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51.

The Catherine Wheel
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine; dustjacket; 281pp. Bottom board edges rubbed, else a straight, tight, VG+ copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped and just lightly worn at extremities, Very Good Plus. Stafford's third novel.
[Item #23609]
Price: $40.00
 
The Catherine Wheel
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Not in the Calendar
London: Macmillan, 1964. First Edition. Octavo. Green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 241pp. Fine copy in lightly worn dustwrapper, Near Fine. Novel of a deaf-mute. The black dustwrapper is fragile and prone to fading; this a particularly nice example.
[Item #23608]
Price: $60.00
 
Not in the Calendar
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Ubu Enchaîné. Précédé de Ubu Roi
Paris: Éditions de la Revue Blanche, 1900. First Edition. Sequel to Ubu Roi, including the earlier play, here in its sixth printing. Ubu Roi (1896), possibly the longest-enduring school-boy prank in history, was based on Sophocles' Oedipux Rex, with the title character styled after Jarry's hated and anti-semite high school...
[Item #23607]
Price: $750.00
 
Ubu Enchaîné. Précédé de Ubu Roi
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St. George of Weldon
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth boards, stamped in gilt and red; dustjacket; red top-stain; 432pp. Faint darkening to endpapers, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, light rubbed, unclipped; Very Good Plus. Portrait of a prominent white family in Mississippi...
[Item #23606]
Price: $50.00
 
St. George of Weldon
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The Peep Show
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, N.d. [1933?]. Undated, and edition not stated; presumably the first American edition, bound from British sheets. Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 230pp. Tight, VG copy with slight lean to spine; jacket toned at margins with a small (1/2") triangular...
[Item #23605]
Price: $35.00
 
The Peep Show
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The Beach Book
New York: Viking Press, 1963. First Edition. Steinem's first book, a rather distant cry from her groundbreaking feminist work later in the decade. At this time Steinem was a young writer freelancing for Vogue, Esquire, and other fashion weeklies, and the current work is a masterpiece of pseudo-sophisticated Madison Avenue...
[Item #23604]
Price: $25.00
 
The Beach Book
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Creative Revolution: A Study in Communist Ergatocracy
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1920. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards; dustjacket; 224pp. Includes bibliography. Ownership signature to front endpaper (David Stamelman) dated 1937, else a tight, Near Fine copy, free of markings or wear. In the original printed dustwrapper, darkened on spine panel but otherwise quite sharp; Very...
[Item #23603]
Price: $25.00
 
Creative Revolution: A Study in Communist Ergatocracy
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The Benefactor
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth-backed boards, lettered in turquoise and white on spine; dustjacket; black top-stain; 274pp. Turquoise endpapers slightly mottled, as usual; else a Fine, straight, unworn copy, with top-stain even and unfaded. In the original Janet Halverson dustwrapper, unclipped, very faintly...
[Item #23602]
Price: $150.00
 
The Benefactor
59.

The Beach Book
New York: Viking Press, 1963. First Edition. Steinem's first book, a rather distant cry from her groundbreaking feminist work later in the decade. At this time Steinem was a young writer freelancing for Vogue, Esquire, and other fashion weeklies, and the current work is a masterpiece of pseudo-sophisticated Madison Avenue...
[Item #23600]
Price: $75.00
 
The Beach Book
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Messaline: Roman de l'Ancienne Rome
Paris: Editions de la Revue Blanche, 1901. First Edition. Arguably, along with Le Surmâle (1902), Jarry's most traditional (and heterosexual) novel, originally serialized in the Revue Blanche in July, 1900. A meticulously researched fictionalization of the life of the Roman Empress Messalina, possibly written in the hopes of replicating the...
[Item #23599]
Price: $150.00
 
Messaline: Roman de l'Ancienne Rome
61.

Congo
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 304pp. Fine, unmarked copy in crisp, unclipped dustwrapper; like new. Account of western exploration and exploitation in the Congo. A late work by "one of the last but most astute of English literary travellers" (Neal Ascherson).
[Item #23598]
Price: $25.00
 
Congo
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A Few Nights and Days
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1966. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Cloth boards, dustjacket;183pp. Fine, apparently unread copy in crisp pictorial jacket, just lightly rubbed on lighter portions, Near Fine. Front flap price-clipped by publisher, with price sticker affixed. The Camerounian anglophone author's first novel, chronicling an interracial love affair in...
[Item #23597]
Price: $30.00
 
A Few Nights and Days
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Miracles & Other Stories
Ibadan: Onibonoje Publishers, 1973. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial stiff card wrappers; 95pp. Number 2 in the publisher's "African Literature Series." Mild external dusting, else Fine. Short stories of Nigerian village life, most dealing with social and political themes. Uncommon early work by the prominent Nigerian novelist and intellectual, perhaps best-known...
[Item #23596]
Price: $75.00
 
Miracles & Other Stories
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Le Fédéralisme africain: ses principes et ses règles
Paris: Présence Africaine, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Printed stiff card wraps; 167, [5]pp. Inconspicuous tanning to text paper, else a fine, unmarked and apparently unread copy. The author was a prominent Senegalese legal expert and politician; he served as independent Senegal's first foreign minister (1960-62).
[Item #23594]
Price: $45.00
 
Le Fédéralisme africain: ses principes et ses règles
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Cameroun: premier livre de lecture pour les écoles de la République du Cameroun
Paris: Hatier, 1963. First Edition. Octavo. Pictorial laminated boards; 95pp; illus. Fine and unmarked. Primary-school French reader for colonial subjects. Illustrated throughout with simple drawings keyed to the text, all illustrating the daily life of Camerounian natives.
[Item #23593]
Price: $40.00
 
Cameroun: premier livre de lecture pour les écoles de la République du Cameroun
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The Indians in Uganda: caste and sect in a plural society
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 230pp. Includes bibliography. Fine, unmarked copy in crisp dustjacket - near-new condition.
[Item #23591]
Price: $25.00
 
The Indians in Uganda: caste and sect in a plural society
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The Burnt-out Marriage
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1967. First Edition. 12mo. Pictorial card wrappers; 239pp. Hint of foxing visible to lighter portions of wrappers, else a tight, Near Fine copy. The Sierra Leonean author and doctor's first and only published novel. Easmon rose to prominence in the Seventies as an opponent of...
[Item #23589]
Price: $45.00
 
The Burnt-out Marriage
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Christianity and the New Africa
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 206pp. Fine, in lightly rubbed, Near Fine jacket. Analysis of the role of religion in the newly de-colonized African countries. By a long-serving Methodist Missionary.
[Item #23588]
Price: $30.00
 
Christianity and the New Africa
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The Cassava Ghost (A Play in Three Acts)
Benin City (Nigeria): Ethiope Publishing Corporation, 1973. First Edition. Revolutionary play based on the Aba riot of 1929, dealing with "a women's revolt in the mythical city of Nagase in which a colonial power is overthrown [...] the author's progressive intention is weakened by [his] essentially romantic conception of leadership...
[Item #23587]
Price: $50.00
 
The Cassava Ghost (A Play in Three Acts)
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The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without Intermission for 366 Days. Being a Literal Translation from an Old Irish Manuscript
Boston: Published for the trade, 1856. First Edition. Small slim octavo (19cm.); original green pictorial saddle-stitched wrappers (upper cover a bit soiled); 48pp.; illus. Chips and tears along wrapper edges not affecting text, loss to lower wrapper bottom edge, spine ends perished; still, a Very Good copy in original, still-vibrant...
[Item #23585]
Price: $250.00
 
The Battle of Ventry Harbor; which Took Place in the Fourth Century, and Continued without Intermission for 366 Days. Being a Literal Translation from an Old Irish Manuscript
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Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1948. First Edition. Hurston's seventh book, and in a departure from her usual cast of African-American characters, this novel is set among a family of Florida crackers. An attractive copy. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); light gray cloth, with titling and author's facsimile signature stamped in...
[Item #23553]
Price: $300.00
 
Seraph on the Suwanee: A Novel
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The Oxen of the Sun: A Novel of Our Times
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1935. First Edition. Late novel by Bacheller, a journalist and author best-known for founding the first modern newspaper syndicate in the United States. A sweeping panorama of American life, centered around several characters from Bacheller's previous novels and covering the era of mass-production, with...
[Item #23347]
Price: $125.00
 
The Oxen of the Sun: A Novel of Our Times
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Seven Red Sundays
New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1936. Revolutionary novel of the early days of the Spanish Civil War, set within the socialist and anarchist milieu of pre-war Madrid. Sender, an anarchist and a Republican sympathizer, fled Spain in 1938 and became one of the best-known Spanish exile-intellectuals of the post-war period...
[Item #23297]
Price: $65.00
 
Seven Red Sundays
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On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture
New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. First Trade Edition. The left-wing cartoonist's colorful autobiography. Considerably less common in the trade edition than the ubiquitous limited edition of 1000 copies. First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); tan pictorial cloth boards, stamped in red and black on spine and front cover; brick red topstain; dustjacket;...
[Item #23260]
Price: $100.00
 
On My Way: Being the Book of Art Young in Text and Picture
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Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow
New York: Hillman-Curl, 1937. First Edition. Large, thick octavo (24cm.); original cloth in red pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; xiv,[15]-352pp.; plain photographic frontispiece of Beal on the stand, 7 leaves of plates. Jacket edges rubbed with shallow chips and closed tears, spine quite faded; Fine in About Very Good jacket. Memoir...
[Item #23238]
Price: $75.00
 
Proletarian Journey: New England, Gastonia, Moscow

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