Selected New Listings

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  • Phillips, Jane.
    MOJO HAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Trident Press, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel (and best known work) by African-American poet, novelist and civil rights activist - "the story of a light-skinned upper-class young woman from San Francisco who after hearing a record by bluesman Blacksnake Brown seeks him out and becomes embroiled in an ultimately tragic relationship with him." 180 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some discoloration from tape on endpapers, a bit of wear to the ends of the dj spine, but overall tight, straight and clean)

    Book ID: 79006
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  • Benford, Gregory
    JUPITER PROJECT

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, (1975) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first book to be published in hardcover. SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. Dust jacket by Donald Davis. ISBN: 0-8407-64561.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79000
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  • Hodgell, P. C.
    THE DARK OF THE MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1985. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her second fantasy novel, sequel to "God Stalk." INSCRIBED on the title page "to ___ best wishes, P. C. Hodgell." Double-sided map by the author on a separate sheet laid in. 386 pp. Dust jacket art by Michael Mariano. ISBN: 0-689-311710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78998
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  • Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE RAVENS OF BLACKWATER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Volume II of the Domesday Books, the second in a series of historical mysteries set in England during the reign of William the Conqueror in the late 11th century and inspired by actual entries in the Domesday Book. Double page map of Maldon and Essex. INSCRIBED on the title page to another author of historical mysteries "with thanks and admiration." 342 pp,. ISBN: 0-312113307.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78997
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  • Wright, Eric.
    A KILLING CLIMATE: Collected Short Mysteries.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Contains all of this award-winning Canadian writer's short stories, including a locked-room mystery, "An Irish Jig" and several set in the Hudson Bay area. Also included is the first short tale about Charlie Salter, a novella, "The Lady of Shalott," written especially for this book, a checklist of Eric Wright's works and a new introduction by Wright. Number 111 of 225 copies sewn in cloth and SIGNED and numbered by the author on a special preliminary page. Laid in is a separately printed pamphlet, "Lodgings for the Night" by Eric Wright. 211 pp plus colophon. Pamphet has 9 pp. ISBN: 1-885941870.

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

    Book ID: 78995
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  • Marston, Edward (pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE MAD COURTESAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical theater mystery set in Elizabethan England - the fifth in his series featuring Nicholas Bracewell. INSCRIBED on the title page to another author "with all best wishes to a fellow author" and dated in 1993. In addition, this is INSCRIBED by the dedicatee "Barbara, Countess of Scottsdale" - that is Barbara Peters, of Poisoned Pen Press "with best wishes for your mysterius career." 253 pp. ISBN: 0-312-082592.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a bit of rubbing to the corners and folds of the dj).

    Book ID: 78991
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  • Billingham, Mark.
    BLOODLINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel in the dark thriller series featuring Detective Inspector Tom Thorne. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 978-1408700679.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (light toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 78990
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  • Rendell, Ruth,
    A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hutchinson, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of pyschological suspense which explores the different ways in which children, damaged by violence, grow up. SIGNED on the title page. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-09-180101X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78989
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  • Pease, Howard
    THE TATTOOED MAN: A Todd Moran Mystery.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (ca 1950, c 1926.) dj. Hardcover - Originally subtitled "A tale of strange adventures befalling Tod Moran, mess boy of the tramp steamer "Araby" upon his first voyage from San Francisco to Genoa via the Panama Canal. Illustrated with black and white drawings and with great dust jacket art by Lawrence Beall Smith. Uncommon vintage juvenile adventure story by this popular California writer, who was born in Stockton (just down the road from us) and lived an adventurous life himself. 332 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and missing front endpaper, in a good+ dust jacket (remnants of spine sticker, but overall quite attractive.)

    Book ID: 78988
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  • IGITUR. by Mallarme, Stephane; Rendered into English by Jack Hirschman
    Mallarme, Stephane; Rendered into English by Jack Hirschman
    IGITUR.

    Edition: Limited, numbered edition in wrappers.

    Los Angeles: Press of the Pegacycle Lady, 1974. First edition - The first English language translation of this piece by Mallarme, #154 out of 500 numbered copies. Sewn in stiff rust-red paper wrappers with a photo illustration by Wallace Berman pasted on the front cover. 21 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-915148048.

    Condition: Very good overall (some dampstaining in lower gutter, affecting the back cover and several pages - but still an attractive copy)

    Book ID: 78967
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  • CAESAR'S GATE: Poems 1949-50. by Duncan, Robert with paste-ups by Jess.
    Duncan, Robert with paste-ups by Jess.
    CAESAR'S GATE: Poems 1949-50.

    Edition: First thus, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Sand Dollar, 1972. First edition - Collection of poems, including some in the "author's script" which were written in 1955 to illustrate the artist's paste-ups. Most of the book is set in typescript. With a long preface and long epilogue. Illustrated with 23 paste-up by Jess. Sand Dollar / 8 published by Jack Shoemaker at Sand Dollar Press in an edition of 2600 copies, 2000 in wrappers. xlix, 73 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (previous owner's name on first page)

    Book ID: 78965
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Rudge, Mary R. (1928-2014)
    STRUCK LODESTONE: California Bay Area Poets and Others in Poems.

    Edition: Limited edition, stated.

    Oakland, CA: Artists' Resource Center, (1976). First edition - A slim volume of poems dedicated to people in the San Francisco Bay Area and drawings of poets and others, including Allen Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Rosa Parks, Gary Snyder, Anne Rice, Ishmael Reed and more. Rudge, who was named Alameda's Poet Laureate in 2002 (a title she retained until her death) was a tireless advocate for poets, artists, the homeless and those struggling to survive as well as an educator working for peace. She founded numerous poetry organizations and traveled the world as a delegate for the World Congress of Poets, sharing the work of other Bay Area poets wherever she went. She was also well known for her art -…

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    Oakland, CA: Artists' Resource Center, (1976). First edition - A slim volume of poems dedicated to people in the San Francisco Bay Area and drawings of poets and others, including Allen Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti, Rosa Parks, Gary Snyder, Anne Rice, Ishmael Reed and more. Rudge, who was named Alameda's Poet Laureate in 2002 (a title she retained until her death) was a tireless advocate for poets, artists, the homeless and those struggling to survive as well as an educator working for peace. She founded numerous poetry organizations and traveled the world as a delegate for the World Congress of Poets, sharing the work of other Bay Area poets wherever she went. She was also well known for her art - she had several one woman shows of her works in both Mexico and the United States. Almost square format in illustrated silver foil wrappers. Unpaginated (56 pp)

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    Condition: Very near fine. The plain outer wrapper to protect the silver foil wrappers is still present.

    Book ID: 78964
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  • GAME WITHOUT RULES. by Gilbert, Michael.
    Gilbert, Michael.
    GAME WITHOUT RULES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of eleven interlinked short stories featuring two unusual "spy catchers" - former M13 operatives Calder and Behrens now working for JSSIC(E) (the External Branch of the Joint Services Standing Intelligence Committee.) Both men were very quiet, neighbors in a small town in Kent where Daniel Joseph Calder lived with a golden deerhound named Rasselas, and John Calder indulged in his avocation of bee-keeping - and both sometimes silently disappeared for a while. The true first edition of this Queen's Quorum title (preceding the UK edition). Dust jacket praise from such diverse authors as Eudora Welty and Rex Stout. 246 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Spina.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (blank bookplate on front endpaper, a bit of wear to the ends of the dj spine, original price of $4.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 78944
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  • COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS: Twenty-Four Poems By Han-Shan. by Han-shan; Gary Snyder, translator.
    Han-shan; Gary Snyder, translator.
    COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS: Twenty-Four Poems By Han-Shan.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, (2013). Hardcover first edition - A new definite edition of an early work by Snyder originally published in the 1958 issue of The Evergreen Review. This edition includes a preface by Lu Ch'iu-yin, Governor of the T'ai Prefecture and an afterword by Snyder in which he discusses how he came to this work and what it meant to his development as a writer and Buddhist and also an afterword by Michael McPherson on the calligraphy. Also included is a CD with a lecture given on May 11, 2012, at The University of California, reflecting on Chinese poetry, Han Shan, and his continuing work as a poet and translator. Illustrated, square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1619021686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. CD is still sealed in pocket on rear endpaper.

    Book ID: 78935
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  • MY VOCABULARY DID THIS TO ME: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer . by [Spicer, Jack, 1925-1965} Gizzi, Peter and Kevin Killian, editors.
    [Spicer, Jack, 1925-1965} Gizzi, Peter and Kevin Killian, editors.
    MY VOCABULARY DID THIS TO ME: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer .

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive edition of Spicer's work from 1945 to 1965, including some poems being published here for the first time. Winner of the American Book Award for Poetry. Includes an introduction by the editors, and notes on this edition. Bibliography, index of titles and first lines. .xxxi, 465 pp

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78934
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  • AIME CESAIRE: THE COLLECTED POETRY. by Cesaire, Aime, 1931-2008; Translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.
    Cesaire, Aime, 1931-2008; Translated by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith.
    AIME CESAIRE: THE COLLECTED POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated, with a substantial introduction and notes by Clayton Eshleman and Annette Smith. A bilingual edition with the original French and English translation on facing pages. Born in Martinique, Cesaire studied in Paris where he met Leopold Senghor, and "discovered Africa" and began his lifelong dedication to the idea of Negritude. This collection begins with his important first book, written in 1939 upon his return to the Caribbean -Cahier du Retour au Pays Natal -Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. xv, 408 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (one very short edgetear, other light wear and toning to the dj) Uncommon in hardcover and in this condition.

    Book ID: 78933
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  • THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN. by [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    [Whalen, Philip, 1923-2002] Rothenberg, Michael, editor; Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino..
    THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PHILIP WHALEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, (2007). Hardcover first edition - The collected work of this legendary San Francisco Renaissance and Beat poet, arranged chronologically. Whalen, who was also a Buddhist monk, was one of the most creative poets of the San Francisco Renaissance; he was part of the 1955 Six Gallery reading which was one of the most pivotal events in the West Coast Beat. Foreword by Gary Snyder, and introduction by Leslie Scalapino. Includes several appendices - one listing the contents of each of his books when first published, another with a brief biography and bibliography. Index of titles. xli, 871 pp. ISBN: 0-819568597.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78932
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  • RIPRAP and COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS. by Snyder, Gary
    Snyder, Gary
    RIPRAP and COLD MOUNTAIN POEMS.

    Edition: First thus.

    Berkeley, CA: North Point Press, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - First hardcover edition of Snyder's first book of poems, originally only published in paperback. Includes a new afterword by Snyder in which he talks about the influence of Chinese and Japanese poetry on his work and describes this edition as the "fourth incarnation." 67 pp. ISBN: 0-86547-4559.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78926
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  • GARY SNYDER: DIMENSIONS OF A LIFE. by [Snyder, Gary, signed] Halper, Jon, editor.
    [Snyder, Gary, signed] Halper, Jon, editor.
    GARY SNYDER: DIMENSIONS OF A LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of remembrances and writings about Snyder compiled in honor of his 60th birthday - with contributions from sixty-five individuals including Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, Anne Waldman, Clayton Eshleman, Wendell Berry, Jerome Rothenberg, Wes Jackson and scores of others. Photographs. Index. 451 pp plus a final comment "We are still making books" by Clifford Burke. ISBN: 0-87156-6362.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some offsetting to the pastedowns, sunning to spine of dustjacket) Uncommon in the hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 78917
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  • THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 'In May 2001, a group of 26 men. . . attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona through a deadly region known as the Devil's Highway. Only 12 of them would survive.' An eloquent and moving book, SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing of cactus and dated in Davis (CA) in 1998.Index. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-316746711.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78912
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  • Snyder, Gary.
    AXE HANDLES: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Snyder's first collection after winning the Pulitzer prize for 'Turtle Island' in 1974 in the rather uncommon hardcover binding. The title refers to his son ('I am an axe, and my son a handle, soon to be shaping again.') and many of the poems are about family and community. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-86547-1193.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (embossed seal on front endpaper, a hint of foxing to top edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 78911
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • Edwards, Martin.
    THE ARSENIC LABYRINTH.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third novel in his Lake County series, featuring DCI Hannah Scatlett, head of Cumbria's Cold Case Review Team. The title refers to a series of stone tunnels used to remove arsenic from tin ore. SIGNED on the title page. 380 pp. plus 3 pp ads. ISBN: 1-590583280.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 78907
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  • Meynell, Viola (1885-1956)
    A GIRL ADORING.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1928). Hardcover first edition - A novel by this popular English author, who grew up surrounded by writers - the daughter of publishers and writers Wilfred and Alice Thompson Meynell; her brother Francis was one of the driving forces of the Nonesuch Press; an early supporter of D. H. Lawrence, even giving him a room in her country house to use to write, and friends with such diverse authors as Katherine Mansfield, Eric Gill, Hillaire Belloc, Cynthia Asquith and more. 319 pp.

    Condition: Very good (sunning to spine, but otherwise a clean and tight copy), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78904
    Keywords: Women Authors
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  • SLOVENLY PETER (Der Struwwelpeter). Translated Into English Jingles from the Original German by Mark Twain. by Twain, Mark, translator; Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann; Fritz Kredel illustrations adapted from those by Dr. Hoffmann.
    Twain, Mark, translator; Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann; Fritz Kredel illustrations adapted from those by Dr. Hoffmann.
    SLOVENLY PETER (Der Struwwelpeter). Translated Into English Jingles from the Original German by Mark Twain.

    Edition: First printing, a limited edition.

    New York: Marchbanks Press/Limited Editions Club, 1935. Hardcover first edition - Classic and enduringly popular German children's rhymes originally published in 1845. Each portrays the disastrous consequences of misbehavior in a humorous and exaggerated way. In her foreword, Twain's daughter, Clara Clemens describes living with her family in 1891 in a drab flat in Berlin: this translation was a marvelous Christmas present to his three children! In addition to the foreword by Clara Clemens, this includes an introduction by Philip Hofer. A tall, slim book - 34 pp plus colophon, hand-numbered as 719 out of 1500.

    Condition: Very good in original red-morocco-backed pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on spine, lacking the slipcase.

    Book ID: 78901
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  • CRIMES AND SPLENDORS: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach. by [Misrach, Richard] Anne Wilkes Tucker, text. Essay by Rebecca Solnit.
    [Misrach, Richard] Anne Wilkes Tucker, text. Essay by Rebecca Solnit.
    CRIMES AND SPLENDORS: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Bulfinch Press / Little Brown, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive survey of Richard Misrach's epic work-in-progress - The Desert Canto - this also served as the exhibition catalogue for a retrospective organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 2 to August 25, 1996 and in Tucson, Tacoma, Chicago and Honolulu through 1998. "The beauty, mystery, and abuse of the American desert are topics explored by Richard Misrach in his breathtaking Desert Cantos series, one of the most ambitious and innovative photographic projects of our time. Evolving over the course of two decades, the series now comprises eighteen numbered and named subseries, or cantos, and a prologue. With subjects as diverse as…

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    Boston: Bulfinch Press / Little Brown, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive survey of Richard Misrach's epic work-in-progress - The Desert Canto - this also served as the exhibition catalogue for a retrospective organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, from June 2 to August 25, 1996 and in Tucson, Tacoma, Chicago and Honolulu through 1998. "The beauty, mystery, and abuse of the American desert are topics explored by Richard Misrach in his breathtaking Desert Cantos series, one of the most ambitious and innovative photographic projects of our time. Evolving over the course of two decades, the series now comprises eighteen numbered and named subseries, or cantos, and a prologue. With subjects as diverse as a military base in Utah, a man-made flood in California, sublime skies in Arizona, and arts happenings in Nevada, [his] images raise probing and compelling questions about contemporary society's relationship to the desert. Included in this beautifully illustrated book are more than sixty Desert Cantos photographs that have never before been published, as well as some of the artist's best-known and most-admired images." Contains 160 color and 10 black and white illustrations. Text by Anne Wilkes Tucker and an essay "Scapeland" by Rebecca Solnit. Chronology compiled by Lauri Nelson. Large oblong format. 191 pp. ISBN: 0-821222546.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (stamp with previous owner's name, upper corner of back cover slightly bumped, some creasing to top edge of dj).

    Book ID: 78898
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  • HARBOR ME. by Woodson, Jacqueline.
    Woodson, Jacqueline.
    HARBOR ME.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin Random House, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel for middle-grade children by this award-winning author, who served as the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature. "It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat - by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them - everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can…

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    New York: Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin Random House, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel for middle-grade children by this award-winning author, who served as the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature. "It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat - by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them - everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives." SIGNED on the title page. 176 pp. ISBN: 978-0399252525.

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

    Book ID: 78889
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  • GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - Eight Issues: December 1950; April, May, July, August 1951; July, September and October, 1952. by Gold, H. L., editor; Theodore Sturgeon, Isaac Asimov, James Schmitz, John D. MacDonald, Willy Ley and others, contributors.
    Gold, H. L., editor; Theodore Sturgeon, Isaac Asimov, James Schmitz, John D. MacDonald, Willy Ley and others, contributors.
    GALAXY SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE - Eight Issues: December 1950; April, May, July, August 1951; July, September and October, 1952.

    Edition: First printings - digest magazines.

    New York: World Editions Inc 1950-1952. First edition - A set of eight complete issues from the first two years of Galaxy Science Fiction digest, arguably the most influential science fiction magazine of its time, one which brought a new maturity to the stories, and an emphasis on how changes in the future affected people rather than on the technology. Frederik Pohl who worked with Gold and succeeded him as editor said that Gold brought a "sophisticated intellectual subtlety" to magazine science fiction, The magazine published all new and original stories. Among the authors contributing to these issue are James Schmitz. Richard Matheson, John D. MacDonald, Katherine MacLean, Gordon R. Dickson, Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril, Isaac…

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    New York: World Editions Inc 1950-1952. First edition - A set of eight complete issues from the first two years of Galaxy Science Fiction digest, arguably the most influential science fiction magazine of its time, one which brought a new maturity to the stories, and an emphasis on how changes in the future affected people rather than on the technology. Frederik Pohl who worked with Gold and succeeded him as editor said that Gold brought a "sophisticated intellectual subtlety" to magazine science fiction, The magazine published all new and original stories. Among the authors contributing to these issue are James Schmitz. Richard Matheson, John D. MacDonald, Katherine MacLean, Gordon R. Dickson, Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril, Isaac Asimov, Damon Knight and, of course, Willy Ley who contributed a article for each issue. Each is 160 pp, illustrated throughout. Among the notable covers in this group is that be Chesley Bonestall for the May 1951 issue and that of Emsh for the second birthday party issue with caricature portraits of the leading science fiction writers of the day - including Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, Robert A. Heinlein - filling the front and back covers.

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    Condition: All issues are in a solid very good to near fine condition with only minor wear, usual toning to the pages, no mailing labels and bright and attractive covers. Uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 78860
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  • SOME MUST WATCH. by White, Ethel Lina (1876-1944)
    White, Ethel Lina (1876-1944)
    SOME MUST WATCH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1941) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller, originally published in the UK in 1933, which creates an atmosphere of growing terror and suspense. A young girl, who has not been able to speak since childhood, has taken a position as a "lady help" in a remote mansion and finds herself threatened by a killer who has a penchant for strangling handicapped young women. Basis for several films including the classic 1946 RKO suspense movie, THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, and Elsa Lanchester. 319 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in maroon cloth in a like dustjacket. The book is missing the front free endpaper, has a slanted spine and somewhat bumped corners, rear hinge cracking. The dustjacket has significant edgewear, some minor loss at the ends of the spine, rubbing and wear to the folds, original price of 2.00 still present. A flawed, but still readable and possibly restorable copy of a very scarce book in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78819
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  • SONGS AND HEROES. by Jeffers, Robinson; edited by Robert J. Brophy.
    Jeffers, Robinson; edited by Robert J. Brophy.
    SONGS AND HEROES.

    Edition: Limited, numbered first edition.

    Los Angeles: Arundel Press, 1988. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 22 early poems, not previously published and written around 1912. The title comes from a 1912 letter by Jeffers to his sister Una. No. 21 of 200 numbered copies on Frankfurt paper. Printed by Patrick Reagh, binding by Bela Blau, on Frankfort paper. 33 pp plus notes and colophon.

    Condition: Fine in light brown cloth with paper labels on the spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 76695
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  • TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES. by Watts, Peter.
    Watts, Peter.
    TEN MONKEYS, TEN MINUTES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Edmonton, AB: Tesseract Books / The Books Collective, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book, first collection of short stories, including one written especially for this book - nine stories which journey to the depths of the ocean floor with genetically engineered human beings (A Niche), and which "push the boundaries of life with a scientist obsessed with death, watch as sentient gaseous entities offer destruction and salvation to the human race" and more. Before turning to writing science fiction, Watts spent 15 years as a marine biologist. SIGNED on the title page. 167 pp plus publication history and 2 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-89583676X.

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

    Book ID: 76404
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  • LE SAUVAGE NOBLE. by Box, C. J., introduction by James Crumley, illustrated by Phil Parks.
    Box, C. J., introduction by James Crumley, illustrated by Phil Parks.
    LE SAUVAGE NOBLE.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Clarkston, Michigan and Mission Viejo, California: A.S.A.P. 2007. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait and three tipped in plates by Phil Park (tissue guard before frontispiece), introduction by James Crumley. #L of 26 lettered copies SIGNED by Box, James Crumley and Phil Parks. Bound in tan leather covered boards with dark brown lettering stamped on spine and cover and a color plate on the cover. Both the book and a metal medallion with a red, white and blue ribbon are packaged in a tan leather covered clamshell box. 47 pp. ISBN: 1-892011425.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine clamshell box

    Book ID: 71701
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  • CROSSED TRAILS: The American Adventure Series #1 by Trent, Margaret.
    Trent, Margaret.
    CROSSED TRAILS: The American Adventure Series #1

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover first edition - The first book in the short-lived American Adventure Series (just 3 titles, all issued in 1932), which related "the adventurous travels of Modern Youth along the highways and byways of this land of ours." This book follows the adventures of two young girls, who travel with the well-to-do parents of one of them, by automobile across the United States - a vivid picture of the difficulties of automobile travel at that time, with the roads often barely existing, but a new breed of "tourists" just beginning to make their influence felt. At the same time, a young boy is working his way across the country, hitchhiking when he can…

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    New York: A. L. Burt, (1932). Hardcover first edition - The first book in the short-lived American Adventure Series (just 3 titles, all issued in 1932), which related "the adventurous travels of Modern Youth along the highways and byways of this land of ours." This book follows the adventures of two young girls, who travel with the well-to-do parents of one of them, by automobile across the United States - a vivid picture of the difficulties of automobile travel at that time, with the roads often barely existing, but a new breed of "tourists" just beginning to make their influence felt. At the same time, a young boy is working his way across the country, hitchhiking when he can - and their paths intersect often - hence the title. While this book suffers in places from the usual stereotypical attitudes of the time, it is an interesting story, with some vivid descriptions of both the scenery and the people, and it is a shame that this series did not survive. Glossy frontispiece, green and white illustrated endpapers. 256 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth (a bit of spine slant), no dust jacket. Very hard to find.

    Book ID: 67795
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  • IN A GREEN NIGHT: Poems 1948-1960 by Walcott, Derek.
    Walcott, Derek.
    IN A GREEN NIGHT: Poems 1948-1960

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - The uncommon first major collection of poems, and the first to be published in the UK, by this Caribbean writer (born in Santa Lucia) who later went on to win the Nobel prize for literature, and many other awards. 79 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (shelfwear to bottom of boards, rubbing to the dj, original price of 12s, 6d still present.)

    Book ID: 66890
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  • THE BOY ORATOR. by Daugherty, Tracy.
    Daugherty, Tracy.
    THE BOY ORATOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's third novel, fourth book, set in Texas and Oklahoma in the early 1900s through World War I - an account of those trying to find justice for workers and the poor, of those opposed to war, and of the violent rise of the Knights of Liberty and the abuses of the Espionage Act. SIGNED on the title page. 249 pp. ISBN: 0-87074433X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78818
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  • THE PROCESSION OF THE ZODIAC: Twelve Month-Poems, Twelve Month-Drawings. by Johnson, Margaret; Jessie McDermott, illustrator,
    Johnson, Margaret; Jessie McDermott, illustrator,
    THE PROCESSION OF THE ZODIAC: Twelve Month-Poems, Twelve Month-Drawings.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: D. Lothrop And Company, (1886). Hardcover first edition - Each sign of the Zodiac has a poem by Johnson and an engraved plate by Jessie McDermott. Frontispiece with tissue guard by E. P. Hayden, who also provided the vignettes for each sign. 53 pp plus 2 final illustrations. Rather uncommon and lots of vintage appeal.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated boards - some rubbing and wear to the covers, tidemarks in the margins of a few pages, previous owner's name in pencil.

    Book ID: 78810
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED. by Iselin, Josie
    Iselin, Josie
    THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical…

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    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical shapes." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography and sources, index. vii, 253 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 978-1597144827.

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    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated boards with embossed gold lettering.

    Book ID: 78803
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  • SLEUTHS OF THE CENTURY. by [Anthology, signed] Breen, Jon L. and Ed Gorman, editors. Sara Paretsky, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Breen, Jon L. and Ed Gorman, editors. Sara Paretsky, signed.
    SLEUTHS OF THE CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A massive anthology which spans the entire 20th century starting with Jacques Futrelle ("The Phantom Motor" in 1905) followed by stories from classic writers like G. K. Chesterton, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, and Agatha Christie as well as contemporary authors including Sharyn McCrumb, Walter Mosley, Ed McBain, Lawrence Block, P. D. James, and Ruth Rendell. Other authors represented are Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, Tony Hillerman, Rex Stout, Donald E. Westlake, and John D. MacDonald and more.SIGNED by contributor Sara Paretsky on the title page. Introduction by Jon L. Breen. 579 pp. ISBN: 0-786707097.

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

    Book ID: 78791
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  • IRON ORCHARD. by Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    Pendleton, Tom (pseudonym of Edmund Pendleton Van Zandt Jr.)
    IRON ORCHARD.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018…

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    London: Collins, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's award-winning first novel, an epic story which begins in the thirties with Jim McNeely heading on foot from his hometown to begin a new life as a roustabout in the Permian Basin. He's not quite twenty, already orphaned, and has little more than the threadbare suit on his back. When he arrives at the Dead Lake man camp, he is subjected to the violent, brutal reality of the occupation, but even though he learns to survive there, he has bigger dreams. Sometimes referred to as "the wildcatter's Bible" this was published by Van Zandt under a pseudonym, since he was from a prominent Forth Worth family. Basis for the 2018 independent film of the same name, featuring the author's son, actor Ned Van Zandt and directed by Ty Roberts. 412 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (some small holes to the front cover of the dj, minor edgewear - original price of 30s still present).

    Book ID: 78790
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  • GRIM JOURNEY. by Birney, Hoffman.
    Birney, Hoffman.
    GRIM JOURNEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late…

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    New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1934. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized account of one of the most tragic episodes of the Overland Trail: "The story of the adventures of the emigrating company Known as the Donner Party, which, in the year 1846, vrossed the plains from Independence, Missouri, to California. With an account of their sufferings upon the desert of the Great Salt Lake and their final tragic fate when many suffered death on the headwaters of the Truckee River in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The narrative from the lips of a survivor, Mr. Eddy, late of Illinois, who lost wife and children by a horrible fate, and who participated in the rescue of his late companions of the migration." Includes the four page "Roll of the Donner Party." Author's note. vii, 275 pp. Map endpapers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (price-clipped) - uncommon in this condition.

    Book ID: 78789
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  • SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake. by Dyl, Joanna L.
    Dyl, Joanna L.
    SEISMIC CITY: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A detailed study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, one which examines the decades leading up to the catastrophic event and the city's recovery from it. In their zeal to rebuild, leaders of the city downplayed the risks and took actions which increased the danger going forward. A book which combines urban environmental history and disaster studies and shows how the crisis and subsequent rebuilding reflect the interplay of natural and human influences that have shaped San Francisco. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. A title in the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series. Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, index. xvii, 355 pp. ISBN: 978-0295742465.

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

    Book ID: 78788
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  • THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II. by Wright, Major B. C., Military Historian, compiled by.
    Wright, Major B. C., Military Historian, compiled by.
    THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II.

    Edition: 2nd printing (just one month after the first) - large trade paperback.

    Tokyo: Printed in Occupied Japan by Toppan Printing Company Ltd, 1947. Double page color map inside front covers..Includes information on the top commanders, the Admiralty campaign, the Leyte-Samar campaign, the Luzon campaign and more. Maps, Black and white photographs throughout. xxii, 245 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (tape repairs to front cover and spine, contents in good condition)

    Book ID: 78784
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  • THE MARXISM OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE. by [Sartre, Jean-Paul] Desan, Wilfrid.
    [Sartre, Jean-Paul] Desan, Wilfrid.
    THE MARXISM OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An analysis of Sartre's 'Critique de la Raison Dialeticque" - a title mostly unavailable in English at the time this was published - but one which Desan believes is "equally important and far more inaccessible even to the reader of French because of the obscurity of its style. He begins with a description of the evolution of Sartre's social thought to its mature expression in the Critique, discussing those elements in Marx and in Hegel that he considers important for the understanding of Sartre. Then he proceeds to an examination of the introduction to the Critique, published in this country under the title A Search for Method, and…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An analysis of Sartre's 'Critique de la Raison Dialeticque" - a title mostly unavailable in English at the time this was published - but one which Desan believes is "equally important and far more inaccessible even to the reader of French because of the obscurity of its style. He begins with a description of the evolution of Sartre's social thought to its mature expression in the Critique, discussing those elements in Marx and in Hegel that he considers important for the understanding of Sartre. Then he proceeds to an examination of the introduction to the Critique, published in this country under the title A Search for Method, and thence to the core of the book." INSCRIBED on the title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Bibliography, index, xiii, 320 pp. Dust jacket design by Ben Shahn.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (some rubbing to the folds of the dj).

    Book ID: 78783
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  • A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R.
    Craig, Philip R.
    A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1989.) dj. Hardcover - The first Martha's Vineyard mystery introducing Jeff (J.W.). Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-684-195526.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a tight copy, appears unread, but with a remainder line.) Uncommon in any hardcover edition.

    Book ID: 78767
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  • Kellerman, Jonathan.
    WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, which introduced psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. Winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. Basis for the movie of the same name. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-689-115199.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - not quite a perfect copy, but close to it.

    Book ID: 77893
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  • HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES: A Memoir. by Jones, Saeed.
    Jones, Saeed.
    HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and a NY Times Notable book selection. A powerful coming-of-age memoir by this award-winning poet. It "tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. . . Each piece builds into a larger examination of race and queerness, power and vulnerability, love and grief: a portrait of what we all do for one another and to one another as we fight to become ourselves." SIGNED on the title page. 192 pp. ISBN: 978-1501132735.

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

    Book ID: 78751
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  • ABROAD. by Crouch, Katie.
    Crouch, Katie.
    ABROAD.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2014). SIGNED first edition - A novel described as "a parable of modern girlhood, full of longing and reckless behavior" The old Etruscan city of Grifonia is "filled with dangerous secrets of many kinds: ancient, eternal, infernal - as it swarms with year-abroad students - thousands of them from all over. Ostensibly, they've come to study. But really they are here to reinvent themselves, to shuck their identities and buck constraints far from the watchful eyes of parents and others who know them too well. There's a reason Henry James's young ladies went to Europe with chaperones. Today's young ladies don't." SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp plus author's note.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. Publisher's material laid in. Uncommon advance issue and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 78731
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  • TAKE MY BREATH AWAY. by Edwards, Martin.
    Edwards, Martin.
    TAKE MY BREATH AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Allison & Busby, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A psychological thriller featuring lawyer turned writer Nic Gabriel and the young lawyer Roxanne Wade. INSCRIBED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-749005181.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78724
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  • FATAL ENQUIRY. by Thomas, Will.
    Thomas, Will.
    FATAL ENQUIRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's sixth novel - one which reintroduces Victorian private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn. SIGNED on the title page.Historical note. 293 pp. ISBN: 978-1250041043.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78713
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  • ONE MAN'S OWL. by Heinrich, Bernd.
    Heinrich, Bernd.
    ONE MAN'S OWL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of one great horned owl "Bubo" - rescued by the author when it was too young to fly and how it grew into an independent hunter - and how the author and the owl came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods. But his book is more than just a chronicle of one birdL it is also a series of thoughts on the natural world and its importance to us. INSCRIBED on the half title page to noted collector Larry Owens and dated in 1995. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. References, index. x, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-69108470X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 78708
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  • A NECESSARY END. by Fraser, Anthea.
    Fraser, Anthea.
    A NECESSARY END.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Collins / Crime Club, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second police procedural featuring Chief Inspector David Webb. SIGNED on the title page. 175 pp. ISBN: 0-002319756.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small spot to bottom edge of textblock, a bit of rubbing to dj)

    Book ID: 78700
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  • UPON A DARK NIGHT. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    UPON A DARK NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the award-winning series featuring Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad in Bath, England. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dustjacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 78671
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  • FIRST AND LAST. by Lardner, Ring.
    Lardner, Ring.
    FIRST AND LAST.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. dj. Hardcover - A very early printing of this posthumously published collection of Lardner's humorous writings, edited and with a preface by Gilbert Seldes. From the dust jacket "Ring Lardner illustrated in his own person the efficacy of laughter as a buckler against fate." 1934 date on title page, original price of $2.50 on dust jacket, but no A on the copyright page. 377 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (bookplate on front endpaper, the usual severe fading to the boards, and some overall rubbing and light edgewear to the dustjacket, but still a sturdy, straight copy in an attractive example of the uncommon dj)

    Book ID: 78662
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  • TWO BOYS IN SOUTH-AMERICAN JUNGLES Or Railroading on the Madeira-Mamore. by Jekyll, Grace B.
    Jekyll, Grace B.
    TWO BOYS IN SOUTH-AMERICAN JUNGLES Or Railroading on the Madeira-Mamore.

    Edition: Fourth printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from…

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    New York: Dutton, (1938, c 1929) dj. Hardcover - Uncommon novel for older children and young adults written by the wife of a member of the engineering firm - May, Jekyll and Randolph - who were contracted by the wealthy American entrepreneur Percival Farquahar to build the line from the Bolivian border to Porto Velho. As she notes in the preface "day by day, for months, I witnessed its construction." Construction of this now long abandoned Madeira-Mamore Railroad took almost 6 years, from 1907 to 1912, and it became known as the Devil's Railroad because of the thousands of deaths of construction worker. This book tells the story of "two brothers in search of fortune and fame, travel from New York to Porto Velho, 1,700 miles up the Amazon & Madeira Rivers beyond the last outposts of civilization. The path of adventure takes one of boys to the front line camps, where he has many startling and unusual experiences with poisonous snakes and Indians and is kept captive by a white man on his rubber plantation. "Illustrated with "strong black and white drawings" by Beth Krebs Morris (a frontispiece and 7 internal plates) ix, 167 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edge and some small chips to the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 78640
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  • COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS. by Tristam, W. Outram.
    Tristam, W. Outram.
    COACHING DAYS AND COACHING WAYS.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York & London: Macmillan, 1903. Hardcover - A survey of life and travel on the Great Roads of England - the Bath Road, the Brighton Road, the Dover Road, and more - whether in the lumbering vehicles of the 17th century or in the light faster coaches of the early 1800s. Profusely illustrated with drawings by Hugh Thomson and Herbert Railton. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Originally published in 1888, this is apparently the first edition in the Macmillan's Illustrated Pocket Classics series. Top edge gilt. A small volume. 376 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with gilt lettering and decorations on front cover and spine (some rubbing to lettering on spine, previous owner's name, offsetting to endpapers)

    Book ID: 78633
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  • SINGLE SOURCE: The Early Poems [1934-1940] by Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
    Everson, William (Brother Antoninus)
    SINGLE SOURCE: The Early Poems [1934-1940]

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Oyez, (1966) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes all of the poems in three of the earliest works of Everson: These Are the Ravens (1935), San Joaquin (1939); and The Masculine Dead (1942). Introduction by Robert Duncan. One of only 1000 copies in an edition designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh. Second state with the spelling of "language" corrected on p ix. SIGNED by Everson on the title page. xii, 105 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a bit of wear to the ends of the spine dj, and the side of the spine, very short closed tear to upper edge)

    Book ID: 78627
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  • TURTLE ISLAND by Snyder, Gary
    Snyder, Gary
    TURTLE ISLAND

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: New Directions, (c. 1974.). SIGNED hardcover - Woodcut illustrations by Michael Corr. Winner of the Putitzer Prize for poetry - according to Snyder because it was "the only book that was quite that gutsy ..jumping-in-with-all-fours, taking a stand on things." Snyder explains in his introductory note that 'Turtle Island - the old/new name for the continent, based on many creation myths of the people who have been here for millenia, and reapplied by some of the them to 'North America' in recent years.' SIGNED on the title page. A copy which was printed on demand. 114 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-05460.

    Condition: Fine in navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78616
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  • THIS TENDER LAND. by Krueger, William Kent.
    Krueger, William Kent.
    THIS TENDER LAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand alone novel set during the Great Depression by this award-winning writer. "1932, Minnesota - the Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie OBanion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendents wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own." SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 450 pp. ISBN: 978-1476749297.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78607
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  • CUDDY - PLUS ONE. by Healy, Jeremiah.
    Healy, Jeremiah.
    CUDDY - PLUS ONE.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers 2003. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Numbered and SIGNED on a special limitation page - #169 of an edition of 250 copies. Includes thirteen previously uncollected short stories featuring Boston private investigator John Francis Cuddy. The "plus one" is a pamphlet with the short story, "The Safest Little Town in Texas" laid in. Sources. 272 pp., 12 pp pamphlet. ISBN: 1-885941943.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth in a fine dust jacket; pamphlet is fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 78604
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  • THE GHOST ORCHID. by Goodman, Carol.
    Goodman, Carol.
    THE GHOST ORCHID.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award winning author's fourth novel, a story of literary suspense which weaves together the past and the present - "Ellis Brooks, a first-time novelist, has come to Bosco to write a book based on Aurora and the infamous summer of 1893, when wealthy, powerful Milo Latham brought the notorious medium Corinth Blackwell to the estate to help his wife contact three of the couples children, lost the winter before in a diphtheria epidemic. But when a seance turned deadly, Corinth and her alleged accomplice, Tom Quinn, disappeared, taking with them the Lathams only surviving child." Ellis becomes convinced that the true story is even darker. SIGNED on the title page. 336 pp. ISBN: 0-345462130.

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

    Book ID: 78603
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  • THE CONCISE CUDDY: A Collection of John Francis Cuddy Stories. by Healy, Jeremiah.
    Healy, Jeremiah.
    THE CONCISE CUDDY: A Collection of John Francis Cuddy Stories.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, Virginia: Crippen & Landru Publishers 1998. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Numbered and SIGNED on a special limitation page - #149 of an edition of 250 copies. Collects seventeen short stories about John Francis Cuddy with settings ranging from rural Maine, to Boston's mean streets, to a highway on the way to Florida, and characters who may be homeless or living in penthouses, and cases that run the gamut from brutal murder to a missing parakeet. Includes another story - "City Life" in a small pamphlet in rear pocket. 292 pp., 10 pp pamphlet. ISBN: 1-885941285.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth in a fine dust jacket; pamphlet is fine in stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 78602
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  • GRAND STREET, SUMMER 1984, Volume 3, Number 4. by Sonnenberg, Ben, editor. William Gass, signed.
    Sonnenberg, Ben, editor. William Gass, signed.
    GRAND STREET, SUMMER 1984, Volume 3, Number 4.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Street Press, 1984. SIGNED first edition - A literary journal which is "straight from the jagged edge of the imagination. Fiction, art, poetry, science, travel, photography. Expect the unexpected." This issue features "Gulp" a story by William Gass. Also includes fiction and poetry by Penelope Gilliat, Mary Jo Salter, Allen Grossman, Kenneth Koch and many more. INSCRIBED by Gass at his story to noted collector Larry Owens.. Notes on contributors, ads. Square format. 232 pp. ISBN: 0-39330826X.

    Condition: Very near fine in green wrappers. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 78596
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  • CHRISTIE MALRY'S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY. by Johnson, B.S. (Bryan Stanley Johnson, 1933-73)
    Johnson, B.S. (Bryan Stanley Johnson, 1933-73)
    CHRISTIE MALRY'S OWN DOUBLE-ENTRY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The last novel published before his death by this "most original of the English experimental writers of his generation. Combining a bellicose avant-gardism with pointed social concerns, he won the praise of critics and fellow writers as well as a readership not usually gained by a literary maverick. [This] is Johnson's most broadly humorous book, though his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. He encounters the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping and adapts them in his own dramatic fashion to settle his account with society. Under the column headed 'Aggravation' for…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The last novel published before his death by this "most original of the English experimental writers of his generation. Combining a bellicose avant-gardism with pointed social concerns, he won the praise of critics and fellow writers as well as a readership not usually gained by a literary maverick. [This] is Johnson's most broadly humorous book, though his humor has a bite. Christie is a simple man. His job in a bank puts him next to but not in possession of money. He encounters the principles of Double-Entry Bookkeeping and adapts them in his own dramatic fashion to settle his account with society. Under the column headed 'Aggravation' for offenses received from society (the unpleasantness of the bank manager is the first on an ever-growing list), debit Christie; under 'Recompense,' for offenses given back (scratching the faade of an office block), credit Christie. All accounts are to be settled in full, and they are in the most alarming way." Basis for the 2002 film of the same name. 180 pp plus "the final reckoning.". ISBN: 0-670220132.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some small chips at the ends of the dj spine, original price of 5.95 still present) .

    Book ID: 78592
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  • NEON MIRAGE by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    NEON MIRAGE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel featuring Nathan Heller, ex-cop turned private investigator set in 1946 as rival factions are fighting for control on gambling nationwide and Bugsy Siegel begins the transformation of Las Vegas. SIGNED on the title page. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312014848.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78591
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  • WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS. by Lopez. Rafael.
    Lopez. Rafael.
    WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2018) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautifully illustrated adaptation of the spiritual "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," saluting the lives of all young people. SIGNED by Lopez on the title page. Large square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1338177367.

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

    Book ID: 78581
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  • THE LAST ROMANTICS. by Conklin, Tara.
    Conklin, Tara.
    THE LAST ROMANTICS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a story of family and the bonds that hold them together. "When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. . . Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2019). SIGNED first edition - The author's second novel, a story of family and the bonds that hold them together. "When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. . . Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices theyve made." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018 (that is, before publication) 352 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78578
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  • TRACK OF THE CAT. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    TRACK OF THE CAT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder in the Guadalupe mountains of West Texas. The author's second book and her first mystery, introducing park ranger Anna Pigeon. (Barr was a National Parks ranger herself at the time she wrote this book.) Winner of the Anthony and Agatha awards for best first mystery. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-380-721643.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78575
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  • CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War. by Franklin, H. Bruce
    Franklin, H. Bruce
    CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which traces the history of the United States as a military power from the end of World War II to today by a former Air Force navigator and intelligence officer. It "is essential reading for anyone who wonders how America ended up where it is today: with a deeply divided and disillusioned populace, led by a dysfunctional government, and mired in unwinnable wars. It also finds startling parallels between Americas foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs, notes, index. 313 pp. ISBN: 978-1978800915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 78572
    Keywords: History: USA, military
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  • CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War. by Franklin, H. Bruce
    Franklin, H. Bruce
    CRASH COURSE: From the Good War to the Forever War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (2018). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which traces the history of the United States as a military power from the end of World War II to today by a former Air Force navigator and intelligence officer. It "is essential reading for anyone who wonders how America ended up where it is today: with a deeply divided and disillusioned populace, led by a dysfunctional government, and mired in unwinnable wars. It also finds startling parallels between Americas foreign military exploits and the equally brutal tactics used on the home front to crush organized labor, antiwar, and civil rights movements." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, notes, index. 313 pp. ISBN: 978-1978800915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 78571
    Keywords: History: USA, military
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  • THE SNARL OF THE BEAST. by Daly, Carroll John.
    Daly, Carroll John.
    THE SNARL OF THE BEAST.

    Edition: First or very early edition.

    New York: Edward J. Clode, Inc., (1927). Hardcover - A novel originally published in serial form in Black Mask Magazine in 1927, this is considered to be the first hard-boiled detective novel, preceding Chandler and Hammett. Introduced private detective Race Williams. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-060974354.

    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth - from a lending library with a few stamps, front flap of dj pasted inside front cover, a bit of loss to the cloth at the top of the spine. Despite the flaws this is a sturdy and tight copy of a rather hard to find vintage edition.

    Book ID: 78570
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  • QUERELLE OF BREST. by Genet, Jean.
    Genet, Jean.
    QUERELLE OF BREST.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Anthony Blond, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - First English language edition of Genet's classic novel, originally published in French in 1947. Set in the port town of Brest, where "the idea of murder frequently evokes the idea of the sea and seafarers." Georges Querelle, a young sailor at large in Brest, is a bisexual thief, prostitute and serial killer who manipulates and even kills his lovers. Basis for the 1982 film "Querelle" directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Translated by Gregory Streatham and published as part of a uniform edition of Genet's works. 320 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (lower corner of dj flap clipped and new price of $7.50 stamped on upper corner for the US market.)

    Book ID: 78567
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  • THE BOOK OF SPIES: An Anthology of Literary Espionage. by Furst, Alan, editor.
    Furst, Alan, editor.
    THE BOOK OF SPIES: An Anthology of Literary Espionage.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Modern Library, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of eleven classic espionage stories by Eric Ambler, Anthony Burgess, Joseph Conrad, Maxim Gorky, Graham Greene, John Le Carre, W. Somerset Maugham, Charles McCarry, Baroness Orczy, John Steinbeck and Rebecca West. Edited and with an introduction by Alan Furst. INSCRIBED by Furst on the title page. xi, 374 pp. ISBN: 0-67964251X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78560
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  • THE GOD MACHINE. by Caidin, Martin.
    Caidin, Martin.
    THE GOD MACHINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early techno-thriller - "A novel about an electronic brain that decides to take over the world" and the first step is to have the men under its control kill the mathematician Steve Rand, who has spent his entire working life devoted to project 79. 316 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, tape ghosts and some spine slant, in a good dust jacket (spine label)

    Book ID: 78544
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  • A SECOND CENSUS OF FINNEGAN'S WAKE. An Index of the Characters and Their Roles Revised and Expanded from the First Census. by [Joyce, James] Glasheen, Adaline
    [Joyce, James] Glasheen, Adaline
    A SECOND CENSUS OF FINNEGAN'S WAKE. An Index of the Characters and Their Roles Revised and Expanded from the First Census.

    Edition: First thus.

    Northwestern University Press, 1963. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes the foreword to the 1956 First Census by Richard Ellman, a significantly expanded synopsis and a chart of "Who is Who". Thornton Wilder called this "indispensable" for all students of James Joyce's complex novel. lxvi, 285 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper, a few light foxing spots on endpapers, some rubbing to the dj) Overall a tight and clean copy. Original price of $7.50 still present.

    Book ID: 78536
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  • ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE FOR 1917. by [Anthology] Braithwaite, William Stanley, editor. (Carl Sandberg, Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound and others, contributors.)
    [Anthology] Braithwaite, William Stanley, editor. (Carl Sandberg, Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound and others, contributors.)
    ANTHOLOGY OF MAGAZINE VERSE FOR 1917.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Gomme & Marshall, 1915. Hardcover first edition - In addition to including works by many poets: Sara Teasdale, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Robert Frost, Carl Sandberg, Edgar Lee Masters, Conrad Aiken, Joyce and Aline Kilmer, Ezra Pound, John Reed and Amy Lowell, to name only a few - this book is also a yearbook of poetry for Oct 1916 to Nov 1917 and it includes information on poetry books published that year, the contributors, and on magazines which publish poetry. Introduction by Braithwaite, an African American poet himself, and the foremost American poetry anthologist of his time. Biographical notes on contributors, index of first lines. xxvii, 412 pp.

    Condition: Good condition - rubbing to the edges of the boards and corners, but overall tight and clean. Previous owner's name on front endpaper.

    Book ID: 78534
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE NIGHT WATCHMAN by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    THE NIGHT WATCHMAN

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2020). First edition - A novel based on the life of her grandfather who worked as a night watchman and who, in 1953, carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue of an important novel.

    Book ID: 78530
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  • THE DARK SNOW and Other Mysteries. by Dubois, Brendan.
    Dubois, Brendan.
    THE DARK SNOW and Other Mysteries.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Norfolk, VA: Crippen & Landru, Publishers, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of eleven short stories, one which won the Shamus award and three which were nominated for the Edgar Award. One of 225 copies SIGNED and NUMBERED by the author on a special limitation page. Includes a new introduction by DuBois and a complete checklist of his works. Laid in is a seperately printed 9 page pamphlet, "By the Light of the Loon" by DuBois. 208 pp. plus colophon and 4 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-88594182X.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth in a fine dust jacket. The pamphlet is fine in light blue stapled wrappers..

    Book ID: 78523
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  • THE DESCENDANTS. by Hemmings, Kaui Hart.
    Hemmings, Kaui Hart.
    THE DESCENDANTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel (second book), set in Hawaii, "about an unconventional family forced to come together and re-create its own legacy. Matthew King was once considered one of the most fortunate men in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors were financially and culturally progressiveone even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of the states largest landowners. Now his luck has changed." Basis for the 2011 Oscar winning film of the same name. 283 pp. ISBN: 978-1400066339.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a little bit of crinkling due to a binding flaw to the front endpapers)

    Book ID: 78492
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  • THE LINDEN MURDERS: UNSOLVED! by Brown, William F. Jr.
    Brown, William F. Jr.
    THE LINDEN MURDERS: UNSOLVED!

    Edition: 8th printing, a small trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Batavia, NY: Hodgins Printing, (1988, c 1984.). First edition - An account of five brutal murders in the tiny hamlet of Linden in Genesee County, New York, between 1917-1924 by a local author who was personally familiar with the area. Murders which were never solved. This book also provides a picture of the birth of a modern state police force, and of changing times even in rural areas. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Although this has been reprinted several times, it remains difficult to find in any printing. 160 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy black wrappers with red and white lettering.

    Book ID: 78458
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  • STARSCAPE 2002: The Journey Begins Now. Folder with promotional material. by Card, Orson Scott; Joan Aiken, Robert Jordan, Steven Gould, Jane Yolen and others.
    Card, Orson Scott; Joan Aiken, Robert Jordan, Steven Gould, Jane Yolen and others.
    STARSCAPE 2002: The Journey Begins Now. Folder with promotional material.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, 2002. First edition - An illustrated folder with promotional material to introduce a new line of fantasy and science fiction books for younger readers - the Starscape imprint. Included in the folder are 12 cards on heavy glossy stock showing the cover art for such classics as Ender's Game by Card, Jumper by Steven Gould and The Garden Behind the Moon by Howard Pyle. Publication info is given on verso of each card. Also included is a brochure, a letter from the publisher and other sheets with publication information. Uncommon, attractive and interesting both for science fiction collectors and those interested in the history of publishing.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 78450
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  • OUT WEST ON THE OVERLAND TRAIN: Across-The-Continent Excursion with Leslie's Magazine in 1877, And Overland Trip in 1967. by Reinhardt, Richard.
    Reinhardt, Richard.
    OUT WEST ON THE OVERLAND TRAIN: Across-The-Continent Excursion with Leslie's Magazine in 1877, And Overland Trip in 1967.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: The American West Publishing Co., (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - "For five months, Frank Leslie and his ''Excursion to the Pacific'' traveled by private railroad car. They stopped over in Chicago, Cheyenne, Denver, Salt Lake City, Virginia City, and San Francisco. They peeked into gambling casinos, opium dens, and mining camps; banqueted with Comstock silver kings and reported every detail of their trip to readers of the newspaper." This is the first time the story has been assembled book form, complete with the original drawings from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. In addition this trip has been coupled with an account of the same journey by an American writer 90 years later. Footnotes (at end), index. Large format, a heavy book. 207 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good first issue dustjacket with the original pre-publication price of $10.50 in the corner of the dj flap (some toning to textblock edges, chip to front cover of dj) .

    Book ID: 78449
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  • DRACULA. by Stoker, Bram.
    Stoker, Bram.
    DRACULA.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: The Heritage Press, (1968). Hardcover - Handsome edition of this classic vampire novel, with an introduction by Anthony Boucher. Illustrated with wood engravings by Felix Hoffman. xi, 410 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good slipcase (front hinge cracking, slipcase is still sturdy but has some rubbing to the corners, and on one side)

    Book ID: 78448
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  • WILD FIRE. by Cleeves, Ann.
    Cleeves, Ann.
    WILD FIRE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2018). SIGNED ephemera, hardcover first edition - The final novel in the Shetland Island mystery series featuring Jimmy Perez, and the basis for the television series Shetland. A young English family moved to the islands with their autistic son, but the husband falls under suspicion when their nanny is found hanged in the barn. Laid in is a brochure with a map of the Shetland Islands showing the locations of the books in the series SIGNED by Cleeves. 398 pp. ISBN: 978-1250124845.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78441
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  • WHO SAW HER DIE?. by Moyes, Patricia.
    Moyes, Patricia.
    WHO SAW HER DIE?.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Crime Club / Harper Collins, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Ninth mystery featuring Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett and his wife Emmy, a book in which Moyes takes on the classic country house murder. In this case, Tibbett and Emmy are at the house as guests for Crystal Balaclava's 70th birthday, and also to make sure that Crystal is safe. When she is apparently poisoned in front of everyone, and the autopsy comes back with "natural" causes, Tibbett is determined to solve the mystery of a poison that left no trace. 286 pp. ISBN: 0-002318881.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Rather hard to find in the first edition.

    Book ID: 78435
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  • GRIZZLY TRAIL. by Moffat, Gwen.
    Moffat, Gwen.
    GRIZZLY TRAIL.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gollancz, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Tenth mystery in the series featuring mountain climber Melinda Pink. "Miss Pink encounters more than bears while travelling through the Rocky Mountains in winter." SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 185 pp. ISBN: 0-57503503X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78434
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  • IMPERIAL VALLEY NISEI WOMEN: Transcending Poston. by Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu, Joan.
    Loveridge-Sanbonmatsu, Joan.
    IMPERIAL VALLEY NISEI WOMEN: Transcending Poston.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    DeWitt, NY: New Persephone Press in conjunction with the Japanese American Citizens League, Imperial Valley, California. (2006). SIGNED first edition - "A collection of oral histories of five articulate Japanese-American women whose young lives had been interrupted by Executive Order 9066, a presidential order on 2/29/42, which put 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry behind barbed wires during World War II" - for these women in Poston, Arizona. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs. Notes, selected works and resources. Oblong format. 90 pp. ISBN: 0-977976904.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78433
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  • THE BOOK OF ARON. by Shepard, Jim.
    Shepard, Jim.
    THE BOOK OF ARON.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. SIGNED first edition - A novel about children caught up in the Holocaust. "Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. SIGNED first edition - A novel about children caught up in the Holocaust. "Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and girls risk their lives by scuttling around the ghetto to smuggle and trade contraband through the quarantine walls in hopes of keeping their fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters alive, hunted all the while by blackmailers and by Jewish, Polish, and German police, not to mention the Gestapo. When his family is finally stripped away from him, Aron is rescued by Janusz Korczak, a doctor renowned throughout prewar Europe as an advocate of childrens rights who, once the Nazis swept in, was put in charge of the Warsaw orphanage."SIGNED on the title page. With a reported first printing of 50,000 copies, this advance issue is much more uncommon than the trade edition. Different cover design. 260 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78426
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  • GIRL UNDER A RED MOON. by Da Chen (1962-2019)
    Da Chen (1962-2019)
    GIRL UNDER A RED MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story written for children, which tells of his "resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student.. . But when students are selected during a school ceremony to join the prestigious Red Guard, Sisi is passed over. Worse, she is shamed for her family's past - they are former landowners who have no place in the new Communist order. Her only escape is to find work at another school, bringing Da along with her. But the siblings find new threats in Bridge Town, too, and…

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    New York: Scholastic, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story written for children, which tells of his "resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student.. . But when students are selected during a school ceremony to join the prestigious Red Guard, Sisi is passed over. Worse, she is shamed for her family's past - they are former landowners who have no place in the new Communist order. Her only escape is to find work at another school, bringing Da along with her. But the siblings find new threats in Bridge Town, too, and Sisi will face choices between family and nation, between safety and justice." SIGNED with his chop mark and calligraphic Chinese characters on the front endpaper (this was published just a few months before his death - at just 59 - in December). Illustrated. Includes a note about the Cultural Revolution and photographs. 197 pp. ISBN: 978-1338263862.

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

    Book ID: 78407
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  • GIRL UNDER A RED MOON. by Da Chen (1962-2019)
    Da Chen (1962-2019)
    GIRL UNDER A RED MOON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scholastic, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story written for children, which tells of his "resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student.. . But when students are selected during a school ceremony to join the prestigious Red Guard, Sisi is passed over. Worse, she is shamed for her family's past - they are former landowners who have no place in the new Communist order. Her only escape is to find work at another school, bringing Da along with her. But the siblings find new threats in Bridge Town, too, and…

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    New York: Scholastic, (2019) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story written for children, which tells of his "resolute older sister and their childhood growing up together during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student.. . But when students are selected during a school ceremony to join the prestigious Red Guard, Sisi is passed over. Worse, she is shamed for her family's past - they are former landowners who have no place in the new Communist order. Her only escape is to find work at another school, bringing Da along with her. But the siblings find new threats in Bridge Town, too, and Sisi will face choices between family and nation, between safety and justice." SIGNED on the front endpaper (this was published just a few months before his death - at just 59 - in December). Illustrated. Includes a note about the Cultural Revolution and photographs. 197 pp. ISBN: 978-1338263862.

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

    Book ID: 78405
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  • 18. by Burke, Jan.
    Burke, Jan.
    18.

    Edition: Limited, signed first edition.

    Mission Viejo, CA: A.S.A.P. Publishing, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Collection of 18 short stories by this award-winning writer. Limited/first edition #22 of 100 copies SIGNED on the limitation page by all of the contributors: Jan Burke, Edward D. Hoch, who wrote the introduction and by Phil Parks, the dust jacket illustrator. 330 pp. ISBN: 1-892011247.

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

    Book ID: 78401
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  • IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE and Other Stories. by Andersen, Hans Christian [Paul Leyssac, translator, signed]
    Andersen, Hans Christian [Paul Leyssac, translator, signed]
    IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE and Other Stories.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1938) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An entirely new translation of a number of Hans Christian Andersen's best stories, including many of the short amusing ones which are not as well known as they deserve to be" although this also includes some of his most loved stories - The Litle Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, The Princess on the Pea, The Snow Queen and more. Translated from the Danish by Paul Leyssac, with a foreword by Hugh Walpole and illustrations by Richard Bennett. Translator's note. INSCRIBED on the first blank page by Leyssac, and dated in 1939. x, 305 pp. Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Very near fine in green cloth in a fair dustjacket. (price-clipped, wear to ends of spine and some loss, tear to back cover of dj, rubbing to folds)

    Book ID: 78398
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  • FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart. by Collins, Max Allan.
    Collins, Max Allan.
    FLYING BLIND: A Novel of Amelia Earhart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted…

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    New York: Dutton, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The ninth Nathan Heller novel, one with a convincing blend of history and speculation. In 1970, Heller has been persuaded by an Earhart researcher to revisit Saipan where he believed she had been held after her disappearance in 1937 on a flight around the world, Back in 1935, Nate Heller was hired by her publicity-hungry husband to escort Amelia Earhart on a speaking tour due to numerous death threats, and they became very close. During World War II, after her disappearance Heller is enlisted in a clandestine search of Japanese waters for her and he discovers a treacherous plot involving marital betrayal and the U.S. government. His failed attempted rescue then leads him to return, many years later, to extract his final revenge. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-525943110.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78358
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  • THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE. by Berney, Lou.
    Berney, Lou.
    THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A compelling novel, issued as a trade paperback original, winner of the Edgar, the Macavity, the Anthony and the Barry awards for best paperback mystery. "In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie…

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    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2015). SIGNED first edition - A compelling novel, issued as a trade paperback original, winner of the Edgar, the Macavity, the Anthony and the Barry awards for best paperback mystery. "In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape - and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead." SIGNED on the title page. 454 pp.

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) A scarce advance issue, especially so signed.

    Book ID: 78353
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  • BLOODLEAF. by Smith, Crystal.
    Smith, Crystal.
    BLOODLEAF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2019). SIGNED first edition - Young adult fantasy that will appeal to adults also. Aurelia is a princess with magic powers, so they call her a witch. "A roar of a dark and luscious epic fantasy thats layered with heady romance, bloodthirsty magic, and ghostly intrigue - an absolutely wicked delight." SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2018, that is before publication - a unique copy with the author's notation "1st signature!!" 373 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78329
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  • DOROTHEA LANGE: A VISUAL LIFE. by [Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965) Patridge, Elizabeth, editor.
    [Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965) Patridge, Elizabeth, editor.
    DOROTHEA LANGE: A VISUAL LIFE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperbackl.

    Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, (1994). First edition - A general introduction to the life and work of photojournalist Lange that draws on family remembrances, scholarly evaluations, and a handsome picture portfolio. Includes six essays, an interview with Ansel Adams, and many black-and-white photographs. Lange was best known for her US Farm Security Administration images of Depression-era migrant workers. Editor Elizabeth Partridge grew up in Lange's loosely knit family fold and she provides a warm introduction to this book. Among the essays are one in which Roger Daniels looks at her work documenting Japanese Americans interned by the War Relocation Authority during WW II. Notes on contributors. Large format. xi, 168 pp. ISBN: 1-560984554.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78318
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  • BURNING BRIGHT. by Petrie, Nick.
    Petrie, Nick.
    BURNING BRIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second novel and the second in the award winning series featuring war veteran Peter Ash. He was seeking peace and quiet among the towering redwoods of northern California, but instead has a close encounter with a bear - and discovers a rope leading to a hanging platform. On the platform is a woman on the run, investigative journalist June Cassidy, who had escaped a kidnapping by the men who are still on her trail. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 418 pp. ISBN: 978-0399174575.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78316
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  • NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR. by Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    Ames, Delano (1906-1987)
    NO MOURNING FOR THE MATADOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - The seventh Jane and Dagobert Brown mystery - they lightheartedly head off to Spain for some much needed rest - only to discover themselves once again embroiled in murder when they attend a bullfight in Barcelona and the matador is killed. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan cloth in a very good dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, small chip to bottom edge of front cover of dust jacket, original price of $2.50 still present) .

    Book ID: 78283
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  • SAILOR: Vintage Photographs of a Masculine Icon. by Bentley, Kevin, editor.
    Bentley, Kevin, editor.
    SAILOR: Vintage Photographs of a Masculine Icon.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco / Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes over 150 images of sailors mostly from snapshots in private collections - although some are more formal and a few are large double page pictures - and never before reproduced. Many are early and mid twentieth century, US Navy sailors. Selected and with an introduction by editor. SIGNED by Bentley on the title pages. Square format. 109 pp. Photographic endsheets. ISBN: 1-571780947.

    Condition: Fine in light green cloth with silver lettering on the spine in a fine dust jacket (as new)

    Book ID: 78277
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  • S O S: POEMS 1961-2013. by Baraka, Amiri; Paul Vangelisti, editor.
    Baraka, Amiri; Paul Vangelisti, editor.
    S O S: POEMS 1961-2013.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grove Press, (2015). First edition - A definitive compilation of Baraka's poetry, from his first collection (when he was writing as Leroi Jones) to previously unpublished pieces composed during his final years. His early poetry "emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology." This includes poems from eleven of his published books, with a final section of recent poems compiled after his death. Selected and with a prefaced by his friend and colleague Paul Vangelisti. [16]. 528 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78273
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  • BOTH ONE. by Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    BOTH ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1925) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a Jewish boy, living in a gentile neighborhood in a suburb of San Francisco, who discovers both love with a gentile girl and racial prejudice. The rather hard-to-find third novel by this California born author who is probably best known for his pulp fiction, much of it set in the Orient. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth with orange lettering on spine and front cover in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing to the folds, wear to ends of dj spine, original price of 2.00 still present. Dust jacket now protected by archival cover.

    Book ID: 78238
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