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$1000 a Week and Other Stories (First Edition)

$1000 a Week and Other Stories (First Edition)

by James T. Farrell

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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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1876 (Advance Uncorrected Proof)

1876 (Advance Uncorrected Proof)

by Gore Vidal

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New York: Random House, 1976. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Very Good plus in wrappers.
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1876 (Advance Uncorrected Proof, inscribed)
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1876 (Advance Uncorrected Proof, inscribed)

by Gore Vidal

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New York: Random House, 1976. First Edition. ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Publisher's promotional page laid in. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "Bob [and] Jack / from / Gore Vidal / Roma '84 / Buon Natale!" Near Fine in wrappers.
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1876 (First UK Edition, inscribed by the author)
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1876 (First UK Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Gore Vidal

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London: William Heinemann, 1976. First UK Edition. Briefly INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "David / from / Gore Vidal." Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faint foxing on the page block. Jacket spine panel lightly faded.
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1876 (First Edition, inscribed by the author)
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1876 (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Gore Vidal

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New York: Random House, 1976. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page: "Bob [and] Jack / from / Gore Vidal / Roma '84 / Natale." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed. Jacket spine panel and flap folds lightly faded.
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1876 (Uncorrected Proof, preceding the First UK Edition)

1876 (Uncorrected Proof, preceding the First UK Edition)

by Gore Vidal

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London: William Heinemann, 1976. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First UK Edition, and preceded by the First Edition published by Random House the same year. Slight yapping on the top edges of the dust jacket, else Near Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket.
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24 [Vierundzwanzig] Stunden aus dem Leben [Twenty-four hours in the life of a woman] (Typescript...
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24 [Vierundzwanzig] Stunden aus dem Leben [Twenty-four hours in the life of a woman] (Typescript of novel, with corrections by Lil Dagover)

by Stefan [Stephan] Zweig (author); Lil Dagover (actress, reader)

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Bound carbon typescript of Stefan Zweig's 1927 novella, made for the purpose of use by German actress Lil Dagover for her reading of same for the 1963 German LP, "Lil Dagover spricht Stefan Zweig." Dagover's name is in blue manuscript ink on the front board, then again with her German address on the front endpaper, then only her name once again on the title page. With Dagover's manuscript corrections to the text on virtually every recto, and, when a rewrite of a passage was required, on the verso to the of a given typescript passage on the recto. Typescript is accompanied by the resulting recording by Dagover, the original German issue by Deustsche Grammophon, released in 1963. One of the most famous works by Zweig, an Austrian Jew who was a passionate collector of autograph manuscripts, maintained close friendships with the likes of Sigmund Freud and Richard Strauss, and whose prose took on the dual concerns of daily life and the impact of politics on everyday people. This… Read More
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25 Stories and Storytelling Flyer (Archive from reading at The Living Theatre on February 1, 1961)

25 Stories and Storytelling Flyer (Archive from reading at The Living Theatre on February 1, 1961)

by [The Living Theatre] Spencer Holst

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New York: Self published, 1960. Archive of two pieces from one of the New York Underground's most creative and charismatic orators, Spencer Holst. Includes Holst's self-published first book, "25 Stories" (1960), and a flyer from a reading shortly after publication at The Living Theatre in New York on February 1, 1961. Holst was already a well-known and gifted speaker by the time "25 Stories" was published with the help of his wife, abstract expressionist painter Beate Wheeler. He frequently held audiences with his psychedelic and surrealistic tales and would give performances at Judith Malina and Julian Beck's The Living Theatre, selling copies of "25 Stories" at the show. Holst's work continued to fascinate audiences, and "25 Stories" was reprinted in 1993 by Station Hill Press as the better part of a career-spanning collection, "The Zebra Storyteller." Book: tall handbound perfect-bound wrappers, 4.5 x 14 inches. Spine ends chipped, cracked front hinge, dampstains and soiling, overall Good plus… Read More
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The 42nd Parallel (First Edition, Association copy, inscribed by the author to George Middleton...
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The 42nd Parallel (First Edition, Association copy, inscribed by the author to George Middleton and Fola La Follette)

by John Dos Passos

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1930. First Edition. First Edition. Association Copy, INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author to playwright George Middleton and his wife, activist and actress Fola La Follette: "To George Middleton / and Fola La Follette / affectionately / John Dos Passos / Santa Monica / April '32." Middleton's nephew David's ownership stamp on the front pastedown. New Jersey-born playwright, director, and producer George Middleton served as president of the Dramatists Guild of America from 1927 to 1929. He is perhaps best remembered today for his instrumental role in creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, a collective bargaining agreement that covers benefits, rights, and protections for Writers Guild of America members. Middleton was also known for his collaborations with Guy Bolton, including the successful 1917 stage comedy "Polly With a Past," basis for the 1920 film adaptation. The daughter of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette and women's suffrage leader… Read More
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75 Aromatic Years of Leavitt and Peirce in the Recollection of 31 Harvard Men (First Edition,...

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

by John Updike

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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 single chip to the inner front hinge, in a Near Fine tissue jacket with just a bit of chipping at the spine ends.
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Adventure's Best Stories 1926 (First Edition)

Adventure's Best Stories 1926 (First Edition)

by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (Editor)

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New York: George H. Doran Company, 1926. First Edition. First Edition. Owner inscription on the front endpaper and notation on the table of contents in red manuscript pencil. Very Good plus in a Fair clipped dust jacket. Moderate toning to the spine, light edgewear, and light soiling overall. Jacket split along the spine panel and lightly soiled.
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After Forty Years: The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze. Stories, Tales, Fables, Legends...

After Forty Years: The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze. Stories, Tales, Fables, Legends (Original manuscript for an unpublished novel)

by William Saroyan

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft manuscript for an unpublished novel, circa 1974. The Saroyan collection at UC Berkeley holds two copies of the manuscript, with slightly shortened titles, from which we date our copy. White untitled self wrappers. Title page present, with credits for novelist William Saroyan. 141 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 139. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.
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Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful (First Edition, review copy)

Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful (First Edition, review copy)

by Alan Paton

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. First Edition. First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's review slip laid in. Fine and unread in a Near Fine, lightly spine-faded dust jacket.
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Alaska (Corrected draft in five volumes, photocopied)
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Alaska (Corrected draft in five volumes, photocopied)

by James; Michener Kim Johnson-Bogart, Debbie Brothers (editor)

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New York: Random House, 1987. First Edition. Preceding the First Edition by two years. First generation photocopied typescript (rectos only) containing photocopied annotations throughout. In five volumes. Last leaf of text in each volume states the editor's name (presumed) followed by the date(s) of revisions made, ranging from 1985 to 1987. Likely an internal draft prepared for circulation while the book was being edited. Volume one: title page through chapter IV, page 145 (roughly pages 1-304). Revised 6/20/86 and 9/10/86. Volume two: chapters V-VII (roughly pages 305-660). Revised 5/13/86 and 8/21/86. Volume three: "SECOND HALF-MINUS LAST CHAPTER" on title page. Chapters VIII-IX (roughly pages 661-968). Revised 4/16/85, 7/2/86, 10/9/86, 11/26/86. Tipped-in slip from Al Silverman (chairman of Book of the Month Club, 1972-1988; editor and publisher at Viking Press, 1989-1997), with "Mr. Fadiman" on the slip in manuscript ink. Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999) was an author, editor, and radio… Read More
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The Albatross (UK Uncorrected Proof)

The Albatross (UK Uncorrected Proof)

by Charlotte Armstrong

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London: Peter Davies, 1958. UNCORRECTED PROOF for the First UK Edition, preceded by the First American Edition published by Coward-McCann the year prior, in 1957. Rare. Very Good in publisher's card wrappers, with spine lean, moderately worn spine, and moderate foxing to wrappers and title label.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Copy belonging to author Richard Adams)
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Copy belonging to author Richard Adams)

by Lewis Carroll (author); John Tenniel (illustrator)

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London: Macmillan and Co, 1934. Later UK edition. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Copy belonging to "Watership Down" author Richard Adams, with Adams' rabbit bookplate on the front pastedown. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Slight lean, lightly bowed front board, and light taps at the bottom corners of the front and rear boards. Jacket has a few small chips on the spine ends and flap folds. A presentable copy.
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All Kneeling (First Edition)
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All Kneeling (First Edition)

by Anne Parrish

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for Nicholas Ray's seminal 1950 film noir "Born to Be Bad," in which Joan Fontaine plays decidedly against type to lustrous effect. A sharp, Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a crease at the center of the spine, with a tiny closed tear on the top of the front panel and mild toning, otherwise quite striking. In a custom maroon quarter-leather clamshell box. The Dark Page II: 1959-1965, p. 158.
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All Kneeling (First Edition)

All Kneeling (First Edition)

by Anne Parrish

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for Nicholas Ray's seminal film noir, "Born to Be Bad," in which Joan Fontaine played decidedly against type to lustrous effect. With a green American Booksellers Association Book Selection bookmark laid in. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus jacket. Binding slightly cocked. Jacket is lightly chipped at the crown and heel, with light wear and toning to the extremities.
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All Soul's Rising (Uncorrected Proof)

All Soul's Rising (Uncorrected Proof)

by Madison Smartt Bell

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New York: Pantheon Books, 1995. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. Fine in trade size wrappers (softcover).
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Alturas de Macchu Picchu [The Heights of Macchu Picchu] (Signed Limited Edition)
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Alturas de Macchu Picchu [The Heights of Macchu Picchu] (Signed Limited Edition)

by Pablo Neruda (author); Martin Chambi (photographer)

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Chile: Nascimento, 1954. First printing of this edition. One of 1000 numbered copies (this being No. 680) SIGNED by the author. This copy retains the scarce insert on green paper that was issued with all copies, a bibliographic note on the genesis and publication history of the poem by Jorge Sanhueza. The first definitive edition of the poems, including the Chambi photographs referenced in "The Latin American Photobook." The poems first appeared as "Canto II" in Neruda's "Canto General" (1950), and have regularly been translated into English. Moderate toning and light rubbing overall, with light bumps at the extremities, else Near Fine. A superior example of a title not often found in collectible condition. Becco 84. Loyola 292. Fernandez, "The Latin American Photobook," p. 57.
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