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1 Poets and Poetry of Ireland [spine title].
Lacks title and all publishing information. 
Quarto, 3/4 morocco & gilt-stamped pebbled cloth, all edges gilt, 9-180 pp. Steel engraved portraits and plates. Light shelf wear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 A Lady. A Home in the South. Or, Two Years at Uncle Warren's. Written for the American Reform Tract and Book Society, and Approved by the committee of Publication.
Cincinnati: Americana Reform Tract and Book Society, (1857). Presumed First Edition. Not mentioned in Wright's American Fiction. 
Small octavo, blind stamped dark brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decorations to spine, 134 pp + 8 pp ads. Very Good, with light edgewear and foxing. Abolitionist novel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Abbe, George. Poetry, The Great Therapy.
N.l.: An American Weave-Whetstone Publication, 1956. 
2nd printing. Signed by the author. Octavo, printed wrappers, 29, [i] pp. Very Good; a bit faded around perimeter. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Abbey, Edward. The Fool's Progress, An Honest Novel.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988. First Edition, stated. 
Octavo, navy blue cloth & gold boards (hardcover), 485 pp. Very Good+ in a Fine, mylar protected dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Fool's Progress is the story of Henry Holyoak Lightcap's uncertain advance through life, recounted during a 3,500 mile journey from the acrid wasteland of Tucson, Arizona, to the “green, fuzzy, mist-infested hills” of a fictional Stump Creek, West Virginia. The journey -- Henry is accompanied by his dying dog, Solstice -- takes place in April 1980; the life journey begins over a half a century earlier, with the “mishap of birth” continuing as a series of adventurous episodes, amorous and otherwise, ranging from West Virginia to Europe to western America and back. Icaresque in form, personal in style, unique in point of view, The Fool's Progress can best and only be summarized, in the author's words, as “an Edward Abbey kind of novel.” Nobody else could have written such a book. “A kind of outrageous comedy is central to the thematic body of Abbey's work -- a freewheeling wililngness to be brash, satiric, excessive. His is a kind of gallows humor poised against the mechanized diminishment of the human spirit.” 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Achebe, Chinua. Home and Exile.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), [viii], 115 pp. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Ai. Sin, Poems by Ai.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. First edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards, 80 pp. Fine in dust jacket with mylar protector. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Aiken, Conrad. Costumes by Eros.
New York: Scribner, 1928. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth, uncut, 266 pp. Former-owner bookplate; otherwise, Near-Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Ainsworth, William Harrison. Crichton.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1849. Third Edition, Revised. First with illustrations by Hablot K. Browne. 
Octavo, bound by Riviere & Son in 3/4 tan levant & marbled boards (hardcover), with original cloth and advertisements bound at rear, top edge gilt, uncut, vi + 353 pp + [vii] ads. Plates. Near-Fine; some minor scuffing, bearing the bookplate of a member of the Peabody family, and a Christmas inscription conveying the book to him. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Akenside, Mark. The Poetical Manuscripts of Mark Akenside in the Ralph M. Williams Collection, Amherst College Library. Reproduced in Facsimile. With an Introduction by Robin C. Dix.
Amherst, Massachusetts: Amherst College Press, 1988. 
Folio, paperbound (stiff blue printed wrappers), [29] pp. Near-Fine, with very slightly rubbed covers. From Introduction: The poetry of Mark Akenside (1721-1770) may not be widely read today, but in the eighteenth century and for much of the nineteenth his work was held in the very highest esteem, and writers as eminent as Wordsworth and Coleridge were considerably indebted to him...The Amherst Akenside holdings were originally mounted in Dyson's own copy of the 1772 Poems, and together they form the largest single collection of his poetic manuscripts in the world...The manuscripts give the pieces [Ode to a Gentleman Whose Mistress Had Married an Old Man and Ode to a Gentleman in Hazard of Falling in Love] in a state quite different from that of the first printed texts... 
Price: 9.50 USD
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10 Alden, Chevy. Black Falcon.
Pembroke Pines, Florida: Tri-Pacer Press, 1996. 
Signed & inscribed by the Author. Octavo, slick black boards (hardcover), 257 pp. Fine (As New), in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From jacket: Black Falcon is a violent flashback to a time when South Florida's nighttime sky was a shadowy palce to be..the early 1980s...the boom years for aerial marijuana smuggling. Drugs were cool...sex was loose...life was easy. Instant wealth was offered to any pilot willing to risk his life flying tramp airfreighters down to Colombia and back. One of those outlaw airmen was Rob Jensen, a physically strong, but emotionally unstable doper pilot who decided to quit the drug trade at the wrong time. With nobody to turn to for help, he entered into a desperate struggle for survival against his distraught emotions, nature's elements and the deadly world of drug running. Follow along as this fast-paced adventure novel takes you from a sleezy Miami bar to a salty Key West tavern, from the cockpit of a drug plane to a clandestine airfield in the mountains of Colombia, from a tropical bahamian cruise aboard a private sailboat to a climactic action-packed ending on Ft. Lauderdale's Venice-like canal system. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Alvaro, Francisco. El Epectador y La Critica (El Teatro en Espana en 1971). Premio Nacional de Teatro 1960-61. Premio de la Critica de Barcelona 1964. Medalla de Oro, Valladolid, 1964. Prologo de Antonio Valencia.
Madrid: Editorial, Prensa Espanola, 1972. 
12mo, softbound (stiff, slick, red wrappers), gilt letters, cover flaps, xxvi + 404 pp. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Amos, William. The Originals: An A-Z of Fiction's Real-Life Characters.
Boston: Little-Brown & Co., [1985]. First American Edition. 
Octavo, grey boards (hardcover), xx, 614 pp. Photos, portraits. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Anderson, Sherwood. A Story Teller's Story. A Critical Text. Edited with an introduction by Ray Lewis White.
Cleveland: The Press of Case Western Reserve University, 1968. 
Octavo, gold cloth (hardcover), xix, 360 pp. Fine, with a Very Good+, price-clipped dust jacket with slight fading, in protective mylar. A pilgrim's progress of the inner self: facts, places, names are often invented or distorted in favor of a larger, imaginative truth -- part of Anderson's revolt against the ugly world of fact...Although it is thus an amazingly fine emotional history, A Story-Teller's Story has never before been annotated as an autobiographical document or printed in a reliable text. In this first scholarly edition of any work by Sherwood Anderson, Ray Lewis White provides the biographical and bibliographical material necessary to the serious student and to the scholar... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Arnold, Frederic. Doorknob Five Two.
Los Angeles: S. E. Maxwell, (2001). 11th printing. 
Signed by the author. Octavo, softbound, xvi, 274 pp. Photos, map. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Asturias, Miguel Angel. Teatro: Chantaje, Dique Seco, Soluna, La Audiencia, De Los Confines.
Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada, S. A., (1964). 
Octavo, paperbound (color illus. white wrappers), 249. Near-Fine, with slight rubbing to covers & very small notation to fep. La obra teatral de Miguel Angel Asturias - primer novelista hispanoamericano que obtiene el Premio Nobel de literatua - no ha recibido tan amplia difusion como sus novelas. El lector ha de buscar, con la mas legitima curiosidad, los rasgos que unan al dramaturgo Asturias con el gran narrador del tormentos presente y el fabuloso pasado centroamericanas. Y no quedara defraudado. Las dos vertientes principales de la personalidad literaria de Asturias (su sentido poetico de las raices indigenas americanas, la conciencia del desequilibrio social enque se debaten los herederos de esas raic) se entrelazan en forma sutil y diversa en las cuatro piezas que este volumen reune. 
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16 Atkinson, Geoffroy. The Sentimental Revolution: French Writers of 1690-1740. Edited by Abraham C. Keller.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1965. First Edition. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), blue spine label, gilt letters, ix, 188 pp. Fine. Contents: Famine, Plague, and Bankruptcy; Witness of War and Wretchedness; Growth of Self-Esteem Among Commoners; Growth of Compassion; Praise of Lay Benevolence; Moral Reprobation; Recriminations of Protestants; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 Auchincloss, Louis. Exit Lady Masham. Illustrated by Istvan Ventilla.
Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1983. First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, gilt-stamped red leather (hardcover), all edges gilt, ribbon-marker, 169 pp. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Auchincloss, Louis. Skinny Island: More Tales of Manhattan.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1987. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), 230 pp. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Auchincloss, Louis. The Golden Calves.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. First Edition. 
Octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), 213 pp. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Austin, Mary. The Man Who Didn't Believe in Christmas.
Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. First Separate Appearance. Of an edition of 500 printed at the Opium Press, this is out os series and is unsigned. 
Miniature, 2.5 x 2 inches, gilt-stamped forest green boards (hardcover), printed in green on pink sheets, 46 pp. Illustrations, illustrated endpapers. The play originally appeared in the December 1917 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. Near-Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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