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Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1950.
First edition of Merton’s interpretation of the life of St. Lutgarde, a thirteenth centiry saint and mystic who chose the way of La Trappe as her path to God. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 67983
First signed limited edition of Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald; one of 250 copies signed by him
Down the Seine and Up the Potomac with Art Buchwald: Twenty-Five Years of Art Buchwald’s Best Humor.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977.
First signed limited edition of this compilation of Buchwald’s satiric Washington Post columns. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. One of 250 copies signed by the author on the colophon. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Samuel B. Whitehead. Jacket photograph by Diana Walker.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115375
New York: Dutton Book, 2000.
First edition of this “splendid entertainment… Johnson is one of our most astute cultural critics” (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Diane Johnson on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Mary E. O’Boyle. Jacket illustration by Nina Berkson.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110599
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
First British edition. Octavo, original black boards. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication on the title page, “For poor Bob Forbes with fervent prayers for peace and better health Queen Noor 2003”. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 2613
London: Scholastic, 1999.
Early printing of Philip Pullman’s third book in his Sally Lockhart Quartet. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Best Wishes to Eileen, Philip Pullman Sept. 99.” In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 88118
New York: Harcourt, 2006.
First edition of Stewart’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Rory Stewart on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jennifer Jackman.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 3491
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935.
Early printing of the author’s fictionalized autobiography, detailing his early to mid 20s. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of American actor Zachary Scott, the first husband of Elaine Scott who later married John Steinbeck. Scott is best remembered for his many roles as villains and “mystery men” in dozens of musical comedies, film noirs, and psychological thrillers throughout the 1940s and 50s including Hollywood Canteen, The Unfaithful, Shotgun, Man in the Shadow, and The Young One. In very good condition with Scott’s bookplate to the pastedown.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 114482
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
First edition of Updike’s eighth novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Updike on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 79890
New York: Everest House Publishers, 1982.
First edition of the author and illustrator’s third collaborative book of illustrated poems. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Edward Gorey on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Edward Gorey.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115042
First edition of George Clinch's English Hops: A History of Cultivation and Preparation for the Market from the Earliest Times
London: McCorquodale & Co. Ltd, 1919.
First edition of Clinch’s history of hop cultivation. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115808
London: Jonathan Cape, 1970.
First British edition of Brautigan’s first published novel. Octavo, original boards with the original dust jacket adhered to the boards and front flap of the jacket affixed to the rear endpaper. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 110607
London: The Hogarth Press, 1946.
First edition of this novel by the author whom V.S. Pritchett called, “belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.” Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing. Jacket designed by Vanessa Bell.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115198
"There are few pastimes that supply their followers with more innocent merriment than is afforded by the royal and ancient": First edition of Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
The Educational Book Co. Ltd, 1909.
First edition of this charming compilation of golf stories. Octavo, original red cloth, gilt titles to the spine, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 88075
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1957.
First edition of the author’s Harper Prize-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Number 110 of a limited presentation edition signed by the author on the colophon. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 115647
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
First edition of McMurtry and Ossana’s first collaborative novel, a semi-fictional biography of American bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Larry McMurtry on the second free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 95120
"She met, after an instant, his look, and the wan loveliness and stillness of her own had never been greater": first edition of Henry James' The Awkward Age
New York and London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899.
First edition of James’ classic novel of a girl coming of age in high English society at the turn of the 20th century. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. In very good condition.
Price: $75.00 Item Number: 81163