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THE BENEFACTOR

by SUSAN SONTAG

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Published
2002
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V
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FIRST
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First American Picador Ed, 2001. Paperback. Condition: Very Good - . No wear, no markings or highlighting.
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IN AMERICA

by SUSAN SONTAG

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Published
2001
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First
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First Picador USA Ed, 2001, Used-Very Good - condition. Pages and cover intact. No signs of shelf wear.
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CREOLE STORIES

by George W. Cable

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Published
1954
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Very Good
Edition
FIRST
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$13.50

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Harmanson Publisher, New Orleans, LA, 1954. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 18 Pen and Ink Sketches by Wiley Churchill (illustrator). 94 pages; No wear, inside intact. No wraps.
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THE GRAPES OF WRATH

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Published
1939
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Very Good
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$75.00

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First Modern Library Edition, 1939. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good with light spotting, Not price clipped. $1.25. 619 pages. Pages intact. No wear. Dust jacket illustration by Thomas Hart Benton.
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THE PLACE WITHIN

by JODI DAYNARD, ED.

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Published
1997
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FIRST
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New York: W W Norton & Co, 1997, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. First Edition. Portraits of the American Landscape by 20 Contemporary Writers. including Harry Crews, Roriguez, Ackerman, Early, Robert Finch, Donald Hall, et al.
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LOVE HERE IS MY HAT AND OTHER ROMANCES

by WILLIAM SAROYAN

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Published
1938
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FIRST
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$750.00

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Signed First Edition, Modern Age Books, 1938, Paper, with the following inscription, "To Henry Church, whom I have never had the pleasure of meeting, but with sincere greetings, nevertheless - William Saroyan, S.F. Aug. 1938." Bound in original pink pictorial wrappers, a very bright, fresh copy - lettering a bit faded at spine with slight rubbing to corners.
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MONEY AND HOW IT GETS THAT WAY

by HENRY MILLER

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Published
1938
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Good+
Edition
FIRST
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$1,150.00

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Booster Publications (1938), Paris, 1938. First edition. Inscribed to Henry Church "with best monetary wishes." One of 495 copies. Octavo (18.5cm); in black wrappers, with titles printed in gold on spine and front cover. Some fading to titles. Two white scratches on lower right corner of cover. Spine partly unglued though pages remain intact.
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THE PRINCESS CASAMASSIMA

by HENRY JAMES

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Published
1948
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First Printing of Decorative Hard Cover Edition in Very Good Condition With introduction by Lionel Trilling.Two volumes with marbled boards with black spine featuring gilt titles. Slipcase intact. Slipcase is covered by green paper, with printed label on front panel. Books are tight and clean. Size: 12mo.
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J,B,

by ARCHIBALD MacLEISH

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Published
1958
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First Edition, Tenth Printing
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Very good copy of 1959 Pulitzer Prize winning drama on a modern story of Job. Some soiling and chipping to front and back panel of DJ. Text is clean and unmarked.
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THE AMERICAN SCENE

by HENRY JAMES

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Published
1907
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Very Good+
Edition
FIRST
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Harper & Brothers, New York, 1907. Very good copy of first American Edition of a book of travel writing by Henry James about his trip through the United States in 1904-1905. Ten of the fourteen chapters of the book were published in the North American Review, Harper's and the Fortnightly Review in 1905 and 1906.. Dark blue cloth with gilt… Read more
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The Path of Least Time & Other Stories

by Antoine J Polgar

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Published
2018
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First
ISBN
9780578210322
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$14.95

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"…An intelligent exploration of the human condition; our vices, desires, ambitions and fantasies…Polgar's writing is intelligent and this is evident across all nine of the short stories in the collection. His historical and socio-political knowledge is vast and attuned to the human condition; these stories explore the headiness of love, base human desire, our past and the way it defines… Read more
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Light in August

by William Faulkner

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Published
1932
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First
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$350.00

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Very Good copy. No dust Jacket. Third printing. (October 1932) Brown Tweed over intact boards with blue lettering on front cover and on spine with top page edges tinted red. Spot on cover board. No shelf wear. No tears. Fresh clean copy.
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Opus Posthumous

by Wallace Stevens

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Published
1957
Edition
First
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$275.00

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Fine First edition in chocolate brown cloth stamped in silver and gold at spine and on front cover, in a very good green and grey dustwrapper, Edited with an Introduction by Samuel French Morse. 301pp with index. From Collection of Barbara Church.
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CHILLS & FEVER

by John Crowe Ransom

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Published
1924
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First
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Item Description: Alfred A. Knopf, 1924., Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo. 95 pp. Original quarter cloth binding with decorated (first binding) striped boards and printed paper spinal label.
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Now With His Love

by John Peale Bishop

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Published
1933
Edition
First
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$30.00

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Charles Scribner's Sons,, New York:, 1933. Very good copy of first edition. Contents immaculate with no ownership inscription other than bookseller's label (Shakespeare & Co.) on inside back cover. No wear. Only defect white specks on front cover. Tall octavo, cloth, pp. ix, 89.
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Chronicles & Elegies

by Antoine J Polgar

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Published
2015
Condition
New
Edition
First
ISBN
9780692321713
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$16.95

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Poetry by French-born American poet in which an anachronistic narrative of transatlantic memoir, nostalgia and a Euro-American sensibility is forged out of attempts to fashion a convergence of poetic genres and forms – such as the epic of contemporaneity, the lyric of experience and elegiac allusion - through the use of classical rhetorical instruments of apostrophe, imprecation and synecdoche, shaped… Read more
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Fatal Interview

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Published
1931
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Very Good
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$15.00

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16th printing of 1931 edition of sonnets inspired by Millay's relationship with poet George Dillon Editor of Poetry Magazine for many years) whom she met in 1928 at the University of Chicago where he was a student. label on spine torn; half black cloth with grey paper over boards, Letter-pressed onto slightly textured paper with rough cut edges The binding… Read more
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SELECTED POEMS

by ALLEN TATE

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Published
1937
Condition
Fine
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$200.00

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Fine First Edition of Allen Tate's early poems, and two of his later and longer poems, The Mediterranean and other Poems, 1936; and includes what poet referred to as "probably the final version" of celebrated Ode to the Confederate Dead, Bookseller's label, Shakespeare and Company, Sylvia Beach, Paris, on inside back cover. Gilt lettering on blue cloth with… Read more
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Public Speech

by Archibald MacLeish

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Varennes Books
Published
1936
Edition
Second Printing
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$25.00

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Second printing of First Edition on blue cloth boards with red title box, fading to gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight. Pages clean and bright, scuffing to right extremity of front board and slight browning to inside boards. Bookseller's label Sylvia Beach Shakespeare and Company Paris affixed to inside back cover. Unpaginated.
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PROSE WORKS

by Walt Whitman

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Published
1897
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Very Good
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$125.00

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Second printing of collection originally published by David McKay in 1892 bound in dark green cloth with gilt title on spine; minor shelf wear and bumping to corners; text block, very clean; 522 pp.; edges untrimmed; binding firm but start of split to rear board hinge. foxing to inside front and rear flyleaves.
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