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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Hemingway, Ernest

New York: Chas. Scribner's Sons, 1940. Cloth. Spine somewhat rubbed and darkened, a bit tanned and a trifle shaken, but a sound copy. Later printing of the first edition (without the 'A'). Inscribed by Hemingway on the half- title: "To Max Showalter with...

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$5,500.00


AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME HISTORIC FACTS CONCERNING THE BEGINNING EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT AND POPULARITY OF BASE BALL WITH PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF ITS VICISSITUDES, ITS VICTORIES AND ITS VOTARIES by [Baseball]: Spalding, A.G

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. xix,[1],[1]-542pp. Thick octavo. Bright blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt, and with gilt depiction of Uncle Sam at bat on the upper cover. Portrait, frontis, illustrations, photographs and plates (som...

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$2,750.00


WHEN WE WERE VERY YOUNG [ with:] WINNIE-THE- POOH [with:] NOW WE ARE SIX [with:] THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER by Milne, A.A

London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1928. Four volumes. Gilt decorated cloth, t.e.g. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First trade editions of the constituent volumes of Milne's durable chronicle of the adventures of Christopher Robin, with the circle widening t...

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$12,500.00


[Title in Greek] ... EURIPIDIS TRAGŒDIÆ SEPTENDECIM, EX QUIB QUÆDAM HABENT COMMENTARIA ... by Euripides

Venetiis: Apvd Aldvm, 1503. Two volumes bound in one. [268;190] leaves. Thick octavo (165 x 98 mm). Full red morocco, spine heavily gilt extra, gilt Aldine anchor device on each board, a.e.g. (unsigned). Italic (preface) and Greek letter. Aldine anchor d...

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$40,000.00


THE JAPANESE PRINT AN INTERPRETATION by Wright, Frank Lloyd

Chicago: The Ralph Fletcher Seymour Co., 1912. Tan Japanese paper over boards, lettered in dark blue, with abstract Crane device stamped in olive green. Fibrous Japanese paper endsheets. Neatly rebacked in tan paper board. Boards slightly smudged and lig...

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$5,850.00


[Autograph Letter, Signed "Mark," to Richard Watson Gilder] by Clemens, Samuel L

Kaltenleutgeben, near Vienna., 1898. 3 1/3 pages, in ink, on rectos and versos of two octavo lettersheets. Modest tanning, old folds from mailing, slightly weak at one fold, one word slightly smudged below baseline, otherwise very good. To "Dear Gilder,"...

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$4,750.00


TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE by Poe, Edgar Allan

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1840. Two volumes. 243,[1];iv,[4],[5]-228pp. 12mo. Original publisher's plum muslin, printed spine labels. Spines sunned and labels a bit rubbed, small nick at fore-edge of lower board of vol. II, loss (8mm at its deepest...

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$35,000.00


WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Sendak, Maurice

[ New York]: Harper & Row, 1964. Oblong small quarto. Pictorial cloth (the library binding). Illustrated throughout in color. Some dustsoiling along the extreme edges of the binding and fold-ins, otherwise a good copy in torn and mended later dust jacket...

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$400.00


NEIGHBOURS by Kipling, Rudyard

Garden City: Doubleday, 1932. Cream wrappers, printed in green. About fine. First edition of this poem. One of 75 copies printed for copyright purposes, and preceding the UK printing. RICHARDS A401. STEWART 597....

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$150.00


VOODOO FIRE IN HAITI by Loederer, Richard

New York: The Literary Guild, 1935. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Illustrated throughout by the author. Cloth a bit hand- smudged, but very good in bright, probably supplied pictorial dust jacket. Literary Guild printing of the American edition, printed from...

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$450.00


[Autograph Letter, Signed ("Mark"), to James R. Osgood] by Clemens, Samuel L

Hartford, 1875. One page, in ink, on octavo ruled lettersheet. Folded for mailing, else very good or better. To James R. Osgood, then principal of James R. Osgood & Company, and later publisher of THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER, and other titles by Clemens an...

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$3,750.00


ULYSSES by Joyce, James

Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. Oblong octavo. Original blue wrappers. Extremities somewhat shelfworn, with small sliver loss at crown of lower joint, a few creases to spine, otherwise a very good copy. Half morocco folding slipcase, with inner clo...

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$10,000.00


FARM BALLADS by Carleton, Will

New York: Harper & Bros., 1873. Large octavo. Terracotta cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and ruled in black. Frontis, plates and illustrations. Minor edge rubbing, clipping of Carleton poem ("Uncle Nate's Funeral") affixed to verso of one plate. som...

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$150.00


THE LITTLE PRINCE by Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Small quarto. Salmon-brown cloth with pictorial vignette. Illustrated by the author. Top edge a bit foxed, front free endsheet has an old, soft vertical crease and a couple of minor finger smudges, but a very good or b...

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$1,750.00


[Title in Greek:] SOPHOCLIS TRAGAEDIAE SEPTEM CVM COMMENTARIIS by Sophocles

[Venetiis: in Aldi Romani Academia mense, 1502. [196] leaves. Octavo. Full 19th century straight grain red morocco, elaborately gilt extra, a.e.g. Greek letter. Aldine anchor on verso of terminal leaf. Bookplate of Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton (17...

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$30,000.00


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