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We've finished our big move and are busy tackling a backlog of arrivals, new and old.

Our usual very occasional emails may seem a bit more frequent for a bit. Rest assured we'll return to a more leisurely pace once we've cleared a path through the stacks.

We hope you enjoy our first selection. It's nice to be back.

Best wishes,

Beth & Allen


54743 [Anthony, Norman Hume]. as Judge Jr. HERE'S HOW! HERE'S HOW AGAIN! and NOBLE EXPERIMENTS: Three volumes in dust jackets. New York: John Day Co. (1928 -1930). First edition of the latter two titles in the series and third printing of HERE'S HOW!, the first in the series. ALL THREE... (#54743)
Price: $1,500.00  
54811 Capote, Truman. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S: A Short Novel and Three Short Stories. New York: Random House, (1958). First edition. One of his most enduring works. The title novella is the basis for the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly--a film... (#54811)
Price: $1,250.00  
54756 Carr, John Dickson. THE PROBLEM OF THE WIRE CAGE. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1939. First edition. A Gideon Fell mystery. Bright and fine in equally bright, very good dust jacket with rubbed edge creasing and tears. A scarce... (#54756)
Price: $1,750.00  
54605 Christie, Agatha. AKHNATON. (London: Collins, 1973). First edition. Mimeographed page proofs sent to Barbara Mertz aka "Elizabeth Peters" by the U.S. publisher, Dodd, Mead. In the original padded mailing envelope postmarked Dec. 20... (#54605)
Price: $500.00  
54140 Cruikshank, George, Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: Illustrated by George Cruikshank, with a Biography of the. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857--1858. First edition, in the original monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in cloth chemise and leather top-loading slipcase... (#54140)
Price: $1,500.00  
54737 (de Thou Jacques Auguste), Jacobi Borniti; Gaspare Antonio Tesauro. DE NUMMIS IN REPUB. PERCUTIENDIS & CONSERVANDIS; together with DE AUGMENTO AC VARIATIONE MONETARUM. Hanoviae & Francofurti: Typis Wechelianous & Jacobi Fischeri, 1608 & 1610. First edition of each title. Bound together for the library of French historian and book collector Jacques Auguste de... (#54737)
Price: $5,000.00  
54700 Dos Passos, John. THREE SOLDIERS. New York: George H. Doran Co. (1921). First edition, first or mixed issue with "signing" for "singing" p.213:31 as called for in the first 2 issues, three blank integral leaves... (#54700)
Price: $1,500.00  
54762 Fort, Charles. LO! Alexander King. New York: Claude Kendall, (1931). First edition. Tales of the unexplained, recorded by Ford, with an introduction by Tiffany Thayer, founder of the "Fortean Society" which once counted... (#54762)
Price: $2,750.00  
54677 Fowler, Gene, and Bess Meredyth. THE MIGHTY BARNUM: A Screen Play. New York: Covici Freide, (1934). First edition. Touted as "the first full-length scenario for an actual talking picture production to be published in book form." If not the first screenplay... (#54677)
Price: $450.00  
54770 Gribble, Leonard R. THE CASE OF THE MARSDEN RUBIES. Garden City: Crime Club / Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1930. First U.S. edition of this Crime Club Selection. The AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, introducing his series character Scotland Yard Inspector Anthony... (#54770)
Price: $750.00  
54685 Hall, Radclyffe. THE WELL OF LONELINESS. New York;: Covici Freide, 1929. Signed, limited issue, first edition thus. Two volumes. Number 124 of 225 copies SIGNED BY RADCLYFFE HALL. The "Victory Edition," preceded in the U.S. by... (#54685)
Price: $1,250.00  
54669 (Johnson, Samuel), By James Boswell. THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON; Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. Two volumes. First edition, first state with "gve" p.135, Volume I. Quarto (4to), full-leather boards sympathetically recased with original contemporary mottled... (#54669)
Price: $7,500.00  
54816 (Keene, Carolyn); Mildred Wirt Benson. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED: To a Fan on "Toledo Blade" Letterhead. Toledo, Ohio: March 5, 1998. On 5 3/4 x 7 1/4" notepaper with letterhead of the Editorial Department, "You write a fine letter .... It amazes me that Nancy Drew... (#54816)
Price: $1,250.00  
54752 Khayyam, Omar; translated by Edward Fitzgerald. RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia. Elihu Vedder. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894. Third printing, the smaller, octavo issue. This edition is illustrated by Elihu Vedder, whose visual interpretation of the Rubaiyat is highly regarded. The first... (#54752)
Price: $450.00  
54672 (Kipling, Rudyard). THE UNITED SERVICES COLLEGE CHRONICLE: 16 issues plus "Appendix & 'Tarass Boolba'," each in gilt-lettered. [Bideford, North Devon: United Services College, 1881 - 1904. The first edition and only edition of each issue. Kipling attended United Services College, a preparatory school at "Westward Ho!" in... (#54672)
Price: $3,500.00  
54729 Kissinger, Henry. WHITE HOUSE YEARS, YEARS OF UPHEAVAL & YEARS OF RENEWAL. Boston / New York: Little, Brown / Simon & Schuster, (1979 / 1982 / 1999). First edition of each of the three equally massive volumes of his memoirs, the first... (#54729)
Price: $750.00  
53814 London, Jack. THE CALL OF THE WILD. Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull. New York: The Macmillan Co. 1903. First edition of the book that made him famous. Publishers' complimentary copy with blind stamp stating as... (#53814)
Price: $2,000.00  
54649 MacArthur, Douglas. REMINISCENCES. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1964). First edition, special limited edition. Number 381 of 1,750 copies SIGNED BY MacARTHUR. Illustrated with photographs. Five-star general, field marshal of the Philippine Army... (#54649)
Price: $950.00  
54781 MacDonald, John D. DARKER THAN AMBER: A Travis McGee Story. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1970. First U.S. edition in hardcover. The seventh in the series. McGee and close friend Meyer are fishing under a bridge when a young woman... (#54781)
Price: $1,250.00  
54783 MacDonald, John D. THE PRICE OF MURDER. London: Robert Hale, (1958). First UK edition and the first and only hardback edition. One of his relatively early titles which was only published in paperback in the U.S. Fine... (#54783)
Price: $1,000.00  
54674 McPhee, John. A SENSE OF WHERE YOU ARE: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. New York: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Illustrated with photographs of Bradley in action as "the greatest player in the history of the... (#54674)
Price: $1,250.00  
53844 Miller, Henry. THE COLOSSUS OF MAROUSSI. San Francisco: The Colt Press, 1941). First edition. This non-pornographic piece must have disappointed publishers anticipating something more lurid from Miller afer his "Tropic of Cancer" because ten New York... (#53844)
Price: $2,500.00  
54738 Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER DELUXE EDITIONS: The Philosopher's Stone; The Chamber of Secrets; The Prisoner of Azkaban;. London: Bloomsbury, 1999 - 2007. First printings of all seven volumes of the deluxe editions--each being a first edition thus. Includes the eluxive first printing of 3rd title in the... (#54738)
Price: $2,500.00  
54640 Stallone, Sylvester. ROCKY (THE 1976 MOVIE): Combined Continuity List. [Los Angeles]: Arlene Cooper Service, 1976. First edition of the Combined Conitnuity List for the award-winning 1976 movie. Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, "Rocky" tells the story of Rocky... (#54640)
Price: $1,250.00  


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