A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
John Kennedy Toole. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. This is the second printing of Toole’s posthumous, darkly comic novel with an introduction by Walker Percy. This copy is Fine in a Fine dust jacket and the introduction is SIGNED BY WALKER PERCY. $2,000.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, thirteenth printing, 1980.
Percy’s first and classic novel on New Orleans. This copy is Fine in a Fine dust jacket and is SIGNED BY WALKER PERCY. $1,000.
Little Men:Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys
Louisa M Alcott
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871. First edition in publisher’s cloth. Very Good. $200.
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1947. First edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. $400.00.
Chet Atkins with Bill Neely
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1974. An autobiography of one of the biggest country music stars. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. $150.00.
Junkie, Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict
William Burroughs, as William Lee
Paperback original and dos-a-dos with Maurice Helbrant’s “Narcotic Agent.” New York: Ace Books, 1953. Near Fine. $750.00. .
Little America, Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic/The Flight to the South Pole
Richard E. Byrd
New York/London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1930. An account of the pioneering naval aviator’s exploration of the South Pole. First edition. Fine, without the dust jacket. $150.00
You Only Live Twice
London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. The twelfth novel in the James Bond canon. First edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. $2,500.00.
The Ascent of Everest
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. An account of the ascent of Mt. Everest by Brigadier Sir John Hunt. Signed by the author. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. $1,500.00.
The Call of the Wild
New York: Macmillan, 1903. First edition in publisher’s decorated boards. Near Fine, no dust jacket. $2,000.00.
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The Cocktail Party
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. A comedic play by the famous English poet, first produced in three acts on stage in 1949. Second impression of the first US edition. Book is Near Fine with slight even toning of text block; dust jacket has slight fading on the spine, else Near Fine. $125.00.
Seven Gothic Tales
New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. Published under the pen name of Isak Dinesen (of Danish writer Karen Blixen), this is a limited edition (no. 443 of 1,010) and is illustrated by Majeska. Handsomely printed and bound with gilt top edge, deckled pages, gilt titles and decorations in Near Fine condition. Book plate and gift inscription inside. $350.00.
Out To Old Aunt Mary's
James Whitcomb Riley
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1904. The first edition of Riley’s book of rustic poetry. With illustrations by Howard Chandler Christie and internal page decorations by Margaret Armstrong, one of America’s finest book designers. With two pen inscriptions inside, slight evidence of past water damage on rear board, else Very Good +. $60.00.
Alfred R. Wallace
London: Edward Stanford, 1888. Stanford’s Compendium of Geography and Travel with an ethnological appendix by A.H. Keane. Handsomely rebound in ¾ green leather with raised bands and gilt title on spine. With several fold-out maps and illustrations. There is evidence of scorching to the text block (this book has had an interesting life) but all is intact and Very Good +. $250.00
More Lives Than One
Joseph Wood Krutch
New York: William Sloane Associates, 1962. An autobiography of the Knoxville-born writer, best known nationally for his nature writings. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Ownership inscription on half-title. $60.00.
The Man With The Golden Arm
New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1949. Although not a true first, this very presentable (and affordable) copy of this modern classic is the basis for the 1955 Otto Preminger film by the same name starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak. $45.00.
A Frenchman's London
Paul Morand, translated by Desmond
London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1934. Morand was an early Modernist author and diplomat who lived in London during his formative years. Some earlier damp staining and scattered foxing else Very Good + in a Near Fine dust jacket. $35.00.
The Muses Are Heard
New York: Random House, 1956. First edition, first printing of Capote’s account of a Black theatrical company performing Gerswhin’s “Porgy and Bess” in Russia. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. $250.00.
The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, no date. Contains 24 illustrations in color by Ethel Everett. The Burlington Library edition in ¾ red leather binding with gilt titles, rules and decorations on the spine. A beautiful book in Fine condition. $100.
A Cavalcade of Collier's
Kenneth McArdle, editor
New York, A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1959. A collection of memorable stories and articles that appeared in the famous magazine during its seventy years of existence. Include reproductions of many Colliers covers. Dust jacket slightly soiled and chipped, otherwise Fine. $40.00.
Norman Rockwell, My Adventures as an Illustrator
Norman Rockwell as told to Thomas
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. A first-edition of the famed illustrator’s autobiography SIGNED BY NORMAN ROCKWELL. Book is Very Good, with only slight discoloration and a neat book plate. The dust jacket is Fine. $400.00.
Lou Gehrig, A Quiet Hero
New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1942. A very affordable 26th impression of the first-edition in collectible condition complete with dust jacket. . The biography was written just following Gehrig’s death from ALS, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Gehrig was the subject of the classic 1942 baseball film “Pride of the Yankees,” starring Gary Cooper as Gehrig. $20.00.
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. A Photo-Play edition with the novel the screenplay was based upon and photographs from the pre-code MGM film of the same name, starring Jean Harlow and Chester Morris. Publisher’s original fuschia-colored boards with vibrantly colored pictorial dust jacket. Fading on dust jacket spine else Near-Fine. $100.00.
Children of Dune
New York: Berkley Publishing Corporation and G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1976. The climax of the Dune trilogy. The fourth printing of the first-edition in dust jackets. The book is Near-Fine and unmarked; the dust jacket is chipped along the edges and slightly rubbed but is not faded. $500.
George Eliot's Life As Related In Her Letters And Journals
J.W. Cross, editor (and husband)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895. The first American edition of the three-volume set in original publisher’s binding with gilt lettering. A Near-Fine set. $100.00
Kinds of Love
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1970. A first-edition review copy with the review slip laid in. The fourteenth novel of the Belgian-American writer. Bright in a Near-Fine dust jacket, the book is unbumped and Near-Fine. $80.00.
The Old Man and the Boy
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1957. First-edition in dust jacket with a touching ownership inscription. The dust jacket has some minor chops not affecting the lettering and has some discoloration, else Very Good. Book if Near-Fine. $200.
Modern Block Printed Textiles
London: Walker Books, 1992. A beautifully executed history of the design and production methods of block-printed textiles including the work of William Morris and other well-known designers. Illustrated throughout in color. Fine. $70.00.
Girlhood Embroidery: American Sampler & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. A beautiful, first-edition, two-volume set in a slipcase with color and black/white illustrations throughout. Bright and Fine with only a hint of wear to the slipcase. $200
The Complete Writings of Oscar Wilde
New York: The Nottingham Society, 1909. In six volumes, ¾ leather bindings with marbled boards and end-papers. All in generally, Near-Fine condition with even toning. $300.00 for the set.
Honey and Salt, A New Volume Of Poems
New York: Haracourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1963. Fine first edition in a Fine dust jacket with only the slightest of fading on the spine. $100.00.
Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare
Charles and Mary Lamb
London: Bickers and Son, 1890. With twelve tipped-in photographs, this beautiful Victorian binding is a celebration of gilt, on the front board, spine and text block. Front board starting and the book has had some minor professional repairs but is very bright, clean and tight. Small and neat ownership sticker on upper inside of front board. $200.00.