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  • EBERHART, Richard
    A BRAVERY OF EARTH

    Edition: First Edition

    1930: Cape. The correct first edition of this major poet's FIRST BOOK. Octavo, pale blue-grey cloth, spine lettered in black with no imprint. 128 pp. Spine sunned to beige, very light sunning to margins of covers; page edges yellowed; else a fine, jacketless copy. No tipped in errata slip. Wright A1a.

    Book ID: 20511
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  • SIBSON, Francis H.
    A BREEZE FROM THE BACKVELD

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Noel Doublas, 1926. Black cloth spine gilt lettered and light brown boards. 259 pp. Endpaper tanning from binding; partial cracks to inner hinges neatly repaired; 1/4 inch tear to top edge of front free endpaper; foxing to bottom page edges; else a VG, unopened jacketless copy. A collection of tales and sketches of South Africa. Three of his titles are in Bleiler, but not this one. Scarce.

    Book ID: 20252
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  • SWINNERTON, Frank
    A BROOD OF DUCKLINGS

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Doubleday, Doran and Gundy, 1928. Octavo. Maroon cloth, light green top page edges. Tiny sunned spot to spine, touch of rubbing to spine tips, else fine. Jacket has small hole to spine at author's name; tiny rubbed chips, nicks to edges; the pale green background of spine sunned to yellow; a VG attractive example otherwise. Made from sheets of the US edition. Uncommon edition, scarce in jacket.

    Book ID: 2621
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  • Swenson, May
    A CAGE OF SPINES

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Rinehart, 1958. Black cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Poetry. Author's second book.

    Book ID: 44684
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  • A CASE OF NEED by HUDSON, Jeffrey (pseud. of Michael Crichton
    HUDSON, Jeffrey (pseud. of Michael Crichton
    A CASE OF NEED

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Heinemann, 1968. Black boards. Ink private owner name at top margin of front free endpaper; tiny chip to top edge of half title leaf; page edges very lightly yellowed; else fine, flap price intact. Jacket has red spine sunned to pink; faint rubbing to panels; tiny nick to one outer corner; else fine. Crichton's only book under this pseudonym and his first book in hardcover, preceded by three paperback originals under his "John Lange" pseudonym. A medical thriller, the novel was the source of the 1972 film "The Carey Treatment", directed by Blake Edwards. A scarce book in either the British or American (New American Library, 1968) editions. It won an Edgar for Best First Novel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 6543
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  • A CASE OF SAMPLES. Poems 1946 - 1956. by AMIS, Kinglsey
    AMIS, Kinglsey
    A CASE OF SAMPLES. Poems 1946 - 1956.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Gollancz, 1956. Black cloth. Short soft crease to lower margin of front free endpaper, else a fine copy, no owner names. Cream jacket lacks top half inch of spine with loss of "A" in title; closed tears and slight rubbing to foot of spine; two inch closed tear to upper spine fold of rear panel; light soiling; generally VG in appearance. Uncommon book.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 3564
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  • ADLER, Betty, compiler [H.L. MENCKEN].
    A CENSUS OF VENTURES INTO VERSE. Census of Copies. Second Edition, Revised and Englarged.

    Baltimore: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1972. Second edition, revised (first was in 1965). Octavo, red card covers with white panel printed in tan to front cover. 22, [2] pp, stapled. Fine copy. At the time, 42 copies of the original 100 issued could be located. Includes an analysis at rear by John S. Van E. Kohn.

    Book ID: 13120
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  • BOLD, Alan
    A CENTURY OF PEOPLE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Academy Editions, 1971. Tall octavo. [25] pp, sewn, in pictorial card covers with dust jacket. Text printed on light blue paper. Fine copy. Jacket a bit rubbed, with short edge tears, VG otherwise. An edition of 300 copies, this is #30 of 50 copies signed by the author. Poetry by the Scottish poet, journalist, socialist, souse, friend and biographer of Hugh MacDiarmid. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 8446
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  • MILLER, Henry and John W. Bagnole
    A CERTAIN KIND OF MADNESS!! Henry Miller and The Bibliography of Primary Sources.

    Edition: First Edition

    Ann Arbor, MI: Roger Jackson, 1993. Trade edition of 250 copies, red card covers, stapled, [32] pp. A fine copy. Reprints Miller's introduction to the Jackson and Shifreen HM bibliography and adds an essay "The Colossus of Brooklyn" by John W. Bagnole. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 21313
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  • HEATH-STUBBS, John
    A CHARM AGAINST THE TOOTHACHE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Methuen, 1954. Small octavo, yellow boards, pp 47. Light foxing to first few leaves, bit of foxing to page edges and to upper edge of covers, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has a skinned spot to lower outer corner of front panel, spine very lightly darkened, else fine, flap price intact. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 38463
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  • NEWNHAM, Anthony (Kenneth Hopkins)
    A CHECK-LIST OF KENNETH HOPKINS

    Edition: First printing

    Austin: Humanities Research Center / University of Texas, 1961. Inscribed by Author; pp 12, stapled in light blue card covers. Edition of 400 copies. Slight sunning to inner margins and spine fold, else fine. Inscribed by Hopkins to a U of Texas professor in 1961. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 50609
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  • BLOCH, Ariel
    A CHRESTOMATHY OF MODERN LITERARY ARABIC

    Wiesbaden (Germany): Otto Harrassowitz, 1974. Light yellowing to spine and text paper; damp stain to rear cover and to fore edges of later leaves (very little margin penetration); VG otherwise. Introduction is in English, main text in Arabic. ; Porta Linguarum Orientalium; Octavo

    Book ID: 54410
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  • Snow, C.P.
    A COAT OF VARNISH (proof copy)

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Scribner's, 1988. Advance uncorrected proof in lime green non-pictorial card covers, of the first US mass market paperback edition (hardcover first was in 1979). Very nearly fine. Last novel in his lifetime (d. 1980), it was a nominee for the 1979 Edgar for best mystery novel.; Octavo

    Book ID: 25807
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  • Snow, C.P.
    A COAT OF VARNISH (proof copy)

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: NY: Scribner's, no date (1979). Advance uncorrected proof in orange non-pictorial card covers, gauze-coated backstrip. Fine copy. Last novel in his lifetime (d. 1980), it was a nominee for the 1979 Edgar for best mystery novel. Scarce in this advance format

    Book ID: 25808
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  • WINSLOW, Pete, 1934-72
    A DAISY IN THE MEMORY OF A SHARK: poems 1970-71

    Edition: First printing

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1973. Squarish 16mo, card covers. Fine copy. Pocket Poems Series Number 31. A posthumous collection of surrealist poetry. Last book of this writer sometimes associated with the beats. He died at age 37, A scarce book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 47166
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  • A DANCER IN DARKNESS by STACTON, David
    STACTON, David
    A DANCER IN DARKNESS

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Pantheon, 1962. Cloth & boards. Crease at top of spine, else a fine copy. Pink jacket has a crease at head of very lightly yellowed spine, tiny edge nick, else fine, flap price intact. A novel of, Giovanna d Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi, previously treated by John Webster in his 17th century play.

    Book ID: 46775
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  • A DARK LANTERN: a story with a prologue by ROBINS, Elizabeth ["C.E. Raimond"]
    ROBINS, Elizabeth ["C.E. Raimond"]
    A DARK LANTERN: a story with a prologue

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1906. Green cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated in blind, in beige boards decorated in green and lettered in black, the boards impressed to look like wood. pp (6), 400, (4, ads), [6]. Page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; sparse minor soling in text; soft bump to lower inner corners thoughout; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, in an interesting trade binding. Invoives "a heroine who declines a morganatic marriager to a German prince, only to take a rest cure and marry her tyrannical doctor, with whom she finally achieve a successful marriage. The analysis of the power relations in the doctor-patient relationship is of special…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1906. Green cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated in blind, in beige boards decorated in green and lettered in black, the boards impressed to look like wood. pp (6), 400, (4, ads), [6]. Page edges yellowed; bit of wear to outer corners of boards; sparse minor soling in text; soft bump to lower inner corners thoughout; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, in an interesting trade binding. Invoives "a heroine who declines a morganatic marriager to a German prince, only to take a rest cure and marry her tyrannical doctor, with whom she finally achieve a successful marriage. The analysis of the power relations in the doctor-patient relationship is of special interest" - Kemp et al, Edwardian Fiction. Noted feminist author and actress, born in Kentucky before emigrating to England. UK edition was in 1905.; Octavo

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    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 40115
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  • BURTON, Percy
    A DAY DREAM IN JAPAN.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Luce, 1916. Octavo, [2], 63 pp. White cloth spine with blue cloth label, blue cloth sides decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, decorated Japanese paper endpapers. Light soiling to the white cloth spine and front cover; damp stain to lower inner corner of front cover and foot of spine; slight toning to text paper; else fine, no owner names. Laid in is a printed "with compliments" slip from the author. A "poem-play" in three scenes. Author was a theatrical manager for Wilson Barrett, Sir Henry Irving, and Sir Herbert Tree, and others. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 20020
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  • McLAREN, Moray
    A DINNER WITH THE DEAD and other Stories

    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh: Serif Books, 1947. 12mo, stuff card covers with attached light blue jacket. Page edges yellowed; jacket has mild soiling, lightly yellowed spine, front cover a little bowed, VG otherwise. First book from this publisher. A secondary issue, trimmed down, the jacket lettering on front cover touching the fore edge. 15 short stories, some criminous. In Hubin. Scottish author. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 40933
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  • KELMAN, James
    A DISAFFECTION

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1979. Olive boards. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, text paper yellowed as always (made from UK sheets); small bump to lower outer corners of covers, else VG in VG price-clipped jacket. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53974
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