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Penguin Modern Stories 3 (First Edition, signed by Philip Roth)

by Philip Roth, Margaret Drabble, Jay Neugeboren, Giles Gordon (contributors)

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Published
1969
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Harmondsworth, England: Penguin, 1969. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Philip Roth to the inside front wrapper: "Feb. 1975 / To Burt Button / -Philip Roth." Contains Roth's story "The Psychoanalytic Special," first published in the November 1963 edition of "Esquire." Very Good plus in wrappers, lightly toned and rubbed.
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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (First Edition)

by Amy Bloom

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Published
2000
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First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Random House, 2000. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket.
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Knight's Gambit (First Edition)

by William Faulkner

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Random House, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book lightly bumped at the crown, with faint offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket is lightly worn at the crown and tips, with a small bruise to the front panel (titling unaffected).
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The Albatross (UK Uncorrected Proof)

by Charlotte Armstrong

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Published
1958
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$375.00

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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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Bagatelle and Some Other Diversions (First Edition)

by Marjorie writing as George R. Preedy Bowen

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Published
1931
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$325.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published by John Lane, The Bodley Head the previous year. Scarce in or out of dust jacket. Very Good plus in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Faint foxing to the bottom page edges, with a lightly toned spine and the top corner of the front board… Read more
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The Beast With Five Fingers and Other Tales (First edition, publisher's file copy)

by William Fryer Harvey

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$750.00

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London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1928. First Edition. First Edition. Publisher's file copy, with a label marking it as such tipped-in to the front pastedown, and blindstamped "FILE COPY" on the front flyleaf. Basis for the 1946 film noir directed by Robert Florey and starring Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, Andrea King, and Robert Alda. Near Fine, lacking the scarce dust jacket.… Read more
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Like Life (Signed First Edition)

by Lorrie Moore

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Published
1990
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780394581019
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$45.00

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Collects eight short stories, many set in the American Midwest. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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The Question of Bruno (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Aleksandar Hemon

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Published
2000
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
978038549923X
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$25.00

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New York: Doubleday, 2000. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Hemon on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "To Chris, for his support. Chicago, April 26, 2000." From the collection of author Chris Offutt. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of… Read more
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Circling the Drain (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Amanda Davis

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780688167802
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$85.00

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New York: Rob Weisbach Books / William Morrow, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by Davis on the half title page to fellow author "for the chief hu(man) Mr. O, aka dude with all best wishes and buckets of admiration...XX Amanda HOPE TO SEE YOU IN CANADA" and further SIGNED and dated on the title page: "Amanda Davis… Read more
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$85.00
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Among the Missing (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Dan Chaon

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Ballantine Books, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED on the title page by Chaon to fellow author Chris Offutt: "For Chris, with admiration & respect - and pleasure in finally meeting. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one of the twenty Best… Read more
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A Model World (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Michael Chabon

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Published
1991
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780688095534
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$75.00

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New York: William Morrow, 1991. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED and dated by the author on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt. The author's second book and first collection of stories. First state with white endpapers. Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in 1996, was named one… Read more
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Orphans: essays (First Edition, inscribed to author Chris Offutt)

by Charles D'Ambrosio

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Published
2004
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780972323457
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$95.00

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Astoria, OR: Clear Cut Press, 2004. First Edition. First Edition, softcover. INSCRIBED by D'Ambrosio on the title page to fellow author Chris Offutt: "April 2, 2005 / IA, IC / Chris / Better than Ambien on those nights when you can't sleep!" Offutt is the author of "Kentucky Straight" and other short story collections, novels, nonfiction, and memoirs, and, in… Read more
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Author's Choice (First Edition)

by MacKinlay Kantor

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Published
1944
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Coward McCann, 1944. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of short stories, with one of the stories, "Gun Crazy," serving as the basis for the 1950 film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Slight lean, else Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped, with light… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft manuscript for an unpublished collection of early work. Most of the pieces, which include plays, short stories, and poems, were written in the 1940s, and have been published in various editions or collections subsequent to this manuscript. Presumably unpublished material includes occasional brief notes or reflections on the pieces by Williams, alternate versions, a short… Read more
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$450.00
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Hot Water Music (First Edition)

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780876855973
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$200.00

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of short stories. Near Fine with a slight lean in a Near Fine publisher's acetate dust jacket. Jacket lightly rubbed.
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$200.00
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Smoke Bellew (Photoplay Edition)

by Jack London

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Published
1929
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$35.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1929. First printing of the UK photoplay edition, an collection of linked short stories originally published by The Century Company in 1912. Photo-illustrated with stills from the film. Basis for the 1929 film, directed by Scott R. Dunlap, and starring Conway Tearle and Barbara Bedford. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket.… Read more
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Raffles (First Edition)

by E.W. Hornung

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Published
1925
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$50.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1925. First UK Edition. A collection of previously published short stories featuring gentlemen thief A.J. Raffles, containing all the stories in Hornung's 1899 collection "The Amateur Cracksman" and all but two of the stories in 1901's "The Black Mask." Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine lean, extremities rubbed. Jacket with several… Read more
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Hills Were Higher Then (First Edition)

by Hugh MacNair Kahler

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Published
1931
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of interlinked short stories about a boy and his grandfather, set in the farm country of upstate New York. Near Fine, with a lightly faded spine, in a Very Good dust jacket. Jacket is lightly chipped, with a light diagonal crease to the front panel.
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Habit and Other Short Stories (First Edition, inscribed in the year of publication)

by Darryl Francis Zanuck

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Published
1923
Edition
First Edition
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$850.00

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Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1923. First Edition. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by Zanuck in the year of publication to silent film actor Harry Fox: "To Harry Fox / If you enjoyed this effort one-tenth as much as I have often enjoyed you, I'm satisfied / Darryl Francis Zanuck / '23." A collection of lighthearted stories by Zanuck, published… Read more
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$850.00
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Odd But Even So (First Edition)

by P.C. Wren

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Published
1942
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$45.00

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Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1942. First American Edition. A collection of short fiction. Very Good plus in a Good dust jacket. Light dampstain to the crown of the spine, cloth slightly wrinkled to the spine, toning to the page edges. Jacket dampstained to the verso of the spine, tear to the crown of the spine panel, lightly soiled overall.… Read more
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