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Mark Twain. New York: Charles L. Webster 1885
First Printing. Rare blue cloth first edition bound to match the blue binding of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". First state points include 1). title page with copyright notice on verso (1884) tipped in, 2). pg. 13, "Him and another man" listed incorrectly at pg.88, instead of pg. 87, 3). pg 57 eleven lines from bottom "with the was" instead of "with the saw", 4). Portrait frontispiece has cloth under bust visible 5.) pg. 143 "l" missing in "Col." that is part of the illustration at top line of text and "b" in "body", in line 7 broken. Professionally restored, recased with new endpapers, with minor soiling and foxing. With an exquisite one of a kind custom leather clamshell case especially designed to exactly match the book cover.
William Faulkner. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1930
First Printing. First State, one of 750 copies with the dropped "I" at the start of page 11. Sunned spine. Dustjacket has pen mark on front cover, along with chips, tears and folds and missing part of the top of spine.
Szyk, Thomas and Chang, Allison Clair. Burlingame: Historicana 2011
Deluxe Limited-Edition (#41 of 1000) Box Set. Handcrafted box of Japanese blue silk rayon and leather with a suite of 12 limited-edition fine art prints originally created by Szyk in watercolor and gouache in the 1930's depicting four Kings, four Queens, and four Jacks, portraying 12 great leaders in Jewish history. Also included is an unopened collector's deck, an unopened player's deck and the limited edition companion volume "Heroes of Ancient Israel: The Playing Card Art of Arthur Szyk" by Allison Clair Chang.
Dickson, Carter (John Dickson Carr). New York: William Morrow & Co. 1940
First Printing. Author's first short story collection, featuring 7 stories involving Colonel March, head of D-3, the department at Scotland Yard dealing with queer complaints and queerer people and 4 other non-series stories. Spine slightly faded. Dustjacket has chips and wear to the edges and top and bottom of spine with wrinkling to the dustjacket. Bookplate of Richard Rostron, author of "The Sorceror's Apprentice" attached to front board verso.
French, Paul (Isaac Asimov). Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc. 1957
First Printing. 5th and next to last in the Lucky Starr series that began with "David Starr: Space Ranger". Dustjacket has some shelfwear with a few minor tears with wear to the spine ends and flap folds, with small chips to the flap corners.