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Born In A Bookshop Chapters from the Chicago Renascence, Starrett, Vincent (Charles Vincent Emerson)
21 Starrett, Vincent (Charles Vincent Emerson) Born In A Bookshop Chapters from the Chicago Renascence
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1965 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block has light, but noticeable foxing. The price-clipped dust jacket has some light edge wear, along with a couple of smallish semi-closed edge tears. There is light, but noticeable toning to the front panel, along with foxing to both front spine joint and bottom front edge. This copy includes a laid-in handwritten letter from the author, dated Dec. 1, 1970, along with a signed return envelope. "Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett was born above his grandfather's bookshop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father moved the family to Chicago in 1889 where Starrett attended John Marshall High School. Starrett landed a job as a cub reporter with the Chicago Inter-Ocean in 1905. When that paper folded, two years later, he began working for the Chicago Daily News as a crime reporter, a feature writer and finally a war correspondent in Mexico from 1914 to 1915. Starrett turned to writing mystery and supernatural fiction for the pulp magazines during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1920, he wrote a Sherlock Holmes pastiche entitled The Adventure of the Unique 'Hamlet'; Starrett on at least one occasion said that the press-run was 100 copies, but on others he said that it was 200 copies. The plan was to have half the press-run with the imprint of bookseller Walter M. Hill, and half with Starrett's imprint; the printer misunderstood the instructions and only 10 have Starrett's imprint." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 85.00 USD
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An Occupation for Gentlemen, Warburg, Fredric
22 Warburg, Fredric An Occupation for Gentlemen
Boston, MA Houghton Mifflin Company 1960 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but has a couple of edge tears and some light ground-in dirt and beginning toning. "It was an explosion of this knowledge which led Fredric Warbug to found a new publishing firm after thirteen years of working for others." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator Reference Book, Price Guide & Collector's Checklist, Welch, Naomi (edited by Kim Zeigler)
23 Welch, Naomi (edited by Kim Zeigler) The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator Reference Book, Price Guide & Collector's Checklist
La Selva Beach, CA Images of the Past 1999 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine Illustrated by Tony Grant 
Color Photographs; This book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Harrison Fisher was born on July 27, 1877, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a third generation artist; his grandfather, Felix Xiver Fisher, and father, Hugo Antone Fisher, were both artists." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Romance Of Great Books And Their Authors, Winterich, John T.
24 Winterich, John T. The Romance Of Great Books And Their Authors
New York Halcyon House 1929 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
B&W Illustrations; Signed edition. First Edition Thus. Published previously as Books and the Man. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. There is some beginning toning / fading to the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. "John Tracy Winterich (18911970) was Managing Editor of Stars & Stripes, a prolific contributor of articles to many journals and a prominent American bibliophile in the first half of the twentieth century. In the 1930s he was editor of The Colophon. He was a contributor to the innovative New York newspaper PM." "John Tracy Winterich (18911970) was born in Middletown, CT on May 25, 1891. He grew up in Providence, RI and graduated from Brown University in 1912. He was Managing Editor of Stars & Stripes, a prolific contributor of articles to many journals and a prominent American bibliophile in the first half of the twentieth century. He was best known as a contributing editor of the Saturday Review, a position he had held since 1946, after a brief stint as managing editor. While working for Saturday Review he was the original author of "The Criminal Record", a weekly column in which crime and detective fiction was reviewed by Winterich under his pseudonym "Sergeant Cuff", taken from the detective in Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Loud Literary Lamas of New York, Woodford, Jack
25 Woodford, Jack The Loud Literary Lamas of New York
New York Vantage Press 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears. "The Loud Literary Lamas of New York throws a hydrogen bomb into the laps of the publishing top brass. It points out, with chapter and verse, how talented writers, turned down by the publishing fraternity, had to publish their own work in order to reach the public." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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