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Atlas Shrugged

by RAND, Ayn

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Published
1957
Condition
A near-fine copy, the cloth fresh and gilt bright with just the slightest toning to board edges, some light rippling of paper on
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$1,750.00

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New York: Random House, 1957. A near-fine copy, the cloth fresh and gilt bright with just the slightest toning to board edges, some light rippling of paper on title. The jacket unrestored and in original condition, unclipped and colors strong, a 1-in. closed tear at bottom of front panel, shorter closed tear on upper rear panel, light toning to… Read more
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$1,750.00
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Grand Union

by SMITH, Zadie

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Published
2019
Condition
A fine copy with some minor shelfwear, the jacket unclipped and very bright. Bookstore "signed copy" sticker on front jacket pan
ISBN
9780525558996
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$45.00

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New York: Penguin, 2019. A fine copy with some minor shelfwear, the jacket unclipped and very bright. Bookstore "signed copy" sticker on front jacket panel. 8vo. 246 pages. Blue quarter cloth and boards; printed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed with initials on the front flyleaf.
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A Nest of Ninnies

by ASHBERY, John and James SCHUYLER

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Published
1969
Condition
A fine copy with spotting to the sheet edges, in a near-fine, unclipped jacket that has some minor soiling
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$80.00

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New York: E. P. Dutton, 1969. A fine copy with spotting to the sheet edges, in a near-fine, unclipped jacket that has some minor soiling. 8vo. 191 pages. Original cloth; dust jacket designed by James McMullan. First edition. Signed by Ashbery on the title-page.
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$80.00
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The Ticket that Exploded

by BURROUGHS, William S.

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Published
1968
Condition
A fine, well-preserved copy with some minor wear at the extremities and a few small soilmarks
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$275.00

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London: Calder and Boyars, 1968. A fine, well-preserved copy with some minor wear at the extremities and a few small soilmarks. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. First UK edition, simultaneous paperback issue, signed by Burroughs on the title-page. This was Burrough's fourth novel, and the last of the trilogy originally published by Olympia in Paris. The British edition, like… Read more
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$275.00
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The Hanky of Pippin's Daughter

by WALDROP, Rosmarie

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Published
1986
Condition
A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the front flap with crease, both flaps toned
ISBN
9780882680385
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$40.00

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New York: Station Hill Press, 1986. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the front flap with crease, both flaps toned. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. 151 pages. Cloth; dust jacket. "Letters between two sisters who grew up in Nazi Germany, explore their family history and assess their complicity with Nazism."
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Professor Knatschke: Œurves choisies du grand Savant allemand et de sa fille Elsa

by HANSI

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Published
1947
Condition
Text lightly browned, wrappers in quite good condition with some light wear
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$50.00

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Paris: Floury, 1947. Softcover. Text lightly browned, wrappers in quite good condition with some light wear. 10 x 6.5 inches. 140 pages. Wrappers.
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$50.00
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Virginia Woolf: A Personal Debt,1973

by DRABBLE, Margaret

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Published
1973
Condition
A fine copy
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$30.00

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New York: Aloe Editions, 1973. A fine copy. 8vo. 11 pages. Printed wrappers, sewn. One of 110 copies. Printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press. This copy unnumbered and unsigned, out-of-series, and from the printer's personal collection.
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$30.00
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Encore

by MOSES, Lucy G.

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
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$100.00

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Privately Printed, 1979. Fine. 8vo. Marbled wrappers, printed paper label on front cover. One of only fifteen copies, printed by Ronald Gordon at The Oliphant Press. A scarce Gordon title.
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$100.00
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Fragments of Perseus

by MCCLURE, Michael

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Published
1978
Condition
Fine save some light age darkening along the edges of the wrappers
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$25.00

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Brooklyn: Jordan Davies, 1978. Fine save some light age darkening along the edges of the wrappers. 8vo. [22] pp. Full-page illustration by Jordan Davies. Original printed wrappers. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, one of 200 copies. Printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press. This copy unnumbered and unsigned, out-of-series, and from the printer's personal collection.
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$25.00
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Veil Turbine Cord & Bird

by DUNCAN, Robert

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$65.00

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Brooklyn: Jordan Davies, 1979. Fine. 8vo. [11] pages. Sewn in original wrappers, printed paper label on cover. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, one of 200 signed copies, printed by Ronald Gordon at the Oliphant Press, from Garamond type on Fabriano papers. Bertholf A53a.
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The Red Pony

by STEINBECK, John; Wesley DENNIS (illustrations by)

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Published
1945
Condition
Crayon markings on rear cover, binding worn
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$5.00

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Canada: Macmillan, 1945. Hardcover. Crayon markings on rear cover, binding worn. 9.75 x 6.5 inches. 131 pages. Cloth. "Raised on a ranch in northern California, Jody is well-schooled in the hard work and demands of a rancher's life. He is used to the way of horses, too; but nothing has prepared him for the special connection he will… Read more
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$5.00
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EsnesnoN No. 4

by SADOFSKY, Jason and John RESCIGNO (editors)

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Published
1989
Condition
Well preserved, some light toning to edges of wrappers
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$25.00

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Chappaqua, NY: Horace Greeley High School, 1989. Well preserved, some light toning to edges of wrappers. 11 x 8.5 inches. 12 pages. Illustrated. Stapled in self wrappers. EsnesnoM (i.e. "nonsense" backwards") was the humor magazine of Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, NY, founded and edited by Jason Scott Sadofsky and John Rescigno in 1987. The cover of this… Read more
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The Forest

by WILSON, Robert and David BYRNE

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Published
1988
Condition
Library withdrawn stamp on last leaf, some light wear to wrappers
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$25.00

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Berlin: Theater der Freien Volksbühne, 1988. Library withdrawn stamp on last leaf, some light wear to wrappers. 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Profusely illustrated. Printed wrappers. In English and German. The program for the German premiere of Wilson and Byrne's "The Forest" at Theater der Freien Volksbuhne, Berlin, Kulturstadt Europas 1988.
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The Art of Robert Wilson. Part I (Images)

by [WILSON, Robert]; Stefan BRECHT

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Published
1972
Condition
Light age-darkening to text and acetate, wrapper lightly cockled at edges and with a few small nicks
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$200.00

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New York: The Vanishing Rotating Triangle, 1972. Softcover. Light age-darkening to text and acetate, wrapper lightly cockled at edges and with a few small nicks. 11 x 8.5 inches. [2], 21, [1] pages. Stapled, in acetate wrapper. "This text describes all of the images visible during one of the rare performances of DEAFMAN GLANCE by Robert Wilson in… Read more
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$200.00
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I was sitting on my patio this guy appeared I thought I was hallucinating

by WILSON, Robert

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Published
1978
Condition
Some light wrinkling and wear to wrappers, generally clean and well-preserved
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$200.00

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London: Michael White, 1978. Softcover. Some light wrinkling and wear to wrappers, generally clean and well-preserved. 9 x 12 inches. [4], 31 pages. Original printed wrappers, stapled. This two-part play featured Lucinda Childs, with music by Alan Lloyd. The play premiered at Eastern Michigan University, 5 April 1977; this was published on the occasion of its UK performance… Read more
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$200.00
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Lost Trail of the Sahara

by FRISON-ROCHE, Roger; Paul BOWLES (translator)

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Published
1952
Condition
A good copy, the cloth a bit buckled on front cover and with some pale staining; jacket price-clipped and with chips/small losse
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$40.00

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New York: Prentice-Hall, 1952. A good copy, the cloth a bit buckled on front cover and with some pale staining; jacket price-clipped and with chips/small losses at ends of spine, other lighter wear at extremities. 8vo (8 x 5.25 inches). 262 pages. Original cloth; pictorial cloth. First American edition of Frison-Roche's novel of the Sahara, based on his… Read more
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$40.00
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Two Early Stories

by KEROUAC, Jack

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Published
1973
Condition
A copy retained by the printer, virtually untouched
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$200.00

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New York: Aloe Editions, 1973. A copy retained by the printer, virtually untouched. 8vo. [20] pages including blanks. Sewn in origimal brown printed wrappers. One of 175 copies, designed and printed by Ronald Gordon at The Oliphant Press.
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$200.00
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Hellen's Book

by MERRILL, James; Mark Magowan (editor); Robin MAGOWAN; Doris Merrill MAGOWAN

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Published
1991
Condition
A near-fine copy with a few light scratches on front boards
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$100.00

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New York: Magowan Family Trust, 1991. A near-fine copy with a few light scratches on front boards. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. 61 pages. Quarter cloth. First Edition. "Celebrating Hellen Merrill's birthday. Hellen was James Merrill's mother and the second wife of the founder of the brokerage firm of Merrill, Lynch. With contributions by James & Charles Merrill, Doris… Read more
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The Empty Canvas

by MORAVIA, Alberto; Angus DAVIDSON (translator)

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Published
1961
Condition
A near-fine copy; jacket with some discoloration at foot of spine, some very light wear
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$30.00

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1961. A near-fine copy; jacket with some discoloration at foot of spine, some very light wear. 8.25 x 5.75 inches. 306 pages. Quarter cloth; dust jacket. First American Edition. "A brilliant, analytical novel about an artist who has ceased to paint, and of a physical love affair carried to the last extreme."… Read more
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$30.00
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The Miracle of the Birds

by AMADO, Jorge

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine copy, virtually untouched, with slightest edgewear to the glassine
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$90.00

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New York: Targ Editions, 1983. Fine copy, virtually untouched, with slightest edgewear to the glassine. Translated by Barbara Shelby Merello. 8vo. 14, [2] pages. Original red cloth-backed gold boards; plain glassine wrapper. One of 250 copies signed by Amado. Design by Ronald Gordon at The Oliphant Press, bound by Spink & Gaborc.
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$90.00