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Virtual Light [Deluxe, Limited Edition]
New York: Bantam, 1993. Limited Edition. The first book in the author's Bridge Trilogy, set in a post-modern, dystopian, cyber-punk future. A pristine copy in its most limited state. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 Lettered copies signed by the author, this being letter 'I.' Octavo; hunter green leather, with titles...
[Item #19423]
Price: $250.00
 
Virtual Light [Deluxe, Limited Edition]
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87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
Philadelphia: Rare Book Company, 1965. First Edition. Self-published memoir by this important African-American educator, who according to the dustjacket copy was the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in sociology and, at the time of publication, "the oldest Negro American Ph.D. in the U.S.A." Wright was President of Wilberforce...
[Item #19237]
Price: $75.00
 
87 Years Behind the Black Curtain
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The Mystic Masseur
New York: Vanguard, 1959. First American Edition. The Nobel Prize-winning author's first published book, a novel set in Trinidad, where a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur, and soon becomes a revered mystic and politician. Basis for a 2001 film adaptation. First Printing. Octavo; black cloth, with titling and...
[Item #19197]
Price: $450.00
 
The Mystic Masseur
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Miguel Street
New York: Vanguard, 1960. First American Edition. A semi-autobiographical novel set in wartime Port of Spain, Trinidad. First Printing. Octavo; goldenrod cloth, with titles stamped in red and green on spine; dustjacket; 222pp. Forward lean, with a little rubbing to lower board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed...
[Item #19196]
Price: $125.00
 
Miguel Street
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Our Man In Havana
London: William Heinemann Limited, 1958. First U.K. Edition. Greene's novel about a vacuum cleaner salesman living in pre-revolutionary Havana who is recruited as a spy. Basis for the 1959 Carol Reed film starring Alec Guinnes, Burl Ives, and Maureen O'Hara. First Impression. Octavo; royal blue cloth, with titles stamped in...
[Item #19194]
Price: $200.00
 
Our Man In Havana
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The Quiet American
New York: Viking Press, 1956. First American Edition. Greene's prophetic novel about U.S. foreign policy failure in pre-war Indochina. Basis for two notable film adaptations: the 1958 version starring Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave and Claude Dauphin, and the Oscar-nominated 2002 film starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser. First Printing. Octavo;...
[Item #19193]
Price: $80.00
 
The Quiet American
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Look! We Have Come Through!
London: Chatto and Windus, 1917. First U.K. Edition. An early collection of poems, many of which first appeared in the pages of the English Review, Poetry, Georgian Anthology and the Imagist Anthology. The first printing consisted of 1,000 copies, of whiteh 500 were sold to Huebsch as sheets for the...
[Item #19192]
Price: $300.00
 
Look! We Have Come Through!
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The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. First Edition. Collection of six stories set in the Hawaiian islands. BAL 11936. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's green 'S' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in white, black and dark blue on spine and front panel; 232pp, [6] ads; illustrated frontispiece in black and...
[Item #19189]
Price: $500.00
 
The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii
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The Game
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. First Edition. London's fourteenth book, a boxing novel about a boxer's final fight. BAL 11886. Second Issue, with rubber-stamp of Metropolitan Magazine Co. on copyright page. Octavo; teal vertical-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt, white, red and brown to spine and...
[Item #19188]
Price: $500.00
 
The Game
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A Son of the Sun
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912. First Edition. An adventure novel set in the South Pacific. BAL 11937. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's navy blue 'V' cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gray, ivory and orange on spine and front panel; 334pp; illustrated frontispiece and three plates inserted. Base...
[Item #19186]
Price: $500.00
 
A Son of the Sun
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The Scarlet Plague
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First Edition. A post-apocalyptic novel, where an incurable plague nearly wipes out the human population. Small numbers were produced, and the novel is of particular interest to both London collectors and those who collect science fiction and fantasy novels; this is a choice copy...
[Item #19184]
Price: $650.00
 
The Scarlet Plague
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The Sea-Wolf
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. First Edition. One of London's best-known adventure novels, basis for numerous film adaptations, including the classic 1941 Michael Curtiz film starring Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, and Ida Lupino. BAL 11882. First Printing. Octavo; publisher's light blue vertical-ribbed cloth, with titles stamped in white...
[Item #19183]
Price: $400.00
 
The Sea-Wolf
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The Animal Story Book
London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co. 1896. First Edition. A sequel of sorts to Lang's beloved series of rainbow Fairy Books, a collection of animal stories centered on beasts both historical and fantastic. An elegantly bound copy of this classic collection of children's stories. Octavo; full blue...
[Item #19171]
Price: $450.00
 
The Animal Story Book
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The Life of Our Lord [Limited Edition]
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1934. First Edition. Dickens wrote the book during the years 1846-1849 for his children. Due to the personal nature of the document, he never permitted publication during his lifetime. Limited Issue, one of 2,387 numbered copies, this being no.795. Octavo; ivory paper-covered boards, with titles...
[Item #19170]
Price: $50.00
 
The Life of Our Lord [Limited Edition]
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Trainspotting
New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1996. First American Edition. Welsh's first novel, a humorous, existential romp through Edinburgh centered around a group of young junkies and their affiliates. Basis for the 1996 Danny Boyle film starring Ewan McGregor. First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo; photo-illustrated wrappers; 349pp. Light...
[Item #19169]
Price: $60.00
 
Trainspotting
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The Golden Ocean
New York: W.W. Norton & Co. 1994. First Edition Thus. Reissue of the first novel O'Brian wrote about the sea, originally published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1956. First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 maroon paper over navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 285pp. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.
[Item #19167]
Price: $20.00
 
The Golden Ocean
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The Bomb
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1909. First Edition. Harris's only foray into "proletarian" fiction--a novel set among the anarchist victims of the events surrounding Chicago's Haymarket Square bombing of 1886. First Printing. Octavo; orange cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front panel; 329pp. Previous owners name to front...
[Item #19164]
Price: $30.00
 
The Bomb
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Watt
Paris: Olympia Press, 1953. First Edition. A novel in four parts, narrated about a fantastically illogical Irish servant and the adventures he has on the way to and within his master's house. First Printing, one of 1,100 numbered copies, this being no.542. Octavo; magenta wrappers, titled and ruled in white...
[Item #19162]
Price: $800.00
 
Watt
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Without Stopping: An Autobiography
New York: Putnam, 1972. First Edition. Bowles's autobiography, covering his upbringing, life and travels abroad, and his choice of making Tangier his permanent home. First Printing. Octavo; cream cloth, with titles stamped in gilt and blue foil on spine; dustjacket; 379pp. Text edges slightly dusty, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is...
[Item #19159]
Price: $50.00
 
Without Stopping: An Autobiography
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Johnnie Howard Franklin - Dramatic Soprano [Concert Program]
N.p. [St. Louis?]: Johnnie Howard Franklin, 1955. Attractive early concert program and related promotional materials for Johnnie Howard Franklin Brown (aka "Johnnie-Lou Brown," d. 2008), a classically-trained African-American soprano who served 29 years as the musical director of the National Baptist Convention. The program's first half is made up of...
[Item #19125]
Price: $125.00
 
Johnnie Howard Franklin - Dramatic Soprano [Concert Program]
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History of the Black Man
Baltimore: Earl Koger Co, 1968. First Edition. Uncommon Afrocentric picture-book, aimed at early primary school readers. Includes an abecediary, with letters keyed to various figures in African-American history; a section of elementary readings on Black history; and various Black-themed riddles, rebuses, and word-puzzles. Illustrated throughout with line drawings clearly intended...
[Item #19122]
Price: $125.00
 
History of the Black Man
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Entropy
Troy Town: Trystero, [1983]. First Edition. A piracy, the first separate edition of this story which first appeared in the pages of The Kenyon Review (1960). Slim octavo; green wrappers with titles printed in black, stapled; 22pp. A Fine copy.
[Item #19121]
Price: $100.00
 
Entropy
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Trends in American Capitalism
New York: International Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 128pp. Very Good in chipped and soiled dustwrapper. Slightly uncommon in cloth. SEIDMAN L25: "Marxist interpretation of American economic trends...authors predict that capitalism will result either in another depression or another world war, with catastrophe for the American people...
[Item #19108]
Price: $20.00
 
Trends in American Capitalism
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Narration: Four Lectures
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1969. Collector's Edition. Re-issue of four lectures by Stein, originally published in 1935. With a new introduction by Thornton Wilder. Square octavo; pink and lime green paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in black and silver on spine and panels; publisher's paper-covered slipcase and printed wraparound...
[Item #19104]
Price: $40.00
 
Narration: Four Lectures
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Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy
Brantford, Canada: Bradley-Garretson Co. 1907. First Edition. Octavo; pictorial cloth boards, 331pp. Uncommon issue for the Canadian market. Tight and Near Fine in the original cloth boards - an unusually well-preserved copy of this book which is typically found well-worn. A fairly typical turn-of-the-century attempt by a popular author to...
[Item #19087]
Price: $60.00
 
Capital and Labor. Together With Salesman's Dummy


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