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cover of Mainstream: Volume I, Number I (First Edition)

Mainstream: Volume I, Number I (First Edition)

by Langston Hughes, Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Frederick Engels, Howard Fast, Herbert Aptheker (contributors); Samuel Sillen (editors)

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Published
1947
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First Edition
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New York: Mainstream Publishing, 1947. First Edition. First Edition. The first issue of the influential literary periodical. Features contributions by Langston Hughes, Dalton Trumbo, John Howard Lawson, Frederick Engels, Howard Fast, Herbert Aptheker, and others. Very Good plus in perfect bound wrappers, with inside spine separated from the page block.
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cover of Zero Anthology No. 8 (First Edition, signed by Gore Vidal)

Zero Anthology No. 8 (First Edition, signed by Gore Vidal)

by Gore Vidal, Samuel Beckett, Paul Bowles, Marianne Moore, Jean-Paul Sartre (contributors)

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Published
1956
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First Edition
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New York: Zero Press, 1956. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED on page 140 by contributor Gore Vidal. About Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Two small splashes on the top page edges. Jacket lightly foxed on the front and spine panels, rear flap fold, and top edge of the rear panel.
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cover of The Transatlantic Review 4: Summer 1960 (First Edition, signed by Gore Vidal)

The Transatlantic Review 4: Summer 1960 (First Edition, signed by Gore Vidal)

by J.F. McCrindle, George Garrett (editors)

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1960
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First Edition
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London and New York: Transatlantic Review, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Gore Vidal on page 5. An early issue of the important and long-running literary review. Very Good plus in wrappers, with light creasing and toning on the extremities.
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cover of Antaeus [Antæus] 1 [I] Summer 1970 (First Edition)

Antaeus [Antæus] 1 [I] Summer 1970 (First Edition)

by Daniel Halpern (editor); Jane Bowles, Paul Bowles, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John Berryman, Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, Jerzy Kosinski, David Meltzer, Edouard Roditi, W.S. Merwin (contributors)

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Published
1970
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First Edition
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Tangier: Antæus Press, 1970. First Edition. First Edition. The first issue of the influential literary quarterly, founded by Daniel Halpern and Paul Bowles in Tangier, Morocco in 1970. The review ran from 1970 to 1994. Near Fine in wrappers.
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cover of Botteghe Oscure Quaderno [VI] (First Edition)

Botteghe Oscure Quaderno [VI] (First Edition)

by Dylan Thomas, James Agee, Truman Capote, Georges Bataille, Bertolt Brecht, Karl Shapiro (contributors); Marguerite Caetani (editor)

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Published
1950
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First Edition
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Rome: Botteghe Oscure, 1950. First Edition. First Edition. Text and titles in Italian, French, and English. Botteghe Oscure was a literary journal published and edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani, Princess of Bassiano, from 1948 to 1960. Very Good plus in wrappers, lightly edgeworn and toned, with a contemporary owner name and address on the… Read more
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cover of Brooks-Bryce Anglo-American Prize Essays 1927 (First Edition)

Brooks-Bryce Anglo-American Prize Essays 1927 (First Edition)

by Herbert Adams Gibbons (introduction)

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1927
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First Edition
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New York: Brooks-Bryce Foundation, 1927. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus, with no dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed and toned to the edges, with a touch of mottling to the fore-edge of the front board. Contemporary owner name on the front endpaper.
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Seven Sixes are Forty-Three (First Edition)

by Kiran Nagarkar

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Published
1980
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First Edition
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9780702215025
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$15.00

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Queensland, 1980. First Edition. First Edition in English. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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cover of A Book of Stories (First UK Edition)

A Book of Stories (First UK Edition)

by Daniel; Fuchs Jean Stafford, John Cheever, William Maxwell (contributors)

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1957
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1957. First UK Edition, preceded by the US edition published by Farrar, Straus, and Cudahy in 1956 (the previous year). Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Lightly foxed page edges, with a lightly faded spine. Jacket is lightly toned to the spine, with light soil overall and a small, light dampstain to… Read more
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cover of $1000 a Week and Other Stories (First Edition)

$1000 a Week and Other Stories (First Edition)

by James T. Farrell

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Published
1942
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First Edition
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New York: Vanguard, 1942. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by author on the front endpaper. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Boards lightly soiled to the edges, with foxing to the endpapers. Jacket soiled and lightly toned, with a single small hole to the jacket's rear flap fold.
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The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1942-1945 (First Edition)

by J.D. Salinger, Kay Boyle, C.S. Forester, Walter Brooks, Max Shulman, Ann Morse, et al.; Ben Hibbs (introduction)

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Published
1946
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New York: Random House, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Twenty-five short stories from authors like Dan Burnet, William Chamberlain, Storm Jameson, Conrad Richter, and more. Includes the story "A Boy in France," an early appearance by J.D. Salinger. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Bumps to the extremities. Jacket moderately toned, with a large tear… Read more
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cover of Great Detective Stories, Volume Two: From Dickens to Gaboriau (First Edition, Scofield Thayer's copy)

Great Detective Stories, Volume Two: From Dickens to Gaboriau (First Edition, Scofield Thayer's copy)

by Joseph Lewis French (editor); Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Eile Gaboriau (contributors)

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Published
1924
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First Edition
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New York: Lincoln MacVeagh / The Dial Press, 1924. First Edition. First Edition. 16mo., sextodecimo. Copy belonging to Scofield Thayer, notable poet, publisher, and art collector, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Thayer was publisher and editor of the American literary, political, and art magazine, "The Dial," from 1920 to 1929, his health deteriorating and the magazine eventually… Read more
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cover of The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor (Signed First Edition)

The Collected Stories of Peter Taylor (Signed First Edition)

by Peter Taylor

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Published
1969
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First Edition
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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1969. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Taylor in 1970 on the half-title page: "Peter Taylor / Charlottesville / May 1, 1970." From the author of "A Summons to Memphis," and winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Top… Read more
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cover of Readings and [and] Conversations: Selections from HarperCollins Winter/Spring 1996 List (First Edition)

Readings and [and] Conversations: Selections from HarperCollins Winter/Spring 1996 List (First Edition)

by Mark; Doty Kate Fillion, Sandra Scofield, Clarence Page, et al. (contributors)

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Published
1996
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First Edition
ISBN
9780060993450
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New York: HarperCollins [Harper Collins], 1996. First Edition. First Edition. Contains selections from book published during 1996 by HarperCollins. Includes an audio tape of readings. Authors and titles include: "Lip Service," by Kate Fillion; "A Chance top See Egypt," by Sandra Scofield; "Showing My Color," by Clarence Page; "Love and Awakening," John Welwood; "Señora Honeycomb," by Fanny… Read more
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Modern Latin American Fiction: A Survey (First Edition)

by John King (editor)

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Published
1987
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First Edition
ISBN
9780571145089
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London: Faber and Faber, 1987. First Edition. First Edition. Light toning to page edges, else just about Fine and unread in illustrated wrappers. A lovely copy of this collection of essays discussing the works of the greats of Latin American literature.
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cover of Shoes and Shit: Stories for Pedestrians (Signed First Edition)

Shoes and Shit: Stories for Pedestrians (Signed First Edition)

by Hancock, Geoff, Rikki Ducornet (editors); Margaret Atwood, Jane Urquhart, Roch Carrier, et al. (contributors)

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780920544358
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Toronto: Aya Press, 1984. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Rikki Ducornet on the title page. About Fine and unread in gray wrappers (softcover).
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cover of 75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt and Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men (First Edition, hardcover)

75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt and Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men (First Edition, hardcover)

by John Updike

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Published
1958
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Cambridge: Leavitt and Peirce, 1958. First Edition. First Edition, this being the uncommon hardcover variant. A series of recollections about Leavitt and Peirce, a tobacco shop and gathering place for Harvard men, published on the 75th anniversary of the shop. An early appearance by John Updike, who contributes his essay, "The Old Tobacconist." Fine but for a… Read more
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