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61 (Fitzgerald, F. Scott). West, James L.W., III THE PERFECT HOUR: The Romance of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, His First Love
New York: Random House, (2005). 1400063086 / 9781400063086 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 211 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles. 
"A fascinating look inside the world of Ginevra King, Fitzgerald's first and crucially important love. Without her rejection of him, many of Fitzgerald's greatest stories and novels might never have been written."--Scott Donaldson. 
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New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1963). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 

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63 (Frost, Robert). Bradley, David ROBERT FROST: A Tribute To The Source
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979). Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 

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64 (Frost, Robert). Evans, William R. ROBERT FROST AND SIDNEY COX: Forty Years of Friendship
Hanover, NH: University Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket. 

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65 (Frost, Robert). Morrison, Kathleen ROBERT FROST: A Pictorial Chronicle
New York/Chicago/San Francisco: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1974). 0030126010 / 9780030126017 First edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. A whisper of rubbing to the shelf edges, else fine, in gilt-lettered milk chocolate cloth shelfback over beige boards; in a mildly age-toned, very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock. 
A combination of memories and images assembled by Morrison, a close associate of Robert Frost from 1938 until the poet's death in 1963. With 78 black-and-white photographs, many of them never or rarely seen before. 133 pages, plus colophon. 
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66 (Frost, Robert). Munson, Gorham B. ROBERT FROST: A Study in Sensibility and Good Sense
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1927). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint foxing to preliminaries, stylish bookplate to pastedown, mild fading to spine, a few dots of stain to spine; thus near fine; in blue binding with black stamping; lacking dust jacket. 
Short early biographical study of the notable American poet. Appendices-- A: Selected British Opinion on Robert Frost; B: Bibliography; and C: Robert Frost on Education. 135 pages including index. 
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67 (Frost, Robert). Thornton, Richard, edited by RECOGNITION OF ROBERT FROST: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1937). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in olive-green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a good only dust jacket: worn, soiled, age-darkened, with chipping to the upper front panel, separation at the spine folds. 
Tribute to the poet, with pieces gathered from as early as 1894, and with contributions by Mark Van Doren, W.D. Howells, Auden, C. Day Lewis, Edwin Muir, Lewisohn, Kreymborg, Morley, and many others, including a first book appearance by Ezra Pound. 
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68 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Bonaparte, Felicia THE GYPSY-BACHELOR OF MANCHESTER: The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon
Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, (1992). 081391390X / 9780813913902 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Bibliography, index. 310pp. 
"Remarkable exercise in literary biography."--Jerome Buckley. "An ambitious and successful reading of Elizabeth Gaskell's life as poetic text, decoded and reconstructed through the metaphors and symbols she employed to fashion her identity."--Ira Nadel. 
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69 (Gaskell, Elizabeth). Ffrench, Yvonne MRS. GASKELL
London: Home & Van Thal Ltd., (1949). First edition. A volume in the English Novelists Series. Small octavo. Hardcover. Light bump to lower corner tip of rear cover, and a tiny ink stamp to front free endpaper, else near fine in red-orange cloth; in a price-clipped dust jacket with very mild rubbing and age-toning, and a ''Recommended by the Book Society'' wraparound band. 
Biography of one of the most popular and enduring Victorian novelists. Gaskell began her writing career with the success of MARY BARTON, A TALE OF MANCHESTER LIFE in 1848, and went on to write CRANFORD, NORTH AND SOUTH, and THE LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE. 
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70 (Gordon, Caroline). Makowsky, Veronica A. CAROLINE GORDON: A Biography
New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in dust jacket. 
Study of the life and works of the novelist and short story writer, wife of poet Allen Tate, and author of PENHALLY and ALECK MAURY, SPORTSMAN. 260 pages; notes and an index. 
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71 (Greenaway, Kate). Engen, Rodney KATE GREENAWAY: A Biography
New York: Schocken Books, (1981). 0805237755 / 9780805237757 First U.S. edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. Very mild splaying to covers, else about fine; in brown linen cloth with gilt stamping; in a near fine, age-toned, and very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket. With 121 black-and-white illustrations and 15 in full color. 240 pages, including index. 
Biography of the brilliant Victorian illustrator, whose private life and turbulent relationship with John Ruskin (mined by Engen using over 1,000 love letters and family correspondence) was in marked contrast to the idealized world her artwork evoked. 
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72 (Greene, Graham). Kelly, Richard GRAHAM GREENE
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 0804424640 / 9780804424646 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a tear to the crown of the spine. Octavo. 195 pages; a comprehensive primary bibliography, a selected bibliography of important criticism, and a chronology of the artist's life and works and an index. 
Includes a comprehensive overview of the writer's work--including detailed analyses, with a representative selection of critical responses. Interviews, essays, memoirs and other biographical material. 
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73 (Haas, Robert Bartlett). Assion, Peter, compiled and edited by SAID AND DONE: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography of Robert Bartlett Haas
Marburg and Walldurn, (Institut fur Europaische Enthologie und Kulturforschung), 1986. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Some superficial scratches to covers, thus nearly fine, perfect-bound within photo-pictorial cardstock covers with portrait of Haas. Laid in, a greeting card hand-written by Haas, within a hand-addressed envelope, to bookbinder Peggy Lecky. 
Illustrated festschrift to the longtime head of U.C.L.A. Extension's Department of Art And Humanities, whose influence on Los Angeles culture was far-reaching and profound. This copy inscribed ("and to honor your eightieth!") and SIGNED by Haas. 
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74 (Hall, Radclyffe). Souhami, Diana THE TRIALS OF RADCLYFFE HALL
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1998). 0297818252 / 9780297818250 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 418 pages, reproduction of Hall's handwritten manuscript to the endpapers, eighteen b&w plates, books and notes, and an index. 
Biography of the author of the pioneering THE WELL OF LONELINESS, a novel denounced by the Home Secretary when it was released in 1928 because of its lesbian theme. 
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75 (Hall, Radcylffe). Baker, Michael OUR THREE SELVES: The Life of Radcylffe Hall
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1985). 0688043852 / 9780688043858 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine, in mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Biography of the pioneering lesbian writer, author of THE WELL OF LONELINESS, drawing upon much new, previously unavailable material--diaries, letters and essays. Illustrated with photographs. Notes and sources, index. 396 pages. 
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76 (Hammett, Dashiell). Hammett, Jo DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Daughter Remembers
New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers/An Otto Penzler Book, (2001). 0786708921 / 9780786708925 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Edited by Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett, this revealing biographical memoir by Hammett's daughter is illustrated with personal photographs. Quarto. 172 pages. 
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77 (Hammett, Dashiell). Johnson, Diane DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Life
New York: Random House, (1983). 0394505018 / 9780394505015 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a fine copy in gilt-lettered black cloth shelfback over rust boards; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Pioneering Hammett biography by the novelist and screenwriter (LE DIVORCE, THE SHINING), undertaken with the cooperation of Lillian Hellman. 344 pages, including notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
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78 (Hammett, Dashiell). Layman, Richard SHADOW MAN: The Life of Dashiell Hammett
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). 0151814597 / 9780151814596 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine an age-toned, else fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A full account of the life and career of the enigmatic mystery writer who transformed the detective novel into a uniquely American art form. 285 pages with an appendix and index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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79 (Hammett, Dashiell). Nolan, William F. HAMMETT: A Life at the Edge
New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1983). 0312922817 / 9780312922818 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine, in gilt-lettered milk chocolate shelfback over natural boards; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 276 pages including notes, bibliographies, and an index. Illustrated. 
Full-length biography of the brilliant and influential detective writer. Nolan is a genre author himself, and he helped to launch the serious study of Hammett as an important American novelist with his 1978 DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Case Book. 
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80 (Hammett, Dashiell). Symons, Julian DASHIELL HAMMETT
San Diego/New York/London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1985). 0151239509 / 9780151239504 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall thin octavo. 178 pages; Notes, bibliography, and an index. 
This volume is one of the HBJ Album Biography series, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. A compact and generously illustrated study of the consummate craftsman who revolutionized a genre. Photos reproduce many vintage paperback, hardcover, and pulp covers. 
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