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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE. A MEMOIR
New York:Harper & Brothers. (1951). 1st edition, stated. 240pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Blue boards lightly soiled and edge worn with wear to top spine end. Page edges slightly soiled. Internally, pages slightly age toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact.  The dust jacket is in fair condition, still in one piece and not price clipped, but soiled with many small chips and tears to edges and folds. The rear panel along hinge has silverfish damage and is in danger of separating. 
$150.00
CONRAD AIKEN. A LIFE OF HIS ART
Princeton, NJ:Princeton University Press. 1962. 1st edition. (xi)+280pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Some age toning/discoloration to end papers, otherwise a very good, clean copy inside and out. With a very good, slightly soiled and edge worn, dust jacket. 
$25.00
CYNICS. A NOVEL
New York:Albert and Charles Boni. 1930. 238pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. The purple cloth covered boards with just the faintest hint of soiling. Edges very slightly shelfworn. Internally, previous owners bookplate to inside front board, otherwise pages clean. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and shelfworn with light wear to edges and seams (including a small tear or two) and a small hole to a spot on the spine strip. It is price clipped. A near fine copy with a very good dust jacket. *From the jacket " A literary surgeon makes a deep diagnostic incision into post-revolutionary life in Russia. In this brilliant novel, as acridly witty as has come out of Europe in many years, Marienhoff reveals the growth of the weary, disillusioned sophistication of the post-war years through the personalities of two members of the Moscow intelligentsia, whose poignant life-drama makes the story."
$300.00
DEATH OF A SALESMAN. Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts ad a Requiem
Norwalk, CT:The Easton Press. (2007). 112pp. Hardcover. Full green leather binding, decorated in gilt, with all edges gilt in fine condition. (Just removed from publishers shrinkwrap for description). 
$65.00
DON QUIXOTE DE LA MANCHA
Philadelphia; Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Two volumes.  Hardcover, no DJ. Illustrated with b/w drawings. lxi+62-465pp, and x+17-456pp+32pp adverts.  Good+ condition.  Gilt decorated red-cloth boards are shelf worn with some grime, bumped corners, some spine darkening, and small fabric tears at top of spine; gilt decoration still very nice.  Light foxing primarily to endpapers. Frontis guard loose in vol 1. Otherwise clean and unmarked, square, and securely bound.  An attractive edition, translation by Charles Jervas (aka Jarvis), illustrations by Tony Johannot.  (cfm)  
$140.00
EARL PERCY DINES ABROAD. A BOSWELLIAN EPISODE
Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company. 1924. Limited edition, Nol 52 of 550 copies. 46pp+10 Illustrations. Hardcover.  Red boards lightly soiled and shelfworn, with chipping and soiling to spine label and a small gouge to the lower spine strip. Internally end pages slighly age-toned but clean, free of previous owners marks or signatures. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A good solid copy.
$20.00
EAT CROW
London:Rainbow Press. 1971. Number 89 of 150 copies, signed and numbered by the Author. With a drawing by Leonard Baskin. 89pp + colophon page.  With slipcase. Full calf leather boards lightly rubbed and soiled with gilt on spine quite faded.  Slipcase in very good conditon. 
$400.00
ESSAYS & VERSES ABOUT BOOKS
New York: The Merrymount Press. 1926. Edition limited to 275 copies. 108pp. Hardcover, no jacket. Deckled fore-edge. Good+ condition. Dark blue paper covered boards lightly rubbed and soiled. Decorative fabric spine, with  printed paper title, is sun darkened. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown. Foxing to front and rear endpapers. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Securely bound but with a crack at p65. Some pages still uncut. A handsomely printed book on heavy paper.  (cfm)
$45.00
EVEN THE WICKED. A Matt Scudder Murder
(London):Orion Books Ltd.  (1996). 1st edition. 277pp. Signed by the author on the title page.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  A near fine copy, with a very good, slightly shelf-worn along edges and slightly soiled back panel, dust jacket.  Signed by author on title page.  
$50.00
FEDERER UND TOLSTOI. LEBEN, PROBLEM UND GESTALT
Washington, DC:Gerogetown University Press. 1959. (xi)+290pp+errata. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled with light wear to edges and edge points. Gilt slightly dulled on spine, bright on front board. Page edges slightly soiled.  Internally, paper age-toned, but otherwise clean with no previous owners marks or signatures. Text in German.
$95.00
FIND WHAT THE SAILOR HAS HIDDEN. VLADIMIR NABOKOV'S 'PALE FIRE'
Middleton, CT:Wesleyan University Press. (1988). 1st edition. v+276pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Blue boards clean but slightly warped with top page edges lightly soiled. Internally a previous owners gift inscription is inked to the half title page, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The binding is tight and hinges intact. The dust jacket is just slightly shelfworn, otherwise in very good condition.
$35.00
FIRE AND SLEET AND CANDLELIGHT
Sauk City, Wisconsin:Arkham House Publishers. 1961. 1st edition. 236pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Other than some light soiling to the page edges, a very good, clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures. The unclipped dust jacket is in very good condition as well save for some very light soiling to background white of back cover and a verticle crease on the spine as if someone had folded the jacket there at one time.  A very good copy.
$75.00
FRENCH OPINION OF MOLIERE (1800-1850). (Brown University Studies Volume III)
Providence:Brown University. 1937. 125pp+14pp.Bibliography and Index. Hardcover.  Brown boards slightly soiled with light shelfwear to edges. Internally clean with an Author's inscription to top of 1st free endpage. Otherwise a very good clean copy.
$45.00
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (Makers of Modern Literature Series)
Norfolk, CT:New Directions Books. (1945). 144pp. Hardcover with dust jacket.  Gray boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges with edge points gently worn. Internally a previous owners name and date is inked to first free end-page, with some margin notes penciled to page 11, but otherwise pages clean. The dust jacket is in fair condition, still in one piece, but soiled and quite worn with chips and tears to edges and folds. * "One of America's most distinguished literary magazines, The Kenyon Review, celebrated the centenary of the birth of Gerard Manley Hopkins by commissioning a group of leading critics to write essays on different aspects of his work. These essays are here collected in book form, supplemented by a biographical sketch which rounds out the picture of Hopkins as a poet."...dj
$30.00
GNOMON. Essays on Contemporary Literature
(New York):McDowell Obolensky.  (1958). 300pp. 1st edition. Hardcover with dust jacket.   Book in very good, clean condition. Dust jacket, lightly soiled and shelfworn, with wear to edges. Still in very good condition.
$20.00

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