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Biblio has many examples of classic literature, and from the poetry of William Yeats to the Lord of the Rings, there are plenty of rare and antique books to choose from featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare classic literature in the Biblio Rare Book Room are deluxe or first editions that are signed by the author, and others come complete with fantastic illustrations and fore edge paintings. There is something for everyone in the rare classic literature section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.

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Lillabulero: Being a Periodical of Literature and the Arts. Volume 1, Number 2.
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Lillabulero: Being a Periodical of Literature and the Arts. Volume 1, Number 2.

by BANKS, Russell and William Matthews, Editors. Signed by Russell Banks

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  • very good
  • Paperback
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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First edition / First printing.
Binding
Paperback
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Edmonds, Washington
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Chapel Hill: Lillabulero, Spring 1967. Signed by Russell Banks on title page. First edition / First printing. Stapled blue wrappers. Very good. Sunning and light wear to covers, short tear to top front cover, no loss. Includes Portfolio 2: The Shaker Dove, by Daniel Patterson inserted into a sleeve on inside rear cover. Also includes William Faulkner: a Story and Five Poems. Poetry by Lucius Shepard, Dabney Stuart, etc.
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McElligot’s Pool
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McElligot’s Pool

by Dr Seuss

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine/VG
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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LOrignal, Ontario
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Random House, New York, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/VG. 11 1/4 H x 8 1/ 4 W x 1/4 inch. NON SMOKING STORE. My listing includes PHOTO OF ACTUAL BOOK for sale. Book Interior NEAR FINE/ Covers Very Good Plus/ Dust Jacket Very Good. Three line Copyright notice on back of title page. Boards and spine are green cloth, spine is printed, cover and spine lettering in dark green, front cover has title, author and leaping fish in black embossed, fish is smiling with what looks to be his mouth shut, on ffep fish is leaping with mouth open. Dust jacket is blue, lettering red/black, full colour pictorial front which wraps around on spine with balance of pictorial on back as well as a white ball with text. Dust jacket is price clipped in a small triangle, has a bit of age darkening on flap folds, spine does not seem to be sunned, dj has no rips but has 5 chips out of all edges biggest is 1/4 W x 1/4 inch H, has various small creases on both flap folds and each side of dj spine, front back and… Read More
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My Life As A Fake.
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My Life As A Fake.

by CAREY, Peter

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Edmonds, Washington
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Sydney, Australia: Alfred A. Knopf Australia, 2003. Signed and dated by the author at publication, with publisher's promotional postcard laid in. First edition / First printing. White paper-covered boards with ribbon marker bound in. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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The Old Gringo.
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The Old Gringo.

by FUENTES, Carlos. Translated by Margaret Sayers Penden

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
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Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Edmonds, Washington
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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985. Signed on the half-title page by the author. First U.S. edition / First printing. White cloth spine, burnt orange paper-covered boards. Fine in fine dust jacket. In a Paris Review interview (1981) Fuentes talked about a new novella which he was writing in English. That book was Old Gringo. I asked him about it in 1995. He said it was written in English, then translated and rewritten in Spanish (because he felt more comfortable in his native tongue). The English translation was then done in collaboration with Margaret Sayers Penden.
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Water Music.
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Water Music.

by BOYLE, T. Coraghessan. [T. C. Boyle]

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
As New
Edition
First British edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Edmonds, Washington
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London: Victor Gollancz, 1982. Signed on the title page by the author. First British edition / First printing. Red paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Author's first novel.
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Warlight.
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Warlight.

by ONDAATJE, Michael

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  • as new
  • Hardcover
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  • first
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As New
Edition
First U.S. edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Edmonds, Washington
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. Signed on the title page by Michael Ondaatje. First U.S. edition / First printing. Black paper spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Warlight was Nominated for the 2018 Booker Prize. The English Patient recently Won the Golden Booker Prize.
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin

by Brooks, Walter R.

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Borzoi Book
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Freddy And The Clockwork Twin. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. Copyright 1937. A Borzoi Book. Doesn't state 1st. USED. From private owner. Bright Yellow Gibraltar Binding. Good+ Condition/ No DJ included. A clean, bright solid copy.
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 A Picture for Harold's Room: Another Adventure with the Purple Crayon
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 A Picture for Harold's Room: Another Adventure with the Purple Crayon

by Johnson, Crockett

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good+
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Johnson, Crockett. A Picture For Harold's Room, A Purple Crayon Adventure. USED. Harper Crest Library bound but from private owners. First Edition, Harper and Brothers 1960. Used. Good Plus Condition/ No Dust Jacket. Rare/scarce. A nice find!
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Pylon (Stated 2nd Issue, 2nd Printing Thus)
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Pylon (Stated 2nd Issue, 2nd Printing Thus)

by Faulkner, William

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good-
Edition
Stated 2nd Issue
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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WILLIAM FAULKNER! Stated Second Issue, 2nd Printing Thus. NOBEL PRIZE WINNER. Faulkner, William: PYLON. Stated 2nd Issue, 2nd Printing 1935, Smith & Haas, NY. RARE IN THE ORIGINAL BLUE DUST JACKET. RARE SASCHA MAURER COVER ART. ART DECO. Used. Very Good-/ Very Good- Blue cloth, \ The second printing (stated). In second issue dust jacket (blank rear panel and flap. Faulkner's tale of the exciting, dangerous, and short-lived, sport of airplane "barnstorming". Set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Original source material for the 1958 film "Tarnished Angels" Starring Rock Hudson, Dorothy Malone, Robert Stack, and Jack Carson and directed by Douglas Sirk (born Hans Detlef Sierck; 26 April 1897 – 14 January 1987)."
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Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi.
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Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi.

by HOPEWELL, Menra

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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COLUMBIA, Missouri
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1874 Missouri & Mississippi Legends INDIANS Negro Murder Native American Tales

Hopewell's book "Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi" is written in a dime novel style as a work of twisted fact and fiction. Hopewell writes on river legends, stories of Indians, Peter Griffin the hunter, Pere Marquette, Hernando De Soto, Negro murders, Blackbird, Pontiac the chief of the Ottawas, Bernard Guillet the first settler of St. Charles Missouri, Jack Pierce, and much more!

This undated edition of "Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi" features 4 full-page plates!
Item number: #12649
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HOPEWELL, Menra
Legends of the Missouri and Mississippi.
London, Ward, Lock and Tyler [1874].

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Collation: Complete with all pages
o vi, 506
o 4 illustrations
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References: Howes H 628; Graff 1948;
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Language: English
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Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
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Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)
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Quite scarce
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The Fabulous Beasts.
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The Fabulous Beasts.

by OATES, Joyce Carol. Illustrated by A. G. Smith.

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  • Hardcover
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As New
Edition
First edition / First printing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Edmonds, Washington
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1975. Signed by the author on the title page. First edition / First printing. Orange boards. Very fine in near fine dust jacket.
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MILO WINTER DUST JACKET: AESOP FOR CHILDREN
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MILO WINTER DUST JACKET: AESOP FOR CHILDREN

by Aesop; Milo Winter (Illustrator)

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Condition
Used - No Book Included
Edition
First Edition
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Salem, Oregon
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DUST JACKET ONLY. NO BOOK IS INCLUDED The Aesop For Children Rand McNally & Company copyright 1919. MILO WINTER 27 X 11 7/8 Orange/Red First Edition unclipped DUST JACKET ONLY. This dust jacket (fits a volume 9 3/4 X 11 7/8) Original price $2.00. USED. Good condition.
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The Shining
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The Shining

by King, Stephen

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Las Vegas , Nevada
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1977. First printing of the stated first edition, first issue with the publisher's code "R49" printed in the gutter of p. 447; in original first issue dust jacket. Basis for the 1980 Stanley Kubrick adaptation starring Jack Nicholson. Book with light rubbing to spine ends and a tiny crimp to the bottom front corner, else in fine condition; dust jacket with faint toning to spine and flap margins, faint crimping to upper spine end, very faint crease to upper front corner, and light wear to extremities, primarily at the edge of bottom spine, else fine. an exceptional copy indeed.
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Journal Scrap Book of western author EUGENE MANLOVE RHODES.
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Journal Scrap Book of western author EUGENE MANLOVE RHODES.

by Rhodes, Eugene Manlove

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Condition
Used - Collectible-Good/NO DUSTJACKET
Binding
Hardcover
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Owego, New York
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Collectible-Good/NO DUSTJACKET. Hardcover. 152 pages of pencil notes! A mention of West is West. 2 "EMR" initials and a few paste in clippings. The book is actually a dummy of Mary Roberts Rinehart's The Breaking Point. . 8vo. .
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Gone With the Wind
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Gone With the Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used
Edition
Second Printing of First Edition June 1936
Binding
Hardcover
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Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
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This vintage volume of Gone With the Wind is from the second printing of the first edition. There is no dust jacket and it remains as a hardcover, original gray cloth. Mitchell's classic was first printed in May and the first two printings are both uncommon and collectible. There is also the inscription of a former owner on the front inside cover. The book is otherwise unmarked.
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