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181 Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan The Lost World
New York Hodder & Stoughton/George H. Doran Company 1912 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Hodder & Stoughton/George H. Doran Company, 1912. Doyle introduced Professor Challenger as a character in this work; the title serves as the name and description for an entire genre of adventure novels. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Tan ribbed cloth binding, with gilt titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 309 pages. Frontis and fifteen other illustrations. A sound copy of an iconic work, lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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182 Dreiser, Theodore An American Tragedy (2 Volumes)
New York Boni & Liveright 1926 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. Dreiser's most famous novel, and probably that which will preserve his reputation. These are Near Fine copies of the Sixth Printing of the First Trade Edition (September 1926). Two volumes, 431 pages and 409 pages; text is clean and fresh. Discreet bookseller's sticker on the rear paste-downs. Dark gray cloth bindings with gilt lettering; blindstamped medalion ("TJ") on the front cover. Very minimal wear to either volume, but Volume One has a few red spots on the spine (drops of blood?). This is the only real defect in what is otherwise, and remains, a very nice set. No dustjackets, but present is the marbeled original slipcase, showing no real wear. Very scarce with the slipcase in such nice condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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183 Dreiser, Theodore Moods. Cadenced & Declaimed
New York Boni & Liveright 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Hugh Gray Lieber 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1928. This is a Very Good copy of the First Trade Edition (a Limited Edition was published two years previously). Umber paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine and Dreiser's signature in gilt on the front cover. Clean text; xi, 385 pages. There are fifteen "symbols" by Hugh Gray Lieber. Light soil, mildly bumped, light rub to spine margins. A solid copy, somewhat less common than the limited version. Lacking the dustjacket.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Hugh Gray Lieber. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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184 Dreiser, Theodore The "Genius"
Garden City & New York Garden City Publishing Company 1923 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Garden City & New York: Garden City Publishing Company, 1923. Dreiser's fifth novel, an autobiographical work on art and sexuality, was originally published by John Lane in 1915. The publisher withdrew it, fearing legal action by anti-vice organizations who considered it obscene. Support for Dreiser by major American literary figures turned the tide and it was reissued by Horace Liveright in 1923. Not considered Dreiser's best work, its notoriety made it a best seller. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Reprint edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 736 pages. Red topstain, others rough-cut. Previous-owner inscription on the FFEP. Minor rubbing at the margins, and a small tear at the foot of the spine. A solid copy, lacking a dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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185 Dreiser, Theodore Twelve Men
New York Boni & Liveright 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1919. "Although world-famous for his novels Sister Carrie and Jennie Gerhardt, Theodore Dreiser was also highly accomplished in journalism, autobiography, and travel writing. In 1919, having recently accepted the publishing contract of a new publisher, Boni and Liveright, Dreiser proposed to publish a "book of characters" that would collect twelve biographical sketches of individuals who were major influences on Dreiser, both as a man and as a writer. The resulting narratives combine the best attributes of the character sketch, the autobiography, and the short story into miniature masterpieces of prose." (University of Pennsylvania Press). This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with yellow titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 360 pages. Bookplate on the front paste-down, and a small label on the rear. Minor rub to corners, top dusty, small spot on fore-edge; the spine has darkened but the lettering is perfectly clear. Lacking a dustjacket.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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186 Dupee, F.W. (Editor) The Question of Henry James
New York Henry Holt 1945 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Henry Holt, 1945. A collection of critical esays about Henry James, who remains today one of our most interesting and "modern" American writers. Edited by F.W. Dupee. First Edition (stated First Printing). Just a little edgewear, else Fine. Unclipped DJ has some chipping and creasing at the edges, light soil, and shelfwear. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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187 Duras, Marguerite The Ravishing of Lol Stein
New York Grove Press 1966 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Grove Press, 1966. Marguerite Donadieu (1914-1996) adopted the name Duras and wrote several novels that were filmed; she was a noted screenwriter. A communist in political sympathy, she worked for the Vichy government during World War II while spying for the Resistance. Originally published in France in 1964. This is a Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First American Edition. Translation by Richard Seaver. Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 181 pages. The dustjacket is unclipped. Tiny closed tear on the rear panel, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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188 Durham. Marilyn The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
New York Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1972 0151569401 / 9780151569403 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Plus 
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. The author's first novel, made into a popular film. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated, BCDEF line). Brown cloth binding with copper lettering on the spine. Clean text; 246 pages. Some sunfade along the margins. Previous-owner chop on the Title Page. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus): unclipped, very little wear evident, just some light tanning along the margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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189 Durrell, Lawrence Clea
New York Dutton 1960 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Dutton, 1960. Final book in the Alexandria Quartet. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Unclipped Third Printing DJ is sunned on the spine and has some minor creases and chips at its margins. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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190 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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191 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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192 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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193 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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194 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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195 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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196 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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197 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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198 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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199 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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200 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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