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The Temptation Of Don Volpi [Inscribed Association Copy]

By: Alfred Hayes

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Atheneum, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190126s

Condition: Fine


8vo, ¼ cloth, maroon boards. Stated First Edition. Alfred Hayes was a British-born screenwriter, television writer, and novelist. He wrote the screenplays for Clash by Night [ Fritz Lang], Island in the Sun, and was a co-writer on Roberto Rossellini's Paisan in 1946 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He received another nomination for the film Teresa in 1951. In television he wrote for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Mannix, Logan’sRun, and Nero Wolfe. Thi... View more info

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Hubert's Arthur. Being certain curious documents found among the literary remains of Mr N. C., here produced.

By: Frederick Rolfe Baron Corvo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cassell, London: 1935

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k190126t

Condition: Fine


8vo, red cloth dustjacket, 453 pp. an alternative retelling of English history from the point of view of Hubert de Burgh. In Hubert's narrative, which begins with an account of the struggle for succession in the wake of King Richard Lionheart's death, young Duke Arthur of Brittany does not die at the hands of King John, but instead ascends to the throne. Hubert relates Arthur's adventures as he combats the wily John, fights in the Crusades, and wages battle against the... View more info

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The Tyranny of the Dark [signed]

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $145.00

Publisher: by Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1905

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland on front end paper

Seller ID: k190126f

Condition: Fair


First edition. 8vo., Illustrated blue cloth, gilt titles, black bat on upper board. Inscribed on front end paper. Fair: rubbed and chipped at spine ends, both hinges cracked but intact; spine somewhat darkened. View more info

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Sleepwalk [Limited, signed hardbound edition]

By: John Saul

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Bantam Books [John Saul]: 1990

Edition: 1st ed., limited hardbound ed.

Seller ID: s180315c

Condition: Fine.


1st ed., a special hardcover edition limited to 50 numbered and signed presentation copies designed and bound by the author. 4to, blue cloth, gilt titles. This is copy no. 6, presented to George Christy -- book reviewer for the Hollywood Reporter. This was the thriller-horror author’s thirteenth book. “Borrego, New Mexico. A peaceful little desert town. Except for one thing. Somebody here hates teenagers. Hates them. These troublemakers, these rebels, have to be ... View more info

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Rawdon's Roof

By: Lawrence, D. H.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Elkin Mathews & Marrot, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Lawrence

Seller ID: k190203c

Condition: Ex-lib


Number 7 in the Woburn Books series. No. 340 of 500 numbered and signed copies. Original decorated grey paper boards stamped in blue. Lacking jacket. Condition: Ex-libris a collector’s library, with typical defects: Title and collection number handwritten on spine, collection bookplate on front end paper with remnants of library pocket; several small stains. Front gutter cracked, ½” chip at bottom of spine. Text block is clean, tight, and bright. Priced accordingly. View more info

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The Assassin

By: Liam O'Flaherty

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k190126a

Condition: Very good


Novel based on the assassination of the Irish government minister Kevin O'Higgins in 1927.CONDITION: Very good. A bright, crisp copy overall; some toning to end papers, half-title and title pages -- the latter lightly so. Dust jacket is good only; chipped corners, nicks and cracks at spine ends; price clipped; toning to interior flaps. View more info

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The Fog Comes

By: Mary Collins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1941

Edition: First ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by author Collins on ffep.

Seller ID: cr180613a


12mo, decorated blue cloth. First ed; with publisher’s logo and ‘A’ on copyright page. The murder of a Californian woman who indulged in blackmail, and whose murder puts several relatives under suspicion. Very good; a clean, tight copy very lightly cocked; end papers toned; contemporary bookstore seal inside back cover. Inscribed May 17, 1941 on ffep to Edward Crussell, Sacramento bookseller. Dustjacket is good with wear to edges, some nicking and chipping at s... View more info

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FATAPOUFS & THINIFERS

By: Maurois , Andre

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, San Francisco: 1940

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: k190203g

Condition: Fine


1st ed. Small 4to, dye-stamped blue cloth boards, endpapers decorated with armorial bearings of the houses of Thinifers and Fatapoufs. 92pp. The “Thins” and the “Fats” have already had one World War -- can a Second World War be averted? A thinly veiled parable for the European political situation just prior to 1940. Illustrated in bold colors by JEAN BRULLER CONDITION: Fine; scant rubbing to corners and spine ends. Lacking jacket View more info

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Tomorrow I Die

By: Mickey Spillane

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Mysterious Press: 1984

Edition: Special edition; limited.

Inscription: Inscribed by author on half-title page

Seller ID: k190126b

Condition: Fine


Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, this being copy J. Octavo burgundy cloth in pictorial dust jacket, slipcase; xv,[1],234pp. Signed on the colophon page, as normal, but with an added signature on the title page and an author’s inscription on the half-title. A pristine copy. View more info

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Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

By: Nelson, Harold

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Otto Schulze and Co: 1913

Seller ID: k190126h

Condition: Good


1st ed. 4to, red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 156 pp. Illustrated with wood enravings and ornamentation. 3 volumes in one. Original publisher’s catalog entry clipped and pasted to front flyleaf. CONDITION: Good; rubbed at corners and spine ends, front hinge lightly cracked. Light foxing to bottom of first several pages and occasional page edges; otherwise a clean copy with very good-near fine appearance internally. 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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Seal Pool

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY: Doubleday: 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622u

Condition: Fine


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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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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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

Condition: Fine.


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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NOW, VOYAGER

By: Prouty, Olive Higgins

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1941

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190220g

Condition: Good


First edition, 8vo, olive green cloth with gilt decoration and titles. . One of the author's best-known works -- about a repressed woman who sets out on a cruise to discover freedom and life. Basis for the 1943 Bette Davis movie film co-starring Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. CONDITION: Good; covers clean and bright, lightly bumped at corners. Tape residue on front and rear endpapers where the dustjacket was taped some time in the past; tape remnants still on the jacket... View more info

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The Little French Girl. [Extremely scarce first state; one of 3 copies]

By: SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Constable : 1924

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190118f

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo. 378 pp. Lower edge of text block untrimmed; Green cloth; spine & upper cover lettered in black. Lower edge of spine lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. Laid in is the following note. “This is a copy of the very rare first issue of The Little French Girl having “A” in the title on the spine [and cover] instead of “The” this is one of only three advance copies. This information is given on the authority of Mr. Michael Sadlier (a director of Constable, ... View more info

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Chicago

By: Watkins, Maurine

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1927

Edition: First ed.

Seller ID: k180613c


1st ed., 12mo, decorated boards. The first printing of the theatrical play that was the basis for several popular Broadway productions and films about sex, murder, and “Roxie Hart” -- including the 2002 Oscar winning production with Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. The first volume in Knopf’s ‘Theatre of Today’ series edited by George Jean Nathan. A Very good copy with light rubbing to edges and corners, several small nicks at top and bottom of spine, s... View more info

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The Black Path of Fear

By: Woolrich, Cornell

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Doubleday Doran & Co: Crime Club: 1944

Edition: First ed.

Seller ID: cr180613b


First edition. Basis for the 1946 film noir The Chase, starring Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre. Johnson, The Dark Page, p. 296. A very good copy; clean and tight with no damage other than very light rubbing to lower corners and a small rectangle of paper/glue residue on ffep possibly from a prior bookplate removal. [1/2”x1”] Dust jacket is fair only; not price-clipped but with significant chipping to edges and corners and 1” closed tear at bottom of spine. View more info