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WHEN FOR THE TRUTH. A novel of Reconstruction Days in South Carolina.
Charleston:Walker, Evans and Cogswell. 1950. Illustrated. 587pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is worn at the edges with some fraying and soiling. There are also severeal small chips and tears to the edges. Spine shows some sun-fading. Otherwise in good condition. Book itself shows some mild shelf-wear. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good copy with a good dust jacket. FB009
$19.50
WHEN THE SUN TRIES TO GO ON
Illustrated by Larry Rivers. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. 1969. 113pp. 1st edition. A hardcover, bound in yellow cloth with a full color, raised three dimensional collage, covered in the original clear acetate wrapper. Number 84 out of 200 copies, signed by both the author and artist. In near fine condition.
$500.00
WORLD\'S FAIR
New York: Random House. (1985). 288 pp. Hardcover with slip case. No. 219 of a 300 copy limited signed edition. Signed by Doctorow on limitation page. The book is near fine with a hit of sun-fading to spine and the slip-case is in very good condition with some sun-fading as well. It was not issued with a dust jacket. Overall, in very good condition,
$85.00
YESTERDAYS WITH AUTHORS. Illustrated with photogravure portraits autograph letters, etc.
419pp. plus illustrations and facsimile letters and documents. Hard bound. First edition of augmented edition. Attractive floral design on front cover and spine. Internally in very good condition. the binding is tight and hinges intact. The front cover is bright but has some light mottling alon the edges. The spine is worn (nibbled) at the top edge, and the rear cover is mottled. Reissue of earlier editions enriched with portraits and facsiniles of autograph letters, drawn, by the courtesy of Mrs. Fields, from the collection begun by Mr. Fields and continued by her.
$25.00
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. (1989). 1st edition. 211pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by author on 1st free end-page. Blue boards lightly soiled and shelfworn. Page edges soiled. Internally, aside from author inscription, no other owners marks or signatures. The price clipped dust jacket is in good condition, slightly soiled and shelfworn, with some chipping and a tear to the lower front edge. Now enclosed in brodart. *Author's first book.
$100.00
A BOOK OF HOURS
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1937. 1st edition, No. 279 out of 550 copies, signed by the Author on the Limitation page. 202pp., with many pages as yet uncut.  Illustrations by Lynd Ward. Hardcover.  Blue boards lightly soiled with silver on cover and spine strip still bright. Internally blue end-pages clean with a bookseller ticket in lower inside edge of 1st free end-page. No previous owners marks or signatures. Pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, signed copy.
$50.00
A COLLECTION OF LETTERS OF THACKERAY 1847-1855
New York:Charles Scribner's Sons. 1888. ix+243pp. Hardcover.  Brown boards lightlly soiled and shelfworn with wear to edges and spine ends. Top edges gilt. Internally a previous owners name is inked to half-title page, but otherwise pages clean with a small bookseller ticket to rear inside board. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good copy.
$25.00
A HISTORY OF CHINESE LITERATURE
New York:Appleton and Company. 1927. 9th editiion. viii+448pp. Hardcover. Yellow boards moderately soiled and shelfworn. Page edges soiled. Internally, paper age-toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures but with a small ticket to bottom inside edge of the first free endpage. The binding is tight and hinges intact. Overall, a good solid copy.
$25.00
A KENTUCKY CARDINAL and AFTERMATH
London; The Macmillan Company,1900. Decorative hardover, no dj. New edition revised. 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. xxxii+276pp+4pp adverts. Top edge gilt, fore-edge deckled. VG conditon. Beautiful bright gilt decoration to cover and spine. Light rubbing/wear to boards/spine. Bookplate on front pastedown; rear pastedown has small piece (less than an inch square) peeled off. Slightly cocked. Scatttered light foxing to endpapers. Interior clean and securely bound. A lovely copy containing two titles, A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, both by James Allen, "Kentucky's first important novelist", who wrote using the regional vernacular.  Includes a new extended preface by the author. (cfm)
$25.00
A PRAED STREET DOSSIER
Sauk City, WI:Mycroft and Moran, Publishers. 1968. 1st edition, limited to 3000 copies. 108pp. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. Hardcover with dust jacket.  A very good clean copy, free of previous owners marks or signatures, with a very good dust jacket. 
$45.00
A SOVIET HERETIC. ESSAYS
Chicago:The University of Chicago Press. (1970). 1st edition. xx+322pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in near fine condition, just ever so slightly shelfworn. Internally bright and clean. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, rubbed and shelfworn, still in very good condition.
$25.00
A SPY IN THE  HOUSE OF LOVE
New York:British Book Center. (1954). 1st American edition, stated.  136pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Blue boards with light wear to edges of boards and spine ends. Internally, end-pages are age toned with some offset from dust jacket flaps. Pages clean with no previous owners marks or signatures found. The plain white dust jacket with title printed on front panel and spine, is soiled and shelfworn at edges, with several chips and tears to edges and seams. 
$45.00
A TINKLE OF BELLS AND OTHER POEMS
Chicago:E. A. Weeks and Company. (1895). 1st and only edition. Illustrated with 4 plates. v+210pp. Top edges gilt. Hardcover.  A pirated edition, later ordered destroyed after Rileys' lawsuit against the Publisher. Decorated boards lightly rubbed along hinges, lightly soiled, and with evidence of prior silverfish grazing to front board. Internally clean, lightly age-toned but free of previous owners marks or signatures.  The binding is tight and hinges intact.  A very good, clean copy.
$125.00
ABD-ER-RHAMAN IN PARADISE
(Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire):The Golden Cockerel Press. 1928. 34pp.+colophon page. Illustrated with wood engravings by Paul Nash.  Hardcover. Limited numbered edition, No. 264 of 400 copies. Blue cloth spine with marbled boards. Spine slightly sun-faded with light shelf-wear to edges and edge points. Internally, 2 previous owners small bookplates to inside front board, otherwise pages clean and bright. A very good copy.
$300.00
ALFRED TENNYSON
New York:Dodd, Mead and Company. 1901.  1st edition. ix+229pp. Hardcover. Page edges soiled, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Gilt on cover and spine still bright. Internally, previous owners signatue inked to 1st free end-page, otherwise pages clean and bright. Binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
$25.00

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