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Vanity Row

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1952

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12384

Condition: Fine


First Edition/First Printing 1952. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine unclipped ($3.00) dustjacket. Minor age toning with a tiny bit of fading to the front free endpaper only--may even be an unread copy. The fragile dustjacket is rare in this condition--a couple of tiny chips to the spine and a couple closed end tears--but bright and unfaded. Burnett is the author of "The Asphalt Jungle" and "Little Men, Big World" and this title is part of the three togeth... View more info

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Little Men, Big World (First Printing)

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1951

Seller ID: cfe12385

Condition: Fine


First Edition/First Printing 1951. A fine copy in a near fine and unclipped ($3.00) dustjacket. A tight and square copy--unmarked throughout with only very minor age toning. The dustjacket has minor chips and shelfwear rubbing---but rare to find in this condition. Part of the author's trilogy covering crime in the big city---starting with "The Asphalt Jungle". Very collectable condition. View more info

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Little Caesar

By: Burnett, W. R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1929

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12431

Condition: Very Good


First Printing 1929. A handsome copy in blue cloth with yellow lettering to front board and spine. Stamp to front board. Splendid very good condition without the very rare dustjacket. One very small pencil end size bump to the edge of the front board. Corners only slightly bumped. Tight square and clean copy with only light age toning---mostly to the spine. Slight loosening to the cloth spine. Overall a nice copy of one of Burnett's best works. View more info

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The Goodhues of Sinking Creek

By: W. R. Burnett

Price: $160.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe12595

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1934--although previously published in Scribner's Magazine in 1931. A fine copy in a near fine unclipped dustjacket. From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone. This copy is slightly age toned at the extremities--but still fine. The dustjacket is lightly chipped at the heel of the spine and a little rubbed on the back cover--but otherwise would also be fine. Woodcuts by J. J. Lankes--patterned after the copies of Robert Frost publications of ... View more info

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The Giant Swing (Signed 1st Edition)

By: W. R. Burnett

Price: $100.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe16552

Condition: Very Good


From the collection of Steinbeck Bibliographers Adrian Homer Goldstone and M. B. Goldstone--A very good copy without the elusive dustjacket. This copy is signed by boldly by Burnett on the title page without any dates or inscriptions. The beige cloth is moderately soiled--mostly at the extremities. There is dustiness to the page edges all around. Tight spine and mostly clean interior. There is a "Property Of" inscription to the front free endpaper. Very scarce signed. View more info

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Romelle (Signed 1st Edition)

By: W. R. Burnett

Price: $100.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Knopf-Borzoi: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe16551

Condition: Very Good


From the collection of Seattle area Architect and prolific book collector--a very good copy --without the dustjacket. This copy is signed by Burnett on the front free endpaper--signature without any inscriptions or date. A tight copy with a clean interior. The lettering and the decorations on the spine are about half faded from toning--and there is some dustiness to the outside page edges--otherwise a very good copy--with the quite scarce signature. Stated first edition ... View more info

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Vanity Row (Signed & Dated)

By: W. R. Burnett

Price: $195.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Knopf: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: "Feb 26. 53"

Seller ID: cfe16550

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition/First Printing 1952. From the collection of Seattle Architect and prolific book collector Donald Olsen--Signed by Burnett on the front free endpaper and dated "Feb. 26, 53". A near-fine copy in a very good unclipped ($3.00) dustjacket. Minor age toning with some dustiness to the outside page edges. The fragile dustjacket is rare in this condition--a couple of tiny chips to the spine and a couple small closed end tears--a bit of rubbing but bright and unfade... View more info

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The Goodhues of Sinking Creek (Signed 1st Illustrated Printing)

By: W. R. Burnett

Price: $175.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers: 1934

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12595

Condition: Near Fine


First Printing 1934--although previously first published in Scribner's Magazine in 1931. A near-fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. From the recently auctioned collection of M.B. Goldstone--bibliographer to Steinbeck. This copy has Burnett's signature to the front endpaper--without any further inscription. A clean and tight copy with some slight edgewear to a couple tips. Beautiful wood cut illustrations by J. J. Lankes--similar to the same as found on Robert ... View more info