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At the Owl Woman Saloon

By: Gallagher, Tess

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York City, Scribner: 1997

Edition: Uncorrected Proof

Seller ID: 10534

Condition: New


Agent's sticker on front. New condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 230 pages; Uncorrected Proof of this collection of stories. View more info

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A Member of the Third House; A Dramatic Story

By: Garland, Hamlin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte & Co.: 1892

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 16197

Condition: Very Good-


Softcover edition of Hamlin Garland's third novel, which was issued in hardcover this same year. This copy is square and securely bound. There is an early and well-done tape repair on the spine. Please see scans. Otherwise this copy has only light edge and corner wear along with expected aging. Of some interest is the Columbia Bicycle ad on the rear wrap which has an image of a rider, or "wheelman" in the ad, on a bike. The image on the front shows three politicians in a... View more info

A Free life

By: Ha Jin

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 2017

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16028

ISBN: 0375424652

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book is signed on the title page with no inscription. Book is as new and unread. Jacke has maybe a hint of shelf wear. Ha Jin is the award-winning Chinese-American author. This was his fifth novel. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 660 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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Autographed Passage from Times and Places by Emily Hahn

By: Hahn, Emily

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York ?, Emily Hahn: c. 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 15363

Condition: Very Good


This is a signed, typed passage from the book, Times and Places by Emily Hahn. It is on onion kin type paper. The type is somewhat light and there is a small tear on the top edge near the right corner. Hahn's signature is bold. Hahn was the author of over fifty books and was labelled by The New Yorker: "a forgotten American literary treasure." Her motto, of sorts was, "Nobody told me not to go." Hahn is beginning to experience a sort of comeback because ... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Bret Harte

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1883

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 7898

Condition: Very Good-


Brown cloth with brown and gilt decorations (butterfly on flower) and titles. Some edge, corner and surface wear, but binding is square and secure. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 324 pages View more info

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Years of Discretion : Novelized from the Play by the Authors

By: Hatton, Frederic and Fanny Locke Hatton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd Mead: 1913

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11124

Condition: Very Good-


Corners and head and foot of spine bumped, some staining to boards, which looks worse in scan than on book. Light foxing on ffep, frontispiece and title pages, other pages lightly toned. Binding is secure and tight. ; 4 full page color plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 349 pages; "SYRACUSE, N. Y. , Nov. 4. (1912) -- David Belasco presented a new comedy, "Years of Discretion," by Frederick and Fanny Locke Hatton, at the Empire Theatre here to-night. The centr... View more info

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Twice-Told Tales, Two Vols.

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields: 1851

Edition: Third American Edition; 1st Printing thus

Seller ID: 15686

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


2 volumes. 4 ad, 287; 288 pp. with frontispiece portrait of Hawthorne, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Rubbing to cloth with a bit of loss at spine heads; some light foxing; square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Overall,very good. Third American Edition, with a new preface by Hawthorne. This is a collection of Hawthorne's short stories. Frontispiece state "B." Clark A2.6; BAL 7603.; B&W Frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 287, 288 pages View more info

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Across the River and Into the Trees

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1950

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14026

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


Book has some edge, corner and surface wear along with a faded spine. Still square and securely bound. Jacket still looks relatively nice in Mylar but is holding together in only a coupl of areas along the spine. Some loss at spine ends. Jacket actually looks pretty good to be in fair condition only. This is one of Hemingway's later novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages View more info

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Their Wedding Journey

By: Howells, William Dean

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1895

Edition: First Illustrated Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15942

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Bound in gilt-bordered white cloth with some light foxing/toning -- typical of this edition. Otherwise the book has only light wear. Square and securely bound. The brown, linen dustjacket with gilt titles on spine has some light wear at extremities but is still in quite remarkable condition. This was the first illustrated trade edition, there also being a large-paper, limited edition in vellum. This is a very attractive copy which includes the final chapter, "Niagra Revi... View more info

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Henry Miller: A Personal Archive

By: Jackson, Roger & Wm. E. Ashley (compilers)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Roger Jackson, et al: 1994

Edition: 1st Hardcover Edition, Limited; First Printing

Seller ID: 15297

ISBN: 09634235694

Condition: Fine


This number 19 of a Limited Edition of 100 copies bound in boards of this Sale Catalogue of Henry Miller's Personal Archive. It is signed by Tony and Valentine Miller, Henry Miller's son and daughter. A promotional card written and published by Henry Miller (and perhaps signed by him) is laid in a special pocket on the rear pastedown and attested as authentic by Tony and Valentine Miller on the Limitation Page. This is a beautiful and pristine copy of this compendium of ... View more info

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Hangsaman

By: Jackson, Shirley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc.: 1951

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15927

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book has some light fading on spine along with very minor damgae at top of spine. Square and securely bound with bright interior. Colophon page has FSY logo indicating first printing. VG. Dust wrapper has edge and corner wear with creasing and short closed tears. Some soiling or toning on back. Wraper is clipped at the top with a $3.00 price stamped at the bottom of the front flap, as seems to have been the practice on all of the first wrappers.VG-. Hangsaman waas Jackso... View more info

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From Here to Eternity

By: Jones, James

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1951

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10773


Black cover with gilt titles on spine. Book has only light edge and corner wear with light aging. It is square and securely bound. VG to VG+. Jacket has some edge and corner wear including one dime-sized chip top left and a smaller one at top left of spine. G to G+. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 861 pages; This is, I think, the second printing of one of the great WWII novels. View more info

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The Thin Red Line

By: Jones, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1962

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 10789

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Black cloth with faded gilt titles. General light wear from reading but still square and securely bound. Jacket has some edge and corner wear and a drop of gray paint on right front spine edge (dime-sized) that was partially wiped away. Except for paint drop , jacket would be VG-. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 495 pages View more info

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The Assassins

By: Kazan, Elia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day: 1972

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12366

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Red covers with cream backstrip and gilt titles on spine. Book has light edge, corner and suraface wear along with some toning on foredges and interior endpapers. Book is square and binding is secure. Price-clippped jacket has some edge, corner and surface wear with toning on flap folds. In mylar. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 311 pages; Third novel by the great, if somewhat controversial. , film director. View more info

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Kindred of the Dust

By: Kyne, Peter B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1920

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 12325

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Book and jacket have edge, corner and surface wear. Jacket has some small chips. Book is square and securely bound. ; Four B&W Plates; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 376 pages; Early reprint in relatively uncommon jacket. View more info

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The Golden Legend

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields: 1851

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14032

Condition: Very Good-


Brown, blindstamped leather with slightly faded gilt titles on spine. Some corner bumping along with damage at spine ends which may be scuffs or, possibly, insect damage -- see scan. Book is square and securely bound, a solid copy. One of Longfellow's long narrative poems. First edition with 1851 date on copyright page and 1852 on title page which indicates the first printing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 301 pages View more info

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The Truth about Lorin Jones

By: Lurie, Alison

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13877

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Book appears unread. ; The Signed First Edition Society; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 328 pages; Signed on ffep. Novel considers the nature of truth as a researcher seeks the real story of artist, Lorin Jones. This is partof Franklin's signed, limited edition series. Of first editions. ; Signed by Author View more info

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J. B. : A Play in Verse

By: MacLeish, Archibald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boaton, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1958

Edition: Twentieth Printing

Seller ID: 12349


Book is close to NF with only light shelf wear and aging. Jacket has light edge and corner wear but has some light staining or age toning. VG. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 153 pages; Modern play based on the book of Job. View more info

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Of a Fire on the Moon

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14335

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Book has light, general wear with owner's name in ink on rear of half-title. Square and securely bound. Jacket has chips, small tears and creasing. Still presentable. This is Mailer's acclaimed reporting on NASA. First Edition. First Printing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages View more info

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The Spooky Art : Some Random Thoughts on Writing

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 14343

ISBN: 0394536487

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Book and jacket appear as new and never read. First Edition. First Printing.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 330 pages View more info