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WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINIFante, John. WAIT UNTIL SPRING, BANDINI. New York: Stackpole Sons, [1938]. First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. This copy is signed by Fante. Laid in is a 1971 color photograph of him with his two dogs. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket that is ever-so-slightly used at the top of the back panel.
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Faulkner, William. AN ADDRESS DELIVERED At The Seventeenth Annual Meeting Of The Delta Council. Cleveland, MS: Delta State Teachers College Campus, 1952. First edition. Narrow 8vo. An historical overview of the country's constitution that criticizes the political policies of the day, particularly welfare programs. A Faulkner "A" item that has not been reprinted and obviously is very scarce. Fine. Pictorial wrappers.

 

 

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GO DOWN, MOSES Faulkner, William. GO DOWN, MOSES And Other Stories. New York: Random House, [1942]. First edition. 8vo. One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author. This book constitutes the lowest limitation of any Faulkner signed, limited edition. The author considered "Go Down, Moses" a novel, though the stories were individually published, and he revised these thematically related works of fiction for book publication. Hardcover. Fine (without dust jacket as issued) and housed in a quarter-leather cloth clamshell box.
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Faulkner, William. GO DOWN, MOSES And Other Stories. New York: Random House, [1942]. First trade edition. 8vo. This copy is inscribed by Faulkner on the front free endpaper and signed by him on the title page as was his custom. "To A. I. Bezzerides. Many happy returns. Bill Faulkner. 9 Aug. 1945." Faulkner and Bezzerides met in Hollywood at about the time "Go Down, Moses" was published, though this Faulkner novel was not among those of his books to make it to the screen. The two were part of the Warner Bros. stable of screenwriters and collaborated on more than a few movie scripts, some of which were filmed, some not. Faulkner, who was struggling financially to get by, lived with Bezzerides and his family during this period and was driven to the studio during the week by the younger man. When Faulkner periodically became incapacitated by his alcoholic binges, Bezzerides saw to it that he received medical intervention.

This copy may have been inscribed to his by-then good friend when Bezzerides visited Faulkner in Mississippi. All this is documented in Faulkner biographies. Bezzerides was himself a published author, two of whose novels were made into Warner Bros. film noirs -- "The Long Haul" and "Thieves Highway." Provenance: The A.I. Bezzerides estate. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. An association copy of the first rank. Housed in a custom-made quarter morocco clamshell box. Hardcover. 

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Faulkner, William. SOLDIERS' PAYFaulkner, William. SOLDIERS' PAY. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1926. First edition of the author's second book and first novel. 8vo. The Carl Petersen copy. Hardcover. Fine in an unfaded dust jacket that has been minimally restored by a master conservator. Rare in any kind of jacket. In a custom-made cloth chemise and slipcase.
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Faulkner, William. THE WILD PALMS. New York: Random House, [1939]. First trade edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Fitzgerald, F[rancis] Scott. THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNEDFitzgerald, F[rancis] Scott. THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED. New York: Scribners, 1922. First edition, second state, with the title printed in black on the front panel. 8vo. Hardcover. Fine in an unusually fine example of the dust jacket.
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[Fleming, Ian]. Connolly, Cyril. BOND STRIKES CAMP. London: Shenval Press, [1963]. First edition. 8vo. One of 50 numbered copies signed by Connolly (the entire edition). With a frontispiece illustration by Max Ernst, under which Connolly has written: "A torpedo-shaped harranaya."

   A rollicking pastiche of a James Bond adventure, written with Fleming's whole-hearted approval by his close friend, in the course of which a cross-dressed Bond is seduced by a supposed KGB general and which concludes in surprising manner. Originally published in the London Magazine in the same year. Fine, rare, and a key piece of Bondiana. Printed olive wrappers with label. 



 

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Fleming, Ian. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. London: Cape, [1965]. First edition. 8vo. One of a small number of copies that have survived with the original gold-embossed front cover. Because the embossing costs were considered too high, the publisher reprinted the cover at an early date without the gold stamping. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made quarter morocco clamshell box. 

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[Movies]. Forester, C[ecil] S[cott]. THE AFRICAN QUEENForester, C[ecil] S[cott]. THE AFRICAN QUEEN. Boston: Little, Brown, 1935. First American edition. 8vo. The American edition has a different ending than the English, which was published in the same year, with Charlie Allnut, who was memorably portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning performance, drowning after failing to sink the German ship. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket (price-clipped).

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Fowles, John. MY RECOLLECTIONS OF KAFKA. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, [ 1970]. First edition. Small 4to. Issued as an offprint from Mosaic: Volume III, Number 4. This copy is inscribed by the author to noted Canadian collector Allan D. McGuire: "Allan / One of a very limited number -- twenty-five if I remember / John Fowles." The author's recollection of a 25-copy edition is confirmed by the entry in the Roberts bibliography (A6). Pictorial wrappers. Fine.

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fowlesFowles, John. OF MEMOIRS & MAGPIES. Austin: Taylor, 1983. First edition. 8vo. One of 26 Roman-numeraled, hardbound copies signed by the author. The rest of the edition, 174 copies, was sewn into wrappers and issued unsigned. A droll, self-deprecating essay in which Fowles dissects his taste in as well as a predilection for the esoteric in literature. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket as issued.  
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Fuchs, Daniel. SUMMER IN WILLIAMSBURG. Fuchs, Daniel. SUMMER IN WILLIAMSBURG. New York: Vanguard Press, [1934]. First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. This copy is inscribed by Fuchs to the noted philanthropist and book collector, Charles Feinberg, whose Walt Whitman collection reposes in the Library of Congress. Along with Henry Roth's "Call It Sleep" which was also published in 1934, a classic of Jewish-American life in the Great Depression -- and every bit as scarce to locate in collector's condition. After publishing two similarly thematic novels, Fuchs departed for Hollywood, where he would write many screenplays, including "Love Or Leave Me," for which he received an Academy Award. Hardcover. Fine in a near-fine example of the rare dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made clamshell box.
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