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1 BRADBURY, RAY Large Original Ink Drawing of a Horned Smiling Devil by Ray Bradbury Signed to His Publisher, Herb Yellin, of the Lord John Press
22 1/4 inches wide by 15 1/4 inches tall original drawing of a horned smiling devil presented by Ray Bradbury to his friend and publisher, Herb Yellin, of the Lord John Press. Inscribed by Bradbury: “June 28, 1979, Herb. Thanks, R.B.” Some minor rumpling, else very good to near fine. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 BRADBURY, RAY The Cat's Pajamas. Stories (ISBN: 006058565X / 0-06-058565-X)
New York Morrow 2004 
First Edition. Signed by the author: “Ray Bradbury, January, 04.” With endpaper design and jacket illustration of funny and dear cat faces by Ray Bradbury. As new in dust jacket. A collection of stories. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 BRADBURY, RAY The Cat's Pajamas. Stories (ISBN: 006058565X)
New York Morrow 2004 
First Edition, Letter “X” of 26 lettered copies signed by the author, Ray Bradbury. With the letters “R A Y” stamped in red on the half-title, just beneath the drawing of kittens by Ray Bradbury along the top of the page, as if the letters are being held by the kitten's paws. And with the letter “X” stamped midpoint between Bradbury's signature and the printed title. With endpaper design and jacket illustration of funny and dear cat faces by Ray Bradbury. As new in dust jacket. A collection of stories. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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4 CAMPBELL, ROY Taurine Provence
London Desmond Harmsworth 1932 
First Edition. Number 37 of an edition limited to 100 copies signed by the author Roy Campbell. Quarto, 79 pages. Illustrated with 21 drawings by the author. A very good lightly handled copy with some minor offsetting and foxing to the endpapers and some faint darkening to the cloth, mostly at the spine without dust jacket. A study of bullfighting. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 CASE, FRANK Feeding the Lions. An Algonquin Cookbook. Illustrated O. Soglow
New York The Greystone Press 1942 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Frank Case: “For Allen & Mary Rogers, With every good wish. Frank Case.” Small ownership note and a few notations in pencil at a couple of the recipes. Very good slightly used copy with some edge wear in a very good dust jacket with a hint of dust soiling and a few tiny tears. A collection of recipes compiled by the owner and manager of the Algonquin Hotel. With a preface “Antipasto to This Book” about the Algonquin Round Table writers and other artistic figures who frequented the hotel and dining room. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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6 CATHER, WILLA, EUDORA WELTY Miracles of Perception: The Art of Willa Cather
Charlottesville, VA Alderman Library- University of Virginia 1980 
First Edition. Signed by the author Eudora Welty next to her printed name on page 8 where her 22 page essay, and the longest piece in the booklet, “The House of Willa Cather” begins. Welty's chapter is full of respect and praise for the work of Cather, as evidenced in part with this quote from My Anonia: “More than anything else I felt motion in the landscape; in the fresh, easy-blowing morning wind, and in the earth itself, as if the shaggy grass were a sort of loose hide, and underneath it herds of wild buffalo were galloping, galloping...” and continues with Welty's observations: “All Willa Cather's prose, like this passage in My Antonia, speaks of the world in a way to show it's alive. There is a quality of animation that seems naturally come by, that seems born part of every novel. Her own living world is around us as we read, present to us through our eyes and ears and touch.” Also contains contributions by Alfred Knopf and Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrated. Paperbound. Very fine copy in printed covers. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 CONRAD, BARNABY Hemingway's Spain by Barnaby Conrad. Photographs by Loomis Dean (ISBN: 0877015473 / 0-87701-547-3)
San Francisco, CA Chronicle Books 1989 
First Edition - Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by the author Barnaby Conrad to the musician Artie Shaw: “ For Artie - with the great admiration of his friend Barny. Dec. 1989 - and Midge too!!” From the library of the great jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Artie Shaw with his bookplate. Illustrated. Oversize format, 9 1/8” x 12”. Near fine copy with a hint of use in printed wrappers. Barnaby Conrad, writer, artist, bullfighting expert, and friend of Ernest Hemingway, has written extensively on bullfighting both in novel and in non-fiction form. Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (1910 - 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, started out his career in music at thirteen as a saxophone player and switched to the clarinet at sixteen. He gained experience and skill while on the road at a young age which lead to steady work in the 30s as a session musician and performing with various bands and orchestras and on radio. His first critical acclaim came with his performance of “Interlude in B-flat" at a swing concert at the Imperial Theater in New York in 1935. And during the swing era, Shaw's big band enjoyed such enduring hits like Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" and Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust," "Back Bay Shuffle,” "Moonglow,” "Rosalie," "Frenesi," and "Summit Ridge Drive." He was known for his innovation both in his musical arrangements and for becoming the first white bandleader to hire a full-time black female singer, Billie Holiday, in 1938 to tour the then segregated southern United States. Throughout his career he worked with many of the great jazz musicians and vocalists of his day, including Helen Forrest, Mel Torme, drummers Buddy Rich and Dave Tough, guitarists Barney Kessel, Jimmy Raney, and Tal Farlow and trombonist-arranger Ray Conniff. A charismatic and complicated man, Shaw was married eight times, most notably to actresses Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Doris Dowling, and Evelyn Keyes, Betty Kern, the daughter of songwriter Jerome Kern, and ‘Forever Amber' author Kathleen Winsor. In 2004, he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to his musical career and accomplishments, he is the author of an autobiography, ‘The Trouble With Cinderella: An Outline of Identity,' three short novels; ‘I Love You, I Hate You, Drop Dead!,' a collection of short stories, ‘The Best of Intentions and Other Stories,' and an autobiographical novel titled ‘The Education of Albie Snow,' which, sadly never made it to publication. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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New York Knopf 1938 
Third printing. Signed by the author Miguel Covarrubias on the front flyleaf. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket with slight chipping and wear. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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9 DICK, PHILIP K. & GREG SCOTT Original Caricature Drawing of Science Fiction Author Philip K. Dick and Rod Stewart Used to Illustrate the Masthead for Rolling Stone Magazine, Issue No. 199, November 6, 1975
Original caricature drawing by Greg Scott of science fiction author Philip K. Dick and Rod Stewart which was used to illustrate the masthead for ‘Rolling Stone' Magazine, Issue No. 199, November 6, 1975. Signed and inscribed by the artist to Philip K. Dick: “Phil - Thanks for all your works of inspiration! Greg Scott.” The drawing itself is signed “I. Giles” which was Scott's pseudonym. From the collection of Joan Simpson, the woman with whom Philip K. Dick shared his last serious romantic relationship. With a printed documentation certificate stating that this item bleonged to Simpson and shows photographs of Philip K. Dick and Joan Simpson and with the text of a letter, dated April 27, 1977, which Philip wrote to his friend, noted book dealer Ray Torrence (who was also a close friend of Dick and Joan), lovingly and eloquently expressing his deep feelings for Joan. The artwork is very handsomely framed and matted. Image size approximately 14 by 9 inches (18 by 14 inches overall). The drawing shows Philip K. Dick wearing an unbuttoned shirt as he does in one of the photographs of him illustrating the article, holding a copy of his novel ‘Ubik' which at the time was being considered for a major film project by Hollywood and the French film director Jean-Pierre Gorin. Dick is joined in the drawing by Rod Stewart and both of them are leaning against ‘199' (the number of the issue), with a bundle of dynamite with the fuse lit in the foreground. The drawing highlights the cover stories for this issue of the magazine - one about Rod Stewart and his girlfriend Britt Ekland with a photo of them on the cover, and the other about the life and work of Philip K. Dick: ‘The True Stories of Philip K. Dick: Burgling the Most Brilliant Sci-Fi Mind on Earth - It is Earth, Isn't It?' by Paul Williams. In 1974 when he was 23, Greg Scott was hired by ‘Rolling Stone,' where he worked for six years as an illustrator before he began his freelance career. His work has appeared in ‘New York Magazine,' ‘Esquire,' Psychology Today,' ‘Science Digest,' ‘Popular Mechanics,' the ‘New York Times, etc. A copy of the ‘Rolling Stone' issue is included. Both the framed drawing and the magazine are in fine condition. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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10 DOWTY, LEONHARD Dunking Doughnuts. A Fun Look at Life Through the Verse of Leonhard Dowty. Illustrated by Peter Lippman
Kansas City Halmmark 1973 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Leonhard Dowty, former editor at Good Housekeeping magazine to literary agent Dorothy Olding of Harold Ober Associates, inscribed by the author: “To Dorothy - With love and the promise of a better dinner to come. Len, 1973.” Fine in a fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 EHRENSTEIN, ALBERT Tubutsch. Illustrated by Oscar Kokoschka
New York Ben Abramson 1946 
First Edition - American. Of a special issue of 100 numbered copies signed by the author, Oscar Kokoschka, this copy is out-of-series and is signed by Kokoschka. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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12 HARDY, THOMAS & NASTASSJA KINSKI Tess of the d'Urbervilles
New York Limited Editions Club 1956 
First Edition Thus. This copy has been specially signed by actress Nastassja Kinski who starred in the highly acclaimed 1979 motion picture version of this novel directed by Roman Polanski which won three Academy Awards. Kinski has signed the book “ Nastassja Kinski” and has added her character's name “Tess.” This book is signed by the illustrator, Agnes Miller Parker, on the colophon page. This is copy #834 of 1500 numbered copies. Near fine copy in a near fine slipcase with a trace of edge wear. Small square octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") bound in heavy canvas with a reproduction of one of the color engravings and a green leather spine label stamped in gold. Introduction by Robert Cantwell. With illustrations by Agnes Miller Parker, seven double-page color wood engravings and twenty-four black-and-white engravings in the text. Additionally, a DVD of Nastassja Kinski in Tess accompanies the book. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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13 LOWTHER, GEORGE & NOEL NEILL The Adventures of Superman. Illustrations by Joe Shuster
New York Random House 1942 
First Edition. Signed by actress Noel Neill on the half-title beneath the printed drawing of Superman with her name and that of the character she played “Lois Lane”. Noel Neill was the first actress to play Lois Lane and is the most famous woman associated with the role starting in 1948 opposite Kirk Allen as Superman in the Columbia Pictures 15 chapter Superman serial. In the 1950s she again played the role opposite George Reeves in the classic television series. Throughout the years Neill has been considered the classic Lois Lane and has made appearances in small roles in later Superman films including the most recent recent Superman Returns (2006). With a hint of foxing to the endpapers and with faint evidence of a cup mark to the cloth at the front board, else an about fine bright copy in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some fading, mostly to the spine, a slight rippling from a cup mark and some small chips and tears. An illustrated Superman novel published here for the first time with line drawings and full color, full page illustrations by Superman's co-creator, artist Joe Shuster. 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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14 MARTIN, JAY Nathanael West. The Art of His Life
New York Farrar 1970 
Second printing. Signed and inscribed by the author, Jay Martin, to publisher and writer Noel Young: “To Noel Young, With great admiration. I look forward to having you present me with a copy of another biography of Henry Miller. Yours, Jay Martin.” Illustrated. Near fine in a slightly used dust jacket. The classic biography of Nathanael West. Noel Young's publishing company, Capra Press, published several works by and about Henry Miller, including Henry Miller's Book of Friends, Sextet: On Turning Eighty, Reflections on the Death of Mishima, First Impressions of Greece, Water Reglitterized, and The World of Lawrence. A Passionate Appreciation. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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15 MCKUEN, ROD Celebrations of the Heart
New York Cheval Books / Simon & Schuster 1975 
First Edition. One of an edition limited to 1000 specially bound copies signed by the author Rod McKuen. Illustrated by Anthony Goldschmidt. Fine bright as new copy enclosed in the original publisher's slipcase. A collection of poetry. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 MEREZHKOVSKY, DMITIRI, BERNARD GUILBERT GUERNEY (TR.), (LEONARDO DA VINCI) The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci by Dmitri Merezhkovsky. Translated from the Russian by Bernard Guilbert Guenrey
New York Signet 1964 
First Edition - Thus. Signed and inscribed by the author / translator Bernard Guilbert Guenrey to his publisher: “To Kurt Enoch, Editor, with the best wishes of Bernard Guilbert Guenrey, reformed publisher, but inveterate as hack and incorrigible as [ ]. At the Sign of the Blue Fawn, [ ], 1964”. With a small drawing to the right in red ink of a man wearing glasses, smoking a pipe, with a steaming cup just below. Paperbound. A novel about the dramatic life of Leonardo da Vinci. 658 pages with 5 pages of Translator's Notes. Very good fine bright copy with minor handling and edge wear. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #Q2482 
Price: 60.00 USD
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17 MILLER, MAX Holladay Street
New York Signet Books 1962 
First Edition - Paperback Original. Signed by the author Max Miller to his publisher: “May 12, 1962, For Kurt Enoch - Good luck to you and keep the book presses rolling. We need both them and you, Max Miller, La Jolla, California.” Near fine copy with some minor handling. From the front cover: “The incredible but true story of Colorado's sporting ladies whose easy virtue won them fame and fortune in the most infamous red-light district of the Golden West. With 8 pages of photographs.” From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #P2082 
Price: 55.00 USD
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18 SMITH, PATTI Just Kids
New York Ecco / HarperCollins 2010 
First Edition. Signed by the author / musician / artist Patti Smith. Illustrated. As new in dust jacket. A magnificent look back at the world of art, music, poetry, and life that was the New York cultural scene of the 60s and 70s - as viewed through the lens of the relationship between Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. What better way to frame that singularly pivotal time and place? It's all there - Coney Island, 42nd Street, Max's Kansas City, Andy Warhol, rock and roll, the Chelsea Hotel, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Sam Shepard, CBGB's, the Gotham Book Mart, the rise of punk music, pop and radical art, and more. Patti Smith writes of Robert Mapplethorpe: “Much has been said about Robert, and more will be added. Young men will adopt his gait. Young girls will wear white dresses and mourn his curls. He will be condemned and adored. His excesses damned or romanticized. In the end, truth will be found in his work, the corporeal body of the artist. It will not fall away. Man cannot judge it. For art sings of God, and ultimately belongs to him.” Smith's published work includes Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, and Auguries of Innocence. Her album Horses with Mapplethorpe's stunning portrait of her on its cover has been heralded among the top 100 albums of all time, and she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 SMITH, PATTI Strange Messenger. The Work of Patti Smith
Pittsburgh, PA The Andy Warhol Museum 2002 
First Edition. Paperbound. Signed by the author / musician / artist Patti Smith. With essays by David Greenberg and John W. Smith. An illustrated catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of drawings and art work by Patti Smith. Fine copy in printed wrappers. Includes sections written by Patti Smith and illustrated with her silk screens, entitled ‘Twin Death' and ‘Babelfield' which explore the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2002. Provocative and moving. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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20 STEADMAN, RALPH [HUNTER S. THOMPSON] The Joke's Over. Bruised Memories: Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson, and Me. Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
New York Harcourt 2006 
First Edition - American. Signed by the author, Ralph Steadman, and dated 2006 with drawing by Steadman. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An illustrated portrait of the unique and often hilarious relationship between Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson, chronicling various personal, political, and social escapades. From the foreword by Kurt Vonnegut: “Let it be noted: like so many marriages of strong partners who are good for each other, Ralph's and Hunter's was a love-hate relationship. But, as Ralph takes pains to say in this good book, it was mostly love.” 
Price: 550.00 USD
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