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111. -. Another copy. Signed by the author "with sincerest appreciation." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
112. DAVIES, Robertson. Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (1967). The third of the Samuel Marchbanks books. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
113. DAVIES, Robertson. High Spirits. (NY/Markham): Penguin (1982). A paperback original, collecting eighteen years of Davies' annual readings of ghost stories. Edges acidifying; near fine in wrappers with one corner crease.
114. DAVIES, Robertson. The Lyre of Orpheus. (London): London Limited Editions (1988). A limited edition of the concluding book of the trilogy that began with The Rebel Angels. One of 150 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine in glassine dustwrapper with a crease on the rear panel.
115. DAVIES, Robertson. An Introduction to the Twenty-first Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair. (Toronto): (Coach House) (1993). Published in an edition of 2126 copies. Fine in stapled wrappers.
116. DEAN, Amber. The Devil Threw Dice. Garden City: Doubleday/Crime Club, 1954. Signed by the author. Edge-toning to pages; else fine in a near fine dust jacket with slight wear to the spine ends. Uncommon thus.
117. DEIGHTON, Len. Funeral in Berlin. London: Jonathan Cape (1964). His third book, a spy novel featuring the same main character as his first two, Horse Under Water and The Ipcress File. Fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
118. DEIGHTON, Len. An Expensive Place to Die. London: Jonathan Cape (1967). Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Laid in is the dossier of "top secret" documents delineating political events leading up to the start of the novel.
119. DEMILLE, Nelson. The Gold Coast. (NY): Warner (1990). The bestselling author's sixth thriller. Inscribed by the author "with kindest regards and thanks for the proofs." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.
120. DEXTER, Colin. The Secret of Annexe 3. London: Macmillan (1986). The seventh book in the acclaimed Inspector Morse series. Mildly edge-toned pages; else fine in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. Scarce thus.
121. DEXTER, Colin. The Way Through the Woods. NY: Crown (1992). The first American edition. An Inspector Morse novel,winner of the Gold Dagger Award for best mystery novel of the year. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
122. (Dial). The Dial, 17 Issues. (Scranton): Dial, 1923-1929. An incomplete run consisting of Volume LXXV, Nos. 4 and 5 (1923); Volume LXXVI, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6 (1924); Volume LXXVII, Nos. 1-5 (1924); Volume LXXVIII, Nos. 2, 5 (1925); Volume LXXIX Nos. 3, 4, 6 (1925); and Volume LXXXVI, No. 5. (1929). Condition is near fine to good: the May 1925 issue has detached covers, and several issues have had the tipped-in illustrations excised, some of which are laid into another issue. Contributors include Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, Feodor Dostoevsky, Jean Cocteau, Edmund Wilson, William Butler Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Jean Toomer, D.H. Lawrence and many others. Artwork by Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Cummings, Munch, Bonnard, Seurat, O'Keefe and others; Eliot's review of Ulysses is included in the November, 1923 issue. For all:
123. DICK, Philip K. The World Jones Made. NY: Ace (1956). The author's third book, a paperback original, being an Ace Double, with another novel bound back-to-back. This copy inscribed by the author to Tim Powers, "my fellow novelist." An excellent association -- Powers and Dick were very close during the last decade of Dick's life, even being roommates for a time, and Powers has, fittingly, twice won the science fiction award named after Dick -- the Philip K. Dick Award, given for the best science fiction novel published as a paperback original. Near fine in wrappers. Books signed by Dick are uncommon; good association copies are rare. Also, the Ace Doubles are notoriously prone to wear, and this is a very nice example of one.
124. DICK, Philip K. The Cosmic Puppets. NY: Ace (1957). Paperback original, bound back-to-back with Sargasso of Space, by Andrew North [i.e., Andre Norton]. Inscribed by the author to Tim Powers: "To Tim -/ with affection/ Philip K. Dick." Small corner crease on rear cover, otherwise this is a very near fine copy in wrappers and exceptionally scarce thus.
125. DICK, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? London: Rapp & Whiting (1969). The first British edition of one of Dick's most sought-after books, a nightmarish satire that was the basis for the movie Blade Runner and was included in David Pringle's selection of the 100 best science fiction novels (Dick's fifth title listed, the most of any author). Light offsetting to front flyleaf and mild splaying to front board; otherwise a fine copy in a near fine, slightly spine-sunned dust jacket with light edge wear. A nice copy of a scarce book.
126. DICK, Philip K. Confessions of a Crap Artist. (London): Magnum (1979). The first British edition, a paperback, of this mainstream novel that Dick wrote in 1959 but which was turned down for publication by Harcourt Brace, who asked him to rewrite it; it was first published in the U.S. by Entwhistle in 1975. The novel portrays the San Francisco of the Beat era, on the verge of entering the Sixties. Inscribed by the author to his best friend and fellow science fiction writer Tim Powers: "To Tim Powers -/ this is the only/ autographed UK/ edition copy/ Philip K. Dick." We do not know if it remains the only signed UK edition, but Dick died just three years later, and signed copies are likely to be uncommon. Pages slightly darkened with age, and bumped at the crown, but a near fine copy in wrappers. A remarkable rarity, perhaps unique, and an excellent association copy.
127. DICK, Philip K. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick. NY: Pantheon (2002). The uncorrected proof copy of this selection from among Dick's many short stories. Includes several well-known ones such as "Minority Report" (basis for the recent film) and "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" (basis of the film Total Recall) as well as a number of less well-known stories. Introduction by Jonathan Lethem. Fine in wrappers.
128. DICK, Philip K. Minority Report. NY: Pantheon Books (2002). The uncorrected proof copy of the first separate edition of this story, issued as a tie-in to the film release. A vertical proof, bound at the top edge with the text printed in a column. Fine.
129. DICKEY, James. The Enemy from Eden. Northridge: Lord John, 1978. Of a total edition of 301 copies, this is one of 275 numbered copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
130. DICKINSON, Peter. One Foot in the Grave. NY: Pantheon (1980). The first American edition of this mystery novel featuring Jimmy Pibble, the hero of Dickinson's first five books. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
131. DOSS, James D. The Shaman Sings. NY: St. Martin's (1994). His first book, which focuses on the Ute Indian tribe and its culture and traditions the way Tony Hillerman's books utilize the Navajo tribe for backdrop and cultural context. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
132. DOSS, James D. The Shaman Laughs. NY: St. Martin's (1995). The second mystery by the author of The Shaman Sings, featuring Ute Indian policeman Charlie Moon and Daisy Perika, an elderly Ute shaman. Signed by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
133. DUBUS, Andre. Separate Flights. Boston: Godine (1975). His second book, and the first collection of the short fiction for which he won a considerable reputation. Winner of a Boston Globe award for fiction. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with trace rubbing to the edges and the folds and one short edge tear.
134. DUBUS, Andre III. The Cage Keeper and Other Stories. NY: Dutton (1989). His first book, a well-received collection of stories. Dubus' book House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well as a selection of Oprah Winfrey's book club. Remainder stripe; else fine in a fine dust jacket.
135. DUNNING, John. Deadline. Huntington Beach: Cahill Publishing, 1995. The reissue of this novel, and the first U.S. hardcover edition. (The book was originally published in paperback in 1981, and a Gollancz hardcover was done in England.) Signed by the author, with a new introduction in which Dunning discusses the genesis of the book and the history of its original publication.
136. -. Same title, the publisher's archive. Included here are the typeset 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of Dunning's introduction (8 pp. of text plus the title and copyright pages); a shooting copy of the paperback; a black and white photo of Dunning for the back flap of the dust jacket; and a copy of The Torch Passes, second printing, signed by Dunning -- a copy of which was included with each of the 200 limited copies of Deadline. Also included is the original and controversial dust jacket art: an airbrush painting, 30" x 20", by Regan Mendenhall, in blood purples, reds, yellows and blacks, depicting the nude body of a young girl consumed in flame on the right (front) panel and an Amish twilight silhouette on the left (rear) panel. With the exception of the paperback, which was disassembled for shooting purposes, all elements are fine. A unique archive by the author of Booked to Die, among others.
137. DURRELL, Lawrence. On Seeming to Presume. London: Faber and Faber (1948). Light foxing to endpages; else fine in a near fine, price-clipped and spine-darkened dust jacket with internal tape-strengthening and tiny chips at the crown.
138. DURRELL, Lawrence. The Tree of Idleness. London: Faber and Faber (1955). Poetry by the author of The Alexandria Quartet. Offsetting to endpages; thus near fine in a near fine, spine-darkened dust jacket with one edge tear.
139. DURRELL, Lawrence. Mountolive. London: Faber and Faber (1958). The third volume in The Alexandria Quartet, by all accounts his magnum opus. Fine in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket.
140. -. Same title, the first U.S. edition (NY: Dutton, 1959). Very good in a very good, slightly short, dust jacket with a small stain on the rear panel. Signed by the author on the title page.
141. DURRELL, Lawrence. Clea. London: Faber and Faber (1960). The fourth book in The Alexandria Quartet. Fine in a near fine, mildly spine-sunned jacket.
142. DURRELL, Lawrence. The Black Book. NY: Dutton, 1960. Foxing to rear endpages; small abrasion front flyleaf; near fine in a near fine, mildly edge-rubbed dust jacket with an edge tear on the upper rear panel.
143. -. Another copy, this being a review copy, so stamped on the front flap. Near fine in very good dust jacket with several edge tears, a bit of paint on the front flap, and heavy rubbing on the spine.
144. DURRELL, Lawrence. An Irish Faustus. West Midlands: Delos Press (1987). First thus, a revised issue of Durrell's third play. A fine copy of the issue in wrappers, which was limited to 431 copies.
145. -. Same title, the limited edition. One of 75 numbered hardcover copies signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
146. DURRELL, Lawrence. Caesar's Vast Ghost. Aspects of Provence. NY: Arcade Publishing (1990). Quarto, heavily illustrated with photographs by Harry Peccinotti. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
147. DYLAN, Bob. Lyrics 1962-1985. NY: Knopf, 1985. The first printing of the second edition of this book, which includes all of the contents of Writings and Drawings, originally published by Knopf in 1973, plus 120 new lyrics written since then. Signed by Bob Dylan. Dylan is notoriously reclusive and protective of his privacy, and authentic Dylan signatures are rare. This volume, having been prepared by the publisher and given to one of its sales reps, has impeccable provenance. A fine copy in illustrated boards, without dust jacket, as issued.
148. EGGERS, Dave. You Shall Know Our Velocity. (San Francisco/Brooklyn): (McSweeney's) (2002). The second book, first novel, by the editor of McSweeney's and author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. This is one of the "first trade editions," i.e., one of the 40,000 copies, of the 50,000 copy first printing, that do not state "First Edition" and were offered for sale in bookstores chosen by Eggers. The 10,000 copies that do state "First Edition" were only offered for sale at the McSweeney's website. Signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
149. ELKINS, Aaron. Old Bones. NY: Mysterious Press (1987). A mystery novel featuring Gideon Oliver. Winner of the Edgar Award for best novel of the year. Inscribed by the author "For ____ ____,/ Here's to a/ skeleton in every/ closet!/ Aaron Elkins," and dated May 12, 1988. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
150. ELKINS, Aaron. Curses! NY: Mysterious Press (1989). A Gideon Oliver mystery. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
151. ELLISON, Ralph. Shadow and Act. NY: Random House (1964). The second book by the author of the classic Invisible Man, by consensus the most important African-American novel of the 20th century. This is a collection of essays. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with tape shadows on the verso of the front panel.
152. ELLROY, James. The Black Dahlia. NY: Mysterious Press (1987). A Hollywood noir novel that focuses on the most notorious murder in Hollywood history. This copy is inscribed by the author in the month of publication: "To:/ ____ ____ -- / L.A. 1947 -- / It Bleeds./ James Ellroy." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
153. ELLROY, James. The Big Nowhere. NY: Mysterious Press (1988). Another Hollywood noir novel, this one set in 1950 and revolving around the Red Scare -- the fear of Communist infiltration of the film industry. Inscribed by the author in the month prior to publication. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
154. EVERSON, William. Renegade Christmas. Northridge: Lord John Press, 1984. Thin folio, poetry. Of a total edition of 151 copies, this is one of 125 numbered copies bound in quarter brown calf and wood-grained patterned paper over boards, signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.
155. -. Same title. One of 26 lettered copies bound in three quarter dark brown leather and wood patterned paper over boards, and signed by the author. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. A very attractive production.