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Clarissa. Or, the History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. In Eight Volumes., Richardson, Samuel
81 Richardson, Samuel Clarissa. Or, the History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. In Eight Volumes.
London Printed for S. Richardson 1759 Fourth Edition Hardcover 
xi, 328pp; 351pp; 352pp; 383pp; 358pp; 432pp; 437pp; 308pp. Contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands, brown and black morocco labels lettered in gold, gold decorations. This edition includes new material and text that was left out in previous editions. Initials on front free endpapers, some wear to extremities, a few spots to boards, spines expertly rebacked. A very good set. ; 12mo 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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82 Robinson, Marilynne Housekeeping.
New York Farrar Straus Giroux 1981 First Edition Printed wrappers Signed by Author
Original wrappers. Uncorrected proof. Review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Signed by Robinson on the title page. "Jan 14, 80" in pen on the front cover (the wrong date, since on the slip it was corrected to January 14, 1981). A hint of edge wear else a near fine copy. The author's first book. Winner of the 1982 PEN/Hemingway Award for best novel. Uncommon.; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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83 Rundell, Wyatt Jazz Band.
New York Greenberg Publisher 1935 First Edition Hardcover 
246pp. Green cloth stamped in darker green on the spine panel. Previous owner's blindstamp, date and number on the front free endpaper, light toning to spine panel. A very good+ copy in very good- dustjacket with several chips along the edges. A scarce big band novel. ; Octavo 
Price: 250.00 USD
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The Works., Ruskin, John
84 Ruskin, John The Works.
Chicago and New York Belford, Clarke & Company Hardcover 
In twenty-four volumes. Brown half calf over marbled boards, spines decorated in gold and with black leather labels lettered in gold. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. With illustrations. Spines uniformly faded, previous owner's stamps on flyleaves and titles, light wear and minor scuffs to the edges. A near fine set. ; Octavo 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Franny and Zooey., Salinger, J. D.
85 Salinger, J. D. Franny and Zooey.
Boston Little, Brown and Company 1961 First Edition Hardcover 
201pp. Light blue cloth stamped in gold on the spine panel. Light wear to spine ends else a clean, fine copy in about fine dustjacket with mild wear to spine and a small crease to rear panel. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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86 Smith, Clark Ashton The Fugitive Poems: Second Series.
Xiccarph Edition 1974 First Edition Hardcover 
1974-77. Original printed wrappers. Titles as follows: 1) The Titans in Tartarus; limited to 320 copies. 2) A Song from Hell; limited to 296 copies. 3) The Potion of Dreams; limited to 292 copies. 4) The Fanes of Dawn; limited to 303 copies. 5) Seer of the Cycles; limited to 325 copies. 6) The Burden of the Suns; limited to 295 copies. A gorgeous set in fine condition with matching numbers. In the publisher's quarter morocco and cloth clamshell case made for subscribers and also includes the original envelopes for each volume.; Octavo 
Price: 850.00 USD
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87 Smith, Clark Ashton The Hill of Dionysus: A Selection.
Pacific Grove 1962 First Edition Hardcover 
One of 100 half-cloth copies. vii, 48pp. Cloth backed boards. Barely a hint of foxing to the top edge else a fine copy.; Octavo 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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88 Smith, Clark Ashton The Star-Treader and Other Poems.
San Francisco A. M. Robertson 1912 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
99pp. Boards. Signed by Smith on the dedication page. Photograph of the author by Bianca Conti affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Mild spine slant, a touch of toning to lower edges. A near fine copy in very good+ dustjacket with two small chips and a closed tear. The author's first book. Sidney-Fryer, Emperor of Dreams: A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, p. 127. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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89 Stendhal Le Chasseur Vert.
Paris Editions Orion 1929 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Laboureur, Jean Emile 
One of 300 numbered copies. Silver cloth, brown leather label on the spine. With seven etchings by Jean Emile Laboureur. Toning to spine panel, bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Near fine. Text in French. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Body-Snatcher., Stevenson, Robert Louis
90 Stevenson, Robert Louis The Body-Snatcher.
New York The Merriam Company 1895 First Edition Hardcover 
61pp + 3pp of publisher's advertisements. Violet decorated cloth stamped in dark purple on the front and the spine. Contemporary dedication on the front free endpaper, corner of last advertisement leaf torn, spine panel darkened. Still a bright, near fine copy. ; Small octavo 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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Black Orchids: A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery., Stout, Rex
91 Stout, Rex Black Orchids: A Nero Wolfe Double Mystery.
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1942 First Edition Hardcover 
271pp. Brown cloth stamped in black on the front and the spine. A bright and clean near fine copy with two long, closed tears (one to contents page and one to page 3) in near fine dustjacket with very mild wear to the spine panel and the upper edge of the front panel and a tiny, closed tear to the upper edge of the rear panel. ; Octavo 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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92 Stowe, Harriet Beecher Novels and Stories. Complete Nine Volume Set. University Edition.
New York Sully and Kleinteich (1899) Hardcover 
Original brown cloth lettered in gold on the spines. Frontispieces. Bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, two volumes show wear to the head of the spine. A very good+ set. ; Octavo 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Frontenac: A Poem of the Iroquois., Street, Alfred B.
93 Street, Alfred B. Frontenac: A Poem of the Iroquois.
Albany, NY Joel Munsell 1866 First Edition Hardcover 
Large paper edition. xiv, 324pp. Special publisher's binding. Full dark red morocco elaborately decorated in gold on the covers, spine with raised bands, gold decorations and lettering. With gift inscription by H. Van Rensselaer dated 1871 on the front free endpaper. A few scuffs to leather, spine panel slightly toned. Internally very clean. A neat, very good+ copy. ; Quarto 
Price: 450.00 USD
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A Chance in a Million, Styron, William
94 Styron, William A Chance in a Million
Press de la Warr 1993 First Edition Printed wrappers Signed by Author
Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. Signed by William Styron on the limitation page. Mild wear to upper edge else a fine copy.; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 50.00 USD
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As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief, Styron, William
95 Styron, William As He Lay Dead, a Bitter Grief
New York Albondocani Press 1981 First Edition Printed wrappers Signed by Author
Edition limited to 26 lettered copies. Signed by William Styron on the limitation page. A fine copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 700.00 USD
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Blankenship, Styron, William
96 Styron, William Blankenship
Press de la Warr 1988 Limited Edition Printed wrappers Signed by Author
Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. Signed by William Styron on the limitation page. A fine copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Inheritance of Night, Styron, William
97 Styron, William Inheritance of Night
Durham, NC Duke University Press 1993 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Edition limited to 26 lettered copies. Red cloth stamped in black and gold on the cover and the spine. A fine copy in slipcase. Signed by William Styron on the limitation page. Early drafts of Lie Down in Darkness with a preface by the author and an introduction by James L. W. West III. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Shadrach, Styron, William
98 Styron, William Shadrach
Los Angeles Sylvester & Orphanos 1979 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Edition limited to 300 numbered copies. A fine copy. Signed by Styron on the limitation page. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Godfrey of Boulogne: or, The Recoverie of Jerusalem. Done into English Heroicall Verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And Now the Second Time Imprinted, and Dedicated to His Highnesse: Together with the Life of the Said Godfrey., Tasso, Torquato
99 Tasso, Torquato Godfrey of Boulogne: or, The Recoverie of Jerusalem. Done into English Heroicall Verse, by Edward Fairefax Gent. And Now the Second Time Imprinted, and Dedicated to His Highnesse: Together with the Life of the Said Godfrey.
London Printed by John Bill 1624 Second Edition Hardcover 
Second edition after the one from 1600. [24], 392pp. Contemporary full marbled calf, spine with five raised bands and red leather label lettered in gold. Engraved title, head-pieces and initials. With the bookplate of Fletcher Battershall on the front pastedown endpaper. Spine ends and corners well worn, previous owner's name on front and rear pastedowns and front free endpaper, old repairs to hinges and verso of title, old dampstain partially affecting the lower edge, some scattered soiling and foxing to text block. The label on the spine appears recently done. This copy was bound without the portrait. "Cette traduction est la meilleure qu'on ait jamais faite de ce počte dans une langue quelconque." (The best translation ever made of this poet in any language.) Graesse VI.35.; Folio 
Price: 1350.00 USD
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100 Terentius Afer, Publius Publii Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri Comoediae sex. (Signed by Thomas Gray).
Londini Ex Officina Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1713 Hardcover 
[24], 276pp + index. Contemporary full calf, red morocco label lettered in gold on the spine. Engraved frontispiece and title vignette. This copy came from the library of noted poet Thomas Gray and bears his signature on the title page. Short inscription describing the signature on the front pastedown endpaper, wear to extremities. A very good copy. ; 24mo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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