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Barry, Philip. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY: A Comedy In Three Acts. New York: Coward-McCann, [1939]. First edition. 8vo. The highly successful play was made into an equally successful George Cukor movie in the following year, with Katharine Hepburn reprising her role as the imperious Tracy Lord. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket whose front panel depicts a full-length photograph of Hepburn. As lovely a copy as we have ever encountered, with some unobtrusive professional enhancement of the inner portion of the jacket.

 $4,500.00
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Beckett, Samuel. ALL STRANGE AWAY. New York: Gotham Book Mart, [1976]. First edition. 4to. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Gorey. One of 200 numbered copies signed by author and illustrator. Bound in pictorial boards with giltstamped leather spine.  At this writing, no copies were available online. Hardcover. Fine in publisher's slipcase, as issued.

$3,000.00
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Beckett, Samuel. EN ATTENDANT GODOT. Paris: Les Editions De Minuit, 1952. First edition. 8vo. Preceded only by the near-impossible-to-obtain 35-copy large paper edition. Printed wrappers. A fine copy of this fragile title which propelled Beckett to world-wide fame. A play in which nothing happens -- twice. Housed in a custom-made cloth clamshell box.  

 $6,500.00
                                                                                                                    
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Beckett, Samuel. MURPHY. London: George Routledge & Sons, [1938]. First edition, first binding. 8vo. The author's first published novel, of which but 718 were sold. The remaining copies were published as a cheap edition in 1942. Jacketed copies have been and remain of the utmost rarity. In almost fifty years of bookselling, we have encountered but two others, neither of which was in close to the pristine condition of this copy. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made full morocco clamshell box with matching chemise. Importance in its field, relative scarcity, and primacy of condition -- the Holy Trinity for any collectible. Hardcover. 

 

 

 

$75,000.00
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Beckett, Samuel. STIRRINGS STILL. New York / London: Blue Moon Books / John Calder, [1988]. First edition. ISBN: 3518403435. Folio. Illustrated with drawings by Louis le Brocquy, including one original duotone lithograph. One of 200 numbered copies signed by author and artist (of a total edition of 226). Lithographically printed on deckle-edged Velin de Rives paper and quarter bound in parchment and natural linen stamped in 18-carat gold. This lovely livre d'artiste quickly went out of print. Beckett's last work of fiction, a haunting foreshadowing of his death in the following year. Hardcover. As new in publisher's cloth slipcase, as issued.
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whorescope  Beckett, Samuel. WHOROSCOPE. Paris: Hours Press, 1930. First edition. 8vo. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. The rest of the edition comprised 200 unsigned copies. This copy bears the scarce original wraparound label that announces Beckett as the prize-winner of a contest sponsored by the Hours Press to compose a poem on the concept of time. Beckett, who was at the time indigent, wrote an elaborate Cartesian narrative as the contest deadline loomed, completing: "Half before dinner, had a guzzle of salad and Chambertin ... and finished it about three in the morning." He then put the poem in the mail. A just-about fine copy of this fragile rarity. Housed in a custom-made chemise and slipcase.
$12,500.00
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Bryher. (Pseudonym of Winifred Ellerman). FILM PROBLEMS OF SOVIET RUSSIA. Territet, Switzerland: Riant Chateau, 1929. First edition. 8vo. With 71 photographs of early Russian films taken by the experimental filmmaker of Pool Films renown, Kenneth MacPherson, who at the time was married to the author. Bryher’s unabashedly personal nine-page introduction constitutes a tutorial on the ways in which competing aesthetic and political considerations influenced the work of pioneering Russian movie directors like Eisenstein and Pudovkin. This copy is inscribed by the author: “Rita from Bryher in memory of the before the war years.” Fine in a very good, unrestored example of the pictorial dust jacket that shows the close-up filming of a Soviet tractor by MacPherson’s cameramen. Only one other jacketed copy appears online at this writing and it is uninscribed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3,500.00
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bukowski Horsemeat Bukowski, Charles. HORSEMEAT. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. First edition. Folio. Illustrated with tipped-in color photographs of Bukowski at the racetrack by Michael Montfort. One of 125 numbered copies signed by the author and the photographer (only 100 of which were offered for sale), this being the publisher's copy, so designated on the colophon page. Laid in is a pictorial prospectus (one of 26 lettered copies signed by Bukowski, this being copy "A").  A high-water mark for the press in terms of both inspiration and execution.   Hardcover. Fine in acetate dust jacket , as issued.
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bukowski LongshotBukowski, Charles. LONGSHOT POMES FOR BROKE PLAYERS. New York: 7 Poets Press, [1962]. First edition. 8vo.  Illustrated with drawings by the author. An early title that ranks among the author's scarcest. Pictorial wrappers. Fine. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box.
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Bukowski, Charles. POEMS AND DRAWINGS. Crescent City: Epos, 1962. First edition. 8vo. An extra issue of Epos: A Quarterly Of Poetry that was completely devoted to the poems and drawings of Bukowski. Printed wrappers. Fine.

$2,250.00
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bukowski broadsidesBukowski, Charles. TRUE STORY, ON GOING OUT TO GET THE MAIL, TO KISS THE WORMS GOODNIGHT, THE GIRLS / FOR THE MERCY-MONGERS, and THE FLOWER LOVER / I MET A GENIUS. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, [1966]. First editions. 5 broadside poems.  Folio.  Each broadside is one of 27 numbered copies signed by the author (of a total edition of 30). Publisher John Martin remembers giving many of the broadsides away to random visitors in a time when Bukowski was virtually unknown. Broadsides. A fine, complete set of these rare Bukowski broadsides, which comprise five of the first six titles published by the Black Sparrow Press (Morrow & Lafourcade 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6).  Early Bukowski and, at this late juncture, virtually unobtainable.  Housed in a custom-made chemise and clamshell box.
$37,500.00
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vBukowski, Charles. THE WEDDING. San Pedro: Brown Buddha Books, 1986. First edition. 4to.  With eleven tipped-in photographs by Michael Montfort.  One of 40 numbered copies signed by Bukowski and Montfort (the entire edition).  Issued to celebrate the marriage of Bukowski and Linda Lee Beighle.  This copy has the bride's surname misspelled on the colophon page.  A corrected colophon appears in some but not all of the copies with the error.  One of the book's photographs -- a portrait of Linda kneeling in front of Bukowski and mending his trousers -- was deemed perversely suggestive by the bride and most of the edition bears a replacement photograph that shows the couple dancing. Laid into this copy are two photographs, the first of which depicts Bukowski smiling ruefully as if he knew his leukemia was in its final stage, the second a color photograph of his headstone, beside which a single rose has been placed. Hardcover. Fine.
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burroughs naked lunchBurroughs, William S[eward]. THE NAKED LUNCH. Paris: Olympia Press, [1959]. First edition, first issue. 12mo. Laid into this copy is a photo-postcard signed by Burroughs. The image is well-known, depicting Buroughs in Tangier in 1961, surrounded by other icons of the Beat Generation, including Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corse, Paul Bowles, and Peter Orlovsky. Decorated wrappers. A splendid copy of the author's magnum opus -- fine and in a fine dust jacket.
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Byron, Robert. THE ROAD TO OXIANA. London: Macmillan, 1937. First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. The text describes Byron's ten-month journey through Afghanistan and Persia. Widely considered a travel classic by such as Paul Fussell ("What Ulysses is to the novel between the wars, and what The Waste Land is to poetry") and Bruce Chatwin who dubbed the book "a sacred text." Jacketed copies have always been hard to come by, especially in this exemplary condition. Hardcover. With some light, intermittent foxing to the jacket, else fine in a fine dust jacket.  

$7,500.00
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