The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (USED)
The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (USED)

Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1913. 1st edition. No dust jacket; blue cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine; t.e.g.; edges worn; corners bumped; covers scuffed; frontispiece with sepia portrait of poet; title page has shadow of portrait; hinges weak. G-

Congress  of  Wonders  (Signed  1st  edition)
Congress  of  Wonders  (Signed  1st  edition)

Congress of Wonders (Signed 1st edition)

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"What a treat it is to pick up a book, begin reading, then break out laughing deep from the gut not once, but repeatedly". Book Page

"Quaff of this literary elixir. You won't regret it". Newsweek

"The marvel is not just that he demonstrates such command of the language...but that coupled with all that remarkable prose is such superb storytelling". Lexington Herald-Leader

Set in the fictional world of Burdock County, Kentucky, around World War II, these ribald stories showcase the wicked, loving humor of McClanahan, author of the bestselling novel The Natural Man.

At once compassionate and outrageously funny, the three stories in this collection take us to the fictional town of Needmore, Kentucky, where Ed McClanahan's distinctive mixture of irreverence and humility captures the absurdities of a world in which bizarre events alter peoples lives.

Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1996. 1st edition. Inscribed by author on title page; dust jacket in protective cover; very slight bend to flap edges; black cloth spine over rust paper boards with gilt initials on front cover and lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

Cotswold Characters (USED)

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Courting of Susie Brown

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Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987) was an American writer, known for his portrayals of poverty, racism, and social problems in the South. His novels Tobacco Road (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933) won him critical acclaim. He wrote a total of 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers. The Courting of Susie Brown, published in 1952, is a collection of short stories, featuring Caldwell's classic Southern characters and humor.

1st edition; dust jacket in protective mylar cover; dj lightly chipped at spine. Green cloth with black lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G+

Crank In The Corner
Crank In The Corner

Crank In The Corner

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Christopher Bush (1885-1973) was a British mystery writer. Ludovic Travers, his lanky, bespectacled economist turned private eye, has a knack for busting alibis. This 1933 thriller sees Travers on a train speeding through France while solving the murder of two members of his railway compartment.

Published by A.L. Burt Company by arrangement with Wm. Morrow & Co., 1933; no dust jacket; brown cloth with yellow lettering on cover and spine; edges frayed corners bumped; endpapers tanned; front hinge weak; text clean. G

The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (USED)
The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (USED)

Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy

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1st edition, limited to 300 copies bound by hand on Vicksburg Vellum Ivory, numbered and signed by the author, of which 250 are for sale; this copy is number 29; inscribed by author. Fine.

The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)
The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)
The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)

Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)

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Inscribed by author; signed letters, poems and cards by author and his wife, Helga Sandburg, laid in.

Crome Yellow (1st edition)

Crome Yellow (1st edition)

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Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963) was an English writer who spent the latter part of his life in the United States. Though best known for Brave New World, he also wrote countless works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and essays. A humanist, pacifist and satirist, he wrote novels and other works that functioned as critiques of social norms and ideals. Aldous Huxley is often considered a leader of modern thought and one of the most important literary and philosophical voices of the 20th century.

Huxley launched his career as a novelist with this 1921 effort in which a student named Denys spends his holiday in an English country house located in the small town of Crome. Denys encounters many unusual residents, including a girl who quickly steals his heart. Not one of Huxley's major efforts, this is mostly for laughs.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1921; 1st edition; no dust jacket; yellow cloth; spine tanned; paper label with title and author chipped and missing top 1/3; covers soiled; endpapers foxed; deckled edges. G-

Curse in the Colophon (Signed 1st edition)

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Classic bibliomystery by the well-known Bible scholar about a lost Byzantine library. The Curse in the Colophon was Goodspeed's only novel. The author inscribed this copy in 1936 to Jesse H. Shera, well-known librarian and professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Chicago: Willett, Clark & Company, 1935. 1st edition. Inscribed by author. No dust jacket; blue cloth; spine faded; endpapers tanned; binding good; text clean and bright. G

Dark Hazard (USED)

Dark Hazard

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William Riley (W.R.) Burnett (1899-1982) was an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for his crime novel Little Caesar, the film adaptation of which was considered to be the first of the classic American gangster movies. Burnett's characters exist in a world of twilight morality — virtue can come from gangsters and criminals, malice from guardians and protectors. Above all his characters are human and this could be their undoing. Dark Hazard, published in 1933 and made into a movie in 1934, tells the story of Jim Turner, a gambler, and his wife.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. 1st printing. Dust jacket in protective cover; spine edges chipped and creased; edges worn; water stain along top edge of dj; blue cloth with green illustration of greyhound racing dog wrapping around covers and spine; pictorial endpapers; deckled edges; binding good; text clean. G+/G