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W. H. Auden's Epistle To A Godson, 1st
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W. H. Auden's Epistle To A Godson, 1st
$49.00
Epistle to a Godson, by W. H. Auden. New York: Random House, 1972. First Us printing. Thirty-three poems from the height of Auden's magisterial career. Book and jacket are in perfect condition.
 
Tacy Stokes Paxton's Tellings, 1928
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Tacy Stokes Paxton's Tellings, 1928
$49.00
Tellings, by Tacy Stokes Paxton. Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1928. First printing, formerly owned by The Providence Atheneum Library, whose stamp is on copyright page. Not a children's book, this moving story, seen through the eyes of a child, explores the trials of a family living through hard times in the 1920s. A beautifully illustrated, vintage treasure.
 
Norman Parkinson Retrospective, Signed
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Norman Parkinson Retrospective, Signed
$95.00
Norman Parkinson: Fifty Years of Style and Fashion. New York: The Vendome Press, 1983. First printing, signed by Norman Parkinson on the half-title page. A selection of photographs featuring British and American high society, from informal shots of the Royal family to model assignments all over the world. Parkinson captures the fleeting essence of celebrity chic over five decades.
 
Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, 1st
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Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint, 1st
$75.00
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth. New York: Random House, 1969. First printing. One of the iconic coming-of-age books that defined the 1960s. Roth's sought-after third novel and his first huge success, in which he rejoices in Portnoy's awakening maturity. A very good copy, in correct first issue dust jacket, with price-clipped corner and new price to front flap. Creases to front and back jacket flaps.
 
French Decorative Art & Design 1789-1989
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French Decorative Art & Design 1789-1989
$55.00
L'Art de Vivre: Decorative Arts and Design in France, 1789-1989. New York: The Vendome Press, 1989. First printing. A gorgeous survey, covering 200 years of French culture and design, from jewelry and costume to furniture, glass, porcelain and wallpapers. The product of an exhibition that came to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, this series of studies highlights the central role that Paris has played in influencing world taste, in all areas of the decorative arts.
 
Norma Jean, 1969, First Printing
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Norma Jean, 1969, First Printing
$49.00
Norma Jean, by Fred Lawrence Guiles. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969. First printing. An intimate biography of Marilyn Monroe, with five years of detailed interviews and research, providing an accurate documentary account which laid to rest many of the myths and legends already surrounding her life.
 
The Yellow Book, 1894-1897
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The Yellow Book, 1894-1897
$55.00
The Yellow Book: An Anthology, edited by Fraser Harrison. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1974. First printing. Thirteen volumes of The Yellow Book appeared between 1894 and 1897, under the editorship of Aubrey Beardsley and Henry Harland. They created a scandal in their day, with modern fiction and semi-pornographic drawings of the most exotic kind. This selection aims to give a flavor of the original books and be a summary of a fascinating era. 308 pages. Issued without dust jacket.
 
Graham Greene's Collected Essays, 1979
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Graham Greene's Collected Essays, 1979
$55.00
Collected Essays by Graham Greene. New York: Viking, 1979. First printing. Here are 80 of the critical pieces Greene had written about writers from across the span of literary history, from Kipling and Conan Doyle to his contemporaries. He includes as an introduction his memoir, The Lost Childhood and also writes about other eminent figures he had encountered, such as Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro and Kim Philby. 462 pages.
 
Rushdie's Haroun and The Sea of Stories
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Rushdie's Haroun and The Sea of Stories
$45.00
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie. London: Granta, in association with Viking Penguin, 1990. First US printing. This is one of the most pleasing stories Rushdie has created, a whimsical journey exploring the nature of language and its relation to truth. Book is as new, in a slightly faded dust-jacket. ​Hardcover.
 
Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, 1970
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Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, 1970
$55.00
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. London: J. M. Dent, 1959. First UK edition, fourteenth printing. Hardcover with dust jacket designed by Brian Rees. Completed a month before Thomas's untimely death in New York at the age of 39. Having grown from his previous Quite Early One Morning, it describes the musings of unforgettable characters in a Welsh seaside town. A very good copy, in a bright jacket, with very minor edge wear and tear.
 
Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, 1961
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Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, 1961
$49.00
The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear, by Edward Lear. London: Faber & Faber, 1961. First Edition, ninth impression. Edited by Holbrook Jackson and first appearing in 1945, this is the classic selection from Lear's five published books of nonsense poetry and short stories, including many of his trademark limericks and drawings. Hardcover.
 
Toulouse-Lautrec and Monmartre
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Toulouse-Lautrec and Monmartre
$49.00
Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre, by Richard Thompson and team. Princeton University Press, 1995. First softcover printing. A huge catalog from the The National Gallery of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, with 370 color plates. Demonstrating Toulouse-Lautrec's extraordinary mastery of oil paint, pastel and lithography, these studies concentrate on the nightlife of Paris at the end of the 19th century, featuring many works by other contemporary artists, such as Degas, Van Gogh and Picasso.
 
Cecil Beaton in Vogue, 1st Printing
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Cecil Beaton in Vogue, 1st Printing
$125.00
Beaton in Vogue, edited by Josephine Ross. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986. First UK printing. 240 pages. A magnificent volume of images, showing Cecil Beaton's uncanny ability to be at the center of the fashion, social and creative worlds, where his skill as a photographer opened every door. From Britain's Royal family to the latest Pop or art world sensation, Beaton could be trusted to strike just the right note and capture the essence of every personality.
 
Liz Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
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Liz Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry
$75.00
My Love Affair with Jewelry by Elizabeth Taylor. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992. First printing. In this revealing memoir, Elizabeth Taylor offers a personal tour of her legendary collection, sharing personal stories, witty comments and intimate memories of her life, loves and passion for jewelry. Taylor's unique life-style and boundless glamor have given her unparalleled access to the world's finest pieces, across the years.
 
Fifth Avenue: A Very Social History
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Fifth Avenue: A Very Social History
$49.00
Fifth Avenue: A Very Social History by Kate Simon. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. First printing. From the opening of Fifth Avenue in 1826 to the present day, few addresses have had such allure or such a wildly tempestuous social life. Containing the world's most exclusive stores and private mansions, Fifth Avenue has been home to the most intriguing New York people and events of the last two centuries.
 
Blood Royal: The British Monarchy
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Blood Royal: The British Monarchy
$49.00
Blood Royal by Iain Moncreiffe and Don Pottinger. London: Thomas Nelson, 1956. First printing. An extraordinary tribute to the notion of "royalty," as it has been defined and venerated throughout world history, starting in the Fertile Crescent and culminating in the full pageantry of Britain's regal splendor. Compiled by an expert from the College of Heralds and superbly illustrated with hundreds of drawings, this is a most unusual history. Owner dedication to first page.
 
The Glory of 18th Century Venetian Art
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The Glory of 18th Century Venetian Art
$75.00
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, edited by Jane Martineau and Andrew Robison. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994. First printing. The enormous 528 page catalog that accompanied the awe-inspiring show at the National Gallery in Washington and the Royal Academy in London. Every aspect of the astonishing paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints that the Venetian Empire generated in the last days of its control over Mediterranean trade and influence.
 
The Speeches of Winston Churchill
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The Speeches of Winston Churchill
$49.00
Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Speeches of Winston Churchill, edited by David Cannadine. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. First printing, hardcover. A single-volume selection of the most celebrated speeches by the most revered public speaker in England from the last century. 355 pages.
 
Walt Disney's Bambi, 1944
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Walt Disney's Bambi, 1944
$45.00
Walt Disney's Bambi, by Idella Purnell. Boston: D. C. Heath and Co., 1944. First printing. A rare example of the first appearance of the Bambi story, Disney style. Part of a series of storybooks produced alongside the cartoon movies of the time. Library name stamp to end boards, otherwise unmarked. 102 pages.
 
Asimov on Science, 1959-1989
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Asimov on Science, 1959-1989
$45.00
Asimov on Science: A 30 Year Retrospective, 1959-1989, by Isaac Asimov. New York: Doubleday, 1989. First printing. 395 pages. 31 essays, one for each of the years that Asimov wrote a monthly science column for The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Covering history, literature, philosophy and geography, as well as science, these pieces reveal the extraordinary mind and interests of one of the great thinkers of our time.
 
Romance of The Taj Mahal
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Romance of The Taj Mahal
$49.00
Romance of the Taj Mahal by Pratapaditya Pal. Los Angeles: Thames and Hudson, 1989. First American edition. 256 pages. A sumptuous catalogue that accompanied shows in New York, Los Angeles and Toledo. Many aspects of the artistry and architectural skills that went into the creation of the world's most famous mausoleum are explored, with pictures from several centuries. Softcover.
 
Dahl's The Mildenhall Treasure, 1st
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Dahl's The Mildenhall Treasure, 1st
$49.00
The Mildenhall Treasure, by Roald Dahl. London: Cape, 1995. First printing thus. First published as a short story, this is a new edition, showcasing the marvellous drawings of Ralph Steadman. A true story, it tells how an English ploughman uncovered the greatest hoard of Roman silver ever discovered, but was cheated out of its true value, by his own innocence, the greed of his neighbour and the canniness of the English government. Hardcover.
 
For Special Services: James Bond 007
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For Special Services: James Bond 007
$49.00
For Special Services by John Gardner. London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. First printing. The second in Gardner's continuation of the Bond adventures, which have become nearly as collectible as the Ian Fleming originals, in part because of the memorable jacket art by Richard Chopping, which both series share.
 
Robert McClosky: Yankee Doodle's Cousins
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Robert McClosky: Yankee Doodle's Cousins
$65.00
Yankee Doodle's Cousins, by Anne Malcolmson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First printing. A humorous history of legendary early American folk heroes, with Robert McClosky's superb illustrations. The artist who brought us Make Way For Ducklings creates pictures of Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Daniel Boone, Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, along with 22 others, while Anne Malcolmson's stories make us question what we might have learned in school.
 
Isak Dinesen's Anecdotes of Destiny, 1st
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Isak Dinesen's Anecdotes of Destiny, 1st
$55.00
Anecdotes of Destiny by Isak Dinesen. New York: Random House, 1958. First printing. A collection of five stories, including the famous Babette's Feast. Slight wear to dust jacket.
 
Faulkner's The Town, First Printing
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Faulkner's The Town, First Printing
$65.00
The Town: A Novel of the Snopes Family by William Faulkner. New York: Random House, 1957. First printing. A lovely copy of the middle novel in Faulkner's classic trilogy about the Snopes Family. This printing of the book is known as the "second state," with rust-colored boards and green top-stain, white end-papers and black lettering to spine. Unclipped jacket has slight wear to corners and dirt to spine, otherwise a very fine copy
 
London For The Literary Pilgrim
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London For The Literary Pilgrim
$49.00
London For The Literary Pilgrim, by William Kent. London: Rockcliff, 1949. First printing. This is no less than a pilgrimage through the lives of the hundreds of authors who lived or have worked in London. Finding an author's house or statue or literary plaque is a baffling task in a city with thousands of such memorials, now made much easier.
 
Saul Steinberg's The New World, 1965
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Saul Steinberg's The New World, 1965
$95.00
The New World by Saul Steinberg. New York: Harper and Row, 1965. First printing. Steinberg's fifth collection of fabulously whimsical drawings, obsessively picking up the same motifs and yet exploring something new with every design. He somehow expresses like nobody else what it is to look out on America, with love and horror. Small chip to jacket spine top.
 
The Return of Jeeves, 1st
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The Return of Jeeves, 1st
$79.00
The Return of Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954. First printing. The agony of a Bertie without Jeeves, as our hero is enrolled in a school to learn how to stand on his own two feet. Needless to say, this is not how things end up. Very good hardcover with minor wear to jacket spine.
 
Mary Poppins Opens The Door, 1943
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Mary Poppins Opens The Door, 1943
$65.00
Mary Poppins Opens the Door by P. L. Travers. New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1943. Second edition. Excellent, unclipped jacket is in exceptional condition. Book has faint shadow of crayon coloring to first end pages, otherwise unmarked.This is the third book in the Mary Poppins series, in which her magic adventures almost spin out of control, illustrated by Mary Shepard and Agnes Sims. Hardcover.
 
Warhol, The Biography
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Warhol, The Biography
$49.00
Andy Warhol, The Biography, by Victor Boris. London: Frederick Muller, 1989. Second printing. Pop veteran and close friend of Warhol, Victor Bockris attempts to piece together the many anomalies in the life of one of the world's greatest salesmen (and hoarders). Perfect hardcover copy.
 
China Diary by Hockney and Spender, 1st
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China Diary by Hockney and Spender, 1st
$55.00
China Diary by David Hockney, with Stephen Spender. London: Thames and Hudson, 1982. First UK edition. This charmingly eccentric account of an journey around China is filled with Hockney's water colors and photographs and Spender's observations. As with so much travel, we learn more about the travelers than the country. Fine in fine dust-jacket, with previous owner dedication. Hardcover.
 
J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, 1st
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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, 1st
$125.00
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkein. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. The true first printing, as denoted by a misprint among the other books listed by the author, "Father Giles of Ham" instead of "Farmer." Tolkien considered this his most important work, a great collection of tales and legends that set the stage for the Ring saga, with beautiful foldout map of Beleriand. An unusually perfect copy.
 
Edith Sitwell's Autobiography, 1st UK
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Edith Sitwell's Autobiography, 1st UK
$55.00
Taken Care Of: An Autobiography, by Edith Sitwell. London: Hutchinson, 1965. First UK edition. Hardcover. Fine in near-fine dust jacket. Perhaps because she died before revising the proofs, this extraordinary memoir has all the candor and acidic humor of Sitwell's peculiar, poetic social whirl. Cecil Beaton's photos capture her diva essence and love of outrageous style.
 
David Gentleman's London
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David Gentleman's London
$65.00
David Gentleman's London. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1985. First printing. 192 pp. with 280 color drawings and 40 black-and-white illustrations. A mouth-watering personal pilgrimage around the London that he loves, by British illustrator David Gentleman. Stately views alternate with charming vignettes and details from every era of London's long and glorious history, with character studies of the people, as well as the buildings. Highly recommended.
 
David Gentleman's Paris, 1st Printing
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David Gentleman's Paris, 1st Printing
$65.00
David Gentleman's Paris. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1991. First printing. A marvelous tribute to the endless surprises around every beautiful corner of Paris. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest pavement detail, British artist David Gentleman has captured what it is to wander these streets.
 
Alice, Let's Eat
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Alice, Let's Eat
$45.00
Alice, Let's Eat - Further Adventures of a Happy Eater, by Calvin Trillin. New York: Random House, 1978. First printing. The second volume of Calvin Trillin's collected writings on food, which appeared first in The New Yorker. His enthusiasm is infectious and his experimentations are boundless. Hardcover.
 
The Accidental Tourist, 1st Printing
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The Accidental Tourist, 1st Printing
$49.00
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler. New York: Knopf, 1985. First printing. The highly sought-after follow up novel to Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. Tyler works her magic on the humdrum life of an armchair travel writer. Slowly the shattered pieces of his existence are made whole, by an unlikely attraction to a woman who never stops talking. Slight wear.
 
Laughter on the Stairs, 1953
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Laughter on the Stairs, 1953
$35.00
Laughter on the Stairs by Beverley Nicholls, illustrated by William McClaren. Portland: Timber Press, 1953. Later printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. A sequel to Merry Hall, this is the second in a series of eccentric celebrations of English village life. Slight wear to dust jacket.
 
R. D. Laing's Knots
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R. D. Laing's Knots
$35.00
Knots by R. D. Laing. NY: Pantheon Books, 1970. First printing. A series of logical sequences are presented as poems, leading to emotional responses that help explain the ways we have been conditioned to think. Laing's pioneering work in psychoanalysis has led him to create these famous and often humorous puzzles.
 
Huxley's The Devils of Loudon
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Huxley's The Devils of Loudon
$45.00
The Devils of Loudon by Aldous Huxley. London: Chatto and Windus, 1952. First printing. A fascinating novel, based on actual examples of religious mania in seventeenth century France, mirroring the later Salem Witch trials in America.
 
Here, Of All Places
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Here, Of All Places
$49.00
Here, of All Places by Osbert Lancaster. London: John Murray, 1959. Hardcover, first printing, includes dust jacket. The first joint appearance of two previous volumes, Pillar to Post and Homes, Sweet Homes. Lancaster defines every type of architectural style and interior, in this light-hearted history, with clever cartoon illustrations. Some wear to jacket.
 
Philip Larkin's Collected Poems
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Philip Larkin's Collected Poems
$45.00
Collected Poems by Philip Larkin. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1989. Second printing. Larkin's five books of poetry have been collected, with many unpublished works, including early and late works available here for the first time. 330 pages. Some wear.
 
Travels With My Aunt, 1st Ed
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Travels With My Aunt, 1st Ed
$45.00
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene. NY: Viking Press, 1970. First printing. One of Greene's more popular works, with the light-hearted premise of travel. However, our despairing hero seems utterly detached from the world, having no bearings with which to make sense of it. Unclipped dust jacket has slight fading to spine and edge.
 
Details of a Sunset, 1st Printing
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Details of a Sunset, 1st Printing
$49.00
Details of a Sunset and Other Stories by Vladimir Nabokov. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1976. First printing. One of Nabokov's rarer collections of short stories, written in the 1920s and '30s, here appearing for the first time in the US. Translated by Nabokov's son, Dmitri. Slight dirt to book edges.
 
Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses
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Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses
$55.00
Cautionary Verses by Hilaire Belloc. New York: Knopf, 1981. Illustrated Album Edition, 11th printing. Seven books of comic poetry first put together in 1941, with illustrations by B.T.B. and Nicolas Bentley. Books include: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; A Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; and Ladies and Gentlemen. Cruel humor about English society, in verse. Jacket spine faded.
 
Jude the Obscure
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Jude the Obscure
$45.00
Jude The Obscure by Thomas Hardy. London: Macmillan, 1973. "Greenwood" edition, fourth printing. Hardy's last major novel, the bitter portrayal of a good man torn apart by conflicting social pressures.
 
South Pacific, 1st Printing
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South Pacific, 1st Printing
$45.00
South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein. NY: Random House, 1949. Second state of the stated first printing, without Joshua Logan or Williamson Music Company on the copyright page. No dust jacket. Adapted from James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. Winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Presented at the Majestic Theatre in New York City in 1949 starring Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, and Richard Silvera. Slight wear.
 
The Wheelhouse Loafer: Vineyard Gazette
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The Wheelhouse Loafer: Vineyard Gazette
$39.00
The Wheelhouse Loafer: The Vineyard Gazette 1940-1965 by Joseph Allen Chase. Boston: Little Brown, 1966. First printing. Martha's Vineyard's newspaper always had a column 'With the Fishermen,' written by a local legend, Joe Allen. Here is a selection of his tall tales, local characters and salty dialect, culled from 25 years on the job. Slight wear.
 
The Cantos, 1st Printing
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The Cantos, 1st Printing
$95.00
The Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: New Directions, 1948. First printing, first U.S. edition. Collectible milestone of 20th-century poetry, very rare in the first printing. 576 pages. Drawing of Pound on cover by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Chipping and darkening to jacket spine.
 
Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Streamline Baby
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Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Streamline Baby
$45.00
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1965. Third printing, same year as first. Twenty-two journalistic essays, beginning his iconoclastic journey to uproot the Yankee establishment and invent a whole lot of new words. One of the key books that defined the '60s. Jacket has slight wear.
 
A Masque of Mercy by R. Frost, 1st Print
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A Masque of Mercy by R. Frost, 1st Print
$55.00
A Masque of Mercy by Robert Frost. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1947. First printing. A rare late work in play form by the pre-eminent poet, questioning man's relationship to God. How can He be both just and merciful, asks Frost, in a compelling dramatization of a theological dilemma that the faithful have sought to define down the ages. Some wear.
 
All-American Folk Arts and Crafts
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All-American Folk Arts and Crafts
$35.00
All-American Folk Arts and Crafts by William C. Ketchum, Jr. NY: Rizzoli, 1986. First printing. 256 pages. The spirit of the American nation as it has been expressed by generations of craftspeople, using the symbols of the eagle, the flag, Uncle Sam, and Lady Liberty. The story of American folk art is the story of the strands that make up its population, evoking individuality, a sense of self and the optimism that is central to the American view.
 
Graham Greene's A Sense of Reality, 1st
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Graham Greene's A Sense of Reality, 1st
$59.00
A Sense of Reality by Graham Greene. New York: The Viking Press, 1963. First printing. A collection of shorter pieces: "Under the Garden," a classic fantasy, and three short stories, "A Visit to Morin," "Dream of a Strange Land," and "A Discovery in the Woods." Slight wear to jacket.
 
Oh! To Be In England
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Oh! To Be In England
$45.00
Oh! To be in England by H. E. Bates. London: Michael Joseph, 1963. First printing. The fourth in Bates's immortal saga of the Larkin family, who flout all social conventions and live the life we all wish we could. Never paying taxes and charming all around, 'Pop' Larkin emerges as the hero of another comic romp, that is quintessentially English.
 
The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty
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The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty
$39.00
The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty, by Peter Collier and David Horowitz. NY; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976. First printing. This saga of four generations of the Rockefeller family is inextricably woven into the fabric of American history. The rise of an immense fortune, the philanthropy and political muscle that resulted and the slow decline of the family's influence makes a gripping story that takes us to the heart of the old Establishment. 746 pages.
 
Ezra Pound's Personae: His Shorter Poems
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Ezra Pound's Personae: His Shorter Poems
$55.00
Personae: Collected Shorter Poems by Ezra Pound. NY: New Directions, 1971. The first collection of Pound's poems was published in 1926. This is the eleventh printing of the second edition, with two new appendices of extra poems. If The Cantos is Pound's masterpiece, these are the poems of his apprenticeship, for he taught himself to work in various modes, from the troubadour tradition of Provence to the classical Chinese poets. Unusually good jacket with minor wear.
 
Isak Dinesen's Winter's Tales, 1st Print
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Isak Dinesen's Winter's Tales, 1st Print
$195.00
Winter's Tales by Isak Dinesen. New York: Random House, 1942. First printing. Dinesen's extremely rare, third U.S. publication. Eleven haunting romances, filled with wild yearning and lyrical descriptions of ages past. Slight age wear to dust jacket spine and corners. Previous owner address to half-title page.
 
Printed Ephemera: Changing Uses of Type
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Printed Ephemera: Changing Uses of Type
$55.00
Printed Ephemera by John Lewis. NY: Dover Publications, 1962. First printing. 288 pages. This unusual survey covers a wide variety of material for collectors, as well as being a source for designers and a guide for all lovers of printing. Showing examples from as far back as the fifteenth century right up to the 1960s, Lewis showcases the variety of papers and type-faces from around Europe and all over the United States.
 
Picasso in Retrospect, 1973
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Picasso in Retrospect, 1973
$49.00
Picasso in Retrospect, edited by Roland Penrose and John Golding. NY: Praeger Publishers, 1973. First printing. 283 pages. Published to celebrate the passing of the greatest painter of his age, these eight studies by his friends and curators, offer a fitting tribute to the monumental contribution Picasso has made to the modern age. With 30 color plates and over 420 other illustrations, this series of essays constitute one of the most significant studies of Picasso's legacy.
 
Isak Dinesen's Last Tales, 1957
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Isak Dinesen's Last Tales, 1957
$55.00
Last Tales by Isak Dinesen. New York: Random House, 1957. Second printing. A very good copy of this collection of 12 stories, with a classic 1950s jacket design by Jeanyee Wong. Book is in fine condition and unclipped dust jacket has some wear, but in unusually well-preserved condition. Hardcover.
 
Moise and the World of Reason, 1st Print
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Moise and the World of Reason, 1st Print
$45.00
Moise and the World of Reason by Tennessee Williams. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1975. First printing. An unusual work from Tennessee Williams, a heartfelt novel about teenage runaways and their search for meaning and relationships, in an uncaring world.
 
Thurber's Lanterns and Lances, 1st Print
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Thurber's Lanterns and Lances, 1st Print
$49.00
Lanterns & Lances by James Thurber. NY: Harper and Brothers, 1961. First printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Well-preserved copy of this rare collection of pieces ranging from 1955 to 1961, most of which appeared in The New Yorker, with many of the author's drawings. Fables, stories and diatribes about language, from the pen of one of the funniest writers of his generation.
 
Graham Greene's The Tenth Man, 1st Print
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Graham Greene's The Tenth Man, 1st Print
$39.00
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985. First printing. Greene wrote this harrowing tale in 1944, when he was under a two-year contract to MGM. The manuscript lay forgotten in the archives until 1983. This is the first publication, with a new introduction by the author. He imagines a group of 10 men imprisoned by the Gestapo, who have to choose which of them will die, with the twist that the victim's family will inherit a property. Book and jacket are fine.
 
Isak Dinesen's Carnival, 1st Printing
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Isak Dinesen's Carnival, 1st Printing
$45.00
Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales by Isak Dinesen. New York: University of Chicago Press, 1977. First printing. As Dinesen's fame and popularity have grown, so have the number of her rediscovered writings. These 11 tales span her entire career, from youthful experiments to fragments she was working on at the time of her death, in 1962. Hardcover.
 
Shaker Design: Out Of This World
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Shaker Design: Out Of This World
$49.00
Shaker Design: Out of This World, edited by Jean M. Burks. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 246 pages. Seven studies of the Shaker Community that accompanied an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center. As well as presenting a wide array of Shaker drawings, needlework and furniture, this book considers the influence of the Shaker aesthetic on modern designers such as George Nakashima, Roy McMakin, Thomas Moser, and Scandinavian furniture makers.
 
Ian Fleming's Dr. No, UK Second Printing
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Ian Fleming's Dr. No, UK Second Printing
$345.00
Dr. No, by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1958. Second printing, two months after the first. A rare copy of Bond's sixth adventure, set in the Caribbean, later turned into a successful movie starring Sean Connery. This was one of the distinctive, early jacket designs by Pat Marriot, repeated in brown on front book board, before Richard Chopping took over as designer for the rest of the series. Jacket has light dirt and staining to back, otherwise well-preserved.
 
Greene's A Burnt-Out Case, 1st Printing
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Greene's A Burnt-Out Case, 1st Printing
$45.00
A Burnt-Out Case by Graham Greene. New York: Viking Press, 1961. First printing. Delightful 1950s jacket by Bill English, with slight chip to back corner. A man seeks anonymity, working at a leper colony in the Congo, but other people will not let him be. Near fine book, with period book-plate, in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Hardcover.
 
The Glory of Venice in the 18th Century
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The Glory of Venice in the 18th Century
$65.00
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, edited by Jane Martineau and Andrew Robison. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984. First softcover printing. The enormous 532 page catalog that accompanied the awe-inspiring show in the National Gallery in Washington and the Royal Academy in London. Every aspect of the paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints that the Venetian Empire generated in the last days of its control over Mediterranean trade and influence. Slight wear.
 
Decline and Fall
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Decline and Fall
$95.00
Decline and Fall, by Evelyn Waugh. Boston: Little, Brown, 1949. Eighth printing of second edition. First appearing in 1928, Waugh's notorious first novel lays waste to the idols of British sportsmanship, Oxford University, and the honor of the English gentleman. This is an unusually well-preserved copy, with a perfect jacket and drawings by the author himself.
 
Matisse in the MoMA Collection
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Matisse in the MoMA Collection
$45.00
Matisse in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art by John Elderfield. NY: MoMA, 1978. First printing. Hardcover. The classic reference work, cataloging what is undoubtedly the finest collection of Matisse's work in the world. 130 illustrations, 34 in color, with 144 reference illustrations in the index and a foldout double page. 232 pages.
 
Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote, 1st
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Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote, 1st
$35.00
Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. First printing. The unlikely pairing of a Catholic priest and the ex-communist Mayor of his village, gives Greene the perfect vehicle to update Cervantes's Don Quixote and to reflect on the curiosities of modern belief. A late masterpiece from a late master.
 
Wodehouse's Bachelors Anonymous, 1st
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Wodehouse's Bachelors Anonymous, 1st
$49.00
Bachelors Anonymous by P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First printing. A marvelous later Wodehouse, concerning the adventures of American movie folk in London. Jacket art by Osbert Lancaster. Newspaper 'burn' mark to first end page, otherwise a very good copy.
 
Gone With The Wind, 2nd Printing, 1936
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Gone With The Wind, 2nd Printing, 1936
$495.00
Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Second printing, a month after the first. 'Published June, 1936' on copyright page. Supplied with a modern, facsimile jacket of the first edition, in perfect condition. Perhaps the most popular novel ever published in the US, this is an extremely early copy, with darkening to gray book boards, otherwise remarkably well-preserved.
 
Hunter Thompson's Great Shark Hunt, 1st
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Hunter Thompson's Great Shark Hunt, 1st
$145.00
The Great Shark Hunt: Gonzo Papers, Vol. I by Hunter S. Thompson. New York: Summit Books, 1979. First printing. An excellent copy of classic anti-establishment rants, from a writer at the top of his game. Now hard to find in the first printing, yet still required reading. Slight wear to jacket edges.
 
Miss Bianca - A Fantasy, 1st Printing
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Miss Bianca - A Fantasy, 1st Printing
$39.00
Miss Bianca, by Margery Sharp, illustrated by Garth Williams. Boston: Little, Brown, 1962. First printing. A classic collaboration between a popular children's author and the legendary illustrator of Charlotte's Web, concerning the adventures of a brigade of fearless mice, bent on rescuing a child from the clutches of a wicked Duchess.
 
Two Edward Gorey Compilations
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Two Edward Gorey Compilations
$75.00
Amphigorey Too (1982) and Amphigorey Also (1983) by Edward Gorey. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Both later paperback printings. Each of these classic compilations feature 15 of Gorey's immortal works, drawn in his highly distinctive, yet curiously variable styles. A world of pleasure, tinged with a cruel sense of arbitrary evil, is relished, behind a veneer of Edwardian high style.
 
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