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ALAN SILLITOE:THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER—First Edition!

By: SILLITOE, Alan.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen, 1959

Edition: [First edition]


A collection of nine stories including the famous novelette which titles the book. A Good + to V.g. -- with two bumped corners, light soiling and foxing to page edges; the d.j., is price-clipped with slight discoloration and moderate wear. Fine copies in d.j., in the UK of this era are not common. #11JS View more info

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ARKHAM HOUSE: AUGUST DERLETH—SOMEONE IN THE DARK. Arkham's 2nd published book! The Richard M. Jefts, Arkham House Collection

By: DERLETH, August.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Sauk City,, Arkham House, 1941

Edition: [First Edition]


A collection of sixteen ghost stories, or near ghost stories, which Derleth considered "stories that could be read twice." The book is divided into three sections: NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD—containing nine stories; A HOUSE WITH SOMEBODY IN IT—containing five stories, and VISITORS FROM DOWN UNDER—with two stories. I'm sure this was a stopgap book, published—or perhaps "donated" —to help put some cash into Arkham House's coffers until THE OUTSIDER—which was stil... View more info

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BAD RONALD.

By: VANCE, JACK.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: San Francisco/Columbia, PA:, Underwood-Miller,, 1982.

Edition: First Hardcover Edition.


One of the few mainstream novels by this noted Fantasy Grandmaster. Another of the handsome books published by the team of Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller during their terrific publishing run of the 1970's & '80's. Only 600 copies of this the first hardcover edition were produced. Spine of d.j., very slightly toned. View more info

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CLARK ASHTON SMITH: ODES AND SONNETS, 1918. 200 NUMBERED copies. In deluxe Traycase!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON

Price: $650.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1918

Edition: [First edition]


Clark Ashton Smith's 2nd book. And a beautiful thing it is too, printed upon handmade papers for the Book Club of California by the San Francisco printers, Taylor & Taylor. Only 300 numbered copies and a scarce book as it is collected by CAS collectors, Book Club of California collectors, and Californiana collectors. Fifteen poems by the author with four taken from his first book, The Star-Treader. A fine copy with spine label fully intact. A delicate book bound with v... View more info

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CLARK ASHTON SMITH:SEPULTURE—HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Auburn, Calif., Auburn Journal,, 1922

Edition: [First Edition]


The original holograph first draft of the author's Sonnet—SEPULTURE. Dated, "Oct. 13, 1918." Signed in full—"Clark Ashton Smith." Manuscripts entirely in Smith's hand are scarce, as he customarily destroyed the holograph once it was typed and published—he had virtually no storage space in the cabin he shared with his parents! Presented in a Roy A. Squires binder. Fine. View more info

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CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE CALL OF THE WIND—TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON.

Price: $850.00


The original typescript of the author's poem—THE CALL OF THE WIND. Not dated ibythe author, but it's a very early manuscript as the author's using "C. Ashton Smith" as his signature, a signature he stopped using befor the publication of his first book in 1912. Signed in full—"C. Ashton Smith." The page is chipped at the edges but does not affect any text. In a Roy A. Squires presentation binder. Rare signature, thus! View more info

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CLARK ASHTON SMITH:THE DESERT GARDEN—TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Auburn, Calif., Auburn Journal,, 1922

Edition: [First Edition]


The original typescript of the author's poem—THE DESERT GARDEN. Signed in full—"Clark Ashton Smith." Four corrections in the author's hand. There is a hole in the leaf that does not affect any wording. Presented in a Roy A. Squires binder. View more info

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CLARK ASHTON SMITH:TO LOVE—TYPED MANUSCRIPT SIGNED!

By: SMITH, CLARK ASHTON.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Auburn, Calif., Auburn Journal,, 1922

Edition: [First Edition]


The original typescript of the author's Sonnet—TO LOVE. Dated in the author's hand, "Apr.. 23, 1920." Signed in full—"Clark Ashton Smith." Presented in a Roy A. Squires binder. Fine. View more info

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DREAMER

By: DUNNING, John.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Huntington Beach, Calif., James Cahill, Publishing,, 1995.

Edition: First Edition.


A nifty little tale from the dicey-Dunning of blackmail gone very bad! One of 100 SIGNED, NUMBERED & SLIPCASED copies. Issued w/o d.j. A small book of 54 pages measuring 4-1/4 x 6-1/2 View more info

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EVENING SONG: BY THE AUTHOR OF PORTRAIT OF JENNIE. 250 COPIES - SIGNED!

By: NATHAN, Robert.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara,, Capra Press,, 1973

Edition: First Edition.


Seventeen pages of poetry celebrating Love and the passage of Time; beautifully writ. A sensitive and warm two-page introduction to Nathan and his work by Peter S. Beagle - "I owe him more as a writer, than to anyone else . . . he understands Time in a way unequalled by any other writer of my acquaintance . . . he moves in Time like a dolphin through the sea." In LOVE he sees even more. A delicate little handbound - hardbacked book of only 250 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNE... View more info

Image for Ezra Pound - PROVENCA: Poems Selected from Personae, Exultations & Canzoniere - True 1st: 200 copies!

Ezra Pound - PROVENCA: Poems Selected from Personae, Exultations & Canzoniere - True 1st: 200 copies!

By: POUND, Ezra.

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Cambridge. MA., Small, Maynard and Co., 1910

Edition: First Edition.


The true first printing of only 200 copies with brown inked covers. Quite a nice copy with the hinges intact, no cracking and the cover paper is excellent, not worn thru as commonly found. Very good. View more info

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GEMINI - MANUSCRIPT EDITION - 1 OF 15 COPIES W/ORIGINAL POETRY LEAF, SIGNED!

By: COLLIER, John.

Price: $695.00

Publisher: London,, The Ulysses Press, Ltd., 1931.

Edition: [First edition]


A very early work by an author we most associate as being one of the premier short story writers of the 20th century. Collier wanted to be a poet and certainly received praise and notice from the likes of Edith Sitwell, whose review of the book was reproduced in the accompanying advertisement. The book was issued in two editions: a regular limited edition of 170 signed, numbered copies, and THIS deluxe edition of ONLY 15 vellum-spined copies, SIGNED & NUMBERED WITH AN ... View more info

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GEORGE ORWELL: ANIMAL FARM: A Fairy Story. First Edition!

By: ORWELL, George

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: London, Secker and Warburg, 1945

Edition: First published May 1945


The 2nd most famous book by this noted dystopian chronicler. A sliver of a book, only 92 pages in length perfectly suited to the British paper starved War effort. A 20th Century classic. Contemporary previous owner's inscription suitably reads: " For January 29th. To my darling father—a story that might bridge our political differences!" penned in fountain ink. A very good copy, lightly rubbed at heel; d.j., is good + with some color rubbed from spine and some letter... View more info

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GEORGE ORWELL: NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR. First Edition! ANIMAL FARM First Edition Also available!

By: ORWELL, George

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: London, Secker and Warburg, 1949

Edition: First published May 1945


"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen" —A great opening line to the most famous book by this noted dystopian chronicler. Universally acclaimed as one of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century, 1984 —with the overseeing technology and political "Rightness"—seems even more relevant today than when first written. A notable copy in its own right, this is from the library of the last Duc de Richelieu—1875-1952, which is stamped on... View more info

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HORNBLOWER AND THE HOTSPUR

By: FORESTER, C.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph, 1962

Edition: [First Edition]


The last completed Hornblower novel but fills in earlier chronological gaps in the noted character's career. Spine gilt bright; no bumped corners - unusual for these light boards - dusting at page edges; Condition commensurate with age and the British climate. V.g.-., in good+ d.j. View more info