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Rois De France. Original Manuscript

Rois De France. Original Manuscript

by Fort, Paul

Paris, 1930. Unbound. Paul Fort's original manuscript, neatly and beautifully written in ink; quarto, 79 leaves of heavy cream paper and laid loose into a green portfolio. Paul Fort drew much of his inspiration from the Middle Ages, and the aballad form that he used almost exclusively was taken from the same period. He filled some forty volumes with his delicate ballads. He was also active in the theatre, even before the turn of the century, writing some plays himself and producing what were... Read more about this item
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$3,500.00
DEATH DU JOUR

DEATH DU JOUR

by REICHS, Kathy (SIGNED)

New York: Scribner, 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO MYSTERY COLLECTOR ARTHUR PARSON BY KATHY REICHS ON TITLE PAGE. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 379 pp.
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$65.00
MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN

MR. PRESIDENT. THE FIRST PUBLICATION FROM THE PERSONAL DIARIES, PRIVATE LETTERS PAPERS AND REVEALING INTERVIEWS OF HARRY TRUMAN

by (TRUMAN, Harry) HILLMAN, William

New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, (1952). First Edition. Hardcover. Light wear to top and bottom edges of the book. Very Good in an edgeworn, Very Good dustwrapper. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in two-toned cloth and illustrated with numerous facsimiles of Truman's writing, drawings, and photographs in color and black and white. INSCRIBED by the former President as usual in the large blank margin beneath the color frontispiece photograph of Truman at his desk: "My best to Commander and Mrs. Lingo/Harry... Read more about this item
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$1,125.00
The Longfellow Birthday-Book

The Longfellow Birthday-Book

by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW (Inscribed)

Illustrated. Frontispiece. 12mo. Original pictorial cloth. Boston, 1881. First Edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Longfellow on the front flyleaf, "Fanny C. Stone with kind regards of H.W.L." [Frances Coolidge Stone was a friend of Longfellow's daughter Alice. She was the daughter of Eben F. Stone of Newburyport, MA, who served in the Massachusetts Senate in the 1850s and was a U.S. Congressman in the 1880s.]Longfellow has also signed his name on page 63 under his birthday listing for February... Read more about this item
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$1,250.00
THE WRECK OF THE THRESHER

THE WRECK OF THE THRESHER

by MEREDITH, William

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED "with great pleasure/(and at Ellen Reynold's request)/to Alice Walker" in 1964 & SIGNED by Meredith. More than likely this is the New Hampshire poet Alice Walker and not the author of THE COLOR PURPLE.
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$125.00
MARGINS. A SEQUENCE OF NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

MARGINS. A SEQUENCE OF NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

by BOOTH, Philip

New York: The Viking Press, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the top edge. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Near Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED: "Inscribed, far inland, for/William Meredith,/whose long/and generous/concern/for these poems/has been one/of the margins.../Philip Booth/April 16th/1971." With two corrections in the text, noted by Booth on the title page. An Advance Reading Copy with a letter from the editor laid in.
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$125.00
The Whispering Buddha

The Whispering Buddha

by Cowles, John Clifford (SIGNED)

Los Angeles, CA: Hollyway Publishers, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY JOHN CLIFFORD COWLES. 460 pp. Original pink cloth, decorated in gilt; pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket is worn at extremities, with small loss at spine ends.
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$250.00
BONAVENTURE. A PROSE PASTORAL OF ACADIAN LOUISIANA

BONAVENTURE. A PROSE PASTORAL OF ACADIAN LOUISIANA

by CABLE, George Washington

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Publisher's maroon cloth, lettered in orange and gilt. Cable's first work on the Arcadians (Cajuns) in the bayou country west of New Orleans. SIGNED by the author on a front blank: "Yours truly/G. W. Cable/Auburn Dec. 3, 1888" below a rather faded owner inscription dated June the same year by Shirley Snow.
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$312.50
Pipetown Sandy - Inscribed

Pipetown Sandy - Inscribed

by Sousa, John Philip

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good++. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY JOHN PHILIP SOUSA ON TITLE PAGE. Inscribed on the title page: "To / Mrs. M. A. Christensen / from / John Philip Sousa / 1908." Mrs. Christensen's name and address on the FEP. September, 1905 on copyright page. Original rust cloth, lettered in white on front panel; small octavo, 383 pages. A very good++ copy, with very light wear at extremities.
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$375.00
EVEN TIDE

EVEN TIDE

by WOIWODE, Larry

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1977). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in 1981 "for William Meredith,/in admiration of your work."
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$75.00
Shakspere (Shakespeare) Allusion Books; Part I A.D. 1592-98, Published for the New Shakspere Society

Shakspere (Shakespeare) Allusion Books; Part I A.D. 1592-98, Published for the New Shakspere Society

by Ingleby, C. M., Esq., M.A., LL.D. (Inscribed)

London: N. Trubner & Co, 1874. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. Octavo. Inscribed by the author on front wrapper, which is bound in; 12mo, 3/4 tan leather over marbled boards; 188 pages. Laid in is a copy of a letter from Humphrey Moseley, 3 pages, concerning allusions to Shakespeare. Uncut, internally very clean and bright. Bookplate of Jerry Melton. A very good + copy.
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$350.00
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.

by AYN RAND (Inscribed)

FIRST EDITION. SIGNED. PRESENTATION COPY. [#24 OF 700]Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.With Additional Articles by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan and Robert Hessen. 8vo. Original black cloth-backed green cloth, in custom made Greenbriar slipcase. The New American Library (1966). First Edition. Limited to 700 numbered copies signed by the author. This copy #24. Presentation copy inscribed by Rand on the half-title, "To . . . Cordially – Ayn Rand 4/30/75." Fine. Scarce.
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$3,500.00
Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.

Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories.

by STEIN, GERTRUDE

First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Stein on the front endpaper, dated Oct 20, 1933, shortly before she returned to America after a thirty-year absence.Small 8vo. Original printed orange wrappers in scarce publisher's slipcase, Paris: Plain Edition (1932).Wrappers and slipcase lightly soiled, o/w fine.
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$2,500.00
FELLOW FEELINGS. POEMS

FELLOW FEELINGS. POEMS

by HOWARD, Richard

New York: Atheneum, 1976. First Edition. Softcover. Foxing to top and side edges. Very Good. The issue in wraps. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the half-title page to the poet William Meredith: "For Bill/w affection/Richard."
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$100.00
OH! HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING

OH! HOW I HATE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING

by BERLIN, Irving

New York: Irving Berlin Music Corporation, (1945) but later. wraps. Near Fine. Quarto (9" x 12") in gray and green illustrated wraps; 6 pages. Vintage sheet music with words and music by Irving Berlin. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the composer on the front cover: "For Iris and Jeff/with love from/Irving Berlin/1979."
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$2,500.00
STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS OF P. T. BARNUM, INCLUDING HIS GOLDEN RULES FOR MONEY-MAKING. ILLUSTRATED AND BROUGHT UP TO 1889

STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS; OR, SIXTY YEARS' RECOLLECTIONS OF P. T. BARNUM, INCLUDING HIS GOLDEN RULES FOR MONEY-MAKING. ILLUSTRATED AND BROUGHT UP TO 1889

by BARNUM, P. T

Buffalo: Courier Company, 1889. Early Edition. Hardcover. Some foxing to preliminaries, including the inscribed page but the writing is dark and clear. About Fine. One of several editions of one of the most famous American autobiographies by one of the world's most sensational entrepreneurs. This is a special copy in a full black morocco leather publisher's presentation binding with gilt decorations on the spine and Barnum's gilt signature on the front cover, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all... Read more about this item
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$1,562.50
DOCTORS & PATIENTS

DOCTORS & PATIENTS

by (ABSE, Dannie) editor

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. INSCRIBED to the poet William Meredith and his partner and SIGNED twice on the title page
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$100.00
LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

LOST TREASURES OF EUROPE

by [AUDEN, W. H.] LA FARGE, Henry (editor)

(New York): Pantheon Books, (1946). First Edition. Hardcover. Fading to cloth. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Illustrated with 427 photographs. On the front endpaper Auden has SIGNED and INSCRIBED the book to "Herbert and Helen [Santoff]/with love/from/Wystan/Christmas 1946." Several silver print photographs of a church laid in.
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$625.00
MEMOIRS OF THE NOTORIOUS STEPHEN BURROUGHS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

MEMOIRS OF THE NOTORIOUS STEPHEN BURROUGHS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

by (FROST, Robert) BURROUGHS, Stephen

New York: MacVeagh/The Dial Press, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Cloth-backed batik boards. Account of an eighteenth century New Englander reprinted from the Albany edition of 1811, this edition with a preface by Robert Frost, his second prose appearance in a book (Crane D2). Howes B1022: "Picaresque adventures, perhaps somewhat exaggerated, of a New England rogue." This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the poet on the front endpaper: "Cornelius... Read more about this item
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$1,250.00
FIRES

FIRES

by HEYEN, William

Athens, OH: Croissant & Company, (1977). First Edition. Softcover. Fine. Printed red wraps. Copy #87 of 300. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED to the poet William Meredith in 1977 in Brockport: "For William, with admiration/ and with gratitude for/so many kindnesses/over the years--/Bill." In the original envelope addressed in Heyen's hand to Meredith.
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$125.00
LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS

LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS

by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo

Boston: Osgood, 1876. First Edition. Hardcover. The rear hinge is broken and the front hinge is ready to go with some external splitting there as well. The spine tips are frayed. Good example of one of the finest Emerson Presentation copies extant. Original terra cotta cloth. BAL 5272: Signature mark N present on page 209; Myerson A34.1.a: correct readings on page 308. Myerson also notes that "Emerson was greatly assisted in compiling this volume by James Elliot Cabot and Ellen Emerson." This copy is... Read more about this item
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$25,000.00
PITTSBURGH MEMORANDA

PITTSBURGH MEMORANDA

by LONG, Haniel

Santa Fe: Rydal Press, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Dampstaing to edges of cloth extending to endpapers and pastedowns but not to contents. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Copy #14 of 1000 numbered and SIGNED copies. Additionally INSCRIBED in Santa Fe on 25 April 1935: "To come to terms with ourselves,/with the others who live life with us,/and the Life that lives all--/and my affectionate greetings/to Ruth Anderson, as ever/HL."
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$93.80
DOROTHY Q. TOGETHER WITH A BALLAD OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY & GRANDMOTHER'S STORY OF BUNKER HILL BATTLE

DOROTHY Q. TOGETHER WITH A BALLAD OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY & GRANDMOTHER'S STORY OF BUNKER HILL BATTLE

by HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1893. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Front endpaper and blank partly detached at the top; small tear to the head of the spine. Near Fine. Howard Pyle. Decorated cloth. Illustrated with plates, drawings, head and tail-pieces by Howard Pyle. An interesting copy inscribed on the front blank: "Dear Dr. Holmes/I am going to give/this charming little edition/To my Wife/on her birthday/18th Nov. 1892/Don't you want to add, for/her, a value beyond/printing ink by a... Read more about this item
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$1,875.00
SIX CRISES

SIX CRISES

by NIXON, Richard

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. About Fine in a Very Good, bright dustwrapper with light wear. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper "To/J. M. Stuchen,/with grateful appreciation/for his generous support/in my Seventh Crisis!/Dick Nixon." An unusual inscription referring to the title and subject matter of the book and, being undated, one can only guess at which crisis Nixon is referring to. Stuchen was an industrialist and active leader in the... Read more about this item
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$937.50
Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire. (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.)

Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire. (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.)

by Carson McCullers

INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPYFirst French Edition of McCullers first book. One of 100 hors commerce copies, of a total edition of 2750 copies printed on velin blanc suedois. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Francis Ambriere from Carson McCullers."Francis Ambrière was a French author. He was selected for the Prix Goncourt in 1940, for his book Les Grandes Vacances.Soft cover. Fine. Traduit de lAnglais par Marie-Madeleine Fayet. Preface de Denis de Rougemont 8vo. Original printed wrappers.... Read more about this item
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$1,500.00