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  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Wolfe, Tom
    Wolfe, Tom
    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    First Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. 416 pages. Wolfe's profile of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. ISBN: B01N3UMBZM.

    First edition (first printing). White cloth with multi-color lettering on the spine; cloth somewhat grubby and spotting to top of page block. A very good copy in an unclipped dust jacket with original $5.95 price; with wear to the edges and a superficial tear to the verso.

    Book ID: 246961
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories by Gass, William H.
    Gass, William H.
    In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories

    First Edition

    New York: Harper & Row, 1968. 206 pages. Five stories. The author's second book. ISBN: 9780060114688.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a dust jacket with light fading and toning to the spine. Minor edge wear and a small, faint stain on the fore-edge. Inscribed on the half-title page by the author to Donald Kaufmann, a book collector and professor in the English department at the University of South Florida: "In Sarasota, on June 16, 1977 from the heart of the country to the tail of the country, a work whose heart needs now a doctor -- but best wishes, Bill Gass."

    Book ID: 234251
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  • Lancelot by Percy, Walker
    Percy, Walker
    Lancelot

    First Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977. 257 pages. A novel set in modern times but brimming with references to the legend of King Arthur. ISBN: 9783868693140.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a dust jacket with very light sunning to the spine. With a few small stains to the page block. Inscribed by the author to a previous owner on the front free endpaper dated 1980.

    Book ID: 236159
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  • Borrowed Summer and Other Stories by Enright, Elizabeth
    Enright, Elizabeth
    Borrowed Summer and Other Stories

    First Edition

    New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc, 1946. 275 pages. A collecton of short stories for adults by the Newbery Award-winning children's author. ISBN: B003EMSR2O.

    First edition (first printing with an R in a circle on the copyright page). Near fine in a dust jacket with light fading to the spine.

    Book ID: 265238
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  • The Little Disturbances of Man by Paley, Grace
    Paley, Grace
    The Little Disturbances of Man

    First Edition

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1959. 189 pages. The author's first book. "Stories of women and men at love" -- from the jacket cover. ISBN: B00275P2LS.

    First edition (first printing). Gray cloth with orange Cupid illustration on the cover. Light bumps to bottom corners and spine head else a fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with a shade of toning to the spine and a very short tear to one corner.

    Book ID: 246464
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  • Castaway by Cozzens, James Gould
    Cozzens, James Gould
    Castaway

    First Edition

    New York: Random House, 1934. 181 pages. 5 by 7-1/2 inches. A novel of "spectral terror" (jacket flap) about a man roaming alone in a huge department store, questioning if he is the last living human on Earth. ISBN: 281AIB1046285.

    First edition (first printing). Black cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine; top edge stained dark green. Top corners lightly bumped, small scuff to the spine foot and adjacent bottom edge, and a small little stain on the bottom edge of the page block thus a near fine copy; in a dust jacket with mild toning to the spine and a faint tidemark on the spine foot.

    Book ID: 246461
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  • The Gawain-Poet: Notes on Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with Brief Commentary on Purity and Patience (Cliff's Notes) by Gardner, John
    Gardner, John
    The Gawain-Poet: Notes on Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, with Brief Commentary on Purity and Patience (Cliff's Notes)

    First Edition

    Lincoln, NE: Cliff's Notes, 1967. 78 pages. Study notes the medieval Arthurian legends. An uncommon John Gardner book. ISBN: B0006E39XK.

    First edition (first printing per Lepper's Seventy-Five Modern American Authors, with a $1.00 price and publisher's ZIP code 68505). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Signed by the author on the title page and quite scarce thus.

    Book ID: 229805
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  • The Memory of Old Jack by Berry, Wendell
    Berry, Wendell
    The Memory of Old Jack

    First Edition

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc, 1974. 223 pages. The third novel in the Port William series. ISBN: 9780151588657.

    First edition (first printing). A few light spots to the top of the page block thus a near fine copy in a dust jacket with a crease to one corner of the cover.

    Book ID: 245190
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  • Annette by Caldwell, Erskine
    Caldwell, Erskine
    Annette

    First Edition

    New York: New American Library, 1973. 170 pages. A novel by the author of God's Little Acre and Tobacco Road. ISBN: B0006C9TH2.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a price-clipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the half-title.

    Book ID: 266041
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  • The Secret Journey by Hanley, James
    Hanley, James
    The Secret Journey

    First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1936. 569 pages. The second of five novels in the Furys Chronicles. ISBN: B003469XGO.

    First edition (first printing). Cloth a bit toned and faded at the spine and edges, and a tide mark to the rear panel thus a very good copy in a dust jacket with a creased tear to the rear panel repaired with clear (but aged) tape on the verso. News clipping with the book review from the 1936 New York Herald laid in.

    Book ID: 265489
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  • The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg by Bromfield, Louis
    Bromfield, Louis
    The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg

    First Edition

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1928. 314 pages. An early novel by the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ISBN: 281AIB1045327.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in printed orange dust jacket with color-faded spine and a few small chips and tears to the edges. Inscribed by the author on a bookplate on the front free endpaper: "all the best of everything from Louis Bromfield" dated 1928.

    Book ID: 236034
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  • Stoker Bush by Hanley, James
    Hanley, James
    Stoker Bush

    First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1935. 308 pages followed by [4] pages of publisher ads. A novel. Printed in an edition of 2500 copies. ISBN: B0006DAVLO.

    First edition (first printing). Bound in dark green and black mottled cloth. A near fine copy in a dust jacket with long tear to the rear flap fold repaired on the verso with paper tape; minor loss to spine head not affecting text. Gibbs, James Hanley: A Bibliography A15a.

    Book ID: 265514
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  • The Riddle of the Fly & Other Stories by Enright, Elizabeth
    Enright, Elizabeth
    The Riddle of the Fly & Other Stories

    First Edition

    New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1959. 184 pages. A collecton of short stories for adults by the Newbery Award-winning children's author. ISBN: B0006AW4D0.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Previous owner's name on front paste down.

    Book ID: 265240
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  • The Last Voyage by Hanley, James
    Hanley, James
    The Last Voyage

    First Edition

    London: Joiner & Steele, Ltd. for William Jackson Ltd, 1931. 73 pages. One of 550 copies signed by the author, of which 500 were for sale. Frontispiece by Alan Odle; foreword by Richard Aldington. "Being No. 5 of the Furnival Books.". ISBN: B00085D6TY.

    First edition (first printing). Bound in green buckram with gold lettering. Light, uneven fading thus a near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Publisher's errata slip bound in at title page. Signed by the author on the limitation page. Copy number 33. Gibbs A4a.

    Book ID: 265254
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  • The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Pancake, Breece D'J
    Pancake, Breece D'J
    The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

    First Edition

    Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1983. 178 pages. Twelve short stories, six of which had been previously published in the Atlantic. Foreword by James Alan McPherson. Afterword by John Casey. ISBN: 9780316690126.

    First edition (first printing). Spotting to top edge of the page block else a fine copy in a dust jacket with light fading to spine.

    Book ID: 265576
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  • Elder Conklin by Harris, Frank
    Harris, Frank
    Elder Conklin

    First Edition

    New York: Macmillan and Co, 1894. 277 pages. The author's first book. ISBN: 281AIB1045609.

    First edition (first printing). Olive cloth with bright gilt spine and cover. A near fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket. Light wear to the edges with minor offsetting to rear endpapers. A nice, square copy.

    Book ID: 238304
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  • Pillar of Salt by Epstein, Seymour
    Epstein, Seymour
    Pillar of Salt

    First Edition

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960. 254 pages. "A novel about a marriage threatened by an excess of love," from the dust jacket. The author's first book. ISBN: B0023XMTIS.

    First edition (first printing). Spine a bit pushed else near fine in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 231068
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