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1 The 1982 Maroon Fordham University Bronx, NY Vol. 66
NY Fordham University 1982 Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
384pp. Illustrated. Faint foxing to the edges of the text block. A small area of spotting to the spine. Includes a poem called "Verses for a Fordham Commencement" by Seamus Heaney, which was specially written and read by Heaney at the commencement that year. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 Wallace Stevens; Collected Poetry and Prose
NY Library of America 1997 First Edition Thus Original Cloth Fine Fine Book 
1032pp. Decorative endpapers. Silk bookmark sewn in. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 24.00 USD
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3 A.E. [George W. Russell] Vale and Other Poems
NY Macmillan 1931 First American Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 
50pp. 1st American Edition. Original rose colored cloth with blue paper spine label and label on the front cover. Russell was a contemporary of Yeats and introduced James Joyce to him. Frank O'Connor considered him to be the literary father to three generations of Irish writers. Lettering on spine label almost completely dulled. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Adamic, Louis A Nation of Nations
NY Harper & Bros. 1945 First Edition Original Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
399pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A circular from the publisher and the author advertising autographed copies of the book is laid in; checks are made payable to Louis Adamic. Spine a little darkened. Lacking the dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 USD
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5 Adams, Henry Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1920 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 
134pp. Original blue cloth, lettering stamped in gilt, small vignette on front cover stamped in blind. Includes A Niece's Memories by Mabel La Farge. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Corners bumped. Head of spine worn. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 USD
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6 Adams, Henry Letters to a Niece and Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres with A Niece's Memoirs By Mabel La Farge
Boston Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 1920 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
134pp. Corners bumped. Scuff mark on the spine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Adams, Henry The Degradation of the Democratic Dogma
NY Macmillan 1919 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 
317pp. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, spine title stamped in gilt. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for 1919. Pages 262 through the end matter has a stain to the lower front margin which begins to affect the printed text around page 300. Corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 32.00 USD
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8 Adams, Samuel Hopkins Chingo Smith on the Erie Canal
NY Random House 1958 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Near Fine Book Leonard Vosburgh 
276pp. Illustrated by Leonard Vosburgh. Bottom corners bumped. Small retail sticker ghost on the front pastedown. The jacket has minor chipping at the spine ends. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Adelman, Bob Carver Country; The World of Raymond Carver
NY Scribner 1990 First Edition Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good Book 
160pp. Illustrated with photos by Adelman. Intro. by Tess Gallagher. One corner bumped. The jacket is tattered at the spine ends. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 Agee, James A Death in the Family
NY McDowell, Oblansky 1957 First Edition, Later Issue Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 
339pp. "Waking" on page 80, title printed in black on the title page, "Pulitzer Prize Winner" printed on the front panel of the jacket). Original cloth. Two corners bumped. Some chipping at the spine ends on the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 36.00 USD
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11 Airgood, Ellen South of Superior
NY Riverhead Books 2011 First Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket Uncorrected Proof Copy 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
372pp. Uncorrected Proof Copy. Author's first book. Spine creased. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Alger Jr., Horatio Abraham Lincoln, the Backwoods Boy; or, How a Young Rail-Splitter Became President
NY John R. Anderson & Henry S. Allen 1883 First Edition Original Cloth Good No Jacket Book 
307pp. + 4pp. ads. 1st Edition, 1st Issue with this title listed as #2 in the advertisement opposite the preface as called for by Gardner (page 388-89) and Bennett is in agreement (#2, page 42). Bennett says that this is a second state since page 99 is printed in broken type (#2, page 42). Original decorative brown cloth, elaborately stamped in black and gilt. Illustrated. Back cover heavily waterstained. The heel of the spine is frayed. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Small mouse nibbling from the spine. One leaf loose in the binding. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13 Allen, Hervey Action At Aquila
NY Farrar & Rinehart 1938 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 
369pp. Some offsetting to the back endpapers and back pastedown. Some slight chipping to the spine ends. Some small closed tears to the back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 USD
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14 Anderson, Robert A. Cooks and Bakers: A Novel of the Vietnam War
NY Avon 1982 First Edition Original Wraps Very Good No Jacket Paperback Original 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
205pp. + 3pp. ads. Text browned. The spine is not creased, so I suspect this is an unread copy. 
Price: 9.60 USD
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15 Asch, Sholem The Apostle
NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1943 First American Edition Original Cloth Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
754pp. Translated by Maurice Samuel. Gutter exposed between the half title and the facing page. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. A novel based on the life of St. Paul which was somewhat controversial owing to Asch's Yiddish background. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 Asch, Sholem The Apostle
NY G.P. Putnam's Son 1943 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
754pp. Corners bumped. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Lacking the jacket. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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17 Auchincloss, Louis A World of Profit
Boston Houghton Mifflin & Co. 1968 First Edition Original Cloth Fine Very Good Book 
265pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. The jacket is price clipped, has some surface scuffing and a couple of small closed tears. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 Auden, W.H. Juvenilia: Poems, 1922-1928
Princeton Princeton Univ. Press 1994 First Edition Original Cloth Fine Fine Book 
263pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 16.00 USD
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19 Auslander, Joseph Riders at the Gate: A Volume of Verse
NY MacMillan 1938 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Very Good Book 
83pp. This copy lacking the front free endpaper. Pastedowns browned from poor quality binding glue. Spine ends bumped. The jacket is edgeworn along the top with closed and open tears. The bottom edge of the jacket has a couple of nicks at the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Auslander, Joseph Sunrise Trumpets
NY Harper & Bros. 1924 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book Signed by Author(s)
73pp. Author's first book. This copy warmly inscribed and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. He writes, "Miss A___ F____ in exalted memory of a night with Hartford-from a house-breaker cookie monger Joseph Auslander." Corners bumped, one corner rubbed through. Spine lettering dulled. Lacking the dust jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 16.00 USD
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