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First issue. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. The story of two migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California. Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a bindlestiff in the 1920s. The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which read:"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley" (The best laid schemes of mice and men / often go awry). Basis for the Lewis Milestone directed big screen film (1940) that starred Lon Chaney, Jr, Burgess Meredith and Betty Field. GP A8A
OF MICE AND MEN.
Steinbeck, John
New York: Covici-Friede, 1937.
Price: $5,000.00
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THE MOON IS DOWN.
Steinbeck, John
New York: Viking Press, 1942.
Price: $4,500.00
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CANNERY ROW.
Steinbeck, John
New York: Viking Press, 1945.
Price: $4,500.00
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THE VIKING PORTABLE LIBRARY STEINBECK. Selected By Pascal Covici
Steinbeck, John
New York: Viking Press, 1943.
Price: $3,750.00
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One of only 26 lettered copies, the deluxe issue, signed in full by Hunter S Thompson on the colophon page. A small book, 38pp, containing three pieces by the Doctor of Gonzo: Mescalito, Death of a Poet, and Screwjack. Bound in brown leather with gilt decoration (HST's monster), issued without dust jacket.
SCREWJACK.
Thompson, Hunter S
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1991.
Price: $2,500.00
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One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Ueda. Three soft-cover folios, with 20 sheets each (loose) with a lithograph on each page (60) presented in the original corrugated sleeve.  Ueda was a photographer from Tottori, Japan who combined surrealist compositional elements with realistic depiction. Uncommon title
POLAROID 35-mm Photo Album. 3 Volumes.
Ueda, Shoji
Tokyo: Self-Published, 1986.
Price: $1,350.00
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SCREWJACK.
Thompson, Hunter S
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1991.
Price: $1,250.00
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SCREWJACK.
Thompson, Hunter S
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1991.
Price: $950.00
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Signed by Robbins in green ink on the half-title page. His second, and most famous book. Basis for the big screen film (1993). Tells the tale of Sissy Hankshaw, a woman born with a mutation (she would not call it a defect) giving her enormously large thumbs. This novel is a transgressive romp, covering topics from homosexuality and free love to drug use and political rebellion to animal rights and body odor and religions. Sissy makes the most of her thumbs by becoming a hitchhiker.
EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES.
Robbins, Tom
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
Price: $850.00
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First edition of the author's second book. With a bookplate that is signed by O'Brien laid in. This poorly made book is actually a perfect bound hardback with the pages glued into the boards, as issued, a great copy of a poorly designed and manufactured book.
NORTHERN LIGHTS.
O'Brien, Tim
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1975.
Price: $750.00
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Author's first book. Laid in (loose) is a bookplate that has been signed by the author (HST, early bookplate Hunter made up on his computer then signed). In 1965, Carey McWilliams, editor of The Nation, offered Thompson the opportunity to write a story based on his experience with the California-based Hells Angels motorcycle club. After The Nation published the article (May 17, 1965), Thompson received several book offers and spent the next year living and riding with the Hell's Angels. The relationship broke down when the bikers concluded that Thompson was exploiting them for his personal gain. The gang demanded a share of the profits from his writings and after an argument at a party Thompson ended up with a savage beating, or "stomping" as the Angels referred to it. When this book was published "....Mr. Thompson was twenty-nine years old and was known as an avid reader, a relentless drinker and a fine hand with a .44 Magnum."
HELL'S ANGELS. The Strange And Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
Thompson, Hunter S
New York: Random House, (1967).
Price: $600.00
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First edition of the author's first book. Complete with the blue '$5.00 Consumer Rebate!' wrap-around band. An important debut, of not only the writer, but also the lead character, Harry Bosch. Crisp copy.
THE BLACK ECHO.
Connelly, Michael
Boston: Little Brown, 1992.
Price: $500.00
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This copy is boldly signed by Avedon on the title page. Folio. 162 images. In 1946, Avedon had set up his own studio and began providing images for magazines including Vogue and Life. He soon became the chief photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Avedon did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion photographs (showing no emotion), instead he showed models full of emotion, smiling, laughing and many times in action. In 1966 he left Harper's to work as a staff photographer for Vogue, he then proceeded to become the lead photographer there and shot most of the covers from 1973 (until 1988). Notable among his fashion advertisement photograph series are the recurring assignments for Gianni Versace (starting in 1980). He then started branching out, photographing mental patients, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam War protestors, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and, of course, his two famous shoots of The Beatles. Then the cowboys and miners. In short, Avedon was always interested in how portraiture captures the personality and soul of its subjects. Then he was being distinguished by the use of his large prints. He became a staff photographer for The New Yorker in 1992 and has won many awards for his work. He died in 2004, at 81.
PHOTOGRAPHS: 1947-1977
Avedon, Richard
New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1978.
Price: $500.00
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TRUST.
Ozick, Cynthia
New York: New American Library, 1966.
Price: $450.00
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This copy bears Murakami's inscription to the owner of Book Soup in West Hollywood; "To Glenn Goldman / Haruki Murakami", with the author's typical rubberstamp of Japanese characters below his name. A signed publisher's letter presenting the book is laid in.
DANCE DANCE DANCE. Translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Murakami, Haruki
Tokyo/New York: Kodansha International., 1994.
Price: $450.00
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JUMPERS. A Play.
Stoppard, Tom
London: Faber & Faber, (1972).
Price: $450.00
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LEGENDS OF THE FALL, REVENGE, THE MAN WHO GAVE UP HIS NAME. 3 Volumes
Harrison, Jim
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, (1979).
Price: $450.00
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This copy is signed by the author on the front endpaper and underneath his signature he has added the date, May 2, 1970.  A collection of eighty-five poems, Brautigan's sixth collection of poetry; his eighth poetry book publication published April 1, 1970. Cover photograph is of Beverly Allan taken by Edmund Shea in the panhandle of Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
ROMMEL DRIVES ON DEEP INTO EGYPT. Poems
Brautigan, Richard
New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, (1970).
Price: $450.00
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3 octavo volumes. First hardcover editions of the author's first book(s). Dust jacket illustrations also by Barker and each volume is signed by the author on the title page.
BOOKS OF BLOOD. Volumes 1-3
Barker, Clive
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, (1984).
Price: $400.00
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