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T. H. White's The Book of Beasts, 1954
$55.00
The Book of Beasts, by T. H. White. London: Jonathan Cape, 1954. Second printing. The creator of The Sword in The Stone, a popular re-creation of King Arthur's childhood, brings the world of the medieval 'bestiary' to life. Translating a manuscript at the Cambridge University Library, White conjures up an early vision of natural wonders, half of which are entirely mythical.
 
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Osbert Lancaster's 'Here, Of All Places'
$55.00
Here, of All Places by Osbert Lancaster. London: John Murray, 1959. First printing. The first joint appearance of two previous volumes, Pillar to Post and Homes, Sweet Homes. Lancaster brilliantly parodies style after style "from Stonehenge to Manhattan," evoking every type of architectural style and interior, throughout history. Book is fine; jacket has small loss to edges and corners.
 
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The Book of The Hand, 1962
$45.00
The Book of The Hand, by Paul Tabori. New York: Chiltern Company, 1962. First printing. 'A Compendium of Fact and Legend Since the Dawn of History'. Tabori examines the human hand as a potent symbol of what it means to be human, studying its role in religion, witchcraft and superstition, in creativity and the healing arts. He looks at the miracle of touch, the importance of grooming and the mysteries of left-handedness, as well as the revelations of palmistry and hand-writing.
 
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Truman Capote's Answered Prayers, 1st
$45.00
Answered Prayers: The Unfinished Novel by Truman Capote. New York: Random House, 1987. First Edition, first printing. A near perfect copy. The only three chapters that existed at Capote's death of the novel that took him 20 years not to finish. Hardcover.
 
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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, 1st
$45.00
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. New York: Random House, 1993. First printing. Faulks's second and most successful book to date. His weaving of an unsurpassed love story with the inconceivable horrors of trench warfare creates a triumphant masterpiece. Hardcover. Slight age wear.
 
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E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, 1950
$55.00
The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings. New York: Horace Liveright, 1950. Second edition. Cummings' strange and courageous account of his time in a French prisoner-of-war camp, as a result of false bureaucratic charges, has become a classic of anti-war literature. First published in 1922, this is the rare, second edition, from an era that recognized Cummings' innovations in poetry and knew a lot more about the recent injustices of war.
 
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Hemingway's The Nick Adams Stories, 1st
$345.00
The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway. New York: Scribner's, 1972. First Printing, with A-4.72(V) to copyright page. A compilation of stories taken from various collections, appearing here for the first time in sequence, along with eight new stories discovered after the author's death. In excellent condition, with unclipped dust jacket and small owner name. A highly collectible copy. Hardcover with dust jacket. Minimal wear and owner signature on spine.
 
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The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker
$45.00
You Might as Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker, by John Keats. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970. First printing. A biography of the extremely complex Miss Parker, who was one of the highest paid and most talked-about and quoted personalities of pre-war New York and Hollywood. Through several marriages and many lovers, she kept her biting cynicism close to the surface. A powerful portrait of a key figure in the Jazz Age and to this day. Hardcover, in perfect condition.
 
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Cecil Beaton: A Biography, 1st
$49.00
Cecil Beaton: The Authorised Biography, by Hugo Vickers. New York: Little Brown, 1985. First printing. Beaton dominated his age as a photographer, artist, stage and costume designer, gossip, and friend to everyone who mattered. A fascinating account of the life of this ultimate tastemaker, illustrated with his photographs and drawings. 656 pages. Hard cover with slight wear to jacket.
 
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Eloise in Moscow
$225.00
Eloise in Moscow by Kay Thompson. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First 1950s printing, with original jacket copy, different to the modern reprints. Foldout map of Eloise's adventures in the Kremlin. Hardcover with dust jacket. Unclipped dust jacket has slight edge wear.
 
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Dahl's Danny The Champion of The World
$49.00
Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. NY: Knopf, 1989. Second edition, first printing. This is a re-issue of Dahl's classic tale of a pheasant poacher and his son outwitting the local English Squire. The book has the same copyright page and illustrations as the earlier edition, but with new jacket art.
 
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Roald Dahl's Autobiography: Going Solo
$45.00
Going Solo by Roald Dahl. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1986. First printing. Dahl's marvelously direct style, with its British military clip, came from his years as a fighter pilot during World War II. He describes the period in this second volume of his autobiography, with his usual spell-binding charm. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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Wolfe's The Bonfire of The Vanities, 1st
$45.00
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1987. First printing. The story of a young investment banker, who is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, remains Wolfe's most popular attempt at fiction. Hardcover with jacket. Owners name on first end page
 
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Saul Bellow's Herzog, First Printing
$95.00
Herzog by Saul Bellow. New York: Viking Press, 1964. First printing. Rare, stated first edition in first state jacket, with Bellow's photo on the rear panel. Bellow's highly regarded sixth novel, from an author at the height of his powers. Jacket is not price-clipped, with original $5.75 price. Hardcover. Book is very good, although blue top stain on upper edge has faded, in very good jacket, with general wear to edges and corners.
 
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Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman
$49.00
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1969. First printing. A memorable novel, groundbreaking in style, written about two historical eras. Transformed by Harold Pinter into a successful screenplay for the movie, starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. A successful attempt to re-create two different historical perspectives on a sweeping romance. Hardcover with slight edge wear to jacket.
 
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John Le Carré's A Small Town in Germany
$49.00
A Small Town in Germany by John Le Carré. New York: Coward-McCann, 1968. First printing. An unusually good copy of Le Carré's third novel about the aftermath of the Cold War, with an immaculate jacket. Based on Le Carré's own post-war desk-jobs in the British Embassies of Bonn and Hamburg. Hardcover with jacket in excellent condition.
 
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Wallace's Infinite Jest, True 1st Print
$995.00
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. New York: Little Brown, 1996. True first printing, with full number-line and jacket misprint ('Vollman'). This now-legendary novel has become one of the most sought-after of recent years, particularly since the author's death. Extremely long and self-referential, it nevertheless fully repays the attention needed to enjoy it. Wallace succeeds in creating a very funny picture of the modern world, with the ingenuities of youth as its driving force. 1,079 pp.
 
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Princess Badoura, Illus. Edmund Dulac
$295.00
Princess Badoura, A Tale From The Arabian Nights, re-told by Laurence Housman. London: Hodder and Stoughton, undated, c. 1913. Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. 113 pages. White cloth, beautifully decorated in pale green and gilt to front cover. Pale green end papers, with 10 tipped-in, paper-guarded, colored plates. Minor dirt to covers and spine, otherwise a highly collectible example of a high point in English children's book production.
 
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Give A Man A Horse, 1st, 1938
$45.00
Give A Man A Horse, by Charles J. Finger. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1938. First printing. With 35 llustrations by Henry C. Pitz, this is a tale of stirring cowboy adventure, starting in Seattle and moving to the wild lands of South America. One stain line to jacket rear, otherwise excellent.
 
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Nancy Mitford's Frederick The Great, 1st
$45.00
Frederick the Great by Nancy Mitford. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1970. First printing. Frederick was a brilliant eighteenth century military strategist and double-dealing politician, who succeeded in creating a united German state, dominated by his own Kingdom of Prussia. With her usual humor, Mitford delights in bringing to life the contradictions in Fredrick's character and his splendid legacy of patronage to the arts. With 48 color plates and many illustrations. Minor foxing to first end page.
 
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The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, 1st
$49.00
The Portfolios of Ansel Adams. Boston: NY Graphic Society, 1977. First printing. 124 pages. From 1948 to 1976, Adams produced seven portfolios, comprising a total of 90 images. All of his portfolio works are reproduced here, with his facsimile signature on the book boards. Hardcover with dust jacket.
 
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James Daugherty's Daniel Boone, 1953
$49.00
Daniel Boone, by James Daugherty. New York: Viking, 1953. Sixth printing. The gripping story of early Westward expansion and the role played by Daniel Boone in negotiating with the Indian populations, as the first settlers poured into Virginia and Kentucky. The hair-raising illustrations of constant warfare provide a rather romantic view of the reality of conquest by broken treaty and disease.
 
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Archy and Mehitabel, 1954
$35.00
Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis. London: Faber and Faber, 1954. Eleventh printing. First appearing in the newspapers of the 1920s, these are the poetic utterances of a cockroach, Archy, who jumps from key to key on a type-writer (and thus has trouble with capital letters). Archy has become Don Marquis's most enduring legacy, with his watchword "toujours gai" and a determination to ride out the Great Depression. Book boards are edge stained, in very good dust jacket. Hardcover.
 
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1964
$195.00
On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming. London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. Eighth printing. A very good copy of Bond's 11th adventure, in a clipped copy of the famous jacket designed by Richard Chopping, showing slight wear to edges and back. Book has 'ski track' motif embossed to front board. Some fading to dust jacket spine.
 
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Larry McMurtry's Cadillac Jack, 1st
$45.00
Cadillac Jack by Larry McMurtry. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. First printing. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's gently comic tale of a rodeo cowboy turned antique dealer. A lovely copy.
 
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Aubrey Beardsley: Selected Drawings
$55.00
Aubrey Beardsley: Selected Drawings. New York: Grove Press, 1967. First printing. 120 of Beardsley's most effective drawings were selected for this groundbreaking reassessment of his profound influence upon the art of his day. Working for only the last, furious five years of his life, Beardsley was to die of tuberculosis at the age of 25, leaving an inspired body of work. Fine in near fine jacket, with small cut to jacket top, now protected. Hardcover.
 
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Cecil Beaton: A Biography, 1st
$49.00
Cecil Beaton: The Authorized Biography by Hugo Vickers. Boston: Little Brown, 1985. First printing. Beaton chose Vickers as his biographer and consigned all his private correspondence and unpublished diaries to him. Beaton dominated his age as taste maker, designer, gossip and friend to everyone who mattered. His brilliant photographs turned out to be the key that opened every door. 656 pages.
 
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Games For Playtime & Parties, UK 1920s
$65.00
Games For Playtime & Parties, by Stanley V. Wilman. London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, no date (1920s). With exceptional artwork by Margaret Tarrant, this compilation of traditional English party games 'for Children of all ages' conjures up an enchanted world of dressing up and music. Eighty games and nursery songs are accompanied by the music and drawings of a largely fictitious, bygone age. High quality and collectible inside, with dirt to back board.
 
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The Godfather, Second Printing, 1969
$295.00
The Godfather by Mario Puzo. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. Stated second printing on jacket and copyright page, now highly sought-after. First-issue dust jacket, with original $6.95 price and "6903" date code on the front flap. A good, very early copy of the iconic Mafia novel, in a worn but intact jacket, with darkening to spine, edges and book boards.
 
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Jules Feiffer's Tantrum, 1st , 1979
$45.00
Tantrum by Jules Feiffer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Hardcover, first printing. A story told in oversize cartoons about a man escaping the pressures of adult life by becoming a two-year-old again. Includes dust jacket, with some marks to back.
 
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Marshall McLuhan: Hot & Cool, 1967
$49.00
McLuhan: Hot And Cool by Marshall McLuhan and his critics. New York: The Dial Press, 1967. Second printing. In this classic piece of 1960s memorabilia, media guru Marshal McLuhan is attacked and praised by contemporaries like Susan Sontag and Tom Wolfe, and gets his chance to hit back. His insights still have resonance for the different, on-line reality of our times. Hardcover with fading to jacket spine.
 
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John Updike's The Centaur, 1st Printing
$55.00
The Centaur by John Updike. New York: Knopf, 1963, First printing. Updike's fascinating third novel, in which he imbues the everyday life of a school teacher with mythic significance, comparing him to the wounded centaur Chiron, of Greek myth. Apart from a slight yellowing to jacket back, this is a very good copy of a now extremely scarce book.
 
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William Styron's Sophie's Choice, 1st
$49.00
Sophie's Choice by William Styron. New York: Random House, 1978. First printing. The agonizing story of a love triangle in New York between a young Southern writer, a Polish girl who has survived a concentration camp, and a charismatic Jewish intellectual who is descending into madness. One of the great novels of the century, in near perfect condition, with very slight fading to jacket spine. Hardcover in dust jacket.
 
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Ludwig Bemelmans' Dirty Eddie, 1st
$49.00
Dirty Eddie by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: Viking Press, 1947. First printing. Bemelmans's caustic tale of a celebrity pig in Hollywood allows him to poke fun at every level of the movie business. No writer, producer, agent, star or director escapes his shrewd eye in this comic novel. Few tiny chips to dust jacket, otherwise a very good copy.
 
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Gardner's Icebreaker: James Bond, 1st
$45.00
Icebreaker by John Gardner. London: Jonathan Cape, 1983. First UK printing. Gardner was the first author commissioned to continue the Bond franchise, after Ian Fleming's death. His first few adventures continued the tradition of using Richard Chopping as the jacket artist and therefore have become almost as collectible as the Fleming originals. This was Gardner's third Bond, set among the snowy wastes of Finland. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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Virginia Woolf: Books and Portraits, 1st
$39.00
Books and Portraits by Virginia Woolf, edited by Mary Lyon. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. First US printing. A selection of Virginia's literary criticism and several generous appreciations of her fellow writers, taken from her unpublished papers and appearing here for the first time. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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P. G. Wodehouse's Bachelors Anonymous
$55.00
Bachelors Anonymous by P. G. Wodehouse. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1974. First printing. Concerning the adventures of American movie folk in London and a bungled attempt to prevent serial bridegroom Ivor Llewellyn from marrying for a seventh time. Dust jacket art by Osbert Lancaster. Owner name.
 
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Mr. Norris Changes Trains, 1969
$49.00
Mr Norris Changes Trains, by Christopher Isherwood. London: The Hogarth Press, 1969. Eighth printing. First appearing in 1935, this is the second volume of Isherwood's famous memoir about pre-war Berlin, which inspired the movie Cabaret. With a distinctive period jacket, conjuring up the fluid, uncertain underworld of the time.
 
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Hiaasen's Double Whammy, First Printing
$55.00
Double Whammy, by Carl Hiaasen. New York: Putnam, 1987. First printing. This was only Carl Hiaasen's second novel about the corruption of every institution he can find in his beloved Florida. Highly collectible, as his series of comic attacks on local scumbag developers and crooked operators have become ever more popular. In this novel, he turns his wrath against dirty dealing in a professional Bass fishing competition. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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A Zoo in My Luggage, 1961
$45.00
A Zoo in My Luggage by Gerald Durrell. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. Third UK printing. Durrell's seventh account of his marvelously entertaining collecting adventures, this time in West Africa, with 41 superb drawings by Ralph Thompson. A good, clean copy, in a bright jacket. Hardcover with some wear.
 
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Thurber & Co., 1st Printing
$49.00
Thurber & Company by James Thurber. New York: Harper and Row, 1966. First American Edition, first printing. A large-format collection of cartoons published in 1966, but ranging as far back as 1917, assembling little-known and hitherto unpublished work from private collections and the Thurber Estate. Clipped dust jacket, otherwise an excellent copy. Hardcover.
 
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The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, 1968
$45.00
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr. London: John Murray, 1968. Third printing. A clever continuation of the Sherlock Holmes style, these eleven stories were produced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's son and a colleague. The ever-expanding popularity of the Holmes stories have spawned many imitators, of which these were some of the first. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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Peter Arno's Lady in The Shower, 1st
$45.00
Lady in the Shower by Peter Arno. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967. First printing. Apart from slight edge wear to jacket, this is a lovely copy of a classic collection of cartoons. One of the resident cartoonists at The New Yorker, Arno satirized the habits of 1960s hard-drinking, social types, who still considered themselves the cream of society. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1962
$49.00
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark. NY: Lippincott, 1962. First book club printing. Spark's best-known work, in an unpriced dust jacket, otherwise an exact copy of the first printing. A famous evocation of the challenges faced by a teacher, as she prepares her girls for life. Made into a great movie, starring the young Maggie Smith. In perfect condition.
 
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Robert McCloskey's Homer Price, 1963
$49.00
Homer Price by Robert McClosky. New York: Viking Press, 1963. 15th printing. Illustrated by the author. A glorious vision of American small town charm, published originally during the Second World War and awash with sentiment for home values. Homer Price is the star of six adventures in and around the town of Centerburg, in the very middle of the Midwest. A true classic, by the author of Make Way for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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Gulliver's Travels, illust. Rex Whistler
$95.00
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. New York: Schocken Books, 1984. First US printing thus. Illustrated by Rex Whistler, this is the definitive text, based on the 1735 version of the perennially favorite stories concerning Gulliver's visits to Lilliput and Brobdignag. Rex Whistler's extraordinary command of detail and sense of humor are a perfect match for the satirical worlds that Swift created. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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A Wodehouse Bestiary, 1st Printing
$55.00
A Wodehouse Bestiary by P. G. Wodehouse. New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1985. First printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. A collection of 14 animal stories from across the author's illustrious career. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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David Sedaris's Barrel Fever, True 1st
$95.00
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris. New York: Little, Brown, 1994. First printing. The author's debut collection of short stories and essays, now considered a contemporary classic. Published to enormous critical acclaim, it made David Sedaris an overnight cult figure and this printing has become extremely rare. Sedaris spares nobody, least of all himself, in this caustic and hilarious salvo on the way people behave. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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Barnes Collection of French Paintings
$65.00
Great French Paintings from The Barnes Foundation, edited by Richard Wattenmaker and team. New York: Knopf, 1993. First hardcover printing. A sumptuous survey of hundreds of masterpieces, from Manet to Matisse. 318 pages. 323 reproductions and 3 double fold-outs. Slight wear to jacket.
 
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Winston Churchill: A Life
$45.00
Churchill: A Life by Martin Gilbert. New York: Henry Holt, 1991. First printing. Martin Gilbert has condensed his definitive 8 volume life of Winston Churchill into this more easily digestible single volume. Covering every aspect of the great statesman's remarkable achievements, Gilbert shows how the actions of one person could affect the destiny of many nations. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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Wired: A Life of John Belushi
$45.00
Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi, by Bob Woodward. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. First printing. Belushi died of a drug overdose in a hotel bungalow off Sunset Blvd. Veteran reporter Woodward interviewed 217 people, including Belushi's widow, his partner Dan Aykroyd, Belushi's directors, including Jack Nicholson and Steven Spielberg, actors Chevy Chase, Robin Williams and Carrie Fisher, and creates an intimate portrait of a great American talent. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait
$45.00
The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait by Frederic Morton. New York: Atheneum, 1962. First printing. The bestselling saga of one of the most successful dynasties in the world. Originating in eighteenth-century Frankfurt, the five sons of a financial genius created a business Empire that stretched across Europe and has shaped the subsequent histories of every nation on earth. Slight dirt and wear to dust jacket edges.
 
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Marilyn/Norma Jean
$49.00
Marilyn: Norma Jean by Gloria Steinem. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1986. First printing. One of the more interesting studies of the significance of Marilyn's fame from feminist Gloria Steinem, with stunning shots by photographer George Barris. 182 pages. Hardcover with some wear to jacket.
 
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Henry Miller's Tropic of Capricorn, 1st
$65.00
Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller. London: John Calder, 1964. First UK printing. Originally printed in Paris in 1939, the first American edition appeared in 1961, but was widely unavailable, due to the book's reputation. Miller succeeds in creating an amoral viewpoint and stream-of-consciousness approach, considered radical at the time. Slight wear to dust jacket edges.
 
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Diana Vreeland's Allure, 1st Printing
$345.00
Allure by Diana Vreeland. New York: Doubleday, 1980. First printing. Jacket has very minor tanning near edges. One of the all-time style statements from the queen of Harper's Bazaar and Vogue magazines, featuring her most glamorous contemporaries, from around the world. Photography by Horst, Avedon, Penn, Beaton, Steichen. Uncommon and extremely sought-after title. Large-format 208 pages.
 
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Bill Blass: An American Designer
$65.00
Bill Blass, An American Designer, by Helen O'Hagan. New York: Abrams, 1996. First printing. Published to accompany a major retrospective of the designer's 50-year career, this volume features over 100 new photographs, by such notables as Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Horst, and Guy Bourdin, in addition to Blass's own sketches. Over 250 of the designer's creations are represented, along with personal photographs from his celebrity files. Hardcover with slight wear to jacket.
 
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Irving Penn Retrospective, Signed
$295.00
Irving Penn, compiled by John Szarkowski. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984. First printing, signed by Penn and dedicated to the philanthropists Judy and Sam Peabody. Penn was an internationally known American photographer who became popular for his work in fashion photography. He worked at Vogue magazine, and photographed for Issey Miayke and Clinique. His work is highly collected to this day. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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Nora Ephron's Heartburn, 1st Printing
$45.00
Heartburn by Nora Ephron. New York: Knopf, 1983. First printing. A lovely copy of Ephron's most famous novel. Her bittersweet, autobiographical account of a love affair and marriage crumbling under the pressures of Washington life was based on her relationship with Carl Bernstein. Made into a movie with Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Hardcover with jacket. Excellent condition.
 
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Tolkien's The Silmarillion, 1st Printing
$135.00
The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. 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 a beautiful foldout map of Beleriand. Unclipped dust jacket has two tiny edge nicks.
 
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The Autumn of The Patriarch, 1st Print
$49.00
The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. New York: Harper and Row, 1975. First printing. An increasingly rare copy of the first printing (with copyright numberline going to '5', a printer's error on the true first edition). Marquez's third novel, examining the nature of power in a Latin American country that is crippled with advanced corruption. Hardcover with a clipped dust jacket. Owner dedication on first end page.
 
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A Visit to William Blake's Inn
$49.00
A Visit to William Blake's Inn by Nancy Willard. London: Methuen, 1972. First printing. A book of magical poems, inspired by the works of William Blake and beautifully illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. Life at an imaginary Inn, run by William Blake himself, with the help of dragons, angels and a rabbit, who shows guests to their rooms. Hardcover with dust jacket.
 
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The Chicken Book
$55.00
The Chicken Book by Page Smith and Charles Daniel. Boston: Little Brown, 1975. First printing. A decidedly serious, but highly entertaining history of the tangled relationship between men, women, and chickens, since the dawn of time. The authors examine cock-fighting, breeding and plumage, bemoan the arrival of factory farming and dispense many good tips on keeping chickens for fun.
 
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Marilyn Monroe: The Biography
$55.00
Marilyn Monroe: The Biography by Donald Spoto. New York: Harper Collins, 1993. First printing. Unweaving the myths and legends that have surrounded Monroe's life, Donald Spoto presents us with the facts of her career, exploring every aspect of her star quality, to give us the most honest picture yet. His unparalleled research has solved many of the mysteries that still surround her early death and the truths behind three failed marriages. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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The Landmarks of New York III, Revised
$65.00
The Landmarks of New York by Barbaralee Diamonstein. New York: Abrams, 1998. First printing. 544 pages. A monumental and meticulous research project, cataloging more than 1,000 landmark buildings, with history and photographs. This revised edition includes descriptions and maps of the city's 70 historic districts.
 
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Steinbeck's East of Eden, True 1st
$1,195.00
East Of Eden, by John Steinbeck. New York: Viking, 1952. True first printing, with 'September' on copyright page, jacket price $4.50 and misprint 'bite' on page 281, as well as dashing author photo to jacket back. Small loss to jacket spine top and an owner name, otherwise a highly collectible copy of an extremely rare title, the one Steinbeck considered his greatest work.
 
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Milne's When We Were Very Young, UK 1st
$995.00
When We Were Very Young, by A. A. Milne. London: Methuen, 1924. First printing, second state, with Roman numeral 'ix' to Contents page. Owner name and rust mark from paperclip to first 4 pages. Blue and gold book boards are in very good condition, making this an affordable copy of a legendary children's classic in the first printing, with slight damage to first few pages. Supplied with a perfect facsimile jacket for the first printing.
 
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Milne's Now We are Six, UK 1st, 1927
$1,245.00
Now We Are Six, by A. A. Milne. London: Methuen, 1927. True first printing, in excellent condition, in original jacket, split down spine, with loss to top and bottom of spine, now protected. Apart from jacket spine, this is a highly collectible copy of the Christopher Robin classic, in excellent condition.
 
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James Dickey's Deliverance, 1st Printing
$55.00
Deliverance by James Dickey. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970. First printing. Dickey's adventure about a group of suburban canoeists who are attacked by hillbillies and have to fight for their lives. Dickey also wrote the screenplay for (and has a small part in) the memorable John Boorman film with Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds. Dickey had achieved national prominence as a poet; this was his first novel.
 
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33 Sherlock Holmes Stories, UK ed.s, S/4
$225.00
The Valley of Fear (1959), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1960), His Last Bow (1960) and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1967), by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. London: John Murray. Uniform Edition, later printings. One novel-length and 32 short stories, including Holmes' apparent death at the hands of Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Four uniform volumes, with slight general wear.
 
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Hemlock and After, First Printing
$39.00
Hemlock and After by Angus Wilson. NY: Viking, 1952. First printing. This was the first novel from the acid pen of Angus Wilson, a British short story writer, who enchanted the '50s scene with his waspish tales. Dust jacket design by Bill English. Slight wear to dust jacket.
 
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Kesey's Sometimes A Great Notion, 1st
$495.00
Sometimes A Great Notion, by Ken Kesey. New York: Viking, 1964. True first printing, with 'Krangler' and 2-line bio on jacket back flap. A seminal and highly-collectible copy of Kesey's second novel, his follow-up to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Kesey's sprawling saga, set in a Northwest lumber-mill town, defines the social unrest of the '60s. Slight damage to jacket, with mended fold tear to front and small edge loss to back. Book has a stamp '89' to first end page.
 
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Harry Potter & Sorcerer's Stone, Signed
$1,495.00
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, by J. K. Rowling. New York: Scholastic, 1998. First edition, eighth printing in a brilliant second-state jacket, signed by Rowling on the title page. With jacket price $16.95, gold lettering on the jacket raised, no number "1" on the spine of book and jacket, later blurb from Publisher's Weekly, London, 'Rowling' printed in gold on spine of book and jacket. Extremely rare and collectible.
 
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Irwin Shaw's Tip on a Dead Jockey, 1st
$49.00
Tip On a Dead Jockey and Other Stories, by Irwin Shaw. New York: Random House, 1957. First printing. Ten short stories give a picture of the 1950s, both at home and abroad. Shaw was unusually interested in the effect European life-styles had, when they interacted with his typically hard-boiled American characters.
 
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Dahl's Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
$49.00
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl. New York: Knopf, 1977. First printing. Book is in good condition, with embossed cover and some binding reinforcement to front hinge. A collection of Dahl's occasional pieces with seven stories for grown ups and teenagers. Hardcover.
 
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Ginger Pye
$49.00
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1950s. Early printing. The first printing of this classic tale came out in 1951, the only date on the copyright page of this edition. However, this is a probable later printing, as it has a Newbery Award gold sticker to the front. The story of the lovable Pye family and their rascally dog has become a favorite, over the decades. A fine copy, illustrated by the author.
 
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Lewis Carroll's Hunting of The Snark
$49.00
The Annotated Hunting of The Snark by Martin Gardner. CA: William Kaufmann, 1982. First revised edition. The original, large-format Annotated Snark, with additional essays by Charles Mitchell, Selwyn Goodacre and a facsimile of the original 1876 edition, with drawings by Henry Holiday.
 
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Norman Mailer's Marilyn, 1st Printing
$75.00
Marilyn: A Biography.by Norman Mailer. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1973. 270 pages. First printing. This sumptuous, large-format volume of musings by Mailer is accompanied by a fabulous portfolio of images. Over 100 color and black & white photographs by some of the best, including Avedon, Arnold, Beaton, Lockwood and Woodfield. Every time you think you know her, another photo supplies a different image. Jacket has slight shelf wear, otherwise clean and sound.
 
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Bemelmans' Street Where The Heart Lies
$49.00
The Street Where the Heart Lies by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: World Publishing, 1963. First printing. Includes drawings and charming dust jacket, with repaired tear to corner. Fiction stemming from Bemelmans's own life experiences in Paris. A love story, with an unusual cast of characters, set in the area where Bemelmans himself bought a house, only to lose it again, to his eternal regret.
 
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Lake Wobegon Days, True 1st
$65.00
Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor. New York: Viking Press, 1985. True first edition of this iconic title, with an erratum slip printed and affixed to the inside back flap of the jacket, stating that the radio show only went out on "American Public Radio, ...not the other Guys." First installment of what has become an American institution. Fine in slightly worn dust jacket.
 
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Michel Roux's Le Gavroche Cookbook
$55.00
Le Gavroche Cookbook, by Michel Roux Jr. London: Cassell, 1995. First printing. Since opening in London in 1967, Le Gavroche has pioneered a style of re-imagined French cuisine, which has been copied all over the world. Michel Roux Junior takes up the mantle and the challenge to maintain the highest international standards with a light touch and cutting-edge techniques. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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Great American Houses
$55.00
Great American Houses and Their Architectural Styles, by Virginia and Lee McAlester. New York: Abbeville Press, 1994. First printing. 348 pages. A sumptuous catalog of American architectural history, high-lighting great examples of style, from Colonial times to Modern contemporary. With detailed drawings by Larry Boerder, along with floor-plans and photographs, this book explains the changing fashions in US building styles, in all their complexity. Hardcover with jacket.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Norma Jean, 1969, First Printing
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Nadine Gordimer Short Stories, 1965
$49.00
Not For Publication and Other Stories, by Nadine Gordimer. New York: The Viking Press, 1965. First printing. A subtle, early collection of tales from South Africa's pre-eminent writer. The wary intermingling of cultures is her subject and this ever-shifting puzzle acts as a constant background to Gordimer's love for South Africa.
 
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Alice, Let's Eat
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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.