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181 Durrell, Lawrence The Dark Labyrinth
New York E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1962 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1962. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing (4th) of the First American Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with red lettering on the spine. Clean text; 266 pages; includes Author's Note at the end. The dustjacket has been clipped; shows edgewear with small chips; spine is a bit faded. In an archival plastic protector.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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182 Durrenmatt, Friedrich The Quarry
Greenwich New York Graphic Society 1962 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Greenwich: New York Graphic Society, 1962. An intellectual thriller by the Swiss author (1921-1990) who was perhaps most famous for his plays "The Physicists" and "The Visit." This novel was translated from the original German by Eva H. Morreale and originally appeared in magazine form. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with silver lettering and decoration. The unclipped DJ is Very Good Plus to Near Fine, with some light nicking along the margins, one small closed tear on the front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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183 Eco, Umberto Baudolino
New York Harcourt, Brace & Co 2002 0151006903 / 9780151006908 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 2002. A return to the Middle Ages by the author of "The Name of the Rose." Signed bookplate tipped in to half-title. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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184 Eco, Umberto Umberto Eco on Literature
New York Harcourt 2004 0151008124 / 9780151008124 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Harcourt, 2004. The Fisrt American Edition (stated), a collection of essays by the famed novelist and semanticist, author of "The Name of the Rose." Translated from the Italian by Martin McLaughlin, who has SIGNED this copy on a tipped-in plate. A Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, appearing to be As New, and rather uncommon despite Eco's fame. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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185 Edgerton, Clyde Redeye. A Western
Chapel Hill Algonquin 1995 1565120604 / 9781565120600 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1995. Author's sixth book. INSCRIBED by Edgerton (dated 1995) on Title Page. In plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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186 Eliot, T.S. Ezra Pound. His Metric and Poetry
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1917 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Henri Gautier-Brzeska 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1917. Eliot's second book, published anonymously and in an edition of only 1000 copies. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Ribbed paper-covered binding with gilt lettering on the front cover; the original pink colour is a bit faded toward the edges and the spine has turned to brown. Clean text; 31 pages, with a bibliography. The black and white frontis illustration is by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. The corners are bumped. A sound copy of an important work connecting two of the great modernists of the Twentieth Century. Lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Henri Gautier-Brzeska. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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187 Eliot, T.S. Four Quartets
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1943 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. The four quartets are "Burnt Norton," "East Coker," "The Dry Salvages," and "Little "Gidding,"comprising one of the high spots of Twentieth Century modernist literature; some consider this the impetus for Eliot's Nobel Prize in 1948. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Issue, lacking the dustjacket. The small first printing was recalled and mainly destroyed by the publisher. Black cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 39 pages. Hints of bumping; spine somewhat dulled; at a certain angle of sight there is some sort of splatter mark visible. Still, a solid copy of this classic work.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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188 Elton, Ben Blast From the Past
New York Delacorte Press 1999 0385334559 / 9780385334556 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1999. Another satirical thriller from British author Elton, a Golden Dagger winner. Fine in Fine DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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189 Elton, Ben Inconceivable
New York Bantam 1999 0593044797 / 9780593044797 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Bantam, 1999. Another satirical novel from British author Elton, a triple-threat who also writes hit plays and does stand-up comedy. Fine in Fine DJ Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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190 Elton, Ben Popcorn
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312169655 / 9780312169657 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: St. Martin's, 1997. British author Elton's satirical Hollywood thriller won a Golden Dagger Award. White DJ is difficult to find without immediate severe wear. This copy has some slight edgewear on spine, small smudge on rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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191 Erdrich, Louise Four Souls
New York HarperCollins 2004 0066209757 / 9780066209753 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: HarperCollins, 2004. A Fine copy of the First Edition (Stated). This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the flyleaf. The DJ is unclipped. Publisher's sticker affixed to front panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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192 Esquivel, Laura Malinche
New York Atria Books 2006 074329033X / 9780743290333 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Jordi Castells Signed
New York: Atria Books, 2006. A novel of the legendary love affair between Malinalli and Hernan Cortes by the author of "Like Water for Chocolate." Translation by Ernesto Mestre-Reed. Illustrated by Jordi Castells. A Fine copy of the First Edition SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. The design of the dustjacket is quite interesting, illustrated on the reverse which folds out to become a poster should you wish. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Jordi Castells. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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193 Farrell, James T. Bernard Clare
New York Vanguard 1946 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Vanguard, 1946. A Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Original bookshop price sticker on Rear Endpaper. Wartime paper stock still good. DJ has light creases, tanning, old tape repairs inside. Very presentable. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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194 Farrell, James T. Gas-House McGinty
Cleveland World Publishing 1944 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
Cleveland: World Publishing, 1944. ".a novel of extraordinary power.Rough and tough and hard as nails!" (from the dustjacket flap). Originally published in 1933, this is a wartime reprint (the Fifth Printing) under the Tower Books label. (Since it has a new introduction by Farrell, it could also be stretched to call in a "First Edition Thus.") Dark blue cloth binding, with light blue lettering on the spine. Clean text; 250 pages. POS on theFFEP; price label on rear paste-down. A bit rubbed. The attraction of this book is the tremendously evocative dustjacket art, which is now in an archival plastic protector; a couple of chips, but still with atmosphere! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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195 Farrell, James T. Gas-House McGinty
Cleveland & New York World Publishing 1942 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Cleveland & New York: World Publishing, 1942. Originally published by Vanguard in 1933; this is a Very Good (minus) copy of the "Tower Books Edition" (stated First Printing). Dark blue cloth binding , lettered in red on the spine and with the Tower Books logo on the front cover. Clean text; 364 pages. Bumped and with some smudges; this would be a good Reading Copy, not for the advanced collector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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196 Fast, Howard Spartacus
New York Self (Howard Fast) 1952 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Self (Howard Fast), 1952. A Later Printing (4th) of the First Trade Edition of this famous novel, basis of Stanley Kubrick's film (screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, and starring Kirk Douglas) - not only a great film, but historically important because it broke the Blacklist. Self-published by Fast. This is a Near Fine copy. Orange cloth binding with black lettering; slight bump to one corner; minor offsetting to the endpapers, and a previous-owner signature to the front paste-down. The striking dustjacket features a drawing by the great African-American artist Charles White, and is in Very Good condition. There are some small chips (head & foot of spine, corners of panels). The jacket is darkened on the spine and starting to tan. True to his convictions, the rear panel bears a union printing label; now in an archival plastic protector. Withal, a very presentable copy of this great and scarce work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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197 Fast, Howard Spartacus
New York Self (Howard Fast) 1951 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
New York: Self (Howard Fast), 1951. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Printing of this famous novel, basis of Stanley Kubrick's film (screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, and starring Kirk Douglas) - not only a great film, but historically important because it broke the Hollywood Blacklist. Self-published by Fast. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 363 pages, very bright and fresh. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the FFEP. Very lightly bumped; sunning around the margins, particularly at the head and foot of the spine. The striking dustjacket features a drawing by the great African-American artist Charles White, and is in Very Good condition. Although complete (unclipped; this copy has the $5.00 price)) it has edgewear, with some nicks and chips; the chips at the head and foot of the spine are the culprits causing the sunfade on the book. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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198 Faulkner, William Doctor Martino and Other Stories
New York Harrison Smith and Rebert Haas 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: Harrison Smith and Rebert Haas, 1934. An early anthology of fourteen stories. This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt titling on the front cover, dark blue on the spine Clean text; 371 pages. Exceptionally nice text, but rubbed at the margins, as is the gilt on the cover. Bumped, and the spine has faded to an even tan. Presents better than it sounds. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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199 Faulkner, William Go Down, Moses and Other Stories
London Chatto & Windus 1960 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1960. Seven related stories by the winner of the Nobel Prize. The original Chatto edition was in 1942; this is a Near Fine copy of a new edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 269 pages. Light fading around the margins; else a Fine copy. The striking dustwrapper (design by John Woodcock) is unclipped. Very Good (Plus) condition; lightly faded and with two small chips on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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200 Faulkner, William New Orleans Sketches
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1958 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1958. These stories and sketches, some of the earliest of Faulkner's fiction, opposed to his early concentration on poetry. Published in the New Orleans "Times-Picayune" newspaper.This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Some of the stories had been published piecemeal, and there was an edition printed in Japan two years prior. Stated First Printing. Gray paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Introduction by Carvel Collins. Clean text; 223 pages. Review copy, with a laid-in slip from the publisher. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. The dustjacket is unclipped; tanned on the reverse and along the edges (which is only noticeable on the top of the flaps when opened. Tiny (1/8") loss to head of spine and some stains visible on the rear panel. Withal, an attractive copy of an important Faulkner title. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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