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CHILDREN OF DUNE by Herbert, Frank (1920-86)

New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Frank Herbert to Portland, Oregon bookseller Chuck Garvin on the title page. Garvin and his partner, Jeff Levin, opened a book shop on Burnside Street…

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$6500.00


TEMERAIRE: His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory by Novik, Naomi

Burton, Michigan: Subterranean Press, 2008. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Each volume is limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Naomi Novik. All are additionally signed by artist Dominic Harman, who created the dust jacket illustrations. The …

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$1000.00


WATERSHIP DOWN by Adams, Richard

New York: Macmillan, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. First American Edition, first printing in the second issue dust jacket. Signed and dated by Richard Adams on the title page. The endearing tale of a band of wild rabbits strugglin…

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$1250.00


CONCERT PHOTOS AND FOOTAGE OF LOS ANGELES HARDCORE PUNK OUTFIT MAD PARADE by [Punk - Hardcore]

Very good. A collection of concert photographs, video cassette recordings, and other items associated with Mad Parade, a stalwart hardcore punk outfit from Los Angeles. The material was assembled by the band's drummer, Mike Sosa, who has also played wit…

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$2000.00


PLAY THE PIANO DRUNK LIKE A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT UNTIL THE FINGERS BEGIN TO BLEED A BIT by Bukowski, Charles

Santa Barbara, California: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. This is Number 82 of 100 copies handbound in boards by Earle Gray, signed by Bukowski, and accompanied by an original silk screen print by the poet. Quintessential Buk…

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$1250.00


A CHOICE OF WEAPONS by Parks, Gordon

New York: Harper & Row, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Parks (1912-2006), the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker, was 16 in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother…

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$150.00


HELL HOUSE by Matheson, Richard

New York: The Viking Press, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing. Signed by Richard Matheson on the title page. No less an authority than Stephen King called this "the scariest haunted house novel ever written." It se…

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$1000.00


WHY ENGLAND SLEPT

New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Good. An advance copy of the author's first book, with a printed presentation card from the publisher laid in. The published version of a thesis written by future U.S. President John…

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$2000.00


THE LEGACY OF ASIA AND WESTERN MAN: A Study of the Middle Way by Watts, Alan

London: John Murray, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. From the library of renowned Sanskrit scholar and orientalist Judith M. Tyberg (1902-80), with her signed bookplate to the front flyleaf, largely covering another bookplate. In 1951, Tyberg was …

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$1000.00


POHNPEI, FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA, LAST WILL & TESTAMENT by [Oceania]

English-language manuscript document rendered in brown gall ink on a light blue sheet (15 1/8" x 12 5/8") with a period embossed stamp along the bottom edge. Folded variously in sixths or eighths. Minor oxidation, with a few ink smudges; otherwise very g…

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$25000.00


THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES by Bradbury, Ray

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. A high spot in modern American literature, this collection of 26 interwoven short stories tells the tale of repeated attempts by humans, who are accomp…

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$1500.00


THE ADVENTURES OF STICKEEN IN LOWER CALIFORNIA, 1874: Edited by Anna Marie Hager

Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Limited to 500 copies printed by Grant Dahlstrom at the Castle Press, Pasadena. This is Anna Marie Hager's copy, inscribed to her by series editors Ed Carpenter and Glen Dawson,…

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$100.00


GOSTA BERLING: Roman Traduit du Suedois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger by Lagerlof, Selma

Stockholm: C.E. Fritze, 1937. Hardcover. Near fine. This is No. IX of 20 copies printed on Antique Verge chamois paper and signed by Lagerlof, with an engraved portrait of the author signed by artist Axel Fridell. The total edition was 220 numbered copi…

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$1500.00


DOCUMENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FAMILY OF FRONTIERSMAN DANIEL BOONE by [Americana - Daniel Boone]

A group of property and other legal documents connected to the family of Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the frontiersman whose exploits made him one of America's first folk heroes. The earliest dates to 1779 and is associated with Squire Boone's Station, one …

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$4000.00


MODERN AMERICAN DRINKS: How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks

New York: The Merriam Company, 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The first edition of this important early cocktail book, with dozens of recipes for previously unrecorded drinks, among them the Old-Fashioned, the Widow's Kiss, and Kappeler's ow…

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$2500.00


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