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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, from the bredth of American Literature. Titles by authors including Hemmingway, Salinger, Plath, Ginsberg and Nabokov.

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  1. A Long Fourth and Other Stories.
    First edition, first printing of the Pulitzer Prize winning author's first book. With an introduction by Robert Penn Warren. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 50037

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  2. Searoad.
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in 1991 by Harper & Row, New York. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 97241

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  3. The Wishing Horse of Oz.
    First edition, first impression, with correct issue dust jacket. The last Oz title to be issued with colour plates. Learn More
    £1,000

    Stock Code: 101400

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  4. To Catch A Thief.
    First edition, first printing. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 112438

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  5. Slaughterhouse-Five:
    First edition, first printing. Perhaps Vonneguts best known novel, the plot centres on the Allied bombing of Dresden in 1945, which Vonnegut himself experienced. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 105626

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  6. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Bonita Porter Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 110379

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  7. Now Wait for Last Year.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 110362

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  8. The Misfits
    First edition, first printing. The novelisation of the screenplay written concurrently by Miller. The film - starring not one but two doomed alumni of Strasberg's Actor's Studio - remains one of Miller's finest achievements. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112060

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  9. Williwaw.

    Williwaw.

    New York: 1946

    First edition, first printing, of the author's first book. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 107561

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  10. The Complete Poems and Plays.
    First collected edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Inscribed for Maisie Drew by T. S. Eliot, Webster Groves, 3.vi.53." Laid in is a Wall Street Journal article on Eliot, published a few days after the poet's death. Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 111829

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  11. Ship of Fools.
    First edition, first printing. Accompanying the book is an autograph letter laid-in from the author to her friend Suzanne Lovett, dated Christmas Day, 1952. Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 111615

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  12. House of Games.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by Mamet on the title page. Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 107068

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  13. Playback.
    First US edition, first printing. Printed in the UK first in the same year. Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109411

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  14. Bracebridge Hall.
    The Heyliger edition, number 50 of 100 copies printed on rag paper. A lavish production, illustrated with a range of attractive plates, several by Rackham, and decorative gilt borders throughout by noted American Art Nouveau practitioner Margaret Armstrong. Bracebridge Hall was originally published in 1822. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 111287

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  15. Intruder In The Dust.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112812

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  16. Nine Chains to the Moon.
    First edition, first printing of Fuller's second book, in which he outlined his technological strategy for maximising the social applications of energy resources. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 112752

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  17. The Godfather.
    First edition, first printing. Puzos best-seller, a phenomenally successful literary work that launched a series of other novels, films, and American icons (Hamilton, American Popular Fiction, p.282). Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 106394

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  18. A Nest of Ninnies.
    Limited edition of 26 copies signed and lettered by the authors. This copy is lettered "D"; there were also 2,474 unsigned copies. A Nest of Ninnies was originally published in 1969. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 112696

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  19. Mission to a Star.
    First edition, first printing. Long (1901-1994) was an American author of science-fiction and "an important member of the Lovecraft circle" (Bleiler). Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 112691

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  20. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,
    First edition, first issue of Mark Twain's first book. "Copies were bound simultaneously in green, terra cotta, dark brown, lavender, blue deep purple, maroon and red cloth" (MacDonnell, "The Primary First Editions of Mark Twain", in Firsts, Vol. 8, no. 7/8). This copy features the gilt stamp of the leaping frog in the centre... Learn More
    £22,500

    Stock Code: 112604

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