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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. This copy is inscribed on the front end paper to Hollywood film producer/director Jerry Wald. “It isn’t any shorter than ’... View more info

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Naked Lunch

By: Burroughs, William S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1959

Edition: 1st ed., 4th printing

Seller ID: k190813h

Condition: Very Good


8vo, 4th printing in second issue d/w (stated fourth printing on copyright page; d/w has no zip code on back panel but with roman numeral “iv”.] The book itself is very good-near fine; the dustjacket is very good -- but price-clipped and with several nicks along top edge and top of spine. View more info

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Barnaby Rudge

Master Humphrey's Clock/The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall: 1840

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k190719m

Condition: Good


First edition in book form, bound from the original parts, of both "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge". 8vo, ¼ leather, maroon cloth, with gilt rulings, titles, five raised bands. Three volumes bound as two. Marbled end papers, all edges marbled. Master Humphrey's Clock was a weekly periodical edited and written by Dickens from April, 1840 to December, 1841. It began with a frame story in which Master Humphrey tells about himself and his small circle of friends (which includes Mr. Pickwick), and their penchant for telling stories. Several short stories were included, followed by th... View more info

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THE BLACK BOOK: (1st ed., 1st state; advance review copy)

By: Durrell, Lawrence

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dutton, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st American edition

Seller ID: k190721c

Condition: Fine


First U.S. edition; first state. His first major novel, originally published in Paris in 1936. Advance review copy with review slip dated "Sep 14 1960" laid in. Conforms to the first issue points identified by McBride's "Points Of Issue" (1996): Front flap states "Lawrence Durrell's Black Book is the first piece of work by a new English writer …" not "T.S. Eliot said…" - Also with the year 1936 x’d out on the copyright page and replaced by 1959. A fine copy in very good d/w; just a hint of rubbing to spine ends and corners. Jacket is not price-clipped but has wear to edges and corners w... View more info

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All Grass Isn't Green / a Donald Lam/Bertha Cool Mystery

By: Fair, A.A. (Erle Stanley Gardner)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1970

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817d

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, black boards. A fine, virtually pristine copy with some very light wear to bottom edge of spine only. In fine d/w with mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. 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 treacherous Simon de Montfort, before facing perhaps his greatest challenge when his reign is threatened by the crucifixions... View more info

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The Case of the Irate Witness; a Perry Mason Mystery and Other Stories.

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $250.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1975

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817a

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, black boards, white titles. Published posthumously, an unusually scarce Gardner title -- especially in this condition. The title story is the only short story Gardner wrote featuring his most famous character Perry Mason. Other: The Jeweled Butterfly, Something Like a Pelican, and A Man is Missing) A fine, as-new copy in fine, mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. View more info

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The Case of the Postponed Murder a Perry Mason Mystery / A New Perry Mason Novel

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $65.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1973

Seller ID: k190817b

Condition: Fine


William Morrow and Company, New York, 1973. 1st ed., 8vo, black boards, gilt titles. A fine, pristine copy in fine, mylar protected jacket -- not price-clipped. View more info

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The Case of the Nervous Accomplice / A Perry Mason Mystery

By: Gardner, Erle Stanley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1955

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190817c

Condition: Fine


1st Edition. 8vo, green boards, black titles. A fine, virtually pristine copy with just a hint of wear at bottom edge of spine. In near-fine d/w with 1/4” closed ear at upper right front; ½” closed tear at lower front flap, slight surface wear. 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 controlled. Silenced. Forever. Now he has discovered an insidious way to strike back at them. In their sleep. In their waking... 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 spine ends, age toning to spine and back cover. 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 page. 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 have seen. 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