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  • THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. by Munson, Laura .
    Munson, Laura .
    THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is…

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    New York: Putnam, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is completely within our control." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Momento x momento" and dated April 10,2010, in the year of publication. 343 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156656.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (an unread copy but with some toning to the edges of the textblock. )

    Book ID: 76087
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  • THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness. by Munson, Laura .
    Munson, Laura .
    THIS IS NOT THE STORY YOU THINK IT IS: A Season of Unlikely Happiness.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is…

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    New York: Putnam, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which tells the story of what happened when Laura's "husband of more than twenty years told her he wasn't sure he loved her anymore and wanted to move out. And while you might think you know where this story is going, this isn't the story you think it is. Laura's response to her husband: I don't buy it. . . Laura finally, at age forty, realized she had to stop basing her happiness on things outside her control and commit herself to an 'End of Suffering.' [this] chronicles a woman coming to terms with the myths we tell ourselves-and others-about our life and realizing that ultimately happiness is completely within our control." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Momento x momento." 343 pp. ISBN: 978-0399156656.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76086
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  • THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems. by Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    Altrocchi, Julia Cooley (1893-1972).
    THE GIRL WITH THE OCELOT and Other Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bruce Humphries, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a long dramatic monologue, 'Black Boat,' on the death of 200 African American seamen in the Port Chicago disaster during World War II. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper - "For a long-standing much admired friend, Fred Carpenter, in the hope that he may be interested in the chiaroscura of the last poem in this book." 150 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (tanning to spine of dj and to back cover,.)

    Book ID: 76084
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  • AND WE ARE NOT SAVED: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice. by Bell, Derrick
    Bell, Derrick
    AND WE ARE NOT SAVED: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A distinguished legal scholar and civil rights activist employs a series of dramatic fables and dialogues to probe the foundations of America's racial attitudes and raise disturbing questions about the nature of our society." An association copy INSCRIBED by Bell on the half title page to J. Clay Lincoln (1942-2018) "Best wishes to a fellow teacher of the word!" and dated in 1996. Lincoln was not only a law professor at Howard,he was also a noted author of legal historiography and anactivist who served as interim director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and more.. Notes, index. xii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-465003281.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76081
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  • FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987. by Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors. Laux, Dorianne and Juan Felipe Herrerra, signed.
    FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No. 5, 1987.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Five Fingers Review. 1987. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and prose, SIGNED by TWO poets at their contributions - Dorianne Laux and Juan Felipe Herrerra. Other contributors include Clark Coolidge, Stan Rice, Jack Marshall, Cole Swenson, Carol Dorf, Sara Vogan and more. Notes on contributors. 138 pp plus ads. Cover by Chris Biddle.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76076
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  • DOUBLE FOLD: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. by Baker, Nicholson .
    Baker, Nicholson .
    DOUBLE FOLD: Libraries and the Assault on Paper.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Since the 1950s, our country's greatest libraries have, as a matter of common practice, dismantled their collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books, replacing them with microfilmed copies. The marketing of the brittle-paper crisis and the real motives behind it are the subject of this passionately argued book, in which Nicholson Barker pleads the case for saving our recorded heritage in its original form while telling the story of how and why our greatest research libraries betrayed the public trust by auctioning off or pulping irreplaceable collections. The players include the Library of Congress, the CIA, NASA, microfilm lobbyists, newspaper dealers, and a colorful array of…

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    New York: Random House, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Since the 1950s, our country's greatest libraries have, as a matter of common practice, dismantled their collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books, replacing them with microfilmed copies. The marketing of the brittle-paper crisis and the real motives behind it are the subject of this passionately argued book, in which Nicholson Barker pleads the case for saving our recorded heritage in its original form while telling the story of how and why our greatest research libraries betrayed the public trust by auctioning off or pulping irreplaceable collections. The players include the Library of Congress, the CIA, NASA, microfilm lobbyists, newspaper dealers, and a colorful array of librarians and digital futurists, as well as Baker himself who eventually discovers that the only way to save one important newspaper is to buy it." Unfortunately the "assault" has continued unabated - and even increased - in the years since this was published. SIGNED on the title page. Extensive notes, references, index. xii, 370 pp. ISBN: 0-375504443.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76075
    Keywords: Books about books
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  • THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution. by Khalid, Mansour.
    Khalid, Mansour.
    THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE: Role of the Elite in Sudan's Political Evolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Kegan Paul International, (1990). Hardcover first edition - "A former minister in the Sudanese government attributes the country's current political crisis to the monopoly of power by a small group since independence three decades ago. He traces the evolution of politics, the first multi-party government, and the period of military rule, and analyzes the era of revolution and its effect on domestic and foreign policy." Although this books ends on a hopeful note - the way ahead - Sudan now, 30 years later, is more deeply mired in corruption, violence and revolution than ever. Notes at the end of each chapter. Several appendices, bibliography, index. viii, 480 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-710303270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76074
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  • A UNITED STATES MIDSHIPMAN IN JAPAN, #4. by Stirling, Yates Jr, Lt. Com. U.S.N. (1872-1948)
    Stirling, Yates Jr, Lt. Com. U.S.N. (1872-1948)
    A UNITED STATES MIDSHIPMAN IN JAPAN, #4.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1911. Hardcover first edition - The fourth book in this series which follows the adventures of two young officers in the United States Navy. Interestingly, this series was written at a time when Stirling was serving as a Lieutenant Commander (he later went on to become a Rear Admiral, like his father before him.) Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and five glossy internal plates by Ralph L. Boyer. Uncommon in the first edition. 396 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with an orange, white and black illustration and black lettering. Front hinge starting, some age toning and foxing, and a gift inscription dated Christmas 1911. Overall an unusually bright and attractive copy of a rather uncommon book.

    Book ID: 76070
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  • THE AGONY OF MAMMON: The Imperial Global Economy Explains Itself to the Membership in Davos, Switzerland. by Lapham, Lewis.
    Lapham, Lewis.
    THE AGONY OF MAMMON: The Imperial Global Economy Explains Itself to the Membership in Davos, Switzerland.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (1998.). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A brief, but striking commentary on this gathering of the world's richest and supposedly most influential people. When Lapham was invited to attend the 1998 annual meeting, he didn't see how he could refuse - among the 1998 notables were Bill Gates, George Soros, Newt Gingrich, and Helmut Kohl, Nobel prize winning physicists, the chairman of Toyota and the Vice Premier of China. "After five days at Davos, he understood that the masters of markets and captains of commercial empire knew as little about the likely movements of the global economy as the waiters plying them with plum brandy and cheese fondue." SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, partial list of attendants. 84 pp. ISBN: 1-859847102.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76062
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  • THIRTEEN ORPHANS: Breaking the Wall. by Lindskold, Jane,
    Lindskold, Jane,
    THIRTEEN ORPHANS: Breaking the Wall.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new fantasy series. ""As far as college freshman Brenda Morris knows, there is only one Earth and magic exists only in fairy tales. Brenda is wrong. A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets. When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star…

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    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008). SIGNED first edition - The first book in a new fantasy series. ""As far as college freshman Brenda Morris knows, there is only one Earth and magic exists only in fairy tales. Brenda is wrong. A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets. When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star aunt, Pearlthat eminent lady is the Tiger." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a small flower. 367 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new)

    Book ID: 76056
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  • L'UNIVERS DE HUGO PRATT. by [Pratt, Hugo] Claude Moliterni, introduction.
    [Pratt, Hugo] Claude Moliterni, introduction.
    L'UNIVERS DE HUGO PRATT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: Editions Dargaud, (1984). Hardcover first edition - Superbes illustrations noir et blanc et couleurs de Hugo Pratt. Textes de Claude Moliterni, Hugo Pratt, Joan Benavent, Alberto Ongaro, etc. Photos de Hugo Pratt. En Francais / in French - but the pictures speak for themselves. Bibliography. Large format. 98 pp. ISBN: 2-205028100.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (as new).

    Book ID: 76043
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  • UKIYO-E: 250 Years of Japanese Art. by Neuer, Robert; Herbert Libertson and Susugu Yoshida.
    Neuer, Robert; Herbert Libertson and Susugu Yoshida.
    UKIYO-E: 250 Years of Japanese Art.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Mayflower Books, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes chapters on images of the Floating World, rivals of Utamaro; the Utagawa school and much more. The text is by Roni Neuer and Herbert Libertson with an introduction and biographical passages by Susugu Yoshida. Illustrated with 377 full color plate, most full-page, as well as some black and white reproductions. Glossary, index of names and works, bibliography.Folio size in original black boards with gilt lettering on the spine. 390 pp. ISBN: 0-831790415.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine first issue dustjacket (toning to the pages, mostly affecting the edges - otherwise it would be fine. Dust jacket has pre-publication price of $40 in upper corner of front flap).

    Book ID: 76042
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  • THE RADIO BOYS ON SIGNAL ISLAND or Watching for the Ships of Mystery (The Radio Boys Series, #9) by Chapman, Allen (Stratemeyer Syndicate house name used by John William Duffield)
    Chapman, Allen (Stratemeyer Syndicate house name used by John William Duffield)
    THE RADIO BOYS ON SIGNAL ISLAND or Watching for the Ships of Mystery (The Radio Boys Series, #9)

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Jack Binns, who talks about the keen wit and resource which are developed in our youth through the hobby of radio. (In 1909, when a luxury liner and an Italian cargo ship collided off the coast of Nantucket, the young Jack Binns became a hero for his wireless messages that resulted in a rescue at sea, even though most of his cabin had been destroyed in the collision - the first time that wireless was used in this way - for 36 hours he manned the radio and guided the rescue ship through the fog -2400 people were saved and not a life was lost) Glossy frontispiece.…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Jack Binns, who talks about the keen wit and resource which are developed in our youth through the hobby of radio. (In 1909, when a luxury liner and an Italian cargo ship collided off the coast of Nantucket, the young Jack Binns became a hero for his wireless messages that resulted in a rescue at sea, even though most of his cabin had been destroyed in the collision - the first time that wireless was used in this way - for 36 hours he manned the radio and guided the rescue ship through the fog -2400 people were saved and not a life was lost) Glossy frontispiece. Lists to this title at the front of book. viii, 234 pp. A surprisingly hard-to-find title in this series.

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    Condition: Good overall in light blue cloth (some fading and wear to the spine, but a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 76031
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  • GOD'S COUNTRY - AND THE WOMAN. by Curwood, James Oliver
    Curwood, James Oliver
    GOD'S COUNTRY - AND THE WOMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1915. Hardcover first edition - A tender love story set in the northern Canadian wilderness. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 8 internal glossy plates by William Oberhardt and Norman Borchardt (the final plate is a double spread.) Basis for the 1937 Warner Brothers film - their first feature-length movie made in technicolor. 347 pp.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gold lettering and frame on front cover (cover somewhat dulled but a tight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 76026
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  • ADVENTURES OF UNCLE SAM'S SAILORS, Harper Adventure Series #1. by Peary, Commander R. E., U.S.N.; Captain A.V. Wadhams, U.S.N.; Molly Elliot Seawell, Franklin Matthews, Kirk Munroe and others.
    Peary, Commander R. E., U.S.N.; Captain A.V. Wadhams, U.S.N.; Molly Elliot Seawell, Franklin Matthews, Kirk Munroe and others.
    ADVENTURES OF UNCLE SAM'S SAILORS, Harper Adventure Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York & London: Harper & Brothers, (1907). Hardcover - A collection of adventure stories for younger readers by several authors. The first section - in the Arctic - features three stories by Commander Peary. The second section focuses on the men - Yarns Below - and the third section on Strange Events, including The First American Boys in Japan by William Drysdale, Tale of an Earthquake and more. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and 7 internal glossy plates. Lists 4 titles in this series at the beginning of the book. xi, 232 pp. Uncommon.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with red lettering, black and red illustration (slight spine slant, rubbing to lettering on spine)

    Book ID: 76024
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  • DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series. by Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    Woolley, Edward Mott (1867-1947)
    DONALD KIRK: The Morning Record Copy-Boy, #1 in series.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1912. Hardcover first edition - The first of two books in this series by an author who spent most of his life in the newspaper business (his memoir is called " Free-Lancing for Forty Magazines." Although Donald Kirk has been denied the education he desired, he is determined to learn and progress in his career. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece with a tissue guard and three internal glossy plates by George Varian. 273 pp. plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Cover by the Decorative Designers with their DD monogram.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated cream cloth (a bit of foxing to the spine but overall a tight, clean and very attractive copy).

    Book ID: 76022
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  • THE PORTABLE FAULKNER, (Viking Portable Library Series #18) by Faulkner, William (Cowley, Malcolm, editor.)
    Faulkner, William (Cowley, Malcolm, editor.)
    THE PORTABLE FAULKNER, (Viking Portable Library Series #18)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - The saga of Yoknapatawpha County, 1820-1945 - the first chronological picture selected from his novels and stories to create what is "in effect a new work." Includes some original material by Faulkner written especially for his volume. Edited, with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. Viking Portable Library #18. 756 pp. Small format. Maps on pastedowns.

    Condition: Near fine in beige cloth in good only example of the fragile dust jacket. (corners slightly bumped, the front flap of the dust jacket - which is a trifold to have enough room to list all the titles - is detached but present. the recent and forthcoming titles lists through #23, the Portable Russian Reader.

    Book ID: 75994
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  • ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL. by Herriot, James ((pseudonym of James Alfred Wight, 1916-1995)
    Herriot, James ((pseudonym of James Alfred Wight, 1916-1995)
    ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1972). Hardcover first edition - The first American edition is a compilation of Herriot's first two semi-autobiographical books, originally published in the U.K. as "If Only They Could Talk" and "It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet." Although Herriot referred to his books as "little cat-and-dog stories" the theme is really country life in Yorkshire and it is his shrewd observations of the people around him (most, of course, animal owners) which make his books worthwhile. Made into a television movie featuring Simon Ward, Lisa Harrow and Anthony Hopkins, and later into a popular and long-running BBC series. Reprinted many times, the first edition is very uncommon. 442 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Don Stivers.

    Condition: Fine in green boards in a very near fine dust jacket, with just a hint on toning to the cream background of the dj. The original price of $7.95 is still present (this price is essential for identifying the first edition)

    Book ID: 75983
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  • KINGSTREE ISLAND. by Ehle, John Marsden Jr. (1925 - 2018)
    Ehle, John Marsden Jr. (1925 - 2018)
    KINGSTREE ISLAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this North Carolina writer, set on an island in the Outer Banks. 281 pp. Dust jacket by Harvey Kidder.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75979
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  • THE HIGH CRUSADE. by Poul Anderson.
    Poul Anderson.
    THE HIGH CRUSADE.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1960) dj. Hardcover - An off-beat and rather charming work of aliens in medieval England. In the far-off days when people thought the earth was flat, the good folk of a small village were startled out of their peaceful life is invaded by a fantastic spaceship - Sir Roger had been about to leave for the Crusades, but when the aliens begin attacking the town, he conquers them instead. Nominated for the Hugo. Code of C42 on the last page, indicating a 1961 printing. 192 pp. Dust jacket art by by Harry Schaare.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, light toning to the pages and the dj, overall a tight and clean copy, original price of 2.95 still present on dj flap)

    Book ID: 75975
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  • A NIGHT IN THE FOREST: First Fragment of an Autobiography. by Cendrars, Blaise (1887-1961)
    Cendrars, Blaise (1887-1961)
    A NIGHT IN THE FOREST: First Fragment of an Autobiography.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - First English language edition of this brief work, originally published by Editions du Verseau, Paris, 1929. Translated from the French by Margaret Kidder Ewing. A Bilingual edition with the 45 page English translation, followed by the text in French. Alta No 2: Gregory Rabassa Prize for Prose. Translator's preface. Select bibliography. xii, 92 pp. ISBN: 0-82620466X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75974
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  • NIGHT OF WENCESLAS. by Davidson, Lionel.
    Davidson, Lionel.
    NIGHT OF WENCESLAS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel. A rather greedy and selfish young man is told that he has inherited a good deal of money from his uncle, but finds himself behind the Iron Curtain, in Prague, running for his life. 211 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some age-toning to the dj, especially on the spine).

    Book ID: 75973
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  • MARIA, OUR LITTLE CUBAN COUSIN. by Wade, Mary Hazelton.
    Wade, Mary Hazelton.
    MARIA, OUR LITTLE CUBAN COUSIN.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: L. C. Page (1908). Hardcover - A title in the "Our Little Cousins" series. Includes the story of the Rough Riders and the Cuban fight for freedom. Also included is a visit to the quarters on the plantation, and although the black workers are shown as happy, as they celebrate with music and food, there is, at least, an account of the slave ships and the death toll of those ships. Illustrated by L. J. Bridgman with a glossy frontispiece and 5 internal glossy plates. vii, 106 pp plus 18 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in cream illustrated boards with red lettering on the front cover, black on the spine, no dust jacket (inscription on front endpaper - an award for Sunday school attendance)

    Book ID: 75968
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  • ALIEN LAND. by Savoy, Willard (1916-1976) .
    Savoy, Willard (1916-1976) .
    ALIEN LAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first (and only published) novel, the story of a light-skinned black man who decides to pass for white after encountering racism - but finds himself still torn between his mixed heritage - that of his white grandmother and his father who fought for civil rights. This was published while the author was still serving as a Lieutenant in the Air Force. While this has been described as an example of the "tragic mulatto" or the "apologetic novel", Ann Petry, author of The Street, sums it up as "he story of a man's loss of the sense of personal dignity, a loss that began in his childhood, continued…

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    New York: Dutton, 1949. dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's first (and only published) novel, the story of a light-skinned black man who decides to pass for white after encountering racism - but finds himself still torn between his mixed heritage - that of his white grandmother and his father who fought for civil rights. This was published while the author was still serving as a Lieutenant in the Air Force. While this has been described as an example of the "tragic mulatto" or the "apologetic novel", Ann Petry, author of The Street, sums it up as "he story of a man's loss of the sense of personal dignity, a loss that began in his childhood, continued through his adolescence, and into manhood; and of how he struggled to regain it."

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (rubbing to the spine of the dj and book, chip to top of dj spine, minor edgewear, original price of 3.00 still present)

    Book ID: 75962
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  • A RIVER NO MORE: The Colorado River and the West. by Fradkin, Philip L.
    Fradkin, Philip L.
    A RIVER NO MORE: The Colorado River and the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "clarifies the economic, political, social and environmental issues and gives the reader a realistic picture of this unifyiing source of life in the West." Fradkin explored most of the 1700 miles of the Colorado River by foot, boat and by car from its headwaters in the Wind River range of Wyoming, through the Grand Canyon to the Mexican desert which was once its outlet to the sea. Illustrated with maps and 45 black and white photographs by the author. SIGNED on the front free endpaper. Bibliography, index. xviii, 360 pp. ISBN: 0-394415795.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75943
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  • BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. by Howe, Deborah and James Howe.
    Howe, Deborah and James Howe.
    BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon first edition of the first book in a very funny and very popular children's series. Told from the point of view of the family's dog named Harold (Harold describes his real job as being a dog), this is the story of a young bunny rabbit found in the theater where the family had gone to see Dracula, and so named Bunnicula. However, Chester the cat is convinced that the bunny is really a vampire, and he feels like he has to save the Monroe family from this menace. Basis for animated television series. Deborah Howe died shortly before this was published, so James Howe continued the series…

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    New York: Atheneum, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The rather uncommon first edition of the first book in a very funny and very popular children's series. Told from the point of view of the family's dog named Harold (Harold describes his real job as being a dog), this is the story of a young bunny rabbit found in the theater where the family had gone to see Dracula, and so named Bunnicula. However, Chester the cat is convinced that the bunny is really a vampire, and he feels like he has to save the Monroe family from this menace. Basis for animated television series. Deborah Howe died shortly before this was published, so James Howe continued the series by himself. "Bunnicula is the kind of story that does not age, and in all probability, will never die. Or stay dead anyway." (Neil Gaiman). Illustrated with drawings by Alan Daniel. xii, 98 pp. ISBN: 0-689307004.

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    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 75936
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  • SYMPTOMS & MADNESS, POEMS. by Major, Clarence.
    Major, Clarence.
    SYMPTOMS & MADNESS, POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Corinth Books, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - An early collection of poetry by this African-American writer, one of 1000 copies issued in hardcover. Designed by Joan Wilentz and printed by the Profile Press of New York. 76 pp. plus colophon and 1 p publisher's ad.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (some rubbing to the back cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 75935
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  • PAST RECKONING. by Thomson, June.
    Thomson, June.
    PAST RECKONING.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Constable & Co., Ltd. (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's sixteenth mystery novel featuring the quiet, but perceptive Inspector Peter Finch - a woman is found murdered at the museum she had established in honor of her brother, a now almost forgotten writer. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2001. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-09469530x.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 75933
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  • HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE. by Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    Grein, Ludwig (1896-1966)
    HUNGER WAS THEIR HERITAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pageant Press, (1952). Hardcover first edition - A novel loosely based on the author's experiences in Germany after the first World War and his immigration to America in 1925. Partially written to show the circumstances in Germany which helped to lead to the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Review copy stamped on front endpaper with "publication date Feb 4, 1953" Uncommon. 207 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with gold lettering on spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75931
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  • COSMIC CANTICLE. by Cardenal, Ernesto.
    Cardenal, Ernesto.
    COSMIC CANTICLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - An epic poem by this Nicaraguan author, written over a thirty year period - a narrative poem, a mythic song, an epic, which "explores Latin American history by relating the evolution of the Universe to the development of human understanding." Translated by by John Lyons. Bibliography, 490 pp. ISBN: 1-880684071.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75929
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  • THE OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    THE OLD POSSUM'S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, (c 1939) dj. Hardcover - A very attractive and early copy of this book containing 14 poems about cats - from the first poem on the importance of naming cats to Gus, the theater cat, and Shimbleshanks, the railway cat. Basis of the much later musical "Cats." 45 pp. Orange title page and verso repeat the illustrations found on the dustjacket. Designed by Robert Josephy.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some toning to the spine of dj, chipping to upper end, price of $2.25 still present).

    Book ID: 75927
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Finn, Christine A.
    ARTIFACTS: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and…

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    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called 'Silicon Valley.'" Although written almost 20 years ago, the contrasts she mentions have only increased in the interim. SIGNED on the title page. Text is preceded by a 32 page photo essay; illustrated with other photographs throughout. Selected further reading, index. xlix. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-262062240.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75921
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  • AL G. BARNES MASTER SHOWMAN. by Robeson, Dave.
    Robeson, Dave.
    AL G. BARNES MASTER SHOWMAN.

    Edition: First edition.

    Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1935. Hardcover first edition - "As told by Al G Barnes," an account of his success in developing the greatest circus of all times with the largest collection of wild animals (and the biggest examples he could find) trained to perform for the public. Dedicated to John Ringling and S. L. Cronin, "into whose hands my circus has passed." Includes an extensive list of those associated with the circus over the years. 460 pages plus a section of almost 100 black and white photographs.

    Condition: Good overall in beige buckram with darker brown lettering, silhouette of a circus tent. Some soiling and wear to the covers and one photograph which was a tri-fold is detached but still present. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75913
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  • SICKEN AND SO DIE. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    SICKEN AND SO DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Things are looking suspiciously good for Charles Paris - he has moved back in with his ex-wife and he has a proper part in a proper play - a touring production of "Twelfth Night." SIGNED on the title page. 195 pp. ISBN: 0-575059273.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75910
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  • DEAD GIVEAWAY: A Crime Novel. by Brett, Simon.
    Brett, Simon.
    DEAD GIVEAWAY: A Crime Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Can an actor go any lower than appearing on a television panel give-away show? All it takes is murder to make it worse. SIGNED on the title page. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-575037199.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75909
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  • THIS CRUEL DESIGN. by Suvada, Emily.
    Suvada, Emily.
    THIS CRUEL DESIGN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon Pulse/ Simon & Schuster, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The second novel in The Mortal Coil young adult trilogy about gene-hacking, One review called it "a necessary read for critical readers of speculative, dystopian, and apocalyptic literature. . . Suvada has created a fascinating, complex world where DNA can be easily manipulated (and where race isnt easily defined) and technology can open the mind to endless possibilities. She offers plenty of food for thought about how far technology can take humanity and how far we should let it." SIGNED on the title page. 392 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75908
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  • DRAPERY CUTTING AND MAKING: A Practical Handbook for Drapery Workers, Upholsterers and Interior Decorators/ by Stephenson, John W.
    Stephenson, John W.
    DRAPERY CUTTING AND MAKING: A Practical Handbook for Drapery Workers, Upholsterers and Interior Decorators/

    Edition: New and Revised Edition, containing over five hundred diagrams and illustrations, especially drawn b

    New York: Clifford & Lawton, Inc., 1926. Hardcover - A significantly enlarged edition of this classic work originally published in 1905 (the 1905 edition had only 250 illustrations and 82 pages versus 500 illustrations and 206 pages in this.) Includes sections on French festoon drapery and irregular festoons, lambrequins, pelmets, draped valances, an bed canopies, draperies, and beds, flags, draped furnishings, awnings, lampshades, festival decorations and much more. Glossary of drapery terms. Large format. 206 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in pebbled black cloth - rubbing to the edges and sides of the spine, corners bumped, previous owner's name - but still a tight and sturdy copy.

    Book ID: 75886
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  • THE DETECTION COLLECTION: Stories and Essays by the Detection Club. by Brett, Simon, editor.
    Brett, Simon, editor.
    THE DETECTION COLLECTION: Stories and Essays by the Detection Club.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes a tribute by Boris Akunin and Michael Johnson, an introduction and a brief history of the Detection Club by Brett, as well as 11 short stories, issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Detection Club. #35 out of 100 copies signed by the editor and all of the authors: Clare Francis, Robert Goddard, John Harvey, Reginald Hill, P. D. James, H. R. F. Keating, Michael Ridpath, Margaret Yorke, Robert Barnard, Lindsey Davis, and Colin Dexter. vi, 195 pp. Quarter bound in black leather with marbled boards

    Condition: Fine in fine original clear mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75884
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  • WINGS OVER THE PACIFIC. by Theiss, Lewis E (1878-1963)
    Theiss, Lewis E (1878-1963)
    WINGS OVER THE PACIFIC.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: W. A. Wilde Co.. (1938). Hardcover first edition - Ginger, a senior pilot with PanAm, is given a secret mission involving flying over the Pacific - partially because of Japanese attacks on US freighters, in these years leading up to World War II. Theiss is known both for his aviation adventure stories and for his careful research and this was written in consultation with officials from Pan-American Airways and illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted glossy plates with photographs from PanAm. 304 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy blue buckram library binding, no dj.

    Book ID: 75881
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  • THE IRISH COTTAGE MURDER. by Deere, Dicey.
    Deere, Dicey.
    THE IRISH COTTAGE MURDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery and the first in a new series featuring Torrey Tunet, who was involved in a theft at age 14, but is now working as a high-powered translator. SIGNED on the title page. 234 pp. ISBN: 0-31220552X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75879
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  • THE DIABOLIC. by Kincaid, S. J.
    Kincaid, S. J.
    THE DIABOLIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2016). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A young adult novel - "Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senators daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe." SIGNED on the title page and dated 10/27 in the year of publication. Promotional materials laid in. 403 pp. ISBN: 978-1481472678.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75871
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  • THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner. by Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    Banks, T. F. (pseudonym of Sean Russell and Ian Dennis)
    THE THIEF-TAKER: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Bow Street Runner series. "June 1815. Regency-era London comes vividly to life in this darkly atmospheric mystery. Against this enthralling backdrop - when Napoleon, Wellington, and Lord Byron ruled the world stage - and featuring a lively cast of rabble-rousers and miscreants, constables and aristocrats, it weaves an unforgettable tale of jealousy, revenge, and inconsolable love." SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-385335717.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75870
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  • THE EULOGIST. by Gamble, Terry.
    Gamble, Terry.
    THE EULOGIST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2019). SIGNED first edition - An historical novel set in Ohio in the decades before the Civil War - "Cheated out of their family estate in Northern Ireland, the Givens family arrives in America in 1819. But in coming to this new land, they have lost nearly everything. Making their way west they settle in Cincinnati, a burgeoning town on the banks of the mighty Ohio River whose rise, like the GivensesÕ own, will be fashioned by the colliding forces of Jacksonian populism, religious evangelism, industrial capitalism, and the struggle for emancipation." SIGNED on the title page and dated in October 2018. 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75868
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  • MURDER IN THE DISPENSARY. by Carr, Jolyon (pseudonym of Edith Pargeter, aka Ellis Peters)
    Carr, Jolyon (pseudonym of Edith Pargeter, aka Ellis Peters)
    MURDER IN THE DISPENSARY.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition - first thus.

    Sussex, England: Post Mortem Books, Ralph Spurrier Publisher, 1999. SIGNED hardcover first edition - #127 of 350 numbered copies only, with a foreword signed by publisher Ralph Spurrier, in which he describes how he came across these books - which had never appeared in any Pargeter bibliography - at her home. Originally published in 1938, this is the first of the four novels written under the Jolyon Carr pseudonym. 311 pp.

    Condition: Fine in royal blue cloth with a gold illustration on front cover, gold lettering on spine and front, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 75867
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  • NEW VOICES 4: American Writing Today. by Glicksberg, Charles I., editor; Edward H. Devany, signed.
    Glicksberg, Charles I., editor; Edward H. Devany, signed.
    NEW VOICES 4: American Writing Today.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hendricks House, 1960. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A collection of stories, excepts from novels and poems by new and unknown American writers" - talented writers from the workshops of the New School in New York City who aspire to professional recognition. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "To the Holtzman family library with all good wishes" by contributor and playwright and director Edward Devany. Among the other contributors are Vincent Patrick, Selma Robinson, Octavia Waldo and others. Biographical notes. xxii, 360 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in gold cloth in a very good dust jacket (some crinkling to the rear cover of the dj)

    Book ID: 75866
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  • THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ. by Baum, L. Frank; illustrated by Evelyn Copelman.
    Baum, L. Frank; illustrated by Evelyn Copelman.
    THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ.

    Edition: First thus.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (c1944) dj. Hardcover - A complete unabridged version of the original text with new illustrations by Evelyn Copelman adapted from the pictures by W. W. Denslow. Includes 8 full color plates, many full page black and white plates and small en texte drawings. Slightly oversized format, 209 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering and black illustrations in a good dust jacket (stamp of previous owner on front pastedown under dj flap, edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 75864
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  • LUCKY DIP and Other Stories. by Cody, Liza.
    Cody, Liza.
    LUCKY DIP and Other Stories.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, 2003. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - #231 of 250 copies bound in cloth and SIGNED and NUMBERED by Cody on special limitation page. Collects seventeen stories, including one written especially for this volume. The title story was an Anthony Award winner. Photographic frontispiece. Introduction by Cody and a checklist of her writings. Accompanying each copy is a separately printed 8 page pamphlet in stiff stapled purple wrappers: "White Knights and Giggling Bimbos" on which writers had influenced her the most at the beginning of her career (Hammett, Chandler & Ross Macdonald). 182 pp plus colophon and 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-932009086.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket with a fine pamphlet.

    Book ID: 75862
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  • BLOOD AND IVORY: A TAPESTRY: A Collection of Stories and Art. by Hodgell, P. C.
    Hodgell, P. C.
    BLOOD AND IVORY: A TAPESTRY: A Collection of Stories and Art.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc., (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes several new pieces published here for the first time, and other works from 1977 to 1985. Illustrated throughout by Hodgell, with additional selections of her maps and art at the end of the book. SIGNED on the title page and uncommon thus. ISBN: 1-89206572X.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, overall tight and clean in a fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75860
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  • TIN HOUSE MAGAZINE #43, Spring 2010, Volume 11, Number 3: Games People Play. by McCormack, Win, editor. Mary Jo Bang and David Shields, signed.
    McCormack, Win, editor. Mary Jo Bang and David Shields, signed.
    TIN HOUSE MAGAZINE #43, Spring 2010, Volume 11, Number 3: Games People Play.

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: McCormack Publications, 2010. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO contributors at their poems: Mary Jo Bang and David Shields. Also includes fiction by Jennifer Egan, Ron Carlson and more; poetry by D, A. Powell, and others; essays by David Mamet, Tom Bissell, Karen Russell and more. Illustrated. Notes on contributors, 252 pp. plus ads

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75859
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  • DAILY BREAD. by Kaminsky, Marc; Photographs by Leon Supraner.
    Kaminsky, Marc; Photographs by Leon Supraner.
    DAILY BREAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana: University of Illinois Press, (1982). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Poems and photographs which celebrate aging. "Drawing on both his own family history and the immigrant history of New York's Jewish community, Kaminsky gives voice to the protest and despair, endurance and dignity, courage and creativity of those who struggled toward survival and reconciliation near the borders of death." Foreword by Robert N. Butler. Black and white photographs by Leon Supraner. INSCRIBED by Kaminsky on the front endpaper and dated in 1985. Glossary. Large square format. 149 pp plus final photograph. ISBN: 0-252010000.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75853
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  • TISTOU OF THE GREEN THUMBS. by Druon, Maurice (19182009); Illustrated by Jacqueline Duheme.
    Druon, Maurice (19182009); Illustrated by Jacqueline Duheme.
    TISTOU OF THE GREEN THUMBS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's first book for children - a charming story which has become a classic. "When eight-year-old Tistou is sent home from school, his parents decide that he wall learn from real life instead, and where better to start than gardening? With Moustache the dreamy gardener, Tistou discovers a remarkable giftthat he has green thumbs! Everything he touches sprouts beautiful plants. Now Tistou has lots to do. With the power of flowers, he can change everything - prisons, slums, hospitals...even war." Translated by Humphrey Hare. Illustrated with drawings by Jacqueline Duheme. 178 pp plus final drawing.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings but several tape ghosts, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (small rectangle cut from upper edge of back cover of dj, spine of dj sunned with tape discoloration)

    Book ID: 75848
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  • THE COSMOLOGY OF THE WIDER WORLD. by Ford, Jeffrey. Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.
    Ford, Jeffrey. Introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.
    THE COSMOLOGY OF THE WIDER WORLD.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Hornsea, England: PS Publishing, 2004. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fantasy novella - "a beast epic, a talking animal story in the vein of The Jungle Books and The Wind In The Willows; but this is no ordinary fable. The protagonist, Belius, is a minotaur, a wanderer in strange labryrinths of the mind and body, and his story features sex, drugs and a healthy dose of pyrotechnic metaphysical profundity. There's murder too, an instance of bestiality, and quite a few references to Dante's Inferno . . " One of only 300 hardcover copies SIGNED on a special limitation page by both Ford and Jeff VanderMeer, who wrote the introduction. #23/300. vii, 173 pp. ISBN: 1-904619835.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75847
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  • THE NO-NAME MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS. by Steele, William O.; illustrated by Jack Davis.
    Steele, William O.; illustrated by Jack Davis.
    THE NO-NAME MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1964). Hardcover first edition - Folklore inspired tale - "There were once three brothers who lived way back among the high hills of Tennessee... The youngest had no name at all, but he did have a farm on top of the highest mountain in Tennessee." Illustrated throughout with drawings by Jack Davis. 80 pp.

    Condition: Fine in orange cloth, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75842
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  • THE MONARCHS: A Poem Sequence. by Deming, Alison Hawthorne
    Deming, Alison Hawthorne
    THE MONARCHS: A Poem Sequence.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon hardcover edition of her second collection of poems, third book. This is a 60 poem sequence, inspired by the migration of the monarch butterfly, which "embodies both the strength and the fragility of the natural world." 74 pp. ISBN: 0-807122300.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75835
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  • OPUS 7: A Poem. by Warner, Sylvia Townsend.
    Warner, Sylvia Townsend.
    OPUS 7: A Poem.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1931. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third book of poetry by the author of "Lolly Willows" (and many other books) - a single long poem which is, despite the rather heroic title, about an unsociable woman, named Rebecca Random, "who lives in an idyllic cottage, lives on bread and lives for gin, and has an almost uncanny ability to grow flowers." It is about the darker side of village life - although they are willing to buy her flowers, they do not accept her - and the struggles of women in the period between the two world wars. Bound in green paper covered boards with a black cloth spine, lettered in gilt with decorative design on front cover. 66 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dustjacket (a few pages still unopened, edgewear to the dj and short tears, original price of 2.00 still present)

    Book ID: 75826
    Keywords: Poetry, women authors
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  • THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE. by Conroy, Pat.
    Conroy, Pat.
    THE LORDS OF DISCIPLINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - Conroy's fourth book, third novel and one of his best novels - set in a military school in Charleston in 1966 (based on The Citadel, of course, which Conroy attended.) The first black cadet has just been admitted. 499 pp. Long blurb from James Dickey on the back cover of the first state dustjacket. ISBN: 0-395-294622.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket. (slight spine slant, the rather fragile dustjacket has some short tears, now protected by an archival cover. Original price of 12.95 still present on flap.)

    Book ID: 75823
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  • THE GRAND COMPLICATION. by Kurzweil, Allen.
    Kurzweil, Allen.
    THE GRAND COMPLICATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A young reference librarian is hired by an eccentric bibliophile to do some after-hours research. SIGNED on the title page and dated 2001, in the year of publication. A New York Times Notable book. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66039.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75815
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  • A CAVERN OF BLACK ICE: Sword of Shadows, Book One. by Jones, J. V.
    Jones, J. V.
    A CAVERN OF BLACK ICE: Sword of Shadows, Book One.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A massive epic fantasy. INSCRIBED on the title page "I hope you enjoy this book" and SIGNED as Julie V. Jones, dated in the year of publication. 736 pages. ISBN: 0-446-52414x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75814
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  • TIME BOMB. by Kellerman, Jonathan.
    Kellerman, Jonathan.
    TIME BOMB.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth mystery featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD dectective Milo Sturgis. 468 pp. Synopsis taped to back cover, with publication information handwriten in black,

    Condition: Very near fine in printed off-white wrappers. A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 75813
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  • NEW FOUND TALES FROM MANY LANDS by Egan, Joseph Burke; Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.
    Egan, Joseph Burke; Illustrated by Frederick Richardson.
    NEW FOUND TALES FROM MANY LANDS

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York and Philadelphia: The Children's Book Club / John C. Winston Company, (1930) dj. Hardcover - From the introduction: "Our treasure is the gold in the gleam of the human mind . . Where is this treasure to be found? In such a search we visit the ancient red men of our own fair land; then we plunge far down into the fever-laden jungles of South America and listen to savages sitting about smoking fires. We wander with the bushmen of Australia across the sun-baked plains. We linger for a time among the savage tribes of Africa; we go north across the Sahara into the lands of the Arabs and follow the slim trail and the tinkle of…

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    New York and Philadelphia: The Children's Book Club / John C. Winston Company, (1930) dj. Hardcover - From the introduction: "Our treasure is the gold in the gleam of the human mind . . Where is this treasure to be found? In such a search we visit the ancient red men of our own fair land; then we plunge far down into the fever-laden jungles of South America and listen to savages sitting about smoking fires. We wander with the bushmen of Australia across the sun-baked plains. We linger for a time among the savage tribes of Africa; we go north across the Sahara into the lands of the Arabs and follow the slim trail and the tinkle of the camel bells. We cross over into the dry country about the Dead Sea where the very winds whisper of the glory of a golden hour." Includes 78 stories starting with from the Comanche, Sioux and Eskimo to those from the Berbers, Swahili, Persian, Turkey, Chinese and Japanese, Kurdistan and Borneo and more. Illustrated by Frederick Richardson with a color frontispiece and three inserted color plates, plus 10 full page black and white drawings. xv, 352 pp Illustrated endpapers.

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    Condition: Near fine in dark red cloth with pasted on illustration, gilt decorations in an art nouveau style. Uncommon dust jacket reproduces the cover illustration - dust jacket is good only with tears and associated creasing but is complete and attractive. Some penciled comments (erasable) at the top of the first story.

    Book ID: 75812
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  • I HATE TO SEE THAT EVENING SUN GO DOWN: Collected Stories. by Gay, William.
    Gay, William.
    I HATE TO SEE THAT EVENING SUN GO DOWN: Collected Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Free Press, (2002). Hardcover first edition - First collection of short stories by this highly praised Tennessee writer (preceded by two novels). Contains thirteen stories in which he "sets these conflicted people who make bad choices in life and love against a lush back-country setting, and somehow manages to defy moral logic as we grow to love his characters for the weight of their human errors." 305 pp. ISBN: 0-74324088X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75811
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  • THE EXPLORATION OF MARS. by Ley, Willy and Wernher von Braun; illustrated by Chesley Bonestell.
    Ley, Willy and Wernher von Braun; illustrated by Chesley Bonestell.
    THE EXPLORATION OF MARS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1956. Hardcover first edition - A flawed, but inexpensively priced copy of this landmark book by Willy and Werner von Braun, which features 16 paintings in color and five in black and white by Chesley Bonestell. Numerous other illustrations in black and white. Missing the frontispiece and 4 pages of plates. Tables, bibliography. Large format. x, 176 pp.

    Condition: Good only in green cloth- in addition to the missing plates, this has some rubbing and wear to the covers, although the silver lettering on the spine is still legible. No dust jacket..

    Book ID: 75794
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • THE HAWLEY COLLECTION OF VIOLINS, with a History of Their Makers & a Brief Review of the Evolution & Decline of the Art of Violin Making in Italy, 1540-1800. by Thomas. Theodore, introduction.
    Thomas. Theodore, introduction.
    THE HAWLEY COLLECTION OF VIOLINS, with a History of Their Makers & a Brief Review of the Evolution & Decline of the Art of Violin Making in Italy, 1540-1800.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1904. Hardcover first edition - Introduction by Theodore Thomas. Includes 37 tissue guarded illustrations of classic violins (the Healy and the Earl by Stradivari and others) with front, back and side views - 24 are tipped in Chromoithographs in color and 13 black and white plates. Diagrams. #743 from a printing limited to 2000 numbered copies. Large format. 105 pp.

    Condition: Very good in paper covered boards with red cloth spine - rubbing to spine and corners and edges of boards, paper spine label and some tissue guards missing.

    Book ID: 75793
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  • THE NUN'S STORY by Hulme, Kathryn
    Hulme, Kathryn
    THE NUN'S STORY

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1956) dj. Hardcover - The classic novel of a young Belgian girl who enters an order of nursing nuns, her years in the Belgian Congo, and then in Belgium during World War II. 339 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light edgewear to dj.) Book club brochure laid in.

    Book ID: 75792
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  • MAKING IT IN THE MARKET: Richard Ney's Low-Risk System for Stock Market Investors. by Ney, Richard.
    Ney, Richard.
    MAKING IT IN THE MARKET: Richard Ney's Low-Risk System for Stock Market Investors.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author of classic stock market books, THE WALL STREET JUNGLE and THE WALL STREET GANG, reveals his own investment system, a system based on minimum risk and maximum growth - concepts which are still relevant today. Many charts and long appendices. xii, 557 pp. ISBN: 0-07046460X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. (price-clipped, edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 75789
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  • SPEEDBOAT. by Adler, Renata.
    Adler, Renata.
    SPEEDBOAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1976). Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, originally published over five years as stories in The New Yorker, and praised by Updike, Barthelme, and Brodkey, among others. 178 pp. ISBN: 0-394488768.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (creases on dj flaps)

    Book ID: 75784
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  • THE SKYLARK OF SPACE: The Tale of the First Inter-Stellar Cruise. by Smith, Edward E. Ph.D. in collaboration with Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby.
    Smith, Edward E. Ph.D. in collaboration with Mrs. Lee Hawkins Garby.
    THE SKYLARK OF SPACE: The Tale of the First Inter-Stellar Cruise.

    Edition: First edition.

    Providence, Rhode Island: Buffalo Book Company, (1946). Hardcover first edition - The first book appearance of this influential novel (it originally appeared as a serial in 1928) published by the Buffalo Book Company (Currey 451) and printed by the Southgate Press of Cranston. Frontispiece by Schneeman. 303 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in terra cotta cloth (spine slant, clean contents, tight binding), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75779
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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X. by [Malcolm X] Haley, Alex.
    [Malcolm X] Haley, Alex.
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Grove Press, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Classic autobiography of this revolutionary black leader. Photographs. 455 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (corners slightly bumped, a couple of stray ink marks on front endpaper, but overall a tight, straight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 75778
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  • HALF OF A YELLOW SUN. by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
    Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
    HALF OF A YELLOW SUN.

    Edition: First North American edition.

    Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Nigerian-born author's second novel, set in war-torn1960s Nigeria . Winner of the Orange Prize and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2010, Adichi was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the 20 best writers in the US under the age of 40. Author's note. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-676978126.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacke (a few small dings to the edges of the boards, but overall a straight, clean and tight copy).

    Book ID: 75768
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  • CAROLS OF AN OLD CODGER. by Service, Robert W. (1874-1958)
    Service, Robert W. (1874-1958)
    CAROLS OF AN OLD CODGER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1954). Hardcover first edition - His 13th original book of verse, published when he was 80 years old (which I guess qualified him for "old codger"). 90 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in crimson cloth with black panel on spine and gilt titling in a very good dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper, edgewear and a few chips to the fragile dustjacket, original price of $2.50 on flap).

    Book ID: 75761
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • FIVE BOYS. by Jackson, Mick.
    Jackson, Mick.
    FIVE BOYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in wartime Devon - "a close-knit gang of five boys forms a prism that refracts the idiosyncrasies of WWII English life in a small village in Devon. Ostensibly, the story is about Bobby, a newcomer evacuated from London and the Blitz, who is terrorized and then befriended by the gang. But the real protagonist is the town itself and its unusual denizens: Lillian Minter, the spinster who reluctantly takes Bobby in; the Captain, who spends his days fashioning models of ships wrecked off the Devon coast and, eventually, another newcomer, an apiarist known only as 'the Bee King,' who introduces the boys to…

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    London: Faber & Faber, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel set in wartime Devon - "a close-knit gang of five boys forms a prism that refracts the idiosyncrasies of WWII English life in a small village in Devon. Ostensibly, the story is about Bobby, a newcomer evacuated from London and the Blitz, who is terrorized and then befriended by the gang. But the real protagonist is the town itself and its unusual denizens: Lillian Minter, the spinster who reluctantly takes Bobby in; the Captain, who spends his days fashioning models of ships wrecked off the Devon coast and, eventually, another newcomer, an apiarist known only as 'the Bee King,' who introduces the boys to 'the harem in the hive'." SIGNED by the author on the title page. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-571214010.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket. (as new but usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 75760
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  • OXYGEN. by Miller, Andrew.
    Miller, Andrew.
    OXYGEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel by this award-winning writer - Shortlisted for both the Man Booker and Whitbread prizes. SIGNED on the title page. 323 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-34082512x.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75757
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  • GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN: An Anthology. by Hong, Maria, editor. David Mura, signed.
    Hong, Maria, editor. David Mura, signed.
    GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN: An Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology in which 32 Asian American writers from the 19th century to the 1990s write in fiction and essays about childhood. Authors include Cynthia Kadohata, Gus Lee, Zia Jaffrey, Amy Tan, Kim Ronyoung, Garrett Hongo, Gish Jen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sigrid Nunez and others. SIGNED by David Mura at his contribution, an excerpt from "Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei." Edited and with an introduction by Maria Hong. Includes brief introduction to each selection. Afterword by Stephen H. Sumida. Suggested further readings. 416 pp. ISBN: 0-688112668.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75755
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  • EXTENDED OUTLOOKS: The Iowa Review Collection of Contemporary Women Writers. by Cooper, Jane; Gwen Head, Adalaide Morris, and Marcia Southwick, editors; Sandra M. Gilbert and Carol Muske, signed.
    Cooper, Jane; Gwen Head, Adalaide Morris, and Marcia Southwick, editors; Sandra M. Gilbert and Carol Muske, signed.
    EXTENDED OUTLOOKS: The Iowa Review Collection of Contemporary Women Writers.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Collier Books, (1982). SIGNED first edition - Collects recent short stories, poetry, and critical essays by women, such as Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Margaret Atwood, Carolyn Forche, Linda Pastan, Sharon Olds, Nellie Wong, Tillie Olsen and many others. SIGNED by TWO authors at their poems: Sandra Gilbert at "The Love Sequence" and Carol Muske at "Fairy Tale." Notes on contributors. xvi, 381 pp. ISBN: 0-020496907.

    Condition: Very good in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 75752
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  • GUILT: An Alex Delaware Novel. by Kellerman, Jonathan.
    Kellerman, Jonathan.
    GUILT: An Alex Delaware Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2013.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller featuring psychologist sleuth Alex Delaware and his partner, veteran Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Milo Sturgis. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-679-459618.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75750
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  • BONE RATTLER. by Pattison, Eliot.
    Pattison, Eliot.
    BONE RATTLER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2008. SIGNED first edition - " A Mystery of Colonial America" - the first book in a new series by this author best known for his series set in Tibet - but like that series, this also involves the need to understand different cultures and spirits. "Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. [He] is thrust into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War and finds himself exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties." SIGNED on the title page. 456 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (some toning to the edges of the textblock).

    Book ID: 75749
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  • RICOCHET. by Brown, Sandra.
    Brown, Sandra.
    RICOCHET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Suspense novel featuring Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher, who is assigned to investigate the alleged shooting of a burglar in the home of a high-profile district judge in Savannah, Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. 585 pp. ISBN: 97-0743289337.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards a fine dustjacket with a small cut-out on the front cover revealing a bit of the illustration below.

    Book ID: 75746
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  • THE COLLECTED POEMS OF AMY CLAMPITT. by Clampitt, Amy.
    Clampitt, Amy.
    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF AMY CLAMPITT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Posthumously published collection of poems from the 1983 Kingfisher through A Silence Opens in 1994. Foreword by Mary Jo Salter. Notes, index of first lines and of titles. xxvi, 471 pp. ISBN: 0-375400087.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75743
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • LOT of 4 pieces related to Cleaver's defense fund: 3 brochures and a business card. by Cleaver, Eldridge
    Cleaver, Eldridge
    LOT of 4 pieces related to Cleaver's defense fund: 3 brochures and a business card.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Eldridge Cleaver Legal Defense Fund (1976.). First edition - A small lot of Eldridge Cleaver ephemera, dating from the mid 1970s and slightly later - after he returned from exile in 1975 and was defending himself against the charges of attempted murder dating from the shoot-out in Oakland. Included are 3 brochures: 1. ELDRIDGE CLEAVER AT EXILE'S END by Henry Mitchell, 8 pp including the covers, stapled - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches - black and white photograph of Cleaver and Kathleen Cleaver on front cover, other photographs inside covers. First separate printing of this article, published by the Eldridge Cleaver Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco. 2. THE FBI OPD AND ELDRIDGE CLEAVER by the Friends…

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    San Francisco: Eldridge Cleaver Legal Defense Fund (1976.). First edition - A small lot of Eldridge Cleaver ephemera, dating from the mid 1970s and slightly later - after he returned from exile in 1975 and was defending himself against the charges of attempted murder dating from the shoot-out in Oakland. Included are 3 brochures: 1. ELDRIDGE CLEAVER AT EXILE'S END by Henry Mitchell, 8 pp including the covers, stapled - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches - black and white photograph of Cleaver and Kathleen Cleaver on front cover, other photographs inside covers. First separate printing of this article, published by the Eldridge Cleaver Legal Defense Fund, San Francisco. 2. THE FBI OPD AND ELDRIDGE CLEAVER by the Friends of Eldridge Cleaver, San Francisco, 32 pp including the covers, stapled - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, red white and blue covers, blue text and photographs in the interior. Includes reprints of several newspaper articles about events surrounding the Black Panthers, as well as some matter apparently written specifically for this brochure. Includes much information on the FBI's Cointelpro "war" against the Panthers. Illustrated with many photographs. 3. NOW AVAILABLE : ELDRIDGE CLEAVER. Trifold brochure promoting the 'always provocative' Cleaver as a speaker, plus a plain white business card with Eldridge Cleaver and his address.

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    Condition: All items are just about fine, new and unused -

    Book ID: 75740
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  • FREMONT AND '49: The Story of a Remarkable Career and its Relation to the Exploration and Development of our Western Territory, Especially California. by Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. (1853-1935)
    Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. (1853-1935)
    FREMONT AND '49: The Story of a Remarkable Career and its Relation to the Exploration and Development of our Western Territory, Especially California.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1914. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive study of ohn Charles Fremont and the Western migration to California, by an author who was himself also an explorer (he accompanied Powell on his second voyage down the Colorado River) and artist. Includes information on Fremont's Mariposa estate, the grant he purchased before the discovery of gold. With fifty illustrations (including a full-color frontispiece from a painting by the author) and eight folding maps. Bibliography, index. xxiii, 547 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine in tan cloth illustrated in brown and blue, top edge gilt. A very attractive copy.

    Book ID: 75735
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  • LOOK OUT. by Berry, Wendell.
    Berry, Wendell.
    LOOK OUT.

    Edition: First thus.

    Washington, D.C.: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2003. First edition - A powerful single poem by Berry - a call to action against the Lords of War whose joy lies in the destruction of the earth - printed on a single sheet, 16 1/2 inches tall by 11 inches wide, illustrated with a red and white graphic, printed in black on cream paper. Issued to "mark the first year of Shoemaker & Hoard and their publication of Berry's Citizenship Papers.' No limitation stated, but uncommon.

    Condition: Near fine (slight crease at the bottom edge from being rolled)

    Book ID: 46328
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  • THE FIRM. by Grisham, John.
    Grisham, John.
    THE FIRM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A legal thriller, basis for the Tom Cruise movie of the same name. Grisham's second novel, but the first issued by a major publisher, and the book which catapulted him to fame and best-seller status. 421 pp. ISBN: 0-385-416342.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (prev owner's name on front pastedown, tear to fold of dj and to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 75730
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  • CLUBBED CLASS. by Ronson, Jon.
    Ronson, Jon.
    CLUBBED CLASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Pavillion, (1994). Hardcover first edition - The first book by this Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker. "This is a travel book with a difference. A terrifying , funny, breathtaking journey where Ronson lies and cheats his way around the world, sampling the jet set life that we all deserve but few get to experience" -from South Africa to Las Vegas to the Queen Elizabeth 2. In 2017 on Twitter, Ronson referred to this book as "the child I keep in the attic because I'm so ashamed." 142 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.) Sticker noting that this is distributed by Trafager Square, Vermont, on title page. Clearly they did not distribute a lot of copies in the US since this is quite hard to find, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 75726
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  • THE REST OF THE ROBOTS. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    THE REST OF THE ROBOTS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1964) dj. Hardcover - A book which collects in one volume the eight robot stories which were not included in 'I, Robot,' as well as the two robot novels 'The Caves of Steel' and 'The Naked Sun.' New introduction by Asimov. . xiii, 556 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some wear to top of spine of dj, tear to upper edge back cover, and along fold of front flap)

    Book ID: 75718
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  • VALENTINE. by Somtow, S.P. (Pseudonym of Somtow Sucharitkul)
    Somtow, S.P. (Pseudonym of Somtow Sucharitkul)
    VALENTINE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "The Return to Vampire Junction." SIGNED on the half title page. Dust jacket art by Joe DiVito, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-312851456.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75717
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  • RUNNING BLIND. by Child, Lee.
    Child, Lee.
    RUNNING BLIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 4th novel featuring Jack Reacher, ex-military cop, and the ultimate loner. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-399-146237.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75716
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  • LARK AND TERMITE. by Phillips, Jayne Anne.
    Phillips, Jayne Anne.
    LARK AND TERMITE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Her first book in nine years. Lark & Termite is set during the 1950s in West Virginia and Korea. It is the story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts, and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us." SIGNED on the title page and dated 1-15-09. Dust jacket praise from Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien and Junot Diaz (who calls it "extraordinary . . . luminous . . . it is the best novel I've read all year.) Frontispiece. 254 pp. ISBN: 978-0375401954.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75714
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  • THE SUMMER QUEEN by Vinge, Joan D.
    Vinge, Joan D.
    THE SUMMER QUEEN

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Warner, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to her Hugo winning novel, "The Snow Queen," and a Hugo finalist itself. A massive novel at 671 pp. Striking dust jacket art by Michael Whelan. ISBN: 0-446-513970.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise fine - unusually tight condition for such a thick book)

    Book ID: 75709
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  • THE POETICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE: Volumes II and III. by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1773-1834)
    Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1773-1834)
    THE POETICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE: Volumes II and III.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London & Boston: W. Pickering / Hilliard, Gray & Co, 1835. Hardcover - Joint imprint of Pickering in London and Hilliard, Gray in Boston. J. D. Freeman, Printer. Volume 2 begins with "The Ancient Mariner", Volume 3 contains two long dramatic pieces (Volume 1 is missing). The 1835 reprint of the 1834 Pickering edition, which was the seventh and last edition prepared during the poet's lifetime. 374, 316 pp. respectively. The title pages (and the spines of the books) are illustrated with Pickering's adaptation of the Aldine anchor.

    Condition: Good overall condition in original brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine - some fraying to the ends of the spine and tearing along side of spine of volume 3, front hinge of volume 2 and rear hinge in volume 3 cracked.

    Book ID: 75708
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • SONS OF THE OCEAN DEEPS: A Science Fiction Novel. by Walton, Bryce.
    Walton, Bryce.
    SONS OF THE OCEAN DEEPS: A Science Fiction Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., (1952) dj. Hardcover first edition - A speculative look at exploring the last frontier on earth- the depths of the ocean - and the "terrors of life seven miles under the sea faced by men who fought to save the North American continent from disaster." A title in the classic Winston series of juvenile science fiction, written by some of those who would go on to be among the most respected writers in the genre, and by those with a knowledge of and background in science. Endpaper design by Alex Schomburg. Cecile Matschat and Carl Carmer, series editors. Dust jacket by Paul Orban. Manufacturing Division's file copy with a bookplate on front endpaper.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket - dj has some small chips, a diagonal tear at the bottom edge, overall edgewear and some rubbing, but the original $2.00 price on dj flap. First printing dust jacket with 10 titles listed on the back cover.

    Book ID: 75702
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  • UNCLE WILLY AND OTHER STORIES. Volume One of the Collected Short Stories. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    UNCLE WILLY AND OTHER STORIES. Volume One of the Collected Short Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1958. Hardcover first edition - Collects fifteen stories by this Nobel Laureate, all out of print in England.
    The first book in a projected 3 volume collection of Faulkner's short stories. 320 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in very good- dust jacket (some offsetting to the endpapers, foxing to the top edge of the textblock and to the dj, name on front endpaper.) Despite the flaws, this is a tight, straight copy, with clean pages, original price of 15s net on dj flap.

    Book ID: 75701
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). First edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." James, who was born…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). First edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 75697
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  • THE CAROLINA RICE KITCHEN: The African Connection. by Hess, Karen.
    Hess, Karen.
    THE CAROLINA RICE KITCHEN: The African Connection.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The early history of the rice kitchen is bound to slavery: it was the African slaves who cultivated the rice and cooked it - and even though rice had previously not been a staple of the European plantation owners, it began to appear on the table every day. Includes chapters on pilaus, rice breads, rice casseroles and rice as a staple for invalids. Featured is the complete 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With best wishes to Alice" and dated in 1992 - that is, to Alice Ross, the noted culinary historian, teacher and collector who focused…

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    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The early history of the rice kitchen is bound to slavery: it was the African slaves who cultivated the rice and cooked it - and even though rice had previously not been a staple of the European plantation owners, it began to appear on the table every day. Includes chapters on pilaus, rice breads, rice casseroles and rice as a staple for invalids. Featured is the complete 1901 Carolina Rice Cook Book. An interesting association copy INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "With best wishes to Alice" and dated in 1992 - that is, to Alice Ross, the noted culinary historian, teacher and collector who focused on the "forgotten history" of food and cooking. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-87249666X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some light foxing to fore-edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 75696
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  • SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives. by Laubscher, B. J. F.
    Laubscher, B. J. F.
    SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1938. Hardcover first edition - An ethnological and psychiatrical of the Southeastern Cape Bantu, and especially of the Tembu. The author was a psychiatrist on the staff of the Queenstown Mental Hospital in charge of the native wards. Includes chapters on folklore, burial and wedding customs, male and female initiation ceremonies (which do not include genital mutilation), witchcraft and medicine doctors and more. Illustrated with 17 glossy plates. Index. xv, 347 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by flap)

    Book ID: 75695
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  • LIBERATIONS I - Collection "la poesie la vie." by Buijtenhuijs, Rob (1936-2004)
    Buijtenhuijs, Rob (1936-2004)
    LIBERATIONS I - Collection "la poesie la vie."

    Edition: First printing.

    Paris, France: Editions Saint Germain des Pres (1981). First edition - Uncommon collection of poetry by this Dutch anthropologist and Africanist, who specialized in liberation movements, especially in Chad and Kenya. In French / texte en francais. 67 pp. ISBN: 2-24301663X.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 75693
    Keywords: french language, Poetry
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  • MCSWEENEY'S 24 (Quarterly Concerns, Issue Twenty-Four ) by Eggers, Dave, editor.
    Eggers, Dave, editor.
    MCSWEENEY'S 24 (Quarterly Concerns, Issue Twenty-Four )

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney's, (2007). Hardcover first edition - A double-sided issue,bound dos-a-dos -or with a "Z" binding. The first side - "Trouble" - features short stories by Christopher R. Howard, Joe Meno, Jonathan Ames, Aaron Gwyn, Philippe Soupault and Eric Hanson. The other side is titled "Come Back, Donald Barthelme: A Symposium" with many authors commenting on his work - including Ann Beattie, David Gates, George Saunders, Lawrence Weschler, and more. It also includes two of Barthelme's uncollected stories out of print for more than three decades -'The Bed,' and 'Pages From The Annual Report.' In addition, a tipped-in pamphlet excerpt from Millard Kaufman's 'Bowl of Cherries.' is tipped in at the first side. 125, 79 pp. ISBN: 978-1932416770.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated blue cloth (a hint of fading to the edges of the boards, some creasing to the edge of the tipped in preview excerpt.)

    Book ID: 75690
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  • THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN. by Dexter, Colin.
    Dexter, Colin.
    THE DAUGHTERS OF CAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An Inspector Morse novel, set in Oxford. SIGNED on the title page. Ribbon marker bound in. 295 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-333-630041.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75681
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  • MORE TALES OF PIRX THE PILOT. by Lem, Stanislaw.
    Lem, Stanislaw.
    MORE TALES OF PIRX THE PILOT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Pirx is an astronaut, but a bumbling, if sometimes inspired one - in a world where space travel has become routine, things still sometimes go strangely wrong, and Pirx is assigned to find out why. Five interconnected stories in which robots develop some highly alarming human characteristics. Translated by Louis Iribarne and Michael Kandel. 220 pp. Dust jacket by Jean-Marie Troillard. ISBN: 0-15-1621381.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 75680
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  • ATLANTIS: Three Tales. by Delany, Samuel R.
    Delany, Samuel R.
    ATLANTIS: Three Tales.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press/ University Press of New England, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A short novel and two long short stories which explore "the intricate interdependencies of memory, experience, and self." SIGNED and dated on the title page. 212 pp. ISBN: 0-819552836.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75667
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