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The Son of the Grand Eunuch, Pettit, Charles. Illustrated By Steele Savage
21 Pettit, Charles. Illustrated By Steele Savage The Son of the Grand Eunuch
New York City Blue Ribbon Books 1927 Eighth Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
"Adventureswhich befell Li Pi Tchou, son of the elegant grand eunuch and his pretty wife, Chti." Originally published in 1927 this is an 8th printing, and judging by the design and art I must be from the early 30's. The dustjacket is beautiful with a strong art deco like drawing of the characters in yellow reb and blue. Inside are nice endsheets and some full page bold black and white illustrations by Savage along with many small in text drawings. The book itself is vg+ the dustjacket has a small amount of chipping especially to the spine panel. Vg+/vg. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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22 Roberts, Warren A Creative Century. Selections from the Twentieth Century Collections at the University of Texas
Austin The University Of Texas 1970 2nd Printing Paper 
71pg. exhbition catalog that was originally published in 1964 for a show of 100 special books and manuscripts in the collection of The University of Texas. Illustrated with 27 photos + each book entry has a facsmile of the author's signature. All the usual suspects of 20th literature are represented including Auden, Barrie, Beckett, Conrad, Doyle, Eliot, Faulkner, Frost, Hemingway etc. Attractive and useful for the signatures. Vg+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
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23 Rosset, Barney, Editor Evergreen Review. Vol. 3. No. 9
New York Grove Press 1959 Vol. 3. No. 9. Summer 1959 Paper 
Includes work by Henry Miller, Beckett, Frank O'Hara, Terry Southern, Corso and others. Laid in is a small fold out catalog for Evergreen Books from Spring 1959. A nice copy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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24 Rosset, Barney, Editor Evergreen Review. Vol. 6 No. 22
New York Grove Press 1962 Vol. 6. No. 22. Jan-Feb. 1962 Paper 
Includes work by Beckett, Neruda, Corso, Burroughs and others. Small bottom corner crease to the front of the book which is mirrored to the first few pages. Vg 
Price: 25.00 USD
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25 Shaw, Bernard The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God
New York City Dodd Mead & Co. 1933 First American Edition Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
Man & God once more with Shaw, this time its a black girl in search for God. A controversial book when published. The title page, superb endpapers and 19 beautiful wood engravings are by John Farleigh and are outstanding. Laid in the book is a rare small copy of a reprint of the period of the book of the month club news which has Heywood Broun writing about the book. The dustjacket is near fine with a few minute small chips and the book itself is fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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AMBIT A Quarterly of Poems, Short Stories, Drawings & Criticism, Steadman, Ralph
26 Steadman, Ralph AMBIT A Quarterly of Poems, Short Stories, Drawings & Criticism
London Ambit 1977 71 1977 Paper with Dustjacket 
British literary magazine that is notable for an early published appearance by the popular artist/satirist who is mostly known for his many collaborations with Hunter Thompson. Steadman has contributed a very funny portfolio of 7 b&w "penis" drawings and one has been used for the cover and is printed in orange. A must have for Steadman completest. Also included in the issue are pieces by J.G. Ballard and many other British writers and artists who are unknown to me. Very minute light soiling to the white dj. Fine. Also lncluded is a nice full color 28pg. booklet from the dvd release of "Fear and Lothing In Las Vegas" which has many drawings and illustrations by Steadman. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Forgotten Village, Steinbeck, John Preface by Steinbeck
27 Steinbeck, John Preface by Steinbeck The Forgotten Village
New York NY The Viking Press 1941. 1941 First edition/1st Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Beautiful book based on the film written by Steinbeck about life in a sm. Mexican village. 136 handsome photos from the film. Near fine/near fine. Laid in is a 4pg. supplement to the book of the month club news on his novel The Moon Is Down. Illustrated with a portrait of the writer on the front cover. Also laid in is a nice 2 color herald for the play based on the book. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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A Bestiary, Wilbur, Richard, Compiled By, Calder, Alexander, Illustrated By
28 Wilbur, Richard, Compiled By, Calder, Alexander, Illustrated By A Bestiary
New York Pantheon Books 1983 0679428755 / 9780679428756 New Edition Oversize Cloth Vellum Dj. 
SIGNED BY RICHARD WILBUR ON THE TITLE PG. IN ADDITION THERE IS A HANDWRITTEN 100 WORD NOTE ON THE HALF TITLE PAGE IN WHICH WILBUR TALKS ABOUT HOW THE BOOK WAS MADE. A beautiful new edition of a book that was originally published in 1955. Ilustrated with more than 50 b&w whimsical drawings done by Calder in his typical style along with excerpts from classic works of literature, poetry, essays, novels, plays and stories to accompany them. Fine/fine. Laid in are two folded small folded posters for outdoor monumental sculptures by Calder that was held in Switzerland. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Salome a Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde By Lord Alfred Douglas. With a New Itroduction By Holbrook Jackson. Decorated & Hand Iliiuminated By Valenti Angelo, Wilde, Oscar
29 Wilde, Oscar Salome a Tragedy in One Act Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde By Lord Alfred Douglas. With a New Itroduction By Holbrook Jackson. Decorated & Hand Iliiuminated By Valenti Angelo
New York City The Heritage Press 1945 First Heritage Press Edition Boards No Dj. As Issued 
Lovely edition of the Wilde play with nice illustrations by Angelo that have been completed by hand with touches of gold. The black cloth binding has impressed design by the artist. French folde pages that have lovely yellow decoration surrounding each page of text with a design of Persian arabesquests printed on it in light red. Missing the slipcase and the newsletter. The binding and the book is bright, clean and fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Tony's Scrap Book Collection, Wons, Tony
30 Wons, Tony Tony's Scrap Book Collection
Chicago The Reilly & Lee Co. 1933 1933-34, 1934-35 & 1937-38 Editions Cloth with Dustjacket 
A nice collection of three vols. of Tony's Scrap Book which were compiled by a once popular radio personality of the depression years Tony Wons. The books are mostly comprised of bits of down home prose, humor, poems and wit along with material by some well known authors that were first heard on Won's radio show. The books are highlighted by beautiful Art Deco cloth designs & colorful Deco dustjackets all of which are in vg-fine condition with one dj. having minute crease and mend to the bottom of the front panel. The books themselves are also in fine condition with a former owner signature on one endsheet + some offsetting to the book's endpapers & pastedowns due to age & the glue used. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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