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THE JOY LUCK CLUB

THE JOY LUCK CLUB

by Tan, Amy

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. First Edition. The author's first book, an enormous publishing success and basis for the 1993 film directed by Wayne Wang. First Printing. Octavo; gray and aquamarine paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; 288pp. Trivial wear along spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is the First Issue, with Canadian price of $26.50 to front flap and publisher's imprint in box at base of rear flap; unclipped, with pinpoint rubbing to corners and a faint vertical crease to front flap - Near Fine.
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SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

by Tan, Amy

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Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2005. First Edition. Handsome edition of the author's fifth novel. Limited Issue, one of 1,450 numbered copies signed by the author, this being copy no.1,168. Octavo (23.5cm); full dark teal leather, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and covers; silk endpapers; all edges gilt; xviii,474,[4]pp. A Fine, unread copy, with the publisher's card and signed COA laid in.
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AUTOBIOGRAFIA: CUENTOS

AUTOBIOGRAFIA: CUENTOS

by Taracena, Alfonso

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Mexico: Ediciones Botas, 1933. First Edition. Partly an autobiography, and partially a collection of short stories from the highly-regarded Mexican historian and journalist - a leading author on the Madero Revolution. Front wrapper exquisitely illustrated in the art deco style, featuring a pastiche of palm fronds, waves, and a topless mermaid. Uncommon, particularly in this condition. Octavo; beige wrappers, with titling and decorations printed in navy blue, green, and silver inks; 190pp, [1]; text is in Spanish. Hint of toning to spine, with some trivial wear to right edge of front wrapper, else a fresh, Fine copy with the signatures uncut.
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SHEPHERDS OF THE MIST

SHEPHERDS OF THE MIST

by Tate, James

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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969. First Trade Edition. First Printing, wrappered issue, one of 300 copies (this one unsigned). Octavo (23.5cm); pictorial card wrappers with French flaps, stapled; [10],11-33,[3]pp. Hint of sunning to spine, faint trace of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else very Near Fine. A slim collection of poems, several of which first appeared in the pages of Blake Studies, Kayak, Poetry (Chicago), Tri-Quarterly, Stony Brook Poetry Journal, and Atlantis. Morrow & Cooney 70a.
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MEMOIRS: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY JOURNEY IN SCIENCE AND POLITICS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

MEMOIRS: A TWENTIETH-CENTURY JOURNEY IN SCIENCE AND POLITICS - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED

by Teller, Edward

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Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 2001. First Edition. Handsome copy of this memoir by the Hungarian-American theoretical physicist. Limited Issue, one of 1,225 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.718. Octavo (24.25cm); full gray leather, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and covers; silk endpapers; all edges gilt; xii,628pp. Fine and unread, with the publisher's notes card and signed COA loosely laid in.
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VANITY FAIR: A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

VANITY FAIR: A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

by Thackeray, William Makepeace (novel); Thayer, Lee (cover design)

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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1893. Handsome edition of Thackeray's well-loved satirical novel of early 19th-century British society. Basis for numerous film adaptations, most recently Mira Nair's 2004 film starring Reese Witherspoon. First One-Volume Edition by Crowell. Octavo (21cm); emerald green cloth, with titling and peacock feather motif stamped in gilt and blue on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; engraved frontispiece and illustrated title page, with 16 plates of illustrations; vi, 342pp. Decorative gift bookplate (unfilled) of the Harriet Brown Hatton Memorial Circulating Library to front endpaper, with partial ownership label of Mr. Horace B. Hatton applied upside down to rear pastedown; base of spine gently nudged, else a tight, Fine copy, with the decorative elements bright and unrubbed.
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ORIGINAL SHOW FLYER FOR DEVO & THE AVENGERS AT MABUHAY GARDENS

ORIGINAL SHOW FLYER FOR DEVO & THE AVENGERS AT MABUHAY GARDENS

by DEVO; The Avengers

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San Francisco: Dirksen-Miller, 1977. An original show flyer for DEVO and The Avengers, headlining at Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco (September 11, 1977). Offset lithograph printed in black & white on medium weight paperstock. An exceptionally well-preserved flyer reproducing a photo of the band taken by James Stark, the legendary photographer who began documenting the punk scene in San Francisco in the late 70's. A Near Fine example, with a few unobtrusive staple and tack holes visible mostly on the verso.
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V.S. NAIPAUL: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS WORK - WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE LAID IN
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V.S. NAIPAUL: AN INTRODUCTION TO HIS WORK - WITH SIGNED BOOKPLATE LAID IN

by Theroux, Paul

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1972. First Edition. Glowing critical volume on the work of the late Trinidadian Nobel Prize-winner, by his then-literary protégé Theroux. First Impression. Octavo (22.25cm); blue paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 144pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced £1.95 net).
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SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: TRAVELS & DISCOVERIES 1964-1984 - INSCRIBED TO V.S. NAIPAUL

SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: TRAVELS & DISCOVERIES 1964-1984 - INSCRIBED TO V.S. NAIPAUL

by Theroux, Paul

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First Edition. Superb association copy of this key volume of Theroux's travel writing, inscribed to Nobel Prize-winner V.S. Naipaul. Among the many pieces here, Theroux includes the story of how he met Naipaul in 1966, while working as a lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda (pp.91-100) - the beginning of a decades-long friendship, before either author enjoyed literary renown. The two had an unpleasant (and very public) falling out in 1997, after Theroux received a bookseller's catalog in which he found for sale several of his own books he had inscribed to Naipaul and his first wife, Patricia. They were sold off by Naipaul's second wife, Nadira Khannum Alvi, who responded in a rather hostile manner after Theroux faxed his friend. Portions of his 1998 book, Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents, seemed only to exacerbate the wedge that had come between them. After 15 years, the two finally made peace at the Hay Festival in 2011. First… Read more
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THE CRIMINAL

THE CRIMINAL

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Lion Books, 1953. First Edition. New. First Printing. A Near Fine, unread copy of Thompson's seventh paperback original. Very faint trace of rubbing to the extremities, along the center of the front hinge, and a tiny area at the crown of the spine. The yellow edgestaining is even, the interior is clean, and the artwork on both covers is free from creasing or wear. One of the more difficult of the earlier Thompson's to find in collectible shape, telling the story of an entire town conspiring against a teenage boy, falsely accusing him of rape and murder.
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THE KILL-OFF

THE KILL-OFF

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Lion Books, 1957. First Edition. A novel of murder, sex, and deception in a small New England town, and basis for Maggie Greenwald's 1989 directorial debut. First Printing. Octavo; illustrated wrappers, with wrap-around cover art by William Rose; yellow edge-staining; 192pp. Vertical crease along left edge of front wrapper, a few discreet stress creases, with some rubbing at the crown; Very Good+, with the yellow edge-staining quite bright.
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THE NOTHING MAN

THE NOTHING MAN

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Dell, 1954. First Edition. Thompson's twelfth paperback original, centered around a self-loathing alcoholic hiding a wartime disfigurement, who is willing to kill to keep his secrets. Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16cm); pictorial card wrappers; red edge-staining; [6],7-224pp. Hint of a forward lean, a few faint glue ridges at spine, with mild rubbing to wrappers and extremities; contents clean, with the edge-staining bright and even; Very Good+ or better.
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ROUGHNECK

ROUGHNECK

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Lion Books, 1954. First Edition. Thompson's ninth paperback original, a semi-autobiographical novel chronicling a string of rough-and-rowdy jobs the author held, along with his many near-criminal escapades. Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16.25cm); pictorial card wrappers; yellow edge-staining; [4],5-159,[1]pp. Light wear to extremities, and some very faint "spidering" to the glazing, else Very Good+ to Near Fine.
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NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER

NOTHING MORE THAN MURDER

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Hillman Periodicals, 1949. First Paperback Edition. Thompson's third novel, centered around a murderous plot by a small-town theater owner, his wife, and his lover. The Hillman edition precedes the more common Dell paperback by several years. Preceded by the hardcover first published by Harper & Brothers the same year. Octavo (16cm); illustrated wrappers; magenta edge-staining; 192pp. Vertical creasing to spine, pinpoint wear to extremities, with tanning to text edges and a few faint stress creases; Very Good+.
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AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

AFTER DARK, MY SWEET

by Thompson, Jim (novel); Johnson, Ray (cover art)

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New York: Popular Library, 1955. First Edition. Thompson's thirteenth paperback original, pairing an ex-boxer and an alcoholic woman who get tangled in a scheme to kidnap a wealthy kid. Basis for James Foley's 1990 film starring Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, and Bruce Dern. Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (17.5cm); illustrated wrappers; bright green edge-staining; [4],5-128pp. Trivial wear to extremities, faint stress creasing at lower left edge of front wrapper, else Near Fine, with creamy pages and bright, even edge-staining.
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CROPPER'S CABIN

CROPPER'S CABIN

by Thompson, Jim

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Second Edition
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New York: Pyramid Books, 1958. Second Edition. Very Good +. A Very Good+ copy. A few creases bit of light edgewear at the extremities, along the front hinge, and the spine ends. The edgestaining is a bit tanned, though the interior pages are white and clean. A bright, presentable copy with striking cover art by Clark Hulings, showing the main characters of the book in passionate embrace. Though published several years after the First Edition by Lion Books, copies of this edition are becoming equally difficult to find in presentable shape.
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RECOIL - INSCRIBED BY COVER ARTIST ROBERT A. MAGUIRE
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RECOIL - INSCRIBED BY COVER ARTIST ROBERT A. MAGUIRE

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Lion Books, 1956. Attractive copy of Thompson's third paperback novel, this printing issued three years after the first, in a taller format and with different cover art by Maguire. Despite the flaws, a spectacular copy with a particularly revealing note from one of the great illustration artists from the period. Hubin, p.402. Second Printing. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; 128pp. Generically inscribed by cover artist Robert A. Maguire on the title page. Light wear to extremities, a few faint stress creases, and two discreet closed punctures to center of rear wrapper, briefly affecting a few of the terminal pages; Very Good+. Together with a handwritten note by Maguire on card stock, which reads: "You will notice my signature is different on my newer covers. I copied the original signature from the old time sport cartoonist Willard Muller (proceeds with an example of Muller's signature). The model's name on the book cover is Madelin Mason, popular in the 1950's. I… Read more
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FURROW'S END: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT FARM STORIES - JIM THOMPSON'S COPY, SIGNED
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FURROW'S END: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT FARM STORIES - JIM THOMPSON'S COPY, SIGNED

by Thompson, Jim (contributor); Greenberg, David B. (editor)

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New York: Greenberg: Publisher, 1946. First Edition. Thompson's own copy of Greenberg's anthology of farm stories, "gathered for those kindred spirits who have a lasting love affair with Mother Earth." Contributions include stories by Tolstoy, Louis Bromfield, E.B. White, William Saroyan, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Jesse Stuart, O.E. Rolvaag, and others. It includes "Mr. Simpson Makes a Sale," an excerpt from Thompson's crime novel Heed the Thunder, also published by Greenberg in 1946, and hailed by the likes of Richard Wright, Millen Brand, and Louis Bromfield. Among 20th century American crime fiction authors, Thompson's signature is among the rarest; we note a single inscribed copy in the auction record (his 1972 paperback original Child of Rage), and can recall seeing fewer than a handful of other copies offered in the trade, most of them in similarly used condition. Provenance: Through the trade from Sharon Reed, Thompson's daughter and executor of his estate. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with… Read more
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POP. 1280

POP. 1280

by Thompson, Jim

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Greenwich, CT: Gold Medal / Fawcett Publications Inc, 1964. First Edition. Basis for Bertrand Tavernier's French language adaptation Coup de Torchon, starring Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, and Stéphane Audran - an interesting adaptation which transports the novel's corrupt sheriff in the American South of 1910 to 1930's French West Africa. Criterion 106; Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (18cm); illustrated wrappers; yellow edge-staining; [6],7-143,[1]pp. Light wear to wrappers, a few faint creases along spine, with faint forward lean, and a tiny loss to lower right corner of front wrapper; Very Good+.
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CROPPER'S CABIN

CROPPER'S CABIN

by Thompson, Jim

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New York: Lion Books, 1952. First Edition. Superior copy of Thompson's second paperback original, a novel surrounding the lives of an Okie sharecropper, his dim-witted and volatile son, and an attractive mixed-race girl. Hubin, p.393. First Printing, a paperback original novel. Octavo (16cm); illustrated wrappers; purplish-gray edge-staining; 159,[1]pp. Pinpoint wear to extremities, faint stress crease to lower left corner of rear wrapper, with some tanning to inner wrappers, text is fresh, with bright, even edge-staining; Near Fine.
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