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Him With His Foot in His Mouth by Bellow, Saul

New York: Harper & Row, 1984 First printing of the stated first edition. Signed by Saul Bellow directly on the front-free endpaper. Faint toning to endpapers, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with a faint crease to upper spine, else fine. A lo…

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$200.00


Laughing Whitefish by Traver, Robert [John D. Voelker]

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965 First printing of the stated first edition. Signed association copy, inscribed and signed by Robert Traver for Bob Cromie, a former book editor of the Chicago Tribune and host of two award-winning television shows, "Book…

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$350.00


Paintings by McCartney, Paul

New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2000 First printing of the first American edition. Signed by Paul McCartney directly on the half-title page. Light shelf wear else book and dust jacket in fine condition.…

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$2,550.00


Winter Trees by Plath, Sylvia

London: Faber and Faber, 1971 First Printing Of The First British Edition, With Promotional Material From The Poetry Book Society Laid-In. Book And Dust Jacket In Fine Condition.…

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$250.00


The Waste Land by Eliot, T. S. [Thomas Stearns]

New York: Boni and Liveright, 1922 First printing, first edition, first issue, limited to approximately 500 copies, this being number 372, penned (perhaps the publisher's copy) on the colophon page, original flexible black cloth, lettered in gilt on f…

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$5,500.00


Naked Lunch by Burroughs, William

New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1959 First Printing of the First Edition, First Issue, with no roman numeral on lower spine near back panel; in first state dustjacket, with the $6.00 price in upper corner of inside front flap, no zip code listed on back cove…

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$1,950.00


Sea Leaves by Zingsheim, Crystal

Portland, Oregon: Zingsheim Illuminations, 2010 First Printing of the First Edition of author's first book. Limited edition, 1 of 33 copies, this being number 1. Decorated stiff paper covers, unpaginated, 9pp. Signed and numbered by Crystal Zingsheim.…

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$1,500.00


Imperial Earth by Clarke, Arthur C. [Robert Bloch -- Signed Association Copy]

New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanavich, 1976 First printing of the stated first edition, with the correct letter code listed on the copyright page. A scarce, signed association copy from Arthur C. Clark to Robert Bloch (Psycho): Signed twice by Clarke, on t…

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$2,500.00


English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama: The Completion of the Clark Lectures Trinity College, Cambridge 1944 by Lewis, C. S.; Bonamy Dobree, Norman Davis, and F. P. Wilson [Editors]

New York / Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1954 First printing of the first American edition, 669pp, with index. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with faint toning to spine and cover margins and a trace of edge wear, else fine.…

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$175.00


Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas by Angelou, Maya

New York: Random House, 1976 First printing of the stated first edition. Book in fine condition; dust jacket with a short closed tear to upper front cover, a short closed tear to upper back cover, a short crease to upper corner of back flap, light creasin…

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$150.00


Steve Carlton: Star Southpaw by Ward, Martha Eads

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975 First printing of the first edition. Putnam's Sports Shelf Biography series. On September 15, 1969, Steve Carlton, struck out 19 New York Mets, setting the all-time record at that time for strikeouts in a nine i…

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$125.00


The Fools Progress: An Honest Novel by Abbey, Edward

New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1988 First printing of the first edition, in first issue dust jacket. Signed by Edward Abbey directly on the front free end-paper. Book with faint age-toning to page margins, else in fine condition; dust jacket with lig…

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$350.00


The Road to Wigan Pier by Orwell, George [Eric Arthur Blair]

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958 First printing of the stated first American edition, illustrated with 32 pages of photographs. The book is in fine condition with minimal wear; dust jacket with a closed tear/crease to bottom back cover, a diago…

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$375.00


Angle of Repose by Stegner, Wallace

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1971 First printing of the stated first edition, in first state dust jacket with original price of $7.95 and "A.O.R." listed directly above price and no mention of pulitzer prize. Faint toning to p…

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$1,200.00


Independence Day by Ford, Richard

London : The Harvill Press, 1995 First printing of the first British edition. Signed by Richard Ford directly on the title page. The first novel to have won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; the sequel to the much loved The Sportswriter.…

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$200.00


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