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PARIS TOKIO TOUTE MA TERRE [SIGNED]

By: Furukaki, Tetsuro ; [Isaac Stern's copy]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Rene Julliard: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41218

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 94 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title. Clean and tight in original tan wrappers. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- Inscribed to his wife with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China "From Mao to Mozart," Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!") Tetsuro Furukaki was a Japanese poet and a francophile, who served as Japanese Ambassador to France. He ... View more info

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THE OLD DOVECOTE [ SIGNED, w/ Dustjacket ]

By: Garnett, David

Price: $44.94

Publisher: London, Elkin, Mathews & Marrot: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39019

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; This is copy #370 of a limited edition of 500 copies signed by the author, set by hand and printed by Robert MacLehose at the University Press, Glasgow. Number 8 in the series of Woburn Books. Dust wrapper has a bit of chipping at head & tail of spine.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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23 [Cover title] Twenty-thee [title from the first leaf after the front cover]

By: Ghebremicael, Simki

Price: $49.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Simki MG: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39910

Condition: Very Good+


Unpaginated pages; Original stiff glazed stock lettered in black, white plastic spiral binding. Front cover incorporates a b/w portrait of the author (halftone reproduction from a photograph). Rear wrapper has a blurb about the author: "Simiki Ghebremicael is a journeyman typographer living in San Francisco. Her husband, Beraki, is from Ethiopia. They have two daughters, Asmara and Sara." Indeed, the text on the verso of the front cover states: "Design and Production by Simki MG under the auspices of the MERCURY TYPOGRAPHY apprenticeship program..." and the author also s... View more info

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MYSELF AS WITNESS

By: Goldman, James ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38835

ISBN: 0394419235

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; Presentation Copy warmly INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the author to Roger Stevens. Otherwise clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket. An historical novel set in the early days of 13th century England by James Goldman, playwright (The Lion in Winter), screenwriter (They Might be Giants, Nicholas and Alexandra, Robin and Marian), novelist, and Broadway lyricist. Roger Stevens was a founder and director of the Kennedy Center, a founder of the National Endowment for the Arts and a noted theatrical producer. A nice association copy. The inscription reads "For Roger... View more info

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OCCUPATION: WRITER

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38821

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Near Fine in Near Fine, price-clipped DJ. Graves writes: This is not a handbook for young writers who wish to succeed in their profession, but a collection of my scattered bye-works." These bye-works include Lars Porsena, the only modern monograph on swearing; short stories with settings in Spain, Devon and the Antarctic; two plays; an interview with a dead man; an essay on Treason of the Clerks; and historical discoveries about the original Private Atkins, the madness of hatters, Julio-Claudian incest, Colonel Blimp's ancestors and Pharoah's chariot wheels. ; Experience the pleasure of... View more info

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MORE POEMS 1961

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40367

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Former owner's name on endpaper.; Clean and tight in original binding in Near Fine dustjacket. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

BIKER [SIGNED]

By: Hardy, Jon

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Oxford and London, Oxford University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41191

ISBN: 0192714732

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 123 pages; Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in silver. Fine, in fine pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. OCLC: 12480391 First edition of the author's first book - a novel in five interwoven episodes of motorcycle dispatch riders in London. The narrator is not named but known only by his dispatch call sign: "41." Brief presentation inscription signed by the author on the front free endpaper. There were subsequent reprints from the US branch of the OUP and by Puffin Books, but this is the real UK first, inscribed and fine. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of... View more info

NEW POEMS 1965 - 1969

By: Hope, A. D. ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $10.94

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41057

ISBN: 0670507822

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; 76 pages; Signed by the Author on ffep, dated 1973, otherwise clean and tight in original binding in near fine dustjacket. An excellent collection of Hope's poems, including the Six Songs for Chloe, The Great Baboons, and Vivaldi Bird and Angel.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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Preludes and other Poems

By: Hurd, James

Price: $49.94

Publisher: London, Christopher Johnson: (1956)

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38775

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 63 pages; Publisher's green cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. Edges somewhat sun-struck, spine very slightly so. Pale green dust jacket, printed in red and black. Two short closed tears running down from the top edge to the front panel, another at the rear -- spine slightly sunned. Inscribed by the author in ink on the front free endpaper: "For Phyzzie & Cian - / while taking in tides / of seaweed & green mint. / - with our best wishes, / [signed] Jim / 18 - V - 57." There is one ink note in the text, written in the same handwriting. This is a single line on page 51 ... View more info

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OATH OF DEVOTION

By: Isaacs, Julius ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Co: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38836

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; Judge Isaacs talks about his life in NYC and of his relationship with the LaGuardia administration. Clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding in very good dustjacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep to Dick Green. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

THE MIDDLE YEARS - First Edition

By: James, Henry

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41135

Condition: Very Good+


120 pages; 8vo. 119 pp. Frontispiece portrait (gravure from a photograph) . Publisher's olive-grey smooth ("sateen") cloth. The spine shows a tiny ding to the cloth along the gutter, and a minor chip (no loss) at the top edge. Pages 6 & 7 show a modest brown stain (from an inserted clipping? -- no longer present) . A pleasant copy of this posthumously published book (which was intended to be longer; this was edited by Percy Lubbock from dictation made by James in 1914) . First American edition. BAL 10700; Edel & Laurence A79b -- (one of 1, 275 copies printed). ; Experience the pleasure... View more info

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TALES OF NEW ENGLAND

By: Jewett, Sarah Orne

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41309

Condition: Very Good


276, (vi) pages; Original owner's brief inscription on the blank after the endpapers (F.A.H. Lowell from ?? H.P. Connor August 26, 1890). Otherwise clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, some light rubbing at spine ends and a tiny spot of color loss on front board. Quite a nice example of this First Edition. BAL 10934 This collection of eight stories was assembled from earlier publications. Some of the stories include Miss Tempy's Watchers, Marsh Rosemary, The Dulham Ladies, The Courting of Sister Wisby, A White Heron, and others.; Experience the p... View more info

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THE MAGIC PARK

By: Johnson, Robert Barbour

Price: $34.94

Publisher: San Francisco, Century Press: 1940

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42307

Condition: Very Good


53, (3) pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of black cloth spine and green boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping. Light fading and edgewear, esp. at corners. OCLC 22255759 Robert Barbour Johnson (1907–1987) was an artist and writer of weird fiction, whose stories were admired by H.P. Lovecraft. Johnson worked for awhile as a journalist on The New Orleans Item, and during the 1920s he wrote detective and horror stories published under pseudonyms. He relocated to San Francisco around 1930, attracted by the more hospitable climate and by the artistic and litera... View more info

SONGS FROM BOOKS

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41106

Condition: Near Fine


302 pages; A lovely copy of this book in original red polished buckram with gilt lettering at spine, tope edge gilt, foredge untrimmed ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

WHITE MONARCH AND THE GAS-HOUSE PUP

By: Kirk, Ralph G

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, & Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41523

Condition: Near Fine


113 pages; Frontispiece illustation of dog fight with tissue guard and three additional plates by William A. Kirkpatrick. OCLC: 4273940 Original owner's name in pencil on ffep (dated 1924), otherwise quite clean an tight in original pictorial green cloth binding with white lettering and image of a pit terrier on front board. A tiny bit of rubbing at spine ends. Corners square and cover bright. Two pieces of the dustjacket (front panel and front flap) were laid-in and are now in mylar cover to protect them and the book. Small bookstore ticket at rear - Priscilla Guthrie's Book-Shop/William Pe... View more info

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BODY AND STONE - A Song Cycle

By: Kreymborg, Alfred

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36956

Condition: Fine


One of the very attractive chapbooks of the Poetry Quartos series. One of 475 copies printed in Silvermine, USA OCLC: 2516401; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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PEGGY O'NEAL

By: Lewis, Alfred Henry

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, R.F. Fenno and Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38366

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


494 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative green cloth binding lettered in white and cameo printed portrait on-laid front cover. Dust jacket has edgewear and some chipping along spine and top edge, now in protective mylar cover. OCLC: 2174071 Alfred Henry Lewis (1855 – 1914) was an American investigative journalist, lawyer, novelist, editor, and short story writer. Many of his popular Western stories were made into films in the 1910s and 1920s. An historical novel based on the relationship between Peggy O'Neal and Andrew Jackson with much on the politics of the time View more info

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AFTER THE AFTERNOON

By: MacArthur, Arthur ; Caroline Wogan Durieux (DJ)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40511

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


(vi), 290 pages; First edition of this Louisiana author's first book. A fantasy novel set in ancient Greece. The story of a Grecian faun named Lykos, who, after becoming the lover of Aphrodite, is endowed with immortality and the power to enter the human body, male or female, of his choice. From an idyllic marriage to a Cretan maid, the faun moves to Egypt, where he takes part in the cruel intrigues and orgiastic splendors of that magnificent court. Some toning at endpaper fold from binding glue, chipping at top edge. The handsome dustjacket design is by the noted Louisiana artist Caroline W... View more info

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AMERICA WAS PROMISES

By: MacLeish, Archibald

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38824

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A fine copy of this example from the Limited First Edition of only 500 copies in a nice price-clipped dust jacket. Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work. During World War II, MacLeish assisted with the development of the new "Research and Analysis Branch" of the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. The operations of the Branch were overseen by Archibald MacLeish (Librar... View more info

THE MAD ISLANDS THE ADMINISTRATOR Two Radio Plays

By: Macneice, Louis

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40174

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


112 pages; Clean and tight in original purple cloth in bright very good dustjacket (price-clipped). Louis MacNeice was consistently successful in his use of sound radio as a vehicle for a series of very distinguished plays in which he skillfully interwove a number of themes - often recondite and difficult - from a variety of sources, including myth and dreams. These are two of the most warmly acclaimed. View more info