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Literature: Novels/Stories, Drama, Modern 1sts

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Literature: Novels/Stories, Drama, Modern 1sts

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1 . . . And the Wife Ran Away 
Weldon, Fay
New York: David McKay Co., 1968. First American Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. VG- 
Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Slightly rubbed bottom corners and spine extremities. [v],182 pp. Dust jacket shows sections of surface rubbing on both panels and along spine, with a few small edge chips, 1 3/4" closed tear and light creasing along bottom front edge, vintage price tap on upper front flap, now in mylar. 034503 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 1601, or Conversation as it was at the Fireside at the Time of the Tudors and Sketches Old and New 
Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]; Samuel Roth (pref.)
New York: The Golden Hind Press, 1933. First Thus
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Red cloth, with paper title label mounted on upper spine. Modestly soiled cloth, moderate binding lean, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Former owner's illus. book plate mounted on front pastedown. Firm binding, clean interior, a bit age-toned. 204 pp., frontis. portrait of author. 023508 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 1939 
Boyle, Kay
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948. Second Printing
Hard Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. VG+ 
Rust-colored paper over boards, facsimile signature on front panel. Lightly rubbed corners and extremities. 152 pp. Dust jacket mildly rubbed at corners and extrems., along joints, mild edge wear, price-clipped front flap, now in Brodart sleeve. 011739 
Price: 17.50 USD
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4 4 Short Novels: Love Among the Haystacks / The Ladybird / The Fox / The Captain's Doll 0670001805 / 9780670001804
Lawrence, D. H.
New York: Viking Compass, 1965. 
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VG+. 
11th ptg. thus: April 1972. 266 pp. Mild shelf wear, a few surface marks. 012094 
Price: 4.00 USD
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5 491: A Novel 
Gorling, Lars; Anselm Hollo (transl.)
New York: Grove Press, 1966. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
Dark olive cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in blind and black. Bottom corners ever-so-slightly bumped, slight toning to text block edges, virtually as issued. Dust jacket shows very slight soiling and a bit of age toning, nearly as issued, now in archival mylar. [v],282 pp. Stated first printing. A virtually unimprovable copy. 026542 
Price: 9.95 USD
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6 A Barthes Reader 0809013940 / 9780809013944
Barthes, Roland; Susan Sontag (editor, intro.)
New York: Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1982. Second Printing
Soft Cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. 
Slight shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. xxxviii,495 pp. 019281 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 A Bedside Odyssey [The Traveller's Companion Series] 
Homer & Associates; Gerald Williams (transl.)
Paris, France and New York: The Olympia Press/The Traveller's Companion, 1967. First American Edition
Soft Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. N/A 
Moss green stiff paper wraps, lettered in black. No. 206 in the Traveller's Companion Series. 1st U.S. ptg.: Oct. 1967. 192 pp. Light surface rubbing. Square, uncreased binding. 026406 
Price: 7.50 USD
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8 A Bibliography of Edwin Arlington Robinson 
Hogan, Charles Beecher
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1936. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Good-VG 
xiii + 221 pp. Burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightly rubbed edges, slightly soiled text block edges, else as issued. Former owner book plate from Reference Library, Goodspeed's Book Shop on front pastedown. Dust jacket is chipped along edges with loss at both spine extremities. 007558 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 A Bibliography of John Masefield 
Simmons, Charles H.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1930. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Black 1/2 cloth, marbled paper over boards, lettered in gilt, gilt top edge, untrimmed fore-edge. Lightly rubbed edges, slightly frayed at head of spine. xi + 171 pp., illus. No. 448 of a first edition limited to 750 numbered and 50 unnumbered copies. 007564 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 A Brood of Ducklings 
Swinnerton, Frank
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1928. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Book 
Dark maroon cloth, lettered/illus. in orange. Original edition, but no explicit 1st edition statement. Mild shelf wear with light rubbing to corners and spine extremities, slight binding lean, text block edges a bit toned by age. Front flyleaf shows a full-page inscription, comprised by a former owner's address inscription and name/date inscriptions by four other readers with whom she shared it through the spring of 1929, otherwise unmarked. vi,324 pp. 039735 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 A Cafecito Story 1931498008 / 9781931498005
Alvarez, Julia; Eichner, Bill (afterword)
White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2001. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine Belkis Ramirez (woodcuts) 
Burgundy and white paper covered boards, slightly rubbed at spine extremities, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket slightly sunned along spine panel, otherwise as issued. [v],53 pp., illus. 025272 
Price: 4.95 USD
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12 A Changed Man [SIGNED] 0060196742 / 9780060196745
Prose, Francine
New York: HarperCollins, 2005. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Fine Signed by Author
Dark blue and tan paper covered boards. Remainder mark on bottom text block edge, otherwise as issued. Dust jacket essentially as issued, now in archival mylar, with "Signed First Edition" sticker (original to issue) mounted on lower front panel. Signed by author on front blank after flyleaf. 025913 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 A Chaucer Handbook 
French, Robert Dudley
New York: F. S. Crofts and Co., 1932. 
Cloth 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. 
3rd ptg. Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth is flecked in a few spots on both covers, with gilt lettering partially rubbed away. xi,394 pp., frontis. Former owner signature on front pastedown. Some underlining and checkmarks on one page of Table of Contents, a few scattered instances of underlining through interior. LIT0034 
Price: 4.50 USD
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14 A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas 
Dickens, Charles (Boz)
Philadelphia, PA: T. B. Peterson, 1850. 
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. 
Booklet, cord binding. Lacks original wraps (assuming it was published in wraps), with paper typically toned by age, browning to lower corner through entire text block, mild dampstaining to upper main title and upper portions of first several leaves. Undated early printing, clearly a separate edition and not part of the collected volume of Dickens published by Peterson in the 1850-60 era. Title page is laid out similarly to the 1844 Harper (1st American) edition and is identically paginated, [4],5-31,[1] pp. and likely printed from those plates; approx. 5 7/8" x 9 1/2". Exceptionally scarce. 033049 
Price: 250.00 USD
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15 A Christmas Garland, Woven by Max Beerbohm 
Beerbohm, Max
New York: Oxford University Press, 1936. Second Printing
Cloth 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Modest shelf wear, light surface rubbing, moderate binding lean with text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Clean interior, firm binding. viii,199 pp. 2nd ptg.: Jan. 1937. 026085 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 A Christmas Sermon 
Stevenson, Robert Louis
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. 
Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. VG+. Not Issued 
Green 1/4 cloth, gray paper covered boards, lettered in black. Light shelf wear, a bit rubbed at spine extremities, slight exposure at corners. [vi],25 pp. 032811 
Price: 5.00 USD
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17 A Deputy Was King 
Stern, G. B.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. First Edition
Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. VG- 
Dark blue cloth, lettered on spine pnael in gilt and in blind on front cover, top text block dyed pale red. Mild shelf wear, text block edges a bit dulled by age with slight soiling to bottom text block corner. [ix],419 pp. Scarce color illus. dust jacket, a lovely Roaring Twenties image of a flapper being twirled acrosss the dance floor in red, green and lilac, is still decently intact, showing chipping with minor loss at corners and top front flap corner, 1/2" loss at head of each joint, spie panel somewhat faded/toned with mild dampstaining to lower panel, presents well in mylar. Exceptionally scarce. 032913 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 A Descent into the Maelstrom 
Poe, Edgar Allan
New York: Powgen Press for William R. Scott, First Thus
Buckram 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Near Fine. Fair-Good Charles McCurdy 
Black buckram, spine panel title label. Mere hints of shelf wear, text block slightly toned by age, with slight soilmark along upper fore-edge of rear flyleaf. Illus. dust jacket present but quite worn, moderately toned with red soil mark on a portion of upper front panel, lacking approx. 1/3 of spine panel, several chips of loss and closed tears, now in mylar. 032984 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 A Dog's Tale 
Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1904. 1st Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good. No Jacket Book W. T. Smedley 
Dark red cloth, lettered in white, illus. in black and white. 1st ed.: Sept. 1904. Spine panel cloth somewhat sunned, with lettering faded; a few surface marks to cover cloth, corners rubbed with minor exposure. Firm binding. 36 pp., illus. w/ 4 color plates. Foxed front endpapers, a few minor spots of foxing internally, text block edges typically dulled by age. Typical wear, no abuse, a still respectable copy. BAL 3483. 036679 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 A FitzGerald Friendship, Being Hitherto Unpublished Letters from Edward FitzGerald to William Bodham Donne 
FitzGerald, Edward; Neilson Campbell Hannay and Catharine Bodham Johnson (editor, intro., notes)
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1932. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. VG- Book 
Royal blue cloth, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel. Light spotting along edges of cover cloth, otherwise only slight wear. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age, with minor dampstaining along lower fore-edge bleeding slightly onto margins of latter leaves, a minor cosmetic distraction. Former owner's initials/date inked at top corner of front flyleaf. xvii,132,[13] pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Scarce light blue dust jacket toned toward edges of both panels and along spine panel, slightly chipped at spine extremities with 3" closed tear along upper front joint, now in mylar. 042229 
Price: 15.00 USD
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21 A Gaudy Spree: The Literary Life of Hollywood in the 1930s When the West Was Fun 0531150089 / 9780531150085
Marx, Samuel
New York: Franklin Watts, 1987. First Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Near Fine 
Black 1/4 cloth, gray paper covered boards, lettered in silver and copper foil. [v],217 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Covers slightly soiled, spine lettering a bit rubbed, otherwise virtually as issued. Dust jacket shows 1/4" closed tear along top rear edge, otherwise virtually as issued. 029134 
Price: 4.50 USD
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22 A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words Especially from the Dramatists 
Skeat, Walter W.; A. L. Mayhew (editor, additions)
Oxford, England: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1914. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued 
Red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Slight shelf wear, text block edges a bit dulled by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner's signature and date on front pastedown. xix,462 pp. A very well preserved copy. 034115 
Price: 35.00 USD
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23 A Group of Eastern Romances and Stories from the Persian, Tamil, and Urdu [Limited Edition, #36/52] 
Clouston, W. A. (intro., notes, appendix)
Privately Printed, 1889. Limited Edition
Half-Leather 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Very Good. N/A Book 
Light brown 1/2 calf, rust textured cloth covered boards, 5 raised spine bands with title label in gilt, marbled text block edges and endpapers. No. 36 of a first limited edition limited to 52 copies, hand-numbered on limitation statement on main title verso (followed by an issue of 300 copies). Leather is nicely intact, darkened along spine panel, with mild rubbing/exposure to corners. Firm binding. xl,586 pp. Exceptionally scarce in this (limited) edition. 041606 
Price: 350.00 USD
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24 A Handful of Dust 
Waugh, Evelyn
New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1934. First American Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Good-VG. No Jacket Book 
Pale orange cloth, lettered in gilt. First American edition w/ F&R colophon on copyright page. Cloth is faded/spotted over most of both covers, with spine panel cloth browned. Slightly rubbed extremities, otherwise only light shelf wear. Former owner's signature on front fixed endpaper. [vii],308 pp. Firm binding, clean and unmarked interior. Technically G-VG, but a solid copy with entirely cosmetic faults. 042145 
Price: 75.00 USD
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25 A Hemingway Odyssey: Special Places in His Life 1581820240 / 9781581820249
Lawrence, H. Lea
Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 1999. First Thus
Soft cover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Fine. Book 
Stiff illus. wraps. Mere hints of shelf wear, essentially as issued. 208 pp., illus. 039005 
Price: 7.50 USD
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