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Auction Description for Quinn's Auction Galleries: Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016
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Fine and rare books, maps, autographs and Americana with political documents and memorabilia from the estate of  Rex Scouten, Chief Usher and Curator for the White House.  Notable autographs by Congressman John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jaqueline B. Kennedy, Presidents Truman through Clinton, Cabinet members from Theodore Roosevelt to Carter administrations, First Ladies and Supreme Court Justices.  Archive of  Tuskegee airmen documents and historic photographs by Charles F. Francis, the author of  "The Tuskegee Airmen," the first history of the first Negro military aviators.  Signed material from NASA astronauts, signed baseball and hockey memorabilia, 2 guest books from Wash. DC landmark restaurant Paul Young's, scrapbooks, diaries and account books.  Rare maps include Herman Moll CAROLINA map of Southeast US and 1628 Hondius map, "Atlas Sive Cosmographicae" showing early representation of the area from Virginia to Florida. Exceedingly rare complete 3 books by PIRANESI with LAPIDES CAPITOLINI, ANTICHITA DI CORA and LE ROVINE DEL CASTELLO bound in one vol. and 3 vols. of hand-drawn illustrations of mushrooms by mid-19thC. amateur English mycologist Miss M. F. Lewis. Flash Gordon for Union Carbide comic artwork by Al Williamson and original Tarzan illustrations by Dave Hoover, Neil Adams with science fiction books and memorabilia from the Phil Petras Collection. 
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Waverly Rare Books Catalog Auction 12-1-2016 (433 Lots)

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433 lots with images

December 1, 2016

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Falls Church, VA, USA

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5 Books: 4 Easton Press, 1 signed Franklin Library

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Description: [Easton Press/Franklin Library] 5 Titles. ++ John Gregory Dunne. THE RED WHITE AND BLUE: A NOVEL. Franklin Library, 1987. Signed by author on the inserted leaf. ++ Charles Baudelaire. FLOWERS OF EVIL. Easton Press, (1977). ++ Harriet Beecher Stowe. UNCLE TOM’S CABIN; OR, LIFE AMONG THE LOWLY. (1979). ++ Jonathan Swift. GULLIVER’S TRAVELS. Easton, (1976). ++ Alexandre Dumas. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. (1978). ++ 8vo/4to. Full leather lavishly gilt decorated, aeg. Very good to near fine. 1 half title has ink ownership signature, 3 books have Easton Press bookplate. 12.4 Lb.

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6 Easton Press: Darwin, Thoreau, Poe, 2 others.

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Description: [Easton Press] 6 Titles. ++ Charles Darwin. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES… (1976). ++ THE DESCENT OF MAN AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. (1979). ++ Edgar Allan Poe. TALES OF MYSTERY & IMAGINATION. (1975). ++ THE POEMS OF ROBERT BROWNING. (1979). ++ THE POEMS OF W. B. YEATS. (1976). ++ Henry David Thoreau. WALDEN: Or Life in the Woods. (1981). ++ 8vo/4to. Gilt decorated full leather, aeg. Near fine.

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7 books: Defoe, Franklin, Emerson, Dante...

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Description: [Easton Press] 7 Titles. ++ THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. (1976). ++ Dante Alighieri. THE DIVINE COMEDY. (1978). ++ RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. (1976). Minor foxing to frontis. ++ (Daniel Defoe.) A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR, &c. (1978). ++ THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE. (1979). ++ THE ESSAYS OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON. (1979). ++ Herman Melville. MOBY DICK; OR, THE WHALE. (1977). ++ 8vo/4to. Heavily gilt decorated full leather, aeg. Minor staining to upper portions of covers, more significant on Emerson.

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FLY FISHERMAN’S GOLD. 24 Vols. Derrydale, 1/2500.

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Description: [Fishing/Derrydale Press] FLY FISHERMAN’S GOLD. (Series title on front covers.) 24 Vols. Lyon, MS: Derrydale Press, 1993-1995. #1265 of 2500 sets. 8vo. Orig light brown leather with front cover decorations in black and gilt, aeg. Near fine. 42.8 Lb.

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THE CHACE... Fore Edge painting of horses & hound.

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Description: [Fore Edge Painting] William Somerville. THE CHACE, A POEM…. A New Edition. With A Critical Essay by by J. Aitkin, M. D. Lon: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1796. 6 plates after T. Stothard (this edition being the first to include Stothard’s illustrations). [4], 186, ad [1] pp. 12mo/small 8vo. Red leather. Covers separated. Fore edge and interior very good. Fore edge painting shows 2 horses racing, both with a red-coated rider and a hound running. Less than 1 Lb.

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MEYER’S LEXIKON. 12 Vols. 1924-30. Half leather.

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Description: [German Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary] MEYER’S LEXIKON. Bibliographisches Institut, 1924-1930. 12 Vols (A-Z), without the 13th volume issued in 1931, which is advertised at the end of Vol XII. Many plates (some color). Several ads from publisher placed in loose, including 2 for this set (placed in Vol VIII). 8vo. Orig ½ dark blue-green leather and olive green cloth, red labels and gilt decorations on spines. Very good. Sold with all faults. 56.4 Lb.

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9 signed books: 2 by Dan Kavanagh, 7 Martin Amis.

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Description: [Amis/Kavanagh] 9 Signed Books. ++ Dan Kavanagh. DUFFY. Signed by Kavanagh on title page. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1980). 1st edition. ++ Dan Kavanagh. GOING TO THE DOGS. Signed by Kavanagh on half title. (Lon): Viking, (1987). 1st edition. At least 2 ISBNs were used. This one is 0-670-81829-1. Pages tanned because of Viking’s use of low quality paper. ++ Martin Amis. THE RACHEL PAPERS. Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. 1st American edition of Amis’s 1st book. Signed by Amis on title. ++ OTHER PEOPLE: A MYSTERY STORY. (1981). Viking Press, (1981). 1st US edition. Signed on title. ++ Martin Amis. EINSTEIN’S MONSTERS. Signed and inscribed on title page. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1987). 1st edition. ++ Amis. MONEY. (NY): Viking, (1985). 1st American edition. Signed on title. ++ LONDON FIELDS. Jonathan Cape, (1989). 1st edition. Signed on title. ++ TIME’S ARROW or The Nature of the Offence. (1991). 1st edition. Review copy with Jonathan Cape’s printed slip for reviewers placed in. Signed on title page. ++ TIME’S ARROW. Harmony Books, (1991). 1st American edition. Signed and inscribed on title page. ++ 8vo. Hardcover in dj. Mostly near fine. 9.0 Lb.

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17 signed books: Martin Amis, mostly firsts.

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Description: Amis, Martin. 17 Signed Books, mostly 1st edition or 1st American edition. ++ 2 editions: Martin Amis. THE INFORMATION. Flamingo/HarperCollins, (1995); and NY: Harmony Books (1995). ++ 2 editions: HOUSE OF MEETINGS. Jonathan Cape, (2006); and Knopf, 2007. ++ 2 editions: HEAVY WATER. Jonathan Cape, (1998) and Harmony, (1999). ++ 2 editions: NIGHT TRAIN. Jonathan Cape, (1997); and Harmony Books, (1997). ++ DEAD BABIES. Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. ++ SUCCESS. Harmony Books, (1987). ++ KOBA THE DREAD. Jonathan Cape, (2002). ++ YELLOW DOG. Jonathan Cape, (2003). ++ THE SECOND PLANE. Cape, (2008). ++ VISITING MRS. NAVBOKOV AND OTHER EXCURSIONS. Harmony Books, (1993). ++ LIONEL ASBO: State of England. Jonathan Cape, (2012). ++ THE PREGNANT WIDOW: INSIDE HISTORY. Cape, (2010). ++ EXPERIENCE. Cape, (2000). ++ 8vo. Hardcover in dj. Mostly near fine. 20.0 Lb.

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Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night... 16 Vols

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Description: [Arabian Nights] THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT: A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments Translated and Annotated by Richard F Burton. Privately Printed by the Burton Club. (At bottom of versos of title pages: “Printed in the United States of America.”) (nd). 16 Vols (10 Vols + 6-volume Supplemental Nights. Vol 7 of the Supplemental Nights is either not issued with this edition or lacking.) 8vo. Black boards. Very good, clean with faint staining to covers. Minor foxing to some frontis rectos. 25 Lb.

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3 books incl: FLAUBERT'S PARROT, signed by Barnes.

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Description: Barnes, Julian. 3 Vols (1 signed). ++ FLAUBERT’S PARROT. Signed on title page. Lon: Jonathan Cape. 1st edition (“First Published 1984” on c-page. Dj price is “8.50 Net/ In UK only.”) ++ FLAUBERT’S PARROT. Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. Review copy: Placed in are the Publisher’s request for 2 copies of any review and a press release. ++ BEFORE SHE MET ME. Jonathan Cape, (1982). 1st edition. ++ 8vo. Hardcover in djs. Near fine. 2.6 Lb.

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8 Julian Barnes signed books incl. METROLAND.

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Description: Barnes, Julian. 8 Signed Books. 8vo. Hardcover, 3 in dj. ++ METROLAND. Signed on title page. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1980). Barnes’ first book. 1st edition, in 2nd issue dj: The first issue dj was issued with a 6.50 price sticker at the lower corner of the front flap. Here, the publisher put a “L 7.95” sticker over the “L 6.50.” Near fine. ++ STARING AT THE SUN. Jonathan Cape, (1986). 1st trade edition. Signed on title. ++ STARING AT THE SUN. Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. 1st American edition. ¼ purple cloth and white board. Staining/spotting to cloth. Dj foxed. ++ Uncorrected proof: THE PORCUPINE. Alfred A. Knopf, (1992). ++ 1st American edition: THE PORCUPINE. Knopf, (1992). ++ A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 10 1/2 CHAPTERS. Knopf, 1989. 1st American trade edition. ++ TALKING IT OVER. Jonathan Cape, (1991). 1st edition, #162 of 200 signed by Barnes on limitation page. ++ TALKING IT OVER. Knopf, 1991. ++ All signed on title page except the 1 from a signed and limited edition. 12mo/8vo. Near fine. 7 hardcover (6 in dj), uncorrected proof softcover. ~8 Lb.

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9 books signed by Julian Barnes incl CROSS CHANNEL

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Description: Barnes, Julian. 9 Signed Books. ++ CROSS CHANNEL. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1996). 1st edition. ++ CROSS CHANNEL. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Review copy: Publisher’s flyer and stock photo of the author placed in loose. ++ LOVE, ETC. Jonathan Cape, (2000). 1st edition. ++ LOVE, ETC. Knopf, 2001. 1st American edition. ++ SOMETHING TO DECLARE. 2002. 1st American edition. ++ SOMETHING TO DECLARE. Lon: Picador (Macmillan), (2002). Softcover. ++ THE LEMON TABLE. Jonathan Cape, (2004). 1st edition. ++ ENGLAND, ENGLAND. Jonathan Cape, (1998). 1st edition. ++ ENGLAND, ENGLAND. Knopf, 1999. 1st US edition. ++ Signed on title pages. 8vo. 8 hardcover in dj, 1 softcover. Near fine. 8.8 Lb.

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15 books by Julian Barnes (7 signed).

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Description: Barnes, Julian. 15 Vols (7 signed). Signed books are as follows: ++ THE PORCUPINE. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1992). 1st trade edition. Signed on title page. ++ Julian Barnes. THE PEDANT IN THE KITCHEN. Lon: Atlantic Books/Guardian, (2003). Signed on title. ++ Barnes. TALKING IT OVER. (Lon): Jonathan Cape, (1991). 1st trade edition. Signed on title. ++ TALKING IT OVER. Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 1st American edition, softcover in slipcase. Signed on initial blank. ++ ARTHUR & GEORGE. Jonathan Cape, (2005). Instead of a dj, this 1st trade edition was issued a vertical wraparound band for the rear cover. ++ ARTHUR & GEORGE. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 1st American edition. Signed on title. ++ Barnes. NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF. Signed on title. Jonathan Cape, (2008). This has only the 13-digit ISBN. ++ 8 others, unsigned, mostly 1st trade or 1st American editions. ++ 12mo/8vo. 12 hardcover (10 in dj), 3 softcover (1 in slipcase). Mostly near fine.

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4 signed limited editions: John Barth.

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Description: Barth, John. 4 Signed Limited Editions. ++ TODD ANDREWS TO THE AUTHOR: A LETTER FROM LETTERS. Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1979. Total of 350 issued; #159 of 350 signed by Barth. Consists of an “...an extract from a forthcoming book entitled Letters…” according to limitation page. ++ LETTERS: A NOVEL. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, (1979). #26 of 500 signed by Barth. ++ SABBATH: A ROMANCE. Putnam’s, (1982). #23 of 750 signed by Barth. ++ GILES GOAT-BOY: OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS BY JOHN BARTH. Doubleday, 1966. #158 of 250 signed by Barth. FPAA, Vol II, p27. “H18” at lower right corner of last page. ++ 8vo. Hardcover, 3 in slipcase. Very good to near fine. 8.4 Lb.

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5 John Barth firsts (4 signed).

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Description: Barth, John. 5 Firsts (4 signed). ++ THE FLOATING OPERA. Signed on half title. NY: Appleton- Century- Crofts, Inc., (1956). 1st edition of Barth’s 1st book, with “1” below text on last text page. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Dj toned, edgeworn. Tear to lower right of front dj panel (probably repaired on underside). ++ THE END OF THE ROAD. Signed on title page. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1958. 1st edition of Barth’s 2nd book. “$3.95” dj price. FPAA, Vol II, p27. ++ THE SOT-WEED FACTOR. Signed on half title. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1960. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Early reissue, “B46” at lower edge of last page (for the 46th week of 1960). FPAA, Vol II, p27. DJ price clipped, toned, chipped at spine ends. ++ GILES GOAT-BOY: OR, THE REVISED NEW SYLLABUS BY JOHN BARTH. Doubleday, 1966. 1st trade edition. FPAA, Vol II, p27. “H18” at lower right corner of last page. “$6.95” dj price. xxxi, [xxxii-xxxiv], [5], 6-710 pp. Signed on title. ++ LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE. Doubleday, 1968. 1st trade edition. FPAA, Vol II, p28. “$4.95” dj price. “J33” in lower left margin of last page (33rd week of 1968). Funhouse's signature is by a previous owner, not Barth. ++ 2-leaf program: “Indiana University Convocation Series presents John Barth: Readings from His Own Fiction” [1966 or later], listing 4 novels by Barth on its last page, ending with “Giles Goat-Boy.” ++ 8vo, books hardcover in dj. Mostly very good. 7.8 Lb.

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9 Books (8 signed by John Barth).

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Description: Barth, John. 9 Vols (8 Signed). ++ THE FLOATING OPERA. Signed on title page. NY: Appleton- Century- Crofts, Inc., (1956). 1st edition of Barth’s 1st book with “1” below text on last text page. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Hinges cracked, external dampstain. Repair at top of dj’s spine, dj sunned and edgeworn. ++ THE SOT-WEED FACTOR. Signed on title page. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1960. Review copy. Placed in is a slip giving August 19, 1960 as a publication date and requesting 2 copies of any review. Front dj flap has rubber stamped date of receipt (“Jul 25 1960”). FPAA, Vol II, p27. Lower right corner of last page: “B-26” (for 26th week of 1960). VG in dj with edgewear, toning, little more wear on rear dj panel. "D 8/19" written on front dj panel. ++ THE SOT-WEED FACTOR. Signed on title. Lon: Secker & Warburg, 1961. 1st British edition. FPAA, Vol II, p27. Variation occurs in the spine lettering; this one is lettered in silver (not gilt). ++ THE SOT-WEED FACTOR. Doubleday, 1967. 1st edition thus of this revision, “H42” in lower margin of last page. ++ THE LAST VOYAGE OF SOMEBODY THE SAILOR. Bos: Little, Brown and Company, (1991). 1st edition. Signed on half title. ++ EVERY THIRD THOUGHT. Counterpoint/Berkeley, (2011). Signed. ++ FURTHER FRIDAY & ESSAYS, LECTURES, AND OTHER NONFICTION 1984-94. (1995). Signed on title page. ++ COMING SOON!!! A NARRATIVE. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. 1st edition. Hardcover in dj. Signed and inscribed on half title. ++ COMING SOON!!! A NARRATIVE. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001, paperback. Signed. ++ Mostly 8vo. 8 hardcover in dj, 1 softcover. Mostly very good.

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5 First Editions: Saul Bellow.

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Description: Bellow, Saul. 5 First Editions. 8vo. Hardcover, 4 in dj, 1 in slipcase. ++ THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH. Viking Press, 1953. 1st edition of Bellow’s 3rd book. Base of c-page: “Printed in the U.S.A. by the Vail-Ballou Press, Inc.” “$4.50” dj price. “The Short Novels of John Steinbeck” blurb on rear flap but no reviewer quotes. Black/gray duotone cloth lettered in orange. Red-orange topstain. Very good in worn dj well repaired on underside. ++ SEIZE THE DAY. Viking, 1956. 1st ed. of Bellow’s 4th book. “Published in November 1956...” on c-page, “$3.00” dj price. Very good, couple marginal tears to dj, edgewear mostly to dj’s spine ends. Upper corner of dj flaps have minor dampstain. ++ HENDERSON THE RAIN KING. Viking, 1959. 1st ed. of Bellow’s 5th book. Yellow topstain, “$4.50” dj price. 3 quotes from reviewers on rear panel under the heading “Saul Bellow as a novelist,” 3 more reviewer quotes on rear flap. Very good, creasing/wear to dj’s edges, more wear around dj’s spine crown. ++ HERZOG. Viking, (1964). 1st edition, 1st issue (with so-called “gray” initial letters): More accurately, the first letter of each chapter has white spots from poor printing, generally more so than on the title page. C-page credits H. Wolff Manufacturing and has “M B G.” “$5.75” at upper corner of front dj flap. Bottom of front flap: “The Viking Press New York/ Jacket Design by Mel Williamson.” Photo of Bellow on rear panel. Rear flap does not list any post-1959 titles. No quotes from reviewers on dj. Book itself is very good, blue topstain dulled. Dj good with nicks/chips/wear along edges. Foxing to dj flaps and a small area in margin of last 15 or 20 pages. ++ THE DEAN’S DECEMBER. 1st edition, #17 of 500 signed by Saul Bellow on limitation page. Red cloth, in matching slipcase. Near fine. 7.4 Lb.

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THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1st book ed.

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Description: Doyle, A. Conan. THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Lon: George Newnes, 1892. 1st edition in book form. 1st state of text (“...Miss Violent Hunter…” in 5th to last line of last text page, later “..Miss Violet Hunter…” ). 1st state of front cover: In “The Strand Library” logo, the rectangle that appears just above the midpoint of the left edge does not have a street name. 1st state of eps (gray floral design, with the endpapers’ dimensions consistent with the text leaves). Green and Gibson A10a (pp52, 60). Sadleir 739. Hubin p122. Illustrated by Sidney Paget (monogram on most illustrations but not on title page). [4], 317, [1], blank [2] pp. 8vo. Reset within original binding, retaining original blue dec cloth, floral endpapers, and gilt edges. Cloth stained and washed (minor shelfwear at extremities), text foxed. 2.6 Lb.

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Doyle. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1894.

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Description: Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Lon: George Newnes, 1894. 1st edition in book form, consisting of 11 Sherlock Holmes cases, ending with his apparent death in a struggle with Professor Moriarty. Includes several of Holmes’ best-known cases, such as “Silver Blaze,” “The Musgrave Ritual,” “The Crooked Man,” and “The Final Problem.” Sadleir D746. Hubin p122. Green and Gibson A14a. 8vo. Reset and restitched in its original binding (dark blue cloth with bevelled covers, blocked and lettered in black and gilt, aeg). New marbled endpapers. Cloth slightly darkened, slight rubbing, minor staining to rear cover. Foxed. 2.2 Lb.

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Doyle. MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. 1894. 1st US ed

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Description: Doyle, Arthur Conan. MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Harper & Brothers, 1894. 1st American edition. Includes “The Card-Board Box” (Adventure XIV), which the publisher excluded from the 1st English edition in book form either because it was too racy or too morbid. 26 plates. (The 27th unlisted illustration mentioned by Green and Gibson A14b is probably accounted for by the partial-page illustration on p54). 5 of the illustrations are by Sidney Paget, the other 22 being by W. H. Hyde. 12mo. vi, 281, blank [1], ads [6] pp. Light blue cloth decorated in dark blue, with gilt lettering. Top edge stained slate gray, other edges plain. Cloth slightly darkened at extremities and on spine. Some pages lightly dampstained (mostly in margin, but overlapping text near end of volume). Slight internal loosening especially around pp97-98. 1.2 Lb.

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THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 17 Vols. Sherlock Holmes.

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Description: Doyle, Arthur Conan. THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 17 Vols: Vols II-V, X-XIII, XV, XVIII-XIX, XXII-XXIII, XXVI-XXVIII, XLIX. (Each vol semiannual, July 1891 to June 1893, July 1895 to June 1897, Jan.-June 1898, July 1899-June 1900, July 1901-June 1902, July 1903-Dec. 1904, Jan.-June 1915). Lon: George Newnes. Includes 5 full length works by Arthur Conan Doyle (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Rodney Stone, and The Croxley Master); substantial portions of 3 others novels by Doyle; 3 short stories and 1 nonfiction piece by Doyle; at least 2 appearances by H. G. Wells; at least 1 by P. G. Wodehouse, and a short story by Jules Verne’s son. Illustrated (mostly partial page, some full-page). Most illustrations in the Doyle works are by Sidney Paget. Additional information will be added to the online catalog, http://www.quinnsauction.com. 58.2 Lb.

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THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 3 Vols incl: ...BASKERVILLES.

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Description: Doyle, Arthur Conan/ H. G. Wells]. THE STRAND MAGAZINE. 3 Vols: Vols V, XXII-XXIII (Jan.-June 1893, July-Dec. 1901, and Jan.-June 1902). Lon: George Newnes. ++ Vols XXII-XXIII include a complete THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. ANOTHER ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Vol XXII, pp123-132, 243-254, 363-373, 495-506, 603-612; and Vol XXIII, pp[1]-15, 123-130, 243-252, 363-372. Also “Mr. William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes” Vol XXII, (pp613-621). H. G. Wells. “The New Accelerator”(Vol XXII, pp622-630). 8vo. Contemp ¼ maroon leather and coarse cloth. Relatively little wear to corners and spine ends. Bdg starting at hinges and Vol XXII, pp242-43. Minor foxing, contents very good. ++ Vol V contains 6 (of 11) installments of THE MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. pp61-73, pp162-172, 281-288, 395-406, 479-489, 601-612. 8vo. Modern cloth and marbled board with leather spine label. Near fine, occasional foxing. All 3 vols heavily illustrated (mostly partial-page illustrations, some full-page). Most illustrations in Baskervilles and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are by Sidney Paget. 11 Lb.

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5 Books incl: THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1905.

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Description: Doyle, Arthur Conan. 5 Titles. ++ SONGS OF ACTION. Lon: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1898. 1st edition in book form. Green and Gibson A23. 12mo. Navy blue cloth lettered in gilt. Rough cut top edge, fore and tail edges uncut. Very good. Bookplate on front pastedown. ++ THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905. 1st American edition in book form (“First Published February, 1905,” no additional printings listed). 13 plates. Green and Gibson A29c. 8vo. Black cloth lettered in red and yellow. Rubbing to exterior (largely obscuring the lettering on spine), hinges cracked, minor foxing to plates. ++ HIS LAST BOW: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes. Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton. 1st Canadian edition (consisting of a 1st American edition in book form with a Canadian title leaf by Hodder & Stoughton, thus the 1917 copyright by George H. Doran). 7 books listed on verso of half title. Green & Gibson A40c-d. 8vo. Orange cloth lettered in black. Hinges cracked, weak at pp126-127, pencil at least to ffep and margin of 1st text page. Dj is either lacking or not issued with the Canadian edition. ++ THE VALLEY OF FEAR. Hodder & Stoughton, (cprt 1914), [issued in Canada Mar. 1915. See Green & Gibson A39d.] 1st Canadian edition (American edition by Doran, with a Hodder & Stoughton’s title leaf). 7 plates. Red cloth. Lacking ffep. Penciling on half title. Dj either lacking or not issued. ++ AN IRREGULAR ANGLO-AMERICAN GLOSSARY OF MORE OR LESS UNFAMILIAR WORDS, TERMS AND PHRASES IN THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SAGA. (Toronto: Castalotte & Zamba, 1959). 8vo. Spiral-bound wraps dampstained, at least 1 text leaf has marginal wear and tear. Half title signed and inscribed by the editor, S. Tupper Bigelow, dated “June 17, 1962.”

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THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL. 67 issues, 1946-1992.

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Description: [Doyle, Arthur Conan] THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL: An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana. 67 issues: Vol I, No. 1 to Vol II, No. 4 (1946-1947, 8 issues); New Series, Vols 25-35 (44 issues, Mar. 1975 to Dec. 1985); New Series, Vol 37, No. 4 (Dec. 1987); Vol 39, No. 1 to Vol 40, No. 3 (Mar. 1989 to Sep. 1990, 7 issues); New Series, Vol 41 (1991, 4 issues); and Vol 42, Nos. 2-4 (June-Dec. 1992, 3 issues). NY: Ben Abramson, 1946-1947 (for Vols I-II). Beginning with New Series, Vol 25, No. 1: NY: Fordham University Press. 8vo. Orig wraps. Mostly very good to near fine, some more worn. 16.8 Lb.

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GWENDOLEN. A Sequel... Daniel Deronda. 1878.

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Description: Eliot, George. GWENDOLEN. A Sequel to George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda. Library Edition. Boston: Ira Bradley and Co., 1878. Written anonymously. Attributed to Anna Clay Beecher. Title of Chapter I is “Reclaimed.” Green cloth. Cocked, spine ends and corners of covers worn, ¾ inch fracture to right edge of front cover. Slightly loose, esp. pp195-214. 1.2 Lb.

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MEMOIRS OF MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI. 2 Vols. 1st ed.

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Description: Emerson, Ralph Waldo. MEMOIRS OF MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI. 2 Vols. Bos: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1852. 1st edition. “Edited by Emerson in collaboration with James Freeman Clarke and W. H. Channing.” -BAL 5222. Includes Emerson’s “Visits to Concord” and “Conversations in Boston” (Vol I, pp201-351). Vol I: [title page], [c-page], Contents [VII]-VIII, [9]-[11], 12-351 pp. Vol II: [flyleaf], [integral blank leaf], [title page], [c-page], Contents[I]-II, [3]-[5], 6-352 pp, [flyleaf]. Both vols issued without ads. 1st edition, 1st printing with regard to the signings: Vol II, p[5] is signed 1*, so the first leaf of sig 1 is the 1st page of its table of contents. 1st edition, 2nd printing with regard to the spines. (Gilt binder’s type is just slightly more than 1/8 inch tall, not 3/16 inch.) BAL 6500. Vol II’s Table of Contents omits the credits to Channing as the author of Jamaica Plain and Homeward. 12mo. Dark brown cloth, yellow eps. Chip to center of Vol I’s spine. Minor external stains. A little foxing. Bookseller’s penciling on eps. Very good. 2.0 Lb.

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3 Firsts: THE HAMLET + THE TOWN + THE MANSION.

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Description: Faulkner, William. 3 First Editions. (together, the Snopes Trilogy.) NY: Random House. 8vo. ++ THE HAMLET. 1940. Black cloth stamped in red and gold. Top edge red. Very good, lacking dj. Petersen A20a-A20b. ++ THE TOWN. (1957). 1st printing: p327, line 10 repeats line 8. “$3.95” and “5/57” on dj. Wine red cloth stamped in gray and gold. Light gray threaded eps. Petersen A34a. Blue-gray topstain faded. Near fine in good dj, short tears to dj’s edges/spine ends. ++ THE MANSION. (1959). 1st edition, trade issue, 1st printing (“10/59” at lower corner of dj’s front flap, photo on rear panel, no reviews). Petersen A36b. Blue cloth stamped in gilt and light blue, blue eps, top edge stained yellow. Near fine in very good dj, small chips/tears to dj’s spine ends, 1-inch tear between dj’s spine base and rear panel, few tears to dj’s edges, price sticker in upper margin of front dj flap but the "$4.75" is still visible. 4.2 Lb.

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3 Firsts: A FABLE + KNIGHT'S GAMBIT + BIG WOODS.

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Description: Faulkner, William. 3 Firsts. NY: Random House. 8vo. ++ A FABLE. (1954). 1st trade edition. Petersen. A31a. Maroon cloth with crosses on front cover stamped in black and blind. Very good, Top edge’s blue-gray stain faded and now barely visible. Dj is price clipped, but “8/54” is still present at lower corner of front flap. Wear/tiny chips at dj’s spine ends, tear (1 1/2 in.) to lower portion of rear dj panel. ++ KNIGHT’S GAMBIT. (1949). “One of the Faulkner titles in which ‘First Printing’ (or a variant) does not appear on the verso of the first edition title page.” -Petersen A25b. Red cloth stamped in gold and black, top edge blue-gray. Dj designed by E. McKnight Kauffer. Book is near fine, dj good: Eps and dj’s white areas toned. Creasing to upper/lower portions of dj, couple short dj tears and edge chips. ++ BIG WOODS. Decorations by Edward Shenton. (1955). 1st collected edition, 1st printing. “$3.95” and “10/55” on front dj flap. Green cloth, top edge green. Very good, corners bumped, dj’s spine ends chipped. 3.8 Lb.

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5 Firsts incl: Faulkner. INTRUDER IN THE DUST.

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Description: Faulkner, William. 5 First Editions. ++ INTRUDER IN THE DUST. Random House, (1948). 1st printing of Faulkner’s first novel to be published after an interruption of 6 years. Petersen A24b. Black cloth lettered in blue and gilt, top edge blue, dj is by E. McKnight Kauffer with “$3.00” price. Very good, ink from the spine lettering largely worn away, rubber stamping to rear pastedown, “915” handwritten on rear pastedown, faint marks to ffep from contact with an earlier dj cover. Dj has stain near upper corners of dj flaps. ++ THE REIVERS. Random House, (1962). 1st edition, trade issue, 1st printing. Red cloth stamped in gilt and orange. Bright red top edge. “$4.95” and “6/62” on dj. Near fine in VG dj with small tears/wear to dj’s spine ends. Petersen A37d. ++ THE UNVANQUISHED. Random House, (1938). 1st edition, trade issue, 1st printing: The 2 human figures on front cover are red (not blue), and are enclosed in navy blue wreath. Gray cloth, spine lettered in rust red and black. Top edge is bright red. (Consistent with Petersen A18b. Petersen A18a describes a reddish-brown top edge, but this might reflect dfferent degrees of surface wear without bibliographic significance.) Spine and eps toned, minor surface staining to covers, text very good. Dj clipping pasted down to faep, bookplate removed from ffep. ++ LIGHT IN AUGUST. Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, (1932). Coarse tan cloth with orange lettering on front and blue lettering only on the spine. Top edge orange. Very good. 1st printing. Petersen A13a. “Jefferson” for “Mottstown” on p340. Minor fraying at spine base. Bdg weak at pp330-331. Gentle crease to pelims. Lacking dj. ++ THE WILD PALMS. Random House, (1939). 1st edition, trade issue, 1st printing: Both the spine and front cover are lettered in gold with green rules. Beige cloth, green top edge. Fraying to spine ends and corners, spine toned, text very good. Lacking dj. 6.0 Lb.

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5 Books incl: Faulkner. SOLDIERS' PAY. 1st prtg.

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Description: Faulkner, William. 5 Titles. 8vo. Orig cloth, lacking djs. ++ SOLDIERS’ PAY. Boni & Liveright, 1926. 1st printing of Faulkner’s 1st book. Navy blue cloth lettered in yellow on front cover and spine, blue and white eps. Spine’s lettering dulled and faintly visible. Petersen A2a calls for a yellow top edge. Here, either the top edge of the text block was left unstained, or the topstain has been rubbed away. ++ DOCTOR MARTINO AND OTHER STORIES. Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 1st printing. Petersen A15a. Blue cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge stained yellow. Spine sunned, rear hinge repaired, eps slightly foxed, very good. ++ PYLON. Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. “First Printing, February, 1935” on c-page. Petersen A16b. Blue cloth. Top edge stained dark navy blue. Gilt lettering dulled but still legible within the black band. Foxed, minor stains to exterior. ++ LIGHT IN AUGUST. Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, (1932). Coarse tan cloth with orange lettering on front and blue lettering only on the spine. Top edge orange. Very good. 1st printing. Petersen A13a. “Jefferson” for “Mottstown” on p340. ++ AS I LAY DYING. NY: Jonathan Cape/ Harrison Smith, (1930). 1st printing, later issue. (The front cover title is correctly positioned and the “I” in the spine title is perfect, and the “I” on page 11 is correctly positioned). Petersen A7e. Light brown cloth lettered in dark brown, top edge stained brown. Very good, slightly cocked. 5.4 Lb.

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Signed, inscr by Fitzgerald: THIS SIDE OF PARADISE

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Description: Fitzgerald, F. Scott. THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920. First Edition, Ninth Printing dated October, 1920 on copyright page [first printing was March 1920]. 8vo. Original green cloth, fine condition, gilt spine bright. With facsimile dj and custom slipcase (few minor spots). Signed & inscribed on the front free endpaper by Fitzgerald: “Most Sincerely / F Scott Fitzgerald.” Author’s first novel. Bruccoli A5.1.a. 1.4 Lb.

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Fitzgerald 1st: THE BEAUTIFUL & THE DAMNED.

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Description: Fitzgerald, F. Scott. First edition of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED, 1922. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922. 1st edition, 1st printing, Date on title, “Published March, 1922” on c-page, with the Scribner’s seal omitted from the title page. Bruccoli A8.I.Aa. On the verso of the 1st leaf, “Flappers and Philosophers” is “A second collection in preparation.” No ads at rear. 8vo. Blue-green cloth with front cover lettered in blind. Hinges cracked. Lacking dj.

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3 Books incl Fitzgerald. FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS

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Description: Fitzgerald, F. Scott. 3 Titles. ++ FLAPPERS AND PHILOSOPHERS. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920. 1st edition, 1st printing (Scribner’s seal on c-page, half title’s verso is blank, and “panoply” on p152, line 23). Bruccoli A.6. 8vo. Dark green cloth with front cover title in blind. The cloth can have at least 2 textures (priority unknown): Here the grain of the cloth runs both vertical and horizontal (as opposed to vertical only). Gilt lettering on spine is dulled but faintly visible. Very good, bookplate and incomplete pencil erasure on fep. Lacking dj. ++ THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED. 1922. 1st edition, 2nd printing, state 1: Same title and c-page as a 1st printing except that a Scribner’s seal has been added. No known changes to main portion of text. Last leaf [pp451-452] advertises the 12th printing of This Side of Paradise and 5th printing of Flappers and Philosophers. Half title’s verso lists Flappers and Philosophers, The Beautiful and the Damned, and This Side of Paradise. Pp. 67-70 are not cancelled. The 2nd printing was produced later during the same month as the 1st printing (Mar. 1922). Bruccoli A8.I.b1. Green cloth (matching Flappers and Philosophers). Front cover lettered in blind. Gilt lettering on spine dulled. Very good, 1st-2nd gatherings roughly opened at outer edge, lacking dj. ++ THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. Scribner’s, 1920. 1st edition, 7th printing according to the c-page (“...Reprinted… August 1920” with a Scribner’s seal), but the text contains many typographical characteristics Bruccoli associates with earlier printings. Bruccoli analyzes 30 typographical errors in a 1st, 4th, and 7th printing. This one has over 25 of Bruccoli’s typographical features for a 4th printing, but has 1 error in common with the 1st printing and 3 typographical corrections made before the 7th printings. Page 119, line 4: “Booth…” is italicized (as in a 1st printing). 7th printing characteristics: C-page is “...Reprinted… August 1920.” Page 18, line 26: “Rineheart” with an “a” (consistent with a 7th printing, but not a 4th printing). Page 240, italicized portion: “langueur” with “e” (consistent with a 7th, not a 4th printing). P. 242, line 26: “Cellini” spelled correctly (as in a 7th but not a 4th printing). Verso of half title advertises “Flappers and Philosophers [published Sep. 10, 1920]. The 1st printing was on Mar. 26, 1920, the 4th printing in April 1920, and the 7th printing in August 1920. Bruccoli A.5.I.a. Bdg matches “Flappers…” and “The Beautiful and the Damned.” VG, ink ownership. Lacking dj. 3.2 Lb.

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Fleming. CASINO ROYALE. Macmllan, 1954. 1st US ed.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. CASINO ROYALE. Macmillan Company, 1954. 1st American edition, in early state (technically the 2nd state) dj: Paul Gallico quote and “$2.75” price still present on front flap. As is true of most early djs, the publisher clipped the upper and lower corners of the front flap. At the beginning of the production run, the first few djs went unclipped, but in practice unclipped djs are almost never found on Casino Royale. 8vo. Green cloth lettered in red. Foxing to eps, dj flaps, and peripheral areas of rear panel. Minor wear/nicks around dj’s spine ends. Probably has small tape repair to dj’s underside. 0.6 Lb.

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Fleming. LIVE AND LET DIE. 1955. 1st US ed. in dj

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Description: Fleming, Ian. LIVE AND LET DIE. Macmillan, 1955. 1st American edition of the 1st James Bond book. “$3.00” dj price. Both corners of front flap clipped by publisher. “A Cock Robin Thriller” at bottom of front dj panel, logo at top of front dj flap and bottom of book’s front cover. 8vo. Dark navy blue cloth; very good. Dj has a chip to top of dj’s spine and fraying at dj’s spine ends. Chip and fraying at upper corner corners of front panel. 1-inch tear to upper portion of rear panel. Tiny tears/chips to dj’s edges. 0.6 Lb.

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Fleming. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1956). 1st ed.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1956). 1st edition. “12s 6d Net” dj price. 8vo. Orig black cloth effect paper-covered boards lettered in silver with silver jewel at center of front cover and diamond pattern blindstamped on front cover. Very good. Dj lacks the upper two thirds of its rear panel. 0.8 Lb.

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Ian Fleming. DR. NO. Jonathan Cape, (1958).

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Description: Fleming, Ian. DR NO. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1958). 1st edition in 2nd state binding (with Honeychilde Ryder silhouette in brown on front cover). DJ designed by Pat Marriott. “13s. 6d. Net” dj price. 8vo. Slightly cocked. Eps and white areas of dj foxed. Minor foxing to first and last pages. Tear in upper half of rear dj panel, smaller tears elsewhere, smaller chip to upper corner of rear panel. 0.6 Lb.

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Ian Fleming. GOLDFINGER. (1959). 1st edition.

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Description: Fleming, Ian GOLDFINGER. Lon: Jonathan Cape, (1959). 8vo. Orig black texturized paper simulating cloth, gold coins in skull’s eye sockets. Very good in very good dj with creasing and small tears to spine ends and upper edge. 1st edition (stated), in 2nd state binding (detail removed from the upper left portion of the skull stamped on front cover). 1st issue dj: “15s. net” dj price, 19-line blurb on upper half of front dj flap. 7th James Bond book. .8 Lb.

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Ian Fleming, 1966 First Edition OCTOPUSSY in dj.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. 1966 First edition OCTOPUSSY in dust jacket. ++ OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Cape, (1966). 1st edition. Dark brown texturized paper simulating cloth. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Dj designed by Richard Chopping. Dj price clipped, otherwise near fine.

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2 First US eds.: MOONRAKER + DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. 2 First American Editions. ++ MOONRAKER. Macmillan Company, 1955. ++ DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. Macmillan, 1956. ++ 1st US editions of the 2nd and 3rd James Bond books. “First Edition” on both c-pages. Both have “$2.75” dj price. 8vo. Cloth, in djs. Foxing to djs’ white areas and Moonraker's rear endpaper. Small tape mark to Moonraker’s dj. Diamonds Are Forever's dj has 2 tears intersecting the "S" at top-right of front panel.

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3 Books: James Bond Blofeld Trilogy, in djs.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. 3 James Bond titles, together comprising the “Blofeld” trilogy. The 8th, 10th, and 11th James Bond books, Blofeld not having appeared in Fleming's 9th book. Lon: Jonathan Cape. 8vo. ++ THUNDERBALL. (1961). 1st edition, “15s Net” dj price. Original black texturized paper simulating cloth with skeleton’s hand embossed in blind on front cover. Gilt lettering on spine. Tear (less than 1 inch) to upper left of rear dj panel, otherwise near fine. ++ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. 1st edition, 2nd state of c-page (“First Published March 1964,” the month having been omitted from the 1st state). Titles and headlines of Chapters 6-7 (pp74-95) are “Tiger, Tiger!” and “The Death Collector” and dj price is “16s. net.” Black texturized paper simulating cloth with gilt Japanese characters on front cover and silver lettering on spine. Patterned eps. Near fine in very good dj with short tears to dj’s corners and spine ends. ++ ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE. 1st edition (“First Published 1963,” dj price is “16s. net.”). Black texturized paper simulating cloth lettered in silver; near fine. Dj very good with creasing around top of dj’s spine. 2.5 Lb.

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4 Bond, 3 American Firsts w/ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE.

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Description: Fleming, Ian. 4 titles, 3 American first editions. ++ THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. Viking Press, (1962). 1st American edition, “$3.95” dj price. 8vo. Light brown top edge, brown eps. Cloth, in dj. Near fine in very good dj with minor creasing to dj, slight wear to dj’s spine ends, 7/8 inch tear at lower right of rear panel. ++ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. New American Library, (1964). 1st American edition of the last James Bond book to be printed in Fleming’s lifetime. Yellow cloth with black facsimile signature, orange-red title and horizontal rules on spine, top edge stained red, and orange-red eps. White dj by Paul Bacon with “007” at top of front flap. “$4.50” dj price. Photo by Dan Wynn on rear dj panel. “H0018” at lower left corner of rear panel. 8vo. Very good with short tears to dj. ++ THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. New American Library, (1965). Black paper-covered boards simulating leather with golden gun across front cover, spine, and right edge of rear cover. Top edge stained yellow. Mustard yellow eps. Dj has small black bullet holes on front panel, bio of Fleming on rear flap, photo of Fleming on rear flap, and “HOO42” at lower right corner of rear panel. “$4.50” price at upper left corner of front flap. Does not have the “002” that is at least sometimes found at the lower left corner of front flap. Foxing to dj flaps, otherwise very good. ++ THUNDERBALL. Viking, 1961. 8vo. Yellow cloth, very good in worn dj. Price clipped, otherwise a 1st American edition.

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5 Titles: Ian Fleming. GOLDFINGER, GOLDEN GUN...

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Description: Fleming, Ian. 5 Titles. Lon: Jonathan Cape. 8vo. Very good to near fine. ++ THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. (1965). 1st edition, 2nd binding (front cover does not have blocked golden gun). Chips to dj’s spine crown. “18s Net” dj price. ++ OCTOPUSSY AND THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. (1966). 1st edition. Dj price clipped. ++ FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. (1960). White eye design on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. 1st edition of the book itself in later state dj (“16s. net”). Owner’s ink note (“3. Ed”) on lower edge of front dj flap. ++ GOLDFINGER. (1959). 1st edition in 2nd bdg (detail removed from the upper left portion of the skull on front cover). Gold coins in skull’s eyes, gilt lettering on spine. Lacking dj. Later black leather “007” slipcase. 7th James Bond book. ++ CASINO ROYALE. (1953), 2nd impression. Facsimile dj. 4.4 Lb.

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6 James Bond books: 5 signed by John Gardner.

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Description: [Ian Fleming Association] 6 Titles (5 signed). First 6 books in John Gardner's continuation of the James Bond series. All except “For Special Services” are signed on title page. 8vo. Very good to near fine, 2 remaindered on tail edge of text block. (Lon): Jonathan Cape and Hodder & Stoughton. ++ LICENSE RENEWED. (1981). Gardner’s 1st James Bond book. “First Published…,” later state dj (“L 6.50 net” price covered with a sticker with “L 6.95 Net”). ++ FOR SPECIAL SERVICES. (1982). 1st edition, “L 6.95 Net.” ++ ICEBREAKER. (1983). 1st edition, “L. 7.50 Net” dj price. ++ ROLE OF HONOUR. (1984). 1st edition. “L 7.95 Net” dj price. ++ NOBODY LIVES FOR EVER. (1986). 1st edition. “L. 8.95 Net” dj price. ++ NO DEALS, MR. BOND. (1987). 1st edition. “L. 10.95 Net” dj price. ++ FOR SPECIAL SERVICES. (1982). Orig texturized paper simulating cloth, in dj. 4.8 Lb.

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7 Richard Ford firsts incl: A PIECE OF MY HEART.

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Description: Ford, Richard. 7 Firsts. ++ A PIECE OF MY HEART. Harper & Row, (1976). 1st edition of Ford’s 1st book. ++ THE ULTIMATE GOOD LUCK. 1981. 1st edition of Ford’s 2nd book. Small tears and edgewear to dj, slight toning to dj. ++ INDEPENDENCE DAY. 1995. Advance Review copy. Includes publisher’s printed “Dear Bookseller” flyer. ++ THE SPORTSWRITER. Vintage Books, (“Copyright to come” on c-page, publisher’s photocopy taped to front wrap gives March, 1986 as the expected publication date). ++ WOMEN WITH MEN. Harvill Press, (1997). 1st British edition. ++ THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY. Lon: Granta Books/Viking, (1992), 1st British edition thus. ++ LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU. HarperCollins, (2014). 1st edition. ++ Uncorrected proofs softcover, other 5 hardcover in dj. Very good to near fine.

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16 books signed by Richard Ford (mostly firsts).

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Description: Ford, Richard. 16 Signed Books, mostly 1st edition or 1st British edition. 14 hardcover in dj and 8vo. 2 softcover. Very good to near fine. ++ THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE AMERICAN LONG STORY. Lon: Granta, (1998). ++ WILDLIFE. Atlantic Monthly Press, (1990). Inscribed by Ford and dated “June 20. 1990” (on title page). Cloth, in dj. ++ WILDLIFE. Collins Harvill, 1990. Paperback. ++ THE SPORTSWRITER. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996, hardcover in dj, signed on inserted leaf. ++ THE SPORTSWRITER. Vintage Contemporaries, A Division of Random House, (1986), paperback, signed on title page. ++ ROCK SPRINGS: Stories. Atlantic Monthly Press, (1987), inscribed on title page. ++ Atlantic Monthly’s prospectus for ROCK SPRINGS inscribed to a different owner. ++ THE ULTIMATE GOOD LUCK. Lon: Collins Harvill, 1989. ++ THE LAY OF THE LAND. Bloomsbury, (2006). ++ WOMEN WITHOUT MEN. Knopf, 1997. ++ INDEPENDENCE DAY. Lon: Harvill, (1995). ++ INDEPENDENCE DAY. Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. ++ THE ESSENTIAL TALES OF CHEKHOV. Ecco Press, (1998). THE LAY OF THE LAND. Knopf, 2006. ++ A MULTITUDE OF SINS. Knopf, 2002. ++ A MULTITUDE OF SINS: Stories. Lon: Harvill, (2001). ++ CANADA. (2012). 23.4 Lb.

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11 MacDonald Flashman books w/ 2 sgd limited eds.

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Description: Fraser, George MacDonald. 11 Titles, mostly 1st editions with 2 limited signed editions, of the FLASHMAN series by George F. MacDonald. ++ FLASHMAN AND THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. Scorpion Press, (1994). One of 119 signed on inserted limitation leaf; #71 of 99. ++ FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH. Scorpion, (2005). Total of 120 signed on limitation leaf; #11 of 100. ++ FLASHMAN. Herbert Jenkins, (1969). ++ FLASHMAN. Lon: Herbert Jenkins, (1969). ++ FLASH FOR FREEDOM! Barrie & Jenkins, (1971). ++ FLASHMAN AT THE CHARGE. (1973). ++ FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME. (1975). ++ FLASHMAN’S LADY. Barrie & Jenkins, (1977). ++ ROYAL FLASH. Barrie & Jenkins, (1970). ++ FLASHMAN & THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. Harvill/HarperCollins, (1994). ++ FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON. Collins Harvill, 1985. ++ FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. Collins, 1982. ++ 8vo. Hardcover, very good to near fine, 8 in good to very good dj (1 tape repaired). Sold with all faults. 13.8 Lb.

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9 MacDonald Flashman books:  American First Eds.

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Description: Fraser, George MacDonald. 9 Titles, mostly 1st American editions, of the FLASHMAN series by George F. MacDonald. ++ FLASHMAN FROM THE FLASHMAN PAPERS 1839-1842. Knopf, (1969), (“70-” LCCN). ++ FLASH FOR FREEDOM! Knopf, 1972. Dj worn and repaired on underside. ++ FLASHMAN AT THE CHARGE. Knopf, 1973. Dj price clipped. Minor stain to rfep. ++ FLASHMAN IN THE GREAT GAME. Knopf, 1975. ++ FLASHMAN AND THE REDSKINS. Knopf, 1982. ++ FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON. Knopf, 1986. ++ FLASHMAN AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT. 1991. ++ FLASHMAN & THE ANGEL OF THE LORD. Knopf, 1995. ++ FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH. HarperCollins, (2005). ++ 8vo. Hardcover; mostly very good to near fine. In djs; djs mostly in good or better. 12.0 Lb.

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Hemingway. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. 1st issue dj.

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Description: Hemingway, Ernest. THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1952. 1st edition, in 1st issue dj: Rear panel’s Hemingway photo has a significant amount of blue ink. “$3.00” dj price and no mention of the Nobel Prize that Hemingway won for this book. As is almost always true of 1st issue djs, the rear flap is later state (without the 2 lines of small production symbols). Date on title, “A” on c-page. Hanneman A24a. 8vo. Light blue cloth with silver lettering on spine; very good. Dj good with chipping to its spine ends, couple small tears to lower portion of dj’s spine, tear (less than 1 in.) to top of rear panel, and minor toning to dj’s white areas. 0.6 Lb.

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2 Firsts: A FAREWELL TO ARMS + THE SUN ALSO RISES

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Description: Hemingway, Ernest. 2 First Editions. ++ A FAREWELL TO ARMS. 1929. 1st issue, without the legal disclaimer. C-page has Scribner’s seal. Hanneman A8a. 8vo. Black cloth with gold paper label printed in black on spine and front cover. Very good, inner margin of first 3 preliminary leaves foxed, lacking dj. ++ THE SUN ALSO RISES. 1926. 1st issue, with p181, Line 26 having “stoppped” with 3 p's. Date on title page, Scribner’s seal on c-page. Hanneman A6. Same binding as A Farewell to Arms, spine label worn, crown frayed, minor notations on eps, lacking dj. 2.2 Lb.

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