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141 Crane, Stephen & Robert Barr The O'Ruddy. A Romance
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1903 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket C.D. Williams 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1903. Crane wrote this in collaboration with Scottish novelist and editor Robert Barr (1849-1912). A contemporary review (1904) calls it ".a fairy story for grown-ups, written with just the right amount of wit and humour." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Tan cloth decorative binding; color illustration on front cover and spine lettering filled in green and black. Clean text; 356 pages. Frontis illustration by C.D. Williams. Lightly bumped in corners; small stain on the fore-edge (not affective page internally). A solid copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by C.D. Williams. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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142 Cronin, Anthony No Laughling Matter. The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien
New York Fromm International 1998 0880641835 / 9780880641838 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Fromm International, 1998. Biography of Ireland's 2nd-greatest author of the XXth Century, originally published in 1989. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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143 Crump, Paul Burn, Killer, Burn!
Chicago Johnson Publishing 1962 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
Chicago: Johnson Publishing, 1962. Novel was written while Crump was in prison awaiting execution (his sentence was commuted). Blurb by James Baldwin. Nice bright copy with light soil on top edge, and a red dot on the bottom (presumed remainder mark). Evocative DJ is price-clipped, has some wear at the edges and light fade on spine.In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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144 cummings, e.e. 73 Poems
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1963 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) served with his friend John Dos Passos in the ambulance corps during WW I, where, like so many others, they became strongly anti-war. Although radical in his orthography and cultural attitudes, oddly enough cummings was a political supporter of Joseph McCarthyThis is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition. Blue paper-covered boards with light green cloth spine. Clean text with 73 pages. Two very tiny smudges, else Near Fine. The dustjacket is clipped; shows some wear, with several small closed tears, wrinkling, and a moisture ring (wine glass?). In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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145 Cunningham, Michael Specimen Days
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 2005 0374299625 / 9780374299620 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2005. Author of the Pulitzer-winning novel "The Hours" reaches into the science fiction genre for this one. First Edition copy has been SIGNED on a publisher's plate tipped in to the Half-title page. Unclipped DJ has just a hint of a wrinkle at the foot of the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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146 D'Annunzio, Gabriele The Flame
New York Marsilio 1991 First Trade. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Marsilio, 1991. D'Annunzio's great romantic novel caused a scandal when originally published in 1900. This is the First Edition of a new translation by Susan Bassnett. A Fine copy, red boards with white lettering. The DJ is unclipped; just starting to show some age tanning. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Trade.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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147 Davies, Robertson One Half of Robertson Davies
New York Viking 1977 0670526088 / 9780670526086 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Viking, 1977. Collection covering a wide range from the great Canadian writer. Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Clean and tight. RM on bottom, POS on FFEP, else Fine. DJ has edgewear, creasing, and two small chips on the spine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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148 Davies, Robertson The Lyre of Orpheus
New York Viking 1989 067082416X / 9780670824168 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1989. Near Fine copy, light shelfwear only. Clipped DJ has part of ISBN marked out on rear panel. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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149 Davies, Robertson The Manticore
New York Viking 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Viking, 1972. Nice copy with some faint colour offset inside boards, slightest of bump on two corners, and a small bit of fade bottom of spine. Unclipped DJ has a few tiny nicks and some small chips bottom of spine, minor creasing (from inside, a stain is evident). In archival plastic protector. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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150 Davies, Robertson The Rebel Angels
New York Viking 1982 0670590630 / 9780670590636 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1982. Fine copy in unclipped Near Fine DJ (slight wrinkling at edges of spine. No Edition Statement or number line. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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151 Davies, Robertson What's Bred in the Bone
New York Viking 1985 0670809160 / 9780670809165 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Viking, 1985. Near Fine copy (just very slight bump to two corners) in an unclipped DJ. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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152 De Vilallonga, Jose Luis The Man of Blood
New York Simon & Schuster 1960 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1960. Novel of the Spanish Civil War; the author, who became disaffected with the Franco regime, was sentenced to prison in absentia. Translated from the French by Hugo Charteris. Near Fine copy with black cloth binding with red & magenta lettering, still bright and new. Textblock, however, is uniformly tanned, due to quality of paper used. The evocative DJ by Milton Glaser is unclipped but shows some minor edgewear and has a small chip on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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153 DeLillo, Don The Body Artist
New York Scribner 2001 074320395X / 9780743203951 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Scribner, 2001. Author has won the National Book Award. Fine copy in Fine DJ. Plastic protector. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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154 Denny, Norman (Editor) The Yellow Book. A Selection
London & New York The Bodley Head/Viking Press 1950 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Aubrey Beardsley (& Others) 
London & New York: The Bodley Head/Viking Press, 1950. "The Yellow Book" was one of the most important literary/artistic venues of the late 19th Century. It appeared from 1894-1897, edited by Aubrey Beardsley and later by the publisher John Lane. This compilation was edited by Norman Denny. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Canary yellow cloth (Beardsley's choice) binding with lettering and illustration/decoration in black. Clean text; 372 pages, followed by 36 pages of black-and-white illustrations (this separation of art from text was part of its conception). Hints of a bump, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper, which mimics the cloth covers, shows a bit of wear, with a darkened spine and a few small chips on the margins; split along the spine edge makes it a bit weak. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Aubrey Beardsley (& Others). Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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155 Dickens, Charles Barnaby Rudge. The Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition.
New York Harper & Bros 1875 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket J. Barnard 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1875. "Household Edition" in the publisher's original green cloth binding; gilt lettering, with black and gilt decorations. Dark brown endpapers; 263 pages and 8 pages listing Harper novels of the time. Illustrated by J. Barnard. An extremely handsome edition, and this copy in close to Fine condition. Pages are bright and supple; very light tan to the edges, with an occasional bit of foxing. Slight rub to spine and corners; tiny puncture on spine, else Fine. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Barnard. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Drawn from Life. Sketches of Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen, and Young Couples, Dickens, Charles
156 Dickens, Charles Drawn from Life. Sketches of Young Ladies, Young Gentlemen, and Young Couples
New York E.J. Hale & Son 1875 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: E.J. Hale & Son, 1875. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Twenty illustrations by "Phiz." An "Advertisement" (Forward) describes the publishing history of the volume. Very bright green cloth binding with rules in the blind and gilt lettering on the spine. The cover features a portrait of Dickens, who is suitably filled with gilt. Clean and bright text: 320 pages. This is one of the freshest texts Quercus has seen in a 19th-century book, lacking any foxing or browning; minor bumping; very close to a Fine copy. Penciled previous-owner and a bookseller's stamp on the endpapers. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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157 Dickens, Charles & Wilkie Collins No Thoroughfare
Boston Ticknor & Fields 1867 First American Edition. Paperback Good No Jacket 
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. This is the first published appearance of "No Thoroughfare," jointly written by Dickens and Collins for Christmas of 1867. This is a Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Published in wraps. The text is clean and bright; 42 pages, with ten pages of wonderful advertisements, split in front and rear. This copy is worn and creased at the edges; chipped at the spine but still securely attached; rated Good due to the wqear, but Plus added because still sound. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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158 Dickinson, Goldsworthy Lowes Letters from John Chinaman
London J.M. Dent & Company 1904 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: J.M. Dent & Company, 1904. An attractive small book of essays by Dickinson (1862-1932) who was a noted political scientist and philosopher. Originally published by R. Brimley Johnson in 1904. This is the Seventh Impression of Dent's reprint; a scarce edition. Green paper-covered boards with a green cloth spine; black lettering on the front and spine. Clean text; 63 pages. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY, with the penciled signature of Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963), literary critic and historian, on the front paste-down. Brooks won both the Pulitzer and National Book Award back to back. Also, there are his penciled notes on a rear endpaper, but Quercus has yet to decifer them, and leaves it to the next person who possesses the volume. The corners are bumped. No dustwrapper; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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159 Doig, Ivan Bucking the Sun
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 0684811715 / 9780684811710 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Fine copy in an unclipped DJ, marred only by a bit of shelf-wear. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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160 Dorris, Michael Cloud Chamber
New York Scribner 1997 0684815672 / 9780684815671 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Scribner, 1997. Nice copy of his final book before untimely death. Warmly INSCRIBED and dated on the Title Page. (This is the trade edition, not one of the publisher-issued signed editions.) DJ has a tiny bit of edgewear, else Fine. In archival protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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