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The Argot Merchant Disaster: Poems, New and Selected, by George Starbuck.  Boston: Atlantic Monthly, 1978, 1st ed.  One lightly bumped corne r. Near VG/VG.  $40

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A short novel and three stories, by Truman Capote.  NY:  Random House, 1958, second printing.  Light chipping and small closed tears to dust jacket, which has sketch of Capote on back.  Nice copy.  VG/VG-.  $400  SOLD

Cakes and Ale, or, The Skeleton in the Closet, by Somerset Maugham, with an original lithograph and decorations by Graham Sutherland. This is #790 of a limited edition of 1,000, signed by both author and artist. Lovely dark blue and ivory leather binding.  Book is in VG condition. Slipcase has done its job of protecting the book but has otherwise no claims to virtue, being very worn. $400

The Diamond Bogo, by Robert F. Jones.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:  Prentice-Hall, 1977, first edition.  VG in VG dust jacket.  $100

The Drowning Pool, by John Ross MacDonald.  NY: Knopf, 1950, first edition.  Stamp on front-facing endpaper reads: “Loaned to the Crew by The American Seamen’s Friend Society, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York 10, N.Y.”  Light wear.  Good+.  $65

The Friendship Game: Reflections on the most pleasurable and the most difficult of human activities—friendship, by Andrew M. Greeley.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday, 1970, first edition.  Light chipping.  VG/VG-.  $30

The Good Stuff, by John D. MacDonald.  NY:  Harper, 1982, first edition.  Signed by author on title page and inscribed to Jim Harrison on half-title page.  VG/VG. $350 (Other John D. MacDonald titles also available) SOLD

It Didn’t Start with Watergate, by Victor Lasky.  NY: Dial Press, 1977.  Inscribed “With best wishes, Victor Lasky” on front-facing endpaper.  VG/VG.  $40

Nostoi: Children of Prometheus, by Kai Hong.  Seoul, Korea: Space Publishing, 1987.  Paperbound with illustrated dust jacket.  Beautifully illustrated.  Long inscription by author to one of his former professors at the University of Michigan.  $95 

Other Voices, Other Rooms, by Truman Capote. NY: Random House, 1948, 1st printing. Cloth (cover lightly foxed/no dj). Good+. $100

Psychedelics and Inner Space, by Ethel Edwards. Cincinnati, OH: Psyche Press (privately printed, 1969. Inscribed by author (Elizabeth Edwards Morris). Church library bookplate on front endpaper, card pocket and "Due Date" slip on back endpapers. Colorfully clothbound, in psychedelic design. 253 pages. This is a very rare and unusual item, particularly in the original first edition cloth. $950

And a second book by the same author--

Carver of Tuskegee, by Ethel Edwards. Cincinnati, OH: Psyche Press (privately printed), 1971. Number 159 of a limited edition of 200 copies,
signed by author. Despite the fact that the top edge of the cloth binding ia chewed down to the boards in spots, this is otherwise a clean, tight copy. The author signed it on the front-facing endpaper, and down in the corner there is a gold sticker denoting the book as a gift to the named giver's  church congregation. $45 SOLD

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters  and Seymour, An Introduction, by J. D. Salinger.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1963, first edition, later state.  VG/VG.  $80

Shadow Train, poems by John Ashbery.  NY: Viking, 1981, 1st ed.  Fifty 16-line poems concerned with the contradictions and paradoxes of language and experience.  VG/VG.  $60

Snow Country and Thousand Cranes, by Yusunari Kawabata.  NY: Knopf, 1969, Nobel Prize Edition.  This is copy #429 of a limited edition of 500 reserved by the Japan Society of New York.  $50

The Story of the White House, 2 vols., by Esther Singleton. NY: McClure, 1907, 1st ed. Bound in blue cloth with gilt title and decorations. Illustrated. Top edges gilt. Bindings worn. Good. $65

Tacey Cromwell, by Conrad Richter.  NY: Knopf, 1942, first edition.  Clothbound boards designed to complement The Awakening Land trilogy books.  (Richter also wrote the prize-winning Sea of Grass.)  Tacey Cromwell is set in the historic past of Bisbee, Arizona.  Good in lightly chipped dust jacket.  $30

The Vampire Lestat: The Second Book in the Chronicles of the Vampires, by Anne Rice.   NY: Knopf, 1985, first edition.  Slight shelf lean.  VG-/VG.  $45 

We Lived as Children, by Kathryn Hulme.  NY: Knopf, 1958, signed first edition.  Spine sunned/no dj.  $175

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