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Horatius At The Bridge & Casey At The Bat.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grabhorn Press: 1954

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180331b


10”x14”, letterpress; 4 pp. The two poems are printed in parallel columns. 75 copies printed for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco”. Fine. View more info

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A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $8,500.00

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: cr180315q


A comprehensive collection of nearly 160 volumes - first English, American, and variant editions with important bibliographic works, most in very good to fine condition; many in dustjacket. The personal collection of Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell (1875-1944). a charter member of The Kipling Society (UK) and one of the founders of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. The collection has been kept virtually intact since his death in 1944; Included is a 3x5 card... View more info

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Fair Angelica / Black Cargoes - Original screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship during the middle passage, circa 1835

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $4,500.00

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: s180622m


Original unpublished and unproduced screenplay about revolt on an American Slave ship [the Fair Angelica] navigating the middle passage, circa 1835. A very unusual subject for Matthiessen. “Fair Angelica” is a first draft, typed carbon, 123 loose leaves -- an agency copy used to solicit producers and investors -- one of whom was the progressive filmmaker Martin Ritt. “Black Cargoes” is a revised and retitled draft, 112 pp. in black studio 2-post covers. Mostly... View more info

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Race Rock.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Harper & Brothers: 1954

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622a


The author's first novel, published just after he returned from Paris, where he helped found the Paris Review. Very Good-near fine in VG d/w. The book itself is clean, bright and tight; the only interior flaw is a prior owner’s inked signature at top of FFEP. No rubbing or chipping to covers, as often bound, but a thin fade line at top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket is not price-clipped but spine is lightly rubbed at top and bottom with some age-toning. View more info

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Partisans [Advance Review Copy].

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $425.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1955

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622b


Partisans [Advance Review Copy]. NY: Viking, 1955. 1st ed.,12mo, blue/beige cloth. His second novel, set in Paris. Featuring communism, street people, and an idealistic American journalist. The novel explores the need for political commitment in the face of poverty and injustice. Advance review copy with publisher’s review slip and author’s photograph laid in. A fine, pristine copy in fine d/w with some very minor edgewear at bottom. Signed by Matthiessen on title ... View more info

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Raditzer.

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY: Viking Press: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622c


1st ed., 12mo, blue boards, ¼ cloth. Matthiessen’s third novel, a tale of the sea in which a rich young man enlists in the navy and befriends a vicious opportunist. A fine copy; Pristine appearance overall with just a hint of surface wear to boards but a 1” partial separation of front FFEP at top of hinge. Dustjacket has a tiny bit of surface wear on bottom edge. Despite these minor flaws, this book is notoriously prone to wear and this is one of the best copies we ... View more info

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The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $2,800.00

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622t


First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Toget... View more info

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Seal Pool

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Doubleday: 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622u


1st ed., 8vo, illustrated cloth. Matthiessen's first and only children's book, with an ecological theme. Jacket and illustrations by William Pene du Bois. This copy is with the special reinforced library binding, as originally issued. A pristine copy in near fine d/w. The book itself is flawless; the jacket is lightly soiled at edges and is price-clipped. View more info

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A Whale in Spring

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $575.00

Publisher: University of Nevada: 1980

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: s180622z


11"x14", 4 pp. A brief reminiscence and lament about an observation of whales. One of 25 copies printed on an 1837 Columbina handpress by Jean Tarascio. A Fine, pristine copy, signed by Matthiessen. Accompanied by a copy of the Westigan Review of poetry [sic], Issue 12, 1978, where the prose piece first appeared. A near fine copy with just a bit of surface wear at corners and edges. Probably the scarcest item in the PM canon. View more info

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The Poorest of the Poor [broadside]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Berkeley [CA]: Black Oak Books: 1992

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: s180624a


7"x22" letterpress broadside containing an excerpt from In the Spirit of Crazy Horse. Published in connection with a speaking engagement to support the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund. Designed and printed in an edition of 150 copies at Okeanos Press. A Fine. pristine copy signed by Matthiessen at bottom. View more info

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Midnight Turning Gray

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: & Ampresand Press/Roger Williams College: 1984

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180624b


8vo, softbound gray wrappers.A collection of seven short shories, all previously published. A Fine copy with practically no surface wear. Signed on title page. View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed., limited special edition.

Seller ID: s180624c


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition in matching slipcase. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. An identical two-volume edition, but in a clamshell case and an original print of one of the photographs was given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. There were 500 numbered copies sta... View more info

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A Clark City Press Reader/Spring 1993. "Red and Blue Days / Writings on the American West" [signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Livingston [Montana]: Clark City Press: 1993

Edition: 1st

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180624f


5"x9" stapled wrappers, 34 pp.. Publishers announcement containing selections from forthcoming works, including an excerpt from Matthiessen's anticipated book Red and Blue Days/Writings on the American West. The book was never published, leaving this excerpt as the only published survivor. Fine. View more info

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Treasure Island

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis [illus. Ralph Steadman]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Harrap: 1985

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180315j


1st thus. 4to, black cloth. Steadman’s take on the pirate classic; profusely illustrated with marvelous color drawings. An as-new copy, boldly signed by Steadman across the front end papers. View more info

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An Essay on the Genius of George Cruikshank – Extra Illustrated with original artwork

By: [Cruikshank, George] Pailthorpe, Frederick W; Thackeray, William Makepeace.

Price: $2,850.00

Publisher: London, F. W. Pailthorpe: 1900

Seller ID: k180430b


Two 4to volumes: n.p., n.d. [London; 1900] Signed Zaehnsdorf bindings in full-morocco with raised bands and compartments and gold tooling. An exceptional compendium of original art, hand-colored broadsides, and b/w illustrations from the first 25-years of Cruikshank’s prolific career. These are the first two of what were originally four volumes of Cruikshank art collected and collated by English painter and book illustrator F.W.Pailthorpe (Oliver Twist/Great Expectati... View more info