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John Dough and the Cherub, Baum, L. Frank, John R. Neill (Illustrator)
1 Baum, L. Frank, John R. Neill (Illustrator) John Dough and the Cherub
Chicago: Reilly & Britton 1906 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Second printing in Binding A ("cage" for "cave" corrected on p. 275, "The Reilly & / Britton Co." on spine, illustration stamped on rear cover). No contest blank (stub present). Illustrated throughout in color and b/w; color pictorial endpapers. A very good copy with some soiling to the boards, a little wear to John's coat on the spine; hinges look to have been repaired (front hinge very neatly, rear less so). A solid, very nice early copy with "Xmas 1906" pencilled on the flyleaf. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz, Bienvenue, Paul R., with Robert E. Schmidt; Foreword by Robert A. Baum
2 Bienvenue, Paul R., with Robert E. Schmidt; Foreword by Robert A. Baum The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz
El Segundo, CA March Hare Books 2009 0615247253 / 978-0615247250 First edition, first printing Clothbound hardcover New New 
THIS DEFINITIVE IDENTIFICATION GUIDE examines all of Baumís published book-length works with unprecedented simplicity and clarity. Also included are the Oz books of his five "official" successors, plus other important related volumes, covering over 150 titles in toto! Color plate locations, changes in advertisements, and other tell-tale points are covered for all major printings, not just first editions; many variants are described for the first time anywhere. Essays introduce each book, discussing its history and including such supporting information as excerpts from Baumís letters, contemporary critical reviews, and original advertising and related ephemera. Historical photographs of the major participants, rare artifacts, and original artwork are included to help place the books in the context of their times. 408 pages; over 420 photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, including nearly 350 photographs in full color. Highest quality binding and manufacture: art-book grade coated paper; linen-covered boards and round-backed spine stamped in gilt, reinforced sewing for extra strength; full-color, French-fold dust jacket on laminated stock. FOREWORD BY ROBERT A. BAUM. Praise from Peter E. Hanff, coauthor of Bibliographia Oziana, and Michael O. Riley, author of Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum. IDEAL FOR COLLECTORS, DEALERS, AND CATALOGUERS! 
Price: 56.50 USD
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3 Block, Lawrence Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers
NY: Priam Books / Arbor House 1981 0877953937 / 9780877953937 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + None Issued Signed by Author
First printing of this trade softcover original, with a complete number line as called for. SIGNED and inscribed by Block on the title page ("For ....., Enjoy!") A Very Good + or better copy, with some foxing to the top of the text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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R. Crumb Checklist of Works and Criticism, Fiene, Donald M.
4 Fiene, Donald M. R. Crumb Checklist of Works and Criticism
Cambridge, MA: Boatner Norton Press 1981 0960665404 / 9780960665402 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First edition, DJ. One of a very small number of hardcovers issued. Illustrated with Crumb drawings, many previously unpublished; includes a 4-page color spread. Full indexes covering every aspect of Crumb to date: his complete published works, periodicals, comic books, fanzines, tabloids, books, translations and foreign publications. Chapters cover anthologies containing Crumb's work for American Greetings Corp., juvenalia, shows and exhibitions, records and record covers, as well as graphics of, writings about, and reviews of his work. Pages have the inevitable toning; tiny nick to jacket, else a very fine copy in very fine dust jacket, truly in exceptional condition. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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5 Lawson, Robert; Jones, Helen L. Robert Lawson, Illustrator: A Selection of His Characteristic Illustrations
Boston: Little, Brown 1972 0316472816 / 9780316472814 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Good + 
First edition. Hardcover in DJ, fully illustrated. A marvelous pictorial overview of this beloved children's illustrator. A near fine copy (slight bowing to cover) in a good + dust jacket with some edgewear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 Muller, Marcia, and Bill Pronzini Chapter and Hearse: Suspense Stories About the World of Books
NY: Morrow 1985 0688041841 / 9780688041847 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Stated first edition, but no price on dj. Clothbound. Sixteen short stories for bibliophile. Includes works by Lawrence Block, Robert Bloch, Cornell Woolrich, Shirley Jackson, August Dereleth, and many others. Fine in a near fine dust jacket 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Reading Is Fundamental Staff; Foreword By Leonard S. Marcus The Art of Reading : Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 50th Anniversary
NY: Dutton Books 2005 0525474846 / 9780525474845 First Edition Decorative Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Illustrators
First printing, with complete number line. Large format hardcover, fully illustrated in color. SIGNED BY FOURTEEN OF THE CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS!!! Those who have AUTOGRAPHED the book include Paul O. Zelinsky, Susan Jeffers (with small sketch), Richard Egielski, Peter Sis, Robert Sabuda, Steven Kellogg, Pat Cummings, Jerry Pinkney, Dan Yaccarino, Raul Colon, David McPhail, Tony DiTerlizzi, Chris Raschka, and Bryan Collier; also signed by Leonard Marcus (foreword) and Carol Rasco (President and CEO of RIF). Forty of today's finest illustrators reimagine the books that most influenced them as children. An exceptional copy! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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8 Reed, Peter J. And Mark Leeds, Eds. (Kurt Vonnegut) The Vonnegut Chronicles: Interviews and Essays
Westport, CT: Greenwood Press 1996 0313297193 / 9780313297199 First Edition Hard Cover Fine None Issued 
First printing. Very uncommon critical appreciation. This copy was issued to the Library of Congress for registration of copyright, and has their stamp and bar code; NO exerior markings, NO signs of wear. A very fine copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 van Rjndt, Philippe The Tetramachus Collection
NY: Putnam 1976 0399117814 / 9780399117817 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
First edition. Author's first book, a biblio-thriller involving the theft of a leatherbound volume detailing the Catholic Church's collaboration with the Nazis during WWII. Light stain on the bottom edge near the spine, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light corner rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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