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  • PEGGY COVERS THE NEWS. by Bugbee, Emma (1888-1981)
    Bugbee, Emma (1888-1981)
    PEGGY COVERS THE NEWS.
    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1937 (c 1936). Hardcover - The first book in this popular, and now quite hard-to-find, series. Foreword by Helen Rogers Reid which addresses the inequality in attitude when it comes to hiring young women versus young men, even when the woman is as or more qualified. In 1911, the author, Emma Bugbee, was the first woman hired by the New York Herald as a reporter, and she worked there for 55 years. Her assignment was to cover a weeks-long march of suffragists from New York City to Albany. She was also a founder of the Newspaper Womens Club of New York, and one of just a "few prominent female reporters who sought to expand the role of women in the male-dominated world of journalism that existed when she began her career. She was best known for her intimate coverage of Eleanor Roosevelt, beginning in 1933amidst the early days of President Franklin D. Roosevelts terms of office and ending with a reminiscence of the former First Lady, written on the day of her death in 1962." x, 270 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj. Corners bumped, shelfwear, toning to pages, markings - not a pretty copy, but an easily readable one.
    Book ID: 70512
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  • SECRET SINS. by Charles, Kate
    Charles, Kate
    SECRET SINS.
    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Charles' tenth mystery novel, and the second in the series featuring the Reverend Callie Anson exploring church issues such as women priests and gay bishops. SIGNED on the title page. 343 pp. ISBN: 1590583566.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (an unread copy, but lower corner slightly bumped)
    Book ID: 70437
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  • FIREBIRD: A Memoir. by Doty, Mark.
    Doty, Mark.
    FIREBIRD: A Memoir.
    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999). First edition - An account of his childhood and his coming of age by this award-winning poet. 198 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed yellow wrappers (appears unread, but the ink of the title is smeared, a printing flaw.)
    Book ID: 70438
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  • THE QUEEN'S KNIGHT. by Borowsky, Marvin.
    Borowsky, Marvin.
    THE QUEEN'S KNIGHT.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1955). Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - one based on the history of England in the fifth century and the medieval era, and the legends of King Arthur, Queen Guinivere and Sir Launcelot. vi, 272 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Tracy Sugarman.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some edgewear to the dj, and chipping to the ends of the spine, but overall a tight and attractive copy)
    Book ID: 70444
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  • MOMENTS OF BEING: Unpublished Autobiographical Writings by Woolf, Virginia;  Jeanne Schulkind, editor
    Woolf, Virginia; Jeanne Schulkind, editor
    MOMENTS OF BEING: Unpublished Autobiographical Writings
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of five previously unpublished pieces - her only autobiographic writing. Contains "Reminiscences", on the death of her mother, "A Sketch of the Past", which she wrote shortly before her death, and three contributions for the Memoir Club, a postwar regrouping of the Bloomsbury group. Edited with an introduction and notes by Jeanne Schulkind. Appendix, index. 207 pp. ISBN: 0-151620342.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, bit of crinkling to upper edge)
    Book ID: 70447
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  • ANCESTRAL VOICE: CONVERSATIONS WITH N. SCOTT MOMADAY. by [Momaday, N. Scott] Woodard, Charles L.
    [Momaday, N. Scott] Woodard, Charles L.
    ANCESTRAL VOICE: CONVERSATIONS WITH N. SCOTT MOMADAY.
    Edition: First printing.

    Lincoln and London University of Nebraska Press (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Interview with Scott N. Momaday, a 20th century American Indian author and artist, Illustrated with photographs of some of his work. SIGNED by Momaday on the title page. Notes, index, xiv, 229 pp plus a final photograph. ISBN: 0-8032-47494.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70448
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  • THE RULE OF FOUR. by Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason.
    THE RULE OF FOUR.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2004,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The authors' first book, a literate mystery and a coming-of-age story set at Princeton - like Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code', this involves a secret which has been protected by the deaths of many over the centuries. Nelson DeMille said 'if Scott Fitzgerald, Umberto Eco and Dan Brown teamed up to write a novel, the result would be 'The Rule of Four' - an extraordinary and brilliant accomplishment - a must-read.' Went quickly into later printings. SIGNED by both authors on the title page. 372 pp. ISBN: 0-385-337116.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70449
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  • STARR BRIGHT WILL BE WITH YOU SOON. by Oates, Joyce Carol (writing as Rosamond Smith)
    Oates, Joyce Carol (writing as Rosamond Smith)
    STARR BRIGHT WILL BE WITH YOU SOON.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "'Starr Bright' is the tormented, murderous side of Sharon Donner, a model and exotic dancer turned avenging angel. A drifter who has staked out the Nevada desert as her own personal hell, she lives in a desolate landscape of endless highways and seedy motel rooms." SIGNED on the title by Joyce Carol Oates with "RS" in quotes. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-525944524.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 70450
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  • "STAR LUMMOX" Parts 1-3 in THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION May, June and July 1954, Volume 6, Numbers 5, 6 and 7 (Complete in 3 issues)  by Heinlein, Robert A.; Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas, editors.
    Heinlein, Robert A.; Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas, editors.
    "STAR LUMMOX" Parts 1-3 in THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION May, June and July 1954, Volume 6, Numbers 5, 6 and 7 (Complete in 3 issues)
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fantasy House, Inc, 1954. First edition - The complete first appearance of one of Heinlein's best juvenile novels "Star Lummox" (later issued in book form as "Star Beast"), a story which can be read on many levels. Other contributors to these issues include Poul Anderson, Roger Dee, Gordon R. Dickson; Michael Shaara; Leslie Charteris; Andre Norton; Levi Crow - aka Manly Wade Wellman; Ruth Laura Wainwright, Robert Sheckley, ,David Grinnell - aka Donald A. Wollheim, Avram Davidson, Randall Garrett and others. Cover art by Jack Coggins (May) and Kirberger (June and July). 127 pp in each issue.

    Condition: Good to very good - the May issue has the most noticeable toning to the pages, and the lower corners of a few pages are torn off (not affecting the text) - the June issue has only light toning. Spines are straight on all 3 issues with just a bit of rubbing.
    Book ID: 70451
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  • WEIRD TALES: Vol. 41, No. 2, January, 1949. by D. McIlwraith editor; Robert Heinlein, Frank Gruber, John D. MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Eric Frank Russell and others.
    D. McIlwraith editor; Robert Heinlein, Frank Gruber, John D. MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Eric Frank Russell and others.
    WEIRD TALES: Vol. 41, No. 2, January, 1949.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weird Tales, 1949. First edition - Includes Heinlein's novelette "Our Fair City," John D. MacDonald's "The Great Stone Death," and Eric Frank Russell's "The Big Shot" and more. Cover by Lee Brown Coye for the long novellette "Four from Jehlem" by Allison Harding. 94 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (a complete copy but quite fragile with some chipping to the edges of the covers, usual toning to the pages)
    Book ID: 70454
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  • ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March 1942, Volume 29, No. 1. by Campbell,, John W. Jr., editor; Anson MacDonald (aka Robert Heinlein), Isaac Asimov and others, contributors.
    Campbell,, John W. Jr., editor; Anson MacDonald (aka Robert Heinlein), Isaac Asimov and others, contributors.
    ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION. March 1942, Volume 29, No. 1.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Street & Smith Publications, 1942. First edition - Includes "Goldfish Bowl" by Anson MacDonald (Robert A. Heinlein), "Recruiting Station" by A.E. Van Vogt, "Runaround" by Isaac Asimov (a robot story), "The Embassy" by Martin Pearson (Donald Wollheim) and more. Pulp magazine in the larger bedsheet format. 130 pp. Cover painting by Hubert Rogers

    Condition: Fair condition only (back cover torn along edge of spine, usual toning to pages, some staining to back cover, but still a decent copy of an uncommon pulp magazine.)
    Book ID: 70455
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  • THE COUNTRY AHEAD OF US, THE COUNTRY BEHIND US by Guterson, David
    Guterson, David
    THE COUNTRY AHEAD OF US, THE COUNTRY BEHIND US
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1989) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book by the author of "Snow Falling on Cedars," a collection of short stories. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. 162 pp. . ISBN: 0-06-0160977.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.
    Book ID: 70461
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  • BRICK LANE. by Ali, Monica.
    Ali, Monica.
    BRICK LANE.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Doubleday, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this young writer who was born in Bangladesh, but grew up in England, the story of two sisters, one living in London, the other still in Bangladesh. SIGNED on the title page. Short-listed for the Booker Prize. ISBN: 0-38560484X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)
    Book ID: 70462
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  • THE ECHO'S REPLY. by Aney, Alice Russell (1920 - 2001)
    Aney, Alice Russell (1920 - 2001)
    THE ECHO'S REPLY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carleton Press, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's somewhat fictionalized biography of her grandfather: as a young man, he fled Prussia and abandoned his medical studies because of his father's violent discipline, and stowed away on a ship to the US. He first worked for a farmer, but when the German consulate wanted to have him returned to Germany, he headed West and found himself in Arizona, in the calvary fighting the Apaches. Later he became a properous cattle rancher and farmer in southern California, but by repeating the same practice of rigid Prussian discipline as he grew up with, he also drove his family away. 167 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket with several tears. Quite uncommon.
    Book ID: 70463
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  • WHITE STAR. by Thayer, James.
    Thayer, James.
    WHITE STAR.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Formerly America's best military sniper with a record kill in Vietnam, Owen Gray just wants to live out his life peacefully as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York with his three adopted children, but now, 25 years later, he finds himself hunted by a sniper. Clive Cussler described this as a "compelling yet thoughtful thriller." INSCRIBED on the title page. 303 pp. .

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70472
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  • THE FOOD OF OMAN: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia. by Campbell, Felicia.
    Campbell, Felicia.
    THE FOOD OF OMAN: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia.
    Edition: First printing.

    Kansas City, Andrews McMeel Publishing, (2015). Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book featuring "rustic Middle Eastern dishes infused with the flavors of East Africa, India, and Persia. [It] presents the delicious diversity of the tiny Arabian Sultanate through 100 recipes, lush photography, and stories from the people behind the food in an immersive introduction to a fascinating, little-known corner of the world." Brief history of Oman. Foreword by James Oseland; full-color photography by Ariana Lindquist; recipes by Dawn Mobley. Index. Large format. 247 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 978-1449460822.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70481
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  • HOPE AGAINST HOPE. by Kelly, Susan B.
    Kelly, Susan B.
    HOPE AGAINST HOPE.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1991). Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a mystery introducing Inspector Nick Trevellyan and Alison Hope, owner of a computer software business, set in an English West country village. Review copy with author photograph and publisher's material 206 pp. ISBN: 0-684193876.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70493
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  • PERRI. by Salten, Felix.
    Salten, Felix.
    PERRI.
    Edition: First US printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1938). Hardcover first edition - Novel by the author of "Bambi," set in the same forest, but featuring the squirrels Perri and Porro, and the child Annerle, who when she learns to talk can no longer understand the language of the squirrels. Foreword by Donald Culross Peattie; translated from the German by Barrows Mussey. Illustrated with drawings by Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel. While this is described as a "woodland book of love and tenderness" is was being published as the world was on the brink of World War II, and as the Nazis were invading Austria, the home of Salten. 228 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap, a bit of sunning to the spine of the dj, short tear along the fold of the dj flap)
    Book ID: 70494
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  • WITPUNK. by [Anthology, signed] Lalumiere, Claude and Marty Halpern, editors. Cory Doctorow, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Lalumiere, Claude and Marty Halpern, editors. Cory Doctorow, signed.
    WITPUNK.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, (2003). SIGNED first edition - "When the world is too stupid, brutal or annoying to believe, strike back by laughing at it ... [An] anthology of sardonic fiction emphasizes SF/fantasy tales sparkling with wit and edgy attitude. The stories, both originals and reprints, cover a wide range of satire. Writers include James Morrow, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Allen Steele, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Silverberg, and Pat Cadigan." SIGNED by Cory Doctorow at his story "I Love Paree." Other writers include Jeffrey Ford, Don Webb, Pat Murphy and more. Notes on contributors. 343 pp. ISBN: 1-568582560.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70498
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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." Constuction 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.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edge and some small chips to the dust jacket.)
    Book ID: 70499
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  • MISS BENEDICT'S WAY. by Davis, Mrs. Caroline E. K.
    Davis, Mrs. Caroline E. K.
    MISS BENEDICT'S WAY.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: American Tract Society, (1881). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with a frontispiece and two internal plates. 237 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in original green cloth with gilt lettering and gilt and black decorations (corners lightly bumped, some shelfwear and wear to ends of spine, but a tight, clean copy) .
    Book ID: 70503
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  • THE PRINCESS AND OTHER POEMS: Vignette Edition. by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
    Tennyson, Alfred Lord
    THE PRINCESS AND OTHER POEMS: Vignette Edition.
    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1893. Hardcover - A charming "gift book" - Tennyson's poems illustrated with 100 new drawings by Charles Howard Johnson. 400 pp. Small bookseller sticker - W.P. Furnall, Sacramento - on lower corner of front pastedown.

    Condition: Very good in floral silk cloth boards, quarter bound in white cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Notation of "Happy New Year 1/1/94" (1894) on front endpaper. Hinges cracking, but still a tight and sturdy copy.
    Book ID: 70505
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  • THE BLUE FLOWER. by Van Dyke, Charles.
    Van Dyke, Charles.
    THE BLUE FLOWER.
    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1911, c 1902) dj. Hardcover - A collection of nine short stories. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. A lovely vintage copy in blue cloth with a cream panel on the front cover, edged in gilt with gilt lettering, depicting a blue flower. Dark blue lettering on spine. 299 pp plus 9 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (dust jacket has only a few small chips, and it has kept the cloth covers bright and attractive.)
    Book ID: 70506
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  • DESTINATION DAW: DAW Books Complimentary Fantasy and Science Fiction Sampler.  by McGuire, Seanan, signed; Camille Bacon-Smith, Tad Williams and others.
    McGuire, Seanan, signed; Camille Bacon-Smith, Tad Williams and others.
    DESTINATION DAW: DAW Books Complimentary Fantasy and Science Fiction Sampler.
    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: DAW Books, (2010). SIGNED first edition - Includes stories by Camille Bacon-Smith, Nnedi Okorafor, Tracy HIckman, Diane Duane , Laura Resnick, Seanan McGuire, and an early sneak peek at Tad Williams' novel 'Shadowheart.' SIGNED by Seanan McGuire at her story "An Artificial Night." 138 pp. plus 2 pp publisher's lists of forthcoming books.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corner slightly bumped) Uncommon.
    Book ID: 70351
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  • HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL. by Walker, Alice.
    Walker, Alice.
    HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, 1984. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Walker's fourth book of poetry. SIGNED by Walker on title page. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1421692.

    Condition: Very good in a good dustwrapper (small piece torn from front endpaper, corners slightly bumped, some overall wear to dj.)
    Book ID: 70355
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  • THE EYE IN THE CEILING. by Redmond, Eugene B.
    Redmond, Eugene B.
    THE EYE IN THE CEILING.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York & London: Harlem River Press, (1991). SIGNED first edition - Contains a generous selection of poems from his five earlier books - Sentryofthefourgoldenpillars, Songs from an Afro/phone, etc -as well as final section entitled Funky-Grace. INSCRIBED on the title page "To --- luck, love, poetree!" and dated in 1993. 181 pp. ISBN: 0-863163076.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70357
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  • 'P' IS FOR PERIL. by Grafton, Sue.
    Grafton, Sue.
    'P' IS FOR PERIL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2001_ dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Grafton on the title page and dated in the year of publication. A Kinsey Milhone mystery. ISBN: 0-399-147195.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)
    Book ID: 70358
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  • THE MARRIAGE PACT. by Richmond, Michelle.
    Richmond, Michelle.
    THE MARRIAGE PACT.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Bantam, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A gripping thriller - one which starts with an unusual wedding gift: an invitation to join Pact, an exclusive and secretive organization dedicated to making marriages succeed. At first the rules seem simple: always take a call from your spouse, exchange thoughtful gifts monthly, plan trips together, and never mention the Pact. But then one of them breaks a rule and discovers that The Pact will go to any length to ensure each couple meets the terms of their contracts; and that no infractions, no matter how minor, are unpunished. SIGNED on the second half title page and dated in April 2017, before publication. 418 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70360
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  • WRITHINGS OF WISDOM. by Graham-Cumming, G,
    Graham-Cumming, G,
    WRITHINGS OF WISDOM.
    Edition: First edition.

    n.p. [Canada?] By the author, n.d. (ca 1982). SIGNED first edition - In the preface to this book, the author explains that he started writing these poems in 1942, while he was engaged in "underground" activity in Japanese occupied Hong Kong, and that the original notebook survived his arrest and imprisonment for espionage (he escaped execution only because of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki brought an abrupt end to the war.) INSCRIBED on the verso of the title page with a note referring to the kindness of his American cousin. 87 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in printed cream wrappers (some toning to the covers) Uncommon.
    Book ID: 70361
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  • SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.  by [Anthology] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor.
    [Anthology] Bland, Edith Taylor , editor.
    SHADES OF BLACK: Crime and Mystery Stories by African American Authors.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Berkley, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first anthology consisting entirely of stories by African American mystery writers. Preface by Lerone Bennett, Jr. Introduction by Eleanor Taylor Bland. Contributors include Frankie Y. Bailey, Jacqueline Turner Banks, Chris Benson, Eleanor Taylor Bland and Anthony Bland, Patricia E. Canterbury, Christopher Chambers, Tracy P. Clark, Evelyn Coleman, Grace F. Edwards, Robert Greer, Terris McMahan Grimes, Gar Anthony Haywood, Hugh Holton, Geri Spencer Hunter, Dicey Scroggins Jackson, Glenville Lovelll, Lee E. Meadows, Penny Mickelbury, Walter Mosley, Percy Spurlark Parker, Gary Phillips, and Charles Shipps. Notes on the authors. xii, 353 pp. ISBN: 0-425194027.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70370
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  • Baker, Laura
    WILD PENINSULA: The Story of Point Reyes National Seashore.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atheneum, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of this then-new national park, a 100 square mile piece of land which juts into the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles north of San Francisco, written for older children. Introduduction by Stewart Udall. Illustrated with drawings by Earl Thollander. Notes. 118 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (tape ghosts on the boards, an inconspicuous prev owner's stamp, but otherwise a very tight and clean copy).
    Book ID: 70373
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  • BOXCAR IN THE SAND. by Hewes, Laurence (1903-1989)
    Hewes, Laurence (1903-1989)
    BOXCAR IN THE SAND.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Autobiography of a man whose career spanned much of the 20th century, including the Great Depression and World War II. The title refers to his childhood home, a boxcar set on arid land near the Columbia River. After the crash of 1929, he worked for the Federal Land Bank, and later he "had risen to become Farm Security Director in the San Francisco Bay area when he was drafted to help carry out the dramatic and still controversial executive order to relocate West Coast Japanese-Americans at Tule Lake. Later he was sent to negotiate ad organize farm labor recruitment in Mexico, and drafted by General Arthur for an important role in his land reform program in Japan." This is an interesting association copy with a note tipped onto the front pastedown dated January 16, 1957, SIGNED by the author as "Larry" and noting that the book will be published in February and that it includes a description of his first meeting with these friends. Also laid in a Christmas card with a handwritten note (undated, but probably about the time this book was written) and a longer letter, in pencil on both sides of a lined yellow sheet dated in 1965 and describing Hewes' experiences in India. (Note: many of Hewes' papers are at the JFK Library) Laid in is a clipping of a NY Times review which says that "Hewes seens unable or unwilling to pretty up ugly incidents" whether it is recruiting Mexican laborers or the involuntary evacuation and imprisonment of Japanese-Americans. Index. 262, vii pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (glue remnants on front pastedown from tipped in note, offsetting on pages 134-135 from newspaper clipping, slight spine slant, edgewear to dj)
    Book ID: 70376
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  • RACE MIXTURE: Studies in Intermarriage and Miscegenation. by Reuter, Edward Bryon.
    Reuter, Edward Bryon.
    RACE MIXTURE: Studies in Intermarriage and Miscegenation.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A collection of papers on various topics such as Color and Achievement, the Superiority of the Mulatto, the personality of mixed-bloods and more. As President of the American Sociological society, Reuter's books -almost all on the topic of race - were quite influential, but a review (of a different title) in the Journal of Negro History sums them up quite well - "an unscientific compilation of facts by a man who has devoted some time to the study of the Negro but just about enough to misunderstand the race." Index. 224 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (previous owner's name)
    Book ID: 70384
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  • A POCKET FULL OF RYE. by Christie, Agatha.
    Christie, Agatha.
    A POCKET FULL OF RYE.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Crime Club by Collins, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - A classic Miss Marple novel. 191 pp.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering in a poor dust jacket. (usual age toning to the pages, corners slightly bumpd - dust jacket is missing most of the lower spine, has several other large chips, and a long tape-repaired tear on the front cover; original price of 10s, 6d still present on dj flap)
    Book ID: 70386
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70388
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  • THE SILMARILLION. by Tolkien, J. R. R.
    Tolkien, J. R. R.
    THE SILMARILLION.
    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The work which Tolkien himself considered the most important - published posthumously, edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. Fold out map tipped into rear of book.Several family tree charts, index of names, notes. 365 pp Bound in green cloth with silver lettering, gilt designs. ISBN: 0-395-257301.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dust jacket (dj has minor edgewear, original price of $10.95 on flap.)
    Book ID: 70390
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  • 6 TANYIN ALLEY. by Liu Zongren.
    Liu Zongren.
    6 TANYIN ALLEY.
    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: China Books & Periodicals, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this Beijing journalist. Based on his own childhood, it tells of the daily lives of 10 poor families who live around a central courtyard in a back-alley Beijing slum who find themselves caught up in the Cultural Revolution that shook the People's Republic of China. Editor's note. Drawing of the courtyard. Glossary. 313 pp. ISBN: 0-835121461.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some rubbing and minor edgewear to dj)
    Book ID: 70395
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  • ZERO MAKES ME HUNGRY: A Collection of Poems for Today. by Lueders, Edward and Primus St. John, editors.
    Lueders, Edward and Primus St. John, editors.
    ZERO MAKES ME HUNGRY: A Collection of Poems for Today.
    Edition: First trade edition.

    New York: William Morrow & Co / Lothrup Lee & Shepard (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of 20th century poems for young people by poets from a wide range of ethnic and cultural traditions. Among the poets are W.S. Merwin, Alice Walker, Al Young, Kenneth Patchen, Nikki Giovanni, Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ana Castillo, Simon Ortiz and mnay others. Art and design by John Reuter-Pacyna. Author-title index. 143 pp. ISBN: 0-688417450.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (light crease on front cover of dj, minor edgewear)
    Book ID: 70397
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  • LOOK TO THE MOUNTAINS. by Hensel, Suzanne.
    Hensel, Suzanne.
    LOOK TO THE MOUNTAINS.
    Edition: First thus- revised edition, a large trade paperback.

    Mt. Lemmon, AZ: Mt. Lemmon Women's Club (2006). SIGNED - "An in-depth look into the lives and times of the people who shaped the history of the Catalina Mountains." Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. This revised edition includes a final chapter with many color photographs taken during the Aspen Fire - this fire occurred just two months after the first edition of the book was published and in the 21 days that it raged, it not only destroyed thousands of acres of forest but almost the entire community of Summerhaven. SIGNED on the title page. Large format. List of photos, bibliography, index. x, 317 pp. plus final photograph. ISBN: 0-9740628-12.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70407
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  • BOHEMIAN GIRL. by Svoboda, Therese.
    Svoboda, Therese.
    BOHEMIAN GIRL.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2011). SIGNED first edition - A title in the Flyover Fiction series. "Young HarrietÕs father sells her as a slave to settle his gambling debt with an eccentric IndianÑand her story is just beginning. Part Huck Finn, part True Grit, HarrietÕs story of her encounter with the dark and brutal history of the American West is a true original." SIGNED and dated on the title page. ISBN: 978-0803226821.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70411
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  • THE DYING GAME. by Avdic, Asa.
    Avdic, Asa.
    THE DYING GAME.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Penguin, 2017. First edition - The author's first novel, a low-keyed dystopian novel (the future looks familiar, but not like a world in which we would to live) combined with a story reminiscent of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None." This will be published in the US in August 2017 as a trade paperback original. Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles. 278 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70412
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  • THE YOUNG TIMBER-CRUISERS or Fighting the Spruce Pirates: The Camp and Trail Series, Book 1. by Pendexter, Hugh (1875 -1940)
    Pendexter, Hugh (1875 -1940)
    THE YOUNG TIMBER-CRUISERS or Fighting the Spruce Pirates: The Camp and Trail Series, Book 1.
    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, Publishers, (1911). Hardcover first edition - An early novel by this Maine author - one set in the Maine woods, an account of a young city boy learning the ways of the woods, and of the timber industry. The first book in the Camp and Trail Series. Illustrated by Charles Copeland with a glossy frontispiece and three internal glossy plates. 408 pp.

    Condition: Good only in illustrated boards (some spine slant, lettering on spine rubbed, but binding is tight, and the contents are clean) A rather hard to find title.
    Book ID: 70413
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume I:  Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell and Louis R. Harlan editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell and Louis R. Harlan editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement. Includes many selections previously unpublished. llustrated with photographs. Includes a calendar of all documents related to this period. Footnotes, index. 484 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-520079507.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70416
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume II:  Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951- November  1955. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, Peter Holloran and Louis R. Harlan editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, Peter Holloran and Louis R. Harlan editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951- November 1955.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement. Includes many selections previously unpublished. Illustrated with photographs. Includes a calendar of all documents related to this period. Footnotes, index. 645 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-520079515.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70417
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume I to VI (6 volumes) January 1929 to March 1963.  by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, Peter Holloran, Stewart Burns, Louis R. Harlan and others,  editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell, Peter Holloran, Stewart Burns, Louis R. Harlan and others, editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume I to VI (6 volumes) January 1929 to March 1963.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1992-2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first six books (Volume I: Called to Serve, January 1929 -June 1951; Volume II: Rediscovering Precious Values; July 1951 - November 1955; Volume III: Birth of a New Age, December 1955 - December 1956; Volume IV: Symbol of the movement, January 1957 - December 1959; Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959 - December 1960 and Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948 - March 1963) in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement. Includes many selections previously unpublished. Each volume is illustrated with photographs, and includes a calendar of all documents related to the period. Footnotes, index. All are in matching somewhat oversized formats bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, in red dustjackets with white and yellow lettering, photographs on front cover. 484, 645, 567, 637, 673, 720 pp. respectively. ISBN: 978-0520248748.

    Condition: Each volume is fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70418
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  • A RESIDENCE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Tthose Islands Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People. by Bingham, Hiram (1789-1869) introduction by C. Harley Gratton.
    Bingham, Hiram (1789-1869) introduction by C. Harley Gratton.
    A RESIDENCE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Tthose Islands Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.
    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Praeger Publishers, (1969). Hardcover - Facsimile edition of the third revised and corrected edition published by Hezekiah Huntington, in Hartford, 1849, with a new introduction to this edition by C. Harley Gratton. Gratton describes this book as a "very good" one by an early missionary but cautions that even when valuable data is included, it must be looked at carefully and corroborated. For the most part, these missionaries were intent on reforming much of the Hawaiian way of life, including land holding and economic principles, seeking to bring them into line with US values at the time. Frontispiece portrait. vi, 616 pp plus a double page map and a 4 pp list of Missionaries of the American Board to the Sandwich Islands.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with a black panel and gilt lettering on the spine (some fraying to the ends of the spine, but a tight and clean copy)
    Book ID: 70419
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  • THE CAPTAIN. by Pier, Arthur Stanwood (1874-1966)
    Pier, Arthur Stanwood (1874-1966)
    THE CAPTAIN.
    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, (1929). Hardcover first edition - A story of high school baseball by the writer best known for his turn of the century St Timothy boarding school series. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and four glossy internal plates by Frederic A. Anderson. 244 pp. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with a pasted on illustration on the front cover (some sunning to the spine and fraying at the ends of the spine, but overall a tight and clean copy)
    Book ID: 70428
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  • FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD  in Worlds of If Magazine, July, August and September 1964. by Heinlein, Robert A.
    Heinlein, Robert A.
    FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD in Worlds of If Magazine, July, August and September 1964.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Galaxy Publishing Corp., 1964. First edition - These three issues of this digest magazine feature the first appearance of Farnham's Freehold by Robert Heinlein. "Farnham's Freehold is a post-apocalyptic tale. The setup for the story is a direct hit by a nuclear weapon, which sends into the future a fallout shelter containing Farnham, his wife, son, daughter, daughter's friend, and domestic servant. In writing the novel Heinlein drew on his experience of building a fallout shelter under his own house in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the 1960s" (wikipedia). While the book has some popularity with survivalist groups, one review called it "an anti-minority, anti-woman survivalist rant. It is oftentimes frustrating. It is sometimes shocking. It is never boring." and Charlie Stross said he "so wrong he wasn't even on the right map ... but at least he wasn't ignoring it." Other stories in these digests include novelettes by Keith Laumer (The Prince and the Pirates), A.E. Van Vogt (The Silkie) and short stories by R.A. Lafferty, Jerome Bixby,Kit Reed and more.

    Condition: Good overall - usual toning to the pages, minor wear to the covers and spines, but all three issue are straight and tight, no labels.
    Book ID: 70429
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  • "SKY LIFT" in IMAGINATION: Stories of Science and Fantasy, Nov. 1953, Vol. 4, No. 10. by Heinlein, Robert A.
    Heinlein, Robert A.
    "SKY LIFT" in IMAGINATION: Stories of Science and Fantasy, Nov. 1953, Vol. 4, No. 10.
    Edition: First printing- a digest magazine.

    Evanston, IL: Greenleaf Publishing Company, 1953. First edition - Featured story in this issue is the first appearance of "Sky Lift" by Robert Heinlein. Also includes The Time Armada by Fox B. Holden (conclusion); Roll Out the Rolov by Harry C. Crosby; Guaranteed - Forever! by Frank M. Robinson; The Music Master by Galouye; Test Problem by Alan Ramm and more. Cover by W. A. Terry for 'Sky Lift.' In addition to his cover story, Heinlein is also featured on "introducing the author" inside the front cover, where he talks about his take on life (long-term optimist and short-term pessimist). Illustrations, cartoons. William M. Hamling, editor. 161 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (light toning to the pages, but otherwise an unusually bright and attractive copy)
    Book ID: 70431
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  • THE GOLDEN SON. by Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    Gowda, Shilpi Somaya .
    THE GOLDEN SON.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2016). SIGNED first edition - The second novel by this Canadian born author, a story in which two childhood friends - a young doctor who left India to work in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and a young woman struggling to adapt to an arranged marriage - must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with their own desires. SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in October 2015, before publication, and very uncommon thus. 393 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70330
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  • LAB GIRL. by Jahren, Hope.
    Jahren, Hope.
    LAB GIRL.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, a memoir of a woman in science, a geobiologist, and a portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life. SIGNED on the title page and stamped with a green flower. Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award. 282 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70331
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  • RIDERS. by Rossi, Veronica.
    Rossi, Veronica.
    RIDERS.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Young adult novel based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse - when 18 year old Gideon dies before he can become a US Army Ranger, he finds himself living a new life with strange new powers as War, one of the four horsemen - with a mission to save humanity from a re-emerging ancient evil. SIGNED on the title page and dated in October 2015, before publication. 364 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70333
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  • BLACKFEET LANGUAGE COLORING BOOK. by Lewis, Elizabeth.
    Lewis, Elizabeth.
    BLACKFEET LANGUAGE COLORING BOOK.
    Edition: First edition, a large trade paperback.

    Browning, MT: Blackfeet Heritage, (1978). First edition - Includes a pronunciation guide, simple words illustrated by line drawings, ready to be colored, arranged alphabetically, and the numbers one to ten, in both English and Blackfeet, Illustrated by Marilyn Woods, Blackfeet transcription by Sharron Racine. The illustrated pages are printed on the recto of each leaf only. 65 plus 2 pp Vocabulary list.

    Condition: Just about fine in illustrated, stapled dark red wrappers. Uncommon.
    Book ID: 70339
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  • POWERFUL IMAGES: Portrayals of Native America. by Boehme, Sarah E.; Gerald T. Conaty, Clifford Crane Bear, Emma I. Hansen, Mike Leslie and James H. Nottage.
    Boehme, Sarah E.; Gerald T. Conaty, Clifford Crane Bear, Emma I. Hansen, Mike Leslie and James H. Nottage.
    POWERFUL IMAGES: Portrayals of Native America.
    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Seattle: Museums West / University of Washington Press, (1998). First edition - Exhibition catalog which looks at the ways in which Indians have been portrayed by themselves and others from the early 1800s to the present. Paintings, sculptures, traditional native arts, and popular culture objects - neon signs, toys, automobiles, cigar boxes - are used to both reveal and challenge popular assumptions about native North Americans. Foreword by Peter Hassrick; introduction by Dave Warren. Illustrated in full color throughout. Large format. Index. xvi, 144 pp. ISBN: 0-295976756.

    Condition: Very good (some wear to the edges of the covers)
    Book ID: 70340
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  • WHITE WATER: Chance #12. by Tanner, Clay  (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    Tanner, Clay (pseudonym of George W. Proctor)
    WHITE WATER: Chance #12.
    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Avon, (1988). First edition - The final book in the series featuring Chance, a legend on the Mississippi River paddlewheels. "When Chance and his old compadre, Sam Clemens (alias Mark Twain), take a New Orleans bound sidewheeler, theyre plundered by river rogues and plunged into the killing currents of the Mississippi. Getting rescued by a raft riding runaway and his friend, a fugitive slave, begins one of the riskiest journeys Chance has ever taken." 154 pp. ISBN: 0-380755246.

    Condition: Fine (appears unread,
    Book ID: 70342
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  • THE ART THIEF. by Charney, Noah.
    Charney, Noah.
    THE ART THIEF.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster/ ATRIA, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a literate thirller about three apparently isolated thefts in three different cities, but they turn out to have more in common than first suspected. SIGNED and dated in Aug 08 on the title page. 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1416550303.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages)
    Book ID: 70268
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  • SAILORS ON THE INWARD SEA. by Thornton, Lawrence.
    Thornton, Lawrence.
    SAILORS ON THE INWARD SEA.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Free Press (Simon & Schuster), (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An absorbing new novel by the award-winning author of 'Imaging Argentine.' As Michael Cunningham states, 'begins with a fascinating premise - the unacknowledged source of Joseph Conrad's greatest novels (that is, the tragic accidental encounter at sea between a British minesweeper and a German submarine) - and takes it to considerable heights. By the novel's end, Thornton has cast a light not only onto Conrad's genius but onto the mystery of inspiration itself. SIGNED by the author on the title page. ISBN: 0-7432-60074.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)
    Book ID: 70269
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  • BLACKMAIL. by Hall, Parnell.
    Hall, Parnell.
    BLACKMAIL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Stanley Hastings mystery. INSCRIBED and dated by the author on the title page, 278 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-5215.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70270
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  • HULLABALOO IN THE GUAVA ORCHARD. by Desai, Kiran.
    Desai, Kiran.
    HULLABALOO IN THE GUAVA ORCHARD.
    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1998.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by the daughter of Anita Desai (her second novel won the Booker Prize.) Salman Rushdie calls it 'lush and richly imagined.' SIGNED on the title page.A New York Times Notable Book, winner of the UK Betty Trask Award for first novel. 209 pp. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-7119.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (embossed seal on title page)
    Book ID: 70271
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  • THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. by Rose, M. J.
    Rose, M. J.
    THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atria / Simon & Schuster, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which moves back and forth between the 16th century Florence and Paris of Catherine Medici, where a young orphan has been trained to be her perfumer - and poisoner - and modern France where a young woman is attempting to uncover the secrets of his work.INSCRIBED on the title page. 368 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9781451621532.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (very short tear to top of dj spine)
    Book ID: 70274
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  • SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival. by King, Dean.
    King, Dean.
    SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2004). First edition - After surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew were captured by desert nomads and sold into slavery, and eventually dragged on an incredible journey through the heart of the Saharan desert. Illustrated with maps at the head of each chapter and small photographs. Includes an appendix on the publication of Riley's original account, a glossary of Arabic terms, notes and index. Maps. xi, 336 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70275
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  • CLINICAL TRIAL. by Christofferson, April.
    Christofferson, April.
    CLINICAL TRIAL.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A medical thriller set on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana where a vaccine against the hanta virus is being tested. SIGNED on the title page. 333 pp. ISBN: 0-312868995.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, an unread copy.)
    Book ID: 70276
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  • GOD STILL DON'T LIKE UGLY. by Monroe, Mary.
    Monroe, Mary.
    GOD STILL DON'T LIKE UGLY.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Kensington, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Third novel by this African American writer - set 5 years after 'God Don't Like Ugly' the two girls are now grown - but their childhood secrets can still come back to affect their lives. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Includes a reading group guide. 311 pp,. ISBN: 1-57566-9129.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70277
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  • SO WILD A DREAM. by Blevins, Win.
    Blevins, Win.
    SO WILD A DREAM.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates / Forge, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Novel of the Mountain Men and fur trappers, set in the Great Plains and the remote West in the 1820s this is peopled both by fictional and real characters, including Captain William Clark and Jedediah Smith. SIGNED on the title page. Includes a reading list and sources for this novel. 395 pp. Dust jacket painting by John Thompson. ISBN: 0-765-305739.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (a new copy, but one corner of dj slightly bumped.)
    Book ID: 70278
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  • FAMOUS POISON MYSTERIES. by Smith, Edward H.
    Smith, Edward H.
    FAMOUS POISON MYSTERIES.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dial Press, 1927. Hardcover first edition - Includes chapters on Cordelia Botkin, Carlyle Harris, Dr Buchanan, Dr. Bowers and Dr Crippen and much more. Preface by the author. 340 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with black lettering - usual light toning to the pages, some wear to the covers, but overall tight and sturdy.
    Book ID: 70290
    Keywords: mystery, True Crime
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  • THE CAPTURE OF THE BLACK PANTHER: Casebook of a Killer. by Hawkes, Harry.
    Hawkes, Harry.
    THE CAPTURE OF THE BLACK PANTHER: Casebook of a Killer.
    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harrap, (1978). Hardcover first edition - A detailed account of the search for the ruthless and notorious murderer Donald Neilson, better known as "the Black Panther", his eventual arrest and trial. Foreword by Leonard Reed, head of the Regional Crime Squad Network. Appendices, index. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-245532579.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70291
    Keywords: mystery, True Crime
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  • PILGRIM AMONG THE SHADOWS. by Pahor, Boris.
    Pahor, Boris.
    PILGRIM AMONG THE SHADOWS.
    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1995). First edition - A compelling holocaust memoir - a Slovene from Trieste, Italy, Pahor was a medic/prisoner in several concentration camps, including Belsen and Dachau during the final 14 months of World War II. This memoir, first published in Slovene in 1967 (under the title Nekropola, "graveyard"), describes his 1966 visit to a camp in the Vosges mountains of Eastern France, where he recalls how helpless he felt in his attempts to render medical aid in the face of extreme brutality, the endless procession of the dead and dying, and how it feels to be freezing, starving, and completely dehumanized. Translated from the Slovene by Michael Biggins. 189 pp.

    Condition: Fine in light gray printed wrappers.
    Book ID: 70292
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  • ROCKING THE BABIES. by Raymond, Linda
    Raymond, Linda
    ROCKING THE BABIES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this African American writer. Winner of the Before Columbus Foundation award. Perhaps even more relevant now than when it was published, since it deals with the issue of whether or not cocaine-addicted mothers can be prosecuted. INSCRIBED on the title page (For -- with warm regards") and dated in the year of publication. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-670-852635.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70293
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  • ON TO THE NEXT DREAM. by Madonna, Paul.
    Madonna, Paul.
    ON TO THE NEXT DREAM.
    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: City Lights Books, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - When Madonna was evicted from his longtime home and studio in the Mission District, ground-zero in the tech wars transforming the city, he found himself "yet another victim of San Franciscos overheated boomtown housing market, with its soaring prices and rampant evictions. He decided to use his comic as a cathartic public platform to explore the experience, and to capture the complex, highly charged atmosphere of a cityand a lifebeing forced through a painful transition.. . The line between reality and surreality begins to blur almost immediately, in real life and in his comic. Absurd, maddening, and all-too-poignant, these drawings and stories capture the spirit of not just San Francisco, but a cultural epidemic that has now spread to cities around the world." SIGNED on the title page with a small drawing and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with drawings by the author throughout. 77 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0872867420.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards. Promotional postcard laid in.
    Book ID: 70296
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  • THE LONG NIGHT OF WHITE CHICKENS by Goldman, Francisco
    Goldman, Francisco
    THE LONG NIGHT OF WHITE CHICKENS
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Young Guatemalan-American writer's first novel - a bicultural story in the tradition of both Salinger and Garcia Marquez. Winner of the Sue Kaufman award for first fiction, nominated for the Pen/Faulkner. 450 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-5094.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70298
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  • THE SEER or, Common-places Refreshed. by Hunt, Leigh.
    Hunt, Leigh.
    THE SEER or, Common-places Refreshed.
    Edition: Hardcover.

    London: William Tegg and Co. 1850. Hardcover - The Seer in two parts, bound in one volume, each with separate title pages, printed in two columns on each page. A collection of essays from his writings for periodicals. vi, 87, 79 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in original blue publisher's cloth, gilt lettering and decorations on front cover, embossed designs in the corner. Ex-library with the usual markings, siginificant age-toning to the boards, tape repair to hinges. Still a good reading copy, sturdy and tight.
    Book ID: 70299
    Keywords: Essays
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  • PRELUDES FOR MEMNON. by Aiken, Conrad (1889-1973)
    Aiken, Conrad (1889-1973)
    PRELUDES FOR MEMNON.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems which show Aiken's mastery of the form, published the year after he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and written during one of his most productive periods. It begins with the captivating and often anthologized "Winter for the moment takes the mind." 112 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine (lettering on spine rubbed, corners bumped, usual toning to the pages, but a tight and sturdy copy)
    Book ID: 70301
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE SCHILLING RECIPE SCRAP BOOK. by De Graf, Belle.
    De Graf, Belle.
    THE SCHILLING RECIPE SCRAP BOOK.
    Edition: First edition.

    A Schilling Co, 1926. First edition - Booklet consisting of 3 pages of text in the front and 3 pages of ads for Schilling in the rear (text begins and ends inside the covers), plus 18 leaves of blank pages with 4 horizontal strips of dry gum adhesive to use to mount recipes on the recto of each leaf. Measures 9 1/8" x 7 1/16" in tan wrappers with red, green and black decorations.

    Condition: Very good overall - Age-tanning to pages and cover, minor wear to wrappers..
    Book ID: 70307
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  • GOD'S MISTRESS. by Galvin, James.
    Galvin, James.
    GOD'S MISTRESS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Colorado author's second collection of poetry - 38 poems rooted in the prairies and peaks of the Mountain states. Winner of the "Open Competition National Poetry Series", selected by Marvin Bell. 77 pp. ISBN: 0-06015294X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70313
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy. by Weigley, Russell F.
    Weigley, Russell F.
    THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Macmillan, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - An "authoritative and controversial study," from the American Revolution to the atomic age, which contends that the military strategy behind the "American Way of War" has emerged to mean "total destruction of the enemy, first of his armed forces, often of the whole fabric of his society. A title in the Macmillan Wars of the United States Series. Maps, notes, bibliography and index. xxiii, 584 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70314
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  • SNOW QUEEN by Vinge, Joan
    Vinge, Joan
    SNOW QUEEN
    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Bluejay Books, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Hugo Award winning novel. SIGNED on the title page. Striking cover illustration by the Dillons. 471 pp. ISBN: 0-8037-7739-6.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70315
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  • THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION. by Chabon, Michael.
    Chabon, Michael.
    THE YIDDISH POLICEMEN'S UNION.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of those impossible to classify novels - part homage to 1940's noir, part alternative history set in the Federal District of Sitka in Alaska where for 60 years Jewish refugees have prospered after the Holocaust and the 1948 collapse of Israel. Winner of the Nebula Award, nominated for the Edgar. 414 pp. ISBN: 9780007149827.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.
    Book ID: 70316
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  • SHADOWBAHN. by Erickson, Steve.
    Erickson, Steve.
    SHADOWBAHN.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Blue Rider Press / Penguin Random, 2017. SIGNED first edition - Novel set in a near future United States - twenty years after their fall, the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the Badlands of South Dakota, and tens of thousands of people are drawn to this "American stonehenge." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70317
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  • WALKAWAY. by Doctorow, Cory.
    Doctorow, Cory.
    WALKAWAY.
    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, 2017. SIGNED first edition - After watching the breakdown of modern society, Hubert, Etc, has nowhere left to be except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. But when he falls in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society and walk away. But it is still a "dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 379 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated orange wrappers with a cut-out on the front cover.
    Book ID: 70318
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  • STORY [Magazine] Summer 1996 by Rosenthal, Lois, editor; Jacqueline Woodson, signed.
    Rosenthal, Lois, editor; Jacqueline Woodson, signed.
    STORY [Magazine] Summer 1996
    Edition: First printing.

    Cincinnati: F & W Publications, 1996. SIGNED first edition - Includes works by Kiana Davenport, Carold Shields, Andrea Barrett, Peter Christopher, Elizabeth Graver , the first published story by Jeff Maehre and more. SIGNED by Jacqueline Woodson at her story "Fire." We specialize in literary journals, and have many more than we have listed on line.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff wrappers.
    Book ID: 70319
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume V:  Threshold of a New Decade,  January 1959 - December 1960. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Tenisha Armstrong, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay and Kieran Taylor,  editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Tenisha Armstrong, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay and Kieran Taylor, editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume V: Threshold of a New Decade, January 1959 - December 1960.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2005). Hardcover first edition - A volume in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement and on. This focuses on his trip to India in 1959 and the beginning of the sit-in protests (and his arrest in October 1960) llustrated with photographs, maps and facsimiles of some manuscript pages. Includes a calendar of documents, index. xxx, 673 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-520242394.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70258
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume IV:  Symbol of the Movement,  January 1957 - December 1958. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Virginia Shadron, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay and Kieran Taylor,  editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Virginia Shadron, Susan Carson, Adrienne Clay and Kieran Taylor, editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume IV: Symbol of the Movement, January 1957 - December 1958.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2000). Hardcover first edition - A volume in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement and on. During this period he is involved in establishing the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, attending teh independence ceremonies in Ghana, West Africa, and finally visiting the White House. llustrated with photographs and facsimiles of some manuscript pages. Includes a chronology, calendar of documents, index and more. xxxiii, 637 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-520222318.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70259
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume III:  Birth of a New Age December 1955- December 1956. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Stewart Burns and others, editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Stewart Burns and others, editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume III: Birth of a New Age December 1955- December 1956.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement. Includes many selections previously unpublished. llustrated with photographs. Includes a calendar of all documents related to this period. Footnotes, index. 565 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 0-520079523.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70260
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  • ZODIAC: The Eco-Thriller by Stephenson, Neal
    Stephenson, Neal
    ZODIAC: The Eco-Thriller
    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988.). SIGNED first edition - His second novel - a humorous thriller set in Massachusetts, where something is rotten in Boston Harbor, a whole generation of complacent materialists have been spawned by Route 128's high-tech prosperity and mysterious speedboats are shadowing the Zodiac rafts of the local environmental group. SIGNED on the title page. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-1811.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70263
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  • CONGRATULATIONS, BY THE WAY: Some Thoughts on Kindness. by Saunders, George.
    Saunders, George.
    CONGRATULATIONS, BY THE WAY: Some Thoughts on Kindness.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2014). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slightly expanded version of a convocation address which Saunders gave at Syracuse University: it core of his message is "what I regret most in my life are failures of kindness." Boldly SIGNED on the title page. A small slim volume designed by Chelsea Cardinal. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0812996272.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70264
    Keywords: Essays
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  • CHAFING-DISH RECIPES. by Lemcke, Gesine.
    Lemcke, Gesine.
    CHAFING-DISH RECIPES.
    Edition: First edition.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896. Hardcover first edition - Begins with five pages and sauces, followed by 20 pages of shellfish and lobster recipes and so on, including a group of shredded wheat recipes - and cocktails (that do not need a chafing-dish) 84 pp. 2 pp ads at beginning, 1 p at end.

    Condition: Very good in stamped black cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine (corners slightly bumped),
    Book ID: 69514
    Keywords: Cookbooks and food
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  • A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY, A WATCHER BY THE DEAD,  and THE MAN AND THE SNAKE. by Bierce, Ambrose.
    Bierce, Ambrose.
    A HORSEMAN IN THE SKY, A WATCHER BY THE DEAD, and THE MAN AND THE SNAKE.
    Edition: Limited edition.

    San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1920. Hardcover first edition - #171 out of a total edition of 400 copies of this collection of three short stories. Printed by John Henry Nash with decorations by Ray F. Coyle. 37 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Good condition - some sunning to the marbled paper boards. Olive green cloth spine, paper label. Long and interesting gift inscription on the front endpaper ("to the most devoted and loving mother on my first Christmas away from home") followed by the mother's comments in 1949 about her ever-thoughtful and generous son. Photograph laid in.
    Book ID: 69516
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  • A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire. by Martin, George R. R.
    Martin, George R. R.
    A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Epic fantasy, SIGNED on the title page by Martin. Map endpapers. 1016 pp. ISBN: 9780553801477.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy.)
    Book ID: 61659
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  • THE COBWEB. by Stephenson, Neal  and George, J. Frederick (writing as Stephen Bury)
    Stephenson, Neal and George, J. Frederick (writing as Stephen Bury)
    THE COBWEB.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Bantam, (1996). SIGNED first edition - The second thriller written under this pseudonym. SIGNED on the title page by Nea Stephenson. 384 pp. ISBN: 0-553-378287.

    Condition: Fair condition only in glossy illustrated wrappers (creasing on spine, wear to edges of covers, toning to pages and edges of textblock)
    Book ID: 70246
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  • THE MYSTERY AT NUMBER SIX. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE MYSTERY AT NUMBER SIX.
    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Co., 1922. Hardcover - A story for older children or young adults which is set against one of Seaman's more unusual locations: Number Six in the title refers to a now abandoned pool from a phospate mine, and the idyllic loveliness of this pool is contrasted against the scenes of the working mine. Interesting picture of Florida during the early 1920s - references to selling an alligator hide for a dollar, the young people attend a moving picture show, etc. Illustrated by W. P. Couse with 3 inserted plates on glossy stock. (missing the frontispiece) 254 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition overall in blue-gray cloth with light blue lettering and blue and pink silhouette illustration on front cover (stamp on front pastedown, gift inscription dated 1926)
    Book ID: 70247
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  • THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN. by Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    Seaman, Augusta Huiell.
    THE THREE SIDES OF PARADISE GREEN.
    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Century, (1918.). Hardcover - One of Seaman's earlier mysteries, and one of her more appealing stories in many ways: it is the only one of her books to be set in Connecticut, in a thinly disguised version of her mother's hometown of Stratford, and is notable for its careful attention to pre-Revolutionary architecture. It is also the first of her mysteries to bring in the theme of the survival of Louis, Dauphin of France. Written in the first person, in lively journal entries by a young Helen Roberta - called Bobs - this is set against the backdrop of the first World War raging in Europe, although the United States is not yet involved. This book was dedicated by Seaman to 'the real Helen Roberta', her daughter, called Bobbie. Illustrated by C. M. Relyea with a frontispiece and 3 glossy plates. 275 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with black lettering and a green, orange and black illustration on the front cover and spine (bookplate on front pastedown, overall a sturdy and attractive copy with exceptionally clean and bright covers.)
    Book ID: 70248
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  • THE CATFISH MAN: A Conjured Life. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    THE CATFISH MAN: A Conjured Life.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1980) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of growing up in the "Polish-Jewish enclave of Crotona Park, New York in the 1940s'" INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted collector Larry Owens from "catfish Jerome." 313 pp. ISBN: 0-877952493.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70202
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  • THE GEOGRAPHY OF HOME: California's Poetry Of Place. by Buckley, Christopher and Gary Young.
    Buckley, Christopher and Gary Young.
    THE GEOGRAPHY OF HOME: California's Poetry Of Place.
    Edition: 3rd printing, a trade paperback originaL.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, (1999). SIGNED - A significant anthology which collects the works of seventy-six contemporary California poets, including Philip Levine, Peter Everwine, Mark Jarman, Adrienne Rich, Dennis Schmitz, Carolyn Kizer, Gary Soto, Al Young, Kim Addonizio, Charles Wright, Carol Muske, David St. John, Larry Levis, Robert Hass, Gary Snyder, William Everson, Gary Soto, Luis Omar Salinas, Diane Wakoski, Garrett Hongo, Jane Hirsheld, and Brenda Hillman, Sherley Ann Williams, and many more. Each poet has written an introductory statement for their selections, and each is accompanied by a photograph of the poets. SIGNED by TWO poets at their selections: Gary Soto and Carol Muske (Dukes). 444 pp. ISBN: 1-890771198.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.
    Book ID: 70207
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  • SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE. by Kinsey, Alfred C; Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin.
    Kinsey, Alfred C; Wardell B. Pomeroy and Clyde E. Martin.
    SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE HUMAN MALE.
    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1948. Hardcover first edition - First edition of this landmark work in the study of human sexuality - dedicated to 'the twelve thousand persons who have contributed to these data.' Graphs, charts, bibliography, index. 804 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark red cloth with black panels and gilt lettering on the spine (spine slightly faded, but overall a tight and clean copy, prev owner's name in pencil and easily erasable), no dj.
    Book ID: 70210
    Keywords: Psychology, sexuality
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  • NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES. by McGuane, Thomas.
    McGuane, Thomas.
    NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel which "chronicles the fall and rise of Frank Copenhaver, a man so unhinged by his wife's departure that he finds himself ruining his business, falling in love with the wrong women, and wandering the lawns of his neighborhood, desperate for the merest glimpse of normalcy. . . a ruefully funny novel of embattled manhood, set in . . a Montana where cowboys slug it out with speculators, a cattleman's best friend may be his insurance broker, and love and fishing are the only consolations that last." SIGNED on the title page. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-395545404.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70224
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  • CUBANISIMO!: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature. by Garcia, Cristina, editor.
    Garcia, Cristina, editor.
    CUBANISIMO!: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Cuban Literature.
    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Vintage Books, (2003). SIGNED first edition - An anthology described as "the first book to gather Cuban stories, essays, poems and novel excerpts in one volume that summarizes the richness and depth of a great national literature. From the turn of the century to the present, from Havana to Miami, New York, Mexico City, Madrid and beyond, the spirit and diversity of Cuban culture converge in one vibrant literary jam session. Cristina Garca has ingeniously grouped her selections according to 'the music of their sentences' into five sections named for Cuban dance styles." INSCRIBED and signed by Garcia on the title page "To Mary, warm wishes." Introduction by Garcia, Notes on the authors. xxii, 378 pp. ISBN: 0-385721374.

    Condition: Near fine (usual light toning, no creases)
    Book ID: 70228
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  • SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell. by [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1991). Hardcover first edition - Biography of the author of "Gone With the Wind" - one which explores how her Southern upbringing, in which she was imbued from childhood with tales of the Civil War, affected the novel. Overall a sympathetic and perceptive look at a woman who in many ways defied the cultural expectations of her time. Photographs. Notes, index. xix, 533 pp. ISBN: 0-195052765.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70230
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  • COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS. by Hecht, Anthony.
    Hecht, Anthony.
    COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Contains the complete text of The Hard Hours (1968), Millions of Strange Shadows (1977) and The Venetian Vespers (1979). Notes.272 pp. ISBN: 0-394-585054.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)
    Book ID: 70232
    Keywords: Poetry
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  • MY BOOKSTORE: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop. by Rice,Ronald and Booksellers Across America, editors. Francine Prose, signed.
    Rice,Ronald and Booksellers Across America, editors. Francine Prose, signed.
    MY BOOKSTORE: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read and Shop.
    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Eighty-four writers pay tribute to their favorite bricks-and-mortar stores. Contributors include Martha Ackmann, Isabel Allende, Rick Atkinson, Wendell Berry, Jeanne Birdsall, Rick Bragg, Charles Brandt, Douglas Brinkley, Liam Callanan, Ron Carlson, Kate Christensen, Carmela Ciuraru, Meg Waite Clayton, John Clinch, Mick Cochrane, Ron Currie, Jr., Angela Davis-Gardner, Ivan Doig, Laurent Dubois, Timothy Egan, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Evison, Kathleen Finneran, Fannie Flagg, Ian Frazier, Mindy Friddle, David Fulmer, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Peter Geye, Albert Goldbarth, John Grisham, Pete Hamill, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Elin Hilderbrand, Ann Hood, Pico Iyer, Ward Just, Lesley Kagen, Stephanie Kallos, Larry Kane, Laurie R. King, Katrina Kittle, Scott Lasser, Ann Haywood Leal, Caroline Leavitt, Mike Leonard, Robert N. Macomber, Jill McCorkle, Mameve Medwed, Wendell and Florence Minor, Barry Moser, Howard Frank Mosher, Arthur Nersesian, Kate Niles, Ann Packer, Chuck Palahniuk, Ann Pratchett, Edith Pearlman, Jack Pendarvis, Francine Prose, Ron Rash, Tom Robbins, Adam Ross, Carrie Ryan, Lisa See, Brian Selznick, Mahbod Seraji, Nancy Shaw, Jeff Smith, Lee Smith, Les Standiford, Nancy Thayer, Michael Tisserand, Luis Alberto Urrea, Abraham Verghese, Audrey Vernick, Matt Weiland, Stephen White, Joan Wickersham, Terry Tempest Williams and Simon Winchester. SIGNED by Francine Prose at her selection - New York's Strand Bookstore. Introduction by Richard Russo; afterword by Emily St John Mandel and illustrations by Leif Parsons. List of bookstores by location. xiv, 378 pp. ISBN: 978-1579129101.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70233
    Keywords: Anthology
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  • THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume VI:  Advocate of the Social Gospel,  September 1948 - March 1963. by King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Susan Carson, Susan Englander, Troy Jackson and Gerald L. Smith,  editors.
    King, Martin Luther, Jr, (1929-1968.) Clayborne Carson, Susan Carson, Susan Englander, Troy Jackson and Gerald L. Smith, editors.
    THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. : Volume VI: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948 - March 1963.
    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A volume in the definitive edition of his speeches, sermons, letters, published writings and unpublished manuscripts, which cover the period of King's emergence as a public figure in the Civil Rights movement and on. While the other volumes in this series are more chronological, this focuses primarily on his unpublished sermons, which were found in the King family house in 1997. llustrated with photographs and facsimiles of some manuscript pages. Includes a sermon file inventory, a list of selected books from King's personal library, a calendar index. xxxiii, 720 pp. Somewhat oversized format. ISBN: 978-0520248748.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.
    Book ID: 70234
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