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CASUALS OF THE SEA: ML#195, [1ST], McFee, William: (Balloon Cloth, Kent Endpapers) ; Introduction by Christoper Morley.
1 CASUALS OF THE SEA: ML#195, [1ST] McFee, William: (Balloon Cloth, Kent Endpapers) ; Introduction by Christoper Morley.
Modern Library Edition 1931 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
6.5; 0 34953 
Price: 46.95 USD
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FOOTNOTES FOR A CENTENNIAL, Morley, Christopher
2 FOOTNOTES FOR A CENTENNIAL Morley, Christopher
Philip C. Duschnes, First Edition K Fine with no dust jacket 
Written for the Centennial of Haverford College, 1st in book form. Red cloth with black and gold stamped label. This has an interesting bibliography. It was published in a limited edition of 400 L&B 24-25, Ashby A119. This conforms to the Second State. However the 2nd state existed before the first was published and in fact was a gifted copy from Morley to Duchesne who was the publisher. This per a laid in typed note. ; 0 34955 
Price: 75.15 USD
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THE BALLAD OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK: AND OTHER POEMS, 1930-1950 [SIGNED], Morley, Christopher
3 THE BALLAD OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK: AND OTHER POEMS, 1930-1950 [SIGNED] Morley, Christopher
Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1950 Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Allisson's copy with nice inscription from Morley, "EPA from C. M. And sorry for delay, which was no my fault- but for occasional reading in those hours before dawn- Oct 1950" DJ with small losses at to and bottom spine fold. Note from Norman Kane laid in. ; Signed by Author; 0 34952 
Price: 93.95 USD
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THE HOUSE OF DOONER; : THE LAST OF THE FRIENDLY INNS, Christopher Morley
4 THE HOUSE OF DOONER; : THE LAST OF THE FRIENDLY INNS Christopher Morley
Philadelphia David McKay Company 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
6"; #358 of 1,000 copies . Lee 76. Darkening to spine, lt crease to front cover. ; 0 34867 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE MAIDES TRAGEDY AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY FREDA BONE., Beaumont, Francis & Fletcher, John; Intro by Christooher Morley
5 THE MAIDES TRAGEDY AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER MORLEY WOOD ENGRAVINGS BY FREDA BONE. Beaumont, Francis & Fletcher, John; Intro by Christooher Morley
Cheshire House 1932 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Woodcuts; [4], viii, [2], 147, [2] pages; 8" x 10.5". Printed from type by Richard W Ellis. Limited to 1200 copies with signed inscription by Richard Ellis to his compositor at The Georgian Press who set the book. Penciled commentary by Norman Kane on first blank. LeeC39. Provenance Norman Kane. Foxing to the uncut tips of textblock edges. Otherwise VG. 4 woodcuts. ; Signed by Editor; 0 34943 
Price: 211.50 USD
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