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Ladders to Fire
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Ladders to Fire

by Nin, Anais

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First Edition
Published
1946
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Hardcover
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New York: E. P. Dutton, 1946. SIGNED BY AUTHOR at front end page. First Edition stated at cp. Very Good, cloth rubbed, end pages toned, front hinge small opening, prior owner name in ink front end page. In Very Good Minus dust jacket, rear panel soiled, chips and small tears at edges, spine darkened. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR.… Read more about this item
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters
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Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters

by Shepherd, Jean

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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1971
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Hardcover
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Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1971. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half title page -"To June and Bill Jean Dhepherd 1985", with laid in provenance a program for "An Evening with Jean Shepferd", dated October 4, 1985, Holiday Inn North, Indianapolis. top edge lightly soiled, in a Near Fine dust jacket, front flap top corner price-clipped. . SIGNED AND… Read more about this item
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The House of Mirth
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The House of Mirth

by Wharton, Edith; Illustrations By A. E. Wenzell

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1905
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Hardcover
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. First Issue, with no ads at end, Scribner's seal at copyright page, lacking the rare dust jacket. Very Good, small opening at front gutter, toning at front gutter, spine a touch faded. Top edge gilt, [vi], 533 pp. Original red cloth with gilt lettering. Wharton's second novel, which brought her international acclaim. .… Read more about this item
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Le Ton Beau De Marot. In Praise of the Music of Language
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Le Ton Beau De Marot. In Praise of the Music of Language

by Hofstadter, Douglas

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Used - Fine
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1997
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780465086436
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New York: Basic Books, 1997. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at front end oage -"To Phil, with best wishes Douglas Hofstadter May 1997" , a full page inscription with author's added drawing. Fine in Fine dust jacket, First Printing with complete number row. Includes publisher's printed bookmark. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo -… Read more about this item
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

by Mishima, Yukio; Translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
Published
1965
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Hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. Fine, stamped red H in circle front end page, in a Very Good dust jacket, small chip and 1" closed tear bottom edge front panel, small chips at corners and spine ends, 1" closed tear top edge rear panel. Jacket design by Ellen Raskin. First English language filmed adaptation of a novel by… Read more about this item
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Sometimes a Great Notion
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Sometimes a Great Notion

by Kesey, Ken

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Used - Near Fine
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1964
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Hardcover
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New York: The Viking Press, 1964. First Edition, First Issue, with the ublisher's imprint on half title; no second half-title, photographer's name spelled "Hank Krangler" on rear flap of jacket, two line author bio rear flap. Kesey's second novel, filmed in 1971, starring Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, and Lee Remick. Near Fine, top edge lightly soiled, in a Very Good… Read more about this item
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The Monkey Wrench Gang
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The Monkey Wrench Gang

by Abbey, Edward

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Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
Published
1975
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN
9780397010844
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New York: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1975. SIGNED BY AUTHOR at bottom corner front map end page in the year of publication - "Ed Abbey Wabash '75" . Near Fine, light soiling to edges, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket, light soiling, small chips at bottom edge of spine, author's name printed in red at spine a… Read more about this item
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(Association Copy) Heritage for My Children
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(Association Copy) Heritage for My Children

by Hemingway, Grace Hall (Mother of Ernest Hemingway); Introduction By Michael Murphy

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No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
Limited and Numbered 1st Edition
Published
1979
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Hardcover
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No Place (St. Louis, Missouri): Autolycus Press, 1979. RARE, Copy number 41 of 86 copies, of which only 40 copies were heretofore known to have been bound. This copy SIGNED by Michael Murphy under his printed name at title page, and additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at verso of front marbled end paper -""For Allan Steinberg - bibliophile extraordinaire, This curious… Read more about this item
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Lucky Jim
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Lucky Jim

by Amis, Kingsley

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Used - Near Fine
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Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
Published
1954
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Hardcover
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New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1954. First Edition Stated. Near Fine, the usual toning at end pages, in a Near Fine dust jacket, light wear at spine ends, 1/4" closed tear bottom edge fron panel. The author's first novel, with dust jacket design by Edward Gorey. A classic of 20th c. British literature. Basis for the 1957 film directed… Read more about this item
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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

by Dickens, Charles; Illustrations by R. Seymour, Phiz, and Crowquill.

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Edition
First Colyer Edition
Published
1838
Binding
Hardcover
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New York: Wm. H. Colyer , 1838. "Illustrations by R. Seymour, Phiz, and Crowquill". Both volumes with added illustrated title-pages, there are no illustrations in the text. x, 284, 13-290, pages. Two volumes recently professionally rebound in brown buckram, grey end papers, Near Fine, scattered moderate toning throughout. First published in book form by Carey, Lea and Blanchard in… Read more about this item
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Fables by Mr. Gay & Fables by the late Mr. Gay
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Fables by Mr. Gay & Fables by the late Mr. Gay

by Gay, John

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Edition
Second and Third Editions
Published
1728
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Hardcover
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London: J. Tonson & J. Watts / J. and P. Knapton and T. Cox , 1728. Fables by Mr. Gay, Second Edition, 1728, and Fables by the late Mr. Gay, Third Edition, 1747. Vol. I, engraved title page, dedication page to William Duke of Cumberland, (4, Contents), (6, Introduction), 192 pp. Illustrated by Wm. Kent and John Wotton: Vol. 1;… Read more about this item
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(with Tipped in ALS from Henry E. Manning, Cardinal Manning)  Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning - Florence Nightingale - Dr. Arnold - General Gordon
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(with Tipped in ALS from Henry E. Manning, Cardinal Manning) Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning - Florence Nightingale - Dr. Arnold - General Gordon

by Strachey, Lytton

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Edition
Later Printing
Published
1926
Binding
Hardcover
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1926. Lytton Strachey's most enduring work, with undated ALS taped at front end page from Henry E. Manning, Cardinal Manning, one of the four main subjects of the book, as follows -"Dear Sir, I have very great pleasure in accepting your kind invitation for Monday next; which will compensate me for losing the visit you… Read more about this item
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Doctor Syntax's Three Tours: In Search of the Picturesque, Consolation, and a Wife
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Doctor Syntax's Three Tours: In Search of the Picturesque, Consolation, and a Wife

by Combe, William; with Eighty Full Oage Illustrations Drawn and Coloured After the Originals by T. Rowlandson

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Later Edition
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Hardcover
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London: John Camden Hotten (iii)-xlviii, (1), 354, 19 (publisher's catalogue, pp. No Date, circa 1869, date of publisher's catalogue at end. List of the Plates lists 79 colored plates while title page states there are 80. The original ed., complete and unabridged, with the life and adventures of the author, now first written, by John Camden Hotten. Very Good,… Read more about this item
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The Acorn-Planter. A California Forest Play
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The Acorn-Planter. A California Forest Play

by London, Jack

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Edition
First Edition
Published
1916
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Hardcover
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New York: The Macmillan Co,, 1916. First Edition, First Printing with the words "Set up electrotyped Published February, 1916" printed on the copyright page. "Planned To Be Sung By Efficient Singers Accompanied By a Capable Orchestra." Handsomely bound in contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, the bookplate of W. Seward Webb,… Read more about this item
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(Fine Binding by Bayntun )  Old Christmas; from the Sketch Book of Washington Irving
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(Fine Binding by Bayntun ) Old Christmas; from the Sketch Book of Washington Irving

by Irving, Washington; (Illustrations Designed by Randolph Caldecottand Arranged and Engraved by J. D. Cooper )

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No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
Second Edition
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Hardcover
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London: Macmillan & Co. Second Edition stated at head of title page. No Date, OCLC dates the Second London edition 1882. Near Fine, the faintest of wear at the joints. Finely bound by Bayntun of Bath in full Christmas green morocco, red morocco labels and gilt back, marbled end papers, all edges gilt, the initials "E. C-Y." stamped in gilt… Read more about this item
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Rossetti and His Circle
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Rossetti and His Circle

by Beerbohm, Max

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No Jacket, As Issued
Edition
Limited and Numbered Signed 1st Edition
Published
1922
Binding
Hardcover
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London: William Heinemann, 1922. White linen beveled boards lettered in gilt back, all edges gilt. # 266 of 380 copies, 30 of which were reserved for presentation. Near Fine, light soiling, common to the white boqads. SIGNED BY AUTHOR and Illustrator Max Beerbohm at limitation page. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Limited and Numbered Signed 1st Edition. Cloth. Near… Read more about this item
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(The Christmas Books) The Battle of Life. A Love Story, bound with The Cricket on the Hearth. Fairy Tale of Home
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(The Christmas Books) The Battle of Life. A Love Story, bound with The Cricket on the Hearth. Fairy Tale of Home

by Dickens, Charles

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First Edition
Published
1846
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Hardcover
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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. Two volumes bound together in one. First Edition, fourth stae of The Battle of Life, with a banner with a figure. Smith II, 8. First Edition of Cricket on the Hearth, both volumes bound without the advertisements. Both volumes with engraved frontispiece and pictorial title pages. Handsomely bound in half calf over red pebbled… Read more about this item
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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed
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The Workes of Our Ancient and Learned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

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Published
1602
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Hardcover
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London: Adam Islip, 1602. Bound in pebbled dark brown calf, the back with five raised bands with ornate gilt decorations, a geometric gilt ruled design to the covers, marbled end papers and edges. Armorial bookplate of J. A. Knowles Renshaw front paste down. Dr. John Alfred Knowles Renshaw (1871-1926) was a noted British physician and book collector. Very Good,… Read more about this item
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The Workes of Ben Jonson
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The Workes of Ben Jonson

by Jonson, Ben

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First Edition
Published
1616
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Hardcover
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London: Printed by W. Stansby and to be Sold by Rich. Meighen, 1616. [12], 1015, [1, blank] with engraved allegorical title by William Hole (Pforzheimer state A). Lacking the rare initial blank, as with Pforzheimer's copy. Volume 1, 1616, pages measure 10 3/8" by 7". a small-paper copy. The title to Every Man Out of his Humour has… Read more about this item
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(Association Copy to His Parents)  The Beautiful Lady
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(Association Copy to His Parents) The Beautiful Lady

by Tarkington, Booth

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First Edition
Published
1905
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New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at recto of frontispiece - "For the beautiful lady and gentleman - from their affectionate and admiring son, Booth. May 2nd. 05". Also SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at front decorative end page -"Given to my friend Ada Bradshaw by Elizabeth B. Tarkington". Elizabeth B.Tarkington, (10 Nov 1833… Read more about this item
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