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Image for The Temptation Of Don Volpi [Inscribed Association Copy]

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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Victory [Munsey's Magazine, February, 1915]

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: c1706271


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. View more info

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OLD MAID'S FOLLY: Black Venus and Other Texas Legal Tales

By: Hankerson, James A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.P. (Austin, Roger Beacham: 1987

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: m190723b

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, grey boards, black cloth spine with titles on paper label. 76pp. with frontis protrait. Designed by W.R. Holman in an edition of 250 copies, printed at Wind River Press. A collection of stories from the life and times of author's father who practiced law in West & East Texas. Condition: near fine; a bright, tight copy. Internally pristine; a fine copy overall but with several small spots on covers. View more info

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The Literary Pageant. [A Selection of Stories and Art]

By: Kipling, Rudyard; Doyle, A. Conan, etc.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London: T. Werner Laurie: 1911

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: signed by HRH Alexander of Teck

Seller ID: cr180228a

Condition: Very good


n.d. (1911). Small 4to, illustrated vellum boards. 110 pp. plus index. Published "in aid of the 'Prince Francis of Teck Memorial Fund' for the Middlesex Hospital." Special limited edition; #18 of 500 copies signed by HRH Alexander of Teck. Includes first printing of the eight stanza literary refrain "The Spies' March" By Rudyard Kipling and the first appearance of Conan Doyle’s “The Giant MaximinThirty stories in all; Other contributors include, Jerome K. Jerome, W. W. Jacobs, and Austin Dobson; with 4 color illus and 16 half-tones. Very good. The trade edition is listed in the various ... View more info

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THE BORZOI 1920 / Being Sort of a record of Five Years' Publishing

By: Knopf, Alfred A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1920

Seller ID: 0219032


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. View more info

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THE BORZOI 1920 / Being Sort of a record of Five Years' Publishing

By: Knopf, Alfred A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A Knopf,: 1920

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: 17082902


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. View more info

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Keep Out of the Kitchen

By: Lewis, Sinclair

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan, New York: 1929

Seller ID: k180228c


16mo. Blue-green paper-covered boards. Advance printing of a story scheduled to appear in the October, 1929 issue of Cosmopolitan. 34pp. A near fine copy with only minor surface wear. View more info

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The Chronicle of Clemendy; or, the History of the IX. Joyous Journeys

By: Machen, Arthur

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Carbonnek: 1923

Seller ID: c170705b


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. View more info

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Collected Stories of Carson McCullers

By: McCullers, Carson

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1987

Seller ID: 121333


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. 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

Image for Over, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [1/1 - INSCRIBED and CORRECTED Special Edition]

Over, Under, Around or Through; The Proud Sheriff; Paso Por Aqui. [1/1 - INSCRIBED and CORRECTED Special Edition]

By: Rhodes, Eugene Manlove

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Sacramento, E. H. Crussell:

Seller ID: 021004


N.p., n.d. [Sacramento: Edward H. Crussell, c. 1933] Three original issues of the Saturday Evening Post, bound in small folio, ½ burgundy leather and pebbled cloth, gilt titles and borders. April 21,1917; Feb 20,1926; and October 1,1932. Sacramento bookseller Edward H. Crussell was a great fan of Rhodes and had these three issues bound by Sacramento bookbinders Silvius and Schoenbackler. He mailed the book to Rhodes for review. 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.... View more info

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The Assyrian and Other Stories

By: Saroyan, William

Price: $650.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1950

Seller ID: k1706263


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. View more info

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Welcome to the City and Other Stories

By: Shaw, Irwin

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Random House: 1942

Seller ID: k180226i

Condition: Near fine


1st ed., 8vo, red cloth. An early collection of Irwin Shaw short stories. Near fine copy; clean, tight and bright with just a bit of discoloration to end papers. Very good d/w. No chips or tears but spine darkened and a few small, light creases; not price clipped. Inscribed by Shaw on the front end paper to Hollywood writer/director Jerry Wald, who was a high school classmate of Shaw’s and developed several of his books into film projects. View more info

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A Pottle of Strawberries, to Beguile a Short Journey or A Long Half Hour

By: SMITH, Albert [Richard]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London D. Bogue : 1848

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125a

Condition: Good


FIRST EDITION 16mo. (approx. 15 x 11.5cm) bound in full calf, gilt decorations and titles, marbled endpapers. t.e.g. 62pp. plus advertisement leaf at rear. Many delightful line drawings by Gilbert and Henning illustrating the text. Ex-libris of [?] Battie-Wrightson, possibly a reference to a member [or family] of William Battie-Wrightson, MP. CONDITION: A good clean copy with rubbing to extremities; back hinge partially cracked with small tear to endpaper. Text block is clean and bright with no foxing. . View more info

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A Child's Christmas in Wales

By: Thomas, Dylan

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New Directions,NY: 1954

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180228b


A fine copy in price clipped d/w with light edgewear, small chips to corners of d/w. View more info

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McSweeney's Issue 7

By: Various

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Francisco, McSweeney's Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: s17062906


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. View more info

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Princess Elizabeth Gift Book, The

By: Various [AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen - editors]

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Seller ID: c170630c


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... View more info