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17003. Adams, Henry.   Democracy, an American novel.   New York, Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., Publishers [n.d.]. Return line on the bottom edge, slightly soiled on the bottom front edge, otherwise fine in dust jacket. First printing of this edition (originally published anonymously in 1880).  $20.00

17004. Adams, Henry.   Democracy, an American novel.  
London, Macmillan and Co., 1882. Half leather and marbled paper boards. Front hinge cracked, ownership name and place on the half~title, ownership initials on the title~page, library stamps on the pastedowns, endpapers, title~page, and several text pages. First English edition. Anonymously published. BAL 11, note. 280 pp. This copy has no catalog at the end.  $100.00

17005. Adams, Herbert.   The Queen's Gate mystery.  
Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927. Original green cloth lettered in black. Upper front corner bumped, otherwise fine, without dust jacket. First American edition.  $30.00

17006. Adams, Samuel Hopkins.   Success, a novel.  
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. Original gilt~stamped red cloth. Ownership label pasted to the front free endpaper, top edge lightly soiled, otherwise near fine. First edition. Included in Hanna/ A Mirror for the Nation and Baird & Greenwood/ An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction. Smith / American Fiction 1901~1925 A~80.  $25.00

17495. Ade, George, 1866-1944.  T.l.s. to Miss Maude Lancaster, January 1, 1906, from Hazelden Farm, Brook, Indiana. 
1 sheet. Fine, folded in sixths. Modestly regrets not being able to accept an invitation to speak to the Middlesex Club.   $45.00

17008. Allain, Marcel.   Juve in the dock. Translated and edited by A. R. Allinson.  
Philadelphia, David McKay Company [c1926]. Original cloth. Two very small tears at the head of the spine, announcement for the Fantomas Novels pasted to the front pastedown, bookseller's stamp on the front free endpaper and rear pastedown,. numbers in ink at the top of the front pastedown and front free endpaper, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. Second book in the Fatomas series. First American edition. Hubin/ Crime fiction.  $150.00

13450. Anderson, Maxwell. NOTES ON A DREAM.
Introduction by Laurence G. Avery. [Austin] Humanities Research Center, U of Texas [c1971]. Fine in blue cloth, printed label, without dust jacket, as issued. First edition. One of 750 copies. $ 15.00

13451. Anderson, Sherwood. PERHAPS WOMEN. New York, Horace Liveright, Inc. [c1931]. Very good in time-darkened, lightly soiled and chipped dust jacket. Dust jacket torn at the foot of the front panel and missing a piece on the front panel and at the foot of the spine. First edition. Sheehy & Lohf 49. [144] pp. $ 50.00

13452. Andrew Marvell 1621-1678. Tercentenary tributes. London [etc.] Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1922. Fine in dust jacket missing a small piece on the spine and with a few closed tears. First edition, later binding with no gold stamping on the front cover. Includes T.S. Eliot, pp. 63-78. Gallup, Eliot, B2. $ 75.00

17009. Atherton, Gertrude.   The doomswoman.   New York, Tait, Sons & Company [c1893]. Cocked, stain on the rear cover of the gray cloth binding, gold title stamping on the front cover rubbed, top edge soiled, otherwise very good. First edition in book form. Johnson/Blanck American First Editions, 4th edition indicates that the book originally appeared in Lippincott's Magazine, 1892, copies of which were issued with title page, bound in boards, cloth back.  $50.00

17012. Audoux, Marguerite.   Marie~Claire. Translated by John N. Raphael. With an introduction by Arnold Bennett.  
[London] Hodder & Stoughton, New York, George H. Doran Company [c1911]. Original yellow cloth. Spine lightly darkened, otherwise near fine. First American edition.  $45.00

17016. Bangs, John Kendrick.   The dreamers, a club... Being a more or less faithful account of the literary exercises of the first regular meeting of that organization... With illustrations by Edward Penfield.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Original brown cloth. Very fine. First edition. Hubin/ Crime Fiction. BAL 741.  $50.00

17017. Barlow, Joel.   The hasty~pudding, a poem in three cantos written at Chambery in Savoy during January MDCCLXXXXII by Joel Barlow.  
Boston, David R. Godine Publisher, 1969. Fine in dust jacket attached to plain wrappers. One of 700 numbered copies. Though not indicated in the book, the design is by Lance Hidy.  $40.00

17020. Barrie, J. M.   George Meredith.  
New York, William Edwin Rudge, 1924. Original green paper boards lettered in gold. Fine. Typography by Bruce Rogers. One of 500 copies. Warde/ Bruce Rogers, Designer of Books 179.  $50.00

17021. Barton, Paule.   The woe shirt: Caribbean folk tales. Translated by Howard A. Norman with drawings by Norman Laliberte.  
Lincoln, Penmaen Press, Ltd. [c1980]. Half cloth and decorated paper boards. Light spotting on the top edge, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 100 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the translator and the artist. Designed by Michael McCurdy. Introduction by Howard Norman.  $100.00

17022. Beach, Rex E.   The spoilers. Illustrated by Clarence F. Underwood.  
New York, and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906. Slightly cocked, name and date (1907) in ink on the verso of the dedication leaf, stain on the back cover, library withdrawal stamp on the rear endpaper, otherwise very good. Pictorial design on the front cover quite fresh. State of the binding with "Rex Beach" on the spine and front cover. First edition. Smith / American Fiction 1901~1925 B~389. Twentieth~Century Western Writers, p. 55.  $25.00

13472. Beckett, Samuel. ALL THAT FALL, A PLAY FOR RADIO.
London, Faber and Faber [1957]. Near fine in pictorial wrappers attached to stiff paper. First English edition. Federman 34.1. $ 75.00

17440.   Belloc, Hilaire.   The modern traveller, by H.B. and B.T.B [Hilaire Belloc and Basil T. Blackwood.   London, Edward Arnold, 1898.Quarter linen cloth with illustration over the front board. Soiled and worn with a punch in the front cover carrying through on the next 6 leaves. Signatures beginning to separate. First edition. 80 pp. "With the publishers' compliments" stamp on the first page.  $50.00

13480. Best film plays--1945.
Edited by John Gassner and Dudley Nichols. New York, Crown Publishers [c1946]. Near fine in lightly rubbed, lightly chipped dust jacket. First edition. Includes "A medal for Benny", screenplay by Frank Butler, story by John Steinbeck and Jack Wagner. Goldstone and Payne B45. $ 100.00

17032. Betts, Doris.   The gentle insurrection and other stories.   New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons [c1954]. Original green cloth. Lettering on the spine faded, short tear at the head of the spine, light wear, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Southern author's first book.  $35.00

14003. Blackmur, R. P. Language as gesture & essays by Kenneth Burke / Marianne Moore / Conrad Aiken / John Crowe Ransom & others.
[Princeton, Nassau Literary Magazine, 1965]. White wrappers lightly soiled, lower rear corner bumped, otherwise very good. Folio. Cover-title. Edited by Paul Boorstin and Ints M. Silins. The Aiken contribution is B82 in the Bonnells' Aiken bibliography. Do not locate the Marianne Moore contribution in Abbott's bibliography of Moore. $75.00

17035. Blasco Ibanez, Vicente.   Luna Benamor. Translated from the original Spanish by Isaac Goldberg.   Boston, John W. Luce & Company, 1919. Green cloth stamped in gold. Half~inch closed tears at the top of the first two blank leaves before the half~title, cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. Spanish novelist, author of "Sangre y arena" (Blood in the sand).  $25.00

17044. Bowen, Elizabeth.   Joining Charles and other stories.  
New York, Lincoln Mac Veagh, The Dial Press, Toronto, Longmans, Green & Company, 1929. Original lavender cloth. Corners lightly rubbed, small mark on the lightly faded spine, small holes at the foot of the rear pastedown, otherwise bright, near fine, without dust jacket. First American edition. Lavender moire cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Sellery/ Elizabeth Bowen, a Bibliography A5b, variant binding.  $50.00

17049. Boyce, Neith.   Harry.  
New York, Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Original quarter brown cloth and tan paper boards, printed paper label on the spine. Some leaves roughly opened, paper boards rubbed at the edges, a bit loose in the binding, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Autobiographical.  $30.00

17441.   Brigham, Johnson.   The Sinclairs of Old Fort Des Moines, a historical romance.  
Cedar Rapids, Torch Press, 1927.Blue cloth. Gilt slightly darkened, wear to lower corner. Very good. Without dust jacket. 245 pp. First edition. Johnson was a historian and long-time State Librarian of Iowa. The Iowa Library Association awards the Johnson Brigham Plaque to meritorious Iowa authors.  $25.00

17052. Bromfield, Louis.   The strange case of Miss Annie Spragg.  
New York, Frederick A. Stokes, 1928. Bookseller's label on the rear free endpaper. Fine in dust jacket lightly rubbed at the head and foot of the spine, with faded spine and several short closed tears. First edition. Title included in Reginald / Science Fiction.  $75.00

13498. Bronk, William. A PARTIAL GLOSSARY.
[n.p.] Elizabeth Press, 1974. Fine in marbled paper dust jacket over plain wrappers. First edition. One of 300 copies. Signed by the author on the title-page. $ 50.00

17442.   Brown, Alice.   The road to Castaly.   Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1899.Dark green ribbed cloth gold stamped. Inked inscription on the front endpaper. Very good. Copeland and Day imprint at foot of backstrip, 1896. Kraus 43 says reprinted by Houghton Mifflin 1899 but this appears to be the Copeland and Day sheets and binding with cancel Houghton Mifflin title-page.  $50.00

13503. Brown University Library. COLONIAL POETS, 1609-1760, A SELECTION FROM THE HARRIS COLLECTION.
Providence, Friends of the Library of Brown University, 1947. Very good in wrappers with short closed tears along the top edge. First edition. Introduction by S. Foster Damon. Describes 83 items. Two offprints from Books at Brown laid in describing the Harris Collection and the McLellan Lincoln Collection. $ 30.00

13506. Bullins, Ed. HOW DO YOU DO, A NONSENSE DRAMA. [Mill Valley, California] Illuminations Press [c1965]. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Black dramatist's first book. $ 75.00

17056. Bunner, H. C.   Jersey Street and Jersey Lane: urban and suburban sketches. Illustrated by A. B. Frost, B. West Clinedinst, Irving R. Wiles and Kenneth Frazier.   New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. Original blue cloth, lettered in gold on the spine and lettered and decorated in gold and white on the front cover. Very lightly rubbed, otherwise a particularly bright, fine copy. Later edition of BAL 1930. Margaret Armstrong binding design. The 1896 first edition is item 45 in Gullans & Espey / Margaret Armstrong and American Trade Bindings.  $40.00

13937. Burke, Kenneth. A grammar of motives.
New York, Prentice-Hall, 1952. Dust jacket lightly rubbed and chipped at top of backstrip with closed tear. Fine in quarter yellowish-tan and maroon cloth binding lettered in dark green. Lower corners lightly bumped. $ 35.00

13938. Burke, Kenneth. A grammar of motives. New York, Prentice-Hall, 1954. Fine in dust jacket. Grayish-tan cloth binding lettered in purple. 530 p. $ 30.00

13944. Burke, Kenneth. The rhetoric of religion; studies in logology. Boston, Beacon Press [c1961]. Mustard yellow cloth. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. $ 50.00

17059. Burke, Thomas.   The sun in splendour.   New York, George H. Doran Company [c1926]. Original red cloth lettered in gold on the spine and in blind on the front cover. Slightly slanted, cloth very lightly rubbed at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise very good. First edition (NCBEL indicates that the American edition precedes). Burke, an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist, 1886~1945, wrote "Limehouse Nights" and other fiction of mystery interest.  $35.00

17062. Butler, Robert Olen.   Sun dogs.  
New York, Horizon Press [c1982]. Fine in very near fine, bright dust jacket lightly chipped at the head and foot of the spine, with a half~inch closed tear at the top edge of the front panel and a nick on the front panel. First edition. Author's second book.  $50.00

13515. Capek, Karel. THE MACROPULOS SECRET.
Authorized English translation by Paul Selver. London, Robert Holden & Co. Ltd., 1927. Fine in soiled white dust jacket chipped at the top of the spine and with two closed tears. First English edition. Published as both a novel and a play. This is the play version. $ 75.00

17068. Carlyle, Thomas.   Jocelin of Brakelond from Past and present.   New York, William Edwin Rudge, 1923. Original black cloth lettered in gold on the spine and with the publisher's device embossed on the front cover. Fine in lightly chipped dust jacket missing small pieces. Unopened. Without slipcase. One of 510 numbered copies. Warde/ Bruce Rogers, Designer of Books, 168.  $50.00

17069. Carr, John Dickson.   Seeing is believing by Carter Dickson, pseud.  
New York, William Morrow and Co., 1941. Original yellow cloth lettered in green on the spine. Fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Title included in Hubin/ Crime Fiction.  $75.00

17071. Carson, Rachel.   Silent spring. Drawings by Lois and Louis Darling.  
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. Upper corners bumped, otherwise fine in dust jacket lightly chipped at the head and foot of the spine and along the top edge of the front wrapper. 3/4 inch circular scuff on the front wrapper where a sticker was removed. The dust jacket is otherwise bright, attractive. First edition.  $300.00

17445.   Chamberlin, Joseph Edgar.   The listener in the town [and] The listener in the country.  
Boston, Copeland and Day, 1896.Green cloth with gilt lettering. Wear to the extremities. Very good. First edition. 2 volumes. Essays and fragments reprinted, with modifications, from the Boston "Transcript". Kraus / Messrs. Copeland & Day 50.  $45.00

68565. Charlot, Jean. Picture book: images and verses.
Los Angeles, Dawson?s Book Shop, 1974. Miniature book, 2-1/8 x 2-1/4". White paper boards with illustrated dust jacket, in pictorial publisher's slipcase. Boards foxed, backstrip of dust jacket lightly soiled, slipcase slightly worn and soiled. First, thus. [140] pp. No. 202 of 300 copies, signed by the author and initialed by the printer, Lynton R. Kistler. Library of Congress copyright deposit copy with stamps on verso of title-page and dedication page. Miniature reproduction, with new texts by the artist, of plates originally published in 1933 with verses by Paul Claudel, now omitted. $100.00

17076. Chesterman, Hugh, ed.   The new decameron, the fifth day.  
New York, Brentano's [n.d.=1927]. Quarter cloth and decorated paper boards, printed paper label on the spine. Roughly opened, corners worn, cloth rubbed at the head of the spine, label rubbed, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition, American issue. Includes Evelyn Waugh's story, "A house of Gentlefolks". Also contributions by Michael Sadleir, A. E. Coppard, E. M. Delafield, Gerald Bullett, L. A. G. Strong, Naomi Royde~Smith, G. B. Stern, John Presland, Cicely Hamilton, and Ernest Betts  $25.00

17446.   Clark, Tom.   Heartbreak hotel, short stories by Tom Clark, accompanied by the author's drawings.  
West Branch, Iowa, The Toothpaste Press, 1981.Stab sewn tan wrappers printed in black. Fine. 14 unnumbered pages. First edition. One of 500 numbered copies signed by the author. Printed in Goudy Modern type. Designed Allan Kornblum and printed by Ellen Weis. Peich/ The Toothpaste Press: a checklist #60.  $20.00

13528. Clarke, Arthur C. INTERPLANETARY FLIGHT, AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONAUTICS.
London, Temple Press Limited [c1950]. Fore-edge lightly spotted, otherwise fine in unevenly faded, lightly soiled, near fine dust jacket. First edition. At head of title: Technical Trends Series. Author's first book.164 pp $500.00

17080. Cobb, Humphrey.   Paths of glory.   New York, The Viking Press, 1935. Original pink and blue cloth, top edge stained pink. Cloth faded, gilt flaking, ink name and date (1935) on the front free endpaper, a few spots on the bottom edge, upper rear corner bumped, generally very good. First edition. Author included in First Printings of American Authors, v. 3. Author's first book. Movie novel. World War I novel  $25.00

17086. Collins, Wilkie.   The dead secret. Illustrated by W. Sherman Potts.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. Original red cloth. Extremities very lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. First Scribner's Sons edition.  $45.00

17087. Colt, Armida Maria~Theresa.   Fetes and festivals of Sussex.  
London, Two Horse Press, 1967. Quarter cloth and decorated paper boards. Fine. Designed and printed by John Mountford at The Merrythought Press. One of 200 numbered copies. Vignettes and frontispiece by Leonard Ison. Extra illustrations by M. Milnes.  $75.00

17447.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   La chute des puissants, traduit de l'Anglais par Lola Tranec.  
Paris, Gallimard, 1968.White wrappers printed in red and black. Fine. First French edition of The Mighty and their fall. [241] pp.  $20.00

17448.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   Une famille et une fortune, traduit de l'Anglais par Francis Ledoux.  
Paris, Gallimard, 1961.White wrappers printed in red and black. Unopened except for the last signature. Fine. First French edition of A Family and a Fortune. 302 pp.  $20.00

17449.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   Une famille et son chef, traduit de l'Anglais par J. Robert Vidal.  
Paris, Gallimard, 1954.White wrappers printed in red and black. Closed tear at the foot of the front wrapper. Wrappers lightly soiled and rumpled. First French edition of A House and its head. 258 pp. One of 60 numbered copies on velin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre paper.  $75.00

17450.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   A father and his fate.  
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1957.Brown wrappers with printed label on the front and stamped "Uncorrected". First edition, advance proof copy. Very good. [207] pp.  $75.00

17451.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   A god and his gifts.  
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1964.Blue cloth stamped in silver. Fine in slightly dusty dust jacket. First U.S. edition. 223 pp. Review copy with review slip laid in.  $35.00

17452.   Compton-Burnet, Ivy.   Des hommes et des femmes, traduit de l'Anglais par J. Robert Vidal.  
Paris, Gallimard, 1957.White wrappers printed in red and black. Near fine. Unopened. First French edition of Men and wives. 355 pp. Review copy with "S P" [service de presse] perforation on the rear wrapper.  $25.00

17090. Connolly, Cyril.   The rock pool.  
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Slightly cocked, dampstains on the rear cover, otherwise fine in internally reinforced dust jacket missing pieces. First American edition. Author's first book.  $100.00

17095. Coover, Robert, ed.   The Stone Wall book of short fictions. Edited by Robert Coover and Kent Dixon.  
Iowa City [The Stone Wall Press] 1973. Original blue cloth, printed paper label on the front cover. Fine. One of 325 copies. Printing & the Mind of Merker 55. Printers' Choice 90. Includes W. S. Merwin, Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Brautigan, Joyce Carol Oates, Donald Barthelme, Robert Coover, etc  $175.00

17101. Dahl, Curtis.   In praise of old speakers.  
New Haven, Connecticut, The Jonathan Edwards Press, 1941. Yapp edges of wrappers with a few nicks, small triangular chip at the top of the rear wrapper, otherwise fine. First edition. An early production of the press founded in 1936. The title "was adjudged best of all literature published in The Spider's Web, 1940~1941" (The Spider's Web was a student magazine of Jonathan Edwards College). In his later career Dahl was author, editor, professor of English (at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, where he became a Professor Emeritus).  $25.00

17105. De Beauvoir, Simone.   The blood of others. Translated from the French by Roger Senhouse & Yvonne Moyse.  
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Orange cloth. Spine lightly faded, otherwise near fine without dust jacket. First American edition.  $35.00

14095.   De Kay, Ormonde.  N'Heures souris rames; The Coucy Castle manuscript.  
Translated and annotated by Ormonde de Kay. New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Publishers [1980]. Black paper boards. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket. First edition. [48] pp. Forty homophonic French verses that read as English Mother Goose rhymes. Bibliography. Written over four centuries ago and found in 1917 amid the ruins of Coucy Castle.  $25.00

17111. Doolittle, Laura Seymour.   Reflections and memories of L. S. D.  
[n.p.] Privately Printed, 1949. Original red cloth stamped in gold. Fine without printed dust jacket as issued. One of 60 copies printed under the direction of Carl Purington Rollins. Signed by Rollins in the colophon. Copyright by Rollins.  $50.00

17114. Doyle, Arthur Conan.   The land of mist.  
New York, George H. Doran Company [c1926]. Green cloth stamped in black. Cloth worn at the extremities, lightly marked, rear hinge cracked, pencillings erased from the rear free endpaper, second rear endpaper excised. Good. First American edition. Green and Gibson/ A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle A45b  $35.00

17117. Dreiser, Theodore.   Sister Carrie.  
New York, B. W. Dodge & Company, 1907. Original tan cloth lettered in gold on the spine and in red on the front cover. Front free endpaper lacking, covers worn, hinges cracked text shaken. Good only. First edition, second printing (using the plates of the 1900 first edition with a new title~page and added frontispiece). Author's first book.  $35.00

13564. Duncan, Robert. AS TESTIMONY: THE POEM & THE SCENE.
San Francisco, White Rabbit Press [c1964]. Near fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Bertholf A12a. One of 350 copies. $ 50.00

13565. Duncan, Robert. THE TRUTH & LIFE OF MYTH, AN ESSAY IN ESSENTIAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY. New York, House of Books, Ltd., 1968. Fine in original blue cloth, chipped original glassine dust jacket missing piece and with several tears. First edition, lettered copies. Of 326 copies, copy V of 26 lettered copies signed by the author. Below the author's signature there is a white-out, partly legible inscription from "Margie" [Margie Cohn, proprietor of House of Books]. "For / [name erased] / with love / Margie / 1969". Bertholf's Duncan bibliography says the 26 copies were published 9 Jan. 1969, for presentation only. 78 pp. $ 200.00

17123. Eastman, Max.   Journalism versus art.   New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1916. Pale green paper boards lettered in yellow. Gouge on the spine, number stamped at the extreme left corner of the front pastedown, tiny bookseller's label on the rear pastedown, otherwise near fine, largely unopened. First edition. Illustrated by various artists.  $35.00

17124. Eddington, Arthur Stanley.   Science and the unseen world.  
London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd. [1929]. Green cloth lettered in gold. Endpapers and pastedowns darkened, cloth lightly spotted, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. At head of title: Swarthmore Lecture. Review copy with review slip laid in.  $75.00

17128. Emshwiller, Carol.   Carmen Dog, a novel.  
San Francisco, Mercury House, Incorporated [c1990]. Original pink wrappers. Scuff on the front wrapper where a sticker has been removed affecting the last two letters of the word "proof". Otherwise near fine. Uncorrected page proof of the first American edition. Title included in Reginald / Science Fiction.  $25.00

17130. Faulkner, William.   Pylon.  
New York, Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, Inc., 1935. Bookseller's small label on the front free endpaper, lightly slanted, pastedowns darkened, backstrip faded, gold lettering mostly gone, fore~edge spotted, slight wear to extremities. Otherwise very good in rubbed dust jacket with closed tears and a stain at the right edge of the front panel, missing pieces at the head of the spine and small pieces elsewhere. First trade edition. Peter Howard / Serendipity Books Catalogue A17.1c.  $200.00

17131. Faulkner, William.   Requiem for a nun.  
New York, Random House [c1951]. Original quarter black and green cloth, top edge stained. Bookseller's label on the front pastedown, green cloth lightly soiled, otherwise near fine without dust jacket. First trade edition.  $35.00

17138. Fleming, Vivian Minor.   Campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia, including the Jackson Valley Campaign, 1861~1865.  
Richmond, Virginia, The William Bird Press, Inc., Printers and Publishers [1928]. Original gray cloth lettered and decorated in gold. 13 leaves at the end bumped at the lower corner, cloth with a few soil marks, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket. Errata sheet pasted to the front pastedown. Foreword by H. J. Eckenrode. First edition. Two folded maps.  $150.00

17140. Foley, Martha, ed.   The best American short stories 1944 and The yearbook of the American short story. Edited by Martha Foley.  
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1944. Name and 1944 date in ink on the front free endpaper, spine faded, upper corners of two leaves missing pieces, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Includes Saul Bellow ("Notes of a Dangling Man"), Shirley Jackson, Carson McCullers, Vladimir Nabokov, J. F. Powers, and many others.  $25.00

17141. Ford, Ford Madox.   A mirror to France.  
New York, Albert & Charles Boni, Publishers [c1926]. Original pink cloth lettered in green. Bookseller's label on the rear pastedown, corners lightly bumped, cloth unevenly faded, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First American edition. Harvey/ Ford Madox Ford, 1813~1939 A60 note.  $35.00

13586. Ford, Hugh. FOUR LIVES IN PARIS.
With a foreword by Glenway Wescott. Berkeley, North Point Press, 1986. Blue wrappers lightly creased and soiled. Uncorrected page proof. George Antheil, Harold Stearns, Kay Boyle, and Margaret Anderson. $ 20.00

17142. Fosdick, Raymond B.   White Island.   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pears Press [1984]. Quarter cloth and paper boards. Fine in plastic dust jacket. First Pears Press edition. One of 300 copies. Raymond B. Fosdick, a widely published lawyer, writes of White Island, Maine.  $35.00

17457.   Founders Memorial Library.   Celebrating our millionth volume: Poems on various occasions by George Gordon, Lord Byron.  
DeKalb, Illinois, Northern Illinois University, 1980.Orange printed wrappers printed in red and black. Near fine. Unpaginated. First edition. Contributions by Anthony Bliss, Jean A. Major, William R. Monat, and Charles W. Hagelman, Jr. The entire poem is reproduced in facsimile. One of 2500 copies, designed and printed by Allan Kornblum at The Toothpaste Press. The title page drawing by Hilkka Itkonen.  $20.00

11505. Frank, Waldo.   The unwelcome man.  
Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1917. Green cloth. Lightly rubbed at extremities, back hinge cracked, name, place and date on front pastedown, small bookseller's label on rear pastedown. First edition. Author's first book.  $75.00

17147. French, Albert.   Billy.  
[New York] Viking [1993]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. Black author's first book. Signed by the author on the title~page. Blurbs by Claude Brown, Tim O'Brien, David Bradley, Eddy L. Harris, Edward P. Jones, and John Edgar Wideman.  $50.00

17148. Freud, Sigmund.   Beyond the pleasure principle. Authorized translation from the second German edition by C. J. M. Hubback.  
London, Vienna, The International Psycho~Analytical Press, 1922. Original blue cloth, lettered in gold on the spine, the front cover without lettering or decoration. Cloth lightly faded along the top edge of the front cover and spine, shallow knife slit on the front cover, otherwise very good. 90 pp. 22 cm. The International Psycho~Analytical Library, no. 4. First edition in English, American issue (Robert Ballou at the foot of the spine). The first edition in English is Grinstein 128. This issue not described by Grinstein (who gives New York, Boni & Liveright, 1924 as the first American edition). This may be a Grinstein error, since RLIN describes a 1922 Boni & Liveright edition  $100.00

17151. Gardiner, John Rolfe.   Going on like this.  
New York, Atheneum, 1983. Fine in dust jacket. First edition. The author has crossed out his printed name on the title~page and written the following inscription above it: "To Rod and Mary Cox/ with an old admiration / John Gardiner / May 5 / 1983". Long dust jacket blurb by Russell Baker.  $50.00

17461.   Gilbert, W. S.   The "Bab" ballads; much sound and little sense, with illustrations by the author.  
New York, R.H. Russell Publisher, 1901.Gray paper boards stamped in white. Extremities rubbed, backstrip faded. Unopened. Very good. First American edition. 184 pp.  $35.00

17153. Gilliam, E. W.   1791: a tale of San Domingo.  
Baltimore, John Murphy & Co., 1890. Original maroon cloth lettered in gold. Very lightly rubbed at the head and foot of the spine and corners, otherwise a fine copy. First edition. Author's first novel. Wright/ American Fiction 1876~1900, 2172.  $75.00

17463.   Green, Henry.   Living.  
New York, E.P. Dutton, 1929.Green cloth lettered in black on the spine. Wear to the head and tail of spine and corners. Ownership stamp on the front endpaper and back pastedown. First American edition (English sheets). Author's second book.  $75.00

17161. Haggard, H. Rider.   Heart of the world.  
New York, Longmans, Green and Co., 1895. Blue~gray cloth stamped in gold and red. Pastedowns and endpapers discolored, text block lightly cocked, corners lightly bumped, otherwise very good to near fine. First edition (American edition precedes). Title included in Reginald/ Science Fiction. Half~tone frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Sadleir/ XIX Century Fiction 1088  $100.00

17162. Haggard, H. Rider.   Nada the lily.  
New York, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1892. Original red cloth, lettered in gold and decorated in white. Spine faded, corners bumped, stain at the foot of the front cover, otherwise solid, very good. First edition (American edition precedes). Wolff/Nineteethn~Century Fiction 2875 (apparently the English edition). Note in WorldCat states that the publication date was April 30, 1892. 295 pp. 8 pp. of publisher's advertisements  $100.00

17164. Hanley, James.   The Furys, a novel.  
London, Chatto & Windus, 1935. Original red cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Light wear at the head of the spine, bookseller's label on the rear pastedown, corners lightly bumped, otherwise near fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Gibbs/ James Hanley, a Bibliography A13a.  $35.00

17165. Hanley, James.   The ocean.  
New York, William Morrow & Company, 1941. Advance copy of the first American edition (dust jacket of the published book attached to plain wrappers). Text block cocked, rubbed on the joints and edges, stain on the rear panel of the dust jacket, otherwise very good. Stamped on the front endpaper: "Publication date / Aug 20 1941 / Price $2.00". Gibbs/ James Hanley, a Bibliography A24c (this advance form not described).  $75.00

17167. Harland, Henry.   The lady paramount.  
London & New York, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902. Original green cloth lettered and ruled in white. Book~plate of Theodore Marburg, diplomat and politician, on the front pastedown, his name on the half~title, extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise very good. First edition. BAL 7085.  $35.00

17169. Harris, Bernice Kelly.   Folk plays of Eastern Carolina. Edited with an Introduction by Frederick H. Koch. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Farrell.  
Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press [c1940]. Browning of the half~title and title~page from acid migration from the frontispiece, otherwise fine in rubbed and chipped dust jacket with silverfish markings on the rear panel. First edition. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed to Audrey Long / with best wishes and love, / Bernice Kelly Harris". Audrey Long was a movie actress of the 40s and 50s. This is Harris' second book, following her novel Purslane. North Carolina author.  $50.00

17173. Harris, Frank.   Elder Conklin and other stories.  
New York and London, Macmillan and Co., 1894. Original green cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Book~plate on the front pastedown, ink inscription introducing the author to William Edward Howard, whose book~plate is in the book. Extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise near fine. First edition. Author's first book  $75.00

17174. Harris, Frank.   Montes the matador and other stories.  
New York, Mitchell Kennerley, 1910. Original khaki cloth. Bookseller's label on the front pastedown. Near fine. First American edition. Boice/ The Mitchell Kennerley Imprint, a Descriptive Bibliography 1910.13.  $40.00

17176. Harte, Bret.   Condensed novels, second series: new burlesques.  
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company, Cambridge, The Riverside Press, 1902. Original green cloth stamped in gold, jester's wand on the front cover. Green spine lightly faded, upper corners lightly bumped, otherwise near fine. First edition. Includes a parody of Arthur Conan Doyle. Smith/ American Fiction 1901~1925 H~323. BAL 7399  $150.00

17177. Harte, Bret.   The argonauts of North Liberty.  
London, Macmillan Co., 1888. Original dark green cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Cloth on the front cover lightly bubbled, corners bumped, pastedowns and free endpapers foxed, otherwise near fine. Colonial edition. Macmillan's Colonial Library no. 72. The first edition (Houghton Mifflin, 1888) is BAL 7344.  $45.00

12985. Hearn, Lafcadio.   In ghostly Japan.  
Boston, Little, Brown and Company [1890]. Blue cloth. Silverfish marks to the cloth, bookplate on front pastedown, name and date on front endhaper, tape marks on endpapers, frontis-piece lightly foxed, light wear to head and tail of backstrip. Very good. 241 pp.  $25.00

13630. Henderson, Alva. WEST OF WASHINGTON SQUARE, AN OPERA IN TWO ACTS
by Alva Henderson from stories of O. Henry. [San Jose] Opera San Jose, 1988. Fine in printed wrappers. The words for Act I by Alva Henderson, for Act II by Janet Lewis. First edition. Signed by Alva Henderson on the title-page and by Janet Lewis on the separate title-page for Act two. 50 pp. $ 50.00

17489.   Hesse, Hermann.   Gertrude.   London, Peter Owen Vision Press [1960]. Black paper embossed to appear like paper. Spine gold stamped. Slightly cocked, pencilled price on the front pastedown, otherwise fine in very good price-clipped dust jacket with short closed tears. Second impression. Novel of a young composer's disappointing love affair.  $15.00

17466.   Hobbes, John Oliver, pseud.   The Gods, some mortals and Lord Wickenham.  
London, Henry & Co., 1895.Decorated green cloth stamped in blue and gilt. T.e.g. Lightly rubbed at the front joint, slightly cocked, bumped at the head of spine. Very good. First edition. 290 pp. 14 pp. adverts at the end dated April 1895. Wolff 1522. Fifth novel of Pearl Marie-Terese Craigie.  $45.00

17194. Howe, Maud.   The San Rosario Ranch.  
Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1884. Original gray cloth lettered in gold on the spine and in black on the front cover. Corners bumped, joints rubbed, cloth worn at the extremities, not much better than good. First edition. Wright/ American Fiction, 1876~1900 1746. Pseudonym of Maud Elliott. California life and people  $35.00

17195. Howells, William Dean, ed.   Their husbands' wives. Edited by William Dean Howells and Henry Mills Alden.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906. Original green cloth stamped in gold and silver. Particularly bright, near fine. Second edition with a two~page introduction by Howells not in the first edition. Signature [1] altered by the excision of leaf 1. On the stub of the excised leaf is pasted a 4~p. insertion comprising the title leaf and an. introduction by Howells. BAL 9769. Includes "Eve's diary" by Mark Twain (the Twain entry is BAL 3488). Smith/ American Fiction 1901~1925 T~161 (giving VA@ location for the first edition)  $75.00

17505. Hull, Cordell, 1871-1956.  T.l.s. to Phillips Temple on Department of State stationery dated November 27, 1939.  
2 pages. Invitation to participate in a Conference on Inter-American Relations in the field of Books and Libraries. Fine, stapled, folded in thirds, with envelope. Phillips Temple, 1906-1958, was Librarian of Riggs Memorial Library, Georgetown University, from 1937-1955   $25.00

17198. Hume, Fergus.   The bishop's secret.  
Chicago and New York, Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers [c1906]. Original red cloth stamped in gold. Bookseller's stamp on the rear pastedown, gold on the spine darkened, small rubbed patch at the foot of the front cover, otherwise unusually bright, near fine. Second American edition, the first with the original title. Rand McNally published the first American edition in 1900 under the title Bishop Prendle; or, The Bishop's secret. Title included in Hubin/ Crime Fiction  $50.00

17200. Ibsen, Henrik.   John Gabriel Borkman. Translated by William Archer.  
New York, Stone & Kimball, 1897. Original green cloth (The Stone "Green Tree" binding). Uncommonly fresh, rear joint slightly rubbed, otherwise fine. Kramer/ A History of Stone & Kimball 104 (indicating that this is the only title in the "Green Tree Library" with the New York imprint of Stone & Kimball). First American edition of this translation.  $200.00

17201. Ibsen, Henrik.   When we dead awaken, a dramatic epilogue in three acts. Translated by William Archer.  
New York, Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1900. Original green cloth (The Stone "Green Tree" binding). Uncommonly fresh, minor marking on the rear cover, otherwise fine. Kramer/ A History of Stone & Kimball 247. Printed by Lakeside Press, Chicago. First American edition of this translation.  $250.00

13647. In memoriam Herbert Cushing Tolman.
Nashville, Vanderbilt Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 1926. Light wear to extremities, otherwise fine in gilt-stamped green cloth. Issued without dust jacket. First edition. Contains poems by John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate. $ 75.00

13652. James, Henry. GUY DOMVILLE, A PLAY IN THREE ACTS. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1961. Sticker removed from the front pastedown, otherwise fine in fine dust jacket. With comments by Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett. First edition thus. 220 pp. $ 25.00

17203. Isherwood, Christopher.   Lions and shadows, an education in the Twenties.   London, Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1938. Original blue cloth, lettered in darker blue on the spine. Book~plate and book label of thriller writer George Sims on the front pastedown. Endpapers foxed, corners bumped, cloth darkened, rubbed, and lightly soiled, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. The first state of the binding. First edition. Woolmer/ A Checklist of the Hogarth Press 431  $100.00

17206. Jackson, Shirley.   Hangsaman.  
[New York] Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc. [c1951]. Name, place, and date on the front free endpaper, rubbed at the foot of the spine and corners, upper corner bumped, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Author's third book.  $35.00

17208. James, Henry.   In the cage.  
New York, Fox Duffield & Company, 1906. Gray~black cloth stamped in gold. A few light marks, front hinge cracked, otherwise very near fine. First American edition, later impression of the Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1898, first American edition. Edel and Laurence/ A Bibliography of Henry James, A51b note ("Reprinted from original plates by Fox Duffield & Company in 1906").  $50.00

17209. James, Henry.   The awkward age.  
New York and London, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. Original brown cloth lettered in gold on the spine and front and rear covers. Ink name, date (1899), and book~plate on the front pastedown, corners bumped, joints rubbed, light wear at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise very good. Contemporary review tipped to the list of books by Walter Besant at the end of the text. First American edition, first issue (one of 1000 copies). Edel and Laurence/ A Bibliography of Henry James A53b.  $50.00

13654. James, Henry. THE SCENIC ART: NOTES ON ACTING & THE DRAMA 1872-1901.
New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1948. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition. Edel / James, A93. 384 pp. $ 40.00

68556. James, Henry. A small boy and others. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. T.e.g. Spine lightly faded, small spot at head, 1/16" tears at foot of spine, otherwise near fine. First edition, first issue. 419 pp. Frontis-piece portrait of James and his father from a daguerreotype by Matthew Brady. Edel & Laurence, A71a, BAL 10677. Ownership inscription on the front endpaper by two noted American suffragists, "Olive A. Colton / and / Amy Grace Maher / Their Book - / Dec. 1914". Ms Maher (1883-1965), graduate of Smith College, was first chairperson of the Ohio League of Women Voters (1920). Ms Colton (1873-1972) founded the League of Women Voters of Toledo in 1921. Both devoted their lives and resources to women's causes and social reform, especially child labor legislation, workplace rights, unemployment relief, and world peace. $65.00

13655. Jarrell, Randall. JEROME, THE BIOGRAPHY OF A POEM.
New York, Grossman Publishers, 1971. Fine in fine dust jacket. First separate edition. Woodcuts and engravings by Albrecht Dürer. Wright/Jarrell A25. Folio. Jarrell's holograph poem in facsimile. 75 pp. $ 35.00

17210. Jewett, Sarah Orne.   The country of the pointed firs.   New York, Cupples & Leon Company [c1911]. Original green cloth lettered and decorated in gold. A few marks on the spine and back cover, front free endpaper supplied, crack on the inner hinge of the first signature repaired, otherwise fine, bright. BAL 10910. First edition, second printing, blank leaf after advertisements (984 copies in this printing). Cover design by Mrs. Henry Whitman.  $100.00

17212. Johnson, Lionel.   Reviews & critical papers. Edited with an introduction by Robert Shafer.  
New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, 1921. Original blue cloth lettered in black. Cloth lightly soiled with minor wear at the foot of the spine. Very good to near fine. First American edition. Irish author.  $40.00

17213. Johnston, Richard Malcolm.   Dukesborough tales by Philemon Perch, pseud.  
Baltimore, Turnbull Brothers, 1871. Original green cloth, bevelled edges, gold stamping on the spine and front cover. Cloth worn at the extremities, ink inscriptions on the second front endpaper and the title~page, dampstains at the top and bottom edges of the leaves containing pp. 152~200, rear free endpaper. missing, small piece missing from the inner corner of the leaf containing p. 231~32. First edition. BAL: 10955. Earlier versions of some of the tales appeared in the author's first fictional work, Georgia sketches (1864). BAL notes copies at the American Antiquarian Society and the Boston Athenaeum  $300.00

17214. Jones, Charles C.   Negro myths from the Georgia Coast told in the vernacular.  
Columbia, S.C., The State Company, 1925. Original maroon cloth lettered in gold. Endpapers and pastedowns darkened, residue on the pastedowns from removed protective wrapper, otherwise bright, near fine, without dust jacket. Second edition (the book was first published in 1888).  $100.00

17215. Joyce, James.   Stephen Hero, a part of the first draft of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Edited from the manuscript in the Harvard College Library by Theodore Spencer.  
[New York] New Directions [c1944]. Pencilled inscription erased from the front free endpaper, corners bumped and repaired, head of backstrip worn and faded, otherwise very good, front and rear panels of the dust jacket laid in. First American edition. Slocum and Cahoon/ A Bibliography of James Joyce 52.  $35.00

17216. Kafka, Franz.   The great wall of China: stories and reflections. Translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir.  
New York, Schocken Books [c1946]. Elizabeth Mongan's copy with her signature on the front free endpaper. Endpapers and pastedowns darkened, otherwise fine in darkened fragile, brittle dust jacket missing pieces at the head of the spine and upper edge of the front panel and with closed tears. First American edition.  $75.00

13681. Kuh, Katharine. LÉGER.
Urbana, The University of Illinois Press, 1953. Fine in dust jacket chipped along the top and bottom edge with closed tears. First edition. $ 35.00

17225. Lachmann, Vera.   Golden dances / The light in the glass.   Amsterdam, Castrvm Peregrini Presse, 1969. Original white cloth. Upper front cover bumped, otherwise fine in acetate dust jacket missing a small piece at the foot of the rear flap fold. First edition. Parallel text in German and English. The English prose versions prepared in collaboration with the poet by Spender Holst. One of 800 copies. The author lived 1904~1985  $75.00

13686. Larkin, Philip. ALL WHAT JAZZ, A RECORD DIARY 1961-68
. London, Faber and Faber [1970]. Top edge lightly spotted, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket. First edition. Bloomfield/Philip Larkin, a bibliography 1933-1976 A8a. $ 125.00

17229. Lawrence, D. H.   Kangaroo.   New York, Thomas Seltzer, 1923. Original blue cloth lettered in gold. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, free endpapers darkened, otherwise solid, better than very good, without dust jacket. First American edition. Roberts/ A Bibliography of D. H. Lawrence A26. "[T]he American edition may have been published first, but both the English and the American editions are important because their texts differ radically".  $60.00

13689. Leavitt & Peirce. 75 AROMATIC YEARS OF LEAVITT & PEIRCE IN THE RECOLLECTIONS OF 31 HARVARD MEN.
Cambridge, Leavitt & Peirce, 1958. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition, wrappered. Includes John Updike. $ 45.00

17231. Leblanc, Maurice.   The blonde lady: being a record of the duel of wits between Arsene Lupin and the English detective. Translated By Alexander Teixeira de Mattos.   New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910. Original brownish red cloth lettered in white, paper cover illustration on the front cover. Rubbed at the head and foot of the spine, front joint, and corners, corners bumped, white lettering almost entirely flaked away, cover illustration rubbed, hinges partially cracked, otherwise very. good. First American edition, the first under this title. In England in 1909 as "Arsene Lupin versus Holmlock Shears". Title included in Hubin/ Crime Fiction.  $50.00

13693. Léger, Alexis. ON POETRY, SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE UPON THE AWARD OF THE NOBEL PRIZE.
[New York, Bollingen Foundation, c1961]. Upper right corner bumped, otherwise fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Translated by W. H. Auden. One of 2,500 copies. Bollingen Foundation compliments slip laid in. Bloomfield/Mendelson B77. $ 40.00

17499. Leslie, Shane, 1885-1971.  A.l.s. to Phillips Temple on Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana stationery dated March 24, 1953.   1 page. Expressing pleasure in his visit to Georgetown and thanking Temple for sending a typescript account of Norman Douglas, suggesting that Temple write "a biography on the lines of AJA Symons writing the "Quest of Corvo" and continuing, "The late Victorians crazed with decadence were often more interesting in their lives than in their books." Fine, folded in four. Leslie was an Irish-born diplomat and writer, and first cousin to Winston Churchill.  $45.00

13696. Lessing, Doris. PHOTOGRAPH BY JILL KREMENTZ.
[c1978]. Fine. Pencilled publisher's information at the foot of the photograph: 5/22/78. Photograph sent out in connection with Knopf's publication of Lessing's Stories. "This photograph may be used, reproduced or televised only in connection with the review and promotion of Stories". $ 25.00

13699. Lewis, Janet. THE WIFE OF MARTIN GUERRE, AN OPERA IN THREE ACTS. Denver, Alan Swallow [c1958]. Fine in dust jacket. Revised edition. Only the libretto by Janet Lewis is printed here. The music for the opera was written by William Bergsma. 67 pp. $ 75.00

17240. Lewis, Sinclair.   Main Street, the story of Carol Kennicott.   New York, Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920. Original red cloth lettered in black. Australian bookseller's label on the front pastedown, name and 1921 date on the front free endpaper, edges foxed, free endpapers darkened, otherwise fine, unfaded, bright, without dust jacket. First edition, Australian issue. First state sheets in binding as described with "Whitcombe & Tombs / Limited" at the foot of the spine. The first edition is Smith/ American Fiction 1910~1925 L~266  $300.00

17241. Lewis, Wyndham.   Snooty Baronet.  
London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney, Cassell and Company, Ltd. [1932]. Original orange cloth lettered in gold on the spine. Text block cocked, cloth lightly marked, rubbing on the joints, head and foot of the spine, and corners, otherwise very good without dust jacket. First edition, first binding. Morrow & Lafourcade/ A Bibliography of the Writings of Wyndham Lewis A18.  $50.00

17243. Liberman, M. M.   Maggot and worm and eight other stories.  
West Branch, Iowa, The Cummington Press, 1969. Tan cloth, printed label on spine. Cloth slightly soiled. Illustrated by Byron Burford. One of 300 numbered copies.  $35.00

17470.   Liberman, M. M.   Maggot and worm and eight other stories. Illustrated by Byron Burford.  
West Branch, Iowa, The Cummington Press, 1969.Cream cloth with black paper spine label. Fine, with Japanese paper dust jacket. 119 pp. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies printed on Rives paper by Harry Duncan and David Pollen from Cloister Old Style and Joanna Italic types.  $45.00

13701. Library of Congress. THE PUBLICATION OF POETRY AND FICTION: A CONFERENCE HELD AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, OCTOBER 20 AND 21, 1975.
Washington, Library of Congress, 1977. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. $ 25.00

13702. Lincoln, Abraham. LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS IN TRANSLATION. Compiled by Roy P. Basler. Washington, Library of Congress, 1972. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition. Includes Vladimir Nabokov's translation of the Address. Juliar / Vladimir Nabokov B31.1. $ 25.00

17246. London, Jack.   Smoke Bellew.   New York, The Century Co., 1912. Original blue~gray cloth lettered in black with landscape decoration. Hinges strengthened, pastedowns, free endpapers, title~page and frontispiece foxed, cloth lightly rubbed, otherwise very nice, the covers bright. First edition. "Published, October, 1912" on copyright page. Binding design by Decorative Designers  $100.00

17247. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.   The Spanish student. A play, in three acts.  
Cambridge, Published by John Owen, 1843. Rebound in parchment over boards, leather label on the spine. New endpapers. Front hinge cracked, otherwise fine. First edition. BAL 12071.  $750.00

14041. Lowell, Robert. Benito Cereno.
Program for the British premiere of Benito Cereno directed by Jonathan Miller. [London] The Mermaid Theatre [1967]. Printed wrappers. Fine. Theatre program. $25.00

14032. Lowell, Robert. Benito Cereno. Milano, All'Insegna del Pesce d'Oro, 1969. Fine in printed wrappers. First edition of this translation. One of 1,500 numbered copies. Versione italiana, introduzione e note di Rolando Anzilotti. $30.00

17252. Lyon, Harris Merton.   Sardonics: sixteen sketches.   New York, Metropolitan Syndicate, Inc. [1908]. Original green cloth lettered in red. Inscription on the front free endpaper: "Robert W. Jones, / Jan. 1. 1909 / Presented by the Author, / who did not sign his name herein~~durn him.". Clipping from newspaper review of the book pasted to the rear pastedown, cloth snagged at the foot of the backstrip, light wear to corners, otherwise a bright, attractive copy. First edition. First issue with integral title leaf, imprint as above. Author's first book. Rare. Smith/ American Fiction, 1901~1925 L~615. Locke/ A Spectrum of Fantasy, v. 2.  $1000.00

17254. MacIntyre, Tom.   The harper's turn. With an introduction by Seamus Heaney.  
[Dublin] Gallery Books [1982]. Fine in dust jacket over plain white wrappers. First edition, wrappered. Short stories. Irish author.  $50.00

17259. Maran, Rene.   Batouala.  
New York, Thomas Seltzer, 1922. Original green cloth lettered in gold. Fine, without dust jacket. First American edition. Winner of the Prix Goncourt. Black interest. Blockson/ A Commented Bibliography 61, "A pioneering work that instituted the modern school of Negritude"  $50.00

17473.   Master Peter Patelan: a fifteenth century French Farce. Translated by Kate Franks.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, 1975.Quarter terra-cotta cloth with striped paper boards and paper label on the spine. Slightly dusty. Glue stains from the poorly applied label on the spine. First edition. [88] pp. One 225 copies. Printed in Joanna type on Ragston paper. The title-page illustration is hand colored in gray. AIGA Fifty Books of the Year Award, 1975. Top Honor Award, Chicago Book Clinic, 1975. Art Directors Club of New York selection. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 61.  $100.00

17266. Meiring, Desmond.   The brinkman.  
[London] Hodder and Stoughton [1964]. Fine in dust jacket. First edition, preceding the American. Vietnam War literature.  $100.00

17501. Meltzer, David. 3 t.l.s. to Henry Wenning, bookseller, from Bolinas CA 1971-1973.
.1 page t.l.s. Brown paper, undated, to "Dear Henry" about family life and asking what to do with manuscript material having to do with the "SF Poets book". Fine with envelope dasted Nov 12, 1971. 1 page t.l.s. Yellow paper, undated, to "Dear Henry", reporting on his move to Seattle to be poet-in-residence for the Washington State Art Commission, his recent reading, recent publications, living in Creeley's house, family development, and recent poetry. Fine, folded in six with envelope dated Jul 29 1972. 1 page t.l.s. undated to "Dear Henry", commenting on Christina Stead, "The Man Who Loved Children is, in my scrubby opinion, an absolute masterpiece, in many ways the Great American Novel, or, at least, the Great American Middle Class Family novel, or at least the great try at the broken Dream." He asks about detective fiction, comments on novels and talks about his novel ..."It's not really a novel like the above-mentioned books -- I can not feel comfortable in that form, it doesnt work for me. What I'm doing is more of adead sea scroll." Fine, folded in six with envelope date 11 Jan 1973.   $300.00

17269. Millhauser, Steven.   Portrait of a romantic.  
London and Henley, Routledge & Kegan Paul [1978]. Fine in lightly rubbed, price~clipped dust jacket with faded spine. First English edition.  $50.00

13738. Milne, A. A. WURZEL-FLUMMERY, A COMEDY IN ONE ACT.
London, Samuel French Limited [c1922]. Ink number on the front wrapper, otherwise very good in printed wrappers. French's Acting Edition. $ 15.00

17273. Moore, Brian.   The feast of Lupercal.   Boston, Toronto, Little, Brown and Company [c1957]. Fine in lightly rubbed and soiled bright dust jacket with several short closed tears. First edition (American edition precedes). Canadian author.  $150.00

17274. Moore, George.   Memoirs of my dead life.  
New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1907. Original blue cloth lettered in white. Slightly cocked, corners lightly bumped, otherwise bright, near fine. First American edition. A Connolly 100 title. Gilcher/ A Bibliography of George Moore A29 2a. "'Apologia pro Scriptis Meis,' found in no other edition, is new and is GM's commentary on the expurgations made in this edition by Appleton in 'The Lovers of Orelay' and 'In the Luxembourg Gardens.'". "In addition to these bowdlerizations, the text differs somewhat from that of the first edition...and is an earlier state, having been set from proof pages of the Heinemann edition before GM made last~minute alterations"  $75.00

17277. Morley, Christopher.   The powder of sympathy. Illustrated by Walter Jack Duncan.  
Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923. Original quarter dark orange cloth and lighter orange paper boards, green printed label on the front cover. Tiny bookseller's name embossed on the upper corner of the front free endpaper. Corners lightly bumped, otherwise fine, without dust jacket. First edition. Lee/ A Bibliography of Christopher Morley 35.  $25.00

17474.   Morris, William.   Socialist diary. Edited by Florence S. Boos.  
Iowa City, The Windhover Press, 1981.Black cloth over spine and rear board with light blue paper over front board, with paper label along the spine. Fine. First edition. [38] pp. Of an edition of 400 copies, one of 200 copies by The Windhover Press. The other 200 for the William Morris Society in England were never bound or issued. Printed in Dante and Bembo Titling on Windhover paper in black and red. Berger/ Printing and the Mind of Merker 76.  $125.00

17279. Mundy, Talbot.   Om, the secret of Ahbor Valley.  
Indianapolis, The Bobbs~Merrill Company, Publishers [c1924]. Original green cloth lettered in darker green. Ink inscription on the front free endpaper, corners bumped, cloth lightly chipped at the head and foot of the spine, otherwise very good, without dust jacket. First edition. Title included in Reginald/ Science Fiction and Bleiler/ The Guide to Supernatural Fiction. Smith/ American Fiction, 1901~1925 M~1134.  $35.00

17282.   My tussle with the devil and other stories by O. Henry's Ghost, pseud.  
New York, I. M. Y. Company, 1918. Original blue cloth lettered in gold. Mark on the bottom edge, extremities lightly rubbed, otherwise bright, near fine without dust jacket. First edition. BAL, v. 7, p. 167 (in the William Sidney Porter section). BAL notes that the name "Parma" which appears at the end of the introductory The Barrage Fire, is the pseudonym for Albert Houghton Pratt. Smith/ American Fiction, 1901~1925 H~510. Bleiler/ The Checklist of Science~Fiction and Supernatural Fiction, p. 150  $50.00

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