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61 Brown, Larry Dirty Work
Chapel Hill Algonquin 1989 0945575203 / 9780945575207 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Chapel Hill: Algonquin, 1989. Acclaimed Southern author's first published novel. Brown writes gritty tales of the working class society in a very distinctive voice. Fine copy in unclipped NF+ jacket. In archival plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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62 Brown, Larry Joe
London Hodder & Stoughton 1992 0340570725 / 9780340570722 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1992. Larry Brown (1951-2004) was one of the most interesting of the new generation of "Southern writers." He lived in Faulkner's home town, and his characters were definitely from the Snopes side of town. His early death is a true loss to literature. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition, published a year after the American, in a Fine, unclipped dustwrapper. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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63 Brown, Larry Rabbit Factory
New York Free Press 2003 0743245237 / 9780743245234 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Free Press, 2003. Larry Brown was a master of the hardscrabble Southern life. A wonderful writer who will be missed. Fine copy in Fine, unclipped DJ. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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64 Bukowski, Charles Bring Me Your Love
Santa Rosa Black Sparrow Press 1990 0876856067 / 9780876856062 Later Printing. Paperback Fine No Jacket R. Crumb 
Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 1990. A 14-page story, illustrated by R. Crumb. This is the Sixth Printing of the First Edition. Large softcover format; clean text. Lotsa fun! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by R. Crumb. 
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65 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology
Boston S.W. Tilton & Company 1883 Later Printing Paperback Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: S.W. Tilton & Company, 1883. The major work by Bulfinch (1796-1867). which is still read today in several forms. It was edited by E.E. Hale in 1881 and achieved great popularity as "Bulfinch's Mythology." This is a Very Good to Very Good Plus copy of a later printing of "A New and Enlarged Edition." Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Decorative endpapers; clean text; 472 pages, with index and dictionary. There is a partially erased signature on the FFEP. Rubbing to the head and foot of the spine; some minor scuffing, more prominent on the rear cover. An attractive copy of this important work. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Original Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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66 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology
Philadelphia David McKay 1898 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1898. The major work of Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867). and a classic that is still read today; indeed, the most comprehensive popular treatment until Edith Hamilton's. It appears in several forms It was first edited by E.E. Hale in 1881 and achieved great popularity as "Bulfinch's Mythology." This is a Near Fine copy of the "New, Revised Edition" edited here by Reverend J. Loughran Scott. "With a classical index and dictionary and nearly two hundred illustrations." Red decorative cloth binding with black decorations on the front panel ( a figure of Mercury); gilt lettering on the cover and the spine. Still very bright. Clean text, very bright quality paper; 501 pages, indexed, and one page advertising Murray's "Manual of Mythology." Mildly bumped, and a tiny ink spot on the lower fore-edge. Previous-owner signature on FFEP. Lacking the dustjacket, but a solid copy; not usually seen in such nice condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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67 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable or Beauties of Mythology By Thomas Bulfinch. A New Enlarged and Illustrated Edition
Boston S.W. Tilton & Company 1881 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Boston: S.W. Tilton & Company, 1881. The major work of Thomas Bulfinch ( ), originally published in 1855. This is a Very Good (minus) copy of the "Second Edition," with the text as edited by E.E. Hale (First Edition Thus). This became known as "Bulfinch's Mythology," still read today. Green cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Clean text; 472 pages, with index and vocabulary. The volume is still bright, with minor rubbing and bumped corners; but both gutters are tender, and they could use some reinforcement before general use. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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68 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable; or Beauties of Mythology
Boston & New York Lee & Shepard/Lee, Shepard, & Dillingham 1875 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston & New York: Lee & Shepard/Lee, Shepard, & Dillingham, 1875. The major work of Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867), still in print. This is a Very Good copy of a Later Printing by Shepard. Issued prior to E.E. Hale's popular revision of 1881. Maroon cloth binding with blindstamped and gilded design on the front panel; gilt lettering (somewhat faded) on the spine.Clean text, quite supple and readable; 488 pages (indexed). Many illustrations. No dustjacket. Quite a respectable copy of one of the most famous and influential works of the 19th century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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69 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable; Or Beauties of Mythology
Boston S.W. Tilton & Company 1855 First Thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: S.W. Tilton & Company, 1855. The major work by Bulfinch (1796-1867), collected by Hale in 1881 to form "Bulfinch's Mythology," which is still popular today. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition Thus, published in the same year as Sanborn's (acknowledged as the True First Edition). This version is quite scarce, with no copies held by major institutions, and rare on the market.In a bit of a bibliomystery, the Title Page is Tilton's but the spine names Lee & Shepard as the publisher. It seems to differ from Sanborn only in its subtitle.Green cloth binding with blindstamping and a gilt mythological scene on the front panel. Mildly bumped and light rub to the tips of the spine. Clean text; 485 pages, including the proper indices. Very supple and quite readable. Hinges a bit weak but holding nicely. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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70 Bulfinch, Thomas The Age of Fable; or, Stories of Gods and Heroes
Boston Sanborn, Carter, and Bazin 1855 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Sanborn, Carter, and Bazin, 1855. This is the first volume by Thomas Bulfinch (1796-1867) that, a quarter-century later, would be collected by Edward Everett Hale into "Bulfinch's Mythology," which is still popular today. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. 485 pages. Illustrated with line drawings. Clean text; foxing confined to the endpapers and tissue guard of the frontis. Two signatures are somewhat loose and stand a bit proud of the fore-edge. The blindstamped binding has faded into a light olive cover, except on the spine, which retains original brown and gilt. The corners are bumped and the spine is worn at head and foot. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. A very respectable copy of one of the more important cultural works of the last 150 years. Rather scarce except in the later editions, which were wildly popular. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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71 Burgess, Anthony 99 Novels. The Best in English Since 1939
New York Summit Books 1984 0671524070 / 9780671524074 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Summit Books, 1984. Burgess, a literary polymath, is best known for his dystopian satire "A Clockwork Orange." This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Light green paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 160 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is also Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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72 Burgess, Anthony A Dead Man in Deptford
New York Carroll & Graf 1995 0786701927 / 9780786701926 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Carroll & Graf, 1995. Burgess's romp through the Elizabethan world of Kit Marlowe and his mysterious murder in a tavern brawl. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Black cloth binding withgilt lettering. Clean text; 272 pages, with Author's Note. The dustjacket is unclipped. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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73 Burgess, Anthony A Dead Man in Deptford
London Hutchinson 1993 0091779774 / 9780091779771 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London: Hutchinson, 1993. A delightful Elizabethan romp, "solving" the mysterious death of Christopher Marlowe in a tavern brawl. This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. The dustwrapper is also Fine and unclipped. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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74 Burgess, Anthony Byrne. A Novel
New York Carroll & Graf 1997 078670456X / 9780786704569 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Carroll & Graf, 1997. The last great work by the great English author, published posthumously. Even though called "a novel," it is actually a novel written in epic verse - a tour de force indeed. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Orange paper boards with a plum cloth spine and gilt lettering. 150 great pages. The dustjacket is unclipped; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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75 Burgess, Anthony Enderby's Dark Lady, or No End to Enderby
London Hutchinson 1984 0091560500 / 9780091560508 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
London: Hutchinson, 1984. A Fine copy of the First English Edition. DJ is unclipped, also Fine; illustration by Alastair Taylor. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Half-Leather. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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76 Burgess, Anthony Little Wilson and Big God
New York Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986 1555841007 / 9781555841003 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986. First part of the late author's autobiography, covering his early life and up to his decision to be a writer (which he was - some 50 works!). This is a Fine copy of the First Edition in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. Plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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77 Burgess, Anthony The Devil's Mode
New York Random House 1989 0394576705 / 9780394576701 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Random House, 1989. First collection of stories by Burgess, one of the bright lights of XXth Century letters. Unclipped DJ has some very slight wrinkling at the edges, else Fine. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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78 Burgess, Gelett The Maxims of Methuselah. Being the Advice Given By the Patriarch of His Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to His Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1907 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Louis D. Fancher 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1907. (Frank) Gelett Burgess (1866-1951), known for his nonsense verse and his satirical magazine, "The Lark," was a well-known figure of the San Francisco literary scene. Here is his "Biblical" take on the War Between the Sexes. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Delightfully and profusely illustrated by Louis D. Fancher (1884-1944) with designs on every page as well as the paper cover. Light edgewear and bumping. Lacking the dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Louis D. Fancher. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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79 Burnett, W.R. Saint Johnson
New York & Chicago A.L. Burt Company 1930 Reprint Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York & Chicago: A.L. Burt Company, 1930. The third novel by the author of "Little Caesar," made famous by the gangster movie version. This is set in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880's and was also made into several movie versions. First published by Dial in 1930. This is a Near Fine copy of the reprint by Burt from the same year. Both are scarce. Bright orange cloth binding with black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 305 pages, with four pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Some light bumping to the bottom edges, else a Fine copy. The iconic dustjacket, by Edna Reindel, is not clipped.. There are more publisher adverts for "Popular Copyright Fiction" on the reverse of the jacket. It shows some edgewear, and the spine is slightly darkened. In an archival plastic protector.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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80 Burnett, W.R. The Asphalt Jungle
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1949 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. American novelist William Riley Burnett (1889-1982) is generally regarded as "hard-boiled." A prolific screenwriter himself, many of his novels were adapted (sometimes by himself) into classic movies. "Asphalt Jungle" became one of the most prominent. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated). Decorative paper-covered boards/spine in white, violet, and black. Extremely attractive! Clean twxt; 271 pages. The dustjacket is Very Good (Plus). Unclipped, showing minor edgewear, but with two chips at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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