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The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
1 The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.
San Francisco: A. Roman & Co, The first six annual volumes. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, gilt titles and logo on spine. Each volume 550-600 pp. First appearance of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, as well as early contributions by Mark Twain and tales and poems by California Bohemian founders Charles Warren Stoddard and Ina Coolbrith. Among the tales and articles in this short run are Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Ambrose Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," Mark Twain is represented by four travel logs that ultimately formed the basis for A Tramp Abroad. Numerous works by Stoddard and Coolbrith. NOTE: Volume 2 is not hard-bound; it is bound in original green printed wrappers with black buckram spine and in fair condition only: moderate wear, hand-printed paper label attached to spine, moderate edgewear with ¼ cut at lower of back wrapper; internally very good as with other volumes.. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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The Trusty Knaves. INSCRIBED COPY WITH SCARCE D/W AND ERRATA SHEET
2 The Trusty Knaves. INSCRIBED COPY WITH SCARCE D/W AND ERRATA SHEET
Ny: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1933. 1st ed. Inscribed copy with the scarce dustjacket and publisher’s errata sheet! 8vo, beige cloth, tight and square binding with sharp corners, Very good-near fine; soiling to top edge, a few spots on fore-edge. Internally clean and tight. D/W not price-clipped [$2.00], but spine darkened and chipped at top of spine; also upper right front corner; light wear along folds. Inscribed on FEP by Rhodes with a quotation from one of his tales to Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell. Rhodes wrote the inscription “in trust for....” It is later completed by Crussell to his son Ernest. On the verso of the FEP, Crussell notes in ink that when he was visiting Rhodes, he thought it “would be a neat trick” to present the author with a copy of his own book. “This he would not listen to and inscribed the book so that I might give it to some other body. He forgot however to sign his name…so I have corrected the oversight by pasting in his signature cut from one of his letters.” This copy also has the rare errata sheet bound between the FEP and half-title page.. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Dei Kleine Seehjungfrau, (Wulfing, Sulamith) Anderson, Hans Christian
3 (Wulfing, Sulamith) Anderson, Hans ChristianDei Kleine Seehjungfrau
Wuppertal-Elberfeld: Sulamith Wulfing, 1953. 1st ed. Self-published by Wulfing in 1953. Limited printing and now scarce. German text. The suite of illustrations consists of 8 color images and 8 monotone illustrations. Bound in gold-stamped cardboard cover. Interior is clean and bright; light surface wear and light age-toning to covers; a 1/4" spot on back cover.. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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A Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff), Aesop
4 AesopA Selection of Aesop's Fables (translated by Boris Artzybasheff)
Chamberlain Press, 1984. boards, 5"x6. A selection of fables illustrated with colored wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain and translated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited signed edition of 150 copies. Signed by the illustrator on the limitation page. Ten coloured plates, each with small illustration on the reverse.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, EileenPrincess Elizabeth Gift Book
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 4to, white cloth, 224p. An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Includes a Rupert Story by Mary Tourtel (Rupert the Little Bear goes Adventuring in the Robbers Den and with the Giants), an intro. by J.M. Barrie, poem by De La Mare etc. Illustrated with 2 double page color spreads by the Disney Studios, endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many illus. in line. Pristine in the original dustwrapper with colour illustration of Philip de Làszlò's 1933 portrait of the princess (now Queen Elizabeth II) aged seven. D/w has light surface wear, minimal soiling and a few edge nicks.. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Steam-Engine, or The Powers of Flame. , Baker, Thomas.
6 Baker, Thomas.The Steam-Engine, or The Powers of Flame.
London:: J. S. Hodson., 1857.. First Edition., Cloth.. Good. . No Jacket.. 12mo - over 6¾". Dark green cloth, blocked and lettered in gold. Signature of previous owner in ink on front paste-down. Baker, the author of many books on civil engineering, wrote this poem as a history of and a tribute to steam power. He included some 54 pages of additional annotations to his poem, from discussion of brittle cast-iron rails to the etymology of the word 'navvies'. T(homas) Baker died 1871 . 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, Baldwin, James
7 Baldwin, JamesTell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
New York: The Dial Press, Inc, 1968. 1st ed., uncorrected galley proofs. 11"x11", spiral bound. Covers yellowed along edges, otherwise fine.. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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8 Barrie, J. M.Quality Street
London: Hodder & Stoughton, Good. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. (1913). Small 4to, violet cloth, decorative embossed cover. 22 full color tipped-in plates by Hugh Thompson. Good condition: Loose joint but text bloc is fine. Binding is straight and tight, edges and corners rubbed. Fabric is frayed at head/heel of spine; top edge lightly stained but does not intrude into the text block.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience, Blake, William
9 Blake, WilliamSongs of Innocence & Songs of Experience
London: Arthur L Humphreys, 1911. 12mo, leather binding with gilt spine design, raised bands, gilt borders and bands by Riviere and Son. 1st ed. thus, containing Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience. 64 pages. Decorated throughout with tipped-in engravings. Internally fine, but front cover is detached, light wear on edges and corners. Contemporary inked inscription inside front cover.. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Psycho - The 35th Anniversary Edition Psycho [Limited/Signed], Bloch, Robert
10 Bloch, RobertPsycho - The 35th Anniversary Edition Psycho [Limited/Signed]
Gauntlet Press, 1994. 1st edition, thus. 35h Anniversary edition, with a new introduction by Richard Matheson and signed by both Matheson and Bloch. Also an unsigned afterward by Ray Bradbury. Limited to 500 copies. Brown cloth in dust jacket and matching slipcase.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Robert Bloch: 3-page typed letter, signed., Bloch, Robert
11 Bloch, RobertRobert Bloch: 3-page typed letter, signed.
3-page typed letter, signed “Bob”, 1972. Recommending a potential movie project based upon the Fritz Leiber novel “Gather, Darkness” and Bloch’s interest in writing the script. Three 6”x9” pages on Bloch’s personal letterhead. Fine condition.. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus., Blyenburg, Damasus van.
12 Blyenburg, Damasus van.Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.
Dordaraci: Ex officinia Abrahami Canini, 1600. 16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668) was a dutch poet who published this compilation of modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. Covers quite worn, but intact, with numerous small stains. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on vrso of title page. 1" x 2" damp stain at bottom center of inside front cover and extending into the first dozen pages or so and again at the back cover. Several other damp stains throughout the book, all light and none affecting the text - otherwise the pages are generally clean and free of foxing.. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Illustrated Man, Bradbury,
13 Bradbury,The Illustrated Man
NY: Doubleday & Company, 1951. 1st edition, in dustjacket. The book itself is very-good to near-fine. The only flaw is some age-discoloration on the front and back end-papers. The dust jacket is good only: a 1/2" closed tear at top of front and several small nicks along top-edge. The most significant defect to the jacket is a faded spine, with some light soiling and spotting on rear jacket. Not price-clipped.. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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A Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers, Bradbury, Ray
14 Bradbury, RayA Chapbook for Burnt-Out Priests, Rabbis and Ministers
Baltimore: Cemetary Dance, 1991. 1st ed., signed by Bradbury on the title page. Pristine copy!. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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15 Bradbury, RayAhmed and the Oblivion Machines / A Fable
New York: Avon Books, 1998. 1st ed. Signed by Bradbury on title page. A pristine copy!. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Dinosaur Tales, Bradbury, Ray
16 Bradbury, RayDinosaur Tales
New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1996. 1st ed. thus. 8vo, hardcover signed by Bradbury on front end-paper. Pristine copy in d/w!. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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17 Bradbury, RayFahrenheit 451 - 40th Anniversary Edition
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. 1st ed., thus. Flat-signed by Bradbury on front-free endpaper page. Pristine copy!. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Illustrated Man, The. 45th Anniversary Signed Limited Edition, Bradbury, Ray
18 Bradbury, RayIllustrated Man, The. 45th Anniversary Signed Limited Edition
Springfield: Gauntlet Publications, 1996. Cloth. New. 8vo - over 7¾. Limited signed edition, #500 of 600 copies. New author's preface by Bradbury, introduction by William F. Nolan, afterword by Ed Gorman. Signed by all on special limitation page. NEW in like dustjacket, housed in NEW slipcase.. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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19 Bradbury, RayLet's All Kill Constance
New York: William Morrow, 2003. 1st ed. Inscribed by Bradbury on title page. Pristine copy!. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Bradbury, RayOne More for the Road
New York: William Morrow, 2002. 1st ed. Inscribed by Bradbury on title page. Pristine copy!. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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