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  • MASKS AND IKONS. by Abbott, Kathleen.
    Abbott, Kathleen.
    MASKS AND IKONS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Enitharmon Press, 1973. First edition - A collection of poems issued in an edition of just 400 copies, of which 20 were specially bound. Illustrations on the cover page and the outer wrappers by Juliet Standing. Designed and printed at Daedalus Press, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk. 45 pp plus the colophon. ISBN: 0-901111-49X.

    Condition: Near fine in light green wrappers with self flaps (name of poet Elizabeth Harrod on first page.)

    Book ID: 68151
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • DELAWARE LITERATURE. by Able, Augustus H III; foreword by Henry Seidel Canby.
    Able, Augustus H III; foreword by Henry Seidel Canby.
    DELAWARE LITERATURE.

    Edition: First printing, limited edition. .

    New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc. 1947. First edition - First separate publication of this offprint from 'Delaware, a History of the First State' with a new foreword by Henry Seidel Canby. Discusses the importance of regional literature in understanding American life. Includes discussion of fiction, both romantic and realistic, nonfiction prose and poetry, Glossy frontispiece. States that this is one of 250 copies, but it is not numbered. Large format, measuring 8 1/12 in wide by 11 inches tall, 32 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled blue wrappers (some toning and sunning to the edges of the cover,)

    Book ID: 51951
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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on both historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. One of 250 copies of the first edition numbered and SIGNED by Ambler on the limitation page. Specially bound in burgundy cloth with gold lettering in a matching slipcase. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-892962380.

    Condition: Fine in fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 80392
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  • NOTES ON A DREAM. by Anderson, Maxwell.
    Anderson, Maxwell.
    NOTES ON A DREAM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Austin: University of Texas, (1971). Hardcover first edition - The first publication of this group of 18 poems written by this noted playwright for his wife Gilda from 1952 (two years before they were married) through the year of his death in 1959. Introduction by Laurence G. Avery. One of only 750 copies designed by William R. Holman. Frontispiece drawing of Gilda. 48 pp. plus colophon. First edition (750 copies). Very good in blue cloth.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with white paper label on front cover, gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 85797
    Keywords: limited edition, Poetry
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY. by [Anthology, signed] Hillerman, Tony, editor. Sara Paretsky, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Hillerman, Tony, editor. Sara Paretsky, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: Signed, limited first edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of 46 mystery stories from O. Henry in 1903 and Willa Cather in 1905 to Tom Franklin in 1998 and Dennis Lehane in 1999. Includes selections from Dashiell Hammet, James M. Cain, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Joyce Carol Oates, Shirley Jackson, Flannery O'Connor, Stephen King, James Crumley Brendan DuBois, Steven Greenleaf and more. One of only 100 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by the editor, Tony Hillerman. Although not called for, this is also signed by contributor Sara Paretsky. Preface by series editor Otto Penzler and introduction by Tony Hillerman. Biographical notes. xviii, 813 pp. ISBN: 0-618-012672.

    Condition: Fine in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a fine black slipcase (no dust jacket, as issued).

    Book ID: 74292
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  • PULPHOUSE: The Hardback Magazine, Issue Nine, Fall 1990. by [Anthology, signed] Rusch, Kristine Katherine, editor (Joe R. Lansdale, Harry Turtledove and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, signed)
    [Anthology, signed] Rusch, Kristine Katherine, editor (Joe R. Lansdale, Harry Turtledove and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, signed)
    PULPHOUSE: The Hardback Magazine, Issue Nine, Fall 1990.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 1000 numbered copies. An anthology of dark fantasy stories. SIGNED by THREE authors at their stories: Joe R. Lansdale at 'the Pit', Harry Turtledove at 'Honeymouth' and Nina Kiriki Hoffman at 'Housewife.' This also includes stories by Melinda Snodgrass, Nancy Collins, Lisa Tuttle, Steve Perry, William Wu, and others. 259 pages. Statement of limitation tipped in at rear of book.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in black leatherette with green metallic lettering, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 25512
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  • THE STAR. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    THE STAR.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short story of suspense, a Christmas story, published in an edition of only 1000 copies. Foreword by Michael Connelly. Frontispiece. This is one of only 26 copies in slipcase lettered and SIGNED by both Barre and Connelly on the limitation page. ISBN: 159266010X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards in a fine slipcase

    Book ID: 65675
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  • THE STAR. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Michael Connelly.
    THE STAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short story of suspense, a Christmas story, published in an edition of only 1000 copies. Foreword by Michael Connelly. Frontispiece. SIGNED by Barre on the title page. 43 pp. Cover design and photograph by Frank Goad. ISBN: 1592660088.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80743
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  • BETHANY. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    BETHANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short story of horror and suspense published in an edition of only 2000 copies. Foreword by Robert Crais. SIGNED by Barre on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 51 pp. ISBN: 159266038X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 65672
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  • BETHANY. by Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    Barre, Richard; foreword by Robert Crais.
    BETHANY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second in this series of short suspense stories, a Christmas story, published in an edition of only 2000 copies. Foreword by Robert Crais. Frontispiece. SIGNED by Barre on the title page. 51 pp. plus colophon. Cover design and photograph by Frank Goad. ISBN: 159266038X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80744
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  • THE STAR, BETHANY, WIND ON THE RIVER (set of three books) by Barre, Richard; forewords Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and Harlen Coben.
    Barre, Richard; forewords Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and Harlen Coben.
    THE STAR, BETHANY, WIND ON THE RIVER (set of three books)

    Edition: First printings.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (2002, 2003, 2004). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Three books in this series of short suspense stories, each a Christmas story. The first book in the series, The Star, was issued in an edition of only 1000 copies with a foreword by Michael Connelly. Bethany was issued in a limited edition of only 2000 copies with a foreword by Robert Crais. The third book, Wind on the River, is both a Christmas story, a Western story, published in an edition of only 3000 copies with a foreword by Harlan Coben. Each book includes a frontispiece and each is SIGNED by Barre on the title page. Cover designs and photographs by Frank Goad. ISBN: 159266038X.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80964
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  • LA DOGANA: Poemes Venitiens. by Bauchau, Henry (1913 - 2012); images d' Henriette Grindat.
    Bauchau, Henry (1913 - 2012); images d' Henriette Grindat.
    LA DOGANA: Poemes Venitiens.

    Edition: First printing.

    Lausanne: Editions Castella, (1967). First edition - Edition originale, un des 900 exemplaires numerotes sur Canson et Ingres et imprimee sur les presses de l'Imprimerie Chabloz a Renens. Ouvrage illustre de 12 photographies d'Henriette Grindat. (#650 out of 900 copies of the regular edition). A relatively early work of this Belgian poet, active in the Resistance during World War II, a lawyer and psychoanalyst, who moved to Paris in 1946 where he was friends with Camus and Gide, among others. Swiss photographer Henriette Grindat (1923 - 1986) was known for her complex surrealistic images which were often achieved by means of collage, photograms, or solarisation - many of which, like the ones in this book, depicted the effects of light and water. Unpaginated (36 pp including the colophon), Large format.

    Condition: Fine in stiff white covers in dark red outer wrappers with black lettering and self flaps.

    Book ID: 85251
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  • MAX BEERBOHM AND THE OXFORD CHANCELLORS: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Visit of The Grolier Club of New York and The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles to the William W. Clary Oxford Collection, August 28, 1961. by [Beerbohm, Max] Clary, William W.
    [Beerbohm, Max] Clary, William W.
    MAX BEERBOHM AND THE OXFORD CHANCELLORS: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Visit of The Grolier Club of New York and The Zamorano Club of Los Angeles to the William W. Clary Oxford Collection, August 28, 1961.

    Edition: First printing.

    Privately printed, 1961. First edition - Includes a reproduction of the manuscript of Beerbohm's Sonnet "To The 'Most Distinguished Chancellor' That Oxford Has Had?" and a reproduction of the caricature "The Old and the Young Self" 12 pp. Handsewn

    Condition: Fine in teal wrappers with black lettering.

    Book ID: 58043
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  • EHRENGRAF FOR THE DEFENSE. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    EHRENGRAF FOR THE DEFENSE.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Mission Viejo, CA & Royal Oak, Michigan: A.S.A.P. Publishing, (1994). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes an introduction by Edward D. Hoch and an afterword by Block. Illustrated by Phil Parks. Color frontispiece portrait of Block. #165 out of 250 copies SIGNED by all contributors on a special limitation page. Bound in gray cloth with applied illustrations to both the front and back covers. 167 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine clear acrylic slipcase.

    Book ID: 65643
    View cart More details Price: $200.00
  • ONE NIGHT STANDS. by Block, Lawrence.
    Block, Lawrence.
    ONE NIGHT STANDS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains 24 early previously uncollected Block stories which were originally published in the 1950s hard-boiled mystery digests. Includes a new introduction by Block, and a bonus science fiction story, "Make a Prison," in a separately printed pamphlet tucked into a bright yellow pocket on the rear pastedown. "122 out of 450 SIGNED and numbered copies. 206 pp. ISBN: 1-885941307.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 67644
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  • ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE. by Bradford, Ralph.
    Bradford, Ralph.
    ONE THERE WAS IN PALESTINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Printing House of Judd & Detweiler, (1949.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A single long poem on the life of Jesus in a lovely edition, 'designed and directed by Lester Douglas, printed under the supervision of John H. Davis at the Printing House of Judd & Detweiler. . . lettering by Cal Hoke. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1960. Slim volume - unpaginated leaves (32 pp.)

    Condition: Fine in flexible red cloth with gilt lettering in a rather tattered original glassine wrapper (which served to protect the book.)

    Book ID: 55558
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  • Brother Antoninus [William Everson].
    THE CROOKED LINES OF GOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Detroit: University of Detroit Press, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - The poetry of Everson's conversion and his integration into the religious life. A very attractively designed and printed book, one of only 1,000 copies printed by the poet at the Albertus Magnus Press, St. Albert's College, Oakland. Number One of the Contemporary Poets Series. Slightly oblong format (8 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches), 88 pp

    Condition: Good condition overall - some toning to the boards, missing the front endpaper, but otherwise tight and clean - in a very good dustjacket. A reasonable copy of this early book by one of the significant poets of the 'San Francisco Renaissance.'

    Book ID: 30943
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  • THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration. by Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    Broughton, James (1913-1999.)
    THE WATER CIRCLE: A Poem of Celebration.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pterodactyl Press, (1965.). SIGNED first edition - Uncommon first appearance of this single poem, issued as Pterodactyl Press Chap Book No. 1. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- with joy" and signed "James." 5 pp.

    Condition: Very good in stapled red wrappers (some spotting to the covers, contents fine.)

    Book ID: 51560
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  • NOVELLE CINQUE: Tales from the Veneto. by Bumgardner, George H., editor and translator.
    Bumgardner, George H., editor and translator.
    NOVELLE CINQUE: Tales from the Veneto.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Barre, Massachusetts: The Imprint Society, 1974. Hardcover first edition - #561 of 1,950 copies printed from Centaur type at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona on Magnani paper - a handsome production of this collection of 5 novellas, translated from the Italian, edited and annotated by Bumgardner. Illustrated with four full-color and full-size reproductions of 16th century manuscripts. Notes. 144 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in quarter red cloth with gilt lettering and tan paper-covered boards in a near fine slipcase (some sunning to edges of slipcase.)

    Book ID: 55133
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  • 18. by Burke, Jan.
    Burke, Jan.
    18.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Mission Viejo, CA: A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of 18 short stories by this award-winning writer. Limited/first edition #22 of 100 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by all of the contributors: Jan Burke, Edward D. Hoch, who wrote the introduction and by Phil Parks, the dust jacket illustrator. 330 pp. ISBN: 1-892011247.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket in a fine slipcase (as new.)

    Book ID: 78401
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  • PATTERNS: STORIES. by Cadigan, Pat. (introduction by Bruce Sterling)
    Cadigan, Pat. (introduction by Bruce Sterling)
    PATTERNS: STORIES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Kansas City, MO: Ursus Imprints, (1989.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - One of 400 numbered copies SIGNED on a special illustrated preliminary page by Cadigan, Bruce Sterling who wrote the introduction, and artists Vern Dufford and Robert A. Haas. Fourteen stories including her cyberpunk trilogy: "Rock On," "Pretty Boy Crossover," and the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee "Angel," as well as one story - "The Power and the Passion" - written especially for this collection and first published here. Full color frontispiece, 207 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-942681-096.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket and cloth slipcase.

    Book ID: 55635
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  • COUNT OF ELEVEN. by Campbell, Ramsey.
    Campbell, Ramsey.
    COUNT OF ELEVEN.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macdonald, (1991.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel with a good deal of very black humor. One of a numbered limited edition of 250 copies, in full bungundy leather, all edges gilt, marbelized endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. SIGNED and numbered on the title page. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-356-20216X.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 53984
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  • Clark, Kevin.
    GRANTING THE WOLF.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    (Pittsford NY): State Street Press Chapbooks, 1984. SIGNED first edition - Poet's first book, a small chapbook, published in a limited edition of only 400 copies. The powerful first poem in this book 'Widow Under a New Moon' became the title of his second chapbook. SIGNED by Clark on the title page and also INSCRIBED on the dedication page "For... that the wolf will articulate its howl in our work, Thanks" and dated in 1987. Designed and printed at the Visual Arts Workshop, Rochester, NY. Cover art by Janet Mardrosian. 29 pp.

    Condition: Fine in white stapled wrappers in an illustrated gray outer wrapper.

    Book ID: 36872
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  • THE HILL OF SUMMER: A Novel of the Soviet Conquest by Drury, Allen
    Drury, Allen
    THE HILL OF SUMMER: A Novel of the Soviet Conquest

    Edition: Limited first edition (undisclosed limitation)

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1981. Hardcover first edition - Includes a special message by the author, not found in the trade edition. Illustrated by Mitchell Hooks.

    Condition: Fine in brown leather with gold lettering and designs, all edges gilt, watered silk endpapers, ribbon bookmark bound in.

    Book ID: 9594
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  • THE CELESTIAL BUFFET and Other Morsels of Murder. by Dunlap, Susan.
    Dunlap, Susan.
    THE CELESTIAL BUFFET and Other Morsels of Murder.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru Publishers, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collection of short mystery stories by this award winning author - it includes seventeen stories, four featuring Jill Smith and one with Kiernan O'Shaughnessy as well as two tales of "The Celestial Detective" who investigates crime in the Afterlife or rather crimes that sent someone to the Afterlife. Each section has an introduction by Dunlap. A limited edition, one of 250 copies, each individually numbered and signedby Dunlap on the limitation page. 213 pp plus a Susan Dunlap checklist, colophon and 4 pp publisher's ads. A separately printed pamphlet 'A Tail of Two Cities: A Jill Smith Story' in red stapled wrappers is in a pocket on the rear pastedown. ISBN: 1-885941536.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new) with a fine booklet.

    Book ID: 79235
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  • POEMS NEW AND SELECTED. by Eberhart, Richard.
    Eberhart, Richard.
    POEMS NEW AND SELECTED.

    Edition: First printing in stapled wrappers, a slim volume.

    New York: New Directions, 1944. First edition - Includes a selection of new poems - including some on World War II (Eberhart was on active duty in the Naval Reserve at the time this was published) - as well as four of his older poems. A title in "The Poets of the Year" series. Each book in this series was printed at a different small fine press: this was designed by Edward B. Thompson at Hawthorn House, Windham, Connecticut and printed at the Walpole Printing Office, Mt Vernon, New York. 30 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very good in plain white wrappers in a fair only light blue outer wrapper (split along spine, toning and discoloration to wrappers).

    Book ID: 61678
    Keywords: fine press, Poetry
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  • TAILINGS. by Enslin, Theodore.
    Enslin, Theodore.
    TAILINGS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Milwaukee, WI: Pentragram Press, (1978). First edition - A slim collection of poetry, one of 300 numbered copies, handset and printed sheet by sheet on an antique Golding No 7 Jobber Press, Covers were handpainted by Patty and Michael. 24 pp plus an inner blue wrapper, handsewn.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 61511
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  • SINGLE SOURCE: The Early Poems [1934-1940] by Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
    Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
    SINGLE SOURCE: The Early Poems [1934-1940]

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, (1966) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes all of the poems in three of the earliest works of Everson: These Are the Ravens (1935), San Joaquin (1939); and The Masculine Dead (1942). Introduction by Robert Duncan. One of only 1000 copies in an edition designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh. Second state with the spelling of "language" corrected on p ix. SIGNED by Everson on the title page. xii, 105 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the ends of the spine dj, and the side of the spine, very short closed tear to upper edge)

    Book ID: 78627
    Keywords: limited edition, Poetry
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  • POEMS. by Field, Alice Withrow (1909-1960); Geoffrey Miller, illustrator.
    Field, Alice Withrow (1909-1960); Geoffrey Miller, illustrator.
    POEMS.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Primrose Hill, London: Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. 1932. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this writer who is best known for her work as a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist, published the same year as her book "Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia." Most of these poems are intensely personal, but there are glimpses of her professional life - One poem is addressed to "Lenin - You haunt me / day and night/ . . . and you are right /for I am traveling with the oppressing classes," and another is dedicated to Flo "They say you are / a wicked woman, Flo,/ because you are a tart. " #75 out of…

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    Primrose Hill, London: Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. 1932. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this writer who is best known for her work as a sex researcher, criminologist and social scientist, published the same year as her book "Protection of Women and Children in Soviet Russia." Most of these poems are intensely personal, but there are glimpses of her professional life - One poem is addressed to "Lenin - You haunt me / day and night/ . . . and you are right /for I am traveling with the oppressing classes," and another is dedicated to Flo "They say you are / a wicked woman, Flo,/ because you are a tart. " #75 out of a total edition of 250. 35 pp plus an index of first lines and a colophon which notes that this was printed on an Albion hand press by Edward Walters and Geoffrey Miller. The illustrations are from wood blocks drawn and engraved by Geoffrey Miller. An appealing small volume.

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    Condition: Very good in very pale blue illustrated boards over a coarse oatmeal linen cloth spine (minor toning to the covers, contents just about fine)

    Book ID: 84890
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  • DEAD CERT. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    DEAD CERT.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Special collector's edition of this classic mystery set in the world of horse racing, originally published in 1962. SIGNED by the author on a special tipped in page. Also SIGNED by Francis on a laid-in certificate of authenticity Bound in full leather with gilt titling and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. 217 pp. Silk moire endpapers.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 65477
    View cart More details Price: $165.00