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26.

Émeutes en Espagne
Paris: Les Editions de France, 1931. Journalistic account of Spain in the aftermath of a very short-lived military revolution which took place on December 15th, 1930. Apart from the author's travel series "Ce Que J'ai Vu," Béraud is best known for winning the Prix Goncourt for his best-selling novel Le...
[Item #23739]
Price: $35.00
 
Émeutes en Espagne
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Relatives
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929. First Edition. Caldwellian take-down of Pennsylvania backwoods yokel culture, the title and jacket illustration making a fairly blatant allusion to consanguinous relations. Described by Hanna, perhaps understatedly, as "a disenchanted view of small-town life in Pennsylvania." Uncommon in or out of jacket. HANNA 2612...
[Item #23696]
Price: $150.00
 
Relatives
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China Under the Empress Dowager: Being the Story of the LIfe and Times of Tzu Hsi. Compiled from state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1910. First American Edition. A famous historical and literary fraud. Backhouse claimed to have based this account of the last years of the Qing Dynasty on a secret diary kept by a high court official, discovered in a residence Backhouse occupied following the Boxer Rebellion. The diary, along...
[Item #23662]
Price: $125.00
 
China Under the Empress Dowager: Being the Story of the LIfe and Times of Tzu Hsi. Compiled from state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household
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China in Turmoil: Eye-witness 1924-1948
London: J.M. Dent, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 205pp. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly rubbed and edgeworn dustwrapper, VG to Near Fine. First-hand account of expatriate communities in Hong Kong and mainland China during the first half of the Twentieth Century, by a life-long British resident.
[Item #23654]
Price: $25.00
 
China in Turmoil: Eye-witness 1924-1948
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He Had It Made
New York: Crown Publishers, 1959. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 317pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in original unclipped dustwrapper, a little dusted on lighter portions, with small tape shadows to front and rear flaps, but still bright and unworn; VG+ to Near Fine. Offit's first novel, set among summer...
[Item #23645]
Price: $50.00
 
He Had It Made
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Because of Women
London: Heinemann, [1969]. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); original boards in blue pictorial price-clipped dust jacket lettered in white; [6],178pp. Short closed tear to top edge of upper jacket cover, spine a bit toned, else Fine in Near Fine jacket. Anglophone Caemroonian author's second novel, describing the love troubles of a....
[Item #23644]
Price: $45.00
 
Because of Women
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A Man in the Divided Sea
New York: New Directions, 1946. First Edition. Octavo. Printed boards; dustjacket; 155pp. A tight, attractive copy, lightly rubbed along bottom board edges and with an old paper-clip stain to front endpapers; Very Good to Near Fine. In the original printed dustwrapper, unclipped, lightly rubbed and toned at margins with a....
[Item #23643]
Price: $75.00
 
A Man in the Divided Sea
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Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First Edition. Standard English translation of Andreyev's freethought drama, an updating of the Faust legend in which the Faust role is given to a unprepossessing Russian-Jewish shopkeeper. Interestingly, the play's premier in America was produced in Yiddish, at the Lipzin Theater in The Bowery, the Yiddish...
[Item #23642]
Price: $40.00
 
Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
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The Street
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946. First American Edition. Petry's first book, chronicling the life of a single mother raising her child in Harlem during the 1940's. A high-spot of postwar African-American women's fiction, not often found in attractive condition. HANNA 2854. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); light gray pictorial cloth, with...
[Item #23641]
Price: $500.00
 
The Street
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The Master's Slave, Elija John Fisher: A Biography...With an Introduction by the Rev. Lacey Kirk Williams...and an Appreciation by the Hon. Martin B. Madden
Philadelphia: Judson Press, [1922]. First Edition. Biography of the author's late father the Reverend Elijah John Fisher, born in 1858 into slavery in La Grange, GA, lost a leg, and was eventually appointed pastor of Olivet Baptist Church, the oldest Black Baptist church in Chicago, from 1903 until his death...
[Item #23640]
Price: $275.00
 
The Master's Slave, Elija John Fisher: A Biography...With an Introduction by the Rev. Lacey Kirk Williams...and an Appreciation by the Hon. Martin B. Madden
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Les Guérillères...Translated from the French by David Le Vay
New York: Viking Press, [1971]. First American Edition. Octavo (20.5cm); original cloth-backed boards in white photographically illustrated dust jacket; 144pp.; illus. Fine in Near Fine jacket. Lesbian feminist novel describing a literal battle of the sexes; or, in critic Mary McCarthy's words, a "delectable epic of sex warfare" (from upper...
[Item #23639]
Price: $40.00
 
Les Guérillères...Translated from the French by David Le Vay
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Bermuda In Three Colors
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1936. Later printing. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 270pp. Third printing, Very Good in original pictorial dustwrapper, bright and attractive with map printed on verso.
[Item #23638]
Price: $20.00
 
Bermuda In Three Colors
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The Open Question: A Tale of Two Temperaments
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1899. First Edition. An ambitious and controversial "problem novel" by the Kentucky-born feminist author/actress, dealing with such Victorian taboos as consanguinous sexuality, birth-control, and suicide; the book's frank portrayal of a Southern family's degeneracy led one contemporary critic to describe it as "...a nightmare begotten...
[Item #23626]
Price: $45.00
 
The Open Question: A Tale of Two Temperaments
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The Pardners
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 349pp. Fine, unmarked copy. In the original pictorial dustwrapper by Page Cary, just lightly touched at extremities; unclipped; Near Fine. Historical novel of the Gold Rush, set variously in California, New Hampshire, and Alabama. Weld was an Alabama...
[Item #23613]
Price: $85.00
 
The Pardners
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In The Cave of Aladdin: A LIttle Narrative of the Safe Deposit Vault
New York: James A. Jenkins, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. Maroon cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 275pp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front endpaper to one Frank A Butler, dated 1916. Fine, unworn copy. A treatise on locks, lock mechanisms, and the safety-deposit vault; essentially...
[Item #23612]
Price: $60.00
 
In The Cave of Aladdin: A LIttle Narrative of the Safe Deposit Vault
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Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll, Pataphysicien: Roman Néo-Scientifique, Suivi de Spéculations
Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, Eugène Fasquelle, Éditeur, 1911. First Edition. One of Jarry's most important works, though unpublished in his lifetime. Most likely begun in 1894 and completed before 1897, Faustroll was the author's attempt at a treatise on his pseudo-scientific philosophy "Pataphysics," in which the author defined it as "the science...
[Item #23611]
Price: $1,250.00
 
Gestes et Opinions du Docteur Faustroll, Pataphysicien: Roman Néo-Scientifique, Suivi de Spéculations
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God's Bits of Wood
Garden City: Doubleday, 1962. First U.S. Edition. Octavo. Rust cloth, lettered in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 333pp. Tight, clean copy but for a bit of dusting to upper edge of text block and a barely perceptible yawn to the rear board. The jacket is sharp and unclipped...
[Item #23610]
Price: $125.00
 
God's Bits of Wood
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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

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