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Bambi: A Life in the Woods. by Salten, Felix

New York:: Simon and Schuster, 1928. Using the pseudonym Felix Salten, journalist Siegmund Salzmann wrote several anthropomorphic animal tales, including the novel Bambi This story of life in the forest is written with integrity, emotion and great skill …

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$1500.00


On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. by Darwin, Charles

London: John Murray, 1892. Sixth edition, one of 2,000 copies of "certainly the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). Octavo, bound in original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom full morocco cla…

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$2750.00


The Catcher In The Rye. by Salinger, J.D

Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1951. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a bright fine dust jacket without the usual tanning to the spine and without any chips or tears, bookplate. The dust jacket is the cor…

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$38000.00


The Godfather. by Puzo, Mario

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition of Puzo's definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. Octavo, original half black cloth. Signed by both Mario Puzo on the the front free endpaper and additionally signed on the front free endpaper by d…

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$15000.00


Gravity’s Rainbow. by Pynchon, Thomas

New York: The Viking Press, 1973. …

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$42000.00


Gone With the Wind. by Mitchell, Margaret

New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition of the author's classic novel. First printing, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt ruled to the front an…

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$2750.00


The Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Saga:] A Game of Thrones; A Clash of Kings; A Storm of Swords; A Feast for Crows; A Dance with Dragons. by Martin, George R.R

New York: Bantam, 1996-2011. First editions of each of the five volumes in the author's acclaimed Game of Thrones series. Octavo, five volumes, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers. Each volume is signed by the author, George R.R. Martin on the ti…

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$6000.00


Stoner. by Williams, John

New York: The Viking Press, 1965. First edition of the author's classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Bob and Margaret, with much love- John Williams Christmas, 1970 …

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$6500.00


Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings. by Silverstein, Shel

New York: Harper & Row, 1974. First edition, early printing of the author's first collection of children's poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Fre…

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$5500.00


Chuck Yeager Signed Bell X-1 Speed of Sound Auto Rocket. by Yeager, Chuck

Model of the Bell X-1, boldly signed by pilot Chuck Yeager. The piece measures 14 inches in length, 10 inches in height and 11 inches in width. In near fine condition. …

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$2500.00


The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Fore-Edge Painting of New Bridge and Broomielaw, Glasgow. [Fore-Edge Painting]. by Burns, Robert

London: Frederick Warne and Company. The earliest fore-edge paintings date possibly as far back as the 10th century; these earliest paintings were symbolic designs. Early English fore-edge paintings, believed to date to the 14th century, presented herald…

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$1200.00


The California and Oregon Trail. by Parkman, Francis

New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missou…

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$5500.00


The Winning of the West: The Daniel Boone Edition. by Roosevelt, Theodore

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Limited edition, number 72 of 200 copies of the manuscript edition of The Winning of the West. Quarto, 4 volumes, bound in full publisher's morocco, gilt titles to the spine, gilt tooling to the front and rear pan…

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$16500.00


Paul McCartney Signed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP. by McCartney, Paul. [The Beatles]

Hollywood: Capitol Records, 1967. Rare Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, boldly signed by Paul McCartney, one of the most-admired and influential lyricists of the twentieth century. Quarto, signed by Paul McCartney on the front panel. Recording p…

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$6000.00


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