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“WE ARE SPELL-BOUND, WE CANNOT CHOOSE BUT READ”: RARE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF WUTHERING HEIGHTS

BRONTE, Emily. Wuthering Heights. New York, 1848.

Extraordinarily important and rare first American edition (published less than five months after the virtually unobtainable London first edition) of Emily Brontë's passionate masterpiece. $15,000.

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“HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS”

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. London, 1850. Two volumes.

Important and preferred second edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems, containing the first appearance of her famous love poems to her husband, Sonnets from the Portuguese, which did not appear in the 1844 first edition of Poems. A lovely copy. $15,000.

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"I AM GOING AWAY FROM 'FREELANDS', AND FROM A DAILY COMPANIONSHIP WITH YOU"

STEPHENS, James. The Crock of Gold. London, 1912.

First edition of James Stephens’ masterpiece, inscribed to American Book Company President W.T.H. Howe's secretary: "To Edith Tranter: Dear Miss Tranter. Here am I going away from 'Freelands', and from a daily companionship with you which I am going sadly to miss. I shall remember you often; and, though you are surely the busiest person in the world, I hope you will remember me now and again when you have nothing better to do. Give, occasionally, my love to Larkspur: and when you & she turn your next fifty thousand miles break a flask of coca-cola on her bonnet in my name. Au revoir: James Stephens." $15,000.

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A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN, SIGNED BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

WOOLF, Virginia. Room of One's Own. New York and London, 1929.

Signed limited first edition, number 257 of only 492 copies signed by Woolf on the half title in her characteristic purple ink. $12,000.

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"LITTLE LAMB, WHO MADE THEE?"

BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence. Edmonton, 1885.

Limited edition of this beautiful and faithful reproduction in the original size and color of Blake's famous illuminated book, one of only 50 copies—this copy numbered "O" and one of only five reserved for review. With an autograph letter signed by the editor William Muir describing his labor of love in producing this facsimile, and with his inscription "To the Academy with compliments of the Editor" on the colophon. From the collection of novelist Hugh Walpole. $12,000.

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“IF ALL ELSE WERE LOST, RIP VAN WINKLE AND ICHABOD CRANE WILL LIVE FOREVER”

(IRVING, Washington). The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. New York, 1819-20. Seven parts.

Scarce first edition in original parts, all first printings, of Irving's Sketch Book, featuring "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and the first appearance of "Rip Van Winkle." $11,000.

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SIGNED BY EIGHT PIONEERS OF MANNED FLIGHT—A RARE COPY INCLUDING AMELIA EARHART'S SIGNATURE

MILLER, Francis Trevelyan. The World in the Air. New York and London, 1930. Two volumes.

Autograph limited first edition, number 40 of only 500 copies, signed by Miller and eight pioneers of aviation from France, the United States, Great Britain and Germany—Farman, Bleriot, Curtiss, Brown, Scott, Eckener, Dornier, and Earhart (rarely found)—illustrated with over 1200 photogravures of historic images selected by Francis Trevelyan Miller. $9000.

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“BOTTLED VELVET,” “ABSINTHE,” AND “RUM FLIP”

THOMAS, Jerry. The Bar-Tender's Guide [aka How to Mix Drinks]. New York, 1862.

First edition, third state, of the first drink manual published in the United States, prepared by the bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York, illustrated with numerous in-text wood-engravings, including a diagram of a still. $9000.

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“HIS RHYTHMIC SONG RINGS FOREVER IN THE AMERICAN AIR”

WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass. Camden, New Jersey, 1876.

"Author's Edition," one of 600 copies signed in ink on the title page by Walt Whitman, with two portraits of America's "good gray poet." $8800.

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"A WORK OF ART… OF ORIGINAL AND THEREFORE STRANGE BEAUTY": LIMITED EDITION OF KEW GARDENS, SIGNED BY BOTH VIRGINIA WOOLF AND HER SISTER, VANESSA BELL, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES

WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. London, 1927.

Scarce signed limited edition of this wonderful collaboration between Virginia Woolf and her sister, Vanessa Bell, number 88 of only 500 copies signed by both of them, in original pictorial boards. $8500.

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"THE WORLD'S FIRST CELEBRITY MIXOLOGIST" AND FATHER OF THE COCKTAIL"

ASHLEY, James. London Punch-House trade card. London, circa 1750.

Rare original 18th-century trade card of James Ashley, credited with creating the drink that would become the modern cocktail at the Punch-House in London in the 18th-century, fully engraved with a portrait of Ashley flanked by the Punch-House's iconic iron punch bowls. $8500.

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“IT IS DIFFICULT FOR A WOMAN TO DEFINE HER FEELINGS IN LANGUAGE WHICH IS MADE CHIEFLY BY MEN TO EXPRESS THEIRS”

HARDY, Thomas. Far from the Madding Crowd. London, 1874. Two volumes. First edition, one of only 1,000 copies printed, of Hardy's fourth novel and his first mature work, the most desired and sought after first edition of all fourteen Hardy novels. "Such a voice had not been heard in English literature since Shakespeare." $8200.

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INSCRIBED BY WALT WHITMAN, AND WITH A SIGNED ALBUMEN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH

WHITMAN, Walt. Two Rivulets. Camden, New Jersey, 1876.

First and only edition, second printing, boldly inscribed by him on the original albumen photograph portrait that serves as a frontispiece: “Walt Whitman born May 31, 1819,” and additionally inscribed on a tipped-in leaf to the widow of Whitman’s portraitist and one of his close friends: “Mrs Charles Hine from her friend the author.” $7800.

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"I AM GLAD YOU ARE PLEASED WITH THE DRAWINGS… I WILL GLADLY DO THE SAME IN YOUR "WINNIE-THE-POOH"

MILNE, A.A. Now We Are Six. London, 1927.

First edition, in original publisher's deluxe calf-gilt binding, with a 1930 tipped-in signed autograph letter written entirely in Ernest Shepard's hand on his personal home stationery expressing happiness that his correspondent enjoyed his most recent drawings; thanking him for sending a check; and committing to work on drawings related to Winnie-the-Pooh—possibly in his correspondent's copy of the book—after returning from a trip abroad. $6500.

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“PERHAPS BRITAIN’S MOST FAMOUS 20TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHER”

BRANDT, Bill. Night in London. London: 1938.

First edition in wrappers of Brandt’s renowned photobook, with 64 evocative black-and-white half-tone photographic plates of 1930s London at night, celebrating “the beauty of ordinary moments.” From the collection of award-winning photojournalist Peter Turnley. $6000.

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WALKER EVANS’ MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIOR,

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED TO ARNOLD CRANE

EVANS, Walker. Message from the Interior. New York, 1966.

First edition, presentation copy, inscribed to fellow photographer and noted collector, “Arnold Crane, from Walker Evans.” With 12 full-page photogravures from photographs of the American heartland made by Evans from 1931 to 1962. $6000.

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11:02 NAGASAKI, WITH PHOTOGRAVURE PLATESDEPICTING THE EFFECTS OF THE ATOM BOMB

TOMATSU, Shomei. 11:02 Nagasaki. Tokyo, 1966.

First edition of this important look at Nagasaki, with 119 black-and-white photogravure plates depicting the effect of the atom bomb. $6000.

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“A LOST WORLD OF STICKBALL AND BOARDWALKS”

DAVIDSON, Bruce. Brooklyn Gang. Santa Fe, 1998.

Signed limited first edition, number 9 of only 150 copies signed by Davidson, and one of only 50 to include a matted gelatin silver print of young men outside a tattoo parlor from the book, also signed by Davidson, in pencil on the verso, featuring 71 sheet-fed photogravure plates. $6000.

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ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES PRINTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS

DALE, T. F. Polo At Home And Abroad. London, 1915. Handsome deluxe limited edition, number 11 of only 100 copies printed for subscribers, illustrated with 53 full-page plates, including six beautiful tissue-guarded color halftone photoengravings mounted on heavy linen-texture paper, each reproduced from original watercolor drawings done especially for this work by noted sporting and animal painter, G. D. Armour. Also included are 40 plates of halftone photo-engravings and seven plates of heliogravure etchings. $5800.

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LIMITED FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF NOW WE ARE SIX, SIGNED BY MILNE AND SHEPARD

MILNE, A.A. Now We Are Six. New York, 1927.

Signed limited large-paper copy of the first American edition, number 168 of only 200 copies signed by both Milne and illustrator Ernest Shepard. A beautiful copy. $5800.

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SIGNED BY WILLIAM FAULKNER

FAULKNER, William. These 13. New York, 1931.

Signed limited first edition of the first collection of Faulkner’s stories, number 255 of only 299 copies signed by him, featuring the evocative “A Rose for Emily,” and “That Evening Sun”—“perhaps the most perfect story in the collection” (New York Times). $5500.

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"MONDAY OR TUESDAY MARKS THE REAL TURNING POINT IN WOOLF'S CAREER"

WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday. London, 1921.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's fifth book, bringing together in one volume for the first time eight early stories, five appearing in print for the first time, one of only 1000 copies printed, with cover design and four full-page woodcuts by Vanessa Bell, published by the Woolf's Hogarth Press. $5500.

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"A DAZZLING FIRST NOVEL": FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE FIRST NOVEL BY AUSTRALIAN PATRICK WHITE, AWARDED THE 1973 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

WHITE, Patrick. Happy Valley. New York, 1940.

First American edition of the award-winning first novel by White—"the first writer with Australian roots to be widely read abroad and the only Australian writer ever selected for the Nobel Prize"—issued by Viking's Ben Huebsch, famed publisher of Joyce and Lawrence, who became "the rock on which Patrick White's career was built," in original dust jacket. $5400.

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“IT IS A TERRIBLE THING, THIS KINDNESS… WE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO GIVE”

LEGUIN, Ursula K. Left Hand of Darkness. New York, 1969.

First hardcover edition of LeGuin’s award-winning book, “one of the three or four most influential science fiction novels of the last half-century”—a lyrical and challenging tale of politics, gender and love on an alien world, signed and dated by her on the title page, "Ursula K. LeGuin 5 X 85." $5200.

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“HE ELEVATED THE ACT OF PHOTOGRAPHY TO A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE”

ADAMS, Ansel. Signed poster for Images 1923-1974. Boston, 1981.

Striking original poster advertising the republication of Adams’ Images 1923-1974, signed by him at the bottom. $5000.

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SIGNED BY HARLAN ELLISON AND 11 SCIENCE FICTION LUMINARIES INCLUDING ASIMOV, BALLARD, ANDERSON, LEIBER, ZELAZNY, DELANY, POHL AND MORE

ELLISON, Harlan, ed. Dangerous Visions. Garden City, 1967.

First edition of this groundbreaking anthology of original science fiction, signed by the editor, renowned author Harlan Ellison, and additionally signed on the title page by 11 significant contributors: Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Poul Anderson, Frederik Pohl, R.A. Lafferty, Fritz Leiber, Robert Bloch, John Sladek, Norman Spinrad, Roger Zelazny and Samuel R. Delany. $5000.

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“IF IT WEREN’T FOR THE PEOPLE… THE WORLD WOULD BE AN ENGINEER’S PARADISE”

VONNEGUT, Kurt. Player Piano. New York, 1952.

First edition of Vonnegut's first novel, an "increasingly prescient," darkly humorous dystopia. $4500.

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ONE OF ONLY 99 COPIES SIGNED BY PABLO NERUDA AND THE ARTIST ZAÑARTU

NERUDA, Pablo; ZAÑARTU. La Rose Separee. Paris, 1972.

Signed limited first French edition of this lovely artist's book, a French translation of Pablo Neruda's long poem "La Rosa Separada," featuring six color gravures by Enrique Zañartu, number 20 of only 99 copies, signed by both Neruda and the artist on the limitation page. $4500.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN, INSCRIBED BY “BUFFALO” JONES AND ZANE GREY

GREY, Zane. Last of the Plainsmen. New York, 1908.

First edition, illustrated with 26 black-and-white photographic plates, inscribed by the book's subject: “With compliments of ‘The Last of the Plainsmen’, C.J. Jones” and by the author: “And the author Zane Grey.” $4500.

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“THE SIMPLICITY OF GREAT ART”

STETTNER, Louis. 10 Photographs. Paris and New York, 1949.

Limited first edition, number 30 of only 265 copies, of this revealing selection of ten Paris and New York street images by Brooklyn-born Louis Stettner—“consummate street photographer in the Cartier-Bresson tradition.” $4500.

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“MAN IS NOT MADE FOR DEFEAT”

HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Old Man and the Sea. WITH: Life Magazine, "Old Man and the Sea" New York, 1952.

First edition of Hemingway's classic story of Santiago and his epic battle with the marlin and the sharks, winning him the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and contributing to his award of the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature, accompanied by the Life magazine issue of September 1952 containing the tale's original appearance preceding publication of the book by one week. $4300.

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“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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“THE AGE WOULD SEIZE UPON SHELLEY”

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Posthumous Poems. London, 1824.

First edition, first issue, edited and with a preface by Mary Shelley, containing the first publication of much of Shelley's work, handsomely bound by Tout & Sons. One of fewer than 500 copies printed and fewer than 300 actually sold before Mary Shelley acquiesced to Shelley's father's demands to publish nothing more about his son during his own lifetime. $4200.

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“JUST ABOUT PERFECT, AND JUST MAGICAL IN THE WAY IT IS DONE” (EUDORA WELTY)

WHITE, E.B. Charlotte's Web. New York, 1952. First edition of one of the most delightful and beloved children's books of the 20th century, a cornerstone of any collection of modern children's literature. $4200.

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“POOR PEOPLE GET PASSED BY”

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret and CALDWELL, Erskine. You Have Seen Their Faces. New York, 1937.

Scarce soft-bound Modern Age edition (published same year as cloth-bound first), inscribed on the half title, “For Mr. Jack Meike, Cordially Margaret Bourke-White,” a pioneering classic with 75 deep photogravures of the Dust Bowl by Bourke-White and text by novelist Erskine Caldwell. $4200.

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“HITHER CAME CONAN, THE CIMMERIAN… TO TREAD THE JEWELED THRONES OF THE EARTH UNDER HIS SANDALED FEET”

HOWARD, Robert E. Conan series. New York, 1950-57. Together, seven volumes. First editions of all seven books about Conan—Robert E. Howard's iconic, foe-crushing sword-and-sorcery hero—published by Gnome Press, all in original dust jackets. $4200.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Tambourines to Glory. New York, 1958.

First edition of one of "Hughes' best plays and the crowning glory of his dramatic career," a key presentation/association copy boldly inscribed by Hughes in his trademark green ink, "Inscribed especially for Henry, Sincerely Langston, New York, August 14, 1962," with the bookplate of Henry Lee Moon, the NAACP's influential director of public relations during "its most turbulent years." $4200.

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“ONE OF THE GREATEST OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS”

SAUNDERS, Louise. The Knave of Hearts. New York, 1925. First edition of "one of the greatest of American illustrated books" (Porter, 84), the last and most lavish children's book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, with mounted cover design, pictorial endpapers, 14 full-page color plates, and nine in-text color illustrations. $4000.

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“…A LITTLE BOY AND HIS BEAR WILL ALWAYS BE PLAYING”

MILNE, A.A. House at Pooh Corner. London, 1928.

First edition of Milne's final Winnie-the-Pooh book, delightfully illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. A beautiful copy. $4000.

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“LITERATURE AND AMERICANA OF OUTSTANDING CONSEQUENCE”

DANA, Richard Henry, Jr. Two Years Before the Mast. New York, 1840.

First edition, second issue, of Dana's record of his maritime travels from Boston to San Francisco and back again in 1834-36, with a tipped-in autograph letter to a Mr. Wm H. Sweetser of Charlestown that reads: "I find a letter from you my dear lad, written last July, requesting my autograph. I very willingly send it to you, although I have so long neglected doing it. With great regard, Richd H. Dana. Boston, Nov 23rd/52." $3800.

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“THE MOST INTENSE AND POETIC OF ALL HER WORKS”: VIRGINIA WOOLF’S THE WAVES

WOOLF, Virginia. Waves. London, 1931.

First edition of Woolf's most experimental and ambitious novel, exploring "the fluidity of human personality," a handsome copy in the original dust jacket. $3800.

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FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO PROMINENT JOURNALIST AND PLAYWRIGHT BLANCHARD JERROLD, IN ORIGINAL CLOTH-GILT

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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“THE SPARK OF JOURNALISM THAT WOULD NEVER DIE”

EPARVIER, Jean. À Paris sous la botte des Nazis. Paris, 1944.

Limited first edition, number 940 of 1500 copies, published only three months after the Liberation of Paris, with over 225 black-and-white photogravures, many secretly documenting the Nazi-occupation of Paris from June 1940 to August 1944, with original book band laid in. $3800.

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INSCRIBED BY EDWARD STEICHEN

STEICHEN, Edward and SANDBURG, Carl. Family of Man. New York, 1955.

Early edition catalogue of this landmark show, inscribed on the title page, “To Frank Abrams, from my good neighbor [pollster] Elmo Roper and many best wishes, Edward Steichen,” featuring 503 rich photogravures. $3800.

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“A PHOTOGRAPH IS A SECRET ABOUT A SECRET”

ARBUS, Diane. Diane Arbus. Millerton, New York, 1972.

First edition, scarce first printing of this highly influential photobook of Arbus’ work, with 80 finely screened black-and-white photogravure plates, images “at once pitiless and engaged, tough and surprisingly tender… with the power to provoke and disturb” (Roth), in original dust jacket. $3800.

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“ONE OF THE FINEST CHILDREN’S FANTASIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

WHITE, Terence Hanbury. The Sword in the Stone. London, 1938. First edition of the original version of White's playful and profound tale of King Arthur's youth, illustrated with numerous linecuts by the author. $3600.

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"AT THE HEAD OF A TRADITION": FIRST EDITION OF RAY BRADBURY'S FIRST BOOK, DARK CARNIVAL

BRADBURY, Ray. Dark Carnival. Sauk City, Wisconsin, 1947.

First edition of Bradbury's scarce and important first book, in original dust jacket. $3500.

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“JOE HAD NOT BEEN A BOY AMONG BOYS FOR NOTHING”

LONDON, Jack. The Cruise of the Dazzler. New York, 1902.

First edition, first issue, one of the rarest of London’s early novels, with frontispiece and five full-page illustrations. A lovely copy. $3500.

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SCARCE FIRST EDIITON OF SAHEL. L’HOMME EN DETRESSE, INSCRIBED TO RALPH GIBSON,
PIONEERING PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF LUSTRUM PRESS

SALGADO, Sebastião. Sahel, l"homme en detresse. Paris, 1986.

First edition of Salgado’s profound photobook on famine in Africa, a rare association copy presented by Salgado to fellow photographer Ralph Gibson, who founded the maverick Lustrum Press, inscribed on the title page, “A Ralph Gibson, ces images de cette Afrique muertrie, amicalement. S. Salgado” [To Ralph Gibson, these images of this murderous death in Africa, with friendship], with over 95 compelling photogravures (many double-page). $3500.

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“THIS WORK READS MORE LIKE AN ADVENTURE”

COOK, James and KING, James. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. London, 1793. Four volumes.

Early abridged octavo edition of Cook’s third voyage, in search of the Northwest Passage, handsomely illustrated with a portrait frontispiece, 48 copper-engraved plates of native life in the Pacific Islands (including the folding "Death of Cook" plate), and two folding maps. $3500.

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KESEY, Ken. Sometimes a Great Notion. New York, 1964.

First edition, first issue, of Kesey’s second novel, movingly inscribed by him the same year his son Jed died in a Spokane hospital after a tragic accident, "For J— C—: Yes, J—, I remember you, and your daughter. Spokane is forever nailed to the wall of my memory, cracking the plaster, but the picture hangs, Ken Kesey 1984." $3400.

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“THE BRUTAL, VIGOROUS LIFE OF THE FAR NORTH”

LONDON, Jack. The Son of the Wolf. Boston and New York, 1900.

First edition, one of only 2028 first printing copies, of London's first book, his groundbreaking collection of nine tales set against the stark landscape of the Yukon, with frontispiece by Maynard Dixon, a lovely copy in original silver-stamped binding. $3300.

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"THE FINEST SERIES OF DETECTIVE NOVELS EVER WRITTEN BY AN AMERICAN"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John. Moving Target. New York, 1949.

First edition of the novel that launched Ross Macdonald's Lew Archer detective series, confirming his place “as a seminal writer in the field of modern American literature,” the only novel published under the early pseudonym of John Macdonald, the first Lew Archer novel to be adapted for the screen in William Goldman’s screenplay for the 1966 film Harper starring Paul Newman, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. $3200.

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"HIS LEW ARCHER SERIES IS A MONUMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO DETECTIVE LITERATURE"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Drowning Pool. New York, 1950.

First edition of Macdonald's second Lew Archer novel, confirming the signal influence of his California private detective in creating "a new literary standard for his genre" (New York Times), issued under the pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald. The basis for the 1975 film starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. $3200.

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"MACDONALD MASTERED THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE FORM": THE BARBAROUS COAST, SIGNED BY ROSS MACDONALD

(MILLAR, Kenneth) MACDONALD, Ross. Barbarous Coast. New York, 1956.

First edition of the first Lew Archer novel published under Kenneth Millar's best-known pseudonym of Ross Macdonald, signed by him as Ross Macdonald on the title page, a fine copy. $3200.

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FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST MICKEY MOUSE BOOK FOR A MASS AUDIENCE, 1931

DISNEY STUDIOS. Adventures of Mickey Mouse. Philadelphia, 1931. Beautiful first edition of only the second licensed Mickey Mouse book published—the first to be published for a national audience, and essentially the earliest obtainable Mickey Mouse title. $3200.

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INSCRIBED BY W. EUGENE SMITH

SMITH, W. Eugene. Japan—a chapter of image. Tokyo, 1963.

First edition of this photographic essay on Japan’s industrialization, inscribed by W. Eugene Smith on the title page: “To Jim, Well, here this one is—all crept over with errors and faults, and a few passable things, I’m learning.—Gene.” $3000.

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“HISTORY STALKS THE LANDSCAPE AT EVERY TURN”

FRIEDLANDER, Lee. American Monument. New York, 1976.

First edition of this comprehensive photographic work on public monuments, one of only 2000 copies, with 213 photogravure plates. $3000.

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"TO MAKE SATISFACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS OF PERSONS IT IS NECESSARY FOR ME TO LIKE THEM, TO ADMIRE THEM, OR AT LEAST TO BE INTERESTED IN THEM"

COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark. London; New York, 1913. First edition, with 33 tipped-in photogravure portraits of famous men, including Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Henri Matisse, W.B. Yeats, Henry James and many others. $2900.

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"MASTERPIECES OF MODERN FANTASY"

PEAKE, Mervyn. Gormenghast Trilogy: Titus Groan. WITH: Gormenghast. WITH: Titus Alone. London, 1946, 1950, 1959. Three volumes.

First editions of the three volumes of Peake's Gormenghast trilogy, "one of the masterpieces of fantasy, a breathtakingly vivid and incomparably stylish tour de force of the imagination," in lovely original dust jackets designed by Peake. $2800.

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“AHEAD A SHADOW-LINE WARNING ONE THAT THE REGION OF EARLY YOUTH, TOO, MUST BE LEFT BEHIND”

CONRAD, Joseph. Shadow Line. London and Toronto, 1917.

First edition of this autobiographical novel, based on Conrad’s 1888 first command. A lovely copy in the scarce original dust jacket. $2800.

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"A MAJOR AND GROUNDBREAKING WORK OF AMERICAN FICTION"

DOS PASSOS, John. Three Soldiers. New York, 1921.

First edition, first printing, of Dos Passos' controversial WWI work, one of America's greatest war novels, anticipating "by eight years the story that Hemingway would tell in Farewell to Arms," in first issue dust jacket. $2800.

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SHAKESPEARE IN HARLEM, INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Shakespeare in Harlem. New York, 1942.

First edition of Hughes' major book of poetry," a work of genuine talent and artistry," inscribed by him, "For D— J— Sincerely, Langston Hughes, New York, July 5, 1959." $2800.

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“CHOP SUEY WITH DANCING; CHOP SUEY WITHOUT DANCING”

(NEW YORK CITY) SHAW, Charles G. Nightlife: Vanity Fair's Intimate Guide to New York After Dark. New York, 1931.

First edition of this illustrated guide to the "city that never sleeps," with numerous line vignettes by Raymond Bret-Koch, in wonderful pictorial binding with scarce original dust jacket. $2800.

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HOSOE’S HUMAN BODY, INSCRIBED BY HIM

HOSOE, Eikoh. Human Body. Tokyo, 1982.

First edition of this collection of Hosoe’s works on the human form, with 94 full-page duotone photogravures, inscribed by him in Japanese on the title page. $2800.

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INSCRIBED BY HILLA BECHER TO PHOTOGRAPHER/PUBLISHER RALPH GIBSON

BECHER, Bernhard, BERND, Hilla and SANDER, August. Sander, Becher Exhibition Catalogue. Köln, 1980.

First edition of this major exhibition catalogue, the first photobook to link in one volume the images of Sander, and of Bernhard and Hilla Becher, a scarce presentation/association copy inscribed on the half title by Hilla Becher to leading photographer/publisher Ralph Gibson, “For Ralph, from Hilla,” with Gibson’s ownership stamp, featuring 60 handsome full-page duotones. $2800.

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BOLDLY SIGNED BY ROBERT FRANK

FRANK, Robert. Americans. New York—Zurich—Berlin, 1993. First Scalo edition of Robert Frank’s masterpiece, first published in France in 1958, signed on the half title by Frank, this handsome edition issued in association with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, which in 1994 honored Frank with “the first National Gallery exhibition devoted to a living photographer” (Looking In), containing Jack Kerouac’s introductory essay on his friend’s work, which first appeared in the 1959 American edition, with 83 full-page photogravures. $2800.

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“LISTEN: BILLY PILGRIM HAS COME UNSTUCK IN TIME”

VONNEGUT, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York, 1969. First edition of Vonnegut's masterpiece, his "most powerful novel," a modern classic of time travel, metaphysics and the morality—or lack thereof—of war. $2800.

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DELUXE LIMITED FIRST EDITION, WITH AN ORIGINAL GREENAWAY SKETCH

SPIELMANN, M.H. and LAYARD, G.S. Kate Greenaway. London, 1905.

Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 50 of 500 copies twice signed by the artist's brother John Greenaway and with an original matted sketch by Kate Greenaway. $2700.

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DICKENS, Charles. Mystery of Edwin Drood. London, 1870. Six parts (all published).

First edition in original parts of Dickens' last book, a tantalizingly incomplete murder mystery, illustrated with 14 engraved plates after designs by Luke Fildes and with the wrapper of Part VI in the earliest state. $2650.

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FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST DISNEY BOOKS, MICKEY MOUSE MOVIE STORIES, FEATURING DOZENS OF ILLUSTRATIONS AFTER EARLY DISNEY CARTOONS

DISNEY STUDIOS. Mickey Mouse Movie Stories. Philadelphia, 1931.

First edition of the second Disney hardcover publication, with stories and illustrations drawn from the popular Disney animated cartoons of the era and additional corner flipbook-style illustrations of Mickey and Minnie dancing, in original pictorial binding. $2600.

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“THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OF AMERICAN UTOPIAS”

BELLAMY, Edward. Looking Backward, 2000-1887. Boston, 1888.

First edition, first issue, of Bellamy's enormously successful utopian novel, a work that inspired the birth of a political party and "achieved a popularity which endured," in original cloth. $2600.

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FIRST EDITION OF VIRGINIA WOOLF’S FIRST NOVEL

WOOLF, Virginia. Voyage Out. London, 1915.

First edition of Woolf's first novel, praised by E.M. Forster as the signal work in which "her passion for truth is here already," one of only 2000 copies printed. $2600.

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PEDRO CHACON'S SURVEY OF CLASSICAL ROMAN DINING CUSTOMS, DE TRICLINIO, 1590 SECOND EDITION

(CHACON, Pedro) CIACCONIUS TOLETANUS, Petrus. De Triclinio. Heidelberg, 1590.

Second edition of this classic study of Roman dining habits, with four large in-text woodcuts depicting Roman feasts, and including relevant texts by classical authors such as Ovid, Terence, and Propertius. $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY BILL BURKE

BURKE, Bill. I Want to Take Picture. Atlanta, 1987.

First edition, one of only 1000 copies printed of Burke’s photographic account of his travels in Southeast Asia, inscribed on the title page: “For Norman. Bill Burke.” $2600.

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“THE FIRST WORK IN PHOTOFICTION”

MORRIS, Wright. The Inhabitants. New York and London, 1946.

First edition of this “first work in photofiction,” with 52 black-and-white photogravure plates of America at mid-century, an often haunting record of a people known by their imprint on the land. $2500.

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INSCRIBED BY WALLACE STEGNER

STEGNER, Wallace. Remembering Laughter. Boston, 1937.

First edition of Stegner’s prize-winning first book, inscribed on the title page by him, “For Eric, Wallace Stegner,” with laid-in publisher’s press material, in scarce original dust jacket. $2500.

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“CHILDLIKE WONDER REVERBERATING WITH MYSTERIOUS INTENSITY”

VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. The Polar Express. Boston, 1985.

First edition of Van Allsburg’s lushly illustrated, enchanting tale of childlike wonder and hope, winner of the 1986 Caldecott Medal, signed by the author-illustrator. $2500.

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“CERTAIN TO REVEAL UNSUSPECTED QUALITIES OF A SIMPLE MAN”

FAULKNER, William. Salmagundi. Milwaukee, 1932.

Limited first edition, number 364 of only 525 numbered copies, a scarce copy of this representative collection of Faulkner's early writing, and including a brief poem by Hemingway. $2500.

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"THE MOST GIFTED PROSE WRITER OF HIS GENERATION"

(YORKE, Henry) GREEN, Henry. Party Going. London, 1939.

First edition of Party Going, "Green's masterpiece" (New York Times Book Review), published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf's famed Hogarth Press, in original dust jacket by modernist artist John Banting, a splendid copy. $2500.

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"STORMED THE READING WORLD WITH ITS COMBINATION OF EXCITEMENT AND SENSATION"

BUCHAN, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps. Edinburgh and London, 1915.

First edition of one of the first modern spy novels, the basis for several celebrated BBC radio productions and three films, including one directed by Alfred Hitchcock. $2500.

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FIRST EDITION OF D.H. LAWRENCE’S WOMEN IN LOVE, ONE OF ONLY 1250 COPIES

LAWRENCE, D.H. Women in Love. New York, 1920.

Limited first edition, number 997 of 1250 copies, of this sequel to Lawrence's earlier controversial novel The Rainbow (1915), continuing to track the loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. $2500.

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SCARCE PRESENTATION FIRST EDITION OF THE MARTIAN WAY, INSCRIBED BY ISAAC ASIMOV

ASIMOV, Isaac. Martian Way. Garden City, 1955.

First edition of Asimov's important second story collection, a wonderful presentation copy inscribed on the title page by him, "To P— and P— with love and respect, respectively Isaac Asimov." $2500.

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"THE BEST NOVEL IN THE HARD-BOILED TRADITION… SINCE FAREWELL, MY LOVELY… AND POSSIBLY SINCE THE MALTESE FALCON"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Way Some People Die. New York, 1951.

First edition of one of the first Lew Archer novels in Ross Macdonald's award-winning series, published under his early pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald, widely considered "a genre classic," and praised on publication as a "subtle hard-boiled gem" (Saturday Review). $2400.

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B. TRAVEN'S FIRST NOVEL

TRAVEN, B. The Death Ship. New York, 1934.

First American (preferred) edition of B. Traven's gripping first novel, the first to be translated into English by the author, in original dust jacket. $2300.

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“ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

KERTESZ, Andre. Day of Paris. New York, 1945.

First edition of Kertész’s first book published in America, with 103 black-and-white photogravure plates (many double-page),featuring “some of Kertész’s most famous photos” (Roth), from the collection of acclaimed photojournalist Peter Turnley. $2300.

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“DON’T SHOOT ’TIL THE SUBJECT HITS YOU
IN THE PIT OF YOUR STOMACH”

MODEL, Lisette. Lisette Model. (Millerton, New York): 1979.

First trade edition of Model’s bold and extravagant photobook-“outrageous, hilarious and full of wild life” (Roth), with 51 dynamic photogravures (including 15 double-page). $2300.

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INSCRIBED BY RICHARD AVEDON

AVEDON, Richard. Autobiography. New York, 1993.

First trade edition of this impressive retrospective, boldly inscribed and dated by Avedon in the year of publication, “For Barry, Avedon 1993,” containing over 280 full-page and double-page plates in tritone black and white. $2200.

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BEAUTIFULLY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED RUBAIYAT, SIGNED BY POGANY, WITH A SIGNED ORIGINAL ETCHING, IN PUBLISHER’S DELUXE MOROCCO

(POGANY, Willy) KHAYYAM, Omar. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. London, 1930.

Signed limited edition, number 116 of only 750 copies printed for England (of a total edition of 1250 copies) signed by the artist, Willy Pogany. Splendidly illustrated, with an original etching signed by Pogany (a variant of the color-plate frontispiece), 12 full-page mounted color plates and numerous black-and-white text illustrations, including dozens of intricate etchings mounted as headpieces. Handsomely bound in the publisher’s deluxe morocco. $2200.

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ONE OF 100 BY MILNE, FRASER-SIMSON AND SHEPARD

MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). Teddy Bear and Other Songs. London, 1926. Signed limited first edition of the second collection of songs based on Milne’s beloved poetry for children, number 47 of only 100 copies signed by Milne, composer H. Fraser-Simson and illustrator E.H. Shepard. $2200.

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"MONUMENTAL… OUGHT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH THE BREWING INDUSTRY"

ARNOLD, John P. Origin and History of Beer and Brewing. Chicago, 1911.

First edition of Arnold's widely praised and comprehensive history of beer, spanning the prehistoric era through the late 18th century, a fine copy. $2200.

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“I KNOW YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY I LOVE YOU SO— YOU’RE UGH-LY!”

STEIG, William. Shrek! New York, 1990.

First edition, brightly illustrated by William Steig and inscribed on the illustrated flyleaf by him, "To B— from Bill Steig." $2200.

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“IF I SHOULD DIE, THINK ONLY THIS OF ME: THAT THERE’S SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD THAT IS FOR EVER ENGLAND”

BROOKE, Rupert. 1914 & Other Poems. London, 1915.

First edition of Brooke's important second book of verse, with frontispiece portrait, in rarely found first-issue dust jacket. $2200.

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“A MASTER STORYTELLER”

FOWLES, John. The Collector. Boston and Toronto, 1963.

First American edition of Fowles' highly acclaimed first published novel, printed same year as the first English edition, inscribed: "Gene Robertson with the author's —— wishes — John Fowles. San Francisco 21.xi.1969." $2200.

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“FOR SHEER VIRTUOSITY IN PROSE FAULKNER HAS NO AMERICAN RIVAL SINCE MELVILLE AND JAMES”

FAULKNER, William. Intruder in the Dust. New York, 1948.

First edition of Faulkner’s first novel published since 1940—“his stirring, very great chronicle” (New York Times). $2200.

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"MARKED A CHANGE IN CULINARY LITERATURE"

LINCOLN, Mary Johnson (Bailey). Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book. Boston, 1884.

First edition of Mrs. Lincoln's illustrated Boston cookbook, which "instantly became the standard kitchen companion," in original binding. $2200.

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THE ESSEX PRESS POEMS OF SHAKESPEARE

SHAKESPEARE. Poems. London, 1899.

Limited Essex House Press edition of Shakespeare, number 174 of only 450 copies, beautifully printed in black and red, with woodcut frontispiece of Venus and Adonis by Reginald Savage and numerous woodcut initial letters by William Harcourt Hooper. $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY WILLIAM STYRON

STYRON, William. Lie Down in Darkness. Indianapolis, 1951.

First edition of Styron's widely acclaimed first novel, inscribed by him, "To John, This difficult come-by [unclear] first edition is inscribed by the flattered author, with fond best wishes, Bill Styron, Westport 25 April 1959." $2200.

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INSCRIBED BY WALTER HAGEN

HAGEN, Walter. The Walter Hagen Story. New York, 1956.

First edition of the golfing legend's autobiography, inscribed and signed by him, "Golfingly, Walter Hagen," featuring 24 pages of photographs. $2200.

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“TO HIT BACK AT… THE TYRANNOUS HYPOCRISY OF MEN”: WOOLF’S SEQUEL TO A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN

WOOLF, Virginia. Three Guineas. London, 1938.

First edition of Woolf's Three Guineas, her important sequel to A Room of One's Own, in original dust jacket. $1900.

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DRINKS OF THE GAY NINETIES

ANONYMOUS. Drinks of the Gay Nineties. Attleboro Falls, MA, no date.

Interesting collection of 120 cocktail recipe cards, along with 25 blank cards, separated into six separate categories, each with its own cardstock container within the pictorial portfolio: gin drinks, brandy drinks, whiskey and rum drinks, egg drinks, punches, and miscellaneous drinks. $1850.

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SIGNED BY CORMAC MCCARTHY

MCCARTHY, Cormac. All the Pretty Horses. New York, 1992.

Special publisher's advance review copy—in original wrappers and sleeve—of the first edition of the first novel in McCarthy’s acclaimed “Border Trilogy,” winner of the National Book Award, signed by the author. $1800.

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“ONE OF THE POSTWAR ERA’S LEADING AMERICAN WRITERS”

CAPOTE, Truman. Other Voices, Other Rooms. New York: 1948.

First edition of Capote’s first novel, with the provocative and controversial Halma photograph of Capote on the rear panel of the scarce original dust jacket. $1800.

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“I KNOW THE BOTTOM, SHE SAYS.I KNOW IT WITH MY GREAT TAP ROOT”

PLATH, Sylvia. Ariel. London, 1965.

First edition of Plath's posthumous collection, including famous poems such as Daddy, Lady Lazarus, and the title work, a "startlingly powerful poem written in October 1962, less than six months before her suicide in February 1963." $1800.

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INSCRIBED COPY OF ROBERT DOISNEAU’S INSTANTANÉS DE PARIS

DOISNEAU, Robert. Instantanes de Paris. Paris, 1955.

First edition of Doisneau’s beloved Paris, inscribed on the half title, “A Monsieur Norton Wood, avec les respectueux homages de Robert Doisneau,” with 148 rich photogravures of Parisians and preface by Blaise Cendrars. $1800.

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“THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF ALL HUMANITY”

STRAND, Paul and ZAVATTINI, Cesare. Un Paese. Torino, 1955.

First edition of this scarcest of all Strand titles, beautifully illustrated with many in-text and full-page gravure prints. $1800.

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"THE FINEST WRITER OF 'HARD-BOILED' DETECTIVE STORIES SINCE DASHIELL HAMMETT"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MACDONALD, John Ross. Ivory Grin. New York, 1952.

First edition of the "best of the early Lew Archer novels" by Ross Macdonald, published by Knopf under his early pseudonym of John Ross Macdonald. $1800.

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FIRST EDITION OF MODESTY BLAISE, INSCRIBED BY PETER O'DONNELL TO AN EXPERT ON BRITISH SPY NOVELIST LEN DEIGHTON

O'DONNELL, Peter. Modesty Blaise. London, 1965.

First edition of this cult classic starring Modesty Blaise, "the sexy, resourceful action hero who was a distaff answer to James Bond" (New York Times), inscribed to a recognized authority on spy novelist Len Deighton: "To Edward Milward-Oliver with my best wishes. Peter O'Donnell. September 1980." $1750.

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“ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN A GREAT WRITER AND A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER EVER PUBLISHED”

HUGHES, Langston and DECARAVA, Roy. Sweet Flypaper of Life. New York, 1955.

First edition of this landmark collaboration between Hughes and DeCarava, the preferred softcover edition, containing Hughes’ lyrical text and 141 engaging photogravures by DeCarava. $1750.

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VINTAGE SPORTS BIOGRAPHIES SIGNED BY MANTLE, MUSIAL, UNITAS, PATTERSON AND OTHERS

FITZGERALD, Ed, et al. Sport Magazine Library. New York, 1960-62. Together, 16 volumes. First editions of 15 vintage paperback biographies from the “Sport Magazine Library” of iconic athletes, with volumes signed, usually across the color photographic front wrapper, by Johnny Unitas, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Floyd Patterson, Warren Spahn, Paul Hornung and Johnny Lattner. $1750.

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MIDNIGHT COWBOY, INSCRIBED BY JAMES HERLIHY

HERLIHY, James Leo. Midnight Cowboy. New York, 1965.

First edition of Herlihy’s much anticipated second novel, a presentation copy inscribed by him in the year of publication: “Charles E. Castellanos—Con mucho gusto en conocerle. James Herlihy. Dallas Oct 6, 1965.” Herlihy’s novel was the basis for the 1969 Oscar-winning film. $1700.

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THREE VOLUMES FROM IL VESPRO'S FAMED "IN BOCCA" SERIES—SICILY, TUSCANY AND SARDINIA—IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL CARDBOARD BINDINGS

(ITALIAN COOKERY) ROMANO, Franca Colonna; BUTAZZI, Grazietta; DEPLANO, Francesco. Sicilia in Bocca. WITH: Toscana in Bocca. WITH: Sardegna in Bocca. Palermo, 1974, 1977, 1979.

First editions of these richly illustrated looks at traditional fare from Sicily, Tuscany, and Sardinia, from the renowned "In Bocca" series, with English translations provided for each recipe, in characteristic pictorial cardboard covers. $1600.

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"IF YOU'RE GOING TO STOP A BAND PLAYING EVERY TIME SOME ONE HAS AN ACCIDENT, YOU'LL LEAD A VERY STRENUOUS LIFE"

MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party. London, Bombay, Sydney, 1922.

First edition of this powerful collection of short stories. $1600.

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“AN ARTIST OF RARE TALENTS, BOTH IN HUMOUR AND PATHOS”

CRUIKSHANK, George. Comic Almanack. London, circa 1871. Two volumes.

Later edition, with hundreds of illustrations, some folding, and humorous pieces by Thackeray, Mayhew, and others. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. $1600.

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“I AM BEGINNING MY AGONY IN THE GARDEN AND THERE ARE TOO MANY WORDS, AND TOO MANY THINGS TO PUT INTO WORDS”

DURRELL, Lawrence. The Black Book. Paris, 1938.

First edition of Durrell's first major work, "a wild, passionate, brilliantly gaudy and flamboyant extravaganza… richly obscene, energetically morbid, very often very funny indeed" (Philip Toynbee), in original wrappers. $1600.

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“THE HEIGHTS OF THIS SPLENDID BARRIER ARE INACCESSIBLE TO MAN”

(INDIA) WHITE, George Francis. Views in India, Chiefly Among the Himalaya Mountains. London & Paris, 1838.

Early edition, illustrated with an engraved title page vignette and 37 evocative full-page steel-engraved views of Indian mountain scenes, villages and temples, seven of which were drawn for engraving, from White's original sketches, by J.M.W. Turner. $1600.

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“A SAGA OF HARD PHYSICAL WORK IN CONFLICT WITH NATURAL FORCES”

KIPLING, Rudyard. Captains Courageous. London, 1897.

Preferred first English edition of Kipling’s richly detailed tale of American deep-sea fishing and faith in hard work, with frontispiece and 21 illustrations by I.W. Taber. A lovely copy. $1500.

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SIGNED BY BACIGALUPI

BACIGALUPI, Paolo. The Windup Girl. San Francisco, 2009.

First edition of Bacigalupi's stunning first novel—winner of the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell and Locus awards—signed by him on the title page. $1500.

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SIGNED BY ERNEST SHEPARD

(SHEPARD, Ernest H.) MILNE, A. A. Winnie-the-Pooh. New York, 1961.

Later signed limited edition of the second book in Milne's "Pooh Quartet," the first signed limited edition with color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, number 115 of only 300 copies signed by Shepard, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt-tooled vignette of Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh on the front cover. $1500.

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"ESTABLISHED HIM AS ONE OF HIS GENERATION'S RANKING TRAVEL WRITERS"

CHATWIN, Bruce. In Patagonia. London, 1977.

First edition of Chatwin's award-winning first book that revolutionized travel writing in "its originality and its brilliance" (Paris Review), with illustrations not included in the later American edition, in original dust jacket. $1500.

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“IN THE FRENCH METROPOLIS, WITHER SO MANY VOTARIES OF THE SMILING GODDESS RESORT”

(CRUIKSHANK, George) CAREY, David. Life in Paris. London, 1822.

First edition of this humorous imitation of Pierce Egan's Life in London, illustrated with 21 hand-colored aquatints and 22 wood-engravings by George Cruikshank, in handsome contemporary calf-gilt. $1500.

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"TO MARKET, TO MARKET, TO BUY A PLUM CAKE…"

GREENAWAY, Kate. Mother Goose. London and New York, 1881.

First edition, second issue, association copy, of this lovely book of nursery rhymes, illustrated with color plates by Kate Greenaway, in original cloth. The copy of Greenaway's sole engraver and printer, Edmund Evans, with his booklabel. $1500.

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SIGNED BY FREDERICK FORSYTH

FORSYTH, Frederick. Day of the Jackal. New York, 1971.

First American edition of Forsyth’s acclaimed first novel, preceded the same year by the English edition, signed and dated 2013 by him on the title page. $1500.

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“HIS STRANGE GENIUS IS EVIDENT”

ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel. Collected Works. London, 1886. Two volumes.

First collected edition of Dante Rossetti’s poems and translations, edited by his brother, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. The copy of New York City mayor and shipping magnate W.R. Grace. $1500.

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“SCIENCE AND PSYCHIC ABILITIES MESHING”

MCCAFFREY, Anne. Pegasus in Space. New York, 2000.

Signed limited first edition, copy “C” of only nine lettered presentation copies specially bound in full morocco-gilt by Antiquarian Bookcrafts of Dublin, Ireland. $1500.

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL IRIBE USING POCHOIR, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND MORE

IRIBE, Paul. Rose et Noir. WITH: Bleu Blanc Rouge. Paris, 1931-32. Two volumes. Limited first editions of two promotional albums for the wine merchant Nicolas, each one of 500 deluxe copies printed, out of a total edition of 520 copies (20 numbered copies were printed on Japon), beautifully illustrated by Paul Iribe with 9 full-page tinted photographic prints and four lovely folding pochoir illustrations. $1500.

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MINAMATA, BOLDLY SIGNED BY W. EUGENE SMITH

SMITH, W. Eugene and SMITH, Aileen M. Minamata. New York, 1975.

First trade edition in wrappers of W. Eugene Smith’s last major photobook, boldly signed by him on the half title, from the library of his longtime partner Margery Lewis Smith, with 150 finely screened black-and-white photogravures documenting the tragedy of Minamata. $1500.

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“THEY WERE SO HAPPY THEY COULD HARDLY CONTAIN THEMSELVES”

DISNEY STUDIOS. The Pop-Up Minnie Mouse. New York, 1933. First edition of an early American pop-up book, published by Blue Ribbon Pleasure Books, the patent-holder for “pop-ups.” $1400.

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"HE WAS VERY FOND OF ANIMALS AND KEPT MANY KINDS OF PETS"

LOFTING, Hugh. The Story of Doctor Dolittle. New York, 1920.

First edition of the first Doctor Dolittle title, with color frontispiece, two plates, and 30 in-text black-and-white illustrations. A lovely copy. $1350.

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“THE NEXT BOUND I EXPECTED TO TAKE MEOVER A CLIFF IN A TERRIBLE DROP THAT WOULD FINISH IT ALL”

HOUSTON, Charles S. and BATES, Robert H. K2. The Savage Mountain. New York, 1954.

First edition of this story of the disaster-struck Third American Karakoram Expedition, signed on the title page by five members of the 1953 expedition. $1350.

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“ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHERS AND POWERFUL ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY”

KOUDELKA, Josef. Gypsies. New York, 1975.

First edition in English of Koudelka’s first photobook, the work that “sealed Koudelka’s reputation” (Parr & Badger), featuring 60 powerful black-and-white photogravure plates. $1350.

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IN PRAISE OF DRUNKENNESS, LOVELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION

SALLENGRES, Albert-Henri. Eloge de l"Ivresse. Paris, 1945.

Deluxe illustrated edition of this classic French text from 1714, In Praise of Drunkenness, with frontispiece etching, 24 full-page illustrations and numerous head- and tailpieces and initials by Jo Merry, printed in color. Number 378 of only 700 copies produced, this copy splendidly bound by Jacques Blanchet with morocco onlays on the front cover depicting a hand squeezing a bunch of grapes. $1300.

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“STANDS IN THE COMPANY OF LAWRENCE, JOYCE, MANN AND FAULKNER”

WHITE, Patrick. Living and the Dead. New York, 1941.

First edition, preceding the first English edition, of second novel by White, who was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature—"there is still no Australian writer of greater stature"—a fine copy in the original dust jacket. $1300.

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“SO MUCH DEPENDS UPON THE CRAFT WHICH, MADE BY MAN, IS ONE WITH MAN”

CONRAD, Joseph. The Mirror of the Sea. London, 1906.

First edition of this collection of autobiographical essays and anecdotes from Conrad's seafaring days, in scarce first binding with uncut edges. $1250.

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"FOR A NEGRO TO BECOME THE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT PUGILIST DEMANDS THAT HE BE SOMETHING MORE THAN THE SUPERIOR HUMAN WITH NATURE'S WEAPONS"

(LOUIS, Joe) VAN EVERY, Edward. Joe Louis. Man and Super-Fighter. New York, 1936.

First edition of this early, simply written biography of one of boxing's greats by a New York Sun columnist, in rare original dust jacket. $1250.

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“A MILESTONE IN THE HISTORY OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY”

EGGLESTON, William. William Eggleston"s Guide. New York, 1976.

First edition of Eggleston’s first photobook, the groundbreaking first MoMA book of color photography, with 48 color photographic plates. $1250.

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"SYRINGE, NEEDLE, SPOON, CANDLE, LIGHTER, PACKET AY POWDER"

WELSH, Irvine. Trainspotting. London, 1993.

First edition of Welsh's gritty debut novel, the basis for the 1996 award-winning British film, signed on the title page by Irvine Welsh. $1200.

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SIGNED BY LEONARD COHEN

COHEN, Leonard. Book of Longing. New York, 2006.

First American edition, issued the same year as the first Canadian edition, signed in pencil on the title page by Cohen and stamped in red by Cohen with his original inkstamp design displaying the “Order of the Unified Heart.” $1200.

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“THE NAMES AND VIRTUES OF THESE HERBS… WERE FAMILIAR AS HOUSEHOLD WORDS”

(COOKERY) (AVERY, Susanna). ALEXANDER, Russell George, editor. Plain Plantain. Ditchling Sussex, 1922. Limited first edition, one of only 400 copies from the acclaimed St. Dominic’s Press, preserving numerous 17th-century recipies and herbal remedies. $1200.

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"A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCT OF THE EARTH AND SUN AND THE WIT AND TOIL OF MAN"

SCHENLEY WINE AND SPIRIT IMPORT CORPORATION. Schenley Presents. New York, 1933.

Lovely 1933 trade promotional piece for Schenley's imported brands of wine, champagne, and liqueurs, with numerous color plates, including Barton & Guestier, Noilly Prat, Dubonnet, Gonzalez Byass, as well as a 20-page "Handbook to Wine." $1200.

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INSCRIBED BY BRASSAI

BRASSAI (Gyula Halasz). Brassaï. Paris, 1972.

Original exhibition catalogue, warmly inscribed by Brassaï on the half title: “à mon cher ami Derek Lindsay Brassaï. Paris, le 12 juin, 1972.” $1200.

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FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF THE ENCHANTED GOLF CLUBS, IN RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

MARSHALL, Robert. Enchanted Golf Clubs. New York, 1920.

First American edition of this humorous novel about a self-professed expert in every sport but golf who must learn golf in a week to win the love of a millionaire American widow and golf enthusiast, in rare original dust jacket. $1200.

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THE EARLIEST COMPLETE MANUAL OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

[RUNDELL, Maria Eliza]. New System of Domestic Cookery. Exeter [New Hampshire], 1808.

Early American edition of Mrs. Rundell’s popular cookbook, in original binding. $1200.

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"ONE OF THE FEW MYSTERY WRITERS ALSO REGARDED AS A MAJOR AMERICAN NOVELIST"

(MACDONALD, Ross) MILLAR, Kenneth. Blue City. New York, 1947.

First edition of Ross Macdonald's elusive third novel, considered his first true hard-boiled novel in anticipating his brilliant Lew Archer series, one of only four early works issued under his birth name of Kenneth Millar and his first novel to be issued by Knopf, renowned publisher of Hammett and Chandler, in original dust jacket. $1200.

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ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES SIGNED BY ROBERT GRAVES

GRAVES, Robert. Ten Poems More. Paris, 1930.

Signed limited first edition, number 156 of 200 copies set by hand, privately printed on hand-press, and signed by Robert Graves, in original half calf with decorative paper boards by New Zealand-born artist Len Lye. $1200.

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“HER FINAL STATEMENT ON ART AS THE TRANSFORMING PRINCIPLE”

WOOLF, Virginia. Between the Acts. London: 1941.

First edition of Virginia Woolf's final novel, published shortly after her suicide, in original dust jacket. $1100.

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WITH 28 VIVID CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF BULLFIGHTING

(BULLFIGHTING) PEREA, Daniel. A Los Toros. Barcelona, 1900.

Second edition, with 28 lovely chromolithographs by Daniel Perea depicting the various stages of the bullfight. $1100.

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“A PRECARIOUS BALANCE BETWEEN THE BEAUTY… AND THE HORROR”

MEISELAS, Susan. Nicaragua. New York, 1981.

First American edition, with 71 dramatic color photographic plates by MacArthur Award-winner Susan Meiselas. $1100.

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INSCRIBED BY MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE

BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Halfway to Freedom. New York, 1949.

First edition of Bourke-White’s coverage of India’s passage to independence, inscribed on the colophon page to the president of the University of Akron and his wife, “For Mr. and Mrs. Norman P. Auburn, It’s been the greatest pleasure to be here at the University of Cincinnati, Sincerely, Margaret Bourke-White,” featuring over 110 photographic images, including her famous photograph of Gandhi seated at his spinning wheel. $1100.

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INSCRIBED BY CLIVE CUSSLER WITH SKETCH

CUSSLER, Clive. Raise the Titanic! New York, 1976.

First edition of Cussler’s bestselling thriller, the third in his Dirk Pitt adventure series, boldly signed by the author on the title page with his sketch of the Titanic sinking and his inscription, “Get it up! Clive Cussler.” $1000.

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SIGNED BY JAMES ELLROY, HIS FIRST BOOK, BROWN’S REQUIEM

ELLROY, James. Brown"s Requiem. London, New York, 1984.

First edition, cloth issue, of the first book by Ellroy, “one of the great American writers of our time” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), his debut mystery signed by him on the title page. $1000.

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ELABORATELY INSCRIBED BY TOM WOLFE WITH AN ORIGINAL COLOR GEOMETRIC DECORATION

WOLFE, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York, 1979.

First edition of Wolfe's award-winning classic about America's early manned space program, inscribed calligraphically across the entire front free endpaper with Wolfe's characteristic flourish and an original color geometric embellishment: "For Toby and Irving from Tom Wolfe with a big wave and warm best wishes from Sheila and me." $950.

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ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITISH BOXING, ATTRACTIVE THREE-VOLUME SET

MILES, Henry Downes. Pugilistica: the History of British Boxing. Edinburgh, 1906. Three volumes.

Later edition of this extensive survey of British boxing, richly illustrated with 100 wood-engraved portraits of Britain’s greatest pugilists. $950.

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“TAKE A POUND OF SKATE, FOUR OR FIVE FLOUNDERS, AND TWO EELS; CUT THEM INTO PIECES…”

HENDERSON, William Augustus. The Housekeeper's Instructor. London, 1791.

Rare first edition of Henderson’s popular cookery manual, illustrated with frontispiece, seven engraved plates showing carving and four engraved plates (two folding) showing table settings. Attractively bound. $950.

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“THERE’S NOT ANOTHER BOOK QUITE LIKE IT”

GREENE, Graham. Quiet American. London, 1955.

First edition of Greene’s controversial and “tart study of an American Government do-gooder in Saigon,” in scarce original dust jacket. A fine copy. $850.

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“IN THE PRESENT VOLUME I HAVE TRIED TO CARRY OUT HER INTENTION” (LEONARD WOOLF)

WOOLF, Virginia. Haunted House and Other Short Stories. London, 1943.

First edition of Woolf's posthumous collection of eighteen short stories, edited and published by Leonard Woolf two years after her death. $850.

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"VINEGAR IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST KNOWN ACIDS, AND ITS DISCOVERY MUST HAVE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED THAT OF WINE…"

DUSSAUCE, H. General Treatise on the Manufacture of Vinegar. Philadelphia, 1871.

First edition, with numerous in-text tables and diagrams. $850.

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“ABSOLUTELY A THING IN ITSELF… ITS OWN NIGHTMARE, ITS OWN SCREAM”

LESY, Michael. Wisconsin Death Trip. New York, 1973.

First edition of Lesy’s first book, his bold photo-essay on life and death in a turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town, with 154 photographs and photocollages and nine black-and-white illustrations. $850.

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"NOT ONLY TREATED OF DELICACIES, BUT ALSO GAVE INSTRUCTIONS IN ECONOMICAL HOUSEKEEPING"

(COOKERY) [KITCHINER, William]. The Cook's Oracle. London, 1823.

Sixth edition of Dr. Kitchiner’s classic and practical exhortation to “masticate, denticate, chump, grind and swallow!” With 13 pages of additional early manuscript recipes in several hands bound in at rear. $800.

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"THE HEART OF HARD-BOILED WRITING"

HIMES, Chester B. If He Hollers Let Him Go. New York, 1945.

First edition of Chester Himes' explosive first novel, a hard-boiled classic compared to Wright's Native Son for its bold depiction of "the shattering effects of racism," in original dust jacket. $800.

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“NEITHER TRAGIC NOR COMIC BUT… MARVELOUS”

DINESEN, Isak. Seven Gothic Tales. London: 1934.

First English edition of Dinesen's first book in English, published the same year as the American trade edition, with seven stories, including the highly acclaimed "Deluge at Norderney," in scarce original dust jacket. $750.

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JOHN BARTH'S "DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE": FIRST EDITION OF THE SOT-WEED FACTOR

BARTH, John. Sot-Weed Factor. Garden City, 1960.

First edition of Barth's satirical novel of colonial America, "a dizzying meditation on the relationship between history, imagination and the nature of storytelling." $750.

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“THE NOVELIST—IT IS HIS DISTINCTION AND HIS DANGER—IS TERRIBLY EXPOSED TO LIFE”

WOOLF, Virginia. Granite and Rainbow. London, 1958.

First edition of this posthumous collection of 27 previously uncollected essays by Woolf. $750.

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“THE FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH THAT DEALS EXCLUSIVELY WITH MODERN WINES… THERE IS NOTHING BETTER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE”

REDDING, Cyrus. A History and Description of Modern Wines. London, 1860.

Third edition, with additions and corrections, of Redding's influential treatise,“the first book in English that deals exclusively with modern wines,” in original cloth. $750.

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