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The Time Of The Hero (Signed 1st Printing)

By: Llosa, Mario Vargas

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: cfe14416

Condition: Near Fine


A first print copy in near fine condition in a near fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Llosa on the title page--just his signature. A clean and tight copy with just a bit of overall age toning and a small darkened area to the front edge--or would be fine--no interior marking. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped with a small crease to the back panel and just a small amount of shelfwear rubbing--now protected in an archival acrylic acetate covering. The... View more info

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Milton's Works

By: Milton, John

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, John Sharpe: 1816

Seller ID: cfe12530

Condition: Very Good


John Sharpe--London 1816. Inclusive Vol. I & II. Full Calf boards with gilt lettering and decorations to the spine and gilt edge outline to the front and rear boards. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Frontispiece with ink illustrations--vol I of the blind Milton composing Paradise Lost to his daughters and Vol. II of Milton found sleeping by an Italian Lady. Original onionskin covering illustrations. Numerous other ink illustrations from engravings throughout by Richard... View more info

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A Rage To Live

By: O'Hara, John

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1949

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13170

Condition: Very Good


From the recent auction of the Donald S. Olsen collection--with the auction tag tipped in. A handsome copy that originally belonged to fellow author Donald Ogden Stewart--with Stewart's signature and address in Santa Monica on the front free endpaper--along with his notes as to date of purchase and date of reading. Stewart was friends with Hemingway and was the model for character Bill Gorton in "The Sun Also Rises". Stewart was more successful as a screenwriter--with su... View more info

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Ship Of Fools (Signed First Printing)

By: Porter, Katherine Anne

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12469

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1962. A handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page---flatsigned only. Light toning to the gold cloth boards and text block only--otherwise tight, square and unmarked. The dustjacket is price clipped and has minor edgewear, one small chip to the upper front cover and at spine. Otherwise a bright and unfaded dustjacket. Made into a Stanley Kramer movie, "Ship Of Fools" is Porter's crowning a... View more info

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The Feast of All Saints (Signed First Print)

By: Rice, Anne

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1980

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12338

ISBN: 0671247557


First Edition/First Printing 1980. A handsome copy of the author's second book. A near fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the front free endpaper--flatsigned only. The book itself is in fine condition except that there is a remainder mark at the bottom page block. The dustjacket is mildly rubbed--however no tears or chips. A collectable copy. View more info

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Servant of The Bones (Signed Mint Copy)

By: Rice, Anne

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Knopf: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12498

ISBN: 0679433015

Condition: As New


First print with complete number line. Signed in gold metallic on the title page by the author. Fine in a fine and unclipped dustjacket--protected in a mylar plastic jacket cover. Mint condition--as new from top to bottom. View more info

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Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour an Introduction

By: Salinger J. D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 1959

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe12887

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition--Third State--with the dedication page just before the first title page. A collectable near fine copy in a very good unclipped dustjacket. Grey cloth boards--gilt lettering to the spine lightly faded. Otherwise a clean and unmarked copy. The dustjacket has light edgewear and small chips at the head and heel of the spine--very very light. From the Donald S. Olsen collection of Modern Firsts. Protected in Mylar acetate covering. View more info

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The Lovely Bones

By: Sebold, Alice

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co.: 2002

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12687

ISBN: 0316666343

Condition: Fine


A stunning copy in fine condition in an unclipped and fine dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page---signature only. Later printing. Protected in a mylar jacket cover. No soiling or fading--no marks whatsover--a very collectable copy. Basis for great movie. Doubt you will find a nicer copy. View more info

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The Return Of Lanny Budd

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1953

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: cfe13003

Condition: Fine


First Printing--April 1953. From the Donald S. Olson collection. A handsome and fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket with a price of $4.00. Light age toning to book and dustjacket only--a couple of specks of edgewear to the dustjacket--otherwise fine. Sturdy and clean with a solid spine. Solid red topstain. Uncommon in this condition. After WWII--Lanny Budd comes out of retirement to hunt Nazi counterfeiters behind the Iron Curtain. Protected in a Brodart jacket ... View more info

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All The Little Live Things (1st Printing)

By: Stegner, Wallace

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: cfe13243

Condition: Near Fine


From the recently auctioned collection of Donald S. Olson--a very nice collectable copy in near fine condition in a very good plus dustjacket. Clean and tight copy with an unfaded yellow top stain. Just a touch of overall light uniform age toning. The dustjacket is unclipped and has just very minor shallow chipping to the head and heel of the spine and a small amount of toning to the panels. Overall a nice copy. Stegner is one of the masters of American literature, both ... View more info

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The Red Pony

By: STEINBECK, JOHN

Price: $155.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, VIKING: 1945

Seller ID: cfe10249

Condition: As New


First Edition/First Printing 1945. Steinbeck's wonderful story of the 1940's published in a wonderfully decorated book in flawless condition with matching slipcase. Pastedowns and endpapers wonderfully illustrated by a Wesley Dennis watercolor. This copy is absolutely in "As New" condition. Not a mark or smudge inside or out. View more info

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A Child's Garden of Verses

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1944

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12832

Condition: Fine


Heritage Press by permission of Limited Editions Club 1944. Fine in a fine unclipped dustjacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering and illustrated decorations to front panel. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns. Original $3.00 price still on dustjacket flap. Excellent color and B&W illustrations throughout. Stained endpapers all around. A very collectable Heritage Press edition of RLS classic--protected in Brodart and in fantastic condition. 112 pp. Includes chapters "A Chi... View more info

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Treasure Island

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1941

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12833

Condition: Fine


A handsome fine copy--number 1,040 of only 1,500 produced for the Limited Editions Club on flexible blue denim cloth with burgundy and gilt paper label to the spine. Just slightly faded spine--age toned--otherwise a very fine copy. Printed on custom paper with illustrations by Edward Wilson, including a signed lithograph of "The Captain". Uncut foredge papers. Custom made throughout. Yellow slipcase is water stained on the front edge and has minor edgewear---Very Good- o... View more info

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David Balfour: Being Memoirs of His Adventures At Home And Abroad

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $345.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1893

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: cfe12964

Condition: Very Good


First American Edition--First Printing. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone with his beautiful gold bookplate lightly attached to the front pastedown and his name signed in pencil with notations to the front endpaper. Goldstone and brother Adrian (Steinbeck's bibliographer) were great collectors of 19th and early 20th Century fiction. This copy is in dark tan cloth with dark brown and silver decorations and lettering to the front board. Spine is decorated in same with... View more info

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The Wrong Box

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $140.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1889

Edition: First American Printing

Seller ID: cfe12962

Condition: Very Good


First American Printing. From the collection of M. B. Goldstone---with his penciled signature to the front pastedown and "1st edition" notations also in pencil. This being of the olive green variant cover with yellow paper label to upper front board--with black lettering. Gilt lettering to the spine. At least two variants are known with no one color taking first issue rights above the other. Co-authored by Stevenson's son-in-law Lloyd Osbourne. One of the original fictio... View more info

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Saint Maybe

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Knopf: 1991

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12507

ISBN: 0679403612

Condition: Fine


First Printing. Knopf 1991. A stunning fine copy in a fine and unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by the author on the title page--flatsigned only. Tyler is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Breathing Lessons". A beautiful fine copy. Mint condition. View more info

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Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, Knopf: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12526

ISBN: 0394523814

Condition: Fine


First Printing. Fine in a near fine dustjacket. Signed by author on a bookplate attached to the front free endpaper. 303 pp. Author bio at end. Dustjacket has light age toning on the rear panel--two very small closed end repaired tears--not noticeable unless you take the DJ out of the mylar acetate covering. Set in Baltimore, Tyler's hometown, story of a dying elderly mother and her relationships with sons and daughter. Very collectable condition. From a recent auction o... View more info

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Officers and Gentlemen

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12525

Condition: Fine


First American Printing 1955. A handsome fine copy in a near fine dustjacket. Light age toning to the top edge and text block only. Tight and square copy--no interior wear or markings. The dustjacket is price clipped with very slight edgewear to corners and light chipping to the head of the spine--otherwise a bright and colorful DJ. Turquoise cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Exceptional condition. A great WWII novel. View more info

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The Ponder Heart (Signed First Printing)

By: Welty, Eudora

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace: 1954

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12466

Condition: Fine


First Printing 1954. A very handsome copy in fine condition in a near fine price clipped dustjacket. This copy is signed by Welty on a tipped in label on the front free endpaper. Slight edgewear--faint--and extending to the corners. A tight and unmarked copy. The dustjacket has several very small closed end tears expertly reattached and light chipping to the head and heel of the spine. Very light rubbing to the dustjacket. Otherwise a very nice copy. "The Ponder Heart" w... View more info

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The Children (First Print)

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1928

Edition: First

Seller ID: cfe12348

Condition: Very Fine


First Edition/First Printing 1928. A stunning copy in fine condition without the rare and fragile dustjacket. This copy has a few shadow "flecks" to the back cover--and that is the only flaw. In remarkable almost new condition--an unread copy purchased recently from an estate auction at Bonham's and Butterfields. Tight square and clean throughout--no markings, no owner names, no faded pages. Black cloth with yellow-gold lettering and scroll decorations to front board and... View more info