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Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassidy (First Edition)

by Kerouac, Jack

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Royal Books, Inc.
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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The Invention of Solitude (Signed First Edition)

by Auster, Paul

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1982
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780915342372
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$150.00

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New York: Sun, 1982. First Edition. First Edition, a paperback original. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Two autobiographical essays by Auster, his first such publication. Near Fine in wrappers. Light bump to the top of spine, with some light rubbing.
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$150.00
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Cast the First Stone (First Edition)

by Himes, Chester

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Published
1952
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1952. First Edition. First Edition. The author's third book, a loosely autobiographical novel following an African American man who has been condemned to two decades in prison. Strip of toning along the top edge of the jacket verso, else Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy, with none of… Read more
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New York: Crown Publishers, 1980. First US Edition, preceded by the French edition published in 1977 by Paris Stock. INSCRIBED by the author on the verso of the front endpaper: "Hah Victor what a start! / This autopornography just for you / Maurice / Nueva York / Jan 1 1980", with an an additional inscription (the one Girodias is… Read more
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$95.00
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The Crittenden Memoirs (First Edition)

by Crittenden, H.H.

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Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
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$250.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1936. First Edition. First Edition. An anecdotal history of the exploits of Governor Thomas Crittenden, best known for his role in the successful capture of the outlaws Frank and Jesse James. Near Fine in a Good dust jacket. Slight lean, light soil to the bottom page edge. Jacket chipped to the… Read more
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$250.00
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Soviet Diary 1927 and Other Writings (First Edition)

by Prokofiev, Sergei

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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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New York: Boss Books, 1968. First Edition. First Edition, a trade softcover original. SIGNED by Taylor Mead on the front endpaper. Mead was a beloved Beat icon, film director, and Warhol superstar, and over time became a fixture in the New York arts scene, his final film appearance being in the heartbreaking final sequence of Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee… Read more
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$275.00
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Cruising the Cascades and Other Hunting Adventures (First Edition)

by Shields, G.O.

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Published
1889
Edition
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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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
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Santa Barbara: Neville Books, 1995. Limited Edition. An unnumbered copy in navy cloth covered boards. SIGNED on the limitation page by the author, and additionally INSCRIBED on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris & Rita / Another slim book of reminiscence. Huh! / Oh well / Jon." Jackson's memoir of his friend… Read more
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Fragments from an Unwritten Autobiography, Volumes I and II (First Edition, inscribed to screenwriter Anita Loos)

by Van Vechten, Carl

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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New Haven: Yale Univerity 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 Nyala, Hannah

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1997
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780807070920
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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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Riding in Cars With Boys (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Donofrio, Beverly

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Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780688083374
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$95.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. Lengthily INSCRIBED by Donofrio on the half title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris, A writer with guts + poetry, muscle + eloquence, who I had the amazing good fortune to go to writing camp with one summer. What a treat to find someone else who got in… Read more
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Third From the Left (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Moore, G.E. (screenwriter)

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Published
1950
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$125.00

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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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$125.00
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To Be or Not to Bop (First Edition)

by Gillespie, Dizzy with Al Fraser

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Published
1979
Edition
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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Dogs Bark, but the Caravan Rolls On: Observations Then and Now (Signed First Edition)

by Conroy, Frank

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Published
2002
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780618154685
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$75.00

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New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 2002. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Diagonal crease to the upper corner of the front flap, else Fine.
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The Notebooks of Joseph Joubret (First Edition, signed by Paul Auster)

by Joubert, Joseph; 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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Visiting Mrs. Nabokov and Other Excursions (Signed Uncorrected Proof)

by Amis, Martin

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Royal Books, Inc.
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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Into Woods (First Edition)

by Roorbach, Bill

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
2002
Edition
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 Exley, Frederick

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Published
1974
Edition
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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$15.00