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53982 Algren, Nelson, (Larry McMurtry). THE NEON WILDERNESS. Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1947. First edition. In second-issue dust jacket, with reviews on back panel. INSCRIBED BY ALGREN, "Very best wishes to Mary Singleton, way down theah [sic]... (#53982)
Price: $350.00  
54819 Bradbury, Ray. FAHRENHEIT 451. New York: Ballentine Books, Inc. (1953). First edition, limited issue. Number 127 of 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BRADBURY AND SPECIALLY BOUND IN ASBESTOS or, as the colophon states, "an asbestos... (#54819)
Price: $7,500.00  
54863 Bradbury, Ray. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production. (Hollywood: Pandemonium Theatre Co.), [1965]. First edition. "Pandemonium, as Usual! Opening Night -- March 2nd." Single, yellow 8.5 x 11" sheet folded once to make four pages with stick-figure illustration... (#54863)
Price: $200.00  
54864 Clinton, Bill. BETWEEN HOPE AND HISTORY: Meeting America's Challenges for the 21st Century. (New York): Times Books / Random House, (1996). First edition, second printing. INSCRIBED BY THE PRESIDENT on the half-title page, "To Stanley Hirsch / with thanks / Bill Clinton /... (#54864)
Price: $250.00  
54646 Clinton, Hillary Rodham. LIVING HISTORY. New York: Simon & Schuster, (2003). First edition. Her memoirs of her time as first lady. SIGNED on the title page. Spine ends just gently nudged still fine in fine... (#54646)
Price: $250.00  
54805 Desani, G. V. ALL ABOUT H. HATTERR. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. First U.S. edition, revised from the original 1948 UK edition. A cult novel considered by many a fine example of midcentury modernism. Few... (#54805)
Price: $200.00  
54675 Gordon, Taylor, Carl Van Vechten, Muriel Draper. BORN TO BE. Covarrubias. New York: Covici Freide, 1929. First edition. Second issue with dedication tipped in. Introduction by Draper and foreword by Van Vechten, white patrons of the Harlem Renaissance. 10 full-page... (#54675)
Price: $400.00  
54771 Gribble, Leonard R. THE STOLEN STATESMAN. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1932. First U.S. edition. An Inspector Anthony Slade Mystery. Gribble (1908-1985), a founding member of the Crime Writers Association, also wrote Westerns and books... (#54771)
Price: $350.00  
54682 Hecht, Ben. BROKEN NECKS: More 1001 Afternoons in Chicago. Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1926. First edition. More stories from Hecht's early days as a reporter on the Chicago Daily News, a continuation of sorts of his first book,1001 AFTERNOONS IN... (#54682)
Price: $450.00  
54731 Heggen, Thomas. MISTER ROBERTS. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1946. First edition. Roberts, a junior grade lieutenant naval officer, defends his crew against the petty tyranny of the ship's commanding officer during World War II... (#54731)
Price: $200.00  
54695 Hugo, Victor. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. New York;: A. L. Burt, [c. 1923]. First edition thus, the FIRST PHOTOPLAY EDITION. Illustrated with four full-page stills from the 1923 Universal film directed by Wallace Worsley and starring... (#54695)
Price: $300.00  
54807 Kingsley, Sidney. MEN IN WHITE: A Play in Three Acts. New York: Covici Freide, (1933). True first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Illustrated with photographs from the stage production. Basis for the 1934 film starring Clark Gable and Myrna... (#54807)
Price: $175.00  
54818 Lee, Harper; Nadiya Matuzova, foreword. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Kiev: Dnipro Publishers, 1977. First English-language Ukranian edition. The foreword by Matuzova -- who mistakenly asserts Lee practiced law after graduating Alabama State University and died in 1975 -- calls... (#54818)
Price: $350.00  
54861 London, Jack. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH: Signed by London. [circa 1915]. A beguiling head-shot of London in Mounties-style hat. Sepia-toned print measuring 4.25 x 6.5". SIGNED BY LONDON at base. "The very latest photo of the Author of 'The... (#54861)
Price: $1,250.00  
54865 Marx, Groucho. AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO (2 Record Set): Inscribed to his nurse. (Beverly Hills: A & M Records Inc. 1972). First edition. A&M SP3515. Double album with single leaf insert. INSCRIBED BY GROUCHO ON FRONT COVER in purple, "To Barbara a good... (#54865)
Price: $750.00  
54741 May, Julian. THE SAGA OF PLIOCENE EXILE: The Many-Colored Land (1981); The Golden Torc (1982); The Nonborn. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. 1981 - 1984. First edition of each volume, a LIMITED ISSUE housed together IN PUBLISHER'S SLIPCASE. Number 431 of 500 sets, each volume SIGNED BY MAY... (#54741)
Price: $350.00  
54680 Miller, Arthur. AFTER THE FALL: A PLAY. New York: Viking Press, (1964). First edition. SIGNED on the title page by Miller. One of his most personal plays, a thinly veiled personal critique centered on his then-recent divorce... (#54680)
Price: $350.00  
54867 Moses, Robert. PUBLIC WORKS: A Dangerous Trade. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1970). First edition. INSCRIBED, "To Leyland Hayward with high regard / Robert Moses." Hayward (1902-1971) was a theatrical and Hollywood producer, most notably of "South... (#54867)
Price: $400.00  
54872 O'Brian, Patrick. CAESAR: The Life Story of a Panda Leopard; and HUSSEIN: An Entertainment. (London): The British Library, (1999). First edition thus, with a new introduction by the author. Two volumes. Second editions of O'Brian's first two books, which were originally published under the... (#54872)
Price: $300.00  
54868 Rand, Ayn. WE THE LIVING: The 1942 Italian Film Adaptation on VHS Double-Cassette in Clamshell Case with. [No place]: Angelika Films, 1988. First edition thus. Italian film with English subtitles. Originally released in 1942 as two films, "Noi Vivi" and "Addio Kira," directed by Goffredo Alessandrini and... (#54868)
Price: $350.00  
54786 Reed, Harlan, THE SWING MUSIC MURDER. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. 1938. First edition. "Here is a new tempo in murder mystery. Murder is practically set to music!" His second book featuring detective Dan... (#54786)
Price: $200.00  
54691 Sayers, Dorothy L. GAUDY NIGHT: A Lord Peter Mystery. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1936). First edition in later, assume remainder jacket. Lord Wimsey finally wins the hand of Harriet Vane. Very good or better in good to very good... (#54691)
Price: $350.00  
54793 Smith, Lee. THE LAST DAY THE DOGBUSHES BLOOMED. New York: Harper & Row, (1968). First edition. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, INSCRIBED on the title page, "To Lane / Lee Smith 12/12/91." Crisp and fine in bright, fine dust jacket... (#54793)
Price: $350.00  
54726 Walker, Alice. THE COLOR PURPLE. New York: Harcourt Brace, (1982). First edition in first-issue dust jacket with only one address on rear flap. Her Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, SIGNED BY WALKER on... (#54726)
Price: $650.00  
54641 Welty, Eudora. MUSIC FROM SPAIN. Greenville, Mississippi: The Levee Press, 1948. First edition, only issue. Novella collected the following year in THE GOLDEN APPLES. Number 191 of 750 copies SIGNED BY WELTY (an additional 25... (#54641)
Price: $600.00  


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