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Another Sanibel Sunset Detective

Base, Ron

(Toronto: West-End Books, 2012.) 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half-title page. A novel of mystery and intrigue in Southwest Florida featuring Sanibel Island detective Tree Callister. 232 pages. Paperbound with stiff glossy covers. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Fine, flawless condition.

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$ 10.00
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Letters from a Life Insurance Man to His Son (Signed)

Swift, Bert

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1924
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 3rd Edition
Self-published in New Bedford, Mass., (c. 1924.) Printed by Reynolds Press. Stated 3rd edition. Signed and inscribed by the author in 1931. A series of 20 light-hearted letters about life and life insurance. A clever format for the author to discuss marketing strategies, customer psychology, etc. The final "Addenda" page is a quote from Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft community and author of similar books of wit and wisdom. 43 pp. Small hardcover. 7.25 x 5 inches. Nicely printed with colored initials and text. VG with light wear, a couple of small spots. Sound, tight binding. Scarce, especially signed. WorldCat locates just three copies.

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$ 45.00
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A Candidate for Murder

Nixon, Joan Lowery

(NY) : Delacorte Press, (1991.) 1st edition, 1st printing. Signed and inscribed by Joan Lowery Nixon on the title page. A mystery novel featuring the daughter of a candidate for Texas governor. A political thriller by Nixon, prolific author of books for younger readers. Nixon (1927-2003) is the only author to win four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. 210 pp. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. VG overall. Light wear to the dust jacket. Sound, tight binding. Appears to be unread. Jacket is protected by a new clear archival cover.

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$ 15.00
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Psalm (Signed Limited, 1/100)

Davis, Carol Ann

Dorset VT: Tupelo Press, 2007. Limited edition of 100 copies; this is No. 4. Signed by the author on the title page. The author's debut collection of poetry. Poems of love, loss and the wonders of the world amid the cycle of life. 55 pp. Clothbound hardcover in dust jacket. 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Near Fine. Never read. Jacket is protected by a new clear archival cover.

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$ 20.00
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Vapor & Voice (Signed 1/100)

Kollmar, Richard

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1975
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Self-published in 1975. Limited edition of 100 copies. Printed at the Oliphant Press in New York. Signed by the author with a lively inscription. Poetry by Richard Kollmar (b. 1941.) He was the son of well-known parents, actor/producer Richard Kollmar and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen, also prominent for her regular appearances on the television show What's My Line? 12 pp. + colophon. Bound in olive paper wraps with inner flaps. 9.75 by 6 inches. Printed on cream Artlaid paper. VG with light wear and signs of age.

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$ 10.00
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The Chávez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela (Signed)

Golinger, Eva

(Havana, Cuba): Editorial José Martí, (2005.) 1st edition. Signed by the author. A true story "full of pillage, robbery, political blackmail, a mercenary spirit and violence." Based on declassified U.S. government documents. The author (b. 1944) is an American-born Venezuelan attorney, confidante of late president Hugo Chávez and an advisor to his socialist government. Signed on the title page and inscribed in Caracas with "Revolutionary Regards." 267 pp., with a section of reproduced documents. Paperbound, 9 x 5.75 inches. VG with moderate wear, small stain inside the front cover, lightly affecting the first few pages. Sound, tight binding. Text clean and unmarked. Uncommon signed.

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$ 10.00
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Arcady's Goal (Signed ARC)

Yelchin, Eugene

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2014
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: Advance Copy / Uncorrected Proof
  • ISBN: 9780805098440
NY: Henry Holt and Co., (2014.) "Advance Reader's Edition." Issued to book reviewers prior to the published 1st edition. Signed by the author in blue marker. A story of Soviet Russia for younger readers. A young boy finds salvation in playing soccer in an orphanage for the children of enemies of the state. Nicely illustrated by the author. 234 pp. Paperbound 7 by 5.5 inches. Fine, unread condition. An engaging work by Eugene Yelchin, a Newbery Honor award winner for Breaking Stalin's Nose. (We also have a signed copy of that title available.)

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$ 20.00
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Breaking Stalin's Nose (Signed)

Yelchin, Eugene

NY: Square Fish, (2013.) A reprint of the edition published by Henry Holt in 2011. Historical novel of a young boy's life in Soviet Russia during the Stalin era. Winner of a Newbery Honor award. Signed by Eugene Yelchin "To Glenda" in blue marker on the half-title. 167 pp. Nicely illustrated by the author. Paperbound. 7 by 5.5 inches. Newbery Honor sticker on the front cover. Upper rear corner bumped, but VG+ otherwise. Appears to be unread. (We also have listed a signed copy of Arcady's Goal by Yelchin.)

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$ 15.00
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Literary Admirers of Alfred Stieglitz

Thomas, F. Richard

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1983). 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. A study of the photography of Alfred Stieglitz and its influence on four American authors: Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane and Sherwood Anderson. Illustrated by 16 pages of b&w photographs and reproductions. 102 pages with notes, selected bibliography and index. Hardcover, 9.25 x 6.25 inches. VG in dust jacket that is moderately worn and faded at the spine. Sound binding. Clean internally. Jacket is protected by a clear archival cover. Uncommon signed.

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$ 15.00
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Braunschweiger Kostbarkeiten des Kunsthandwerks (Signed Presentation to US Ambassador)

Flesche, Herman

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: Very Good
Braunschweig: Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei und Verlag, 1956. ***Signed presentation copy given to the first United States ambassador to West Germany. An illustrated book on the art and craft treasures of the historic city of Braunschweig, Germany. 104 pp. German text with 43 photographs in b&w. Quarto hardcover in dust jacket. 10 by 7.75 inches. VG with moderate wear. Sound, tight binding. With calligraphy inscription in German to the US ambassador on his visit in November 1956. Not personalized but the recipient was James Bryant Conant, a former Harvard president who was ambassador to West Germany from 1955-1957 in the early Cold War era. Inscription roughly translates: To His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States in greeting on the occasion of the visit. Signed by Otto Benneman, then the mayor of Braunschweig, and Dr. Erich Walter Lotz, the city manager. Round ink stamp of Stadt Braunschweig. (Found in New England with other books from the personal library of James Bryant Conant, 1893-1978.)

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$ 25.00
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The Children

Bohince, Paula

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2012
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Louisville, Ky.: Sarabande Books, (2012.) 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by the author. Signed notecard also laid in. The author's second collection of poetry. Poems of nostalgia, the cycles of nature, isolation, solitude, and more. 72 pp. Paperbound, 9 x 6 inches. VG with slight edge wear. Sound, tight binding. Signed by Bohince on the title page and in an enclosed card from The Frost Place at Robert Frost's former farmhouse in Franconia, NH. Bohince was the Dartmouth Poet in Residence there in 2012. Frost Place bookmark and brochure also laid in.

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$ 10.00
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Many Are Called: Forty-Two Short Stories

Newhouse, Edward

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1951
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
NY: William Sloane Associates, (1951.) 1st edition. Signed and inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Stories of the American scene by Edward Newhouse, 1911-2002, a prolific fiction writer in the years before and after World War II. Most of these stories first appeared in The New Yorker. Signed in Westport, NY, where his wife Dorothy DeLay, a Juilliard violin instructor, was associated with the Meadowmount School of Music. 384 pages. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. VG/VG with moderate wear, one small closed to the dust jacket. Not price-clipped. Protected by a new clear archival cover. Sound binding. Some age-toning, but text clean and unmarked. Uncommon signed.

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$ 35.00
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NY: Picador, (c. 1998.) Reprint edition. Signed by the author. A compelling account of the 1994 genocide that ensued after the government of Rwanda called on the Hutu majority to kill everyone in the Tutsi minority. 356 pages. Trade paperback, 8.25 by 5.5 inches. VG with no flaws. Signed by Philip Gourevitch in ink on the title page. "Signed by the author" sticker on the front cover.

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$ 10.00
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Blight

Melhem, D.H.

NY: Riverrun Press, (1995.) 1st edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A moral fable about a man who discovers gnome-like creatures in his barren garden. A story of love, treachery and murder -- and a microcosm of human society. 145 pp. Hardcover, 8.75 x 5.75 inches. VG in dust jacket. Sound, tight binding. "Autographed Copy" sticker on front panel of the jacket. Protected by a new clear archival cover.

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$ 10.00
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Outside the Garden: Poems and Painting

Lamb, Jasmine; Lamb, Rosy

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2008
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Self-published in 2008. Printed in Lewiston, Maine. 1st edition of [1,500 copies.] A collaboration by two sisters. Poems by Jasmine Lamb and several paintings in color by Rosy Lamb, an expatriate artist who lives and works in Paris. Signed and inscribed by Jasmine Lamb in 2013. Unpaginated. (40 pp.) Paperbound with stiff glossy covers. 8.25 x 8.25 inches. Near Fine condition. Crisp, clean and unmarked.

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$ 20.00
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The Nijmegen Proof: A Romance of Rare Books (Advance Proof)

Barkworth, S. [pseudonym of Arthur Freeman]

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 1987
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Philadelphia: Holmes Publishing Co., 1987. Advance proof of the limited 1st edition. One of just 14 advance copies (hand-corrected on the cover from 12.) Signed and inscribed by the publisher and the book designer. A bibliomystery about the pursuit of a fragmentary lost text printed with strange movable type before Gutenberg. A lively, unsettling tale of desire and deceit in the rare book world. 151 pp. 8vo, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Stiff green wraps. Dated 12/7/87. A couple of stains to the rear cover, but Near Fine otherwise. Signed in 1989 by publisher David J. Holmes and designer Ellis J. Neel Jr. Inscribed "For Phil" [Philip Cronenwett, 1946-2018, a former special collections librarian at Amherst and Dartmouth colleges.] An uncommon advance proof. Very scarce due to the small number printed. ***See our other listings for the 1st edition of 650 copies, signed by both author and publisher to the same recipient above.

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$ 75.00
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Paul Matthews: Seasonal Landscapes

Matthews, Paul

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2009
  • Condition: Near Fine
Westport, NY: Atea Ring Gallery, 2009. 1st edition. Signed by the artist in silver marker on the title page. An exhibition catalog of work by Paul Matthews (American, 1933-2019.) Vivid landscapes and cloud-scapes inspired by the beauty of the Adirondacks. Matthews lived and painted seasonally in Keene, NY. Paperbound, 8.5 x 11 inches. (42) pp. Near Fine. A nice copy of an uncommon art catalog.

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$ 25.00
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This Was the Photo League: Compassion and the Camera from the Depression to the Cold War

Tucker, Anne Wilkes; Cass, Claire; Daiter, Stephen

  • Seller: Lux Libri
  • Published: 2001
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Chicago: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001, in conjunction with the John Cleary Gallery of Houston. 1st edition. Large photography book / exhibition catalogue. Signed and inscribed by John Cleary (1937-2008), who supplied many of the photos and hosted the inaugural exhibit at his gallery. Promotional postcard for the Cleary Gallery exihbit is laid in. Compelling images by Photo League members. Taken from 1936 to 1951 and aimed at spurring social change through documentary photography. 176 pp, mainly captioned plates. Biographical sketches of the roughly 70 photographers. Clothbound hardcover in dust jacket. Approx. 11.25 x 9.25 inches. VG with some bumps to the edges, tear/wrinkle at the base of the jacket spine. Sound, tight binding. Jacket is protected by a new clear archival cover. A solid, clean copy overall. Uncommon with John Cleary's signature.

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$ 75.00
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The Nijmegen Proof: A Romance of Rare Books

Barkworth, S. [Arthur Freeman]

Philadelphia: Holmes Publishing Co., 1988. 1st edition. Limited to 650 copies. Signed by the author and the publisher. A bibliomystery about the pursuit of a fragmentary lost text printed with strange movable type before Gutenberg. A lively, unsettling tale of desire and deceit in the rare book world. 151 pp. 8vo, 8.75 x 5.75 inches. Clothbound hardcover. VG/VG. Dust jacket is lightly worn and evenly faded at the spine. Protected by a new clear archival cover. Signed by the author on the colophon page as S. Barkworth [pseudonym of London bookseller Arthur Freeman.] Signed and inscribed by publisher David J. Holmes on the front blank in the year of publication. The recipient was Philip Cronenwett (1946-2018), a former special collections librarian at Amherst and Dartmouth colleges. ***We also have listed the advance proof of this title. Limited to just 14 copies and signed by the publisher and designer.

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$ 35.00
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These Americans (Women's March on Washington)

Jelinek, Mercedes

Queens, NY: +Kris Graves Projects, 2017 An artist's photo book. [Queens, NY] : +Kris Graves Projects, (2017.) 1st edition. Limited to 300 copies, per the publisher's website. Signed by Mercedes Jelinek in ink on the title page. Photographs taken at the Women's March on Washington, DC, the main location for worldwide protests that gave voice to the "Resistance" the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated. [68] pages. 9 by 6 inches. Nicely designed pictorial hardcover in Near Fine condition. Not issued with a dust jacket. No owner signatures or other marks. Sound, tight binding. Scarce by virtue of the small edition size.

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$ 65.00
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