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UPDATED:  September 1, 2015

Following is just a sample of the many first editions and signed books that we have. We also have  several autographed items, including cards or letters signed by Pablo Casals, Douglas fairbanks, Jr., Eugene Ormandy, jerome Hines, Mary Pickford, Leontyne Price, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Van Cliburn. For more details contact us at 607-538-9080 or whabooks@stny.rr.com.




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Life on the Mississippi; Mark Twain. Boston; Osgood, 1883. Three-quarter leather with marbled endpapers. True 1st edition, 1st state, with tail piece on page 441 with flames and picture of Mark Twain and page 443 with caption "St. Louis Hotel" With over 300 illustrations. $350.00.  SOLD


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 Rebecca; Daphne du Maurier.  Doubleday, 1938, stated 1st edition.  Unclipped dust jacket with tears (see photograph).  This  book is not signed.  $500.


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Blue Plate Special by Damon Runyon.  Ferderick Stokes, 1934.  1st edition, 1st printing.  No dust jacket.  $500.

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So Big by Edna Ferber.  Doubleday, Page, 1924.  Stated 1st edition.  No dust jacket.  


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Small Beer; Ludwig Bemelmans; Viking, 1939.  "One Hundred and Seventy-Five copies of the first edition have been specially bound with an original illustration in color.  This is copy Number 152."  Book comes in slip case.  $450.00  SOLD



 DUNE, Frank Herbert, is a stated 1st edition with an unclipped dust jacket.  There is a 2-3 inch tear in the DJ ) and there is black marker on the top edge.  We have been advised that the DJ is  a 1st state DJ.   Please call for additional details or pictures.  Price:  $500.00. SOLD

Cather, Willa; O Pioneer! We have 2 versions of this book.  We have a 1st edition 1st printing, Houghton Mifflin, 1913, no dust jacket, for $495;  and we have a 1st edition but not a 1st printing, with no dust jacket, for $350.

Cather, Willa; Obscure Destinies: Three New Stories of the West; New York, Knopf, 1932. 1st edition in price-clipped dust jacket. $125.

Compton-Burnett, Ivy; Dolores; London & Edinburgh, Wm. Blackwood and Sons, 1911. 1st edition, 1st printing of the author’s first novel; only 1400 copies printed. No dust jacket; blue cloth with gold lettering; spine lettering faded. $800.

McMurtry, Larry; Lonesome Dove; New York, Simon & Schuster, 1885. 1st edition, 1st state in an unclipped dust jacket. $100.  SOLD

Morrison, Toni; Jazz; New York, Knopf, 1992. 1st trade edition in unclipped dust jacket. $95.

Oates, Joyce Carol; With Shuddering Fall; New York, Vanguard Press, 1964. Unclipped dust jacket. $95.

Walker, Alice; Possessing the Secret Joy; New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. 1st edition in unclipped dust jacket. $30.

Welty, Eudora; The Golden Apples; New York, Harcourt Brace, 1949. In an unclipped duct jacket. $100.

Welty, Eudora; Delta Wedding; New York, Harcourt Brace, 1946. 1st edition in unclipped dust jacket. $95.





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Stephen Vincent Benet. Garden City; Doubleday, Doran, 1928. 1st Edition, Limited Edition of 201, this being Number 66 and signed by Stephen Vincent Benet. Beige cloth, brown slip case. $200.00.  SOLD


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Home to India; Santha Rama Rau.Harper & Brothers, 1945.  Signed by the author.  Book and dust jacket in good condition.  $150.00.  SOLD


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On Forsyte Change by John Galsworthy.  Scribners, 1930.  Signed and with Dust Jacket.  With Scribner's insignia on copyright page and no editions or printings noted. $200.

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The Chronicle of Clemendy.  Signed edition, limited to 100 copies.  Also has a collectible bookplate.  $300.

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The Street of the Islands.  Stark Young.  Scribner, 1930.  1st edition with Scribner's "A" on copyright page.  Dust jacket.  Signed by Stark Young.  $125.00

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The Three Sisters; Anton Chekhov.  Translated by Stark Young and inscribed by Stark Young in 1941. Soft cover, Samuel French, 1941. $50.00


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Mildred Pierce, 1st edition (stated on copyright page).  Unclipped dust jacket with $2.50 price.  Dust jacket has a tear on the front and a piece missing at the top of the spine (see photographs).  Signed on front free endpaper by James M. Cain.  $1,000.  SOLD


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J R by William Gaddis.  Uncorrected proof copy signed by Gaddis.  Rare.  $500.  SOLD

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First Impressions of Greece; Henry Miller. Limited edition of 250 signed by Miller.  $150.  We have several other 1sts signed by Miller.  SOLD


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Haroun and The Sea of Stories; Salman Rushdie. Limited edition of 251 (copy no. 143) and signed by Rushdie.  $250 SOLD.  We have several other books signed by Rushdie, including a paperback copy of Satanic Verses(Satanic Verses SOLD).

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Death Likes it Hot; Edgar Box (Gore Vidal).  Heinemann, 1979.  Signed by Box/Vidal.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $65.  SOLD


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Indignation Philip Roth.  1st edition, signed by Roth.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $50.

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On Chesil Beach; Ian McEwan.  Limited edition in slipcase,  1194 of 1200 copies signed by McEwan.  $150,   SOLD

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The Muses Are Heard;  Truman Capote.  Random House.  Stated First Printing.  Unclipped dust jacket. $100.  This book is not signed.


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The Mission Song;  John LeCarre.  Signed limited edition of 500.  Book and slipcase still in shrink warp.  $125.   SOLD

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Hawaii; James A. Michener.  "This first edition of HAWAII is limited to four hundred copies signed by the author."  This is copy 183.  Acetate cover on book, which comes in a slipcase.  $650.  SOLD

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Caribbean; James A. Michener.  Stated 1st edition with signed bookplate of Michener.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $110.

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Mexico; James A. Michener.  Stated 1st edition with signed bookplate of Michener.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $110.

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Caravans; James A. Michener.  Stated 1st printing signed by Michener on front free endpaper.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $150.

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Losing Battles; Eudora Welty.  Signed by Welty.  Unclipped dust jacket.  $150.

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The Leaning Tower and Other Stories; Katherine Anne Porter.  Signed by Porter and dated 9th May 1958.  Price clipped dust jacket.  $200.  SOLD


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Servant of the Bones;  Anne Rice. "Of this first edition of Servant of the Bones four hundred twenty-five numbered, fifty deluxe & twenty-six lettered copies, all specially bound, have been signed by the author.  This is letter F."  Signed by Anne Rice and Stan Rice, cover artist.  Slipcase and book.  $195.  

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The Bone Setter's Daughter; Amy Tan.  Signed limited edition of 200.  Book in slipcase still in shrink wrap.  $150.  SOLD

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In the Land of Dreamy Dreams;  Ellen Gilchrist.  University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1981.  Signed by Gilchrist.  Unpriced and unclipped dust jacket.  $150.  SOLD


Fantastic Voyage II:  Destination Brain; New York, Doubleday, 1987.  1st edition and signed by Isaac Asimov.  Dust jacket fine on the outside but stained on the inside.  Book in good condition.  $150.  SOLD

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Marshall, Paule; Praisesong for the Widow; New York, Putnam, 1983. In unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author. $50.

Michener, James; Tales of the South Pacific; New York, Macmillan, 1977.  26th printing. Dust jacket.   Signed by Michener.  $195

Michener, James; Return to Paradise; New York, Random House, 1951. No dust jacket. Inscribed "To Mary & William Blood with warm best wishes to a pair of good neighbors . . . the first a WAVE. Jim Michener USNR. Ret." $100.  

O’Brien, Edna; The Lonely Girl; New York, Random House, 1965. 1st edition, in unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author. $75.

Oates, Joyce Carol; By The North Gate; New York, Vanguard Press, 1963. Unclipped dust jacket. 1st edition of her first book. Signed by Oates. $150.

Reed, Ishmael; Yellow Back Radio Broke Down; London, Allison Busby, 1969.  Unclipped dust jacket.  Inscribed by the author.  $45.

Reed, Ishmael; The Last Days of Louisiana Red; New York, Random House.  1st edition in unclipped dust jacket.  Inscribed by the author.  $45. 

Sontag, Susan; Death Kit; New York, Farrar Straus & Grioux, 1967. 1st edition, 1st printing in unclipped dust jacket. Signed by Sontag. $75. SOLD   

Valenzuela, Luis; Clara; New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. 1st english translation in unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author "To David with best wishes." $100.