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Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc., ABAA/ILAB
Charles and Sandy Parkhurst, Matthew Parkhurst
22219 N. Pedregosa Dr. Sun City West AZ 85375
Literature, First Editions, Charles Dickens, Americana
Booth#: 16

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Spill the Jackpot. Fair, A. A. (Erle Stanley Gardner). New York, William Morrow, 1941

A fine first edition in black cloth binding with red lettering and slot machine illustration spine, top edge red. In a bright and beautiful red pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Octavo. 258 pp. A Bertha Cool and Donald Lam mystery.

Genre: Mystery

Price $1,250.00

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Scarface. Trail, Armitage. Pseudonym of Maurice Coons. New York, Edward J. Clode, Inc., 1930

A fine first edition bound in original green cloth, printed in black with top edge stained black. In original pictorial dust jacket with price of $2.00 on the front flap. Rare on the market; none are on the current market and none appear in the auction record. Clean and bright in a colorful dust jacket which has some minor expert restoration. Neat owner name on front pastedown. The source of the 1932 classic film by Howard Hawks, starring Boris Karloff, Ann Dvorak and Paul Muni. The movie was remade in 1983, starring Al Pacino. The dust jacket art is by Edward C. Caswell. Armitage Trail is the pseudonym for Maurice Coons. Housed in a custom made blue and green cloth clam shell case with gilt lettering on green leather label. Octavo. 286 pp.

Price $7,500.00

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Son of the Wolf. London, Jack. Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1900

First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. First printing, first state of London's first book with laid endpapers and publisher's name at foot of spine with [dot] only after [co.] in the publisher's hand bound trial Binding A. Unfinished (rough) grass-green V cloth which according to BAL is: "Noted only on a surviving copyright deposit copy in the Library of Congress" but we have the present copy and know of one other which came to auction in the late 1990's. The present copy, is the earliest bound copy. There is no type breakage on pages 65 or 67. (Even the Library of Congress copy has type breakage on page 65. One of the Harvard copies has broken type.) This copy, as noted above, is hand bound rather than machine bound and has the binder's marks in pencil present throughout the volume, covers soiled, inner hinges slightly cracking through endpapers. A very good copy of this very rare issue in custom morocco backed clam shell case. Octavo. 251 pp.

Price $9,000.00

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Jurgen. A Comedy of Justice. Cabell, James Branch. New York, Robert M. McBride & Co., 1919

First Edition, first issue in original brown cloth, printed in gilt; a fine copy. With a tipped-in letter on front paste-down, signed by the author and dated 25 October, 1924. First issue, with "August 1919" on the copyright page and with line rules intact on page 144. Housed in a handsome, turn-of-the-century half-leather slipcase, with chemise. One of just 1500 copies printed. Octavo. 368 pp.

Price $400.00

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The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And His Trust y Squire Sancho Pancha. Now Made English According to the Humour of Our Modern Language. And Adorned with Several Copper Plates.. Cervantes, Saacedra, Miguel De. London, Tho. Hodgkin (printer) Sold by John Newton, 1687

The First Illustrated Edition in English. Translated by John Phillips. With copper engraved frontispiece and 8 copper engraved plates, each with two illustrations. Contemporary paneled calf, expertly rebacked to style. The text is lightly toned, but overall, very good and clean. All edges are stained red. One plate with small loss to fore-edge, not affecting the illustrations; another plate with fore-edge trimmed, but not near the illustrations. Ggg3 with repaired tears; small ink smear on the Fourth Book title page. In all, a very good copy, complete and quite scarce as such. Folio (11 5/8" x 7 1/2") [18] 616 [i.e., 612] 3; with errata at end. Don Quixote has stood the test of centuries; unquestionably, it stands as classic world literature. Let us quote Printing and the Mind of Man: "The first part of Don Quixote came out in 1605. What had begun as a simple satire on the tedious chivalric romances of the time broadened into a sweeping panorama of Spanish society; and it was this, the variety, the liveliness, and gibes at the famous, which won it instant fame. The writing of the second part was stimulated by the publication of a spurious 'second part' in 1614; and it was an even greater success. There is less knockabout, and Cervantes had come to love and understand Shakespeare." The last recorded sale of a complete first edition of Don Quixote, printed in Madrid in 1605/1615, occurred in 1989 and sold for $1.5 million.

Price $11,500.00

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