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Gallery of Fine Books - First Editions of Literature II:

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17999 Ring Lardner & George S. Kaufman. JUNE MOON. NY: 1930 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket. The spine of the jacket is slightly sunfaded. SOLD

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18385 Edgar Rice Burroughs. TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION. Tarzana: 1947 1st ed. A fine copy in like jacket. $150

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18247 Edna Ferber. CIMARRON. NY: 1930 1st ed. A fine copy in a good dustjacket. The book is in virtually new condition but the dustjacket is chipped and missing about the top half-inch of its spine and an area one-half inch deep by three inches long off the top of the front panel. SOLD

This western novel was the basis for the Academy Award-winning 1931 film.

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3999 Jack Higgins. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED. L: 1975 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

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7854 Thomas Berger. CRAZY IN BERLIN. NY: 1956 1st ed. Owner's name else a fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

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17954 James Jones. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. NY: Scribners 1951 1st ed. Former ownership stamp on front endpaper; a very good copy in like jacket. The jacket is whole and complete but is lightly rubbed and chafed particularly along its edges. SOLD

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3860 Frederick Forsyth. THE ODESSA FILE. L: 1972 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket which has just a trace of wear to its top edge. SOLD

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6627 C.S. Forester. THE GUN. B: Little Brown 1933 1st Am. ed. A very good copy in like jacket. $350

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13155 [Photoplay edition]. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. NY: G&D photoplay edition circa 1922. A fine copy in near fine jacket. SOLD

Scarce Sherlock Holmes photoplay edition. Issued with the 1921 British silent film version of the classic detective novel starring Eille Norwood as the great detective. The jacket has a oval vignette of Holmes above the leaping Hound of the Baskervilles. This photoplay edition was not illustrated with interior stills.

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17989 Owen Wister. WHEN WEST WAS WEST. NY: 1928 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket; the jacket is lightly chipped at its spine ends. SOLD

Western fiction by the author of THE VIRGINIAN.

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14642 C.S. Forester. RIFLEMAN DODD AND THE GUN. Boston: Little Brown 1943. A fine copy in very good jacket. $300

The first printing by this publisher. The true first American edition was published by the Reader's Club Press; however the Little Brown first printing is both scarcer and more attractive (it has a colorful painted dustjacket illustration).

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6755 C.S. Forester. THE GENERAL. B: Little Brown 1936 1st Am. ed. A fine copy in like jacket. SOLD

A beautiful copy of this scarce World War One novel by Forester. Only 2000 copies were printed. The jacket is clean and bright with none of the fading and chipping normally associated with this title.

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13145 Du Bose Heyward. ANGEL. NY: 1926 1st ed. A fine copy in good jacket. About a quarter-inch of the top of the jacket spine is missing. SOLD

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6678 G.A. Henty. A MARCH ON LONDON. L: Blackie 1st ed. Blue decorated cloth. A very good copy. SOLD

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14140 Rudyard Kipling. THE JUNGLE BOOK with THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK. L: Macmillan 1894-1895. First editions of these two works. In a handsome half leather and blue cloth boards binding. Spines decorated in gilt and raised bands; marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In fine condition. SOLD

The original cloth covers are bound in the back of each volume.

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18386 Lafcadio Hearn. OCCIDENTAL GLEANINGS. NY: Dodd Mead 1925 1st ed. Two volumes. A fine set in like dustjackets. This perfect set is in almost brand-new condition. $300

A collection of Hearn's essays.

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14659 [Photoplay editions]. Margaret Mitchell. GONE WITH THE WIND. NY: G&D photoplay edition. A fine copy in very good+ dustjacket. $100

Photoplay edition for the Hollywood classic. A fine copy in a bright colorful dustjacket; the jacket is much nicer than normally encountered. The front panel is a terrific color drawing of Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh embracing.

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10539 H. Rider Haggard. KING SOLOMON'S MINES. L: Cassell 1885. 1st ed 3rd issue (one of 500 bound in NY). Purple cloth (rare variant binding). A very fine crisp copy. SOLD

The first edition of this classic adventure novel. Only 2000 copies were printed; 500 of these were bound in NY and sold only in the United States. This copy is one of these 500. (See the Scott bibliography for a full explanation). The majority of mcopies were bound in red cloth; this is a rare variant binding in dark purple cloth.

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6538 John Buchan. CASTLE GAY. L: 1930 1st ed. A fine copy in very good jacket. SOLD

First edition of this adventure novel by the author of THE 39 STEPS.

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14598 Carl H. Claudy. THE MYSTERY MEN OF MARS. NY: G&D 1933 1st ed. A fine copy in like jacket. SOLD

#1 in the Adventure in the Unknown series of boy's adventure books.

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