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The Soft Machine by BURROUGHS, William S

Paris: Olympia. (1961). The true first edition, published in Paris by Maurice Girodias' press five years before it came out in the U.S. This copy is inscribed by Burroughs: "For Bob Jackson/ all the best/ William Burroughs/ for Brion Gysin." Gysin designe…

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$1750.00


The Cave at Altamira at Santillana del Mar, Spain by BREUIL, Henri and OBERMAIER, Hugo

Madrid: Tipografia de Archivos. 1935. An elaborate volume on the prehistoric cave paintings of Altamira, updating a 1906 edition by Breuil and Emile Cartailhac. Large quarto with 52 plates, both black & white photographs and full color plates reproducing …

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$2500.00


Verbannte [Exiles] [Inscribed Association Copy] by JOYCE, James

Zurich: Rascher & Cie.. 1919. The first German edition of Joyce's play Exiles and the first of his works to be published in translation in any language. One of 600 copies printed: Joyce was living in Zurich at the time and he paid for the publication of t…

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$10000.00


Pipe Night by O'HARA, John

NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (1945). An uncommon book by the author of Butterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, among others. Inscribed by the author to WEAF radio personality Mary Margaret McBride in the year of publication: "To Mary Margaret/ and how a…

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$1250.00


Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by BURROUGHS, William S. as "William Lee

NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs: "To Bob Jackson/ William S Burroughs/ for William Lee/ April 12, 1984." Junkie was a straightforwa…

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$2500.00


Small Archive Related to Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by CHURCH, Francis P

(various): (various). (1956, 1968). In 1897, eight year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, asking, in part, "Papa says, 'If you see it in The Sun it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" The reply o…

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$2000.00


Original Drawing for Tornado Alley [For a Book by William Burroughs] by (BURROUGHS, William). WILSON, S. Clay

1988. An original drawing by Wilson for Burroughs' 1989 book Tornado Alley. This image was included in the exhibition "Ports of Entry: William Burroughs and the Arts" that was mounted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1996, and it is reproduced o…

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$7500.00


The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by KING, Stephen

(NY): Scribner. (1999). A novel in which a lost girl channels the strengths (at the time) of Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Tom Gordon for comfort. Signed by King. With the bookplate of horror writer Stanley Wiater on the front pastedown; fine in a fine du…

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$1000.00


Junkie. Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict by BURROUGHS, William S. as "William Lee

NY: Ace. (1953). Burroughs' pseudonymous first book, a paperback original bound back-to-back with Maurice Helbrant's Narcotic Agent. Inscribed by Burroughs in 1995: "For Charles Chambers [in pencil, and then in ink:]/ All best, William S Burroughs/ June 9…

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$3000.00


Basil Seal Rides Again by WAUGH, Evelyn

London: Chapman & Hall. 1963. Frontispiece illustration by Kathleen Hale. Number 45 of 750 numbered copies signed by the author. Faint handling to boards; very near fine without the glassine dustwrapper. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are firs…

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$500.00


I Was an Adventuress by O'HARA, John

Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox. 1940. The revised shooting final screenplay, dated December 15, 1939, although with 24 pages of colored inserts dating from January and February, 1940. Machine stamped "copy #1," belonging to the producer Darryl F. Zanuck. T…

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$2000.00


The Cider House Rules [Early Screenplay, Signed by Irving] by IRVING, John

(n.p.): Garp Enterprises/Radio-Telegraphic Company. 1991. A very early draft of the screenplay that won Irving an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, based on his sixth novel. Signed by Irving. This is the earliest copy of the script we have seen: …

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$3500.00


Abstract: Destroyed Building by CUMMINGS, E.E

Watercolor. 10-1/2" x 14-1/2". No date. No Binding. …

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$4000.00


Galley Sheets for VALIS by DICK, Philip K

1980. Long galley sheets for Dick's novel VALIS (Vast Active Living Intelligence System), a 1981 paperback original. The VALIS galley sheets are dated 6-23-80: approximately 68 sheets of 25" in length, age-toned with minimal edge wear, in a custom folding…

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$8000.00


Correspondence by VELIKOVSKY, Immanuel

1951, 1952, 1970. One typed letter signed, one autograph letter signed, and one autograph postcard signed by the controversial author of Worlds in Collision, Earth in Upheaval, and others. Velikovsky's books suggested that Earth's history was defined more…

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$1750.00


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