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Fiction - American Authors

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A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath, Allen, James Lane
1 Allen, James Lane A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath
London Macmillan 1909 Hard Cover Good AEG No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Thomson, Hugh 
Gilt title with ornate gilt front board of birds and foliage on blue cloth boards which are clean with some wear to head of spine and fading to spine. Internally there is a contemporary name and date to front endpaper else very clean, tight and unmarked. All edges gilt. 48 illustrations by Hugh Thomson. xxxii + 286 pages. The American author (1849-1925) was a novelist and short story writer whose work often depicted the culture and dialects of his native Kentucky. 
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A Century of Gay Erotica, Andros, Phil; Delany, Samuel R.; Preston, John; Townsend, Larry and Travis, Aaron
2 Andros, Phil; Delany, Samuel R.; Preston, John; Townsend, Larry and Travis, Aaron A Century of Gay Erotica
New Jersey Masquerade 1998 0785808906 / 9780785808909 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. History will remember our century as one in which gay men and lesbians became visible, insisting upon equal rights and public acceptance. Part of that acceptance has included recognizing their lives as sexual men and women. A Century of Gay Erotica is a testimonial to the extraordinary erotic imagination of gay writers in this century: Samuel R. Delany, John Preston, Aaron Travis, and Larry Townsend. How do men together define their unique experience of desire? What are the farthest reaches of endurance and lust? Classics sit side-by-side with brilliant contemporary stories in a collection focused on the romantic extremes of male power and passion. 
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A Cigarette-Maker's Romance, Crawford, F. Marion
3 Crawford, F. Marion A Cigarette-Maker's Romance
London Macmillan 1891 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title and gilt publisher's monogram on blue cloth boards which are very clean and with just a touch of wear to spine head and tail. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. 265 pages and 55 page publisher's catalogue dated August 1891. The American author, Francis Marion Crawford's (1854 -1909) novel of a woman who falls in love with a man she works with in a cigarette making shop who tells her that he is a Russian Count fallen on hard times but he is not believed, however he is the Count Skariatine. A nice clean Victorian copy of the work. 
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The Man Who Wrote Dirty Books, Dresner, Hal
4 Dresner, Hal The Man Who Wrote Dirty Books
London W.H. Allen 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age toning to endpapers) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First British edition. 192 pages. A professional writer of dirty books includes in one of his epics an imaginary character called Bibbsy Dibbs. There exists, unbelievably, a real Barbara (Bibbsy) Dibbs, who fits the description of her fictional namesake.. The girl's father, a retired naval commander, institutes proceedings for libel. The book is in the form of a series of lunatic letters, the most amusing being between the writer and his publisher. The commander might well be one of Henry Cecil's vexatious litigants; and the pornographer reminds one irresistibly of Groucho Marx at his most insulting. This is not a dirty book - but an excruciatingly funny one. 
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The Furnished Room and Other Stories, Henry, O
5 Henry, O The Furnished Room and Other Stories
London Hodder and Stoughton 1974 0340179465 / 9780340179468 First Thus Hard Cover Fine Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with complete dustjacket which has a repaired closed tear to top and a little wear. The American author (1862-1910) was a master of the short story with surprise endings who wrote about the lives of ordinary people in New York. He was born William Sydney Porter but used the pseudonym O. Henry for all his work. This collection comprises 61 short stories. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Over The Teacups, Holmes, Oliver Wendell
6 Holmes, Oliver Wendell Over The Teacups
London Sampson Low,Marston,Searle & Rivington 1891 Hard Cover Good TEG No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt title and gilt motifs of teapot and cups and saucers on bevelled blue boards. Some light wear to boards but gilt still bright. Top edge gilt. Internally there is a contemporary signature to front endpaper and date Christmas 1899. Fruit and leaves decorated endpapers and some light foxing to some early pages. Second edition. Publisher's catalogue dated October,1890 bound in at rear. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Rogues of San Francisco, Lee, Bill    (editedby)
7 Lee, Bill (editedby) Rogues of San Francisco
San Francisco GlB 1993 1879194155 / 9781879194151 First Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy. vi + 228 pages. #3 of Rogues Series. Rogues of San Francisco is a collection of 16 Gay stories. PLEASE NOTE : SEXUALLY EXPLICIT 
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The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder, Miller, Henry
8 Miller, Henry The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder
London Village Press 1973 Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Miller, Henry 
A near Fine copy which has just a touch of fading to front, internally Fine. 49 pages. First published in 1948. This is the story of Auguste, a famous clown who could make people laugh but who sought to impart to his audiences a lasting joy. It is a modern parable and like all good parables it can have as many interpretations. It has the magic of mystery, for which each reader must find his own clues and supply his own solution. 
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Hollywood's Silent Closet, Porter, Darwin
9 Porter, Darwin Hollywood's Silent Closet
New York The Georgia Literary Society 2001 0966803027 / 9780966803020 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy which has rippling to the font plastic coating (manufacturing production fault). A large format volume of 745 pages. The novel centres on Durango Jones, a young man from Kansas that arrives in Hollywood in 1919 in the hope of becoming a star. He meets some of the biggest stars of the era and relates his very personal experiences and wild adventures to us. While this book is a novel with many of the incidents and dialogue sounding fictional, many of the events mentioned have been proven to be true. The silent movie stars are the real ones and their sexual proclivities and perversions are covered. Stars in the book are Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, John Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Douglas Fairbanks, Marion Davies, William Randolph Hearst, Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson and many others. A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BOOK. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.38 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe, Harriet Beecher
10 Stowe, Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom's Cabin
Geneva Edito-Service First Thus Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title and decoration to spine on dark green leatherette spine with ornate gold decoration on mustard coloured leatherette boards. A Fine unmarked copy. Yellow page marker bound in. Uniform with Books That Have Changed Man's Thinking Series. With an introduction and appreciation by Kenneth Allsop. Portrait frontispiece and 21 illustrations. Not dated but circa late 1960's / early 1970's. 
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The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, Williams, Tennessee
11 Williams, Tennessee The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
London Secker and Warburg 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which is not price clipped. 94 pages. The setting for Tennessee Williams play is the South of France villa of an ageing actress who is writing her memoirs. The plot deals with her last infatuation - for the young stranger who begs a night's lodging with unexpected consequences. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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