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Evening Star Books
John Phillips
1801 Countryside Dr. Middleton WI 53562
www.eveningstarbooks.net
johnphillips@eveningstarbooks.net
608-3548752
Literature, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery and Children's Fiction
Booth#: 50
 

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Winnie the Pooh. A.A. Milne. London/Methuen & Co. Ltd./1926.

Description:
First Edition. Small 8vo. 158 pp. Bound in dark green cloth with gilt decorations on the front board and gilt titling on the spine, top edge gilt. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shephard. Lacks the dust jacket. A Near Fine book with a brief contemporary gift inscription on the verso of the free front endpaper and a bump to the top corner of the front board. A beautiful copy of the second book in Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh series, a children's classic.
 

Genre: Children's Literature

Price $1,000.00

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Slaughterhouse Five or the Children's Crusade: A Duty Dance with Death. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. New York/Seymour Lawrence Book/Delacorte Press/1969.

Description:
First Edition. 186 pp. Price of $5.95 on front flap of jacket. Bright blue boards with the author's signature embossed in gold on the front board, and red, black and gold lettering on the spine. Ahearn APG 009b. A Near Fine book with two small spots of discoloration to the fore-edge and bottom of textblock in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of toning and wear to the extremities and a tiny stray pen mark to the spine panel. One of the Modern Library's 100 Greatest Novels of the 20th Century, included in Time Magazine's All-Time best 100 English language Novels from 1923 to 2005, and nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. A very attractive copy of Vonnegut's influential masterpiece.
 

Genre: Literature

Price $2,000.00

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. London/George Newnes, Limited/1894.

Description:
First edition. 279 pp. Royal 8vo. Bound in dark navy cloth with gold lettering on front board and spine, all edges gilt. Several beautiful black and white illustrations by Sydney Paget. First printing of the first British edition. Lacks the rare dust jacket. Green and Gibson A14a. A Very Good+ book with some scattered traces of foxing, offsetting to the endpapers, and some light wear to the extremities. A very attractive copy of the fourth Sherlock Holmes book, and the second collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories.
 

Genre: Mystery, Antiquarian

Price $1,800.00

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Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas. Mari Sandoz. New York/Alfred A. Knopf/1942.

Description:
First edition. 428 pp. Price of $3.50 on front flap of jacket. Includes a signed handwritten one-page letter from Sandoz on her personal letterhead, along with the publisher's review slip. A Very Good book with mild discoloration to the spine along with darkening to the front joint, and mild offsetting and a few small abrasions to the free front endpaper in a beautiful Near Fine dust jacket with faint offsetting to front flap of jacket and a few hints of edge wear. Noted for her use of words and language patterns reflective of the Lakota language, Sandoz's evocative biography is written from the perspective of the Lakota people. An attractive copy of what is widely considered to be Sandoz's best and most important work.
 

Genre: Biography, Native American History

Price $600.00

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. Hunter S. Thompson. New York/Random House/1971.

Description:
First Edition. 206 pp. Price of $5.95 on front flap of jacket. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. Grey-charcoal boards quarter bound in black cloth with titling in silver. Ahearn APG 002a. A Near Fine book with very slight lean and a bit of mild fading to the edges of the boards in a Near Fine dust jacket with a small crease to the front flap and mild flecks of discoloration to the reverse. A very attractive copy of Thompson's best known book, the story of a drug and booze fueled road trip by the author and his "Samoan" attorney from California to Las Vegas in search of the American dream.
 

Genre: Journalism

Price $1,000.00

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