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THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP by HARTE, BRET

HARTE, Bret. THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP, AND OTHER SKETCHES. Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1870. Small 8vo., original plum cloth. First Edition. Signed presentation from Harte on a preliminary blank page: "To Mr. Wm. B. Blackwell with compliments of Bret …

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$20000.00


THE BIG SLEEP by CHANDLER, Raymond

Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. CHANDLER, Raymond. THE BIG SLEEP. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. Small 8vo., brown cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Basis for the 1946 movie, starring Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe. The movie script, based o…

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$8500.00


BOYLE'S MORAL PICTURES; OR POOR RICHARD ILLUSTRATED. BEING LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG AND THE OLD, ON INDUSTRY, TEMEPERENCE, FRUGALITY, & CC. BY THE LATE DR. BENJ. FRANKLIN by FRANKLIN, Benjamin

Manchester: Bancks & Co, 1790. Manchester: Bancks & Co., no date but circa 1790. Small 8vo., beautiful black full-morocco leather, ornately stamped in gilt; gilt-tooled inner dentelles & marbled endpapers; folded sheet has been backed with li…

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$8000.00


A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE

New Directions, 1947. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. NY: New Directions, [1947]. Tall 8vo., pictorial purple boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Williams and actress Jessica Tandy on the front endpaper. Only a mere 5,080 cop…

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$7500.00


OF HUMAN BONDAGE by MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET

1915. MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. OF HUMAN BONDAGE. London: William Heinemann, [1915]. Small 8vo., blue-green cloth, stamped in gilt. First English Edition. Signed presentation from Maugham on front black page: "For Ingle Barr, This is a novel, not an au…

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$7000.00


GOD'S LITTLE ACRE by CALDWELL, ERSKINE

1933. CALDWELL, Erskine. GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. NY: Viking, 1933. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation from Caldwell on half-title page: "To Stuart Wright [two illegible words] Erskine Caldwell, July, 1982." Nea…

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$5000.00


SKETCHES by TWAIN, Mark

Slemin & Higgins, 1880. TWAIN, Mark. [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]. SKETCHES. [Toronto, Canada]: Slemin & Higgins, 1880. 12mo., terra-cotta cloth, with cover & spine titles stamped in gilt; 319 pages. First Canadian Edition. "Now First Publ…

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$4500.00


RABBIT, RUN by UPDIKE, John

1960. UPDIKE, John. RABBIT, RUN. NY: Knopf, 1960. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket. First Edition- only 10,000 copies were printed. This copy in the earliest dust jacket with the unattributed, 16-line blurb on the front flap of the dust jacket. S…

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$4500.00


KEY LARGO by ANDERSON, MAXWELL

1939. ANDERSON, Maxwell. KEY LARGO. Washington, D.C.: Anderson House, 1939. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Basis for the 1948 Academy Award winning movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. …

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$4500.00


THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE by HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST-TABLE. Boston: Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1859. 8vo., embossed terra-cotta cloth, all edges gilt. First Edition, first issue, large paper issue. [BAL State A, with the illustrations present]. Si…

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$4500.00


THE JAZZ SINGER by RAPHAELSON, Samson

RAPHAELSON, Samson. THE JAZZ SINGER. NY: Brentano's, [1925]. Small 8vo., cloth & patterned boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Raphaelson on the front endpaper, and dated Christmas, 1925. Basis for the hit play, starring George Jesse…

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$4000.00


THE STRENGTH OF GIDEON AND OTHER STORIES by DUNBAR, Paul Laurence

Dodd, 1900. KEMBLE, E.W.. DUNBAR, Paul Laurence. THE STRENGTH OF GIDEON AND OTHER STORIES. Illustrations by E.W. Kemble. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900. 12mo., brown cloth stamped in gilt, white & black; 362 pages. First Edition. [BAL 4930]. Sign…

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$4000.00


THE TIN DRUM by GRASS, GUNTER

1962. GRASS, Gunter. THE TIN DRUM. Translated from the German by Ralph Manheim. NY: Pantheon, [1962]. 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First American Edition. Author's first novel. Signed by Grass on the half-title page. While copies of the American firs…

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$3500.00


THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE by IBANEZ, Vicente Blasco

IBANEZ, Vicente Blasco. THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE. (Los Cuatro Jinetes Del Apocalipsis). Translated From The Spanish of Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Authorized Translation by Charlotte Brewster Jordan. NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1919. 8vo., maroon f…

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$3500.00


UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS, THE FOLK-LORE OF OLD PLANTATION by HARRIS, Joel Chandler

D. Appleton and Company, 1881. HARRIS, Joel Chandler. UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS AND SAYINGS, THE FOLK-LORE OF THE OLD PLANTATION. With Illustrations By Fredrick S. Church and James H. Moser. NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1881 (copyright date is 1880). Small …

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$3000.00


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