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THIS IS THE TOWN

By: Bellah, James Warner

Price: $124.95

Publisher: New York, Appleton: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39061

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper with a 1 1/2" closed tear at bottom edge & a bit of wear at head of spine. Happy Shannon goes to New York City and is partakes of the glamorous night life. The author James W. Bellah was an aviator in both World War I and World War II. Several of his stories were made into films by John Ford. Some of these include Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Furthermore, he wrote screenplays for Ford including The Man Who Shot... View more info

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THE TIME OF FRIENDSHIP

By: Bowles, Paul

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38829

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Clean and tight in original white and red cloth binding in nice dustjacket. Bowles first short story collection after THE DELICATE PREY (1950). The preoccupations which have marked his fiction - the illuminations and deceit of friendship, the shifting line between illusion and reality, the energies of youth and the sadnesses of age, the transformations in the psyche induced by kif smoking - are all present with a force and vision which, at times, brings the reader to his... View more info

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PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WITH 26 HORSES

By: Eastlake, William

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41456

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


221 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. "The Bronc People makes definite the arrival on the scene of a new, hard, dry, tender, very contemporary talent ... A host of elements gives us sufficient notice that an important writer is among us. Welcome to William Eastlake. -- Herbert Gold in The Nation. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a chara... View more info

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DEAD CERT [ Autographed First Edition ]

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $2,499.95

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39515

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; AUTOGRAPHED on titlepage "Hi, XXXX, Dick Francis." The true First Edition (published in London) of Dick Francis' first thriller in what became a landmark series of horse racing mysteries. Burgundy cloth binding in pictorial dust wrapper. Binding has a very slightly lean, corners sharp, light offsetting to free endpapers where exposed beyond dustwrapper flaps (as usual), a very few faint spots of foxing to preliminary leaves, (the half title leaf and th... View more info

FLYING FINISH

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41508

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1966 FIRST EDITION - London, Michael Joseph. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with some wear at head of spine. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

THE RACING MAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK

By: Francis, Dick ; & John Welcome , (Editor)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40187

ISBN: 0571087981

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


1969 First Edition edited by DICK FRANCIS with several contributions by him. An informative, entertaining and light-hearted anthology. Includes lively accounts of great racing personalities - jockeys, owners, punters and, of course, horses- of great races and unforgettable episodes, of kings and crooks and champions. Contributors include John Hislop, Gordon Richards, Fred Winter, Sidney Galtrey, Ivor Herbert, Dick Francis, F. Fox Eric Rickman, Siegfried Sassoon and othe... View more info

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SIX FEET OF THE COUNTRY

By: Gordimer, Nadine

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38823

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Small square of offsetting from bookseller tag on front endpaper, else near fine in dustjacket. Nadine Gordimer's superb reputation was further strangthened by this collection of 15 stories. They are for the most part set in South Africa and display penetrating intelligence and deep understanding of individuals and their relationships which she dramatizes with brilliance and sensitivity. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It... View more info

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OCCUPATION: WRITER

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38821

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

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OATH OF DEVOTION

By: Isaacs, Julius ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $24.95

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

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38836

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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

COLLECTED POEMS 1929 to 1933

By: Lewis, C. Day ; [ SIGNED, Limited ]

Price: $149.95

Publisher: London, Hogarth Press: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39075

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Autograph; 156 pages; Signed on the ffep by C. Day Lewis. Clean and secure in original binding in very nice dustjacket. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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AMERICA WAS PROMISES

By: MacLeish, Archibald

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38824

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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

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A FLAG ON THE ISLAND

By: Naipaul, V. S

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1967

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 38827

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


1967 First US Edition. Nobel Prize-winning author V. S. Naipaul draws upon his unique social and geographic background to create eleven stories, each a commentary on one of the three worlds with which he is so intimately familiar: England, the West Indies, and India. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

DISSOLUTION

By: Sansom, C. J.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40218

ISBN: 0670032034

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


400 pages; Clean and tight, unmarked, appears unread. The first in the fabulous series of Matthew Shardlake Tudor mysteries. Riveting, historically accurate, delightful reading. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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THE KING WHO WAS A KING [ First Edition w/ DJ ]

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39045

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


254 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding in very nice dustjacket. An excellent example of this fascinating Wells' title with a striking dust wrapper (incorporating sprockets, like film stock) designed by the documentary filmaker Paul Rotha. Wells wrote this film scenario as an effort to spread his ideas for a world state to the cinema audience. When he was unable to find a benefactor to produce the film, he converted it into this novel. The central iss... View more info

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THE PROOF - SONGS OF TODAY SERIES 1930

By: Winters, Yvor

Price: $149.95

Publisher: NY, Coward Mccann: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39043

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original binding of patterned boards in excellent matching dustjacket. A very nice example of this scarce first edition with a tiny label from The Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge at base of ffep. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info