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Collection of primary works, broadsides, secondary works, and periodical contributions by Heaney, Seamus

2013. Contains 135 discrete volumes of the Irish Nobel Laureate's primary works of poetry and essays. These titles are represented in their first editions and subsequent issues (English and/or American), as well as some proofs and other variants. In addi…

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KONIG DAME BUBE. (KING QUEEN KNAVE).Signed by Nabokov, Vladimir

Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed Rarity. Nabokov, Vladimir. KONIG DAME BUBE [King Queen and Knave]. Berlin: Vertag Ullstein, [1930]., Extraordin…

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Cannery Row. by Steinbeck, John

n.p. (NY), n.p. (The Viking Press), n.d. (1944), first edition, wrappers. Softcover.. Advance copy, an uncorrected galley proof, bound in plain, unprinted tannish wrappers, printed on rectos only, a very scarce advanced state of this minor, or not so min…

From James M. Dourgarian, Bookman


The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. by Steinbeck, John

first edition.. This is a group of three carbon typescripts, all with holographic corrections by Steinbeck, and one carbon manuscript that comprise three chapters of what Farrar, Straus & Giroux published as The Acts of King Arthur and His Nobel Knights …

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Vile Bodies by WAUGH, EVELYN

London: Chapman & Hall, 1930. First Edition. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some small chips, not affecting illustration or lettering and with very minor internal archival mends. An observant bibliographically inclined collector of our acqua…

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.



Paris: Henry Babou and Jack Kahane, 1930.. Quarto. Printed wrappers. A fine copy in glassine with some tanning to the spine, in edgeworn and slightly marked slipcase with cracks at the front portions of the top and bottom panel joints and with a small po…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Clarence Edward Dutton An Appraisal. by Stegner, Wallace

Salt Lake City, University of Utah, n.d. (1935), first edition, wrappers. Softcover.. Author's First Book, a legendary rarity, the text is followed by a bibliography of Dutton's writing, the text is a condensation of Stegner's thesis at the State Univers…

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Cup of Gold. by Steinbeck, John

NY, Robert M. McBride, 1929, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover.. Author's First Book, first issue with top edge stained and with the final black leaf present, with the rare colorful pirate dust jacket illustrated by Mahlon Blaine, one of only 1,537 c…

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The Grapes of Wrath. by Steinbeck, John

NY, Viking, 1939, first edition, first printing, dust jacket. Hardcover.. No book is more identified with John Steinbeck than this masterpiece which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and which was the source for the film version directed by John Ford t…

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The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner, William

New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1929. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's black and white Art Deco style boards over white cloth spine lettered in black. Near Fine with toning to pages and to…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


All the Sad Young Men by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Fine/Fine. First edition, first printing with no damage to type on pages 38, 90 and 248; in a first state dust jacket with lips unbattered. Bound in publisher's green cloth with titles in b…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


The Blessing Way. by Hillerman, Tony

NY, Harper & Row, 1970, first edition, first printing.. This is the ultimate copy of Author's First Book, it is an Inscribed Presentation/Association Copy of the highest order, inscribed by Hillerman to Navajo artist Ernest Franklin who went on to create…

From James M. Dourgarian, Bookman


Saint Katy the Virgin. by Steinbeck, John

NY, McIntosh & Otis, n.d. (1936), first edition.. This is the typescript as submitted by Steinbeck's agents very likely to produce the signed/limited edition of this short story about a pig and its alleged virginity, it consists of the title page and 13 …

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Rich and exceptional letter in which Marcel Proust evokes his dinner at the Ritz, Ruskin, his physical appearance… and quotes Baudelaire to formulate his attraction for a man by Marcel PROUST

PROUST, Marcel (1871-1922) Autograph letter signed "Marcel Proust" to Robert de Billy [Paris, after July 15th, 1907] 5 pages in-8vo Fold mark, some small stains and ink stains on page 3. Extremely tiny missing on one page without affecting the text. Rich …

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Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr…

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