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Thurmond-Holmes Lynching: Real-photo postcard, titled "San Jose, Calif. Nov. 26 - 1933 11:25 P.M. by (Lynching)

[N.p.], 1933. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Fine. 1 vols. 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Photo of California's Last Lynching, 1933. On Nov 9, 1933, 22-year old Brooke Hart was kidnapped and held for $40,000 ransom. A massive manhunt led to Thomas Harold Thurmond...

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$1,000.00


[Idyllia] [and other texts] by Theocritus; Hesiod

[Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1495. First Aldine edition, and the first complete edition of Theocritus (printing 12 of the 30 Idylls here for the first time); the first edition of HESIOD'S THEOGONY; second edition of his WORKS AND DAYS; and first editions of ...

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$65,000.00


Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1914. First edition, first state, with printer's name set in two lines of Old English type. [viii], 401 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's crimson cloth, first state of the binding, without acorn device on spine. Slight loss to spin...

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$4,500.00


Gone with the Wind by Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page; first issue dust jacket. 1037 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original gray cloth lettered in blue. Minor shelf wear, else a fine, tight copy, in a very good first-issue dust ja...

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$12,000.00


Pablo Escobar Gaviria en Caricaturas 1983-1991 by (DRUGS) Escobar, Pablo

[Medellin, Colombia, 1992. Numerous plates reproducing political cartoons and photographs and drawings of Escobar (4 of them in color). [2]-377, [1] ll., printed rectos only. 4to. Original calf with facsimile signature and fingerprint in gilt. Minor foxi...

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$10,000.00


The Story of Little Black Sambo by Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. 16mo. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Contemporary owner's signatur...

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$6,000.00


The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. First American edition, published shortly after the English edition. The text is in the First Issue with at p. 96 dove and p. 130. 316pp. November 1855 ads. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth. Nice copy. First American ...

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$1,000.00


Tarzan of the Apes by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1914. Reprint. [viii], 392 pp. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, titled in black. Spine faded and worn, with top 1-1/2 inch section separated along front joint, front lower tip worn, wear to lower margin of pp. 119-120. Reprint. [v...

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$7,500.00


The Second Jungle Book by Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Century, 1899. Later printing. With decorations by J. Lockwood Kipling. 324 pp. Printed by the DeVinne Press. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black with elephant on front cover and lion on rear cover. Near fine. Later printing...

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$9,500.00


Middle Passage" slave shackles by (SLAVERY)

1800. Wrought iron, two semicircular wrist pieces (approx. 4 inch in diameter) attached to an 11-inch long bar. Oxidization consistent with age and material. Wrought iron, two semicircular wrist pieces (approx. 4 inch in diameter) attached to an 11-inch...

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$2,500.00


The Starlight Creek Angling Society by (Meadow Run Press) Middleton, Harry

[Stone Harbor, NJ]: Meadow Run Press, 1992. First edition, one of 500 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. Illustrations by Peter Corbin. [viii], 57, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original black cloth, gilt and blind lettered. As new in publisher's...

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$1,500.00


The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale by [Goldsmith, Oliver]

Salisbury: B. Collins for F. Newbery, London, 1766. First edition, with no catchword on page 213 in vol. I; correct catchword "him" on page 39 and page 159 correctly numbered in vol. II. [4], 214, [2 blank]; [2], 223 pp. 1 vols. 12mo (17 x 9.5 cm). Conte...

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$4,500.00


Twice-Told Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: American Stationers Co., John B. Russell, 1837. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, title stamped in gilt to spine. Light wear and st...

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$5,000.00


The Salmon Fly. [With:] Tips by Kelson, George M

London: The Author, 1901. First Editions. With 8 plates of hand-colored flies in the first title. 2 vols. 4to. Original purple cloth over bevelled boards. Some spotting to upper covers of first volume, else fine; second volume fine. Laid into a black qua...

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$2,750.00


The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, Ernest

London: Jonathan Cape Thirty Bedford Square, 1958. Reprint. 127 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pale blue cloth. Fine in fine pictorial dust jacket. Reprint. 127 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed on flyleaf: "To Solange Doernie/ With all best wishes/ Ernest Hemingway ...

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$6,000.00


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