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Gallery of Fine Books - First Editions of Literature I:

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6867 Bernard Cornwell. SHARPE'S GOLD. L: 1981 1st ed. A fine copy in like jacket. SOLD

First edition of the second book in the Sharpe’s series.

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6768 Rafael Sabatini. MASTER-AT-ARMS. Boston: 1940 1st Am. ed. A fine copy in good jacket. SOLD

Adventure during the French Revolution.

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11336 Gene Stratton-Porter. MICHAEL O'HALLORAN. NY: Doubleday 1915 1st ed. A fine copy in like jacket. SOLD

Rare in dustjacket.

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14638 [Photoplay edition]. Edgar Allan Poe. THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE. NY: G&D photoplay edition. A fine copy in good jacket; the jacket is whole and complete but is completely lined on its interior with brown shelf paper. SOLD

ONE OF THE RAREST PHOTOPLAYS. Issued with the classic Universal horror film directed by Carl Laemmle and starring Bela Lugosi. The endpapers are stills of Lugosi and the book is illustrated with seven plates. The front jacket cover is a terrific color drawing of Lugosi's evil gorilla looming over an unconscious woman. One of the rarest and most difficult photoplays to obtain.

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6142 C.S. Forester. VICTOR EMMANUEL II AND THE UNION OF ITALY. L: 1927 1st ed. Second issue in green cloth. A fine copy in very good jacket. $500

Scarce non-fiction work.

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17957 Eveyln Waugh. A HANDFUL OF DUST. NY: Farrar Rinehart 1934 1st Am. ed. A fine hardcover copy in very good dustjacket. The jacket has some chipping at the spine ends and a few short closed tears along the edges. SOLD

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99951. Agatha Christie. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. NY: Dodd Mead 1940 1st Am. ed. A near fine copy in very good jacket. The book has bookplates from two former owners on both the front and rear endpapers; the jacket has some scuffing on the inside of its flaps. SOLD

One of Christie's best mysteries and the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock film.

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16283 Nikos Kazantzakis. THE LAST TEMPTATION. L: 1960 1st Eng. ed. Translated from the Greek. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

The scarce first edition in English of this novel better known as THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST.

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18388 [Frederic Manning] Private 19022. HER PRIVATES WE. NY: Putnam 1930 1st Am. ed. Tan decorated cloth. A very good copy. SOLD

WITH A STRIKING DECORATIVE CLOTH COVER. One of the classics of WWI literature. This work was originally published in a limited edition under the title THE MIDDLE PARTS OF FORTUNE. Bowing to pressure from censors, Manning edited it and republished it for the general public under the new title HER PRIVATES WE.

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6582 Sax Rohmer. GREY FACE. NY: 1924 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

Mystery suspense adventure by the author of the Fu Manchu series.

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9657 Gene Stratton-Porter. JESUS OF THE EMERALD. NY: Doubleday 1923 1st ed. White pictorial cloth. Cover edges slightly darkened from natural aging process; a near fine copy in the tattered remnants of the original blank tissue dustwrapper. $1250

The author's scarcest work.

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17284 Stuart Woods. BLUE WATER, GREEN SKIPPER. NY: 1977 1st ed. 190p; photos. A fine hardcover copy in near fine jacket; the jacket has a few slight traces of shelfwear but overall this book appears to have never been read. SOLD

First printing of the mystery author's first book.

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17955 Isak Dinesen. OUT OF AFRICA. NY: 1938 1st Am. ed. Former owner's name else a fine hardcover copy in very good+ dustjacket. A nicer copy than is typically encountered. SOLD

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9667 Mark Twain. THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT. NY: Chas. Webster 1892 1st ed. Green decorated cloth. Spine a bit age darkened else a very good copy. SOLD

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18379 Mark Twain. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. NY: Chas. Webster 1885 1st ed. Later states of various issues. Green decorated cloth. Minor traces of rubbing but clean and tight overall. A very good copy. SOLD

The first edition of the classic American novel. This work is noted for its bibliographic complexity with numerous issue points; this copy has the later states of most of these.

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18378 Truman Capote. IN COLD BLOOD. NY: 1965. ADVANCE READING COPY. Original wraps as issued. Front flap splitting along fold else a very good copy. SOLD

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13986 Nathaniel Hawthorne. THE MARBLE FAUN. Boston: 1860 1st ed. The true first edition with the preface preceding the table of contents and 'for' versus 'on' p. 225 of Vol. I. Two volumes. Original brown cloth. Slight wear at the crowns of each volume else a clean set in very good condition. SOLD

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8190 Evelyn Waugh. MEXICO: An Object Lesson. Boston: Little Brown 1939 1st American ed. A fine copy in very good jacket. The spine of the jacket is lightly darkened from age with a touch of minor chipping at its crown. $500

Scarce Evelyn Waugh work. Waugh traveled to Mexico in the late 1930s and wrote this scathing attack on its government.

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6935 [PHOTOPLAY]. Gaston Leroux. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. NY: G&D photoplay edition. A very good copy in like jacket. SOLD

The photoplay edition for one of the all-time classic horror films. Illustrated with stills from the silent movie version starring Lon Chaney as the Phantom. Scarce.

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7682 W.R. Burnett. IRON MAN. NY: 1930 1st prtg. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

First edition of this boxing novel by the author of LITTLE CAESAR and THE ASPHALT JUNGLE.

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