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1001 (Stebbins, Horatio). Murdock, Charles A. HORATIO STEBBINS: His Ministry and Personality
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end lightly bumped, else a bright near fine copy in blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine and front panel; in a lightly soiled dust jacket that is missing several small chips at the shelfedges and a thin narrow strip at the lower rear panel. 
In 1864, when Starr King died, Mr. Stebbins was called to the Church in San Francisco, at that time the only Unitarian Church on the Pacific coast; he would spend over thirty-five years in the ministry in California. Frontispiece portrait. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1002 (Stebbins, Horatio). Murdock, Charles A. HORATIO STEBBINS: His Ministry and Personality
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. First edition. Hardcover. Upper spine end lightly bumped, else a bright near fine copy in blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine and front panel; in a lightly uniformly soiled dust jacket that is missing small thin chips from the lower front panel and is lightly shelfworn. 
For over thirty-five years Dr. Stebbins as a Unitarian minister was influential in all kinds of good works in San Francisco, California. Frontispiece portrait. 269 pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1003 (Stein, Gertrude). Chessman, Harriet Scott THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO DANCE: Representation, the Body, and Dialogue in Gertrude Stein
Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1989. 0804714843 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Takes on a wide variety of Stein's modernist genres, such as still lifes, love poems and birthday books in order to argue that Stein's writing invites us to read in new ways. 247 pages with index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1004 (Stein, Gertrude). Wilson, Robert A. GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography
New York: Phoenix Bookshop, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in gilt-stamped rose cloth--with some light rubbing to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A listing of works by and about Gertrude Stein, including lists of books and pamphlets, contributions to periodicals, recordings of her works, the published works of Alice B. Toklas, and a selected list of critical and biographical materials about Stein. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1005 (Steinbeck, John). Capa, Robert IMAGES OF WAR
New York: Grossman Publishers, Inc., 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's inscription on the title page, some mild finger soiling to the first few pages, cloth tears to the upper and lower spine, cream cloth somewhat soiled, else a very good sound copy lacking a dust jacket. 
War photographer Capa died in 1954 after stepping on a land mine. The legacy of photographs he left behind are considered to be among the most powerful depictions of war ever captured on film. Introduction by John Steinbeck. Quarto. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1006 (Steinbeck, John). Lisca, Peter THE WIDE WORLD OF JOHN STEINBECK
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Mild fading to the spine, light wear to the upper spine extremity, else a very good plus copy in mauve cloth with white and black titles stamped to the spine; lacking the dust jacket. 
A study of Steinbeck's novels and short stories. The analysis of individual works provides a history of the author's artistic development. 326 pages; notes; checklist; index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1007 (Steinbeck, John). Timmerman, John H. THE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPE OF STEINBECK'S SHORT STORIES
Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, (1990). 0806122587 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo-portrait of Steinbeck. 
"The first study to make extensive use of Steinbeck's notebooks and ledgers in examining the entire body of the writer's short stories in their chronological development." Notes, bibliography, index. 333 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1008 (Steinbeck, John). Whitebrook, Peter STAGING STEINBECK: Dramatising THE GRAPES OF WRATH
London: Cassell, (1988) 0304321990 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Project journal kept by the co-adaptor of the first authorized stage adaptation of Steinbeck's masterpiece, which debuted in the 1987 Edinburgh Festival in a production mounted by the American Festival Theatre. Illustrated with production photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1009 (Steinbeck, John; Covici, Pascal). Fensch, Thomas STEINBECK AND COVICI: The Story of a Friendship
Middlebury, Vermont: Paul S. Eriksson, (1979). 0839778880 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, nearly fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild rubbing. Octavo. 248 pages, including index. 
Major study of the relationship between the Nobel Prize-winning author and his editor, based upon their correspondence. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1010 (Stendahl). Adams, Robert M. STENDAHL: Notes on a Novelist
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, (1959). First appearance of this edition. 228 pages. Hardcover. Faint offsetting to endsheets, mild flecking at upper edges, thus near fine, in full green cloth with silver spine stamping; in an age-toned, rubbed, edgeworn about near fine dust jacket with a diagonal scratch to front panel, short tear to lower rear. 
"Definitively, with super scholarship, Mr. Adams shows Marie Henri Beyle and his alter-ego Stendahl, to be inextricable."--Leo Lerman. "Some of the most penetrating observations on Stendhal that have been made in English...beautifully written."--TLS. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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1011 (Stendhal, M.) Humphries, Jefferson THE RED AND THE BLACK: Mimetic Desire and the Myth of Celebrity
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805783520 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Church of Saint-Severin'' by Maurice Utrillo. Notes, bibliography, index. 
A literary analysis of Stendhal's 1830 novel about Julien Sorel and his life in Restoration France. Mr. Humphries describes the use of realism, the function of desire, and utilizes examples from 20th Century media to further illuminate the text. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1012 (Stevenson, Robert Louis). Steuart, J.A. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: Man and Writer, A Critical Biography
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., [undated]. B000856VQE First edition thus: one-volume edition. Hardcover. Very faint spotting to upper page edges and fore-edge, else near fine, in tan cloth with black spine lettering; in a very good minus dark jacket, showing dark offsetting to front and rear panels, and age-darkening to spine panel. 
"The display of facts here...is masterly."--Richard Church. "A quite first-rate biography, now puts in the features missing in the official family portrait."--C.E. Montague. 304 pages, including index. Frontispiece photo-portrait of Stevenson. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1013 (Stewart, James). Quirk, Lawrence J. JAMES STEWART: Behind the Scenes of a Wonderful Life
New York/London: Applause, (1997). 155783329X First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
"Prolific celebrity biographer Quirk has done a good job of chronicling Stewart's life, and his discussion of Stewart's films is especially good."--LJ. 342 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1014 (Stone, Fred). Fields, Armond FRED STONE: Circus Performer and Musical Comedy Star
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2002). 0786411619 First edition, first printing: an oversized trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Fine, in slick, photo-pictorial wraps. Large octavo. Illustrated. 
Detailed biography of the circus and variety performer who at 22 formed a partnership with Dave Montgomery that lasted for over 20 years; the two appeared most notably in the original musical production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1015 (Stone, Oliver). Toplin, Robert Brent, editor OLIVER STONE'S USA: Film, History and Controversy
(Lawrence, Kansas): University Press of Kansas, (2000). 0700610359 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
Historical overview of Stone's work, followed by a film-by-film critical response to the maverick filmmaker's ouevre from a variety of film commentators, and, as a coda, Stone's response to the responses. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1016 (Stone, Robert). Solotaroff, Robert ROBERT STONE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study following Stone from birth to the publication of his first novel in 1967 and through his literary career, drawing on personal interviews with the author. Twayne's United States Author Series #632. 243 pages with index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1017 (Stout, Rex). Anderson, David R. REX STOUT
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 080442005X First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Slim octavo. 134 pages; selected bibliography and an index. 
A lively study of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels excluding most of his other writing--including the Nero Wolfe novellas and short stories. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1018 (Stout, Rex). Baring-Gould, William S. NERO WOLFE OF WEST THIRTY-FIFTH STREET: The Life and Times of America's Largest Detective
New York: The Viking Press, (1969). 0140061940 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Inked name and date to the half-title page, small bookstore mark to the front endpaper, else near fine in black cloth-backed blue boards, spine titles in blue and silver; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with a few tears and creases. 
A meticulous examination of the life and times of Nero Wolfe, containing insights into Rex Stout's bigger-than-life creation. Octavo. 196 pages; includes a chronology. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1019 (Stout, Rex). Goldsborough, Robert DEATH ON DEADLINE
New York: Bantam Books, (1987). 0553051938 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
The second installment in Goldsborough's continuation of the Rex Stout Nero Wolfe series. "If I hadn't known otherwise, I might have been fooled into thinking this was genuine Stout myself."--John McAleer (Rex Stout's official biographer). 
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1020 (Stout, Rex). McAleer, John REX STOUT: A Biography
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1977). 0316553409 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Name discreetly written to the front pastedown endpaper--hidden by the dust jacket flap, mild foxing to the page edges, else near fine; in a fine, photo-illustrated dust jacket. Thick octavo. 621 pages; indexed. Illustrated with photographs 
Superb biography of the creator of America's largest detective, Nero Wolfe--winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Work in 1978. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1021 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Billman, Carol THE SECRET OF THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory
New York: The Ungar Publishing Company, (1986). 0804420556 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Index, notes, bibliography, checklist of Stratemeyer series. 
Chapter-length studies of the mystery-adventure superstars of Stratemeyer's publishing dynasty: the Rover Boys, the Hardy Boys, Ruth Fielding, the Happy Hollisters, and Nancy Drew; with observations about many other series characters. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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1022 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. AS NEW! #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1023 (Stratemeyer, Edward). Johnson, Deirdre EDWARD STRATEMEYER AND THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805740066 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. #627 in the Twayne U.S. Authors Series. 
An astonishingly prolific Stratemeyer created a "production factory" for juvenile series. The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins books, and many others were conceived and outlined by him, fleshed out by staff, and issued under an array of house names. 
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1024 (Streatfeild, Noel). Huse, Nancy NOEL STREATFEILD
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1994). 0805745157 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Portrait of the life and work of the innovative children's writer--best known for her BALLET SHOES and the series of "Shoe" books which followed on the heels of that popular success. Number 510 in Twayne's "English Author" series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1025 (Stuart, Jesse). Clarke, Mary Washington JESSE STUART'S KENTUCKY
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1968). 007011238X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in an about near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with blue line bleed-through to the flaps (from old-style jacket protector), and some light creasing to edges of rear panel. 
A biography and critical study of the writer from the hills of Kentucky, including an extended section on his life as a teacher and an advocate for education. 240 pages, awards and honors, bibliographical commentary, books by Stuart, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1026 (Stuart, Jesse). Foster, Ruel E. JESSE STUART
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). 0805707042 First edition. Twayne United States Author Series #140. Hardcover. About near fine: light wear to the covers, fading to the blue endpapers, very mildly bumped corner tips, penned addition to the Chronology on page 15; in a lightly worn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Scarce critical study of the life and works of the popular regional author, including sections on his autobiographical writings, poetry, short stories, and novels. 168 pages, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1027 (Sturgeon, Theodore and Shepherd, Jean). Ewing, Frederick R. I, LIBERTINE
New York: Ballantine Books, (1956). First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. A fine copy in tan cloth (one of the many color variants; no priority established) with black spine lettering; in a bright pink dust jacket with very minor nicks at the extremities and the usual fading to the spine panel. 
The scarce hardcover first edition of the celebrated pseudonymous put-on. The dust jacket (painting by Kelly Freas) trumpets: "Turbulent! Turgid! Tempestuous!" 
Price: 500.00 USD
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1028 (Sullivan, Vernon). Vian, Boris I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVES (J'IRAI CRACHER SUR VOS TOMBES)
(Los Angeles): TamTam Books, 1998. 096623460X First edition thus. Originally released in 1946 as by Vernon Sullivan, an American author Vian invented, and then ''translated'' by Vian into French Fine in illustrated wraps: a trade papeback. Vian was a French novelist, playwright, jazz critic, and translator of Chandler, Cain, and Bradbury, who died at the age of 39 while watching a preview of the 1959 Michel Gast-directed film adaptation. 
This tragi-noir about a black American avenging his brother's lynching, found the "rage and pain which Vian (almost alone) was able to hear in the black American musicians, in the bars, dives, and cellars, of the Paris of those years."--James Baldwin. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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1029 (Swanson, Gloria). Hudson, Richard & Lee, Raymond GLORIA SWANSON
New York: Castle Books, (1970). Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows one short closed edge tear to the front panel and two to the rear. Illustrated with many black-and-white photos. 
The life and films of one of the silent screen's most popular actresses who rose to prominence with director Cecil B. DeMille in such films as WHY CHANGE YOUR WIFE? and then was iconified with her performance in Billy Wilder's SUNSET BOULEVARD. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1030 (Swift, Jonathan). Herrmann, Bernard THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER
(London, England): (Cloud Nine Records), (1985). Collectors Limited Edition. 33 1/3 soundtrack LP. CN4003. Mint LP in a mint pictorial gatefold sleeve. 
The original motion picture score composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann for the 1960 movie based on the novel GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift. The film featured stop-motion animation and special visual effects by Ray Harryhausen. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1031 (Swinburne, Algernon Charles). Painter-Downes, Mollie AT THE PINES: Swinburne and Watts-Dunton in Putney
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1971). First edition. Hardcover. A few tiny scratches to upper page edge color, else a fine copy in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild offsetting to the flaps. Jacket design by Craig Dodd based upon the drawing by Max Beerbohm. Illustrated. 
Painter-Downes recreates the daily life of the two old gents at the suburban house on Putney Hill where Swinburne had been spirited away by his fellow author and benefactor "from a life of brandy, rackety companions, and more complicated 'imprudences."' 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1032 (Synge, John Millington). Casey, Daniel J., edited by CRITICAL ESSAYS ON JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE
New York: G.K. Hall & Co., (1994) 0783800061 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in burgundy cloth with gilt titles and rules; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Essays offering a general reappraisal of Synge's reputation, with separate discussions of his language, prose essays, and poetry, as well as individual treatments of his best known dramas. Historical introduction by Casey. 188 pages, including index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1033 (Synge, John Millington). Gerstenberger, Donna JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE: Revised Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1990). 0805769595 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with faded spine panel. Jacket illustration of Synge provided by Trinity College, Dublin. Chronology, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
A study of Synge, author of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, tracing his growth as a dramatist and exploring his writing process as one that is primarily linguistic, emphasizing the Anglo-Irish dialect. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1034 (Synge, John Millington). Johnson, Toni O'Brien SYNGE: THE MEDIEVAL AND THE GROTESQUE
Gerrards Cross/Totowa: Colin Smythe/Barnes and Noble Books, 1982. 0861401042 First edition. Hardcover. Lightly shelfworn, else near fine in green boards with gilt lettering to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration a detail from the ''The Book of Kells.'' 
This study of Synge's plays considers them from a new perspective. Rather then view them as "folk drama," Johnson instead places them within the context of medievalism, and its use of grotesque motifs, and the conflict of the duality of existence. 
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1035 (Synge, John Millington). Skelton, Robin THE WRITINGS OF J.M. SYNGE
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1972). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in a like illustrated dust jacket. 
Skelton utilizes Synge's worksheets and drafts to reveal underlying themes in his plays and prose, and to analyze the mutually beneficial relationship between Synge and Yeats. Source notes, chronology and bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1036 (Tait, F.G.) Low, John L. F.G. TAIT: A Record (Being his Life, Letters, and Golfing Diary)
[Stratford, Ct]: Classics of Golf, (1988). 0940889218 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in gilt decorated and titled red cloth, decorative endpapers; no dust jacket, as issued. 304 pages; illustrated. 
Handsomely produced facsimile of the first edition (1900), with a new foreword by the late Herbert Warren Wind and an afterword by Ross Goodner. Evidently F.G.Tait, Scotland's greatest hero, was as gallant on the golf course as on the battlefield. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1037 (Tal, Mikhail). Cafferty, Bernard TAL'S 100 BEST GAMES 1961-1973
(London): Pitman Publishing, (1975). 0713427655 First edition, first printing. Grey cloth with gilt spine titles. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 251 pages; Index of Players; Index of Openings. Chessboard game illustrations. 
A selection of the one-hundred most interesting chess games played by International Grandmaster and World Champion Mikhail Tal. All one-hundred games are annotated in depth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1038 (Taylor, Edward). Gefvert, Constance J. EDWARD TAYLOR: An Annotated Bibliography, 1668-1970
no place: Kent State University Press, (1971). 0873381130 First edition. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, else a near fine copy in leaf-green cloth with black spine lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. 
"The purpose of this bibliography...is to provide a comprehensive list of primary and secondary sources for the study of Edward Taylor."--from the author's preface. "Colonial America’s most prolific and inventive poet."--Karen Rowe. 
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1039 (Taylor, Peter). McAlexander, Hubert H., editor CONVERSATIONS WITH PETER TAYLOR
Jackson and London: University Press of Mississippi, (1987). 0878053247 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Collection of fourteen interviews with the Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Chekhov." Index, chronology. In the UM's Literary Conversations Series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1040 (Taylor, Peter). Robison, James Curry PETER TAYLOR: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805783032 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction Series #3. 
A study covering twenty-six of Taylor's representative short stories, placing Taylor in the tradition of Victorian realism and showing how his works deviate from mainstream American fiction. 
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1041 (Teggart, Frederick J.) Dangberg, Grace A GUIDE TO THE LIFE AND WORKS OF FREDERICK J. TEGGART
(Reno, Nevada): The Grace Dangberg Foundation, (1983). 0913205001 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth, titles and rules gilt; in a near fine dust jacket with two very short edge tears. Quarto. 568 pages; index. Contains a color fold-out map of Eurasia, first century A.D, photos, and figures. 
Teggart, librarian and educator, was instrumental in moving the Bancroft Library to Berkeley after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, becoming the honorary custodian and eventually curator of the library, serving until 1916. Articles, reviews, etc. 
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1042 (Tennyson, Alfred Lord). Jordan, Elaine ALFRED TENNYSON
Cambridge/New York/New Rochelle/Melbourne/Sydney: Cambridge University Press, (1988). 0521313376 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In the Cambridge series: British and American Authors: Introductory Critical Studies. Trade Paperback. Mild yellowing to wraps, else a fine, unread copy in slick, illustrated wraps. 
Jordan examines Tennyson's uneasy position as a writer of the male middle-class ascendancy and shows how his poetry reveals ambivalent attitudes toward manliness, war, and nineteenth-century scientific rationality. 191 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1043 (Tennyson, Alfred Lord). Pallen, Conde Benoist THE MEANING OF THE IDYLLS OF THE KING: An Essay in Interpretation
New York: Hastings House, 1965. Facsimile reprint. Hardcover. Fine in a sturdy light blue cloth binding, spine titles gilt; issued without dust jacket. Thin octavo. 115 pages. Portrait and facsimile. 
Reprint of the first book edition, published in 1904, in which Mr. Pallen discusses and analyzes this major work of Britain's poet laureate. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1044 (Tennyson, Lord Alfred). Two Brothers POEMS
London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. Second edition, trade issue. Hardcover. Short, clean tear to the upper edge of the title-page, from careless opening, mild foxing to the endsheets, else fine with uncut leaves, in green cloth with gilt-embossed spine titles. 12mo. 250 pages. 
Facsimile edition of a collection of poems, first published in 1827, by the two brothers Alfred and Charles Tennyson. This edition adds five poems left out of the 1827 edition. Alfred Tennyson's anonymously published first book in a superb copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1045 (Tepper, Sheri S.) Orde, A.J. A LITTLE NEIGHBORHOOD MURDER
New York: Doubleday, (1989). 0385260377 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Robert Goldstrom. 
The first in a series of mysteries, written by the acclaimed sf writer Sheri S. Tepper as A.J. Orde, featuring the antiques dealer and interior designer, Jason Lynx. "Reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW.... A notable newcomer."--Baltimore Sun. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1046 (Thackeray, William Makepeace). Monsarrat, Ann AN UNEASY VICTORIAN: Thackeray the Man 1811-1863
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1980). 0396078664 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very pale age-toning to the endsheets, else a fine copy in gilt-stamped scarlet cloth; in an illustrated dust jacket that betrays a hint of rubbing. 
Lively, affectionate biography of the extraordinary author of VANITY FAIR and BARRY LYNDON. Illustrated with reproductions of period paintings, photos and drawings, and with Thackeray's own fresh and puckish doodles. Index, sources. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1047 (The Faraday Society) INTERMOLECULAR FORCES
London: The Faraday Society, (1965). First edition. Hardcover. Some neat underlining of several pages of text, light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers; corner tips lightly bumped and the covers slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy in green cloth; no dust jacket. 
Small folio. The printed papers from the Discussions of the Faraday Society, No. 40, 1965. 293 pages, index, tables, equations, graphs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1048 (Therrien, Robert). Zelevansky, Lynn ROBERT THERRIEN
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000. First edition. Very fine in illustrated stiff wraps, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Quarto. 
Illustrated throughout in color and b&w, with essays by Thomas Frick and Norman Bryson, this book accompanies Therrien's exhibition at LACMA and examines the work of a contemporary artist who occupies an ambiguous zone between abstract and figurative art. 
Price: 24.95 USD
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1049 (Thomas, Ella Gertrude Clanton). Burr, Virginia Ingraham, edited by THE SECRET EYE: The Journal of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1848-1889
Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press, (1990). 0807818976 First edition, first printing. Introduction by Nell Irvin Painter. Hardcover. A few tiny spots of stain to page edges, else fine, in full gray cloth with maroon lettering and gilt lettering and rules against a maroon black to spine; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 469 pages, including index. 
"A rare, continuous picture of one privileged slaveholding woman's response to the crumbling of her world in the trauma of the war and its aftermath. This dramatic and moving personal story offers an important perspective."--Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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1050 (Thomas, Ross). Bleeck, Oliver NO QUESTIONS ASKED
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1976. First edition. Hardcover. Slight soiling to the page edges, ghost of an erasure to the black front endpaper, else a near fine copy; a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
Professional go-between Philip St. Ives, short of funds, agrees to recover a rare book which has been stolen and is being ransomed for $250,000, in this fifth, and last Bleeck/Thomas novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1051 (Thompson, E.P.). Rule, John & Malcolmson, Robert, editors PROTEST AND SURVIVAL: Essays for E.P. Thompson
(London): (The Merlin Press), (1993). 156584114X First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 423 pages, select bibliography, and a list of contributors. 
A collection of essays by important English and American historians which examines the work of Thompson and serves as an evaluation of his influence and a tribute to his remarkable career. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1052 (Thomson, Virgil). Tommasini, Anthony VIRGIL THOMSON: Composer on the Aisle
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1997). 0393040062 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Does the rare trick of integrating the composer and critic's personal and artistic life indissolubly...essential to the understanding of this irascible and charming genius."--William Bolcom. 605 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1053 (Thoreau, Henry David). Bonner, Willard H. HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau and the Sea
Albany: State University of New York Press, (1985). 0873959825 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated laminated boards; issued without dust jacket. 129 pages; acknowledgements; references; notes; and index. 
An expert on Thoreau and with a specialized knowledge of the New England coast and the sea, Professor Bonner wrote this detailed and revealing study leaving the last chapter uncompleted at his death. It was completed and edited by George R. Levine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1054 (Thursby, Emma). Gipson, Richard McCandless THE LIFE OF EMMA THURSBY 1845-1931
New York: The New-York Historical Society,l 1940. First edition. In terra cotta cloth with gilt lettering, rules, top-edge, and fore-edge; lower page edges untrimmed, marbled endsheets; dust jacket. Hardcover. A superb, fresh, fine copy; in an age-darkened dust jacket that is nicked heavily at the spine head, partially split at rear flapfold, and that shows some small patches of faint dampstain. 470 pages, including index. 
"A remarkably complete and faithful account of the life of a great American singer."--Walter Damrosch. This copy warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 74 illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. 2000 copies printed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1055 (Tieck, Ludwig). Crisman, William THE CRISES OF "LANGUAGE AND DEAD SIGNS" IN LUDWICK TIECK'S PROSE FICTION
(Columbia, S.C.): Camden House, (1996). 1571130144 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. Dedication copy: inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the dedication page. 
Critical study of the "19th century German novelist and poet who pioneered German Romanticism and became the preeminent German writer after the death of Goethe."--littlebluelight. 202 pages, including index, works cited. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1056 (Tobey, Mark). Seitz, William C. MARK TOBEY
New York: The Museum of Modern Art/Doubleday and Co., Inc. (1962). First edition. Mild age-toning, very light wear to extremities, else near fine in illustrated stiff wraps. Square octavo. 
Illustrated in color and b&w, on coated stock. Produced after a series of conversations with the American avant-garde artist during the spring of '62, Toby was considered by artists and art dealers of Europe to be America's foremost artist of the time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1057 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Carpenter, Humphrey TOLKIEN: A Biography
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. 0395253608 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny tiny dot of faint stain to lower page edges, else fine, as-new, in brown cloth with gilt and green foil stamping; in a very good plus, lightly rubbed, mildly soiled, somewhat age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The authorized biography of the author of THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION. [287] pages, indexed. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1058 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Carter, Lin TOLKIEN: A Look Behind THE LORD OF THE RINGS
London: Gollancz, (2003). 0575075481 First hardcover edition, first printing. Revised and updated edition. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
An overview of Tolkien's masterpiece and a wide-ranging introduction to the myths and legends it springs from. Originally issued as a Ballantine paperback original, here fully revised and updated by sf author and critic Adam Roberts. 188 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1059 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Foster, Robert THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MIDDLE-EARTH: From the Hobbit to The Silmarillion
New York: A Del Rey Book/Ballantine Books, (1978). 0345275209 First edition thus, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Severe glue stains to front and rear pastedowns, soiling to upper page edges, thus good; in chianti cloth with gilt lettering and devices; in a good dust jacket: faded to spine panel, edgeworn, and with corresponding glue stains to flaps. 
A Master Key to Middle-Earth, an alphabetical encyclopedia describing every person, place and thing...from Adaldrida Brandybuck to Zaragamba, from the flames of the heart of Orodruin to the depths of the Crack of Doom. 575 pages. 
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1060 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Mathews, Richard LIGHTNING FROM A CLEAR SKY: Tolkien, The Trilogy, and The Silmarillion
San Bernardino, California: R. Reginald/The Borgo Press, 1978. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the covers, else near fine in perfectbound wraps. Octavo. 63 pages. 
The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today: Volume Fifteen. Dr. Mathews examines the entire span of Tolkien's fiction, from his prequel, THE HOBBIT (1937), to the last posthumous culmination of his work, THE SILMARILLION (1977). Somewhat scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1061 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) O'Neill, Timothy R. THE INDIVIDUATED HOBBIT: Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth
(London): Thames and Hudson, (1980). 0500012377 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Illustrated with diagrams. 200 pages, including index. 
O'Neill interprets Tolkien in Jungian terms, and offers an explanation for the enduring appeal of the books by establishing an extensive correlation between Jung's theory of the collective unconscious and Tolkien's mythology for Middle-earth. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1062 (Tolkien, J.R.R.) Russell, Gary THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Art of The Two Towers
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003. 0618331301 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, photo-pictorial boards; in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. Printed in full-color and b&w on coated stock. 
The official and definitive guide to the design of the second movie in Peter Jackson's hugely successful adaptation of Tolkien's trilogy. 600 exclusive paintings, sketches and digital art from the film; with afterword by Andy Serkis. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1063 (Tolkien, J.R.R.). O'Neill, Timothy R. THE INDIVIDUATED HOBBIT: Jung, Tolkien and the Archetypes of Middle-earth
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. 039528208X First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small red remainder dot to the bottom lower page edges, two tiny spots of stain to the top page edges, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket with a few tiny edge tears, mild rubbing, and minor edge wear. 200 pages, including index. Diagrams. 
O'Neill reads Tolkien in Jungian terms, and offers an explanation for the enduring appeal of the books by establishing an extensive correlation between Jung's theory of the collective unconscious and Tolkien's mythology for Middle-earth. 
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1064 (Tracy, Spencer). Davidson, Bill SPENCER TRACY: Tragic Idol
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987) 0525246312 First U.S. edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Near fine, in a dust jacket with photos of Tracy, color to front and black-and-white to rear panel. Illustrated with eight pages of b&w photos. 
A biography of the Hollywood star, which explores his long-term relationship with Katherine Hepburn, and exposes the darker side of his life, including bouts with depression, drinking, and a legendary temper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1065 (Tree, Herbert Beerbohm). Pearson, Hesketh BEERBOHM TREE: His Life and Laughter
London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, (1956). 0837156998 First edition. Hardcover. Light offsetting to endsheets, some mild wear, else near fine in a pictorial dust jacket that shows some negligible rubbing and edgewear. Illustrated with 23 halftone plates. Indexes, list of productions. A nice copy! 
Lively and engrossing biography of the legendary British actor-manager, who originated the role of Henry Higgins in Shaw's PYGMALION. Pearson entertainingly limned most of the literary giants of the age, including Shaw, Wilde, Dickens and Scott. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1066 (Trevor, William). Morrison, Kristin WILLIAM TREVOR
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805770321 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Comprehensive study of the Irish novelist and short story writer. Number 501 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1067 (Troeltsch, Ernst). Rubanowice, Robert J. CRISIS IN CONSCIOUSNESS: The Thought of Ernst Troeltsch
Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, (1981). 0813007216 First edition, first printing. Foreword by James Luther Adams. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, else fine in black cloth with silver lettering to the spine and parchment-style endpapers; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Bill Rollo. 177 pages, notes, selected bibliography, and an index. 
A study of Troeltsch's writings on theology, history, sociology, ethics, and philosophy, which focuses on his belief that values were eroding in the 20th century. "The first major survey of his thought to appear in English"--Max Stackhouse. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1068 (Trollope, Anthony). MacDonald, Susan Peck ANTHONY TROLLOPE
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1987). 0805769455 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
A penetrating but manageable overview of the great Victorian novelist's large body of work, casting him as a progressive subverter of conventional social and moral attitudes. 138 pages with index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1069 (Turgenev, Ivan). Knowles, A.V. IVAN TURGENEV
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1988). 0805782419 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Knowles argues that Turgenev, a stylist who influenced Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn and perhaps the symbolists, did not make his greatest contribution with the novel. Twayne's World Authors Series #776. 144 pages including index. 
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1070 (Turgenev, Ivan). Wasiolek, Edward FATHERS AND SONS: Russia at the Cross-roads
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 080579445X First edition. Hardcover. Very fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Tragedy'' by Pablo Picasso. Chronology of Turgenev's life and works, notes, bibliography, index. 
Turgenev's 1862 masterwork about two generations in conflict is studied in terms of the argument it was making for the future of Russia. Wasiolek analyzes the young radical, his lover, and the conservative aristocrat, and the role each fulfills. 
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1071 (Twain, Mark). Hill, Hamlin MARK TWAIN: GOD'S FOOL
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row Publishers, (1973). 0060118938 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in golden brown cloth with gilt lettering; in a very nearly fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a small sticker shadow to rear panel. 308 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Narrative of the last ten years of Twain's life, based largely on papers at UC Berkeley, and bringing to light material previously unavailable or omitted, including the notebooks of Twain's secretary Isabel Lyon. "Appalling and fascinating."--H.N. Smith. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1072 (Twain, Mark). Macnaughton, William R. MARK TWAIN'S LAST YEARS AS A WRITER
Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, (1979). 0826202640 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in grey cloth, with darker grey spine lettering ; in a neatly price-clipped, otherwise fine pictorial dust jacket. 254 pages, including index. 
Calls for a reevaluation of the last years of Twain's career, citing superb individual sections of Twain's work left in unfinished manuscript, and skillfully written short stories and essays, many of which had hitherto attracted little critical attention. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1073 (Twain, Mark). Marotti, Maria Ornella THE DUPLICATING IMAGINATION: Twain and the Twain Papers
University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, (1990). 0271006501 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Semiotic, structuralist approach to Twain's posthumously published works, shaped into four chapters on burlesque, dream voyage, romance, and myth; promotes recognition of Twain as a bold experimenter in literary form. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1074 (Twain, Mark). Truelsen, Patricia TOM SAWYER: Chapter Notes and Criticism
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1965). First edition: Stapled pamphlet. Pamphlet. Near fine in bright wraps. 68 pages, biographical information, summary of characters, suggested study topics, annotated bibliography. 
A volume in the Study*Master Chapter Notes and Critical Commentaries series. A study guide for Twain's TOM SAWYER, with information and background about the author and a critical appraisal of the novel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1075 (Upfield, Arthur W.) Browne, Ray B. THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA: The Crime Fiction of Arthur Upfield
Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, (1988). 0879724021 First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Trade Paperback. Fine, as new, in a fine, as new, illustrated dust jacket. Octavo. 266 pages; bibliography; glossary of Australian and Aboriginal terms; map; and settings list. 
A study of the ex-Englishman who loved the hard Australian life and became the voice and spirit of Australia. This work traces and comments on the major philosophies in Upfield's life that he expressed and developed in Australian settings in his novels. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1076 (Valincour, Jean-Baptiste de). Williams, Charles G.S. VALINCOUR: The Limits of honnetete
Washington D.C. The Catholic University of America Press, (1991). 0813207215 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Investigation of the life and career of the 18th Century French government official and man of letters. Bibliography, index. 336 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1077 (Van DerZee, James). Haskins, Jim JAMES VAN DERZEE: The Picture Takin' Man
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1979). 0396076785 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black cloth with silver spine stamping; in a lightly worn, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Based on numerous interviews with Van DerZee and liberally illustrated with some of his best work, this is an intimate portrait of the black photographer who was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. 256 pages, indexed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1078 (Van Dine, S.S.) Loughrey, John ALIAS S.S. VAN DINE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1992). 0684193582 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 296 pages; source notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with photographic plates. 
Loughrey presents a well-researched, candid, contemporary, and objective assessment of Willard Huntington Wright, who under the pseudonym S.S. Van Dine wrote the phenomenally successful Philo Vance detective novels of the 1920s. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1079 (Van Doren, Mamie). Rogers, Milton BORN RECKLESS
New York, N.Y.: Avon Publications, Inc., (1959). First edition: Paperback Original. Avon #846; cover price, $.25. Mass market paperback. Very good, with some tiny indentations to front and rear cover near the spine, nicking at spine-ends; in illustrated wraps with four photos of star Mamie Van Doren, including rear cover portrait of the blonde bombshell leggily sprawled upon a fringed rug. 
Movie tie-in novelization of the Van Doren vehicle. "This rodeo songfest finds Jackie (Mamie Van Doren) in love with Kelly (Jeff Richards) as they perform on the traveling rodeo circuit. Cool Man (Arthur Hunnicutt) is the likeable rodeo veteran." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1080 (Velazquez, Diego De Silva). Brown, Dale, and the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF VELAZQUEZ: 1599 - 1660
New York: Time-Life Books, Inc. (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in brown leatherette over cream paper boards, decorated endpapers; in a very slightly shelfworn paper-covered slipcase with paste-on color illustration depicting Velazquez' LAS MENINAS portaying the Princess Margarita, daughter of Philip IV. Folio. 
Illustrated throughout with paintings and sketches in color and black-and-white, this is an interesting study of the art of the 17th century's most famous Spanish Baroque painter, Velazquez, who's most constant patron was King Philip IV. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1081 (Verne, Jules). Lottman, Herbert R. JULES VERNE: An Exploratory Biography
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1996). 031214636-1 First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Notes, index, bibliography. 
Biography of the father of science fiction from the critically acclaimed author of ALBERT CAMUS: A Biography. Lottman draws upon previously unpublished letters and papers in an effort to explore the dark side of the visionary writer. 
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1082 (Vico, Giambattista) Tagliacozzo, Giorgio and White, Hayden V., editors GIAMBATTISTA VICO: An International Symposium
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in price-clipped dust jacket that is uniformly tanned and lightly soiled. 
Octavo. A collection of original essays on Vico who, as Sir Herbert Read writes, "...is probably the most unacknowledged source of ideas in the history of philosophy." 636 pages, references, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1083 (Vidal, Gore). Box, Edgar DEATH LIKES IT HOT
New York: The Armchair Detective Library, (1991). 1562870017 First edition thus. One of 100 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author as Edgar Box and Gore Vidal. Hardcover. Fine in a fine slipcase. 
The third novel in the trilogy of literate mysteries featuring amatuer sleuth Peter Cutler Sargeant II by Gore Vidal as "Edgar Box." Originally published by Dutton in 1954, this edition contains a new introduction by the author. At published price! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1084 (Villaurrutia, Xavier). Dauster, Frank XAVIER VILLAURRUTIA
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1971). B0006C0F6Q First edition, first printing. Twayne's World Author Series 159. Hardcover. Fine, in brick-red binding, stamped in gilt; in a worn, good only dust jacket, with a penned note to front panel, sticker scar to lower spine panel, cello-taped label with the typed word ''signed'' to upper spine panel. 
First full-length study of the Mexican poet, critic and playwright (1903-1950). 155 pages, indexed. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by author Dauster. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1085 (Vroman, Adam Clark); edited by Ruth I. Mahood PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE SOUTHWEST: Adam Clark Vroman, 1856-1916
(Los Angeles, California): The Ward Ritchie Press, 1961. B0006AXDNA First edition, first printing. Quarto. 127 pages, printed throughout on coated stock. 104 photo-reproductions. Hardcover. Very minor bump to one lower corner tip, else fine, in pictorial boards; in a very lightly edgeworn, slightly rubbed photo-pictorial dust jacket with some tiny nicks to the flap folds and corners. 
"The photographic record of the Southwest is not only historically important but...reflects an understanding of the region and an artistic awareness which give the pictures value beyond their obvious worth as Westeriana."--Robert Kirsch. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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1086 (Wain, Louis). Parkin, Michael LOUIS WAIN'S EDWARDIAN CATS
(New York, New York): Thames and Hudson, (1983). 0500013195 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full brown cloth with gilt spine lettering and gilt cat device to front cover; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
Gallery of work by "the man who drew cats"--the Edwardian artist who produced hundreds of picture postcards depicting cats and who illustrated countless books and annuals, and whose name was a household word. 62 illustrations, 32 in color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1087 (Wallace, Edgar) Lane, Margaret EDGAR WALLACE: The Biography of a Phenomenon
New York: Book League of America, Inc., 1939. Reprint. Hardcover. Lightly bumped lower corner tips, shelfwear to the edges, else a near fine copy. No dust jacket. 

Price: 10.00 USD
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1088 (Wallace, Edgar). Lane, Margaret EDGAR WALLACE: The Biography of a Phenomenon
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., (1939). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good plus in terra cotta cloth with wear at the spine ends, a dot of dampstain fade to upper page edge tint; lacking dust jacket. 423 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Lane was married to Bryan Wallace, the eldest son of Edgar Wallace. "A careful and well-received biography of her eccentric father-in-law."--bookrags. The standard resource about "the flamboyant and popular British novelist." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1089 (Wallace, Edgar). Lofts, W.O.G. and Adley, Derek THE BRITISH BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EDGAR WALLACE
London: Howard Baker, (1969). 0093047606 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint foxing to fore-edge, else fine, in blue, pebbled boards with gilt spine titling; in a mildly rubbed (as usual), else fine, illustrated dust jacket. Small octavo. 
246 pages documenting Wallace's staggering output of stories, novels, plays, articles, etc. in the U.K.; first appearances in magazines and newspapers, as well as book appearances are noted. Introduction by Penelope Wallace; preface by Leslie Charteris. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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1090 (Ward Ritchie Press) Parkes, Dow GOD'S BARN
(Los Angeles, California): The Ward Ritchie Press, (1943). First edition. One of 100 copies printed, SIGNED by the author to the colophon. Hardcover. Pale brown offsetting to the endsheets, mild staining and soiling to the covers, spine displays some tanning, else a very good copy in tan cloth with a red-embossed cover illustration, framed in black with black titles; no dust jacket. Small 8vo. 38 pp. 
Novellette in hobo dialect with title-page design by Ward Ritchie and cover and title-page sketch by Cas Duchow. The typography is by Joseph Simon, David Welles Palmer, Joseph Lica, and E.G. Davies. Selected as one of the Western Books of the War Years. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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1091 (Ward, Lynd). Peattie, Donald Culross JOURNEY INTO AMERICA
Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1943. First edition. Hardcover. Mild age-toning, else fine with decorated endpapers which echo dust jacket; in an illustrated dust jacket with very mild darkening of the spine and rear panel, light shelfwear, particlularly to spine ends. 
The dust jacket, endpapers and frontispiece are beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward in full color, enhancing Peattie's recreations of the past, which breath life into the men and the moments that have captured the essence of America. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1092 (Warren, Earl). Schwartz, Bernard SUPER CHIEF: Earl Warren and His Supreme Court -- A Judicial Biography
New York and London: New York University Press, 1983. 0814778259 First edition, first printing. Unabridged edition. Hardcover. Owner's blindstamp to front free endpaper, else fine, in green cloth with copper stamping to spine; in a mildly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
"This superb biography recounts the judgeship of Supreme Court Justice Warren. The text is based on documentary sources...as well as on oral sources."--Library Journal. 853 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1093 (Warren, Robert Penn). Longley, John L., Jr., editor ROBERT PENN WARREN: A Collection of Critical Essays
New York: New York University Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with in a like price-clipped dust jacket. 
A collection of critical essays on the Pulitzer Prize-winner (in both poetry and fiction), including contributions from Ralph Ellison and Warren himself. Includes an index and a bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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1094 (Warren, Robert Penn). Millichap, Joseph R. ROBERT PENN WARREN: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Argues Warren's short fiction demonstrated his developing commitment to the romance of Southern history, analyzing both published and unpublished stories. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #39. 144 pages with index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1095 (Washington, Booker T.) Scott, Emmett J. and Stowe, Lyman Beecher BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: Builder of a Civilization
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916. B0008586O4 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild bump to spine crown, a lovely near fine, in green cloth with gilt lettering and rules to spine, gilt top-edge, fore-edge untrimmed; no dust jacket. Tall octavo. Illustrated from photographs. 
"We have simply sought to present and interpret the chief phases of the life of this man who rose from a slave boy to be the leader of ten millions of people and to take his place for all time among America's great men."--preface. 331 pages. 
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1096 (Washington, George). Cloud, A.J. and Vierling Kersey EPISODES IN THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1932). First edition, first printing. Dated inscription, SIGNED by Kersey to his son. Laid in is the original publishing contract and ephemera. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to the covers, else near fine in pale orange cloth with spine titles and decoration and front cover silhouette in dark blue; no dust jacket. Octavo. 226 pages; Notes, References, and an index. Illustration plates. 
Educational text written by two school superintendents. "Twenty-seven brief stories, closely related, succeed admirably in giving a vivid picture of the greatest of all Americans."--School Executive Magazine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1097 (Wasserman, Lew). Bruck, Connie WHEN HOLLYWOOD HAD A KING: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence
New York: Random House, (2003). 0375501681 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 512 pages; source notes, index. 
A biography about the man who began humbly as a movie-theater usher and eventually became the president of MCA. Wasserman revolutionized Hollywood and played a great part in transforming the entertainment business into what it is today. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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1098 (Watteau, Jean-Antoine). Schneider, Pierre and the Editors of Time-Life Books THE WORLD OF WATTEAU: 1684 - 1721
New York: Time Incorporated, (1967). First edition. Quarto. Hardcover. Near fine in brown leatherette over cream paper boards with three small tears to spine head; in paper-covered slipcase with a paste-on color illustration depicting Watteau's MEZZETIN. 
Illustrated throughout with paintings and drawings in color and black-and-white, this is an interesting look at 18th century French society, and the art of its leading Rococo painter, Jean-Antoine Watteau. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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1099 (Wayne, John). Hawks, Howard; Brackett, Leigh; Riddle, Nelson EL DORADO
New York: Epic Records, CBS, Inc., [1966]. FLS 15114. Rubber stamped ''Demonstration Not for Sale'' to rear panel, else a mint, long-playing stereo record album; in photo-pictorial album sleeve. 
Original soundtrack composed, arranged and conducted by Riddle for the Brackett-scripted, Hawks-directed adaptation of THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES by Harry Brown. The film featured John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and James Caan. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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1100 (Wayne, John). Tiomkin, Dimitri THE ALAMO
[No place]. Columbia Records, [1960]. CL 1558. Pencilled ''1558'' to rear panel, else a mint, mono record album in illustrated album sleeve with colorful painting of John Wayne swinging his rifle flanked by co-stars Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey as wave after wave of Santa Ana's troops advance. 
Original sound track for Wayne's directorial debut features "The Ballad of the Alamo" performed by Marty Robbins, and "The Green Leaves of Summer" with vocals by The Brothers Four, along with a number of Wayne's speeches from the film. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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