Author's First Book

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Banners, Babette Deutsch
1 Babette Deutsch Banners
New York George H. Doran 1919 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ Signed by Author(s)
Ms. Deutsch's first book. Small fraying at the top of the spine. Uniform mild fading of the boards. Square, clean, crisp, and tight. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Forest Lovers, Hewlett, Maurice
2 Hewlett, Maurice The Forest Lovers
London Macmillan & Co. 1898 1st Edition Half-Leather Near Fine No Jacket Book Signed Maurice Hewlett
'The Forest Lovers' is set in France during the Romantic era, and the experiences of Prosper le Gai in the mysterious forest of Morgraunt. Prosper is a happy-go-lucky guy intent only upon adventure. A confirmed bachelor, happenstance suddenly compels him to marry a poor servant-girl in order to rescue her from being hanged as a witch, or handed over to a false monk. In the end his wife, Isoult la Desireé, proves to be the long-lost daughter of the Countess Isabel, Countess of Hauterive and Lady of Morgraunt. The motive of the story is the triumphant progress of Isoult's love for her knight and lord. The book is well named, as the mysterious enchantment of the forest plays an important part in this medieval romance, and the author has succeeded in combining real human interest with his fantastic setting. The spirit of the allegory pervades the work and evokes the atmosphere of some of Wagner's operas. Tipped in signed letter to publisher G.B. Burgin, concerning author, Israel Zangwill. First edition copy rebound by Riviere in dark green Morocco and cloth. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Brave Bulls, Lea, Tom
3 Lea, Tom The Brave Bulls
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1949 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book Tom Lea Signed by Tom Lea
Author's first book. Basis for the 1951 film directed by Robert Rossen. Starring Mel Ferrer , Anthony Quinn [more]. A gripping story, told in spare language. "This is Bullfighting from the inside, the way it looks to the people who make it a profession, and not even Ernest Hemingway at his best has ever done a better job of getting the whole thing on paper" (The NY Times) Offsetting on the verso of the ffe & half title page, else near fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Naked And The Dead, MAILER, NORMAN
4 MAILER, NORMAN The Naked And The Dead
New York Rinehart 1948 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 
If your mind is an automobile then make it a four-wheel drive and buckle up for a long road trip up dangerous crevasses and into the lives of an Army unit invading an island in the Pacific. The story moves from beach landing to mopping up, months later. Every character is developed in such detail that you wonder how one man could pull off so many individual psychologies so well. Just like the tortuous slog up the mountain by the recon squad, at times the book feels like a mountain whose peak seems unattainable. Reading page after page of the utter exhaustion felt by the squad members as they haul an injured fellow soldier down a mountain and though a jungle has the effect of you being there with them;, salt streaks on the stiff utilities, jungle sun beating down on your neck, iron and bile in your throat. So yes, sometimes it's tortuous, but by the time the final attack starts and the recon patrol is clinging to the edge of a mountain for their lives, it's definitely worth it. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Naked And The Dead, Norman Mailer
5 Norman Mailer The Naked And The Dead
New York Rinehart 1948 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book Signed by Norman Mailer

Price: 375.00 USD
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