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MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
FROM R & M GERBER BOOKS

 

NOTE:  Most of our books are available from Alibris (http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) and/or Amazon (for titles published after 1970).  

Signed items have an asterisk (*).  Items that have recently been added to the list are indicated as NEW

 

  LAST UPDATED MARCH 28, 2020

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A.E. (GEORGE RUSSELL)

*Collected Poems.  London:  Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928.  Russell/A.E. clipped signature on title page.  As new volume, bright gilt on spine.  in protective Mylar.  (ID: 818-103; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $100.00  NEW

*Enchantment and Other Poems.  New York:  The Fountain Press, 1930.  Dedicated to Robert Frost.  Uncut, Out of Series copy of 500 printed for sale. Review copy slip from Random House saying “250 copies for America, signed by the author.  This book was oversubscribed before publication,” with a price of $7.50.  Signed (George Russell ‘A.E’) on the half-title.   As new in contemporary protective cellophane.  No dust wrapper, as issued.  (ID: 818-104) $250.00 . SOLD  6/18

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AYAAN HIRSI ALI

Infidel.  New York:  Free Press.  A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2007.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  (Item ID:  5537; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00 


MARGARET ANDERSON, Editor

The Little Review Anthology.  New York:  Hermitage, 1953.  Very good hard cover with spine tip wear.  No dust wrapper.  Pound, Eliot, Yeats, etc.  (ID: 10K55; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $27.50

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W. H. AUDEN

The Age of Anxiety:  A Baroque Ecologue.  London:  Faber & Faber, 1956.  Third impression.  Good.  Toned hard cover with offsetting to endpapers.  Very good plus dust wrapper, chipped at points and spine ends.  In Mylar.  (ID: 10K50; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00 

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DJUNA BARNES

The Antiphon.  New York:  Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1952.  First Edition.  Near fine volume with offsetting to endpapers, mild foxing to top edge.  Near fine Mylar-protected dust jacket, spine slightly faded.  (ID:  8625; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $60.00  

The Antiphon.  New York:  Farrar, Straus Giroux, 1952.  First Edition.  Very good volume with toned pages, small penned “x” to ffep.  Chipped and faded dust wrapper, other wise good plus in Mylar.  (ID:  8626)  $25.00  SOLD 1/22/16


The Antiphon.  Green Antiger.  Like new soft cover.  (ID: 8254)  $10.00  SOLD   Amazon 11 22 16
 

Collected Stories.  Los Angeles, CA:  Sun & Moon, 1996.  [ISBN:  1557132267]  As new in similar Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  (ID: 8672; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00

Creatures in an Alphabet.  New York:  Dial Press, 1982.  Fine hard cover; Mylar-protected dust wrapper. (Item ID:  9070; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00

Ladies Almanack.  New York:  Harper, 1972.  Fine volume in very good price-clipped dust wrapper with small  stains to cover.  (ID:  8673)   $20.00  SOLD   1/7/16

Ladies Almanack.  New York:  Harper, 1972.  Fine volume in Mylar-protected dust wrapper with 2” square tear to front, chip to back, o/w good plus.  (ID: 8674; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00 

Nightwood.  London:  Faber & Faber, October 15,1936.  [Lewis A6]  First edition, first printing, prior to T. S. Eliot's Introduction.  "Tiny first edition"  [Andrew Field's Djuna, p. 215], likely 1,000 copies.  Very good plus volume with slight fade to cover ends.  Spine gilt bright, pages uniformly toned, minor stain to bottom center of first pages.   Mylar-protected dust wrapper with professional men to top hinge.  Rather scarce, this copy with ffep signature and Paris address of author Eugene Walter, a friend of barnes.  Walter appeared in Fellini Films and translated them into English.  (ID: 2228(  $1,100.00 

[Barnes, Djuna]  Plumb, Cheryl J., Editor.  Djuna Barnes:  Nighwood:  The Original Version and Related Drafts.  Normal, IL:  Dalkey, 1995. As new hard cover in similar Mylar-protected dust wrapper with Thelma Wood illustration to cover.  (ID:  8675)  $40.00  SOLD

Ryder.  New York:  Horace Liveright, 1928.  One of 3000.  Hard cover, no dust wrapper.  Bookplate on front pastedown; spine faded, ends rubbed, tips a bit bumped, rear cover mildly marked, otherwise very good to near fine.  (Item ID:  9104)  $20.00  SOLD

Ryder.  New York:  Liveright, 1928.  One of 3,000 copies printed.  Title page and eight additional illustrations by Barnes.  Very good volume with toned pages, spine darkened.  Mylar protected price-clipped jacket fragments which has front cover and chipped flaps only, poor-fair. Bookplate to front pastedown.  (ID: 8628; htttp://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $100.00 

Ryder.  New York:  Liveright, 1928.  One of 3,000 copies.  Lacks dust wrapper.  Very good copy, signature to front pastedown.  Tips and spine ends worn, spine darkened.  (ID: 8629) $50.00  SOLD

Ryder.  New York:  St. Martin’s, 1949.  Illustrated by Barnes [ISBN:  031269640X]  Fine volume in near fine Mylar-protected dust wrapper with small front cover residue , a bit of edge, end and tip wear.  Barnes photo on Jacket back.  (ID: 8630; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)   $20.00 

Selected Works:  Spillway, The Antiphon, Nightwood.  New York:  Farrar, Straus, 1962.  First Printing.  Dust wrapper has creases, edgewear; tape repaired, otherwise near fine in Mylar.  (Item ID:  2227; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00  

Vagaries Malicieux.  New York:  Hallman, 1974.  Number 208 of 500 Limited Edition.  Fine, Mylar-protected, without dust wrapper as issued.  (ID: 8627; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $100.00

[Barnes, Djuna]  Bruno, Guido  Bruno’s Weekly.  April 22, 1916.  Near fine, in wraps.  Cover pen and ink drawing by Barnes, Sonnet by Oscar Wilde, notice article of Barnes’s retirement from news reporting. Tanned, fragile pages.  (ID: 8996; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $25.00

 


SAMUEL BECKETT

Beckett, Samuel.  Stories and Texts for Nothing.  New York:  Grove Press, 1967.  First Printing – American.  Soft cover.  Name, date, embossing to ffep, pages toned, spine ends show a bit of wear, otherwise very good plus.  (ID:  8526; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00    

Eleuthéria:  A Play.  New York:  Foxrock, 1995. First US Edition.  Near fine hard cover in slightly faded dust wrapper, crease to wrapper spine, o/w near fine.  “Special Editon – Reviewers only” on ffep.  (ID: 8527; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00   

Beckett, Samuel, et al. An Exagmination of James Joyce.  Norfolk, CT:  New Directions [1939]  (Slocum & Cahoon B10)  First American.  Made up from Shakespeare and Company sheets with inserted title page.  Pages toned, as usual, small bookshop label to rear pastedown.  Dust wrapper spine a bit faded, otherwise near fine.  Mylar-protected.  (ID:  216-109; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $400.00

The Collected Works:  Endgame.  A Play in One Act.  New York:  Grove Press, 1978.  29th Printing. Fine in near fine Mylar-protected dust jacket with price label residue on front.  (ID: 8538) $25.00   SOLD

  

[Beckett, Samuel]  Knowlson, James & Elizabeth, Editors.  Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett.  A Centenary Celebration.  New York:  Arcade Publishing, 2006.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Review copy with publisher’s information laid in.  (ID: 6106; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $19.00  

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MAX BEERBOHM

Lytton Strachey: The Rede Lecture.  London: Cambridge, 1943.  Near fine in wraps, ½ inch of fade to front along spine.  (ID:  715; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00 

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VANESSA BELL

Notes on Virginia Woolf's Childhood:  A Memoir.  New York:  Frank Hallman, 1974.  Edited by Richard J. Shaubeck, Jr.  No. 172 of 300 numbered copies printed by Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco.  Remembrance of Virginia Woolf by her sister, Vanessa, written after her death.  Fine hardcover, as issued.  In Mylar sleeve.  (ID: 1017-106; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $100.00 NEW

Milroy, Sarah, & Dejardin, A.C.  Vanessa Bell.  (ID: 1117-104) $35.00 SOLD Alibris 8 28 18

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E. F. BENSON

Make Way for Lucia:  Queen Lucia, The Male Impersonator, Lucia in London, Mapp and Lucia, Miss Mapp, The Worshipful Lucia, Trouble for Lucia.  New York:  Thomas Y.  Crowell Company, 1977.  [ISBN:  0690011059] Fifth Printing.  Gift inscription on half-title, o/w fine hard cover.  Dust wrapper has small closed tears at spine ends and tips, o/w very good.  (ID: 6418; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)   $20.00  

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SARAH BERNHARDT

[Bernhardt, Sarah] . Ockman, Carol, & Silver, Kenneth E.  Sarah Bernhardt.  The Art of High Drama.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 2005.  With contributions by Janis Bergman-arson, Karen Levitov, and Suzanne Schwarz,-Zuber.  As new hard cover in fine dust wrapper with small price sticker residue to front cover.  Heavy oversize book requiring additional postage.  (ID:  1216-129; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) . $30.00

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CLARK BLAISE

I Had a Father:  A Post-Modern Autobiography.  Reading, MA:  Addison-Wesley, 1993.  As new.  Sale price written in pen on front flap.  (Item ID:  5521; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com (Item ID:  5521)  $20.00

Clark Blaise and BHARATI MUKHERJEE. Days and Nights in Calcutta.  Garden City, NY:  Doubleday & Company, 1977.  Fine hard cover.  Dust wrapper has chips and small closed tears at tips and spine ends, some fading to spine, otherwise near fine. Not available at Hyde Park.   (Item ID:  5522; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00 

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STEPHEN CRANE

Crane, Stephen.  Maggie.  A Child of the Streets.  London:  Heinemann, 1896.  First UK.  Black covers, T.E.G.  Endpapers toned, foredge crimps.  Small London bookshop emboss to ffep.  Very good copy.  In Mylar.   (ID:  8048; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $300.00 

Sorrentino, Paul, Editor.  Stephen Crane Remembered.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006.  As new in similar dust jacket.  (ID: 442; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00

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ÉDOUARD DUJARDIN

We’ll to the Woods No More.   New York:  New Directions, 1957.  Translated by Stuart Gilbert.  Introduction by Leon Edel.  Illustrated by Alice Laughlin.  Fine hard cover, lacking dust wrapper.  (ID: 10K57; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00

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T. S. ELIOT

Eliot, T. S.  The Confidential Clerk.  London:  Faber & Faber, 1954.  Signed by Eliot.  Fine volume in near fine Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  In plastic sleeve.  (ID: 919-100; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $975.00  NEW

[Eliot, T.S.] . Eliot, Valerie, Editor.  T. S. Eliot.  The Waste Land.  A Facsimile and Tanscript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound.  New York:  Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1971.  First Edition.  Introduction by Valerie Eliot.  As new volume in very good dust wrapper, chips and closed tears to front flaps and spine ends, tape-repaired closed tear to bottom rear cover; small price sticker residue.  (ID: 1216-128; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) . $35.00

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WILLIAM FAULKNER

[Faulkner, William]  Duvall, John N., Editor.  Faulkner and His Critics.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.  As new in similar dust jacket.  (ID:  439; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00

[Faulkner, William] Lockyer, JudithOrdered by Words: Language and Narration in the Novels of William Faulkner.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991. As new in similar dust jacket.  ID:  441; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00

 


LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

Endless Life:  Selected Poems.  New York:  New Directions, 1981.  Fine hard cover in fine dust wrapper with slightest of soiling.  (Item ID:  5601; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $40.00

 


F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

Tender Is the Night.  A Romance.  New York:  Scribners, 1934.  First Edition, Second State.  In FACSIMILE dust wrapper. Very good plus; clean, unmarked, square.  (Item ID:  2355; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $475.00  


JONATHAN FRANZEN

*Freedom.  A Novel.  New York:  Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2010.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Signed.    (Item ID:  5528; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $70.00 


ROBERT FROST

 A Masque of Reason.  New York:  Henry Holt and Company, 1945.  Stated First Printing.  Unopened volume with light tanning to pages, otherwise near fine; in good plus Mylar-protected Palador designed dust wrapper with tanned rear cover and small chips to edge/tips/spine. (ID: 818-106; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $35.00

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ROGER FRY

A Sampler of Castile.  Richmond, UK: The Hogarth Press, 1923.  (Woolmer 30) White paper boards. Grey cloth spine.  #21 of 550.  Pulished by Virginia Woolf.   Edge toned, tips worn, end papers show off setting.  16 Fry plates.  Lacks dust wrapper. (ID: 216-105; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $300.00  

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 ALLEN GINSBERG

White Shroud.  Poems 1980-1985.  New York:  Harper, 1986.  First Edition.  New.  Review copy with note and photo laid in.  Mylar-protected.  (Item ID:  2232; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $50.00


HENRY GREEN

Nothing.  New York:  Viking, 1950.  First Edition.  Near fine in near fine Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  Small bookshop label to front pastedown.  (Item ID: 2224; HP#221; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $55.00 


ALFRED HITCHCOCK

See Truffaut, François, below.

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CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD

Sally Bowles.  London:  Hogarth, 1937.   First Edition, First Impression.  One of 2040 copies (Woolmer 411).  A near fine copy.  A bit cocked.  Dust wrapper has chips to tips and spine ends as well as a 2” chip to spine top affecting last two letters of the jacket title.  The story is basis for Cabaret.  (ID:  8015; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $750.00    

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GISH JEN

Who's Irish?  Stories.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.  Fine hard cover in fine dust wrapper.  (5632; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00

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JACK KEROUAC

Kerouac, Jack.  On the Road.  New York:  Viking/Compass, 1959.  First Trade Edition softcover, two years after hard cover.  Near mint, unopened.  Slight toning to covers, spine; slight foxing to edges.  Very scarce in this condition.  Mylar-protected.  (ID: 216-101)  $125.00  SOLD (dealer)

Kerouac, Jack]  Charters, Ann.  A Bibliography of Works by Jack Kerouac.  New York:  Phoenix Bookshop, 1967. Near fine soft cover of this classic volume, spine faded a bit.  (Item ID:  9029; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $40.00  


GALWAY KINNELL

The Burn.  Anchorage, AK: Salmon Run Press, 1995.  Salmon Run Pamphlet Series I.  Signed twice. Inscribed to Dartmouth president James Freedman and signed by Kinnell on the ffep, signed again on limitation page.  Number 9 of 100 copies.    Fine decorative string-tied wrappers. In protective plastic sleeve.  (ID: M1117-132)  $65.00  (photo above)  SOLD  dealer 

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J.M.C.  LE CLEZIO

The Prospector.  Boston:  David R. Godine, Publishers,  1993.  First American Edition.  Translated from the French by Carol Marks.  Fine hard cover in fine dust wrapper.  (5528; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $70.00  

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CHANG-RAE LEE

*Aloft.  New York:  Riverhead Books, 2004.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Inscribed and signed by the author.  (Item ID:  5513; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00

*A Gesture Life.  New York:  Penguin/Putnam, 1999.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Inscribed and signed by Lee. Laid in:  Barnes & Noble book signing notice for Lee and two related stories from the New York Times.  (Item ID:  5512; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $35.00

*The Surrendered.  New York:  Riverhead Books, 2010.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Signed by the author.  (Item ID:  5514; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $60.00 


SINCLAIR LEWIS

[Lewis, Sinclair]  Lewis, Grace Hegger.  Sinclair Lewis:  An Exhibition.  Austin, TX:  The Humanities Research Center, 1960.  Catalog, in wrappers, as issued, listing 130 items, including manuscripts, photos, etc.  Ding to top rear cover, o/w near fine. (ID: 236; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $15.00

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 WYNDHAM LEWIS

[Lewis, Wyndham] Horowitz, GlennWyndham Lewis 1882-1957.  Collection of Wayne Hugo Green, MD.  New York: Horowitz, 1994. 1/1,000 Sales Catalog 196 items.Wraps.  Spine sunned, otherwise near fine.  (ID:  441; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00

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JACK LONDON

The Call of the Wild.  New York:  The Macmillan Company, 1903.  Third Printing.  Illustrated by Philip R. Goodwin and Charles Livingston Bull.  Decorated by Charles Edward Hooper.  Near fine volume with bright gilt on illustrated cover, T.E.G.; slightest bit of wear to tips and spine ends; expertly repaired hinges; offsetting to title page from intact tissue protecting the frontispiece illustration; pp. 11-14  have ¾” chip to bottom margin corner.  In FACSIMILE dust jacket Beautiful copy.  (ID: 10K283; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $400.00 See photo at top of page.  

The Game.  NY: MacMillan 1905  Metropolitan Magazine Stamp to copyright page.  Near fine hard cover in Mylar, in FACSIMILE dust jacket. Ink signature to early page.  (Item ID:  2367; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $250.00

White Fang.  NY: MacMillan 1906.  Very good to very good plus hard cover in Mylar, lacking dust jacket.  Slightly cocked.  Cover image very slightly rubbed; some edge/tip wear. First signature and rear cover starting; ink name to early page. In facsimile dust wrapper.  (Item ID:  2368; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $575.00

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MALCOLM LOWRY

Ultramarine.  New York:  Lippincott, 1962.  First American Edition.  Fine hard cover in very good Mylar-protected dust wrapper, small chip, upper tip crease, a bit of edge and tips wear.  (ID:  8597; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $45.00   

Under the Volcano.  New York:  Reynal and Hitchcock, 1947.  First edition, first printing. Lacks dust wrapper.  ½” stain to cover, spine a bit darkened, o/w near fine.  Protected in Mylar.  (ID: 8556; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $200.00  

Under the Volcano.  New York:  Reynal and Hitchcock, 1947.  First edition, second printing.  Near fine volume in Mylar-protected dust wrapper with ½” chips to spine ends, tips and edge chipping, o/w good plus. (ID: 8557; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $200.00   

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MICHAEL MAAR

The Two Lolitas.  New York: Verso, 2005.  As new in similar dust jacket.  (ID: 434; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00

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LOUIS MacNEICE

Christopher Columbus:  A Radio Play.  London:  Faber & Faber, 1944.  Near fine hard cover in similar Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  (ID: 10K51; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00

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HENRY MILLER

Aller Retour.   New York.  Private Printing. Unnumbered 1/500. 1945.  As issued without dust jacket.  Spine and outer edges faded, bookplate to half-title.  (ID: 439; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $55.00

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LARRY McMURTRY

Lonesome Dove.  A Novel.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1985.  [ISBN: 0671504207] First Edition, First Printing.  Fine hard cover. Printer’s error on page 621, line 18, “none” for “done.”  Flap tops very light crinkling, but o/w fine. Winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize.  (Levin)  (ID: 317-103L; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $150.00 

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HARRIET MONROE

Poetry:  A Magazine of Verse.  Volume XLV, Number III, December 1934.  Cover designed by Eric Gill.  Poems and commentaries by W. B. Yeats, H.D., Review by Conrad Aiken, among others.  Very good in wrappers, as issued; some chipping at spine top, bottom.   (Item ID:  2230; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00 


PAUL MULDOON

*The Annals of Chile.  New York:  Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994.  As new in as new dust wrapper.  Signed on title page.  In Mylar.  (Item ID:  5602; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $50.00

*Horse Latitudes.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.  As new soft cover except for tiny wrinkle to spine bottom.  Signed.  (Item ID:  5603; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $22.50

*Maggot.  New York:  Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2010.  As new except for slightest wrinkle to right upper corner of cover and dust wrapper.  Signed on half title.  (Item ID:  5604; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $50.00

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ANAIS NIN

Delta of Venus:  Erotica by Anaïs Nin.  New York:  Tess, 1977.  Third printing, 2006.   As new hard cover in as new dust jacket.  (Item ID:  9105; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00  

Ladders to Fire.  New York:  Dutton, 1946.  First Edition.  Near fine in chipped Mylar-protected dust wrapper with detached front cover.  (Item ID:  2234;  http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $40.0

 


EDNA O'BRIEN

Virginia.  A Play.  New York:  Harcourt, 1981.  First American, Second Printing.  Signed by O’Brien.  As new hard cover.  Mylar-protected dust wrapper is price clipped, but o/w as new.  (ID: 8523; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $40.00    

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MICHAEL ONDAATJE

*The Collected Works of Billy the Kid.  New York:  W. W. Norton, Inc., 1974.  Signed on half-title.   Light sunning to spine, light wear to spine ends, but otherwise near fine hard cover.  Dust wrapper is price clipped, some soiing and a number of closed tears and chips; fair.  In Mylar.  (Item:  5605;http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $65.00  

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EUGENE O'NEILL

Long Day’s Journey into Night.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1956.  Sixth Printing, July 1957.  Owner's signature on ffep, light tip wear, o/w near fine hard cover.  Dust wrapper is good, but has some chips and closed tears, especially at tips and spine ends.  (ID: 6416; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $40.00  

  

 

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 VITA SACKVILLE-WEST

The Edwardians.  London:  Hogarth, 1930.  June 1930.  Second Impression.  Tight, clean volume, lacking dust wrapper.  Endpapers darkened, gilt lettering bright.  Very good to near fine.  (Item ID:  9078)  $35.00   SOLD  1/30/15  

Nursery Rhymes:  An Essay.  London:  Michael Joseph Ltd., 1950.   Illustrations by Philippe Jullian.  A bit of offsetting to rfep; lacks jacket.  Spine darkened, covers a bit warped at edges, otherwise very good. (ID: 10K109; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $25.00 

Saint Joan of Arc.  NY: Literary Guild, 1936.  Toning to endpapers, small chips to Mylar protected dust jacket, spine ends and edges.  (Item ID:  4076; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)   $25.00

Knole and the Sackvilles. London: Lindsay Drummond 1949.  Very good plus, endpapers stained, chips and wear to dust jacket ends. (Item ID:  4088; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $25.00

Pepita. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1937. Very good plus, spine ends slightly worn. (Item ID:  4090; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $15.00 

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JAMES STEPHENS

*The Demi-Gods.  London:  Macmillan and Company, Ltd., 1914.  Inscribed and signed by Stephens on the title page:  “I greatly like this book.”  Bookplate of British actor Frank Wyndha Goldie (1897-1957) on front pastedown.  Goldie penciled note to ffep.  Bright copy with uncommon half-title.  No dust wrapper.  Protected in Mylar. (ID: 818-102; http://www.mgerberbooks.alibisstore.com)  $125.00  NEW

*Julia Elizabeth.  A Comedy in One Act.  New York:  Crosby Gage, 1920.  One of 600 signed by Stephens.   Boards a bit faded at edges, bump to front & back lower tips, o/w near fine. In protective Mylar. (ID: 917-100; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $45.00

*On Prose and Verse.  New York:  The Bowling Green Press, 1928.  One of 1,000 copies of First Limited Edition  Decorated boards in original cellophane. Slight stain to endpapers.  Presentation card initialed by Stephens laid in.  Presented, inscribed, and signed (with his initials) to Frank Wyndham Goldie (1892-1957), British actor, and his wife Grace.  (ID: 818-100; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $125.00  NEW

*Reincarnations.  New York:  The Macmillan Company, 1918.  Bookplate of Ashley Horace Thorndike to font pastedown.  Inscribed and signed by Stephens on ffep in 1925 on his first U.S. lecture tour.  The inscriptions reads:  “For George Hibbitt” [1895-1965, a Columbia University Professor of Speech and co-founder of The Speech Lab Recording/Contemporary Poets’ Series, in which T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Auden, Frost, Sandburg, A.E. (George Russell), and others recorded].  He gave this book to his father-in-law Ashley Horace Thorndike (1871-1933), a Columbia University Professor of English and Shakespeare scholar who coined the term “Revenge Tragedy.”  Near fine with light edge/tip wear, spine sunning.  In protective Mylar. No dust wrapper.  (ID: 818-101; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) $150.00

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WALLACE STEVENS  

The Auroras of Autumn.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.  Stated First Edition.  Owner’s signature on ffep and the usual tanning, but otherwise very good plus to near fine hard cover with bright gilt.  Dust wrapper has tanned spine, very small spine end and edge chips, but otherwise very good plus to near fine.  (ID:  970; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  In protective Mylar. $260.00  

Harmonium.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1931.  First thus edition.  Fourth state binding.  Hard cover.  Top edge maroon.  Page facing title page headed “Some New Poetry on Mr. Knof’s List” (includes T.S. Eliot’s Poems).  Ffep (blank) is about 1/3 missing (possibly inscription/signature torn out).  Tan cloth (no dust wrapper). Spine is sunned, slightly discolored. A few pages have very small stains in the margin, not affecting text.  A very good copy of Stevens’s first collection.  In protective Mylar. (ID: 6107; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $175.00

[Stevens, Wallace]  Vinal, Harold, Editor.  Voices.  A Quarterly of Poetry.  Wallace Stevens Issue.Number121.  Spring, 1945.  Excerpts from Harmonium, Ideas of Order, The Man with the Blue Guitar, Parts of a World, From Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, and new poems.  Essay on Stevens by John Malcolm Brinnin.  Also includes eight reviews, including one of William Carlos Williams’s The Wedge and another of Robert Frost’s A Masque of Reason. Stapled wrappers, as issued.  Unevenly tanned, o/w near fine.  (ID:  985; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  ($60.00 Mark Alexander).  $80.00  NEW 

[Stevens, Wallace] Wake. 9.  The Creative Magazine.  New York:  Wake Editions, 1950.  Seymour Lawrence and Jose Garcia Villa, Editors.  Includes poems by E. E. Cummings, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Williams Carlos Williams, among others.  Wrappers, as issued.  Some age tanning, soiling, tiny chips at tips/edges, o/w very good to near fine. (ID: 3054; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alrisstore.com)  $25.00  

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WILLIAM STYRON

Darkness Visible.A Memoir of Madness.  New York:  Random House, 1990. [ISBN:  0394588886]  Signed by Styron on the half-title. As new hard cover in as new Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  (ID: 216-102; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $90.00

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LYTTON STRACHEY

See Beerbohm, Max, above.

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ITALO SVEVO

The Hoax.  London:  Hogarth, 1929.  Near fine volume, lacking dust wrapper.  One of 1,000 copies.  (Woolmer 210) (ID:  8016; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $75.00  
 

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COLM TOIBIN

*Brooklyn.  New York:  Scribner, 2009.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Signed.  (Item ID:  5606; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com) Toíbín's novel on which the Oscar-nominated (in several categories) movie was based.   $65.00

*The Empty Family.  Stories.  New York:  Scribner, 2011.  As new hard cover in as new dust wrapper.  Signed.  (Item ID:  5607; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $50.00

*The Master.  New York:  Scribner, 2004.  Fine hard cover in fine dust wrapper.  Signed.  (Item ID:  5608; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $45.00

The Master.  New York:  Scribner, 2004.  Fine hard cover in near fine dust wrapper with slight edge and tip wear.  (Item ID:  5609; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $10.00

*Mothers and Sons.  New York:  Scribner, 2007.  Fine hard cover in neara fine to fine dust wrapper with slightest of edge and tip wear.  Signed in blue ink with slight bleed to verso.  (Item ID:  5610; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $50.00


FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT

Hitchcock.  New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1967.  With the collaboration of Helen G. Scott.  First American Edition, First Printing. Scarce.  Light wear to spine ends and to tips, small brown stain pages 5-8, otherwise very good hard cover.  Dust wrapper has seven small chips (two at bottom front at "Afred" and "François") and some closed tears, otherwise good plus.  In protective Brodart.  The book is the basis for the newly released documentary film Hitchcock/Truffaut.  (ID: 8989) $200.00  No Longer Available

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WILLIAM WASSERSTROM  

The Time of the Dial.  Syracuse:  Syracuse University Press, 1963.  Near fine volume in near fine Mylar-protected dust wrapper.  (ID: 8519; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00   

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ALAN WATTS

The Art of Contemplation: A Facsimile Manuscript with Doodles.  New York: Pantheon/Random House,1972.  Slightly toned wraps, near fine. (ID:  711; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $20.00  

Beat Zen, Square Zen and Zen.  San Francisco: City Lights 1959.  In wraps, sunning to cover, near fine.  (ID:  710; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $22.50  

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OSCAR WILDE

The Portrait of Mr. W. H.  New York:  Kennedy, 1921.  #330/1,000.  Good hard cover, pages toned, wear to top edges.  Bookplate to front pastedown. Lacks dust wrapper. (ID: 10K54; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com)  $30.00

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TOM WOLFE

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968.  Book Club Edition, made up from plates of First.  Unopened volume in lightly age tanned dust wrapper with chips to top tips and top/bottom spine ends, small chips and closed tears, but otherwise very good.  In Mylar.  (ID: 317-102; http://www.rmgerberbooks.alibrisstore.com )  $75.00

*The Painted Word.  New York:  Farrar, 1975.  First Printing.  Hard cover.  Near fine in near fine dust wrapper.  Signed on ffep.  Mylar protected.  (ID:  8018)  SOLD

The Painted Word.  Soft cover.  $3.00 SOLD . Amazon 5 16 18

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VIRGINIA WOOLF

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WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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