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201 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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202 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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203 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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204 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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205 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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206 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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207 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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208 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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209 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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210 Faulkner, William Pylon
New York Harrison Smith and Robert Hass, Inc 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Hass, Inc, 1935. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (stated "First Printing, February 1935"). Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering over black band. Clean text; 315 pages, blue topstain. Spine is rubbed at margins and darkened; mild bumping and a bookplate covering a signature on the front paste-down. Lacking a dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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211 Faulkner, William The Mansion
London Chatto & Windus 1961 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1961. The final volume in Faulkner's "Snopes Trilogy," a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. Orange paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 399 pages. One bumped corner, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped, and shows minor edgewear: one small closed tear and two small chips on the spine; the spine has faded a bit. In an archival plastic protector. An attractive book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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212 Faulkner, William The Town
New York Random House 1957 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Random House, 1957. Second title in Faulkner's trilogy of the Snopes family. This is a Near Fine copy of a VARIANT in the First Edition. Stated First Printing. 371 pages, clean and fresh. Although in the red-orange binding with black lettering, green topstain, and white endpapers of the "corrected" second state, the misprint on page 327 remains. Quercus speculates that either this is "transitional" or human error is in play here. The dustjacket is unclipped (and definitely the second state). Light soiling, showing a bit of edgewear with two tiny closed tears, a wrinkle, and a 1/4" deep chip at the top of the spine, which is just starting to tan. Witrhal, a nice copy of one of the major works of literature in the XXth century. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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213 Faulkner, William The Town
New York Random House 1957 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1957. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Red cloth binding with titles in gilt and silver; reproduction signature of Faulkner on the front cover. Clean text; 371 pages. The paste-downs both have evidence of some sort of label removal, else a Fine copy. This copy has the mis-print on page 327 but the endpapers are white; perhaps a transitional state. The dustjacket has been clipped but has "5/57" on the bottom of the front flap. Very light edgewear, with a little wrinkling at the head of the spine. Front flap has a tear that has been repaired from the rear. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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214 Faversham, Julie Opp & Edwin Milton Royle The Squaw Man. A Novel
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1906 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1906. An adaptation of the best-known play of Edwin Milton Royle (1862-1942), which was filmed in 1914,1918, and 1931. The author(s) is (are) the actor William Faversham (1868-1940) and his wife Julie Opp (1873-1921). For such a popular success, the title is surprisingly scarce on the market.This is a Very Good copy of the popular reprint edition. There are five dramatic illustrations taken from scenes in the play Ochre cloth binding with a tipped-in photograph of a cowpoke on the front panel. The text is clean and fresh, shows some edgewear. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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215 Ferber, Edna Giant
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1952 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. The American novelist Edna Ferber (1885-1968) had many of her works made into plays and movies, including this one in 1956 - directed by George Stevens and with a rather incredible cast including Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Canadian Edition (stated). Uncommon thus. Black cloth binding with silver titling on the spine. Clean text; 447 pages. The dustjacket has been clipped, shows edgewear and some small chips on the spine. In an archival plastic protector.. First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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216 Ferber, Edna Ice Palace
Garden City Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1958 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1958. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated) Fresh and bright, tiny spot to topstain, else Fine. The dustjacket has been clipped, and has just a tiny bit of wrinkling/chipping to spine, else Fine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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217 Fergus, Charles Shadow Catcher
New York Soho 1991 0939149559 / 9780939149551 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Soho, 1991. Fine in unclipped DJ; publisher's brochure laid-in. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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218 Fergus, Charles Shadow Catcher
New York Soho 1991 0939149559 / 9780939149551 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Soho, 1991. Author's first novel, an evocative fictional treatment of the Wanamaker Expedition of 1913, "about Indians, about the power of images, and about truth. Fine copy that has been SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. The DJ is unclipped, shows just light shelf-rubbing, else Fine. In an archival plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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219 Field, Rachel Calico Bush
New York The Macmillan Company 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Allen Lewis 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931. Rachel Field won a Newberry Honor Award in 1931 for this historical novel. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Decorative cloth binding in blue and yellow, with black lettering on the front cover. Clean text; 213 pages. Illustrated with four wood engravings by Allen Lewis. Corners lightly bumped, with rubbing around the margins; the text, however, is pristine. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. Illus. by Allen Lewis. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Bushrangers, Finger, Charles J.
220 Finger, Charles J. Bushrangers
New York Robert M. McBride 1924 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus Paul Honore Signed
New York: Robert M. McBride, 1924. Finger won the Newberry Award in 1925; these tales of the Australian bush also feature gorgeous woodcut illustrations by Paul Honore; decorative endpapers. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing of the First Edition that has been INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title, along with a caricature of himself (there is a faint offset where some material had been laid in in the past). The stricking dustjacket is unclipped; there is a 1-1/4" chip in the upper right hand corner of the front panel; the spine has tanned. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Illus. by Paul Honore. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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