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1 Starrett, Vincent PERSONS FROM PORLOCK
Chicago: The Bookfellows, 1923. First edition, limited to 300 copies SIGNED by Starrett. Fine in string-tied wraps. 16 page booklet. With an introduction by George Steele Seymour. 
The bookman/Sherlockian riffs amusingly on the infamous interruption Coleridge suffered while composing "Kubla Khan." First published in Reedy's Mirror of December, 1919, it is here offered in an attractively understated fine press production. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Starrett, Vincent). Hugo, Victor RUY BLAS: A Drama in Five Acts
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894. First U.S. edition: one of five hundred numbered copies, this is #493. Translated from the original French by ''W.D.S.A.'' Hardcover. Fine in forest green binding decorated with gilt devices and lettering; no dust jacket. From Vincent Starrett's library with his enchanting bookplate to front pastedown and SIGNED by him to the half-title. 
1838 verse drama, which christened Hugo's new Theatre de La Renaissance--a gift to him from the French Royal Family. In the Edition De Luxe, illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates and intext compositions by Adrien Moreau, etched by Champollion. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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3 Starrett, Vincent; Machen, Arthur; introduction by Michael Murphy STARRETT VS. MACHEN: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence
St. Louis, Missouri: Autolycus Press, (1977). B0006WVDMQ First edition, first printing: limited to 500 numbered copies, SIGNED by introducer Murphy. Hardcover. Fine, in leather shelfback stamped in black over cream boards decorated with facsimile letter; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated with photo-portraits and drawings. 
Record of the relationship between the eccentric British author and his American champion--their correspondence, chummy for a decade, ceases when Machen is convinced that Starrett has been involved in pirating his work. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Starrett, Vincent; Machen, Arthur; introduction by Michael Murphy STARRETT VS. MACHEN: A Record of Discovery and Correspondence
St. Louis, Missouri: Autolycus Press, (1977). B0006WVDMQ First edition, first printing: limited to 500 numbered copies. This is an unnumbered copy. Hardcover. Fine, in leather shelfback stamped in black over cream boards decorated with facsimile letter; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated with photo-portraits and drawings. 
Collection of grateful letters from Machen to his chief U.S. booster Starrett, starting in 1915 and abruptly ceasing in 1924 when Machen accused Starrett of pirating his work; documents in the battle between Knopf and Covici-McGee over the alleged piracy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Sherlockiana). Starrett, Vincent THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Revised and Enlarged
(Chicago, Illinois): The University of Chicago: (1960). B0006AWFOI First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in attractively designed black-and-white pictorial boards, with a gilt-titled red cloth shelfback; in a price-clipped, near fine illustrated dust jacket exhibiting minor shelfwear. Thin octavo. [156] pages; inserted photographic section. 
Revised and enlarged edition of Vincent Starrett's classic "semi-serious imaginative recreation of the best-loved character in modern literature." This is the basic book for all afficionados! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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