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  • A Peculiar Treasure by Ferber, Edna
    Ferber, Edna
    A Peculiar Treasure

    First Edition

    New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939. 398 pages. The first of Ferber's autobiographical works, this one filled with opinion and commentary about the state of the world and even an example of the kind of anti-Semitic hate mail she regularly received. ISBN: B0012L1LA4.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy; one of an unspecified number signed by the author (this is #330). In a good-to-very-good slipcase beginning to split at the folds. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 148174
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  • Phantom Silver by Kittredge, William
    Kittredge, William
    Phantom Silver

    First Edition

    [n.-pl. but Missoula, MT]: The Kutenai Press, 1987. [17] pages. Chapbook. A story of the Lone Ranger. Illustrated with color wood engraving by Dirk Lee. Limited edition of 150 copies signed by the author and illustrator. ISBN: 9780937459027.

    First edition (first printing). A touch of edge wear, thus a near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation page. Prospectus laid in. Unnumbered printer's "proof" copy. [JSP02]

    Book ID: 182186
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  • Toppleton's Client, or A Spirit in Exile by Bangs, John Kendrick
    Bangs, John Kendrick
    Toppleton's Client, or A Spirit in Exile

    First Edition

    New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1893. 269 pages. BAL 714. A pre-eminent legal firm gets far more than it bargained for when it hires the son of its late senior partner, Hopkins Toppleton, Sr., simply to retain the illustrious family name on the company masthead. A humerous detective classic. ISBN: B002K9OGKE.

    Inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "To R. E. Block, Esq., With the kindest wishes of John Kendrick Bangs, March 8, 1894." First edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on front cover and spine. Gilt is worn on cover and spine. Edge and corner wear. Spine edges frayed. Covers mildly soiled. White endpapers. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 264133
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  • A Pale View of Hills by Ishiguro, Kazuo
    Ishiguro, Kazuo
    A Pale View of Hills

    First Edition

    New York: Penguin Books, 1983. 183 pages with 10 additional pages of ads for Penguin books. First hardback edition was published by Faber & Faber in 1982. ISBN: 281AIB1051112.

    Signed by the author on title page. First British paperback edition (first printing). A fine copy in illustrated wrappers (paperback).

    Book ID: 268130
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  • The Silver Eagle by Burnett, W. R. [William Riley]
    Burnett, W. R. [William Riley]
    The Silver Eagle

    First Edition

    New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / The Dial Press, 1931. 310 pages. An early novel by the novelist and screenwriter; the adaptation of his earlier novel Little Caesar helped launch the gangster film genre. ISBN: B00367UPCM.

    First edition (first printing). Black cloth stamped with publisher's device on the cover and silver lettering on the spine. A nice, square copy with a bit of edge wear; small sticker scar on front pastedown from a removed bookplate, and a former owner's small stamp on the front free endpaper, which shows a light imprint and small tear from a now removed paperclip. A near fine hardcover; lacking the scarce dust jacket.

    Book ID: 246625
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  • Guard of Honour by Cozzens, James Gould
    Cozzens, James Gould
    Guard of Honour

    First Edition

    London: Longmans, Grene and Co, (1949). 631 pages. A novel of World War Two; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ISBN: 281AIB1043560.

    First British edition (first printing). Spotting to page block and endpapers thus a very good copy in a dust jacket with some loss to the top edge of the cover and spine. The British edition had better cover art the the U. S. edition. Nice copy. Scarce.

    Book ID: 220219
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  • The Sacrilege of Alan Kent by Caldwell, Erskine
    Caldwell, Erskine
    The Sacrilege of Alan Kent

    Portland, ME: Falmouth Book House, 1936. 56 pages. One of 300 copies. ISBN: 281AIB1049731.

    Revised edition. Light toning to spine. In the original slipcase with a few bumps to the corners. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Copy number 16.

    Book ID: 265678
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  • It Happened in PRK by Hoff, H. S. (William Cooper)
    Hoff, H. S. (William Cooper)
    It Happened in PRK

    First Edition

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1934. 274 pages. Harry Summerfield Hoff (1910-2002) also wrote novels as William Cooper. This is his first novel. It was titled 'Trina' in the first British edition. ISBN: B009GPLSR4.

    First US edition (first printing). A very good copy in blue cloth with yellow decoration on front cover and bright yellow lettering on spine. Mild edge wear. Ex-lib (Wit & Wisdom Library, San Francisco) with their ink stamp on front free endpaper and removed library pocket from front pastedown. No other library marks. No dust jacket. A handsome copy.

    Book ID: 268150
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  • Roderick Taliaferro: A Story of Maximillian's Empire by Cook, George Cram
    Cook, George Cram
    Roderick Taliaferro: A Story of Maximillian's Empire

    First Edition

    New York: Macmillan Company, 1903. 482 pages. B/W illustrations by Seymour M. Stone. Cook (1873-1924) founded the Provincetown Players on Cape Cod in 1915, considered the first American theatre company. Previously, he taught creative writing at University of Iowa from 1896-1899, perhaps the first such course ever offered. ISBN: B00069Y1YQ.

    Inscribed by the author on half-title page: "Dear Mr. W. Russell Cole:- I appreciate your kindness in wanting to see my crabbed characters on this fly-leaf, and sign myself, Yours cordially, George C. Cook." First edition (first printing). A very good copy in decorated green cloth covers with decorations in dark green and lettering in gilt. Mild edge wear. Dark spot on right front cover edge. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 268151
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  • Here in the Village [1 of 50] by Barthelme, Donald
    Barthelme, Donald
    Here in the Village [1 of 50]

    First Edition

    Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1978. 52 pages. One of 50 numbered and signed copies with a frontispiece collage by the author not included in other editions. There was also a limited edition of 275 copies. Most of the contents were written for The New Yorker's Notes and Comments section. ISBN: 281AIB1047096.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine acetate dust jacket. Signed by the author on the limitation page with the frontispiece also initialed by him. Copy number 4.

    Book ID: 259550
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  • Captain Bottell [Limited edition] by Hanley, James
    Hanley, James
    Captain Bottell [Limited edition]

    First Edition

    London: Boriswood, 1933. 423 pages. One of 99 numbered and signed copies. There were also 11 presentation copies. ISBN: 281AIB1049488.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Edges a bit worn, corners bumped. Signed twice by the author on the limitation page. Copy number 34. With a later inscription added dated 1976, beginning with a quote from Alexander Pope: "'Words are like leaves and where most abound much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.' Words abound here, alas, but then writers do sometimes nod. James Hanley / London / May 2nd, 1976."

    Book ID: 265263
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  • Manifesto [title in Greek] by Crosby, Caresse
    Crosby, Caresse
    Manifesto [title in Greek]

    Delphi, Greece?: (the author), (ca. 1952). 143 by 213 mm. Small broadside manifesto, in Greek, issued by Caresse Crosby for her world citizenship movement. Crosby, an American, was the co-founder of expatriate Black Sun Press in Paris and spent much of her adult life in Europe. In 1948, she published a long Manifesto for Individual Secession into World Community, advocating a pacifist and one global government cause. In the early 1950s, Crosby purchased land in Delphi, Greece, with the goal of establishing a World Citizen Center to be the capital of her one-world organization. The Greek government took offense at this attempt by a foreigner to usurp their sovereignty (however unlikely to succeed), put Crosby under arrest, and subsequently…

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    Delphi, Greece?: (the author), (ca. 1952). 143 by 213 mm. Small broadside manifesto, in Greek, issued by Caresse Crosby for her world citizenship movement. Crosby, an American, was the co-founder of expatriate Black Sun Press in Paris and spent much of her adult life in Europe. In 1948, she published a long Manifesto for Individual Secession into World Community, advocating a pacifist and one global government cause. In the early 1950s, Crosby purchased land in Delphi, Greece, with the goal of establishing a World Citizen Center to be the capital of her one-world organization. The Greek government took offense at this attempt by a foreigner to usurp their sovereignty (however unlikely to succeed), put Crosby under arrest, and subsequently expelled her. See The Cramoisy Queen: A Life of Caresse Crosby by Linda Hamalian (pp. 166ff). The OCLC record for this broadside (two holdings) suggests it was printed in Italy, after Crosby left Greece. However, a comparison of the Italian and Greek editions suggests they were not printed at the same time. The paper is different and the two broadsides are not quite the same size. ISBN: 281AIB1031358.

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    Fine, or nearly so. [JSP02]

    Book ID: 141626
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  • Home of the Brave by O'Connor, Flannery.
    O'Connor, Flannery.
    Home of the Brave

    First Edition

    New York: Albondocani, 1981. Previously uncollected short story, first published in the 1943 in the Georgia State College for Women creative writing journal, The Corinthian. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies and 26 lettered copies. ISBN: B001BMKMG8.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Inscribed by the editor, David Farmer, to Bill and Nina Matheson: "who know the joys and difficulties in fashioning books and building fine collections." Matheson was the director of the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress in the 70s and 80s. Lettered copy "P."

    Book ID: 205549
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  • (1917), P F Collier & Company
    Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction (Vol 1-20)

    1917. ISBN: B01LAA7O52.

    Very Good

    Book ID: 250415
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  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood by McCarthy, Mary
    McCarthy, Mary
    Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

    First Edition

    New york: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1957. 245 pages. Autobiographical essays about McCarthy's life after her parents died during the Inflluenza outbreak in 1918. One of McCarthy's enduring books. ISBN: B002RAXF9E.

    Signed by the author below her name on the title page. First edition (first printing). Slightly musty but otherwise near fine copy in a dust jacket with minor edgewear.

    Book ID: 85953
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  • Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head: A Novel by Whalen, Philip
    Whalen, Philip
    Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head: A Novel

    First Edition

    Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972. 154 Pages. This edition limited to 1500 copies in paper wrappers, 200 hardcover copies numbered and signed by the author, and 26 copies lettered and signed by the author. ISBN: 9780876850978.

    First edition (first printing). Some wear to bottom edge and cloth edges a bit grubby, thus a very good hardcover copy in a clear acetate dust jacket with a few closed tears at the corners and minor loss to spine head, thus very good. Signed by the author. Lettered copy "H." [JSP02]

    Book ID: 181485
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  • The House in the Valley by Shone, Patric [James Hanley]
    Shone, Patric [James Hanley]
    The House in the Valley

    First Edition

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1951. 256 pages. A novel by the Liverpool author. ISBN: B0000CHW3C.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Page edges and endpapers foxed. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper as Patric Shone. Scarce.

    Book ID: 262430
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  • The Wapshot Chronicle by Cheever, John
    Cheever, John
    The Wapshot Chronicle

    First Edition

    Boston: Harper & Brothers, 1957. 307 pages. The author's first novel and winner of the 1958 National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: B006K5L2IS.

    First edition (first printing). A bit of edge wear, else a near fine copy. Dust jacket is worn at the corners with a couple closed tears and is creased down the spine, else near fine. [JSP02]

    Book ID: 148359
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  • On the Writing of History by Stegner, Wallace
    Stegner, Wallace
    On the Writing of History

    (n.-pl. but Los Altos): Duveneck Family History Room, 1989. [12] pages. 8-3/4 by 11-1/2 inches. Reprint of Wallace Stegner's first article in The American West when he became Editor-in-Chief in 1965. This edition limited to 100 copies; printed for his 80th birthday celebration. ISBN: B004WXO4EO.

    Near fine in stapled wrappers (papbrback). Wrappers slightly convex. In original 9 by 12 envelope stamped with same titling as appears on the cover. Signed by Stegner on the title page.

    Book ID: 182161
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  • Jean Huguenot by Benet, Stephen Vincent
    Benet, Stephen Vincent
    Jean Huguenot

    First Edition

    New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1923. 292 pages. A novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. ISBN: 281AIB1047551.

    First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a dust jacket with some loss to the spine head affecting text, and a damp stain on the verso visible on the cover and spine, with paper tape repairs on the jacket verso. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner on the front free endpaper. Advance copy with publisher's date-stamped bookplate and compliments card tipped in.

    Book ID: 262135
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