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Hospital Sketches

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: James Redpath: 1863

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 58147


Original wine-colored cloth, stamped with the title in gilt on the front and spine. Yellow endpapers, 2pp. of publisher's ads at the end with announcement for Wendell Phillips Speeches priced at $2.50. The covers are quite worn with bumping at the corners and spine ends. Fading to light brown along the edges and spine. There is some evidence of early dampness to the back cover and there are some areas of the cloth that have lifted up from the boards. There is some wrinkl... View more info

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A Bukowski Sampler

By: Bukowski, Charles

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Quixote Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 64544


First printing in printed orange wraps. A photograph (very dark) on the back cover. Light cover soiling, a few minor spots to the rear. Some minor bumps or creasing to the fore corners. A bit of fading to the spine. There is a 1" stain to the lower page edge at the fore edge. This does not intrude into the margins. Former owner name and phone number to the lower, title page. Very tight and otherwise clean interior. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 80 pages View more info

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NAKED LUNCH(Excerpt, preview)

By: Burroughs, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1962

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 62994


Printed stapled wraps with a photograph of Burroughs on the front. Printed pub. date of Nov. 20, 1962 at the lower, front. Comments about Naked Lunch on the back cover include, John Ciardi, Norman Mailer, Robert Lowell, and Jack Kerouac. There is some toning about the edges, short name stamp to the upper, front corner. All else is very clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages View more info

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Gardens and Books The Autobiography of Katharine Clemens

By: Clemens, Katharine, Forward By Cyril Clemens

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Webster Groves, International Mark Twain Society: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 67577


Green cloth. Illustrated. Foxing to the endpapers, a bit of soiling to the upper page edges. Fading to the extreme upper edge of the spine. All else is quite clean and unmarked. The colorful dust jacket has a crease down the spine, a couple of creases to the upper front flap. Chipping at the spine ends and just a bit to the corners. Lettering on the spine is faded but readable. Scarce in dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

PORTRAIT OF PALOMA

By: Crosby, Harry W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Sunbelt Publications: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55490


Light rubbing, scuffing, and edgewear to glossy wraps. Inscribed by author on half-title page. Trace soiling to text edges. Otherwise tight, clean, unmarked interior. ; 8vo; 310 pages; Signed by Author View more info

The Festival of Love and Procreative Pursuits.

By: Dearham, Hiram

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Dijon, France, 1935

Seller ID: 65951


Grass green cloth covered boards with gilt title and stamped gilt grapevines on spine. Light soil, edgewear and scratching. Spine ends and corners bumped. Slight spine lean. Green topstain to text block. Pages lightly age toned. Binding a bit tender. Text clean. Illustrated with four prints in turquoise blue ink. No names, stickers or stamps. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 272 pages View more info

Stories and Poems and Other Uncollected Writings

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 59878


Red cloth, paper label on the spine. Illustrated. Limited to 525 copies. The spine is faded, some uneven fading to the rear cover. Pages partially unopened. Repair to the front hinge with clear tape. Some darkening to the endpapers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages View more info

Scarlet Letter, A Romance

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor, Reed, and Fields: 1850

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 68135


Dark brown morocco and original cloth. Rebacked recently with leather, five raised bands. On the spine there is gilt lettering title and author on red leather in separate compartments. First issue with the March, 1850 ads at the front, "reduplicate" for "repudiate" on line 20 of page 21; "characterss" on page 41, line 5; "Chatechism" on page 132, line 29; and "known of it" on page 199, line 4. Early owner name and 1851 in pencil to... View more info

A Grand Place John Steinbeck's Homes in Pacific Grove and Monterey

By: Hilleary, Roger

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Monterey, Hilleary & Petko: 1979

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 58706


Patterned boards. Printed paper label to the front board. 250 copies were printed on a Columbian hand press by Roger Hilleary. The text was set by hand. Illustrated with three drawings by Eric Sawyer. In nearly fine condition but for a small glue stain on the half-title page caused by the Steinbeck stamp that was used for a frontispiece. There is also a tiny pinpoint stain to the edge of the front free endpaper. ; 64mo 3" - 4½" tall; 23 pages View more info

American Scoundrel

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Easton Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 61029


#535 of 1,150 copies. Gray full leather binding with gilt title and stamped gilt accents. All page edges gilt. Silk moire eps, ribbon bookmarker. Note and COA laid in. Signed by author on presentation page. 2.5'' scratch to bottom of text block, plus a smaller hairline scratch.; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Salamina.

By: KENT, Rockwell.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 67463


Blue cloth, silver decoration on the spine. Signed with short inscription by Kent on the front free endpaper. There is also a short previous owner inscription to the bottom of the same page. The corners are bumped, light wear to the spine ends. Endpapers are browned, some soiling and light staining to the page edges. Bookplate to the front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Revolution and Other Essays

By: LONDON, Jack

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 67970


Maroon/brown cloth with lettering in black to the front and spine. Second issue binding with "Macmillan" only to the lower spine. Only date on copyright page is March, 1910. Matching date to the title. No ads. Light wear to spine ends, upper corners are bumped. Bookplate of Samuel Blumberg to the front pastedown. His name is also written to the front free endpaper. Browning to the eps. There is a 1/2" stain to the page fore edge. A couple of minor stains to the covers. A... View more info

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

By: McCullers, Carson

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 58874


Tan cloth. Date of 1940 on the title page. The book is from a private lending library with slips removed from the front and rear free endpapers and a pocket removed from the front pastedown. There is a two-line notation in pen to the upper, front pastedown concerning a church reader's club. Otherwise quite clean and tight. The covers and page edges are completely unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 356 pages View more info

East of Eden

By: Steinbeck, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 68298


Green cloth. Foxing along with some sunning to the spine. Fraying to the spine ends. Corners are bumped with the board tips just showing. There is a 1/2" split to the cloth at the upper, rear corner. Former owner name to the front free endpaper. A tight, near very good copy. ; 8vo; 602 pages View more info

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The Diamond Noodle

By: Whalen, Philip

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Poltroon Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 67419


Gray cloth, black lettering. One of 100 copies in cloth, signed by Whalen on the front free endpaper. There is also a short note on the last page of text that appears to also be in Whalen's hand. There is some very light soiling to the upper and fore page edges and fading to the extreme upper cloth. Nearly fine otherwise. The dust jacket has some staining to the front panel, a 1/4" chip to the lower spine corner. There is fading to the yellow bands on the spine and minor... View more info