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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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Victory [Munsey's Magazine, February, 1915], Conrad, Joseph
2 Conrad, JosephVictory [Munsey's Magazine, February, 1915]
First printing of the novelette 'Victory' on pp.112–240, Just these pages and front cover; bound in grey boards with paper label on front. A clean near-fine copy with some rubbing at bottom of the cover page; binding has several small chips at spine edge, lightly soiled.. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 EGGERS, Dave (Editor)Timothy McSweeney's Blues / Jazz Odyssey (#2 Late Winter / Early Spring 1999)
: McSweeney's, 1999. 1st ed., first state. Inscribed and signed by Eggers (with his initials as customary) with additional signatures by contributors Paul Collins, Neal Pollack, Lawrence Krauser (with an original drawing) and John Bowe.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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4 EGGERS, Dave (Editor).McSweeney's #7
McSweeney', 2001. 1st ed. Signed by Eggers, Michael Chabon and illustrators Kairys and Long.. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 EGGERS, Dave (Editor).[Signed] Timothy McSweeney's Windfall Republic (#3 Early Summer / Late Fall 1999
McSweeney's, 1999. 1st ed. Inscribed, dated, and signed by Eggers and signed by contributor Paul Collins.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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McSweeney's Issue 2, Eggers, Dave [Editor]
6 Eggers, Dave [Editor]McSweeney's Issue 2
San Francisco: McSweeney's Publishing, 1999. Timothy McSweeney's Blues/Jazz Odyssey [#2 Spring 1999] 1st ed., first printing, Inscribed, dated and signed by Eggers and four other contributors. Last page incorrectly numbered as '125' instead of '192'. No indication of later printing on rear cover. White covers, black lettering. Small crease to lower front corner, two small abrasions (probably from sticker removal] lower front, otherwise fine. Initialed D.E. by Dave Eggers on front end paper with added signatures of Neal Pollack, John Bowe, and two other contributors.. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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McSweeney's Issue 3, Eggers, Dave [Editor]
7 Eggers, Dave [Editor]McSweeney's Issue 3
San Francisco: McSweeney's Publishing, 1999. Timothy McSweeney's Windfall Republic [#3 Early Summer / Late Fall 1999] 1st ed., Inscribed, dated and signed by Eggers and contributor Paul Collins. Corners very lightly bumped, otherwise fine.. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 Kipling, RudyardCollection of 165 first UK and US editions
Rudyard Kipling The Edward Crussell Collection. 165 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works. Visit our home page for a complete description and detailed listing.. 
Price: 12500.00 USD
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9 Knopf, Alfred A.THE BORZOI 1920 / Being Sort of a record of Five Years' Publishing
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1920. Small 8vo. First printing. With original contributions by Willa Cather "On Writing Fiction", H. L. Mencken on Cather, selection of poetry by Eliot, Pound and other Borzoi authors with a number of illustrations and photos; and a complete bibliography of the imprint. Fine; light sunning and small stain to back cover; otherwise a pristine copy.. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Chronicle of Clemendy; or, the History of the IX. Joyous Journeys, Machen, Arthur
10 Machen, ArthurThe Chronicle of Clemendy; or, the History of the IX. Joyous Journeys
Carbonnek, 1923. Privately printed for the Society of Pantagruelists. 8vo. 331 pp. ¼ vellum and blue boards; Limited edition. No. 241 of 1050 copies, signed by Machen in ink. Fine; a pristine copy in poor d/w with the spine detached from flaps, cut in half (both halves present), and 1” chips at top and bottom of spine.. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Collected Stories of Carson McCullers, McCullers, Carson
11 McCullers, CarsonCollected Stories of Carson McCullers
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987. 1st ed., with full number line. A virtually pristine copy in dust jacket with very minor shelf-wear; no tears, rubs, or nicks -- just no longer has that shiny new finish.. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Over, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [A One of A Kind Special Edition], Rhodes, Eugene Manlove
12 Rhodes, Eugene ManloveOver, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [A One of A Kind Special Edition]
Sacramento: E. H. Crussell, N.p., n.d. [Sacramento: Edward H. Crussell, c. 1933] Three issues of the Saturday Evening Post, bound in small folio, ½ burgundy leather and pebbled cloth, gilt titles and borders. These three stories were first published on April 21,1917; Feb 20,1926; and October 1,1932. Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell was a great fan of Rhodes and had the three issues bound by local bookbinders Silvius and Schoenbackler. He mailed the book to Rhodes for a signature. Rhodes responded with a full-page inscription: ####### “Dear Mr. Crussell: Your binding of this book is best possible evidence that you really like these yarns. I thank you. / Am correcting Paso Por Aqui - in the volume “Once in the Saddle”. Not correcting “Over Under Around and Through.” The only copy I have is the English edition, wherein mistakes of American edition were eleminated. [sic] And I haven’t strength to read it over, closely, watching for errors. This yarn was published in book form, under the title Copper Streak Trail - to my sorrow. If they had made it “Copper Hill Trail” I would have been better pleased. / Personally, I liked Robteelee Carr, I was well aquainted [sic] with that Lad. / In the Proud Sheriff” I have made one correction - in chapter VIII. My mistake entirely. There was no empty shell. All was [sic], the cylinder had been turned so that the first attempt to shoot would bring the hammer down on an empty cylinder. Billy the Kid did that to Joe Grant, and as Joe snapped Billy laughed and killed him. / My favorite wife is copying off news paper item about Johnny Dines. By rights, it should go in Stepsons of Light. I am putting the sheets, loose, in this book, for you to dispose of as you will. [not present] Johnny Dines lives and thrives at Hillsborough, Cole Railston? at/or more accurately near) Magdalena and Jeff Bransford(?) is an old man in El Paso. Jack Farr an old man at Oscuro[?] And Johnny Pardee - (who is Bob Martin) drove down to see me yesterday. / Yours truly E.M.R.” ###### The April 21 issue includes the illustrated cover featuring the story; the other two issues only the interior pages only. Except for a small rubbed area on the April 21 issue cover, all pages are fine as is the binding. Each issue separated by several blank sheets. Glued to the front pastedown is Crussells’s bookplate and Rhodes’ 1934 newspaper obituary. In a cardboard portfolio with title label typed by Crussell.. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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The Assyrian and Other Stories, Saroyan, William
13 Saroyan, WilliamThe Assyrian and Other Stories
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. 1st ed., inscribed copy. 8vo, burgundy cloth. A very good-near fine copy in very-good d/w. Small bump to lower right corner, otherwise fine. Dust-jacket has $3.50 price at lower right corner but upper right front corner is clipped, lightly rubbed and creased at corners and edges. A lengthy birthday inscription to Armen Bagdasarian in blue ink on front end paper.. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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Tales of the Punjab Told By the People, Steele, Flora Annie
14 Steele, Flora AnnieTales of the Punjab Told By the People
London: MacMIllan, 1894. First, Small 8vo, blue cloth. Elaborate gilt pictorial binding. Illustrated in black and white throughout. Flora Annie Steel lived in India during British rule. Fascinated by the culture and the people, she became interested in the local myth and customs, women's issues, and fairy tales. Gathered from village oral tradition, her collection remains among the most authentic in its field. Illustrations by R. J. Lockwood Kipling, father to Rudyard. Very Good: light wear to boards. Internally clean and tight with no defects. Lightly cocked.. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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McSweeney's Issue 7, Various
15 VariousMcSweeney's Issue 7
San Francisco: McSweeney's Publishing, 2002. First edition, first printing. Nine separately bound booklets in board/cloth shell with a large rubber band holding it all together. A fine copy, signed by editor DAVE EGGERS on the rear board with the signatures of MICHAEL CHABON ['the lost chapter from "The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay with cover art by Chris Ware) and ANN CUMMINS ("Red Ant House") inside their respective booklets.. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Princess Elizabeth Gift Book, The, Various [AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen - editors]
16 Various [AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen - editors]Princess Elizabeth Gift Book, The
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 1st ed., 4to, white cloth, 224p. n.d. [1935] An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Two great full-color spreads by the Disney Studios featuring Mickey, Minnie and most of the other Disney characters at the time; introduction by J.M. Barrie, and contributions by Walter De La Mare, Rudyard Kipling, G.K. Chesterson and others. Endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many in line b/w illustrations. A Pristine copy in the original dustwrapper with color illustration of portrait of the princess (now Queen Elizabeth II) aged seven. D/w has light surface wear, minimal soiling and a few edge nicks.. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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