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Tales of a Wayward Inn and Do Not Disturb (First Edition, inscribed by the author)

by Frank Case

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Published
1940
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First Edition
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940. First Edition. First Editions. Two classic books of essays on New York nightlife, published in 1938 and 1940 respectively. "Tales of a Wayward Inn" is INSCRIBED by the book's dedicatee, Robert Davis, on the front endpaper: "This first edition of Tales of a Wayward Inn is forced upon Mrs. John Charles… Read more
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Palimpsest: A Memoir (Signed First Edition)

by Gore Vidal

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Published
1995
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First Edition
ISBN
9780679440383
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$150.00

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New York: Random House, 1995. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine in a lightly toned, else about Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Confessions of a Teenage Transsexual Whore (First Edition, complete in ten volumes)

Confessions of a Teenage Transsexual Whore (First Edition, complete in ten volumes)

by Markus Harwood-Jones writing as Star

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Published
2014
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First Edition
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$375.00

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Toronto: Self published, 2014. First Edition. First Edition. A ten-part zine series, originally published on a private blog, detailing the author's experiences struggling with homelessness and mental illness as a young, transgender sex worker in downtown Toronto from 2010-2012. Illustrated throughout by the author. Harwood-Jones would go on to publish four young adult novels, as well as… Read more
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cover of The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (Signed First Edition)

The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (Signed First Edition)

by Philip Roth

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Published
1988
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First Edition
ISBN
9780374152123
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$175.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1988. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. The first of Roth's two memoirs. Front board lightly bowed, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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cover of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Signed First Edition)

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Signed First Edition)

by Maxine Hong Kingston

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Published
1976
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394400679
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$275.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Maxine Hong Kingston's first book. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Faint offsetting on the endpapers. Jacket lightly faded, with a couple tiny bruises on the top edge of the front flap.
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The Facts: A Novelist's Autobiography (First Edition)

by Philip Roth

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Published
1988
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First Edition
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9780374152123
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$25.00

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New York: Farrar Straus and Giroux [FSG], 1988. First Edition. First Edition. The first of Roth's two memoirs. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Signed First Edition)

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (Signed First Edition)

by Mary McCarthy

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Published
1957
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First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1957. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Light foxing to the top page edges. Jacket lightly toned to the spine and extremities, with a few small chips and nicks to the crown and tips.
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cover of Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

by Jack Kerouac

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Published
1983
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First Edition
ISBN
9780934660068
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$75.00

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California, PA: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1983. First Edition. First Edition, one of 1000 copies. Very Good plus in stapled wrappers. Light toning to the wrapper edges, and light soil overall.
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cover of Soviet Diary 1927 and Other Writings (First Edition)

Soviet Diary 1927 and Other Writings (First Edition)

by Sergei Prokofiev

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Published
1992
ISBN
9781555531201
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$75.00

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Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992. First American Edition. Fine and unread without dust jacket as issued.
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$75.00
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Cruising the Cascades and Other Hunting Adventures (First Edition)

by G.O. Shields

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Published
1889
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First Edition
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$75.00

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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1889. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good, with bumps to the corners, light rubbing and soil.
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cover of Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America (First Edition, inscribed to fellow author Chris Offutt)

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich, 1980. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, warmly INSCRIBED by Doig to fellow author Chris Offutt on the title page: "For Chris Offutt / Fellow worker with words / Ivan Doig." From the collection of Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels,… Read more
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$65.00
cover of Fragments from an Unwritten Autobiography, Volumes I and II (First Edition, inscribed to screenwriter Anita Loos)

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955. First Edition. First Edition, two volumes bound in red cloth housed in a black cloth covered slipcase. Issued for Carl Van Vechten's 75th birthday. Warmly INSCRIBED by Van Vechten on the front endpaper of the first volume to noted screenwriter Anita Loos: "For Anita with admiration and love from Carl / Christmas, 1955… Read more
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$750.00
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Point Last Seen (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Hannah Nyala

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Published
1997
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First Edition
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$25.00

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Boston: Beacon Books, 1997. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Hannah Nyala on the verso of the half title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris- With great admiration and best wishes that your road ahead is always marked by the best qualities of the human spirit-lots of joy, hope, and healing. Warm regards, Hannah June 1997." … Read more
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cover of Third From the Left (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

Third From the Left (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by G.E. Moore (screenwriter)

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Published
1950
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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Synopsis script for an unproduced film. Ribbon copy typescript. The supposed memoir of a showgirl, who begins who career simply as a beautiful woman who think she is untalented in all other areas, and ends up embarrassing herself rather often at the start of her career. She eventually develops a camaraderie with her fellow… Read more
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To Be or Not to Bop (First Edition)

by Dizzy Gillespie with Al Fraser

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Published
1979
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First Edition
ISBN
9780385120524
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$75.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. The great trumpeter and composer's autobiography. Photo-illustrated throughout. Near Fine in a strong Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of short closed tears and some light chipping, otherwise bright and unfaded.
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The Notebooks of Joseph Joubret (First Edition, signed by Paul Auster)

by Joseph; Joubert Paul Auster (translator, introduction)

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Published
1983
ISBN
9780865471085
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$95.00

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San Francisco: North Point, 1983. First American Edition, and first in English, a paperback original. SIGNED by Paul Auster on the title page. Fine and unread in stiff wrappers. In a Near Fine dust jacket.
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cover of Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

by Martin Amis

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Published
1993
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$75.00

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New York: Harmony Books, 1993. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First American Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Light fading to the spine, else Fine and unread in wrappers.
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cover of Into Woods (First Edition)

Into Woods (First Edition)

by Bill Roorbach

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Published
2002
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First Edition
ISBN
9780268031626
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$75.00

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Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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Pages From a Cold Island (First Edition)

by Frederick Exley

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Published
1974
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394494401
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. First Edition. A partial sequel to the author's debut memoir, "A Fan's Notes," detailing Exley's life in Florida and time spent teaching at the University of Iowa. Near Fine with a slight lean in a Near Fine dust jacket.
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Last Notes from Home (First Edition)

by Frederick Exley

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Published
1988
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First Edition
ISBN
9780394405193
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$35.00

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New York: Random House, 1988. First Edition. First Edition. The third and final volume of the author's memoir trilogy, this one detailing his brother's death, his pseudo-sexual relationship with a shrink, and the stewardess Exley eventually marries. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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