it is better than it really is: God bless them!? D.G.M." The printed dedication reads: "This volume is affectionately inscribed to those daughters of Edgewood who have helped the author in so many searching and housewifely ways, and who have encouraged him by kindly… Read More
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American Art Auction Catalogues, 1785-1942. A Union List

American Art Auction Catalogues, 1785-1942. A Union List

by [ART REFERENCE] - Harold LANCOUR, compiler

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New York: The New York Public Library, 1944. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. 377 pages. Printed in double-columns. Original printed tan wrappers. A similar volume to George L. McKay's 'American Book Auction Catalogues, 1713-1934'. Fine copy. (BA).
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