Tom Lea - A Grizzly from the Coral Sea - SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION - SOLD

LEA, Tom. A Grizzly from the Coral Sea.

El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1944. Limited First Edition of 295 copies SIGNED by Lea. Presentation inscription on flyleaf by J.A.R. "Bob" Mosley to E.B. Stroud. Octavo (8.25" x 5.5"); [iv], 32p. Printed paper dustjacket over blue cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers. Jacket shows a 2" tear at top font along spine which has been repaired on the outside with tape, along with a few smaller tears along edges and some general light toning and smudging. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked. Not an ex-library copy.

Lengthy presentation inscription from J.A.R "Bob" Mosley, a friend of Hertzog's and author of The Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, which Hertzog printed in 1946, and who commissioned Hertzog to print a handful of Christmas greetings between 1946 and 1953. [Lowman 25b; with Mosley's work listed at 39 and variously from 295-312].


Dr. John Dee - Of Spirits and Apparitions - Facsimile - Antonine/Golden Dragon Press - SOLD

DEE, John. Of Spirits and Apparitions, or A True and Faithful Relation of John Dee and Some Spirits.

Falkirk and Portmeirion: The Antonine Press and Golden Dragon Press, 1974. Limited Facsimile Edition of the 1659 edition, signed by both publishers and numbered 382 of 1000 copies on limitation card attached to rear pastedown. Folio (13.25" x 8.75") in slipcase. Printed dustjacket over cloth-covered boards. Slipcase shows a good bit of rubbing/scuffing to face and spine, but no splits or bumps. Unclipped dustjacket toned at edges but crisp and clean with no chips or tears. Small book supplier sticker on front pastedown. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. 

Mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, political thinker, librarian, and occult philosopher, John Dee spent much of his time trying to communicate with angels and devils when he wasn't advising Queen Elizabeth or tutoring Sir Philip Sidney. One of the most significant figures in Alchemy and Hermetic Philosophy right at the time when Science and Magic each woke up frantic with the hunch it might be time to start seeing other people but kept trying to stick it out a bit longer, not quite ready for the "It's not you, it's me" conversation. Dee finished his life as Warden of Christ's College, Manchester and died sometime in 1608-1609. Presumably buried at the Church of St. Mary, Mortlake, because of course his gravestone and all parish records are missing.


Claes Oldenburg - Typewriter Eraser - Signed Limited Lithograph Print - $1,499.95

Limited Edition lithograph print of Typewriter Eraser, hand numbered #76 of 200 and signed by artist Claes Oldenburg. Print was recently acquired by our store from the estate sale of a well known local artist. The only other identical signed print found online at time of listing is  offered by an art gallery for $3,000. We are asking only half of that price and this piece is sure to slowly rise in value over time. 

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1640 - Ben Jonson - Catiline His Conspiracy - from the Second Folio - Richard Bishop, Printer - SOLD

Ben Jonson's Catiline His Conspiracy: A Tragedy from the Second Folio of Jonson's Complete Works published by Richard Bishop in London in 1640. Single play disbound from larger volume and rebound in paper wraps. Conforms to known printing errors between the First and Second Folio. Wraps show some rubbing/bumping along edges and some creasing to corners, with a small split to the back bottom hinge at tail of spine. Pages rippling bit. One page shows a clean, one inch tear at bottom, another shows a small spot, and a third a small inkstain in bottom margin, otherwise pages are clean with toning to edges and very occasional foxing. Binding is sound. Not ex-library.

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1672 Dutch Concordance - Abraham Trommius - Signed - 3 Vols. in Contemporary Vellum - $799.95

Three volume set of The Trommius--Abraham Trommius's Volkomene nederlandsche concordanti oft woord-register des ouden en nieuwen testaments, printed in 1672, 1685, and 1691, respectively.

For all volumes:  Boards are warping with rubbing/bumping to edges and corners and a good bit of soiling/smudging to vellum. Pages lightly rippled but unmarked. Bindings are sound.

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Larry McMurtry - In a Narrow Grave - First Edition, Second Printing in First State Dustjacket - $695

First Edition, Second Printing of Larry McMurtry's In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas in a First State dustjacket, published by the Encino Press in 1968 and conforming to all edition points: no edition statement or letter on copyright page, "skycrapers" misprint corrected on line 12 of page 105, dustjacket showing no price and with the "wtih" and "head" misprints in the fifth and final paragraphs, respectively. Unclipped dustjacket is clean and crisp with just some light rubbing to the top edges, but no chips, tears, or marks. Jacket also shows some light rubbing to top corner of front flap and a thin crease down spine, but is very nice overall and protected in a removable Brodart cover. Boards are clean and square with some very light scuffs. Previous owner's brief gift inscription on front free endpaper, obscured by flap. Thin crease showing down the very edge of page 105/106. Binding is solid and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy. 

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Little Machinery - Mary Liddell - 1926 First Edition - Modernist Children's Book - SOLD

First Edition of Mary Liddell's Little Machinery, published by Doubleday Page & Co. in 1926. Covers smudged, with some bumping/chipping to corners and rubbing along edges. Boards split down front joint and separated at spine, but back board is still holding. Christmas gift inscription from publication year on front free endpaper, and previous owner's name on back free endpaper. Title page has a one inch horizontal tear near top at gutter. Very light foxing and a few border smudges to one or two pages, but most are clean with vibrant colors. Opens easily between gatherings but binding is holding. Not an ex-library copy.

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Thomas Mann - Mario and the Magician - Signed First Edition - 1930, in Dustjacket - $850

Signed First Edition of Thomas Mann's Mario and the Magician, published in 1931 by Alfred A. Knopf. Book is signed without inscription by the author on front free endpaper. 1931 copyright with no subsequent printings listed. Unclipped dustjacket shows a small, clean tear at top near spine along with a good bit of scuffing to face and edges, smudging to back, and rubbing to top and bottom. Jacket is now protected in a removable Brodart cover (removed for photos). Boards show some darkening/soiling, with the front board starting to curve outward just a bit. Binding is solid and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy.

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The Spanish Heritage of the Southwest - Jose Cisneros, Francis Fugate, & Carl Hertzog - Signed By All - Color Plate - SOLD

FUGATE, Francis. The Spanish Heritage of the Southwest: Twelve Drawings by José Cisneros.

El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1952. Deluxe Edition. Folio (12.5" x 9.25"). Signed by Francis Fugate, Jose Cisneros, and Carl Hertzog. Original dustjacket over adobe block design boards. Of the 525 numbered copies, this is one of 50 printed on tan Ticonderoga Paper, one of a reported 24 with the first plate hand colored by Cisneros [Lowman, Printer at the Pass #78], and one of likely even fewer with the hand colored border on the frontis map. Dustjacket shows a clean 1/2 inch tear at top, as well as a few smaller tears along bottom edge. Back shows a 1.25" puncture near top and a smaller puncture near bottom at spine fold, as well as some light dampstaining along spine and some toning to the lower 1/4 of the back panel. Head and tail of spine are chipped. Boards are clean and square with only very light shelfwear. Pages have toned a bit, but are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

The initial release of Hertzog's Texas Western Press, with type hand-set by his students under his supervision. Lowman states nine copies with all drawings hand painted and bound in morocco, and 24 with just the first drawing colored. A 1983 William Reese catalog, however, mentions a letter from Hertzog stating that only one copy had all the plates hand colored, and that Lowman's description of the various bindings is incorrect. Regardless, this edition is the scarcest after the all-plates-colored copy.


Indian Depredations in Texas - John Wesley Wilbarger - 1889 First Edition - O. Henry illus. - SOLD

First Edition of John Wesley Wilbarger's Indian Depredations in Texas: Reliable Accounts of Battles, Wars, Adventures, Forays, Murders, Massacres, Etc., Etc., Together With Biographical Sketches of Many of the Most Noted Indian Fighters and Frontiersmen of Texas, published by Hutchings Printing House and sold by subscription only in 1889. First Edition with no additional printings listed. Three-quarter leather binding. Covers are darkened and scuffed, with rubbing and bumping along edges and at corners. Tugging to head and tail of spine with chipping to top of title strip. Previous owner's name lightly on flyleaf. A few dog-eared pages throughout. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy. 

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Roky Erickson - Openers - Signed First Edition - SOLD

Signed First Edition of Openers, a collection of poems by 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson, published by Pyramid Publishing Co. in Austin, Texas in 1972. Stated First Printing, 1972 with no additional printings listed. Signed "Roky Erickson & Evilhook Wildlife ET" with doodles on front free endpaper. No dedication or inscription. Bound in white cloth boards with gilded lettering and typeset in italicized capitals throughout. No dustjacket as issued. Boards show some scuffs and dents with a good bit of soiling and smudging, but gilded ornament on cover and lettering to spine are bright and clean. Light, sparse foxing to endpapers. Binding is solid and pages are unmarked.

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Radiohead - Pablo Honey CD - Signed By All - EMI 1993 - SOLD

1993 EMI CD of Radiohead's debut album Pablo Honey. Signed in black sharpie "Dearest Jay" from Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Johnny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Phil Selway on the front cover to previous owner. Small fingerprint smudge over Phil's signature. Item is in excellent condition all around and disc is scratch-free.

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H.P. Lovecraft - 3 Tales of Horror - First Edition - Arkham House 1967 Coye Illustrations - SOLD

First Edition of H.P. Lovecraft's 3 Tales of Horror with illustrations by Lee Brown Coye, published by Arkham House in 1967. First Edition, one of 1522 copies printed, with no reprints following. Unclipped dustjacket shows very light edgewear but no chips or tears, as well as some smudging to back from handling, but is nice overall and protected in a removable Brodart cover (removed for photos). Front pastedown shows some sticker residue, probably from a small name sticker, at top, otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. Not an ex-library copy.


Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 - Signed Third Printing - SOLD

Signed Third Printing of Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72, published by Straight Arrow Books in 1973. Stated Third Printing. Signed by Thompson without inscription on half title. Unclipped dustjacket shows a few small tears, some rubbing/creasing along edges and corners, and tugging to head and tail of spine, but is crisp and intact and protected in a removable Brodart cover. Boards are square. Binding is solid and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy.


Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas - 1892 - Leatherbound - SOLD

Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, published by The Lewis Publishing Company in Chicago in 1892. No additional printings listed. Rebound in black leather with five raised bands, gilded lettering and ornamentation to spine, and gilded page edges. Original leather "Lone Star State" front and back panels attached. Covers show a number of scuffs, gouges, and smudges, along with signs of shelfwear, but are sturdy and square overall and are now protected in a removable mylar jacket. Border repairs/reinforcement to initial and final pages, which are chipped around the edges. Some scuffs and soiling to endpapers. Pencil erasures to flyleaf, with large contemporary signature and date by previous owner on following blank page. First two pages of text bound in upside down. Following this, pages are clean, crisp, and unmarked, with just some light toning. Binding is holding soundly. Not a facsimile or ex-library copy.

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Virginia Woolf - A Room of One's Own - Signed First Edition - SOLD

Signed Limited First Edition of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, published by The Fountain Press of New York and The Hogarth Press of London in 1929. True First Edition, numbered 253 of 492 copies on colophon at back (numbers one through one hundred were reserved for sale in Great Britain). Signed by the author without inscription in purple ink on the half title. No dustjacket, as issued. Boards show light edgewear and minor curving, with a white scuff on back. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown with shadow opposite, as well as some oxidization along gutter from previously laid-in description slip. Stamp-sized bookplate attached on back pastedown at top near gutter. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. 

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Leeven en dood van Cornelis de Witt en Johan de Witt - Hoevens - 1705 - Vellum - SOLD

Emanuel van der Hoeven's Leeven en dood der doorlugtige heeren gebroeders Cornelis de Witt, Ruwaard van den Lande van Putten, enz. enz. en Johan de Witt, Raad Pensionaris van Holland en Westvriesland, enz. enz., printed by Jan ten Hoorn in Amsterdam in 1705. Boards are warping with rubbing/bumping to edges and corners, along with a good bit of soiling and smudging to vellum. Faded writing in a very old hand on front. Spine is chipped and punctured at head. Endpapers toned with some pencil writing and previous owner's name in pen at top of front free endpaper. Rear pastedown is starting to tear in a couple spots. Pages are toned and lightly foxed, with dampstaining to the top 1/4-1/2 and light rippling. Foldout engraving is cleanly torn about half way in from edge. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked.

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude - True First Edition - SOLD

True First Edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude in a first state dust jacket, published by Harper & Row in 1970. Stated First Edition with no number row on last leaf and with the exclamation point ending the first paragraph of dust jacket copy. Unclipped dust jacket shows a clean tear at top front with some small chips along edges and head/tail of spine. Some dampstaining to inside of jacket down spine and along bottom back which has not rippled and only barely shows through at bottom back. Jacket is now protected in a removable Brodart cover (removed for photos). Bottom back board shows shows some light rippling and dampstaining at corner, but again this does bleed through into book's interior. Spot to fore-edge. Boards are square. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy

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ZZ Top - Deguello LP - Signed by Gibbons, Hall, and Beard - 1979 Warner Brothers Pressing - SOLD

1979 US Warner Brothers Pressing of ZZ Top's Deguello LP. Catalog # HS 3361. Signed in black sharpie on front cover by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard.This does not come with a certificate of authenticity, but bears all signs of authenticity, and was purchased by our music store from a customer who had it signed in person. This would look great in a frame! 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back. 

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The Giver - Lois Lowry - Signed First Edition / First Printing - Newbery Award - SOLD

LOWRY, Lois. The Giver.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. First Edition, First Printing with full numberline. Original dustjacket over red cloth. Signed by the author without inscription on full title. Unclipped dustjacket shows a clean 1.5 inch vertical tear at top back down spine which has been repaired on the inside with tape, along with a few other small tears and some creasing along edges, with an old bookstore sticker at bottom of front flap. Boards show light edgewear and some bumping to corners, with a few light smudges/scuffs from handling. Smudge on fore-edge. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked. 

Young adult dystopian novel, winner of the 1994 Newberry Award, and one of both the most widely read and widely challenged books on school reading lists.