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On Cutting Down an Ancient Tree and Herself  Long Ago – Six Irish Women 1000 Years Ago
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On Cutting Down an Ancient Tree and Herself Long Ago – Six Irish Women 1000 Years Ago

By McCormick, Malachi

Four hand-made books in wraps by McCormick the Owner of Stone Street Press in New York. Editions of these are not stated and there appear to have been a number of different variants over the years. Four beautiful , small books (5 ½ by 4 ½ inches) all in a special slipcase. Slipcase is only Good with wear and considerable fading to front and edges. All four books are Near Fine with slight corner wear. Herself is in three volumes of McCormick's translations of ancient Gallic poetry, plus his introduction on what it might have been like to be a woman in Ireland a thousand years ago. The three volumes were printed for the tenth anniversary of the press. Ancient Tree (with an introduction and then the translation of a 17th century Gallic poem) was also prepared at the tenth anniversary in an edition done specially for the Friends of the Press – this volume has been signed by McCormick in green on colophon page (initials only), and has been added to the three volume slipcase. An unusual item.

$25.00

The Known World
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The Known World

By Jones, Edward P.

Near Fine book that has light crimps to spine ends and touch of soiling to edges of page block; in a Near Fine jacket that has light edge and corner wear. Jones' first novel was winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

$20.00

Redeployment
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Redeployment

By Klay, Phil

Near Fine, apparently unread book that has light crimps to spine ends and touch of soiling to edges of page block; in a Near Fine jacket that has light edge and corner wear and tiny bit of scratching top right corner front panel. Twelve short stories from the Iraq war by Marine Corps veteran Klay. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.

$20.00

Resurrection Man
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Resurrection Man

By McNamee, Eoin

First UK edition, Near Fine book with light edge wear and slightly pushed at spine ends, in a Very Good plus jacket with edge wear and light rubbing on the black front and back panels. An unread copy, inscribed - For John, I'm writing a play…honest - and signed by McNamee on the title page.

$25.00

Flashman - From the Flashman Papers 1839 - 1842
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Flashman - From the Flashman Papers 1839 - 1842

By Fraser, George MacDonald

A Near Fine, unread book, with slight pushing at spine ends and light fade to red top-stain, in a Very Good jacket with slight edge and corner wear, mild rubbing to both panels, several light overwrite impressions, dog-ear creases top corners both flaps, price of $5.95 present on front flap. First title in Fraser's popular Flashman series.

$115.00

Flashman - From the Flashman Papers 1839 - 1842
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Flashman - From the Flashman Papers 1839 - 1842

By Fraser, George MacDonald

A Near Fine book, with slight wear to edges of boards, and with a previous owner sticker top corner front-end page; in a Very Good, price-clipped jacket with slight edge and corner wear, mild rubbing to both panels, light brown vertical line along edge of front flap, and with mild sun fade to spine. First title in Fraser's popular Flashman series.

$75.00

Travels With My Aunt
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Travels With My Aunt

By Greene, Graham (Intro. John Mortimer)

UK reprint edition by the Folio Society, a first printing. Book, with pictorial board front board, is Fine minus and unread with slight touch of edge wear and is housed in a Fine minus, green slipcase that has slight shelf wear and touch of soiling. Numerous full-color illustrations throughout. Greene's novel (originally published in 1969) that follows the adventures of Henry Pullings with his highly unconventional Aunt Augusta, a septuagenarian. The Introduction is by famous author John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole.

$40.00

Player Piano
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Player Piano

By Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

A new edition, first printing, Fine minus book with touch of corner wear bottom back board, and slightest, and minor scrape bottom portion front board; in a Fine minus jacket that very slight rubbing to front panel. Boards are pictorial; very nice copy of the new edition.

$150.00

Player Piano
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Player Piano

By Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

Very Good book that is lightly pushed at spine ends, light wear to edges of boards, slight soiling to page edges, and with some light foxing to top edges; in a Fair to Good dust jacket that has edge and corner wear, chipping to corners and spine ends, jacket has soiling and is heavily faded, with some age toning also. Correct first with both Scribners seal and "A" to copyright page, and price of $3.00 on front flap. Vonnegut's well-known first book.

$850.00

God Bless You Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine
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God Bless You Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine

By Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

First UK edition, Near Fine book with touch of crimping at spine ends and just a hint of page edge toning; previous owner name to front-end page and with a small sticker, hidden by front flap, from the famous Foyles Bookstore, Charring Cross Rd., London. In a Good dust jacket with edge and corner wear and color loss, especially back panel, rubbing both panels, small publisher's clip all corners, but with 2s. price present bottom of front flap, there is a faded marker notation to front panel of .50 that actually is a bit hard to see. Vonnegut's sixth novel, which followed Cat's Cradle.

$150.00

Who Am I This Time? For Romeos and Juliets
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Who Am I This Time? For Romeos and Juliets

By Vonnegut, Kurt

First printing from Redpath Press, Fine booklet in heavy, color wraps. Also includes the gray cover envelop, the publisher's insert/post card, and the original clear plastic holder that encased the complete package. The story is extracted from Welcome to the Monkey House 1961. It was produced as a TV play on American Playhouse 1982 (Season 1, Episode 4) that starred Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken.

$55.00

Rumble
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Rumble

By Ellison, Harlan

Trade paperback, a PBO, that is in Good condition with light creases at corners both panels, edge wear and some color loss, rubbing to both panels, no apparent reading creases, touch of age toning to pages. Main flaw is green marker slash to front page edges. The late Ellison's first novel, which is, according to blurb on front panel "A teen-age gang leader's brutal story."

$40.00

The Last Kind Words Saloon
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The Last Kind Words Saloon

By McMurtry, Larry

First limited edition, Fine, unread book in a Fine slipcase – no dust jacket as issued. A limited, numbered edition of what may be McMurtry's final novel. This number 44 of 150 such copies – signed by McMurtry on the limitation page.

$325.00

God Bless You Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine
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God Bless You Mr. Rosewater or Pearls Before Swine

By Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.

Good to Very Good book with soiling and edge yellowing to boards, worn through to boards at bottom corners, small bump to board bottom back board, and with light age-toning to page edges. In a dust jacket that is Fair to Good with considerable soiling, yellowing, rubbing, several closed tears – largest of which is ½ inch at bottom of spine - small chips and bit of loss at spine ends, spine lightly sun faded. Vonnegut's sixth novel, which followed Cat's Cradle. This was a notorious, mostly white, production that is very hard to find in fine condition.

$250.00

Winner Take Nothing
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Winner Take Nothing

By Hemingway, Ernest

Near Fine, apparently unread book that has softness at spine ends, slight bow to boards, and very light touch of foxing to front page edges; in a Good to Very Good dust jacket that has front flap that is about three quarters detached with a small tape repair to reverse, small chips along edges with color loss edges and front flap fold, wear and chipping to corners, mild sun and age toning to white portions, spine, and back flap, closed tear top front panel with a 4 inch triangular crease toward spine. The gold title labels and red top-stain are bright, and the title labels have also produced white offsetting to interior of jacket. A proper first with $2.00 price front flap, both Scribners "A" and imprint on copyright page, ow instead of two at p. 159 line 20. Six of the fourteen short stories appear here for the first time. First printing was just over 20,000 copies – all as per Grissom 2011 bibliography.

$900.00

Barbary Shore
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Barbary Shore

By Mailer, Norman

Very Good book with light edge wear, pushed at spines, with light dusting and soiling to page edges, very mild page edge yellowing, in a Very Good jacket that has sun yellowing on spine, flap creases along top edge, with edge wear and several small closed tears, with chipping and some color loss at spine ends and corners. Mailer's second novel, following on the heels of huge best-seller, The Naked and the Dead.

$50.00

Flight
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Flight

By Steinbeck, John (Wallace Stegner, afterword and Karin Wikstrom illustrations)

A hand-crafted, limited edition of a short story written in the 1930s (original appearance was in The Long Valley). This is copy 180 of 250 such copies and is signed by Stegner and Wikstrom on the limitation page. A Fine book housed in Near Fine slipcase that has some sunning and light shelf wear. Book is in letterpress printed on hand-made paper from Magnani in Italy. Bound using Dutch linen with decorative design. The color illustrations have been tipped-in. A thank you note is laid-in as is a reprint of Art Seidenbaum's review, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review of Sunday, June 10,1984 (this sheet is Very Good with several folds and ceases). The book is approximately 10 by 12 inches. Included is a separately bound, in wraps, Fine copy of Stegner's Afterword. Over-run sheets from the book were used by the publishers to produce this unsigned version of the Afterword, which included one of Wikstrom's illustrations. Apparently they used these as presentations – number of copies is unknown but undoubtedly small.

$575.00

Death of a Salesman
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Death of a Salesman

By Miller, Arthur

Very Good book with soft spine ends, sun fade along edges of orange boards and spine, top stain faded, wear and rubbing along bottom edges that has just exposed a bit of board at corners. Stray, very small spot to second end page and with several small indentations near top corner title page, and next 3 pages. There is a broken "o" in "solid" on p.11 line 7. Second state jacket (with mention of Drama Critic's award to front flap and no photo of Miller on back flap) is Very Good with edge and corner wear, some light color loss and small chips at spine ends. Price on front flap is $2.50. Jacket has slight soiling back panel, mild rubbing, small closed tear at top front at spine, touch of sun fade. This is Miller's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play of 1949. Many available signed copies have Miller's signature to a tipped-in end page; however, this copy has been signed by the author on the half-title page. Additionally, there are two pages laid-in documenting the provenance of Miller's signature. The first is a copy of a letter of June 20, 2003, to the then owner of the book on Miller's letterhead. The letter notes that Mr. Miller is happy to sign books, but in the future please include post-paid packaging for the return shipment. The letter is signed by Julia Bolus, assistant to A. M. Also laid-in is a copy of the front of envelope that contained the letter, showing a June postmark and Miller's return address.

$3000.00

Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West
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Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West

By McCarthy, Cormac

Fine unread copy, in a Fine minus jacket that has slight rubbing to back panel and touch of age toning along flap edges. This is a beautiful, Review Copy with the Random House Reviewer slip laid-in. Book is housed in a custom made clamshell box that is covered in black brillianta cloth with title and author embossed on leather label attached to spine. Considered to be McCarthy's master work but did not sell well on release and many copies ended up remainder marked by Random House.

$3000.00

The Orchard Keeper
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The Orchard Keeper

By McCarthy, Cormac

A Near Fine, apparently unread copy with softness at spine ends, slightest bit of splay to front board, and a couple of faint spots of foxing to front end page; in a Near Fine jacket that has slight soiling, mild curl at flap ends and a faint blue band along the top of jacket (this was apparently a production flaw on all or most of the first issue jackets) about a quarter of an inch from top edge, a very tiny chip at bottom of back flap, and a touch of sun fade to red lettering on spine. The jacket is often a problem with this title and this copy is sound but there are scored lines along the interior of jacket at the flap folds. A nice copy of McCarthy's first novel.

$4500.00

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