By Takeda Kōrai, with illustrations by Yōshū Chikanobu
Meiji 14 
Meiji-era sensationalist popular novel about the conflicts between an Englishman's Japanese wife and his Japanese mistress, printed in a heavily illustrated format of the genre that anticipates modern manga.
By Diana Douglas (pseud. of Richard Wilkes-Hunter)
First printing, US issue of this story of a woman who is as talented at surfing as she is at medicine, following her path to the surfing World Championships in Australia and her budding romances with two surfer brothers.
First printing of this Surf Culture pulp, the story of a girl-next-door type who is tempted into showbiz with the promise of a starring role in a surfing flick – featuring a sex scene that takes place on a surf board.
Inscribed first printing of this collection of short biographies of prominent Black people, as well as a brief summary of Maryland history with a focus on the state's Black population, written by a formerly enslaved man – inscribed to Black suffragist Addie Hunton.
First edition, association copy, with an extraordinary inscription and drawing from Bukowski at a pivotal moment in his career to Hal Norse, perennial literary scenester and author of the classic cut-up novel BEAT HOTEL.
By Ernest H. Shepard, with introduction by A.A. Milne
Signed limited first edition, one of only 150 numbered copies (and only 50 for America) signed by Shepard – retrospectively collecting highlights of his work for PUNCH in the 1920s after the Pooh books brought him fame.
Bound galley (stated) of the first edition of Butler's post-apocalyptic novel, sent by the publisher to James Sallis, who was one of Butler's instructors "where Octavia got her start" (Carl Brandon Society) — at the 1970 Clarion Writers Workshop.