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401 Ryan, Brittney Legend of Holly Claus, The
New York Harper Collins 2004 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is in Fine condition and it's dustjacket is very near fine with just a touch of light handling. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and the price is on the back panel of the dust jacket. The novel is rated for children of nine years old and up. The title page is beautifully inscribed by the author. It says "For Louis, Awaken the dream inside and you will change the world. Yours in Enchantment, with love" and the note is signed by Brittney Ryan, the author. This is the fifth printing of the First edition and this fine dedication makes this volume very collectible. Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no child had ever asked before him, a miracle occurs. Santa and his wife have a daughter. The birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly's heart is frozen and the gates to Forever are locked to her and her people. Now grown into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly becomes consumed with the desire to break the spell that holds her people hostage. She escapes to the world of Victorian New York and embarks on a series of dangerous and life-changing adventures. Fanciful characters, rich language, and evocative imagery fill this book. A wonderful story and a great read! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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402 Salisbury, Harrison E. Time of Change, A
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1988 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This is a Very Fine edition written by one of the most acclaimed reporters and commentators of our time. Of this volume, Harrison Salisbury says "I write of reporting in this day, of complex and unpopular issues and men I have tried to understand and interpret. I would be shocked if every reader applauded my judgements". Harrison Salisbury spent most of his life on the front lines of reporting. He was thrown out of the University of Minnesota as editor of the college daily for his campaigns against the administration. He almost lost his first journeyman's job for his reports on the Great Depression. Stalin threatened to expel him from Russia in World War II. Some editors of the New York Times wanted to fire him for his reports from Moscow and he was thrown out of Moscow for those same reports. The experience and intelligence of this writer comes through from start to finish in this beautiful volume. Published in 1988 this copy is in Very Fine condition. This beautiful book is bound in full leather with ornate gilt ornamentation to both boards as well as the spine. The spine has raised hubs in the tradition of classic bookbinding and there is a fine satin bookmark sewn-in to the book. This edition, published by the Franklin Library is gilt on all edges. It contains a special introduction from Harrison Salisbury that appears in no other edition of this title. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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403 Sanders, Lawrence McNally's Trial
New York G.P. Putnam 1995 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo 
Archer McNaly strikes again in a caper which finds the top operative learning far too much about the death-styles of the rich and famous. Fine Proof copy published before the First edition. Proofs are printed before the First edition in very limited quantities and are always more rare than the First edition. Tight and unread. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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404 Sarrazin, Albertine Astragal
New York Grove Press 1967 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo 
Astragal is an erotic novel that deals with a young woman whose lover is in jail. She is obliged to work the streets to support herself. This is a novel that even has some non-sexual action in it! The book and the dustjacket are in fine condition and the dustjacket is not price-clipped. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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405 Schulberg, Budd What Makes Sammy Run?
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Budd Schulberg was born into a family that helped create the movie business. His father ran Paramount Pictures with great success until he was pushed out of his job in the 1930's. Budd excelled as a screenwriter and contributed to such films as "A Star is Born". He loved the movies but not the business. He put his love, his insider's knowledge, and his rage into this wonderful novel. The novel tells the story of the ruthless and unscrupulous Sammy Glick. What Makes Sammy Run was a huge bestseller and is considered today by many to be the Greatest novel ever written about Hollywood. Schulberg is a novelist, sportswriter, social activist and screenwriter. He is known for his independence and his idealism. Schulberg won the Academy Award in 1954 for the screenplay to "On The Waterfront". He also wrote the novels The Disenchanted, The Harder They Fall and the memoirs Moving Pictures and Sparring With Hemingway. As always with Easton Press books, This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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406 Scott, Sir Walter Quentin Durward - 3 Volumes
London Archibald Constable 1823 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
This three volume set, bound in half-leather is the First edition of 'Quentin Durward', one of Sir Walter Scott's forty-eight Waverly novels. The leather is bound over marbled boards and there is general wear to the set as we might expect in a book published in 1823. However , the bindings are solid and probably contemporary to the publication. There is some rubbing and there are a few small chips with one chip at the top compartment of the spine of volume three. If desired, these could be repaired. The textblocks are virtually completely clean with a spot of foxing here and there mostly at the very beginning of the volume. Most pages are absolutely clean. A couple of the gatherings in volume one are slightly out of register and extend very slightly from the fore-edge. The half-titles are not present and were probably discarded by the printer. First issue points according to Worthington and Todd and Bowden are present. Printers in those days sometimes thought of the half-titles to be wasted paper and discarded them to their scrap pile which would be sold for income for the printer. Fly-titles and all primary title pages are present. All-in-all this is a very respectable set of a very old and rare novel from the author of Ivanhoe and Waverly. This book caused quite a furor when it appeared in Paris. This sensation was very similar to the one created by 'Waverly' in Edinburgh. With Quentin Durward, for the first time Scott had ventured onto foreign ground and the French public were absolutely delighted. A lesser known but wonderful novel by "The Great Unknown". We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 360.00 USD
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407 Scott, Sir Walter Great Illustrated Classics: Ivanhoe
New York Baronet Books 1994 Cloth Laminate As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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408 Scott, Sir Walter St. Ronan's Well - 3 Vols
Edinburgh Archibald Constable 1824 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
St. Ronan's Well has been called "unique" among the Waverly novels. These beautiful books are bound with a blindstamped leather spine and red leather that encloses the entire perimeter of the front and back boards which are marbled. All edges are also marbled as are the endpapers. This is probably a binding that is near contemporary to the book. It is quite an unusual binding. There is some slight chipping to volume one near the spine on the front board and very slight wear to the other volumes. The half-titles are not present. We find this quite a bit in Scott's novels because many of the binders considered the Half-title to be unnecessary paper so they discarded it onto their scrap pile which they would then sell and generate income. The fly-titles are all present and they basically serve the function of the half-title but they come after the title page, just before the text starts, rather than before it.. There is an armorial bookplate attached to each of the front pastedowns. It is 2 1/2" wide and 3" tall. They really don't detract from a book of this age. As with the half-titles, the advertisements at the end of the third volume were discarded in binding. The textblocks are very clean and have no foxing. The three books reside in a Fine custom made leather presentation case in red to match the bindings of the books. Within the case each volume is protected by a mylar cover. Here is one of the Great classics written by Sir Walter Scott. All points are correct for the First edition according to Todd and Bowden. St. Ronan's Well is a novel of Social Criticism and it is one of Scott's most bitter and scathingly satirical novels. In fact, a scene in which a forced marriage is consumated was so unpleasant that the publishers forced him to alter his plot. As always, Scott tells a magnificent story of early nineteenth century Scotland. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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409 Scott, Sir Walter Kenilworth - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1966 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
Kenilworth is one of the forty eight novels of Sir Walter Scott that are referred to as 'The Waverly Novels'. This edition is bound in a very luxurious cloth material that has a fine pattern of decoration upon it. The covers are thick and you can run your fingers over it and feel the great texture. The book is in Fine condition and the slipcase shows some very minor wear. It is at least Very Good+ with just a couple of small marks. There were only fifteen hundred copies of this book published of which this is number 469. It was published at the Lane Press in Burlington, Vermont and it is illustrated by Clarke Hutton who signed the book on its colophon at the rear of the volume. A gorgeous offering. Kenilworth is an historical romance that was first published in 1821. The book is evidence that Scott spoke the truth when he said that the sight of a ruined castle made him want to reconstruct the life and times of what he saw. There is plenty of action in the story but Scott also spends much time and space setting the stage for the action. He offers a detailed historical background for the novel. This is a beautiful offering. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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410 Scott, Sir Walter Talisman, The - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This title is one of the novels of Sir Walter Scott's 48 novel Waverly Series. It contains all of the ingredients for a romantic adventure: Faraway lands, love, mystery, and chivalric courage and daring. The book is an Historical Romance such as Ivanhoe and it is a wonderful reading experience. The volume is in near Fine condition and has a gilt top-edge which shows a couple of minor spots and scratches. The gilt still looks good. The slipcase is in Very Good+ condition with a couple of small scratches to the spine and a couple of small marks on the back. The book makes a nice presentation. There is a glossary in the rear of the book to help with antiquated terms. Only 1500 copies of this edition were published of which this is number 281. It was printed by W.S. Cowell Limited in Ipswich, England. It is illustrated with aquatints that have been etched in copper by Federico Castellon. It is a wonderful copy and a great read. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 149.00 USD
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411 Scott, Sir Walter Waverley - LEC
Lunenburg Vermont Limited editions club 1961 First Edition Limited/Numbered Full-Leather Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
When this novel was published anonymously in 1814, it created great interest among readers who sought to discover the author. Scott claimed that he published the book this way in order to avoid 'political discussion'. Because the book was published only 60 years after the invasion of Prince Charlie and because the dark and bloody days of 1745 still rankled in the minds of many living people. This book is a historical romance and is the first book in what is known as the Waverly Novels. There were eventually 48 novels in the series including 'Ivanhoe'. This book is in very near fine condition and the slipcase shows minor shelfwear. It is bound in full leather. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed and this is number 725. It was printed at the Stinehour Press and the drawings are by Robert Ball. It is signed by Mr. Ball. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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412 Scott, Sir Walter St. Ronan's Well - 3 Vols
Edinburgh Archibald Constable 1824 First Edition Half-Leather Fine No Jacket 12mo 
These beautiful books were bound at the world famous Bayntun Bindery and they are collectible if for that reason only. But here we have one of the Great classics written by Sir Walter Scott. These books are all First editions and First printings and they are in very fine condition. They are bound in half-leather with gilt ornamentation on both the front and rear boards of each volume. The spines have six compartments and they are lettered and beautifully decorated in gilt. The top edges are also gilt. All half-titles are present and the volumes are tightly bound. There is no foxing to the text. The pages are pristine. All points are correct for the First edition according to Todd and Bowden. St. Ronan's Well is a novel of Social Criticism and it is one of Scott's most bitter and scathingly satirical novels. In fact, a scene in which a forced marriage is consumated was so unpleasant that the publishers forced him to alter his plot. As always, Scott tells a magnificent story of early nineteenth century Scotland. This is a fine set indeed. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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413 Scott, Sir Walter Waverley - Special Coronation Binding
T. Nelson and Sons 1911 1st Thus Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo 
This is a very unusual little volume. The novel is 'Waverly', the first of the great Sir Walter Scott 'Waverly Novels' that include such classics as 'Ivanhoe'. What is particularly interesting in this edition is that it was published to commemorate the coronation of his Majesty King George V. The book was published in 1911 and is bound in royal purple cloth. The front board is inscribed in gilt and dated. There is blindstamping to the spine as well as a faded gilt title of 'Waverly'. The book is holding together well with a bit of toning to the textblock. There is a monochrome frontispiece opposite the title page. The volume is currently in a mylar wrapper to protect it. An interesting volume. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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414 Scott, Sir Walter Scott's Poetical Works - 12 vols
Edinburgh Adam and Charles Black 1857 1st Thus Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
For those who are interested in the works of Sir Walter Scott, this set is a real find. The poetical works of Scott are more important than those of many authors because poetry is how he began his career and he never really stopped telling stories in verse. His fascination with his own country's native poetry led him to compile and publish his first work, The Minstrelsy of the Southern Border. After this he began to write full length books in verse such as The Lay of the Last Minstrel and The Lady of the Lake. Scott was a true scholar of literature as well as poetry and these twelve volumes contain all of his notes and introductions along with various readings and the editor's notes. There is much information and pleasure to be found in this set. The books are bound in half-leather over marbled boards. They are 12mo in size. The endpapers are also marbled. there is some normal shelfwear to the books that has occurred over the years. The spines are very nicely decorated in gilt and each separate volume has a frontispiece as well as a pictorial title page. In four of the volumes the tissue guard (small piece of tissue paper between the frontispiece and the title page) is not present. Most volumes show some shelfwear such as a bit of wear to the top and bottom of the spines and extremities. Volume eight shows particular wear to the spine. All of the bindings are very tight and the textblocks are clean with no foxing. All edges are nicely marbled and within the texts there is also printed the musical scores to the rhymes which had been set to melody thus being historical folk songs so to speak. This is a wonderful set that will be enjoyed for generations as it indeed has already been enjoyed by previous generations. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 685.00 USD
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415 Scott, Sir Walter Doom of Devorgoil
Edinburgh Cadell 1830 First Edition Original Boards Fair No Jacket 8vo 
Here is one of the most difficult of the works of Sir Walter Scott to find. Published by Cadell and Co. in Edinburgh this is Todd and Bowden 239A. Although "officially" this is a First edition and second issue it is also the First issue in complete and separate form. This drama in verse had been written twelve years before for production on the stage. For various reasons it was considered unsuitable at the time and wound up being published in extracts in periodical literary publications. When it was decided in 1830 to publish the book as a whole Scott worked on it again and this volume was the result. The earlier printings of the play were included in the 1830 Poetical Works and this book is essentially from the same impression with different signatures and pagination. All points of issue noted in Todd and Bowden are present including the misnumbering of pages 202 and 275. This book has been rebound in full leather with red leather labels on the five compartment spine. The textblock is in wonderful condition and shows no foxing. The volume is housed in its own Mylar wrapper inside of the custom made leather slipcase. The leather of the slipcase matches the leather of the book. Included with the volume is a letter dated February 16th, 1900 from Appleton Sturgis. The letter talks about how he acquired the book through one of his agents in Edinburgh and is making a gift of it to his friend. He talks about its extreme rarity and the fact that at that point in time a copy had not shown up on the market in ten years and the fact that the book is "little known". This is truly a wonderful item for the Scott collector and it makes a great presentation in its fine slipcase. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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416 Scott, Sir Walter Tales of My Landlord - Second Series - 4 Vols
Edinburgh Archibald Constable 1818 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
This four-volume novel "The Heart of Midlothian" was published two years before Ivanhoe and is the story of "Jennie Deans" and her great effort to save her sisters life. It was supposedly based on a true story. Fact or Fiction, it is a very exciting story told as only Sir Walter Scott could tell it. It is filled with suspense, mystery, and romance, and there is even a happy ending! There are many who consider this to be Scott's greatest novel. This is the first edition of this novel as well as the first issue (Todd and Bowden 122Aa) and (Worthington page 78). First edition and issue points include the volume II misspelling on page 52 of "Wichtcraft" and the misnumbering of page 348 in volume III as 438. The first page of the text in the dedicatory section in Volume I shows the "Vol I A" that is indicative of the second state. These are lovely books that show a bit of rubbing to the boards and some wear to the extremities. The spines and tips are a chocolate leather. The spines have raised hubs and are lettered in beautiful gilt that is still extremely bright. There is no foxing to the textblock and the set makes a lovely presentation. This novel is a wonderful Historical Romance that takes place in early 18th century Scotland and it is one of the more rare Scott novels. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 385.00 USD
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417 Scott, Walter Ivanhoe - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1951 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
This is the First Thus edition from the Limited Editions Club. Two volumes in slipcase. #1468 of 1500 copies in beautiful decorative cloth with some sunning to the spines. The slipcase is in Very Good shape with a small amount of wear. Signed on the colophon by Edward A. Wilson, the illustrator. Beautiful copy of this revered classic. The book has a wonderful plot that carries the reader along and is based on true history. It is one of the world's favorite classics. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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418 Sewell, Anna Great Illustrated Classics: Black Beauty
New York Baronet Books 1989 Cloth Laminate As New No Jacket 

Price: 8.95 USD
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419 Shaara, Jeff Gods and Generals
New York Ballantine Books 1996 First Edition Proof Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
I think just about all Civil War afficionados know of Michael Shaara's classic The Killer Angels. That book was about the people who led the fight in the Battle of Gettysburg and it won the Pulitzer Prize. This book is an epic Civil War novel in which Michael Shaara's son Jeff Shaara writes about the lives of the Great military leaders from the beginning of the Civil War. This book stands very well alongside The Killer Angels. This volume is an uncorrected proof copy. This means that it was published before the first edition. Proofs serve the purpose of allowing the author and the publisher to make any changes or corrections before the final publishing of the first edition. They are produced in very small printings. They are always more rare than the first edition and even more so when they are signed. This proof is in Fine condition with no creases to the spine. Jeff Shaara has inscribed, dated and signed this book directly on the title page. The book is in the format of a large trade paperback. A wonderful offering for History buffs as well as the general reader who loves a great story. We are pleased to send pictures 
Price: 175.00 USD
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420 Shakar, Alex Savage Girl, The
New York Harper Collins 2001 First Edition Cloth Laminate Fine Fine 8vo 
Published in 2001, The Savage Girl is Alex Shakar's first novel. It is a razor-sharp and mesmerizing satire that takes a wicked look at the dark side of contemporary consumer culture. Mr. Shakar was a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and previously published a collection of stories called City in Love.This First Edition is in Fine condition as is its dust jacket. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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421 Shakar, Alex Savage Girl, The
New York Harper Collins 2001 1st Edition Advance Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
The Proof is in Very Near Fine condition and shows only a light scratch to the front .Published in 2001, The Savage Girl is Alex Shakar's first novel. It is a razor-sharp and mesmerizing satire that takes a wicked look at the dark side of contemporary consumer culture. Mr. Shakar was a Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and previously published a collection of stories called City in Love. Included with the Proof is pre-publication material from Harper Collins that talks about the book and give a schedule of the author's book signings. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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422 Shelley, Mary Great Illustrated Classics: Frankenstein
New York Baronet Books 1993 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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423 Shirley, John Silicon Embrace
Shingletown ca. Mark V. Zeising Books 1996 First Edition Limited Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Published by Mark Zeising in 1996, this book is a beautiful Limited Edition. There were 300 copies printed of which this is number 236. The book is in Fine condition as is the dustjacket. John Shirley is the author of many classic works from the dark side of science fiction. He was also the screenwriter of The Crow, an immensely popular film. I do not have a slipcase for this book but the volume is beautiful and striking. This novel takes us to a future where cyberpunk technology and ancient spiritual secrets merge into one Silicon Embrace. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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424 Sillitoe, Alan Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2002 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is comprised of the title novella and eight stories about working-class outsiders scorned by the "Establishment". A watershed publishing event and a harbinger of social rebellion during the 1960's, the title was an extraordinary critical success and an immediate best seller when it was first published in 1959. It has remained so ever since, thanks to Sillitoe's virtuoso writing, his lucid portrayal of a world rarely seen and the profound resonance these stories have with all who feel the pressure to compromise their ideals. Alan Sillitoe is one of Britain's most venerated writers and the author of over 50 books. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is his best-known work as well as his favorite. Mr. Sillitoe has said that this book is "The statement of my artistic integrity". This book is in Very Fine condition and was only opened to verify the signature. This beautiful book is bound in full tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 2002 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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425 Silverberg, Robert King of Dreams
New York HarperCollins Publishers 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
Another fantastic story from this Master of the Sci-Fi genre. A Great circle closes. The intricate drama and colorful weave of a gargantuan planet people by thirty billion of human as well as alien aspect is again brilliantly rendered by Mr. Silverberg. A Fine copy of this First edition. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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426 Silverberg, Robert Conglomeroid Cocktail Party
New York Arbor House 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo 
Fine First edition of Science Fiction short stories by a master of the genre. Silverberg says 'The ideal Science-fiction story should amaze as well as delight. Not price-clipped and in beautiful condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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427 Sims, J. Marion Silver Sutures in Surgery and Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery
Birmingham, Alabama The Classics of Surgery Library 1987 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This volume is a beautiful facsimile of a medical book that was originally published in 1858. It is a special Limited Numbered edition. The book is in Very Fine condition in full-leather with gilt decoration and lettering. All edges are gilt and the endpapers are finely marbled. In the inner front pastedown there is a special plate that I imagine was placed there by the publisher that says 'This is copy 947 of a Limited edition of 7,500 copies in the Library of Dr..........' (I am leaving out the Doctor's name). The Doctor's name was clearly printed when the book was sent to him because there is no handwriting on the label. The design is stamped in 22k gold, There is a brown silk ribbon bookmark bound-in to the volume and the book is indexed. This would be a great book for anyone interested in the development of science as it regards surgical history such as an interested layperson, a medical student of any kind, or a Doctor interested in the history of his Art. The book is profusely illustrated. The textblock, which is pristine, contains the original text of this medical classic. J. Marion Sims was the founder of modern gynecologic surgery in the United States. He conceived his operating techniques when, as a young man practicing in Alabama, he undertook to treat slave girls suffering from vesicovaginal fistula. Sims invented new instruments to meet new requirements and covered the whole range of gynecological surgery in the pre and post antiseptic era. This book contains two of his classic works. 'Silver Sutures in Surgery' and 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery'. The book comes with a 14 page pamphlet that introduces the subjects to modern readers. This is a very fine offering and it makes a great presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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428 Sinclair, Andrew/Thomas, Dylan Adventures in the Skin Trade - A Play
London Dent 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo 
This is a very nice copy of the first edition of this most interesting work. Published by Dent in 1967 this volume is in very near fine condition with an almost unnoticable, very slight indentation to the top right of the front board. Otherwise the boards are absolutely clean and the silver lettering on the spine is bright and sharp. The dustjacket is in very good condition and shows moderate wear to the top of the front panel. There is also very slight chipping to the extreme top and bottom of the spine panel. The jacket is not price-clipped. There is a small closed tear to the bottom of the rear panel. This is Dylan Thomas' 'Adventures in the Skin Trade' in theatrical format. Andrew Sinclair interpreted this joyous novel for the stage. Although written as a play, the book is sparkling reading and has been rendered with a true understanding of Dylan Thomas' method and purpose. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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429 Sinclair, Upton Samuel The Seeker
Pasadena, CA Upton Sinclair 1923 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book is without a dustjacket and the boards as well as the spine show a little wear from age. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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430 Sinclair, Upton Boston - 2 Vols
Long Beach, CA Upton Sinclair 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
Two Volume First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. These books are without a dustjacket but the boards are very clean with some fading to the spine from age. A very nice set even without the dustjackets. A readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing.2 volumes 
Price: 55.00 USD
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431 Sinclair, Upton 100%: The Story of a Patriot
Pasadena, CA Upton Sinclair 1920 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book is without a dustjacket and the boards show some staining with some fading to the spine from age. Small ownership stamp to the ffep. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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432 Sinclair, Upton Presidential Mission
New York Viking Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book is without a dustjacket but the boards are clean with some fading to the spine from age. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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433 Sinclair, Upton Little Steel
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book is without a dustjacket and the boards are somewhat soiled from age. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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434 Sinclair, Upton Presidential Agent
New York Viking Press 1944 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book is without a dustjacket but the boards are clean with some fading to the spine from age. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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435 Sinclair, Upton Cup of Fury, The
New York Channel Press 1956 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
First edition and Later printing from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This books dustjacket shows wear but is complete. The dustjacket is price-clipped. There is some minor marring to the boards. In this book Sinclair says "I have compiled a list of drinking people I have known. Two score of them went to their doom, eleven as suicides. This is their story." A most informative book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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436 Sinclair, Upton A World To Win
New York Viking Press 1946 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 8vo 
First edition from the author of 'The Jungle". Upton Sinclair was a perennial social activist as well as a very controversial writer. This book's dustjacket is fairly worn with some missing paper, particularly at the top of the spine panel. Still, a readable book and an important one for all those interested in early Twentieth century writing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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437 Singer, Isaac Bashevis King of the Fields
New York Farrar Straus and Company 1988 First Edition Limited/Numbered Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Isaac Bashevis Singer migrated from Poland to America in 1935. A great writer by any standards he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. The Nobel commitee cited his "impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life". This Limited edition which was published by Farrar Strauss Giroux in 1988 is in near fine condition. The Limited was published in an edition of 300 signed and numbered copies of which this copy is #239. The beautifully bound dark blue volume is housed in a Fine light blue slipcase that shows some minor marking to the slipcase spine. The label on the book has the tiniest of wear but it is complete and the wear does not detract. The internals are beautiful and pristine. This novel is a gripping story that deals with a Polish-Jewish family in Europe. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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438 Slater, Harrison Gradwell Night Music, a Mystery
New York Harcourt inc. 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This volume is in as new condition but for a very small crease to the inside front flap just above the price. The book is not price-clipped. Harrison Gradwell Slater wrote directly on the title page of the book. It says 'Best Wishes' and then he signs his name. This is a terrific novel of mystery and suspense. It involves Mozart, murder, and international intrigue. The story is played out by a cast of the rich and talented in the glittering cities of Europe. A fine mystery. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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439 Smiley, Jane A Thousand Acres
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
A true modern classic signed by the author. Typical of the Easton Press books, this volume is bound superbly and makes a fine presentation. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep blue leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. The volume is brand new and still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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440 Smith, April Be The One
New York Knopf 2000 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This is a pre-publication proof of April Smith's 'Be the One'. Smith is also the author of 'North of Montana'. It is in fine condition with all corners square and a pristine textblock. The spine is not creased. Proofs are published in very small printings and are distributed to only the author and professional book reviewers. Thus, the proof is more rare than the first edition. This volume has the normal plain and simple cover that is usual for a proof but when the front of the wrap is opened, there is a full color cover that was used in the First edition release of the book. This is a book of suspense. The main character is Cassidy Sanderson who is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. She is the only female scout in the league. On a scouting trip to the Dominican Republic two men unexpectedly change her life. When they return to Los Angeles all three find themselves entangled in a blackmail scheme laced with voodoo and real-life violence. A tightening triangle of suspicion and deception takes us into the back rooms of the high-stakes world of sports and finance. This is a novel of non-stop suspense built around a central character of substance and originality. The book is large in scope and emotionally rich. A Great read and a real page-turner. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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441 Smith, Bradley Erotic Art of the Masters 18th, 19th, 20th Centuries
Torino, Italy Erotic Art Book Society 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to 
Here, for the first time, is a gallery of the most important erotic paintings of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The most skillful and creative painters in every era have produced this type of living art. The Masters of each era have reflected individual characteristics, but erotic art has never become dated or out of fashion. This volume is in very fine condition as is its dustcover but for the tiniest bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine. It is virtually invisible. There is also a really tiny bit of wear to the upper right corner of the front panel of the jacket. Neither of these detract at all from the beauty of the book. There is an introduction by Henry Miller and the book is fully indexed. There is also a complete listing in the rear of the book that references each painting, the country that it came from and bibliographical information as to exactly where the painting resides. Previous to all this is a full bibliography for reference. The endpapers are stunning and are different in the front than they are in the rear. The book contains 207 pages including the colophon. Here we find such artists as Picasso, Manet, Renoir, Dali, Warhol, Toulouse-Latrec, Degas, and many, many more. The paper is glossy and beautiful and the pictures are color as well as monochrome. Most are in color. This is a beautiful book that will provide years of perusing and enjoyment. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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442 Smith, C.W. Gabriel's Eye
Houston Winedale 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
This is the latest work from the magical pen of C.W.Smith. The book is As New with no flaws. The book was signed by Mr.Smith at a Dallas booksigning which I attended personally. It was published in a small printing. The story tells of the life and loves of a beautiful art teacher, Susan, who gets involved with a seventeen year old transfer student, Jeff Robbins. With compelling insight, Gabriel's Eye exposes the architecture of the human heart in all its vulnerability and power. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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443 Smith, Huston World's Religions, The
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publisher's shrinkwrap so forgive the slightly distorted picture. Shrinkwrap does not scan well. For more than two generations, Hustom Smith's classic The Worlds Religions has been the primary resource for understanding the Great Faiths, traditions, and religious practices of the world. The New York Times called it 'intelligent' and 'clearly written'. The Library Journal called it 'The Best one volume book on world religions' and Bill Moyers stated that it is 'the one book on world religions that I can't do without'. The religions are described from the perspective of its followers and on the inner dimensions of the religions. It talks about what makes them unique and why they have such a strong appeal to their adherents. This is a wonderful book in perfect condition. It can be read for pleasure or used as a dependable reference. A volume that should be in every well-balanced collection. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep burgundy leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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444 Smith, Martin Cruz December 6
New York Simon & Schuster 2002 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Martin Cruz Smith is also the author of 'Gorky Park' and 'Havana Bay'. December 6 is a novel of exotic locales, intimate intrigues, and the mysteries of the human heart. This is a brand new volume and it is in Very Fine condition. The dustjacket is also very fine. The volume was signed directly onto the first blank page by Martin Cruz Smith. Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, this novel explores the coming world war through the other end of the prism of history. A prism held by the main character, Harry Niles, who is an unforgettable rogue and lover. An Excellent collector's copy. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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445 Smith, T.R. Poetica Erotica
New York Horace Liveright 1931 First Edition Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
This is a 1931 Limited edition of Poetica Erotica. This title was originally published in more than one volume. Then, in 1927 the first complete edition in one volume was published. The 1931 edition is a reprint of that first edition. There were 3000 copies that were numbered and this book is number 247 of 3000. It is an old but solid book. The boards are very clean and there is no writing in the book. It contains 770 pages. There is no dustjacket but I do not know if it was issued with one. As far as I know it was not. The title, which is written in gilt on the front board, is still bright and fine. The spine, however, is completely faded but I used a magnifying glass and was able to see that it contains a floral blindstamping, the title in the middle of the spine, and 1931 at the bottom. There is slight toning to the text block from age but for a book of this age it was made very well and the paper is very good so the yellowing is quite slight. There is slight shelf-wear to the extreme top of the spine but little or none at the bottom. The book covers so many authors and poets that it is impossible to list them here. However it is an anthology that all poetry lovers can enjoy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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446 Smith, Zadie White Teeth
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket Signed by Author
This book is in the original publisher's shrink wrap. White Teeth, originally published in the year 2000 is an acclaimed novel by the British author Zadie Smith. It focuses on the later lives of two wartime friends - a Bangladeshi and an Englishman Archie Jones as well as their families in London. The book won multiple honors, including the 2000 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the 2000 Whitbread Book Award in the category of best first novel. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. This is a beautiful copy signed by the author. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled gray leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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447 Smollett, Tobias Adventures of Peregrine Pickle - 2 Vols.
London James Cochrane and Co 1831 Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo . Signed by Illustrator
Tobias Smollett was baptised on March 19th 1721. He was one of the great English satirists and writers. He apprenticed as a surgeon and throughout his life he combined the roles of medical man and author. He is best known for his picaresque novels and led a fascinating life. This very attractive two volume set is titled 'The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, in which is included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality'. The illustrations are by the great George Cruikshank who illustrated so many of the Charles Dickens novels. The books are bound in fine half-leather over marbled boards, The endpapers are marbled as well. All of the edges are marbled and they look beautiful!. The spines are lettered in gilt and read 'British Novelists - Adventures of Peregrine Pickle Vol I and II'. The bindings are in very fine condition with hardly a hint of shelf-wear. The books are 12mo in size. Each illustrated plate in the books has a tissue guard. There is very, very little foxing in the volumes and it tends to be, as usual, on the plates. The textblocks are almost pristine. There is a slight bump to the top back board of volume one but it is almost invisible. 'Peregrine Pickle' is a picaresque romance whose action takes place in the early eighteenth century in England and the Continent. A really attractive set. We are pleased to send pictures on request.. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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448 Spenser, Edmund Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser - 5 Volumes
London Bell and Daldy Reprint Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo 
Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for his "The Faerie Queen" a long allegorical poem published in 1609. His first important publication was "The Shepheardes Calender" Published in 1579. Both of these works remain of great interest and retain their lofty postition in literature. This offering is a fove volume set of his complete poetical works. The set is in near-fine condition with minor shelfwear to the tops and bottoms of the spine..There is no foxing in the set and the text is clean and fine. The bindings are in finely decorated book cloth on both the front and back boards with gold highlights.There is no date on the books but I would estimate publication around the last half of the 1800's at the very beginning of the art deco movement in publishing. In the advertisement at the front of the first volume it says that "painstaking accuracy was employed to render it the most correct text extant. This leaves little to be done in the way of corrections or emendations by any future editor". The books are housed in a beautiful custom made bookcloth slipcase to hold the set and there are silk ribbons to make it easier to slide the books out with no damage. Each volume is also in its own mylar wrapper to afford further protection. The slipcase is green to match the color of the bindings and is not shown in the photograph because I wanted you to see the books themselves. The set makes a lovely presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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449 Spillane, Mickey I, The Jury
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2003 1st Thus Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
In the original publisher's shrinkwrap this Fine volume is New and has never been read. It is in As New condition and it is Signed by Mickey Spillane. This novel is important to twentieth century literature. It was originally published in 1946 and it caused much controversy because people were initially repelled by what was then considered excessive violence, sex, and vigilantism. The first printing was a mere 7000 copies. When the novel was republished in the paperback format it marked the beginning of an unprecedented literary and pop-culture phenomenon. Millions of copies were sold as readers discovered Spillane's hard-boiled style. Spillane is the father of the hard-boiled Detective novel. This is a style that has been picked up and carried forward by countless mystery writers to this day. Mickey Spillane started out as a comic book writer and he had little success. His comic book character was "Mike Danger", a tough, heavy-drinking, quick-shooting detective. When Spillane needed some money to build a house in 1946, rather than waste his already established comic character, he changed the character's name to "Mike Hammer" and history was made. Today Mickey Spillane is one of the world's best-selling and most widely read authors. This book marks a revolution in detective writing and will make a beautiful addition to the shelves of the collector. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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450 Spyri, Johanna Great Illustrated Classics: Heidi
New York Baronet Books 1990 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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451 Steinbeck, John Red Pony, The
New York Viking Press 1945 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo 
First illustrated edition. Perhaps good+ with pictorial bookplate on first blank endpaper depicting a tall ship. Slight soiling to front board and slipcase moderately worn. The text is tight and clean. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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452 Steinbeck, John Moon is Down, The
New York Viking Press 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo 
First edition and Second State of Steinbeck's timeless classic. The Moon is Down continued the literary experiment that was begun with Of Mice and Men. That is, writing a short novel that had the time and place disciplines of Drama and The Stage. Book is remarkably fine condition with just a bit of toning. Dustjacket is very good with missing paper at a bit chipping to the top of the spine panel as well as the bottom. Front and rear panels excellent. Price clipped by the publisher as called for with diagonal clips to all inner flaps. There is an ad for savings bonds for defense on the back panel of the dustjacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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453 Steinbeck, John Wayward Bus, The
New York Viking Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 8vo 
Steinbeck's Wayward Bus shows the versatility of Steinbeck's interestes and genius. The book itself is in excellent condition with all points correct for the first edition. There is a bookplate attached to the front pastedown and minor tape repairs to the inside of the dustjacket at the spine. Dustjacket shows shelf-wear to the extremities but is not price-clipped. A Nice copy but showing its age a little. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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454 Stevenson, Robert Louis Beach of Falesa, The
Los Angeles, CA Limited editions club 1956 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1956 First Thus publication of this Stevenson classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles. This beautiful edition was designed by Ward Ritchie and it contains fine Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volume is in near fine condition with a few very small spots to the front board. It's matching slipcase, which is made of rice paper shows some roughing to the material and some soiling. I would rate the slipcase at Very Good-. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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455 Stevenson, Robert Louis New Arabian Nights - LEC
Avon, Connecticut Limited editions club 1976 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
The 1976 publication of this Stevenson classic. Two thousand copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore, Maryland. This beautiful edition was designed by Eugene M. Ettenberg and it contains fine Illustrations by Clarke Hutton who has signed the book on the limitation page. The volume is in very fine condition and it's matching slipcase is near fine with only a few very small spots to the bottom of the spine. They really do not detract and the book makes a lovely presentation. Within the case the book is protected by a clear dustjacket the way all of the LEC's used to be. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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456 Stevenson, Robert Louis Great Illustrated Classics: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
New York Baronet Books 1990 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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457 Stevenson, Robert Louis Great Illustrated Classics: Treasure Island
New York Baronet Books 1977 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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458 Stewart, Harold Trans. A Net of Fireflies
Tokyo Charles E. Tuttle 1965 First Edition Later Printing Slip-Case - Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo 
This beautiful volume is an anthology of 320 Haiku. They were written over a span of five centuries by many of Japan's foremost poets. The book itself, which is in very fine condition but for a gift inscription on the ffep and a very small embossment to the half-title page is a remarkable achievement. There are 33 paintings in the book that are reproduced in full color. These swiftly brushed sketches, seldom seen outside Japan until this publication, are an important facet of Haiku. There is a deeply perceptive essay at the end of the book in which the translator explores the furthest reaches of Haiku with an eye to its metaphysical implications. This book's slipcase does show wear and rubbing but it has done a wonderful job of keeping the book itself in perfect condition. Each page of the textblock is a double page in that it is connected to the following page at it's outside edge. The volume is a lovely production. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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459 Stoker, Bram Great Illustrated Classics: Dracula
New York Baronet Books 1997 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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460 Stolley, Richard (Editor) World War Two - Life
New York Little Brown Company 2001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to 
This wonderful book is Quarto in size and would make a great coffee-table book. The book is in fine condition with extremely clean boards and spine. I mention this because the cloth that the book itself is bound in is a very light beige and would really show any staining. The spine is labeled in Gilt and the gilt is bright and beautiful. This is a true First edition. The dustjacket is very near fine with a tiny bit of shelfwear to the top of the spine panel which will be invisible once I put this volume into an archival dustjacket protector. Who but Life Magazine could bring us this remarkable collection of photographs, many rare or previously unseen, of the most important event in modern history. The book contains 665 illustrations culled from archives worldwide. The volume takes the reader on a journey from the escalating tensions of pre-World War 2 Europe to the shock of Pearl Harbor, through the land and sea campaigns across the globe, to the development of the atomic bomb and allied victory. This is a family keepsake volume as well as a work of compelling history. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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461 Stone, Irving Depths of Glory
New York Doubleday 1985 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
This is lovely copy of the First Trade Edition of this great biographical novel. There had been a limited signed edition published by the Franklin Library previous to the release of the trade edition. The book is in Very Near Fine condition with all corners square. There is a small mark of discoloration to the bottom edge but it really does not detract. The dustjacket is also Very Near Fine with a tiny bit of wear to the bottom of the spine panel. The dustjacket is not price-clipped. The book is inscribed on the ffep (first free endpaper) and in this case the inscription is pertinent to the novel and its subject. Inscribed in 1985,the year of publication, It reads, "For Rosemary, Please become an impressionist, we did, Warmly, Irving Stone, Oct 23, 1985". From the author of "The Agony and the Ecstasy" (Michelangelo) and" Lust for Life" (Van Gogh) comes an epic novel based on the life of CAMILLE PISSARRO. If you have never read a Stone novel before, you are in for a real treat! Pissarro was a French impressionist painter associated with Monet, Renoir and others. Pissarro's warmth and generosity made him an endearing figure to French painters, and among those who sought his advice were Gaughin, Van Gogh and Cezanne. This book makes a wonderful presentation and would make a fine addition to any Book Collectors library. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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462 Stone, Robert Outerbridge Reach
Franklin Center PA Franklin Library 1992 First Edition Full-Leather Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Beautiful copy in Fine condition. Published by the Franklin Library in 1992 . It is bound in dark blue leather with raised hubs on the spine and ornate gilt decoration on the spine and boards. The endpapers are marbled. The volume also has a bound-in satin bookmark and is signed by the author. It also contains a special introduction to this Edition written by Robert Stone which appears in no other edition of this title. The story of one man who struggles to overcome the enemy within and another who makes a living exposing humanity's personal losses. In between, there is a woman who only believes in winning. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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463 Straub, Peter Mr. X
New York Random House 1999 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the co-author of Black House and The Talisman and the author of Ghost Story comes an exciting tale of horror and the supernatural. This Fine First Edition is as new as is the dust jacket. It is signed in Mr. Straub's inimitable scrawl directly onto the title page. For more than two decades Peter Straub has been writing great books that have entertained and terrified us. Straub is without peer in the realm of psychological suspense and horror. Very fine copy. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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464 Straub, Peter Mr. X
New York Random House 1999 First Edition Proof Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the co-author of Black House and The Talisman and the author of Ghost Story comes an exciting tale of horror and the supernatural. The uncorrected proof is in fine condition. For more than two decades Peter Straub has been writing great books that have entertained and terrified us. Straub is without peer in the realm of psychological suspense and horror. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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465 Talese, Gay Unto the Sons
New York Knopf 1992 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to Signed by Author
From the author of Honor Thy Father and The Kingdom and the Power. There is a bold inscription on the first free endpaper and it is signed and dated in the year of publication (1992). The book and dust jacket are in fine condition. This title is often considered to be Mr. Talese's most important and compelling work. It is the epic saga of the millions that emigrated from Italy to America beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Encompassing three generations and two World Wars, Unto the Sons combines the breadth of history with the intimacy of family dreams. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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466 Talese, Gay A Writer's Life
New York Knopf 2006 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
Gay Talese is the author of many fine bestsellers such as "Honor Thy Father", "The Kingdom and the Power", and "Unto the Sons". This book, published in 2006 is in very fine condition but for the tiniest of shelfwear to the top of the spine of the dustjacket. It can barely be seen (really!). Apart from this both the book and the dustjacket are in Very Fine condition. Gay Talese has inscribed and dated this volume in the year of publication. It is an association inscription written directly on the title page. Parts of the inscription are a little tricky to read but I believe it says: "For Jim - My Colleague & fellow panelist at ____ Literary Nonfiction Conference in Dallas" It is then signed and dated. In this book, the inner workings of a writer's life, the interplay between experience and writing, are brilliantly recounted by a master of the Art. Gay Talese now focuses on his own life and the zeal for the truth, the narrative edge, the sometimes startling precision that has won him accolades for his journalism and his bestsellers. He has received much acclaim for the revelatory nature of his books about The New York Times (The Kingdom and the Power), The Mafia (Honor They Father), the Sex industry (Thy Neighbors Wife) and about his own family and the American Immigrant experience (Unto the Sons). This beautiful book will be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in what a writer's life is like and it is very collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
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467 Tan, Amy Bonesetter's Daughter, The
New York Putnam 2001 First Edition Cloth Fine Fine 8vo Signed by Author
From the author of The Joy Luck Club and other fine novels comes another story of a Chinese-American family and its heritage. This book is in Very Fine condition and it is signed by Amy Tan directly on the title page. In memories that rise like ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother who was the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for authors of self-help books, is losing the ability to speak up for herself with the man she lives with and his two teenage daughters.We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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468 Tedrow, Thomas Dorothy Return to Oz
New York Family Vision Press 1993 First Edition Proof Trade Paperback Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
Here is the Advance Reading copy or proof of volume one of this series that continues the Wizard of Oz story. Dorothy, the granddaughter of the original Dorothy Gale is swept back to Oz and she meets and befriends some delightful new characters and fights a wicked witch who is terrorizing the Emerald city. This proof is in at least Very Good+ condition with a bumped corner to the lower right of the front wrap and to the upper left of the rear wrap. The spine is not creased in any way. The text is absolutely clean and the book will be a joy to anyone who reads it. Advance copies are published in very small quantities, thus making them more rare than the first edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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469 Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tiresias and Other Poems
London Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc 1885 First Edition Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket 12mo 
This is a lovely First edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Tiresias and Other Poems'. The volume is in very good+ condition. The boards are clean and fine and the gilt lettering on the spine is bright. There are 26 poems in this book including 'Tiresias'. There is very slight shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine. No material is missing, just a tiny bit of curling from sitting on a shelf. There is a closed tear at the top of the ffep of about a half inch and there is offsetting on the ffep as well. There is also offsetting on the rear endpaper and just an outline of whatever was laying in there to the back pastedown. The hinges were repaired at some time in the past. This offsetting comes from some previous owner laying some material in the front and back of the book. The book is not ex-lib. 'Tiresias', in Greek Mythology was a Theban seer and his predictions played an important part in the lives of Oedipus and his descendants. Blinded in his youth for seeing Athene bathing, he received second sight as his consolation. He was transformed for a time into a woman as a result of seeing snakes coupling. This guy should have been more careful regarding what he looked at. This is a very nice book and has only very light toning from age. There is no foxing or soiling and the original binding is quite beautiful in a simple elegant way. A wonderful First edition of Tennyson with something for everyone. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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470 Tennyson, Alfred Lord Akbar's Dream
New York Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc 1892 First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo 
This is a very nice copy of a First edition of Tennyson. Tennyson made major contributions to the world of poetry and is a highly collected poet. This is the First American edition published in 1892 by MacMillan and Co. The binding is green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine panel. The text block is perfectly clean and there is a bit of toning from age. The binding is a little loose but holding and it could be tightened up quite easily. There is a crease to the front endpaper at the very bottom but there is no paper missing. The book is protected by a mylar wrapper. The book contains twenty Five wonderful poems from this classic poet. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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471 Thackeray, William M. Rose and the Ring, The - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1942 First Edition Limited Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 4to 
The 1942 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic was published as a Christmas volume. A limited number of copies were printed of which this is copy number 1040. Printed at the Press of A. Colish in Mount Vernon, N.Y. This beautiful edition was designed by George Macy, the godfather of the Limited Edition Club and it contains fine Illustrations that were redrawn by Fritz Kredel from the original first edition. The full page plates in the volume were colored by hand under the supervision of the artist.The book is bound in fine decorative cloth. The volume is in very good+ condition with a small spot on the front board and a scratch to the middle of the spine. There is no slipcase with this volume. A lovely presentation and a fine Christmas offering. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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472 Thackeray, William M. Signed Thackeray letter (ALS) with Notes for Speech at Dinner October 11, 1855 by W.M. Thackeray on Eve of His Departure to America
Philadelphia, PA Private 1896 First Edition Original Boards Very Good No Jacket as Issued 4to Signed by Author
Just Reduced! This is an extraordinarily rare offering. The book itself was rare at the moment that it was printed in 1896. There were only forty copies privately printed. The book is in its original boards which show general aging. The front pastedown of the book has two plates attached. One for the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles California and one ownership plate for a William F. Gable. This book also contains a letter to actor William Macready who was a friend of Thackerays. The occasion of Mr. Thackeray heading for America germinated this literary gathering and dinner. Charles Dickens was the "Chairman" of the meeting. There were sixty places set and exactly sixty people sat down. They were the literary society of England at that time and this publication is important not just literarily but historically. First, The Book: As mentioned above the book is in drab tan and offwhite boards. It is unpaginated and full quarto in size. Every single page has a protective guard that is full size and is heavier than normal tissue guards. They are just a lighter paper stock than the text itself. The book shows external aging with some soiling. The lettering on the spine is still present and readable and the spine shows wear as well. The textblock is very clean and there is no foxing. There is a small fully closed tear to the ffep of about 1 1/2". The presentation case is custom designed and executed for this particular copy of the book. Remember there were only forty copies. The case is made of the highest quality red leather and it is lined with silk moire. There is 23kt gold lettering on the case and the sole detraction of the case is a slight dime-sized depression just over the word "notes" on the front of the case. The case is full clamshell and will protect this fine offering for generations. This book comes with a letter that was personally written and signed by Thackeray. It is in very fine condition and was written in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thackeray had two handwritings over the course of his life. He had a sloping hand which is very well seen in the body of the letter. He also had an "upright" hand which we can see in in his writing of the address. So in this one example we have samples of both of this author's different styles of penmanship. The content of the note is a very courteous decline of an invitation from a friend in Scotland. Basically he says that he is running out of time in that country and otherwise he would find it very pleasurable to accept the invitation. It is a very, very fine example of a hand-penned letter by a great Victorian novelist. I apologize for the length of this description but there was a lot to tell you about. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding this beautiful Antiquarian offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 1995.00 USD
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473 Thackeray, William M. Pendennis
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1850 First Edition Three-Quarter Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of the Great Classic Vanity Fair here is a beautifully bound copy of the First American edition of another Thackeray Masterpiece. Published by Harper and Brothers in 1850 in two volumes, this book contains both volumes bound as one. The binding is rich red leather over beautifully marbled boards. The endpapers match the covers. The spine of the book has raised hubs and is printed in bright gilt lettering. The text is very clean with very minimal foxing. The binding is tight and this volume makes a Great presentation. It is illustrated throughout by Thackeray himself who was also a prolific artist. There is a small library plate on the inside of the front cover and a stamp on the verso of the first free endpaper. The second endpaper has a previous owner's names written at the top. The novel, which is 744 pages, also contains the original prefaces and there is a publishers catalog bound in at the back. The History of Pendennis traces the youthful career of Arthur Pendennis (called Pen) through his first love affair, his experiences at "Oxbridge" University and his employment as a London Journalist. This is a semi autobiographical novel. A Great copy in a gorgeous half-leather binding. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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474 Thackeray, William M. Sultan Stork
London George Redway 1867 First Edition Half-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 8vo 
From the author of Vanity Fair, Sultan Stork is a wonderful Thackeray collection of twenty three stories, poems, articles, and reviews that had originally been published in magazine form by Ainsworth's Magazine in 1842. This is the 1867 First edition in book form and the volume also contains a bibliographical list arranged in chronological order of the published writings in prose and verse and the sketches and drawings of Thackeray from 1829-1886. The book is fully indexed and it is in beautiful condition. It is bound in half-leather with brown leather over blue marbled boards. The endpapers are also marbled and the top-edge is gilt. There is gilt lettering and fine gilt decoration to the spine which contains six compartments. The front shows some wear to it's outer edge as does the back board. The back board also shows some wear to it's top edge. The binding shows slight shelf wear but it is tight and very solid. The textblock is absolutely clean and shows no foxing. There is a bit of foxing to the outer edge of the book but it is very slight and really does not detract. This is a significant First edition and belongs in the collection of any fan of William Makepeace Thackeray. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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475 Thackeray, William Makepeace Newcomes, The - 2 volumes - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1954 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
Beautiful two volume set with some minor wear to slipcase. First edition for these illustrations. Signed by Edward Ardizzone, the illustrator. Volumes have attractive pictorial cloth boards. Very Nice. The 1954 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1274. Printed at the University Press in Cambridge, England. Fine Illustrations. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volumes are in Very Good+ condition and would be fine but there appears to be some slight rippling of the pages in the first volume, primarily to the plate pages. It's matching slipcase shows shelf-wear with some chipping and small loss of paper, particularly to the opening perimeter of the box. The box is very good- at best. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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476 Thackeray, William Makepeace English Humourists of the 18th Century
London Smith Elder and Co. 1853 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
After the Publication of 'Pendennis' in December of 1850, Thackeray announced (going against the stated opinions of several friends), that he would try his hand at lecturing. Thackeray himself was somewhat embarrassed by this method of making money and would probably have not done so if he had not been concerned with leaving his daughters well-provided (He had just been through a serious illness). Nevertheless, this decision led to a series of brilliant essays on The English Humourists of the Eighteenth century, The writers of this period had always been Thackeray's favorite reading. Thackeray did two lecture tours of the United States using this material. This is the First edition and First issue of this collection of speeches that was published. There had been a previous edition of only a few copies to be used as samples for the publisher's salesmen. It is bound in half leather over marbled boards and It was bound without the half-title and advertisements. The compartmentalized spine has raised bands and very elaborate gilt designs and lettering. It appears that the hinges were strengthened sometime in the past with archival material and it is almost invisible. There is a small armorial plate attached to the inner front pastedown and the name on the plate, 'Enfield', is also written at the extreme top of the title page. The textblock is completely without foxing and the top edge of the book is in gilt that is somewhat dull from age. The book has its own mylar wrapper and is housed in a handmade custom slipcase of full leather and it makes a beautiful presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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477 Thackeray, William Makepeace Newcomes, The - 2 volumes
London Bradbury & Evans 1854 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo 
This Fine two-volume set is the First edition of this title. William Makepeace Thackeray was also the author of Vanity Fair and Pendennis. The books are bound in half-leather over marbled boards. There are ornate gilt decorations to the spines and the gilt is still bright and beautiful. The lettering on the spines has some fading but is still legible. The endpapers are also marbled and these volumes contain many illustrations on wood and steel by Richard Doyle. The tissue guards over the vignette title pages are present and in excellent condition. The textblocks are clean with no foxing and the plates show some shading from age, particularly to the perimeters. The volumes reside in their own mylar wrappers within a custom-crafted leather presentation case. The leather is of the highest quality and it matches the leather on the books. It is in a rich red color. This is simply a very fine set of the first edition of a major nineteenth century novel. Please see my other auctions and visit my Ebay Store for many Fine antiquarian editions. In true Victorian style Thackeray tells this story with energy and skill. The ladies are either virtuous or wicked. Admirers of Thackeray have often felt that Colonel Newcome is the most perfect gentleman in fiction. Thackeray's aim was to show the reader the evil effect of certain social conventions of the nineteenth century. These include parental marriage choices, the over-indulgence in the accumulation of wealth, and the worldliness of the upper classes. A terrific story and a fine work of literature. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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478 Thomas, Dylan Letters to Vernon Watkins
New York New Directions 1957 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo 
There were only 5051 copies of this First edition printed. This volume of letters to the brilliant Welsh poet Vernon Watkins, a contemporary and close friend of Dylan Thomas's, contain all of the letters that were not lost in the war. It contains a large number of letters, particularly from the years before the war, which provide a picture of Thomas in that time, as authentic in its self-examination as it is vivid. Dylan Thomas had the gift of expressing his genius as memorably and as unerringly in his letters as in his published writings. In these letters he was free from the impediment that expected publication imposes and the letters are simply brilliant. What could be better than two outstanding poets exchanging thoughts on poetry as well as world events? The book itself is in Fine condition and there are no problems to report. The dustjacket, which is not price-clipped is in Very Good condition. There is shelf-wear apparent to the top and bottom of the spine panel and a bit of wear, particularly to the top left extremity of the front panel. There is a tiny and virtually invisible closed tear to the top of the back panel but it does not detract. Of course, there is a bit of wear to the fold where the front and back panels meet the inner flaps. A really nice copy of this very important book. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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479 Thomas, Dylan Adventures in the Skin Trade
London Putnam 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo 
Several years before his death, Dylan Thomas began to write a novel that would not be strictly autobiograophical, but would bear a relation to the two parts of his experience. Those would be his own actions, and the actions of his dramatised self. Only the opening of this novel ever got written, and this is its first publication in book form. It is a unique fragment, fantastic in comedy, and rich with the poet's personality. Regarding the novel Thomas said "My novel blazes on. It's a mixture of Oliver Twist, Little Dorrit, Kafka, Beachcomber, and good old 3-adjectives-a-penny, belly churning Thomas, the Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive". The book itself in in Fine condition but for a previous owner's name and a date to the ffep. The date is 1955 which is the year of publication. Otherwise the book is in Very Fine condition and the textblock is immaculate. The dustjacket is Near Fine with two tiny chips to the extreme top of the spine panel and some very minor soiling to the back panel. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and contains the original price of 9s 6d net. This is a lovely copy of a very fine piece of work. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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480 Thomas, Dylan Twenty Years A- Growing
London Dent 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo 
This beautiful, tender, and imaginative film script by Dylan Thomas was only recently discovered at the time of the publication of this book. "Here is the egg of a seabird- lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning". So wrote E.M. Forster when the book Twenty Years A-Growing by the Irish writer Maurice O'Sullivan was first published in English in 1933 (it had been originally written in Irish). It is upon this well-known autobiography that Dylan Thomas based his unfinished film script. Thomas deals with the first half of that story in this volume and he has preserved the freshness of the original. This book reads like a play and in it Thomas demonstrates his fine, uncluttered sense of drama, combining the poetic with a simple profoundly moving truth. It is a fascinating read and anyone who appreciates the work of Dylan Thomas will love this book. The book itself is in Very Fine condition with all corners square and an absolutely pristine textblock. No soiling or other problems are to be found. The dustjacket, which is not price-clipped, is in Very Good+ condition and shows slight shelfwear to the extremities. This is a really nice copy of a book that can be difficult to find in this condition. It is also true that most copies that are available tend to be price-clipped and in this case the original price of 12s 6d is present on the lower front flap. This book belongs on the shelves of any collector or fan of the poetry of Dylan Thomas. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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481 Thomas, Helen Front Row at the White House
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 First Edition Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
Here is a great item for those who are interested in politics, journalism, writing, or Feminism. The book is new and has not been read. Helen Thomas was a legendary figure for many years in Whitehouse Press conferences. Now retired, she was feisty, direct, provocative, and sometimes confrontational. She gave headaches to many presidents. The plate that is attached to this book and signed by Helen Thomas is from the National Association of Women Business Owners and was signed at the Dallas Museum of Art. This is truly a privileged look into the workings at the top of our government. It is a revealing memoir with hundreds of anecdotes, observations, and personal details. Helen Thomas was the first woman to close a press conference with "Thank you, Mr. President". We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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482 Thomas, Isaiah History of Printing in America, The
Barre Ma Imprint Society 1970 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to Signed by Author
Here is a Very Fine First Limited edition that was published in 1970 in an edition of 1950 copies of which this is number 1526. The book as well as its slipcase are in Very Fine condition. It is printed on rich cream-colored paper and is a true classic of the history of printing in the American Colonies. Published by the Imprint Society the book still has information regarding their other publications laid in. Bound into the book is an original page from the First edition of 1810. This volume is one of the most important references we have on this subject and it is also wonderful to read. The book is fully indexed and runs to 650 pages not including the Limitation page which is numbered and signed by the editor. This is a volume that almost always provokes interest among collectors. I have given you a picture of the Table of Contents page so that you can see how the book is organized. Anyone interested in early American history will truly enjoy this book. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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483 Thompson, Richard Tiger Cruise, The
Canada Knox Jones Enterprises 1999 First Edition Mass Market Paperback Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
This book is brand new and has never been read. This is a terrific adventure story that is signed by the author on the half-title page. It is a paperback First edition. The back of the cover summarizes the plot. The USS Woodbridge, a Los Angeles Class nuclear attack submarine leaves Norfolk on a routine two-day Tiger Cruise with 14 civilians aboard. A Tiger Cruise is a Navy tradition where family and friends are invited aboard a vessel to get first hand experience at sea. In the course of this cruise a massive earthquake in the mid-Atlantic and large tsunamis strike the east coast of the United States. Iraq immediately deploys a mini nuclear sub loaded with lethal Anthrax toward the shores of America. The Navy, completely crippled by the large tidal waves calls on the Woodbridge for help. The damaged submarine, with a reduced crew and 14 family members is America's only hope. In a run for the coast the ship must destroy the Iraqi invaders before they unleash their lethal payload on the shores of America. This novel is lots of fun and well worth reading. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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484 Thoreau, Henry David Cape Cod - LEC
Portland Maine Limited editions club 1968 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket . Signed by Illustrator
This is a beautiful First Edition Thus of Thoreau's great classic 'Cape Cod". It was limited to 1500 copies of which this is number 1454. The book was planned and printed by Fred Anthoensen at the Anthoensen Press in Portland. Main. The book is illustrated with drawings from R.J. Holden and is signed by him on the colophon. The book is in near fine condition with some spotting to the top-edge for a couple of inches out from the spine. There is very slight sunning to the spine of the book. The slipcase shows wear but still looks great. There is some fading and there is a bit of paper scratched away from the top of the box near the spine. There is also a small tape remnant at the very bottom outside extremity of the front of the case. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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485 Trollope, Anthony Warden, The - Limited Editions Club
New York Limited editions club 1955 1st Thus Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo . Signed by Illustrator
'The Warden' is one of the great classics written by Anthony Trollope. It is a pleasant story about British ecclesiastical life in the time of Queen Victoria. It is a novel of domestic realism and the amiable style of the novel fits the leisurely existence it describes. A wonderful read! This is the centennial edition of The Warden. Only 1500 copies were printed in 1955 of which this is number 946. The book is in beautiful condition with a small pencil point size white spot on the outside extreme of the front board and near the top and a couple of very small and almost invisible spots below the illustration on the front board. There is very slight sunning to the spine and it is hard to see, The slipcase shows just a bit of wear with moderate sunning of the spine and some sunning to the perimimeter of the box, front and back. This fine offering was printed at the Marchbanks Press in 1955. The illustrations were done by Fritz Kredel and he signed the book on the colophon at the rear of the volume. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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486 Tutu, Desmond No Future Without Forgiveness
Norwalk, CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket 8vo Signed by Author
This book is brand new and in the original publisher's shrink wrap so please forgive the picture. The shrink wrap distorts when it is scanned. The book is personally signed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu. When South Africa's changed from the system of apartheid to democracy the work of building a new nation had begun. The new leaders saw That the nation would have to be one of not just legislative concerns but the nation would also have to deal with infrastructure and commercial issues. After years of violence and civil unrest the very soul of the country had been damaged and needed serious attention. This book is Desmond Tutu's historic account of South Africa's 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission'. Desmond Tutu was the chairman of the commission as well as a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. The commission was created to deal with the many crimes against humanity during apartheid. To avoid endless trials and legal proceedings the Commission decided to simply give the accused as well as the victims the chance to simply tell their stories. In this volume Tutu relates the tale of how letting these people face each other fostered sincere acts of penitence and forgiveness that became symbols for South Africa as well as the world. Tutu's actions and behaviour are faith based and are seen through a Christian perspective. In this volume he explains how he managed to find love even in the face of a country that had basically been destroyed. This is not a religious book per se but it is Tutu's faith that kept him going and made him successful. This is a most historically important book written by the man that was there when it was all happening. A book for the generations. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep brown leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. The spine has raised bands in the style of classic bookbinding. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It has raised bands on the spine in the style of classic bookmaking. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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487 Twain, Mark Great Illustrated Classics: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
New York Baronet Books 1990 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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488 Vachss, Andrew Only Child
New York Knopf 2002 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
This is the First edition and First printing of Andrew Vachss' 'Only Child'. It is in absolutely Fine condition and it is signed by the author directly on the title page. This is one of the author's 'Burke' novels in that Burke is the name of his main character. After years on the run, Burke is desperate to return to his native New York to connect with his "outlaw" family. Burke must take major risks to survive in their part of the city where reputation is everything. He must reestablish his presence. When a Mafia man contacts him about the 'murder-as-message' of his sixteen year old daughter, Burke's depleted bankroll persuades him to step out of the shadows and do something that he has not done in years. That is to actually investigate a crime. This is a great mystery novel written by a very fine author. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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489 Vallejo Boris, Julie Bell Twin Visions
New York Thunder's Mount Press 2002 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to 
This is a Very unique collection of over 120 Fantasy paintings. The book's art takes us into a magical universe otherwise visited only in our dreams. These paintings have never been gathered together before in book form. It is a sumptuous collection. These Science Fiction wonders are charged with drama as well as eroticism. Visions of loveliness next to visions of nightmares. This is the First US edition and printing. The dustjacket is not price-clipped andf the book is in fine condition. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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490 Various Masterpieces of Erotic Photography
Italy Aurum Press LTD 1977 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 4to 
Masterpieces of Erotic Photography is a showcase of the finest modern photographers in the world. The book is a full quarto in size and is in fine condition. The dustjacket, which is not price-clipped, shows just a tiny bit of shelfwear. Here we have color as well as black and white photos that qualify as artwork. Each photographer has his own little section of the book and it is very interesting to see the difference in approach of these masters of the art. Most photos are full or half page. Text throughout and the volume makes a great presentation. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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491 Verne, Jules Great Illustrated Classics: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
New York Baronet Books 1992 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 8vo 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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492 Verne, Jules Great Illustrated Classics: Around the World in 80 Days
New York Baronet Books 1989 Hard Cover As New No Jacket 
The Great Illustrated Classics series is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the classics. When young people are exposed to these classic titles they are very likely to seek out the original titles when they are older. So give the gift of a lifetime of reading. For young people aged about 7-12 they are really nice hardcover books that have many, many great hand drawn illustrations. About one full page picture every other page. Inexpensive and beautiful, all of these books are brand new and have never been read. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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493 Virgil Eclogues
New York Limited editions club 1960 1st Thus Slip-Case - Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to . Signed by Illustrator
Beautiful copy containing 10 eclogues of Virgil translated into English by C.S.Calverly and wonderfully illustrated by Vertes. The book is fine and the slipcase shows shelfwear with light soiling. Of 1500 copies printed this is #1201 and it is signed by Vertes on the colophon page. A sumptuous edition. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality versions of the classics that were also illustrated by the finest contemporary artists. All Limited Edition Club books are hand signed by the illustrators with a short description of the making of the book on the colophon in the rear of the volume. Only a few were published without a signature because the illustrator had passed away before publication. All LEC books come with a fine decorative slipcase and the great majority of them contain original fine art within.They are finely constructed books printed by the best printers and on fine paper.They are highly collectible. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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494 Vollmann, William T. Uncentering the Earth
New York Norton 2006 First Edition Cloth As New As New 8vo Signed by Author
Another different and fascinating book from serious writer William T. Vollmann. Vollmann also penned such works as Argall, The Royal Family, and The Ice Shirt. He is a writer that commands your attention throughout. The book is in as new condition as is the dustjacket. It is signed and dated by Mr. Vollmann directly on the title page. Also present is the errata slip laid-in which will undoubtedly become rare as many readers discard loose sheets within a book. The book has never been read. In 1543 the Polish Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, reportedly holding his just-published masterpiece 'On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres' in his hand. Copernicus was controversial then as his approach is controversial now. Vollmann takes readers down a subtle path of inquiry making Copernicus and his book all the more revolutionary. Vollmann provides a fresh and enlightening explication not only of Copernicus and his work but of the momentous clash between Copernicus and his world. Please see my other auctions and visit my Ebay Store for many Fine Signed first editions. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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495 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Slapstick
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. Slapstick is often cited as being one of the finest novels of the twentieth century. Vonnegut's incredible gift for finding the farcical in even the most horrific situation is on full display here. The novel irreverently tackles the pain of human loneliness, mocks organized religion, and boldly criticizes marriage, love, patriotism, and the ruling class system. Truly, Vonnegut is the master of dark comedy! This volume is brand-new and has never been read. It is in as new condition. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. The certificate of authenticity is also signed by Kurt Vonnegut. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 289.00 USD
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496 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt A Man Without A Country
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. Unlike most of the wonderful Kurt Vonnegut titles A Man Without a Country is a collection of essays and articles rather than a novel. But the writing is Vonnegut at his visionary best. The book affords the reader an open look into Vonnegut's views on life, art, politics, and the human condition at the outset of the 21st century. This should be of interest to all of Mr. Vonnegut's readers because we get to see how his ideas affect his writing. The book is also liberally illustrated with artwork by the author throughout, adding to the artistic portrait of this wonderful and most creative writer. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep blue leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 249.00 USD
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497 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Welcome to the Monkey House
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. This book is in As New condition and has never been read. The book was originally published in 1968 in response to the growing popularity of Vonnegut's books when they were released in paperback and introduced to a new generation. There are twenty-three stories and one essay contained in the book. The works were written for magazines as various as The Saturday Evening Post, Playboy, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and The Ladies Home Journal. They well display both the diversity and development of Kurt Vonnegut's prodigious talent. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 289.00 USD
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498 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Galapagos
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2005 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued 8vo Signed by Author
Just Reduced! This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. From the author of Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five, this beautiful Easton Press edition of Galapagos is in as new condition. Kurt Vonnegut is surely one of our most important living novelists and certainly one of the most funny and bizarre writers that has ever put pen to paper. Galapagos is set "one million years ago, back in 1986 A.D." It is a post-apocalyptic tale of humorous irony. Originally published in 1985, the book is a genealogical romp laced with oddball Darwinian references. It provides undisguised pokes at the big-brained but small-minded society of the latter half of the twentieth century. The book combines Science Fiction, anthropology, fantasy, and brilliant satire. Truly a great Vonnegut work. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled deep blue-green leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 249.00 USD
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499 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Player Piano
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
Player Piano was Kurt Vennegut's first novel. It was originally published in 1952. Vonnegut had previously worked as a PR writer for General Electric's renowned Research Laboratory. There he saw the technology of the future, including computer controlled machines that would do work traditionally done by people. Player Piano draws extensively from his experiences at the Laboratory. Set in an America where the only people that have any purpose are the elite technocrats who control the computers which control everything else. It is the story of engineer Paul Proteus, who joins a rebellion of those made useless by technology. Amazing prescience for 1952! This volume is brand-new and has never been read. It is in as new condition. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark, and 22kt gold on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. It is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 289.00 USD
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500 Vonnegut, Jr., Kurt Bluebeard
Norwalk CT Easton Press 2005 1st Thus Full-Leather As New No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
This book is still in the original publishers shrinkwrap. Bluebeard is Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel from 1985. It resurrects the character Rabo Karabekian from 'Breakfast of Champions". The novel exudes the multi-faceted wit and defiant literary style of this most creative writer. Thematically the book pokes fun at the modern concept of art-for-investment. It also characterizes humankind's penchant for the passionate creation and the systematic destruction of Love and Beauty. This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled gray leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold on the spine. Beautiful gilt designs ornament the front as well as the back boards. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 249.00 USD
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