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1 (Amis, Kingsley). Salwak, Dale KINGSLEY AMIS: Modern Novelist
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Harvester/Wheatsheaf, (1992). 0745010962 / 9780745010960 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Tall octavo. 302 pages; Notes, Bibliography, and an Index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Presentation copy; dated with a brief SIGNED inscription by Dale Salwak to a noted Pulitzer Prize nominated biographer. A critical study of the life and work of "the finest British comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Asimov, Isaac). Kazan, Nicholas BICENTENNIAL MAN
[No place]. [No publisher], [No date]. Final draft shooting script. Fine, xeroxed onto 8.5 x 11 inch pages, bradbound within cardstock covers with printed titles. 
Promotional copy of the shooting script for the robotic Robin Williams vehicle, based on Asimov's story; produced for Golden Globe and Oscar voters to consider, this copy has been SIGNED by screenwriter Kazan (Elia's son) to the front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Austin, Mary). Fink, Augusta I - MARY: A Biography of Mary Austin
Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, (1983). 0816507899 / 9780816507894 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A few tiny areas of soiling to page edges, else near fine, in maroon cloth with silver spine titling; in a price-clipped, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning, light edgewear. 
Candid biography of the feminist, mystic, Southwestern naturalist and environmentalist, author of 27 books and more than 250 short works. 310 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author, Augusta Fink. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Bacon, Francis). Jameson, Thomas H. FRANCIS BACON: Criticism and the Modern World
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, (1954). First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED to the front endpaper by the author. Hardcover. Upper and lower spine frayed and worn, covers display spots of stain and some scratches, else about very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 72 pages and notes. 
A reappraisal of Bacon and his writings that addresses some of the major adverse opinions about his work, and utilizes close and analytical scrutiny of the important texts to establish Bacon as a significant thinker even in twentieth century terms. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Bartel, Paul). Deitch, Kim EATING RAOUL
(New York): (Mercury Film Dist., Inc.), (1982). First edition. This copy has been SIGNED by Paul Bartel to the top verso of the front cover. Cheap paper tanning, mild creases and wear to the covers, else a near fine copy in colorful stapled wraps. 
Comic book rendition by Kim Deitch of Paul Bartel's black comedy cult film, adapted from the screenplay by Paul Bartel and Dick Blackburn, with art by Kim Deitch, Carol Lay, Warren Greenwood, Rich Chaidlaw and Shawn Kerri. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Baumiana). Hollister, Warren and Judith Pike THE MOONS OF MEER
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc. (1969). First edition. Illustrated by Richard Lebenson. Inscribed, dated (1970), and SIGNED by both authors to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Page edges lightly stained, else a near fine copy in mustard-colored cloth with an embossed brown illustration of a dragon to the front cover; in a pictorial wraparound dust jacket that is lightly shelfworn, mildly soiled, and slightly insect nibbled. 
A charming children's fantasy written by two members of the International Wizard of Oz Club: INSCRIBED to fellow Ozian Fred Otto in part thus "--check chapter 10--find therein reference to the 5 colors of Oz! There are at least 2 other references..." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 (Boll, Henrich). Conard, Robert C. UNDERSTANDING HEINRICH BOLL
(Columbia, South Carolina): University of South Carolina Press, (1991). 0872497798 / 9780872497795 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine decorated dust jacket. 182 pages; bibliography and an index. 
Presentation copy, inscribed to economist John Elliott (who is mentioned in the acknowledgment page), and SIGNED and dated by the author. Laid in are several SIGNED holograph letters from the author and a xerox copy of an article. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 (Borges, Jorge Luis). Edited and with photographs by Willis Barnstone BORGES AT EIGHTY: Conversations
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1982). 0253166268 / 9780253166265 First edition, first printing. Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the editor, Willis Barnstone. Hardcover. Mild rubbing wear to the shelf edges, else near fine in black cloth with spine titles stamped in metallic red; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 176 pages; black-and-white photographs. 
In the wide-ranging dialogues collected in this volume, the author's thoughts are evoked through the perceptive questioning of Willis Barnstone, John Coleman, Alastair Reid, Dick Cavett, and others. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 (Bradbury, Ray). Ackerman, Forrest J. THE CASE OF THE BAROQUE BABY-KILLER: A Teenage Chum (Forry Ackerman) Rattles Some Skeletons in the Closet of Ray Bradbury
[no place]. [no publisher noted]. [undated]. 5-page fanzine article offprint. First page unnumbered, then pages numbered 14, 15, 16, 17, evidently from the original, unidentified publication. Faint crease at staple, pages age-toned, as expected, minor edge wear, else near fine: three sheets, stapled at upper left corner. SIGNED by Ray Bradbury! 
Fascinating fanzine bio of Bradbury by pal Ackerman, chronicling Bradbury's youth, his hopes and fears, his working methods and career, up to 1949. Laced with the expected effusive, pun-laden Forryisms but also with some unusual insights into his friend. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 (Bradbury, Ray). Lanchester, Elsa; songs by Forman Brown A GAMUT OF GIRLS
Santa Barbara: Capra Press, 1988. 088496292X / 9780884962922 First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Introduction by Ray Bradbury, who has SIGNED this copy. Trade Paperback. Fine, in lightly rubbed, perfect-bound photo-pictorial wraps. Illustrated with photographs and costume sketches. 80 pages. 
Memoir-ette by the one and only Elsa, followed by the lyrics of the comic character songs written by Brown for her to perform at Hollywood's Turnabout Theater in the 1940's. "A fey, off-beat collection of songs both sprightly and shivery."--Time. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 (Bukowski, Charles; David Barker). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 94
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by David Barker; this being #43. Fine in staplebound illustrated beige wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 2 with three contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Of Course," "Swinging From the Dumb Hook," "Promenade"), a special center section of David Barker poems, and poems by Gerald Locklin, et alia. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 (Bukowski, Charles; S.K. Morgan). Malone, Marvin, editor THE WORMWOOD REVIEW: 96
Stockton, CA: The Wormwood Review Press, 1984. First edition, first printing: limited to 700 numbered copies, the first 70 being SIGNED by S.K. Morgan; this is #49. Mild age-toning, else fine in staplebound illustrated pale blue wraps. Octavo. 40 pages. 
Volume 24, Number 4 with two contributions by Charles Bukowski ("Confession," "The Mutilation of the Species"), a special center section of S.K. Morgan poems, and additional poems by thirteen other poets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 (Burroughs, John). Barrus, Clara, M.D. JOHN BURROUGHS: Boy and Man
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1920. First edition, first printing. In green cloth with gilt spine titles. Hardcover. Bumping to lower corner tips and lower text block (quite substantial to rear corner), very mild wear at the extremities, 1920-dated gift inscription to front endsheet, shallow scoring to lower page edges, thus very good; no dust jacket. 
Biography of the pioneering American naturalist and nature writer. Title-page of this copy SIGNED by Burroughs and by author Barrus. With illustrations from photographs and coloured plates. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 (Cannon, Taffy). Toll, Emily KEYS TO DEATH
New York: Berkley Prime Crime, (2005). 0425202941 / 9780425202944 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. SIGNED by the author. Mass market paperback. New in pictorial wraps. 
While vacationing in the Florida Keys travel agent/amateur sleuth Lynne Montgomery and her twenty-something daughter Jenna become involved with pirates, parrots, drug smuggling, diving and death--which combine to produce an unforgettable vacation. 
Price: 6.99 USD
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15 (Chandler, Raymond). Olson, Brian & Bonnie TAILING PHILIP MARLOWE
(St. Paul, Minnesota): (Burlwrite), (2003). 097292390X / 9780972923903 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. New, a fine copy in slick, illustrated wraps. SIGNED by the authors to the title-page. 
Three day-tours of Los Angeles, with b&w photo illustrations and color maps, visiting over forty locations referred to by Chandler in his mystery novels: Marlowe's Hollywood, Marlowe's Downtown, and Marlowe's Drive. Great fun! 
Price: 14.99 USD
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16 (Christie, Agatha). Keating, H.R.F., editor AGATHA CHRISTIE: First Lady of Crime
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977). Second printing. SIGNED by Keating at his essay, ''Hercule Poirot--A Companion Portrait,'' page 205 and by Brand at page 193, ''Miss Marple, A Portra Hardcover. Pages show the expected mild tanning, else this is a near fine copy in pictorial dust jacket with a hint of edgewear and some light age-toning. Index. Christie chronology. 
Fascinating compendium of articles about Christie by a dozen distinguished mystery authors, critics and film/theatre historians, including Julian Symons, Michael Gilbert, Emma Lathen, Celia Fremlin, Colin Watson, Dorothy Hughes. Generously illustrated. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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17 (Clinton, William Jefferson). Blumenthal, Sidney THE CLINTON WARS
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2003). 0374125023 / 9780374125028 First edition, second printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
822 pages; index. Eight black-and-white plates. The assistant and senior advisor to President Clinton from 1997-2001 provides details of Clinton's journey to the White House and his struggles once inside, in a book that is part history and part memoir. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 (Clum, John P.) Clum, Woodworth APACHE AGENT: The Story of John P. Clum
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company/The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1936. B00085MJ74 First edition, first printing. Red cloth with printed spine label; illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Herbert Morton Stoops. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, endsheets, spine label, pages opposite plates, and preliminaries; offsetting to endsheets; else bright and fresh, thus a near fine example; in a spine-faded, lightly nicked, very good plus dust jacket. 
"Deals with life in Tombstone and the outlaws and gunmen of that period."--Ramon Adams, SIX-GUNS #446. Dated in 1937, drolly inscribed and SIGNED by the author. Illustrated with a color frontisportrait of Geronimo and 13 photographs. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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19 (Coll, Joseph Clement). Reed, Walt THE MAGIC PEN OF JOSEPH CLEMENT COLL
West Kingston, Rhode Island: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, (1978). First edition, special limited issue: one of 750 numbered copies SIGNED by the author/compiler Walt Reed. 176 pages, with over 250 illustrations. Hardcover. Very very minor crimp to spine crown, pages and endsheets lightly age-toned, else fine, in tan leather with gilt spine stamping; in a fine, faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock. Foreword by J. Thomson Willing. 
Sublime gallery of sharply reproduced pen-and-inks by the one of the premier illustrators of newspaper and magazine genre fiction, whose work was marked by "a persuasive poetry that strikes through every line he drew."--Henry Pitz. Quarto. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 (Correll, Charles). Hart, William S. MY LIFE EAST AND WEST
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First edition. Illustrated with sepia-tone photographs printed on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Very light edgewear, flecking to top edge coloring, else a quite nice very good plus copy, lacking the dust jacket. Marie Correll has signed her name and address to the front pastedown. 
This copy of the silent star's memoirs SIGNED by Hart, and inscribed "To my dear friends Charlie & Marie / from Bill Hart / 1930 / Hello Andy!" Charlie was Charlie Correll, Andy of radio's legendary AMOS 'N' ANDY, Marie his wife. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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