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L. A. CONFIDENTIAL

Ellroy, James

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New York: Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To: Lana -- Blood blitz. James Ellroy." Noir novel set in 1950's L.A. in which three policemen investigate a series of murders and mete out with their own brand of justice. Basis for the critically acclaimed movie of the same name starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger (who won an Oscar for her role), Danny DeVito, et al. Lana Pipes (1942 - 2017), a Fulbright Scholar, edited educational magazines. She and her husband, Frank, who died in the Air Florida flight in 1982, were major collectors in Washington D.C. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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New York: Charles L. Webster, 1893. First edition. 8vo tan cloth boards stamped in gilt, brown and black on front and gilt on spine. A bright, fine copy.

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LA COURSE DU FOU [THE DEFENSE]

(Nabokov, Vladimir), V. Nabokov-Sirine

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Paris: A. Fayard et Cie, (1934). First edition of the French translation, preceding the English translation by 30 years. Number 41 of 75 copies on "vellum" (i.e., fine textured) paper with flower on spine (vs. price). 8vo white paperwraps printed in purple and black; 320 pages, most of which are unopened. Corners gently pushed and tiny nick to fore edge title page otherwise quite bright and fine. Scarce.

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LA COURSE DU FOU [THE DEFENSE]

(Nabokov, Vladimir), V. Nabokov-Sirine

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Paris: A. Fayard et Cie, (1934). First edition of the French translation, preceding the English translation by 30 years. Trade issue with price on spine (vs. flower), preceded by a fine-paper limited issue. 8vo white paperwraps printed in purple and black; 320 pages, most of which are unopened. Good to very good with light soiling, some fraying at edges, and price rubbed out on spine.

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LA DERNIERE SÉANCE [The Last Picture Show]

McMurtry, Larry; Simon Hilling, translator

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Paris: Robert Laffont, 1972. First French edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first blank page, "For Helene/ With the author's good wishes. Were I able to write in French I'd say something more Gallic/ Larry McMurtry." Very minor wear, otherwise very good to fine in glossy pictorial paperwraps with flaps. INSCRIBED "WERE I ABLE TO WRITE IN FRENCH I'D SAY SOMETHING MORE GALLIC

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Paris: Libraire Plon, no-date [circa 1905]. Fourth edition. Illustrated with 44 photographs by the author and one folding map of Africa. 12mo pale blue paperwraps printed in black and red. Montyon Prize ["Prix Montyon"] label affixed at bottom of front cover. The Montyon Prize, which Foa won in 1897 and 1901, is awarded by the French Academy each year for a "book which during the year rendered the greatest service to humanity" (wikipedia). Few light stains to covers which are worn at edges otherwise good to very good. Interior pages near fine.

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(London): Duckworth, 1930. First edition. His third book, a travel book. Very good with dark blue cloth faded along the spine and top edge but gilt lettering stil bright. Spine ends and corners are rubbed, there's a book plate on the front endpaper, but inside is otherwise clean. Lacking dust jacket.

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LADDIE: A True Blue Story

Stratton-Porter, Gene

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Garden City: Doubleday Page, 1913. First edition. Illustrated by Herman Pfeifer with several full-color plates. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, few small fore edge stains extending to margins; otherwise very good, lacking the dust jacket.

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [circa 1947]. First edition thus, a photoplay edition with scenes from the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery on jacket panels and flaps. Crease to front cover of book (board bent then straightened) otherwise would be very good or better with bookplate on front endpaper, in good to very good dust jacket with rubbed creasing to edges, shallow chipping, rubbing and few tears, and upper portion of spine fading.

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New York: Knopf, 1943. First edition. His fourth hard-boiled mystery. Basis for the 1947 film directed by George Haight and starring Robert Montgomery and Audrey Totter. Spine ends tanned and beginning to fray otherwise very good or better in good dust jacket with some light internal staining, spine tanned and large chips at head of spine taking out first letter in title.

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LADY IN LILAC

Shane, Susannah

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1941. First edition. Advance proof issue of this Red Badge Prize Mystery in glossy pictorial paperwraps. Very good with faded and sloped spine, spine and edge rubbing, and two closed to bottom back cover.

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LADY LISA LYON

Chatwin, Bruce, Robert Mapplethorpe

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Boston: Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Co, (1996). First Miniature Edition"; the first edition was published in 1983. Tiny paperback, measuring 4 x 4.75". Introduction by Chatwin, photos by Robert Mapplethorpe. Fine in fine dust jacket.

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LAFCADIO HEARN'S AMERICAN DAYS

(Hearn, Lafcadio) Tinker, Edward Larocque

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1924. First edition. One of 150 numbered copies SIGNED by Tinker, who also designed and illustrated the volume. Although Tinker is credited as the author, this work includes the first book appearance of over 30 articles by Hearn. Cloth spine and front edges, with patterned paper boards. The boards show some minor wear on top and bottom Very good with top page edges foxed, front endpaper removed and cloth edges lightly rubbed. Assume issued without dust jacket.

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New York: McGraw-Hill, (1973). First edition. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. A tale of "loopholes" in the welfare system. Fine in near fine dust jacket.

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LANDSCAPE and SILENCE

Pinter, Harold

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London: Methuen & Co Ltd, (1969). First edition. Fine in about very good, price-clipped dust jacket with edgewear and chips on corners and spine ends.

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LANGUAGE

Spicer, Jack

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San Francisco: White Rabbit Press, (1970). Second printing. Sticker shadow on rear cover and spine a little tanned, otherwise near fine in pale green paperwraps.

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THE LAST BOOK OF WONDER

Dunsany, Lord

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Boston: John W. Luce & Company, 1916. S. H. Sime.. First edition. Illustrated by S. H. Sime. About very good with spine showing wear but boards in nice shape, ink notation on front endpaper offset to pastedown, and some darkening of pages edges. Lacking dust jacket.

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THE LAST CAROUSEL

Algren, Nelson

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New York: Putnam's Sons, (1973). First edition of this collection of stories. INSCRIBED by Algren (covering the full front endpaper), "with best wishes to Jeen" followed by one of his signature cat drawings, signed and dated June 1978, and colored with light blue and yellow streaks and whirls. Two small cigarette burns to back cover, otherwise bright and fine in near fine dustwrapper with only light rubbing to spine ends and corners.

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THE LAST CONSERVATIVE

Jeffers, Robinson

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Poltroon Press, 1977. Folio broadside printed on handmade paper and embossed with an image of Jeffers. No. 32/100 copies. Fine.

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New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Lane / Lee Smith 12/12/91." Crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket with the barest wear. Provenance: from the estate of Lana Pipes. Lana and her husband, Lane, were prominent Washington-area collectors. HER FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED

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