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Poetry. AMERICAN POETRY 1927: a Miscellany. Fwd by Louis Untermeyer. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1927). FIRST EDITION (stated, “First Edition, August 1927” on copyright page). 12mo (7.5 x 5.25”). 304 pages including Bibliography. Green cloth, gilt lettering. Very good, no owner’s name, no dust jacket, tiny tear to fore-edge of page 173. From the Forward: &ldq..
$25.00
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Francis, Dick. COME TO GRIEF. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, (1995). 8vo. Hardcover. Fine in near fine dust jacket, price intact, no owner’s name. First U.S. Edition, First Printing (number string includes “1”). Signed by Francis on half-title page. ISBN 0399140824.                   ..
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Hardy. Denys Kay-Robinson. THE FIRST MRS THOMAS HARDY. New York: St. Martin’s Press, (1979). First American Edition. 8vo. x,278 pages including index. Hardcover. About fine in dustjacket, no owner’s name, light foxing to edges of text block. 8 plates on glossy stock. Reveals the complex and twisted relationship between Thomas Hardy and his wife, Emma Lavinia Gifford. ISBN 0312292465..
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Crime Novel. Roy Hoopes. OUR MAN IN WASHINGTON. New York: Tom Doherty  Associates, (2000). First Edition (stated), First Printing (number line has “1”). 8vo. Hardcover, fine in dustjacket, no owner’s name, price intact. James M. Cain and H.L. Mencken team up to investigate death and corruption in 1920s Washington, D.C. 389 pages. ISBN 0312868499.    &n..
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James, P.D. A CERTAIN JUSTICE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. First American Trade Edition (stated). 8vo. Hardcover. Fine condition in dustjacket, no owner’s name, but dj price clipped. 364 pages. Adam Dalgliesh Mystery. ISBN 0375401091.         ..
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Hardy. Michael Millgate. THOMAS HARDY: A Biography. New York: Random House, (1982). First American Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth. Hint of foxing, no owner’s name, near fine in slightly won dustjacket, price intact. 837 pages including index. Illustrations on glossy paper. ISBN 0394488024.                  ..
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Faulkner. Malcolm Cowley. THE FAULKNER-COWLEY FILE: Letters and Memories, 1944-1962. London: Chatto & Windus, (1966). First British Edition. 8vo. Orange paper boards. Book in fine condition but for minor foxing, no owner’s name. Pictorial dustjacket lightly worn and soiled, few short tears, price intact. 184 pages including index. Includes 26 unpublished letters from Faulkner, an earl..
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Faulkner, William. ESSAYS SPEECHES & PUBLIC LETTERS. Edited by James B. Meriwether. London: Chatto & Windus, 1967. First British Edition. 8vo. Blue-green paper boards. Book in near fine condition, most of the text on the copyright page blacked-over with ink (publisher’s act), owner’s name rubbed-stamped on front free endpaper. x, 233 pages.      ..
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Rexroth, Kenneth. WITH EYE AND EAR. (New York): Herder and Herder, (1970). FIRST EDITION. 8vo (9.25 x 6”). 217 pages. Black cloth, spine letters gilt. Book near fine, no owner’s name or marks. Dust jacket lightly rubbed, few tiny tears, price intact.                       &n..
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Melville. Edwin H. Miller. MELVILLE. New York: George Braziller, Inc., (1975). 8vo. 382 pages including index. Cloth. Book about fine, very faint inscription on brown ffep. Dustjacket frayed, price clipped, very good. First Edition. 8 pages of photo-illustrations.             ..
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India. THE INDIAN STORIES OF F.W. BAIN. 13 Volumes complete. London: Philip Lee Warner, for The Medici Society Ltd., printed at the Riccardi Press, on hand-made paper, 1913-1920. 8vo. Uniform beige cloth back and light green paper boards, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Books in fine condition, no owner’s name. Each volume has lightly worn d..
$140.00
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Wharton, Edith. THE LETTERS OF EDITH WHARTON. Edited by R.W.B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, (1988). First Edition, First Printing (number line includes “1”). 8vo. Hardcover. Book in fine condition but for owner’s name on illustrated front endpaper and his name and address rubber stamped on title page. Dustjacket in near fine condition, price intact..
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French Bibliography. Nathan Edelman, editor. THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Volume III of A Critical Bibliography of French Literature. David C. Cabeen and Jules Brody, General Editors. (Cornell): Syracuse University Press, 1961. First Edition, First Printing (stated). 8vo. Original cloth. Near fine condition. xliii,638 pages including index, presented in double columns.     ..
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Joyce, James. Stanley Sultan. THE ARGUMENT OF ULYSSES. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, (1987). Second Edition, with New Introduction. 8vo. Cloth issue. Near fine in near fine dustjacket, price intact, no owner’s name. 485 pages including index. From the dj: Sultan’s “interpretation runs counter to most studies of Ulysses, which hold that Joyce subordinated the fictional..
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Faulkner. LION IN THE GARDEN: Interviews with William Faulkner 1926-1962. Edited by James B. Meriwether and Michael Millgate. New York: Random House, (1968). First Edition. 8vo. Black cloth. Book in fine condition, no owner’s name. Dustjacket has two short tears, price intact. xvi, 298 pages including index. First compilation of all of Faulkner’significant interviews.  &nb..
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Faulkner. A CATALOGUE FOR THE WILLIAM FAULKNER COLLECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. (Toledo): Friends of the University of Toledo Libraries, 1977. First Edition. 8vo. Printed beige wraps. Faint spot on front cover, rear cover slightly toned. Interior fine. 151 entries, 32 pages. 2-page Introduction by W.U. McDonald, Jr.             ..
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Healy, Jeremiah. ACT OF GOD. New York: Pocket Books, (1994). 8vo. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket, price intact, no owner’s name. First Pocket Books hardcover printing June 1994 (stated), number line includes “1”. John Cuddy mystery set in Boston. Signed by Healy on title page and dated June 13, 1994.             ..
$17.00
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Goethe. THE GOETHE CENTURIES 1749 – 1949: An Exhibition Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Washington: GPO, 1950. 4to (10 x 7”). xii,[5],60 pages. Illustrated light green wrappers slightly toned and worn, head of spine bumped. Contents very good, no owner’s name or marks. 26 full-page illustrations in sepia on glossy stock including port..
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McPhee, John. THE CONTROL OF NATURE. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1989). First Edition (stated). 8vo. 272 pages. Hardcover. Fine in dustjacket, price intact, no owner’s name. ISBN 03741289801.                    ..
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Wells. Gordon N. Ray. H.G. WELLS & REBECCA WEST. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1974. First Edition. 8vo. Original cloth, near fine, no owner’s name, slight toning on endpapers, and slight foxing to fore-edge of text block. Dustjacket lightly foxed, slightly worn, price clipped. 215 pages including index. Story of a love affair lasting ten years.      ..
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