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We're moving right along, clearing out our backlog of uncataloged books and finding interesting items here and there as we continue to unpack.

It's funny the things you don't know or remember you have. Until they turn up during a move, that is.

All our best,

Beth & Allen

(Click on an entry below to go to that particular item or on "New Arrivals" at left for the complete list)

 

54903 Buck, Pearl. TELL THE PEOPLE: Talks with James Yen about the Mass Education Movement. New York: John Day Co. (1945). First edition of this scarce work of non-fiction by the Nobel Prize-winning Buck, who spent most of her younger years in China. James "Jimmy"... (#54903)
Price: $200.00  
54888 Cage, John. ROLYWHOLYOVER: A Circus. Los Angeles & New York: Museum of Contemporary Art & Rizzoli, [1993]. First edition. "This publication accompanies a major exhibition. . .conceived by Cage as a 'composition for museum'." Mirrored... (#54888)
Price: $150.00  
54757 Chambers, Whitman. DEAD MEN LEAVE NO FINGERPRINTS. New York: Caxton House, Inc. 1939. First edition. he's been dead a year but his prints are all over the weapon. Page edges age-tanned otherwise bright and near fine in... (#54757)
Price: $150.00  
54900 Chandler, Raymond. TYPED LETTER SIGNED. (La Jolla: circa 1958). Undated TYPED LETTER SIGNED "RAY." To the British mystery writer who was Chandler's London solicitor, friend and frequent correspondent, Michael Gilbert, on 6 x 9" off-white... (#54900)
Price: $3,500.00  
54891 Farmer, Philip Jose. TO YOUR SCATTERED BODIES GO. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1971. First edition of this Hugo Award winner. The first book in the "Riverworld." LIGHTHEARTEDLY (?) INSCRIBED by Farmer on the second half-title page (not to... (#54891)
Price: $2,000.00  
54892 Heinlein, Robert A. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1961. First edition, first printing with "C22" at bottom of p.408; in later printing dust jacket with photo of Heinlein on back. Green cloth boards lettered... (#54892)
Price: $1,000.00  
54902 Hemingway, Ernest, John Dos Passos, Luis Quintanilla. QUINTANILLA: [Exhibition Catalog]. New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, no-date [1934]. First edition. Catalog for the exhibition of Quintanilla's dry points held at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, November 20 to December 4. Single sheet... (#54902)
Price: $200.00  
54778 Huber, Bertrand. DEATH AND THE DOWAGER. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co. 1934. First edition. What starts with the theft of silver at an English week-end party ends with murder. Blue-purple silk moire boards lettered in gilt... (#54778)
Price: $150.00  
54734 Huffaker, Clair. THE COWBOY AND THE COSSACK. Brad Holland. New York: Trident Press, (1973). First edition. Illustrated with drawings by Brad Holland. A western novel of sorts, set in 1880's Russia -- American Cowboys and Russian Cossacks... (#54734)
Price: $150.00  
54916 Hughes, Langston, Claude McKay, Jean Toomer, Coutee Cullen. FOUR NEGRO POETS: In "The Pamphlet Poet" Series. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1927). First edition. Selections from each poet's previous works; introduction by Alain Locke, "Dean" of the Harlem Renaissance. Stapled selfwraps with cover serving as title... (#54916)
Price: $200.00  
54730 Joyce, James. ULYSSES. Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927. First edition, ninth printing. June 16, 1904 was just one day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom. Considered among the most important works of... (#54730)
Price: $750.00  
54899 King, Stephen. DESPERATION. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M Grant, (1996). First edition, signed limited issue. Number 117 of 2000 numbered copies (of 2050 total) SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Don Maitz. Small... (#54899)
Price: $500.00  
54893 King, Stephen. CARRIE. Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1974. First edition. Black pen mark to black endpaper otherwise fine in about very good dust jacket with few skinned spots to front spine fold... (#54893)
Price: $1,000.00  
54898 King, Stephen. CHRISTINE: A Novel. West Kingston, RI: Donald M Grant, 1983. First edition, signed limited issue. Number 192 of 1000 numbered copies SIGNED BY KING AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Stephen Gervais. Small quarto (9.25 x.... (#54898)
Price: $1,500.00  
53699 Leonard, Elmore. SWAG. New York: Delacorte Press, (1976). First edition. SIGNED by Leonard on title page. Barest shelfwear otherwise fine in bright, fine dust jacket with few faint creases to rear panel. (#53699)
Price: $150.00  
54904 Okri, Ben. SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT. London: Jonathan Cape, (1993). First edition, a hardcover limited-issue "reading copy." Limitation notice stamped on the title page with handwritten"122/200"; beneath which, THOUGH NOT CALLED FOR, this copy SIGNED BY... (#54904)
Price: $150.00  
54785 Perry Thomas. THE BUTCHER'S BOY. New York: Scribner's Sons, (1982). First edition. His first book and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. Touch of light shelf wear still bright and fine in... (#54785)
Price: $250.00  
54894 Puzo, Mario. THE GODFATHER. New York: Putnam's Sons, 1969. First edition. Basis for the multi-award winning 1972 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. SIGNED BY PUZO on... (#54894)
Price: $2,750.00  
54895 Rand, Ayn. ATLAS SHRUGGED. New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. Fine in fine dust jacket with barest wear. Housed in custom, green and red cloth clamshell case lettered in gilt on spine and... (#54895)
Price: $2,000.00  
54788 Rhode, John. THE VENNER CRIME. [New York]: Dodd, Mead, 1934. First U.S. edition. "A Dr. Priestley detective story," and Dodd, Mead Red Badge Book. Rhode is a pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street, who also... (#54788)
Price: $250.00  
54787 Rhode, John. PERIL AT CRANBURY HALL. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930. First U.S. edition. An early Dr. Priestley, the 9th. Rhode is a pseudonym of Cecil John Charles Street, who also wrote novels featuring retired naval... (#54787)
Price: $350.00  
54791 Smith, Julie. DEATH TURNS A TRICK. New York: Walker & Co. (1982). First edition. SIGNED BY SMITH on the title page in her signature red ink. Her first book and first to feature Rebecca Schwartz, a.... (#54791)
Price: $200.00  
54792 Smith, Lee. SOMETHING IN THE WIND. (New York): Harper & Row, (1971). First edition. Her second book. SIGNED BY SMITH and dated "12/12/91." Fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with few tiny nicks and... (#54792)
Price: $150.00  
54896 Spillane, Mickey. I, THE JURY. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1947. First edition. Spillane's first book and first to feature private investigator Mike Hammer. Few minor bumps but still bright and fine in... (#54896)
Price: $1,500.00  
54796 Theroux, Paul. FONG AND THE INDIANS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1968. First edition. His second book. SIGNED BY THEROUX on the title page. Fine in near fine dust jacket with a touch of light rubbing, mild... (#54796)
Price: $250.00  
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